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What is Tizen and what devices will it appear on?
What is Tizen and what devices will it appear on? By Ian Morris

Tizen as an operating system has been around for a few years but hadn't, until recently, resulted in any tangible consumer products. That's slowly changing with the Samsung NX300M and NX30 cameras, a version of the NX1, the Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch and... Read more

Sol Republic Relays review
5.0 stars Sol Republic Relays review By Ian Morris

We loved the Sol Republic Calvin Harris tuned over-the-ear headphones that we reviewed last year. In fact we loved them so much that we nominated them for an award. What made those headphones so special was that they were a perfect package of sound quality,... Read more

Dali Kubik Free review
5.0 stars Dali Kubik Free review By Ian Morris

Buying good speakers has never been cheap, if you want quality then you have to stump up a bit of cash. That said, we've never considered paying nearly £1,000 for a pair of Bluetooth speakers before. On the surface, that sounds ridiculous because you... Read more

Hands-on: D-Link EyeOn Baby Monitor review
Hands-on: D-Link EyeOn Baby Monitor review By Ian Morris

Baby monitors are one of those things that have changed things for the better. These days, you can listen out for murmurs and requests and make sure your little ones stay asleep. And that's exactly the one thing all parents want: sleep.D-Link is best... Read more

Jawbone Up24 review
4.5 stars Jawbone Up24 review By Ian Morris

We've reviewed the Jawbone Up in its previous guises, so you may already be familiar with this fitness tracker and sleep monitor. The latest iteration is the Jawbone Up24, an updated product that works in greater detail than its predecessors.Up24 works... Read more

Asus Xonar Essence STU
4.0 stars Asus Xonar Essence STU By Ian Morris

After quite some years of CD, music seems to have taken something of a backwards step, at least in terms of quality. If you bought a lot of CDs, you've probably heard how good they sound, and MP3 may be a bit of a disappointment as a result. Of course,... Read more

Elgato EyeTV Netstream 4Sat
4.5 stars Elgato EyeTV Netstream 4Sat By Ian Morris

The Elgato EyeTV Netstream 4Sat is something that offers some real advantages to people who already have a satellite dish. The idea of the product is simple: you feed it between one and four satellite inputs, which it bundles up into a package that allows... Read more

Hands-on: Alfa Romeo 4C review
Hands-on: Alfa Romeo 4C review By Ian Morris

You would think more car events would happen in the Isle of Man. For a start, out of the towns and villages, the speed limit is derestricted. That doesn't mean 60mph, it means there is no limit. The Isle of Man loves motor vehicles though, and the craziness... Read more

Hands-on: Panasonic AX802 Freetime TV
Hands-on: Panasonic AX802 Freetime TV By Ian Morris

There's no going back now, Panasonic has stopped production of its plasma TV line. Now, the firm is looking to LCD with LED backlights for its TV range, but the good news is the company is still innovating, and to that end it has introduced the first... Read more

Nikon D3300 review
4.0 stars Nikon D3300 review By Ian Morris

These days choosing a camera around £500 is tricky. You can pick a DSLR like the Nikon D3300, or you could go for a mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera, or even a top-spec compact instead. That makes the selection process even harder than ever before.Given... Read more

LG G Flex review
4.0 stars LG G Flex review By Ian Morris

LG is the company of bendy screens, epitomised by the LG G Flex smartphone. While Samsung is pursuing the same goal, it is not quite at the same level.Honestly have very mixed feelings about the whole flexible screen thing. In TVs we're quite sure curved... Read more

Steam in-home streaming will change gaming for the better
Steam in-home streaming will change gaming for the better By Ian Morris

Valve is rolling forward in a way we haven't seen for a while. As gamers are predicting a Half-life 3, the firm has been working on other projects.There are three significant areas here. The first is the Steam box, a PC that's intended for one task:... Read more

Hands-on video: LG G Flex
Hands-on video: LG G Flex By Ian Morris

We got our review sample of the all-new G Flex, and wanted to throw it in a video as soon as possible, because it’s an exciting handset. So here, for your enjoyment, is our first look at the G Flex.What are we thinking so far. Well, first, the battery... Read more

Motorola Moto X review (UK edition)
4.5 stars Motorola Moto X review (UK edition) By Ian Morris

No, your eyes are not deceiving you, this is the second time we've reviewed the Motorola Moto X. This is not something we're going to make a habit of, but in this case we think there's a real need to look at the device as it launches in the UK.Not because... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review (2014 Edition)
4.5 stars Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review (2014 Edition) By Ian Morris

Samsung is doing a good job for many of its devices. The Note 3 is one of our favourite phones, and the Note 2 10.1 was a tablet that we expected not to like, but ended up adoring. A new year must bring a new Note, and that is the updated Galaxy Note... Read more

Pure Jongo S3 review
3.5 stars Pure Jongo S3 review By Ian Morris

When the Pure Jongo S3 arrived in the office we didn't quite get the point at first. A battery powered Bluetooth speaker is always handy, but we'd seen enough to know that if we're going to get on with them, they need to have a unique selling point.Where... Read more

Motorola: Moto X is not competing with the Nexus 5
Motorola: Moto X is not competing with the Nexus 5 By Ian Morris

"How is the Moto X different to the cheaper Nexus 5?" is the question that we found ourselves asking as soon as we heard Motorola's flagship phone was coming to the UK. It was, therefore, something we put to Motorola's James Soames our our interview with... Read more

Turtle Beach Ear Force Z22 review
5.0 stars Turtle Beach Ear Force Z22 review By Ian Morris

Gaming headsets, at first glance, might seem like the sort of thing that aren't of interest to most people unless you're a hardcore gamer. But we've been using the Turtle Beach Ear Force Z22 for a while now, and we have to say, we think there's a lot... Read more

GoPro wins Science and Technology Emmy award for its contribution to film and TV production
GoPro wins Science and Technology Emmy award for its contribution to film and TV production By Ian Morris

There is little doubt that the GoPro has changed the market in camcorders. Gone are those days when you needed to keep a camera dry and away from shocks. We now live in a world where everyone records everything they do, and some of that stuff is exceptionally... Read more

Naim UnitiQute 2 review
4.5 stars Naim UnitiQute 2 review By Ian Morris

Stuff that costs over a grand is always a hard sell in hi-fi. There are some good reasons for that, and some bad ones. Simply put though, the quality of standard equipment has fallen so far that you can now get some really nice sounding audio gear for... Read more

Video: Corsair RGB programmable keyboard to launch this year, has Cherry MX colour LEDs
Video: Corsair RGB programmable keyboard to launch this year, has Cherry MX colour LEDs By Ian Morris

As odd as it might sound, we do get stupidly excited about a nice keyboard, and they don't come much nicer than Corsair's Vengeance series of gaming keyboards. We've reviewed the K70, and it remains one of the nicest keyboards of all time, and we're still... Read more

Canon announces Legria mini X, HF R56 and R506 camcorders
Canon announces Legria mini X, HF R56 and R506 camcorders By Ian Morris

While CES rumbles on, it's business as usual for the Canon camcorder department, which has announced three new models today, the Legria mini X, Legria HF R56 and Legria HF R506. Ask any product manager about this sort of device, and they might well look... Read more

Blue Microphones announce Mo-Fi, for mobile hi-fi
Blue Microphones announce Mo-Fi, for mobile hi-fi By Ian Morris

We love Blue Microphones, they are top-notch quality, with quirky designs that give brilliant sound performance for a sensible price. So we're pretty pleased to hear about the company's new "Mo-Fi" concept, which appears to be an attempt to bring hi-fi... Read more

DJI Phantom 2 Vision review
5.0 stars DJI Phantom 2 Vision review By Ian Morris

Drones are a hot issue at the moment. Products such as the DJI Phantom 2 are not only amazing, they change the recreational market because similar devices typically costs thousands of pounds. Not so with the DJI - the price tag is closer within reach... Read more

BT, TalkTalk and Sky porn filters also found to block legitimate sex education sites
BT, TalkTalk and Sky porn filters also found to block legitimate sex education sites By Ian Morris

After months of debate, internet service providers have started to engage filters to protect children from porn at the behest of the UK government.For new BT customers, TalkTalk customers and Sky subscribers these filters will be automatically switched... Read more

Hands-on: Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid first drive
Hands-on: Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid first drive By Ian Morris

We didn't have very long with the Porsche Panamera, but we thought it was worth some hands-on love, because it's a very special car. We've spent time with the diesel previously, and really liked it and the truth is, the Panamera is a bit weird to initially... Read more

LG G Pad 8.3 review
4.5 stars LG G Pad 8.3 review By Ian Morris

LG admits that its first foray into tablet computing wasn't exactly a roaring success. Although there was nothing to hate about the LG Optimus Pad we could only find enough stuff to like to give it three stars. LG then seemingly gave up on tablets but... Read more

Stream satellite TV to your phone or tablet with Elgato's EyeTV Netstream 4Sat
Stream satellite TV to your phone or tablet with Elgato's EyeTV Netstream 4Sat By Ian Morris

British homes have always relied on the over-the-air broadcast of TV channels. But in an HD and 4K world, and with 4G mobile services in demand, the available bandwidth for terrestrial TV is shrinking. So surely it would be better to use the much less... Read more

Sony moves in to Pinewood Studios and talks to us about 4K production
Sony moves in to Pinewood Studios and talks to us about 4K production By Ian Morris

To see what's what in the world of motion picture production, we went along to Pinewood Studios to have a look at the facilities there, and to see what Sony is doing with its new motion picture cameras, and how digital is coming along as a technology... Read more

Video review: Pocket-lint goes shooting with ear-defending GunSonics iPhone app
Video review: Pocket-lint goes shooting with ear-defending GunSonics iPhone app By Ian Morris

Apart from all the more obvious problems with firearms, one that you might not have thought about is how long-term use of a gun for sport or hunting hurts your hearing. If you shoot for competition, sport or other reason, then you might find that you're... Read more

Teac USB DAC Amplifier AI-501DA review
4.5 stars Teac USB DAC Amplifier AI-501DA review By Ian Morris

If you live on your computer and want to hear better sound then you need to break away from the in-built soundcard and move to an external digital-to-analogue converter (DAC). That's where the Teac AI-501DA - an integrated amplifier and USB DAC - comes... Read more

Western Digital My Passport Ultra review
4.5 stars Western Digital My Passport Ultra review By Ian Morris

Portable hard drives aren't that glamorous, but when Western Digital offered to send over a USB 3.0 hard drive, it mentioned something interesting - that it was aimed at students going back to school. A TV-style flashback then commenced as we remembered... Read more

Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport Tech review
5.0 stars Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport Tech review By Ian Morris

It took 120 miles for us to fall in love with the Mazda MX-5. At first, and despite loving the idea of the small, reasonably cheap and pretty little sportscar, we just didn't get it. There wasn't a great deal to really grab our attention and it's got... Read more

Vauxhall Adam SLAM 1.4i ecoFLEX
4.5 stars Vauxhall Adam SLAM 1.4i ecoFLEX By Ian Morris

The Vauxhall Adam is a car that is aimed squarely at the city dweller. Compact, yet cool, it’s loaded with tech and complete with an economic engine that will not only save you money but also do less harm to the planet. It's ideal for younger drivers... Read more

Sony PS4 hands-on video review
Sony PS4 hands-on video review By Ian Morris

The US launch for the PS4 is now upon us, the console launches tomorrow in the US, and at the end of the month in the UK. With that in mind, we went to Sony's central London HQ to get some hands-on time with the console.And, the good news is, there's... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 tips and one-handed tricks
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 tips and one-handed tricks By Ian Morris

Big phones are the best phones, that's just a simple fact. Follow the logic from your TV, a bigger screen is better, makes TV more enjoyable and more immersive. So phones should be the same. Well, yes, in theory.The problem is, a phone is held in one... Read more

Western Digital WD TV Play review
4.5 stars Western Digital WD TV Play review By Ian Morris

With smart TVs becoming more popular, those with older sets they don't want to replace might want to look for something to add media playback features and online content from a separate box.The WD TV Play is one such a device. Small, light, cheap and... Read more

LG G Pad 8.3: Hands-on pictures with the Nexus 7 challenger
LG G Pad 8.3: Hands-on pictures with the Nexus 7 challenger By Ian Morris

LG's G Pad 8.3 is a smart idea for a tablet. We think this is about the right sort of size for a tablet, not as clunky as a 10-or-more-inch model, but a bit more screen real estate than a 7-inch tablet.From our, so far, limited time with the G Pad - a... Read more

Sol Republic Master Tracks XC headphones Studio Tuned by Calvin Harris
5.0 stars Sol Republic Master Tracks XC headphones Studio Tuned by Calvin Harris By Ian Morris

When Sol Republic announced that it had got Calvin Harris to studio tune its XC headphones, we felt a wave of apathy. Was such a branding exercise really necessary?But when we took a closer look at these cans something about them stood out. We just had... Read more

Electrolux portable air conditioner (EXP09HN1WI)
4.0 stars Electrolux portable air conditioner (EXP09HN1WI) By Ian Morris

Summer might be all but over, and that might lead you to ask why we're publishing an air conditioner review on this date. Well, there are a couple of reasons, which will become obvious as we progress. But, let's just say that an air conditioner is for... Read more

Blue Microphones Nessie review
5.0 stars Blue Microphones Nessie review By Ian Morris

Finding a good microphone can be a lot more tricky than you think, and a lot more important than you might assume. Here at Pocket-lint we use microphones for video, Skype calls and podcasting.So the Nessie has been a welcome addition to our tech arsenal,... Read more

Get a Pocket-lint live tile for Windows 8 with these simple steps
Get a Pocket-lint live tile for Windows 8 with these simple steps By Ian Morris

What you're probably missing is a live tile for your Windows 8 Start Screen that keeps you up to date about our current stories. The good news is, we can now offer you a Pocket-lint live tile that will serve as a bookmark for our site, as well as let... Read more

Jawbone Mini Jambox: Big sound, small package (video and pictures)
Jawbone Mini Jambox: Big sound, small package (video and pictures) By Ian Morris

We've always like the Jawbone Jambox range. The first one knocked us flat with its sound quality, the Big Jambox is a beast of a thing that sounds amazing, and the newest Mini Jambox is an evolution. Smaller, lighter, made from more solid materials and... Read more

Windows 8.1 review
4.5 stars Windows 8.1 review By Ian Morris

Windows 8 continues to be a product that attracts a lot of complaining. Some of that complaining is justified - at least to some extent - and some of it isn't. But no matter what we think of Windows 8, if the customers aren't on board, then the operating... Read more

Panasonic TX-P60ZT65B 60-inch plasma TV review
5.0 stars Panasonic TX-P60ZT65B 60-inch plasma TV review By Ian Morris

People who know about TVs, and have tested lots of them - as we have - will almost universally agree that plasma TVs are amazing. We wouldn't discount LCD as a display technology, but for the absolute best picture quality you really can't beat a plasma.... Read more

XSories Weye Feye video review
XSories Weye Feye video review By Ian Morris

If you're the owner of a digital SLR, then the XSories Weye Feye may very well be something you're interested in. Its skill, is taking a live feed from your camera, and sending it, over Wi-Fi (hence the name) to your phone or tablet. This means you can... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Gear review
3.5 stars Samsung Galaxy Gear review By Ian Morris

Some people think that the Galaxy Gear is a response to Apple's rumoured iWatch, which has yet to materialise. But the fact is, Samsung follows Sony in this interesting little market, and while we found the Sony watch interesting, it doesn't offer a massive... Read more

Western Digital MyCloud NAS drives: Cloudy with a chance of 4TB of storage
Western Digital MyCloud NAS drives: Cloudy with a chance of 4TB of storage By Ian Morris

Cloud storage is expensive, especially when you're talking about using it for 4TB of data. So Western Digital wants to sell you a cloud all of your own, for a one-off price and no monthly subscription. It's a NAS drive, like Western Digital's other devices,... Read more

Having trouble with the handwriting recognition on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Here's how to fix it
Having trouble with the handwriting recognition on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Here's how to fix it By Ian Morris

When we reviewed the Note 3, we noticed that the handwriting recognition was broken. It had been working perfectly when we first started using the phone, but then it randomly refused to turn our handwriting into proper text. A quick search online turned... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review
5.0 stars Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review By Ian Morris

Samsung's Galaxy Note has always been one of the company's more interesting products. It's the one that leads rather than follows the lead of another phone manufacturer. In many ways, it's the handset that proves Samsung can have great ideas that show... Read more