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The award-winning WIRED UK Podcast with James Temperton and the rest of the team. Listen every week for the an informed and entertaining rundown of latest technology, science, business and culture news. New episodes every Friday.

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Coming up today… Simone Biles and the brutal pressure of elite sport and how the UK’s NHS App became an unofficial Covid passport. Simone Biles will not be the last https://www.wired.co.uk/article/simone-biles-tokyo-olympics The NHS App has quietly become a vaccine passport https://www.wired.co.uk/article/nhs-app-covid-vaccine-passport Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Where crypto goes next

Where crypto goes next

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Coming up today… Germany looks to block one of the world’s biggest porn websites and we look at where cryptocurrency and bitcoin are going next.  The stories we talked about this week: Germany is about to block one of the world’s biggest porn sites https://www.wired.co.uk/article/germany-porn-laws-age-checks The future of cryptocurrency – Cryptocurrency (WIRED guides): How Digital Money Could Transform Finance https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cryptocurrency-WIRED-guides-Digital-Transform-ebook/dp/B08LPGH9ZM Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Coming up today… we unveil the best day of the week to go into the office and discuss the biggest rule change in Formula 1 history The stories we talked about this week: The best day to go into the office is… https://www.wired.co.uk/article/best-day-return-office Inside Formula 1’s biggest ever rule change https://www.wired.co.uk/article/f1-rules-2022-cars Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Coming up today… we dig deep into the biometric surveillance tech boom and Natasha has a fun day out at a farm. This week James and Matt B ask whether we should ban biometric surveillance? Improvements in artificial intelligence mean it’s possible to analyse and identify people by their walk, their veins, their face, their fingers and even the shape of their ears. As a result, the biometrics industry is booming – it’s expected to grow to between $60 billion and $80bn in the coming years. However, the technology has a creepy side: it’s being used to group people by ethnicity, gender and try to predict their emotions. Read more: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/europe-ai-biometrics For our second story, Vicki and Natasha look at the effort to build the biggest biobank of animal cells in Europe. Nature’s SAFE aims to collect 50 million genetic samples and "freeze them in time", storing cells from critically endangered species including the Amur leopard, black rhino and mountain chicken frog in cryogenic tanks. The idea is to harvest and preserve samples of semen – as well as ova and other tissue – that could one day be used to regenerate dwindling animal populations and prevent them from going extinct. Read more: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/natures-safe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Coming up today... we revisit the idea of herd immunity for Covid-19 and consider how the Delta variant is causing travel chaos. The stories we talked about this week: The UK’s summer of travel chaos https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uk-green-list-travel-holidays We might never reach herd immunity https://www.wired.co.uk/article/covid-19-herd-immunity Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Coming up today... we explain how the Delta variant took over and delve deep into the mysteries of the golden triangle. The stories we talked about this week: How the Delta variant took over https://www.wired.co.uk/article/delta-variant-uk Warehouses are taking over the Earth https://www.wired.co.uk/article/warehouses-next-day-delivery Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Coming up today... how Apple might eat the newsletter industry, and why quantum computing could unravel some of the mysteries of the universe The stories we talked about this week: Quantum computers are already detangling nature’s mysteries https://www.wired.co.uk/article/quantum-computing It looks like Apple is after Substack’s email empire https://www.wired.co.uk/article/apple-newsletter-tracking Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Coming up today... we explain what really went down when the internet went down and ask a big question: should you ditch Google Chrome? The stories we talked about this week: What really went down when the internet went down https://www.wired.co.uk/article/fastly-internet-outage It’s time to ditch Chrome https://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-chrome-browser-data Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Coming up today... we look at the future of mRNA vaccine revolution and explore the use of brain training apps as a tool for tackling police brutality. The stories we talked about this week: The mRNA vaccine revolution is just beginning: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/mrna-vaccine-revolution-katalin-kariko Brain training games are here to end police brutality https://www.wired.co.uk/article/brain-training-stop-police-shootings Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Coming up today, the rise and rise of astrology apps and we delve deep into the controversies surrounding India’s faltering vaccination drive. The stories we talked about this week: India’s CoWin vaccine booking system is a nightmare https://www.wired.co.uk/article/india-covid-vaccine-cowin Lonely men are driving an online astrology boom wired.co.uk/article/online-astrology-men Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by James Temperton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Coming up today the wild rise LadBaby and the Facebook Famous and we look at what’s cooking in the world of cultured meat. The stories we talked about this week: LadBaby and the wild rise of the Facebook Famous https://www.wired.co.uk/article/ladbaby-facebook-famous What’s cooking in the world of cultured meat Published on 25.05.21, check WIRED.co.uk for the full story Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by James Temperton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Coming up today… it’s Uber versus cabbies once again and we try to untangle the complex future of end-to-end encryption. The stories we talked about this week: An epic row is brewing over Uber’s Soho ‘taxi rank’ https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uber-soho-taxi-rank Police caught one of the web’s most dangerous paedophiles. Then everything went dark https://www.wired.co.uk/article/whatsapp-encryption-child-abuse Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Coming up today… we talk about the weather and try to get the bottom of the weird world of dumb corporate rebrands. The stories we talked about this week: Why brands ditching vowels are rlly stpd https://www.wired.co.uk/article/abrdn-rebrand-vowels Bad weather forecasts are a climate crisis disaster https://www.wired.co.uk/article/solar-weather-forecasting Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Coming up today… we investigate football’s social media boycott and hear about how Māori are trying to save their language from Big Tech.  The stories we talked about this week: Māori are trying to save their language from Big Tech https://www.wired.co.uk/article/maori-language-tech Social media managers are on the frontline of football’s racism problem [Available May 1, 2021] https://www.wired.co.uk/article/premier-league-social-media-boycott Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Coming up today… we get acquainted with the mutant rats taking over the office you abandoned a year ago and ask a seemingly simple question: robots… humans or animals? The stories we talked about this week: Your office has been taken over by an army of mutant rats https://www.wired.co.uk/article/office-mutant-rats Robots are animals, not humans https://www.wired.co.uk/article/robots-animals-kate-darling Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Coming up today… we delve into golf’s existential crisis and have a very serious chat about puppies. The stories we talked about this week: Golf is facing an existential crisis https://www.wired.co.uk/article/golf-crisis-masters-bryson-dechambeau How to stop your pandemic puppy from going loco as lockdown lifts (available from April 17, 2021) https://www.wired.co.uk/article/pandemic-puppies-loneliness-anxiety-dogs Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Coming up today… we go on a quest to find out how to make cheesy cheese-free cheese and we delve into New Zealand’s Covid-19 bin mystery. The quest to make genuinely cheesy dairy-free cheese https://www.wired.co.uk/article/dairy-free-cheese What the world can learn from New Zealand’s Covid-19 bin mystery https://www.wired.co.uk/article/new-zealand-zero-covid-transmission Music by Filip Hnizdo. Show produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Coming up today… F1 supremo Lewis Hamilton on the science of success, activism and what comes next and we explore the future of artificial intelligence. The stories we talked about this week: Lewis Hamilton opens up about activism and life beyond F1 https://www.wired.co.uk/article/lewis-hamilton Getting AI to work in a fleshy, messy world is harder than you think https://www.wired.co.uk/article/artificial-intelligence-future Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
How one of the world's largest tech trade shows still plans to go ahead this year and we explore the fascinating future of personalised medicine. MWC's biggest exhibitor is a tiny startup nobody's ever heard of https://www.wired.co.uk/article/mwc-2021-exhibitors A dying child, a mother's love and the drug that changed medicine https://www.wired.co.uk/article/milasen-aso-gene-therapy Music by Filip Hnizdo Produced and edited (remotely) by Matt Burgess Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Coming up today… we chart the rise and fall of Football Index and explain what the hell is going on with non-fungible tokens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Comments (16)

Clive Wilson

I think I'm justified in expecting at least one person to be able to string a sentence together without umming, erring, and ahring every second word. Has anyone actually listened to the end result? And are James and Matt B aware of the TH sound at all? Firty, somefing, fousand and so on. It's like listening to uneducated school children and is so appallingly amateurish and frustrating to listen to. For a publication as professional as Wired is, I am shocked this is even allowed to be broadcast.

May 10th
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Seth Marder

you can check out something called synchro energize. we had it in nyc in the early 90s and it sounds like remy

Jan 27th
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Victoria Brown

I remember many, many hours pouring over outdated software code, modifying obsolete dates and retesting systems. The reason there was no global crash at midnight 31st December 2000 was because of several years of hard work by the ICT industry. And today, if we work very hard to contain and manage c19, or Brexit, the naysayers will say, 'Of course, it was nothing - a non-event' grrrr Please remind the listeners that if massive mitigating actions are taken to minimise a threat - it was still a threat! Thanks for making the podcast, really enjoy it.

Oct 26th
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mohammad taheri

Hey I'm in Iran sometimes I lessons to your podcast while I'm running that's good 😀

Jun 29th
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Brian Obey

fuck are y'all British.

Apr 22nd
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William H Bailey

What the fuck this guy is saying? You just had 8 years of Obama with almost no media bashing every second of every day 24/7. No outcry of billions given to Iran. Drone Attacks. Keep your doctor bullshit. Shut down of Whistleblowers. Disgrace Economy. Massive Foodstamps. Massive unemployment. Ignore of Syria. ignore of Israel. We can go on forever.. This honest guy salute the politicians in good manners buy the real people were fucked hard in the ass. Then came the most inhuman being Trump (according to you assholes) and he benefited everybody and fucked the elites in office and in society in the ass. Fuck this bias scum and this podcast. No stars.

Apr 16th
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Will Hughes

measuring land using football pitches. what is wrong with acres, square metres, etc? why invent arbitrary units? You could at least tell us how many square metres a football pitch is. But do you know? Cheers! (Will)

Jan 20th
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Will Hughes

congratulations on promulgating the most opaque spurious unit of measurement ever: measuring energy output from a power station as the number of Olympic sized swimming pools that can be boiled. Really? What is wrong with Megawatts?

Jan 10th
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Nicholas Bouloukos

um,er, er, uh, uh, uh, er...

Sep 27th
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Ricky S

Huawei, not Hawaii-Way... 🤦🏻‍♂️

Jun 29th
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John Carter

very disappointing! ignorant journalism at best... most antivaxxers actually know more about their bodies than vaxxers. i encourqge ppl to research and not be ignorant

Apr 20th
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Matthew Levy

*Very* interesting read (and video). https://gizmodo.com/i-cut-the-big-five-tech-giants-from-my-life-it-was-hel-1831304194

Feb 20th
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Lee Woods

Media and messages from WhatsApp that are backed up to iCloud are not encrypted. So that goes for you and your recepient. if you and your recepient use Android then your messages saved and synced to Google Drive are fully encrypted, not even Google has the keys. End to End encryption is pointless in my opinion unless you're taking every precaution and your recepient is in agreement.

Feb 15th
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Alex Shirley

The show needs to be compacted to 30 mins or even 20 mins. Way too much padding. Would be good but I feel I am waisting a lot of my time listening to analysis that is often repeatative.

Jan 25th
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murdoch mac

wow I had to turn off this series after 18 mins because the guy just went on and on rambling.got some of it but the rest my barin switched off

Dec 10th
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