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Bill Gates: How a Geek Changed the World
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Bill Gates: How a Geek Changed the World

BBC presenter Fiona Bruce follows Bill Gates as he ends his full-time employment at Microsoft, the software giant he co-founded Paul Allen. Although his firm has revolutionised the world, Gates has been known for his controversial and ruthless business practises that have led to Microsoft being sued by US government. However, there is a softer, […]
Concorde: A Supersonic Story
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Concorde: A Supersonic Story

Concorde: A Supersonic Story is a about the life of the first plane to reach supersonic speed. The project was spearheaded by Britain and France’s top aeronautical engineers. Running into economic problems at every turn, the film centres around their struggle to get the project financed. To entice private donors, the Concorde was marketed as […]
How Steve Jobs Changed the World
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How Steve Jobs Changed the World

An examination of the career and contributions of the late Steve Jobs. A co-founder of Apple Inc., he revolutionised the world of computing, mobile phones and music. How Steve Jobs Changed the World chronicles Jobs’ role in promoting personal computing to the masses and how he profoundly influenced the way we listen to music, watch […]
Who Killed the Electric Car?
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Who Killed the Electric Car?

Who Killed the Electric Car shows how an innovation aimed at eliminating the need for gasoline to fuel cars in the 1990s was squelched by the automotive industry. General Motors unveiled its EV-1 in 1997 as a car that provides transportation without using any gas or oil. It also needed no muffler and never required […]
Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook
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Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook

A profile of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who has built it into a multi-billion dollar company with over 800 million users in only seven years. BBC’s Emily Maitlis visits Facebook’s headquarters to interview Zuckerberg and other senior employees. She explores how the website came about, from its origins in Harvard to having tremendous […]
Attack of the Drones: Is war becoming a video game?
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Attack of the Drones: Is War Becoming a Video Game?

Attack of the Drones is a look into the growing role that drones play in peacekeeping and military endeavours. It opens with the interior of an air force data centre and its multitudes of screens, some depicting the data being fed to the servicemen and women by a drone’s camera. One drone operator is undergoing […]
Engineering Giants
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Engineering Giants

Engineering Giants is a series featuring the disassembling of the world’s largest machines into their component parts in order to reveal their inner secrets. In the Jumbo Jet episode, engineers Tom Wriggelsworth and Rob Bell climb onto a 200 tonne Boeing 747. After it’s 36 million miles and 14 years with British Airways, it is […]
Rise of the Drones
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Rise of the Drones

Drones – unmanned flying robots – range from sizes as large as jumbo jets to as small as birds. Much of the technology that enables these robots to fly, detect and kill has remained a secret. Now, with rare access to drone engineers and controllers working for the US military, we learn about the technologies […]
The Pirate Bay: Away from Keyboard
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The Pirate Bay: Away from Keyboard

The Pirate Bay: Away from Keyboard focuses on the personal successes and defeats of the founders of the world’s largest file sharing website Pirate Bay – Gottfrid Svartholm, Fredrik Neij and Peter Sunde – as they battle against the entertainment industry. The documentary, directed by Simon Klose, narrates how the three individuals built the biggest […]
Phreaked Out
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Phreaked Out

Phreaked Out is a three-part series that dives into two worlds: the hacking world and the world of interconnected technology. It examines how the ‘internet of things’ and hacking intersect. The first episode introduces white hat hackers and security researchers to learn about the many ways of breaching the security of everyday devices such as […]
The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
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The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

The Internet’s Own Boy chronicles the life and work of internet activist and programming prodigy Aaron Swartz. Swartz was involved in pioneering web development projects from an early age. However, his social and political activism and his aggressive stance on free access to information put him in trouble with the US government. It resulted in […]
Code Rush
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Code Rush

Code Rush revolves around the lives of engineers at web-browser developer Netscape during as they rush to write the code for the Mozilla open-source project and save their company from ruin. Set in Silicon Valley during the latter years of the 1990s, it was an intense time for the Netscape engineers as it seemed that […]