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Apple AirPods Max vs Sony WH-1000XM4: Which Is the Best Wireless Active Noise Cancelling Headset?

For a long time, Sony and Bose competed to produce the best premium wireless over-ear headphones with active noise cancellation. With the excellent WH-1000XM4 headphones, Sony finally took the lead in the race. The Sony WH-1000XM4 offers a wholesome all-round experience when it comes to design, sound quality, active noise cancellation, and battery life, and is priced at Rs. 29,990 in India. Many will agree that this is one of the best pairs of wireless headphones you can buy right now.

Sony’s undisputed dominance in the space didn’t last very long though; a challenger emerged in the form of the Apple AirPods Max in late 2020. Priced at Rs. 59,900, the AirPods Max costs twice as much here. However, it delivers a more premium experience in many ways, and offers connectivity and ease-of-use benefits for iPhone, iPad, and Mac users.

Although there is a considerable price difference between the Apple AirPods Max (Review) and the Sony WH-1000XM4 (Review), they are currently each other’s biggest competition, in my opinion. Which one is worth buying, then? Find out in this detailed comparison between these two premium wireless active noise cancelling headphones.

Apple AirPods Max vs Sony WH-1000XM4: Price and availability

At Rs. 59,900, the Apple AirPods Max is twice the price of the Rs. 29,990 Sony WH-1000XM4, and this alone will be a huge barrier to many people. However, the AirPods Max isn’t meant for most people; if you recently bought an Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (Review) for Rs. 1,29,900 or more, you probably won’t be too fazed by the price.

Buyers using Android smartphones or simply unable to fathom such a price for wireless headphones would be better off considering the Sony WH-1000XM4 for Rs. 29,990. Both headsets are available across e-commerce portals, the respective companies’ online stores, and offline retailers across the country. While the AirPods Max is available in five colour options including some rather bright tones, the Sony WH-1000XM4 is only available in black and silver.

Apple AirPods Max vs Sony WH-1000XM4: Design and specifications

As with all its products, Apple has paid close attention to the design and build quality of the AirPods Max, and this has resulted in an incredibly beautiful, luxurious, and comfortable pair of headphones. The liberal use of anodised aluminium for the ear cups, the soft foam ear pads, stainless steel frame, and knit-mesh headband make the headphones look and feel beautiful, and the bright colours give it some character as well.

The controls are excellent and very easy to get used to, and the AirPods Max also uses its custom Apple-made H1 chip to enable quick, stable, and seamless connectivity with Apple source devices. If you have an iPhone, Mac computer, and iPad, the AirPods Max almost magically switches between each of them, sensing exactly which one’s sounds you need to hear. You can also use it as a wired headset with a Lightning-to-3.5mm audio cable, though this is an expensive optional purchase.

There are some shortcomings with the AirPods Max, particularly the rather strange-looking Smart Case, the lack of a power button, and Apple’s continued use of the proprietary Lightning charging port. The headset is primarily meant to be used with Apple source devices, and although it works just fine over Bluetooth with most other smartphones, tablets, and computers, many of its benefits and customisation options are only available when connected to an Apple device.

Sony, on the other hand, has gone with a safe and familiar look for the WH-1000XM4; it looks very similar to its predecessors in the 1000X range. That said, it remains comfortable and sophisticated, with controls that are easy to get used to and work well. Charging is through a USB Type-C port, and you can use it as a wired headset by connecting the included 3.5mm stereo cable.

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Where the Sony WH-1000XM4 really beats the AirPods Max is in terms of Bluetooth codec support. While the latter supports only the SBC and AAC Bluetooth codecs, the Sony headset goes a step further with support for the LDAC high-resolution Bluetooth codec in addition. This particularly suits use with Android devices, as it allows for more data to be transmitted, and therefore makes for a more detailed and enjoyable sound. There is, however, no support for the Qualcomm aptX Bluetooth codec.

The Apple AirPods Max are clearly meant to be used with Apple source devices, but the Sony WH-1000XM4 doesn’t discriminate in this department. It works equally well with both Android and iOS devices, and also supports multipoint connectivity to maintain a simultaneous connection with two Bluetooth sources.

Apple AirPods Max vs Sony WH-1000XM4: App and battery life

Many of the customisations and tweaks you can get with modern wireless headphones require the use of a companion app or similar implementation, which is the case with both the Apple AirPods Max and Sony WH-1000XM4. While the Sony headphones have a dedicated app for iOS and Android, controls for various aspects of the Apple headphones are integrated into iOS and macOS.

Sony’s app offers a lot more customisation options and the ability to set the headphones up the way you want, including the equaliser settings, the speak-to-chat feature, adjustable levels for ANC and hear-through, and more. Most options are available on both iOS and Android, making for a largely consistent usage experience regardless of the source device in use.

While you can pair and use the AirPods Max with any Bluetooth device, it’s only possible to modify settings and customise controls when the headphones are paired with an iOS device such as an iPhone or iPad. These settings can be accessed through the Bluetooth menu, and there are only basic toggles and orientation options for the controls, rather than detailed settings or the ability to tweak the equaliser or ANC. On an Android device, you won’t see any of these options, and will have to use the default or last used controls and settings on the headset.

Battery life is considerably different between the Apple AirPods Max and Sony WH-1000XM4, with the latter offering better performance. As per my testing, the AirPods Max can run for around 13-14 hours per charge in typical conditions, while the Sony WH-1000XM4 ran for twice as long at around 28 hours per charge.

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Part of this is because the Apple AirPods Max does not have a power button and never really powers down; it’s always on and ready to quickly connect to a source device. Naturally, Sony’s approach is objectively better, and is recommended for anyone looking for reliable and long-lasting battery times.

Apple AirPods Max vs Sony WH-1000XM4: Performance

The Apple AirPods Max and Sony WH-1000XM4 are the best-sounding wireless headphones you can buy today, thanks to a combination of good hardware and software. Active noise cancellation is effective and class-leading on both of these headphones as well. However, Sony’s superior Bluetooth codec support does mean that when used with the right source device and with high-resolution audio, the WH-1000XM4 sounds noticeably better than the Apple AirPods Max.

That said, when using the AAC Bluetooth codec – as would be the case if you used the Sony WH-1000XM4 with an iPhone or iPad – there’s very little difference in sound quality between the two. Both pairs of headphones offer detailed sound, a flexible and energetic sonic signature, and the ability to bring the most out of your audio tracks.

What also stands out about the two headsets is that the sound isn’t meant to be analytical or neutral; it’s enjoyable, and meant for the everyday listener rather than the discerning audiophile. Sony does go a step further than Apple in offering a bit more detail without losing out on the ‘fun’ element, while the AirPods Max is a bit more flexible and capable of adjusting its sound to different genres.

Active noise cancellation on both pairs of headphones is very effective, but Sony’s range of customisation options gives it an edge here. I often found the starkness of the AirPods Max’s active noise cancellation to be unnerving, and I liked that I could adjust this on the Sony WH-1000XM4. Additionally, the Sony WH-1000XM4 will support the default voice assistant on your smartphone, while the AirPods Max expectedly only allows Siri to be used with Apple devices.

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Despite the large difference in price between the Sony WH-1000XM4 and the Apple AirPods Max, these two pairs of headphones have both put up a strong fight for the crown. The price difference will actually help many people make their decisions – you either cannot wrap your head around what Apple is charging, and should pick the Sony WH-1000XM4 for that reason, or it doesn’t matter to you at all.

If you’re among the latter set and if you own one or more Apple devices that you intend to use as your primary source(s), the AirPods Max should definitely be your top pick. The seamless connectivity, ability to switch quickly between different Apple devices, good sound quality and active noise cancellation, and beautiful design makes this a premium listening experience in every way.

However, if you’re looking for what is objectively the better-sounding pair of headphones, that title goes to the Sony WH-1000XM4. Better codec support, more impressive features, and plenty of customisation options for both iOS and Android through the app make this the better value-for-money option. Excellent battery life is a pretty big factor as well.

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    Jacqueline Fernandez inspires fans to do breathing exercises. Breathing exercise yoga is also called pranayama in ‘these challenging times of Kovid-19’. & Nbsp; Kovid-19 lockdown, isolation as a precautionary measure for Corona positive people or a glut of bad news has left Indians in a worried state. Is pushed. In such a situation, meditation is proved useful by breathing exercises and yoga asanas. To tell the same, Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez is seen doing Pranayam or breathing in her house. He inspired fans to do so during ‘these difficult times’ of the Corona virus epidemic. & Nbsp;

    Actor Jacqueline Fernandez shares Pranayam’s photo

    Going to her social media handle, Jacqueline shows a glimpse of her evening fitness routine. & Nbsp; In the picture, the actress is seen posing in a meditative position on the padded sofa chair and following the instructions of her physical trainer from the video call. Wearing a white bandaged dress made of cotton, Jacqueline looks calm with her eyes closed, her legs folded and her hands on her knees. During this, she tries to bring the breath in and out. & nbsp; He wrote in the caption, "Breathing (pranayama) is important for your brain and physical health, especially now." He further said, "I pray for everyone during these difficult times."


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    Players talk of freedom at the time of selection, but do not show aggressive on the field - McCullum - India TV Hindi

    Players talk of freedom at the time of selection, but do not show aggressive on the field

    Players talk of freedom at the time of selection, but do not show aggressive on the field - McCullum - India TV Hindi
    Image Source: IPLT20.COM Players talk of freedom at the time of selection, but do not show aggressive on the field – McCullum

    Ahmedabad. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) coach Brandon McCullum strongly criticized his top-order batsmen, saying that they are not showing their intentions in the current season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and they lack aggression while in team selection They want allegiance to them.

    McCullum did not name any but India’s rising batsman Shubman Gill is among the players who are not in form. This opener has scored only 132 runs in seven matches so far.

    McCullum said at the press conference after the team’s defeat at the hands of Delhi Capitals, “It is very disappointing.” As a player, when it comes to selection, you talk about freedom and confidence and loyalty. When you get on the field, you need to play aggressively and turn things in favor of the team. ”

    He said, “I and the captain (Eoin Morgan) have been asking the players to play this kind of cricket but unfortunately we are not able to do it.” We are definitely not doing what we need. ”

    KKR gave Delhi Capitals a target of 154 runs which they easily achieved. Prithvi Shaw hit six fours in Shivam Mavi’s first over. His 82 runs off 41 balls gave the team an easy win.

    McCullum said, “We saw a batting like Prithvi Shaw today. This is a great example of how we want to play.” You cannot always hit a four or a six on each ball, but you must have the intention to do so, especially when you are allowed to play free. ”

    He said, “If you don’t play shots to score runs then it is difficult and unfortunately tonight we did not play enough shots.” ”

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    Biden brings US back to world stage in first 100 days


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    The most striking aspect of Joe Biden’s first 100 days in foreign policy is the change of style. With his emphasis on consultation with allies and partners, he is presenting himself on the world stage as the anti-Trump.

    Related: Biden’s world: how key countries have reacted to the president’s first 100 days

    This is what the president intends to convey with the catchphrase of his early weeks: “America is back.” With a flurry of early moves, the new administration reversed the “America first” exceptionalism of its predecessor, briskly rejoining the World Health Organization, the Paris climate accord, and the UN human rights council, while renewing the New Start arms control treaty with Russia and restarting talks aimed at reviving the nuclear deal with Iran.

    Biden has personally moved to repair eastern and western partnerships, hosting the Japanese prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, as the first foreign leader to visit him in the Oval Office, and making the UK the destination of his first foreign trip, to attend June’s G7 summit in Cornwall.

    “No one nation can deal with all the crises of our time alone – from terrorism to nuclear proliferation to mass migration, cybersecurity, climate change – and as we’re experiencing now, pandemics,” Biden said in his speech to Congress on Wednesday.

    Jenna Ben-Yehuda, the president of the Truman National Security Project and a former state department official, said the return of diplomacy to the fore in US foreign policy has also been reflected in appointments of experienced veterans of past multilateral negotiations to high positions in the state department and national security council.

    “I think that calms nerves,” Ben-Yehuda said. “I think that ‘America is back’ also means consultation. We no longer have to fear the tweet, and the erraticism under Trump that had been pretty pervasive, has been replaced with consultation.”

    Joe Biden and Yoshihide Suga, the Japanese prime minister, in the Rose Garden of the White House on 16 April.

    Joe Biden and Yoshihide Suga, the Japanese prime minister, in the Rose Garden of the White House on 16 April. Photograph: Getty Images

    The emerging Biden foreign policy shows some signs of going beyond a simple Obama restoration – most notably in a clear decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, in marked contrast to Obama’s reluctant and abortive surge.

    At the weekend, Biden took another step which Obama had shied away from, with the formal declaration that the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman troops constituted an act of genocide.

    The fury of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, which had inhibited his predecessors, did not stop Biden, who unhesitatingly applied the same label to China’s persecution and mass incarceration of Muslim Uyghurs.

    “No responsible American president can remain silent when basic human rights are violated,” Biden said on Wednesday evening. “A president has to represent the essence of our country.”

    With Turkey and China, as with Russia, the Biden administration has sought to give priority to a clear stance on human rights while compartmentalising that stance from areas of common interest. It is a balancing act that many past administrations have tried with varying degrees of success – and one which the Trump administration barely attempted.

    Biden has emphasised his assertive approach to China, on trade and a military presence in the Indo-Pacific, as part of a foreign policy that benefits the American class. But he has pointed to the US and China’s common interest in addressing the climate crisis, and has invited Vladimir Putin to a summit meeting in Europe to talk about strategic stability, while at the same time sanctioning Russia for the SolarWinds cyber-attack and the attempted murder and jailing of the opposition leader, Alexei Navalny.

    Supporters of the administration point to this approach as proof the US does not have to sacrifice its values for its national interests in relations with major rivals and adversaries.

    But some, including progressive Democrats fear that some compromises have felt too much like business as usual. The administration declassified an intelligence assessment implicating Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the murder of dissident Jamal Khashoggi, but did not sanction the Saudi crown prince. Arms sales were partially maintained to Saudi Arabia and fully to the United Arab Emirates, the UAE’s human rights record in Yemen notwithstanding.

    The administration also wavered on refugees, initially signalling it would maintain the ceiling of 15,000 admissions imposed by Trump, but then backtracking in the face of widespread outrage at the failure to honour a pledge to admit 62,500.

    “I think the zigzagging on immigration and Russia – agreeing that Putin is a ‘killer’, sanctioning senior Russians in retaliation for cyber-attacks, warning the Kremlin because of its trop buildups on the Russian border, but then inviting Putin to the climate conference and inviting him to a summit – has been surprising, given the extremely smooth and professional rollout of other policies,” said Constanze Stelzenmüller, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

    “I suppose that’s what happens when policy gets mugged by reality – but it also suggests that the policy is less than fully fleshed out.”

    Related: Biden’s A team: key figures pushing the president’s agenda in his first 100 days

    There are also rumblings in the state department that the pledge to return to full-on diplomacy has not been matched with a commitment to career diplomats, who have so far felt shut out from the top ambassadorial positions.

    “The career diplomats I’ve spoken to are starting to think there is little substance to the slogan ‘Diplomacy is back’. Unless of course it means professional diplomats will be at the back of the line for top jobs,” said Brett Bruen, director of global engagement in the Obama White House.

    “It sure the heck is not what President Biden promised when he came to the state department saying that experience would be empowered and elevated. Instead, it seems as though we are headed back to business as usual, where ambassadorships are doled out as party favors to the well-to-do and well-connected.”

    There is no question that the US foreign policy is back on more familiar terrain after the four years of Trump, but following exactly the same pre-Trump is no longer an option. The global landscape has changed, Russia and China are more adversarial, the US weaker by comparison, and the climate crisis has become an emergency. For Biden, it will be an uphill climb.

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    Amazon Boosts Ring Security Product Lineup With Indoor Drone, Car Alarm System

    Amazon on Thursday announced a drone for recording security video inside homes and car products for alerting vehicle owners about attempted break-ins.

    The news reflects Amazon’s growing security business since its acquisition of smart doorbell maker Ring in 2018, an effort that’s drawn scrutiny from civil liberties advocates. It also represents Amazon’s latest push into shoppers’ homes, which evolved from package delivery years ago to gadgets that let consumers turn off the lights or stream media by voice command.

    Amazon’s indoor drone, the $249 (roughly Rs. 18,300) Ring Always Home Cam available next year, aims to capture video where customers otherwise lack static cameras. It can show users video where an alarm has gone off, said Amazon Vice President Daniel Rausch.

    “It’s super reassuring to be able to get a view inside your home,” he said in an interview. The device only records while flying, Ring said.

    The company also announced a car security device, $60 (roughly Rs. 4,400) Ring Car Alarm, that sounds an alarm when a break-in or bump is detected. It unveiled a vehicle security camera, and the Ring Car Connect software that works with other vehicle cameras for video play back and alerting. Tesla is the first automaker whose models are compatible. Amazon also launched a similar security focused car dash cam, the $200 (roughly Rs. 14,700) Ring Car Cam.

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    Amazon’s Ring Car Cam and associated security solutions


    Ring devices have garnered criticism from civil liberties advocates such as the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which has said the company should end partnerships with police.

    “Amazon and other companies offer a high-speed digital mechanism by which people can make snap judgments about who does, and who does not, belong in their neighborhood, and summon police to confront them,” EFF staff wrote in a June blog post.

    Ring President Leila Rouhi said in an interview the company will never proactively share videos with law enforcement; users control what to share. Ring’s aim is to give peace of mind, she said.

    Amazon also announced a cloud-based gaming service called Luna, spherical Echo speakers and features for its voice assistant Alexa, like the ability to delete all prior recordings. Various subscriptions help Amazon monetise the products.

    The new devices come as Amazon is working to maintain US market share in smart speakers over rivals Apple and Alphabet’s Google.

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    Maharashtra government has increased the restrictions and announced that to prevent the spread of infection, all types of shootings will be banned.  (File Photo)

    Prohibiting shooting in Maharashtra upset producers of film and TV shows, searching for alternatives

    Maharashtra government has increased the restrictions and announced that to prevent the spread of infection, all types of shootings will be banned.  (File Photo)

    Maharashtra government has increased the restrictions and announced that to prevent the spread of infection, all kinds of shootings will be banned. (File Photo)

    Increasing the restrictions, the state government has announced that to prevent the spread of infection, all types of shootings will be banned. After this, the fears of lockdown also increased and there was a situation of uncertainty about the future of films and serials.

    Mumbai. Amidst the continuous increase in cases of corona virus infection in Maharashtra and restrictions imposed by the state government, film and TV producers are looking for other locations outside the state to complete their stalled projects and finish shooting. Last year, due to the epidemic, work was stopped in the entertainment world of Mumbai. As the industry employing millions of people started gaining momentum again and set the release dates for the films, the outbreak of the second wave of epidemic started. Increasing the restrictions, the state government had announced that to prevent the spread of infection, all types of shootings would be banned. After this, the fears of lockdown also increased and there was a situation of uncertainty about the future of films and serials. In the event of this crisis, the livelihood of thousands of daily workers dependent on the film and television industry has also been threatened. In the queue of some such pending projects, producer Bhushan Kumar also has ‘Ek Villain Returns’. The shooting of this film is now being done in Goa, but according to Kumar, no decision has been taken yet about the rest of his films. Kumar told ‘PTI-Bhasha’, ‘The sudden increase in the cases of Kovid-19 is really worrying. We are following the decision not to shoot in Mumbai. To complete the shooting on time, we have found a place in Goa for ‘Ek Villain Returns’. Shooting has started and we are following the protocol set by the government. We will also take a decision on other films soon. Due to Coronavirus, there is an atmosphere of tension everywhere, but in the meantime, many Bollywood celebrities are going on vacation. One by one, many stars are going abroad for holiday and are sharing their pictures on social media. In such a situation, actress Shruti Haasan has expressed displeasure over the stars going on such a vacation. Along with this, he has also given advice to the stars regarding the rising corona cases.

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    Are you also a victim of toxic positivity? Know what are its symptoms

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    Psychologists say that toxic positivity is harmful for those who are going through difficult times in life. In such a situation, if a person is unable to share his true feelings with the people and does not get emotional support from the people, then he finds himself alone and rejected. Which can have a very bad effect on him. Also, when you are a victim of toxic positivity, you feel uncomfortable expressing emotions. It goes home inside you that the feelings that are coming in your mind should not have come. Not only this, you start to believe it wrong and you feel ashamed of yourself. Not only this, there is a gilt in you that if you are not able to control your emotions under bad circumstances then you are weak which is wrong. These are the symptoms -If you are sad, sad or cry, then you feel angry. Instead of facing the truth, you prefer to reject it. -Do not express your true feelings under any circumstances. – Make fun of the expression of such feelings of people. How to recover from it? If you are also seeing some similar symptoms, then to get rid of it, follow the serpent vehicle, and always remember these things in your life. – Do not reject your negative feelings, but try to manage it. – If you are in a stressful situation then it is natural to be tense. Fear is also natural in an environment like fear. In this case, instead of keeping more than yourself, focus on taking care of yourself and try to handle the situation. -If someone is trying to tell their feelings, then do not silence them with your toxic positivity. Encourage him to express himself and give his support. It is better to accept your true feelings and accept them in their rightful form. With this help, you will be saved from knowing in the wrong situation. Also read: To avoid loneliness, it is important to have friends at every age, thus make new friends Toxic things that prevent you from accepting the truth. – ‘Be positive if anything happens’. – ‘Good Vibes Only’. – ‘It must have happened for some reason’. – ‘Don’t give up’. – ‘Be happy is your choice’. Some non-toxic things that relax anyone in a bad situation- – ‘I am listening’. – ‘Whatever happens, I will always be together’. – ‘Tell me anything bad happens. I will help ‘. -Har is a part of life. – ‘You are feeling absolutely right’. (Disclaimer: The information and information given in this article is based on general information. Hindi news18 does not confirm these. Contact the concerned expert before implementing them.)

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    A John Lewis van passing Downing Street

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    Typical. We had one job … Our daughter, whom we hadn’t seen for the best part of 18 months, was coming to London and all we had to do was to get to Heathrow in time to meet her as she passed through immigration and customs controls. It didn’t quite work out that way. First, we were halfway to the airport when my wife, Jill, remembered she had forgotten the “We Love You, Anna” placard she had made that morning. Then Jill checked the flight tracker and discovered Anna’s plane had landed 45 minutes early, rather than the 30 minutes early the app had suggested when we last looked. No matter, I said. There are bound to be long queues at arrivals to make sure everyone’s Covid certification is in order. After all, there had been reports of six-hour delays the previous week, which is why we had both bought books with us. Not long afterwards, we got a text from Anna that her vaccinations, pre-booked Covid tests and passenger locator form were all in order and she had cleared immigration. OK, I said. She still needed to collect her suitcase, and that would be at least another half an hour. Ten minutes later, just as we pulled into the short-term car park, we got a further text to say Anna had got her case and was on the way out. We parked the car, raced into the terminal … Only to find Anna already waiting for us. It was a wonderful hug. One that felt both very special yet weirdly normal at the same time. Almost as if 18 months of separation had been condensed into 10 seconds of physical contact. Jill and Anna did almost all the talking on the way home as I was lost for words. Still, I now have two and a half weeks to find them.


    Most of the attention about the Downing Street refurbishment is understandably focused on who paid for what and when. But I am also fascinated by some of the details of the decorations themselves. Like, since when did any furniture from John Lewis become downmarket? Much of their clobber would look fairly classy compared with the furniture in our house. But what I really fail to understand is why you would go to the extravagance of wallpaper at £840 per roll, a sofa at £9.6K and a rattan chair at £5.9K when you have a one-year-old toddler, a badly behaved dog, Larry the cat and a man who has form for spilling wine living in the flat. If you want a home that looks like something out of World of Interiors then dispense with all pets, children and messy adults, as otherwise it seems a no-brainer that the place will get trashed with sticky fingerprints, scuff marks and unwanted bits of food in a matter of months. Our house is still to fully recover from the full impact of us having brought up two kids inside it. Not to mention the two cats, one dog and me. Despite at least one paint job and the odd bit of filler when our children moved out, there are still chips to the plasterwork, marks on the walls, and much of the furniture is best described as distressed.

    ‘We’ve come to empty the skip’: a John Lewis van passing Downing Street. Photograph: Paul Grover/PA


    Thanks to the responses of several readers, the riddle of the leaking shower that I wrote about last week may well be solved. And, as so often, the answer doesn’t reflect particularly well on me. For it turns out that the reason why it leaked intermittently when I was using it was because when I stood in a certain area of the shower, the tray was separating from the silicon and grouting to allow the water to escape through the hole and down through the floorboards to the ceiling below. In other words, I was just too heavy for the shower, which is why there were no leaks when my wife used it or when the plumber came. Or to be blunter still, I was just too fat for the shower. Still, at least it’s relatively cheap to fix with some new grout and silicon. Another mystery was also partially solved when Dr Peter McClure, joint editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, emailed to say that, contrary to the family folklore that our surname derived from Jews escaping persecution in Krakow, there were Craces knocking around in the UK before the 18th century. Among many others, there was a Ricardus Cras in Surrey in 1381, a Margarett Crace in Berkshire in 1547 and a Robert Crace in Somerset in 1607. Apparently, the modern surname is most commonly found in the London area, but in earlier times was more commonly a variant of the surname, Grace, which itself was a nickname taken from the old French cras or gras, meaning fat. So given the shower issues, it seems there is something to nominative determinism.


    A large number of car owners in France are said to be furious that from now on Renault and Dacia models will be fitted with controls limiting them to a maximum of 180kph. AKA 112mph. No matter that it is illegal to go that fast on all roads – the maximum speed allowed on a French motorway is 130kph – drivers regard the removal of their right to choose not to break the law as yet another example of interference by the nanny state. Despite the fact that no one has yet seen a Clio or a Twingo travelling at 180kph, Pierre Chasseray, the head of 40 Million Drivers, the main motorists’ lobby organisation in France, said: “This ridiculous measure is typical of the politically correct urban chic mentality.” There might have been a time when I was in my late teens when I would have had some sympathy for this – though my problem back then was always about getting my clapped-out car to reach the top legal speed of 70mph on the motorway – but now it just seems absurd to complain about not being able to go 50kph faster than the maximum speed limit. Indeed, the complaint I now get from my family is that ever since we got a Toyota hybrid I have taken to driving too slow. Rather than focusing on the speedometer, I am now glued to the control that tells me how much petrol I am using. Finding out that I have completed a journey getting more than 50 miles to the gallon gives me a far bigger thrill than maxing out at 70mph. I like to think it’s because I’ve become greener, though I suspect it’s as much a reflection of my age.

    Matt Hancock and Jonathan Van-Tam
    JVT to Matt Hancock: ‘It’s just a little prick.’ Photograph: Jeremy Selwyn/Evening Standard/eyevine


    Like many millions of others, I will be watching the final episode of Line of Duty this Sunday. Though even when it’s over I’m not expecting to be too much the wiser, as I’ve completely lost track not only of most of the threads of previous series but quite a few of the current one as well. Every week my wife has come back into the room after making herself a cup of tea and asked me to fill her in on what she’s missed, only for me to have to admit I haven’t got a clue what’s going on. I’m assuming we will at last get to find out the identity of H, but I’m not holding out much hope that anything will become much clearer as a result. I’d quite like the writer Jed Mercurio to have played a long-game double bluff all along and that Ted Hastings is revealed as the top bad cop, but the truth is I don’t have a clue. It could be Vicky McClure all along. Just on the grounds that if you reverse her initials and put an H in front, you get HMV. It makes about as much sense to me as anything else. Quite why I’m struggling so much with the current series, I can’t put my finger on. Whether it’s one season too many syndrome and the writing just isn’t quite so sharp – last week’s extended interview felt somewhat formulaic – or I’m suffering from TV overload, I can’t be sure. I suspect more the latter. Most evenings are spent watching television and I think I’ve reached my saturation point. There’s only so many plotlines I can keep in my head at any one time – not least when I can’t binge-watch and have to wait a week – and with at least five series on the go, I’m in meltdown. Weirdly, the end of lockdown could significantly improve my TV watching.

    Digested week, digested: A £56,000 bill, three inquiries and the Tories 11% ahead in the polls. Nihilism rules.