Archive for Stuart Miles

Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on: The poor man's Lumia 930

Nokia Lumia 830 hands-on: The poor man's Lumia 930

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When Microsoft describes the new Lumia 830 as a slimmer, sleeker, version of the Lumia 930 they really aren't kidding. The new handset, announced at IFA 2014 in Berlin, will be available later this month and is being aggressively billed by the company... >>

Lumia Selfie app for the impossibly vain now available

Lumia Selfie app for the impossibly vain now available

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Microsoft has announced a new Lumia Selfie app for the impossibly vain that will allow you to enhance your eyes, slim your face and whiten your teeth. The new app, which will sit separately to the Lumia Camera app on Windows Phone 8.1 will also allow... >>

Nokia Lumia 735: Can I get a selfie? (hands-on)

Nokia Lumia 735: Can I get a selfie? (hands-on)

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The Nokia Lumia 735 has previously been referred to as the selfie phone and there is a good reason for that. There is a strong focus on a good front-facing camera and an accompanying selfie app to help even the most vain get a picture they would be proud... >>

Dyson 360 Eye: Robotic vacuum cleaner coming to the UK 2015

Dyson 360 Eye: Robotic vacuum cleaner coming to the UK 2015

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After years of speculation, Dyson has confirmed that it will be launching robotic vacuum cleaner. The new model, called the Dyson 360 Eye, will feature a 360 degree camera on top of the cleaner to see its environment rather than just rely on sensors alone.... >>

Cat S50 rugged phone wants you to stamp on its face

Cat S50 rugged phone wants you to stamp on its face

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Just how clumsy are you? If the answer is very, then you'll probably be wanting to take a closer look at the latest Android smartphone from Cat. The Cat S50 rugged smartphone is the company's new flagship, designed for outdoor sports peeps and construction... >>

Technics returns promising to let you rediscover what music is supposed to sound like

Technics returns promising to let you rediscover what music is supposed to sound like

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Serious audiophiles listen up, after 6 years, Panasonic has confirmed that it will be bringing the Technics name back from the dead and release a series of new Hi-Fi products from December in Europe so you can relive the "good old days". The audio brand... >>

Sony Xperia Z3: Where can I get it?

Sony Xperia Z3: Where can I get it?

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The Sony Xperia Z3 was announced at IFA 2014 and heading to the shops soon. Pre-orders are open, with delivery expected from 26 September onwards. Here we've detailed who is offering what so you can find out whether the operator you like is stocking... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Where can I get it?

Samsung Galaxy Note 4: Where can I get it?

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is now official and already carriers and stores in the UK are falling over themselves to offer punters the chance to tell customers that they will be stocking the device in a range of shapes and sizes - well colours. The new... >>

Hands-on: Asus ZenWatch review: A curved glass Android Wear smartwatch that takes a stylish approach

Hands-on: Asus ZenWatch review: A curved glass Android Wear smartwatch that takes a stylish approach

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How do you go from being a technology company to becoming a fashion accessory company? That's the challenge many tech companies face with the launch of a wearable device. For Asus, the company more famous for its range of stylish laptops, the transition... >>

Asus MeMO Pad 7: Intel powered tablet heads to John Lewis

Asus MeMO Pad 7: Intel powered tablet heads to John Lewis

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John Lewis is to exclusively stock a new Asus MeMO Pad tablet in the next couple of days. The new model will cost £179, be dubbed the Asus MeMO Pad 7, and feature, as the name suggests, a 7-inch touchscreen display. The tablet will run the latest version... >>

The Asus Eee PC returns, and no it's not 2007

The Asus Eee PC returns, and no it's not 2007

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Back once again like the renegade master. That's right, the Eee PC, the device that kickstarted the netbook craze is back, but this time with a lot more power.  Seven years after Asus first introduced the Eee PC, the company has announced that it will... >>

Asus ZenWatch smartwatch: Curved glass, Android Wear, and yours for £199

Asus ZenWatch smartwatch: Curved glass, Android Wear, and yours for £199

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Asus has stepped into the wearables arena with the launch of the Asus ZenWatch. The new watch, announced at IFA 2014 in Berlin, follows a number of teasers from the company and its CEO and challenges a growing number of manufacturers trying to persuade... >>

Greenpeace to tech industry: Be more like Apple

Greenpeace to tech industry: Be more like Apple

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Greenpeace has criticised Samsung, Microsoft, Amazon and others for not doing enough to create green gadgets saying they should act more like Apple.  In a new report out ahead of the IFA trade show in Berlin, the environmental organisation says Samsung... >>

How to make your Apple iCloud account more secure

How to make your Apple iCloud account more secure

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A lot has been questioned about the security of Apple's iCloud service over the last 48 hours, following the accusation that a number of celebrities have had naked photos of themselves leaked onto the internet, but after an investigation from Apple, the... >>

Sonos ditches the Bridge making setup even easier

Sonos ditches the Bridge making setup even easier

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Sonos is making it easier to install its multi-room Hi-Fi system by ditching the need for speaker to be physically connected to a router or the Sonos Bridge. Instead, new customers will be able to set-up the system by connecting directly to their Wi-Fi... >>

First run: Vivobarefoot Trail Freak running shoes

First run: Vivobarefoot Trail Freak running shoes

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The hype surrounding barefoot running seems, for the most part, to have been and gone. But people are still enjoying the sport, and companies are still releasing shoes for those who are interested. The latest company is Vivobarefoot with its Trail Freak... >>

LG G Watch R official, circular smartwatches are the new thing to lust after

LG G Watch R official, circular smartwatches are the new thing to lust after

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LG has detailed its latest smartwatch ahead of the consumer electronics tradeshow IFA in Berlin, as teased online a couple of days ago, revealing a circular design to go up against the Moto 360 from Motorola. Following the reception of the Moto 360 watch... >>

Samsung Gear S smartwatch surprisingly unveiled before IFA, curved display and 3G connectivity

Samsung Gear S smartwatch surprisingly unveiled before IFA, curved display and 3G connectivity

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Samsung has announced a new smartwatch, the Gear S ahead of its Samsung Unpacked event during the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin. The Samsung Gear S comes with a curved screen and 3G connectivity so you don't need to worry about a having... >>

Anki Drive review
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Anki Drive review

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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
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Lavazza Modo Mio Espressgo review

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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

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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

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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
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Honeywell Evohome review

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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
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Neato Botvac 85 robot vacuum review

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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

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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,... >>