Archive for Stuart Miles

  • Bond 24 confirmed, due in UK cinemas October 2015

    Bond 24 confirmed, due in UK cinemas October 2015

    By 11 July 2013

    James Bond is back, in Bond 24, due out on 23 October 2015 in the UK and 6 November 2015 in the US. The dateline, as gadget fans will already know, is the same time that Marty McFly goes to the future in Back To The Future II. Could we see Bond on a hover...

  • Nokia Lumia 1020 pictures and hands-on

    Nokia Lumia 1020 pictures and hands-on

    By 11 July 2013

    Nokia has announced a new camera. No wait, a new phone. Scratch that. A new camera phone. It says it is the best darn camera phone on the market.  We were at the launch event in New York. We grabbed the goods. We like the 1020. A lot.  That's the crux...

  • Nokia Pro Camera: DSLR controls in a smartphone

    Nokia Pro Camera: DSLR controls in a smartphone

    By 11 July 2013

    Nokia has announced the new Lumia 1020 in New York and with it a new Pro Camera app that will allow photographers more control over the way they shoot pictures on the camera. Trying to give more SLR-like controls, the camera will let people control all...

  • Sage Tea Maker (by Heston Blumenthal) review
    4.5 out of 5

    Sage Tea Maker (by Heston Blumenthal) review

    By 10 July 2013

    How important is a good cup of tea to you? Are you one of those people who boils a kettle, dumps in a teabag, squeezes it a few times with your teaspoon before slashing in some milk and maybe adding some sugar? Or are you a bit more refined than that?...

  • Hands-on: Electrolux Grand Cuisine range tested

    Hands-on: Electrolux Grand Cuisine range tested

    By 10 July 2013

    How much do you like to cook? Are you a "throw it in the microwave" kind of person, or someone who actually wants to spend hours labouring in the kitchen to create the best dishes you can? Following the success of TV shows like MasterChef, cooking at...

  • BA Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Tech of new plane explored

    BA Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Tech of new plane explored

    By 9 July 2013

    The British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner might not be as exciting as the new British Airways Airbus A380, but there is a stronger chance it's an aircraft in which you're likely to travel. It will fly from Heathrow to Toronto from 1 September and to...

  • British Airways A380: We jump on board to check it out

    British Airways A380: We jump on board to check it out

    By 9 July 2013

    The moment you see the Airbus A380 you instantly wonder how on earth such a machine can fly through the sky with the speed that it does. It's huge. It's massive. It's gigantic. The first airline in the UK to take delivery of the new double-decker aircraft...

  • Garmin HUD projects road directions on to your windscreen

    Garmin HUD projects road directions on to your windscreen

    By 8 July 2013

    Garmin is hoping to make using a satnav safer and has announced a new navigation device, called HUD, that projects directions from a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone on to your windscreen - so you don't have to look away from the road to see where you are...

  • Nikon: We want to create a product that will change the concept of cameras

    Nikon: We want to create a product that will change the concept of cameras

    By 8 July 2013

    Nikon has said it is looking to create a product that will change the concept of cameras in a hope that such a device will replace declining point and shoot camera sales. In an interview with Bloomberg, Makoto Kimura, President of Nikon told the news...

  • HTC One with Android 4.3 certified

    HTC One with Android 4.3 certified

    By 8 July 2013

    The HTC One running Android 4.3 has been certified by the Bluetooth Special Information Group (SIG), confirming that the next version of Android - which hasn't formally be announced yet - should be just around the corner. The certification, which was...

  • White Nexus 4 not only sells out, but is now no longer available

    White Nexus 4 not only sells out, but is now no longer available

    By 6 July 2013

    Google has sold out of the white Nexus 4 after initial orders of the limited-edition handset flew off the shelves. That's nothing unusual, but those who were still to make up there mind as to whether they wanted to Nexus device, bad news - Google has...

  • Dyson AM05 Hot + Cool review
    4 out of 5

    Dyson AM05 Hot + Cool review

    By 5 July 2013

    One minute it is hot and sunny, the next it's cold and you're putting the heating on again. That's the British weather these days, but one gadget is trying at least give you a solution to your weather annoyances, offering you a cooling fan when you need...

  • Paper iPad app turns Royal fashion exhibit interactive at Kensington Palace

    Paper iPad app turns Royal fashion exhibit interactive at Kensington Palace

    By 5 July 2013

    Kensington Palace has teamed up with 53, the developer behind the popular iPad exclusive app Paper, to create a dedicated version of the app to accompany the palace's new show, Fashion Rules. The exhibit, which looks at the changing dress styles of the...

  • Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra anti-magnetic watch stops time for no-one

    Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra anti-magnetic watch stops time for no-one

    By 4 July 2013

    Shunning the popular trend of making smart watches, Omega is busy trying to solve an age-old problem of its own which it says is far more important. The company has announced the launch of the first anti-magnetic mechanical watch, the Seamaster Aqua Terra...

  • New lifesaving emergency app, Echo112, plans to help save you in your moment of need

    New lifesaving emergency app, Echo112, plans to help save you in your moment of need

    By 3 July 2013

    A new app that aims to save your bacon in your moment of need has been launched for Android and iOS users who need emergency help.    Dubbed Echo112, the app aims to be your "Guardian Angel on Your Smartphone" by providing exact location information...

  • Apple hires former Yves Saint Laurent CEO, is the iWatch coming?

    Apple hires former Yves Saint Laurent CEO, is the iWatch coming?

    By 3 July 2013

    Apple has confirmed it has hired Paul Deneve, the former CEO of Yves Saint Laurent. Deneve - who, incidentally, previously worked at Apple in Europe in the Nineties - will take a vice-president position at the Cupertino-based company, but doesn't become...

  • Hexbug nano V2: Now they climb as well

    Hexbug nano V2: Now they climb as well

    By 2 July 2013

    Hexbugs, the small vibrating critters that your kids no doubt love but you find rather creepy, have just got a little more disturbing - they can now climb walls.  Innovation First, the company behind the original hexbug micro robotic toys, has come up...

  • Case Station personalised case pictures and hands-on

    Case Station personalised case pictures and hands-on

    By 2 July 2013

    Case Station has launched a new personalised mobile phone case service, and we just couldn't resist trying it out. The new service available in a range of retail stores - or online if you want to just do it from the comfort of your own home - is a simple...

  • GT6 demo now live, GT Academy drivers urged to start racing

    GT6 demo now live, GT Academy drivers urged to start racing

    By 2 July 2013

    Like racing; like Gran Turismo? Good news, the new demo for Gran Turismo 6, due out later this year, is available to download by anyone with a Sony Entertainment Network account and access to a PlayStation3 connected to the internet. Vroom. That's even...

  • Sony 4K Ultra HD Media Player release date: 15 July, $699

    Sony 4K Ultra HD Media Player release date: 15 July, $699

    By 2 July 2013

    Sony has named, priced, and dated its 4K Ultra HD Media Player in the US, allowing those looking for 4K content to get it direct to their home. The new box, originally announced in January at CES, will be arriving in US homes from 15 July and cost $699...

  • Canon EOS 70D official, 20.2-megapixel snapper with faster autofocus

    Canon EOS 70D official, 20.2-megapixel snapper with faster autofocus

    By 2 July 2013

    Canon has announced the Canon EOS 70D with a new Dual Pixel CMOS focus that claims to autofocus five times faster than the previous EOS cameras in live view. Following on from the current EOS 60D, the new model will feature a 20.2-megapixel APS-C sensor...

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

    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

    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

    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

    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...