In the mid 20th century, the 'computer' was a behemoth - a 2-tonne machine that sat in research labs and university tech centers, inaccessible to the public. But not for long. In the 1980s, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs broke out in a heated battle to bring the computer to the masses. The race is one to see who will run the world's personal computers-a battle in which Jobs' ego may get the best of him.
Military planners are turning to technology to win battles of the future. Host Chuck Pell plays videos games that are shaping modern battle plans. He'll fly drones that are carrying a lot more than weapons.
In this CNBC Original, Maria Bartiromo takes viewers Inside The Mind Of Google for a rare look at the world's most powerful technology company and its crown jewel, the Google internet search engine. This is the fascinating story of how two grad students, in barely a decade, took a one-time research project and turned it into a global technology powerhouse changing the way we interact with information, the Internet, and each other.
Featuring the DC-3. Host Mo Rocca shows us what device is keeping sharks away from swimmers; the video doorbell connected to your smartphone; the history of the DC-3 airliner; and the coating for plastic bottles that gets the last drop.
Ever since the invention of the computer, man has feared 'the machine' and its ability to think. But a computer's unique computational power has also led to the development of games that are unpredictable, intelligent and malleable. Games like SimCity and Civilization simulate entire worlds and let players experiment with cause and effect. As the 1990s dawned, global turmoil forced gamers to find solace in the world of videogames - a virtual world that offered control at a time when the real world seemed dangerously out of control. Now, videogames have become tools for learning and creative expression.
Mother Nature - the ultimate design innovator. Host Chuck Pell sees how humpback whales are showing designers how to save millions in energy costs. In the Florida Keys scientists are using the birds and the bees to wipe out killer mosquitos.
Film director Ron Howard explores the aging process and how a group of scientists believe they have the knowledge to breakthrough how we treat the diseases of aging, and how we can expand the human life span.
Drones. They're the piece of future tech that everyone's talking about. Host Chuck Pell discovers how drone technology is saving the lives of thousands in disaster sites around the world. The sky is the limit.
At 19, Cameron's interest in social media and shock value led him to a craze known as the Piss Olympics. What started out as a prank nearly landed Cameron in prison and forever marred his presence on social media. #pissresponsibly. In the aftermath of a devastating breakup, Allyson Pereira obliged to her ex-boyfriend's request for a topless photo - only to have her image sent to all her friends and the entire school. (S.1 Ep.3) (Class. tba)
Emily Hartridge investigates why our online lives are so different from our real ones, and what affect this has on ourselves and our friends and family. She meets with victims of identity fraud and catfishing, the police, cyber-criminals and people who are Online and Lying in different and interesting ways.
After aspiring model Jennifer Box participated in a prank video called 'Drunk Girl', the backlash on social media was so severe that it resulted in a collapsed lung and a derailed career. While writing stories for strangers on a typewriter in a public park, writer Christopher Hemlin found himself the target of online abuse as a stranger's photo of him sparked countless mocking comments, which eventually escalated to threats of physical abuse. (S.1 Ep.6)
Seth Gordon's documentary The King of Kong follows the exploits of the two best Donkey Kong players in America. Billy Mitchell has held the world record for the popular video game for over 20 years. The film covers his rise to prominence, and the circle of associates he keeps in the Twin Galaxies organisation, which serves as the official referee and scorekeeper of the electronic gaming world; within the organisation, Mitchell is highly revered for his prowess at a number of games. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.
Aspiring actress, Glee fan and an extra on the show, Nicole, sent out a harmless tweet about the season finale resulting in a serious spoiler alert, sullying her name in the industry and ending her acting career before it had the chance to begin. Sierra McCurdy's misuse of emojis in a comment on a breaking news story about two officers shot in her home town resulted in some serious death threats. The harrassment and backlash got so bad her whole family went into hiding. (S.1 Ep.5)
Annemarie's ex-boyfriend began posting naked photos of her online - ones she didn't consent to taking. Shared across porn sites, she was stalked, ridiculed and humiliated at work, eventually taking matters into her own hands. Hoping to promote her makeup business, Ashley posted before and after shots of her face on Instagram, and the internet went wild - with harsh criticism. Breaking down her confidence, Ashley's self-esteem hit an extreme low. (S.1 Ep.4) (Class. tba)
From Super Mario Karts to Lara Croft: Tomb Raider to Grand Auto Theft, video games have come a long way since their humble beginning in the early 1970s. In an industry which is worth nearly 100 billion dollars, what is it about video games which have been so captivating and consuming? This feature documentary explores the history of video games; from its technology origins, to the birth of the arcade games - from Pong to Pac Man to Doom - this feature documentary chronicles the remarkable story of the fastest evolving new media of all time.
Mark was succeeding in his professional and personal life: a great career as an executive chef and a great girlfriend. It all changed when mark found himself in a Facebook fight with a woman who was insulting the practices of a restaurant she'd never been to, leading to unsavoury words being said - and cost him his job. Brianna Wu loves working in the video game industry but spoke out about the sexism that comes along with it. But her outspoken tweets received backlash in the form of over 180 death threats, causing Brianna to seek safety in random hotels. (S.1 Ep.2) (Class. tba)
This series explores the dark side of technology through first-person accounts of social media disasters. Ripped from the headlines, each episode tells the real-life stories of people whose posts, tweets or status updates brought about the wrong kind of attention. This episode features stories from former social media activist Suey Park before her #CancelColbert hashtag turned her life around for the worse. And Londoner Leigh Van Byran's tweet to 'destroy America' via partying hard led to his detainment at an American airport by Homeland Security. (S.1 Ep.1) (Class. tba)
The internet has transformed everything from how we enjoy entertainment and media to how we shop, learn and make friends. But how did the Internet begin? This BAFTA Award-winning series, presented by Aleks Krotoski, explores this by bringing together everyone who's anyone on the web - from Microsoft's Bill Gates to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales to Amazon's Jeff Bezos, and influential online figures, Al Gore and Stephen Fry.
Presenter, fashion technologist and passionate coder Chloe Watts visits some of the UK's most creative coders to demonstrate how exciting coding is, the job opportunities coding skills can lead to, and how necessary coding is for our future.
From Islamabad to Mexico City, host Ben Makuch travels the globe to explore the world's cyber battlegrounds, investigating the cutting-edge weapons being used, and the people on both sides of the conflicts. Russia hacked the 2016 Democratic National Convention to try to influence the US election. Ben travels from DC to Moscow to track down the hackers who actually pulled it off.
Jamie Bartlett uncovers the reality behind Silicon Valley's glittering promise to build a better world. The tech gods believe progress is powered by technology tearing up the world as it is - a process they call disruption.
Digital literacy is an essential part of an education and many students are learning to program much like their parents learned to write. Check out what children are coding as they prepare for their digital world.
Use this playlist to help students to understand how digital devices work around them. Discover the latest emerging technologies and the affect on individuals from the rise of the digital world. (ACTDIK023,ACTDIK024,VCDSTS043,VCDSTS044)
Space inspires our greatest scientific and creative minds. Take to the stars with NASA, or hop aboard Millennium Falcon in the best of space fact and fiction. (ACSSU188,ACSSU189,VCSSU127,VCSSU128,VCSSU129)