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Your weekly status update on the technology business with Rory Cellan-Jones.

Your weekly status update on the technology business with Rory Cellan-Jones.
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Your weekly status update on the technology business with Rory Cellan-Jones.

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Episodes

The promise of smart cities

4/19/2019
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Do people want to live in places full of sensors linking them to their surroundings? And what role will electric cars and even e-scooters play in how we get around? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox, and special guest Helen Wylde from the UK's Connected Places Catapult. (Image: A man in a suit riding an electric scooter in town, Credit: Getty Images).

Duration:00:23:11

Is screen-time really so bad for you?

4/12/2019
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A new study says time in front of computers and phones might not be as bad as many people think. Plus, more and more of us are asking smart assistants for information. But did you realise that sometimes, a person might get to listen to what you say? And author Leander Kahney assesses whether Tim Cook has been as innovative a boss of Apple as his predecessor Steve Jobs. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox, and special guest Charlotte Jee from the MIT Technology...

Duration:00:23:22

5G launches in the US and South Korea

4/5/2019
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Telecoms giants race to be first to bring out a commercial 5G service, but with very different approaches to the tech. Plus, what does a spike in the price of Bitcoin tell us about the market for the cryptocurrency. And the leading computer scientist Andrew Ng tell us discussions about artificial intelligence are too focused on killer robots and other far away threats when there are immediate issues to tackle. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield, and special...

Duration:00:23:21

Lyft shares start trading

3/29/2019
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The taxi app's flotation indicates the state of the "gig-economy", and is the first of several hotly-anticipated Initial Public Offerings this year. Plus Apple reveals an extended range of subscription services. Does the move mark a fundamental shift for the tech giant? Presented by Zoe Kleinman, with BBC technology reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guest Annabelle Timsit from the Quartz website. (Image: Lyft car with pink moustache mascot in San Francisco, Credit: Mike Coppola/ Getty...

Duration:00:23:21

Google gets into gaming

3/22/2019
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The search giant unveils a plan to stream games to tablets, TVs, and phones. Will it pull people away from games consoles? Plus, we try an automatic kiosk that claims to make it easy to recycle your old mobile. And how would you feel about hearing adverts on your voice-activated smart speaker? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Dave Lee, and special guest Ingrid Lunden from TechCrunch. (Image: Screenshot from DOOM Eternal, one of the first games announced for Google's...

Duration:00:23:21

Thirty years of the World Wide Web

3/15/2019
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Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the Web's creator, warns of a "dysfunctional future" online if action is not taken to prevent it. Plus, what impact the Web has had in Africa, and how some governments, such as those in China and Russia, don't share Sir Tim's vision of a fully-open internet. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. (Image: Sir Tim Berners-Lee attends event celebrating the 30th Birthday of The World Wide Web hosted by the Science Museum, London. Credit:...

Duration:00:23:09

Facebook to focus on privacy

3/8/2019
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Boss Mark Zuckerberg vows to transform the platform to make it more private for users. Plus we try to fool a facial recognition system and ask whether the tech is being introduced too quickly. And do you have good manners online? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman, and special guest Victoria Turk, senior editor at Wired and author of "Digital Etiquette". (Photo: Mark Zuckerberg speaking in front of a padlock logo, Credit: Josh Edelson/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Duration:00:23:04

Mobile World Congress 2019

3/1/2019
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Chinese telecoms giant Huawei shows its confidence despite US lobbying over security by unveiling an eye-poppingly expensive folding phone. Plus, 5G technology has long been talked about. Now the next generation of networks are about to roll out. What new features and services can we expect from them when they arrive? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield, and Shona Ghosh, senior technology reporter at Business Insider. (Image: Silhouette of a visitor to MWC...

Duration:00:23:09

Samsung launches folding phone

2/22/2019
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The handset's screen unfolds to create a tablet-like device. But it comes at an eye-watering price. Will anybody want it? Plus, how hackers are blackmailing people and coming up with novel ways to make money from stolen information. And new rules in the UK aim to protect airports from drones, but are there any really effective technical measures to combat the threat to flights? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Mark Ward, and special guest Kate Bevan, editor of Which?...

Duration:00:23:22

Apple to investigate repressive Saudi app

2/15/2019
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The Absher government app lets men in Saudi Arabia block their female relatives from travelling abroad. Human rights activists want Apple and Google to remove it from their app stores. Plus, are electric vehicles reaching a tipping point to become an affordable and attractive choice for most motorists? And, is surveillance now the dominant form of economic activity as companies try to exploit the value in knowing more about us? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane...

Duration:00:23:07

Using Tech to Your Advantage

2/8/2019
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Computer scientist Cal Newport tells us how to practise "Digital Minimalism" - making technology work for you and not the other way around. Plus we chat to Michael Acton Smith, whose meditation app Calm has just become a "unicorn" - a company with a billion dollar valuation. And we discuss Instagram's vow to pull graphic images of self-harm from its platform after the father of a British teenager, who took her own life, said the site had "helped kill" his daughter. (Photo: Stock photo of a...

Duration:00:23:08

Facebook Defies Bad Publicity

2/1/2019
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The social media giant reveals increasing users and profits despite successive privacy scandals. But could government regulation be a cloud on Facebook's horizon? Plus, is leading Chinese telecoms firm Huawei facing being locked out of building many of the world's new 5G phone and data networks because of pressure from the US? And how the crowdfunding site GoFundMe is being used to raise money for many of life's basic needs. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane...

Duration:00:23:22

Social Influencers Face Scrutiny

1/25/2019
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They are the darlings of the marketing industry - YouTubers and Instagrammers paid by brands to promote their products online. But as these "social media influencers" come under pressure from British competition authorities over how honest they are with their audiences, are they set to fall out of favour? Plus, will limiting the forwarding of WhatsApp messages tackle the spread of lies and propaganda on the platform. And, we try out a physical coding system that aims to help blind children...

Duration:00:23:08

Netflix and the Race for Eyeballs

1/18/2019
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Nearly 140 million people around the world are now signed up to Netflix and it's spending more money than ever on its own TV shows and films. But is the battle for consumers' eyeballs only just getting started? Tony Gunnarsson, senior analyst at Ovum, discusses. Plus we look at how governments in countries like Zimbabwe are shutting down the internet in an effort to curb dissent with Berhan Taye from campaign group Access Now. And we meet the robot delivering groceries to homes in Arizona -...

Duration:00:23:08

CES 2019

1/14/2019
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CES 2019: Rory Cellan-Jones and the BBC tech team spot the latest trends at the CES expo.

Duration:00:22:59

CES 2019

1/11/2019
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Cuddly robots and driverless cars at the world's biggest tech show in Las Vegas. Rory Cellan-Jones takes a look at some of the unusual exhibits at this year's show, with the help of the BBC's Dave Lee, Chris Fox and Cody Godwin, plus special guest Carolina Milanesi, consumer tech analyst at Creative Strategies. We also take a ride in a driverless car with the boss of Yandex, Russia's rival to Google, and visit a Las Vegas party to find out if the cryptocurrency boom is over. (Photo: A Lovot...

Duration:00:23:11

Apple Struggles in China

1/4/2019
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Apple CEO Tim Cook blames China for the tech giant's first revenue warning since the iPhone launched. How much trouble is Apple really in? The BBC's Dave Lee in San Francisco and special guest Shona Ghosh, senior tech reporter at Business Insider, discuss. And do companies like Google and Apple really want to help us spend less time on our phones? Zoe Kleinman investigates. Plus what to expect from next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones. (Photo:...

Duration:00:23:07

Tech To Watch In 2019

12/28/2018
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The top trends in phones, artificial intelligence, and tech finance over the past 12 months and in the coming year. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones with special guests Eileen Burbidge, partner at Passion Capital, Tabitha Goldstaub, founder at CognitionX, and Ben Wood, mobile industry analyst at CCS Insight.

Duration:00:23:09

Tech Quiz Of The Year 2018

12/21/2018
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How well do you know your tech? Test your knowledge against the BBC Online team of reporters in our annual technology quiz of the year. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones. (Image: BBC Online technology team Zoe Kleinman, Dave Lee, Jen Copestake, Jane Wakefield, Jat Gill, Chris Fox, and Rory Cellan-Jones, Credit: Robb Stevenson/ BBC).

Duration:00:23:08

Games Workers Demand Rights

12/14/2018
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A union for developers plans to fight an industry culture of low pay and job insecurity. Plus, Augmented Reality was supposed to be the future of gaming. Is it over-hyped, or yet to reach to reach its potential? And how Google's boss was grilled by members of the US Congress over claims of political bias. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jen Copestake, and special guest Keza MacDonald, games editor at the Guardian newspaper. (Image: Stock image of young gamers or...

Duration:00:23:08