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The Rise and Fall of G4 TV

A TV and movie producer thought that he could do for video games what MTV did for music videos. But the G4 channel would end up alienating the very viewers it sought to attract.

The TechTV Story

In the late 1990s, a new television channel aimed at the computer crowd launched. It would last six years before a merger would effectively end it all. This is the TechTV story.

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets a Bright Idea

Who really invented the light bulb? What is the Draper point? How do fluorescent bulbs work? Join Chris and Jonathan as they shine some light on the fascinating story of light bulbs. 

How IBM and Red Hat Are Transforming IT

IBM and Red Hat have some big plans when it comes to cloud computing. From open source to artificial intelligence, we find out what they have in store for the future.

Android Dumps Desserts

We rejoin the story of Android to see how the operating system evolved from Ice Cream Sandwich to the most recent release.

Android Ice Cream Sandwiches

We look at the history of Google Android from its development to the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich. This is part one of The Android Story.

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff has Klout

What is Klout? Does everyone have it? What is Klout good for? Join Jonathan and Chris as they get to the bottom of Klout in this episode.

It's My Way or the Huawei

Chinese telecom company Huawei went from startup to the largest phone manufacturer in the world in just 30 years. What's the story behind the company and why are so many governments wary of it today?

Why is Everything Made in China?

In this episode, we explore the history of industrialization in China and ask why are so many electronics assembled there. 

TechStuff Classic: How Hand-drawn Animation Works

What's the process of animating a film with hand-drawn animation? Who patented the process of cel-based animation? What was Disney's multiplane camera? Join Jonathan and Chris as they ink the answers to these questions and more.

The GE of Today

Tragedies and financial crises turned what used to be General Electric's strengths into liabilities. In this episode, we learn how the once dominant company began to struggle and why some think its heading for insolvency.

GE and the House That Jack Built

After World War II, General Electric would grow rapidly to the point of bloat. Then a man named Jack Welch took over as CEO and made some big changes. What was Welch's legacy?

TechStuff Classic: How DNA Computers Work

How can a DNA sequence represent digital information? How dense is the data storage with DNA? What could be the future of computers with DNA? Join Jonathan and Chris as they delve into the depths and future of DNA and computing.

GE Through World War II

In its first few decades, General Electric would grow into an enormous company with incredible influence in the United States. In this episode, we see how that played out leading up to and through World War II.

The Founding of G&E

General Electric has been around for more than 100 years. It's recently been in a bit of a slump. How did this company get started?

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Gets Salty

What is desalination? What are some of the methods used to get salt out of water? Why isn't desalination in wider use? Join Jonathan and Chris as they explore the tech behind desalination in this episode with Erik Hanson of General Electric.

Shh! The Tech is Listening!

Companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook have all admitted to using humans to listen to user audio for various reasons. But how far does this go? Is your tech actually eavesdropping on you?

Formula 1 - 101

Scott Benjamin joins the show to talk about the history and tech behind Formula 1 race cars. What sets them apart?

Techstuff Classic: TechStuff Looks at Password Security

Why should password security be a top concern? What can you do to make your passwords safe? What constitutes a strong password? Join Chris and Jonathan as they give you the tips and tricks you'll need to keep your passwords secure.

Introducing: Hush Money

Let’s talk about money — but not *boring* money. Entrepreneur editor-in-chief Jason Feifer and money expert Nicole Lapin go straight at the most taboo, awkward situations where money impacts our lives, relationships, and careers. In each episode they debate the trickiest questions, offering genuine financial advice about typically hush-hush issues. Then they bring in a celebrity judge to decide who’s right.

Episode 1 of Hush Money is available. Listen here