Steve Caplin takes a look at a dog-walking service described as Uber for dogs, facial recognition sunglasses for the police, Land Rover's phone, the culture secretary's social network and an Internet of Things burglar deterrent called Kevin.
Steve Caplin marvels at Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket AND his Boring Company's flamethrowers. Naturally, there are also self-parking slippers, the first robot to be sacked, a portable bathing system for dogs and a new keyboard to compete with the old QWERTY one.
Steve Caplin gazes into his crystal ball. He sees the first electric black cab, the suit that means your online orders will always fit, the foldable smart phone, dynamic pricing in supermarkets and a voice assistant for cars.
Steve Caplin looks back at the weird and wonderful tech of 2017, including the world's first smart hairbrush, the videoing toothbrush, the connected mousetrap, the dog-poo-clearing drone and the lifestyle magazine for dachshunds.
Steve Caplin makes some tech suggestions for presents good and weird, among them a bike compass, a car luggage holder, cheap non-Apple bluetooth watches, wireless chargers, a foldable washable hat, light bulbs with speakers and an ecologically cool aquarium.