2 hrs 12 min

Sunday 17th March - To be sure, to be sure The Tech Addicts Podcast

    • Technology

Gareth Myles and Ted Salmon host a St. Patrick's Day Tech Addicts podcast discussing Voyager 1's latest "poke" from NASA and its minimal computer capacity. They talk about LocalSend, a cross-platform file-sharing tool, and consider diving into Linux. The episode also covers a range of tech topics from Samsung's new phones, a potential TikTok ban, to the latest in wearables and AI advancements. To be sure.

With Gareth Myles and Ted Salmon
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Feedback, Fallout and Contributions

AJ Santos on Voyager 1 Latest

The Nasa team recently sent a "poke" to prompt V1's flight data system (FDS) and received a signal that differed from past attempts. A DSN engineer helped decode this signal, which may contain clues to the source of the issue. There is hope! The computers aboard the Voyager probes each have 69.63 kilobytes of memory, total. That’s about enough to store one average internet jpeg file. The probes’ scientific data is encoded on old-fashioned digital 8-track tape machines. Once it's been transmitted to Earth, the spacecraft have to write over old data in order to have enough room for new observations. The Voyager machines are capable of executing about 81,000 instructions per second. The smartphone that is likely sitting in your pocket is probably about 7,500 times faster than that. They transmit their data back to Earth at 160 bits per second. A slow dial-up connection can deliver at least 20,000 bits per second.

…and Kurt Kaufman on NASA Restores Communication with Ailing Voyager 1 (but it can’t live forever)!

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Ian Barton on LocalSend (14-minute YouTube Video)

A Cross-Platform, Open Source Alternative to AirDrop and Quick Share.

Works nicely on my Pixel, Chromebook and Linux computers. It's supposed to work with iPhone and Windows, but I haven't got any of these systems to test it on.

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Did you know: This is the highest-paid tech CEO in the USA


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Casa Pop-Up Desk - Keyboard, Wireless Touchpad, Stand

New dressing robot can 'mimic' the actions of care workers

Fiio's new portable music player doubles as a Bluetooth desktop amplifier

These super stylish designer wireless speakers by Elac have HDMI and a phono stage for your turntable, too

NZXT Relay SwitchMix 


The Wearables Watch

Pixel Watch Steps are inaccurate vs Galaxy Watch


Phone Zone

Asus Zenfone 11 Ultra launches with huge display and $899 price

Motorola just announced two new budget phones, the Moto G Power and Moto 5 5G - Including Qi Charging Ready for Qi2

Samsung's Galaxy A55 and A35 are official with 6.6" OLED screens, focus on security

Samsung Galaxy A35 vs A55 - A34 vs A35 - A54 vs A55


The Name of the Game

Nintendo strikes a massive blow to the emulator scene for Android


Flap your trap about an App

Microsoft says users can now uninstall OneDrive in Windows for good - Next Edge…

X will launch a YouTube-like video app on Samsung TV and Amazon TV

'TikTok Photos' surfaces as an app exclusively for sharing photos (assuming they’re not banned!)


Google Gallows & Chrome Coroner

Google is preparing an 'A

Gareth Myles and Ted Salmon host a St. Patrick's Day Tech Addicts podcast discussing Voyager 1's latest "poke" from NASA and its minimal computer capacity. They talk about LocalSend, a cross-platform file-sharing tool, and consider diving into Linux. The episode also covers a range of tech topics from Samsung's new phones, a potential TikTok ban, to the latest in wearables and AI advancements. To be sure.

With Gareth Myles and Ted Salmon
Join us on Mewe

RSS Link: https://techaddicts.libsyn.com/rss

iTunes | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Tunein | Spotify 

Amazon | Pocket Casts | Castbox | PodHubUK


Feedback, Fallout and Contributions

AJ Santos on Voyager 1 Latest

The Nasa team recently sent a "poke" to prompt V1's flight data system (FDS) and received a signal that differed from past attempts. A DSN engineer helped decode this signal, which may contain clues to the source of the issue. There is hope! The computers aboard the Voyager probes each have 69.63 kilobytes of memory, total. That’s about enough to store one average internet jpeg file. The probes’ scientific data is encoded on old-fashioned digital 8-track tape machines. Once it's been transmitted to Earth, the spacecraft have to write over old data in order to have enough room for new observations. The Voyager machines are capable of executing about 81,000 instructions per second. The smartphone that is likely sitting in your pocket is probably about 7,500 times faster than that. They transmit their data back to Earth at 160 bits per second. A slow dial-up connection can deliver at least 20,000 bits per second.

…and Kurt Kaufman on NASA Restores Communication with Ailing Voyager 1 (but it can’t live forever)!

-------------------

Ian Barton on LocalSend (14-minute YouTube Video)

A Cross-Platform, Open Source Alternative to AirDrop and Quick Share.

Works nicely on my Pixel, Chromebook and Linux computers. It's supposed to work with iPhone and Windows, but I haven't got any of these systems to test it on.

-------------------


Banters: Knocking out a Quick Bant

Streaming woes… farewell Netflix and Prime?

Gareth bought a new phone and the iRiver H140 - RockBox

Samsung Galaxy S8 - Samsung Galaxy S24


News, Mews and Views

Android apps on Windows 11 will stop working next year

TikTok ban Passes the House: Here's everything we know

Over 15,000 Roku accounts hacked, information sold for pennies

Microsoft confirms March 21 event for new Surface hardware and Copilot AI

Windows 10 still has double the number of users of Windows 11

Did you know: This is the highest-paid tech CEO in the USA


Hardline on the hardware

Casa Pop-Up Desk - Keyboard, Wireless Touchpad, Stand

New dressing robot can 'mimic' the actions of care workers

Fiio's new portable music player doubles as a Bluetooth desktop amplifier

These super stylish designer wireless speakers by Elac have HDMI and a phono stage for your turntable, too

NZXT Relay SwitchMix 


The Wearables Watch

Pixel Watch Steps are inaccurate vs Galaxy Watch


Phone Zone

Asus Zenfone 11 Ultra launches with huge display and $899 price

Motorola just announced two new budget phones, the Moto G Power and Moto 5 5G - Including Qi Charging Ready for Qi2

Samsung's Galaxy A55 and A35 are official with 6.6" OLED screens, focus on security

Samsung Galaxy A35 vs A55 - A34 vs A35 - A54 vs A55


The Name of the Game

Nintendo strikes a massive blow to the emulator scene for Android


Flap your trap about an App

Microsoft says users can now uninstall OneDrive in Windows for good - Next Edge…

X will launch a YouTube-like video app on Samsung TV and Amazon TV

'TikTok Photos' surfaces as an app exclusively for sharing photos (assuming they’re not banned!)


Google Gallows & Chrome Coroner

Google is preparing an 'A

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