Archive for Mike Lowe

  • Sony Alpha A6000 review
    4.5 out of 5

    Sony Alpha A6000 review

    By 2 July 2014

    The Sony A6000 is, in some respects, the older NEX-6 reincarnate. Which puts it in good stead: as far as interchangeable lens cameras go, the NEX-6 was one of our favourite small scale models with a built-in electronic viewfinder, so the Alpha A6000 arrives...

  • Best compact cameras 2014: The best pocket cameras available to buy today

    Best compact cameras 2014: The best pocket cameras available to buy today

    By 1 July 2014

    If you're looking for the best compact cameras of 2014 then you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest cameras to save you time when it comes to buying one from your local shop or online. Compact cameras are plentiful. With...

  • A week in reviews: 23 - 27 June

    A week in reviews: 23 - 27 June

    By 28 June 2014

    Summer solstice has seen the peak of daytime hours come and go and we've been most of those hours to bring you the latest tech reviews. In addition to the latest Nikon D810 full-frame DSLR camera announced this week, we've seen plenty of other top kit...

  • Titanium Strong Blackout challenge: Drivers behind the laser-laden driving promo video talk the future of racing

    Titanium Strong Blackout challenge: Drivers behind the laser-laden driving promo video talk the future of racing

    By 27 June 2014

    One month ago to the day Castrol put out the latest promo for its latest motor oil. Oil, that's boring no? Not when there's budget and a bit of imagination. The proof is in viewership as the Castrol Edge Titanium Strong Blackout video has already racked...

  • Xbox Studios boss: 'Hats off to Sony. They've got great momentum right now'

    Xbox Studios boss: 'Hats off to Sony. They've got great momentum right now'

    By 27 June 2014

    It's not every day that you get to interview the big cheese of Microsoft's Xbox Redmond Game Studios. But in-between playing all the latest and greatest games at this year's E3 expo in Los Angeles that's exactly what we did. These gigs usually go as so:...

  • Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III review
    5 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III review

    By 27 June 2014

    If you want a pocketable high-end compact camera that offers it all, it looks as though Sony may have finally cracked it with the Cyber-shot RX100 III. This third-generation model delivers a large 1-inch sensor size, but rewrites the earlier RX100 rulebook...

  • Citroen C4 Cactus in pictures: The car with air cushions for bumpers

    Citroen C4 Cactus in pictures: The car with air cushions for bumpers

    By 26 June 2014

    Despite its prickly-sounding name, the Citroen C4 Cactus is anything but. We first saw the Cactus as a concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2013 and things have moved along fast. The road-worthy C4 2014 model, shown here, has bypassed the HybridAir...

  • Ford Fiesta ST3 (2014): First drive in peppy new 1.6L turbo

    Ford Fiesta ST3 (2014): First drive in peppy new 1.6L turbo

    By 26 June 2014

    It's one thing taking a look at the new Ford Fiesta ST3. It's another thing entirely to lob it round the Goodwood Hillclimb circuit at this year's Festival of Speed. Which is exactly what we did, and what a thrill this 1.6-litre turbo-charged beast is...

  • Jaguar C-X17 in pictures: Jag's 4x4 crossover concept shows face at Goodwood festival

    Jaguar C-X17 in pictures: Jag's 4x4 crossover concept shows face at Goodwood festival

    By 26 June 2014

    It's not the first time we've seen the Jaguar C-X17 concept 4x4 Sport SUV, but it is the first time we've seen it appear in a red coat of paint and one step closer to its 2016 anticipated release date. Measuring 4.72m long and at 1.96m wide the crossover...

  • Nikon D810 unveiled: New 36-megapixel DSLR employs top-of-line D4S features

    Nikon D810 unveiled: New 36-megapixel DSLR employs top-of-line D4S features

    By 26 June 2014

    The Nikon D800 was one of the only ground-breaking DSLR cameras to hit the market in recent years. Its successor, the Nikon D810, which was unveiled today, might not be such a landmark model but it amplifies what was already great and tweaks it to be...

  • A week in reviews: 16 - 20 June

    A week in reviews: 16 - 20 June

    By 21 June 2014

    This week we've been having some fun with the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern as part of London Technology Week where we've seen everything from smart Adidas footballs to curved Samsung tellies, through to Google Glass and a few hundred pints of Meantime beer....

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 review
    4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 review

    By 20 June 2014

    Bigger isn't always better, but if you want a premium superzoom camera then physical size is an inevitable part of the package. In the case of the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 it also means a jumbo feature set, including a 25-400mm f/2.8-4.0 equivalent zoom...

  • Best soundbars 2014: Boost your TV audio with these one-box solutions

    Best soundbars 2014: Boost your TV audio with these one-box solutions

    By 19 June 2014

    Looking for a soundbar to boost your TV audio and want a single-box solution without the fuss of a receiver and a million different wires? Then you've come to the right place in our soundbar and speaker base round-up. Over the past weeks we've been bringing...

  • EE Kestrel review
    4.5 out of 5

    EE Kestrel review

    By 18 June 2014

    As much as we love premium smartphones, we're less keen on their inevitable price tags and resulting empty wallet situation. But right now there's a battle going on among the sub-£150 smartphone market - and it's really hotting up. The EE Kestrel enters...

  • Adding bling to the best smartphone: LG G3 gold in pictures at Pocket-lint Tech Tavern

    Adding bling to the best smartphone: LG G3 gold in pictures at Pocket-lint Tech Tavern

    By 17 June 2014

    We've already seen the LG G3 at its launch event in the UK and were impressed with the Quad HD display. But ever the fickle types its white finish washed over us. For some added bling to your smartphone zing here's a look at the LG G3 in gold. Shimmering,...

  • Canon EOS 1200D review
    4 out of 5

    Canon EOS 1200D review

    By 17 June 2014

    The entry-level DSLR market has slowed in terms of product releases in recent years. Indeed it's taken three years for Canon to out the 1200D - that's Rebel T5 for our American friends - and while we don't mind waiting for the right kit to come along...

  • Little Big Planet 3 gameplay preview: PS4 sequel focuses on multiplayer

    Little Big Planet 3 gameplay preview: PS4 sequel focuses on multiplayer

    By 14 June 2014

    We've always been big fans of Little Big Planet, so the E3 gaming expo announcement that it's coming to PS4 this Christmas in the form of Little Big Planet 3 got us rather excited. Then we got the play the game in two player multiplayer to see whether...

  • Tales from the Borderlands preview: Telltale Games treatment for Borderlands

    Tales from the Borderlands preview: Telltale Games treatment for Borderlands

    By 14 June 2014

    Telltale Games does things a little differently to most games makers. Its dialogue-driven titles are presented in a graphic novel style and feel more like an interactive drama series than just a game. The company's latest effort, Tales from the Borderlands,...

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare preview: Invisibility, guns, grenades and jetpacks in 2058

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare preview: Invisibility, guns, grenades and jetpacks in 2058

    By 14 June 2014

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare sees Activision throw everything at the latest instalment in its first person shooter franchise. This time around CoD fast-forwards 44 years. And in 2058 soldiers don super-strength exoskeletons which can temporarily render...

  • A week in reviews: 9 - 13 June

    A week in reviews: 9 - 13 June

    By 14 June 2014

    It's the week when the gaming gods of the world congregate in Los Angeles for the E3 expo. And it's been one hot week - both in terms of sunshine and awesome gaming - that's shone light on the year's hottest titles. Pocket-lint was there to bring you...

  • The Crew gameplay preview: Driving game meets massive multiplayer online

    The Crew gameplay preview: Driving game meets massive multiplayer online

    By 13 June 2014

    The Crew is quite unlike any other driving game experience we've ever played. With an open-world premise, the entirety of the USA is mapped out and available at your fingertips, which presents a huge landscape through which to craft your own game. Shown...

  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Seige gameplay preview: Fortify, attack and destroy in intimate multiplayer

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Seige gameplay preview: Fortify, attack and destroy in intimate multiplayer

    By 13 June 2014

    It's been over five years since we played a Rainbow Six console title, with the latest title Seige being Ubisoft's "just one more game" moment of the 2014 E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles. The resulting tactical shooter, which we played behind closed doors...

  • Nissan X-Trail review (2014)
    3.5 out of 5

    Nissan X-Trail review (2014)

    By 13 June 2014

    It's rare we would ever call an SUV sexy, and while the 2014 Nissan X-Trail doesn't quite acquire that label it's a darn sight prettier than its predecessors. In many respects the X-Trail looks like the plumper sibling of the Nissan Qashqai, a car that...

  • Sony PlayStation 4 Glacier White in pictures

    Sony PlayStation 4 Glacier White in pictures

    By 13 June 2014

    You've seen the PlayStation 4 in black, now it's time to marvel at the PS4 in white. Or "Glacier White" in capitals as it's officially called. Captured behind glass at a closed-doors Sony Entertainment Europe exhibit at this year's E3 expo in Los Angeles,...

  • Tom Clancy's The Division preview: 'Our game is an RPG' says Massive Entertainment

    Tom Clancy's The Division preview: 'Our game is an RPG' says Massive Entertainment

    By 12 June 2014

    When we see the Tom Clancy name it tends to make us think of first person shooters (and novels, of course). Which is exactly why The Division, and its third person style, defied our expectations - and then exceeded them.  "Our game is an RPG, and using...