We're two weeks into the Byte experiment, and have some choice things to say about it on this week's podcast. We also look at the implications of the corp.com domain going on sale, and the mysterious case of the vanishing Tesla autopilot.
The gang gets together to talk about Byte, the successor to Vine (remember that?), as well the new technology making sure scholarship students attend class. We close out with a Kickstarter of the Week that claims it can ready your microexpressions - but to what end?
It's the new decade, but the end of various eras as we discuss the end of Windows 7, Wordpad, and various Sonos appliances. We also talk about a suite of new Google apps designed to help you use your phone less, and MarsCat - your purrrrfect digital companion! Get your listen on!
The festive season is in full swing! Join Joe, David and Adam for tales of confusing Amazon deliveries and a deep-dive on WinRAR, the most generous compression software in the world. We also tackle the question - how far would YOU go to get your perfect domain name?Follow us on Twitter: @unravellingtechRead the blogVisit our website
On this edition of the Unravelling Technology podcast, we take a look at Apple's new AirPod Pros, as well as discussing the controversy of Netlfix's latest feature, 1.5x streaming.Follow us on Twitter: @unravellingtechRead the blogVisit our website
Tinder have announced their new Choose Your Own Adventure in-app content this week, leaving us wondering how it will work, and if we will see more apps attempting new ways of keeping their users. We also talk about YouTube’s heavy handed methods of demonetising content creators, as well as .uk domain owners being held to ransom.Follow us on Twitter: @unravellingtech
There's been a spate of Floridian cities hit by ransomware recently. What's worse, they seem to be paying the hackers to get their info back! We also deep-dive into the newest breed of zipbomb and explain what they are, exactly.
The greatest video game-obsessed minds that Unravelling Technology could muster discuss this year's E3. We discuss conferences, announcements and thoughts on the future of video games.
It’s that time again! We talk through the major Apple announcements from WWDC 2019, as well as discussing THAT monitor stand. We also chat about the the recent Google Stadia conference and how accessible the platform will be for the average gamer.Follow us on Twitter: @unravellingtech
Is the UK ready for 5G? We discuss, as the mobile network is launched in various cities in the country. We're also talking about the new handheld gaming console that uses a hand crank as an input method - Playdate!Follow us on Twitter: @unravellingtech
Adobe has taken a fair bit of flack from their recent Photoshop price increases, and their warning of legal action should customers continue to use old versions of the software. We discuss why Adobe have made these changes, and what this means for the future of Photoshop.
Why are Amazon buying up derelict shopping malls? Are they using them for distribution purposes or could we be seeing Amazon shopping malls in the near future? We speculate, as well as discussing motherboard manufacturing controversies and the man who “accidentally” ate an Apple Airpod…
Scientists are experimenting with the hacking of our very DNA to be able to fight disease, develop medicines and even store data within our biological material. We explore the technical, moral and ethical debates to be had around the subject, as well as coming up with a pun for the episode title, which is tenuous at best...
The World Health Organisation have recently advised that children under the age of 5 should have limited or no "screen time". We discuss just how practical that is, as well as looking at Microsoft's recent change of policy on asking users to change their passwords regularly.
After the devastating fire which burned down large parts of the historic Notre-Dame Cathedral, we look at how it could be rebuild using digital mapping technology. We also discuss Disney's new streaming service and whether it's worth the subscription cost...
Resident Mac-spert Josh Crouch joins us to discuss Apple's recent keynote where they announced credit cards, streaming services and more subscriptions than you can shake an Apple Pencil at.
We couldn't let the news of Google's new game streaming platform Google Stadia pass us by, so here are our initial thoughts, hopes and worries for the intriguing new gaming subscription service set to shake up the industry...
Will ScreenX get you back into the cinema, and will the Model Y prompt you to get a Tesla? We give our opinions on this week's Unravelling Technology podcast!
Joe, David and Adam explain why you shouldn’t be worried about “Momo”, and why we should all probably stop talking about her/it. They also take a look at Nike’s malfunctioning app-controlled basketball shoes…
We look at the AI program that is generating completely new human faces, as well as talking about Samsung's new foldable phone and the car AI that helps you avoid red lights.
On this week’s episode, we discuss The Verge’s now infamous video on How To Build A PC that got the internet all riled up, as well as looking at how YouTube’s copyright system has become a tool for censorship and extortion.
Apple revoke Facebook's enterprise certificate, leaving them unable to work on internal apps, and more than a little peeved. We explain what this means, as well as looking at the technophobic Superbowl halftime adverts.
The Daily Mail had a bone to pick with Microsoft after their Edge browser was warning users not to trust the news site. As well as looking at fake news, we also discuss the potentially insidious nature of the 10 Year Challenge, and what adverts could do to Netflix's subscriber count.
We talk about that film that everyone has watched, what it means for Netflix and the Japanese café employing disabled people to operate robot waiters.
It's our annual festive edition, complete with techy Christmas wishlist and the famous Unravelling Technology End of Year Quiz.
A clock that's TOO accurate, Apple losing its status as most valuable company in the world and thousands of printers being hacked. We've got the scoop on this week's Unravelling Technology!
Joe, David and Adam went to the opening weekend of the National Videogame Museum, now it has found a new home here in Sheffield!They give their verdict on the museum, as well as discussing the latest in tech news.
We explain how one person managed to encode the entire works of Shakespeare into one, tiny picture and tweet it out. There is also discussion about whether there is any point to the "PC Classic" console...
Google are in hot water for breaching EU anti-competition rules, and we look at how deep fakes could change the way we view media. We also discuss the controversy around Rockstar overworking staff ahead of their latest game release, Red Dead Redemption 2.
With the fragmenting of streaming services, people are turning back to illegal downloading to get access to the shows and movies they want to watch. We chat about the future of streaming, as well as the man who has built the entire Pokemon game in Minecraft...
A former Google chief predicts the internet will be split in two by 2030. The question is, which side of the internet will we be on? We also talk about the insurance company who only provide policies that can track data via wearables, and how the front-facing camera on your phone is lying to you.
Is software too bloated? Will anyone buy the PlayStation Classic? Why do IT professionals feel like they’re impostors? Let’s find out on this week’s Unravelling Technology podcast…
It's that time of year again, the Apple Conference! We discuss all the announcements from the conference including 3 new iPhones and an Apple Watch. We also look at problematic programming languages, memes under threat and of course, Elon Musk and Tesla.
Going up! We discuss the proposal to construct an elevator to transport materials into space, as well as taking a look at Elon Musk's latest antics.
Who writes those Amazon reviews, and what do they get out of it? We put our investigative hats on and dive into the world of fake reviews. Also, we talk about how tech could help reshape architecture as we know it, and take pot shots at this week's Kickstarter of the Week!
Shrinking violet Elon Musk has been in the news a lot recently, so much so in fact, that we had to delete our last podcast. So thanks for that Elon! We explain what's been going on in this week's podcast.
It's almost 30°C outside, but we sat indoors and recorded a podcast just for you because we're committed to bringing you the latest in tech and IT news. That's what's you call "dedication".
We do talk about tech, honest! But we do go a little off topic with talk about allergies and escape rooms too...
As you may have noticed by now, we enjoy playing video games. And last week was the largest video gaming conference in the world, E3! We look back on all the major announcements and talk about what we're looking forward to playing over the next year.
As has become tradition, we review the new Star Wars film, Solo, while also squeezing in your weekly dose of tech news and updates!
What is the Boring Company? What's the most sophisticated code ever written? How good is Titanic: The Musical? All these questions (and a couple more) answered in this week's Unravelling Tech!
We try and wrap our heads round the recent audio illusion that's been doing the rounds, as well as discussing Google's AI controversy, videos for prisons and new AI booking assistant tech demonstrated at Google I/O.
They said we'd never make it, but here we are at our 100th episode! We look at why messaging app Telegram is being banned in some countries, and why France.com has caused a commotion recently...
TSB could have done with some IT support this weekend as many of their customers were unable to access their accounts over the weekend. We also take a look at Amazon's new delivery service by which they unlock your car boot and leave your package.
Joe returns from his trip to Japan, and along with stories and anecdotes, he comes armed with wasabi flavoured Kit Kats...
It's the 90s again on the Unravelling Technology podcast as we try to answer the eternal question: Do violent video games create violent people? We also discuss the Internet Archive's quest to emulate the cheap handheld video games of our childhood, and talk about the Meme Restaurant you never asked for!
The cure is worse than the disease as we talk viruses bundled with games, enterprising Spotify users and ask: who really runs the cloud?
Dodgy VPNs? Abuse of 2FA? It can only be the company we love to hate - Facebook! Join the usual suspects as we discuss Facebook's recent blunders, virtual tours of Egypt, terrorist-tracking AI, and the ugliest smart-mailbox you'll ever see.
Why did Elon Musk send a car into space? Was Elon inside the spacesuit the whole time? How easy is it to parallel park in space? These questions and more answered on the Unravelling Technology podcast!
Sheffield has been infested with bright yellow bicycles, and Strava running data has been giving away military bases. We've got all the details on this week's Unravelling Technology podcast!
Luke Redhead joins us to recap some of the most interesting products unveiled at this year's CES, and we discuss just how someone has managed to shoplift from Amazon's new grocery store, Amazon Go.
A big exploit on Many commercial CPUs has rocked the tech world. We explain what Spectre and Meltdown actually are and how they spell danger for your machines. Welcome to 2018...
We finish 2017 with a spoiler-filled discussion of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. So be warned, if you haven't seen it, listen to this podcast once you have!
The spoiler-free Star Wars: The Last Jedi review is in, and we take our now traditional end of year quiz, looking back over tech news from the past 12 months.
The value of Bitcoin is soaring, but it's also very unstable. Is now the right time to buy, and just how easy is it? We take a look at the positives and the pitfalls of investing in cryptocurrency.
A major security flaw was discovered this week in Apple's latest High Sierra MacOS which left us all asking serious questions and we take a look at the cuddly robot that helps you fall asleep...
The FCC, EA and Uber - what do these companies have in common? They're not in anybody's good books this week as we discuss net neutrality, Star Wars and data breaches (again)!
Sometimes AI needs to let its hair down. Joe and David discuss who edits Wikipedia, as well as the irksome iOS bug that isn't without a hint of irony.
We named this podcast after the only two celebrities Joe could name... More importantly though, on this week's podcast, we unpack the implications for AI being able to create images, the death of Kinect and the Sony Paris Games week.
The KRACK WiFi vulnerability poses a threat to businesses and individuals alike, but what are the big companies doing to counteract it? We also take a look at Netflix's original content push, the new quiz app from Vine and the rumoured foldable smartphone from Samsung.
Our favourite subject, memes, is on the table for discussion in this episode, and we talk about tech companies' response to the devastation cause in Puerto Rico.
We take a look at the latest announcements from the Google Pixel unveiling event, and discuss Richard Branson's latest comments about the future of food production. Oh, we also make fun of the new Dropbox branding too...
In our 80th episode, we talk about Uber's latest set back, how much information we're really surrendering over the internet and whether there's a different way for websites to make money outside of advertising.
Remember Runescape? We look at how people are making a living in the real world by playing the game, and of course, we talk about the new iPhone X.
We talk to Anna Bollinger and Pauline Narvas of web app company appt about the opportunities for women in STEM and technology industries and how the current situation can be improved.
One man puts Amazon's "unlimited" cloud storage to the test, and following the hurricane in Texas, we take a look at emergency alert systems and how they work.
It's been a big week for rights on the internet as a far right website has been denied hosting by a number of large companies, and H3H3 Productions win a landmark lawsuit on fair use of content on the internet.
We spend a little more time than we should reviewing The Emoji Movie, as well as discussing digital election fraud, cracking casino games and Uber scandals.
HBO suffered a huge data leak which has put TV shows like Game of Thrones in Jeopardy. We discuss the nature of streaming and illegal downloading as well as looking at the latest in tech news.
It's been a jam packed week for tech news, so we race through block chains, Pokemon Go, IT support revenge and the loss of Microsoft Paint and Adobe Flash... phew!
Nathan Rona joins us this week to tell us about his recent exploits with the company drone
Net Neutrality - it doesn't sound very inspiring, but it affects all of us in a major way...
Videogames! There's never been a better time to be playing them. Joe, David and Matt take you through the first couple of days of the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017!
Resident Apple expert Jo Ford joins us to talk about WWDC17 and his recent trip to Japan
Android change their emojis and British Airways suffer an IT mishap (which gives us a chance to talk about our favourite subject, IT support)!
We speak to Aaron Mcclinchey of unique recruitment platform Matchitude to discuss how the company aims to transform the way employers are matched with job seekers.
We give our IT support recommendations following the news that ransomware program WannaCry has infected a number of large organisations IT infrastructures, including the NHS.
Dom Harris is back, fresh from another game jam to talk about the trials and tribulations of his latest project - Pixel World! Also, we look at Lyrebird and the scary future of synthesised voices.
Ready for some schadenfreude? Don't know what schadenfreude is?! Join Joe and David for this week's podcast as we talk failed Fyre festivals, piracy policies, and swanky Surface laptops.
We're back after a brief hiatus, and after Joe's trip to Disney World, we take a look at theme park technology and how they will evolve in the future...
Does anyone fall for April Fools jokes anymore? We look back at some of this years' efforts from the big tech companies.
We take a look a the big changes coming to Windows 10 in the latest update, and discuss the repeal of the internet browsing privacy bill.
We kick this week's episode off arguing about an iPhone ringtone...
It's politics, privacy concerns and printed houses this week as Joe and David discuss the 'Day Zero' Wikileaks drop and how 3D printing will revolutionise affordable housing
With the rise of automation and AI, we discuss what will happen to human jobs and whether a universal basic income is the answer.
With the news that the iconic Nokia 3310 could be getting a re-release, we get all misty eyed reminiscing about simpler times...
It's story time on the Unravelling Technology podcast as David talks us through the politics behind the biggest DDoS attack of all time. We also discuss whether guns should have fingerprint technology in order to use them.
Uber has been involved in its fair share of controversy, but their latest actions have spawned a global #DeleteUber campaign. Have they pushed things too far?
We're joined by Jon Smith of fitness apparel company Kick who tells us about how he's using tech to help provide his customers with a unique experience
Will you be getting the Nintendo Switch? It's certainly different! We chat about the latest console from Nintendo, Google Maps displaying parking information and phones in cinemas...
We've gone acronym crazy this week as we look back at some of the tech on show at CES and discuss the current Awesome Games Done Quick campaign currently taking place.
It's our first podcast of the New Year, but technology doesn't stop for Christmas! We catch up on the latest tech and IT news...
It's the big 5 - 0 and in the last podcast of the year, we chat about our own favourite podcasts, Star Wars: Rogue One and finish the year with a quickfire quiz
"None of us are nuclear scientists", but that doesn't stop us from trying to explain nuclear fission to you! Don't worry though, we're also talking about Amazon Go, Netflix and online reviews!
VLC announce their media player will soon support VR and 360 degree video, but with all this fake news flying around, how can we be sure it's true...? Joe, David and Louise also discuss their Black Friday and Cyber Monday hauls!
"The week that internet freedom died". We talk about the troubling legislation and proposals put forward by the UK government this week, as internet users' privacy and freedoms are set to be restricted.
Apple are releasing a book featuring pictures of their products and charging $300 for it. Is this peak Apple? It certainly feels like it...
What the heck are memes, how did they start and why does everyone keep going on about Harambe? We have a go at explaining them for you...
Dom Harris joins us to talk about his recent 24 hour game jam from which the game Coffin Dodgers was born. We also talk you through yet another busy week in tech.
Elon Musk has announced his plans to colonise Mars, but what about that new Paint software that Microsoft are releasing for Windows 10!?
We take a look back over the Google I/O event this week while discussing one of the biggest ever DDoS attacks which took place recently.
We've sifted through thousands of listener emails and collated the very best for some solid tech discussion!
Is it possible to break the internet? With more and more supposed state sanctioned attack occurring, we discuss the possibility of an internet blackout!
Apple release the iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Note's are blowing up, Amazon unveil a creepy speaker, some people are trying to make CGI look realistic AND we've got an email! Fasten your seatbelts, we've got a lot to get through...
We talk about ARGs and the ways in which hidden messages in images (and sounds clips!) have sent the internet into a frenzy...
For our first single-topic podcast in a while, Joe and David are joined by Josh Stott to discuss video game addiction, how it is defined and what are the causes.
Joe and David are joined by Jon Bollinger of development company appt to talk about the latest tech news. Driverless technology gets a lot of bad press, but this week we look at how a Tesla enabled a man with a pulmonary embolism to get to hospital.
Using technology to get rid of mosquitoes, giant floating buses in China, a look at iOS 10 and of course, Windows 10 - just another episode of Unravelling Technology!
Robot Wars is back on our screens! We get excited about it and chat about solar powered airplanes, Ben Heck and Pokemon GO phone cases...
Joe and David are joined by Shaun this week to talk about the death of VHS, obsolescence and the rise of subscription services. Oh, Pokemon GO and Windows 10 get their weekly mentions too...
There's no escaping Pokémon GO, even on the Unravelling Technology podcast! Find out how it works and what all the fuss is about...
What does the "i" in iPhone stand for? This question and many more answered on this week's edition of Unravelling Technology!
A last minute change sees us set up in the server room this week, where we discuss Brexit, Windows 10 (again!), chat bots and internet piracy...
David, Joe and Dom went to the Alternate Realities exhibition at Sheffield Doc/Fest this week where they sampled some fact-based VR experiences. They discuss their thoughts on the technology and their favourite exhibits.
Joe, Nathan and Adam chat about a toothbrush that's also a game, facial recognition technology and the overly aggressive Windows 10 updates.
A bike was delivered to Unravelling Tech HQ this week, but nobody knows who ordered it...
We have new mics! Enjoy your weekly dose of tech news in crystal clarity...
An email about the Library of Babel gets us thinking all existentially, but don't worry, we've still got time to look at the Peachy Printer Kickstarter scandal and the rest of the week's tech news!
We take a look at some of the strangest Kickstarter campaigns we've found this week, as well as wrapping up the week in technology.
Joe and David are back for their weekly dose of tech news, discussing Facebook, facial recognition and traffic lights...
Those pesky drones have been in the news again this week as well as some high profile server trouble. Nathan Rona joins Joe and David to dissect it all.
We look back over a jam packed weekend of anniversary celebrations (we also find some time to discuss the latest news surrounding Windows operating systems, Buzzfeed and Tesla)
It's our 10 year anniversary! On the 20th episode of the Unravelling Technology podcast, David and Joe talk through the latest tech news including Tesla, HP's logo change and Google.
Matt rejoins Joe and David to talk over this week's tech news and the "hillarious" April Fools pranks that tech companies pulled on April 1st
Joe and David discuss the latest news from the world of tech, including the Apple Keynote, Ransomware and... Dave Benson Phillips??
Simon Henry joins David and Jo to discuss artificial intelligence and the implications for the way we live and work.
David is unable to make the podcast this week, so Joe and Adam shoot the breeze on the latest tech news.
Lights! Camera! Action! In honour of the Oscars, the boys are joined by Louise Essam this week as they discuss the ways in which technology is shaping the future of film making.
Director of You Say Social Jess Glover chats to Joe and David about social media and its affect on society.
Joe and David had guests lining up for this episode, but it was Matt Richards who got the nod to discuss video games, where they're at and where they're heading...
A week later than scheduled, Matt Lollar joins David and Joe to talk about how technology can improve people's health.
The podcast is thrown into turmoil as this week's special guest unfortunately has to cancel. What will Joe and David do? Will they sink or swim? Find out in The Case of The Missing Guest...
Joe and David delve into the Internet of Things with special guest, Jon Guest! Smart kettles ahoy!
Neill Birchenall returns to the Unravelling Technology podcast to talk to Joe and David about the recent unveilings at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Joe and David are joined by Louise Essam this week as they discuss the joys (and perils) of online shopping in the run up to Christmas.
Here is the gripping conclusion of Joe, David and Jo's retrospective on the history of Windows!
To mark the 30th anniversary of the first Microsoft operating system release, Joe, David and Jo take a look back at the history of Windows.
More and more news stories are emerging about passwords being leaked and accounts being hacked. What's the best way to protect yourself from having your data stolen? David and Joe discuss it with this week's guest, Jason Ede.
It is a bird? Is it a plane? We talk all things drones on this week's episode, joined by Phil Howden of BirchenallHowden fame.
Resident Apple expert Jo Ford chats to Joe and David about the way we watch TV and how technology has determined our viewing habits.
Joe and David are joined this week by Dominic Harris from app and software development company Appt. They discuss virtual reality headsets; where we're at and where we're going.
Joe, David and Neill talk about the emergence of driverless cars. Just how safe are they and are they completely ethical?