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Show 104
  • News: Windows 10 launch, Blackberry Passport and Phablets
  • Focus: Apple's "interesting" product launches
  • Feature:A day in the life of an Air Ambulance
  • Comment: All change for the Chanel 5 Gadget Show
  • Discussed: Pizza and parcel tracking
  • Feedback: Proms Surround Sound, Google Sphere and Sky with a landline

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Show 103
  • News: Freeview changes, Sky+ & USB condoms
  • Focus: A fresh look at 3D printing
  • Feature: 360 degree photo taking
  • Hands-on: Amateur Radio in action
  • Discussed: Changes to the 999 service
  • Feedback: Ingress, screen-sharing and CO

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Released: Sep 2014

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Show 102
  • News: Local TV, encrypted calls and quadcopters
  • Focus: UK Copyright law and the VCAP announcement
  • Feature: The Useless Box - 40 kit
  • First look: Boosting your broadband speed
  • Hands-on: Ingress, the real-world hacking game
  • Feedback: Powerline, voice recorders & Multicast TV

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Released: Aug 2014

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Show 101
  • News: Facebook, Mobiles over Wi-fi & OS updates
  • Focus: Smart Watches are coming
  • Feature: What's round the corner for TV technology
  • Hands-on: Budget custom phones for the family
  • Discussed: Online media from Simple TV
  • Feedback: Powerline adapters, ChromeCast and amateur radio

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Released: Jul 2014

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Show 100
  • News: eBay breach, Skype Translator & minty biscuits
  • Focus: FrequencyCast hits its Centenary - we look back in time
  • Featured: Samsung 1TB Wireless media drive interview
  • Discussed: Dartford Crossing changes on the way
  • Feedback: Red Rat, Centenaries and Thermal Kettles

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Released: Jun 2014

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Show 99
  • News: So long Samba, 30 day iPlayer and Star Wars
  • Focus: The threat from Heartbleed
  • Featured: The Vektra Thermal Kettle
  • Discussed: Facebook's latest purchases
  • Featured: Gadget Show Live 2014
  • Hands-on: Occulus Rift & Google Glass
  • Interview: John Challis, Boycie from Only Fools
  • Feedback: Office for iOS, Twit.TV & Slingbox

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Released: May 2014

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Show 98
  • News: Save BBC Three, Office for iPad, London Live launch and mp3 copyright laws
  • Discussed: Get your name on the Bennu Comet
  • Focus: Radio Caroline 50th Anniversary
  • Featured: GB5OR amateur radio station
  • Hands-in: Ayegear Jacket Tech
  • Featured: Back 2 You Car Tracking devices
  • Feedback: BBC for expats & Solid State drives

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Released: Apr 2014

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Show 97
  • News: Virgin Speedup, Galaxy S5, Fitbit recall and get your name in space
  • Gadget Show Live: Win a pair of tickets!
  • Discussed: Slouchmat and Energy Egg on Dragon's Den
  • Focus: Lytro Focus-free camera
  • Discussed: Amazon Prime
  • Hands-on: OCR and Body Scanning apps
  • Feedback: Life blogging, Powerline and Windows 7

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Released: Mar 2014

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Show 96
  • News: LBC, Nintendo, ITV Encore & Adsmart
  • Focus: Life Logging 24 hours a day
  • Interview: Jonathan Mitchener, Futurologist
  • Discussed: LED Lighting
  • Feedback: BT Sport, XBMC & Powerline

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Released: Feb 2014

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Show 95
  • News: Smartphone cheques, Now TV & Bendy Phones
  • Focus: 2013 in Tech Reviewed
  • Mentioned: Pete is a Sealand Lord
  • Discussed: No digital radio switchover date
  • Feedback: BBC HD channels and IPTV

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Released: Jan 2014

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Show 94
  • News: VuTV launches, DAB switchover delayed and no consoles in sight
  • Focus: Gadget Show Live London 2013
  • First-look: BT Home Hub 5 explored
  • Discussed: Google's plans to automate Facebook and Twitter
  • Feature: Kelly goes to Kempton Races... sort of!
  • Feedback: IPTV, Super-slow broadband and full-screen iPlayer

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Released: Dec 2013

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Show 93
  • News: Android KitKat, BBC iPlayer, TV news and on-train advertising
  • Focus: The State of Digital Britain
  • First-look: Subscription TV on Freeview from VuTV
  • Feature: Odd seasonal gadget ideas
  • Discussed: 3D printed people from Asda
  • Reported: Amateur radio RSGB convention news
  • Feedback: Macbook Pro TV connection and Powerline Adapters

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Released: Nov 2013

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Show 92
  • News: Top Up TV dies, Yahoo Email security and offline YouTube
  • Focus: Mandatory iPhone 5S and iOS 7 review
  • Reviewed: Dave Gorman and Rick Stivens on Dave TV
  • Feature: Cambridge enters the Australian Solar Challenge
  • Discussed: Hitchhikers Guide Live Radio Show
  • Teased: Gadget Show Live London and Spy Gadgets
  • Feedback: Printer ink, Raspberry Pi video and accessibility

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Released: Oct 2013

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Show 91
  • News: 4G launch, Sky wi-fi box, 2DS & Windows 8.1
  • Focus: Be More Dog - The o2 TU Go service
  • Feature: Raspberry Pi Explored
  • Discussed: Hands-free PC control from Leap Motion
  • Feedback: BT Sport, Wi-fi and Gridwatch

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Show 90
  • News: HD, £10 media streamers and o2 4G launch
  • Focus: Out and about with handy smartphone apps
  • Feature: Are you ready for BT Sport?
  • Updates: Mobile fitness tech products
  • Discussed: BT Cloud Storage
  • First look: Google ChromeCast Media Streamers
  • Feedback: Designed to fail, ham radio & RAM upgrades

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Released: Aug 2013

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Show 89
  • News: Data roaming, Amazon Autorip and iOS7
  • Focus: Tech that's designed to fail
  • Feature: .UK web domains on the way
  • Mobile Apps: Malcolm Tucker, Vine and Catchphrase
  • Discussed: Rachel Riley and X-Box One
  • First look: Tom Lawton's impressive 360 degree BubblePod
  • Feedback: DAB phones, cashback and tin-foil

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Released: Jul 2013

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Show 88
  • News: Windows Start button to return, o2 wi-fi hotspots to vanish, and Home Hub 4
  • Focus: Getting ready for BT Sport
  • Feature: RAM upgrades made easy
  • Mobile Apps: Cashback apps and Stephen Fry
  • Discussed: NFC contactless payment
  • Feedback: HDD audio boxes, HTML links and Lobsters

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Released: Jun 2013

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Show 87
  • News: YouView, Google Now and £29 eReaders
  • Focus: Touchscreen adapters and tablets
  • Featured: Gadget Show Live 2013
  • Discussed: Are Scanners and trackers legal?
  • Featured: Gadget Show Live 2013 and Carl
  • Feedback: Sky shows, Gold on Vision & catchup TV

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Released: May 2013

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Show 86
  • News: Sky Sport on Now TV and the end of Google Reader
  • Focus: Android TV dongles reviewed
  • Hands-on: USB Freeview, radio and aircraft radar
  • Discussed: Smartphone watches and the Pebble
  • Featured: BBC News, and Fools and Horses
  • Feedback: Sky reception and London area codes

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Released: Apr 2013

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Show 85
  • News: Sky buys o2 Broadband, and BT buys ESPN Sports
  • Focus: Is local TV worth a watch?
  • Challenge: Kelly vs. Amateur Radio
  • Discussed: 4G vs. Freeview interference
  • Featured: Echostar PVR and Slingbox
  • Feedback: YouView multiroom and Linux

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Released: Mar 2013

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Show 84
  • News: 4G, Blackberry, BBC Radio & Sky Sport
  • Focus: BT SmartTalk & Facebook Graph.
  • Featured: RoadPixel Car Cameras
  • Featured: London Toy Fair 2013
  • Interview: Behind Dragon's Den
  • Questions and comments on YouView, Freesat & Windows 8

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Released: Feb 2013

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Show 83
  • News: Instagram backlash, Ofcom stats, maps apps and Amazon Airbags
  • Focus: Look back at the last twelve months of tech - our review of 2012.
  • Questions and comments on powerline adapters, HDMI on BT Vision, and our show transcripts

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Released: Jan 2013

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Show 82
  • News: Freeview disruption and the end of Live Messenger
  • Focus: We're at Gadget Show Live Xmas 2012
  • Hands-on: Nintendo Wii U
  • Feature: Bubblepix, Movband, Echostar, Aves DAB radios, bikes, ears, cat loos and more!
  • Questions and comments on weather stations, Virgin TiVo and power meters.

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Released: Dec 2012

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Show 81
  • News: Freeview disruption, more TV channels and the end of Windows Messenger
  • Focus Gadget Show Live, London
  • Feature: Destination Star Trek London
  • Preview: Gadget Show Live London 2012
  • Discussed: F-1 CubeSat and the end of the Switchover
  • Questions and comments on Kindle, Virgin and Slingbox.

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Released: Nov 2012

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Show 80

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Show 78

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Show 77
  • News: BT Vision, TomTom Updates and Tablet updates
  • FOCUS: Echobox Home Networking
  • Feature: Raspberry Pi and Apple iOS6
  • Hands-on: WOWee Portable Speakers
  • Comments and questions on Firewire adapters, Travel TV and Smart Meters

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Released: Jul 2012

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Show 76
  • News: YouView, 4 Seven, Samsung Galaxy S III & Kent
  • FOCUS: British Gas Smart Homes HQ Tour
  • Feature: Test driving the Nissan Leaf Electric Car
  • Hands-on: Nextorch Programmable Torch
  • Comments and questions on Radio Luxembourg, Powerline adapters, Freeview in the South, and the Raspberry Pi

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Released: Jun 2012

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Show 75
  • News: Freesat 2.0, Google Drive & the o2 Wallet.
  • FOCUS: Products from Gadget Show Live 2012
  • Interview: Marconi and the Titanic
  • Comments and questions from the LV18 Lightvessel the BBC iPlayer, the delayed YouView, Gadget Show World Tour, PMRs, and Android

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Released: May 2012

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Show 73
  • News: 4G Filters, Raspberry Pi, DAB and cheap Broadband.
  • FOCUS:A look at The House of 2027
  • Featured: Blackberry Playbook Tablet
  • Your comments and questions on the Roku, fast broadband, Internet TV apps and powerline adapters

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Released: Mar 2012

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Show 70
  • News: Formula 1 on Freeview, updates for 3DS and TiVo.
  • FOCUS: Internet Insights
  • Hands-on: A look at a clever pen, iPhone remote controller and a home weather station - See our gadget guide
  • Your comments on printers, GetJam, BBC +1, Siri and OEM

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Released: Dec 2011

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Show 69
  • News: BBC HD to go, iPhone 4S madness, PBS in the UK and with Switchover.
  • FOCUS: Printers and Printing
  • REVIEW:The iPhone 4S and Siri
  • Your comments and questions on the Steadicam, Overdrive eBooks, dual monitors and geocaching

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Released: Nov 2011

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Show 68
  • News: More Freeview HD on the way, new eBook readers and the iPhone 5.
  • FOCUS: OnLive Gaming Explored
  • Discussed: Google+,the Prospero satellite, BT Vision's facelift, Nintendo Slide Pad and Alan Partridge
  • Your comments and questions on Freeview top-ups, HTC Desire signal problems and free French TV

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Show 67
  • News: New Freeview services, problems with Samsung Galaxy and Amazon eBooks.
  • FOCUS: Geocaching Explored
  • Discussed: Google buys Motorola, Local TV, Sky Movies, and new dictionary words
  • Featured: Onavo Smartphone app
  • Your comments and questions on eTRVs, wi-fi printers and the iPlayer

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Show 66
  • News: Nintendo 3DS place slash, BT and Sky's packages change, plus catch up news
  • FOCUS: Home Technology Event 2011
  • Featured: Speedo Aquabeat and Kodak Zm1
  • Your questions on Nintendo Wii, Real Digital and Apple TV

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Released: Aug 2011

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Show 65
  • News: Scotland switches, cheaper European roaming and no more Broadband Con
  • FOCUS: Will 4G ruin Freeview
  • Featured: Wii U announced, the BBC Alba controversy, more on the Filter Bubble, Sky Go launch, SeeSaw and Argos TV
  • Your questions on Internet camera, Freeview HD and mobile dongles

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Show 64
  • News: BBC ups HD, Apple news, BBC Alba and speedy o2
  • FOCUS: The Future Of The Internet and Filter Bubbles
  • INTERVIEW: With the COO of Plusnet
  • Your questions on Digital Radio Mondiale, Solar meters and tidy wiring

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Released: Jun 2011

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Show 63
  • News: Sony and Apple security breaches, London Switchover and Virgin radio
  • FOCUS: Gadget Show Live 2011 - Our review of this year's show
  • Your questions on DAB in Jersey, BT Vision and classroom video

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Show 62

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Show 60

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Show 59
  • News: Changes to Sky HD channels, the Skype Fail and some channel news
  • FOCUS: Review of 2010 - The TV and Tech of the last 12 months
  • Plus your questions on loading a camera with maps, and problems with Freeview HD Surround Sound

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Released: Jan 2011

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Show 58
  • News: Tablet newspapers, no more Tease Me and 3D BT
  • FOCUS: Broadband Suppliers - Making the right choice
  • HANDS-ON: Big Trak Junior 2010
  • Plus questions on Nokia's DAB, slow Internet, HD recorders and tablet devices

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Show 57
  • News: BBC One HD, and Powerline recall
  • FOCUS: Apple TV - New streaming box
  • HANDS-ON: TomTom Go Live 1000
  • REVIEW: Spy Keyring
  • Plus questions on Freesat, 3D Freeview, tablets, streaming boxes and PIN codes

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Show 56
  • News: Sky scraps channels,Windows Phone 7 & Virgin 3D
  • FOCUS: 3D Tech - How does 3D TV work?
  • REVIEW: Triax Tri-link Kit
  • CLASSIC TECH: The Calculator
  • Plus your Kindle questions, what happens after the switchover, and some HD questions

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Show 55

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Show 54
  • News: Freeview PVR woes, new Amazon Kindle and BBC apps.
  • FOCUS: Sport on TV - It's all change - who's best?
  • HANDS-ON: A look at the tiny View Quest Wi-Fi radio
  • Plus a discussion of the FM Switchover and the iPhone 4 reception saga

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Show 53
  • News: Launch of the iPhone 4, and changes to Heart and Gold radio.
  • FOCUS: BT Vision Review - A new look at BT's digital TV service
  • HANDS-ON: Our findings on the Fitbug health gadget
  • Plus a discussion with a leading radio amateur

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Show 52
  • News: BBC One HD, new iPhone, Freeview HD, Google TV and the Radio Amnesty.
  • FOCUS: Get more from your Digital Photos - Some handy apps and accessories for your digital snaps
  • HANDS-ON: Our first look at the Fitbug hi-tech pedometer and health scheme

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Show 51
  • News: New iPhone details leaked, 3D TV on sale now, HD news, and more on the HomePlug troubles.
  • FOCUS: Your Digital Future - How the Digital Economy Act affects UK TV, radio and Internet
  • HANDS-ON: We try out three walkie talkies to see what range we can get

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Gadget Show Live 2010
  • A FrequencyCast Special covering the April 2010 Gadget Show Live in Birmingham. London Dabs Live Gadget show featuring interviews with Revo Radios, POS (PsiXPda), A.C. Ryan, EnigmaTag and Orca (Power Strap)

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Show 50
  • News: A round-up of HD news, an update on tablet devices and the launch of Sky's 3D service.
  • FOCUS: Get more from your MP3 Player - Accessories and add-ons
  • HANDS-ON: Replacements for the iPod and Apple's iTunes

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Dabs Live Special
  • A FrequencyCast Special covering the March 2010 London Dabs Live Gadget show featuring interviews with Creative, Navigon, Cisco, Sonos and more

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Show 49
  • News: Freeview HD update, the end of BBC 6 Music, a new phone from Puma, and the latest from SeeSaw and Freesat.
  • FOCUS: Get more from your Mobile - Apps, Maps and more
  • HANDS-ON: Olympus Tough 6010 and SWaP Active watch

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Show 48

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Show 47
  • News: Project Canvas gets go-ahead, iPlayer on Freesat, new BT Vision box and Tesco iPhones.
  • FOCUS: Back up your data - Keeping your stuff safe.
  • HANDS-ON: Olympus Tough 6010 camera

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Show 46
  • News: Freeview HD launch, o2 Joggler updates, plus BBC iPlayer for the Wii and Freesat.
  • FOCUS: Wireless wi-fi Hotspots - Connecting on the move.
  • HANDS-ON: The Chumby - Desktop information chum.
  • HANDS-ON: TV Wand - Who needs a remote control?

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Show 45
  • News: Sky comes to Freeview, Windows 7 launched and BBC Multiscreen changes.
  • FOCUS: TV Listings services - TV mags, online services and applications explored.
  • HANDS-ON: Olympus LS-11 - High-quality voice recorder.
  • HANDS-ON: Current Cost Envi - Power-saving meter.

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Show 44
  • News: Retune your Freeview, Premier Radio goes nationwide and Sky comes to the Xbox.
  • FOCUS: Subscription-free TV - Save a few quid. Could you live without paying Sky and Virgin each month?
  • HANDS-ON: 3 MiFi - Portable Wifi, without wires.
  • FOCUS: TV in other rooms - How to get TV in other parts of your home.

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Show 43
  • News: 3D TV on the way, the end of the line for the ISS, new eBook readers and Lazy Britain
  • FOCUS: GPS Gadgets - A GPS watch, geotagger and direction finder
  • HANDS-ON: iPhone Sat Nav apps - Hands on with the TomTom, CoPilot and Navigon for the Apple iPhone.

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Show 42
  • News: New ESPN channels come to the UK, more HD for Virgin, cheap dongles, Digital Switch and mobile luggage
  • FOCUS: Catch-up TV- Details of what's new with Broadband and how to get a faster speed
  • HANDS-ON: Equinux Tubestick - Smallest USB Freeview receiver.
  • First look: Truecall - Avoid nuisance calls and record your telephone discussions.

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Show 41
  • News: The end for Setanta, Digital Britain results are in, and an update on Freeview HD
  • FOCUS: Broadband - Details of what's new with Broadband and how to get a faster speed
  • HANDS-ON: o2 Joggler - Digital picture frame / fridge door.
  • HANDS-ON: Nintendo Walk with Me - Get fit with a pocket tracker.

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Show 40
  • News: Freeview HD plans under threat, free calls and Sky+, the end is near for GPS and a new Hitchhiker's Guide book
  • FOCUS: wi-fi - An update on wi-fi Internet, and wireless woes
  • HANDS-ON: Pulse Smart Pen - The world's most high tech writing implement, the Pulse Smartpen.

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Show 39
  • News: HD comes to the BBC iPlayer, Tiscali woes continue and some Freeview changes afoot
  • FOCUS: Extra Freeview channels - Squeeze a little more from Freeview
  • FOCUS: Home Security - Pete gets hands-on with a home security system for under £100

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Show 38
  • News: Thousands lose Freeview, bad news for ITV and local radio, plus who is next to switch
  • FOCUS: Mobile Broadband - Get the Internet on the move
  • HANDS-ON: Google G1 - Hands-on with the first Android phone

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Show 37
  • News: Sky HD boxes recalled, the fourth Freeview HD services, and the UK footy coverage wars
  • FOCUS: Sat Nav - the latest in personal navigation

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Show 36
  • News: US Digital Switchover delayed, use your phone in hospital, plus a 3D webcam
  • FOCUS: Streaming Media - Get your music, video and photos streamed around your home

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Released:Feb 2009

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Show 35
  • News: 3D TV, Freeview update, Virgin HD, High-def testcard and the end of GMT
  • FOCUS: Wireless Cameras - Home security systems explored
  • HANDS-ON: A look at the Salter MiBody USB bathroom scales

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Show 34
  • News: ITV on BT, Fetch TV launched, phones for a Fiver, Facebook phones and lots of channel news
  • FOCUS: PVRs A look at what's new with digital recorders for satellite, Freeview and Cable TV
  • A look at tedious toy Elmo Live, and the top-notch Denon AH-NC732 noise-cancelling headphones

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Show 33
  • News: Sky returns to Virgin, no more Nuts, Android escape, and new satnavs
  • FOCUS: Out-and-about! We meet up with Pure, Dyal, Olympus and TVonics to talk about new gadgets

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Show 32
  • News: Freesat PVR revealed, Freeview HD on the way, and shortwave under threat
  • FOCUS: Tiscali TV
  • Hands-on with the Power Chimp

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Show 31
  • News: Station renames, half-price HD, Nuts Loyalty and the Google Phone
  • FOCUS: eBook Readers
  • Updated iAudio D2 media player and new Pure One DAB radios

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Show 30
  • News: Freeview, Sky & BT Vision HD, plus Skypephone and PS3
  • FOCUS: Watts & Power Consumption
  • A look at Smartphones in the UK

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Show 29
  • News: Freeview boxes breaking, new Freesat channels, Sporting deals, Top Up news and a KITT sat nav
  • FOCUS: Digital TV Options - A round-up of TV in the UK
  • i-GotU Tracker - Nifty, low-priced GPS tracker
  • Wii Fit - Lose those pounds

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Show 28
  • News: BT Vision charge for BBC on demand, Sky+HD price drop, 3G iPhones nearly here... and R2D2
  • FOCUS: BT ToGo - BT's free Windows Smartphone
  • BT Fon - Fancy sharing out your broadband bandwidth?

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Show 27
  • News: Freesat launches, Sky Picnic postponed, a free smartphone from BT, Sky Player and ITV's rabbit
  • FOCUS: Free satellite TV - including a look at the new Freesat service
  • Mobile Broadband - Details of those little USB broadband modems

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Show 25
  • News: An update on Phorm, national local TV for Freeview, phones on a plane, iTunes telly and a DAB update.
  • FOCUS: Buying a TV - Need a new telly? Carl and Pete explore the options and explain the technology.
  • Audio Description: More on the service for visually-impaired TV viewers.

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Released:Apr 2008

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Show 24
  • FOCUS: Digital Radio - After DAB has it's worst two months on record, Carl and Pete pick up the pieces
  • Neurous OSD: Converts your video and DVDs to a digital format

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Released:Mar 2008

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  • FOCUS: Classic Technology - Carl and Pete look back at what TV, Computers, Phones and the 'Net looked like twenty years ago
  • High-definition summary - A look at what's on offer with Sky and Virgin's HD service.

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Show 22
  • FOCUS: TV accessories - Carl and Pete look at a wide range of accessories available to enhance your TV viewing, including flashy remotes, AV sender, surround sound, Apple TV, TV-B-Gone, SCART switchers and surge protectors
  • TomTom Latest - A quick look at one of the new TomTom devices - take a listen to what's on offer from today's satnav devices.

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Show 21
  • FOCUS: Archiving your media: Carl and Pete explore how to get your audio cassettes, 7" singles, VHS cassettes and photos safely archived.
  • Two phones - More details of getting free calls with the SkypePhone, plus we don't review Apple's iPhone.
  • Other stuff: A wi-fi gadget that vibrates at 40,000, plus you can get your hands on the Knight Industries 2000

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Show 20
  • FOCUS: DVD Recorders: Carl and Pete look at the advantages of recording to DVD, what to look for in a new machine, and explore the various DVD recording formats.
  • BT Home Hub - BT's soft-launched a new version of their Broadband router - we take a look at the Home Hub v1.5 changes, and what the new BT Fon service has to offer.

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Show 19
  • FOCUS: On Demand TV: We look at the various services offering TV and films without having to wait for the schedule - We look at Virgin Media, BT Vision, Tiscali TV and Sky.
  • Energy Saving Meters - We review the Efergy meter that keeps a check on how much electricity your home's using - displaying your consumption in pounds and pence.
  • iAudio D2 DAB and MP3 - Tiny gadget with touchscreen, DAB radio, FM, photos, recorder and MP3

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Show 18
  • FOCUS: TV on your PC: How to watch and record TV on your PC - the devices and software needed to use your computer as a TV.
  • Demented Wasp - We look at and listen to the amazing £20 remote control helicopter

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Show 17
  • Channel 4 DAB - 10 channels of national digital radio on the way.
  • FOCUS: Broadband: How to choose a provider, how to get it installed, and some broadband extras.
  • New gear - Podcasting kits and rapping ringtones

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Show 16
  • Virgin on Freeview - New Virgin channel coming to Freeview soon.
  • Pocket Radio Station - A new MP3 player with a built-in FM transmitter.
  • FOCUS: Sky Digital: Discussion of satellite TV, including Sky+ and Sky HD.

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Show 15
  • ITV goes VoD - TV on demand from ITV, plus a look at what other offer
  • Lobster 700 DAB and TV phone - price drops to £50 on pay-and-go.
  • FOCUS: Internet Radio: Listening to radio from around the world, online.

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Released: Jun 2007

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Show 14
  • Free TV from Virgin Media - A look at Virgin's new offer
  • Mobile Panel - Get cash by using your Smartphone
  • FOCUS: Freeview reception: Help and advice on improving your signal.
  • FOCUS: Nokia N95: Getting hands-on with Nokia's new GPS phone.

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Show 13
  • Sky battles with Virgin Media - The latest on the battle of the big boys
  • Digital TV news including the removal of ITV Play, two changes to Sky+ and the launch of Tiscali TV.
  • FOCUS: Internet Extras: We explore buzzwords such as Web 2.0 and RSS, and take a look at some sites that caught our attentions, such as Orb, Wikipedia, Del.icio.us, Digiguide, LinkedIn and Web Radio.

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Released: Apr 2007

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Show 12
  • FOCUS: BT Vision - Carl and Pete go hands-on with BT's new home TV service that offers on-demand movies and TV shows.
  • HomeSight - News of a wireless home monitoring system, at a silly price

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Show 11
  • FOCUS: MP3 and MP3 players
  • Top Up TV Anytime's latest problems - A further reduction in hours, and a Watchdog feature
  • Second Life - Our Pete doesn't have much of a life, so he's found one online.
  • A look at the new Skype lie detector, ways to recycle your old mobile, and we need your help with our cube.

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Show 10
  • Top Up TV Anytime - Feedback from our listeners, plus a review of the new box.
  • FOCUS: Nintendo Wii - Our first look at this revolutionary next-gen games system.
  • Slingbox - TV on your PC over the 'Net with a major price reduction, now for other platforms
  • o2 XDA Orbit: A new Windows-powered high-spec mobile with built-in GPS
  • FM Transmitters - A change in the UK law makes it easier to connect your player to your in-car system

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Show 09
  • BT Vision - Details of the new home TV service finally released
  • Digital Radio - News of a change to the DAB format, and the prospect of a new batch of national digital radio stations coming soon
  • FOCUS: The Home Hub: A closer look at the BT Home Hub Broadband router
  • Loc8tor - We look at the latest in "what have I done with my keys?" technology

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Released: Dec 2006

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Show 07
  • Top Up TV - More on the unfolding story, and what will happen to existing customers once Anytime launches.
  • Lobster 700TV - We explore a phone with TV and DAB radio onboard
  • FOCUS: Going Digital: The UK's TV services get switched off in a few years? Does this mean no more telly? Nah. We explain the Digital Switch

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Released: Oct 2006

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Show 06
  • Top Up TV Anytime - From September 2006, Top Up TV reduces their subscription TV service, offering a hard-disk based content service.
  • Free TV on cable: Around 40 channels of digital TV are now offered subscription-free from cable TV firm Virgin Media (at the time of recording known as NTL and Telewest) - to customers that route their home phone calls over cable.
  • FOCUS: Digital Recorders: For our Focus section, we look at PVR / DVR, what's on offer to Sky Digital, Freeview and Cable customers.

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Show 05
  • Broadband Wars: It's getting cut-throat, and Tiscali's entered the fray
  • News of Orb (remote control your PC's TV), a DVD release of KYTV, and how to get a free iPod Shuffle
  • FOCUS: A feature on wi-fi technology, including a closer look at the Nabaztag
  • Convert your old singles to MP3 with a USB turntable

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Show 04
  • Quad-players: Updates on what Telewest and NTL (now Virgin Media), Virgin Mobile , BT and Sky are up offering, in an effort to win our broadband, phone, mobile and TV loyalty.
  • Info on Film4's relaunch and the new options to program your Sky+ box remotely
  • FOCUS: A feature on Satellite Navigation and the TomTom One
  • The BT Voyager Internet radio, for the amazing price of £65

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Released: Jul 2006

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Show 03
  • Slingbox - A new piece of kit to let you access your TV system from around the world
  • BT Total Broadband - BT fights back at TalkTalk free Broadband
  • FOCUS: DAB - Exploring what Carl knows about digital radio, and a look at a new DAB radio from Pure
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Show 01
  • News on the BBC's plans for HiDef TV & the World Cup
  • A first look at the Nabaztag Wifi Bunny
  • FOCUS: TV over the Internet - IPTV
  • Details of Sky's half-price subscription deal
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