Archive for Stuart Miles

Philips LED carpet lights your way, then disappears just as quick

Philips LED carpet lights your way, then disappears just as quick

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Philips, keen to put lights everywhere, has created a new carpet that will be able to deliver information thanks to LEDs that are built into the fabric and then disappear as if the message never existed.  The new carpet, designed in collaboration with... >>

Pebble is coming to the UK as new update turns it into a fitness tracker

Pebble is coming to the UK as new update turns it into a fitness tracker

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One of the most popular smartwatches, the Pebble, is to go on sale in the UK in the coming weeks at Dixons, O2, Firebox, and Amazon, the company has confirmed to Pocket-lint. The move comes as the company pushes to be the smartwatch to own for Christmas... >>

GoPro Hero4 preview: Filming Danny MacAskill with the new Hero4 Black and Hero4 Silver action cameras

GoPro Hero4 preview: Filming Danny MacAskill with the new Hero4 Black and Hero4 Silver action cameras

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As we press the big red and black record button of the new GoPro Hero4, Danny MacAskill, pro trials and stunt cyclist, leaps into action jumping onto a picnic bench in a pub garden before launching himself through the air onto a large concrete pipe. He... >>

BlackBerry Blend: The power of a BlackBerry without having it in the room

BlackBerry Blend: The power of a BlackBerry without having it in the room

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BlackBerry is hoping to making working from home while still accessing your company intranet a lot easier with a new service called BlackBerry Blend. The new feature, which is a part of the new BB 10.3 OS, will be available for BlackBerry Passport and... >>

BlackBerry Passport review: It's not hip to be square
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BlackBerry Passport review: It's not hip to be square

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The BlackBerry Passport breaks smartphone design tradition and offers something we've never seen the likes of before: a square display in a device with (you guessed it) a passport-sized footprint. The Canadian company certainly had to do something different... >>

Libratone Diva: The woolly bassy Soundbar for your TV?

Libratone Diva: The woolly bassy Soundbar for your TV?

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The Scandinavian audio company famous for speakers like the Loop and Zipp has announced a new soundbar it is hoping will appeal to movie and music fans looking for zero fuss. The new speaker from Libratone, which joins an already very crowded market,... >>

London iPhone 6 queue is oh so British: 'We're queueing at Nike next'

London iPhone 6 queue is oh so British: 'We're queueing at Nike next'

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How much do you want a new iPhone? How long would you be prepared to live on the streets to be first in the queue on launch day? For some people, the urge, nay need, to get the latest and greatest is so much that they are willing to skip work, sleep rough,... >>

Anki Drive for Android confirmed, new cars launched

Anki Drive for Android confirmed, new cars launched

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Anki Drive, the modern day Scalextrix-esque toy that works with the iPhone and iPad, is coming to Android as the company looks to expand the appeal of the intelligent racing toy. Beyond the move to Android, which is due in October, the company is also... >>

Asphalt 8: Airborne is first Metal ready game for iOS 8, and boy does it look lovely

Asphalt 8: Airborne is first Metal ready game for iOS 8, and boy does it look lovely

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Apple has rolled out iOS 8, meaning several games are currently updating for the new operating system. One of which is Gameloft's Asphalt 8: Airborne which has been rehashed to support the new iOS 8 feature Metal. So now the racing title now looks better... >>

Apple iPhone 6 Plus review
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Apple iPhone 6 Plus review

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You wait a year for a new iPhone and then two come along at once. A surprise to many, Apple released not only the iPhone 6 but also the iPhone 6 Plus, a monster of a phone that comes with a 5.5-inch display, higher screen resolution, a larger battery,... >>

Apple iPhone 6 review
5.0 stars

Apple iPhone 6 review

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Apple's flagship iPhone has been updated and upgraded bringing with it a new design, new features, and new excitement. With the rest of the year's smartphones laid out - except the next Nexus - this is the time for the iPhone to reassert itself against... >>

SwiftKey keyboard for iOS 8 explored: How does it differ?

SwiftKey keyboard for iOS 8 explored: How does it differ?

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With the launch of iOS 8, Apple has introduced the ability to add third party keyboards to your iPhone and iPad. If you've got tired of the Apple keyboard compared to what your Android brothers and sisters use, now might be a good time to change it. That's... >>

Don't like U2? Here's how to remove the free album from your iTunes account

Don't like U2? Here's how to remove the free album from your iTunes account

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They are one of the most popular bands in the world, but following the announcement from Apple that it would be giving away the new U2 album on iTunes for free until the middle of October, many have turned to Twitter and Facebook to show their distain.... >>

Apple iPhone 6 pre-orders off the charts, 4 million in first 24 hours

Apple iPhone 6 pre-orders off the charts, 4 million in first 24 hours

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Apple has confirmed that it has already sold 4 million iPhone 6 smartphones in the first 24 hours and that's ahead of its official launch on Friday in the US, UK, and elsewhere around the world.  The phone, which was launched to huge fanfare in Cupertino... >>

Phones 4u goes into administration as final operator EE pulls out

Phones 4u goes into administration as final operator EE pulls out

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Phones 4u, the high street mobile phone retailer, has gone into administration on Sunday night according to the company's owners. "The unexpected decisions by both Vodafone and EE have come as a complete shock to the business. The company is in a healthy... >>

Onkyo takes over at Pioneer as pressure of Sonos starts to impact

Onkyo takes over at Pioneer as pressure of Sonos starts to impact

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As the landscape of the music industry continues to shift and change thanks to the success of newer brands like Sonos, those that survive have to continue to adapt to stay in the game. The latest partnership/merger/takeover is between AV specialists Pioneer... >>

FiftyThree: Paper not coming to iPhone 6 Plus... for now

FiftyThree: Paper not coming to iPhone 6 Plus... for now

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Developer FiftyThree has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it won't be releasing its popular iPad-only drawing app Paper for the iPhone 6 Plus, even though the device has a big enough screen to benefit. "Paper is not available for the iPhone 6 Plus and I... >>

Apple iPhone 6 Plus preview: Too big to handle?

Apple iPhone 6 Plus preview: Too big to handle?

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If you were a logical iPhone upgrader, you would be getting ready to preorder the iPhone 6. It's a lovely device and one that many will opt for when it comes to buying a new phone on 19 September. The chances are, if you are reading this, you aren't... >>

Apple iPhone 6 preview: The logical upgrade for iPhone users

Apple iPhone 6 preview: The logical upgrade for iPhone users

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If you thought the iPhone 5S screen wasn't big enough, especially against the Android competition, then there's good news: Apple has launched the iPhone 6. The new iPhone 6 now comes with a 4.7-inch display as well as more power, more storage, and more... >>

Apple Watch: The fashion industry delivers its verdict

Apple Watch: The fashion industry delivers its verdict

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Apple's approach to the wearables market is decidedly different from other manufacturers in the space and nothing said that more than the company openly courting fashion influencers. But if Apple is to make a success of the Apple Watch, it has to make... >>

Apple Pay hands-on: Shopping with your iPhone

Apple Pay hands-on: Shopping with your iPhone

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Apple doesn't just make gadgets now, it also is a payment service that is likely to change the way people use their phone in the future and possibly even usher in a world where credit cards slowly disappear. That's the promise of Apple's new payment system... >>

Apple Watch preview: Apple hopes it's time for the ultimate iPhone accessory

Apple Watch preview: Apple hopes it's time for the ultimate iPhone accessory

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After months of speculation, the Apple Watch is here. From early 2015 you'll be able to get an Apple device for your wrist that connects to your iPhone (iPhone 5 and higher) to deliver a series of notifications, sports data, and even let you pay for stuff.... >>

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Does big mean better?

Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: Does big mean better?

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Apple has announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at its special event in Cupertino, heralding in a new era for the company's iPhone range. The move to new phone sizes reflects a changing market, one that Apple has been resistant to in the past. Whether... >>

IPhone 6: Industry sets the stage ahead of Apple's big reveal

IPhone 6: Industry sets the stage ahead of Apple's big reveal

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The stage is set. The industry - apart from Apple - has laid its cards on the table, leaving it up to Apple to woo us as we run towards Christmas Day. There will be time to play catch-up: Google still has its Android L event some time in October, and... >>

HTC abandons smartwatch plans, has it been scared off by competition?

HTC abandons smartwatch plans, has it been scared off by competition?

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HTC has abandoned plans to make a smartwatch Pocket-lint has learnt. Sources familiar with the matter have told us that although the company was planning to launch a smartwatch for customers, it has now abandoned the idea for the time being. Our source... >>