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Recent Episodes of The PC Pro Podcast


Episode 694: Introducing the Copilot+ PC

Episode 694: Introducing the Copilot+ PC

The team explores Microsoft’s new Arm-based, AI-focused vision for Windows PCs; we also discuss the postponement of the UK landline switch-off, and ask how worried we should be about old web pages dropping offline. Our Hot Hardware candidate is the Pixel 8a, the cheaper, smaller version of Google’s flagship smartphone.

Episode 23 May 2024 59m and 29s


Episode 693: Google talks AI (just for a change), plus some intriguing leaks from Dell

Episode 693: Google talks AI (just for a change), plus some intriguing leaks from Dell

The team discusses the latest announcements from Google’s I/O conference, leaked details of upcoming ARM-based Windows laptops and OpenAI’s new smarter-than-ever large language model. Our Hot Hardware candidate is Barry’s brand-new 13in iPad Pro – the latest M4 model with all the trimmings.

Episode 16 May 2024 1h, 6m and 31s


Episode 692: Super-slim iPads, and @jack says bye bye to BlueSky

Episode 692: Super-slim iPads, and @jack says bye bye to BlueSky

The team discusses Apple’s new M4-powered iPads, Ofcom’s proposals to keep kids safe online and Jack Dorsey’s quiet departure from the Twitter rival he founded. Our Hot Hardware candidate is the Pokit Pro, a handy Bluetooth tool that serves as a multimeter, oscilloscope and more.

Episode 9 May 2024 1h, 5m and 17s


Episode 691: Cracking down on crackable passwords, plus a touch of Vertigo

Episode 691: Cracking down on crackable passwords, plus a touch of Vertigo

The team discusses new UK legislation that outlaws insecure default passwords, questions Google’s enormous payments to Apple and learns very little from Tim’s trip to Hungary. Our Hot Hardware candidate is the Lenovo Legion Go, a handheld gaming PC that runs full Windows.

Episode 2 May 2024 1h, 1m and 33s


Episode 690: Barry gets shirty with Photoshop, while TikTok could be banned

Episode 690: Barry gets shirty with Photoshop, while TikTok could be banned

The team discusses the latest generative AI features added to Photoshop, considers the prospect of a US-wide ban on TikTok and revisits the eternal debate as to whether 8GB of RAM is enough for a laptop. Our Hot Hardware candidate is the Passmark USB Power Delivery Tester, a clever tool that measures just how many watts your USB power supply is really putting out.

Episode 25 April 2024 56m and 50s


Episode 689: Never mind AI PCs, we’ve got smart NPCs

Episode 689: Never mind AI PCs, we’ve got smart NPCs

The team discusses new adverts popping up in Windows, an attempted deepfake attack on LastPass and the latest AI gaming innovations from Nvidia. Our Hot Hardware candidate is the Asus RT-AX57 Go, a fully functional Wi-Fi 6 router that fits in your pocket.

Episode 18 April 2024 1h, 4m and 16s


Episode 688: New Google projects, AI and more, live from the departure lounge

Episode 688: New Google projects, AI and more, live from the departure lounge

The team discusses Google’s new video presentation tool, AI-based exam marking and how the UK police plan to use facial recognition to crack down on shoplifting. Our Hot Hardware candidate is the Gurgle Apps Wi-Fi Word Clock, a fun and (just about) practical project based on the Raspberry Pi Pico W.

Episode 11 April 2024 1h, 3m and 27s


Episode 687: Hacking hotel door locks, Spotify's price rise and why Samsung's Bixby lives on.

Episode 687: Hacking hotel door locks, Spotify's price rise and why Samsung's Bixby lives on.

The team refuses to talk AI this week, instead focusing on a hack that bypasses hotel door locks, the latest Spotify price rises and why Samsung believes that Bixby is still worth backing. Plus, how much it costs to keep Windows 10 running, 20 years of Gmail and Barry tries to convince the panel that a pair of smart glasses should be Hot Hardware of the Week.

Links mentioned in this week's episode:
https://predr.ag/blog/wifi-only-works-when-its-raining/
https://ee.co.uk/smart-tech/smart-tech/tcl-nextwear-s-plus

And finally, our thanks to Nick Gassman for his much-needed help...

Episode 4 April 2024 57m and 52s


Episode 686: Microsoft AI Surface, Oregon’s Right-To-Repair and X prepares to unleash Grok.

Episode 686: Microsoft AI Surface, Oregon’s Right-To-Repair and X prepares to unleash Grok.

The team discusses Microsoft's Surface devices with AI capabilities, Oregon's new right-to-repair legislation, Affinity software's acquisition by Canva and X’s upcoming chatbot, Grock. Our Hot Hardware candidate is Seagate's 20TB Exos X20 enterprise hard drive.

To get your hands on a signed copy of Stuart Turton's latest book - The Last Murder at the End of the World - click this link to the Waterstones bookshop.

Episode 28 March 2024 1h, 4m and 11s


Episode 685: More AI machinations, and Lee talks plastics

Episode 685: More AI machinations, and Lee talks plastics

The team discusses Microsoft’s appointment of a new CEO of AI, the shocking story of a SIM-swapper and the truth about recyclable plastic packaging. Our Hot Hardware candidate is the HP Spectre Fold 17, a tablet-cum-laptop with a huge folding screen that can be yours for just cough-mumble pounds.

Episode 685 21 March 2024 1h, 7m and

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