Steve Caplin discusses an artist with the handcart who caused traffic chaos via Google in Berlin, how alarms can harm our sleep, an AR contact lens with massive implications, how fingerprints can now be dated, a new app that can record from multiple iPhone cameras, a tiny reusable shopping bag, scratch’n’sniff patches for vegetarians missing bacon and how Fitbits could predict flu outbreaks.
Tech guru Steve Capin discusses YouTube's ad revenues, reproducing the voice of a mummified Egyptian priest, the end to Blackberries, voice-based 3D-printed wheel nuts, an air-conditioned baseball cap, the BBC game Nightfall, a tech teacup for drawstring tea bags and the Dutch scientists who have developed a cyber heart with massive implications for the future.
Steve Caplin is in the studio with a round up of some of his best technology finds of the past week, covering everything from moon dust to suction cups. Meanwhile, in transport news Amazon is set to deploy 10,000 electric rickshaws in India as part of plans to invest $1 billion in local tech, creating one million new jobs by 2025 and you could soon see wireless charging for electric taxis in Nottingham. Steve also explains why you should always be careful to put your phone on airplane mode when you get on a flight.
Steve Caplin asks whether we should be worried about Chinese telecom manufacturer Huawei's plans to build part of the UK's 5G network following a warning from the US. Steve also takes a closer look at the latest car tech - something that's helped Elon Musk's Tesla to a whopping $100 billion valuation.
Steve Caplin looks at some of the weirdest ideas at the CES, including Segway's 24 mph armchair, augmented reality windscreens, a robotic chef that can't open the fridge and a loo-roll-fetching bear. He also covers a lung kit for snorkelers powered by the swimmer's legs; the Fingerbot for pressing buttons on dumb devices; the headphones that turn into loudspeakers; and how to get a VR theatre experience without leaving home.
Steve Caplin looks at a lavatory intended to discourage employees from sitting there for long. He also covers Facebook banning deep fakes for the US election (but not shallow ones); Microsoft's new Xbox; breathalyser strips to test the skin rather than breath; robots painting white lines on motorways; how to stop your drink freezing while ice fishing; and reducing water use in showers.
Share Radio's Technology Editor Steve Caplin gazes into his crystal ball to see what 2020 might bring. He forecasts an end to sim cards, the arrival of 5G, the roll-out of augmented reality in the workplace, the internet of bodies, an iPhone AR headset, more efficient perovskite solar cells and playing computer games without actually having the game. He also explains what we definitely WON'T see in 2020, despite various predictions to the contrary.
Share Radio's Technology Editor Steve Caplin looks back over some of the tech highlights of 2019. There's a car that can climb a 5ft wall, the Japanese car to sleep or sing in, the cat feeder with facial recognition, the dimmest bank thief of the year, the fridge dating app and the explanation of why farmers should be painting their cows to look like zebras.
Steve Caplin looks at the latest in tech, including Pirelli's 5G cyber tyres, a hologram table, a phone for frogs, a clever bluetooth speak that produces surround sound, a drone for high-flying graffiti artists, the world's first magnetic lightbulb, a coating for toilets to reduce adhesion and the clever way of protecting against mosquitoes.
Share Radio's Technology Editor Steve "Santa" Caplin produces a variety of gadgety gift suggestions. Among them are expensive - and cheap - bluetooth earbuds, an app that transcribes interviews, Scalextric for cats, an LED wardrobe light, a self-stirring mug, an alarm clock that runs away if you snooze it and a remote-controlled crocodile head.