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CNET UK podcast 478: EU vs. Google's Android, Mars habitats, drone racing and driverless commuter pods

The European Union isn't happy about Android, plus all the week's biggest tech news -- and a transatlantic quiz -- in the UK's best tech podcast.


The EU reckons Google is abusing its Android dominance.

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The European Union isn't too happy about Android, with the EU's competition commissioner saying this week she'll be charging Google with unfair business practices. In this week's episode of the UK's top tech podcast, we explain the EU's complaint, and argue whether it's justified.

In an episode that features Luke, Andy and guest star Mike Sorrentino from CNET's New York office, we also talk about Mars habitats, driverless commuter pods and a tidy sum that's up for grabs to anyone willing to handle the Queen's social media.

We've also got a transatlantic quiz and an interview with the British drone racing world champion -- 16-year-old Luke Bannister. Excitingly, we've also been sent some dynamite blueprints for the podcast's potentially world-changing "Electrolord" concept electric car, which will be familiar to regular listeners. Huge thanks to Mem Factor from Oxford, age 12, for sending us the plans you can see below:


The Electrolord design. Now all we need is someone to build it.

Mem Factor

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