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Gadgets & Gizmos: Digital side mirrors

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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 & 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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Simon Rose

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

Simon Rose
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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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