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Gadgets & Gizmos: The coldest place in the universe

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Gadgets & Gizmos: The coldest place in the universe
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.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Jet engines serviced by cockroaches

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Jet engines serviced by cockroaches
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.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Amazon's robot throwers

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Amazon's robot throwers
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!
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Autonomous electric ferry

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Autonomous electric ferry
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.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Singing for your taxi fare

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Singing for your taxi fare
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.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Volvo's self-parking yacht

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Volvo's self-parking yacht
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.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: When tech goes wrong

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: When tech goes wrong
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.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Pothole-fixing drones

Simon Rose
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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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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Space champagne

Simon Rose
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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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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Octopi from outer space

Simon Rose
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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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