Steve Caplin talks to Simon Rose about the latest tech news. After 21 years, Apple are discontinuing the iPod, the UK is to launch a satellite from Newquay, Mercedes' new electric car will go 1,000km on one charge, the Italians are producing a hydrofoil which will dive down 50 metres, smart screws will detect if they're coming loose in bridges, wind turbines and the like, the Dutch are making cracklier chocolate, there's a crowdfunded inflatable tent and solar table and a prototype app could detect the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease.
Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin tells Simon Rose about how Space X is using helicopters to catch its booster rockets - and then drop them! Also the e-buses catching fire in Paris, faster charging for lithium batteries, how to map the moon, a robot that can jump 100 feet, street lights powered by passing cars, AR glasses for the deaf, making better chocolate and how to avoid leaving your baby in the car.
Technology buff Steve Caplin talks to Simon Rose about Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter, about a robotic rat, a luxury yacht that can take to the air, a YouTuber who faked a plane crash, masking cows to control methane, what happened when solar-powered ram-equipped rubbish bins went wrong, a table-tennis robot and an autonomous bus operating on the Forth Road Bridge.
Share Radio's tech whizz Steve Caplin discusses trying – unsuccessfully – to sell the Non-Fungible Token of the first ever tweet. Anish Kapoor has upset other artists by cornering the market in Vantablack, you'll be able to watch movies in driverless cars, but not use your phone, there's an appealing small hand-held game console – sold out until next year, electric chopsticks to make food taste saltier and a bizarre App-controlled charging cable with a smart display.
Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin talks to Simon Rose about the San Francisco police's surprise at stopping a car without headlights – or a driver! There's also a way to trap smoke-stack CO2, a Rubens painting with accompanying smells, a solution to cat allergy, cloning dead pets, the most popular social media app that aims to get real, wearable air conditioning and crowd-funded illuminated bike pedals that Steve reckons are worth every cyclist looking at.
Tech expert Steve Caplin tells us of BA sourcing jet fuel from chip fat, of the flying taxi firm that wants to expand into the UK, of how driverless cars might be controlled if things go wrong and how having no street lights might actually reduce crime. He also discusses e-ink chalk boards, Dyson's headphone with an air-filtering visor, whether mobile phones really do cause brain tumours, how the Chinese have developed the a soft robot made of slime and how one hotel in Venice is tackling the seagull menace.
We’re becoming increasingly reliant on technology of all kinds, divulging more and more of our most personal details online and on internet-connected devices. But are we investing in suitable safeguarding measures to protect ourselves against hacking? Well, apparently not. Research from cyber-security experts, nCipher Security, has revealed that as more and more things become connected to the internet – from wireless home sensor networks, to smartphones, to wearable tech – we’re leaving ourselves wide open to cyber-attacks. In this episode of the Share Interview, Vice President of Global Distribution from nCipher Security, Peter Carlisle, joins Vicky Sayers to offer his advice. (first broadcast November 2019)
Tech maven Steve Caplin loves LEDs but even he is aghast at plans to build the world's biggest LED screen in East London. He's alarmed by a sleep app that dispenses CO2 to help you nod off. The largest scooter factory in the world is to be built in India, but will the batteries be as good as promised? There's also a "pedestrian shield" for electric scooters, Historic England's (hard to use) online map, a pocket touchpad that could help find things on TV, a folding kayak and a "breathing" cushion designed to reduce anxiety if hugged.
Share Radio's technology editor, in discussion with Simon Rose, talks about the cuts in employee benefits at Facebook. MyHeritage have progressed from animating old photos to adding synthesised voices, the world's longest car has been extended, there's a DIY virtual rollercoaster, Audi are introducing a "holoride" for bored passengers, there's a plan to bring the dodo back from extinction and the world's largest bacterium has been discovered in a mangrove swamp.
Share Radio's tech genius Steve Caplin talks to Simon Rose about Amazon's new radio app and Apple's new phone and computer. Danish scientists have worked out how to tell if pigs are happy, hydroelectric dams could be replaced by electric trucks, the Belgians have come up with a way of cleaning solar panels while the FlossElf is a flosser with a camera so you can see if you're doing it properly.
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