Archive for Mike Lowe

  • A week in reviews: 31 March - 4 April

    A week in reviews: 31 March - 4 April

    By 5 April 2014

    It's the week when April Fools' jokes happen aplenty. And we witnessed some crackers this week, all condensed into our best picks from around the web. Giggles brushed aside and we're left with a bevy of tech wonderment in this week's reviews. It's as...

  • Dell XPS 13 review (2014)
    4.5 out of 5

    Dell XPS 13 review (2014)

    By 4 April 2014

    When Dell unleashed the XPS 13 it was one of the few Ultrabook devices that could stand up against the strength of the Apple MacBook Air. Not all of us are Apple users, of course, so the prospect of a slim, light, attractive and powerful Windows portable...

  • Child of Light preview: Storybook RPG plays with dream-like charm

    Child of Light preview: Storybook RPG plays with dream-like charm

    By 3 April 2014

    When most games these days are based around shooting things while head-nodding to a rock-out soundtrack, or racing fast cars while drumming techno into your ear canals, it's a refreshing change to play a game like Child of Light. Imagine unfolding a hand-drawn...

  • Hands-on: TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio review

    Hands-on: TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio review

    By 3 April 2014

    Sports watches are evolving. The new TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio wants to be your one-stop shop for all things triathlon. New for TomTom is a built-in heart-rate monitor which means you can abandon the uncomfortable chest strap for real-time monitoring...

  • TomTom Runner Cardio & Multi-Sport Cardio add built-in heart rate monitor, Bluetooth app sync

    TomTom Runner Cardio & Multi-Sport Cardio add built-in heart rate monitor, Bluetooth app sync

    By 2 April 2014

    TomTom has refreshed its Runner and Multi-Sport sports watches with the addition of new Cardio models, capable of measuring heart rate using a wrist-based built-in heart-rate monitor. Pocket-lint is at the London launch where we've been quick-testing...

  • Jabra Solemate review (second-gen)
    3.5 out of 5

    Jabra Solemate review (second-gen)

    By 2 April 2014

    The Jabra Solemate is a portable Bluetooth speaker, back in its NFC-capable second-gen form. It might look more like a luminescent character from Pacman spliced with a Dr Martens sole but its design - which, as the name suggests, takes its cues from shoe...

  • Hands-on: Goat Simulator review

    Hands-on: Goat Simulator review

    By 1 April 2014

    Goats are threatening to be the internet's next big superstars. We've seen hilarious YouTube clips of goats screaming like humans, fainting goats and, to top all that, now there's the brand new PC game: Goat Simulator. Yes you read that correctly. And...

  • Nikon Coolpix P340 review
    4 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix P340 review

    By 1 April 2014

    When it comes to high-end compact cameras there are lots of options out there. Most of those, however, happen to cost a pretty penny. Although the Nikon Coolpix P340 couldn't be called "budget" it does undercut many of its competitors on the price front...

  • A week in reviews: 24 - 28 March

    A week in reviews: 24 - 28 March

    By 29 March 2014

    It's the week when HTC claimed all glory by announcing and releasing its latest handset, the new HTC One (also known as the M8), in the same day. We had one acting as our day-to-day phone the week prior and have dug deep to deliver the verdict on whether...

  • Olympus Stylus 1 review
    4 out of 5

    Olympus Stylus 1 review

    By 27 March 2014

    One glance at the Olympus Stylus 1 and it's hard to ignore how much it looks like a smaller version of the interchangeable lens Olympus OM-D series. Only it's not: this is a high-end compact camera with design cues adopted from the company's top-end interchangeable...

  • A week in reviews: 17 - 21 March

    A week in reviews: 17 - 21 March

    By 22 March 2014

    Gaming season is upon us, with two major launches this week: Infamous and Metal Gear Solid. Second Son and Ground Zeroes to give the games their respective full title names are both fresh looks at established series, delivering in equal measure of pleasure...

  • Assassin's Creed 5 official, Ubisoft teases video of next-gen 'Unity' game

    Assassin's Creed 5 official, Ubisoft teases video of next-gen 'Unity' game

    By 21 March 2014

    Assassin's Creed 5 is official and will be the first title in the series truly made for the next-gen consoles. Exciting stuff.  Entitled Assassin's Creed: Unity (no numbers in the official title) there are few details about the game at present, expect...

  • Infamous: Second Son review
    4 out of 5

    Infamous: Second Son review

    By 21 March 2014

    Infamous: Second Son is the game that every PlayStation 4 owner has been waiting for, whether an existing Infamous fan or not. It's the cool TV ad - well, the American one without the shouty British voice-over anyway - that's done it. All those quick...

  • Toshiba Satellite P50 pictures and hands-on: 4K display squeezed into 15.6in laptop

    Toshiba Satellite P50 pictures and hands-on: 4K display squeezed into 15.6in laptop

    By 19 March 2014

    With so many laptops available on the market, it takes something special to stand out. The Toshiba Satellite P50 laptop does just that: by cramming a 4K resolution into a 15.6-inch screen. And it looks awesome. That's a 3840 x 2160 resolution - the very...

  • Toshiba laptop range adds 4K resolution and Skull Candy certified sound to Satellite range

    Toshiba laptop range adds 4K resolution and Skull Candy certified sound to Satellite range

    By 19 March 2014

    It's Toshiba laptop season, with the company announcing a range of models to suit a broad audience. Among those the big ticket device is the Satellite P50: a 15.6-inch laptop with 4K resolution screen. The P50's 3840 x 2160 resolution screen features...

  • Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 review
    4 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 review

    By 17 March 2014

    When it comes to Android tablets Samsung has every base covered in size terms. Or so we thought, as with the Galaxy NotePro 12.2 the company gets a little experimental, opting for a large scale 12.2-inch slate. We're already fans of earlier Note devices,...

  • A week in reviews: 10 - 14 March

    A week in reviews: 10 - 14 March

    By 15 March 2014

    It's here. Titanfall has landed. And we've been playing our socks off to see whether it's the game that makes the Xbox One whole. And with that major out of the way we don't hold back. Oh no, we continue to drop bombs of tech review wonderment. We've...

  • Mini Cooper D review (2014)
    4.5 out of 5

    Mini Cooper D review (2014)

    By 14 March 2014

    The Mini Cooper heralds the arrival of the classic small car in its third-generation release since BMW re-imagined the brand back in 2001. A lucky 13 years on and the Mini Hatch is stronger than ever. That's not down to luck though. It's a car filled...

  • Nikon 1 V3 focuses on small scale, makes viewfinder an optional accessory

    Nikon 1 V3 focuses on small scale, makes viewfinder an optional accessory

    By 13 March 2014

    Nikon has announced the 1 V3, the latest in its line of compact system cameras. And it's all change. Unlike the earlier 1 V2 model, which came complete with an electronic viewfinder and chunky grip, the V3 opts to make such features optional accessories....

  • Toshiba HD TV 2014 range refresh: Faster next-gen Smart TV joins top-of-range models

    Toshiba HD TV 2014 range refresh: Faster next-gen Smart TV joins top-of-range models

    By 12 March 2014

    Toshiba has refreshed its HD TV line for 2014, with new models to be available in four separate lines to cater for the basics through to the full package. Top of the range is the 7 Series Toshiba L74, available in 42-inch, 47-inch and 55-inch variants....

  • Hands-on: Mini Cooper S (2014) review

    Hands-on: Mini Cooper S (2014) review

    By 11 March 2014

    The Mini Cooper is one of those cars that's a timeless classic; a car that, as Brits, we have an inevitable soft spot for. BMW's re-imagining of the Cooper back in 2001 was the right balance of the German brand's know-how without it unhinging that loveable...

  • Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix GH4 review

    Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix GH4 review

    By 10 March 2014

    Ahead of the curve - that’s the phrase that first sprang to mind when we saw an early version of the Panasonic Lumix GH4. This consumer compact system camera is the first to deliver 4K video, the Ultra HD format that’s going to be the next big thing....

  • A week in reviews: 3 - 7 March

    A week in reviews: 3 - 7 March

    By 8 March 2014

    Meteorological spring has arrived. Hurrah. And with the scent of the sun on the horizon in the UK, we're bringing you rays of tech-review sunshine this week in various forms. First and foremost it's Geneva Motor Show week. We've seen the BMW M235i and...

  • Mazda Hazumi pictures and eyes-on: Mazda 2 concept car has awesome moniker

    Mazda Hazumi pictures and eyes-on: Mazda 2 concept car has awesome moniker

    By 7 March 2014

    If there's a prize for car with the coolest name from this year's Geneva Motor Show then we think it would have to go to the Mazda Hazumi concept. Although, really, it's less concept and borderline reality and what you're currently feasting your eyes...

  • Volkswagen T-Roc pictures and eyes-on: The open-top SUV concept

    Volkswagen T-Roc pictures and eyes-on: The open-top SUV concept

    By 7 March 2014

    Now here's a concept: an open-top SUV. And at the Geneva Motor Show that's exactly what Volkswagen had to show in the shape of the VW T-Roc. It's a crossover car concept that almost out-Jeeps Jeep. Despite what "convertible SUV" might conjure in the mind...


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