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I'd strongly recommend not to buy any SD cards off ebay - I've heard about too many issues with counterfeit cards - often sold on by unwitting resellers. My inbox regularly gets messages from people who bought a £150 camera then cheaped out and bought a £3 memory card on ebay - Then when it doesn't worth they blame the camera! It doesn't make any sense. Good memory is cheaper than it's ever been - see the links above.

A lot of HD cameras will not work properly with cards larger than 32GB (cards over 32GB are usually SDXC rather than the SDHC standard used by 32GB cards. SDXC cards use the ex-FAT system rather than FAT32 - in short they are a different standard). - so don't just buy the biggest card you can afford - read the specs in the manual to see what it accepts.

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U3 CARD (For 4K cameras)

 

 

SPECIAL DASHCAM CARDS

The SD card in a dashcam is re-written over, more frequently than in other types of cameras. Some manufacturers void their guarantee if an SD card was used in a dashcam. So, no surprise, there are special High Endurance SD cards made just for dashcams...here's some.

 

VERY IMPORTANT. These links take you to the product, however Amazon have three different ways of selling. There's Amazon Direct - This means that you are only dealing with Amazon themselves, then there's other sellers that use Amazon's facilities - these show as Fulfilled By Amazon and finally there's Market Place sellers that advertise on Amazon, but operate independently.  I strongly recommend that you only use the first...the Amazon Direct - Sold By Amazon option. Even if it appears that you are paying a couple of £/$ more it is more than likely you are comparing the price of a real item against the price of a fake.

To give you an idea of the extent of the fake goods problem. In a 2016 survey by Apple - 90% of the 'Apple' chargers sold through Amazon - using the other the two methods..which includes the "Fulfilled by Amazon" option -  were found to be counterfeit....90%! 

 
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Thursday
Mar222018

The Record Runner

Here's a quick video about the Record Runner, that little VW van that drives around a record, both playing and destroying it at the same time.  
However I know that some people will be more interested to see this video features the comedy outro puppets. If you just want to see the outro on it's own - here's a link to the video https://youtu.be/NvNPMlATA9g I also updated the merchandise with a new design of mug https://teespring.com/stores/techmoan-merch
I'd recommend watching it before going on to read the rest of this post that explains where the idea for it came from.
  
First I should mention that all the interactions you see with the smart speaker were real - this is how it actually responded at the time, it wasn't dubbed in later.
   
The idea for this video came as I was watching Episode 1 of Series 2 'Hap and Leonard' on Amazon Prime. I asked my phone to Shazam a song being played near the beginning that I couldn't remember the name of. It was 'Let the Bass Go' by The D.O.C. I then tried to get my HomePod to play this because I thought it would be a good way to test the bass reproduction. 
  
However despite repeated requests I couldn't get it to play the track I wanted. It kept wanting to play AC/DC. I tried spelling it, shouting it, talking slower, quicker, sarcastically and in various accents, however the only way I could get it to play was when as a last resort I just asked for the track name without the artist. . However when I tried this again later, it had never heard of the track again. 
  
This experience demonstrating the worst of the modern age, felt exactly like the kind of thing that the puppets should demonstrate. 

 

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Try hey silly I am just a silhouette of a man 😊

March 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

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