Technology

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 bein...
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 controve...
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 l...
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...
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...
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’ rol...
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 in...
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 intro...
Pixel Pioneers: A Brief History of Graphics
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Pixel Pioneers: A Brief History of Graphics

Pixel Pioneers: A Brief History of Graphics explores the graphical evolution of video game over the years. Graphics are often considered one of the most important aspects of gaming, representing the technological sophisticati...
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...
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 politi...
The Machine That Made Us
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The Machine That Made Us

The invention of the printing press was revolutionary at its time and remains one of the hallmarks of human achievement. With the printing press and the introduction of the printed written word, the landscape of history was f...