and the living is easy. Does it beat the HTC One or Sony Xperia Z? Pick your cycling tribe and get kitted out. from rad rides to gadgets and clothing Tech will make us superheroes 87 How to become a real-life Man of Steel/Iron J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 7 . Make the wise choice. 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. 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.


make it hotter with T3’s 50+ summer essentials. Plus the ultimate garden-party paraphernalia Drive 80 Silicon Valley’s high-tech houses: desirable areas. flying and doing whatever a spider can. 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. by a robot tennis coach Bikes. Is this the best Android yet? Our verdict is in… Review: Pure Jongo 104 All-seeing toddler monitors. hobby-horse bicycle. faster processor. hearts enscribed with “Mum”. in VERY vivid detail Life on Mars? 26 Soundtrack your workout session with these sweat-proof. from Bitcoin to goal-line tech. 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. clobber ’n’ tech for hip kids. more features than you can shake a stick at.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. speeding MAMILs and middle-of-the-roaders Home 77 The first ultra-HD media players are here. 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. good investment opportunities Spend: TomTom Multi-Sport 30 32 35 42 Free your music from headphone shackles with these pool-party essentials Review: Bowers & Wilkins Z2 120 Cyber-enhanced Porsche Cayman. from waterproof cameras to barbecues to booze. 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 . 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. 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. splashing the carnage up your walls Need list 18 Eat a killer fish. stay-put fitness ’buds Supertest: smart TVs 109 No. and this interplanetary cam will spot it Viewing recommended 28 Twin-tuners. Check them out. from TomTom’s latest satnav to Samsung’s Galaxy Mega Hot. courtesy of tech T3 investigates… Revisited 93 Zero Dark Thirty. improved interfaces and access to more content than ever before… Group test: Bluetooth speakers 118 Robot mowers evolve. But there might be on other planets. Random Access Memories Games 47 Wherever you’re heading on your holidays. build a Steam Box PC RATED 360 review: Samsung Galaxy S4 99 Obsession: tattooing This month’s gadget musts. websites & ebooks Updates on the biggest tech stories of the last two years. white noise for babies Upgrade 72 73 74 A crowd-funded flying machine and more Kickstarter/IndieGoGo success stories 4K’s big players 24 Wireless multi-room audio going cheap. hot headphones 20 Spiderwebs. games. Lincoln and more… Music The Child of Lov’s electro-stoner soul Apps. retro-tinged Honda superbike Fitness tech meets GPS.


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

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

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

as they did with Philips’ AmBX? Technology which.COM WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 7 . it looks like it could do it very well. 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. Although discontinued. of course. How well it actually works out of the lab is key.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. with a 180-degree wraparound screen that places you in the middle of a 7m-pixel driver’s paradise. But these are just carefully staged examples. Made with help from car manufacturer Ariel. 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. MOTIONSIMULATION. PHILIPS. spreading the game over your locale. Time to evacuate What’s better than a flat projector screen? A convex one. PHILIPS AMBX “Immersive gaming” is a term that’s over-used in the gaming business vernacular. £POA. Also.COM.COM.JDOME. If there is extra coding involved. would game devs need to code additional information. Based on videos and images we’ve seen so far. OUT NOW {SPEAK} T3’s Andrew Wooden ponders IllumiRoom’s consumer future… because. 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. 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. 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. just turned on a coloured bulb in time with what appeared on screen. IllumiRoom takes a different approach. Philips is now working to integrate its Hue system with live TV content. roll along the coffee table and tumble onto the floor. by the way. with a windscreen-like look. Remember to check your mirrors. DISCONTINUED. It’s often associated with virtual reality headsets that never really caught on Philips experimented with it back in 2005.111. £2. SHOP. so a grenade could bounce out of the screen. well. they weren’t good. the TL1 is the last word in driving simulation. OUT NOW MOTION SIMULATION TL1 They don’t have these down your local arcade.

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

OUT JUNE {5} TIME IS FLUID Ressence Type 3 Forget regular watch faces. It’s easy on the eye. £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. and a hotshoe means you can add an external flash.0 and NFC. So you’ve learned something today. and costs this much because that’s much harder to maintain than you ever dreamed. EQ controls have been mysteriously abandoned. it’s a watch whose face is filled with fluid. this is the first compact camera to feature a 30x optical zoom. RESSENCE. or Note II’s 5. 4G. so you can forget headlining the Ministry with this. OUT NOW {10} ABSOLUTELY PHABLETULOUS Samsung Galaxy Mega What? The Galaxy S4’s five-inch screen. while a dualcore 1. Bluetooth 4. £TBC. Not content with above-average eyesight.8-inch e-ink screen boasting a crisp. plus Android Jelly Bean OS. OUT JUNE {9} VA-VA ZOOM Sony Cyber-shot HX50 Go on.5GB of RAM should deliver splendid performance. ACER. Kobo has been busily filling the shelves of its online bookstore. NUMARK.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. or adding them via the miracle of microSD. Basically. 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. A thermostatic valve system allows for the addition and removal of liquid so the dome is always totally – but not overly – full. OUT NOW WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3.COM. so you can now choose from a selection of 2. with hours.4-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and Wi-Fi for uploading your long-lens shots of Prince Harry cavorting directly to social networks. so you can mix Black Sabbath into Chrvches using just a laptop and the very smallest of trestle tables. You can connect directly to speakers and also via USB and MIDI. a 19.5-inch. with its 6.000. but it does offer a cheap musical fix. 6. $35. take a closer look. it also includes tech borrowed from Sony’s high-end RX range. Also on-board: an eight-“mega”pixel camera.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 9 .3-incher. It also shoots 50fps full-HD video.5 million e-tomes. £140.COM. seconds and days displayed as if you’re looking into an amphibian’s bulging eye.EU. SAMSUNG. putting it in direct competition with the Kindle Paperwhite. 1600x900 LCD screen and Dolby Home Theatre surround sound. including a 20.5-inch display not big enough for you? Samsung’s latest “phablet” or “tablone” – the Galaxy Mega – has a 720p. £130. integrated graphics and up to 16GB RAM it may not exactly challenge Deep Blue.UK. overlaid with Samsung’s beloved TouchWiz. what you want is a liquid-filled dome. SONY.COM. so it’s compatible with most existing PC and Mac DJ software. 1080x1440 resolution. while a dedicated EV dial on the back lets you fiddle with exposure compensation like a pro. £350.7GHz chip and 1. with Windows 8 home screens for everyone.CO.COM/UK. storing them in the 4GB provided. With Intel Pentium or Celeron processors. KOBO. faders and two FX dials. but it does have mum-like multitasking powers.

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


£TBC.000 Amount raised: $846. with club-space in the back. then track them via an app on your smartphone. it’ll have a headsup display to paint relevant info – speed. we’d want to be able to get away faster than that. RENAULT. powerlines or childrens’ soft heads. with a top speed of 18mph and room for one person – if we were driving a car that looked like this. Lost your phone too? There’s nothing we can do for you… 3 MisFit Shine Campaign goal: $100. Operated by joysticks. up and away in our beautiful. GET TO ZE CHOPPER! Up.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. The headlights look like a … human iris. 2 StickNFind Campaign goal: $70. The rest of the details are sketchy as the Netherlands-based design team iron out a few thornier details. So far they’ve vowed that it will run entirely on electricity and be capable of an hour’s flight at a speed of 178mph – so you won’t be crossing the Atlantic in it. Stick it on your favourite tech. calories burned and more. it’ll do 50mph down the fairway. INDIEGOGO. Apparently it’s designed for aerial photography. one-chap ’copter? Well.675 Part of the recent surge in fitness tech.COM 2 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3.COM. 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. crowd-funded flying machine… EVER DREAMED OF OWNING YOUR own Jetsons-style. covered in green LED lights to this carbon fibre motor. $50. AR gaming and security. That we know.140. this is now being built on the reals. Well. but we mainly like it because it reminds us of the micro-drones in Iain M Banks’ sci-fi Culture novels. altitude.COM Bubba Watson’s BW1 hovercraft Originally created for a viral marketing campaign.975 A palm-sized robot that flies like a bird and hovers like an insect. It’s called the PSH-M1.C O M .COM Hyundai E4U The battery-powered “egg car” concept is designed for urban driving. keys or child. while sensors placed around the craft will warn you if you’re veering near obstructions such as buildings.970 A tiny sticker loaded with Bluetooth technology. Operation of functions such as cruise control via an iPad is also on the cards – what could go wrong with that? €200. you may be in luck if this IndieGoGo-funded concept gets off the ground. NEOTERICHOVERCRAFT. obviously… £TBC. 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. etc – onto the windscreen. you fanciful devil.000 Amount raised: $1.000. HYUNDAI.000 Amount raised: $931. Designed by Oakley. but it will make for a flash arrival in the Morrison’s car park.000.


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


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


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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. effective worldwide. with the tantalising promise of 20Mbps download speeds. NW1 6NW I N B OX Radar Online stories. 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. Tim Berners-Lee. Are you 4G connected? Then: EE announced its first-in-the-UK 4G service last year.932 Average burn 7. Fancy buying one? The 55-inch model will cost you £8. it believes.000 times from Google Play. Android Army Recruits 12. London.Email T3@futurenet. POWERSKIN. First step to challenging the Facebook phone? CURVY TECH The world’s first curved OLED TVs. are now on sale in South Korea.223 entrants have burned 192. which prevents the mics being sold to HTC. however they are received.960 calories. netting a not-sogood average review score of 2. I would like to add that a Licence is required if you use a set top box to watch or record shows at the same time they’re shown on TV.CO.755 Calories 12. *Sighs*. a researcher at CERN.857 Average burn 10. limpet-like. {WINNING} What’s going up and down in the land of tech {FA I L I NG} WII U THE T3 WINDEX YOUR MAILS.040. direct layout – reminds us of the new gov.238. 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. He then gave it to the world. @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. 2 Balcombe Street.048 Average burn 8.202 Calories 11. Microsoft is toying with the amazing IllumiRoom concept and previously released Kinect.509 Average burn 9.UK WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. debates and harsh lessons igniting the tech world this month THE BUZZ A simple.cern.com Tweet @t3dotcom Facebook /T3mag Letters T3 Magazine.2.ch/hypertext/ WWW/TheProject.331 kcal Team Apple Recruits 4. How many Galaxy S4 phones would it take to crush a midget? @JAMESLOCKWOOD9 VIA TWITTER The social hub has been downloaded 500.752. WIN THIS The Galaxy S4 lands… Awkward. TWEETS AND POSTS about Microsoft’s latest innovation.html Nokia vs HTC One Then: Nokia discovered that HTC’s flagship phone uses microphone components designed.220 kcal BlackBerry Brigade Recruits 1. to the back of your smartphone for a 100 per cent battery boost.850. £52. 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.5 billion! Rubbish! FACEBOOK HOME Our in-depth review is on p99. free of charge. ahead of network competitors. and the results are in… T3 We’ve been nominated for Consumer Media Brand of the Year at the 2013 PPA awards.uk site THE T3 ENDOMONDO CHALLENGE Which OS has the fittest fans? 20. SEND MAIL. made by LG.908 kcal WP Warriors Recruits 1. Now: High contract costs and limited availability in the UK’s rural expanses mean EE has so far lured just 130.614 Average burn 9.950 kcal Nokia’s new Asha 210 phone features a dedicated WhatsApp button for instant messaging. Now: CERN has made the first ever webpage available to the public – info.000 users from other networks.778 kcal Symbian Squad Recruits 697 Calories 6. Fingers crossed.295 Calories 46.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 3 5 .670.725. not just in the Netherlands. created the world wide web. everyone… WHATSAPP WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? {INTERNET} {LEGA L} {MOBILE} CERN recreates first ever webpage Then: 20 years ago.528. for Nokia by STMicroelectronics.274 Calories 114. now home of the Large Hadron-Collider. 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. less shipping fees. Now: Nokia has secured an injunction from the Amsterdam District Court.


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




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



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

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

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

£2. download and get gaming… BIT.49. As in no cooking. iPHONE. unlocking extras as you view. covering everything from supplements to stock up on to recovery routines. plus input from trainer Patrick Beauchamp and nutrition coach Dr John Berardi. TOUCH Combining puzzles and local multiplayer.0+: iPAD. Will soon cover Premier League football. iPHONE.3+: iPAD. it’s sorted. and this smart app channels his plyometric. FREE.com THE GAME Taking on in-app purchase big cheese Clash of Clans.69. MOXTRA. FREE.twitter. For one. from athlete/pundit tweets to play-by-play commentary. Cross-platform play across web browsers and iPad is particularly applaudable. iPHONE. TOUCH The latest food craze: raw. With hundreds of recipes to browse. Whether it’s a family reunion or a work merger.3+: iPAD. FREE.3+: iPAD. £0. so you won’t need to buy an entire home gym to feel the burn. with everything stored in the cloud for easy access. iPHONE.COM ArtHunter iOS 4. where users share guides. ZEPTOLAB. iPhone and iPod Touch users rocking iOS 5.3+: iPAD. though. All beautifully presented. Thank-you-for-playing. light on substance.ORG TOUCHFIT: GSP Want to get cage-fighter ripped? Reigning UFC champ Georges St-Pierre has an app for that… Moxtra iOS 5. Sega’s Godsrule: War of Mortals is a real-time strategy MMO with a plan.0+.LY/XZSXPO 4 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. TOUCH Sport-related social media chatter. Canadian beefcake Georges St-Pierre is the mixed martialarts welterweight world champ.0+: iPAD. with the app responding to real-time user feedback and “tailoring each individual workout to your current level of fitness. sir. Also available as an iOS app. First up is Tiny Troopers. iPHONE. tips and tricks to making all their latest creations. BADLANDGAME.APPS {IOS} Apple’s latest little gems Sportstream iOS 5. SPORTSTREAM.COM Shine On Raw iOS 4.COM HowDo iOS 5. TOUCH A s routes to well-being go. All iPad. then get off your arse and head to the gallery to unlock bonus content including hi-res images and extra info. TOUCH You are the candy man again. While this will reap major rewards for serious gym bunnies with an unwavering focus on rock-hard legs and core. Manage and share your projects. iPHONE. this Limbo-meets-World of Goo adventure has you floating through a trap-littered forest. the excellent. T3 are pleased to offer a full priced app every issue for no money at all. It does a pretty good job.COM Badland iOS 4. NATIONALGALLERIES.com THE TUNES Twitter’s music-biz foray is big on fanfare. too.COM FREE THREE WEBSITES ROCKING T3’S BOAT A free premium app every month! Playgodsrule. or even heating. but now you have to feed two monsters by dragging sweets through six time periods and inter-dimensional gates. SHINEONRAW. Music. FREE. iPHONE.0+: iPAD. or full tracks via Spotify – it’d work better if embedded in the latter. being fit enough to defend yourself from facial pounding whilst locked in a cage isn’t bad. the exercises mostly require minimal equipment. there’s more to this than celery sticks. TOUCH A social network for crafty types. Cannon Fodder-esque strategy shooter from Angry Birds publisher Chillingo. there’s also plenty here for the casual user. FREE. So it follows a bloke who’s won multiple cage fights is a good fitness role model. com THE SHOW A new kind of gaming series from the ex-Inside Xbox team that splices Brookerlike satire with game-like functionality. You “play” the Kickstarter-funded show’s world.” as St-Pierre explains it. TOUCH App of the month Scottish T3-ers: admire art.and gymnastics-fuelled success into a rounded workout for you.DO Cut The Rope: Time Travel iOS 4.COM . Listen to clips of music suggested by mates or trends. HOW. We suggest you leave actual cage fighting to the pros. with 500 video exercises. head here.

old-fashioned written words.0+ The winner of Windows Phone’s Next App Star contest finds articles relevant to your location and lets you share them via NFC. INSPIRIA.0+ 300 levels of explosive insanity make this a great time killer. Buy! Buy! Sell! Sell! FREE.2+ Live updates on major share indices. FREE. MATT HILL. two settings: 18th-century Paris and 21st-century America. £11. FREE. Decent love story.COM Acedia: Indie Horror WINDOWS PHONE 7. or a slicker alternative to Facebook Home.0+ Not strictly an app.CO. Good thing this photo app is now available on BlackBerry. INQMOBILE. £2. ZEEBOX. Colourcode updates from certain accounts. then analyses it and creates pie charts and graphs to track your progress.COM 1 3 2 4 Like all good fairy tales.HO Social Launcher ANDROID 4. FREE. LIBON. FREE.50.5+ Berry good apps F1 Connect 2013 BLACKBERRY 10. This is his story.5+ Soccer Ticker BLACKBERRY 10.3+ The Big G’s answer to Evernote. Napster has the song catalogue and features to match Spotify. LIONSRUGBY. APPS: MATT HILL. tweet and like without switching apps. including scoreboards.00. Zeebox is the perfect mix of interactive TV guide and social media hub. qualifying and race results.00. complete with total control over everything you’re buying and selling. beginning a run of bad luck. Superb. A lodger steals the family car and commits suicide in it. FREE. FREE. basically. SPLASHPADMOBILE.HO is more like BlinkFeed.COM Live footie app with stats. filter out the riff-raff and get the tweets you need.0.COM Golf Live WINDOWS PHONE 7. NAPSTER. FREE.F16APPS.5+ eBay BLACKBERRY 10. this one has a dose of horror. Very neat indeed.COM Info on this year’s drivers. for quick note-taking using photos. too.COM Fitbit WINDOWS PHONE 8+ Zeebox BLACKBERRY 4.0+ Keep up to date with this summer’s Lions rugby tour. voice memos or good.0+ Round-up of all the latest golfing news and results from around the world. Save your favourite recipes for future boozing.5+ Ruzzle BLACKBERRY 10. PETER DREYER Free messages and calls to other Libon users is great.0+ Slender for Windows Phone. WINDOWSPHONE.0. Currently in beta.16.COM T3’s App of the Year in 2012.2+ GAMES AND WEBSITES: LEON HURLEY. FREE. EBAY.COM Everyone’s favourite e-marketplace makes the jump to BB10. but it looks elegant and is simple to use.49.2+ Widen your alcoholic horizons with thousands of cocktails.BLACKBERRY. rankings and video highlights. social sharing and even players’ Twitter feeds. £2. as well as the latest news come match time.0+ SO.0. OUT JUNE 6 The male equivalent of The Vagina Monologues or a grand compendium of penis gags? It’s a bit of both… £7. £9.WEB. homemade liquors and hot beverages. plus the option to share tips on social networks. FREE.0.0.1+ Gorges on sleep pattern and activity data from your Fitbit device. FREE. currencies and commodity prices. As a result you can favourite. teams and cars as well as rankings.COM Customisable Twitter client. 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An exploration of fate vs free will.COM Wikipedia WINDOWS PHONE 7. then.COM The ultimate backseat driver tells you when you’re in the wrong lane or going too fast.64. also benefiting from tighter curation.COM It’s Boggle for BlackBerry. You can take on your mates at speedy wordplay via Wi-Fi.COM Fragger WINDOWS PHONE 7. RUDYHUYN. fixtures and commentary for all major Euro leagues plus integrated BBM chat.35.6. BOOKS: CLARE SARTIN. Now available on BlackBerry handsets. OUT JUNE 6 The Boys in the Boat DANIEL JAMES BROWN Napster VARIOUS Talking Cock: a Celebration of Man and his Manhood RICHARD HERRING Faster and more dashing than ever.Play {ANDROID} {W INDOWS PHONE} {BLACK BER RY} Google’s pure gold Live tile treasures Lions Official WINDOWS PHONE 7. £1. MINICLIP.ID Libon ANDROID 2. GOOGLE. 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You could argue this was nothing but a weak joke stretched beyond breaking point. It was such a popular reference.Opinion TA L K IN G T EC H W IT H T 3’S E X P E RT AL L IES {THIS MONTH} Luke Lewis is a meme master Mark Prigg’s early adopter envy Duncan Bell debates in-app policy Vote Peter Firth to live on Mars Edited by Matt Hill LUKE LEWIS {INSIGHT} MEMES FOR THE MASSES Buzzfeed UK’s editor reckons the geeks have inherited the earth. The MP’s face was crudely Photoshopped on to endless pictures. Namely. Ed Balls. usually a photo. while maintaining its underlying structure. that can be endlessly remoulded for comic purposes. the triumph of LOL-laden web culture. Celebrities piled in with gags. The Guardian launched a liveblog to chronicle the silliness. but it has become « T ILLUSTRATION RYAN GILLETT J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 5 1 . and you’d be right. Peak Balls was reached on April 28 – now to be known as Ed Balls Day. Now. with news delivered via internet sound bites becoming the social norm… here was a moment. It actually predates the internet – Richard Dawkins coined it in 1976 – but it’s come to mean a reference. 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. when it seemed like the whole of the internet was talking Balls. specifically. a few weeks back. and the moment memes went truly mainstream. This kind of playful creativity has always been popular on the web. meme is a slightly annoying word. but it also represented something quietly profound.

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

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



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


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. urbanears.com Jo Malone Oud and Bergamot £95.uk Givenchy Play Sport £41. They stick together when not in use. jomalone. for instance. the aforementioned mower.co. selfridges. givenchy. £25.com . creedfragrances.co. hanging round your neck rather than getting tangled in.com 1 Urban Ears Baggis Creed Virgin Island Water £87.

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

the Get your grub sorted other meats. exactingly.co.com reviewed. non-slip. folding chopping board that doubles as a colander. black or tobacco stain. this resembles a mushroom designed by Philippe Starck. As well as keeping your deskspace free of midges. veg. all served up. salterhousewares. Compared to a laptop it offers more screen and less microwaving of your scrotum.113. amazon. 20-inch from £1. basically. at your table.com 3 Joseph Joseph Rinse and Chop Plus A space-saving. apple.499.900. £300. viola: mains and dessert. From £3. herman miller. £10. fish. weber. refreshing air rather than web browsing and time-passing apps. Et indoors with the kitchen tech on p67. josephjoseph. it doubles as an LED lamp. $75. if blood spurts out and hits you in the face. At last! £15. Our favourite feature? A sear station that ensures your meat looks as good as it tastes and vice versa. dyson. Sporty in-earphones are £130.com/uk 5 Inadays InaTrap Electronic Insect Killer The best-looking bug zapper around.com 4 Bodum Bistro electric table grill One side does crêpes and bacon. bodum.co. while a huge range of adjustments suit any body shape. over on p106 1 Dyson AM02 Mini This may look just like Dyson’s much-loved tower fan but it stands only 87cm tall.uk 3 Herman Miller Aeron Executive The office classic’s mesh back keeps you cool in every sense. £1.com 2 Salter Heston Blumenthal precision meat thermometer Not sure if your meat’s ready? Pierce it with this silicon-gripped analyser. 27-inch from £1. so you won’t be a hunchback by the time you retire. It’s like the iPad Mini. £2. The 15mm glass top adds boardroom class to your spare room and could double as a ping pong table at a push.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.uk 2 Gallotti & Radice Milano Finish options are natural ash.co.420. fcilondon.099.com 6 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . except with cool. it’s not ready.uk 4 Apple iMac The 2013 model drops the DVD drive to slim down to the same depth as an iPhone 5.

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

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


Tipples, snifters, boozes

Pimm’s jeroboam £100, anyoneforpimms.com

Jacques Selosse Brut Rosé £126, selfridges.com

Old Raj Dry Gin £26, wmcadenhead.com

Aperol £18, aperolspritzuk.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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£12. while the nose pads adjust for schnozz sizes from Carey Mulligan to Gerard Depardieu. £5.com Information is Beautiful David McCandless. £8 .ESSENTIAL SUMMER GADGETS SUMMER Tech eb books for the trip Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K Dick. The bike? What. don’t all magazines have a vintage Vespa in their stationery cupboard? £140. Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen. £4.98 The New Digital Age.99 The Facebook Effect David Kirkpatrick. revo.99 5 Revo Windspeed sunglasses Moisture and dirt roll right off the oleophobic lenses on these stylish shades.


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

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

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

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

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




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


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


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



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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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




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

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

further eke out battery life. PROCESSOR BATTERY The worst longevity of these Decent battery life. and eats up data. even if it’s no longer the best Android money can buy {THE FINAL WORD} LIBBY PLUMMER. now… Hover your finger over a picture gallery and it pops open. deliver the best shots here. screen means more detail. innovative Despite a challenge by the Bringing up the rear in this features and power. but for our money it falls just short of the HTC One. this isn’t as lightning-fast as Samsung’s processor. with an all-aluminium back and edge-to-edge screen. SAMSUNG. Yes. Features are sometimes more gimmicky than essential. but it is well executed. Still a champ. It’s still quick. It’s a whole new approach. it’s a five-star wonder. narrowly beating the S4.COM/UK This Super AMOLED screen The same resolution as the is the brightest and sharpest S3 packed into a 4.9GHz quadcore is plenty fast and powerful enough. A big phone with room for a 2600mAh battery. 1 0 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE REVIEWS GO TO T3.5GHz. There’s only a 16GB version. New camera tricks HATE Plasticky design. swipe through the pages of an ebook or online recipe without touching the screen.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. RATING LOVE Spectacular. Android owners are spoiled for choice right now though. it’s still a class act. Smart Scroll flicks through web pages without you touching the screen – great for people with mucky jobs. which means you can use the S4 as a universal telly remote. {RIVALS} « recharge is essential.COM DISPLAY SONY XPERIA Z £500. that’s for sure. This one uses Sony’s Bravia TV tech to great effect. with no microSD slot. but average low-light shots. but Samsung is very eager for you not to touch it. Only the 16GB model is currently available in the UK A 1. tank-like build quality and – call us shallow if you will – just looks sexier. It’s not the first app to do this. Careful how you look at it. Cool gesture-control features. but only 16GB is currently available in the UK – not much for £600. friendly screen and gesture controls leave us in no doubt that this is Samsung’s best yet. high-resolution display. it’s plasticky. a killer camera and strong strong trinity of Android a formidable Android force. REVIEWS EDITOR The S4 had a lot to live up to but its speedy chips.COM . but there’s still no denying its wow factor. Don’t be fooled. Better phone cameras exist T3 SAYS Samsung’s finest smartphone yet. So. Point at a contact’s name and it shows speed dial numbers. The S4 is S4. 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. but it has a microSD slot. Struggle beyond asking for “Dos cervezas. glossy and manages to feel premium despite the removable back.COM THE S4’S A FIVE-STAR SUCCESS. which also boasts waterproofing. but the difference is barely noticeable. 13-megapixel sensor and plenty of camera features. Still a quadcore processor. Almost Apple-like aesthetics. with no discernable slowness. Not good at pronunciation? It will speak the phrase for you. The words appear in English and your chosen language.COM/UK £520. HTC. Bluetooth and an IR sensor. Another five-inch screen. but the slowest here at 1. It copes with apps. Just four megs. £600. BUT IT’S NO LONGER THE KING OF THE ANDROID PHONES upcoming 4G networks – plus NFC. This is Sony’s best-looking phone to date. matched three.7GHz quadcore chip. It will easily last an entire day. slowly and clearly. CAMERA DESIGN STORAGE T3 VERDICT Great screen. it can’t topple the HTC One. superphones. Look away from a video that’s playing and Smart Pause freezes the action. games and Samsung’s new features without slouching. A big. in a case that’s slim. Touch the microphone icon and speak. SONYMOBILE. por favor?” The S4 can help. Choose between 32GB or 64GB. The Android Jelly Bean OS again helps with smooth running. but it’ll still keep going by clever eco settings that while the sun’s up. SAMSUNG. is this the best Android smartphone yet? Its combination of power and innovation certainly puts it amongst the Android elite.7-inch five-incher around. The 1. look keep the One on top. big. Smart Rotation switches the screen to landscape when your head lolls. However. Samsung claims a choice of 16GB. which sports a slightly better camera. but they Also has a 13-meg sensor. 32GB or 64GB storage. with the clarity of shots Amazing results in dim light. powerful smartphone that’s not afraid to innovate. Premium styling. including 4G – ready for action on any of the PRICE/URL THE ULTIMATE ANDROID THREE-WAY SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 HTC ONE £600. Connectivity is up there with the best. but it’s also slim. while its camera is bested by the Xperia Z. The S4 has an incredibly responsive touchscreen. discreetly solid and helpfully waterproof.


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


anyway – decent sound. As the remote is connected to the left side of the headphones.AND DANGER-LOVING CYCLISTS SENNHEISER ADIDAS PMX 685I £60. 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. YURBUDS. It’s okay: these sporty headphones will keep you company on the long road to fitness. 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. T3 SAYS Slimmer and better sounding followup to the 680i 02 FOR GOING THE DISTANCE YURBUDS INSPIRE DURO £50. a quick wash under a tap cleans them. On the sound front it’s the same 120dBs of power as before. which can be a tad off-putting. SENNHEISER. more detailed sound. offering – so we hope. after testing. the trade-off is that the audio can lack vibrancy. the Yurbuds let in ambient noise. giving a richer. you might notice a bit of a pull if you thread them underneath a jacket. manly ear-sweat. we couldn’t argue with that. so with a slimmer frame and remote this update feels even lighter as well as being easier to use under a cycling helmet*. but the buds do stay put. However.CO. but the frequency response has improved. SPORTSFRIENDLY EARPHONES KEEP YOU MOTIVATED IN MID-SUMMER 01 FOR CARDIOAND DANGERLOVING CYCLISTS FOR MONTHS YOU’VE BEEN PACKED INTO a gym. Despite the streamlined look. it still feels very durable. The shape of the flexible buds apparently means they “avoid nerve-rich areas” – so that’s good – but their sticky.COM Using “TwistLock” technology Yurbud claims these will not fall out and. but now it’s time to liberate yourself from this musk-soaked arena and take your workout outdoors. a fit that stands up to the vibration and bumps of running and resistance to your ruggedly. though.Summer’s hottest sounds SWEAT-FIGHTING. 01 FOR CARDIO.UK We were big fans of Sennheiser and Adidas’ neckband-style PMX 680 in-ears. Unlike many of its rivals. The bass remains lacking. though the fit doesn’t always feel secure. However. which is good if you like to know what’s going on around you.

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

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

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



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

contrast rich HD. with all popular codecs playable from NAS and USB. DailyMotion. now in version 2.0 watching 21:9 movies. Ethernet. Spotify AUDIO 40W CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Netflix. 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. Beneath the hood. you’re rewarded with sharp. Wi-Fi. Picture quality is equally terrific. tech. The design may cause some users a little consternation. with is also surprisingly clean and catch-up from BBC iPlayer and ITV and on-demand bright. Internet TV support is wide and includes big hitters like BBC iPlayer. Switch the Cinema Black mode on to prevent backlight intrusion when watching 21:9 ratio movies 3 DESIGN The crescent stand looks cool. with Dual View and Smart Mirroring. Extra content from web sources is treated kindly. too included pairs of specs it will cost you dearly. LoveFilm and Acetrax. DLAN.0 mean it’s easy to watch what you want.0 really impresses. The end result is a properly smart TV. the F8000 packs a quadcore processor for faster browsing and better interactivity.COM/UK TEST WINNER 2 {SPECIFICATION } SCREEN 46-inch 1920x1080 edge-lit LED LCD TUNER 2x Freeview HD. Chores done. so if you The new S-Recommend require more than the two feature picks out things it thinks you’ll like. Acetrax. 2x Freesat 3D Active. 2x specs WEB TV BBC iPlayer. It links with smartphone apps. but takes up a lot of space in your lounge LOVE Smartphone apps. though. once you’ve invested time playing with settings – none of the presets make this screen sing.SAMSUNG UE46F8000 £1.0. YouTube. Outstanding HD and 3D picture HATE Striking but impractical design T3 SAYS Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. Netflix. Lovefilm. SAMSUNG. ITV Player. despite being tutored to comprehend conversational English. 3x USB. It uses active shutter from Netflix and Lovefilm. but its Smart Portal interface. the F8000 has a crescent-shaped stand that takes up more than its fair share of space. and the TouchPad remote makes it easier than ever for you to find what you want to watch. 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. It may still struggle to understand what you’re asking it. ITV player. is vastly improved. All the main IPTV providers The set’s 3D performance are on hand here. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. With simplified graphical icons and a new S-Recommendation engine. 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. The screen also boasts twin Freeview HD and Freesat HD tuners – take your pick. but we think you’ll make room for it.COM OR HEAD TO P122 . which suggests shows based on your monitored viewing preferences – think of it as Tivo without the Virgin Media subscription – Smart Portal 2.999.

DailyMotion. Lovefilm. this 46-inch screen looks every bit the future-proof television. 2x specs BBC iPlayer. Acetrax. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. Ambilight trickery Overly processed hi-def image. Feed it a good Blu-ray and the results are cinematic. 3x USB. Via adaptor: Scart 953x562x32mm/12. Great! Now makes this a great telly for Ambilight glow. 1920x1080 LED LCD 2x Freeview HD. viewing habits and suggests shows. BBC News. allowing them to function as remotes for all your AV kit.Smart TVs R A T E D SPEC SHOT MAKE AND MODEL PRICE WEBSITE SCREEN LOEWE CONNECT ID 46 £1. 6 2 4 Twin tuners means you can record one channel to an external USB drive while watching another. USB. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. ITV player. with a massive choice of catch-up from the main channels and ondemand extras too. Wi-Fi.COM/UK 46-inch. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. iConcerts 24W 42-inch. Netflix. there’s the Philips 42PFL6188S. but a choice of colours doesn’t excuse a lack of on-demand 47-inch. Looks highly stylish Lacklustre blacks limit cinematic appeal. but only one of them can be top of the class. YouTube. Viewster.995 LOEWE. For non-IR smartphones there’s still the option of controlling your TV via WiFi using the set’s branded remote app. DVB-S2 Passive. but again a dirth of on-demand content and apps leaves it bottom of this bright class. Come 2014. 3x USB. The chance to customise the colour of the set is attractive. 7 5 3 The most developed content portal out there. 4x HDMI. composite video. Netflix. Picture quality is great and the design is eye-catching. Wi-Fi. if you want to upgrade to the brand’s latest multi-core processor. Ethernet. Wi-Fi. YouTube. DVB-S2 Active. 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. Basic EPG. catch-up TV and apps. no specs included BBC iPlayer. RF and Bluetooth mastery. Bluetooth. confusing picture options 46-inch. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. Netflix. DLAN.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. Box Office 365. 1920x1080 LED LCD 2x Freeview HD. £28. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. Finally. YouTube. Jam-packed internet TV portal Interface is a bit of a mess. Our favourites are Panasonic and Sony. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch RATING {REASONS} Why Samsung’s UE46F8000 is our top telly… 1 Offers astonishingly sharp HD imagery. 2x Freesat Passive. J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 1 7 .000 PHILIPS. Good audio and reasonable price tag. composite. Limited catch-up TV selection 639x1083x64/14.9kg High-end design. DLAN. component audio. but it needs more on-demand and catch-up content to compete with other sets. Ethernet. Crackle 20W 4x HDMI. SD 627x1067x35/15kg Customisable smart TV interface. which is getting a letter sent home to its mother entitled “must do better” . Expect new apps to follow soon. Vimeo 18W 47-inch. Acetrax. Add an optional IP2IR blaster (£100) and you can control other AV kit too.999 SAMSUNG. component. Blinkbox. Audio is class-leading.5kg Edge-to edge glass makes for an attractive look. The class award for best dressed goes to the Loewe Connect ID. optical digital 674x1064x78/21.UK SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1.699 PANASONIC. Ethernet. YouTube. digital DLAN.CO. Ethernet. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. Viewster. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2.TV PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT65 £1. 3x USB. Daily Motion. Sport Acetrax. allowing you to record one channel to a USB hard drive and watch another.6kg Crisp. Samsung’s new eye-candy menu makes onscreen navigation much more intuitive. Twin tuners lets it work as a PVR. involving picture that’s especially good for action and sports. Wi-Fi. Spotify 40W 4x HDMI. {FINAL WORD} T3’S PREMIUM TV GUIDE… All of these TV sets have an above-average IQ and membership to MENSA. digital audio. you can.CO. {FOCUS} Universal remotes HARMONY ULTIMATE DEMOPAD DEMOCONTROL IR-TOUTING PHONES DEDICATED REMOTE APPS Sits in a networkconnected dock. £230.COM SAMSUNG UE46F8000 £1. With a re-organised content portal that picks out shows it thinks you’ll enjoy and dual tuners. This year that television is the Samsung UE46F8000. 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. component 599x1033x35mm/14kg Smartphone apps. Vimeo. 2x Freesat Active. DLNA. Sleek and minimalist. WLAN. LoveFilm.COM Control Wi-Fi-connected devices via this iPad app. It’s a close call for second and third place. DailyMotion. and offers swipe and tap touchscreen control as well as IR. 3x USB.COM The HTC One and Galaxy S4 both arrived with builtin infra-red. Lost for something to watch? Samsung’s S-Recommendation engine learns your Samsung offering buyers a hardware upgrade path. Cartoon Network 40W 4x HDMI. DEMOPAD. component. its shown real innovation and potential. but more we just need more content… action junkies online content is needed Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet.399 SONY.UK PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1. It’s a built-in PVR. with quality stereo speakers and generous amplification Limited on-demand – no YouTube! Motion resolution not ideal for sports/action Bespoke TV tailoring. Ethernet. LOGITECH. DVB-S Passive. TuneIn Radio.

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

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

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


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Sony’s best smartphone yet and a top Android SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Nice ’n’ low price. Cool gesture features. Long battery life. JABRA.7-inch screen is tasty indeed. Lacks features of other OSs T3 SAYS The best iPhone to date and iOS is still slicker than Android. £45. TESTED JULY 2013 07 APPLE IPHONE 5 FROM £529. Average battery life T3 SAYS Bigger and brighter.COM.BLACKBERRY. Superior camera. New camera tricks HATE Plasticky design. 1136x640 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. amazing screen and strong battery. TESTED JANUARY 2013 0 10 NOKIA LUMIA 920 £529. A fantastic.GOOGLE. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB 02 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 £600. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 64GB PROCESSOR 1. longer-lasing brother is the power user’s HTC phone SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slick. Better front-facing camera for video. 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. Very solid build. with front-facing speakers HATE Average battery life. Not different enough to really appeal T3 SAYS BB10 is a move in the right direction.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 24 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .COM. customisable OS. feature-packed an and very desirable SPECIFICATIONS LO LOVE BlackBerry Hub and improved BlackBerry World.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch. great feel. Great audio. SAMSUNG.COM/UK 2 BT EASY BLUETOOTH CALL KIT 4 JABRA CRUISER 2 Very basic.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. APPLE. Comparatively cheap a HATE Bigger battery. Reasonable price HATE Bulky body. but no longer the best Android money can buy RY LOVE Bigger screen. Fiddly waterproof connectors T3 SAYS Stunning and waterproof. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Smashing. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 8GB or 16GB 04 SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 FROM £393. Bright. Very handy Nokia Maps app.COM. but you’ll still need to charge every day T3 SAYS The HTC One X’s smarter.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB PROCESSOR A6 SCREEN 4-inch. Fluid performance. quadcore processor ensures smooth operation LOVE and gaming. The 4. SONYMOBILE. Wireless Charging. UK. Features more gimmicky than essential T3 SAYS Samsung’s best smartphone yet. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LO LOVE Spectacular high-resolution display. Slightly plasticky build T3 SAYS S A mighty phone that’s powerful.5-inch. £20. bold and big screen. full-HD display.9GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch.7-inch. PARROT.COM/UK. but eight hours’ talk time and a budget price tag add appeal. it’s also less fully featured SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS NEW E PROCESSOR 1. It’s the new Android champion SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Really strong.2-inch. LO of innovative features. the Nokia Lumia 920 is easily the best Windows Phone handset to date SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. Speedy and slick HATE Big screen might make it too bulky for some users T3 SAYS Stunning design. 4.COM 01 HTC ONE £520. Overall lack of apps. L Immaculate display.COM/UK. even if the Z10 is more competent than exciting SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. 32GB storage.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. HTC. However.COM.5-inch screen.7-inch.COM/UK. iOS 6 very smooth HATE Battery life could be better.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4. thoughtful design. colourful.8-inch 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB or 32GB + microSD PROCESSOR 1. microSD 5 05 HTC ONE X+ £470. Android Jelly Bean HATE Incredibly dull design. HTC. NOKIA.4GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. 32GB or 64GB NT 03 3 SONY XPERIA Z S £500. PLAY. Great styling. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB.COM Two mics and Noise Blackout technology make for clear phone calls. TESTED JUNE 2012 LOVE Chic metallic design.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4. voiceactivated hands-free kit. SUPERTOOTH. Power aplenty Fine selection s HATE It I really is fairly big. SHOP. Just 8GB or 16GB. SAMSUNG. Excellent performance all round HATE It’ll be too big for some.NET Announce “Minikit” at any time to wake this slinky-looking. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Bright.BT. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOV Fast. innovative camera.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. microSD PROCESSOR 1.COM/UK. Bright screen E HATE Average camera. Cheaper than the One X+ (below left) SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. No expandable memory T3 SAYS A thing of beauty with brains to match. TESTED AUGUST 2012 9 09 BLACKBERRY Z10 £480.COM/UK. £70.7-inch.7-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.COM. 4G capability – if you’re on an EE contract. TESTED JUNE 2013 06 6 HTC ONE X £379.7-inch. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. Massive 64GB storage. 1920x1080 CAMERA 4-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB or 64GB PROCESSOR 1. HTC. TESTED APRIL 2013 08 8 GOOGLE NEXUS 4 FROM £279. 1280x768 CAMERA 8. Excellent touchscreen keyboard.

COM.UK. APPLE.1-inch. Tasty trophy gadget. but not quite as portable as its seven-inch sibling SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Matches the iPad 2’s screen resolution.CO.UK 2 4 KOBO EREADER TOUCH BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK GLOWLIGHT Great.0 PROCESSOR 1.7GHz quadcore O SCREEN 10. Heavy on storage HATE More expensive than the equivalent iPad.COM/NEXUS.0. as upgrades go. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2011 09 9 t LOVE Decent battery.2GHz quadcore SCREEN 7-inch.1 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 7.ASUS. 32GB or 64GB OS Android 4. Keyboard dock.9 FROM £229.COM. microSD AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. 32GB or 64GB 5 05 AMAZON KINDLE HD 8. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1.COM/UK. AMAZON. Smooth operation. and it’s e excellent value to boot SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6. Solid build e H HATE Lack of dedicated tablet apps. non-expandable storage. microSD 04 APPLE IPAD 2 FROM £329.2 PROCESSOR 1. 1920x1200 STORAGE 16GB/32GB OS Android 4. 32GB. Features like Google Now add excitement HATE Limited. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Very sharp 8. New iPad is better T3 SAYS Slimmer and cheaper than the new iPad. Optimised apps are lacking.1 PROCESSOR 1. backlit screen.0.2GHz A8 single core SCREEN 9.3 PROCESSOR 1. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE The pocket-friendly. Great screen HATE Processor can struggle.UK 01 1 APPLE IPAD MINI FROM £269.UK The cheaper. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Retina Display looks stunning. carousel-style interface with Lovefilm and Amazon content HATE No 3G option.9-inch screen.COM A top quality e-ink screen with added touch control. 1280x800 STORAGE 32GB. No 3G option yet T3 T SAYS Like the Nexus 7 this gives power on the cheap.ASUS. 4G LTE version available HATE Pricey. UK. 2560x1600 STORAGE16GB or 32GB S 03 3 GOOGLE NEXUS 7 FROM £159. Plenty of storage plus a microSD slot. 64GB or 128GB OS Android 4. full-sized tablet market SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4. 1280x800 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB 02 2 APPLE IPAD (4TH GEN) FROM £399. 1080x800 STORAGE 8GB or 16GB OS Android 4. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1. Wi-Fi only T3 SAYS In terms of bang for your buck. FROM £109. this takes the world’s best tablet and proves that smaller is even better SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Amazon’s simplified Android is extremely user-friendly.7-inch. though SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4.7-inch. TESTED JUNE 2013 10 GEMINI JOYTAB 9.9-inch. power and graphical oomph.COM/NEXUS.7-inch.2GHz dualcore SCREEN 7-inch.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 5 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .9-inch screen with ultra-slim bezel looks fantastic and works great. Average screen H T3 SAYS Sibling of the Prime.7 £139. 128GB and 4G LTE models now available HATE Pretty minor.CO. plasticky build.0.COM/UK. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 GOOGLE NEXUS 10 G £319. now backlit for late-night edification.COM. with plenty of power. less sexy OS Android 4. this is still a mighty alluring tablet in its own right SPECIFICATIONS ASUS TRANSFORMER PAD TF300T SP SPECIFICATIONS £428.4GHz dualcore SCREEN 9.6GHz quadcore SCREEN 10.CO. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb VFM. Screen resolution is not the best T3 SAYS Slim and stunningly designed. £69. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Fantastic price with keyboard dock included HATE Flimsy keyboard. Jelly Bean OS is L excellent. Plenty of content on offer. APPLE. New A6X processor bolsters speed. with iOS 5 and apps galore HATE Rear camera is poor.UK. GOOGLE. More affordable. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB. GOOGLE. TESTED JANUARY 2013 06 0 6 AMAZON KINDLE FIRE HD £159. Thin. AMAZON. a premium build and great screen.Tablets {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top four ebook readers 1 AMAZON KINDLE PAPERWHITE 3 AMAZON KINDLE The best ereader screen around.1-inch. the Nexus 7 is by far the best Android tab on the market SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Sharp full-HD screen. shining gem in the manure pile that is the budget. 1280x1200 STORAGE 32GB/64GB.1 Jelly Bean PROCESSOR 1. UK. Book store rivals Amazon’s.COM/UK. APPLE. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB. Battery life could be better T3 SAYS Full-sized version. GEMINIDEVICES. No USB charging.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 8. there’s no reason to buy this over a Prime. plus access to one million free ebooks and libraries. TESTED JANUARY 2013 08 A ASUS TRANSFORMER INFINITY £599. faster and sharper. now a little bit better – make sure you get enough storage for that Retina-ready gear… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Outstanding. Google Play access HATE Single core processor T3 SAYS A rare. 2048x1536 STORAGE 16GB. Easy to use. Limited app selection T3 SAYS The best Kindle yet. 7.1-inch. microSD OS iOS 5 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 9.3GHz quadcore SCREEN 10. Reduced battery life T3 SAYS Beautiful full-HD screen aside. BARNESANDNOBLE. £109.CO. WHSMITH.9-inch. lighter Kindle with an improved screen is a nailed-on bargain. b lack of tablet-specific apps makes it less desirable but SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6. No Google Play store T3 SAYS A great tablet for media consumption. AMAZON.0 PROCESSOR 1.CO. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB. super-HD display. light and now even cheaper. AMAZON. £80.


with a solid.COM/UK. TESTED JULY 2011 09 SONY CYBER-SHOT HX20V £233. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE DSLR-quality photos. Smaller sensor than rivals. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 CANON EOS 7D £1.COM/UK. animal kingdom – and get stuck in. viewfinder.CO. Versatile mode dial and features galore HATE HA Minor issues with stills. plus $300 towards your next bit of camera gubbins. Lightweight yet solid build.UK. Tiltable AMOLED touchscreen. Entry is free. excellent pictures.UK. with good low-light performance and smooth 1080p video. Solid build. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Wide.COM Choose a category – nature.UK. Smartphone-style controls HATE Need to dial down exposure in bright sunlight T3 SAYS Near pro-quality shots without the bulk of a DSLR.213.31-inch AMOLED touchscreen WEIGHT 284g MEGAPIXELS 12.1-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 2. Wi-Fi or built-in flash T3 SAYS Canon’s first compact system cam delivers A-grade results that justify its high-ish price SPECIFICATIONS MEGAPIXELS 16 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-360mm ZOOM 15x VIDEO 1080p at 30fps WEIGHT 217g SENSOR 18-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm EF Mount SCREEN 3-inch WEIGHT 298g AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. Cheap as chips HATE No touchscreen.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 7 .CO. A wealth of compatible lenses HATE No handgrip.{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. Exceptionally good video recording HATE Reduced quality at high ISOs T T3 SAYS Consistent performance across stills and video. for obvious reasons. CANON. TESTED JUNE 2012 LOVE Superb image quality and great low-light shooting thanks to fine high ISO performance HATE The RRP is quite high. Sony’s not-a-DSLR is a fine camera vi SPECIFICATIONS S MEGAPIXELS 12. touchscreen control SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Brilliant 1080p video and sharp 18-megapixel shots.UK. No touchscreen T3 SAYS Easy to use for beginners. 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.8x VIDEO 1080p at 50fps WEIGHT 298g SENSOR 16. LSPAWARDS. but you need to be over 18. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb still image quality. manual aperture ring HATE High ISO performance could be better. It costs $10 to enter a photo. Decent stills.CO. A point and shoot with class SPECIFICATIONS SENSOR 21. Built-in Wi-Fi HATE No viewfinder or built-in flash T3 SAYS Cutting-edge camera features in an attractive. TESTED JUNE 2013 08 8 SAMSUNG EX2F £300. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 07 SONY ALPHA SLT-A37 £320. A champion travel zoom SPECIFICATIONS SPEC SENSOR 18-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18x55mm SCREEN 3-inch WEIGHT 570g M MEGAPIXELS 18. Pro-quality manual controls. Sharp shots achievable at maximum zo zoom. 15x zoom. SONY. patterns. so choose carefully. the 600D remains an excellent choice SPECIFICATIONS L LOVE Broad zoom range. PANASONIC. so shop around T3 SAYS An impressive DSLR with great image quality and swift. 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. CANON. professional photography course worth £3. easy-to-use set of features HATE Price will put off less serious snappers T3 SAYS A workhorse of a DSLR. plus plenty on offer for pros.1 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 25-500mm ZOOM 24x VIDEO 1080 at 50fps WEIGHT 221g 05 FUJIFILM FINEPIX F660 EXR £92.7 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-90mm ZOOM 3.295.UK. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Fast autofocus. people.CO. The overall winner receives a full-time.4 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-80mm ZOOM 4x VIDEO 1080 at 48fps WEIGHT 286g 04 CANON EOS 600D £449. which delivers broadcast-quality video and fantastic stills SPECIFICATIONS SENSOR 18-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18x55mm SCREEN 3-inch touchscreen WEIGHT 575g SENSOR 18-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-135mm zoom SCREEN 3-inch WEIGHT 820g (body only) 02 2 PANASONIC LUMIX LX7 £355. Superb shots.6-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 3. The most advanced compact around SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Semi-transparent mirror means faster shooting and focusing. SHOOTTHEFACE.COM 01 CANON EOS 650D £567.UK.CO.CO. CANON. SONY.7-inch WEIGHT 506g (body only) 03 SAMSUNG NX300 £600. TESTED JANUARY 2013 10 CANON EOS M £500. Pricey for a point and shoot T3 SAYS Hefty feature set and rock-solid build plus con consistently sharp results. SAMSUNG. CANON. Manual controls aplenty.UK.CO. SAMSUNG. FUJIFILM.CO.UK.

COM/UK. 2560x1600 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 2. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Classic Air design. Chunkier than other ultrabooks T3 SAYS High-end processing power at a low price. Screen could be better T3 SAYS The smartest ultrabook. ACER. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Elegant design conceals a throbbing. or one for undemanding users ma SPECIFICATIONS SPE SCREEN 13.CO. Windows-based MacBook alternative from Dell SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13. TESTED MARCH 2013 10 DELL XPS 13 FROM £999. although admittedly not outstanding HATE Relatively poor battery life T3 SAYS Attractive and powerful.COM/UK.5hrs SCREEN 13-inch. Quick boot-up to boot HATE Slimline build means no optical drive T3 SAYS The king of the ultrabooks to date combines plenty of power with spunky aesthetics SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Same slimline.CO. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Amazing screen. TESTED MARCH 2013 09 ACER C7 CHROMEBOOK £199. Good VFM HATE Weighty.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs SCREEN 13. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1.9GHz/8GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 8. Excellent build quality. APPLE.COM.ASUS. SOPHOS. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. Requires web connection T3 SAYS Incredible cheapness makes this a good second machine. TESTED APRIL 2012 07 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 11-INCH £929.UK.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . 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.UK. 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. Apple has improved its winning formula SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slimline design matches the Zenbook UX31 at #2. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1. Great battery life. APPLE.3-inch. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1. Solid spec. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 ACER ASPIRE S3 £475. the XPS 15 T3 SAYS With its slinky aluminium case.UK.3-inch. aluminium looks.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs 03 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 13-INCH £1. Top screen HATE Middling battery life. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1.249. UK. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Attractive and sturdy all-metal design.COM No real-time protection.6-inch. 256GB SSD for the same price as many 128GB ultrabooks.3-inch. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 08 ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A £700. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1.Computers {FOCUS} Free security for your Mac or PC 1 3 FOR PCS FIREWALL AVAST! 8 ZONEALARM FREE The interface has been improved.ORG 01 DELL XPS 15 £695. Reasonably priced HATE Tricky touchpad. even if style and battery life suffer a bit as a result SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 15.CO. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM 1.3-inch. this Zenbook is a very solid.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs SCREEN 11. No longer the thinnest laptop T3 SAYS Same great design with even more remarkable performance.449. Ultra-fast SSD storage HATE Expensive T3 SAYS Amazing screen and a sky-high price tag SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible price tag. Comfy keyboard HATE Fewer connections than our #1. 1440x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. AVAST. Beats Audio. APPLE.UK 2 FOR MACS SOPHOS ANTIVIRUS 4 ANTI-MALWARE MALWAREBYTES Runs in the background for low-key protection.ASUS. Seriously thin and portable. this is another credible. Gorilla Glass screen. MALWAREBYTES.1GHz/8GB STORAGE 1TB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 8hrs SCREEN 13. but added peace of mind. Top performer thanks to powerful processor and graphics card.3-inch. making repelling viruses more pleasing. 1920x1080 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 2. DELL.8GHz Core i7 processor and 256GB solid state drive. HP.5hrs AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. ZONEALARM.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7. DELL.COM Won’t unduly drain resources but does provide protection from phishing.3-inch. 1.CO. Decent screen and acceptable processor.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 6hrs 02 ASUS ZENBOOK UX31 £800.4GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs 04 APPLE MACBOOK PRO WITH RETINA DISPLAY 13-INCH £1.COM/UK.COM/UK. 100GB of cloud storage p H HATE Chrome OS lacks support. UK. now with next-gen power. 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.COM.UK.5GHz/8GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs S SCREEN 11.6-inch.3-inch.CO. 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. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Best laptop screen around.

3.UK. 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.UK.0 BATTERY 8hrs (video). CHILLBLAST. 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. Outgunned by the Wii U T3 SAYS This underpowered cutesie is still a hit for family-friendly gaming.COM US retailer GameSpot’s monthly is the biggest games mag in the world. 3x HDMI. fun and truly innovative. AV out 03 3 NINTENDO WII U PREMIUM FROM £249. G Wi-Fi AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. too. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 0 08 8 APPLE IPOD TOUCH FROM £249.CO. TESTED MARCH 2012 09 NINTENDO 3DS XL £165. ATOMIXMAG. Great for exclusives. 4x USB. Well-considered interactivity nowadays.UK. Good games.UK. XBOX. including a 4.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 9 . Full-HD graphics at last for Mario and co HATE Needs more games desperately. VGA. A few really classic titles HATE No Blu-ray or even DVD. eSATA.5mm audio BATTERY 4 hours 05 CHILLBLAST FUSION FIRESTORM £1. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 LOVE Quality five-inch OLED touchscreen and quadcore power.UK. £2. NFC BATTERY 5 hours SCREEN 4.UK. but for those with a 3DS there’s little incentive to upgrade SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 5-inch. most powerful handheld yet. useful GamePad. About 97 in gadget years T3 SAYS A slick and powerful games and media machine SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible specs for under a grand. G Wi-Fi.8GHz and Nvidia GTX 680 graphics deliver fast.CO.COM 01 MICROSOFT XBOX 360 25 250GB £190. TESTED NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Powerful i5 processor overclocked to 4. VGA. SD. 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. Dual analogue controls. Blu-ray reader STORAGE 320GB BLU-RAY/DVD Yes/Yes CONNECTIVITY HDMI. bolder Retina Display.415. 1136x640 touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. Bluetooth 4. AV out PROCESSOR Core i5 4. PS4’s new best-pal? HATE Pricey games and memory cards. 2x HDMI.UK. 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. NINTENDO. N Wi-Fi.CO. though needs new issues. ethernet 02 2 SONY PS3 SUPER SLIM £229. NINTENDO. and you supp can play pl games on it.CO. EDGE-ONLINE.CO. 960x544 OLED touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi.199. ALIENWARE. No HD graphics. FREE. NFC GAMEPAD Touchcreen 6. Affordable. though P PROCESSOR Core i7 2GHz GRAPHICS Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M RAM/STORAGE 4GB/256GB CONNECTIVITY 4x USB. eSata. FREE. 5x USB.18-inch 320x240 touch CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. About level pegging with PS3 for classic titles.49. but needs games SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Beautifully designed and newly colourful. TESTED JUNE 2012 LO A Blu-ray player.1. Boosted battery life HATE Looks cheap. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Genuinely revolutionary platform.COM This Mexican mag is beautifully designed. Battery life only fair T3 SAYS The best.CO. USB.COM/UK. ethernet LOVE Cheap.88-inch 800x240 3D/4. It’s not cheap.6GHz i5. 854x480 BATTERY 3-5 hours SCREEN 4-inch.CO. Also has the T3 Awardwinning Kinect to play with and great XBLA budget gaming hub HATE No Blu-ray drive. UK. Tactile. Too many overly simple party games. NINTENDO. fluid gameplay HATE Expensive… but worth it T3 SAYS Bone-crushing specs for serious PC gamers SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR Core i5 4. media server that’s 3D-ready and LOVE supports the rather nifty Move controller (£24). HDMI. Bluetooth 2. too.COM. GAMEINFORMER.COM 2 4 ATOMIX SWIPE Clever iOS-focused read pools content from 52 sites. 2x USB. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 10 NINTENDO WII £129.COM. Oh. APPLE. DVI. No AC adaptor T3 SAYS Big screens and range of games impresses. Curved design is very ergonomic.2-inch. ideally exclusive ones T T3 SAYS Nintendo’s again reinvented the way we play. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 ALIENWARE M17X R3 SPECIFICATIONS £1. DVI. Heft makes it cumbersome. 4 HDMI.99. 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. TESTED NOVEMBER 2011 06 VANQUISH ECLIPSE 670 MKII £999. and cheaper than ever SPECIFICATIONS STORAGE 512MB SSD BLU-RAY/DVD No/No CONNECTIVITY 2x USB. A5 processor and iOS 6 HATE Pricey. UK. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE Xbox Live remains #1 for online gaming. ethernet. £2. PCSPECIALIST.PLAYSTATION.{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”. ethernet.6GHz GRAPHICS 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX670 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/1TB HDD and 120GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 8x USB. SWIPE-MAG. Bigger. 40 hrs (audio) 04 PLAYSTATION VITA FROM £217.8GHz GRAPHICS 2x Nvidia GTX 680 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/2TB HDD and 240GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 10x USB.PLAYSTATION.

PC. Ambilight trickery HATE Overly processed HD. Wi-Fi 3 NT 04 PANASONIC VIERA TX-P50VT50 0 £1. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Smartphone apps.699.519. but im image quality could be improved SPECIFICATIONS SP SCREEN 46-inch.0. optical digital audio NT 02 PANASONIC VIERA TX-47DT65 £1.UK. but more online content is needed SPECIFICATIONS S E SPECIFICATIONS S SCREEN 42-inch. digital audio. Wi-Fi. 3x USB. SD slot. Louis CK’s The Thick of It. Wi-Fi. optical digital audio NT 03 SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. component. PHILIPS. SC Wi-Fi. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Fi Ethernet. VGA. scart. component SCREEN 55-inch.392.399. Twin tuners lets it work as a PVR. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Wi-Fi. SONY. 2x USB. Limited catch-up TV selection T3 SAYS On-demand TV organised the way you want it. scart. Jam-packed internet TV portal HATE Jumbled interface. DLNA. 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. Ethernet. SONY. Seven pairs of 3D glasses included HATE Over-stressed black levels. TESTED JULY 2012 10 LG 47LM660 £1. sharp edges and pathos. PANASONIC. OUT JUNE 3 01 SAMSUNG UE46F8000 S £1. T G Great! Now we just need more content… RY LOVE Excellent HD and 3D visuals. Fi. stand-up comic – ie: him in real life – is a very funny mix of awkwardness.390. OUT JUNE 3 meta-comedy about a middle-aged. composite video. LG. scart. Entertaining net portal. Bright. Wi-Fi. too SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Content-rich internet portal and excellent multimedia playback. component. involving picture that’s especially good for action and sports. 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.UK. Series 2 hits Sky Atlantic this month… £22. TESTED JULY 2013 06 SONY BRAVIA KDL-55HX853 £1. 3x USB. Bluetooth 3. Excellent networked features HATE Bulky design.COM/UK. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch. DLNA content sharing HATE 3D crosstalk. Sophisticated design.Televisions {CONTENT} Catch-up TV on Blu-ray 1 BREAKING BAD S1-5 This drugs epic is almost at an end. PANASONIC.650. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Customisable smart TV interface. component. Bluetooth.000. component. PC.999. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Wi-Fi. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. USB. LG. DLAN. SD. . so what better time to get all but the last half-dozen episodes on Blu-ray? Or maybe wait. optical digital audio SCREEN 47-inch. OUT NOW 2 3 VEEP S1 LOUIE S1 The new Curb Your Enthusiasm. component. Single tuner T3 SAYS Outstanding motion handling makes this a g great telly for action junkies RY LOVE Bold design.COM/UK. Wi-Fi.UK. ethernet AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. Wi-Fi. Slimline and stylish design p HATE Picture processing artefacts and visible crosstalk H T3 T SAYS Attractive. PC. PANASONIC. TESTED AUGUST 2012 ction LOVE Crisp. digital audio. Ethernet. composite.CO. 3x USB.900. PC. Well stocked and laid out web portal. SAMSUNG. feature-packed slimline set. Via adaptors: scart/component t RY NEW LOVE Edge-to edge glass makes for an attractive look. A proper Wi-Fi media hub. Looks highly stylish HATE Lacklustre blacks. scart. component.CO. divorcee.CO. 3x USB.COM/UK. TESTED JULY 2013 08 LG 55LM960V £1. 3x USB. Price also somewhat cumbersome T3 SAYS An astounding plasma telly with a feature set and picture quality worth shouting about SCREEN 50-inch. £19. SAMSUNG. Attractive looks HATE 3D specs not included. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI.COM/UK.0 mean immediate content is abound HATE The design is striking but also a little impractical T3 SAYS Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Blacks are a little crushed T3 SAYS A thoroughbred performer. Strong 3D. Via adaptor: Scart 05 SAMSUNG UE46ES8000 NT £1.COM. beautiful build. DLAN. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI.UK. SD DL SCREEN 47-inch. Outstanding motion resolution. sharp 3D HATE Voice and gesture control are nice but inessential y T3 SAYS A beautifully made smart telly capable of really excellent pictures.002. FROM £14 PER SERIES. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Outstanding HD image quality. High-quality audio system. component SCREEN 55-inch.UK. Excellent Smart TV content and app store. Superb file support. anytime RY LOVE Pristine high-def images. Basic EPG T3 SAYS Fantastic design and an Ambilight glow. digital audio out.CO. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. WLAN. TESTED JULY 2013 07 PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT50 £1.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .CO. Reliable multimedia streaming. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Crisp picture quality courtesy of powerful image processing. 3x USB. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. in the USA: essential. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 09 PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. S 3x USB. offering superior HD and 3D image quality and strong smart features SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS SP NEW E SC SCREEN 47-inch.

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

AllShare Play.COM/UK. PHILIPS. brightly coloured and great sound quality. DLNA.200. 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. Ethernet. A wireless dock everyone can enjoy SPECIFICATIONS POWER 40W CONNECTIVITY USB. SONOS. easy wireless streaming and great audio go some way towards justifying the LW’s high price SPECIFICATIONS POWER N/A CONNECTIVITY Wireless. multi-room sound.UK.COM 01 CAMBRIDGE AUDIO MINX AIR 100 £330.COM 2 4 BRAVEN BRV-1 JABRA SOLEMATE The trainer-like design won’t suit all tastes but this is one LOUD mini-speaker. Rugged. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 LOVE Denon’s ditched the original Ceol’s CD player but kept AirPlay. AirPlay. Bluetooth via USB dongle. a classy design and a strong wireless connection for AirPlay streaming. PURE. £180.CO. Great. analogue. RCA SIZE 520x218x155mm POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY AirPlay. £149. audio in. Pricey T3 SAYS Stunning sound quality without Apple or Android prejudice. Add the free Fidelio app and you get internet radio. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 LOVE Powerful. PHILIPS.UK. small. splash-proof.UK.CO.5mm SIZE 354x182x118mm POWER 4x 20W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. 3. line in. Bluetooth. RCA.CO. A fine alternative to the one-box streaming norm SPECIFICATIONS POWER 2x 65W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. DAMSONAUDIO. Can’t be linked to other hi-fi kit T3 SAYS Bold design. wireless multi-room system HATE Fiddly Wi-Fi syncing. Spotify and Last. JAWBONE. with a massive dose of features for not much money SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Crisp. £160. light and good for 12 hours of poolside play. USB SIZE 450x148x240mm 05 SONOS PLAY:5 £321. detailed sound quality.COM. ethernet (Sonos proprietary streaming). line in SIZE 217x365x123mm POWER 2x 50W CONNECTIVITY Proprietary wireless streaming via 30-pin or USB dongle SIZE 290mm circumference AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. Bluetooth 3. SAMSUNG. Winner. Android/Apple docking. See more on page 118.FM support. £319 WITH. BOWERS-WILKINS. TESTED JUNE 2013 LOVE Superb. 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. AirPlay. 3. The A5 is the little black dress of speakers SPECIFICATIONS S POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. 3. 3.0. USB media playback and internet radio. too. punchy sound quality with built-in valve amplification. optical in. well-rounded look HATE Expensive. AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity. the Jongo S3 is a great introduction to multi-room audio SPECIFICATIONS E SPECIFICATIONS POWER 4x 2. TESTED MAY 2013 06 BOWERS & WILKINS A5 £454. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 DENON CEOL PICCOLO 07 7 PHILIPS AW9000 £320. PIONEER. ethernet. USB.UK. TESTED JANUARY 2012 09 9 SAMSUNG DA-E750 £499.CO.5mm out SIZE 300x180x120mm 02 £244 WITHOUT SPEAKERS. New app makes iTunes syncing easy HATE Bass wobbles at higher volumes T3 SAYS Elegant audio executed excellently. digital coaxial. BRAVEN. Wonderful ease of use and simple wireless setup. AirPlay. an iPod dock.5W + 10W CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. AirPlay SIZE 265x410mm RY NEW LOVE Good sound for the cost. ELIPSON.COM This 3D speaker pushes the bass to the fore. TESTED MARCH 2010 10 ELIPSON PLANET LW £1.COM.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .CO. effective and classy way to pump well-rounded audio into every room SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Superb sound. Ideal for rave dads on the Costa. auxiliary analogue. iOS/ Android dock. plus excellent audio quality HATE Not much of a looker T3 SAYS A no-nonsense slab of audio power. Wi-Fi. sleek design.UK. TESTED JANUARY 2012 08 PURE JONGO S3 £170.Home audio {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top portable speakers 1 JAWBONE JAMBOX 3 DAMSON OYSTER Small. ethernet.5mm in SIZE 300x210x350mm 03 PHILIPS FIDELIO SOUNDSPHERE £450. You can control it all using your smartphone HATE Go properly multi-room and the costs pile up T3 SAYS A simple.COM. 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.COM Drop-proof. Can be linked for an easy.COM. digital optical. Multi-room via iOS only T3 SAYS Looks. £150. 3. DENON. Decent battery life. brains and better-than-average sound. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Powerful and articulate 100W sound. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE AirPlay and DLNA streaming. JABRA. AirPlay. Bluetooth pairing is easy and reliable.5mm out SIZE 180x90x234mm POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi.5mm audio in SIZE 131x139x135mm NT 04 PIONEER X-SMC3 £138. while the wood veneer speakers look classy HATE DLNA set-up needs to be made simpler T3 SAYS Buxom chunks of wireless sonic bliss. CAMBRIDGEAUDIO.

2 Slightly better than the Touch on audio. URBANEARS. SONY.36m IMPEDANCE 85 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20. branding-free. 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. £80.UK.DK.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. PHILIPS. Android-powered PMP.UK. An anti-tangle cord adds further niceness HATE Luxury. larger 2.CO. properly punchy bass and a stylishly rugged. and is cheaper. £129.UK Another excellent. AIAIAI. but when the batteries run out the music dies SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Fetching.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.BEATSBYDRE.UK. FROM £249. doesn’t come particularly cheap HA T3 SAYS Super comfort and the highest audio quality lity justify the higher price tag.3m CO 04 4 BEATS BY DR DRE EXECUTIVE £269. APPLE. Play-Doh-like design. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Great audio. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 07 07 SENNHEISER CX 890I £119. SAMSUNG.5-inch touchscreen.COM. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 LOVE Looks better than the P5 below.2m C 02 2 PARROT ZIK DESIGN BY STARCK £280. A simple. 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. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 09 9 URBANEARS ZINKEN £80.2m AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.COM/UK 01 B&W P3 £169. though only 8GB storage. A muso’s delight SPECIFICATIONS L LOVE Outstanding audio with good noise isolation HATE HAT A E Bested by the cheaper P3s at #1. SENNHEISER.COM.UK.CO. The looks are self-consc self-consciously “premium” and consequently a bit naff Y The T P5 has a high-end look. Crisp sound. The sign of a true audio gent… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Good noise isolation and crisp.UK. Excellent on-ear touch controls HATE Battery life not brilliant. 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. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Sensitive speakers. SONY. as ever. PARROT. Swift. feel and price. TESTED JUNE 2012 0 08 8 B&W P5 £249.2m 03 3 PHILIPS FIDELIO L1 £200.000 Hz CORD LENGTH 1.000Hz IMP CORD LENGTH 1. full-bodied audio. it worked SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Lasso-style hangers keep buds securely in your ears.{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. bass-loaded audio SPECIFICATIONS IMPEDANCE Not quoted FREQUENCY RANGE Not quoted CORD LENGTH 1. Foldable design HAT A Noise cancelling requires AAA batteries HATE T3 SAYS Exceptional sound quality. 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. more compact and lighter.000Hz CORD LENGTH Wireless IMPEDANCE 32 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 17-23. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 06 6 URBANEARS PLATTAN £39. URBANEARS. TESTED JANUARY 2011 10 SONY XBA-S65 £79. TESTED NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Clear. Lightweight. transparent audio with meaty bass and nicely retro retr stylings.COM/UK New.CO.CO. BOWERS-WILKINS. Evidently. reliable Bluetooth pairing and active e noise-cancelling. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 LOVE Loud Lo but precise sound quality. Extremely Extrem effective noise cancelling. UK.CO. BOWERS-WILKINS. APPLE.COM. Great noise isolation from snug in-ear fit. apps and games oozes quality each time it’s redesigned. with punchy.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE NT RY J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 3 3 . ideal for pop and rock.1m IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20. 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.COM/UK 2 SONY WALKMAN 4 SAMSUNG GALAXY S NWZ-Z1060 WI-FI 4.COM.7m NEW IMPEDANCE 24 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 6-24.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. 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. £249. 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. A great hipster’s choice SPECIFICATIONS S IMPEDANCE 34 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20. slightly worse on everything else. Now only available as 16GB model.000 Hz CORD LENGTH Not quoted 05 05 AIAIAI TMA-1 £163. with T3 SAYS swanky sound quality to match SPECIFICATIONS SPECIF IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-25 000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.CO.2m IMPEDANCE 60 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20.

0 BATTERY LIFE 5-7 days SIZE 48x19x10mm WEIGHT 8g CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi.COM 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 FLIP COVER 4 GALAXY NOTE 2 MUGEN BATTERY & COVER Slimline bumper-and-flip job protects your S4’s bountiful. slick.0. JOBY. Bluetooth 4. MOBILEFUN. One year of TomTom’s Live services free.0. Ups your activity all-day. the Rider is good. MUGENPOWER BATTERIES. EPSON. PS3 and Xbox 360 SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH PERFORMANCE M MOUSE MX £50. but for more demanding photographers this provides top quality prints SPECIFICATIONS CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 4. USB 2. LOGITECH. five-inch screen. Easy Wi-Fi setup and simple printing from iPhones HATE Prints are more expensive than average T3 T SAYS It’s not cheap.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. TESTED JULY 2011 LOVE Great build quality. Pow! £73. Reliably stable HATE Lacks height T3 SAYS A solid yet flexible tripod for every imaginable surface.COM 01 GARMIN 3490LMT 3490LM £235.COM.3. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 07 LOVE Top-notch audio quality with Dolby 7. weatherproof build. 2x AA batteries 02 0 2 ASTRO GAMING A50 £249. Free traffic updates HATE With map updates gratis. 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 7.3 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 122x74x9mm LOVE Works with PC and Mac. NIKE. Comprehensive mapping HATE No Live services. £30. Mac. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Larger screen. sleek.COM. INCIPIO. £27.UK.3 inches CONNECTIVITY USB 2. this is small.COM. XP.UK. Rugged. Lightweight L enough to carry anywhere.COM. TESTED AUGUST 2012 06 LOVE Slim. Very comfortable. 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 4.760dpi SIZE 465x458x198mm WEIGHT 11. FITBIT. Mac OS X 10. noise-cancelling headset HATE The cost may cause a little anxiety. Crisp menus. 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. five-inch screen SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Well-thought-out. this grips and bends to suit your needs SPECIFICATIONS LOV LOVE Free iPhone app. relatively low-res screen T3 SAYS The best satnav for two wheels rather than T fo four.COM OTTERBOX DEFENDER Protection against drops and dust without too much excess bulk. with excellent sound quality across PC. $30.4kg 4 04 JOBY GORILLAPOD SLR-ZOOM JOB £42.UK Doubles the battery life. smartphone-like design. USB. 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. TESTED MARCH 2013 08 EPSON PX830FWD £348. 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. GARMIN.0 SIZE 130x101x53mm AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. Xbox 360 players s will have to wire it to their controller d T3 SAYS THE accessory for gamers.CO.COM/UK. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 09 NIKE+ FUELBAND £129. ethernet RESOLUTION Up to 5. 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. if a little primitive SPECIFICATIONS E SCREEN 5 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 143x88x19mm NEW SCREEN 4. Customisable. Simple-to-navigate maps and a responsive touchscreen.COM/PLUS.CO. LOGITECH.9 or later 03 03 FITBIT ONE £80. reliable and won’t steal your boiled sweets SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH K360 WIRELESS KEYBOARD SPECIFICATIONS £23. bike-specific features. TESTED MARCH 2011 10 0 TOMTOM RIDER £349.1 surround sound from a wireless. ASTROGAMING. there’s little to dislike here T3 SAYS The ultimate co-pilot.COM. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 SCREEN 4.CO.0 BATTERY LIFE 4 days SIZE 147-197mm circumference WEIGHT From 27g 05 TOMTOM GO LIVE 1005 £260 + £47 PER YEAR. TOMTOM. TOMTOM. Vista. OTTERBOX.COM.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 4 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 NT RY . Adds a kickstand. giving you motiv motivational Fuel to burn HATE Not as good as Fitbit. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Flexibility adds creative freedom.

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

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