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.


In June 2018, Ian Hogarth and Nathan Benaich released a report on how far AI has advanced over 12 months. We take a look at artificial intelligence, where we are and where we're heading next.

Is it possible that privacy is becoming less of a social norm? In this episode, Chris and Jonathan explore how the internet and online social networks have influenced changing attitudes about personal privacy. Tune in to learn more.

After Dell Computers' meteoric rise, the company hit some rough waters. In this episode, we learn what happened, how Michael Dell was able to buy back the company he created and what he plans next.

Michael Dell founded his company when he was a teenager. In this episode, we learn how he took a good business idea and turned it into a billion-dollar company.

Legisliation from the European Union has forced many companies to scramble to comply to new rules and regulations. What exactly is General Data Protection Regulation?

Sometimes, after I cover a topic, stuff keeps happening. It's pretty rude. But this episode is all about following up on recent tech stories.

Who was Heisenberg? What was his contribution to quantum mechanics? What is the uncertainty principle?

Crowdfunding and platforms like Kickstarter and IndieGogo have changed the way people get funding for projects, including big tech projects. In this episode, we look at examples of some of the best and worst tech-related crowdfunding campaigns.

The Disneyland attraction Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln originally started out as a World's Fair attraction before taking up residence in the Happiest Place on Earth. We look at the history, technology and evolution of this popular Disney attraction.

From computer games that never made it out of development to entire operating systems, we look at some of the greatest software that never made it to users.

In this episode, we round up some examples of promised gadgets that never delivered. From a self-adjusting belt to a pair of camera glasses promoted by Lady Gaga, this episode is all about vaporware.

What was Microsoft Bob? What was the major security flaw in Bob? Why did Bob flop? Join Jonathan and Lauren as they explore the rise and fall of Microsoft Bob.

From mixed reality to political controversy, we explore the recent activity of the world's largest software company: Microsoft.

TechStuff listener Rob asked "What has Microsoft been up to since you recorded The Microsoft Story Part 2 in 2013?" We find out.

We take a closer look at different DDoS strategies as well as how cyber security experts try to handle attacks. Is there anything you can do to help limit DDoS attacks?

What exactly is a denial of service attack? And what makes one a distributed denial of service? In this episode, we learn more about the basics of DDoS attacks.

What is Rooster Teeth Productions? What is machinima? How did Red vs. Blue get started? Listen in as Jonathan and Chris interview Burnie Burns, the pioneering founder of Rooster Teeth Productions.

We finish our story about Hedy Lamarr and look at how frequency hopping works and is un underlying technology for many modern communications systems. And then we have some fun talking about celebrity inventions.

Classic film star Hedy Lamarr was celebrated for her appearance but what many people didn't know was that she also co-invented a method of communication that underlies many technologies today. We learn more about Hedy Lamarr and frequency hopping.

Podcasting has become increasingly popular over the years. What do you need to know to start your own? We give tips on how to go about creating your very own podcast.

What has eBay been up to over the last few years? We catch up with the company and bring our story up to the present day. As long as that present day is in 2018.

What are the benefits of each type of system? What are the drawbacks? Who won the debate? Tune in as Jonathan and Chris explores the respective pros and cons on each side of the great debate between open and closed systems.

Meg Whitman's tenure at eBay changed the company's culture dramatically. Why did eBay buy Skype, and why do some people say that was a huge mistake? 

We look at some more companies and services that launched after TechStuff became a show back in 2008, including some stuff that didn't get the chance to stick around.





TechStuff has been a podcast for 10 years. In that time, several companies and services have launched. In this episode, we look at some familiar names that were unknown back when TechStuff first aired.