Ring privacy woes, Nissan’s autonomous car and Sportable interviewed – Pocket-lint Podcast 39
The Pocket-lint Podcast episode 39 is now ready for your listening pleasure and it’s a packed one for sure.
This week, host Rik Henderson and Pocket-lint editor Chris Hall discuss the issues Ring has been facing of late, including camera hacks and the discovery of in-app trackers. Does the new Ring Control Center update address these? Did it need to?
We also chat with high-performance, real-time 3D sports tracking and data company Sportable. With its CEO Dugald Macdonald and CTO Peter Husemeyer joining us to discuss how its technology helps improve rugby and other sports, for players, coaches and fans alike.
And finally, the podcast takes a look at the autonomous concept car from Nissan that drove 230-miles across England, all without anyone at the wheel. Pocket-lint’s Stuart Miles talks about the AI vehicle and what it was like to take a driverless ride in it.
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Check out the people we’ve interviewed on previous episodes of the Pocket-lint podcast:
Episode 38: Yasushi Murayama, Panasonic
During CES earlier in January 2020, we caught up with the global head of product planning at Panasonic TV to talk about the company’s new televisions, the importance of Filmmaker Mode, and whether services like Netflix are really keeping people watching telly.
Episode 37: Gary Turner, Xero
Late last year, Stuart hosted a couple of fireside chats with several guest speakers at Xerocon. He used his backstage pass access to catch up with the co-founder and managing director of Xero, Gary Turner who explained how the company is embracing technology like AI in order to make chasing late payments easier.
Episode 36: Nick Woodman, GoPro
When visiting CES in Las Vegas in January 2020, Stuart caught up with the founder and CEO of GoPro who explained what the company has been up to and what it has in store for us next.
Episode 33: Mark Livingstone, Pharmacy2U
We caught up with the co-founder of LoveFilm to discuss his latest role as CEO of Pharmacy2U and how online prescriptions and healthcare are set to change in the future thanks to the internet and AI.
Episode 32: Gilad Tiefenbrun, Linn
Stuart sat down with the managing director of renowned speaker brand Linn, to talk all things music and how our habits and tastes have changed over the years from an analogue music experience to a digital one.
Episode 31: Scott Petty, Vodafone
We talked to Vodafone’s UK chief technology officer about the company’s continuing 5G rollout and why this generation of network tech is different to the last.
Episode 30: Lucy Hughes, winner of the James Dyson award
Stuart caught up with the the student that not only won the UK leg of the James Dyson award, but also the overall global prize of £30,000. She talked about her winning invention – a new bioplastic made of organic fish waste – and what winning the overall honour meant for her.
Episode 29: Andy Kerr, Bowers & Wilkins
We spoke to the director of product marketing at Bowers & Wilkins about how important it is to have good speakers and how the company went about developing the sound system for the Philips OLED+ 984 TV.
Episode 27: Danny MacAskill
Stuart caught up with pro mountain biker Danny MacAskill, who explained the work and tech required for his incredible YouTube videos, plus his plans for the future.
Episode 26: Daniel Rausch, Amazon
Stuart met with Amazon’s vice president of smart home to talk about the future of Alexa and the work going on behind the scenes to address privacy concerns.
Episode 25: Bamily
We chatted with up-and-coming band Bamily about the use of tech in music and why it doesn’t matter what digital quality you listen in, as long as you’re listening.
Episode 24: James Haskell
The former England and Wasps rugby union star talked to Stuart about sports technology and how it can be better utilised for training. He didn’t hold back neither.
Episode 23: Paul Franklin, Dneg
We got an insight on Hollywood special effects and digital actors from Oscar-winner Franklin in a great interview.
Episode 22: Jesse Dorogusker, Square
Dorogusker gave us his opinion on stores like Amazon Go and whether customers will ever be comfortable with “invisible payment” systems.
Episode 21: Ant Middleton
Editor Chris talked with the former SBS sniper and Royal Marine, now TV personality and author who revealed what he thinks about the latest Garmin sports watches and why his friends don’t invite him paintballing.
Episode 20: Caspar Thykier, Zappar
We spoke with the co-founder of Zappar, Caspar Thykier, who revealed how augmented reality can improve our lives in the years to come.
Episode 19: Robert Llewellyn, Red Dwarf star
Stuart sat down with Red Dwarf star Robert Llewellyn, who is a self-confessed electric car lover, to chat about the ways to save energy and cut bills in our smart homes.
Episode 18 – Damon Crowhurst, Samsung
We talked with Samsung’s head of visual display about the company’s Wall TV concept. Plus, he revealed why displays are changing the way we shop, sporting events and much more.
Episode 17 – Jordan Woodward, Rebellion
Fresh back from Gamescom, Pocket-lint’s Rik Henderson caught up with Jordan Woodward the lead level designer at Rebellion to talk about the company’s new game Zombie Army 4: Dead War, subscriptions and the wider discussions about in-game upgrades.
Episode 16 – Sir Bradley Wiggins
Stuart interviewed Sir Bradley Wiggins, five-times Olympic Gold cycling medallist. The former winner of the Tour de France and many other races talks about cycling, his new children’s bike range launching with Halfords, and how he used tech to train.
Episode 15 – Anthony Nicholson, Gearbox Software
Rik Henderson, Pocket-lint’s resident gaming expert, flew to Los Angeles to interview Anthony Nicholson, senior producer at Gearbox Software to talk about the company’s latest game; Borderlands 3.
Episode 14 – Dr Alex Allan, Kortical
Stuart talked to Dr Alex Allan, the CTO and co-founder of AI startup Kortical about AI and how it has the potential to fundamentally change the way we work and play over the next decade and beyond.
Episode 13 – George Vaughan, Ascot racecourse
Stuart chatted with CTO of Ascot racecourse George Vaughan about how the site is embracing technology to stay relevant.
Episode 12 – Rhys Morgan, The Royal Academy of Engineering
Stuart spoke with Rhys Morgan, a director at The Royal Academy of Engineering, about how the Academy is working to get more people involved in the trade.
Episode 11 – Scott Harvey, Global Dating Insights
Scott Harvey, editor of Global Dating Insights, told us about the state of online dating and how it’s changing traditional romantic behaviours.
Episode 10 – Gareth Cousins
Stuart met Gareth Cousins, a Hollywood sound mixer who has worked on countless films and shows, including Gravity, Netflix’s Our Planet, Baby Driver and Batman Begins.
Episode 9 – Swupnil Sahai, Swing
Swupnil Sahai explained all about his clever Apple Watch app, Swing, that tracks your tennis shots on court.
Episode 8 – Will Bex-Russell, Henry Buckley and Monica Son, Virgin Atlantic
Pocket-lint Contributor David Phelan talked to the team behind the new Virgin Atlantic cabin redesign.
Episode 7 – Lee Armstrong, Plane Finder
Lee Armstrong, CTO of Plane Finder, a website that tracks thousands of planes every day as they fly through our skies, discussed WWDC and how you track planes around the world.
Episode 6 – Jack Dorsey, Twitter
Stuart interviewed Twitter and Square CEO, Jack Dorsey, during London Tech Week to talk about the future of cash.
Episode 5 – Jonathan Nicholson, CAA
Stuart spoke to Jonathan Nicholson, the assistant director of communications at the Civil Aviation Authority to talk about the future of drones.
Episode 4 – Phil Tufnell, ex-England cricketer, TV presenter and Nissan ambassador
Rik Henderson interviewed Phil Tufnell about cricket, tech in the sport and how small, regional clubs can be made sustainable through solar energy technology.
Episode 3 – Cristiano Amon, Qualcomm
Stuart caught up with Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon at the EE 5G launch event to talk about why he and the company believes 5G is so important.
Episode 2 – Julian Standford, Dolby
Pocket-lint contributor David Phelan interviewed Julian Stanford, the man responsible for Dolby Cinema in Europe
Episode 1 – David Monks, Rolls-Royce
In our first episode, Rolls-Royce’s Project Manager, David Monks, spoke to Stuart at the company’s UK factory in the Sussex countryside.
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