30th April 2022 - Tech News & Reviews on BBC Radio Berkshire

May 01, 11:40 PM

Fevzi Turkalp, the Gadget Detective, joins Bill Buckley on BBC Radio Berkshire to discuss the latest tech news and reviews. This week; research by British Gas has shown that the number of 'vampire devices', ones we leave plugged in on standby, is costing us money and also harming the environment, but what can we do to avoid it? 

Gadget of the Week is Robot Dog Bittle from Petoi. Available preassembled or in kit-form, this remote control educational toy can be programmed using free open source software to perform all manner of actions, including moving limbs allowing it to walk on a wide range of surfaces, do press-ups, and much more. It comes with a video course for those looking to learn programming and can be augmented with additional items including a camera module. Ideal for those looking to encourage their children to learn about technology and programming, or for adults who love to play. Scoring 4 out of 5, listen in for full details.

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