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Tech's Message is the Webby Award-shortlisted, globally five-star-rated technology podcast from British journalists Nate Lanxon (Bloomberg, Wired, CNET) and Ian Morris (T3, Tom’s Guide, Gizmodo). Hear news & nostalgia inspired by the week's consumer technology developments, tightly and professionally presented with insight and irreverent humour.
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Tech's Message is the Webby Award-shortlisted, globally five-star-rated technology podcast from British journalists Nate Lanxon (Bloomberg, Wired, CNET) and Ian Morris (T3, Tom’s Guide, Gizmodo). Hear news & nostalgia inspired by the week's consumer technology developments, tightly and professionally presented with insight and irreverent humour.
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    Tech’s Message Episode 259

    Tech’s Message Episode 259

    This week on Tech’s Message:
    NATE: Huge fines and a ban on default passwords in new UK law
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-59400762
    IAN: Twitter bans posting pictures of ‘private individuals’ against their wishes
    https://www.theverge.com/2021/11/30/22809746/twitter-ban-personal-information-private-media-photo-videos-harassment
    The extended version available via Patreon subscription also includes:
    E-scooters in London: Met Police warn retailers not to exploit customers at Christmas
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-59474466
    Become a supporter to unlock bonus content and listen live — join our Patreon.
    Full show notes, subscription options and more available at https://www.uktechshow.com.
    TECH’S MESSAGE IS:
    Hosts: Nate Lanxon, Ian Morris
    Production and Editing: Nate Lanxon
    Voiceover Artist: Marta Svetek
    Music: Audio Network & Pond5
    Certain Artwork Elements Designed By: macrovector / Freepik
    Publisher (Free Version): Acast
    Copyright © Nate Lanxon
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    • 34 min
    Tech's Message Episode 258

    Tech's Message Episode 258

    This week on Tech’s Message (featuring CNET.com’s Lead Photographer & Lead Advice Editor in Europe, Andrew Lanxon):
    Spotify hides shuffle button after Adele says albums should ‘tell a story’
    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/nov/21/spotify-hides-shuffle-button-adele-albums-should-tell-a-story
    SMART LIGHT BULBS AND PLUGS
    The extended version available via Patreon subscription also includes:
    LIFE AS A YOUTUBER WHEN YOUR BOSS IS AN ALGORITHM
    Discussion of YouTube life with Andy.
    For Andy’s video about the camera, check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J8ZCcJd_4A 
    And for more, check out Andy’s recent tweet: https://twitter.com/Batteryhq/status/1462826668792426502?s=20
    Become a supporter to unlock bonus content and listen live — join our Patreon.
    Full show notes, subscription options and more available at https://www.uktechshow.com.
    TECH’S MESSAGE IS:
    Hosts: Nate Lanxon, Ian Morris
    Production and Editing: Nate Lanxon
    Voiceover Artist: Marta Svetek
    Music: Audio Network & Pond5
    Certain Artwork Elements Designed By: macrovector / Freepik
    Publisher (Free Version): Acast
    Copyright © Nate Lanxon
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    • 37 min
    Tech's Message Episode 257

    Tech's Message Episode 257

    This week on Tech’s Message:
    UK to ban any handheld use of a mobile phone behind the wheel
    https://www.engadget.com/uk-ban-any-handheld-use-mobile-phone-driving-125038275.html
    Peacock / Paramount+ / Sky’s strategy / Star Trek discovery
    https://blog.trekcore.com/2021/11/star-trek-discovery-leaves-netflix-paramount-plus-2022/
    https://www.engadget.com/peacock-uk-ireland-sky-now-tv-streaming-164859612.html
    The extended version available via Patreon subscription also includes:
    Amazon to stop accepting Visa credit cards in UK
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59306200?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA
    Become a supporter to unlock bonus content and listen live — join our Patreon.
    Full show notes, subscription options and more available at https://www.uktechshow.com.
    TECH’S MESSAGE IS:
    Hosts: Nate Lanxon, Ian Morris
    Production and Editing: Nate Lanxon
    Voiceover Artist: Marta Svetek
    Music: Audio Network & Pond5
    Certain Artwork Elements Designed By: macrovector / Freepik
    Publisher (Free Version): Acast
    Copyright © Nate Lanxon
    Ads (on free version) are not endorsements, nor controlled by Tech’s Message. Read Nate’s ad policy.

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    • 36 min
    Tech’s Message Episode 256

    Tech’s Message Episode 256

    This week on Tech’s Message:
    U.K. Warns Facebook to Keep Users Safe or Risk Criminal Charges
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-04/u-k-calls-for-facebook-to-soon-face-criminal-action-on-new-law
    'The way my boss monitored me at home was creepy'
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-59152864
    The extended version available via Patreon subscription also includes:
    Extra Message follow-up: What do we do with all our old cables?
    In response to myself, here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/extra-message-71-58405615
    Become a supporter to unlock bonus content and listen live — join our Patreon.
    Full show notes, subscription options and more available at https://www.uktechshow.com.
    TECH’S MESSAGE IS:
    Hosts: Nate Lanxon, Ian Morris
    Production and Editing: Nate Lanxon
    Voiceover Artist: Marta Svetek
    Music: Audio Network & Pond5
    Certain Artwork Elements Designed By: macrovector / Freepik
    Publisher (Free Version): Acast
    Copyright © Nate Lanxon
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    • 35 min
    Tech’s Message Episode 255

    Tech’s Message Episode 255

    This week on Tech’s Message:
    Facebook Meta
    NATE: One million households in the UK potentially hit by Amazon ‘brushing scams’
    https://www.which.co.uk/news/2021/10/one-million-households-in-the-uk-potentially-hit-by-amazon-brushing-scams/ 
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=G33XVXQPUV79Z2ZC 
    IAN: UK schools slap a hold on facial scanning of children amid fierce criticism
    https://www.theregister.com/2021/10/26/uk_schools_canteen_facial_recog/ 
    https://techmonitor.ai/policy/privacy-and-data-protection/facial-recognition-in-schools-ayrshire
    The extended version available via Patreon subscription also includes:
    SPOOKTOBER
    Memories of MSN Communities, old websites and the plethora of treasure discoverable when you run disk recovery software on your old hard drives. Scary stuff, trust us!
    Become a supporter to unlock bonus content and listen live — join our Patreon.
    Full show notes, subscription options and more available at https://www.uktechshow.com.
    TECH’S MESSAGE IS:
    Hosts: Nate Lanxon, Ian Morris
    Production and Editing: Nate Lanxon
    Voiceover Artist: Marta Svetek
    Music: Audio Network & Pond5
    Certain Artwork Elements Designed By: macrovector / Freepik
    Publisher (Free Version): Acast
    Copyright © Nate Lanxon
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    • 31 min
    Tech's Message Episode 254

    Tech's Message Episode 254

    This week on Tech’s Message:
    Updated MP3 with correct DTNS promo near the end.
    UK schools are using facial recognition to take pupils’ lunch money
    https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/18/22732330/uk-schools-facial-recognition-lunch-payments-north-ayrshire
    Anti-obesity scheme to offer voucher rewards for healthy living
    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/oct/22/anti-obesity-scheme-to-offer-voucher-rewards-for-healthy-living
    The extended version available via Patreon subscription also includes:
    The iPod is still here, it's just evolved
    https://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/the-ipod-is-still-here-its-just-evolved/
    https://9to5mac.com/2021/10/22/ipod-success-story-steve-jobs/
    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/oct/23/20-years-of-the-ipod-how-music-and-tech-new-era-steve-jobs
    Become a supporter to unlock bonus content and listen live — join our Patreon.
    Full show notes, subscription options and more available at https://www.uktechshow.com.
    TECH’S MESSAGE IS:
    Hosts: Nate Lanxon, Ian Morris
    Production and Editing: Nate Lanxon
    Voiceover Artist: Marta Svetek
    Music: Audio Network & Pond5
    Certain Artwork Elements Designed By: macrovector / Freepik
    Publisher (Free Version): Acast
    Copyright © Nate Lanxon
    Ads (on free version) are not endorsements, nor controlled by Tech’s Message. Read Nate’s ad policy.

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    • 33 min

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