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Google Stadia woes, the future of chess, and more - Pocket-lint podcast ep.89

Season 3, Ep. 89

Is it game over for Google Stadia? That's been a major topic for debate this week and Pocket-lint's senior news editor, Rik Henderson, joins the podcast to give his opinion on whether it will go the way of so many other Google services or not. 


Also on the subject of games, Stuart talks to the co-founder of Square Off, a tech start-up based in Mumbai that’s aiming to connect the world through its smart and evolved board games. What's the future of connected physical games like chess?


And finally, contributing editor Cam Bunton has been exercising with the Garmin Instinct Solar smartwatch that gets its power from, as the name suggests, the sun. He gives us his verdict.


00:50 - Rik talks about Google Stadia. 

10:00 - Interview with Bhavya Gohil, co-founder and CEO of Square Off

21:35 - Cam gives his verdict on the Garmin Instinct Solar smartwatch 


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Hosted by Stuart Miles

Production and editing by Stuart Miles

Guests: Rik Henderson, Cam Bunton and Bhavya Gohil

Music by Lee Rosevere - Let's Start at the Beginning and Southside

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