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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Spinach as scaffolding, landmine-sniffing bees & texting pedestrians

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Spinach as scaffolding, landmine-sniffing bees & texting pedestrians
Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin discusses LG pulling out of smartphones, why lab-grown meat needs spinach as scaffolding, a sunlight-catching ball to enlighten basements, an Icelandic innovation for making online meetings more like the real thing, why bees are sniffing out Balkan landmines, a smart knee brace and how Japanese scientists have proven just how annoying texting pedestrians can be.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Uber's electric cars; space wine; lab-grown caviar; and a robot self-portrait

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Uber's electric cars; space wine; lab-grown caviar; and a robot self-portrait
Steve Caplin looks at Volkswagen's bizarre April Fool's joke, how Uber users can now request electric, how wine tastes after a trip in space, the world's first lab-grown caviar being made in Devon, the robot self-portrait selling for $688,000, an antenna powered by 5G signals, an app mapping the world's radio stations, a gadget for sharpening disposable razor blades and what can be discerned by eye tracking.
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steve caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The sound of Mars, NASA's airless tyres, robot lifeguards & 42, the archive

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: The sound of Mars, NASA's airless tyres, robot lifeguards & 42, the archive
Share Radio's technology expert Steve Caplin lets us hear the first ever audio from Mars. He brings news of airless tyres developed from NASA tech, of a virtual Mars house sold for $0.5m, an invisible security keypad, robot lifeguards, a car using your phone as its dashboard, a foolproof Face ID system for phones, the archive of Douglas Adams's letters called - perhaps not surprisingly - 42 and the launch of clothes made from mushroom leather.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Google Nest helps you sleep while virtual offices help you work

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Google Nest helps you sleep while virtual offices help you work
Steve Caplin, Share Radio's technology editor, is a little nervous of the idea that Google Nest can use radar to track your sleeping patterns. He is impressed by Microsoft's AR meeting technology and Teamflow's virtual office. For those dreading Zoom meetings, Zoomescaper has the answer. He also highlights Wombo, which amusingly animates still photographs, technology to detect deep fakes, electric charging pads for spongy wooden flooring, a portable wind turbine and a 2000-year-old computer.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Auctioning the first-ever tweet, colon cameras & a hologram printer

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Auctioning the first-ever tweet, colon cameras & a hologram printer
Steve Caplin, Share Radio's technology expert, looks at the auction of the first ever tweet by Jack Dorsey and discusses how non-fungible tokens are a thing of the future. He looks at how the MGM lion is going CGI, how sports advertising hoardings can be localised, at colon cameras that will replace endoscopes, at a giant TV that lives below the floor, an amazing new drone, a 3D hologram printer and why Earth's oxygen running out might not be a problem for us.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Amazon's 1st UK supermarket & bringing old photographs to life

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Amazon's 1st UK supermarket & bringing old photographs to life
Steve Caplin looks back at the first programmable computer, now 75. He gives us news of Amazon's first UK supermarket, how it's using AI to dub movies and is crowdfunding a cuckoo clock, how you can animate old family photos, the ex-punk drummer planning a space trip, a headset with a brain-computer interface, a surgeon's eye-raising appearance over Zoom in court and MIT developing what could be flat zoom lenses.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Facebook 1 Australia 0, Zoom burnout, electronic noses & clever pigs

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Facebook 1 Australia 0, Zoom burnout, electronic noses & clever pigs
Share's technology maven Steve Caplin looks at the battle between Facebook and Australia, and why Australia lost it. He tells us why Liam Thorp, offered his jab early, is NOT 6.2cm high, why people are getting Zoom burnout, how electronic noses are getting cleverer, how pigs are already clever, how Seville is generating electricity from its rotting oranges, where to get clip-on pearl earrings that are also earbuds and how Bentley is to recycle rare earth magnets used in wind turbines.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Colour e-readers, coffee as a diet aid, spying emails and cubic wombat poo

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Colour e-readers, coffee as a diet aid, spying emails and cubic wombat poo
Share Radio's technology guru Steve Caplin looks at Jaguar's move to electric-only production and Coventry's bid to establish a battery gigafactory. Still with electric, there's more on the modular EV chassis and a Japanese electric oil tanker. He welcomes a colour e-reader, despite the price, and the news video games make you feel better. Coffee, he tells us, helps you burn fat while there's a clever new light in a bike helmet, the revelation that ⅔ of emails contain spy pixels and a suggested use for wombats' ability to poo cubically.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The danger of video filters, Hydrogen-powered ambulances & zip-on bike tyres

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: The danger of video filters, Hydrogen-powered ambulances & zip-on bike tyres
Steve Caplin, Share Radio's technology editor, looks at the change at the top of Amazon (and why Amazon Web Services is so important), at resurrecting the poet Keats, at the Texas lawyer who appeared in court as a virtual cat, at the Valentine's Day curry served to your car, at hydrogen-powered ambulances, at the Norwegian system for zipping different tyres on and off bikes and at new developments with smartphone cameras.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Apple's facemask ID solution, interactive films & emailing spinach

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Apple's facemask ID solution, interactive films & emailing spinach
Tech expert Steve Caplin discusses Apple's most profitable quarter and their solution to Face ID problems while wearing a face mask. Nokia and Vodafone demo 100 gigabit internet, there's a full-length interactive movie for the ipad, an alarm clock to wake you with scientifically-sonic music, Space X buying oil rigs as launchpads and sending up a crew of civilians with no pilot, spinach sending emails and table tennis for the Oculus Rift.
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Steve Caplin


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