Archive for Mike Lowe

  • App of the day: Compulsive review (iPhone)
    Apps

    App of the day: Compulsive review (iPhone)

    By 30 July 2013

    Sometimes simple is best and Compulsive - the colour-matching puzzle game that's against the clock - is as stripped-back as they come. Few ingredients make for the perfect taste though and even the game's title rings true in a self-declaration of truth:...

  • Sennhesier Momentum On-Ear review
    Audio 5 out of 5

    Sennhesier Momentum On-Ear review

    By 30 July 2013

    The Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear headphones bring a dash of colour and are lighter both by weight and price compared to the original, leather-clad Momentum headphones from 2012. Pocket-lint has been donning the blue version of the Momentum On-Ear to get...

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review
    Phones 3 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review

    By 25 July 2013

    The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is a phone… Or is it a camera? It's somewhere between both - a Galaxy S4 mini-alike with a 10x optical zoom compact camera strapped to its rear. Conceptually that's brilliant for snapping shots a step above many a standard...

  • App of the day: Sewer Wars review (iPhone)
    Apps

    App of the day: Sewer Wars review (iPhone)

    By 23 July 2013

    Sewer Wars - and we're talking about the underground pipes, not needle and thread - is a side-scrolling platform game that's all about fast reactions and staying afloat for as long as you can. Despite the game sounding suggestive of those kinds of things...

  • Acer Iconia A1-810 review
    Tablets 4 out of 5

    Acer Iconia A1-810 review

    By 23 July 2013

    Tablets have exploded on to the tech scene quite unlike any other product in the last few years. The Acer Iconia A1-810 can't perhaps be awarded with the same explosive level of anticipation compared to the levels raised by the announcements of the iPad...

  • Oregon Scientific Boombero pictures and hands-on: Step up smartphone audio without the wires
    Audio

    Oregon Scientific Boombero pictures and hands-on: Step up smartphone audio without the wires

    By 23 July 2013

    Boombero is a portable mini speaker which - when we first saw one at a festival during the summer - we were rather impressed with. Even though the iPhone doesn't have NFC (near field communication) like some of its competitors, the Boombero is a halfway-house...

  • Acer Aspire S3 (2013) pictures and hands-on
    Laptops

    Acer Aspire S3 (2013) pictures and hands-on

    By 23 July 2013

    The Acer Aspire S3 has undergone a design overhaul. The 13.3-inch touchscreen laptop now takes several cues from its Aspire S7 cousin. The white-finish laptop sports the latest Intel Haswell chipset to bring it up to date for 2013, but also has a 180-degree...

  • Olympus Pen E-P5 review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Olympus Pen E-P5 review

    By 19 July 2013

    Subtlety of design has always been one of the distinctions between the Olympus Pen series and other compact system cameras. In the case of the E-P5, Olympus has put its name centre stage - quite literally, as the shiny "Olympus Pen" branding across the...

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ72: Superzoom delivers huge 60x optical zoom, 20-1200mm equivalent
    Cameras

    Panasonic Lumix FZ72: Superzoom delivers huge 60x optical zoom, 20-1200mm equivalent

    By 18 July 2013

    The Panasonic Lumix FZ72 looks as if it can show other superzooms a thing or two: certainly in the lens department, where this long-lens Lumix has a 60x optical zoom - that's a massive 20-1200mm equivalent. It wasn't so long ago that superzooms' top-end...

  • Nike Free Flyknit vs Nike Free Hyperfeel: First run using Nike's new running shoes
    Sports Fitness

    Nike Free Flyknit vs Nike Free Hyperfeel: First run using Nike's new running shoes

    By 17 July 2013

    Nike Free Flyknit and Nike Free Hyperfeel are the latest running shoes announced on July 16 by Nike. Pocket-lint got to handle both pairs of shoes to see how they felt on the foot and underfoot, at the company's headquarters and development centre in...

  • Nike Free Flyknit pictures and hands-on
    Sports Fitness

    Nike Free Flyknit pictures and hands-on

    By 16 July 2013

    The Nike Free Flyknits have just been unveiled, and Pocket-lint has had a preview look at the "second skin" running shoes. The luminescent green/yellow trainers sampled- there are plenty of other colours available, see our gallery below - are bright and...

  • Nike Free Hyperfeel pictures and hands-on
    Sports Fitness

    Nike Free Hyperfeel pictures and hands-on

    By 16 July 2013

    Ahead of the official unveil of Nike's latest running kit, Pocket-lint got our hands on the forthcoming Nike Free Hyperfeel running shoes. The Hyperfeel - which are available in hyper-bright men's and women's colour schemes, as you can see from our hands-on...

  • Nike Free Hyperfeel: Super-light running shoe with Lunar technology unveiled
    Sports Fitness

    Nike Free Hyperfeel: Super-light running shoe with Lunar technology unveiled

    By 16 July 2013

    Nike has lifted the lid on Hyperfeel, its latest running shoe that focuses on light weight while delivering a cushioned, smooth ride, thanks to the brand's Lunar mid-sole. Hyperfeel combines a Flyknit upper section with a soft, cushioned Lunar sole. The...

  • Nike Free Flyknit official: New running shoe merges two key technologies for optimum performance
    Sports Fitness

    Nike Free Flyknit official: New running shoe merges two key technologies for optimum performance

    By 16 July 2013

    Nike has officially unveiled its latest running shoe: the Nike Free Flyknit. The combination of the company's current key top running technologies - Free and Flyknit - the Free Flyknits are said to provide a balance of Free's natural motion, with a second-skin-like...

  • Lytro light field camera now available in the UK, £469 for 16GB model, £399 for 8GB
    Cameras

    Lytro light field camera now available in the UK, £469 for 16GB model, £399 for 8GB

    By 16 July 2013

    Lytro, the unconventional camera that can re-focus its images after pressing the shutter, will finally be available on UK shores this month. Pocket-lint first got hands on the original Lytro prototype late in 2011, so it's been a long time coming. READ:...

  • App of the day: City Cat review (iPhone)
    Apps

    App of the day: City Cat review (iPhone)

    By 15 July 2013

    The never-ending dash through New York, Paris and Moscow that is City Cat feels like an explosion of Sonic the Hedgehog meets Nyan Cat in a parallel Jetpack Joyride world. Colourful, engaging and tricky to stay in play during the later stages, City Cat...

  • Mio Cyclo 505 HC review
    Sports Fitness 3.5 out of 5

    Mio Cyclo 505 HC review

    By 15 July 2013

    We've had a love/hate relationship with the Mio Cyclo 505 in the number of weeks that we've been using it. Love because there's as much here as any cycling computer can offer these days and its full mapping and routes have come in handily plenty of times;...

  • App of the day: Yahoo! Wireless Festival 2013 (iOS / Android / Blackberry)
    Apps

    App of the day: Yahoo! Wireless Festival 2013 (iOS / Android / Blackberry)

    By 11 July 2013

    Heading to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the Yahoo! Wireless Festival this coming weekend? Then don't leave home without the official festival app, complete with listings, a planner, map, news, social media integration and even push notifications which,...

  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist gameplay preview: First play
    Gaming

    Splinter Cell: Blacklist gameplay preview: First play

    By 11 July 2013

    Splinter Cell: Blacklist, the latest in the Tom Clancy's franchise, continues the third-person stealth-meets-shooter series in a similar vein to the previous Conviction title. Pocket-lint got a play of Blacklist ahead of its 20 August release date. Does...

  • Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy NX real-world camera test
    Cameras

    Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy NX real-world camera test

    By 11 July 2013

    The Samsung Galaxy NX is unlike any other camera out there. When an engineering sample was placed in Pocket-lint's hands in Paris months ahead of its anticipated official launch we had this weird-meets-wow moment. Weird because the device feels to be...

  • Philips Elevation: 60-inch TV is the first with four-sided Ambilight XL
    Televisions

    Philips Elevation: 60-inch TV is the first with four-sided Ambilight XL

    By 10 July 2013

    Philips Elevation is the latest television from TP Vision and the first Philips model to include four-sided Ambilight XL - the light-emitting technology that illuminates beyond the edge of the frame. The 60-inch screen Elevation is also slimmer than the...

  • App of the day: Mushroom Wars Mini review (iPhone)
    Apps

    App of the day: Mushroom Wars Mini review (iPhone)

    By 9 July 2013

    Furious fungi battle it out in Mushroom Wars Mini on a miniature scale that's mighty difficult to master. If strategy games are your thing then Mushroom Wars on the iPhone - or the iPad if you want it a little less mini - is a well thought out attack...

  • Ultimate Ears UE Boom review
    Audio 5 out of 5

    Ultimate Ears UE Boom review

    By 8 July 2013

    Ultimate Ears - the company probably best known for its on-stage, in-ear monitors and more recent consumer headphones - has released its first Bluetooth speaker to the market: UE Boom. The near-cylindrical speaker looks the part thanks to its selection...

  • Philips 55PFL8008S 55-inch TV review
    Televisions 4 out of 5

    Philips 55PFL8008S 55-inch TV review

    By 5 July 2013

    The Philips 55PFL8008S wants you to ignore the 4K revolution that - supposedly, at least - is just around the corner. By waving its Amblilight technology - which spills dynamic colour on to surrounding surfaces as derived from the on-screen image - like...

  • Usain Bolt on PS4 vs Xbox One: 'PS4. I'm a PS fan.'
    Gaming

    Usain Bolt on PS4 vs Xbox One: 'PS4. I'm a PS fan.'

    By 4 July 2013

    Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, has made it clear he's got Sony's back in the next-gen console race and is well and truly behind the PS4 ahead of its release at the end of the year. The world-famous athlete was in France ahead of the Paris Diamond...