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Gadgets & Gizmos: Champagne robots, the sound of space and silent drones

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Champagne robots, the sound of space and silent drones
Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin discusses the odd result of the South African lottery with six consecutive numbers. He also marvels at robots serving champagne, cultured meat, an end to astronauts burning their underwear, quieter helicopters and silent ion-propelled drones, a fan that follows you around the room, even smarter smart photo frames and an electric conversion kit for classic Minis, a snip at just over £10,000.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Robotic gardeners, pain relief from tarantulas and cooling camel fur

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Robotic gardeners, pain relief from tarantulas and cooling camel fur
Steve Caplin discusses the Yardroid, a robotic gardener that can even help guard your property, though he warns that cheap smart doorbells, designed to do just that, can easily give others easy access to your home wifi network. There are more flights to nowhere, this time for Buddhist monks and Taiwanese speed daters. There's a tech game table loaded with board games and Parisian e-bike ambulances. As for the animal kingdom, there's not only talk of pain relief drugs being derived from tarantula venom, but also how camel fur might be used to develop new cooling material.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Electric wing suits, virtual Santa's grotto & a space claw

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Electric wing suits, virtual Santa's grotto & a space claw
Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin looks at the latest news. £5m worth of Apple products were stolen, even though Apple will be able to track them if they're ever used. Harley-Davidson moves into e-bikes. There's the first electric wing suit, a concept phone with a rollout screen, a virtual Santa's grotto, an amazing VR piano app, a camera strap with incorporated tripod, a claw to clear up space junk and Japanese robot Covid monitors and robot wolves.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Apple's new computers, flying cars & self-folding paper

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Apple's new computers, flying cars & self-folding paper
Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin looks at Apple's new computers using, for the first time, an in-house vastly faster chip. He also discusses the possibility of the British Army having robot soldiers, Netflix reinventing old-style TV, a flying car, self-folding paper, a keyboard that simulates an old-style typewriter, New York's KGB Museum auctioning off its gadgets, an electronic noise to detect bad meat and a 9-year-old's design for a space lavatory.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Lobsteropolis, Amazon's Swedish gaffes and the amazing new Oculus Quest

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Lobsteropolis, Amazon's Swedish gaffes and the amazing new Oculus Quest
Steve Caplin marvels at a new Saatchi Gallery exhibition which you can tour without leaving home. He highlights Amazon's disastrously translated Swedish launch, looks at the app that can tell if you have Covid-19 from your cough, is fascinated by diamonds made from the sky and reports on a patient whose leg was treated at a different hospital than hers. He was hugely impressed by the new Oculus Quest 2, bringing realistic VR gaming into the home.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Lego braille bricks, robot pothole repairers & jumbo cinemas

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Lego braille bricks, robot pothole repairers & jumbo cinemas
Steve Caplin, Share Radio's technology editor, is impressed by Southern Australia powering the whole area by solar panels and by water being discovered on the moon. He discusses Lego Braille bricks, banned works being hidden in Minecraft, a jumbo jet becoming a cinema, 100 years of the Theremin, Amazon's eco-friendly platform, robot pothole repairers, the extraordinary Veelo skateboard motoring why shoppers spend more when using hand-held scanners.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Robot judges, smart windows and 4G on the moon

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Robot judges, smart windows and 4G on the moon
Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin looks at the prediction that, in 50 years, robot judges will be commonplace. He also marvels at smart windows that darken in sunlight and become solar panels, at LG's rollable TV, at Nokia's forthcoming 4G network on the moon, at Quibi closing after just 7 months, at why dim light might make food taste worse and at a kitchen bin that turns organic waste into compost - for a price.
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Steve Caplin


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

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

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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: Weathering With You, The Social Dilemma & The Great Buster

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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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