Archive for Ian Morris

  • Nectar fuel cell pictures and hands-on

    Nectar fuel cell pictures and hands-on

    By 7 January 2013

    It's all well and good carrying a rechargeable battery around with you, but they generally have quite limited capacity and can't charge your phone more than a couple of times. Aside from carrying a massive one, batteries really aren't the solution. But...

  • ION Scratch2GO DJ controller pads for iPad

    ION Scratch2GO DJ controller pads for iPad

    By 7 January 2013

    DJing on the iPad is becoming a bit of a thing, it seems. A device that you wouldn't think would be ideal for such a high-pressure job seems to have been adopted quite widely, be it as storage that fits into some DJ decks, or as a standalone DJ mixing...

  • APP OF THE DAY: TouchPal keyboard review (Android)

    APP OF THE DAY: TouchPal keyboard review (Android)

    By 4 January 2013

    Android keyboard are, honestly, a mess. The one you get with your phone will probably be one customised by the company that built your phone, or it might be one bought in because the hardware company lacked the expertise to do a good job itself. Most...

  • Google Now praises iPad

    Google Now praises iPad

    By 4 January 2013

    Here's an interesting Friday bug for you to enjoy. If you ask Google Now, "What is a giraffe" it comes back with a surprising answer. Watch our video above, or try it for yourself -, as long as Google hasn't fixed it, you should get the same result as...

  • Razer Sabertooth Elite Gaming Controller for Xbox 360
    4.5 out of 5

    Razer Sabertooth Elite Gaming Controller for Xbox 360

    By 3 January 2013

    There are lots of things you might think when considering a new Xbox 360 controller. You might just think about getting the official one, and sticking with what you know. Or perhaps you might consider a third-party solution, to get a bit more out of your...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Pixlr Express review (Android and iPhone)

    APP OF THE DAY: Pixlr Express review (Android and iPhone)

    By 28 December 2012

    Photo manipulation is all the rage, if the Instagram uproar is to be believed. People love tweaking their mobile phone pictures to give them a bit of life, and we can see why. Every image ever taken with a cameraphone looks roughly the same. They don't...

  • PlayStation 2 hits retirement age in Japan

    PlayStation 2 hits retirement age in Japan

    By 28 December 2012

    The PlayStation 2 was a game-changer, and that's an indisputable fact. At the time it launched, consoles were a more niche pursuit than they are today, and it was really Sony's second-generation console that helped turn that around. But now, after 12...

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 detailed in hands-on video, shame it's make believe

    Samsung Galaxy S4 detailed in hands-on video, shame it's make believe

    By 28 December 2012

    Some people have a lot more spare time than us. Perhaps they don't have jobs, children, partners and DIY to do or require any sleep. We say this because, collectively, they seem to be filling up YouTube with fake videos. If it's not eagles grabbing babies,...

  • Google's favourite apps of 2012

    Google's favourite apps of 2012

    By 28 December 2012

    Any parent knows you shouldn't pick favourites, so Google's decision to release a curated list of what it considers the best apps of 2012 is an odd one. The list, published via the Play store website, details some of the Android creator's favourite apps....

  • Get Flickr Pro free for three months

    Get Flickr Pro free for three months

    By 27 December 2012

    Flickr has always been a great photo-sharing site, it's a great place to store your photos, and it's a useful tool for looking at trends in photography - its Exif search is fabulous. And what it now has, is a free three months for its "Pro" service. What...

  • Simplehuman semi-round sensor bin
    4.5 out of 5

    Simplehuman semi-round sensor bin

    By 27 December 2012

    "A bin? You're going to review a bin?" they asked, with a mixture of surprise and despair. Our reply came quickly, perhaps so quickly it seemed rehearsed: "Yes, because this isn't just any bin, it's special." It's made by a company called simplehuman,...

  • Canon officially discontinues EOS 5D MK II

    Canon officially discontinues EOS 5D MK II

    By 27 December 2012

    In news that is news to no one, Canon has decided to stop making an old camera - the 5D MK II - and will now concentrate on selling a new camera - the MK III - instead. Presumably, this announcement comes as it nears the end of its stock of the MK II....

  • Gracenote will personalise TV adverts in the US next year

    Gracenote will personalise TV adverts in the US next year

    By 27 December 2012

    Adverts are often some of the most creative and entertaining things on TV. But more often, they're monotonous, boring and irrelevant to you, the viewer. With that in mind, Gracenote - a company famous for identifying music - plans to launch a new system...

  • Google Play Music censors your uploaded songs

    Google Play Music censors your uploaded songs

    By 27 December 2012

    The Americans, rightly or wrongly have a bit of a reputation for being a puritanical lot - no swearing on network TV and nothing more than a hint of side boob. But the discovery that Google Play music is switching out your explicit music for censored...

  • Denon AH-D600 headphones
    5 out of 5

    Denon AH-D600 headphones

    By 26 December 2012

    At £500, the Denon AH-D600 headphones are a massive financial commitment. The good news, however, is that we've had a sniff around online and you can already find them for about £300. While that's still not cheap, that's only a tiny sliver of cash more...

  • Huawei G330
    3.5 out of 5

    Huawei G330

    By 21 December 2012

    Cheap really is a relative term. Back when GSM phones didn't do the internet, and Ericsson ruled the roost with phones like the T28, £200 was about the most money you could spend on a normal handset. We know, because around the millennium we did exactly...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Flickr review (Android and iPhone)

    APP OF THE DAY: Flickr review (Android and iPhone)

    By 19 December 2012

    So, Instagram is dead, basically. Facebook may have backed-down on its stance that it can pretty much do what the hell it wants with your photos, but we all know that the company is, at a cellular level, incapable of respecting your privacy. So, the hunt...

  • Atomic Floyd PowerJax headphones
    3 out of 5

    Atomic Floyd PowerJax headphones

    By 19 December 2012

    With their bright red cables and metal earpieces, when you open the PowerJax headphones there's really no doubt that these are made by Atomic Floyd. Of course, you might not have heard of the company, but take it from us, the style very much belongs to...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Google Play Music review (Android)

    APP OF THE DAY: Google Play Music review (Android)

    By 14 December 2012

    This might sound stupid if you already have, and use, Google Play Music, but for many people with devices that don’t have it, that’s a shame, because it’s really very good indeed. There are a good number of music playback apps on the Play Store,...

  • How the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 gives Harlequins a competitive edge

    How the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 gives Harlequins a competitive edge

    By 13 December 2012

    You might not think of rugby as a high-tech sport, but things have changed massively in the past 10 years. The sport has grown more professional, and there's more money involved. With more money comes better tools to improve performance, but also more...

  • VW Touareg 3.0 TDI with Dynaudio sound system
    4 out of 5

    VW Touareg 3.0 TDI with Dynaudio sound system

    By 12 December 2012

    The Americans have always been obsessed with big cars. They have big roads, and the inexplicable need to own cars with big, 5-litre V8 engines. While we can see the charm of a big lump of power under the bonnet - sorry, hood - with fuel now rivalling...

  • Sennheiser Momentum headphones
    4.5 out of 5

    Sennheiser Momentum headphones

    By 6 December 2012

    Headphones, headphones, headphones. There are so many of them, and they all sound totally different. If you're planning on buying headphones, then this must surely be the worst bit - deciding which set to get. Harder still is picking one that not only...

  • Mophie juice pack battery case for Samsung Galaxy S III
    4 out of 5

    Mophie juice pack battery case for Samsung Galaxy S III

    By 6 December 2012

    Mophie is well-known for making the extra battery packs for the iPhone in to which your phone slides, giving you an extended battery and a sort of semi-protective shell. Mophie used to concentrate on iPhone, because it was the biggest single market, but...

  • Huawei Ascend P1 LTE
    4 out of 5

    Huawei Ascend P1 LTE

    By 4 December 2012

    We really liked the Huawei P1 that appeared earlier this year. A solid, likeable and barebones Android handset from the Chinese company that most people still haven't really heard of - and many can't pronounce. The P1 LTE offers 4G network access on EE,...

  • TDK Wireless Sound Cube
    4.5 out of 5

    TDK Wireless Sound Cube

    By 2 December 2012

    TDK is probably a name you remember from the '80s and '90s, when you had a stack of its cassette tapes and used them to kill the music industry by taping your favourite songs from the radio. But of course, with the music industry destroyed by such piracy,...


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