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.
Could we blow up an asteroid like in the movie Armageddon? Join Jonathan and Chris as they tackle what may become one of Earth's most important questions: What do we need to do to be better prepared for an asteroid impact?
In early 2018, the data analysis and marketing firm Cambridge Analytica came under fire in both the United States and the United Kingdom for different reasons. What exactly happened and how have things changed as a result?
We've changed the way we get information, and that has changed our perceptions of the world. How have echo chambers formed through tech and what can you do to make sure you're not just getting the information that confirms your perspective?
How do QR codes store information? What’s the difference between a QR code and a barcode? Why did it take so long for QR codes to take off? Join Chris and Jonathan as they break down QR codes in this podcast.
Nuclear power can generate a lot of electricity, but fission brings with it some drawbacks. What if we used fusion? We look at the difference between the two processes and learn about attempts to harness the power of the stars.
Sonar uses sound to gauge the distance between objects. Although most people associate sonar with submarines, humans use sonar for a lot more than underwater navigation. In this episode, Jonathan and Chris take a look at the mechanics behind sonar.
How do web analytics companies gather data? How much could these companies know about you? How hard is it to identify a person based off their browsing history? Get paranoid in this episode requested by listener Raff.
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.
What is the success rate for sending missions to Mars? What made the Curiosity rover mission so special? What would it take to get people to and from Mars safely? Join Jonathan and Chris as they take a closer look at the latest Mars mission.