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Gadgets & Gizmos: Gluing antennae onto bees

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Gluing antennae onto bees
Tech expert Steve Caplin on the British scientists who have been gluing antennae onto bees (and what it might mean for driverless cars), the wearable bracelet that jams Alexa's microphone, the lithium batteries that can't explode, the world's first immersive TV drama, an emoji jacket for cyclists, IKEA's 3D-printed handles and legs and a crowd-funded wearable that lets you choose your mood.
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Steve Caplin


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The Bigger Picture: Downing Street reshuffle and firings & Bloomberg and the Democratic Primaries

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Downing Street reshuffle and firings & Bloomberg and the Democratic Primaries
Political commentator Mike Indian casts his eye over the runners and riders in the revised cabinet - and what the reshuffle means for the future of the Government. He asks if Dominic Cummings is really the power behind the throne. And he looks at Michael Bloomberg's entry to the Democratic Primaries and explains that becoming President is NOT his aim.
Guest:

Mike Indian


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Interacting with the new £20 banknote

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

Gadgets & Gizmos: Interacting with the new £20 banknote
Tech guru Steve Caplin on how you can interact with Turner's masterpiece on the new £20 note, Jeff Bezos's pledge to save the environment, Samsung's new phones, the Met Police bringing in live facial recognition, an app taking revenge on nuisance calls, the knife that thinks it's a fork and vice versa and ends with organic robots, robot snakes, sweating robots and a giant Gundam robot.
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Steve Caplin


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Business of Film: Sonic the Hedgehog

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

Business of Film: Sonic the Hedgehog
James Cameron-Wilson examines the latest UK box office figures where the newly-released Sonic the Hedgehog is in the #1 spot. Oscar-winning Korean film Parasite rises from #4 to #2 while the new version of Emma enters at #6. Polish erotic film 365 Dni is at #8. For home viewing, James strongly recommends the Colombian-set movie Monos.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: HSBC, Lloyds, Morgan Sindall, Smith & Nephew

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: HSBC, Lloyds, Morgan Sindall, Smith & Nephew
Joe Healey of The Share Centre looks at recent results from HSBC and Lloyds Bank as well as Morgan Sindall and Smith & Nephew and considers their prospects for private investors. He also looks ahead to what we might expect from Persimmon, IAG and Rolls Royce.
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Joe Healey


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The Bigger Picture: Why big projects go over budget, BBC licence fee & the UK's EU history

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Why big projects go over budget, BBC licence fee & the UK's EU history
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University examines why big construction projects such as Crossrail and HS2 go over budget, what ought to be done about the BBC and its licence fee and he casts a look back over the UK's troubled relationship with the EU during its 47-year membership.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Business of Film: Dolittle

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Dolittle
James Cameron-Wilson on the UK box office, where Dolittle has knocked the garlanded 1917 off its #1 perch. Birds of Prey enters at #2 with Parasite, the South Korean Best Film Oscar-winner in at #4. James also reviews Under Water, which didn't make the top ten, before turning his attention to the recent Oscars.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Centrica, Barclays, Ocado & RELX

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Centrica, Barclays, Ocado & RELX
Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks back at recent company news from Centrica, Barclays, Ocado and RELX. And with bank reporting season in full flow, he looks ahead to forthcoming results from HSBC and Lloyds Bank as well as the troubled Pearson.
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graham spooner


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Artistic handcart causes Berlin Google traffic chaos

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Artistic handcart causes Berlin Google traffic chaos
Steve Caplin discusses an artist with the handcart who caused traffic chaos via Google in Berlin, how alarms can harm our sleep, an AR contact lens with massive implications, how fingerprints can now be dated, a new app that can record from multiple iPhone cameras, a tiny reusable shopping bag, scratch’n’sniff patches for vegetarians missing bacon and how Fitbits could predict flu outbreaks.
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Steve Caplin


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The Bigger Picture: US State of the Union, post-Brexit decision-making & Labour leadership

Simon Rose
Original Broadcast:

The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: US State of the Union, post-Brexit decision-making & Labour leadership
Political commentator Mike Indian looks across the pond, discussing Trump's State of the Union address, his impeachment acquittal and the Iowa caucuses. Back home, with Brexit now achieved, what can we expect from an EU trade deal and how are decisions such as that regarding Huawei likely to be received? With the SNP under pressure with another sex scandal, he looks at the Labour leadership election and asks if Emily Thornberry has run out of road?
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Mike Indian


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