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The Tech Addicts Podcast

Feb 6, 2022

With Gareth Myles and Ted Salmon
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Feedback and Contributions:

Jon Satherley on Stadia

I’m a long-time listener - thank you for your musings, insight and humour each week.

I finally jumped onto Stadia a month or so back, when they were virtually giving them away at £20. Like Ted I am a very occasional gamer, being more prolific in my younger years with an Amiga 500. The largest barrier of modern gaming is the cost, not only of the hardware - but the games themselves. I suspect this is why retro-gaming is making such a comeback.

For £20 I appear to have high level graphics, most modern(ish) titles and an ability to play on multiple devices in my home - phone, laptop and TV. The regular sales for games make it more affordable - FIFA 22 recently just over £20 - as well as free games and trials.

This makes the casual gamer more than content. I agree with Ted that the variety and breath of games are somewhat lacking. Far too many 1st person shooters for example, but I guess this is where the market is currently. I for one hope it lives longer than some of Google's recent attempts at platforms and services!

Ian Barton on Air Rifles

I have got an air rifle which we use for controlling rats and squirrels around the farm.

You can buy them from several shops. You don't need a licence, but you must adhere to the various regulations (UK Airgun Laws). Punishment for not doing so is draconian. If you have a shotgun you will need a shotgun licence and if you want a rifle you need a firearms licence. Getting either of these licences is subject to a range of checks with the police and your GP. You will also need permissions for locations to use them e.g. vermin control needs the location to be vetted by the police or at a rifle range.


TP-Link Archer MR200 AC750 733Mbps Dual Band 4G LTE Mobile Wi-Fi Router

The Salmon Switch…

Hardline on the hardware:

Samsung Unpacked set for February 9: Here's what to expect - updated with better list

Oppo Find X5 Pro leaks in its entirety ahead of official launch - Specs

Man builds 27 million mAh power bank that can charge TVs, washing machines, and thousands of phones

Forget Phones, how about a Port Free Laptop

Another Google Pixel tablet could be on the way before too long

NETGEAR Orbi Quad-band WiFi 6E Mesh System

USB Type-C finally shows up in power tools, fulfils its destiny as the One True Port

Flap your trap about an App:

EU orders all personal data collected through ad consent pop-ups be deleted

Windows 11 gets free speed boost with latest update + this

Koo - India’s Twitter

Netflix subscribers can now play Riot Games' Hextech Mayhem and Dungeon Dwarves for free

Valve has Verified Over 100 Games for Steam Deck

Sony to buy video game maker Bungie for $3.6bn as takeovers continue

Gmail's 'new integrated view' web redesign starts rolling out next week

BlackBerry selling legacy patents for US$600M

Google TV preparing ‘Restricted Mode,’ a watchlist for kids, and free ‘Channels’


Desktop Chrome Tips

ChromeOS to use Hibernate for Chromebooks soon

Hark Back



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

Orzly Phone Mount Clip for use with Google Stadia Controller - Was: £17.99 Now: £9.99

Redmi Note 10s - Xiaomi UK £159 (128GB/6GB) £10 even cheaper than when I got it!

Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam - Now £54.59 Was: £89.99

Roku Streambar £129 to £99 (5 x £20)

HP 27f 4k Ultraslim Monitor (3840 x 2160) 27 Inch - Was: £349.99 Now: £229.99

Sennheiser HD 250BT £38 from £60 at John Lewis Bluetooth 5.0 and aptX Low Latency, 25-hour battery life, app support with EQ customisation, and excellent sound quality

HP Wireless Mouse X200 - Now: £5.99 Was: £9.99

Samson Q9U - XLR/USB Dynamic Microphone £10 off now £109.99 - first Samson I’ve seen with USB-C - and the benefits of XLR and USB

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