Archive for Chris Hall

  • Withings Activité and Activité Pop now offer automatic swim tracking

    Withings Activité and Activité Pop now offer automatic swim tracking

    By 5 hours ago

    Withings has announced that swim tracking is now available on the Activité and the Activité Pop. Just in time for the summer to start here in the UK, the stylish activity trackers from Withings are, according to the company, the first devices to automatically...

  • The Rook is EE's £49 4G handset

    The Rook is EE's £49 4G handset

    By 18 hours ago

    EE has announced a new addition to its bird-named handsets with the launch of the Rook. The Rook joins the line-up that includes the Harrier and Harrier Mini, but this model is available for just £49 for new customers, or £39 for existing customers....

  • Panasonic Smart Home system wants to keep your house and shed safe

    Panasonic Smart Home system wants to keep your house and shed safe

    By 6 July 2015

    Panasonic has announced that its Smart Home system is coming to the UK, looking to provide another solution for security, monitoring and smart control.  Panasonic's system offers a range of components that all link to a central hub using DECT ULE. ...

  • GoPro goes small with the Hero4 Session

    GoPro goes small with the Hero4 Session

    By 6 July 2015

    GoPro has announced its smallest camera yet, the GoPro Hero4 Session.  The new camera takes on a smaller cube format and doesn't need a separate waterproof case. It's designed to expand the versatility of the GoPro family, with GoPro saying it's 50 per...

  • Apple Pay UK expected to go live on 14 July

    Apple Pay UK expected to go live on 14 July

    By 6 July 2015

    Apple Pay is coming to the UK in July, but so far Apple has remained tight-lipped on exactly when you'll be able to pay using your iPhone, rather than your debit or credit card. It looks like Waitrose has now spilled the flageolet beans thanks to a leaked...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 design leak serves up no surprises at all

    Samsung Galaxy Note 5 design leak serves up no surprises at all

    By 6 July 2015

    One of the hottest devices to launch in 2015 will be the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Riding high following the SGS6 and the SGS6 edge, the Note is already seeing a lot of rumour and speculation. Joining the fray is a leaked CAD (computer aided design), a 3D...

  • Oculus Rift meets adult entertainment: VR porn is here

    Oculus Rift meets adult entertainment: VR porn is here

    By 6 July 2015

    The adult entertainment industry has been pioneering in many ways, especially when it comes to delivery of content through the adoption of emerging technologies.  Private browsing, secure online payments, streaming, home movie formats, adoption of 4K,...

  • Prime Day, 15 July, celebrates 20 years of Amazon with MASSIVE sales

    Prime Day, 15 July, celebrates 20 years of Amazon with MASSIVE sales

    By 6 July 2015

    Amazon is throwing a twentieth birthday party and you're all invited along for the mega sales. Well, if you're a Prime member, anyway. Amazon has announced that it will be running lots of deals on Prime Day, Wednesday 15 July, so you can snap up a bargain...

  • Could Sony be planning Xperia Z5 launch for September?

    Could Sony be planning Xperia Z5 launch for September?

    By 6 July 2015

    Rumours are circulating that Sony might be looking to launch a true flagship model in the Xperia Z5, with September as the timeframe for launch. Sony's launches in 2015 have been a little confusing. After the Sony Xperia Z3 - which is a great phone -...

  • BlackBerry Venice could be the Android BB slider you've been looking for

    BlackBerry Venice could be the Android BB slider you've been looking for

    By 3 July 2015

    A leopard might not be able to change its spots - this leak comes from "retired" leaker Evan Blass - but it seems BlackBerry might be able to change its OS.  There have been rumours circulating that BlackBerry was taking a lot of interest in what Android...

  • Team Pocket-lint tackles the Three Peaks Challenge

    Team Pocket-lint tackles the Three Peaks Challenge

    By 3 July 2015

    Team Pocket-lint will be tackling the Three Peaks Challenge in July, supported by Asus. That's right, we're going on our own search of incredible, challenging ourselves to climb the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours. We've...

  • What is raw capture and do I need it on my phone?

    What is raw capture and do I need it on my phone?

    By 3 July 2015

    The most fiercely fought of battles when it comes to smartphones is in camera performance. It's the first port of call when it comes to comparisons, it's where the fans compete and contrast their devices. Smartphone cameras have been getting more sophisticated...

  • HTC Aero could be the smartphone to end HTC's camera woes

    HTC Aero could be the smartphone to end HTC's camera woes

    By 2 July 2015

    We've been talking about HTC's future plans for a few weeks, following CEO Cher Wang's pronouncement that there would be a new "hero" handset coming in October 2015. There's been little to go on in terms of the actual details, but the trickle has started,...

  • Best smartphones to look forward to in 2015

    Best smartphones to look forward to in 2015

    By 2 July 2015

    With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing to envy. We've rounded up the best smartphones...

  • The PNY Powerpack T2600 is all you need on a hot LZ

    The PNY Powerpack T2600 is all you need on a hot LZ

    By 2 July 2015

    There are only two actions you can take when an ambush is sprung. You can lie down in the killzone and die, or you can run into the enemy, charging the guns. Today was not a good day to die.  There was no indication that this would be a hot LZ, but it...

  • Garmin Varia focuses on safety: Radar detection and smart lights for cyclists

    Garmin Varia focuses on safety: Radar detection and smart lights for cyclists

    By 2 July 2015

    Garmin has introduced a new line of devices for cyclists called Varia. Varia is all about safety, offering some smart solutions to the problems faced by cyclists on the roads every day. The Varia Radar is exactly what it sounds like. It's a rear radar...

  • Honor Band Zero offers minimalist design, life tracking features

    Honor Band Zero offers minimalist design, life tracking features

    By 1 July 2015

    Honor, the spin-out brand of Huawei, has revealed the Honor Band Zero via Twitter. The new wearable offers a minimalist design, with a strap that's reminiscent of Apple's classic buckle for Apple Watch. Honor doesn't give away much in the tweet - appearing...

  • TomTom Go 510 review: Great navigation, now more connected
    4.5 out of 5

    TomTom Go 510 review: Great navigation, now more connected

    By 30 June 2015

    TomTom has updated its navigation devices, ushering in new features and some changes to the user interface to make life simpler for drivers trying to get from A to B. For a number of years, people have been saying that the dedicated personal navigation...

  • Next Nexus: What's the story so far?

    Next Nexus: What's the story so far?

    By 25 June 2015

    There are only a couple of major smartphones left to be announced in 2015, as most of the big manufacturers have come to market with their flagship. Among the most anticipated is the next Nexus, the next iteration of Google's purebred Android flagship....

  • Alexa, the brains behind Amazon Echo, wants to take over all your connected devices

    Alexa, the brains behind Amazon Echo, wants to take over all your connected devices

    By 25 June 2015

    It's no coincidence that Amazon has made its Echo smart device available to all recently: today Amazon has made another significant announcement in the future of device voice control. Amazon is offering Alexa for integration into third-party devices. ...

  • Vertu Signature for Bentley: The £14,500 phone for your £252,000 car

    Vertu Signature for Bentley: The £14,500 phone for your £252,000 car

    By 25 June 2015

    Vertu has announced the second exclusive model to be spawned from its partnership with Bentley and it's a custom Signature handset.  The Vertu Signature for Bentley is inspired by the Bentley Mulsanne Speed. There's a carbonfibre pillow sharing the same...

  • Confirmed: OnePlus Two equals USB C

    Confirmed: OnePlus Two equals USB C

    By 23 June 2015

    OnePlus has been drip-feeding us information about what to expect from its next handset, taking to Twitter to reveal the details. The latest reveal is that the OnePlus Two will feature USB type-C, making it one of the first handsets to do so. Of course,...

  • HTC One M9 review: Distracted by refinement
    4 out of 5

    HTC One M9 review: Distracted by refinement

    By 22 June 2015

    The HTC One M9 is, in every sense, an evolution of the flagship M8 smartphone that came before it. It offers a similar design, a similar feature set, similar specs and a similar user experience. It is, therefore, a similar overall experience. But the...

  • Apple Watch 2 features to include FaceTime camera, Wi-Fi independence, leak suggests

    Apple Watch 2 features to include FaceTime camera, Wi-Fi independence, leak suggests

    By 18 June 2015

    Apple Watch has only been out for a couple of months, but the rumours have already started circulating about what might be on Apple's hit list for Watch 2.  Talking to 9to5Mac, sources close to the matter have reportedly said that Watch 2 will introduce...

  • What is Nest Aware?

    What is Nest Aware?

    By 18 June 2015

    Nest has just announced a run of updates to its smarthome devices, including a new Nest Protect, a redesigned app, some new feature updates and Nest Cam, a connected home camera. Nest Cam offers a minimalist metal body, a magnetic base for easy mounting...