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Your weekly briefing on the world of tech, focusing on news, views and a fair few digressions from staff of Computerworlduk.com, Macworld.co.uk, PCAdvisor.co.uk and Techworld.com

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Your weekly briefing on the world of tech, focusing on news, views and a fair few digressions from staff of Computerworlduk.com, Macworld.co.uk, PCAdvisor.co.uk and Techworld.com

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Tech Weekly Podcast UK

Latest release on Jan 16, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 98 - The Internet of Banning Idiots (IoBI) Infowars, new phone hype and the Millennium Dome

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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.

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Aug 10 2018

42mins

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Rank #2: Episode 85 - The Internet of Data (IoD) Cambridge Analytica, Sea of Thieves and Ready Player One

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We let one huge, scary story dominate proceedings before allowing two lighter-weight topics return the pod to its family friendly roots.


The Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal is decoded and discussed, with one podder especially susceptible to influence thanks to their insane third party app access numbers.


The gang then tackles Sea of Thieves, a return to form for Rare on Xbox, before Dom (with no spoilers) says just how bad Ready Player One is.

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Mar 23 2018

42mins

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Rank #3: Episode 97 - The Internet of Big Companies (IoBC) Apple results, Amazon worker rights and Google Cloud Next

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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.

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Aug 02 2018

33mins

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Rank #4: Episode 83 - The Internet of White Rings (IoWR) HomePod, Kingdom Come: Deliverance and no spoiler Black Panther chat

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Scott Carey assembles half the Tech Advisor squad to chat about the HomePod's great audio and then all the things that make it a tabloid headline. Jim Martin lets us know if Apple ruined his oak and/or pine.


Lewis Painter chats us through Kingdom Come: Deliverance and all the wacky things you can do in its slow paced but huge world. Dom Preston then lets us know - without spoilers - just how good Black Panther is, Marvel's latest marvel (hopefully).

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Feb 16 2018

37mins

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Rank #5: Episode 90 - The Internet of Meaty Topics (IoMT) Digital afterlife, net neutrality and GDPR emails

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Oh boy what a meaty session we have for you as Christina Mercer, Somrata Sarkar, David Price and Henry Burrell tackle three whopics (whopping topics) head on.


Somrata takes us into the sometimes scary thoughts of our own digital afterlives. Should we be worried that we'll end up as misrepresentative chat bots one day? Who will have the authority to police the companies that harvest our data?


Then Christina explains the knife edge America is on when it comes to net neutrality. Despite recent hope, there's still a chance the web across the pond will be ruthlessly metered and segmented.


Finally David asks us if we've checked our unused email accounts recently, as there might be a lot of desperate noodle companies in there begging you to stay on their mailing lists.


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May 23 2018

37mins

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Rank #6: Episode 86 - The Internet of Education (IoE) New iPads for schools and the Huawei P20

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Sheriff Scott Carey rounds up his two deputies in David Price and Henry Burrell for a quick-fire two topic pod. Apple launched a new cheaper iPad this week based around its education play - but can schools afford them and are Chromebooks a better option?


Then we discuss the new Huawei P20 and P20 Pro. Notches, three cameras but competitive pricing make the new Android flagship an interesting option.

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Mar 29 2018

32mins

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Rank #7: Episode 91 - The Internet of Dub Dub (IoDD) WWDC and E3

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We're back this week to bring you all the hot news from E3 and some cooler takes on everything Apple announced at its WWDC developer conference a few weeks back.


To help us do that Macworld UK editor Karen Khan runs through all the iOS and macOS Mojave updates Apple users can look forward to later this year.


Then Tech Advisor staff writer Sean Bradley is on hand for a whistlestop tour of all of the big gaming announcements from E3 in LA so far, including Gears of War, Death Stranding and The Last Of Us 2.


See you next week!

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Jun 14 2018

42mins

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Rank #8: Episode 94 - The Internet of Screens (IoS) Netflix is huge and Fortnite is popular

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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.

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Jul 04 2018

40mins

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Rank #9: Episode 82 - The Internet of Cars in Space (IoCiS) Falcon Heavy, Bitcoin bubble and Apple earnings

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Back with a bang as Computerworld editor Scott Carey leads the squad into the cauldron of convo. Christina Mercer explains why her beau Elon Musk took a car into space, Sean Bradley on that bursting Bitcoin bubble, and David Price to tell us all how Apple can charge even more for its stuff and keep on making record profit.

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Feb 09 2018

31mins

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Rank #10: Episode 93 - The Internet of Newsworthy Stuff (IoNS) Uber in London, FB crypto and BlackBerry Key2

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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.

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Jun 29 2018

41mins

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Rank #11: Episode 102 - The Internet of Tennis Max (IoTM) Apple event special, new iPhones and Apple Watch

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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.

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Sep 13 2018

31mins

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Rank #12: Episode 106 - The Internet of Cowboys (IoC) Apple event and Red Dead review

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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.

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Nov 09 2018

34mins

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Rank #13: Episode 107 - The Internet of Super Sleuthing (IoSS) Detective Pikachu and Facebook still sucks

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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?

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Nov 16 2018

31mins

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Rank #14: Episode 92 - The Internet of Tech in Sport (IoTiS) VAR, Hawkeye and F1

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World Cup fever is upon us, and this time round is tech-heavy. The VAR (video assistant referee) makes its (their? know know) debut at a major international football tournament. Is it for the good of the sport?


We’re already used to Hawkeye and goal-line technology, so what makes it different in football? Henry Burrell resides as David Price, Christina Mercer and Sean Bradley set the record straight. NB: David loves cricket a lot.


And of course, the most tech sport of all, Formula One. Is there a balance the sport misses when it comes to safety and competition? We discuss some of the finer points in a lively debate.

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Jun 19 2018

42mins

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Rank #15: Episode 88 - The Internet of Google I/O (IoGIO) I/O with Microsoft Build thrown in

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Scott Carey leads veteran Henry Burrell and first time podder Hannah Williams down the rabbit hole of Google I/O. We discuss which was the most frightening announcement and which was the best - could that actually be the same thing?


We then chat Android P, the beta for Google next OS - cool changes, yes, but how many people will actually ever get it?


Scott and Hannah also weigh in on why Google gets the headlines despite Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon announcements this week.

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May 10 2018

26mins

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Rank #16: Episode 89 - The Internet of Pirates (IoP) Hacker pirates, face recognition ethics and Elon Musk

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Back once again like the Renegade Master, the UK Tech Weekly Podcast is coming to you from its new, earlier-in-the-week time slot.


Host Scott Carey is joined by Tamlin Magee to talk about pirate-obsessed Nigerian hacking syndicates, and Charlotte Jee is on board to discuss the ethics of facial (and racial) recognition technology.


We wrap things up with an Elon Musk news roundup, from his latest bae to building bricks.

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May 16 2018

35mins

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Rank #17: Episode 104 - The Internet of Circles (IoC) RIP Google+, Pixel 3 and new tech in films

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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.

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Oct 12 2018

31mins

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Rank #18: Episode 100 - The Internet of Interval Timers (IoIT) Bumper 100 topic special!

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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.

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Aug 22 2018

57mins

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Rank #19: Episode 103 - The Internet of Dystopia (IoD) Skirting the line between fact and fiction

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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.

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Sep 21 2018

37mins

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Rank #20: Episode 95 - The Internet of Digital Ministers (IoDM) Political turmoil, Surface Go and CaveX

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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?

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Jul 11 2018

30mins

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