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The biggest stories in tech from the BBC’s technology team

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    • 4.4 • 149 Ratings

The biggest stories in tech from the BBC’s technology team

    Why are there still so few women in tech?

    Why are there still so few women in tech?

    The boss of Apple, Tim Cook, tells the BBC there are no good excuses for the persistent gender imbalance in tech. We ask women starting their careers in the sector what needs to change. How the EU is making it easier to sue when AI goes wrong. And our Silicon Valley reporter James Clayton takes a ride around the streets of San Francisco in a self-driving taxi.

    • 22 min
    The protests sending Iran offline

    The protests sending Iran offline

    This week: Iran suffers internet blackouts and mobile phone outages as protestors mount angry protests against the country's morality police. Will it help stifle dissent? Wikipedia on their competition to find the sound of all human knowledge. And how one man is still going strong in the floppy disk business.

    • 22 min
    The Merge: A cryptocurrency revolution

    The Merge: A cryptocurrency revolution

    This week on Tech Tent: the Merge - Ethereum, the world's second biggest cryptocurrency, attempts the Merge, a radical new operating model that cuts its energy usage by 99%. Will it work - and how will it reshape crypto? Also - how a carrot emoji became a cover for covid disinformation. And the biggest, brightest satellite ever launched - will it change our relationship with the night sky?

    • 22 min
    Apple tries to build back the buzz

    Apple tries to build back the buzz

    On Tech Tent this week Silicon Valley reporter James Clayton joins us from Apple's new product launch in Cupertino, California. We hear from the British firm which is ahead of the pack when it comes to making satellite phones mainstream. We interview a senior figure at Cloudflare about the Kiwi Farms controversy. The co founder of an anti crypto conference tells us why he thinks the event was necessary. And art, made in the studio - with the help of some AI.

    • 22 min
    India's high speed broadband revolution

    India's high speed broadband revolution

    On Tech Tent this week, we hear about India's ambitions to build the world's fastest 5G network - and why WhatsApp is launching a grocery shopping service there. British regulators take a dim view of Microsoft's plan to buy Activision Blizzard. We ask young people what the appeal of BeReal is. And we meet the talking, humanoid robot helping children open up about how they really feel.

    • 22 min
    More trouble at Twitter

    More trouble at Twitter

    On Tech Tent this week, reporter Chris Vallance runs us through the serious allegations about lax security levelled at Twitter by its former employee Peiter "Mudge" Zatko. Dr Jon Roozenbeek, of Cambridge University, explains how educating people about how misinformation works appears to be an effective way of informing their online experience. And the makers of a voice changing technology respond to accusations it is increasing prejudice rather than addressing it.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

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Real amazing podcast.thanks all produce fellows.

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Oh dear!

Since the demise of Rory: poorly researched, uninformed presenters, drivel. And still the silly introduction…

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Great, concise podcast on Tech

What I love about this podcast is that it doesn’t drag out topics longer than they need to be. There are usually 3-4 topics covered and usually quite topical to that week in tech. The information is clear, well presented, and even in lock-down, still of high quality. There are few podcasts about tech news that are reliable, but this one is great! Thanks Tech Tent!

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