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Latest Episode5/12/2022

PC Gaming Week in association with Nvidia GeForce RTX special edition - Pocket-lint podcast ep. 154

Season 4, Ep. 154
It has been PC Gaming Week in association with Nvidia GeForce RTXall this week on Pocket-lint, so to celebrate we focus entirely on PC gaming in a special edition version of the podcast.Rik Henderson hosts with Pocket-lint contributing editors Adrian Willings and Luke Baker also here to talk through the many different facets of PC gaming, including what to look for in a desktop or laptop, plus their favourite games both now and those they have on their wishlists.Rik also chats to Nvidia GeForce product manager and eSports competitor, Seth Schneider, to find out how frame rates really do make a difference on many PC games and to find out more about technologies such as DLSS and Reflex.Enjoy.00:52 - Adrian and Luke discuss PC gaming hardware09:34 - Interview with Seth Schneider, GeForce product manager at Nvidia23:51 - Adrian and Luke return to reveal their favourite PC gamesVisit us atpocket-lint.com, check out our latest videos atyoutube.com/pocketlintcomand sign up to our daily newsletter atpocket-lint.com/info/newsletter.*** Please also take the time to rate and review us onApple Podcastsor wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks! ***Hosted by Rik HendersinProduction and editing by Rik HendersonGuests: Seth Schneider, Adrian Willings, Luke BakerMusic by Lee Rosevere -Let's Start at the BeginningandSouthside
5/12/2022

PC Gaming Week in association with Nvidia GeForce RTX special edition - Pocket-lint podcast ep. 154

Season 4, Ep. 154
It has been PC Gaming Week in association with Nvidia GeForce RTXall this week on Pocket-lint, so to celebrate we focus entirely on PC gaming in a special edition version of the podcast.Rik Henderson hosts with Pocket-lint contributing editors Adrian Willings and Luke Baker also here to talk through the many different facets of PC gaming, including what to look for in a desktop or laptop, plus their favourite games both now and those they have on their wishlists.Rik also chats to Nvidia GeForce product manager and eSports competitor, Seth Schneider, to find out how frame rates really do make a difference on many PC games and to find out more about technologies such as DLSS and Reflex.Enjoy.00:52 - Adrian and Luke discuss PC gaming hardware09:34 - Interview with Seth Schneider, GeForce product manager at Nvidia23:51 - Adrian and Luke return to reveal their favourite PC gamesVisit us atpocket-lint.com, check out our latest videos atyoutube.com/pocketlintcomand sign up to our daily newsletter atpocket-lint.com/info/newsletter.*** Please also take the time to rate and review us onApple Podcastsor wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks! ***Hosted by Rik HendersinProduction and editing by Rik HendersonGuests: Seth Schneider, Adrian Willings, Luke BakerMusic by Lee Rosevere -Let's Start at the BeginningandSouthside
5/5/2022

The future of Sky Glass, Garmin Vivosmart 5 reviewed, and Paramount+ - Pocket-lint podcast ep. 153

Season 4, Ep. 153
Paramount+ is the streaming home of Star Trek and the Halo TV series and we finally have confirmation that it's coming to the UK in June. But do we really need another streaming service and can we afford it? Pocket-lint's senior editor of news, Rik Henderson, joins Stuart to discuss the announcement.Rik then talks to Sky's global chief product officer, Fraser Stirling, about the company's Sky Glass and forthcoming standalone version of Sky Stream Puck. Is this the future for Sky and where does it leave Sky Q? We find out.And finally, reviews editor Conor Allison has been exercising with the Garmin Vivosmart 5, the company's answer to the Fitbit Charge 5. It's been a long time coming, so has it been the wait? Find out what he has to say,00:35 – Rik discusses Paramount+ coming to the UK06:20 - Interview with Fraser Stirling, global chief product officer at Comcast19:06 - Conor gives us his verdict on the Garmin Vivosmart 5 fitness trackerVisit us atpocket-lint.com, check out our latest videos atyoutube.com/pocketlintcomand sign up to our daily newsletter atpocket-lint.com/info/newsletter.*** Please also take the time to rate and review us onApple Podcastsor wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks! ***Hosted by Stuart MilesProduction and editing by Stuart MilesGuests: Rik Henderson, Conor Allison, Fraser SterlingMusic by Lee Rosevere -Let's Start at the BeginningandSouthside
4/28/2022

Samsung Galaxy A53 reviewed, Stream from Virgin Media, and how to write more emotionally - Pocket-lint podcast ep. 152

Season 4, Ep. 152
UK cable TV and broadband provider, Virgin Media, has announced an all-in-one TV service served entirely via the internet. Stream from Virgin Media comprises a small set-top-box and contract-free method of getting sports, movies, live TV and streaming services, and Pocket-lint's senior editor, Rik Henderson, is here to furnish us with all the details.Host Stuart also catches up with Sharmin Ali, the founder and CEO of Instoried, a new online tool designed to help you write with more empathy.And finally, contributing editor Cam Bunton reviews the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G smartphone. It's the company's latest mid-range phone, but is it mid-range in performance?00:35 – Rik discusses Stream from Virgin Media06:20 - Interview with Sharmin Ali, CEO and founder of Instoried19:06 - Cam gives us his verdict on the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G smartphoneVisit us atpocket-lint.com, check out our latest videos atyoutube.com/pocketlintcomand sign up to our daily newsletter atpocket-lint.com/info/newsletter.*** Please also take the time to rate and review us onApple Podcastsor wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks! ***Hosted by Stuart MilesProduction and editing by Stuart MilesGuests: Rik Henderson, Cam Bunton, Sharmin AliMusic by Lee Rosevere -Let's Start at the BeginningandSouthside
4/21/2022

Netflix troubles, the future of EV charging, and the Huawei Watch GT Runner reviewed - Pocket-lint podcast ep.151

Season 4, Ep. 151
Still seen as the king of the streaming market, Netflix reported it has lost subscribers for the first time in a decade as price hikes, cost of living, and streaming fatigue has all started to take their toll on streaming services. But what does that mean for the likes of you and me? Pocket-lint's Editor, Chris Hall is here to discuss the news.Meanwhile Stuart has been talking to Osprey Charging, one of the largest public charging networks in the UK about whether the country is ready for going all in on electric from 2030.And Pocket-lint's Cam Bunton has been out running, running with the new Huawei Watch GT Runner and joins me to tell us more about how he's been getting on. One to get or one to avoid? Stay tuned to find out.00:40 – Chris discusses the latest Netflix subscriber numbers08:50 - Interview with Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging24:10 - Cam gives us his verdict on the Huawei Watch GT RunnerVisit us atpocket-lint.com, check out our latest videos atyoutube.com/pocketlintcomand sign up to our daily newsletter atpocket-lint.com/info/newsletter.*** Please also take the time to rate and review us onApple Podcastsor wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks! ***Hosted by Stuart MilesProduction and editing by Stuart MilesGuests: Chris Hall, Cam Bunton, Ian JohnstonMusic by Lee Rosevere -Let's Start at the BeginningandSouthside
4/14/2022

Sky Stream puck, Nintendo Switch Sports previewed, and we talk home cinema installation - Pocket-lint podcast ep. 150

Season 4, Ep. 150
Sky is finally to offer its full Sky TV service without the need for a satellite dish or its Sky Glass television. The Sky Stream puck is coming as a standalone product later this year and Pocket-lint deputy editor Britta O'Boyle joins this week's host, Rik Henderson, to discuss the implications.Rik then chats with the managing director of home cinema and smart home technology distributor, AWE Europe, Stuart Tickle. He explains how the home cinema installation business is thriving, even as TV screen sizes continue to grow.And finally, contributing editor Max Freeman-Mills joins the podcast to preview Nintendo's forthcoming motion game, Switch Sports.00:59 - Britta and Rik discuss the Sky Stream puck09:49 - Interview with Stuart Tickle, managing director of AWE Europe24:22 - Max previews Nintendo Switch SportsVisit us atpocket-lint.com, check out our latest videos atyoutube.com/pocketlintcomand sign up to our daily newsletter atpocket-lint.com/info/newsletter.*** Please also take the time to rate and review us onApple Podcastsor wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks! ***Hosted by Rik Henderson.Production and editing by Rik Henderson.Guests: Britta O'Boyle, Stuart Tickle and Max Freeman-Mills.Music by Lee Rosevere -Let's Start at the BeginningandSouthside.
3/31/2022

Dyson Zone, Robobock's latest robot vacuum reviewed, and more - Pocket-lint podcast ep. 148

Season 4, Ep. 148
Dyson has launched a new product this week - the Dyson Zone. It's not a new type of vacuum cleaner, however, it comprises headphones and an air purifier in one. Pocket-lint's deputy editor, Britta O'Boyle, joins Stuart to explain all.Meanwhile, with the price of home energy costs continually on the rise, is it time to go solar? Stuart also speaks with the Laurent Schmitt, the CEO of Dcbel, a US company heading to Europe and bringing its latest energy station with it. It is time to make the switch?And finally, contributing editor Adrian Willings tells us how he's been getting on with the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra robot vacuum cleaner. It not only vacuums, but mops and then empties itself afterwards.01:00 - Britta talks about the Dyson Zone launch06:51 - Interview with Laurent Schmitt, European CEO of Dcbel17:56 - Adrian gives us his verdict on the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra robot vacuum cleanerVisit us atpocket-lint.com, check out our latest videos atyoutube.com/pocketlintcomand sign up to our daily newsletter atpocket-lint.com/info/newsletter.*** Please also take the time to rate and review us onApple Podcastsor wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks! ***Hosted by Stuart MilesProduction and editing by Stuart MilesGuests: Britta O'Boyle, Adrian Willings and Laurent SchmittMusic by Lee Rosevere -Let's Start at the BeginningandSouthside