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Gadgets & Gizmos: Pothole-fixing drones

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Pothole-fixing drones
Steve Caplin casts his eye over pothole-fixing drones, a robot chef, vegan-friendly fake meat, carrots impersonating avocados, an app to solve quadratic equations, a new pocket tool he's dying to have and the plane where you won't be able to see out of the windows IF you're in first class.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Space champagne

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Space champagne
Steve Caplin gushes about a 3D phone (that doesn't exist), champagne designed to be drunk in space, Uber's app to stop drunk riders, paying buskers by contactless cards, robot traffic cones and an electronic nose that can tell if food has gone off. Will it replace Steve's cat?
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steve cap


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Octopi from outer space

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Octopi from outer space
Steve Caplin scrutinises a Japanese digitizer that makes it easier to get shoes that fit first time, VR Boggle, hostage-takers thwarting the FBI with drones, why Octopi come from outer space, Uber delivering food by drones and an app that tells you what a song is when you lift and lower your phone - IF it's a Norwegian folk song!
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Power outage due to zombies

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Power outage due to zombies
Steve Caplin delves into facial recognition technology, with Amazon under attack for selling its software to the police, Orwellian moves in China in the classroom and Facebook being urged to adopt the technology for its ads by Martin Lewis. Also a cautionary Kickstarter and Indiegogo tale, the Florida zombie power outage, an app to relight photos and how to track others without a phone.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Restaurant-booking by robot

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Restaurant-booking by robot
Steve Caplin turns his attention to the Google virtual assistant that can book restaurants, the device to "magnetise rice", 3D helmets for the Swiss Guard, Uber and NASA's flying taxis, chatting with life-size holograms and the Boggle-solving app.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Yanny or Laurel?

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Yanny or Laurel?
Does Steve Caplin hear "Yanny" or "Laurel"? What do you hear? Steve also looks at time travelling guests, failure for facial recognition, Gmail's automatic email generator, windows for blind travellers and the world's "most advanced underwear" that doesn't need to be changed for weeks!
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The robot that turns into a car

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Gadgets & Gizmos: The robot that turns into a car
Steve Caplin discusses the caps for Chinese factory workers that monitor their brainwaves, the robot that turns into a car for real, recycling Sony Aibo pet dogs, deliveries to car boots, the complexity of drilling into live skulls and contact lenses shooting out laser beams.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: What the world sounds like

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Gadgets & Gizmos: What the world sounds like
Steve Caplin and Simon Rose discuss Google's new "Talk to Books" function, the Amazon Echo that insists on good manners, a MIDI representation of the world, Snapchat's relaunch of its Spectacles and a game combining physics with a word game.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: The space hotel

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Gadgets & Gizmos: The space hotel
Steve Caplin examines evidence that violent videos make you fat, the space hotel that will cost $10m for a stay, an autonomous boat, a tooth-mounted sensor and, best of all, a gadget that FINALLY helps you to hang a picture in exactly the spot you want.
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steve caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Robotic Ikea constructors

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Robotic Ikea constructors
Steve Caplin turns his roving eye towards robots, to robots doing Rubik's Cubes and building Ikea furniture, to the laws we ought to have in place for AI and to the slacker robots at Tesla. He also looks at a device to read our thoughts, curated walks and an impressive case to protect an impressively expensive smartphone.
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Steve Caplin


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