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BBC Digital Planet
When Sunday
Start Time 09.30
Finish 10.00

BBC Digital Planet is part of the Phuket FM Radio EDUtainment programming. Produced by the BBC and available to 91.5 FM and 102.5 FM as BBC Broadcast partners. 

Meet The Team at Digital Planet

About Gareth Mitchell

Gareth Mitchell BBC Digital Planet

Gareth Mitchell

Before Gareth Mitchell joined BBC World Service he was a broadcast engineer.

“The people who seemed to be having all the good fun were the creative types in the studios,”

and so he swapped engineering for presenting.

In his spare time, he lectures in broadcast and written journalism at Imperial College in London.

 

 

About Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson BBC Digital Planet

Bill Thompson

Technology writer Bill was born in Jarrow, grew up in Corby and went to Cambridge University.

He still lives and works in Cambridge.

Bill began to write for The Guardian in 1990 and in 1994 set up the paper’s website.

Two years later he became a freelance writer and has been writing and broadcasting ever since.

 

 

About Ghislaine Boddington

Ghislaine Boddington BBC Digital Planet

Ghislaine Boddington

Ghislaine joins the programme with many years experience in the integration of the human body and digital technologies.

Passionately considering from all angles the best outcomes for us living beings within this wonderful world.

A Reader in Digital Immersion at the University of Greenwich, she is Creative Director and curates and presents worldwide on her futuristic ideas.

 

 

Technology for all BBC Digital Planet

Whilst 91.5 & 102.5 FM strives to bring you the latest in Phuket news via internet radio, 91.5 & 102.5 FM also wants to offer you information from around the globe. Phuket Thailand may not be the most up to date in the technological world.

By tuning into BBC Digital Planet with 91.5 & 102.5 FM you’ll stay updated with all the latest gadgets and gizmos.

With FREE online radio, and the show available all week On-Demand you can listen to Digital Planet when you want. Now isn’t that convenient? 

EDUtainment in the comfort of your own home in Phuket, Thailand even though it is broadcast from the BBC in London.

Why not give the other shows at Phuket Island Radio a listen. Don’t forget to catch Top of the Pops also from the BBC at 4pm every Sunday, tune in and hear for yourself why 91.5 & 102.5 FM are The Phuket Radio stations.

 

Digital Planet from the BBC on Phuket FM Radio

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This week on Digital Planet:

Internet shutdowns continue in Myanmar and now two new reports show the impact these have had.

Top10VPN estimates these have cost the country’s economy more than $1bn, while cybersecurity firm Recorded Future Inc. has confirmed how people are still trying to connect with each other using Bluetooth and messaging apps like Bridgefy as well as accessing the dark web.

Samuel Woodhams, Digital Rights Lead from Top10VPN, is on the show to tell us what they’ve observed. Vietnam water salinity app The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has launched an app in Vietnam to help rice farmers save their crops. High salt levels in the water channels between fields can now be monitored remotely and results sent to farmers’ mobile phones.

High salt levels can destroy an entire annual rice crop so the app is significantly improving yields. Kisa Mfalila, Regional Climate and Environment Specialist for Asia and the Pacific region at IFAD, explains how the app works. Computer Modelling of the Canon of English Literature The Canon of English Literature – the books that are considered to be worthy of studying – are overwhelmingly written by white men, with books written by female novelists often considered less literary in comparison.

Now, a new project “Novel Perceptions: Towards an Inclusive Canon” aims to use computer modelling to investigate the public’s reading preferences. It’s led by Professor Sebastian Groes from the University of Wolverhampton, who has just launched a Reader Review survey asking for responses to 400 recent novels.

The novels will also undergo computer analysis that will look at sentence length, vocabulary and grammar difficulty to see if an algorithm can identify a best seller. (Image: Getty Images) The programme is presented by Gareth Mitchell with expert commentary from Bill Thompson. Studio Manager: Nigel Dix Producer: Ania Lichtarowicz

Have you been following the Phone Data story? Who’s listening?

Here’s a great question, how much Phone data do you think we are sharing?

Our smartphones are sharing data every four and a half minutes according to research from Trinity College Dublin.

Telemetry, automated recording and transmission of data, from Apple and Android devices back to these company’s servers is going on even if the phone is only used to make calls.  See more about Phone Data Here and let us know if it bothers you. 

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