Archive for Mike Lowe

  • Sony Alpha A7R review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Sony Alpha A7R review

    By 10 December 2013

    The Sony Alpha A7R is a specialist camera if we ever saw one. Visually it looks nigh-on identical to the Alpha A7 - the other full-frame compact system camera released alongside this one - but it’s that capital "R", which we’ll call "resolution",...

  • GoPro HD Hero3+ Black Edition review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    GoPro HD Hero3+ Black Edition review

    By 9 December 2013

    Just over a year ago GoPro unveiled the Hero3, a dinky mountable camcorder-like device that - and just like its earlier Hero models - made waves among its users. But as if that wasn’t good enough, the company has refreshed the model in the form of the...

  • A week in reviews: 2 - 6 December
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    A week in reviews: 2 - 6 December

    By 7 December 2013

    As we roll into December there’s a sense of looming Christmas cheer. Awards season is over, next-gen consoles are on the shelves - well, sort of, their stock has been emptied and they’re hard to get hold of - and we’ve spent the week tying up various...

  • Ford Mustang GT 2015 coming to the UK: Pictures and eyes-on
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    Ford Mustang GT 2015 coming to the UK: Pictures and eyes-on

    By 5 December 2013

    Some cars are just special. Particularly the seemingly unobtainable ones. And we don’t mean just the super-pricey. The Ford Mustang is one such example - an iconic car that will celebrate its 50th birthday in April 2014. And Ford’s way of celebrating?...

  • Sony Cyber-shot RX10 review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot RX10 review

    By 4 December 2013

    When we first heard about the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 our ears pricked up with joy. A superzoom-esque camera with a 24-200mm f/2.8 equivalent lens and the same 1-inch sensor as found in the award-winning Cyber-shot RX100 II - could the RX10 be the all-in-one...

  • A week in reviews: 25 - 29 November
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    A week in reviews: 25 - 29 November

    By 30 November 2013

    As the month of November draws to a close it can mean only one thing: PlayStation 4 time. Well, two things, really: the 10th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards have drawn to a close, the winners announced across 12 categories loaded with top tech picks....

  • Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag review

    By 29 November 2013

    Assassin’s Creed is a series that has continued to reimagine its landscape. The latest metamorphosis is Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag - a game that takes us into the land of the pirates; a world full of ships and "Oh arr me hearties" tongue. On this...

  • Call of Duty: Ghosts review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Call of Duty: Ghosts review

    By 29 November 2013

    Call of Duty is the beating heart of the first person shooter genre, and a franchise that’s been in full swing for a whole decade. That’s pretty long in the tooth by any gaming series’ standards, and one that’s brought the latest instalment, Call...

  • Resogun review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Resogun review

    By 28 November 2013

    Resogun bursts onto the screen with a score that sounds as though Hans Zimmer has been listening to too much Japanese techno. It’s like the Inception movie soundtrack remixed - but it definitely grabbed our attention. And that’s just the audio. Just...

  • Sony Alpha A7 review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Sony Alpha A7 review

    By 26 November 2013

    When the Sony Alpha A7 first materialised we were really rather excited. The first compact system camera with a full-frame sensor to surface in the market, it answered a question so many had been waiting for. Big sensor, small size, affordable price....

  • A week in reviews: 18 - 22 November
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    A week in reviews: 18 - 22 November

    By 23 November 2013

    This week it's all about the gaming. We've crunched through both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console reviews, alongside a stack of games to get you in the mood for next-gen. But we're far more versatile than that. Never the one-trick pony, we've also...

  • Sony Alpha A7: The first sample images
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    Sony Alpha A7: The first sample images

    By 22 November 2013

    The Sony Alpha A7 - the world’s first full-frame compact system camera - is fast approaching its release date, and Pocket-lint has been testing out a near-complete sample in the sun-kissed Caribbean. Is this a camera, complete with its affordable (for...

  • Sony Cyber-shot RX10: The first sample images
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    Sony Cyber-shot RX10: The first sample images

    By 22 November 2013

    When we first saw the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 we weren’t entirely sure that we "got it". This chunky, superzoom-esque camera looks more like a DSLR in terms of scale and design, but houses a 24-200mm f/2.8 maximum aperture alongside the same 1-inch sensor...

  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Lego Marvel Super Heroes review

    By 20 November 2013

    We’re massive fans of Lego, it’s no secret. So when Lego Marvel Super Heroes arrived alongside the PlayStation 4, we had a double bout of excitement. In the run up to Christmas there are major titles dropping left, right and centre to suit all tastes...

  • Knack review
    Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Knack review

    By 20 November 2013

    When the PlayStation 4 was first announced we were brimming with excitement. But even at the big unveil in New York earlier this year the announcement of one of the console’s exclusive titles, Knack, a 3D platformer headed up Mark Cerny, the Spyro and...

  • A week in reviews: 11 - 15 November
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    A week in reviews: 11 - 15 November

    By 16 November 2013

    Mid November and there's only one thing on most people's minds: the imminent Xbox One and Playstation 4 launches. In the UK we have to wait a little longer than America does for the PS4 launch, but we've been playing around with the final machine's user...

  • Interview: British Cycling coach Shane Sutton talks tech, Jaguar, the cycling boom and buzz of the sport
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    Interview: British Cycling coach Shane Sutton talks tech, Jaguar, the cycling boom and buzz of the sport

    By 15 November 2013

    It’s a windy day in Warwickshire and we’re on site at Fen End racing circuit with Jaguar to not only meet British Cycling coach and Team Sky performance advisor, Shane Sutton, for a quick-fire interview, but also to combat that biting wind in our...

  • Panasonic Lumix GM1 review
    Cameras 5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix GM1 review

    By 14 November 2013

    One glance at the Panasonic Lumix GM1 and you’ll assume it’s a compact camera. Well, it is compact by size - that much is clear - but as it’s got an interchangeable lens system as is part of the Micro Four Thirds family it, therefore, falls into...

  • A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November
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    A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November

    By 9 November 2013

    November's headlines are largely going to be owed to gaming. Ahead of PS4 and Xbox One launches we've been shooting the faces off, well, pretty much everybody in Call of Duty: Ghosts on the Playstation 3. It's a game that'll sell boat loads of copies...

  • Pure Jongo T6 review
    Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Pure Jongo T6 review

    By 8 November 2013

    Pure is all about wireless audio, and that’s what the alleged "room-filling" - not literally, just with audio of course - Pure Jongo T6 is all about. In a world where we’re connected to the cloud, where smart devices come with Bluetooth, and where...

  • Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base review
    Audio 4 out of 5

    Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base review

    By 8 November 2013

    Modern day televisions are getting thinner and thinner. And so, therefore, is their inherent sound quality. That’s an issue that the Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base looks to rectify. This all-in-one box solution sits underneath the TV - literally, it...

  • Asus Transformer Book T100 review
    Laptops 4 out of 5

    Asus Transformer Book T100 review

    By 6 November 2013

    Hybrid laptop-tablet Windows 8 machines have been spilling onto the shelves at an exponential rate of late. But none have been positioned like the affordable Asus Transformer Book T100. This 10.1-inch two-in-one device has budget buyers in its sights,...

  • TomTom Multi-Sport review
    Sports Fitness 3.5 out of 5

    TomTom Multi-Sport review

    By 5 November 2013

    TomTom Multi-Sport is the GPS company’s first solo venture into the world of wearable sports-watches that, as its name suggests, caters for multiple sports disciplines. The Multi-Sport was released alongside the Runner, the latter targeted, and no surprised...

  • Hands-on: Nikon Df review
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    Hands-on: Nikon Df review

    By 5 November 2013

    We knew Nikon had something up its sleeve. Throughout October there had been glimpses in teaser videos showing a Nikon product described as being all about "Pure Photography". The result is the Nikon Df, a full-frame, retro-styled DSLR camera. That’s...

  • Nikon Df official: The retro-style DSLR like a D4 from the past, complete with non-AI lens compatibility
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    Nikon Df official: The retro-style DSLR like a D4 from the past, complete with non-AI lens compatibility

    By 5 November 2013

    It's official - Nikon's "Pure Photography" camera, the Nikon Df, has been unveiled. But it's not what we had initially expected - this is a full-frame DSLR camera through and through, not the rumoured full-frame mirrorless camera that had been doing the...