TechStuff Daily

TechStuff Daily is a show that gives a snapshot of technological issues and stories and provides context. We don't just look at what's going on but why it's important and what it all means.

Boeing is putting together a rocket that will launch its experimental spacecraft in the not too distant future.

Amazon is looking at cities for its secondary headquarters location. And cities are responding in some pretty weird ways.

Microsoft has ended production of the Kinect peripheral for the Xbox. How did the best-selling gaming peripheral sink so low?

Twitter is poised for its first profitable quarter in its history. Where did Twitter come from and how has it managed to stay around without turning a profit?

The US government is looking to reduce certain restrictions on domestic drone operations. What does that mean for you?

Researchers published a paper detailing a critical vulnerability in the WPA2 security protocol for WiFi networks. What does that mean for you?

Toyota is pilot testing a fuel cell cargo truck project in California. How do fuel cells work and are they the future of automobiles?

It's obvious now that social networks like Facebook became targets of foreign agents aiming to influence the 2016 election in the United States. What happens next?

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Recently, a special race happened across the continent of Australia. Drivers controlled solar-powered cars as they traveled from North to South. What's the story behind the World Solar Challenge?

Some high-frequency stock trading algorithms recently reacted to a bogus report that Google was set to acquire Apple. How much influence do these limited AI programs hold over the financial world?

In October 2017, Google announced a new line of Pixel Android phones as well as a special pair of wireless earbuds. These Pixel Buds can work with a phone to translate conversations spoken in other languages in real time.

Russian President Vladimir Putin recently said that whoever develops artificial intelligence first will conquer the world. Are we on the brink of an AI arms race and what can we do to make sure AI works for the greater good?

A web site received a cease and desist letter while archiving a collection of interviews Donald Trump participated in on the Howard Stern Show over the course of 20 years. What are the rules of fair use and how does that apply to technology?

Nintendo fans around the world are trying to grab the SNES Classic retro system while one hacker in Russia has dramatically tweaked the console with a few lines of code. We look at hacks and emulators and what it all means.

The cryptocurrency Bitcoin is never out of the news cycle for long. How does it actually work and is it possible this so-called currency is more like a commodity?

General Motors announced it is in the process of phasing out gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles in favor of electric ones. As more countries place restrictions on fossil fuel vehicles, will we face an all-electric future?

Report from the European Union on video game piracy comes to a seemingly paradoxical conclusion: piracy leads to more sales revenue. Is it true that video game pirates are actually good for business?

Aston Martin, the luxury car company, recently unveiled plans to produce a high-end, luxury submarine for rich people who have a sense of adventure. Dive into the world of expensive, and potentially dangerous, personal submersibles!

Equifax received a lot of criticism for how it handled a recent hacker intrusion that resulted in the theft of information belonging to potentially millions of people. To make matters worse, the tool Equifax created to help potential victims has problems of its own.

The Impossible Burger uses plant-based materials to create a meat-free burger and people are saying it tastes more like meat than any other vegetarian alternative. What's the secret?

Elon Musk says that he received a "verbal agreement" from the White House to build a tunnel from Washington DC to New York City for the Hyperloop. Will we really be able to travel between the two cities in just 30 minutes? What are the challenges in the way?

The City of London recently gave Uber the cold shoulder. Why did city authorities decide against renewing Uber's license to operate within London?

The private space industry company SpaceX has big plans for a satellite communications network that could provide global Internet broadband coverage. How will Starlink work?

Now that Apple is getting into the Augmented Reality game, is it finally ready for prime time? We look at Apple's effect on technology and whether AR is ready to make a big break into the consumer market.