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

Snooper Trooper Theresa May's Gonna Find You: TM 76  

THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss news that the controversial Snooper's Charter is all but set to become law in Britain. We will discuss a broad overview of what this law means, how to protect yourself from it and of course warning signs all of us need to be mindful of in order to protect of right to privacy in future. We also discuss the slightly amusing story of the NHS reply-all fiasco that plagued the health service's email servers this week. And Amazon brings a Spotify rival to the UK, Plusnet launches a compelling budget mobile network and Three gets hacked. Plus a discussion of your emails.

Unexpected Hack in The Banking Area: TM 75  

THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss ​Tesco bank's hack, wireless broadband for Scottish islands, BT's next-gen fibre for mainland Britain, WHSmith's move to sell videogames again, and more. Plus your feedback and emails. Thanks for getting us to 150 reviews in the UK iTunes store!

Virgin Mobile Goes 4G, Admiral's Facebook Discount SNAFU: TM 74  

THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss Virgin Mobile's move to offer 4G to its customers with a couple of intriguing features that separate it from the rest of the market; plus insurance group Admiral gets blocked by Facebook for trying to offer discounts to drivers that seem less risky based on what they post to social media. Plus great feedback from listeners moved to write in with their opinions about last week's show about letting UK residents roam on other networks when they have no signal from their own carrier.

Apple's UK Price Hike, BT's Next-Gen Phonebox, Defending GAME's VR Fee: TM 73  

THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss ​Apple's new MacBooks but also the coincidental price hike for existing models in the UK. (Ian has also written about Apple's price controversy this week.) Also discussed: BT's next-gen replacements for the iconic red phone boxes; proposals to allow British mobile phones to roam on other local networks when outside of their contracted coverage; and we discuss reasons why videogame store GAME's move to charge people to try PlayStation VR is not as bad as some blogs made it out to be. Plus your feedback and emails.

Amazon's UK Broadband, Sky Mobile Launch, Uber's English Exam: TM 72  

THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss Amazon's potential move into the UK broadband market; Sky's forthcoming move to being a mobile network in Britain; the news that Uber and other minicab drivers in London will have to pass an English text (and we have some sample questions to quiz you with); why the price of music streaming services in the UK might still be too expensive for many people; and drone racing comes to European television in 2017. Plus your emails!

SPECIAL: How The UK Felt Samsung's Note 7 Recall Disaster (Part-Dramatised)  

THIS WEEK ON A SPECIAL TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian look specifically at how the UK consumer market was affected by Samsung's unprecedented recall of over two million Galaxy Note 7 handsets. What have our local networks been saying or doing to help the issue? How has the recall affected those in the UK who'd ordered a device? We'll hear from affected users, discuss Royal Mail's move to ban people from using its network to return phones to Samsung, how the recall has differed between the British Isles and the rest of the world; and we'll hear from fellow consumer technology commentators Stuart Miles, founder of Pocket-lint.com; and Rhiannon Williams, technology correspondent for the i newspaper.

Apple and Battersea Power Station, iPlayer Logins, TalkTalk fine, Google Pixel: TM 70  

THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss Apple's move to Battersea Power Station for its London operations. We look at the history of the derelict site and how it's been approached time and time again, unsuccessfully, for renovation. Will Apple have better luck? Plus the BBC iPlayer will soon require logins and links to license fee payers' registered postcodes in order to get a login. TalkTalk was fined a record £400,000 for lax security that led to the hacking of one of its customer databases. Google reveals its plans to build its own high-end Android smartphones under the Pixel brand, so we look at where these products fit in the rest of the UK's phone market. Plus what's going on with the Fling social network, which has been seen to delve into the realms of user-created smut. Tech's Message is a weekly audio download from London-based technology journalists Nate Lanxon and Ian Morris. Hear a discussion based on the week's most interesting UK technology news, and other irreverent takes on tech issues deemed important for British ears to hear.

Don't panic: Holiday  

Tech's Message will return in a couple of weeks after Nate and Ian finish having holidays and travelling to other countries for work. Stay tuned and have a wonderful September. We'll be back in the first week of October.

Europe’s New War on Messaging Apps Explained, UK’s Smart Meters Explored: TM 69  

THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss ​the new proposals from the European Commission to bring in new laws to govern so-called “over-the-top” messaging services, such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. In short, it’s been suggested they should be subject to the same restrictions and scrutiny as telecoms operators. We explore what this could mean, should it ever come into force. We also examine the UK’s energy smart meters and how the technology will work (and, perhaps more importantly, how it’s going to cost or save you money). Plus brand new Apple Watch 2 rumours and your emails.

Real Stories of BBC License Fee Dodger Vans: TM 68  

THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian hear stories of listeners who have had visits from the mythical vans driving around Britain catching TV users who don't pay a license fee; plus Virgin teases its 4K streaming service, Pokemon Go's UK revenues, Three expands its roaming service to many more EU countries, and more.

How the BBC Will Hunt Down iPlayer Loophole Exploiters: TM 67  

THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss the BBC closing the iPlayer license fee loophole, who it affects and how the Beeb plans to try to find those who circumvent it; plus we discuss the Olympics in 360-degree video; further price hikes in consumer tech thanks to Brexit; and plenty more, including hands-on time with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, as well as your letters. Tech's Message is a weekly audio download from London-based technology journalists Nate Lanxon and Ian Morris. Hear a discussion based on the week's most interesting UK technology news, and other irreverent takes on tech issues deemed important for British ears to hear.

Britain's First PokeRave, BBC Live Subtitling, Amazon Dash, Robot Wars Review: TM 66 (FIXED)  

*Note this version corrects corrupted file issue of previous version. Sorry about that - Nate* THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss the so-called "PokeRave" that took place for the first time in central London, where obsessive Pokemon Go fans gathered to compete for prizes and glory; and as the BBC switches on subtitling for its live broadcasts online, we look at how these speedy closed captions are produced; plus Amazon is bringing its strange grocery-ordered Dash gadget to Britain while simultaneously getting a partnership with the Government granted to test its delivery drones across the United Kingdom. All that, plus a review of the rebooted BBC Robot Wars.

Britain's First PokeRave, BBC Live Subtitling, Amazon Dash, Robot Wars Review: TM 66  

THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss the so-called "PokeRave" that took place for the first time in central London, where obsessive Pokemon Go fans gathered to compete for prizes and glory; and as the BBC switches on subtitling for its live broadcasts online, we look at how these speedy closed captions are produced; plus Amazon is bringing its strange grocery-ordered Dash gadget to Britain while simultaneously getting a partnership with the Government granted to test its delivery drones across the United Kingdom. All that, plus a review of the rebooted BBC Robot Wars.

ARM's Sale to SoftBank Explained, Hyper Japan Special Feature, Drones on Lamp Posts: TM 65  

THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss ARM's sale to Japanese internet giant SoftBank and what it means for both companies and Britain; plus we take a special detour to Hyper Japan, the Japanese tech, culture, arts and media festival in London to discover what's on exhibit this year; and why are lamp posts becoming so exciting, and what's it got to do with Amazon and Cambridge? And also, sadly, prison? Also, the new Star Trek show is coming to Netflix in the UK, but not Netflix in the U.S.

Harry Potter As Written by AI, Pokemon Fistbumps, Satnav Driving Tests: TM 64  

THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss how Pokemon Go is sweeping the UK and what the launch has done in terms of initial download numbers across the country's mobile networks; also, in a special feature, we have not only a dramatic reading of a new Harry Potter chapter as written by artificial intelligence but also an interview with the AI's creator, Max Deutsch (read the rest on Medium); and the UK's driving tests are being trialled with a GPS navigation component and the government has launched an open consultation for how things like insurance should be dealt with in a post-human driverless car world.

Pokemon Go UK, Sky Blocks Porn, Care.data Killed, Brexit Price Hikes: TM 63  

Nate and Ian discuss Sky's decision to start blocking smut by default for new customers; plus as Care.data gets a final nail in the coffin friend-of-the-show Olivia Solon stops by to explain the past, present and future of the controversial health system; Pokemon Go goes live around the UK, but only certain countries have been able to catch the app so far; and in other news, Just Eat announces it'll start delivering food to Londoners by drone. All that and more...

Brexit's Effect on British Tech... So Far: TM 62  

THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss the effect Brexit has so far had on the British tech industry -- from company perspectives, the stock market, startups, consumer spending, EU mobile phone roaming rates and more. If you're wondering, "How has tech fared so far after Brexit?" this is not the worst place to start.

BBC Micro Bit, BT Mobile Tethering Revelation, 4K Gaming Geek-off: TM 60  

THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian fight the slow British technology news week and discuss how well the BBC's Micro Bit computer is doing as it lands on consumer retail shelves; also, BT Mobile ramps up its competitive offering amidst its takeover of EE, and in the process of adding iPhones and Android smartphones to its roster of products it also seems to have enabled the oft-requested tethering feature for tablets and laptops; and in addition to a rumour that Apple is going to built graphics processors directly into its 5K monitors, we delve under the surface of 4K gaming talk around the kind of products a gamer looking into Ultra HD may be able to consider at the moment, right as Ian plans to jump into the 4K gaming world himself. Includes sound clips from the 1980s BBC learning production Making The Most Of The Micro.

How To Film IMAX From Space (With Director Toni Myers): TM 59  

THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate is joined for a special feature by Toni Myer's, award-winning director of ambitious IMAX films shot from space, including Hubble 3D and Space Station 3D. She joins the show to talk about the technology she used to shoot her latest film, A Beautiful Planet, which was the first to be captured digitally aboard the International Space Station. Back in the studio with Ian, discussions centre mostly on Three's decision to try implementing online ad-blocking at the network level, and Queen guitarist Brian May's new virtual reality headset, Owl VR.

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