Chips with everything - The Guardian

Chips with everything - The Guardian

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Why are people designing video games in war zones? How do you catch a catfisher? Can we trust AI lie detectors? Every week, Jordan Erica Webber is joined by experts to answer these questions on our digital culture podcast, Chips with Everything.


Gotta catch ‘em all … in your sleep: Chips with Everything podcast
Jun 17 • 23 min
The Pokémon Company has announced the 2020 launch of Pokémon Sleep, a mobile game that will reward users based on how well they slumber. Jordan Erica Webber looks at why sleep experts are worried about the idea. She is joined by Dale Berning Sawa and…
Cybersecurity and makeup tutorials: Chips with Everything podcast
Jun 10 • 19 min
Jordan Erica Webber chats to Addie Wagenknecht, who is using the YouTube algorithm to her advantage by teaching cybersecurity tips while reviewing beauty products. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Meeting your Islamophobic troll: Chips with Everything podcast
Jun 3 • 33 min
A couple of years ago, Hussein Kesvani started receiving anti-Islam messages from a Twitter account called True Brit. A few months later, he travelled to meet the man behind the account. Jordan Erica Webber chats to him about what that was like, as well…
Pocketful of data: Chips with Everything podcast
May 27 • 26 min
Jordan Erica Webber and Graihagh Jackson team up for the latest instalment of Science with Everything to look at the history and potential future of weather forecasting. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Technology is messing with our emotions: Chips with Everything podcast
May 20 • 25 min
Jordan Erica Webber chats to the authors of a new book which looks into why human emotions have changed so drastically in the last couple of centuries. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Becoming a modern-day cyborg: Chips with Everything podcast
May 13 • 27 min
Jordan Erica Webber talks to the co-host of Grindfest, a festival for which dozens of fans of a type of body modification called ‘grinding’ travelled to the Tehachapi mountains in California. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Google’s problem with AI and ethics: Chips With Everything podcast
May 6 • 22 min
After Google’s decision to scrap its new AI ethics council, Jordan Erica Webber revisits a Chips episode from last summer that looked at Google’s AI objectives. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Lost in a Good Game: Chips with Everything podcast
Apr 29 • 24 min
Jordan Erica Webber talks to psychologist Pete Etchells about his new book, which explores both his personal relationship with video games and how society views – and could learn to view – this form of entertainment.. Help support our independent…
The local crime story that went viral: Chips with Everything podcast
Apr 22 • 23 min
Jordan Erica Webber looks at a local crime brief that defied Facebook’s 2018 algorithm change, one that promised to transform users’ news feeds.. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Measuring your fashion footprint: Chips with Everything podcast
Apr 15 • 25 min
This week Jordan Erica Webber and Graihagh Jackson team up to examine the environmental price tag of the fast fashion phenomenon and explore how technology could hold the key to a more sustainable system. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Porn legislation and MEPs’ mistakes: Chips with Everything podcast
Apr 8 • 25 min
This week, Jordan Erica Webber catches up on recent internet-related laws that she fears are getting lost in the shadow of Brexit. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/chipspod">theguardian.com/chipspod</a>
How to catch a catfisher: Chips with Everything podcast
Apr 1 • 25 min
Jordan Erica Webber chats to Max Benwell about how he managed to track down the person using his photos to deceive women, and what happened when he got them on the phone. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Chips with Everything: bonus episode – podcast
Mar 27 • 19 min
Jordan Erica Webber is joined by the product manager for the Guardian Voice Lab about a new type of technology it has built. It’s called the Guardian Briefing. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
The early days of the world wide web: Chips with Everything podcast
Mar 25 • 25 min
Alex Hern speaks to Sir Tim Berners-Lee, 30 years after the computer engineer sent the proposal for what would become the world wide web. Jordan Erica Webber chats to Elle Hunt and Alex about their earliest memories of using the web. Help support our…
I’m a Barbie girl in a digital world: Chips with Everything podcast
Mar 18 • 26 min
To celebrate 60 years of Barbie, Jordan Erica Webber looks back at some of the key moments in the history of the world-famous doll, and examines how Barbie became a representative of the tech world. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
‘Hire some bloody women’, the gender data gap: Chips with Everything podcast
Mar 11 • 24 min
Jordan Erica Webber teams up with Nicola Davis to look at the gender data gap in both big tech and science, and the dangerous repercussions for women in a world built for men. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Rage against the machine: Chips with Everything podcast
Mar 4 • 21 min
Jordan Erica Webber talks to Douglas Rushkoff about his new book, Team Human, a call to arms for people to start working together. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/chipspod">theguardian.com/chipspod</a>
Making an influencer: Chips with Everything podcast
Feb 25 • 27 min
Jordan Erica Webber reports on the people who work behind the scenes to elevate an individual to the role of true Instagram influencer. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/chipspod">theguardian.com/chipspod</a>
Facebook’s quinceañera: Chips with Everything podcast
Feb 18 • 25 min
As Facebook turns 15, Jordan Erica Webber explores how the social media giant has transformed over the years
Grindr turns 10: Chips with Everything podcast
Feb 11 • 22 min
In this Valentine’s week special, Jordan Erica Webber looks at whether apps have helped or hindered the art of dating
Trusting in a GoFundMe world: Chips with Everything podcast
Feb 8 • 20 min
Crowdfunding platforms like GoFundMe have shown just how generous people can be towards complete strangers. Jordan Erica Webber looks at why humans are so willing to trust people they don’t know online.
The 5G wireless revolution: Chips with Everything podcast
Feb 1 • 22 min
We look at what to expect when 5G is rolled out in 2020 and how it could both help and hinder our lives
Is this thing on? Robot comedians | Chips with Everything podcast
Jan 25 • 22 min
Jordan Erica Webber chats to roboticist Heather Knight about why she builds performing robots. What can cyborg cabaret and robot standups teach us about human-robot interaction?
Can a computer be creative? Chips with Everything podcast
Jan 18 • 24 min
In our latest collaboration, Jordan Erica Webber teams up with Ian Sample of the Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast to look at why artwork produced using AI is forcing us to confront how we define creativity
Fortnite and the floss: Chips with Everything podcast
Jan 11 • 20 min
Jordan Erica Webber looks at why a rapper, an actor and a teenage viral sensation have launched lawsuits against Epic Games for allegedly making money off their dance moves
Japan’s new Y2K: Chips with Everything podcast
Jan 4 • 19 min
Almost two decades after the millennium bug failed to bite, Jordan Erica Webber looks at the potential consequences for big tech of the end of another era: Emperor Akihito’s reign in Japan
Tech in 2018 – the highs and many lows: Chips with Everything podcast
Dec 28, 2018 • 36 min
Jordan Erica Webber and the Guardian’s UK tech editor explore the biggest stories of 2018 and consider what 2019 may have in store
Tracking Santa Claus: Chips with Everything podcast
Dec 21, 2018 • 16 min
In this Christmas special, Jordan Erica Webber learns how to track Santa using satellites and jet fighters as he journeys around the world bringing presents to millions of children
Building a video game industry from scratch: Chips with Everything podcast
Dec 14, 2018 • 19 min
Jordan Erica Webber looks at why it’s difficult to be a game developer in Pakistan and Bosnia and Herzegovina
Amy Winehouse on tour as a hologram: Chips with Everything podcast
Dec 7, 2018 • 21 min
Jordan Erica Webber explores the sometimes controversial world of holograms, from lessons taught by absent academics, to celebrities returning to the stage, even after their death
Finding the cloud under the sea: Chips with Everything podcast
Nov 30, 2018 • 21 min
Jordan Erica Webber dives down to the ocean floor to look at the fibre-optic cables that carry nearly 99% of all transoceanic data traffic
Can we trust AI lie detectors? Chips with Everything podcast
Nov 23, 2018 • 26 min
In this collaboration between the Guardian’s Science Weekly and Chips with Everything podcasts, we explore whether we will ever be able to build an intelligent machine to detect our lies. And if we did, could we trust it?
Gaming as a force for good: Chips with Everything podcast
Nov 16, 2018 • 18 min
Jordan Erica Webber meets the academics disproving the unsociable gamer stereotype and discovers how one game is helping scientists learn more about dementia
Magna Carta for the web: Chips with Everything podcast
Nov 9, 2018 • 19 min
Jordan Erica Webber talks to two Mozilla Festival speakers who are trying different ways to teach individuals how to take back the internet and make it a trustworthy space again
The ancient Greeks warned us about AI: Chips with Everything podcast
Nov 2, 2018 • 21 min
Author Adrienne Mayor discusses the myths that contained the first blueprints for artificial intelligence
Insect-inspired drones and enviro-gamers: Chips with Everything podcast
Oct 26, 2018 • 28 min
Jordan Erica Webber finds out how two scientists are employing green technology in very different ways to help curb environmental issues
The usefulness of useless robots: Chips with Everything podcast
Oct 19, 2018 • 22 min
Jordan Erica Webber asks robot maker and innovator Simone Giertz why she dislikes the robots she makes. And how digital technology might be useful for managing our wellbeing
Big tech v democracy: Chips with Everything podcast
Oct 12, 2018 • 28 min
Is the brave new digital world affecting our politics? Could it render democracy obsolete? Jamie Bartlett joins Jordan Erica Webber to discuss
Algorithms and data – what does the future hold? Chips with Everything podcast
Oct 5, 2018 • 30 min
Can the messy and complex world we live in be reduced to algorithms? And should we even try? Mathematician and lecturer Hannah Fry attempts to answer all this and more
How the world wide web backfired: Chips with Everything podcast
Sep 28, 2018 • 20 min
Jordan Erica Webber looks at how the rise of the internet has put a strain on democracy
The sex robot who talks back: Chips with Everything podcast
Sep 21, 2018 • 20 min
Jordan Erica Webber talks to Dr Kate Devlin about how sex robot owners seek conversation as much as pleasure
Developing games in a war zone: Chips with Everything podcast
Sep 14, 2018 • 20 min
Jordan Erica Webber looks at why people are using the medium of video games to depict the real life terrors of modern war
Children of the 3D printing revolution: Chips with Everything podcast
Sep 7, 2018 • 20 min
Jordan Erica Webber looks at the battle to regulate 3D printing, a technology that can print untraceable guns and build homes
Riding the airwaves of pirate radio: Chips with Everything podcast
Aug 31, 2018 • 20 min
Jordan Erica Webber delves into the murky world of pirate radio, from the first black radio station to broadcast in the UK to the rise in popularity of Haitian radio in Brooklyn
Draw me like one of your blockchains: Chips with Everything podcast
Aug 24, 2018 • 20 min
Jordan Erica Webber looks at how artists are using blockchain technology to answer some of life’s most pertinent questions.
What if your favourite Instagrammer isn’t real? Chips with Everything podcast
Aug 17, 2018 • 19 min
Jordan Erica Webber delves into the world of the virtual celebrity, from live concert performances to social-media influencers
Biomimicry: Does nature do it better?
Aug 10, 2018 • 24 min
In this special collaboration between the Guardian’s Science Weekly and Chips with Everything podcasts, we explore why it’s so hard to mimic nature
The future of smart cities is up for grabs: Chips with Everything podcast
Aug 3, 2018 • 20 min
What happens when our smart toaster and smart fridge tech is scaled up to create entire smart cities – and what are the limits to this expansion?
Will mind-controlled films change cinema? Chips with Everything podcast
Jul 27, 2018 • 22 min
The movie industry has seen tech advances since its inception. But do audiences really want to have a say in a film’s plot?
Our obsession with sci-fi technology: Chips with Everything podcast
Jul 20, 2018 • 22 min
In July 2018 a Dutch company showcased what it calls the first ever flying car already fit for purpose, at the Farnborough Airshow. But do we need flying cars in our lives?
Has cyber changed geopolitics forever? Chips with Everything podcast
Jul 13, 2018 • 20 min
David E Sanger, national security correspondent for the New York Times , speaks about his new book: The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age
The battle against deepfake pornography: Chips with Everything podcast
Jul 6, 2018 • 21 min
Academics and scientists are struggling to find ways to tackle the latest form of online sexual abuse
Can video games be addictive? Chips with Everything podcast
Jun 29, 2018 • 24 min
In June 2018, the World Health Organization released its latest version of the ICD-11. Among the new mental health disorders? Gaming disorder
What is Google doing with AI? Chips with Everything podcast
Jun 22, 2018 • 25 min
Jordan Erica Webber chats to a panel of artificial intelligence experts about what Sundar Pichai’s seven objectives could mean in practice
Satellite constellations and space junk: Chips with Everything podcast
Jun 15, 2018 • 23 min
Jordan Erica Webber looks at what is currently happening in the world of space technology, including the burgeoning issue of space pollution
Can technology help dementia patients? Chips with Everything podcast
Jun 8, 2018 • 22 min
An exhibition in London looked at how digital touch technologies could reconnect a person in care with their loved ones
PlayStation at the Royal Albert Hall: Chips with Everything podcast
Jun 1, 2018 • 20 min
Jordan Erica Webber questions the significance of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s video game-themed concert
Doctor, I think I have GDPR fatigue: Chips with Everything podcast
May 25, 2018 • 22 min
The General Data Protection Regulation is coming into into force. Jordan Erica Webber finds out how the deluge of emails could be a health hazard
How can we stop robot abuse? Chips with Everything podcast
May 18, 2018 • 20 min
Scientists in Seoul have built a robot tortoise to help teach children not to ill-treat robots. Jordan Erica Webber investigates the ethical issues surrounding the advance of AI
Golden State Killer: the end of DNA privacy? Chips with Everything podcast
May 11, 2018 • 24 min
US investigators recently tracked down the suspect of a 40-year-old murder case after uploading DNA to a genealogy website. Jordan Erica Webber weighs up the pros of finding ancestors with the cons of selling privacy
How kids are getting into DIY tech: Chips with Everything podcast
May 4, 2018 • 21 min
This week, Jordan Erica Webber looks at how children are getting involved in maker culture and building their own adventure
Podcasts are the new black: Chips with Everything podcast
Apr 27, 2018 • 25 min
In late April Google announced it was getting more serious about podcasts with an interesting new strategy. Alex Hern looks at why tech platforms are so eager to master the podcast industry
Google vs the right to be forgotten: Chips with Everything podcast
Apr 20, 2018 • 23 min
In April 2018, Google lost a landmark case against a businessman who used his ‘right to be forgotten’ to have links to a previous conviction taken down from the search engine. Jordan Erica Webber discusses the importance of this case and looks ahead at…
Hey! Algorithms, leave them kids alone: Chips with Everything podcast
Apr 13, 2018 • 26 min
This week, Jordan Erica Webber looks into reports that YouTube Kids might create an algorithm-free platform to prevent children viewing inappropriate content by clicking on seemingly benign video suggestions
Robots are coming for our jobs: Chips with Everything podcast
Apr 6, 2018 • 22 min
An OECD report suggests robots could soon take 66m jobs from humans. That isn’t as bad as previously expected. But who will be first to lose their jobs to machines?
Hero to zero in Silicon Valley: Chips with Everything podcast
Mar 30, 2018 • 26 min
Scandals are rife in Silicon Valley and its greatest minds not as popular as when they first created some of the world’s most impressive technology. Jordan Erica Webber asks why
Escaping the 2D monitor – VR arcades: a Chips with Everything podcast
Mar 23, 2018 • 19 min
Jordan Erica Webber has her reservations when it comes to virtual reality in gaming. This week she battles with motion sickness and visits a VR arcade in London to see if her mind can be changed. Is there a future for these types of arcades?
Fake news is Twitter’s flu: Chips with Everything podcast
Mar 16, 2018 • 23 min
This month, MIT scientists published a paper that found lies spread six times faster than real news on Twitter. This week, Jordan Erica Webber tries to understand why this happens
When death pings: Chips with Everything podcast
Mar 9, 2018 • 22 min
Would you download an app that sends you a reminder five times a day that you’re going to die? Some people are doing exactly that. This week, Jordan Erica Webber attempts to figure out why we need this kind of app, and why we’re so dependent on apps in…
Who needs ethics anyway? – Chips with Everything podcast
Mar 2, 2018 • 24 min
There has been a quiet push lately by tech industry giants to get ethical about future technologies. But is anything more than PR? And how do we teach technology students to preempt a possible ethical disaster? Jordan Erica Webber explores the issues
How white is the tech sector? - Chips with Everything podcast
Feb 23, 2018 • 29 min
Has the technology industry truly embraced diversity? What more needs to be done to make it a more inclusive industry? Inspired by Black History Month, Jordan Erica Webber and Chella Ramanan try and answer these questions.
Mind the gap: how tech can help disabled people – Chips with Everything podcast
Feb 16, 2018 • 25 min
Can technology provide solutions to the various difficulties that disabled people face every day in areas where full accessibility is lacking?
Hawaii 5 oh-no! Chips with Everything podcast
Feb 9, 2018 • 21 min
What went wrong in Hawaii when a false emergency alert was sent to mobile phones warning that a ballistic missile was about to hit the islands?
Digital dystopia: taking back control
Feb 2, 2018 • 33 min
In the fourth and final episode of this mini-series, Jordan Erica Webber explores what ordinary citizens can do to take back control and how newly released technology might help us along the way
Digital dystopia: democracy in the internet age
Jan 26, 2018 • 25 min
Jordan Erica Webber looks at how our data is being used to push political ideologies
Digital dystopia: the changing face of trust
Jan 19, 2018 • 32 min
In the second instalment of this mini-series, Jordan Erica Webber asks: why are we losing our trust in institutions? And who we can trust instead?
Digital dystopia: tech slavery and the death of privacy
Jan 12, 2018 • 35 min
In the first episode of our four-part series, Jordan Erica Webber asks whether our digital selves are owned by tech firms in a new form of slavery?
Making art out of Crossrail – tech podcast
Jul 28, 2017 • 13 min
Navine G Khan-Dossos’s work explores the shared geometric and algorithmic language of Islamic art and the internet
One artist’s deep dive into the online ‘manosphere’ – tech podcast
Jul 21, 2017 • 18 min
Angela Washko tells us how she immersed herself in men’s rights communities and made a dating simulator about pickup artists
A memory box for the digital age – tech podcast
Jul 14, 2017 • 17 min
Kumbu is a service to preserve your digital memories – but how do you decide which of our mountain of data to keep?
How smart cities can create their own poetry – tech podcast
Jul 7, 2017 • 16 min
Artist Naho Matsuda has harnessed real-time smart city data in Manchester to create live poetry displays reflecting on what’s happening in real time
How to free yourself from your smartphone – tech podcast
Jun 30, 2017 • 13 min
Binky is a spoof social media app suggesting the real reason we use our phones has less to do with keeping in touch, and more to do with compulsive behaviour
Can emoji evolve into a meaningful language? – tech podcast
Jun 23, 2017 • 18 min
Dr Vyvyan Evans on the first emoji terror threat and what the future holds for non text-based communication
What would you put in a virtual museum? – tech podcast
Jun 16, 2017 • 19 min
Artist Pippin Barr explores a virtual world where computer game visuals meet the work of artists Donald Judd and Gregor Schneider
How natural language tech is changing interactive gaming: tech podcast
Jun 9, 2017 • 18 min
Socially intelligent design is changing how writers approach interactive story-telling
Why the free content era has to end – tech podcast
Jun 2, 2017 • 26 min
Author Tim Wu on how the early utopian potential of the internet gave way to naked capitalism
The ‘alt-right’ approach to disrupting the media – tech podcast
May 26, 2017 • 15 min
A new report takes a nuanced look at some of the behaviours and cultural norms surrounding the nascent Internet-based far-right group
Dating revolutionised by big data and memes – tech podcast
May 19, 2017 • 27 min
Dr Steve Carter, chief scientist at eHarmony, talks about the company’s use of algorithms and memes to make real-world dating more successful
Tech as a creative instrument for music – tech podcast
May 12, 2017 • 15 min
Sound artist Kathy Hinde and computer artist Matthew Olden AKA I Am The Mighty Jungulator talk about creative ways of using tech as a musical tool
Tracking the ‘render ghosts’ – tech podcast
May 5, 2017 • 12 min
Artist James Bridle reveals his quest to trace the anonymous faces appearing on hoardings around our cities
The quest to crack and preserve vintage Apple II software – tech podcast
Apr 28, 2017 • 13 min
Why circumventing 1980s copy protection is the first step in saving part of tech history
What would an AI make you for dinner? – tech podcast
Apr 21, 2017 • 14 min
Training neural networks to create recipes, jokes, and Doctor Who episodes
Can a neural network compose music you want to hear? – Tech podcast
Apr 14, 2017 • 20 min
The AI composers that are helping people make their own personal soundtracks
What can we learn from naked mole rats and eusocial living? – tech podcast
Apr 7, 2017 • 14 min
Julie Freeman is an artist who creates forms, animations, and soundscapes from tracking data. She created a multifaceted installation – A Naked Mole Rat Eutopia – at London’s Somerset House, featuring kinetic sculptures, an animation and a visualisation,…
How tech can help asylum claims, homelessness … and parking fines - tech podcast
Mar 31, 2017 • 20 min
The app that helps the homeless find government housing and asylum seekers avoid legal delays with their claims
What’s behind the Russian hacking allegations? – tech podcast
Mar 24, 2017 • 18 min
Are we facing a new cyber cold war, or is there more behind allegations of Russian hacking in the US?
Making viral art out of hardware – tech podcast
Mar 17, 2017 • 17 min
Making viral art out of hardware is a growing trend amongst artists trying to critique and humanise our relationship with technology
The Siri of the cell – tech podcast
Mar 10, 2017 • 15 min
How Alexa-style language processing is allowing scientists to talk to the cells of our bodies
The people’s memes: how social media and populism are changing our lives – tech podcast
Mar 3, 2017 • 25 min
How social media and populism are coupling in new and powerful ways – and changing our lives in the process
How tech is changing animal conservation – tech podcast
Feb 24, 2017 • 19 min
Leigh Alexander finds out how animal tracking tech is changing understanding of our own species too. And how do you go about QR-coding a bumblebee?
How do you build a self-repairing city? – tech podcast
Feb 17, 2017 • 16 min
Leigh Alexander finds out how close we are to the end of potholes and road works. Could Leeds become the first city to repair itself, using new robot technology?
The Ratio Club and the rise of British cybernetics – tech podcast
Feb 10, 2017 • 24 min
Alex Hern takes a look back at the ‘no professors allowed’ informal dining club The Ratio Club which laid the foundations for the British cybernetics movement and, ultimately, artificial intelligence
Ping! Psychology of tech compulsions - Chips with Everything podcast
Feb 6, 2017 • 19 min
We explore how our addiction to notifications and alerts influences how we use technology and go about our everyday lives WARNING: explicit language
How a blind runner tackles marathons – tech podcast
Jan 26, 2017 • 18 min
Simon Wheatcroft went blind at age 17. Yet today, he runs marathons. Leigh Alexander explores the incredible story of how he is able to do this with the help of some particularly innovative technology. This is a re-run of a podcast we launched in June 2016
Cascade failure: an inside look at the Y2K bug - tech podcast
Jan 22, 2017 • 24 min
On 31 December 1999, the unknowns of Y2K - or, the millennium bug - made for an uncertain New Years Eve. This week, we explore the plausibility of a mass technology failure with Martyn Thomas CBE., IT professor at Gresham College
Inside Hillary Clinton’s social media campaign for the White House – tech podcast
Jan 13, 2017 • 23 min
Hillary Clinton’s former deputy social media director, Emmy Bengtson, opens up about her experience working for the Clinton camp, including the how the infamous ‘ Delete your account’ tweet came to be
State of surveillance: privacy in Donald Trump’s America – tech podcast
Jan 7, 2017 • 27 min
With Barack Obama’s presidency coming to a close, Ewen MacAskill, the Guardian’s defence and intelligence correspondent, helps us explore what mass surveillance in America might look like under Donald Trump
Future thinking: will artificial intelligence overtake humans? – tech podcast
Dec 30, 2016 • 20 min
With technology developing at an increasingly rapid pace, as we head into 2017, we ask: will AI machines surpass the human race?
Constructed reality: are we living in a computer simulation? – tech podcast
Dec 23, 2016 • 16 min
Elon Musk says the likelihood that we are not actually all living in a simulated world is ‘one in billions’. In this episode of Chips with Everything, philosopher and cognitive scientist Dr David Chalmers weighs in to explore those odds
Being Siri: meet the woman behind Apple’s personal assistant – tech podcast
Dec 18, 2016 • 24 min
Imagine waking up one day to find that your voice is programmed into tens of millions of mobile phones without your prior knowledge. For voiceover artist Susan Bennett, in 2011, that was her reality
Codes of love: romance in the digital age – tech podcast
Dec 9, 2016 • 28 min
With an estimated 50 million users on Tinder, how are digital platforms like this changing the way we date? And the way we think about love? Leah Green reaches out to Moira Weigel and Dr Jenny Bristow in search of answers
Twitter’s 140 characters: a blessing or a curse? – Chips with Everything tech podcast
Dec 2, 2016 • 22 min
Earlier this year, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s announcement to relax the platform’s 140-character limit was met with uproar. Matt Shore and guests Dhiraj Murthy and Laurie Rice discuss the reasons people love it
Beirut: Lebanon’s very own Silicon Valley – Chips with Everything tech podcast
Nov 24, 2016 • 21 min
Recently described as the ‘tech gateway to the Middle East’, we explore the inner workings of Beirut, the world’s unlikeliest of tech hubs
‘Help! My doctor’s a robot!’: the future of medical tech – Chips with Everything podcast
Nov 18, 2016 • 24 min
From 3D printed organs to the world’s first full-body transplant, we explore the future of tech in medicine with TV presenter and GP Dr Hilary Jones
Report from Web Summit tech conference – Chips with Everything podcast
Nov 14, 2016 • 29 min
In this episode of Chips with Everything we attend 2016’s Web Summit in Lisbon to explore the future of all things tech, business and creativity
Email hacking and the US presidential election – Chips with Everything tech podcast
Nov 4, 2016 • 20 min
In the latest surprise of the 2016 US presidential election, the email of the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked, pushing thousands of personal messages into the public sphere. We speak to the Guardian’s Washington correspondent David Smith…
YouTube star Hannah Hart interview – Chips with Everything tech podcast
Oct 27, 2016 • 22 min
Host Leigh Alexander chats with popular YouTube star Hannah Hart about the challenges and implications of internet celebrity and putting your life online for all to see
Magical thinking, superstitions and technology – Chips with Everything tech podcast
Oct 21, 2016 • 20 min
We uncover the rituals and superstitious habits that we perform on our technology and gadgets
VR porn and teledildonics: exploring sex and tech - Chips with Everything podcast
Oct 13, 2016 • 25 min
From virtual reality pornography to ‘teledildonics’, we investigate what we can expect from sex technology WARNING: sexually explicit content
Weapons of math destruction: how big data and algorithms affect our lives
Oct 4, 2016 • 25 min
In this special collaboration between the Guardian’s Science Weekly and Chips with Everything podcasts, we explore how big data and algorithms affect our lives - for better and worse
Ping! The psychology of tech compulsions - Chips with Everything tech podcast
Sep 30, 2016 • 18 min
We explore how our addiction to notifications and alerts influences how we use technology and go about our everyday lives WARNING: explicit language
Wink, wink, heart emoji. The future of love and tech - Chips with Everything tech podcast
Sep 16, 2016 • 19 min
Be still, my beating algorithm. We speak to FutureFest 2016’s Ghislaine Boddington, Rob Morgan and Marie Horner about what the future of love might look like
Facebook after death: memorialising your profile – Chips with Everything tech podcast
Sep 9, 2016 • 19 min
Death, meet the 21st century. Here’s an inside look at how you can have your social media profile managed after you die with Facebook’s memorialisation service
Inside Liftblr: when blogging meets shoplifting – Chips with Everything tech podcast
Sep 2, 2016 • 21 min
They steal, they blog, they repeat. Welcome to Liftblr, the quasi-anarchist portion of Tumblr. Chips with Everything talks to journalist Tasbeeh Herwees, who has reported on Liftblr, and Dr Elizabeth Yardley, a criminologist who focuses on social media…
Live from Edinburgh International Television Festival – Chips with Everything tech podcast
Aug 25, 2016 • 34 min
Chips with Everything presenter Olly Mann travels north to the Scottish capital to investigate what the future of TV looks like
Internet access is now a human right: part 4 - Chips with Everything tech podcast
Aug 18, 2016 • 25 min
The final segment of our four-part series. With the United Nations’ resolution considered, Chips with Everything discusses what the future of internet access looks like in developing countries
Internet access is now a basic human right: part 3 - Chips with Everything tech podcast
Aug 10, 2016 • 18 min
In part three of four of our series, we look at the threats to an open and democratic web
Internet access is now a basic human right: part 2 - Chips with Everything tech podcast
Aug 4, 2016 • 21 min
In 2001, Estonia was one of the first countries in the world to classify internet access as a human right. To learn more, we speak to the foreign minister of Estonia and Skype’s first employee
Internet access is now a basic human right: part 1 – Chips with Everything tech podcast
Jul 29, 2016 • 23 min
In the first of a four-part series, we explore the United Nations’ resolution that considers internet access to be a basic human right
Internet access is now a human right – Chips with Everything tech podcast trailer
Jul 22, 2016 • 2 min
Our four-part series on a United Nations resolution that considers internet access to be a basic human right begins next week. Here’s a preview
AI, augmented reality and the future of gaming – Guardian live event
Jul 20, 2016 • 67 min
At a Guardian Live event, games editor Keith Stuart asks a panel of designers and programmers what the advances in artificial intelligence mean for games and the people who play them?
The ins and outs of Pokémon Go – Chips with Everything tech podcast
Jul 14, 2016 • 23 min
Video game fans and experts unravel the Pokémon Go phenomenon
How memes create social and political change – Chips with Everything tech podcast
Jul 8, 2016 • 24 min
We talk to internet culture experts about how memes are used to generate change in society and politics
How YouTube changed my life – Chips with Everything tech podcast
Jul 1, 2016 • 22 min
From the 7th annual VidCon in Anaheim, California, we explore how YouTube has impacted the lives of creators and fans alike
How a blind runner runs marathons – Chips with Everything tech podcast
Jun 23, 2016 • 19 min
Simon Wheatcroft was blind at 17. Yet today, he runs marathons. Here’s how
Inside the darknet – Chips with Everything tech podcast
Jun 21, 2016 • 20 min
Cyber-security expert Etay Maor talks to Olly Mann and takes a look at the underbelly of the internet
Bernie Sanders’ digital director talks strategy – Chips with Everything tech podcast
Jun 7, 2016 • 22 min
We speak to Kenneth Pennington, digital director for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign
Keep calm and comment on – Chips with Everything tech podcast
Jun 1, 2016 • 21 min
We venture below the line and ask the question – why are commenters so mean?
Our new tech podcast: an update
May 26, 2016 • 1 min
Our new technology podcast, Chips with Everything, is coming next week