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Gadgets & Gizmos: Telepresence robots, video conference fun & virtual tourist visits

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Telepresence robots, video conference fun & virtual tourist visits
Steve Caplin discusses the latest tech. On the latest Apple computers there are new ways to enliven video conferencing. An AI security camera can describe what it sees. Robots attending meetings for you are getting more responsive. Drones will take you to some of the world's greatest tourist site without leaving home. Prague's airport is to have a country-wide map on the ceiling linked to current events. There's a revolutionary bike lock that solves the problems all cyclists face. The Department for Transport hopes to end parking app rage. And why, if you're Russian, you should be careful about using a language app to order pomegranate juice.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Cheap money is no more, Net Zero planning madness & property market jitters

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Cheap money is no more, Net Zero planning madness & property market jitters
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University posits that cheap money is now a thing of the past and that politicians, of whatever stripe, are going to have to find a way to live within harsher financial constraints. He looks at some of the UK's central planning madness when it comes to Net Zero, contrasting it to the more successful and forward-thinking policies of Norway. And he highlights the severe cracks opening up in the UK commercial property market, wondering what the end result will be.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Democratising AI Ownership

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Democratising AI Ownership
In a world absorbed with tension and conflict, it says something about the significance of AI that Rishi Sunak was able to host the conference at Bletchley Park, with government representatives from twenty-eight nations and eight leading Artificial Intelligence businesses. Warnings abound both within and outside the AI industry, including for its impact on employment, to which we referred nearly six years ago. However, is the Bletchley Park gathering just evidence of the rich and powerful flexing their muscles yet again to take control? Surely we should be looking for an alternative, offering mass participation in wealth creation and democratisation through distributed governance? Background music: 'Digital Solitude' by Silent Partner

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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Fool School: Finding Value Drivers (4/11)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Fool School: Finding Value Drivers (4/11)
Trends come, trends go. So, how can investors spot the difference between another passing fad and something with real, sustainable value? Patrick Badolato is an Associate Professor of Instruction at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. Ricky Mulvey caught up with Badolato for an “investing classroom” session. They discuss different drivers of business value, what growth rates ignore, and the thing that Sweetgreen misses about automation. Tickers discussed: PTON, TGT, DXCM, HSY, NVDA, CHGG, COST, SG, RENT. Host - Ricky Mulvey; Guest - Patrick Badolato
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Patrick Badolato


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Firing on All Cylinders Indeed (3/11)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Firing on All Cylinders Indeed (3/11)
We’re seeing some big reactions to earnings results in tech and have a few reasons to think some beaten up names might be finding their footing. Ron Gross and Matt Argersinger discuss why interest rate and unemployment news helped stocksthis week, Starbucks’ triple-shot growth plan, Apple’s flat growth, and why Shopify is firing on all cylinders, and huge earnings reactions from DoorDash and Roku, and Match’s struggle to hold onto singles. Then, 19 minutes in, Marc Robinson breaks down the negotiations between the United Auto Workers and automakers Ford, Stellantis, and General Motors. Finally, 34 minutes in, Ron and Matt break down two stocks on their radar: WK Kellogg and Quest Diagnostics. Stocks discussed: SBUX, AAPL, SHOP, MTCH, DASH, ROKU, KLG, DGX. Host - Dylan Lewis; Guests - Ron Gross, Matt Argersinger, Marc Robinson
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Ron Gross, Matt Argersinger, Marc Robinson


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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: Have interest rates peaked - and what happens next?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: Have interest rates peaked - and what happens next?
Have interest rates peaked? After an inflation spike rudely awoke them from their slumbers, the Bank of England and the US Federal Reserve have shown us that rate hiking can be a difficult habit to break. But 14 consecutive rate rises into an astonishing run from 0.1% to 5.25% for the base rate, the Bank of England suddenly paused six weeks ago. And then, on Thursday, it did it again. On both of those occasions, the Fed had also just done the same thing across the Atlantic. So, are we finally there? When does a pause become a peak? And if we have reached the top of the interest rate cycle, what happens next? Georgie Frost, Helen Crane and Simon Lambert look at the decision to hold rates again and what it means for savers, mortgage borrowers and investors. Plus, what are Andrew Bailey’s Bank of England and Jay Powell’s Fed telling us about their respective economies – and how divergent are the paths of the UK and US? Also on this episode, Crane on the Case digs into a how an entirely explainable and obvious error somehow led to a reader facing more than £8,000 of fines and Transport for London refusing to budge until we stepped in. Plus, some previous high-flying investment trusts are going cheap, so is this the time to invest? Simon takes a look. And finally, what have the Premium Bonds and a pop quiz on number one hits in 2000 and 2008 got to do with each other? Listen to the end if you want to find out why you need to know that the UK number one, in February 2008, was Duffy singing Mercy.

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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: Leonardo da Vinci Hypnosis - Unlock Your Inner Polymath

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: Leonardo da Vinci Hypnosis - Unlock Your Inner Polymath
A polymath is someone who can excel in multiple fields, and there's possibly no better example than Leonardo da Vinci — scientist, artist, inventor .. So how can you tap into your potential in order to unlock your inner polymath? Adam Cox discusses using Leonardo as such a role model, but goes on to show how your focus can be diluted across different areas. You need to pick your preferences and choose carefully to deliver achievable, fulfilling and valuable results.

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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Rob Nezard on How Brits Can Heat Their Homes Efficiently and Safely This Winter

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Rob Nezard on How Brits Can Heat Their Homes Efficiently and Safely This Winter
Adam Cox and Rob Nezard from UK Radiators explore recent research revealing that over two-thirds of Brits are worried about heating their homes in the upcoming winter. They deliberate on the Prime Minister's decision to delay the gas boiler ban, discussing its pros and cons, while addressing the necessary steps before the transition to heat pumps can occur. Additionally, Rob highlights ways to enhance efficiency, reduce heating bills, and advises consumers on avoiding the purchase of unsuitable radiators. https://ukradiators.com/
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Rob Nezard


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Simon Rose

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: The consumer sector and investing in Vietnam

Simon Rose
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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: The consumer sector and investing in Vietnam
Neil Shah of Edison Group tells SImon Rose of Edison's study into the consumer sector, which has been affected by the hit to consumer confidence. There's plenty of value in the sector and the report lists companies which have had upgrades but not seen share reactions. The changed environment is exposing those companies which have weak business models. He also highlights Vietnam Holdings, an investment trust which has outperformed the market in that dynamic economy. At some stage, Vietnam will cease to be considered a frontier market and valuations will change as a result. Both reports are on the Edison website.
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Neil Shah


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Five Nights at Freddy's, Cat Person & Pain Hustlers

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Five Nights at Freddy's, Cat Person & Pain Hustlers
James Cameron-Wilson laments a limp box office dominated by video game spinoff Five Nights at Freddy's which took a robust £5.3m. James found it ridiculous and repetitive. He still recommends the Scorsese (#3) and The Creator (#9). On in relatively few cinemas, he's glad he sought out Cat Person, which took just £79,000. A drama about the horrors of dating, he found it funny and intentionally excruciating. He also admires Pain Hustlers on Netflix with Emily Blunt. Although not a true story as such, it is about Big Pharma hoodwinking the public and is highly entertaining.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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