Apple Music, Formula E and stopping killer robots in CNET UK Podcast 439

We give our first impressions of Apple Music and a trackside report on the future of Formula E, the all-electric racing league. Plus, we discuss real-life killer robots and a campaign to stop them.

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Luke Westaway is a senior editor at CNET and writer/ presenter of Adventures in Tech, a thrilling gadget show produced in our London office. Luke's focus is on keeping you in the loop with a mix of video, features, expert opinion and analysis.
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Vreeeowm! This week's podcast takes you inside the world of Formula E, the all-electric motorsport. Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Apple's long-awaited music streaming service is here at last -- but is it any good? The CNET UK team offer their first impressions of the iPhone-maker's Spotify rival, in the latest episode of the UK's greatest tech podcast.

It's a packed show this week, with a special trackside report on Formula E, the high-speed racing league for electric vehicles. You'll hear how the sport pushes electric travel tech forward, as well as a defence of the FanBoost mechanic that lets fans give racers a speed advantage by voting for their favourites.

We'll also be hearing from robotics professor Noel Sharkey, who many Brits will remember as a judge on TV show "Robot Wars". These days Sharkey is part of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, an international coalition of non-governmental organisations who want a global treaty to ban autonomous killing machines. There's more about this fascinating cause, your feedback from this week in tech and more. Plus, Harry Potter takes to the stage!

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