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It seems like absolutely everyone Welcome to the programme. I might

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be officially the last to welcome you to 2013. We look ahead to a

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tech that might be trending in the next 12 months. The next big thing

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could be, well, things, or rather, the internet of things. The concept

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of objects are not even technology get hooked up to the net. What does

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it mean? David Reid dropped into a conference in Paris, known as Le

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The internet is the world pass - Matt Walker's largest printing

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press. People exchange data across continent. Maybe, except while we

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were not watching, the web has become much more. They are calling

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it the internet of things. It is a collective device that measures and

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a tell us about the real world falls -- with sensors. I am

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improving my personal fitness with an electronic barometer that makes

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me aware of how I am walking and how I am sitting. It is making

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things visible in the world that were previously invisible. By doing

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this, we changed our behaviour. Sometimes, I realise I do not have

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enough steps. I would get up and walk about more and get more active.

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It is helping me lose weight. is an internet of things device. It

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is a wide thermostat that is used with despite phone. -- smartphone.

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It does not toast your furniture while you are out at work. We have

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these senses and things happening. How to retake the data common of

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these things to make action and insights? You do not go to a doctor

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every day and say, it is my six- month check-up or yearly check-up.

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YouTube cars not tell us this? Your Cars can tell you when they are

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sick. You can pull over and park online.

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I am going to pay for parking. I have pulled up to the parking meter.

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I drop these arrow into the app. I put in mind numberplate. I have now

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How much we numbingly share may become more pointed with an

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automated internet of things, no longer dismiss ball as a detail

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that threatens to obscure the bigger picture. How much control we

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have could make up half of our relationship with technology. You

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cannot hammer in a nail over the internet. With internet of things

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taking shape so quickly, perhaps we should not be too sure.

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David Reid reporting from Paris. Next, a look at this week's

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Ticketek news stories. China's new year's resolution may

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have been to reduce its huge carbon footprint and investing to clear up

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its spice. The government is starting to upload hourly update on

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air pollution levels in 74 of its biggest cities. Greenpeace reports

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air pollution in China is 2-4 times above the World Health

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Organisation's standards. LG has started taking orders for its 55"

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OLED televisions, currently the largest on the market, costing

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�6,000. The energy-efficient technology

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which allows for Venus Greens, but the clarity, colour and contrast is

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only available for smartphones and habit up to now. We expect to see a

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lot more organic LED TV screens next week when we travelled to Las

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Vegas for the world's largest tech show, CES.

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His goodbye to photographs, thanks to a newcomer from Toshiba. It is

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shrinking the size of existing technology that allows users to

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adjust the focus of the shot after it has been taken. The camera has

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500,000 tiny lenses that take snaps at different focal lengths. That

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the formation can be used to focus the short later. The tech was

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pioneered by Stanford University but failed to go mainstream due to

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its size and price. One of the biggest problems that

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smartphone manufacturers have these days is trying to differentiate

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their slice of black magic from rivals. One Russian company thinks

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it has a solution. Richard Taylor explains.

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Shall screen phones, nothing new. Think of the old Nokia smartphones.

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This one is a bit different. This one has a regular tour -- read like

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capacitive a touch screen. It is running jellybean. On the back, it

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has an e-paper display using electronic ink, injecting three

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changing voltage different inks on the display. It does not use energy

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until it changes the display to update the formation. It uses low-

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power. What is the thinking behind it? With me is this man. Tell me,

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what were you thinking when you made this phone? It is a

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fascinating concept. We came up with this idea two years ago. We

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were inspired by the experience of users. Talk me through some of the

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scenarios when people use the second display. By him in London

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and I do not know how to get from point to point B. I open Google

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Maps. Subtly, the battery is running out. I can make one gesture

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and put this image of him up on to an e-paper display. It will last

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longer. I can still use Google Maps. When it is out of battery, the

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image can stay there. I know where to go. It has been a

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The good old incandescent light bulb has been with us since the

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1870s, but it is a remarkably inefficient way of generating light.

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That is why it is being phased out around the world and replaced with

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new technologies such as LED. The reduction in the US was delayed,

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but that has not stopped some of New York's iconic structures coming

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up with some bright ideas on how to This was the midnight moment on New

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Year's Eve, the descending ball was cheered on by a crowd of over one

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million. Every year, the event is arguably the single biggest

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advertisement for LED technology in the US, with media outlets

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reporting on its efficiency and annual upgrade. The ball has shed

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its halogen and incandescent history. That was in 2007. Back

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then, most people had never even seen an LED light globe, and the

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biggest challenge for the ball's owners was to ensure that none of

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the legendary sparkle, created by the combination of crystal and

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light, was lost with a new transformation. When you see a

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crystal chandelier and fill it with an incandescent light bulb, it is

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the same with the crystal ball. When you look at the modules, and

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there are a lot of mirrors with reflectivity, it reflects the

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crystal. In 2007, the new ball showed energy efficiency savings of

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90%. It was double the brightness. One year later, the brightness

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doubled again. It is so energy efficient that it can be kept lit

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up day and night, 365 days of the tear atop Times Square. That

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certainly was not the case with incandescent light bulbs or halogen

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light bulbs. The famous numerals which are also lit every day of the

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year also get an annual upgrade. The bulbs for 2013 are 30% lighter

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than one year ago. Meanwhile, the Empire State Building has just

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unveiled its new LED lighting system, which can beam 16 million

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colours. The old way of changing colours, 1,400 feet above midtown

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Manhattan, involved circles of gel with just a small range, 10 colours

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at most. It was done this way for After decades of essentially the

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same kind of lighting, 2013 could be the industry's most illuminating

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