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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.

Internet Architecture

In this episode, the TechStuff guys tackle Internet architecture, from the basic components to the complex details of servers, clients and IP addresses.

How Green Printers Work

Some have called the 21st century "the era of the paperless office," but the printed page still has a profound effect on the environment. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the various methods of green printing, including disappearin See more »

How WiMAX Works

WiMAX has hit technology news in a big way. This networking system can blanket a 30-mile radius with broadband access, creating city-wide wireless access. Unfortunately, this system is far from perfect. Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn more. See more »

How Printers Work

The swift evolution of printing technology has spawned several types of printers. Check out the HowStuffWorks web site to learn more about the history and future of printers. See more »

How Independent Game Developers  Work

Until recently, independent game developers were a rarity in the world of video game consoles. With the advent of developer kits like Nintendo's WiiWare, this market has fundamentally shifted -- check out our HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more. See more »

What are the different ways you can print without wires?

Wired devices are literally leashed to a network, and connecting devices can be very frustrating. With wireless printing, users are no longer tied down by cables and cords. Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about wireless printing. See more »

How LCDs Work

You probably use items containing an LCD (liquid crystal display) every day. This technology can be found in laptops computers, digital clocks, ovens and CD players. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn how these LCDs work. See more »

Can the government take away my laptop?

Federal agents have the right to confiscate and examine electronic devices belonging to anyone entering the United States -- and these agents aren't required to have probable cause. Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about US policy. See more »

How Energy-efficient Electronics Work

The average American household spends $1,400 each year on energy bills. Take a look at our HowStuffWorks article to learn how energy-efficient electronics can reduce power usage and bills. See more »

How E-voting Works

Generally speaking, e-voting refers to both the electronic means of casting a vote and the electronic means of tabulating votes. Will this become the future of voting? Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about electronic voting. See more »

How Bluetooth Works

Security is a concern in any wireless network setup. People sending sensitive information over a wireless connection need to take precautions to make sure those signals aren't intercepted. Learn more about Bluetooth security in our HowStuffWorks article. See more »