Restart Radio

The Restart Project hosts a different kind of gadget show, encouraging people to use their electronics longer in order to prevent waste, save money, and be happier.

Restart Radio airs live every Tuesday at 1:30pm on London’s best indie radio station, Resonance 104.4 FM (also on DAB).

Our theme music is made with lasers, photovoltaic cells, and repurposed computer parts, a collaboration between Opto Noise and Cassini Sound.

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Restart Radio: A second wave of “wearables” for consumers?

This week, Janet is joined by Restart volunteer David Méry to discuss both the opportunities and problems created by new wearable technologies.

Restart Radio: Keyboards and the durability of interfaces

We talk with mechanical keyboard enthusiasts about improving our time typing. Not everybody takes such interest, but with care at purchase and maintenance, keyboards can really last

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Restart Radio: Designing consumer rights and trust

Trust is key in any relationship, be it with other humans or the gadgets we use. What happens to that trust when those devices evolve beyond our expectations? Talking to Matthew from design studio IF, we explore the role of design in empowering people to trust their devices.

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Restart Radio: 3D sound, hardware and software

What’s the difference between a prerecorded birdsong and a real one? 3D sound aims to bring audio technology even closer to “real life”. If it does really work, will it render all our regular listening devices obsolete?

Tim Hunkin in his workshop

Restart Podcast Ep. 21: Tim Hunkin and the Secret Life of Machines

The universe of Tim Hunkin is one of whirring gears, flashing lights and strange characters: but underneath the fun and frivolity is an in-depth examination of the history of society’s relationship with technology.