Archive for Stuart Miles

  • Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review

    Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review

    By 7 January 2014

    Sony has announced the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, a shrunken down version of its flagship Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone, at CES 2014. Pocket-lint was invited to spend time with the new handset ahead of the global reveal at the Consumer Electronics Show to see...

  • Hands-on: Huawei Ascend Mate 2 review

    Hands-on: Huawei Ascend Mate 2 review

    By 6 January 2014

    Huawei has announced the launch of the Ascend Mate 2 at CES 2014 in Las Vegas and Pocket-lint was on hand to get a quick play with the new phablet at the company's press conference on Monday. The new 6.1-inch smartphone-come-tablet will follow on from...

  • Huawei Ascend Mate 2 will power your iPhone when it's running low on battery

    Huawei Ascend Mate 2 will power your iPhone when it's running low on battery

    By 6 January 2014

    Huawei has added a new feature to its Ascend Mate 2 phablet that will appeal to Apple users: it allows you to charge your iPhone.  The phone, announced at the company's CES press conference, will let you reverse charge other devices allowing you to take...

  • Transparent solar panel display charges your phone through the screen

    Transparent solar panel display charges your phone through the screen

    By 6 January 2014

    Alcatel has demoed a mobile phone with a transparent solar panel over the screen that would let users charge their phone by simply placing it in the sun. The technology, unveiled at at CES in Las Vegas, sits over the screen and still allows users to...

  • Alcatel 4-inch E Ink display works as a reader companion for your phone

    Alcatel 4-inch E Ink display works as a reader companion for your phone

    By 6 January 2014

    Alcatel has demoed a new 4-inch E Ink companion device for its 6-inch Hero smartphone launched at IFA in 2013. The new device, called Magic Flip, was announced at CES in Las Vegas this week and is designed to let you read information from your phone that...

  • Kurio Phone, a kids phone that lets parents give-in to pestering but with controls

    Kurio Phone, a kids phone that lets parents give-in to pestering but with controls

    By 6 January 2014

    Kurio, which in 2012 launched a tablet aimed at kids, has now created a mobile phone aimed kids and unveiled at CES in Las Vegas this week. The new Android-powered phone will come with several parental controls and tries to address the growing number...

  • Hands-on: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2014) review

    Hands-on: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2014) review

    By 6 January 2014

    If you're looking for the next must-want Windows laptop, Lenovo might just have the answer. It announced a new, slimmer version of the X1 Carbon at CES in Las Vegas on Sunday night and we've already had a play with the new laptop. The New Lenovo ThinkPad...

  • Hands-on: Lenovo ThinkPad 8 review

    Hands-on: Lenovo ThinkPad 8 review

    By 6 January 2014

    Lenovo has launched a new Windows 8.1 tablet at CES in Las Vegas for those who want something akin to the Surface, but in a smaller 8.3-inch form factor. The new tablet - which we've already had a play with at a pre-show unveiling - will be coming to...

  • Hands-on: Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ review

    Hands-on: Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ review

    By 6 January 2014

    The Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ is one of the big surprises so far at CES. Looking at the spec sheet it's a powerful smartphone keeping up with the flagships of 2013, but with a low cost that should see it go up against the Motorola Moto G in terms of price. ...

  • Alcatel One Touch POP C9 pictures and hands-on

    Alcatel One Touch POP C9 pictures and hands-on

    By 6 January 2014

    Alcatel has taken the wraps off its new POP C9 phablet smartphone here at CES 2014, and we've grabbed a play with the new phone at a behind closed doors briefing ahead of the official announcement.  The Alcatel One Touch POP C9 fits into the phablet...

  • Sphero 2B pictures and hands-on: Two-wheeled Bluetooth gadget that can go 10mph

    Sphero 2B pictures and hands-on: Two-wheeled Bluetooth gadget that can go 10mph

    By 6 January 2014

    The company behind Sphero has launched an update, Sphero 2B, that ditches the ball design in favour of two wheels that let the Bluetooth remote-controlled toy travel at speeds of up to 10mph. Launched at CES in Las Vegas, the new device will work with...

  • Nvidia Tegra K1 pictures and hands-on

    Nvidia Tegra K1 pictures and hands-on

    By 6 January 2014

    Nvidia has announced the Tegra K1 super chip with not eight cores, but 192 cores. That brings the claimed capabilities of the new graphics chip in line with the company's desktop Kepler offerings and makes it more powerful than the PS3 and Xbox 360 in...

  • Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker with WeMo takes your casserole cooking online

    Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker with WeMo takes your casserole cooking online

    By 6 January 2014

    If ever there was a sign that the "Internet of Things" is finally here, it's the internet connected Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker launched at CES in Las Vegas this week. Costing $99 (£66) when it launches in the US in the coming weeks, the internet-connected...

  • The graph that shows just how much trouble HTC is in

    The graph that shows just how much trouble HTC is in

    By 5 January 2014

    HTC's woes continue with its latest revenue report, with the HTC One max, the company's larger version of the HTC One, failing to help reverse the company's fortunes. Once one of the leading forces in the mobile phone industry in both popularity and sales,...

  • Printing planes: BAE Systems now using 3D printed parts in fighter jets

    Printing planes: BAE Systems now using 3D printed parts in fighter jets

    By 5 January 2014

    BAE Systems is using 3D printed components in fighter jets flown in the UK. The news suggests that in the future, parts could simply be printed out when needed on the battlefield. The first parts where used on board Tornado fighter jets flying out of...

  • The Technogym treadmill controlled by Google Glass

    The Technogym treadmill controlled by Google Glass

    By 5 January 2014

    Technogym has announced a new bit of fitness equipment for those who like to go running indoors and wear their Google Glass. The niche product, showcasing at CES this week in Las Vegas, will let Glass wearers tap into the specially enhanced treadmill...

  • Nest Protect review
    4 out of 5

    Nest Protect review

    By 27 December 2013

    Nest, known in the United States for its intelligent thermostat system that can be controlled via your iPhone, has launched an intelligent smoke and CO2 detector called Nest Protect. We've installed one in the Pocket-lint office to see if a smoke detector...

  • 12 Days of iTunes starts with free Justin Timberlake single

    12 Days of iTunes starts with free Justin Timberlake single

    By 26 December 2013

    Apple kicked off its annual 12 Days of iTunes giveaway on Wednesday 26 December with a free copy of a Justin Timberlake single recorded at the iTunes Festival in London earlier this year.  Those who download the 12 Days app will be offered the chance...

  • Five last-minute Christmas gadget tips

    Five last-minute Christmas gadget tips

    By 23 December 2013

    Christmas Day is almost here, but there is still time to make sure your day goes perfectly - well, certainly if gadgets are involved. Screwdriver and batteries If you've bought the kids a menagerie of electronic toys they will all most certainly come...

  • Linksys EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Wireless AC Router AC1900 review
    4 out of 5

    Linksys EA6900 Smart Wi-Fi Wireless AC Router AC1900 review

    By 23 December 2013

    Routers are boring aren't they? However a speedy internet is a lot of fun. So changing your router to something faster than the default one that comes with your broadband package might just give you a welcome speed boost. Which is exactly what we've done....

  • All-new characters arrive for Disney Infinity: Execs hint at even more to come

    All-new characters arrive for Disney Infinity: Execs hint at even more to come

    By 18 December 2013

    Disney Infinity is continuing its march into bedrooms and living rooms across the world. Following the initial launch sets of toys that included Captain Jack Sparrow and Mr Incredible, Disney has rolled out a host of new characters for kids and grown-ups...

  • Angry Birds Go! Telepods Pig Rock Raceway Set review
    4 out of 5

    Angry Birds Go! Telepods Pig Rock Raceway Set review

    By 17 December 2013

    "Get off that iPad" - a phrase that probably any parent who has kids will find themselves shouting more than once a day, especially over the school holidays. But it's Christmas, a time for gifting, so here's an excuse to keep them out of the digital domain:...

  • Furby Boom review
    4 out of 5

    Furby Boom review

    By 17 December 2013

    No, you haven't fallen into a time warp, the Spice Girls aren't playing on the radio, and we aren't all worrying about the Y2K bug; Furby is back, and vying to be the must have toy for Christmas 2013. Introducing Furby Boom. Is Furby really all buzzwords...

  • Philips Disney Friends of Hue StoryLight Starter Kit review
    3 out of 5

    Philips Disney Friends of Hue StoryLight Starter Kit review

    By 13 December 2013

    The Philips Hue smart bulb range, which enable you to control the lighting system’s brightness and colour output via your smartphone, is starting to expand and explore other possibilities. It’s more than just standard lights, now they even come with...

  • Moga Ace Power review
    4 out of 5

    Moga Ace Power review

    By 12 December 2013

    The Moga Ace Power transforms your iPhone into a gaming controller so you can get the most out of analogue, off-screen controls for those many titles available in the app store. Compatible with the iPhone 5, 5C, 5S and fifth-gen iPod Touch, the Moga is...