Steve Caplin reveals some of the IgNobel prizewinners for the daftest scientific studies. Also the new Playstation and an upgrade to Oculus Quest, robot shelf stackers in Japan, economically-sound pellet guns, Amazon's patent for a burglar deterrent, Wikipedia's positive effect on tourism (except in the Netherlands) and why a second-hand TV has been causing havoc to broadband in a Welsh village.
Technology editor Steve Caplin looks at the latest products from Apple, marvels at news of probable life on Venus, asks how you can locate human bodies in a forest, scoffs at the usability of Britbox for its main purpose, admires a face mask that incorporates air conditioning, praises scientists helping robots and amputees to feel pain, approves of the world's first portable MRI brain scanner and gushes over the Oceanbird sailing ship, providing a more environmentally-friendly freight solution.
Share Radio's technology editor goes robot crazy, with robots deployed in care homes, serving in restaurants, triaging hospital patients and defending American Air Force bases. There's even a robot dog to make yourself that fits into the palm of your hand. There are unstaffed digital supermarkets in Sweden, a worldwide scam involving seeds, leather made of mushrooms and a way of making paper interactive.
Technology editor Steve Caplin gives us the latest news from the world of tech. There's a new float-in cinema in London, a bigger folding screen phone from Samsung, an economical plane shaped like a bullet, a fitbit for lobsters, a watch with no hands and a device to turn any monitor into a touch screen. As well as that, Alexa is being encouraged to cope with all manner of British accents and dialects while the Scottish version of Wikipedia has been suspended because the majority of entries were written by an American teen who doesn't speak Scots!
Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin explains what outer space smells like, now available as a new fragrance. He finds the most expensive items on Amazon, admires a new internet speed record, explains why Japan is running out of credit card numbers, warns how keys can be made from recordings of locks being turned, tells a cautionary tale of a very pricy mistaken purchase on eBay, admires taps that can wash without water and raises an eyebrow at Amazon's patent for a drone to replace ski lifts.
Steve Caplin looks at Apple's soaring market cap, problems for Hauwei phone users, autonomous driving on UK motorways from next year, emission-free aircraft, a French cargo sailing galleon, biogas from cow dung, a laser-powered satellite to clear up space junk, a smartphone camera to detect type-2 diabetes, wireless power delivery, a liquid-filled guitar and a revival of the ZX Spectrum.
Share Radio's tech maven Steve Caplin shines his LED light on vein scanning, cars with predictive touch screens, rage rooms to rent, learning the piano through a role play game, a black dot absorbing 99.9% of light, a high-tech drill, how to put an end to leaves on the line and space rockets that can land themselves.
Tech guru Steve Caplin asks what liquid which most of us use is more expensive than premium whisky or Chanel #5. He tells us about the world's first fly-in cinema, the Taipei competition to win fake air trips, the beetle that can digest polystyrene, robot dogs for the blind, the roll-up chess set, the porch parcel protection system and why future civilisations will know more about ancient Egyptians than they do about us.
Steve Caplin, Share Radio's technology editor, looks at Sainsbury's introduction of the virtual queue, which won't leave you standing around as long. There's also Amazon's announcement of free grocery deliveries, Sky Arts becoming free to view, Proteus – a non-cuttable material and Proteus - an underwater ISS, a Porche with acceleration so fierce you risk passing out, Lego's grand piano, a wooden robot arm kit, Garmin's ransomware attack and Google building its own underwater transatlantic internet cable,
Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin looks at the sudden rush of space vehicles heading to Mars. He looks at the vast improvement in fortunes for the bosses of Amazon and Tesla. He considers scientific advances in the animal world and how they affect pigs, cattle and chickens. He unveils Zoom's first bit of hardware. And he coos over a couple of new e-bikes, one of which has a trailer that turns into a boat!