TechStuff

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.


How did Valve get started? We explore how two Microsoft Millionaires formed one of the most influential companies in PC gaming.

In part two, we look at a few more companies that fizzled in the wake of the dotcom bubble bursting. From a quick-delivery service to a company that would pay your parking tickets, what happened?

The Dot Com Bubble saw the rise and fall of many Web startups. We look a few, from Pets.com to Broadcast.com. What happened to those founders?

We continue the discussion about the birth of the iPhone. As it turns out, it was a very difficult delivery. What's the story behind it?

It's been 10 years since the iPhone first went on sale. How did it come about and what has its impact been on technology?

How did Def Con get started? What goes on there? And should you be worried about it?

From Internet Radio to the emergence of TechStuff, we look at the long and colorful history of podcasts.

What does the ATLAS detector do at the LHC? We explore the detector, the LHC, and hear from Kate Shaw and Steven Goldfarb who both work with ATLAS.

The sound-hosting service SoundCloud narrowly avoided financial collapse in 2017. Where did it come from and can it become profitable?

It's time to revisit the Hyperloop. What is the proposal, and how will it work? And what's up with Elon Musk's Boring Company?

In 1996, a company set out to make its mark on the PC gaming industry. It became known as Alienware. How did it get started and where is it going?

Producer extraordinaire Noel Brown visited Moogfest in 2017 and got a chance to talk with Alexander Lerch about musical analysis. And how can can analysis lead to generative music?

Bots generate more Internet traffic than humans. How can you tell if someone chatting with you is a bot or not?

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have had a public disagreement about the nature of AI. Who is right? Are the bots on their way to destroy us?

Employees at a vending company can elect to get an RFID microchip implant. What's the story behind this and is it a good idea?

How have programming languages evolved over time? What was wrong with the old ones? How are more recent languages different from the ones first developed?

What was the first programming language? Why are they even necessary? Why are there so many different types of programming languages?

What sorcery is this? How do meteorologists actually make weather forecasts after collecting all that data?

How do meteorologists predict the weather? We look at the tools meteorologists use to determine stuff like high and low temperatures, the chance of precipitation and more!

In an effort to understand meteorology, we first must understand how weather works. What are the complex variables that determine weather patterns?

What exactly is 4k resolution? How does the number of pixels on a screen correspond to image quality? And are 4k sets really worth it?

What's the difference between an emoticon and an emoji? Where did emoji come from? And is it a language?

From the humble 4004 to today's Kaby Lake, we take a look at the processors and technology Intel has developed over the years.

How did the co-founders of Intel go from being "traitors" to two of the early pioneers of silicon valley? We learn about Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore.

As the 20th century loomed ever closer, the battle waged to determine how we would transmit electricity. Learn about the current wars and why AC ultimately won.