TechStuff

Techstuff Classic: The Max Headroom Incident

Dodany: 25 maja 2018

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How did hackers take over a television signal in the late 1980s? Stuff You Should Know's Chuck Bryant joins the show to talk about the Max Headroom Incident.Learn more about advertising on the...

TechStuff Profile: Robert N. Hall

Dodany: 24 maja 2018

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Dr. Robert N. Hall died in 2016 at the age of 96. The New York Times published an obituary two years later. What were Dr. Hall's contributions to technology?Learn more about advertising on the...

Engage the Cloaking Device

Dodany: 23 maja 2018

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A popular gadget in science fiction is the cloaking device, a technology capable of rendering entire vehicles invisible. Recently, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania created what some...

What is Project Maven?

Dodany: 22 maja 2018

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A project dedicated to bringing artificial intelligence into military operations in a real combat theater has prompted more than a dozen Google employees to resign and 4,000 more to sign a petition...

How LORAN Worked

Dodany: 21 maja 2018

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Alfred Loomis created the long range navigation system called LORAN. How did it work?Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htmAnd to learn...

Techstuff Classic: TechStuff Gets Flushed

Dodany: 18 maja 2018

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How do toilets work? What's the secret behind using a Japanese toilet? And can you enter a toilet race? Josh Clark joins the show.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

TechStuff Profile: Alfred Loomis

Dodany: 17 maja 2018

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Listener Kris asked that I do a profile on Alfred Lee Loomis, an inventor and philanthropist who had a huge impact on world history and the funding of scientific research.Learn more about...

TechStuff at the Bat

Dodany: 16 maja 2018

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Listener Carter asked us to take a look at the technology behind the humble baseball bat. Is it just a stick or is there more to it? From manufacturing to the regulations that define a bat's...

The Rise and Fall of Nokia

Dodany: 15 maja 2018

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A century after its founding, the Finnish company Nokia entered the world of electronics. How did Nokia come to dominate the cellular phone industry and why did it lose enough ground to sell off...

The Origins of Nokia

Dodany: 14 maja 2018

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Marcus asked me to look into Nokia, and so this episode is about how the company started and grew over several decades. Did you know Nokia is more than 100 years old?Learn more about advertising on...

Techstuff Classic: The Sewing Machine

Dodany: 12 maja 2018

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Holly Frey from Stuff You Missed in History Class joins the show to talk about the sewing machine and how it shaped patent law.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

Why did Gibson Declare Bankruptcy?

Dodany: 11 maja 2018

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By the 1960s, Gibson was well established as a premier electric guitar manufacturing company. But the following decades brought strife to Gibson, and in 2018 the company declared bankruptcy. What...

The Birth of Gibson Guitars

Dodany: 10 maja 2018

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From a humble luthier in Kalamzoo michigan to the introduction of the Les Paul signatue guitar, we take a look at the early days of Gibson.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts...

How Speakers and Amplifiers Work

Dodany: 9 maja 2018

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How does a speaker generate sound? What does an amplifier do and how does it work? We learn more about the science and tech behind our audio equipment.Learn more about advertising on the...

How Speakers and Amplifiers Work

Dodany: 9 maja 2018

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How does a speaker generate sound? What does an amplifier do and how does it work? We learn more about the science and tech behind our audio equipment.Learn more about advertising on the...

The History of Loudspeakers

Dodany: 8 maja 2018

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Where did the loudspeaker come from? How did we go from acoustic horns to electronic speakers? We learn about the inventors who made speakers possible.Learn more about advertising on the...

Death Star Weaponry

Dodany: 7 maja 2018

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How did the Death Star's superlaser work? Is such a weapon even possible? And what the heck was up with that ventilation shaft?Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

Mars Simulation Takes to the HI-SEAS

Dodany: 5 maja 2018

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Recently, a year-long isolation experiment simulating a mission to Mars concluded. What were the results? And why did it happen in Hawaii?Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts...

Death Star Support Systems

Dodany: 4 maja 2018

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From its propulsion systems to artificial gravity, we explore the greatest weapon in the galaxy. May the 4th be with you!Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at...

The Story of Oracle: Part Three

Dodany: 2 maja 2018

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In part three of our series, we explore what kept the database software company called Oracle busy between 2000 and 2018. Learn about the acquisitions, the executive shuffling and the...