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Video Game Tech '89

What was the cutting edge in video game technology 30 years ago? Jonathan arbitrarily chooses to talk about outdated video game tech. 

Update E Scooters

A year ago, we talked about electric scooters and how they rapidly spread to several major cities with dockless sharing programs. What's the grumpy old man podcaster got to say about this?

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Looks at the LHC

What does the Large Hadron Collider do? How large is it? What is the LHC looking for? Listen in and get the scoop on the Large Hadron Collider with Chris and Jonathan.

Can I Read Your Mind

What is a brain-computer interface and how does it work? Why is Elon Musk interested in them? And is Facebook really going to read your mind?

The Death of 3D Television

For years, television manufacturers were pushing 3D features on TV sets. By 2017, all major companies had stopped trying. What happened with 3D TV?

TechStuff Classic: More Data, More Problems

How did journalist Mat Honan get hacked? What is social engineering? How can you protect yourself against hackers? In this episode, Chris and Jonathan examine how criminals can access your data -- and how to protect your information from hackers.

Odd, Silly and Unnecessary Inventions

We can thank geniuses for the development of stuff like radios, television and electricity. But what about the pocket fisherman? We explore the lighter side of invention.

Boeing and the Commercial Jet Age

After introducing the 707, Boeing began to manufacture many more commercial jets. Some would become iconic in the aviation industry. And the 737 MAX would end up creating a huge problem for the company.

TechStuff Classic: Repurposing Tech for Developing Countries

How are people using bicycles to create new machines for developing countries? What are MediKits? Why is e-waste recycling such a dangerous job? Join Jonathan and Chris as they look at the ways in which innovators across the world repurpose old tech.

Boeing Really Takes Off

World War II led to many contracts between Boeing and the United States military. In this continuation of the Boeing story, we learn about the aircraft Boeing designed and its first jet-propelled aircraft.

Boeing Launches

The aircraft manufacturer Boeing has been around for more than 100 years. In this episode, we look at the origins of the company at the dawn of the Age of Aviation.

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Hacks Into Music

Are you bored by the usual musical instruments? Would you like to turn an Atari 2600 into a guitar, or translate shadows into sound? If so, then you may be a budding music hacker. Join Jonathan and Chris as they explore the wide world of music hacks.

Social Media and the First Amendment

In July 2019, an appeals court upheld a ruling that says President Trump can't block people on Twitter because it's a violation of the First Amendment. We look at the tricky, complicated issue of the freedom of speech in the digital age.

What is a Supply Chain?

You hear a lot of stories about problems with supply chains, but what actually is a supply chain and why is it so complicated? John Bermudez of TraceLink joins the show to talk about it.

Introducing: Bizography with Dana Barrett

Whether they’re a current shining star, in the midst of a massive dumpster fire or settling into the dust heap of history, iconic companies allhave a past worth knowing. Hosts Dana Barrett and Nick Bean dive into their strange but true stories. Follow Dana on social media @TheDanaBarrett and learn more at www.bizography.show

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Goes Steampunk

What is steampunk? What are the traits of the steampunk aesthetic? Who are some famous steampunk artists? Join Chris and Jonathan as they take a closer look at steampunk.

What's up with Facebook Libra?

In June, 2019, the Libra Association published a white paper about an upcoming digital currency called Libra, with Facebook playing an important role. What makes Libra special?

Outdated Tech Terms We Still Use

From dialing a phone to making a mix tape, our language is filled with phrases spawned from obsolete tech. We take a look at some listener favorites.

TechStuff Classic: Printing Medication

How has ink jet technology been used to dispense medication? How could a 3-D printer create medicine? In what other ways have printers been used to create medical treatments?

TechStuff Gets in Touch with Touch Screens

What is the history of the touch screen? What are the different ways inventors have designed to make the technology work?