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Gadgets & Gizmos: Float-in cinemas and lobster titbits

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Float-in cinemas and lobster titbits
Technology editor Steve Caplin gives us the latest news from the world of tech. There's a new float-in cinema in London, a bigger folding screen phone from Samsung, an economical plane shaped like a bullet, a fitbit for lobsters, a watch with no hands and a device to turn any monitor into a touch screen. As well as that, Alexa is being encouraged to cope with all manner of British accents and dialects while the Scottish version of Wikipedia has been suspended because the majority of entries were written by an American teen who doesn't speak Scots!
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Gadgets & Gizmos: The fragrance of outer space

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Gadgets & Gizmos: The fragrance of outer space
Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin explains what outer space smells like, now available as a new fragrance. He finds the most expensive items on Amazon, admires a new internet speed record, explains why Japan is running out of credit card numbers, warns how keys can be made from recordings of locks being turned, tells a cautionary tale of a very pricy mistaken purchase on eBay, admires taps that can wash without water and raises an eyebrow at Amazon's patent for a drone to replace ski lifts.
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Emission-free aircraft and hands-free driving on motorways

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Emission-free aircraft and hands-free driving on motorways
Steve Caplin looks at Apple's soaring market cap, problems for Hauwei phone users, autonomous driving on UK motorways from next year, emission-free aircraft, a French cargo sailing galleon, biogas from cow dung, a laser-powered satellite to clear up space junk, a smartphone camera to detect type-2 diabetes, wireless power delivery, a liquid-filled guitar and a revival of the ZX Spectrum.
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Steve Caplin


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Gadgets & Gizmos: Vein scanning and rage rooms

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Vein scanning and rage rooms
Share Radio's tech maven Steve Caplin shines his LED light on vein scanning, cars with predictive touch screens, rage rooms to rent, learning the piano through a role play game, a black dot absorbing 99.9% of light, a high-tech drill, how to put an end to leaves on the line and space rockets that can land themselves.
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Steve Caplin


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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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Steve Caplin


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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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Steve Caplin


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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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Steve Caplin


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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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