Do people want to live in places full of sensors linking them to their surroundings? And what role will electric cars and even e-scooters play in how we get around? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox, and special guest Helen Wylde from the UK's Connected Places Catapult.
(Image: A man in a suit riding an electric scooter in town, Credit: Getty Images).
Is screen-time really so bad for you?
A new study says time in front of computers and phones might not be as bad as many people think. Plus, more and more of us are asking smart assistants for information. But did you realise that sometimes, a person might get to listen to what you say? And author Leander Kahney assesses whether Tim Cook has been as innovative a boss of Apple as his predecessor Steve Jobs. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox, and special guest Charlotte Jee from the MIT Technology Review.
(Image: Young woman looking at her smartphone in bed, Credit: iStock / Getty Images Plus).
5G launches in the US and South Korea
Telecoms giants race to be first to bring out a commercial 5G service, but with very different approaches to the tech. Plus, what does a spike in the price of Bitcoin tell us about the market for the cryptocurrency. And the leading computer scientist Andrew Ng tell us discussions about artificial intelligence are too focused on killer robots and other far away threats when there are immediate issues to tackle. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guest Jemima Kelly from the Financial Times.
(Photo: Technicians from South Korean telecom operator KT check an antenna for the 5G mobile network on the roof of a building in Seoul, Credit: Jung Yeon-Je/ AFP/ Getty Images)
Lyft shares start trading
The taxi app's flotation indicates the state of the "gig-economy", and is the first of several hotly-anticipated Initial Public Offerings this year. Plus Apple reveals an extended range of subscription services. Does the move mark a fundamental shift for the tech giant? Presented by Zoe Kleinman, with BBC technology reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guest Annabelle Timsit from the Quartz website.
(Image: Lyft car with pink moustache mascot in San Francisco, Credit: Mike Coppola/ Getty Images).
Netflix and the Race for Eyeballs
Nearly 140 million people around the world are now signed up to Netflix and it's spending more money than ever on its own TV shows and films. But is the battle for consumers' eyeballs only just getting started? Tony Gunnarsson, senior analyst at Ovum, discusses. Plus we look at how governments in countries like Zimbabwe are shutting down the internet in an effort to curb dissent with Berhan Taye from campaign group Access Now. And we meet the robot delivering groceries to homes in Arizona - the US state that's a hotbed of autonomous vehicle testing. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones with special guest Ingrid Lunden from TechCrunch and the BBC's Chris Fox.
(Photo: Netflix logo displayed on a tablet, Credit: Getty Images)