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Gadget Man – Episode 142 – Retro Gadget Part 8 – Nokia 3310 Mobile Phone

7/13/2019
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We’re now on the home straight with the Retro Gadgets Series and what better classic gadget to feature but the legendary Nokia 3310 mobile phone. This is certainly a gadget that needs very little introduction, after being introduced in 2000, the handset went on to sell more than 126,000,000 units. What’s more, the handset continues … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 142 – Retro Gadget Part 8 – Nokia 3310 Mobile Phone → The post Gadget Man – Episode 142 – Retro Gadget Part 8 – Nokia...

Duration:00:05:59

Gadget Man – Episode 141 – Amazon Alexa is now providing NHS Medical Advice

7/10/2019
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The UK Government’s ‘Department for Health and Social Care’ have today announced a collaboration between themselves and Multi-Billion Dollar tech firm Amazon to provide NHS website information via the popular Alexa platform. With immediate effect, UK owners of the Alexa based devices such as the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot will now be able to … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 141 – Amazon Alexa is now providing NHS Medical Advice → The post Gadget Man – Episode 141 – Amazon Alexa is now...

Duration:00:04:06

Gadget Man – Episode 140 – Retro Gadgets Part 7 – The GPO Telephone Handset

7/6/2019
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Before the age of privatisation of utility companies in the United Kingdom, the General Post Office (GPO) of the United Kingdom was responsible solely for the provision of telecommunication services for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The notable exception was Kingston Upon Hull which has been granted the licence to provide it’s own telephone … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 140 – Retro Gadgets Part 7 – The GPO Telephone Handset → The post Gadget Man – Episode 140 –...

Duration:00:06:16

Gadget Man – Episode 139 – Retro Gadgets Part 6 – The Breville Sandwich Toaster

6/29/2019
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We’re now at part six of the Retro Gadget series. This week I spoke to Matt Marvell at BBC Radio Suffolk about the absolutely amazing Breville Sandwich Toaster! Many a Saturday lunchtime in my youth was provided by this gadget. Where I would mostly find my toasted sandwich contained ham, cheese and tomato, I found … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 139 – Retro Gadgets Part 6 – The Breville Sandwich Toaster → The post Gadget Man – Episode 139 – Retro Gadgets Part 6 – The Breville...

Duration:00:04:56

Gadget Man – Episode 138 – Universal Music and the Importance of Backing up Your Data

6/26/2019
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Keeping backup copies of your data has never been so important and only this week it has been revealed that a fire at Universal Music has resulted in the loss of the original master tapes of some of the worlds most famous artists. To compound the issue, the backups were kept in the same vaults … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 138 – Universal Music and the Importance of Backing up Your Data → The post Gadget Man – Episode 138 – Universal Music and the Importance of Backing up Your...

Duration:00:09:35

Gadget Man – Episode 137 – Retro Gadgets Part 5 – VHS vs Betamax

6/14/2019
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We reach the fifth part of our series on Retro Gadgets and in this one, we focus on the 1st Format Wars where VHS fought Betamax for dominance in the VCR format battle for supremacy. During the ’80s, video entertainment came home with the introduction of the Video Cassette Recorder and with it came competing … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 137 – Retro Gadgets Part 5 – VHS vs Betamax → The post Gadget Man – Episode 137 – Retro Gadgets Part 5 – VHS vs Betamax appeared first on The...

Duration:00:05:42

Gadget Man – Episode 136 – What is happening to iTunes?

6/13/2019
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Apple has now officially announced that they are splitting the iTunes app into THREE different services in the next few months. The 3 apps will focus on Music, TV and Podcasts and will finally separate these services from the iTunes app which was initially written synchronise copy-protected music to and from the first iPods. Listen … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 136 – What is happening to iTunes? → The post Gadget Man – Episode 136 – What is happening to iTunes? appeared first on...

Duration:00:05:14

Gadget Man – Episode 135 – Retro Gadget Part 4 – SodaStream

6/12/2019
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In this episode, I talk to Matt Marvell at BBC Radio Suffolk about the SodaStream. The SodaStream is a fizzy drink machine which uses CO2 gas forced under pressure into an attached bottle of fresh water. After fizzing has taken place, the user adds their choice of flavoured concentrate to the water and thus create … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 135 – Retro Gadget Part 4 – SodaStream → The post Gadget Man – Episode 135 – Retro Gadget Part 4 – SodaStream appeared first on The Gadget...

Duration:00:06:08

Gadget Man – Episode 134 – Retro Gadget Part 3 – Hostess Trolleys

6/11/2019
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Now we have reached the third part of our Retro Gadget series, we go left-field by selecting something that has been a part of peoples dining rooms for many many years. Yes, I’m talking about the Hostess Trolley, a dining gadget that has been keeping our dinner party food warm for many years. Listen in … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 134 – Retro Gadget Part 3 – Hostess Trolleys → The post Gadget Man – Episode 134 – Retro Gadget Part 3 – Hostess Trolleys appeared first on The Gadget...

Duration:00:04:28

Gadget Man – Episode 133 – Alexa is now reading Bedtime Stories

6/10/2019
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In this podcast episode, I speak to Mark Murphy at BBC Radio Suffolk about reports that Smart Speakers are now taking parents places by reading stories to children. BookTrust surveyed 1000 parents and discovered that 25% have used Alexa or Siri to read stories to their children. Here I discuss the survey with Mark and … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 133 – Alexa is now reading Bedtime Stories → The post Gadget Man – Episode 133 – Alexa is now reading Bedtime Stories appeared first on...

Duration:00:02:29

Gadget Man – Episode 132 – Retro Gadgets – Part Two – Sony Walkman

5/18/2019
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In the second of my 10 Retro Gadgets of the Week, I talk about arguably one of the most important inventions of the 20th century! Don’t forget to listen in to the podcast link above where I talk about the gadget and its functions. Sony Walkman The Sony Walkman was a portable cassette player launched … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 132 – Retro Gadgets – Part Two – Sony Walkman → The post Gadget Man – Episode 132 – Retro Gadgets – Part Two – Sony Walkman appeared first on The Gadget...

Duration:00:04:44

Gadget Man – Episode 131 – Retro Gadgets – Part One – Casio MG-880 Music and Game Calculator

5/11/2019
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This week begins a 10 week series of Retro Gadgets. Technology which has featured in my life and evokes childhood memories. Listen in on the audio recording above. I have included a surprise at the end which wasn’t recorded at the time. If you grew up in the ’70s or ’80s, you may have experienced … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 131 – Retro Gadgets – Part One – Casio MG-880 Music and Game Calculator → The post Gadget Man – Episode 131 – Retro Gadgets – Part One – Casio MG-880 Music...

Duration:00:05:11

Gadget Man – Episode 130 – Why are people not upgrading their phones as often?

5/2/2019
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Many of us will remember the halcyon days when upgrading our mobile phone handsets was a six-month event. No so now it would seem, instead, we are waiting much longer and are clearly looking for greater incentives to part with our beloved devices and even more importantly, our money. You can listen into my interview … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 130 – Why are people not upgrading their phones as often? → The post Gadget Man – Episode 130 – Why are people not upgrading their phones...

Duration:00:05:12

Gadget Man – Episode 129 – Gadgets in the Home

4/11/2019
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It was great to be on BBC Radio Suffolk this morning, talking with Wayne Bavin about Gadgets used in the home. Following the first episode of Hard to Please OAP’s on ITV1, I spoke to Wayne about Gadgets which are used regularly and less regularly in our homes. It was fun to chat about Soda-Stream, … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 129 – Gadgets in the Home → The post Gadget Man – Episode 129 – Gadgets in the Home appeared first on The Gadget Man - Technology News and Reviews.

Duration:00:04:29

Gadget Man Episode 128 – The World Wide Web turns 30!!

3/14/2019
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It only seems like yesterday when I was talking about the World Wide Web turning 25 years old and now before we know it, it’s now 30 years since the first HTML web page was authored and published by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. The Web is, without doubt, the greatest invention of all time. It has … Continue reading Gadget Man Episode 128 – The World Wide Web turns 30!! → The post Gadget Man Episode 128 – The World Wide Web turns 30!! appeared first on The Gadget Man - Technology News and Reviews.

Duration:00:03:58

Gadget Man Episode 127 – What happens to my passwords after I’ve gone?

3/14/2019
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Who would have believed that at the dawn of the World Wide Web 30 years ago that almost all of our lives would be controlled via logins and passwords exchanged over the internet? Whilst it is incredibly convenient to be able to access our bank accounts, insurance policies, email, social networks, discussion forums and many … Continue reading Gadget Man Episode 127 – What happens to my passwords after I’ve gone? → The post Gadget Man Episode 127 – What happens to my passwords after I’ve...

Duration:00:10:56

Gadget Man – Episode 126 – Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were DOWN!!!

3/14/2019
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For the last 24 hours, there has been collective panic across the digital world! Was this panic caused by the continued disaster that is the Brexit negotiations and repeated House of Commons votes? No, it was because the worlds largest Social Networks were failing all around us. Literally MILLIONS of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp users … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 126 – Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were DOWN!!! → The post Gadget Man – Episode 126 – Facebook, Instagram and...

Duration:00:08:45

Gadget Man – Episode 125 – What to do if you are involved in a car chase

2/3/2019
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Some 30 years ago, I was inexplicably drawn into a high-speed car chase across my home town of Hitchin. When I left The Bird in Hand in Gosmore on that rainy night in 1987, I had no idea that the following 10 or so minutes would stay with me until now. In my case, I … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 125 – What to do if you are involved in a car chase → The post Gadget Man – Episode 125 – What to do if you are involved in a car chase appeared first on The Gadget Man - Technology News...

Duration:00:08:15

Gadget Man – Episode 124 – Keyless Car Theft Explained and How to Stop it

1/28/2019
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How many of us own and drive a vehicle with a keyless entry system? Well, it appears that many thousands of us that do have woken up this morning to a very worrying report from the General German Automobile Club (ADAC), In order to unlock your keyless entry vehicle, you simply need to carry your … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 124 – Keyless Car Theft Explained and How to Stop it → The post Gadget Man – Episode 124 – Keyless Car Theft Explained and How to Stop it appeared first on...

Duration:00:02:56

Gadget Man – Episode 123 – The Demise of the Yellow Pages

1/23/2019
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Earlier in the week, I spoke to Mark Murphy on BBC Radio Suffolk about the demise of the Yellow Pages directory. The Yellow Pages was always sat alongside the equally large Phone Book, but had gradually declined over the years since the introduction of the Internet and increasing dominance of search engines such as Google … Continue reading Gadget Man – Episode 123 – The Demise of the Yellow Pages → The post Gadget Man – Episode 123 – The Demise of the Yellow Pages appeared first on The...

Duration:00:02:47