Control Z

Control Z is all about unravelling technology and internet culture. It gets to the bottom of internet mysteries, and tells weird and surprising stories.

  • 15 minutes
    Moonshot rocketman (part 2)

    Last time we met Paddy, who has built a rocket! Now it’s time to find out if the money men are going to give him the $1 million he needs to get it into space.

    28 May 2017, 2:00 am
  • 15 minutes
    Moonshot rocketman (part 1)

    Paddy has built a rocket. But to get it into space, he needs money. So he's pitched his business to a group of venture capitalists. Can he raise the cash he needs?

    27 May 2017, 2:00 am
  • 15 minutes
    Five star foodies

    These days we're more likely to check out a restaurant's online star rating than turn to an old school newspaper review. So what are the pitfalls and perks of trusting the amateur critic?

    26 May 2017, 2:00 am
  • 15 minutes
    Magic beans for the internet

    In the world of domain name trading, a $10 purchase could turn you into a millionaire. We meet a man who gave up his job, spent his life savings and put everything on the line — including his marriage — for a single dot com.

    25 May 2017, 2:00 am
  • 15 minutes
    Malware hunters

    Ransomware is one of the biggest online threats, and it’s only getting worse. We meet the malware hunters — good guys fighting back against the organised crime groups — and discover that provoking the mob comes with serious risks.

    24 May 2017, 2:00 am
  • 15 minutes
    Being blind on the internet

    What is it the internet like when you can't see? What if you can see today, but your sight is slowly getting worse? Chris is racing against time to create the online world he needs, before he loses his sight for good.

    23 May 2017, 2:00 am
  • 15 minutes
    Going viral

    A baby moshing to metal music, a puppy impatiently honking a horn, a dress that no one can tell the colour of — viral content sweeps through social media and thrusts the makers into internet stardom. A new industry has popped up to monetise viral content, but are viral internet celebrities actually making any money?

    22 May 2017, 2:00 am
  • 15 minutes
    Clone wars

    What happens when you put everything into creating an original, fun, addictive game, only to have it immediately copied? Cloning is rife in the mobile gaming industry, and developers are losing money and artistic credit to copy-cats. So how hard is it to make a clone? Will and Yasmin go on a mission to find out.

    21 May 2017, 2:00 am
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