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Sinopse

ITT is your low-fuss, no-frills, fat-free, no added sugar guide to the week in technology, gadgets and the internet. Hosted by Josh White and Ed Swift.

Episódios

  • BONUS EPISODE: Were still on hiatus, but heres some tech news!

    BONUS EPISODE: We're still on hiatus, but here's some tech news!

    07/08/2017 Duração: 18min

    It's been a few weeks since we ended season 1. Have you missed us? We've missed you! We're still in between seasons, but as we promised in episode 20, we thought you deserved some bonus episodes to keep your technology podcast thirst quenched. Here's the first bonus episode filled with some of the latest tech news, as well as an update on where we're at with the production of season 2! Firstly, we take a look at the recent ridiculousness that was Amazon Prime Day. In the lead-up, it was touted by the online retail giant as the biggest sales day since Woolworths went bust. Except, it wasn't. In the UK, the deals were a little bit disappointing, and in the US, Amazon was hit by massive allegations that it had inflated prices before the sale, only to drop them on the day in a bid to make the deals seem better than the were! Also in Amazon news, small business that sell on the website are up in arms in the US over plans to extend the company's no-reason returns policy to all marketplace sellers. They say it wi

  • ITT 020: More cyberattacks, 10 years of the iPhone, Get faster internet!

    ITT 020: More cyberattacks, 10 years of the iPhone, Get faster internet!

    29/06/2017 Duração: 46min

    It's the last episode of our first season! We're taking a break for a few weeks to prepare a bigger, better, shinier second season of In Tech Today. In the meantime, we discuss the Petya cyberattack this week, which brough Ukraine and much of Europe to its knees. What was it, how did it spread, and where did it come from? We also ask if cyberwarfare is the new means of attack between countries, and whether there is any way to protect yourself from other states playing dirty tricks. It's also the iPhone's 10th birthday! This revolutionary device, released in 2007 by Steve Jobs at Apple, is definitely the modern smartphone's ancestor. How revolutionary was the device? How good was the first one? And, is Apple still innovating like they did all those release cycles ago? Our techno dinosaur Michele also has a question about her internet speed. Her broadband sucks, and she wants to know if she can improve it. Listener Andy also has a question about encrypting his external USB hard drives to protect his data. R

  • ITT 019: Heatwave Special - The Episode Where Everything Goes Wrong!

    ITT 019: Heatwave Special - The Episode Where Everything Goes Wrong!

    28/06/2017 Duração: 38min

    This is the episode where everything that can go wrong, does go wrong. For starters, it's being released six days late because the audio file was incomplete. Then, there was no live stream of this episode because no matter where we positioned the router, it did not play ball. And there isn't even a pre-recorded video version of the episode because technology clearly hates us. Still, we salvaged what we could for this episode and most of it is here for your listening pleasure! This week, after spending days on trains where internal temperatures were approaching 40 degrees Celcius, we ask why the London Underground is still not airconditioned, or even ventilated, in this day and age? It turns out the answer is entirely to do with a major technological limitation when it comes to cooling. We also look at the scandal-ridden omnishambles that is Uber, after co-founder Travis Kalanick resigned as chief executive after a slew of scandals at the 'ride sharing' (ahem, taxi) company. What does the future hold for Tr

  • ITT 018: Instagram ranting, robotic buses, and scratched hard drives

    ITT 018: Instagram ranting, robotic buses, and scratched hard drives

    15/06/2017 Duração: 38min

    This week, In Tech Today started a new Instagram account. Two minutes later, it was banned from the platform. As it turns out, it's a problem affecting thousands of Instagram users, and it could affect YOU! How is it happening, what did we have to do to solve the issue, and do the powers that be at Instagram and Facebook need to fix it? Also, Transport for London (TfL) has launched a new chatbot, allowing you to chat to an artificial intelligence on Facebook Messenger and ask about the bus timetable. We want to know what TfL is trying to achieve with this, when there are already a million and one ways to check the bus network. Is another layer of automation in customer service just going to serve to peeve people off? We also take a look at BT's latest superfast broadband technology and have a whinge at how bad consumer broadband is in the UK, and our Techno Dinosaur, Michele, has heard a rumour that she could be inadvertently scratching her laptop hard drive. Is this true? Could you be accidentally destroyi

  • ITT 017: Extra-Long Election Special! Feat. Apples HomePod and phone problems

    ITT 017: Extra-Long Election Special! Feat. Apple's HomePod and phone problems

    08/06/2017 Duração: 47min

    Britons - including honorary locals Josh and Ed - headed to the polls today after an election campaign that involved both some seriously positive and negative attention on some of the world's largest tech companies. What did Facebook, YouTube and others do to try and get out the youth vote, and will it make a difference to the result? Also, this week was Apple's annual World Wide Developers' Conference, and they finally took the wraps off its HomePod speakers, which feature Siri in a bid to compete with the established Google Home and Amazon Echo products. But, at an eye-watering $349 and with Siri's - and even Apple's - reputation in the toilet, is it too little, too late, and just too high a price tag? Finally, Michele our Techno Dinosaur bought a new phone recently, but she's having trouble getting her contacts transferred over from her old handset. And Oli makes a guest appearance on our Dinosaur segment as he tried to work out how to best keep his photos all in one place. Recorded on 8 June 2017 at Pa

  • ITT 016: The Great British Airways Meltdown, EU roaming charges, smart TVs

    ITT 016: The Great British Airways Meltdown, EU roaming charges, smart TVs

    01/06/2017 Duração: 29min

    Josh and Ed discuss the 'Great British Airways Meltdown', in which a power surge caused the airline's computer system to completely fall over, grounding all of its flights worldwirde for an entire day. What actually happened, why did it happen, and could it have been prevented? Also, does this prove the point that we shouldn't be over-reliant on technology in general? Also, as of 15 June, mobile roaming charges in the EU are going to be a thing of the past, thanks to some serious work by the European Commission and the good grace of the mobile companies to come to an agreement. What does this mean for the average mobile user? Does it mean you should still have a mobile roaming package? And, just how much will the mobile companies restrict what you can do with your SIM card when you cross borders? Finally, our techno dinosaur Michele is thinking about upgrading her television, and she isn't sure if a smart TV is worth it. We try to help her make a decision. Recorded on 1 June 2017 at Park Town Studios, Lo

  • ITT 015: #RoomForManchester, A Conservative Internet, Safe Mobile Banking

    ITT 015: #RoomForManchester, A Conservative Internet, Safe Mobile Banking

    25/05/2017 Duração: 28min

    We're discussing the amazing online response from the people of Manchester in the wake of the horrific attack there this week, as well as Conservative Party plans to overhaul and lock down the internet in the UK, and our Techno Dinosaur Michele has some questions about the safety and security of mobile banking apps. Recorded at Park Town Studios in London on 25 May 2017. Music: "Nano Hoedown", "Wagon Wheel", "Wagon Wheel - Electronic"; Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com); Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • ITT 014: ♬ I dont WannaCry no more ♬

    ITT 014: ♬ I don't WannaCry no more ♬

    18/05/2017 Duração: 40min

    This week, one of the biggest cyberattacks in years hit more than 70 countries. WannaCry about it? We did. Also we dive into the hot-button US issue that is net neutrality, and our techno dinosaur just can't stop the spammers from calling. Recorded on 18 May 2017. Music: "Nano Hoedown", "Wagon Wheel", "Wagon Wheel - Electronic"; Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com); Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • ITT 013: The wheels on the tiny green bus go round and round ...

    ITT 013: The wheels on the tiny green bus go round and round ...

    11/05/2017 Duração: 39min

    This week in London, the ubiquitous Citymapper app trialled their own smart bus service using tiny green buses. Josh tried to find these tiny green buses to see what the service was like. Also, Ed goes on a rant about people deleting Facebook, and the techno dinosaur has a question about slow laptops. Plus, Amazon has yet another Echo announcement! Recorded on 11 May 2017. Music: "Nano Hoedown", "Wagon Wheel", "Wagon Wheel - Electronic"; Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com); Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • ITT 012: Reasons to pay $200 for a spy camera in your bedroom

    ITT 012: Reasons to pay $200 for a spy camera in your bedroom

    04/05/2017 Duração: 36min

    Amazon wants you to pay $200 for a smart camera that watches you get dressed. Why on earth would you want it? Also, the advertising regulator in the UK wants to put a stop to internet providers advertising broadband speeds that most customers will never get close to. And our techno dinosaur wants Microsoft Office, but she doesn't want to pay hundreds of pounds for it.

  • ITT 011: When your Wi-Fi router looks like a moisturiser jar ...

    ITT 011: When your Wi-Fi router looks like a moisturiser jar ...

    27/04/2017 Duração: 35min

    We take a look at the new Google WiFi home network product and ask if it's worth spending hundreds on a couple of routers when they look like moisturiser jars? Also, is AT&T's new "5G" product in the US really 5G? And our dinosaur wants to know more about torrents.

  • ITT 010: Alexa, tell me a joke

    ITT 010: Alexa, tell me a joke

    20/04/2017 Duração: 34min

    After a two week holiday hiatus, we're BACK with a spanking new episode! Featuring a live battle-of-the-home-assistants as Google Home takes on an Amazon Echo live in studio, advice for our dinosaur on buying a "moron-proof" smartphone, and an update on some of the tech news you might have missed in the last two weeks.

  • ITT 009: Changing clothes in the parcel office

    ITT 009: Changing clothes in the parcel office

    30/03/2017 Duração: 30min

    Samsung has announced its newest flagship smartphone - the Galaxy S8 - for an eye-watering £679. Is it really worth that gargantuan price tag? And, Google has finally bit the bullet and announced the release of its Google Home voice assistant in the UK, but will it beat out Alex in the battle of the computerised voices? Finally, the techno dinosaur wants to know how she can try on clothes bought online?

  • ITT 008: First they came for our liquids ...

    ITT 008: First they came for our liquids ...

    25/03/2017 Duração: 30min

    Ten years ago, we were suddenly forced to stop carrying any liquids over 100mL on international flights. Now passengers from a handful of airports are being told they can't take any of their electronic devices with them apart from their phone! Also this week, we look at more ways the internet can help you save money on travel, and Michele the Techno Dinosaur has some Wi-Fi problems at home ...

  • ITT 007: Come over and look at my download speed!

    ITT 007: Come over and look at my download speed!

    18/03/2017 Duração: 32min

    The latest British broadband technology has landed - G.fast - but will it be worth it in the long run? And if you haven't thought about anti-virus in a while, perhaps it's time you did. The techno-dinosaur also returns with a question about streaming on your TV ...

  • ITT 006: Tin-foil hat special! Are we all being spied on?

    ITT 006: Tin-foil hat special! Are we all being spied on?

    10/03/2017 Duração: 32min

    UK Chancellor Philip Hammond promised more cash for fibre broadband this week, but it isn't enough. Fresh fodder from Wikileaks shows we're all being spied on through every digital orifice possible. And the Nintendo Switch was released this week, but so far it looks like a disastrous product.

  • ITT 005: When is fibre broadband not fibre broadband?

    ITT 005: When is fibre broadband not fibre broadband?

    23/02/2017 Duração: 27min

    In this episode, we talk about the minefield that is broadband, and how each type differs; and we explain how a bad broadband connection meant there was no episode last week.

  • ITT 004: Donald Trumps TREMENDOUS tweets!

    ITT 004: Donald Trump's TREMENDOUS tweets!

    09/02/2017 Duração: 36min

    Trump is the first outspoken US president to have immediate, unfettered and unfiltered access to the masses via Twitter. Just how is he using Twitter to get his ramblings out there, and how dangerous is it? Also, smart watches - such as the Apple Watch - have grown in popularity recently. But are they actually useful, and is there a way to enjoy the benefits of a smart watch alongside the style of an analogue watch?

  • ITT 003: Big brother is watching!

    ITT 003: Big brother is watching!

    02/02/2017 Duração: 35min

    In caffeine-fuelled podcast episode three, the boys talk about how cheap tech can actually be as good as the pricey stuff - with Josh revealing he owns a smartphone called 'Bush' - and they muse about the future of biometric identification. Recorded 2 February 2017.

  • ITT 002: Unfair mobile contracts must end.

    ITT 002: Unfair mobile contracts must end.

    26/01/2017 Duração: 32min

    It's podcast number two and we're still here! In this episode, Josh and Ed look at unfair mobile contracts - especially the practices of Three UK, how important and easy it can be to keep your passwords safe and secure, and Michele the techno dinosaur asks us all about 'the cloud'. Recorded 26 January 2017.

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