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The official podcast of Techmanity.co.uk, with monthly episodes on topics of interest within the tech sphere, ranging from discussions on recent conferences and news stories to hot takes and explorations of the culture surrounding technology. Join us as we discuss how recent news is affecting your life and the industry, and to hear our thoughts on where the tech world should go next.
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Techmanity TalksEp. 7 — 2 October 2019Neuralink — Elon Musk wants to enhance the brain with AIIn this episode, we discuss the recent press conference held by Neuralink, a project co-founded by Elon Musk, who are in the midst of developing a brain–machine interface.Read our article on NeuralinkRead the Neuralink paperFollow us for more!Techmanity — techmanity.co.ukYouTube — techmanity.co.uk/youtubeTwitter (@techmanityuk) — twitter.com/techmanityukFacebook (@techmanityuk) — facebook.com/techmanityukInstagram (@techmanityuk) — instagram.com/techmanityukFancy being on an episode of the show? Want to ask a question, give us some feedback, or just say hello? Get in touch with us by sending an email to hello@techmanity.co.uk!
Techmanity TalksEp. 6 — 17 September 2019Apple Keynote — The iPhone Pro Max Super Ultra Alpha XII is here! (Steve Carell not included)Timestamps00:22 — Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade12:49 — The new iPad (7th-generation)24:24 — The new Apple Watch (Series 5)45:42 — The new iPhones (iPhone 11 (Pro (Max)))Things we mentionedHarry’s reveiew of the Apple Watch Series 3Follow us for more!Techmanity — techmanity.co.ukYouTube — techmanity.co.uk/youtubeTwitter (@techmanityuk) — twitter.com/techmanityukFacebook (@techmanityuk) — facebook.com/techmanityukInstagram (@techmanityuk) — instagram.com/techmanityukFancy being on an episode of the show? Want to ask a question, give us some feedback, or just say hello? Get in touch with us by sending an email to hello@techmanity.co.uk!
Techmanity TalksEp. 5 — 25 March 2019Apple “Showtime” Keynote EventTimestamps00:35 — Summary of presentation03:14 — Apple News+26:16 — Apple Arcade34:58 — Apple TV50:07 — Apple TV+78:17 — Apple Card97:50 — Post show banter (lime milkshakes at Wimpy?!)Things we mentionedTweet by @aidenskyShort video clip of animated Apple News covers and titlesTechmanity Talks #3 — CES 2019Streaming services are boring! — Techmanity“And you get a car! And you get a car!”Revolut Metal CardFollow us for more!Techmanity — techmanity.co.ukYouTube — techmanity.co.uk/youtubeTwitter (@techmanityuk) — twitter.com/techmanityukFacebook (@techmanityuk) — facebook.com/techmanityukInstagram (@techmanityuk) — instagram.com/techmanityukFancy being on an episode of the show? Want to ask a question, give us some feedback, or just say hello? Get in touch with us by sending an email to hello@techmanity.co.uk!
Techmanity TalksEp. 4 — 14 February 2019FaceTime snooping, Apple Watch saves lives, folding smartphones, and big batteriesTimestampsPrivacy-related stories00:28 — FaceTime snooping bug discovered by Grant Thompson11:13 — Password keychain found in macOS by Linus Henze, criticises Apple’s lack of rewards for macOS bug-finder14:38 — Is Apple slacking when it comes to tackling software bugs?23:10 — Facebook’s “Research” app removed from App Store over privacy violationsLife-saving tech36:12 — Norwegian man saved from potentially fatal fall by Apple WatchSmartphone news and speculation43:08 — Is there an iPhone SE 2 in the works?55:41 — Xioami shares folding phone concept62:47 — Energizer announces plans for smartphone with super-high capacity batteries70:48 — Moto G7 line announced, Moto G7 Power packs 5,000 mAh batteryHonorable mentions77:15 — Crypto exchange loses access to wallet holding $190M worth of Bitcoin when password-holder diesThings we mentionedCNBC interview with Grant Thompson and motherProof of concept of KeySteal exploit by Linus HenzeGIF of Xioami folding phone from Mi Community forum threadFollow us for more!Techmanity — techmanity.co.ukYouTube — techmanity.co.uk/youtubeTwitter (@techmanityuk) — twitter.com/techmanityukFacebook (@techmanityuk) — facebook.com/techmanityukInstagram (@techmanityuk) — instagram.com/techmanityukFancy being on an episode of the show? Want to ask a question, give us some feedback, or just say hello? Get in touch with us by sending an email to hello@techmanity.co.uk!
Ep. 3 — CES 2019

Ep. 3 — CES 2019

2019-01-1901:32:29

Techmanity TalksEp. 3 — 19 January 2019CES 2019TimestampsDespite Apple not being present, we have Apple-related news!00:08 — Apple collaborates with smart TV manufacturers12:20 — Apple’s privacy-related jab at the rest of the tech worldSmart doorbells: Satan or Saviour?14:53 — Concerns with the Ring doorbell (owned by Amazon)18:00 — Do people care about keeping their info private?25:32 — Netatmo doorbell, for the privacy-consciousSmartphones with novel features34:26 — The world’s first foldable smartphone! Royole FlexPai42:17 — A front-facing camera covering the screen? The (Huawei) Honor View 20An interesting smartwatch53:07 — The Withings Move (now with ECG!)Cool displays63:07 — Samsung’s The Wall (not Pink Floyd’s)67:34 — Rollable OLED by LG71:33 — Samsung Space Monitor73:17 — LG 46-inch ultrawideSky Taxis!76:48 — Uber’s air taxi plans and the Bell Nexus helicopterHonorable mentions / Unmentionables81:40 — A toilet that can talk? The endtimes must be near…84:40 — Award-winning sex toy loses awardThings we mentionedLouis views modern smartphones, immediately loses mind. — Louis Rossmann on YouTubeWiwe, the Mobile ECG: Track Your Heart Rate and Blood Oxygen Level on the Go — Techmanity.co.ukSkytaxis are closer than you think! — Techmanity.co.uk“Apple Product Launch” — Bad Lip Reading on YouTubeFollow us for more!Techmanity — techmanity.co.ukYouTube — techmanity.co.uk/youtubeTwitter (@techmanityuk) — twitter.com/techmanityukFacebook (@techmanityuk) — facebook.com/techmanityukInstagram (@techmanityuk) — instagram.com/techmanityukFancy being on an episode of the show? Want to ask a question, give us some feedback, or just say hello? Get in touch with us by sending an email to hello@techmanity.co.uk!
Techmanity TalksEp. 2 — 27 September 2018Apple Keynote, September 2018TimestampsFancy an expensive ECG? Buy a new Apple Watch00:15 — Apple Watch redesign and Series 400:53 — First-party vs. third-party Apple Watch straps04:36 — New Watch “complications”05:50 — “Breathe” app08:25 — Using the watch for health-and-fitness reasons16:26 — New ECG feature25:27 — New fall detection featureNew phones! iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR26:42 — The iPhone XS is big! Our thoughts on phone sizes32:00 — A brief tangent on phone contracts vs. pay as you go, and phone tariffs33:43 — New iPhone design and specs41:17 — Our thoughts on high-end phone pricing45:04 — New camera with post-focus48:15 — Dual-SIM (Physical SIM + eSIM; dual physical SIM in China) and a discussion of carrier locking52:40 — Pricing for the new phonesA minor improvement to the HomePod62:51 — Multiple timersClosing69:40 — Closing remarksFollow us for more!Techmanity — techmanity.co.ukYouTube — techmanity.co.uk/youtubeTwitter (@techmanityuk) — twitter.com/techmanityukFacebook (@techmanityuk) — facebook.com/techmanityukInstagram (@techmanityuk) — instagram.com/techmanityukFancy being on an episode of the show? Want to ask a question, give us some feedback, or just say hello? Get in touch with us by sending an email to hello@techmanity.co.uk!
Ep. 1 — WWDC 2018

Ep. 1 — WWDC 2018

2018-06-0601:40:03

Techmanity TalksEp. 1 — 6 June 2018WWDC 2018It’s that time of year again — Apple is hosting WWDC, the Worldwide Developer Conference. We cover the event and give our thoughts on the slew of features coming to Mac in macOS Mojave and iPhone and iPad with iOS 12, peppered with a few choice tangents.Timestamps0:00 — Intro and a discussion on security01:21 — Blocking tracking scripts05:04 — Greyshift07:29 — GDPR8:59 — macOS 10.14 “Mojave”10:11 — system-wide dark mode14:13 — UIKit (iOS programming API) features introduced into AppKit (macOS programming API) for easier porting of iOS apps to macOS17:34 — eGPUs (external GPUs/graphics cards) for the sake of improving render times and gaming experience, and Metal 2 (lightweight graphics API for iOS)19:37 — Desktop stacks (folders re-invented!)20:36 — Video “screenshots”21:00 — Finder gallery view and Quick Look22:53 — Why is there a stocks and news app?25:14 — iOS 1225:14 — Siri shortcuts for iOS devices28:08 — Ten minutes of discussion about digital wellbeing, because it’s important37:40 — Photos app42:49 — Animoji, and a tangent on what people want from a smartphone50:23 — Ability to edit RAW images on iPad Pro, and our thoughts on multiple users for iPad54:53 — Memoji, and slowed obsolescence58:18 — What is CarPlay, and why would you use it?1:00:43 — Apple Watch and watchOS 51:00:43 — Siri shortcuts for Apple Watch1:07:20 — Fitness-related features1:10:54 — Podcasts1:15:05 — Miscellaneous features (Motion-activated Siri, minor web-browsing1:17:43 — Apple TV and tvOS updates1:17:43 — Dolby Atmos, and aerial screensaver footage now with location stated on screen!1:21:23 — Live streaming traditional TV (via providers such as Salt and Canal+) and “Zero-sign on”1:22:37 — AR (augmented reality)1:22:37 — Proprietary USDZ file format for AR models, with support in Adobe Creative Cloud1:23:25 — “Measure” app, with a tangent on the word “cad” and other archaic expletives1:28:10 — Lego AR playground app1:29:56 — FaceTime with 32-person video chat1:33:54 — Closing thoughtsThings we mentionedTechmanity — Google I/O 2018 LivestreamTechmanity — Streaming services are boringJony Ive parody Twitter account (@jonyiveparody)List of Apple TV aerial screensaver footage locations on Apple CommunitiesiOS 12 Beta previewApple developer siteWWDC 2018 event pageAnchor podcasting appFollow us for more!Techmanity — techmanity.co.ukYouTube — techmanity.co.uk/youtubeTwitter (@techmanityuk) — twitter.com/techmanityukFacebook (@techmanityuk) — facebook.com/techmanityukInstagram (@techmanityuk) — instagram.com/techmanityukFancy being on an episode of the show? Want to ask a question, give us some feedback, or just say hello? Get in touch with us by sending an email to hello@techmanity.co.uk!
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