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Give a penny to charity every time you use NFC to pay for travel in London

Give a penny to charity every time you use NFC to pay for travel in London

By 29 October 2014

Barclaycard and the Mayor of London have launched an initiative whereby you can donate a penny to London charities every time you use your contactless payment card on the capital's transport services. Penny for London is possible thanks to Barclaycard's... >>

London’s hybrid buses to wirelessly recharge at stops

London’s hybrid buses to wirelessly recharge at stops

By 27 August 2014

Hybrid London buses that use batteries and a motor will now start recharging at stops, wirelessly. The inductive charge should mean the engine won't need to be used as much, or at all. The inductive charging, built into the bus stops, will be trialled... >>

Uber lets you order an ice cream van to your location all day Friday 18 July

Uber lets you order an ice cream van to your location all day Friday 18 July

By 17 July 2014

Friday 18 July is set to be the hottest day of the summer in England. Fear not, Uber is offering ice cream on demand in over 144 cities in 38 countries. If the heat is getting too much reach for your Uber app and you can beckon an ice cream van. As a... >>

Fly like Peter Pan over London Town with the Google Maps 3D update

Fly like Peter Pan over London Town with the Google Maps 3D update

By 17 July 2014

Google has painstakingly rendered much of London in 3D for its Maps service, giving you the option to explore the capital in ways you may never have before. Using the 43-degree angled satellite imagery, Google has crafted a 3D model of London for both... >>

UK Broadband launches Relish, superfast broadband for Londoners without the need for wires

UK Broadband launches Relish, superfast broadband for Londoners without the need for wires

By 4 June 2014

London Technology Week is on the horizon and the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern is to open its doors in a couple of weeks, so all eyes are on the capital's plans to compete with tech industries around the world. With that in mind, UK Broadband has timely announced... >>

LED street lights make Jersey brighter for cheaper, rest of the UK to follow starting in London

LED street lights make Jersey brighter for cheaper, rest of the UK to follow starting in London

By 17 April 2014

It seems crazy that LED lighting, which is now in most gadgets, hasn't made it into street lights. Jersey is pioneering LED street lights that have halved the energy bills on the island. That means brighter light, for cheaper, lighting up pedestrians... >>

London to test smart crossing sign system, hoping to reduce pedestrian congestion

London to test smart crossing sign system, hoping to reduce pedestrian congestion

By 11 March 2014

London plans to test new camera-equipped pedestrian crossing signs that will recognise how many people are waiting to cross and can even lengthen the "green man" phase to allow more people to cross in time. The smart signs would therefore be handy when... >>

Fully electric Nissan Black Cab to hit London in 2015, redesigned NV200 petrol model will arrive in 2014

Fully electric Nissan Black Cab to hit London in 2015, redesigned NV200 petrol model will arrive in 2014

By 6 January 2014

The Hackney Carriage, or London Black Cab, has had a redesign by Nissan. The famous NV200 model has now been upgraded with a full electric version due to arrive in 2015. But before the electric-NV200 arrives a redesigned NV200, with 1.6-litre petrol engine... >>

Vodafone partners with Boris Johnson for first multi-sensory firework display for New Year's Eve

Vodafone partners with Boris Johnson for first multi-sensory firework display for New Year's Eve

By 31 December 2013

The London New Year's Eve firework display is already a spectacular affair, but this year it is set to be even bigger. Vodafone has partnered with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to create the first multi-sensory display. Following a year of work... >>

London gets first pure electric buses for zero exhaust emissions travel

London gets first pure electric buses for zero exhaust emissions travel

By 18 December 2013

Transport for London has unveiled the country’s first zero emissions pure electric buses. The single-deck buses will run along the central 507 and 521 routes for a trial period from Thursday 19 December, connecting Victoria, Waterloo and London Bridge.... >>