Make the wise choice. 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 . Does it beat the HTC One or Sony Xperia Z? Pick your cycling tribe and get kitted out. with a bigger screen and flashier features.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. 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. and the living is easy.


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. from TomTom’s latest satnav to Samsung’s Galaxy Mega Hot. 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 . courtesy of tech T3 investigates… Revisited 93 Zero Dark Thirty. But there might be on other planets. hearts enscribed with “Mum”. Plus the ultimate garden-party paraphernalia Drive 80 Silicon Valley’s high-tech houses: desirable areas. more features than you can shake a stick at. build a Steam Box PC RATED 360 review: Samsung Galaxy S4 99 Obsession: tattooing This month’s gadget musts. from waterproof cameras to barbecues to booze. improved interfaces and access to more content than ever before… Group test: Bluetooth speakers 118 Robot mowers evolve. hobby-horse bicycle. splashing the carnage up your walls Need list 18 Eat a killer fish. Random Access Memories Games 47 Wherever you’re heading on your holidays. websites & ebooks Updates on the biggest tech stories of the last two years. 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. retro-tinged Honda superbike Fitness tech meets GPS. from Bitcoin to goal-line tech. Check them out. clobber ’n’ tech for hip kids. make it hotter with T3’s 50+ summer essentials. in VERY vivid detail Life on Mars? 26 Soundtrack your workout session with these sweat-proof. games. 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. 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. by a robot tennis coach Bikes. speeding MAMILs and middle-of-the-roaders Home 77 The first ultra-HD media players are here. Is this the best Android yet? Our verdict is in… Review: Pure Jongo 104 All-seeing toddler monitors. 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. hot headphones 20 Spiderwebs. stay-put fitness ’buds Supertest: smart TVs 109 No. and this interplanetary cam will spot it Viewing recommended 28 Twin-tuners. good investment opportunities Spend: TomTom Multi-Sport 30 32 35 42 Free your music from headphone shackles with these pool-party essentials Review: Bowers & Wilkins Z2 120 Cyber-enhanced Porsche Cayman. faster processor. Lincoln and more… Music The Child of Lov’s electro-stoner soul Apps. flying and doing whatever a spider can.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. 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.


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

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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. we don’t want any friendly fire accidents… J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 5 .

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

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

It collects files straight from your network-connected laptop. but for even greater classiness.or six-inch screen sizes.COM/UK. while a solidstate drive keeps moving parts to a minimum and the thickness to just 19.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. £250. PHILIPS. with its LED light serving up 700 big lumens of brightness and a 1280x800 image resolution. five. You can also send traffic info to your smartphone via Bluetooth – ensuring safe journeys. full-HD. TOMTOM. 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.UK. all with a lifetime sub to TomTom’s real-time traffic service. £529. while Dolby Digital 5.COM. TOSHIBA. but the Z10t does feel reassuringly businesslike. It can also play as part of a surround-sound speaker team. 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. Dual 60W speakers pump out soundtracks with aplomb. even after you leave the car. 11. OUT MAY 1 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .3-. £TBC. 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.9mm. The wing-shaped profile has been engineered for either wall or table-top mounting. guys: this Windows 8 Pro Toshiba is the latest hybrid device offering a bit of both. while a 2W speaker provides a certain amount of sound.6-inch touchscreen tablet from the splash-resistant keyboard dock and input switches from backlit keys to ten-finger multi-touch accordingly.CO. there’s this wireless projector. ASUS. A redesigned user interface offers quick search options – your live map is shown in the background – and clearer traffic information. while an integrated orientation sensor works to optimise sound performance depending on its position in the room. Rip the detachable. Philips has loaded its Double Bass tech into this Bluetooth-connected soundbar. £TBC. HDMI and an SD card reader all feature.UK. An Intel Core processor – precise model unconfirmed as yet – two USB slots. OUT NOW {4} TO PROJECT AND SERVE Asus B1M Projector How can you make your PowerPoint presentation more impressive? One answer is star wipes.CO.1 helps with the Virtual Surround. It comes in 4. Sexy it ain’t. tablet or smartphone and turns them into 51-inch images.

plus Android Jelly Bean OS. £350.5GB of RAM should deliver splendid performance. what you want is a liquid-filled dome. Kobo has been busily filling the shelves of its online bookstore. faders and two FX dials. a 19. 6. Also on-board: an eight-“mega”pixel camera.UK. with Windows 8 home screens for everyone. putting it in direct competition with the Kindle Paperwhite.0 and NFC.COM/UK. or Note II’s 5. so you can mix Black Sabbath into Chrvches using just a laptop and the very smallest of trestle tables. 1080x1440 resolution. while a dualcore 1.5-inch. OUT NOW WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3.5 million e-tomes. SAMSUNG.000. OUT JUNE {9} VA-VA ZOOM Sony Cyber-shot HX50 Go on. or adding them via the miracle of microSD. Bluetooth 4. NUMARK. storing them in the 4GB provided.CO. OUT NOW {10} ABSOLUTELY PHABLETULOUS Samsung Galaxy Mega What? The Galaxy S4’s five-inch screen. It also shoots 50fps full-HD video. A thermostatic valve system allows for the addition and removal of liquid so the dome is always totally – but not overly – full. RESSENCE.EU. $35. and costs this much because that’s much harder to maintain than you ever dreamed. and a hotshoe means you can add an external flash. OUT T NOW {6} THEN THEY LIVED HAPPILY IN HI-DEF… Kobo Aura HD Kobo’s latest ereader comes with a built-in backlight.COM. it also includes tech borrowed from Sony’s high-end RX range. integrated graphics and up to 16GB RAM it may not exactly challenge Deep Blue. 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. EQ controls have been mysteriously abandoned. SONY. with hours. but it does offer a cheap musical fix.7GHz chip and 1. this is the first compact camera to feature a 30x optical zoom. it’s a watch whose face is filled with fluid.4-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and Wi-Fi for uploading your long-lens shots of Prince Harry cavorting directly to social networks. OUT JUNE {5} TIME IS FLUID Ressence Type 3 Forget regular watch faces. take a closer look. so you can forget headlining the Ministry with this. 1600x900 LCD screen and Dolby Home Theatre surround sound. £140. £TBC. ACER. overlaid with Samsung’s beloved TouchWiz. including a 20. £TBC. with its 6.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 9 . KOBO. With Intel Pentium or Celeron processors.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. so it’s compatible with most existing PC and Mac DJ software. so you can now choose from a selection of 2. So you’ve learned something today. You can connect directly to speakers and also via USB and MIDI. while a dedicated EV dial on the back lets you fiddle with exposure compensation like a pro. but it does have mum-like multitasking powers. Basically.3-incher.5-inch display not big enough for you? Samsung’s latest “phablet” or “tablone” – the Galaxy Mega – has a 720p.COM.COM.8-inch e-ink screen boasting a crisp. £130. 4G. Not content with above-average eyesight. seconds and days displayed as if you’re looking into an amphibian’s bulging eye. It’s easy on the eye.

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975 A palm-sized robot that flies like a bird and hovers like an insect.COM 2 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3.970 A tiny sticker loaded with Bluetooth technology. we’d want to be able to get away faster than that. crowd-funded flying machine… EVER DREAMED OF OWNING YOUR own Jetsons-style.C O M . while sensors placed around the craft will warn you if you’re veering near obstructions such as buildings. keys or child. Apparently it’s designed for aerial photography. powerlines or childrens’ soft heads.COM Bubba Watson’s BW1 hovercraft Originally created for a viral marketing campaign. £TBC. AR gaming and security. Well. up and away in our beautiful. RENAULT.675 Part of the recent surge in fitness tech.COM. The rest of the details are sketchy as the Netherlands-based design team iron out a few thornier details. Designed by Oakley. Operated by joysticks. That we know. with a top speed of 18mph and room for one person – if we were driving a car that looked like this.000 Amount raised: $1. this is now being built on the reals. obviously… £TBC. The headlights look like a … human iris. then track them via an app on your smartphone. 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. Stick it on your favourite tech.COM Hyundai E4U The battery-powered “egg car” concept is designed for urban driving. covered in green LED lights to this carbon fibre motor. It’s called the PSH-M1.000 Amount raised: $846. Operation of functions such as cruise control via an iPad is also on the cards – what could go wrong with that? €200. INDIEGOGO. one-chap ’copter? Well. $50.000 Amount raised: $931. it’ll do 50mph down the fairway. it’ll have a headsup display to paint relevant info – speed. but it will make for a flash arrival in the Morrison’s car park.000.000. GET TO ZE CHOPPER! Up. 2 StickNFind Campaign goal: $70. calories burned and more. with club-space in the back. 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.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. 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. etc – onto the windscreen.140. you may be in luck if this IndieGoGo-funded concept gets off the ground. you fanciful devil. NEOTERICHOVERCRAFT. HYUNDAI. Lost your phone too? There’s nothing we can do for you… 3 MisFit Shine Campaign goal: $100. altitude.


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


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


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London.857 Average burn 10. a researcher at CERN. it believes. Fancy buying one? The 55-inch model will cost you £8. direct layout – reminds us of the new gov. He then gave it to the world.com Tweet @t3dotcom Facebook /T3mag Letters T3 Magazine. effective worldwide.950 kcal Nokia’s new Asha 210 phone features a dedicated WhatsApp button for instant messaging.html Nokia vs HTC One Then: Nokia discovered that HTC’s flagship phone uses microphone components designed.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 3 5 .670. SEND MAIL. ahead of network competitors.509 Average burn 9. First step to challenging the Facebook phone? CURVY TECH The world’s first curved OLED TVs. everyone… WHATSAPP WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? {INTERNET} {LEGA L} {MOBILE} CERN recreates first ever webpage Then: 20 years ago. however they are received. are now on sale in South Korea. free of charge.2. I would like to add that a Licence is required if you use a set top box to watch or record shows at the same time they’re shown on TV. Now: CERN has made the first ever webpage available to the public – info. to the back of your smartphone for a 100 per cent battery boost.932 Average burn 7.725.778 kcal Symbian Squad Recruits 697 Calories 6. £52.755 Calories 12. How many Galaxy S4 phones would it take to crush a midget? @JAMESLOCKWOOD9 VIA TWITTER The social hub has been downloaded 500. made by LG.000 times from Google Play. Tim Berners-Lee.220 kcal BlackBerry Brigade Recruits 1. limpet-like.000 users from other networks.850. @LALACOMFIIE VIA TWITTER Nintendo has sold more of its – now a bit of a bargain – original Wiis than its new GamePad-toting Wii U consoles this year. Microsoft is toying with the amazing IllumiRoom concept and previously released Kinect.223 entrants have burned 192. with the tantalising promise of 20Mbps download speeds.uk site THE T3 ENDOMONDO CHALLENGE Which OS has the fittest fans? 20.331 kcal Team Apple Recruits 4. Can Mario save them? APPLE STAR LETTER Microsoft vs Sony It makes me laugh that whilst Sony is experimenting with touch-sensitive areas on its controller.908 kcal WP Warriors Recruits 1.5 billion! Rubbish! FACEBOOK HOME Our in-depth review is on p99.ch/hypertext/ WWW/TheProject. not just in the Netherlands.202 Calories 11. less shipping fees.238. Will the new Xbox match it? Have a Powerskin PoP’n battery case while you wait to find out… and I’m still here rolling on Galaxy S2. *Sighs*.UK WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. netting a not-sogood average review score of 2. Now: High contract costs and limited availability in the UK’s rural expanses mean EE has so far lured just 130.528. POWERSKIN.048 Average burn 8.614 Average burn 9. created the world wide web. debates and harsh lessons igniting the tech world this month THE BUZZ A simple. 2 Balcombe Street. {WINNING} What’s going up and down in the land of tech {FA I L I NG} WII U THE T3 WINDEX YOUR MAILS.274 Calories 114. Android Army Recruits 12.Email T3@futurenet. Are you 4G connected? Then: EE announced its first-in-the-UK 4G service last year. for Nokia by STMicroelectronics. and the results are in… T3 We’ve been nominated for Consumer Media Brand of the Year at the 2013 PPA awards. TV LICENSING VIA EMAIL Are the Galaxy S4’s software tweaks just a gimmick or do they have a real-world use? @IAINTHEORACLE VIA TWITTER The big A’s reported quarterly profits have dropped for the first time in a decade – to a piffling $9.cern. now home of the Large Hadron-Collider. TWEETS AND POSTS about Microsoft’s latest innovation. NW1 6NW I N B OX Radar Online stories. WIN THIS The Galaxy S4 lands… Awkward. Now: Nokia has secured an injunction from the Amsterdam District Court. That moment when T3’s #GalaxyS4Party is trending Take a look at our preview of IllumiRoom (p15) to learn more The Powerskin PoP’n case attaches.040. Sony is seriously losing out in the gaming tech wars! DEAN WEBLEY VIA FACEBOOK FYI… In issue 216 you correctly advised readers that you do not need a TV Licence if you only ever watch shows downloaded from the internet.752.295 Calories 46. Fingers crossed.960 calories. which prevents the mics being sold to HTC.CO.


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




2014 Tech Films Games Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist Less sneaking about. June 24 is the start of Wimbledon (see p73). 2014 TE LA R? Killzone 4 PS4 launch title will feature human-hating foes and eyepleasing graphics.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. more blowing sh*t up. 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. but there we go… 4 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. Team T3 gears up with summer tech (p56). July 19 Nike Fuelband 2 Updates could include waterproofing so you can track swims as well as runs. Will he stay classy? December 20 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Cap’ and Black Widow fight evil in Washington. Q4 Only God Forgives 300: Rise of an Empire More expansively pec’d Spartans fighting Persians. October? Anchorman: the Legend Continues Ron Burgundy is back. As such. and heads out to mud-drenched fields to “have some” YEAH! MEH! June 21 is the Solstice. that’ll keep us going for a week… As festi-season begins in earnest with the Isle Of Wight on June 13. sci-fi arcade-style slasher from the makers of Bastion. we’re off to Stonehenge to sacrifice a virgin. Q4 iPhone 5 nano Low price and iMac G3-style translucent colour design? Er… Maybe (no). to appease the tennis gods and end the UK’s barren run in SW19. Oh yes: 3D Mario on Wii U. toilet roll and hand sanitiser. this time at sea. It’s bad news for the intern.COM . August 8 O SO N W NO Drive’s Gosling and Winding Refn bring the stylish ultraviolence to Bangkok.



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. first teased Random Access Memories. becoming the most streamed track ever on Spotify and topping the iTunes Store in 50 countries. “Electronic music right now is in its comfort zone and it’s not moving one inch. their full-length follow-up to 2005’s Human After All. Their next target: your summer… T WO RDS MAT T H ILL rending across Twitter for days. and it’s a belter. featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers. Daft Punk’s comeback has been as sleek and tech-fuelled as expected from two robots done up in Saint Laurent.” Bangalter told Rolling Stone recently. the men beneath the masks. the album’s more prog-rock journey than dancefloor-filler. T3’s heard the album in its full. Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manyel de HomemChristo. While single Get Lucky. hinted towards a disco revival. “That’s not what artists are supposed J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 4 5 . Now. 80-minute glory at Sony’s London offices. via shorts on Saturday Night Live and live at California’s Coachella Festival.

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

Ralph and… Bang! Re-Mit The righteously slurring Mark E Smith is back. OUT NOW The raid on Bin Laden’s house is brilliantly handled.” but after a bright start devolves into “Cars with video games. OUT MAY 27 EMPIRE OF THE SUN Ice on the Dune The synth duo FROM THE FUTURE – okay. HD DOWNLOAD THE LAST STAND BLU-RAY. future men SIGUR RÓS Kveikur Just in time for the summer solstice. there’s a lot of “enhanced interrogation” (torturing people). young guns. £16 BD. replete with barked instructions and gargled slogans from MES. plucky bunch against heavilyarmed baddies. However. Director Brian De Palma pushes the “style and referentiality” meters deep into the red. here’s just shy of an hour’s-worth of the sensitive Icelanders’ usual brand of soaring melancholy. alien pop. sorry Osama Bin Laden. OUT JUNE 10 Arnie looks older than God here. Sydney – return in usual. Damon Albarn and MF Doom guest. £14 HD DOWNLOAD. non-understated style. File alongside Jamie Lidell in your “electro-soul” collection. the action scenes and the everyday details of people doing extraordinary jobs. £7 MP3. Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar-winning War-on-Terror treatise suffers somewhat from being rooted in that boring old place. OUT MAY 27 Overlong. £24 BD. strictly speaking. OUT JUNE 3 This ’81 classic stars John Travolta as a sound tech who accidentally records an assassination. Sweet! £14 CD. with the mastery of director Spielberg and super-thesp Day Lewis shining bright. £10 SD DL. as a small-town cop leading a rag-tag. you don’t? Shame on you. £16 BD. as always with Bigelow. What’s that. £9 CD. tense despite the outcome being literally a foregone conclusion {BEST OF THE R EST} Old punks. £14 DL OUT MAY 27 This wants to be “Toy Story with video games.” then melts into a trite puddle of “be yourself/ follow your dreams” clichés. searches desperately for terror leader Abu Nazir. and he is funky. from Navy SEALs to CIA interrogators. £8 MP3. OUT NOW MOUNT KIMBIE LINCOLN BLU-RAY. Along the way. OUT JUNE 17 £15 BLU-RAY. a brief shootout and the cold corpse of a dangerous man being “buried at sea”. but ZDT is nowhere near deep enough a film to make that feel like anything more than an incidental detail. HD WRECK-IT RALPH BLU-RAY. sorry Maya (Jessica Chastain). His voice is like Prince being impersonated by Grover from The Muppets. OUT JUNE 1 « J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 47 . OUT JUNE 10 THE FALL {BEST OF THE R EST} Abe. £8 MP3. £15 CD. Their shtick’s still entertaining. do ring absolutely true. £10 CD. £15 BD. His music is a jacking mix of horny horns and synthy bass. 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. Expect grinding. As ultra-motivated yet conflicted Carrie. the way CoL bakes them in his Dutch oven is hella fresh. A Western updated efficiently enough. the excitement is reduced by the fact we know perfectly well how this story pans out: a raid. 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. Arnie. perhaps. reality. He is The Child of Lov. but this makes 18th century politics seem urgent and contemporary. £10 HD DL. and while the ingredients may be familiar. nothing more or less. £9 MP3. {HD MOMENT} £8 CD.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. £8 MP3.

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but it has become « T ILLUSTRATION RYAN GILLETT J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 5 1 . and you’d be right.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. 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. You could argue this was nothing but a weak joke stretched beyond breaking point. usually a photo. and the moment memes went truly mainstream. Peak Balls was reached on April 28 – now to be known as Ed Balls Day. meme is a slightly annoying word. the triumph of LOL-laden web culture. a few weeks back. Celebrities piled in with gags. Now. The MP’s face was crudely Photoshopped on to endless pictures. that can be endlessly remoulded for comic purposes. when it seemed like the whole of the internet was talking Balls. Ed Balls. with news delivered via internet sound bites becoming the social norm… here was a moment. The Guardian launched a liveblog to chronicle the silliness. specifically. It was such a popular reference. This kind of playful creativity has always been popular on the web. Namely. but it also represented something quietly profound. It actually predates the internet – Richard Dawkins coined it in 1976 – but it’s come to mean a reference. while maintaining its underlying structure.

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

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



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T3-style. this elegant “sac de toilette” will keep your gels. then… 1 Remington MB4550 Control Touch The world’s first touchscreen beard trimmer – yup – has 175 length options.co.com 2 Aspinal of London men’s hanging wash bag Water-resistant yet leathery. No artificial fragrance or colour is used in its creation. dermalogica. £100.500.com 3 Nikon 1 J1 This chic. but a built-in flash means you can snap away after dark. including a £2.com 5 Robomow RS630 This will mow your lawn while you relax. £175. £350. £40. speakers.uk 5 Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale Lets you track your ballooning weight.699. Smile! £165. will you? £1. gut-punching sound from four amps and Bluetooth for wireless playback mean this brings the party-funk to your yard. The hardened Further sward-tending robo-slaves are on p77.com grenade-shaped one? P118. uk. Pass us another G&T and fire up the barbie (p60).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. Even better.damsonaudio. compact system cam has no viewfinder.com 3 Dermalogica After Sun Repair This repairs damage done by UV rays. ensuring perfectly pearly whites for summer. nikon. gardening. gloster.co. unguents and scents safe during well-earned weekend escapes. simple. robomow. BMI. Ten-meg stills and 1080p video are superb for the price and size. uk.remingtoneurope.2 Gloster Fusion Sling Four back positions make this ideal for chilling out in style. it auto-shares your physical decline with online chums. aspinal oflondon. colgate. steel blades reach to the borders of Want more Bluetooth its base for precision edging. and fat percentage as the season’s barbecues take their terrible toll. then return to its base and charge itself. fitbit. so a few afternoons in the sun won’t ultimately leave you looking like a Cuprinol’d Ronnie Wood.com « J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 5 9 .uk 4 Damson Oyster A curvaceous body. helping you get your style just right for some summer lovin’ . £29. £180. in no uncertain terms.

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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.



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. X-ray goggles: for Men of Steel in search of Tins of Beer 8 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . the tech employed in such scanners. “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. “The technology could be perfected within five years.” a DARPA representative boasts.” explains MIT electrical engineer Qing Hu. However. It’s because of these safety concerns that the next generation of X-ray vision devices will instead rely on terahertz radiation. It can see what’s on the other side of an eight-inch concrete wall. or T-rays. So effective were they in being able to see through things. the California Institute of Technology believe you could have it on your smartphone in no time. which are sensitive to the rays from a light source emitting X-ray radiation. which when sent out from a handheld sensor can form an image based on how quickly the waves bounce back. they raised privacy issues. As for Superman’s super sight. ADDITIONAL POWERS: LEAP SMALL BUILDINGS The US Army’s R&D wing. 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. allows you to see with X-ray vision in real-time through glasses. “T-rays are not energetic enough to strip electrons from atoms.” says Ali Hajimiri. a Caltech electrical engineer.” There is also the option of wideband radio waves. and you are able to direct the signals to focus on a particular area. “but they are exceptionally sensitive to chemical structure so the images they create would be more detailed and defined. too. POTENTIAL PROBLEMS The only thing that can stop the Man of Steel is Kryptonite. 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. making them safer for humans. 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.” reckons DARPA. so there is a cumulative cancer risk. “Backscattering”.SUPERMAN’S X-RAY VISION & HOUSE LEAPING SEE THROUGH WALLS. a radioactive element from the planet Krypton.” adds Hajimiri.000 times stronger than past methods. has been working on that. “A four-metre launcher could put a man on the top of a five-storey building in less than two seconds. This speed means the microchips are able to emit terahertz signals more than 1. or up to ten feet underground. and has already been used by the US military. the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). in 2009. HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THESE POWERS? “The launcher is still in development but a possible operational date is five years’ time.

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

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

” says t P Peter Hutton. says that “the people ks that need to know that it works e have seen it” .” laments Hutton. These man-made fabrics work by interrupting the flow of light so that waves are bent around objects. up to a distance of 1m. none more so than Bruce Wayne’s cape made of “memory cloth” . It e r reduced the cape’s night-vision profile but. For Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight franchise. Ah. n a adds Westgate. JTT CHOBI CAM PRO 3 Evil lurks in the darkness. which lo looked great but was also light enough to be able to li c catch the air beneath it” . rigid wingspan and a glide ratio of 5:1. it look really cool” “Currently.7 metre one with a glide ratio of 2. by bending light waves around gles fooling even night-vision goggles without the use of cameras. HIGH-TECH KIT TO MAKE YOU A LITTLE BIT SUPER: HOLY INEXPENSIVE ACCESSORIES. JTT. Hyperstealth ts Biotechnology Corp. pocket-sized torch will light up the bad guys to the tune of 400 lumens. but microscopic objects are generally n t they? quite hard to see anyway. but do those people know they’ve seen it…? ? VIDEO HEAD HELMET CAM Protect your do-gooding dome with this crash hat. physicist at the University of Texas. When completed. This thumb-sized camera can take 11-megapixel stills and record full 1080p video in the pitch black.” says Alu. which compares favourably to the Caped Crusaders’s 4. “also made . material cape into a rigid flying suit.Current flying-cape tech lets you fly like a real bat (that has just been shot dead in mid-flight) I. the use of electroactive polymers is e t the closest thing we have to memory cloth. However. The production team b borrowed a technique pioneered by the Ministry p o of Defence. I can shop in Lidl without shame…” O of the questions One concerning researchers at “For electroactive polymer techniques that could turn a soft.33:1. lights or mirrors. according to Stephen Westgate. then. the Gryphon will be fitted with AR navigation and automatic guidance for a smooth landing. TORCHDIRECT. her invisibility rival. £TBC.UK HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THIS POWER? ER? “Large-scale invisibility is still l 35 re’s years away. £32.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 9 1 . scientists are trying to do something similar with “metamaterials” and “metascreens” . the very latest thing in wingsuit technology.” says Professor Andrea Alu. If someone was to jump from 30. serrated blade. COOLMATERIAL. Its built-in camera will capture the moment you take down the bad guys in 1080p at 60fps.000 feet using the Gryphon they could glide for around 30 miles at an average speed of 60 miles an hour. you’d need some hefty Bat armour to survive that. saw. Professor Alu admits. Based on calculations taken from the Dark Knight’s memory cloth cape. member of the production design team. however. “Current techniques work best with objects of comparable size to the wavelengths they’re trying to hide from. However. so our eyes never see the returning light rays.JP POTENTIAL PROBLEMS? The difficulty comes when you try to disguise larger objects. It uses an electrical charge. EO batteries. This bad boy gives the wearer a 2m. pioneered by Alu. a new type of fabric was invented which. £69.NE. which makes it instantly stiffen so that Batman can glide from tall buildings.” the University of Leicester is whether Batman would ever be able to survive the landing if he flew using just his Batcape. called “mantle cloaking” .” she says. $110. In real life. a new method. “The only reason we are able to see an object at all is because of the light rays bouncing off its surface. uses an ultra-thin metallic metascreen to cancel out the waves as they are reflected off the cloaked object. aren’t LED LENSER F1 FLASHLIGHT This lithium powered. CEO eople Guy Cramer. we’re not quite there yet.” Now. VIDEOHEAD HELMETS. equating to a 350m glide from the top of a 150m building. “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. but there’s ific always the chance of a scientific breakthrough. so night vision is essential. it was calculated that the impact of hitting the ground would be similar to hitting a car travelling at 50mph.CO.COM HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THIS POWER? POTENTIAL PROBLEMS? P “At last. correct us if we’re wrong. “The make up of light waves means that only microscopic objects can be rendered invisible. There are alternatives. claims its e Quantum Stealth camouflage nvisible can already render a wearer invisible d them. 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. BATMAN! BATMAN’S FLYING CAPE GLIDE INTO BATTLE – OR YOUR OFFICE. “was a hybrid mix of parachute-grade nylon and velvet pile. we need to wait another 20 years. You’re a superhero without pockets? Good job it’s got a belt clip. a research s scientist at Bayer Material S Science. For the last six years the Special Parachute and Logistics consortium have been developing the Gryphon. called electrostatic flocking. 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. bottle opener and handy comb. 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If you’d bought just one Bitcoin back when T3 looked into it in December 2011. creating a classic bubble: suddenly there were plenty of Bitcoin buyers. It began as a toy for geeks but is now making millions for investors – and criminals. due to the mathematically created currency’s selflimiting nature – more than three-quarters are stockpiled by investors. In May 2013. In Cyprus – and in Spain. 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. This panic buying inflated the currency’s value. which potentially faces similar problems – punters began trading Euros for Bitcoins. One of the main reasons for this virtual currency hitting headlines is the failure of traditional ones. its value has continued to rise. The recent financial meltdown in Cyprus sparked fears that high-earning. it was worth an incredible $260 (£170). And fall. And rise. The e-currency has climbed to heights not imagined by financial forecasters. it was down to $144 (£93). 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”. domestic bank accounts would be raided. however. but little availability. Of the 11 million Bitcoins currently in circulation – 10 million shy of the total number there will ever be. In April 2013. outperforming market expectations but. is it unpredictable. the mysterious inventor/s of Bitcoin. with . it would have set you back $15 (about £10).

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

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

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




which wraps the phone and closes over the screen with a magnet. microSD slot swap batteries for extended BATTERY LIFE Not quoted use. but with straighter lines and a subtle texturing effect beneath the glossy plastic. but that’s because it’s packing the same number of pixels into a smaller space. The HTC One’s screen is marginally sharper. since the hype machine for the Samsung Galaxy S4 first revved its engine. bright colours – those colours don’t look as over-saturated as they can on some other Samsung screens. though. prefer sealed battery units DISPLAY 5-inch. IR sensor. There’s a window in the front cover. NFC. you’re unlikely to be impressed. Thanks to Samsung’s skill with Super AMOLED technology. 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 who does that? {DIMENSIONS} There’s another benefit to the removable back: you can replace it with an S Cover. It’s the new.It’s here: the most anticipated smartphone of the year. It’s the same height and 0. with the screen displaying the time and other important information through the gap. 4G.0.7mm thinner than the S3. Many smartphones. However. Bluetooth 4. for a start. In fact. Last year’s HEIGHT 136mm Smart Stay technology. So far. vivid.8 inches – and it now boasts a full-HD resolution. If you felt the S3 looked too plasticky. the screen delivers rich. innovative features that really make this phone stand out. this is one of the best phone screens yet. – you can squeeze in more Super AMOLED OS Android Jelly Bean power when you’re not PROCESSOR/RAM 1. either. Can the S4’s innovations help it wrestle back its crown? Time to find out… The design. you can GPS. Despite that. when flexed. FRONT CAM 2-meg/1080p meaning the phone creaks CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. {SPECIFICATION} especially high-end ones.9GHz wasting space on the cases quadcore/2GB removable batteries need STORAGE 16GB REAR CAM 13-meg/1080p – but not the Galaxy S4. there’s a bigger screen – it’s five inches instead of last year’s 4. It’s at 30fps stuck with a removable back. has « 1 4 1 0 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . Yes. we’ve seen new Android upstarts – the HTC One and Sony Xperia Z – shoot to the top of the T3 charts (see p124). it’s not a bad looking phone. 1080x1920. so safe. is a very gentle upgrade to last year’s Galaxy S3.

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

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


Bluetooth via USB dongle. Jongo may not offer seamless setup. Decent battery life HATE Fiddly Wi-Fi syncing. green. the battery life is good enough to ensure the party won’t end abruptly. DISPLAY 1-inch LCD POWER 4x 2. plus multi-room. letting you stream music stored on your phone or tablet over Wi-Fi. Connecting via Bluetooth and the bundled USB dongle is much simpler.25kg with battery pack LOVE Good sound for the cost. reviewed on p120. without breaking the bank. Splash out on a £5-a-month subscription to the Spotify-rivalling. WIRELESS JAPES VIA WI-FI OR BLUETOOTH. via the Pure Connect app for iOS. multi-room setup. 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. Pure Connect also lets you play music on multiple Jongos. If you want the same tune everywhere – and you probably will – this’ll do the job. Unlike Sonos you’ll need multiple devices running Pure Connect to play different music in each room. It also gifts you more than 20.5mm audio in FORMATS WMA. but will support the A2 and T6 Jongos when they hit the UK.000 free internet radio stations and an impressive selection of podcasts. creating an ad-hoc. 2 3 {DETAILS} 1 SONIC ARSENAL 2 WORK THE LOOK! 3 INFO SCREEN The Jongo’s compact body is stuffed with four 0.COM FOR AN EXTENDED REVIEW Jongo unchained PURE’S JONGO S3 OFFERS MULTIROOM. the Jongo S3 has the flexibility to play content from just about anywhere. but Jongo also comes in black. it’s not the sexiest device ever. with speaker grills in yellow. AAC. although it can’t compete with something like Sonos’ Play: 3 or B&W’s Z2. More importantly. black or white – they’re £13 each if you like to swap about Hidden around the back. sound mode and source input.75-inch tweeters and one 3. MP2. with Android compatibility “coming soon” – see bottom left – allows you to control multiple Jongos. Setup is fiddly over Wi-Fi. requiring you to enter a lengthy URL into your mobile browser before navigating the Setup Manager. Pure Music and access a further 15 million tracks. but it beats the “Press twice. including an “Outdoor Boost” one for garden parties – see p78 – adds a bit of versatility. 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. brains and better-thanaverage sound quality. MP3. The choice of four audio configurations. it shows battery life. Multi-room via iOS only T3 SAYS With looks. 3.R A T E D Review 1 HEAD OVER TO T3. AT A PRICE THAT’S SEXIER THAN ITS LOOKS Colourful. PURE. 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 .5-inch neodymium midrange driver. £170. nor audiophile-grade sonics.5W + 10W CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. It’s not huge. but costing nearly £100 less than a Sonos Play: 3 it is a sound option for those wanting wireless tunes.COM 131x139x135mm/ 1. Pure Audio QUOTED BATTERY LIFE 10 hours With both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. Streaming over Wi-Fi. well connected and able to form a wireless multiroom set-up: the Pure Jongo S3 is more than just a bizarre name. Feel the bass kick! A bit! No. It’s currently only compatible with iOS. ethernet.


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

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

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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Sport Acetrax. Ethernet. Ethernet. 1600Hz BLS (backlight scanning) is used. comprising three HDMIs. provided you sit square on to the screen. with all key formats playable. a customisable interface that you can theme or personalise with your favourite apps and streaming TV services. 3D is of the passive variety. background wallpaper to improve motion resolution. composite video. component AV. smart TV apps with this user-organised interface. an entirely new style of userorganised TV interface. but it’s good to try new things. 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. 2x Freesat tuners 3D Passive. The screen itself is a looker. or watching on the go via the VIERA Remote app 3 DESIGN LOVE Customisable smart TV interface. with just BBC iPlayer signed up. Phwoar! The set’s star turn is My Home Screen. PANASONIC. digital audio. BBC News. 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. WLAN. an SD card slot and a trio of USBs. Multimedia file support is solid from the USB reader. It also supports a new version of Swipe & Share. The dual Freeview HD or Freesat HD tuners mean you can make do without a separate PVR if you wish. 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 . Bluetooth. at 35mm. it also has a distinctive aluminium trim. USB. filtering out the stuff you don’t want and making the bits you do more accessible – catch-up is limited at the moment. Back panel connectivity is less radical.CO. Thin. 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. With two TV tuners you can watch one channel whilst recording another to USB. DailyMotion. and twin tuners that turn it into a PVR of sorts. Netflix. plus all your particularly terrific. too.699. Wi-Fi is built-in. Twin tuners let it work as a PVR. DLNA. Vimeo AUDIO 18W CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI. Alternatively you can stream TV shows to a smartphone or tablet running Panasonic’s VIERA Remote app for Android and iOS.UK 3 {SPECIFICATION } SCREEN 47-inch 1920x1080 edge-lit LED LCD TUNER 2x Freeview HD. Audio could be improved and some of the features are gimmicky. YouTube. the set’s black levels aren’t You can even choose the as profound as we’d like and. However. so significantly more affordable – four sets of specs are included – and works well.Smart TVs R A T E D PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT65 £1. one of which is a fast 3.0 variant. Panasonic’s DLNA content-sharing tech. recording to an external USB hard drive whilst watching a different channel. Looks stylish HATE Lacklustre blacks limit cinematic appeal. Limited catch-up TV selection T3 SAYS On-demand TV organised the way you want it. 4x specs WEB TV BBC iPlayer.

and the set mashes Video Unlimited ships with four pairs of and Music Unlimited – glasses. it’s one of the most contentrich sets on test. 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. with motion resolution a particular strength. 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.COM OR HEAD TO P130 . but it’s all a bit of a jumble. old XrossMediaBar and in comes a swish.99 per month – Video Unlimited – films from images on offer have real 99p. DLAN.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. but it’s what’s happening on screen that’s the big change here. so you’ll still need a set-top box. There’s loads to explore. SONY. Jam-packed internet TV portal HATE Interface is a jumble of content. LoveFilm. 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.UK {SPECIFICATION } SCREEN 47-inch 1920x1080 LED LCD TUNER Freeview HD. composite. YouTube. involving picture that’s great for action and sports. The Sony’s circular base is sturdy. unlike Samsung and Panasonic’s sets. but it’s outsmarted by rivals. out goes dusty. There’s only one active tuner.CO. too. though 3 DESIGN {SMART TV} avid viewers of both action movies and sport. Netflix. Sony’s X-Reality Pro picture engine delivers crisp. Sony Internet 3D is of the passive TV This new do-it-all hub persuasion. Viewster.399. 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. Sony has dramatically overhauled its user interface. Sony has refined its smartphone interaction. Aside from the online content you also get the choice of a Freeview HD or satellite tuner.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. The stereoscopic £9. 4x specs WEB TV BBC iPlayer. DVB-S2 3D Passive.R A T E D Smart TVs SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. Ethernet. They’re single tuners. clear images that make the set a winner for HEIGHT 639mm WIDTH 1083mm DEPTH 64mm WEIGHT 14. graphical menu tree. but any NFC-enabled smartphone can get in on the action. Wi-Fi. Crackle AUDIO 20W CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. With great picture quality and a wealth of web TV this is a great TV. Sony’s KDL-47W805A is distinctive. component. 3x USB. holding up one of the chunkier TVs on test LOVE Crisp. One thing that hasn’t changed significantly from last year is picture quality: this Bravia still offers outstanding HD clarity.



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

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

2x Freesat Passive. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch RATING {REASONS} Why Samsung’s UE46F8000 is our top telly… 1 Offers astonishingly sharp HD imagery. which is getting a letter sent home to its mother entitled “must do better” . DLAN. Viewster. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. Picture quality is great and the design is eye-catching. The class award for best dressed goes to the Loewe Connect ID. Daily Motion. Sport Acetrax. Spotify 40W 4x HDMI. Acetrax. Feed it a good Blu-ray and the results are cinematic. WLAN. This year that television is the Samsung UE46F8000. Ethernet.000 PHILIPS. Our favourites are Panasonic and Sony. LOGITECH. LoveFilm. 2x Freesat Active. Ethernet. Audio is class-leading. composite video. optical digital 674x1064x78/21. 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. DVB-S2 Passive. but it needs more on-demand and catch-up content to compete with other sets. DEMOPAD. YouTube. with a massive choice of catch-up from the main channels and ondemand extras too. Box Office 365. 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. component.COM The HTC One and Galaxy S4 both arrived with builtin infra-red.COM Control Wi-Fi-connected devices via this iPad app. 6 2 4 Twin tuners means you can record one channel to an external USB drive while watching another. and offers swipe and tap touchscreen control as well as IR. Blinkbox. Lost for something to watch? Samsung’s S-Recommendation engine learns your Samsung offering buyers a hardware upgrade path. For non-IR smartphones there’s still the option of controlling your TV via WiFi using the set’s branded remote app.999 SAMSUNG. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. £28. its shown real innovation and potential. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. Ethernet. Samsung’s new eye-candy menu makes onscreen navigation much more intuitive. Sleek and minimalist. allowing them to function as remotes for all your AV kit. ITV player. digital DLAN. Wi-Fi.UK SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1.COM/UK 46-inch. Acetrax. TuneIn Radio.699 PANASONIC. catch-up TV and apps. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. you can.Smart TVs R A T E D SPEC SHOT MAKE AND MODEL PRICE WEBSITE SCREEN LOEWE CONNECT ID 46 £1.6kg Crisp. DLAN. 1920x1080 LED LCD 2x Freeview HD. BBC News. USB. It’s a built-in PVR. Add an optional IP2IR blaster (£100) and you can control other AV kit too. Looks highly stylish Lacklustre blacks limit cinematic appeal. 3x USB. DailyMotion. It’s a close call for second and third place. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. composite. Expect new apps to follow soon.995 LOEWE. 7 5 3 The most developed content portal out there. Netflix. {FOCUS} Universal remotes HARMONY ULTIMATE DEMOPAD DEMOCONTROL IR-TOUTING PHONES DEDICATED REMOTE APPS Sits in a networkconnected dock. 4x HDMI. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. 1920x1080 LED LCD 2x Freeview HD. Netflix. but a choice of colours doesn’t excuse a lack of on-demand 47-inch. YouTube. Basic EPG. Netflix. Via adaptor: Scart 953x562x32mm/12. Jam-packed internet TV portal Interface is a bit of a mess. Limited catch-up TV selection 639x1083x64/14. Twin tuners lets it work as a PVR. With a re-organised content portal that picks out shows it thinks you’ll enjoy and dual tuners. digital audio.CO.TV PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT65 £1. Great! Now makes this a great telly for Ambilight glow. The chance to customise the colour of the set is attractive. iConcerts 24W 42-inch. if you want to upgrade to the brand’s latest multi-core processor. DailyMotion. 2x specs BBC iPlayer. Viewster. viewing habits and suggests shows. DVB-S2 Active. Ethernet. Wi-Fi. component 599x1033x35mm/14kg Smartphone apps. RF and Bluetooth mastery. Cartoon Network 40W 4x HDMI. but more we just need more content… action junkies online content is needed Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. YouTube. there’s the Philips 42PFL6188S.5kg Edge-to edge glass makes for an attractive look. Ethernet. confusing picture options 46-inch.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. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. £230. no specs included BBC iPlayer. 3x USB. Vimeo 18W 47-inch. Finally. 3x USB.CO. Wi-Fi.COM SAMSUNG UE46F8000 £1.399 SONY. with quality stereo speakers and generous amplification Limited on-demand – no YouTube! Motion resolution not ideal for sports/action Bespoke TV tailoring. involving picture that’s especially good for action and sports. Wi-Fi. Good audio and reasonable price tag. Lovefilm. component audio. SD 627x1067x35/15kg Customisable smart TV interface. but again a dirth of on-demand content and apps leaves it bottom of this bright class. {FINAL WORD} T3’S PREMIUM TV GUIDE… All of these TV sets have an above-average IQ and membership to MENSA. Come 2014. this 46-inch screen looks every bit the future-proof television.9kg High-end design. J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 1 7 . component. 3x USB. YouTube. Bluetooth. DVB-S Passive.UK PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1. DLNA. allowing you to record one channel to a USB hard drive and watch another. Crackle 20W 4x HDMI. Vimeo. Ambilight trickery Overly processed hi-def image. but only one of them can be top of the class.

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

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

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


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we will re-rate older products to reflect the current market.TheGuide {THE BEST OF EVERYTHING} Smartphones p124 Tablets p125 Cameras p127 Computers p128 Gaming p129 Televisions p130 Home entertainment p131 Home audio p132 Headphones p133 Accessories p134 Top tens THE place to start researching your next gadget-buying jaunt. hip and happening. Even so. Prices We scour the web for the best prices we can find at trusted retailers. check the most up-to-date deals before getting out your Solo. check out t3. Access or Diner’s Club card. As a result. For an even more up-to-the-minute snapshot of our latest wish lists. AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.com/best-gadgets.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 3 . Scores The products featured in The Guide are reassessed regularly against what’s new.

1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 64GB PROCESSOR 1.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4.COM. Features more gimmicky than essential T3 SAYS Samsung’s best smartphone yet. 1920x1080 CAMERA 4-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB or 64GB PROCESSOR 1. £20.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. 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. Bright screen E HATE Average camera. Great styling. Overall lack of apps. Sony’s best smartphone yet and a top Android SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Nice ’n’ low price.COM/UK. Massive 64GB storage.7-inch screen is tasty indeed. Very solid build. amazing screen and strong battery. No expandable memory T3 SAYS A thing of beauty with brains to match. colourful. longer-lasing brother is the power user’s HTC phone SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slick.7-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. Android Jelly Bean HATE Incredibly dull design. Great audio. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Bright.4GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. 32GB storage. bold and big screen. Wireless Charging.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. Cheaper than the One X+ (below left) SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. 4G capability – if you’re on an EE contract. TESTED JANUARY 2013 0 10 NOKIA LUMIA 920 £529. feature-packed an and very desirable SPECIFICATIONS LO LOVE BlackBerry Hub and improved BlackBerry World.COM. full-HD display. TESTED JUNE 2013 06 6 HTC ONE X £379. 1136x640 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. Fluid performance.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4. LO of innovative features. customisable OS.7-inch.COM. TESTED AUGUST 2012 9 09 BLACKBERRY Z10 £480. Not different enough to really appeal T3 SAYS BB10 is a move in the right direction. Comparatively cheap a HATE Bigger battery. Slightly plasticky build T3 SAYS S A mighty phone that’s powerful. NOKIA. SUPERTOOTH. Superior camera.7-inch. even if the Z10 is more competent than exciting SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1.5-inch screen. £70. However. voiceactivated hands-free kit. Excellent touchscreen keyboard. It’s the new Android champion SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Really strong.BLACKBERRY.COM. SHOP. Fiddly waterproof connectors T3 SAYS Stunning and waterproof. HTC. quadcore processor ensures smooth operation LOVE and gaming. Very handy Nokia Maps app.COM/UK. L Immaculate display. HTC.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 24 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . microSD 5 05 HTC ONE X+ £470. £55. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LO LOVE Spectacular high-resolution display. microSD PROCESSOR 1.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4.BT. TESTED JULY 2013 07 APPLE IPHONE 5 FROM £529. Power aplenty Fine selection s HATE It I really is fairly big. £45. innovative camera. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Smashing. Lacks features of other OSs T3 SAYS The best iPhone to date and iOS is still slicker than Android. UK. 32GB or 64GB NT 03 3 SONY XPERIA Z S £500. PLAY. Better front-facing camera for video.8-inch 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB or 32GB + microSD PROCESSOR 1. JABRA. thoughtful design. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. SAMSUNG. Speedy and slick HATE Big screen might make it too bulky for some users T3 SAYS Stunning design. iOS 6 very smooth HATE Battery life could be better. PARROT. but eight hours’ talk time and a budget price tag add appeal.GOOGLE. The 4. Long battery life. TESTED JUNE 2012 LOVE Chic metallic design. with front-facing speakers HATE Average battery life. SAMSUNG.NET Announce “Minikit” at any time to wake this slinky-looking. Cool gesture features.COM.COM Two mics and Noise Blackout technology make for clear phone calls. but you’ll still need to charge every day T3 SAYS The HTC One X’s smarter.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch. 4. Average battery life T3 SAYS Bigger and brighter. SONYMOBILE.9GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB 02 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 £600. APPLE. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB PROCESSOR A6 SCREEN 4-inch.7-inch.2-inch. Just 8GB or 16GB. but no longer the best Android money can buy RY LOVE Bigger screen.7-inch.5-inch.COM/UK 2 BT EASY BLUETOOTH CALL KIT 4 JABRA CRUISER 2 Very basic. New camera tricks HATE Plasticky design. TESTED APRIL 2013 08 8 GOOGLE NEXUS 4 FROM £279. Bright.COM/UK. it’s also less fully featured SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS NEW E PROCESSOR 1.COM/UK. A fantastic. great feel. HTC.COM/UK. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB.COM 01 HTC ONE £520.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 8GB or 16GB 04 SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 FROM £393. Excellent performance all round HATE It’ll be too big for some. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOV Fast. Reasonable price HATE Bulky body. 1280x768 CAMERA 8. the Nokia Lumia 920 is easily the best Windows Phone handset to date SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1.

1280x800 STORAGE 32GB.CO. WHSMITH. £80.CO. New A6X processor bolsters speed. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb VFM.4GHz dualcore SCREEN 9. 32GB or 64GB 5 05 AMAZON KINDLE HD 8. Thin. Easy to use. this is still a mighty alluring tablet in its own right SPECIFICATIONS ASUS TRANSFORMER PAD TF300T SP SPECIFICATIONS £428.0 PROCESSOR 1. 1920x1200 STORAGE 16GB/32GB OS Android 4.2 PROCESSOR 1. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Very sharp 8.COM.9-inch. 32GB or 64GB OS Android 4. Wi-Fi only T3 SAYS In terms of bang for your buck. 7.7GHz quadcore O SCREEN 10. APPLE. and it’s e excellent value to boot SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6.9-inch. light and now even cheaper. GEMINIDEVICES. Jelly Bean OS is L excellent. this takes the world’s best tablet and proves that smaller is even better SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Amazon’s simplified Android is extremely user-friendly. plus access to one million free ebooks and libraries. FROM £109. Battery life could be better T3 SAYS Full-sized version. there’s no reason to buy this over a Prime. More affordable. with iOS 5 and apps galore HATE Rear camera is poor. super-HD display.1-inch. plasticky build. lighter Kindle with an improved screen is a nailed-on bargain.9-inch screen with ultra-slim bezel looks fantastic and works great. with plenty of power. shining gem in the manure pile that is the budget. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Retina Display looks stunning. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2011 09 9 t LOVE Decent battery.3GHz quadcore SCREEN 10. TESTED JUNE 2013 10 GEMINI JOYTAB 9. 2560x1600 STORAGE16GB or 32GB S 03 3 GOOGLE NEXUS 7 FROM £159. Features like Google Now add excitement HATE Limited.UK 2 4 KOBO EREADER TOUCH BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK GLOWLIGHT Great.7-inch. the Nexus 7 is by far the best Android tab on the market SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Sharp full-HD screen.COM/UK. faster and sharper. power and graphical oomph. 1280x800 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB 02 2 APPLE IPAD (4TH GEN) FROM £399. AMAZON. 64GB or 128GB OS Android 4.1 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 7. 1280x1200 STORAGE 32GB/64GB. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB.7-inch. Book store rivals Amazon’s. 1080x800 STORAGE 8GB or 16GB OS Android 4. 128GB and 4G LTE models now available HATE Pretty minor.2GHz quadcore SCREEN 7-inch.COM A top quality e-ink screen with added touch control. BARNESANDNOBLE.UK. 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.1 PROCESSOR 1. APPLE. non-expandable storage. though SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4. Screen resolution is not the best T3 SAYS Slim and stunningly designed. Plenty of content on offer. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 GOOGLE NEXUS 10 G £319.COM/NEXUS.0. Tasty trophy gadget. microSD AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. Limited app selection T3 SAYS The best Kindle yet.UK The cheaper. carousel-style interface with Lovefilm and Amazon content HATE No 3G option.2GHz dualcore SCREEN 7-inch.0.9-inch screen. AMAZON. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB. Solid build e H HATE Lack of dedicated tablet apps.UK 01 1 APPLE IPAD MINI FROM £269. Great screen HATE Processor can struggle. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1.ASUS. TESTED JANUARY 2013 08 A ASUS TRANSFORMER INFINITY £599. a premium build and great screen. microSD 04 APPLE IPAD 2 FROM £329. Reduced battery life T3 SAYS Beautiful full-HD screen aside. full-sized tablet market SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4. b lack of tablet-specific apps makes it less desirable but SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6. UK.COM/NEXUS. less sexy OS Android 4.6GHz quadcore SCREEN 10. now a little bit better – make sure you get enough storage for that Retina-ready gear… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Outstanding.CO. Average screen H T3 SAYS Sibling of the Prime. 2048x1536 STORAGE 16GB.0 PROCESSOR 1.7 £139. Optimised apps are lacking. TESTED JANUARY 2013 06 0 6 AMAZON KINDLE FIRE HD £159. Keyboard dock. £109. but not quite as portable as its seven-inch sibling SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Matches the iPad 2’s screen resolution. Plenty of storage plus a microSD slot.COM.0. Google Play access HATE Single core processor T3 SAYS A rare. AMAZON. backlit screen.ASUS.CO. microSD OS iOS 5 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 9. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE The pocket-friendly.9 FROM £229.CO.COM. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1. GOOGLE. Smooth operation.2GHz A8 single core SCREEN 9. Heavy on storage HATE More expensive than the equivalent iPad.COM/UK. £69. No USB charging.Tablets {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top four ebook readers 1 AMAZON KINDLE PAPERWHITE 3 AMAZON KINDLE The best ereader screen around.1 Jelly Bean PROCESSOR 1. AMAZON.1-inch. as upgrades go.1-inch. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 5 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Fantastic price with keyboard dock included HATE Flimsy keyboard. APPLE. No 3G option yet T3 T SAYS Like the Nexus 7 this gives power on the cheap.UK.COM/UK.7-inch. 4G LTE version available HATE Pricey. UK.3 PROCESSOR 1. 32GB. now backlit for late-night edification.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 8. GOOGLE.


SHOOTTHEFACE. Superb shots. for obvious reasons. excellent pictures. Entry is free. It costs $10 to enter a photo. Pricey for a point and shoot T3 SAYS Hefty feature set and rock-solid build plus con consistently sharp results. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE DSLR-quality photos.CO. CANON.CO. manual aperture ring HATE High ISO performance could be better.1 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 25-500mm ZOOM 24x VIDEO 1080 at 50fps WEIGHT 221g 05 FUJIFILM FINEPIX F660 EXR £92.CO. SAMSUNG.COM Choose a category – nature.1-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 2.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 7 . Sharp shots achievable at maximum zo zoom. TESTED JANUARY 2013 10 CANON EOS M £500. A champion travel zoom SPECIFICATIONS SPEC SENSOR 18-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18x55mm SCREEN 3-inch WEIGHT 570g M MEGAPIXELS 18. 15x zoom.CO. TESTED JULY 2011 09 SONY CYBER-SHOT HX20V £233.CO. Exceptionally good video recording HATE Reduced quality at high ISOs T T3 SAYS Consistent performance across stills and video. patterns.CO. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Fast autofocus. with a solid. The overall winner receives a full-time. 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 @ T3.295.8x VIDEO 1080p at 50fps WEIGHT 298g SENSOR 16. people. Cheap as chips HATE No touchscreen.UK. Manual controls aplenty. Smaller sensor than rivals.COM/UK. Video Snapshot recording mode HATE Jerky autofocus that’s audible on video T3 SAYS With excellent results across stills and video. Pro-quality manual controls. plus plenty on offer for pros. TESTED JUNE 2012 LOVE Superb image quality and great low-light shooting thanks to fine high ISO performance HATE The RRP is quite high. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 07 SONY ALPHA SLT-A37 £320.UK.6-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 3. SONY. Decent stills. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 CANON EOS 7D £1. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Wide.UK. Smartphone-style controls HATE Need to dial down exposure in bright sunlight T3 SAYS Near pro-quality shots without the bulk of a DSLR. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb still image quality. SONY. CANON.CO.UK.7-inch WEIGHT 506g (body only) 03 SAMSUNG NX300 £600.COM 01 CANON EOS 650D £567. viewfinder. FUJIFILM. Sony’s not-a-DSLR is a fine camera vi SPECIFICATIONS S MEGAPIXELS 12.4 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-80mm ZOOM 4x VIDEO 1080 at 48fps WEIGHT 286g 04 CANON EOS 600D £449. so choose carefully. Lightweight yet solid build. the 600D remains an excellent choice SPECIFICATIONS L LOVE Broad zoom range. Tiltable AMOLED touchscreen. PANASONIC. 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.31-inch AMOLED touchscreen WEIGHT 284g MEGAPIXELS 12. animal kingdom – and get stuck in. Built-in Wi-Fi HATE No viewfinder or built-in flash T3 SAYS Cutting-edge camera features in an attractive.213. professional photography course worth £3. with good low-light performance and smooth 1080p video.UK. plus $300 towards your next bit of camera gubbins. 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. CANON. SAMSUNG. A wealth of compatible lenses HATE No handgrip.UK. LSPAWARDS.UK.UK. Solid build. No touchscreen T3 SAYS Easy to use for beginners.7 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-90mm ZOOM 3. touchscreen control SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Brilliant 1080p video and sharp 18-megapixel shots.CO. A point and shoot with class SPECIFICATIONS SENSOR 21. easy-to-use set of features HATE Price will put off less serious snappers T3 SAYS A workhorse of a DSLR. but you need to be over 18. CANON. The most advanced compact around SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Semi-transparent mirror means faster shooting and focusing. TESTED JUNE 2013 08 8 SAMSUNG EX2F £300. Versatile mode dial and features galore HATE HA Minor issues with stills.{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. compact package – a winner SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Dashing metal build and larger-than-average sensor that comes into its own in low lighting. so shop around T3 SAYS An impressive DSLR with great image quality and swift.COM/UK.

TESTED OCTOBER 2012 08 ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A £700. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1. Requires web connection T3 SAYS Incredible cheapness makes this a good second machine.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs SCREEN 11. Top screen HATE Middling battery life.449. good-VFM option that also has a touch of style SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13.5hrs AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.3-inch. APPLE. but added peace of mind. DELL. Windows-based MacBook alternative from Dell SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13.249.COM/UK.CO. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1.3-inch.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs SCREEN 13. Reasonably priced HATE Tricky touchpad.3-inch.3-inch.6-inch. Good VFM HATE Weighty.CO. UK. 2560x1600 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 2.COM/UK. Great battery life. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. now with next-gen power. 100GB of cloud storage p H HATE Chrome OS lacks support. 1440x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1.6-inch.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7. ACER. MALWAREBYTES. making repelling viruses more pleasing. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Classic Air design.UK. No longer the thinnest laptop T3 SAYS Same great design with even more remarkable performance.COM No real-time protection.CO.COM/UK. SOPHOS. What it lacks in power it makes up for with style and portability SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Core i7 processor and 256GB solid state drive create a quick performer. 1920x1080 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 2.UK. although admittedly not outstanding HATE Relatively poor battery life T3 SAYS Attractive and powerful.UK 2 FOR MACS SOPHOS ANTIVIRUS 4 ANTI-MALWARE MALWAREBYTES Runs in the background for low-key protection. Ultra-fast SSD storage HATE Expensive T3 SAYS Amazing screen and a sky-high price tag SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible price tag. AVAST. TESTED MARCH 2013 10 DELL XPS 13 FROM £999.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 6hrs 02 ASUS ZENBOOK UX31 £800. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1.ASUS.1GHz/8GB STORAGE 1TB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 8hrs SCREEN 13.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM 1.COM Won’t unduly drain resources but does provide protection from phishing.COM.Computers {FOCUS} Free security for your Mac or PC 1 3 FOR PCS FIREWALL AVAST! 8 ZONEALARM FREE The interface has been improved. Beats Audio.COM. ACER.5GHz/8GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs S SCREEN 11. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Amazing screen. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Attractive and sturdy all-metal design.5hrs SCREEN 13-inch. Apple has improved its winning formula SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slimline design matches the Zenbook UX31 at #2. Gorilla Glass screen. Screen could be better T3 SAYS The smartest ultrabook. aluminium looks.1GHz dualcore/2GB STORAGE 320GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 3hrs 05 HP SPECTRE XT £685. DELL. HP.ASUS.8GHz Core i7 processor and 256GB solid state drive. Seriously thin and portable.CO. Solid spec. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Elegant design conceals a throbbing. even if style and battery life suffer a bit as a result SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 15. or one for undemanding users ma SPECIFICATIONS SPE SCREEN 13.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs 03 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 13-INCH £1. Chunkier than other ultrabooks T3 SAYS High-end processing power at a low price. this is another credible.ORG 01 DELL XPS 15 £695.COM/UK.9GHz/8GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 8.3-inch. 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 13.3-inch. 1. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1.CO. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. 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. 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. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Best laptop screen around. APPLE. TESTED MARCH 2013 09 ACER C7 CHROMEBOOK £199.3-inch. this Zenbook is a very solid. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 ACER ASPIRE S3 £475. Excellent build quality. UK. Comfy keyboard HATE Fewer connections than our #1.UK. 256GB SSD for the same price as many 128GB ultrabooks. ZONEALARM.4GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs 04 APPLE MACBOOK PRO WITH RETINA DISPLAY 13-INCH £1. Top performer thanks to powerful processor and graphics card. Decent screen and acceptable processor. TESTED APRIL 2012 07 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 11-INCH £929. the XPS 15 T3 SAYS With its slinky aluminium case.UK. APPLE.

88-inch 800x240 3D/4. useful GamePad. though needs new issues.8GHz GRAPHICS 2x Nvidia GTX 680 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/2TB HDD and 240GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 10x USB.PLAYSTATION. Dual analogue controls. TESTED JUNE 2012 LO A Blu-ray player.CO. Bluetooth 4.UK. Outgunned by the Wii U T3 SAYS This underpowered cutesie is still a hit for family-friendly gaming. PCSPECIALIST.UK. but needs games SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Beautifully designed and newly colourful. media server that’s 3D-ready and LOVE supports the rather nifty Move controller (£24).COM/UK.0 BATTERY 8hrs (video). 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. DVI. HDMI. About 97 in gadget years T3 SAYS A slick and powerful games and media machine SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible specs for under a grand. VGA. A5 processor and iOS 6 HATE Pricey. APPLE. 4x USB.CO.UK.1. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 0 08 8 APPLE IPOD TOUCH FROM £249.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 9 . TESTED MARCH 2012 09 NINTENDO 3DS XL £165. G Wi-Fi. bolder Retina Display. AV out 03 3 NINTENDO WII U PREMIUM FROM £249. About level pegging with PS3 for classic titles. and cheaper than ever SPECIFICATIONS STORAGE 512MB SSD BLU-RAY/DVD No/No CONNECTIVITY 2x USB. 854x480 BATTERY 3-5 hours SCREEN 4-inch. 3x HDMI. most powerful handheld yet. ethernet 02 2 SONY PS3 SUPER SLIM £229.CO.18-inch 320x240 touch CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. USB.COM 01 MICROSOFT XBOX 360 25 250GB £190.UK. eSATA. Great for exclusives. DVI.6GHz GRAPHICS 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX670 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/1TB HDD and 120GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 8x USB. Heft makes it cumbersome. Too many overly simple party games. Oh. fun and truly innovative. XBOX. No AC adaptor T3 SAYS Big screens and range of games impresses.CO. UK. It’s not cheap. CHILLBLAST. Affordable.415.6GHz i5.CO. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE Xbox Live remains #1 for online gaming. ideally exclusive ones T T3 SAYS Nintendo’s again reinvented the way we play. 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. eSata. TESTED NOVEMBER 2011 06 VANQUISH ECLIPSE 670 MKII £999. ethernet. NFC BATTERY 5 hours SCREEN 4. G Wi-Fi AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.2-inch. Bluetooth 2. and you supp can play pl games on it. GAMEINFORMER.UK. SD. £2. 3. Full-HD graphics at last for Mario and co HATE Needs more games desperately. 2x USB. ALIENWARE. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 ALIENWARE M17X R3 SPECIFICATIONS £1. TESTED NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Powerful i5 processor overclocked to 4.UK.UK. though P PROCESSOR Core i7 2GHz GRAPHICS Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M RAM/STORAGE 4GB/256GB CONNECTIVITY 4x USB. though the high running costs may put off less hardcore fraggles SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Bigger screens look great and the 3D sweet spot is much larger. ethernet LOVE Cheap. NFC GAMEPAD Touchcreen 6. 40 hrs (audio) 04 PLAYSTATION VITA FROM £217. EDGE-ONLINE. FREE. including a 4. 5x USB. Blu-ray reader STORAGE 320GB BLU-RAY/DVD Yes/Yes CONNECTIVITY HDMI. PS4’s new best-pal? HATE Pricey games and memory cards. Battery life only fair T3 SAYS The best. too.5mm audio BATTERY 4 hours 05 CHILLBLAST FUSION FIRESTORM £1. ethernet. 1136x640 touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. Boosted battery life HATE Looks cheap.COM US retailer GameSpot’s monthly is the biggest games mag in the world.49. NINTENDO. Curved design is very ergonomic. FREE. 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. AV out PROCESSOR Core i5 4.CO.COM. NINTENDO.PLAYSTATION. Bigger. Also has the T3 Awardwinning Kinect to play with and great XBLA budget gaming hub HATE No Blu-ray drive. ATOMIXMAG. Tactile.COM This Mexican mag is beautifully designed. Well-considered interactivity nowadays.8GHz and Nvidia GTX 680 graphics deliver fast. UK. 960x544 OLED touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. 2x HDMI.199. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 LOVE Quality five-inch OLED touchscreen and quadcore power. £2. fluid gameplay HATE Expensive… but worth it T3 SAYS Bone-crushing specs for serious PC gamers SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR Core i5 4. but for those with a 3DS there’s little incentive to upgrade SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 5-inch.COM. 4 HDMI.99. NINTENDO. SWIPE-MAG. A few really classic titles HATE No Blu-ray or even DVD. No HD graphics. 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. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Genuinely revolutionary platform. N Wi-Fi. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 10 NINTENDO WII £129. VGA.CO. too.COM 2 4 ATOMIX SWIPE Clever iOS-focused read pools content from 52 sites. Good games.{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”.

Fi Ethernet. Ambilight trickery HATE Overly processed HD. anytime RY LOVE Pristine high-def images. stand-up comic – ie: him in real life – is a very funny mix of awkwardness. but more online content is needed SPECIFICATIONS S E SPECIFICATIONS S SCREEN 42-inch.UK. offering superior HD and 3D image quality and strong smart features SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS SP NEW E SC SCREEN 47-inch. DLNA. High-quality audio system. Ethernet. too SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Content-rich internet portal and excellent multimedia playback. Looks highly stylish HATE Lacklustre blacks. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI.UK. Bluetooth 3. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI. Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi. divorcee. 2x USB. Excellent networked features HATE Bulky design. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. component.0 mean immediate content is abound HATE The design is striking but also a little impractical T3 SAYS Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. T G Great! Now we just need more content… RY LOVE Excellent HD and 3D visuals.002. VGA. in the USA: essential. digital audio out.390.0. sharp 3D HATE Voice and gesture control are nice but inessential y T3 SAYS A beautifully made smart telly capable of really excellent pictures.900. SD. Reliable multimedia streaming. OUT NOW 2 3 VEEP S1 LOUIE S1 The new Curb Your Enthusiasm. 3x USB. Jam-packed internet TV portal HATE Jumbled interface. digital audio.CO.699. scart. SAMSUNG. Sophisticated design.COM. PC. SD DL SCREEN 47-inch. feature-packed slimline set. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch. component SCREEN 55-inch. PC. Strong 3D. so what better time to get all but the last half-dozen episodes on Blu-ray? Or maybe wait. Bright. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Outstanding HD image quality. Bluetooth. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Price also somewhat cumbersome T3 SAYS An astounding plasma telly with a feature set and picture quality worth shouting about SCREEN 50-inch. 3x USB. PC. SC Wi-Fi. SONY. WLAN. Excellent Smart TV content and app store. composite video. involving picture that’s especially good for action and sports. ethernet AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. component. optical digital audio NT 02 PANASONIC VIERA TX-47DT65 £1. PANASONIC. PC. component. S 3x USB. LG.COM/UK.COM/UK.392. Fi.CO. PANASONIC. component. scart. scart. 3x USB. DLAN. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Crisp picture quality courtesy of powerful image processing. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Via adaptors: scart/component t RY NEW LOVE Edge-to edge glass makes for an attractive look. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 09 PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1. Louis CK’s The Thick of It. TESTED JULY 2012 10 LG 47LM660 £1. beautiful build. PHILIPS. Wi-Fi. . optical digital audio NT 03 SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. Superb file support. composite. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Customisable smart TV interface. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Smartphone apps. component. sharp edges and pathos. Ethernet.UK.519. scart. FROM £14 PER SERIES. Wi-Fi. TESTED JULY 2013 06 SONY BRAVIA KDL-55HX853 £1. but im image quality could be improved SPECIFICATIONS SP SCREEN 46-inch. Wi-Fi.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .CO. optical digital audio SCREEN 47-inch. £19. component. Wi-Fi. SAMSUNG. DLNA content sharing HATE 3D crosstalk. Basic EPG T3 SAYS Fantastic design and an Ambilight glow.UK. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Single tuner T3 SAYS Outstanding motion handling makes this a g great telly for action junkies RY LOVE Bold design.UK. Wi-Fi 3 NT 04 PANASONIC VIERA TX-P50VT50 0 £1.COM/UK. Well stocked and laid out web portal. 3x USB. OUT JUNE 3 meta-comedy about a middle-aged. TESTED AUGUST 2012 ction LOVE Crisp. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. TESTED JULY 2013 08 LG 55LM960V £1.000. Seven pairs of 3D glasses included HATE Over-stressed black levels. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI. OUT JUNE 3 01 SAMSUNG UE46F8000 S £1.Televisions {CONTENT} Catch-up TV on Blu-ray 1 BREAKING BAD S1-5 This drugs epic is almost at an end. PANASONIC. Entertaining net portal. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. 3x USB. A proper Wi-Fi media hub.999. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. SD slot. USB. LG. Slimline and stylish design p HATE Picture processing artefacts and visible crosstalk H T3 T SAYS Attractive. Twin tuners lets it work as a PVR. Via adaptor: Scart 05 SAMSUNG UE46ES8000 NT £1.CO. Series 2 hits Sky Atlantic this month… £22.COM/UK. 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. DLAN. digital audio. 3x USB. Wi-Fi. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. 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.CO. Attractive looks HATE 3D specs not included. component SCREEN 55-inch. Blacks are a little crushed T3 SAYS A thoroughbred performer. TESTED JULY 2013 07 PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT50 £1. Limited catch-up TV selection T3 SAYS On-demand TV organised the way you want it. 3x USB.650.399. Outstanding motion resolution. SONY.

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.UK. Slick operating system and a comprehensive set of connections HATE Limited web content. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 0 10 SONOS PLAYBAR £599. TESTED MAY 2013 LOVE Built-in modem. Wi-Fi. VIRGINMEDIA. on-demand aplenty and great apps SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Powerful stereo sound that’s crisp. high-end 2. ethernet SIZE 430x193x42mm CONNECTIONS HDMI. line out.600.000W CHANNELS 5.CO. optical. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Five satellite speakers. Now includes BBC iPlayer and 4oD HATE Subscription cost is high T3 SAYS Still the best PVR choice with a slick interface. ethernet SIZE 430x188x41mm 04 ONKYO TX-NR515 £249.1 CONNECTIONS Analogue. £870. no matter what it’s playing. SKY. 3D Blu-ray player with great performance. EPSON. ethernet. SONY. Slick interface. a sub and net-connected.1 CONNECTIONS 2x HDMI.UK 01 SKY+ HD 2TB £149. at an affordable price SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Exemplary hi-def pictures in 2D and 3D.CO.UK 4 EPSON EH-TW8100 Another high-end classic with splendid 2D and 3D picture and quiet operation. 2x HDMI. optical audio in SIZE 85x900x140mm AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.CO. especially if you’re not bothered about Wi-Fi connectivity SPECIFICATIONS CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. future-proof B Blu-ray deck at a reasonable price SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Neatly designed. HATE Full internet browser is nice. £939. composite.1 system with stunningly pure sound quality. SONY. 2x USB. composite. Noisy running. Recommends shows you might like HATE Expensive. All the big UK channels on board HATE No integrated Wi-Fi. Excellent image quality and ease of use. audio.ONKYO.5TB storage. plus 500GB for on-demand. at a groovy price HATE Satellites are a touch on the small side T3 SAYS A full 5. but awkward to navigate HA T3 S SAYS A feature-packed. HDMI.COM/UK. 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. 4x digital audio. PANASONIC. The 100. despite slight lack of black detail.UK. Tivo’s intelligent programming.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 3 1 . ethernet. TESTED APRIL 2013 09 PANASONIC DMP-BDT220 £191. and “a bit” pricey T3 SAYS A good-looking. audio out. a huge content library and three tuners SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Simple design looks stylish parked under your telly. Pricey T3 SAYS Making this much content available without a subscription is a winning deal SPECIFICATIONS POWER 1. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 08 LG BP420 £100.UK 2 SONY VPL-HW50ES Motion resolution is best in class for stunning action sequences.COM.CO. SD SIZE 430x179x38mm 05 VIRGIN MEDIA TIVO £199. Can upscale images to 4K resolution HATE No AirPlay. 2D and 3D picture quality T3 places this Blu-ray deck amongst the top decks SPECIFICATIONS POWER 130W per channel CONNECTIONS 8x HDMI. SONY. unlike some rival receivers T3 SAYS A polished multichannel AV receiver with all the modern trimmings.COM.UK Bargain projector that punches above its weight in 2D and 3D.COM. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE Unbeatable content.COM.UK. Interface not completely intuitive. BENQ. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 07 YOUVIEW HUMAX DTR-T1000 £239. FOCAL. 2TB hard disk. composite. Tricky NAS streaming H T SAYS Unimpeachable.COM.CO. coaxial digital audio out. Eight HDMI inputs. Occasional buffering and box glitches T3 SAYS State-of-the-art hardware. Wi-Fi via dongle CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi.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. SONOS. EPSON.CO. Virtual surround effect could be better T3 SAYS An excellent soundbar with added streaming skills. 3D. YOUVIEW. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 LOVE Bombastic. 130W-per-channel oomph. 2x USB. 5x composite.250. digital. wireless Kleer connectivity 02 SONY BDV-N590 £399. 2x USB. £3. 2x USB. UK. £2. Worth the entry fee… SPECIFICATIONS TYPE Satellite HD CHANNELS 65 TUNERS 2 STORAGE 2TB/350hrs HD recording POWER 2x 35W + 80W CHANNELS 2. 5x analogue audio. optical digital audio out. optical out. ethernet TYPE Freeview HD HD CHANNELS 5 TUNERS 2 STORAGE 500GB/125hrs HD recording 03 SONY BDP-S790 £199.COM. Delivers a real boost to TV sonics HATE Pricey. 4K-ready. Massive 1. 80W subwoofer and a high-end finish HATE No surround sound. LG.{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.000:1 contrast ratio doesn’t hurt. TESTED JANUARY 2013 06 6 FOCAL BIRD £800. A decent all-rounder SPECIFICATIONS TYPE Cable HD CHANNELS 36 TUNERS 3 STORAGE 1TB/250hrs HD recording CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. USB.CO.

A fine alternative to the one-box streaming norm SPECIFICATIONS POWER 2x 65W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. A wireless dock everyone can enjoy SPECIFICATIONS POWER 40W CONNECTIVITY USB. PIONEER. BRAVEN. wireless multi-room system HATE Fiddly Wi-Fi syncing. brains and better-than-average sound. £149.5mm out SIZE 300x180x120mm 02 £244 WITHOUT SPEAKERS.CO. Android/Apple docking. 3. USB. 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. brightly coloured and great sound quality. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 LOVE Powerful. PHILIPS. CAMBRIDGEAUDIO. Multi-room via iOS only T3 SAYS Looks. audio in. optical in. DLNA. TESTED JANUARY 2012 08 PURE JONGO S3 £170.0. a classy design and a strong wireless connection for AirPlay streaming. New app makes iTunes syncing easy HATE Bass wobbles at higher volumes T3 SAYS Elegant audio executed excellently. BOWERS-WILKINS. too.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . RCA SIZE 520x218x155mm POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY AirPlay. Bluetooth pairing is easy and reliable. AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity.5mm audio in SIZE 131x139x135mm NT 04 PIONEER X-SMC3 £138.COM. Winner.COM Drop-proof. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 LOVE Denon’s ditched the original Ceol’s CD player but kept AirPlay.5mm out SIZE 180x90x234mm POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. auxiliary analogue. Ideal for rave dads on the Costa.UK.COM This 3D speaker pushes the bass to the fore. TESTED JUNE 2013 LOVE Superb. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Powerful and articulate 100W sound. DENON. splash-proof. with a massive dose of features for not much money SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Crisp. sleek design. digital coaxial. £160. AirPlay. digital optical. JABRA.COM. TESTED MARCH 2010 10 ELIPSON PLANET LW £1.5mm in SIZE 300x210x350mm 03 PHILIPS FIDELIO SOUNDSPHERE £450.Home audio {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top portable speakers 1 JAWBONE JAMBOX 3 DAMSON OYSTER Small. analogue.COM. You can control it all using your smartphone HATE Go properly multi-room and the costs pile up T3 SAYS A simple. Wi-Fi.FM support.COM 2 4 BRAVEN BRV-1 JABRA SOLEMATE The trainer-like design won’t suit all tastes but this is one LOUD mini-speaker.COM/UK. 3. RCA. Wonderful ease of use and simple wireless setup. the Jongo S3 is a great introduction to multi-room audio SPECIFICATIONS E SPECIFICATIONS POWER 4x 2. 3. Bluetooth. Can’t be linked to other hi-fi kit T3 SAYS Bold design.200. 3. Pricey T3 SAYS Stunning sound quality without Apple or Android prejudice. Great. PHILIPS. punchy sound quality with built-in valve amplification. USB SIZE 450x148x240mm 05 SONOS PLAY:5 £321. Bluetooth 3.CO.CO. detailed sound quality. too HATE No LCD display means setup is awkward T3 SAYS Quality speakers with added AirPlay? Love it POWER 2x 50W CONNECTIVITY Line in. light and good for 12 hours of poolside play. ethernet (Sonos proprietary streaming). ethernet. 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. well-rounded look HATE Expensive. multi-room sound.UK. an iPod dock. TESTED MAY 2013 06 BOWERS & WILKINS A5 £454. Can be linked for an easy.COM 01 CAMBRIDGE AUDIO MINX AIR 100 £330. The A5 is the little black dress of speakers SPECIFICATIONS S POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. Ethernet. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 DENON CEOL PICCOLO 07 7 PHILIPS AW9000 £320. £319 WITH. AirPlay.UK. ethernet. Decent battery life. line in. small.UK. Bluetooth HATE USB playback is hit and miss.5mm SIZE 354x182x118mm POWER 4x 20W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi.UK. PURE. effective and classy way to pump well-rounded audio into every room SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Superb sound. TESTED JANUARY 2012 09 9 SAMSUNG DA-E750 £499.CO. 3. JAWBONE. AirPlay. Rugged. AirPlay. AirPlay SIZE 265x410mm RY NEW LOVE Good sound for the cost. USB media playback and internet radio. line in SIZE 217x365x123mm POWER 2x 50W CONNECTIVITY Proprietary wireless streaming via 30-pin or USB dongle SIZE 290mm circumference AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. Bluetooth via USB dongle. ELIPSON.COM. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE AirPlay and DLNA streaming. Add the free Fidelio app and you get internet radio.5W + 10W CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. DAMSONAUDIO. while the wood veneer speakers look classy HATE DLNA set-up needs to be made simpler T3 SAYS Buxom chunks of wireless sonic bliss.CO. SAMSUNG. £150. £180. Spotify and Last. plus excellent audio quality HATE Not much of a looker T3 SAYS A no-nonsense slab of audio power. easy wireless streaming and great audio go some way towards justifying the LW’s high price SPECIFICATIONS POWER N/A CONNECTIVITY Wireless. iOS/ Android dock. See more on page 118. AllShare Play. SONOS.

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. slightly worse on everything else.UK.000 Hz CORD LENGTH Not quoted 05 05 AIAIAI TMA-1 £163.CO. URBANEARS.2m AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. Swift. but when the batteries run out the music dies SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Fetching. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 06 6 URBANEARS PLATTAN £39.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE NT RY J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 3 3 . Lightweight. 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.COM. Android-powered PMP.COM/UK New. doesn’t come particularly cheap HA T3 SAYS Super comfort and the highest audio quality lity justify the higher price tag.CO. TESTED JUNE 2012 0 08 8 B&W P5 £249.{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. The looks are self-consc self-consciously “premium” and consequently a bit naff Y The T P5 has a high-end look. A muso’s delight SPECIFICATIONS L LOVE Outstanding audio with good noise isolation HATE HAT A E Bested by the cheaper P3s at #1.UK. feel and price. Evidently. 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. it worked SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Lasso-style hangers keep buds securely in your ears.000Hz IMP CORD LENGTH 1.2m C 02 2 PARROT ZIK DESIGN BY STARCK £280. 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. larger 2. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 LOVE Loud Lo but precise sound quality. PARROT. 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. and is cheaper.36m IMPEDANCE 85 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20.UK. TESTED JANUARY 2011 10 SONY XBA-S65 £79. £249.3m CO 04 4 BEATS BY DR DRE EXECUTIVE £269. Foldable design HAT A Noise cancelling requires AAA batteries HATE T3 SAYS Exceptional sound quality. bass-loaded audio SPECIFICATIONS IMPEDANCE Not quoted FREQUENCY RANGE Not quoted CORD LENGTH 1. Extremely Extrem effective noise cancelling. full-bodied audio. apps and games oozes quality each time it’s redesigned. Now only available as 16GB model. £129. Great noise isolation from snug in-ear fit. Crisp sound.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.BEATSBYDRE. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 09 9 URBANEARS ZINKEN £80. APPLE. Play-Doh-like design.UK.COM. 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. A great hipster’s choice SPECIFICATIONS S IMPEDANCE 34 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20. SAMSUNG. PHILIPS. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Sensitive speakers. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 07 07 SENNHEISER CX 890I £119.COM/UK 2 SONY WALKMAN 4 SAMSUNG GALAXY S NWZ-Z1060 WI-FI 4.COM/UK 01 B&W P3 £169. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 LOVE Looks better than the P5 below. Excellent on-ear touch controls HATE Battery life not brilliant.000Hz CORD LENGTH Wireless IMPEDANCE 32 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 17-23. An anti-tangle cord adds further niceness HATE Luxury. ideal for pop and rock.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.CO. TESTED NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Clear.UK. The sign of a true audio gent… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Good noise isolation and crisp. BOWERS-WILKINS. transparent audio with meaty bass and nicely retro retr stylings. with punchy. as ever. branding-free. AIAIAI.UK Another excellent.CO.CO. properly punchy bass and a stylishly rugged.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. URBANEARS. SENNHEISER. more compact and lighter. APPLE.7m NEW IMPEDANCE 24 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 6-24.000 Hz CORD LENGTH 1.COM. reliable Bluetooth pairing and active e noise-cancelling.DK. SONY. UK. FROM £249.5-inch touchscreen. though only 8GB storage.COM. BOWERS-WILKINS.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Great audio. SONY.2 Slightly better than the Touch on audio. A simple. with T3 SAYS swanky sound quality to match SPECIFICATIONS SPECIF IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-25 000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. £80.CO.2m 03 3 PHILIPS FIDELIO L1 £200.2m IMPEDANCE 60 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20.1m IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20. 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.

weatherproof build.UK Doubles the battery life. Customisable. Crisp menus. Lightweight L enough to carry anywhere. five-inch screen.COM/UK. ASTROGAMING. sleek. 2x AA batteries 02 0 2 ASTRO GAMING A50 £249. £27. LOGITECH. Pow! £73. ethernet RESOLUTION Up to 5. 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. Comprehensive mapping HATE No Live services.COM. Free traffic updates HATE With map updates gratis. this is small. TESTED JULY 2011 LOVE Great build quality.9 or later 03 03 FITBIT ONE £80. but for more demanding photographers this provides top quality prints SPECIFICATIONS CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 4. EPSON. Mac OS X 10.0 BATTERY LIFE 4 days SIZE 147-197mm circumference WEIGHT From 27g 05 TOMTOM GO LIVE 1005 £260 + £47 PER YEAR. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 07 LOVE Top-notch audio quality with Dolby 7. 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. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Larger screen.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. Adds a kickstand. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 SCREEN 4. MOBILEFUN. there’s little to dislike here T3 SAYS The ultimate co-pilot.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 4 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 NT RY . Vista. £30.0 BATTERY LIFE 5-7 days SIZE 48x19x10mm WEIGHT 8g CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. PS3 and Xbox 360 SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH PERFORMANCE M MOUSE MX £50. this grips and bends to suit your needs SPECIFICATIONS LOV LOVE Free iPhone app. USB 2. INCIPIO. USB.0. JOBY.0.UK.1 surround sound from a wireless. XP.COM.COM/PLUS. the Rider is good. TOMTOM.COM 01 GARMIN 3490LMT 3490LM £235. 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. reliable and won’t steal your boiled sweets SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH K360 WIRELESS KEYBOARD SPECIFICATIONS £23.CO. slick. TESTED MARCH 2011 10 0 TOMTOM RIDER £349. smartphone-like design. $30. Xbox 360 players s will have to wire it to their controller d T3 SAYS THE accessory for gamers.3 inches CONNECTIVITY USB 2.0 SIZE 130x101x53mm AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. Bluetooth 4. Easy Wi-Fi setup and simple printing from iPhones HATE Prints are more expensive than average T3 T SAYS It’s not cheap. OTTERBOX.CO.COM. five-inch screen SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Well-thought-out.COM OTTERBOX DEFENDER Protection against drops and dust without too much excess bulk. TESTED AUGUST 2012 06 LOVE Slim. GARMIN. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Flexibility adds creative freedom.4kg 4 04 JOBY GORILLAPOD SLR-ZOOM JOB £42. Simple-to-navigate maps and a responsive touchscreen. FITBIT. with excellent sound quality across PC. if a little primitive SPECIFICATIONS E SCREEN 5 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 143x88x19mm NEW SCREEN 4. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 09 NIKE+ FUELBAND £129.760dpi SIZE 465x458x198mm WEIGHT 11. 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. One year of TomTom’s Live services free. 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. Mac.3. TOMTOM. 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. giving you motiv motivational Fuel to burn HATE Not as good as Fitbit.COM 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 FLIP COVER 4 GALAXY NOTE 2 MUGEN BATTERY & COVER Slimline bumper-and-flip job protects your S4’s bountiful. Reliably stable HATE Lacks height T3 SAYS A solid yet flexible tripod for every imaginable surface. MUGENPOWER BATTERIES. bike-specific features. Rugged. relatively low-res screen T3 SAYS The best satnav for two wheels rather than T fo four. NIKE. TESTED MARCH 2013 08 EPSON PX830FWD £348. Ups your activity all-day.3 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 122x74x9mm LOVE Works with PC and Mac. LOGITECH.COM. noise-cancelling headset HATE The cost may cause a little anxiety. Very comfortable.UK.COM.CO.

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