A Technical review of 2021

A Technical review of 2021

Digital Planet takes on a Technical review of 2021.

Gareth Mitchell, Angelica Mari, Bill Thompson and Ghislaine Boddington look back on 2021 and some of the stories that were covered.

This programme is available on the Digital Planet Page and is available now until Tuesday the 4th of January. It will also broadcast on Sunday the 1st of January in Phuket on 91.5 FM and 102.5 FM and Online via the Internet radio portals.

From age-appropriate design to protect children, through internet shutdowns, a remote air traffic control tower and a WhatsApp school in Zimbabwe to a virtual reality opera.

The podcast has even more stories: comparing Mars locations to Earth locations, a smartphone test to detect malaria, how technology can help prep for a date at home if you’re blind and controlling our devices with a muscle in our ear!

The programme is presented by Gareth Mitchell with expert commentary from Angelica Mari, Bill Thompson and Ghislaine Boddington.

Image: Man using mobile phone Credit: Chaiwat Chaythawin/EyeEm/Getty Images

Studio Manager: Donald MacDonald Producer: Ania Lichtarowicz

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