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From wearables to drones, technology continues to redefine our everyday lives – for better, or weirder?

Banner Image: "Skeledrone" created by Simon Saito Nielsen of Ctrl.Me Robotics; photograph by Robert LaFond

Producers:
Frances Anderton
Caroline Chamberlain

The Wacky World of Wearables 10 MIN, 39 SEC

Fitness trackers, smart watches, and wearable cameras are hot right now. But what exactly is the benefit of wearing gadgets that pretty much do what smartphones already do? And might we max out on personal data?

DnA’s associate producer Caroline Chamberlain reports.

Guests:
Caroline Chamberlain, Digital Producer, 'Good Food' and 'DnA' (@CarolineKCRW)

Reinventing Drones 15 MIN, 32 SEC

In case you thought civilian drones were simply used to film stuff, there is a community of drone hobbyists who are adapting unmanned aerial vehicles for other uses, from 3D printing to spooking people on Halloween.

DnA meets architectural designers Jared Shier and Tam Tran, and Simon Saito Nielsen, of Ctrl.Me Robotics.

Guests:
Jared Shier, Gensler
Tam Tran, Gensler
Simon Saito Nielsen, Ctrl.Me Robotics (@SimonSaito)

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