Archive for Chris Hall

  • Tesco Hudl rivals: 7-inch tablets to consider
    Tablets

    Tesco Hudl rivals: 7-inch tablets to consider

    By 23 September 2013

    Tesco has announced its own tablet, the Tesco Hudl, a 7-inch Android device priced at £119, looking to steal some of the action from other slates in this portable yet practical size. The Tesco tablet is one of the most affordable out there, for which...

  • Sony Cyber-shot QX10 review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot QX10 review

    By 20 September 2013

    Sony's lens-style cameras are going to divide opinion. Some will love the geekiness of being able to strap a lens to your smartphone, others will see it as a waste of money. But we can't help being excited about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10, the 10x optical...

  • Apple iPhone 5S: Release date and where can I get it?
    Phones

    Apple iPhone 5S: Release date and where can I get it?

    By 20 September 2013

    The Apple iPhone 5S release day is officially here, with the device bringing with it a range of updates but sticking mostly to the iPhone 5 design you know and love. It comes with a more powerful processor, the 64-bit A7, it comes with a TouchID fingerprint...

  • E Ink talks Kindle displays, and a flexible approach to smartwatches
    Gadgets

    E Ink talks Kindle displays, and a flexible approach to smartwatches

    By 18 September 2013

    Some may think E Ink is a limited format, a poor cousin of the full-colour, all-singing and all-dancing LCD that graces each glossy tablet launch. But for those in the know, E Ink is a wonderful display technology that brings with it a wide range of benefits...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 review
    Phones 4 out of 5

    Sony Xperia Z1 review

    By 17 September 2013

    Sony's twice-yearly flagship cycle has given birth to the Sony Xperia Z1, a super-charged refresh of the Sony Xperia Z offering a super-sized 5-inch HD screen.  The Xperia Z isn't exactly that old, yet Sony has already seen fit to tweak the design and...

  • Camera360 app will support Sony QX10 and QX100 lens-style cameras
    Apps

    Camera360 app will support Sony QX10 and QX100 lens-style cameras

    By 13 September 2013

    Camera360 has announced that it is working on bringing support for the new Sony lens-cameras, the QX10 and QX100, claiming it will be the first app to do so. When Sony launched the lens-style cameras at IFA 2013, it also announced that it was making the...

  • Apple iPhone 5C pre-orders now open, network deals revealed
    Phones

    Apple iPhone 5C pre-orders now open, network deals revealed

    By 13 September 2013

    Apple is now taking pre-orders for the new iPhone 5C, its plastic-bodied variant unveiled earlier in the week. The iPhone 5C comes at lower price than the iPhone 5S, the Cupertino-based company's new flagship handset. iPhone 5C has specs that are closely...

  • Tenth Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver universal remote pictures and hands-on
    Gadgets

    Tenth Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver universal remote pictures and hands-on

    By 12 September 2013

    Having released the first Sonic Screwdriver universal remote based on Matt Smith's device, the The Wand Company found it was getting plenty of requests for a replica device for David Tennant's Sonic Screwdriver. We got our hands on the new model Sonic...

  • Asphalt 8: Airborne review
    Apps 4 out of 5

    Asphalt 8: Airborne review

    By 11 September 2013

    Racing onto smartphones and tablets is Asphalt 8: Airborne, the latest chapter in the popular racing series from Gameloft. As anyone familiar with Asphalt would expect, this latest iteration is adrenalin-filled, nitro-fuelled, racing that sees you hitting...

  • Citroen Cactus concept outlines vision for future C line cars
    Cars

    Citroen Cactus concept outlines vision for future C line cars

    By 11 September 2013

    Citroën has pulled the covers off its Cactus concept model at the IAA 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, revealing a car that lays the foundation for future C line models.  On introducing the new Cactus concept, designer Mark Lloyd highlighted one of the new...

  • BMW i8: BMW's £100k plug-in hybrid sports car
    Cars

    BMW i8: BMW's £100k plug-in hybrid sports car

    By 11 September 2013

    BMW has used the IAA 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show to unveil the BMW i8, its plug-in hybrid sports car. Joining the BMW i3 electric car that was launched in July, the BMW i8 is designed to embody the same i values, with an uncompromised drive experience from...

  • Frankfurt Motor Show 2013: The future according to concept cars
    Cars

    Frankfurt Motor Show 2013: The future according to concept cars

    By 11 September 2013

    Every motor show brings a glittering array of concept cars for every passerby to stop and coo over. They're a chance for designers to let their imaginations run wild, for companies to project a vision of future, as well as teasing customers with the excitement...

  • Nissan Nismo Watch: The smartwatch to get you in gear (video)
    Gadgets

    Nissan Nismo Watch: The smartwatch to get you in gear (video)

    By 9 September 2013

    Nissan has announced its own smartwatch: the Nissan Nismo Concept Watch, which claims to be the first watch to connect car and driver. Unveiled on the eve of the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2013, Nissan's smartwatch will aim to track a range of car and driver...

  • Fujifilm X-A1: Cheaper X-series camera sees early reveal
    Cameras

    Fujifilm X-A1: Cheaper X-series camera sees early reveal

    By 6 September 2013

    Fujifilm could be about to launch a cheaper X-series compact system camera, known as the Fujifilm X-A1. Leaked by a Czech photo website, the details revealed include a press release, as well as a couple of authentic-looking product shots, making it difficult...

  • Nokia Lumia 1520 product shot surfaces, claims 2013 phablet launch date
    Phones

    Nokia Lumia 1520 product shot surfaces, claims 2013 phablet launch date

    By 6 September 2013

    A product shot purporting to display the Nokia Lumia 1520 has been leaked online, making the launch of Nokia's 6-inch phablet look a little more likely. The leak, via Twitter, of the new Nokia device comes courtesy of @evleaks, who has a strong record...

  • Doro Liberto 810 wants to make smartphones simple, turns to SwiftKey for help
    Phones

    Doro Liberto 810 wants to make smartphones simple, turns to SwiftKey for help

    By 6 September 2013

    Doro is on a mission to make smartphones simpler with the launch of the Doro Liberto 810. This Android handset is the company's second smartphone. The name, says Doro, comes from ancient Rome where slaves could earn citizenship and move up into society....

  • Roaming charges in Europe could be banned, leaked legislation suggests
    Online

    Roaming charges in Europe could be banned, leaked legislation suggests

    By 6 September 2013

    The European Commission could be preparing to make mobile network roaming charges illegal in Europe, a leaked copy of draft legislation suggests. The move could bring about the end the woes of holidaymakers, as well as offering a benefit for those travelling...

  • LG shows off curved 77-inch 4K Ultra HD OLED TV at IFA 2013
    Televisions

    LG shows off curved 77-inch 4K Ultra HD OLED TV at IFA 2013

    By 6 September 2013

    LG has used IFA 2013 in Berlin to show off the world's largest UHD OLED TV, along with a curved display. The 77-inch model joins the existing 55-inch LG 55EA9800 curved OLED display that's recently gone on sale and LG is simply calling it the 4K Ultra...

  • Jabra Solemate Mini: Compact, rugged, portable NFC speaker
    Audio

    Jabra Solemate Mini: Compact, rugged, portable NFC speaker

    By 6 September 2013

    Jabra has announced the Jabra Solemate Mini, the follow-up to the Solemate speaker launched in 2012. The new model offers a rugged design, so you can take your tunes on the move. The speaker apes the design of the previous Solemate speaker but shrinks...

  • Sony releases Camera Remote API, opening the door to third-party camera apps
    Apps

    Sony releases Camera Remote API, opening the door to third-party camera apps

    By 6 September 2013

    In the mix at IFA 2013 Sony announced that it's releasing the Camera Remote API for Sony cameras to developers, meaning more apps could offer remote control over Sony cameras in the future. The software API will give developers access to a range of features...

  • Hottest gadgets at IFA 2013: The tech that deserves your attention
    Gadgets

    Hottest gadgets at IFA 2013: The tech that deserves your attention

    By 5 September 2013

    IFA 2013 has kicked-off, bringing with it a swathe of new gadgets to get excited about. We're seeing updates and new launches left, right and centre. Here we're pulling together the best of the best, the devices you should be getting excited about, the...

  • Panasonic Viera WT600 offers HDMI 2.0, supports 60fps 4K input
    Home Cinema

    Panasonic Viera WT600 offers HDMI 2.0, supports 60fps 4K input

    By 5 September 2013

    Panasonic has announced the Viera WT600, a 4K television incorporating the HDMI 2.0 standard that was just announced. The inclusion of HDMI 2.0 compatibility means that the Panasonic set will accept a 4K 60fps input from 4K playback devices such as Blu-ray...

  • The Lenovo S5000 7-inch skinny tablet is a lightweight at 246g
    Tablets

    The Lenovo S5000 7-inch skinny tablet is a lightweight at 246g

    By 5 September 2013

    Lenovo has announced the S5000 at IFA 2013, a 7.9mm thick Android tablet, looking to put portable power into your pocket. The new tablet has a 7-inch display with a middling 1280 x 800 resolution and a respectable 350 nit brightness, along with a pair...

  • Lenovo Vibe X boasts a 5-megapixel front camera to go with its 5-inch display
    Phones

    Lenovo Vibe X boasts a 5-megapixel front camera to go with its 5-inch display

    By 5 September 2013

    The Lenovo Vibe X has been announced by the Chinese company at IFA 2013 in Berlin. The new smartphone comes with an impressive array of specs, as the company looks to make inroads in the Android market. The Lenovo Vibe X boasts a skinny frame at only...

  • BBC iPlayer for Android updated: Now you can download EastEnders
    Apps

    BBC iPlayer for Android updated: Now you can download EastEnders

    By 5 September 2013

    The BBC has made an update to the BBC iPlayer app for Android, enabling downloads, as well as a host of other tweaks. The ability to download iPlayer content has been present on iOS for some time, but the BBC has now cracked the Android problem: you'll...