Archive for Chris Hall

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review
    4.5 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review

    By 11 hours ago

    Samsung has not been shy of launching new tablets in recent years, with different lines, sizes and specs meaning there's a Tab for just about anyone, no matter what your predilection. The Galaxy Tab S joins the line-up in a slightly confusing position...

  • HTC One E8: First impressions of the plastic One

    HTC One E8: First impressions of the plastic One

    By 22 July 2014

    The HTC One E8 is a plastic version of the HTC One M8 that's been widely lauded for its design. The HTC E8 has launched in China, but we've managed to get our hands on one to see what's on offer. Here are our first impressions. This handset is closely...

  • Panasonic HX-A500 action camera review
    4 out of 5

    Panasonic HX-A500 action camera review

    By 18 July 2014

    Panasonic is tackling the action camera and wearable trend in one go, with its HX-A500 action camera - the follow-up to 2013's HX-A100.  This time around the headline is that it's ready for the future, offering 4K video capture from the off, as well...

  • Nokia Lumia 930 available today: Here are the hottest deals

    Nokia Lumia 930 available today: Here are the hottest deals

    By 17 July 2014

    The Nokia Lumia 930 is the best of Windows Phone, giving you the latest software, a great display and a camera that really performs. It's also on sale from today, so we've rounded up the best Nokia Lumia 930 deals so you can grab yourself a bargain....

  • Android Wear review
    4 out of 5

    Android Wear review

    By 17 July 2014

    Android Wear is a new platform for smartwatches designed to put the power of Google's Android onto your wrist. It keeps you always connected by delivering tailored alerts from your smartphone, but also acts as a point of input for interaction with your...

  • The Airbus E-Fan is the Tesla of the skies, almost

    The Airbus E-Fan is the Tesla of the skies, almost

    By 17 July 2014

    There's something slightly eerie about watching the Airbus E-Fan slip along the runway near silence. This is an electrically-powered aircraft, so there's no roaring engine as this prototype takes to the air, just the hissing of the electric fans. It reminds...

  • Striker II: The helmet-mounted display system coming to a warplane near you

    Striker II: The helmet-mounted display system coming to a warplane near you

    By 16 July 2014

    BAE Systems today unveiled the Striker II helmet-mounted display (HMD) system at the Farnborough International Airshow, looking to streamline the flow of information to the pilots of combat aircraft. The biggest change that Striker II brings over the...

  • LG G Watch review
    3.5 out of 5

    LG G Watch review

    By 15 July 2014

    The LG G Watch is one of the first Android Wear devices, and the most affordable at the time of writing, making it the first step in a the brave new world of Google's Android platform. Following in the footsteps of the Sony Smartwatch, various Samsung...

  • Nokia Lumia 930 pre-orders open at Carphone Warehouse: Here are the hottest deals

    Nokia Lumia 930 pre-orders open at Carphone Warehouse: Here are the hottest deals

    By 10 July 2014

    The Lumia 930 will be on sale on 17 July, bringing the very latest from Microsoft Devices, Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan into a new flagship handset. The Lumia 930 offers a 5-inch full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, 20-megapixel PureView...

  • Ok Google, No Google, Help Google: The first few hours with Android Wear

    Ok Google, No Google, Help Google: The first few hours with Android Wear

    By 8 July 2014

    Android Wear has landed in the UK, meaning you can get your hands on the latest gadgets from Google and friends. It's the newest thing in the Android world, pulling some of your phone onto your wrist, saving you from having to scrabble in your pocket...

  • Hands-on: Nokia Lumia 930 review

    Hands-on: Nokia Lumia 930 review

    By 7 July 2014

    The Nokia Lumia 930 is a new flagship Windows Phone handset. Announced at Microsoft's Build 2014 conference, and available on 17 July in the UK, the Lumia 930 is a global variation of the Lumia Icon, which launched on Verizon in the US recently. There's...

  • bPay: Using Barclaycard's vision of a cashless future

    bPay: Using Barclaycard's vision of a cashless future

    By 7 July 2014

    Barclaycard recently announced bPay, a wristband designed to give you quick and convenient contactless payments on the go. Making appearances at a couple of festivals prior to general launch, we went down to British Summer Time in Hyde Park to put bPay...

  • Now you can colour match your Sonos Sub with ColourPlay

    Now you can colour match your Sonos Sub with ColourPlay

    By 7 July 2014

    The Flexson ColourPlay range lets you change the colour of your Sonos speakers, giving you the chance to add some personalisation, or match your home décor. The accessory range has now extended to the Sonos Sub, meaning you no longer have to look at...

  • Christopher Ward: 'We want to be the Rolex of the internet'

    Christopher Ward: 'We want to be the Rolex of the internet'

    By 7 July 2014

    Christopher Ward might be a watch brand you haven't heard of, but it has just celebrated its tenth birthday. That's not old, in watch terms, but this British watchmaker has ambitions.  "We want to be the Rolex of the internet," said Mike France, co-founder,...

  • Surface Pro 3: Play time with Microsoft's laptop killer

    Surface Pro 3: Play time with Microsoft's laptop killer

    By 3 July 2014

    It was clear with the launch of the Surface Pro 3 that Microsoft had someone in its sights: Apple. The MacBook Air and the iPad took the full broadside as Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 3, the device that it thinks can replace both, offering a full...

  • Samsung UE48H8000 curved TV review
    4 out of 5

    Samsung UE48H8000 curved TV review

    By 3 July 2014

    The latest trend in television is for curved panels, designed to deliver a more immersive experience. Flat screen is so last generation. But is the move to curved just a fad? Curved represents the chance for manufacturers to offer something distinct and...

  • Best smartphones 2014: The best phones available to buy today

    Best smartphones 2014: The best phones available to buy today

    By 1 July 2014

    So, you want to buy a new phone? If you're looking for the best smartphone of 2014, you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest mobile phones of the year to save you time when you go to your local phone shop. We continually update...

  • Best smartphones to look forward to in 2014

    Best smartphones to look forward to in 2014

    By 1 July 2014

    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. We've rounded up the best smartphones for...

  • LG G3 review
    5 out of 5

    LG G3 review

    By 30 June 2014

    The LG G3 follows hot on the heels of the acclaimed LG G2, a device that really pulled LG back into focus at the top-end of Android smartphones. The G2 set the bar high, a tough act to follow, especially having been on the market for less than a year...

  • BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé: First drive in a more practical 4 Series

    BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé: First drive in a more practical 4 Series

    By 26 June 2014

    The Gran Coupé is the third model in the 4 Series family. We've previously driven, and loved, the regular BMW 4-Series Coupé and the BMW 4-Series Convertible models, so we had high expectations for the Gran Coupé. And it delivered. Slipping into...

  • Nokia Lumia 630 review
    3.5 out of 5

    Nokia Lumia 630 review

    By 24 June 2014

    The Nokia Lumia 630 is one of the last devices that will launch with the Nokia Lumia name now that Microsoft is at the helm. It's also the Windows Phone attack on the affordable market, with a price tag of just £100 certain to capture attention. As one...

  • YouView extra channels explored: Getting more from your box

    YouView extra channels explored: Getting more from your box

    By 24 June 2014

    One of the appealing things about the YouView platform is the range of options it offers you. Not only do you have regular free-to-air HD broadcast channels, you get the corresponding catch-up and red button services, as well as upgrades to enable more...

  • Toshiba Camileo X-Sports action camera review
    4 out of 5

    Toshiba Camileo X-Sports action camera review

    By 16 June 2014

    Sports cameras have attracted a lot of interest in recent times, with the Camileo X-Sports marking Toshiba's first foray into the market. Sports cameras aren't new devices, though, and have been available in a number of different formats over the years....

  • Make your 8-bit underwear fantasy real with Pixel Panties

    Make your 8-bit underwear fantasy real with Pixel Panties

    By 12 June 2014

    Let's be honest. We all fantasise about 8-bit underwear. It's something that comes from too many late-night sessions with Mario back in the day, leaving us with a deep-rooted 8-bit fetish. Well now you can bring some of that 8-bit love to the real world...

  • New TalkTalk Player for YouView brings you faster access to on-demand content

    New TalkTalk Player for YouView brings you faster access to on-demand content

    By 12 June 2014

    TalkTalk is rolling out an update to the TalkTalk Player for its YouView customers, bringing a refresh to the TalkTalk section of the YouView experience. The update is part of TalkTalk's continuous update plans for the platform, and looks to bring additional...