Archive for Stuart Miles

Why aren't all USB cables like this?

Why aren't all USB cables like this?

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Why has nobody ever thought of this before? That's the question we've been left asking ourselves after seeing a new USB cable that ditches the need for it to be the right way up. While USB-C promises to work regardless of which way you put it into the... >>

PopSlate review: Adding a second screen to your iPhone

PopSlate review: Adding a second screen to your iPhone

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Born from a successful Kickstarter campaign, the PopSlate is an iPhone case that features a mono 4-inch E-Ink display that allows you to connect to your iPhone and "pop" pictures from the dedicated app to the slate on the back. Like a poor man's YotaPhone but... >>

Forget head tracking on Oculus Rift, Fove VR headset can track your eyes

Forget head tracking on Oculus Rift, Fove VR headset can track your eyes

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When you read you don't move your head from side-to-side, just your eyes. And when you are looking around in your normal field of vision, you are not expected to make sharp and distinct head movements either. But that is what we are expected to do when... >>

Best iPhone battery chargers: Portable power on the go

Best iPhone battery chargers: Portable power on the go

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The iPhone is great, but if you use it all the time, then you'll be constantly looking for a wall socket to charge it. That's even more the case if you use the Apple Watch, because all that invisible talking between the two has one serious effect: your... >>

Apple MacBook (12-inch) review: Is port-free the future?
4.0 stars

Apple MacBook (12-inch) review: Is port-free the future?

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With its 12-inch super glossy Retina display and ultra portability, the new Apple MacBook promises users the chance to live the future of computing not tomorrow, but today. But by stripping out all the standard ports, has the company refined this particular... >>

Gramofon will connect your existing Hi-Fi kit for Spotify Connect, multiroom streaming, more

Gramofon will connect your existing Hi-Fi kit for Spotify Connect, multiroom streaming, more

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A new box that will let you turn existing Hi-Fi kit into an internet connected solution for around £45, has gone on sale in the UK, bringing streaming music services to thousands of new homes. Called Gramofon, the black box plugs into your existing... >>

Apple Watch review: Fashion over function?
4.0 stars

Apple Watch review: Fashion over function?

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Before even going on sale the Apple Watch, which some affectionately call the iWatch, has already polarised opinion around the globe. You probably either believe it's a product moving technology in a positive direction or one simply not worth the time... >>

Apple Watch tips and tricks: Hidden secrets revealed

Apple Watch tips and tricks: Hidden secrets revealed

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Your Apple Watch has finally arrived, but you've been staring at the new smartwatch for the last 10 minutes trying to work out how to use it. There's no denying it, the Apple Watch is a complex device that offers plenty to those happy and keen to explore... >>

Apple Watch apps: This is the experience Apple sells you

Apple Watch apps: This is the experience Apple sells you

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The Apple Watch launch has come and gone. If you're still debating buying one you probably want to know what you get from the Watch. Unlike Google's Android Wear found on smartwatches from Motorola, LG, Asus and others, Apple and third-party developers... >>

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... >>