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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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What are the differences between the three big video streaming services? How do these services earn revenue? Which services have exclusive deals? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What's the tech powering some of the iconic rides at Disney theme parks? From Omnimovers to Indiana Jones, we explore innovations that put the thrill in thrill rides. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Time's Up for TikTok?

Time's Up for TikTok?

2020-08-1056:23

It's only been a few months since our last episode about TikTok, but a lot has happened since. We learn about the mysterious Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States and how it could play a role in changing TikTok forever. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What tech is used in body modification? Why is Kevin Warwick sometimes called a cyborg? Can grinders give themselves extrasensory powers? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
When it comes to long-term data storage on computers, there are two main camps. In this episode, we learn how hard disk drives are different from solid state drives. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Rerun: How E3 Works

Rerun: How E3 Works

2020-08-0301:07:351

What's the history of E3? What purpose does it serve? And can anyone attend? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What's the origin of tattooing? Who invented the tattoo gun? How do piercings work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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 to address these issues during the pandemic and beyond. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Panasonic to Today

Panasonic to Today

2020-07-2754:06

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 at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Who invented BitTorrent? How do BitTorrent transfers work? What exactly is a torrent file? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Panasonic - 1954 to 1973

Panasonic - 1954 to 1973

2020-07-2252:152

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 a whole. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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 https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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 https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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 ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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 resilient within a rapidly evolving threat landscape. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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 https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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 https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What happens to our civil liberties when an algorithm is used by law enforcement to make an arrest? Even more concerning, what happens when that facial recognition technology is racially biased? As we enter an age of ubiquitous surveillance, it’s minorities - especially people of color - who are disproportionately affected. The ACLU has recently filed a complaint on behalf of a Black man who was wrongfully arrested due to faulty police facial recognition tech. It’s the first case in the US, but it’s unlikely to be the last because, according to the ACLU - the tech often can’t tell Black people apart. The organization that has been fighting for civil rights protections for over 100 years, is now calling on lawmakers nationwide to stop law enforcement use of facial recognition technology. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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 https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Linh Nguyen

Loving this episode! Fellow lefty!

Jul 29th
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ID18856732

Disappointed in the quality of communication on behalf IBM. Questions were not answered concisely. This was an opportunity for the speakers to outline how technology can help in health crises like we are currently experiencing with COVID-19. Eg. How it can help identify geographic, racial and socioeconomic disparity in chronic disease, health care and health outcomes. When asked how the average person can help... the IBM speaker circled back to their data and trust monologue but didn’t explain what he means by that and how it translates to the role of the average person. I think he intended to convey that the quality of the information that people provide to their healthcare practitioners determines the level of quality of the data technological companies have the work with in their modelling to ultimately identify potential solutions. He needed to use more plain speak and be clear. Both IBM reps were clearly intelligent and could’ve offered more substantial value add for the audience. I’d love to see this entire interview re-done in a more clear and concise manner. The interviewer tried several times but just couldn’t get straight answers.

Jul 29th
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Coffee Jeannie

Enough! what leftist crap! Trump is a racist!? No longer listening to this podcast. Pushing socialist/leftist lies & propaganda! Barf!

Jul 18th
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Arash Ramian

perfect. i like this episod🤩

Jul 3rd
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TRUE TECH OPINIONS

twitter and facebook,Instagram etc all do the same thing and can also be used for the same thing, but is that what freedom of speech is about?

Mar 30th
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gowtham

Very informative and entertaining. Thanks for episode.

Jan 20th
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Josh Travis

anyone else currently streaming?

Jan 10th
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Skull Bones

WHAT DO THE DEVELOPMENT OF POLTRIEGEIST MACHINE AND PHANTOM INTERDENOMINATIONAL BIOCYBERNETICS OF CLANDESTINE OPERATION DO FOR CITIZEN OF THE WORLD 👽🦋☝️👁️🤪⭐

Dec 10th
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Mani javanbakht

this made my essay get 1st. thanks ALOT❤

Oct 20th
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Александр Кузичкин

thank you for such a great episode but roob Goldberg or Golberg?

Aug 17th
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Bill Thorpe

awesome

Jul 1st
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Diwa Galvez

Super awesome episode! Will be interested to know the rise and fall of Yahoo. :)

May 30th
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Linh Nguyen

Great episode! Very insightful, now I know what a gaffer is! Ha!

May 15th
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Daniel Gil

Thanks Jonathan. Lovely podcast.

Apr 22nd
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Rudy

Amazing podcast.

Mar 20th
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Michael Jiggens

Nazi collaborators.

Mar 19th
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Declan O'Kane

Great work

Feb 10th
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Joshua Clark

I wish 2019 would bring us a biological interface with humans and computers that'd be nice then we could do away with the whole virtual reality glasses and just plug ourselves in like the Matrix I'm really hoping for that to happen sooner than later

Feb 2nd
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Sangram keshari Sahu

Can we have a episode on current status all the top-level domains?

Jan 7th
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Nir T

another option is that when the time traveller cannot interact with the past but just watch it.

Dec 7th
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