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Episode 178 is the special Star Wars edition of the Tech Guide podcast

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It’s the Star Wars edition of the top-rating Tech Guide podcast for Episode 178, hosted by wannabe Jedi Stephen Fenech who keeps his listeners updated and educated about the latest consumer tech news and reviews.

On this week’s show, with Star Wars The Force Awakens opening in cinemas we talk about seeing Harrison Ford at the huge fan event, we chat to the Sphero team who brought us the toy version of the BB-8 droid and also offer some advice to Star Wars newbies who want to watch the older films before Episode VII including what films to watch and in what order.

In the Tech Guide reviews, we offer a glimpse inside the 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas series running on the Tech Guide site and suggest some cool tech gifts for your friends and family.

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Meeting Harrison Ford at the Star Wars fan event

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We also take a look at the 360Fly that can shoot 360-degree videos and the Apple Smart Battery Case.

In the Tech Guide Help Desk, we talk about the affordable yet high quality soundbars on the market that can enhance the sound of your flatscreen TV.

You can listen to the Tech Guide podcast right here using the podcast player above. From here you can choose to play it in a new window while navigating the Tech Guide site or you can choose to download the file.

Tech Guide editor Stephen Fenech meets a life-size version of BB-8
Tech Guide editor Stephen Fenech meets a life-size version of BB-8

Listeners will still be able to hear Stephen in his other popular weekly podcast with fellow technology commentator Trevor Long – Two Blokes Talking Tech.

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Tech Guide’s podcast is also available through iTunes here.