How Dundee in Scotland gave birth to Grand Theft Auto and has remained a hub of games design ever since. We visit the V&A design museum’s exhibition on gaming, plus we get one young developer’s tips on getting into the games business. And we track down one of the original team that worked on GTA. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones.
Alexa dispenses medical advice
Are privacy fears over Alexa's new ability to offer medical advice from the UK's National Health Service justified? Plus, how super-car maker Aston Martin thinks it can persuade its customers to swap the roar of a V12 engine for the near-silence of electric propulsion. And we hear about the disturbing rise of "stalkerware" apps. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox, and special guest Charlotte Jee from the MIT Tech Review.
(Image: An Amazon Echo smart speaker on a coffee table alongside an ear thermometer and some pills, Credit: Andrew Matthews/ PA Wire).
Young TikTok fans 'exploited'
Influencers on the hit social app get youngsters to give them hundreds of dollars in gifts, angering parents. Plus Chinese search giant Baidu unveils a smart speaker that doesn't need a wake-word. And how residents in Toronto have reacted to a Google-backed plan for a smart city on their waterfront. Presented by Jane Wakefield, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox, and special guest Stephanie Hare, independent technology consultant.
(Photo: Person taking a photo using a character filter in the TikTok app. Credit: AFP/ Getty Images)
Jony Ive quits Apple
The man behind the design of the iPhone and iMac, Sir Jony Ive, leaves Apple to set up his own business. We assess his impact on the design of tech products. Plus, we talk to telecoms equipment giant Nokia on why it thinks it can beat its Chinese rival Huawei in 5G. And we find out where robots are likely to have the most effect in the coming years. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman, and special guest Kate Bevan, editor of Which? Computing.
(Image: Sir Jony Ive (Left) with Apple CEO Tim Cook, inspecting new iPhones at a product launch, Credit: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images).
Libra: Facebook's digital coin
How payments and money transfers could be a big part of the social giant's future. We ask whether Libra is really a cryptocurrency, plus we hear what an enthusiast of Bitcoin thinks of Facebook's plan. And we ask one of the leading money transfer firms whether Libra is a threat to its industry. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC Online tech correspondent Mark Ward, and special guest Izabella Kaminska from Financial Times Alphaville.
(Image: Physical representation of a digital coin in front of a Facebook logo, Credit: Chesnot/ Getty Images).