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


clobber ’n’ tech for hip kids. make it hotter with T3’s 50+ summer essentials. splashing the carnage up your walls Need list 18 Eat a killer fish. build a Steam Box PC RATED 360 review: Samsung Galaxy S4 99 Obsession: tattooing This month’s gadget musts. Lincoln and more… Music The Child of Lov’s electro-stoner soul Apps. Check them out. hobby-horse bicycle. Plus the ultimate garden-party paraphernalia Drive 80 Silicon Valley’s high-tech houses: desirable areas. and this interplanetary cam will spot it Viewing recommended 28 Twin-tuners. more features than you can shake a stick at. 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. 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. faster processor. websites & ebooks Updates on the biggest tech stories of the last two years. 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. hot headphones 20 Spiderwebs. flying and doing whatever a spider can. courtesy of tech T3 investigates… Revisited 93 Zero Dark Thirty. in VERY vivid detail Life on Mars? 26 Soundtrack your workout session with these sweat-proof. improved interfaces and access to more content than ever before… Group test: Bluetooth speakers 118 Robot mowers evolve. hearts enscribed with “Mum”. games. speeding MAMILs and middle-of-the-roaders Home 77 The first ultra-HD media players are here. 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. by a robot tennis coach Bikes. by way of the Dreamliner and a mission to Mars Shutdown 138 ON THE COVER JESSICA @VISION MODEL MANAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHED BY RICHARD GRASSIE STYLING BY MICHELLE KELLY MAKE-UP AND HAIR BY JOHANNI NEL @SUPERNOVA Touchfit: GSP gets you cage-fighting fit Ten techy things we do before going on hols J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 9 .Contents July 2013 / Issue 217 Editor’s letter 11 OPINION Insight: Luke Lewis Silicon: Mark Prigg Truth: Duncan Bell Future: Peter Firth 51 52 53 53 TECH LIFE Gadget of the month: KitchenAid kit 67 RADAR Most Wanted: Microsoft IllumiRoom 15 The new Artisan small-appliance range mauls your wallet but lifts your kitchen How to… 68 69 Gaming breaks free of your screen. 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. Is this the best Android yet? Our verdict is in… Review: Pure Jongo 104 All-seeing toddler monitors. from Bitcoin to goal-line tech. 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. But there might be on other planets. retro-tinged Honda superbike Fitness tech meets GPS. stay-put fitness ’buds Supertest: smart TVs 109 No. from TomTom’s latest satnav to Samsung’s Galaxy Mega Hot. 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.


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

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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. getting you deeper into the game than ever before… Warn the kids and the dog.

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

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

even after you leave the car. It comes in 4. while a solidstate drive keeps moving parts to a minimum and the thickness to just 19.6-inch touchscreen tablet from the splash-resistant keyboard dock and input switches from backlit keys to ten-finger multi-touch accordingly. A three-month speed camera trial will help you avoid the need for Chris Huhnetype fraudulence. Dual 60W speakers pump out soundtracks with aplomb. full-HD. Philips has loaded its Double Bass tech into this Bluetooth-connected soundbar. TOSHIBA.CO.1 helps with the Virtual Surround.UK. £250. but the Z10t does feel reassuringly businesslike. HDMI and an SD card reader all feature. You can also send traffic info to your smartphone via Bluetooth – ensuring safe journeys.COM/UK. with its LED light serving up 700 big lumens of brightness and a 1280x800 image resolution. while an integrated orientation sensor works to optimise sound performance depending on its position in the room. there’s this wireless projector. OUT MAY 1 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . guys: this Windows 8 Pro Toshiba is the latest hybrid device offering a bit of both. ASUS. all with a lifetime sub to TomTom’s real-time traffic service. It can also play as part of a surround-sound speaker team. PHILIPS. five. while a 2W speaker provides a certain amount of sound. OUT TBC {3} RAISING THE BAR Philips HTL5120 On a mission to improve your TV’s sound quality without adding any cable mess. Sexy it ain’t. TOMTOM. It collects files straight from your network-connected laptop. £TBC.CO.COM. A redesigned user interface offers quick search options – your live map is shown in the background – and clearer traffic information.9mm.UK. but for even greater classiness. tablet or smartphone and turns them into 51-inch images. Rip the detachable. The wing-shaped profile has been engineered for either wall or table-top mounting.3-.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. £529. £TBC. 11. while Dolby Digital 5.or six-inch screen sizes. 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. An Intel Core processor – precise model unconfirmed as yet – two USB slots. OUT NOW {4} TO PROJECT AND SERVE Asus B1M Projector How can you make your PowerPoint presentation more impressive? One answer is star wipes. 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.

£350. £130.7GHz chip and 1. so you can forget headlining the Ministry with this. this is the first compact camera to feature a 30x optical zoom.UK.COM/UK.4-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and Wi-Fi for uploading your long-lens shots of Prince Harry cavorting directly to social networks. SAMSUNG. so you can now choose from a selection of 2. a 19. £TBC. seconds and days displayed as if you’re looking into an amphibian’s bulging eye. or adding them via the miracle of microSD. Kobo has been busily filling the shelves of its online bookstore. With Intel Pentium or Celeron processors. 1600x900 LCD screen and Dolby Home Theatre surround sound. A thermostatic valve system allows for the addition and removal of liquid so the dome is always totally – but not overly – full. it also includes tech borrowed from Sony’s high-end RX range. $35. You can connect directly to speakers and also via USB and MIDI. Basically.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 9 . with its 6. It’s easy on the eye. Also on-board: an eight-“mega”pixel camera. it’s a watch whose face is filled with fluid.COM. 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. 6. It also shoots 50fps full-HD video. what you want is a liquid-filled dome.5GB of RAM should deliver splendid performance. OUT JUNE {9} VA-VA ZOOM Sony Cyber-shot HX50 Go on. including a 20. KOBO. faders and two FX dials. OUT JUNE {5} TIME IS FLUID Ressence Type 3 Forget regular watch faces.8-inch e-ink screen boasting a crisp. but it does offer a cheap musical fix.COM. integrated graphics and up to 16GB RAM it may not exactly challenge Deep Blue. OUT NOW WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. NUMARK. Not content with above-average eyesight. take a closer look. SONY. 4G. while a dualcore 1. OUT NOW {10} ABSOLUTELY PHABLETULOUS Samsung Galaxy Mega What? The Galaxy S4’s five-inch screen. RESSENCE.0 and NFC. but it does have mum-like multitasking powers.CO. storing them in the 4GB provided.5-inch display not big enough for you? Samsung’s latest “phablet” or “tablone” – the Galaxy Mega – has a 720p. plus Android Jelly Bean OS. with Windows 8 home screens for everyone.5 million e-tomes.NEWS BLIP WINDOWS 8 UPDATE – CODENAMED BLUE – TO ARRIVE BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR Radar {7} HOME HUB Acer Aspire ZC-605 This all-in-one PC wants to become your family’s new multimedia hub. So you’ve learned something today. £TBC. OUT T NOW {6} THEN THEY LIVED HAPPILY IN HI-DEF… Kobo Aura HD Kobo’s latest ereader comes with a built-in backlight. with hours. Bluetooth 4. putting it in direct competition with the Kindle Paperwhite. £140. so you can mix Black Sabbath into Chrvches using just a laptop and the very smallest of trestle tables. overlaid with Samsung’s beloved TouchWiz. and a hotshoe means you can add an external flash. 1080x1440 resolution. while a dedicated EV dial on the back lets you fiddle with exposure compensation like a pro.COM.000. and costs this much because that’s much harder to maintain than you ever dreamed.EU. so it’s compatible with most existing PC and Mac DJ software. or Note II’s 5.5-inch. EQ controls have been mysteriously abandoned.3-incher. ACER.

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


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


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


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


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





to the back of your smartphone for a 100 per cent battery boost.com Tweet @t3dotcom Facebook /T3mag Letters T3 Magazine.000 times from Google Play.509 Average burn 9. Microsoft is toying with the amazing IllumiRoom concept and previously released Kinect. Tim Berners-Lee. it believes. NW1 6NW I N B OX Radar Online stories.Email T3@futurenet.950 kcal Nokia’s new Asha 210 phone features a dedicated WhatsApp button for instant messaging. WIN THIS The Galaxy S4 lands… Awkward. Now: High contract costs and limited availability in the UK’s rural expanses mean EE has so far lured just 130.CO. *Sighs*. are now on sale in South Korea.uk site THE T3 ENDOMONDO CHALLENGE Which OS has the fittest fans? 20. direct layout – reminds us of the new gov.040.000 users from other networks.220 kcal BlackBerry Brigade Recruits 1.295 Calories 46.274 Calories 114. free of charge. effective worldwide. POWERSKIN. a researcher at CERN. which prevents the mics being sold to HTC. 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.778 kcal Symbian Squad Recruits 697 Calories 6.725. TWEETS AND POSTS about Microsoft’s latest innovation.UK WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3.202 Calories 11.2. not just in the Netherlands. less shipping fees. SEND MAIL. 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. First step to challenging the Facebook phone? CURVY TECH The world’s first curved OLED TVs. and the results are in… T3 We’ve been nominated for Consumer Media Brand of the Year at the 2013 PPA awards.752. Now: CERN has made the first ever webpage available to the public – info.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. 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. Are you 4G connected? Then: EE announced its first-in-the-UK 4G service last year. 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. now home of the Large Hadron-Collider.cern. for Nokia by STMicroelectronics.238.908 kcal WP Warriors Recruits 1.048 Average burn 8. Android Army Recruits 12.614 Average burn 9. @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.850. limpet-like. netting a not-sogood average review score of 2. {WINNING} What’s going up and down in the land of tech {FA I L I NG} WII U THE T3 WINDEX YOUR MAILS.670. 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 S2.932 Average burn 7. debates and harsh lessons igniting the tech world this month THE BUZZ A simple.ch/hypertext/ WWW/TheProject. everyone… WHATSAPP WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? {INTERNET} {LEGA L} {MOBILE} CERN recreates first ever webpage Then: 20 years ago. £52. London. made by LG. created the world wide web.5 billion! Rubbish! FACEBOOK HOME Our in-depth review is on p99. ahead of network competitors.755 Calories 12. Fingers crossed.528.857 Average burn 10. 2 Balcombe Street. 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.960 calories.223 entrants have burned 192. Now: Nokia has secured an injunction from the Amsterdam District Court.331 kcal Team Apple Recruits 4. however they are received. How many Galaxy S4 phones would it take to crush a midget? @JAMESLOCKWOOD9 VIA TWITTER The social hub has been downloaded 500. He then gave it to the world. with the tantalising promise of 20Mbps download speeds.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 3 5 .


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




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



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

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

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. {HD MOMENT} £8 CD. £8 MP3. replete with barked instructions and gargled slogans from MES. do ring absolutely true. the way CoL bakes them in his Dutch oven is hella fresh. sorry Osama Bin Laden. alien pop. £10 SD DL. However. nothing more or less. from Navy SEALs to CIA interrogators. Director Brian De Palma pushes the “style and referentiality” meters deep into the red. OUT MAY 27 EMPIRE OF THE SUN Ice on the Dune The synth duo FROM THE FUTURE – okay. here’s just shy of an hour’s-worth of the sensitive Icelanders’ usual brand of soaring melancholy. HD DOWNLOAD THE LAST STAND BLU-RAY. £15 BD. Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar-winning War-on-Terror treatise suffers somewhat from being rooted in that boring old place. future men SIGUR RÓS Kveikur Just in time for the summer solstice. £14 DL OUT MAY 27 This wants to be “Toy Story with video games. but this makes 18th century politics seem urgent and contemporary. Ralph and… Bang! Re-Mit The righteously slurring Mark E Smith is back. as always with Bigelow. the excitement is reduced by the fact we know perfectly well how this story pans out: a raid. SD DOWNLOAD Blowout BLU-RAY Cold Spring Fault Less Youth Do you remember and cherish 90s Essex experimentalists Disco Inferno? Then you’ll like this. Damon Albarn and MF Doom guest. perhaps. £8 MP3. and while the ingredients may be familiar. there’s a lot of “enhanced interrogation” (torturing people). £16 BD.” then melts into a trite puddle of “be yourself/ follow your dreams” clichés. What’s that. £10 CD. plucky bunch against heavilyarmed baddies. £10 HD DL. HD WRECK-IT RALPH BLU-RAY.” but after a bright start devolves into “Cars with video games. strictly speaking. searches desperately for terror leader Abu Nazir. £24 BD. £9 MP3. £7 MP3. As ultra-motivated yet conflicted Carrie. OUT JUNE 17 £15 BLU-RAY. A Western updated efficiently enough. sorry Maya (Jessica Chastain). Sweet! £14 CD. but ZDT is nowhere near deep enough a film to make that feel like anything more than an incidental detail. Their shtick’s still entertaining. Arnie. as a small-town cop leading a rag-tag. OUT NOW MOUNT KIMBIE LINCOLN BLU-RAY. a brief shootout and the cold corpse of a dangerous man being “buried at sea”. His music is a jacking mix of horny horns and synthy bass. Expect grinding. non-understated style. £8 MP3. Sydney – return in usual. His voice is like Prince being impersonated by Grover from The Muppets. and he is funky. OUT JUNE 3 This ’81 classic stars John Travolta as a sound tech who accidentally records an assassination. the action scenes and the everyday details of people doing extraordinary jobs. File alongside Jamie Lidell in your “electro-soul” collection. £16 BD. OUT JUNE 10 Arnie looks older than God here. OUT MAY 27 Overlong. £14 HD DOWNLOAD. Along the way. young guns. with the mastery of director Spielberg and super-thesp Day Lewis shining bright. OUT NOW The raid on Bin Laden’s house is brilliantly handled. tense despite the outcome being literally a foregone conclusion {BEST OF THE R EST} Old punks. reality. you don’t? Shame on you. OUT JUNE 1 « J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 47 .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. £15 CD. He is The Child of Lov. £9 CD. OUT JUNE 10 THE FALL {BEST OF THE R EST} Abe.

TOUCH App of the month Scottish T3-ers: admire art. £0. All beautifully presented.COM FREE THREE WEBSITES ROCKING T3’S BOAT A free premium app every month! Playgodsrule. TOUCH The latest food craze: raw. Music.49. iPhone and iPod Touch users rocking iOS 5.COM Shine On Raw iOS 4.69. or even heating. FREE. First up is Tiny Troopers.twitter. FREE. £2. Listen to clips of music suggested by mates or trends. tips and tricks to making all their latest creations.and gymnastics-fuelled success into a rounded workout for you. where users share guides. the excellent. We suggest you leave actual cage fighting to the pros. being fit enough to defend yourself from facial pounding whilst locked in a cage isn’t bad. SHINEONRAW. Canadian beefcake Georges St-Pierre is the mixed martialarts welterweight world champ. so you won’t need to buy an entire home gym to feel the burn. iPHONE. though.0+: iPAD. Also available as an iOS app. then get off your arse and head to the gallery to unlock bonus content including hi-res images and extra info. but now you have to feed two monsters by dragging sweets through six time periods and inter-dimensional gates. It does a pretty good job.DO Cut The Rope: Time Travel iOS 4. with the app responding to real-time user feedback and “tailoring each individual workout to your current level of fitness. TOUCH Combining puzzles and local multiplayer.com THE TUNES Twitter’s music-biz foray is big on fanfare. iPHONE. com THE SHOW A new kind of gaming series from the ex-Inside Xbox team that splices Brookerlike satire with game-like functionality.ORG TOUCHFIT: GSP Want to get cage-fighter ripped? Reigning UFC champ Georges St-Pierre has an app for that… Moxtra iOS 5. TOUCH You are the candy man again. As in no cooking. T3 are pleased to offer a full priced app every issue for no money at all. iPHONE. light on substance.APPS {IOS} Apple’s latest little gems Sportstream iOS 5. download and get gaming… BIT. or full tracks via Spotify – it’d work better if embedded in the latter.” as St-Pierre explains it.COM HowDo iOS 5.3+: iPAD.com THE GAME Taking on in-app purchase big cheese Clash of Clans. While this will reap major rewards for serious gym bunnies with an unwavering focus on rock-hard legs and core.3+: iPAD. SPORTSTREAM. So it follows a bloke who’s won multiple cage fights is a good fitness role model. All iPad. Will soon cover Premier League football.COM ArtHunter iOS 4.COM Badland iOS 4. ZEPTOLAB. Thank-you-for-playing. With hundreds of recipes to browse.0+: iPAD. FREE. TOUCH A social network for crafty types. from athlete/pundit tweets to play-by-play commentary. this Limbo-meets-World of Goo adventure has you floating through a trap-littered forest. iPHONE. sir. TOUCH Sport-related social media chatter. plus input from trainer Patrick Beauchamp and nutrition coach Dr John Berardi. HOW. iPHONE. there’s also plenty here for the casual user. TOUCH A s routes to well-being go. iPHONE. Cannon Fodder-esque strategy shooter from Angry Birds publisher Chillingo.3+: iPAD.3+: iPAD. BADLANDGAME. NATIONALGALLERIES.COM . it’s sorted. MOXTRA. with everything stored in the cloud for easy access. You “play” the Kickstarter-funded show’s world. Sega’s Godsrule: War of Mortals is a real-time strategy MMO with a plan. For one. there’s more to this than celery sticks.LY/XZSXPO 4 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. Cross-platform play across web browsers and iPad is particularly applaudable. head here. Whether it’s a family reunion or a work merger. iPHONE. FREE.0+. the exercises mostly require minimal equipment. with 500 video exercises. unlocking extras as you view.0+: iPAD. Manage and share your projects. too. FREE. covering everything from supplements to stock up on to recovery routines. and this smart app channels his plyometric.

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that can be endlessly remoulded for comic purposes. and you’d be right.Opinion TA L K IN G T EC H W IT H T 3’S E X P E RT AL L IES {THIS MONTH} Luke Lewis is a meme master Mark Prigg’s early adopter envy Duncan Bell debates in-app policy Vote Peter Firth to live on Mars Edited by Matt Hill LUKE LEWIS {INSIGHT} MEMES FOR THE MASSES Buzzfeed UK’s editor reckons the geeks have inherited the earth. Ed Balls. It was such a popular reference. but it also represented something quietly profound. You could argue this was nothing but a weak joke stretched beyond breaking point. It actually predates the internet – Richard Dawkins coined it in 1976 – but it’s come to mean a reference. usually a photo. The Guardian launched a liveblog to chronicle the silliness. with news delivered via internet sound bites becoming the social norm… here was a moment. when it seemed like the whole of the internet was talking Balls. Now. 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 . while maintaining its underlying structure. the triumph of LOL-laden web culture. specifically. The MP’s face was crudely Photoshopped on to endless pictures. meme is a slightly annoying word. a few weeks back. Celebrities piled in with gags. This kind of playful creativity has always been popular on the web. Namely. and the moment memes went truly mainstream. The whole thing’s too daft to explain in detail – it started when the Shadow Chancellor tweeted his own name accidentally – but what began life as a Twitter in-joke snowballed into a collective obsession.

Since then it has become ever more central to the social-media conversation around breaking news. It used to be the preserve of nerdier corners of the web. is the current king of the early-adopter jungle. Both Apple and Google are clever in dripfeeding beta versions. greatest and yet-to-be-fully-released smartphone. The meme has become democratised. While this has. US President Barack Obama submitting to an “AMA” (Ask Me Anything) interview with the site in August 2012 was effectively its mainstream coming-out party. There’s still a way to go before the site achieves broadsheet-style respectability – when Redditors “identified” the Boston bombing suspects. a new email organisation service. Even apps are having a go. 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. too. Luke is editor of Buzzfeed. it’s tough keeping up with them. while many firms refuse to say what they’re working on. where brandishing the latest. to select devices. but social and cultural. Just as traditional media is becoming more {SILICON} NO POINTS FOR 2ND Early adopters are no longer a secret cult. with furtive showings-off confined to certain bars and restaurants. the web’s biggest repository of memes. With all this openness it would be easy to believe that there are few secrets left in Silicon Valley. Mailbox. a tease for your wallet. 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. a calendar replacement. Reddit. But there’s an interesting paradox here.com/uk 5 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 to its true commercial potential. have followed suit. and one advertising execs are very keen to jump aboard. be careful. as ever. on facebook. It’s not even a phenomenon reserved for hardware. as tech firms harness the power of being first n a city full of well-paid geeks. trying desperately to create one from thin air rather than letting them gestate naturally. 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. Google’s Glass AR specs are still well away from a consumer release. been dubbed “Glassholes”. putting your own spin on a meme required. Every agency dreams of harnessing the runaway quality of the “viral”. Memes now travel at such breathtaking velocity. it’s now well and truly out in the open. It might already be yesterday’s meme. Sometimes they reverse-engineer this. San Francisco is a city inhabited almost entirely by those muchreferenced-on-sales-sheets “early adopters”. but of course the truth is very different. your phone better not be a day out of date. Being the earliest of early adopters now grants street cred – or gets you banned from bars. Virgin Media billboards appeared around the UK that showed a baby clenching his fist – he was already known to millions online as Success Kid. depending on where you frequent – as only Google employees and a select few developers have a pair. 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. When chancellor George Osborne joined Twitter with a smug photo update. with a small portion of the public happy to pay to become devs just to get hold of the latest kit. After all. You can also remark. is evolving into a news outlet. depending on your tolerance – with the Question Of Sport crew’s version less jumping the shark. openness is just another part of a tech firm’s marketing arsenal. Apps such as Tempo. implementing a queue system that’s part democratic admin. but then the operating system under the hood is important. it’s all about shareability. too. Until recently. too. if not coding expertise.M A R K P R IGG « super-charged in the social-media age. 4chan and its British counterpart B3ta. yet are arguably the most talked-about gadget on the planet. we’ve set up a brand new hub at T3.com/t3mag and “on the Twitter” @t3dotcom… . at least some skill with Photoshop. 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. they’re becoming walking billboards. they got it very badly wrong – but the point remains. the meme that arose was stoked by contributions from Metro and the New Statesman. somewhat harshly and perhaps a bit jealously. It’s a social phenomenon. communities such as Reddit. these lucky few have already. Sure. 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. So next time you make a point online by referencing Grumpy Cat. or Ned Stark from Game Of Thrones. Nowadays sites such as Quickmeme enable you to pick a photo and type in your gag. been a relatively underground cult. keeping up with the latest tech trends isn’t just a matter of financial survival. In the case of Google Glass. until recently.com/opinion for you to comment. A series of very public beta tests. Sure. it’s a ploy that’s likely to reap big rewards. 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. and in Google’s case final software. part marketing masterstroke. requiring users to wait their turn – and rewarding those who hear about it first. more vaulting the whale. Last year. claiming to be in “stealth mode”.

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



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com Jo Malone Oud and Bergamot £95. £25.uk Givenchy Play Sport £41.co. selfridges.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.ESSENTIAL SUMMER GADGETS SUMMER Makes scents to us… Colonia by Acqua Di Parma £50. hanging round your neck rather than getting tangled in. givenchy.com . creedfragrances.com 1 Urban Ears Baggis Creed Virgin Island Water £87. jomalone. the aforementioned mower. for instance.co. urbanears. They stick together when not in use.

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

at your table. viola: mains and dessert. it’s not ready. 27-inch from £1.uk 2 Gallotti & Radice Milano Finish options are natural ash. weber. It’s like the iPad Mini. while a huge range of adjustments suit any body shape. apple.com reviewed. Compared to a laptop it offers more screen and less microwaving of your scrotum. so you won’t be a hunchback by the time you retire. refreshing air rather than web browsing and time-passing apps. except with cool. From £3. fish. veg.com/uk 5 Inadays InaTrap Electronic Insect Killer The best-looking bug zapper around. The 15mm glass top adds boardroom class to your spare room and could double as a ping pong table at a push. fcilondon.co. over on p106 1 Dyson AM02 Mini This may look just like Dyson’s much-loved tower fan but it stands only 87cm tall.com 3 Joseph Joseph Rinse and Chop Plus A space-saving. £300. herman miller.113. the Get your grub sorted other meats.499. folding chopping board that doubles as a colander. all served up. if blood spurts out and hits you in the face. it doubles as an LED lamp. this resembles a mushroom designed by Philippe Starck. $75.co.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.420. £2.com 6 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .uk 4 Apple iMac The 2013 model drops the DVD drive to slim down to the same depth as an iPhone 5. As well as keeping your deskspace free of midges.900. At last! £15. Et indoors with the kitchen tech on p67.com 2 Salter Heston Blumenthal precision meat thermometer Not sure if your meat’s ready? Pierce it with this silicon-gripped analyser. £10.099. basically.com 4 Bodum Bistro electric table grill One side does crêpes and bacon. salterhousewares. Our favourite feature? A sear station that ensures your meat looks as good as it tastes and vice versa. exactingly.uk 3 Herman Miller Aeron Executive The office classic’s mesh back keeps you cool in every sense. 20-inch from £1. non-slip. black or tobacco stain. Sporty in-earphones are £130.co. dyson. £1. bodum. josephjoseph. amazon.

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.



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

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

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

COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 9 1 . BATMAN! BATMAN’S FLYING CAPE GLIDE INTO BATTLE – OR YOUR OFFICE.Current flying-cape tech lets you fly like a real bat (that has just been shot dead in mid-flight) I. a new method.” the University of Leicester is whether Batman would ever be able to survive the landing if he flew using just his Batcape.UK HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THIS POWER? ER? “Large-scale invisibility is still l 35 re’s years away.CO. lights or mirrors. For the last six years the Special Parachute and Logistics consortium have been developing the Gryphon. “Current techniques work best with objects of comparable size to the wavelengths they’re trying to hide from.” says t P Peter Hutton. £69. scientists are trying to do something similar with “metamaterials” and “metascreens” . material cape into a rigid flying suit. However. EO batteries. For Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight franchise. Based on calculations taken from the Dark Knight’s memory cloth cape.” laments Hutton. “The make up of light waves means that only microscopic objects can be rendered invisible. her invisibility rival.” says Alu. TORCHDIRECT. It uses an electrical charge. n a adds Westgate.” says Professor Andrea Alu. These man-made fabrics work by interrupting the flow of light so that waves are bent around objects.” Now. TITANIUM UTILITY RING Put the bling into your vigilantism by wearing this ring made from titanium plates that folds out into a straight blade.000 feet using the Gryphon they could glide for around 30 miles at an average speed of 60 miles an hour. “was a hybrid mix of parachute-grade nylon and velvet pile. pocket-sized torch will light up the bad guys to the tune of 400 lumens. rigid wingspan and a glide ratio of 5:1. bottle opener and handy comb.COM HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THIS POWER? POTENTIAL PROBLEMS? P “At last. up to a distance of 1m. which makes it instantly stiffen so that Batman can glide from tall buildings. we need to wait another 20 years. it look really cool” “Currently. When completed. Its built-in camera will capture the moment you take down the bad guys in 1080p at 60fps. There are alternatives. aren’t LED LENSER F1 FLASHLIGHT This lithium powered. which lo looked great but was also light enough to be able to li c catch the air beneath it” . called electrostatic flocking. JTT. $110. but microscopic objects are generally n t they? quite hard to see anyway. £32. “The only reason we are able to see an object at all is because of the light rays bouncing off its surface. then. by bending light waves around gles fooling even night-vision goggles without the use of cameras. COOLMATERIAL. HIGH-TECH KIT TO MAKE YOU A LITTLE BIT SUPER: HOLY INEXPENSIVE ACCESSORIES.33:1. This thumb-sized camera can take 11-megapixel stills and record full 1080p video in the pitch black. CEO eople Guy Cramer. In real life. according to Stephen Westgate. the very latest thing in wingsuit technology. called “mantle cloaking” . the Gryphon will be fitted with AR navigation and automatic guidance for a smooth landing. This bad boy gives the wearer a 2m. The production team b borrowed a technique pioneered by the Ministry p o of Defence. so night vision is essential. it was calculated that the impact of hitting the ground would be similar to hitting a car travelling at 50mph. £TBC. Hyperstealth ts Biotechnology Corp. so our eyes never see the returning light rays. equating to a 350m glide from the top of a 150m building. It e r reduced the cape’s night-vision profile but. However. member of the production design team. If someone was to jump from 30.7 metre one with a glide ratio of 2. JTT CHOBI CAM PRO 3 Evil lurks in the darkness.JP POTENTIAL PROBLEMS? The difficulty comes when you try to disguise larger objects. but do those people know they’ve seen it…? ? VIDEO HEAD HELMET CAM Protect your do-gooding dome with this crash hat. pioneered by Alu. correct us if we’re wrong. I can shop in Lidl without shame…” O of the questions One concerning researchers at “For electroactive polymer techniques that could turn a soft. says that “the people ks that need to know that it works e have seen it” . which compares favourably to the Caped Crusaders’s 4.NE. Professor Alu admits. the use of electroactive polymers is e t the closest thing we have to memory cloth. “also made . serrated blade. however. but there’s ific always the chance of a scientific breakthrough. 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. uses an ultra-thin metallic metascreen to cancel out the waves as they are reflected off the cloaked object. a research s scientist at Bayer Material S Science. “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. a new type of fabric was invented which. saw. VIDEOHEAD HELMETS. you’d need some hefty Bat armour to survive that. 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.” she says. claims its e Quantum Stealth camouflage nvisible can already render a wearer invisible d them. none more so than Bruce Wayne’s cape made of “memory cloth” . physicist at the University of Texas. You’re a superhero without pockets? 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creating a classic bubble: suddenly there were plenty of Bitcoin buyers. The recent financial meltdown in Cyprus sparked fears that high-earning. Of the 11 million Bitcoins currently in circulation – 10 million shy of the total number there will ever be. This panic buying inflated the currency’s value. In May 2013. One of the main reasons for this virtual currency hitting headlines is the failure of traditional ones. however. And fall. due to the mathematically created currency’s selflimiting nature – more than three-quarters are stockpiled by investors. If you’d bought just one Bitcoin back when T3 looked into it in December 2011. which potentially faces similar problems – punters began trading Euros for Bitcoins. In April 2013. domestic bank accounts would be raided. is it unpredictable. And rise. it was worth an incredible $260 (£170). The e-currency has climbed to heights not imagined by financial forecasters. 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”. but little availability. with . It began as a toy for geeks but is now making millions for investors – and criminals. woah boy. the mysterious inventor/s of Bitcoin.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 was down to $144 (£93). outperforming market expectations but. it would have set you back $15 (about £10). its value has continued to rise.

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

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

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




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

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

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


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


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

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

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

too. One thing that hasn’t changed significantly from last year is picture quality: this Bravia still offers outstanding HD clarity. Jam-packed internet TV portal HATE Interface is a jumble of content. 4x specs WEB TV BBC iPlayer. There’s loads to explore. Sony has refined its smartphone interaction. but it’s outsmarted by rivals. Ethernet. Aside from the online content you also get the choice of a Freeview HD or satellite tuner. 3x USB. but any NFC-enabled smartphone can get in on the action. Wi-Fi. so you’ll still need a set-top box. composite. Sony Internet 3D is of the passive TV This new do-it-all hub persuasion. but it’s all a bit of a jumble. clear images that make the set a winner for HEIGHT 639mm WIDTH 1083mm DEPTH 64mm WEIGHT 14.COM OR HEAD TO P130 . 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.CO. it’s one of the most contentrich sets on test. graphical menu tree. Netflix. LoveFilm. They’re single tuners. With great picture quality and a wealth of web TV this is a great TV. Sony’s X-Reality Pro picture engine delivers crisp. The Sony’s circular base is sturdy.UK {SPECIFICATION } SCREEN 47-inch 1920x1080 LED LCD TUNER Freeview HD. but it’s what’s happening on screen that’s the big change here. with motion resolution a particular strength. 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. though 3 DESIGN {SMART TV} avid viewers of both action movies and sport. There’s only one active tuner.99 per month – Video Unlimited – films from images on offer have real 99p. involving picture that’s great for action and sports. The stereoscopic £9.6kg {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. Crackle AUDIO 20W CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI.R A T E D Smart TVs SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. and the set mashes Video Unlimited ships with four pairs of and Music Unlimited – glasses. Sony has dramatically overhauled its user interface.399. component. blockbusters £3. holding up one of the chunkier TVs on test LOVE Crisp. Sony’s KDL-47W805A is distinctive. unlike Samsung and Panasonic’s sets. Viewster. old XrossMediaBar and in comes a swish.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. DVB-S2 3D Passive. YouTube. 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. out goes dusty. DLAN. SONY. 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.



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

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

Add an optional IP2IR blaster (£100) and you can control other AV kit too. WLAN. YouTube. Viewster. 6 2 4 Twin tuners means you can record one channel to an external USB drive while watching another. DLAN. digital DLAN. Sport Acetrax. Feed it a good Blu-ray and the results are cinematic. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. ITV player. digital audio. Good audio and reasonable price tag.CO. USB. with a massive choice of catch-up from the main channels and ondemand extras too. its shown real innovation and potential. involving picture that’s especially good for action and sports. The class award for best dressed goes to the Loewe Connect ID. you can. For non-IR smartphones there’s still the option of controlling your TV via WiFi using the set’s branded remote app. no specs included BBC iPlayer. this 46-inch screen looks every bit the future-proof television. component. Ethernet. 2x Freesat Passive. catch-up TV and apps. and offers swipe and tap touchscreen control as well as IR.COM/UK 46-inch. J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 1 7 . Ambilight trickery Overly processed hi-def image. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. LoveFilm. Bluetooth. Via adaptor: Scart 953x562x32mm/12. Ethernet. Acetrax. Basic EPG. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. DEMOPAD. component. Spotify 40W 4x HDMI. 4x HDMI. Expect new apps to follow soon.UK PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1. composite video. 7 5 3 The most developed content portal out there. Vimeo. optical digital 674x1064x78/21. Wi-Fi. 3x USB. Finally.5kg Edge-to edge glass makes for an attractive look. but more we just need more content… action junkies online content is needed Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. DVB-S2 Passive.000 PHILIPS.399 SONY. DVB-S2 Active. Daily Motion. This year that television is the Samsung UE46F8000. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. Netflix. Audio is class-leading. With a re-organised content portal that picks out shows it thinks you’ll enjoy and dual tuners. component audio. 1920x1080 LED LCD 2x Freeview HD. 3x USB. component 599x1033x35mm/14kg Smartphone apps. Lost for something to watch? Samsung’s S-Recommendation engine learns your Samsung offering buyers a hardware upgrade path. 2x specs BBC iPlayer. Ethernet.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.COM The HTC One and Galaxy S4 both arrived with builtin infra-red. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch RATING {REASONS} Why Samsung’s UE46F8000 is our top telly… 1 Offers astonishingly sharp HD imagery. which is getting a letter sent home to its mother entitled “must do better” . viewing habits and suggests shows.COM Control Wi-Fi-connected devices via this iPad app. Cartoon Network 40W 4x HDMI. Ethernet. DLNA. Crackle 20W 4x HDMI. confusing picture options 46-inch. 2x Freesat Active. Blinkbox. there’s the Philips 42PFL6188S. Our favourites are Panasonic and Sony. SD 627x1067x35/15kg Customisable smart TV interface. but only one of them can be top of the class. DLAN. allowing them to function as remotes for all your AV kit. DailyMotion. Wi-Fi. if you want to upgrade to the brand’s latest multi-core processor. Vimeo 18W 47-inch. DailyMotion. £230. 3x USB. It’s a close call for second and third place.999 SAMSUNG. Netflix. Jam-packed internet TV portal Interface is a bit of a mess. Limited catch-up TV selection 639x1083x64/14.COM SAMSUNG UE46F8000 £1.6kg Crisp.CO.TV PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT65 £1. TuneIn Radio. Sleek and minimalist. Netflix.699 PANASONIC.Smart TVs R A T E D SPEC SHOT MAKE AND MODEL PRICE WEBSITE SCREEN LOEWE CONNECT ID 46 £1. It’s a built-in PVR. Ethernet. £28. YouTube. but a choice of colours doesn’t excuse a lack of on-demand 47-inch. Wi-Fi. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. but it needs more on-demand and catch-up content to compete with other sets. The chance to customise the colour of the set is attractive. Viewster. 3x USB. composite. 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. {FINAL WORD} T3’S PREMIUM TV GUIDE… All of these TV sets have an above-average IQ and membership to MENSA. 1920x1080 LED LCD 2x Freeview HD. but again a dirth of on-demand content and apps leaves it bottom of this bright class. Looks highly stylish Lacklustre blacks limit cinematic appeal. YouTube.UK SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. BBC News. {FOCUS} Universal remotes HARMONY ULTIMATE DEMOPAD DEMOCONTROL IR-TOUTING PHONES DEDICATED REMOTE APPS Sits in a networkconnected dock. Box Office 365. 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. YouTube.9kg High-end design. iConcerts 24W 42-inch. Picture quality is great and the design is eye-catching. Lovefilm. Come 2014. Samsung’s new eye-candy menu makes onscreen navigation much more intuitive. Wi-Fi. allowing you to record one channel to a USB hard drive and watch another. Great! Now makes this a great telly for Ambilight glow. DVB-S Passive. RF and Bluetooth mastery.995 LOEWE. Twin tuners lets it work as a PVR. with quality stereo speakers and generous amplification Limited on-demand – no YouTube! Motion resolution not ideal for sports/action Bespoke TV tailoring. LOGITECH. Acetrax.

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

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

LOVE Well thought-out. Bike-specific features include the option of taking routes with more corners so you can really “get your knee down” .6kg Steering away from the wireless-only route of many competitors. orangery or saloon could do a lot worse than this noisy. but your attendance will be frowned upon.5mm jack SIZE/WEIGHT 180x320x100mm/2. Two fullrange drivers provide clear mids and highs. so if you don’t have an iOS device you’re not invited to the party. ethernet. Tasteful aesthetics and compact footprint HATE No Bluetooth or iPad docking T3 SAYS AirPlay nuts will love the simplicity of the B&W Z2. such as the Jawbone Jambox and the Bluetooth speakers reviewed on p118. while the same patented B&W Flowport tech that you find boosting the bass in the Zeppelin Air adds depth. weatherproof build. bedroom. LOVE Simple operation. at least Built for bikers. Generally you’ll want to stream your iDevice over the very reliable AirPlay connection. there are no Live services for realtime traffic updates. Bluetooth connectivity sends turn-by-turn instructions to your headset or helmet intercom and you can make and receive calls too. if a little primitive FOR THE EXTENDED REVIEW HEAD TO T3. Excellent bass. this satnav is tougher than an old-skool courier.3-inch. Battery life is six hours. Rugged. The Z2’s connectivity might be a little idiosyncratic. It’s a nifty little device. mind. B&W has added a Lightning connector for hooking up your iPhone 5 – there’s no iPad compatibility. It’s ready for the open road. with a baseball cap-like peak to keep sunlight reflections off the screen.Reviews R A T E D BOWERS & WILKINS Z2 £330. BOWERS-WILKINS.UK TOMTOM RIDER £349. with simple-to-use AirPlay streaming. 3. {SPECIFICATIONS} POWER 2 x 20W CONNECTIVITY Lightning connector. TOMTOM. 480x272 STORAGE 4GB CONNECTIVITY USB 2. it’s got impressive lungs for such a compact speaker.CO. AirPlay. bike-specific features. A time-saving power up/down function turns the Rider on when you twist the ignition. updated map every year. What’s that? You insist? Okay.COM WORDS DAN SUNG AND DAVID JONES J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 0 .3-inch touchscreen has a serviceable.0.COM FOR THE EXTENDED REVIEW HEAD TO T3. More importantly. 480x272 resolution. or you can hook it up to your bike for constant power. There’s no Bluetooth. borrowed from the Zeppelin Air. all told. a reasonable price tag. an added Lightning connector and. Map services from TomTom are reliably accurate.0 QUOTED BATTERY LIFE Up to 6 hours SIZE/WEIGHT 130x101x53mm/353g The 4.5mm line-in tucked around the back. G Wi-Fi. there is a 3. effective and stylish AirPlay/Lightning dock for the kitchen. relatively low-res screen T3 SAYS The best satnav for two wheels rather than four. {SPECIFICATIONS} SCREEN 4. you can use it wearing gloves.COM This designer speaker dock is a diminutive relative of the Zeppelin Air. Android rockers do get a line in. at least by B&W’s standards. but you do get a free. for whatever reason. Volume is also plentiful – with a total of 40W on offer. with a simplified interface keeping buttonpressing to a minimum – anything beyond basic commands is a tad awkward. little upstart. Bluetooth 4. if you roll that way. but its audio quality is very hard to quibble over. waterproof to one metre. Comprehensive mapping HATE No Live services. the Rider is good. There are niggles – the top notes don’t sing with the clarity of the bottom ones – but anyone looking for a simple.


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

7-inch.COM. with front-facing speakers HATE Average battery life. Speedy and slick HATE Big screen might make it too bulky for some users T3 SAYS Stunning design. New camera tricks HATE Plasticky design.5-inch. 4G capability – if you’re on an EE contract. Not different enough to really appeal T3 SAYS BB10 is a move in the right direction. Superior camera. Bright screen E HATE Average camera.8-inch 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB or 32GB + microSD PROCESSOR 1. customisable OS.4GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. TESTED JANUARY 2013 0 10 NOKIA LUMIA 920 £529. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 8GB or 16GB 04 SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 FROM £393. PLAY. 1136x640 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. It’s the new Android champion SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Really strong. voiceactivated hands-free kit. amazing screen and strong battery. iOS 6 very smooth HATE Battery life could be better. longer-lasing brother is the power user’s HTC phone SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slick.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. TESTED APRIL 2013 08 8 GOOGLE NEXUS 4 FROM £279. Power aplenty Fine selection s HATE It I really is fairly big.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch. TESTED JULY 2013 07 APPLE IPHONE 5 FROM £529.COM/UK.COM. colourful. £20.COM/UK. Very handy Nokia Maps app. 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. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Bright. Android Jelly Bean HATE Incredibly dull design. it’s also less fully featured SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS NEW E PROCESSOR 1. Better front-facing camera for video. quadcore processor ensures smooth operation LOVE and gaming. APPLE.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4. Lacks features of other OSs T3 SAYS The best iPhone to date and iOS is still slicker than Android. innovative camera. even if the Z10 is more competent than exciting SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. A fantastic. microSD PROCESSOR 1. TESTED JUNE 2012 LOVE Chic metallic design. SHOP.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 24 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .7-inch screen is tasty indeed. but no longer the best Android money can buy RY LOVE Bigger screen.COM.GOOGLE. HTC. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. £45. The 4. Long battery life. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Smashing. Cheaper than the One X+ (below left) SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 64GB PROCESSOR 1. but eight hours’ talk time and a budget price tag add appeal. Comparatively cheap a HATE Bigger battery.COM/UK. However. No expandable memory T3 SAYS A thing of beauty with brains to match.7-inch.7-inch.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4.COM/UK 2 BT EASY BLUETOOTH CALL KIT 4 JABRA CRUISER 2 Very basic. SAMSUNG.2-inch. Great audio. SAMSUNG. Excellent performance all round HATE It’ll be too big for some. 4.7-inch.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. Sony’s best smartphone yet and a top Android SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Nice ’n’ low price.COM. Overall lack of apps. Great styling. SONYMOBILE. LO of innovative features. Very solid build. £70. the Nokia Lumia 920 is easily the best Windows Phone handset to date SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. Features more gimmicky than essential T3 SAYS Samsung’s best smartphone yet. Just 8GB or 16GB. but you’ll still need to charge every day T3 SAYS The HTC One X’s smarter.NET Announce “Minikit” at any time to wake this slinky-looking. feature-packed an and very desirable SPECIFICATIONS LO LOVE BlackBerry Hub and improved BlackBerry World. 32GB or 64GB NT 03 3 SONY XPERIA Z S £500. great feel.7-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.COM/UK.COM 01 HTC ONE £520. thoughtful design. JABRA. Slightly plasticky build T3 SAYS S A mighty phone that’s powerful. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOV Fast. 1280x768 CAMERA 8. Fiddly waterproof connectors T3 SAYS Stunning and waterproof.9GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch. TESTED AUGUST 2012 9 09 BLACKBERRY Z10 £480. Excellent touchscreen keyboard. Fluid performance. full-HD display. HTC.BT.COM Two mics and Noise Blackout technology make for clear phone calls. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB 02 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 £600. bold and big screen. 1920x1080 CAMERA 4-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB or 64GB PROCESSOR 1. PARROT. NOKIA. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LO LOVE Spectacular high-resolution display. L Immaculate display. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB.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. £55. Reasonable price HATE Bulky body.BLACKBERRY.COM. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB PROCESSOR A6 SCREEN 4-inch. Cool gesture features. Average battery life T3 SAYS Bigger and brighter.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. SUPERTOOTH. Wireless Charging. UK. microSD 5 05 HTC ONE X+ £470. Massive 64GB storage. TESTED JUNE 2013 06 6 HTC ONE X £379.5-inch screen. HTC. Bright.COM/UK.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4. 32GB storage.

9-inch screen with ultra-slim bezel looks fantastic and works great. microSD 04 APPLE IPAD 2 FROM £329. though SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4. 128GB and 4G LTE models now available HATE Pretty minor. AMAZON. and it’s e excellent value to boot SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6. 32GB or 64GB OS Android 4.COM/NEXUS. Keyboard dock.COM/UK. lighter Kindle with an improved screen is a nailed-on bargain. Great screen HATE Processor can struggle. this is still a mighty alluring tablet in its own right SPECIFICATIONS ASUS TRANSFORMER PAD TF300T SP SPECIFICATIONS £428. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1. GOOGLE.UK.COM. 2048x1536 STORAGE 16GB. Google Play access HATE Single core processor T3 SAYS A rare.0.7-inch. UK. light and now even cheaper.0. 1280x800 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB 02 2 APPLE IPAD (4TH GEN) FROM £399. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Retina Display looks stunning. AMAZON. UK.CO. APPLE. with iOS 5 and apps galore HATE Rear camera is poor.7 £139.7-inch. now a little bit better – make sure you get enough storage for that Retina-ready gear… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Outstanding. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2011 09 9 t LOVE Decent battery. power and graphical oomph. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb VFM.CO.CO.UK. TESTED JANUARY 2013 06 0 6 AMAZON KINDLE FIRE HD £159.COM. Plenty of storage plus a microSD slot.COM.9-inch screen.0 PROCESSOR 1.UK The cheaper. £109. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 GOOGLE NEXUS 10 G £319. this takes the world’s best tablet and proves that smaller is even better SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Amazon’s simplified Android is extremely user-friendly. Smooth operation. Features like Google Now add excitement HATE Limited.COM/UK. £69. 32GB. Screen resolution is not the best T3 SAYS Slim and stunningly designed. GOOGLE.COM/UK.UK 01 1 APPLE IPAD MINI FROM £269. now backlit for late-night edification.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 5 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .2GHz dualcore SCREEN 7-inch. carousel-style interface with Lovefilm and Amazon content HATE No 3G option.7GHz quadcore O SCREEN 10.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 8. a premium build and great screen. New A6X processor bolsters speed. 32GB or 64GB 5 05 AMAZON KINDLE HD 8.2 PROCESSOR 1. Plenty of content on offer. Battery life could be better T3 SAYS Full-sized version. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Fantastic price with keyboard dock included HATE Flimsy keyboard.1 PROCESSOR 1. with plenty of power. No USB charging. Optimised apps are lacking. but not quite as portable as its seven-inch sibling SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Matches the iPad 2’s screen resolution.UK 2 4 KOBO EREADER TOUCH BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK GLOWLIGHT Great.1-inch. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1.1 Jelly Bean PROCESSOR 1.1 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 7.1-inch. microSD AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. non-expandable storage. TESTED JANUARY 2013 08 A ASUS TRANSFORMER INFINITY £599. Jelly Bean OS is L excellent. microSD OS iOS 5 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 9. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE The pocket-friendly. AMAZON. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB. New iPad is better T3 SAYS Slimmer and cheaper than the new iPad. Easy to use. Limited app selection T3 SAYS The best Kindle yet. TESTED JUNE 2013 10 GEMINI JOYTAB 9. GEMINIDEVICES.COM A top quality e-ink screen with added touch control. b lack of tablet-specific apps makes it less desirable but SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6. less sexy OS Android 4. 1080x800 STORAGE 8GB or 16GB OS Android 4. 64GB or 128GB OS Android 4.0. APPLE. there’s no reason to buy this over a Prime. BARNESANDNOBLE. shining gem in the manure pile that is the budget. Thin.6GHz quadcore SCREEN 10.CO. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Very sharp 8. Book store rivals Amazon’s.ASUS. 7.1-inch. 1920x1200 STORAGE 16GB/32GB OS Android 4. the Nexus 7 is by far the best Android tab on the market SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Sharp full-HD screen. AMAZON. Average screen H T3 SAYS Sibling of the Prime. as upgrades go.Tablets {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top four ebook readers 1 AMAZON KINDLE PAPERWHITE 3 AMAZON KINDLE The best ereader screen around.ASUS.9-inch. FROM £109. plasticky build. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB. Reduced battery life T3 SAYS Beautiful full-HD screen aside.4GHz dualcore SCREEN 9. backlit screen.9-inch.9 FROM £229. 4G LTE version available HATE Pricey. More affordable. Wi-Fi only T3 SAYS In terms of bang for your buck. faster and sharper. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB. 2560x1600 STORAGE16GB or 32GB S 03 3 GOOGLE NEXUS 7 FROM £159.2GHz quadcore SCREEN 7-inch.2GHz A8 single core SCREEN 9. 1280x1200 STORAGE 32GB/64GB. 1280x800 STORAGE 32GB. £80.CO.7-inch.3 PROCESSOR 1. plus access to one million free ebooks and libraries. No 3G option yet T3 T SAYS Like the Nexus 7 this gives power on the cheap. Heavy on storage HATE More expensive than the equivalent iPad. super-HD display.0 PROCESSOR 1. APPLE. WHSMITH.3GHz quadcore SCREEN 10. Tasty trophy gadget. Solid build e H HATE Lack of dedicated tablet apps. full-sized tablet market SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4.COM/NEXUS. No Google Play store T3 SAYS A great tablet for media consumption.


CO. It costs $10 to enter a photo.{THE BEST OF EVERYTHING} {FOCUS} TheGuide 2 Cameras Photography competitions 1 SHOOT THE FACE INTERNATIONAL PORTRAIT COMPETITION MONTHLY 2013 LONDON SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS ENTER BY SEPTEMBER 8 Compete 12 times a year for the chance to get your shot featured in art-snap magazine Blur.CO. 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 @ T3.6-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 3. SAMSUNG. 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.COM/UK.CO. but you need to be over 18. TESTED JUNE 2013 08 8 SAMSUNG EX2F £300. Superb shots. manual aperture ring HATE High ISO performance could be better. Smartphone-style controls HATE Need to dial down exposure in bright sunlight T3 SAYS Near pro-quality shots without the bulk of a DSLR. plus $300 towards your next bit of camera gubbins. Sony’s not-a-DSLR is a fine camera vi SPECIFICATIONS S MEGAPIXELS 12. A champion travel zoom SPECIFICATIONS SPEC SENSOR 18-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18x55mm SCREEN 3-inch WEIGHT 570g M MEGAPIXELS 18. Versatile mode dial and features galore HATE HA Minor issues with stills.CO. TESTED JUNE 2012 LOVE Superb image quality and great low-light shooting thanks to fine high ISO performance HATE The RRP is quite high. Tiltable AMOLED touchscreen. CANON. The most advanced compact around SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Semi-transparent mirror means faster shooting and focusing. so shop around T3 SAYS An impressive DSLR with great image quality and swift. The overall winner receives a full-time. touchscreen control SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Brilliant 1080p video and sharp 18-megapixel shots.8x VIDEO 1080p at 50fps WEIGHT 298g SENSOR 16. viewfinder. Entry is free. Solid build. A wealth of compatible lenses HATE No handgrip. 15x zoom. Sharp shots achievable at maximum zo zoom. professional photography course worth £3.CO. easy-to-use set of features HATE Price will put off less serious snappers T3 SAYS A workhorse of a DSLR.UK. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Wide. LSPAWARDS. SONY.UK. patterns.CO.1 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 25-500mm ZOOM 24x VIDEO 1080 at 50fps WEIGHT 221g 05 FUJIFILM FINEPIX F660 EXR £92. the 600D remains an excellent choice SPECIFICATIONS L LOVE Broad zoom range. TESTED JANUARY 2013 10 CANON EOS M £500.4 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-80mm ZOOM 4x VIDEO 1080 at 48fps WEIGHT 286g 04 CANON EOS 600D £449.COM/UK.1-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 2.CO. so choose carefully. animal kingdom – and get stuck in. Pro-quality manual controls.213.UK. TESTED JULY 2011 09 SONY CYBER-SHOT HX20V £233.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 7 . TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE DSLR-quality photos. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Fast autofocus.UK. Cheap as chips HATE No touchscreen. Built-in Wi-Fi HATE No viewfinder or built-in flash T3 SAYS Cutting-edge camera features in an attractive.7 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-90mm ZOOM 3. 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.CO. SAMSUNG.UK.COM 01 CANON EOS 650D £567. CANON. A point and shoot with class SPECIFICATIONS SENSOR 21. people. CANON.UK. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb still image quality.7-inch WEIGHT 506g (body only) 03 SAMSUNG NX300 £600. for obvious reasons. Manual controls aplenty. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 07 SONY ALPHA SLT-A37 £320. SHOOTTHEFACE. excellent pictures.UK. plus plenty on offer for pros. with good low-light performance and smooth 1080p video. FUJIFILM. Lightweight yet solid build. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 CANON EOS 7D £1. Decent stills.31-inch AMOLED touchscreen WEIGHT 284g MEGAPIXELS 12.COM Choose a category – nature. CANON. PANASONIC.UK. Exceptionally good video recording HATE Reduced quality at high ISOs T T3 SAYS Consistent performance across stills and video. SONY. Video Snapshot recording mode HATE Jerky autofocus that’s audible on video T3 SAYS With excellent results across stills and video. compact package – a winner SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Dashing metal build and larger-than-average sensor that comes into its own in low lighting. Pricey for a point and shoot T3 SAYS Hefty feature set and rock-solid build plus con consistently sharp results. with a solid. Smaller sensor than rivals.295. No touchscreen T3 SAYS Easy to use for beginners.

DELL.3-inch. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. Excellent build quality.6-inch.CO. Gorilla Glass screen.COM Won’t unduly drain resources but does provide protection from phishing. the XPS 15 T3 SAYS With its slinky aluminium case. aluminium looks. AVAST.ASUS. SOPHOS.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Attractive and sturdy all-metal design. TESTED MARCH 2013 10 DELL XPS 13 FROM £999. Decent screen and acceptable processor.CO. ACER.ASUS. Requires web connection T3 SAYS Incredible cheapness makes this a good second machine.6-inch. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 08 ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A £700.4GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs 04 APPLE MACBOOK PRO WITH RETINA DISPLAY 13-INCH £1. UK. Solid spec.3-inch.COM/UK. 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. No longer the thinnest laptop T3 SAYS Same great design with even more remarkable performance.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs SCREEN 13.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 6hrs 02 ASUS ZENBOOK UX31 £800. 1.1GHz/8GB STORAGE 1TB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 8hrs SCREEN 13.UK. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Best laptop screen around. although admittedly not outstanding HATE Relatively poor battery life T3 SAYS Attractive and powerful. Ultra-fast SSD storage HATE Expensive T3 SAYS Amazing screen and a sky-high price tag SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible price tag.COM No real-time protection. making repelling viruses more pleasing. or one for undemanding users ma SPECIFICATIONS SPE SCREEN 13. 2560x1600 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 2. now with next-gen power. 1440x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1.9GHz/8GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 8.COM/UK. Top performer thanks to powerful processor and graphics card. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Amazing screen.UK.3-inch.3-inch. APPLE.UK 2 FOR MACS SOPHOS ANTIVIRUS 4 ANTI-MALWARE MALWAREBYTES Runs in the background for low-key protection.3-inch.249. ACER. good-VFM option that also has a touch of style SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13.1GHz dualcore/2GB STORAGE 320GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 3hrs 05 HP SPECTRE XT £685.UK. APPLE. DELL. TESTED MARCH 2013 09 ACER C7 CHROMEBOOK £199. Top screen HATE Middling battery life. this Zenbook is a very solid. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Elegant design conceals a throbbing. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM 1. Screen could be better T3 SAYS The smartest ultrabook.5GHz/8GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs S SCREEN 11.UK.8GHz Core i7 processor and 256GB solid state drive. UK.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs SCREEN 11.CO. TESTED APRIL 2012 07 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 11-INCH £929. Reasonably priced HATE Tricky touchpad. HP. ZONEALARM. Great battery life.3-inch. Comfy keyboard HATE Fewer connections than our #1. Seriously thin and portable.ORG 01 DELL XPS 15 £695.Computers {FOCUS} Free security for your Mac or PC 1 3 FOR PCS FIREWALL AVAST! 8 ZONEALARM FREE The interface has been improved. 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. 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 . 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. The power of an ultrabook with the added brilliance of OS X HATE Lacks storage and connections T3 SAYS Of the new ultra-portable breed this still has the best design and the most fluid experience SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13. MALWAREBYTES. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Classic Air design. APPLE. Windows-based MacBook alternative from Dell SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13. 1920x1080 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 2. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1.COM.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs 03 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 13-INCH £1. 100GB of cloud storage p H HATE Chrome OS lacks support. but added peace of mind. Apple has improved its winning formula SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slimline design matches the Zenbook UX31 at #2. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 ACER ASPIRE S3 £475. even if style and battery life suffer a bit as a result SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 15. 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.CO.COM/UK.449. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1. Beats Audio. Good VFM HATE Weighty.5hrs AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.COM.3-inch. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1.COM/UK. this is another credible. 256GB SSD for the same price as many 128GB ultrabooks.5hrs SCREEN 13-inch. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1.CO.

5mm audio BATTERY 4 hours 05 CHILLBLAST FUSION FIRESTORM £1.6GHz GRAPHICS 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX670 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/1TB HDD and 120GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 8x USB. ethernet 02 2 SONY PS3 SUPER SLIM £229.UK. fun and truly innovative. XBOX. N Wi-Fi. ideally exclusive ones T T3 SAYS Nintendo’s again reinvented the way we play. HDMI. NINTENDO. AV out PROCESSOR Core i5 4. UK. useful GamePad. Too many overly simple party games. NFC BATTERY 5 hours SCREEN 4. Good games. but needs games SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Beautifully designed and newly colourful. EDGE-ONLINE.CO. NFC GAMEPAD Touchcreen 6.UK. G Wi-Fi. NINTENDO.UK. DVI. Oh.COM This Mexican mag is beautifully designed. though needs new issues. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 10 NINTENDO WII £129.UK. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 0 08 8 APPLE IPOD TOUCH FROM £249. Bluetooth 2. UK.199.COM. Also has the T3 Awardwinning Kinect to play with and great XBLA budget gaming hub HATE No Blu-ray drive. PCSPECIALIST.2-inch. Affordable. 3x HDMI. GAMEINFORMER. About 97 in gadget years T3 SAYS A slick and powerful games and media machine SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible specs for under a grand. 1136x640 touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. CHILLBLAST.CO. fluid gameplay HATE Expensive… but worth it T3 SAYS Bone-crushing specs for serious PC gamers SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR Core i5 4. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Genuinely revolutionary platform. ALIENWARE. SWIPE-MAG.PLAYSTATION. TESTED MARCH 2012 09 NINTENDO 3DS XL £165.88-inch 800x240 3D/4. About level pegging with PS3 for classic titles. £2. ethernet.COM 2 4 ATOMIX SWIPE Clever iOS-focused read pools content from 52 sites. eSATA. though P PROCESSOR Core i7 2GHz GRAPHICS Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M RAM/STORAGE 4GB/256GB CONNECTIVITY 4x USB. Boosted battery life HATE Looks cheap. TESTED NOVEMBER 2011 06 VANQUISH ECLIPSE 670 MKII £999. G Wi-Fi AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. AV out 03 3 NINTENDO WII U PREMIUM FROM £249.1.CO. 2x USB. No AC adaptor T3 SAYS Big screens and range of games impresses. VGA. Tactile. FREE. Heft makes it cumbersome.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 9 .COM/UK. Dual analogue controls. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 LOVE Quality five-inch OLED touchscreen and quadcore power.415. A5 processor and iOS 6 HATE Pricey. ATOMIXMAG. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE Xbox Live remains #1 for online gaming. 5x USB. 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. FREE. TESTED JUNE 2012 LO A Blu-ray player. most powerful handheld yet. DVI. ethernet. Great for exclusives. 854x480 BATTERY 3-5 hours SCREEN 4-inch. Battery life only fair T3 SAYS The best. No HD graphics. Full-HD graphics at last for Mario and co HATE Needs more games desperately. It’s not cheap.8GHz GRAPHICS 2x Nvidia GTX 680 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/2TB HDD and 240GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 10x USB. TESTED NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Powerful i5 processor overclocked to 4. VGA. Blu-ray reader STORAGE 320GB BLU-RAY/DVD Yes/Yes CONNECTIVITY HDMI.UK. but for those with a 3DS there’s little incentive to upgrade SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 5-inch. Well-considered interactivity nowadays. 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.COM US retailer GameSpot’s monthly is the biggest games mag in the world.6GHz i5. and cheaper than ever SPECIFICATIONS STORAGE 512MB SSD BLU-RAY/DVD No/No CONNECTIVITY 2x USB.CO. PS4’s new best-pal? HATE Pricey games and memory cards. and you supp can play pl games on it. bolder Retina Display.{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”. including a 4. ethernet LOVE Cheap.8GHz and Nvidia GTX 680 graphics deliver fast. 960x544 OLED touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. 2x HDMI.PLAYSTATION. 3.CO.COM 01 MICROSOFT XBOX 360 25 250GB £190. Curved design is very ergonomic.CO. 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. Outgunned by the Wii U T3 SAYS This underpowered cutesie is still a hit for family-friendly gaming.18-inch 320x240 touch CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. 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. Bluetooth 4.99. eSata. NINTENDO. 4x USB. too. media server that’s 3D-ready and LOVE supports the rather nifty Move controller (£24).CO. A few really classic titles HATE No Blu-ray or even DVD.0 BATTERY 8hrs (video). Bigger.49. £2. SD. USB.COM.UK. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 ALIENWARE M17X R3 SPECIFICATIONS £1. 40 hrs (audio) 04 PLAYSTATION VITA FROM £217. 4 HDMI. too. 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. APPLE.UK.

002. SD DL SCREEN 47-inch. PC. Bluetooth. component.900. Limited catch-up TV selection T3 SAYS On-demand TV organised the way you want it. Wi-Fi. scart. Twin tuners lets it work as a PVR.519. Looks highly stylish HATE Lacklustre blacks. 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. 3x USB. Fi Ethernet. digital audio out. 3x USB. PHILIPS.UK. divorcee.0. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Customisable smart TV interface. Ethernet. DLNA. Wi-Fi. optical digital audio SCREEN 47-inch. digital audio.COM/UK. composite. sharp edges and pathos. component SCREEN 55-inch. Outstanding motion resolution. Superb file support. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. SONY. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. anytime RY LOVE Pristine high-def images. £19. Fi.Televisions {CONTENT} Catch-up TV on Blu-ray 1 BREAKING BAD S1-5 This drugs epic is almost at an end.699.COM/UK.392. Sophisticated design. digital audio. Wi-Fi. Excellent networked features HATE Bulky design. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. so what better time to get all but the last half-dozen episodes on Blu-ray? Or maybe wait. Wi-Fi. PANASONIC. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Crisp picture quality courtesy of powerful image processing. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI.COM/UK. 3x USB. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI. SC Wi-Fi. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Price also somewhat cumbersome T3 SAYS An astounding plasma telly with a feature set and picture quality worth shouting about SCREEN 50-inch. Entertaining net portal. TESTED JULY 2013 06 SONY BRAVIA KDL-55HX853 £1. 3x USB.UK. LG. optical digital audio NT 03 SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. Strong 3D. scart. component. TESTED JULY 2013 07 PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT50 £1.CO. DLNA content sharing HATE 3D crosstalk. Via adaptor: Scart 05 SAMSUNG UE46ES8000 NT £1. LG. Reliable multimedia streaming. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Smartphone apps. but more online content is needed SPECIFICATIONS S E SPECIFICATIONS S SCREEN 42-inch. scart.0 mean immediate content is abound HATE The design is striking but also a little impractical T3 SAYS Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. . Excellent Smart TV content and app store. 2x USB. component. 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. DLAN. feature-packed slimline set. but im image quality could be improved SPECIFICATIONS SP SCREEN 46-inch. component. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Outstanding HD image quality. SAMSUNG. involving picture that’s especially good for action and sports. PANASONIC. VGA. A proper Wi-Fi media hub. Series 2 hits Sky Atlantic this month… £22. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. PC. stand-up comic – ie: him in real life – is a very funny mix of awkwardness. beautiful build. PANASONIC. OUT JUNE 3 01 SAMSUNG UE46F8000 S £1.999. Ethernet. component. TESTED JULY 2012 10 LG 47LM660 £1. Basic EPG T3 SAYS Fantastic design and an Ambilight glow. Wi-Fi. T G Great! Now we just need more content… RY LOVE Excellent HD and 3D visuals.COM. Ambilight trickery HATE Overly processed HD. SD slot. too SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Content-rich internet portal and excellent multimedia playback. scart. component. Seven pairs of 3D glasses included HATE Over-stressed black levels.CO. 3x USB.COM/UK. 3x USB.000. component SCREEN 55-inch. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Bright. S 3x USB. Well stocked and laid out web portal.UK.399. USB. Via adaptors: scart/component t RY NEW LOVE Edge-to edge glass makes for an attractive look. TESTED JULY 2013 08 LG 55LM960V £1. High-quality audio system. optical digital audio NT 02 PANASONIC VIERA TX-47DT65 £1. Wi-Fi 3 NT 04 PANASONIC VIERA TX-P50VT50 0 £1. Single tuner T3 SAYS Outstanding motion handling makes this a g great telly for action junkies RY LOVE Bold design. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. ethernet AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. SD.UK. OUT NOW 2 3 VEEP S1 LOUIE S1 The new Curb Your Enthusiasm.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . Blacks are a little crushed T3 SAYS A thoroughbred performer.CO. Wi-Fi. Slimline and stylish design p HATE Picture processing artefacts and visible crosstalk H T3 T SAYS Attractive. Wi-Fi. SAMSUNG.CO. 3x USB.390. PC. Attractive looks HATE 3D specs not included. Jam-packed internet TV portal HATE Jumbled interface. SONY. Bluetooth 3. TESTED AUGUST 2012 ction LOVE Crisp. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. offering superior HD and 3D image quality and strong smart features SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS SP NEW E SC SCREEN 47-inch.CO. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch.UK. PC. composite video. Louis CK’s The Thick of It. sharp 3D HATE Voice and gesture control are nice but inessential y T3 SAYS A beautifully made smart telly capable of really excellent pictures. DLAN. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 09 PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1. OUT JUNE 3 meta-comedy about a middle-aged. WLAN. FROM £14 PER SERIES. in the USA: essential.650.

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

ethernet. line in SIZE 217x365x123mm POWER 2x 50W CONNECTIVITY Proprietary wireless streaming via 30-pin or USB dongle SIZE 290mm circumference AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. TESTED JUNE 2013 LOVE Superb. BOWERS-WILKINS. AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity.UK. USB.COM Drop-proof. AirPlay SIZE 265x410mm RY NEW LOVE Good sound for the cost.CO. ethernet (Sonos proprietary streaming). PHILIPS. Can be linked for an easy. effective and classy way to pump well-rounded audio into every room SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Superb sound. You can control it all using your smartphone HATE Go properly multi-room and the costs pile up T3 SAYS A simple.CO. £150. brightly coloured and great sound quality.COM This 3D speaker pushes the bass to the fore. line in. PURE. detailed sound quality.CO. Decent battery life. Bluetooth via USB dongle. Can’t be linked to other hi-fi kit T3 SAYS Bold design. CAMBRIDGEAUDIO. USB SIZE 450x148x240mm 05 SONOS PLAY:5 £321.COM. optical in. AirPlay. PIONEER. 3. £319 WITH. TESTED MAY 2013 06 BOWERS & WILKINS A5 £454. Pricey T3 SAYS Stunning sound quality without Apple or Android prejudice. The A5 is the little black dress of speakers SPECIFICATIONS S POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. splash-proof.5mm out SIZE 300x180x120mm 02 £244 WITHOUT SPEAKERS. 3.CO. audio in. easy wireless streaming and great audio go some way towards justifying the LW’s high price SPECIFICATIONS POWER N/A CONNECTIVITY Wireless. light and good for 12 hours of poolside play. digital optical. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 LOVE Denon’s ditched the original Ceol’s CD player but kept AirPlay. punchy sound quality with built-in valve amplification. SAMSUNG. with a massive dose of features for not much money SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Crisp. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Powerful and articulate 100W sound. 24-bit support and web radio H HATE Very dull looks T3 SAYS Multi-format mini marvel at a decent price SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Six high-class drivers deliver outstanding sound quality. See more on page 118. TESTED MARCH 2010 10 ELIPSON PLANET LW £1. BRAVEN. Wonderful ease of use and simple wireless setup. a classy design and a strong wireless connection for AirPlay streaming. JABRA.0. the Jongo S3 is a great introduction to multi-room audio SPECIFICATIONS E SPECIFICATIONS POWER 4x 2. plus excellent audio quality HATE Not much of a looker T3 SAYS A no-nonsense slab of audio power. 3.5mm out SIZE 180x90x234mm POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. £160.UK. DLNA. small. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE AirPlay and DLNA streaming. RCA SIZE 520x218x155mm POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY AirPlay. digital coaxial. USB media playback and internet radio. Wi-Fi. 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. A fine alternative to the one-box streaming norm SPECIFICATIONS POWER 2x 65W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. 3. Ethernet. brains and better-than-average sound.FM support.5mm audio in SIZE 131x139x135mm NT 04 PIONEER X-SMC3 £138. PHILIPS. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 DENON CEOL PICCOLO 07 7 PHILIPS AW9000 £320. Multi-room via iOS only T3 SAYS Looks. ethernet.200. RCA. iOS/ Android dock. auxiliary analogue. multi-room sound. well-rounded look HATE Expensive.UK.UK. AirPlay. Great. A wireless dock everyone can enjoy SPECIFICATIONS POWER 40W CONNECTIVITY USB. £149.COM.COM 01 CAMBRIDGE AUDIO MINX AIR 100 £330. AirPlay. AllShare Play.UK. SONOS. DAMSONAUDIO.5mm SIZE 354x182x118mm POWER 4x 20W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. sleek design. AirPlay. too.CO. analogue. Bluetooth.COM. ELIPSON. Spotify and Last. £180.Home audio {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top portable speakers 1 JAWBONE JAMBOX 3 DAMSON OYSTER Small. Bluetooth HATE USB playback is hit and miss. too HATE No LCD display means setup is awkward T3 SAYS Quality speakers with added AirPlay? Love it POWER 2x 50W CONNECTIVITY Line in.COM/UK. TESTED JANUARY 2012 08 PURE JONGO S3 £170. Android/Apple docking.5mm in SIZE 300x210x350mm 03 PHILIPS FIDELIO SOUNDSPHERE £450. JAWBONE. DENON.5W + 10W CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. Winner.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . Rugged. while the wood veneer speakers look classy HATE DLNA set-up needs to be made simpler T3 SAYS Buxom chunks of wireless sonic bliss. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 LOVE Powerful. an iPod dock. Ideal for rave dads on the Costa.COM. Bluetooth pairing is easy and reliable. 3. Bluetooth 3.COM 2 4 BRAVEN BRV-1 JABRA SOLEMATE The trainer-like design won’t suit all tastes but this is one LOUD mini-speaker. Add the free Fidelio app and you get internet radio. TESTED JANUARY 2012 09 9 SAMSUNG DA-E750 £499. New app makes iTunes syncing easy HATE Bass wobbles at higher volumes T3 SAYS Elegant audio executed excellently. wireless multi-room system HATE Fiddly Wi-Fi syncing.

Play-Doh-like design. SENNHEISER. more compact and lighter. properly punchy bass and a stylishly rugged. Now only available as 16GB model.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.CO. and is cheaper.COM. TESTED JUNE 2012 0 08 8 B&W P5 £249. Foldable design HAT A Noise cancelling requires AAA batteries HATE T3 SAYS Exceptional sound quality. £249. APPLE.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE NT RY J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 3 3 . UK.1m IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20.2m IMPEDANCE 60 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20. Swift. BOWERS-WILKINS. URBANEARS.36m IMPEDANCE 85 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20. ideal for pop and rock. 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. Crisp sound.UK.CO.000 Hz CORD LENGTH 1. TESTED NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Clear. though only 8GB storage.CO.UK Another excellent.COM/UK 01 B&W P3 £169.3m CO 04 4 BEATS BY DR DRE EXECUTIVE £269. 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. Extremely Extrem effective noise cancelling. Evidently.5-inch touchscreen. SONY. AIAIAI. larger 2.COM/UK 2 SONY WALKMAN 4 SAMSUNG GALAXY S NWZ-Z1060 WI-FI 4. Excellent on-ear touch controls HATE Battery life not brilliant. 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 10-20.2m 03 3 PHILIPS FIDELIO L1 £200.CO. Lightweight.CO. FROM £249. PHILIPS.COM/UK New. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 LOVE Loud Lo but precise sound quality.CO. Android-powered PMP.2m C 02 2 PARROT ZIK DESIGN BY STARCK £280.{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. it worked SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Lasso-style hangers keep buds securely in your ears.DK. URBANEARS. SAMSUNG. The looks are self-consc self-consciously “premium” and consequently a bit naff Y The T P5 has a high-end look.7m NEW IMPEDANCE 24 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 6-24. apps and games oozes quality each time it’s redesigned. A great hipster’s choice SPECIFICATIONS S IMPEDANCE 34 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20. An anti-tangle cord adds further niceness HATE Luxury. 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. BOWERS-WILKINS.COM.COM. transparent audio with meaty bass and nicely retro retr stylings. as ever. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Sensitive speakers. but when the batteries run out the music dies SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Fetching. bass-loaded audio SPECIFICATIONS IMPEDANCE Not quoted FREQUENCY RANGE Not quoted CORD LENGTH 1. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 06 6 URBANEARS PLATTAN £39.000Hz CORD LENGTH Wireless IMPEDANCE 32 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 17-23. £80. APPLE.UK. TESTED JANUARY 2011 10 SONY XBA-S65 £79.000Hz IMP CORD LENGTH 1. with punchy. doesn’t come particularly cheap HA T3 SAYS Super comfort and the highest audio quality lity justify the higher price tag. reliable Bluetooth pairing and active e noise-cancelling. full-bodied audio. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Great audio.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.2m AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.UK. 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. Great noise isolation from snug in-ear fit. A simple. 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. 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. with T3 SAYS swanky sound quality to match SPECIFICATIONS SPECIF IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-25 000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 07 07 SENNHEISER CX 890I £119. branding-free.BEATSBYDRE. feel and price.UK. The sign of a true audio gent… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Good noise isolation and crisp.2 Slightly better than the Touch on audio. £129. PARROT.000 Hz CORD LENGTH Not quoted 05 05 AIAIAI TMA-1 £163.UK. SONY. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 09 9 URBANEARS ZINKEN £80. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 LOVE Looks better than the P5 below.COM. 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. slightly worse on everything else.

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. MUGENPOWER BATTERIES.UK.COM.0. LOGITECH. Xbox 360 players s will have to wire it to their controller d T3 SAYS THE accessory for gamers. but for more demanding photographers this provides top quality prints SPECIFICATIONS CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 4. bike-specific features. 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. Rugged.COM 01 GARMIN 3490LMT 3490LM £235. relatively low-res screen T3 SAYS The best satnav for two wheels rather than T fo four. ASTROGAMING. Very comfortable.CO. if a little primitive SPECIFICATIONS E SCREEN 5 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 143x88x19mm NEW SCREEN 4. £30. Mac OS X 10.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 4 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 NT RY . TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 09 NIKE+ FUELBAND £129. Comprehensive mapping HATE No Live services. Free traffic updates HATE With map updates gratis. this is small. with excellent sound quality across PC. Simple-to-navigate maps and a responsive touchscreen.COM. this grips and bends to suit your needs SPECIFICATIONS LOV LOVE Free iPhone app. LOGITECH. reliable and won’t steal your boiled sweets SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH K360 WIRELESS KEYBOARD SPECIFICATIONS £23. Mac.COM/UK.3 inches CONNECTIVITY USB 2.UK.760dpi SIZE 465x458x198mm WEIGHT 11. OTTERBOX. the Rider is good. giving you motiv motivational Fuel to burn HATE Not as good as Fitbit. slick. £27.0 BATTERY LIFE 5-7 days SIZE 48x19x10mm WEIGHT 8g CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. $30. Easy Wi-Fi setup and simple printing from iPhones HATE Prints are more expensive than average T3 T SAYS It’s not cheap. Reliably stable HATE Lacks height T3 SAYS A solid yet flexible tripod for every imaginable surface. TESTED JULY 2011 LOVE Great build quality. XP. FITBIT. Lightweight L enough to carry anywhere. five-inch screen SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Well-thought-out.COM/PLUS. Vista. there’s little to dislike here T3 SAYS The ultimate co-pilot. Customisable. ethernet RESOLUTION Up to 5. Crisp menus. Ups your activity all-day.0 BATTERY LIFE 4 days SIZE 147-197mm circumference WEIGHT From 27g 05 TOMTOM GO LIVE 1005 £260 + £47 PER YEAR.0. TESTED MARCH 2013 08 EPSON PX830FWD £348. GARMIN.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.COM OTTERBOX DEFENDER Protection against drops and dust without too much excess bulk.COM.COM 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 FLIP COVER 4 GALAXY NOTE 2 MUGEN BATTERY & COVER Slimline bumper-and-flip job protects your S4’s bountiful.COM. weatherproof build. EPSON. TOMTOM.4kg 4 04 JOBY GORILLAPOD SLR-ZOOM JOB £42. sleek.CO. noise-cancelling headset HATE The cost may cause a little anxiety. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Flexibility adds creative freedom. 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. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 SCREEN 4.3. smartphone-like design. TOMTOM.0 SIZE 130x101x53mm AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Larger screen. MOBILEFUN. PS3 and Xbox 360 SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH PERFORMANCE M MOUSE MX £50.CO. TESTED AUGUST 2012 06 LOVE Slim.COM. NIKE. Bluetooth 4. INCIPIO. USB.3 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 122x74x9mm LOVE Works with PC and Mac.1 surround sound from a wireless. One year of TomTom’s Live services free.9 or later 03 03 FITBIT ONE £80. TESTED MARCH 2011 10 0 TOMTOM RIDER £349. 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. 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. USB 2.COM. Pow! £73. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 07 LOVE Top-notch audio quality with Dolby 7. Adds a kickstand. JOBY. five-inch screen.UK Doubles the battery life. 2x AA batteries 02 0 2 ASTRO GAMING A50 £249. 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.

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

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