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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.

TechStuff Goes Transmitter Hunting - Part Two

 TechStuff Goes Transmitter Hunting - Part Two

Joe McCormick and Jonathan continue their discussion about radio waves, transmitters and radio direction finding. How can you locate a transmitter and what is fox hunting? See more »

TechStuff Goes Transmitter Hunting - Part One

 TechStuff Goes Transmitter Hunting - Part One

Joe McCormick and Jonathan continue their discussion about radio waves, transmitters and radio direction finding. How can you locate a transmitter and what is fox hunting? See more »

How Video Game Emulators Work

 How Video Game Emulators Work

Have you ever wanted to play classic games from old consoles or arcade machines on your computer? Then you need a video game emulator. But are they legal? See more »

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 »