Archive for Stuart Miles

  • Hands-on: HTC mini+ is a bluetooth handset and remote for your larger phone
    Phones

    Hands-on: HTC mini+ is a bluetooth handset and remote for your larger phone

    By 31 August 2013

    As smartphones get ever bigger the idea of putting them against our head gets even sillier. HTC, perhaps realising that the company's 5-inch Butterfly model is a tad on the large side, and even presumably pre-empting the concerns of putting the rumoured...

  • Hands-on: HTC Fetch lets you find your HTC One at the press of a button
    Phones

    Hands-on: HTC Fetch lets you find your HTC One at the press of a button

    By 31 August 2013

    Normally accessories for your latest smartphone consist of speakers, or smart cases, or at a stretch, a docking station, but not at HTC. It's created the HTC Fetch, an accessory that you attach to your keyring that allows you to find your phone if you've...

  • Hands-on: Nintendo 2DS review
    Gaming

    Hands-on: Nintendo 2DS review

    By 30 August 2013

    Just like that, Nintendo announced the Nintendo 2DS, a 2D version of its 3D hand-held console that it launched in March 2011. Pocket-lint played with the new console ahead of the official release in the UK on 12 October to see what all the fuss is about....

  • Sprinkle Islands review
    Apps 5 out of 5

    Sprinkle Islands review

    By 29 August 2013

    Did you ever play Sprinkle? It's the game where you use a water cannon mounted on a crane to adjust its height and angle to fight fires, move obstacles, spin wheels and do a host of different things to solve puzzles throughout increasingly difficult levels....

  • Vodafone 4G: We are switching on a new site every 30 minutes
    Phones

    Vodafone 4G: We are switching on a new site every 30 minutes

    By 29 August 2013

    Vodafone's 4G service in the UK has gone live, with the telecoms giant promising that it is adding a new site every 30 minutes in the capital over the next two months. The company, which is playing catch-up to EE's 100 city coverage in the UK, is planning...

  • Best 4G smartphones: 5 to choose as Vodafone and O2 go superfast
    Phones

    Best 4G smartphones: 5 to choose as Vodafone and O2 go superfast

    By 29 August 2013

    Vodafone and O2 have now joined EE in offering 4G in the UK, but what phone should you think about upgrading to? We've pulled together the five (plus a bonus) 4G smartphones on the market that we've reviewed here at Pocket-lint to give you some idea of...

  • Nerf Rapidstrike CS-18 pictures and hands-on
    Gadgets

    Nerf Rapidstrike CS-18 pictures and hands-on

    By 28 August 2013

    If you ever find yourself screaming, "We need bigger guns!" then Nerf has probably heard you and is trying to answer your call - in the toy world at least. The Nerf Rapidstrike CS-18 forms part of the N-Strike Elite range and is a fully automatic machinegun...

  • Philips Friends of Hue LightStrips review
    Home 5 out of 5

    Philips Friends of Hue LightStrips review

    By 28 August 2013

    Philips Hue, the intelligent lighting system that you can control - in both colour and brightness terms - via your smartphone, has gained a new accessory in the guise of Philips LightStrips. Light up your life with these bendable strips of LED lights...

  • Logitech Keyboard Folio mini for iPad mini review
    Tablets 4 out of 5

    Logitech Keyboard Folio mini for iPad mini review

    By 27 August 2013

    The iPad mini is great - we know that already - but when it comes to typing it's not so fantastic. Logitech believes it has the answer with the Keyboard Folio mini for iPad mini, a keyboard-meets-case design that turns your Apple mini tablet into more...

  • Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio for iPad review
    Tablets 3.5 out of 5

    Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio for iPad review

    By 19 August 2013

    When it comes to typing using the iPad there are a number of cases that promise to help you type faster while offering on-the-go protection at the same time. The Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio is one such device, combining an iPad case and a water-resistant...

  • Disney Infinity Starter Pack review
    Gaming 5 out of 5

    Disney Infinity Starter Pack review

    By 18 August 2013

    "You're a toy!" shouts Woody to Buzz Lightyear in the 1995 classic movie Toy Story, which stars toys that are alive - despite their young owners having no idea. It's one of those movies that touches upon the childhood imagination. Disney Infinity taps...

  • Xbox 360 (2013) review
    Gaming 5 out of 5

    Xbox 360 (2013) review

    By 14 August 2013

    When Microsoft shed light on the next-generation Xbox One at the E3 gaming trade show earlier this year it simultaneously announced that it was revamping the current-generation Xbox 360 too. Despite 2013 being the launch platform for next-gen, current-gen...

  • TomTom Runner review
    Sports Fitness 3 out of 5

    TomTom Runner review

    By 13 August 2013

    Wearable tech is all the rage at the moment, particularly smartwatches. It's hardly a surprise, then, that plenty of manufacturers want a slice of the pie. But what makes TomTom - the company better known for its satnav devices - believe it has what it...

  • Hands-on: Xbox One and Xbox 360 (2013) together at last
    Gaming

    Hands-on: Xbox One and Xbox 360 (2013) together at last

    By 13 August 2013

    When Microsoft announced that it's new Xbox One console wouldn't have backward compatibility, it had to decide what to do with the Xbox 360. The answer, it turns out, was to redesign it to look like the Xbox One, to make it part of the family. Microsoft...

  • Pocket-lint VIP: Great deals for all
    Phones

    Pocket-lint VIP: Great deals for all

    By 12 August 2013

    Pocket-lint is proud to present Pocket-lint VIP, a new area of the site where we will be bringing you great deals, giveaways, prizes, and much more over the coming months, all just because we love you guys that much. Teaming up with Three, our launch...

  • Asus to make next Nexus 10, claim rumours
    Tablets

    Asus to make next Nexus 10, claim rumours

    By 9 August 2013

    Asus is set to make the next version of the Nexus 10 tablet from Google, according to multiple sources. The company, which already makes the Nexus 7 and the new 2013 Nexus 7, is rumoured to be about to pick up the contract for the Nexus 10, the company's...

  • Asus pulling support for Windows RT tablets
    Tablets

    Asus pulling support for Windows RT tablets

    By 9 August 2013

    Asus has said that it is pulling support for Microsoft's Surface RT platform after poor sales. "It's not only our opinion, the industry sentiment is also that Windows RT has not been successful," said Jerry Shen, Asus CEO, talking to The Wall Street Journal....

  • Motorola Nexus 5 rumoured, but can those rumours really be true?
    Phones

    Motorola Nexus 5 rumoured, but can those rumours really be true?

    By 9 August 2013

    Sources claiming to know people, who claim to know people, believe that the next Nexus smartphone from Google will come from Motorola rather than LG, and be launched in Q4. That's pretty thin when it comes to rumours, and something that we wouldn't normally...

  • Nvidia CEO: We are working really hard on Surface 2
    Tablets

    Nvidia CEO: We are working really hard on Surface 2

    By 9 August 2013

    Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia, the graphics chip manufacturer that powers the Surface RT, has said the company is already working on a follow-up to the Microsoft tablet. Huang told cnet.com in an interview that the company was "working really hard" on...

  • Nexus 7 2 release date UK: Asus confirms 28 August
    Tablets

    Nexus 7 2 release date UK: Asus confirms 28 August

    By 8 August 2013

    The Nexus 7 2, or 2nd generation Nexus 7 as it is also known, will launch in the UK on 28 August, Asus has confirmed to Pocket-lint. The UK release date comes just one month after the US launch, but ahead of previous suggestions by retailers in the UK...

  • Xbox One key features, like Game DVR and Skype, will require Xbox Live subscription
    Gaming

    Xbox One key features, like Game DVR and Skype, will require Xbox Live subscription

    By 8 August 2013

    Key features of the new Xbox One games console from Microsoft will require you to pay an annual subscription, the company has confirmed. Microsoft is finding itself getting lampooned by gamers against the PS4 once again after fans have discovered that...

  • Olympus EM-1 leaks ahead of expected September release
    Cameras

    Olympus EM-1 leaks ahead of expected September release

    By 8 August 2013

    The Olympus EM-1, an unannounced new Compact System Camera, is the latest Olympus camera to hit the rumour mill following a spate of leaks and now comes a diagram from someone who claims to be testing the camera. Details of the new camera, published by...

  • MixBit: The new iPhone video app from YouTube founders takes on Vine and Instagram
    Apps

    MixBit: The new iPhone video app from YouTube founders takes on Vine and Instagram

    By 8 August 2013

    The creators of YouTube, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, have launched a new video app called MixBit, that lets you record, edit and publish videos as short as one second or as long as an hour from your phone. Trying to re-invent YouTube after they flogged...

  • PayPal now lets you check in and pay with your face
    Apps

    PayPal now lets you check in and pay with your face

    By 8 August 2013

    PayPal has begun a London trial of a scheme that will let shoppers pay for goods by using their mobile phone, once they are recognised by their first name and picture. A dozen small businesses in the high street in Richmond Upon Thames - including cafes,...

  • Harrods Olympus Pen Art Edition by Suzko comes with matching Vespa
    Cameras

    Harrods Olympus Pen Art Edition by Suzko comes with matching Vespa

    By 8 August 2013

    Some cameras come with lenses included, others a snazzy case, but Olympus has teamed up with Harrods in the UK to offer a special limited-edition version of its Olympus Pen camera that comes with a matching Vespa scooter. The Olympus PEN Art Edition,...