A company with the descriptive name of ChargeMaster has flipped switches on 150 new electric car charging stations, with plans to get another 300 online every month until some 4000 are dotted about the country by the end of 2012.
This beauty is the winner of a pylon design contest run by the UK government and the Royal Institute of British Architects. Sadly, the amazing pylon of the future almost certainly won't be put into production.
UK magazine, sweeties and celebrity autobiography retailer WH Smith has signed a deal with Canadian e-reader company Kobo, which will see the high street chain selling its e-reader over here, complete with access to "2.2m titles".
News from the Australian front in the Apple/Samsung war has arrived, and it's bad for Samsung -- its Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been banned from sale in Oz, thanks to a judge putting an interim injunction in place. [BBC]
Sony has just announced an amazing global product repair scheme, revealing a plan to check a staggering 1.6 million BRAVIA models it's sold over the past four years. Damaged components mean certain BRAVIAs "may overheat and at times ignite".
IPC Media has gutted a load of old copies of Uncut magazine, cobbled them together with YouTube clips and album reviews, to create David Bowie: The Ultimate Music Guide for iPad. It contains six hundred pages. [iTunes via Apps Rush]
BlackBerry maker RIM has released a statement on the ongoing BlackBerry Messenger service failures, saying that pretty much everything broke at once. And there's now a big backlog of sexy texts to process.
A member of London's 2012 Olympic committee has claimed the event's web site will be "very hard" to hack, with DDoS attacks unlikely to succeed. Which sounds like Organised Hacking has just made it in as an Olympic event. [MacWorld]
UK supermarket Sainsbury's has emerged as the unlikely buyer of Global Media Vault, which it describes as a "white label online digital entertainment business". Streaming Sainsbury's video on the way soon, then.