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Can’t find the time to keep up with tech news? Looking for some awesome lockdown listening? We have you covered with the Noise Cancelling podcast, which is brought to you by TechRadar and our sister sites Laptop Mag and Tom’s Guide.

This week’s show is presented by Gareth Beavis, Editor in Chief of TechRadar and Sherri L Smith, Editor in Chief of Laptop Mag!

This week our guests are Mark Wilson, Cameras Editor at TechRadar, and Mark Anthony Ramirez, Writer at Laptop Mag, who join us (remotely, of course) to talk about the last seven days in tech.

Show Headlines
00:00 Start
01:35 Too many big questions
08:39 The gadget hall of fame
13:54 Our first cameras
16:26 Film vs Digital cameras
21:42 The first camera phones
24:01 Modern smartphone cameras
29:02 The easiest time to become a photographer
32:18 Gareth is the worst photographer
34:38 Why do iPads have cameras?
37:43 Is 8K video needed?
41:29 Beavle Trends
46:45 Sign off

This week we have a whole bunch of photography experts on so it would be a shame if we didn’t do a big old camera and camera phone deep dive. We reminisce about our first cameras, chat all about the best smartphone cameras and discuss whether this is the easiest time to become a professional photographer.

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Music by Lee Rosevere – Thought Bubbles
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