Archive for Stuart Miles

  • Hands-on: Sky EPG 2014 review (video)

    Hands-on: Sky EPG 2014 review (video)

    By 25 March 2014

    Sky is set to release an update to the EPG in the UK this Spring (read April) that will bring a couple of new features as well as pave the way for more features in the coming months. We've been living with the new update to see if it helps improve your...

  • Hands-on: Sonos app 2014 review (video)

    Hands-on: Sonos app 2014 review (video)

    By 20 March 2014

    Sonos has updated its iPhone and Android controller apps bringing with it a new look and new features including universal search.  We've been playing with the yet to be released iOS version of the app on the iPhone to see how it compares against the...

  • De'Longhi Multifry designed to replace your oven and make the perfect curry

    De'Longhi Multifry designed to replace your oven and make the perfect curry

    By 19 March 2014

    De'Longhi, the company most famous for coffee machines, has announced that it is taking on Tefal and your humble oven with the launch of a new cooking gadget backed by renowned chef Mark Sargeant. The De'Longhi Multifry is designed to let you ditch your...

  • LG G Watch: LG returns to smartwatches with help from Google and Android Wear

    LG G Watch: LG returns to smartwatches with help from Google and Android Wear

    By 18 March 2014

    Hot on the heels of the Google Android Wear announcement, LG has announced that it will be one of the first manufacturers to get involved in the new smartwatch and wearables programme and with it create the LG G Watch.  The new LG G Watch will be compatible...

  • Google Android Wear pushes Android to your wrist, LG and Fossil already on board

    Google Android Wear pushes Android to your wrist, LG and Fossil already on board

    By 18 March 2014

    Google has announced that is it making Android available on smartwatches through its new Android Wear platform. It has confirmed it is already working with companies like LG, Samsung and Fossil to make Android Wear devices in the very near future. ...

  • New Sonos apps bring universal search and streamlined design

    New Sonos apps bring universal search and streamlined design

    By 18 March 2014

    Sonos has updated its Android and iOS apps to bring new features to the company's wireless music system. The new update is expected to be officially available at the end of April for Android and iOS users, but will be able to be tried by Android users...

  • Sky+ EPG (2014): What's new? (video)

    Sky+ EPG (2014): What's new? (video)

    By 18 March 2014

    Sky has detailed its new Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) and Pocket-lint was treated to a behind closed doors sneak peak at some of the features ahead of a bigger rollout expected in April. Already being tested by hundreds of Sky employees, the new system...

  • Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

    Sky plans to use new EPG to help you decide what to watch next

    By 13 March 2014

    Sky is set to offer a new recommendations service for Sky+ customers later this summer, following the rollout of its new Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). The new feature will recommend and suggest content to watch based on what you have saved in on your...

  • Honeywell Evohome review
    4 out of 5

    Honeywell Evohome review

    By 13 March 2014

    There are a number of companies vying for your business when it comes to controlling your heating system at home. British Gas has Hive, Google owns Nest in the US (which is expected to eventually come to the UK), and there's the German company Tado also...

  • London Mayor forgets Silicon Roundabout as he pushes to make capital a global TechCity

    London Mayor forgets Silicon Roundabout as he pushes to make capital a global TechCity

    By 13 March 2014

    The London Mayor's Office has ditched the idea of Silicon Roundabout and instead started to focus its efforts on London as a whole, as it looks to push the UK's capital as a global tech city. In a passionate speech to a crowd of journalists, tech ambassadors...

  • Pebble Steel review
    5 out of 5

    Pebble Steel review

    By 12 March 2014

    Pebble has followed up the launch of its original smartwatch with the Pebble Steel, a smartwatch for grown-ups which, as the name suggests, is crafted from stainless steel rather than plastic. Its purpose is simple: to pair with your smartphone to offer...

  • New BBC iPlayer vs old BBC iPlayer: What's the difference?

    New BBC iPlayer vs old BBC iPlayer: What's the difference?

    By 11 March 2014

    BBC iPlayer has been updated and a new user interface has been introduced allowing you to take advantage of the multiple devices you use, as well as keep up with the shifting changes in viewing behaviour. But what's new and what's going to be the cool...

  • Apple iPhone 5S review
    5 out of 5

    Apple iPhone 5S review

    By 11 March 2014

    The iPhone 5S is Apple's latest flagship smartphone, one that tweaks and enhances the iPhone 5. With almost all of 2013's smartphone models revealed - except for the Nexus 5 - this is where Apple sets out its stall for the next year. The "S" models from...

  • Utinni: Lego Star Wars Sandcrawler set with over 3,000 pieces announced

    Utinni: Lego Star Wars Sandcrawler set with over 3,000 pieces announced

    By 8 March 2014

    Lego has announced another huge Lego Stars Wars set that will have fans of both reeling with excitement and worrying for their bank account. The Lego Sandcrawler, the massive moving junk yard from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, will consist of almost...

  • Dyson cooling fan becomes quieter than a mosquito

    Dyson cooling fan becomes quieter than a mosquito

    By 6 March 2014

    It might be cold outside at the moment, but that isn't stopping Dyson from launching its new range of cooling fans in the UK. The new Dyson Air Multiplier fan, the company claims, is up to 75 per cent quieter than previous models without compromising...

  • Roku streaming stick turns every TV into a Smart TV

    Roku streaming stick turns every TV into a Smart TV

    By 4 March 2014

    Roku has announced that it is to launch a HDMI stick that will turn any television into a smart TV without the need to worry about where you put the box.  Called the Roku Streaming Stick the device will plug into a spare HDMI port on your TV and be powered...

  • Back To The Future Lego: Team BTTF's vision for sets beyond the DeLorean

    Back To The Future Lego: Team BTTF's vision for sets beyond the DeLorean

    By 4 March 2014

    We absolutely loved the official Lego Back To The Future set produced as part of the Cuusoo project, but the team behind the DeLorean isn't resting on its laurels. The team, headed by M.Togami, has already been busy creating a whole host of different...

  • How has Samsung made the Samsung Galaxy S5 child friendly with Kids Mode?

    How has Samsung made the Samsung Galaxy S5 child friendly with Kids Mode?

    By 4 March 2014

    The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a new feature not previously found in the Galaxy range: Kids Mode. The new kid-friendly feature allows you to lock your children out of the important parts of your phone, but still let them have fun with a number of dedicated...

  • Hands-on: FiftyThree Pencil review

    Hands-on: FiftyThree Pencil review

    By 3 March 2014

    Paper by FiftyThree is a beautiful app that allows you to draw to your heart's content on the iPad with little interference. Now the company behind the app has created a dedicated stylus for its users to get the most out of the experience. We've been...

  • Blackphone Android phone: The smartphone for the privacy aware

    Blackphone Android phone: The smartphone for the privacy aware

    By 26 February 2014

    Privacy is in a funny place at the moment. On the one hand as a society with are being more and more careless with our private data, sharing everything from photos, running stats, contacts and much more on the internet without a care in the world, on...

  • Amazon Prime Instant Video vs Lovefilm Instant: What's the difference?

    Amazon Prime Instant Video vs Lovefilm Instant: What's the difference?

    By 26 February 2014

    Amazon has changed the name of Lovefilm Instant to Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK. Going forward, all the company's movie and TV show streaming offerings will go under the new banner. But does that mean there are any differences to the two services...

  • Dual camera that shows what HTC One M8 is possible of shown at MWC

    Dual camera that shows what HTC One M8 is possible of shown at MWC

    By 25 February 2014

    A camera system that shows what the new HTC One two-camera system could be like has been shown off at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.  Created by Qualcomm and Corephotonics, the new system will feature two cameras and work using something called...

  • Zuckerberg wants to make social networking, messaging and search free for all

    Zuckerberg wants to make social networking, messaging and search free for all

    By 24 February 2014

    Mark Zuckerberg has said that Facebook wants to create a 911 style service for the internet to allow people to access services like social networking, messaging, and search for free to people around the globe. "We want to create a similar dial tone for...

  • Qualcomm and Intel work to bring 64-bit processing to Android masses

    Qualcomm and Intel work to bring 64-bit processing to Android masses

    By 24 February 2014

    Qualcomm and Intel have both announced they will be providing manufacturers with 64-bit ready processors for tablet and smartphones that will start to come out from as early as this summer. Qualcomm has announced a new variant of its Snapdragon 600 chipset...

  • The graph that shows why Lenovo is buying Motorola

    The graph that shows why Lenovo is buying Motorola

    By 24 February 2014

    Lenovo has just shared a graph with Pocket-lint that shows why the company was so keen to buy Motorola from Google this year. The reason? It's PC sales have stagnated while its smartphone and tablet business is skyrocketing. The graph shows that its tablet...