How Technology Works

Understand the inner workings of everyday technology from online platforms to computer hardware.

How Strong Passwords Work

How Video Compression Works

How Recommendation Engines Work

How Wireless Communication Works

How GPS Works

How Computer Memory Works

Course description

How do computers and smartphones transmit data, track location, and store information? What algorithmic processes govern online interactions for millions of people every day? What factors make a password strong? How do apps personalize content recommendations? Unpack algorithmic principles and hardware functions that lie at the core of consumer technologies we use every day.