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Thats So Project Raven

What is Project Raven? We look into the spy program from the United Arab Emirates and how it employed ex NSA agents.

The Ose CES Controversy

Stuff Your Mom Didn't Tell You host Anney Reese joins the show to talk about a controversy during CES 2019. A sex toy called the Ose received an innovation award but then the Consumer Technology Association rescinded the award and banned the product from CES. What happened?

TechStuff Classic: Sets its VCR

When was the VCR invented? Who opposed the VCR? When did the VCR die? Listen in as Chris and Jonathan explore the origin, opposition to and death of the VCR.

The Epic Story of Fortnite

In 2011, Epic Games teased a new video game called Fortnite. Six years later, the game finally emerged from development and took the world by storm. What's the story behind Fortnite?

RCA and its 100th Year

We say that it's RCA's 100th anniversary, but is the company of today the same as the one that debuted in 1919? We look at how RCA has changed dramatically since the mid 1950s. 

TechStuff Classic: Old Tech Never Dies

What is legacy technology? Why do we still have old technology that should be obsolete? Will the fax machine ever die? Join Chris and Jonathan as they investigate the strange cases of technology that never seems to die.

RCA and Color Television

RCA and CBS were in a race to define the standard for color television. CBS won. Or did it? How did RCA and David Sarnoff push a different approach to color television?

RCA During World War II

Before the United States entered World War II, RCA was developing an electronic television. How did TV work and what did RCA do while the country was at war?

TechStuff Classic: How Image Sensors Work

How important is a digital camera’s image sensor? What are the two main types of image sensors? Which type of image sensor is best? Tune in as your favorite tech gurus (that's Jonathan and Chris) answer these question and more.

The Birth of RCA

RCA is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. How did this company get started and how did it dominate radio for years?

Breaking Up AOL is Hard To Do

The AOL Time Warner arrangement was doomed not long after it was formed. What led to AOL splitting off and where is the company today?

TechStuff Classic: How Helicopters Work

How do helicopters work? Why does a helicopter need a tail rotor? What is a quadrocopter? Join Jonathan and Chris as they look at the quirky contraptions called helicopters.


AOL and the Very Bad Business Deal

When AOL acquired Time Warner, people worried that the new mega company would become an unstoppable force. Instead, the relationship became known as the worst merger of all time. What happened?

The Birth of AOL

What did the Atari 2600 have to do with the birth of America Online? We look at the company's origins and how it helped usher in the online age.

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Plays with Plasma

What is plasma? How do plasma cutters work? Are plasma weapons possible? In this episode, Jonathan and Chris break down the basics of plasma, along with its potential applications.

CES 2019 Overview

Jonathan gives a bird's eye view on CES 2019, with a hint of the old, the new, and the just plain view.

Working with the Large Hadron Collider

Jonathan is joined by Daniel Whiteson of Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe. Daniel works in the field of experimental particle physics and conducts research using the LHC. 

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Overclocks a CPU

What is overclocking? What is a clock cycle? Why would you want to overclock a computer? In this episode, Chris and Jonathan explore the pros and cons of overclocking computers.

TechStuff's Wishlist for 2019

Instead of making predictions for 2019, Jonathan decided to create a show about what he hopes will happen over the next 12 months. From video games to corporate policies, here's his wish list.

2018 Predictions Scorecard

At the end of 2017, TechStuff made some predictions for the following year. Now it's time to find out if Jonathan is really a time traveler.