Archive for Chris Hall

  • Nokia Lumia 930 vs Lumia 925: What's the difference?

    Nokia Lumia 930 vs Lumia 925: What's the difference?

    By 2 April 2014

    Windows Phone is becoming a more and more compelling smartphone choice, with Nokia particularly leading the charge in bringing innovative features to Microsoft's mobile platform. The newest flagship device in the portfolio is the Nokia Lumia 930, announced...

  • Nokia Lumia 930 offers 20MP PureView camera, premium design

    Nokia Lumia 930 offers 20MP PureView camera, premium design

    By 2 April 2014

    Nokia has announced the Nokia Lumia 930 at Build 2014, with Stephen Elop taking to the stage at the Microsoft conference. The new Nokia Lumia 930, previously rumoured, brings a design similar to that of the Lumia Icon recently launched in the US, with...

  • Google Glass Solo looks to cure 'glasshole' woes

    Google Glass Solo looks to cure 'glasshole' woes

    By 1 April 2014

    Making its debut for the debonair gentleman is the Google Glass Solo, looking to take Glass to the next level. The new Glass monocle addresses a problem that Google is calling "the curious case of the covert overt", where those openly wearing Glass are...

  • Measuring up: How the Apple iPad is changing Clarks shoe shopping

    Measuring up: How the Apple iPad is changing Clarks shoe shopping

    By 31 March 2014

    Clarks is a high street brand that we all know. Everyone reading this probably went there to get fitted for school shoes, or has been there with children subsequently. The latest in-store innovation for Clarks, founded in 1825, uses the Apple iPad with...

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition pictures and hands-on

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition pictures and hands-on

    By 27 March 2014

    There are some great black editions around. The muted stylings of the Audi A5 Black Edition or the carbonfibre interior of the Mercedes SLS Black series. Now Samsung is getting in on the act with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition.  Ok it's perhaps...

  • Panasonic ALL multi-room speakers pictures and first listen

    Panasonic ALL multi-room speakers pictures and first listen

    By 26 March 2014

    Panasonic announced a new line-up of wireless multi-room speakers at CES 2014 and confirmed that they will be available in Europe at the Panasonic Convention 2014 in Amsterdam this week.  The multi-room speaker system - called ALL - comprises of a number...

  • HTC Duo Camera explained: What is it and what will it do?

    HTC Duo Camera explained: What is it and what will it do?

    By 25 March 2014

    The HTC One (M8) is distinctive thanks to the appearance of an additional lens on the rear of the handset. It has long been a talking point and now the smartphone has launched, we have all the details about what this additional sensor, called Duo Camera,...

  • HTC One (M8) release date, rumours and everything you need to know (updated)

    HTC One (M8) release date, rumours and everything you need to know (updated)

    By 25 March 2014

    The HTC One (m8) is set to be launched later today, but what can we expect? We've been following the rumours for the last 6 months pulling it all together and updating this article regularly, giving you a one-stop for all the news, cutting through the...

  • What's new in the HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat update?

    What's new in the HTC One Android 4.4 KitKat update?

    By 24 March 2014

    HTC has re-released the Android 4.4 KitKat update in the UK, after pulling it in February, saying that some users had experienced problems with it. Now it's back, headed to Vodafone, O2, and Three HTC One users. EE is coming soon.  We've already updated...

  • Panasonic HX-A500 pictures and hands-on

    Panasonic HX-A500 pictures and hands-on

    By 24 March 2014

    Panasonic today announced a new action camcorder, the Panasonic HX-A500. It follows the same design as the HX-A100 launched in 2013, offering a camera connected to a box that does all the technical stuff, but this time there's the jump to offering 4K...

  • Everything you need to know about BBC iPlayer on Chromecast

    Everything you need to know about BBC iPlayer on Chromecast

    By 19 March 2014

    As Chromecast has now crossed the pond to land in Europe, one of the headline features for those in the UK is support for BBC iPlayer. After connecting your Chromecast to your TV and setting it up - perhaps making a few router changes too - you'll be...

  • Got Google Chromecast? Got a BT Home Hub? You might want to read this

    Got Google Chromecast? Got a BT Home Hub? You might want to read this

    By 19 March 2014

    Google Chromecast owners with a BT Home Hub will need to make a change to their settings to get all the functionality out of Google's HDMI streaming stick. Setup for the Chromecast is very simple. It only takes a couple of minutes to register it on your...

  • Chromecast is now available in the UK for £30, BBC iPlayer support included

    Chromecast is now available in the UK for £30, BBC iPlayer support included

    By 19 March 2014

    Chromecast, Google's smart HDMI stick, is now available to buy in the UK, retailing at £30. The device will let you turn any TV with an HDMI into a smart TV, giving you access to services like Netflix, BBC iPlayer and YouTube on your TV.  You'll also...

  • Optinvent Ora smartglasses put Android on your face for €699

    Optinvent Ora smartglasses put Android on your face for €699

    By 18 March 2014

    The Optinvent Ora smartglasses offer a full Android 4.2 platform that you can wear and are now available for pre-order at €699, shipping in May. Optinvent's glasses are independent, so rather than being a slave to another device, can be entirely autonomous....

  • Kiroco Touch jewellery lets you message loved ones via NFC

    Kiroco Touch jewellery lets you message loved ones via NFC

    By 18 March 2014

    Kiroco has launched a new range of jewellery that will let you touch your smartphone to get a special message from your loved one. Called Kiroco Touch, the jewellery (that's jewelry for our readers in the US) contains an NFC chip that will allow interaction...

  • HTC One (M8) will be available in store on 25 March, confirms Carphone Warehouse

    HTC One (M8) will be available in store on 25 March, confirms Carphone Warehouse

    By 18 March 2014

    Carphone Warehouse has confirmed that the new HTC One (M8) will be available on launch day, 25 March. The new handset will be announced by HTC on 25 March at events in London and New York, but Carphone Warehouse says you'll be able to buy the new handset...

  • What to expect from HTC Sense 6.0

    What to expect from HTC Sense 6.0

    By 17 March 2014

    With the new HTC One (M8) launching on 25 March 2014, there will be a new version of HTC Sense, or so the rumours will have us believe. The new HTC One has seen more leaks than any previous device we can recall. We've see video demos, we've seen the...

  • Samsung Galaxy TabPro 8.4 review
    4.5 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy TabPro 8.4 review

    By 17 March 2014

    When it comes to tablet strategy Samsung has saturated the market with devices of all sorts of sizes, with varying specs and running on different platforms. There's plenty of scope for confusion, as well as plenty of choice. Launched for 2014 is a new...

  • Xbox One Titanfall controller pictures and hands-on

    Xbox One Titanfall controller pictures and hands-on

    By 14 March 2014

    Titanfall has been one of the most eagerly anticipated titles for the Xbox One, launching on 11 March in the US and 14 March in Europe. To commemorate the launch, Respawn Entertainment and EA teamed up with Microsoft to produce a special limited edition...

  • Kazam wants to challenge the status quo with affordable Android smartphones

    Kazam wants to challenge the status quo with affordable Android smartphones

    By 12 March 2014

    Kazam wants to shake-up smartphones in Europe, James Atkins, CMO and co-founder at the fledgling company, told us today, saying that it was time to move on from the trend of "innovation for innovation's sake," and focus on what actually matters. Founded...

  • Huawei Ascend Y530 review
    3 out of 5

    Huawei Ascend Y530 review

    By 11 March 2014

    The Huawei Y530 is the latest handset from the company that's looking to deliver that smartphone experience without breaking the bank. Priced at £149.95 SIM-free, the Huawei Ascend Y530 is cheap for a 4.5-inch device, although it sits uncomfortably close...

  • First run: Puma Mobium Elite v2 review

    First run: Puma Mobium Elite v2 review

    By 11 March 2014

    Running shoes are moving in new directions, exploring new technologies and materials, and Puma isn't going to be left behind with its new Puma Mobium Elite v2. The new shoe is the result of two years of research at Puma, looking to create a shoe that's...

  • Hive by British Gas review
    4 out of 5

    Hive by British Gas review

    By 10 March 2014

    Of all the services offering to take control of your heating, Hive is probably the system that has the highest profile. That's in no small part due to plenty of marketing and a brand name that's instantly recognisable: British Gas. Hive by British Gas...

  • Sony Xperia Z2: Where can I get it?

    Sony Xperia Z2: Where can I get it?

    By 10 March 2014

    Sony's newest handset, the Xperia Z2 takes everything that the Z1 started, and adds refinement. It's more powerful, it has a larger display and it has a host of new features too. The handset is now available with a 5.2-inch Full HD display, the latest...

  • The HTC Desire 310 might be more significant than you think

    The HTC Desire 310 might be more significant than you think

    By 7 March 2014

    The HTC Desire 310 launched recently as an entry-level device. It's fairly easy to overlook it as incremental update as it arrives with specs that aren't hugely inspiring. But with it arriving just a few days after the furore of Mobile World Congress...


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