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The Tech Addicts Podcast

Nov 20, 2022

This week Gareth and Ted chat about BlueWalker 3 satellite, Elgato's Stream Deck Plus, Garmin Bounce, Samsung Galaxy A54, Lenovo Tab Extreme, Realme 10 Pro, OPPO Find X, Ray Tracing and Pianola.

With Gareth Myles and Ted Salmon
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Feedback and Contributions

Waffles Walford (Yay!)

In the latest pod, you chatted about installing solar cells over parking lots in France.

Here in South Africa it is becoming the norm.

Below is a picture taken at a large national chain.

Part of the reason for the installation is the sometimes unreliable power supply.


Ted’s Two Tier Triumph!

Hardline on the hardware

BlueWalker 3 satellite unfurls biggest commercial communications array ever

Elgato's Stream Deck Plus gives streamers more control with knobs and a touchscreen display - £199 at AmazonUK

Meet the Garmin Bounce, a Smartwatch for Kids

A new Motorola smartwatch just showed up out of nowhere - 14hr battery?!?!

Samsung Galaxy A54's design revealed through leaked images - A53 Specs

Lenovo Tab Extreme will be the first tablet to sport MediaTek's Dimensity 9000 SoC

Realme 10 Pro and 10 Pro+ arrive, 108MP cams, Android 13 - Realme 10 Pro vs 10 Pro+ 

Qualcomm Introduces its New S5 and S3 Gen 2 Sound Platforms
OPPO’s next Find X flagship will use

Oppo showcases its open ray tracing solution for mobile devices at Snapdragon Summit 2022

The Name of the Game

Smartphone ray tracing is here, but is it the real deal?

You can now play the original Microsoft Flight Simulator inside Microsoft Flight Simulator

Flap your trap about an App

You will soon be able to stream audio from your Android phone to Windows 11 PCs

A ‘credible alternative to Google and Amazon’: Klarna brings its price comparison tool to Europe

YouTube is bringing affiliate shopping features to Shorts

YouTube Shorts creators can now use up to a minute of licensed music

Google Photos now lists your albums in alphabetical order… took years!

Chrome Corner

Material You for Chromebooks just showed up in the Canary channel

Soon, your Chromebook will make a fun sound when you plug it in

Hark Back

Player Piano or Pianola

We had a friend up the road in the 1960’s when I was a kid who had one of these and I loved to just sit and pump those pedals!

A time when so many people, including us, had a cheap second-hand upright piano in the house.

The idea - great pianists played their tunes which were ‘recorded’ onto paper rolls and those who made the Piano Rolls of paper with holes in them, sold them to Joe Public and anyone with the Pianola could then slot the roll into their piano (with an opening hatch at the front so you could see turning it if you wanted to) replicate perfectly the performance as it was originally played.

Some performers cheated with this and conned the listeners of course!

I remember playing with the speed - so if you pedalled slower, it slowed down and the tones became deeper - speed up and vice-versa.

As a 5 year-old boy, I was fascinated!

How did they work? I shall try and uncover it before we record - take a principle like a music box cylinder perhaps and apply it to holes instead of twang-prongs?! Will look into it…

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

Anker Power Bank, 24,000mAh 3-Port Portable Charger with 140W Output £140 to £99

Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse - £39.99

Sony Xperia 5 Mk.IV - £799, reduced from £949

Sony Xperia 1 Mk.III - £699, reduced from £1,199

Fire HD 10 tablet - £80 or £16 a month

Amazon Kindle - 20-30% all of ‘em and Months to pay (even for me)!

Transcend 64GB microSDXC 300S Class 10 Memory Card - £4.45

SoundCore Space Q45 Adaptive Noise Cancelling Headphones, 50H Playtime, App Control, Bluetooth 5.3 First reduction since new from £140 to £98

USB C Charger, Anker Nano II 65W GaN II PPS Fast Charger Adapter - £25

Nokia T10 WiFi, £99 from £129 - this is the 32GB/3GB version of course - for granny

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