Tech's Message: News & Nostalgia With Nate Lanxon & Ian Morris

11/27/2022

Public Toilet Smell Sensors and Epic Mouse Chat: TM 292 Short Version

Season 8, Ep. 292
This week on Tech’s Message:Pedestrian ‘jungle’: the row in Paris over rented e-scooters https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/23/pedestrian-jungle-the-row-in-paris-over-rented-e-scooters In the UK tests are still ongoing but legalisation actively considered: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61354078 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/e-scooter-trials-guidance-for-users Ericsson Kicks Off 6G Mobile Research Program in the UK https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2022/11/ericsson-kicks-off-6g-mobile-research-program-in-the-uk.html Public toilet ‘smell sensors’ warn potential visitors if cubicle is too stinky https://metro.co.uk/2022/11/22/public-toilet-smell-sensors-warn-visitors-if-cubicle-is-too-stinky-17805663/ BBC One HD regional versions to finally roll out spring 2023 https://www.pocket-lint.com/tv/news/bbc/163564-bbc-one-hd-regional-versions-to-finally-roll-out-spring-2023 https://www.t3.com/news/the-bbc-has-found-a-clever-way-to-make-iplayer-streaming-even-better-quality https://www.bbc.co.uk/rd/blog/2021-06-streaming-adaptive-bitrate-quality-resolution-bandwidth The extended, ad-free version available via Patreon subscription also includes:The 10 Worst and Weirdest Computer Mice https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-worst-and-weirdest-computer-mice https://boingboing.net/2009/11/06/the-openoffice-mouse.html https://www.wired.com/2007/06/skype-mouse-pho/ Become a supporter — join our Patreon.Full show notes https://www.uktechshow.com.
11/6/2022

Zero Fax Given: TM 289 Short Version

Season 8, Ep. 289
This week on Tech’s Message we take an in-depth look at the history of fax machines in the UK.NEWS:UK Prepares to Condemn Fax Machines to Deathhttps://www.ofcom.org.uk/news-centre/2022/farewell-to-the-fax-machine https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0032/246866/Consultation-Removing-fax-from-the-universal-service-obligations-on-BT-and-KCOM.pdf https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/07/japanese-fax-fans-rally-to-defence-of-much-maligned-machine https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/news-and-events/media-centre/press-releases/nhs-fax-machines/ https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2009/jul/14/fax-machine-mia-farrow Twitter Says UK Users Among Those to Pay For Blue Tickhttps://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/nov/05/twitter-launches-8-blue-tick-subscription-service PATREON VERSION:The extended, ad-free version available via Patreon subscription also includes:Where do we buy electronics these days?Has Apple got it right with it’s stores?History of Tandy and PC WorldWhen we worked for Phones4U and Curry’sOuttakes and much more…Become a supporter to unlock bonus content and listen live — join our Patreon.Full show notes, subscription options and more available at https://www.uktechshow.com. TECH’S MESSAGE IS: Hosts: Nate Lanxon, Ian MorrisProduction and Editing: Nate LanxonVoiceover Artist: Marta SvetekMusic: Audio Network & Pond5Certain Artwork Elements Designed By: macrovector / FreepikPublisher (Free Version): AcastCopyright © Nate LanxonAds (on free version) are not endorsements, nor controlled by Tech’s Message. Read Nate’s ad policy.
10/30/2022

Disney Who Plus: TM 288 Short Version

Season 8, Ep. 288
This week on Tech’s Message:NEWS:If you think 5G is overhyped, wait till you meet 5.5Ghttps://www.theregister.com/2022/10/28/5_point_5_g_network/Disney+ Will Change Doctor Who in One Major Way https://www.denofgeek.com/tv/doctor-who-disney-major-change/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/10/25/doctor-who-get-american-makeover-disney-takes-british-classic/ DISCUSSIONS:Redditor acquires decommissioned Netflix cache server with 262TB of storagehttps://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/10/redditor-acquires-decommissioned-netflix-cache-server-with-262tb-of-storage/ https://www.vice.com/en/article/k7bkev/how-a-redditor-ended-up-with-an-industrial-grade-netflix-server Although they deleted the post: https://www.reddit.com/r/homelab/comments/ydollm/so_i_got_a_netflix_cache_server/ https://www.ft.com/stream/f8949c24-78bc-474b-aea2-a2517d323547 PATREON VERSION:The extended, ad-free version available via Patreon subscription also includes:In Praise if Single-Purpose Websites and In Hatred of Most Websites“This service looks better in the app!” Yes, of course it does, because you’ve made your website unusableWAP sites and our old usage of them Become a supporter to unlock bonus content and listen live — join our Patreon.Full show notes, subscription options and more available at https://www.uktechshow.com. TECH’S MESSAGE IS: Hosts: Nate Lanxon, Ian MorrisProduction and Editing: Nate LanxonVoiceover Artist: Marta SvetekMusic: Audio Network & Pond5Publisher (Free Version): AcastCopyright © Nate LanxonAds (on free version) are not endorsements, nor controlled by Tech’s Message. Read Nate’s ad policy.
10/16/2022

GTA Anniversary, Netflix's UK Ads, Pixel 7 Pro Review: TM 286 Short Version

Season 8, Ep. 286
This week on Tech’s Message, Ian takes the host’s chair as Nate’s out sick and his brother, Andrew Lanxon, steps in to help discuss:NEWS:Netflix ad-supported service to launch in Novemberhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-63245483Netflix signs up to ratings body Barbhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-63218707DISCUSSIONS:Grand Theft Auto is 25!https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Theft_Auto_(video_game) https://gta.fandom.com/wiki/Hot_Coffee_Modification https://web.archive.org/web/20110706105956/http://www.kotaku.com.au/2009/07/grand-theft-auto-and-pac-man-the-same/FEATURES:Google Pixel 7 Pro Reviewhttps://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/pixel-7-pro-review-googles-best-flagship-phone-gets-better/PATREON VERSION:The extended, ad-free version available via Patreon subscription also includes:Moving people from WhatsApp to Signal — is it just self-righteousness gone mad or is it in our hands as experts to help people realise there are other options?When cars are just too longLet’s insult Nate since he’s not here this week!Many outtakes and extended conversationsFOLLOW ANDREW LANXONCNET: https://www.cnet.com/profiles/ahoyle/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AndrewLanxonPhotographyPortfolio: http://lanxonphotography.comBecome a supporter to unlock bonus content and listen live — join our Patreon.Full show notes, subscription options and more available at https://www.uktechshow.com.TECH’S MESSAGE IS:Hosts: Nate Lanxon, Ian MorrisCopyright © Nate LanxonAds (on free version) are not endorsements, nor controlled by Tech’s Message. Read Nate’s ad policy.
10/9/2022

Would You Pay For 4K YouTube? TM 285 Short Version

Season 8, Ep. 285
This week on Tech’s Message:NEWS:EU Parliament approves common charging cable from 2024https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-63132831 https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/BRIE/2021/698819/EPRS_BRI(2021)698819_EN.pdf YouTube locks 4K playback behind Premium subscriptionshttps://www.theverge.com/2022/10/4/23386782/youtube-premium-subscription-4k-quality-resolution-restriction-google https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2022/10/pros-and-cons-for-uk-broadband-isps-if-youtube-paywalls-4k-videos.html DISCUSSIONS:Hive smart radiator valvesEve smart motion sensorsBuilding multiple PCs for kidsFEATURES:Quiz: Who am I? Guess the cable!PATREON VERSION:The extended, ad-free version available via Patreon subscription also includes:Apple ‘notebooks’ become ‘laptops’ https://9to5mac.com/2022/10/07/apple-mac-notebooks-become-laptops/Even Signal is hopping on the Stories bandwagonhttps://www.engadget.com/signal-stories-messaging-162037970.html Jaguars, cars, miles-to-the-gallonStargateBowel movementsStar Trek transporter physicsThe Grand Tour’s very bad accidentBecome a supporter to unlock bonus content and listen live — join our Patreon.Full show notes, subscription options and more available at https://www.uktechshow.com. TECH’S MESSAGE IS: Hosts: Nate Lanxon, Ian MorrisProduction and Editing: Nate LanxonMusic: Audio Network & Pond5Certain Artwork Elements Designed By: macrovector / FreepikPublisher (Free Version): AcastCopyright © Nate LanxonAds (on free version) are not endorsements, nor controlled by Tech’s Message. Read Nate’s ad policy.