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  • AtomicEdge commented on Bits to Atoms: Designing and 3D-Printing Tested Nametags

    Name tags as premium member prizes!

  • AtomicEdge commented on A Landmark Episode of This Is Only a Test - 3/27/2014

    Yep! Also chiming in to say that Pocket Casts is great. I have an iPhone and a Nexus 7 and once the download settings are set the same, and both are logged in, I can just pick up either device and I have all the right podcasts downloaded and they are all synced to the right places.

    PS Nice to hear from Mr Whitta again!

  • AtomicEdge commented on Why Facebook Buying Oculus VR Is Probably a Good Thing

    @Wandel: But Facebook themselves haven't actually done anything with gaming. Let's not forget that "Facebook Games" can be made by anyone. Indeed most of them can be played on publishers websites or on phones and tablets now anyway. They just provide a platform for sharing content and it's open to whoever wants to develop for it. Isn't that just want gamers want for the Rift? A platform that anyone can develop for? Maybe Zynga WILL make a FarmVille for VR, but that doesn't stop Epic games making a big triple A shooter as well.

  • AtomicEdge commented on Why Facebook Buying Oculus VR Is Probably a Good Thing

    If VR really takes off, everyone will have a device. Sony are going to, Microsoft will, Google probably will, Amazon, the lot.

    So lets just take a step back for a second. What about Facebook owning Oculus are you really afraid of? If you don't want to use their services (if indeed you need to) then there will be other VR solutions available. That, or VR will fail and no-one will be making games for it anyway.

    I for one welcome our new incredibly rich, nerdy, super smart, huge overlords.

  • AtomicEdge commented on On Public Speaking and Dyson Spheres - 3/25/2014

    I like that you went with "Public Speaking and Dyson Spheres" and not "Public Speaking and Holo Masturbation".

  • AtomicEdge commented on Google Play App Roundup: Google Now launcher, Superior Tactics, and Solid Explorer Chromecast Plugin

    I'm using the GNL on my Nexus 7 (2013) and like it apart from one thing. Widgets look weird.

    There is something about the spacing on the GNL compared to the standard launcher that make most of my widgets not fit. The quick power settings widget it all stretched and tall, the google keep quick add widget it squashed into the top of it's line, the tumblr quick post widget cuts off half an icon etc etc etc.

    I hope they get that fixed, as I like google now and having it on the left is great.

  • AtomicEdge commented on Google Play App Roundup: Google Now launcher, Superior Tactics, and Solid Explorer Chromecast Plugin

    I'm using the GNL on my Nexus 7 (2013) and like it apart from one thing. Widgets look weird.

    There is something about the spacing on the GNL compared to the standard launcher that make most of my widgets not fit. The quick power settings widget it all stretched and tall, the google keep quick add widget it squashed into the top of it's line, the tumblr quick post widget cuts off half an icon etc etc etc.

    I hope they get that fixed, as I like google now and having it on the left is great.

  • AtomicEdge commented on The Best Wireless IP Camera Today

    @samclarke: Interesting! I just did some googling and some people were saying that they were unable to sign up for the DVR service without a US credit card. Did you find away around that?

  • AtomicEdge commented on The Best Wireless IP Camera Today

    I continue to be sold on the Dropcam. Now they just need to start selling the thing in the UK!

    (This goes for the Nest Thermostat too!)

    (And the ChromeCast)

  • AtomicEdge commented on What's do bad about chromebooks?

    I had a company send me like 5 of the things a few weeks ago to demo.

    I think that in order to be useful, you need to be pretty heavily invested into the Google ecosystem.

    I think the biggest issue is that they kind of fill a niche that doesn't seem to exist. For example, why get a Chromebook when you could get a tablet and a keyboard case and have that extra versatility?

    Also, they are not all $250! The Chromebook Pixel costs $1,299!

  • AtomicEdge commented on Episode 200, lets have a WANGcast.

    I could hang with some wang.

    Wait what?

  • AtomicEdge commented on Any word on Tested mugs?

    @YoThatLimp: Same here, some oaf of an HP technician knocked it off my desk while he was flailing with a printer part. To be fair, he did send me a replacement mug, but was it a Tested mug? No it was damn well not a Tested mug.

    (Branded Zojirushis Please)

  • AtomicEdge commented on From iPad 2 to Nexus 7

    So far I'm only using keep, music, clock and the power widgets. seems useful for some stuff, but a lot of things I am happy to just tap to get into.

    In fact, Attached is a screenshot of what I'm using:

  • AtomicEdge commented on The Lasting Legacy of the DIVX Disc

    I rented a film on iTunes a couple of years back and it expired 5 minutes before the end because I didn't get a chance to finish it the day before. I've never rented an iTunes movie again.

    Traditional video rental from the uk was generally 2 nights, so it's odd to see this 24 hours rule become so unilateral...

  • AtomicEdge commented on Watch a Ship Intentionally Run Aground

    I interrupt this insightful and interesting conversation with the following:

    That ship was much bigger than I thought it was going to be when that video started!

    Okay, carry on!

  • AtomicEdge commented on From iPad 2 to Nexus 7

    I went for it!

    I've spent £100s on iOS apps over the years (had access to the App store since the day it launched) but when I actually sat down and looked at what apps I would need to re-buy, the list was incredibly short. Pocket Casts for podcasting was actually the only thing I really needed (apart from a decent twitter app, which I have not decided on yet).

    A few things worth mentioning:

    Tinkering with widgets and launchers and stuff is just good fun. Makes it fun to poke around with, which you can't really do with iOS.

    The screen is lovely indeed. Able to fit as much on this little screen as my iPad and still read it due to the higher resolution.

    For videos, yes the screen is smaller, but because of the widescreen display, you don't actually lose quite as much as you think. There is a lot of black on an iPad generally.

    It's so light! I am actually finding myself popping it in my suit jackets pocket when I go to meetings. Handy to pull it out if I need to take notes or access a calendar, and somehow feels less... rude than pulling out my phone to do the same.

    Also, the speakers are great! Because it's got a speaker on the top and the bottom, it gives pretty good stereo audio when lying down on a desk.

    One down side; I got it in PC world, and they had the official Acer Premium case on sale which I got. It sucks. The case itself is fine, but if you use it as a stand, it stays upright for a couple of minutes before falling backwards. I'm going to take that back and order the official Google case from the play store instead.

    Generally though, apart from the first hour or so where I thought "Oh god it's too small what have I done!" I've now really gown to love the form factor. Portable enough to just grab when needed or use with one hand, but big enough that I don't think "I need a bigger screen!" like I do when using a phone.

    Now if only there was a really good twitter client available...

  • AtomicEdge commented on From iPad 2 to Nexus 7

    My iPad 2 is slow. Since iOS 7, it's become pretty sluggish, and I'm getting fed up with it.

    I don't have much spare cash at the moment, and so I can't really justify getting an iPad Air or even really a Mini with Retina.

    However... I can get about £250 for my 64gb iPad, and the Nexus 7 32gb is only £239. I can live with the size difference.

    What does everyone think of the Nexus 7 (2013)? I might miss the 10" screen a little, but I do carry my iPad to work every day at the moment, so the portability (and the lightness) is a plus!

    Basically, just tell me how awesome the Nexus 7 is so I feel confident in my almost desicion!

  • AtomicEdge commented on LogMeIn Free is gone. Alternatives??

    Yeah lots of people are suggesting TeamViewer.

    I have been using LogMeIn Free for years for Home <-> Work. Work would pay for a pro subscription in a flash (free out of hours support for them I guess...) but I'm not sure I want to support LogMeIn.

    Charging for a service you use is totally understandable, and I would pay for most free services I use in exchange for a better product (IE Twitter, Facebook, Hell even Ad free google!), but they way they are handling this is just poor. Telling people they have a week to upgrade or fuck off is just a bit shitty.

    I'm sure they could have given people a 6 month warning or something... Who know's maybe they are in financial trouble.

    I think for a lot of people who have their current pro subscriptions also manage other computers though who won't want to pay for those. I have on my account, Home PC, Work PC, Home Server, Work VMWare Server and 3 or 4 friends and family computers. If it means I can have everything in one place, I might just go with TeamViewer instead.

  • AtomicEdge commented on Going Premium!

    @will: That's super cool Will! Need to go gold at some point too. My Whiskey/GB sub hits from the date of the first BLLSL, so that's about 6 months I think.