Skip to main content

tv   Click  BBC News  July 6, 2019 12:30pm-1:01pm BST

12:30 pm
now. i don't know about you, i would have been out of the office. chuckles absolutely. we'll start at wimbledon where there's an exciting day six ahead with harriet dart, johanna konta, serena williams, rafa nadal and roger federer all in action a bit later. one result to bring you already today...petra kvitova's into the last 16, the 2011 and 2014 czech wimbledon champion and sixth seed made light work of magda linette from poland with a straight sets win on court number two, 6—3, 6—2 it finished. watch over on court number three. last year's quarter finalist kei nishikori ofjapan has taken the first set against the american stevejohnson 6—4. looks like he will take the second set as well. it's going to be a really busy day for andy murray who'll have to play both his mens doubles and mixed doubles matches. he's of course teaming up
12:31 pm
with serena williams. they were scheduled to be on centre court after coco gauff, but it was postponed because that match went on so late. serena plays first up on court one so they'll feature at some point later today. the wimbledon coverage is underway on bbc — you can follow it on the bbc sport website and app as well as radio 5live. it's not the match england wanted to be playing in but phil neville says they have to finish the women's world cup on a high despite being "sick" of losing semi—finals. they were beaten by the defending champions usa in the last four and england play sweden this afternoon in the third—place play—off. jane dougall‘s in nice for us. the england squad did not want to be here playing for a third place. of course they wanted to be in lyon, fighting in the world cup final for the trophy, but after the devastating loss against the usa, they have to salvage something from this world cup. they play against sweden in the third placed player. some of the members of the squad would in canada in 2015 when they
12:32 pm
w011 would in canada in 2015 when they won a bronze medal, —— were not in canada, so for them to wind a bronze medal would be something to be very proud of. those who were there four yea rs proud of. those who were there four years ago want to do just as well as they did back then. going into the match she would say england are the favourites, but sweden are a very strong squad, not much separated them in the netherlands. it went to extra time before the netherlands got a goal, so going into this match you could say that it would be tight, and sweden are a very strong team. looking at the england side, we know that millie bright will not feature after getting a red card against the usa. but we do know that karen carney will feature in the squad. this will be her last match as an england international. phil neville said she will come on the pitch to earn her 104 to fourth cap. and there are two matches at the cricket word cup today.
12:33 pm
india and sri lanka is under way, australia play south africa later. india will finish top of the table if they win and the leaders australia lose. england will play the team that finishes second in semi—finals. sri lanka won the toss and are batting first at headingly. they're currently 118 for four in the 28th over now, click. this week, it is our birthday. we are 1000 episodes young, and to mark it, we are making the bbc‘s first interactive, multi—choice tv show. there will be flowcharts, elephants, flowcharts, data, flowcharts, and wizards.
12:34 pm
a warm welcome to click. welcome to click. welcome to click, i am spencer kelly. finally we have reached a very special milestone. we have been on air every week of every year, without a break, since we launched in the year 2000, which means this week you are watching season 1, episode 1000. and to celebrate, we are making a world first. doing new things is in our dna. i am floating on air. which is why we don't just show you the tech, we use the tech to push the boundaries of what's possible on tv. here is the team. it is marc on camera one and two, simon on camera three and four, jen on five, nima on six and seven,
12:35 pm
ben on eight and this is thalia on nine. this was the world's first full tv programme to be filmed and edited only on mobile devices. fyi, it was a nightmare. this week's click has been filmed entirely in 360 degrees. this was another world first, where we reinvented how tv was made, for an audience that could look in any direction at any time. and this week, for click 1000, we have really gone for it. do i explore the cave, or do i look behind the tree? i'll explore the cave. so turn to page 84. this is how i spent a lot of my childhood, reading books where i could choose my own adventure, where at every point, i got to decide what happened next,
12:36 pm
and every time i read it, the story changed. i absolutely loved them. not only was i in a different world, but because i was in charge of the story, that story came to life. it felt so real. come on then, spen. so, after choose your own adventure books, came computer adventure games, first with text, and then with amazing graphics. but both would let me explore vast worlds, bigger than any book. the problem is tv doesn't let us do that. it tells one story, it makes one set of choices, and we just sit back and watch. until now. i demand freedom!
12:37 pm
imagine if everything that you watched was interactive, and if you could change your experiences depending on your mood, your desires, or even how much time you had. if you go online at the address that's on—screen now, you will find a special version of this programme that is interactive. you get to choose which tech stories you hear about, and in how much detail. as you watch, you'll be given options to dive deeper, or may be to look at things from a different perspective, or maybe to skip one entirely. the technology used to make this possible is known as object based media, or obm, and it could be the future of how we watch video content. broadcasters have been developing the tech for years now. bbc r&d has explored the concept with various online tutorials. the step by step nature of obm
12:38 pm
is particularly useful there. netflix has had a dabble with its puss in boots, and more recently, with charlie brooker‘s interactive bandersnatch. and now, premiering the bbc‘s first ever obm tv show is us. to say it's been a tricky, brain—melting minefield would be an understatement. it's a little bit like trying to pick up ants from space using tweezers with a blindfold on. these are all the plans that we've made to figure out how we're going to structure this episode. being obm is really different because you have to think of the story in different ways, because people might have seen other bits of the story, they might have chosen different path through the story. i have been told to create several million versions. it has taken more brainpower than any episode i have ever worked on, and more teamwork, to get the thing out there.
12:39 pm
trust me, we're not talking to each other the moment. what does that stand for? wizard. but we couldn't have done it without r&d‘s otherworldly expertise. matthew and his team have been devising an obm strategy for the last few years. a couple of years ago we decided we wanted to try and transfer this capability to create this stuff. we were busy engineering it, but we didn't have any tools. so we decided to build a story kit, essentially. custom—made software can handle hundreds of pieces of content, like video, audio and text, and put them together on the fly, as viewers make their choices. so it's a tool that is aimed at producers who have no hot software development skills, so the whole idea was to allow these people to then easily use an interface like a drag—and—drop interface like story former, to create those experiences.
12:40 pm
all in all, we think we have 148 different chunks of video, which to my mind makes about a gazillion different path through the content. also tons of footage, and we've used up every hard drive that we have. i suppose it's been keeping me up at night, thinking are we going to get it finished in time? it really has been a challenging process. there's been times when i had to dojust like... but we think are we really think, it's been worth it. putting you in the driving seat will mean, hopefully, you at home can enjoy the show more than ever before more. at the core of being able to give you all these choices is the idea of branching narratives, possible options that lead onto the next bit, or reroute you to a park where the story can flow from there. to get advice on how to create a multiple—choice click, i went to create one of the creators of the fighting fantasy books i grew up with, ian livingstone. it involves writing multiple storylines at once. and how i used to do it was create a map, on which i kept a record
12:41 pm
of all the encounters as you went through the adventure. it's giving you a choice like do you want to turn left or right, which is a simple choice, or do you want to try and tiptoe past the sleeping goblin or attack him with your sword. and the choices are quite varied. so when i'm writing i have to keep a record of where the reader would go. so if you make this choice, i need to make sure that they can actually get out of there, and then these are all the encounters. they find gold, they find treasure, they find magical items. can i show you our version of an adventure map? this is the layout of this actual interview, which is multichoice. what do you think? minimalist. not too many options, so we should be done in less than four hours. because it can take you days to get through a fighting fantasy game book. good luck on your adventure. that was ian livingstone talking to one of his biggest fanboys.
12:42 pm
now, currently, normaltv doesn't allow us to show you a fully interactive programme, so to give you a feel of what click obm will be like when you watch it online, we've added a dash of it to this week's tech news. you will see some options pop up on screen. you won't be able to click them, we will do that for you. but it should give you an idea of what to expect. hello and welcome to the week in tech. this week, the church of england issued its first guidelines for social media users. its release came the same time as the archbishop of canterbury streamed his own live video. nearly a decade ago, alphabet, the company that owns google, announced its balloon spin out, loon. this promised floating masts which would deliver 4g services to the world's most remote places.
12:43 pm
it is now planning to launch its first commercial trial with african telecom. loon‘s balloons are each the size of a tennis court, but they need to be as they are filled with enough helium to keep them afloat while carrying solar powered networking gear. this robot bear is quite aptly called huggable. the new trail suggests it could help poorly children feel better in hospital. more than 50 sick kids took part in the study with mit media lab, northeastern university and boston children's hospital. the hi—tech toy not only brought out more smiles, but also got the kids out of bed to be more at live too. huggable is far from the only cute robot on the block, though. in europe, this little robot even goes to school for sick children. this means they can virtually attend
12:44 pm
classes and play with their friends. and finally, an american artist has built robotic arms to let you poke, inflate and generally play around with famous paintings. neil mendoza's mechanical masterpieces is displayed at the children's museum of pittsburgh. that's it. and in the interactive version of click you can steer your own way to lara's tech news. but with great power comes great responsibility, i mean, do you really want to make decisions about the tv programme and films that you watch? would you rather just sit back and relax? and also, if you want to talk to your friends about what you see, they've seen a different version of the show, you don't have a common ground. and then there's another thing.
12:45 pm
through interactive experiences, it's possible to keep tabs on viewers‘ habits, and you may be giving out more information about yourself than you think. here is more. extrovert or introvert, welcomes a new experience, or more comfortable with tradition? we are using the data you collect while you are watching the obm to deliver a specific advert to you. the choices you made gave us an idea of your personality, it's certainly not scientific, if you try it out, see if we were right. researchers have worked out that even simple data leaks can give indications about your personality. 75 facebook likes are as illuminating as asking a work colleague about you. with 300 likes, as much as asking a partner about you. some of this data you might think is not too meaningful. people's intelligence, political views, religious views, sexuality, just because you like camping
12:46 pm
and a few other things. facebook, google and instagram do this, showing adverts tailored to our behaviour. this can be good if you're looking for a specific item, but also unnerving. people say online advertising is creepy, you are talking to a friend, then later on you see an advertisement for the same thing you are talking about. it mayjust be that you were talking to your friend but then the fact you are talking to someone else, they may search for something, then suddenly you are seeing an ad for something you are interested in. they infer you are friends and therefore probably have similar interests. if this creeps you out a bit, we'll look to see some of the tools online that remove your data trail. you might want to get rid of the cookies stored on your browser. these store personal data like your login, e—mail address and what is in your shopping basket.
12:47 pm
clear the cookies from your web browser using the appropriate menu. in chrome, it is in the history settings. in safari, choose preferences and privacy to block all cookies or the ones you want to manage access to. cookies aren't the only problem, other types of trackers can follow you around. some anti—tracking tools can help. privacy badger is free to add to your browser, it shows you which domains are following your online movements and lets you choose which ones to allow or block. ghostery flags more items. has a free basic service for desktop as well as smart apps. for $50 a year you can get a full protection for three devices. still, with all of these tools you may not be completely protected. this website,, shows a list of who has my information.
12:48 pm
mozilla firefox shows your privacy settings straightaway. it's the only open source browser that is major, which allows people to check its code, making it more trustworthy. there are some more whimsical ways you can protect your privacy. randomising your social media emoji reactions is one way to obscure your supposed personality. this is another tool, hiding the like counters, so you're not giving out data. instagram made its own version
12:49 pm
of hiding your likes. spencer: how might algorithms change how you watch in the future on tv based on your personal data? well, to simulate this we have taken dan timmins‘s report on tech in malawi and tailored it to a viewer who we know is interested in inventions and the environment but likes watching shorter reports. with an average income ofjust a few dollars a day, this part of the world is known as one of the poorest on the planet. what's less well known is how quickly malawi's two main cities, the capital, and the commercial centre, here, are expanding. as are their horizons. and malawi has a lot more high—tech than you might going on. than you might think going on. do you want to know more? well, how long have you got?
12:50 pm
researchers are developing artificial intelligence, creating smart homes, predicting health problems and making old computers work again. for the whole continent. in some ways, malawi's cities look and feel like many others, there's plenty of shops and services, new buildings are going up, importantly, there is a real need here for more simple tech that makes life better without the need for power. only a fraction of the country's actually on the power grid and even those who have it, well, historically it's been unreliable, demand far outstrip supply. in summer, even now at a cooler time of year, it can get up to the mid 20s. i'm on my way to meet a very cool inventor who specialises in sustainable technology. hello. hi.
12:51 pm
thanks for having us over. nice workshop. adis leads a team of around half a dozen or so at his home. all sorts of things are being hacked together here. it's a mass of ideas. this skeleton car will be on the road next month supposedly powered by steam. this tin can electric car uses phone id for security. and that is just one sim card that that works with. even this pottery wheel helps power things up. so has anyone before called you a mad professor? with all of this stuff? yes, i've gotten quite used to that. in the heat of the day, i have come to see a prototype adis is particularly proud of. this is the zero electric climate control system, the main thing here is what i call
12:52 pm
the cooling element. 0k. it takes water and presented to the environment, the heat and the environment help it evaporate, that process cools things down. it sounds very simple, but is there more to it? here we have formulated materials that already are folded up so tightly that they shrink a large amount of space into a very small space. right? at nanoscale. when we put water into it, that water can be spread out. and it can use up heat more efficiently. right. time to test our water climate cooler. so did the invention work? well, you can find out by watching the click obm show online.
12:53 pm
of course there are many more adventures waiting there or you do. we're really proud of our interactive programme and we would love you to stop by and choose your own path for us. the address is on screen now. we think it's a fitting way to celebrate our anniversary. there is another way too, of course, that was to look the archive, look at the silly old tech and our old haircuts. welcome to click online, the first of a new series for all those interested in new technology and the internet. in april 2000, the bbc decided to explore the exciting new world of the dotcom bubble. and in a spectacular piece of timing, click went on airjust as it burst. as online dog walkers and winetasting services tumbled around our ears, the programme went looking for the next big thing. i told you i could do it. we didn't always find it.
12:54 pm
oh, i forgot to change the batteries! but every so often, we backed the winner. gmail is a free e—mail service. is as simple as it gets. bluetooth. the device with some never—seen—before features has been billed as nothing short of revolutionary. we've met all sorts of amazing characters on our travels. it's me, mario! and i mean all sorts. we pushed tech to its limits. 0h! sometimes we pushed it too far. we're going to build artificial intelligence. and sometimes, we pushed back. and sometimes, it pushed back. they came here on a gold rush, promised riches for waste
12:55 pm
that is slowly poisoning them. right now, over 20,000 compromised personal computers are under our control. it's been an intense experience, but the thing it has really left me with is that i want to hold onto my data. over the past 19 years, we have built it. we've flown it. we've ridden it. we've broken it... we've worn it, even the electric shorts. wow! and we've played it. boy, we've played it. we've gone live. we've seen the very highest tech. this is a bit spiritual, really. and the lowest. over 1000 shows, it's been
12:56 pm
an enormous privilege for all of us to bring all of you the tech that's change the world. refreshing. or not. come on, percy. yeah, it certainly feels like we've seen it all, but, i have a suspicion that there is much, much more to come.
12:57 pm
and next week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, we'll bring you click 1001: a space odyssey! until then, on behalf of everyone who's worked on this programme over the years, and there have been many, thank you. thank you for watching, we'll see you next time. we have a lot of fine weather to come across the uk this weekend, but changes are afoot. we have a weather front sinking south, which is
12:58 pm
introducing cooler air. we will also bring —— it will also bring thicker cloud to wales and east anglia this afternoon, moving into southern england during the evening. we will get some outbreaks of rain as it does so, and we might see the cover is coming on at wimbledon late afternoon, early evening. some showers this evening across the south—east of england. all areas will move into fresher air, and a more comfortable sleep tonight than the nightjust gone. sunday begins with dry weather and decent sunshine. the cloud in the south—east drifting away during the day, but thicker cloud always bothering the north sea coasts, so keeping things cooler for aberdeen and newcastle. top temperatures on sunday, 21 or 22.
12:59 pm
1:00 pm
this is bbc news i'm shaun ley. the headlines at one: murderers who refuse to say where they've buried their victims could be more easily denied parole under a proposed new law. as the two men vying to be pm again attempt to win over members in two hustings today — a bbc investigation discovers some party members have received two ballot papers. a powerful earthquake has hit southern california for the second time in a matter of days. it's the strongest in the region for twe nty—five yea rs london's pride march is underway — it's expected to be the largest ever in the capital — with more than a million people attending. at wimbeldon — johanna konta, dan evans, harriet dart lead british hopes on day six.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on