Foreign Correspondent moved away from its normal political/social emphasis last night to look at the growing industry of micro satellites, and it was pretty fascinating.
I liked the way the guy from Planet explained how the origin of the idea was just to put mobile phone technology into space: he emphasised the technological marvel that the commonplace mobile phone is these days, just as I like to do.
I am itching to buy a new mobile phone at the moment, and I am contemplated being unfaithful to Samsung. (I may need to visit the confessional.) The Moto G5 Plus seems to have everything I want in a mobile phone - except, I admit, the wonders of a beautiful Samsung AMOLED screen.
To get all that I want, ideally, I would buy a $650 Samsung A5. But for $250 less, the Moto one has NFC - needed for using your phone to make paywave payment (an odd exception from Samsung J5 and J7, which cost the same or more as the G5 Plus), and a gyro sensor (which I understand is important if you want to use it to live in a VR world - and also not in the equivalent priced Samsung models.) But the A5 does have a gorgeous looking screen, and is quite waterproof. (Note that I have ever dropped a phone in the toilet - yet.)
Bizarrely, I have noticed that the cheap Samsung J range has this weird thing where some of the cheaper models have an AMOLED screen, and even my two year old cheapo J1 has NFC; but the top end of the J range (J5 and J7) don't have either of these. Hence Samsung are still making things rather confusing with the features in their model range.