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Week Nineteen – Of Volvos & Royal Babies

May 05 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
Last week’s column ended with my expressing nerves at how my first video editing effort might be received. .
“He was an old dog and this was a new trick.” Let’s go see how old…..’ And I am delighted to report that in the very first week, it shows signs of working. My ba...

EMMA ROUND ONE AT CAS 2015

Apr 30 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Shows & Events
These days, it isn’t Doncaster Racecourse that marks the start of the car show and the sound off season any longer. The moment that show moved from the racecourse, it died for me. However, one of the coolest parts of that show now happens at the Modified Nationals at the end of May, in the shape...

TWO THIRDS OF NEW CARS NOW WITH DIGITAL RADIO A...

Apr 27 2015 02:00 | Adam Rayner in Technology
It was announced today by Digital Radio UK that nearly two-thirds of new cars come with digital radio as standard, up from just half of new cars a year ago (CAP/SMMT March 2015).

In March 2015, 64.9% of new car registrations had digital radio as standard, up from 50.7% the previous...

Week Eighteen – The Sound Off Season Opens

Apr 27 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Features
Well, I didn’t make the the cut on the YouTube beta thing at that London hotel, as I never heard another word after doing their questionnaire. Maybe I is too old! And while I have yet to take the time to create the other-side-of-my-world ‘outdoorsey’ YouTube channel, to be called Mounted...

JL Audio: UK DESIGNER SYSTEMS

Apr 24 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Technology
In a totally new never-done-before fashion, JL Audio UK have had some videos lovingly crafted for them by the Mad Scientists in Alligator-Land at JL Audio. I kid you not, alligators. For you aughtna swim in the limpid lovely waterway directly behind their huuuge factory-midst-the-palm-trees. JL A...

Week Seventeen – FOMO, Woofers & ‘Tube…

Apr 20 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Editorials
Hilariously, I got all sniffy when I saw Facebook gather up folks for the Talk Audio SQ meet at Chingford Golf course last Sunday morning. Oddly, I had got it blended in my foetid imagination as a sideshow to the European Mobile Multimedia UK Judges’ training and pre-season rev-up in Northamptons...

Norway FM to DAB Switchover Announced

Apr 16 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Technology
It has been confirmed today that Norway will switch off FM radio in 2017, the first country in the world to shut off analogue for all major radio stations. The switchover will take place over a 12 month period starting in January 2017. It will begin in Northern Norway and will be implemented regi...

Presenterbloke Cracks Three Million!

Apr 14 2015 00:00 | Adam Rayner in General
If you are a regular reader, then with luck, you will also be a regular viewer of mine. For my YouTube channel, called Presenterbloke (thought I was very lucky to get away with having that one!) was set up way back in 2007 and has been growing purely organically ever since. I am not too focussed...

Cheeky CD-Slot Device Mount WINS!

Apr 13 2015 02:00 | Adam Rayner in Technology
Here is Invention Of The Year. A deceptively simple bracket for holding a phone or tablet in your car’s CD slot. I said that it, “sticks its tongue in your CD player’s mouth on the first date. Cheeky beggar.”

The entirely-in-the-UK manufactured device website says, "The CD Slot Mount...

BACK TO THE FUTURE!! ALPINE DELOREAN OF...

Apr 13 2015 01:00 | Adam Rayner in Installations
I can honestly say that I have never enjoyed writing a headline quite as much as that one. If you read my This Week column, in which I get Humble Pie but no custard, you will know that Mitch Pirie saved my kao and invited me to the Gadget Show Live to see the exhibition but also to see the big th...