October 11th, 2016
Episode 851 of 860 episodes
Samsung has permanently stopped producing its overheating Note 7 smartphone. We gauge the mood in Seoul, South Korea with Youkyung Lee, a technology and business reporter for the Associated Press there. And we have further analysis from Jan Dorsen, of JackDaw Research in Utah, and battery technology expert Professor Clare Grey of Cambridge University. Also in the programme, Ireland's government has introduced measures to act as shock absorbers to deal with the fallout of Brexit. The BBC's Diarmaid Fleming in Dublin tells us why opponents think the country's budget is still too austere. Kenya's trade minister has called for special branding for all products made in countries that are in the East African Community. The BBC's Michael Kaloki in Nairobi tells us more about the minister's proposal. On Ada Lovelace day, we hear how the 19th century mathematician is inspiring women to take up careers in technology. Maria Ntalla is a senior software engineer at Pivotal, and explains what puts some women off taking up positions. Plus Shilpa Kannan reports from India on Google's ambitions to bring the internet to women in isolated communities.