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85 minutes | Nov 25, 2022
TechStuff Classic: The VW Scandal
What's the story with Volkswagen and emissions testing? How did the car manufacturer hide vehicle emissions? Scott Benjamin of CarStuff joins us to talk about it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
60 minutes | Nov 24, 2022
Rerun: Planned Obsolescence and the Right to Repair
Do companies really implement planned obsolescence to get you to buy more stuff? (Spoiler: yes). And do they really resist giving you the option to repair gadgets? (Spoiler: Also yes). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
57 minutes | Nov 23, 2022
Rerun: TechStuff By the Numbers (Stations)
Numbers stations are mysterious, creepy and part of the world of espionage. We learn how shortwave radio works, why it's used for numbers stations and how you might tune in to find one yourself. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
38 minutes | Nov 22, 2022
Tech News: Twitter 2.0, Son of Musk
Even as Twitter headcount dwindles, Elon Musk announces an ambitious vision for the service's future. Alphabet is gearing up for layoffs. Tax prep services have been sending Americans' financial info to Meta. And more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
59 minutes | Nov 21, 2022
Rerun: Copyright and Fair Use
No copyright infringement intended. Does that matter? Does it even mean anything? We look at the complicated issues of copyright and fair use. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
82 minutes | Nov 19, 2022
TechStuff Classic: Expensive Consumer Tech
With the holiday season coming up, it's time to look at some gift ideas for the filthy rich. From ridiculous watches to a multimillion dollar mobile home, we explore some of the most ridiculously expensive tech out there. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
44 minutes | Nov 17, 2022
Tech News: Do Not Question the Musk
Elon Musk allegedly fires Twitter employees who criticize his decisions. A billionaire is calling for Google to stop paying its employees so darn much. Amazon gears up for corporate layoffs. And Chinese gamers will soon lose access to games like World of Warcraft and Hearthstone. Plus more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
50 minutes | Nov 16, 2022
7 Types of Malware
Malware has come a long way since the humble computer virus. We look at the seven types of malware (as defined by Cisco) and learn what they do and how they work, as well as how to protect your computer devices from malicious code. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31 minutes | Nov 15, 2022
Smart Talks with IBM - Unlocking Data Strategy: Data Literacy for Better Business
Having a good data strategy can streamline the way a company does business. In this episode of Smart Talks with IBM, Malcolm Gladwell takes on this topic with Ronald Young Jr., host of Solvable, and guest Nicholas Renotte, Data Science and AI Technical Specialist at IBM. They discuss how data literacy can help make a business more efficient, the fundamentals of data management, and why data is step one to AI solutions. A study quoted by Nicholas and referenced in this episode can be found here. Some of Nicholas’ guidance on machine learning can be found here. This is a paid advertisement from IBM. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
79 minutes | Nov 14, 2022
The FTX Collapse
Cryptocurrency exchange FTX spectacularly imploded over the last two weeks. What happened? How did SBF go from crypto wunderkind billionaire to having assets in the neighborhood of $0? Is Binance CEO CZ the Lex Luthor to FTX's Clark Kent? Plus more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
46 minutes | Nov 11, 2022
TechStuff Classic: What was Web 2.0?
Once upon a time, a buzz term called Web 2.0 dominated discussions about web sites. What did Web 2.0 really mean? Or does it mean nothing? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
52 minutes | Nov 10, 2022
Tech News: Meta Cuts 13% of Workforce
Mark Zuckerberg oversees more than 11,000 job cuts across Meta. Twitter continues its bumpy ride post Musk acquisition. And IBM breaks a quantum processing record. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
51 minutes | Nov 9, 2022
Tech News: Twitter Fires and then Re-hires Some Employees
The dumpster fire that is Twitter continues this week as we learn about Twitter reps scrambling to re-hire some of the employees let go in last week's layoffs. Elon Musk toys with putting Twitter behind a paywall. Meta may be holding layoffs of its own this week. And the creator of the Oculus makes a VR headset that kills you for real if you die in a game. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
51 minutes | Nov 7, 2022
The Dangers of the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) can bring with it a ton of benefits, but it can also introduce security and privacy vulnerabilities. In this episode, Jonathan describes a few notable cases where IoT devices caused some massive headaches. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
71 minutes | Nov 4, 2022
TechStuff Classic: DNA Forensics
Ben Bowlin of Stuff They Don't Want You to Know joins the show to talk about DNA forensics, cold cases and science. How reliable is DNA evidence? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27 minutes | Nov 3, 2022
Tech News: It's Not Easy Being Green
Pantone's licensing agreement with Adobe means that designers will have to cough up fifteen bucks a month to access certain colors. Twitter continues to have a tumultuous week. Meta is testing out NFTs in Instagram. And TikTok is facing scrutiny around the world. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
49 minutes | Nov 2, 2022
The Rise and Fall of Vine
With rumors that the video app Vine is set to return, we look at Vine's history. Where did it come from? Where did it go? Did Cotton Eye Joe have anything to do with it? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
43 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
Tech News: Twitter is Full of Musk
Last week, Elon Musk completed his Twitter acquisition and began to clean house, firing multiple executives. This week, he continues with launching projects and planning future layoffs. Plus news about Meta, Google, Microsoft and Sony! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
53 minutes | Oct 31, 2022
Spooky Action at a Distance
Why did Einstein refer to quantum entanglement as "spooky action at a distance?" What is locality? Could quantum systems allow for faster than light communication? Could that violate causality? It's a spooky quantum episode of TechStuff! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
46 minutes | Oct 28, 2022
TechStuff Classic: Patronage Makes a Comeback
How has the Internet fueled a return to the old system of patronage? This episode explores crowdfunding resources like Indiegogo and patronage services like Patreon. Can they work for anybody? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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