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Technology documentaries

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

American filmmaker Alex Gibney explores the personal life of Steve Jobs in this 2015 documentary "The Man in the Machine".   Jobs is easily one of the most important people in the history of computing, for the products he helped develop were ergonomic and desirable as well as be[...]

'State of Surveillance' with Edward Snowden and Shane Smith

TechnologyInternet Presenter Shane Smith 2016 Unrated

"State of Surveillance", a landmark Vice documentary hosted by Shane Smith about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.   Smith travels to Moscow where Snowden is living to interview the man who revealed hard evidence of a huge program of mass surveillance for the first time. The dig[...]

The Toilet - An Unspoken History

SocietyTechnology Presenter Ifor Ap Glyn 2012 Unrated

When someone submitted this from Youtube, my first reaction was "you've got to be kidding me", never-the-less this seems to be a well researched and educating documentary on the history of the toilet.   In The Toilet - An Unspoken History Welsh poet Ifor Ap Glyn takes u[...]

Atari: Game Over

GamingTechnology Presenter Zak Penn 2014 Unrated

Atari: Game Over, a 2014 gaming documentary by American screenwriter Zak Penn about the North American video game crash of 1983.   In the film, a crew digs up all of the old Atari 2600 game cartridges of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" that were tossed into a landfill in the 1980s[...]

Silicon Cowboys

HistoryTechnology Presenter Jason Cohen 2016 Unrated

Silicon Cowboys, a 2016 technology documentary following the extraordinary story of three friends who dreamt up the idea of the portable computer in the early 1980's.   In an age of the iPhone looking back to early days of modern computing is like looking into the stone age. But you c[...]

Pixel Pioneers: A Brief History of Graphics

TechnologyGaming Presenter Stuart Brown 2014 Unrated

Pixel Pioneers: A Brief History of Graphics: This short documentary by Stuart Brown examines the history of graphics in gaming. Starting from the early days of gaming back in the 1970's, when it was the best thing since sliced bread to be able to move a dot across the screen, right-up-until 2014[...]

Sex Robots and Us

In the 2018 "Sex Robots and Us" documentary cyborg James Young investigates what lies in the future for sexbots; will we live in a future like the TV series "Westworld" or something else?   To find out James travels across the world to meet with pioneers of this new te[...]

Bill Gates: How a Geek Changed the World

Microsoft is one of the most insanely successful companies ever and at the heart of it was Bill Gates. In this 2008 documentary British journalist and broadcaster Fiona Bruce is given rare and exclusive access to the software guru and business magnate as he prepares to step down as CEO of the compan[...]

Do You Trust This Computer?

Do You Trust This Computer? This 2018 documentary by American filmmaker Chris Paine (known for Who Killed the Electric Car?) discusses the benefits and dangers of the technological revolution which is unfolding before our eyes on a daily basis.   We have all seen the movie "The Termi[...]

Nukes in Space

Nukes in Space, a 1999 documentary by Peter Kuran with narration from American actor William Shatner (Star Trek) about the development of the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in both Russia and the United States.   Kuran is known for his visual effect works on many high-profile m[...]

Terms and Conditions May Apply

Technology Presenter Cullen Hoback 2013 Unrated

  Terms and Conditions May Apply, a 2013 technology documentary created by American filmmaker Cullen Hoback which looks into how governments and corporations use the information you put on social media and e-commerce websites.   It is pretty obvious that if you use Facebook and Go[...]

Who Wants to be a Bitcoin Millionaire?

  Bitcoin started out as a geeky project with a few developers who wanted to make a currency which didn't involve banks. This cryptocurrency idea quickly exploded into a worldwide phenomenon, today people from every conceivable walk of life want to get involved in it. In the "W[...]

The Impossible Flight

  Developing new aeronautical technologies which will help the aviation industry move away from fossil fuels has led engineers and scientists to build the Solar Impulse 2 and embark on "The Impossible Flight".   In March 2015 this aircraft made the first completely[...]

China's Chat Girls

SocietyTechnology Presenter Natalia Zuo 2018 Unrated

  China's Chat Girls is about China's $3 billion dollar online live streaming industry and how thousands of girls make thousands of dollars just by singing, flirting, chatting, dancing online.   One of China's most famous chat girls, Lele Tao is interviewed for this 20[...]

A curated collection of technology documentaries.