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Health Matters: Brain Injury pt 1 (2 May 2017)

Health Matters: Brain Injury pt 1 (2 May 2017)

Health matters

The first in a series of shows about traumatic brain injury. In this show, we hear Jo's personal story - Jo has been living with traumatic brain injury and its effects for the last 17 years.

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Gadget Guru - 3D printed house

Gadget Guru - 3D printed house

Gadget Guru

Do you remember when 3D printers could print simple objects / ornaments? Well it wasn't so long ago, but the 3D printing has come on leaps and bounds in a relatively short space of time. There'...

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Gadget Guru - Airbus have made a flying car

Gadget Guru - Airbus have made a flying car

Gadget Guru

WRS is the only mainstream English-language radio station in Switzerland. Listen on DAB+ and, of course, for listeners further afield- on mobile apps, internet radio and at worldradio.ch

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Gadget Guru - Taking a glance at the new Samsung S8

Gadget Guru - Taking a glance at the new Samsung S8

Gadget Guru

This week the Gadget Guru takes a peek at the latest from Samsung. What's new with the latest edition of the Samsung S series?

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Gadget Guru - How do you insure a driverless car?

Gadget Guru - How do you insure a driverless car?

Gadget Guru

The technology might be available to launch a driverless car onto the consumer market, but the legislation around it is almost as complicated as the technology itself. Where are they making breakt...

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Gadget Guru - Make my computer run faster

Gadget Guru - Make my computer run faster

Gadget Guru

Is your computer running slowly? There may be something you can do to help it run 20 x faster without replacing the entire machine. Paul Bristow explains...

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Word of Mouth - Swiss watches & corruption

Word of Mouth - Swiss watches & corruption

Word of Mouth

Today Garry's talking watches; expensive Swiss watches. 

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Know your clouds!

Know your clouds!

Mid Morning Mix

Clare Nullis of the World Meteorological Organisation talks to us about the new and very handy website. Your tattered, paperback copy of the cloud atlas can now be retired to a dusty bookshelf as t...

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Gadget Guru - Nokia 3310 re-release

Gadget Guru - Nokia 3310 re-release

Gadget Guru

We didn't expect to be talking about the release of the Nokia 3310 in 2017, but this cult gadget is being re-released with a few tweaks. It certainly has its advantages, battery life being jus...

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Gadget Guru - Chromebooks

Gadget Guru - Chromebooks

Gadget Guru

On the market for a brand new laptop? If you use it for web browsing and use online documents such as sheets and googledocs, then how about a chromebook instead? Paul Bristow, our Gadget Guru, e...

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Social Network

Social Network

WRS Gadget Guru Paul Bristow on meeting interesting people - and getting them organised. Can technology boost your social skills? Here’s how:

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Gadget Guru - Get involved in a Hackathon

Gadget Guru - Get involved in a Hackathon

Gadget Guru

The Gadget Guru is calling for you to get involved! Are you an expert in manufacturing? Better yet, are you an expert on shopping? Are you a consumer of stuff? We'll bet YES! Gadget Guru needs ...

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Word of Mouth - CERN and the goat gods

Word of Mouth - CERN and the goat gods

Word of Mouth

For this week's episode of Word of Mouth, Garry takes a look at some of the best conspiracy theories about Switzerland and devil worship, partly encouraged by some cheeky scientists with a sense of...

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Gadget Guru - Farmbot

Gadget Guru - Farmbot

Gadget Guru

This week the Gadget Guru, Paul Bristow, explains how you can use your 3D printing technology, and even your Raspberry Pi 3, to farm your own perfect veggies. If you don't want to get your hand...

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McKay Interview: Tim Jarvis, scientist and explorer (20 February 2017)

McKay Interview: Tim Jarvis, scientist and explorer (20 February 2017)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael McKay talks to Tim Jarvis, the outstanding and extraordinary environmental scientist, adventurer, author and Antarctic polar explorer.

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Gadget Guru - TrackR

Gadget Guru - TrackR

Gadget Guru

If you're tired of losing things, whether it's your keys, your phone or perhaps even your shoes? This little tracker, called TrackR, is roughly the size of a coin and can be attached to anything th...

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Gadget Guru - GITA; the cute carry droid from the makers of Vespa

Gadget Guru - GITA; the cute carry droid from the makers of Vespa

Gadget Guru

Italian group Piaggio have made a carry droid to help carry your stuff.

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Gadget Guru - Gadgetry for the visually impaired from Aira

Gadget Guru - Gadgetry for the visually impaired from Aira

Gadget Guru

How did Aira start? Back in 2014 Suman Kanuganti and Yuja Chang became friends with Matt Brock, a blind communications professional. They were looking into Google Glass technology and wondered...

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Gadget Guru - Raspberry Pi 3

Gadget Guru - Raspberry Pi 3

Gadget Guru

Paul Bristow from Pangloss Labs is back with a cheap computer that lets you get connected for an extremely low-cost. There's a bit of building work involved, but the website guides you through.

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Gadget Guru - Amazon Echo introduce Alexa

Gadget Guru - Amazon Echo introduce Alexa

Gadget Guru

We give artificial inteligence a microphone in this week's episode of the Gadget Guru. Paul Bristow brings in his new handy, if not slightly sassy, sidekick Alexa and we give her a microphone to...

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Learn More: Keeping up with technology  (23 January 2017)

Learn More: Keeping up with technology (23 January 2017)

Learn More

On this weeks Learn More, Sean Power from the Institut Florimont. How do schools keep up with new technology and the fast moving changes.

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McKay Interview: Dr Benoit Dubuis (16 January 2017)

McKay Interview: Dr Benoit Dubuis (16 January 2017)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest is one of the leaders in the field of bio-tech, not only in Switzerland but around the world. He is Dr. BenoƮt Dubuis, the Executive Director of Campus Biotech here in Gen...

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Augmented Reality Bites

Augmented Reality Bites

Lisa Kerrigan, Client Director at Switzerland’s leading creative digital agency Media Frontier looks at how Augmented Reality is going mainstream - and heading for your daily life!

Provided by Media Frontier

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Gadget Guru - Backing up your data

Gadget Guru - Backing up your data

Gadget Guru

The Gadget Guru is back to talk us through exactly how and how often we should be backing up our data. It's fairly easily done, but are you doing it frequently enough?

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