New tech­no­log­i­cal de­vices on the mar­ket

Macclesfield Express - - TVWEEK -

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.

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