Alfa car battery runs on water, lasts a fortnight, comes this year!

alfa battery

I was enjoying Sunday dinner with friends last weekend and electric cars cropped up in the conversation. The problem with them being the need to recharge them en route if you were to take them out for more than a quick urban jaunt. This is set to change thanks to the Alfa battery. Being able […]

Torch T1 cycle helmet is equal parts Tron and Daft Punk

T1 torch-helmet

When you’re out cycling, chances are that your thoughts are more focused on safe riding and getting to your destination in one piece rather than pretending you’re Tron or one of Daft Punk. Just think if you could do all three? Here is the Torch T1 cycle helmet. This glorious skid lid is packed with […]

smrtGRiPS – feel your way to your destination and make your bike smart

smrtGRiPS bike

I get that most people these days tend to use a bike for the daily commute, in which case you have probably already got the optimal route there and back memorised. There are others, though, who will take a ride in search of new and exciting places, or simply prefer pedal power to the bus […]

Parrot RNB 6 infotainment system aims to make any car smart

parrot rnb6

I do miss having a car and, even when I was driving around in my 1971 VW Karmann Ghia, I had plans to hide a clever in-car entertainment (ICE) system in it. Should I take the plunge and buy another motor I think I would like to have Parrot’s newly announced RNB 6. Announced at […]

Fly anywhere you want within 4 hours from 2019


It’s going to be a while yet before we can be beamed somewhere so the next best thing would be a super-fast craft which could get you, and another 299 passengers to anywhere in the world within 4 hours. Science fiction? Nope, apparently it’s science face and could be with us in 4 years. This […]

Japanese Maglev train breaking 500km/h with passengers on board – video

maglev shinkansen

Whilst we Brits are getting all hot under the collar because of HS2, or High Speed 2, Japan has just sent a new magnetic levitation (maglev) train along at speeds of over 500km/h. The Central Japan Railway Company is currently running eight days of testing for the Maglev Shinkansen train on a test track in […]