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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.... Show More

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July 6, 2020 50 min

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?

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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 CEOs, innovators and thought leaders in industries from tech and media to education and entertainment to fashion and sports, to find out how ...

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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?

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July 1, 2020 52 min

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!

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June 29, 2020 52 min

How do satellite communications work? What's the difference between megahertz and megabits? We learn about the tech of communication satellites.

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How did WikiLeaks get started? What is the purpose of WikiLeaks? What are some of the controversies WikiLeaks has been in?

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June 24, 2020 54 min

Jonathan looks back on some of the biggest tech stories since TechStuff first launched.

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June 22, 2020 53 min

In our continuing exploration of stage and film lighting, we learn how technology would shape how our entertainment is created and presented and what the heck a gaffer is.

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What is the Mars One project? Why is it a one-way ticket to Mars? What are the qualifications for Mars One?

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June 17, 2020 54 min

From the stage to the silver screen, we look at how lighting has played an intrinsic role in shaping our perception of entertainment.

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In the conclusion of this two-part series about electronic voting machines, Ben Bowlin joins the show to talk about all the challenges that come along with trying to modernize the democratic process.

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What are superconductors? What is electrical resistance? How can superconductors levitate?

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It's an election year in the United States, which means it's a good time to revisit this 2016 episode about electronic voting machines. Ben Bowlin joins the show to talk about the tech and challenges associated with electronic voting.

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June 8, 2020 52 min

What is a web spider? You don't have to leave a message and we'll call you back, we'll explain in this episode what web spiders are and how they work.

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How did the company change after the departure of Trip Hawkins? What were some of the other companies EA acquired? Why did EA win the Worst Company of the Year twice?

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June 3, 2020 49 min

It's time for another critical thinking episode! We are flooded with information and not all of it is reliable. Let's talk about developing the skills to think critically and separate the good data from the bad.

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Where did green screen technology come from? How does it work? From the dawn of cinema to the latest Zoom meeting, we take a look at the tech that lets us combine different images into a single film or video.

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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.

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May 27, 2020 52 min

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.

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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!

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