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.
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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
A new Motorola smartwatch just showed up out of nowhere - 14hr battery?!?!
The Name of the Game
Flap your trap about an App
Google Photos now lists your albums in alphabetical order… took years!
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)!
SoundCore Space Q45 Adaptive Noise Cancelling Headphones, 50H Playtime, App Control, Bluetooth 5.3 First reduction since new from £140 to £98
Nokia T10 WiFi, £99 from £129 - this is the 32GB/3GB version of course - for granny
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