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The Tech Addicts Podcast

Jan 22, 2023

Gareth and Ted are joined by Ricky West to chat about Razer soundbar, Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy Book 3, RedMagic 8 Pro, NixieX, Oppo Find N2 Flip, Atari Portfolio, OPPO AirVOOC and more

With Gareth Myles and Ted Salmon
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Ted’s Motorola Edge 30 Ultra Review - with Samsung’s ISOCELL HP1 1/1.22” (14mm) 200MP sensor


Matt Jones on Baofeng UV-5R

…a cheap Chinese 2m/70cms FM transceiver. It's not a particularly good one, actually it's pretty poor in the grand scale of Radios, but it's not absolute garbage, and it does work as it's designed to. The thing that makes it iconic is the price. Where a Radio Amateur might have paid £300-£1000 for an equivalent product from a reputable manufacturer (Icon, Yeasu, Kenwood etc), I paid around £7 for this one from China (or £26 in the UK)! Which is astonishing when you consider this includes the Radio, Antenna, a Removable Li-ion Battery, two headsets, case, cradle dock and a charger.

The reason these are popular with a lot of folks is that they can be easily programmed to use the Licence Free PMR446 frequencies, (although technically it's not legal to do so) so they are popular with off-roaders, paintballers, security companies etc.

It’s a hell of alot of tech of £7 - and even works as a rechargeable torch!

…therein followed a long thread in our MeWe Group as listeners compared their memories and various pieces of Ham Radio kit!


Harry Myhre (“My-ree”)

Amazon’s New Home Internet Service Is One Step Closer to Becoming a Reality

“Amazon plans to introduce home Internet service. Much like the starlink service. But I can see Amazon being able to offer more pricing bundles than Starlink”, says Harry.

3000 Satellites being launched into low-orbit!



Hardline on the hardware

New Razer soundbar uses AI-based head-tracking to beam audio directly to your ears

Motorola’s upcoming budget phones are all but official in exhaustive leak

Samsung unveils 200MP ISOCELL HP2 1/1.3” (12mm) camera sensor that's likely to appear in the Galaxy S23 Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Series launching 1st February

Samsung Display shows off a new folding phone hinge that can rotate 360 degrees

RedMagic 8 Pro goes official w/ Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, more

Is Google about to kill Apple’s and Samsung’s Tags? - with 3 Billion User-Network

NixieX Nixie tube clock and speaker

Oppo Find N2 Flip: Global model discovered on Geekbench with MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ chipset and 8 GB of RAM

New Tech Can See People Through Walls Using WiFi

The Name of the Game

Stadia Bluetooth mode - but be sure to do it before the end of 2023!

Flap your trap about an App

Microsoft starts replacing Groove Music app with Windows 11 Media Player on Windows 10

OpenAI Chat - ChatGPT Creates Polymorphic Malware

Google showcases TikTok's landscape mode on Android tablets

Twitter’s new developer terms ban third-party clients

‘They’re 25, they don’t do emails’: is instant chat replacing the inbox?

Chrome Corner

Upcoming ChromeOS screen capture feature will make remote instruction even easier

Google's Material You custom theme colours are on the way for Chromebooks

Hark Back

Think you’d better lead on this Gareth - nice to do a listener one…unless you already did it?

Jeremy Harpham on the Atari Portfolio

Retro computing... remember this? MS Dos based Psion 5 rival - kind of - I think it pre-dates the Psion by a fair bit. I've got expansion cards and at least a printer interface somewhere too. This was my late father's. I recollect him using the MS Word compatible word processor and the spreadsheet. I went the Psion way.

Matt Jones

…as seen on Terminator 2: Judgement Day 😎

Xerxes Hodivala 

I so wanted one of these when they were released. I’d gone from an Atari 800XL to and Atari ST and I was massively keen on trying their mobile kit until I got swept up with Psion too!

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

Samsung Odyssey G4 25" 240Hz 1ms IPS Full HD Gaming Monitor - 2xHDMI, Displayport, Height Adjust - low input lag and quick pixel response times - £199 from £243

Crucial P3 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 NVMe Internal SSD - £109.48

Samsung AKG Y500 Wireless Headphones - Review - 62% off, £49 from £129

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 - Glacier - 5G smartphone - 256 GB - £637.19

Extension Lead with USB Slots 6 Way Outlets 5 USB (5A, 1 USB- C and 4 USB-A Port) with 1.8M Braided Extension cord, 3250W Overload Protection,Security Surge Protection Plug Extension Socket - was £30 now £17 - I think we might have done this before, but if so, still there - and I’m tempted!

SanDisk Extreme Pro 4TB Portable NVMe SSD - £504.99

OPPO AirVOOC 50W Wireless Charger - Charging Station £45 from £75 (but there’s a catch)!

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