Archive for Stuart Miles

  • Watch the LG G2 New York launch here
    Phones

    Watch the LG G2 New York launch here

    By 7 August 2013

    LG is live streaming the launch of its latest flagship smartphone, the LG G2 and you can watch it right here on Pocket-lint in the comfort of your office or home without lifting a finger or having to wade through a live blog of someone trying to type...

  • Amazon UK starts games and software digital downloads
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    Amazon UK starts games and software digital downloads

    By 7 August 2013

    Amazon in the UK has announced that it is now offering digital downloads for video games and software - 13 years after it started selling them in the UK. In an attempt to keep up with the times and allow people to start playing games or using their new...

  • Samsung Shark Baby Attack promotes the ATIV Book 9 Lite, no really
    Laptops

    Samsung Shark Baby Attack promotes the ATIV Book 9 Lite, no really

    By 7 August 2013

    Samsung is getting in on the Shark Week and the Sharknado action this year with an advert for its Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite laptop. The rather bizarre advert sees a baby in a shark outfit in a swimming pool spotting his dad show off his new ATIV laptop....

  • Tottenham Hotspur Turfies take on Moshi Monsters
    Gaming

    Tottenham Hotspur Turfies take on Moshi Monsters

    By 7 August 2013

    Tottenham Hotspur football club is to take on Moshi Monsters with a new football-inspired children's game and app called Tottenham Turfies. The new platform, aimed at 7 to 10-year-olds, is based around football-looking characters called Turfies that live...

  • Bethesda abandons Wii U
    Gaming

    Bethesda abandons Wii U

    By 7 August 2013

    More bad news for Nintendo and the Wii U as yet another developer has confirmed that it isn't developing for the games console. Bethesda, famous for games like The Elder Scrolls, has reportedly said in a recent interview that it isn't developing any of...

  • HTC Desire 500 comes to the UK: Another mid-range smartphone to help boost sales
    Phones

    HTC Desire 500 comes to the UK: Another mid-range smartphone to help boost sales

    By 7 August 2013

    HTC says the Desire 500, announced in July for the Far East market, will make its way to the UK this month.  The new mid-range smartphone that isn't good enough to claim the One moniker will feature a quad core 1.2GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera...

  • Tomb Raider 2 already "well into development" for Xbox One and PS4
    Gaming

    Tomb Raider 2 already "well into development" for Xbox One and PS4

    By 2 August 2013

    Square Enix, the company behind the rebooted Tomb Raider game that came out earlier this year, has confirmed that a sequel is already in the works and headed for the Xbox One and PS4. "I am excited to reveal that we are well into development on a next-generation...

  • What are Twitter's favourite emojis? Emojitracker has the answer
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    What are Twitter's favourite emojis? Emojitracker has the answer

    By 2 August 2013

    Are you one of those people who signs off your Twitter status updates with an emoji? If so, don't fret - you aren't alone. Emojitracker is an experiment in real-time tracking of all emoji used on twitter. According to its developers it takes advantage...

  • MDM of Steel: Reclaim Control of Corporate Email on Android
    Phones

    MDM of Steel: Reclaim Control of Corporate Email on Android

    By 2 August 2013

    According to UK chief information officers nearly half of UK office workers are now "free to roam and work from home". Over 500 CIOs were questioned for recent research about their attitudes to remote and flexibile working, which found that 48 per cent...

  • Now TV box review
    Home Cinema 5 out of 5

    Now TV box review

    By 1 August 2013

    Sky has launched a set-top box that allows you to turn any crusty old television with an HDMI socket into something capable of getting movies, sports and BBC iPlayer. All via the internet, all for a tenner. It can’t be that easy can it? Design With...

  • O2 4G launch confirmed: London, Leeds, and Bradford from 29 August
    Phones

    O2 4G launch confirmed: London, Leeds, and Bradford from 29 August

    By 1 August 2013

    O2 is to offer 4G in the UK from 29 August, the company has confirmed, as it looks to claw back lost ground on EE and get ahead of Vodafone’s launch plan announcement due next week. Launching initially in three cities - London, Leeds and Bradford -...

  • Austerity drive towards iPhone 4 helps boost Apple market share in UK
    Phones

    Austerity drive towards iPhone 4 helps boost Apple market share in UK

    By 29 July 2013

    Budget phones are driving smartphone sales more than ever in the UK as our austerity drive continues.  New figures show that Apple has regained lost ground against Android thanks to strong sales of the iPhone 4 in Britain, while Nokia is also enjoying...

  • Gorilla Glass coming to touch-enabled laptops, Dell already on board
    Laptops

    Gorilla Glass coming to touch-enabled laptops, Dell already on board

    By 29 July 2013

    Corning, the chaps who make your phone screen tougher than a tough thing trying to be tough, have released yet another tough product, this time for touch-enabled laptops. Called Gorilla Glass NBT, Corning presumably seeing a rise in Windows 8 touch-enabled...

  • Android 4.3 has 4K support, who wants an Android home cinema?
    Tablets

    Android 4.3 has 4K support, who wants an Android home cinema?

    By 26 July 2013

    Android 4.3 will have 4K support, according to code found within the new version of Android released by Google this week. Although there are no current Android devices capable of displaying 4K Ultra HD video, it shows that the search giant is thinking...

  • Sky wants to turn your existing TV smart with new £10 Now TV box
    Home Cinema

    Sky wants to turn your existing TV smart with new £10 Now TV box

    By 26 July 2013

    Sky is hoping to shake up the set top box market with the launch of a £10 box that plugs into your TV and gives you access to Now TV, BBC iPlayer, and other internet services. Priced at just £9.99, the box will allow people without a smart TV to connect...

  • Dyson DC49 multi floor vacuum cleaner review
    Home 4 out of 5

    Dyson DC49 multi floor vacuum cleaner review

    By 26 July 2013

    Dyson has released an even smaller version of its multi-floor model, the Dyson DC49, and we've been cleaning our house for the last couple of weeks to find out whether it is any good. Can a smaller design, smaller bin, and digital motor still cope with...

  • Dyson DC49: Mini vacuum cleaner that is no bigger than a sheet of A4 paper
    Home

    Dyson DC49: Mini vacuum cleaner that is no bigger than a sheet of A4 paper

    By 26 July 2013

    Dyson has announced yet another, even smaller, vacuum cleaner, this time the DC49, that has a footprint no bigger than a sheet of A4 paper. The new mini-cleaner, designed originally for small Japanese homes, has become the company's smallest and quietest...

  • Lego Back To The Future + Lone Ranger Constitution Train Chase = BTTF III gold
    Gadgets

    Lego Back To The Future + Lone Ranger Constitution Train Chase = BTTF III gold

    By 25 July 2013

    Lego has just released, with help from fans, a Back To The Future Lego set complete with Marty McFly, Doc Brown and, of course, the DeLorean. Here at Pocket-lint we couldn’t resist getting one in to see just how good it was and whether it's worth trying...

  • Sony: Android 4.3 coming to Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia SP and Xperia Z Ultra
    Phones

    Sony: Android 4.3 coming to Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia SP and Xperia Z Ultra

    By 25 July 2013

    Sony has confirmed it will be bringing Android 4.3 to its latest devices in the coming months. "Yesterday you probably saw Google announce the next version of Jelly Bean (Android 4.3) - we're already getting stuck in and can confirm we'll make 4.3 available...

  • New Nexus 7 release date UK? PC World says 13 September starting £199
    Tablets

    New Nexus 7 release date UK? PC World says 13 September starting £199

    By 25 July 2013

    The new Nexus 7 is coming to the UK on 13 September, according to PC World.  The website has added the new Google Android 4.3 tablet to its online store and says you can pre-order it for delivery on 13 September. The tablet is priced at £199 for the...

  • Kaleidescape Cinema One: The Blu-ray movie server for your home
    Home Cinema

    Kaleidescape Cinema One: The Blu-ray movie server for your home

    By 25 July 2013

    The Kaleidescape movie system has been around for some time, but unless you were having a home cinema system installed in your basement or your barn annex, justifying the price was always out of the question. Now that's all about to change - well, kind...

  • LG grabs Now TV exclusive until 2014
    Televisions

    LG grabs Now TV exclusive until 2014

    By 25 July 2013

    Sky has teamed up with LG to release its Now TV service exclusively with the television maker. We say exclusively, but that term is only for smart TV platforms built into the television or Blu-ray players and doesn't affect how you get Now TV on other...

  • Android 4.3: When is it coming to my phone and tablet?
    Phones

    Android 4.3: When is it coming to my phone and tablet?

    By 25 July 2013

    Android 4.3 has been announced, but when is it coming to your phone or tablet? The Android 4.3 release date will be varied, as it has been with previous versions, as manufacturers analyse and then implement the new features on their phones. Here we'll...

  • Nexus 7 2 vs Nexus 7: What's the difference?
    Tablets

    Nexus 7 2 vs Nexus 7: What's the difference?

    By 24 July 2013

    The second-generation Nexus 7 has now been announced -  by Best Buy at least - but what's different from the original Nexus 7 and should you be rushing to upgrade your Android tablet? We look at the differences between the two devices to find out. Display...

  • Apple: On track to have a busy fall, including some new products
    Phones

    Apple: On track to have a busy fall, including some new products

    By 23 July 2013

    Peter Oppenheimer, Apple's chief financial officer, has said that Apple is "on track to have a busy fall", hinting that the company is poised to launch more products later in the year.  The comments, made on the company's Q3 earnings call to investors,...