Archive for Britta O'Boyle

  • Somewhere over the Galaxy Tab S rainbow, skies are blue

    Somewhere over the Galaxy Tab S rainbow, skies are blue

    By 20 August 2014

    Samsung unveiled a Super AMOLED rainbow installation on London's Southbank on Tuesday evening, which consisted of 150 Galaxy Tab S devices. The Midnight Rainbow installation measures 14 foot high and 26 foot wide and it uses the screens of the company's...

  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs HTC One M8: What's the difference?

    Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs HTC One M8: What's the difference?

    By 13 August 2014

    Samsung has officially taken the wraps of its much-rumoured Galaxy Alpha smartphone, introducing the first metal device to the South Korean giant's portfolio. It looks set to be a good-looking device, but how will it compare to the HTC One M8 consistently...

  • Get even more goodness from fruit and veg with Dualit's Dual-Max juicer, only £100

    Get even more goodness from fruit and veg with Dualit's Dual-Max juicer, only £100

    By 13 August 2014

    Dualit has announced the Dual-Max Juicer to its range of iconic small kitchen appliances, featuring the company's Double Sieve technology. The technology means that the juicer will not only juice the fruit, but it will then move onto the remaining pulp...

  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha release date and where can I get it?

    Samsung Galaxy Alpha release date and where can I get it?

    By 13 August 2014

    Samsung has officially taken the wraps off its premium metal-framed Galaxy Alpha smartphone following several rumours over the last couple of weeks. The new device will sport a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED display, either a 1.8GHz octa-core or a 2.5GHz...

  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha release date, rumours and everything you need to know

    Samsung Galaxy Alpha release date, rumours and everything you need to know

    By 12 August 2014

    Just as a one new phone arrives, another is hot on its heels hoping to be bigger and better, or capture the attention of those the first one failed to. LG recently launched its G3 smartphone less than a year after the G2 and Sony has also released...

  • Best 5 apps for planning your holiday

    Best 5 apps for planning your holiday

    By 11 August 2014

    We have been pretty lucky with the weather this summer but with the tail of hurricane Bertha reminding us what it is like to be caught wearing shorts in the pouring rain, you might have decided it's time to look for a last minute holiday deal. As it's...

  • Tado smart thermostat review
    4 out of 5

    Tado smart thermostat review

    By 8 August 2014

    A connected home is becoming a more desirable prospect these days and the Internet of Things (IoT) is making that a feasible reality. Whether it be through appliances that let you know when your undies are clean and ready to hang on the line, through...

  • Qmotion Shades remote and app-controlled blinds, maintaining privacy from the comfort of a sofa

    Qmotion Shades remote and app-controlled blinds, maintaining privacy from the comfort of a sofa

    By 7 August 2014

    The days of having to get up from your sofa to access appliances are long gone. You can control your heating, lighting and even washing machine from an app on your smartphone with the right products. But that's not all. There are also a number of products...

  • Five smart ovens to make cooking fun

    Five smart ovens to make cooking fun

    By 7 August 2014

    Appliances aren't just space-eating monsters anymore. In fact, they are starting to become one of the most valuable assets in the kitchen. Washing machines are getting smarter, letting you know when a cycle has finished. Fridges are becoming more advanced,...

  • Five robotic vacuum cleaners to do your cleaning for you

    Five robotic vacuum cleaners to do your cleaning for you

    By 7 August 2014

    Household chores like ironing, washing and vacuuming are never particularly enjoyable. In fact, most people hate them and the few that might enjoy them are probably getting paid. Don't worry though, there is something that could make your life a little...

  • Cogito Classic and Pop smartwatches prove that connected wearables can also be fashionable

    Cogito Classic and Pop smartwatches prove that connected wearables can also be fashionable

    By 7 August 2014

    Cogito has announced two smartwatch line-ups that combine fun and fashionable looks with the accessibility of notifications from your Android or iOS smartphone. Both the Cogito Classic and the Cogito Pop watches feature analogue faces. And while they...

  • Bang & Olufsen limited-edition Graphite Blush BeoPlay H6 headphones look fantastic, we have a listen

    Bang & Olufsen limited-edition Graphite Blush BeoPlay H6 headphones look fantastic, we have a listen

    By 7 August 2014

    Bang & Olufsen has announced it is expanding its BeoPlay H6 headphones range with three new limited edition models designed especially for the autumn/winter season. The headphones have been released in a number of special editions in the past, including...

  • Five must-have bathroom gadgets

    Five must-have bathroom gadgets

    By 6 August 2014

    Of all the rooms in your house, the bathroom probably isn't top of the priority list for splashing cash on gadgets, seeing as most of your time is probably spent elsewhere unless you are an avid bubble bath fan. But that's not to say the bathroom doesn't...

  • Smeg's retro-style KLF02 kettle will let you make tea in seven temperatures

    Smeg's retro-style KLF02 kettle will let you make tea in seven temperatures

    By 5 August 2014

    Appliance manufactuer Smeg is probably best known for its funky retro-style fridges but the company has recently announced a small domestic appliances range, which includes a clever kettle. The KLF02 variable temperature kettle features the signature...

  • Five smarter washing machines

    Five smarter washing machines

    By 5 August 2014

    Washing is a chore that few people, if any, actually enjoy doing. Collecting the dirty clothes and loading the machine is bad enough but then you have to hang it all out too. It's not only time consuming but it's also seriously boring. You might think...

  • Electrolux Design Lab 2014: The future of a smart healthy home

    Electrolux Design Lab 2014: The future of a smart healthy home

    By 4 August 2014

    Every year since 2003 Electrolux runs its Design Lab competition where students worldwide are challenged to create a concept that is time relevant and presents what the future of design could look like. There have been numerous themes in the past, including...

  • Five of the best coffee machines

    Five of the best coffee machines

    By 4 August 2014

    Coffee is a tricky thing to get right. There are so many different preferences, thinking about them makes the "this little piggy went to market" nursery rhyme pop into our heads. This little piggy went for milky, this little piggy went for crema, this...

  • Welcome to Smarthome at Pocket-lint

    Welcome to Smarthome at Pocket-lint

    By 4 August 2014

    Connected homes are becoming more and more desirable with app-controllable products launching left, right and centre and the crossover between the home and technology more prominent than ever. It's an exciting time that is moving fast and it's only bound...

  • Samsung Gear Fit review
    3.5 out of 5

    Samsung Gear Fit review

    By 22 July 2014

    Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone earlier this year and alongside it came a trio of smartwatches: the Samsung Gear Fit, as its name suggests, being the more sporty device than either the Gear 2 or more affordable Gear 2 Neo. The Fit is...

  • Motorola Moto E review
    4.5 out of 5

    Motorola Moto E review

    By 21 July 2014

    When Motorola launched the Moto G smartphone last year, it said it wanted to offer "an affordable smartphone for people who don't want to compromise on quality, experience or style". It more than succeeded in that venture, and now its focus shifts to...

  • Hands-on with the self-charging Soulra Rugged Rukus Bluetooth speaker

    Hands-on with the self-charging Soulra Rugged Rukus Bluetooth speaker

    By 3 July 2014

    Soulra announced the Rugged Rukus Bluetooth speaker earlier this month, but it isn't just any old Bluetooth speaker. This one charges itself with a solar panel located on top. We managed to get our hands on the black version of the speaker, which is also...

  • LG G3 or HTC One (M8): Which is better?

    LG G3 or HTC One (M8): Which is better?

    By 2 July 2014

    The LG G3 arrived a few months after the HTC One (M8), giving HTC the chance to establish itself, but also allowing LG the time to move things forward a little. The LG G2 was always going to be a tough act to follow, as was the original HTC One (M7)....

  • Acer Liquid Z5 review
    3.5 out of 5

    Acer Liquid Z5 review

    By 1 July 2014

    The lower end of the smartphone market is booming at the moment, with new budget phones offering decent specs for a fair price. Acer's push in this market is the Liquid Z5, a sub-£100 smartphone with a large 5-inch screen, making its rivals seem small...

  • Nokia X2 vs Nokia X: What's the difference?

    Nokia X2 vs Nokia X: What's the difference?

    By 24 June 2014

    Nokia has announced the successor to the Nokia X smartphone that launched at MWC this year, bringing a new Android-based smartphone to the entry-level market. The Nokia X2 is a dual-SIM model that is set to come to the market in Q3 of this year and it...

  • Framing the future: The styles, shapes and colours of Google Glass

    Framing the future: The styles, shapes and colours of Google Glass

    By 24 June 2014

    Google Glass has arrived in the UK and there are a number of styles you can choose from, as well as a selection of colours including black, blue and orange. We popped down to the Glass launch event in London to see which one was our favourite and which...


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