Archive for Stuart Miles

  • Twitter Event Parrot lets you keep up with global breaking news
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    Twitter Event Parrot lets you keep up with global breaking news

    By 10 October 2013

    Twitter looks to be experimenting with a new breaking news service called Event Parrot. Discovered on Wednesday, the new account will Direct Message those who follow it to help them keep up with what's happening in the world. The service looks to work...

  • Acer Chromebook C720 laughs in the face of HP's efforts
    Laptops

    Acer Chromebook C720 laughs in the face of HP's efforts

    By 10 October 2013

    Google has just announced the HP Chromebook 11, but Acer doesn't care about that. It's got its own, cheaper Chromebook to announce; the Acer Chromebook C720. The new device will cost £199 in the UK - £30 cheaper than the HP offering, - and be available...

  • Jaguar C-X75 pictures and eyes-on
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    Jaguar C-X75 pictures and eyes-on

    By 9 October 2013

    Jaguars C-X75 is everything the C-X17 is not. It's not a family 4x4 and it's not something you can even start to think about affording. Instead its Jaguar's vision of the "hypercar of tomorrow." For roadies who like specs, the car comes with a total of...

  • Nest in the UK: Company says it's still working on it
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    Nest in the UK: Company says it's still working on it

    By 8 October 2013

    Nest has said that although it hopes to launch in the UK at some point it doesn't yet have a date for when that will be. "We are working on it," Erik Charlton, VP of business at Nest, told Pocket-lint, breaking the bad news. The move, which seems to have...

  • Nest Protect smoke and CO detector wants to intelligently protect your home
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    Nest Protect smoke and CO detector wants to intelligently protect your home

    By 8 October 2013

    Nest, looking for its next home gadget to target and improve,  is to launch an intelligent smoke and carbon monoxide detector in the UK, US and Canada in November. The new internet-connected device will cost £109 and be available in John Lewis, Amazon...

  • BBC Playlister helps you tag and create the ultimate playlist for Spotify and more
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    BBC Playlister helps you tag and create the ultimate playlist for Spotify and more

    By 8 October 2013

    The BBC has announced a new music service called BBC Playlister, a new digital music product will let you tag tracks and create playlists of tracks from the BBC that can then be imported into services like Spotify.  "BBC Playlister will let audiences...

  • BBC One +1 coming to a TV near you (well, in the UK)
    Home Cinema

    BBC One +1 coming to a TV near you (well, in the UK)

    By 8 October 2013

    The BBC has announced that it will be launching BBC One +1 allowing people who've missed something to watch it live an hour later.  "Any plan for channels starts with BBC One. Above all, BBC One needs to be on top form. It has to be the nation’s favourite...

  • Jaguar Project 7 F-Type pictures and eyes-on
    Cars

    Jaguar Project 7 F-Type pictures and eyes-on

    By 7 October 2013

    Project 7 is special one-off Jaguar, which made its debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and promises, says Jaguar, to reflect the heart of the company’s sports car DNA. Supposedly inspired by a simple sketch, a small team of Jaguar designers...

  • Apple iMac 27-inch (2013) review
    Laptops 5 out of 5

    Apple iMac 27-inch (2013) review

    By 7 October 2013

    With the world seemingly so keen to go mobile, it's a pleasant acknowledgement that Apple still feels there is a place for a desktop computer within its range. That comes in the lovely form of the iMac, reviewed here in its latest Haswell-based 27-inch...

  • Tylt Y-Charge Dual USB Car Charger for the power hungry
    Gadgets

    Tylt Y-Charge Dual USB Car Charger for the power hungry

    By 4 October 2013

    Gadgets don't have to be complicated to work or be useful. Take the TYLT Y-Charge. It's a dual USB Car Charger with Lightning Cable for example that lets you charge two devices from your cigarette lighter in your car. The Tylt is available in a number...

  • Jaguar C-X17 comes to London, but it's only ever going to be a folly
    Cars

    Jaguar C-X17 comes to London, but it's only ever going to be a folly

    By 4 October 2013

    If you like the Jaguar C-X17 4x4 concept car, we've got some bad news. On its first official outing in the UK, Jaguar has told Pocket-lint that in its current form, it won't be going on the market. Julian Thomson, director of advanced design at Jaguar,...

  • LG G2 release date: Where and when can I get it?
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    LG G2 release date: Where and when can I get it?

    By 1 October 2013

    The LG G2, the new flagship smartphone from LG, has finally arrived in the UK following its launch in the US earlier this year. The handset sports a 5.2-inch Full HD display, a Rear-key design replacing side buttons, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800...

  • Adidas miCoach (Windows Phone 8) with Adidas heart rate monitor review
    Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Adidas miCoach (Windows Phone 8) with Adidas heart rate monitor review

    By 26 September 2013

    Adidas miCoach has been on iPhone and Android for some time, but now it has arrived on Windows Phone 8 complete with support for the Adidas heart rate monitor. We've been out running to find out what the differences are in this latest version and whether...

  • Roku 3, 2, 1: Three new set-top boxes to now choose from
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    Roku 3, 2, 1: Three new set-top boxes to now choose from

    By 25 September 2013

    Roku has announced that it is bringing the Roku 3 to the UK as well as launching two new Roku set-top boxes at the same time in the US, UK, Ireland and Canada. The new boxes - which come with a new user interface and replace some, but not all the Roku...

  • iMac 2013 now features Haswell processor like MacBook Air
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    iMac 2013 now features Haswell processor like MacBook Air

    By 24 September 2013

    Now that the iPhone is out, Apple has turned its attention to its desktop range, the iMac. Apple has announced that it has updated its iMac to include the new Haswell processor from Intel, new graphics, and faster Wi-Fi and PCIe storage options, although...

  • Activation Lock in iOS 7: What it does and how it can make your iPhone more secure
    Phones

    Activation Lock in iOS 7: What it does and how it can make your iPhone more secure

    By 24 September 2013

    Apple's Activation Lock is a new security feature in Apple's iOS 7 that has even prompted the New York Police to go around telling people to upgrade their iPhones, but why? Read on to find out what Activation Lock in iOS 7 for the iPhone is, and how you...

  • BBM delayed for iPhone and Android: Here are 7 alternative IM apps
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    BBM delayed for iPhone and Android: Here are 7 alternative IM apps

    By 24 September 2013

    BlackBerry Messenger for iPhone and Android has been delayed, but there are plenty of other ways you can talk to your friends via instant messenger (IM) on your iPhone or Android device. Here are some of the very popular alternatives. Whatsapp iTunes, Google...

  • BlackBerry takeover bid values company at $4.7bn
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    BlackBerry takeover bid values company at $4.7bn

    By 23 September 2013

    BlackBerry has confirmed that it has received an offer from one of its largest shareholders to take the company private. The offer, put forward by a consortium backed by Fairfax Financial sees the company valued at $4.7bn or $9 a share. Although promising,...

  • Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 pre-order and release date set, are you ordering one?
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    Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 pre-order and release date set, are you ordering one?

    By 23 September 2013

    Microsoft has announced the launch of the Microsoft Surface 2 and Microsoft Surface Pro 2 pre-order and release dates for those that want to get the new tablet that's more powerful than most laptops. The new tablets from Microsoft will go on pre-order...

  • Tesco Hudl pictures and hands-on
    Tablets

    Tesco Hudl pictures and hands-on

    By 23 September 2013

    Tesco has launched a cheap Android-powered tablet to take on the iPad mini and Amazon Kindle. We've had a play with the new device at the launch event in London.  The new tablet - which is incredibly basic, but will be good enough for most people who...

  • Tesco Hudl tablet: A £119 7-inch Nexus 7 competitor for shopping and movies
    Tablets

    Tesco Hudl tablet: A £119 7-inch Nexus 7 competitor for shopping and movies

    By 23 September 2013

    Tesco has entered the tablet market with the Tesco Hudl, hoping to entice more and more people to shop online and use it's services like Blinkbox. The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean tablet - which will be aimed at those not looking for the latest and greatest...

  • Just updated to iOS 7? Good now you can upgrade to iOS 7.0.1
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    Just updated to iOS 7? Good now you can upgrade to iOS 7.0.1

    By 20 September 2013

    Apple has just pushed out an update for the newly released iOS 7; iOS 7.0.1.  The update, which has gone out to iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C users offers "Bug fixes and improvements" and comes in at 13.8MB.  The update currently seems to be for only the...

  • 4G: Which network is best in London and beyond?
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    4G: Which network is best in London and beyond?

    By 20 September 2013

    It's official EE has the best 4G network in London. The tests, carried out by Pocket-lint in a variety of locations in London, show that against O2 and Vodafone, EE has the best upload and download speeds of the three in the capital. However as soon as...

  • 4G: Which network is best in the UK Capital?
    Phones

    4G: Which network is best in the UK Capital?

    By 20 September 2013

    Which UK network has the best 4G coverage, and which one should you be going for. We send Ian Morris out on to the streets of London with three Samsung Galaxy S4 phones packing O2, Vodafone, and EE SIMs to find out. Watch the video to see who is best...

  • Want your Android to look like iOS 7? There's an app for that
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    Want your Android to look like iOS 7? There's an app for that

    By 19 September 2013

    "You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!" as Charlton Heston says at the end of Planet of the Apes, and we are sure that's exactly what thousands of Android users will say when they realise that they too can get in on the...