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


make it hotter with T3’s 50+ summer essentials. courtesy of tech T3 investigates… Revisited 93 Zero Dark Thirty. faster processor. hobby-horse bicycle. speeding MAMILs and middle-of-the-roaders Home 77 The first ultra-HD media players are here. Lincoln and more… Music The Child of Lov’s electro-stoner soul Apps. hearts enscribed with “Mum”. Plus the ultimate garden-party paraphernalia Drive 80 Silicon Valley’s high-tech houses: desirable areas. games. 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. stay-put fitness ’buds Supertest: smart TVs 109 No. build a Steam Box PC RATED 360 review: Samsung Galaxy S4 99 Obsession: tattooing This month’s gadget musts. in VERY vivid detail Life on Mars? 26 Soundtrack your workout session with these sweat-proof. flying and doing whatever a spider can. Are Sonos and Cambridge Minx sweating yet? Group test: sports earphones 106 The best sunglasses money can buy Pulse Pulse: bike special You just got served. from Bitcoin to goal-line tech. splashing the carnage up your walls Need list 18 Eat a killer fish. films and events of 2013 FEATURES Feel-good summer tech 56 PLAY The Essential: Daft Punk are back! 45 We remove our helmets to listen to their new album.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. from TomTom’s latest satnav to Samsung’s Galaxy Mega Hot. retro-tinged Honda superbike Fitness tech meets GPS. by a robot tennis coach Bikes. 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. from waterproof cameras to barbecues to booze. 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. hot headphones 20 Spiderwebs. Check them out. Is this the best Android yet? Our verdict is in… Review: Pure Jongo 104 All-seeing toddler monitors. more features than you can shake a stick at. 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 . 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. Random Access Memories Games 47 Wherever you’re heading on your holidays. 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. But there might be on other planets. clobber ’n’ tech for hip kids. and this interplanetary cam will spot it Viewing recommended 28 Twin-tuners. websites & ebooks Updates on the biggest tech stories of the last two years. improved interfaces and access to more content than ever before… Group test: Bluetooth speakers 118 Robot mowers evolve.


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

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

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

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

£TBC. even after you leave the car. It can also play as part of a surround-sound speaker team. while a 2W speaker provides a certain amount of sound. £TBC. TOMTOM. An Intel Core processor – precise model unconfirmed as yet – two USB slots. 11. OUT NOW {4} TO PROJECT AND SERVE Asus B1M Projector How can you make your PowerPoint presentation more impressive? One answer is star wipes. TOSHIBA. full-HD. Sexy it ain’t. A redesigned user interface offers quick search options – your live map is shown in the background – and clearer traffic information. all with a lifetime sub to TomTom’s real-time traffic service.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.9mm.UK. £529. It comes in 4.UK. You can also send traffic info to your smartphone via Bluetooth – ensuring safe journeys. Dual 60W speakers pump out soundtracks with aplomb. ASUS.COM/UK. It collects files straight from your network-connected laptop. there’s this wireless projector.or six-inch screen sizes. while Dolby Digital 5. but for even greater classiness. 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. HDMI and an SD card reader all feature. while an integrated orientation sensor works to optimise sound performance depending on its position in the room. A three-month speed camera trial will help you avoid the need for Chris Huhnetype fraudulence. Rip the detachable. OUT TBC {3} RAISING THE BAR Philips HTL5120 On a mission to improve your TV’s sound quality without adding any cable mess.CO. guys: this Windows 8 Pro Toshiba is the latest hybrid device offering a bit of both. but the Z10t does feel reassuringly businesslike. tablet or smartphone and turns them into 51-inch images. PHILIPS.1 helps with the Virtual Surround. OUT MAY 1 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . £250. with its LED light serving up 700 big lumens of brightness and a 1280x800 image resolution. The wing-shaped profile has been engineered for either wall or table-top mounting.3-. five.6-inch touchscreen tablet from the splash-resistant keyboard dock and input switches from backlit keys to ten-finger multi-touch accordingly. Philips has loaded its Double Bass tech into this Bluetooth-connected soundbar. 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. while a solidstate drive keeps moving parts to a minimum and the thickness to just 19.COM.CO.

while a dualcore 1. With Intel Pentium or Celeron processors. EQ controls have been mysteriously abandoned. a 19.0 and NFC. with hours. SAMSUNG. Not content with above-average eyesight.COM. OUT JUNE {5} TIME IS FLUID Ressence Type 3 Forget regular watch faces. OUT NOW WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. A thermostatic valve system allows for the addition and removal of liquid so the dome is always totally – but not overly – full. OUT T NOW {6} THEN THEY LIVED HAPPILY IN HI-DEF… Kobo Aura HD Kobo’s latest ereader comes with a built-in backlight. and a hotshoe means you can add an external flash. OUT JUNE {9} VA-VA ZOOM Sony Cyber-shot HX50 Go on. take a closer look. with its 6.5GB of RAM should deliver splendid performance. storing them in the 4GB provided. it’s a watch whose face is filled with fluid. it also includes tech borrowed from Sony’s high-end RX range. 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.COM. It’s easy on the eye. plus Android Jelly Bean OS. overlaid with Samsung’s beloved TouchWiz. So you’ve learned something today. OUT NOW {10} ABSOLUTELY PHABLETULOUS Samsung Galaxy Mega What? The Galaxy S4’s five-inch screen.5-inch display not big enough for you? Samsung’s latest “phablet” or “tablone” – the Galaxy Mega – has a 720p. so you can now choose from a selection of 2.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.7GHz chip and 1. Basically. £TBC. so it’s compatible with most existing PC and Mac DJ software.5 million e-tomes.4-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and Wi-Fi for uploading your long-lens shots of Prince Harry cavorting directly to social networks. Also on-board: an eight-“mega”pixel camera. £140.CO. £TBC. £130. 4G.COM/UK. It also shoots 50fps full-HD video. so you can forget headlining the Ministry with this. with Windows 8 home screens for everyone. £350. $35.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 9 . but it does offer a cheap musical fix. ACER.COM. RESSENCE. Kobo has been busily filling the shelves of its online bookstore. 1080x1440 resolution. this is the first compact camera to feature a 30x optical zoom. including a 20. NUMARK. so you can mix Black Sabbath into Chrvches using just a laptop and the very smallest of trestle tables.3-incher. Bluetooth 4. or Note II’s 5. while a dedicated EV dial on the back lets you fiddle with exposure compensation like a pro. 1600x900 LCD screen and Dolby Home Theatre surround sound. or adding them via the miracle of microSD. faders and two FX dials. You can connect directly to speakers and also via USB and MIDI. SONY. integrated graphics and up to 16GB RAM it may not exactly challenge Deep Blue. seconds and days displayed as if you’re looking into an amphibian’s bulging eye.EU.000. putting it in direct competition with the Kindle Paperwhite. what you want is a liquid-filled dome.5-inch.8-inch e-ink screen boasting a crisp.UK. KOBO. but it does have mum-like multitasking powers. 6. and costs this much because that’s much harder to maintain than you ever dreamed.

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


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


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


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


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POWERSKIN.cern.040. less shipping fees.000 users from other networks. debates and harsh lessons igniting the tech world this month THE BUZZ A simple. now home of the Large Hadron-Collider. *Sighs*. 2 Balcombe Street. @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.670.932 Average burn 7. Now: High contract costs and limited availability in the UK’s rural expanses mean EE has so far lured just 130. free of charge. Fingers crossed.ch/hypertext/ WWW/TheProject. TWEETS AND POSTS about Microsoft’s latest innovation. £52. everyone… WHATSAPP WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? {INTERNET} {LEGA L} {MOBILE} CERN recreates first ever webpage Then: 20 years ago. 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.000 times from Google Play. WIN THIS The Galaxy S4 lands… Awkward.614 Average burn 9.725.238.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 3 5 . however they are received. {WINNING} What’s going up and down in the land of tech {FA I L I NG} WII U THE T3 WINDEX YOUR MAILS. How many Galaxy S4 phones would it take to crush a midget? @JAMESLOCKWOOD9 VIA TWITTER The social hub has been downloaded 500.5 billion! Rubbish! FACEBOOK HOME Our in-depth review is on p99.UK WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. 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. 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. it believes. London. limpet-like.html Nokia vs HTC One Then: Nokia discovered that HTC’s flagship phone uses microphone components designed. Fancy buying one? The 55-inch model will cost you £8.778 kcal Symbian Squad Recruits 697 Calories 6.uk site THE T3 ENDOMONDO CHALLENGE Which OS has the fittest fans? 20. netting a not-sogood average review score of 2.com Tweet @t3dotcom Facebook /T3mag Letters T3 Magazine.295 Calories 46. ahead of network competitors. are now on sale in South Korea. effective worldwide. Microsoft is toying with the amazing IllumiRoom concept and previously released Kinect.202 Calories 11.2. Tim Berners-Lee.950 kcal Nokia’s new Asha 210 phone features a dedicated WhatsApp button for instant messaging.048 Average burn 8. which prevents the mics being sold to HTC. created the world wide web. Now: CERN has made the first ever webpage available to the public – info.752. a researcher at CERN. direct layout – reminds us of the new gov.CO. First step to challenging the Facebook phone? CURVY TECH The world’s first curved OLED TVs. Android Army Recruits 12.509 Average burn 9.755 Calories 12. to the back of your smartphone for a 100 per cent battery boost.331 kcal Team Apple Recruits 4. made by LG.908 kcal WP Warriors Recruits 1. 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 $9.223 entrants have burned 192.Email T3@futurenet.857 Average burn 10. with the tantalising promise of 20Mbps download speeds.528. SEND MAIL. Are you 4G connected? Then: EE announced its first-in-the-UK 4G service last year. and the results are in… T3 We’ve been nominated for Consumer Media Brand of the Year at the 2013 PPA awards. 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.220 kcal BlackBerry Brigade Recruits 1.850. for Nokia by STMicroelectronics.960 calories. NW1 6NW I N B OX Radar Online stories. He then gave it to the world.274 Calories 114. not just in the Netherlands. Now: Nokia has secured an injunction from the Amsterdam District Court. 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.


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




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



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

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

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

the exercises mostly require minimal equipment.COM Shine On Raw iOS 4.com THE GAME Taking on in-app purchase big cheese Clash of Clans. Music. TOUCH Sport-related social media chatter.49. TOUCH App of the month Scottish T3-ers: admire art.3+: iPAD. FREE. Canadian beefcake Georges St-Pierre is the mixed martialarts welterweight world champ. You “play” the Kickstarter-funded show’s world.twitter. SHINEONRAW. iPHONE.COM . head here. Thank-you-for-playing. Sega’s Godsrule: War of Mortals is a real-time strategy MMO with a plan. download and get gaming… BIT.COM HowDo iOS 5. HOW. iPhone and iPod Touch users rocking iOS 5. TOUCH Combining puzzles and local multiplayer. Cannon Fodder-esque strategy shooter from Angry Birds publisher Chillingo. then get off your arse and head to the gallery to unlock bonus content including hi-res images and extra info. Cross-platform play across web browsers and iPad is particularly applaudable. It does a pretty good job. NATIONALGALLERIES. this Limbo-meets-World of Goo adventure has you floating through a trap-littered forest. with 500 video exercises. or full tracks via Spotify – it’d work better if embedded in the latter. MOXTRA. T3 are pleased to offer a full priced app every issue for no money at all. First up is Tiny Troopers.LY/XZSXPO 4 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3.0+: iPAD. and this smart app channels his plyometric. there’s more to this than celery sticks.com THE TUNES Twitter’s music-biz foray is big on fanfare. FREE. BADLANDGAME. TOUCH A social network for crafty types.3+: iPAD. FREE. We suggest you leave actual cage fighting to the pros.COM Badland iOS 4. unlocking extras as you view. or even heating. but now you have to feed two monsters by dragging sweets through six time periods and inter-dimensional gates. it’s sorted. iPHONE.” as St-Pierre explains it. iPHONE. iPHONE.APPS {IOS} Apple’s latest little gems Sportstream iOS 5. com THE SHOW A new kind of gaming series from the ex-Inside Xbox team that splices Brookerlike satire with game-like functionality. Also available as an iOS app. So it follows a bloke who’s won multiple cage fights is a good fitness role model. TOUCH You are the candy man again. covering everything from supplements to stock up on to recovery routines. SPORTSTREAM. While this will reap major rewards for serious gym bunnies with an unwavering focus on rock-hard legs and core. FREE. the excellent. light on substance. iPHONE.0+. being fit enough to defend yourself from facial pounding whilst locked in a cage isn’t bad. As in no cooking. TOUCH A s routes to well-being go.and gymnastics-fuelled success into a rounded workout for you. All beautifully presented. tips and tricks to making all their latest creations. sir. from athlete/pundit tweets to play-by-play commentary. TOUCH The latest food craze: raw. FREE.3+: iPAD. £0.COM ArtHunter iOS 4.COM FREE THREE WEBSITES ROCKING T3’S BOAT A free premium app every month! Playgodsrule.0+: iPAD. Whether it’s a family reunion or a work merger. Listen to clips of music suggested by mates or trends. though. ZEPTOLAB. £2. with everything stored in the cloud for easy access. too. there’s also plenty here for the casual user. Manage and share your projects. with the app responding to real-time user feedback and “tailoring each individual workout to your current level of fitness. where users share guides.DO Cut The Rope: Time Travel iOS 4. plus input from trainer Patrick Beauchamp and nutrition coach Dr John Berardi. For one. iPHONE.69.3+: iPAD. Will soon cover Premier League football. With hundreds of recipes to browse. All iPad.0+: iPAD.ORG TOUCHFIT: GSP Want to get cage-fighter ripped? Reigning UFC champ Georges St-Pierre has an app for that… Moxtra iOS 5. so you won’t need to buy an entire home gym to feel the burn. iPHONE.

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The option to share all that info via BBM is a nice touch. £9. fixtures and commentary for all major Euro leagues plus integrated BBM chat. LIBON. £11.0. BOOKS: CLARE SARTIN. WINDOWSPHONE. Very neat indeed. PETER DREYER Free messages and calls to other Libon users is great. NAPSTER.0+ SO.1+ Gorges on sleep pattern and activity data from your Fitbit device. but it looks elegant and is simple to use.COM Golf Live WINDOWS PHONE 7. FREE.COM The ultimate backseat driver tells you when you’re in the wrong lane or going too fast. FREE. As a result you can favourite. qualifying and race results.COM Fragger WINDOWS PHONE 7. SPLASHPADMOBILE. MATT HILL. FREE. £2. Not at all bad for an Android port. APPS: MATT HILL. all saved to Google Drive. FREE. complete with total control over everything you’re buying and selling. 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with news delivered via internet sound bites becoming the social norm… here was a moment. It was such a popular reference. The MP’s face was crudely Photoshopped on to endless pictures. while maintaining its underlying structure. It actually predates the internet – Richard Dawkins coined it in 1976 – but it’s come to mean a reference.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. a few weeks back. the triumph of LOL-laden web culture. usually a photo. that can be endlessly remoulded for comic purposes. Peak Balls was reached on April 28 – now to be known as Ed Balls Day. but it has become « T ILLUSTRATION RYAN GILLETT J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 5 1 . when it seemed like the whole of the internet was talking Balls. meme is a slightly annoying word. Ed Balls. Namely. This kind of playful creativity has always been popular on the web. The Guardian launched a liveblog to chronicle the silliness. specifically. You could argue this was nothing but a weak joke stretched beyond breaking point. Now. Celebrities piled in with gags. and the moment memes went truly mainstream. and you’d be right. but it also represented something quietly profound. 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.

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

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



Feel Good Tech of the 40 essential gadgets for owning all occasions now the sun’s decided to put a shift in… Photography Richard Grassie Styling Michelle Kelly Words Joe Svetlik. £170. Rob Temple Tech Beats By Dr Dre Pill. ukbeatsbydre.com .


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

helping you get your style just right for some summer lovin’ . then return to its base and charge itself. this elegant “sac de toilette” will keep your gels. uk. colgate. T3-style. gardening. and fat percentage as the season’s barbecues take their terrible toll.com grenade-shaped one? P118. BMI. nikon. compact system cam has no viewfinder.co. including a £2. The hardened Further sward-tending robo-slaves are on p77. steel blades reach to the borders of Want more Bluetooth its base for precision edging.co. Even better.com 3 Nikon 1 J1 This chic.com 3 Dermalogica After Sun Repair This repairs damage done by UV rays. so a few afternoons in the sun won’t ultimately leave you looking like a Cuprinol’d Ronnie Wood. Ten-meg stills and 1080p video are superb for the price and size. £40.500.remingtoneurope. £100. then… 1 Remington MB4550 Control Touch The world’s first touchscreen beard trimmer – yup – has 175 length options. £350.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.uk 4 Damson Oyster A curvaceous body.com 5 Robomow RS630 This will mow your lawn while you relax. speakers. in no uncertain terms. £175. will you? £1. simple. dermalogica. but a built-in flash means you can snap away after dark. unguents and scents safe during well-earned weekend escapes. aspinal oflondon.699.uk 5 Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale Lets you track your ballooning weight. robomow. Pass us another G&T and fire up the barbie (p60). it auto-shares your physical decline with online chums.com 2 Aspinal of London men’s hanging wash bag Water-resistant yet leathery.damsonaudio. No artificial fragrance or colour is used in its creation. £180.com « J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 5 9 . Smile! £165. gut-punching sound from four amps and Bluetooth for wireless playback mean this brings the party-funk to your yard. £29. uk. gloster. fitbit. ensuring perfectly pearly whites for summer.2 Gloster Fusion Sling Four back positions make this ideal for chilling out in style.

uk 3 Herman Miller Aeron Executive The office classic’s mesh back keeps you cool in every sense.com 4 Bodum Bistro electric table grill One side does crêpes and bacon. over on p106 1 Dyson AM02 Mini This may look just like Dyson’s much-loved tower fan but it stands only 87cm tall. From £3. except with cool.499.uk 4 Apple iMac The 2013 model drops the DVD drive to slim down to the same depth as an iPhone 5.900.com 6 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . Et indoors with the kitchen tech on p67. Our favourite feature? A sear station that ensures your meat looks as good as it tastes and vice versa. this resembles a mushroom designed by Philippe Starck. fish. Sporty in-earphones are £130.420.uk 2 Gallotti & Radice Milano Finish options are natural ash. amazon. basically.co. Compared to a laptop it offers more screen and less microwaving of your scrotum. josephjoseph. at your table. $75. It’s like the iPad Mini. non-slip. 27-inch from £1. As well as keeping your deskspace free of midges. the Get your grub sorted other meats. viola: mains and dessert. folding chopping board that doubles as a colander. dyson. while a huge range of adjustments suit any body shape. black or tobacco stain. herman miller. fcilondon. all served up. The 15mm glass top adds boardroom class to your spare room and could double as a ping pong table at a push.co. apple. if blood spurts out and hits you in the face. salterhousewares. 20-inch from £1.099. At last! £15. bodum. so you won’t be a hunchback by the time you retire. it doubles as an LED lamp.com 2 Salter Heston Blumenthal precision meat thermometer Not sure if your meat’s ready? Pierce it with this silicon-gripped analyser.com/uk 5 Inadays InaTrap Electronic Insect Killer The best-looking bug zapper around. £2. veg.com 3 Joseph Joseph Rinse and Chop Plus A space-saving.113. it’s not ready. £1.1 Weber Summit S-670 Gas BBQ Six gas burners and an infrared rotisserie are just the start of the good things on offer here. £10.com reviewed.co. exactingly. refreshing air rather than web browsing and time-passing apps. weber. £300.

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.

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

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

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




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


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


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



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

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

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

When completed. called “mantle cloaking” . HIGH-TECH KIT TO MAKE YOU A LITTLE BIT SUPER: HOLY INEXPENSIVE ACCESSORIES. rigid wingspan and a glide ratio of 5:1. BATMAN! BATMAN’S FLYING CAPE GLIDE INTO BATTLE – OR YOUR OFFICE. called electrostatic flocking.7 metre one with a glide ratio of 2. CEO eople Guy Cramer. 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.Current flying-cape tech lets you fly like a real bat (that has just been shot dead in mid-flight) I. JTT CHOBI CAM PRO 3 Evil lurks in the darkness. If someone was to jump from 30. This thumb-sized camera can take 11-megapixel stills and record full 1080p video in the pitch black. JTT. COOLMATERIAL. Based on calculations taken from the Dark Knight’s memory cloth cape. member of the production design team. $110. These man-made fabrics work by interrupting the flow of light so that waves are bent around objects. “The only reason we are able to see an object at all is because of the light rays bouncing off its surface.” Now. we need to wait another 20 years. However. It e r reduced the cape’s night-vision profile but. £TBC. the Gryphon will be fitted with AR navigation and automatic guidance for a smooth landing.COM HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THIS POWER? POTENTIAL PROBLEMS? P “At last. pioneered by Alu. TITANIUM UTILITY RING Put the bling into your vigilantism by wearing this ring made from titanium plates that folds out into a straight blade. lights or mirrors.CO. none more so than Bruce Wayne’s cape made of “memory cloth” . the very latest thing in wingsuit technology. it was calculated that the impact of hitting the ground would be similar to hitting a car travelling at 50mph.” says Professor Andrea Alu. This bad boy gives the wearer a 2m. a new type of fabric was invented which. Hyperstealth ts Biotechnology Corp. VIDEOHEAD HELMETS. Ah. the use of electroactive polymers is e t the closest thing we have to memory cloth. we’re not quite there yet. TORCHDIRECT. saw. so our eyes never see the returning light rays. equating to a 350m glide from the top of a 150m building. serrated blade. The production team b borrowed a technique pioneered by the Ministry p o of Defence. Professor Alu admits.” says Alu. a new method. £32. However. you’d need some hefty Bat armour to survive that.” she says. “also made . £69. physicist at the University of Texas.” the University of Leicester is whether Batman would ever be able to survive the landing if he flew using just his Batcape. “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. “Current techniques work best with objects of comparable size to the wavelengths they’re trying to hide from.JP POTENTIAL PROBLEMS? The difficulty comes when you try to disguise larger objects. then.NE. but there’s ific always the chance of a scientific breakthrough. up to a distance of 1m. bottle opener and handy comb. but do those people know they’ve seen it…? ? VIDEO HEAD HELMET CAM Protect your do-gooding dome with this crash hat. however. pocket-sized torch will light up the bad guys to the tune of 400 lumens. claims its e Quantum Stealth camouflage nvisible can already render a wearer invisible d them. There are alternatives. EO batteries. her invisibility rival. You’re a superhero without pockets? Good job it’s got a belt clip. so night vision is essential. “was a hybrid mix of parachute-grade nylon and velvet pile. which makes it instantly stiffen so that Batman can glide from tall buildings. It uses an electrical charge. a research s scientist at Bayer Material S Science. but microscopic objects are generally n t they? quite hard to see anyway. by bending light waves around gles fooling even night-vision goggles without the use of cameras. uses an ultra-thin metallic metascreen to cancel out the waves as they are reflected off the cloaked object. scientists are trying to do something similar with “metamaterials” and “metascreens” . material cape into a rigid flying suit.” says t P Peter Hutton. it look really cool” “Currently. For the last six years the Special Parachute and Logistics consortium have been developing the Gryphon. correct us if we’re wrong. says that “the people ks that need to know that it works e have seen it” . For Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight franchise.” laments Hutton. “The make up of light waves means that only microscopic objects can be rendered invisible. 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. according to Stephen Westgate. Its built-in camera will capture the moment you take down the bad guys in 1080p at 60fps.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 9 1 . I can shop in Lidl without shame…” O of the questions One concerning researchers at “For electroactive polymer techniques that could turn a soft.UK HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THIS POWER? ER? “Large-scale invisibility is still l 35 re’s years away.33:1. In real life. which lo looked great but was also light enough to be able to li c catch the air beneath it” . n a adds Westgate. which compares favourably to the Caped Crusaders’s 4.000 feet using the Gryphon they could glide for around 30 miles at an average speed of 60 miles an hour. aren’t LED LENSER F1 FLASHLIGHT This lithium powered.


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

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

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

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




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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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



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

The screen also boasts twin Freeview HD and Freesat HD tuners – take your pick. once you’ve invested time playing with settings – none of the presets make this screen sing. the F8000 has a crescent-shaped stand that takes up more than its fair share of space. 2x specs WEB TV BBC iPlayer. too included pairs of specs it will cost you dearly. LoveFilm and Acetrax. with Dual View and Smart Mirroring. 3x USB. Wi-Fi. with all popular codecs playable from NAS and USB. With simplified graphical icons and a new S-Recommendation engine. which suggests shows based on your monitored viewing preferences – think of it as Tivo without the Virgin Media subscription – Smart Portal 2. Beneath the hood.0 watching 21:9 movies. DLAN.SAMSUNG UE46F8000 £1. The design may cause some users a little consternation. 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. Extra content from web sources is treated kindly. Ethernet. but we think you’ll make room for it.0 really impresses. with is also surprisingly clean and catch-up from BBC iPlayer and ITV and on-demand bright. though. YouTube. All the main IPTV providers The set’s 3D performance are on hand here. and the TouchPad remote makes it easier than ever for you to find what you want to watch. Picture quality is equally terrific. but takes up a lot of space in your lounge LOVE Smartphone apps. Netflix. 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. Acetrax.0. now in version 2. It may still struggle to understand what you’re asking it. tech. DailyMotion. Internet TV support is wide and includes big hitters like BBC iPlayer. so if you The new S-Recommend require more than the two feature picks out things it thinks you’ll like. Chores done. Outstanding HD and 3D picture HATE Striking but impractical design T3 SAYS Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. Switch the Cinema Black mode on to prevent backlight intrusion when watching 21:9 ratio movies 3 DESIGN The crescent stand looks cool. Netflix. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2.999. is vastly improved. The end result is a properly smart TV. ITV Player. It uses active shutter from Netflix and Lovefilm.COM/UK TEST WINNER 2 {SPECIFICATION } SCREEN 46-inch 1920x1080 edge-lit LED LCD TUNER 2x Freeview HD. It links with smartphone apps.0 mean it’s easy to watch what you want. SAMSUNG. despite being tutored to comprehend conversational English. Spotify AUDIO 40W CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. ITV player. 2x Freesat 3D Active. Lovefilm.COM OR HEAD TO P122 . contrast rich HD. but its Smart Portal interface. the F8000 packs a quadcore processor for faster browsing and better interactivity. 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. you’re rewarded with sharp.

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

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

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

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


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1280x768 CAMERA 8. It’s the new Android champion SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Really strong. Power aplenty Fine selection s HATE It I really is fairly big. PLAY. feature-packed an and very desirable SPECIFICATIONS LO LOVE BlackBerry Hub and improved BlackBerry World.COM. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB 02 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 £600.COM/UK 2 BT EASY BLUETOOTH CALL KIT 4 JABRA CRUISER 2 Very basic. SONYMOBILE.COM. SAMSUNG. 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. voiceactivated hands-free kit. 4G capability – if you’re on an EE contract. longer-lasing brother is the power user’s HTC phone SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slick. No expandable memory T3 SAYS A thing of beauty with brains to match. full-HD display. the Nokia Lumia 920 is easily the best Windows Phone handset to date SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. Bright. 1920x1080 CAMERA 4-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB or 64GB PROCESSOR 1. but you’ll still need to charge every day T3 SAYS The HTC One X’s smarter. TESTED JANUARY 2013 0 10 NOKIA LUMIA 920 £529. Reasonable price HATE Bulky body. L Immaculate display. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Smashing. Cool gesture features.9GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch. £55.5-inch screen. Sony’s best smartphone yet and a top Android SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Nice ’n’ low price. even if the Z10 is more competent than exciting SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1.7-inch. 1136x640 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB.COM.COM/UK. A fantastic.7-inch. Very handy Nokia Maps app. TESTED JUNE 2013 06 6 HTC ONE X £379. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOV Fast. 32GB storage. Long battery life. Just 8GB or 16GB. microSD PROCESSOR 1. but no longer the best Android money can buy RY LOVE Bigger screen. APPLE.7-inch screen is tasty indeed. customisable OS.4GHz quadcore SCREEN 4.COM/UK. TESTED APRIL 2013 08 8 GOOGLE NEXUS 4 FROM £279. TESTED AUGUST 2012 9 09 BLACKBERRY Z10 £480.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.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LO LOVE Spectacular high-resolution display. Cheaper than the One X+ (below left) SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch. LO of innovative features.COM/UK. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB.BT. Not different enough to really appeal T3 SAYS BB10 is a move in the right direction.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4. thoughtful design. New camera tricks HATE Plasticky design. Fluid performance.7-inch. Overall lack of apps. Fiddly waterproof connectors T3 SAYS Stunning and waterproof.COM/UK. amazing screen and strong battery.NET Announce “Minikit” at any time to wake this slinky-looking. bold and big screen. NOKIA.BLACKBERRY.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 24 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .2-inch. innovative camera. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 8GB or 16GB 04 SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 FROM £393. Massive 64GB storage.COM 01 HTC ONE £520. Excellent performance all round HATE It’ll be too big for some. quadcore processor ensures smooth operation LOVE and gaming. it’s also less fully featured SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS NEW E PROCESSOR 1. colourful. microSD 5 05 HTC ONE X+ £470. HTC.7-inch. but eight hours’ talk time and a budget price tag add appeal. Superior camera. £45. with front-facing speakers HATE Average battery life. Android Jelly Bean HATE Incredibly dull design. Comparatively cheap a HATE Bigger battery. Great styling. great feel. JABRA.7-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. Slightly plasticky build T3 SAYS S A mighty phone that’s powerful.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. Better front-facing camera for video. Wireless Charging.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4.COM.COM Two mics and Noise Blackout technology make for clear phone calls. HTC. Features more gimmicky than essential T3 SAYS Samsung’s best smartphone yet. Excellent touchscreen keyboard. However. £70. UK.5-inch. SHOP. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 64GB PROCESSOR 1. PARROT.COM. HTC. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Bright. TESTED JUNE 2012 LOVE Chic metallic design. 4. The 4. 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. Bright screen E HATE Average camera. SUPERTOOTH.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. Lacks features of other OSs T3 SAYS The best iPhone to date and iOS is still slicker than Android. Very solid build. 32GB or 64GB NT 03 3 SONY XPERIA Z S £500.GOOGLE.COM/UK. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB PROCESSOR A6 SCREEN 4-inch.8-inch 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB or 32GB + microSD PROCESSOR 1. TESTED JULY 2013 07 APPLE IPHONE 5 FROM £529. £20. SAMSUNG. Average battery life T3 SAYS Bigger and brighter. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. Great audio.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4.

Google Play access HATE Single core processor T3 SAYS A rare. AMAZON.CO. AMAZON. as upgrades go. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Very sharp 8.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 5 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . AMAZON. less sexy OS Android 4. with plenty of power. 7. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Retina Display looks stunning. 64GB or 128GB OS Android 4. Reduced battery life T3 SAYS Beautiful full-HD screen aside. Limited app selection T3 SAYS The best Kindle yet. backlit screen. 2048x1536 STORAGE 16GB. non-expandable storage. light and now even cheaper.0 PROCESSOR 1.COM.COM. Heavy on storage HATE More expensive than the equivalent iPad. microSD AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. 1280x800 STORAGE 32GB. Tasty trophy gadget. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Fantastic price with keyboard dock included HATE Flimsy keyboard. No Google Play store T3 SAYS A great tablet for media consumption.COM/UK. 32GB.UK. WHSMITH.7-inch. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB.1 Jelly Bean PROCESSOR 1. though SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4.9 FROM £229.0. Average screen H T3 SAYS Sibling of the Prime.7-inch. APPLE.6GHz quadcore SCREEN 10. FROM £109. Great screen HATE Processor can struggle.COM/UK.Tablets {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top four ebook readers 1 AMAZON KINDLE PAPERWHITE 3 AMAZON KINDLE The best ereader screen around. APPLE. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 8. £109.0.1-inch. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb VFM. Features like Google Now add excitement HATE Limited.CO.COM/NEXUS. Jelly Bean OS is L excellent. Optimised apps are lacking. power and graphical oomph.ASUS.0. APPLE. Book store rivals Amazon’s. £80.UK 01 1 APPLE IPAD MINI FROM £269.9-inch. Wi-Fi only T3 SAYS In terms of bang for your buck.COM/NEXUS. the Nexus 7 is by far the best Android tab on the market SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Sharp full-HD screen. but not quite as portable as its seven-inch sibling SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Matches the iPad 2’s screen resolution. GOOGLE. 2560x1600 STORAGE16GB or 32GB S 03 3 GOOGLE NEXUS 7 FROM £159.CO. GOOGLE. Solid build e H HATE Lack of dedicated tablet apps. New iPad is better T3 SAYS Slimmer and cheaper than the new iPad. UK. GEMINIDEVICES. Smooth operation. there’s no reason to buy this over a Prime. Easy to use.1 PROCESSOR 1.1-inch. BARNESANDNOBLE. New A6X processor bolsters speed. plus access to one million free ebooks and libraries. shining gem in the manure pile that is the budget.4GHz dualcore SCREEN 9. 1080x800 STORAGE 8GB or 16GB OS Android 4. £69.COM. super-HD display.3GHz quadcore SCREEN 10. 32GB or 64GB OS Android 4. and it’s e excellent value to boot SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6.2 PROCESSOR 1. UK.9-inch screen with ultra-slim bezel looks fantastic and works great. full-sized tablet market SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4. 32GB or 64GB 5 05 AMAZON KINDLE HD 8. with iOS 5 and apps galore HATE Rear camera is poor. microSD OS iOS 5 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 9.9-inch. b lack of tablet-specific apps makes it less desirable but SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6.2GHz quadcore SCREEN 7-inch. this takes the world’s best tablet and proves that smaller is even better SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Amazon’s simplified Android is extremely user-friendly.2GHz dualcore SCREEN 7-inch.9-inch screen. 1280x800 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB 02 2 APPLE IPAD (4TH GEN) FROM £399. Plenty of storage plus a microSD slot. Keyboard dock.7-inch. a premium build and great screen. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB.2GHz A8 single core SCREEN 9.UK. More affordable.7 £139. 128GB and 4G LTE models now available HATE Pretty minor. 1920x1200 STORAGE 16GB/32GB OS Android 4. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB. Plenty of content on offer.CO. TESTED JANUARY 2013 06 0 6 AMAZON KINDLE FIRE HD £159. carousel-style interface with Lovefilm and Amazon content HATE No 3G option. TESTED JUNE 2013 10 GEMINI JOYTAB 9.UK 2 4 KOBO EREADER TOUCH BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK GLOWLIGHT Great. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 GOOGLE NEXUS 10 G £319. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2011 09 9 t LOVE Decent battery. TESTED JANUARY 2013 08 A ASUS TRANSFORMER INFINITY £599.0 PROCESSOR 1.1-inch. faster and sharper. No 3G option yet T3 T SAYS Like the Nexus 7 this gives power on the cheap. 4G LTE version available HATE Pricey. microSD 04 APPLE IPAD 2 FROM £329.COM A top quality e-ink screen with added touch control. No USB charging. 1280x1200 STORAGE 32GB/64GB. lighter Kindle with an improved screen is a nailed-on bargain. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE The pocket-friendly. Screen resolution is not the best T3 SAYS Slim and stunningly designed.CO.7GHz quadcore O SCREEN 10. now a little bit better – make sure you get enough storage for that Retina-ready gear… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Outstanding.ASUS.UK The cheaper. now backlit for late-night edification. Battery life could be better T3 SAYS Full-sized version. AMAZON. plasticky build. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1. this is still a mighty alluring tablet in its own right SPECIFICATIONS ASUS TRANSFORMER PAD TF300T SP SPECIFICATIONS £428.3 PROCESSOR 1. Thin.COM/UK.1 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 7.


No touchscreen T3 SAYS Easy to use for beginners. easy-to-use set of features HATE Price will put off less serious snappers T3 SAYS A workhorse of a DSLR. Smartphone-style controls HATE Need to dial down exposure in bright sunlight T3 SAYS Near pro-quality shots without the bulk of a DSLR. Manual controls aplenty.CO. Versatile mode dial and features galore HATE HA Minor issues with stills. Entry is free. Exceptionally good video recording HATE Reduced quality at high ISOs T T3 SAYS Consistent performance across stills and video.CO. for obvious reasons. with a solid.{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. plus plenty on offer for pros. touchscreen control SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Brilliant 1080p video and sharp 18-megapixel shots.UK. Solid build. Video Snapshot recording mode HATE Jerky autofocus that’s audible on video T3 SAYS With excellent results across stills and video. Pricey for a point and shoot T3 SAYS Hefty feature set and rock-solid build plus con consistently sharp results.CO. TESTED JULY 2011 09 SONY CYBER-SHOT HX20V £233. Pro-quality manual controls. A point and shoot with class SPECIFICATIONS SENSOR 21.CO.7-inch WEIGHT 506g (body only) 03 SAMSUNG NX300 £600.295. PANASONIC. Built-in Wi-Fi HATE No viewfinder or built-in flash T3 SAYS Cutting-edge camera features in an attractive.1 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 25-500mm ZOOM 24x VIDEO 1080 at 50fps WEIGHT 221g 05 FUJIFILM FINEPIX F660 EXR £92.COM/UK. animal kingdom – and get stuck in. TESTED JUNE 2012 LOVE Superb image quality and great low-light shooting thanks to fine high ISO performance HATE The RRP is quite high.UK. manual aperture ring HATE High ISO performance could be better. patterns.CO. Sony’s not-a-DSLR is a fine camera vi SPECIFICATIONS S MEGAPIXELS 12. CANON. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb still image quality. SONY. The overall winner receives a full-time.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 7 . compact package – a winner SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Dashing metal build and larger-than-average sensor that comes into its own in low lighting. excellent pictures.COM Choose a category – nature. 15x zoom. plus $300 towards your next bit of camera gubbins.UK.6-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 3.31-inch AMOLED touchscreen WEIGHT 284g MEGAPIXELS 12. Lightweight yet solid build.UK. 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. CANON. CANON.COM 01 CANON EOS 650D £567. but you need to be over 18. SONY. SHOOTTHEFACE. viewfinder.213.CO.UK. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 CANON EOS 7D £1. Sharp shots achievable at maximum zo zoom. A champion travel zoom SPECIFICATIONS SPEC SENSOR 18-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18x55mm SCREEN 3-inch WEIGHT 570g M MEGAPIXELS 18. It costs $10 to enter a photo. TESTED JUNE 2013 08 8 SAMSUNG EX2F £300. FUJIFILM.COM/UK. professional photography course worth £3. Decent stills. Superb shots. The most advanced compact around SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Semi-transparent mirror means faster shooting and focusing.8x VIDEO 1080p at 50fps WEIGHT 298g SENSOR 16. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Wide.7 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-90mm ZOOM 3.CO.UK.1-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 2.CO. the 600D remains an excellent choice SPECIFICATIONS L LOVE Broad zoom range. LSPAWARDS.UK. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 07 SONY ALPHA SLT-A37 £320.UK. SAMSUNG. A wealth of compatible lenses HATE No handgrip. SAMSUNG. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE DSLR-quality photos. Cheap as chips HATE No touchscreen. Tiltable AMOLED touchscreen. TESTED JANUARY 2013 10 CANON EOS M £500. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Fast autofocus. so shop around T3 SAYS An impressive DSLR with great image quality and swift. people. CANON. with good low-light performance and smooth 1080p video.4 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-80mm ZOOM 4x VIDEO 1080 at 48fps WEIGHT 286g 04 CANON EOS 600D £449. 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. 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. so choose carefully. Smaller sensor than rivals.

449. 2560x1600 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 2. Reasonably priced HATE Tricky touchpad.UK. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Elegant design conceals a throbbing. Chunkier than other ultrabooks T3 SAYS High-end processing power at a low price.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . Decent screen and acceptable processor. DELL.3-inch.COM.COM. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Attractive and sturdy all-metal design. 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.COM/UK. Excellent build quality. ACER. now with next-gen power.6-inch. APPLE.CO.1GHz/8GB STORAGE 1TB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 8hrs SCREEN 13. HP. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Classic Air design. aluminium looks. TESTED APRIL 2012 07 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 11-INCH £929. Seriously thin and portable. Beats Audio. 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. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. 1440x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. although admittedly not outstanding HATE Relatively poor battery life T3 SAYS Attractive and powerful. APPLE.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs 03 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 13-INCH £1.ASUS. Great battery life. AVAST. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1.COM/UK. UK. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 ACER ASPIRE S3 £475.1GHz dualcore/2GB STORAGE 320GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 3hrs 05 HP SPECTRE XT £685. 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. Requires web connection T3 SAYS Incredible cheapness makes this a good second machine. TESTED MARCH 2013 10 DELL XPS 13 FROM £999. but added peace of mind.3-inch. ACER. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1. 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. Apple has improved its winning formula SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slimline design matches the Zenbook UX31 at #2.CO. Solid spec.Computers {FOCUS} Free security for your Mac or PC 1 3 FOR PCS FIREWALL AVAST! 8 ZONEALARM FREE The interface has been improved.CO. Ultra-fast SSD storage HATE Expensive T3 SAYS Amazing screen and a sky-high price tag SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible price tag. No longer the thinnest laptop T3 SAYS Same great design with even more remarkable performance. this Zenbook is a very solid.3-inch.ORG 01 DELL XPS 15 £695. Windows-based MacBook alternative from Dell SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13. UK. APPLE. DELL.CO. TESTED MARCH 2013 09 ACER C7 CHROMEBOOK £199. 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.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs SCREEN 13. 1.COM/UK. MALWAREBYTES.5hrs AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.3-inch. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM 1.UK.9GHz/8GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 8. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Best laptop screen around.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 08 ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A £700. Top screen HATE Middling battery life.249. Comfy keyboard HATE Fewer connections than our #1.4GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs 04 APPLE MACBOOK PRO WITH RETINA DISPLAY 13-INCH £1. 256GB SSD for the same price as many 128GB ultrabooks.3-inch. good-VFM option that also has a touch of style SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13. 1920x1080 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 2.COM No real-time protection.ASUS.5GHz/8GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs S SCREEN 11.6-inch. making repelling viruses more pleasing. Good VFM HATE Weighty.8GHz Core i7 processor and 256GB solid state drive.3-inch.3-inch.CO. Screen could be better T3 SAYS The smartest ultrabook. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Amazing screen.UK.5hrs SCREEN 13-inch.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 6hrs 02 ASUS ZENBOOK UX31 £800. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1.UK.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs SCREEN 11. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1.COM Won’t unduly drain resources but does provide protection from phishing.UK 2 FOR MACS SOPHOS ANTIVIRUS 4 ANTI-MALWARE MALWAREBYTES Runs in the background for low-key protection.COM/UK. 100GB of cloud storage p H HATE Chrome OS lacks support. this is another credible. Gorilla Glass screen. SOPHOS. Top performer thanks to powerful processor and graphics card. the XPS 15 T3 SAYS With its slinky aluminium case. ZONEALARM.

Boosted battery life HATE Looks cheap.COM US retailer GameSpot’s monthly is the biggest games mag in the world. media server that’s 3D-ready and LOVE supports the rather nifty Move controller (£24). ethernet. Bigger. 2x USB. PS4’s new best-pal? HATE Pricey games and memory cards. Oh. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 10 NINTENDO WII £129. Tactile. 3x HDMI. GAMEINFORMER. 1136x640 touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. SWIPE-MAG. 40 hrs (audio) 04 PLAYSTATION VITA FROM £217. Too many overly simple party games.CO.COM. CHILLBLAST.COM This Mexican mag is beautifully designed. G Wi-Fi AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. fluid gameplay HATE Expensive… but worth it T3 SAYS Bone-crushing specs for serious PC gamers SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR Core i5 4. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 0 08 8 APPLE IPOD TOUCH FROM £249. A5 processor and iOS 6 HATE Pricey. HDMI. though P PROCESSOR Core i7 2GHz GRAPHICS Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M RAM/STORAGE 4GB/256GB CONNECTIVITY 4x USB. It’s not cheap.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 9 . 2x HDMI. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 ALIENWARE M17X R3 SPECIFICATIONS £1. NINTENDO.99. but for those with a 3DS there’s little incentive to upgrade SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 5-inch. including a 4. TESTED JUNE 2012 LO A Blu-ray player. AV out 03 3 NINTENDO WII U PREMIUM FROM £249. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE Xbox Live remains #1 for online gaming.CO. 4x USB.COM. AV out PROCESSOR Core i5 4. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Genuinely revolutionary platform. VGA. and cheaper than ever SPECIFICATIONS STORAGE 512MB SSD BLU-RAY/DVD No/No CONNECTIVITY 2x USB. too.1.49.UK.6GHz i5. Affordable. Good games.COM 01 MICROSOFT XBOX 360 25 250GB £190. FREE. About level pegging with PS3 for classic titles.PLAYSTATION. too. Full-HD graphics at last for Mario and co HATE Needs more games desperately. 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. No AC adaptor T3 SAYS Big screens and range of games impresses.PLAYSTATION. 3. G Wi-Fi. Curved design is very ergonomic. FREE. Battery life only fair T3 SAYS The best. Dual analogue controls. but needs games SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Beautifully designed and newly colourful. Also has the T3 Awardwinning Kinect to play with and great XBLA budget gaming hub HATE No Blu-ray drive. NINTENDO. PCSPECIALIST. TESTED NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Powerful i5 processor overclocked to 4. A few really classic titles HATE No Blu-ray or even DVD. 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. ethernet.CO.CO. most powerful handheld yet.UK. though needs new issues. Great for exclusives. 5x USB. Blu-ray reader STORAGE 320GB BLU-RAY/DVD Yes/Yes CONNECTIVITY HDMI. eSATA.8GHz GRAPHICS 2x Nvidia GTX 680 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/2TB HDD and 240GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 10x USB. DVI. NFC BATTERY 5 hours SCREEN 4.6GHz GRAPHICS 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX670 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/1TB HDD and 120GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 8x USB.199. NFC GAMEPAD Touchcreen 6. ethernet 02 2 SONY PS3 SUPER SLIM £229. SD.415. Heft makes it cumbersome. TESTED NOVEMBER 2011 06 VANQUISH ECLIPSE 670 MKII £999.UK. 16GB RAM and a cooling chassis to keep it running at full pelt HATE Little to grumble about at this price T3 SAYS Solid specs and decent gaming at a fair price SPECIFICATIONS STORAGE 4GB BLU-RAY/DVD No/Yes CONNECTIVITY HDMI. ATOMIXMAG.CO.CO. Outgunned by the Wii U T3 SAYS This underpowered cutesie is still a hit for family-friendly gaming. eSata. EDGE-ONLINE. ALIENWARE. No HD graphics.2-inch. DVI. UK. USB. XBOX. £2.COM 2 4 ATOMIX SWIPE Clever iOS-focused read pools content from 52 sites. useful GamePad.{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”. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 LOVE Quality five-inch OLED touchscreen and quadcore power.0 BATTERY 8hrs (video).8GHz and Nvidia GTX 680 graphics deliver fast.18-inch 320x240 touch CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. Manages 3D gaming at up to 32fps HATE A bit light on storage and RAM T3 SAYS Gaming fanatics wanting 3D graphics on the go need look no further. ethernet LOVE Cheap. Well-considered interactivity nowadays. NINTENDO. Bluetooth 2.UK. TESTED MARCH 2012 09 NINTENDO 3DS XL £165. N Wi-Fi.UK.CO. UK. fun and truly innovative.88-inch 800x240 3D/4. VGA. ideally exclusive ones T T3 SAYS Nintendo’s again reinvented the way we play. Bluetooth 4. About 97 in gadget years T3 SAYS A slick and powerful games and media machine SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible specs for under a grand.UK.UK. APPLE. 854x480 BATTERY 3-5 hours SCREEN 4-inch. 960x544 OLED touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. £2. and you supp can play pl games on it. 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. 4 HDMI.5mm audio BATTERY 4 hours 05 CHILLBLAST FUSION FIRESTORM £1. bolder Retina Display.COM/UK.

CO. T G Great! Now we just need more content… RY LOVE Excellent HD and 3D visuals. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 09 PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1. 3x USB. Excellent networked features HATE Bulky design.COM/UK. S 3x USB.392. FROM £14 PER SERIES. Wi-Fi. component SCREEN 55-inch. 3x USB. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Smartphone apps. Twin tuners lets it work as a PVR. component.699. digital audio. SONY.UK. Series 2 hits Sky Atlantic this month… £22. PC. sharp edges and pathos. composite. DLAN. TESTED JULY 2012 10 LG 47LM660 £1. Wi-Fi. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI.CO. in the USA: essential.999. SD DL SCREEN 47-inch. digital audio out. SAMSUNG. Bluetooth 3. Jam-packed internet TV portal HATE Jumbled interface. but more online content is needed SPECIFICATIONS S E SPECIFICATIONS S SCREEN 42-inch. PANASONIC. Basic EPG T3 SAYS Fantastic design and an Ambilight glow.650. PC. OUT NOW 2 3 VEEP S1 LOUIE S1 The new Curb Your Enthusiasm. 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. feature-packed slimline set. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. USB. SC Wi-Fi.519. Ambilight trickery HATE Overly processed HD. DLAN. Attractive looks HATE 3D specs not included. High-quality audio system. 3x USB. Slimline and stylish design p HATE Picture processing artefacts and visible crosstalk H T3 T SAYS Attractive.UK. Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi 3 NT 04 PANASONIC VIERA TX-P50VT50 0 £1. component. 2x USB. Wi-Fi. TESTED AUGUST 2012 ction LOVE Crisp. PANASONIC. 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. Wi-Fi.900. VGA. PHILIPS. involving picture that’s especially good for action and sports. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. PC. TESTED JULY 2013 07 PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT50 £1. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Outstanding HD image quality. too SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Content-rich internet portal and excellent multimedia playback. Price also somewhat cumbersome T3 SAYS An astounding plasma telly with a feature set and picture quality worth shouting about SCREEN 50-inch. PANASONIC.UK.390.000. SD slot. 3x USB. Single tuner T3 SAYS Outstanding motion handling makes this a g great telly for action junkies RY LOVE Bold design. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI. stand-up comic – ie: him in real life – is a very funny mix of awkwardness. SD. 3x USB. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Crisp picture quality courtesy of powerful image processing. divorcee. optical digital audio NT 02 PANASONIC VIERA TX-47DT65 £1. DLNA. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. Limited catch-up TV selection T3 SAYS On-demand TV organised the way you want it. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Via adaptor: Scart 05 SAMSUNG UE46ES8000 NT £1. Bright. component. Wi-Fi.399. scart.0. composite video. anytime RY LOVE Pristine high-def images. scart. component. £19.0 mean immediate content is abound HATE The design is striking but also a little impractical T3 SAYS Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. SAMSUNG. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. ethernet AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.CO. Fi. component. digital audio. component. LG. beautiful build. DLNA content sharing HATE 3D crosstalk. SONY.UK. optical digital audio NT 03 SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. Outstanding motion resolution. Looks highly stylish HATE Lacklustre blacks. 3x USB.CO. Fi Ethernet. Louis CK’s The Thick of It. offering superior HD and 3D image quality and strong smart features SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS SP NEW E SC SCREEN 47-inch. Via adaptors: scart/component t RY NEW LOVE Edge-to edge glass makes for an attractive look. Sophisticated design. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch. Wi-Fi. WLAN. Excellent Smart TV content and app store. OUT JUNE 3 01 SAMSUNG UE46F8000 S £1. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI. component SCREEN 55-inch. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI.Televisions {CONTENT} Catch-up TV on Blu-ray 1 BREAKING BAD S1-5 This drugs epic is almost at an end.UK. Blacks are a little crushed T3 SAYS A thoroughbred performer.COM. Well stocked and laid out web portal. OUT JUNE 3 meta-comedy about a middle-aged. 3x USB. Entertaining net portal. but im image quality could be improved SPECIFICATIONS SP SCREEN 46-inch.COM/UK.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . TESTED JULY 2013 08 LG 55LM960V £1.COM/UK. Reliable multimedia streaming.COM/UK.002. LG. so what better time to get all but the last half-dozen episodes on Blu-ray? Or maybe wait. Ethernet. sharp 3D HATE Voice and gesture control are nice but inessential y T3 SAYS A beautifully made smart telly capable of really excellent pictures. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. optical digital audio SCREEN 47-inch. A proper Wi-Fi media hub. scart. PC. TESTED JULY 2013 06 SONY BRAVIA KDL-55HX853 £1. Ethernet. .CO. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Seven pairs of 3D glasses included HATE Over-stressed black levels. Superb file support. Bluetooth. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Customisable smart TV interface. Strong 3D. scart.

USB. composite.COM. plus 500GB for on-demand.1 CONNECTIONS 2x HDMI. at an affordable price SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Exemplary hi-def pictures in 2D and 3D. Worth the entry fee… SPECIFICATIONS TYPE Satellite HD CHANNELS 65 TUNERS 2 STORAGE 2TB/350hrs HD recording POWER 2x 35W + 80W CHANNELS 2. HDMI. 2x USB. TESTED APRIL 2013 09 PANASONIC DMP-BDT220 £191.UK. coaxial digital audio out.UK 01 SKY+ HD 2TB £149.{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. line out. Can upscale images to 4K resolution HATE No AirPlay.250.UK 4 EPSON EH-TW8100 Another high-end classic with splendid 2D and 3D picture and quiet operation.COM. FOCAL. £3. 80W subwoofer and a high-end finish HATE No surround sound. Noisy running. SONY. ethernet SIZE 430x193x42mm CONNECTIONS HDMI. Pricey T3 SAYS Making this much content available without a subscription is a winning deal SPECIFICATIONS POWER 1. optical digital audio out.1 system with stunningly pure sound quality. ethernet. 5x analogue audio. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 0 10 SONOS PLAYBAR £599. 3D Blu-ray player with great performance. 4x digital audio. Delivers a real boost to TV sonics HATE Pricey. at a groovy price HATE Satellites are a touch on the small side T3 SAYS A full 5. audio out. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 LOVE Bombastic. SD SIZE 430x179x38mm 05 VIRGIN MEDIA TIVO £199.CO. Slick operating system and a comprehensive set of connections HATE Limited web content. especially if you’re not bothered about Wi-Fi connectivity SPECIFICATIONS CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi. SONOS. unlike some rival receivers T3 SAYS A polished multichannel AV receiver with all the modern trimmings. 3D. EPSON. a sub and net-connected.000W CHANNELS 5. UK.COM/UK. composite.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 3 1 .CO. SONY.000:1 contrast ratio doesn’t hurt. EPSON. 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. Slick interface. and “a bit” pricey T3 SAYS A good-looking. future-proof B Blu-ray deck at a reasonable price SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Neatly designed.600. ethernet. 2x USB. Massive 1. despite slight lack of black detail. Wi-Fi via dongle CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi.ONKYO. Now includes BBC iPlayer and 4oD HATE Subscription cost is high T3 SAYS Still the best PVR choice with a slick interface.CO. optical out.CO.UK.COM. The 100. ethernet TYPE Freeview HD HD CHANNELS 5 TUNERS 2 STORAGE 500GB/125hrs HD recording 03 SONY BDP-S790 £199.1 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.CO. SONY. composite. optical audio in SIZE 85x900x140mm AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. VIRGINMEDIA. YOUVIEW.COM. HATE Full internet browser is nice. PANASONIC. LG. Excellent image quality and ease of use. 2x HDMI. £2. 2x USB. Recommends shows you might like HATE Expensive. no matter what it’s playing. 5x composite. high-end 2. 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. BENQ.1 CONNECTIONS Analogue. Eight HDMI inputs.CO. on-demand aplenty and great apps SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Powerful stereo sound that’s crisp. 2x USB. but awkward to navigate HA T3 S SAYS A feature-packed.UK Bargain projector that punches above its weight in 2D and 3D. TESTED MAY 2013 LOVE Built-in modem. audio. Tivo’s intelligent programming. 2TB hard disk. digital.UK. Virtual surround effect could be better T3 SAYS An excellent soundbar with added streaming skills. £870. All the big UK channels on board HATE No integrated Wi-Fi. optical. ethernet SIZE 430x188x41mm 04 ONKYO TX-NR515 £249. A decent all-rounder SPECIFICATIONS TYPE Cable HD CHANNELS 36 TUNERS 3 STORAGE 1TB/250hrs HD recording CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. Tricky NAS streaming H T SAYS Unimpeachable. Occasional buffering and box glitches T3 SAYS State-of-the-art hardware. TESTED JANUARY 2013 06 6 FOCAL BIRD £800. SKY. a huge content library and three tuners SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Simple design looks stylish parked under your telly. 4K-ready. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Five satellite speakers. 130W-per-channel oomph. wireless Kleer connectivity 02 SONY BDV-N590 £399. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 07 YOUVIEW HUMAX DTR-T1000 £239. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 08 LG BP420 £100.CO. £939.5TB storage. Interface not completely intuitive.COM. 2D and 3D picture quality T3 places this Blu-ray deck amongst the top decks SPECIFICATIONS POWER 130W per channel CONNECTIONS 8x HDMI. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE Unbeatable content.UK 2 SONY VPL-HW50ES Motion resolution is best in class for stunning action sequences.COM.

Decent battery life. JABRA. £160. USB media playback and internet radio.COM. DAMSONAUDIO. ELIPSON. You can control it all using your smartphone HATE Go properly multi-room and the costs pile up T3 SAYS A simple. DENON. Wi-Fi. £149. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Powerful and articulate 100W sound. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 LOVE Denon’s ditched the original Ceol’s CD player but kept AirPlay. SAMSUNG.COM 2 4 BRAVEN BRV-1 JABRA SOLEMATE The trainer-like design won’t suit all tastes but this is one LOUD mini-speaker. 3. auxiliary analogue. USB. brains and better-than-average sound. SONOS. plus excellent audio quality HATE Not much of a looker T3 SAYS A no-nonsense slab of audio power. Add the free Fidelio app and you get internet radio.Home audio {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top portable speakers 1 JAWBONE JAMBOX 3 DAMSON OYSTER Small. Bluetooth via USB dongle. Great. CAMBRIDGEAUDIO. line in. BRAVEN. 3.UK. a classy design and a strong wireless connection for AirPlay streaming. ethernet. Winner. optical in. audio in. £150. too. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 LOVE Powerful. The A5 is the little black dress of speakers SPECIFICATIONS S POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. analogue. Wonderful ease of use and simple wireless setup. 3.CO. DLNA.COM.COM Drop-proof. detailed sound quality.5mm out SIZE 180x90x234mm POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. Pricey T3 SAYS Stunning sound quality without Apple or Android prejudice.COM. A wireless dock everyone can enjoy SPECIFICATIONS POWER 40W CONNECTIVITY USB. multi-room sound. AirPlay. Spotify and Last. Bluetooth 3. Multi-room via iOS only T3 SAYS Looks. Bluetooth pairing is easy and reliable.UK. 3. £180. ethernet (Sonos proprietary streaming). TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 DENON CEOL PICCOLO 07 7 PHILIPS AW9000 £320. PIONEER. Android/Apple docking. PHILIPS. sleek design. TESTED MARCH 2010 10 ELIPSON PLANET LW £1. Ethernet. TESTED JANUARY 2012 08 PURE JONGO S3 £170.5mm SIZE 354x182x118mm POWER 4x 20W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi.COM This 3D speaker pushes the bass to the fore.UK.CO.COM. AirPlay. AllShare Play. PURE.UK. easy wireless streaming and great audio go some way towards justifying the LW’s high price SPECIFICATIONS POWER N/A CONNECTIVITY Wireless. RCA. 3. light and good for 12 hours of poolside play.CO. USB SIZE 450x148x240mm 05 SONOS PLAY:5 £321. splash-proof. 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. New app makes iTunes syncing easy HATE Bass wobbles at higher volumes T3 SAYS Elegant audio executed excellently. 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. brightly coloured and great sound quality.5mm out SIZE 300x180x120mm 02 £244 WITHOUT SPEAKERS. Can’t be linked to other hi-fi kit T3 SAYS Bold design. JAWBONE.5W + 10W CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. AirPlay SIZE 265x410mm RY NEW LOVE Good sound for the cost. TESTED JANUARY 2012 09 9 SAMSUNG DA-E750 £499. digital optical. PHILIPS. an iPod dock.UK. Can be linked for an easy.FM support.200. See more on page 118.CO. the Jongo S3 is a great introduction to multi-room audio SPECIFICATIONS E SPECIFICATIONS POWER 4x 2.COM 01 CAMBRIDGE AUDIO MINX AIR 100 £330. AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity. with a massive dose of features for not much money SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Crisp. wireless multi-room system HATE Fiddly Wi-Fi syncing. £319 WITH.5mm audio in SIZE 131x139x135mm NT 04 PIONEER X-SMC3 £138. A fine alternative to the one-box streaming norm SPECIFICATIONS POWER 2x 65W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE AirPlay and DLNA streaming. small. well-rounded look HATE Expensive. digital coaxial. effective and classy way to pump well-rounded audio into every room SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Superb sound. punchy sound quality with built-in valve amplification. TESTED MAY 2013 06 BOWERS & WILKINS A5 £454. AirPlay. Rugged. iOS/ Android dock. line in SIZE 217x365x123mm POWER 2x 50W CONNECTIVITY Proprietary wireless streaming via 30-pin or USB dongle SIZE 290mm circumference AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.COM/UK. BOWERS-WILKINS. too HATE No LCD display means setup is awkward T3 SAYS Quality speakers with added AirPlay? Love it POWER 2x 50W CONNECTIVITY Line in. ethernet.5mm in SIZE 300x210x350mm 03 PHILIPS FIDELIO SOUNDSPHERE £450. TESTED JUNE 2013 LOVE Superb.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . Bluetooth HATE USB playback is hit and miss.CO. AirPlay.0. Ideal for rave dads on the Costa. RCA SIZE 520x218x155mm POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY AirPlay. while the wood veneer speakers look classy HATE DLNA set-up needs to be made simpler T3 SAYS Buxom chunks of wireless sonic bliss. Bluetooth.

TESTED JANUARY 2011 10 SONY XBA-S65 £79. A great hipster’s choice SPECIFICATIONS S IMPEDANCE 34 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20. transparent audio with meaty bass and nicely retro retr stylings.CO.000Hz CORD LENGTH Wireless IMPEDANCE 32 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 17-23. APPLE.2m C 02 2 PARROT ZIK DESIGN BY STARCK £280. Crisp sound. The sign of a true audio gent… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Good noise isolation and crisp. it worked SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Lasso-style hangers keep buds securely in your ears. URBANEARS. with punchy. Lightweight. A simple.7m NEW IMPEDANCE 24 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 6-24. SONY.UK.COM/UK 2 SONY WALKMAN 4 SAMSUNG GALAXY S NWZ-Z1060 WI-FI 4.COM/UK New.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE NT RY J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 3 3 . AIAIAI. 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. Excellent on-ear touch controls HATE Battery life not brilliant.5-inch touchscreen. reliable Bluetooth pairing and active e noise-cancelling. ideal for pop and rock. Android-powered PMP. Evidently. Now only available as 16GB model.UK.DK. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 LOVE Loud Lo but precise sound quality. Great noise isolation from snug in-ear fit. Swift.CO. 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. SAMSUNG. UK.BEATSBYDRE. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 07 07 SENNHEISER CX 890I £119.COM.CO. A muso’s delight SPECIFICATIONS L LOVE Outstanding audio with good noise isolation HATE HAT A E Bested by the cheaper P3s at #1.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.UK Another excellent. PHILIPS. 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. BOWERS-WILKINS.36m IMPEDANCE 85 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20. £249. full-bodied audio. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 06 6 URBANEARS PLATTAN £39. more compact and lighter. 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. with T3 SAYS swanky sound quality to match SPECIFICATIONS SPECIF IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-25 000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. 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.2m IMPEDANCE 60 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20. APPLE.COM. but when the batteries run out the music dies SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Fetching. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Sensitive speakers. bass-loaded audio SPECIFICATIONS IMPEDANCE Not quoted FREQUENCY RANGE Not quoted CORD LENGTH 1. TESTED NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Clear.2m 03 3 PHILIPS FIDELIO L1 £200.UK.000Hz IMP CORD LENGTH 1. £80. doesn’t come particularly cheap HA T3 SAYS Super comfort and the highest audio quality lity justify the higher price tag.COM/UK 01 B&W P3 £169.000 Hz CORD LENGTH 1.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.1m IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20. On the heavy/expensive side T3 SAYS With innovative controls and excellent sound these wireless cans are a bit of a tech design classic SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Copes well with all genres of music. FROM £249. larger 2.UK.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.{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. Play-Doh-like design.UK. as ever. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 09 9 URBANEARS ZINKEN £80. The looks are self-consc self-consciously “premium” and consequently a bit naff Y The T P5 has a high-end look.COM. URBANEARS. branding-free. feel and price. 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. An anti-tangle cord adds further niceness HATE Luxury. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Great audio. apps and games oozes quality each time it’s redesigned. BOWERS-WILKINS.2 Slightly better than the Touch on audio.3m CO 04 4 BEATS BY DR DRE EXECUTIVE £269.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.CO. SENNHEISER. PARROT. TESTED JUNE 2012 0 08 8 B&W P5 £249.COM.CO. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 LOVE Looks better than the P5 below. slightly worse on everything else. Extremely Extrem effective noise cancelling. and is cheaper. though only 8GB storage. Foldable design HAT A Noise cancelling requires AAA batteries HATE T3 SAYS Exceptional sound quality.CO.2m AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. SONY. properly punchy bass and a stylishly rugged.000 Hz CORD LENGTH Not quoted 05 05 AIAIAI TMA-1 £163. £129.

Bluetooth 4. Vista. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 SCREEN 4. Easy Wi-Fi setup and simple printing from iPhones HATE Prints are more expensive than average T3 T SAYS It’s not cheap. 2x AA batteries 02 0 2 ASTRO GAMING A50 £249.0. sleek. USB.COM/UK. giving you motiv motivational Fuel to burn HATE Not as good as Fitbit. JOBY. Rugged. MUGENPOWER BATTERIES.0 SIZE 130x101x53mm AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.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. Accurate mapping HATE Live subscription adds to the cost after year one T3 SAYS Mapping and IQ is more accurate than ever and everything looks stunning on the big.COM. Lightweight L enough to carry anywhere. five-inch screen SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Well-thought-out. TESTED AUGUST 2012 06 LOVE Slim. 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.COM. Comprehensive mapping HATE No Live services.1 surround sound from a wireless. Ups your activity all-day. FITBIT.0. ethernet RESOLUTION Up to 5.COM/PLUS. with excellent sound quality across PC. bike-specific features.0 BATTERY LIFE 5-7 days SIZE 48x19x10mm WEIGHT 8g CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi.3 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 122x74x9mm LOVE Works with PC and Mac. Mac OS X 10. but for more demanding photographers this provides top quality prints SPECIFICATIONS CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 4.CO. £30. MOBILEFUN. Customisable. TESTED JULY 2011 LOVE Great build quality. Very comfortable. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Larger screen. 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. Adds a kickstand.COM. weatherproof build. 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. TOMTOM. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Flexibility adds creative freedom. OTTERBOX.COM. Simple-to-navigate maps and a responsive touchscreen. smartphone-like design.COM OTTERBOX DEFENDER Protection against drops and dust without too much excess bulk. five-inch screen. Mac. NIKE.3. the Rider is good. Reliably stable HATE Lacks height T3 SAYS A solid yet flexible tripod for every imaginable surface. 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.CO. USB 2. XP. $30. there’s little to dislike here T3 SAYS The ultimate co-pilot.COM 01 GARMIN 3490LMT 3490LM £235. noise-cancelling headset HATE The cost may cause a little anxiety. Xbox 360 players s will have to wire it to their controller d T3 SAYS THE accessory for gamers.UK. One year of TomTom’s Live services free. PS3 and Xbox 360 SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH PERFORMANCE M MOUSE MX £50. LOGITECH. Pow! £73. if a little primitive SPECIFICATIONS E SCREEN 5 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 143x88x19mm NEW SCREEN 4.COM 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 FLIP COVER 4 GALAXY NOTE 2 MUGEN BATTERY & COVER Slimline bumper-and-flip job protects your S4’s bountiful.CO. £27.UK. this is small. TESTED MARCH 2013 08 EPSON PX830FWD £348. reliable and won’t steal your boiled sweets SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH K360 WIRELESS KEYBOARD SPECIFICATIONS £23. this grips and bends to suit your needs SPECIFICATIONS LOV LOVE Free iPhone app. INCIPIO. Crisp menus. Free traffic updates HATE With map updates gratis. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 09 NIKE+ FUELBAND £129.760dpi SIZE 465x458x198mm WEIGHT 11. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 07 LOVE Top-notch audio quality with Dolby 7. ASTROGAMING. 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 4.3 inches CONNECTIVITY USB 2.9 or later 03 03 FITBIT ONE £80. slick.COM.UK Doubles the battery life. LOGITECH.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 4 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 NT RY . TESTED MARCH 2011 10 0 TOMTOM RIDER £349.4kg 4 04 JOBY GORILLAPOD SLR-ZOOM JOB £42. TOMTOM. relatively low-res screen T3 SAYS The best satnav for two wheels rather than T fo four. EPSON.COM. GARMIN.0 BATTERY LIFE 4 days SIZE 147-197mm circumference WEIGHT From 27g 05 TOMTOM GO LIVE 1005 £260 + £47 PER YEAR.

THE BEST OF THE CG INDUSTRY 2013 CG AWARDS WHO SHOULD WIN? Make your voice heard! 3D World invites nominations for the only awards to celebrate the year’s best CG work in effects. games and arch-viz Last year’s award winners ran the gamut from independent animators to Hollywood giants THE CATEGORIES Send us your nominations for as many categories as you like Only products or work released between 1 May 2012 and 30 April 2013 are eligible Technology Awards New Application of the Year Software Update of the Year Plug-in of the Year Software Innovation of the Year Hardware Innovation of the Year Creative Awards CG Animated Feature Film of the Year CG Animation Short of the Year VFX Feature Film of the Year VFX Film Short of the Year CG Commercial Campaign of the Year Arch Viz Still of the Year Arch Viz Animation of the Year CG Videogames In-Game Award CG Videogame Promotion Award 3D World Hall of Fame Award Make your nominations now! Closing date: 14 June 2013 @3DWorldMag #3dwawards www.3dworldmag.com .com/3dworldmagazine www.com/cgawards Brought to you by 3D World.facebook. animation. www. the magazine for CG artists.3dworldmag.



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

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