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


clobber ’n’ tech for hip kids. hobby-horse bicycle. more features than you can shake a stick at. Is this the best Android yet? Our verdict is in… Review: Pure Jongo 104 All-seeing toddler monitors. build a Steam Box PC RATED 360 review: Samsung Galaxy S4 99 Obsession: tattooing This month’s gadget musts. courtesy of tech T3 investigates… Revisited 93 Zero Dark Thirty. games. by a robot tennis coach Bikes. hot headphones 20 Spiderwebs. Lincoln and more… Music The Child of Lov’s electro-stoner soul Apps. flying and doing whatever a spider can. Are Sonos and Cambridge Minx sweating yet? Group test: sports earphones 106 The best sunglasses money can buy Pulse Pulse: bike special You just got served. splashing the carnage up your walls Need list 18 Eat a killer fish. improved interfaces and access to more content than ever before… Group test: Bluetooth speakers 118 Robot mowers evolve. 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. websites & ebooks Updates on the biggest tech stories of the last two years. speeding MAMILs and middle-of-the-roaders Home 77 The first ultra-HD media players are here. 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. and this interplanetary cam will spot it Viewing recommended 28 Twin-tuners. good investment opportunities Spend: TomTom Multi-Sport 30 32 35 42 Free your music from headphone shackles with these pool-party essentials Review: Bowers & Wilkins Z2 120 Cyber-enhanced Porsche Cayman. hearts enscribed with “Mum”. in VERY vivid detail Life on Mars? 26 Soundtrack your workout session with these sweat-proof. 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 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 . retro-tinged Honda superbike Fitness tech meets GPS. stay-put fitness ’buds Supertest: smart TVs 109 No. 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. make it hotter with T3’s 50+ summer essentials.Contents July 2013 / Issue 217 Editor’s letter 11 OPINION Insight: Luke Lewis Silicon: Mark Prigg Truth: Duncan Bell Future: Peter Firth 51 52 53 53 TECH LIFE Gadget of the month: KitchenAid kit 67 RADAR Most Wanted: Microsoft IllumiRoom 15 The new Artisan small-appliance range mauls your wallet but lifts your kitchen How to… 68 69 Gaming breaks free of your screen. from Bitcoin to goal-line tech. 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. from waterproof cameras to barbecues to booze. from TomTom’s latest satnav to Samsung’s Galaxy Mega Hot. Random Access Memories Games 47 Wherever you’re heading on your holidays. But there might be on other planets. Check them out. faster processor. Plus the ultimate garden-party paraphernalia Drive 80 Silicon Valley’s high-tech houses: desirable areas.


Read our album preview.uk. T3 was also given up-front access to what could be the soundtrack to your summer – Daft Punk’s new album. Microsoft will have announced its all-new Xbox. 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. From Bitcoin’s rise and the growing threat of cyber warfare. editor Twitter: @lukepeters / Email: luke. to space tourism and goal-line technology. A true game changer. Finally. you’re likely to have noticed the Galaxy S4’s arrival. It’s a super-powered issue of T3. At the time of going to print. previewed on p15. Well. no sun lounger has been left unturned. digital advertising hoardings and global media outlets worldwide.peters@futurenet. It aims to take your living room to the next level. so we’ve quickly lotioned up. now it’s the turn of the big M… By the time you read this. We think you’ll be amazed at what you find there. We can’t be sure how long it’ll stick around. p124. P51 Mark has superhuman illustrating skills.com {CONTRIBUTORS} 1 LUKE LEWIS 2 MARK MITCHELL 3 LEON HURLEY The new editor of the zeitgeisty UK wing of Buzzfeed. This month he’s been using them as a force for good. Now. we’ve got the bike. it can’t have escaped your notice that Samsung has launched a new phone. Want more? We’ve got it. the sun has returned. T3 investigates the scientific discoveries that could turn you into a Man of Steel. Elsewhere. it’s launched a couple actually – check the Galaxy Mega on p19 – but strewn across billboards. inking the drawings for our guide to how tech can turn you into a superhero. Fully kitted out in biking Lycra it’s now time to learn how to become a superhero. To get a taster of what’s in store. You can read all about the launch (and much. Here he looks at how the meme became mainstream. check out Microsoft’s IllumiRoom concept. The next T3 is on sale June 20… J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 1 . point your browser at myfavouritemagazines. then download immediately. The fun begins on P87 Editor of Official PlayStation Magazine’s website. much more) in our tablet editions and online at T3. donned our shades and squeezed into our tiniest Speedos to set out in search of the best tech for your summer lovin’. 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. or flick to p83. Sony has already showed its hand by teasing the PS4’s new abilities. the threads and the tech for you. there’s a lot to catch up on. From the best poolside cameras (p56) and portable Bluetooth speakers (p118) to robo mowers (p77) and the finest garden tech (p78). so to speak. we’ve updated nine of our biggest T3 investigations of the past two years. rumours were that it would redefine what a games console should be. But do its new features and bigger screen live up to the unbelievable hype? Read our 360-degree review on p109 and then see how it fairs against its fellow Androids in the T3 Guide. in a fit of nostalgia and to prove just how bang on we were first time around.Editor’s letter July 2013 / Issue 217 Gameland is about to change. Random Access Memories.co. of course – should be on your music wish list. He goes hands-on with Sony’s newie The Last of Us on P46 To subscribe to T3. Enjoy! Luke Peters. Leon has been a pro video-game journalist for eight years – a veteran.com. In other news. The return of everyone’s favourite robots – aside from Johnny 5.com has previously won awards overseeing the digital arms of both NME and Q.

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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.

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

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

Sexy it ain’t. It comes in 4.1 helps with the Virtual Surround. £529. OUT MAY 1 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . while a 2W speaker provides a certain amount of sound. £250. OUT TBC {3} RAISING THE BAR Philips HTL5120 On a mission to improve your TV’s sound quality without adding any cable mess. there’s this wireless projector. HDMI and an SD card reader all feature. It can also play as part of a surround-sound speaker team. Dual 60W speakers pump out soundtracks with aplomb. even after you leave the car. 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. while Dolby Digital 5. while an integrated orientation sensor works to optimise sound performance depending on its position in the room. An Intel Core processor – precise model unconfirmed as yet – two USB slots.CO.COM. with its LED light serving up 700 big lumens of brightness and a 1280x800 image resolution.3-. all with a lifetime sub to TomTom’s real-time traffic service. full-HD. guys: this Windows 8 Pro Toshiba is the latest hybrid device offering a bit of both.UK. ASUS. £TBC.COM/UK. but the Z10t does feel reassuringly businesslike. Philips has loaded its Double Bass tech into this Bluetooth-connected soundbar. Are your Luddite colleagues not equipped to go wireless? The inclusion of a USB port and SD card slot means they can still get involved.or six-inch screen sizes. £TBC. TOMTOM. while a solidstate drive keeps moving parts to a minimum and the thickness to just 19. It collects files straight from your network-connected laptop. five. The wing-shaped profile has been engineered for either wall or table-top mounting. tablet or smartphone and turns them into 51-inch images. OUT NOW {4} TO PROJECT AND SERVE Asus B1M Projector How can you make your PowerPoint presentation more impressive? One answer is star wipes.6-inch touchscreen tablet from the splash-resistant keyboard dock and input switches from backlit keys to ten-finger multi-touch accordingly. A redesigned user interface offers quick search options – your live map is shown in the background – and clearer traffic information. PHILIPS. You can also send traffic info to your smartphone via Bluetooth – ensuring safe journeys.9mm. Rip the detachable. TOSHIBA.CO.UK. A three-month speed camera trial will help you avoid the need for Chris Huhnetype fraudulence. 11. but for even greater classiness.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.

£TBC.COM/UK. and a hotshoe means you can add an external flash. SAMSUNG.EU. 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.000. 4G.UK.CO.4-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and Wi-Fi for uploading your long-lens shots of Prince Harry cavorting directly to social networks. £130. 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. 1600x900 LCD screen and Dolby Home Theatre surround sound.3-incher.5-inch. it also includes tech borrowed from Sony’s high-end RX range. OUT NOW WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. seconds and days displayed as if you’re looking into an amphibian’s bulging eye. 1080x1440 resolution. Bluetooth 4. Also on-board: an eight-“mega”pixel camera. ACER. £TBC.0 and NFC. but it does offer a cheap musical fix. faders and two FX dials. £350. this is the first compact camera to feature a 30x optical zoom. or Note II’s 5. OUT JUNE {5} TIME IS FLUID Ressence Type 3 Forget regular watch faces.7GHz chip and 1. so you can now choose from a selection of 2. OUT T NOW {6} THEN THEY LIVED HAPPILY IN HI-DEF… Kobo Aura HD Kobo’s latest ereader comes with a built-in backlight.8-inch e-ink screen boasting a crisp. while a dedicated EV dial on the back lets you fiddle with exposure compensation like a pro. SONY. with hours. So you’ve learned something today. $35. It’s easy on the eye. overlaid with Samsung’s beloved TouchWiz. it’s a watch whose face is filled with fluid.5-inch display not big enough for you? Samsung’s latest “phablet” or “tablone” – the Galaxy Mega – has a 720p. putting it in direct competition with the Kindle Paperwhite. so it’s compatible with most existing PC and Mac DJ software.COM. take a closer look. including a 20.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 9 . with its 6. 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.COM. NUMARK. Kobo has been busily filling the shelves of its online bookstore. while a dualcore 1. OUT JUNE {9} VA-VA ZOOM Sony Cyber-shot HX50 Go on. but it does have mum-like multitasking powers. storing them in the 4GB provided. what you want is a liquid-filled dome. £140. and costs this much because that’s much harder to maintain than you ever dreamed. RESSENCE. Basically. 6. Not content with above-average eyesight.5 million e-tomes. integrated graphics and up to 16GB RAM it may not exactly challenge Deep Blue. KOBO.NEWS BLIP WINDOWS 8 UPDATE – CODENAMED BLUE – TO ARRIVE BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR Radar {7} HOME HUB Acer Aspire ZC-605 This all-in-one PC wants to become your family’s new multimedia hub.COM. with Windows 8 home screens for everyone. a 19. plus Android Jelly Bean OS. It also shoots 50fps full-HD video. or adding them via the miracle of microSD. EQ controls have been mysteriously abandoned. With Intel Pentium or Celeron processors. A thermostatic valve system allows for the addition and removal of liquid so the dome is always totally – but not overly – full.5GB of RAM should deliver splendid performance.

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


Designed by Oakley.COM Bubba Watson’s BW1 hovercraft Originally created for a viral marketing campaign. while sensors placed around the craft will warn you if you’re veering near obstructions such as buildings.675 Part of the recent surge in fitness tech. one-chap ’copter? Well. with club-space in the back. you fanciful devil. altitude. you may be in luck if this IndieGoGo-funded concept gets off the ground.975 A palm-sized robot that flies like a bird and hovers like an insect.000. Well.COM Hyundai E4U The battery-powered “egg car” concept is designed for urban driving. crowd-funded flying machine… EVER DREAMED OF OWNING YOUR own Jetsons-style. obviously… £TBC. RENAULT. we’d want to be able to get away faster than that. £TBC. The rest of the details are sketchy as the Netherlands-based design team iron out a few thornier details. HYUNDAI.COM 2 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. but we mainly like it because it reminds us of the micro-drones in Iain M Banks’ sci-fi Culture novels.COM. That we know. The headlights look like a … human iris.970 A tiny sticker loaded with Bluetooth technology. then track them via an app on your smartphone. $50. 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. Lost your phone too? There’s nothing we can do for you… 3 MisFit Shine Campaign goal: $100.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. Operation of functions such as cruise control via an iPad is also on the cards – what could go wrong with that? €200. powerlines or childrens’ soft heads. Operated by joysticks. 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. covered in green LED lights to this carbon fibre motor. it’ll do 50mph down the fairway. Stick it on your favourite tech. this is now being built on the reals. 2 StickNFind Campaign goal: $70. but it will make for a flash arrival in the Morrison’s car park.000 Amount raised: $931. NEOTERICHOVERCRAFT. 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. with a top speed of 18mph and room for one person – if we were driving a car that looked like this. AR gaming and security. calories burned and more.000.000 Amount raised: $1. GET TO ZE CHOPPER! Up. keys or child.000 Amount raised: $846.140. Apparently it’s designed for aerial photography. INDIEGOGO. It’s called the PSH-M1.C O M . etc – onto the windscreen. it’ll have a headsup display to paint relevant info – speed. up and away in our beautiful.


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


according to NASA. 2 6 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. up. as they’re technically not known. Now. TESS will analyse the atmospheres. “Are there other worlds where life might exist?” and point out the best places to look more closely in future. that could be by sparking a galactic war with the Thrargians of Betelgeuse IX. Of course. bulbous-of-head. Kepler 62 and Kepler 69.700 light years away respectively. senior MIT research scientist and principal investigator While the Kepler mission has recently reported two solar systems. It will contribute to answering the age-old question.200 and 2. NASA. all-sky transit survey”.000. TESS is the successor to Kepler. densities and geographies of these new orbs and try to work out where any life might be. At any rate. they’re 1. {SPEAK} George Ricker. or generously toothed. such as the James Webb Space Telescope. Ultimately. The TESS mission is cost-capped at $200m and work has already begun. It’s focused on locating the transiting planets orbiting nearby bright stars. If a probe could travel at ten per cent of the speed of light. be thanking or cursing them for that.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.GOV. overtly aggressive space bastards. scanning for Earth-like planets in order to “accelerate our chance of finding life within the next decade”. rns depending on whether said life turns head. Or it could be by identifying celestial bodies with atmospheric conditions that could support life. OUT 2017 SAY “CHEESE” ALIEN SPOTTING As well as general mapping and data gathering. Without the TESS discoveries. Minithrusters help the vessel do a mechanical double-take should a picture of a green. Boldly looking where no one has looked before. By comparison. As a result. An array of wide-field cameras will allow TESS to conduct the first “spaceborne. s-withwilling-to-share-their-hoverboards-withooledus types. the sensitive cameras stay within a stable temperature range that is “just right”.000. tooledrds.C O M . with habitable. but far enough away from the Earth’s harmful radiation belts. conceived at MIT and funded by NASA. by accidentally sighting the Thrargian King just as he settles down for a space-dump on his hyper-toilet. that would mean 500 years’ travel time. £200. “super-Earths” a particular focus. we’ll either hat. even if it’s just single-celled organisms. thus providing a set of excellent targets to study for evidence of molecules such as H20 and CO2 in their atmospheres. It will watch the stars. with potentially habitable planets. I believe we will be able to send a human being to another planet. close enough to allow high-speed data downlink rates. tentacled gentleman looking straight back up at us with a pair of binoculars appear on NASA’s screens. the over-arching goal of TESS is to find organic life on other planets. It aims to find exo-planets – those from solar systems outside of our own – from Earth-sized bodies to gas giants. Further investigation can then take place from ground-based jumbo-scopes. The boffins behind the project were able to devise a new “Goldilocks” orbit around the earth and the moon. a space-based curtain-twitcher that’s pinpointed more than 100 new worlds. the chances of discovering “aliens” within the next decade will be accelerated. known targets are 30x to 100x too faint for such studies. TESS’s mission is to seek out new life and new civilisations. as technology improves. out to be the passive. the closest star systems for which TESS will identify transiting planets should be less than 50 light years away.


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





000 users from other networks. less shipping fees.2. 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. Fancy buying one? The 55-inch model will cost you £8. 2 Balcombe Street.670.274 Calories 114.725. TWEETS AND POSTS about Microsoft’s latest innovation. Now: High contract costs and limited availability in the UK’s rural expanses mean EE has so far lured just 130.html Nokia vs HTC One Then: Nokia discovered that HTC’s flagship phone uses microphone components designed. to the back of your smartphone for a 100 per cent battery boost.614 Average burn 9.uk site THE T3 ENDOMONDO CHALLENGE Which OS has the fittest fans? 20. are now on sale in South Korea.UK WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. SEND MAIL. Tim Berners-Lee. created the world wide web.com Tweet @t3dotcom Facebook /T3mag Letters T3 Magazine. netting a not-sogood average review score of 2.331 kcal Team Apple Recruits 4. Android Army Recruits 12.5 billion! Rubbish! FACEBOOK HOME Our in-depth review is on p99.960 calories. First step to challenging the Facebook phone? CURVY TECH The world’s first curved OLED TVs. Now: Nokia has secured an injunction from the Amsterdam District Court. £52. How many Galaxy S4 phones would it take to crush a midget? @JAMESLOCKWOOD9 VIA TWITTER The social hub has been downloaded 500. 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. ahead of network competitors. 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 $9.295 Calories 46.cern. He then gave it to the world.223 entrants have burned 192.Email T3@futurenet. 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. for Nokia by STMicroelectronics.040.220 kcal BlackBerry Brigade Recruits 1. limpet-like. Microsoft is toying with the amazing IllumiRoom concept and previously released Kinect. not just in the Netherlands. POWERSKIN. {WINNING} What’s going up and down in the land of tech {FA I L I NG} WII U THE T3 WINDEX YOUR MAILS. a researcher at CERN.000 times from Google Play.752. debates and harsh lessons igniting the tech world this month THE BUZZ A simple.908 kcal WP Warriors Recruits 1. 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.509 Average burn 9.850. now home of the Large Hadron-Collider.048 Average burn 8. Now: CERN has made the first ever webpage available to the public – info. free of charge.ch/hypertext/ WWW/TheProject. Fingers crossed. made by LG. everyone… WHATSAPP WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? {INTERNET} {LEGA L} {MOBILE} CERN recreates first ever webpage Then: 20 years ago. NW1 6NW I N B OX Radar Online stories. however they are received.857 Average burn 10.778 kcal Symbian Squad Recruits 697 Calories 6. direct layout – reminds us of the new gov. @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.202 Calories 11.CO. it believes.932 Average burn 7.755 Calories 12. WIN THIS The Galaxy S4 lands… Awkward. 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. Are you 4G connected? Then: EE announced its first-in-the-UK 4G service last year.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 3 5 . and the results are in… T3 We’ve been nominated for Consumer Media Brand of the Year at the 2013 PPA awards. which prevents the mics being sold to HTC. with the tantalising promise of 20Mbps download speeds. London.238. effective worldwide. *Sighs*.950 kcal Nokia’s new Asha 210 phone features a dedicated WhatsApp button for instant messaging.528.


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




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

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

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

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

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

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



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

Even better. but a built-in flash means you can snap away after dark. then… 1 Remington MB4550 Control Touch The world’s first touchscreen beard trimmer – yup – has 175 length options. in no uncertain terms. nikon.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.co. gut-punching sound from four amps and Bluetooth for wireless playback mean this brings the party-funk to your yard. Pass us another G&T and fire up the barbie (p60). this elegant “sac de toilette” will keep your gels. £350. uk. T3-style.uk 5 Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale Lets you track your ballooning weight.2 Gloster Fusion Sling Four back positions make this ideal for chilling out in style. uk. it auto-shares your physical decline with online chums. fitbit. ensuring perfectly pearly whites for summer. colgate. £40.remingtoneurope.co. £100. steel blades reach to the borders of Want more Bluetooth its base for precision edging. No artificial fragrance or colour is used in its creation. and fat percentage as the season’s barbecues take their terrible toll. aspinal oflondon. so a few afternoons in the sun won’t ultimately leave you looking like a Cuprinol’d Ronnie Wood. speakers. gloster. helping you get your style just right for some summer lovin’ .com 3 Nikon 1 J1 This chic. £180.500. Ten-meg stills and 1080p video are superb for the price and size.com 2 Aspinal of London men’s hanging wash bag Water-resistant yet leathery.com 5 Robomow RS630 This will mow your lawn while you relax. The hardened Further sward-tending robo-slaves are on p77. will you? £1. dermalogica.uk 4 Damson Oyster A curvaceous body.699.com 3 Dermalogica After Sun Repair This repairs damage done by UV rays. then return to its base and charge itself. gardening.com grenade-shaped one? P118. simple.damsonaudio. BMI. compact system cam has no viewfinder. including a £2. £29.com « J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 5 9 . Smile! £165. unguents and scents safe during well-earned weekend escapes. robomow. £175.

folding chopping board that doubles as a colander. bodum. over on p106 1 Dyson AM02 Mini This may look just like Dyson’s much-loved tower fan but it stands only 87cm tall. except with cool. refreshing air rather than web browsing and time-passing apps.com reviewed.113.uk 4 Apple iMac The 2013 model drops the DVD drive to slim down to the same depth as an iPhone 5.com/uk 5 Inadays InaTrap Electronic Insect Killer The best-looking bug zapper around. at your table. £300. apple.co. From £3.900. veg. it doubles as an LED lamp. £10.co.uk 2 Gallotti & Radice Milano Finish options are natural ash. As well as keeping your deskspace free of midges. so you won’t be a hunchback by the time you retire. all served up. if blood spurts out and hits you in the face.099. It’s like the iPad Mini. fish. The 15mm glass top adds boardroom class to your spare room and could double as a ping pong table at a push. the Get your grub sorted other meats. Sporty in-earphones are £130. fcilondon. black or tobacco stain.com 2 Salter Heston Blumenthal precision meat thermometer Not sure if your meat’s ready? Pierce it with this silicon-gripped analyser. josephjoseph. non-slip.420. 20-inch from £1.com 6 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . basically. dyson. weber. Compared to a laptop it offers more screen and less microwaving of your scrotum. At last! £15. 27-inch from £1. $75. while a huge range of adjustments suit any body shape. viola: mains and dessert. amazon.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.499.com 3 Joseph Joseph Rinse and Chop Plus A space-saving. herman miller.uk 3 Herman Miller Aeron Executive The office classic’s mesh back keeps you cool in every sense. £2.co. exactingly. Our favourite feature? A sear station that ensures your meat looks as good as it tastes and vice versa.com 4 Bodum Bistro electric table grill One side does crêpes and bacon. Et indoors with the kitchen tech on p67. it’s not ready. £1. salterhousewares. this resembles a mushroom designed by Philippe Starck.

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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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
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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.



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

give you the ability to smash through doors and split solid rock. the beetle can carry a load 100 times its own weight. but the ability to break wind on demand does not qualify. You then need to get active.” Wolverine’s shaving nicks: more frequent but also quicker to heal. One early beneficiary was a US Marine wounded in Afghanistan. In normal adult cells. SUPERMAN Spidey-sense… tingling… Should have gone to loo… before starting job… charged pad. this trial could be up to ten years off. However. The next stage of this research.” HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THIS POWER? According to Wistar. creating surface tension. that means four of DARPA’s Spidey pads would easily affix a human to any surface. leaving him unable to move his leg without swinging it bodily forward. GHOST RIDER’S SPONTANEOUS FIREBREATHING We’re not talking circus-act fire spouting. called a Switchable ElectronicallyControlled Capillary Adhesion Device (SECAD). even if it was possible.” adds Steen. The matrix can also stimulate the body to grow and repair tissue. p21 prevents DNA damage. Even after ingesting a lamb phall. Made up of three layers and a nine-volt battery. “It’s the same principle as when you take two wet glasses from a dishwasher that are stuck like glue. the patient’s scar tissue must be removed.I. turning off the p21 gene in the area around the wound during healing. The electrical field created by the battery forces water through the three layers until droplets are squeezed out of the minute perforations. but instant fire balls. Swings and roundabouts… Those hoping for more spontaneous healing have been thwarted by the p21 gene. To do so they looked not to spiders. A DARPA-funded team at Cornell University is developing an electrically POTENTIAL PROBLEMS “At the moment. using a combination of electrostatic charges and minute sticky hairs that mimic the way a lizard crawls. “If we can further shrink this to one micron across then each pad could support a weight of 280lbs.” Steen assures us. in 2011. the pad’s top layer is filled with microscopic perforations. each hole in the SECAD is ten microns across. AMELIA VOGHT’S SUBLIMATION The ability to morph into a gas. then the matrix implanted surgically into healthy tissue to expose it to the bloodstream. we haven’t reached James Logan’s mutant ability to recover in seconds from any flesh wound. 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. “This would give the user the ability to administer a powerful explosive charge.” explains Professor Paul Steen. “The surface tension created when you pack millions of holes into a very small space is enough to create a huge electrical charge. which separates humans from amphibians able to grow limbs at will. theoretically. “Five years max. And sorry. despite the best efforts of Google and other search engines. HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THESE POWERS? “With unlimited funding. once again it’s DARPA’s tooled-up brainiacs that have come closest to giving humans Spidey-like climbing ability. THE SUPER POWERS WE’LL NEVER SEE SCIENCE WILL ALWAYS STRUGGLE WITH THIS LITTLE LOT FLASHBACK’S TEMPORAL DUPLICATION The ability to summon up past or future versions of yourself. The adhesion is so strong. An IED blew out most of his upper-left thigh. this is very difficult. anyway? INFINITY’S OMNISCIENCE The ability to know absolutely everything will remain out of reach.” By our calculations. laboratory mice bred without the p21 gene were able to regrow damaged tissue in their ears within weeks.” explains Steen. BUT WE WANT TO SURVIVE ANY SCRAPE IS IT POSSIBLE? Well. J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 8 9 . being carried out at The Wistar Institute. Philadelphia. Soon after matrix surgery he was able to take a full stride without exaggerating his movement. stock up on plasters. but to the Floridian leaf beetle. 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. WOLVERINE’S HEALING POWERS ADAMANTINE CLAWS ARE COOL. In order to work. the university’s biomolecular engineer. It uses microscopic pores in its feet to secrete a fluid that creates extreme surface tension. Till then. stopping cells becoming cancerous. Would you really want your ’80s self back. bonding to any surface. using just a standard 9V battery. SECAD pads that would allow you to climb a building could be perfected in two to three years. POTENTIAL PROBLEMS ADDITIONAL POWERS: SUPER STRENGTH Not content with the ultimate windowcleaner’s CV entry? The SECADs could also. would concentrate on a human subject. However. about the size of a red blood cell. and scientists are now using matrices taken from pigs to remodel replacement tissue in injured US servicemen.

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

equating to a 350m glide from the top of a 150m building. saw.” Now. by bending light waves around gles fooling even night-vision goggles without the use of cameras. however.” the University of Leicester is whether Batman would ever be able to survive the landing if he flew using just his Batcape. TORCHDIRECT. For Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight franchise. a research s scientist at Bayer Material S Science. according to Stephen Westgate. CEO eople Guy Cramer.Current flying-cape tech lets you fly like a real bat (that has just been shot dead in mid-flight) I. pioneered by Alu.NE. rigid wingspan and a glide ratio of 5:1. HIGH-TECH KIT TO MAKE YOU A LITTLE BIT SUPER: HOLY INEXPENSIVE ACCESSORIES. the very latest thing in wingsuit technology. Its built-in camera will capture the moment you take down the bad guys in 1080p at 60fps. £69.000 feet using the Gryphon they could glide for around 30 miles at an average speed of 60 miles an hour. correct us if we’re wrong. It uses an electrical charge. It e r reduced the cape’s night-vision profile but. There are alternatives. then. the Gryphon will be fitted with AR navigation and automatic guidance for a smooth landing.” laments Hutton. These man-made fabrics work by interrupting the flow of light so that waves are bent around objects.7 metre one with a glide ratio of 2. EO batteries. JTT. you’d need some hefty Bat armour to survive that. a new method. so night vision is essential. £32. “The make up of light waves means that only microscopic objects can be rendered invisible. However. JTT CHOBI CAM PRO 3 Evil lurks in the darkness. Professor Alu admits. but microscopic objects are generally n t they? quite hard to see anyway. uses an ultra-thin metallic metascreen to cancel out the waves as they are reflected off the cloaked object.UK HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THIS POWER? ER? “Large-scale invisibility is still l 35 re’s years away.COM HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THIS POWER? POTENTIAL PROBLEMS? P “At last. Based on calculations taken from the Dark Knight’s memory cloth cape. 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. a new type of fabric was invented which. The production team b borrowed a technique pioneered by the Ministry p o of Defence. “also made . “was a hybrid mix of parachute-grade nylon and velvet pile. BATMAN! BATMAN’S FLYING CAPE GLIDE INTO BATTLE – OR YOUR OFFICE. but there’s ific always the chance of a scientific breakthrough. bottle opener and handy comb.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 9 1 .” says Alu. £TBC. says that “the people ks that need to know that it works e have seen it” . TITANIUM UTILITY RING Put the bling into your vigilantism by wearing this ring made from titanium plates that folds out into a straight blade. the use of electroactive polymers is e t the closest thing we have to memory cloth. serrated blade. Hyperstealth ts Biotechnology Corp. we need to wait another 20 years.JP POTENTIAL PROBLEMS? The difficulty comes when you try to disguise larger objects. which makes it instantly stiffen so that Batman can glide from tall buildings. When completed. her invisibility rival. called electrostatic flocking. “The only reason we are able to see an object at all is because of the light rays bouncing off its surface. aren’t LED LENSER F1 FLASHLIGHT This lithium powered. material cape into a rigid flying suit. Ah. n a adds Westgate. it was calculated that the impact of hitting the ground would be similar to hitting a car travelling at 50mph. up to a distance of 1m. This thumb-sized camera can take 11-megapixel stills and record full 1080p video in the pitch black. pocket-sized torch will light up the bad guys to the tune of 400 lumens. so our eyes never see the returning light rays. we’re not quite there yet. VIDEOHEAD HELMETS. which compares favourably to the Caped Crusaders’s 4. lights or mirrors. member of the production design team.33:1. claims its e Quantum Stealth camouflage nvisible can already render a wearer invisible d them. called “mantle cloaking” . This bad boy gives the wearer a 2m. In real life. You’re a superhero without pockets? Good job it’s got a belt clip. physicist at the University of Texas. “Current techniques work best with objects of comparable size to the wavelengths they’re trying to hide from. scientists are trying to do something similar with “metamaterials” and “metascreens” .” she says. none more so than Bruce Wayne’s cape made of “memory cloth” . but do those people know they’ve seen it…? ? VIDEO HEAD HELMET CAM Protect your do-gooding dome with this crash hat. $110. COOLMATERIAL. For the last six years the Special Parachute and Logistics consortium have been developing the Gryphon. which lo looked great but was also light enough to be able to li c catch the air beneath it” . “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. it look really cool” “Currently.” says t P Peter Hutton.” says Professor Andrea Alu.CO. 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. If someone was to jump from 30. I can shop in Lidl without shame…” O of the questions One concerning researchers at “For electroactive polymer techniques that could turn a soft. However.


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

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

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

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




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

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

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


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


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

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

Smart TVs R A T E D

Tellies with talent

This year’s must-see TVs are smarter than ever, with catch-up telly, on-demand shows and apps given centre stage. But which is the smartest investment?
To find out we’ve gathered the five most promising panels for an audition. They range in size from 42 to 47 inches, and in price from a grand to two. We appraised the amount of web TV content available, the sharpness of the picture, the accuracy of the motion handling, the effectiveness of their 3D performance and their ability to sing a Jessie J track with conviction. The talent on offer this year has been incredibly high, but we believe we’ve found this year’s big TV star. Read on. «


Five screen stars, but only one can scoop the award for best picture…



SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1,399

PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1,000

SAMSUNG UE46F8000 £1,999


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£1,995, LOEWE.TV

{SPECIFICATION } SCREEN 46-inch 1920x1080 edge-lit LED LCD TUNER Freeview HD, DVB-S2 3D Active, no specs included WEB TV BBC iPlayer, Daily Motion, Vimeo, TuneIn Radio, Box Office 365, Cartoon Network AUDIO 40W CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI, WLAN, Ethernet, 2x USB, digital audio, VGA




The Saville Row suit of the telly world, designed for you…
The Loewe Connect ID is the world’s most customizable LED TV – the ID stands for Individual Design, don’t’cha know. Beautifully built, it comes with a choice of cabinet, wraparound and grille finishes that can be mixed and matched, from glossy black or white to silver, orange, green or beige. Loewe reckons no fewer than 4,320 different design options are possible. For an extra, bespoke touch you can add an integrated 500GB PVR, although this adds £300 to the price. Picture clarity is high, with rich colours and a pleasingly naturalistic look. Contrast is also good, with deep blacks. Motion resolution, however, is limited, which doesn’t make this telly a top choice for sports fans or action movie addicts. There’s active 3D shutter tech onboard and it does a fine job; very little ghosting on display here. No specs are included, so you’ll need to fork out an extra £90 for every viewer. The Connect ID’s audio performance is another highlight. Forward-facing stereo speakers are backed up with shouty amplification and excellent woofer support. There’s a Freeview HD tuner built-in, plus a satellite alternative which gets you all the

HEIGHT 674mm WIDTH 1064mm DEPTH 78mm WEIGHT 21.9kg


The Connect ID’s controller is as well designed as the set, with a metal look

There’s a comprehensive choice of Freeview HD or Freesat channels, with the option of adding a motorised satellite dish

{SMART TV} Freesat channels, albeit without the ease of either Loewe Media Freesat or Freeview’s simple Portal Scant on-demand and UI. Instead you get Connect catch-up available on this ID’s interface, a much set, with only BBC iPlayer, blander affair than you’d Daily Motion and Vimeo worthy of your attention. expect. There’s built-in Wi-Fi You can access streamed for on-demand content, but content from your PC and so far only a very limited USB downloads here, too choice – BBC iPlayer, Daily Motion, Vimeo and TuneIn, but no YouTube. On the plus side, multimedia file compatibility is excellent, with all key formats playable from both USB and across a network. With top image quality and audio chops the Connect ID doesn’t trade entirely on its looks, but more on-demand content is needed for this to warrant its high price tag.

Pick and mix the colours of your Loewe telly; there’s an estimated 4,320 colour combinations

LOVE High-end design. Audio is class-leading, with quality stereo speakers and generous amplification HATE Limited on-demand TV and no YouTube. Motion resolution not ideal for sports/action T3 SAYS Bespoke TV tailoring, but a choice of colours doesn’t excuse a lack of on-demand

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

and the set mashes Video Unlimited ships with four pairs of and Music Unlimited – glasses. so you’ll still need a set-top box. They’re single tuners. There’s loads to explore. Wi-Fi. The stereoscopic £9. Aside from the online content you also get the choice of a Freeview HD or satellite tuner. 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. The Sony’s circular base is sturdy. Viewster. Netflix. involving picture that’s great for action and sports. too. Crackle AUDIO 20W CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI.99 per month – Video Unlimited – films from images on offer have real 99p. Sony has refined its smartphone interaction. LoveFilm. 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.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.R A T E D Smart TVs SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. with motion resolution a particular strength.COM OR HEAD TO P130 . though 3 DESIGN {SMART TV} avid viewers of both action movies and sport. YouTube.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. Sony’s KDL-47W805A is distinctive. Jam-packed internet TV portal HATE Interface is a jumble of content. unlike Samsung and Panasonic’s sets. With great picture quality and a wealth of web TV this is a great TV. Sony has dramatically overhauled its user interface. Sony’s X-Reality Pro picture engine delivers crisp. DVB-S2 3D Passive. but it’s outsmarted by rivals. Single tuner makes a separate set-top box essential T3 SAYS Outstanding motion handling makes this a great telly for action junkies 1 1 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE TV REVIEWS GO TO T3. out goes dusty. Ethernet.CO. but it’s what’s happening on screen that’s the big change here. 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.399. component. it’s one of the most contentrich sets on test. SONY. 4x specs WEB TV BBC iPlayer. blockbusters £3. holding up one of the chunkier TVs on test LOVE Crisp.UK {SPECIFICATION } SCREEN 47-inch 1920x1080 LED LCD TUNER Freeview HD. DLAN. Sony Internet 3D is of the passive TV This new do-it-all hub persuasion. composite. One thing that hasn’t changed significantly from last year is picture quality: this Bravia still offers outstanding HD clarity. old XrossMediaBar and in comes a swish. There’s only one active tuner. clear images that make the set a winner for HEIGHT 639mm WIDTH 1083mm DEPTH 64mm WEIGHT 14. 3x USB. but any NFC-enabled smartphone can get in on the action. graphical menu tree. but it’s all a bit of a jumble.



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

Outstanding HD and 3D picture HATE Striking but impractical design T3 SAYS Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. though. SAMSUNG. Switch the Cinema Black mode on to prevent backlight intrusion when watching 21:9 ratio movies 3 DESIGN The crescent stand looks cool. With simplified graphical icons and a new S-Recommendation engine. Picture quality is equally terrific. Internet TV support is wide and includes big hitters like BBC iPlayer. tech. but takes up a lot of space in your lounge LOVE Smartphone apps. the F8000 packs a quadcore processor for faster browsing and better interactivity. ITV player. It uses active shutter from Netflix and Lovefilm. but we think you’ll make room for it. which suggests shows based on your monitored viewing preferences – think of it as Tivo without the Virgin Media subscription – Smart Portal 2. LoveFilm and Acetrax. 2x Freesat 3D Active. Lovefilm. with is also surprisingly clean and catch-up from BBC iPlayer and ITV and on-demand bright. The end result is a properly smart TV. with Dual View and Smart Mirroring. Acetrax. Wi-Fi. but its Smart Portal interface. ITV Player. so if you The new S-Recommend require more than the two feature picks out things it thinks you’ll like. DLAN.COM OR HEAD TO P122 . Beneath the hood.0 mean it’s easy to watch what you want. with all popular codecs playable from NAS and USB. Chores done. 3x USB. despite being tutored to comprehend conversational English. the F8000 has a crescent-shaped stand that takes up more than its fair share of space. YouTube.COM/UK TEST WINNER 2 {SPECIFICATION } SCREEN 46-inch 1920x1080 edge-lit LED LCD TUNER 2x Freeview HD. All the main IPTV providers The set’s 3D performance are on hand here. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. Ethernet. It links with smartphone apps. contrast rich HD. It may still struggle to understand what you’re asking it.0. Spotify AUDIO 40W CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. The design may cause some users a little consternation. The screen also boasts twin Freeview HD and Freesat HD tuners – take your pick. once you’ve invested time playing with settings – none of the presets make this screen sing.999.0 really impresses. Netflix.SAMSUNG UE46F8000 £1. Netflix. Extra content from web sources is treated kindly. 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. DailyMotion. you’re rewarded with sharp. is vastly improved. too included pairs of specs it will cost you dearly. and the TouchPad remote makes it easier than ever for you to find what you want to watch.0 watching 21:9 movies. 2x specs WEB TV BBC iPlayer. now in version 2. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch 1 1 6 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE TV REVIEWS GO TO T3. 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.

CO. Daily Motion. Wi-Fi. allowing them to function as remotes for all your AV kit. Vimeo 18W 47-inch. WLAN. Come 2014. Viewster. composite. 3x USB. Acetrax. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2.000 PHILIPS. Blinkbox.TV PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT65 £1. YouTube. LoveFilm. with a massive choice of catch-up from the main channels and ondemand extras too. there’s the Philips 42PFL6188S. optical digital 674x1064x78/21. composite video. DEMOPAD. Ethernet. RF and Bluetooth mastery. Ethernet. Ethernet. Via adaptor: Scart 953x562x32mm/12.Smart TVs R A T E D SPEC SHOT MAKE AND MODEL PRICE WEBSITE SCREEN LOEWE CONNECT ID 46 £1. {FINAL WORD} T3’S PREMIUM TV GUIDE… All of these TV sets have an above-average IQ and membership to MENSA. DLAN. Ethernet. catch-up TV and apps. Netflix. Viewster. DVB-S Passive. £28. Wi-Fi. DailyMotion. 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 audio. Wi-Fi. Spotify 40W 4x HDMI. LOGITECH. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. Sleek and minimalist.6kg Crisp. digital DLAN. DVB-S2 Active. Sport Acetrax.COM/UK 46-inch. USB. Samsung’s new eye-candy menu makes onscreen navigation much more intuitive. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. BBC News. confusing picture options 46-inch. Netflix. component.COM The HTC One and Galaxy S4 both arrived with builtin infra-red. Ambilight trickery Overly processed hi-def image. Netflix. Wi-Fi. allowing you to record one channel to a USB hard drive and watch another. 6 2 4 Twin tuners means you can record one channel to an external USB drive while watching another. 2x Freesat Passive. TuneIn Radio. 4x specs BBC iPlayer.CO. digital audio. DailyMotion. involving picture that’s especially good for action and sports. Picture quality is great and the design is eye-catching. Ethernet. For non-IR smartphones there’s still the option of controlling your TV via WiFi using the set’s branded remote app. Vimeo. 3x USB. Add an optional IP2IR blaster (£100) and you can control other AV kit too. but a choice of colours doesn’t excuse a lack of on-demand 47-inch.5kg Edge-to edge glass makes for an attractive look.UK PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1. but only one of them can be top of the class. but it needs more on-demand and catch-up content to compete with other sets. 3x USB. DLNA. 1920x1080 LED LCD 2x Freeview HD. but again a dirth of on-demand content and apps leaves it bottom of this bright class. Our favourites are Panasonic and Sony. 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. no specs included BBC iPlayer. component. ITV player. Expect new apps to follow soon.995 LOEWE. Jam-packed internet TV portal Interface is a bit of a mess. Limited catch-up TV selection 639x1083x64/14. but more we just need more content… action junkies online content is needed Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. Lost for something to watch? Samsung’s S-Recommendation engine learns your Samsung offering buyers a hardware upgrade path. with quality stereo speakers and generous amplification Limited on-demand – no YouTube! Motion resolution not ideal for sports/action Bespoke TV tailoring. which is getting a letter sent home to its mother entitled “must do better” . It’s a built-in PVR.699 PANASONIC. YouTube. YouTube. Bluetooth.999 SAMSUNG. iConcerts 24W 42-inch. {FOCUS} Universal remotes HARMONY ULTIMATE DEMOPAD DEMOCONTROL IR-TOUTING PHONES DEDICATED REMOTE APPS Sits in a networkconnected dock. Cartoon Network 40W 4x HDMI. Audio is class-leading. you can. DVB-S2 Passive.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. £230. Lovefilm.UK SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. Looks highly stylish Lacklustre blacks limit cinematic appeal. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD.399 SONY. Great! Now makes this a great telly for Ambilight glow. 3x USB. Basic EPG. 4x HDMI. With a re-organised content portal that picks out shows it thinks you’ll enjoy and dual tuners. YouTube. 2x Freesat Active.9kg High-end design. Finally. Acetrax. Box Office 365. 7 5 3 The most developed content portal out there. The chance to customise the colour of the set is attractive.COM SAMSUNG UE46F8000 £1. Feed it a good Blu-ray and the results are cinematic. its shown real innovation and potential. component 599x1033x35mm/14kg Smartphone apps. Crackle 20W 4x HDMI. this 46-inch screen looks every bit the future-proof television. viewing habits and suggests shows. Good audio and reasonable price tag. if you want to upgrade to the brand’s latest multi-core processor. 2x specs BBC iPlayer. J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 1 7 . It’s a close call for second and third place. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch RATING {REASONS} Why Samsung’s UE46F8000 is our top telly… 1 Offers astonishingly sharp HD imagery.COM Control Wi-Fi-connected devices via this iPad app. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. SD 627x1067x35/15kg Customisable smart TV interface. Twin tuners lets it work as a PVR. DLAN. and offers swipe and tap touchscreen control as well as IR. The class award for best dressed goes to the Loewe Connect ID. This year that television is the Samsung UE46F8000. 1920x1080 LED LCD 2x Freeview HD.

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

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

COM FOR THE EXTENDED REVIEW HEAD TO T3. What’s that? You insist? Okay. It’s ready for the open road.0 QUOTED BATTERY LIFE Up to 6 hours SIZE/WEIGHT 130x101x53mm/353g The 4. More importantly. bike-specific features. the Rider is good. There’s no Bluetooth. if you roll that way. Two fullrange drivers provide clear mids and highs. 480x272 resolution. B&W has added a Lightning connector for hooking up your iPhone 5 – there’s no iPad compatibility. LOVE Simple operation. BOWERS-WILKINS. Bluetooth 4. orangery or saloon could do a lot worse than this noisy. {SPECIFICATIONS} POWER 2 x 20W CONNECTIVITY Lightning connector. ethernet. there is a 3. 3.5mm line-in tucked around the back. A time-saving power up/down function turns the Rider on when you twist the ignition.0. while the same patented B&W Flowport tech that you find boosting the bass in the Zeppelin Air adds depth. Tasteful aesthetics and compact footprint HATE No Bluetooth or iPad docking T3 SAYS AirPlay nuts will love the simplicity of the B&W Z2. this satnav is tougher than an old-skool courier.Reviews R A T E D BOWERS & WILKINS Z2 £330.CO. relatively low-res screen T3 SAYS The best satnav for two wheels rather than four. but you do get a free. an added Lightning connector and. little upstart. Map services from TomTom are reliably accurate. so if you don’t have an iOS device you’re not invited to the party.5mm jack SIZE/WEIGHT 180x320x100mm/2. mind. there are no Live services for realtime traffic updates. G Wi-Fi. a reasonable price tag. waterproof to one metre. The Z2’s connectivity might be a little idiosyncratic. Bluetooth connectivity sends turn-by-turn instructions to your headset or helmet intercom and you can make and receive calls too. bedroom. at least Built for bikers. weatherproof build. it’s got impressive lungs for such a compact speaker. 480x272 STORAGE 4GB CONNECTIVITY USB 2. Bike-specific features include the option of taking routes with more corners so you can really “get your knee down” . Generally you’ll want to stream your iDevice over the very reliable AirPlay connection. all told. for whatever reason.6kg Steering away from the wireless-only route of many competitors.UK TOMTOM RIDER £349. borrowed from the Zeppelin Air. LOVE Well thought-out. but its audio quality is very hard to quibble over. with a baseball cap-like peak to keep sunlight reflections off the screen.COM WORDS DAN SUNG AND DAVID JONES J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 0 . AirPlay. with simple-to-use AirPlay streaming. you can use it wearing gloves. Battery life is six hours. or you can hook it up to your bike for constant power.3-inch touchscreen has a serviceable. updated map every year. but your attendance will be frowned upon. with a simplified interface keeping buttonpressing to a minimum – anything beyond basic commands is a tad awkward. It’s a nifty little device. {SPECIFICATIONS} SCREEN 4. at least by B&W’s standards. Android rockers do get a line in. such as the Jawbone Jambox and the Bluetooth speakers reviewed on p118. Excellent bass. if a little primitive FOR THE EXTENDED REVIEW HEAD TO T3. Volume is also plentiful – with a total of 40W on offer. Comprehensive mapping HATE No Live services.COM This designer speaker dock is a diminutive relative of the Zeppelin Air.3-inch. 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. TOMTOM. Rugged.


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APPLE. TESTED JULY 2013 07 APPLE IPHONE 5 FROM £529. microSD PROCESSOR 1. Fluid performance. A fantastic. SHOP. Very solid build.COM. 1920x1080 CAMERA 4-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB or 64GB PROCESSOR 1.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. with front-facing speakers HATE Average battery life. NOKIA.COM. Cheaper than the One X+ (below left) SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. but no longer the best Android money can buy RY LOVE Bigger screen.COM/UK.NET Announce “Minikit” at any time to wake this slinky-looking. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB 02 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 £600.7-inch. 32GB or 64GB NT 03 3 SONY XPERIA Z S £500. Slightly plasticky build T3 SAYS S A mighty phone that’s powerful. Power aplenty Fine selection s HATE It I really is fairly big. Great audio. 32GB storage.BT. longer-lasing brother is the power user’s HTC phone SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slick. LO of innovative features.COM.5-inch screen. innovative camera.7-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. SAMSUNG. bold and big screen. it’s also less fully featured SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS NEW E PROCESSOR 1. full-HD display. amazing screen and strong battery. Just 8GB or 16GB.COM Two mics and Noise Blackout technology make for clear phone calls. voiceactivated hands-free kit. HTC. microSD 5 05 HTC ONE X+ £470. L Immaculate display. even if the Z10 is more competent than exciting SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. Bright. great feel.8-inch 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB or 32GB + microSD PROCESSOR 1. 4. No expandable memory T3 SAYS A thing of beauty with brains to match. Excellent performance all round HATE It’ll be too big for some. TESTED APRIL 2013 08 8 GOOGLE NEXUS 4 FROM £279.7-inch.7-inch. Very handy Nokia Maps app. Lacks features of other OSs T3 SAYS The best iPhone to date and iOS is still slicker than Android. TESTED AUGUST 2012 9 09 BLACKBERRY Z10 £480.COM.BLACKBERRY. £20. New camera tricks HATE Plasticky design.5-inch.COM/UK. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Smashing.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. Features more gimmicky than essential T3 SAYS Samsung’s best smartphone yet.COM/UK 2 BT EASY BLUETOOTH CALL KIT 4 JABRA CRUISER 2 Very basic. 1136x640 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. colourful. 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. £70. Fiddly waterproof connectors T3 SAYS Stunning and waterproof.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4. Reasonable price HATE Bulky body. SONYMOBILE. Overall lack of apps. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB PROCESSOR A6 SCREEN 4-inch. TESTED JUNE 2012 LOVE Chic metallic design. Great styling.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. 1280x768 CAMERA 8. Average battery life T3 SAYS Bigger and brighter. HTC. Better front-facing camera for video. but you’ll still need to charge every day T3 SAYS The HTC One X’s smarter. Speedy and slick HATE Big screen might make it too bulky for some users T3 SAYS Stunning design.9GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch.7-inch screen is tasty indeed.COM/UK. TESTED JANUARY 2013 0 10 NOKIA LUMIA 920 £529.COM.2-inch. HTC. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 8GB or 16GB 04 SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 FROM £393. feature-packed an and very desirable SPECIFICATIONS LO LOVE BlackBerry Hub and improved BlackBerry World. UK. The 4. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Bright. customisable OS. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 64GB PROCESSOR 1. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOV Fast.COM/UK.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 24 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .7-inch. iOS 6 very smooth HATE Battery life could be better. Sony’s best smartphone yet and a top Android SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Nice ’n’ low price. quadcore processor ensures smooth operation LOVE and gaming. PARROT.4GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. 4G capability – if you’re on an EE contract. However. Excellent touchscreen keyboard. Massive 64GB storage. Comparatively cheap a HATE Bigger battery. Cool gesture features. Wireless Charging. Android Jelly Bean HATE Incredibly dull design. It’s the new Android champion SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Really strong. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. Superior camera.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch. Not different enough to really appeal T3 SAYS BB10 is a move in the right direction. SUPERTOOTH. TESTED JUNE 2013 06 6 HTC ONE X £379.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.COM/UK. SAMSUNG. the Nokia Lumia 920 is easily the best Windows Phone handset to date SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. but eight hours’ talk time and a budget price tag add appeal. £45. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LO LOVE Spectacular high-resolution display.GOOGLE. thoughtful design.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. Bright screen E HATE Average camera. Long battery life. PLAY.COM 01 HTC ONE £520. JABRA. £55.

plasticky build. GOOGLE. Limited app selection T3 SAYS The best Kindle yet. Keyboard dock. though SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4. Features like Google Now add excitement HATE Limited. 32GB. backlit screen. APPLE. microSD AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. 4G LTE version available HATE Pricey. GEMINIDEVICES.0. 1080x800 STORAGE 8GB or 16GB OS Android 4.COM A top quality e-ink screen with added touch control. Jelly Bean OS is L excellent.7GHz quadcore O SCREEN 10.9-inch. Tasty trophy gadget. there’s no reason to buy this over a Prime. Wi-Fi only T3 SAYS In terms of bang for your buck. 2048x1536 STORAGE 16GB.UK 2 4 KOBO EREADER TOUCH BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK GLOWLIGHT Great. Average screen H T3 SAYS Sibling of the Prime. £109.7-inch.COM. UK. Thin.ASUS. No Google Play store T3 SAYS A great tablet for media consumption.COM/UK. Book store rivals Amazon’s.2GHz A8 single core SCREEN 9. now backlit for late-night edification. Solid build e H HATE Lack of dedicated tablet apps. shining gem in the manure pile that is the budget. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE The pocket-friendly. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB. APPLE. 7.COM/UK.1 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 7. Plenty of storage plus a microSD slot. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Very sharp 8.2 PROCESSOR 1. FROM £109. lighter Kindle with an improved screen is a nailed-on bargain.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 8. carousel-style interface with Lovefilm and Amazon content HATE No 3G option.0 PROCESSOR 1. 32GB or 64GB 5 05 AMAZON KINDLE HD 8.9-inch screen with ultra-slim bezel looks fantastic and works great. TESTED JUNE 2013 10 GEMINI JOYTAB 9. TESTED JANUARY 2013 06 0 6 AMAZON KINDLE FIRE HD £159. a premium build and great screen.1 PROCESSOR 1.2GHz dualcore SCREEN 7-inch.ASUS.COM. super-HD display. New A6X processor bolsters speed. £80. microSD 04 APPLE IPAD 2 FROM £329. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB. Easy to use.4GHz dualcore SCREEN 9.7-inch. as upgrades go. faster and sharper.1-inch. microSD OS iOS 5 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 9. GOOGLE. Google Play access HATE Single core processor T3 SAYS A rare.COM. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 GOOGLE NEXUS 10 G £319.9 FROM £229.3 PROCESSOR 1. £69. power and graphical oomph. light and now even cheaper. now a little bit better – make sure you get enough storage for that Retina-ready gear… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Outstanding.UK.2GHz quadcore SCREEN 7-inch. 32GB or 64GB OS Android 4.1 Jelly Bean PROCESSOR 1.CO. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2011 09 9 t LOVE Decent battery.CO.COM/UK. less sexy OS Android 4. WHSMITH. full-sized tablet market SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4. Reduced battery life T3 SAYS Beautiful full-HD screen aside.CO. BARNESANDNOBLE. No USB charging. 1280x800 STORAGE 32GB. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1.0. Great screen HATE Processor can struggle. 64GB or 128GB OS Android 4. the Nexus 7 is by far the best Android tab on the market SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Sharp full-HD screen.0. but not quite as portable as its seven-inch sibling SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Matches the iPad 2’s screen resolution.9-inch. 1280x1200 STORAGE 32GB/64GB. 2560x1600 STORAGE16GB or 32GB S 03 3 GOOGLE NEXUS 7 FROM £159. Smooth operation.UK. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Fantastic price with keyboard dock included HATE Flimsy keyboard. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Retina Display looks stunning.7 £139. this takes the world’s best tablet and proves that smaller is even better SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Amazon’s simplified Android is extremely user-friendly. TESTED JANUARY 2013 08 A ASUS TRANSFORMER INFINITY £599.9-inch screen.UK 01 1 APPLE IPAD MINI FROM £269.CO.1-inch. Plenty of content on offer. AMAZON. New iPad is better T3 SAYS Slimmer and cheaper than the new iPad.6GHz quadcore SCREEN 10. with plenty of power. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB. Heavy on storage HATE More expensive than the equivalent iPad.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 5 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . plus access to one million free ebooks and libraries.CO. 1280x800 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB 02 2 APPLE IPAD (4TH GEN) FROM £399. No 3G option yet T3 T SAYS Like the Nexus 7 this gives power on the cheap. and it’s e excellent value to boot SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6. Screen resolution is not the best T3 SAYS Slim and stunningly designed. with iOS 5 and apps galore HATE Rear camera is poor. non-expandable storage.7-inch. UK.3GHz quadcore SCREEN 10.COM/NEXUS.1-inch. b lack of tablet-specific apps makes it less desirable but SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6. 128GB and 4G LTE models now available HATE Pretty minor.Tablets {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top four ebook readers 1 AMAZON KINDLE PAPERWHITE 3 AMAZON KINDLE The best ereader screen around. Battery life could be better T3 SAYS Full-sized version.0 PROCESSOR 1. this is still a mighty alluring tablet in its own right SPECIFICATIONS ASUS TRANSFORMER PAD TF300T SP SPECIFICATIONS £428. AMAZON. APPLE. More affordable. Optimised apps are lacking.COM/NEXUS. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb VFM. AMAZON.UK The cheaper. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1. AMAZON. 1920x1200 STORAGE 16GB/32GB OS Android 4.


TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Wide. Tiltable AMOLED touchscreen. The most advanced compact around SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Semi-transparent mirror means faster shooting and focusing. No touchscreen T3 SAYS Easy to use for beginners. A point and shoot with class SPECIFICATIONS SENSOR 21. A champion travel zoom SPECIFICATIONS SPEC SENSOR 18-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18x55mm SCREEN 3-inch WEIGHT 570g M MEGAPIXELS 18. Video Snapshot recording mode HATE Jerky autofocus that’s audible on video T3 SAYS With excellent results across stills and video.COM 01 CANON EOS 650D £567. Entry is free.UK.UK.COM Choose a category – nature. professional photography course worth £3. Manual controls aplenty.CO. with good low-light performance and smooth 1080p video. SHOOTTHEFACE. 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. plus plenty on offer for pros. It costs $10 to enter a photo. SONY. CANON.CO. Solid build. for obvious reasons. the 600D remains an excellent choice SPECIFICATIONS L LOVE Broad zoom range. plus $300 towards your next bit of camera gubbins. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Fast autofocus. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 CANON EOS 7D £1. Exceptionally good video recording HATE Reduced quality at high ISOs T T3 SAYS Consistent performance across stills and video. Sony’s not-a-DSLR is a fine camera vi SPECIFICATIONS S MEGAPIXELS 12. compact package – a winner SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Dashing metal build and larger-than-average sensor that comes into its own in low lighting. PANASONIC.1-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 2.UK. SAMSUNG. Smaller sensor than rivals.COM/UK. people. The overall winner receives a full-time. TESTED JULY 2011 09 SONY CYBER-SHOT HX20V £233. A wealth of compatible lenses HATE No handgrip.213. viewfinder. manual aperture ring HATE High ISO performance could be better. SAMSUNG.7-inch WEIGHT 506g (body only) 03 SAMSUNG NX300 £600. LSPAWARDS.7 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-90mm ZOOM 3. Built-in Wi-Fi HATE No viewfinder or built-in flash T3 SAYS Cutting-edge camera features in an attractive. CANON.1 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 25-500mm ZOOM 24x VIDEO 1080 at 50fps WEIGHT 221g 05 FUJIFILM FINEPIX F660 EXR £92. 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.UK.{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. easy-to-use set of features HATE Price will put off less serious snappers T3 SAYS A workhorse of a DSLR. 15x zoom. Cheap as chips HATE No touchscreen. 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.UK. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb still image quality. Pricey for a point and shoot T3 SAYS Hefty feature set and rock-solid build plus con consistently sharp results.CO.4 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-80mm ZOOM 4x VIDEO 1080 at 48fps WEIGHT 286g 04 CANON EOS 600D £449. touchscreen control SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Brilliant 1080p video and sharp 18-megapixel shots. CANON.6-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 3. patterns. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE DSLR-quality photos. but you need to be over 18. Superb shots.CO. TESTED JANUARY 2013 10 CANON EOS M £500. Lightweight yet solid build. with a solid.CO.CO. animal kingdom – and get stuck in.CO. Sharp shots achievable at maximum zo zoom. Smartphone-style controls HATE Need to dial down exposure in bright sunlight T3 SAYS Near pro-quality shots without the bulk of a DSLR. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 07 SONY ALPHA SLT-A37 £320.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 7 .COM/UK. FUJIFILM.8x VIDEO 1080p at 50fps WEIGHT 298g SENSOR 16. Decent stills. CANON.UK. so choose carefully.UK.31-inch AMOLED touchscreen WEIGHT 284g MEGAPIXELS 12.CO.UK. so shop around T3 SAYS An impressive DSLR with great image quality and swift. excellent pictures. Versatile mode dial and features galore HATE HA Minor issues with stills. TESTED JUNE 2013 08 8 SAMSUNG EX2F £300.295. Pro-quality manual controls. 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.

9GHz/8GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 8. or one for undemanding users ma SPECIFICATIONS SPE SCREEN 13. APPLE. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. HP. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 08 ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A £700.3-inch.UK.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs 03 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 13-INCH £1.COM/UK. Ultra-fast SSD storage HATE Expensive T3 SAYS Amazing screen and a sky-high price tag SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible price tag. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Amazing screen.5hrs AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. Gorilla Glass screen.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Classic Air design. aluminium looks. 1440x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1.5hrs SCREEN 13-inch. No longer the thinnest laptop T3 SAYS Same great design with even more remarkable performance.3-inch. 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. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 ACER ASPIRE S3 £475. Top screen HATE Middling battery life. Screen could be better T3 SAYS The smartest ultrabook. Good VFM HATE Weighty.3-inch. AVAST.6-inch. APPLE. TESTED APRIL 2012 07 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 11-INCH £929. ACER. although admittedly not outstanding HATE Relatively poor battery life T3 SAYS Attractive and powerful.COM No real-time protection.5GHz/8GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs S SCREEN 11. good-VFM option that also has a touch of style SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13. 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. Top performer thanks to powerful processor and graphics card.8GHz Core i7 processor and 256GB solid state drive.Computers {FOCUS} Free security for your Mac or PC 1 3 FOR PCS FIREWALL AVAST! 8 ZONEALARM FREE The interface has been improved.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs SCREEN 13. Great battery life. 1. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1.6-inch.3-inch.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 6hrs 02 ASUS ZENBOOK UX31 £800.3-inch. UK.ASUS. 1920x1080 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 2.CO.COM. DELL.COM/UK.CO. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Elegant design conceals a throbbing.COM Won’t unduly drain resources but does provide protection from phishing. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM 1. Quick boot-up to boot HATE Slimline build means no optical drive T3 SAYS The king of the ultrabooks to date combines plenty of power with spunky aesthetics SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Same slimline. 100GB of cloud storage p H HATE Chrome OS lacks support. Chunkier than other ultrabooks T3 SAYS High-end processing power at a low price. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Best laptop screen around. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1.UK.ORG 01 DELL XPS 15 £695.CO. ZONEALARM.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7.449.3-inch. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Attractive and sturdy all-metal design.249.1GHz/8GB STORAGE 1TB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 8hrs SCREEN 13.3-inch. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1.4GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs 04 APPLE MACBOOK PRO WITH RETINA DISPLAY 13-INCH £1. 2560x1600 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 2.COM/UK. TESTED MARCH 2013 10 DELL XPS 13 FROM £999. Excellent build quality. Requires web connection T3 SAYS Incredible cheapness makes this a good second machine. Apple has improved its winning formula SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slimline design matches the Zenbook UX31 at #2.1GHz dualcore/2GB STORAGE 320GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 3hrs 05 HP SPECTRE XT £685. Comfy keyboard HATE Fewer connections than our #1. Beats Audio. making repelling viruses more pleasing. APPLE. but added peace of mind. 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. MALWAREBYTES. DELL. this Zenbook is a very solid. SOPHOS. ACER. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1.ASUS.COM/UK. UK. TESTED MARCH 2013 09 ACER C7 CHROMEBOOK £199. now with next-gen power. 256GB SSD for the same price as many 128GB ultrabooks.CO.UK.UK. Windows-based MacBook alternative from Dell SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13.CO. Solid spec.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs SCREEN 11. the XPS 15 T3 SAYS With its slinky aluminium case.COM. Seriously thin and portable. Reasonably priced HATE Tricky touchpad. even if style and battery life suffer a bit as a result SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 15.UK 2 FOR MACS SOPHOS ANTIVIRUS 4 ANTI-MALWARE MALWAREBYTES Runs in the background for low-key protection. this is another credible. Decent screen and acceptable processor.

199. Battery life only fair T3 SAYS The best. About 97 in gadget years T3 SAYS A slick and powerful games and media machine SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible specs for under a grand. GAMEINFORMER. 2x HDMI. 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. fluid gameplay HATE Expensive… but worth it T3 SAYS Bone-crushing specs for serious PC gamers SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR Core i5 4. 960x544 OLED touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. Bigger. Also has the T3 Awardwinning Kinect to play with and great XBLA budget gaming hub HATE No Blu-ray drive. DVI. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Genuinely revolutionary platform.COM/UK.CO. ethernet LOVE Cheap. Great for exclusives. ethernet. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 LOVE Quality five-inch OLED touchscreen and quadcore power. and cheaper than ever SPECIFICATIONS STORAGE 512MB SSD BLU-RAY/DVD No/No CONNECTIVITY 2x USB.COM.UK. Dual analogue controls.CO. 1136x640 touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. EDGE-ONLINE.COM 2 4 ATOMIX SWIPE Clever iOS-focused read pools content from 52 sites. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 ALIENWARE M17X R3 SPECIFICATIONS £1. No AC adaptor T3 SAYS Big screens and range of games impresses. but needs games SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Beautifully designed and newly colourful. Boosted battery life HATE Looks cheap. 854x480 BATTERY 3-5 hours SCREEN 4-inch. Affordable.CO. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 10 NINTENDO WII £129. Good games.1. Tactile. NINTENDO. Full-HD graphics at last for Mario and co HATE Needs more games desperately. 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. ALIENWARE. G Wi-Fi AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. TESTED NOVEMBER 2011 06 VANQUISH ECLIPSE 670 MKII £999.UK.CO. including a 4.COM US retailer GameSpot’s monthly is the biggest games mag in the world. AV out 03 3 NINTENDO WII U PREMIUM FROM £249. Well-considered interactivity nowadays. 4x USB. CHILLBLAST. SD. Heft makes it cumbersome.88-inch 800x240 3D/4. HDMI. It’s not cheap. SWIPE-MAG. PCSPECIALIST.99.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 9 . XBOX. FREE. AV out PROCESSOR Core i5 4. NFC BATTERY 5 hours SCREEN 4. G Wi-Fi. ethernet.49.PLAYSTATION. Oh. ATOMIXMAG. 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. APPLE.CO.UK. and you supp can play pl games on it. 5x USB. but for those with a 3DS there’s little incentive to upgrade SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 5-inch. ideally exclusive ones T T3 SAYS Nintendo’s again reinvented the way we play.8GHz GRAPHICS 2x Nvidia GTX 680 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/2TB HDD and 240GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 10x USB. DVI.COM. No HD graphics. 2x USB. A few really classic titles HATE No Blu-ray or even DVD. useful GamePad. too. FREE.UK. 40 hrs (audio) 04 PLAYSTATION VITA FROM £217.CO. TESTED MARCH 2012 09 NINTENDO 3DS XL £165.0 BATTERY 8hrs (video). UK. Bluetooth 4. USB.COM This Mexican mag is beautifully designed. 3. A5 processor and iOS 6 HATE Pricey.2-inch. bolder Retina Display. 3x HDMI. 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. Curved design is very ergonomic. £2.5mm audio BATTERY 4 hours 05 CHILLBLAST FUSION FIRESTORM £1. 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. Blu-ray reader STORAGE 320GB BLU-RAY/DVD Yes/Yes CONNECTIVITY HDMI.6GHz i5. VGA.COM 01 MICROSOFT XBOX 360 25 250GB £190. UK. though needs new issues.PLAYSTATION.UK. VGA. Too many overly simple party games. eSATA.CO.{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”. though P PROCESSOR Core i7 2GHz GRAPHICS Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M RAM/STORAGE 4GB/256GB CONNECTIVITY 4x USB. Bluetooth 2. About level pegging with PS3 for classic titles. 4 HDMI. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE Xbox Live remains #1 for online gaming.415.UK. too. most powerful handheld yet. fun and truly innovative. NINTENDO. NFC GAMEPAD Touchcreen 6. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 0 08 8 APPLE IPOD TOUCH FROM £249. ethernet 02 2 SONY PS3 SUPER SLIM £229.18-inch 320x240 touch CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi.8GHz and Nvidia GTX 680 graphics deliver fast. eSata. NINTENDO. TESTED JUNE 2012 LO A Blu-ray player.6GHz GRAPHICS 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX670 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/1TB HDD and 120GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 8x USB.UK. £2. PS4’s new best-pal? HATE Pricey games and memory cards. N Wi-Fi. media server that’s 3D-ready and LOVE supports the rather nifty Move controller (£24). TESTED NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Powerful i5 processor overclocked to 4. Outgunned by the Wii U T3 SAYS This underpowered cutesie is still a hit for family-friendly gaming.

High-quality audio system. Ambilight trickery HATE Overly processed HD. DLNA content sharing HATE 3D crosstalk.0. Bluetooth 3. Bright. VGA. Via adaptor: Scart 05 SAMSUNG UE46ES8000 NT £1. 3x USB.COM/UK. Wi-Fi. 2x USB.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . Ethernet.CO. DLAN.399. Superb file support. S 3x USB. A proper Wi-Fi media hub. Wi-Fi. scart. USB. 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. divorcee. PC. PC. £19. sharp edges and pathos.519.COM. . 3x USB. scart.699. OUT NOW 2 3 VEEP S1 LOUIE S1 The new Curb Your Enthusiasm. TESTED JULY 2013 06 SONY BRAVIA KDL-55HX853 £1. Wi-Fi. PC. Entertaining net portal. Wi-Fi 3 NT 04 PANASONIC VIERA TX-P50VT50 0 £1. component. component. Slimline and stylish design p HATE Picture processing artefacts and visible crosstalk H T3 T SAYS Attractive. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Fi. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI. SAMSUNG. digital audio out. Bluetooth. Sophisticated design. digital audio. TESTED JULY 2012 10 LG 47LM660 £1. Seven pairs of 3D glasses included HATE Over-stressed black levels. Jam-packed internet TV portal HATE Jumbled interface. so what better time to get all but the last half-dozen episodes on Blu-ray? Or maybe wait. TESTED JULY 2013 07 PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT50 £1. Series 2 hits Sky Atlantic this month… £22.COM/UK.UK. composite. WLAN. Outstanding motion resolution. composite video.CO.CO. Reliable multimedia streaming.999. DLAN. Excellent Smart TV content and app store. feature-packed slimline set. optical digital audio SCREEN 47-inch.UK. too SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Content-rich internet portal and excellent multimedia playback. but more online content is needed SPECIFICATIONS S E SPECIFICATIONS S SCREEN 42-inch. T G Great! Now we just need more content… RY LOVE Excellent HD and 3D visuals.900. Blacks are a little crushed T3 SAYS A thoroughbred performer. SAMSUNG. PANASONIC. Wi-Fi. component SCREEN 55-inch. Via adaptors: scart/component t RY NEW LOVE Edge-to edge glass makes for an attractive look. FROM £14 PER SERIES. 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. PANASONIC. Fi Ethernet. stand-up comic – ie: him in real life – is a very funny mix of awkwardness. scart. SONY. LG. optical digital audio NT 03 SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. OUT JUNE 3 01 SAMSUNG UE46F8000 S £1. SONY.UK. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI. Single tuner T3 SAYS Outstanding motion handling makes this a g great telly for action junkies RY LOVE Bold design. involving picture that’s especially good for action and sports.COM/UK. Price also somewhat cumbersome T3 SAYS An astounding plasma telly with a feature set and picture quality worth shouting about SCREEN 50-inch. Wi-Fi. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Outstanding HD image quality. component SCREEN 55-inch. but im image quality could be improved SPECIFICATIONS SP SCREEN 46-inch. 3x USB. beautiful build. LG. 3x USB.000. SC Wi-Fi. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Twin tuners lets it work as a PVR.UK. component. TESTED AUGUST 2012 ction LOVE Crisp. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. PANASONIC. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Smartphone apps. 3x USB. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. anytime RY LOVE Pristine high-def images. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. SD slot. 3x USB. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 09 PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1.002. Well stocked and laid out web portal. DLNA. sharp 3D HATE Voice and gesture control are nice but inessential y T3 SAYS A beautifully made smart telly capable of really excellent pictures. Attractive looks HATE 3D specs not included. Louis CK’s The Thick of It.Televisions {CONTENT} Catch-up TV on Blu-ray 1 BREAKING BAD S1-5 This drugs epic is almost at an end. Strong 3D. Wi-Fi.CO. TESTED JULY 2013 08 LG 55LM960V £1. component. component. ethernet AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. PC.COM/UK.392. component.CO. OUT JUNE 3 meta-comedy about a middle-aged. digital audio. in the USA: essential. 3x USB. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Wi-Fi. Looks highly stylish HATE Lacklustre blacks. Basic EPG T3 SAYS Fantastic design and an Ambilight glow.650. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Crisp picture quality courtesy of powerful image processing. SD DL SCREEN 47-inch. SD. Ethernet.UK. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Customisable smart TV interface. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch. Limited catch-up TV selection T3 SAYS On-demand TV organised the way you want it. scart. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2.390. Excellent networked features HATE Bulky design. optical digital audio NT 02 PANASONIC VIERA TX-47DT65 £1. offering superior HD and 3D image quality and strong smart features SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS SP NEW E SC SCREEN 47-inch.0 mean immediate content is abound HATE The design is striking but also a little impractical T3 SAYS Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. PHILIPS. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI.

COM. Eight HDMI inputs. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Five satellite speakers. optical out. audio. 4K-ready. TESTED MAY 2013 LOVE Built-in modem.1 CONNECTIONS 2x HDMI. 5x composite. Interface not completely intuitive. 130W-per-channel oomph. 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 . SONY. 3D Blu-ray player with great performance. composite.1 system with stunningly pure sound quality. especially if you’re not bothered about Wi-Fi connectivity SPECIFICATIONS CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. no matter what it’s playing.5TB storage. Excellent image quality and ease of use.ONKYO. 3D. EPSON. a sub and net-connected. despite slight lack of black detail. Virtual surround effect could be better T3 SAYS An excellent soundbar with added streaming skills. £2. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 L LOVE 4K upscaling means amazing HD visuals at an affordable pr Built in Wi-Fi leads to a stack of web content price. 2x USB. HATE Full internet browser is nice. ethernet. SONOS. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 07 YOUVIEW HUMAX DTR-T1000 £239. Wi-Fi via dongle CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. Tivo’s intelligent programming. 5x analogue audio.000W CHANNELS 5. line out. 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. high-end 2. 2x USB. TESTED JANUARY 2013 06 6 FOCAL BIRD £800. optical digital audio out. composite. ethernet SIZE 430x193x42mm CONNECTIONS HDMI. 2x HDMI.COM. LG. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 LOVE Bombastic. BENQ.CO. VIRGINMEDIA.CO.CO.UK. FOCAL. on-demand aplenty and great apps SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Powerful stereo sound that’s crisp. future-proof B Blu-ray deck at a reasonable price SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Neatly designed. composite.250. 4x digital audio. at an affordable price SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Exemplary hi-def pictures in 2D and 3D. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE Unbeatable content. Worth the entry fee… SPECIFICATIONS TYPE Satellite HD CHANNELS 65 TUNERS 2 STORAGE 2TB/350hrs HD recording POWER 2x 35W + 80W CHANNELS 2. audio out. PANASONIC. Recommends shows you might like HATE Expensive.UK. SD SIZE 430x179x38mm 05 VIRGIN MEDIA TIVO £199.CO.COM. UK. but awkward to navigate HA T3 S SAYS A feature-packed. Massive 1.{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. TESTED APRIL 2013 09 PANASONIC DMP-BDT220 £191. plus 500GB for on-demand. Delivers a real boost to TV sonics HATE Pricey.UK 01 SKY+ HD 2TB £149. Can upscale images to 4K resolution HATE No AirPlay. SKY.CO. All the big UK channels on board HATE No integrated Wi-Fi.COM. HDMI. unlike some rival receivers T3 SAYS A polished multichannel AV receiver with all the modern trimmings.UK 2 SONY VPL-HW50ES Motion resolution is best in class for stunning action sequences. Wi-Fi. wireless Kleer connectivity 02 SONY BDV-N590 £399. ethernet SIZE 430x188x41mm 04 ONKYO TX-NR515 £249.UK 4 EPSON EH-TW8100 Another high-end classic with splendid 2D and 3D picture and quiet operation. EPSON. YOUVIEW.UK Bargain projector that punches above its weight in 2D and 3D.UK. Now includes BBC iPlayer and 4oD HATE Subscription cost is high T3 SAYS Still the best PVR choice with a slick interface. ethernet TYPE Freeview HD HD CHANNELS 5 TUNERS 2 STORAGE 500GB/125hrs HD recording 03 SONY BDP-S790 £199. Occasional buffering and box glitches T3 SAYS State-of-the-art hardware.1 CONNECTIONS Analogue. ethernet. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 08 LG BP420 £100.000:1 contrast ratio doesn’t hurt.600. 2x USB.CO. SONY. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 0 10 SONOS PLAYBAR £599. 80W subwoofer and a high-end finish HATE No surround sound. 2TB hard disk. Pricey T3 SAYS Making this much content available without a subscription is a winning deal SPECIFICATIONS POWER 1. optical.CO. Slick interface. 2x USB. a huge content library and three tuners SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Simple design looks stylish parked under your telly. optical audio in SIZE 85x900x140mm AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. coaxial digital audio out.1 cinema system and Blu-ray deck for £400? That’s a bargain in anyone’s book… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Retrospective EPG mixes catch-up and live telly. £870. at a groovy price HATE Satellites are a touch on the small side T3 SAYS A full 5. digital. SONY. and “a bit” pricey T3 SAYS A good-looking. Slick operating system and a comprehensive set of connections HATE Limited web content.COM/UK. The 100. £3. A decent all-rounder SPECIFICATIONS TYPE Cable HD CHANNELS 36 TUNERS 3 STORAGE 1TB/250hrs HD recording CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. Noisy running. 2D and 3D picture quality T3 places this Blu-ray deck amongst the top decks SPECIFICATIONS POWER 130W per channel CONNECTIONS 8x HDMI. £939.COM.COM. USB.

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

but when the batteries run out the music dies SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Fetching.DK.5-inch touchscreen. SENNHEISER.{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.COM/UK New.COM/UK 01 B&W P3 £169. BOWERS-WILKINS.CO. reliable Bluetooth pairing and active e noise-cancelling.UK Another excellent. Evidently. ideal for pop and rock. APPLE. TESTED JANUARY 2011 10 SONY XBA-S65 £79. bass-loaded audio SPECIFICATIONS IMPEDANCE Not quoted FREQUENCY RANGE Not quoted CORD LENGTH 1.COM.UK. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 07 07 SENNHEISER CX 890I £119. UK. SONY. Extremely Extrem effective noise cancelling. transparent audio with meaty bass and nicely retro retr stylings.000Hz IMP CORD LENGTH 1. 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.2m 03 3 PHILIPS FIDELIO L1 £200. £249. with T3 SAYS swanky sound quality to match SPECIFICATIONS SPECIF IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-25 000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. branding-free. larger 2. A simple. and is cheaper. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Great audio. though only 8GB storage.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. AIAIAI.000 Hz CORD LENGTH Not quoted 05 05 AIAIAI TMA-1 £163.BEATSBYDRE. URBANEARS.3m CO 04 4 BEATS BY DR DRE EXECUTIVE £269. SAMSUNG. A great hipster’s choice SPECIFICATIONS S IMPEDANCE 34 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20. FROM £249. The looks are self-consc self-consciously “premium” and consequently a bit naff Y The T P5 has a high-end look. apps and games oozes quality each time it’s redesigned. more compact and lighter. £80. A muso’s delight SPECIFICATIONS L LOVE Outstanding audio with good noise isolation HATE HAT A E Bested by the cheaper P3s at #1.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. 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. APPLE.CO. slightly worse on everything else. PARROT. full-bodied audio. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 LOVE Looks better than the P5 below.UK.7m NEW IMPEDANCE 24 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 6-24. as ever. with punchy. properly punchy bass and a stylishly rugged.2 Slightly better than the Touch on audio.1m IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20. 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. Excellent on-ear touch controls HATE Battery life not brilliant. The sign of a true audio gent… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Good noise isolation and crisp.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE NT RY J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 3 3 . SONY.CO.CO. URBANEARS. Crisp sound. feel and price.36m IMPEDANCE 85 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20. Play-Doh-like design. TESTED JUNE 2012 0 08 8 B&W P5 £249. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 06 6 URBANEARS PLATTAN £39.CO. An anti-tangle cord adds further niceness HATE Luxury. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 09 9 URBANEARS ZINKEN £80.COM/UK 2 SONY WALKMAN 4 SAMSUNG GALAXY S NWZ-Z1060 WI-FI 4. BOWERS-WILKINS. even at higher volumes HATE No remote control T3 SAYS Sporty headphones with high quality sound – exercise just became more enjoyable SPECIFICATIONS E IMPEDANCE 32+/-15% Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20. it worked SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Lasso-style hangers keep buds securely in your ears. Now only available as 16GB model. PHILIPS. Well-rounded sound with plenty of bass and the ability to block out most noise HATE Plasticky ear cups can cause clamminess T3 SAYS Striking design in a wide spectrum of colours. Lightweight.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.2m IMPEDANCE 60 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20.UK.COM.000Hz CORD LENGTH Wireless IMPEDANCE 32 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 17-23. Swift. Great noise isolation from snug in-ear fit. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 LOVE Loud Lo but precise sound quality.UK. £129.COM.COM. doesn’t come particularly cheap HA T3 SAYS Super comfort and the highest audio quality lity justify the higher price tag. Foldable design HAT A Noise cancelling requires AAA batteries HATE T3 SAYS Exceptional sound quality. 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. 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. Android-powered PMP.2m AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.UK.2m C 02 2 PARROT ZIK DESIGN BY STARCK £280.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.000 Hz CORD LENGTH 1. TESTED NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Clear.CO.

five-inch screen. smartphone-like design.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 4 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 NT RY . TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 09 NIKE+ FUELBAND £129. Customisable. Bluetooth 4. Ups your activity all-day.COM. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Larger screen.9 or later 03 03 FITBIT ONE £80. ASTROGAMING. relatively low-res screen T3 SAYS The best satnav for two wheels rather than T fo four. TESTED MARCH 2011 10 0 TOMTOM RIDER £349. reliable and won’t steal your boiled sweets SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH K360 WIRELESS KEYBOARD SPECIFICATIONS £23.4kg 4 04 JOBY GORILLAPOD SLR-ZOOM JOB £42. JOBY.3.COM. XP. MOBILEFUN.CO.COM/UK.0 BATTERY LIFE 4 days SIZE 147-197mm circumference WEIGHT From 27g 05 TOMTOM GO LIVE 1005 £260 + £47 PER YEAR. the Rider is good. Pow! £73. OTTERBOX. slick.UK.COM 01 GARMIN 3490LMT 3490LM £235.COM/PLUS.COM 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 FLIP COVER 4 GALAXY NOTE 2 MUGEN BATTERY & COVER Slimline bumper-and-flip job protects your S4’s bountiful. TOMTOM. 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.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. Vista. INCIPIO. GARMIN.UK. giving you motiv motivational Fuel to burn HATE Not as good as Fitbit. clearly T3 SAYS Growing app support gives the Fitbit the edge over its equally sporty competitors SPECIFICATIONS LOVE High-quality prints from six colour ink cartridges. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 SCREEN 4. with excellent sound quality across PC.760dpi SIZE 465x458x198mm WEIGHT 11. five-inch screen SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Well-thought-out. 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. TESTED MARCH 2013 08 EPSON PX830FWD £348. Very comfortable. £27.CO.UK Doubles the battery life. Easy Wi-Fi setup and simple printing from iPhones HATE Prints are more expensive than average T3 T SAYS It’s not cheap. ethernet RESOLUTION Up to 5. Accurate mapping HATE Live subscription adds to the cost after year one T3 SAYS Mapping and IQ is more accurate than ever and everything looks stunning on the big.COM.COM.0 BATTERY LIFE 5-7 days SIZE 48x19x10mm WEIGHT 8g CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. bike-specific features. LOGITECH. EPSON. Mac OS X 10. there’s little to dislike here T3 SAYS The ultimate co-pilot. £30. noise-cancelling headset HATE The cost may cause a little anxiety. Rugged.CO.COM. TOMTOM.0. USB 2. if a little primitive SPECIFICATIONS E SCREEN 5 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 143x88x19mm NEW SCREEN 4. TESTED JULY 2011 LOVE Great build quality. 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. 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. Reliably stable HATE Lacks height T3 SAYS A solid yet flexible tripod for every imaginable surface. Comprehensive mapping HATE No Live services. weatherproof build.1 surround sound from a wireless. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 07 LOVE Top-notch audio quality with Dolby 7.COM OTTERBOX DEFENDER Protection against drops and dust without too much excess bulk. Free traffic updates HATE With map updates gratis. this is small. MUGENPOWER BATTERIES. PS3 and Xbox 360 SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH PERFORMANCE M MOUSE MX £50.3 inches CONNECTIVITY USB 2. sleek. NIKE. Crisp menus. but for more demanding photographers this provides top quality prints SPECIFICATIONS CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 4. Mac. FITBIT. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Flexibility adds creative freedom.0 SIZE 130x101x53mm AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.COM. Xbox 360 players s will have to wire it to their controller d T3 SAYS THE accessory for gamers.0. One year of TomTom’s Live services free. 2x AA batteries 02 0 2 ASTRO GAMING A50 £249. this grips and bends to suit your needs SPECIFICATIONS LOV LOVE Free iPhone app. $30.3 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 122x74x9mm LOVE Works with PC and Mac. LOGITECH. USB. Adds a kickstand. Simple-to-navigate maps and a responsive touchscreen. Lightweight L enough to carry anywhere. TESTED AUGUST 2012 06 LOVE Slim.

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



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

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