Posts Tagged: ‘TechStuff’

We’ve mentioned in the podcast that I’m a big fan of (parts of) the Silent Hill video game series. Survival horror! Haunting music! Freudian themes! Boss fights with anthropomorphic furniture! The games are at least as cinematic during their game play as they are during their cut scenes – frequently moreso, thanks to the efficient […]

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It’s my pleasure to officially welcome Lauren Vogelbaum, Social Media Editor at HowStuffWorks.com, as the new host of TechStuff. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Lauren for several months and I have to say her intelligence, humor, energy and encyclopedic knowledge of geek culture have impressed me. I have no doubt she’ll bring a great perspective to the TechStuff podcasts!

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For more than four years and 470 episodes, it has been my pleasure to sit across the table from my editor Chris Pollette and tackle tech topics ranging from light bulbs to the singularity. We have researched some fascinating topics, told juvenile jokes and made incredibly awful puns. Lots of puns. Like, all of the puns.

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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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