Last week, I wrote about the withdrawal of Amazon’s video app from some LG BluRay players, and Samsung TVs. Following a bit of extra feedback from readers, I contacted Amazon and they’ve confirmed those are the only classes of products affected in this current round. You’ll find all the details in this month’s Breaking Fad… Read More Should you even bother with smart TV?
Earlier this year, Google caused some upset amongst owners of some Sony and Panasonic TVs and BluRay players by dropping support for their built-in YouTube functionality. Now it looks like it’s the turn of some LG owners to be upset by Amazon. Update: Not just LG. Since I first posted, I’ve heard from a Samsung… Read More LG BluRay players, Samsung TVs to lose Amazon Video
Over on The Register, there’s an interesting article about the Ashley Madison hack, and a fair number of interesting comments. There are also some from people who, one assumes, must be entirely pure of heart and mind. Already, there are numerous reports of people worried about what may happen to them as a result of… Read More You’re next: Ashley Madison, outing and little lists
Digital cameras are quick and easy to use, but sometimes film can be fun. These days you can pick up some pretty decent SLRs at bargain prices – my Nikon F90x body cost just £50.99 a few years back. Developing your own black and white film is a pretty simple task, but usually involves a… Read More Analogue gems: The Rondinax 35U
Amongst all the talk about the shift of BBC3 to online, and the launch of the BBC 1 + 1 channel, one of the things that’s not received much notice is the extra hour of kids TV. On the face of it, this is a nice gift from Auntie, and means that instead of the… Read More With this extra hour of kids’ TV, you’re spoiling us
Some of the rules concerning your consumer rights changed this year – out go the Distance Selling Regs, and in come the Consumer Contract Regulations.Do you know how long you have to decide if you want to keep something you order online? And whether or not you can send it back just because you don’t… Read More Do you know your consumer rights?
A couple of times recently when I’ve written about object audio and binaural systems, people have expressed disbelief that you can get a surround sound effect through ordinary headphones. But that’s exactly what binaural sound does. If you’re a sceptic, dig out a pair of headphones and head along to the BBC RD trial page.… Read More Binaural stereo from the BBC – Under Milk Wood