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Gadgets & Gizmos: Government advice to become actors, pilots & cinema projectionists

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Government advice to become actors, pilots & cinema projectionists
Steve Caplin admire the technology in the new iPhone 12 series but finds himself baffled by a government careers quiz that suggests he become an actor, while others are recommended becoming pilots or cinema projectionists. He also discusses a hackable "smart" chastity device, a tech version of the ever-helpful Lassie, AR goggles for dogs, new Marshall headphones and a crowd-funded smart acoustic guitar.
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Steve Caplin


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Bunzl, Dunelm and Pearson

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Bunzl, Dunelm and Pearson
Graham Spooner, Investment Research Analyst at The Share Centre, looks at recent news from Bunzl, Dunelm and Pearson and explains how the pandemic has been affecting their business. With uncertainty stalking the market as Covid's impact is on the rise again, he explains what we might expect when we hear soon from Barclays, RELX, Reckitt and International Continental Hotels.
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Graham Spooner


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The Bigger Picture: The Brexit process, Venezuela's deterioration & China's global lockdown propaganda

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The Brexit process, Venezuela's deterioration & China's global lockdown propaganda
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University tells why it's only now that the real Brexit process begins, wondering which way Boris Johnson will go. He looks at Venezuela, where worsening shortages have led to new waves of protest as the United Nations accuses the Maduro government of crimes against humanity. And he asks why China has been engaging in an apparent propaganda campaign to persuade every country in the world to go into lockdown.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The dangers of Excel, googling Graham Norton and making tea wrongly

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The dangers of Excel, googling Graham Norton and making tea wrongly
Technology editor Steve Caplin looks at the dangers of using Excel for sophisticated projects such as the Test and Trace Fiasco, but also other multi-billion pound blunders. He hopes flying taxis will be buzzing around the 2024 Paris Olympics, admires the chutzpah of Valencia's ventriloquistic bid to be European Capital of Innovation, points out the dangers of searching online for celebrities like Graham Norton - with scammers lying in wait - and looks at a study that says we've all been making tea wrongly for years.
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Steve Caplin


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The Business of Film: James Bond, Cineworld & the future of cinema, Enola Holmes & Eternal Beauty

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: James Bond, Cineworld & the future of cinema, Enola Holmes & Eternal Beauty
James Cameron-Wilson discusses the future of cinema-going in the UK in the light of the postponement of the new James Bond film and the decision by Cineworld to close its cinemas around the world. With no new films released in those cinemas that ARE open, he turned to Netflix for a young female take on Sherlock Holmes, Enola Holmes (with a 16-year-old star and producer) and to Curzon Home Cinema for British black comedy Eternal Beauty starring Sally Hawkins.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Tesco, Restaurant Group, Robert Walters & CMC Markets

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Tesco, Restaurant Group, Robert Walters & CMC Markets
Helal Miah of The Share Centre looks at recent news from supermarket chain Tesco, Restaurant Group - owners of Frankie & Benny's, Garfunkel's & Wagamama – recruitment group Robert Walters and CMC Markets, one of the big winners of the past few months. Looking ahead, he explains what might be expected from Barratt Developments, Just Eat and ASOS.
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Helal Miah


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Diageo, Boohoo & Rolls-Royce

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Diageo, Boohoo & Rolls-Royce
Joe Healey of The Share Centre casts his eye over recent news from Diageo, Boohoo and Rolls-Royce, all affected in different ways and to different degrees by the effects of the pandemic. Looking ahead, he considers what might be expected when we hear fro Tesco and imperial Brands.
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Joe Healey


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The Bigger Picture: Boris & the backbenchers, Keir Starmer and the Presidential debate

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Boris & the backbenchers, Keir Starmer and the Presidential debate
Political commentator Mike Indian looks at the Government's battle with its own backbenchers over the UK Internal Market Bill and oversight of the Covid-19 regulations, with the new Speaker issuing a rebuke to the administration. He assesses Sir Keir Starmer's virtual speech to the Labour party conference and considers the problems of holding a party conference under such conditions. And he looks across the Atlantic in the wake of the first Presidential debate between Trump and Biden.
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Mike Indian


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The Business of Film: Weathering With You, The Social Dilemma & The Great Buster

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Gadgets and Gizmos

The Business of Film: Weathering With You, The Social Dilemma & The Great Buster
James Cameron-Wilson laments the nervousness of the film studios in holding back new movies from the nation's cinemas, starved of new product. With no new films to see on the big screen, he raves about Japanese animated movie Weathering With You, out on DVD and Blu-ray and is equally excited by Netflix's The Social Dilemma, a frightening and thought-provoking documentary about the dangers of social media. He also recommends The Great Buster: A Celebration, a documentary about the great silent comedian Buster Keaton.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Hydrogen-Powered trains and jet-pack paramedics

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Hydrogen-Powered trains and jet-pack paramedics
Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin gets excited by trials of a hydrogen-powered train which, it is hoped, might appear in passenger service in 2023. David Attenborough achieves a record for speeding to 1m followers on Instagram, Amazon reveals a host of new products - including one that seems rather creepy - and also unveils a palm scanner while others think 3D vein scanning could be the way to go. There's a foldable PC, a super enzyme that eats plastic, a smart bike light seeking crowdfunding, a pop-up restaurant on a plane, how seaweed could help with your cleaning and a jet suit for paramedics in the Lake District.
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Steve Caplin


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