Greetings Podypusses, it's episode 30 and golly gosh do we have some plush content for you this week! Resident mobile phone limpet Andrew Lim lays serious cusses on the Motorola Motofone and Rory Reid tries hard to convince us all that operating systems are redundant -- such as Windows and Linux -- in the face of Web-accessible software.
Meanwhile Chris Stevens probes the latest outlandish Apple rumours and Kate Macefield keeps the motley crew under control with Tasers and her rusty medieval torture equipment.
Tune in and bong out to the 30th edition of the world's finest audio experience. It's all free! Click here to listen.
Come on in out of the spring sun geeks! Your ghostly World of Warcraft skin won't offer protection against the deadly bright weather outside. Come back in to the dark safety of your parent's basement and listen to another episode of the uniformly delicious Crave Podcast.
This week we're putting Apple TV on trial -- does the shiny white beast pump us up? And what about Apple TV, is that any good?
We'll also reveal to you the finest gadgets on offer in the last seven days. Thrill as Rory 'Buster' Reid takes you on a journey you'll never forget, aided by his malformed henchmen, Ian and Rupert. The only sane individual among them is producer Kate Macefield, but she's no longer allowed field artillery in the podcast room. Is there any chance of keeping them under control? Click here to find out...
Hey geeks! Feast your audio receptors on this! It's the apocalyptic showdown between mobile TV and rational thinking -- who will win? The mad, or the good? The latest Crave Podcast also tackles the practicalities of real-life jet-packs, as well as the latest developments in consumer tech.
Our discussion orbits the news that an Everest mobile call effort is underway -- apparently a British climber has begun an attempt to make the world's highest mobile phone call. We analyse the Apple/EMI deal, get hands on with the iRiver X20, give you a chance to win a bucket-load of SanDisk booty and bring you the latest in the HD DVD vs Blu-ray saga. Happy listening podonauts... to the stars!
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Rory Reid, Andrew Lim, Kate Macefield and new boy Nate Lanxon take to the podcast dinghy this week and go snorkelling through the hazy seas of consumer tech and popular science.
Amid the random rambles and hearty guffaws, this episode takes a microscopic look into the lives of nanobloggers as social-networking site Twitter is put on trial. The caring team investigates whether anyone actually gives a monkey's what you're doing every second of the day. Can Twitter cure depression? And are Twitterers really at the bottom of the food chain, existing for the sole purpose of being gobbled for lunch by hungry bloggers?
They also glance back at the PS3 launch -- 165,000 consoles sold in just two days, and the team knows of the existence of... one. They hear from disgruntled Virgin Media customers, who seem desperate to switch to Sky, and find out why dangerous criminals in Mexico may soon be battering your door down with a Dell. Can you possibly take any more?
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This week we discuss the launch of the grossly maligned PS3, and ask: why did so few geeks queue outside our great nation's consumer electronics retailers to get their hands on its glossy husk? We also run our hypocritical gaze across the dirty bedsheets of the porn industry, pondering the wisdom of Ron Jeremy's appointment as a gadget guru -- is he really up to the task, or will his show be a massive anticlimax?
If that's not enough to tickle your mouse finger into giving us another ad impression, then consider the future of Google, which our team puts on trial in the pithily named Trial section of the podcast. Lock and load geeks, it's time to get funky.
Join Rory Reid, Andrew Lim, Rupert Goodwins and Kate Macefield as they explore the badlands of consumer tech and popular science. Click here to listen now.
Hell, we just popped our hearts! This week's podcast is so bastard* great that you'll listen to it in a dazed euphoria comparable to the mind-state of post-80s Jackson.
You'll hear why the world's largest videogame publisher expects the "expensive" PlayStation 3 to be much less dominant than its predecessor, according to outgoing exec Larry Probst. We'll treat your listening-nipples to the robust laptop, or 'pupil device', a computer for kids designed to withstand rough handling, and we get all Sherlock on the rumoured Google phone.
As if that weren't enough, we'll badger you about a new generation of robots in training to serve tea, and we'll investigate a survey by the British School of Motoring that found young drivers are more likely to speed and drive recklessly after playing a racing game.
Put your old IBM t-shirt and Coke-bottle glasses on, geek, it's time to get funky. Click here to listen.
*It was born out of wedlock.
We can hardly believe our brains! It's podcast number 24 coming right at you like a Glock popping bad caps in a street hustler (that's you). In this week's show we look at the PlayStation 3 and ask: is Sony making a horrible pudding of its new console?
Yeah, that's right geekfaces, we're putting the much-maligned PlayStation 3 in our version of The Verdict. Except without Jeffery Archer. Is it the ultimate games console, or the dying gasp of the world's most-hated technology company?
If that weren't enough stimulation for your skull holes, we'll also tell you about the pigeons Chinese scientists are mutilating with electronics. Once the stuff is soldered in place, these scientists can manipulate the pigeons like radio-controlled aeroplanes. The question on everyone's lips is: "When can they do this to babies?" Click here to listen.
Take our hands as we skip into tech nirvana. To the stars, podheads, to the stars!
Join Rory Reid, Chris Stevens and Rupert Goodwins as they explore the latest developments in consumer tech and popular science.
This week we put Linux in the dock and give it a good old-fashioned going-over -- is it a utopian marvel of freedom or a total pain in the motherboard? The trial will decide.
We also bring you a quick run-down of the week's tech news, and help out a listener who has emailed us gadget-snuff movies.
There's joy and laughter aplenty elsewhere in the world, but this week's podcast is a sombre affair where barely a giggle was heard -- our team was so intent on bringing you frills-free information from the heartland of the digital universe. Click here to listen.
Happy podphreakin, geeks! Continue reading...
Join Rory Reid, Chris Stevens, Jason Jenkins and Kate Macefield as they explore the latest developments in consumer tech and popular science.
They put music phones in the dock, bring you a quick run-down of the top ten geek lovers for Valentine's Day and help out a Linux lover who feels affronted at the team's disparaging remarks in previous episodes.
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Happy listening, geeks!
This week's podcast sees Rory Reid, Chris Stevens and TV reviewer Ian Morris wrestle with the giant mammoth that is consumer tech and popular science.
The team discusses the motives behind Steve Jobs' call for DRM-free music, mulls the whys and wherefores of Penguin's first 'wiki' novel and gives you details of MySpace's 1m competition to direct a feature film.
They also put Apple's Mitchell and Webb ad campaign in the dock, arguing to save its scrawny neck from the savage wrath of the hangman's rope, in some cases more convincingly than others.
Plus, they bring you a quick run-down of tech ideas for Valentine's gifts and help out a dear "old fool" called Terry.
Join Rory Reid, Chris Stevens, Rupert Goodwins and Andrew Lim as they explore the latest developments in consumer tech and popular science. Our hapless team discusses the future of Vista, the danger of attaching adverts to YouTube content and puts iTunes on trial.
Andrew (CNET.co.uk's version of Bez from the Happy Mondays) beats his tambourine on the subject of Japanese mobile phones. Chris jabbers about the latest robots -- and, finally, Rupert tells you why he thinks Vista is a disease.
Join Chris Stevens, Rory Reid, Rupert Goodwins and Andrew Lim as they explore the latest developments in consumer tech and popular science. They discuss the future of the iPhone, the danger of sentient robots that may enslave us all, and put Microsoft Windows Vista on trial.
Our hapless team of gadget monkeys also take a look at the gadgets they saw at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and discuss whether a 'consumer' taser is morally acceptable.
Rupert Goodwins unleashes a completely unhinged rant against the iPhone and is quickly put in his place by the forces of good. Rory Reid makes a similarly disastrous defence of Windows Vista and is publically shamed in a ritual of humiliation not seen since the Middle Ages. Yes, geek-face, this is a good one. Click here to listen.
Rory Reid and his elves bring you another exciting edition of the Crave podcast, and this week they take a look at Christmas in all its garish horror. From the boy who was arrested for opening his presents early, to the latest in TV-enabled mobile phones, come gather under Crave's magical star and worship all that is the tempestuous world of consumer electronics.
They also ask if the new artwork on the Microsoft Zune installer is suitable for all ages, Rupert rants on the crazy warnings that Wi-Fi is bad for your health and Guy Cocker brings snowy greetings of the most perilous kind.
The show shines like a Christmas tree bauble, and the guests laugh merrily like Santas half-cut on Sherry. Conversation flows like mincemeat out of a hot baked pie, intelligent thought and opinion flickering occasionally into earshot like the distant bleating of a countryside choir. Load up your hamper, hand-crank the Model-T and get ready for a ride through the sparkling winter wonderland that is the Crave podcast.
Happy listening, reindeer geeks!
Join Chris Stevens, Rory Reid, Rupert Goodwins and Guy Cocker as they explore the latest developments in consumer tech and popular science. They discuss the violence surrounding the US Sony PlayStation 3 launch, cuss the Microsoft Zune to bits, and put the Nintendo Wii on trial.
They also take a look at the future of cooking with consoles, and ask if Chris Stevens should be shot for his outlandish decision to include Paris Hilton in a list of top ten girl geeks.
For all this and much more, much of it frankly very curious indeed, click here. -CS
This week we discuss iPods being used as Ouija boards, and debate the merits of a new videogame called Bully (aka Canis Canem Edit), in which you can beat up school children. We also scrutinise bio-mechanical body suits, and ask if CCTV cameras will eventually be equipped with weapons.
Finally, there's an update on the world of Blu-ray and a sneak preview of a design tool that lets you sketch furniture in mid-air.
Join Rory Reid, Chris Stevens, Rupert Goodwins and Guy Cocker as they explore the badlands of consumer tech and popular science. Click here to listen now.
It's time to clean out your ears and welcome in the next episode of the Crave Podcast, now live for your listening pleasure. However, Podcast 15 features some worrying material. You'll hear about cats on drugs and weeping fat boys. We're putting YouTube on trial and it's not a pretty sight.
Rory Reid, Chris Stevens, Andrew Lim and special guest star Rupert Goodwins also gaze into their crystal ball and ponder the future of television -- it turns out that new plasma you just bought is already obsolete.
If your mobile phone has ever run out of power at an inconvenient time then you won't want to miss this week's gadget hero, which is a phone with an unfeasibly long battery life.
Everybody's doing it, from government ministers to that guy in class who never utters a word -- blogs seem to have taken over the universe. In the latest Crave Podcast, Rory Reid, Chris Stevens and Rupert Goodwins put the blogosphere on trial. Are blogs an essential alternative news source and a massive tool for freedom of speech, or merely glorified diaries that make you reach for the snooze button?
News of Apple's latest launch hits the podwaves, and there are mixed views on Microsoft's choice of autumnal colours for its Zune. Rupert rants on Microsoft's DRM this week, and what Chuck D thinks of the matter -- if you can decipher the bleeps. The podcast's crystal ball looks to the future, and sees an intercontinental underground train travelling at ridiculous speeds under the Atlantic, but it gets more ridiculous when the topic turns to a device that lets fish navigate on dry land... WTF?
Confused? Intrigued? For all this, and more, download the latest episode from the Crave Podcast homepage. -KM
High definition is the phrase on everyone's lips at the moment, but the Crave team is unsure whether it's bovvered. In this week's podcast Rory Reid, Chris Stevens, Andrew Lim and Rupert Goodwins put high definition on trial. Do we want sharper, better pictures or are we getting too much detail? Do we really want to see every pit on Brad Pitt's face?
The podcast also covers hot issues including the Sony PS3 delay, Apple's new 24-inch iMac and the Samsung Blu-ray player, as well as drooling over the Dualit DAB radio, with its toaster-like chrome chassis.
For all this, and more, download the latest episode from the Crave Podcast homepage. -IM
It's a funny old world where children who can barely cross the road expect to have their own mobile phones. Rory Reid, Chris Stevens, Andrew Lim and Rupert Goodwins debate the merits of mobile youth in the latest Crave podcast.
Along they way they also examine strange mysteries such as Paris Hilton's new found business role on YouTube.com, consider the merits of the robot hose for firefighters and try to get their heads around a science project to develop unusually happy mice.
For all this and more download the latest episode from the Crave podcast home page. -MP
In the latest episode of the Crave podcast we put Google on trial, with Chris Stevens arguing that it's the Hannibal Lecter of the digital world, while Rory Reid acts in its defence, asking us to embrace Google for its pioneering spirit. The ultimate decision rests on Judge Andrew Lim's shoulders...
Also discussed in the podcast are the latest developments in cryogenics research, the link between iPods and street crime and the wonders of the gigantic Dell laptop. Forget Honey I Blew Up the Kid, this is 'Honey, I blew up the laptop'.
To find out the outcome of the Google trial and much, much more, download the podcast from the Crave Podcast homepage. -IM