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More news at the top of the hour. Now it is time for Click. Left a

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bit, left a bit more. Keep coming. This week on Click, live cameras in

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space. Just watch where you are put in them. We look at the satellites

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that can watch your grapes grow in real time. We will meet the daddy

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of all rebut cleaners to ask where robots go next. Plus the latest

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tech news, and if you are having trouble with clout, we have some

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apps to blow them away in Webscape. Welcome to click. Thanks to Google

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Earth and virtual earth, we all now know what our house looks like from

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space. You may have noticed that the satellite images used on stuff

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like that are often months or even years out of date. Apparently, my

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car is still parked outside my old house and the house I live in now

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has not been built yet. There are times when you do need a satellite

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eye view of things that are happening right now. David Reid has

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been taking an elevated view of the image and uses for the eyes in our

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skies. -- emerging uses. Wine is a delicate blend of

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tradition and technology, a process that has barely changed in

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centuries. The part the connoisseurs rave about happens

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without fanfare and very slowly, though it always has, in sealed bag

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-- barrels. The technological bit is the chemistry and how you sort

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the creeps. Not all great the same. Even the same variety in the same

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field will have different maturities and different strengths.

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Traditionally, winemakers have been able to tell the different

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maturities of grapes and went to harnessed by taking a closer look.

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Thence to satellite technology, that closer look is coming from 800

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km in space. The satellite company has come up with a system called

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wind at you which analyses from space the light coming off the need

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to calculate the density of the vine leaves. Leaf density is one of

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those age-old methods wine-growers swear by to indicate what grade or

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strength of grapes they are producing. Thanks to these glowing

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snapshots, winemakers now know what they have in terms of goats and

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where before harvesters have even started sharpening their shoes. --

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cheers. The decision to make is how to break -- pick the right groups

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for the right wine. This will help the grower to make the decision on

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the Peking to choose good for each quality of wine. If you want a

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premium red wine, he will select the right parts and the orange. For

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an easier to drink two years wine committee would use green and

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yellow. -- you will use. This gives us a picture of all our clubs. We

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have 100 km of Bines. We need to see the character of groups and

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every parcel of land. Red wine used to be really subject its because

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unless we analyse them we had no way of knowing whether all the

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graves were the same on a single parcel of land. The great stone red

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and we harvest them. Now we can sort the grave beforehand and then

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harvest later. -- grapes. The helps these won -- help these winemakers

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are getting his thanks to satellite imagery from satellites like this.

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It costs one million euros and is due to be strapped into a rocket

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and fired off into space next year. To give an idea of coverage with

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just four satellites, you can photograph any point on the globe

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twice a day. Pretty useful if you want to know what is going on in

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places cut off by extremes of geography, like the drought

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affected Horn of Africa. Here, distances are dauntingly fast.

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Satellite service companies are providing imagery and analysis for

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humanitarian agencies desperately trying to get aid to people on the

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ground. It is very useful information for people in the field

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to provide local support, bringing food, water, clothes and medicine.

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Not only providing them with maps but to show them what is happening

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so they can plan in advance which resources they need to bring.

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you think this will grow even more? Exactly. These high altitude

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humanitarians are becoming orbiting investigators, policing the high

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seas. They can detect oil seeping actually from the ocean floor or on

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naturally from well platforms and tankers flushing out there oil

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tanks at sea. Doing this saves the ship's money but is a legal. They

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get away with it because you often only know about it when it is too

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late, when the ship has long gone. This is an aural slick created by a

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vessel. -- oil slick. It is 21 km long. And that is just of the

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southern coast of France isn't it? Exactly. We are very nearby the

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French Riviera. You can imagine such a slick reaching the shore.

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There is one leg -- level of regulation saying that kind of

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activity can't continue. This all hints at an expanded future role

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for satellites, detecting crimes against the environment such as

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pollution and illegal logging. They are in an ideal position for law-

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enforcement. They have this completely surrounded. -- have us.

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Now a look at this week's tech news. In a challenge to Apple's dominance

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of the tabloid market, the Amazon CEO has announced the online

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retailer's own a cut-price 100 dollar tablet. The kindle fire has

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a seven inched touch-screen in uses the Android operating system. It

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lacks a microphone or camera. Amazon also showed of two new

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kindle any readers, one with a touch screen and the other a QPAC

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entry level device. Prospective purchasers may have to wait a while.

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At the moment there are only available in the US. Facebook has

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changed its settings for its use a lot out process. An Australian IT

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specialist raised concerns after finding out Facebook was collecting

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data on uses online movements even after users locked out. When a user

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logs in, the site plans a cookie on their computer. This book says

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these issues have been resolved. Finally, the inhospitable -- a

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desert in Chile is to become a racetrack for Latin America's first

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rally for solar-powered cars. Students around the region have

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unveiled their prototypes in Santiago. The race is not exactly

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Paris-Dakar. Most of the vehicles have a top speed of 30mph. Their

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builders are confident that they can have -- cover 760 miles in

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three days. At least in the desert, parking should not pose a problem.

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If you own and iPhone or iPad, you'll know how difficult it is to

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watch videos on it that have not been acquired through iTunes. He

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will also know that once you have used up your storage, that's it.

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These three Apple devices are breaking those rules. They are

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playing videos which have not been at loaded through iTunes. In fact,

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they are not even stored on any of the devices. They are all being

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streamed and Wireless Lee from this thing every year, EC gate go flecks

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satellite. A portable 500 Gig Harbour Drive with a built-in

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wireless transmitter. This is how it works: You get the hard drive

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and plug it into your computer and it behaves just like any external

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hard drive. You can drag and drop files to it. But on. It, take it

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out and about and switch it on, it runs and a battery that last five

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hours. Switch on the Wi-Fi huts but facility. Any wireless device you

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have got can log on to that Wi-Fi. At that point you need a special

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app. That is the thing that allows you to stream the media from the

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hard drive and short on screen. In the best case scenario, this device

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has enough bandwidth to stream three high-definition video is to

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three different devices at the same time. It is not doing a bad job

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right here. If you do not own and iPhone Orin iPad, there is an

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equivalent Android app. This will work on in Android smartphone. Even

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if you do not own one of those, you can open your web browser and

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stream at the video through the browser to your laptop screen. If

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that hard drive is a little too bulky for you, you might like to

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consider this - a drive made by Kingston, pretty much the same idea.

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This is a solid state to drive, much more robust and much more

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expensive. This can hold the key to gig. That can hold 500 and there

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are roughly the same price. One advantage of this drive is it will

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act as a gateway to the internet. You do not have to choose between

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accessing a portable hard drive or accessing the internet. One

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disadvantage is that this does not work when it is charging. There you

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go. Next time your mother tells you to stop watching this media's and

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Still to come: What next for robots. We have a sprinkle of application

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magic. Robots just have not lived up to

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the promise of science fiction. We do have industrial robots, which it

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-- as simple our cars in do other repetitive tasks. But they are not

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autonomous beasts that can take over the daily chores. Recently, I

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caught up with a man who is working towards one, if not both, of those

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goals. Any Takao and lumbered with the

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vacuuming must surely at one time or another be tempted by something

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like this. The robot decades your floor plane while you're out,

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navigating the room and dodging table legs. Not that the company

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behind this robot cent cut to clean up. They did not expect to make

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money through vacuum cleaners. Founded by three artificial

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intelligence students, the company develops robots for the military.

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These reports are deployed in two dangerous environments. -- robots.

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So what exactly does a robot used for bomb-disposal have in common

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with one used for dope disposal? One of the things that you want to

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assure with a vacuum cleaner is that it goes everywhere in the room.

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We looked at the problem and book to work that we had done for mine

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hunting. The algorithm is in the robot started out in a robot mine

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hunting programme, funded by the US government. For the moment,

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simple tasks on five floors. When the terrain is more hostile than

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the average kitchen, they cannot be left on their own. They need to be

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controlled by humans. They can be controlled with off the shelf USP

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models. There are hopes that in time it will change. What we will

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see over the next few years is radical navigation and more --

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mapping. Robots that can control into an environment a creator map.

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Robots will start to understand their environments and understand

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what the kitchen is all the library, etc. That will enable a whole host

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of new applications. Robots are certainly much more mobile these

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days. In fact, having watched and adapted techniques from the animal

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kingdom, developers have produced reports that look almost spookily

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organic. Even as they negotiate the most demanding and difficult

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terrain, it is the sensor technology which still lets them

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down. Their inability to judge their environment has led to

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countless disastrous demonstrations of dexterity. And while living here,

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we have seen it attempts to increase awareness of their

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surroundings, it seems that the most research is actually being

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done by another industry entirely. It is that been a holy grail for

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robotics, Machine Vision. We focus on vision for navigation. The

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people doing the most work are the cellphone people. My mobile

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computing people. Every phone, every tabloid has a camera on it. -

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- tablet. The idea that I have a phone that can be pointed as a

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productive and recognise it. That is using the camera and vision.

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Huge money is going into it and it is good farce. Right now, with

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research funding feeling the at

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the technology inside out smartphones and Pablo its turns out

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to be at the cutting edge of what is possible. The mobile industry is

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making a tremendous amount of money. It has the effect that the leaders

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had some economic gravity defying characteristics. The research and

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development situation in the robot industry is exhilarating because we

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are able to go and take advantage of other industries -- accelerating.

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In particular, the mobile industry. We can integrate those technologies

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We talk a lot on his programme about the cloud. It is a great

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solution for the people who want access the data from portable

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computers. But there are some folks who do not want to let go of such

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control. If that sounds like you, we have a solution that lets you

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hold a bit of the cloud in the palm of your hand.

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If you're having trouble trusting the cloud, but one access to the

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same essential apps and tours Werribee go, or the need is a

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memory stick and portable apps .com. Instead of all her hosting apps

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online, it is a suite of three Wetzels bed fits onto and runs from

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August any device with almost five regiments of megabytes of space. --

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512. The website design looks a little last decade, but did not let

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it for you. It is a powerful Swede There are loads of popular apps to

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download, depending on the size of your memory stick. Creative and

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operating tours, media players and loads of gains. Because they run of

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a USP drive, you can access them on any computer. One really good tip

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is to use the portable apps anti- Talking of bypassing the cloud, Q

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search - next and large files from

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one computer to another. The website typically allows deaf --

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direct transfer of up to one gigabyte. It is all done through

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the browser. No sign up on farce. It has linked to the file you want

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The system uses technology called real-time media flow protocol,

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which basically set up a direct connection between two machines.

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Because it is direct, it works very fast. Precisely how fast will

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depend on your connection. The service is free and secured. The

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file you're sending never actually passes through the service. It

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travels person-to-person. There's also a desktop application you can

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download. I can absolutely see this serve as defining the way we handle

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a large fire transfers in the future -- file.

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There are hundreds of thousands of apps for your iPhone. Some are free,

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some you have to pay for and some you can find under the counter for

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a limited time. This action cases and three new paid apps per day,

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that are being offered three for a period of time. The app comes

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packaged with cutesy animations and APD date sequence to show you how

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much the money you have saved. I am not sure it is necessary and the

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animations and sound effects get annoying quite quickly. Just give

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me free Staff! -- staff. You have 24 hours to download each selection

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of apps. You might not find everything you like every time,

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this is definitely one apply more Yet another using innovation free

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designed for Facebook is imminent. It bodgers officially in the next

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couple of weeks. The new layout sees your page turned into a

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sprawling timeline stretching right back to the day you were born. This

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has many uses concerned about what might be buried in posts made by

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their friends and relatives. You'll also be ableso be ableevents

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information to fill out your history. On one hand, it could be a

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really great way to record a map of from your taste in films and music

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to your favourite wine and way you like to go on holiday. Privacy

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campaigners say this type of information will allow marketers to

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target users. It could even be used by criminals to establish trends in

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year activities. As is customary when Facebook announces any major

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change, it has got a lot of their 800 million users up in arms. Also

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in the firing line this week is a spot of five being tethered to his

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fa fa game. -- Facebook login. The Facebook redesign

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lodgers in the next few weeks. You can try it out now by following one

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of the many step-by-step guides you As always, the links can be found

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on our website. It will also find all of the reports from this week's

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report up there. There is also a link to our player, we can watch

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