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Being left-handed in a world primarily shaped by and for right-handed people can be a challenge, particularly with technology. In this episode, we look at how a right-handed bias can create frustrations for left handers, and how bias in tech can take on more sinister aspects. That was a pun. …
COVID-19 has shined a spotlight on the already pressing disparities in public health. In this episode of Tech Stuff, Jonathan Strickland chats with Dr. Kyu Rhee, Chief Health Officer at IBM, and Dr. Irene Dankwa-Mullan, Deputy Chief Health Officer of IBM Watson Health, about how data and technology are helping …
Panasonic to Today July 27, 2020
Since the 1970s, Panasonic has moved further from the control of the Matsushita family. But the process hasn't always gone smoothly. From recessions and political events to a dependence on plasma televisions, we learn about the obstacles the company has had to deal with recently. Learn more about your ad-choices …
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Panasonic - 1954 to 1973 July 22, 2020
Panasonic, or rather Matsushita, went through a tumultuous period of ups and downs, including allegations of some shady business practices. From high prices in Japan to undercutting American competitors in the US, we look at how the practices of Panasonic shaped not only the company but the electronics industry as …
The Japanese electronics company Panasonic is more than a century old. In this episode, we learn of its founding in 1918, how the company survived World War II, and how its founder positioned his company to enter the global marketplace in the 1950s. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Hey TechStuff listeners, we wanted to introduce a new show to you all! The John Roa Show explores the gray areas of success through honest, raw and entertaining conversations with the most interesting celebrities, creative leaders and entrepreneurs. John’s diverse background as a successful entrepreneur, humanitarian and global adventurer creates …
What are storm chasers? What kind of equipment do storm chasers use? What useful information have storm chasers gathered? Learn more about your ad- choices at
The next Mars rover scheduled for launch is the Perseverance, which NASA hopes will be able to uncover signs that life once existed on Mars. It also will carry a helicopter-like drone. We learn about the rover, its instruments and why flying on Mars is tricky. Learn more about your …
While the world struggles with the chaotic realities of COVID-19, cybercriminals are pouncing. In this episode of Tech Stuff, Jonathan Strickland chats with Wendi Whitmore, VP of IBM Security X-Force Threat Intelligence, and Allison Ritter, Program Leader, IBM Security Command Center, about how they are helping businesses stay prepared and …
Are robots and automated systems going to replace human workers? And if so, what then? The fear about automation has a long history and it's not an irrational fear. Learn more about your ad-choices at
What is plasma and how do we use it? Why are plasma weapons so popular in science fiction? Are plasma weapons realistic? Learn more about your ad- choices at
Surveillance Tech & Biased AI: The ACLU Fights Back
Join host of There Are No Girls on the Internet, Bridget Todd as she chronicles the experiences of marginalized voices online, and the ways they have shaped the internet from the very beginning. Learn more about your ad- choices at
It started off as an incredible project that promised to bring science fiction into science fact. But years later, the company Magic Leap struggles to stay afloat. What happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at
How will the pandemic change the way we work, go to school, go out, travel, and experience the world? In this new limited series, co-hosts Katie Couric and Bozoma Saint John set out to understand how this unprecedented moment will change our future. In weekly episodes, Katie and Boz interview …
How well does the film treat science and technology in Independence Day? What are the big goofs committed in the movie? How realistic is the plan to defeat the aliens? Learn more about your ad-choices at
It's All Relative July 1, 2020
How do the theories of special relativity and general relativity apply to satellites? Why is the speed of light constant, but time and distance are not? We get all Einstein up in here! Learn more about your ad-choices at
TechStuff to Major Tom June 29, 2020
How do satellite communications work? What's the difference between megahertz and megabits? We learn about the tech of communication satellites. Learn more about your ad-choices at