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Ed Bowsher

Gadgets and Gizmos: New robot vacuum that can empty itself

Ed Bowsher
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Gadgets and Gizmos: New robot vacuum that can empty itself
Our technology expert, Steve Caplin, is excited by Amazon's new version of the Kindle which is waterproof for an hour and can store 4000 books. He also looks at new robot vacuums which can empty themselves.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The car that keeps you fit

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: The car that keeps you fit
Steve Caplin discusses a Saudi-invented car that lets you keep fit with bike pedals as you drive, at robot viticulturists, robot caterpillars that will crawl inside you (for medical reasons), at the moving tail you can control with your phone, a startup that aims to let you live forever, at least in your friends' memories and BAE's wearable cockpit.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The app that sings your words

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: The app that sings your words
Steve Caplin tells Simon Rose about a new app that will sing the words you type - in different musical styles. He also looks at online disasters for Facebook and the Conservative Party, at a bus that cleans up pollution, Amazon's new store, the phone with 5 cameras and an over-complicated, expensive way of cooling drink as you drive.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Digital side mirrors

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Digital side mirrors
Steve Caplin goes automotive, looking at the closest driving experience to Formula 1, digital side mirrors, Volvo's self-driving truck and BMW's autonomous motorbike. He also marvels at nifty lights for handlebars, at the comms kit for the security services that fits in the mouth, at an LED solution to hair loss and a ludicrous high-tech ceramic cheeseboard.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The Wrong Trousers Come Right

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: The Wrong Trousers Come Right
Steve Caplin looks at the latest developments in drone technology, explains why he won't be buying the new iPhone but does recommend updating iOS, marvels at the Bristol scientists producing a real-life version of The Wrong Trousers, is impressed by a 3D-printed US army barracks, wants to try a deeper-water snorkel and applauds Carlsberg for fastening its beer cans together without plastic.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Robot strawberry pickers

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Robot strawberry pickers
Steve Caplin looks at robot strawberry pickers, a nail-dispensing hammer, Polaroid's new app-controlled camera, how mobile voice calls are falling, 3D-printed peat houses, a wearable chair and how bad wines might soon be a thing of the past.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Autonomous cars with eyes

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Autonomous cars with eyes
Steve Caplin goes on the road, telling us about autonomous cars with eyes, shape-shifting car seats, Rolls Royce's new top-end "privacy suite", a full-size sports car made of Lego, Kalashnikov's electric "supercar" and how Tesla has brought the computer sense of the word "crash" to motoring.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Robotic aerial sheepdogs

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Robotic aerial sheepdogs
Steve Caplin discusses robotic aerial sheepdogs (with performance problems), the French crows tidying litter, copycat scientists trying to ween us off salt, sound technology to let four people in a car listen to different music, the "Where's Waldo?" facial recognition robot, an expandable electric car, magnetic eyelashes and problems with unfettered electric bikes.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Space tennis

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Space tennis
Steve Caplin regales us with tales of tennis at the International Space Station, AI-generated art that is going to be sold at Christies in New York, meat fraud, a pocket tripod the size and shape of a credit card, a bottle with an automatically-opening lid and a shopping app innovation from Sainsbury's.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Keeping fit with electric bikes

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Keeping fit with electric bikes
Steve Caplin asks us to believe that he and other electric cyclists are as fit as those who use leg power to pedal their bikes. He also looks at the huge IT problems caused by the Japanese Emperor abdicating next year, at Amazon banning customers who return too many items, at anonymised data that is far from anonymous, at a mass butter spreader and at a way of packing clothes more tightly in suitcases.
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Steve Caplin


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