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The Tech Addicts Podcast

Jan 9, 2022

With Gareth Myles and Ted Salmon
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Ian Barton on Tailscale

If you have ever battled with the behemoth that is OpenVPN because you want to access your media server from outside your network you might want to try Tailscale. Tailscale is "A secure network that just works with Zero config VPN. Installs on any device in minutes, manages firewall rules for you, and works from anywhere " Tailscale is built around the Wireguard VPN, which runs on almost any platform and is now built into the Linux kernel. You can use the basic product to connect up to 20 devices for nothing.

I have it installed on my UNraid server which is running Tailscale inside a Docker container. Setting this up took all of 10 minutes. Next, I installed Tailscale on my Android phone and could use it to view my Emby media server via 4g. As it's a VPN all traffic between your computers is encrypted. There is an experimental MagicDNS that automatically registers DNS names for computers on your network, so you can use URLs that are easy to remember such as "mymediaserver" instead of having to remember its IP address. An additional plus point is that it somehow works on networks using CGNAT (mobile phones and Starlink) so you can access your phone from your computer via a web browser.

Chris Kelly

One for Ted and other vinyl lovers? A high quality turntable with built in aptX HD Bluetooth. ALVA TT V2 - Direct Drive Turntable with Bluetooth aptX HD | Cambridge Audio US

Shaun Day

As someone who spends a lot of time in the car and hates having the phone constantly plugged in and charging, this new Android Auto dongle will be fantastic. Can't wait for it to come to the UK!

Motorola's New MA1 Adapter Makes Your Android Auto Wireless

Hardline on the hardware:


TCL New Glasses 30% Lighter

Six New TCL Tablets

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G vs Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G

Samsung Freestyle projector launched: The smart TV made portable

55” Samsung Odyssey Ark

Samsung's glare-free The Frame 2022 television is astounding

Acer reveals three new Chromebooks, including one with a MediaTek SoC

Nokia Mobile selling 4th year of security patch support for Nokia X10/X20

Nokia T20 to get a Bluetooth Keyboard Wallet case

Razer refreshes Blade 14, 15, 17 laptops at CES 2022

Anker's CES lineup has you covered while at home and while on the go

ASUS ROG launches new gaming laptops and peripherals at CES 2022

Lenovo Legion Y700 is an upcoming 8.8-inch 120Hz gaming Android tablet

Using the Noveto N1 smart audio device is like 'wearing invisible headphones'

Other stuff

This portable Bluetooth speaker is powered by light

Rolling Square's AirCard fits in your wallet, works just like an AirTag

Drone carrying a defibrillator saves its first heart attack patient in Sweden

Switch Sold More Units Than Every Other Console Combined In Japan Last Year

Wi-Fi 6 Release 2 promises better upload performance

Flap your trap about an App:

BlackBerry Ends Service on Its Once-Ubiquitous Mobile Devices

22 Best Android Apps for Tablets

Russia mandates local TV channels to be included in Netflix subscriptions

Ceefax is (Hark) Back

Stadia in 2022: I'm ready for cloud gaming, but Google isn't 

Hark Back


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

Anker Wireless Charging 2 in 1 stand with Apple Watch charging holder - £15.00

Xiaomi 11T 5G 8+256GB - £349 from £549 (5x£69.80) - Specs

ASUS VivoBook Full HD 14 Inch Laptop (Intel i5-1135G7, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB PCIe SSD, Windows 10 with Free Upgrade to Windows 11) - Price: £549.99

Elgato Stream Deck XL - £189 from £229 (really tempted!)

Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Wifi Only 6GB/128GB £303.00

SanDisk Extreme 1TB Portable NVMe SSD, USB-C, up to 1050MB/s Read and 1000MB/s Write Speed, Water and Dust-Resistant - 42% off, £128 from £222

Google Nest Wifi Router, Strong connection, Every direction - Was: £149.00 Now: £89.00

Anker USB C Hub, PowerExpand 11-in-1 USB C Hub Adapter, with 4K@60Hz HDMI and DP, 100W Power Delivery, USB-C and 3 USB-A Data ports, 1 Gbps Ethernet, 3.5mm Audio, microSD and SD Card Reader - £90 from £110

Acer Chromebook Spin 513 CP513-1H Convertible Laptop, Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC, 13.3" Full HD Touchscreen, Blue - £329.99

Nokia XR20 £319 from £399 (or £63 x 5)

Blue Microphones Yeti Professional USB Microphone for Recording, Streaming, Podcasting, Broadcasting, Gaming, Voiceovers, and More, Multi-Pattern, Plug 'n Play on PC and Mac - Silver - Was: £119.99 Now: £99.99

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