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Asus MeMo Pad 7 review
4.0 stars

Asus MeMo Pad 7 review

By Mike Lowe

There's been a surge in affordable phones and tablets of late, devices with fair feature sets in spite of their asking prices. The Asus MeMo Pad 7 is one such device; a 7-inch tablet that gives the likes of the Tesco Hudl a run for its money and is knocking... Read more

OnePlus One review
5.0 stars

OnePlus One review

By Mike Lowe

At times the mobile market seems like a stalemate between the big players. Every year we see Apple, Samsung, HTC and LG battle it out to make the best, most popular phone of the year - it's like clockwork. But now the OnePlus One is here to shake things... Read more

Sony Alpha A6000 review
4.5 stars

Sony Alpha A6000 review

By Mike Lowe

The Sony A6000 is, in some respects, the older NEX-6 reincarnate. Which puts it in good stead: as far as interchangeable lens cameras go, the NEX-6 was one of our favourite small scale models with a built-in electronic viewfinder, so the Alpha A6000 arrives... Read more

Titanium Strong Blackout challenge: Drivers behind the laser-laden driving promo video talk the future of racing

Titanium Strong Blackout challenge: Drivers behind the laser-laden driving promo video talk the future of racing

By Mike Lowe

One month ago to the day Castrol put out the latest promo for its latest motor oil. Oil, that's boring no? Not when there's budget and a bit of imagination. The proof is in viewership as the Castrol Edge Titanium Strong Blackout video has already racked... Read more

Xbox Studios boss: 'Hats off to Sony. They've got great momentum right now'

Xbox Studios boss: 'Hats off to Sony. They've got great momentum right now'

By Mike Lowe

It's not every day that you get to interview the big cheese of Microsoft's Xbox Redmond Game Studios. But in-between playing all the latest and greatest games at this year's E3 expo in Los Angeles that's exactly what we did.These gigs usually go as so:... Read more

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III review
5.0 stars

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III review

By Mike Lowe

If you want a pocketable high-end compact camera that offers it all, it looks as though Sony may have finally cracked it with the Cyber-shot RX100 III. This third-generation model delivers a large 1-inch sensor size, but rewrites the earlier RX100 rulebook... Read more

Citroen C4 Cactus in pictures: The car with air cushions for bumpers

Citroen C4 Cactus in pictures: The car with air cushions for bumpers

By Mike Lowe

Despite its prickly-sounding name, the Citroen C4 Cactus is anything but. We first saw the Cactus as a concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2013 and things have moved along fast.The road-worthy C4 2014 model, shown here, has bypassed the HybridAir... Read more

Ford Fiesta ST3 (2014): First drive in peppy new 1.6L turbo

Ford Fiesta ST3 (2014): First drive in peppy new 1.6L turbo

By Mike Lowe

It's one thing taking a look at the new Ford Fiesta ST3. It's another thing entirely to lob it round the Goodwood Hillclimb circuit at this year's Festival of Speed. Which is exactly what we did, and what a thrill this 1.6-litre turbo-charged beast is... Read more

Jaguar C-X17 in pictures: Jag's 4x4 crossover concept shows face at Goodwood festival

Jaguar C-X17 in pictures: Jag's 4x4 crossover concept shows face at Goodwood festival

By Mike Lowe

It's not the first time we've seen the Jaguar C-X17 concept 4x4 Sport SUV, but it is the first time we've seen it appear in a red coat of paint and one step closer to its 2016 anticipated release date.Measuring 4.72m long and at 1.96m wide the crossover... Read more

Nikon D810 unveiled: New 36-megapixel DSLR employs top-of-line D4S features

Nikon D810 unveiled: New 36-megapixel DSLR employs top-of-line D4S features

By Mike Lowe

The Nikon D800 was one of the only ground-breaking DSLR cameras to hit the market in recent years. Its successor, the Nikon D810, which was unveiled today, might not be such a landmark model but it amplifies what was already great and tweaks it to be... Read more

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 review
4.5 stars

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 review

By Mike Lowe

Bigger isn't always better, but if you want a premium superzoom camera then physical size is an inevitable part of the package. In the case of the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 it also means a jumbo feature set, including a 25-400mm f/2.8-4.0 equivalent zoom... Read more

Best soundbars 2014: Boost your TV audio with these one-box solutions

Best soundbars 2014: Boost your TV audio with these one-box solutions

By Mike Lowe

Looking for a soundbar to boost your TV audio and want a single-box solution without the fuss of a receiver and a million different wires? Then you've come to the right place in our soundbar and speaker base round-up.Over the past weeks we've been bringing... Read more

EE Kestrel review
4.5 stars

EE Kestrel review

By Mike Lowe

As much as we love premium smartphones, we're less keen on their inevitable price tags and resulting empty wallet situation. But right now there's a battle going on among the sub-£150 smartphone market - and it's really hotting up. The EE Kestrel enters... Read more

LG G3 gold in pictures at Pocket-lint Tech Tavern

LG G3 gold in pictures at Pocket-lint Tech Tavern

By Mike Lowe

We've already seen the LG G3 at its launch event in the UK and were impressed with the Quad HD display. But ever the fickle types its white finish washed over us. For some added bling to your smartphone zing here's a look at the LG G3 in gold.Shimmering,... Read more

Canon EOS 1200D review
4.0 stars

Canon EOS 1200D review

By Mike Lowe

The entry-level DSLR market has slowed in terms of product releases in recent years. Indeed it's taken three years for Canon to out the 1200D - that's Rebel T5 for our American friends - and while we don't mind waiting for the right kit to come along... Read more

Little Big Planet 3 gameplay preview: PS4 sequel focuses on multiplayer

Little Big Planet 3 gameplay preview: PS4 sequel focuses on multiplayer

By Mike Lowe

We've always been big fans of Little Big Planet, so the E3 gaming expo announcement that it's coming to PS4 this Christmas in the form of Little Big Planet 3 got us rather excited. Then we got the play the game in two player multiplayer to see whether... Read more

Tales from the Borderlands preview: Telltale Games treatment for Borderlands

Tales from the Borderlands preview: Telltale Games treatment for Borderlands

By Mike Lowe

Telltale Games does things a little differently to most games makers. Its dialogue-driven titles are presented in a graphic novel style and feel more like an interactive drama series than just a game. The company's latest effort, Tales from the Borderlands,... Read more

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare preview: Invisibility, guns, grenades and jetpacks in 2058

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare preview: Invisibility, guns, grenades and jetpacks in 2058

By Mike Lowe

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare sees Activision throw everything at the latest instalment in its first person shooter franchise. This time around CoD fast-forwards 44 years. And in 2058 soldiers don super-strength exoskeletons which can temporarily render... Read more

The Crew gameplay preview: Driving game meets massive multiplayer online

The Crew gameplay preview: Driving game meets massive multiplayer online

By Mike Lowe

The Crew is quite unlike any other driving game experience we've ever played. With an open-world premise, the entirety of the USA is mapped out and available at your fingertips, which presents a huge landscape through which to craft your own game.Shown... Read more

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Seige gameplay preview: Fortify, attack and destroy in intimate multiplayer

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Seige gameplay preview: Fortify, attack and destroy in intimate multiplayer

By Mike Lowe

It's been over five years since we played a Rainbow Six console title, with the latest title Seige being Ubisoft's "just one more game" moment of the 2014 E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles.The resulting tactical shooter, which we played behind closed doors... Read more

Nissan X-Trail review (2014)
3.5 stars

Nissan X-Trail review (2014)

By Mike Lowe

It's rare we would ever call an SUV sexy, and while the 2014 Nissan X-Trail doesn't quite acquire that label it's a darn sight prettier than its predecessors. In many respects the X-Trail looks like the plumper sibling of the Nissan Qashqai, a car that... Read more

Sony PlayStation 4 Glacier White in pictures

Sony PlayStation 4 Glacier White in pictures

By Mike Lowe

You've seen the PlayStation 4 in black, now it's time to marvel at the PS4 in white. Or "Glacier White" in capitals as it's officially called.Captured behind glass at a closed-doors Sony Entertainment Europe exhibit at this year's E3 expo in Los Angeles,... Read more

Tom Clancy's The Division preview: 'Our game is an RPG' says Massive Entertainment

Tom Clancy's The Division preview: 'Our game is an RPG' says Massive Entertainment

By Mike Lowe

When we see the Tom Clancy name it tends to make us think of first person shooters (and novels, of course). Which is exactly why The Division, and its third person style, defied our expectations - and then exceeded them. "Our game is an RPG, and using... Read more

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000: Premium 4K superzoom gives Sony RX10 a run for its money

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000: Premium 4K superzoom gives Sony RX10 a run for its money

By Mike Lowe

Panasonic has entered the premium superzoom market with the announcement of the Lumix FZ1000. Its a big-bodied camera but with equally big features it's sure to give even the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 a run for its money.The concept of the Panasonic FZ1000... Read more

Forza Horizon 2 gameplay preview: Glorious racing, whatever the weather

Forza Horizon 2 gameplay preview: Glorious racing, whatever the weather

By Mike Lowe

Forza Horizon 2 is more than just the original racing game with some added weather effects. As you battle to stick your supercar to the tarmac in locations across southern Europe, it's hard to not marvel at the glorious graphics while dodging oncoming... Read more

Batman: Arkham Knight gameplay preview: A next-gen return to form

Batman: Arkham Knight gameplay preview: A next-gen return to form

By Mike Lowe

Let's all welcome the Batman to the next-generation, because after playing Batman: Arkham Knight on PS4 we have to say it looks fantastic. It's a return to form following Arkham City's less inspiring turn.Key to Arkham Knight is the sheer scale of things.... Read more

Far Cry 4 gameplay preview: Elephants, guns and microlites equals awesomeness

Far Cry 4 gameplay preview: Elephants, guns and microlites equals awesomeness

By Mike Lowe

The Far Cry 4 demo at this year's E3 expo in Los Angeles presents us with a trio of options: "Stealth / Ride / Fly" reads the fortress conquest screen. It's no contest, really, as "Ride" means we get to mount an elephant, smash down a fortress door and... Read more

Acer Aspire Switch 10 review
4.0 stars

Acer Aspire Switch 10 review

By Mike Lowe

The PC era is on its deathbed and manufacturers are reacting in experimental and interesting ways to evolve the market. The Acer Switch 10 is a multi-positional laptop-meets-tablet device, and while it's far from the first device to proposition such a... Read more

Sunset Overdrive gameplay preview: A gaggle of genres wrapped into one insane package

Sunset Overdrive gameplay preview: A gaggle of genres wrapped into one insane package

By Mike Lowe

Sunset Overdrive is a lot of things: colourful, cheeky, crazy. It's also tricky to master.The demo shown off at Microsoft's Xbox E3 media briefing showed our protagonist deftly swinging from wires, grinding on ledges, activating traps and shooting mutant... Read more

Hitman Sniper preview: Agent 47 comes to iPad in scope shooter

Hitman Sniper preview: Agent 47 comes to iPad in scope shooter

By Mike Lowe

The Hitman franchise continues its genre-hopping campaign with the forthcoming release of Hitman Sniper, an iPad and iPhone scope-based shooter. We got to play a pre-release version of the free-to-download game on iPad ahead of the autumn release date.... Read more

Battlecry gameplay preview: 32-player brawler ditches the guns for close-quarters combat

Battlecry gameplay preview: 32-player brawler ditches the guns for close-quarters combat

By Mike Lowe

Battlecry isn't your typical multiplayer deathmatch title. There is no gunpowder and therefore no guns in this parallel universe, so instead the game is all bows, blades and massive brawls.This free-to-play world, which fades into graphic novel style... Read more

Zelda Wii U gameplay unveiled, vast world and non-linear path promised - see the screens here

Zelda Wii U gameplay unveiled, vast world and non-linear path promised - see the screens here

By Mike Lowe

If Nintendo hadn't shown off Zelda for Wii U at this year's E3 expo in Los Angeles then not only would we have cried buckets, but it would have been the final nail in the coffin for Nintendo's console.But the Japanese company stepped up to the plate and... Read more

Amiibo for Wii U, Nintendo's answer to Disney Infinity, announced at E3 2014

Amiibo for Wii U, Nintendo's answer to Disney Infinity, announced at E3 2014

By Mike Lowe

Nintendo isn't just about new software at this year's E3. Using its Nintendo E3 live stream Reggie Fils-Aime, the USA CEO, also unveiled Amiibo - the company's answer to Disney Infinity.Amiibo are physical characters that can connect via the Wii U Gamepad... Read more

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End coming 2015 exclusively for PS4, watch the trailer right here

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End coming 2015 exclusively for PS4, watch the trailer right here

By Mike Lowe

It was introduced by Andrew House, Sony's president and CEO, as "one last title from one of the finest studios in the world" at the company's E3 media briefing in Los Angeles. It is, of course, the much talked about Uncharted 4. This outing going under... Read more

GTA 5: Coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC this autumn

GTA 5: Coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC this autumn

By Mike Lowe

A long-standing rumour can finally be laid to rest: Grand Theft Auto 5 will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC this autumn. Next-gen is go, as announced at the Sony media briefing at this year's E3 expo.For players of the game on PlayStation... Read more

Little Big Planet 3 for PS3 and PS4: Three new characters drive multiplayer focus

Little Big Planet 3 for PS3 and PS4: Three new characters drive multiplayer focus

By Mike Lowe

One of Sony's most loved franchises is due to make a return this Christmas. Little Big Planet is back for round three and this time it's the cooperative multiplayer action that sees the greatest boost.Our hero Sackboy returns, complete with new powers... Read more

Ubisoft's The Crew available 11 November for Xbox One, PS4 and PC

Ubisoft's The Crew available 11 November for Xbox One, PS4 and PC

By Mike Lowe

The Crew has got an official release date: its coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC on 11 November 2014. And if you can't wait that long then try your luck at getting access to the closed beta: registration begins 23 July (it's a dead link for the time being,... Read more

Far Cry 4 first 5 minutes of play revealed in E3 trailer - and it looks awesome

Far Cry 4 first 5 minutes of play revealed in E3 trailer - and it looks awesome

By Mike Lowe

Ubisoft kicked off its E3 2014 media briefing with the first five minutes of Far Cry 4. And it looks like it could well be an absolute stormer.The trailer follows you attempting to cross the Himalayan border, but things quickly take a turn for the worse.... Read more

Phantom Dust trailer shows Xbox One is all about revisiting the classics

Phantom Dust trailer shows Xbox One is all about revisiting the classics

By Mike Lowe

When the Xbox One was announced we saw Killer Instinct's revival in 2013. For 2014 now it's the turn of Phantom Dust, which was unveiled in a teaser trailer at the Xbox E3 media briefing in downtown Los Angeles.The same man behind the latest Killer Instinct,... Read more

Crackdown 3 unveiled: Xbox One exclusive due in 2015

Crackdown 3 unveiled: Xbox One exclusive due in 2015

By Mike Lowe

It's official: Crackdown 3 will be coming to Xbox One in 2015. And it's an exclusive title for Microsoft's next-gen console.Unveiled at the Xbox E3 media briefing in Los Angeles, the trailer showed off the game's multi-coloured neon cityscape. Looks like... Read more

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare E3 2014 trailer shows off futuristic first person shooter

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare E3 2014 trailer shows off futuristic first person shooter

By Mike Lowe

Xbox used Call of Duty: Advanced Warefare to kick off its E3 2014 media briefing. And boy did it start with a bang; the sound system made every bullet, bomb and bang rumble through the audience to add greater impact.But the thing that really strikes about... Read more

Xbox One’s road to success hangs on Halo 5. Can Master Chief put Microsoft in pole position?

Xbox One’s road to success hangs on Halo 5. Can Master Chief put Microsoft in pole position?

By Mike Lowe

All eyes were on Xbox at its E3 2014 press briefing to see what exclusive goodies it could come up with to secure the success of the Xbox One console. The answer? It all hangs on Halo.Throughout the briefing, which took place at The Galen Center in downtown... Read more

Tomb Raider returns in 2015: Rise of the Tomb Raider introed at E3 2014

Tomb Raider returns in 2015: Rise of the Tomb Raider introed at E3 2014

By Mike Lowe

Tomb Raider was one of our favourite titles to arrive in 2013. And now we have another one to look forward to. Unveiled at the Xbox media briefing at this year's E3, Rise of the Tomb Raider will see Lara Croft arrive back at the end of 2015.Details are... Read more

Assassin’s Creed 5: Unity gameplay trailer introduces collaborative multiplayer

Assassin’s Creed 5: Unity gameplay trailer introduces collaborative multiplayer

By Mike Lowe

At the E3 2014 Xbox media briefing, Vincent Pointbriant, senior producer at Ubisoft, announced that Assassin’s Creed 5: Unity will be the first title in the franchise to introduce collaborative multiplayer.Via Xbox Live it will be possible to join up... Read more

Watch the Xbox E3 2014 press conference right here, Pocket-lint hosts official live stream

Watch the Xbox E3 2014 press conference right here, Pocket-lint hosts official live stream

By Mike Lowe

It's E3 gaming expo o'clock once again, and in the follow-up year to its Xbox One announcement Pocket-lint is on hand at the show in LA to bring you all the latest news and goodies.We're also proud to present the live feed of the Xbox E3 Media Briefing,... Read more

Sony Cyber-shot HX60V review
3.5 stars

Sony Cyber-shot HX60V review

By Mike Lowe

There is no shortage of 30x optical zoom compact cameras on the market in 2014, with the Sony Cyber-shot HX60V slotting neatly into the company's compact lineup. If you're looking for a zoom to cater for wide-angle group shots and those far-and-away subjects... Read more

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ review
4.0 stars

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ review

By Mike Lowe

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ is no ordinary tablet. Just once glance at the cylindrical bulge to its side edge, which doubles as a built-in flip-stand, confirms that.Now in its second-generation configuration, it seems Lenovo has been listening to criticism... Read more

Apple Family Sharing new to iOS 8: Access purchases and share content among the whole family

Apple Family Sharing new to iOS 8: Access purchases and share content among the whole family

By Mike Lowe

One of the main themes to come out of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference 2014 is that Apple is opening up cross-device sharing. Family Sharing is part of the forthcoming iOS 8 iPhone and iPad operating system update and will give families of up to... Read more

Nissan Juke review (2014)
4.0 stars

Nissan Juke review (2014)

By Mike Lowe

When we first reviewed the Nissan Juke we found it fun, but weren't entirely thrilled with its every aspect. So we stepped into the revamped 2014 Juke with some trepidation.Described as the "facelift" model, we had fears that those distinctive looks might... Read more

Hands-on: Pentax 645Z review

Hands-on: Pentax 645Z review

By Mike Lowe

Is there still life in medium format cameras? Pentax thinks so with the introduction of the 645Z, the second medium format model in its digital line. Replacing the 40-megapixel 645D, the 51-megapixel 645Z makes some critical changes, including a price... Read more