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Gadgets & Gizmos: Bootleg Soviet helicopters

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Bootleg Soviet helicopters
Tech guru Steve Caplin looks at staycation scams, at a bootleg Soviet helicopter operations in Moldova, at the internet balloons floating over Kenya, at the failure of the massively-funded short-video platform Quibi, at how windows could be filled with water to control room temperatures, at the OTHER words and phrases that can be used to trigger voice assistants and at a new version of the E-Type Jaguar that would set you back a cool million pounds.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Delivery drones riding buses and self-driving beds

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Delivery drones riding buses and self-driving beds
Steve Caplin takes a look at the latest gadgets and gizmos, which include self-driving hospital beds and a way for drones to extend their range – by hitching a ride on buses! There's also NASA's Lunar Loo Challenge, paper wine bottles, an LED torch to improve eyesight, a waterproof and bulletproof backpack, controlling your Apple Watch through gestures and an electric motorbike that can power your house in the case of a blackout.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Segway R.I.P.

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Segway R.I.P.
Share Radio's technology editor bemoans the demise of Segway and its chequered history. He discusses Apple's new operating system, its switch away from Intel chips and the Apple Watch's way of telling you if you haven't washed your hands for long enough. There's also a tethered balloon ride to space, NASAs $23m space toilet, the Amazon Echo Auto for the car, real-time translation earbuds and a reusable electronic firework.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: A parallel universe with time running backwards

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: A parallel universe with time running backwards
Steve Caplin, Share Radio's technology editor, asks if scientists in Antarctica have found a parallel universe where time runs backwards. He looks at the robot dog now on sale as well as Lego's Super Mario enabling you to play a "real" game. He turns up his nose at an Age of Odour exhibition about smells and discusses the world's biggest liquid air battery, how you can eavesdrop with a lightbulb, 3D print within the human body, put out fires with a vase and stop legged robots slipping up.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The rise of the robots

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: The rise of the robots
Share Radio's technology editor look at several stories involving robots for publishing news, receiving degree certificates, enforcing social distancing in parks and disinfecting hospitals with UV light. He looks at the revival of the James Bond Goldfinger Aston Martin DB5 WITH attendant gadgets, turning CO2 in the air into petrol, a smart ear-cleaning rod and a dish that solves all the major problems of using butter - only to meet resistance to its purchase at home.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The ultimate tea machine

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: The ultimate tea machine
Share's technology editor Steve Caplin marvels at Bru, the "ultimate tea machine". He also looks at a USB stick claiming to protect against 5G, the BBC's new voice assistant, Virgin Media closing their stores, the hard-to-read font that does NOT enhance memory, an electric surfboard and an electric Cessna plane and how a fantasy advertised on Facebook went badly wrong.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Virtual crowds for sporting events

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Virtual crowds for sporting events
Technology editor Steve Caplin looks at some C19-inspired gadgets for keeping customers of Burger King and visitors to Florence's Duomo safe. There are also self-cleaning face masks, 5G underpants, virtual crowds for sporting events, a Wallace & Gromit AR app, crowdfunded game Star Citizen, shareable user interfaces and a very nippy e-bike.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Apple & Google's Covid-19 tracing system

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Apple & Google's Covid-19 tracing system
Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin looks at Apple & Google's Covid-19 tracing system, at the cyber attack on Easyjet and at Warren Buffett being allegedly misled by a German steel company he bought. He also looks at a new system for e-scooters that aims to reduce pavement clutter, at the delay of new emojis, at sobriety tags, skin-powered fitness trackers, a weird fresh air system for bikes, a board game for cats, a method for saving many gallons of white wine and how blind people might be able to "see" using electrodes.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Is it cheating to use tech to get delivery slots or flour?

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Is it cheating to use tech to get delivery slots or flour?
Share Radio's tech editor Steve Caplin asks whether it's cheating to use a web service that tells you when delivery slots come free. He looks at the problem's of the NHS's putative contact tracing app, at a hospital drone delivery for the Isle of Wight, at the end of Buzzfeed's UK news outfit, how you can get a 3D print of a Van Gogh, a surfing simulator, an inflatable e-bike, a nifty curved smartwatch and possibly the most fiendish jigsaw yet devised.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Talking to eels

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Talking to eels
Tech expert Steve Caplin highlights the Tokyo aquarium using FaceTime to help its eels remember what people look like. He also discusses a movie to be made on the ISS, the name of Elon Musk's child, the CAA's lifting of the ban on drones, a WhatsApp hoax debunker, a camera fast enough to capture lightwaves, an app-controlled music box, a music generator and how people are now using Zoom for silent meetings to help focus the mind.
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Steve Caplin


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