Archive for Stuart Miles

  • EVE-VR on Oculus Rift preview
    Gaming

    EVE-VR on Oculus Rift preview

    By 13 June 2013

    The creator of EVE online has created a special demo to show what is possible on the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset that promises to immerse you into the game. Shown at E3, the annual gaming convention in Los Angeles, the new proof of concept...

  • Battlefield 4 preview
    Gaming

    Battlefield 4 preview

    By 12 June 2013

    Battlefield 4 is going to be one of the of biggest first person shooters this year, but have Dice and EA done enough to impress Battlefield 3 owners and, more importantly, should you get this over Call of Duty: Ghosts? Due out on October 29 on the Xbox...

  • Need for Speed Rivals preview
    Gaming

    Need for Speed Rivals preview

    By 12 June 2013

    Need for Speed Rivals is EA's latest game in the NFS universe and this time sees you playing Cops versus Racers in an open world rather than dedicated race courses or set tracks like the Most Wanted and Run titles before it. We caught up with the game...

  • Xbox One: Amazon US sells out of pre-orders, good luck buying one at launch
    Gaming

    Xbox One: Amazon US sells out of pre-orders, good luck buying one at launch

    By 11 June 2013

    The Xbox One could be one of the hardest gadgets to find this Christmas following the news that Microsoft has confirmed to Pocket-lint that Amazon.com in the US has sold out of its pre-order stock already, five months ahead of the launch. "The fact that...

  • Sony PS4 pictures and eyes-on
    Gaming

    Sony PS4 pictures and eyes-on

    By 11 June 2013

    Sony has revealed its next-generation console at E3 2013, the actual box and all, and Pocket-lint has managed to get up close to the PS4 to see what it looks like in the flesh. The console itself looks better than we expected, with sleek lines and shades...

  • Leica X Vario: The 16 megapixel aluminium and leather camera
    Cameras

    Leica X Vario: The 16 megapixel aluminium and leather camera

    By 11 June 2013

    Leica has revealed its latest digital compact camera: the Leica X Vario. The new camera features a 16.5-megapixel (effective 16.1) APS-C format CMOS image sensor, complete with a zoom lens covering a 28-70mm focal length equivalent. The Leica X Vario...

  • Lego Darth Vadar and Luke Skywalker reconcile for fathers day
    Gadgets

    Lego Darth Vadar and Luke Skywalker reconcile for fathers day

    By 11 June 2013

    Nothing says happy Father's Day like a Luke and Vader fishing video, and that's what Lego has done to celebrate this year's Father's Day on Sunday.  Turning to its partnership with Star Wars, the video - which callously ignores the billions of dead...

  • OS X Mavericks wallpaper available for download
    Laptops

    OS X Mavericks wallpaper available for download

    By 11 June 2013

    Apple announced its new OS X on Monday, dubbed OS X Mavericks, but unless you've got a developer pass and fancy dabbling with beta software for the next five months or so we wouldn't recommend you download it One alternatively though, is to give yourself...

  • Apple confident and relaxed as it launches new joyful vibrant iOS
    Phones

    Apple confident and relaxed as it launches new joyful vibrant iOS

    By 11 June 2013

    This year's WWDC sold out in 71 seconds. The urge by Apple developers to see what was "next" from Apple was clearly strong and you could tell that by the build up to the company's developer conference in San Francisco. The queues started early, with people...

  • Dark Sorcerer PS4 demo shows us the future power of Sony's new console
    Gaming

    Dark Sorcerer PS4 demo shows us the future power of Sony's new console

    By 11 June 2013

    Sony has once again shown off the capabilities of its new PlayStation 4 games console, this time at its E3 press conference in Los Angeles.  The new demo, dubbed The Dark Sorcerer, is not from a game, nor an upcoming character in a game, but has been...

  • Sony PlayStation cloud gaming service coming 2014
    Gaming

    Sony PlayStation cloud gaming service coming 2014

    By 11 June 2013

    SCEA has announced that PlayStation's cloud gaming services will be available in 2014 beginning in the United States. The news will come as a blow to those who had hoped the gaming service, acquired by Sony last year, would be ready for launch to solve...

  • Grand Theft Auto V PS3 bundle coming 17 September
    Gaming

    Grand Theft Auto V PS3 bundle coming 17 September

    By 11 June 2013

    Sony has announced that it will offer a Grand Theft Auto PS3 bundle on the launch of the game on 17 September which includes a custom Grand Theft Auto V Pulse – Elite Edition headset and a custom audio mode. For $299 (£192) in the US, the bundle comes...

  • Sony: 140 PS4 games in development, 100 playable within first 12 months
    Gaming

    Sony: 140 PS4 games in development, 100 playable within first 12 months

    By 11 June 2013

    Sony has announced that there are more than 140 games in development for its new next-gen console, the PS4, with 100 of those promised for the first year. "SCE World Wide Studios (SCE WWS) is currently developing more than 30 PS4 exclusive titles, 20...

  • Sony: PS4 supports used games, doesn't need to be connected, and won't require you to check-in online
    Gaming

    Sony: PS4 supports used games, doesn't need to be connected, and won't require you to check-in online

    By 11 June 2013

    Sony has criticised Microsoft for its attitude towards supporting used games, needing an online connection, and so on by saying it will do none of those things. "PlayStation supports used games, doesn't need to be connected, and won't require you to check-in...

  • iTunes Radio takes on Spotify and Pandora
    Audio

    iTunes Radio takes on Spotify and Pandora

    By 10 June 2013

    Apple has announced iTunes Radio at WWDC in San Francisco. The new service, which releases this autumn, is a station-based radio player. It is similar to Pandora Radio, where users can pick songs or albums they want to hear, although iTunes Radio selects...

  • Apple: "Can't innovate any more, my arse!" Mac Pro launched
    Laptops

    Apple: "Can't innovate any more, my arse!" Mac Pro launched

    By 10 June 2013

    Phil Schiller, the Apple executive in charge of the company's Mac ranges, introduced the new Mac Pro at the company's developer conference on Monday. After a high-impact video with a heavy bass, Schiller told the 6,000 attendees at the event: "Can't innovate...

  • WWDC 2013: New MacBook Air laptops announced
    Laptops

    WWDC 2013: New MacBook Air laptops announced

    By 10 June 2013

    Apple has launched a new MacBook Air at WWDC that promises all-day battery life thanks to including the new Intel fourth-generation (Haswell) Intel Core processor. The new processor will give the 11-inch MacBook Air a boost to 9 hours battery life, while...

  • WWDC 2013: We're here in San Francisco
    Apps

    WWDC 2013: We're here in San Francisco

    By 10 June 2013

    Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, or WWDC for short, is almost upon us once again and Pocket-lint will be reporting live from the event in San Francisco bringing you all the latest news as it happens.  The developer event, which is expected to...

  • Xperia ZU rumours suggest next Sony device will be a phablet
    Phones

    Xperia ZU rumours suggest next Sony device will be a phablet

    By 9 June 2013

    The internet likes a good rumour, and it also likes a good cat picture, so lovers of both will no doubt relish the fact that the latest Sony Xperia rumours include not only a not yet announced handset, but also a kitten. Dubbed the Sony Xperia ZU, the...

  • Sky Sports Highlights added to Sky Go iPhone, iPad and Android apps
    Apps

    Sky Sports Highlights added to Sky Go iPhone, iPad and Android apps

    By 6 June 2013

    Sky just keeps on adding channels to its Sky Go service. The latest is Sky Sports Highlights which, as the name suggests, gives you highlights of the latest action on Sky Sports if you've missed it. The new feature is available on iPhone and iPad and...

  • Lenovo MIIX 10 pictures and hands-on
    Tablets

    Lenovo MIIX 10 pictures and hands-on

    By 6 June 2013

    We're sorry to report that the Lenovo MIIX 10 isn’t particularly outstanding. It's the company's latest Windows 8 device and although this is the 10-inch version, the company is also promising a Windows 8.1 ready 8-inch model too boot. The 10 therefore...

  • Sony Vaio Pro 11 pictures and hands-on
    Laptops

    Sony Vaio Pro 11 pictures and hands-on

    By 5 June 2013

    Light, that's the first thing you'll think about when you pick up the Sony Vaio Pro 11, the company's new diddy Ultrabook. Well that's certainly the first thing we thought about when we picked one up at an Intel event toasting the confirmation by polar...

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Active official
    Phones

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Active official

    By 5 June 2013

    The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is now official after what seems to be months of rumours. The new rugged smartphone, designed for those with a more "active" lifestyle, has qualified protection from dust and water (IP67) and will be able to withstand 30 minutes...

  • Sony Vaio Pro: Lightest touch capable Ultrabook, up to 25 hours battery life
    Laptops

    Sony Vaio Pro: Lightest touch capable Ultrabook, up to 25 hours battery life

    By 5 June 2013

    Sony has announced the Sony Vaio Pro, a top of the line flagship laptop for those who want to do some serious computing on the move but still boast that they have the lightest touch-capable Ultrabook on the market. Squaring up against the likes of the...

  • Sony Vaio Fit: Think best fit rather than sporty fit
    Laptops

    Sony Vaio Fit: Think best fit rather than sporty fit

    By 5 June 2013

    Sony has announced three new Vaio laptops at Computex 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan, bringing new features and new models to those that want the latest and greatest, while keeping a sense of "Sonyness". Of those three, Sony Vaio Fit is the umbrella name of...