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01/02/2014

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 01 February 2014

Podcasters Helen Zaltzman and Rory Reid round up a week on the web, including the UK's first cash machines for the online currency Bitcoin, and Stephen Fry launching voices on celebrity Wikipedia pages.

Travel writer Adrian Phillips has the latest advice for skiers after the deaths of more than twenty people in avalanches in the Alps since Christmas. Plus music festivals around the world if you really don't think there's enough to keep you entertained in the UK.

Plus the Environment Agency responds to criticisms of its effectiveness over efforts to tackle flooding in Somerset, and a Labour peer & Conservative MP discuss whether the decision to remove Sally Morgan from her post as head of Ofsted was politically motivated.

And after a former child chess prodigy sold his artificial intelligence business to Google for nearly 400 million pounds, technology expert Maddie Moate gives us the lowdown on the secretive Deep Mind, along with the giant vacuum that could be the answer to Beijing's serious smog problem.

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