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

    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
    Phones

    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
    Gadgets

    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
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    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
    Cars

    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
    Cars

    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
    Cars

    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...

  • Audi Urban concept car makes debut in Frankfurt
    Cars

    Audi Urban concept car makes debut in Frankfurt

    By 12 September 2011

    Pocket-lint is no stranger to electric vehicles. We got hands-on with the Nissan Leaf ahead of its UK launch last year, and also took the £1.6 million Citroën Survolt up Goodwood Hill as part of the Festival of Speed this summer. But we've never seen...

  • New Samsung laser printers play the eco card
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    New Samsung laser printers play the eco card

    By 1 August 2011

    It's difficult to get excited about printers, but to Samsung's credit it's really trying its best to get our pulses racing with two new devices aimed at small businesses. The ML-4510ND and ML-5015ND are both designed to handle large volume print jobs...

  • iDapt i1 goes green for gadget charging
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    iDapt i1 goes green for gadget charging

    By 26 July 2011

    The UK apparently wastes around £900 million a year powering gadgets that are fully charged (with Mrs Pocket-lint accounting for roughly a third of this) so iDapt has done something to cut the cost to our wallets, and Mother Nature's health, by unveiling...

  • LG goes green for 3D TVs
    Home Cinema

    LG goes green for 3D TVs

    By 7 July 2011

    LG has announced that it has earned Europe's first TV Carbon Reduction Labels for two of its Cinema 3D TVs - the LG 47LW5500-ZE and the 47LW550T-ZE. The certificate, awarded by the Carbon Trust, signifies that LG is being green and counting the carbon...

  • Apple car coming soon?
    Cars

    Apple car coming soon?

    By 28 March 2011

    Cars made from the fibres of fruit plants could be the eco-lovers choice of transport in the future - and not just the chassis, we're talking full engines made from organic substances. The claim comes from scientists in Brazil, who state that fibre-reinforced...

  • Rickshaw rides into the future with electric makeover
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    Rickshaw rides into the future with electric makeover

    By 18 February 2011

    An electric Rickshaw is due to hit the streets of Japan, which looks to move with the times whilst retaining a variety of traditional elements. The eco-friendly, electric-powered rickshaw has been manufactured by the Yodogawa group in Japan and uses a ...

  • Nissan Esflow blows the Leaf away
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    Nissan Esflow blows the Leaf away

    By 10 February 2011

    We love the Nissan Leaf. We love the fact it's eco-friendly. We love the gadgetry on board. We even love its garish blue colour. And when we took it for a spin last year, we loved the way it handled. But it's hardly a babe-magnet. And we all know that...

  • Chevrolet Volt hands-on
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    Chevrolet Volt hands-on

    By 28 January 2011

    Talk about electric cars today repeatedly boils down to one issue: range. Regardless of the fact that the average person drives just 19 miles each day, today’s electric car’s 100 mile range means that sooner or later, driving an electric car is going...

  • Ford Focus Electric ditches petrol, claims better range than Nissan Leaf
    Cars

    Ford Focus Electric ditches petrol, claims better range than Nissan Leaf

    By 14 January 2011

    You’d expect Ford - a car company based in Detroit - to launch an important new car at its hometown motor show, wouldn’t you? Yet rather than unveil its new Focus Electric at the Detroit Auto Show that’s taking place right now, Ford launched the...

  • Fulton Innovations demo wireless car charging
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    Fulton Innovations demo wireless car charging

    By 12 January 2011

    If you thought that wireless charging was just a small scale operation, and only suitable for pocket-sized devices like your smartphone, then think again because over in Vegas at CES 2011 Pocket-lint witnessed a demo of a car being charged without wires....

  • CES 2011: The latest news, previews, photos, and more
    Gaming

    CES 2011: The latest news, previews, photos, and more

    By 2 January 2011

    The world's biggest tech show is about to start in Las Vegas and Pocket-lint will be there live, covering all the news as it happens so you know what's what. CES in Las Vegas sees a whopping 2500 exhibitors from 140 countries trying to lure us with their...

  • LG goes green with Eco-Magnesium ambitions
    Phones

    LG goes green with Eco-Magnesium ambitions

    By 3 December 2010

    Now, we at Pocket-lint don't often write stories about chemical compounds (we're not New Scientist) but we feel that LG's announcement that it is switching to Eco-Magnesium definitely deserves a mention. After all kids, green is good. LG's plan is to...

  • Savasocket Multi-Socket 6 hands-on
    Online

    Savasocket Multi-Socket 6 hands-on

    By 25 November 2010

    People have been talking about the evil of “standby buttons” for some time. Even though manufacturers continue to make their products more efficient, they still use energy when on standby, just sitting around the house. Savasocket has a solution that...

  • Govecs Scooters are go, go, go
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    Govecs Scooters are go, go, go

    By 4 November 2010

    Govecs Scooters are all set to tread the tarmac of the UK's roads as the official launch details have now been revealed. Coming in two varieties, the Go S1.2 and the Go C1.4, both of these electric scooters "offer high-end, robust design and leading performance...

  • Nissan goes ultra compact for EV car concept
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    Nissan goes ultra compact for EV car concept

    By 2 November 2010

    Nissan is looking to take the EV into the mainstream with the Nissan Leaf, which Pocket-lint took for a spin recently over in Lisbon. But the Leaf isn't the sole focus of the Japanese car giant's EV aims, as it has also released details of a compact EV...