Archive for Chris Hall

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • HTC Sense 6.0 vs Sense 5.5: New features, tweaks and changes reviewed

    HTC Sense 6.0 vs Sense 5.5: New features, tweaks and changes reviewed

    By 12 June 2014

    HTC Sense 6.0 has launched on the HTC One (M8), the new flagship HTC device for 2014. It's also being referred to as Sixth Sense, although it appears listed in the device as Sense 6.0. We've had the new HTC One for some time, giving us the chance to dive...

  • HTC Sense 6.0 update for HTC One (M7) hits the UK

    HTC Sense 6.0 update for HTC One (M7) hits the UK

    By 12 June 2014

    Those in the UK waiting for the HTC Sense 6.0 update for the original HTC One - today is your lucky day, as the update is rolling out now. Hitting other global territories prior to Blighty, the update brings the HTC One up to Sense 6.0, sitting on Android...

  • World Cup delivered: How the internet can deliver your World Cup experience

    World Cup delivered: How the internet can deliver your World Cup experience

    By 12 June 2014

    The FIFA World Cup 2014 is on us, as we settle down for a month of global footballing action beamed from Brazil, right to your front room. It's a chance to immerse yourself in the beautiful game, spot new talent and just go football crazy. And the internet...

  • Uber embraces black cabs with UberTAXI option, claims 850 per cent jump in sign-ups

    Uber embraces black cabs with UberTAXI option, claims 850 per cent jump in sign-ups

    By 11 June 2014

    Uber has added an option for those users in London that makes it possible to hail a black taxi through the popular cab service app. There has been growing upset over recent months about apps like Uber not being held to the same standards as London's...

  • SwiftKey is now free, forever

    SwiftKey is now free, forever

    By 11 June 2014

    SwiftKey, the chart-topping keyboard app for Android, is now free, forever. Shifting from a paid app to a freemium app, all Android users will now be able to take advantage of one of the best smart keyboards out there without spending a penny. Instead...

  • Following the #WorldCup on Twitter: Soccer Edition, hashflags, and more

    Following the #WorldCup on Twitter: Soccer Edition, hashflags, and more

    By 10 June 2014

    If you're a fan of football and a fan of Twitter, then there's a lot in stock for you over the coming month, with the kick-off of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on Thursday 12 June.  Eagle-eyed smartphone users might have noticed an update to the Twitter...

  • Watch the E3 2014 Nintendo Digital Event: No Mario, but there is some Smash Bros

    Watch the E3 2014 Nintendo Digital Event: No Mario, but there is some Smash Bros

    By 10 June 2014

    If you want to catch-up on everything that Nintendo has to talk about at E3, then we have the "live" feed for you right here.  It's actually a Digital Event - there's no real life press conference - but it's still worth tuning in to see what Nintendo...

  • Audi A3 Cabriolet review
    4.5 out of 5

    Audi A3 Cabriolet review

    By 10 June 2014

    Launched on a new platform in 2013, the Audi A3 has now made its way to the Cabriolet model, giving you the chance to drop the top and enjoy the thrill of al fresco driving. The A3 Cabriolet makes a departure from previous models, switching from the hatchback-style...

  • What to expect from Samsung's Galaxy Tab S launch

    What to expect from Samsung's Galaxy Tab S launch

    By 9 June 2014

    In May Samsung sent out invites to the Samsung Galaxy Premiere 2014 event, to be held in New York on Thursday 12 June. We've seen a number of leaks since that invitation went out, and Samsung's invitation clearly draws attention to tablets, and to colour. ...

  • Netflix adds Post-Play feature to Android, Chromecast coming soon

    Netflix adds Post-Play feature to Android, Chromecast coming soon

    By 9 June 2014

    Netflix has added the Post-Play feature to its Android app, making it even easier to binge on your favourite TV shows. The Post-Play feature lets you roll straight into the next episode of a TV series, so you don't have to hit play; you can just sit there...


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