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Gadgets & Gizmos: The ultimate tea machine

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Gadgets & Gizmos: The ultimate tea machine
Share's technology editor Steve Caplin marvels at Bru, the "ultimate tea machine". He also looks at a USB stick claiming to protect against 5G, the BBC's new voice assistant, Virgin Media closing their stores, the hard-to-read font that does NOT enhance memory, an electric surfboard and an electric Cessna plane and how a fantasy advertised on Facebook went badly wrong.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Virtual crowds for sporting events

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Virtual crowds for sporting events
Technology editor Steve Caplin looks at some C19-inspired gadgets for keeping customers of Burger King and visitors to Florence's Duomo safe. There are also self-cleaning face masks, 5G underpants, virtual crowds for sporting events, a Wallace & Gromit AR app, crowdfunded game Star Citizen, shareable user interfaces and a very nippy e-bike.
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Steve Caplin


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

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

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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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Gadgets & Gizmos: Talking to eels

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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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Gadgets & Gizmos: Cannibal robots

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Cannibal robots
Steve Caplin talks all things tech, marking the 25th anniversary of GPS. He tells us about a robot dog triaging patients in a Boston hospital, at Channel 4's idea for dogs snooping Through The Keyhole and how, in lockdown, a new app can help you connect with random strangers. He offers advice for having parties on Zoom, discusses a robot that eats metal, a bit of PPE kit that resembles a large beekeeper's helmet and carbon threads that can store mechanical energy.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The launch phone entertainment service Quibi

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Gadgets & Gizmos: The launch phone entertainment service Quibi
Tech maven Steve Caplin delves into the launch of the hugely-funded phone entertainment service Quibi, with some bizarre initial offerings. He recommends some theatre shows to view at home, including the original Fleabag show that became such a hit on TV. He warns of hackers taking advantage of the lockdown situation, explains the origin of the word "phishing" and points out that Google Maps has been updated to show restaurants that do deliveries and takeaways.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The world's first flat wine bottle

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Gadgets & Gizmos: The world's first flat wine bottle
Tech guru Steve Caplin looks at Apple's new cheap iPhone and how the company is teaming with Google to make a contact-tracing app. He also looks at Dreamlab, a venture which uses idle phone time for genomics research. He can't resist telling the tale of the reluctant jet fighter passenger who, terrified, managed to eject himself. And he looks at a crowdfunding project which aims to solve the problem of how to get a good drink of beer from a can without pouring it into a glass first.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The astronaut helping us cope with isolation

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Gadgets & Gizmos: The astronaut helping us cope with isolation
Tech guru Steve Caplin looks at the rumours of the link between 5G and Coronavirus before turning to examine ways in which tech is helping us cope with the pandemic. He also examines a mini record cutter to press vinyl discs at home, stickers that will tell you if fridge food has warmed up too much on the way home, a collapsible bike with folding wheels and a 5G phone with a hinged keyboard like the old Psion series 5 devices.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Tech developments in a locked-down Britain

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Tech developments in a locked-down Britain
Steve Caplin looks at the way in which people stuck at home are embracing tech skills they didn't know they had, while at the same time sales of traditional board games are booming. He looks at what the restrictions mean for companies involved in teleconferencing, video streaming and newspaper publication. Even stuck at home, he explains how you can watch theatre shows and visit museums around the world. And he can't resist laughing at the Australian astrophysicist who, trying to solve a Covid-19 problem, ended up in hospital having magnets removed from his nose.
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Steve Caplin


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