292 - Taxi Drones / Flying Cars..?

May 19, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast is looking towards the skies and will be reporting on two exciting new projects that could revolutionise car travel in the next few years. First ENW will be in the Persian Gulf to report on a new drone taxi service starting in July. And then we will move on to Japan where one company is trying to manufacture a flying car in time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games! How..? When..? Who..?

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May 19, 2017
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264 - The Smart City..?

October 14, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a new scheme from the city of Yinchuan in China that will make the city one of the leading 'smart cities' in the world. Many aspects of daily life in Yinchuan are now simplified by smart technology. Using the bus – passengers scan their faces. When public bins need emptying - a message is sent to the rubbish collector. So, what else is happening in Yinchuan?

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October 14, 2016
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257 - Disarm the Smartphone!

August 06, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on a symbolic gesture that will see a popular emoji character changed forever. Apple, maker of the iPhone, has decided to replace the black and grey pistol emoji with a green water gun. The Californian based company has followed its great rival Microsoft by deleting the pistol emoji character. Why has Apple done this? What has been the reaction to this news?
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August 06, 2016
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245 - Sonic & Space Invaders

May 13, 2016


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on some of the most famous and beloved video games that have ever been played. Space Invaders, the first massively popular 'shooter' games and Sonic the Hedgehog have both been added to Video Game Hall of Fame. Why have these two video games been chosen? What special reasons were given?

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May 13, 2016
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219 - The Emotional Robot

November 06, 2015


Would you like to own or meet a robot that understands your emotions just by looking at you? Well, if you are then you should meet ‘Pepper’. This robot from Japan has become so popular since its launch in June that when 1,000 new Pepper’s were released this week - all of them sold out in less than 60 seconds. Why is Pepper special...?
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November 06, 2015
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