Never miss an episode

Highlighted episode

S02 Episode30: The Fate - Facebook F8

Join Shaun, Sophie and Adam in this final episode of Update Podcast. In this episode we discuss the fate of Facebook following their F8 conference.

Read more.

Past episodes

S02 Episode29: Red Top? Red Flag! - FAKE NEWS

Join Shaun, Sophie and Rhi as they discuss a term that has cropped up recently, Fake News!

Read more.


S02 Episode28: Shockvertising - Controversial Marketing

Join Shaun, Sophie and Adam as they discuss various marketing campaigns that push the boundaries controversially, creatively or whatever we find interesting-ly.

Read more.


S02 Episode27: Use Wingdings - End-To-End Encryptions

Join Shaun, Sophie and Alan as they take a look at end-to-end encryptions that are used on certain services such as WhatsApp. Should there be backdoors? Listen to find out...

Read more. 


S02 Episode26: SEO Is King? - Importance of Web Design

Join Shaun, Rhi and Sophie as they take a look at all the important elements that make up great web design. What's most important? the user? SEO? Listen to find out more...

Read more.


S02 Episode25: Hello Chatbots - mobile app decline

Join Shaun, Alan, Sophie and Rhi as they discuss the impeding death of the mobile app. Why is there a decline in mobile app downloads? Listen to find out.

Read more.


S02 Episode24: Segway Into History - Failed Tech Launches

Join Shaun, Adam and Alan for this weeks episode of Update. For this episode the team discuss the more unsuccessful tech launches, including; Nintendo Switch, Galaxy Note 7 and the Nokia N-Gage.

Read more.


S02 Episode23: Duck Faces - The Selfie

Join Shaun, Sophie and Rhi as they discuss The Selfie. Listen as they have a chat about what they think of the selfie, why people take selfies and the selfies they take themselves.

Read more.


S02 Episode22: FIRE Mixtapes - Music piracy

Join Shaun, Adam and Alan as they continue the Piracy double header, this week talking about Music Piracy.

Read more.


S02 Episode21: We've all done it - Movie Piracy

Join Shaun, Adam and Alan as they take a look at something we're all guilty of, though we don't like to admit it...Movie Piracy.

Read more.


S02 Episode20: Swipe Right - Online Dating

Join Shaun, Craig, Sophie and Adam for a Valentine's Day special of Update! This week we take a look at the world of online dating.

Read more.


S02 episode19: Reroute the encryptions - hacking

Join Crash Plague (Shaun), Private Destroyer (Alan) and Chief Dump (Adam) as they delve into the world of hacking. Who has been effected? Who can be effected? How can you avoid being hacked?

Read more.


S02 EPISODE18: #ACTIVISM - SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVISM

Join Shaun, Sophie, Rhi and Adam as they evaluate the positive and/or negative effects that social media activism can have. Is it powerful or pointless? Listen to find out...

Read more.


S02 Episode17: Cool Sunglasses - HOLOLENS REVIEW

Join Shaun, Alan, Rhi and Adam as they discuss the new HoloLens from Microsoft. Listen to find out the pros and cons of this new piece of revolutionary kit.

Read more.


S02 Episode16: Nothing to Hide? - Snooper's Charter

Join Shaun, Adam and Alan as they discuss the newly passed law that is colloquially dubbed, The Snooper's Charter. Listen to find out how this affects you.

Read more.


S02 Episode15: Idiots - Sexism on Streams

Join Shaun, Sophie and Adam as they have a chat about what they found when watching gaming live streams. Listen to hear about real comments that they saw live.

Read more.


S02 Episode6 Revisited - Dark Web

This week we revisit a past favourite episode. Join Shaun, Adam and Rhi as they trawl through the depths of the dark web and discuss how you can access the hidden internet, why people access it and all the good happy things you can find.

Read more.


S02 Episode14: Stopwatches - Sport Technology

Join Shaun, Adam and James as they have a chat about the impact technology has had on sport, discussing various products available right now.

Read more.


S02 Episode13: A Bit Scary - Privacy & Internet of Things

Join Shaun, Sophie and Adam as they have a chat about the impact technology has had on sport, discussing various products available right now.

Read more.


S02 Episode12: Robot Butlers - Smart Kitchens

Join Shaun, Rhi and James as they discuss how the Internet of Things has made it's way into the kitchen. Listen now as they discuss what products are out there and products that they would like to see.

Read more.


S02 Episode11: Halloween Special - Horror VR

Join Shaun, Alan and Adam as they take a look at some Virtual Reality horror games for the Oculus Rift. Take a listen to hear about their own opinions on games such as; Nevermind and The Boogeyman.

Read more.


S02 EPISODE10: TECHSTALGIA - TECH MEMORIES

Join Shaun, Rhi, Adam and Sharif as they take a trip down memory lane, discussing certain pieces of tech that they have come across in their lives.

Read more.


S02 Episode9: It's pretty Cool - Technology and Healthcare

Join Shaun, Sophie, Rhi and Adam as they have a chat about technology in healthcare and what it means for doctors and patients alike.

Read more.


S02 Episode8: What is Art? - Art and Technology

Join Shaun, Sophie, Rhi and Alan as they discuss art and technology. What is art? Music? Video games? Listen to find out.

Read more.


S02 Episode7: The Meatball Update - Retail Technology

This week, join Shaun, Sophie and Adam as they take you through the topic of Retail Technology. Find out why retailers are innovating and what it means for the consumer.

Read more.


S02 Episode6: Twisted Minds - Dark Web

Join Shaun, Adam and Rhi as they trawl through the depths of the dark web and discuss how you can access the hidden internet, why people access it and all the good happy things you can find.

Read more.


S02 EPISODE5: FLOPPIDY FLOP FLOPS - EVOLUTION OF APPLE

Join Shaun, Craig and Alan as they take you through the history of the world's most recognised and valuable brand - Apple.

Read more.


S02 Episode4: Gamers Gonna Game - Women in Gaming

For Women's Equality Day, join Shaun, Rhi, Sophie and Adam as they have a chat about women playing games and women in games.

Read more.


S02 Episode3: The Big Bucks - eSports

This week Shaun, Alan and Adam discuss eSports and ponder why it has grown to be such a global phenomenon.

Read more.


S02 Episode2: In Murky Waters - Catfishing

This week Shaun, Craig and Sophie chat about catfishing. Listen to find out why people catfish, how you can spot a catfish and how you can avoid a catfish.

Read more.


S02 EPISODE1: DRIBBLE CHOPS - POKÉMON GO

This week Shaun, Adam, Craig and Rhi discuss Pokémon Go and what they believe is the recipe to success. What makes this app so successful? How did it gain more downloads than Tinder in just 2 days? Listen to find out more!

Read more.


EPISODE 27: AN OCULUS RIFT REVIEW

1st July 2016 - This week we’ve all been taking turns ‘researching’ the Oculus Rift (i.e. playing on the new one that Craig bought)… So Shaun, Rhi and Alan decided to review the Rift and the games and experiences you can get on it.

Please note: we are going on a season break - we’ll be back next month!

Read more.


EPISODE 26: IT’S META - A PODCAST REVIEW

24th June 2016 - This week Shaun Rhi and Craig review some of their favourite podcasts. The list includes The Moth, Serial and the one Craig and Shaun are fan-girling over - The Last Podcast on the Left.

Read more.

EPISODE 25: MALL-RAT MILLENNIALS - DIGITAL LOYALTY 

17th June 2016 - How can making your company’s loyalty scheme digital benefit your business? This week Shaun, Sophie and Rhi discuss bespoke and pre-made digital loyalty programmes. 

Read more.


EPISODE 24: THE CHICKEN NUGGET BUTTON - EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY

10th June 2016 - How are developments in technology changing education? This week Shaun (not Mike), Craig, Rhi and Alan discuss how both the way we learn and the way we are taught are evolving with tech. 

Read more.


EPISODE 23: LET'S TALK ABOUT BLEEP AND BLEEP - CENSORSHIP

3rd June 2016 - How is censorship affecting how we use and see the internet? This week Mike, Shaun and Rhi talk about how what we see could be shaped by big corporations and governments dictating what we can and can’t see. They explore how this may affect what you see on your social media account and how preventing websites may be more harmful than good.

Read more.


EPISODE 22: SAVE THE PIE - SOCIAL MEDIA AND POLITICS

27th May 2016 - How is social media reshaping the political landscape? This week Mike, Shaun, Sophie and Rhi take a look at how the platform is changing the way we vote and how we communicate with politicians - i.e. they get trolled a lot. 

Read more.


EPISODE 21: TROLOLOL - THE RISE OF THE INTERNET TROLLS

13th May 2016 - This week Mike, Shaun, Sophie and Rhi answer some questions we have about them darn pesky internet trolls! What are they? Who are they? WHY ARE THEY EVEN A THING?

Read more.


EPISODE 20: A COMPLETE RUNDOWN - LOW TO HIGH FIDELITY PROTOTYPING TOOLS

6th May 2016 - Mike, Craig and Rhi (not Shaun - he was poorly) have a chat about the prototyping process when designing and building an app or website. They discuss why they take the time to build a prototype and take a look at some of the tools available.

Read more.


EPISODE 19: CHASING THAT ROYALTY FREE RABBIT - COPYRIGHT AND THE INTERNET

29th April 2016 - Mike, Shaun, Alan and Sharif take a look at the copyright laws involved with sharing digital content online. Who owns the content - the sharing platform, the content creator or the person who shared/bought the content? Listen to find out more!

Read more.


EPISODE 18: IT CREEPS ME OUT A LITTLE BIT - SMART HOMES

22nd April 2016 - This week Mike, Shaun and Craig chat about smart homes. They take a look at how smart home technologies are being used, some products that are currently available to buy and they touch upon some of the issues that we may face with a new smart world (or home at least). 

Read more.


Episode 17: Technology Made Me Forget - Is Technology Making Us Less Human?

15th April 2016 - Mike, Shaun, Sophie and Craig have a chat about technology and take a look at how it could possibly be making us less human. Basically, we’re stupid, unsociable slobs.

Read more.


Episode 16: How To Sprint - Rapid Prototyping

8th April 2016 - This week Mike, Shaun, Craig and Rhi talk about rapid prototyping - with their focus being on the Google Ventures method. How can using the five day sprint technique save you money and time? Find out here!

Read more.


EPISODE 5 REVISITED: IOS VS ANDROID

1st April 2016 - This week we revisit an old Update favourite, where our four hosts Mike, Shaun, Scott and Craig fought it out to see what came out on top; iOS or Android. They discussed the hardware, software, usability and, most importantly, what Shaun’s Nan thought. 

Read more.


EPISODE 15: WE’RE HATERS, BASICALLY - LAPTOP/TABLET HYBRIDS

24th March 2016 - This week Mike, Shaun, Rhi and Alan talk about laptop/tablet hybrid/2-in-1 type devices… Or whatever you want to call them. Why are companies spending so much money on them? Do people even want them? Listen to find out more!

Read more.


EPISODE 14: ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT POOP - THE RISE OF THE UNICORNS

18th March 2016 - Mike, Shaun, Alan and Craig have a chat about the infamous unicorn - no, not the mythical horse-like creature with a horn plonked on its head… They’re actually talking about the growth in the amount of start-ups with a valuation that exceeds one billion dollars. Yes BILLION.

Read more.


EPISODE 13: CURTAIN SUITS, DONUTS & CARROTS - FITNESS TECHNOLOGY

11th March 2016 - This week Mike, Shaun, Craig and Rhi discuss technology and fitness. They take a look at wearables, health and fitness apps and possible issues that come with these sort of technologies. 

Read more.

EPISODE 12: THRUSTING BANANA MAN - A HAPPY WORKPLACE

4th March 2016 - Mike, Shaun, Sarrah and Craig explore the question ‘What makes a happy workplace?’ They take a look at workplace ergonomics, why the Danes are so happy at work and how it’s not okay to call someone ‘Crotch Gazer’. 

Read more.


EPISODE 11: COMMON SENSE STILL APPLIES - SOCIAL MEDIA AND WORK

26th February 2016 - This week Shaun takes the reigns and asks the question “Is it fair for an employer to dismiss someone for their social media content?” He is joined by Sophie, Rhi and Andy who help tackle the dilemma. 

Read more.


EPISODE 10: INTERESTING BUT TERRIFYING - DATA AS CURRENCY

19th February 2016 - This week Mike, Shaun, Scott and Alan talk about companies using our data as currency and how we are paying for services, provided by the likes of Google and Facebook, with our personal information. How are these companies using the data? Can we stop them? There’s only one way to find out! 

Read more.


EPISODE 9: IT STARTS WITH A SEX TAPE - SOCIAL MEDIA OVERSHARING

12th February 2015 - This week Mike, Shaun, Sarrah and Sophie talk about oversharing on social media. They take a look at why people feel the need to share every detail of their day, why people get obsessed with ‘celebrities’ on social media and what exactly do people get from it? Hint: a lot of money, it seems. 

Read more.


EPISODE 8: STROKING GRANNIES - THE ON-DEMAND ECONOMY

5th February - This week Mike, Shaun, Scott and Alan talk about The On-Demand Economy and The Sharing Economy. They discuss what it is, look at the trials and tribulations that come with the on-demand economy and take a look at some weird and whacky examples. 

Read more.


Episode 7: Vomiting Rainbows - Virtual and Augmented Reality

29th January 2016 - This week Mike, Shaun, Rhi and Scott delve into the big wide world of virtual and augmented reality. They discuss everything you need to know… And also things you definitely don’t need to know.

Read more


EPISODE 6: VAGINA CANOE - THE WONDERS OF 3D PRINTING

22nd January 2016 - This week our four hosts Mike, Shaun, Rhi and Sarrah have a chat about the wonders of 3D printing. This includes creating drugs, weapons and vagina canoes... Now we must warn you, this episode contains adult content and themes- so it may be an idea not to listen with children. 

Read more.


EPISODE 5: BATTLE OF THE TITANS - IOS VS ANDROID

15th January 2016 - This week our four hosts Mike, Shaun, Scott and Craig fight it out to see what comes out on top; iOS or Android. They discuss the hardware, software, usability and, most importantly, what Shaun’s Nan thinks. 

Read more.


EPISODE 4: STOP THE SCRIPT KIDDIES - SECURITY & DATA BREACHES

8th January 2016 - Mike, Alan, Matt & Shaun have a chat about security and data breaches. They take a look at some of the big data breach incidents from last year and talk about what could be done to stop it from happening again!

Read more.


Episode 3: Digital Sausagefest - Women in Tech

1st January 2016 - Mike, Rhi, Sarrah & Shaun discuss the lack of women in the tech industry. They take a look at the cold hard figures, talk about why they think there is an issue and what could be done to fix it! Have a listen and please leave a review on iTunes! http://apple.co/1RGrreu   

Read more.


Episode 2: SkyNet Is Upon Us - Artificial Intelligence

23rd December 2015 - Mike, Scott, Craig & Shaun discuss the possibilities that could come with artificial intelligence. Are we all at risk of losing our jobs to scary clever robots? There's only one way to find out- have a listen to the next episode of Update!

Read more.


EPISODE 1: OK MILDRED - THE FUTURE OF MOBILE DESIGN

18th December 2015 - Mike, Scott, Craig & Shaun discuss the past, present and future of mobile design. In this show we talk about Material Design from Google, Designing for iOS, the movie Her and the infinite possibilities of design for wearable technology.

Read more.