49 episodes

How the technology business is transforming the way we live and work.

Tech Tent BBC

    • Technology
    • 4.6, 24 Ratings

How the technology business is transforming the way we live and work.

    Zuckerberg faces staff revolt

    Zuckerberg faces staff revolt

    Facebook staff strike out at a decision by their boss not to moderate Donald Trump’s postings, despite Twitter having done so. How are long-running tensions between India and China affecting the way Indians see Chinese technology? And why philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates has become a target for outlandish conspiracy theories about Coronavirus. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox. Produced by Jat Gill.

    (Image: Mark Zuckerberg talking about free expression at Georgetown University in 2019, Credit: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/ AFP/ Getty Images)

    • 23 min
    Twitter tweaks Trump’s tweets

    Twitter tweaks Trump’s tweets

    US President Donald Trump signs an order that could strip social media firms of legal protections after Twitter adds warnings to his tweets. Plus, despite predictions, artificial intelligence has not replaced radiologists. We find out why humans plus AI are seen as more effective in cancer screening than software alone. And will the Covid-19 pandemic give online learning a boost as schools and universities consider a “socially-distanced” future? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

    (Image: Donald Trump in the Oval Office as he signs an order aimed at social media companies, Credit: Jonathan Ernst/ Reuters).

    • 23 min
    Facebook’s remote working shift

    Facebook’s remote working shift

    What happens in Silicon Valley often sets a trend for the wider world. So will the tech giant’s new policy change how people at other firms work? Plus, millions of people have found extra time on their hands during lockdown. What have they been doing online during that period? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox. Produced by Jat Gill.

    (Image: Stock photo of a woman wearing a headset working from home. Credit: Getty Images).

    • 23 min
    Fighting Covid-19 with data

    Fighting Covid-19 with data

    Is South Korea’s success so far in fighting the coronavirus down to data and tracing technology? Or is tech only part of the picture, and should other countries seek to replicated their approach? Plus, the artificial intelligence tool that aims to make synthesized voices sound emotional. And do people still believe in the promise of technology to make life better? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman. Produced by Jat Gill.

    (Image: A man and woman wearing face masks talk outside a bookstore in Seoul, South Korea, Credit: Getty Images).

    • 23 min
    Smarter workplaces after lockdown ends

    Smarter workplaces after lockdown ends

    How tech will help to get people back to work safely. Plus, the UK’s Covid-19 contact tracking app begins trials. And how to get started making hardware projects at home including an automated cocktail mixer. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

    (Image: Man in a suit looking at his smartphone in front of a modern building. Credit: Getty Images).

    • 23 min
    Tech firms boosted by Covid-19

    Tech firms boosted by Covid-19

    In contrast to many businesses, will the tech giants emerge stronger from the crisis? Plus, the Eurovision song contest is off this year but we find out about a music competition to create a Eurovision-style hit using artificial intelligence. And in another of our series on using tech during the lockdown for new skills and hobbies, we look at podcasting. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporters David Molloy and Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

    (Image: A customer wearing a face mask tries out the latest iPhone SE at an Apple store in Hangzhou, China. Credit: Getty Images).

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Solitaire Gal ,

Five Star Tech News

The BBC’s Tech Tent never ceases to amaze me! Regular corners and unfamiliar nooks and crannies are discussed each week! Excellent diversity, covering tech happenings worldwide!! I am positive you’ll live this podcast all about technology!

armanbn ,

Not better than a superficial chit chat

Since years I’ve been listening to the Tech Tent podcast from the BBC. I have just unsubscribed from this podcast after the last episode, because for me it was the last drop seeing the decline of the quality of the podcast. The lack of quality in the information provided is unbelievable and the guests on the show together with the moderator are just having a very superficial chit chat about important topics in the tech industry. The level of this chat and information provided would not hold scrutiny in journalism of the standards BBC usually sets in politics and economy.

The last episode with a discussion about passwords provided no proper information about how to be safe online - suggesting that even the moderators are not using safe password is extraordinarily careless. The moderator asks if there are better solutions to password managers, but instead of listing a number of alternatives such as FIDO2 or others, the moderators conclude that there are none and let’s just continue happily as before. This is gross negligence for me. Good bye Tech Tent!

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