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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The summary of the sublime and silly tech of 2022

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The summary of the sublime and silly tech of 2022
Steve Caplin looks back over the tech of 2022. There are escaped robot vacs, jumping robots, robot chefs, teeth-cleaning robots, robot fish, cockroaches, spiders & falcons as well as a dangerous chess-playing robot. They now know how to recreate dodos, clone pets, train goldfish to drive cars and use dead spiders to pick up microelectronics. It was a year with a lickable TV screen, Wordle, a collapse in NFTs, road surfaces made of nappies and the revelation that you should lie on your right side after taking painkillers.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: A look back at the cinematic year of 2022

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: A look back at the cinematic year of 2022
James Cameron-Wilson looks back at the cinematic year, taking us through the top 10 films at the UK box office of 2022, with Top Gun Maverick ending up the biggest grosser with £83m. But a very different list is James's own list of his 10 favourite films, with the Netflix remake of All Quiet on the Western Front his personal #1. With Avatar 2 just out, he recaps on the most expensive movies of all time, with Way of Water only making it to #4.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Action for Oldies

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Action for Oldies
Liz Truss and Kwazi Kwarteng could have done with the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee report 'Where have all the workers gone?' to supplement our commentary on 26th September 'Workforce Capacity is the Missing Link'. It was, however, published a couple of working days before Christmas, and it prompted us to consider again what's happened to the more than half a million people who are not employed and not claiming benefits. So, supported with evidence from the excellent Oldie magazine, we offer a few thoughts on a wide variety of enterprising activity that these older folk could be doing — and we round off this episode with a further suggestion for entrepreneurial activity which the Government might support in due course. Background music: '64 Sundays' by Twin Musicom, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org/

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Gavin Oldham

The Bigger Picture: The King's Speech for Christmas Day

Gavin Oldham
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The King's Speech for Christmas Day
Following the tradition of his mother Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III presents his first Christmas broadcast at 3 pm on 25th December 2022. image source: Wikipedia
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King Charles III


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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: Would you be tempted to 'unretire' after quitting work early? The mystery of Britain's missing workers

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: Would you be tempted to 'unretire' after quitting work early? The mystery of Britain's missing workers
First we had the great resignation and now we may be seeing a new trend emerge 'unretirement'. Amid the turmoil of the pandemic, Britain's economy threw up the puzzle of a dramatic rise in economic inactivity - as about 565,000 people dropped out of the workforce to a position where they were neither working nor looking for work. These missing workers aren't claiming unemployment benefits but are somehow getting by under their own steam. The phenonomen is great enough that the ONS and Bank of England have looked into it and an inquiry by a House of Lords committee says that early retirement among those aged 50 to 64 may be the main driver of the trend. But there are also tentative signs of some of these people 'unretiring', so what is going on? Georgie Frost, Helen Crane and Simon Lambert delve into the issue. Why do people want to take early retirement, why may some now be returning to work — and what would tempt more back to boost productivity and the economy? Plus, the team look at the stock market winners and losers of 2022 — and why the FTSE 100 managed to keep its head while other major markets suffered. Also on the agenda are log burners: can they really be cheaper than your central heating or are they just a feature for the home? And finally, used car prices have continued to defy the usual way of things and rise again this year, is that now coming to an end and what were the models that rose the most in value over 2022?
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Helen Crane


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Following Buffett, Bull vs. Bear: Etsy (22/12)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Following Buffett, Bull vs. Bear: Etsy (22/12)
What's the downside to using public filings to mirror Berkshire-Hathaway's investments? Jim Gillies discusses the strength of Berkshire-Hathaway's underlying businesses, Warren Buffett's less-than-perfect investing track record, and how investors cannot get the exact same price as the Berkshire-Hathaway investment managers. Plus, 10 minutes in, Dylan Lewis and Ricky Mulvey engage in a bull vs. bear debate over e-commerce platform Etsy. Stocks mentioned: BRK.A, BRK.B, ETSY, EBAY. Holiday Music: Merry, Merry Christmas by Keb’ Mo’. Host - Chris Hill; Guests - Jim Gillies, Dylan Lewis
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Jim Gillies, Dylan Lewis


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Barron's Top Stock Picks (19/12)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Barron's Top Stock Picks (19/12)
There's a value approach to Barron's annual list, and we've got some thoughts. Jason Moser discusses the case for traditional value stocks like Bank of America and Berkshire-Hathaway, inclusion of Big Tech companies like Alphabet and Amazon, and why attractive valuation isn't enough to get us interested in Madison Square Garden Sports. Plus 12 minutes in, Jason and Matt Frankel review some bold predictions they made last year and share some predictions about mortgage rates, inflation, and stocks in the year ahead. Stocks mentioned: AA, GOOG, GOOGL, AMZN, BAC, BRK.A, BRK.B, CMCSA, DAL, DIS, MSGS, MDT, TSLA, TOL. Holiday Music: 8 Days (of Hanukkah) by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. Host - Chris Hill; Guests - Jason Moser, Matt Frankel
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Jason Moser, Matt Frankel


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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: Riding the Waves of Travel Anxiety

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: Riding the Waves of Travel Anxiety
Does travel anxiety, particularly on public transport, undermine your normally highly resourceful state? Adam Cox helps control those unpredictable feelings and raised emotions in this short episode: a useful contribution in today's disrupted travel environment, whether caused by strikes or weather.

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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Avatar – The Way of Water, Lady Chatterley's Lover & Emancipation

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Avatar – The Way of Water, Lady Chatterley's Lover & Emancipation
James Cameron-Wilson gives his last box office round-up of 2022 where Avatar: The Way of Water is steamrollering everything before it with an £11.2m first weekend take. Although it looks amazing, James says it's violent, disappointingly one-dimensional and he couldn't wait for its three-hour-plus running time to end. On Netflix, there's a new Lady Chatterley's Lover with The Crown's Emma Corrin but James couldn't suspend his disbelief. On Apple+ is Will Smith's hope for redemption, the slave drama Emancipation from Antoine Fuqua. Trying too hard to be a masterpiece, James was occasionally reminded of Rambo!
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Colonies on asteroids, unfogging glasses & an AI Christmas message

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Colonies on asteroids, unfogging glasses & an AI Christmas message
Steve Caplin looks at a solution to the killing of bats by wind turbines, how space colonies might exist on asteroids, how New Zealand plans ridding the country of smokers, at a possible answer to foggy glasses, Channel 4's AI-written, robot-delivered Christmas message, at Westminster Council's solution to street urination and at a licence-free plane, which you have to build yourself.
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Steve Caplin


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