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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 wikis?

In this episode of TechStuff, Chris and Jonathan explain how the web collaboration tools called wikis work and discuss the most famous wiki of all -- Wikipedia.


Authentication Tech and You

 Authentication Tech and You

What is authentication? Why is it important? And what are engineers doing to make it better? See more »

The History of MP3 Players

 The History of MP3 Players

How did the humble MP3 player get its start? When did the iPod take over as the dominant brand? And what's the MP3 Player business like today? See more »

The Circuit City Story Part 2

 The Circuit City Story Part 2

Once the Wards Company, Circuit City really established its identity decades after it was founded. How did the company grow and ultimately die, and what comes next? See more »

The Circuit City Story Part 1

 The Circuit City Story Part 1

Do you remember the electronics superstore called Circuit City? If you shopped in the 80s and 90s, the answer is probably yes. How did it get started? See more »

How Magnetic Storage Works

 How Magnetic Storage Works

Learn about the amazing world of magnets and how super smart people figured out we could use them to store data. From old wire recordings to magnetic hard drives, we look at the science and tech behind magnetic data storage. See more »

How MP3 Compression Works

 How MP3 Compression Works

How does a computer program decide which bits of an audio file to keep and which to ditch during compression? We learn about the mp3 algorithm and Jonathan talks about math a lot. See more »

TechStuff Visits CES 2017

 TechStuff Visits CES 2017

Ben Bowlin joins the show, recorded in Las Vegas, to talk about the big trends in tech at CES 2017. From autonomous cars to smart hubs to virtual reality, we look at what consumer electronics companies hope will become the next big thing. See more »

TechStuff and Friends Predict 2017

 TechStuff and Friends Predict 2017

Jonathan is joined by a few friends and together they predict what will happen in tech in 2017. Will we sit in our driverless cars playing virtual reality games thanks to net neutrality? See more »

TechStuff Reviews 2016 Part Two

 TechStuff Reviews 2016 Part Two

We conclude our look back on the big tech stories of 2016, from June to December. Gawker goes bankrupt, Pokemon Go steals the spotlight for a few weeks and more! See more »

TechStuff Reviews 2016 Part One

 TechStuff Reviews 2016 Part One

We take a look back at the big stories in tech during 2016, from January through May. We say goodbye to the Goblin King, Twitter shakes up its executive team and VR headsets finally debut. See more »