Archive for Chris Hall

  • Wuaki.tv is a one-stop online shop for video: Subscription streaming, rentals and purchases

    Wuaki.tv is a one-stop online shop for video: Subscription streaming, rentals and purchases

    By 26 September 2013

    Wuaki.tv has officially announced its full launch in the UK, emerging from beta, bringing another way to access online films and TV content, through a unique hybrid offering. Backed by parent company Rakuten - of Play.com fame - Wuaki.tv's unique proposition...

  • British Gas announces Hive Active Heating, offering remote control from your smartphone

    British Gas announces Hive Active Heating, offering remote control from your smartphone

    By 25 September 2013

    British Gas has announced that it plans to play a larger role in controlling your home energy, launching a new brand known as Hive. Hive, by British Gas, will be a family of devices and systems designed to drag your energy controls into the modern world....

  • BlackBerry Z30 pictures and hands-on

    BlackBerry Z30 pictures and hands-on

    By 25 September 2013

    The BlackBerry Z30 takes BB10 big in a number of ways, pushing the display out to 5-inches, making this the biggest BlackBerry around, but also pushing the battery up to 2880mAh - the largest of any BlackBerry device. In the hand, it feels like a great...

  • BlackBerry: No new BB10 devices till March

    BlackBerry: No new BB10 devices till March

    By 25 September 2013

    BlackBerry has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it will not be launching any more BB10 devices beyond the four that it already has available in its current fiscal year, which ends in March. The confirmation confirms what BlackBerry previously said in a recent...

  • iOS 7 waterproofing spoof fools users, destroyed iPhones result

    iOS 7 waterproofing spoof fools users, destroyed iPhones result

    By 24 September 2013

    It seems that a spoof advert promoting new waterproofing features in iOS 7 has resulted in some gullible iPhone owners testing their devices and coming to a sticky end. The advert looks to have originated form the 4Chan bulletin board, along with an Apple-style...

  • Hyundai i40 Tourer review
    4 out of 5

    Hyundai i40 Tourer review

    By 24 September 2013

    If you're looking for an estate car, then you're spoilt for choice. The Hyundai i40 Tourer joins a growing army of options to consider. Not only are there the large estate models, like the Passat or the A6, but in many cases shorter-wheelbase options,...

  • Tesco Hudl rivals: 7-inch tablets to consider

    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
    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?

    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

    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
    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

    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

    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

    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
    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

    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

    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

    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)

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...