Archive for Mike Lowe

Intel claims Basis 'Peak' smartwatch will deliver more advanced optical heart rate monitor

Intel claims Basis 'Peak' smartwatch will deliver more advanced optical heart rate monitor

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At the Intel Developer Forum 2014, Mike Bell, corporate vice president and general manager of the new devices group at Intel, took to the stage during the opening keynote and unveiled a sneak peek of a forthcoming smartwatch by Basis. But details of... >>

Photokina 2014: The cameras we expect to see

Photokina 2014: The cameras we expect to see

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Every two years the major camera manufacturers descend onto Cologne to show off their latest and greatest at Photokina. In 2014 we're expecting some major unveils in among some kit that's already been officially announced. What will the 2014 show bring... >>

Week in reviews 8 - 12 September: Apple Watch unveil, Destiny launches, Samsung Galaxy Alpha and more

Week in reviews 8 - 12 September: Apple Watch unveil, Destiny launches, Samsung Galaxy Alpha and more

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It's "Apple week"; the week when the Cupertino-based giant announced a trio of products: the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and, of course, the highly anticipated Apple Watch. We handled all the devices at the company's press conference to get the skinny. But... >>

Meet Jimmy, Intel’s joke-telling, app controlled and customisable 3D-printed robot

Meet Jimmy, Intel’s joke-telling, app controlled and customisable 3D-printed robot

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In our job we meet a lot of different people throughout the industry. But at the Intel Developers Forum 2014 we “met” a robot for the first time: Jimmy, the customisable, programmable and 3D-printed creation from Intel and Trossen Robotics. And the... >>

Hands-on: Lenovo ThinkPad Helix shows off fingerprint scanner, slimmer design, variety of keyboard docks

Hands-on: Lenovo ThinkPad Helix shows off fingerprint scanner, slimmer design, variety of keyboard docks

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The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix name isn't a brand new concept, with the first model unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2013. But fast-forward some 20 months to the Intel Developers Forum 2014 and the second generation model has shown face. And it... >>

Nikon D750 joins full-frame lineup with tilt-angle screen, 24.3-megapixel sensor

Nikon D750 joins full-frame lineup with tilt-angle screen, 24.3-megapixel sensor

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Just days ahead of the Photokina camera show next week, Nikon has revealed its first full-frame DSLR camera with a tilt-angle LCD screen: the Nikon D750. Slotting into the range between the D610 and D810, the D750 is a balance of both their features,... >>

Hands-on: HP Pavilion x2: 2-in-1 pushes screen gloss to excess

Hands-on: HP Pavilion x2: 2-in-1 pushes screen gloss to excess

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There's a whole lot of choice out there when it comes to laptops and 2-in-1 devices, so the smallest of misjudged design decisions can be costly. Although we rather liked the look of the HP Pavilion x2 - and have been even more impressed by the company's... >>

Hands-on: HP Envy x2 13- and 15-inch desktop-replacement 2-in-1s show off Intel Core M slim form factor

Hands-on: HP Envy x2 13- and 15-inch desktop-replacement 2-in-1s show off Intel Core M slim form factor

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Before now we've seen some tablet-style desktop replacements that, let's face it, have been so big and bulky that they had little appeal. But in the latest HP Envy x2 13- and 15-inch models the company has created a viable desktop-replacement home office... >>

Hands-on: Gigabyte Brix Gaming packs discrete graphics into palm-sized pocket PC

Hands-on: Gigabyte Brix Gaming packs discrete graphics into palm-sized pocket PC

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We last caught sight of the Gigabyte Brix pocket PC at last year's Intel Developer Forum. For 2014 the company has introduced a new, higher-power model named the Gigabyte Brix Gaming. No prizes for guessing what it's designed for. Yep, gaming - glorious... >>

Hands-on: Acer Aspire Switch 12 is the laptop replacement with a tablet twist

Hands-on: Acer Aspire Switch 12 is the laptop replacement with a tablet twist

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The Acer Aspire Switch family continues to grow, with the forthcoming Switch 12 showcasing not only a number of varied position options, but it's one of the first devices to feature Intel Core M technology. That means a fanless design, which in turn opens... >>

Nvidia lets slip HTC will be behind Nexus 9 tablet, Tegra K1 and Android L expected

Nvidia lets slip HTC will be behind Nexus 9 tablet, Tegra K1 and Android L expected

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HTC will be the brand behind the Nexus 9 tablet, as revealed by Nvidia in an document leak from the technology company itself as filed with the US International Trade Commission (a link which has since been pulled from Google). "The HTC Nexus 9, expected... >>

The war on passwords: Intel wants biometrics to replace the traditional password

The war on passwords: Intel wants biometrics to replace the traditional password

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Passwords are a brilliant and useful aspect of security, but they're also a pain in the ass. Forgetting one, having another phished or hacked, needing to use a different new one when trying to reset an account. Multiple sighs ensue when that replacement... >>

Intel envisions a wireless future: WiGig and wireless charging to 'eliminate all cables by end of 2015'

Intel envisions a wireless future: WiGig and wireless charging to 'eliminate all cables by end of 2015'

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Intel outlined its vision for a wire-free future at its Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco. But rather than this being a distant concept, the technology is just around the corner and, the company believes, will be in place by the end of 2015.  On... >>

Fujifilm X100T: third generation camera heralds world's first electronic rangefinder

Fujifilm X100T: third generation camera heralds world's first electronic rangefinder

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When the Fujifilm X100 series launched in 2011 it changed the face of high-end compact cameras. Now in its forthcoming third generation, the Fujifilm X100T continues the fixed 23mm f/2.0 lens but introduces a hybrid viewfinder with electronic rangefinder... >>

Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition adds a lick of premium paint to top compact system camera, due November

Fujifilm X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition adds a lick of premium paint to top compact system camera, due November

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The Fujifilm X-T1 was one of our favourite compact system cameras this year, and as of November it will be available in a special Graphite Silver Edition format. As the name suggests, the camera is the same well-made, water-resistant interchangeable lens... >>

Dell announces world's thinnest tablet: The Dell Venue 8 7000 Series is just 6mm thick

Dell announces world's thinnest tablet: The Dell Venue 8 7000 Series is just 6mm thick

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Dell chose the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco to unveil what it's calling the world's thinnest tablet: the Dell Venue 8 7000 Series. The company certainly chose its moment. With Apple unveiling its iPhone 6 at the same time over in Cupertino,... >>

Hands-on: Asus EeeBook X205 review

Hands-on: Asus EeeBook X205 review

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Budget laptops are ruling laptop volume sales at the moment, thanks to Chromebook, and that's been enough to make Asus take note. The company's new EeeBook X205 is a reimagination of the 2007 Eee PC in a refreshed format, some seven years on. If you're... >>

A week in reviews 1 - 5 September: Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sony Xperia Z3, Asus ZenWatch and more

A week in reviews 1 - 5 September: Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sony Xperia Z3, Asus ZenWatch and more

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It's a week like no other in the calendar year; the week when the IFA trade show sees tech companies and media alike descend on Berlin. And this year it was a big one from a smartphone perspective, with Samsung, Sony, Motorola and Nokia each revealing... >>

Hands-on: Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition review

Hands-on: Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition review

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Huawei might not be the first name that pops into many people's heads when they think of phone manufacturers, but the Chinese brand has been gaining speed in the phone market. Its recent Ascend P7 smartphone did a pretty good job of positioning itself... >>

Hands-on: Asus ZenBook UX305 review

Hands-on: Asus ZenBook UX305 review

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As laptop makers eye up the future of the market, there's been a divide between the high-end and the affordable budget ranges that has seen the middle section squeezed in different ways. Those laptops near but in excess of £1,000 aren't selling like... >>

Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition official: Sapphire glass front in high-end flagship rework

Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Edition official: Sapphire glass front in high-end flagship rework

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Huawei has confirmed its special edition Huawei Ascend P7 Sapphire Editionat its IFA 2014 trade show press conference. It's the company's bid to dress up its top-spec phone with tougher and more attractive materials. We're almost used to seeing smashed... >>

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 upgrades over-ear cans with top-spec drivers, C5 S2 in-ears also available

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 upgrades over-ear cans with top-spec drivers, C5 S2 in-ears also available

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Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 is the update to one of our favourite over-ear headphones in recent years. Adding new drivers based on those found in the top-spec P7 series, the P5 S2 promises big sound from its small scale. These drivers are described by... >>

Panasonic unveils new rugged tablets for business: Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 cater for Windows and Android markets

Panasonic unveils new rugged tablets for business: Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 cater for Windows and Android markets

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Panasonic has unveiled its latest business tablets at IFA 2014: the Toughpad FZ-E1 and the Toughpad FZ-X1. Running on Windows 8 and Android platforms respectively, the FZ-E1 and FZ-X1 cater for a wide market - although it's not a product you'll find in... >>

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review

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Big phones are a big deal these days, and Samsung has just unveiled its next big-deal instalment in the Note series: the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Pocket-lint handled the new phablet ahead of its official unveil at Samsung Unpacked in Berlin - and boy oh... >>

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: The Note 4 with curved screen edge in surprise Unpacked unveil

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: The Note 4 with curved screen edge in surprise Unpacked unveil

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The big news from Samsung Unpacked 2014 in Berlin is the flagship Galaxy Note 4. But with that came a bit of a surprise: the curved-edge Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. The Note Edge isn't a curved phone in the same sense as the Samsung Galaxy Round or the... >>