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Aviation technology - are we in control?

39:44 | Mar 12th

As more airlines ground their Boeing 737 aircraft we look at Aviation technology and how much control a pilot now has over his or her plane? Internet cameras easily hackable An Austrian security researcher has accessed millions of IP addresses in th...Show More

Missing crypto-currency mystery deepens

36:00 | Mar 5th

Missing crypto-currency mystery deepens $137m worth of crypto-cash is missing, despite the efforts of auditors to find the virtual currency. The mysterious case of Gerald Cotton, founder of the QuadrigaCX exchange, who died in India last December, ha...Show More

Global tech threat report

39:14 | Feb 26th

The Cyber protection firm CrowdStrike has released its annual report on global cyber-attacks. CTO and co-founder of CrowdStrike Dmitri Alperovitch explains how long companies take to discover and deal with an attack. CERN 30th anniversary browser re...Show More

Farming of the Future

42:01 | Feb 19th

The Future of farming As the human population continues to grow can ag-tech developments create a more sustainable and efficient way of farming that will increase yields to cope with demand for food? Click looks at what farms of the future could loo...Show More

Using AI to predict heart attacks

39:29 | Feb 12th

Can beeps from hospital machines save lives? In hospitals across the world, machines attached to patients bleep away, flash across a screen and then disappear. But since 2013 Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children has been collecting this data from pat...Show More

Facebook’s Ad Transparency Questioned

32:43 | Feb 5th

Facebook ad blocker Facebook has blocked parts of plug ins used by research groups who are analysing political adverts. Some of these organisations claim it’s now harder to see how ads are being targeted, Facebook argues its restrictions are about p...Show More

Technology Use in Brazil Dam Disaster

36:24 | Jan 29th

Can mobile data help in finding survivors of Brazil’s burst dam? Technology is being used to try and find the hundreds of people still missing following the country’s worst environment disaster. But is it too late? Turning Thoughts Into Speech For t...Show More

Congo Internet Shutdown

36:55 | Jan 8th

Congo Internet Shutdown Last week, following the Presidential Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the internet was shutdown. Reports claim this was under instruction from the government, the government in turn denies this. BBC Africa Bus...Show More

Our Changing Relationship with Tech

43:05 | Jan 1st

As the new year begins Click looks at our changing relationship with technology and how it might evolve in the coming year. We've moved from tech worship to tech fear. Can we learn how to manage our technology and learn to evolve with it? Click d...Show More

The Mouse at 50

35:26 | Dec 25th, 2018

Fifty years ago Doug Engelbart, engineer and inventor from the Augmentation Research Center Lab, gave what has become known as the “mother of all demos” – a demonstration of many computing concepts - such as the mouse, text links, and videoconferenci...Show More

Global Printer Hacker Strikes Again

41:38 | Dec 18th, 2018

The hacker who hijacked printers around the world a month ago has done it again. The so called “PewDiePie” printer hacker says he’s been trying to show that "'hacking' isn't a game or toy; it can have serious real-life consequences." We find out how...Show More

Cyber Attack Risk Up By 9%

32:49 | Dec 11th, 2018

The impact of cyber attacks on the economies of the world’s largest cities is up by 9% this year. Researchers from the Centre for Risk Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School say they do not want to be alarmist but hope their work will help gover...Show More

Mars Landing

40:14 | Nov 27th, 2018

Mars landing Kate Arkless Gray tells Click about the technology on the latest Nasa Mars lander InSight and how this will work now that it is safely on the Red Planet’s surface. Detecting unknown drones Aviation and drone experts have been carrying o...Show More

Data Ethics Monitoring

40:00 | Nov 20th, 2018

The world’s first Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation has been launched today by the UK government. We discuss why one is needed and what its aims are. Jean-Michel Jarre Global music technology star Jean Michel Jarre has been to the BBC Click stu...Show More

Using AI to Monitor Crowd Emotions

39:14 | Nov 14th, 2018

A Vision of Women and VR After the walkout at Google of the way women and ethnic minorities are treated can other tech industries do better? A new project entitled “A vision of Women and VR” has bought together twenty leading women in VR in the UK t...Show More

A Million Processor Supercomputer

38:14 | Nov 6th, 2018

Largest neuromorphic supercomputer The world’s largest neuromorphic supercomputer has just been switched on. Called the Spiking Neural Network Architecture or SpinNNaker, it’s built to work like the human brain and can complete more that 200 million...Show More

Is VR Dying?

37:37 | Oct 30th, 2018

The promise of a new virtual world where we could escape and become someone completely different may never become a reality, according to tech journalist Joshua Topolsky. On Click, BAFTA award winning immersive artist Catherine Allen argues that VR ...Show More

Migrant Caravan Communications

38:32 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Three thousand migrants from Latin America are attempting to enter the US en masse. How are they organising it - is it just word of mouth or does technology play a part? Digital forensics, why an online washing machine could land you in hot water....Show More

Keeping Internet Traffic Within Africa

38:40 | Oct 16th, 2018

The Internet Society has partnered with Facebook to expand internet connectivity in Africa using internet exchange points (IXP). IXPs could allow data to stay within the continent instead of being sent outside and then back again. Our attitudes tow...Show More

Apple and Amazon Deny China Hack Claims

38:46 | Oct 9th, 2018

Apple and Amazon have strongly denied they have been subject to a Chinese cyber-attack, following a report by Bloomberg Businessweek. BBC Technology Correspondent Mark Ward tells Click more and if such a spy chip attack could even be possible. Scie...Show More

Atomic Radio

42:24 | Sep 18th, 2018

Using a laser to detect the effect of radio waves on certain atoms is the basis for a new kind of antenna that resists interference and can receive a wider range of signals. Click talks to David Anderson who has reinvented the antenna from scratch. ...Show More

Music Tech Fest in Stockholm

37:36 | Sep 11th, 2018

Music Tech Fest is a three-day arts festival and creative space where participants share and "develop new formats of musical performance and expression”. Click hears from Michela Magas about the highlights including a musical collaboration that help...Show More

'Neuropolitics' Consultants and Hacking

37:43 | Sep 4th, 2018

Click talks to Maria Pocovi, the founder of Emotion Research Lab in Valencia, Spain, and the science writer Elizabeth Svoboda about the rise of 'neuropolitics': the use of technology to gauge the concerns of voters and to influence the direction in w...Show More

The Dark Web

35:04 | Aug 28th, 2018

Recent news reports of the German couple jailed for selling their child to paedophiles via the dark web have highlighted the growing pernicious use of the dark web and its growing impact on aspects of modern life. Jamie Bartlett joins Click to discu...Show More

Kerala Floods

36:33 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Following the disastrous floods in Kerala, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Kerala government’s IT department has partnered with volunteer developers to design and run keralarescue.in, a website working to connect ...Show More

Nasa's Parker Solar Probe Mission

40:27 | Aug 14th, 2018

Kate Arkless Gray joins Click to discuss the origins of the world-first solar probe which is en route to "touch the Sun" The mass-surveillance activities of security agencies exposed in recent years ago have given all of us a jolt into our lack o...Show More

China and Google Self-Censorship

41:28 | Aug 7th, 2018

The online news site The Intercept claims Google is developing a version of its search engine that will conform to China's censorship laws. Click hears from Patrick Poon, a researcher with Amnesty International about what this might mean for freedom ...Show More

Most Login Attempts are Criminal

43:52 | Jul 31st, 2018

90% of retail attempts are hackers and not genuine customers - that's according to a new report by cyber security firm Shape Security. The airline and consumer banking industries are also at risk with 60% of login attempts coming from criminals. Sh...Show More

Pakistan Elections and Censorship

42:00 | Jul 24th, 2018

Social networking platforms will figure prominently in Pakistan’s elections. On the eve of the elections, Click talks to Umber Khairi and Samira Shackle who recently produced an Index on Censorship report on abuses through social network platforms. T...Show More

Can AI Ever Really Compete With Human Beings?

32:13 | Jul 17th, 2018

Robotics, virtual and augmented reality, implants and wearables are some of the machine/body interfaces that are moving us into a new era of healthcare. Over the last few years, machine-led caring has led to a wider acceptance of fully programmed ...Show More

EU Copyright Law Changes Rejected

38:23 | Jul 10th, 2018

Tech giants might save themselves billions in pay-outs to publishers, record labels and artists after EU lawmakers recently voted to reject proposed changes to copyright rules aimed to force tech companies to share more of their revenues. Click tal...Show More

The AI bot That is Claimed to be as Accurate as a Human Doctor?

39:06 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Babylon Health has unveiled its new bot meant to allow patients to contact the bot via an app without an appointment, with the bot offering health advice based on what patients tell it. Click hears from Ali Parsa from Babylon and is joined by the GP...Show More

New Voice for Radio Journalist

39:09 | Jun 26th, 2018

US radio journalist Jamie Dupree is now back on air after losing his voice due to illness. Unable to broadcast, Edinburgh based company CereProc stepped in to help. Using radio archives of his reports they recreated his voice. Click hears from the...Show More

New EU Copyright Regulations a Possibility

43:23 | Jun 19th, 2018

A large group of Internet pioneers have sent an open letter to the European Union urging it to scrap a proposal to introduce automated upload filters, arguing that it could damage the internet as we know it. If passed the new regulation would require...Show More

China Exporting E-Waste to Nigeria

42:48 | Jun 12th, 2018

China is exporting 20,000 tonnes of electronic waste to Nigeria every year, according to a new study. This is the first time that e-waste has been traced from Asia to Africa. Researchers monitored two ports in Lagos and found that almost 70% of the...Show More

Afrobytes – the Latest Tech from Africa

40:55 | Jun 5th, 2018

More than 300 tech developers, investors and innovators are meeting in Paris at the Afrobytes conference. This is a chance for African developers to pitch ideas for new startups, apps and technology to a global audience of investors. Click is joine...Show More

The Toronto Declaration

37:40 | May 29th, 2018

The Toronto Declaration aims to protect the rights to equality and non-discrimination in machine learning systems. In a world of machine learning systems, who will bear accountability for harming human rights? Click talks to Anna Bacciarelli from Amn...Show More

GDPR Offers Greater Protection of Individuals

36:13 | May 22nd, 2018

Legislation to greater protect individuals’ data in the EU comes into effect this week. What does it mean, and will there be unexpected consequences for the use of metadata in research etc. Click talks to Claire Bury from the EU commission and Luukas...Show More

Harnessing Smartphones’ Power for Cancer Treatment

36:30 | May 15th, 2018

DreamLab, an app aiming to harness the power of smartphones while people are asleep, crunches data for an average of six hours a night, in an effort to develop personalised cancer treatments. It would take a desktop computer running for 24 hours a d...Show More

Machine Learning In Everyday Life

42:43 | May 8th, 2018

Driverless cars struggle in rural areas, either because of a lack of mapping or because the landscapes often change with the seasons. MIT’s Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is trying to combat this problem with a project called ...Show More

Virtual Reality Innovations at Tribeca Film Festival

32:23 | May 1st, 2018

Click continues its two- the Tribeca Film Festival in New York looking at the advances made in virtual reality in documentary films and immersive experiences. In a special edition co-produced by Lauren Hutchinson, Gareth Mitchell talks to VR film-ma...Show More

When Virtual Reality Competes With Reality

39:12 | Apr 24th, 2018

The Tribeca Film Festival is the leading AR and VR festival in the world. With VR pieces it can be difficult to tell a coherent story. These immersive films work best when they succeed in telling a narrative tale, as opposed to creating works that ...Show More

Privatising the ISS

43:10 | Feb 13th, 2018

The Trump administration is reportedly devising plans to privatise the International Space Station. If this goes ahead what might it mean for the international collaboration on the exploration of space? Click talks with Kate Arkless Gray. Scienti...Show More

MIT’s Intelligence Quest

36:34 | Feb 6th, 2018

MIT has launched the Intelligence Quest, an initiative to discover the foundations of human intelligence and drive the development of technological tools that can positively influence virtually every aspect of society. MIT are focused on advancing t...Show More

Imogen Heap’s Mycelia

37:40 | Jan 30th, 2018

Founded by Imogen Heap, Mycelia are a growing collective of creatives, professionals and music lovers. Their mission is to bring about a fair and sustainable music industry ecosystem involving all online music interaction services, and to unlock the...Show More

RightMesh Expands Connectivity for Remote Areas

33:56 | Jan 23rd, 2018

The mesh networking platform and protocol, RightMesh, has furthered its aim to expand connectivity in remote areas by supporting a community-led initiative to deploy a mesh-enabled file sharing application, eNuk, that residents of Rigolet, in Norther...Show More

Return to the Moon

43:20 | Dec 12th, 2017

Forty five years on from Apollo 17’s mission to the Moon, PTScientists aim to be the first private mission to land there, targeting the Taurus-Littrow Valley. They have joined forces with the citizen-led initiative ‘For All Moonkind’ to ensure prope...Show More

Slush Innovations in Helsinki

34:53 | Dec 5th, 2017

Slush, Helsinki’s student-driven, non-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes toward entrepreneurship continues to serve as a platform for innovative, socially-conscious ideas. Jonathan Kent reports from Helsinki. For farmers the d...Show More

Bit List Preserving Digital Life

39:44 | Nov 28th, 2017

A ‘Bit List’ of the World’s Endangered Digital Species has been compiled as part of an international campaign to raise awareness of the need to preserve digital materials. Click talks William Kilbride from The Digital Preservation Coalition. For ...Show More

Flying COWs Restoring Puerto Rico Connectivity

42:40 | Nov 21st, 2017

AT&T is experimenting with a drone called a Flying COW (Cell on Wings) in Puerto Rico to help re-establish internet connectivity after the destruction by the recent hurricane. Other drones have also been widely used in the region to map the damage, ...Show More

Jaron Lanier – Creator of the Term Virtual Reality

36:34 | Nov 14th, 2017

Dawn of the New Everything by Jaron Lanier is a history and exploration of virtual reality, the term that he coined for the pioneering technology that he was instrumental in creating. The book is a hybrid of memoir and philosophy and gives a compell...Show More

Orwell and the Future of Surveillance

34:17 | Nov 7th, 2017

"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." The words of George Orwell, writer, journalist, critic and for a few years, a BBC producer. On the 7th November at Broadcasting House in London, th...Show More

Facebook AI Shut Down

40:45 | Aug 1st, 2017

It has caused a storm on social media and chat rooms alike. Facebook Artificial Intelligence had to be shut down after it was discovered the AI had been communicating with each other in a strange language. Was it AI plotting to overthrow their huma...Show More

Dark Web Markets Shut Down

36:57 | Jul 25th, 2017

The Dutch authorities have just busted and closed down AlphaBay and Hansa, two of the most significant market places on the so called dark net, the internet that’s not indexed by the main search engines. Jamie Bartlett, author of a book about the da...Show More

Estonia’s Ongoing Democratising Digital Revolution

42:43 | Jul 18th, 2017

Should the free movement of data be the fifth freedom next to the already established freedoms of European citizens? Many argue that apart from lifting barriers, the EU has not yet maximised the growth potential of the data economy. Gareth talks to...Show More

Ghana Launches Its First Satellite Into Space

39:42 | Jul 11th, 2017

Click hears from the project co-ordinator, Dr Richard Damoah about the launch of GhanaSat-1. The satellite, developed by students at All Nations University in Koforidua, was sent into orbit from the International Space Station. Kate Arkless Gray of...Show More

Is the Gig Economy Out of Control?

37:30 | Jul 4th, 2017

Is the gig economy out of control? This year’s OuiShare Fest in Paris for urban innovators and edgy entrepreneurs explores the gig economy and cities. How can we convert the advantages of the growing ‘uberisation’ model of modern life for the many ...Show More