Verizon's got a new unlimited plan; Uber fights fraud; Comcast has officially bid for Fox; and Mozilla considers a voice-controlled browser.
Microsoft announced it is working on new Xbox hardware and services at the E3 gaming convention. Paul Thurrott and Andrew Zarian discuss the future of Xbox hardware and services. What features might we expect with a new Xbox? Paul also brings up several issues plaguing the latest major feature update of Windows 10. Should Microsoft slow the rollout of the latest Windows 10 update?
Reviewer Shobhit Varma joins host Pranay Parab to talk about three smartphones under Rs. 15,000 — Oppo Realme 1, Moto G6, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro — to help you decide which one to buy. Introduction (1:00) Why these phones are being compared The Moto brand Too many smartphones launched? Moto G6 (7:00) Design Performance Comparison with Realme 1 and Redmi Note 5 Pro Camera (14:00) Front camera performance Rear camera performance Winner Value for money (15:20) Best value overall Availability (21:00) Flash sales vs open sale Online vs offline Which one is easily available? Battery life and conclusion (25:10) Best battery life Overall best performance Our pick
We talk about the implications of AT&T buying Time Warner, how the Avengers and X-Men may be affected, and Super Smash Brothers Ultimate.
We discuss net neutrality's end and what happens next, the news out of E3, and the Wish shopping app's massive growth.
We discuss whether Apple's software updates are exciting enough and how Zuckdawg had an easy ride of things on stage in Paris recently.
Welcome to the Carfection audio podcast. This week we cover everything awesome that the Carfection crew have been up to in the past few weeks and look forward to a thrilling 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Thor: Ragnarok, X2: X-Men United and Cloak and Dagger all are up to stream this weekend.
BBC 5Live Tech Phone-in: Fevzi Turkalp from GadgetDetective.com answers 5Live listeners’ technology questions
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
Talking all about Amazon's Alexa-powered video streamer.
We talk about new laptop tech, Safari privacy controls and ZTE coming back from the dead.
Can technology make people safer from threats like violent extremism, censorship and persecution? In this illuminating talk, technologist Yasmin Green details programs pioneered at Jigsaw (a unit within Alphabet Inc., the collection of companies that also includes Google) to counter radicalization and online harassment -- including a project that could give commenters real-time feedback about how their words might land, which has already increased spaces for dialogue. "If we ever thought that we could build an internet insulated from the dark side of humanity, we were wrong," Green says. "We have to throw our entire selves into building solutions that are as human as the problems they aim to solve."
Andrew Zarian and Paul Thurrott round up and discuss Apple's WWDC 2018 announcements. Apple says iOS 12 will increase performance, FaceTime group calling, Memoji, and the next Mac OS will be named Mojave featuring a new dark mode. Paul also touches on the new AR features. Is AR ever going to catch on? Plus Apple says iOS apps are coming to the app store in 2019.
We break down Apple's WWDC: iOS 12's tools to get you to use your phone less, iOS apps coming to Macs, and turning yourself into an animoji.
Games editor Rishi Alwani and editor in chief Kunal Dua join host Pranay Parab to talk about the WWDC 2018 keynote, iOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, watchOS 5, and to some extent tvOS 12 as well. iOS 12 (0:41) ARKit 2 Augmented reality games Shared experiences Persistent elements iOS 12 performance on older iPhones iPhone 6 and iPhone SE Affordable iPhone sales in India Features old iPhones will not get Siri Suggestions and Shortcuts SMS OTP autofill Animoji iPad gestures Group FaceTime ScreenTime macOS 10.14 Mojave (26:00) Dark Mode Mac App Store Safari and privacy iOS apps coming to macOS Easier for developers to bring iOS apps to Mac When can we see more of these apps Voice Memos, Stocks, and Apple News watchOS (37:45) Workouts app Hiking and yoga Automatic workout detection New features for runners Fitness focus Walkie Talkie Interactive notifications Background audio
We run down what we think we'll see at Apple's annual show based on past events, rumors and some recent trends.
Vivo X21 comes with a fingerprint sensor under the display, which makes it unique in the smartphone market. Reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to talk about the smartphone and how it fares against the likes of the OnePlus 6 and the iPhone X. Vivo X21 Pricing (2:00) OnePlus 6 Face Unlock Seen to Be Fooled by Photo in New Video, OnePlus Responds Is Vivo shipping beta hardware? (9:00) In-display fingerprint sensor Notch and other design elements (18:45) Should you buy the Vivo X21? (24:13)
Humans will soon have new bodies that forever blur the line between the natural and synthetic worlds, says bionics designer Hugh Herr. In an unforgettable talk, he details "NeuroEmbodied Design," a methodology for creating cyborg function that he's developing at MIT, and shows us a future where we've augmented our bodies in a way that will redefine human potential -- and, maybe, turn us into superheroes. "During the twilight years of this century, I believe humans will be unrecognizable in morphology and dynamics from what we are today," Herr says. "Humanity will take flight and soar."
Andrew Zarian asks Paul Thurrott to design his perfect phone. What would make the perfect phone? Andrew and Paul also discuss some of their gripes with Andoid and iOS that they would like to change. Apple's annual WWDC is just mere weeks away. what could we see from WWDC in 2018?
Sit back & enjoy some of the best bits of The Indian Startup Show. Today you will hear from Vamsi Krishna, co-founder & CEO of Vedantu. Based in Bangalore, Vedantu is a Live Online Tutoring platform that aims to ‘personalize’ and ‘democratize’ learning in India. Next, I speak with Neha Motwani - The founder & CEO of Fitternity. Fitternity, is a discovery platform for workout classes and other fitness services based in Mumbai. The platform allows users to book free trials with exercise classes, personal trainers, and nutritionists. Next up is Vishal Shah - Founder & CEO of Haute Chef. Haute Chef is a unique "meal kit" concept, They send a box of pre-measured, labelled ingredients along with easy to follow step-by-step instructions on putting together a truly gourmet dish in your home kitchen. And finally, I chat to Anirban Poddar - Founder & CEO of ShopHop. ShopHop is an e-commerce platform which serves as a curated marketplace for natural, artisanal, home-grown foods and wellness products.
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.
Jon Prosser from Front Page Tech fills in for Paul Thurrott this episode. Sony announces the Playstation 4 is entering it's final phase. What does this mean for the next generation of the Playstation? Jon gives his thoughts on what the best Android phone is on the market. Andrew and Jon also discuss some of their current issues with Android. And the pair go on a rant about social media.
Can't make it to a theater? You can watch the comedians' traveling show on Netflix.
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
Plus: Amazon facial-recognition tech, and Mark Zuckerberg in the EU.
Why Apple needs a Watch face store, Zuck heads to the EU and Intel reveals a new flaw.
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.
We break down the OnePlus 6 review, talk about Elon Musk's bold underground transit plan and discuss how Amazon deals with supersized packages.
In a profound talk about technology and power, author and historian Yuval Noah Harari explains the important difference between fascism and nationalism -- and what the consolidation of our data means for the future of democracy. Appearing as a hologram live from Tel Aviv, Harari warns that the greatest danger that now faces liberal democracy is that the revolution in information technology will make dictatorships more efficient and capable of control. "The enemies of liberal democracy hack our feelings of fear and hate and vanity, and then use these feelings to polarize and destroy," Harari says. "It is the responsibility of all of us to get to know our weaknesses and make sure they don't become weapons." (Followed by a brief conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson)
Plus: Ebay personalization and tech accessibility
Plus: CIA leaker and Twitter trolls.
Google announces a new assistant at Google I/O that makes appointments for you by phone. Is Google taking over the world? Andrew complains about how many messaging/chat apps Google has. Will Google ever get it's chat platforms in order? Paul runs down the notables from the nearly 4 hour long key note from Microsoft Build. Paul also talks about what's coming in the next major update for Windows 10 later this year.
Best of The Indian Startup Show Part 3. Today you will hear from Raveesh Bhalla, an expert on UX (user experience), he talks about starting his own design agency. His own processes & current challenges and the next big trend in the UX design industry. Swaathi Kakarla. Co-Founder of Skcript, talking about her rollercoaster journey from starting the company in a car to launching products at Gitex in Dubai. Varun Sheth. Co-Founder of Ketto - an online crowdfunding website for individuals, NGOs & businesses to raise money for their favourite causes and creative projects. Shilpi Kapoor. Founder of BarrierBreak - which provides accessibility and assistive technology solutions for people with disabilities. Faheem Gill. Founder of Dashroad . Based in the UAE. Dashroad focuses on bringing out the data from cars to help build a platform of connected car applications. Please enjoy the show!
Plus, net neutrality and Target's next-day deliveries.
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.
We also discuss ZTE's challenges and Google Assistant.
The two comedies stream their final episodes for a while on HBO's streaming services.
Plus: Facebook trolls, delivery drones and Spotify.
Coming off Google's landslide of news, we also discuss Google Home's continued conversation and Android P's digital detox settings.
Also on the podcast, we talk about Amazon’s Alexa jumping on Android, and a preview of Google I/O.
Plus: Microsoft Build and the iMac turns 20.