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Gadgets & Gizmos: Implanting workers

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Implanting workers
Steve Caplin on the company implanting chips into its workers (and then the world), the mind-reading TV remote, the cranes producing 90% efficient energy by hauling up concrete blocks, hologram lecturers and a smart computer for aquariums.
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Gadgets & Gizmos: The cyber security minister with no computer

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Gadgets & Gizmos: The cyber security minister with no computer
Steve Caplin tells us about the cyber security minister who has never used a computer, the launch of electric scooters in London (limited use only), the folding phone more like a brick, why a kilogram usually isn't, the AI news anchor and the collapsible bike helmet (in a good way).
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Facebook's 3D photos

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Facebook's 3D photos
Steve Caplin on Facebook's 3D photos, on a drone that could be a massive aid in disaster operations, on Amazon's "review factories", on a way to make film ratings more objective, on a self-cleaning water bottle and on a quick stop bike lock for when you just want to "pop in" for something and don't want the hassle of fastening your bike to a piece of street furniture.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Potato plastic

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Potato plastic
Steve Caplin enlightens us about a demonstration of what 5G will be able to do, on Amazon extending its Alexa services, of the consequences of mistakes on Google Maps, on autonomous taxis to launch in London in 2021, of the invention of plastic from potatoes, on the world's lightest phone stabiliser, on a concert hologram of Amy Winehouse and on the French navy using albatrosses to track illegal fishing boats.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The car that keeps you fit

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Gadgets & Gizmos: The car that keeps you fit
Steve Caplin discusses a Saudi-invented car that lets you keep fit with bike pedals as you drive, at robot viticulturists, robot caterpillars that will crawl inside you (for medical reasons), at the moving tail you can control with your phone, a startup that aims to let you live forever, at least in your friends' memories and BAE's wearable cockpit.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The app that sings your words

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Gadgets & Gizmos: The app that sings your words
Steve Caplin tells Simon Rose about a new app that will sing the words you type - in different musical styles. He also looks at online disasters for Facebook and the Conservative Party, at a bus that cleans up pollution, Amazon's new store, the phone with 5 cameras and an over-complicated, expensive way of cooling drink as you drive.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Digital side mirrors

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Digital side mirrors
Steve Caplin goes automotive, looking at the closest driving experience to Formula 1, digital side mirrors, Volvo's self-driving truck and BMW's autonomous motorbike. He also marvels at nifty lights for handlebars, at the comms kit for the security services that fits in the mouth, at an LED solution to hair loss and a ludicrous high-tech ceramic cheeseboard.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The Wrong Trousers Come Right

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Gadgets & Gizmos: The Wrong Trousers Come Right
Steve Caplin looks at the latest developments in drone technology, explains why he won't be buying the new iPhone but does recommend updating iOS, marvels at the Bristol scientists producing a real-life version of The Wrong Trousers, is impressed by a 3D-printed US army barracks, wants to try a deeper-water snorkel and applauds Carlsberg for fastening its beer cans together without plastic.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Robot strawberry pickers

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Robot strawberry pickers
Steve Caplin looks at robot strawberry pickers, a nail-dispensing hammer, Polaroid's new app-controlled camera, how mobile voice calls are falling, 3D-printed peat houses, a wearable chair and how bad wines might soon be a thing of the past.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Autonomous cars with eyes

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Autonomous cars with eyes
Steve Caplin goes on the road, telling us about autonomous cars with eyes, shape-shifting car seats, Rolls Royce's new top-end "privacy suite", a full-size sports car made of Lego, Kalashnikov's electric "supercar" and how Tesla has brought the computer sense of the word "crash" to motoring.
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