Virtual reality has become a major new technology capable of transporting people to fantastical landscapes in a game or film set. Increasingly though it is also being used as a tool by journalists, teachers, healthcare workers and retailers to help understand the world around us. Ben Smith is CEO of Laduma, a virtual reality company, and he spoke to Georgie Frost to explain more.
Cyber crime is a growing menace - with losses averaging £210 per adult a year, according to a study. It also found more than a third of victims did not report the offence - meaning the overall amount lost could be even more. Georgie was joined on the line by Tony Neate, the chief executive of Get Safe Online to discuss the research findings and find out how to be safe from the growing crime.
How long do you spend online? Last year - the average adult spent three hours and nine minutes every day surfing the web - according to the internet advertising bureau. A typical household has more than seven online devices So what are we doing and what effect is it having on our lives? To find out, Georgie was joined by Dr Bernie Hogan, from the Oxford Internet Institute.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Vix Leyton from Vouchercodes.co.uk. Today they discuss the disappearance of popular brands such as Marmite and Ben and Jerry's from Tesco as well as the news millions of commuters could be eligible for compensation for train delays over 15 minutes. Plus how a new device could make low sugar foods sweeter. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined by Russell Quirk, CEO of online estate agent eMoov. Today they discuss calls for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners to switch off their phones over safety risks as well as the news of another round of strikes on Southern Rail. Plus should rich pensioners leave money to their grandchildren to help them onto the property ladder? All these stories and more on The News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined on the line by Hannah Maundrell, editor of money.co.uk. Today they discuss an investigation which has found Royal Mail has been responsible for delivering fraud letters as well as the news mobile phone companies are scrapping charges for switching networks. Plus how homeowners cashing in on Airbnb could be breaching their leases. All these stories and more on The News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined by editor of money.co.uk Hannah Maundrell. Today they discuss new research into our growing addiction to smartphones as well as the results of this years CoolBrands survey. Plus is airline Monarch really in financial trouble? All these stories and more on The News Review.
Georgie Frost is joined in the studio by Share's senior analyst Ed Bowsher. Today they discuss calls to limit further increases to the minimum wage as well as the continuing rise in PPI complaints. Plus they look at the new iPhone 7 unveiled today. All these stories and more on The News Review.
In our weekly technology section, Sophie Deen, founder of Bright Little Lab, joins Georgie in the studio, to discuss the biggest tech stories around. On the agenda, MPs have recommended that companies should be fined if they fail to guard against cyber-attacks, and home Wi-Fi will apparently get even better with the launch of the new BT Smart Hub, plus UberEATS is being tested in the centre of the capital, while Ministers want to increase the fixed penalty for mobile phone use from £100 to £150 as part of a crackdown on dangerous driving.
Sophie Deen is a former lawyer, strategist at global tech company SamKnows, school counsellor with the Place2Be, and most recently working on teacher training and international expansion at Code Club. We think that qualifies her to join Georgie in the studio to discuss women in Tech, the Apple hacking, and more!
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