Archive for Chris Hall

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

    TomTom Go 510 review: Great navigation, now more connected

    By 70 minutes ago

    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...

  • Team Pocket-lint tackles the Three Peaks Challenge

    Team Pocket-lint tackles the Three Peaks Challenge

    By 4 hours ago

    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...

  • 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. ...

  • Best smartphones to look forward to in 2015

    Best smartphones to look forward to in 2015

    By 25 June 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...

  • 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...

  • New DS 5 first drive: Just don't call it a Citroën

    New DS 5 first drive: Just don't call it a Citroën

    By 18 June 2015

    The Citroën DS is heralded as a design classic. It was revolutionary at its 1955 launch, some 60 years ago. Looking to reclaim the premium heyday of French motoring, Citroën has split out DS Automobiles as a separate branch, offering a premium take...

  • Nest Cam is now official: Dropcam gets redesigned

    Nest Cam is now official: Dropcam gets redesigned

    By 17 June 2015

    Nest has today announced Nest Cam, its redeveloped version of Dropcam. However, Nest has added a lot of enhancements to the new Nest Cam. Firstly, the design is more versatile, using a zinc alloy stand, with new mounting options, including a standard...

  • Second-generation Nest Protect announced

    Second-generation Nest Protect announced

    By 17 June 2015

    A second generation Nest Protect has been introduced today, as Nest announced sweeping updates to its connected home devices. The second-gen Nest Protect comes with added sensors, to make it better at detecting fast and slow burning fires. Using what...

  • HTC One M9 Ink hands-on: We've come a long way since the HTC Tattoo

    HTC One M9 Ink hands-on: We've come a long way since the HTC Tattoo

    By 17 June 2015

    HTC has teamed up with Jourdan Dunn to create a body art inspired, limited edition of the HTC One M9. Dunn is known as a fashion icon and supermodel - something that the HTC One also aspires to - and has worked with artist Cally-Jo to come up with the...

  • LG Music Flow review: A multiroom Jekyll and Hyde
    3.5 out of 5

    LG Music Flow review: A multiroom Jekyll and Hyde

    By 17 June 2015

    LG entered the multiroom music arena not with an exploratory dip of the toe, but with an explosion: a fully-featured line-up of audio products, designed to cater for just about any situation.  In its sights is Sonos, the system that has not only set...

  • Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II: Superzoom goes super fast (hands-on)

    Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II: Superzoom goes super fast (hands-on)

    By 16 June 2015

    The Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II bucks the trend in cameras. It's the size of a compact system camera or small DSLR, but has a fixed lens like a compact. It lacks the appeal of an interchangeable lens system camera, or the portability of a compact camera....

  • Harrier Tab expands EE's own-brand 4G line-up

    Harrier Tab expands EE's own-brand 4G line-up

    By 16 June 2015

    EE is expanding its line-up of own-brand Android devices with the 4G Harrier Tab.  As you're probably guessed, it's a connected tablet, matching the Harrier devices that were recently announced in 5.2 and 4.7-inch sizes.  The new 8-inch tablet is connected,...

  • Watch the PlayStation E3 livestream right here

    Watch the PlayStation E3 livestream right here

    By 16 June 2015

    E3 is now in full swing and we're expecting Sony to build the excitement and fend off some big announcements from Xbox earlier today.  Sony's E3 2015 press conference will be kicking off at 6PM PT/2AM BST and you can watch all the action unfolding below....

  • Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV: The best getting better? (hands-on)

    Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV: The best getting better? (hands-on)

    By 15 June 2015

    Some say that the compact camera is dead. They may be right, as more and more people use their smartphone as a primary camera, making the cheaper compact camera all but redundant.  At the same time, we've seen growing sophistication in high-end compacts,...

  • Xbox One backward compatibility confirmed: Xbox 360 titles will work

    Xbox One backward compatibility confirmed: Xbox 360 titles will work

    By 15 June 2015

    Microsoft has just dropped some big news at its E3 conference in Los Angeles: Xbox One backward compatibilty. Taking to the stage, Phil Spencer, head of Xbox at Microsoft confirmed that one of the most requested updates has been achieved, meaning you'll...

  • Next-gen BMW 7 Series is stuffed full of James Bond tech

    Next-gen BMW 7 Series is stuffed full of James Bond tech

    By 11 June 2015

    BMW hasn't been shy of showing off some of its techy treats recently. We've reported on fancy keyfobs, remote parking and plenty more over the past 12 months. Well, they've all found a home IRL in the new BMW 7 Series. BMW boasts that this is the first...

  • HTC One M9 is getting updated, and camera improvements are promised

    HTC One M9 is getting updated, and camera improvements are promised

    By 11 June 2015

    There's a new software update incoming for your HTC One M9 and it will bring camera performance updates with it, amongst other features. Updating to version 1.40, the new software is initially rolling-out to Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, having...

  • Sony super-charges Cyber-shot with RX100 IV and RX10 II

    Sony super-charges Cyber-shot with RX100 IV and RX10 II

    By 11 June 2015

    Sony has announced two updates to its high-end compacts, resulting the in the RX100 IV and the RX10 II.  The two models expand on the pro features in a pair of already fantastic cameras. The important modifications are to the 1-in type CMOS sensor at...

  • The Pocket-lint guide to smartwatch etiquette

    The Pocket-lint guide to smartwatch etiquette

    By 10 June 2015

    We're entering a brave new world. A world where you're not (just) covertly alerted by the buzzing in your pocket, but overtly, visually and audibly by the device on your wrist. The shifting sands of technology bring sweeping changes in social behavior....

  • What great watches you could buy instead of the Apple Watch?

    What great watches you could buy instead of the Apple Watch?

    By 10 June 2015

    Apple launched the Watch as a fashion piece, a desirable objet du jour, neatly divided into easily digestible price segments.  There's the Apple Watch Sport for those at the bottom end, teasing you with plenty of strap options to dress it up and make...