Archive for Mike Lowe

  • Nikon D5300 DSLR is all about connectivity: Wi-Fi and GPS on board, new processor and more
    Cameras

    Nikon D5300 DSLR is all about connectivity: Wi-Fi and GPS on board, new processor and more

    By 17 October 2013

    Nikon has unveiled another model in its mid-level DSLR line, the D5300. It's hot on the heels of the earlier D5200 model, but this isn't a replacement: it's more like a subtle upgrade with its focus on built-in sharing functionality, along with some other...

  • Hands-on: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 review
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    Hands-on: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 review

    By 16 October 2013

    Everyone loves a superzoom. And Sony has gone and taken the category up a notch with a model that looks more akin to a DSLR with a fixed lens: the Cyber-shot RX10. At a Sony launch event in London's City Hall, Pocket-lint got to handle this bridge camera...

  • Sony Alpha A7R hands-on: We test out the 36-megapixel full-frame system camera
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    Sony Alpha A7R hands-on: We test out the 36-megapixel full-frame system camera

    By 16 October 2013

    Not content with launching one full-frame compact system camera, Sony has gone and launched two. The Sony Alpha A7R joins the A7 model, but offers a significant push in resolution. That sensor houses 36 million pixels. Wowzers. But that's not all, the...

  • Hands-on: Sony Alpha A7 review
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    Hands-on: Sony Alpha A7 review

    By 16 October 2013

    The NEX is dead. That's right, the new Sony Alpha A7 compact system camera represents Sony's decision to push the Alpha brand forward. And it does so in style. The key feature of the A7 is that it has a full-frame sensor yet compact body, the likes of...

  • Thief gameplay preview: We steal, shoot and lockpick our way through early play of the 2014 title
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    Thief gameplay preview: We steal, shoot and lockpick our way through early play of the 2014 title

    By 15 October 2013

    Thief is set to land on consoles in the first quarter of 2014, almost a full decade after the last title in the series surfaced. Pocket-lint got to play some sections of a pre-release version of the game on Xbox One to see whether it's been worth the...

  • Nintendo 2DS review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Nintendo 2DS review

    By 14 October 2013

    Nintendo is making moves to remain relevant in the shifting landscape of handheld gaming. That is, to some degree, what the Nintendo 2DS handheld console is all about. Because this handheld is something of an oddity. Why? The clue's in the number of the...

  • Divoom OnBeat 500 review
    Audio 4.5 out of 5

    Divoom OnBeat 500 review

    By 13 October 2013

    Bluetooth speakers are spilling out of every corner of every manufacturer at the moment and we're seeing swathes of new names surfacing too. Divoom is one of those names that you might not immediately familiar with, and that might put a question mark...

  • A week in reviews: 7 - 11 October
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    A week in reviews: 7 - 11 October

    By 12 October 2013

    Varied. That's the word to best describe the mixture of tech goodness that we bring you this week. October has landed in style, and the trickle of gaming is starting to burst its banks into a torrent of wonderfulness. The first heavyweight title ahead...

  • Canon PowerShot S120 review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Canon PowerShot S120 review

    By 10 October 2013

    Canon has a knack for making great compact cameras. The PowerShot S120, the replacement of last year's S110 model, might not reinvent the wheel, but it certainly get things turning faster in the pocketable high-end compact market. And if that's what you're...

  • How to play through Beyond: Two Souls with a smartphone, no PS3 controller required
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    How to play through Beyond: Two Souls with a smartphone, no PS3 controller required

    By 9 October 2013

    Here's a fun thing. Rather than using a PS3 controller to play through Beyond: Two Souls you can instead use an Android or iOS device and control the game wirelessly. That's right: no need for the controller. We've been plugging our way through the Quantic...

  • AKG K812 hands-on, we sample the £1,000 professional studio monitor headphones
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    AKG K812 hands-on, we sample the £1,000 professional studio monitor headphones

    By 9 October 2013

    Sometimes we get asked to do the strangest yet most exciting of things here at Pocket-lint. So when we were invited down to Red Bull Studios in London to check out AKG's latest top-spec studio monitoring headphones we couldn't resist. Enter the AKG K812....

  • Tesco Hudl review
    Tablets 4 out of 5

    Tesco Hudl review

    By 9 October 2013

    Tesco is already a part of the fabric of life in the UK. We'd wager that everyone reading this has been to a Tesco store in the last couple of weeks, even if "just by accident". And now it's set to be even more part of life with the introduction of Hudl,...

  • Beyond: Two Souls review
    Gaming 5 out of 5

    Beyond: Two Souls review

    By 8 October 2013

    Beyond: Two Souls isn't your average game. Quantic Dream has crafted an invested, emotive story above all else, then delivered it on a scale reminiscent of a Hollywood movie by embellishing its on-screen characters with a true A-list cast. Ellen Page...

  • Pentax K-3 intros 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, 27-point autofocus system and more
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    Pentax K-3 intros 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, 27-point autofocus system and more

    By 7 October 2013

    The Pentax K-3, unveiled today, sees Pentax up the ante in the APS-C DSLR market, but there's still no sign of a full-frame model. That's a mix of great and not-so-great news, but let's focus on the good stuff. And there's plenty of it. The K-3 introduces...

  • Pentax K-3 pictures and hands-on: Top-spec DSLR sticks with APS-C sensor, loads up on new features
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    Pentax K-3 pictures and hands-on: Top-spec DSLR sticks with APS-C sensor, loads up on new features

    By 7 October 2013

    Ahead of the unveiling of the Pentax K-3 we had the chance to test out a pre-production model of this top-spec DSLR. And we like what we've seen from the top-spec camera's features. Despite various rumours Pentax has not pushed into the full-frame DSLR...

  • Samsung NX300M, it's an NX300 system camera with added adjustable 'selfie' screen
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    Samsung NX300M, it's an NX300 system camera with added adjustable 'selfie' screen

    By 7 October 2013

    Samsung has lifted the lid on its latest compact system camera: the NX300M. Eagle-eyed readers will think that reads a lot like the existing NX300. It is, after all, the same name with an M plonked on the end. What does it all mean? In short the NX300M...

  • A week in reviews: 30 September - 4 October
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    A week in reviews: 30 September - 4 October

    By 5 October 2013

    It's Samsung week and, as promised, we bring you the full verdict on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone and Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Have we been impressed with the companion duo, or does the Gear lack, well, the right gear to enable it to excel? We've...

  • Vertu Constellation hands-on, we handle the £4,200 fashion phone
    Phones

    Vertu Constellation hands-on, we handle the £4,200 fashion phone

    By 3 October 2013

    There are moments in tech when we're left wondering, "What the heck?" And Vertu's latest Constellation smartphone is definitely one such moment. As much as we try and join up the stars the only pattern we can see is one that spells out "pricey". For the...

  • Damson Jet compact speakers deliver wireless stereo sound via Bluetooth
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    Damson Jet compact speakers deliver wireless stereo sound via Bluetooth

    By 3 October 2013

    Damson Audio has unveiled Damson Jet, a twin mini speaker set that can deliver true stereo sound via Bluetooth. Jet is sold as a two-speaker set in the one box, rather than as individual units, to show off its true stereo sound selling point. It's all...

  • Interview: Watch Dogs creative director talks next-gen, the future of gaming, apps and more
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    Interview: Watch Dogs creative director talks next-gen, the future of gaming, apps and more

    By 2 October 2013

    Watch Dogs is one of the most eagerly anticipated games of the year. It's a title that's not only caught the attention of gamers, but also captivated a wider audience with its content: hacking and conspiracy. Tt's a contemporary subject that's echoed...

  • Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Soundbar review
    Home Cinema 5 out of 5

    Philips Fidelio HTL9100 Soundbar review

    By 30 September 2013

    Modern day flatpanel TVs are getting so thin that their sound output tends to be equally thin on the ears. If you're spending four figures on a quality telly then you really ought to invest in sound for the ultimate home cinema experience. That's where...

  • A week in reviews: 23 - 27 September
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    A week in reviews: 23 - 27 September

    By 28 September 2013

    September is rolling to a close, and we've been walking, running, riding, driving and flying all over the place in the quest for tech perfection. Fitness and non-fitness are covered in equal measure this week. We've been tracking our steps with the Withings...

  • Smart electric bike review
    Sports Fitness 3.5 out of 5

    Smart electric bike review

    By 25 September 2013

    Pedalling through London on the Smart electric bike doesn't feel like riding a bicycle, it's more like gliding along on a two-wheeled spaceship. There's something almost more European about this ride: German-engineered, a little Dutch in appearance, the...

  • Oppo N1 hands-on: Big screen, big size and big ideas, but is it belittled by the competition?
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    Oppo N1 hands-on: Big screen, big size and big ideas, but is it belittled by the competition?

    By 23 September 2013

    Oppo might not be a name that you've heard much about in the UK. But as the Chinese brand's strength increases so too do its devices. At a launch event in Beijing, Pocket-lint got the skinny on the latest Oppo flagship smartphone, the Oppo N1. And speaking...

  • Oppo N1 unveiled, enlists rotating camera, 5.9-inch touchscreen, rear touch controls and more
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    Oppo N1 unveiled, enlists rotating camera, 5.9-inch touchscreen, rear touch controls and more

    By 23 September 2013

    Chinese brand Oppo has lifted the lid on its latest flagship smartphone, the Oppo N1, at a dedicated launch event in Beijing. And it's the first smartphone to introduce a rotational unit. In a world full of large-screen smartphones it's all too easy for...