Archive for Chris Hall

  • Nissan ZEOD RC: World's first 300kph electric racing car
    Cars

    Nissan ZEOD RC: World's first 300kph electric racing car

    By 21 June 2013

    Nissan has pulled the covers off the Nisson ZEOD RC, the world's first electric racing car, making its entry into the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2014. ZEOD stands for zero emission on demand and will be based on the same lithium battery technology found in the...

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Active pictures and hands-on

    By 20 June 2013

    Samsung, it seems, is intent on using the S4 name wherever it can. Announced at the beginning of June, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is the Korean giant's take on the tough phone, challenging the Sony Xperia Z in the tough stakes. The display on the front...

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini pictures and hands-on

    By 20 June 2013

    The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is an S4 in design, if not quite cut from the same cloth. Pinning the S4 label on it might confuse some, as this smaller-format Galaxy device doesn't quite match up to its bigger brother. In the hand it feels every bit like...

  • Samsung Galaxy NX official: Interchangable lenses, APS-C sensor, Android 4.2
    Cameras

    Samsung Galaxy NX official: Interchangable lenses, APS-C sensor, Android 4.2

    By 20 June 2013

    Samsung has unveiled its latest connected camera, this time adding Android to the NX family. The result is the Samsung Galaxy NX, a camera that will do just about everything. Starting with the camera side of things, there's a 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS...

  • Camera360 update brings audio to photos, adds cries to babies, clucks to chickens
    Apps

    Camera360 update brings audio to photos, adds cries to babies, clucks to chickens

    By 19 June 2013

    Camera360 has updated its popular photo app for Android and iPhone, bringing the option to capture audio along with your photos. The company says the new functionality will help you add to the "emotion and drama" captured using the app. The audio capture...

  • Speck GemShell, CandyShell and CandyShell Grip cases for HTC One pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Speck GemShell, CandyShell and CandyShell Grip cases for HTC One pictures and hands-on

    By 19 June 2013

    If you're looking to keep the slick aluminium body of your new HTC One protected, then Speck has some cases that might interest you. We've got our hands on the GemShell, the CandyShell and the CandyShell Grip. All the cases offer the same push-in design...

  • Nokia Lumia 925 review
    Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Nokia Lumia 925 review

    By 19 June 2013

    The Nokia Lumia 925 is a new flagship model from the Finnish company bringing a selection of updates, mostly in design, to the company's Lumia 920 that's only about 6-months old. It lands with rumours swirling about yet another high-end handset on the...

  • Huawei says no to Nexus experience: 'We've made hundreds of improvements' in Emotion UI
    Phones

    Huawei says no to Nexus experience: 'We've made hundreds of improvements' in Emotion UI

    By 18 June 2013

    Those hoping to get their hands on a stock Android version of the new super-skinny Huawei Ascend P6 may be disappointed, as Richard Yu, chairman, responded to the question at the global launch of the new handset in London. We've recently seen the trend...

  • App of the day: Barclays Mobile Banking review (Android)
    Apps

    App of the day: Barclays Mobile Banking review (Android)

    By 17 June 2013

    It makes the world go round but you can't buy love with it. It walks, it talks, it's the root of all evil, but all we want is dirty cash. The country has none, but fortunately banks do, and some of that filthy lucre goes into app development. Mother always...

  • Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2013) review
    Laptops 5 out of 5

    Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2013) review

    By 17 June 2013

    With palms resting on the slick and familiar deck of the 2013 MacBook Air, it's with some trepidation that we look to review Apple's latest version of its iconic notebook computer. The MacBook Air launched as the lightweight alternative to the MacBook....

  • New TomTom Go starts at £159, available online now
    Gadgets

    New TomTom Go starts at £159, available online now

    By 14 June 2013

    TomTom has confirmed the pricing for its latest TomTom Go satnav devices that were announced in April. The new TomTom Go comes in three sizes: 4.3, 5, and 6-inch displays, numbered as 400, 500 and 600 respectively and all offer the same functionality,...

  • Acer: We are looking at wearable, coming in 2014
    Gadgets

    Acer: We are looking at wearable, coming in 2014

    By 14 June 2013

    Acer has confirmed that it is looking into wearable technology, telling us that we can expect to see some form of wearable tech from the company in 2014. The comments came from ST Liew, president of the smartphone business group at Acer, in an interview...

  • Acer Liquid ZX: Acer's incoming 3.5-inch Android smartphone
    Phones

    Acer Liquid ZX: Acer's incoming 3.5-inch Android smartphone

    By 14 June 2013

    Acer's president of smartphone ST Liew has revealed to Pocket-lint that the company will soon be launching a 3.5-inch Android device, which we believe will launch as the Acer Liquid ZX. "We believe that we will capture small-screen smartphone and large-screen...

  • Acer on Android: Design, enabling hardware and a nod to Samsung
    Phones

    Acer on Android: Design, enabling hardware and a nod to Samsung

    By 14 June 2013

    When Acer announced it was entering the smartphone business at Mobile World Congress 2009, we couldn't quite take it seriously. The message seemed to be volume and price, but wasn't wholly realistic in our eyes, not with the competition digging in for...

  • Acer holding off Windows Phone 8 handsets until Microsoft can build momentum
    Phones

    Acer holding off Windows Phone 8 handsets until Microsoft can build momentum

    By 14 June 2013

    Acer has confirmed that it is interested in producing Windows Phone 8 handsets, but has concerns about committing to the platform at this time. In an interview with Pocket-lint, Allen Burnes, EMEA vice-president for Acer smartphone, said that Acer liked...

  • Vodafone Smart Mini: £50 smartphone brings the basics
    Phones

    Vodafone Smart Mini: £50 smartphone brings the basics

    By 13 June 2013

    Vodafone has launched a new own-brand Android smartphone as part of its Vodafone Smart series. The Vodafone Smart Mini is one of the cheapest Android devices around at only £50. Of course, this basic handset eschews the bells and whistles to land at...

  • Larger display iPhone rumours continue to swirl, colours and cheap models again suggested
    Phones

    Larger display iPhone rumours continue to swirl, colours and cheap models again suggested

    By 13 June 2013

    Barely a week passes without speculation about new iPhone models. This time Reuters cites comments from "people with knowledge of the matter" suggesting that Apple is looking at a larger display iPhone. These sources go as far as suggesting that Apple...

  • Sony Xperia ZU launch invite hints at phablet design
    Phones

    Sony Xperia ZU launch invite hints at phablet design

    By 13 June 2013

    An invitation to the French launch of a new Sony Mobile device has given us a better idea of what the company's rumoured phablet, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, might look like. The side-shot of the new device on the invitation seems to mirror Sony Mobile's...

  • Lenovo Horizon 27-inch tabletop PC available now for £1,499
    Laptops

    Lenovo Horizon 27-inch tabletop PC available now for £1,499

    By 13 June 2013

    The Lenovo Horizon 27-inch gaming tablet-cum-table is now on sale online in the UK at Currys and PC World, for a not unsubstantial £1,499.99 and will be heading to stores soon, with John Lewis and Amazon expected to join the party soon after. When we...

  • Nokia Lumia 925 low light camera hands-on and first impressions
    Phones

    Nokia Lumia 925 low light camera hands-on and first impressions

    By 12 June 2013

    The Nokia Lumia 925 is the latest Windows Phone hero handset. Sporting a slick design, Nokia is looking to address the criticisms that were levelled at the Nokia Lumia 920. We've got our hands on the final retail version of the Lumia 925 and we're getting...

  • Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2013): Hands-on with the all-day laptop
    Laptops

    Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2013): Hands-on with the all-day laptop

    By 12 June 2013

    Apple has updated the iconic thin and light laptop, the MacBook Air. Both the 11-inch and 13-inch models see a number of internal upgrades that make for a better machine, built for modern mobile users. We've got our hands on the 13-inch 2013 MacBook Air...

  • BOOM! Getac Z710-Ex Android tablet is literally bomb proof
    Tablets

    BOOM! Getac Z710-Ex Android tablet is literally bomb proof

    By 11 June 2013

    Getac claims that its Z710-Ex is the toughest Android tablet in the game. Carrying ATEX certification, this new version of the Getac tablet is ready to use in hazardous and explosive environments. The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet also comes with MIL-STD...

  • Game of Thrones season 3 launches HD streaming on Blinkbox on 15 July
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    Game of Thrones season 3 launches HD streaming on Blinkbox on 15 July

    By 11 June 2013

    HBO has confirmed that Blinkbox will be the first digital retailer in the UK to offer Game of Thrones season 3 to buy, meaning you can stream the award-winning show from 15 July 2013 and for the first time you'll be able to stream in high definition....

  • Corning Gorilla Glass could be coming to cars
    Cars

    Corning Gorilla Glass could be coming to cars

    By 11 June 2013

    Corning has said that it "expects at least one" car manufacturer to incorporate Corning Gorilla Glass within the next year. The comment comes from Jeffery Evenson, senior vice-president of Corning, talking at the MIT Technology Review's Mobile Summit...

  • Red for danger: Sony Vaio Red Edition Duo 13 and Pro specials announced
    Laptops

    Red for danger: Sony Vaio Red Edition Duo 13 and Pro specials announced

    By 11 June 2013

    Sony is offering some "extremely limited" red editions of the Vaio Duo 13 and Vaio Pro notebooks, just announced last week. To create the red finish on these special-edition notebooks, Sony tells us that it had to explore a wide range of pigment combinations...