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How Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Work, Part 1

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are giants in the computing world -- and they have more in common than you might suspect. Listen in as the Techstuff team reviews the parallels between Jobs and Gates in their first two-part podcast from HowStuffWorks.

The TechStuff Christmas List

Listen in as the TechStuff team reviews the latest round of sleek and super-advanced technology (just in time for Christmas) in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.

How Streaming Video Works

Streaming video allows internet users to watch content without downloading an entire movie or show. Listen in as the Techstuff team takes a look at the nature, legality and future of streaming video sites in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.

How Net Neutrality Works

Net neutrality is the concept that a computer user should have the same access to webpages regardless of the ISP or site visited. However, several ISPs are attempting to change this situation. Check out this podcast from HowStuffWorks to learn more.

How iPhone Applications Work

Each day, more and more applications for the iPhone find their way into the marketplace and individual phones. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the capabilities and limitations of iPhone applications.

How MMORPGS Work

Massively multiplayer online role playing games -- or MMORPGs -- are games in which a player takes on a fictional persona in a virtual world. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about MMORPGs, and why they've become so popular.

What tools do the HowStuffWorks writers use?

In this episode the Techstuff crew reviews the browsers, software and other applications they use to research podcasts and articles. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast for a behind-the-scenes look at the tech writers' tool chest.

Can I use TiVo with my PC?

TiVo is a brand of digital video recorder that allows users to record programs from television and watch the programming at their leisure. But can this functionality work with a computer? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast and learn more.

How Digital Rights Management Works

Digital Rights Management -- or DRM -- is a method through which content providers attempt to prevent consumers from distributing content without the approval of content providers. Learn more about the DRM controversy in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.

How E-books Work

The digital revolution is changing the way audiences encounter media and entertainment. Conventional books are no exception. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the advent of e-book technology.

How E-waste Works

The hectic pace of electronic innovation has created an enormous amount of waste across the planet. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about how trashed computers and electronic waste affect the world's ecosystem.

How Richard Garriott Works

Richard Garriott -- better known to some as Lord British -- is an innovative computer designer responsible for the legendary Ultima video game series. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the remarkable career of Richard Garriott.

Do violent video games lead to real violence?

Despite numerous studies, the jury's still out on violence in video games: do they make gamers more likely to commit violent acts, or function as a means of catharsis? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about violence and video games.

What is the greatest threat to your privacy online?

Internet service providers and companies like Google have access to a profound amount of private information. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about privacy online.

How Internet Trolls Work

On the internet, a 'troll' is an individual with an overwhelming desire to stir up trouble with inflammatory comments and images. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about internet trolls.

How Ray Kurzweil Works

Ray Kurzweil is one of the world's most influential futurists. Join the Techstuff team as they take a look at Kurzweil's amazing career in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.

Technology That Goes Bump In the Night

Some technology is designed to scare the daylights out of you, and some is just scary technology. Check out this special Halloween HowStuffWorks podcast to learn about some of the scariest technology around, from animatronics to androids.

What happened to the technology of the future?

Tech gurus of the 1950s thought the future would be full of flying cars and robots. Whatever happened to the utopian technology promised years ago? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn how today measures up to yesterday's version of the future.

How Dean Kamen Works

Although inventor Dean Kamen is best known for the Segway, he holds more than 440 patents and conducts educational programs across the nation to encourage young scientists. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about this remarkable inventor.

How does the economy affect the tech sector?

As the US economy struggles, every sector of business suffers -- even the technical industries. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about how the economic downturn affects hi-tech companies.