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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.

Whatever happened to virtual reality?

Several years ago, the world buzzed with rumors of fully interactive virtual reality just around the corner. Whatever happened to this immersive, innovative technology? Listen in as the HowStuffWorks podcasters take a look at virtual reality.

How Parental Controls Work

Parental controls are designed to prevent children from spending too much time on a computer, or from visiting inappropriate web sites. This technology can also be used in the workplace. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more.

How High-End Peripherals Work

Check out this podcast from HowStuffWorks to learn more about high-end computer peripherals, such as customizable keyboards and specialized video game consoles.

The Dark Side of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing lets users share files and applications over the Internet. However, this service is not perfect. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the possible security and service issues of cloud computing.

The Ten Worst Computer Viruses

Computer viruses have evolved just as quickly as computers themselves. Listen in as our HowStuffWorks staff breaks down history's worst computer viruses.

How the Google Android Phone Will Work

After years of rumors, Google and T-Mobile are releasing a cell phone designed to use Android, Google's new open-source software platform. Tune in to this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about the development of Google Android.