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Simon Cox with the latest news from the digital world.
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In this last programme in the series Simon Cox and Rupert Goodwins get their hands dirty as they lift the bonnet of the technology we all rely on. Starting in the London Hack Space they learn the joy to be had by building you own technology before looking at the £15 computer aiming to gets us all programming again. They end up discovering how getting creatively involved with technology allows you to come up with your own solutions for your own problems.
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Simon Cox with the latest news from the digital world.
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Simon Cox explores technology and prediction - from advertising billboards tailoring adverts to suit the individual to Twitter helping hedge funds make money.
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Simon Cox exlpores the latest developments in the world of IT and technology
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Simon Cox presents the latest news from the digital world.
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Simon Cox presents the latest news from the digital world.
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Simon Cox presents the latest news from the digital world.
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Simon Cox presents the latest news from the digital world.
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Simon Cox with the latest from the digital world. From robotic scalpels to recreating the thrill of a ski run, technology aims to put feel back into touch.
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Simon Cox presents the latest news from the digital world.
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Simon Cox returns with a new series of Radio 4's guide to the digital world. He finds out that there is more to our 'world without wires' than the coming of 4G.
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Simon Cox returns with a new series of Radio 4's guide to the digital world. In this first programme, as the UK enters the last phase of digital switchover all eyes are turning to the mobile technologies that will use the radio frequency spectrum previously taken up by analogue TV. Will it deliver the "broadband in your pocket" speeds we're being promised and more importantly when will we get it? Simon also looks into the other technologies that will connect us in the future including a revolutionary new approach using visible light.
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Simon Cox with the latest news from the digital world.
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Could smartphones which diagnose sexually transmitted infections soon be a reality, and could solar flares predicted for 2013 wreak havoc on our Global Satellite?
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At the University of London Dr Tariq Sadiq is leading a team of scientists in a project to create a mini micro lab that can be inserted into smartphones to test for STDs - but, as Rupert discovers, while the technology is there to make it, the ethics surrounding it are problematic. Professor Martyn Thomas of the Royal Academy of Engineering joins us in the studio to explain how solar flares could interfere with our Global Satellite Navigation System. We have become increasingly reliant on GPS and use it in our financial systems, for the emergency services and in shipping and air transport. Will a nasty spell of space weather bring our networks crashing down? After a lengthy search using underwater robots we speak to the team who have discovered the wreckage of Air France 447 on the ocean bed off Brazil. It's feared that vital information stored in the black box will never be recovered - so can they be made more robust? We find out more about the technology inside these important flight recorders. And Rupert meets up with a group of 'self-hackers' in London who use the very latest technology to log information about their lives. Are they just data obsessives or can there be positive results? We hear from Jon Cousins who has overcome depression through 'self-hacking'. Produced by Kate Bissell.
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STDs on smart phones and solar flares
Solar flares and STDs on smartphones, with Simon Cox.
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Simon Cox investigates David Livingstone's last letters, customer service on Twitter and the death of the computer mouse.
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Simon Cox delves into what the real impact will be for the new regulation of cookies. Rupert tries out an eye-tracking laptop and we ask whether the mouse could be on its last legs. Some of the last diary entries of the explorer David Livingstone are being revealed through imaging technology, Simon hears what other famous historical characters could have previously illegible writings brought to light. And the ash cloud and snow caused chaos last winter, but it lead to the evolution of Twitter being used for customer service. Are companies learning how to use this medium properly to keep people on the go, on the go? Produced by Lucy Lloyd.
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The death of the mouse, and Twitter customer service
David Livingstone's last letters, customer service on Twitter and mouseless technology.
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Software developers around the world are trying to halt the spread of radioactive material around Japan. Plus the 'algorithmic arms race' between trading firms in the City.
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As officials struggle to stop radioactive material seeping into the sea and air, software developers in Japan and around the world have been using their skills to try and help out. We speak to Shigeru Koboyashi in Japan, who has been distributing Geiger counters and hooking them up to an online radiation visualisation map, created by London-based Haiyan Zang. High frequency trading relies on computers competing with each other to trade in the money markets. Simon asks who is regulating this need for speed and whether it could contribute to another financial crisis. We also hear concerns that the IT system used by the London Stock Exchange will in time struggle to deal with the ever faster algorithms used by traders. Simon visits the Metropolitan Police's Digital and Electronic Forensic Lab, where police officers are now able to provide barristers and defence lawyers access to interactive evidence in court; allowing greater flexibility during trials, helping to engage jurors and helping in some cases to cut court cases by four weeks. And George MacKerron an Environmental Economist from LSE discuses the results of his Mappiness, which collates information from thousands of people to find out when, why and where we are at our happiest. Producer Kate Bissell.
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Crowdsourcing Japanese radiation
Crowdsourcing radiation and the algorithmic arms race.
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Rupert Goodwins and Simon Cox go on fact-finding missions to Silicon Glen and Silicon Fen to see what lessons have been learnt for the proposed East London Tech City.
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Silicon Fen, in Cambridgeshire, is a great success. Silicon Glen, in the Scottish central belt, has many empty lots. Can the government really create the next Silicon Valley in East London? Simon and Rupert find out. With an ageing population many people are at work trying to find ways to protect our elderly selves in the home, in the least invasive way possible. Simon discovers some of the innovative developments. And how Newcastle University set up the 'granny cloud' to teach children in developing countries, from their own living rooms. Producer: Lucy Lloyd.
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The next silicon city and the granny cloud
Creating the next silicon valley, and meeting part of the granny cloud, with Simon Cox.
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