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Google Waves at TechStuff

The Google Wave is a collaborative, centralized communication tool that's still in the preview stage. Tune in as Jonathan and Chris explain where this technology came from and what it does (and what it might do some day) in this episode of TechStuff.

Zune do you love?

In this episode, the TechStuff guys tackle a topic often requested by listeners: the Microsoft Zune. Tune in to hear them discuss the Zune's history, features, and how it stacks up against other digital media devices.

How Touch Screens Work

In this episode of TechStuff, Chris and Jonathan tackle a "touchy" subject -- touch screens. Discover the different kinds of technology that make touch screens a reality in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Who screwed up the keyboard?

If you've ever used a computer for typing, you've used a QWERTY keyboard. But did you know that its design is based on obsolete, inefficient technology? Learn more about the QWERTY keyboard -- and a host of other keyboards -- in this episode of TechStuff.

Is the Apple Tablet real?

In response to a listener's e-mail, Jonathan and Chris wade through the conjecture, speculation and rumors surrounding the existence of the Apple Tablet in this episode of TechStuff, a podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Do Facebook apps violate your privacy?

In the past few years, a slew of entertaining Facebook applications have been added to the social networking site. But these apps have a not-so-fun side. Find out how Facebook apps affect your privacy in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Image File Types

In this episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris take a closer look at image file types. Learn more about technology in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

What's the difference between creative commons and copyright?

Copyright strictly prohibits people from using and benefitting from other people's creative work, while creative commons is a bit more flexible. Tune in as Jonathan and Chris discuss copyright and creative commons in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

A Bundle of TV Cables

In this episode of TechStuff, Chris and Jonathan discuss all kinds of TV cables, from co-axial to composite to fiber optic. Learn more about technology in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Wireless Power: Myth or Reality?

Jonathan and Chris discuss wireless power technology -- past, present and future -- in this episode of TechStuff, a podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

TechStuff Shreds on the Electric Guitar

In this rockin' episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris delve into the electrifying world of electric guitars.

The Sports World is All a Twitter

These days, Twitter is everywhere -- you'll even find it in sporting events. In this episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris discuss how Twitter's popularity has caused many sports organizations to restrict or prohibit Twitter usage.

What in the world is augmented reality?

In response to a listener's query on the topic, Jonathan and Chris discuss augmented reality, a new technology that brings computer graphics into the real world. Get the scoop on augmented reality in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

What is an EMP?

An EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, is a burst of electromagnetic energy capable of knocking out electrical systems. In this episode of TechStuff, Jonathan and Chris discuss how much damage a large-scale EMP could do.

What are alternate reality games?

Alternate reality games, or ARGs, blend the worlds of reality and fantasy. Dive deep into the world of alternate reality games with Jonathan and Chris as they discuss everything from specific games to steganography in this podcast from HowStuffworks.com.

Making Movies with Machinima

Machinima is machine cinema, a method of filmmaking that uses pre-existing virtual worlds and characters. Tune in as Jonathan and Chris define and discuss the details of machinima in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Stuff You Can Hook Up to Your TV

In this episode, the TechStuff guys discuss the past, present and future of home theater devices that hook up to your tv, from the VHS/Betamax format wars to the OnLive video game platform, in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Video Game Consoles

In today's episode, the TechStuff guys weigh in on video game consoles, from the models they own to the future of gaming consoles. Learn more about technology in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Mega Bits, Mega Bytes & Mega Hertz

The world of bits, bytes and hertz can be a confusing one, but Chris and Jonathan like a challenge. Tune in as they explore the differences between megabits, megabytes and megahertz in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

How Airplane Technology Works

Airplanes are full of cool technology, from sensors to satellite TV. Join the TechStuff guys as they give a basic overview of airplane technology in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.