Archive for Stuart Miles

Pocket-lint Extreme: Mountain biking

Pocket-lint Extreme: Mountain biking

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What's happening around you right now? Turn around and you'll be able to quickly see, however the same might not be the case when you are bombing through the forest on your mountain bike.On a recent trip to Bracknell Forest's MTB trail we used the Kodak... >>

LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum tablet review: Learning for youngsters
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LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum tablet review: Learning for youngsters

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LeapFrog has unveiled a new version of its LeapPad tablet, the LeapPad Platinum, a 7-inch tough-ish tablet designed for kids ages between 3-9 years old . As well as being the company's best yet, it also contains the wizardry that will thrill young'uns... >>

Google restructures, becomes Alphabet

Google restructures, becomes Alphabet

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Google's founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have announced that they have restructured Google so it is now a division of a bigger company called Alphabet.The new parent company, run by Page and Brin, allows the new venture to create a number of companies... >>

750,000 smartwatches sold in the UK, but can we trust that number?

750,000 smartwatches sold in the UK, but can we trust that number?

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Ofcom has reported that around three per cent of UK households claim to own a smartwatch.The number, which has been detailed in Ofcom's 2015 Communications Market Report, on the surface shows that people in the UK have embraced the "quantified self" in... >>

Now TV Box (2015) vs Now TV Box vs Roku 2: What's the difference?

Now TV Box (2015) vs Now TV Box vs Roku 2: What's the difference?

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Sky's Now TV box has had an update bringing with it a number of new features, but should you upgrade from the original, should you just bite the bullet on the extra costs and go for the Roku 2, or should you just stick with what you've got already?We've... >>

New Now TV Box (2015) arrives, we get watching the latest movies, TV and sport

New Now TV Box (2015) arrives, we get watching the latest movies, TV and sport

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Sky’s new Now TV box arrives in the UK on the 6 August and boasts a number of updates over the original box launched a couple of years ago.The new Now TV box (2015) will now feature an Ethernet port to support a wired connection, as well as, a processor... >>

UK band, Foals, goes 360 with new Virtual Reality music video

UK band, Foals, goes 360 with new Virtual Reality music video

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Just as OK Go likes to push the boundaries of what a music video is, English indie rock band, Foals, has launched a 360 spherical video to accompany their new track “Mountain At My Gates”.Rather than use a dedicated 360 camera, like the Kodak PixPro... >>

Windows 1.0 to Windows 10: See how the interface has changed over the last 30 years

Windows 1.0 to Windows 10: See how the interface has changed over the last 30 years

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In November 1985 Microsoft released Windows 1.0 and the start of a long line of Windows operating systems begun.Originally called Windows Premiere Edition.1, the 16-bit graphical operating for the PC launched a new era of computing at the time and has... >>

Fugoo review: A Bluetooth speaker delicacy available in three distinct flavours
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Fugoo review: A Bluetooth speaker delicacy available in three distinct flavours

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Standing out in the overcrowded Bluetooth speaker market is tough. But it's being not only tough but also adaptable, as is the case of the Fugoo speaker, which marks its point of difference. Three jacket options - Style, Sport and Tough - are available,... >>

Downloaded Windows 10? Make sure you do these five things first

Downloaded Windows 10? Make sure you do these five things first

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You've downloaded Windows 10. Now what?The new Microsoft operating system brings in a number of changes over Windows 7 and Windows 8 as you've probably gathered. There are a couple of good housekeeping tips and tricks that will really supercharge your... >>

Moto G (2015): Refresh of the budget handset with a bright new look

Moto G (2015): Refresh of the budget handset with a bright new look

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Motorola has updated its Moto G smartphone with a new model for 2015. The new Moto G will sport a 5-inch display, be waterproof, promise an all-day battery, and comes with a 13 megapixel camera.Refreshed alongside two new variants of the Moto X, the new... >>

Windows 10 Xbox One streaming: What you can and can't do

Windows 10 Xbox One streaming: What you can and can't do

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You can now stream from your Xbox One straight to a Windows 10 PC as long as you are on the same network.The technology, which is similar to the PlayStation 4's ability to stream games to devices such as the PS Vita, PS Vita TV and Sony Xperia phones... >>

Lara Croft, Cortana and other girl game stars reimagined as average-sized American women

Lara Croft, Cortana and other girl game stars reimagined as average-sized American women

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We all know how girls are stereotypically represented in video games: bikini clad and wafer thin.While campaign groups can’t change that image overnight, US website Bulimia.com is trying to show us what our female gaming characters would look like if... >>