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Bike laserlight wants to cut down on blindspot accidents with Batman-like signal

Bike laserlight wants to cut down on blindspot accidents with Batman-like signal

By 22 January 2014

The Blaze Laserlight is hoping to keep cyclists safe with a new take on the bicycle light by using a Batman-like signal. It projects a warning signal 16 to 20 feet ahead of a cyclist, to stop pedestrians and drivers from stepping/driving out in front... >>

A week in reviews: 23 - 27 December

A week in reviews: 23 - 27 December

By 28 December 2013

This week has been more reserved in the Pocket-lint offices. We blame the port. And the mince pies. What with it being Christmas, we've taken the liberty of hanging up our boots for a couple of days this week and focused instead on eating, drinking and... >>

Nest Protect review
4 out of 5

Nest Protect review

By 27 December 2013

Nest, known in the United States for its intelligent thermostat system that can be controlled via your iPhone, has launched an intelligent smoke and CO2 detector called Nest Protect. We've installed one in the Pocket-lint office to see if a smoke detector... >>

Google Maps introduces safe cycle routes, but some disagree

Google Maps introduces safe cycle routes, but some disagree

By 11 July 2012

Google Maps can now advise cyclists on the safest routes to take on their journeys, after joining forces with Sustrans, a charity that specialises in safe travel. Cyclists will be able to plan bike-friendly trips – factoring in bike lanes and avoiding... >>

VIDEO: YouTube offers opt-in Safety Mode

VIDEO: YouTube offers opt-in Safety Mode

By 11 February 2010

YouTube, mindful that it's tough to police the hours of video that are uploaded to its site every minute, has introduced a new feature titled "Safety Mode". This is a switch, a bit like Google's "Safe Search", which aims to prevent objectionable content... >>

No-Contact electric shock jacket

No-Contact electric shock jacket

By 29 May 2008

Forget tasers for self-defense, the No-Contact jacket concept does all that with a press of a button. The No-Contact jacket is a wearable defensive jacket created for women "in their struggle for protection from violence". When activated by the wearer,... >>

Safe Turn indicators launch for cyclists

Safe Turn indicators launch for cyclists

By 28 May 2008

The Safe Turn indicators are worn on a cyclist's wrist and work like car indicators to alert others of imminent manoeuvres. The orange LED lights flash thanks to an internal tilt switch to detect the change in angle so automatically switches on when an... >>

Exelite self illuminating safety strap range launches

Exelite self illuminating safety strap range launches

By 20 May 2008

Safety equipment manufacturer, Exelite has launched its range of self illuminating recreational safety straps. Already widely used in industry, the new devices debut with the claim of greatly enhancing the safety of cyclists and other road users such... >>

Nissan trials mobile phone safety system

Nissan trials mobile phone safety system

By 18 April 2007

Nissan is developing an advanced mobile-phone based system to help reduce accidents involving pedestrians. The Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) will use 3G and GPS function to provide pedestrian location information to drivers. Geographical data... >>

Distractions cause accidents ‘Shocker’

By 19 August 2006

Eating while driving is dangerous, says a new report from the Department of the Bleeding Obvious. Actually it was based on research from a car insurance firm and Brunel University, which tested 26 experienced drivers in a car simulator who were asked... >>