(Pocket-lint) – The Pocket-lint Podcast episode 87 is now available to stream and download.
This week, there have been numerous rumours that LG could be exiting the mobile phone business or changing its approach. Pocket-lint’s senior news editor, Rik Henderson, joins Stuart to discuss.
We also chat with L’Oréal with the company’s global VP of L’Oreal’s Technology Incubator about personalised beauty tech, and how tech will change our approach to makeup and beauty in the future.
And finally, Pocket-lint’ editor Chris Hall has been playing with the Samsung Galaxy S21 range and joins the podcast to tell us whether they are any good.
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Episode 85: Dr Christophe Ramstein, Noveto Systems
We talked with Noveto Systems, a company that has created a ground-breaking new technology – SoundBeaming. It projects sound from outside a user’s ears without the need to wear any physical device and without disturbing people nearby. We found out how it works, what the implications are, and how headphones could soon become a thing of the past.
Episode 84: Rob Mouser, Andersen EV
Stuart caught up with Andersen EV, a company that makes smart home charging boxes for your electric car. He found out what efforts are being made to make home charging smartand more user-friendly.
Episode 83: Michael Leet, Dyson
Stuart talked Dyson’s Michael Leet about how the company equipped nine individuals in eight cities around the world to understand the global pandemic’s impact on individual exposure to air pollution.
Episode 82: Nick Forster, Overdrive
Stuart chatted with the general manager of Overdrive to find out more on how the company delivers digital books to libraries around the world and how reading habits are changing.
Episode 81: Greg Williams
We talked to the celebrity photographer about his Candid Photography Course. It promises to give people the right skills to take a great photo in any situation, anytime, so he also gave us a few top tips on smartphone photography.
Episode 80: Rapha Cohen, Waze
Stuart had a chat with the chief product officer at Waze about the future of the navigation app and how having thousands of people editing its maps on a daily basis can make the experience better.
Episode 79: Chris Plummer, Activision
Rik spoke with Activision’s vice president of mobile to find out how Call of Duty: Mobile became such a huge success.
Episode 77: Luke Whittaker, Katherine Bidwell and John Lau, State of Play
We talked to app game developer State of Play about the company’s latest game, South of the Circle – which is exclusively available on Apple Arcade. The founders of the studio explained about the trials and tribulations of making the title, and how it even meant having to go Antarctica as part of the process.
Episode 76: Kyle Brown, Samsung
Stuart spoke with Samsung’s head of connected living to find out how Samsung plans to improve our lives beyond controlling smart lights.
Episode 74: Robert Karp, Codemasters
Rik interviewed the development director of Dirt 5 at Codemasters talk about the company’s new game and, specifically, how it runs on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
Episode 73: Philip Skogsberg, Challengermode
Stuart talked with the co-founder and head of product at Challengermode to find out how the grassroots esports company is working to make it easier for gamers to challenge others.
Episode 72: Steve Cottam, Antstream Arcade
We talked to the founder of Antstream Arcade, a retro gaming streaming service that will let you play classic games, including those you remember on the Amiga and Commodore 64, on your PC, Mac, console or phone.
Episode 71: Ethan Kaplan, Fender
Stuart spoke with the general manager for digital at Fender to find out how to people can learn musical instruments online.
Episode 70: Jamie Hindhaugh, BT Sport
Rik had a good chat with to the COO of BT Sport about the company’s expansion of its streaming app ahead of the new Premier League season.
Episode 68: Laurel Christensen, GN Hearing
Stuart talked to the chief audiology officer at GN Hearing, the world’s leading hearing aid maker, where he found out how the company is developing its tech to deliver better, clearer sound for the hearing impaired.
Episode 67: Laz Tyrekidis, Aristocracy London
We met up with the founder of Aristocracy London, to talk about how the traditional tailor brand has turned to technology to make sure your next suit fits.
Episode 66: David Alexander, Specialized
Stuart spoke with the category lead of Turbo at Specialized about the company’s e-Bike range.
Episode 65: Chris Sheldrick, What3Words
We talked to the co-founder and CEO of What3Words about the company’s extraordinary system for mapping the world.
Episode 64: Zeena Quershi, Sonantic
Stuart talks to the co-founder of AI voice technology company Sonantic, Zeena Quershi, about creating a voice AI that can cry
Episode 63: Daniel Mansson, Flow
Stuart talked to the founder of Flow, a drug-free treatment for depression comprising of a brain stimulation headset and an app therapy program about how the new technology can help people suffering from depression.
Episode 62: Nick Holroyd, Ineos Team UK
Stuart spoke with the technical director and chief designer for America’s Cup team Ineos about how it uses data to help bring home a victory in the world’s oldest international sporting event.
Episode 61: Giovanni Filli, Exeger
Stuart spoke with the founder of startup Exeger who explained how his company can print solar cells on devices – that way, they can be powered by light without the need for bulkier solar panels.
Episode 60: Samuel Raciti, Bolt
Stuart talked to the UK boss of Bolt as the Britain entered the trial phase of eScooters hitting the country’s streets.
Episode 58: Andrew Elia, BAFTA games panel member
After news broke that Bose pulled out of the augmented reality market, it was fitting that Stuart interviewed a BAFTA games voting panel member about the future of AR in general.
Episode 57: Dave Coplin
We interviewed the former Microsoft chief envisioning officer who detailed the future of working remotely and education in a post coronavirus world.
Episode 56: Rob Holmes, Roku
Rik interviewed the VP of programming at Roku about the free Roku Channel and how streaming boomed during lockdown.
Episode 55: Giles Martin, Sonos
The world-renowned music producer and Sonos’ sound experience leader spoke with Rik about the Sonos Arc, the complexities of mixing music in Dolby Atmos, and how the best sound equipment should fade into the background.
Episode 54: Tim Doubleday, Vicon
We spoke with the entertainment product manager at Vicon about how the world of motion capture is changing the way movies and games are created.
Episode 53: Estelle Rubio
Stuart talked to the music producer, remixer and singer/songwriter to find out some of the technology tricks available to make music sound better.
Episode 52: Jean-Baptiste Fontes, inventor
Stuart spoke with to the inventor of a new desk lamp that can help dyslexic sufferers read normally for the first time.
Episode 51: Genevieve Bell, leading anthropologist and Intel
Stuart talked with the anthropologist, distinguished professor at the Australian National University and vice president of Intel about how we’re changing the way we interact with tech. She also explained what coming out of lockdown means and how we could use contact tracing to make that a reality.
Episode 50: Patrick Dorsey, Intel, and Jason Mitchell, Accenture
As part of Pocket-lint’s sustainability month, we talked with Intel and Accenture about how they are working with the Sulubaaï Environmental Foundation to monitor coral reefs using AI.
Episode 49: Louise Koch, Dell
Stuart caught up with Dell’s head of international sustainability to talk about how the company approaches eco-friendliness with its products. They also talked about Dell’s plans for the future, and how it is already changing the way the company builds and designs its computers.
Episode 48: Andrew Hurst and Krzysztof Meinicke, Resideo
Continuing our sustainability month, Stuart chatted with Resideo, the new home for Honeywell home products, about how smart heating can save you bundles, while helping the planet by lowering your energy consumption.
Episode 47: Stephen Prior, Forest Carbon
As part of Pocket-lint’s sustainability month, we spoke with the co-founder of Forest Carbon about how we can all plant many more trees to offset our carbon footprints and help save the planet.
Episode 46: Spencer Hyman, Cocoarunners.com
Stuart chatted with the co-founder of online chocolate store, Cocoarunners.com about how the discovery of new products online can be made easier and better for consumers.
Episode 45: Peter Virk, Land Rover
We caught up with Jaguar Land Rover’s connected car director at CES earlier this year to talk about the new Land Rover Defender why you’ll need your car to have not one but two SIM cards in it.
Episode 44: Peter Mühlmann, Trustpilot
Stuart spoke with the founder and CEO Trustpilot about the importance of customer reviews online, how his company makes sure the reviews are real, and to get some tips in spotting a fake reviews over real.
Episode 43: Alex Evans, Media Molecule
Rik chatted with one of the driving forces behind one of our favourite games of all time, LittleBigPlanet, about his latest game: Dreams. He revealed why it is one of the most ambitious PS4 projects of all time, and why it’s great for young and old.
Episode 42: Marius Lang, Lego
We caught up with Lego’s head of marketing in the UK and Ireland, Marius Lang, to talk about the company’s Hidden Side augmented reality sets, the future of Lego and whether there will be a Lego Movie 3.
Episode 41: Graham Wheeler, HTC
Rik hooked up with HTC Europe’s general manager, Graham Wheeler, to talk about the expansion of the HTC Vive Cosmos headset range, how virtual reality is growing in general, and future plans for the firm at the heart of it.
Episode 40: Jonathan Beard
Stuart chatted to the renowned movie and TV orchestrator and composer, Jonathan Beard, who has worked on plenty of top-notch series, including The Mandalorian, The Walking Dead, and The Handmaid’s Tale. He has a lot to say on how technology has changed the film and TV music business.
Episode 39: Dugald Macdonald and Peter Husemeyer, Sportable
Stuart met with the duo behind high-performance, real-time 3D sports tracking and data company Sportable to discuss how the company’s technology helps improve rugby and other sports, for players, coaches and fans alike.
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.