Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.
The TikTok saga hots up
After shunning Microsoft, will a deal with Oracle work? The BBC's Asia business correspondent Karishma Vaswani joins Rory Cellan-Jones and Jane Wakefield in the tent to discuss what the US and China want out of a deal for TikTok. Plus: An earthquake in the computer chip industry - why selling chip designer Arm to US firm Nvidia is proving controversial. And as Facebook launches a new VR headset and PlayStation and Xbox go head to head, what is the future of gaming? Keza MacDonald, the Guardian's video games editor, discusses.
(Photo: TikTok logo displayed on a phone screen, Credit: Getty Images)
Berlin’s tech bounceback
Rory Cellan-Jones visits the German capital Berlin to see how the tech sector is faring post-lockdown. Plus how TikTok has been struggling to remove a disturbing suicide video. And we discover the games tech being used to create virtual art galleries. With BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.
(Image: An employee wearing a face mask sets up smartphones at the IFA tech fair in Berlin, Sept 2020. Credit: Michele Tantussi/ Reuters).
Tech and working life
Rory Cellan-Jones explores how tech firms are influencing the way people work and what changes might lie ahead in the months and years to come. Plus, why has the internet evolved as it has and is it too late to reclaim it from big tech firms for the common good? And, has the Covid-19 pandemic boosted the gig-economy? With BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.
(Image: An employee working at an Amazon fulfilment centre in India, Credit: REUTERS/ Abhishek N. Chinnappa/ File Photo).
Facebook News gets bigger
Should publishers welcome or fear the tech giant’s plan to expand its news feature. Plus how some women have received unwelcome advances in a game of Scrabble. And why Britain’s Second World War codebreaking centre Bletchley Park, one of the most important sites in computing history and now a museum, faces a funding crisis. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman. Produced by Jat Gill.
(Image: Stock photo of a man riding on public transport holding up and looking closely at his smartphone, Credit: Nico De Pasquale Photography/ Getty Images).
Students marked down by algorithm
How students in England took to the streets to challenge their exam grades. Plus, the battle between Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite, and Apple moves up a level. And we ask a commercial pilot how the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator compares to real flying. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporters Jane Wakefield and David Molloy. Produced by Jat Gill.
(Image: A-Level students protest outside 10 Downing St. in London over their automated exam grades, Credit: EPA).
Legal victory over facial recognition
The use of facial recognition in public by a UK police force was unlawful, says the Court of Appeal. Plus how a new global policy network aims to help reign in the power of big technology firms. And China’s Xinhua dictionary gains a raft of tech terms. Presented by Zoe Kleinman, with BBC reporter David Molloy. Produced by Jat Gill.
(Image: Stock photo of a British police officer standing in front of a crowd. Credit: Getty Images).
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Insightful Podcast into Tech
This is an insighful Podcast into the world of tech. My only grips is that even though they are short we still have a "coming up next" and recap parts of the show. My suggestion would be to forget these parts & either shorten the Podcast or find additional material. Other than that it's a worthy listen.
More interested in IT gossip than the technology itself. Check out Inside Science and Science in Action for how to take your subject seriously . This is more like CrowdScience – dumbed down and unoriginal.
And why does every episode have to be introduced twice?
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!