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The Tech Addicts Podcast

May 30, 2021

With Gareth Myles and Ted Salmon
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Ian Barton on What it was like to use public telephones in 1940s/1950s Britain

You Youngsters Don't Know What Telephones Were Like When I Were a LAD.

I remember phone boxes having Buttons A and B.

You had to insert your coins into the slot and press button A if someone answered that call.

If nobody answered you pressed button B and got your money back.

We used to visit local phone boxes and if you pressed button B you would sometimes get money back when people had forgotten to press it if their call wasn't connected.

Before the arrival of STD codes you would often have to ask the operator to connect to you a number outside your local area.

Jeremy Harpham on The 15 greatest video games of the 80s!

How many have you played?

There's even one in here that Ted will recognise.

  1. Maniac Mansion (1987, Lucasfilm Games)
  2. Jet Set Willy (1984, Software Projects)
  3. Track & Field (1983, Konami)
  4. Impossible Mission (1984, Epyx)
  5. Kung-Fu Master (1984, Irem)
  6. Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (1985, Origin Systems)
  7. OutRun (1986, Sega)
  8. SimCity (1989, Electronic Arts)
  9. Robotron 2084 (1982, Williams Electronics)
  10. Gauntlet (1985, Atari)
  11. Gradius (1985, Konami)
  12. Elite (1984, Acornsoft/Firebird)
  13. Super Mario Bros 3 (1988, Nintendo)
  14. Pac-Man (1980, Namco)
  15. Tetris (1984, various)

Hardline on the hardware:

More Google Pixel 6 and 5a rumors surface - performance, pricing, colors

Further Pixel 6 details - Whitechapel matches SD870, 120Hz display, 5,000mAh battery

Samsung unveils two new cheaper tablets: the Galaxy Tab S7 FE and Tab A7 Lite

Epson’s £600 Augmented Reality Smart Glasses Are A Glimpse Into The Future

Are We Ever Going to Run Out of Digital Storage Space?
Seagate Exos 2X14 Mach.2 500MBps Hard Drive Launched

There might finally be a reason to buy a Surface Duo — if you’re big into Xbox cloud gaming
Microsoft has turned the Surface Duo into a handheld Xbox

Lenovo Pad Pro unveiled with 11.5" 90Hz OLED screen, Plus and vanilla models follow

Anker Nano II - More US only

ASUS set to launch the world’s first 17.3″ Chromebook

Oppo Enco Air earbuds: the new AirPods rival that costs just £69

Tech Addicts

Google's Project Starline aims to bring the future of video calls to the present

Upcoming USB-C Standard to Increase Charging Power from 100W to 240W

Valve is reportedly making a Nintendo Switch-like portable gaming PC


Flap your trap about an App:

Google Docs is getting the hottest new feature of Word 97


Sony Is Planning to Bring More of its ‘Iconic IP’ to Mobile - Run Sackboy Run


Huntdown, the Cult Hit Bounty-Hunting Comedy Shooter, Is Out Now on Android


Hark Back




Joysticks (careful now!)

I have one of these for my Amstrad CPC 464 and it was crap, but that didn’t stop me

I had one of these for my A1200

Atari CX40 joystick



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


OnePlus + Stadia


Seagate Desktop, 8 TB, External Hard Drive HDD - Was: £122.59 Now: £117.37


Elgato Stream Deck - Live Content Creation Controller with 15 Customizable LCD Keys, Adjustable Stand for Windows 10 and MacOS 10.13 or Later £10 off, now £129 with 5x


Amazfit GTS 2 Mini Smart Watch - Midnight Black Was: £79.00 Now: £59.00


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 £559.01 off!


TP-Link Tapo Smart Plug Wi-Fi Outlet, Works with Amazon Alexa (Echo and Echo Dot), Google Home, Wireless Smart Socket, Remote Control Timer Switch, Device Sharing, No Hub Required - Tapo P100 (4-Pack) - Was: £49.99 Now: £28.67


Sennheiser HD 400S - Was: £59.99 Now: £42.73


Logitech G203 LIGHTSYNC Gaming Mouse Was: £34.99 Now: £19.64 



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