Archive for Stuart Miles

Best Apple Watch apps: Nine apps that actually do something

Best Apple Watch apps: Nine apps that actually do something

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There are over 3,500 Apple Watch apps already available and the watch hasn't even been on sale for a week in the US and the UK yet, but as we've already found, having lived with the Apple watch not all apps are great, useful, or even really that suited... >>

Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit: Stimulating, lightweight, but tough on your calves

Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit: Stimulating, lightweight, but tough on your calves

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Barefoot running has seemingly come and gone. But if you look closely, brands are still supporting the idea of running as close to barefoot as possible, but without all the hype. Nike's approach is to offer three different running shoes as part of its... >>

Apple Watch: You won't be able to buy in Apple store on day one

Apple Watch: You won't be able to buy in Apple store on day one

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If you're thinking you'll just walk into an Apple store on the 24 April and pick up an Apple Watch, think again. Apple has confirmed to Pocket-lint that the only way you'll be able to buy an Apple Watch is online or have an assistant at an Apple Store... >>

Which Apple Watch should you choose?

Which Apple Watch should you choose?

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Apple Watch pre-orders have now opened and you can go and try it on in store, to make sure you get the Apple Watch that best matches your style and budget With three different editions and multiple strap options available, how much does it actually... >>

Why are Apple users suddenly seeing alien emoji everywhere?

Why are Apple users suddenly seeing alien emoji everywhere?

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If you are suddenly seeing lots of "Aliens" in messages you are receiving or tweets on Twitter, don't panic it's not that planet Earth has been invaded, it is that you haven't updated your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8.3, or your Mac to OS 10.10.3 yet. With... >>

DJI Phantom 3 rises to the sky bringing new features for aerial photographers

DJI Phantom 3 rises to the sky bringing new features for aerial photographers

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DJI, one of the leading drone makers in the market, has unveiled its latest aerial device, the Phantom 3. The new drone, which the company says pushes "accessible aerial creativity to new heights, providing greater image control, portability, performance... >>

Apple Watch Edition gold hands-on: What to expect from Apple's £8,000 smartwatch

Apple Watch Edition gold hands-on: What to expect from Apple's £8,000 smartwatch

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Apple Watch is almost here. After months of speculation following the Cupertino announcement in September last year, we now have almost all the details of the new smartwatch from Apple: how it will work, how much it will cost, what the battery is going... >>

Roku 2 refreshed, new search software coming to all users

Roku 2 refreshed, new search software coming to all users

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Roku has updated its Roku 2 TV streaming box, however the new package loses certain features to kept the cost down. The new on demand box that gives customers access to over 1400 channels, will now be identical to the Roku 3 box in terms of performance,... >>

LG G4 smartphone screen revealed, rest of the phone still MIA

LG G4 smartphone screen revealed, rest of the phone still MIA

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LG has taken the interesting approach of announcing the screen it will be using in its new LG G4 flagship smartphone ahead of the launch of the phone later this month. The company's display arm, LG Display, has confirmed that its new shiny 5.5-inch... >>

Volvo wants cyclists to stand out more by painting their bikes and clothes

Volvo wants cyclists to stand out more by painting their bikes and clothes

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A spray-on reflective paint to help make cyclists more noticeable on the roads has been developed, and by a car company no less. That's right, cyclists worried about being seen at night by drivers will soon be able to turn their bike and themselves into... >>

Blurred lines: Up close with the Frédérique Constant and Alpina smartwatches at Baselworld

Blurred lines: Up close with the Frédérique Constant and Alpina smartwatches at Baselworld

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First came the Withings Activité with its analogue approach and intelligent invisible smart capabilities. Now more Swiss companies are offering smartwatches with similar technologies, but are they as good? We caught up with watch makers Frédérique... >>

2015 Under Armour compression gear put to the test

2015 Under Armour compression gear put to the test

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We’re only 6 minutes in to our training session and already we want to stop. We can’t take it any more, but we plough on for another 3 minutes, before resting for a further three. And then the pain starts again. Why? We’ve agreed to test Under Armour’s... >>

MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (early 2015) review: May the Force be with you
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MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (early 2015) review: May the Force be with you

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The 2015 update to Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro includes the latest Force Touch trackpad, new Intel Broadwell processors, faster storage, and the promise of an even better battery life. While the MacBook Pro range is available in a 15-inch variant, the... >>

Breitling B55 smartwatch hands-on: An instrument for pros rather than notifications on the go

Breitling B55 smartwatch hands-on: An instrument for pros rather than notifications on the go

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"Instruments for Professionals" Breitling's UK MD Gavin Murphy tells Pocket-lint in a behind closed doors fourth floor meeting room on the opulent Breitling Baselworld 2015 stand at the world's biggest watch trade show. Murphy has just showed us the new... >>

Mondaine Helvetica No 1 hands-on: The Swiss watch just got smarter

Mondaine Helvetica No 1 hands-on: The Swiss watch just got smarter

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The Mondaine Helvetica No 1 smartwatch is the Swiss company's answer to the smartwatch. Yet unlike the Apple Watch, or something from Samsung or LG, the Helvetica No 1 doesn't feature a touchscreen display, doesn't need charging every night, and isn't... >>

Kairos see-through smartwatch lets you have your cake and eat it

Kairos see-through smartwatch lets you have your cake and eat it

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The trouble with many smartwatches is that when the screen isn't on, they are a hunk of metal or plastic on your arm doing nothing. Not the Kairos, a new smartwatch that hopes to let you have your cake and it eat it, so to speak, by featuring a fully... >>

The wonderful marvellous novelty watches of Baselworld 2015

The wonderful marvellous novelty watches of Baselworld 2015

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Baselworld, the world's largest and most important watch show in the world, happens once a year in Basel, Switzerland, and it is where companies big and small come to show off their latest achievements and past accolades in the wristwear field.  High... >>

Nike combines a treadmill with a Kinect 2 sensor to create a dramatic effect

Nike combines a treadmill with a Kinect 2 sensor to create a dramatic effect

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Nike has created a new installation for its Nike Town store in Oxford Street, London that uses a treadmill and a Microsoft Kinect 2 sensor to show how we can all "Be a force of nature". The project, created by London creative agency Field, has taken a... >>

Logitech MX Master wireless mouse: The mouse is making a comeback and is better than ever

Logitech MX Master wireless mouse: The mouse is making a comeback and is better than ever

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While Apple and others are doing their best to re-engineer the trackpad to the ninth degree, Logitech has taken a different tack. It has just launched a brand new state of the art mouse. The Logitech MX Master wireless mouse is the company's new flagship... >>

Tag Heuer confirms Google and Intel partnerships for first luxury Android Wear smartwatch by end of 2015

Tag Heuer confirms Google and Intel partnerships for first luxury Android Wear smartwatch by end of 2015

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Tag Heuer has announced a smartwatch at Baselworld 2015 along with Google and Intel, becoming the latest company to enter the smartwatch space. Google offers the Android Wear platform, in this case powered by Intel, to take on Apple at the high-end of... >>

Sky Restart will let you go back to the start of a movie, whatever time you start watching

Sky Restart will let you go back to the start of a movie, whatever time you start watching

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Sky has confirmed that it will me letting movie fans go back to the start of the movie even if they've started watching half way through. The feature already available on Sky Italia for some time now allows customers to go back to the start of a movie... >>

Alibaba's Smile to Pay wants you to pay with a smile rather than a finger (video)

Alibaba's Smile to Pay wants you to pay with a smile rather than a finger (video)

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Smile. That's what you might find yourself having to do when you pay for things in the future if Alibaba has its way. The Chinese e-commerce company is testing a new payment system that uses facial recognition rather than fingerprint scanning to allow... >>

Shopping in Google's first shop

Shopping in Google's first shop

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Google has launched its first real world "store" allowing people to try out Android or Chromebook before they buy within a dedicated Google environment. The store within a store is located in the incredibly large Carphone Warehouse / Currys shop on London's... >>

This bank card means you'll never have to pay bank roaming fees again

This bank card means you'll never have to pay bank roaming fees again

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Holiday banking fees are to become a thing of the past with a new debit card that is linked to an app from currency exchange service Travelex. The new "Supercard" looks and works like any normal debit card you've already got in your wallet, however where... >>

Navmii navigation app turns driving into a game, uses What3Words to make sure you never get lost again

Navmii navigation app turns driving into a game, uses What3Words to make sure you never get lost again

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Finding your way from A to B while having some fun along the way could become a thing if the founders of navigation app Navmii have anything to do with it. The company is about to release a huge refresh to its driving app, including a rebranding from... >>