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  • Editor’s letter
  • HOW TO
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Cameras
  • Gaming
  • Televisions
  • Home entertainment
  • Home audio
  • Headphones
  • Accessories




pick one of these super-smart sets 74 Samsung Galaxy S4 99 The latest Android superphone has landed. with a bigger screen and flashier features. and the living is easy.Contents July 2013 / Issue 217 ON THE COVER Feel-good tech of the summer 56 Your new TV tested Tech life: bike special 109 Summertime. from rad rides to gadgets and clothing Tech will make us superheroes 87 How to become a real-life Man of Steel/Iron J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 7 . Make the wise choice. Does it beat the HTC One or Sony Xperia Z? Pick your cycling tribe and get kitted out. But we’re gonna make it even easier with sunlovers’ essentials from cameras to speakers It’s time to upgrade the telly.


by way of the Dreamliner and a mission to Mars Shutdown 138 ON THE COVER JESSICA @VISION MODEL MANAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHED BY RICHARD GRASSIE STYLING BY MICHELLE KELLY MAKE-UP AND HAIR BY JOHANNI NEL @SUPERNOVA Touchfit: GSP gets you cage-fighting fit Ten techy things we do before going on hols J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 9 .Contents July 2013 / Issue 217 Editor’s letter 11 OPINION Insight: Luke Lewis Silicon: Mark Prigg Truth: Duncan Bell Future: Peter Firth 51 52 53 53 TECH LIFE Gadget of the month: KitchenAid kit 67 RADAR Most Wanted: Microsoft IllumiRoom 15 The new Artisan small-appliance range mauls your wallet but lifts your kitchen How to… 68 69 Gaming breaks free of your screen. hobby-horse bicycle. hearts enscribed with “Mum”. by a robot tennis coach Bikes. Check them out. retro-tinged Honda superbike Fitness tech meets GPS. Plus the ultimate garden-party paraphernalia Drive 80 Silicon Valley’s high-tech houses: desirable areas. anchors… None of those things are here Tech Dad 70 The sizzling cans that should be gracing your ears this holiday season Concept: PSH-M1 personal chopper 22 Bigger screen. hot headphones 20 Spiderwebs. But there might be on other planets. stay-put fitness ’buds Supertest: smart TVs 109 No. flying and doing whatever a spider can. Are Sonos and Cambridge Minx sweating yet? Group test: sports earphones 106 The best sunglasses money can buy Pulse Pulse: bike special You just got served. splashing the carnage up your walls Need list 18 Eat a killer fish. courtesy of tech T3 investigates… Revisited 93 Zero Dark Thirty. in VERY vivid detail Life on Mars? 26 Soundtrack your workout session with these sweat-proof. make it hotter with T3’s 50+ summer essentials. speeding MAMILs and middle-of-the-roaders Home 77 The first ultra-HD media players are here. clobber ’n’ tech for hip kids. Lincoln and more… Music The Child of Lov’s electro-stoner soul Apps. from waterproof cameras to barbecues to booze. games. films and events of 2013 FEATURES Feel-good summer tech 56 PLAY The Essential: Daft Punk are back! 45 We remove our helmets to listen to their new album. Scorchio! Become a Superman 87 From zombie apocalypse in The Last of Us to retro revival in Donkey Kong Films 48 48 49 Remove that mild-mannered alter ego and start leaping buildings. websites & ebooks Updates on the biggest tech stories of the last two years. Random Access Memories Games 47 Wherever you’re heading on your holidays. improved interfaces and access to more content than ever before… Group test: Bluetooth speakers 118 Robot mowers evolve. and this interplanetary cam will spot it Viewing recommended 28 Twin-tuners. good investment opportunities Spend: TomTom Multi-Sport 30 32 35 42 Free your music from headphone shackles with these pool-party essentials Review: Bowers & Wilkins Z2 120 Cyber-enhanced Porsche Cayman. from Bitcoin to goal-line tech. Is this the best Android yet? Our verdict is in… Review: Pure Jongo 104 All-seeing toddler monitors. faster processor. white noise for babies Upgrade 72 73 74 A crowd-funded flying machine and more Kickstarter/IndieGoGo success stories 4K’s big players 24 Wireless multi-room audio going cheap. Feel the burn Stuff Designer AirPlay dock is an Apple fan’s dream – and Android fans can come too (sort of…) Review: TomTom Rider 120 THE GUIDE Smartphones Tablets Cameras Computers Gaming Televisions Home entertainment Home audio Headphones Accessories 124 125 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 Tech-related impulse purchases The Buzz & Stats Incoming The motorcycle satnav that straps to your chopper for an easy ride T3’s inbox and updates on the big stories The tech. more features than you can shake a stick at. from TomTom’s latest satnav to Samsung’s Galaxy Mega Hot. build a Steam Box PC RATED 360 review: Samsung Galaxy S4 99 Obsession: tattooing This month’s gadget musts.


Well. From Bitcoin’s rise and the growing threat of cyber warfare.uk. rumours were that it would redefine what a games console should be. This month he’s been using them as a force for good. editor Twitter: @lukepeters / Email: luke. donned our shades and squeezed into our tiniest Speedos to set out in search of the best tech for your summer lovin’. or flick to p83. The return of everyone’s favourite robots – aside from Johnny 5. we’ve got the bike. point your browser at myfavouritemagazines. Leon has been a pro video-game journalist for eight years – a veteran. then download immediately. p124. no sun lounger has been left unturned. check out Microsoft’s IllumiRoom concept. In other news. But do its new features and bigger screen live up to the unbelievable hype? Read our 360-degree review on p109 and then see how it fairs against its fellow Androids in the T3 Guide. there’s a lot to catch up on. it’s launched a couple actually – check the Galaxy Mega on p19 – but strewn across billboards. Read our album preview. From the best poolside cameras (p56) and portable Bluetooth speakers (p118) to robo mowers (p77) and the finest garden tech (p78). We can’t be sure how long it’ll stick around. The next T3 is on sale June 20… J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 1 . Microsoft will have announced its all-new Xbox. so we’ve quickly lotioned up. Fully kitted out in biking Lycra it’s now time to learn how to become a superhero. Finally. P51 Mark has superhuman illustrating skills. now it’s the turn of the big M… By the time you read this. so to speak. Sony has already showed its hand by teasing the PS4’s new abilities. T3 investigates the scientific discoveries that could turn you into a Man of Steel. the sun has returned. We think you’ll be amazed at what you find there.Editor’s letter July 2013 / Issue 217 Gameland is about to change. You can read all about the launch (and much. T3 was also given up-front access to what could be the soundtrack to your summer – Daft Punk’s new album. it can’t have escaped your notice that Samsung has launched a new phone. To get a taster of what’s in store. saddle up on p74 for the T3 cycling special and find out which tribe you belong to – are you a hipster rider or an all-out MAMIL? Whatever your taste. He goes hands-on with Sony’s newie The Last of Us on P46 To subscribe to T3. It aims to take your living room to the next level. digital advertising hoardings and global media outlets worldwide. to space tourism and goal-line technology. you’re likely to have noticed the Galaxy S4’s arrival. in a fit of nostalgia and to prove just how bang on we were first time around. previewed on p15. the threads and the tech for you. inking the drawings for our guide to how tech can turn you into a superhero. of course – should be on your music wish list. The fun begins on P87 Editor of Official PlayStation Magazine’s website.com {CONTRIBUTORS} 1 LUKE LEWIS 2 MARK MITCHELL 3 LEON HURLEY The new editor of the zeitgeisty UK wing of Buzzfeed.peters@futurenet. Here he looks at how the meme became mainstream. Want more? We’ve got it. we’ve updated nine of our biggest T3 investigations of the past two years. Enjoy! Luke Peters. It promises to be a shift unlike anything we’ve seen since the Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox first equipped their then next-gen consoles with features well outside of the traditional gaming remit back in the early noughties. At the time of going to print. A true game changer. Elsewhere.com. Random Access Memories. Now. It’s a super-powered issue of T3. much more) in our tablet editions and online at T3.co.com has previously won awards overseeing the digital arms of both NME and Q.

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getting you deeper into the game than ever before… Warn the kids and the dog. we don’t want any friendly fire accidents… J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 5 .Radar ESSENTIAL NEWS FROM TECH’S FRONTLINE { A L S O M A K I N G WAV E S } The month’s coolest tech p18 Summer’s hottest headphones p20 4K media players arrive p24 NASA’s tech search for alien life p26 Silicon Valley real estate p28 Edited by Andrew Wooden M OST WA N T E D {MICROSOFT ILLUMIROOM} YOUR SOFA’S UNDER ATTACK! Testosterone-fuelled Kinect add-on sprays the action all over your room.

com for details – and you’re looking at the future. sofa and beyond.MICROSOFT. say. furniture. It’s even possible for objects to “leave” the screen and interact with your soft furnishings. Kinect’s camera is used to map the dimensions of your lounge. extending the action around the room. so rather than extending the action. You can tinker with what’s projected too. Selective elements of the game can also be thrown out into the real world. but don’t move your furniture around without recalibrating. bleeding it into your living space. Or. OUT TBC THE BIGGER PICTURE IllumiRoom can extend the on-screen action to fill the room.. but the big M’s latest concept. Grenades will bounce out of the telly. first-person shooter. something for the kiddies. Clearly. noting the position of furniture and knick knacks. Not only does the widened viewing area allow you to spot things creeping up in your peripheral vision. if you’re walking down the dank corridors of a tense. or give the impression of explosions literally sending shock waves up your walls using lighting effects – what Microsoft charmingly calls a “radial wobble”. All you need to bring to the party are reasonably light-coloured walls for effective image projection. £TBC. with the BBC’s R&D department already working on its own ‘surround video’ tech. or David Cronenberg’s surreal perv-orama Videodrome spewing its choice brand of weird all over your living space. Once it’s cased and calibrated your gaff. breaking the fourth wall. IllumiRoom extends the game world beyond the confines of your TV screen. or radar indicators bleep in the corner of the wall giving you directional info and turning your lounge into mission control. but with some very significant bells on. Imagine that lank-haired goth woman from The Ring actually crawling out of your tellybox and across your lounge floor towards you. a wide-field projector goes to work. Currently in the early stages of development.M OST WA N T E D « MICROSOFT’S KINECT MAY ALLOW you to interact physically with games. First.. coffee table. the room can be transformed into a grid layout that moves as you do. IllumiRoom. RESEARCH. roll across your Ikea rug and come to rest menacingly against your sofa – resisting the urge to duck and cover may be tough. Pair it with the new Xbox – check T3. this could have applications for more than gaming. will take it one step further: making the game interact with not just you but your walls. your room will become the corridor. painting rooftops. TV and film hope to get in on the act. adding to the feeling of claustrophobia. So tracer fire streaks across the room straight at you as enemies attack. jungles and post-apocalyptic landscapes across your walls and furniture 1 6 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .COM. you know. It’s a little like Philips’ Ambilight tech.

COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 7 .JDOME. by the way. How well it actually works out of the lab is key.COM. If you’re going to have grenades flying out of your TV it’d have to be a smart lighting trick or it will look awful. PHILIPS AMBX “Immersive gaming” is a term that’s over-used in the gaming business vernacular. you can pick certain elements of the game to break free of the screen – gun fire and explosions for instance More gadgets that put you in the game… JDOME INCOMING! Objects can leave the game and interact with your living room. Remember to check your mirrors. it looks like it could do it very well. with a windscreen-like look. SHOP. Based on videos and images we’ve seen so far. £2. roll along the coffee table and tumble onto the floor. of course. it could be a big ask and might be the deciding factor in whether you ever get to see Microsoft’s concept tech in your room. IllumiRoom takes a different approach. would game devs need to code additional information. just turned on a coloured bulb in time with what appeared on screen. so a grenade could bounce out of the screen.COM WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. It’s often associated with virtual reality headsets that never really caught on Philips experimented with it back in 2005. Philips is now working to integrate its Hue system with live TV content. Time to evacuate What’s better than a flat projector screen? A convex one. £POA. as they did with Philips’ AmBX? Technology which. Although discontinued. with a 180-degree wraparound screen that places you in the middle of a 7m-pixel driver’s paradise. the TL1 is the last word in driving simulation. If there is extra coding involved. Also. DISCONTINUED. OUT NOW MOTION SIMULATION TL1 They don’t have these down your local arcade. OUT NOW {SPEAK} T3’s Andrew Wooden ponders IllumiRoom’s consumer future… because. It consisted of two large LED lights attached to the top of a surround sound speaker system that pulsated in time with on-screen action. well. spreading the game over your locale.111. they weren’t good. Project your game of choice onto the back of this gaming bubble and you get a wraparound view that fills your peripheral vision – especially good for racing sims.NEWS BLIP ADOBE PLANS TO MAKE CREATIVE SUITE CLOUD-BASED AND AVAILABLE ONLY VIA SUBSCRIPTION Radar SHOOT TO THRILL {EXTR A} Instead of projecting the entire gaming landscape across your walls. PHILIPS. But these are just carefully staged examples.COM. Made with help from car manufacturer Ariel. MOTIONSIMULATION.

OUT JUNE {1} DRIVE TIME CLASSIC TomTom Go 2013 Those preferring a dedicated satnav over roadside fumbles with Google Maps will surely lap up the refreshed TomTom Go 2013 range.or six-inch screen sizes. HDMI and an SD card reader all feature.COM/UK. TOSHIBA.COM. It comes in 4. £TBC. £250. all with a lifetime sub to TomTom’s real-time traffic service. PHILIPS. You can also send traffic info to your smartphone via Bluetooth – ensuring safe journeys. tablet or smartphone and turns them into 51-inch images. but the Z10t does feel reassuringly businesslike.UK.UK. there’s this wireless projector. It collects files straight from your network-connected laptop. OUT TBC {3} RAISING THE BAR Philips HTL5120 On a mission to improve your TV’s sound quality without adding any cable mess. The wing-shaped profile has been engineered for either wall or table-top mounting. OUT MAY 1 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . Rip the detachable. with its LED light serving up 700 big lumens of brightness and a 1280x800 image resolution.6-inch touchscreen tablet from the splash-resistant keyboard dock and input switches from backlit keys to ten-finger multi-touch accordingly. while a 2W speaker provides a certain amount of sound. while a solidstate drive keeps moving parts to a minimum and the thickness to just 19. TOMTOM. while an integrated orientation sensor works to optimise sound performance depending on its position in the room. five. but for even greater classiness. while Dolby Digital 5. A three-month speed camera trial will help you avoid the need for Chris Huhnetype fraudulence. £529.1 helps with the Virtual Surround.3-. even after you leave the car. Sexy it ain’t. Philips has loaded its Double Bass tech into this Bluetooth-connected soundbar.CO.CO. £TBC. Dual 60W speakers pump out soundtracks with aplomb. It can also play as part of a surround-sound speaker team.9mm. A redesigned user interface offers quick search options – your live map is shown in the background – and clearer traffic information. ASUS. Are your Luddite colleagues not equipped to go wireless? The inclusion of a USB port and SD card slot means they can still get involved. OUT NOW {4} TO PROJECT AND SERVE Asus B1M Projector How can you make your PowerPoint presentation more impressive? One answer is star wipes. full-HD. 11. An Intel Core processor – precise model unconfirmed as yet – two USB slots. guys: this Windows 8 Pro Toshiba is the latest hybrid device offering a bit of both.M O S T WA N T E D PA R T 2 NEED LIST The tech that’s causing a disco inferno in T3’s pants {2} PORTABLE HYBRID Toshiba Portégé Z10t Tablet or laptop? Lablet? Taptop? Quit your arguing.

It’s easy on the eye. You can connect directly to speakers and also via USB and MIDI. ACER. seconds and days displayed as if you’re looking into an amphibian’s bulging eye. 6.5GB of RAM should deliver splendid performance.000.UK.COM.CO. and costs this much because that’s much harder to maintain than you ever dreamed. while a dedicated EV dial on the back lets you fiddle with exposure compensation like a pro. it’s a watch whose face is filled with fluid. overlaid with Samsung’s beloved TouchWiz.7GHz chip and 1. OUT T NOW {6} THEN THEY LIVED HAPPILY IN HI-DEF… Kobo Aura HD Kobo’s latest ereader comes with a built-in backlight. storing them in the 4GB provided. plus Android Jelly Bean OS. OUT JUNE {9} VA-VA ZOOM Sony Cyber-shot HX50 Go on. £350. so you can mix Black Sabbath into Chrvches using just a laptop and the very smallest of trestle tables. so you can now choose from a selection of 2. SAMSUNG.8-inch e-ink screen boasting a crisp. OUT NOW {8} GET MASHUP! Numark Mixtrack Edge This portable controller for DJs who prefer to travel light is the size of an iPad and festooned with jogwheels. With Intel Pentium or Celeron processors.COM/UK. £140. It also shoots 50fps full-HD video. while a dualcore 1. including a 20. take a closer look. but it does offer a cheap musical fix.3-incher. £130. KOBO. Bluetooth 4. £TBC. with Windows 8 home screens for everyone. OUT NOW WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3.5-inch. 1600x900 LCD screen and Dolby Home Theatre surround sound.COM.5-inch display not big enough for you? Samsung’s latest “phablet” or “tablone” – the Galaxy Mega – has a 720p. faders and two FX dials. Also on-board: an eight-“mega”pixel camera.EU. and a hotshoe means you can add an external flash. So you’ve learned something today. Kobo has been busily filling the shelves of its online bookstore. RESSENCE. 4G. EQ controls have been mysteriously abandoned. a 19. with its 6. or adding them via the miracle of microSD.5 million e-tomes. so it’s compatible with most existing PC and Mac DJ software. but it does have mum-like multitasking powers. £TBC. Not content with above-average eyesight. integrated graphics and up to 16GB RAM it may not exactly challenge Deep Blue. A thermostatic valve system allows for the addition and removal of liquid so the dome is always totally – but not overly – full. 1080x1440 resolution. it also includes tech borrowed from Sony’s high-end RX range. OUT JUNE {5} TIME IS FLUID Ressence Type 3 Forget regular watch faces. SONY.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 9 . with hours. NUMARK. this is the first compact camera to feature a 30x optical zoom. what you want is a liquid-filled dome.NEWS BLIP WINDOWS 8 UPDATE – CODENAMED BLUE – TO ARRIVE BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR Radar {7} HOME HUB Acer Aspire ZC-605 This all-in-one PC wants to become your family’s new multimedia hub. $35. Basically. so you can forget headlining the Ministry with this.0 and NFC. putting it in direct competition with the Kindle Paperwhite. OUT NOW {10} ABSOLUTELY PHABLETULOUS Samsung Galaxy Mega What? The Galaxy S4’s five-inch screen.COM.4-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and Wi-Fi for uploading your long-lens shots of Prince Harry cavorting directly to social networks. or Note II’s 5.

UK 2 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. now living down south.Radar NEWS NEWS BLIP A 3D-PRINTED GUN HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY FIRED. KEF. OUT NOW Harmon AKG K712PRO Developed for owners of studio tans. affordable. but usurping such an iconic rival is a big job. with no charges if your sale falls through. £180. WHY WILL IT SUCCEED? Because the world is lacking an online buy-and-sell solution that makes both sellers and shoppers happy. IN-EAR ’PHONES? TRY P106 FOR SIZE… {UNEARTHED} ONBUY WHO ARE YOU? WHAT YOU PEDDLING? I’m internet entrepreneur Cas Paton. Importantly. Allied to a sweat-resistant memory foam headband. it’s cheaper for sellers. ONBUY. while our management team will do all the hard work for our sellers. SOUNDTECH. A detachable cable and lightweight design. BLUEPRINTS ONLINE CANNED HEAT The sun shines brighter when you take your music with a stylish side of audiophile-grade headphones {THE KIT} B&O BeoPlay H6 Designer Jakob Wagner has been studying the geometries of the human ear to ensure these Bang & Olufsen cans leak as little sound as possible. OUT NOW Onkyo ESHF300 The home cinema specialist’s first set of cans are foldable. with an additional cable and carry case.ONKYO. £329. Audiophiles will appreciate the 6N oxygen-free copper cable. makes these ideal for when you go “on the road” to promote your latest “waxing” .COM.COM. too. while their 40mm custom-designed drivers with angled neodymium magnets fire audio straight down your canal. including small businesses. BEOPLAY. OUT NOW KEF M500 Having won 2013’s Red Dot design award before they were released. Downright filthy bass levels are summoned by 40mm titanium drivers. They look good.UK. from Manchester.COM. OUT NOW.C O M . this means they’ll fit any bonce this side of Joseph Merrick. dual-layer diaphragm to deliver good vibrations.CO. OnBuy is an online marketplace based in Britain – we pay our taxes and they stay in the UK – combining eBay’s range of products with the slick user experience of Amazon. £250. armed and dangerous. no messing. 40mm neodymium drivers with a copper-clad aluminium wire ensure top audio. UK. T3 SAYS Low seller charges and the promise of doing all the boring paperwork for you make this an attractive alternative to eBay.CO. We have a uniquely simple design and a bespoke filter system that will make shopping a breeze. these cans from the high-end speaker purveyor pack a smart hinge to rotate on two axes. I’m working on a new marketplace website that’s going to take on the big boys when it launches this summer. an in-line remote lets you take calls and it folds up into a smart case when you’ve heard enough. AFTER SPORTIER. £379. these have a thinner. straight from Onkyo’s home-audio component stockpile. with bass reflex subchambers situated behind. a better range of sound and less distortion. 28. in aluminium and leather.


it’ll do 50mph down the fairway.000.COM Bubba Watson’s BW1 hovercraft Originally created for a viral marketing campaign.000 Amount raised: $846. The headlights look like a … human iris. Designed by Oakley. Lost your phone too? There’s nothing we can do for you… 3 MisFit Shine Campaign goal: $100. this titchy metal puck can be pinned to your sports kit and synchs with iOS and Android devices – just tap it to begin tracking distance. crowd-funded flying machine… EVER DREAMED OF OWNING YOUR own Jetsons-style. it’ll have a headsup display to paint relevant info – speed.970 A tiny sticker loaded with Bluetooth technology.675 Part of the recent surge in fitness tech. That we know. you fanciful devil. INDIEGOGO. RENAULT.COM Hyundai E4U The battery-powered “egg car” concept is designed for urban driving. 2 StickNFind Campaign goal: $70.COM. AR gaming and security. covered in green LED lights to this carbon fibre motor. then track them via an app on your smartphone. HYUNDAI. GET TO ZE CHOPPER! Up. It’s called the PSH-M1. up and away in our beautiful. So far they’ve vowed that it will run entirely on electricity and be capable of an hour’s flight at a speed of 178mph – so you won’t be crossing the Atlantic in it. altitude.975 A palm-sized robot that flies like a bird and hovers like an insect. while sensors placed around the craft will warn you if you’re veering near obstructions such as buildings. Operation of functions such as cruise control via an iPad is also on the cards – what could go wrong with that? €200. Operated by joysticks. £TBC. we’d want to be able to get away faster than that. with club-space in the back.COM 2 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. calories burned and more.000. powerlines or childrens’ soft heads. you may be in luck if this IndieGoGo-funded concept gets off the ground. The rest of the details are sketchy as the Netherlands-based design team iron out a few thornier details. Stick it on your favourite tech. etc – onto the windscreen.140. $50.Radar CONCEPT NEWS BLIP ORIGINAL IPHONE WILL BECOME OBSOLETE IN APPLE STORES BY JULY {EXTR A} The three highest-funded tech projects 1 Robot Dragonfly Micro Aerial Vehicle Campaign goal: $110. but it will make for a flash arrival in the Morrison’s car park. keys or child.C O M . this is now being built on the reals.000 Amount raised: $931. Apparently it’s designed for aerial photography. obviously… £TBC.000 Amount raised: $1. Well. NEOTERICHOVERCRAFT. with a top speed of 18mph and room for one person – if we were driving a car that looked like this. EXPECTED (IF FUNDED) 2015 {FOCUS} More unconventional forms of transport Renault Twin’Z concept car British designer Ross Lovegrove added an ed iridescent blue body. but we mainly like it because it reminds us of the micro-drones in Iain M Banks’ sci-fi Culture novels. one-chap ’copter? Well.


says the Wall Street Journal. Brainwaves will identify who we are. There are six HDMI ports. according to someone. Samsung et al. ultra-HD bad boys Panasonic P i DMP-BDT330 DMP BDT330 Finally.CO.1 sound and 4K visuals take up 2. We don’t predict a good outcome. $1. “with knowledge of the company’s plans. PANASONIC. MOTOROLA’S PHONES TO TOUGHEN UP NOKIA GOES PHABLET The next Moto wave will be ruggedised and waterproof with long-lasting batteries. if you prefer – is coming in time for autumn.UK. USB and an optical digital audio out. Apple. so you’ll get roughly 100 hours on there. Panasonic gets round the current lack of 4K content with a 3D Blu-ray player that upscales existing discs to 4K. Case-maker Tactus has “leaked” an image showing a white. like Battle: Los Angeles. Wearable tech will make text-based passwords redundant. 24 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. YouTube-style distribution service Odemax. Miracast tech. A “fee-based distribution service” – or “shop” . £252. be warned… Iranian inventor Ali Razeqi’s machine lets you see up to eight years into the future using “complex algorithms”.COM.Radar NEWS NEWS BLIP NEW “MICRO-BATTERY” TECH PROMISES 10X MORE POWER THE BIGGER PICTURE Hi-definition? Not-hi-enough-definition more like. plastic casing styled somewhere betwixt iPod Classic and iPhone 3GS. intelligently adding extra pixels in the same way that existing players upgrade DVDs to 1080p. two of which are 4K-compatible and Red is putting finishing touches to its better-than-HD. this is the first 4K player to hit shops.CO.” in the FT. but it does have a 1TB hard drive ready for you to fill with whatever 4K content you can find – 7.UK. 4-5 BULLS = STEAMING! .5MB a second.C O M * 1 BULL = NO BULL. It’ll also stream content to your TV from an Android device using Wi-Fi-direct. Turn visuals up to 11 with these 4K. OUT SUMMER {RUMOURS} TECH CHATTER WIRED TO T3’S BULL-O-METER* BUDGET IPHONE BIO-PASSWORDS WINDOWS WATCH TIME TRAVEL INVENTED This one won’t go away. Taxi Driver and not-quite-so-classics. OUT NOW Sony FMP-X1 Sony is now complementing its 4K TV sets with a puck-shaped media player. It’ll follow the hefty 920 with a full-on Galaxy Note-style phablet. Microsoft is working so hard on a smartwatch. Further connectivity comes in the form of a brace of HDMI ports plus ethernet. It comes loaded with a starter pack of 4K content from Sony Pictures Entertainment – classics such as Bridge on the River Kwai. Google boss Larry Page said in a recent interview. RED. $699. It’s not pretty and it sure is pricey. say University of California boffins. SONY. it’s already ordered parts from Asia. 2-3 BULLS = SLIGHT WHIFF. with 4K titles from other studios promised. OUT NOW Redray R d 4K Ci Cinema Player Pl Winning the race.450.


overtly aggressive space bastards. that could be by sparking a galactic war with the Thrargians of Betelgeuse IX. If a probe could travel at ten per cent of the speed of light.000. {SPEAK} George Ricker. It will contribute to answering the age-old question. An array of wide-field cameras will allow TESS to conduct the first “spaceborne.000. known targets are 30x to 100x too faint for such studies. a space-based curtain-twitcher that’s pinpointed more than 100 new worlds. such as the James Webb Space Telescope. TESS is the successor to Kepler. “Are there other worlds where life might exist?” and point out the best places to look more closely in future. tentacled gentleman looking straight back up at us with a pair of binoculars appear on NASA’s screens. As a result. OUT 2017 SAY “CHEESE” ALIEN SPOTTING As well as general mapping and data gathering. bulbous-of-head. TESS’s mission is to seek out new life and new civilisations. even if it’s just single-celled organisms.700 light years away respectively.C O M .Radar NEWS NEWS BLIP AMAZON HAS LAUNCHED AN ANDROID APP STORE IN CHINA NASA’S EYE IN THE SKY I can see your planet from here… THE SEARCH BEGINS T he Transiting Exo-planet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a whole new type of observational space tech. At any rate. by accidentally sighting the Thrargian King just as he settles down for a space-dump on his hyper-toilet. TESS will analyse the atmospheres. up. they’re 1. It will watch the stars.GOV. £200. Of course. we’ll either hat. densities and geographies of these new orbs and try to work out where any life might be. as technology improves. It’s focused on locating the transiting planets orbiting nearby bright stars. Minithrusters help the vessel do a mechanical double-take should a picture of a green. as they’re technically not known. but far enough away from the Earth’s harmful radiation belts. Further investigation can then take place from ground-based jumbo-scopes. with potentially habitable planets. the sensitive cameras stay within a stable temperature range that is “just right”. Without the TESS discoveries. It aims to find exo-planets – those from solar systems outside of our own – from Earth-sized bodies to gas giants. the over-arching goal of TESS is to find organic life on other planets. The boffins behind the project were able to devise a new “Goldilocks” orbit around the earth and the moon. all-sky transit survey”. The TESS mission is cost-capped at $200m and work has already begun. out to be the passive. that would mean 500 years’ travel time. NASA. with habitable. Or it could be by identifying celestial bodies with atmospheric conditions that could support life. Kepler 62 and Kepler 69. or generously toothed. close enough to allow high-speed data downlink rates. scanning for Earth-like planets in order to “accelerate our chance of finding life within the next decade”. tooledrds. according to NASA. the closest star systems for which TESS will identify transiting planets should be less than 50 light years away. “super-Earths” a particular focus. be thanking or cursing them for that. thus providing a set of excellent targets to study for evidence of molecules such as H20 and CO2 in their atmospheres. I believe we will be able to send a human being to another planet. Ultimately. By comparison. senior MIT research scientist and principal investigator While the Kepler mission has recently reported two solar systems.200 and 2. Boldly looking where no one has looked before. Now. rns depending on whether said life turns head. conceived at MIT and funded by NASA. 2 6 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. the chances of discovering “aliens” within the next decade will be accelerated. s-withwilling-to-share-their-hoverboards-withooledus types.


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it tracks laps. Here’s why you should join its team… £TBC. via Bluetooth-compatible sensors. OUT SUMMER {WHY TO BUY} TRACK AND FIELD 1 UPHILL STRUGGLE 3 LOOKING HOT 5 ACCURATE GPS 7 TOUGH GUY 9 Keeps tabs on your speed. enough for three marathons if you get a bit of a shift on 3 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. cadence and. TOMTOM MULTI-SPORT In the school sports day of life. strokes. Twitter et al With GPS activated. your heart rate Pesky elevation making things tough? MultiSport’s altimeter knows and notes the difficulty A range of colours and a large touchscreen provide aesthetic pleasure when “down the gym” TomTom’s GPS and GLONASS satellite tech make sure you won’t get lost on your weekend jog With scratch. Multi-Sport will withstand a (light) scrape ON YOUR BIKE 2 DIVE IN 4 GYM BUNNY 6 SHARE YOUR PB 8 GO THE DISTANCE 10 A dedicated mount straps it to your handlebars so you can check your stats with but a glance Waterproof to 50m. it goes for up to ten hours. so distance is still recorded Multi-Sport analyses your stats and shares successes and personal bests across Facebook. TOMTOM.and impact-resistant glass. this new wrist-based activity tracker from the GPS kings wins every race and boasts about it online.Radar SPEND NEWS BLIP INSTAGRAM HAS NOW ADDED A FACEBOOK TAGGING FUNCTION 10 REASONS TO BUY.C O M .. time and speed when you’re taking on the local lido Prefer running on a treadmill to the park? Sensors track strides..COM. distance.





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Based on the competition’s theme of Mendelian genetics. Games industry gurus such as Sensible stalwart Jon Hare. 3 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. having five-on-five multiplayer running so smoothly in a live environment was also very impressive. the five-on-five. Epic says it will take care of introductions. which is now set for a full release. extended over the week of Gadget Show Live at Birmingham’s NEC. Bournemouth’s Static Games and the University of Abertay’s Team Summit. Nvidia’s Phil Wright and T3 deputy editor Matt Hill. part Tokyo Jungle. with the teams taking on feedback from the public and mentors including Ninja Theory. Below: Epic’s Mike Gamble hands Dead Shark Triplepunch the prize EPIGENESIS IS THE FUTURE OF E-SPORTS Dead Shark Triplepunch takes the Make Something Unreal Live crown as T3 joins Epic Games in celebrating the best student games makers {SPEAK} M ake Something Unreal Live. across both the panel and the public vote. FACEBOOK. Climax Studios. Grand Theft Auto creator Dave Jones and Sports Interactive’s Miles Jacobson also aided the teams’ development. Of course. T3’s Matt Hill and Nvidia’s Phil Wright. The most strictly Mendelian game (his name’s in the title. has been won by Sweden’s Dead Shark Triplepunch. the unique combination of Unreal Tournamentstyle first-person shooter chaos and Speedball-like futuristic fun is sure to capture the imaginations of LAN parties and e-sports enthusiasts. Epigenesis was the one that I wanted to take back to T3 Towers immediately for some in-office multiplayer. and could be commercially viable in time and with polish. The Wellcome Trust’s Iain Dodgeon. The final judging decision was fairly unanimous. this Theme Hospital meets Farmville chicken-rearing sim by Bournemouth’s Static Games had free-to-play iOS glory in mind but fell short. multiplayer-only game is a mix of first-person shooting. The fantastically titled team from the Blekinge Institute of Technology nabbed the top prize of commercial Unreal Engine 3 and 4 development licenses for its unique sports game Epigenesis (pictured above). It’s practically ready for a beta release as is. The judging panel included Populous and Theme Park creator Peter Molyneux. even though its science was a bit lacking. Above: the judges included gaming legend Peter Molyneux.C O M . 3D platforming and basketball that has you marking your territory literally by growing strategic defensive or offensive flora. While all the games had real promise. in which the Swedes saw off Staffordshire University’s Kairos Games. The live final. after all). Lucid Games and Splash Damage. Uncompromising {FOCUS} MAKE SOMETHING UNREAL’S PLUCKY RUNNERS-UP POLYMORPH MENDEL’S FARM BEINGS Kairos Games from Staffordshire’s very professional 3D platformer nabbed second with its excellent Avatar-esque visuals and impressive presentations. UKIE CEO Jo Twist. the international student game-making competition organised by Gears of War maker Epic Games. Part Pokémon.Radar NEWS NEWS BLIP PIZZA HUT’S NEW XBOX APP LETS YOU PICK TOPPINGS AND BUY VIA KINECT Left: Epigenesis in award-winning action. this cutesie ‘breed to survive’ curiosity from the University of Abertay’s Team Summit could be at home at Nintendo with a bit more focus.COM/MAKESOMETHINGUNREAL T3’s Matt Hill reports from the MSUL judging room in its approach (read: hardcore) and rewarding experimentation. Epic Games’ Mike Gamble.




Oh yes: 3D Mario on Wii U. 2014 TE LA R? Killzone 4 PS4 launch title will feature human-hating foes and eyepleasing graphics. we’re off to Stonehenge to sacrifice a virgin. that’ll keep us going for a week… As festi-season begins in earnest with the Isle Of Wight on June 13. this time at sea. more blowing sh*t up. Q4 Only God Forgives 300: Rise of an Empire More expansively pec’d Spartans fighting Persians. October? Anchorman: the Legend Continues Ron Burgundy is back.Radar INCOMING NEWS BLIP LOVEFILM NOW OFFERS HI-DEF FILMS AND TV SHOWS FOR THE PS3 Revelation and speculation for your edification over the next 12 months… WHAT’S ON YOUR RADAR? Oculus Rift 3D and VR headset backed by gaming ledge John “Doom” Carmack to hit shops? Q4 Transistor Action-packed. As such. June 24 is the start of Wimbledon (see p73). but there we go… 4 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. July 19 Nike Fuelband 2 Updates could include waterproofing so you can track swims as well as runs. August 8 O SO N W NO Drive’s Gosling and Winding Refn bring the stylish ultraviolence to Bangkok. to appease the tennis gods and end the UK’s barren run in SW19. Q4 iPhone 5 nano Low price and iMac G3-style translucent colour design? Er… Maybe (no). sci-fi arcade-style slasher from the makers of Bastion. Team T3 gears up with summer tech (p56). August 23 {THE HIGHS A ND LOWS OF T3’S COMING MONTH} T3 rolls up to Los Angeles en masse for annual gaming expo E3 wondering if there’s anything left to reveal after all the next-gen console leaks and pre-event events. toilet roll and hand sanitiser.COM . It’s bad news for the intern. and heads out to mud-drenched fields to “have some” YEAH! MEH! June 21 is the Solstice. 2014 Tech Films Games Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist Less sneaking about. Will he stay classy? December 20 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Cap’ and Black Widow fight evil in Washington.



80-minute glory at Sony’s London offices. featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.” Bangalter told Rolling Stone recently. “Electronic music right now is in its comfort zone and it’s not moving one inch.EDITED BY MATT A T HILL This month… Last of Us at last/ t/ Zero Dark Thirty: Bin Laden huntin’ huntin’/ ’/ Child of Lov’s funky electro soul / Apps to get cage-fighting fit Play TH E CONTENT FOR YOU R K IT THE ESSENTIAL RETURN OF THE ROBOTS Daft Punk conquered social media in spring. Their next target: your summer… T WO RDS MAT T H ILL rending across Twitter for days. Now. T3’s heard the album in its full. first teased Random Access Memories. via shorts on Saturday Night Live and live at California’s Coachella Festival. and it’s a belter. the men beneath the masks. While single Get Lucky. hinted towards a disco revival. the album’s more prog-rock journey than dancefloor-filler. becoming the most streamed track ever on Spotify and topping the iTunes Store in 50 countries. Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manyel de HomemChristo. Daft Punk’s comeback has been as sleek and tech-fuelled as expected from two robots done up in Saint Laurent. their full-length follow-up to 2005’s Human After All. “That’s not what artists are supposed J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 4 5 .

CO. OUT MAY 24 4 6 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . We wanted to do what we used to do with machines. OUT NOW ON COLUMBIA eenagers. the former a broadway tune referencing Bowie and The Beatles before a choir-packed climax. OUT JUNE 7 Ubisoft pastiches its own franchise with this ace. OUT MAY 31 Intuitive platforming meets excellent visuals and nostalgic audio.COM. What lifts this above trad zombie fare. but it actually keeps the album new.UBI. £10 CD. Panda Bear. shooting. DJ Falcon and dazzling percussionist Quinn.COM. OUT NOW Codemasters’ high-octane racing game is graphically gorgeous. from Frampton-esque voiceboxes to “world” drum wigouts and slap bass. FROM £12. There’s real experimentation here. With the PC-referencing title – “drawing a parallel between the brain and the hard drive. £30. OUT JUNE 14 ON PS3 The “Balance of Power” AI system has computer enemies adapting in real-time to shifting situations – such h as characters becoming isolated. the feast of online multiplayer innovations on offer is equally attractive. It’s also harshly violent in a way that may surprise – get caught and Joel’s throat is torn out in close-up before a black screen abruptly silences the screams. FC3BLOODDRAGON. rather than wading in nostalgia. Contact. At its most lightweight. fungus has grown from their faces turning them feral and leaving them to hunt using echolocation.” as Bangalter puts it – and the endless remixes it will clearly spawn. Once human. Anyone after another jaunty Nathan Drake adventure is in for a shock.UK. UK. X360 Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D 3DS Big Brother-isms and action combos collide in this striking future thriller set in Neo Paris. {FOCUS} Then there are the Clickers. In the case of The Last Of Us it’s 14-year-old Ellie getting into a scrape. tongue-in-cheek shooter. before Oscarwinning composer Paul Williams takes on the OTT double-header of Touch and Beyond. DAFTPUNK. £9 MP3. masterfully told story £40. IT’S NOT THE SAME” overlap.COM. RAM is just plain catchy. Happily. too. clicks and barks that chase you through dark corridors is Grade A nightmare fuel.” This shunning of their digital past could have tripped up lesser duos. FROM £22.” Daft Punk have stayed good to their word. Giorgio by Moroder features the titular Italian music legend talking for nine minutes. NINTENDO. THELASTOFUS.” says Bangalter. but those looking for a y should be first in line. including Gonzalez. then rewind their memories to change the course of events. cyborgs and Michael Biehn feature. PS3. Dragons. X360 Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon PC. with a downbeat weariness weighing down the atmosphere. but with people. The combination of whistles. eh? Even after the fall of man they still cause trouble. as ’60s. GRIDGAME. RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES BY DAFT PUNK. by DJs travelling. though. PS3. “These are songs that travelled into five studios over two and a half years. containing any samples – The Sherbs’ We Ride Tonight – the rest built around an ever-shifting roster of musicians. X360 Grid 2 PC. Uncharted developer Naughty Dog knows how to tell a story and this grim tale is more akin to The Road than Dead Island. with our hero Joel having to transport her safely across a postapocalyptic America full of infected mutants and opportunistically murderous survivors. ’70s and ’80s music-tech excesses THE LAST OF US Not just another zombie game. with only the last track. “Today.COM. while insistent clap-along Lose Yourself to Dance includes Pharrell’s falsetto rising over a chorus of digital “Come ons”. CAPCOM. it’s the techiest musical comeback of the year. £38. It’s not the same vibe.Play GAMES It was Pharrell’s dream to sing with The Power Rangers « to do. cover appearing or ammo running out ut {BEST OF THE R EST} Memory loss. with some proper tricky bits thrown in. electronic music is made in airports and hotel rooms. Uncharted creator Naughty Dog’s crafted a post-apocalyptic pleaser I only nipped out to the corner shop for a Cornetto… T “ELECTRONIC MUSIC IS MADE IN AIRPORTS AND HOTEL ROOMS. is the pedigree of the studio and the monsters it’s created.COM. The sure-to-be-a-single Instant Crush with Julian Casablancas sounds like Air remixing The Strokes covering Last Christmas. Beat characters up. COM. speed and retro thrills… Remember Me PS3.

but ZDT is nowhere near deep enough a film to make that feel like anything more than an incidental detail. as always with Bigelow. OUT MAY 27 EMPIRE OF THE SUN Ice on the Dune The synth duo FROM THE FUTURE – okay. tense despite the outcome being literally a foregone conclusion {BEST OF THE R EST} Old punks. £8 MP3. Ralph and… Bang! Re-Mit The righteously slurring Mark E Smith is back. However. Their shtick’s still entertaining. as a small-town cop leading a rag-tag. the excitement is reduced by the fact we know perfectly well how this story pans out: a raid. from Navy SEALs to CIA interrogators. £8 MP3. nothing more or less. £10 HD DL. Director Brian De Palma pushes the “style and referentiality” meters deep into the red.FILMS MUSIC New “parallel parking fail” video causes mirth outbreak on YouTube CHILD OF LOV No (spelling) mistake about it: this is the funkiest Dutchman ever e’s straight outta the Netherlands. HD DOWNLOAD THE LAST STAND BLU-RAY. Sweet! £14 CD. SD DOWNLOAD Blowout BLU-RAY Cold Spring Fault Less Youth Do you remember and cherish 90s Essex experimentalists Disco Inferno? Then you’ll like this. but this makes 18th century politics seem urgent and contemporary. a brief shootout and the cold corpse of a dangerous man being “buried at sea”. Sydney – return in usual. OUT JUNE 10 Arnie looks older than God here. £9 CD. His music is a jacking mix of horny horns and synthy bass. OUT JUNE 10 THE FALL {BEST OF THE R EST} Abe.” but after a bright start devolves into “Cars with video games. sorry Osama Bin Laden. the way CoL bakes them in his Dutch oven is hella fresh. £9 MP3. OUT NOW The raid on Bin Laden’s house is brilliantly handled. His voice is like Prince being impersonated by Grover from The Muppets. perhaps. OUT JUNE 17 £15 BLU-RAY. strictly speaking. What’s that. £10 SD DL. Expect grinding. Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar-winning War-on-Terror treatise suffers somewhat from being rooted in that boring old place. young guns. here’s just shy of an hour’s-worth of the sensitive Icelanders’ usual brand of soaring melancholy. plucky bunch against heavilyarmed baddies. A Western updated efficiently enough. £15 CD. £16 BD. future men SIGUR RÓS Kveikur Just in time for the summer solstice. {HD MOMENT} £8 CD. As ultra-motivated yet conflicted Carrie. alien pop. OUT JUNE 1 « J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 47 . searches desperately for terror leader Abu Nazir. HD WRECK-IT RALPH BLU-RAY. reality. OUT MAY 27 Overlong. File alongside Jamie Lidell in your “electro-soul” collection. OUT NOW MOUNT KIMBIE LINCOLN BLU-RAY. £8 MP3. and he is funky. you don’t? Shame on you. Along the way.” then melts into a trite puddle of “be yourself/ follow your dreams” clichés. £16 BD. replete with barked instructions and gargled slogans from MES. OUT JUNE 3 This ’81 classic stars John Travolta as a sound tech who accidentally records an assassination. the action scenes and the everyday details of people doing extraordinary jobs. H ZERO DARK THIRTY Troubling examination of the hunt for Bin Laden is somewhat more enjoyable than being waterboarded I n the post-Homeland world. Arnie. £10 CD. there’s a lot of “enhanced interrogation” (torturing people). £14 DL OUT MAY 27 This wants to be “Toy Story with video games. sorry Maya (Jessica Chastain). £24 BD. and while the ingredients may be familiar. do ring absolutely true. Damon Albarn and MF Doom guest. £14 HD DOWNLOAD. with the mastery of director Spielberg and super-thesp Day Lewis shining bright. non-understated style. £7 MP3. He is The Child of Lov. £15 BD.

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FREE. £8.35.5+ eBay BLACKBERRY 10.5+ Soccer Ticker BLACKBERRY 10.0+ Keep up to date with this summer’s Lions rugby tour.00. £11.COM eToro Social Alerts ANDROID 2.0+ Round-up of all the latest golfing news and results from around the world.2+ Live updates on major share indices. for quick note-taking using photos.COM The Ocean at the End of the Lane FOUR EBOOKS TO READ NEIL GAIMAN Jacob’s Folly REBECCA MILLER Swizzle Drink Recipes ANDROID 2.16. then. this one has a dose of horror. FREE.0. OUT JUNE 6 The Boys in the Boat DANIEL JAMES BROWN Napster VARIOUS Talking Cock: a Celebration of Man and his Manhood RICHARD HERRING Faster and more dashing than ever. ETORO. all saved to Google Drive. with customised voicemail greetings for different callers an added bonus. OUT JUNE 18 One protagonist.COM 1 3 2 4 Like all good fairy tales. Now available on BlackBerry handsets. FREE. but makes up for the attitude with great 2D and 3D maps. 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the triumph of LOL-laden web culture. Celebrities piled in with gags. It actually predates the internet – Richard Dawkins coined it in 1976 – but it’s come to mean a reference. specifically. Namely. and you’d be right. with news delivered via internet sound bites becoming the social norm… here was a moment. meme is a slightly annoying word. while maintaining its underlying structure. The whole thing’s too daft to explain in detail – it started when the Shadow Chancellor tweeted his own name accidentally – but what began life as a Twitter in-joke snowballed into a collective obsession. usually a photo. and the moment memes went truly mainstream. You could argue this was nothing but a weak joke stretched beyond breaking point. The Guardian launched a liveblog to chronicle the silliness. a few weeks back. that can be endlessly remoulded for comic purposes. This kind of playful creativity has always been popular on the web.Opinion TA L K IN G T EC H W IT H T 3’S E X P E RT AL L IES {THIS MONTH} Luke Lewis is a meme master Mark Prigg’s early adopter envy Duncan Bell debates in-app policy Vote Peter Firth to live on Mars Edited by Matt Hill LUKE LEWIS {INSIGHT} MEMES FOR THE MASSES Buzzfeed UK’s editor reckons the geeks have inherited the earth. Now. Peak Balls was reached on April 28 – now to be known as Ed Balls Day. but it also represented something quietly profound. The MP’s face was crudely Photoshopped on to endless pictures. when it seemed like the whole of the internet was talking Balls. but it has become « T ILLUSTRATION RYAN GILLETT J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 5 1 . It was such a popular reference. Ed Balls.

Just as traditional media is becoming more {SILICON} NO POINTS FOR 2ND Early adopters are no longer a secret cult. we’ve set up a brand new hub at T3. Being the earliest of early adopters now grants street cred – or gets you banned from bars. openness is just another part of a tech firm’s marketing arsenal. the meme that arose was stoked by contributions from Metro and the New Statesman. keeping up with the latest tech trends isn’t just a matter of financial survival.com/uk 5 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 to its true commercial potential. So next time you make a point online by referencing Grumpy Cat. With all this openness it would be easy to believe that there are few secrets left in Silicon Valley. Virgin Media billboards appeared around the UK that showed a baby clenching his fist – he was already known to millions online as Success Kid. been dubbed “Glassholes”. Apple employees developing the latest version of iOS are rumoured to have been given special screen filters so they alone can see what’s on their displays. be careful. waiting lines and orchestrated leaks have used the world’s ever-tech-focused glare I INTERNET MEMES ARE BREAKING FREE OF THE WEB AND INTO MAINSTREAM NEWS meme-friendly. trying desperately to create one from thin air rather than letting them gestate naturally.M A R K P R IGG « super-charged in the social-media age. and in Google’s case final software. part marketing masterstroke. but then the operating system under the hood is important.com/opinion for you to comment. When chancellor George Osborne joined Twitter with a smug photo update. more vaulting the whale. and one advertising execs are very keen to jump aboard. In the case of Google Glass. Sure. on facebook. A series of very public beta tests. until recently. as ever. communities such as Reddit. requiring users to wait their turn – and rewarding those who hear about it first. do you prefer your gadget releases with a bit of mystery? As part of our drive to get even more of your views into the hallowed pages of T3. Remember the Harlem Shake? It went from “hottest thing on the planet” to “lamest cliché imaginable” in the space of two weeks – or two seconds. Mark is technology editor for the Daily Mail {G E T I N VO LV E D} HAVE YOUR SAY… Are you an early adopter? Would you be happy to be used as a tech guinea pig in the name of beta testing and bragging rights? Or. You can also remark. but it’s still going to be next year before the rest of us can pretend we’re in Star Trek and boldly go reading Groupon email alerts without taking our phone out of our pocket. with furtive showings-off confined to certain bars and restaurants. depending on where you frequent – as only Google employees and a select few developers have a pair. as tech firms harness the power of being first n a city full of well-paid geeks. Every agency dreams of harnessing the runaway quality of the “viral”. with a small portion of the public happy to pay to become devs just to get hold of the latest kit. it’s now well and truly out in the open. too. Sure. Mailbox. implementing a queue system that’s part democratic admin. San Francisco is a city inhabited almost entirely by those muchreferenced-on-sales-sheets “early adopters”. they’re becoming walking billboards. or Ned Stark from Game Of Thrones. it’s a ploy that’s likely to reap big rewards. It might already be yesterday’s meme. been a relatively underground cult. Memes now travel at such breathtaking velocity. putting your own spin on a meme required. the web’s biggest repository of memes. too. but of course the truth is very different. these lucky few have already. claiming to be in “stealth mode”. The meme has become democratised. Last year. to select devices. a calendar replacement. greatest and yet-to-be-fully-released smartphone. if not coding expertise. but social and cultural. While this has. too. app or gadget is as status-worthy as the password to a pop-up bar or having Larry Page’s personal secretary’s au pair on speed dial. Sometimes they reverse-engineer this. somewhat harshly and perhaps a bit jealously. they got it very badly wrong – but the point remains.com/t3mag and “on the Twitter” @t3dotcom… . depending on your tolerance – with the Question Of Sport crew’s version less jumping the shark. 4chan and its British counterpart B3ta. It’s not even a phenomenon reserved for hardware. It used to be the preserve of nerdier corners of the web. But there’s an interesting paradox here. Until recently. Both Apple and Google are clever in dripfeeding beta versions. at least some skill with Photoshop. Google’s Glass AR specs are still well away from a consumer release. yet are arguably the most talked-about gadget on the planet. is evolving into a news outlet. US President Barack Obama submitting to an “AMA” (Ask Me Anything) interview with the site in August 2012 was effectively its mainstream coming-out party. your phone better not be a day out of date. Nowadays sites such as Quickmeme enable you to pick a photo and type in your gag. There’s still a way to go before the site achieves broadsheet-style respectability – when Redditors “identified” the Boston bombing suspects. Even apps are having a go. After all. Reddit. it’s all about shareability. while many firms refuse to say what they’re working on. where brandishing the latest. Apps such as Tempo. Since then it has become ever more central to the social-media conversation around breaking news. is the current king of the early-adopter jungle. it’s tough keeping up with them. have followed suit. a tease for your wallet. Luke is editor of Buzzfeed. It’s a social phenomenon. a new email organisation service.

“This is due to the total physiological change in the human body. UK – won this slightly sinister. “The human body will have adjusted to the 38 per cent gravitation field of Mars. the colonists’ bodies will have irrevocably changed. £20 during the entire time you own a game shouldn’t be allowed. score a record deal. Sounds easy. Nobody penned any thunderous editorials calling for the banning of fairgrounds. Many will take the view that adults should be allowed to spend their money on whatever they like. Mars One is a not-for-profit organisation that’s devised one of the most ethically questionable media events ever conceived.DUNCAN BELL P E T E R F IRT H Opinion {TRUTH} {FUTURE} MUGGER IN MY POCKET People wasting hundreds on “free” games may be funny but should it really be allowed to happen? It’s consumerism gone literally mad… LIFE ON MARS Would you apply for a reality show handing out one-way tickets to the little red planet? Maybe not. Someone got momentarily. Duncan hosts the T3 Podcasts every Friday {G E T I N VO LV E D} HAVE YOUR SAY… Are in-app purchases just a fun and. but what are governments and bodies such as the OFT for. but there’s a catch: they’ll never return. as smart people. re-animate a dead career and pretend to be a cat. J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 5 3 . if not to protect stupid people from themselves? In-app purchases that make it possible to spend more than. the news network for tech trend agency The Future Laboratory. droidmade Big Brother space house. Rastafarian banana.” Even Ant and Dec announcing that in their cheery. Inevitably. Now sure. Pete writes for LS:N Global. became determined to “complete” it. But now. exactly the same as the flurry of reports over previous months on in-app purchases. optional way to get more out of a game? Or should there be a cap on how much you can spend on them. Yes. Facebook. the competition winners will just have to hop in a space capsule and arrive at the pre-fab. the fact they’re allowed to be sold at supposedly reputable app stores beggars belief. but you’d probably watch… e’ve seen reality TV give people the chance to eat live bugs. The top prize? A Kinect… Worth about £100.” Mars One’s website warns. insanely hooked on a game. Read more about space tourist on p96 O nce in a while. in fact that this story is different to the in-app W purchase stories because it involves an adult and not a child using their mum’s credit card. By crowd-sourcing colonists in a Britain’s Got Talent-style show it will generate the interest and funding needed to establish the first permanent settlement on Mars by the year 2023. That’s why. but after a few years in the planet’s reduced gravity. Comments are free. Like payday loans at 3. Or are they just EVIL and deserving of immediate banning? Put down that Freemium game for five minutes and let us know your thoughts at T3. After that. com/t3mag and @t3dotcom on Twitter. As you probably read. holding a wildly cheerylooking. we can all have a good laugh at dumbos wasting vast sums of dosh. This month’s involved a rather miserable-looking. Geordie accents won’t make it any less terrifying. which includes reduction in bone density. and spent a ludicrous amount of cash doing so. Henry Gribbohm of New Hampshire. Unmanned drones will be sent up to build the beginnings of a home in the years before the manned mission. curved. I’ve got to admit I take a different view on “freemium” games. but you will be charged for likes. At the time of writing. the response to this was the kind of exaggeratedly straight-faced reporting that newspapers ONLY employ when conveying a story they know to be piss-your-pants funny.com/opinion. That’s odd.000% APR they’re designed specifically to exploit vulnerable people whilst pretending to empower them. It’s bananas. this is THE most thought-provoking story involving a ganjaliking plantain and a fat man in a vest that I have ever read.000 people have paid the necessary $30 to be considered for the first two available spacesuits. tattooed man in a Rab C Nesbitt vest. Games can put people in an altered state where their judgement is flawed. yellow chap. USA – though let’s not kid ourselves that this couldn’t happen in Hampshire. because apart from the Jah-worshipping. the people who suffer most are generally stupid. despite being generally opposed to nanny-state meddling. Not only would it be far too complicated to re-launch a return mission from the surface of Mars. crucially. dreadlocked fruit after burning his entire life savings of about two grand. Having a mechanism to extract repeated payments from players that can eventually total large amounts is pure. The game? Something to do with chucking a small ball in an evidently not-much-bigger box. spivvy exploitation. attempting to win on a fairground game. 30. and it’s this: they are a disgrace. thanks to the Dutch. muscle strength and circulatory system capacity. However. in essence. No blogger demanded the fairground folk be forced to pay the hapless mister Gribbohm back his life savings. to my mind. this story was. and be incapable of returning to the Earth’s much stronger gravity. a news story comes along that perfectly captures the zeitgeist. reality TV is going to select two would-be space colonists from a crowd of hopefuls and fire them at Mars. Just kidding. say.



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selfridges. urbanears.co.com 1 Urban Ears Baggis Creed Virgin Island Water £87.uk Has your neighbour beaten you to the punch and got a Robomower (right) before you? Block out its jealousy-inducing sound with these noise-isolating buds. the aforementioned mower. hanging round your neck rather than getting tangled in. jomalone. creedfragrances.uk Givenchy Play Sport £41.ESSENTIAL SUMMER GADGETS SUMMER Makes scents to us… Colonia by Acqua Di Parma £50. for instance.com . £25.co. They stick together when not in use.com Jo Malone Oud and Bergamot £95. givenchy.

then return to its base and charge itself. and fat percentage as the season’s barbecues take their terrible toll. £180. gut-punching sound from four amps and Bluetooth for wireless playback mean this brings the party-funk to your yard. uk.com 3 Dermalogica After Sun Repair This repairs damage done by UV rays. £175. including a £2. robomow.uk 5 Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale Lets you track your ballooning weight.co. aspinal oflondon. The hardened Further sward-tending robo-slaves are on p77. unguents and scents safe during well-earned weekend escapes.damsonaudio.com 3 Nikon 1 J1 This chic. £29. speakers. BMI. compact system cam has no viewfinder. steel blades reach to the borders of Want more Bluetooth its base for precision edging. nikon. Smile! £165.com « J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 5 9 . this elegant “sac de toilette” will keep your gels.com 2 Aspinal of London men’s hanging wash bag Water-resistant yet leathery. £100. T3-style. ensuring perfectly pearly whites for summer.500. Even better. in no uncertain terms.uk 4 Damson Oyster A curvaceous body. simple. uk.com 4 Colgate ProClinical A1500 An electric toothbrush with built-in sensors that adjust the speed and direction of the strokes depending on how you’re holding it. dermalogica.2 Gloster Fusion Sling Four back positions make this ideal for chilling out in style. then… 1 Remington MB4550 Control Touch The world’s first touchscreen beard trimmer – yup – has 175 length options. will you? £1.remingtoneurope.com 5 Robomow RS630 This will mow your lawn while you relax. it auto-shares your physical decline with online chums. fitbit. so a few afternoons in the sun won’t ultimately leave you looking like a Cuprinol’d Ronnie Wood.co. colgate. No artificial fragrance or colour is used in its creation. but a built-in flash means you can snap away after dark. £40. £350. gardening. Pass us another G&T and fire up the barbie (p60). Ten-meg stills and 1080p video are superb for the price and size. helping you get your style just right for some summer lovin’ .com grenade-shaped one? P118.699. gloster.

Our favourite feature? A sear station that ensures your meat looks as good as it tastes and vice versa. veg. £2.420. josephjoseph.co.com 6 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . Compared to a laptop it offers more screen and less microwaving of your scrotum.com reviewed.900.099. over on p106 1 Dyson AM02 Mini This may look just like Dyson’s much-loved tower fan but it stands only 87cm tall. all served up. if blood spurts out and hits you in the face. 27-inch from £1. £1.com/uk 5 Inadays InaTrap Electronic Insect Killer The best-looking bug zapper around. Sporty in-earphones are £130. it’s not ready. black or tobacco stain. this resembles a mushroom designed by Philippe Starck.com 3 Joseph Joseph Rinse and Chop Plus A space-saving. fish. while a huge range of adjustments suit any body shape. basically.uk 3 Herman Miller Aeron Executive The office classic’s mesh back keeps you cool in every sense.com 2 Salter Heston Blumenthal precision meat thermometer Not sure if your meat’s ready? Pierce it with this silicon-gripped analyser.113. salterhousewares.co. dyson.1 Weber Summit S-670 Gas BBQ Six gas burners and an infrared rotisserie are just the start of the good things on offer here. 20-inch from £1. except with cool.co. non-slip. exactingly. refreshing air rather than web browsing and time-passing apps. Et indoors with the kitchen tech on p67. At last! £15. weber. it doubles as an LED lamp. apple. It’s like the iPad Mini. As well as keeping your deskspace free of midges. £300.uk 4 Apple iMac The 2013 model drops the DVD drive to slim down to the same depth as an iPhone 5. amazon. $75. fcilondon.com 4 Bodum Bistro electric table grill One side does crêpes and bacon. viola: mains and dessert. herman miller. the Get your grub sorted other meats. folding chopping board that doubles as a colander. From £3.499. at your table. bodum.uk 2 Gallotti & Radice Milano Finish options are natural ash. The 15mm glass top adds boardroom class to your spare room and could double as a ping pong table at a push. £10. so you won’t be a hunchback by the time you retire.

5 Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
The ebook market-leader’s eight-week battery life will keep you in pages to turn, while the e-ink screen is readable in the bright sun of backyard barbies or the cool darkness of man sheds alike. Wi-Fi £109, 3G £169, amazon.co.uk

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1 Olympus Tough TG-2
This 12-megapixel, 4x zoom snapper is waterproof so you can dive into the pool with it, as this lady has here, without fear of knackerage. It’s also freezeproof, although that hopefully won’t come in handy. £350, olympus.co.uk


Tipples, snifters, boozes

Pimm’s jeroboam £100, anyoneforpimms.com

Jacques Selosse Brut Rosé £126, selfridges.com

Old Raj Dry Gin £26, wmcadenhead.com

Aperol £18, aperolspritzuk.co.uk

2 Aqua Sphere K180
Swim more freely and keep tabs down below with these goggles, replete with “red clear” lens. A 180-degree viewing angle forewarns you of flanking shark attacks. £17, proswimwear.co.uk

3 Sony Xperia Z
You can dunk this in the drink for half an hour and it’ll still work. It’s a slice of next-gen Android loveliness in many other ways, to boot – see its high ranking in our Guide, p124, for proof. £500, sonymobile.com

4 Speedo Aquabeat 2.0
Music for swimming, courtesy of this 4GB, waterproof MP3 player. Party playlist not doing it for you? Dive to the bottom of the pool and listen to Ween’s The Mollusk. £100, store.speedo.co.uk

5 Riemann P20 Once A Day
Don this in the morning and it’ll shield you from the ravages of UV for up to Use the fear of physical pain to get you fit and ten hours, even if you go swimming. improve your game with Which is quite likely, at a pool party. the pro-level, ball£25, p20.co.uk propelling robot tennis
coach on p73

1 Mountain Hardwear Way2Cool
This T’s “Cool.Q ZERO” tech means it actually lowers your body temperature as you sweat, while wicking moisture and being all antimicrobial and that. £50, mountain hardwear.com

2 GoPro Hero 3
This tiny, light action cam now has Wi-Fi for remote control and easy upload. It can capture every bone-crunching fall in excruciating detail not just in HD but also at perhaps excessively vivid 4K resolution. £360, gopro.com

3 Camera Demon
GoPro a touch outside your price range? The budget alternative is this, which fits any compact point-andshoot you fancy to your helmet, ready to film your summer adventures in an only slightly ungainly way. £25, camerademon.com

4 Adidas Boost
This trainer’s midsole is thermoplastic polyurethane, offering excellent energy return, so impact is reduced and you can run longer. Alas, it looks a bit like the stuff your hi-fi came packed in, but results are king. £110, adidas.co.uk

5 Jawbone b Up
This had a few teething troubles on its original launch, but now it’s back, and it’s bad in the hip-hop sense. It tracks your movement and sleep quality, Nike Fuelband-style, with the usual associated app and social gubbins. £100, eu.jawbone.com «

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The science in your bathroom
Looking good isn’t an art. It’s a science. Take your grooming routine to the next level with these hi-tech bathroom essentials
1) Brushing: Shift up to 100 per cent more plaque than manual brushing with the Oral-B TriZone 5000. It looks and feels like a manual brush but the clean is a whole lot better. “Sweeping” bristle tech pairs manual motion with power pulsations, while three separate areas on the head take on everything from hard-to-reach back teeth to interdental cleaning, while adapting to your own, individual style of brushing. The wireless Smart Guide acts as a dental satnav, ensuring you never miss a sector of your mouth.
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2) Wet shaving: All told, you spend 32.5 days of your lifetime on facial deforestation. Let the Gillette Fusion ProGlide SilverTouch, endorsed by the British Skin Foundation, help you out, there… With 60 per cent of men claiming to have sensitive skin, it’s good to know this shower-safe stubble slayer is fortified with carbon and Teflon for strength and shaving comfort. The Thin Uniform Telomer coating process means hair is removed with less tug and pull*, while Gillette’s largest ever Lubrastrip boosts glide and a streamlined Snowplough Comfort Guard keeps blade contact at optimum pressure levels. How precise is the construction? Well put it this way, Gillette uses more welds in its blades than many car manufacturers do in their motors.

Designed specifically for uncompromising grooming enthusiasts such as yourself, sir, the 3-380 is waterproof, so you can use it with foams and gels or even in the shower. With an improved Triple Action Free Float system, with two SensoFoils and one middle trimmer all working independently, it’s proven to deliver better performance on three-day beards – great if you prefer a shaving break at the weekend. Improved ergonomics and a soft elastomer grip make it a doddle to get to grips with, while the Precision Setting Switch offers greater control and less irritation.

4) Hair cleaning: Head & Shoulders Itchy Scalp Care 2in1 Shampoo analyses levels of histamine in the scalp, helping to reduce itchiness more effectively. This daily conditioning shampoo is full of tech, partnering its signature HydraZinc formula with ProClean technology and H&S’ anti-dandruff nous. Result: you look your best and feel more confident. Easy.

3) Dry shaving: Within 18 months, you’ll cut an average of 6,000,000 hairs with a Braun Series 3-380.

5) Fuller, thicker looking hair: 83 per cent of people concerned about thinning hair were satisfied that the tech in the Nioxin Hair System Kit 1-6 protected their barnet from damage. Getting a tad thin on top? Nioxin cleanses, optimises and treats, making hair look and feel thicker so you make the most of what you have.




USE YOUR HEAD Shampoo and condition your hair daily, obvs, but remember to massage your scalp as you wash to stimulate blood supply and clear dead skin cells. Rinse with cool water, then use a squide of conditioner about the size of a five pence piece and work it through to the ends of your hair. Bonce fact! Longer hair – more than 6cm – will be at least six months old, so keeping it in good nick is a must.


TAKE IT ON THE CHIN As beard hair can have the strength of copper wire, soaking first is a must, but no need for a bronze, Edwardian brush; a bit of soaping and a splash of warm water is fine. Use a fresh blade with a sensitive gel to keep your skin hydrated and lubricated. Rinse with cool water and pat dry to close pores, then add a balm to help restore moisture levels. Beard fact! Whiskers grow at an average rate of 6.35mm per month.


ALL SMILES Floss first – no moaning, now – then apply a thin strip of fluoride toothpaste to your electric brush. Divide your mouth into quadrants – upper-left, upper right, lower left, lower right – and concentrate lef on one at a time exclusively, gently mov mo ving the brush head up towards the gum line at a 45-degree angle. Don’t brush your gums as such – let Don’ the brush do the work. When the brush vibrates, move on to the next quad ant until all four are done. quadr Bristle fact! 75 pe per cent of people in the UK cur currently brush incorrectly.



a Caltech electrical engineer.SUPERMAN’S X-RAY VISION & HOUSE LEAPING SEE THROUGH WALLS. However. HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THESE POWERS? “The launcher is still in development but a possible operational date is five years’ time. which are sensitive to the rays from a light source emitting X-ray radiation. “Backscattering”. “A four-metre launcher could put a man on the top of a five-storey building in less than two seconds. making them safer for humans. so there is a cumulative cancer risk. “The technology could be perfected within five years. So effective were they in being able to see through things. which when sent out from a handheld sensor can form an image based on how quickly the waves bounce back. the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). the tech employed in such scanners.” says Ali Hajimiri. This speed means the microchips are able to emit terahertz signals more than 1. X-ray goggles: for Men of Steel in search of Tins of Beer 8 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . they raised privacy issues. As for Superman’s super sight. in 2009. These rays then scatter at different levels of intensity according to the different materials they come into contact with and the result is a reasonably detailed image with the look of a chalk drawing. too. It’s because of these safety concerns that the next generation of X-ray vision devices will instead rely on terahertz radiation. It can see what’s on the other side of an eight-inch concrete wall.000 times stronger than past methods. POTENTIAL PROBLEMS The only thing that can stop the Man of Steel is Kryptonite.” There is also the option of wideband radio waves. has been working on that. a radioactive element from the planet Krypton. The weapons boffins have registered a patent for a device that can shoot SWAT teams and emergency workers on to the rooftops of tall buildings. and you are able to direct the signals to focus on a particular area. ADDITIONAL POWERS: LEAP SMALL BUILDINGS The US Army’s R&D wing. THEN JUMP OVER THEM IS IT POSSIBLE? X-ray technology already exists and caused controversy when it was introduced in the form of airport scanners in the US. “T-rays are not energetic enough to strip electrons from atoms.” adds Hajimiri.” explains MIT electrical engineer Qing Hu. “We have developed a silicon chip that can operate at nearly 300 times the speed of a microchip found in a regular phone or tablet. we earthlings have regular radiation to worry about and although the levels from backscatter are minimal – less than you would be exposed to when flying at altitude – each exposure is additive. the California Institute of Technology believe you could have it on your smartphone in no time. or up to ten feet underground. and has already been used by the US military.” a DARPA representative boasts. or T-rays. “but they are exceptionally sensitive to chemical structure so the images they create would be more detailed and defined.” reckons DARPA. allows you to see with X-ray vision in real-time through glasses.

stopping cells becoming cancerous. which separates humans from amphibians able to grow limbs at will. However. To do so they looked not to spiders. One early beneficiary was a US Marine wounded in Afghanistan. called a Switchable ElectronicallyControlled Capillary Adhesion Device (SECAD).” Steen assures us.” Wolverine’s shaving nicks: more frequent but also quicker to heal. However. despite the best efforts of Google and other search engines. SECAD pads that would allow you to climb a building could be perfected in two to three years. that means four of DARPA’s Spidey pads would easily affix a human to any surface. but it is now possible to regrow muscle using the “extracellular matrix”: the structure that positions the cells which make up muscle tissue and organs. And sorry. J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 8 9 . “Five years max. The matrix can also stimulate the body to grow and repair tissue.” explains Professor Paul Steen. Swings and roundabouts… Those hoping for more spontaneous healing have been thwarted by the p21 gene. stock up on plasters. In normal adult cells. anyway? INFINITY’S OMNISCIENCE The ability to know absolutely everything will remain out of reach. each hole in the SECAD is ten microns across. An IED blew out most of his upper-left thigh. “This would give the user the ability to administer a powerful explosive charge. bonding to any surface. “The surface tension created when you pack millions of holes into a very small space is enough to create a huge electrical charge. SUPERMAN Spidey-sense… tingling… Should have gone to loo… before starting job… charged pad. but to the Floridian leaf beetle. “It’s the same principle as when you take two wet glasses from a dishwasher that are stuck like glue.” adds Steen. You then need to get active.I. but instant fire balls. Made up of three layers and a nine-volt battery. “If we can further shrink this to one micron across then each pad could support a weight of 280lbs. WOLVERINE’S HEALING POWERS ADAMANTINE CLAWS ARE COOL. It uses microscopic pores in its feet to secrete a fluid that creates extreme surface tension. Philadelphia. The electrical field created by the battery forces water through the three layers until droplets are squeezed out of the minute perforations. laboratory mice bred without the p21 gene were able to regrow damaged tissue in their ears within weeks. once again it’s DARPA’s tooled-up brainiacs that have come closest to giving humans Spidey-like climbing ability. about the size of a red blood cell. SPIDER-MAN’S WALL SCALING & STRENGTH WHEN WILL YOU BE ABLE TO DO WHATEVER A SPIDER CAN? IS IT POSSIBLE? Two separate research teams at SRI International and Stanford have already succeeded in putting robots on the side of buildings. turning off the p21 gene in the area around the wound during healing. using a combination of electrostatic charges and minute sticky hairs that mimic the way a lizard crawls. but the ability to break wind on demand does not qualify. would concentrate on a human subject. give you the ability to smash through doors and split solid rock. creating surface tension. even if it was possible.” explains Steen. in 2011. Till then. HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THESE POWERS? “With unlimited funding. The next stage of this research. POTENTIAL PROBLEMS ADDITIONAL POWERS: SUPER STRENGTH Not content with the ultimate windowcleaner’s CV entry? The SECADs could also. theoretically. The adhesion is so strong. and scientists are now using matrices taken from pigs to remodel replacement tissue in injured US servicemen. GHOST RIDER’S SPONTANEOUS FIREBREATHING We’re not talking circus-act fire spouting. the pad’s top layer is filled with microscopic perforations. this trial could be up to ten years off. In order to work. using just a standard 9V battery. Even after ingesting a lamb phall. Would you really want your ’80s self back. THE SUPER POWERS WE’LL NEVER SEE SCIENCE WILL ALWAYS STRUGGLE WITH THIS LITTLE LOT FLASHBACK’S TEMPORAL DUPLICATION The ability to summon up past or future versions of yourself. A DARPA-funded team at Cornell University is developing an electrically POTENTIAL PROBLEMS “At the moment. AMELIA VOGHT’S SUBLIMATION The ability to morph into a gas.” By our calculations. Soon after matrix surgery he was able to take a full stride without exaggerating his movement. the university’s biomolecular engineer. we haven’t reached James Logan’s mutant ability to recover in seconds from any flesh wound. the patient’s scar tissue must be removed. then the matrix implanted surgically into healthy tissue to expose it to the bloodstream. the beetle can carry a load 100 times its own weight. leaving him unable to move his leg without swinging it bodily forward. being carried out at The Wistar Institute. BUT WE WANT TO SURVIVE ANY SCRAPE IS IT POSSIBLE? Well. p21 prevents DNA damage.” HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THIS POWER? According to Wistar. this is very difficult.

MIND-CONTROLLED. He avoided the clink by penning a letter of apology to the city. Using a power unit. Just like Stark. The XLII manages to get all the information needed from Stark’s brain to control the suit’s many different functions. Right now.You can’t get better than an Iron Man-suited tyre fitter… IRON MAN’S ARMOUR A HIGH-TECH. the sensor moves the exoskeleton and exaggerates the movement. “and we’re still trying to understand how to mine all that information. dressed like a ninja. tried to catch thieves. “issues”. shall we say. the person inside HAL 5 has a sensor attached to their skin. which sends biosignals from the brain straight to the user’s muscles. made by Japanese tech firm Cyberdyne. This level of sophistication presents a further range of. enabling first responders in earthquake-hit areas to lift heavy objects. “There are more than 100 billion neurons in the human brain. At present. HAL 5’s battery is still a lumpy 10kg and lasts a maximum of three hours per charge. but when caught himself faced a 15-year prison spell. “To operate a suit that sophisticated Stark uses a chip implanted in his skin which enables him to control it using his central nervous system. batteries can be made only so powerful before effectively turning into a bomb – not something you necessarily want on board when flying at Mach speed. HAL 5 is actually an anti-disaster suit. from flight to emitting electromagnetic pulses. It doesn’t make you fly. slightly less superheroically. so we’re a long. 9 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THIS POWER? Don’t hold your breath. Michigan’s Dark Knight.” says Zehr. PHOENIX JONES AKA BENJAMIN FODOR Wearing a black and gold suit and a bulletproof vest. He pepper sprayed two women in 2011. SHADOW AKA KEN ANDRE A martial artist who patrols the streets of Yeovil. but it does increase your strength tenfold. Paul Zehr. long way off.” POTENTIAL PROBLEMS? Our Tony has the super-lightweight ARC reactor in his chest to power the XLII suit. the closest thing we have to a suit that thinks for itself is the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) 5.” reveals Dr E. Zehr suggests: “I think we’re looking at a 40-year timeline before we have a suit like Iron Man’s. At the moment we can probably only record the information from 500 neurons. professor of kinesiology and neuroscience and author of Inventing Iron Man: The Possibility of A Human Machine. Ken once left a car thief tied to a lamp post and “has developed a special roaring war cry to help disperse crowds of youths” .” REAL-LIFE SUPERHEROES: WE FEEL SO MUCH SAFER KNOWING THEY’RE OUT THERE THE PETOSKEY BATMAN AKA MARK WAYNE WILLIAMS Petoskey. this MMA pro took to crime fighting after his car was broken into. Somerset. AIRBORNE POWER SUIT FOR ONE? IS IT POSSIBLE? When Tony Stark suits up in Iron Man 3 it’s with the XLII upgrade that allows him to command the suit using his billion-dollar brain. In contrast.

In real life. If someone was to jump from 30. correct us if we’re wrong. This thumb-sized camera can take 11-megapixel stills and record full 1080p video in the pitch black. claims its e Quantum Stealth camouflage nvisible can already render a wearer invisible d them. called “mantle cloaking” . However. scientists are trying to do something similar with “metamaterials” and “metascreens” . £69. “The only reason we are able to see an object at all is because of the light rays bouncing off its surface. it look really cool” “Currently. There are alternatives. up to a distance of 1m. VIDEOHEAD HELMETS. The production team b borrowed a technique pioneered by the Ministry p o of Defence. For the last six years the Special Parachute and Logistics consortium have been developing the Gryphon. Its built-in camera will capture the moment you take down the bad guys in 1080p at 60fps. a research s scientist at Bayer Material S Science. It uses an electrical charge.” says t P Peter Hutton. BATMAN! BATMAN’S FLYING CAPE GLIDE INTO BATTLE – OR YOUR OFFICE.33:1. but do those people know they’ve seen it…? ? VIDEO HEAD HELMET CAM Protect your do-gooding dome with this crash hat.JP POTENTIAL PROBLEMS? The difficulty comes when you try to disguise larger objects. serrated blade. which makes it instantly stiffen so that Batman can glide from tall buildings. but microscopic objects are generally n t they? quite hard to see anyway. but there’s ific always the chance of a scientific breakthrough. n a adds Westgate. equating to a 350m glide from the top of a 150m building. £32. However. HIGH-TECH KIT TO MAKE YOU A LITTLE BIT SUPER: HOLY INEXPENSIVE ACCESSORIES. You’re a superhero without pockets? Good job it’s got a belt clip. so our eyes never see the returning light rays. we need to wait another 20 years. member of the production design team.COM HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THIS POWER? POTENTIAL PROBLEMS? P “At last. These man-made fabrics work by interrupting the flow of light so that waves are bent around objects.CO. “The make up of light waves means that only microscopic objects can be rendered invisible. by bending light waves around gles fooling even night-vision goggles without the use of cameras. TORCHDIRECT. For Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight franchise.” she says. JTT CHOBI CAM PRO 3 Evil lurks in the darkness. called electrostatic flocking. pocket-sized torch will light up the bad guys to the tune of 400 lumens.” the University of Leicester is whether Batman would ever be able to survive the landing if he flew using just his Batcape. according to Stephen Westgate. Ah.” says Professor Andrea Alu. so night vision is essential. “also made . you’d need some hefty Bat armour to survive that.000 feet using the Gryphon they could glide for around 30 miles at an average speed of 60 miles an hour. it was calculated that the impact of hitting the ground would be similar to hitting a car travelling at 50mph.7 metre one with a glide ratio of 2. “The polymers f form a thin material that r reacts in five milliseconds t to electrical current and c can expand or contract b based on how much charge r runs through it. £TBC. CEO eople Guy Cramer. rigid wingspan and a glide ratio of 5:1.UK HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THIS POWER? ER? “Large-scale invisibility is still l 35 re’s years away. saw. a new type of fabric was invented which. Professor Alu admits.Current flying-cape tech lets you fly like a real bat (that has just been shot dead in mid-flight) I.NE. her invisibility rival. JTT. “Current techniques work best with objects of comparable size to the wavelengths they’re trying to hide from. Hyperstealth ts Biotechnology Corp. we’re not quite there yet. aren’t LED LENSER F1 FLASHLIGHT This lithium powered. uses an ultra-thin metallic metascreen to cancel out the waves as they are reflected off the cloaked object. SUPERMAN SUE STORM’S INVISIBILITY HIDE IN PLAIN SIGHT LIKE THE FANTASTIC FOUR’S HEROINE IS IT POSSIBLE? The Invisible Woman’s power is down to her ability to bend light waves with her mind. none more so than Bruce Wayne’s cape made of “memory cloth” . which lo looked great but was also light enough to be able to li c catch the air beneath it” . the very latest thing in wingsuit technology. lights or mirrors. $110. “was a hybrid mix of parachute-grade nylon and velvet pile.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 9 1 . COOLMATERIAL. physicist at the University of Texas.” says Alu. says that “the people ks that need to know that it works e have seen it” . then. EO batteries. It e r reduced the cape’s night-vision profile but. TITANIUM UTILITY RING Put the bling into your vigilantism by wearing this ring made from titanium plates that folds out into a straight blade. I can shop in Lidl without shame…” O of the questions One concerning researchers at “For electroactive polymer techniques that could turn a soft. When completed. material cape into a rigid flying suit.” Now. the Gryphon will be fitted with AR navigation and automatic guidance for a smooth landing. however. pioneered by Alu. which compares favourably to the Caped Crusaders’s 4.” laments Hutton. bottle opener and handy comb. Based on calculations taken from the Dark Knight’s memory cloth cape. a new method. This bad boy gives the wearer a 2m. OR ODDBINS – LIKE THE DARK KNIGHT IS IT POSSIBLE? The Applied Science division of Wayne Enterprises is always coming up with cool new toys for Batman. the use of electroactive polymers is e t the closest thing we have to memory cloth.


In Cyprus – and in Spain. however. woah boy. is it unpredictable. it was down to $144 (£93). The e-currency has climbed to heights not imagined by financial forecasters. which potentially faces similar problems – punters began trading Euros for Bitcoins. outperforming market expectations but. with . its value has continued to rise. In May 2013. creating a classic bubble: suddenly there were plenty of Bitcoin buyers. This panic buying inflated the currency’s value.T3 INVESTIGATES I N V E S T I G AT E S Revisited UPDATING YOU ON NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE IN-DEPTH TECH STORIES WE BROUGHT YOU BEFORE ANYONE ELSE WORDS JON AXWORTHY BITCOIN DREAMLINER IN-APP PURCHASING KICKSTARTER THE DUQU VIRUS THE RISE OF VIRTUAL CURRENCY First covered in T3 December 2011 GERMAN TECH CENSORS GOAL-LINE TECH “A revolutionary electronic currency is shaking the global money tree. If you’d bought just one Bitcoin back when T3 looked into it in December 2011. domestic bank accounts would be raided. One of the main reasons for this virtual currency hitting headlines is the failure of traditional ones. the mysterious inventor/s of Bitcoin. In April 2013. T3 follows the virtual paper trail…” THEN A LICENCE TO PRINT MONEY? NOW STUCK IN A BOOM AND BUST CYCLE iDOCTOR J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 9 3 ILLUSTRATION PETER CROWTHER SPACE TOURISM Although we’re no nearer to finding out the identity of the enigmatic “Satoshi Nakamoto”. It began as a toy for geeks but is now making millions for investors – and criminals. it would have set you back $15 (about £10). And fall. it was worth an incredible $260 (£170). And rise. but little availability. due to the mathematically created currency’s selflimiting nature – more than three-quarters are stockpiled by investors. The recent financial meltdown in Cyprus sparked fears that high-earning. Of the 11 million Bitcoins currently in circulation – 10 million shy of the total number there will ever be.

even when demand is down. but safety worries and the recession have caused turbulence. However. “The rather astonishing amount of new accounts opened in the last few days made a huge impact on the overall system that started to lag. with hackers WORLDWIDE ECONOMIC INSTABILITY LED TO SPEEDY INVESTMENT IN VIRTUAL CASH seemingly bent on encouraging “panic selling”. “As expected in such situations. resulting in an increase of trade that ultimately froze the trade engine. stored in a virtual wallet. Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook foes. all under the unflattering glare of public and regulatory scrutiny. app addiction could swallow you. Ladies and gentlemen. without incurring huge losses. sometimes ranging up to three hours away from the nearest airport. However. attracting a flood of new investors. In one attempt to get the currency moving. huge. so they could buy up cheap Bitcoins before waiting for the currency to recover and cashing out. The 787’s biggest customers to date have included All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines.” read a Mt. For the same reasons. where there is still serious distrust of government-backed money. it’s so different to existing aircraft that multiple elements of its construction are needing to be reworked. while British Airways ordered 24 and THEN THE GAMBLE THAT COULD BREAK BOEING “It’s the carbon-fibre superplane built to revolutionise air travel. It can fly intercontinental routes over water. According to the currency’s online transaction log. This void in availability has encouraged a surge in cyber crime as hackers target private investors and the online exchange Mt. bent investors would have needed to cash in their chips promptly as this new-found popularity sparked a market crash in April – the second in the currency’s four-year history – and its value on Mt. Gox statement. The new holes in the wall will convert your cash into Bitcoins. That IN-APP PURCHASES UNDER INCREASED LEGAL SCRUTINY First covered in T3 Christmas 2012 THEN PUSH THE BUTTON? “It’s not just kids who are blowing more than they should on in-app purchases. the only place that Bitcoins are being spent in any great number is on the gambling site SatoshiDICE. 9 4 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 DREAMLINER REMAINS NIGHTMARISH FOR BOEING First covered in T3 March 2012 means that it’s lighter and can operate on long-distance routes. it will continue to follow a boom and bust cycle. Gox. Yet it is a currency that remains exciting because it is not controlled by any government.« the most high-profile hoarders being Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss. A study by Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science found that 78 per cent of Bitcoins are being kept under a virtual mattress. As long as the currency remains difficult to spend. because Bitcoin was suddenly earning mainstream media column inches. media entrepreneur Jeff Berwick plans to install Bitcoin ATMs in Los Angeles and Cyprus.” The computer glitches provoked frenzied selling that forced values to plunge. both of which operate long-haul routes to the US and Europe.0… a huge. too…” . This would almost certainly have worked. huge deal”. Gox plunged 70 per cent. Bitcoin rallied and at the end of the most eventful week in its life stabilised at around $100 per unit – still six times its 2011 worth. CEO of Nyaruka – a company that focuses on bringing software expertise to developing nations – sees it helping developing-world businesses thrive. In the States. but it’s certainly no longer just funny money for the geeks. Bitcoin may still have a way to go before it makes an impact on the established stock exchanges. selling Bitcoin en masse. people started to panic. who hold one per cent of the global supply. The Tokyo-based platform was hit by a cyber attack in April 2013. Former Facebook exec Chamath Palihapitiya has described it as “Gold 2. which handles much of the worldwide Bitcoin trade. FUTURE REMAINS IFFY The 787 is unique because it is a twin-engine craft made from composite materials rather than aluminium. Problem is. Nicolas Pottier. United Airlines has taken delivery of 787s. brace for a bumpy take-off…” NOW FLEET GROUNDED. taken out of circulation as investors hold on to them rather than exchange them for services.

It warns of the possibility of future attacks on hospitals and nuclear plants. The first British Kickstarter project was a retro-arcade machine.” said Branson at the time. an ANA 787 bound for Tokyo had to make an emergency landing after error messages and smoke in the cockpit indicated a problem with the plane’s batteries. “You can understand their thinking. the FAA grounded the entire fleet of 50 planes worldwide.” hoped to be operating four of them by the end of the year. RICHARD GRASSIE THEN DUQU THE DESTROYER First covered in T3 December 2012 “A computer worm with the power to take down governments. this allows the plane to fly routes three hours away from the nearest runway. video games. That’s where crowdfunding comes in… And Kickstarter is leading the charge. in the US. Meanwhile. flames were seen licking the undercarriage of one as it sat parked at Logan International. but no money to make it happen. the Pi.” NOW SEVERAL BANS LIFTED Games that have joined Doom in having their bans retrospectively lifted by censors include Harvester. spent £1. it looks like it’s going to remain disappointed. Because of the Dreamliner’s construction. but state-sponsored cyber skirmishes continue. and the issue is deemed serious enough for Nato to have requested a convention on the threat of cyber war. even Facebook likes have fallen foul of one of the world’s most heavily restricted states.” says Scott Hamilton. in January 2013. Later that month. letting it fly less crowded skies. Days later. Boston. “That’s very attractive to someone looking to get wide. for once not due to a battery fire “You’ve had the light bulb moment. Within a month of Kickstarter’s high-profile arrival on these shores. For a time.” Boeing began working with the FAA in February to fix the problems and in April revealed that the testing of a redesigned battery system had finished and was nearing full approval.” The majority of that funding is from overseas – of the 50. In the same month a five-year-old. such as those above the North Pole. Apple’s handing over £66 million in compo to parents who brought a successful class-action suit against it when their kids ran up massive in-app bills. the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) was even considering lengthening its Extended Range Twin Engine Operational Performance (ETOPS) certification range. with £2 million already pledged to UK inventors – about £48 per minute.000 people that backed a UK project in the first month of trading only 39 per cent were from the UK – and it’s this global reach that is the main cause of Kickstarter’s success. WE’RE GERMAN… “Tablets.000 – double our funding goal. « J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 9 5 . it seems we’ve only scratched the surface of Kickstarter’s potential uses. with Scrubs star Zach Braff getting $2 million funding for a new movie within a few days. Now you’ve got an idea.” THEN START ME UP! NOW NORTH KOREA GETS INVOLVED The Dreamliner shrouded in smoke. Then. However. Before the European launch. at least in the short term. One of those airlines hit hard was Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic.” says co-inventor Paul Beech. North Korea is accused of using malware to target South Korea’s banks and media outlets. more than 400 projects had set up shop. also from Bristol. many analysts believe that the 787 will now not receive an extended ETOPS certification. It’s all great news for retrogaming Deutschlanders. The firm had 16 Dreamliners lined up for delivery from summer 2014. “The 787 has been an unbelievably painful experience. Even so. The FAA was all set to change this to five and a half hours. Mortal Kombat 1-3 and Wolfenstein 3D.T3 INVESTIGATES CYBER WORLD WAR: STILL A THREAT First covered in T3 April 2012 KICKSTARTER PHOTOGRAPH REX FEATURES. NOW OPEN FOR UK BUSINESS AND TAKING ON HOLLYWOOD NOW CALL YOUR LAWYER! The Office of Fair Trading is currently investigating the legality of purchases that lurk inside free-to-play apps aimed at children. the only way to get funding on the site was to set up a business in the US. Mortyr. Normally. if Boeing was expecting an end to the turbulence that’s dogged its revolutionary craft since its conception. Duqu has thus far failed to destroy the world. but the highly electrical make-up of the 787 means that if there is a battery fire you would need to land that plane immediately. powered by Raspberry Pi and called the Picade. Apple has already refunded two parents from Bristol after their eight-yearold spent £980 buying virtual donuts in Simpsons: Tapped Out in January. “We have had to scramble in planes we hadn’t intended and keep ones we hadn’t planned to. or partner with an existing firm across the pond – a fairly formidable bureaucratic barrier. things were looking rosy for the 787 after its lengthy gestation. analyst at aerospace consulting firm Leeham Co.” says Beech. at an estimated cost to Boeing of $450 million in lost income and compensation to airlines. bringing the world closer to the brink of cyber warfare.” It appears that the FAA will allow the Dreamliner to keep its original three-hour ETOPS. “The loss of a battery to other planes isn’t critical. GERMANY BACKTRACKS ON GAMES CENSORSHIP First covered in T3 Christmas 2011 THEN NO TECH PLEASE. “It seemed right that we should be supporting another very British project. global exposure for a fledgling product. “We were successfully funded with £74. Meanwhile.700 on ammo in Zombies vs Ninja and similarly received a full refund. and greatly increasing the value of the plane to long-haul airlines.

Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp intends to establish his settlement on the Red Planet five years earlier. Any takers? . Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Xcor’s Lynx still plan to make astronauts of multimillionaires and celebs by early next year. “We will then compare the results against that of a non-medically trained healthcare worker using the EYE phone. NOW HOLIDAY ON THE RED PLANET dream of colonising Mars by 2028. For anyone thinking of hitching a ride on the Mars One project. Now. charged using a solarpowered backpack. the British company bidding to provide goal-line tech for football’s big matches. which would sustain future astronauts. costing $4 billion per crew. is already used at Wimbledon and in cricket test matches.” SPACE TOURISM: NEXT STOP. P MARS! First covered in T3 March 2013 THEN PREPARE FOR-LIFT OFF! “Virgin Galactic plans to make space tourism a reality. we have the know-how to get paying pioneers to Mars. PayPal supremo Elon Musk has already declared his. “After that it would be more economical. is part of a five-year eye-health study of 5. but Lansdorp hopes the main source of funding will be from broadcasting rights. and has now been selected by the English Premier League for the 2013-14 season.” Mars settlers would erect inflatable domes compartmentalised into living and working spaces. probably no more than four astronauts. Reps saw how GoalRef and CAIROS used magnetic fields around the goal line and a chip inside the ball to determine whether it had crossed the line. a small ophthalmoscope fitted to a smartphone. Can it silence critics of its cost and reliability? It’s a game of two halves. who funded his own trip to the International Space Station in 2001. you’ll soon be able to receive diagnosis and treatment via your phone. has lost out to German challenger GoalControl4D.000 patients. Gary… 9 6 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 You don’t need tech to tell you this one went over the line The EYE phone. while GoalControl and Hawk-Eye both used multiple cameras and 3D imaging to plot the location of it at any given moment. Hawk-Eye. According to Lansdorp. The fight to be the official goal-line tech provider began in February 2013. Germany has come out on top after a dispute over the goal line. when all four companies involved made presentations to international football’s governing body and demonstrated their systems at some of the Brazilian World Cup stadiums. breaching the Karman line and offering regular people the chance to experience zero-G. and plans to send a married couple on a 501-day round-trip in 2018. but a decision by FIFA. as he plans to turn the entire project into an interplanetary reality TV show (see p53). which employs seven high-speed cameras per goal-line. This time it wasn’t a disallowed goal by England’s Frank Lampard that helped the Germans limp to a 4-1 win. Despite only receiving a licence to tender a month before the final rounds of testing. Lansdorp and Musk aren’t the only players in the trip-to-Mars biz.T3 INVESTIGATES PHOTOGRAPH MARK LEECH / REX FEATURES SMARTPHONES HEAL THE WORLD First covered in T3 January 2013 GOAL-LINE TECH IN FOOTBALL GETS THE GREEN LIGHT First covered in T3 July 2012 THEN THE iDOCTOR WILL SEE YOU NOW “Rather than going to hospital. but we got one…” NOW PREMIER LEAGUE AND INTERNATIONAL FOOTIE GETS TECHY Once again.” reveals EYE phone inventor Dr Andrew Bastawrous. some would say ambitious. He believes we can bring people back. The German system will now be trialled at the Confederation’s Cup in Brazil in June. impressing FIFA with its tech. as well as a plant production unit. Dennis Tito. meanwhile. but attention is now shifting its ass to Mars.” NOW “EYE PHONE” TRIALLED IN KENYA THEN THE REFEREE’S A SENSOR! “With Euro 2012 on the horizon.” The Moon and suborbital space is so 2012. before getting the final stamp of approval. as he moves between villages.” reveals Lansdorp. how many more ghost goals do we have to put up with before technology is introduced? We nearly received a second yellow for demanding an answer. Hawk-Eye. has announced a venture called Inspiration Mars Foundation. there’s just one catch: it’s a one-way ticket. GoalControl was the winner.000 people in Kenya. on the surface of Mars would take around seven to eight months and cost an estimated $6 billion. “To land the advance party. Mars One is currently looking for capital. “I’m currently training a team of 15 to use the world’s leading hospitalbased equipment to test the 5. we just don’t have the means to bring them back.




this is one of the best phone screens yet. It’s the new. with the screen displaying the time and other important information through the gap. microSD slot swap batteries for extended BATTERY LIFE Not quoted use. it’s not a bad looking phone. It’s at 30fps stuck with a removable back. WIDTH 70mm where the front-facing DEPTH 8mm camera monitored your WEIGHT 130g eyeballs and dimmed the screen when you weren’t looking directly at it. innovative features that really make this phone stand out. has « 1 4 1 0 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . but with straighter lines and a subtle texturing effect beneath the glossy plastic. The HTC One’s screen is marginally sharper. prefer sealed battery units DISPLAY 5-inch. – you can squeeze in more Super AMOLED OS Android Jelly Bean power when you’re not PROCESSOR/RAM 1. vivid. If you felt the S3 looked too plasticky. Despite that. So far. NFC. {SPECIFICATION} especially high-end ones.9GHz wasting space on the cases quadcore/2GB removable batteries need STORAGE 16GB REAR CAM 13-meg/1080p – but not the Galaxy S4. In fact. 1080x1920. There’s a window in the front cover. the screen delivers rich. Bluetooth 4. you’re unlikely to be impressed. since the hype machine for the Samsung Galaxy S4 first revved its engine. either. but that’s because it’s packing the same number of pixels into a smaller space. we’ve seen new Android upstarts – the HTC One and Sony Xperia Z – shoot to the top of the T3 charts (see p124).8 inches – and it now boasts a full-HD resolution.7mm thinner than the S3. you can GPS. It’s the same height and 0. when flexed. Can the S4’s innovations help it wrestle back its crown? Time to find out… The design. However. Many smartphones. but who does that? {DIMENSIONS} There’s another benefit to the removable back: you can replace it with an S Cover. Thanks to Samsung’s skill with Super AMOLED technology.0. for a start. so safe.It’s here: the most anticipated smartphone of the year. FRONT CAM 2-meg/1080p meaning the phone creaks CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. 4G. IR sensor. which wraps the phone and closes over the screen with a magnet. Last year’s HEIGHT 136mm Smart Stay technology. bright colours – those colours don’t look as over-saturated as they can on some other Samsung screens. though. is a very gentle upgrade to last year’s Galaxy S3. there’s a bigger screen – it’s five inches instead of last year’s 4. Yes.

Like some Nokia Lumias. running or climbing stairs and there are temperature and humidity sensors. you can also use the S4 with gloves on. it’s a nice (non) touch. but is still an impressive snapper 3 IR BLASTER With this built in the S4 now functions as a remote for your telly. there are features galore. but sleeker than the Galaxy S3. It replaces scooped curves for straight lines and a textured back 3 WWW FOR MORE REVIEWS GO TO T3. too. If you use your phone when cooking.360° R A T E D been enhanced. better five-inch Super AMOLED display using all of Samsung’s knowledge to deliver vivid. emails or missed calls you have before turning off again. The 1. never slowing down or hesitating. or any other AV kit. too. or cluster a burst of action shots in one picture. a nightly « {DETAILS} 1 SCREEN 2 A bigger.9GHz Qualcomm quadcore chip manfully handles anything you throw at it. with its “fewer-but-better pixels” strategy. more details are revealed. There’s also S Voice – Samsung’s slower sister to Siri – and S Translator where you speak a phrase at the phone to hear it parroted back in another language. although it has familiar struggles shooting in low light – of its smartphone rivals. With your hands now free. It’s handier than opening individual mails and gives you a six. a builtin pedometer tracks your steps. A good data connection is needed for this and clear diction helps. sending a notification reward when you reach a set goal. The battery keeps going for the whole day with ease. squeezing a tiny headshot into your panoramic vistas. It works splendidly and the same principle is used.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 0 1 . including the ability to shoot with the front and rear cameras simultaneously. if you’re watching video and your focus strays. if you hover your fingers near an address book contact. Again. You can also add a short audio clip to photos. no matter how many programs you have running at once. To this end. only the HTC One. shows a speckled background with motes floating through light. it’s still fun to use. Samsung wants you to get active. really thrives in low light. not the Gmail one. This is called Smart Scroll and. It knows whether you’re walking. though it is more gimmicky and jittery than Smart Pause. at which point it smoothly restarts. tilting your head prompts the phone to scroll back up for you. to control scrolling on web pages – when you reach the bottom of the page. although only in Samsung’s Email app. though. on the beach covered in sun tan lotion or just have an extreme aversion to screen smears. Now.or seven-line preview of communications. It’s all part of a new wave of features that mean you don’t have to touch the touchscreen. and calculates how many texts. Pass your hand near the phone when it’s in standby and the screen gently wakes. The S4’s 13-meg camera delivers strong shots and is easy to use. Just download a universal remote app and get zapping 4 DESIGN Superficially similar. in conjunction with the accelerometer. It’s efficient. You can also turn pages by waving your hand over the screen. Similarly. It’s all part of S Health. Smart Pause stops playback until you look back again. punchy colours 2 CAMERA The 13-megapixel sensor on the rear cam doesn’t have the low-light shooting prowess of the HTC One. As with all heavily used smartphones.

Almost Apple-like aesthetics. CAMERA DESIGN STORAGE T3 VERDICT Great screen. Only the 16GB model is currently available in the UK A 1.7GHz quadcore chip. It’s not the first app to do this.9GHz quadcore is plenty fast and powerful enough. Another five-inch screen. screen means more detail. Still a quadcore processor. There’s only a 16GB version. swipe through the pages of an ebook or online recipe without touching the screen. A big. Better phone cameras exist T3 SAYS Samsung’s finest smartphone yet.5GHz. HTC. but it has a microSD slot. in a case that’s slim.COM THE S4’S A FIVE-STAR SUCCESS. big. deliver the best shots here. but for our money it falls just short of the HTC One. including 4G – ready for action on any of the PRICE/URL THE ULTIMATE ANDROID THREE-WAY SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 HTC ONE £600. discreetly solid and helpfully waterproof. but the difference is barely noticeable. The words appear in English and your chosen language. this isn’t as lightning-fast as Samsung’s processor. The 1. PROCESSOR BATTERY The worst longevity of these Decent battery life. friendly screen and gesture controls leave us in no doubt that this is Samsung’s best yet. but it’ll still keep going by clever eco settings that while the sun’s up. which also boasts waterproofing. which means you can use the S4 as a universal telly remote. It’s still quick. However. In a year of unparalled Android success – Android phones now hold the top six places in the T3 Guide – the Samsung Galaxy’s star has faded slightly. por favor?” The S4 can help.7-inch five-incher around. The Android Jelly Bean OS again helps with smooth running. Premium styling. that’s for sure. while its camera is bested by the Xperia Z. 1 0 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE REVIEWS GO TO T3. but Samsung is very eager for you not to touch it.COM . tank-like build quality and – call us shallow if you will – just looks sexier. Connectivity is up there with the best. look keep the One on top. The S4 is S4. but it’s also slim.COM/UK £520. Samsung claims a choice of 16GB. Smart Rotation switches the screen to landscape when your head lolls. now… Hover your finger over a picture gallery and it pops open. BUT IT’S NO LONGER THE KING OF THE ANDROID PHONES upcoming 4G networks – plus NFC. So. It copes with apps. Still a champ. Careful how you look at it. narrowly beating the S4. further eke out battery life. games and Samsung’s new features without slouching. it’s plasticky. it’s a five-star wonder. New camera tricks HATE Plasticky design. slowly and clearly. SONYMOBILE. Struggle beyond asking for “Dos cervezas. it can’t topple the HTC One. The S4 has an incredibly responsive touchscreen. Touch the microphone icon and speak. is this the best Android smartphone yet? Its combination of power and innovation certainly puts it amongst the Android elite.COM DISPLAY SONY XPERIA Z £500. but only 16GB is currently available in the UK – not much for £600. {RIVALS} « recharge is essential. with an all-aluminium back and edge-to-edge screen. Point at a contact’s name and it shows speed dial numbers. with no microSD slot. which sports a slightly better camera. Bluetooth and an IR sensor. Don’t be fooled. a killer camera and strong strong trinity of Android a formidable Android force. RATING LOVE Spectacular. It will easily last an entire day. and eats up data. but there’s still no denying its wow factor. Yes. SAMSUNG. Not good at pronunciation? It will speak the phrase for you. Smart Scroll flicks through web pages without you touching the screen – great for people with mucky jobs. Just four megs. even if it’s no longer the best Android money can buy {THE FINAL WORD} LIBBY PLUMMER. innovative Despite a challenge by the Bringing up the rear in this features and power. Choose between 32GB or 64GB. Features are sometimes more gimmicky than essential. Cool gesture-control features. A big phone with room for a 2600mAh battery. REVIEWS EDITOR The S4 had a lot to live up to but its speedy chips. powerful smartphone that’s not afraid to innovate. with the clarity of shots Amazing results in dim light.COM/UK This Super AMOLED screen The same resolution as the is the brightest and sharpest S3 packed into a 4. This one uses Sony’s Bravia TV tech to great effect. It’s a whole new approach. SAMSUNG. superphones. but they Also has a 13-meg sensor. glossy and manages to feel premium despite the removable back. This is Sony’s best-looking phone to date. high-resolution display. 13-megapixel sensor and plenty of camera features. but the slowest here at 1. matched three. with no discernable slowness. Look away from a video that’s playing and Smart Pause freezes the action. Android owners are spoiled for choice right now though. it’s still a class act. but it is well executed.R A T E D 360° {KILLER FEATURES} THE S4’S INNOVATIVE TOUCHES (NO TOUCHING)… 1 SMART SCREEN 2 AIR GESTURE 3 S TRANSLATOR A removable back makes the Galaxy S4 more creaky than its competitors The S4’s screen demands your attention. but average low-light shots. £600. 32GB or 64GB storage.


Pure Audio QUOTED BATTERY LIFE 10 hours With both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. Bluetooth via USB dongle. green. the Jongo S3 has the flexibility to play content from just about anywhere. Setup is fiddly over Wi-Fi. plus multi-room. MP2. sound mode and source input. nor audiophile-grade sonics. but costing nearly £100 less than a Sonos Play: 3 it is a sound option for those wanting wireless tunes.COM FOR AN EXTENDED REVIEW Jongo unchained PURE’S JONGO S3 OFFERS MULTIROOM. AAC.5W + 10W CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. It’s not huge. AT A PRICE THAT’S SEXIER THAN ITS LOOKS Colourful. the Jongo S3 is a great introduction to multi-room audio 1 0 4 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WORDS CHRIS HASLAM PHOTO PSC PHOTOGRAPHY .5mm audio in FORMATS WMA. The five-speaker battery packed into the Jongo’s miniature casing delivers a solid sound that punches effectively at volume and beats the majority of similarly-priced Bluetooth speakers. including an “Outdoor Boost” one for garden parties – see p78 – adds a bit of versatility. black or white – they’re £13 each if you like to swap about Hidden around the back. hold for three seconds” approach {PURE JONGO S3} POINTS OF INTEREST {SPECIFICATIONS} {SIZE/WEIGHT} {FOCUS} Pure Connect app At the heart of Pure’s multi-room plan lies the Pure Connect app.000 free internet radio stations and an impressive selection of podcasts. Pure Connect also lets you play music on multiple Jongos. It also gifts you more than 20. Unlike Sonos you’ll need multiple devices running Pure Connect to play different music in each room. It’s currently only compatible with iOS. Decent battery life HATE Fiddly Wi-Fi syncing. If you want the same tune everywhere – and you probably will – this’ll do the job. creating an ad-hoc. with Android compatibility “coming soon” – see bottom left – allows you to control multiple Jongos. MP3. Pure Music and access a further 15 million tracks.R A T E D Review 1 HEAD OVER TO T3.COM 131x139x135mm/ 1. letting you stream music stored on your phone or tablet over Wi-Fi. but it beats the “Press twice. Splash out on a £5-a-month subscription to the Spotify-rivalling. it shows battery life. DISPLAY 1-inch LCD POWER 4x 2. £170. with speaker grills in yellow. 3. via the Pure Connect app for iOS.75-inch tweeters and one 3. reviewed on p120. requiring you to enter a lengthy URL into your mobile browser before navigating the Setup Manager. although it can’t compete with something like Sonos’ Play: 3 or B&W’s Z2. but Jongo also comes in black. PURE.5-inch neodymium midrange driver. Feel the bass kick! A bit! No. the battery life is good enough to ensure the party won’t end abruptly. brains and better-thanaverage sound quality. Jongo may not offer seamless setup. WIRELESS JAPES VIA WI-FI OR BLUETOOTH. The choice of four audio configurations. ethernet. it’s not the sexiest device ever. but will support the A2 and T6 Jongos when they hit the UK. without breaking the bank. 2 3 {DETAILS} 1 SONIC ARSENAL 2 WORK THE LOOK! 3 INFO SCREEN The Jongo’s compact body is stuffed with four 0. Streaming over Wi-Fi. multi-room setup. More importantly. Multi-room via iOS only T3 SAYS With looks.25kg with battery pack LOVE Good sound for the cost. Connecting via Bluetooth and the bundled USB dongle is much simpler. well connected and able to form a wireless multiroom set-up: the Pure Jongo S3 is more than just a bizarre name.


it still feels very durable. though the fit doesn’t always feel secure. The bass remains lacking. YURBUDS. SPORTSFRIENDLY EARPHONES KEEP YOU MOTIVATED IN MID-SUMMER 01 FOR CARDIOAND DANGERLOVING CYCLISTS FOR MONTHS YOU’VE BEEN PACKED INTO a gym. a fit that stands up to the vibration and bumps of running and resistance to your ruggedly. THEY’RE YOUR BRAINS 1 0 6 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WORDS MICHAEL SAWH PHOTOGRAPHY BARRY MAKARIOU . 01 FOR CARDIO.Summer’s hottest sounds SWEAT-FIGHTING. SENNHEISER.COM Using “TwistLock” technology Yurbud claims these will not fall out and. so with a slimmer frame and remote this update feels even lighter as well as being easier to use under a cycling helmet*. manly ear-sweat. but the buds do stay put. more detailed sound. though. after testing.AND DANGER-LOVING CYCLISTS SENNHEISER ADIDAS PMX 685I £60. the Yurbuds let in ambient noise. However. On the sound front it’s the same 120dBs of power as before. T3 SAYS Good if you favour safety over audio fidelity 02 FOR GOING THE DISTANCE *WE DON’T RECOMMEND CYCLING WITH EARPHONES IN BUT HEY. which can be a tad off-putting. but the frequency response has improved. anyway – decent sound. Unlike many of its rivals. which is good if you like to know what’s going on around you. It’s okay: these sporty headphones will keep you company on the long road to fitness. Despite the streamlined look. the trade-off is that the audio can lack vibrancy. a quick wash under a tap cleans them. The shape of the flexible buds apparently means they “avoid nerve-rich areas” – so that’s good – but their sticky. silicone surface picks up scum like nobody’s business. As the remote is connected to the left side of the headphones. giving a richer. but now it’s time to liberate yourself from this musk-soaked arena and take your workout outdoors. However. offering – so we hope. T3 SAYS Slimmer and better sounding followup to the 680i 02 FOR GOING THE DISTANCE YURBUDS INSPIRE DURO £50. you might notice a bit of a pull if you thread them underneath a jacket. we couldn’t argue with that.CO.UK We were big fans of Sennheiser and Adidas’ neckband-style PMX 680 in-ears.

Sports earphones R A T E D 03 AEROBIC AUDIOPHILES SONY XBA-S65 £79. they’re easy to keep clean and sweat free. DECEMBER 9 Run amidst volcanic craters in this scenic sprint VIRGIN ISLANDS MARATHON. ARGENTINA. have a chat to the locals about tax WWW FOR MORE HEADPHONE REVIEWS GO TO T3. HAWAII. T3 SAYS These great sports ’phones live up to their steep price 05 FOR THE EXTREME SPORTSTER PIONEER SE-E721 £40. although part of the reason they’re so light is that there’s no remote control included. they’re barely noticeable in your lugs. T3 SAYS Sporty headphones with high quality sound – result! 04 LONE RUNNERS MONSTER ISPORT VICTORY £130. SEPTEMBER 27-28 05 FOR THE EXTREME SPORTSTER Emulate original Marathon man Pheidippides and his feat of running 153 miles from Athens to Sparta in under 36 hours BUENOS AIRES MARATHON. it still offers a secure fit even when worn under a cycling helmet*. PIONEER. with a hygienic. but with added detail and clarity.CO. When you’re done. The 9mm speaker units produce a supremely bassy sound. yet are comfortable at the same time. this provides a secure fit during intense running seshes. keeping the excellent noise isolation and deep. Weighing just 10g. MONSTERCABLE.UK Pioneer’s “skull fit” design lives up to its billing: these earhooked ’phones clamp around your ears with no intention of letting go until you’re ready to take them off. anti-microbial coating and sealed housing. clear sound with strong vocals and bass that doesn’t distort even at higher volume levels. DECEMBER 15 Escape Xmas shopping with a run by the Caribbean seaside.CO. lakesides and past the River Plate football stadium HONOLULU MARATHON. The tangle-free cord actually lives up to its billing – many don’t – and while the SportClip design has been modified from the previous model. producing a crisp. JUNE 28-30 UPCOMING RUNS… Three days and 42km of trail-running and hill-climbing will make your calves wish they were never born SPARTATHLON. The adjustable buds mean you have control on the fit and the amount of sound that fills your eardrums. GREECE. these are pricey. They’ve been designed with extreme sports enthusiasts in mind – hence the rugged build and suction-like grip – but they’re also suitable for a jog around the park. Last but not least. CHAMONIX. SONY. Along with a choice of four sizes of silicone bud. Some of the bestsounding sports headphones around. The narrow earpieces use armature drivers instead of dynamic drivers.COM 04 LONE RUNNERS Yes.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 107 . T3 SAYS Adhesive and bassy. OCTOBER 13 Sweat your way through forests. these are great for adrenaline junkies {FOCUS} MONT BLANC MARATHON. intense bass of yore. but in our view you get enough features to warrant the extra investment. making them ideal for uptempo workout music. Sound is even better than before.UK 03 AEROBIC AUDIOPHILES TEST WINNER On these excellent buds lasso-style hangers adjust around your ears.

Smart TVs R A T E D

Tellies with talent

This year’s must-see TVs are smarter than ever, with catch-up telly, on-demand shows and apps given centre stage. But which is the smartest investment?
To find out we’ve gathered the five most promising panels for an audition. They range in size from 42 to 47 inches, and in price from a grand to two. We appraised the amount of web TV content available, the sharpness of the picture, the accuracy of the motion handling, the effectiveness of their 3D performance and their ability to sing a Jessie J track with conviction. The talent on offer this year has been incredibly high, but we believe we’ve found this year’s big TV star. Read on. «


Five screen stars, but only one can scoop the award for best picture…



SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1,399

PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1,000

SAMSUNG UE46F8000 £1,999


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£1,995, LOEWE.TV

{SPECIFICATION } SCREEN 46-inch 1920x1080 edge-lit LED LCD TUNER Freeview HD, DVB-S2 3D Active, no specs included WEB TV BBC iPlayer, Daily Motion, Vimeo, TuneIn Radio, Box Office 365, Cartoon Network AUDIO 40W CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI, WLAN, Ethernet, 2x USB, digital audio, VGA




The Saville Row suit of the telly world, designed for you…
The Loewe Connect ID is the world’s most customizable LED TV – the ID stands for Individual Design, don’t’cha know. Beautifully built, it comes with a choice of cabinet, wraparound and grille finishes that can be mixed and matched, from glossy black or white to silver, orange, green or beige. Loewe reckons no fewer than 4,320 different design options are possible. For an extra, bespoke touch you can add an integrated 500GB PVR, although this adds £300 to the price. Picture clarity is high, with rich colours and a pleasingly naturalistic look. Contrast is also good, with deep blacks. Motion resolution, however, is limited, which doesn’t make this telly a top choice for sports fans or action movie addicts. There’s active 3D shutter tech onboard and it does a fine job; very little ghosting on display here. No specs are included, so you’ll need to fork out an extra £90 for every viewer. The Connect ID’s audio performance is another highlight. Forward-facing stereo speakers are backed up with shouty amplification and excellent woofer support. There’s a Freeview HD tuner built-in, plus a satellite alternative which gets you all the

HEIGHT 674mm WIDTH 1064mm DEPTH 78mm WEIGHT 21.9kg


The Connect ID’s controller is as well designed as the set, with a metal look

There’s a comprehensive choice of Freeview HD or Freesat channels, with the option of adding a motorised satellite dish

{SMART TV} Freesat channels, albeit without the ease of either Loewe Media Freesat or Freeview’s simple Portal Scant on-demand and UI. Instead you get Connect catch-up available on this ID’s interface, a much set, with only BBC iPlayer, blander affair than you’d Daily Motion and Vimeo worthy of your attention. expect. There’s built-in Wi-Fi You can access streamed for on-demand content, but content from your PC and so far only a very limited USB downloads here, too choice – BBC iPlayer, Daily Motion, Vimeo and TuneIn, but no YouTube. On the plus side, multimedia file compatibility is excellent, with all key formats playable from both USB and across a network. With top image quality and audio chops the Connect ID doesn’t trade entirely on its looks, but more on-demand content is needed for this to warrant its high price tag.

Pick and mix the colours of your Loewe telly; there’s an estimated 4,320 colour combinations

LOVE High-end design. Audio is class-leading, with quality stereo speakers and generous amplification HATE Limited on-demand TV and no YouTube. Motion resolution not ideal for sports/action T3 SAYS Bespoke TV tailoring, but a choice of colours doesn’t excuse a lack of on-demand

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Smart TVs R A T E D PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT65 £1. However. Thin. 2x Freesat tuners 3D Passive. with scads of My Home fine detail and high contrast Screen Personalise your – HD TV channels and on-demand and catch-up Blu-ray discs look TV viewing. too. with just BBC iPlayer signed up. Twin tuners let it work as a PVR. USB. Ethernet. Limited catch-up TV selection T3 SAYS On-demand TV organised the way you want it. composite video. The screen itself is a looker. recording to an external USB hard drive whilst watching a different channel. BBC News. WLAN. at 35mm. YouTube. one of which is a fast 3. plus all your particularly terrific. 1600Hz BLS (backlight scanning) is used. 3D is of the passive variety. SD 1 2 {DIMENSIONS} The big screen television that moonlights as a PVR Check out the futuristic features on this tellybox: voice interaction via a Bluetooth remote. Looks stylish HATE Lacklustre blacks limit cinematic appeal. Great! Now we just need more content… A narrow aluminium bezel makes the screen the star « J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 1 1 . with all key formats playable. Panasonic’s DLNA content-sharing tech. so significantly more affordable – four sets of specs are included – and works well. Bluetooth. DLNA. Ethernet. PANASONIC. an SD card slot and a trio of USBs. the set’s black levels aren’t You can even choose the as profound as we’d like and. and twin tuners that turn it into a PVR of sorts.UK 3 {SPECIFICATION } SCREEN 47-inch 1920x1080 edge-lit LED LCD TUNER 2x Freeview HD. Phwoar! The set’s star turn is My Home Screen. it also has a distinctive aluminium trim. Audio could be improved and some of the features are gimmicky. but it’s good to try new things. HEIGHT 627mm WIDTH 1067mm DEPTH 35mm WEIGHT 15kg {DETAILS} 1 REMOTE The tablet-like Bluetooth Touch Pad remote features an integrated microphone to control the TV using the sound of your voice 2 TWIN TUNERS {SMART TV} Picture quality is impressive. Vimeo AUDIO 18W CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI. It also supports a new version of Swipe & Share. The dual Freeview HD or Freesat HD tuners mean you can make do without a separate PVR if you wish. or watching on the go via the VIERA Remote app 3 DESIGN LOVE Customisable smart TV interface. an entirely new style of userorganised TV interface.0 variant. component AV.699. Alternatively you can stream TV shows to a smartphone or tablet running Panasonic’s VIERA Remote app for Android and iOS. 4x specs WEB TV BBC iPlayer. Sport Acetrax. With two TV tuners you can watch one channel whilst recording another to USB.CO. Multimedia file support is solid from the USB reader. background wallpaper to improve motion resolution. Back panel connectivity is less radical. digital audio. Wi-Fi is built-in. comprising three HDMIs. a customisable interface that you can theme or personalise with your favourite apps and streaming TV services. provided you sit square on to the screen. filtering out the stuff you don’t want and making the bits you do more accessible – catch-up is limited at the moment. DailyMotion. smart TV apps with this user-organised interface. Netflix.

99 per month – Video Unlimited – films from images on offer have real 99p.CO. SONY. with motion resolution a particular strength. it’s one of the most contentrich sets on test. Aside from the online content you also get the choice of a Freeview HD or satellite tuner. The stereoscopic £9. DLAN. but it’s what’s happening on screen that’s the big change here. too. Sony has dramatically overhauled its user interface. Netflix. old XrossMediaBar and in comes a swish. LoveFilm. blockbusters £3. graphical menu tree. out goes dusty. Jam-packed internet TV portal HATE Interface is a jumble of content.6kg {DETAILS} 1 REMOTE There’s this plain ’mote or a One Touch one which enables NFC sharing between the main screen and a mobile device 2 RECORDING One USB port is designated for recording to an external hard drive. and the set mashes Video Unlimited ships with four pairs of and Music Unlimited – glasses. The Sony’s circular base is sturdy. Wi-Fi. Viewster. holding up one of the chunkier TVs on test LOVE Crisp. 4x specs WEB TV BBC iPlayer. It mixes catch-up services – including BBC iPlayer and Demand 5 – with games and apps from Google Play and streamed content from Sony’s ondemand Entertainment Network. Single tuner makes a separate set-top box essential T3 SAYS Outstanding motion handling makes this a great telly for action junkies 1 1 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE TV REVIEWS GO TO T3. YouTube. With great picture quality and a wealth of web TV this is a great TV. Sony’s KDL-47W805A is distinctive. component. but it’s all a bit of a jumble. clear images that make the set a winner for HEIGHT 639mm WIDTH 1083mm DEPTH 64mm WEIGHT 14. Sony Internet 3D is of the passive TV This new do-it-all hub persuasion. The new TV SideView app is a handy EPG extension for your phone – check your evening’s viewing on the loo – while Screen Mirroring wirelessly apes your mobile screen – it’s optimised to work with the Sony Xperia Z. composite. One thing that hasn’t changed significantly from last year is picture quality: this Bravia still offers outstanding HD clarity. 3x USB.49 depth but are extremely – catch-up TV and apps directional – any wriggling from Google Play all in one giant content casserole around whilst watching and you’ll experience a bit of pesky ghosting. Crackle AUDIO 20W CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Ethernet.R A T E D Smart TVs SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. There’s only one active tuner. though 3 DESIGN {SMART TV} avid viewers of both action movies and sport. so you’ll still need a set-top box. involving picture that’s great for action and sports. There’s loads to explore. but any NFC-enabled smartphone can get in on the action. but it’s outsmarted by rivals. optical digital 1 2 3 {DIMENSIONS} Sony’s ditched XrossMediaBar and added a whole lotta content With a loop stand and bezel that glints emerald green.COM OR HEAD TO P130 . They’re single tuners. unlike Samsung and Panasonic’s sets. DVB-S2 3D Passive.399. Sony has refined its smartphone interaction. Sony’s X-Reality Pro picture engine delivers crisp.UK {SPECIFICATION } SCREEN 47-inch 1920x1080 LED LCD TUNER Freeview HD.



with all key for with porn – well.5kg {DETAILS} 1 REMOTE Flip the remote over to discover a full QWERTY keyboard for searching web-TV content 2 AMBILIGHT Philips two-sided XL Ambilight floods your room with coloured light. 4x specs WEB TV BBC iPlayer. 3x USB. sadly – and a smattering of IPTV services.COM 2 {SPECIFICATION } SCREEN 42-inch 1920x1080 edge-lit LED LCD TUNER Freeview HD. the picture menu offers a baffling amount of options. rather than the lightshow going on around it. Ethernet. the 3D effect works well. Viewster and iConcerts. or fix a permanent red. That said. the video formats playing. Philips TVs tend to be complicated to set up. Provided you sit square on. but used sparingly does have a certain appeal. Edge-to-edge glass and a frameless look make this a classy TV set LOVE Edge-to edge glass. Blinkbox. You can use it dynamically. black level performance is noirish. Blinkbox. Concentrate on the screen. Basic EPG. There’s a choice of a Freeview HD tuner or DVB-S satellite connection – a single tuner means no recording one channel whilst watching another. The set also offers passive 3D and comes with four pairs of glasses. but all settings do tend to contribute motion artefacts. making your screen appear larger than 42 inches 3 DESIGN {SMART TV} Nothing you fancy watching on either of those? Philips Multimedia file support from Smart TV What this set lacks in both local USB and across catch-up TV it makes up LAN is good. Ambilight trickery. A 24W sound system boosts your TV’s audio and the price tag is affordable. blue or green glow. Relatively affordable HATE HD can look overly processed. not glass – with almost no picture border to interrupt your view. Brazzers. digital audio. mimicking the colours displayed on screen.000. PHILIPS. letting adult content services you stream photos and vids – Hustler. Perfect Natural Motion mode needs to be enabled to obtain a reasonable level of motion clarity. and the 42PFL6188S is no exception to that rule. but confusing array of picture options T3 SAYS Fantastic design and an Ambilight glow. but its online content fails to shine Minimalist and understated. but more online content is needed « J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 1 5 . primarily BBC iPlayer. It’s a little MTV Cribs. Netflix. Philips’ 6000 Series LED TV is a 42-inch feast of edge-toedge screen – plastic. Acetrax. While the main interface is reasonably intuitive. component. iConcerts AUDIO 24W CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Via adaptor: Scart 1 3 {DIMENSIONS} This Philips set glows. YouTube. Private from tablets and phones and Forno straight to the TV screen. YouTube. High quality audio system. HEIGHT 953mm WIDTH 562mm DEPTH 32mm WEIGHT 12. with shadow held in detail. DVB-S2 3D Passive. but a greater selection of content would give this set more to shout about. company is based in Amsterdam. You’ll find four Miracast is included. and you’ll be treated to images that appear preternaturally crisp. Wi-Fi. Viewster.Smart TVs R A T E D PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1. Philips is also continuing to plug its Ambilight mood lighting system.

Chores done. and the TouchPad remote makes it easier than ever for you to find what you want to watch. The screen also boasts twin Freeview HD and Freesat HD tuners – take your pick. but we think you’ll make room for it. with Dual View and Smart Mirroring.0. which suggests shows based on your monitored viewing preferences – think of it as Tivo without the Virgin Media subscription – Smart Portal 2. It uses active shutter from Netflix and Lovefilm. The end result is a properly smart TV. Wi-Fi. component 1 3 {DIMENSIONS} This Samsung set is smarter than your average connected TV This is Samsung’s second generation voiceand gesture-controlled Smart TV. too included pairs of specs it will cost you dearly. DLAN. so if you The new S-Recommend require more than the two feature picks out things it thinks you’ll like. 2x Freesat 3D Active. Acetrax. ITV player. you’re rewarded with sharp. Ethernet. though.COM OR HEAD TO P122 .0 really impresses.999. with is also surprisingly clean and catch-up from BBC iPlayer and ITV and on-demand bright. contrast rich HD. All the main IPTV providers The set’s 3D performance are on hand here. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch 1 1 6 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE TV REVIEWS GO TO T3. with all popular codecs playable from NAS and USB. Spotify AUDIO 40W CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. SAMSUNG. the F8000 has a crescent-shaped stand that takes up more than its fair share of space.0 mean it’s easy to watch what you want. the F8000 packs a quadcore processor for faster browsing and better interactivity. LoveFilm and Acetrax. We particularly HEIGHT 599mm WIDTH 1033mm DEPTH 35mm WEIGHT 14kg {DETAILS} 1 REMOTE In addition to this trad zapper there’s a Bluetooth Touch Pad remote that allows you to swipe through listings and issue voice commands 2 CINEMA BLACK {SMART TV} like the Cinema Black mode Samsung which turns off the top and Smart Portal bottom edge-lighting when 2. The design may cause some users a little consternation.COM/UK TEST WINNER 2 {SPECIFICATION } SCREEN 46-inch 1920x1080 edge-lit LED LCD TUNER 2x Freeview HD. It may still struggle to understand what you’re asking it. Netflix. now in version 2. Extra content from web sources is treated kindly. Netflix. but takes up a lot of space in your lounge LOVE Smartphone apps. despite being tutored to comprehend conversational English. but its Smart Portal interface. ITV Player. It links with smartphone apps. Lovefilm. 3x USB. once you’ve invested time playing with settings – none of the presets make this screen sing. Switch the Cinema Black mode on to prevent backlight intrusion when watching 21:9 ratio movies 3 DESIGN The crescent stand looks cool. tech. Internet TV support is wide and includes big hitters like BBC iPlayer. YouTube. is vastly improved. Outstanding HD and 3D picture HATE Striking but impractical design T3 SAYS Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet.0 watching 21:9 movies. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. With simplified graphical icons and a new S-Recommendation engine. Beneath the hood. 2x specs WEB TV BBC iPlayer.SAMSUNG UE46F8000 £1. Picture quality is equally terrific. DailyMotion.

but more we just need more content… action junkies online content is needed Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. and offers swipe and tap touchscreen control as well as IR. Add an optional IP2IR blaster (£100) and you can control other AV kit too. Our favourites are Panasonic and Sony. 7 5 3 The most developed content portal out there. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch RATING {REASONS} Why Samsung’s UE46F8000 is our top telly… 1 Offers astonishingly sharp HD imagery. 2x Freesat Passive.699 PANASONIC. DVB-S2 Active. DailyMotion. no specs included BBC iPlayer. SD 627x1067x35/15kg Customisable smart TV interface.UK SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. For non-IR smartphones there’s still the option of controlling your TV via WiFi using the set’s branded remote app. 3x USB. Viewster.000 PHILIPS. Basic EPG.Smart TVs R A T E D SPEC SHOT MAKE AND MODEL PRICE WEBSITE SCREEN LOEWE CONNECT ID 46 £1. DVB-S2 Passive. Picture quality is great and the design is eye-catching. if you want to upgrade to the brand’s latest multi-core processor. DLNA.COM/UK 46-inch. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. Blinkbox. Come 2014. 2x specs BBC iPlayer.UK PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1. Lost for something to watch? Samsung’s S-Recommendation engine learns your Samsung offering buyers a hardware upgrade path. but it needs more on-demand and catch-up content to compete with other sets. Limited catch-up TV selection 639x1083x64/14. This year that television is the Samsung UE46F8000. component. DailyMotion. this 46-inch screen looks every bit the future-proof television.TV PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT65 £1. DVB-S Passive. Great! Now makes this a great telly for Ambilight glow. Ambilight trickery Overly processed hi-def image. ITV player. DLAN. YouTube. Via adaptor: Scart 953x562x32mm/12. J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 1 7 . with quality stereo speakers and generous amplification Limited on-demand – no YouTube! Motion resolution not ideal for sports/action Bespoke TV tailoring. £230. 3x USB.0 mean it’s easy to watch what you want The design is striking but also a little impractical TUNER 3D WEB TV AUDIO CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI. Viewster. 2x Freesat Active. Ethernet. 4x HDMI. iConcerts 24W 42-inch. Netflix. Vimeo 18W 47-inch. Expect new apps to follow soon. Single tuner makes separate set-top box more essential DIMENSIONS LOVE HATE T3 SAYS On-demand TV organised the Outstanding motion handling Fantastic design and an way you want it. confusing picture options 46-inch. Finally.COM Control Wi-Fi-connected devices via this iPad app. but again a dirth of on-demand content and apps leaves it bottom of this bright class. Wi-Fi. Sleek and minimalist. Daily Motion. Audio is class-leading. YouTube. Box Office 365. catch-up TV and apps. Jam-packed internet TV portal Interface is a bit of a mess. Spotify 40W 4x HDMI. there’s the Philips 42PFL6188S. component audio. component. Wi-Fi. 1920x1080 LED LCD 2x Freeview HD. with a massive choice of catch-up from the main channels and ondemand extras too.999 SAMSUNG. Wi-Fi. Good audio and reasonable price tag. which is getting a letter sent home to its mother entitled “must do better” . composite. Lovefilm. WLAN. Cartoon Network 40W 4x HDMI. DLAN. DEMOPAD. Netflix. It’s a close call for second and third place. Acetrax. involving picture that’s especially good for action and sports. 6 2 4 Twin tuners means you can record one channel to an external USB drive while watching another.COM The HTC One and Galaxy S4 both arrived with builtin infra-red. 3x USB. The chance to customise the colour of the set is attractive. Feed it a good Blu-ray and the results are cinematic.399 SONY. but only one of them can be top of the class. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. 3x USB. 4x specs BBC iPlayer.995 LOEWE. Ethernet. YouTube. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD.CO. with the Panasonic set offering dual tuners and a great interface – worryingly short on content at the moment – and the Sony showing off its outstanding range of ondemand content. It’s a built-in PVR. With a re-organised content portal that picks out shows it thinks you’ll enjoy and dual tuners. Bluetooth. £28. Ethernet. Samsung’s new eye-candy menu makes onscreen navigation much more intuitive. Sport Acetrax. LoveFilm. allowing you to record one channel to a USB hard drive and watch another.COM SAMSUNG UE46F8000 £1. RF and Bluetooth mastery.5kg Edge-to edge glass makes for an attractive look.6kg Crisp. its shown real innovation and potential. USB. TuneIn Radio. {FOCUS} Universal remotes HARMONY ULTIMATE DEMOPAD DEMOCONTROL IR-TOUTING PHONES DEDICATED REMOTE APPS Sits in a networkconnected dock.9kg High-end design. you can. Acetrax. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. Ethernet.CO. Ethernet. optical digital 674x1064x78/21. digital DLAN. {FINAL WORD} T3’S PREMIUM TV GUIDE… All of these TV sets have an above-average IQ and membership to MENSA. Vimeo. viewing habits and suggests shows. Wi-Fi. Netflix. digital audio. LOGITECH. BBC News. Twin tuners lets it work as a PVR. Looks highly stylish Lacklustre blacks limit cinematic appeal. 1920x1080 LED LCD 2x Freeview HD. composite video. The class award for best dressed goes to the Loewe Connect ID. but a choice of colours doesn’t excuse a lack of on-demand 47-inch. allowing them to function as remotes for all your AV kit. Crackle 20W 4x HDMI. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. component 599x1033x35mm/14kg Smartphone apps. YouTube.

thanks to the growing army of portable. Lego-brick of a Bluetooth speaker boasts a 14-hour battery life. wireless speakers with surprisingly punchy audio.CO. T3 SAYS Decent value Bluetooth box does the job respectably enough 02 JAMMBOCKS 1 1 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WORDS CHRIS HASLAM PHOTOGRAPHY PIXELEYES . stylish. it wants for a bit of sonic polish but it’s solid enough. simple. now you don’t need to. Not entirely surprisingly. as the decibel count is more boutique hotel than Benidorm bender.Journeys through sound IF WE TOOK A HOLIDAY (WITH THESE PORTABLE BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS) IT WOULD BE SO NICE YOU CAN’T WEAR YOUR HEADPHONES FOR two weeks in the sun – just think of the tan lines. For the price. Hey. hands-free calling. USB charging and better-than-average hands-free chat. in a choice of five colours and with the option of a high-gloss finish. Macarena! 01 STYLISH SOUNDS 01 STYLISH SOUNDS NATIVE UNION SWITCH £130. with the clear mid-range making the most of vocals. if overly discreet. the battery lasts for up to ten hours per charge. even if it’s also hard to get in a pre-Disney World-style frenzy of excitement about it.COM/UK This elegant. shall we say. especially considering the relative size of it. but lacks a bit of va-va-voom 02 JAMMBOCKS KITSOUND HIVE £75. KITSOUND. though never to an extent that’s outright unpleasant. even if the bottom-fired bass won’t unduly perturb the pensioners in the room next door. Still. It offers wireless music. this is a rubbery brick with a natty honeycomb finish. T3 SAYS Stylish. It lacks a bit of warmth musically. NATIVEUNION. and it costs £45 less than the Jambox. the Hive is hard to knock.UK “Inspired” . by Jawbone’s Jambox. Those who demand volume will be disappointed. But hey. lasts all night. travelling companion. fire up the coolest holiday hits and quite literally “ring-rang-a-dong for a holiday” as you enjoy “senoritas by the score” and “push pineapple” . it’s a good-looking. with a tendency to sound a little shrill. Just lie back.

this is the best of this fine bunch of holiday-makers. T3 SAYS Bulbous.COM OR P132 J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 1 9 . light (38g) and cheap. the Oyster’s 3D speaker configuration pushes the bass right up in the sound mix. Balearic-bound bassbin brings the boom 04 TOUGH AND TINY BRAVEN BRV-1 £150. exceedingly lightweight and. Sound is solid. BRAVEN. it does have a price-defying punch and plenty of volume. with support for hands-free calling and a respectable. Bluetooth boombox is just the job. this excellent. matey. for staycations.CO. this is what holiday sound should be like. too. while the single-driver audio performance won’t drop any jaws. Most importantly. the Oyster is a bit on the chunky side. hands-free compatibility and up to 05 THE BOMB! 12 hours of life. so it pretty much fails at the first hurdle as a travel speaker. it’ll ensure good vibes on whatever your party island of choice happens to be. eight-hour battery life. being small. we’d venture. That’s not really meant as a criticism. A very portable. hard-as-nails music player. with charging via USB. while it also offers Bluetooth connectivity. provided you can front the high entry price. somewhat easier to get through security than the Philips “grenade” . Designed for devotees of dance music.UK 04 TOUGH AND TINY And the award for the most inappropriately shaped travel speaker goes to… We seriously don’t advise trying to take this through most airports. grenadeshaped. It may lack the room-filling projection of the Oyster. DAMSONAUDIO. portability and price… Shame about the look TEST WINNER {CONTENT} MISERABLE SUMMER PLAYLIST 05 THE BOMB! Who Loves the Sun? The Velvet Underground Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran God Damn the Sun Swans Every Day is like Sunday Morrissey There’s a Riot Goin’ On Sly and the Family Stone Cruel Summer Bananarama Ain’t No Water in the Well Hüsker Dü Rain The Beatles Buckets of Rain/A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall Bob Dylan Here Comes The Rain Again Eurythmics I Can’t Stand the Rain Ann Peebles Mosquito Yeah Yeah Yeahs Too Darn Hot Cole Porter WWW FOR MORE SPEAKERS GO TO T3. All of its physical connectors are safely sealed behind a big screw cap. However. but it can’t be faulted when it comes to pumping pool-side playlists. if you’re someone who likes to get totally on one.EU 03 THE BEAT MEISTER Drop-proof. However. PHILIPS.Portable speakers R A T E D 03 THE BEAT MEISTER DAMSON OYSTER £180. T3 SAYS Great VFM.COM The musical equivalent of an over-sized flyer who has to pay for a second seat. splash-proof. T3 SAYS Super-rugged build and decent sound make this a holiday hit PHILIPS SBT30 £40. giving it plenty of boom at the expense of anything resembling subtlety.

AirPlay. TOMTOM. if a little primitive FOR THE EXTENDED REVIEW HEAD TO T3. Bluetooth 4. Bike-specific features include the option of taking routes with more corners so you can really “get your knee down” .CO. but its audio quality is very hard to quibble over. Rugged. LOVE Simple operation. What’s that? You insist? Okay. bike-specific features. for whatever reason. Comprehensive mapping HATE No Live services. so if you don’t have an iOS device you’re not invited to the party. there are no Live services for realtime traffic updates. Map services from TomTom are reliably accurate.0. at least Built for bikers.6kg Steering away from the wireless-only route of many competitors. More importantly. but you do get a free.Reviews R A T E D BOWERS & WILKINS Z2 £330. with a baseball cap-like peak to keep sunlight reflections off the screen. this satnav is tougher than an old-skool courier. {SPECIFICATIONS} POWER 2 x 20W CONNECTIVITY Lightning connector. bedroom. relatively low-res screen T3 SAYS The best satnav for two wheels rather than four. Android rockers do get a line in. weatherproof build. you can use it wearing gloves. such as the Jawbone Jambox and the Bluetooth speakers reviewed on p118. It’s a nifty little device. little upstart. Battery life is six hours. B&W has added a Lightning connector for hooking up your iPhone 5 – there’s no iPad compatibility. Two fullrange drivers provide clear mids and highs. the Rider is good. mind. an added Lightning connector and.COM FOR THE EXTENDED REVIEW HEAD TO T3. but your attendance will be frowned upon.5mm jack SIZE/WEIGHT 180x320x100mm/2.3-inch touchscreen has a serviceable. Bluetooth connectivity sends turn-by-turn instructions to your headset or helmet intercom and you can make and receive calls too. waterproof to one metre. while the same patented B&W Flowport tech that you find boosting the bass in the Zeppelin Air adds depth. Generally you’ll want to stream your iDevice over the very reliable AirPlay connection. all told. or you can hook it up to your bike for constant power. ethernet.COM WORDS DAN SUNG AND DAVID JONES J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 0 . with simple-to-use AirPlay streaming. 3. borrowed from the Zeppelin Air. It’s ready for the open road. it’s got impressive lungs for such a compact speaker.COM This designer speaker dock is a diminutive relative of the Zeppelin Air. Volume is also plentiful – with a total of 40W on offer. orangery or saloon could do a lot worse than this noisy. 480x272 STORAGE 4GB CONNECTIVITY USB 2. effective and stylish AirPlay/Lightning dock for the kitchen. Excellent bass. at least by B&W’s standards. G Wi-Fi. The Z2’s connectivity might be a little idiosyncratic. with a simplified interface keeping buttonpressing to a minimum – anything beyond basic commands is a tad awkward.UK TOMTOM RIDER £349. There are niggles – the top notes don’t sing with the clarity of the bottom ones – but anyone looking for a simple. a reasonable price tag.5mm line-in tucked around the back. BOWERS-WILKINS. updated map every year. there is a 3. {SPECIFICATIONS} SCREEN 4. 480x272 resolution. There’s no Bluetooth.3-inch. A time-saving power up/down function turns the Rider on when you twist the ignition. if you roll that way. LOVE Well thought-out. Tasteful aesthetics and compact footprint HATE No Bluetooth or iPad docking T3 SAYS AirPlay nuts will love the simplicity of the B&W Z2.0 QUOTED BATTERY LIFE Up to 6 hours SIZE/WEIGHT 130x101x53mm/353g The 4.


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Wireless Charging. Cheaper than the One X+ (below left) SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1.NET Announce “Minikit” at any time to wake this slinky-looking. Bright. thoughtful design.COM. but you’ll still need to charge every day T3 SAYS The HTC One X’s smarter. 1136x640 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB.BT. but eight hours’ talk time and a budget price tag add appeal. 32GB storage.COM 01 HTC ONE £520. Fiddly waterproof connectors T3 SAYS Stunning and waterproof. but no longer the best Android money can buy RY LOVE Bigger screen.5-inch screen. Speedy and slick HATE Big screen might make it too bulky for some users T3 SAYS Stunning design. It’s the new Android champion SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Really strong. Very solid build. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. HTC.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. HTC. Fluid performance. SUPERTOOTH.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. innovative camera. No expandable memory T3 SAYS A thing of beauty with brains to match. L Immaculate display. Great audio.BLACKBERRY.COM/UK. Sony’s best smartphone yet and a top Android SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Nice ’n’ low price. Slightly plasticky build T3 SAYS S A mighty phone that’s powerful. quadcore processor ensures smooth operation LOVE and gaming. with front-facing speakers HATE Average battery life. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 64GB PROCESSOR 1.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4.7-inch screen is tasty indeed. no microSD slot T3 SAYS LG and Google serve up cutting-edge specs at a price that’s very hard to beat SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. New camera tricks HATE Plasticky design. 4G capability – if you’re on an EE contract. Overall lack of apps. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 8GB or 16GB 04 SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 FROM £393. TESTED AUGUST 2012 9 09 BLACKBERRY Z10 £480. Superior camera. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. Excellent touchscreen keyboard.7-inch. microSD PROCESSOR 1. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Bright. SONYMOBILE. 1280x768 CAMERA 8.COM Two mics and Noise Blackout technology make for clear phone calls.COM. TESTED JUNE 2012 LOVE Chic metallic design.9GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch. 32GB or 64GB NT 03 3 SONY XPERIA Z S £500. customisable OS. JABRA. Better front-facing camera for video.7-inch. £55.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch. HTC.7-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. Cool gesture features. LO of innovative features. Reasonable price HATE Bulky body. Features more gimmicky than essential T3 SAYS Samsung’s best smartphone yet.COM/UK 2 BT EASY BLUETOOTH CALL KIT 4 JABRA CRUISER 2 Very basic.7-inch. TESTED JUNE 2013 06 6 HTC ONE X £379. Massive 64GB storage.COM/UK. Android Jelly Bean HATE Incredibly dull design. feature-packed an and very desirable SPECIFICATIONS LO LOVE BlackBerry Hub and improved BlackBerry World. Great styling. Lacks features of other OSs T3 SAYS The best iPhone to date and iOS is still slicker than Android. A fantastic.GOOGLE. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOV Fast. SAMSUNG. Excellent performance all round HATE It’ll be too big for some. NOKIA.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. voiceactivated hands-free kit. Power aplenty Fine selection s HATE It I really is fairly big. Bright screen E HATE Average camera.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4.COM/UK. 4. SAMSUNG. 1920x1080 CAMERA 4-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB or 64GB PROCESSOR 1. TESTED JANUARY 2013 0 10 NOKIA LUMIA 920 £529. APPLE.4GHz quadcore SCREEN 4.COM. UK. Not different enough to really appeal T3 SAYS BB10 is a move in the right direction. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Smashing. Long battery life. TESTED JULY 2013 07 APPLE IPHONE 5 FROM £529.7-inch. £45. Just 8GB or 16GB.COM/UK. £70.2-inch. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB 02 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 £600. Average battery life T3 SAYS Bigger and brighter. colourful. iOS 6 very smooth HATE Battery life could be better. TESTED APRIL 2013 08 8 GOOGLE NEXUS 4 FROM £279. it’s also less fully featured SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS NEW E PROCESSOR 1. SHOP. The 4.Smartphones {BUYING TIPS} Bluetooth call kit for drivers 1 SUPERTOOTH BUDDY 3 PARROT MINIKIT NEO Links to two smartphones for in-car conference calls and hooks to your visor. great feel.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 24 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . bold and big screen. longer-lasing brother is the power user’s HTC phone SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slick.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. However. microSD 5 05 HTC ONE X+ £470.COM.COM. Comparatively cheap a HATE Bigger battery. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB PROCESSOR A6 SCREEN 4-inch. PLAY. the Nokia Lumia 920 is easily the best Windows Phone handset to date SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LO LOVE Spectacular high-resolution display.5-inch.8-inch 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB or 32GB + microSD PROCESSOR 1.COM/UK. £20. Very handy Nokia Maps app. amazing screen and strong battery. PARROT. full-HD display. even if the Z10 is more competent than exciting SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1.

0. a premium build and great screen.Tablets {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top four ebook readers 1 AMAZON KINDLE PAPERWHITE 3 AMAZON KINDLE The best ereader screen around.0. 32GB or 64GB OS Android 4. £109. 1080x800 STORAGE 8GB or 16GB OS Android 4. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1.1 PROCESSOR 1.9-inch screen with ultra-slim bezel looks fantastic and works great. APPLE. 2048x1536 STORAGE 16GB.UK 2 4 KOBO EREADER TOUCH BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK GLOWLIGHT Great.1-inch.2GHz A8 single core SCREEN 9. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2011 09 9 t LOVE Decent battery.ASUS. Plenty of content on offer.9 FROM £229.COM/UK.COM/NEXUS. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Retina Display looks stunning. No USB charging. with iOS 5 and apps galore HATE Rear camera is poor. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE The pocket-friendly. lighter Kindle with an improved screen is a nailed-on bargain.COM/UK.7GHz quadcore O SCREEN 10. TESTED JUNE 2013 10 GEMINI JOYTAB 9. faster and sharper. Plenty of storage plus a microSD slot. Smooth operation. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb VFM.COM.CO. AMAZON. and it’s e excellent value to boot SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6.1 Jelly Bean PROCESSOR 1. WHSMITH. Keyboard dock. TESTED JANUARY 2013 08 A ASUS TRANSFORMER INFINITY £599. 1280x800 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB 02 2 APPLE IPAD (4TH GEN) FROM £399.1-inch. Features like Google Now add excitement HATE Limited.COM/UK. Tasty trophy gadget. £80.6GHz quadcore SCREEN 10.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 8.7-inch.1 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 7.0.9-inch. the Nexus 7 is by far the best Android tab on the market SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Sharp full-HD screen. Jelly Bean OS is L excellent.UK.CO. carousel-style interface with Lovefilm and Amazon content HATE No 3G option.CO. Thin.COM. now a little bit better – make sure you get enough storage for that Retina-ready gear… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Outstanding.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 5 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . 7.7-inch.2 PROCESSOR 1. More affordable.9-inch. FROM £109. Limited app selection T3 SAYS The best Kindle yet. APPLE. though SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4. GOOGLE.9-inch screen. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Very sharp 8.CO. Solid build e H HATE Lack of dedicated tablet apps. power and graphical oomph. 4G LTE version available HATE Pricey. there’s no reason to buy this over a Prime. 128GB and 4G LTE models now available HATE Pretty minor. AMAZON. AMAZON. Book store rivals Amazon’s. Great screen HATE Processor can struggle. 1280x800 STORAGE 32GB.2GHz quadcore SCREEN 7-inch. less sexy OS Android 4. APPLE. Wi-Fi only T3 SAYS In terms of bang for your buck.3 PROCESSOR 1.COM A top quality e-ink screen with added touch control.0 PROCESSOR 1. £69. Heavy on storage HATE More expensive than the equivalent iPad. 32GB or 64GB 5 05 AMAZON KINDLE HD 8. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 GOOGLE NEXUS 10 G £319.7-inch.CO.COM. No Google Play store T3 SAYS A great tablet for media consumption. Easy to use. super-HD display. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Fantastic price with keyboard dock included HATE Flimsy keyboard. plasticky build. GEMINIDEVICES. microSD AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.0 PROCESSOR 1. AMAZON.1-inch. 64GB or 128GB OS Android 4. full-sized tablet market SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4.3GHz quadcore SCREEN 10. this is still a mighty alluring tablet in its own right SPECIFICATIONS ASUS TRANSFORMER PAD TF300T SP SPECIFICATIONS £428. 1280x1200 STORAGE 32GB/64GB. No 3G option yet T3 T SAYS Like the Nexus 7 this gives power on the cheap. Reduced battery life T3 SAYS Beautiful full-HD screen aside. backlit screen.COM/NEXUS. New A6X processor bolsters speed.7 £139. shining gem in the manure pile that is the budget. this takes the world’s best tablet and proves that smaller is even better SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Amazon’s simplified Android is extremely user-friendly. now backlit for late-night edification. with plenty of power. TESTED JANUARY 2013 06 0 6 AMAZON KINDLE FIRE HD £159. plus access to one million free ebooks and libraries. BARNESANDNOBLE. UK. as upgrades go. microSD OS iOS 5 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 9. Google Play access HATE Single core processor T3 SAYS A rare.UK The cheaper.UK 01 1 APPLE IPAD MINI FROM £269. but not quite as portable as its seven-inch sibling SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Matches the iPad 2’s screen resolution. microSD 04 APPLE IPAD 2 FROM £329. 32GB.2GHz dualcore SCREEN 7-inch.ASUS. non-expandable storage.UK. New iPad is better T3 SAYS Slimmer and cheaper than the new iPad. GOOGLE.4GHz dualcore SCREEN 9. 2560x1600 STORAGE16GB or 32GB S 03 3 GOOGLE NEXUS 7 FROM £159. Screen resolution is not the best T3 SAYS Slim and stunningly designed. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1. 1920x1200 STORAGE 16GB/32GB OS Android 4. b lack of tablet-specific apps makes it less desirable but SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6. UK. Optimised apps are lacking. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB. Average screen H T3 SAYS Sibling of the Prime. light and now even cheaper. Battery life could be better T3 SAYS Full-sized version.


{THE BEST OF EVERYTHING} {FOCUS} TheGuide 2 Cameras Photography competitions 1 SHOOT THE FACE INTERNATIONAL PORTRAIT COMPETITION MONTHLY 2013 LONDON SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS ENTER BY SEPTEMBER 8 Compete 12 times a year for the chance to get your shot featured in art-snap magazine Blur.CO. so choose carefully. Exceptionally good video recording HATE Reduced quality at high ISOs T T3 SAYS Consistent performance across stills and video. LSPAWARDS.1-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 2.UK. TESTED JULY 2011 09 SONY CYBER-SHOT HX20V £233.UK. people. Tiltable AMOLED touchscreen. the 600D remains an excellent choice SPECIFICATIONS L LOVE Broad zoom range.COM Choose a category – nature. Superb shots.COM 01 CANON EOS 650D £567. SAMSUNG. Pro-quality manual controls.CO.8x VIDEO 1080p at 50fps WEIGHT 298g SENSOR 16. SONY. Controls could be simpler T3 SAYS The best camera in the £100-£150 price bracket delivers an awful lot of functionality for not much money SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Large sensor. FUJIFILM. Decent stills. A point and shoot with class SPECIFICATIONS SENSOR 21. Lightweight yet solid build. The overall winner receives a full-time. Versatile mode dial and features galore HATE HA Minor issues with stills. Cheap as chips HATE No touchscreen. excellent pictures. It costs $10 to enter a photo. Wi-Fi or built-in flash T3 SAYS Canon’s first compact system cam delivers A-grade results that justify its high-ish price SPECIFICATIONS MEGAPIXELS 16 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-360mm ZOOM 15x VIDEO 1080p at 30fps WEIGHT 217g SENSOR 18-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm EF Mount SCREEN 3-inch WEIGHT 298g AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.CO. which delivers broadcast-quality video and fantastic stills SPECIFICATIONS SENSOR 18-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18x55mm SCREEN 3-inch touchscreen WEIGHT 575g SENSOR 18-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-135mm zoom SCREEN 3-inch WEIGHT 820g (body only) 02 2 PANASONIC LUMIX LX7 £355. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE DSLR-quality photos. professional photography course worth £3. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Fast autofocus. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb still image quality. animal kingdom – and get stuck in. Pricey for a point and shoot T3 SAYS Hefty feature set and rock-solid build plus con consistently sharp results. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Wide.CO.31-inch AMOLED touchscreen WEIGHT 284g MEGAPIXELS 12. No touchscreen T3 SAYS Easy to use for beginners. TESTED JUNE 2013 08 8 SAMSUNG EX2F £300. easy-to-use set of features HATE Price will put off less serious snappers T3 SAYS A workhorse of a DSLR.COM/UK. compact package – a winner SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Dashing metal build and larger-than-average sensor that comes into its own in low lighting. so shop around T3 SAYS An impressive DSLR with great image quality and swift.295. for obvious reasons.UK.UK.CO. TESTED JUNE 2012 LOVE Superb image quality and great low-light shooting thanks to fine high ISO performance HATE The RRP is quite high. Video Snapshot recording mode HATE Jerky autofocus that’s audible on video T3 SAYS With excellent results across stills and video.UK.CO. PANASONIC. TESTED JANUARY 2013 10 CANON EOS M £500.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 7 . SAMSUNG. CANON. CANON. with good low-light performance and smooth 1080p video.4 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-80mm ZOOM 4x VIDEO 1080 at 48fps WEIGHT 286g 04 CANON EOS 600D £449. Sony’s not-a-DSLR is a fine camera vi SPECIFICATIONS S MEGAPIXELS 12. plus $300 towards your next bit of camera gubbins.1 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 25-500mm ZOOM 24x VIDEO 1080 at 50fps WEIGHT 221g 05 FUJIFILM FINEPIX F660 EXR £92.CO. patterns. The most advanced compact around SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Semi-transparent mirror means faster shooting and focusing.UK. Solid build. plus plenty on offer for pros. with a solid. Sharp shots achievable at maximum zo zoom. Manual controls aplenty. CANON. A champion travel zoom SPECIFICATIONS SPEC SENSOR 18-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18x55mm SCREEN 3-inch WEIGHT 570g M MEGAPIXELS 18. SHOOTTHEFACE. Smartphone-style controls HATE Need to dial down exposure in bright sunlight T3 SAYS Near pro-quality shots without the bulk of a DSLR. manual aperture ring HATE High ISO performance could be better.CO. viewfinder. A wealth of compatible lenses HATE No handgrip.7 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-90mm ZOOM 3. Built-in Wi-Fi HATE No viewfinder or built-in flash T3 SAYS Cutting-edge camera features in an attractive. Entry is free. Smaller sensor than rivals. SONY. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 CANON EOS 7D £1.7-inch WEIGHT 506g (body only) 03 SAMSUNG NX300 £600.UK.UK. but you need to be over 18. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 07 SONY ALPHA SLT-A37 £320. touchscreen control SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Brilliant 1080p video and sharp 18-megapixel shots. 15x zoom.COM/UK.6-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 3. CANON.213.

HP. now with next-gen power. Beats Audio. AVAST. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Classic Air design. Decent screen and acceptable processor. Quick boot-up to boot HATE Slimline build means no optical drive T3 SAYS The king of the ultrabooks to date combines plenty of power with spunky aesthetics SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Same slimline. good-VFM option that also has a touch of style SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13. this Zenbook is a very solid. MALWAREBYTES. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 08 ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A £700.ASUS.UK. SOPHOS. Ultra-fast SSD storage HATE Expensive T3 SAYS Amazing screen and a sky-high price tag SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible price tag. No longer the thinnest laptop T3 SAYS Same great design with even more remarkable performance. but added peace of mind.COM/UK.1GHz dualcore/2GB STORAGE 320GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 3hrs 05 HP SPECTRE XT £685. Top performer thanks to powerful processor and graphics card. aluminium looks.449. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1.6-inch. APPLE. TESTED MARCH 2013 09 ACER C7 CHROMEBOOK £199.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs SCREEN 13. Reasonably priced HATE Tricky touchpad.3-inch.UK. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Amazing screen. this is another credible. The power of an ultrabook with the added brilliance of OS X HATE Lacks storage and connections T3 SAYS Of the new ultra-portable breed this still has the best design and the most fluid experience SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13.6-inch. Windows-based MacBook alternative from Dell SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13. UK. Requires web connection T3 SAYS Incredible cheapness makes this a good second machine.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 6hrs 02 ASUS ZENBOOK UX31 £800.COM.5hrs AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . Comfy keyboard HATE Fewer connections than our #1.COM No real-time protection. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 ACER ASPIRE S3 £475. Gorilla Glass screen.ORG 01 DELL XPS 15 £695.3-inch. 1440x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. Screen could be better T3 SAYS The smartest ultrabook. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Best laptop screen around. Apple has improved its winning formula SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slimline design matches the Zenbook UX31 at #2. APPLE.CO. Seriously thin and portable.3-inch.5GHz/8GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs S SCREEN 11. Chunkier than other ultrabooks T3 SAYS High-end processing power at a low price.COM/UK. 1. or one for undemanding users ma SPECIFICATIONS SPE SCREEN 13.Computers {FOCUS} Free security for your Mac or PC 1 3 FOR PCS FIREWALL AVAST! 8 ZONEALARM FREE The interface has been improved.3-inch.ASUS. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Elegant design conceals a throbbing. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Attractive and sturdy all-metal design.UK.COM Won’t unduly drain resources but does provide protection from phishing. Solid spec. No SSD T3 SAYS The best designed and most powerful laptop in its price range gives any MacBook a run for its money SPECIFICATIONS LOVE A speedy Core i7 processor and meaty 500GB hard drive at a very affordable price tag HATE Short battery life. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. Great battery life. making repelling viruses more pleasing. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1.1GHz/8GB STORAGE 1TB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 8hrs SCREEN 13. 256GB SSD for the same price as many 128GB ultrabooks. UK.CO. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1.5hrs SCREEN 13-inch. Excellent build quality. ACER. 100GB of cloud storage p H HATE Chrome OS lacks support.CO. 2560x1600 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 2.3-inch.COM. Top screen HATE Middling battery life.COM/UK.CO.3-inch. APPLE. the XPS 15 T3 SAYS With its slinky aluminium case.UK.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7. ZONEALARM. DELL. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. TESTED MARCH 2013 10 DELL XPS 13 FROM £999. DELL.249.8GHz Core i7 processor and 256GB solid state drive.CO. ACER. TESTED APRIL 2012 07 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 11-INCH £929.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs 03 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 13-INCH £1. even if style and battery life suffer a bit as a result SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 15. although admittedly not outstanding HATE Relatively poor battery life T3 SAYS Attractive and powerful.4GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs 04 APPLE MACBOOK PRO WITH RETINA DISPLAY 13-INCH £1. Good VFM HATE Weighty.3-inch. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1.9GHz/8GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 8. What it lacks in power it makes up for with style and portability SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Core i7 processor and 256GB solid state drive create a quick performer. 1920x1080 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 2.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs SCREEN 11.COM/UK. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM 1.UK 2 FOR MACS SOPHOS ANTIVIRUS 4 ANTI-MALWARE MALWAREBYTES Runs in the background for low-key protection.

99. XBOX.CO.COM. 4x USB. Bluetooth 4. Heft makes it cumbersome.CO.CO. NINTENDO. N Wi-Fi. TESTED JUNE 2012 LO A Blu-ray player.18-inch 320x240 touch CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. but needs games SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Beautifully designed and newly colourful.UK.UK. ethernet. Great for exclusives.UK.CO. ethernet.COM 01 MICROSOFT XBOX 360 25 250GB £190. No HD graphics. though P PROCESSOR Core i7 2GHz GRAPHICS Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M RAM/STORAGE 4GB/256GB CONNECTIVITY 4x USB. Outgunned by the Wii U T3 SAYS This underpowered cutesie is still a hit for family-friendly gaming.COM US retailer GameSpot’s monthly is the biggest games mag in the world. bolder Retina Display. VGA.415. FREE. £2. A few really classic titles HATE No Blu-ray or even DVD. £2. fun and truly innovative.PLAYSTATION. Battery life only fair T3 SAYS The best. TESTED MARCH 2012 09 NINTENDO 3DS XL £165. AV out PROCESSOR Core i5 4. NINTENDO. TESTED NOVEMBER 2011 06 VANQUISH ECLIPSE 670 MKII £999. ATOMIXMAG. Bluetooth 2. most powerful handheld yet. 5x USB. too. DVI. and you supp can play pl games on it. 2x USB. though the high running costs may put off less hardcore fraggles SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Bigger screens look great and the 3D sweet spot is much larger. ethernet LOVE Cheap.COM. A5 processor and iOS 6 HATE Pricey. 2x HDMI. Too many overly simple party games. fluid gameplay HATE Expensive… but worth it T3 SAYS Bone-crushing specs for serious PC gamers SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR Core i5 4. AV out 03 3 NINTENDO WII U PREMIUM FROM £249. though needs new issues.6GHz i5. and cheaper than ever SPECIFICATIONS STORAGE 512MB SSD BLU-RAY/DVD No/No CONNECTIVITY 2x USB. EDGE-ONLINE.8GHz and Nvidia GTX 680 graphics deliver fast. ALIENWARE.2-inch. UK. NINTENDO.UK. PS4’s new best-pal? HATE Pricey games and memory cards.5mm audio BATTERY 4 hours 05 CHILLBLAST FUSION FIRESTORM £1.88-inch 800x240 3D/4. too.8GHz GRAPHICS 2x Nvidia GTX 680 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/2TB HDD and 240GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 10x USB. TESTED NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Powerful i5 processor overclocked to 4. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 ALIENWARE M17X R3 SPECIFICATIONS £1. Oh.CO. FREE. Manages 3D gaming at up to 32fps HATE A bit light on storage and RAM T3 SAYS Gaming fanatics wanting 3D graphics on the go need look no further. ethernet 02 2 SONY PS3 SUPER SLIM £229. GAMEINFORMER. useful GamePad. 40 hrs (audio) 04 PLAYSTATION VITA FROM £217. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 LOVE Quality five-inch OLED touchscreen and quadcore power. Good games. 3x HDMI. especially for the 64GB model T3 SAYS A modern gaming portable that’s spawned a new generation of games and gamers SPECIFICATIONS STORAGE 32GB CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. PCSPECIALIST. including a 4. G Wi-Fi. SWIPE-MAG. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Genuinely revolutionary platform. USB. SD. Blu-ray reader STORAGE 320GB BLU-RAY/DVD Yes/Yes CONNECTIVITY HDMI.49. Boosted battery life HATE Looks cheap.UK. Also has the T3 Awardwinning Kinect to play with and great XBLA budget gaming hub HATE No Blu-ray drive. It’s not cheap. NFC GAMEPAD Touchcreen 6. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE Xbox Live remains #1 for online gaming. 3. eSATA. Dual analogue controls.COM 2 4 ATOMIX SWIPE Clever iOS-focused read pools content from 52 sites.0 BATTERY 8hrs (video). VGA. Bigger. with some very good exclusives HATE Horrid plasticky quality to new model HA T3 SAYS Great film/gaming option if you can bear the build SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Fantastic screen.PLAYSTATION. About 97 in gadget years T3 SAYS A slick and powerful games and media machine SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible specs for under a grand. APPLE. No AC adaptor T3 SAYS Big screens and range of games impresses. G Wi-Fi AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.6GHz GRAPHICS 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX670 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/1TB HDD and 120GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 8x USB. 854x480 BATTERY 3-5 hours SCREEN 4-inch. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 0 08 8 APPLE IPOD TOUCH FROM £249.CO.CO. but for those with a 3DS there’s little incentive to upgrade SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 5-inch.COM/UK.UK. ideally exclusive ones T T3 SAYS Nintendo’s again reinvented the way we play.UK.1.COM This Mexican mag is beautifully designed. 16GB RAM and a cooling chassis to keep it running at full pelt HATE Little to grumble about at this price T3 SAYS Solid specs and decent gaming at a fair price SPECIFICATIONS STORAGE 4GB BLU-RAY/DVD No/Yes CONNECTIVITY HDMI. About level pegging with PS3 for classic titles. 4 HDMI. eSata. media server that’s 3D-ready and LOVE supports the rather nifty Move controller (£24). UK. Full-HD graphics at last for Mario and co HATE Needs more games desperately.{THE BEST OF EVERYTHING} {CONTENT} TheGuide 3 Gaming iPad mags to get your game on 1 EDGE GAME INFORMER T3 ’s sister title is the games mag where you’ll most often see the word “tropes”. 1136x640 touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. HDMI. Tactile. Well-considered interactivity nowadays. NFC BATTERY 5 hours SCREEN 4.199. Affordable. CHILLBLAST.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 9 . Curved design is very ergonomic. 960x544 OLED touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 10 NINTENDO WII £129. DVI.

Attractive looks HATE 3D specs not included. Basic EPG T3 SAYS Fantastic design and an Ambilight glow. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI. Fi Ethernet. TESTED JULY 2013 08 LG 55LM960V £1. TESTED JULY 2013 07 PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT50 £1.COM/UK. Wi-Fi.002. Limited catch-up TV selection T3 SAYS On-demand TV organised the way you want it. component. Reliable multimedia streaming. LG. SAMSUNG. Sophisticated design. SC Wi-Fi.0. Entertaining net portal. component SCREEN 55-inch. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Smartphone apps. but more online content is needed SPECIFICATIONS S E SPECIFICATIONS S SCREEN 42-inch. TESTED JULY 2012 10 LG 47LM660 £1. S 3x USB. OUT NOW 2 3 VEEP S1 LOUIE S1 The new Curb Your Enthusiasm. Blacks are a little crushed T3 SAYS A thoroughbred performer. Wi-Fi. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Series 2 hits Sky Atlantic this month… £22. scart.650. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . PANASONIC. Fi.CO. 3x USB. OUT JUNE 3 01 SAMSUNG UE46F8000 S £1. digital audio. Bluetooth. USB. Price also somewhat cumbersome T3 SAYS An astounding plasma telly with a feature set and picture quality worth shouting about SCREEN 50-inch. digital audio out. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Crisp picture quality courtesy of powerful image processing. PC. TESTED JULY 2013 06 SONY BRAVIA KDL-55HX853 £1. component. Wi-Fi. component. VGA.000.CO. 3x USB. Bluetooth 3.UK. component.0 mean immediate content is abound HATE The design is striking but also a little impractical T3 SAYS Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet.UK. Via adaptors: scart/component t RY NEW LOVE Edge-to edge glass makes for an attractive look. SD slot. It’s also bloody expensive T3 SAYS A real looker with a great content hub but there are a few issues with LG’s pursuit of contrast SPECIFICATIONS S SPECIFICATIONS S NEW E S SCREEN 47-inch. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 09 PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1. PC. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch.390. Seven pairs of 3D glasses included HATE Over-stressed black levels. Superb file support. 3x USB. Well stocked and laid out web portal. Excellent networked features HATE Bulky design. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. SD DL SCREEN 47-inch. Slimline and stylish design p HATE Picture processing artefacts and visible crosstalk H T3 T SAYS Attractive. scart. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Wi-Fi. PC. component. Outstanding motion resolution. 2x USB. scart. stand-up comic – ie: him in real life – is a very funny mix of awkwardness. Strong 3D. 3x USB. Wi-Fi. sharp 3D HATE Voice and gesture control are nice but inessential y T3 SAYS A beautifully made smart telly capable of really excellent pictures. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Outstanding HD image quality.699. PANASONIC. TESTED AUGUST 2012 ction LOVE Crisp. composite video. involving picture that’s especially good for action and sports. DLAN. Twin tuners lets it work as a PVR. digital audio. SD. ethernet AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. DLNA content sharing HATE 3D crosstalk. A proper Wi-Fi media hub. optical digital audio NT 03 SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. Via adaptor: Scart 05 SAMSUNG UE46ES8000 NT £1. High-quality audio system. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. 3x USB.UK.CO.UK. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI.Televisions {CONTENT} Catch-up TV on Blu-ray 1 BREAKING BAD S1-5 This drugs epic is almost at an end.CO. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Louis CK’s The Thick of It. but im image quality could be improved SPECIFICATIONS SP SCREEN 46-inch. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. PANASONIC.COM/UK. Wi-Fi 3 NT 04 PANASONIC VIERA TX-P50VT50 0 £1. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI. Ambilight trickery HATE Overly processed HD. sharp edges and pathos. £19. feature-packed slimline set. Bright. offering superior HD and 3D image quality and strong smart features SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS SP NEW E SC SCREEN 47-inch. . T G Great! Now we just need more content… RY LOVE Excellent HD and 3D visuals.COM. too SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Content-rich internet portal and excellent multimedia playback. Wi-Fi. in the USA: essential. PHILIPS. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. 3x USB. LG. anytime RY LOVE Pristine high-def images. Excellent Smart TV content and app store. PC. DLAN.399. component. FROM £14 PER SERIES. so what better time to get all but the last half-dozen episodes on Blu-ray? Or maybe wait. DLNA. optical digital audio NT 02 PANASONIC VIERA TX-47DT65 £1. component SCREEN 55-inch. Single tuner T3 SAYS Outstanding motion handling makes this a g great telly for action junkies RY LOVE Bold design.519. Looks highly stylish HATE Lacklustre blacks. scart. Ethernet.CO. SONY. SONY. divorcee. beautiful build.UK.392. optical digital audio SCREEN 47-inch.999. composite. Mediocre audio and file support T3 SAYS A great looking hi-def LED TV that offers phenomenal 2D images and loads of great web content SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS NEW E SCREEN 46-inch. SAMSUNG. Jam-packed internet TV portal HATE Jumbled interface. WLAN. Wi-Fi. Ethernet.900. OUT JUNE 3 meta-comedy about a middle-aged.COM/UK.COM/UK. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Customisable smart TV interface. 3x USB.

000:1 contrast ratio doesn’t hurt.CO. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 08 LG BP420 £100.CO. 2D and 3D picture quality T3 places this Blu-ray deck amongst the top decks SPECIFICATIONS POWER 130W per channel CONNECTIONS 8x HDMI. Wi-Fi via dongle CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. YOUVIEW. a huge content library and three tuners SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Simple design looks stylish parked under your telly.1 system with stunningly pure sound quality. 80W subwoofer and a high-end finish HATE No surround sound. UK.UK 2 SONY VPL-HW50ES Motion resolution is best in class for stunning action sequences. PANASONIC. 2TB hard disk. 2x USB.5TB storage. Now includes BBC iPlayer and 4oD HATE Subscription cost is high T3 SAYS Still the best PVR choice with a slick interface. Virtual surround effect could be better T3 SAYS An excellent soundbar with added streaming skills. ethernet. on-demand aplenty and great apps SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Powerful stereo sound that’s crisp. SONY. plus 500GB for on-demand. optical digital audio out. £3.COM. Excellent image quality and ease of use.CO. SONY. ethernet SIZE 430x188x41mm 04 ONKYO TX-NR515 £249.COM. Delivers a real boost to TV sonics HATE Pricey. 2x USB. audio.UK. VIRGINMEDIA. SONY. TESTED JANUARY 2013 06 6 FOCAL BIRD £800. line out. £939. at a groovy price HATE Satellites are a touch on the small side T3 SAYS A full 5. SONOS. despite slight lack of black detail.CO. 2x USB. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 L LOVE 4K upscaling means amazing HD visuals at an affordable pr Built in Wi-Fi leads to a stack of web content price.250. All the big UK channels on board HATE No integrated Wi-Fi. 2x USB. USB. SKY. Massive 1. future-proof B Blu-ray deck at a reasonable price SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Neatly designed.COM/UK. Noisy running. optical out.COM. ethernet.UK 01 SKY+ HD 2TB £149. 130W-per-channel oomph. Slick interface. composite. Recommends shows you might like HATE Expensive. EPSON. HATE Full internet browser is nice. digital. optical audio in SIZE 85x900x140mm AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. fast-loading deck offers great HD and 3D visuals plus handy web apps at a budget price HATE No built-in Wi-Fi T3 SAYS A great value Blu-ray deck.UK.CO.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 3 1 .COM.000W CHANNELS 5. Tricky NAS streaming H T SAYS Unimpeachable. A decent all-rounder SPECIFICATIONS TYPE Cable HD CHANNELS 36 TUNERS 3 STORAGE 1TB/250hrs HD recording CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. £870.1 cinema system and Blu-ray deck for £400? That’s a bargain in anyone’s book… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Retrospective EPG mixes catch-up and live telly. LG. EPSON. Pricey T3 SAYS Making this much content available without a subscription is a winning deal SPECIFICATIONS POWER 1. unlike some rival receivers T3 SAYS A polished multichannel AV receiver with all the modern trimmings. Interface not completely intuitive. Eight HDMI inputs. 2x HDMI.1 CONNECTIONS Analogue. BENQ. and “a bit” pricey T3 SAYS A good-looking. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE Unbeatable content. Tivo’s intelligent programming.CO.UK Bargain projector that punches above its weight in 2D and 3D. audio out. high-end 2.COM. no matter what it’s playing. ethernet TYPE Freeview HD HD CHANNELS 5 TUNERS 2 STORAGE 500GB/125hrs HD recording 03 SONY BDP-S790 £199.600. 4K-ready. SD SIZE 430x179x38mm 05 VIRGIN MEDIA TIVO £199. TESTED APRIL 2013 09 PANASONIC DMP-BDT220 £191.COM. HDMI. especially if you’re not bothered about Wi-Fi connectivity SPECIFICATIONS CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. 3D Blu-ray player with great performance. but awkward to navigate HA T3 S SAYS A feature-packed. coaxial digital audio out.UK 4 EPSON EH-TW8100 Another high-end classic with splendid 2D and 3D picture and quiet operation.CO. composite. FOCAL. composite. The 100.ONKYO.1 CONNECTIONS 2x HDMI. ethernet SIZE 430x193x42mm CONNECTIONS HDMI. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 LOVE Bombastic. optical. wireless Kleer connectivity 02 SONY BDV-N590 £399. Worth the entry fee… SPECIFICATIONS TYPE Satellite HD CHANNELS 65 TUNERS 2 STORAGE 2TB/350hrs HD recording POWER 2x 35W + 80W CHANNELS 2. 4x digital audio. 3D. Slick operating system and a comprehensive set of connections HATE Limited web content. Wi-Fi. 5x analogue audio. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 07 YOUVIEW HUMAX DTR-T1000 £239. Can upscale images to 4K resolution HATE No AirPlay. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 0 10 SONOS PLAYBAR £599. TESTED MAY 2013 LOVE Built-in modem. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Five satellite speakers. £2.{THE BEST OF EVERYTHING} TheGuide Home entertainment {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top projectors 1 EPSON EH-TW5900 3 BENQ W1070 Great video + high contrast + engaging 3D = plenty of bang for your buck. Occasional buffering and box glitches T3 SAYS State-of-the-art hardware. a sub and net-connected. at an affordable price SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Exemplary hi-def pictures in 2D and 3D.UK. 5x composite.

brains and better-than-average sound. splash-proof.0. USB media playback and internet radio.CO. CAMBRIDGEAUDIO. PIONEER. AirPlay. TESTED MAY 2013 06 BOWERS & WILKINS A5 £454. TESTED JANUARY 2012 08 PURE JONGO S3 £170.COM. analogue. small. 24-bit support and web radio H HATE Very dull looks T3 SAYS Multi-format mini marvel at a decent price SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Six high-class drivers deliver outstanding sound quality. iOS/ Android dock. BOWERS-WILKINS. DLNA. Bluetooth HATE USB playback is hit and miss. PHILIPS. detailed sound quality. ethernet (Sonos proprietary streaming). Pricey T3 SAYS Stunning sound quality without Apple or Android prejudice.5mm out SIZE 300x180x120mm 02 £244 WITHOUT SPEAKERS.COM Drop-proof. See more on page 118. well-rounded look HATE Expensive.COM/UK. £180. optical in.COM This 3D speaker pushes the bass to the fore. DENON.COM 01 CAMBRIDGE AUDIO MINX AIR 100 £330. £319 WITH.CO. You can control it all using your smartphone HATE Go properly multi-room and the costs pile up T3 SAYS A simple. plus excellent audio quality HATE Not much of a looker T3 SAYS A no-nonsense slab of audio power. JABRA. light and good for 12 hours of poolside play.5mm in SIZE 300x210x350mm 03 PHILIPS FIDELIO SOUNDSPHERE £450. auxiliary analogue. Add the free Fidelio app and you get internet radio. Ideal for rave dads on the Costa. Winner. PHILIPS. Bluetooth via USB dongle. SAMSUNG. easy wireless streaming and great audio go some way towards justifying the LW’s high price SPECIFICATIONS POWER N/A CONNECTIVITY Wireless.CO. Bluetooth. Decent battery life. multi-room sound. ethernet. Bluetooth pairing is easy and reliable. ethernet. sleek design. BRAVEN. Multi-room via iOS only T3 SAYS Looks. effective and classy way to pump well-rounded audio into every room SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Superb sound. 3. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE AirPlay and DLNA streaming. digital optical.CO.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . digital coaxial. too HATE No LCD display means setup is awkward T3 SAYS Quality speakers with added AirPlay? Love it POWER 2x 50W CONNECTIVITY Line in. AirPlay. 3.COM. AirPlay.UK. SONOS. too. Spotify and Last. brightly coloured and great sound quality.200. DAMSONAUDIO. with a massive dose of features for not much money SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Crisp. TESTED JUNE 2013 LOVE Superb. Great.UK.5mm SIZE 354x182x118mm POWER 4x 20W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. JAWBONE.COM. a classy design and a strong wireless connection for AirPlay streaming. Bluetooth 3.CO. PURE. ELIPSON. wireless multi-room system HATE Fiddly Wi-Fi syncing.COM. TESTED JANUARY 2012 09 9 SAMSUNG DA-E750 £499. USB. Rugged. Handy web radio buttons HATE Multi-room is less straightforward than on Sonos T3 SAYS Sounds great and packs more features than any other wireless speaker system on the market SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Unfussy design and highly impressive sound. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 DENON CEOL PICCOLO 07 7 PHILIPS AW9000 £320. punchy sound quality with built-in valve amplification.FM support. A fine alternative to the one-box streaming norm SPECIFICATIONS POWER 2x 65W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. line in SIZE 217x365x123mm POWER 2x 50W CONNECTIVITY Proprietary wireless streaming via 30-pin or USB dongle SIZE 290mm circumference AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.UK. £160. Ethernet. AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity.UK. an iPod dock. AirPlay SIZE 265x410mm RY NEW LOVE Good sound for the cost. Can’t be linked to other hi-fi kit T3 SAYS Bold design. the Jongo S3 is a great introduction to multi-room audio SPECIFICATIONS E SPECIFICATIONS POWER 4x 2. RCA SIZE 520x218x155mm POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY AirPlay. New app makes iTunes syncing easy HATE Bass wobbles at higher volumes T3 SAYS Elegant audio executed excellently.UK. The A5 is the little black dress of speakers SPECIFICATIONS S POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. while the wood veneer speakers look classy HATE DLNA set-up needs to be made simpler T3 SAYS Buxom chunks of wireless sonic bliss. Wonderful ease of use and simple wireless setup. audio in. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Powerful and articulate 100W sound.5W + 10W CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. AllShare Play. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 LOVE Powerful. 3. AirPlay.Home audio {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top portable speakers 1 JAWBONE JAMBOX 3 DAMSON OYSTER Small. RCA. 3. Android/Apple docking. TESTED MARCH 2010 10 ELIPSON PLANET LW £1. £149. USB SIZE 450x148x240mm 05 SONOS PLAY:5 £321.COM 2 4 BRAVEN BRV-1 JABRA SOLEMATE The trainer-like design won’t suit all tastes but this is one LOUD mini-speaker. 3. A wireless dock everyone can enjoy SPECIFICATIONS POWER 40W CONNECTIVITY USB. Wi-Fi.5mm audio in SIZE 131x139x135mm NT 04 PIONEER X-SMC3 £138. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 LOVE Denon’s ditched the original Ceol’s CD player but kept AirPlay. Can be linked for an easy. £150.5mm out SIZE 180x90x234mm POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. line in.

{THE BEST OF EVERYTHING} TheGuide Headphones {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top four PMPs 1 3 APPLE IPOD TOUCH APPLE IPOD NANO This combo of music. UK. FROM £249. URBANEARS. APPLE. Excellent on-ear touch controls HATE Battery life not brilliant. more compact and lighter.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. with punchy.COM. feel and price.UK. PHILIPS.2 Slightly better than the Touch on audio. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 LOVE Loud Lo but precise sound quality.BEATSBYDRE. URBANEARS.UK Another excellent.1m IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20.CO. TESTED JUNE 2012 0 08 8 B&W P5 £249. full-bodied audio.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. A muso’s delight SPECIFICATIONS L LOVE Outstanding audio with good noise isolation HATE HAT A E Bested by the cheaper P3s at #1. SAMSUNG. £249. though only 8GB storage.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. PARROT. BOWERS-WILKINS. doesn’t come particularly cheap HA T3 SAYS Super comfort and the highest audio quality lity justify the higher price tag. reliable Bluetooth pairing and active e noise-cancelling. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 LOVE Looks better than the P5 below. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 07 07 SENNHEISER CX 890I £119.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. Lightweight. Evidently. it worked SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Lasso-style hangers keep buds securely in your ears. AIAIAI.CO. The looks are self-consc self-consciously “premium” and consequently a bit naff Y The T P5 has a high-end look. £129. A great hipster’s choice SPECIFICATIONS S IMPEDANCE 34 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 09 9 URBANEARS ZINKEN £80. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Great audio.UK. Play-Doh-like design. An anti-tangle cord adds further niceness HATE Luxury. TESTED JANUARY 2011 10 SONY XBA-S65 £79.UK.5-inch touchscreen.7m NEW IMPEDANCE 24 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 6-24. SONY. Well-rounded sound with plenty of bass and the ability to block out most noise HATE Plasticky ear cups can cause clamminess T3 SAYS Striking design in a wide spectrum of colours. colourful design and great value for money HATE Sound is powerful rather than subtle T T3 SAYS Bold audio and an equally punchy look at a an affordable price.CO.3m CO 04 4 BEATS BY DR DRE EXECUTIVE £269. Great noise isolation from snug in-ear fit.COM. BOWERS-WILKINS. ideal for pop and rock.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE NT RY J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 3 3 .DK. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Sensitive speakers. TESTED NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Clear. but when the batteries run out the music dies SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Fetching. The sign of a true audio gent… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Good noise isolation and crisp. as ever.2m 03 3 PHILIPS FIDELIO L1 £200. and is cheaper. Crisp sound. with T3 SAYS swanky sound quality to match SPECIFICATIONS SPECIF IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-25 000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. SENNHEISER.36m IMPEDANCE 85 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20. apps and games oozes quality each time it’s redesigned. even at higher volumes HATE No remote control T3 SAYS Sporty headphones with high quality sound – exercise just became more enjoyable SPECIFICATIONS E IMPEDANCE 32+/-15% Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20. On the heavy/expensive side T3 SAYS With innovative controls and excellent sound these wireless cans are a bit of a tech design classic SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Copes well with all genres of music.CO.COM.CO. properly punchy bass and a stylishly rugged.000Hz IMP CORD LENGTH 1. Foldable design HAT A Noise cancelling requires AAA batteries HATE T3 SAYS Exceptional sound quality. transparent audio with meaty bass and nicely retro retr stylings.000 Hz CORD LENGTH Not quoted 05 05 AIAIAI TMA-1 £163. Android-powered PMP.2m IMPEDANCE 60 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 06 6 URBANEARS PLATTAN £39. bass-loaded audio SPECIFICATIONS IMPEDANCE Not quoted FREQUENCY RANGE Not quoted CORD LENGTH 1.UK. branding-free.COM. APPLE.CO. SONY.000Hz CORD LENGTH Wireless IMPEDANCE 32 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 17-23.000 Hz CORD LENGTH 1. Minimal commuter-perturbing leakage HATE Maybe a bit pricey for in-ears T3 SAYS Consistently good sound quality and noise T iso isolation make these perfect for the daily slog SPECIFICATIONS SPE IMPEDANCE 32 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20. slightly worse on everything else.COM/UK New.2m AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.COM/UK 2 SONY WALKMAN 4 SAMSUNG GALAXY S NWZ-Z1060 WI-FI 4. Now only available as 16GB model.COM/UK 01 B&W P3 £169. larger 2. Swift.2m C 02 2 PARROT ZIK DESIGN BY STARCK £280. A simple. matt black design HATE Overly laid-back treble at times T3 SAYS The team behind these cans consulted 25 top DJs to get them sounding right.UK. £80. Extremely Extrem effective noise cancelling. Comes in huge colour range: black or white HATE Head grippage could be overly firm for some T3 SAYS Highly refined headphones with stunning sound quality.

smartphone-like design. Customisable.0.COM/PLUS. Vista. Xbox 360 players s will have to wire it to their controller d T3 SAYS THE accessory for gamers. if a little primitive SPECIFICATIONS E SCREEN 5 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 143x88x19mm NEW SCREEN 4. JOBY.TheGuide {THE BEST OF EVERYTHING} {FOCUS} Accessories Android cases and covers 1 3 GOOGLE NEXUS 7 INCIPIO SLIM KICKSTAND HTC ONE Fitted leather folio case props up your beloved ’droid tab for video viewing. with excellent sound quality across PC. GARMIN. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 SCREEN 4.0 SIZE 130x101x53mm AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.COM. Crisp menus. TESTED MARCH 2011 10 0 TOMTOM RIDER £349.4kg 4 04 JOBY GORILLAPOD SLR-ZOOM JOB £42. INCIPIO.3 inches CONNECTIVITY USB 2.UK Doubles the battery life. LOGITECH. Comprehensive mapping HATE No Live services. XP.COM OTTERBOX DEFENDER Protection against drops and dust without too much excess bulk. £27. OTTERBOX. Simple-to-navigate maps and a responsive touchscreen. MOBILEFUN. PS3 and Xbox 360 SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH PERFORMANCE M MOUSE MX £50. reliable and won’t steal your boiled sweets SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH K360 WIRELESS KEYBOARD SPECIFICATIONS £23. TOMTOM. Mac OS X 10. Rugged.COM. Reliably stable HATE Lacks height T3 SAYS A solid yet flexible tripod for every imaginable surface.COM 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 FLIP COVER 4 GALAXY NOTE 2 MUGEN BATTERY & COVER Slimline bumper-and-flip job protects your S4’s bountiful. NIKE. Free traffic updates HATE With map updates gratis.CO. noise-cancelling headset HATE The cost may cause a little anxiety.COM. this is small. giving you motiv motivational Fuel to burn HATE Not as good as Fitbit. Lightweight L enough to carry anywhere. $30.0 BATTERY LIFE 5-7 days SIZE 48x19x10mm WEIGHT 8g CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi.CO. FITBIT.COM. slick.1 surround sound from a wireless. Good key spacing and battery life L HATE Some might find the designs a bit garish HA T3 SAYS Place the USB receiver in your desktop and type from anywhere on this comfortable keyboard REQUIREMENT USB port. TESTED MARCH 2013 08 EPSON PX830FWD £348.0. bike-specific features. Pow! £73. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 09 NIKE+ FUELBAND £129. Accurate mapping HATE Live subscription adds to the cost after year one T3 SAYS Mapping and IQ is more accurate than ever and everything looks stunning on the big.COM. TOMTOM.COM. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Flexibility adds creative freedom.3 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 122x74x9mm LOVE Works with PC and Mac. LOGITECH.760dpi SIZE 465x458x198mm WEIGHT 11. five-inch screen SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Well-thought-out.COM/UK. clearly T3 SAYS Growing app support gives the Fitbit the edge over its equally sporty competitors SPECIFICATIONS LOVE High-quality prints from six colour ink cartridges. USB 2. the Rider is good. MUGENPOWER BATTERIES.9 or later 03 03 FITBIT ONE £80. although arguably more “blokey” T3 SAYS This snazzy bangle does exactly what is says on the tin: reminds you to be more active on a daily basis SPECIFICATIONS SUPPORTS Up to 3kg SIZE 250x60x60mm WEIGHT 241g CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 4.CO. a two ways of charging it There are HATE A little expensive HAT T3 SAYS A versatile mouse that’s built like a tank SPECIFICATIONS IMPEDANCE 48 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20Hz-20KHz REQUIREMENTS Windows 7. Mac. Ups your activity all-day. sleek. ASTROGAMING. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Larger screen. but for more demanding photographers this provides top quality prints SPECIFICATIONS CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 4. weatherproof build. One year of TomTom’s Live services free. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 07 LOVE Top-notch audio quality with Dolby 7. Adds a kickstand.3.UK. TESTED JULY 2011 LOVE Great build quality. USB. EPSON. £30. relatively low-res screen T3 SAYS The best satnav for two wheels rather than T fo four.0 BATTERY LIFE 4 days SIZE 147-197mm circumference WEIGHT From 27g 05 TOMTOM GO LIVE 1005 £260 + £47 PER YEAR. TESTED AUGUST 2012 06 LOVE Slim.UK. five-inch screen. 2x AA batteries 02 0 2 ASTRO GAMING A50 £249. Very comfortable. ethernet RESOLUTION Up to 5.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 4 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 NT RY . this grips and bends to suit your needs SPECIFICATIONS LOV LOVE Free iPhone app. there’s little to dislike here T3 SAYS The ultimate co-pilot.COM 01 GARMIN 3490LMT 3490LM £235. Bluetooth 4. TESTED JANUARY 2012 LOVE A pedometer on steroids with added sleep assessment and compatibility with other apps and Aria scales HATE Not one for pro athletes. Easy Wi-Fi setup and simple printing from iPhones HATE Prints are more expensive than average T3 T SAYS It’s not cheap.

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You soon regret that when security spot it on the X-ray and open it up to reveal to the family of holidaymakers behind you the last website you visited last night after all that ouzo… oh dear. exactly? 9/ Use a travelator It’s only 20m to your gate. but you’re damned if you’re going to be the social outcast seen strolling alone when there are these genius walking aids. only to find in the morning that you didn’t turn any plugs on. Kindle. pieces attempting to rip apart its plastic casing. 3G stopped working as you passed through security. Airports have multisockets. still funny. The reason? Because. Now. where you find the only seat without a suspicious stain. first photo of the holiday: sat on a slippery brown sofa throwing a double thumbs-up over a £16 full English (lukewarm. including the ouzo and that bottle of mint-flavoured grappa you’ve had for 12 years. 3/ Weigh your suitcase In a moment of belttightening frugality you decided to fly with Ireland’s best budget airline. at night. 10/ Switch to Airplane Mode And declare. which have been very slowly gliding millions to their destinations for the past 53 years. so long as they accept that you’re the kinda guy who likes to hang out in his hallway all evening. your shoes in the other and your trousers hanging on to your arse for dear life. toothbrush. 1 3 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WORDS RO B TEMPLE IL LUSTRATION MORTEN MORLAND @ DEBUT ART . right? and anywhere that delivers your meal to your table before you’ve returned from ordering it at the bar is unlikely to be featured in the Michelin Guide. 4/ Try to outwit burglars… …by setting a timer light to turn on and off randomly. But hey. If you’d paid attention to Home Alone you’d know you’re better off placing all of your old Micro Machines by the door. that you think it should be called “Aeroplane Mode” as this is Britain. This always dupes everyone. laptop. portable phone charger and spare portable phone charger before heading to bed. it’s the departure lounge’s soulless pub. damn it! Yep. you caved in to the overpowering urge to drink every last drop of booze in your house.SHUTDOWN NO. anyway. The only thing for it is a trip to the local internet café. you neglect to remove your laptop from your carry-on bag. 8/ Hunt for Wi-Fi Fancy a pre-boarding check on the early kick-off or last-minute insults from the office? Well. your home printer hasn’t contained black ink since 2011 and you don’t trust that boarding pass app. which is somehow harder than steel. for the tenth holiday in a row. phone.53 The 10 tech things… you only do before a holiday 1/ Charge every single gadget you own You plugged in your camera. 5/ Buy an SD Card at an airport And then immediately shred your hands to 6/ Forget to clear your history With your belt in one hand. how does Windows 95 work again. like everyone the night before a trip to the airport. as your phone has barely enough battery to last the Heathrow Express journey. so if your luggage weighs more than two bags of Monster Munch you’ll have to hand over a month’s salary. Happy holidaying… 7/ Take a photo in The Red Lion Sure. so you’ll have to sign up for 12 months with a provider called something like ¡Hola Télécommé! at a cost of roughly £50 per goal/ email. shaver. F*ck it. While the glass scales in your bathroom don’t seem to want to recognise your suitcase. start as you mean to go on… 2/ Visit an internet café You forgot to print off your boarding pass at work. next to a bloke who smells of a thousand B&H and who clearly sleeps under the desk. The thrilling moment of danger as you adjust between normal and assisted walking modes when you get on and off can be the highlight of some breaks. and develops edges sharper than a Stanley knife when finally penetrated. every evening. served with a side order of regret) and an 8am pint of Carling while a group of football enthusiasts sing a rude song about Ashley Cole. the fact that they shatter on impact at least indicates that you should probably remove another T-shirt.

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