How computers and digital technology affect our lives around the world. Presented by Gareth Mitchell. Available for download weekly on Tuesdays.

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  • 19 Aug 14: Ebola Goes Viral; SmartCane; Filming at Speed of Light; Breton and Wikipedia

    Tue, 19 Aug 14

    37 mins

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    Tolu Ogunlesi reports on how social networks help and hinder the fight against Ebola; Rohan Paul demonstrates a smart cane for people with visual impairment; Jonathan Leach discusses the development of a camera that can see around corners; A report on how Wikipedia aims to help preserve minority languages

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  • 12 Aug 14: X-rays for Robots; Open Knowledge; Editing Wikipedia and the Law; 3D-Printed Saxophone

    Tue, 12 Aug 14

    32 mins

    22 days remaining

    Yasamin Mostofi discusses how robots use WiFi technology to see through brick walls; Elizabeth Marincola argues for scholarly articles to be made accessible to the public; Tobias Lutzi on the perils of editing Wikipedia; Olaf Diegel demonstrates the world's first 3D-printed saxophone

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  • 05 Aug 14: Ushahidi's BRCK Launched; Global Impact Challenge Winners; Spanish 'Google Tax'; Drones to the Rescue

    Tue, 5 Aug 14

    35 mins

    15 days remaining

    BRCK, a router which copes with variable signals and intermittent electricity is released; Winners of Google's competition to fund technology development for UK charities; Spain's new 'Google tax' will charge websites like Google that link to news content; Drones to locate missing people via their mobile phones

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  • 29 Jul 14: goTenna; Google's Cardboard Kit; easyJet's Drones; Cory Arcangel’s Working On My Novel

    Tue, 29 Jul 14

    32 mins

    8 days remaining

    A device to circumvent poor connectivity for mobiles; Google's cardboard challenges virtual reality goggles; Drones to repair aeroplanes; Cory Arcangel completes his twitter novel

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  • 22 Jul 14: Amnesty Citizen Evidence; NY Bitcoin Regulation; Inclusive Games; British Council Young Creative Entrepreneur (YCE) Award

    Tue, 22 Jul 14

    33 mins

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    A tool to validate videos purporting to show human rights abuses; Proposed Bitcoin regulation; Inclusive games for people with disabilities; Zuzanna Stanska and apps to enhance museum going

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