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TechStuff is a show about technology. And it’s not just how technology works. Join host Jonathan Strickland as he explores the people behind the tech, the companies that market it and how technology affects our lives and culture.
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Human trafficking to create slave labor has persisted globally for centuries, devastating the lives of millions, and frustrating those who work tirelessly to end it. On today's episode, John McGrath, Sr. Solution Architect at IBM, and Neil Giles, CEO of the Traffik Analysis Hub, discuss how the Hub, powered by IBM Watson and protected in the IBM cloud helps organizations securely share and analyze data to help curb modern human slavery. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Recently, news broke that Nvidia is seeking to buy ARM Holdings, designers of ARM processors, for 40 billion dollars. Where did ARM come from and what's the big deal about it? Learn more about your ad-choices at
How old are steam engines? How do steam engines work? Are there steam engines in common use today? Learn more about your ad-choices at
Twitch Switcharoos

Twitch Switcharoos


Twitch is mostly known as a streaming service that allows people to broadcast themselves playing video games live to an audience. For most, it's a fun hobby. For a few, it's the path to riches. And some high-profile streamers have come and gone and come back recently. Learn more about your ad-choices at
It's time to talk about uninterruptible power supplies, surge protectors, circuit breakers and other systems designed to make sure the electricity we use is safe for us and our devices. Learn more about your ad-choices at
How does mobile advertising differ from other online advertising? Why is mobile advertising such a big deal? How will mobile advertising shape online content? Learn more about your ad-choices at
As we develop more advanced natural language systems, will we ever reach a point where a computer can detect not just what we say but what we actually mean? Learn more about your ad-choices at
What's a Generative Adversarial Network? How can a program create a deepfake video? And how do we tell the difference between what's real and what's computer-generated? Learn more about your ad-choices at
What is a pacemaker? How do pacemakers control the rate of heartbeats? What was the first pacemaker? Learn more about your ad-choices at
In tech, a black box is any technology that hides the processes that take input and generate output. We see what goes in, we see what comes out but what's going on inside? We look at the black box problem in tech. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Well Well Well

Well Well Well


In this episode, we look at the technologies that deliver water to your home, whether it's a well or a municipal water system. Let's get pumped up! Learn more about your ad-choices at
What was an online service provider? How did Prodigy get started? Why did Prodigy lag behind other companies? Learn more about your ad-choices at
A TV and movie producer thought that he could do for video games what MTV did for music videos. But the G4 channel would end up alienating the very viewers it sought to attract. Learn more about your ad-choices at
In August 2020, Epic Games and Apple began a very public war involving the video game Fortnite and how Apple processes in-app transactions. We look at the disagreement and what's at stake. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Who was Heisenberg? What was his contribution to quantum mechanics? What is the uncertainty principle? Learn more about your ad-choices at
A computer-generated blog post made it onto a hacker news site. How does computer generated communication work, and is it good enough to fool us? Learn more about your ad-choices at
Quibi Quibble

Quibi Quibble


What is the video streaming service Quibi all about? How did the COVID-19 crisis throw a monkeywrench in the service's launch? We look at the short, troubled history of this media company. Learn more about your ad-choices at
What are the differences between the three big video streaming services? How do these services earn revenue? Which services have exclusive deals? Learn more about your ad-choices at
What's the tech powering some of the iconic rides at Disney theme parks? From Omnimovers to Indiana Jones, we explore innovations that put the thrill in thrill rides. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Time's Up for TikTok?

Time's Up for TikTok?


It's only been a few months since our last episode about TikTok, but a lot has happened since. We learn about the mysterious Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States and how it could play a role in changing TikTok forever. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Comments (44)

Adam Z.

Really annoying how Strickland keeps interrupting the female co-host. Like ALL the time. Every episode. You can tell she feels rushed to say anything in anticipation of him bowling over her.

Aug 19th

Linh Nguyen

Loving this episode! Fellow lefty!

Jul 29th


Disappointed in the quality of communication on behalf IBM. Questions were not answered concisely. This was an opportunity for the speakers to outline how technology can help in health crises like we are currently experiencing with COVID-19. Eg. How it can help identify geographic, racial and socioeconomic disparity in chronic disease, health care and health outcomes. When asked how the average person can help... the IBM speaker circled back to their data and trust monologue but didn’t explain what he means by that and how it translates to the role of the average person. I think he intended to convey that the quality of the information that people provide to their healthcare practitioners determines the level of quality of the data technological companies have the work with in their modelling to ultimately identify potential solutions. He needed to use more plain speak and be clear. Both IBM reps were clearly intelligent and could’ve offered more substantial value add for the audience. I’d love to see this entire interview re-done in a more clear and concise manner. The interviewer tried several times but just couldn’t get straight answers.

Jul 29th

Coffee Jeannie

Enough! what leftist crap! Trump is a racist!? No longer listening to this podcast. Pushing socialist/leftist lies & propaganda! Barf!

Jul 18th

Arash Ramian

perfect. i like this episod🤩

Jul 3rd


twitter and facebook,Instagram etc all do the same thing and can also be used for the same thing, but is that what freedom of speech is about?

Mar 30th


Very informative and entertaining. Thanks for episode.

Jan 20th

Josh Travis

anyone else currently streaming?

Jan 10th

Skull Bones


Dec 10th
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Mani javanbakht

this made my essay get 1st. thanks ALOT❤

Oct 20th
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Александр Кузичкин

thank you for such a great episode but roob Goldberg or Golberg?

Aug 17th

Bill Thorpe


Jul 1st

Diwa Galvez

Super awesome episode! Will be interested to know the rise and fall of Yahoo. :)

May 30th

Linh Nguyen

Great episode! Very insightful, now I know what a gaffer is! Ha!

May 15th

Daniel Gil

Thanks Jonathan. Lovely podcast.

Apr 22nd


Amazing podcast.

Mar 20th

Michael Jiggens

Nazi collaborators.

Mar 19th

Declan O'Kane

Great work

Feb 10th

Joshua Clark

I wish 2019 would bring us a biological interface with humans and computers that'd be nice then we could do away with the whole virtual reality glasses and just plug ourselves in like the Matrix I'm really hoping for that to happen sooner than later

Feb 2nd

Sangram keshari Sahu

Can we have a episode on current status all the top-level domains?

Jan 7th
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