Tech's Message Podcast - UK Technology News With N

Tech's Message Podcast - UK Technology News With N

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***** QUICKLY BECOMING THE UK'S MOST HIGHLY-RATED TECHNOLOGY PODCAST | OVER 100 FIVE-STAR REVIEWS IN JUST SIX MONTHS | SUBSCRIBE NOW! ***** Tech's Message is a professional, tightly-produced weekly audio download from London-based technology journalists Nate Lanxon and Ian Morris. Hear discussions based on the week's most interesting UK technology news, and other irreverent takes on tech issues deemed important for British ears to hear.

Episodes

Summer Break  

Hey everyone, Firstly, sorry for the gap in episodes recently. As you may or may not know, Nate has had a few technical issues with microphones lately, and fortunately thanks to our wonderful Patrons we have a brand new one on its way! But it's also the summer, we've passed our 100th episode recently, so we're going to take a very brief hiatus for a few weeks and intend to resume the show in July. In the mean time, a few things: firstly, to our Patrons, you won't be charged for anything while we're off, so no need to cancel or change anything regarding your subscription - you only get billed when we put out main episodes. Ian has a plan for a special episode soon - look out for that on the feed later in the month! This would also be a wonderful time to check out our live 100th episode on YouTube if you haven't already, or maybe pick a random old episode on the feed for some nostalgic news! There are over 100 episodes sitting there, and there's likely a collection of things we got entertainingly wrong about the last couple of years of tech. So please do stick with us, don't touch that subscription and know we'll be back in a few weeks. This isn't a prelude to the end of the show, just time for some holiday. See you all soon! Keep in touch: @NateLanxon, @IanMorris78, @TechsMessagePod Nate and Ian

I'll Never Mind Anywhere, Anywhere I May Roam: TM 103 REGULAR VERSION  

Please support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/uktech for access to our exclusive extended version of the show, weekly columns from Nate, and much more. This week on the regular version of TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss: - Roaming is dead (mostly)! - Amazon to sell cars online in Europe - UK's fraud hotspots revealed by Which? - Chinese bike rental giants eye the UK as next battleground - Email about Android Auto from Ken - Thanks to the 1-star reviewer who updated their review to apologise for misinformation Patreon supporters have access to our 19-minute longer version of the show, which includes the above as well as additional discussions about: - EXTRA STORY: EU rules on The Pirate Bay as illegal - EXTRA STORY: The GIF's birthday - how DO we pronounce this word? - Discussion around the new iMac and 10.5-inch iPad Pro - Outtakes Access our exclusive content and support Nate and Ian's podcasting by becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/uktech.

Sit Down, You're Rocking The Vote: TM 102 REGULAR VERSION  

Please support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/uktech for access to our exclusive extended version of the show, weekly columns from Nate, and much more. This week on the regular version of TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss: - People want to vote online, but must not be allowed to - UK police arrest man via automatic face-recognition tech - Streaming revenue to surpass physical music sales this year - As Apple boosts iCloud storage to 2TB, Amazon drops unlimited Drive down to 1TB Patreon supporters have access to our 23-minute longer version of the show, which includes the above as well as additional discussions about: - EXTRA STORY: Surprise! The HomePod actually sounds incredible (plus other WWDC stuff) - EXTRA STORY: New Amazon Fire phone expected - what do we know so far? - Long section about putting AI in charge of the country instead of politicians - Can we ever think about using phones as professional video cameras? - Why was Nate's Amazon Echo singing the other day? - Expanded discussion around facial recognition tech - Outtakes (one of which involving beans being literally spilled) Access our exclusive content and support Nate and Ian's podcasting by becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/uktech.

Back With Another One Of Those Ad Block Rockin' Beats: TM 101 REGULAR VERSION  

Please support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/uktech for access to our exclusive extended version of the show, weekly columns from Nate, and much more. This week on the regular version of TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and CNET's Andy Hoyle discuss: - Google to let publishers charge users for ad-blockers - Snapchat has brought its peculiar spectacles to the UK - Microsoft is now 'paying' UK users to ditch Google and search with Bing - London Underground on track to offer mobile reception - Barclaycard plans checkout-free shopping using mobile phones Patreon supporters have access to our longer version of the show, which includes the above as well as additional discussions about: - EXTRA STORY: This is Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone - EXTRA STORY: In depth with Andy's Nokia 3310 review - Discussion about the odd "NO DRONES" signs at British wildlife centres - Special outtake about something embarrassing we found in our mother's house - Outtakes and more Access our exclusive content and support Nate and Ian's podcasting by becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/uktech.

Tech's Message Episode 100 LIVE from London!  

WATCH THIS EPISODE AT HTTP://LIVE.TECHPODCAST.UK Please support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/uktech for access to our exclusive extended version of the show, weekly columns from Nate, and much more. This week on this special LIVE recording of TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian are joined by several special guests to discuss a wide range of British tech and gaming nostalgia, fun and trivia: - Vicki Turk, WIRED - Andy Hoyle, CNET - Luke Westaway, Outside Xtra - Katie Collins, CNET - Special guest James Protheroe of Darran Park Primary School We taped this episode live in front of an invite-only studio audience at London’s TechHub - big thanks to them for hosting us. Also big thanks to Kate Dreyer for logistics, photography and help on the night, and Marta Svetek for additional logistics help. But finally also thanks to you, listeners: without we would not have a show worth making, and certainly not one in its third year of life an celebrating it’s 100th episode. Here’s looking forward to episode 200! Patreon supporters, we’re keeping this episode free to all, so no charge this week. It’s thanks to you we were able to do something as ambitious as a live studio episode, as things like event space, microphones, mixing desk rental, drinks on the evening and so forth all needed to be paid for. Thanks to you, we could do this. Please know how grateful we are for your support. See you all next week for our 101st episode! Access our exclusive content and support Nate and Ian's podcasting by becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/uktech.

The Switchy and Scratchy Showdown, Starring Ofcom: TM 99 REGULAR VERSION  

Please support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/uktech for access to our exclusive extended version of the show, weekly columns from Nate, and much more. This week on the regular version of TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss: - WannaCry update - AI traffic lights to end rush hour jams in Milton Keynes - Ofcom reveals text-to-switch plan for mobile users - BBC to close TV download store after only 18 months as streaming dominates - Amazon Prime Reading launches in the UK with free, rotating e-book library Patreon supporters have access to our 18-minute longer version of the show, which includes the above as well as additional discussions about: - Lengthy Extra Story: Tomorrow's World is coming back to the BBC - Behind the scenes from Ian's time working on Tomorrow's World at the BBC - Remember when Nate was on The Apprentice for several seconds?  - The deeply nerdy history of Nate and Ian's childhoods - The experience of switching from Three to Vodafone - Traffic light history lesson (featuring info about EXPLOSIONS!) - Reasons for using 100 percent green energy sources at home - Bad web browsers versus good web browsers - Fun contactless payment stories Access our exclusive content and support Nate and Ian's podcasting by becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/uktech.

Cos I Got So Down I Held The World To Ransom: TM 98 REGULAR VERSION  

Please support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/uktech for access to our exclusive extended version of the show, weekly columns from Nate, and much more. This week on the regular version of TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss: - The global ransomware attack that took down the NHS's systems - General election 2017: Tory plan to let young erase online past - General election 2017: 10Mbps universal speeds? We'll give you 30Mbps, pleads Labour - O2 and other networks promote killing roaming the day they legally have to anyway Patreon supporters have access to our longer version of the show, which includes the above as well as additional discussions about: - Extra Story: MP3 is dead, long live AAC  - Extra Story: Vodafone to shut down pager network after sale trips on competition hurdles - Super secret special Tech's Message event details... - How is Peep Show related to British broadband infrastructure (according to Nate)? - Outtakes Access our exclusive content and support Nate and Ian's podcasting by becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/uktech.

Ten Things I Hate About UK Advertising: TM 97 REGULAR VERSION  

Please support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/uktech for access to our exclusive extended version of the show, weekly columns from Nate, and much more. This week on the regular version of TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss: - Important housekeeping regarding Patreon versus regular versions of the show - Driverless cars trial set for UK motorways in 2019 - UK ebook sales flounder as interest in print copies rebounds - Channel 4's online TV ads will call you out by name - Parents' mobile use harms family life, say secondary pupils Patreon supporters have access to our longer version of the show, which includes the above as well as additional discussions about: - 'Pictionary' comes to phones five years after 'Draw Something' - Benefits of good microphones - Nate's reasons for reading medieval murder mystery novels - Ian's fondness of printed books for children - '4Head', 'Anusol', and other medical product names we love - Avocados: like "nature's butter", according to Ian - The 2007 battle between Sony headphones and iPod headphones Access our exclusive content and support Nate and Ian's podcasting by becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/uktech.

You Used to Haul Meth on My Cell Drone: TM 96 REGULAR Version  

Please support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/uktech for access to our exclusive extended version of the show, weekly columns from Nate, and much more. This week on the regular version of TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss: - UK forms 'specialist squad' to tackle prison drug drones - UK drops plan to allow online guilty pleas for minor crimes - Which? broadband survey for the worst internet services in the UK - Opening up BT’s infrastructure for new fibre broadband - Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard - Emails from listeners about contactless payment habits! Patreon supporters have access to our longer version of the show, which includes the above as well as additional discussions about: - Extra story 1: UK's online shoppers top global spending survey - Extra story 2: Apple Maps now lists UK EV chargers and public bikes - Our pre-recorded "win" and "lose" responses to our forthcoming Webby Award result - Discussion around BBC 4 documentary chronicling Britain's landline history - Nate's ditching Google Maps for Apple maps, for a bit. Why? - The plague of concert ticket businesses (why don't we hate them more?!) - The problem with protractors in schools - Outtakes and discussion around old WAP servers and their uses in the mid-2000s Access our exclusive content and support Nate and Ian's podcasting by becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/uktech.

The Cook, The Thief, His Wi-Fi and Her Lover: TM 95 FIXED Regular Version  

Please support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/uktech for access to our exclusive extended version of the show, weekly columns from Nate, and much more. This week on the regular version of TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss: - Driving test: Learners must be able to use sat navs - Mobile payments struggle to make impact on contactless card use - Vodafone scraps roaming fees in much of Europe - Virgin Media uses home routers to boost its public WiFi network - 'Planet Earth II' on 4K Blu-ray will make you want a new TV Patreon supporters have access to our ten-minute longer version of the show, which includes the above as well as additional discussions about: - Tamagotchi: Iconic 90s playground toy set for a comeback - Nintendo may discontinues the NES Classic - Retro tech debate (Nate, in favour; Ian, vehemently against) - The trouble with paying with an Apple Watch - Nate's views on embedding RFID chips under the skin - Outtakes Access our exclusive content and support Nate and Ian's podcasting by becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/uktech.

The Cook, The Thief, His Wi-Fi and Her Lover: TM 95 Regular Version  

Please support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/uktech for access to our exclusive extended version of the show, weekly columns from Nate, and much more. This week on the regular version of TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss: - Driving test: Learners must be able to use sat navs - Mobile payments struggle to make impact on contactless card use - Vodafone scraps roaming fees in much of Europe - Virgin Media uses home routers to boost its public WiFi network - 'Planet Earth II' on 4K Blu-ray will make you want a new TV Patreon supporters have access to our ten-minute longer version of the show, which includes the above as well as additional discussions about: - Tamagotchi: Iconic 90s playground toy set for a comeback - Nintendo may discontinues the NES Classic - Retro tech debate (Nate, in favour; Ian, vehemently against) - The trouble with paying with an Apple Watch - Nate's views on embedding RFID chips under the skin - Outtakes Access our exclusive content and support Nate and Ian's podcasting by becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/uktech.

In Which We're Shortlisted for a Webby Award: TM 94 REGULAR  

Please support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/uktech for access to our exclusive extended version of the show, weekly columns from Nate, and much more. This week on the regular version of TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss: We're up for a Webby Award for Best Technology Podcast!! - Fibre broadband advertising to be investigated - Google Home and Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa now available in the UK - Feature: Nate reviews the Apple AirPods after a month of testing - European Parliament approves the end of mobile roaming charges - O2 is bringing free 1 Gbps WiFi to the City of London Patreon supporters have access to our longer version of the show, which includes the above as well as additional discussions about: - Bonus story: Spotify to restrict albums to paying subscribers for first time - The downsides to buying a Google Home - Why Ian is leaving Twitter - The Mastodon social network - Ian's tip to stopping Alexa responding to false requests - In-depth discussion about Spotify and its potential IPO - Why are we still playing Pokemon Go!? - Outtakes at the close of the show Access our exclusive content and support Nate and Ian's podcasting by becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/uktech.

State of Podcasting 4: 'Get Wed' with Katie and Kerrie  

This week on a TECH'S MESSAGE State of Podcasting special, Nate is joined by wedding photographers and wedding podcasters Katie Drouet and Kerrie Mitchell, producers of the Get Wed podcast. Nate wanted to learn more about how weddings and romance can merge with the world of podcasting and whether such an idea can benefit self-employed creatives such as Kerrie and Katie! Access our exclusive content and support Nate and Ian's podcasting by becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/uktech.

State of Podcasting Pt 3: What's Going on in France? (With Patrick Beja)  

This week on a TECH'S MESSAGE State of Podcasting special, Nate is joined by professional podcaster Patrick Beja, producer of or contributor to a number of technology podcasts, including some in his native French language, such as Le rendez-vous Tech. Nate wanted to learn more about the podcasting scene in France and how producing tech shows in French has been developing.

Jellied Eel FM and The Spider's Facelift (feat. Rob Manuel): TM 91 REGULAR  

Please support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/uktech for access to our exclusive extended version of the show, weekly columns from Nate, and much more. This week on the regular version of TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss: - Facebook's response over sexualised child images is 'extraordinary' - BT Openreach deal aims to shakeup UK broadband - BBC and ITV's 'BritBox' streaming service arrives in the US SPECIAL FEATURE: Rob Manuel of b3ta.com, UsVsTh3m, The Poke and more joins us to talk the bizarre world of Clickbait Robot, described by its creator as "fake news made by code." What does this mean? And what does it have to do with jellied eels? Patreon supporters have access to our longer version of the show, which includes the above as well as additional discussions about: - FreedomPop's V7 budget Android phone c comes to UK with free calls, texts and data - Extended cut of Nate's interview with Rob Manuel - Why should Americans be watching the BBC's The Good Life on BritBox? - Facebook history lesson regarding the 'Vietnam girl' controversy - Count 'em: TWO outtakes at the end, one of which does I'm afraid involve Ian's nose but frankly I found my own joke too brilliant not to share Access our exclusive content and support Nate and Ian's podcasting by becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/uktech.

Episode 90: Hopefully Fixed Version!  

A few of you have said you were unable to play the previous version of this episode on the feed. I haven't been able to reproduce the error but I'm hoping this new version works for you. Please let me know and please also accept my apologies for the glitch. I wish I knew what had caused it. Nate

4G Keeps Me Stable For Days in Cars: TM 90 Regular Version  

Please support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/uktech for access to our exclusive extended version of the show, weekly columns from Nate, and much more. This week on the regular version of TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss: - Ford links-up with Vodafone to bring 4G to European cars - Mobile phone roaming charges won't go up after Brexit - Special feature: MacBook Pro with TouchBar long-term review - Google Home is coming to the UK this spring - New drivers caught using phones to lose licence Patreon supporters have access to our longer version of the show, which includes the above as well as additional discussions about: - 5G isn't coming any time soon because there's no money to pay for it - What do we want connected via Internet of Things networks - Why Nate remote accesses his home PC to benefit his gaming obsessions - Lesser known virtues of self-driving cars as discovered by Ian - MPs expensing 4G roaming bills - Amazon Alexa's use of the word "anus" over breakfast - Outtakes and more! Access our exclusive content and support Nate and Ian's podcasting by becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/uktech.

Mobile World Congress 2017 Gadget Highlights: TM SPECIAL  

Hi everyone! Ian and I sat down to record a little special episode about our favourite tech from Mobile World Congress. We didn't want to fill our regular show with gadget chat but also didn't want to not talk about what we enjoyed from the trade show. Please note: we recorded this as-live, and we did have a technical glitch with a microphone so please excuse a couple of moments of clicking on the recording. Hope you enjoy this!

What's My Page Again? (Feat. Vogue's Cantlin Ashrowan): TM 88 Regular Version  

Please support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/uktech for access to our exclusive extended version of the show, weekly columns from Nate, and much more. This week on the regular version of TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss mobile network EE's plans to launch blimp-like balloons about the nation to send better 4G signals into areas that have limited, or maxed-out, connectivity; they discuss the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill, which amongst other things details how car insurers may have to treat autonomous vehicles in the event they crash; and they look at just who is still using pagers after Vodafone sold off its pager business to Capita -- if you've ever wanted to know about pager use in 2017 then crikey this is the show for you. They also talk about Amazon's new Fire TV stick. In a special feature this week we're also joined by Conde Nast International's Director of Product Cantlin Ashrowan to talk about how British Vogue made its first Facebook Messenger chatbot -- and what he and the company learned about natural language journalism as a result. Patreon supporters have access to our longer version of the show, which includes the above as well as additional discussions about: - Is your child a hacker? 16 disputable signs to watch out for and potentially ignore - What did Nate swap in order to get his first pager? - An extended conversation about businesses flying balloons into orbit - The ethics of when an autonomous car should kill a dog or a child - When did One2One become T-Mobile and when did Cellnet become O2? - Why did a Psion palmtop make Nate good at Scrabble? - A well-timed outtake at the end of the show (that was actually from about seven minutes into the recording) Access our exclusive content and support Nate and Ian's podcasting by becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/uktech.

I Can Stream Clearly Now The 4G Range is Long: TM 87 REGULAR VERSION  

Please support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/uktech for access to our exclusive extended version of the show, weekly columns from Nate, and much more. This week on the regular version of TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss the news that the UK's mobile networks may now be 8% better than they were last summer; they look at the latest price increases tech companies have imposed on their products thanks to the weak pound, and what this suggests about their strategies; they deal with listener emails about Wi-Fi calling and what we've intriguingly learned about Virgin Media's supposed roll-out of Wi-Fi hotspots that utilise your home broadband; the possible re-release of the Nokia 3310; and we hold a "How British is the American Amazon Alexa" quiz. Patreon supporters have access to our longer version of the show, which includes the above as well as additional discussions about: - BlackBerry's market share hitting 0.0% - North Korea's love of American dollars - How much headphones cost to manufacturer - Nate's adventures exploring the Sennheiser factory in Germany - Ian and Nate's least favourite products to review, ever - The Good Life - The truth behind the vibrating Nokia 3210 - Behind-the-scenes outtakes, and more! Access our exclusive content and support Nate and Ian's podcasting by becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/uktech.  Patreon supporters have access to our longer version of the show, which includes the above as well as additional discussions about: - BlackBerry's market share hitting 0.0% - North Korea's love of American dollars - How much headphones cost to manufacturer - Nate's adventures exploring the Sennheiser factory in Germany - Ian and Nate's least favourite products to review, ever - The Good Life - The truth behind the vibrating Nokia 3210 - Behind-the-scenes outtakes, and more! Access our exclusive content and support Nate and Ian's podcasting by becoming a Patron at www.patreon.com/uktech. 

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