Mousemat on BBC Radio Wales

2009: 9: 15/03/09

Adam Walton presents your weekly guide to technology.

This week Adam Walton discusses the past, present and future of the world wide web, to mark its 20th anniversary. There's also news from Swansea's Future Technology Lab, and a round up of some hot new gadgets.

Twenty years of www

Twenty years ago this month British scientist Tim Berners-Lee described his idea for "a large hypertext database with typed links". By 1991 this was followed by the very first webpage, and so began the journey to the web we are all familiar with today. Adam Walton chats to author Graham Jones, who has written more than two dozen books about the internet, about how the web could develop in the next decade.

Video games big night

BBC Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones recently donned his dicky bow and attended the video game BAFTAs. He rounds up the winners and discusses the importance of the video game industry to the UK economy.

Swansea FIT Lab

Dr Matt Jones from the Future Interaction Technology (FIT) Lab in Swansea joins us to chat about some recent research including innovative ideas based around our location, using technology to locate us and alert us to digital content.

Hot gadgets

We're joined by Rhiain Morgan of T3 magazine who has been testing some of the latest gadgets including pocket size video cameras.


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