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Episode 2 - Living without wires

Monday 10 August 2009

This week on The Gadget Show Suzi and Ortis face a head to head race across England to find out whether it is possible to lead a totally wireless life. Has technology reached a point where we no longer need wires and cables? With this question in mind Suzi takes on Ortis, using only wired technology to help her, in a dash from London to Plymouth. Ortis, on the other hand can only use wireless technology in this exciting tech-fuelled race that involves Lamborghinis, power boats, trains, electric cars and even the tube – Check out all the tech that help them do it here…

WiFi Detector T Shirt Garmin ASUS Nuvifone G60 Hovery Bimo Zero Extreme MX Princess V62 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder Adrenalin Quarry The UK agent for Zero V62 Yacht provided by The UK agent for Zero First Great Western Orderman Lamborghini Smart ED provided by Olley’s Fish Experience Red Rocket Graphic Design Limited Barclays Amusement magazine Voilet Panasonic UK Ltd eXpansys Barclaycard www.borkowski.co.uk www.smart.com www.audible.co.uk Mobell Communications

Hounslow Film Office Chiswick Library

Also on this week’s show Jon gets to grips with some very intelligent ovens with the help of top chef Simon Rimmer – ovens so clever that they claim to cook your food perfectly without any requirement for you to keep an eye on the temperature or time settings.

Electrolux Inspiro Oven De Dietrich DOP895B ICS Pyroclean Oven H 5681 B ‘Filming for the Oven’s Test took place at the Orchards Cookery School in Worcestershire. For further details on courses etc, visit www.orchardscookery.co.uk

Also Jason checks out the very best browser games you can play on the internet for free!

Line Rider Scary Girl Desktop Tower Defence Auditorium Quake Live

And in the news this week, Jason and Suzi gets to grips with the latest in ahem, toilet technology. From toilet roll holder iPod docks to self-shutting toilet seats.

iCarta iPod Toilet Tissue Roll Holder Speaker System

www.datakits.co.uk

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Peter Meehan

Hi, Great fan of the gadget show - Watch it every week. Really enjoyed the wired/wireless challenge last night. But I couldn't help notice that Suzi cheated, because she used her wireless moblle to get Otis's phone number. Naughty girl. Regards Peter Meehan

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Liz

Very interesting but why select an electric Smart car when a Tesla Roadster, an electric car which only needs recharging every 244 miles and does 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, would have been perfect. Also Tesla is already in the UK.

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Richie Jennings

The death slide at the end of the race looked amazing, can anyone tell me where it is in Cornwall please?

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Brian

Great challange!!! Apart from when Suzi says the zip wire is the longest in the UK when its not! Longest is in Scotland in Aberfoyle :-)

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cez

where in cornwall was the zip line?

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pezap1

Just watched the show and couldn't help notice that the train from London to Plymouth was diesel powered, is this wireless?

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Reda

Does anyone know what the phone that was featured on here was called?

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mm001

Does anyone know the name of the song/tune playing in the background when the race between the hovercraft and the bike was on ? Its a very famous tune and often hear it in Premier League football

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Robert

Love the gadget show, brilliant stuff and this challenge is no exception. However, its not to say that wired tech is better, e.g, in real life Oatis could have used any of the tech Suzi used combined with wireless tech could easily beat both of them. 8)

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