Archive for Ian Morris

  • Linn Kiko
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    Linn Kiko

    By 17 January 2013

    What does a modern hi-fi look like in this day and age? Does it have a CD player? An FM radio? Or is it really just an amplifier, some speakers and the ability to hoover up music from your home network and play it with superb quality? Linn seems to think...

  • Eton Rukus Solar XL and Rugged pictures and hands-on

    Eton Rukus Solar XL and Rugged pictures and hands-on

    By 14 January 2013

    The sun, remember it? It's that sphere of light and heat that keeps us all alive and makes our brains function. Well, eternal optimists Eton has announced a new pair of devices aimed at getting free energy from the sun, and helping us all to save the...

  • iMD Smart Filing System pictures and hands-on

    iMD Smart Filing System pictures and hands-on

    By 12 January 2013

    Sometimes at CES even we were surprised by just what ideas people have had in the previous 12 months. This year, a man has decided that what we need in the internet age is a new, high-tech way of storing our old paper files. As crazy as it might at first...

  • iFrogz Boost Plus and Animatone Snug pictures and hands-on

    iFrogz Boost Plus and Animatone Snug pictures and hands-on

    By 11 January 2013

    Portable speakers are great, and they make listening to music with friends a treat, but you could argue there's still a bit of a faff about getting your tunes out loud. We have certainly been forced to mess about for some time getting Bluetooth devices...

  • There's a chance the Valve CES booth team have gone mad

    There's a chance the Valve CES booth team have gone mad

    By 11 January 2013

    One of the stories from CES this year that has gained traction has been about the new Steam gaming PC. Since news broke about the rumoured device, it seems that members of the press have besieged the Steam booth and demanded to be given a look at the...

  • Glidecam XR-500 camera stabiliser pictures and hands-on

    Glidecam XR-500 camera stabiliser pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2013

    Glidecam has launched a rival for the Steadicam Smoothee that can support light cameras, including the iPhone and the GoPro Hero. There are some interesting features here that make this a decent competitor to the Steadicam product, and one which offers...

  • Parrot Zik by Starck pictures and hands-on

    Parrot Zik by Starck pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2013

    It's not often we hardened tech hacks walk past a booth at CES and find ourselves overcome with desire, but the Parrot Zik by Starck has got us dribbling from the mouth this year. The Zik by Starck was announced at CES last year, but we've not had a hands-on...

  • Fisher-Price Little People Apptivity case and Barnyard pictures and hands-on

    Fisher-Price Little People Apptivity case and Barnyard pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2013

    If you were an executive at Fisher Price watching how much fun children have with their parents' iPads you could do one of two things. You could decide you’re never going to better Apple’s device, give up and go home, or you could use it in your own...

  • Lego Mindstorms EV3 pictures and hands-on

    Lego Mindstorms EV3 pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2013

    Did you know that Lego Mindstorms is now 15 years old? When it was introduced, we were almost able to claim to be children and the whole of kids' toys looked completely different. Imagine a world where your 10-year-old wasn’t always seen from behind...

  • LG Windows 8 touch-enabled monitor pictures and hands-on

    LG Windows 8 touch-enabled monitor pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2013

    Many people have complained about Windows 8 when it comes to using the OS on desktop, or even laptop computers. The touch input on these machines is slightly pointless, they argue, because they’re usually not touch-enabled. So a new LGs display is...

  • LG ultrabook, slider PC and desktop all-in-one pictures and hands-on

    LG ultrabook, slider PC and desktop all-in-one pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2013

    LG has launched a range of new computers at CES 2013, among them, a slender all-in-one PC, an Ultrabook and a sliding laptop which can become a Windows 8 tablet. All seem to have gone for a white case - a pleasant change from all those silver and black...

  • LG smart fridge pictures and hands-on

    LG smart fridge pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2013

    Everything is getting smarter these days, and the new smart fridge from LG is the cleverest fridge we’ve ever seen, with a screen on the front and a smartphone app to back it up. As you might expect, there are the usual array of fridge features, and...

  • Panasonic closing LCD plant to start production on OLED and 4K tablet

    Panasonic closing LCD plant to start production on OLED and 4K tablet

    By 10 January 2013

    Eagle-eyed television lovers will have spotted that Panasonic has changed its LCD range to use passive 3D technology. Not because it particularly believes passive 3D is the best 3D display tech, but as a result of shutting down its own LCD panel manufacturing...

  • Acer B1-A71 pictures and hands-on

    Acer B1-A71 pictures and hands-on

    By 9 January 2013

    The Acer Iconia B1 is really very affordable. We were told it will retail for £99 in the UK, and that makes it just about the best value for money in the tablet space. The B1 comes with Jelly Bean, the latest version of Android, which is something worth...

  • Panasonic 56-inch 4K OLED TV pictures and eyes-on

    Panasonic 56-inch 4K OLED TV pictures and eyes-on

    By 9 January 2013

    Not one day ago we were bemoaning, via Twitter, the fact that OLED TVs were never going to happen. And then, literally hours later, Panasonic is telling us it has a new OLED TV which it hopes will be available “soon”. Of course, that’s not the same...

  • iRobot Looj gutter cleaning robot coming to the UK

    iRobot Looj gutter cleaning robot coming to the UK

    By 8 January 2013

    The iRobo Looj will sweep your gutters clean of debris, and it’s heading for the UK soon. The robotic cleaner specialists have been selling this gutter cleaner in the US for a few months now, but having surveyed the gutters of the UK and Europe, the...

  • Nest officially coming to the UK

    Nest officially coming to the UK

    By 8 January 2013

    At Pocket-lint, we’re big fans of Nest, a smart home thermostat that aims to save you money, while beautifying the tedium of adjusting the temperature of your heating. So when we saw the firm at a CES offshoot show, called The Digital Experience, we...

  • Intel announces low cost, powerful phone for developing countries

    Intel announces low cost, powerful phone for developing countries

    By 8 January 2013

    Why should the developed world have all the good phones, asks Intel. Well, perhaps it didn't, but with its new range of low-cost handsets, it is targeting those in the developing world with phones that offer a full Android experience, but without the...

  • Panasonic's 2013 TV ranges announced. 16 plasmas and 16 LCDs

    Panasonic's 2013 TV ranges announced. 16 plasmas and 16 LCDs

    By 8 January 2013

    Panasonic has announced its 2013 range of TVs, and there’s some interesting technology here. First, the company was keen to promote its smart TV platform. It’s improving that this year, with something called My Home Screen. This is a customised user...

  • Panasonic’s 2013 TVs know who you are and are more accessible than ever

    Panasonic’s 2013 TVs know who you are and are more accessible than ever

    By 7 January 2013

    If you have hearing or vision problems, then Panasonic wants to make sure you’re not excluded from enjoying its smart TV services. And it wants to personalise the whole experience of smart TV to each user. The technologies for accessibility are nothing...

  • Panasonic HX-A100 action camera pictures and hands-on

    Panasonic HX-A100 action camera pictures and hands-on

    By 7 January 2013

    Panasonic has always made good, solid and high-quality camcorders. The problem is, video-only devices are dying a little bit in this day and age. The reason, as you might expect, is that lots of people are using phones and still cameras to capture their...

  • Panasonic HC-X920 HD camcorder pictures and hands-on

    Panasonic HC-X920 HD camcorder pictures and hands-on

    By 7 January 2013

    Panasonic's 9 series camcorders are, somewhat predictably, having their yearly refresh. The HC-X920 will replace the HC-X900 and have many of the same terrific features. But there are some new bits too, and these should make this camera a much more attractive...

  • Panasonic HX-WA30, HX-WA3 and HX-DC3 active camcorders announced

    Panasonic HX-WA30, HX-WA3 and HX-DC3 active camcorders announced

    By 7 January 2013

    While all the news in action cameras these days is about GoPro and the like, Panasonic is still a major player here and, to prove it, it has just announced a new trio of rugged camcorders. Unlike GoPro, these camcorders are both tough and have the performance...

  • Hapilabs HAPIfork pictures and hands-on

    Hapilabs HAPIfork pictures and hands-on

    By 7 January 2013

    A study has shown that the speed you eat has a big impact on the amount you eat, and how quickly you feel full. Eating slowly means you "feel" full quicker than if you shovel food into your mouth like someone is about to come and steal your plate from...

  • Invoxia NVX 610 pictures and hands-on

    Invoxia NVX 610 pictures and hands-on

    By 7 January 2013

    Although it's been out for iPhone for some time, we like the Invoxia NVX 610. It allows you to plonk an Android phone in its dock slot, charge it and turn it into a desk phone. There's a proper handset too, that's sure to be nicer to hold than your mobile....


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