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Tech Weekly Podcast UK
34 minutes | Jan 16, 2019
Episode 112 - The Internet of Controversial Dildos (IoCD) CES roundup ft. sex toys and smart wood
This week our host Scott Carey catches up with Sean Bradley and Dominic Preston fresh off the back of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Dom explains why he was surprised, both in a good and bad way, by the latest foldable screen technology and Sean talks about what is going on in the gaming laptop space, as Alienware looks to soften its image. Then Dom talks about a piece of connected wood and the gang break down the big controversy from the show floor regarding a certain innovative dildo. We are also announcing the sad news that the UK Tech Weekly Podcast will be going on an indefinite hiatus while we reassess our podcasting output. We would like to thank anyone that has taken the time to listen to us for these one hundred and twelve (112!) episodes and rest assured we will be back in some guise soon. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43 minutes | Jan 11, 2019
Episode 111 - The Internet of Not Watching Films (IoNWF) Bird Box, Black Mirror and bent iPads
Happy New Year from the UK Tech Weekly Podcast! We are back this week to discuss what we have been watching (or not watching) over the festive period, including Scott Carey on the meme-marketed sensation of Bird Box and what this says about Netflix's ability to dominate the cultural conversation. Then Tamlin Magee jumps in to talk about the interactive Black Mirror movie Bandersnatch and why it may have been destined to fail. Lastly David Price steps out of the hosting chair to talk about bendy iPads and Apple's strange rhetoric. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | Dec 13, 2018
Episode 110 - The Internet of These are a Few of Our Favourite Things (IoTaaFoOFT) Best Tech of 2018
Scott Carey is in the hosting chair this week as we have a rotating cast of staffers from across Macworld, Tech Advisor, Techworld and Computerworld to discuss our two favourite techie things of the year, from the best games and films, to our favourite devices and even, microchips. Thank you for listening this year and for your continued support for the UK Tech Weekly Podcast and we will see you in the new year. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | Nov 30, 2018
Episode 109 - The Internet of Takes Two to Tango (IoTTtT) Fallout 76, Red Dead online and Christmas buying guide
Two’s a crowd for this week’s games and Christmas pod with Consumer Tech Editor Henry Burrell and Games Editor Lewis Painter. Lewis lines up reviews of the awful Fallout 76 and the excellent online mode of Red Dead Redemption 2 – two polar opposites in how to make a decent online multiplayer game. We also discuss smartwatches we’ve recently reviewed that left us feeling cold and why Apple is still king of the hill. And to get into the festive vibe, interspersed throughout as we enter December are our top tech Christmas gift picks, both cheap and indulgent. Everything we recommend is linked below: Google Home Hub Tile Bluetooth tracker Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4) Super Smash Bros – Ultimate (Switch) Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! (Switch) Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 + Superamp Amazon Kindle Paperwhite PlayStation Classic PlayStation VR Starter Pack The best budget smartphones See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
42 minutes | Nov 22, 2018
Episode 108 - The Internet of Silicon Valley Meal Drinks (IoSVMD) Soylent tasting, Black Friday and Bitcoin slump
David Price is in the host's chair this week, as the team talk about the latest hot tech topics. Tamlin Magee has got the drinks in - futuristic meal-replacement drinks called Soylent, which he forces everyone to try and which are apparently not people. Then Dominic Preston talks us through the positive and extremely negative sides of Amazon's Black Friday activities, before Sean Bradley attempts to explain why Bitcoin is tanking and what the future holds for crypto currencies. Cheers! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
32 minutes | Nov 16, 2018
Episode 107 - The Internet of Super Sleuthing (IoSS) Detective Pikachu and Facebook still sucks
We were all surprised this week with the weirdly excellent trailer for Detective Pikachu with Ryan Reynolds voicing the yellow pocket scamp. Dom Preston drops in to tell us how Nintendo is getting into film and we laugh about the Bob Hoskins Mario film. We also talk about the moving new Tetris game (yes, it's made people cry). Scott Carey then lays out the latest Facebook expose and asks if Zuck and Sheryl Sandberg are ruling the company properly - should it be actively siding politically and morally against misuses of the platform? Or is it too big for them to even control? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | Nov 9, 2018
Episode 106 - The Internet of Cowboys (IoC) Apple event and Red Dead review
This week we are talking about Apple's New York event, where Digital Arts editor Neil Bennett was in attendance for the launch of a fresh new iPad, Mac Mini and a new Macbook Air. We discuss if the Apple laptop range is a mess and who the new iPad is really for. Later on we have games editor at Tech Advisor Lewis Painter on to talk about the biggest game of the year: Red Dead Redemption 2 and if it lives up to the hype, and if it's worth the 'crunch' put in by overworked Rockstar developers. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
35 minutes | Oct 26, 2018
Episode 105 - The Internet of Good & Bad (IoG&B) Google Rubin scandal and iPhone XR hands-on
It's episode 105, and David Price takes on hosting duties as the team dissect the best and absolute worst of the week's tech developments. Scott Carey talks us through the troubling and wide-ranging allegations of sexual misconduct at Google, and discusses how this relates to the tech industry's culture of protected privilege, and to the #metoo movement. Then Henry Burrell, fresh from a briefing at Apple HQ, reports his distinctly positive first impressions of the iPhone XR, which he would gladly recommend to tech newbie grandmas, and also to Scott. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
33 minutes | Oct 12, 2018
Episode 104 - The Internet of Circles (IoC) RIP Google+, Pixel 3 and new tech in films
This week our host Scott Carey catches up on the Google+ breach news and the final demise of the doomed social media network before being joined by consumer technology editor at Tech Advisor, Henry Burrell, to talk about Google's latest batch of smartphones: the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Then Techworld reporter Tamlin Magee joins to talk about the technology-related films screening during the London Film Festival this month and his hopes for more utopian tech-flecked stories in the future. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39 minutes | Sep 21, 2018
Episode 103 - The Internet of Dystopia (IoD) Skirting the line between fact and fiction
It's a pop culture episode this week as we do a deep dive into dystopian fiction. Scott Carey is your host as he chats to Dominic Preston and Tamlin Magee about the best novels, films, TV shows and video games set in dystopian universes. We talk about how the world is closer to fiction than ever before, and how this impacts the way we think about fictional dystopias, and end on a positive note to discuss our favourite utopian fiction too. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
34 minutes | Sep 13, 2018
Episode 102 - The Internet of Tennis Max (IoTM) Apple event special, new iPhones and Apple Watch
A quick-fire reaction Apple special, recorded the morning after new iPhones and an Apple Watch were announced at an event in California. Henry Burrell joins David Price, Ashleigh Macro and Scott Carey to discuss which products we'll be buying, avoiding and coveting over the Christmas period. Is the new iPhone named terribly? Is it an upgrade at all? What wasn't announced? And does Scott give the new Apple Watch any praise at all? It's all here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
55 minutes | Sep 12, 2018
Episode 101 - The Internet of Chucking Tech in the Bin (IoCTitB) Room 101 special
Episode 101 is a second special in a row as we take tech to trial and consign our least favourite digital surplus to Room 101. The Orwellian nightmare is compered by Henry Burrell as he, David Price, Tamlin Magee and Scott Carey each pick two things to banish forever. Cue a a bumper edition where we throw people, buzzwords, fads and entire companies down the trash chute. May contain arguments. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
59 minutes | Aug 22, 2018
Episode 100 - The Internet of Interval Timers (IoIT) Bumper 100 topic special!
Here it is folks, the insane 100th episode we have been planned for weeks (ahem). What better way to spend just over 50 minutes than with 100 tech topics covering over two years, one taken from each of the last 99 episodes of the pod plus the bonus round at the end. Henry Burrell leads Tamlin Magee, Charlotte Jee, Scott Carey, Karen Khan and Christina Mercer down the tech rabbit hole in a game show-style quick fire test of our tech brains. In this game, everyone is a winner. Naw. Thanks a lot for listening - here's to the next 100. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | Aug 17, 2018
Episode 99 - The Internet of Redemption (IoR) Google tracking, Red Dead Redemption 2 and the iMac at 20
This week our host Scott Carey is joined by Techworld editor Charlotte Jee to discuss the revelation that Google is still tracking users, even if you have that feature disabled, and the wider topic of privacy. Then games editor at Tech Advisor, Lewis Painter, joins to talk about one of the most hotly anticipated games of the year: Red Dead Redemption 2. Lastly Macworld UK editor Karen Khan talks about the enduring legacy of the iMac PC 20 years on and how it set Apple on a historic trajectory. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43 minutes | Aug 10, 2018
Episode 98 - The Internet of Banning Idiots (IoBI) Infowars, new phone hype and the Millennium Dome
This week on the UK Tech Weekly Podcast our host Scott Carey talks to Macworld editor David Price about the ever-controversial Alex Jones and why the big tech companies are finally stepping up their efforts to ban him from their platforms. Editors note: we recorded this on Thursday before Twitter finally started to take some measures against Jones, without outright banning him. Next our resident phone nerd and consumer tech editor at Tech Advisor Henry Burrell talks about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9, the latest iPhone X rumours and how Apple and Google are trying to make you use your phone less. Lastly Techworld editor Charlotte Jee takes us on a trip down memory lane to talk about the utopian vision of the Millennium Experience, how it reflected the values of a New Labour government and its legacy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
35 minutes | Aug 2, 2018
Episode 97 - The Internet of Big Companies (IoBC) Apple results, Amazon worker rights and Google Cloud Next
This week our host Scott Carey is joined by Macworld UK editor Karen Khan to chat about Apple's latest blockbuster results. Then group production editor Tamlin Magee jumps in to discuss Amazon's working practices following the collective action around Prime Day. Finally, Scott chats through his experience at the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco last week to see how it is trying to compete with the big boys at Amazon and Microsoft. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | Jul 27, 2018
Episode 96 - The Internet of Automation (IoA) IBM and the Third Reich, Facebook slump and MacBook Pro woes
Join host Henry Burrell in hot as hell London town to bring you 40 minutes of air conditioned tech chat. Tamlin Magee talks us through the murky ways IBM helped the Third Reich in the Thirties and Forties with data collection and asks what responsibility tech companies have today to ensure their work does not contribute to evil. Charlotte Jee then analyses Facebook's stock price slump, asking why it happened and does it really affect the company? The team muses on Facebook as a whole and the fascinating if polarising Zuckerberg. Finally Macworld's David Price chats about the new MacBook Pros and how Apple has already fixed the major flaw in the high-end model - but why did they ship this way? Is Apple less concerned with quality control these days? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
32 minutes | Jul 11, 2018
Episode 95 - The Internet of Digital Ministers (IoDM) Political turmoil, Surface Go and CaveX
Join host Scott Carey as the team dissects Tory meltdown and what it means for tech and the ministers we haven't heard of. What can they actually do to help the country? Charlotte Jee explains. Then Henry Burrell chats on the new Microsoft Surface Go, an 'affordable' Surface tablet that actually still breaks the bank. Who is it for, and is Microsoft really chasing the iPad market? David Price rounds up the pod with Musk Corner as everyone's favourite Twitter megalomaniac flies off to Thailand to help with a cave rescue - but should he stay out of it? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
42 minutes | Jul 4, 2018
Episode 94 - The Internet of Screens (IoS) Netflix is huge and Fortnite is popular
This week it’s David Price in the hosting seat to dig into two meaty tech topics: how does Netflix buy and develop its massive content library, and why is Fortnite such a sensation? Helping him dig into Netflix is Computerworld UK editor Scott Carey, with our new entertainment and lifestyle editor at Tech Advisor Dominic Preston joining in. Then staff writer at Tech Advisor Sean Bradley is on hand to talk about how Fortnite has become such a sensation, and if it is built to last. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43 minutes | Jun 29, 2018
Episode 93 - The Internet of Newsworthy Stuff (IoNS) Uber in London, FB crypto and BlackBerry Key2
With Germany out of the World Cup what better way to celebrate than with a triptych of tech news'n'views? Henry Burrell hears from Scott Carey on Uber's London license while Sean Bradley explains why Facebook banned, and then allowed, cryptocurrency ads. Henry then shows off the new BlackBerry and a collection of other phones that Scott finds insulting and ridiculous. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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