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(Pocket-lint) – The Pocket-lint Podcast episode 95 is now available to stream and download.

Google has announced a new version of its Nest Hub, a replacement for the 7-inch Google Home Hub that launched three years ago. Pocket-lint’s editor, Chris Hall, joins the podcast to explain how the new model can track your sleep by radar and more besides. 

Meanwhile, Stuart talks to the director of technology at EPOS, the high-end audio brand born out of Sennheiser. They discuss future audio trends, including how we’ll interact with music and voice assistants, plus the use of audio in healthcare over the next decade. 

Finally, Chris returns to give us his verdict on the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G, the latest device in one of Samsung’s most popular smartphone ranges. Is it any good?

You can listen to the latest episode below – along with previous instalments – and also find out how to subscribe to the Pocket-lint Podcast via Acast here.

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Previous interviewees 

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

Episode 94: Samo Login

Stuart caught up with the couple behind the Talking Tom Cat phenomenon that took the world by storm over a decade ago. It made the creators one of Europe’s richest couples. How did they manage to pull of such success and what are they doing now?

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Episode 93: Sarah Ellis, The Royal Shakespeare Company

We chatted with the director of digital development at The RSC about a new, tech-filled live performance inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We found out about its use of motion capture and other interesting innovations.

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Episode 92: Pia Bretschneider, Ionity

Stuart spoke with the UK country manager at EV charging company Ionity about the future of topping up our electric cars on the go.

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Episode 91: Jai Thampi, Schneider Electric 

We talked with the man responsible for strategy and innovation at Schneider Electric on the future of powering our homes.

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Episode 90: Will Carling

As the 2021 Six Nations Rugby Championship kicked off, Stuart chatted with former England rugby captain Will Carling about how the use of tech and stats is changing the way we watch and play the game.

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Episode 89: Bhavya Gohil, Square Off

Stuart talked to the co-founder of Square Off, a tech start-up based in Mumbai that’s aiming to connect the world through its smart and evolved board games. What’s the future of connected physical games, like chess?

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Episode 88: Dr Adel Laoui, NeuTigers

Stuart then talks with NeuTigers, an artificial intelligence company spun out of Princeton University that is working on an app that can detect COVID-19 using Edge AI and data derived from a wearable device.

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Episode 87: Guive Balooch, L’Oréal

Stuart chatted 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

Listen now

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Episode 66: David Alexander, Specialized

Stuart spoke with the category lead of Turbo at Specialized about the company’s e-Bike range.

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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.

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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

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Listen now

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.

Listen now

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.

Listen now

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.

Listen now

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.

Listen here

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.

Listen now 

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.

Listen now

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.

Listen now

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.

Listen now

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.

Listen now

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.

Listen now

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.

Listen now

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.

Listen now

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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The Pixel 6 may get an under-display fingerprint scanner

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(Pocket-lint) – An Android 12 beta seems to have leaked a brand new function presumably coming to Google’s next smartphone.

According to developer kdrag0n, it reportedly contains proof that Google is planning an under-display fingerprint scanner for the Pixel 6. He seen a reference to ‘UdfpsControllerGoogle’ in code from the second Android 12 developer preview, which is a beta model of the software program for builders. Android 12 is the subsequent main replace to Android, however it’s not anticipated till later this 12 months.

The “Udfps” is for “under-display fingerprint scanner”. It was talked about as a part of a com.google.android.systemui path, which, as XDA Developers claimed, suggests it’s being developed for a Pixel cellphone, particularly. It’s not merely a sign of official assist for under-display scanners in Android 12. That stated, because the function is buried in beta code, it might by no means come to fruition.

While Google isn’t assured to launch its subsequent Pixel cellphone with an under-display fingerprint scanner, a earlier Android 12 developer preview additionally hinted Pixel telephones will assist a solution to unlock units that makes use of facial recognition and an under-screen fingerprint scanner. 

Android 12 likely won’t release for consumers until September 2021, so we suspect many more upcoming features will surface from the betas in the coming months, perhaps even more proof of an under-display fingerprint scanner.

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OnePlus 9 collection launch: How to look at it and what to anticipate

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(Pocket-lint) – The OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, and OnePlus 9R are all set to reach in mid-March. Here is how one can watch their launch occasion. We additionally element what to anticipate, as a result of, in addition to the 2 flagships and cheaper telephone, there’s a fourth machine anticipated to look.

When is the OnePlus 9 collection launch? 

The OnePlus 9 collection launch occasion is scheduled for Tuesday 23 March 2021 at 7am PDT (10am EDT/2pm GMT). Below you will discover a handful of different timezones, so remember to mark your calendar and comply with the steps under for the best way to really watch the occasion:

  • New York – 10am EDT
  • San Francisco – 7am PDT
  • London – 2pm GMT
  • Central Europe – 3pm CEST
  • New Delhi – 7:30pm IST
  • Tokyo – 11pm JST 
  • Sydney – 1am AEST 24 March 2021

How to look at the occasion

The occasion will likely be streamed on the OnePlus website in addition to the OnePlus YouTube channel. You can watch it through the video hosted above.

What to anticipate from the launch

Here’s all the things OnePlus will doubtless announce throughout its occasion…

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OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro

OnePlus not too long ago sent out an invitefor 8 March, the place it introduced a three-year partnership with Hasselblad, while additionally revealing the launch date of the OnePlus 9 collection: 23 March. OnePlus did not say what number of units could be revealed on 23 March, however rumours recommend we’ll see the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, which comply with up on the OnePlus 8T and OnePlus Nord collection.

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OnePlus 9R

OnePlus is engaged on its OnePlus 9 collection, with each an ordinary OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro having leaked closely during the last couple of months. There’s one other machine that is additionally been doing the rounds, although: the OnePlus 9R. This machine was additionally known as the OnePlus 9E and the OnePlus 9 Lite previously, but it surely’s now been confirmed – by OnePlus CEO’s – because the OnePlus 9R. 

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OnePlus Watch

The OnePlus smartwatch has one thing of an extended historical past. Until 2019, it was a “will they, won’t they” hearsay that trundled alongside for years. But with the corporate confirming the watch is being put into manufacturing, it is now greater than hearsay. 

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The finest Beats headphones 2021: Which must you select?

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(Pocket-lint) – Beats has one of many world’s most recognisable manufacturers regardless of nonetheless being comparatively younger. Apple’s now owned the model for an excellent few years, although, and its guardian firm has had a giant affect on the tech getting used within the headphones, in addition to its newer designs. 

With fairly a wide array of headphones obtainable throughout all totally different matches, whether or not over-ear, on-ear or in-ear, deciding which pair is finest for you is usually a bit difficult. Luckily for you, we have damaged down each Beats headphone obtainable immediately, overlaying dimension, options and worth.

Quick abstract

There are eight pairs of Beats headphones obtainable, comprising two pairs of over-ears, three pairs of on-ears and three pairs of in-ears.

  • Beats Studio 3 Wireless are an over-ear design and may join wirelessly to your cell machine. They’re obtainable in a spread of colors, have energetic noise cancellation expertise and the brand new W1 chip.
  • Beats Solo Pro characteristic an on-ear design, however with a extra premium design than its predecessor, the Studio 3’s ANC engine, up to date H1 Chip and nice battery life. 
  • Beats Solo 3 Wireless are an on-ear design, characteristic the brand new W1 chip to immediately connect with your iPhone.
  • Beats EP are on-ears and the most cost effective Beats headphones connecting through wire. 
  • Beats Flex are wi-fi pair of in-ear headphones with a neckband and have the W1 chip. 
  • Powerbeats 4 are sports-orientated in-ear wi-fi headphones, with the H1 chip and an ear-hook design.
  • Powerbeats Pro are, primarily, a real wi-fi model of the Powerbeats 4 however with an improved design and the identical inner tech because the Apple AirPods. 
  • urBeats are typical in-ear headphones.
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Beats Studio 3 Wireless

Chunky headphones that convey highly effective sound.

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The Beats Studio 3 Wireless are an over-ear headphone design that encapsulates your complete ear contained in the ear cup. This design helps to dam out exterior noises, though it is aided additional by energetic noise cancellation (ANC). This new ANC is totally different to earlier iterations, in that it always adjusts its frequency to match the sound of your atmosphere, making it extra versatile.

The built-in rechargeable battery can final over 22 hours, and the light-weight construct mixed with the comfortable supplies used will imply you may wish to maintain them in your head for so long as doable. There are controls on the headphones themselves to skip tracks, change quantity and settle for telephone calls. 

The Beats Studio should not simply one of the iconic pairs of Beats headphones obtainable, however one of the iconic pairs of headphones full cease. Soundwise, they’re bassy (as you’d count on), however the complete nature of the audio profile appears to have shifted to make it extra refined. They can go loud and onerous, and the addition of energetic noise cancellation ought to solely assist focus you on the music. 

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Beats Solo Pro

Great for individuals who need smaller headphones.

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Beats Solo Pro is a pair of headphones that takes the smarts and noise cancelling of the Studio 3 and places them in a smaller, on-ear pair of headphones. It’s arguably the most effective pair of wi-fi headphones Beats has made so far. 

The headphones themselves characteristic a premium anodised aluminium arm that slides easily out and in of the headscarf, whereas the ear cups have reminiscence foam-stuffed padding. It provides extra floor contact than its predecessor, due to a redesign and new supplies. The ear cups are mounted on arms in a method that permits them to maneuver and angle freely to suit every consumer. 

There’s no choice to make use of a wired reference to the Solo Pro, and you should use a Lightning cable to cost them, however they’re nonetheless a implausible pair of on ears. They’re comfy, final ages on a full cost and sound implausible. 

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Beats Solo 3 Wireless

A strong set of over-ear cans.

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The Solo 3 Wireless have been launched across the identical time because the iPhone 7 and include Apple’s W1 wirless chip. It guarantees larger battery life, a larger Bluetooth vary and improved connectivity choices for iPhone customers.

Touch-sensitive controls are current on the left ear cup for skipping tracks and altering quantity. Beats claims as much as 40 hours of life – they usually do final so lengthy – however naturally you may also plug in a 3.5mm cable for a wired connection to your telephone. Or cost them up for 5 minutes to get three hours of playback time.

In phrases of sound they’re very a lot a pair of Beats headphones, meaning bass in your face. But they do bass very nicely. So should you’re after a strong but transportable pair of headphones, the Solo 3s are for you. 

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Beats EP

A pleasant easy approach to get Beats branding with a decrease price.

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The Beats EP symbolize one of the reasonably priced methods to get your ears on Beats headphones. They are an on-ear pair of headphones, and join through a standard cable, no Bluetooth wi-fi right here. Beats says the EP headphones have been tuned to breed sound “the way it was meant to be heard”. 

They’re designed for portability and as such, have a light-weight, chrome steel body and include a carry pouch. The cable has a RemoteTalk unit which is appropriate with iOS gadgets to take calls and management your music. 

They’re a classy pair of headphones that may little doubt present the signature, bass-heavy Beats sound and will probably be superb for anybody on the lookout for an reasonably priced headphone improve for his or her telephone. 

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Beats Flex

Amazing funds wi-fi audio.

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Beats Flex are a welcome replace to the formulation laid out by Beats X, and are among the finest funds wi-fi earbuds round, with a neckband design.

They’re comfy to put on and actually mild, and are available some enjoyable colors, whereas working beautifully with iOS like many of the Beats lineup now, on this case due to the older W1 chip on board. You get 12 hours of battery life, which is basically spectacular for the value, they usually’re actually nice for a busy life-style. If you need some Beats with out breaking the financial institution, these are the apparent resolution. 

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Powerbeats 4

Solid older earbuds for operating.

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Sports headphones want to remain snugly slot in your ears, present an excellent sound high quality to maintain you motivated and be weatherproof. Fortunately, the Powerbeats 4 tick all these bins – updating the design of the wired Powerbeats line to match the Powerbeats Pro under. 

The Powerbeats 4 have an ear hook fashion match, which makes certain they keep on your ears whenever you’re exercising and include three pairs of ear ideas to make sure a good slot in your ears. The size of the neck cable could be adjusted so you haven’t any further slack flailing about whenever you’re operating they usually’re waterproof, sweat proof and climate proof.

The H1 chip means they connect with your iPhone straight away and the built-in battery lasts as much as 15 hours on a single cost. The sound they produce is large and highly effective, and naturally, has loads of bass. When it involves exercises although, bass is usually a good factor to maintain you pumping. However they are not essentially going to be the most effective pair to make use of for on a regular basis listening. 

The Powerbeats 4 are the best companion for exercises. Their wi-fi and light-weight design, H1 chip for longer battery life and an excellent Bluetooth vary, and fascinating sound will maintain you going for longer. 

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Beats Powerbeats Pro

Amazing true wi-fi earbuds, these are perfect for exercising in.

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Beats has an alternative choice that loses the wire fully, although, leading to an excellent higher pair of earphones that offer you full freedom when operating or within the health club – they’re unashamedly workout-orientated with the distinctive earhooks, however can simply be used for common listening.

They’re based mostly on the identical expertise because the Apple AirPods, however are as a substitute sweatproof and waterproof. They’re extraordinarily mild in your ears and are available a charging case.

You get tremendous sound throughout the spectrum, however you do not really feel like they’re urgent into your ear – you do not have to get an entire seal. They’re not noise isolating, so do not count on that. Battery life is sensible with 9 hours of fixed listening, whilst you can cost them twice over once more from the case. 

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urBeats

A easy set of earbuds that sound respectable.

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The urBeats are a standard pair of Beats in-ear headphones. The supply basic Beats design in a spread of colors, and are wired with a 3.5mm headphone connector, so you’ll be able to plug them into your telephone.

The urBeats supply a cable mic for taking calls, in addition to providing in-line controls. The supply of the music is classically Beats, with loads of bass. 

Writing by Dan Grabham. Editing by Max Freeman-Mills.





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