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Technology is changing the way we live, work and play faster than anything we've ever known before. Smartphones have replaced computers and social media is altering the way we share information about ourselves and our interests.This podcast takes a look at different aspects of the technology industry in an effort to understand how and why it benefits you. Your hosts, Jeff and Shivali, have taken time out from their day job running Mirror.co.uk's Technology and Science desk to give you the inside track on all things tech. If you've got any suggestions for future topics, leave a review and let them know what you'd like to hear about. Subscribing will automatically get you all the upcoming episodes and don't forget to follow @MirrorTech (https://twitter.com/MirrorTech) on Twitter for even more technology and science news.
||CleanThe special edition science show||Future File has taken a bit of an indefinite hiatus recently - but we're back for a one-off special edition show all about science! Science continues to progress at breathtaking speed and making sense of it all can be a bit tricky. Technological a...||18 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe importance of privacy from the creator of the "anti-Facebook"||The fact that Facebook is hoarding your data is nothing new. But you may be surprised at just how nefarious the big blue social network has become. That's the message from Mark Weinstein, a privacy advocate.||10 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFIFA Ultimate Team and the rise of eSports||You may play video games. You may even be quite good at video games. But are you good enough to compete against thousands of other players for prize money that runs to millions of pounds? Video gaming has grown up and the result is “eSports” a nickn||27 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNetflix or Amazon Prime – which streaming service should you choose?||With a Netflix or Amazon Prime subscription under your belt, you need never worry about finding something to watch. Both services are pumping millions into developing exclusive content and offering features like 4K resolution or offline viewing. The c.||20 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll about apps||Mobile apps as we now know them have been around for almost a decade. Apple launched the App Store to accompany the iPhone in July 2008 with the grand total of 500 apps. Now it has over two million. There's more choice out there than ever before...||13 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFacebook fallout and the state of privacy on the social network||The Cambridge Analytica fallout is continuing for Facebook which this week released new information about the numbers involved in the data harvest. Chief technology officer Mike Schroeper also outlined new measures to limit data sharing with third-part.||6 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanParenting with technology: practical help or potential pitfall?||Children born today will have a completely different upbringing than any previous generation thanks the explosion of personal information technology. From the constant connectedness of smartphones and social media to a wealth of entertainment provided .||30 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe YouTube revolution||Since launching in February 2005, YouTube has become one of the biggest websites on the planet. Over a billion users spending hours each day watching and uploading content. The company, which was sold to Google in 2006 for $1.65 billion, has given ri||23 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 21st century 'space race' and what it'll be like to live on Mars||Space may be the final frontier but several private companies are making it their mission to turn space tourism into an affordable reality. SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic have poured millions of pounds into research and development, bringing w.||16 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe big news from Mobile World Congress 2018 - we talk Samsung, Sony and Nokia||Mobile World Congress is the giant Barcelona-based tech conference that runs for a few days at the end of every Feburary. It's a chance for industry types to mingle and journalists to get a look at some of the latest products. It's also the l...||2 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe video games we're looking forward to in 2018||Video games had a stellar year in 2017. The likes of Super Mario Odyssey, Horizon: Zero Dawn and Forza Motorsport 7 dominated the Switch, PS4 and Xbox One respectively. Meanwhile, smartphones continue to become better gaming devices with better graphi.||23 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's the best diet? Examining the science behind today's most popular health trends||If your New Year's resolution included trying out a new diet in a bid to get healthier then by now you're probably feeling the strain. To keep you on track, this week's Future File podcast is all about the science behind some of today...||16 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSex robots, dating apps and the science of love: Future File celebrates Valentine's Day||Is love anything more complex than chemical signals in the brain? Can human companionship ever be replaced by a sentient robot? These are just some of the questions puzzling Jeff Parsons and Shivali Best in this week's episode of our Future File p...||9 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe movie gadgets we wish were real||Many of the technologies we take for granted today owe their existence to the world of cinema. Inventors frequently cite Hollywood spectacle as the driving force behind creating some shiny new piece of tech. And as real-world equipment begins to match.||2 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat the hell is bitcoin, anyway?||Bitcoin is everywhere at the moment – but understanding what the so-called “cryptocurrency” is and how it works is no easy task. Created by a mysterious developer who uses the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, bitcoins exploded on to the financial scene||26 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeconstructing the Consumer Electronics Show 2018||Every year, hundreds of thousands of technology enthusiasts descend on Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show. It's a place where the great and the good of the technology industry have gathered each January since the 1960s. Alongside t...||19 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe future of TV and what broadcasters can do to keep current||Television viewing habits are changing at breakneck speed. In 2017 we have on-demand programming coupled with affordable tablet screens littering British homes. There's less emphasis on communal viewing but also a huge opportunity to embrace audie...||7 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs it time to buy a smartwatch?||Strapping a mini-computer to your wrist was once the realm of science fiction. Now, you can't walk down the street without spying an Apple Watch or a Fitbit band.These popular new gadgets offer an increasing number of features, including the abili...||30 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe smart speaker showdown as tech giants battle for control of your home||Technology companies are scrambling to win the war for your house.The Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple HomePod are examples of so-called "smart speakers" that answer questions, play music and in some cases even control other smart appliance...||10 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWill Apple's iPhone X be a triumph or a flop?||Apple has unveiled its long-awaited iPhone X, boasting a stunning all-screen display, wireless charging capability, and an incredibly powerful depth-sensing selfie camera that can capture your facial expressions in astonishing detail. The company also .||19 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat does the iPhone 8 have in store?||Perhaps more than any other gadget, the iPhone has changed our daily lives. And next week Apple is set to reveal the next generation of the smash hit product at the Apple Park campus in California.All signs point to a dramatic redesign as the technolog.||6 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Interesting Content Poor Sound
This first episode of The Future File from the Daily Mirror was actually very good. The speculation about Apple's new iPhone was presented very well by the two hosts. They were knowledgeable and articulate and I cannot fault their light but informative style. In fact the only thing that marred this promising new podcast was the sound quality. The mixing was fine and the microphones used captured both voices clearly. However the Mastering of the recording was nonexistent. The low frequency rumble that featured almost constantly through this episode nearly made it unlistenable. Almost certainly caused by acoustic feedback from standing waves in the room where recording took place. A low-pass filter applied to the rendered mix would have been an easy and quick fix. Ok, admittedly I am a sound engineer but my partner was in the car listening with me and she found it very hard to enjoy the show because of the booming effect. Anyone streaming it through a bass heavy home system would probably not have made it to the end. So for the next episode please consider having the recording Mastered before transmission (cheap) or install bass traps and acoustic baffles in the recording room (pricey).
I just want to state again how good the podcast was. I am certainly not criticising the presenters or the format and I am looking forward to the next (Mastered) episode .