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Chris Martin

Chris Martin

Chris is Consumer Tech Editor at PC Advisor covering news, reviews, features, opinion and video content. Chris can be found writing about almost anything to do with technology but he focuses on mobile, particularly smartphones and tablets. Far from a fanboy, Chris likes getting the best of both worlds by using various operating systems including, but not limited to, Android, iOS and Windows 8.

When Chris isn't up to the eyeballs in kit, he likes to carve up the slopes on his skis followed by a nice pint of ale. He's also a keen gamer, musician, sportsman and Tottenham Hotspur supporter.


 

Articles by Chris Martin


News: 
Samsung Galaxy S3 best-selling smartphone ahead of Apple's iPhone

Samsung's flagship Galaxy S3 smartphone has outsold Apple's iPhone 4S to become the world's best-selling smartphone.

Review: 
Acer Iconia Tab A110 review

The Acer Iconia Tab A110 is a 7in Android tablet that faces stiff competiton from Google, now that the advertising giant and OS developer puts its…

Features: 
Rovio launches Angry Birds Star Wars

Angry Birds Star Wars is now available to download, the latest in Rovio's successful mobile gaming app franchise.

News: 
Microsoft to ditch Windows Live Messenger for Skype

Windows Live Messenger, formally MSN Messenger, will be shut down by Microsoft next year in favour of Skype.

Review: 
HTC Desire X review

The HTC Desire X is a middle of the range, middle of the road Android phone that sells for around £230 without a contract.

News: 
Microsoft to make 7in Xbox Surface gaming tablet

Microsoft is building a 7in Xbox Surface gaming tablet to follow on from its Windows 8 Surface tablets.

Review: 
Philips CityScape Downtown review

The Philips Downtown (SHL5605) are part of the CityScape range headphones designed for those with a 'mordern city lifestyle'. Read our Philips…

News: 
iPad trade-in rockets 500 percent

Since Apple announced its iPad 4 and iPad mini, trade-ins of older iPad models have shot up by 500 percent as consumers look to recycle tablets to…

News: 
iPad mini sets Apple sales record

Apple's iPad mini and iPad 4 have jointly set a sales record for the firm, shifting three million units at launch.

News: 
Virgin Media SmartCall allows free calls over Wi-Fi

Virgin Media unveils SmartCall app allowing home phone customers to use bundled calls on smartphones over Wi-Fi for free.


 

Comments by Chris Martin


Review: 
Nokia Lumia 930 hands-on review: The Windows Phone 8.1 flagship smartphone

I see your point but the Nexus 5 and LG G3 are two examples of thin phones with wireless charging built-in

News: 
Sony PlayStation TV release date, price and specs: What is PlayStation TV?

Can't see any reason why not. You don't have to hook a freeview box up to a TV if you don't want - a monitor is just a dumb TV really.

Features: 
How to watch E3 2014 live: Microsoft, EA, Sony, Ubisoft and Nintendo press conferences

Updated with links for all but Nintndo now. Enjoy

Review: 
Acer Aspire Switch 10 hands-on review: Windows 8 tablet and laptop in one device

The article says 'late May' which is what Acer said. So about now!

Review: 
Acer Aspire Switch 10 hands-on review: Windows 8 tablet and laptop in one device

There are 2 keyboards. One with a HDD and one without.

Review: 
Acer Aspire Switch 10 hands-on review: Windows 8 tablet and laptop in one device

I took a picture of it in my hand so I think it happened. The spec sheet I have says 585g for the tablet and 1.2kg for the keyboard with a hard drive.

Review: 
Roku Streaming Stick review: Chromecast rival packs a punch

Fair comments, Mike. The remote thing is a personal choice but we definitely think most users will find it easier to understand and work the Roku…

Review: 
Samsung Gear 2 Neo: World's first Tizen smartwatch is impressive

Clove has it in stock http://www.clove.co.uk/samsung...

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iOS 8 review: Hands on with the iOS 8 beta

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5 things Android Wear *can't* do: Smartwatch OS is great but not flawless

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Sharknado 2 VFX: how The Asylum created CG flying man-eating sharks