Tech Addicts Podcast – Sunday 20th February – A Black Shark Prowlarr

Tech Addicts Podcast – Sunday 20th February – A Black Shark Prowlarr

Gareth and Ted are at it again. This epic covers everything from the Canon Ixus 70 to the Black Shark 5 Pro by way of the Olympus OM-1, Netgear, Steamdeck, Nintendo, Asus Chromebook Flip CX5, Google Drive, Google Pixel 6 Pro Woes, GTC 2022, Donald Trump’s Truth, broadband savings and much much more.

With Gareth Myles and Ted Salmon
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Ian Barton

Short Changed by the Last Episode. It was only 1hr 55 mins, five minutes short of two hours 😈 Re VW Beetle I think the English translation of VW is “Car for the people”. Ted, you can’t say your Beetle was black – it was a “Car of colour”.

Jeremy Harpham on Netgear Nighthawk M5

Tech Lust! This has to be the ultimate in Mobile Mifi Hotspots. Superfast 5G, Wifi 6. 13hr (removable!) battery life. Support for external antennas. Can be used as a router at home/office with ability for mains power with no battery charging. I think they thought of everything. But the price…£750 unlocked! I think I spotted an EE offer of £300 upfront and £60 a month. Gulp. Reviews from people with great 5G (e.g. central London, New York) say the performance is just stunning. They also do a range of 4G, 4G+ ones. All equally expensive – but then you are buying the Rolls Royce of hotspots!

Ian Barton on Prowlarr

Since we got Starlink with excellent download speeds it seemed a shame to waste it on just watching YouTube. Recently I built a new server using UNRAID which supports using Docker containers. Docker is a system of creating containers that are completely isolated from the main operating system but can communicate with other Docker containers and the underlying operating system. They are very easy to install and uninstall without leaving bits of themselves in the underlying operating system. I now use Prowlarr for downloading films, TV programmes, etc. to my server as Prowlarr is integrated into a system that makes it very easy to search various torrents and download files. You could use it to pirate films and TV, but you can eliminate the time-consuming task of ripping your DVD collection with Handbrake. You can feed all your download streams through a VPN making it almost impossible to track you. You can always buy the DVD from somewhere like Music Magpie to keep yourself legal. The system integrates well with Plex and Emby and if the Movie you want is available in various formats e.g. Blueray and DVD you can choose which version to search for and download.

Hardline on the hardware:

Expensive Alienware 34” Gaming Monitor

Sony WH-1000XM5 takes a trip to the FCC with a revised design, larger battery and fast charging support

Most hard drives have a lifespan of three to five years. Have you checked yours lately?

OM Digital Solutions unveils the OM System OM-1, a 20.4MP Micro Four Thirds camera

Two Black Shark 5 models appear on TENAA

Broadband firms urged to offer deals to low-income families

Chesona H3 Pro.

Steam Deck iFixit Teardown

Motorola presents a 5G-enabled neckband with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and a 5,000 mAh battery for AR and VR headsets

NVIDIA GTC 2022 virtual conference starts March 21st 2022

Nintendo receives backlash from fans over ending eShop purchases

Trump’s Truth Social Network is being released on Monday!

Flap your trap about an App:

Google releases new build of February’s Pixel 6 and 6 Pro update

Windows 11 could finally be worth upgrading to – thanks to big taskbar update

Pixel to stream Android apps to Chromebook/PC

Google Play Store now shows new app install progress directly on the homescreen

Google could open up Fast Pair to all manufacturers with Android 13

Google Drive now has Gmail-like search filter buttons

Android apps are coming to Windows 11 today, with over a thousand apps

ChromeOS News

Caps Lock on a Chromebook

16″ Asus Chromebook Flip CX5 full specs arrive

Chrome OS Flex is Google’s free Chromebook converter

Hark Back


Adlib Soundblasters

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

Western Digital My Book 3TB £49.99

USB C to HDMI Adapter, Type c to HDMI 4K Adapter (Thunderbolt 3 Compatible) with Video Audio Output for MacBook Pro 2018/2017/2016, Samsung Note 9/S9/Note 8/S8, Huawei Mate 20 and More (Black) 38% off now £6.79!

Crucial CT2000X8SSD9 2TB X8 Portable SSD, Up to 1050 MB/s, USB 3.2, USB-C, USB-A, Black – Now £157.00 Was: £247.19

Samsung Galaxy SmartTag Bluetooth Item Finder and Key Finder, 120 m Finding Range, 1 Pack, Black (UK Version) 50% off now £15 SmartThings App, some functions only work with Galaxy, not smart like the Apple ones – more local than that.

Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic Smart Watch, Rotating Bezel, Health Monitoring, Fitness Tracker, Bluetooth, 46mm, Black (UK Version) Now £320.49 Was: £369.00

Skagen Falster 2 Men’s Touchscreen Connected Smartwatch with Silicone Strap SKT5100 46% off now £149.99 less 15% voucher = £127.50 (+ 5 x £25.50) – WearOS2, NFC (GPay), GPS, Biometrics – outdated a bit, but bargain!

Lowepro LP36892-PWW Tahoe 150 Backpack for Camera, Stores DSLR with Lens Attached, CSC, Mirrorless, 10 Inch Tablet, Black – Now £42.00 Was: £56.95

Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones with Alexa built-in, Auto On/Off, Smart Pause Functionality and Smart Control App, Black £100 off now £249 (5 x £49.80)

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