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Mega Bits, Mega Bytes & Mega Hertz

The world of bits, bytes and hertz can be a confusing one, but Chris and Jonathan like a challenge. Tune in as they explore the differences between megabits, megabytes and megahertz in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.


The Samsung Story Part 2

Picking up where we left off, we look at some of the more recent stories about Samsung, including the tricky relationships between the heirs to the Samsung throne. See more »

The Samsung Story Part 1

How did the company Samsung get its start? From its humble beginnings as a grocery and shipping company, we look at the complicated history of one of South Korea's most influential companies. See more »

The National Facial Recognition Database

Are you an adult citizen in the US? If so, there's a 50% chance your face is in a law enforcement database. We look at this problematic law enforcement tool. See more »

Close, but No Nuclear War

The world has teetered on the brink of nuclear war a few times. Sometimes, it was because of technical glitches. Sometimes, it was because of coincidences. We explore some very close calls. See more »

The Google Glass Story

Was Google Glass an idea ahead of its time? What are its origins and where is it today? See more »

Bestselling Games of All Time

What are the bestselling video games of all time? Find out some of the top performers for systems dating back to the Atari 2600. See more »

The Digg Story

It all began with a startup led by a TechTV host. Then it evolved into a massively influential site, only to seemingly implode a short while later. What's the story behind Digg? See more »

The TV Story Part 3

From projection televisions to LED screens, we explore the more recent advancements in television technology. What the heck is HDR, anyway? See more »

The TV Story Part 2

Controversy continues as we look at the development of electronic televisions. Was Philo T. Farnsworth the real inventor of the TV? See more »

The TV Story Part 1

Who invented the television? Well, it's complicated. We look at the science behind TV and the first mechanicall sets. See more »