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Gadgets & Gizmos: Tech developments in a locked-down Britain

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Tech developments in a locked-down Britain
Steve Caplin looks at the way in which people stuck at home are embracing tech skills they didn't know they had, while at the same time sales of traditional board games are booming. He looks at what the restrictions mean for companies involved in teleconferencing, video streaming and newspaper publication. Even stuck at home, he explains how you can watch theatre shows and visit museums around the world. And he can't resist laughing at the Australian astrophysicist who, trying to solve a Covid-19 problem, ended up in hospital having magnets removed from his nose.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets and Gizmos: The rechargeable car tyre

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos: The rechargeable car tyre
Tech guru Steve Caplin looks at some of the latest automotive developments, including a 3D car display and Goodyear's idea for a rechargeable tyre that extrudes extra tread from a central reservoir. He drools over the new iPad Pro, awaits the first Amazon Go store in the UK and ponders an e-bike that folds down to the size of a sheet of A3 paper.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: How tech is coping with the Coronavirus

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: How tech is coping with the Coronavirus
Tech editor Steve Caplin looks at the best ways of using tech to keep in touch with those you can't visit and for home working. He admires the use of 3D printing to replace scarce oxygen mask valves, tests an app to make sure you're not touching your face and explains how theatres and film studios are reacting to the closure of live venues. And if your broadband at home seems slower than usual, he explains why we should blame the gamers.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: How to drink crisps!

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: How to drink crisps!
Share's technology editor Steve Caplin revs up, discussing the all-electric Renault Twingo ZE, Citroen's electric city "pod" and Aston Martin's Speedster, a snip at £785,000, despite having no roof or windscreen. He explains why bad guys in movies never use iPhones, a massive CGI innovation for making films, the death of Mr "Copy and Paste" and explains how the Japanese have come up with the idea of drinking crisps!
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The social network with nothing but positive comments

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: The social network with nothing but positive comments
Tech guru Steve Caplin discusses the latest phone developments, including Huawei's new folding phone, impacted by being on the US blacklist; Xiaomi's gaming phone; and mobile phone towers in space. He looks at Tesco's new cashless store, how to fool Amazon's high-tech Seattle store, the milkman reimagined and at a social network where you only ever get likes and congratulatory comments.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Gluing antennae onto bees

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Gluing antennae onto bees
Tech expert Steve Caplin on the British scientists who have been gluing antennae onto bees (and what it might mean for driverless cars), the wearable bracelet that jams Alexa's microphone, the lithium batteries that can't explode, the world's first immersive TV drama, an emoji jacket for cyclists, IKEA's 3D-printed handles and legs and a crowd-funded wearable that lets you choose your mood.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Artistic handcart causes Berlin Google traffic chaos

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Artistic handcart causes Berlin Google traffic chaos
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.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Reproducing the voice of an mummified priest

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Reproducing the voice of an mummified priest
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.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Moonshots

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Moonshots
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.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Huawei or the highway

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Huawei or the highway
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.
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Steve Caplin


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