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Gadgets & Gizmos: Apple & Google's Covid-19 tracing system

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Apple & Google's Covid-19 tracing system
Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin looks at Apple & Google's Covid-19 tracing system, at the cyber attack on Easyjet and at Warren Buffett being allegedly misled by a German steel company he bought. He also looks at a new system for e-scooters that aims to reduce pavement clutter, at the delay of new emojis, at sobriety tags, skin-powered fitness trackers, a weird fresh air system for bikes, a board game for cats, a method for saving many gallons of white wine and how blind people might be able to "see" using electrodes.
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Steve Caplin


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Imperial, Compass, M&S & Intertek

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Imperial, Compass, M&S & Intertek
Helal Miah of The Share Centre looks at recent company news from Imperial Brands, Compass, Marks & Spencer and Intertek. He looks ahead to what might be expected when we hear from British Land, Britvic and First Group.
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Helal Miah


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The Business of Film: Cinemas reopening, 1917, The Specialists & The Half Of It

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Cinemas reopening, 1917, The Specialists & The Half Of It
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the prospect of cinemas reopening in early July and casts his eye over the top box office films of all time (unadjusted for inflation). He reviews a bizarre French spaghetti Western with Johnny Hallyday, The Specialists, looks at the disc arrival of the superb 1917 and recommends Netflix romcom The Half Of It, hoping it might attract awards attention.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Is it cheating to use tech to get delivery slots or flour?

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Is it cheating to use tech to get delivery slots or flour?
Share Radio's tech editor Steve Caplin asks whether it's cheating to use a web service that tells you when delivery slots come free. He looks at the problem's of the NHS's putative contact tracing app, at a hospital drone delivery for the Isle of Wight, at the end of Buzzfeed's UK news outfit, how you can get a 3D print of a Van Gogh, a surfing simulator, an inflatable e-bike, a nifty curved smartwatch and possibly the most fiendish jigsaw yet devised.
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Steve Caplin


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The Bigger Picture: The beginning of the end of lockdown?

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The beginning of the end of lockdown?
Political commentator Mike Indian discusses the Prime Minister's massively-watched announcement and the government's new messaging on Covid-19. He looks at the extension of the Job Retention Scheme, the lack of use of the NHS during the crisis, the approval of the new antibody test and disagreements in the United States over lifting pandemic restrictions.
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Mike Indian


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: The market, healthcare & Morrison's

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: The market, healthcare & Morrison's
Joe Healey of The Share Centre looks at whether the market has been too optimistic about the outcome of the virus crisis, using the airline sector as an example. He highlights the healthcare sector and casts an eye over recent news from Morrison's. Looking ahead, he discusses what we might expect from :Burberry, Imperial Brands and Experian.
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Joe Healey


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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: ITV, BT and the markets

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: ITV, BT and the markets
Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks at recent news from ITV and BT, shocking investors with its dividend announcement. He considers how secure the recent rally in the markets is and looks ahead to what we might expect from announcements from Centrica, Morrisons' and Prudential.
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Graham Spooner


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The Bigger Picture: How will the UK be ranked in its response to the pandemic?

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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: How will the UK be ranked in its response to the pandemic?
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at the UK's response to the Coronavirus and asks how it will be ranked, pointing out just how ignorant we still are about Covid-19. He considers how the NHS will manage to catch up with the colossal backlog of patients, hoping that some of the lockdown contingency practices might become more permanent. And he discusses what it is actually like to work in the UK's university sector.
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Professor Tim Evans


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The Business of Film: Tenet, Sea Fever, Man With X-Ray Eyes & The Family Way

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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Tenet, Sea Fever, Man With X-Ray Eyes & The Family Way
James Cameron-Wilson highlights Warner Brothers' news that it plans to release Christopher Nolan's Tenet on July 17th worldwide, come what may. He reviews the surprisingly topical Irish-set film Sea Fever and looks at two restored movies making their Blu-Ray debut, Roger Corman's 1963 The Man With X-Ray Eyes starring Ray Milland and the British 1966 Boulting Brothers social comedy drama The Family Way.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Talking to eels

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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Talking to eels
Tech expert Steve Caplin highlights the Tokyo aquarium using FaceTime to help its eels remember what people look like. He also discusses a movie to be made on the ISS, the name of Elon Musk's child, the CAA's lifting of the ban on drones, a WhatsApp hoax debunker, a camera fast enough to capture lightwaves, an app-controlled music box, a music generator and how people are now using Zoom for silent meetings to help focus the mind.
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Steve Caplin


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