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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... >>

Lok8u brings multi-m8 watch to keep GPS tabs on you

Lok8u brings multi-m8 watch to keep GPS tabs on you

By 7 January 2010

Lok8u's child safety watch, the nu.m8, has been on pre-order for quite some time now but the company has added a version for adults at CES this year. The multi.m8 GPS wristwatch can allow people to pin-point your global position to within 10m. The idea... >>

Video games help with fire safety

Video games help with fire safety

By 5 February 2009

A research team at Durham University has discovered that the systems behind popular first-person shooters such as Halo and Doom, can also be used effectively to teach people about safety. After trying a number of titles, the team eventually opted to use... >>

Master Lock launches iCage for iPods

Master Lock launches iCage for iPods

By 8 September 2008

In the States, Master Lock has launched what it calls a first- of-its-kind range of "locking skins" for iPods, similar to the locks you can get for laptops. The iCage range includes a durable, lightweight protective skin and a three-digit combination... >>

Speed Vest for cyclists shown off

Speed Vest for cyclists shown off

By 26 August 2008

The Speed Vest is described as "experimental clothing designed to create an environment in which bicyclists are respected as equal users of the roadway". However, we agree with the Wired blog that suggests its more the perfect way to show off just how... >>

Thanko offers numeric padlock for flash drives

Thanko offers numeric padlock for flash drives

By 6 August 2008

If you prefer your security a little less virtual, you may be interested in Thanko's latest offering - a numeric padlock to protect the data on your flash drive. >>

Kensington launches ComboSaver portable laptop lock

Kensington launches ComboSaver portable laptop lock

By 30 July 2008

Kensington has launched the ComboSaver portable notebook lock, designed to offer laptop protection while on the move. A specially designed combination lock with a coiled cable, Kensington says it's its "most portable and secure offering yet". Aimed at... >>

Yakkay's "brainwear" hat-style helmets launch

Yakkay's "brainwear" hat-style helmets launch

By 21 July 2008

Available at retailers in Denmark, Yakkay's cycle helmets are aimed at those who want to protect their bonce, but not lose serious street-cred in the process. They offer four different hat-like "covers" to fit their helmets - that are interchangable -... >>