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How the technology business is transforming the way we live and work.

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How the technology business is transforming the way we live and work.

    Microsoft vows to go 'carbon negative'

    Microsoft vows to go 'carbon negative'

    The tech giant behind Windows and Office promises to remove all the carbon it has emitted since it was founded in 1975. Plus, is tracking for digital ads out of control? And we hear about a new BBC podcast in which teenagers interview technology pioneers. Presented by Jane Wakefield, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox, and special guest Catherine Stihler, chief executive of the non-profit Open Knowledge Foundation.

    (Image: Stock photo of a plant stem growing out of a circuit board, Credit: Getty Images).

    • 23 min
    CES 2020

    CES 2020

    Zoe Kleinman, Chris Fox, and Cody Godwin report from the giant annual CES event in Las Vegas on the latest tech that you might soon be buying. Zoe takes a ride in a Russian driverless car, and tastes a plant-based alternative to pork meat. Chris meets Samsung's new robot for the home, and Cody tries out a circular mobile phone.

    (Image: Char Siu Buns made from meat-alternative Impossible Pork are sampled during a press event for CES 2020, Credit: David Becker/ Getty Images).

    • 23 min
    Tech to watch in 2020

    Tech to watch in 2020

    Rory Cellan-Jones and special guests look ahead to the technology trends they expect to see in 2020 and discuss ideas for a better internet in the coming year. Plus they’ll preview the gigantic annual CES tech event in Las Vegas. With BBC Online tech editor Leo Kelion, and guests Catherine Miller from Doteveryone and Tom Standage from The Economist.

    (Image: Stock photo of a service robot helping a man check-in at an airport, Credit: iStock/ Getty Images Plus).

    • 23 min
    Taking stock of tech

    Taking stock of tech

    Rory Cellan-Jones and the BBC Online tech team give their assessment of the current state of tech in several important areas. They’ll be looking at technology ranging from smart cities to artificial intelligence, and from gaming to tech aimed specifically at women. With BBC reporters Chris Fox, Leo Kelion, Zoe Kleinman, and Jane Wakefield.

    (Image: Young woman using smart bus stop display in Barcelona, Credit: iStock/ Getty Images Plus).

    • 23 min
    Tech quiz of the year 2019

    Tech quiz of the year 2019

    How well do you know your tech? We test Chris Fox, Zoe Kleinman, Dave Lee and Jane Wakefield’s knowledge of the top technology stories of 2019. And please do play along with them and test yourself against our teams. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones.

    (Image: Woman sitting in front of a Christmas tree, listening to headphones, Credit: iStock/ Getty Images Plus).

    • 22 min
    YouTube's plan to stop harassment

    YouTube's plan to stop harassment

    The video-sharing giant will block clips that "maliciously insult someone" based on race, gender identity or sexuality. Plus, what does the British general election tell us about the effectiveness of paid-for social media campaigning? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox, and special guest Chris Stokel-Walker, author of "YouTubers".

    (Image: Stock photo of a young man in a lonely corridor looking worried by something on his smartphone, Credit: iStock/ Getty Images).

    • 23 min

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