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British Gas announces Hive Active Heating, offering remote control from your smartphone

British Gas announces Hive Active Heating, offering remote control from your smartphone

By 25 September 2013

British Gas has announced that it plans to play a larger role in controlling your home energy, launching a new brand known as Hive. Hive, by British Gas, will be a family of devices and systems designed to drag your energy controls into the modern world.... >>

Apple’s green label removal leads San Francisco to look to ban

Apple’s green label removal leads San Francisco to look to ban

By 11 July 2012

Apple has found itself in a new war of words, but this time it’s with an environmental agency. The San Francisco Department of Environment has said laptop and desktop computers made by the manufacturer will no longer qualify for city funds, a move which... >>

Hands-on: energyEGG review

Hands-on: energyEGG review

By 16 April 2012

Not to be confused with the Energy Eggs that are homeopathic healing stones, the EnergyEGG from Treegreen is a wireless appliance control system that promises to switch off unused appliances when you leave the room. Interested to see how the gadget works... >>

Nest learning thermostat pictures and hands-on

Nest learning thermostat pictures and hands-on

By 17 January 2012

Thermostats are dull aren't they? But they do control half of the money that you fork out every year on energy, so it pays to have a good one. And by good one we, of course, mean one that looks like HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Unlike HAL though, the... >>

Toyota NS4 pictures and hands-on

Toyota NS4 pictures and hands-on

By 13 January 2012

With the influx of electric cars, the Toyota and Lexus environmentally-friendly image halo - built up thanks to its leadership in hybrid cars - is under threat. So it’s no surprise to see this "NS4" concept appear in Detroit, and be badged with some... >>

SolarKindle e-reader cover shines on

SolarKindle e-reader cover shines on

By 9 January 2012

As Liam Gallagher once claimed; You can wait for a lifetime to spend your days in the sunshine. But by the time you that, your Kindle would've run out of juice. Luckily for you, SolarFocus Technology has unleashed the SolarKindle over in Vegas at CES... >>

Toshiba LED Louvre illumination: Pictures and bright-eyes on

Toshiba LED Louvre illumination: Pictures and bright-eyes on

By 8 December 2011

Toshiba has switched on the first part of its LED Louvre project, literally lighting up the world famous museum in a ceremony attended by Pocket-lint. The Japanese company showed off the first stage of its renewal of the external lighting at the site... >>

LED art as Toshiba lights up the Louvre

LED art as Toshiba lights up the Louvre

By 17 November 2011

Leonardo da Vinci, Antoine Watteau, Johannes Vermeer, Michelangelo and Toshiba - just some of the notable names whose work lights up the Louvre in Paris. Yes, Toshiba - you read that correctly. The Japanese company has just announced that it is literally... >>

VW Nils Concept pictures and hands-on

VW Nils Concept pictures and hands-on

By 20 September 2011

The 2011 Frankfurt motor show's theme was clear to see: urban mobility. And while Audi and Opel brought very cool and interesting sub-car concepts, the one that deserves your greatest attention is the VW Nils. Why? Because this isn't concept car hocus-pocus.... >>

Vauxhall Ampera pictures and hands-on

Vauxhall Ampera pictures and hands-on

By 19 September 2011

Last week, Pocket-lint got its hands on the very first Vauxhall Ampera to hit UK shores. This is not the finished car, but it's pretty close to it. Aside from having its steering wheel on the wrong side, it gives a very complete feel for how the UK model... >>


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