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

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. 

SPECIAL: The Future of Tech's Message...  

In this special episode, join me, Nate, for an explanation of how the show will develop this year and how you can help. I am announcing that we will become a Patreon-supported show in 2017 and there are some great things you can expect if you're willing to support us! PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/uktech

Hey! Teachers! Leave Them Bodycams Alone: TM 86 Extended Version  

In this preview of an extended version of Tech's Message, Nate and Ian discuss the trial by teachers in two UK schools of bodycams for monitoring of in-class activity; they discuss the Government's move to offer new school classes that focus on cybersecurity and defense; they discuss the news that in future, Brits accused of certain crimes may be able to plead guilty online and pay a fine through a website rather than go to court; and they take things lighthearted for a while and discuss Tech's Message listeners' favourite vintage phones of all time. This special extended episode contains bonus content and outtakes. It's almost as if we have some news to announce soon...

They See Me Roamin', They Not Chargin': TM 85  

THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss Sky television not losing the Discovery network (briefly) before delving into detail on the European Commission's agreement to cap roaming charges across the 28-nation bloc it oversees; plus we have a special feature with WIRED's Liat Clark to discuss her feature about the proposed UK legislation to ramp up the barriers between web users and commercial pornography websites; we explore what Shell's move to install electric vehicle chargers at its UK petrol stations might mean for the fuelling station of the future; and we detail how Wi-Fi phone calling works as mobile network Three switches on the feature for its customers. (Here's Ian's link to Pocket-lint.com's guide to using the service.)

Lucy in the Sky with Broadband: TM 84  

THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss Sky's pledge to get rid of satellite dishes in future; the UK's part-government funded scheme to send warning emails to British illegal downloaders; Tesco's new contactless payment system; and several of your emails and tweets.

If You're Appy and You Know It Raise Your Price Bands: TM 83  

THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss Theresa May's tiny but important references to the UK's post-Brexit tech and innovation landscape; Apple's price hike of UK App Store prices; the UK Government's move to follow banks into the world of Voice ID as an alternative to other digital authentication methods; and BT's own price hikes, entry into the Wi-Fi repeater market and nuisance call management -- the triple triad of British Telecom stories! Plus some brief transgressions into the economics of Freddo bar pricing.

You Turn Me Off, I'm an FM Radio: TM 82  

THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss ​the BBC's future moves to reinvent the iPlayer as a full-on TV service rather than just a catch-up system; they talk about why the UK won't for some time be following Norway's move to shut down its FM radio network (along with some history lessons about FM itself in our country); they look at how the European Commission's recent proposals for website cookies and ad blockers might affect you; and we examine the UK price of Nintendo's new Switch console and compare it to the last generation's consoles, including the Wii, to see how the Japanese company's strategy has shifted over the last decade.

If You Liked It, You Should've Put Alexa On It: TM 81  

THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate is joined by CNET.com senior editor Andrew Hoyle to discuss some of the trends from this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Regular co-host Ian Morris also calls in with a couple of reports about BMW's automated driving systems and LG's paper-thin television. In the news we discuss Tesla's move to wait a couple more before before driving up its prices in the UK; the NHS's decision to trial the startup health company Babylon's AI-assisted diagnosis tool; recent figures that show the dominance of digital and streaming services in the British entertainment landscape; and what we're going to be using voice-activated assistants like Amazon's Alexa for in our homes of the future.

When You Were Sweet, 2016: A Year in Review TM Special  

THIS WEEK ON TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss heir favourite stories from the year of 2016 and what they might tell us about tech in 2017. Tech's Message survey link: https://goo.gl/forms/fp9wxjhGOUI8diwV2

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