TechStuff

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TechStuff is a show about technology. And it’s not just how technology works. Join host Jonathan Strickland as he explores the people behind the tech, the companies that market it and how technology affects our lives and culture.

So what exactly is a theremin? It's got an unmistakably unique sound, and it's one of the world's first electronic musical instruments. Join Chris and Jonathan as they explore all things theremin, from the story of its inventor to playing techniques. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

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Sleepy Time Tech Oct. 25, 2018
What happens when sleep and technology meet? From sleep trackers to the world's first "sleep robot," we look at the science behind sleeping and the tech that tries to exploit it. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at [www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm](http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm) And to learn about your ad choices when listening ...
How do lasers work? What are the most powerful lasers out there today and what do they do? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at [www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm](http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm) And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit
What is electronic waste? What makes it so problematic? And what's the best way to deal with it? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at [www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm](http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm) And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit
AI Gone Rude Oct. 22, 2018
Science fiction authors have thoroughly explored what could happen if we implement artificial intelligence irresponsibly. But they didn't predict that Microsoft would have to rein in a rogue, foul-mouthed chatbot. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at [www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm](http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm) And to learn about your ad choices when listening to ...
How does laser eye surgery work? How does the human eye work? What types of eye problems can laser eye surgery correct? Join Jonathan and Chris for a closer look at laser eye surgery. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at [www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm](http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm) And to learn about your ad ...
As we develop more advanced natural language systems, will we ever reach a point where a computer can detect not just what we say but what we actually mean? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at [www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm](http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm) And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, ...
More Space Planes Oct. 17, 2018
In this episode, we learn about more recent and proposed space planes. What happens when they transition from experimental aircraft to practical vehicles? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at [www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm](http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm) And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit
Planes in Spaaaace Oct. 16, 2018
What is a space plane and how does it work? From the Space Shuttle to the super secret X-37B, we look at the designs and proposals for reusable spacecraft. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at [www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm](http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm) And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, ...
Voting and Technology Oct. 15, 2018
Bob Sullivan of the Breach Podcast joins the show to talk about the intersection between tech and voting. Is there a sweet spot? And do voting machines make the process more or less secure? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at [www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm](http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm) And to learn about your ad ...
What was the Enigma machine? What is a cipher? How did the Enigma machine work? Join Chris and Jonathan to learn more about cryptography. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at [www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm](http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm) And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit
Death of the Amiga Oct. 11, 2018
The Amiga computers had a reputation for being incredibly powerful, particularly for video applications. But numerous problems at Commodore meant the system was living on borrowed time. What happened? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at [www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm](http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm) And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, ...
Following the somewhat disappointing performance of the Amiga 1000, Commodore released two new computers to try and capture both the high-end market and the budget computer customer. We look at these two legendary systems and the politics that interfered with them. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at ...
Jay Miner and his team of engineers were hard at work building the components for the Amiga 1000. Meanwhile, Atari and Commodore were maneuvering against each other and putting Amiga in the middle. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at [www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm](http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm) And to learn about your ad choices ...
The Birth of Amiga Oct. 8, 2018
TechStuff listener Matt wanted to know more about the Amiga line of computers. We take a look at how an engineer from Atari took a big leap in order to achieve his goal of building the best home computer of the early 1980s. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks ...
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Reaching space is difficult, and returning safely is even trickier. Luckily for astronauts, Mission Control follows each shuttle launch in minute detail, and they're on standby to tackle any imaginable problem. Tune in to learn more about exploring space. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at [www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm](http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm) And ...
Susannah asked that I do an episode about the company MoviePass. Where did it come from? What impact did it have on the entertainment industry? And does it have a future? Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at [www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm](http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm) And to learn about your ad choices when listening ...
How did a patent filed in 1996 cause huge headaches in the podcasting industry? And how did a decision in 2018 finally put the matter to rest? We look at the case of Personal Audio LLC versus podcasting. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at [www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm](http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm) And to ...
Listener Dan wanted to know more about Apple's "neural engine." What exactly is it, and what can it do? We explore how a system on a chip can power machine learning in a smartphone. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at [www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm](http://www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm) And to learn about your ad ...