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The Tech Addicts Podcast

Jan 7, 2024

Hurruah! It's 2024 and Ted and Gareth are back for another year of dribbling over tech. On this show an investigation into the sexy streamings on Twitch, Google's and Apples app store action, the Incognito mode judgment, Nuclear container ships, a tough tablet from Samung, a little ebook reader from Onyx, Samsung AI, Motorola AI, Microsoft AI, Google AI and the Retroid Pocket 4.

With Gareth Myles and Ted Salmon
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Feedback, Fallout and Contributions

Logitech G Yeti Orb Microphone - HardwareZone Review

SoundCore AeroFit Pro Earphones - Ted’s Review - (with free SoundCore Motion 100)

…but no Marshall Acton III which I begged Santa for - the mean, petty-minded bag’o’shyte

Swan Stainless Steel Bean to Cup Coffee to Go Machine

News, Mews and Views

Google and Apple might have to play nice with external app stores in Japan

China’s Nuclear-Powered Container Ship: A Fluke Or The Future Of Shipping?

Game Over: The Tech That Died in 2023

Police to be able to run face recognition searches on 50m driving licence holders

Portable, non-invasive, mind-reading AI turns thoughts into text

2023 vs 2022 – UK Broadband and Mobile Speeds vs the World

Google agrees to settle $5 billion lawsuit accusing it of tracking Incognito users

Cleavage but no underbust, please for those who present as women: Twitch bans "implied nudity" among streamers

Hardline on the hardware

Sony dips toes into VR, publishes patent for trackball foot controller

Onyx Boox Palma review: The bite-sized e-reader

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 5 images and specs leak featuring S Pen

The Wearables Watch

This awesome [absurd-looking] watch lets you play your favourite classic games on your wrist
The retro gaming watch

The original Pixel Watch's long-awaited notification sync feature finally arrives

Phone Zone

Motorola Razr: next-gen edition slated to launch as first-gen AI-powered foldable smartphone

You won't need a Samsung phone to benefit from Galaxy S24's AI call translation

The Name of the Game

Don't throw your Stadia controller away - Google extends its Bluetooth support to the end of 2024

Retroid announces the Pocket 4 and Pocket 4 Pro, but you'll have to wait to get one
Keep an eye on Retro Game Corps for a review before purchasing.

Flap your trap about an App

Dell shows demos of an enhanced Copilot that automatically manages your system

Microsoft Copilot launches as a standalone Android app

Windows 11 will let you reinstall your OS through Windows Update without wiping your files

Google Gallows & Chrome Coroner

Chrome now defaults to desktop mode on ‘premium’ Android tablets

Google Clock's weather forecasts get a big redesign for alarms

Google is preparing a paid version of Bard

Hark Back (Ideas down below if needed/wanted)

The Long Telephone cable

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

Amazon Basics 48-Count AA & AAA High-Performance Batteries Value Pack - 24 Double AA Batteries and 24 Triple AAA Batteries (48-Count) - £11.61 (sub  & save option too)

Sanodesk Electric Standing Desk £76 from £90

HONOR X6a - £93.97 RRP: £129.99

Elgato Stream Deck XL £190 from £230

Sony WH-1000XM5 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones - £239.00 RRP: £316.67 (and £47.80 x 5 months for me)

Dell Inspiron 14 5435 Laptop 16:10 FHD+ (1920 x 1200) Display | AMD Ryzen 7 7730U | 16 GB 4266MHz LPDDR4x RAM | 1TB SSD | AMD Radeon Graphics | UK/Irish Qwerty Backlit Keyboard | Platinum Silver £549 from £679

INIU USB C Charger Cable £9.99 Was: £12.99 + 35% off

Samsung Galaxy Watch6 Classic 43mm Bluetooth £294 from £369

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