We voluntarily share information on our Facebook walls, and by signing their Terms of Service, we voluntarily allow Facebook to use this information for whatever the company finds useful. But we know very little about Facebook and how it uses our personal information for data. This documentary investigates the paradox of a social media that promotes openness and transparency, but which as a company reveals little of itself to the 1.4 billion people who use its services daily. It reveals how Facebook behaves within these parameters, meeting people who have crossed the invisible lines controlled by Facebook. It's a journey into the unknown land of 'Facebookistan'.
Designed In China (Part 2)
For the second episode of Click's Designed in China special, the Click team travel to China's tech capital, Shenzhen, to meet with some of China's largest technology companies and find out how our gadgets go from ideas to finished products. Plus the week's tech news.
In the first of its kind, Click has a special '360' episode of the program filmed with cameras that see in a full sphere around them. They fly by helicopter to a glacier in Switzerland to see the seismological experiments buried there, and also get unprecedented access to areas of CERN - the world's largest physics experiment.
This week Click is on a day out at the zoo to see how tech is being used to aid conservation projects around the world. By studying the data collected by various pieces of tech conservation researches are hoping to understand how climate change is effecting animals' numbers, habitat and food supply. The same tech is also being used in Africa to stop poachers.
In a drone special Marc Cieslak reports on the world's largest drone race in Dubai - Lara Lewington looks at drone prevention and Jen Copestake is at the world's first flight test of a drone flying with a hydrogen fuel cell.
This week's Click has a surveillance theme - we look at surveillance tech old and new from the consumer ready spying gadgets you can buy today, to Berlin's new surveillance museum, literally called 'The Spy Museum', which uses today's cutting edge technology to show off the top spying tools from history.
In this episode, Click does politics. The team finds out how technology is changing the way we engage with and get into politics, while exploring both the positive and negative effects. Plus they test a virtual sim that is promising to give a lot more control over how we use our mobile number. They also take a look at smart looking smart jewellery and test drive Karma, GoPro's brand new drone.
This week Click visits Google and meets the team behind its latest translation tools and discovers the company's ambitions for self-driving cars. Plus we try out the HTC Vive Virtual reality headset and discuss the tech problems the 10 year old New Horizons probe might encounter as it approaches Pluto.
This week's Click is all about car technology. We visit the home of Jaguar Land Rover and find out how cars may be used to report on potholes and road conditions in future. We test out the e-bicycle that can go 45mph but will cost you 25,000 dollars. We sit in the car that predicts what features you might to be automatically turned on. And proving virtual reality isn't just for gaming - we look at the latest version that's helping designers come up with the cars of tomorrow.
Click reports from the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland. They've got some great access to the more restricted parts of the facility; from the control rooms where physics control the particle accelerators, to the 27km of tunnels buried underneath the Swiss/France border containing the Large Hadron Collider, and finally some really amazing shots inside the CMS Experiment, which is a huge 14m high experiment used to smash particles together and record what happens.
A special episode of Click which explores the future of Virtual Reality and how people form relationships with one another, from its potential for social networks, to ways it might allow users to engage in virtual romantic relationships.
Designed In China (Part 1)
As part of BBC World News' Designed in China Season, Click visits China for a three-part special. The team explores the latest technology on driverless cars in Beijing, an area where China is seen to be.
In celebration of Christmas, the merry gang are together around an Xmas gadget table. Gifts will be exchanged, including remote-controlled robot toys, group selfie sticks and the team enjoy a singalong by the fire via a new smartphone app.
We have a selection of VTs including Dan Simmons in Malawi focussing on photography kit to help you take better snaps whilst on holiday, we have Dave Lee in Korea getting into the festive season by eating a lot of food and sharing it online - a huge craze in Korea at the moment - he meets one of the big stars in the area. And Spencer gets to experience his very own sleigh ride, in a Dalek!
We rely ever more on warehouses full of data servers for all sorts of computing activity. As is often reported - they give off loads of heat and need cooling - so what if you could use that heat to warm people's homes? That's exactly what one company in the Netherlands has started doing. Also, we look at the Artificial Intelligence engine taking on humans at poker - for real money.
This week Click takes a look at the future of sports broadcasting - live streaming in virtual reality which will transport users to the best seats in the house. We follow a company's pilot as they try to bring VR to the US open golf tournament.
Click looks at Star Citizen - the video game which has received the most money of any crowdfunding at 106 million US dollars and rising. The game has caused a lot of controversy with some funders believing they might be being ripped off.
Click is in Japan to visit the CEATEC technology show. They're doing a deep dive of Japanese technology, looking at their approach to getting autonomous cars on the road. Plus a collar which will help you understand your dog better!
Click looks back at 2015: The rise of the machines - We are in Australia checking out the massive self-driving mining trucks, in the US, we are testing driving intelligent cars and in Japan, we are served by a robot receptionist. We are also looking at the living algorithms that can read, learn and then find answers to big human problems and we turn cockroaches in to cyborgs helpers for disaster zones.
In America the world's first use of dedicated public safety wireless network called First Net is rolling out - Jen Copestake had an exclusive look and spent time with the police force using the network to allow all of their officers to wear body cameras which can be accessed live at any time by their supervisors at base.
This documentary series charts the most ambitious architectural creations of the 19th and 20th centuries. The famous Pompidou Centre in Paris, designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers revolutionized museum culture with its playful brightly colored tubes.
Photographer Nigel is building his first house with wife Nina on a site steeped in bushland that will form his inspiration. He's designing the house around a large Eucalyptus tree that will be the focal point.