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Gadgets & Gizmos: Google's game-changing new games platform

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Google's game-changing new games platform
Steve Caplin gets excited by the prospects of Google's new cloud-based gaming platform, to be delivered through the Chrome browser. He also discusses the new Amazon Kindle entry model, the Myspace blunder that will make Myspace even more obscure than it had been before, James Bond's electric car, a bizarre drinks cooler, a cheesemaker that wasn't and what the ONS's inflation basket means for rabbits and smart speakers amongst other things.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Jet-powered flying motorbikes

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Jet-powered flying motorbikes
Steve Caplin salivates over a jet-powered flying motorbike as well as a 5-seat flying car with massive range and speed - if it works. Shark denticles could help us improve aerodynamics. Citymapper is offering discounted London travel passes. Ikea is to sell pollutant-resistant curtains. There's an exploding Kalashnikov drone, mice that can see in the dark and a camping torch which would make a Swiss Army Knife envious. And Steve explains why using his Swiss Army Knife meant he couldn't use is Swiss Army Knife for some time afterwards!
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: HoofStep monitoring app for horses

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Gadgets & Gizmos: HoofStep monitoring app for horses
Steve Caplin looks at a phone that folds, another that has six cameras and one (a weighty one) with batteries that last for weeks. There's an electric 2-seater car with built-in 5G, another electric car that charges 80% in less than 5 minutes. After the ice bucket and mannequin challenge, there's now the cheese challenge. There are self-aware fish and dolls resembling dead partners for the bereaved.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Electric Minis

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Electric Minis
Steve Caplin is impressed that Elon Musk was so horrified by a fake text generator that he refused to allow it to be released. He also examines what happened to the company that enabled oldies to be injected with youngsters' blood. He also majors on a company converting old Minis to run on electricity, a drone-netting grenade and a beautiful-looking system for growing fruit and vegetables indoors.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Space station gravity

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Space station gravity
Steve Caplin looks at Samsung's new phones, including one far more expensive even than Apple's top of the range model. He also laments the loss of a project aiming to send people to Mars, though there's another planning a space station with gravity. For those looking for something new in dating, try an app that matches the contents of your fridges. Or perhaps a peanut butter pump is what you need. Or a cocktail-maker using capsules from coffee machine makers Keurig.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The end of Google+

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: The end of Google+
Steve Caplin marks, but does not mourn, the end of Google+, due to close in April. He also looks at how you can sample pufferfish sushi without the risk of instant death, a survey helping drive morality to be built into driverless cars, sticking plasters that won't be as painful to remove, a sail for bicycles, an impressive pocket phone stabiliser, a weight loss device, why eating clay might achieve the same result and how some people can access Amazon's Alexa in a very retro way.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The coolest folding electric bike

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: The coolest folding electric bike
Steve Caplin, Share Radio's technology guru, looks at the JIVR folding electric bike, admiring it not only for its stylishness but also its engineering advances, rideability and ease of folding. he also looks at the problems of "lost" cryptocurrency with QuadrigaCX, Canada's largest crypto exchange, Apple blocking Facebook's developer certificate, Jaguar Land Rover's projected light bars to help pedestrians, an updating weather poster, the CleanseBot for nervous hotel guests and the teen American bank robber whose escape vehicle was a scooter the app for which recorded all his details.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Airport parking robots

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Airport parking robots
Steve Caplin on the latest from the cutting edge of technology, taking in parking robots at Gatwick, Amazon's wheeled delivery vehicle, cameras that see round corners, Facebook's space lasers, Amazon's "blended reality mirror", a hand-pumped aqualung, why zebras have stripes and how scientists can transfer memories from one snail to another. Oh - and what submarines use X-box controllers for!
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The watch with no numbers & no hands for a mere $350,000

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: The watch with no numbers & no hands for a mere $350,000
Steve Caplin, although a fan of Amazon's Alexa, wonders if it's worth building into a bicycle or a piano! He also looks at self-tightening trainers using a smartphone, the most retweeted message ever, a way of finding lost keys, a double bass that fits in a small suitcase, a solar-powered yacht and a $350,000 Swiss watch with no numbers and no hands, which chimes and gongs to tell the time.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: More amazing stuff from the Consumer Electronics Show

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: More amazing stuff from the Consumer Electronics Show
Steve Caplin continues his look at the weird and wonderful delights of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. There's a VR headset with eye-tracking, a humanisation of Amazon's Alexa, a laundry-folding robot, an intelligent toilet with a "fully immersive experience", a water generator for cars, a mask to stop snoring and a smart speaker to teach Chinese.
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Steve Caplin


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