Netamo’s Urban Weather Station: Health Benefits and Meteorological Readings

We Brits love our weather – if all other avenues of conversation dry up, the damp and blustery conditions are one sure-fire fall-back. Now Netatmo is planning to exploit our meteorological weakness with the Urban Weather Station, a device it describes as “the first personal weather station with Air quality sensors, for iPhone, iPad and … Continue reading Netamo’s Urban Weather Station: Health Benefits and Meteorological Readings

Top 5 Heating Apps

March 2013 saw unprecedented freezing weather descend upon the British Isles. Few were spared and many, including me, had their heating system conk out as 50mph winds ripped down fencing and trees and swirled down gas boiler flue pipes extinguishing pilot lights and rendering heating systems all over the country “out of action.” Your heating … Continue reading Top 5 Heating Apps

Tê: The “Proper Brewing” Tea Machine

According to the UK Tea Council, the British consume 165 million cups of tea every day or 60.2 billion per year. According to product development company Cambridge consultants we are not doing it right. Cambridge Consultants has developed a capsule based tea brewing system that promises perfect cups of tea every time via a one … Continue reading Tê: The “Proper Brewing” Tea Machine

GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition: White knuckles never looked so good

I drove a Harley around Europe recently and had a particularly eventful journey crossing the Great St Bernard Pass, one of the best classic mountain road experiences you’ll ever get in Europe. It was, it has to be said, the perfect opportunity to put my helmet mounted  Hero Go Pro through its paces, and thankfully … Continue reading GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition: White knuckles never looked so good

simplehuman sensor bins and sensor pumps

We were invited to the Good Housekeeping Institute to play with some of simplehuman’s latest innovations and to develop a serious inferiority complex over the state of our kitchens. simplehuman first caught my eye a few years back with their sensor bins. I’d be hard pushed to call a bin beautiful but there is a … Continue reading simplehuman sensor bins and sensor pumps

Vier shower system: The perfect shower – before you step in

Showers are great – except for those first few minutes, when you stand there shivering as you try to get the temperature right and avoid scalding your nether regions or dodging the freezing flow of water before it gets to the perfect temperature – if indeed it ever does. But now, gadget lovers, thanks to … Continue reading Vier shower system: The perfect shower – before you step in