James is in his early 30s and is a passionate Apple fanboy, having been a Mac user for over 10 years. He also enjoys photography, the odd video game, far too much sci-fi and good music.
James became a Christian in his early teens and was baptised in a freezing cold river in the middle of Switzerland a few years later.
Episode | August 25th, 2017 | 1 hr 11 mins
backup, copying, dvd, kodi, piracy, plex, ripping, theft
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 waters.
Episode | August 11th, 2017 | 1 hr 6 mins
apple, ct scans, eye tracking, hololens, ipad, iphone, ipod nano, ipod shuffle, italy, poop, q3, surgergy, translation
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 and you get the perfectly baked episode of Crossed Wires.
Episode | July 24th, 2017 | 1 hr 3 mins
1password, encryption, loving your neighbour, password manager, passwords, security, social media, syncing
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 features have have recently been released. We also take a look at how Christians should act online and the practice of loving your neighbour, digital or otherwise.
Episode | July 19th, 2017 | 1 hr 5 mins
anthem, batteries, deepmind, gaming, nhs, privacy, ps4, psvr
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.
Episode | July 3rd, 2017 | 1 hr 31 mins
arkit, e3, imac pro, ios 11, ipad, mac, macos high sierra, wwdc, xbox one x
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 caution around lusting for new technology.
Episode | June 13th, 2017 | 1 hr 15 mins
morals, surface pro, tech, wannacry
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 iris recognition.
Episode | May 15th, 2017 | 1 hr 3 mins
apple, microsoft, star wars, surface laptop, windows 10 s
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.
Episode | April 30th, 2017 | 57 mins 14 secs
gaming, mac, nsa, security, shadow brokers, windows cloud
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.
Episode | April 10th, 2017 | 1 hr 34 secs
anaesthetic, apple, ethics, product red, s8, samsung
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.
Episode | March 25th, 2017 | 1 hr 2 mins
90s, amiga, ar, automation, mac, window 95
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.
Episode | March 11th, 2017 | 1 hr 9 mins
amiga, apple, microsoft, nokia, spaceship, steve ballmer, steve jobs
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 to feel very old when he has to explain the original Nokia 3310 and what an Amiga was.
Episode | February 17th, 2017 | 1 hr 3 mins
acer, ai, alexa, ces, echo, gaming, siri
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.