Archive for Stuart Miles

  • 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...

  • Magellan Echo review
    4 out of 5

    Magellan Echo review

    By 12 December 2013

    Running watches are fast becoming two a penny. Magellan, best known as GPS company, is also entering the ever-busying market with its Echo smartwatch. But with the likes of the TomTom Runner, Pebble, Adidas miCoach Smart Run, Samsung Galaxy Gear - and...

  • Hands-on: Tetris Bop It review

    Hands-on: Tetris Bop It review

    By 11 December 2013

    The Bop it games from Hasbro have been around for ages, testing your ability to twist it, turn it, bash it, and a host of other things without getting in a tizz. Now it's back again, this time based around Tetris. Aimed at 8-year-olds and over, the Tetris-focused...

  • Hands-on: Manfrotto BeFree tripod review

    Hands-on: Manfrotto BeFree tripod review

    By 11 December 2013

    Tripods are always a strange kettle of fish. They make your pictures better, well certainly if you've got time to use them to set up a good shot, yet are normally heavy, bulky  - and, well, cumbersome. The BeFree from Manfrotto aims to be none of the...

  • Uber: The new taxi service hoping to change getting a cab in London

    Uber: The new taxi service hoping to change getting a cab in London

    By 3 December 2013

    With the Christmas party season now in full force, getting home after a couple of drinks is probably something you're putting a lot of thought in to. Ask most London partygoers and they'll be able to give you an operational matrix of possibilities based...

  • Need For Speed: Rivals review
    4 out of 5

    Need For Speed: Rivals review

    By 29 November 2013

    There are two types of racing games in this world: the ones that have painstakingly captured every minuscule piece of information surrounding the cars, the tracks, and the world we live in; and those that are there just to have a bit of fun. Need For...

  • PlayStation 4 review
    4 out of 5

    PlayStation 4 review

    By 28 November 2013

    You are reading this PlayStation 4 review for probably one of three reasons. The first is that you want to know whether you should get the PS4, the second whether it's better than the Xbox One, and third is probably to help justify your pre-order and...

  • Have you voted in the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2013 yet? Just hours left to have your say

    Have you voted in the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2013 yet? Just hours left to have your say

    By 25 November 2013

    Voting for the 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards has now gone live, giving you the chance to say which gadgets you think should be crowned top for 2013. As you will see over on the voting page, each of the 12 categories has five products that have been...

  • Manfrotto Klyp case for iPhone review
    4 out of 5

    Manfrotto Klyp case for iPhone review

    By 25 November 2013

    We all know that a lot of people use their iPhone for shooting video. The Apple smartphone's camera is one of the best on the market and when you add in the slow-mo feature on the iPhone 5S it's hard to beat from a smartphone. The trouble with all smartphones,...

  • iPad mini with Retina display review
    5 out of 5

    iPad mini with Retina display review

    By 25 November 2013

    The iPad mini Retina is here and it clears up one of the biggest complaints about the original iPad mini: the screen. With the original it wasn't as good as the iPad or the iPhone, but with the Retina display now on board the iPad mini 2 looks to be an...