TechStuff

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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.

What are redox flow batteries? How are they similar to other types of energy storage technologies like traditional batteries and fuel cells? Will we ever see them in wide deployment? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What are fitness trackers? What sort of sensors does a typical tracker contain? Do fitness trackers really help you lose weight or get fit? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What makes a trumpet sound different from a guitar? How do flutes work? In this episode, we look at how musical instruments actually create their respective, distinctive sounds. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The COVID-19 pandemic forced millions of people into a new lifestyle and raised many challenges. Among those are how do we pursue learning from home? How can technology help us when we can't leave the house? Kristin Wisnewski and Grace Suh join the show to talk about initiatives designed to …
Musical instruments are a particularly cool type of technology. How do musical instruments take advantage of fundamental laws of physics? We explore the nature of sound and music in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Nanotechnology is the science of building incredibly tiny machines. As manufacturing techniques improve, more nanotechnology may find its way to the market. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast- advertisers
The lead developer of the Android operating system launched a new phone company in 2015 called Essential Products. In 2019, that company folded. What happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast- advertisers
The Zoom Boom April 27, 2020
The web conferencing service Zoom was already successful before the era of isolation really kicked it into a new gear. Learn about where it came from, how it works and the controversies the company now faces. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What do automotive transmissions do? How does power get from an engine to a car’s wheels? Why do manual transmission vehicles have a clutch? Learn more about transmissions with Jonathan and Lauren. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
How Thermal Imaging Works April 22, 2020
A Chinese company is marketing heat-sensing glasses as a possible way to screen people for COVID-19. How does thermal imaging work, and is this a good approach? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast- advertisers
How is technology playing a role in the search for an effective treatment for COVID-19? Dave Turek of IBM joins the podcast to talk about how high performance computing can help speed up the process. Learn more about your ad- choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What's up, WhatsApp? April 20, 2020
Where did the WhatsApp messaging service come from, how did it get so popular, and why did Facebook spend so much money to acquire it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Why does the DMCA exist? What is safe harbor? What does the DMCA have to do with boats? Tune in to learn more with Jonathan and Lauren. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
How did IBM define computer graphics standards for the PC? What's the difference between the different standards? And why did the company get out of the graphics game? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
While we're not likely to ever see something as sophisticated as Iron Man's suit, there are a number of robotic exoskeleton designs that have made the rounds. In this episode, we look at some of those designs, how they were developed and what they are meant to do. Learn more …
How did Wikipedia get started? What was the predecessor to Wikipedia? What are the pros and cons of Wikipedia? Learn more about Wikipedia with Jonathan and Lauren Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast- advertisers
It took a lot of time and experimentation for the clamshell laptop to become standard. Today, most laptops follow that style. But companies have made big changes in other features. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Cameron Clayton, the General Manager of IBM Cloud Ecosystem and of The Weather Company, an IBM business, joins the show to talk about how artificial intelligence and cloud computing provide the horsepower needed to provide localized tracking tools for the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more about your ad- choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
From the very first 55-pound portable computer to establishing the clamshell form factor, we take a look at the history of the laptop computer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What is the Voyager program? What systems are onboard the Voyager spacecraft? What is on the golden record on the Voyager spacecraft? Tune in and learn more with Jonathan and Lauren. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers