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ITT 016: The Great British Airways Meltdown, EU roaming charges, smart TVs

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Josh and Ed discuss the 'Great British Airways Meltdown', in which a power surge caused the airline's computer system to completely fall over, grounding all of its flights worldwirde for an entire day.

What actually happened, why did it happen, and could it have been prevented? Also, does this prove the point that we shouldn't be over-reliant on technology in general?

Also, as of 15 June, mobile roaming charges in the EU are going to be a thing of the past, thanks to some serious work by the European Commission and the good grace of the mobile companies to come to an agreement.

What does this mean for the average mobile user? Does it mean you should still have a mobile roaming package? And, just how much will the mobile companies restrict what you can do with your SIM card when you cross borders?

Finally, our techno dinosaur Michele is thinking about upgrading her television, and she isn't sure if a smart TV is worth it. We try to help her make a decision.

Recorded on 1 June 2017 at Park Town Studios, London. All rights reserved.

Music: "Nano Hoedown", "Wagon Wheel", "Wagon Wheel - Electronic"; Kevin MacLeod (; Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0;