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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.
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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.

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English

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Episodes

Hinge founder: I don't believe in “the one”

12/5/2019
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Hinge founder Justin McLeod opens up about addiction, depression, and how his own epic love story fundamentally changed the mission of his company. Justin takes us along the roller coaster ride of entrepreneurship that led him to create one of the most popular dating apps, and gives insight into how the tech company is looking to code vulnerability into a tech-addicted world of swipes and scrolling. Is data the new matchmaker? And why doesn't the founder of one of the world's most popular...

Duration:01:03:43

Biofuel Bonanza

12/4/2019
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What exactly are biofuels, and can they replace fossil fuels? In this episode, we take a critical look at the issues surrounding our energy needs and why it's so darn complicated. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:57:57

Fake It Til You Make It

12/2/2019
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In the world of technology, it's not unusual for startups to make big promises and then scramble to try and keep them. In this episode, we look at some big examples of this philosophy and how it can go wrong. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:51:10

TechStuff Classic: The Wonderful Wizard Named Woz

11/29/2019
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Who is Steve Wozniak? What was Wozniak's role at Apple? What other ventures has Wozniak been involved in over the years? Join Chris and Jonathan as they explore the life and times of this iconic computer engineer and Apple cofounder. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:56:13

Lighting Up the Holidays

11/27/2019
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We look at the history of incorporating lights in winter holidays like Christmas and Hanukkah and how electricity changed things dramatically. We'll also dive into those over the top displays that sequence lights with sound and talk about why it was such a challenge for the electrician on Stranger Things to make lights blink a specific way. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:48:26

Introducing: This Time Tomorrow, a New Podcast about 5G Innovations

11/26/2019
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Hi TechStuff listeners, today we want to introduce you to a new podcast we think you'll like. It's called This Time Tomorrow, and it's all about the 5G revolution. In this new series from T-Mobile for Business and iHeartRadio, hosts Oz Woloshyn and Karah Preiss look closely at how 5G innovations will revolutionize the way we work, socialize and interact with the world. They'll explore how the 5G revolution has the potential to change everything from airline travel to manufacturing to sports...

Duration:00:00:55

Blizzard Meltdown

11/25/2019
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We look at what's been going on at Blizzard recently and how global politics have created a challenging situation for the company. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:00:17

TechStuff Classic: How Motion Capture Works

11/22/2019
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What does motion capture mean? What are the different systems used to capture a performer’s movements? Why do some animators consider motion capture cheating? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:48:42

Things Get Hot for Blizzard

11/20/2019
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Riding high on some notable successes, Blizzard continued to make big waves in the world of video games. But now and again the company would find itself in a storm of criticism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:44:09

Winter is Coming: The Early Days of Blizzard

11/18/2019
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Founded in 1991, the video game company Blizzard got its start not by creating blockbuster games of its own but by porting other companies' games to different platforms. This is the story of the founding of Blizzard. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:47:34

TechStuff Classic: The Firefox Story

11/15/2019
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How is Firefox connected to Netscape Navigator? Are Firefox and Internet Explorer cousins? What is Mozilla? Join Chris and Jonathan as they explore the origin and growth of Mozilla. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:35:14

Media in the Stream

11/13/2019
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Over the last decade, we've seen a gradual shift from hard copy media to streaming media. In this episode, we look at the history and tech behind devices designed to stream entertainment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:45:57

The Birth of the Electric Chair

11/11/2019
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At the end of the 19th century, it seemed like there was nothing electricity couldn't do. So could it be used as a way to humanely carry out the death penalty? We learn about the invention of the electric chair and the dentist who dreamed it up. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:47:27

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Takes the Ingress

11/8/2019
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What is an alternate reality game? What is Ingress? How do you play the game? Join Jonathan and Chris as they introduce you to the world of Ingress and alternate reality gaming. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:37:33

The Trials and Tribulations of the 737 MAX

11/6/2019
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What happened with Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft and why did the CEO of the company appear before the US Congress? We learn about the flight control system that led to tragedy and the controversy surrounding it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:48:52

The Basics of Electricity

11/4/2019
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What's the difference between voltage and current? What is resistance? What are the units of measurement associated with electricity? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:48:24

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets MegaUploaded

11/1/2019
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What was Megaupload? Why did the US federal government pursue Megaupload? Why is the Megaupload case so complicated? Join Chris and Jonathan as they shed some light on the Megaupload, from its origin to its ongoing court case. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:42:06

Scams and Hoaxes

10/30/2019
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The Internet can be a great place but it's also the host for some pretty sneaky scams out there. In this episode, we look at some common schemes to take advantage of unsuspecting victims and how you can avoid becoming a victim yourself. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:55:36

The Shocking History of Electricity in Medicine

10/28/2019
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For more than 200 years, doctors have experimented with using electricity to treat everything from liver disease to severe depression to varying degrees of success. We look at the history behind these practices and what's going on. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:49:36

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Looks at Industrial Light and Magic

10/25/2019
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What is Industrial Light and Magic, and when did it get its start? What is ILM's relationship to Pixar? What technologies did ILM pioneer? Join Jonathan and Chris as they shed some light on ILM. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:54:11