Technology editor Steve Caplin ponders the feasibility of the first-ever robotic milk round in Milton Keynes. He also looks at Facebook's rebranding, the new Echo Dot, bad news for drone users, Google shaming slow websites, Trainline's automatic refunds and a way to turn any smartphone into a conventional computer for £150.
Steve Caplin laments the arrival of AI job interviewers at Unilever, while an Estonian company is using AI for workers after a pay rise. You could get £100,000 to be the face of a series of humanoid robots, get a camera drone to direct part of your movie, play an app game in real-world streets, trim your hedges and garden with a new device, get an ebike with facial recognition unlocking or order the tallest and widest business jet ever.
Steve Caplin hails the arrival of driverless cars on the streets of London, narrower, windier, busier and wetter than the US. Also, how an artificial leaf can make synthetic gas, a car powered by cow dung, the first selfies in space, an ecologically-sound lunchbox, a wallet-sized fork and spoon and how driverless taxis might make the streets of our cities even busier.
Steve Caplin explains why Giphy is now the world's #2 search engine. He looks at a revolutionary new process for creating smartphone lenses, being identified by our ears, Piaggio's courier robot (with problems the Daleks are all too familiar with), the UK's first moon rover, luggage that you can ride, plants taking selfies and why farmers wanting to protect their cattle might soon be painting them with black stripes.
Steve Caplin on the asteroid that destroyed Fortnite's entire map. Playstation have a new controller, Google has a new phone, James Dyson gives up on electric cars, SeatyGo have a removable bike seat, Lego considers renting out bricks and the Eden Project plans to drill miles into the earth to heat local homes.
Steve Caplin looks at the new service to choose your own flavour of KitKat - for a price. He has news of how fast our thumbs are getting, of earbuds to help you get the most out of the sound at a concert, of the new warnings on e-scooters, of a clever new suitcase that charges your phone as you wheel it, of why high rooftops are being bought up in London and why workers in the UK are sabotaging robots.
Steve Caplin explains the problems with the app that lets you summon your Tesla - and there are many. He also looks at the drawbacks of the problematic Galaxy Fold and has news of Microsoft's new folding phone, a Chinese phone that is almost all screen, Amazon's smart glasses, how you could soon be ordering Samuel L. Jackson around and how a new Indiegogo project could end the problems most of us have with rechargeable household batteries.
Steve Caplin wonders about the merits of Facebook's planned dating platform, with the company trying to trademark the word "book". He slavers over a beautiful orange juice kiosk which uses peel to make 3D cups. There's a clever new laser projector, a pen that will draw in any colour, a Skoda e bike and life-saving news about the preservation time for liver donations.
Steve Caplin reveals the winners of the IgNobel Awards for bonkers scientific research. He drools over the new iPhone and thinks gamers will love the company's Apple Arcade. In auto news there's funding for a project to charge car batteries in 6 minutes, a 3-wheel electric car from Estonia and an electric water taxi on trial in the Seine. Self-driving Segways will soon recharge themselves while e scooters could speed up urban journey times if made legal.
Steve Caplin reveals why the BBC's voice assistant is being taught regional accents, where magnetic north has moved to, Bosch's electric pushchair, the zip that could kill astronauts' favoured tradition, the advent of Wifi 6, how many people google "how to change a lightbulb" and Harley-Davidson's electric bikes for three-year-olds.