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The end of the public transport chip card was carefully announced at the beginning of 2021, in the meantime OVpay has been rolled out further. Checking in with your bank card or telephone was already possible with more and more carriers, and since two weeks also with the Dutch Railways. That is more convenient for many travelers. How does this work? And what will be possible with OVpay? We talk about it with Bas van Weele, program director at OVpay. We ask him some pressing questions, such as: what about support for Apple Pay Express?
Also in the tech news this week: chatbots that go wrong, fuss about the higher Viaplay rates and our e-bike tester David rode the Bird Bike by popular demand: how did you like it?
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Tips from this episode:
Gadget: Rodecaster Pro II, a mixing console especially for podcast creators. Sliders, connections, beautiful built-in audio processing: everything you need to smoothly record your podcast.
Game: Metroid Prime Remastered for the Nintendo Switch. The original came out for the GameCube in 2002, and Nintendo has now modernized the graphics and controls, and the game still proves rock solid. You play Samus Aran, a space heroine who, as is the case in Metroid, loses all her weapons and gear. You have to find it again on a deserted planet, so that you can always go to new areas. In the meantime, you can scan everything in your environment and that works nicely: you feel half a scientist, although there is plenty to shoot. But in a smart way, because through the scanning you get to know your enemy, and you still get a whole story even though you don’t actually speak to anyone – everything and everyone is hostile. The price is very nice: 40 euros.
Docu: Fire of Love on Disney+. A documentary about the famous couple Katia and Maurice Krafft, both volcanologists. They loved each other and volcanoes. The Kraffts have been traveling the world since the 1960s doing research at volcanoes, dangerously close to lava and eruptions. And so they came to an end. The documentary was made with their archive material. When you see the Kraffts themselves, the images are cute and funny – and when you see the volcanoes, they are overwhelming, blood-curdling and terrifying.
Review: Hogwarts Legacy, an uninnovative but very complete dive into the world of Harry Potter. Never before have you played the leading role: great escapism – a pity about the reality in which this game appears.
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