Archive for Ian Morris

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

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

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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... >>

LG G Pad 8.3 review
4.5 stars

LG G Pad 8.3 review

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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 stars

Teac USB DAC Amplifier AI-501DA review

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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 stars

Western Digital My Passport Ultra review

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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
5.0 stars

Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport Tech review

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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
4.5 stars

Vauxhall Adam SLAM 1.4i ecoFLEX

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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

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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

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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 stars

Western Digital WD TV Play review

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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

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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
5.0 stars

Sol Republic Master Tracks XC headphones Studio Tuned by Calvin Harris

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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... >>

Electrolux portable air conditioner (EXP09HN1WI)
4.0 stars

Electrolux portable air conditioner (EXP09HN1WI)

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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
5.0 stars

Blue Microphones Nessie review

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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

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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)

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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 stars

Windows 8.1 review

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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... >>

Panasonic TX-P60ZT65B 60-inch plasma TV review
5.0 stars

Panasonic TX-P60ZT65B 60-inch plasma TV review

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People who know about TVs, and have tested lots of them - as we have - will almost universally agree that plasma TVs are amazing. We wouldn't discount LCD as a display technology, but for the absolute best picture quality you really can't beat a plasma.... >>

XSories Weye Feye video review

XSories Weye Feye video review

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If you're the owner of a digital SLR, then the XSories Weye Feye may very well be something you're interested in. Its skill, is taking a live feed from your camera, and sending it, over Wi-Fi (hence the name) to your phone or tablet.  This means you... >>

Samsung Galaxy Gear review
3.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy Gear review

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Some people think that the Galaxy Gear is a response to Apple's rumoured iWatch, which has yet to materialise. But the fact is, Samsung follows Sony in this interesting little market, and while we found the Sony watch interesting, it doesn't offer a massive... >>

Western Digital MyCloud NAS drives: Cloudy with a chance of 4TB of storage

Western Digital MyCloud NAS drives: Cloudy with a chance of 4TB of storage

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Cloud storage is expensive, especially when you're talking about using it for 4TB of data. So Western Digital wants to sell you a cloud all of your own, for a one-off price and no monthly subscription. It's a NAS drive, like Western Digital's other devices,... >>

Having trouble with the handwriting recognition on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Here's how to fix it

Having trouble with the handwriting recognition on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Here's how to fix it

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When we reviewed the Note 3, we noticed that the handwriting recognition was broken. It had been working perfectly when we first started using the phone, but then it randomly refused to turn our handwriting into proper text. A quick search online turned... >>