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A week in reviews: 18 - 22 August

A week in reviews: 18 - 22 August

By 8 hours ago

It's an eclectic week of wonders here on Pocket-lint, headed up by our review of the Plug-in Hybrid Volvo V60. At over £50k does it make sense in the UK yet, or is there still much work to be done before the concept of electric can really take off? Elsewhere... >>

Google Science Fair finalist H2Pro turns dirty water and sunlight into clean water and power

Google Science Fair finalist H2Pro turns dirty water and sunlight into clean water and power

By 22 hours ago

A Google Science Fair finalist has invented a prototype that could benefit more than 783 million people. It's called H2Pro. H2Pro essentially purifies dirty water and then uses the polluntants from that dirty water to fuel power production, and all of... >>

JPods bring personal, self-driving solar travel to New Jersey

JPods bring personal, self-driving solar travel to New Jersey

By 22 August 2014

Self-driving pods that are powered by the sun might sound like something from a sci-fi film but they're real. JPods, as they're known, are going to be tested out in New Jersey as its first personal transit system. JPods are like train carriages only smaller... >>

BAE smart skin will let planes 'feel' damage, cars and even homes next in line

BAE smart skin will let planes 'feel' damage, cars and even homes next in line

By 22 August 2014

BAE Systems has announced a new technology that will allow its aircraft to "feel" damage. The skin-like covering will plaster the plane in tens of thousands of micro-sensors which will be able to "feel" structural changes. They could also measure wind... >>

Anki Drive review
4 out of 5

Anki Drive review

By 22 August 2014

When you were young you probably played Scalextric. It was a lot of fun and while you would no doubt pick up a trigger and squeeze it today given half the chance, there is a new challenger in town: Anki Drive. Anki Drive doesn't require you to place the... >>

Amazon to begin Prime Air Drone delivery testing, in India

Amazon to begin Prime Air Drone delivery testing, in India

By 21 August 2014

Amazon is really doing it, drones are really going to be making deliveries of your orders in the near future. But first it's off to India for testing. In countries like the US there are so many laws on the land and in the air that testing drones over... >>

Omate X is a companion watch that works with Android and iOS, preorders start next month

Omate X is a companion watch that works with Android and iOS, preorders start next month

By 20 August 2014

A follow-up to the Kickstarter-born Omate TrueSmart has been announced, and it's called Omate X. It's a simpler and more affordable smartwatch that acts as a companion to your smartphone. The Omate X connects to both Android and iOS smartphones via Bluetooth... >>

Asus teases square smartwatch, will debut at IFA next month

Asus teases square smartwatch, will debut at IFA next month

By 19 August 2014

Asus has teased that it will unveil a smartwatch in a couple weeks. In a press invite posted through Twitter, Asus has shown off what looks like a smartwatch silhouette with a square form factor. The invite announced that Asus has an event scheduled at... >>

This credit card sized mobile charger gives you 5 hours more talk time

This credit card sized mobile charger gives you 5 hours more talk time

By 19 August 2014

Running out of battery on your smartphone is almost inevitable these days, which is why there are so many mobile charger options. But all of them take up room making carrying them awkward, until now with the TravelCard. Start-up company, Go Design has... >>

Noke smart padlock uses Bluetooth-enabled phones to unlock instead of keys

Noke smart padlock uses Bluetooth-enabled phones to unlock instead of keys

By 18 August 2014

There's a new smart product in the works called Noke. It's a Bluetooth-enabled padlock that doesn't require a key (Get it? "No key." Yeah.) Noke recently landed on Kickstarter and has surpassed the $50,000 mark of its $100,000 goal, and it still has 30... >>