Ford Abandons its Local Mini Bus Fleet

Something you might vaguely remember but probably never used is closing. We could do a blog entirely about things we half remember and are now closing. This time it's Chariot, Ford's international attempt to convince the world to group-book public transport, and it's closing at the end of January as but one prong of the carmaker's latest grand restructuring scheme. Read More >>

Ford Wants to Become a London Bus Company

Ford, the car company, wants to become Ford, the bus company. In London, at least, where it's been granted approval to start operating trials of a limited, pre-book, communal, minibus-version-of-Uber kind of thing. Read More >>

Future “Triple A” Games to Get Philips Hue Lighting Synchronization

Microsoft's Illumiroom concept may have died the death, and we're still a little way away from consumer VR tech. But that doesn't mean you can't step up the level of immersion in your gaming sessions in the meantime. Speaking at the IFA tech trade show in Berlin, Philips has told Gizmodo UK that it's currently working with a whole range of AAA games that will be able to sync up to its Hue lighting system, offering synchronized ambient lighting effects to match what's going on in-game. Read More >>

Xbox One Now Has a Game That Syncs With Philips Hue Lights

Ah, now this is cool. Philips' Hue lighting system, with its Wi-Fi connected LED bulbs, is already a smart way to tweak the ambient lighting intensity and colour in your room (not to mention tapping into a host of third party apps that can make them act as anything from a mood light to a makeshift disco ball). But I'd never considered the potential for Philips Hue as a gaming add on. Read More >>