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Lively and rousing weekly UK based podcast about all forms of technology.

Hosted by Gareth Myles and Ted Salmon

Visit us at www.techaddicts.uk

The Tech Addicts Podcast Gareth Myles

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    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

Lively and rousing weekly UK based podcast about all forms of technology.

Hosted by Gareth Myles and Ted Salmon

Visit us at www.techaddicts.uk

    Sunday 18th September - Pixelbook Emeritus

    Sunday 18th September - Pixelbook Emeritus

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    Shaun Day on Infinity Game Table. Like board games and like tech, this could be for you! An interesting idea, but quite expensive at £899. Introducing the Infinity Game Table from Arcade 1Up. Available exclusively at GAME. Brings digital versions of both classic and iconic board games built into your very own gaming coffee table. The 32” inch HD Touchscreen, personalised dynamic zoom viewing, responsive tactile feedback as well as Wi-Fi connectivity and online play.
    Hardline on the hardware
    Xperia Stream launched: A full-featured cooling system - Sony Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition brings 16GB RAM and bundles Xperia Stream
    The Pixel Tablet will likely be a mid-range device, but a ‘Pro’ version could be on the way, too
    You can now buy this futuristic reel-to-reel tape player in the UK
    EVGA leaves the GPU market amid conflict with Nvidia and won't release any RTX 4000 graphics card
    Amazon updates its base model Kindle with a new display, more storage, and USB-C
    Nokia T10 Taking Orders In North America (Higher Capacity US Version) -
    The new Asus convertible has a garaged stylus, runs Windows 11 on an Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 chip
    Bye, bye Pixelbook. We will always love you 
    Google loses appeal over record EU anti-trust Android fine 
    LG successfully transmits and receives 6G THz data 
    The Name of the Game
    AYA NEO 2 GEEK: Pricing, colour options and name change confirmed for RDNA 2-based gaming handheld
    GPD Win 4: Company pokes fun at Valve Steam Deck as more display specifications confirmed
    Anbernic RG353V: New retro gaming handheld previewed with a vertical layout and a 3.5-inch display
    Flap your trap about an App
    YouTube ads appear to be ramping up, with as many as 10 unskippable ads in a single break
    It had to happen: Someone just added a Dynamic Island on an Android phone
    Microsoft releases Windows 11 build 25201 with full-screen widgets panel
    Google Messages app will soon transcribe voice memos, reactions updated with all emojis
    Chrome Corner
    You’ll soon be able to Google search for highlighted text in Chrome’s Side Panel
    Chrome Incognito tab access can now require your fingerprint on Android
    Hark Back
    Nexus One - Nexus One vs HTC Desire
    The Phones Show 108, April 2010
    Bargain Basement: Best UK deals and tech on sale we have spotted
    Xiaomi 12 256GB/8GB - Specs - £200 off now £649
    Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Wi-Fi Android Tablet - £469.00
    Extension Lead 6 3-Pin Outlets, 3xUSB-A and 1xUSB-C Ports, 1800J Surge Protection, Double Switch with 1.8M Braided Cord £16.99 from £29.99 43% off
    ESR 20W USB-C Plug Fast Charger, mini 20W PD Wall Charger - £6.99 with code - LGZGWP4J​
    Anker USB C Wall Charger, 313 Charger (25W), Super Fast PD Charger - £12.99
    Nokia G60 128GB/4GB - Specs - £270 from £295 (or subscribe for £12.50 a month)
    Anker Soundcore Life P2 True Wireless Earbuds - £24.99
     
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    • 2 hrs 5 min
    Sunday 11th September - iPhone 14 Plus Pro Max Ultra

    Sunday 11th September - iPhone 14 Plus Pro Max Ultra

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    Hardline on the hardware

    Apple Event news

    Honor X40 is set to launch alongside a 14-inch laptop later in September 2022

    OffGlobal announces three new Nokia PureBook laptops

    Chatter DIY Encrypted Wireless Communicator 

    Raspberry Pi 400 laptop with 11.9-inch touchscreen LCD

    Google only agreed to work on Android 12L if Samsung made a foldable every year

    This retro-modern record player pits your vinyl against gravity in lofty style

    YouTube Player for Education launches in US and Korea w/ ad-free playback, more

    China’s great leap forward in chips faces US pushback

    Handheld Algiz RT10 is an ultra-rugged 10" Android tablet with 5G

    Google expands 'sound notifications' with custom alerts for any sound for the hearing impaired

    Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (2nd Gen) Released For $399 In USA – With 11.2″ OLED Display

    Google’s cheaper Chromecast with Google TV appears in photos, and it looks familiar


    The Name of the Game

    GPD Win 4 full specs known - Hall Sensors

    The PocketStar Puts Retro Gaming Emulation in a Lego Minifig Sized Handheld

    Sony could revive its gaming smartphone lineup later this month
    Xperia Play

    I dipped back into Stadia for 4 minutes


    Flap your trap about an App

    Edit tweets feature will allow five changes in 30 mins; comes to New Zealand first

    Microsoft's SMS Organizer gets updated with new features and bug fixes

    Not happy with your network's call quality? This new Android feature might help

    Gmail cleans up and shrinks its bottom navigation by removing icon labels

    Gmail for Android now shows search filters in labels 


    Chrome Corner

    Google Chrome will get a ‘Battery Saver mode’ indicator in the toolbar

    ChromeOS brings keyboard support to Android Games


    Hark Back

    Nexus 7 (2012) - Second Generation Nexus 7 (2013)


    Bargain Basement: Best UK deals and tech on sale we have spotted

    Integral V Series 1TB SATA III 2.5 Inch Internal SSD - £54.99!

    LG OLED C2 65" 4K Smart TV 30% off, £1,899 from £2,700 - Much Admired

    Amazon Basics AAA High-Capacity Rechargeable Batteries 850mAh (24-Pack) - £15.38

    Amazon Basics AA 1.5 Volt Performance Alkaline Batteries - Pack of 100 - £14.09

    Razer Viper Ultimate 55% off, £77 from £170

    TP-Link Tapo Smart Plug Wi-Fi Outlet - £28.99 

    Samsung Galaxy S20 FE £599 to £319, 4G Exynos 128GB version but has microSD and still almost 2 more years of updates

    Nokia T20 10.4 Inch 4GB 64GB Wi-Fi Tablet - £139.99

    Blue Snowball USB Microphone £58 in silver, from £75. Colours vary in price


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    • 2 hrs 7 min
    Sunday 4th September - Nokia Niggles

    Sunday 4th September - Nokia Niggles

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    Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 on Phones Show Chat
    Ian Barton on Cocopar 15.6" Display
    This isn't cheap at £189.99, but if you want a standalone display with decent specs it fits the bill. It is compatible with most devices. I have tested it on my Poco phone, a FireTV stick and my Chromebook. The display is 1080p, 15.6 inches and a 16:9 aspect ratio. If your device can output enough power you can power it via usb-C. However, a mains adapter is also provided. There are two USB-C ports and a mini-HDMI port. Also included are a USB-C, USB-C to USB-A adaptor and a USB-C to mini-HDMI cable. For the dinosaurs, there is a 3.5mm jack Also, there is a decent cover that doubles as a stand. Side by side with my Chromebook the display is comparable. You can use the settings menu to adjust most screen settings. Brightness is good for indoor usage, although not quite as good as the Chromebook. I can see it is going to be very useful to take on holiday where I can pair it to my phone or FireTV stick and avoid the annoyance of trying to get your devices to display on the TV in your room.
    A.J. Santos on Is Blu-ray at death's door? Innovative 1TB optical disc could be the future of physical media
    Hardline on the hardware
    Nokia’s IFA 2022 Announcements - C31 vs G60 vs X30 
    Nokia X30 5G and G60 5G unveiled with SD695, a promise of 3 OS updates
    Nokia T21 refreshes the 10-inch Android tablet - Nokia T21 vs T20
    Android 12L is making its way onto Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 devices
    Samsung patent shows off transparent display technology
    Leaked Google Pixel Watch price suggests good news 
    Samsung Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro is now official
    Chuwi HiPad Max: New Android tablet launches with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset, dual-SIM connectivity, Widevine L1 and a large battery
    The Lenovo Glasses T1 lets you watch videos on the go in private
    JBL debuts Tour Pro 2 with "world's first" smart charging case with touch display
    USB4 version 2.0 will deliver up to 80Gbps bandwidth for faster data transfers - Deep Dive
    Google and Qualcomm tease satellite connectivity for Android phones
    Sony Xperia 5 IV review - Specs
    Variable aperture smartphone cameras will make a comeback next week
    Pro-Ject launches new Debut Pro S turntable and a box that "de-crackles" your vinyl
    The Name of the Game
    Leaked images finally show us Logitech's new handheld gaming console
    Images of Logitech and Tencent's cloud gaming handheld show it running Android
    GPD Win 4 handheld gaming PC will feature Ryzen 7 6800U and a 6 inch display that slides up
    Flap your trap about an App
    Truth Social may be unwilling to say "no" to violent speech, but Google Play isn't
    Twitter brings back Google+ Circles for everyone; Android app can now select text 
    Chrome Corner
    Lenovo brings back the Chromebox with modern hardware
    Early look at Chromebook 'Glanceable' widgets clarifies their purpose a bit 
    Hark Back
    Lazer Tag
    Bargain Basement: Best UK deals and tech on sale we have spotted
    PDKUAI Dual Wireless Charger Pad/Station 20W x 2 (not shared) £17 from £26
    GETIHU Power Bank, Portable Charger 3A High-Speed 10000mAh - £16.99
    SanDisk, Samsung, WD Storage all at knock-down prices at AmazonUK
    ASUS Touchscreen Chromebook Flip C433TA 14-inch Full HD Laptop - £299
    Sony Xperia 5 III with free Dualshock 4 Controller + Mount £649 from £899
    Trust Arys PC Soundbar, 12w Speaker for Computer and Laptop - £17.49 
    AKG K712 Pro £175, from £228. 23% off - been around for years! £35 x 5 (Woohoo!)
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    • 2 hrs 9 min
    Sunday 28th August - Starlink be the way

    Sunday 28th August - Starlink be the way

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    Ian Barton on Starlink Dropping their Subscription Price

    Down from £80 per month to £75.

    Still expensive, but if you live in the middle of nowhere with spotty 4G and BT 3Mbps downloads it's worth it!


    I wrote to Nokia this week to ask when the 64GB/4GB version of the T10 was coming to the UK - and they said they don’t know 🤣 “...As of now, there is no information regarding when or if Nokia T10 4GB/64GB version will be available for the UK market.” You’d think they were in charge of what they’re doing, wouldn’t you!


    The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus got the Android 12 update. 


    Hardline on the hardware:

    Tech support scammers are sending USB sticks with the Microsoft logo on them

    The Pixel 6a continues Google's reign as the king of durability

    Google refuses to reinstate man’s account after he took medical images of son’s groin

    Check out this cool rugged Chromebook prototype made of recycled materials

    Shargeek’s Storm 2 could be the coolest power bank we’ve ever seen

    Amazon reveals Alexa Game Control at Gamescom to play games using your voice

    Anker adds more affordable ANC headphones to its Soundcore line - AmazonUK (£139)

    You can quite literally bend Corsair’s new gaming monitor with your bare hands

    T-Mobile and SpaceX Starlink say your 5G phone will connect to satellites next year

    Amazon are announcing plans to buy EA - not confirmed and might be BS - Now Refuted

    ODROID-Go Ultra


    Flap your trap about an App:

    YouTube․com/podcasts goes live as simple 'Explore' page - oh no it doesn’t

    Feature Creep: Microsoft Edge Is Now More Bloated Than Google Chrome

    Edge update introduces sidebar allowing launching of apps without leaving the browser

    Plex reveals data breach, recommends immediate password change for all users

    Lastpass confirms a security breach

    Twitter rolls out podcasts with Spaces redesign

    Netflix reportedly has launch plans for its ad-supported tier

    Chromebook Corner

    Upcoming Chromebook ‘glanceable’ widgets to get calendar support

    Chrome is testing an option to let you send things to your Google Collections via the share menu 

     


    Bargain Basement: Best UK deals and tech on sale we have spotted

    Crucial P2 CT1000P2SSD8 1 TB Internal SSD, Up to 2400 MB/s - £62.99

    Akko 3108 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 

    Logitech C920S HD Pro Webcam - £49.99

    WD's Black SN770 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD £84 for a 1TB. £152 for 2TB

    Logitech K380 Wireless Multi-Device Keyboard - £24.49

    Lexar PLAY 1TB Micro SD Card £109.99 from £139.99

    Amazon Basics - MicroSDXC, 1 TB - £93.59

    Soundcore Motion+ Bluetooth Speaker 


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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Sunday 21st August - Razr Bleedin' Edge

    Sunday 21st August - Razr Bleedin' Edge

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    Ian Barton Corner

    Comparing Different AA Batteries

    Is there anything better than Alkalines? Short answer is no. They compare loads of cheap-brand Alkaline AAs against Cheap Carbon Zinc ones and the Alkalines win out every time, seemingly regardless of price, by 3 or 4 times. Yet, main brands like Panasonic continue to make Carbon Zinc, claiming they are ‘good enough for low-power units like remotes’.

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    Hardline on the hardware:

    Galaxy S23 Ultra: Samsung confirms 200 MP camera and brings in Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max as further rumours hint at paradigm-shifting smartphone

    64GB/4GB RAM version of the Nokia T10 Tablet. 

    Nokia PureBook Fold 14 laptop to be announced soon - IFA2022, Berlin, 2nd-6th September - What’s likely to be announced?

    Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 12.4-inch Officially Unveiled - Specs

    Google TV is apparently getting a ton of new powerful capabilities

    Anker's new PowerCore 24K power bank sports a 140W USB-C PD output - £139.99 at AmazonUK

    Moto Razr 2022 teardown video shows how the new hinge improves on the old one - Moto Razr 2022 vs Samsung Galaxy Flip4

    Motorola Announces New Android Tablet

    Motorola Edge announced: Will a nice screen and better camera be enough?

    Adidas RPT-02 SOL self charging headphones unveiled

    Nokia says Oppo can avoid sales ban by renewing its licence on fair terms

    Snap stops development of its Snapchat Pixy selfie drone

    Google Cloud blocked the largest ever DDoS attack

    Retroid Pocket 3, an Android-Powered Handheld Console


    Flap your trap about an App:

    Google Home will get a redesign, and you can help test it out

    Google Stadia is getting some interesting new live streaming features

    Twitter confirms July data breach that affected millions of accounts

    Google Meet live sharing brings shared YouTube watching, Spotify listening, and games

    Google wants YouTube to be your streaming hub of choice

    Plex introduces a social experience to its streaming app with launch of Discover Together

    Gmail gets approval to move forward with plan to ruin its spam filter

    YouTube Shorts are getting watermarks to stop you ripping them for TikTok and Instagram

    Sega unveils every game coming to the Genesis Mini 2

    Chromebooks News

    How to use function keys on a Chromebook

    ChromeOS to gain 'glanceable' desktop widgets similar to Pixel's At A Glance

    Is Google Reader coming back?


    Hark Back: 

    Overhead Projectors (A Selection)


    Bargain Basement: Best UK deals and tech on sale we have spotted

    Samsung EVO Select 256GB microSDXC UHS-I U3 130MB/s Full HD & 4K UHD Memory Card inc. £24.89

    Crucial CT2000X8SSD9 X8 2TB Portable SSD 38% off, £137

    eufy Security Certified eufyCam Solar Panel, Compatible with eufyCam, Continuous Power Supply, 2.6W Solar Panel, IP65 Weatherproof - £34.99

    JBL Tune510BT - Wireless on-ear headphones featuring bluetooth 5.0, up to 40 hours battery life and speed charge - 5mins for 2hrs £29, save 25% - no frills, great for kids/teens - pink, er, Rose!

    TOPK USB C Charger,65W PD Wall Charger Plug with Multiple USB-A Ports, Portable Type C Super Fast Charging Adapter - £21.99

    Pixel 6 and 6 Pro - £200 off

    Go

    • 2 hrs 14 min
    Sunday 7th August - Loadsa Logitech

    Sunday 7th August - Loadsa Logitech

    This week Gareth and Ted talk Pixel 7 release, Motorola Razr 2022, ASUS Chromebook CX1, Xiaomi AR glasses, OnePlus 10T, LG Ultra Tab, Lenovo Legion Y700, HyperX DuoCast and Logitech Anywhere 2S, G Aurora Collection, gaming handheld.

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    I flogged the MX Master 3! I’m really much, much happier with the Anywhere 2S (as per your last show Bargain Basement). It’s a much, much better size for me - and I still get the super-speed scroll function. And back/right clicks on the wheel (that you don’t get with the Master 3). So there! 😛

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    Steve Litchfield

    Feedback on power stations from the last Tech Addicts show. I'm afraid you were a couple of orders of magnitude out. As a rule, a medium power station like my Jackery 500 (so 500Wh, around 100,000mAh) can't really help much with a home's electricity for any time whatsoever. It'll run some tech (router, laptops) for an hour or two (plus tablets and phones).

    That's your lot. A massive £3000 power station like the one on your show or the new Jackery 2000 can output 2kW, it's true, but only for an hour(!) - so will actually allow limited use of kettle, one fan heater, and so on, OR perhaps a house's lights, fridges and freezers for a day. Even the giant Tesla powerwalls can only handle a typical house's electrical needs for a day or so. In short, there's no easy way to have a backup to 'run your house for days on end' - if there was then we'd all be doing it! What I'm doing with the Jackery is playing (and soothing my eco-conscience). But it's two orders of magnitude from being useful for a household in a multi-day power outage, I'm afraid.

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    Jeremy Harpham on Ants crawl inside woman's Kindle and start buying books 😂


    Hardline on the hardware:

    Pixel 7 and 7 Pro to Launch October 13th

    Motorola cancels Razr 2022, X30 Pro launch at the last minute

    Rescheduled for 11th August

    Components held by China after Nancy Pelosi met exec

    New HyperX DuoCast USB microphones from £100

    The Logitech G Aurora Collection: gaming peripherals for people who don’t like gaming peripherals

    This working GameBoy phone case is the ultimate time and money waster

    Xiaomi's Mijia ecosystem gets AR Glasses with Snapdragon 8 chipset

    OnePlus 10T will feature superfast 150W charging in the US, but only 125W for USA - Specs

    Logitech announces a new dedicated cloud gaming handheld device
    Razer is working on a Nintendo Switch competitor — and it looks INCREDIBLE

    LG Ultra Tab Unveiled – 10.4-Inch Android Tablet With Wacom Stylus

    Lenovo Legion Y700 Ultimate Edition 8-inch Android tablet


    Flap your trap about an App:

    iPhone and Android users spend more than 4 hours per day in apps, TikTok tops usage

    Twitter will allow you to edit your tweets for 30 minutes

    Winamp, the old-school MP3 software, is officially back

    YouTube rolls out experimental 'pinch to zoom' feature for Premium users

    Pixel flashlight reminders

    Chromebooks News

    Chrome showing Google Photos memories right in the New Tab Page 

    'New Google.com' adds weather, news, and other cards, enters wider testing

    New ASUS Chromebook CX1 with 12hr battery

    Why is https://www.google.com/collections so hard to find?


    Hark Back: 

    Palm Treo 650


    Bargain Basement: Best UK deals and tech on sale we have spotted

    Pro elec PL12985 5 m 13 A 6 Gang Extension Lead with Surge Protection Now £8.08

    Was: £10.33 

    Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Duet £399 down from £549, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage, SnapDragon 7c Gen 2.

    TP-Link Tapo Outdoor Security Camera - Now £37.99 Was: £49.99

    Motorola Edge 20 Pro £349 from £649 -

    • 2 hrs 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

mickey blurry eyes ,

Informative Duo

Great gadget reviews 👍

AndySharp ,

Great Podcast

Gareth and Ted excellent hosts , lots of different tech discussed and a few laughs too.

Stum1966 ,

Great listen

Always like listening to Gareth and Ted chat about current and upcoming tech, and sticking up for the less tech minded people when the big companies make it all too complicated!

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