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  • AtomicEdge commented on Picture management and backup solutions

    @brianfroelund: Ahh okay, I wasn't aware of that as I only use it for pictures. :-/

  • AtomicEdge commented on The content for "Premium"

    @Nscafe: For me, I felt the mix of content before was more to my personal tastes. More new tech, online service reviews, new apps, guides to things like ripping movies and stuff like that.

    These days it's a lot of photography, science, cosplay and making. Which I am either not as interested in, or consume elsewhere.

    I suspect the content just reflects what the guys are into these days rather than anything more profound.

    I like the tested in depth videos.

  • AtomicEdge commented on Google Play App Roundup: Google Camera, Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Hopeless: Space Shooting

    @Sooty: I really like stock, and that price! There have also been a lot more "Nexus Only" features coming out of Google recently, and I think that has quite a few people spooked.

  • AtomicEdge commented on Picture management and backup solutions

    @brianfroelund: Yes, it supports video. There are tools that link into the Flickr API for things like bulk downloads, such as this one: https://www.flickr.com/services/apps/72157622874451890/

    The online Uploader on there is pretty good as well: https://www.flickr.com/tools/

    They store all your files in their original format, but allow you to view them smaller, or for in video in SD. Downloads are always the original files though.

  • AtomicEdge commented on The content for "Premium"

    I'm happy to support the site, but I agree, none of the content has had me excited to go and watch it. I fix computers for a living, so this weeks is definitely one to miss!

    The other "Content Site" I sub to is Giant Bomb, and while I realise they have been doing this a lot longer, I get a 2 hour live show (that I usually watched archived) every week, and often another hour or two long video as well. While I understand that Tested is a much smaller operation and that can't produce that kind of content just for subscribers, it does make the money a bit harder to justify (hence my monthly instead of yearly subscription).

    I'll keep my subscription because I would always rather pay for a site I enjoy rather than have ads on it, and I am getting what was promised when I signed up, but I hope they can have the capacity to step up their game a little.

    Is there any hope for more staff to join the Tested crew in the future? Another personality (now that Gary is has "Special Guest" status) would really help shake things up, though I understand that would make Joey's work load would increase as well.

    @bottleworks: I don't think people are whining, feedback is how services improve.

  • AtomicEdge commented on how you guys decide what to do first?

    I'm not really a "Maker" but I have loads of jobs to do around the house. Fix a fence, fit some new gates, chop down some trees, decorate the lounge, rewire some sockets, paint the windows and so on and so on and so on.

    Generally speaking I try to do at least a couple of smaller jobs each weekend, and then have one of the bigger jobs planned for a few weeks out. For something like decorating a room, if I say I am going to do this in 3 weeks, I generally get a lot of the prep out of way without it being a pain. Things like buying the right paint, checking I have decent brushes, testing some colours, buy new light fittings, plan new socket locations etc then slip into my normal "small job routine" and then make the bigger more grand jobs a lot less stressful when you get there.

    I only bought my house last June, but I've actually made really good progress with getting it how I want it without burning myself out by ploughing though the dauntingly long to-do list.

  • AtomicEdge commented on Picture management and backup solutions

    Have you tried Flikr?

    You get 1TB for free, and the sharing options are great. As well as sharing 1 pic or 1 album with a specific person, they also have a system where you can tag other peoples accounts as Friends or Family, and then when you upload images you just can pick if an image is private, friends, family or friends and family. It works really well.

    However... It's a big job to get everything uploaded and tagged the first time. I have put about 15,000 pictures up to my Flickr account (using the Flickr Uploader app on Mac, which allows you to select an album directly from iPhoto).

    I did all this uploading as a one way street though. Now I have put all my historic pictures up there, I just upload all my new snaps straight up there using the iPhone app for phone pics, and Lightroom for pics on my DSLR.

    I know a lot of people like their folder structures and I was the same for films, music, pics etc, but once you give in and use a programs indexing system, you would be amazed at how much nicer it is to browse your photos using the tags and things on a service like Flikr.

    Let me know if you have any specific questions about all this. I did all my pictures as a prototype for my girlfriend doing all of her (tens of thousands) of pictures. It was a pain, but we learnt a lot and it was definitely worth it.

  • AtomicEdge commented on Google Play App Roundup: Google Camera, Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Hopeless: Space Shooting

    I am so close to pulling the trigger on a Nexus 5. My iPhone 5's battery now lasts me until about 4pm every day and that's just not good enough. My other half's Nexus 5 is very nice to play with, and since I ditched my iPad for a Nexus 7, I've not missed it (outside of a few apps/games like Hearthstone).

    However... It seems like the Nexus 5 has been out a while now. Should I wait and see what the next one is? Think it will be announced at Google I/O in June?

  • 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)