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Checking-in at the W with Apple Watch, is it the future for hotels?

Checking-in at the W with Apple Watch, is it the future for hotels?

By Stuart Miles

As we walk back to the hotel from dinner at a nearby restaurant it suddenly dawns on us that we don't have our room key. Having travelled to numerous hotels around the world, the key, now normally a card, is a stable addition to our back pocket.Tonight... Read more

Land Rover creates unique Defender to show off rugby's Webb Ellis Cup

Land Rover creates unique Defender to show off rugby's Webb Ellis Cup

By Stuart Miles

Land Rover has created a "Trophy wagon" to show off the Webb Ellis Cup ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2015 in September.The vehicle, which is a customised Defender 110 station wagon, has been modified by the company's Special Vehicle Operations team to... Read more

Why aren't all USB cables like this?

Why aren't all USB cables like this?

By Stuart Miles

Why has nobody ever thought of this before? That's the question we've been left asking ourselves after seeing a new USB cable that ditches the need for it to be the right way up.While USB-C promises to work regardless of which way you put it into the... Read more

PopSlate review: Adding a second screen to your iPhone

PopSlate review: Adding a second screen to your iPhone

By Stuart Miles

Born from a successful Kickstarter campaign, the PopSlate is an iPhone case that features a mono 4-inch E-Ink display that allows you to connect to your iPhone and "pop" pictures from the dedicated app to the slate on the back.Like a poor man's YotaPhone but... Read more

Forget head tracking on Oculus Rift, Fove VR headset can track your eyes

Forget head tracking on Oculus Rift, Fove VR headset can track your eyes

By Stuart Miles

When you read you don't move your head from side-to-side, just your eyes. And when you are looking around in your normal field of vision, you are not expected to make sharp and distinct head movements either. But that is what we are expected to do when... Read more

Apple MacBook review: Is port-free the future?
4.0 stars

Apple MacBook review: Is port-free the future?

By Stuart Miles

With its 12-inch super glossy Retina display and ultra portability, the new Apple MacBook promises users the chance to live the future of computing not tomorrow, but today.But by stripping out all the standard ports, has the company refined this particular... Read more

Gramofon will connect your existing Hi-Fi kit for Spotify Connect, multiroom streaming, more

Gramofon will connect your existing Hi-Fi kit for Spotify Connect, multiroom streaming, more

By Stuart Miles

A new box that will let you turn existing Hi-Fi kit into an internet connected solution for around £45, has gone on sale in the UK, bringing streaming music services to thousands of new homes.Called Gramofon, the black box plugs into your existing... Read more

Apple Watch apps: This is the experience Apple sells you

Apple Watch apps: This is the experience Apple sells you

By Stuart Miles

The Apple Watch launch has come and gone. If you're still debating buying one you probably want to know what you get from the Watch.Unlike Google's Android Wear found on smartwatches from Motorola, LG, Asus and others, Apple and third-party developers... Read more

Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit: Stimulating, lightweight, but tough on your calves

Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit: Stimulating, lightweight, but tough on your calves

By Stuart Miles

Barefoot running has seemingly come and gone. But if you look closely, brands are still supporting the idea of running as close to barefoot as possible, but without all the hype.Nike's approach is to offer three different running shoes as part of its... Read more

Apple Watch: You won't be able to buy in Apple store on day one

Apple Watch: You won't be able to buy in Apple store on day one

By Stuart Miles

If you're thinking you'll just walk into an Apple store on the 24 April and pick up an Apple Watch, think again.Apple has confirmed to Pocket-lint that the only way you'll be able to buy an Apple Watch is online or have an assistant at an Apple Store... Read more

Why are Apple users suddenly seeing alien emoji everywhere?

Why are Apple users suddenly seeing alien emoji everywhere?

By Stuart Miles

If you are suddenly seeing lots of "Aliens" in messages you are receiving or tweets on Twitter, don't panic it's not that planet Earth has been invaded, it is that you haven't updated your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8.3, or your Mac to OS 10.10.3 yet.With... Read more

DJI Phantom 3 rises to the sky bringing new features for aerial photographers

DJI Phantom 3 rises to the sky bringing new features for aerial photographers

By Stuart Miles

DJI, one of the leading drone makers in the market, has unveiled its latest aerial device, the Phantom 3.The new drone, which the company says pushes "accessible aerial creativity to new heights, providing greater image control, portability, performance... Read more

Apple Watch Edition gold hands-on: What to expect from Apple's £8,000 smartwatch

Apple Watch Edition gold hands-on: What to expect from Apple's £8,000 smartwatch

By Stuart Miles

Apple Watch is almost here. After months of speculation following the Cupertino announcement in September last year, we now have almost all the details of the new smartwatch from Apple: how it will work, how much it will cost, what the battery is going... Read more

Roku 2 refreshed, new search software coming to all users

Roku 2 refreshed, new search software coming to all users

By Stuart Miles

Roku has updated its Roku 2 TV streaming box, however the new package loses certain features to kept the cost down.The new on demand box that gives customers access to over 1400 channels, will now be identical to the Roku 3 box in terms of performance,... Read more

LG G4 smartphone screen revealed, rest of the phone still MIA

LG G4 smartphone screen revealed, rest of the phone still MIA

By Stuart Miles

LG has taken the interesting approach of announcing the screen it will be using in its new LG G4 flagship smartphone ahead of the launch of the phone later this month.The company's display arm, LG Display, has confirmed that its new shiny 5.5-inch QHD... Read more

Volvo wants cyclists to stand out more by painting their bikes and clothes

Volvo wants cyclists to stand out more by painting their bikes and clothes

By Stuart Miles

A spray-on reflective paint to help make cyclists more noticeable on the roads has been developed, and by a car company no less.That's right, cyclists worried about being seen at night by drivers will soon be able to turn their bike and themselves into... Read more

Blurred lines: Up close with the Frédérique Constant and Alpina smartwatches at Baselworld

Blurred lines: Up close with the Frédérique Constant and Alpina smartwatches at Baselworld

By Stuart Miles

First came the Withings Activité with its analogue approach and intelligent invisible smart capabilities. Now more Swiss companies are offering smartwatches with similar technologies, but are they as good? We caught up with watch makers Frédérique... Read more

2015 Under Armour compression gear put to the test

2015 Under Armour compression gear put to the test

By Stuart Miles

We’re only 6 minutes in to our training session and already we want to stop. We can’t take it any more, but we plough on for another 3 minutes, before resting for a further three. And then the pain starts again.Why? We’ve agreed to test Under Armour’s... Read more

MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (early 2015) review: May the Force be with you
4.5 stars

MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (early 2015) review: May the Force be with you

By Stuart Miles

The 2015 update to Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro includes the latest Force Touch trackpad, new Intel Broadwell processors, faster storage, and the promise of an even better battery life.While the MacBook Pro range is available in a 15-inch variant, the... Read more

Breitling B55 smartwatch hands-on: An instrument for pros rather than notifications on the go

Breitling B55 smartwatch hands-on: An instrument for pros rather than notifications on the go

By Stuart Miles

"Instruments for Professionals" Breitling's UK MD Gavin Murphy tells Pocket-lint in a behind closed doors fourth floor meeting room on the opulent Breitling Baselworld 2015 stand at the world's biggest watch trade show.Murphy has just showed us the new... Read more

Kairos see-through smartwatch lets you have your cake and eat it

Kairos see-through smartwatch lets you have your cake and eat it

By Stuart Miles

The trouble with many smartwatches is that when the screen isn't on, they are a hunk of metal or plastic on your arm doing nothing.Not the Kairos, a new smartwatch that hopes to let you have your cake and it eat it, so to speak, by featuring a fully working... Read more

The wonderful marvellous novelty watches of Baselworld 2015

The wonderful marvellous novelty watches of Baselworld 2015

By Stuart Miles

Baselworld, the world's largest and most important watch show in the world, happens once a year in Basel, Switzerland, and it is where companies big and small come to show off their latest achievements and past accolades in the wristwear field. High... Read more

Nike combines a treadmill with a Kinect 2 sensor to create a dramatic effect

Nike combines a treadmill with a Kinect 2 sensor to create a dramatic effect

By Stuart Miles

Nike has created a new installation for its Nike Town store in Oxford Street, London that uses a treadmill and a Microsoft Kinect 2 sensor to show how we can all "Be a force of nature".The project, created by London creative agency Field, has taken a... Read more

Logitech MX Master wireless mouse: The mouse is making a comeback and is better than ever

Logitech MX Master wireless mouse: The mouse is making a comeback and is better than ever

By Stuart Miles

While Apple and others are doing their best to re-engineer the trackpad to the ninth degree, Logitech has taken a different tack. It has just launched a brand new state of the art mouse.The Logitech MX Master wireless mouse is the company's new flagship... Read more

Tag Heuer confirms Google and Intel partnerships for first luxury Android Wear smartwatch by end of 2015

Tag Heuer confirms Google and Intel partnerships for first luxury Android Wear smartwatch by end of 2015

By Stuart Miles

Tag Heuer has announced a smartwatch at Baselworld 2015 along with Google and Intel, becoming the latest company to enter the smartwatch space.Google offers the Android Wear platform, in this case powered by Intel, to take on Apple at the high-end of... Read more