Here's an Idea
What are the stories behind today’s most innovative technologies?
Here’s an Idea is a podcast series from Tech Briefs that goes behind the scenes of today's most innovative technologies and industries. Each episode takes on a different theme, and host Billy Hurley gives engineers, scie
Season 1, Ep. 14
In conjunction with our celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, this month's Here's an Idea episode features an interview with Daniel Coleman, editor of the publication NASA Spin-Off.Many of the technologies we use today – from memory foam to our phone cameras – were first developed in NASA missions. In this special edition of Here's an Idea, Coleman reveals all kinds of everyday tools and materials that began with one small step toward the Moon.
Season 1, Ep. 13
Whether you're the owner of a candy shop in Brooklyn or you're one of the giant chocolate makers like Hershey's or Nestlé, you'll want to experiment.In this episode of Here's an Idea, we explore how candy manufacturers large and small turn to technology to support their newest, sweetest ideas.
Season 1, Ep. 12
There was a time where the closest thing we had to a wearable was plugging your sneaker into a computer. But now that we’re so connected, now that we have the ability to gather a treasure trove of data, what do we do with it? We talk with a wide range of experts to explore how sensors are being used to detect concussions, track player performance, and even provide new opportunities to bet.
Season 1, Ep. 11
When it comes to a better night's sleep, what role should technology play – if any? We talk with two noted sleep specialists and explore some of the innovative products being developed in the emerging field of Sleep Tech. And we go behind the scenes of the manufacturing and prototyping processes of designers who are trying to find new ways to get you some rest.
Season 1, Ep. 10
Today's cars are more connected than ever before. But the more you open up internal parts of your system to this connectivity, the bigger the chance that those vulnerabilities are accessible from the outside.In this episode, we’ll talk with researchers, including noted Jeep Cherokee hacker Chris Valasek, who have found weaknesses in today’s connected cars, and we explore the teamwork involved in keeping today’s vehicles as secure as possible.