Posts Tagged: ‘TechStuff podcast’

Yesterday’s TechStuff tackled the question, “what would we do if we found out an enormous asteroid was on a collision course with the Earth?” If you’ve listened to the show, you know the solution doesn’t involve launching Bruce Willis into space to reduce the asteroid to teeny, tiny bits using a nuclear bomb. For one thing, Bruce’s rates have gone way up since his Armageddon days. But more importantly, that approach would make things worse — not better.

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Announcer Get in touch with technology with TechStuff from HowStuffWorks.com. Chris Pollette Hello, everyone. Welcome to TechStuff. My name is Chris Pollette and I am an editor at HowStuffWorks.com. Sitting across from me, as always, is senior writer Jonathan Strickland. Jonathan Strickland Hey, McFly, you BoJoe, those boards don’t work on water unless you got […]

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From 2000 to 2001 someone calling himself John Titor claimed to have traveled to the past from the year 2036. His predictions caused a flurry of conspiracy theories, but whatever happened to him? Tune in to get Chris and Jonathan’s take in this podcast.

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Rare earth metals are a crucial component in many electronic devices, but what exactly are they? In this episode, Jonathan and Chris break down the fact and fiction about rare earth metals — and why they’re so important.

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If rechargeable batteries are so great, then how come they haven’t replaced all disposable models? In this podcast, the guys take a closer look at the technology behind rechargeable batteries. Tune in and learn more.

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Nowadays, batteries are everywhere — but what exactly are they? How do they work? In this podcast, Chris and Jonathan break down the history of batteries, their uses and the chemistry involved.

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As one of the world’s most wealthy and influential men, Bill Gates can afford to have some of the finer things in life — including an amazing mansion in California. Tune in as the TechStuff crew takes a closer look at the futuristic home of Bill Gates.

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You’ve heard of honor among thieves, but are there ethics among pirates? Each year, millions of people illegally download content and software without paying a dime. In this episode, the guys explore ethics (or lack thereof) in digital piracy.

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In 2008, Cuil was hailed as the first serious potential rival to Google’s search engine. With an employee roster of former Google employees and a supposedly superior search function, Cuil looked set to succeed. So what went wrong? Tune in to learn more.

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Jonathan and Chris have been following the iPad since it was little more than a rumor on the Internet — but now that the iPad is out, will a competitor challenge its success? Listen in to learn more about the iPad’s potential rivals.

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