Archive for Stuart Miles

  • Anki Drive review
    4 out of 5

    Anki Drive review

    By 22 hours ago

    When you were young you probably played Scalextric. It was a lot of fun and while you would no doubt pick up a trigger and squeeze it today given half the chance, there is a new challenger in town: Anki Drive. Anki Drive doesn't require you to place the...

  • Lavazza Modo Mio Espressgo review
    4 out of 5

    Lavazza Modo Mio Espressgo review

    By 14 August 2014

    How much do you love coffee? How long can you go without needing another hit of espresso? If the answer isn't very long at all and you're on the road a lot then the Lavazza Modo Mio Espressgo might just be the ticket: it's an espresso coffee machine designed...

  • The future of lighting: Get ready for light switch free houses, pro-active lighting, and more natural colour

    The future of lighting: Get ready for light switch free houses, pro-active lighting, and more natural colour

    By 8 August 2014

    The chances are you have energy efficient lights in your house. If you consider yourself cutting edge you might have LED bulbs, but for most people, the idea that their lightbulb could help protect them, entertain them, lift their mood or even be controlled...

  • Sproutling: The Fitbit of baby monitors that can predict when your baby will wake up

    Sproutling: The Fitbit of baby monitors that can predict when your baby will wake up

    By 7 August 2014

    A new baby monitor designed to predict when a baby is expected to wake up will go on sale in the new year. Sproutling, which hopes to give parents a little extra peace of mind, is a baby monitor that will monitor a baby's movement, heart rate, and skin...

  • Honeywell Evohome review
    4 out of 5

    Honeywell Evohome review

    By 7 August 2014

    There are a number of companies vying for your business when it comes to controlling your heating system at home. British Gas has Hive, Google owns Nest in the US (which is expected to eventually come to the UK), and there's the German company Tado also...

  • Neato Botvac 85 robot vacuum review
    4 out of 5

    Neato Botvac 85 robot vacuum review

    By 7 August 2014

    Robot vacuum cleaners have been around for a long time, trying to clean their way into our hearts and save us from having to get off the sofa and vacuum the house. The latest robot to try and impress us is the Neato Botvac 85 with its different approach...

  • Will iPhone 6 look like this? New renders of Apple's phone appear

    Will iPhone 6 look like this? New renders of Apple's phone appear

    By 6 August 2014

    What is it with graphic designers who seemingly have so much time on their hands that they've got nothing better to do that create yet another set of renders based on rumour and speculation of what the new Apple iPhone 6 will look like? Martin Hajek,...

  • The future of home security: Get ready for sensors and pro-active systems

    The future of home security: Get ready for sensors and pro-active systems

    By 6 August 2014

    Today, home security is fairly straightforward. If you live in a home that has an "alarm" you've got a bevy of motion sensors dotted around your house, a central keypad by your front door with a standard keypad to disarm it and a box on the front of your...

  • The future of heating: Honeywell looks beyond what we can do today

    The future of heating: Honeywell looks beyond what we can do today

    By 5 August 2014

    Heating has got clever. Whether it is British Gas and the Hive system, Nest and its intelligent thermostat, Tado, or Honeywell and the Evohome offering, the days of scrambling in the airing cupboard to change how your home is heated are over. Now, with...

  • Philips Hue Tap review
    4 out of 5

    Philips Hue Tap review

    By 5 August 2014

    The Philips Hue lighting system is expanding at a fast rate, but having to get your phone out of your pocket (or even in some cases just finding it) to control your lights can be a pain. Understanding this Philips has created the Hue Tap, a wireless light...

  • Philips Hue (complete system) review
    5 out of 5

    Philips Hue (complete system) review

    By 5 August 2014

    In 2012 Philips launched the Philips Hue system. It's a set of three intelligent lights that, along with the Bridge connected to your home Wi-Fi system, allows for colour and brightness control of the lights from a smartphone or tablet. Almost two years...

  • Best tablets 2014: The best tablets available to buy today

    Best tablets 2014: The best tablets available to buy today

    By 1 August 2014

    If you're looking for the best tablets of 2014, then you've come to the right place. Here we will guide you through the hottest tablets from 7-inches and up, to help you reach a decision on buying the right device for you.   Our list of the top tablets...

  • CBeebies Storytime brings Octonauts, Grandpa in My Pocket, and others to the iPad

    CBeebies Storytime brings Octonauts, Grandpa in My Pocket, and others to the iPad

    By 1 August 2014

    The BBC has launched a new CBeebies Storytime app for the iPad that will allow kids to read six interactive stories about some of their favourite characters and shows from the children's channel. The new app, which goes live in the App store today, will...

  • Simon Swipe: Classic game gets a remake with new challenges

    Simon Swipe: Classic game gets a remake with new challenges

    By 1 August 2014

    Hasbro has remade Simon Says for a new generation bringing with it a series of new challenges to master. Now instead of a pocketable game that featured four lights, you have to, as the name suggests, swipe as well as tap your way through remembering a...

  • Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2014: Submit your entry form for consideration

    Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2014: Submit your entry form for consideration

    By 1 August 2014

    The time for us to get ready for the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2014 has started. This year, for our 11th Awards, we are going to be doing things a little bit differently and therefore asking for your help to nominate your favourite gadgets, whether you...

  • Asus X102B review
    3.5 out of 5

    Asus X102B review

    By 31 July 2014

    When you start to look at budget laptops, the first thing most people will tell you is to go with a Chromebook. Google's Chrome OS laptops from HP, Acer, and others are affordable, lightweight, and somewhat easy to use - so long as you've got an internet...

  • Planes 2: Fire & Rescue reminds us that Kinect can still be fun

    Planes 2: Fire & Rescue reminds us that Kinect can still be fun

    By 28 July 2014

    Following on from the use of Microsoft's Kinect to help promote Iron Man 3, by letting you become Iron Man, Disney has turned to the new Kinect for Windows v2 to promote Planes 2: Fire & Rescue. Visiting a series of Odeon cinemas across the UK, the new...

  • Apple powered Lumia 930? Microsoft says no problem...

    Apple powered Lumia 930? Microsoft says no problem...

    By 25 July 2014

    Microsoft has revealed a 20ft wide by 8ft tall installation that shows if you have enough apples and potatoes you can charge the company's new Lumia 930 smartphone. On show outside Westfield in Sheperd's Bush, the work, created by Caleb Charland, a science...

  • Pink HTC One (M8): The fashionable feminine flagship smartphone

    Pink HTC One (M8): The fashionable feminine flagship smartphone

    By 25 July 2014

    It was one of Motorola's most popular colours and now HTC and Carphone Warehouse are hoping it will boost sales over the summer of its flagship phone the HTC One (M8). Yep, you heard that right, the HTC One (M8) is now available in pink. The pink colour,...

  • John Lewis JL9000 webOS TV review
    4 out of 5

    John Lewis JL9000 webOS TV review

    By 24 July 2014

    The LG webOS TV platform has a new home: the newly launched John Lewis TV range, reviewed here in its 55-inch JL9000 guise. The system is designed to make smart TV easier than ever before and we found it proved its worth when we saw it in the LG LB700V...

  • First drive: BMW X4, the souped up X3

    First drive: BMW X4, the souped up X3

    By 24 July 2014

    The BMW X4 can be seen in two ways, either as a baby version of the popular X6, or as a souped up version of the company's popular X3 model. For all intents and purposes the best way to look at the X4 is like an X3 plus. The car delivers you a few more...

  • Apple OS X Yosemite beta now available, here are 7 tips to get you started

    Apple OS X Yosemite beta now available, here are 7 tips to get you started

    By 23 July 2014

    Apple for the first time in the company's history is letting the general public beta test its latest operating system, OS X Yosemite, ahead of the final release later in the year. Following in the footsteps of Microsoft who for the last couple of versions...

  • Mac OS X Yosemite preview: Is this going to be Apple's best desktop OS yet?

    Mac OS X Yosemite preview: Is this going to be Apple's best desktop OS yet?

    By 23 July 2014

    Times are changing at Apple. The days of not letting you know or see what the company is up to until it is on sale are no more and now, for the first time, Apple is letting the public play with its desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite, ahead of the...

  • Kensington KeyFolio Thin X3 keyboard turns your iPad into a laptop and lets you charge your phone at the same time

    Kensington KeyFolio Thin X3 keyboard turns your iPad into a laptop and lets you charge your phone at the same time

    By 21 July 2014

    There are seemingly so many iPad keyboards these days that for them to stand out they have to offer something different. The Kensington KeyFolio Thin X3 keyboard tries to do just that by not only offering you a minimalist case in which to keep you iPad...

  • Taking Honda's Uni-cub for a ride: Is it more than just a bar stool with wheels?

    Taking Honda's Uni-cub for a ride: Is it more than just a bar stool with wheels?

    By 18 July 2014

    It's a bar stool with wheels. That's the first thing that came into our heads when we saw the Honda Uni-cub, the future of mobility according to Honda; well certainly around museums, offices, or shopping centres. Of course it is much more than that, as...