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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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Game+On+-+Violent+Games%2C+violent+teens%3F
access_time11 hours ago
Professor Andrew Przybylski, Director of Research at the Oxford Internet Institute, joins Adam to talk about the centre's new paper that looks at adolescent gamers and their behaviour.
Game+On%3A+Eve%27s+Apex+Cult%3F
access_time7 days ago
Sam Loveridge from Games Radar comes fresh from the dropship to discuss Respawn's surprise hit, Apex Legends. Caught at Fun&Serious in Bilbao; Weather Factory's Lottie and Alexis discuss their way of indie and, why has CCP taken to the road this year instead of throwing one big EVE shaped party?
Game+On+-+Steaming+across+Sunless+Skies
access_time14 days ago
Failbetter Games started to explore their Fallen London setting over a decade ago. Sunless Skies takes us back to a steam-age unlike any other.

Eurogamer's Edwin Evans-Thirwell shares his thoughts on this darkly poetic setting and Failbetter's Adam Myers talks about the pleasures of life on the ætheric wave.
GAME+ON+%E2%80%93+Thinking+about+the+future%2C+and+the+past%2C+of+games
access_time21 days ago
The DCMS Select Committee is taking a fresh look at the games industry and wants to hear from you. The Committee chair, Damian Collins explains why they’ve launched it and what they’re interested in exploring.
And digital musicologist, Dr Kenny McAlpine talks to Adam about the early days and development of video games music.
Find the DCMS Cmmtt webpage here https://bit.ly/2Jg8ONJ
Game+On+-+A+day+at+the+races%2C+virtually
access_time28 days ago
Half a million players took part but only seven made it to the final of the McLaren Shadow Project.

A year on from the World's Fastest Gamer competition Adam returns to Woking for the racing company's new, larger esports event.

Recorded on location at the McLaren technology Centre, Woking.
Game+On+-+The+ocean+wave%2C+the+printed+page
access_time1 month ago
2D puzzler Supertype and openest of open world's Sea of Thieves couldn't be more different. On the surface. But Philip Stollenmeyer of kamibox.de and Rare's Joe Neate are both focused on the play experience but from different ends of the spectrum.
Game+On+-+The+Yuletide+Edition+2018
access_time2 months ago
Adam's joined by Alysia Judge, Tom Regan, James Swallow and Matt Jarvis to talk about the year in games and more besides.

And for one lucky guest there's a floor prize!
Game+On+-+Thin+Air+-+Richard+Morgan+interview
access_time2 months ago
This week Game On is looking beyond the realm of games and Adam's been talking to Richard Morgan - the author of 'Altered Carbon' - about his new SF book 'Thin Air'.
This interview contains some strong language.
Game+On+-+Big+insights+and+small+PCs
access_time2 months ago
The Kids Insights survey has some interesting things to tell us about young people's attitudes to gaming and Intel has squeezed serious power into their 'Hades Canyon' Nuc machine
Game+On%3A+The+game%27s+the+thing
access_time3 months ago
It's the Christmas games round up and this year we're talking about tabletop and screen games (and some that blend the two)
with Andy Robertson from Ask About Games and Tabletop Gaming's Matt Jarvis
Game+On+-+Battlefield+climbs+out+of+the+trenches
access_time3 months ago
How has Battlefield changed over the years?

That's one of the questions put to DICE's Creative Director, Lars Gustavsson.

And Andy Kelly and Martin Robinson join Adam to discuss the game.
Game+On+-+Esports+Awards+2018
access_time3 months ago
Esports are a massive part of the gaming scene and Adam's been to speak to some of the industry's backroom boys at the annual Esports Awards
Game+On+-+Farewell+Prima%2C+hello+Breakthrough+Brits
access_time3 months ago
Brendan Sinclair, GamesIndustry.biz's North American Editor joins Adam to reflect on the closure of the game-guide maker Prima and what Microsoft's latest acquisitions might mean for the next Xbox.
Lottie Bevan - co-founder of Weather Factory - is one of BAFTA's Breakthrough Brit's for 2018 and reflects on being brave enough to try something different.
Game+On+-+The+Caledonian+Edition
access_time4 months ago
Powered by coffee (and a proper fry-up) Adam was in Glasgow (after a night shift) to talk to some of the people at the third Resonate Total Gaming show in Glasgow.
Game+On+-+Golden+Joysticks+and+spurs
access_time4 months ago
Saddle up and strike out, the Golden Joysticks awards are nearly with us.
Daniel Dawkins, Global Editor-In-Chief at GamesRadar explains what's still on the table.
His colleague, Sam Loveridge - with a contribution from Steffan over at Newsbeat - explains the subtle, slow charm of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2.
Game+On+-+Politics+in+Skovde+and+apps+on+phones
access_time4 months ago
Is there a place for politics in games? Some makers think not. And how many of those apps on your phone are you actually using or have spent money on? App Annie have the answer to that.
Game+On+-+The+Thins+the+Thing
access_time4 months ago
Games Workshop has seen huge growth in the last few year - but what's the lure of the models, the painting and the lore?
Mike from Rabid Dog and Dave Jewitt explain the draw.
Games+On+-+A+quarter+century+of+Magic%3A+The+Gathering
access_time4 months ago
25 years of Magic: The Gathering, could there be 25 more? Mark Rosewater has been with the company that produces it for almost the whole time. He and writer Cassandra Khaw join Adam to talk about the game changer that's become an institution.
Game+On+Ezquerra+Swiss+Autonomy
access_time5 months ago
Co-creator of comic book icon Judge Dredd, Carlos Ezquerra, remembered and protests at Swiss football matches explored. And we find out what games and games technology could be teaching the robot drivers of the future.
Game+On+-+Million+Dollar+Business
access_time5 months ago
The prize pool for the FACEIT Major in London at the weekend was a hefty million dollars.
Two players, Smooya and Dephh, spoke to Game On before the fun started. Gamereactor's Sam Bishop joins Adam to talk about the event.
And how did Bungie sneak into this? David Dague talks Destiny 2 from EGX.
BBC+5Live+Tech+Phone-in%3A+Fevzi+Turkalp+from+GadgetDetective.com+answers+5Live+listeners%E2%80%99+technology+questions
access_time5 months 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 advises listeners on…

• Preventing Spam email
• Using your mobile phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot
• How to run Windows and Mac software on your tablet or smartphone
• Connecting printers and other peripherals to a tablet
• How to stop Microsoft from nagging you to upgrade to Windows 10
• Connecting USB memory devices to Android phones and tablets
• Should you upgrade your iPhone/iPad to iOS 12
• What Operating System should you run on an old Windows XP computer


The Tech phone-in is back on Friday 5th October 2018 from 2am
In the meantime you can contact Fevzi with your tech questions on Twitter @GadgetDetective
GAME+ON+-+TWO+FUTURES
access_time5 months ago
Vikki Blake, former hunter who's turned her coat and gone warlock, explains why she thinks Destiny 2 is holding its audience and author, Dmitry Glukhovsky talks about the universe that's been built in his books and 4A's games.
Game+On+-+Dollars+and+Design%2FPlay%2FDisrupt
access_time5 months ago
We're at the V&A for the opening of the new exhibition - Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt - in the company of Curator, Marie Foulstrom @tigershungry and Robin Hunicke

@hunicke one of the team that brought us 2012's Journey.

The makers of EVE Online -CCP- have been sold to a Korean software house. Brendan Drain @nyphur from Massively OP explains what may be going on.
Tech+Phone+In
access_time6 months ago
In this week’s tech phone-in advises listeners on…



• Choosing a budget or mid-range smartphone

• Choosing the best broadband, and how to get a good deal

• How to save money using smart home technology

• Syncing your smartphone contacts with Microsoft Outlook

• Recovering lost or deleted files from your computer



The Tech phone-in is back on Friday 21st September 2018 from 2am

In the meantime you can contact Fevzi with your tech questions on Twitter @GadgetDetective
Game+On+-+Who+to+call%3F+The+Strange+Brigade+or+the+BPRD%3F
access_time6 months ago
The Strange Brigade and the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defence. What links these two shadowy organisations? Why, this edition of Game On, of course! Crumpets for everyone!
Game+On+%E2%80%93+Looking+Back+at+the+Future
access_time6 months ago
Video games have a heritage that a lot of people are waking up to. Shows like Play Expo – which came to London for the first time earlier in August – are helping players rediscover that RGB, cart based, coin snaffling past.
Game+On+-+Talk+to+Method+about+World+of+Warcraft
access_time6 months ago
Method started out as a World of Warcraft raid guild, now it's an exports media organisation that hosts 90 creators and influencers. Just after 'The Battle for Azeroth' Adam went to meet some of them.
Tech+Phone-in
access_time6 months 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 advises listeners on…



• Security concerns when Smartphone Operating Systems are no longer updated

• What to do if your smartphone keeps resetting itself

• Buzzing audio on laptop

• How to view your phone or tablets screen on your TV

• Motorola’s iPhone 10 clone

• Resetting your Apple ID

• Sky Go

• Transferring old video tape into modern digital form.



You can contact Fevzi with your tech questions on Twitter @GadgetDetective
Game+On+%E2%80%93+It%E2%80%99s+all+GRIS%28t%29+to+the+mill
access_time6 months ago
This edition Adam’s joined by one of the makers of the upcoming platformer, ‘Gris’, Adrian Cuevas who’s a co-founder of Nomada Studio which is producing the game, Andrew Parsons from the publishers, Devolver and journalist, Nick Summers from Engadget to talk about it.
Game+On+%E2%80%93+Iron+Horses%2C+virtually
access_time7 months ago
Adam spends far too much of his time on trains, but still enjoys talking about them.

‘Train Simulator World’ producer, Matt Peddlesden is someone who knows his frogs from his bogeys as you’ll discover.
Tech+Phone-In
access_time7 months ago
In this week’s tech phone-in, Fevzi reviews the Anker PowerPort 10 – a gadget not much bigger than a deck of playing cards that can charge up to 10 devices at once; and advises listeners on…



• GPS problems

• When you should decide to upgrade a phone, tablet or PC

• Silent keyboards

• Trickle charging

• Deciding whether it’s time to switch from Apple iOS to Google Android

• Recovering photos from old phones

• A projector the size of a can of soft drink, with Android, battery & speaker built-in

• Gadget Insurance, and why some might not need it

• CD Burner software

• Life Hack - How to amplify you smartphone simply & cheaply

• Life Hack – How to become an expert at finding solutions to tech problems online

• Backing up and recovering from PC disaster

• Trickle charging



The Tech phone-in is back on Friday 17th August 2018 from 2am

In the meantime you can contact Fevzi with your tech questions on Twitter @GadgetDetective
Game+On
access_time7 months ago
Games Workshop's dark future setting has been invaded - for the first time - by the forces of 4X. Here's Game On to shine a light
Tech+Phone-In
access_time7 months ago
In this week’s tech phone-in, Fevzi reviews the UPRIGHT GO - smart wearable posture trainer; and advises listeners on In this week’s tech phone-in, Fevzi reviews the UPRIGHT GO - smart wearable posture trainer; and advises listeners on…



•Backlit keyboards

•Fixing dead or stuck pixels on a screen

•Freesat as an alternative to Freeview

•How to speed up your computer

•Recovering data when Windows becomes corrupted

•Effective strategies for backing up your data safely

•How to get the most from your rechargeable battery

•Backing up and recovering photos on iPhone



The Tech phone-in is back on Friday 3rd August 2018 from 2am

In the meantime you can contact Fevzi with your tech questions on Twitter @GadgetDetective
Game+On+-+Fortnite+S5+and+Esports
access_time7 months ago
Mike Stubbsy's new book - a guide to the world of esports - has just been published and Sam Loveridge joins us to talk about Fortnite. We're also looking at age ratings.
Game+On+-+Big+is+back
access_time7 months ago
'Battletech' has stomped back into the frame and the game's creator, Jordan Weisman and the team at Harebrained Schemes are at the helm.
Tech+Phone-In
access_time8 months 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 reviews the Eufy RoboVac 11c – The Alexa compatible Robot Vacuum Cleaner; and advises listeners on…



• Anti-malware/clean-up tools sold on USB thumb drives – Are they worthwhile?

• How to avoid falling victim to an online or telephone scam

• App Permissions – How and why you smartphone may be spying on you

• Free alternatives to Microsoft Office

• Choosing the right Apple Mac for your needs

• Virtualisation – Using Parallels to run Windows or older versions of Mac OSX in a virtual box on your computer

• Moving mobile phone apps and data to a memory card

• How to get started with a computer or smartphone

• Potential pitfalls of using non-UK electronics devices in the UK

• Improving the sound quality on your laptop



The Tech phone-in is back on Friday 20th July 2018 from 2am

In the meantime you can contact Fevzi with your tech questions on Twitter @GadgetDetective
Game+On+-+Alexa+Game
access_time8 months ago
Adam is back at Somerset House in London to speak to Sensible Object about their new project - another collision between board game and technology called 'When in Rome'
Game+On+-+Pops%2C+solves+and+cubes
access_time8 months ago
A trip to the London heat of the Red Bull Rubik’s Cube World Championship yields a chat with the cube creator (cuberator?) Ernõ Rubik and cubist Erik Akkersdijk. There's also talk of tanks with Rubicon Models and tales of terror with Themeborne.
Tech+Phone-in%3A+Fevzi+Turkalp+from+GadgetDetective.com+answers+5+live+listeners%E2%80%99+technology+questions
access_time8 months 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 Soundcore Flare waterproof Bluetooth speaker, and advises listeners on Email problems, privacy and tracking, Freesat TV, recovering treasured photos from a faulty laptop, audio hum, and much more…



The Tech phone-in is back on Friday 22nd June 2018
Game+On+-+James+Swallow%2C+old+school+cyberpunk
access_time8 months 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'
Game+On%3A+UK+Games+Expo+2018
access_time8 months 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.
BBC+5Live+Tech+Phone-in%3A+Fevzi+Turkalp+from+GadgetDetective.com+answers+5Live+listeners%E2%80%99+technology+questions
access_time9 months 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
Game+On+-+Mythmaking
access_time9 months ago
A ramble with some writers this week; mythmaking discussed with Jonathan Howard, Cassandra Khaw and James Persaud
Game+On+-+The+Play%27s+The+Thing...
access_time9 months 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.
Tech+Phone+In
access_time9 months 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
Game+On+-+Who+pays+the+piper%3F
access_time9 months 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.
Game+On%3A+Times+maybe+a-changing
access_time9 months 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.
Tech+Phone-In
access_time2 years 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.
Game+On+-+Dawn+of+a+Go+8+bit+War
access_time2 years 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.
Game+On+090517+Overcooked
access_time2 years 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
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