Archive for Stuart Miles

  • 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...

  • Xbox One Day One Edition pictures and hands-on

    Xbox One Day One Edition pictures and hands-on

    By 21 November 2013

    Launch day is almost here, and we've managed to bag a Day One Edition Xbox so those of you who have ordered it, or not, can see what you get in the special limited-edition box.  The console is identical, and the box, which you'll no doubt chuck in the...

  • Tefal OptiGrill review
    3 out of 5

    Tefal OptiGrill review

    By 19 November 2013

    We like chicken, we like steak, we like bacon. Yep, we like meat. It's no surprise then that we were rather excited to review the Tefal OptiGrill, a new kitchen gadget that promises to cook that meat to perfection. It's a gadget designed to sense automatically...

  • Dyson Digital Slim DC59 review
    4 out of 5

    Dyson Digital Slim DC59 review

    By 17 November 2013

    You reach for the sugar bowl, you miscalculate how far away it is, it goes everywhere. Damn. You go to the cupboard, get out the classic Hoover, look for a plug socket, have to no doubt clamber behind something, unplug something or go so far away that...

  • Nike+ FuelBand SE review
    4 out of 5

    Nike+ FuelBand SE review

    By 16 November 2013

    The new Nike+ FuelBand SE is the company's second version of the wearable wrist device that tracks your activity. The second-gen device promises to deliver a better and more precise experience than the 2012 original by introducing Sessions to cater for...

  • Skype promises better multi-device support in near-future

    Skype promises better multi-device support in near-future

    By 14 November 2013

    Skype has told Pocket-lint that it sees the future of the company as a multi-device experience as it continues to work towards allowing people to access messages on the service as if it were apart of the "everyday conversation". "Our world has changed...

  • Hands-on video: PS4 Remote Play explored

    Hands-on video: PS4 Remote Play explored

    By 13 November 2013

    One of the key features of the PS4 is that you can play games on it using the PS Vita. Sony hopes the feature will appeal to gamers keen to carry on playing games, but not just in front of their console. You will, of course, need a PS Vita with the latest...

  • Sony PS4 day one games to choose from, Killzone Shadow Fall, Resogun and more

    Sony PS4 day one games to choose from, Killzone Shadow Fall, Resogun and more

    By 13 November 2013

    For the launch of the PS4 there will be a number of Sony and third-party games waiting for you to enjoy from 15 November in the US and 29 November in the UK.  For those counting, there will be 23 games available from day one to spend your money on ranging...

  • PS4 user interface explored: Hands-on with a simple, speedy experience

    PS4 user interface explored: Hands-on with a simple, speedy experience

    By 13 November 2013

    Forget the games, forget the hype, one of the main features of any games console is the user interface that underpins it all. After all, it's probably the part of the console you'll see the most. And Sony has always presented simple, intuitive menus and...

  • Sony HMZ-T3W personal 3D viewer review
    3 out of 5

    Sony HMZ-T3W personal 3D viewer review

    By 13 November 2013

    What would you say to the idea of having the equivalent of a 63ft-tall cinema screen to watch in your living room, your lounge, on a plane, pretty much anywhere you can go - even if you didn't have the physical space? If the answer is "yes please" then...

  • Adidas miCoach Smart Run review
    2 out of 5

    Adidas miCoach Smart Run review

    By 12 November 2013

    Smart watches are all the rage at the moment, particularly those designed for sports. Adidas has added the Smart Run watch to its miCoach personal training system and crammed it full of tech. It includes a strapless heart rate monitor, GPS tracking, full...

  • Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (late 2013) review
    4 out of 5

    Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (late 2013) review

    By 11 November 2013

    The MacBook Pro is Apple's top-of-the-line laptop computer and one that comes with plenty of power. It's available in two versions: the 13-inch and 15-inch, both of which can offer Retina display - as in this model on review - and a powerful spec sheet...

  • Xbox One release date and everything you need to know

    Xbox One release date and everything you need to know

    By 8 November 2013

    The Xbox One, Microsoft's first new console for eight years, is almost upon us. Released on 22 November, the next-generation machine will be battling head-to-head with Sony's PS4 - especially as its launch date is sandwiched between Sony's US and European...

  • Android 4.4 KitKat: When's it coming to my phone or tablet?

    Android 4.4 KitKat: When's it coming to my phone or tablet?

    By 7 November 2013

    Google has announced the launch of the latest version of its operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat, in San Francisco along with the unveiling of the Nexus 5. That's all very well and good, but when is it coming to your Android smartphone? Will the smartphone...

  • OK Google: Voice search next frontier for Google as it looks beyond the link list mentality

    OK Google: Voice search next frontier for Google as it looks beyond the link list mentality

    By 7 November 2013

    "OK Google". That's a phrase that Google wants you to memorise and get used to saying, saying a lot. It's not a question, it's a statement, and something that Google will be pushing you to do from now on. The search giant is not just getting into voice...

  • Hands-on: Mega Bloks Call of Duty Collector Construction Sets review

    Hands-on: Mega Bloks Call of Duty Collector Construction Sets review

    By 4 November 2013

    As the gaming world prepare for the new Call Of Duty Ghosts, Mega Bloks has released a collection of Call of Duty construction sets for you to build so you can carry on playing when you're not in front of your console. The new sets, based on the franchise,...

  • Squawka app coming soon, real-time stats for footy fans

    Squawka app coming soon, real-time stats for footy fans

    By 2 November 2013

    Movie fans have IMDB, F1 fans have the brilliant real-time F1 app, but until now football fans have had, well not much. That's about to change following the news that Squawka, a football stats website, is launching a dedicated iPhone, iPad, and Android...