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Gadgets & Gizmos: Why a zip is bad news for astronauts

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Why a zip is bad news for astronauts
Steve Caplin reveals why the BBC's voice assistant is being taught regional accents, where magnetic north has moved to, Bosch's electric pushchair, the zip that could kill astronauts' favoured tradition, the advent of Wifi 6, how many people google "how to change a lightbulb" and Harley-Davidson's electric bikes for three-year-olds.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: How to pay with a smile

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: How to pay with a smile
Steve Caplin explains how, in China, you may soon be able to pay for goods with a smile (while a hand might do it for Amazon). Hauwei unveil the first 5G phone; Apple launch a titanium card you must take care with; popular face-swapping app Zao has privacy problems, Hyundai have an electric scooter you can charge in the boot while South Korean robots are being taught to feel pain.
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Steve Caplin


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The Bigger Picture: The Eurozone "doom loop" and the last free lunch in finance

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The Eurozone "doom loop" and the last free lunch in finance
Tim Price of Price Value Partners discusses the Eurozone "doom loop", with negative interest rates impacting banks' business models and leading to the destruction of money while bail-in rules cause a slow-motion (but quickening) bank run as funds seek safety in government bonds. Tim explains why the ECB's new head Christine Lagarde may be powerless to stop a deflationary recession, why gold is back in favour and why diversification may be the last free lunch in finance.
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Tim Price


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Boohoo, Restaurant Group, Barratt

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Boohoo, Restaurant Group, Barratt
Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks at recent company news from Boohoo, the Restaurant Group, Barratt Developments and banks hit by last-minute PPI claims including RBS and CYBG. He also looks ahead to expected numbers from Associated British Foods, Morrison's and Ashtead.
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Graham Spooner


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The Business of Film: The Informer

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: The Informer
James Cameron-Wilson dissects the latest box office news with Once Upon A Time in Hollywood regaining the #1 spot, making it Tarantino's most successful-ever movie. Thriller The Informer only manages to enter the chart at #10 while Mrs. Lowry and Son disappoints at #12. James also reviews cinema doc Memory: The Origins of Alien about the sci-fi classic. His home release is comedy/horror In Fabric.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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The Bigger Picture: Prorogation, Venezuela & Surveillance Capitalism

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Prorogation, Venezuela & Surveillance Capitalism
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at the political furore over the prorogation of Parliament and asks what it really means. He updates us on the situation in Venezuela where it transpires Nicolas Maduro has been talking to the White House and where Reuters has exposed Cuba's true influence. And he looks at the new age of Surveillance Capitalism, the topic of a new book by Shoshana Zuboff.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Bunzl, Thomas Cook & Micro Focus

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Bunzl, Thomas Cook & Micro Focus
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks at how the stock market has been reacting to the latest political manoeuvring over Brexit. He looks at recent announcements by Bunzl, Thomas Cook and Micro Focus and looks ahead to what we might expect from D S Smith and Barratt Developments.
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Ian Forrest


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The Business of Film: Angel Has Fallen

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Angel Has Fallen
James Cameron-Wilson on the UK box office, again hit by hot weather with Gerard Butler thriller Angel Has Fallen in #1 spot and horror films Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark at #5 and Crawl at #7. For his home release, James recommends Wild Rose, about a Glaswegian woman dreaming of being a country singer starring Jessie Buckley.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The car with a solar panel roof

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The car with a solar panel roof
Steve Caplin looks at the new Hyundai hybrid with a solar panel roof, at a Motorola phone with a 117-degree 12MP wide-angle lens which films in landscape whichever way up you hold it, a weird NatWest voice banking service with Google Home, how to read Brunel's bad handwriting, an upright grand piano and how plastic bottles can be turned into prosthetic limbs.
Guest:

Steve Caplin


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The Bigger Picture: Boris in Europe, chances of a General Election and the state pension

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Boris in Europe, chances of a General Election and the state pension
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at Boris Johnson's meetings with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron and reckons that if no deal has been arranged by September 30th, a no-deal Brexit is inevitable. He rates the chance of a General Election the day after Halloween at 80% and looks at the report that the state pension age might have to rise to 75.
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Mike Indian


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