OnePlus Nord, Acer Nitro 5 and extra – Pocket-lint Podcast 60





The Pocket-lint Podcast episode 61 is now available to stream and download.

This week, Rik joins host Stuart to talk all things Sky Q, as the media giant starts rolling out a wave of new features to its satellite boxes. Will it make TV viewing better.

Stuart also talks to the founder of Exeger, Giovanni Filli, who explains how his company has worked out how to print solar cells on devices – that way, they can be powered by light without the need for bulkier solar panels.

And finally, our contributing editor, Max, has been cycling around town on the VanMoof S3 e-bike and is here to tell us what it’s like and whether it really does make cycling any easier.

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Previous interviewees 

Check out the people we’ve interviewed on previous episodes of the Pocket-lint podcast:

Episode 61: 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.

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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.

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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.

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Episode 56: Rob Holmes, Roku 

Rik interviewed the VP of programming at Roku about the free Roku Channel and how streaming boomed during lockdown.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Episode 46: Spencer Hyman,

Stuart chatted with the co-founder of online chocolate store, about how the discovery of new products online can be made easier and better for consumers.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Episode 23: Paul Franklin, Dneg

We got an insight on Hollywood special effects and digital actors from Oscar-winner Franklin in a great interview.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Episode 9 – Swupnil Sahai, Swing

Swupnil Sahai explained all about his clever Apple Watch app, Swing, that tracks your tennis shots on court.

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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.

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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. 

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Episode 6 – Jack Dorsey, Twitter

Stuart interviewed Twitter and Square CEO, Jack Dorsey, during London Tech Week to talk about the future of cash.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Episode 2 – Julian Standford, Dolby

Pocket-lint contributor David Phelan interviewed Julian Stanford, the man responsible for Dolby Cinema in Europe

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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. 

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