Archive for Stuart Miles

Planes 2: Fire & Rescue reminds us that Kinect can still be fun

Planes 2: Fire & Rescue reminds us that Kinect can still be fun

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Following on from the use of Microsoft's Kinect to help promote Iron Man 3, by letting you become Iron Man, Disney has turned to the new Kinect for Windows v2 to promote Planes 2: Fire & Rescue. Visiting a series of Odeon cinemas across the UK, the new... >>

Apple powered Lumia 930? Microsoft says no problem...

Apple powered Lumia 930? Microsoft says no problem...

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Microsoft has revealed a 20ft wide by 8ft tall installation that shows if you have enough apples and potatoes you can charge the company's new Lumia 930 smartphone. On show outside Westfield in Sheperd's Bush, the work, created by Caleb Charland, a science... >>

Pink HTC One (M8): The fashionable feminine flagship smartphone

Pink HTC One (M8): The fashionable feminine flagship smartphone

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It was one of Motorola's most popular colours and now HTC and Carphone Warehouse are hoping it will boost sales over the summer of its flagship phone the HTC One (M8). Yep, you heard that right, the HTC One (M8) is now available in pink. The pink colour,... >>

John Lewis JL9000 webOS TV review
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John Lewis JL9000 webOS TV review

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The LG webOS TV platform has a new home: the newly launched John Lewis TV range, reviewed here in its 55-inch JL9000 guise. The system is designed to make smart TV easier than ever before and we found it proved its worth when we saw it in the LG LB700V... >>

First drive: BMW X4, the souped up X3

First drive: BMW X4, the souped up X3

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The BMW X4 can be seen in two ways, either as a baby version of the popular X6, or as a souped up version of the company's popular X3 model. For all intents and purposes the best way to look at the X4 is like an X3 plus. The car delivers you a few more... >>

Mac OS X Yosemite preview: Is this going to be Apple's best desktop OS yet?

Mac OS X Yosemite preview: Is this going to be Apple's best desktop OS yet?

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Times are changing at Apple. The days of not letting you know or see what the company is up to until it is on sale are no more and now, for the first time, Apple is letting the public play with its desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite, ahead of the... >>

Apple OS X Yosemite beta now available, here are 7 tips to get you started

Apple OS X Yosemite beta now available, here are 7 tips to get you started

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Apple for the first time in the company's history is letting the general public beta test its latest operating system, OS X Yosemite, ahead of the final release later in the year. Following in the footsteps of Microsoft who for the last couple of versions... >>

Kensington KeyFolio Thin X3 keyboard turns your iPad into a laptop and lets you charge your phone at the same time

Kensington KeyFolio Thin X3 keyboard turns your iPad into a laptop and lets you charge your phone at the same time

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There are seemingly so many iPad keyboards these days that for them to stand out they have to offer something different. The Kensington KeyFolio Thin X3 keyboard tries to do just that by not only offering you a minimalist case in which to keep you iPad... >>

Taking Honda's Uni-cub for a ride: Is it more than just a bar stool with wheels?

Taking Honda's Uni-cub for a ride: Is it more than just a bar stool with wheels?

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It's a bar stool with wheels. That's the first thing that came into our heads when we saw the Honda Uni-cub, the future of mobility according to Honda; well certainly around museums, offices, or shopping centres. Of course it is much more than that, as... >>

ASIMO up close: The friendly robot visits Europe, we say hello

ASIMO up close: The friendly robot visits Europe, we say hello

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There's a hush of anticipation as we wait for the all-new ASIMO to walk onto a makeshift stage inside a warehouse in an industrial estate just outside Brussels. It's understandable. It is the first time ASIMO (Advanced Step In Innovative Mobility) has... >>

Can't afford the LG G3? The LG G3 s (Beat) could be the answer

Can't afford the LG G3? The LG G3 s (Beat) could be the answer

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If you are about to get an LG G3, but are worried that the phone's a tad too expensive and you don't need something quite so powerful, then maybe you should hold off and get the LG G3 s - or Beat as it will be known internationally. The manufacturer has... >>

The main reason to upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1? The free Swiftkey-like WordFlow Keyboard

The main reason to upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1? The free Swiftkey-like WordFlow Keyboard

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If you've got a Lumia Windows Phone smartphone and are wondering whether you should upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1, or Cyan as Microsoft are calling it, then the answer is simple. If you do a lot of typing it is a no brainer. The new WordFlow Keyboard introduced... >>

Nerf NStrike ProCam: A blaster with built-in camera so you can record your takedowns

Nerf NStrike ProCam: A blaster with built-in camera so you can record your takedowns

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Nerf has launched a new Nerf gun that comes complete with a built-in camera so you can record just how good a shot you are. The new Nerf NStrike ProCam is a standard looking blaster rifle from the company, but look closely and you'll soon notice that... >>

Furby Boom is back, and this time it's got a Crystal makeover

Furby Boom is back, and this time it's got a Crystal makeover

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Furby was the number one selling toy for Christmas 2013, and Hasbro is hoping it can repeat that feat a second year running. To do so, it is releasing a new "Crystal series" Furby and Furblings for those who either missed out first time around or need... >>

@wherenext: Heineken wants to help you go on an epic pub crawl

@wherenext: Heineken wants to help you go on an epic pub crawl

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Where next? If that's a question you've found yourself asking your mates when you are down the pub, Heineken believes it has got the answer. Shunning the usual protocol of launching a dedicated Android or iPhone app and persuading you to download it... >>

Light work? We test the Kensington backlit keyboard case for iPad Air

Light work? We test the Kensington backlit keyboard case for iPad Air

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Laptops have had backlit keys for a long time allowing you to work in near dark situations like on an aeroplane or at night on the sofa in front of the TV. But with more and more of us turning to tablets to work on the go we've lost the backlit keys so... >>

Lavazza A Modo Mio Minu serves up espresso in a tight space

Lavazza A Modo Mio Minu serves up espresso in a tight space

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Lavazza has announced that it will introduce a new espresso machine in October that is small enough to fit in to virtually any kitchen. The model, called the Lavazza Minu, will take on the incredibly popular Pixie Nespresso coffee machine from Magimix... >>

Control Google Glass with your mind

Control Google Glass with your mind

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Deciding that the finger swipes are a limiting factor to how people use Google Glass, one London-based design agency come up with an alternative; mind control. Called mindRDR, the app, combined with a Neurosky EEG biosensor allows you to take a picture... >>

Dyson Cool AM06 Desk Fan review
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Dyson Cool AM06 Desk Fan review

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We've been keeping a secret from you. Yep, it's true. And we can't keep it any longer. During this hot spell we've been keeping as cool as a cucumber. Even cool enough to wear a woolly jumper in some cases. How? Well, we've been testing the Dyson AM06... >>

Dualit tea brings the great British cuppa to Nespresso machines

Dualit tea brings the great British cuppa to Nespresso machines

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Dualit has launched a range of tea capsules for Nespresso coffee machines, allowing you to hijack the machine to make a nice cup of tea for when a shot of espresso just isn't enough. Coming in the same style pods as conventional Nespresso coffees, so... >>

The secret to making perfect toast: New Dualit toaster uses algorithm for just that

The secret to making perfect toast: New Dualit toaster uses algorithm for just that

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Dualit, the company that is most famous for making those pop up toasters that are ubiquitous in hotel kitchens, has created a toaster that it claims can make the perfect toast every time. Acknowledging that cooking bread varies depending on the temperature... >>

What did you do Ray? The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man attacks our Lego Ghostbusters set

What did you do Ray? The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man attacks our Lego Ghostbusters set

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"Who you gonna call?" says the box proudly, leading you to savour the thought of building the Ecto 1 car from the 80s classic Ghostbusters in Lego. The new set, which is part of the new Lego Ideas (previously Cuusoo) family, is the latest throwback to... >>

Dulux app lets you virtually paint your walls without a tester pot in sight

Dulux app lets you virtually paint your walls without a tester pot in sight

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Using tester paint pots and painting swatches on your walls to see what you think of certain colours could soon become a thing of the past if Dulux has its way. The paint company is embracing the technological possibilities of the 21st century by launching... >>

HTC: Working to bring Android L to HTC One M8 and M7

HTC: Working to bring Android L to HTC One M8 and M7

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HTC has said that it is already planning on bringing the new Android OS, Android L, to the HTC One family including the M8 and the M7: "HTC is excited about the new features in Android L and we can't wait to share them with our customers. We are committed... >>

Android Apps come to Chromebooks as lines blur even more between the two operating systems

Android Apps come to Chromebooks as lines blur even more between the two operating systems

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Google has confirmed that it will soon allow Chromebook users run Android apps on the desktop operating system, blurring the lines of what Chrome OS and Android is. Google demoed Evernote, Vine, and Flipboard Android apps working on a Chromebook Pixel... >>