But we’re gonna make it even easier with sunlovers’ essentials from cameras to speakers It’s time to upgrade the telly. pick one of these super-smart sets 74 Samsung Galaxy S4 99 The latest Android superphone has landed. Does it beat the HTC One or Sony Xperia Z? Pick your cycling tribe and get kitted out. and the living is easy. 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.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. with a bigger screen and flashier features.


retro-tinged Honda superbike Fitness tech meets GPS. splashing the carnage up your walls Need list 18 Eat a killer fish. 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. hobby-horse bicycle. But there might be on other planets. 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. courtesy of tech T3 investigates… Revisited 93 Zero Dark Thirty. stay-put fitness ’buds Supertest: smart TVs 109 No. hearts enscribed with “Mum”. hot headphones 20 Spiderwebs. clobber ’n’ tech for hip kids. make it hotter with T3’s 50+ summer essentials. 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. 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. from waterproof cameras to barbecues to booze. and this interplanetary cam will spot it Viewing recommended 28 Twin-tuners. Plus the ultimate garden-party paraphernalia Drive 80 Silicon Valley’s high-tech houses: desirable areas. flying and doing whatever a spider can. 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 . 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. Random Access Memories Games 47 Wherever you’re heading on your holidays. 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. from TomTom’s latest satnav to Samsung’s Galaxy Mega Hot. improved interfaces and access to more content than ever before… Group test: Bluetooth speakers 118 Robot mowers evolve. websites & ebooks Updates on the biggest tech stories of the last two years. Check them out. 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. build a Steam Box PC RATED 360 review: Samsung Galaxy S4 99 Obsession: tattooing This month’s gadget musts.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. faster processor. games. from Bitcoin to goal-line tech. in VERY vivid detail Life on Mars? 26 Soundtrack your workout session with these sweat-proof. Lincoln and more… Music The Child of Lov’s electro-stoner soul Apps. Is this the best Android yet? Our verdict is in… Review: Pure Jongo 104 All-seeing toddler monitors. by a robot tennis coach Bikes. speeding MAMILs and middle-of-the-roaders Home 77 The first ultra-HD media players are here.


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

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we don’t want any friendly fire accidents… J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 5 . getting you deeper into the game than ever before… Warn the kids and the dog.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.

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

of course. Although discontinued.COM. It’s often associated with virtual reality headsets that never really caught on Philips experimented with it back in 2005. with a 180-degree wraparound screen that places you in the middle of a 7m-pixel driver’s paradise. 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. 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. the TL1 is the last word in driving simulation. £POA. 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. How well it actually works out of the lab is key. it looks like it could do it very well.COM. well. Philips is now working to integrate its Hue system with live TV content.111.JDOME. SHOP. OUT NOW MOTION SIMULATION TL1 They don’t have these down your local arcade.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.COM WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. so a grenade could bounce out of the screen. 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. by the way. with a windscreen-like look. Also. IllumiRoom takes a different approach. 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. £2. OUT NOW {SPEAK} T3’s Andrew Wooden ponders IllumiRoom’s consumer future… because. Based on videos and images we’ve seen so far. If there is extra coding involved. PHILIPS. But these are just carefully staged examples. spreading the game over your locale. would game devs need to code additional information. roll along the coffee table and tumble onto the floor. MOTIONSIMULATION. Remember to check your mirrors. DISCONTINUED. Time to evacuate What’s better than a flat projector screen? A convex one. they weren’t good. as they did with Philips’ AmBX? Technology which. Made with help from car manufacturer Ariel.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 7 . just turned on a coloured bulb in time with what appeared on screen.

A redesigned user interface offers quick search options – your live map is shown in the background – and clearer traffic information. It collects files straight from your network-connected laptop.6-inch touchscreen tablet from the splash-resistant keyboard dock and input switches from backlit keys to ten-finger multi-touch accordingly.UK.CO.9mm. Sexy it ain’t. there’s this wireless projector.3-. Rip the detachable.CO. The wing-shaped profile has been engineered for either wall or table-top mounting.COM. while Dolby Digital 5.1 helps with the Virtual Surround. all with a lifetime sub to TomTom’s real-time traffic service. but the Z10t does feel reassuringly businesslike. 11. 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. TOMTOM. even after you leave the car. TOSHIBA. but for even greater classiness. It comes in 4. It can also play as part of a surround-sound speaker team. An Intel Core processor – precise model unconfirmed as yet – two USB slots.COM/UK. with its LED light serving up 700 big lumens of brightness and a 1280x800 image resolution. ASUS. OUT NOW {4} TO PROJECT AND SERVE Asus B1M Projector How can you make your PowerPoint presentation more impressive? One answer is star wipes. £TBC. £529. Dual 60W speakers pump out soundtracks with aplomb. guys: this Windows 8 Pro Toshiba is the latest hybrid device offering a bit of both. Philips has loaded its Double Bass tech into this Bluetooth-connected soundbar. HDMI and an SD card reader all feature. while a 2W speaker provides a certain amount of sound. OUT MAY 1 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . £250. 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. PHILIPS. £TBC.UK. OUT TBC {3} RAISING THE BAR Philips HTL5120 On a mission to improve your TV’s sound quality without adding any cable mess. A three-month speed camera trial will help you avoid the need for Chris Huhnetype fraudulence. while an integrated orientation sensor works to optimise sound performance depending on its position in the room.or six-inch screen sizes. tablet or smartphone and turns them into 51-inch images. while a solidstate drive keeps moving parts to a minimum and the thickness to just 19. five. You can also send traffic info to your smartphone via Bluetooth – ensuring safe journeys. full-HD.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 also includes tech borrowed from Sony’s high-end RX range. 1600x900 LCD screen and Dolby Home Theatre surround sound.UK. £130. Not content with above-average eyesight.000. what you want is a liquid-filled dome. OUT NOW WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. OUT JUNE {9} VA-VA ZOOM Sony Cyber-shot HX50 Go on. or adding them via the miracle of microSD. So you’ve learned something today. SONY.4-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and Wi-Fi for uploading your long-lens shots of Prince Harry cavorting directly to social networks.8-inch e-ink screen boasting a crisp. including a 20. OUT NOW {10} ABSOLUTELY PHABLETULOUS Samsung Galaxy Mega What? The Galaxy S4’s five-inch screen. but it does offer a cheap musical fix. KOBO.5 million e-tomes. while a dualcore 1. £TBC. OUT T NOW {6} THEN THEY LIVED HAPPILY IN HI-DEF… Kobo Aura HD Kobo’s latest ereader comes with a built-in backlight. EQ controls have been mysteriously abandoned. 1080x1440 resolution. SAMSUNG. It also shoots 50fps full-HD video. £140. Also on-board: an eight-“mega”pixel camera. a 19. 6. with its 6. £350. seconds and days displayed as if you’re looking into an amphibian’s bulging eye. Basically. this is the first compact camera to feature a 30x optical zoom. take a closer look. it’s a watch whose face is filled with fluid. £TBC.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 9 . and costs this much because that’s much harder to maintain than you ever dreamed.3-incher. with hours. With Intel Pentium or Celeron processors. so you can mix Black Sabbath into Chrvches using just a laptop and the very smallest of trestle tables.EU.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.COM/UK. $35. 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.7GHz chip and 1. NUMARK. plus Android Jelly Bean OS.5-inch. overlaid with Samsung’s beloved TouchWiz. integrated graphics and up to 16GB RAM it may not exactly challenge Deep Blue.COM.CO. so you can now choose from a selection of 2. while a dedicated EV dial on the back lets you fiddle with exposure compensation like a pro. and a hotshoe means you can add an external flash. putting it in direct competition with the Kindle Paperwhite. It’s easy on the eye. OUT JUNE {5} TIME IS FLUID Ressence Type 3 Forget regular watch faces. You can connect directly to speakers and also via USB and MIDI.5GB of RAM should deliver splendid performance. or Note II’s 5. with Windows 8 home screens for everyone. Kobo has been busily filling the shelves of its online bookstore. ACER. so it’s compatible with most existing PC and Mac DJ software. but it does have mum-like multitasking powers.COM. faders and two FX dials. so you can forget headlining the Ministry with this. A thermostatic valve system allows for the addition and removal of liquid so the dome is always totally – but not overly – full. storing them in the 4GB provided. Bluetooth 4. RESSENCE.5-inch display not big enough for you? Samsung’s latest “phablet” or “tablone” – the Galaxy Mega – has a 720p. 4G.COM.0 and NFC.

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


altitude. etc – onto the windscreen. up and away in our beautiful.COM. Operated by joysticks. one-chap ’copter? Well.COM Bubba Watson’s BW1 hovercraft Originally created for a viral marketing campaign. $50. HYUNDAI.COM Hyundai E4U The battery-powered “egg car” concept is designed for urban driving. GET TO ZE CHOPPER! Up. Lost your phone too? There’s nothing we can do for you… 3 MisFit Shine Campaign goal: $100. we’d want to be able to get away faster than that. RENAULT. but it will make for a flash arrival in the Morrison’s car park.975 A palm-sized robot that flies like a bird and hovers like an insect. Stick it on your favourite tech.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: $110.000 Amount raised: $846.COM 2 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3.000.140. 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. but we mainly like it because it reminds us of the micro-drones in Iain M Banks’ sci-fi Culture novels. INDIEGOGO. The headlights look like a … human iris. Apparently it’s designed for aerial photography. The rest of the details are sketchy as the Netherlands-based design team iron out a few thornier details. it’ll do 50mph down the fairway. with a top speed of 18mph and room for one person – if we were driving a car that looked like this. with club-space in the back. keys or child. you may be in luck if this IndieGoGo-funded concept gets off the ground. covered in green LED lights to this carbon fibre motor. 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. this is now being built on the reals. £TBC. 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.675 Part of the recent surge in fitness tech. It’s called the PSH-M1. That we know. then track them via an app on your smartphone. obviously… £TBC. NEOTERICHOVERCRAFT.C O M . Designed by Oakley. Operation of functions such as cruise control via an iPad is also on the cards – what could go wrong with that? €200. calories burned and more.000 Amount raised: $931.000 Amount raised: $1.970 A tiny sticker loaded with Bluetooth technology. you fanciful devil. 2 StickNFind Campaign goal: $70. while sensors placed around the craft will warn you if you’re veering near obstructions such as buildings. AR gaming and security. crowd-funded flying machine… EVER DREAMED OF OWNING YOUR own Jetsons-style. Well.000. it’ll have a headsup display to paint relevant info – speed. powerlines or childrens’ soft heads.


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


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


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it tracks laps. time and speed when you’re taking on the local lido Prefer running on a treadmill to the park? Sensors track strides.and impact-resistant glass.COM. TOMTOM MULTI-SPORT In the school sports day of life. via Bluetooth-compatible sensors. 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. distance. Here’s why you should join its team… £TBC. 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. TOMTOM. strokes. 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. so distance is still recorded Multi-Sport analyses your stats and shares successes and personal bests across Facebook.C O M .. it goes for up to ten hours. cadence and.. 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.Radar SPEND NEWS BLIP INSTAGRAM HAS NOW ADDED A FACEBOOK TAGGING FUNCTION 10 REASONS TO BUY. this new wrist-based activity tracker from the GPS kings wins every race and boasts about it online. Twitter et al With GPS activated.





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Epic says it will take care of introductions. Epigenesis was the one that I wanted to take back to T3 Towers immediately for some in-office multiplayer. the five-on-five. which is now set for a full release. 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. Nvidia’s Phil Wright and T3 deputy editor Matt Hill.C O M . UKIE CEO Jo Twist. Of course. has been won by Sweden’s Dead Shark Triplepunch. Grand Theft Auto creator Dave Jones and Sports Interactive’s Miles Jacobson also aided the teams’ development. The most strictly Mendelian game (his name’s in the title. 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. extended over the week of Gadget Show Live at Birmingham’s NEC. and could be commercially viable in time and with polish.COM/MAKESOMETHINGUNREAL T3’s Matt Hill reports from the MSUL judging room in its approach (read: hardcore) and rewarding experimentation. the international student game-making competition organised by Gears of War maker Epic Games. Epic Games’ Mike Gamble. after all). with the teams taking on feedback from the public and mentors including Ninja Theory. part Tokyo Jungle. 3D platforming and basketball that has you marking your territory literally by growing strategic defensive or offensive flora. having five-on-five multiplayer running so smoothly in a live environment was also very impressive. The final judging decision was fairly unanimous. even though its science was a bit lacking. The Wellcome Trust’s Iain Dodgeon. The live final. T3’s Matt Hill and Nvidia’s Phil Wright. Lucid Games and Splash Damage. 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. Bournemouth’s Static Games and the University of Abertay’s Team Summit. multiplayer-only game is a mix of first-person shooting. Above: the judges included gaming legend Peter Molyneux. While all the games had real promise. this Theme Hospital meets Farmville chicken-rearing sim by Bournemouth’s Static Games had free-to-play iOS glory in mind but fell short. The judging panel included Populous and Theme Park creator Peter Molyneux. in which the Swedes saw off Staffordshire University’s Kairos Games.Radar NEWS NEWS BLIP PIZZA HUT’S NEW XBOX APP LETS YOU PICK TOPPINGS AND BUY VIA KINECT Left: Epigenesis in award-winning action. FACEBOOK. Climax Studios. 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. Games industry gurus such as Sensible stalwart Jon Hare. across both the panel and the public vote. It’s practically ready for a beta release as is. Part Pokémon. 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). Based on the competition’s theme of Mendelian genetics. 3 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3.




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. Oh yes: 3D Mario on Wii U. more blowing sh*t up. Q4 iPhone 5 nano Low price and iMac G3-style translucent colour design? Er… Maybe (no). Will he stay classy? December 20 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Cap’ and Black Widow fight evil in Washington. sci-fi arcade-style slasher from the makers of Bastion. August 8 O SO N W NO Drive’s Gosling and Winding Refn bring the stylish ultraviolence to Bangkok. this time at sea. that’ll keep us going for a week… As festi-season begins in earnest with the Isle Of Wight on June 13.COM . 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. June 24 is the start of Wimbledon (see p73). October? Anchorman: the Legend Continues Ron Burgundy is back. we’re off to Stonehenge to sacrifice a virgin. toilet roll and hand sanitiser. As such. It’s bad news for the intern. 2014 TE LA R? Killzone 4 PS4 launch title will feature human-hating foes and eyepleasing graphics. but there we go… 4 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. to appease the tennis gods and end the UK’s barren run in SW19. Q4 Only God Forgives 300: Rise of an Empire More expansively pec’d Spartans fighting Persians. 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. July 19 Nike Fuelband 2 Updates could include waterproofing so you can track swims as well as runs. Team T3 gears up with summer tech (p56).



featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers. the men beneath the masks. and it’s a belter.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. T3’s heard the album in its full.” Bangalter told Rolling Stone recently. While single Get Lucky. first teased Random Access Memories. Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manyel de HomemChristo. Their next target: your summer… T WO RDS MAT T H ILL rending across Twitter for days. becoming the most streamed track ever on Spotify and topping the iTunes Store in 50 countries. via shorts on Saturday Night Live and live at California’s Coachella Festival. 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 . hinted towards a disco revival. the album’s more prog-rock journey than dancefloor-filler. 80-minute glory at Sony’s London offices. Now. “Electronic music right now is in its comfort zone and it’s not moving one inch.

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

and while the ingredients may be familiar. £14 HD DOWNLOAD. HD DOWNLOAD THE LAST STAND BLU-RAY. OUT NOW MOUNT KIMBIE LINCOLN BLU-RAY.” then melts into a trite puddle of “be yourself/ follow your dreams” clichés. OUT MAY 27 EMPIRE OF THE SUN Ice on the Dune The synth duo FROM THE FUTURE – okay. What’s that. £10 HD DL. OUT MAY 27 Overlong. OUT NOW The raid on Bin Laden’s house is brilliantly handled. A Western updated efficiently enough. OUT JUNE 17 £15 BLU-RAY. young guns. here’s just shy of an hour’s-worth of the sensitive Icelanders’ usual brand of soaring melancholy. searches desperately for terror leader Abu Nazir. sorry Maya (Jessica Chastain). the excitement is reduced by the fact we know perfectly well how this story pans out: a raid. reality. {HD MOMENT} £8 CD. OUT JUNE 10 THE FALL {BEST OF THE R EST} Abe. £8 MP3. £16 BD. the action scenes and the everyday details of people doing extraordinary jobs. perhaps. Sydney – return in usual. with the mastery of director Spielberg and super-thesp Day Lewis shining bright. sorry Osama Bin Laden. Expect grinding. from Navy SEALs to CIA interrogators. Director Brian De Palma pushes the “style and referentiality” meters deep into the red.” but after a bright start devolves into “Cars with video games. £14 DL OUT MAY 27 This wants to be “Toy Story with video games. do ring absolutely true. £7 MP3. tense despite the outcome being literally a foregone conclusion {BEST OF THE R EST} Old punks. OUT JUNE 1 « J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 47 . Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar-winning War-on-Terror treatise suffers somewhat from being rooted in that boring old place. £16 BD. Ralph and… Bang! Re-Mit The righteously slurring Mark E Smith is back. alien pop. File alongside Jamie Lidell in your “electro-soul” collection. Along the way. there’s a lot of “enhanced interrogation” (torturing people). plucky bunch against heavilyarmed baddies. OUT JUNE 10 Arnie looks older than God here. nothing more or less. HD WRECK-IT RALPH BLU-RAY. Arnie. strictly speaking. 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. Their shtick’s still entertaining. He is The Child of Lov. but ZDT is nowhere near deep enough a film to make that feel like anything more than an incidental detail. However. £24 BD. as always with Bigelow. 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. £8 MP3. future men SIGUR RÓS Kveikur Just in time for the summer solstice. OUT JUNE 3 This ’81 classic stars John Travolta as a sound tech who accidentally records an assassination. Sweet! £14 CD. and he is funky. £10 CD. £8 MP3. as a small-town cop leading a rag-tag.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. £9 MP3. £10 SD DL. Damon Albarn and MF Doom guest. 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”. £15 CD. As ultra-motivated yet conflicted Carrie. non-understated style. the way CoL bakes them in his Dutch oven is hella fresh. £15 BD. His music is a jacking mix of horny horns and synthy bass. replete with barked instructions and gargled slogans from MES. His voice is like Prince being impersonated by Grover from The Muppets. £9 CD. you don’t? Shame on you.

Also available as an iOS app. Will soon cover Premier League football. SHINEONRAW. First up is Tiny Troopers. TOUCH App of the month Scottish T3-ers: admire art.3+: iPAD. tips and tricks to making all their latest creations.com THE TUNES Twitter’s music-biz foray is big on fanfare. or even heating. It does a pretty good job. sir. com THE SHOW A new kind of gaming series from the ex-Inside Xbox team that splices Brookerlike satire with game-like functionality.3+: iPAD. plus input from trainer Patrick Beauchamp and nutrition coach Dr John Berardi. Sega’s Godsrule: War of Mortals is a real-time strategy MMO with a plan. Listen to clips of music suggested by mates or trends. FREE. NATIONALGALLERIES. Music.DO Cut The Rope: Time Travel iOS 4. iPHONE. You “play” the Kickstarter-funded show’s world. Cross-platform play across web browsers and iPad is particularly applaudable. it’s sorted. £0. ZEPTOLAB. so you won’t need to buy an entire home gym to feel the burn.com THE GAME Taking on in-app purchase big cheese Clash of Clans. FREE. the excellent. HOW. MOXTRA.ORG TOUCHFIT: GSP Want to get cage-fighter ripped? Reigning UFC champ Georges St-Pierre has an app for that… Moxtra iOS 5. As in no cooking. So it follows a bloke who’s won multiple cage fights is a good fitness role model. TOUCH A social network for crafty types.49. iPhone and iPod Touch users rocking iOS 5.0+: iPAD. covering everything from supplements to stock up on to recovery routines.3+: iPAD.twitter.COM HowDo iOS 5.0+. TOUCH A s routes to well-being go. FREE. With hundreds of recipes to browse. the exercises mostly require minimal equipment. unlocking extras as you view. Cannon Fodder-esque strategy shooter from Angry Birds publisher Chillingo. with everything stored in the cloud for easy access. TOUCH You are the candy man again. All beautifully presented.0+: iPAD.COM . from athlete/pundit tweets to play-by-play commentary. Whether it’s a family reunion or a work merger. iPHONE. though. where users share guides. light on substance. TOUCH Sport-related social media chatter. SPORTSTREAM. T3 are pleased to offer a full priced app every issue for no money at all. iPHONE. then get off your arse and head to the gallery to unlock bonus content including hi-res images and extra info. iPHONE.” as St-Pierre explains it. iPHONE. Thank-you-for-playing.LY/XZSXPO 4 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. While this will reap major rewards for serious gym bunnies with an unwavering focus on rock-hard legs and core. £2. there’s more to this than celery sticks. being fit enough to defend yourself from facial pounding whilst locked in a cage isn’t bad. download and get gaming… BIT. iPHONE. We suggest you leave actual cage fighting to the pros. with 500 video exercises. or full tracks via Spotify – it’d work better if embedded in the latter. head here. iPHONE. Manage and share your projects.COM ArtHunter iOS 4. BADLANDGAME.0+: iPAD. with the app responding to real-time user feedback and “tailoring each individual workout to your current level of fitness.COM Badland iOS 4. For one. and this smart app channels his plyometric. FREE. FREE. too. there’s also plenty here for the casual user.and gymnastics-fuelled success into a rounded workout for you.3+: iPAD. All iPad. TOUCH Combining puzzles and local multiplayer. Canadian beefcake Georges St-Pierre is the mixed martialarts welterweight world champ. but now you have to feed two monsters by dragging sweets through six time periods and inter-dimensional gates.COM Shine On Raw iOS 4.APPS {IOS} Apple’s latest little gems Sportstream iOS 5. TOUCH The latest food craze: raw.69.COM FREE THREE WEBSITES ROCKING T3’S BOAT A free premium app every month! Playgodsrule. this Limbo-meets-World of Goo adventure has you floating through a trap-littered forest.

COM Customisable Twitter client.5+ Ruzzle BLACKBERRY 10.0. FREE. £9.1+ Gorges on sleep pattern and activity data from your Fitbit device. FREE. Napster has the song catalogue and features to match Spotify. fixtures and commentary for all major Euro leagues plus integrated BBM chat. Colourcode updates from certain accounts. FREE.0.HO is more like BlinkFeed.CO.0+ The winner of Windows Phone’s Next App Star contest finds articles relevant to your location and lets you share them via NFC. MINICLIP. LIBON. tweet and like without switching apps. including scoreboards. turning your home screen into a social hub and collating all your Facebook and Twitter activity.0. FREE.HO Social Launcher ANDROID 4.COM Live footie app with stats. APPELLO. As a result you can favourite.0+ 300 levels of explosive insanity make this a great time killer.COM Wikipedia WINDOWS PHONE 7.ID Libon ANDROID 2. LIONSRUGBY.5+ 360 Panorama BLACKBERRY 5. FREE. OUT MAY 31 J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 4 9 . Buy! Buy! Sell! Sell! 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a few weeks back. the triumph of LOL-laden web culture. with news delivered via internet sound bites becoming the social norm… here was a moment. It actually predates the internet – Richard Dawkins coined it in 1976 – but it’s come to mean a reference. that can be endlessly remoulded for comic purposes. Ed Balls. Celebrities piled in with gags. The MP’s face was crudely Photoshopped on to endless pictures. and you’d be right. 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 . Peak Balls was reached on April 28 – now to be known as Ed Balls Day. but it also represented something quietly profound. and the moment memes went truly mainstream. 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.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. Namely. It was such a popular reference. This kind of playful creativity has always been popular on the web. meme is a slightly annoying word. while maintaining its underlying structure. You could argue this was nothing but a weak joke stretched beyond breaking point. specifically. The Guardian launched a liveblog to chronicle the silliness. Now. usually a photo.

You can also remark. communities such as Reddit. Last year. a tease for your wallet. While this has. 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. they’re becoming walking billboards. your phone better not be a day out of date. San Francisco is a city inhabited almost entirely by those muchreferenced-on-sales-sheets “early adopters”. A series of very public beta tests.com/opinion for you to comment. part marketing masterstroke. these lucky few have already. With all this openness it would be easy to believe that there are few secrets left in Silicon Valley. Apps such as Tempo. until recently. Nowadays sites such as Quickmeme enable you to pick a photo and type in your gag. Luke is editor of Buzzfeed. But there’s an interesting paradox here. the web’s biggest repository of memes. been a relatively underground cult. After all. it’s all about shareability. depending on where you frequent – as only Google employees and a select few developers have a pair. Until recently.M A R K P R IGG « super-charged in the social-media age. too. implementing a queue system that’s part democratic admin. Virgin Media billboards appeared around the UK that showed a baby clenching his fist – he was already known to millions online as Success Kid. yet are arguably the most talked-about gadget on the planet. In the case of Google Glass. or Ned Stark from Game Of Thrones. as ever. Google’s Glass AR specs are still well away from a consumer release. 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. There’s still a way to go before the site achieves broadsheet-style respectability – when Redditors “identified” the Boston bombing suspects. if not coding expertise. keeping up with the latest tech trends isn’t just a matter of financial survival. depending on your tolerance – with the Question Of Sport crew’s version less jumping the shark. putting your own spin on a meme required. trying desperately to create one from thin air rather than letting them gestate naturally. but of course the truth is very different. The meme has become democratised. been dubbed “Glassholes”. and one advertising execs are very keen to jump aboard. while many firms refuse to say what they’re working on. 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. It’s not even a phenomenon reserved for hardware. too. but then the operating system under the hood is important. When chancellor George Osborne joined Twitter with a smug photo update. it’s now well and truly out in the open. Every agency dreams of harnessing the runaway quality of the “viral”. 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. requiring users to wait their turn – and rewarding those who hear about it first. as tech firms harness the power of being first n a city full of well-paid geeks. openness is just another part of a tech firm’s marketing arsenal. 4chan and its British counterpart B3ta. Just as traditional media is becoming more {SILICON} NO POINTS FOR 2ND Early adopters are no longer a secret cult. but social and cultural. it’s a ploy that’s likely to reap big rewards. with a small portion of the public happy to pay to become devs just to get hold of the latest kit. greatest and yet-to-be-fully-released smartphone. is evolving into a news outlet. 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. and in Google’s case final software. 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. Since then it has become ever more central to the social-media conversation around breaking news. we’ve set up a brand new hub at T3. have followed suit. is the current king of the early-adopter jungle. with furtive showings-off confined to certain bars and restaurants. Even apps are having a go. where brandishing the latest. more vaulting the whale. Memes now travel at such breathtaking velocity. It’s a social phenomenon. Both Apple and Google are clever in dripfeeding beta versions. too. 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. Reddit. It might already be yesterday’s meme. 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. So next time you make a point online by referencing Grumpy Cat. on facebook.com/uk 5 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 to its true commercial potential. Being the earliest of early adopters now grants street cred – or gets you banned from bars. Sometimes they reverse-engineer this. claiming to be in “stealth mode”. Mailbox. the meme that arose was stoked by contributions from Metro and the New Statesman.com/t3mag and “on the Twitter” @t3dotcom… . Sure. be careful. it’s tough keeping up with them. It used to be the preserve of nerdier corners of the web. a calendar replacement. to select devices. they got it very badly wrong – but the point remains. Sure. at least some skill with Photoshop. a new email organisation service. somewhat harshly and perhaps a bit jealously.

Not only would it be far too complicated to re-launch a return mission from the surface of Mars. tattooed man in a Rab C Nesbitt vest.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. to my mind. in essence. say. Like payday loans at 3. exactly the same as the flurry of reports over previous months on in-app purchases. The game? Something to do with chucking a small ball in an evidently not-much-bigger box. At the time of writing. However. yellow chap. Sounds easy. which includes reduction in bone density. the fact they’re allowed to be sold at supposedly reputable app stores beggars belief. because apart from the Jah-worshipping. 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.000% APR they’re designed specifically to exploit vulnerable people whilst pretending to empower them. I’ve got to admit I take a different view on “freemium” games. but what are governments and bodies such as the OFT for. Now sure. Games can put people in an altered state where their judgement is flawed. despite being generally opposed to nanny-state meddling. Facebook. score a record deal. Many will take the view that adults should be allowed to spend their money on whatever they like. J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 5 3 . we can all have a good laugh at dumbos wasting vast sums of dosh. Inevitably. After that. Geordie accents won’t make it any less terrifying. This month’s involved a rather miserable-looking. thanks to the Dutch. and be incapable of returning to the Earth’s much stronger gravity. reality TV is going to select two would-be space colonists from a crowd of hopefuls and fire them at Mars. became determined to “complete” it. No blogger demanded the fairground folk be forced to pay the hapless mister Gribbohm back his life savings. the people who suffer most are generally stupid. Pete writes for LS:N Global. attempting to win on a fairground game. dreadlocked fruit after burning his entire life savings of about two grand. It’s bananas. but you’d probably watch… e’ve seen reality TV give people the chance to eat live bugs. droidmade Big Brother space house. muscle strength and circulatory system capacity. Comments are free. the colonists’ bodies will have irrevocably changed. The top prize? A Kinect… Worth about £100.” Even Ant and Dec announcing that in their cheery. Mars One is a not-for-profit organisation that’s devised one of the most ethically questionable media events ever conceived. Having a mechanism to extract repeated payments from players that can eventually total large amounts is pure. 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 2023.000 people have paid the necessary $30 to be considered for the first two available spacesuits. crucially. 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.com/opinion. but there’s a catch: they’ll never return. 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. Nobody penned any thunderous editorials calling for the banning of fairgrounds. a news story comes along that perfectly captures the zeitgeist. this story was. the competition winners will just have to hop in a space capsule and arrive at the pre-fab. Someone got momentarily. 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. spivvy exploitation. Yes. curved. insanely hooked on a game. As you probably read. Just kidding. this is THE most thought-provoking story involving a ganjaliking plantain and a fat man in a vest that I have ever read.” Mars One’s website warns. Rastafarian banana. That’s why. “This is due to the total physiological change in the human body. But now. optional way to get more out of a game? Or should there be a cap on how much you can spend on them. £20 during the entire time you own a game shouldn’t be allowed. holding a wildly cheerylooking. 30. “The human body will have adjusted to the 38 per cent gravitation field of Mars. and it’s this: they are a disgrace. com/t3mag and @t3dotcom on Twitter. 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. re-animate a dead career and pretend to be a cat. but you will be charged for likes. as smart people. 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. UK – won this slightly sinister. USA – though let’s not kid ourselves that this couldn’t happen in Hampshire. Read more about space tourist on p96 O nce in a while. and spent a ludicrous amount of cash doing so. but after a few years in the planet’s reduced gravity. 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Feel Good Tech of the 40 essential gadgets for owning all occasions now the sun’s decided to put a shift in… Photography Richard Grassie Styling Michelle Kelly Words Joe Svetlik. £170.com . ukbeatsbydre. Rob Temple Tech Beats By Dr Dre Pill.


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

Et indoors with the kitchen tech on p67. From £3. viola: mains and dessert. it’s not ready. veg. fish.co. exactingly. herman miller. £10. £1.com/uk 5 Inadays InaTrap Electronic Insect Killer The best-looking bug zapper around.900. this resembles a mushroom designed by Philippe Starck. salterhousewares.co. the Get your grub sorted other meats.com 6 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .uk 2 Gallotti & Radice Milano Finish options are natural ash.com reviewed. while a huge range of adjustments suit any body shape. at your table.499. It’s like the iPad Mini. Sporty in-earphones are £130. refreshing air rather than web browsing and time-passing apps. amazon.com 2 Salter Heston Blumenthal precision meat thermometer Not sure if your meat’s ready? Pierce it with this silicon-gripped analyser. black or tobacco stain. apple. except with cool. 20-inch from £1.uk 4 Apple iMac The 2013 model drops the DVD drive to slim down to the same depth as an iPhone 5. dyson.uk 3 Herman Miller Aeron Executive The office classic’s mesh back keeps you cool in every sense. josephjoseph. so you won’t be a hunchback by the time you retire. The 15mm glass top adds boardroom class to your spare room and could double as a ping pong table at a push. all served up. fcilondon.420. £2. 27-inch from £1. weber. if blood spurts out and hits you in the face.co. basically. As well as keeping your deskspace free of midges.com 3 Joseph Joseph Rinse and Chop Plus A space-saving.com 4 Bodum Bistro electric table grill One side does crêpes and bacon. it doubles as an LED lamp. non-slip. over on p106 1 Dyson AM02 Mini This may look just like Dyson’s much-loved tower fan but it stands only 87cm tall. Our favourite feature? A sear station that ensures your meat looks as good as it tastes and vice versa.099. Compared to a laptop it offers more screen and less microwaving of your scrotum. bodum.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. £300. folding chopping board that doubles as a colander. At last! £15.113. $75.

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
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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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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.

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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.



This speed means the microchips are able to emit terahertz signals more than 1. POTENTIAL PROBLEMS The only thing that can stop the Man of Steel is Kryptonite. 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. making them safer for humans. so there is a cumulative cancer risk. the tech employed in such scanners. So effective were they in being able to see through things. However. a Caltech electrical engineer. “T-rays are not energetic enough to strip electrons from atoms. or T-rays.SUPERMAN’S X-RAY VISION & HOUSE LEAPING SEE THROUGH WALLS. allows you to see with X-ray vision in real-time through glasses. a radioactive element from the planet Krypton.000 times stronger than past methods.” explains MIT electrical engineer Qing Hu. “but they are exceptionally sensitive to chemical structure so the images they create would be more detailed and defined. and you are able to direct the signals to focus on a particular area.” a DARPA representative boasts. As for Superman’s super sight. which are sensitive to the rays from a light source emitting X-ray radiation.” says Ali Hajimiri. has been working on that. X-ray goggles: for Men of Steel in search of Tins of Beer 8 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .” reckons DARPA. or up to ten feet underground. It can see what’s on the other side of an eight-inch concrete wall. “Backscattering”.” There is also the option of wideband radio waves.” adds Hajimiri. too. and has already been used by the US military. ADDITIONAL POWERS: LEAP SMALL BUILDINGS The US Army’s R&D wing. the California Institute of Technology believe you could have it on your smartphone in no time. 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. the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). 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. they raised privacy issues. 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. “A four-metre launcher could put a man on the top of a five-storey building in less than two seconds. HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THESE POWERS? “The launcher is still in development but a possible operational date is five years’ time. which when sent out from a handheld sensor can form an image based on how quickly the waves bounce back. “The technology could be perfected within five years. It’s because of these safety concerns that the next generation of X-ray vision devices will instead rely on terahertz radiation. “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.

but to the Floridian leaf beetle. An IED blew out most of his upper-left thigh. that means four of DARPA’s Spidey pads would easily affix a human to any surface.” HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THIS POWER? According to Wistar. To do so they looked not to spiders. “If we can further shrink this to one micron across then each pad could support a weight of 280lbs. The adhesion is so strong. the pad’s top layer is filled with microscopic perforations. then the matrix implanted surgically into healthy tissue to expose it to the bloodstream. In normal adult cells. each hole in the SECAD is ten microns across.” Steen assures us. POTENTIAL PROBLEMS ADDITIONAL POWERS: SUPER STRENGTH Not content with the ultimate windowcleaner’s CV entry? The SECADs could also. about the size of a red blood cell. leaving him unable to move his leg without swinging it bodily forward. laboratory mice bred without the p21 gene were able to regrow damaged tissue in their ears within weeks. theoretically. However. The next stage of this research. AMELIA VOGHT’S SUBLIMATION The ability to morph into a gas. One early beneficiary was a US Marine wounded in Afghanistan. BUT WE WANT TO SURVIVE ANY SCRAPE IS IT POSSIBLE? Well.” Wolverine’s shaving nicks: more frequent but also quicker to heal. being carried out at The Wistar Institute. give you the ability to smash through doors and split solid rock. “Five years max. However. Swings and roundabouts… Those hoping for more spontaneous healing have been thwarted by the p21 gene. SECAD pads that would allow you to climb a building could be perfected in two to three years. turning off the p21 gene in the area around the wound during healing.” By our calculations. this trial could be up to ten years off. “This would give the user the ability to administer a powerful explosive charge. anyway? INFINITY’S OMNISCIENCE The ability to know absolutely everything will remain out of reach. Philadelphia. p21 prevents DNA damage. The matrix can also stimulate the body to grow and repair tissue. in 2011. And sorry. and scientists are now using matrices taken from pigs to remodel replacement tissue in injured US servicemen. WOLVERINE’S HEALING POWERS ADAMANTINE CLAWS ARE COOL. despite the best efforts of Google and other search engines. 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.” explains Steen. bonding to any surface. creating surface tension. would concentrate on a human subject.I. “It’s the same principle as when you take two wet glasses from a dishwasher that are stuck like glue. Soon after matrix surgery he was able to take a full stride without exaggerating his movement. the patient’s scar tissue must be removed. In order to work. the university’s biomolecular engineer. Would you really want your ’80s self back. “The surface tension created when you pack millions of holes into a very small space is enough to create a huge electrical charge. The electrical field created by the battery forces water through the three layers until droplets are squeezed out of the minute perforations. using a combination of electrostatic charges and minute sticky hairs that mimic the way a lizard crawls.” adds Steen. but instant fire balls. J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 8 9 . SUPERMAN Spidey-sense… tingling… Should have gone to loo… before starting job… charged pad. 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. 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. even if it was possible. GHOST RIDER’S SPONTANEOUS FIREBREATHING We’re not talking circus-act fire spouting. this is very difficult. It uses microscopic pores in its feet to secrete a fluid that creates extreme surface tension. Made up of three layers and a nine-volt battery. which separates humans from amphibians able to grow limbs at will. stock up on plasters. Till then. called a Switchable ElectronicallyControlled Capillary Adhesion Device (SECAD). stopping cells becoming cancerous. You then need to get active. but the ability to break wind on demand does not qualify. A DARPA-funded team at Cornell University is developing an electrically POTENTIAL PROBLEMS “At the moment. the beetle can carry a load 100 times its own weight. Even after ingesting a lamb phall. we haven’t reached James Logan’s mutant ability to recover in seconds from any flesh wound. using just a standard 9V battery. HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THESE POWERS? “With unlimited funding. once again it’s DARPA’s tooled-up brainiacs that have come closest to giving humans Spidey-like climbing ability.” explains Professor Paul Steen.

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

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


And rise. which potentially faces similar problems – punters began trading Euros for Bitcoins. It began as a toy for geeks but is now making millions for investors – and criminals. In Cyprus – and in Spain. however. And fall. due to the mathematically created currency’s selflimiting nature – more than three-quarters are stockpiled by investors. One of the main reasons for this virtual currency hitting headlines is the failure of traditional ones. Of the 11 million Bitcoins currently in circulation – 10 million shy of the total number there will ever be. 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”. with . This panic buying inflated the currency’s value. but little availability. it was down to $144 (£93). its value has continued to rise. it was worth an incredible $260 (£170). the mysterious inventor/s of Bitcoin. If you’d bought just one Bitcoin back when T3 looked into it in December 2011. In April 2013. creating a classic bubble: suddenly there were plenty of Bitcoin buyers. it would have set you back $15 (about £10). The e-currency has climbed to heights not imagined by financial forecasters. In May 2013. is it unpredictable. woah boy.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. domestic bank accounts would be raided. outperforming market expectations but. The recent financial meltdown in Cyprus sparked fears that high-earning.

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

Later that month. Meanwhile. for once not due to a battery fire “You’ve had the light bulb moment.” THEN START ME UP! NOW NORTH KOREA GETS INVOLVED The Dreamliner shrouded in smoke. WE’RE GERMAN… “Tablets. with Scrubs star Zach Braff getting $2 million funding for a new movie within a few days. The firm had 16 Dreamliners lined up for delivery from summer 2014. “We have had to scramble in planes we hadn’t intended and keep ones we hadn’t planned to. It’s all great news for retrogaming Deutschlanders. Because of the Dreamliner’s construction. if Boeing was expecting an end to the turbulence that’s dogged its revolutionary craft since its conception. Before the European launch. “The loss of a battery to other planes isn’t critical. it looks like it’s going to remain disappointed. « J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 9 5 . video games. with £2 million already pledged to UK inventors – about £48 per minute. Boston. It warns of the possibility of future attacks on hospitals and nuclear plants. analyst at aerospace consulting firm Leeham Co. the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) was even considering lengthening its Extended Range Twin Engine Operational Performance (ETOPS) certification range. That’s where crowdfunding comes in… And Kickstarter is leading the charge. powered by Raspberry Pi and called the Picade. such as those above the North Pole. or partner with an existing firm across the pond – a fairly formidable bureaucratic barrier. and the issue is deemed serious enough for Nato to have requested a convention on the threat of cyber war. more than 400 projects had set up shop.” 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 FAA was all set to change this to five and a half hours. even Facebook likes have fallen foul of one of the world’s most heavily restricted states. and greatly increasing the value of the plane to long-haul airlines. but no money to make it happen. Days later. Now you’ve got an idea. the only way to get funding on the site was to set up a business in the US. bringing the world closer to the brink of cyber warfare. in January 2013.000 – double our funding goal. in the US. “We were successfully funded with £74.” says Beech. North Korea is accused of using malware to target South Korea’s banks and media outlets. “It seemed right that we should be supporting another very British project.” The majority of that funding is from overseas – of the 50. flames were seen licking the undercarriage of one as it sat parked at Logan International.” hoped to be operating four of them by the end of the year. “You can understand their thinking. In the same month a five-year-old. 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. The first British Kickstarter project was a retro-arcade machine. 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. 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.” NOW SEVERAL BANS LIFTED Games that have joined Doom in having their bans retrospectively lifted by censors include Harvester. Normally. RICHARD GRASSIE THEN DUQU THE DESTROYER First covered in T3 December 2012 “A computer worm with the power to take down governments. the FAA grounded the entire fleet of 50 planes worldwide. it seems we’ve only scratched the surface of Kickstarter’s potential uses. Duqu has thus far failed to destroy the world. also from Bristol.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. many analysts believe that the 787 will now not receive an extended ETOPS certification. but state-sponsored cyber skirmishes continue.” It appears that the FAA will allow the Dreamliner to keep its original three-hour ETOPS. “The 787 has been an unbelievably painful experience.” says co-inventor Paul Beech. Even so. Meanwhile. Apple has already refunded two parents from Bristol after their eight-yearold spent £980 buying virtual donuts in Simpsons: Tapped Out in January. the Pi. “That’s very attractive to someone looking to get wide. Mortal Kombat 1-3 and Wolfenstein 3D.700 on ammo in Zombies vs Ninja and similarly received a full refund. Within a month of Kickstarter’s high-profile arrival on these shores.” said Branson at the time. GERMANY BACKTRACKS ON GAMES CENSORSHIP First covered in T3 Christmas 2011 THEN NO TECH PLEASE. Then. However. Mortyr. things were looking rosy for the 787 after its lengthy gestation.” says Scott Hamilton. For a time.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. this allows the plane to fly routes three hours away from the nearest runway. letting it fly less crowded skies. spent £1. at an estimated cost to Boeing of $450 million in lost income and compensation to airlines. global exposure for a fledgling product. at least in the short term. One of those airlines hit hard was Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic.

He believes we can bring people back. The fight to be the official goal-line tech provider began in February 2013. has lost out to German challenger GoalControl4D.” SPACE TOURISM: NEXT STOP. on the surface of Mars would take around seven to eight months and cost an estimated $6 billion. a small ophthalmoscope fitted to a smartphone. as well as a plant production unit. 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. charged using a solarpowered backpack.” reveals Lansdorp. Can it silence critics of its cost and reliability? It’s a game of two halves. has announced a venture called Inspiration Mars Foundation. Germany has come out on top after a dispute over the goal line. but Lansdorp hopes the main source of funding will be from broadcasting rights.000 people in Kenya. who funded his own trip to the International Space Station in 2001. For anyone thinking of hitching a ride on the Mars One project. and plans to send a married couple on a 501-day round-trip in 2018.000 patients. Now. some would say ambitious. Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Xcor’s Lynx still plan to make astronauts of multimillionaires and celebs by early next year. you’ll soon be able to receive diagnosis and treatment via your phone. meanwhile. as he moves between villages.” The Moon and suborbital space is so 2012. Mars One is currently looking for capital. but a decision by FIFA. Any takers? . which would sustain future astronauts. while GoalControl and Hawk-Eye both used multiple cameras and 3D imaging to plot the location of it at any given moment. PayPal supremo Elon Musk has already declared his. as he plans to turn the entire project into an interplanetary reality TV show (see p53). but attention is now shifting its ass to Mars. Dennis Tito. but we got one…” NOW PREMIER LEAGUE AND INTERNATIONAL FOOTIE GETS TECHY Once again. impressing FIFA with its tech.” reveals EYE phone inventor Dr Andrew Bastawrous. before getting the final stamp of approval. “After that it would be more economical. P MARS! First covered in T3 March 2013 THEN PREPARE FOR-LIFT OFF! “Virgin Galactic plans to make space tourism a reality. The German system will now be trialled at the Confederation’s Cup in Brazil in June. 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. is part of a five-year eye-health study of 5. the British company bidding to provide goal-line tech for football’s big matches. According to Lansdorp. NOW HOLIDAY ON THE RED PLANET dream of colonising Mars by 2028. there’s just one catch: it’s a one-way ticket.” Mars settlers would erect inflatable domes compartmentalised into living and working spaces.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. is already used at Wimbledon and in cricket test matches. “I’m currently training a team of 15 to use the world’s leading hospitalbased equipment to test the 5. and has now been selected by the English Premier League for the 2013-14 season. Hawk-Eye. 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. This time it wasn’t a disallowed goal by England’s Frank Lampard that helped the Germans limp to a 4-1 win.” NOW “EYE PHONE” TRIALLED IN KENYA THEN THE REFEREE’S A SENSOR! “With Euro 2012 on the horizon. which employs seven high-speed cameras per goal-line. 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. breaching the Karman line and offering regular people the chance to experience zero-G. “We will then compare the results against that of a non-medically trained healthcare worker using the EYE phone. costing $4 billion per crew. GoalControl was the winner. Lansdorp and Musk aren’t the only players in the trip-to-Mars biz. probably no more than four astronauts. “To land the advance party. we just don’t have the means to bring them back. Despite only receiving a licence to tender a month before the final rounds of testing. Hawk-Eye. we have the know-how to get paying pioneers to Mars. Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp intends to establish his settlement on the Red Planet five years earlier.




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

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

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


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


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

these are great for adrenaline junkies {FOCUS} MONT BLANC MARATHON. SONY.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. have a chat to the locals about tax WWW FOR MORE HEADPHONE REVIEWS GO TO T3.Sports earphones R A T E D 03 AEROBIC AUDIOPHILES SONY XBA-S65 £79. but in our view you get enough features to warrant the extra investment. DECEMBER 15 Escape Xmas shopping with a run by the Caribbean seaside. Weighing just 10g. When you’re done. intense bass of yore. keeping the excellent noise isolation and deep.CO.COM 04 LONE RUNNERS Yes. Last but not least. Sound is even better than before. clear sound with strong vocals and bass that doesn’t distort even at higher volume levels. The 9mm speaker units produce a supremely bassy sound. ARGENTINA. although part of the reason they’re so light is that there’s no remote control included.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 107 . The narrow earpieces use armature drivers instead of dynamic drivers. with a hygienic. HAWAII. anti-microbial coating and sealed housing. but with added detail and clarity.UK 03 AEROBIC AUDIOPHILES TEST WINNER On these excellent buds lasso-style hangers adjust around your ears. these are pricey. producing a crisp. lakesides and past the River Plate football stadium HONOLULU MARATHON. 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. GREECE. CHAMONIX. T3 SAYS Adhesive and bassy. PIONEER. T3 SAYS Sporty headphones with high quality sound – result! 04 LONE RUNNERS MONSTER ISPORT VICTORY £130. T3 SAYS These great sports ’phones live up to their steep price 05 FOR THE EXTREME SPORTSTER PIONEER SE-E721 £40. they’re easy to keep clean and sweat free. 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. DECEMBER 9 Run amidst volcanic craters in this scenic sprint VIRGIN ISLANDS MARATHON. Along with a choice of four sizes of silicone bud. yet are comfortable at the same time. making them ideal for uptempo workout music. 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. they’re barely noticeable in your lugs. Some of the bestsounding sports headphones around. MONSTERCABLE. it still offers a secure fit even when worn under a cycling helmet*. 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. this provides a secure fit during intense running seshes.CO. OCTOBER 13 Sweat your way through forests. The adjustable buds mean you have control on the fit and the amount of sound that fills your eardrums.

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

UK {SPECIFICATION } SCREEN 47-inch 1920x1080 LED LCD TUNER Freeview HD. The stereoscopic £9.99 per month – Video Unlimited – films from images on offer have real 99p. so you’ll still need a set-top box. 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. component.COM OR HEAD TO P130 . involving picture that’s great for action and sports. 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. out goes dusty. clear images that make the set a winner for HEIGHT 639mm WIDTH 1083mm DEPTH 64mm WEIGHT 14. Netflix. YouTube. The Sony’s circular base is sturdy. Sony’s X-Reality Pro picture engine delivers crisp. but it’s all a bit of a jumble. With great picture quality and a wealth of web TV this is a great TV. but it’s what’s happening on screen that’s the big change here. DLAN. SONY. There’s loads to explore. 3x USB. 4x specs WEB TV BBC iPlayer. 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. One thing that hasn’t changed significantly from last year is picture quality: this Bravia still offers outstanding HD clarity. There’s only one active tuner. with motion resolution a particular strength. LoveFilm. too. Viewster. DVB-S2 3D Passive. They’re single tuners. Jam-packed internet TV portal HATE Interface is a jumble of content.399. and the set mashes Video Unlimited ships with four pairs of and Music Unlimited – glasses.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. unlike Samsung and Panasonic’s sets. Sony has refined its smartphone interaction. composite. Ethernet. though 3 DESIGN {SMART TV} avid viewers of both action movies and sport.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. blockbusters £3. 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. holding up one of the chunkier TVs on test LOVE Crisp. graphical menu tree. it’s one of the most contentrich sets on test. but any NFC-enabled smartphone can get in on the action. Wi-Fi. Sony has dramatically overhauled its user interface.R A T E D Smart TVs SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1.CO. Sony Internet 3D is of the passive TV This new do-it-all hub persuasion. Sony’s KDL-47W805A is distinctive. Crackle AUDIO 20W CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. old XrossMediaBar and in comes a swish. Aside from the online content you also get the choice of a Freeview HD or satellite tuner. but it’s outsmarted by rivals.



and you’ll be treated to images that appear preternaturally crisp. Viewster. with all key for with porn – well. Wi-Fi. or fix a permanent red. Philips TVs tend to be complicated to set up. DVB-S2 3D Passive. primarily BBC iPlayer. That said. A 24W sound system boosts your TV’s audio and the price tag is affordable. Brazzers. 3x USB. High quality audio system. Viewster and iConcerts. but confusing array of picture options T3 SAYS Fantastic design and an Ambilight glow. 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. PHILIPS. Via adaptor: Scart 1 3 {DIMENSIONS} This Philips set glows. but a greater selection of content would give this set more to shout about.000. Provided you sit square on. You’ll find four Miracast is included. but all settings do tend to contribute motion artefacts. It’s a little MTV Cribs. not glass – with almost no picture border to interrupt your view. digital audio.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. YouTube. Concentrate on the screen. the 3D effect works well. Blinkbox. iConcerts AUDIO 24W CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. 4x specs WEB TV BBC iPlayer. the video formats playing. Blinkbox. Private from tablets and phones and Forno straight to the TV screen. but its online content fails to shine Minimalist and understated. with shadow held in detail. Ambilight trickery. Basic EPG. Edge-to-edge glass and a frameless look make this a classy TV set LOVE Edge-to edge glass. HEIGHT 953mm WIDTH 562mm DEPTH 32mm WEIGHT 12. letting adult content services you stream photos and vids – Hustler. Acetrax. blue or green glow. While the main interface is reasonably intuitive. Relatively affordable HATE HD can look overly processed. Perfect Natural Motion mode needs to be enabled to obtain a reasonable level of motion clarity. The set also offers passive 3D and comes with four pairs of glasses. Philips is also continuing to plug its Ambilight mood lighting system. the picture menu offers a baffling amount of options. black level performance is noirish. sadly – and a smattering of IPTV services. mimicking the colours displayed on screen. Philips’ 6000 Series LED TV is a 42-inch feast of edge-toedge screen – plastic. but used sparingly does have a certain appeal. Netflix. You can use it dynamically.COM 2 {SPECIFICATION } SCREEN 42-inch 1920x1080 edge-lit LED LCD TUNER Freeview HD. and the 42PFL6188S is no exception to that rule. YouTube. rather than the lightshow going on around it. company is based in Amsterdam. component. 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. but more online content is needed « J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 1 5 . Ethernet.Smart TVs R A T E D PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1.

Internet TV support is wide and includes big hitters like BBC iPlayer. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. but takes up a lot of space in your lounge LOVE Smartphone apps. too included pairs of specs it will cost you dearly. Chores done. Netflix. LoveFilm and Acetrax. Ethernet. once you’ve invested time playing with settings – none of the presets make this screen sing.COM/UK TEST WINNER 2 {SPECIFICATION } SCREEN 46-inch 1920x1080 edge-lit LED LCD TUNER 2x Freeview HD. is vastly improved. It links with smartphone apps. The design may cause some users a little consternation. The screen also boasts twin Freeview HD and Freesat HD tuners – take your pick. Spotify AUDIO 40W CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. SAMSUNG. YouTube. 3x USB.0 mean it’s easy to watch what you want. Extra content from web sources is treated kindly. DailyMotion. contrast rich HD.0. now in version 2. Switch the Cinema Black mode on to prevent backlight intrusion when watching 21:9 ratio movies 3 DESIGN The crescent stand looks cool. with Dual View and Smart Mirroring. but we think you’ll make room for it.0 watching 21:9 movies. though. It may still struggle to understand what you’re asking it.COM OR HEAD TO P122 . and the TouchPad remote makes it easier than ever for you to find what you want to watch. the F8000 has a crescent-shaped stand that takes up more than its fair share of space. 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. The end result is a properly smart TV. Outstanding HD and 3D picture HATE Striking but impractical design T3 SAYS Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. ITV Player.0 really impresses. Beneath the hood. despite being tutored to comprehend conversational English. Wi-Fi. with is also surprisingly clean and catch-up from BBC iPlayer and ITV and on-demand bright. DLAN. Lovefilm. but its Smart Portal interface.999. the F8000 packs a quadcore processor for faster browsing and better interactivity. 2x Freesat 3D Active.SAMSUNG UE46F8000 £1. ITV player. you’re rewarded with sharp. Acetrax. It uses active shutter from Netflix and Lovefilm. 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. Picture quality is equally terrific. so if you The new S-Recommend require more than the two feature picks out things it thinks you’ll like. 2x specs WEB TV BBC iPlayer. Netflix. tech. which suggests shows based on your monitored viewing preferences – think of it as Tivo without the Virgin Media subscription – Smart Portal 2. All the main IPTV providers The set’s 3D performance are on hand here. With simplified graphical icons and a new S-Recommendation engine. with all popular codecs playable from NAS and USB. 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.

with quality stereo speakers and generous amplification Limited on-demand – no YouTube! Motion resolution not ideal for sports/action Bespoke TV tailoring. Twin tuners lets it work as a PVR. This year that television is the Samsung UE46F8000. YouTube. which is getting a letter sent home to its mother entitled “must do better” . Netflix. 1920x1080 LED LCD 2x Freeview HD. USB. 1920x1080 LED LCD 2x Freeview HD. YouTube.000 PHILIPS. catch-up TV and apps. optical digital 674x1064x78/21. Ethernet. Expect new apps to follow soon. Acetrax. It’s a built-in PVR. 7 5 3 The most developed content portal out there. if you want to upgrade to the brand’s latest multi-core processor. Looks highly stylish Lacklustre blacks limit cinematic appeal. Wi-Fi. but again a dirth of on-demand content and apps leaves it bottom of this bright class. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. LOGITECH. 3x USB. composite video. Blinkbox. Box Office 365. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. {FINAL WORD} T3’S PREMIUM TV GUIDE… All of these TV sets have an above-average IQ and membership to MENSA. 2x specs BBC iPlayer. DVB-S2 Active. Basic EPG. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch RATING {REASONS} Why Samsung’s UE46F8000 is our top telly… 1 Offers astonishingly sharp HD imagery.UK PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1. The class award for best dressed goes to the Loewe Connect ID. and offers swipe and tap touchscreen control as well as IR. Netflix. {FOCUS} Universal remotes HARMONY ULTIMATE DEMOPAD DEMOCONTROL IR-TOUTING PHONES DEDICATED REMOTE APPS Sits in a networkconnected dock.UK SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. 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. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. 4x HDMI. YouTube. LoveFilm. but it needs more on-demand and catch-up content to compete with other sets. Cartoon Network 40W 4x HDMI. Acetrax. Viewster. 2x Freesat Passive. Finally.Smart TVs R A T E D SPEC SHOT MAKE AND MODEL PRICE WEBSITE SCREEN LOEWE CONNECT ID 46 £1. Wi-Fi. Via adaptor: Scart 953x562x32mm/12. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. Daily Motion.5kg Edge-to edge glass makes for an attractive look. this 46-inch screen looks every bit the future-proof television. Vimeo 18W 47-inch. Vimeo. For non-IR smartphones there’s still the option of controlling your TV via WiFi using the set’s branded remote app. 6 2 4 Twin tuners means you can record one channel to an external USB drive while watching another. Ethernet. iConcerts 24W 42-inch. Ethernet. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. Sleek and minimalist. Audio is class-leading. Lovefilm. allowing them to function as remotes for all your AV kit. TuneIn Radio. Feed it a good Blu-ray and the results are cinematic. RF and Bluetooth mastery. DLNA. you can. Limited catch-up TV selection 639x1083x64/14.CO. ITV player. no specs included BBC iPlayer. DEMOPAD. Samsung’s new eye-candy menu makes onscreen navigation much more intuitive. Good audio and reasonable price tag. 3x USB. £28.999 SAMSUNG. 3x USB. composite. viewing habits and suggests shows. component audio. allowing you to record one channel to a USB hard drive and watch another.6kg Crisp.699 PANASONIC. Our favourites are Panasonic and Sony. WLAN. DLAN. Ethernet. digital DLAN. Picture quality is great and the design is eye-catching. £230. Add an optional IP2IR blaster (£100) and you can control other AV kit too.9kg High-end design. BBC News. Ethernet. SD 627x1067x35/15kg Customisable smart TV interface. DLAN. Sport Acetrax.COM SAMSUNG UE46F8000 £1. It’s a close call for second and third place.TV PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT65 £1. DVB-S Passive. Jam-packed internet TV portal Interface is a bit of a mess.399 SONY. J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 1 7 .COM Control Wi-Fi-connected devices via this iPad app. but only one of them can be top of the class. Lost for something to watch? Samsung’s S-Recommendation engine learns your Samsung offering buyers a hardware upgrade path. Viewster. component. 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. its shown real innovation and potential. confusing picture options 46-inch. component 599x1033x35mm/14kg Smartphone apps. component. 2x Freesat Active. Come 2014. 4x specs BBC iPlayer.CO.COM The HTC One and Galaxy S4 both arrived with builtin infra-red. Crackle 20W 4x HDMI. Wi-Fi. but more we just need more content… action junkies online content is needed Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. DVB-S2 Passive. Netflix. Wi-Fi.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.995 LOEWE.COM/UK 46-inch. involving picture that’s especially good for action and sports. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. With a re-organised content portal that picks out shows it thinks you’ll enjoy and dual tuners. digital audio. there’s the Philips 42PFL6188S. Great! Now makes this a great telly for Ambilight glow. but a choice of colours doesn’t excuse a lack of on-demand 47-inch. YouTube. 3x USB. Ambilight trickery Overly processed hi-def image. DailyMotion. with a massive choice of catch-up from the main channels and ondemand extras too. Spotify 40W 4x HDMI. The chance to customise the colour of the set is attractive. DailyMotion. Bluetooth.

CO. KITSOUND. wireless speakers with surprisingly punchy audio. It lacks a bit of warmth musically. lasts all night. 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 . shall we say. and it costs £45 less than the Jambox. if overly discreet. Just lie back. the battery lasts for up to ten hours per charge. It offers wireless music. with a tendency to sound a little shrill. in a choice of five colours and with the option of a high-gloss finish. Lego-brick of a Bluetooth speaker boasts a 14-hour battery life. NATIVEUNION. it wants for a bit of sonic polish but it’s solid enough. Not entirely surprisingly. But hey.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. as the decibel count is more boutique hotel than Benidorm bender.UK “Inspired” . simple. the Hive is hard to knock. especially considering the relative size of it. Hey. 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” . For the price. travelling companion. USB charging and better-than-average hands-free chat.COM/UK This elegant. though never to an extent that’s outright unpleasant. by Jawbone’s Jambox. thanks to the growing army of portable. with the clear mid-range making the most of vocals. it’s a good-looking. hands-free calling. stylish. Still. T3 SAYS Stylish. even if the bottom-fired bass won’t unduly perturb the pensioners in the room next door. but lacks a bit of va-va-voom 02 JAMMBOCKS KITSOUND HIVE £75. Macarena! 01 STYLISH SOUNDS 01 STYLISH SOUNDS NATIVE UNION SWITCH £130. now you don’t need to. Those who demand volume will be disappointed. this is a rubbery brick with a natty honeycomb finish. even if it’s also hard to get in a pre-Disney World-style frenzy of excitement about it.

we’d venture. Most importantly. somewhat easier to get through security than the Philips “grenade” . grenadeshaped. matey. but it can’t be faulted when it comes to pumping pool-side playlists. while the single-driver audio performance won’t drop any jaws. with support for hands-free calling and a respectable. Designed for devotees of dance music. with charging via USB. 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.Portable speakers R A T E D 03 THE BEAT MEISTER DAMSON OYSTER £180. it does have a price-defying punch and plenty of volume.CO.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. However. it’ll ensure good vibes on whatever your party island of choice happens to be. eight-hour battery life.EU 03 THE BEAT MEISTER Drop-proof.COM OR P132 J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 1 9 . for staycations. PHILIPS. being small. T3 SAYS Super-rugged build and decent sound make this a holiday hit PHILIPS SBT30 £40. splash-proof. DAMSONAUDIO. hands-free compatibility and up to 05 THE BOMB! 12 hours of life. the Oyster’s 3D speaker configuration pushes the bass right up in the sound mix. this excellent. giving it plenty of boom at the expense of anything resembling subtlety. so it pretty much fails at the first hurdle as a travel speaker. All of its physical connectors are safely sealed behind a big screw cap. this is the best of this fine bunch of holiday-makers. However. Balearic-bound bassbin brings the boom 04 TOUGH AND TINY BRAVEN BRV-1 £150. That’s not really meant as a criticism. while it also offers Bluetooth connectivity. light (38g) and cheap. the Oyster is a bit on the chunky side. T3 SAYS Great VFM. too. exceedingly lightweight and. this is what holiday sound should be like.COM The musical equivalent of an over-sized flyer who has to pay for a second seat. hard-as-nails music player. T3 SAYS Bulbous. A very portable. BRAVEN. Bluetooth boombox is just the job. Sound is solid. It may lack the room-filling projection of the Oyster. provided you can front the high entry price. if you’re someone who likes to get totally on one.

so if you don’t have an iOS device you’re not invited to the party. Rugged. Tasteful aesthetics and compact footprint HATE No Bluetooth or iPad docking T3 SAYS AirPlay nuts will love the simplicity of the B&W Z2. 480x272 STORAGE 4GB CONNECTIVITY USB 2. effective and stylish AirPlay/Lightning dock for the kitchen. Bluetooth 4.3-inch touchscreen has a serviceable. this satnav is tougher than an old-skool courier.5mm jack SIZE/WEIGHT 180x320x100mm/2. such as the Jawbone Jambox and the Bluetooth speakers reviewed on p118. 480x272 resolution. It’s ready for the open road. at least Built for bikers.6kg Steering away from the wireless-only route of many competitors. LOVE Simple operation. G Wi-Fi. mind.UK TOMTOM RIDER £349. ethernet. Generally you’ll want to stream your iDevice over the very reliable AirPlay connection. 3. with a baseball cap-like peak to keep sunlight reflections off the screen. waterproof to one metre. {SPECIFICATIONS} SCREEN 4. AirPlay. What’s that? You insist? Okay. an added Lightning connector and. borrowed from the Zeppelin Air. the Rider is good. with simple-to-use AirPlay streaming. Battery life is six hours. but you do get a free. The Z2’s connectivity might be a little idiosyncratic. weatherproof build. Comprehensive mapping HATE No Live services. TOMTOM. if a little primitive FOR THE EXTENDED REVIEW HEAD TO T3.0 QUOTED BATTERY LIFE Up to 6 hours SIZE/WEIGHT 130x101x53mm/353g The 4. bedroom. There’s no Bluetooth. orangery or saloon could do a lot worse than this noisy. More importantly. but your attendance will be frowned upon. at least by B&W’s standards.COM FOR THE EXTENDED REVIEW HEAD TO T3. bike-specific features. There are niggles – the top notes don’t sing with the clarity of the bottom ones – but anyone looking for a simple. for whatever reason. all told.COM This designer speaker dock is a diminutive relative of the Zeppelin Air.0. A time-saving power up/down function turns the Rider on when you twist the ignition. you can use it wearing gloves. or you can hook it up to your bike for constant power. relatively low-res screen T3 SAYS The best satnav for two wheels rather than four. Excellent bass. Two fullrange drivers provide clear mids and highs. a reasonable price tag. little upstart. with a simplified interface keeping buttonpressing to a minimum – anything beyond basic commands is a tad awkward. Volume is also plentiful – with a total of 40W on offer. it’s got impressive lungs for such a compact speaker.COM WORDS DAN SUNG AND DAVID JONES J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 0 . there is a 3. Bluetooth connectivity sends turn-by-turn instructions to your headset or helmet intercom and you can make and receive calls too. Map services from TomTom are reliably accurate. there are no Live services for realtime traffic updates.3-inch.5mm line-in tucked around the back. {SPECIFICATIONS} POWER 2 x 20W CONNECTIVITY Lightning connector. B&W has added a Lightning connector for hooking up your iPhone 5 – there’s no iPad compatibility.CO. LOVE Well thought-out. Bike-specific features include the option of taking routes with more corners so you can really “get your knee down” . but its audio quality is very hard to quibble over. Android rockers do get a line in. updated map every year. if you roll that way. BOWERS-WILKINS.Reviews R A T E D BOWERS & WILKINS Z2 £330. while the same patented B&W Flowport tech that you find boosting the bass in the Zeppelin Air adds depth. It’s a nifty little device.


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LO of innovative features. SONYMOBILE.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.GOOGLE. £20.COM/UK 2 BT EASY BLUETOOTH CALL KIT 4 JABRA CRUISER 2 Very basic.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch. It’s the new Android champion SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Really strong. voiceactivated hands-free kit.COM.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. Very solid build. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Smashing.COM. Very handy Nokia Maps app. JABRA. Cheaper than the One X+ (below left) SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1.COM/UK. HTC. the Nokia Lumia 920 is easily the best Windows Phone handset to date SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. SAMSUNG. TESTED JULY 2013 07 APPLE IPHONE 5 FROM £529. microSD PROCESSOR 1. NOKIA. Comparatively cheap a HATE Bigger battery.7-inch. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 64GB PROCESSOR 1. Android Jelly Bean HATE Incredibly dull design. Reasonable price HATE Bulky body. Bright screen E HATE Average camera.COM. SHOP. iOS 6 very smooth HATE Battery life could be better. Cool gesture features. Speedy and slick HATE Big screen might make it too bulky for some users T3 SAYS Stunning design. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LO LOVE Spectacular high-resolution display. Great audio. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. APPLE.COM/UK. TESTED AUGUST 2012 9 09 BLACKBERRY Z10 £480. Features more gimmicky than essential T3 SAYS Samsung’s best smartphone yet. Superior camera. Not different enough to really appeal T3 SAYS BB10 is a move in the right direction. SAMSUNG. SUPERTOOTH. Long battery life. but no longer the best Android money can buy RY LOVE Bigger screen.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4. Wireless Charging. 4G capability – if you’re on an EE contract.COM 01 HTC ONE £520.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. but eight hours’ talk time and a budget price tag add appeal. PARROT. 1136x640 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 24 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . Fiddly waterproof connectors T3 SAYS Stunning and waterproof.8-inch 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB or 32GB + microSD PROCESSOR 1.7-inch. Average battery life T3 SAYS Bigger and brighter. £70. longer-lasing brother is the power user’s HTC phone SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slick.COM/UK. even if the Z10 is more competent than exciting SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. with front-facing speakers HATE Average battery life. A fantastic. TESTED JUNE 2012 LOVE Chic metallic design. thoughtful design.4GHz quadcore SCREEN 4.5-inch. The 4. New camera tricks HATE Plasticky design. HTC. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOV Fast. No expandable memory T3 SAYS A thing of beauty with brains to match. £45. feature-packed an and very desirable SPECIFICATIONS LO LOVE BlackBerry Hub and improved BlackBerry World. Lacks features of other OSs T3 SAYS The best iPhone to date and iOS is still slicker than Android.BT. 1280x768 CAMERA 8. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB PROCESSOR A6 SCREEN 4-inch. However.COM Two mics and Noise Blackout technology make for clear phone calls.5-inch screen. Excellent touchscreen keyboard. TESTED APRIL 2013 08 8 GOOGLE NEXUS 4 FROM £279. Overall lack of apps.COM. colourful. Fluid performance. it’s also less fully featured SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS NEW E PROCESSOR 1. Excellent performance all round HATE It’ll be too big for some.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4.9GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch.7-inch. TESTED JUNE 2013 06 6 HTC ONE X £379. PLAY. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 8GB or 16GB 04 SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 FROM £393. microSD 5 05 HTC ONE X+ £470.7-inch screen is tasty indeed. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. 32GB storage. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Bright. Bright.BLACKBERRY. 1920x1080 CAMERA 4-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB or 64GB PROCESSOR 1.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. quadcore processor ensures smooth operation LOVE and gaming.COM/UK. bold and big screen. Slightly plasticky build T3 SAYS S A mighty phone that’s powerful. Massive 64GB storage.2-inch. Sony’s best smartphone yet and a top Android SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Nice ’n’ low price. 4.7-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. HTC. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB 02 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 £600. innovative camera. L Immaculate display. 32GB or 64GB NT 03 3 SONY XPERIA Z S £500. UK. customisable OS. full-HD display. TESTED JANUARY 2013 0 10 NOKIA LUMIA 920 £529. Power aplenty Fine selection s HATE It I really is fairly big.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4. amazing screen and strong battery. Better front-facing camera for video.7-inch. £55.COM. Just 8GB or 16GB. great feel. Great styling.COM/UK. but you’ll still need to charge every day T3 SAYS The HTC One X’s smarter.NET Announce “Minikit” at any time to wake this slinky-looking. 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.

2048x1536 STORAGE 16GB. No 3G option yet T3 T SAYS Like the Nexus 7 this gives power on the cheap. AMAZON. GOOGLE.3 PROCESSOR 1. now backlit for late-night edification. 32GB or 64GB OS Android 4. full-sized tablet market SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4.CO. super-HD display. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 GOOGLE NEXUS 10 G £319. More affordable. TESTED JANUARY 2013 08 A ASUS TRANSFORMER INFINITY £599. New A6X processor bolsters speed. 7. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1. No USB charging.1-inch.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 5 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . Heavy on storage HATE More expensive than the equivalent iPad. APPLE.COM/UK. UK. and it’s e excellent value to boot SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6. Limited app selection T3 SAYS The best Kindle yet.7-inch. 1920x1200 STORAGE 16GB/32GB OS Android 4.1 Jelly Bean PROCESSOR 1. £109.1-inch.CO. £80. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2011 09 9 t LOVE Decent battery.9 FROM £229. microSD AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. 4G LTE version available HATE Pricey. UK. Google Play access HATE Single core processor T3 SAYS A rare. Keyboard dock. a premium build and great screen. plasticky build. though SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4. this is still a mighty alluring tablet in its own right SPECIFICATIONS ASUS TRANSFORMER PAD TF300T SP SPECIFICATIONS £428. AMAZON. APPLE.0. FROM £109.CO. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Retina Display looks stunning. 1280x800 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB 02 2 APPLE IPAD (4TH GEN) FROM £399. Wi-Fi only T3 SAYS In terms of bang for your buck.CO. New iPad is better T3 SAYS Slimmer and cheaper than the new iPad. No Google Play store T3 SAYS A great tablet for media consumption. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB.7GHz quadcore O SCREEN 10.UK 01 1 APPLE IPAD MINI FROM £269. microSD OS iOS 5 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 9.1-inch.UK 2 4 KOBO EREADER TOUCH BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK GLOWLIGHT Great.CO. with plenty of power.7-inch.COM A top quality e-ink screen with added touch control. AMAZON. Plenty of storage plus a microSD slot.2GHz dualcore SCREEN 7-inch. less sexy OS Android 4. Optimised apps are lacking. 1080x800 STORAGE 8GB or 16GB OS Android 4.1 PROCESSOR 1. TESTED JANUARY 2013 06 0 6 AMAZON KINDLE FIRE HD £159.0 PROCESSOR 1. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE The pocket-friendly. shining gem in the manure pile that is the budget. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb VFM. 2560x1600 STORAGE16GB or 32GB S 03 3 GOOGLE NEXUS 7 FROM £159. backlit screen.COM.6GHz quadcore SCREEN 10. APPLE. Features like Google Now add excitement HATE Limited. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB.2GHz A8 single core SCREEN 9. Screen resolution is not the best T3 SAYS Slim and stunningly designed.2GHz quadcore SCREEN 7-inch.COM/UK. Battery life could be better T3 SAYS Full-sized version. microSD 04 APPLE IPAD 2 FROM £329. light and now even cheaper. GEMINIDEVICES. non-expandable storage. but not quite as portable as its seven-inch sibling SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Matches the iPad 2’s screen resolution.COM.ASUS. Tasty trophy gadget. WHSMITH.ASUS. this takes the world’s best tablet and proves that smaller is even better SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Amazon’s simplified Android is extremely user-friendly.COM/UK. Jelly Bean OS is L excellent. Reduced battery life T3 SAYS Beautiful full-HD screen aside. Average screen H T3 SAYS Sibling of the Prime.0. faster and sharper. as upgrades go. 32GB or 64GB 5 05 AMAZON KINDLE HD 8. carousel-style interface with Lovefilm and Amazon content HATE No 3G option. lighter Kindle with an improved screen is a nailed-on bargain. Easy to use. plus access to one million free ebooks and libraries. Plenty of content on offer.Tablets {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top four ebook readers 1 AMAZON KINDLE PAPERWHITE 3 AMAZON KINDLE The best ereader screen around. GOOGLE.COM/NEXUS.0 PROCESSOR 1. Great screen HATE Processor can struggle.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 8. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB. power and graphical oomph. 32GB. 128GB and 4G LTE models now available HATE Pretty minor. £69. Thin.2 PROCESSOR 1. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Fantastic price with keyboard dock included HATE Flimsy keyboard. with iOS 5 and apps galore HATE Rear camera is poor.3GHz quadcore SCREEN 10.4GHz dualcore SCREEN 9.UK. 64GB or 128GB OS Android 4. the Nexus 7 is by far the best Android tab on the market SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Sharp full-HD screen. Book store rivals Amazon’s.7 £139.COM. 1280x800 STORAGE 32GB.COM/NEXUS. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Very sharp 8. AMAZON.0.9-inch.UK The cheaper.9-inch screen with ultra-slim bezel looks fantastic and works great. 1280x1200 STORAGE 32GB/64GB. there’s no reason to buy this over a Prime. Smooth operation. BARNESANDNOBLE. now a little bit better – make sure you get enough storage for that Retina-ready gear… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Outstanding.9-inch. b lack of tablet-specific apps makes it less desirable but SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6.1 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 7.UK.7-inch. TESTED JUNE 2013 10 GEMINI JOYTAB 9.9-inch screen. Solid build e H HATE Lack of dedicated tablet apps.


TESTED JUNE 2013 08 8 SAMSUNG EX2F £300. A point and shoot with class SPECIFICATIONS SENSOR 21. so shop around T3 SAYS An impressive DSLR with great image quality and swift. 15x zoom. so choose carefully. SONY. Smaller sensor than rivals. plus plenty on offer for pros.UK.CO. No touchscreen T3 SAYS Easy to use for beginners. excellent pictures. viewfinder. Exceptionally good video recording HATE Reduced quality at high ISOs T T3 SAYS Consistent performance across stills and video.1 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 25-500mm ZOOM 24x VIDEO 1080 at 50fps WEIGHT 221g 05 FUJIFILM FINEPIX F660 EXR £92. SAMSUNG. easy-to-use set of features HATE Price will put off less serious snappers T3 SAYS A workhorse of a DSLR. Entry is free. SONY. CANON. plus $300 towards your next bit of camera gubbins. manual aperture ring HATE High ISO performance could be better. The overall winner receives a full-time.8x VIDEO 1080p at 50fps WEIGHT 298g SENSOR 16. Built-in Wi-Fi HATE No viewfinder or built-in flash T3 SAYS Cutting-edge camera features in an attractive. Superb shots. TESTED JULY 2011 09 SONY CYBER-SHOT HX20V £233.COM Choose a category – nature. Pro-quality manual controls.{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. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 07 SONY ALPHA SLT-A37 £320. SHOOTTHEFACE. compact package – a winner SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Dashing metal build and larger-than-average sensor that comes into its own in low lighting. but you need to be over 18.295. with a solid.4 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-80mm ZOOM 4x VIDEO 1080 at 48fps WEIGHT 286g 04 CANON EOS 600D £449. Versatile mode dial and features galore HATE HA Minor issues with stills. 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. 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. TESTED JUNE 2012 LOVE Superb image quality and great low-light shooting thanks to fine high ISO performance HATE The RRP is quite high. CANON.UK. Decent stills.7-inch WEIGHT 506g (body only) 03 SAMSUNG NX300 £600.COM/UK. animal kingdom – and get stuck in. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 CANON EOS 7D £1.213. LSPAWARDS. for obvious reasons.UK.CO. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Wide.CO. Sharp shots achievable at maximum zo zoom.CO.UK. CANON.UK.1-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 2. 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. SAMSUNG. FUJIFILM.CO. PANASONIC.CO. CANON. Smartphone-style controls HATE Need to dial down exposure in bright sunlight T3 SAYS Near pro-quality shots without the bulk of a DSLR. the 600D remains an excellent choice SPECIFICATIONS L LOVE Broad zoom range.31-inch AMOLED touchscreen WEIGHT 284g MEGAPIXELS 12.CO. Video Snapshot recording mode HATE Jerky autofocus that’s audible on video T3 SAYS With excellent results across stills and video. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb still image quality. The most advanced compact around SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Semi-transparent mirror means faster shooting and focusing.6-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 3. A champion travel zoom SPECIFICATIONS SPEC SENSOR 18-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18x55mm SCREEN 3-inch WEIGHT 570g M MEGAPIXELS 18. with good low-light performance and smooth 1080p video. It costs $10 to enter a photo.UK.7 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-90mm ZOOM 3.UK.COM/UK. professional photography course worth £3. touchscreen control SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Brilliant 1080p video and sharp 18-megapixel shots. A wealth of compatible lenses HATE No handgrip. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE DSLR-quality photos. Sony’s not-a-DSLR is a fine camera vi SPECIFICATIONS S MEGAPIXELS 12.CO. Lightweight yet solid build. TESTED JANUARY 2013 10 CANON EOS M £500.COM 01 CANON EOS 650D £567. Pricey for a point and shoot T3 SAYS Hefty feature set and rock-solid build plus con consistently sharp results.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 7 . people. patterns. Solid build. Cheap as chips HATE No touchscreen. Tiltable AMOLED touchscreen. Manual controls aplenty. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Fast autofocus.UK.

UK.5GHz/8GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs S SCREEN 11. aluminium looks.CO.UK. this is another credible. 256GB SSD for the same price as many 128GB ultrabooks. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1.ORG 01 DELL XPS 15 £695.COM/UK. 1440x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. 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. Windows-based MacBook alternative from Dell SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13. ACER. Apple has improved its winning formula SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slimline design matches the Zenbook UX31 at #2. No longer the thinnest laptop T3 SAYS Same great design with even more remarkable performance.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs 03 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 13-INCH £1.COM/UK.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .3-inch. this Zenbook is a very solid.8GHz Core i7 processor and 256GB solid state drive.3-inch.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7.COM/UK.COM. or one for undemanding users ma SPECIFICATIONS SPE SCREEN 13.3-inch. Seriously thin and portable.COM Won’t unduly drain resources but does provide protection from phishing.CO. Screen could be better T3 SAYS The smartest ultrabook.3-inch. MALWAREBYTES. HP.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 6hrs 02 ASUS ZENBOOK UX31 £800. TESTED MARCH 2013 09 ACER C7 CHROMEBOOK £199. TESTED MARCH 2013 10 DELL XPS 13 FROM £999.3-inch.1GHz/8GB STORAGE 1TB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 8hrs SCREEN 13.COM No real-time protection. 2560x1600 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 2. APPLE. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 08 ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A £700. TESTED APRIL 2012 07 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 11-INCH £929. but added peace of mind.COM. making repelling viruses more pleasing. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 ACER ASPIRE S3 £475. Excellent build quality. AVAST.5hrs SCREEN 13-inch.5hrs AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.UK. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1.249. Chunkier than other ultrabooks T3 SAYS High-end processing power at a low price. SOPHOS. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1.4GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs 04 APPLE MACBOOK PRO WITH RETINA DISPLAY 13-INCH £1. good-VFM option that also has a touch of style SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13. Requires web connection T3 SAYS Incredible cheapness makes this a good second machine. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Amazing screen.1GHz dualcore/2GB STORAGE 320GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 3hrs 05 HP SPECTRE XT £685.CO.6-inch.3-inch.COM/UK. DELL.UK. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1. DELL. Comfy keyboard HATE Fewer connections than our #1.UK.3-inch.Computers {FOCUS} Free security for your Mac or PC 1 3 FOR PCS FIREWALL AVAST! 8 ZONEALARM FREE The interface has been improved. Great battery life.449. Beats Audio. Solid spec.CO. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Classic Air design. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Best laptop screen around. ACER. Gorilla Glass screen.UK 2 FOR MACS SOPHOS ANTIVIRUS 4 ANTI-MALWARE MALWAREBYTES Runs in the background for low-key protection. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Elegant design conceals a throbbing. 1. Ultra-fast SSD storage HATE Expensive T3 SAYS Amazing screen and a sky-high price tag SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible price tag. ZONEALARM. 1920x1080 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 2. Good VFM HATE Weighty. Top performer thanks to powerful processor and graphics card. even if style and battery life suffer a bit as a result SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 15.ASUS. the XPS 15 T3 SAYS With its slinky aluminium case.9GHz/8GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 8. now with next-gen power. 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. Top screen HATE Middling battery life. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM 1. although admittedly not outstanding HATE Relatively poor battery life T3 SAYS Attractive and powerful. APPLE. UK.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs SCREEN 11. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Attractive and sturdy all-metal design. Decent screen and acceptable processor.6-inch. 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. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1.ASUS. 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. Reasonably priced HATE Tricky touchpad.CO. APPLE. 100GB of cloud storage p H HATE Chrome OS lacks support.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs SCREEN 13.

FREE. No AC adaptor T3 SAYS Big screens and range of games impresses.PLAYSTATION.COM/UK.UK. useful GamePad. 40 hrs (audio) 04 PLAYSTATION VITA FROM £217.CO. EDGE-ONLINE. NINTENDO. £2. though needs new issues.UK. eSATA.88-inch 800x240 3D/4.6GHz 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 NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Powerful i5 processor overclocked to 4. most powerful handheld yet. NFC BATTERY 5 hours SCREEN 4. TESTED JUNE 2012 LO A Blu-ray player.CO.COM 2 4 ATOMIX SWIPE Clever iOS-focused read pools content from 52 sites. 4 HDMI. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Genuinely revolutionary platform. ALIENWARE.CO. SWIPE-MAG.COM. Bluetooth 2. About 97 in gadget years T3 SAYS A slick and powerful games and media machine SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible specs for under a grand. 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. PCSPECIALIST.{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”. A few really classic titles HATE No Blu-ray or even DVD. Well-considered interactivity nowadays.COM This Mexican mag is beautifully designed. bolder Retina Display. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 0 08 8 APPLE IPOD TOUCH FROM £249. too. AV out 03 3 NINTENDO WII U PREMIUM FROM £249. fluid gameplay HATE Expensive… but worth it T3 SAYS Bone-crushing specs for serious PC gamers SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR Core i5 4. 960x544 OLED touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. VGA. G Wi-Fi AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. media server that’s 3D-ready and LOVE supports the rather nifty Move controller (£24).2-inch. 5x USB.CO. A5 processor and iOS 6 HATE Pricey. 3.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 9 . Curved design is very ergonomic. XBOX. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 10 NINTENDO WII £129. Blu-ray reader STORAGE 320GB BLU-RAY/DVD Yes/Yes CONNECTIVITY HDMI. and you supp can play pl games on it. Dual analogue controls. £2. Too many overly simple party games. Affordable. AV out PROCESSOR Core i5 4. Bigger. Boosted battery life HATE Looks cheap. G Wi-Fi. Good games. eSata. Tactile. ATOMIXMAG.49. About level pegging with PS3 for classic titles. Outgunned by the Wii U T3 SAYS This underpowered cutesie is still a hit for family-friendly gaming. and cheaper than ever SPECIFICATIONS STORAGE 512MB SSD BLU-RAY/DVD No/No CONNECTIVITY 2x USB. fun and truly innovative.UK. too. including a 4. 2x HDMI.1. Full-HD graphics at last for Mario and co HATE Needs more games desperately. though P PROCESSOR Core i7 2GHz GRAPHICS Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M RAM/STORAGE 4GB/256GB CONNECTIVITY 4x USB.COM 01 MICROSOFT XBOX 360 25 250GB £190.199. 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. TESTED MARCH 2012 09 NINTENDO 3DS XL £165. ethernet. Great for exclusives. CHILLBLAST. ideally exclusive ones T T3 SAYS Nintendo’s again reinvented the way we play. USB.CO. 3x HDMI.UK.UK.415. UK. FREE.COM US retailer GameSpot’s monthly is the biggest games mag in the world.99. Oh. NFC GAMEPAD Touchcreen 6. but needs games SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Beautifully designed and newly colourful. HDMI. 2x USB. 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. SD. N Wi-Fi.CO. ethernet LOVE Cheap.UK.8GHz GRAPHICS 2x Nvidia GTX 680 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/2TB HDD and 240GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 10x USB. No HD graphics. GAMEINFORMER.6GHz i5. ethernet 02 2 SONY PS3 SUPER SLIM £229. It’s not cheap.5mm audio BATTERY 4 hours 05 CHILLBLAST FUSION FIRESTORM £1. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE Xbox Live remains #1 for online gaming. 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.COM. UK. DVI. but for those with a 3DS there’s little incentive to upgrade SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 5-inch. NINTENDO. Heft makes it cumbersome. ethernet.18-inch 320x240 touch CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. Bluetooth 4. PS4’s new best-pal? HATE Pricey games and memory cards. NINTENDO. APPLE. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 LOVE Quality five-inch OLED touchscreen and quadcore power. DVI.PLAYSTATION.8GHz and Nvidia GTX 680 graphics deliver fast. 4x USB. 1136x640 touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. Battery life only fair T3 SAYS The best. VGA. Also has the T3 Awardwinning Kinect to play with and great XBLA budget gaming hub HATE No Blu-ray drive.UK. 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.CO.0 BATTERY 8hrs (video). TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 ALIENWARE M17X R3 SPECIFICATIONS £1. TESTED NOVEMBER 2011 06 VANQUISH ECLIPSE 670 MKII £999.

Attractive looks HATE 3D specs not included. 3x USB. Ambilight trickery HATE Overly processed HD. PC. Price also somewhat cumbersome T3 SAYS An astounding plasma telly with a feature set and picture quality worth shouting about SCREEN 50-inch. Looks highly stylish HATE Lacklustre blacks. SONY. Entertaining net portal. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI. divorcee. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 09 PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1. Basic EPG T3 SAYS Fantastic design and an Ambilight glow. 3x USB. optical digital audio NT 02 PANASONIC VIERA TX-47DT65 £1.0. involving picture that’s especially good for action and sports. offering superior HD and 3D image quality and strong smart features SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS SP NEW E SC SCREEN 47-inch. Via adaptors: scart/component t RY NEW LOVE Edge-to edge glass makes for an attractive look. High-quality audio system.COM/UK. PANASONIC.519. £19. scart. Jam-packed internet TV portal HATE Jumbled interface. 3x USB. A proper Wi-Fi media hub.UK. SD slot. Fi Ethernet. DLNA content sharing HATE 3D crosstalk. feature-packed slimline set. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. TESTED JULY 2013 07 PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT50 £1. composite video. Seven pairs of 3D glasses included HATE Over-stressed black levels.900. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch.999. scart. Strong 3D. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Via adaptor: Scart 05 SAMSUNG UE46ES8000 NT £1. SAMSUNG. USB.UK.399. digital audio. Well stocked and laid out web portal. 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. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI.002. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI.CO.Televisions {CONTENT} Catch-up TV on Blu-ray 1 BREAKING BAD S1-5 This drugs epic is almost at an end.UK. but more online content is needed SPECIFICATIONS S E SPECIFICATIONS S SCREEN 42-inch.699. Ethernet. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. Reliable multimedia streaming. Twin tuners lets it work as a PVR. too SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Content-rich internet portal and excellent multimedia playback. Wi-Fi. DLNA. LG. DLAN. TESTED AUGUST 2012 ction LOVE Crisp. Wi-Fi. component. FROM £14 PER SERIES. digital audio. LG. stand-up comic – ie: him in real life – is a very funny mix of awkwardness. Wi-Fi 3 NT 04 PANASONIC VIERA TX-P50VT50 0 £1.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . Louis CK’s The Thick of It. Bluetooth. DLAN. optical digital audio NT 03 SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. PC. Wi-Fi. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. component. PHILIPS. Wi-Fi. Limited catch-up TV selection T3 SAYS On-demand TV organised the way you want it. component. OUT JUNE 3 01 SAMSUNG UE46F8000 S £1. sharp edges and pathos. Wi-Fi. Blacks are a little crushed T3 SAYS A thoroughbred performer. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI. 3x USB. VGA. S 3x USB. component SCREEN 55-inch. so what better time to get all but the last half-dozen episodes on Blu-ray? Or maybe wait. scart.UK. SAMSUNG. . Fi. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Customisable smart TV interface. Outstanding motion resolution. SC Wi-Fi. Bright. scart. ethernet AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.COM/UK. TESTED JULY 2013 08 LG 55LM960V £1. Bluetooth 3. composite. digital audio out. OUT JUNE 3 meta-comedy about a middle-aged. optical digital audio SCREEN 47-inch.0 mean immediate content is abound HATE The design is striking but also a little impractical T3 SAYS Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. PANASONIC. 3x USB. Slimline and stylish design p HATE Picture processing artefacts and visible crosstalk H T3 T SAYS Attractive.650.CO. T G Great! Now we just need more content… RY LOVE Excellent HD and 3D visuals. 3x USB. component. SD DL SCREEN 47-inch. OUT NOW 2 3 VEEP S1 LOUIE S1 The new Curb Your Enthusiasm. Wi-Fi. Single tuner T3 SAYS Outstanding motion handling makes this a g great telly for action junkies RY LOVE Bold design. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. PC. Series 2 hits Sky Atlantic this month… £22. TESTED JULY 2012 10 LG 47LM660 £1. WLAN. 3x USB. 2x USB. 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.390. SONY.COM. Excellent networked features HATE Bulky design.000. TESTED JULY 2013 06 SONY BRAVIA KDL-55HX853 £1. PC. sharp 3D HATE Voice and gesture control are nice but inessential y T3 SAYS A beautifully made smart telly capable of really excellent pictures. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. PANASONIC.UK. Excellent Smart TV content and app store.392. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Crisp picture quality courtesy of powerful image processing.COM/UK. component SCREEN 55-inch.CO. Ethernet. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Sophisticated design. Superb file support. component.CO. component.CO. Wi-Fi. SD. in the USA: essential. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Smartphone apps.COM/UK. anytime RY LOVE Pristine high-def images. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Outstanding HD image quality. but im image quality could be improved SPECIFICATIONS SP SCREEN 46-inch. beautiful build.

£870. Noisy running. 4x digital audio. USB. coaxial digital audio out. £3. SD SIZE 430x179x38mm 05 VIRGIN MEDIA TIVO £199.250.COM. composite.000W CHANNELS 5.CO. composite. Can upscale images to 4K resolution HATE No AirPlay. All the big UK channels on board HATE No integrated Wi-Fi. SONY. composite. optical out. ethernet TYPE Freeview HD HD CHANNELS 5 TUNERS 2 STORAGE 500GB/125hrs HD recording 03 SONY BDP-S790 £199. Tricky NAS streaming H T SAYS Unimpeachable. 3D Blu-ray player with great performance. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 07 YOUVIEW HUMAX DTR-T1000 £239. 2x USB. especially if you’re not bothered about Wi-Fi connectivity SPECIFICATIONS CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi. on-demand aplenty and great apps SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Powerful stereo sound that’s crisp. The 100. EPSON. Wi-Fi via dongle CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. FOCAL.UK 4 EPSON EH-TW8100 Another high-end classic with splendid 2D and 3D picture and quiet operation. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 0 10 SONOS PLAYBAR £599.ONKYO. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 08 LG BP420 £100. PANASONIC.1 CONNECTIONS 2x HDMI.CO. 2x USB. Interface not completely intuitive.CO. at an affordable price SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Exemplary hi-def pictures in 2D and 3D. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE Unbeatable content. despite slight lack of black detail.COM.5TB storage. ethernet SIZE 430x193x42mm CONNECTIONS HDMI. SKY. and “a bit” pricey T3 SAYS A good-looking. a sub and net-connected.COM. no matter what it’s playing.{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. Eight HDMI inputs. Delivers a real boost to TV sonics HATE Pricey. ethernet. optical digital audio out. HDMI. TESTED MAY 2013 LOVE Built-in modem. SONOS.1 CONNECTIONS Analogue. YOUVIEW. £939. Tivo’s intelligent programming. optical audio in SIZE 85x900x140mm AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. 2x USB. Worth the entry fee… SPECIFICATIONS TYPE Satellite HD CHANNELS 65 TUNERS 2 STORAGE 2TB/350hrs HD recording POWER 2x 35W + 80W CHANNELS 2. Slick operating system and a comprehensive set of connections HATE Limited web content.UK. 2D and 3D picture quality T3 places this Blu-ray deck amongst the top decks SPECIFICATIONS POWER 130W per channel CONNECTIONS 8x HDMI. £2.000:1 contrast ratio doesn’t hurt. BENQ. Slick interface. Excellent image quality and ease of use.CO. HATE Full internet browser is nice. Now includes BBC iPlayer and 4oD HATE Subscription cost is high T3 SAYS Still the best PVR choice with a slick interface.CO.COM. 5x composite. VIRGINMEDIA. SONY. UK. wireless Kleer connectivity 02 SONY BDV-N590 £399. a huge content library and three tuners SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Simple design looks stylish parked under your telly. but awkward to navigate HA T3 S SAYS A feature-packed. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Five satellite speakers. 4K-ready. future-proof B Blu-ray deck at a reasonable price SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Neatly designed. ethernet SIZE 430x188x41mm 04 ONKYO TX-NR515 £249.COM. high-end 2.UK. 80W subwoofer and a high-end finish HATE No surround sound.600. audio.CO. 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.COM/UK. 130W-per-channel oomph. audio out.UK. unlike some rival receivers T3 SAYS A polished multichannel AV receiver with all the modern trimmings. 5x analogue audio.1 system with stunningly pure sound quality. 2x USB. digital.UK 2 SONY VPL-HW50ES Motion resolution is best in class for stunning action sequences. at a groovy price HATE Satellites are a touch on the small side T3 SAYS A full 5.UK 01 SKY+ HD 2TB £149. Massive 1. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 LOVE Bombastic. line out.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.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 3 1 .UK Bargain projector that punches above its weight in 2D and 3D. 3D. 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. EPSON. Recommends shows you might like HATE Expensive. 2x HDMI. optical.CO. 2TB hard disk. Pricey T3 SAYS Making this much content available without a subscription is a winning deal SPECIFICATIONS POWER 1. plus 500GB for on-demand. SONY. ethernet. A decent all-rounder SPECIFICATIONS TYPE Cable HD CHANNELS 36 TUNERS 3 STORAGE 1TB/250hrs HD recording CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. TESTED JANUARY 2013 06 6 FOCAL BIRD £800. TESTED APRIL 2013 09 PANASONIC DMP-BDT220 £191. LG. Virtual surround effect could be better T3 SAYS An excellent soundbar with added streaming skills.COM.

£149. multi-room sound. TESTED MAY 2013 06 BOWERS & WILKINS A5 £454. £319 WITH. DLNA. USB media playback and internet radio.200.CO.5mm in SIZE 300x210x350mm 03 PHILIPS FIDELIO SOUNDSPHERE £450. brightly coloured and great sound quality. Can’t be linked to other hi-fi kit T3 SAYS Bold design. Wi-Fi. Multi-room via iOS only T3 SAYS Looks.CO. PIONEER. 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. RCA. Decent battery life. AirPlay. Ethernet. an iPod dock. JABRA. iOS/ Android dock.CO. AirPlay. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 LOVE Denon’s ditched the original Ceol’s CD player but kept AirPlay.COM/UK.COM Drop-proof. 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. See more on page 118.5mm SIZE 354x182x118mm POWER 4x 20W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. PHILIPS. JAWBONE. digital coaxial.COM. ethernet (Sonos proprietary streaming). Android/Apple docking. Bluetooth. TESTED JANUARY 2012 08 PURE JONGO S3 £170. the Jongo S3 is a great introduction to multi-room audio SPECIFICATIONS E SPECIFICATIONS POWER 4x 2. Pricey T3 SAYS Stunning sound quality without Apple or Android prejudice. auxiliary analogue. Can be linked for an easy. CAMBRIDGEAUDIO. 3. too HATE No LCD display means setup is awkward T3 SAYS Quality speakers with added AirPlay? Love it POWER 2x 50W CONNECTIVITY Line in. Bluetooth HATE USB playback is hit and miss. analogue. The A5 is the little black dress of speakers SPECIFICATIONS S POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi.5mm out SIZE 300x180x120mm 02 £244 WITHOUT SPEAKERS. well-rounded look HATE Expensive. AirPlay. line in SIZE 217x365x123mm POWER 2x 50W CONNECTIVITY Proprietary wireless streaming via 30-pin or USB dongle SIZE 290mm circumference AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. SONOS. AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity. A fine alternative to the one-box streaming norm SPECIFICATIONS POWER 2x 65W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. BRAVEN. while the wood veneer speakers look classy HATE DLNA set-up needs to be made simpler T3 SAYS Buxom chunks of wireless sonic bliss. plus excellent audio quality HATE Not much of a looker T3 SAYS A no-nonsense slab of audio power. DENON. £160. detailed sound quality. A wireless dock everyone can enjoy SPECIFICATIONS POWER 40W CONNECTIVITY USB.Home audio {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top portable speakers 1 JAWBONE JAMBOX 3 DAMSON OYSTER Small. 3. TESTED MARCH 2010 10 ELIPSON PLANET LW £1. BOWERS-WILKINS. line in. optical in. USB SIZE 450x148x240mm 05 SONOS PLAY:5 £321. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 LOVE Powerful.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . small.COM. Bluetooth 3.UK.UK.UK. Spotify and Last. ethernet. 3. AllShare Play. ethernet. easy wireless streaming and great audio go some way towards justifying the LW’s high price SPECIFICATIONS POWER N/A CONNECTIVITY Wireless. Wonderful ease of use and simple wireless setup. punchy sound quality with built-in valve amplification.UK. brains and better-than-average sound. with a massive dose of features for not much money SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Crisp. Bluetooth via USB dongle.COM This 3D speaker pushes the bass to the fore. DAMSONAUDIO.COM. SAMSUNG. AirPlay SIZE 265x410mm RY NEW LOVE Good sound for the cost. Add the free Fidelio app and you get internet radio. Bluetooth pairing is easy and reliable. Great. You can control it all using your smartphone HATE Go properly multi-room and the costs pile up T3 SAYS A simple. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Powerful and articulate 100W sound. £180.FM support. AirPlay.CO.CO. light and good for 12 hours of poolside play.5mm out SIZE 180x90x234mm POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. Ideal for rave dads on the Costa.UK.COM 2 4 BRAVEN BRV-1 JABRA SOLEMATE The trainer-like design won’t suit all tastes but this is one LOUD mini-speaker. Rugged. audio in. 3. digital optical.5W + 10W CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. PHILIPS. too. 3. RCA SIZE 520x218x155mm POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY AirPlay. effective and classy way to pump well-rounded audio into every room SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Superb sound.0. PURE. TESTED JANUARY 2012 09 9 SAMSUNG DA-E750 £499.COM 01 CAMBRIDGE AUDIO MINX AIR 100 £330. New app makes iTunes syncing easy HATE Bass wobbles at higher volumes T3 SAYS Elegant audio executed excellently. a classy design and a strong wireless connection for AirPlay streaming.5mm audio in SIZE 131x139x135mm NT 04 PIONEER X-SMC3 £138. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE AirPlay and DLNA streaming. wireless multi-room system HATE Fiddly Wi-Fi syncing. ELIPSON. £150. splash-proof.COM. TESTED JUNE 2013 LOVE Superb. USB. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 DENON CEOL PICCOLO 07 7 PHILIPS AW9000 £320. sleek design. Winner.

UK. PHILIPS. full-bodied audio. The sign of a true audio gent… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Good noise isolation and crisp.UK. doesn’t come particularly cheap HA T3 SAYS Super comfort and the highest audio quality lity justify the higher price tag.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. The looks are self-consc self-consciously “premium” and consequently a bit naff Y The T P5 has a high-end look. apps and games oozes quality each time it’s redesigned.CO. Android-powered PMP.UK.3m CO 04 4 BEATS BY DR DRE EXECUTIVE £269. but when the batteries run out the music dies SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Fetching.2m C 02 2 PARROT ZIK DESIGN BY STARCK £280.2m IMPEDANCE 60 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20. PARROT. 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. £129. Extremely Extrem effective noise cancelling. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 09 9 URBANEARS ZINKEN £80.2m 03 3 PHILIPS FIDELIO L1 £200. branding-free. Excellent on-ear touch controls HATE Battery life not brilliant. TESTED NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Clear. Now only available as 16GB model. 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.2 Slightly better than the Touch on audio. URBANEARS. BOWERS-WILKINS.UK.7m NEW IMPEDANCE 24 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 6-24. Crisp sound.000Hz CORD LENGTH Wireless IMPEDANCE 32 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 17-23.2m AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. feel and price.CO. TESTED JUNE 2012 0 08 8 B&W P5 £249. BOWERS-WILKINS. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Great audio. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Sensitive speakers. 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 10-20.5-inch touchscreen.COM.000 Hz CORD LENGTH 1. £80.COM/UK 2 SONY WALKMAN 4 SAMSUNG GALAXY S NWZ-Z1060 WI-FI 4.CO.000Hz IMP CORD LENGTH 1.1m IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20. though only 8GB storage. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 LOVE Looks better than the P5 below.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. £249. APPLE. UK. with T3 SAYS swanky sound quality to match SPECIFICATIONS SPECIF IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-25 000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. bass-loaded audio SPECIFICATIONS IMPEDANCE Not quoted FREQUENCY RANGE Not quoted CORD LENGTH 1.BEATSBYDRE. with punchy.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.CO.COM/UK 01 B&W P3 £169.COM. reliable Bluetooth pairing and active e noise-cancelling.36m IMPEDANCE 85 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 07 07 SENNHEISER CX 890I £119.{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. 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. TESTED JANUARY 2011 10 SONY XBA-S65 £79. and is cheaper. Lightweight. FROM £249.COM/UK New.CO. ideal for pop and rock. SONY.COM.000 Hz CORD LENGTH Not quoted 05 05 AIAIAI TMA-1 £163. A muso’s delight SPECIFICATIONS L LOVE Outstanding audio with good noise isolation HATE HAT A E Bested by the cheaper P3s at #1. Play-Doh-like design. SENNHEISER.CO. transparent audio with meaty bass and nicely retro retr stylings.COM.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. 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. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 06 6 URBANEARS PLATTAN £39. Evidently. SONY. as ever. Great noise isolation from snug in-ear fit. APPLE.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE NT RY J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 3 3 . AIAIAI. larger 2. SAMSUNG.DK. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 LOVE Loud Lo but precise sound quality. slightly worse on everything else.UK Another excellent. URBANEARS. A great hipster’s choice SPECIFICATIONS S IMPEDANCE 34 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20.UK. A simple. properly punchy bass and a stylishly rugged. more compact and lighter. 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. it worked SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Lasso-style hangers keep buds securely in your ears. 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. Foldable design HAT A Noise cancelling requires AAA batteries HATE T3 SAYS Exceptional sound quality. An anti-tangle cord adds further niceness HATE Luxury. Swift.

1 surround sound from a wireless. Free traffic updates HATE With map updates gratis. Bluetooth 4.COM/PLUS.760dpi SIZE 465x458x198mm WEIGHT 11. EPSON. ASTROGAMING. reliable and won’t steal your boiled sweets SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH K360 WIRELESS KEYBOARD SPECIFICATIONS £23.CO.3. Easy Wi-Fi setup and simple printing from iPhones HATE Prints are more expensive than average T3 T SAYS It’s not cheap. Pow! £73. Reliably stable HATE Lacks height T3 SAYS A solid yet flexible tripod for every imaginable surface. USB 2. there’s little to dislike here T3 SAYS The ultimate co-pilot. MOBILEFUN. Lightweight L enough to carry anywhere. TOMTOM. Ups your activity all-day. this is small. TESTED JULY 2011 LOVE Great build quality. £30. LOGITECH. but for more demanding photographers this provides top quality prints SPECIFICATIONS CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 4. slick.COM. TESTED AUGUST 2012 06 LOVE Slim. 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. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 09 NIKE+ FUELBAND £129.COM. 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.COM 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 FLIP COVER 4 GALAXY NOTE 2 MUGEN BATTERY & COVER Slimline bumper-and-flip job protects your S4’s bountiful. TESTED MARCH 2013 08 EPSON PX830FWD £348.COM.0 BATTERY LIFE 4 days SIZE 147-197mm circumference WEIGHT From 27g 05 TOMTOM GO LIVE 1005 £260 + £47 PER YEAR.COM.0.COM.CO. OTTERBOX.COM OTTERBOX DEFENDER Protection against drops and dust without too much excess bulk. TOMTOM. $30. TESTED MARCH 2011 10 0 TOMTOM RIDER £349. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Larger screen.CO.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. Mac. 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. this grips and bends to suit your needs SPECIFICATIONS LOV LOVE Free iPhone app.3 inches CONNECTIVITY USB 2. smartphone-like design. NIKE. Simple-to-navigate maps and a responsive touchscreen. LOGITECH. five-inch screen.0 SIZE 130x101x53mm AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. bike-specific features.COM. Customisable. £27. noise-cancelling headset HATE The cost may cause a little anxiety. sleek.COM/UK. 2x AA batteries 02 0 2 ASTRO GAMING A50 £249. Crisp menus. One year of TomTom’s Live services free. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 SCREEN 4.3 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 122x74x9mm LOVE Works with PC and Mac.4kg 4 04 JOBY GORILLAPOD SLR-ZOOM JOB £42. with excellent sound quality across PC. if a little primitive SPECIFICATIONS E SCREEN 5 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 143x88x19mm NEW SCREEN 4. FITBIT.0 BATTERY LIFE 5-7 days SIZE 48x19x10mm WEIGHT 8g CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. relatively low-res screen T3 SAYS The best satnav for two wheels rather than T fo four. PS3 and Xbox 360 SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH PERFORMANCE M MOUSE MX £50. Vista. JOBY. Mac OS X 10. the Rider is good. Rugged. weatherproof build. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 07 LOVE Top-notch audio quality with Dolby 7. 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.COM 01 GARMIN 3490LMT 3490LM £235. XP.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 4 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 NT RY . MUGENPOWER BATTERIES.9 or later 03 03 FITBIT ONE £80.0. Xbox 360 players s will have to wire it to their controller d T3 SAYS THE accessory for gamers. five-inch screen SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Well-thought-out. Adds a kickstand. ethernet RESOLUTION Up to 5. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Flexibility adds creative freedom. INCIPIO. giving you motiv motivational Fuel to burn HATE Not as good as Fitbit. 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.UK. Very comfortable. USB.UK. Comprehensive mapping HATE No Live services.UK Doubles the battery life. GARMIN. 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/3dworldmagazine www. the magazine for CG artists.com/cgawards Brought to you by 3D World. www. animation. games and arch-viz Last year’s award winners ran the gamut from independent animators to Hollywood giants THE CATEGORIES Send us your nominations for as many categories as you like Only products or work released between 1 May 2012 and 30 April 2013 are eligible Technology Awards New Application of the Year Software Update of the Year Plug-in of the Year Software Innovation of the Year Hardware Innovation of the Year Creative Awards CG Animated Feature Film of the Year CG Animation Short of the Year VFX Feature Film of the Year VFX Film Short of the Year CG Commercial Campaign of the Year Arch Viz Still of the Year Arch Viz Animation of the Year CG Videogames In-Game Award CG Videogame Promotion Award 3D World Hall of Fame Award Make your nominations now! Closing date: 14 June 2013 @3DWorldMag #3dwawards www.facebook.com .3dworldmag.3dworldmag.THE BEST OF THE CG INDUSTRY 2013 CG AWARDS WHO SHOULD WIN? Make your voice heard! 3D World invites nominations for the only awards to celebrate the year’s best CG work in effects.



4/ Try to outwit burglars… …by setting a timer light to turn on and off randomly. 3G stopped working as you passed through security. how does Windows 95 work again. which have been very slowly gliding millions to their destinations for the past 53 years. 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. portable phone charger and spare portable phone charger before heading to bed. Airports have multisockets. 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. at night. The only thing for it is a trip to the local internet café. the fact that they shatter on impact at least indicates that you should probably remove another T-shirt. still funny. your home printer hasn’t contained black ink since 2011 and you don’t trust that boarding pass app. Now.53 The 10 tech things… you only do before a holiday 1/ Charge every single gadget you own You plugged in your camera. 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. 10/ Switch to Airplane Mode And declare. that you think it should be called “Aeroplane Mode” as this is Britain. which is somehow harder than steel. anyway. 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. pieces attempting to rip apart its plastic casing. where you find the only seat without a suspicious stain. including the ouzo and that bottle of mint-flavoured grappa you’ve had for 12 years. so if your luggage weighs more than two bags of Monster Munch you’ll have to hand over a month’s salary. for the tenth holiday in a row. next to a bloke who smells of a thousand B&H and who clearly sleeps under the desk. first photo of the holiday: sat on a slippery brown sofa throwing a double thumbs-up over a £16 full English (lukewarm. exactly? 9/ Use a travelator It’s only 20m to your gate. 8/ Hunt for Wi-Fi Fancy a pre-boarding check on the early kick-off or last-minute insults from the office? Well. damn it! Yep. and develops edges sharper than a Stanley knife when finally penetrated. like everyone the night before a trip to the airport. as your phone has barely enough battery to last the Heathrow Express journey. Happy holidaying… 7/ Take a photo in The Red Lion Sure. 3/ Weigh your suitcase In a moment of belttightening frugality you decided to fly with Ireland’s best budget airline. 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. F*ck it. but you’re damned if you’re going to be the social outcast seen strolling alone when there are these genius walking aids. you caved in to the overpowering urge to drink every last drop of booze in your house. phone. While the glass scales in your bathroom don’t seem to want to recognise your suitcase. The reason? Because. laptop. you neglect to remove your laptop from your carry-on bag. 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.SHUTDOWN NO. 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. start as you mean to go on… 2/ Visit an internet café You forgot to print off your boarding pass at work. only to find in the morning that you didn’t turn any plugs on. 1 3 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WORDS RO B TEMPLE IL LUSTRATION MORTEN MORLAND @ DEBUT ART . toothbrush. shaver. every evening. This always dupes everyone. it’s the departure lounge’s soulless pub. But hey. your shoes in the other and your trousers hanging on to your arse for dear life. Kindle. so long as they accept that you’re the kinda guy who likes to hang out in his hallway all evening.