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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: 
O2 announces 4G LTE launch date, 29 August

O2 has finally announced it will launch its 4G LTE mobile network on 29 August.

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini review: offers a cheaper but downgraded version of the S4

As is the custom in the many markets, mini models offer a cheaper but downgraded version of a flagship product. Samsung's latest downgrade is the…

News: 
iPhone 5S to get fingerprint scanner, suggests iOS 7 code

Apple's upcoming iPhone 5S will feature a fingerprint scanner, according to iOS 7.

News: 
Microsoft reports woeful Surface tablet revenue

Microsoft has made just $853 million in revenue from its Surface tablets.

Review: 
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini vs HTC One mini comparison review

Samsung's Galaxy S4 mini has arrived and now HTC has brought along its HTC One mini. Find out how these rivals stack up against each other in our…

Features: 
How to restore a Windows Phone 8 smartphone to factory settings

If you've got a Windows Phone 8 smartphone, perhaps a Nokia Lumia, HTC or Samsung, you might want to reset it. So here's how to restore a Windows…

News: 
UK airwaves cleared for 4G LTE, says Ofcom

The UK's airwaves have been cleared for the arrival of 4G LTE mobile broadband after a four-year process.

News: 
Microsoft adds child abuse search pop-ups to Bing

Microsoft's Bing search engine is the first in the UK to add pop-up warnings for those searching for images of child abuse.

News: 
Budget iPhone could be named iPhone 5C

Apple's upcoming budget plastic iPhone could be named the iPhone 5S thanks to a photo of possible packaging.

News: 
Google to launch new Nexus 10 2 tablet in 'near future'

After news of the new edition of the Nexus 7 2, Google is said to be launching a new Nexus 10 2 model.


 

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.

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