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and with you. me made great tee of course. rip, pg. mumford and son's guitarist said, rip goat, man of the world, oh, well, thank you for the music. we've still got some torrential thunderstorms and downpours at the moment, but tomorrow offers a lot more in the way of sunshine compared with today. there will be some downpours to dodge but more of you will spend the bulk of the day drive. the storms were largely pushed north and east into the north sea, but still some heavy showers this evening and overnight across parts of scotland and northern england. more places become dry, with clear skies and slightly fresher than last night, but temperatures still in double figures as we start tomorrow morning for the sunny for england and wales tomorrow morning. cloudy for scotland and northern ireland with outbreaks of rain. they will head eastwards. in
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the afternoon across england and wales, the showers will get going. some of you avoid them altogether, and they will come and go throughout the day, pushed along by a stiff breeze than today. the strongest winds in the hebrides later, with 50 mph gusts. 14 or 15 the high, up to 23 in the sunshine in the south—east, with less humidity. the headlines. tourists returning to
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the uk from spain will need to quarantine for two weeks due to covid—i9. meanwhile, a spike in coronavirus cases in spain has prodded new measures there amid fears of a more widespread second way. health experts have said the case for action on obesity has never been stronger because of the coronavirus pandemic. gyms and swimming pools have reopened in england but there is a warning that up england but there is a warning that up to england but there is a warning that uptoa england but there is a warning that up to a third may it stay because of financial troubles. british crime musician wiley is dropped by his management after a stream of anti—semitic comments on social media. —— british grime musician. and peter green, the influential blues guitarist and co—founder of the band fleetwood mac, has died aged 73. ina in a moment, we're going to catch up
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with all of the sport, but first it's time for the tech news with click. hey, welcome to click. now, as more and more places start to open up here in the uk there are some people who are starting to think about whether travelling or going abroad for a summer holiday is a possibility, and is safe. and that's why today, lara is not at home, she is at an airport. after months in isolation the idea of coming to a bustling airport, let alone getting on an actual plane can be slightly unnerving. here at heathrow things are much quieter than usual, but they are doing everything they can to try and make the place covid—safe, with a fair bit of help from technology.
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let's go and take a look. these robots were previously used to kill off hospital—acquired infections, but now there is one in each terminal, deployed to disinfect. mapping its route and focusing on the most common touch points. it uses uvc light, and viruses don't have an immune system to uvc, and that, in effect, stops it from replicating and kills the virus. the only way we could safely see it lit up and working though was through the window of this conference room. there is a good reason we couldn't go in, for the first few seconds that it is on, the room smells of burning skin, apparently. that's just from anything that may be laying around in the office. so, to avoid any nasty burns, it needs to get its work done when no—one is around. its motion and vibration sensors double—checking that no—one has appeared unexpectedly.
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but at least it is pretty speedy. in the airport here, this robot can disinfect 18,000 square metres in a minimum space of two and a half hours. it disinfects, not cleans, so it is nice to send this into say a washroom, disinfect it, then it is safe for the cleaning staff to go in, then they can clean. in an airport it is notjust about cleaning overnight. a place like this is usually pretty busy and that means that people's hands going on the same surfaces quite a lot, especially somewhere like an escalator. the solution here could also lie in a uv light. this escalator has been retrofitted with one underneath the belt, so it means that every time it goes round, it is being sanitised. and the whole route we take through the airport seems to have been carefully considered. stickers on lift buttons, wrappers on escalator handles, so think about your antibacterial spray but from a virus point of view. you wrap that around
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the escalator handle and it basically gives you several months of virus—free touching, and what we do is we have a technical check that we can make, our biotechnicians do this on a regular basis to see what the viral load is on those touch points, they can make sure that that wrapper is working and fully functional. it is used in a number of different places. we have them on lift buttons, escalators and also importantly on trolley handles. there is also mandatory mask wearing, and other safety features are being trialled, like this camera detection system tracking people's temperatures. the only thing that seems to be missing right now is, somewhat unsurprisingly, the passengers. google‘s pixel buds have finally come to the uk this week, nine months
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after they were first announced. so, so i've been seeing how they stack up next to some other big brand wireless earphones. the apple airpods pro and the snappily—titled sony wfiooo xm3s. i am wearing the pixel buds now, and google has designed them to lie flat in your ears, so they have a low profile, which i appreciate, because you don't catch them if you are taking off your shirt or if you are wearing a hat. all three of these come with a case that recharges your earbuds. google‘s is designed to look like a stone, which is very nice, and it fits in that tiny extra pocket in yourjeans. sony's case is the outlier, because it's comparatively huge. i'm not a big fan of this rose gold effect lid, because the paint has started to chip off. the big question of course is, how do they sound? i was never the sort of person to spend about £200 on a pair of headphones. until about two years ago my boss convinced me to buy these, because the audio quality and the noise cancellation were outstanding. and i never regretted it, because i wore them every day on the way to work,
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on flights, things like that. and the sony in—ear buds come fairly close to that sound quality. when i got the airpods pro, i was disappointed, because they cost more than any of these other headphones. but they just didn't sound as good. everything sounded a little bit duller. the pixel buds probably ran somewhere in between in terms of audio richness, but there is a problem with these. whatever i'm listening to, whether it's spoken word or music, there is a low level, quiet hissing noise the entire time, almost like you are listening to songs on a cassette tape rather than a clean digital copy. and it's most noticeable if you are listening to music in bed at low volume. not everyone can hear it. my housemate couldn't hear the hissing noise but i could, and so could lots of other people complaining on the google message boards. for a sound product, that's a fundamental problem. another weird thing about the pixel buds is that they don't have noise cancellation, and the sony and airpods pro both have really good noise cancelling for something so small. the pixel buds are at the end of the price scale where i would expect to have it.
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here is a quick look at some of the other features. the sonys come out top for battery life, and i've never had a problem with any of these running out, because they all recharge when you put them back in the case, the pixel buds and airpods pro have the added bonus of a wireless charging case, and both of them are also sweat resistant, while the sonys are not, although i used to wear them at the gym all the time, and they haven't broken yet. one little thing i'm really glad that the pixel buds get right is that they play the low battery noise at the same volume as the music you've been listening to, which is really important if you are trying to fall asleep. for some reason i cannot understand, the airpods pro play a really loud low battery noise, even if you are playing music at the quietest volume and so many times, i've fallen asleep with these in, and then suddenly... battery alert noise it makes me jump out of my skin every time. apple, please fix this! but that is a small issue compared to the hissing on the pixel buds. google says the hissing is rare, and it will fix it with a software update, but these first came out in the us in april and it's still not fixed,
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so i suppose we'll have to wait and see. now, are you counting down to the next generation of video games consoles and will you be team xbox or team playstation? that decision often rests on the exclusive games and franchises that each offers. the sony line—up for the ps5 has achieved universal acclaim from the gaming community but nothing xbox has revealed so far has set pulses racing but all that could be about to change, thanks to the biggest franchise xbox has, halo. mark chislow has been finding out more. halo hero the master chief is xbox‘s not so secret weapon in the next generation console showdown with playstation. the new game, halo infinite, has action centred around the master chief, now battling a foe called asheron,
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tackling a bad—tempered space bad guy who leads the distinctly unfriendly—sounding banished. i sat down with bonnie ross, head of things halo at microsoft and phil spencer, head of xbox, to talk about the master chief's next gen outing. as far as the next gen consoles are concerned is it that graphics so sharp you can see sweat on the brow of an alien before you dispatch them, with zero load times, or is there more to it than that? obviously you have got ten times the processing power, but for us it is about the universe, and the suspension of disbelief. we have spoken before notjust in halo but in video games about how agency, player choice, is one of those things that really connects you to the story. you now have more choice in the decisions that you make as master chief, which i do think, in the long run, it is a mechanism for connecting you more
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to the story that is there. halo infinite is arguably the biggest and most important launch title for the new xbox. to date it has generated about £5.5 billion in sales, shifting 77 million copies across the franchise lifetime. big numbers. the first halo combat evolved for the original xbox back in 2001, developed by bungie it combines storytelling the satisfying combat and for the time incredibly lush visuals. successful sequels followed before developers bungie departed microsoft games studios and went on to make their own sci—fi looter and shooter, destiny, which left 3a3 industries to produce halo four and five, both commercially successful games which had a mixed
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response from fans. i think with halo four we told a beautiful story, i'm proud of what we did with campaign, but we fell so, first time up at the bat, i hope that we are learning it is a new game on a new console so the master chief has some new kit to play with including this, the grapple shot. and the drop shield which provides master chief
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with temporary cover. a health warning. on this evidence xbox seems to have got some of its mojo back. we will find out if it is enough to face down the challenge playstation 5, when xbox series x launches later this year. that was marc. looks like the next—generation console war is hotting up. that's it from us for the moment. from me on the sofa, and from lara at arrivals,... as ever, you can keep up with the team throughout the week on social media on youtube, instagram, facebook and twitter, @bbcclick. thanks for watching and we will see you soon. bye— bye.
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