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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.

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TechStuff Classic: The History of Handheld Gaming Part Two

What's the story behind some of the more recent handheld gaming devices? Which ones failed and which succeeded? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-03-05
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Tech News: Reading Unopened Letters Using AI

Netflix has a new comedy feature in its iOS app, Parler withdraws a lawsuit against Amazon (and files another one), and scientists snoop on correspondence from the Middle Ages using artificial intelligence. And more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-03-05
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The Sound of Mars

We learn more about the Perseverance Rover and how NASA engineers had to navigate tricky technical and financial challenges to make it all work. Plus, we get our first chance to listen to the soundscape of Mars. It's pretty windy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-03-03
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Tech News: Gab gets Hacked and YouTube Copies TikTok

A hacker with a piratical handle hacked into Gab and stole 70 gigabytes of data. Meanwhile, China tests out a digital currency, Minneapolis backs off of an ill-advised plan to use influencers and YouTube decides to try and do TikTok only without as many editing tools. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-03-02
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NASA's Amazing Perseverance

The Perseverance Mars rover is already returning incredible video and audio from the Red Planet. We learn about the mission, how it survived massive changes at NASA and what we hope it finds while far away from home. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-03-01
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TechStuff Classic: The History of Handheld Gaming Part One

How did handheld gaming get started? We look at the origins of the electronic handheld game craze and how it evolved in the early years. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-26
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Tech News: Military Coups and Net Neutrality

We've learned more about how the military in Myanmar locked down communications in the wake of a coup. California's net neutrality law survives a legal challenge from cable companies. And Sony has plans for VR with the PS5. Plus more tech news! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-25
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TechStuff By the Numbers (Stations)

Numbers stations are mysterious, creepy and part of the world of espionage. We learn how shortwave radio works, why it's used for numbers stations and how you might tune in to find one yourself. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-24
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Tech News: Harder, Better, Faster, Bye Bye

Spotify announced a ton of stuff at a live event, Google is back in the political ad game, and we say goodbye to an iconic music duo. Plus more tech news! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-23
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Radicalization by Algorithm

Bridget Todd joins the show to talk about the role social networking platforms play with radicalization and extremism. From a hands-off approach to algorithms that exacerbate a dangerous problem, we look at what we do know and establish what we don't. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-22
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TechStuff Classic: It's All About The Polymers

What is a polymer banknote? We look at this special type of currency, how it's made and why it's important. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-19
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Tech News: No News for Australia on Facebook

Facebook puts a ban on linking to news stories in Australia and the consequences could be enormous. Waymo starts testing autonomous vehicles in the San Francisco area. And the US Department of Justice goes after hackers connected to an attack on Sony Pictures from 2014. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-18
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The Tech of Coffee

From harvesting to brewing, we look at some of the tech connected to that ol' cup of Joe. Learn about harvesters, hullers, pulpers, roasters and other terrifying machinery! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-17
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Tech News: The Rise of the Robocall

Facebook is making a smartwatch, Google isn't welcome in French hotels and robocalls have changed how Americans answer (or don't answer) the phone. Plus more in tech news! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-16
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How Medieval Warfare Led to the Lawnmower

We learn who invented the lawnmower, how lawnmowers evolved, and why we even have lawns in the first place. Hint: it has to do with castles in the Middle Ages. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-15
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Chased by Pee-wee Herman

TechStuff listeners check out Jonathan in this three course episode as he and Ariel talk about some wacky news, discuss their thoughts on if the DCUE is salvageable, and pay tribute to one of their favorite Mel Brooks films and a great comedic actress. Please help Large Nerdron Collider podcast grow by subscribing and telling a friend, who will tell their friend, and their friend will also tell their friend who would eventually tell all of their friends and, well you get the point. Spread the word about LNC podcast featuring yours truly, Jonathan Strickland and Ariel Kasten. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-12
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Tech News: Nature Goes Punk Rock

We've got stories about Facebook, police using copyrighted music to escape being caught on video, and more on supply chain hack attacks. Plus we learn how a punk rock pioneer is using nature to make music, and we think back to a simpler time when we contemplated that special day between Thursday and Saturday. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-11
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The Bankrupt Billionaire

Jia Yueting is a complicated entrepreneur. He's been involved in some big projects with some spectacular fallout. From streaming video to a startup car company, we look at his influence and failures. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-10
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Tech News: Riots and Coups and Facebook, Oh My!

Facebook COO claims the platform wasn't heavily used to plan the assault on the US Capitol on January 6th, but the Department of Justice begs to differ. Plus news about Tesla, why the developer for Terraria will not port the game to Google Stadia and rumors about a very expensive Apple VR product. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-09
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Flops, Failures and Falls from Grace

We've got another roundup of products and companies in the tech world that made some pretty big mistakes. That's not always bad - you can learn a lot from failure. Just ask Google! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-08
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TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Listens to Dolby

Who was Ray Dolby? TechStuff takes a look at the life and work of a man whose inventions changed how we experience sound. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-05
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Tech News: Lost in the Amazon

Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO (but will stick around Amazon). Google releases how much money it made (and lost) in cloud services. Gearbox Software has a new owner, and more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-04
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A Discussion on Discord

Discord started out as a useful tool for gamers, but today lots of people who have never played a video game rely on it to stay in touch. We look at the history and evolution of Discord. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-03
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Tech News: Stealing from the Rich

Investment app Robinhood comes under fire for blocking GameStop stock purchases. Facebook's challenges in moderating content are pretty big. And we might not be going back to the Moon as early as we hoped. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-02
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The SolarWinds Hack

Cybersecurity reporter and hacker extraordinaire Shannon Morse joins the show to talk about what happened in the SolarWinds hack. How is it different from other attacks? What should we be on the lookout for next? And how long will it take to fix it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-02-01
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TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Builds a Nest

How can a company that makes thermostats be worth $3.2 billion? We look at Nest Labs and how it may fit into Google's future. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-29
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Tech News: GameStop Stocks and Much Ado About Nothing

News items include more updates on the stock market drama around GameStop, TikTok lays off employees in India, Virgin Hyperloop puts out a new concept video, and a new hardware company called Nothing promises something. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-28
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Start Ups and Shut Downs

The world of startups is already a risky one, but it gets even worse when the "move fast and break things" philosophy extends to the law. We cover some examples of startups and VC firms that made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-27
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Tech News: Malware and Mind Control

We have updates on a ransomware attack in the UK, how the Department for Education ended up giving malware-infected laptops to students and a video game future that is strictly hands-off because you control everything with your mind. Plus more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-26
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It's a (Crypto) Ponzi Scheme!

The Ponzi scheme is an old trick, but it's being used in new ways. Learn how this well worn scam is being tailored for the age of cryptocurrency, and the red flags you should be on the lookout for. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-25
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Something's Rotten in Gotham City

Adaptations are rarely 100% accurate to their source material, but where is the line between adaptation and a completely new story with the same old name? Jonathan and Ariel discuss when a story isn't the story it says it is.Then we adapt two very unlikely stories of our own. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-22
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Tech News: LG Hanging Up On the Phone Business?

LG might stop making smartphones. The SolarWinds hack continues to be really bad. Soon you'll be able to buy makeup inspired by Animal Crossing. And much more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-21
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The CES Products That Never Made It

Every year at CES we see a lot of interesting technology. But some of it never seems to make it beyond the show floor. This episode is dedicated to those forgotten pieces of tech. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-20
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Tech News: Signal Flares and Police Errors

Signal found the pain of success when new users overloaded the service. UK police accidentally delete hundreds of thousands of files. And we look at continuing fallout from the riots at the US Capitol on January 6th. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-19
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Excess Babbage

Charles Babbage was a man ahead of his time. He was an engineer, inventor, mathematician, and grouchy pants. We learn more about this historic figure and his creations. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-18
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TechStuff Classic: Why Y2K Didn't End the World

Despite all the Y2K hype, the world kept turning on January 1, 2000. Did we have nothing to fear to begin with, or did we narrowly avoid technological Armageddon? We explore how the Year 2000 Problem worked. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-15
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Tech News: When the Chips are Down

Intel gets a new CEO, the Signal messaging app gets a bunch of new users and CES gets virtually crazy. All this and more in today's news episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-14
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The Google Stadia Story

Google launched a video game streaming service called Google Stadia in 2019. Can Google succeed where others failed, or will Stadia become another Google product that fades away? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-13
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Tech News: Coups and CES

The assault on Capitol Hill in the US has already had an enormous impact, including in the world of tech. We look at how social platforms and hosting services have responded. We also learn about what we'll be seeing this week at CES, plus more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-12
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The Death and Rebirth of Earthlink

Earthlink encountered some serious challenges in the 2000s. From the rise of cable and telecom companies in the ISP world to the decline of the dial-up customer base, things looked grim. But while some news sites declared Earthlink dead in 2017, it turns out they were a bit premature. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-11
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TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Bonds With Spy Tech Part Two

Are invisible cars and exploding pens just the stuff of James Bond fiction? We look at spy gear both real and imaginary in this episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-08
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Tech News: Trade Wars and Classic Blunders

What happened to Chinese billionaire Jack Ma? Why did a UK judge deny bail to Julian Assange? And are we ready for CES 2021? All this and more in tech news! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-07
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The Origins of Earthlink

In the 1990s, an Internet Service Provider called Earthlink helped some of the earliest denizens of the Internet get connected. We learn about the dial-up era and how Earthlink helped shape it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-06
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Tech News: Hack the Planet

News for Tuesday, January 5, 2021. A UK judge denies the US's extradition request for Julian Assange. The SolarWinds hack is worse than we thought. Atari has found an extra life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-05
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Closing out the Tech Stories of 2020 - August through December

You might have thought we were out of 2020, but we've got to cover the rest of the year in tech news. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-04
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TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Bonds With Spy Tech Part One

Are the amazing gadgets in James Bond films possible? We look at the tech found in the early James Bond movies and compare it to real life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2021-01-01
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One of Our Favorite Podcasts of 2020 - There Are No Girls On The Internet

Let's take a little break from the depressing newscycle and talk about the iconic Missy Elliott and how she's been changing the digital game since the very beginning.  Check out the video for The Rain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHcyJPTTn9w ?Supa Dupa Fly: Black Women as Cyborgs in Hiphop Videos" by Dr. Shaviro: http://www.shaviro.com/Othertexts/MissyKim.pdf "Missy Elliott" with Margot and Richie Tenenbaum, Halloween 2008: https://www.tangoti.com/episode-12-missy-elliott-digital-innovator Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-12-31
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The Top Tech Stories of 2020 - April through July

We continue our look at the top tech stories of 2020 and learn about how the Black Lives Matter movement shook up tech, how the MeToo movement hit gaming and how the coronavirus continued to affect the tech sector. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-12-30
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TechStuff Looks at 2020 - January through March

A lot has happened in 2020, and TechStuff is looking at the big tech stories that unfolded throughout the year. From tech successes and failures to the impact of coronavirus, we take a look at the first quarter of 2020. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-12-28
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Home Hard - Lost in Nakitomi Plaza

TechStuff listeners join Jonathan Stickland and Ariel Kasten, the host of this cool geeky podcast called Large Nerdron Collider as they wade through the newest holiday movies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
2020-12-26
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