Podcasts

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? 

Is E3 Still Relevant?

It's a question the gaming industry has been asking for a while, fueled partly by some dramatic disagreements within the Entertainment Software Association. Is the E3 trade show still relevant or is it a waste of time and money?

TechStuff Classic TechStuff Hacks the Kinect

How does the Microsoft Kinect work? What's Microsoft's position on hacking the Kinect? What are some of the most creative hacks? Join Jonathan and Chris as they break down the astonishing potential of the Kinect.


Time to Kick Some Asteroid

In June, 2019, the OSIRIS-REx satellite entered an orbit less than 2,500 feet above the asteroid Bennu. In a few years, we might be mining asteroids. How will we do it, and why?

The Story of HowStuffWorks

From its founding in the 90s as a site to demystify the universe to the complicated, present-day structure, we look at Jonathan's employer. 

TechStuff Classic: TechStuff Tests the Emergency Broadcast System

What was the Emergency Broadcast System? What did it have to do with the Cold War? How is the Emergency Alert System different from the old EBS? Listen in as Chris and Jonathan explain the origin of the EBS and the EAS.

The End of iTunes

There's no doubt that iTunes changed the fortunes of Apple. So why did the company announce in 2019 that it was discontinuing the venerable program? We learn about how feature creep and a changing marketplace spelled the end of iTunes.

The Creation of iTunes

Apple first unveiled iTunes in 2001, setting it and the company on an incredible journey. In this episode, we learn how iTunes came to be up to the debut of the iTunes Music Store in 2003.

Techstuff Classic: Spotlight on Dennis Ritchie

Who was Dennis Ritchie? Why did Ritchie create the C programming language? What is the story of Ritchie’s involvement with UNIX? In this episode, Jonathan and Chris delve into the life and work of Dennis Ritchie.