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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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In the late 90s, the Y2K bug was a big news item. People worried that everything from toasters to airplanes would fail as computer systems mishandled the change from 1999 to 2000. But what was really going on, and why did Y2K come back last year? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
A problem with a Content Delivery Network meant that several major web sites and services went offline on Thursday. The State of California brings a lawsuit against video game company Activision Blizzard. And the UAE zaps clouds to make it rain. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
The word algorithm pops up a lot in tech discussions, but what the heck is an algorithm? From learning about an Arabic genius to discovering a way to figure out what day of the week falls on any given date, we look at algorithms. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
Jeff Bezos takes a joyride on a rocket. Apple delays when employees will have to return to the office. And an illegal cryptocurrency mining operation turns out to be something completely different. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comiHeartRadio
 
A Dogecoin co-founder speaks out against cryptocurrency. Android 12 takes a new spin on auto-rotate. President Biden signs an executive order supporting the right to repair. And what do emoji sound like? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comiHeartRadio
 
A listener asked to learn more about fast recharging technologies, so we take a look at the history and evolution of batteries, what happens with rechargeable batteries and the complicated mess of fast recharging solutions. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comiHeartRadio
 
Former president Donald Trump files legal complaints against YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. More than 30 states say that the Google App store is "monopolistic." China's WeChat shuts down LGBT channels on the platform. And Dodge announces an all-electric muscle car. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
The government in India says that Twitter could be held liable for illegal material posted to the network. The "King of Bitcoin" is under arrest. And learn why some major Internet companies say they might pull out of Hong Kong. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comiHeartRadio
 
Clothes dryers have evolved from precarious, fire-bellied devices to the increasingly green machines we know today. We cover the history of dryer tech, plus the newest innovations and NASA-funded research. And, of course, explain how they work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
The FCC cracks down on spoofing. Google has a digital COVID card. And companies that make autonomous vehicles in the US must report all major accidents moving forward. All this and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comiHeartRadio
 
We've reached the end of our primer on tech acronyms and initialisms (for now). In this episode, learn about search engine optimization, what an SSID is, why you should pick WPA over WEP and what Y2K was all about. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comiHeartRadio
 
In today's news episode, we learn how one YouTube algorithm banned a legitimate channel and how over at Amazon an algorithm can fire employees. Plus ISPs and Netflix go to battle in South Korea and Apple has an extreme solution to information leaks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
John McAfee, the founder of McAfee Antivirus, was found dead in a jail cell in Spain after a court ruled he would be extradited to the US for tax evasion. We look at his life, plus stories about Amazon throwing out hundreds of thousands of products each month and how a change at Google might mean millions of links will go dead. Learn more about you…
 
Here in the US, the government is looking at laws that could change how tech companies operate. Japan is looking into supersonic passenger flight technology. And Amazon is cracking down on fake reviews. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comiHeartRadio
 
We continue learning about the initialisms and acronyms used commonly in tech and what they mean. From proprietary file extensions to global navigation systems, we work our way through the technological alphabet. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comiHeartRadio
 
The 2021 E3 is going on right now, and Microsoft is taking the opportunity to dominate conversations. A ransomware hacker group targeted a nuclear weapons contractor. And a group of tech companies wants the SEC to require corporations to submit a regular climate change performance report. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcas…
 
Hackers share billions of passwords while others infiltrate EA's internal systems. El Salvador moves to make bitcoin legal tender within the country. And politicians propose legislation that could mean huge changes for some major tech companies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act or COPPA has been around since 1996. So why was it suddenly in the headlines in 2020? We explore this law, its purpose and what consequences it has on the world of online content and advertising. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
A massive sting operation brings down 800 criminals around the world thanks to an "encrypted" messaging app. Bitcoin value sinks again after the US seizes a ransom paid in cryptocurrency. And in the future you might cruise Amsterdam's canals on a robotic boat. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
Is your phone eavesdropping on you? Does that smart speaker listen in on your conversations? Turns out, they don't need to, because companies can access enormous amounts of personal data in other ways. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comiHeartRadio
 
Remote working has kept many businesses afloat over the last year, but has it kept employees productive, enthusiastic, and inspired? In this special episode of Smart Talks, recorded at IBM’s Think Conference, Malcolm spars with his longtime friend Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist and professor at the Wharton School, about what we’ve learn…
 
Continuing our history of Warner Bros/Time Warner/WarnerMedia, we look at how the failed merger of AOL Time Warner shook out. Then we explore how the media landscape changed rapidly in the 2000s. And we learn why AT&T bought WarnerMedia only to turn around and sell it off again. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.c…
 
A report claims Google purposefully hit location tracking settings to discourage users from turning them off. Facebook funds a questionable report. And we learn about a military drone that attacked targets autonomously. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comiHeartRadio
 
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. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
In a time that’s been challenging for everyone, perhaps no other industry has been hit harder than healthcare. Anthem, one of America’s leading health benefits companies, needed to be ready to answer member questions at a moment’s notice. In this episode of Smart Talks, Malcolm talks to Anil Bhatt, Senior Vice President and CTO of Anthem, and Glenn…
 
Human rights group urge Google to drop a cloud computing project in Saudi Arabia. UK Uber drivers now have a union they can join. And scientists think that your perception of time changes in virtual reality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comiHeartRadio
 
Continuing our episodes about the evolution of WarnerMedia, we look at a brief history of HBO and Cinemax. We learn about the Worst Merger of All Time. And we learn a bit about the cable business. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comiHeartRadio
 
Today’s episode includes many stories of how tech and politics are clashing. From police in India raiding Twitter offices to China cracking down on bitcoin mining, we learn about how tech has come under fire from various governments and why. Plus lots more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
AT&T plans to spin off WarnerMedia and have it merge with Discovery Communications, but this is just the most recent example of corporate shuffling for Warner. We look at the origins of the Warner Brothers Studio and how it gradually mutated into Time Warner. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
TechStuff listeners join hosts Jonathan Strickland and Ariel as they discuss sitcoms and movies. Knives Out 2 gets another amazing actor. Dear Evan Hansen casting becomes a joke on the Internet. And they go surprisingly dark with a mash up between Full House and Monsters Inc. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
Google held a virtual event for developers and we learned about a lot of software updates, but not much on hardware. Cryptocurrency values went through a major dip. And ByteDance has a new leader. All this and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comiHeartRadio
 
Over the years, large companies have pressured governments (particularly the US government) to create strict laws that crack down on unauthorized copying and distribution of intellectual property. We look at the good, the bad and the really, really ugly consequences. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
China lands a rover on Mars. Elon Musk contributes to another dip in Bitcoin's value. Apple and Amazon Music offer lossless audio options to subscribers at no additional charge. And more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comiHeartRadio
 
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