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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
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.
access_time8 days 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.
access_time12 days 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
access_time15 days 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!
access_time22 days 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.
access_time29 days 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.
access_time1 month 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
access_time1 month 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.
access_time1 month 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.
access_time2 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
access_time2 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
access_time2 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
access_time2 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.
access_time2 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.
access_time2 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
access_time3 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'
access_time3 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.
access_time3 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
access_time3 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'
access_time3 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.
access_time3 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
access_time4 months ago
A ramble with some writers this week; mythmaking discussed with Jonathan Howard, Cassandra Khaw and James Persaud
access_time4 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.
access_time4 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
access_time4 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.
access_time4 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.
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_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…



• 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_time2 years 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_time2 years 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_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…



· 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_time2 years 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_time2 years 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_time2 years 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_time2 years 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_time2 years 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_time2 years 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_time2 years 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_time2 years ago
A new opportunity for a games maker and something new in your hand. It's Game On with Adam Rosser.
access_time2 years ago
Adam's been out to Oxford to speak to Jason Kingsley and Paul Wright about Sniper Elite 4 (and 2000AD, of course).
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