Tag: video

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S+ … Everything you need to know

In London it was cold. In New York it was cold too. However, despite our efforts Samsung wouldn’t let us attend the launch events. We have instead seen the very strange “live in London” TV advert featuring some extremely eager people watching the “unboxing”. So, what’s the big …

MWC – InnJoo Pro 2 Hands-on.

If you’re in certain areas of the world you can buy this InnJoo Pro 2. InnJoo are base in Dubai and seem to produce everything from TVs to hoverboards. This handset, which sells €359.95, has some very admirable specs and looks good too. Powered by a MediaTek MT6757 …

MWC – Halls 5, 6 and 7. The video tour special.

I’ve filmed this slightly out of sequence but today we’ve got my rambling tour of halls 5, 6 and 7. If you’ve missed some of these, don’t worry, we’ve got Halls 1, 2 and 3 here plus Halls 8 and 8.1 from yesterday. Today the highlights include… The …

MWC – Hands on with the Nubia Z11

This one was actually launched at IFA last year but still takes pride of place on the Nubia stand. First there’s a “Standard Edition” which comes in either silver or grey. This has 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. It costs €499. Then you have the rather bling-tastic …

MWC – Hall 8 and 8.1. The video tour special.

Today it’s March 1st. Can you believe it! Where does the time go eh? We’re still in Barcelona though, catching up on the biggest phone show around. Yesterday we ran the Hall 1,2 and 3 Video Special so today, as you’d expect, we’ve got … umm… Hall 8 …

MWC – LG G6 Launch Liveblog and livestream

We’ve heard the rumours and seen all the leaked shots, now it’s time for the launch itself. We’re expecting a new 18:9 screen, a bigger battery, faster CPU and no more modular business. Rumours of rounded corners on the screen and a flattened rear with no camera hump …

MWC – Live from the BlackBerry KEYone announcement

The DTEK70, aka the BlackBerry Mercury, accidentally showed up online this morning in an official release. The final name will be the BlackBerry KEYone and is made by TCL with BlackBerry as a licensing partner. The actual TCL press event is happening right now in Barcelona, and you …

Another flying Selfie Shooter – AirSelfie

Just the other week we had the SELFLY. It was a flying camera which, when it wasn’t in the air, formed a case around your phone. Now, we’ve got a competitor in the form of the AirSelfie. It looks to be a smaller and ultra-portable. The people behind …

Facebook to play videos with sound ON as you scroll

We don’t tend to have too many disagreements with our ad suppliers, but one thing we really don’t like is adverts that autoplay sound. Sure, we have to display adverts to pay for the increasingly large servers, but ones that start shouting some Daz washing powder at you …

Selling a fully loaded Kodi box – It’s a grey area

Wait, I know what you’re going to say.. Of course it’s not a grey area! If you’re selling a “Fully Loaded Kodi Box” then it’s going to be illegal, end of. Well no, not necessarily, and I’ll tell you why. For most of us, “Fully Loaded” means that …

Telecoms in the modern world – as seen from 1969

I’m sure I’ve posted this video before, but it really is interesting. It was filmed way back in 1969 by the GPO (the General Post Office) and shows some of the ideas and expectations of communications in the 1990’s. The Post Office Research Station at Dollis Hill shows …

The Coolsmartphone Mobile Video Studio

OK. Slightly off-topic today, but the regular readers will no doubt be aware that I film a lot of our product reviews in my car. As an example, my SanDisk iXpand overview or this FM transmitter review. I was even doing this some 10 years ago in glorious …

Put your shades on and get some POV action – Sunnycam Activ

Over three years ago now we reviewed these Hyundai sunglasses. They had a “hidden” camera up front which meant that you could secretly record “stuff”. I tried it on a summers evening whilst cycling and the results were a little low-quality and bumpy. However, fast forward to CES …

Video meeting at work? Use your phone.

Christmas is over for yet another year but, over the New Year too, you’ll probably be keeping in touch with friends and relatives. The modern way to do this, even for those who aren’t technically familiar, is via a video call. On Android you’ll probably be using Skype …

Excuse me, but my dog is calling

So. I’m not totally sure where to begin with this one. I’ll sum it up in one sentence if I can. It’s a camera that you stick fairly low down on your wall that will let you video call your dog. Yeah. Not only that, but if you …

Man with drone, now alone. Wife playing away from home.

Every little piece of me wants to believe that this is fake. The YouTube account only has one video uploaded (which is weird if you’re a big fan of drones and film lots) and there’s “helpful” on-screen graphics and special effects so that it’ll help grab your attention. …

Get your make-up on! WhatsApp adds video calling

After being rumoured for a while, and then available through a beta build, WhatsApp continues on its quest for global domination of its messaging platform with video calling. Whilst it is arguably the biggest cross-platform messaging service, with a 1 billion users, WhatsApp has fallen behind competitors such …

Amazon Prime £59 until Friday November 18th

We’ve written a lot about Amazon, their products and their Prime subscription service over the last few years. Now you can get Prime in the UK if you sign up as a new customer for £59 for the first year. Hurry though, the offer is only valid until …

Virgin Media goes 4G. Adds free WhatsApp and rollover data

If you’ve got Virgin cabled up to your house then it’s in your own interests to look at their mobile deals too. They have better deals for Virgin customers, but you can also take a look at their offerings if you’re not a customer. Better still, today they’ve …

Huawei Mate 9 Unboxing

The time has come to unbox Huawei’s latest and greatest phablet – the Mate 9. If you have read the launch article then you will know what to expect, but for those of you who didn’t then here are the highlights. Kirin 960 chipset, the world’s highest performing …

Netatmo Presence – A new outdoor security camera with a light

Another security camera for you today and this time it’s from Netatmo. We’ve already written about their kit, and they’ve now moved on from weather stations with this Netatmo Presence camera. It’ll detect people, cars and animals, plus it should hopefully prevent break-ins. How? Well, unlike some connected …

Feel more connected at work, and be more efficient.

What do your facial expressions say about you during meetings? Getting meetings right can be tricky. Whilst some are productive and full of ideas, others can be a snooze-fest filled with a stack of irrelevant information and death-by-PowerPoint moments. CheatSheet says that small businesses waste about 37 billion …

​Offline viewing for Netflix may be coming soon

If you have a look at today’s modern media suppliers – the likes of Amazon’s Prime Video, Sky Go, BBC iPlayer and the all 4 app all offer the ability to download programs and watch them later offline.  When quizzed earlier this year, one of the biggest online …

Watch the Google Pixel launch – Live

Yes, we kinda know what we’re going to see now. The two new Google handsets leaked all over the place yesterday so the Pixel and Pixel XL are going to be no surprise when the event starts at 5PM UK time. If you’re elsewhere in the world, don’t …

Snap Spectacles coming soon – Record your life and share it.

Remember the Hyundai sunglasses we reviewed? They had a tiny hidden camera in the front and were designed to record your biking adventures. You could also perhaps wear them around town and record “things” if you wanted. It all seems fine until someone on the bus says, “Hey, …

SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad – Review

Your iPhone can connect to the iCloud to backup, but what if you want to backup your photos yourself? What if you want to put files ont your own personal USB stick? Or you want to quickly transfer them? Well, heres the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive – and …

Urbanista – Video review

Over the past month, Swedish outfit launched two new products called Seattle and San Francisco. The Seattle series are a range of headphones in different colours whilst the San Francisco range are earbuds in a unique mosaic pattern. Well, we (the wife and I) have been testing both …

Thinkware F770 Dashcam review

A few weeks ago I was filling my car at the local petrol station and noticed that if you purchased a certain amount of fuel you could buy a dash cam for £20, which I promptly did. However, this camera can only be described as awful. It was …

Skype on a Chromebook – Almost there

You may remember how I created a way to get the Android version of Skype working on a Chromebook. It’s 10 steps, but to be honest it should be a lot easier. Thankfully, since I wrote that, things have progressed somewhat. Firstly we Android apps coming to Chromebooks …

Skype. Remember that Windows Phone users?

Quite a few people I know used to use Skype. It’s a great app and you can do all that video calling business, but WhatsApp appears to have taken over the world. We’re organising the charity bike ride (please do donate, we could do with an extra push) …

Amazon Prime Day is today

Amazon Prime Day, the day of deals exclusively for members of Amazon Prime, is today. Amazon Prime already gives you great benefits, like Amazon Prime Music streaming service, Amazon Instant Video with quite a selection of movies and TV shows as well as free next day delivery on …

Moto announcement – Live

Lenovo told us to head to their Tech World event and watch the keynote. It’s happening live, right now in Silicon Valley and, during the second hour (scheduled to be 7PM BST here in the UK), they’ll be making a big announcement involving Moto. What is that announcement? …

FireOS 5.1.4 Rolling Out

My trusty Amazon Fire tablet updated over the air this week and the new version number of FireOS is 5.1.4. FireOS is Amazon’s operating system, based on Android, which is built to run on the range of Amazon Fire tablets. It definitely has a different look and feel …

Vodafone Smart Prime 7 Video walkthrough

Right, we’ve got a review of this one coming very soon indeed. However, until then we’ve got another video to show you. This is the up-rated and much thinner version of the Smart First 7 we looked at from yesterday. This is just £50 more expensive than that …

Google I/O – Live feed

Tonight could potentially be very interesting indeed. It’s Google I/O time, which means three days of the latest and greatest Google tech. At 6PM (UK time) we’ll see Google CEO Sundar Pichai kick off proceedings and we’re hoping that those rumours of Android apps running on Chromebooks will …

Fly12 HD bike camera doubles as a front light

Being able to cycle around in these balmy sunny evenings is really refreshing, but when it does eventually get dark you’re going to need a bike light. These are plentiful, and you can even put an action camera on the handlebars to record your journey and log any …

GoPro goes into spaaaaaace

We’ve seen the teeny-tiny GoPro cameras shooting some pretty excellent footage over the years. The cameras have also helped TV makers to film in cars, on bikes, motorbikes, boats and – when strapped to people – they can grab point-of-view footage in full HD. Now they’ve stuck one …

HTC 10 Exposes itself all over the internet

To be fair, there’s almost nothing that we don’t know of the upcoming HTC 10 announcement. There’s been leaks-a-plenty, with photos and specs already doing the rounds. Today there’s an entire video, which you can see below.. She’s looking a bit like the HTC One A9 that we …

Difficulty seeing a doctor? Get an online one instead

Last year my son ended up in hospital with meningococcal septicaemia. It was a scary time, and I’ll admit that I completely lost my rag with the local GP surgery. Our town had seen the closure of a local surgery, and we’d been shipped across to another surgery …