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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.

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.

Location:

Atlanta, GA

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

HowStuffWorks.com One Capital City Plaza 3350 Peachtree Road, Suite 1500 Atlanta, GA 30326 404-760-4729


Episodes

TechStuff Classic: The Electronic Arts Story: Part One

5/29/2020
Who is the founder of Electronic Arts? What was the company's philosophy about making games? Why did the founder leave the company? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:50:02

The Deal With Steel

5/27/2020
There are lots of different kinds of steel. In this episode, we demystify steel, talk about the different classifications and what makes them different from one another. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:46:55

One Stuff of Iron, The Other of Steel

5/25/2020
What makes iron different from steel? How are they made? In this episode, we explore the history of iron and steel. It's heavy metal! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:50:19

TechStuff Classic: The Evolution of Batteries

5/22/2020
How do batteries work? What are the different types of batteries? Why has battery improvement been so slow? Join Lauren and Jonathan to learn more about the science behind batteries. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:49:56

Small Tech, Big Deal

5/20/2020
What does the word nanotechnology really mean? And how did it evolve? From ancient glassmaking to the tech of sci fi, we look at nanotechnology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:50:53

The Packard Bell Story

5/18/2020
Packard Bell's lifespan was 1926 to 1968. Or maybe 1933 to 1974. Or maybe 1986 to 2000. What is up with this company? We investigate the Packard Bell Story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:55:35

TechStuff Classic: Printing a Gun

5/15/2020
How powerful is the 3D-printed gun designed by Cody Wilson? Why is the gun so controversial? Is a plastic gun really undetectable? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:40:55

The Birth of the Modem

5/13/2020
What exactly is a modem and what does it do? We trace the development of the modem and how it plays a key part in computer networks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:52:46

What is a Redox Flow Battery?

5/11/2020
What are redox flow batteries? How are they similar to other types of energy storage technologies like traditional batteries and fuel cells? Will we ever see them in wide deployment? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:44:25

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets Fit

5/8/2020
What are fitness trackers? What sort of sensors does a typical tracker contain? Do fitness trackers really help you lose weight or get fit? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:47:09

Introducing: Flashback - Isaac Newton’s ‘Year of Wonders’

5/7/2020
Each of us handles social distancing in our own way. Some are doing virtual yoga classes. Others are turning to art. And then there are those truly rare birds... like Sir Issac Newton. He once turned his time in quarantine into an opportunity to change the way we understand the world around us. Learn about history’s unintended consequences on Flashback, a new podcast from OZY and iHeart Radio Podcast Network. Find out how some of the best-laid plans can go horribly wrong or prove...

Duration:00:04:11

How Musical Instruments Work

5/6/2020
What makes a trumpet sound different from a guitar? How do flutes work? In this episode, we look at how musical instruments actually create their respective, distinctive sounds. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:52:45

Smart Talks with IBM: Working Together While Apart

5/5/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic forced millions of people into a new lifestyle and raised many challenges. Among those are how do we pursue learning from home? How can technology help us when we can't leave the house? Kristin Wisnewski and Grace Suh join the show to talk about initiatives designed to help students learn in our new remote reality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:32:52

How Music Works - The Physics

5/4/2020
Musical instruments are a particularly cool type of technology. How do musical instruments take advantage of fundamental laws of physics? We explore the nature of sound and music in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:49:21

TechStuff Classic: How Nanotechnology Works

5/1/2020
Nanotechnology is the science of building incredibly tiny machines. As manufacturing techniques improve, more nanotechnology may find its way to the market. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:27:26

How Essential Became NonEssential

4/29/2020
The lead developer of the Android operating system launched a new phone company in 2015 called Essential Products. In 2019, that company folded. What happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:52:01

The Zoom Boom

4/27/2020
The web conferencing service Zoom was already successful before the era of isolation really kicked it into a new gear. Learn about where it came from, how it works and the controversies the company now faces. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:46:28

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Shifts Into High Gear

4/24/2020
What do automotive transmissions do? How does power get from an engine to a car’s wheels? Why do manual transmission vehicles have a clutch? Learn more about transmissions with Jonathan and Lauren. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:35:24

How Thermal Imaging Works

4/22/2020
A Chinese company is marketing heat-sensing glasses as a possible way to screen people for COVID-19. How does thermal imaging work, and is this a good approach? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:49:00

Smart Talks with IBM: Accelerating an answer to COVID-19

4/21/2020
How is technology playing a role in the search for an effective treatment for COVID-19? Dave Turek of IBM joins the podcast to talk about how high performance computing can help speed up the process. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:44:04