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Let's Talk About Tech

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BBC Radio 5 live’s technology and gaming podcast, discussing the world of video games and games culture. Plus your questions answered in 5 live's tech phone-in.
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access_time2 days ago
The third book in Jim Swallow's 'Marc Dane Series' - Ghost - is out now and he joins Adam to talk about building a technothriller series and then two old chombattas cast a rheumy Kiroshi optic over 'Cyberpunk 2077'
access_time9 days ago
What should have been a casual visit to the NEC in Birmingham turned instead to a whistlestop tour of the show floor. Radio recorded against the clock.
access_time13 days ago
In this week’s tech phone-in, Fevzi reviews the AliveCor’s excellent KardiaMobile pocket ECG Heart Monitor, plus the devilishly useful Elgato Stream Deck; and advises listeners on…



• Faulty sound on mobile phone

• Troubleshooting your email account

• Choosing the best antivirus and security software for your various devices

• Using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to make PDF files editable

• Choosing a better Internet Service Provider (ISP)

• Soundbars vs. Surround sound speakers

• Recovering from a bad Windows 10 update

• The best options for getting your Wi-Fi to cover your entire home

• Printer problems

• Choosing the best affordable 10-inch tablet for your needs



The Tech phone-in is back on Friday 24th June 2018 from 2am

In the meantime you can contact Fevzi with your tech questions on Twitter @GadgetDetective
access_time16 days ago
A ramble with some writers this week; mythmaking discussed with Jonathan Howard, Cassandra Khaw and James Persaud
access_time23 days ago
Are role playing games, games or performances or something inbetween? Adam's been to see Adventurers Wanted at work in a theatre above a pub and their DM, Chris Hislop is joined by Johnny Chiodini - the occasional Dungeon Master for @outsidexbox - and D&D's Senior Director, Nathan Stewart weighs in.

WARNING - during this recording there is an attempt to rehabilitate "rules lawyers" which we can in no way condone.
access_time27 days ago
From smartphones & tablets, to dealing with malware & protecting your privacy, Fevzi Turkalp has all the tech advice you need to choose the best tech for your needs & keep your existing gadgets running smoothly.





In this week’s tech phone-in, Fevzi reviews the Anker’s remarkable Nebula Capsule, a projector the size of a cola can, and advises listeners on…



• Map updates for Sat Navs

• Improving your YouTube search results

• Transferring data between mobile devices of different brands

• Getting Apple to replace iPhone batteries cheaply, and getting a refund from Apple if you updated at full price last year

• Windows 10 updates that disable computers, making it even more essential to do regular backups

• SIM card sizes and compatibility

• What to do when you don’t get the Internet speeds you were expecting, and how to lower the cost of your service

• Smartphone features enabling their use by blind individuals

• Choosing the best Apple MacBook for your needs

• SSDs vs. Hard Drives for external drives

• How to recover your photos , videos and other files for free when your SD card becomes corrupted
access_time1 month ago
Chris Bratt's gone to Patreon to support his new video journalism project 'People Make Games' and Andy Robertson is using Unbound to fund 'Taming Gaming', a guiide to healthy game use.

So, does it matter who's paying for content and how they're paying? Adam, Chris and Andy are also joined by Gillian de Nooijer to discuss this and ways to approach violence in games.
access_time1 month ago
The Daily Star's Gaming Editor, James Wright talks about his paper's 'Fortnite' moment and Vaughn Highfield has been crunching some numbers. At the Sports Emmys the League of Legends World Final picked up an award and Ariel Horn, Global Executive Producer at Riot Games, believes it's a sign of things to come.
access_time1 year ago
From smartphones and tablets, to dealing with malware & protecting your privacy, our resident expert, Fevzi Turkalp has all the tech advice you need to choose the best tech for your needs and keep your existing gadgets running smoothly.



In this week’s tech phone-in, Fevzi advises on…



• How to protect yourself from Ransomware and other malware

• How to determine whether a faulty computer is economic to repair

• How to choose a new computer

• Upgrading to Windows 10

• How to uninstall stubborn software

• Whether it is better to use paid security software, or is free good enough?

• Why you should always have at least two browsers installed on your computer

• Smart TVs vs. Smart streaming boxes such as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku etc.

• Protecting yourself from computer scammers

• and much more….





The Tech phone-in is broadcast live on BBC Radio 5 live on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month, from 2am to 3am.

You can follow Fevzi on Twitter @GadgetDetective.
access_time1 year ago
Steve McNeil talks about riding a zeitgeist as Go 8 Bit returns to the UK's screens and another favourite's back - Dawn of War 3. Relic's Philippe Boulle interviewed and Leif Johnson from PC Gamer discusses the game.
access_time1 year ago
Overcooked surprised many people when it won 2 BAFTAs; the game's makers amongst them.

Adam's been to Cambridge to meet Phil and Oli - the men behind Ghost Town Games to talk about co-op cooking
access_time1 year ago
Music's as integral a piece of games making as the jump button. In this edition Jessica Curry and Joris De Man - both award winning composers - talk about the power of music in games and why Classic FM has decided to launch a games music show.



Includes OST excerpts from:

Jason Graves - Tomb Raider and Dead Space 2

Joris de Man - Horizon Zero Dawn

Jessica Curry - Everybody's Gone to The Rapture

Austin Wintory - Journey

Joris de Man & James Marsden - Velocity 2X )
access_time1 year ago
With International TableTop Day happening on the 29th April Adam's got some players around his table. Dave Salisbury founded Fanboy3, one of the UK's oldest play spaces, Ivan van Norman from Geek and Sundry is the organiser of this year's event and Matt Jarvis is the Editor of Tabletop Gaming magazine.
access_time1 year ago
From smartphones & tablets, to dealing with malware & protecting your privacy, our resident expert, Fevzi Turkalp has all the tech advice you need to choose the best tech for your needs & keep your existing gadgets running smoothly.



In this week’s tech phone-in, Fevzi advises listeners on…



• Password management software

• Microwave ovens interfering with Bluetooth audio

• Choosing a smartphone

• Choosing speakers for use with the Amazon Echo Dot

• What to do if someone has remotely accessed your computer

• Choosing a suitable drive for doing backups

• Getting various video files to playback on your computer

• Choosing the best TV streaming box for your needs

• Recovering deleted/lost data from your hard drive

• Choosing an affordable laptop

• and much more….





The Tech phone-in is broadcast live on BBC Radio 5Live on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month, from 2am to 3am.

You can follow Fevzi on Twitter @GadgetDetective
access_time1 year ago
Spaceship combat discussed with the lead designers of Starfighter Inc and James Batchelor is looking for, and finding, non-violent video games.
access_time1 year ago
The day before the BAFTA Games Awards show Adam caught up with this years host, Danny Wallace in his James Bond-esque central London lair to talk about the event. Hilmar Peterson, CEO of CCP reflects on "evolving game" and Julian Benson from Kotaku UK is on hand to look over the winners and losers from the awards
access_time1 year ago
The Guardian's Games Editor, Keith Stuart and Kirk McKeand from The Telegraph discuss the shape of things to come at the BAFTA Games Awards and after Horizon Zero Dawn's robot apocalypse.
access_time1 year ago
Frank O'Connor from 343 Industries talks to Adam about working with the Halo Universe and Jake Tucker and Dominic Preston discuss the fruits of 343 and CA's labours; Halo Wars 2.
access_time1 year ago
Another chance to hear Chuck Wendig - author of the 'Star Wars: Aftermath' trilogy talk about 'Life Debt', and the challenges and opportunities that come when you're writing for one of the biggest entertainment franchises in this, or any other, galaxy. The final part, 'Empire's End' is out now.
access_time1 year ago
From smartphones & tablets, to dealing with malware & protecting your privacy, our resident expert, Fevzi Turkalp has all the tech advice you need to choose the best tech for your needs & keep your existing gadgets running smoothly.



In this week’s extended tech phone-in, Fevzi advises listeners on…



• Getting your tablet working online

• Recovering your data from a dead flash drive

• The smartest way to buy a mobile phone and contract

• Whether refurbished smartphones, tablets and computers can be a worthwhile option

• Tablets vs. 2-in-1 laptops

• Running two Operating Systems on one computer

• Ransomware – what it is & how to protect yourself from it

• Defragmenting your computer’s hard drive

• Why tablets and smartphones become obsolete more quickly than PCs

• Cancelling your mobile phone contract
access_time1 year ago
Pete Lake from Criterion talks about bringing X-Wings to Playstation VR for a BAFTA Masterclass and Tamer Asfahani and Joel Meadows chat about the future - and past - of games and media journalism
access_time1 year ago
Ubisoft's 'For Honor' (sic) takes to the field and Edwin Evans-Thirwell has girded up his loins and screwed his courage to the sticking place to join Adam to discuss that and Nintendo's new piece of artillery, the Switch
access_time1 year ago
From smartphones & tablets, to dealing with malware & protecting your privacy, our resident expert, Fevzi Turkalp has all the tech advice you need to choose the best tech for your needs & keep your existing gadgets running smoothly.



In this week's extended tech phone-in, Fevzi advises listeners on…



· Improving poor Wi-Fi signals

· Getting better mobile phone reception

· Watching movies online

· Ridding your android phone of viruses & malware

· How does a Chromebook differ from a Windows PC

· Consumer protection when paying by credit card or debit card

· Getting your tablet repaired

· The future of Windows Phone

· Getting Internet in an "off-grid" property

· Apple Airpods - are they worth it and will I lose one?



The Tech phone-in is broadcast live on BBC Radio 5Live on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month, from 2am to 3am.

You can follow Fevzi on Twitter @GadgetDetective
access_time1 year ago
Can you link the mênis of Achilles with the rage of John Wick? At least two Adams think so and is there a link to games? Definitely.

Also; a new category the public can vote for at the Games BAFTA Awards. Why?
access_time1 year ago
Dr Karl and Dr Rhod discuss how to convert renewable energy to hydrogen power. Can you really fit the world's population onto the Isle of Wight, and what's the science behind multitasking?
access_time1 year ago
Sniper Elite 4 takes the action to Italy and Louise Blain and Tamer Asfahani follow. Also, Ian Smith is the Integrity Commissioner at the Esport Integrity Coalition - he's got cheats in his sights.
access_time1 year ago
Fevzi Turkalp from GadgetDetective.com answers listeners’ technology questions, including advice on VPNs, extending WiFi reach in your home and which printers are best for photos.
access_time1 year ago
Wouter Sleijffers - the CEO of Fnatic - explains why they're launching London's first major mobile E-sports team and the Creative Director at Amplitude, Romain De Waubert, explains why he thinks getting the players to help build Endless Space 2 will make it a better game.
access_time1 year ago
The fungipunk fantasy about love and loss "She Remembered Caterpillars" discussed with its writer, Cassandra Khaw and visual designer, Daniel Goffin.

And Ed Smith joins Adam (and Cassandra) to talk about RE7 visceral pleasures.
access_time1 year ago
Fevzi Turkalp from GadgetDetective.com answers 5 live listeners’ technology questions.



In this week’s extended tech phone-in, Fevzi advises listeners on troubleshooting Wi-Fi and wired internet connections, using an iPad to operate a home/office computer anywhere in the world plus hints and tips on filtering unwanted/spam emails.
access_time1 year ago
A new opportunity for a games maker and something new in your hand. It's Game On with Adam Rosser.
access_time1 year ago
Adam's been out to Oxford to speak to Jason Kingsley and Paul Wright about Sniper Elite 4 (and 2000AD, of course).
access_time1 year ago
Fevzi Turkalp from GadgetDetective.com answers 5Live listeners’ technology questions From smartphones & tablets, to dealing with malware & protecting your privacy, our resident expert, Fevzi has all the tech advice you need to choose the best tech for your needs & keep your existing gadgets running smoothly.
access_time1 year ago
The Telegraph's Tom Hoggins has been up close with Nintendo's Switch and Vince McMullin knows his way around the battlin' bots of Heavy Gear Assault'
access_time1 year ago
Computer, TV, or wifi on the blink? Gadget Detective Fevzi Turkalp has all the tech advice you need. He shares his nuggets of wisdom with 5 live callers and Up All Night's Dotun Adebayo
access_time1 year ago
This week both parts of the Sci-Fi author James S.A. Corey - Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham - join Adam to talk about 'the Expanse' series. Six books (and one TV series - soon to be joined by a second season) that span the Solar System and beyond.
access_time1 year ago
Fevzi Turkalp from GadgetDetective.com answers 5Live listeners’ technology questions



From smartphones & tablets, to dealing with malware & protecting your privacy, our resident expert, Fevzi Turkalp has all the tech advice you need to choose the best tech for your needs & keep your existing gadgets running smoothly.



In this week’s tech phone-in, Fevzi advises listeners on…



•Choosing a suitable hard drive for making back-ups

•When you should consider replacing a computer’s hard drive

•Messaging apps and the privacy considerations of using them

•Free, compatible, alternatives to using Microsoft Office

•How to stop Windows 10 from entering sleep mode

•How to help children stay safe online

•Upgrading a gaming PC

•Choosing a suitable indoor TV antennas





The Tech phone-in is broadcast live on BBC Radio 5Live on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month, from 2am to 3am.

You can follow Fevzi on Twitter @GadgetDetective
access_time1 year ago
Looking ahead to 2017, with a few digressions, with some of the Game On regulars; Dan Griliopoulos, Ed Smith and Sam Clay. New bug Jake Tucker is still down the line.
access_time1 year ago
Looking back at 2016 with Game On regulars Dan Griliopoulos, Ed Smith and Sam Clay. New bug Jake Tucker is down the line.
access_time2 years ago
Gina Jackson - head of games at The Imaginarium Studios - talks about transforming narrative. Robin Lacey has a thing about books in Vindit's new game 'Quote' and gamesindustry.biz editor, James Batchelor wonders what Nintendo's up to.
access_time2 years ago
Mafia 3 - a game set in the American south in the late 1960s - comes with a warning from 2K Games



"We sought to create an authentic and immersive experience that captures this very turbulent time and place, including depictions of racism.



"We find the racist beliefs, language, and behaviours of some characters in the game abhorrent, but believe it is vital to include these depictions in order to tell Lincoln Clay's story. Most importantly, we felt that to not include this very real and shameful part of our past would have been offensive to the millions who faced - and still face - bigotry, discrimination, prejudice, and racism in all its forms."



This week in Game On Adam's speaking to one of the Mafia 3's writers, Charles Webb
access_time2 years ago
Everybody Plays' editor, Ian Morris and Andy Robertson from Family Gamer TV join Adam for their annual pick of some of the games that are best for families and young gamers.
access_time2 years ago
From smartphones & tablets, to dealing with malware & protecting your privacy, our resident expert, Fevzi Turkalp has all the tech advice you need to choose the best tech for your needs & keep your existing gadgets running smoothly.



In this week's extended tech phone-in, Fevzi advises listeners on…



· Whether we should cover our webcams with black sticky tape

· How to prevent TV remote controls from interfering

· Making sure your video doorbell is secure

· Thoroughly checking your Windows computer for viruses

· Securing your Wi-Fi router

· What to look for when choosing an affordable tablet

· Whether 3rd part toner cartridges are a good idea

· When it's worth increasing the RAM in your computer, and when it's not



The Tech phone-in is broadcast live on BBC Radio 5 live on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month, from 2am to 3am.

You can follow Fevzi on Twitter @GadgetDetective
access_time2 years ago
Ubisoft has built a reputation for the quality of its open world game and many of those achievements are probably down to the influence of Tommy Francois and his team at Editorial.



But what are they doing and what's the objective?
access_time2 years ago
Dr Karl's phone in this week includes the Ideomotor Response, water divining and a question about whether hot air leaves the house or cold air come in if you leave the door open.
access_time2 years ago
Dr Karl answers your science questions
access_time2 years ago
From smartphones & tablets, to dealing with malware & protecting your privacy, our resident expert Fevzi Turkalp has all the tech advice you need to choose the best tech for your needs & keep your existing gadgets running smoothly.



In this week’s tech phone-in, Fevzi advises listeners on…



• How to get redress when your gadget breaks down out of warranty

• What to do when your insurer won’t repair or replace your damaged smartphone

• Running Windows and other Operating Systems on an Apple Mac

• Whether to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

• Why a decent compact camera can still outperform the best smartphone cameras
access_time2 years ago
The latest installment in the COD franchise; Infinite Warfare discussed with Sam Brooke from PushSquare and what's the author Ben Aaronovitch up to in the sixth 'Rivers of London' book, 'The Hanging Tree'?
access_time2 years ago
Nathan Ditum joins Adam to discuss Titanfall 2 and Bethesda's decision to stop providing early review copies of new titles to games journalists
access_time2 years ago
While Nick Cowen survived the ravages of Blizzcon and reports from Anaheim The Coalition's Rod Fergusson and Edwin Evans-Thirlwell have been building and playing, respectively, 'Gears of War 4'
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