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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How the Merger of Sirius and XM Will Work

Satellite radio allows listeners to access radio stations without sitting through radio ads. Only two companies -- Sirius and XM Radio -- have attained a measure of success in this industry. Visit our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about the merger.

How the Facebook Redesign Works

Facebook is a social networking site. It was created for Harvard students but has expanded to an open membership. Learn about Facebook, it's network and new redesign in this HowStuffWorks podcast.

How Twitter Works

In May of 2008, Twitter received another 15 million dollars in venture capital funding. This increase reflects the growing interest in micro blogging -- messages with 160 characters or less. Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about Twitter.

How Mp3 Files Work

Certain parts of a song can be eliminated without significantly lowering the song's quality. The MP3 does not sound exactly the same as the original CD song. Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about MP3 files and audio quality.