The team indulges in 2017's most desirable gadgets. Keep your cocoa warm via Bluetooth and snap a family picture in augmented reality.
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of ways. It does seem like not the
wake to be spending cash.
today on the Sunday express. 40
million hit the sales early.
Terrible. An enormous shopping date
shock. An estimated £1.67 billion...
How do they work that out? I
actually have not done all my
You will have a
busy day tomorrow.
The great thing is that the majority
of the money
The great thing is that the majority
of the money was spent on High
Street, not online.
shops. Aren't you too late to buy
online? Oh, not for sale is not for
And at the
beginning of the market was down 10%
and everyone was worried so it
actually brilliant news the high
You can spend it twice, you
need to spend it today or after
Christmas but you may get some
bargains. Take your sharp elbows
with you. Let's finish with the
express. Eat, drink and be merry.
Why? Good news, easy, convenient
answer to a obesity is on the way!
If this story is to be believed, an
injection has been invented, we are
told, or it has been invented by
university in Israel, that can stop
the sites that usually turn flat
into, our bodies burn them instead,
so the trial has been successful and
that could be on the market in two
years. Sir we can eat all the mince
pies we want.
We shouldn't applaud
this, should we?
We should show
restraint. Except we do exist in a
culture where there is food
everywhere the whole time and I
think we need to address culture to
make it easier for people, and also
so much is unhealthy and packed with
sugar and all sorts of things, it
makes it hard, I can see the need
for a magic cure and we will wait
We don't need new years
resolution, we can just have an
That is the papers.
Rosamond, Claire, good to see you,
thank you for coming in and a happy
Christmas and New Year. Coming up
next, its click.
T'was the night before Clickmas
and all through the smart home not
a gizmo was whirring,
not even a drone.
The stockings were full
with gadgets galore,
with virtual realities
primed to explore.
# The very next day you gave it away
# This year, to save me from tears
# I'll give it to...#
And welcome to
the Clickmas special!
And thank you very much
to John Culshaw for that excellent
rendition to start us off.
Would you believe it?
The gang's all here,
the halls are decked with nifty
gadgetry, and it's time
to get this party started.
Look at that!
This is the Lyric Speaker,
and it streams music
from your smartphone from Spotify,
and it also picks up the lyrics
from Spotify and displays it
on the screen for you all to stare
at, rather than having
a sociable conversation.
And if you do want something to talk
about, you can talk about the fact
that this costs £3600.
Yes, so there we go.
Does it play Mariah Carey?
Technically, it does,
but we can't afford the licensing.
Well, I tell you what,
I've got a Christmas present
for you, Spencer.
You've always wanted
to be a Jedi Knight,
I know this in my heart.
You have always wanted
to have a lightsabre battle.
With this augmented reality
Star Wars battling headset, you can.
Can I try it now?
Yes, but you're going to have to go
over there, because I know
you and your waving arms,
you're going to knock something
While I get lost in a galaxy far,
far away, Dan is getting lost
in his favourite video game.
Come on, come on!
Come on, come on, come
on, come on, come on!
I've just crashed it!
It's a stunning game,
and I'd love to tell you it's just
like driving the real thing but...
..I can't just yet.
This is the Nissan GT-R.
Its four-wheel drive
traction-control system lays down
almost all the 550 horses
from the engine to the tarmac.
It has a top speed that
would make your nose bleed and been
clocked from 0-60 in
under three seconds.
I am ready to go again!
Yeah, you want to be a little bit...
So we've played the game,
we've driven the car,
so how about...
..we do both?
This is a full-size,
It has been made by the team at JLB
Design and is driven by a standard
Four robots control
the transmission, steering,
throttle and the brakes.
The six number-crunchers in the boot
calculate my adjustments 100
times a second.
So just to be clear,
I'm going to be driving that car
with this, while Rob chases it
in the car that we're in,
so we don't lose contact, obviously.
This is £100,000 worth
of sports car, and I've got
to say it's twitchy.
Just like the Grand Prix,
a bit of brake, there we go,
in we go, in we turn.
Just take a little bit of kerb.
He has got it round that corner!
He hasn't smashed the sports car!
This car has so much power,
and I literally have to just
dab my finger and it moves -
I mean, it really goes.
I mean, just be able to control
something as powerful
as that is so much responsibility,
actually, but once you get into it,
you get focused on the car,
it's just incredible.
We should all have one of these
for Christmas, shouldn't we?
Nice to dream.
That looked amazing!
It was absolutely terrifying, Spen.
I think we created a new emoji
when we filmed that.
Oh, I say!
But we flushed it away,
it's OK, it's fine.
Ho, ho, ho!
What have you got there?
This is my friend, Anki.
I thought it would bring some fun
to the Clickmas table.
Look, it even recognises me.
And it's a goading robot!
It can say phrases, it can play
educational games and it can
even do that.
Let's have a look at what it
gets up to on the table.
Don't worry, it's not going to eat
those chocolate coins of yours!
Does it mine for Bitcoins?
It mines for chocolate
coins, at this moment.
Robots are the best!
This is Ocado's Hatfield
fulfilment centre -
a place where humans work alongside
a process that already
looks pretty automated.
But the robots are coming.
This grocery-picking robot
is being tested here,
and early next year she'll be making
an appearance at one of Ocado's
warehouses to do the job for real.
It has been trained to identify
2,000 of Ocado's 50,000 products
using computer vision.
And as long as those
products are non-porous -
so that means basically anything
that won't be damaged
by being picked up by this vacuum -
then it can take them out
of the picking box, take them
through the scanner,
and place them in the bagging area.
But this isn't the only
bot being tested here.
So I'm off to meet a man called
Panos and an arm called SoMa.
Oh, I don't know whose
hand I shake first.
I'm going to go for yours.
OK, so whilst this robot looks
like its purpose is just
to have the human touch,
so it can pick things up that
are softer without damaging them,
it does also have another skill.
What this one has been taught to do
is the same thing a human would.
So to put their hand on it,
roll it along and do that.
Panos, can you help it
That arm movement
is quite something.
It's got a few elbows there.
But it's grabbed it, and it has
picked it up successfully.
It can put it down.
Thanks, happy Christmas to you, too!
Wow, I have to say, you get a great
view of London's West End
from up here.
I'm on the roof of John
Lewis at the moment.
These aren't any old binoculars.
These are made by IQ,
and they are basically a combination
of a lens strapped to a smartphone
strapped to a viewer.
And they allow you to record
what you are seeing so you can watch
it back later and share
it with friends.
I say, barman...
Well, hello there, Spencer!
If it isn't TV's Nick Kwek.
How are you?
Can you whip me up something hot?
Here you go, Spen.
It's a lovely hot chocolate.
I say hot, because actually
that is a smart mug you are holding.
It connects to your mobile phone
via an app, and that works
like a thermostat.
You choose the desired
temperature of your drink,
and that keeps it warm all day long.
All day long!
That is, until your smartphone's
battery dies, at which point
the power in the mug goes.
I'll drink it, then.
That will be £80.
Say what now?
What's that, production?
I'm needed back in the hub?
I hope you're enjoying the show.
It's time for our Clickmas elfing.
Sticking with the theme of AR,
we'll be adding a bit of augmented
reality to the photo this year.
We have the photo printer
attached to a smartphone.
I will need some help here, Dan.
Could you take the selfie, please?
You are in a better
position than me.
We need to put it on video mode.
This is a video selfie?
Well, it is.
You will find out why in a moment.
All I have to say right now is that
when Dan presses the button,
make sure you move
and make some noise.
Happy Clickmas, or something
Three, two, one!
ALL: Happy Clickmas!
So now we have still that looks like
but that we print.
It's not a bad picture.
Let's print that still.
There you go, Spencer.
Your memento for having us.
I like the way you framed it.
I'm sure that's what
it was designed for.
I'm going to have to
take a selfie of that.
That's it for this week.
Thank you so much for watching.
On behalf of the whole
team, Merry Clickmas!
The rooftop sees Santa
who is laughing with glee.
He is trying to fit
robots down the chimney.
He finished the job
and the gifs were delivered.
Around Rudolph's neck,
the GPS triggered.
And on Santa's step counter
the total was high.
Merry Clickmas to all!
# Now where's my mince pie?
Guys, I think I've fallen over.
No-one told me there was a step.