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Gadgets & Gizmos: Generating electricity by walking

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Generating electricity by walking
Steve Caplin on Sony selling 100m Playstation 4s, on contact lenses that can zoom in, on harvesting electricity from walking, on how one person can drive two trucks at once, on an autonomous pod with wheels that rotate 360 degrees, on an e-bike with blindspot assistance, on snail slime's effect on ageing and how tickling your ear can slow the ageing process. All this and the Cobham tea room with a robotic waitress called Theresa.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Return of the Samsung Galaxy Fold

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Return of the Samsung Galaxy Fold
Steve Caplin on the return of the troubled Galaxy Fold, decoding brainwaves into words, paying in cheques with photos, a wearable air conditioner, digital baggage tags, a "smart" plant pot with an expressive face, a 4K projector, transcribing interviews in real time and a Tokyo hotel with its own Boeing 737 cockpit simulator.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The world's longest art project

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: The world's longest art project
Steve Caplin discusses the world's longest art project, involving London's bridges, the man saved by his Apple watch, the capital's new drinking fountains, an Alexa-powered board game; the new Amazon Kindle, a bluetooth keyboard with keys doubling as a trackpad, a smart coffee table, a recommended travel monitor and the study of studies into whether warm baths aid sleep or not.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Cross-channel hoverboard attempt

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Cross-channel hoverboard attempt
Steve Caplin laments the failure of the first cross-Channel hoverboard attempt and the snatching of a gizmo by a seagull. He points out a couple of ways to appreciate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, applauds the coming of 4G on the Tube, Facebook amassing the largest ever collection of swear words, a working folding kettle, a virtual reality glove for chess players and the launch of BBC and ITV's streaming service.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Bayeux tapestry updated - for Game of Thrones

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Bayeux tapestry updated - for Game of Thrones
Steve Caplin on the latest tech stories. Microsoft open their first European shop in Oxford street, astronauts can heal themselves with 3D printers, Ulster shows its Game of Thrones tapestry, York Minister goes contactless, the book Alice in Wonderland is printed (but too small to see), how your clothes can monitor when you're getting ill and fund raising for a tent designed for airport terminals.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The electric Mini Cooper

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: The electric Mini Cooper
Steve Caplin takes a look at the latest developments in the automotive world, with the first electric Mini Cooper, 130 Lotus e-cars, Tesla upping production, a Tel Aviv company reinventing electric cars with a common platform, Jaguar Land Rover monitoring drivers' facial expressions, Scotland Yard using a military drone to catch dangerous drivers. He also explains why people are hiring cars in Japan but going nowhere. Uber launches a helicopter service in New York, it's 40 years of the Walkman, The BBC is using AI for assessing the highlights of Wimbledon and Amazon joins forces with the NHS.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: How to create realistic fake videos

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: How to create realistic fake videos
Steve Caplin on Facebook's closing down of fake review sites and Stanford University's tool that lets you convincingly put words into people's mouths in videos. There's the world's most efficient vehicle, a fan that's also a pen, camera, recording device and phone, the Musicians' Union complaining about classical music on streaming services, an LED spirit level, the speed of 5G and Amazon's airborne Neighbourhood Watch idea.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Sex in space, virtual Stonehenge and voice-activated Monopoly

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Sex in space, virtual Stonehenge and voice-activated Monopoly
Steve Caplin gets all steamed up, with stories about sex in space, on Instagram, on DVD and more. He also waxes lyrical about the new 360-degree webcam at Stonehenge but is less enthused about a voice-activated version of Monopoly. There's a family-friendly beehive seeking crowd-funding, Japanese DNA matchmaking and NatWest's new way of using selfies for indentification.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: New mobile-only streaming service Quibi

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: New mobile-only streaming service Quibi
Steve Caplin ponders Jeffrey Katzenberg's new short-form mobile-only streaming service Quibi, which will have a Spielberg horror series viewable only at night. Also hydrogen-powered vertical take-off taxis, Ikea's robotic furniture, a 360-degree rooftop infinity pool for London, how atom bomb testing could help find fake paintings, a new bike direction indicator and taking the guesswork out of best-before dates.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Anonymity with Apple

Simon Rose
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Gadgets & Gizmos: Anonymity with Apple
Steve Caplin looks at Apple's new iOS operating system which has a new feature allowing anonymous sign-ups. Also how motorists could soon be fined for noise as well as speeding, how much it will cost if you fancy a trip to the International Space Station, Amazon's Clicks and Mortar pop-up shops in the UK, a wireless, solar-powered reversing camera for cars that don't have them and why ice-cream vans may make a return.
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Steve Caplin


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