7 days archive

  • 7 days living with ... the Nissan Leaf
    Online

    7 days living with ... the Nissan Leaf

    By 10 April 2012

    The cost of fuel is going up, the impact of emissions on the environment and our own health has been charted, but until recently, there really wasn't a viable and attractive alternative. This isn't the first electric car to appear by a long shot, but...

  • 7 days with... Nike+ FuelBand
    Sports Fitness

    7 days with... Nike+ FuelBand

    By 12 March 2012

    Just how healthy do you think you are? With a host of new gadgets coming on to the market in the next few months, I've been living with the new Nike+ FuelBand, due out in the UK in May, to see what wearing it for seven days does. Will it change my behaviour,...

  • 7 days living with...voice control
    Phones

    7 days living with...voice control

    By 20 February 2012

    "These aren't the droids you're looking for, move along." No, not that type of voice control – we’re talking artificially intelligent gadgets rather than Jedi mind tricks here. The tech developers of the world would have us believe that dictation...

  • 7 days living with....the other computer (Apple Mac OS X)
    Online

    7 days living with....the other computer (Apple Mac OS X)

    By 24 January 2012

    First up, a confession. I don't come into this experiment as a member of the anti-Apple brigade. Not completely. I love my iPhone and, while it's not exactly essential, I have a good relationship with my original iPad too (although I should point out...

  • 7 days living with... some decent headphones
    Audio

    7 days living with... some decent headphones

    By 28 November 2011

    It has to be said that in general I use rubbish headphones. It's been, well, forever, since I used a decent pair. As a rule I've rarely strayed from the bundled earphones dished out in MP3 players and mobile phones. Yes, I know I work for a top consumer...

  • 7 Days living with ... film photography
    Cameras

    7 Days living with ... film photography

    By 29 August 2011

    Almost everyone on Team Pocket-lint is a camera nut of some description but out of all of us with our various bits of high tech snapping kit, I've also got quite a strong collection of Lomo cameras. The question is though, is film still relevant beyond...

  • 7 days living with.....a budget tough compact camera
    Cameras

    7 days living with.....a budget tough compact camera

    By 15 August 2011

    Not a week goes by on Pocket-lint where we don't report on some sort of tough gadget that claims to be waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, nuclear-war proof and so on. So I thought I'd take one of these, so-called, tough gadgets for a spin 7 days style....

  • 7 days living with...Windows Phone 7
    Phones

    7 days living with...Windows Phone 7

    By 6 June 2011

    There's been a lot of talk about WP7 over recent weeks about its impact, or failure to impact, on the mobile market; reports of sluggish sales and problems with its first major update not having helped the fledgling operating system. So as part of our...

  • 7 days living with... Google Chrome OS and the Chromebook
    Laptops

    7 days living with... Google Chrome OS and the Chromebook

    By 31 May 2011

    The crux of the Chrome OS operating system is that you live your life in the cloud through a browser. There is no desktop, no installing software and no local storage or applications. If it sounds visionary, that’s because it is, but can it be your...

  • 7 days living with... a tablet
    Tablets

    7 days living with... a tablet

    By 10 May 2011

    There has been a question buzzing round the Internet ever since the launch of the iPad which we, today, and the last 7 days, as a matter of fact, have attempted to answer. That question is this - does anyone actually need a tablet? While a few of the...

  • 7 days living with... Android
    Phones

    7 days living with... Android

    By 18 April 2011

    I wouldn't say I was an Apple fanboy per se, for starters I use a desktop PC (quad core Intel and the gubbins) for most of my work and home computer-related shenanigans, a Toshiba netbook when working abroad, and have a 15-inch Toshiba laptop in case...

  • 7 days living with... FIFA 11
    Gaming

    7 days living with... FIFA 11

    By 21 March 2011

    First up a confession: I'm a total PES devotee. I've been playing Konami's football franchise ever since it burst onto the PS2 back in 2001. I've bought and played every version since, and consider myself something of a PES connoisseur. Before that I'd...

  • 7 days living with... the Olympus XZ-1
    Cameras

    7 days living with... the Olympus XZ-1

    By 27 February 2011

    Olympus has flexed a little high-end muscle and given us the XZ-1, a camera looking to stir things up at the top of the compact pile. It’s an increasingly congested place with some substantial offerings from the likes of Canon, Panasonic and more recently...

  • 7 days living without...a smartphone
    Phones

    7 days living without...a smartphone

    By 13 February 2011

    MWC 2011 is around the corner and with it another flush of the very smartest of smartphones just waiting to wow the world. This year looks set to herald the dawn of the dual-core handset, putting mobiles very nearly on a level footing with a lot of laptops...

  • 7 days living with... Sky 3D
    Home Cinema

    7 days living with... Sky 3D

    By 6 February 2011

    Sky 3D launched with great fanfare in October 2010, but 4 months on, what’s the service like to watch at home, is it the future, and should you be rushing out to buy a 3D television and signing up to Sky’s 3D channel? No, we didn't know the answers...