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 | 19 July 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 | 3 July 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 | 13 June 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 | 15 May 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 | 30 April 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 | 10 April 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 | 25 March 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 | 11 March 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 | 17 February 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.
Episode | 2 January 2017 | 1 hr 42 secs
batteries, carrie fisher, christmas, mac, new year, star wars, touchbar
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.
Episode | 10 December 2016 | 47 mins 13 secs
apple, christianity, faith, macbook pro, samsung, surface studio, tech, touch bar, windows
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 basis of our faith.