The Vype iSwitch Promises Smokeless Fuel for Your Cravings

Everybody knows somebody who has succumbed to traditional smoking. My nan smoked like a train and suffered the consequences. My grandfather lost a lung to smoking, but kept on toking and the habit ended up getting the better of him too. And while people are smoking less these days for sure, where does the fangled e-cigarette and vaping scene fit in amongst this dying trend? Read More >>

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Harley-Davidson’s All-Electric LiveWire is Just Too Quiet

Owning a Harley-Davidson is a big deal. The iconic motorcycle conjures up a vision of freedom, the open road and, er, noise. Harley’s raucous louder-than-hell V-twin engines have been deafening the neighbours and blending bikers vital organs forever, but now the iconic American brand has its eyes on the electric market. To the shock and disgust of many who love the Milwaukee-headquartered company’s two-wheeled machines, Harley-Davidson used CES 2019 to show off the LiveWire, a bike that gets on down the road using future-friendly battery power. Read More >>

CES 2019: BMW’s Vision iNext Wants to be Like Your Living Room on Wheels

Full marks have to go to BMW for coming up with an experience that really captures the imagination at CES 2019. Vital to your visit in the Silver Lot outside the Convention Centre is to spend a bit of time taking a look at the BMW Vision iNext, which is a concept car that is a little bit different. Actually, make that a lot different. It’s good on the eyes from the outside, but once the double doors open up the interior is the thing that really grabs you. Read More >>

CES 2019: Aptiv Wants to Be More Than a Driverless Taxi Service

You know times have changed when the editor tells you ‘If it's just a free ride in a driverless car then that doesn't seem like anything that hasn't been done the past few CESs anyway.’ Driverless cars have become kinda normal. Which brings us neatly to Aptiv, the company that has been quietly ferrying people around in a fleet of autonomous BMWs for a while now via its collaboration with on-demand ride provider Lyft. Read More >>

CES 2019: Byton Tempts Us With a 48-Inch Wide Curved High Resolution Dashboard

Byton, the ambitious Chinese electric car startup has big ideas, not least of which is the scarily sizeable digital dashboard that takes centre stage in its M-Byte Concept. This battery-powered SUV was first unveiled at CES 2018 and a year later the car has been brought back to the tech show armed with a series of tweaks that will see it as less of a concept and more of a production reality. The company reckons it will have cars rolling off the production line at its plant in Nanjing for the Chinese market at the end of 2019. Read More >>

CES 2019: Nissan Unveils its Invisible-to-Visible Technology Concept at CES

Car tech is everywhere at CES these days. Alongside the robots, giant TVs and depressingly vast mountains of pointless plastic phone cases you’ll find lots of four-wheeled innovation on offer. Japanese car making giant Nissan, for example, has used the event to reveal its latest party trick – the impressive sounding Invisible-to-Visible or I2V. Read More >>

Add to the World’s Plastic Problem with Polaroid’s Play 3D Pen

Does the world need any more random plastic mess? That was a question we pondered over when the Polaroid Play 3D Pen turned up in the post. The planet is already drowning in oceans of the synthetic stuff, so having fun creating slightly pointless 3D plastic creations didn’t exactly make us warm to this new gadget. Nevertheless, if you’re tempted to explore the world of 3D printing then this is worth a go for around 20 quid or so. Read More >>

Ford’s Sleep Suit Plans to Tackle Zombie Drivers

We’ve all seen the signs: ‘Tiredness can kill, take a break’, but how many of us take heed of this seemingly obvious warning? Pulling over for a much-needed nap and a Greggs at the motorway services could save your life, but its advice that tends to fall on deaf ears. Ford has therefore come up with a so-called ‘Sleep suit’, which it aims to integrate as part of its very practical Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) driver training initiative for 17 to 24-year-olds. Read More >>

The In-Car Air Purifier That Promises to Save You From Stale Farts and NO2

Are you fussed about the quality of the air you breathe in? Plenty of us are and, if you’re a city dweller then streets that are being strangled by a relentless onslaught of cars, vans and trucks doesn’t help matters. Breathing in a daily dose of exhaust fumes, brake dust and assorted other airborne detritus ain’t great. And, even inside the car we’re not immune from exposure to this grubby toxic cocktail, which is the reason why we now have a gizmo like airbubbl. Read More >>

EasyJet Wants To Get You On a No-Frills All-Electric Jet

Running any kind of airline requires deep pockets and even the most well-heeled operation runs on very tight margins. So there’s not much going free in the skies these days. Our own national airline British Airways, for example, won’t give you a glass of cheap wine and a curled up sandwich in economy anymore. Nope, now you have to pay for something from M&S, although you can do it from the ‘comfort’ of your in-flight seat rather than buying it from the shop in the terminal. Read More >>

Don’t Buy a Car, Buy a Pickup!

Even if you don’t drive you’ll know that potholes here in the UK are a big, big problem. And, it’s a problem that’s getting worse, thanks to a lack of investment and a ‘patch it up’ mentality rather than a cohesive plan for revitalising Britain’s road network that includes over 24,000 miles of surfaces that need repairing. Read More >>

Byton’s New K-Byte Concept Aims to Pack in More Tech Than You Can Shake a Stick At

Innovative startup company Byton has bounced back with a brand new car concept, unveiled at CES Asia in Shanghai. The K-Byte is another exercise in cool lines and quirky tech thinking, much like its SUV predecessor. Billed as a premium sedan, the model will form another part of what Byton claims will be the theme for its product naming strategy, with the SUV design now morphing into the M-Byte Concept. Read More >>

Formula One Champ Nico Rosberg Talks Beer, Behaviour and Boffins In a Bid to Stop Us Drink Driving

Everybody has the odd dumb idea from time to time, so piloting a drone in a no-fly zone at the Montreal Grand Prix with a helicopter hovering overhead seems like a particularly daft notion. Read More >>

The New Technology That Makes Streaming Concerts Crystal Clear

“We think quality is worth paying for,” said Robert Zimmerman, Chief Executive from the Berliner Philharmoniker as we stood in the confines of the Studio 7 production room high above the stage of this legendary concert venue in Germany’s capital. Quite right too. After all, how many of us look to the internet every time we want something and, more often than not, blag it without a thought for paying anything for the privilege. This is a bad habit we’ve all got into. Read More >>

Electric Dreams: DS Automobiles Has Created the X E-TENSE… But You Can’t Buy One Just Yet

We live in an age where when so many cars are just interchangeable metal boxes with little in the way of design flair on show. DS Automobiles, however, like to make their models instantly recognisable. So far they’ve done it to best effect with the funky little DS3, which still looks super cool even though it’s been around a while now. You see a lot of them on the roads too, which confirms that owners share this desire to be a little different. Read More >>