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The Tech Addicts Podcast

Mar 3, 2024

Gareth Myles and Ted Salmon are back with tips on decrypting Audible books with Libation, concerns about Voyager 1's failing communications, and latest tech news covering from wooden satellites and mass-produced 1TB microSD cards to affordable smartphones and innovative wearables.

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Ian Barton on Libation

Downloading and Decrypting Your Audible Books. I have a lot of books on Audible. I would like to download them in a format that is decrypted in case Audible goes "Mammaries skywards" in the future, or is taken over by another company that demands you pay for all your books again. I came across a free program called Libation. You can view it on GitHub and it can be installed on most operating systems. It has all sorts of filtering options and will download a postage stamp size icon. Note you can only download books that you have purchased from Audible.


AJ Santos on What’s Going On With Voyager 1? Future Looks Uncertain

Voyager 1 is the furthest any human object has ever gone from Earth. It is now over 15 billion miles from our planet, flying through interstellar space. Since its launch in August 1977, the spacecraft has remained in contact with Earth, but over the last several months, that communication has become nonsensical. Are we about to lose the second-longest operating spacecraft in human history?


Banters: Knocking out a Quick Bant

Streaming woes… farewell Netflix and Prime?

News, Mews and Views


The FTC bans AI impersonations of individuals — and unveils greater powers to win stolen money back

Japan to launch world’s first wooden satellite to combat space pollution

Forget about eSIM, this multi-operator SIM could make swapping mobile networks as easy as ABC — but it is not available for smartphones right now

Samsung is now mass-producing 1TB microSD cards, sales will begin in Q3 '24

Hardline on the hardware

ZTE Shows off its 3D-Capable Nubia Tablet at MWC

TCL NXTPAPER 14 is a massive 2.4K tablet perfect for comfortable reading

This £9, 1.7-inch wide computer is almost 10x more powerful than a Raspberry Pi Pico

The 12-inch Honor Pad 9 now available in the UK and Ireland (One single, measly update to A14, eventually)

Samsung Galaxy Book 4 now launched globally

The Wearables Watch

Oppo introduces Air Glass 3 XR prototype at MWC 2024

The Galaxy Ring will provide longer battery life than Samsung’s smartwatches

Phone Zone

Infinix demos colour-changing back panels for phones with E Ink technology

Motorola showed us its phone that bends around the wrist

This 28,000mAh power bank happens to be an Android phone

Moto G04 costs just £89, and it's a super 6.6-inch smartphone - Specs

Flap your trap about an App

Microsoft Copilot's Notebook feature ships to general availability

Windows 11 could soon deliver updates that don’t need a reboot

The Sticky Notes app just got the biggest update since Microsoft shipped Windows 11, and no it has nothing to do with AI-powered features or Copilot this time

Google Gallows & Chrome Coroner

Google announces Gemma, its open models for AI research

Google designers explain why Chromebook keyboards have lowercase letters

Google Chrome will soon protect your home network from cyberattacks

You can now mark up your Google Docs with handwritten notes on Android devices

New Chromebook feature will allow mouse movement with keyboard keys

Hark Back

iRiver PMP 140

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

SoundCore Motion X500 Bluetooth Speaker lowest price since launching at £169, now £119

Anker USB C Hub, 655 USB-C Hub (8-in-1) - Now £24.99 Was: £79.99 

Ugreen USB-C 100W GaN Charger £37.98 from £59.99

USB C Plug, Anker 67W Charger -  Was: £29.99 Now £19.99 + 10% off voucher = £17.99

SteelSeries Arctis 7+ Wireless Gaming Headset - Lossless 2.4 GHz - 30 Hour Battery Life - £112 from £174

Ninja CREAMi Ice Cream Maker & Frozen Dessert Maker - HOLY SHIT! Something different! - Now £160.00 Was £199.99 

Sabrent 7-port USB Hub 63% off, now £19

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