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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

Watch Dogs review
4.5 stars

Watch Dogs review

By Mike Lowe

Few games have as much weight on their shoulders as Watch Dogs. When the open-world, hacking-themed title was delayed back in November 2013 it left a lingering question: had ongoing hype set the bar of expectation too high? Ubisoft took a step back to... Read more

Qualcomm: 'Snapdragon 805 is the first end-to-end full 4K mobile experience'

Qualcomm: 'Snapdragon 805 is the first end-to-end full 4K mobile experience'

By Mike Lowe

Qualcomm is making one thing abundantly clear about its forthcoming Snapdragon 805 processor: it's all about 4K."Our belief is that 4K will be driven by mobile," said Tim McDonough, Qualcomm's vice president of marketing, at a preview session exploring... Read more

Microsoft Surface 2 4G review
4.0 stars

Microsoft Surface 2 4G review

By Mike Lowe

Just shy of a year ago the original Surface RT landed in Pocket-lint towers. And we were rather taken with its ambition. A tablet looking to steal the crown from laptops - a great idea. But an idea that, as we were acutely aware then, carried with it... Read more

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review
4.0 stars

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review

By Mike Lowe

As the compact camera market continues to shrink, the outlay of new product seems to be surfing a common theme: zoom is increasing in a war waged with fixed-lens smartphone cameras. The Canon PowerShot SX700 HS - the update to the earlier SX280 HS model... Read more

Wolfenstein: The New Order review
4.0 stars

Wolfenstein: The New Order review

By Mike Lowe

Count to four. Inhale. You're going to need that breath, for Wolfenstein: The New Order is a grizzly ride on the insane-go-round. The premise of the title has always been teetering on the absurd: Nazis with futuristic technologies have won the Second... Read more

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III adds built-in electronic viewfinder and wider-angle, faster lens to RX-line

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III adds built-in electronic viewfinder and wider-angle, faster lens to RX-line

By Mike Lowe

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III has been announced, boasting a new 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 (equivalent) lens and new built-in electronic viewfinder. It arrives alongside the original and second-generation RX100 models to sit at the top of the trio as the most... Read more

Toshiba Encore review
3.5 stars

Toshiba Encore review

By Mike Lowe

The 8-inch tablet market is full of a raft of devices to choose from, many of which double-up as laptop alternatives with keyboard dock and stylus inputs. Not so the Toshiba Encore, a full Windows 8.1 device that is just that; no additional bells and... Read more

Huawei Ascend P7 review
4.0 stars

Huawei Ascend P7 review

By Mike Lowe

Huawei just took the gloves off. The Ascend P7 is the most serious smartphone that the Chinese company has ever made, designed to offer decent performance wrapped around a 5-inch HD screen and admirable design. Throw in speedy 4G connectivity at a price... Read more

Toshiba Kira review
3.5 stars

Toshiba Kira review

By Mike Lowe

Laptops these days are statements of design as much as they are capable powerhouses able to crunch through almost any task you throw at them. The Toshiba Kira is the company's bash at high-end design, delivering a slim and capable machine packed with... Read more

Canon PowerShot G1 X MkII review
4.5 stars

Canon PowerShot G1 X MkII review

By Mike Lowe

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is the company's highest spec compact camera yet, superseding the original G1 X from 2012. Far from being a straightforward rehash of the earlier large sensor model, the Mark II is a total rework. It's built around a... Read more

Panasonic Lumix GH4 review
5.0 stars

Panasonic Lumix GH4 review

By Mike Lowe

We've often thought of the Panasonic GH series as the best consumer interchangeable lens system for video capture on the market. It's not hard to see why: the Panasonic Lumix GH4 offers 4K video capture at usable frame rates. On paper that's untouchable... Read more

HP Pavilion x360 review
3.0 stars

HP Pavilion x360 review

By Mike Lowe

The post-PC era is upon us and we're in a period of transition. There are tablets, there are laptops and there are devices that want to do more than the two combined. Take the HP Pavilion x360, a touchscreen device that outwardly looks like a laptop but... Read more

Acer Iconia One 7 & Iconia Tab 7 pictures and hands-on

Acer Iconia One 7 & Iconia Tab 7 pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

If there's a hotly contested tablet category it has to be the affordable 7-inch sector. And Acer has unveiled an additional two tabs to add to the stack: the Iconia One 7 and Iconia Tab 7, both of which we've got our hands on at the company's A Touch... Read more

Acer Aspire Switch 10 pictures and hands-on

Acer Aspire Switch 10 pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

When we see the Aspire brand we immediately think laptops. But Acer is on a mission to change in 2014, as the "four in one" Acer Aspire Switch 10 can attest. This is Aspire doing laptop, tablet and a number of in-between forms too.The concept isn't new... Read more

Acer Aspire Switch 10 unveiled: One device, four positions via magnetic hinge design

Acer Aspire Switch 10 unveiled: One device, four positions via magnetic hinge design

By Mike Lowe

Acer has unveiled its Aspire Switch 10 at its A Touch More Connected press event in New York.A 10.1-inch "four in one" Windows 8.1 device that can switch between laptop, tablet, display and "tent" positions, Acer has opted for a magnetic Snap Hinge to... Read more

Nikon D4S review
5.0 stars

Nikon D4S review

By Mike Lowe

The Nikon D4S created a lot of buzz when it was first teased at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014. The pinnacle of Nikon's pro DSLR lineup, it arrives some two years after the earlier D4 model, touting faster performance and autofocus system updates... Read more

Philips Fidelio E2 review
4.0 stars

Philips Fidelio E2 review

By Mike Lowe

We've seen boat loads of Bluetooth speakers in recent times, with the trend for portable single units being a more common trend. Philips, on the other hand, has delivered a more classic stereo bookshelf speaker system: the Fidelio E2, codenamed BTS5700.By... Read more

Watch Dogs preview: Four hours of play in the defining open-world game of 2014

Watch Dogs preview: Four hours of play in the defining open-world game of 2014

By Mike Lowe

When Watch Dogs was delayed back in November 2013 it single-handedly postponed next-gen gaming for many. Faces drooped, hearts sank, and there was a lingering question as to whether the hype machine had set the bar of expectation beyond even the game's... Read more

Lytro ups its aspirations, introduces Illum light field camera for $1,599

Lytro ups its aspirations, introduces Illum light field camera for $1,599

By Mike Lowe

Lytro makes light field cameras, devices that work in an entirely different way to normal digital cameras: captured results be refocused after shooting and only displayed digitally. Now the company has announced the Illum, a camera with greater aspirations.... Read more

Windows Phone 8.1 review
4.0 stars

Windows Phone 8.1 review

By Mike Lowe

Windows Phone 8.1 is (sort of) here and it's a much needed boost to the Microsoft operating system. Better presentation, more personalisation, the voice assist Cortana, quick actions and notifications via Action Center and a number of other tweaks throughout.At... Read more

Canon EOS 100D White pictures and hands-on

Canon EOS 100D White pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

No prizes for what makes the Canon EOS 100D White DSLR special. Yep, it's got a white coat of paint.A year after the release of the world's smallest and lightest DSLR, that being the Canon EOS 100D, the white model delivers a nigh-on identical package.... Read more

How to get Cortana to work on Windows Phone in the UK

How to get Cortana to work on Windows Phone in the UK

By Mike Lowe

Here's a loaded question: how do you get Cortana voice assist on your Windows Phone 8 device in the UK?Technically you're supposed to wait until the second half of 2014 when Cortana will roll out as part of a Windows Phone 8.1 update. America will get... Read more

Nikon Coolpix P7800 review
4.0 stars

Nikon Coolpix P7800 review

By Mike Lowe

Nikon is on the up when it comes to its compact cameras. And if you're looking for a high-end model then the Coolpix P7800 may have already made it onto your shortlist, alongside similar models such as the Canon PowerShot G16.Ultimately similar to the... Read more

Pentax 645Z adds 50-megapixel sensor to medium format range

Pentax 645Z adds 50-megapixel sensor to medium format range

By Mike Lowe

There are camera and then there are cameras. Ricoh Pentax has just announced a wedge of camera gear that firmly sits in the latter category: the medium format Pentax 645Z.An update to the earlier Pentax 645D, the Z is the second model in the company's... Read more

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review
4.0 stars

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review

By Mike Lowe

Tablet season 2014 is upon us and vying for your attention is the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. It's slimmer, lighter and more powerful than its Tablet Z predecessor and offers some standout features such as waterproofing.If you want to splash around in the... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S5 Copper Gold pictures and hands-on

Samsung Galaxy S5 Copper Gold pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available, but if you want an SGS5 with added bling then the Copper Gold edition might have caught your eye. Frankly, it'd be hard for anyone to ignore, whether you're a fan of the different colour finish or not.But before... Read more

Spaced360 review
4.0 stars

Spaced360 review

By Mike Lowe

Bluetooth speakers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes these days. Spaced360 is something a little different: a three-pointed-star-shaped speaker capable of throwing sound out through 360-degrees. It embodies Orbitsound's Airsound technology which is... Read more

Nikon 1 J4 adds the power of touchscreen to compact system camera line

Nikon 1 J4 adds the power of touchscreen to compact system camera line

By Mike Lowe

Nikon has announced the 1 J4, adding touchscreen and other features to the company's compact system camera line.The 1-series has been under constant refinement, arriving at a point where the J4 looks a lot like a high-end compact camera. The stripped-back... Read more

Humax HB-1000S Freesat HD box review
4.5 stars

Humax HB-1000S Freesat HD box review

By Mike Lowe

There was a time when we didn't really understand Freesat. And in a world where increasing numbers of set-top boxes and catch-up devices are available for as little as a tenner, we weren't sure the satellite-dish-provided free TV service could ever suit... Read more

Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1 review
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1 review

By Mike Lowe

Samsung is certainly no stranger to tablets. But you might be left scratching your head and wondering what's what given how many model numbers and sizes are available throughout its ranges.Enter the Samsung Galaxy TabPro 10.1, the 10.1-inch Android tablet... Read more

Sony Alpha A7S: new 12-megapixel full-frame model capable of 4K video

Sony Alpha A7S: new 12-megapixel full-frame model capable of 4K video

By Mike Lowe

Sony has unveiled a new addition to its full-frame compact system camera at the NAB show in Las Vegas: the Alpha A7S.It's a bold move as the A7S follows on from the original A7 and A7R models just a matter of months after launch. The "S" is built around... Read more

Dell XPS 13 review (2014)
4.5 stars

Dell XPS 13 review (2014)

By Mike Lowe

When Dell unleashed the XPS 13 it was one of the few Ultrabook devices that could stand up against the strength of the Apple MacBook Air. Not all of us are Apple users, of course, so the prospect of a slim, light, attractive and powerful Windows portable... Read more

Child of Light preview: Storybook RPG plays with dream-like charm

Child of Light preview: Storybook RPG plays with dream-like charm

By Mike Lowe

When most games these days are based around shooting things while head-nodding to a rock-out soundtrack, or racing fast cars while drumming techno into your ear canals, it's a refreshing change to play a game like Child of Light.Imagine unfolding a hand-drawn... Read more

TomTom Runner Cardio & Multi-Sport Cardio add built-in heart rate monitor, Bluetooth app sync

TomTom Runner Cardio & Multi-Sport Cardio add built-in heart rate monitor, Bluetooth app sync

By Mike Lowe

TomTom has refreshed its Runner and Multi-Sport sports watches with the addition of new Cardio models, capable of measuring heart rate using a wrist-based built-in heart-rate monitor.Pocket-lint is at the London launch where we've been quick-testing the... Read more

Jabra Solemate review (second-gen)
3.5 stars

Jabra Solemate review (second-gen)

By Mike Lowe

The Jabra Solemate is a portable Bluetooth speaker, back in its NFC-capable second-gen form. It might look more like a luminescent character from Pacman spliced with a Dr Martens sole but its design - which, as the name suggests, takes its cues from shoe... Read more

Hands-on: Goat Simulator review

Hands-on: Goat Simulator review

By Mike Lowe

Goats are threatening to be the internet's next big superstars. We've seen hilarious YouTube clips of goats screaming like humans, fainting goats and, to top all that, now there's the brand new PC game: Goat Simulator. Yes you read that correctly. And... Read more

Nikon Coolpix P340 review
4.0 stars

Nikon Coolpix P340 review

By Mike Lowe

When it comes to high-end compact cameras there are lots of options out there. Most of those, however, happen to cost a pretty penny. Although the Nikon Coolpix P340 couldn't be called "budget" it does undercut many of its competitors on the price front... Read more

Olympus Stylus 1 review
4.0 stars

Olympus Stylus 1 review

By Mike Lowe

One glance at the Olympus Stylus 1 and it's hard to ignore how much it looks like a smaller version of the interchangeable lens Olympus OM-D series. Only it's not: this is a high-end compact camera with design cues adopted from the company's top-end interchangeable... Read more

Assassin's Creed 5 official, Ubisoft teases video of next-gen 'Unity' game

Assassin's Creed 5 official, Ubisoft teases video of next-gen 'Unity' game

By Mike Lowe

Assassin's Creed 5 is official and will be the first title in the series truly made for the next-gen consoles. Exciting stuff. Entitled Assassin's Creed: Unity (no numbers in the official title) there are few details about the game at present, expect... Read more

Infamous: Second Son review
4.0 stars

Infamous: Second Son review

By Mike Lowe

Infamous: Second Son is the game that every PlayStation 4 owner has been waiting for, whether an existing Infamous fan or not. It's the cool TV ad - well, the American one without the shouty British voice-over anyway - that's done it. All those quick... Read more