Tech News Weekly podcast 18: All you need to know about the Moto E, robotics and AI

It's time for the latest episode of the Tech News Weekly podcast, and we have a full house of journalists for you ready to keep you up to date with the latest goings on in the world of technology.

Joining Wayne Scott on the podcast today is Aatif Sulleyman, Alysia Judge, Paul Cooper and Tom Phelan.

For instance, you may have noticed that a certain smartphone has been making waves this week after announcing that it has launched for the meagre sum of £89. That's right, the Moto E smartphone from Motorola can be yours for way under £100 - but just how much bang do you get for your buck?

The team also dissect reports from a survey that suggests organisations are still not heeding the warnings about security in the cloud. Is it something that your business even considers? Plus there's news that UN officials have been meeting to discuss the threats posed by robots and artificial intelligence technology. With conspiracy theories abounding that Google is amassing an electronic army, perhaps this is not so much of a far-fetched topic as you may think.....

Rounding things off Alysia recaps her visit to Krakow and the Big Indie Pitch at the Digital Dragons gaming conference. Mobile gaming is a burgeoning market, and she had a lucky insight into the developers of tomorrow set to make millions from the masses of gamers that download popular titles every day.

Plus the team chats through the controversial story that Nintendo has landed itself in hot water after not including same sex relationships in one of its games. Unabashed homophobia or just a casual oversight? Who knows, but we try to find out anyway.

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Articles discussed in this week's episode

Cloud adoption increasing (but so are security risks)

Digital Dragons / Big Indie Pitch roundup

Nintendo apologises for in-game same-sex relationship oversight

UN attempts to stave off Skynet-like apocalypse with debate on killer robots