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The Tech Addicts Podcast

Feb 13, 2022

With Gareth Myles and Ted Salmon
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Samsung Unpacked Special?

Tablets - Android 12L Coming

Galaxy S22 Ultra with SPen

Galaxy S22 and S22+

Extended Updates

Google Samsung Exclusive Features

Feedback and Contributions:

Jeremy Harpham on his 5G Three Mobile Broadband Trial

Finally my area got 5G broadband from Three. I can currently get around 240Mb down and 70Mb up on 4G. The Three offer was £21 p.m. for unlimited data, including the 5G hub over 24 mths. A no-quibble 14 day return was what convinced me to try.

My trial lasted 6 hours! Despite trying multiple but limited positions in my study for the router I just couldn't get a consistent connection. I need the router to connect with my wired network so could not try other rooms. The Three hub only supports 24 devices for wi-fi which is useless, but typical. Speed varied from 0Mb both up and down to 210Mb down and 40 up.

The up was more variable. Down varied between 40-300Mb. The inconsistency was the killer. I'll try again in a year's time perhaps!


Jeremy Harpham on Using streetlights as 5G masts from last week’s show.

Looks like someone heard you, Ted! Link to an article in the register spends £4m on 5G mobile mast lamppost project • The Register

Kev Wright on my Ookla Speed Test Question

I don’t exactly know how to put this into words (or if I am even right!) but I think your mobile internet speed is kinda fixed based on the mast you are on at the time and is variable by a lot of different conditions like distance, and other people on the same mast.

I don’t think changing the server (even if you could) would matter as that would be overridden by the mast situation. I think the idea of having the ability to change it in Ookla is simply to allow you to get a test result if the default server is down or flooded.

John Carson on Rifles feedback 

Ted’s Homework

Plugged in the Google TV thingie and it seems completely pointless when a person has a Roku. It has indeed got APV now, but nothing else that the Roku doesn’t do. I don’t get it. What’s the point? What are Google trying to attract people with?

Hardline on the hardware:

EU hopes €43bn plan will fix chip shortages as supply chain crisis bites

Nvidia acquisition of Arm officially terminated, chip-designer's CEO steps down

This Device Could End Up Being Essential For All Retro Gamers

Automated "charging robot" claims wireless-charging convenience with a physical connection

New vinyl pressing plant opens in Middlesbrough

Google needs to prove it's serious about Android tablets before we can take them seriously | Android Central

Here's what Sony's strange doughnut-shaped earbuds are all about

EE to offer the Xplora X5 Play children's smartwatch

Lenovo Legion Y700 official trailer lands ahead of February 28 expected launch

Flap your trap about an App:

Apple acquires startup that adapts music to your heartbeat

Nintendo Direct Event - New Games for 2022 - as usual, Nintendo’s own games look much better than anything else…

Mario Strikers: Battle League, releasing 10 June

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-boot, releasing 8 April

Fire Emblem: Three Hopes, releasing 24 June

LIVE A LIVE, releasing 22 July

Nintendo Switch Sports, releasing 29 April

Earthbound + Earthbound Beginnings arriving on Nintendo Switch Online

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass

Xenoblade Chronicles 3, coming “September 2022”

…MeWe Group Member Darren Steel says that he has Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition and it’s his favourite game so far.

Newsstand has a better reading experience than Google News 

ChromeOS News

PixelBook on Android 11 

Google wants students in school to repair their own Chromebooks

Steam on Chromebook is frustratingly inconsistent.

Hark Back

VW Beetle

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

Samsung trade in offered me £350 for my S10+ against S22 Ultra 

£160 for my lowly S10 against the S22 too

Nokia X20 £269 save £50 - and get Android 12 NOW!

Fossil Men's GEN 5 + 5E Touchscreen Smartwatch with Speaker, Heart Rate, NFC, and Smartphone Notifications £199 down to £111

SanDisk Extreme 1TB microSDXC Memory Card

TP-Link Tapo Mini Smart Security Camera, Indoor CCTV, Works with Alexa & Google Home - £35 down to £20

TP-Link Tapo Pan/Tilt Smart Security Camera - £40 down to £25

Pre order Eufy Video Doorbell Dual (2K, Battery-Powered) + indoor chime for £189 with code FRIENDUK from Eufy - Now £189 Was £288.98 (35% off)

WD Elements Portable (Recertified) - £59.99


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