16/11/2013 Click


16/11/2013

Click gets hands-on with the Sony PS4 as it rolls-out across North America. Plus, the latest tech Tokyo has to offer, from smart taxis to robots that help the elderly.


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wants us to know it will be a long haul. More information on our

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website. Now, it is time for Click. Taxi! Taxi! Taxi!

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Welcome to Click. And welcome back to Japan, a country where everyone

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always seems to be in a rush. Well, nearly everyone. Coming up, I will

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explain why I was so keen to catch that taxi and I will take a ride

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around Tokyo that terminates underground. We will also have a

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first look at the Sony PlayStation four. And if you thought technology

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was a young person 's game, we will meet the robot assisted pensioners

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who say otherwise. All that plus the latest technology news and top tips

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for travellers in Webscape. Tokyo, the beating heart of Japan. 9

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million souls, one destination. Tomorrow. City of light, city of

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vision, city of future. Yes. The wise man takes Tokyo seriously. But

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beware. Don't be overwhelmed as you arrive at your breast, weary

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traveller, keep hold of those things that are most precious. If it slips

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from your hand, it may slip from your mindful top and all will be

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lost. Shame, really. That I was not travelling in a taxi like this. It

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is running a prototype system which alerts the passenger if they have

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left anything behind. The concept is really, really simple. There are

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cameras in each of the two foot rolls. There is one back there and

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there is one in the trunk. As soon as you leave the cab, these cameras

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take photos which they then compare against what an empty taxi should

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look like. If the computer sports a difference, it lets you know. Too

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late, so, for this poor cat. The next passenger will claim my

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souvenir. But lucky for me, this time, it can be replaced. It's hard

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to imagine standing here in the middle of Tokyo 's user district

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that Japan has the oldest population in the world. Around one third of

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its 127 million people are over the age of 60 and that means this

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country is the first to face the problem of looking after an ageing

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population and keeping elderly people mobile and independent into

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possibly their second century on the planet. It may be a Japanese problem

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but it has some suitably Japanese solutions.

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Harvest season in Watari, four Hours Drive from Tokyo. This man 's Apples

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are right for the picking, a job which he will help to do himself. He

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will be wearing a new suit. The metalware is not some Japanese

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fashion statement. It has been designed by the Tokyo University of

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agriculture and technology to give this 68 `year`old his own power arm.

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TRANSLATION: The robot helps support my knees by taking away any burden.

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This model sports springs, braces and groups to strengthen his

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movements and support his posture. The work that demands heavy

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lifting, motors and sensors are installed to physically drive his

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limbs and joints. But at an estimated $5,000, if this prototype

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suit ever makes it into production, it is unlikely to suit every

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pensioner 's pocket. TRANSLATION: Yes, it is expensive. But we can

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tailor suits with extras like a taste censored to assess the

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ripeness of harvested fruit. That is useful if the pickup 's sense of

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taste is faded. Or a camera to record each season 's produce and

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help sell it to buyers. He relaxes, enjoying tea with his wife. Like 6

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million other pensioners in Japan, he insists he does not want to stop

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working any time soon. TRANSLATION: Never, not at all. Time is ticking

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for Japan. It already has the world 's oldest population and it is one

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that is also growing faster than anywhere else. Researchers need to

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work out how all sorts of technology could help. Walking through the

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streets of Sugamo, a district of Tokyo popular with the elderly, I

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can see many making the most of their day. But I cannot help

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thinking how many more are unseen, stuck inside and unable to get out

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and about. And that is exactly what researchers here at the Tokyo

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Institute of technology have been working on. In this and Latin 's

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cave, professors and their students test out various ways to improve the

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lives of ordinary people `` Aladdin 's cave. How about a trolley that

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follows you? Rather than pushing or pulling a shopping trolley, simply

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charge of the battery and attach a cable. And on board computer just

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the speed of the wheels according to the length of the cable so that the

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trolley keeps the same pace that you do. And a clever wheel the duration

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means it can even cope with curves. Well, most of the time. My

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grandmother suffered from severe lung disease and I lived with her

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and I took care of her. So, I understand how heavy an oxygen tank

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is and how uncomfortable it was for her. So I decided to develop this.

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Here is another idea. This time, to give an upright option for

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paraplegics. Here, the central section between the crutches

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supports the use 's body for the split second they need to swing the

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supports forward and take another step. A small motor powers the

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midsection and actually propels the user up with. As far as their feet

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are concerned, they are momentarily weightless. It is a design that is

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being refined at the moment. Plugging into the mains is something

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I sure they are working on. I have come to one of 400 care homes in

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Japan designed `` that has a special robot designed not to physically

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motivate people are emotionally nurture them. This is a Paro seal.

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It is equipped with 13 senses. Two visual, ten for touch and more. It's

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on board computer then determines how it should respond. Nurses at the

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care home say that the Paro seal sparks conversation where there was

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none before, getting residents thinking and caring. Many here say

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Paro seal has become so much more than a robot. TRANSLATION: Paro

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seal is my friend. I like that he seems to understand human feelings.

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These were introduced to care homes across Japan a few years ago and

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they are still the most popular robots used on the older generation.

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Perhaps it's because they're not metallic and hard but rather cute

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and cuddly. They are much easier for us humans to connect with. Using

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their expertise in robotics, the Japanese hope to improve life for

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their later years. If they achieve that, then everyone in Japan will

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sleep more easily. There is plenty more to come on Click in Japan after

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a look at this week 's technology news. Google 's wrote a roller unit

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has offered a low`cost smartphone offering features more common in

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high price offerings. The Moto G will be sold contract free in the UK

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and US. The handset has a 4.5 inch high definition screen, a five

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megapixel camera and runs the latest version of Android. Analysts predict

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the budget end of the smartphone market is set to enjoy huge growth.

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Facebook has moved to protect users it suspects of being compromised by

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the recent theft of millions of Adobe logins. Any members of the

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social network that use the same e`mail and password commendations

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for and Adobe accounts are at risk will stop such Facebook users must

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answer security questions to access their accounts. Twitter has made it

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possible for users to cure rate and share their own tweets streams.

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Users can specifically add tweets to their custom timeline. It should

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allow for more order from the chaos that can sometimes arise from the

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microblogging site, particularly for news organisations wanting to cure

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rate tweets from life events. Justin Bieber, the pop star who first made

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it big via YouTube, is bankrolling a selfie centric photo sharing

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network. He is such a believer in the app, he has thrown $1 million

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into the investment pot. In an attempt to capitalise on his

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enormous fan base, he hopes to create a new platform to promote the

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self`portrait trend. You don't have to go far to witness Japan 's love

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of technology. And much of it is so peculiarly Japanese that it never

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leaves the country. However, this week sees the launch of what could

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become Japan 's greatest export, Sony 's PlayStation four. And

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ironically, the next`generation games console has arrived in America

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first, one fortnight before Europe and several weeks before its

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scheduled Japanese release date. The PlayStation for almost disappears

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behind the TV in the living room. And discreet lack box, it's

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anonymous it theory hiding and multimedia powerhouse lurking

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beneath its rate tangle of exterior. Under the console skin it ain't big

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of memory and 500 gigabytes of storage. EPS for Gus the same of a

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PC so should be really easy to write games for, certainly much easy are

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on the machine it replaces. It was developer friendly. Physically the

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console is pretty unfussy, the controller has had a makeover. This

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large glowing light on the front of the is used in conjunction with the

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PlayStation camera to let the controller nowhere is in

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3`dimensional space. This means it can be used as a motion sensor.

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Other strings have been added to. This is a touchpad. It can be used

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in some games for multimedia features and there is also a speaker

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and this is a share button. This allows players to record crucial

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moments of gameplay and share them online for showing off when you do

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something really weird. Sony has always been key in augmented

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reality. What we are seeing here is called playroom. It uses the

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PlayStation camera on the motion sensing controller as well the

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touchpad. If a swipe the controller like this, little robots up thrown

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into the room. And you can interact and play with your robots knocking

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them over all... Getting them to waive. Not much game but a showcase

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on how it could be used in the future of console. The camera could

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also be used to log another user into the console. A feature that has

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been added to this console which will be familiar to owners of the

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Xbox can. Speech recognition home screen. Star. Unfortunately

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comparison to its rival in has a fairly limited vocabulary at the

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moment. To get an idea of what games will actually look like on this

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console people of this. This is Kills own a science`fiction first

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person shooter. It pulls every trick out of the bag to show the velocity

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of the machine. The trawler distance is enormous. Look at that meet

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rising over the battle. Visually this is very pretty indeed. There is

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a nod to the new control as well during gameplay. It is necessary to

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use the touchpad. These features do not add massive amount to the

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experience they feel a bit tacked on that point to the potential of the

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touchpad in games. You can also stream TV shows and browse the Web.

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And PS for content can be reviewed and played over Wi`Fi the hand`held

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PlayStation beta of you will need a very stable Wi`Fi connection. It

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does, broadly, what the reason she did it are the slipper `` flicker

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there is the prospect of cloud computing as a sort of thing and

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that is all for developers making a next generation next year in. There

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are other ways to take on the back of a taxi. In such a crammed in city

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where everyone works on top of each other like rats, something is few

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and far between stop it is aimed big, subterranean cycle park which

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can store hundreds and return each one to its rightful owner in second.

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You will need a special ID tag on your fork which you'll need again

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when you want the wheels back later in the day. But I bet you were

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wondering how does it work inside? Well, since you insist. 11 metres

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down metal silo plays host to what is quite a graceful robot dance. It

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is unnerving being down amongst it all stop you have absolutely no idea

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why this is down there. I've many get back on my bike. That gives him

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travel tips from Kate Russell. Is like the rest of the teams you are

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headed someone in his thick, they're a plea of great guides you can put

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in your pocket like Tripura so. With apps for many things there are free

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guides for many years around the world. Check the place you are going

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covered. One of the dangers when travelling abroad is that you might

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end up hammering your data consumption giving you a nasty

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surprise when your phone bill comes in. Tripura post those apps have an

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as `` off`line maps now. Seek and find your way around without having

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to connect the locations listed include restaurants, cafes and

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tourist attractions as well as other essential services like hospitals

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and transport. There is even a limited phrasebook and background

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nation about the culture and customs to assure you have the best possible

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trick. Another it interesting tool for travellers who want to its eerie

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and the local vibe rather than stick to the tourist strip is hit with

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.com. Choose your destination, then specify details like cuisine and get

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an size of the party and the attractive interface will serve up

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your options. Analysis rests the wrong. This service is like there to

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for eating experiences. Using a peer`to`peer consumption model to

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allow newbies to share their passion with other people and earn a little

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extra cash in the bargain. Each guest pays the price set by the host

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and collect 15% off the top. You can also sign up to be a host, whether

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to cooking your own place or offer your services as a guide for it to

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the local food markets. The site has a third`party insurance plan so that

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host and guest now they are protected if anything blows up.

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According to a recent survey, more than half of all professionals would

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like to change their job. But finding the right role is vital with

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will you make any vital life changing decisions. This is the new

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kid on the recruitment lock hoping to bridge this gap with a clever

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piece of software that plays matchmaker. There are no shortages

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of job boards online. This site is different because it uses linguistic

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analysis to let you know there are any jobs you might missed. It also

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keeps an eye on any new jobs as they are posted by the detail is the text

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and matches it to any cities in the database. This means you do not have

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to sit about waiting for a vacant the site will message you are

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anything soon was that. Analysing the language it widened research

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to, linking the word retail shop is that to make sure that you do not

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miss any opportunity. Increase your opportunities in the job by linking

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social networks so you have is only available in a few countries

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are growing steadily. We thought we would finish the programme at the

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top of the tower where at the moment you can just about see the top of

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Fiji into the sunset. Also get a spectacular view of things. This is

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the tower has seen above and the rest of Tokyo. And we did not hire a

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chopper, this intricate model of the city with the buy handful of

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planning properties but I the makers never thought they would see it like

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this. The data is behind the Tokyo city symphony project wanted to like

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the place like never before. The results speak for themselves. The

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technique is called 3`D projection, images are projected on to object to

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a particular angles and although it looks big and expensive, creation of

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this was relatively low`tech. Keating took photos of the model and

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then traced around the buildings annually create 3`D data. This would

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then be used to tell the project is out to distort the pattern so that

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the each building correctly a display like this would normally

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need one if you project is to make sure the light the buildings from

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all angles but by shooting the sequence from a carefully chosen

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angle, this video was made just using two projectors. The show was

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filmed in April even now uses from around the world can compose their

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own symphony on the project website. Plea keyboard like an

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instrument and the cycle will cut together it recorded video and make

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your own masterpiece. Either that or you can sit back and enjoy. Pretty

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impressive. That is it from Japan, hope you enjoy the programme in July

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to watch parts of it again go to our website. This also where you will

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find links to some kind of scenes parts of our show. You like to get

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in touch with us go through the website. The next time.

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Is fairly quiet on the weather front at the moment that there will be

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some of thing in the morning across the southern areas the UK and to the

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north of London into the West Country. We are going to have a air

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frost in rural spots and he will not be as cold. We get your travelling

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on Saturday. The fog could linger well into the

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Click gets hands-on with the Sony PS4 as it rolls-out across North America. Plus, the latest tech Tokyo has to offer, from smart taxis to robots that help the elderly. Includes technology news and web round-up in Webscape.


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