Steve Caplin discusses robotic aerial sheepdogs (with performance problems), the French crows tidying litter, copycat scientists trying to ween us off salt, sound technology to let four people in a car listen to different music, the "Where's Waldo?" facial recognition robot, an expandable electric car, magnetic eyelashes and problems with unfettered electric bikes.
Steve Caplin regales us with tales of tennis at the International Space Station, AI-generated art that is going to be sold at Christies in New York, meat fraud, a pocket tripod the size and shape of a credit card, a bottle with an automatically-opening lid and a shopping app innovation from Sainsbury's.
Steve Caplin asks us to believe that he and other electric cyclists are as fit as those who use leg power to pedal their bikes. He also looks at the huge IT problems caused by the Japanese Emperor abdicating next year, at Amazon banning customers who return too many items, at anonymised data that is far from anonymous, at a mass butter spreader and at a way of packing clothes more tightly in suitcases.
Steve Caplin takes us to the coldest place in the universe (only 250 miles away), gives us the chance to try out an Iron Man-style flying suit and tells us about a new scheme for renting phone batteries, how the French are banning smartphones at school and how the bubble car is making a return. He also discusses a chess board which moves the pieces automatically, a website for calculating quantities for groups big and small and what's wrong with ant emojis.
Steve Caplin spills the beans on robot cockroaches and snakes that will help service jet engines, at an autonomous bus that can't leave its depot, at an oven that does 0-260 degrees in under a second, at clingfilm made from crab shells and at the video camera that starts filming10 seconds before you press the record button.
Steve Caplin looks at car locks preventing drunk driving, at a 3D printable gun, at Amazon's patent for fulfilment centre robots throwing objects to each other, at Uber fraud, the bluntly honest HiMirror, at the world's largest 3D printer which can make houses and at the Spanish submarines too heavy to float!
Steve Caplin casts his eye over a Norwegian autonomous electric ferry, Stansted Airport banning sleeping passengers; PWC doing away with landlines, a gravity light, how to save your tattoos after death and a VR treatment for vertigo.
Steve Caplin looks at the 10th anniversary of the App Store, Microsoft's Surface Go, an electric taxi taking payment in song, the world's lightest electric folding bike, the smartest lock ever, a 3D battery that will recharge in seconds and the most expensive purchases on eBay in 2017.
Steve Caplin peers through his pince-nez at a Photoshop add-on to detect digitally-altered images, a headset to help you sleep, a football pitch-painting robot, Volvo's self-parking yacht, a smart tail-light for bikes and a clever extra screen for laptop users as well as wincing at the New Yorker who made a stool using no tools whatsoever.
Steve Caplin looks at the recent outage worldwide for Google Home and Chromecast as well as US companies blocking European access in the wake of GDPR. He also looks at haptic messaging, how you can own a piece of a Warhol, Makita's bulky cooling jacket, 3D models of pets and a scent-based alarm clock.