Archive for Ian Morris

  • BT, TalkTalk and Sky porn filters also found to block legitimate sex education sites

    BT, TalkTalk and Sky porn filters also found to block legitimate sex education sites

    By 19 December 2013

    After months of debate, internet service providers have started to engage filters to protect children from porn at the behest of the UK government. For new BT customers, TalkTalk customers and Sky subscribers these filters will be automatically switched...

  • Hands-on: Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid first drive

    Hands-on: Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid first drive

    By 18 December 2013

    We didn't have very long with the Porsche Panamera, but we thought it was worth some hands-on love, because it's a very special car. We've spent time with the diesel previously, and really liked it and the truth is, the Panamera is a bit weird to initially...

  • Video: Pocket-lint meets Kyle Lambert, the artist behind the iPad drawing of Morgan Freeman

    Video: Pocket-lint meets Kyle Lambert, the artist behind the iPad drawing of Morgan Freeman

    By 16 December 2013

    Kyle Lambert amazed pretty much the whole internet when he posted his video showing the process of drawing Morgan Freeman on an iPad. The finished image looks so much like a photo that some have called it a fake, and claimed it's just a reverse-engineered...

  • LG G Pad 8.3 review
    4.5 out of 5

    LG G Pad 8.3 review

    By 11 December 2013

    LG admits that its first foray into tablet computing wasn't exactly a roaring success. Although there was nothing to hate about the LG Optimus Pad we could only find enough stuff to like to give it three stars. LG then seemingly gave up on tablets but...

  • Google unveils Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition for US

    Google unveils Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition for US

    By 10 December 2013

    In a flurry of activity, Google has announced yet another device to the "Google Play" editions of popular hardware. This time, the honour of vanilla Android goes to the Sony Z Ultra, the massive 6.4-inch phablet. We have a lot of love for phablets in...

  • Stream satellite TV to your phone or tablet with Elgato's EyeTV Netstream 4Sat

    Stream satellite TV to your phone or tablet with Elgato's EyeTV Netstream 4Sat

    By 10 December 2013

    British homes have always relied on the over-the-air broadcast of TV channels. But in an HD and 4K world, and with 4G mobile services in demand, the available bandwidth for terrestrial TV is shrinking. So surely it would be better to use the much less...

  • Sony moves in to Pinewood Studios and talks to us about 4K production

    Sony moves in to Pinewood Studios and talks to us about 4K production

    By 6 December 2013

    To see what's what in the world of motion picture production, we went along to Pinewood Studios to have a look at the facilities there, and to see what Sony is doing with its new motion picture cameras, and how digital is coming along as a technology...

  • Video: watch highlights from the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2013

    Video: watch highlights from the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2013

    By 5 December 2013

    You might already know who won what at the Pocket-lint awards, but here's a chance to see some highlights from our awards evening, and some interviews with journalists and PRs who attended.  There is a complete list of the winners available too.  As...

  • Video review: Pocket-lint goes shooting with ear-defending GunSonics iPhone app

    Video review: Pocket-lint goes shooting with ear-defending GunSonics iPhone app

    By 3 December 2013

    Apart from all the more obvious problems with firearms, one that you might not have thought about is how long-term use of a gun for sport or hunting hurts your hearing. If you shoot for competition, sport or other reason, then you might find that you're...

  • Teac USB DAC Amplifier AI-501DA review
    4.5 out of 5

    Teac USB DAC Amplifier AI-501DA review

    By 3 December 2013

    If you live on your computer and want to hear better sound then you need to break away from the in-built soundcard and move to an external digital-to-analogue converter (DAC). That's where the Teac AI-501DA - an integrated amplifier and USB DAC - comes...

  • Western Digital My Passport Ultra review
    4.5 out of 5

    Western Digital My Passport Ultra review

    By 2 December 2013

    Portable hard drives aren't that glamorous, but when Western Digital offered to send over a USB 3.0 hard drive, it mentioned something interesting - that it was aimed at students going back to school. A TV-style flashback then commenced as we remembered...

  • Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport Tech review
    5 out of 5

    Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport Tech review

    By 22 November 2013

    It took 120 miles for us to fall in love with the Mazda MX-5. At first, and despite loving the idea of the small, reasonably cheap and pretty little sportscar, we just didn't get it. There wasn't a great deal to really grab our attention and it's got...

  • Vauxhall Adam SLAM 1.4i ecoFLEX review
    4.5 out of 5

    Vauxhall Adam SLAM 1.4i ecoFLEX review

    By 19 November 2013

    The Vauxhall Adam is a car that is aimed squarely at the city dweller. Compact, yet cool, it’s loaded with tech and complete with an economic engine that will not only save you money but also do less harm to the planet. It's ideal for younger drivers...

  • Sony PS4 hands-on video review

    Sony PS4 hands-on video review

    By 14 November 2013

    The US launch for the PS4 is now upon us, the console launches tomorrow in the US, and at the end of the month in the UK. With that in mind, we went to Sony's central London HQ to get some hands-on time with the console. And, the good news is, there's...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 tips and one-handed tricks

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 tips and one-handed tricks

    By 12 November 2013

    Big phones are the best phones, that's just a simple fact. Follow the logic from your TV, a bigger screen is better, makes TV more enjoyable and more immersive. So phones should be the same. Well, yes, in theory. The problem is, a phone is held in one...

  • Western Digital WD TV Play review
    4.5 out of 5

    Western Digital WD TV Play review

    By 12 November 2013

    With smart TVs becoming more popular, those with older sets they don't want to replace might want to look for something to add media playback features and online content from a separate box. The WD TV Play is one such a device. Small, light, cheap and...

  • LG G Pad 8.3: Hands-on pictures with the Nexus 7 challenger

    LG G Pad 8.3: Hands-on pictures with the Nexus 7 challenger

    By 8 November 2013

    LG's G Pad 8.3 is a smart idea for a tablet. We think this is about the right sort of size for a tablet, not as clunky as a 10-or-more-inch model, but a bit more screen real estate than a 7-inch tablet. From our, so far, limited time with the G Pad -...

  • Sol Republic Master Tracks XC headphones Studio Tuned by Calvin Harris review
    5 out of 5

    Sol Republic Master Tracks XC headphones Studio Tuned by Calvin Harris review

    By 7 November 2013

    When Sol Republic announced that it had got Calvin Harris to studio tune its XC headphones, we felt a wave of apathy. Was such a branding exercise really necessary? But when we took a closer look at these cans something about them stood out. We just had...

  • Nokia Lumia 1020 Ultra Highlight

    Nokia Lumia 1020 Ultra Highlight

    By 30 October 2013

    There's lots to say about the Nokia 1020, and we said pretty much most of it in our review. So what, you might ask, is an Ultra Highlight then? Quite simply, it's our look at the manufacturer's key feature of a device. So if Nokia says the camera is the...

  • Electrolux portable air conditioner (EXP09HN1WI) review
    4 out of 5

    Electrolux portable air conditioner (EXP09HN1WI) review

    By 24 October 2013

    Summer might be all but over, and that might lead you to ask why we're publishing an air conditioner review on this date. Well, there are a couple of reasons, which will become obvious as we progress. But, let's just say that an air conditioner is for...

  • Blue Microphones Nessie review
    5 out of 5

    Blue Microphones Nessie review

    By 22 October 2013

    Finding a good microphone can be a lot more tricky than you think, and a lot more important than you might assume. Here at Pocket-lint we use microphones for video, Skype calls and podcasting. So the Nessie has been a welcome addition to our tech arsenal,...

  • Get a Pocket-lint live tile for Windows 8 with these simple steps

    Get a Pocket-lint live tile for Windows 8 with these simple steps

    By 22 October 2013

    What you're probably missing is a live tile for your Windows 8 Start Screen that keeps you up to date about our current stories. The good news is, we can now offer you a Pocket-lint live tile that will serve as a bookmark for our site, as well as let...

  • Jawbone Mini Jambox: Big sound, small package (video and pictures)

    Jawbone Mini Jambox: Big sound, small package (video and pictures)

    By 18 October 2013

    We've always like the Jawbone Jambox range. The first one knocked us flat with its sound quality, the Big Jambox is a beast of a thing that sounds amazing, and the newest Mini Jambox is an evolution. Smaller, lighter, made from more solid materials and...

  • Windows 8.1 review
    4.5 out of 5

    Windows 8.1 review

    By 17 October 2013

    Windows 8 continues to be a product that attracts a lot of complaining. Some of that complaining is justified - at least to some extent - and some of it isn't. But no matter what we think of Windows 8, if the customers aren't on board, then the operating...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 video review

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 video review

    By 15 October 2013

    We're long-standing fans of the Samsung Galaxy Note. We didn't expect to be though, we thought we'd hate this massive phone. But the truth is, the features, power and general design won us over. Now, the Note 3 is here, and it improves over the last iteration...