Archive for Stuart Miles

  • Don Mattrick, head of Xbox, leaves to become Zynga CEO
    Gaming

    Don Mattrick, head of Xbox, leaves to become Zynga CEO

    By 1 July 2013

    Don Mattrick, the man in charge of the Xbox division at Microsoft, is leaving to become CEO of Zynga.  Confirming the appointment in an email, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told employees: "Zynga announced today that Don Mattrick would be its new CEO,...

  • Vodafone launches first 4G Mi-Fi, forgets it doesn't yet have a 4G network
    Phones

    Vodafone launches first 4G Mi-Fi, forgets it doesn't yet have a 4G network

    By 1 July 2013

    Vodafone push to be ready for the rollout of its 4G network when it launches later this summer continues, this time with a new 4G-ready Mobile Wi-Fi dongle. The new Vodafone R212 4G-ready Mobile Wi-Fi device will work on the company's current 3G network,...

  • Mobile by Sainsbury's: The UK's latest mobile phone network
    Phones

    Mobile by Sainsbury's: The UK's latest mobile phone network

    By 1 July 2013

    Sainsbury's, the UK supermarket, has announced it is teaming up with Vodafone to launch its very own mobile phone network to take on Tesco and others. Called Mobile by Sainsbury's, the new UK network will be run as a joint venture between the high street...

  • EE demands Vodafone McLaren F1 team be 'garaged' at Silverstone
    Phones

    EE demands Vodafone McLaren F1 team be 'garaged' at Silverstone

    By 29 June 2013

    Vodafone has been forced to defend it's choice to put 4G branding on the side on of its Vodafone McLaren racecars at this weekend's British Grand Prix following complaints from EE. The only 4G operator in the UK has complained that Vodafone is falsely...

  • Huawei Ascend P6 Google Edition in the works
    Phones

    Huawei Ascend P6 Google Edition in the works

    By 28 June 2013

    Kevin Ho, president of the handset product division at Huawei, has told Pocket-lint that the company is collaborating with Google to create a Google Edition of the company's new P6 smartphone that will run stock Android. "We are working with Google to...

  • Huawei: We don't want to fight Nokia, but...
    Phones

    Huawei: We don't want to fight Nokia, but...

    By 28 June 2013

    Huawei has told Pocket-lint that the company wants to work with Nokia and Microsoft to build love for the Windows Phone operating system rather than fighting against the company in a market that has little room for competitors to work against each other...

  • Speck HandyShell for iPad hands-on: The perfect iPad cover for cooking?
    Tablets

    Speck HandyShell for iPad hands-on: The perfect iPad cover for cooking?

    By 28 June 2013

    If you are like us, you've probably started using your iPad as a makeshift cookbook when in the kitchen. It's simple isn't it? Find your favourite recipe, load it up, and start cooking from the instructions. The catch comes of course, when you need to...

  • Xbox One release date: 27 November, says Amazon
    Gaming

    Xbox One release date: 27 November, says Amazon

    By 22 June 2013

    Amazon.com in the US is claiming it knows the release date of the Xbox One console, even though Microsoft has yet to officially confirm anything. According to the online retailer, the Xbox One console will be on sale in the USA from 27 November. "This...

  • Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is the flagship Windows 8 laptop
    Laptops

    Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is the flagship Windows 8 laptop

    By 20 June 2013

    Samsung has revamped and rebranded its Series 9 laptops range.  The new models, dubbed the ATIV Book 9 Plus and the ATIV Book 9 Lite, will feature a slim and sleek Windows 8 offering when they go on sale later in the year. The ATIV Book 9 Plus is an...

  • Samung ATIV Tab 3: An 8.9mm Windows 8 tablet taking on the Surface Pro
    Tablets

    Samung ATIV Tab 3: An 8.9mm Windows 8 tablet taking on the Surface Pro

    By 20 June 2013

    The Samsung ATIV Tab 3 is the company's latest Windows 8-powered tablet hoping to steer you away from opting for the Microsoft Surface Pro. The new model replaces the ATIV Tab 1 - there was no ATIV Tab 2, for some reason - and claims to be the worlds...

  • Samsung ATIV Q: 13.3-inch Windows 8 and Android hybrid with a stunning screen
    Laptops

    Samsung ATIV Q: 13.3-inch Windows 8 and Android hybrid with a stunning screen

    By 20 June 2013

    Samsung has launched a new hybrid laptop come tablet that sports a super-high-resolution screen that betters close rivals.  The new device, which apes Sony's Vaio Duo form factor, will come with a 13.3-inch QHD+ (3200 x 1800) touchscreen display with...

  • Samsung Premiere 2013 live stream: Watch it here (video)
    Phones

    Samsung Premiere 2013 live stream: Watch it here (video)

    By 20 June 2013

    If you hadn't heard, Samsung is set to launch a stack of new products on Tonight in the UK at its Samsung Premiere 2013 event at Earl's Court. Samsung has already told us the event will cover its Galaxy and ATIV ranges of products, although it's not gone...

  • Google glass anti-glasses created, avoid being recognised when you are out
    Gadgets

    Google glass anti-glasses created, avoid being recognised when you are out

    By 20 June 2013

    Japan's National Institute of Informatics has created a pair of glasses that could stop your face being recognised by devices like Google Glass. The new glasses, which are currently still in prototype, use 11 near-infrared LEDs on the frame to shine...

  • Wi-Fi ac approved, faster wireless is green for launch
    Laptops

    Wi-Fi ac approved, faster wireless is green for launch

    By 20 June 2013

    The body that certifies wireless standards has approved Wi-Fi 802.11ac, the fastest version of wireless yet. The standard, which has already started turning up in devices like the new Apple MacBook Air and is expected to make it into the Apple iPhone...

  • 5G expected from 2020
    Phones

    5G expected from 2020

    By 20 June 2013

    As EE would surely tell you, 4G is so 2012 darling, which is right, because Huawei is predicting that 5G networks will start to spring into action around the world from the year 2020. According to Huawei, the Chinese company has been building and selling...

  • Logitech Ultimate Hub: Control your Home Ent system via your phone
    Home Cinema

    Logitech Ultimate Hub: Control your Home Ent system via your phone

    By 20 June 2013

    The Logitech Ultimate Hub is a new "appcessory", yes we hate that word too, that will allow iPhone and Android users to ditch the bundles of remote controls for their home entertainment system and use their phone instead. The device, available later this...

  • HBO GO, WatchESPN, and Sky News come to Apple TV in the US and UK
    Home Cinema

    HBO GO, WatchESPN, and Sky News come to Apple TV in the US and UK

    By 19 June 2013

    Apple today announced that HBO GO and WatchESPN are now available directly on Apple TV in the US, and that Sky News is live on the device in the UK.  "HBO GO and WatchESPN are some of the most-popular iOS apps and are sure to be huge hits on Apple TV,"...

  • Hands-on: Huawei Ascend P6 review
    Phones

    Hands-on: Huawei Ascend P6 review

    By 18 June 2013

    The Huawei Ascend P6 is a strange beast. Many will disregard it without a moment's hesitation, handling it with the same approach many car drivers did Skoda in the 1980s. But to do so would be unfair: Huawei is trying to change, just as Skoda did, trying...

  • Huawei Ascend P6 official: 6.18mm thick smartphone takes on the big boys
    Phones

    Huawei Ascend P6 official: 6.18mm thick smartphone takes on the big boys

    By 18 June 2013

    Huawei has announced the world's thinnest smartphone, the Huawei Ascend P6, that measures 6.18mm thick and weights just 120g. The new design-focused smartphone will come with a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 in-cell LCD Gorilla Glass 2 protected touchscreen display...

  • Interview: Sony talks PS4 price, games, and entertainment
    Gaming

    Interview: Sony talks PS4 price, games, and entertainment

    By 18 June 2013

    According to many attending the annual games convention, E3, in Los Angeles, Sony had a good show. Its E3 press conference detailed much more on its next-generation console following the initial tease in February. It managed to undercut Microsoft's Xbox...

  • Skype Video Messaging service now available to all
    Apps

    Skype Video Messaging service now available to all

    By 17 June 2013

    Skype has announced that it's video messaging service is now available to all Windows, Mac and App users.  "We’re excited to announce that video messaging is now coming out of preview as a full-fledged (and free!) feature in Skype for Windows desktop, Skype...

  • Microsoft: Xbox One should be judged by our consumers when it launches, not now
    Gaming

    Microsoft: Xbox One should be judged by our consumers when it launches, not now

    By 17 June 2013

    Microsoft has told Pocket-lint that its controversial plans for how the Xbox One needs to connect to the internet is not only about empowering the future of what the new next-generation console can offer, but also what consumers are telling it they want....

  • Disney Infinity preview, can it beat Skylanders?
    Gaming

    Disney Infinity preview, can it beat Skylanders?

    By 14 June 2013

    If you've got kids of a certain age then you've more than likely heard of Skylanders from Activision. Skylanders is a game that merges the physical and virtual worlds by letting you bring a range of physical toys to life by placing them on a plinth that...

  • Hands-on: Sony PS4 review, our first impressions from E3 2013
    Gaming

    Hands-on: Sony PS4 review, our first impressions from E3 2013

    By 14 June 2013

    Sony has now fully revealed the PlayStation 4, and with it placed a strong emphasis on the gaming aspects of the next-gen console. Over the course of E3, Pocket-lint has played a number of games, fumbled with the controller, and been caught on the Eye...

  • Call of Duty: Ghosts preview, screens and videos
    Gaming

    Call of Duty: Ghosts preview, screens and videos

    By 13 June 2013

    Call of Duty: Ghosts is the latest Call of Duty title to be announced and the latest CoD to look forward to when it launches later this year on the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. This time around we get a new storyline, new characters and new experiences...