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Gadgets & Gizmos: The world's first fly-in cinema

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Gadgets  & Gizmos: The world's first fly-in cinema
Tech guru Steve Caplin asks what liquid which most of us use is more expensive than premium whisky or Chanel #5. He tells us about the world's first fly-in cinema, the Taipei competition to win fake air trips, the beetle that can digest polystyrene, robot dogs for the blind, the roll-up chess set, the porch parcel protection system and why future civilisations will know more about ancient Egyptians than they do about us.
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Gadgets & Gizmos: The virtual supermarket queue

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Gadgets & Gizmos: The virtual supermarket queue
Steve Caplin, Share Radio's technology editor, looks at Sainsbury's introduction of the virtual queue, which won't leave you standing around as long. There's also Amazon's announcement of free grocery deliveries, Sky Arts becoming free to view, Proteus – a non-cuttable material and Proteus - an underwater ISS, a Porche with acceleration so fierce you risk passing out, Lego's grand piano, a wooden robot arm kit, Garmin's ransomware attack and Google building its own underwater transatlantic internet cable,
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Gadgets & Gizmos: The race for Mars

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Gadgets & Gizmos: The race for Mars
Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin looks at the sudden rush of space vehicles heading to Mars. He looks at the vast improvement in fortunes for the bosses of Amazon and Tesla. He considers scientific advances in the animal world and how they affect pigs, cattle and chickens. He unveils Zoom's first bit of hardware. And he coos over a couple of new e-bikes, one of which has a trailer that turns into a boat!
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Robot dolphins and Lego Nintendo

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Robot dolphins and Lego Nintendo
Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin looks at drive-in cinemas for children, wondering how they will be able to see through the windscreen. He discusses Amazon's smart shopping cart, the Uber boat service on the Thames, Lego's Nintendo set, robot dolphins, groceries in reusable packaging, whisky in paper bottles, a solution to messy soap and how to work from home – in Barbados!
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Bootleg Soviet helicopters

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Bootleg Soviet helicopters
Tech guru Steve Caplin looks at staycation scams, at a bootleg Soviet helicopter operations in Moldova, at the internet balloons floating over Kenya, at the failure of the massively-funded short-video platform Quibi, at how windows could be filled with water to control room temperatures, at the OTHER words and phrases that can be used to trigger voice assistants and at a new version of the E-Type Jaguar that would set you back a cool million pounds.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Delivery drones riding buses and self-driving beds

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Delivery drones riding buses and self-driving beds
Steve Caplin takes a look at the latest gadgets and gizmos, which include self-driving hospital beds and a way for drones to extend their range – by hitching a ride on buses! There's also NASA's Lunar Loo Challenge, paper wine bottles, an LED torch to improve eyesight, a waterproof and bulletproof backpack, controlling your Apple Watch through gestures and an electric motorbike that can power your house in the case of a blackout.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Segway R.I.P.

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Segway R.I.P.
Share Radio's technology editor bemoans the demise of Segway and its chequered history. He discusses Apple's new operating system, its switch away from Intel chips and the Apple Watch's way of telling you if you haven't washed your hands for long enough. There's also a tethered balloon ride to space, NASAs $23m space toilet, the Amazon Echo Auto for the car, real-time translation earbuds and a reusable electronic firework.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: A parallel universe with time running backwards

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Gadgets & Gizmos: A parallel universe with time running backwards
Steve Caplin, Share Radio's technology editor, asks if scientists in Antarctica have found a parallel universe where time runs backwards. He looks at the robot dog now on sale as well as Lego's Super Mario enabling you to play a "real" game. He turns up his nose at an Age of Odour exhibition about smells and discusses the world's biggest liquid air battery, how you can eavesdrop with a lightbulb, 3D print within the human body, put out fires with a vase and stop legged robots slipping up.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The rise of the robots

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Gadgets & Gizmos: The rise of the robots
Share Radio's technology editor look at several stories involving robots for publishing news, receiving degree certificates, enforcing social distancing in parks and disinfecting hospitals with UV light. He looks at the revival of the James Bond Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 WITH attendant gadgets, turning CO2 in the air into petrol, a smart ear-cleaning rod and a dish that solves all the major problems of using butter - only to meet resistance to its purchase at home.
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Steve Caplin


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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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