Archive for Mike Lowe

  • 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...

  • Lego Lord of the Rings 'Battle at the Black Gate' and other 2013 LOTR sets pictures and hands-on
    Gadgets

    Lego Lord of the Rings 'Battle at the Black Gate' and other 2013 LOTR sets pictures and hands-on

    By 3 July 2013

    We love Lego. And we love Lord of the Rings. So when the Danish maker put the two together we didn't need to be sold on the idea - and with Legolas surely it was an inevitability? It might be the peak of summer - if it could be called that in the UK this...

  • Panasonic Lumix G6 review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix G6 review

    By 3 July 2013

    The Panasonic Lumix G6 - cue Far East Movement's "like a G6" lyric taking on yet another meaning - is the company's most tech-laden compact system camera to date. Much the previous Lumix G5 model with added pep, the G6 sports a new design, while squeezing...

  • App of the day: Pet Rescue Saga review (iPhone)
    Apps

    App of the day: Pet Rescue Saga review (iPhone)

    By 2 July 2013

    Pet Rescue Saga, the latest tile from King - makers of app heavyweight Candy Crush Saga - has landed to eat into your every minute. It's a good-looking and well-made puzzle game that's taxing and rewarding in equal measure. Pet Rescue Saga Format iOS...

  • Sony Cyber-shot RX1R announced: An RX1 minus the optical low-pass filter
    Cameras

    Sony Cyber-shot RX1R announced: An RX1 minus the optical low-pass filter

    By 27 June 2013

    The world's first full-frame compact camera just got a "less is more" update. The Sony Cyber-shot RX1R is the same as the current RX1, except that there's no optical low-pass filter (OLPF) in the R-designated model. Imaging aficionados will know that...

  • Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II: Mark II adds hotshoe, tilt-angle LCD and Exmor R sensor
    Cameras

    Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II: Mark II adds hotshoe, tilt-angle LCD and Exmor R sensor

    By 27 June 2013

    Sony has unveiled the Cyber-shot RX100 II, the next in line to its original 1-inch sensor Cyber-shot RX100 camera. Similar to the original model, the RX100 II adds a number of key new features. Not only is it the first Sony camera to feature both Wi-Fi...

  • Hands on: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R review
    Cameras

    Hands on: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R review

    By 27 June 2013

    Six months after the release of the Sony RX1 - the world's first full-frame compact camera, no less - Sony has revealed a second option of the model. The Sony Cyber-shot RX1R is identical to the RX1 in all ways except for one bif difference: there's no...

  • Hands on: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II review
    Cameras

    Hands on: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II review

    By 27 June 2013

    Sony has unveiled the Cyber-shot RX100 II - the second release in its high-spec compact camera series complete with a large 1-inch sensor size. Pocket-lint got the lowdown on the forthcoming compact ahead of its launch, and there are plenty of new features...

  • Garmin Monterra outdoor GPS pictures and hands-on
    Gadgets

    Garmin Monterra outdoor GPS pictures and hands-on

    By 26 June 2013

    Some will see the Garmin Monterra as a life saver, whereas others will look at it as a redundant, overpriced brick that's clamouring for relevance in the smartphone era. But the Monterra isn't a smartphone, nor is it trying to be: this is a top-spec outdoor...

  • Fujifilm X-M1: The smallest X-series interchangeable system camera adds Wi-Fi, EXR II and more
    Cameras

    Fujifilm X-M1: The smallest X-series interchangeable system camera adds Wi-Fi, EXR II and more

    By 25 June 2013

    Fujifilm has lifted the lid on the X-M1 - its latest compact system camera designed with a broader audience in mind. But that doesn't mean it has to trim back on the important specs as this latest XF-mount camera - the third release in Fujifilm's interchangeable...

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

    App of the day: Roundhouse review (iPhone)

    By 24 June 2013

    Roundhouse is a two-dimensional beat-'em-up game reminiscent of the glory days of gaming: think of a flatter, zanier version Streets of Rage for the iPhone and you'll have some idea what to expect from this kickin' app. Roundhouse Format iOS Price $0.99...

  • Sony Cyber-shot HX50 review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot HX50 review

    By 24 June 2013

    Bigger zooms, smaller bodies: the compact camera market continues to evolve and Sony thinks it has the winning travel zoom formula in the shape of the Cyber-shot HX50. With a 30x optical zoom crammed into a relatively compact body, the HX50 is like a...

  • Saints Row IV gameplay preview: Crazy just got crazier
    Gaming

    Saints Row IV gameplay preview: Crazy just got crazier

    By 21 June 2013

    Saints Row: The Third was a whacky gangster epic. But Saints Row IV? It's only gone and turned the loony dial up to 11. Pocket-lint donned our hardiest of protective headgear in the hope our brains wouldn't explode out of our ears and gave a preview build...

  • Need For Speed: Rivals executive producer talks online multiplayer, PS4 vs Xbox One and Frostbite
    Gaming

    Need For Speed: Rivals executive producer talks online multiplayer, PS4 vs Xbox One and Frostbite

    By 21 June 2013

    Amid the madness of this year's E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles, Pocket-lint grabbed some downtime with Marcus Nilsson, head honcho of newly formed Ghost Games and executive producer on upcoming Need For Speed: Rivals. Well, we say downtime. At a show as...

  • Panasonic Lumix LF1 review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix LF1 review

    By 21 June 2013

    We first saw the Panasonic Lumix LF1 behind closed doors at a press conference and it got us rather excited. The small size, suitably wide-ranging zoom lens and a built-in electronic viewfinder appeared to be Panasonic's all-in-one - and more budget -...

  • Turtle Beach XO: The official Microsoft Xbox One gaming headsets, we go hands-on
    Gaming

    Turtle Beach XO: The official Microsoft Xbox One gaming headsets, we go hands-on

    By 18 June 2013

    Xbox One is on the horizon. So too are official Microsoft-licensed gaming headsets from Turtle Beach - the XO Four and XO Seven - which come dressed up in classic Xbox black and green for that official Xbox One design style. It's tasty stuff that we ate...

  • Turtle Beach Marvel Seven limited edition gaming headset pictures and hands-on
    Gaming

    Turtle Beach Marvel Seven limited edition gaming headset pictures and hands-on

    By 18 June 2013

    Turtle Beach is to launch a Marvel-branded line of its Seven series headsets in the second half of 2013 and Pocket-lint got our mitts on a set at this year's E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles, California. For a moment we felt like true superheroes. Based...

  • App of the day: Sparkle 2 review (iPhone)
    Apps

    App of the day: Sparkle 2 review (iPhone)

    By 18 June 2013

    We see all kinds of apps here on Pocket-lint and sometimes there are real gems among the pack. Sparkle 2 - as its title almost seems confidently to declare - really does shine. It's an action puzzle game that requires quick wits and it's kept us engaged...

  • Titanfall gameplay preview
    Gaming

    Titanfall gameplay preview

    By 18 June 2013

    If this year's E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles made one thing clear it's that we've got some serious first person shooters in the pipeline. Titanfall looks to be one such title. We looked on as hours-long queues built up around the EA stand on the show...

  • Turtle Beach Call Of Duty: Ghosts Spectre headset pictures and eyes-on
    Gaming

    Turtle Beach Call Of Duty: Ghosts Spectre headset pictures and eyes-on

    By 18 June 2013

    Call Of Duty: Ghosts is on the horizon for its next-gen launch this year. But what's the ultimate multiplater game going to be like without the ultimate headset to chat to your friends (or, indeed, foes)? Fortunately Turtle Beach has got your back. The...

  • Nvidia Shield final production build shown at E3, we go hands-on
    Gaming

    Nvidia Shield final production build shown at E3, we go hands-on

    By 17 June 2013

    From the amount of green-coloured lights on Nvidia's stand at the 2013 E3 gaming expo you'd be forgiven for thinking that the final build of its Shield portable games console is also green. But, fortunately, it's not. Previously we've only seen the clam-shell-shaped...

  • Razer Blade 14-inch gaming laptop pictures and hands-on
    Laptops

    Razer Blade 14-inch gaming laptop pictures and hands-on

    By 17 June 2013

    The Razer Blade 14 unhinges the typical gaming laptop concept: this slender 14-inch slab is far smaller and thinner than a typical gaming laptop but doesn't hold back on the power or specification. Pocket-lint was on hand at the E3 gaming expo in Los...

  • Infamous: Second Son gameplay preview: Eyes-on Sony PS4 title
    Gaming

    Infamous: Second Son gameplay preview: Eyes-on Sony PS4 title

    By 17 June 2013

    One of Sony's Playstation 4 big hitters looks set to be the exclusive Infamous: Second Son title, due out in 2014. Ahead of release Pocket-lint got to preview the game in action at this year's E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles, California, and can already...

  • New Super Luigi U preview: First play
    Gaming

    New Super Luigi U preview: First play

    By 17 June 2013

    There's something fundamentally familiar about New Super Luigi U. And that's no accident: the side-scrolling platform game ultimately is - to give it its music biz terminology - a remix of New Super Mario Bros U. Pocket-lint got to play Luigi U at the...

  • Bayonetta 2 preview: First play of Wii U exclusive
    Gaming

    Bayonetta 2 preview: First play of Wii U exclusive

    By 17 June 2013

    Bayonetta 2 is one of those fast-paced arcade games that's borderline bonkers. The now Nintendo-only sequel to the original arcade smasher is set for launch on Wii U in 2014. Good job, as Ninty needs some of those grittier titles to grace its flagging...