Archive for Adam Vaughan

  • VIDEO OF THE DAY – G Force Rap

    VIDEO OF THE DAY – G Force Rap

    By 21 August 2009

    Gadgets, gizmos, guinea pigs – G Force rocks! You really should see this movie. If you've seen a video online that you want to tell us about email us via the feedback form.

  • GreenPeak low power remote controls head for CES

    GreenPeak low power remote controls head for CES

    By 15 December 2008

    A new range of ultra low power remote controls are one of the greener gadgets debuting at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. GreenPeak, the company behind the gizmos, said in a statement that it "will be rolling out a new robust and reliable...

  • Eco Media Player Revolution MP3 player review
    3.5 out of 5

    Eco Media Player Revolution MP3 player review

    By 15 December 2008

    Wind-up media players offer the promise of living free of mains sockets, at least some of the time. Trevor Baylis' Revolution, the second in his Eco Media Player series, lives up to the dream by giving you 45 minutes of music playback for every minute...

  • Solargorilla solar charger review
    4 out of 5

    Solargorilla solar charger review

    By 12 December 2008

    Most portable solar chargers look like toys compared to this, the first mainstream charger capable of powering a laptop. While we like solar gadget chargers such as the Solio Magnesium, the Solargorilla really is in a different league. For starters, it...

  • Shiro launches self-powered solar MP3 player

    Shiro launches self-powered solar MP3 player

    By 12 December 2008

    Following rumours this year of a solar-powered iPod, Singapore-based Shiro has launched a solar media player. The Shiro SQ-S looks like a standard MP3 and video player, but with one key difference - solar photovoltaic cells on the back that, its makers...

  • 1000th computer awarded EPEAT green badge

    1000th computer awarded EPEAT green badge

    By 11 December 2008

    A Sony Vaio has become the 1000th PC to snag the coveted EPEAT eco label. EPEAT, which stands for Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, is a US labelling scheme that was launched in July 2006 and rates computer products on their environmental...

  • Twitter opens Poznan carbon summit

    Twitter opens Poznan carbon summit

    By 5 December 2008

    Twitter, the micro-blogging platform, has been deployed to open the workings of a major climate conference in Poland. The meeting in Poznan is host to 11,000 delegates working to thrash out the basis for 'Kyoto 2', an international agreement on cutting...

  • Npower "smart fridge" trial to test dynamic demand

    Npower "smart fridge" trial to test dynamic demand

    By 4 December 2008

    Energy giant Npower and tech firm RLtec are giving away thousands of "smart fridges" to test a new green technology. The two companies are trialling dynamic demand, a process of cutting national electricity demand in real-time - known as "load-shedding"...

  • Shoppers won't pay a premium for green gadgets

    Shoppers won't pay a premium for green gadgets

    By 3 December 2008

    More than half of US shoppers say they won't pay a premium for greener electronics, according to a new report. The GreenFactor study by Cohn & Wolfe suggests that only 15% of US consumers would pay more than average for a gadget with eco credentials....

  • Daewoo helps European "water power" car

    Daewoo helps European "water power" car

    By 2 December 2008

    A European company claims it's been joined by Korean car-maker Daewoo to produce a "water-powered" car. Swiss firm Ethos says it will have a prototype built December 2008 in partnership with Daewoo, with a mass production version arriving in 2009. The...

  • London vies with San Fran for electric car crown

    London vies with San Fran for electric car crown

    By 1 December 2008

    Boris Johnson has signalled his intent to put more electric vehicles on London's roads. At the first meeting of the London Electric Vehicle Partnership, Boris, car-makers and London boroughs signed up to a plan to develop infrastructure and incentives...

  • Subaru goes green with diesel engines

    Subaru goes green with diesel engines

    By 28 November 2008

    Subaru is using a new 'Boxer' diesel engine to boost fuel economy on its Legacy, Forester and Outback ranges. The Legacy Saloon is the greenest option of the bunch, clocking in at 50.4 miles per gallon and relatively low emissions - for it class - of...

  • iPower SX enters solar charger fray

    iPower SX enters solar charger fray

    By 27 November 2008

    A new solar charger promises to power your gadgets for longer. The Battech iPower SX enters a crowded solar charging market dominated by Solio, Powertraveller and Solar Technology, but hopes to win fans with its high capacity battery. While the iPower...

  • Mercedes-Benz brings cleaner C Class to UK

    Mercedes-Benz brings cleaner C Class to UK

    By 26 November 2008

    Big cars are rarely green, but a new model by Mercedes-Benz shows where carbon savings can be made. The firm's new C 180 is one of the first in the UK equipped with "BlueEFFICIENCY" measures which boost the car's fuel economy by 11% on the previous model....

  • VIDEO: Which green X Prize finalist gets your vote?

    VIDEO: Which green X Prize finalist gets your vote?

    By 25 November 2008

    Three YouTubers are competing to win a $25,000 (£16,546) prize for eco innovation. The winner of the "What's your Crazy Green Idea?" contest, organised by the X Prize Foundation, will be decided by a public vote. Ideas include pitting communities against...

  • Shoreline Cases debuts affordable recycled laptop bags

    Shoreline Cases debuts affordable recycled laptop bags

    By 24 November 2008

    Recycled laptop bags are nothing new, but the price on two freshly-launched green laptop bags is enough to turn heads. While previous recycled bags made from esoteric materials like old sails and rubber truck tyres have commanded a price tag of £60 and...

  • Nikon wins two gold DIWA awards

    Nikon wins two gold DIWA awards

    By 21 November 2008

    Nikon has received gold DIWA awards for two of its DSLR cameras, the D60 and D300. DIWA or Digital Imaging Websites Association, is an international network of independent websites focusing on digital imaging. The winners of its awards are chosen by professional...

  • Hyundai HED-5 i-mode makes green splash in US

    Hyundai HED-5 i-mode makes green splash in US

    By 21 November 2008

    Hyundai's concept eco car is going into production in the US. The HED-5 i-mode, which was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, appeared at the LA Motor Show with a new engine aimed at the North American market. Unlike the diesel...

  • Toyota Auris launches with stop-start tech

    Toyota Auris launches with stop-start tech

    By 20 November 2008

    Toyota's first ever European car with stop-start technology has gone on sale. Introduced this week, the Toyota Auris automatically cuts and restarts the engine when you stop, saving fuel and bringing down the car's carbon emissions. Like the hybrid technology...

  • Dell PCs hit Energy Star 5 ahead of schedule

    Dell PCs hit Energy Star 5 ahead of schedule

    By 19 November 2008

    Dell has met the US government's new energy efficiency rating seven months early. The PC giant has announced that a selection of its laptops and desktops already match 2009's new Energy Star 5.0 standards, which require a minimum internal power supply...

  • MyCar electric car to arrive for Christmas

    MyCar electric car to arrive for Christmas

    By 18 November 2008

    The NICE Car Company has confirmed its MyCar two-seater electric vehicle will be delivered to customers before Christmas. Unveiled in 2004 but only launched in the UK at the British Motor Show earlier this year, the MyCar isn't the most powerful EV of...

  • Could Wii Fit create bad body image?

    By 7 May 2008

    Parents on an online forum have expressed concerns over Nintendo's Wii Fit creating a bad body image, particularly with young girls. The controversy was sparked after a user complained that the game labelled her relative overweight. "My [relative] came...

  • Family Ski slaloms onto the Wii

    Family Ski slaloms onto the Wii

    By 1 May 2008

    Skiing fans will soon be able get a taste of the slopes throughout the year with a new game that's headed for the Wii in June. Developed by Namco Bandai, Family Ski will see up to four family members clip on their skis, practice their snowplough and speed...

  • Nintendo Wii Fit tops chart in debut week

    Nintendo Wii Fit tops chart in debut week

    By 29 April 2008

    After we reported on the initial apparent sales success of Nintendo's most recent release, Wii Fit, it's official that the game set-up has stormed the All Formats chart in its first week, becoming the sixth fastest-selling UK debut ever. The fitness game...