Crossed Wires

Crossed Wires

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Two guys, two platforms, one faith. A tech podcast with a Christian twist.
Short Circuits 008 - Apple’s October 30th Event
Nov 3 • 74 min
Recorded on Tuesday 30th October 2018 Mere hours after Apple’s special event, James is joined by Jonathan to discuss the new MacBook Air, Mac Mini and iPads Pro. We hope you enjoy this episode, please send over your feedback and leave us a review in…
029: Chips In Everything
Oct 31 • 83 min
Recorded on Sunday 28th October, 2018 James and Oli discover the real story behind the Chinese chips in all the servers, or at least discuss the claims made by Bloomberg about SuperMicro's server boards. We also look at: the impact the iPod has had on…
028: Tea Time
Sep 30 • 112 min
Recorded on 26th Septemnerb 2018 James and Oli are joined by new friend Josh, a second year computer-science student, to discuss: new iPhones, Amazon’s range of new devices, what rights you have to your purchased digital media, and most importantly, tea!…
Short Circuits 007 - DJI Ronin S with Cornelius & Stephen
Sep 22 • 62 min
Recorded on 8th September 2018 Cornelius joins James and Stephen, along with contributions from Oli and Miriam, to talk about the DJI Ronin S, some camera news and general video stuff. We even put together a quick video to show you some of what the Ronin…
027: Unplugged
Aug 31 • 37 min
Recorded on Monday 27th August 2018 After a busy few months, Oli and James take things down a more chilled route for a shorter episode. We discuss electronic quizzes, The Chuckle Brothers, Facebook’s grip and even how cooking sausages can glorify God. We…
026: Various Kinds of Engineering
Jul 31 • 99 min
Recorded on 27th July 2018 James and Oli talk about beer-tasting AI, iOS 12’s new ‘Listen Live’ feature for the AirPods, the saga of the new 2018 MacBook Pros, Microsoft’s new Surface Go, some cool new bike lights, and then take a deep dive into the…
025: Lead Us Not Into YouTube
Jul 1 • 99 min
Recorded on 27th June 2018 Oli and James are joined by special guest Stephen to discuss photography, the Sony A7 mark 3, new EU copyright laws, Apple’s latest public betas, the repair program for MacBook keyboards and then we take a deep-dive into what…
Short Circuits 006 - WWDC Thoughts with Jonathan Bloom
Jun 8 • 80 min
A very much not so short circuit for you this time. We’ve just had Apple’s annual WWDC Keynote. James is joined by fellow podcaster and Fireside.fm user, Jonathan Bloom, to review the key points of Apple’s latest software announcements. We hope you enjoy…
024: We’ve Updated Our Privacy Policy
May 31 • 96 min
Recorded on 25th May 2018 It’s Benjamin’s last episode with us for a while, so what better than to get into a deep discussion about what GDPR means for our privacy, how we get drawn into social media, look back at the 20th anniversary of the original…
Short Circuits 005 - Joel Drapper on Privacy & Security
May 12 • 58 min
On the back of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica breaches, James sits down with longtime friend of the show, Joel Drapper, to have a good long talk about all things privacy and security. We chat about what went wrong with Facebook’s privacy and how…
023: Coffee Powered Podcasting
Apr 30 • 97 min
Recorded on Friday 27th April, 2018: With Benjamin being unwell and unable to record this episode, Oli steps into the fray to record with James. We talk about smartphone and social media addiction, Apple’s focus on pro-customers, their right to refuse…
Short Circuits 004 - Matt Shaefer on YouTube & Vade
Apr 28 • 33 min
James is joined by YouTuber Matt Schaefer, who has spent many years producing a range of different content; most notably is range of tech videos. We talk about how Matt got started in YouTube, how he deals with the diverse range of comments and he feels…
Short Circuits 003 - Dan Wood on the Amiga
Apr 10 • 51 min
Taking a trip down memory lane, James talks with Dan Wood from The Retro Hour podcast about all things Amiga. We discuss what the Amiga was, go through the various models that were released, discuss why the Amiga ultimately failed and then look at ways to…
022: Convenient Host Delivery
Apr 1 • 127 min
Recorded on Sunday 11th March, 2018 Getting ready for Benjamin to take some time off in a few months, we order a new co-host and find his delivery to be incredibly speedy. Please join us in welcoming Oli to the team! In a bumper episode we discuss why Oli…
Short Circuits 002 - Austin Braun on Space
Mar 15 • 27 min
Hot on the back of the warp trail of episode 22, James talks to Austin Braun about space and the future of exploration. We cover the amazing Falcon Heavy launch, the experience of watching a launch, the size of the Saturn V, what long-term space travel…
Short Circuits 001 - Cornelius Franklin on Videography
Mar 8 • 32 min
In our first episode of ‘Short Circuits’, our new interview style content, James talks to Cornelius about shooting video with an iPhone, the differences between shooting with a smartphone and a traditional camera, and we look forward to 8K content and the…
021: These Are The Voyages
Feb 28 • 60 min
Cheesy podcast opens… the final frontier. We’re back for our latest episode following the launch of the Falcon Heavy with a Tesla Roadster onboard, the launch of the HomePod and the marks being made in many different ways. We then go for a space walk to…
020: Meltdown!
Jan 31 • 92 min
In our latest episode we actually have some up-to-date news and cover the recent Meltdown & Spectre CPU flaws as well as talking about the iPhone battery performance throttling issues, and the cool stuff from CES. You’ll also get to hear a bit about our…
019: The Internet
Dec 31, 2017 • 62 min
For our first episode of 2018, we spend some time talking about the morality of the internet and how, as Christians, we should be using the great tools available to us.Links:Lansdowne Church: Gareth’s talk on technologyLazy Game Reviews -…
018: I Think We’re A Clone Now
Nov 30, 2017 • 101 min
No, we’re not experimenting in creating a clone army. We’re back with our latest episode just after the horrors of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We talk about the Surface Book 2, the iPhone X, the issues around Android software updates and take a look at…
017: Captain’s Log
Oct 31, 2017 • 63 min
We’re back! After a very busy month we’ve been able to get together and record a new episode with 100% more Star Trek jokes. We talk about James not getting a new iPhone, Benjamin thinking of moving to Android and question some of the decisions made…
016: Meeting at Apple’s Place
Sep 25, 2017 • 60 min
It wouldn’t be an Apple event without James and Benjamin diving in to direct the announcements and bring their own views on what Apple revealed. This is an unashamedly tech episode, though we do slip a tiny bit of ethics in.Links:Apple Events - Keynote…
015: Functioning Like a Carrot
Sep 13, 2017 • 75 min
In this snap-happy episode of Crossed Wires, we take a look at the world of photography after a sunrise trip to the beautiful Durdle Door on the Jurassic Coast. We also explore what the photographs you share say about your character and your faith as well…
014: Pirates off the Starboard Bow
Aug 25, 2017 • 71 min
Yo ho ho! As promised in our last episode, we be talking about piracy this week. We discuss the scripture that gives a very clear view of what piracy equates to and why we’re called to act differently. We also have a quick dip into the backup…
013: Translation Issues
Aug 11, 2017 • 66 min
After a well deserved break in Italy, Benjamin returns to join James to discuss technology, Italian toilets, and the good things to come out of Apple and Microsoft - add a liberal amount of passionate ranting from Benjamin about the iPad Pro and you get…
012: Two Brits, A Texan & A Secure Vault
Jul 24, 2017 • 63 min
A very special edition of Crossed Wires finds James sans Benjamin, but joined by listenerJeremy Petticrew and special guest Will Moore from AgileBits, the makers of 1Password. We talk a lot about 1Password; what it is, why you should use it and some great…
011: Batteries Are Included
Jul 19, 2017 • 65 min
In this week’s show, James and Benjamin talk about PlayStation VR, do a very poor MST3K impression over the trailer for Anthem and then go into the wonderful world of battery-tech and what the future may hold. Benjamin also shares his thoughts on his…
010: New & Shiny
Jul 3, 2017 • 91 min
With a brand new opening theme, a nearly new sofa and lots of new tech to talk about Benjamin and James are back after a short break to discuss the behemoth events from WWDC and Microsoft’s Xbox event at E3. There’s also a discussion about the need for…
009: The Greater Good?
Jun 12, 2017 • 75 min
Recorded on Thursday 1st June 2017 Apologies for the delay in this latest episode, life has gotten in the way! Benjamin and James have a good cry over the WannaCry exploit, discuss some deep moral issues, the new Surface Pro and Samsung’s easily fooled…
008: These Are The Droids You’re Looking For
May 14, 2017 • 63 min
Recorded on Star Wars Day 2017, Benjamin and James spend some talking about their favourite Star Wars films and then get into some discussions of the ongoing fight against the Empire - just who the Empire actually is can’t be agreed upon.Links:Apple Has…
007: Do You Expect Us To Talk?
Apr 30, 2017 • 57 min
James and Benjamin are shaken, but not stirred, in our latest episode that may or may not have aa few references to a certain British spy. We discuss some rather nasty security issues, including the ShadowBrokers leak as well as the Puny Code phishing…
006: Anaestethic, Encryption, Samsung, and Ethics
Apr 10, 2017 • 60 min
Battling a rather nasty cold (or man flu) James and Benjamin cover some quite random topics and discuss the role of encryption and security in light of recent pushes by governments to stop end-to-end encryption. We also cover the Samsung Galaxy S8 and…
005: Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey
Mar 24, 2017 • 62 min
In this episode of Doctor Wh.. err Crossed Wires, Benjamin & James look back to the tech of their youths and then look forward to what they hope to see in the future with a few rather interesting detours along the way. Apologies for the slight echo in the…
004: The One With the Two Microsoft Ads
Mar 11, 2017 • 69 min
In our fourth episode: we try something different with the audio setup, talk about how not to let technology become an idol, cover some of the more interesting tech news and developments and comment on two very different Microsoft ads. James also starts…
003: The Rise of AI
Feb 17, 2017 • 63 min
After a slight delay due to work schedules, Benjamin and James gather again to discuss the crazy gaming rigs and other delights from January’s CES and then go on a deep and meaningful journey around AI’s role in our society. — Show Notes Coming Soon —
002: Farewells, Batteries and TouchBar thoughts.
Jan 2, 2017 • 60 min
Slightly delayed into 2017, the second episode of Crossed Wires is here. We talk about the sad passing of Carrie Fisher, share our thoughts on the new MacBook Pro with TouchBar, some more battery discussions and various other odd bits of tech news. Show…
001: Episode IV - A Hew Hope (in Christ)
Dec 10, 2016 • 47 min
In true Star Wars tradition, we’re starting our show with Episode IV. In this first episode we talk about the tech news from the last few months; notably the Samsung Note 7 fiasco and the two big events from Apple and Microsoft. We also talk about the…