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Sony’s say the latest Xperia range of Android phones are waterproof so at The Gadget Show Live I got them to dunk one in water and then see if it...

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I love my Surface RT device but it’s for everyone due to it only able to run apps from the Windows Store. The Surface Pro isn’t available in the UK...

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Out of the box this black and shiny box, from UK company AVA-Media, which you can hold in one-hand, looks very sleek and stylish but compared to what most people...

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At The Gadget Show Live Microsoft were demonstrating how they are using Kinect for Windows to produce 3D models of real world objects and then be able to re-create the...

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As I said on my Retro Computing Gallery from The Gadget Show Live one of my highlights of The Gadget Show Live is the great collection of vintage computers The Centre for Computing...

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The Acer Iconic W510 is a lightweight slate running Windows 8 that runs a low power 1.8 GHz Atom processor and 2GB of RAM but what makes it really interesting...

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The Acer W700 slate PC is a bit different than other slates in that it comes with a dock and wireless keyboard and has a more heavy weight feel than...

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ITV have updated the Android version of ITV Player. Version 2.1.1 fixes what ITV call a critical defect in the previous version but still only supports a limited set of...

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Lenovo’s IdeaCentre Horizon is a table top Windows 8 touch screen. It comes with gaming accessories like wireless dice and has a 27 inch 1920×1080 multi-touch display and is designed...

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The Android version of the YouTube has just been updated. The update adds a My Subscriptions feed for quickly accessing your subscriptions, fixes sign out bugs and YouTube One Channel...

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Nokia have released Nokia Music for the Windows Store. The app which works on Windows RT and Windows 8 works with a Nokia Music+ subscription enables you to create your...

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Toshiba’s Satellite U840W is an Ultrabook that is a little different, it has a 21:9 aspect ratio widescreen display that is designed to display widescreen movies without any black bars...

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Sky have updated the Sky+ app for iPhone and iPad again. This update addresses an issue where planner item times are being displayed wrong, something the last few updates have...

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The 11th edition of the Raspberry Pi magazine The MagPi has been released. This issue has a feature on how to install, play and program Minecraft on the Pi something my kids would be very...

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Netflix have updated the Windows Phone version of the app. This update adds support for hi-res Windows Phone devices like the HTC Windows Phone 8X. Version 3.0.0.1 fills the screen...

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Welcome to our 397th podcast and this week we are live from the show floor of The Gadget Show Live in Birmingham. Garry and I walked the show floor and...

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I noticed an update for an app I didn’t have installed on my Nexus 4 today. The app called Google Play Sound Search and is part of Google Search, I...

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Since the launch of Windows 8 we are seeing OEMs coming up with some interesting PC designs an one particularly interesting range is Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga. In this video recorded...

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I love the Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver from Doctor Who so how about one to control your TV and DVD player? This is a universal remote control that is very cool,...

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As well as the updated Windows Store app Twitter have updated the Android and iOS versions of the apps. The Android app has a new look for Android 4.x which...

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Microsoft have updated the iOS version of the SkyDrive app. The updated now supports for iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini plus you can now download full resolution photos to...

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The XBMC team have detailed some of the changes in the March build of XBMC 13 code named Gotham. This month there are new features for iOS, Android, PVR and...

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Twitter have updated the Windows Store version of the Twitter app. The app which works on Windows 8 and Windows RT now has a spell checker something missing from the...

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In February Sonos launched the Sons PLAYBAR a soundbar designed to be connected to a TV, the 9 speaker system can be integrated with Sonos’s other devices. In this demo...

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Last year we reported about VLC’s Kickstarter campaign to bring the great VLC app to the Windows Store. VLC is a great tool for playing just about any video format...

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Every year one of my highlights of The Gadget Show Live is the great collection of vintage computers The Centre for Computing History brings with them. This year they focused on...

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MediaMonkey an advanced media player for Windows RT and Windows 8 has just been updated. The Windows Store app is great for managing large music collections and works very well...

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One thing I noticed at The Gadget Show live today was the shift from Apple devices to Android powered devices. There seemed to be less iPad accessories than in previous...

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Today was the press day for The Gadget Show Live 2013 which opens to the public tomorrow (3rd April). This year the event was sponsored by Microsoft so for the...

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Today Cyberlink have launched PoweDVD 13 the latest version of its DVD and Blu-ray software. Version 13 includes lots of improvements like support for 4k ultra HD and a TrueTheater...

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Recently I have been putting Samsung’s tablets through their paces and the latest device I have to test is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. The 7 inch tablet ships...

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Plex have updated the Plex Media Server, this release focuses on fixes and improvements to the transcoder with increased transcoding performance. There are also lots of other fixes in the...

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The Windows 8 and Windows RT version of the Skype app has been updated. The latest version has improved control over your contacts including the option to block and performance...

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My Movies Home and Essential Server (formally known as My Movies for Windows Home Server) has been updated to 2.13 Build 4. This build adds back in Advanced configuration dialog...

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My Movies for Windows Media Center has been updated to build 5 of version 4.05. Build 5 has an update to the My Movies API commands and location syncing to...

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In February on our podcast we talked to Simon Hewitt part of the team organising Silicon Dreams an event celebrating retro computing and electronics. The event features vintage computing, electronics...

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MX Player is a great app for playing videos on Android, it will just about play any video format. The app has just been updated to version 1.7.14 and adds...

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Sky have updated the Sky+ app for Android. Version 3.0.2 fixes a bug where the planner items had the wrong time. Other than that there doesn’t seem to be any...

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DVBLogic have released a beta of TV Server 4.5.3 for Windows. The new version contains lots of bug fixes as well as an easier to use DVBLink web configurator, new...

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I love the form factor of a 7 inch tablet, the Nexus 7 just about fits in my pocket and I end up taking it about with more that I...

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ITV have updated the Android version of the ITV Player. The update adds landscape rotations for phones and tablets and enables streaming of ITV content. If you have a recent...

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I love being able to run different operating system on the Raspberry Pi but rather than running the latest version of XBMC how about stepping back in time to the...

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We have a great podcast for you this week. Old friend of the show and major tech guru Derek R. Flickinger joins Garry, Jason and I to talk in-depth about...

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Google have updated the Android version of the Google Play Movies app (which now seems to be called Google Play Movies & TV). The updated app has actor info, related...

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Sky have updated the Android Sky Movies app adding Disney content to the app. Sky recently added Disney content to the Sky Movies package and this update means you can...

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Yesterday Microsoft released a batch of updates for Windows 8 and Windows RT that improves the performance of many of the built in Windows apps including Mail and People apps....

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The BBC have released an update for the Android version of the BBC iPlayer app. The update fixes crashing issues and other minor bugs but the main feature of the...

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Amazon have updated the Amazon Cloud Player app for iPhone, iPad and iPhone. Version 2.0.1 fixes a crashing problem with large libraries, improved loading speeds and fixes Airplay Mirroring. The...

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Not content with updating the Video, Music and Mail apps Microsoft have updated the Games app for Windows 8 and Windows RT. The update has performance updates and the addition...

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As well as the updates to the music and mail apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT released today Microsoft have released an update for the video app. The app...

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Raspbmc the XBMC distro for the Raspberry Pi has been updated and now includes the latest version of XBMC 12.1 as well as other updates. This updated XMBC has improved...

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Microsoft have issued an update for the Windows 8 and Windows RT Music app. The updated app doesn’t seem that much different from the previous version however it there does...

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I really like Windows 8 and Windows RT however the built in Microsoft apps have come in for some criticism but this could change soon. Starting tomorrow Microsoft are rolling...

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Microsoft’s SmartGlass app for Windows 8 and Windows RT has been updated. The updated app has performance enhancements and now supports Internet Explorer on the Xbox 360. The free app...

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Apple have released a fix for the iOS Podcast app for iPad, iPhone and the iPod Touch. The 1.2 release which came out last week added new station features and...

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Last week on the podcast we speculated that OpenELEC 3.0 was close to release and sure enough here it is. OpenELEC 3.0 is an embedded version of XBMC that can...

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For a long time I have been using a PC as a Blu-ray player with Cyberlink’s PowerDVD software but since I got a 3D TV (see my review) I have...

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Coming in at a street price of £70 the strangely snail-like Exclaims appear targeted as add on speakers for PC users and are in a price range where you do...

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More of us are using XBMC as a Media Center system connected to a TV so I wondered which is the most popular distribution. We have XBMC on the Raspberry Pi, Android,...

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Plex have released a new version of the iOS Plex client. Last month the Android version of Plex was updated including lots of new features like a media server and...

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The My Movies team are looking for help testing the Spring 2013 release of My Movies for Mac OS X. The new version will be provided for free for testers...

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There is a new remote control solution being developed for MediaBrowser, eventhghost and DirecTV. The app is a gesture based remote control and controls a device using http API. You...

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MediaMonkey the app for managing and tagging your music collection on Windows 8 and Windows RT has been updated. The update is fairly minor and fixes a problem with the...

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Netflix have just issued an update to the iOS version of the Netflix app. Version 3.1 has lots of minor updates that Netflix make the app easier to use plus...

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Apple have updating the iOS Podcast app for the iPhone, iPad and iPhone Touch. It looks like there are some significant improvements to this release. You can create custom stations...

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Welcome to podcast 395, we have a busy show for you this week. Garry, Jason and I talk over the week’s digital lifestyle news. We talk Surface RT WiFi issues,...

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Amazon have created a Send to Kindle button for web publishers to add to blogs. The button makes it really easy to make web pages and blogs posts available for...

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There is a new Media Center system for Linux users called Plasma Media Center. It’s from KDE the graphical desktop for Linux and is built on KDE’s Plasma and KDE technologies...

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It may have taken Twitter a while to actually get a Windows 8/Windows RT app developed and released but there is an update for it only a week after the first...

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Sky have updated the iOS version of the Sky Go app to version 3.0.1. This update has Channel 4 and More4 shows for streaming as well as live streaming of...

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Sky have added more TV options to their internet pay TV server NOW TV. For £9.99 you get 24 hour of access to all six Sky Sports Channels via NOW...

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XBMC 12.1 Frodo has just been released and already the XBian team have 12.1 in their build of XBMC for the Raspberry Pi. This update has improved video playback a...

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The XBMC team may be working on the next version (Gotham) but that hasn’t stopped them releasing an update to version 12 of XBMC. Version 12.1 has a lot of...

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Skype for Windows Phone 8 has been updated with some nice new features. Version 2.4 Preview for Windows Phone 8 now supports 720p video calling and video calling in landscape...

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There is a new Media Center app in the Windows Store that can be used to view Windows Media Center EPG and stream Media Center videos on Windows 8 and...

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MediaBrowser 3 is turning out to be a great looking cross platform media system, last month we told you about the plans for the new version of Media Browser and...

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Send to Kindle The VLC team have put out the 11th beta of VLC for Android. This build fixes bugs from the last release and includes the performance and feature...

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Send to Kindle Sky have updated the iOS Sky+ app to version 4.3.5. The app update adds a 4oD section to the Catch Up part of the app, today Sky...

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I am always on the lookout for good apps for my Surface RT and I came across a new video app that looks handy. PressPlay for the Windows Store works...

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On my Raspberry Pi I use XBMC as my Media Center client, it works very well with my media servers but if you’re a Plex user there is another client...

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Amazon have updated the Windows Store version of its Amazon store app. Amazon don’t say much about the changes apart from the 1 Click Ordering/Payment Feature which was in the...

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Sky have release Sky Movies for Android devices. There was already a Sky Movies app for iOS and now Sky Movie subscribers can watch Sky movies on Android phones and...

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From next Monday Channel 4‘s 4oD content will be available on Sky’s On Demand service. 4oD joins Sky’s own content as well as BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and others on...

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DVBLogic have released a test patch that should improve the stability and quality of transcoded live TV streams on Android and iOS devices. That patch which is available from DVBLogic.com...

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Last night at a press event in New York Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy S4 the latest in its line of Android phones. The S4 looks very much like the...

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Microsoft have pushed out an update for the Android version of Xbox SmartGlass. The update adds support for HTC DNA devices, improves parental controls and Microsoft say “addresses security concerns”....

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DVBLogic have updated the Android version of the DVBLink app. Version 1.1.6 fixes problems with the EPG crashing when there are blank programme names and fixes other EPG issues. The...

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Apple have issues and update for the Mac, OS X 10.8.3. The update adds support for Windows 8 running under Boot Camp, previously Windows 8 wasn’t supported so its good...

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The XBMC development team have returned to their monthly build cycle and announced that the next version of XBMC (version 13) will be codenamed Gotham (cue the Batman jokes). The...

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Today Skype have updated the desktop version of Skype for Windows. Version 6.3 has a lot of bug fixes and quality improvements (see the bellow). You can get the updated...

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This week on the show Garry and I talk through the tech news of the last week. We talk Microsoft adding Flash in to IE 10 in Windows 8 and...

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD is now available in the UK (plus Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Japan). The Kindle Fire HD has been on sale for a while in the...

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Twitter have released its official Twitter app for Windows 8 and Windows RT. When Windows 8 launched Microsoft said Twitter would be bringing out a Windows Store Twitter app and...

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Today I have put out an update for Media Center Health Monitor that will alert you to problem with recordings, disk space etc via Twitter. So as well as the...

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It’s been a long time in development but the final version of MediaPortal 1.3.0 has been release today. The new version has the new great looking Titan skin which is...

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The OpenELEC team have released the 5th Release Candidate of OpenELEC an embedded version of XBMC. This latest release fixes issues from the RC4 release as well as including bug...

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Channel 4 have updated the Android version of the 4oD app adding in a sign in option (as they did with the iOS version). If you sign in you can...

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It’s patch Tuesday and Microsoft have issued an Firmware update for the Surface. The update has a fix for the Wi-Fi connectivity problem that I have seen many times. When...

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DVBLogic have an iOS app for viewing TV on an iPad or iPhone from a DVBLink server and it uses server side transcoding to get the stream working on iOS....

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Microsoft have announced that there is an update for Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 and Windows RT that will enable Flash content to run by default. This means that...

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