New technological devices on the market
If like most of us, your are frustrated with having to be shown how to use your new tablet, smartphone or other gizmo by your children or grandchildren, then never fear because The Gadget Show (Channel 5, 7pm) team are back. Incredibly, this is the 22nd series Channel 5's technology and consumer magazine, meaning that the show has been going a lot longer than some of the inventions they tested out in the early days. The secret to the show's longevity is that although it aims to provide enough specialist information for the more knowledgeable (some would say, geeky) audience, it still makes it accessible to the more casual viewer. And in this new series, hi-tech gang Jason Bradbury, Amy Williams, Ortis Deley and Jon Bentley are aiming to get fans more involved than ever. As well as unearthing the world's best gadgets, the quartet are also encouraging viewers to submit their own tech dilemmas to the team, asking for help and getting their questions answered by experts. As usual, the team are also going on the road, exploring the gadget globe from California to Germany and interviewing the tech stars of the 21st century – YouTube and Vine personalities, gamers and more. Back by popular demand is the 'Versus' segment, as the gang pair off to compete against the pros, who this run will include Olympic swimmers, international photographers and even private detectives. Tonight, the team goes behind the scenes with Brighton-based Dan Middleton from the familyfriendly YouTube gaming channel The Diamond Mindcart, which is based around Minecraft. An internationally known geek star, reviewer and gaming expert, DanTDM's videos were watched over 400 million times in July and he has even become the inspiration behind a toy range. Meanwhile, Jason and Ortis join forces to take on a master detective at her own game. Can technology give them the edge to figure out which of three suspected criminals committed a car crime? Ortis also travels to California to check out a new bionic eye implant designed to help blind people regain their sight. Olympic gold-medallist Amy, who has injected much-needed athleticism into the show since replacing Countdown star Rachel Riley last year, gets to grips with a robotic hand.
Gizmos: With Jason Bradbury, Amy Williams and Ortis Deley.