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CNET UK podcast 493: No Man's Sky isn't for everyone, highly intimate hacks and cycling Britain in VR

Can the galaxy's most anticipated game live up to the hype? And how do you get from Land's End to John O'Groats without leaving your house? Answers are contained herein.

No Man's Sky

And when humanity has exhausted Earth's resources, we must travel to the stars in search of new Pokemon.

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The most anticipated game of a generation is here at last! But can indie-darling space-exploring hype-monster No Man's Sky possibly live up to expectations?

To find out, your favourite tech podcast has drafted in GameSpot's Dave Jewitt, to proffer his thoughts on the first four (or so) hours of the game. Elsewhere we're getting hot under the collar over watchdog-mandated banking apps (trust us, it's more exciting than it sounds), and we're distinctly cool under the collar over hackable sex toys.

Meanwhile we've got news on TV's upcoming "Star Trek: Discovery", and a man who's attempting to cycle the length of Britain -- in VR.

Plus, we sound off on "Suicide Squad", and find out whether Rich's brain can handle the weekly quiz. Hit play now.

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Life, disrupted

When you're done with this week's podcast, make sure you check out Road Trip 2016, CNET's annual feature that this year takes a look at the global refugee crisis, and finds out how tech is helping migrants fleeing war in their home countries, if it's helping at all.

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