Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Smart Arse

01Jan18

Did British radio stations make a big mistake when they got rid of their old local names and replace them with generic national “Brands”? Instead of local radio stations being called names like Leicester Sound, Ram FM, Red Dragon, 2CR and GWR, a lot of them became, “Heart” or “Capital”. One of the biggest selling […]


Dash Scam

22Dec17

If you’re thinking of getting a dashcam fitted to your car, DON’T get the one I got! Unless you enjoy spending ever increasing amounts of money on software and SD cards and have hours of spare time to faff about with it, this dashcam is not for you. I thought I wanted one for Christmas, […]


Predicting the future is not worth it because eventually you get proved wrong. I’m going to download the new Blade Runner film, “Blade Runner 2049”. I can’t remember much about the original film, so I decided to watch it again before I watch the new one. What a disappointment it is. I suppose when it […]


Apple are starting to confuse me now. The new iPhone is out, actually there are two new ones. The iPhone 8 replaces the iPhone 7. They’ve also released the iPhone 10 (X). They’ve skipped 9 completely. Each new Apple phone has more features than the last but they’re also taking things away. The iPhone 7, […]


Soon anti-car environmentalists aren’t going to have as much to shout about. Last week, Volvo announced that in less than two years, ALL of their new cars will have electric motors. Most other car makers now sell electric cars and a lot more are on the way. Tesla motors announced last week that mass production […]


London Calling is my online radio show for America. Episode 9 features Part 2 of my chat with Eddie The Eagle. He explains how he now lives in a house with no walls or ceilings and no kitchen. He cooks on a camping stove and survives on free meals and egg sandwiches. You’ll also hear […]


I now have something in common with fifteen Nobel Prize winners. I’ve given a speech at the Royal Institution in London. It was the venue for a broadcasting conference called, “Next Radio”. The room was filled with people who work in the radio industry. The Royal Institution was founded in 1799 by the leading British […]


The Mackmobile is sending me broke! A couple of months ago a light on my dash board came on. It was a little picture of an engine and underneath it said, “Check engine, visit workshop!” I took it back to the place I bought the car from just over a year ago. They charged me […]


How much will it cost to fix my car? A couple of months ago a light on my dash board came on. It was a little picture of an engine and underneath it said, “Check engine, visit workshop!” I took it back to the place I bought the car from just over a year ago. […]


I just got a reminder of how we’re all being tracked online. I did a bit on BOB fm yesterday about cyclists riding naked through the streets of London. Underneath it, I played “Yakety Sax” by Boots Randolph III. You probably know it as the theme to The Benny Hill Show. Today, I opened Youtube […]


When my laptop died a couple of years ago, I lost loads of important stuff. It was a wake-up call, now I don’t store ANYTHING on any of my computers. I only ever save stuff to Google Drive, the cloud storage system. Next time any of my computers crash or is destroyed, at home or […]


Space travel has become boring! It didn’t used to be, as a child, I watched live TV pictures of people walking, talking, singing, bouncing, hitting golf balls and driving a car, 238 thousand miles away ON THE MOON! From the moment my mother woke me up before 4am on July 20 1969 by whispering, “They’re […]


Smash and Grab

05Mar16

There was a long tradition where I grew up of people bringing stuff home from work. On the street I lived on in the 70s, most of my friends dads worked at the Ford plant at Halewood. That meant a lot of my friends had unauthorised copies of the Cadbury’s Smash Martians that starred in […]


It’s the wrong time of year to get anything done. We had a quiet Christmas, partly due to the fact that no one can call us on the home phone. We switched telephone providers on 17th December. Since then, we haven’t been able to get incoming calls. I call their customer “care line” every day […]


Virtual Reality

20Dec15

“It ain’t what you do it’s the way that you do it”. – There’s a lot of truth in those lyrics to that old song, especially when it comes to customer service. On Thursday we changed our landline phone and internet provider. With all the connecting and setting up I did with the new router […]


Mack Nuggets

12Dec15

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately, including: Being Embarrassed by your parents. What men DON’T want for Christmas. Plastic surgery that fixed one thing and ruined another. A bag for life. Why Volkswagen have done nothing wrong. Prince William, the wrong person to talk to the Chinese. Britain’s train operators do […]


It’s not easy to predict the the future. The Met Office have all kinds of scientific equipment including satellites to help predict the future and they’re rubbish at it. They predicted a hot dry summer for England. We actually got one of the coldest wettest. In the autumn, they predicted 38 days of Arctic winter. […]


Mack Nuggets

02Dec15

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOB fm lately including: What men DON’T want for Christmas. Should we be bombing in Syria? David Beckhams old car. A hapless taxi driver. A diary mix up. Is the Apple Watch the most useless gadget ever? Plastic surgery that fixed one thing and ruined another. The USA’s […]


Waste of Time.

02Feb15

Apple would get laughed at if they announced that their next device is going to be a camera. Digital camera sales keep falling. We don’t need any more cameras, we’ve already got them on all of our other Apple devices. Which brings me to the Apple Watch. I don’t know how to break this to […]