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


Random Access Memories Games 47 Wherever you’re heading on your holidays. hobby-horse bicycle. 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. courtesy of tech T3 investigates… Revisited 93 Zero Dark Thirty. retro-tinged Honda superbike Fitness tech meets GPS. in VERY vivid detail Life on Mars? 26 Soundtrack your workout session with these sweat-proof. 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. Are Sonos and Cambridge Minx sweating yet? Group test: sports earphones 106 The best sunglasses money can buy Pulse Pulse: bike special You just got served. Scorchio! Become a Superman 87 From zombie apocalypse in The Last of Us to retro revival in Donkey Kong Films 48 48 49 Remove that mild-mannered alter ego and start leaping buildings. speeding MAMILs and middle-of-the-roaders Home 77 The first ultra-HD media players are here. hearts enscribed with “Mum”. flying and doing whatever a spider can. good investment opportunities Spend: TomTom Multi-Sport 30 32 35 42 Free your music from headphone shackles with these pool-party essentials Review: Bowers & Wilkins Z2 120 Cyber-enhanced Porsche Cayman. from Bitcoin to goal-line tech. make it hotter with T3’s 50+ summer essentials. faster processor. clobber ’n’ tech for hip kids. But there might be on other planets. Plus the ultimate garden-party paraphernalia Drive 80 Silicon Valley’s high-tech houses: desirable areas. websites & ebooks Updates on the biggest tech stories of the last two years. Is this the best Android yet? Our verdict is in… Review: Pure Jongo 104 All-seeing toddler monitors. improved interfaces and access to more content than ever before… Group test: Bluetooth speakers 118 Robot mowers evolve. splashing the carnage up your walls Need list 18 Eat a killer fish. by a robot tennis coach Bikes. stay-put fitness ’buds Supertest: smart TVs 109 No. 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. 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. more features than you can shake a stick at. from TomTom’s latest satnav to Samsung’s Galaxy Mega Hot. Check them out. from waterproof cameras to barbecues to booze. games. and this interplanetary cam will spot it Viewing recommended 28 Twin-tuners.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. Lincoln and more… Music The Child of Lov’s electro-stoner soul Apps. 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 . build a Steam Box PC RATED 360 review: Samsung Galaxy S4 99 Obsession: tattooing This month’s gadget musts. hot headphones 20 Spiderwebs.


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

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

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

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

£TBC. all with a lifetime sub to TomTom’s real-time traffic service. five.CO. TOMTOM. Rip the detachable. It can also play as part of a surround-sound speaker team. guys: this Windows 8 Pro Toshiba is the latest hybrid device offering a bit of both. ASUS. An Intel Core processor – precise model unconfirmed as yet – two USB slots. with its LED light serving up 700 big lumens of brightness and a 1280x800 image resolution.1 helps with the Virtual Surround. You can also send traffic info to your smartphone via Bluetooth – ensuring safe journeys. 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. It collects files straight from your network-connected laptop. £250.CO. Philips has loaded its Double Bass tech into this Bluetooth-connected soundbar. OUT JUNE {1} DRIVE TIME CLASSIC TomTom Go 2013 Those preferring a dedicated satnav over roadside fumbles with Google Maps will surely lap up the refreshed TomTom Go 2013 range.UK. PHILIPS. It comes in 4. OUT NOW {4} TO PROJECT AND SERVE Asus B1M Projector How can you make your PowerPoint presentation more impressive? One answer is star wipes.or six-inch screen sizes. Sexy it ain’t.6-inch touchscreen tablet from the splash-resistant keyboard dock and input switches from backlit keys to ten-finger multi-touch accordingly. OUT MAY 1 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .3-. while a solidstate drive keeps moving parts to a minimum and the thickness to just 19. A redesigned user interface offers quick search options – your live map is shown in the background – and clearer traffic information. but for even greater classiness.UK. £TBC.9mm. A three-month speed camera trial will help you avoid the need for Chris Huhnetype fraudulence. while a 2W speaker provides a certain amount of sound. HDMI and an SD card reader all feature. full-HD. while an integrated orientation sensor works to optimise sound performance depending on its position in the room.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. The wing-shaped profile has been engineered for either wall or table-top mounting. 11. even after you leave the car. Dual 60W speakers pump out soundtracks with aplomb.COM. TOSHIBA. £529. tablet or smartphone and turns them into 51-inch images. 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. while Dolby Digital 5. but the Z10t does feel reassuringly businesslike.COM/UK.

Also on-board: an eight-“mega”pixel camera.3-incher. SONY. You can connect directly to speakers and also via USB and MIDI. so you can forget headlining the Ministry with this.COM/UK. ACER. £TBC. a 19. £130. with hours. it’s a watch whose face is filled with fluid. with its 6. $35. NUMARK. what you want is a liquid-filled dome. or adding them via the miracle of microSD. faders and two FX dials. KOBO. take a closer look. but it does offer a cheap musical fix. It’s easy on the eye.4-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and Wi-Fi for uploading your long-lens shots of Prince Harry cavorting directly to social networks.COM. it also includes tech borrowed from Sony’s high-end RX range. while a dedicated EV dial on the back lets you fiddle with exposure compensation like a pro.UK. So you’ve learned something today. OUT NOW WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. including a 20.CO.COM. £TBC.NEWS BLIP WINDOWS 8 UPDATE – CODENAMED BLUE – TO ARRIVE BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR Radar {7} HOME HUB Acer Aspire ZC-605 This all-in-one PC wants to become your family’s new multimedia hub. so it’s compatible with most existing PC and Mac DJ software. OUT JUNE {9} VA-VA ZOOM Sony Cyber-shot HX50 Go on.5-inch display not big enough for you? Samsung’s latest “phablet” or “tablone” – the Galaxy Mega – has a 720p. Kobo has been busily filling the shelves of its online bookstore.8-inch e-ink screen boasting a crisp. 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. integrated graphics and up to 16GB RAM it may not exactly challenge Deep Blue. 6. plus Android Jelly Bean OS.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 9 . Basically. OUT NOW {10} ABSOLUTELY PHABLETULOUS Samsung Galaxy Mega What? The Galaxy S4’s five-inch screen. and costs this much because that’s much harder to maintain than you ever dreamed. but it does have mum-like multitasking powers. or Note II’s 5. A thermostatic valve system allows for the addition and removal of liquid so the dome is always totally – but not overly – full. while a dualcore 1. 1600x900 LCD screen and Dolby Home Theatre surround sound. 4G.000. Bluetooth 4.7GHz chip and 1.5 million e-tomes. £140. this is the first compact camera to feature a 30x optical zoom.5GB of RAM should deliver splendid performance.EU.5-inch. With Intel Pentium or Celeron processors. 1080x1440 resolution. putting it in direct competition with the Kindle Paperwhite.0 and NFC. and a hotshoe means you can add an external flash. storing them in the 4GB provided. so you can mix Black Sabbath into Chrvches using just a laptop and the very smallest of trestle tables. overlaid with Samsung’s beloved TouchWiz. RESSENCE. so you can now choose from a selection of 2. EQ controls have been mysteriously abandoned. Not content with above-average eyesight. OUT T NOW {6} THEN THEY LIVED HAPPILY IN HI-DEF… Kobo Aura HD Kobo’s latest ereader comes with a built-in backlight. £350. seconds and days displayed as if you’re looking into an amphibian’s bulging eye. SAMSUNG.COM. with Windows 8 home screens for everyone. It also shoots 50fps full-HD video. OUT JUNE {5} TIME IS FLUID Ressence Type 3 Forget regular watch faces.

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


but it will make for a flash arrival in the Morrison’s car park. one-chap ’copter? Well. 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. NEOTERICHOVERCRAFT. powerlines or childrens’ soft heads. Apparently it’s designed for aerial photography. 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.000. It’s called the PSH-M1. 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. crowd-funded flying machine… EVER DREAMED OF OWNING YOUR own Jetsons-style. covered in green LED lights to this carbon fibre motor. INDIEGOGO.COM. while sensors placed around the craft will warn you if you’re veering near obstructions such as buildings. £TBC. Stick it on your favourite tech.140. Designed by Oakley. Operated by joysticks. up and away in our beautiful. The rest of the details are sketchy as the Netherlands-based design team iron out a few thornier details. this is now being built on the reals. keys or child. we’d want to be able to get away faster than that. you fanciful devil. it’ll do 50mph down the fairway. but we mainly like it because it reminds us of the micro-drones in Iain M Banks’ sci-fi Culture novels. with a top speed of 18mph and room for one person – if we were driving a car that looked like this.000 Amount raised: $931.000 Amount raised: $846. etc – onto the windscreen. it’ll have a headsup display to paint relevant info – speed.COM 2 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3.COM Bubba Watson’s BW1 hovercraft Originally created for a viral marketing campaign.C O M .000. That we know. Lost your phone too? There’s nothing we can do for you… 3 MisFit Shine Campaign goal: $100. altitude.000 Amount raised: $1. then track them via an app on your smartphone.675 Part of the recent surge in fitness tech. The headlights look like a … human iris. Operation of functions such as cruise control via an iPad is also on the cards – what could go wrong with that? €200.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. HYUNDAI. RENAULT. GET TO ZE CHOPPER! Up. AR gaming and security.COM Hyundai E4U The battery-powered “egg car” concept is designed for urban driving.975 A palm-sized robot that flies like a bird and hovers like an insect. you may be in luck if this IndieGoGo-funded concept gets off the ground.970 A tiny sticker loaded with Bluetooth technology. with club-space in the back. obviously… £TBC. Well. calories burned and more. 2 StickNFind Campaign goal: $70. $50.


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


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


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3 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. 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. It’s practically ready for a beta release as is. this Theme Hospital meets Farmville chicken-rearing sim by Bournemouth’s Static Games had free-to-play iOS glory in mind but fell short. Part Pokémon. FACEBOOK. even though its science was a bit lacking. Lucid Games and Splash Damage. Grand Theft Auto creator Dave Jones and Sports Interactive’s Miles Jacobson also aided the teams’ development. across both the panel and the public vote. T3’s Matt Hill and Nvidia’s Phil Wright.C O M . 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. Nvidia’s Phil Wright and T3 deputy editor Matt Hill. part Tokyo Jungle. after all). While all the games had real promise. Epigenesis was the one that I wanted to take back to T3 Towers immediately for some in-office multiplayer. 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. Epic Games’ Mike Gamble. UKIE CEO Jo Twist. Uncompromising {FOCUS} MAKE SOMETHING UNREAL’S PLUCKY RUNNERS-UP POLYMORPH MENDEL’S FARM BEINGS Kairos Games from Staffordshire’s very professional 3D platformer nabbed second with its excellent Avatar-esque visuals and impressive presentations. extended over the week of Gadget Show Live at Birmingham’s NEC. Based on the competition’s theme of Mendelian genetics. multiplayer-only game is a mix of first-person shooting. Above: the judges included gaming legend Peter Molyneux.COM/MAKESOMETHINGUNREAL T3’s Matt Hill reports from the MSUL judging room in its approach (read: hardcore) and rewarding experimentation. the five-on-five. Games industry gurus such as Sensible stalwart Jon Hare. in which the Swedes saw off Staffordshire University’s Kairos Games. with the teams taking on feedback from the public and mentors including Ninja Theory. the international student game-making competition organised by Gears of War maker Epic Games. having five-on-five multiplayer running so smoothly in a live environment was also very impressive. 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. and could be commercially viable in time and with polish. The most strictly Mendelian game (his name’s in the title.Radar NEWS NEWS BLIP PIZZA HUT’S NEW XBOX APP LETS YOU PICK TOPPINGS AND BUY VIA KINECT Left: Epigenesis in award-winning action. Climax Studios. The judging panel included Populous and Theme Park creator Peter Molyneux. which is now set for a full release. The fantastically titled team from the Blekinge Institute of Technology nabbed the top prize of commercial Unreal Engine 3 and 4 development licenses for its unique sports game Epigenesis (pictured above). The live final. Epic says it will take care of introductions. Of course. The Wellcome Trust’s Iain Dodgeon. Bournemouth’s Static Games and the University of Abertay’s Team Summit. has been won by Sweden’s Dead Shark Triplepunch.




more blowing sh*t up. that’ll keep us going for a week… As festi-season begins in earnest with the Isle Of Wight on June 13. to appease the tennis gods and end the UK’s barren run in SW19. Team T3 gears up with summer tech (p56). we’re off to Stonehenge to sacrifice a virgin. this time at sea. Will he stay classy? December 20 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Cap’ and Black Widow fight evil in Washington. August 23 {THE HIGHS A ND LOWS OF T3’S COMING MONTH} T3 rolls up to Los Angeles en masse for annual gaming expo E3 wondering if there’s anything left to reveal after all the next-gen console leaks and pre-event events. sci-fi arcade-style slasher from the makers of Bastion.COM . July 19 Nike Fuelband 2 Updates could include waterproofing so you can track swims as well as runs.Radar INCOMING NEWS BLIP LOVEFILM NOW OFFERS HI-DEF FILMS AND TV SHOWS FOR THE PS3 Revelation and speculation for your edification over the next 12 months… WHAT’S ON YOUR RADAR? Oculus Rift 3D and VR headset backed by gaming ledge John “Doom” Carmack to hit shops? Q4 Transistor Action-packed. October? Anchorman: the Legend Continues Ron Burgundy is back. June 24 is the start of Wimbledon (see p73). Oh yes: 3D Mario on Wii U. 2014 Tech Films Games Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist Less sneaking about. It’s bad news for the intern. toilet roll and hand sanitiser. and heads out to mud-drenched fields to “have some” YEAH! MEH! June 21 is the Solstice. Q4 iPhone 5 nano Low price and iMac G3-style translucent colour design? Er… Maybe (no). Q4 Only God Forgives 300: Rise of an Empire More expansively pec’d Spartans fighting Persians. As such. 2014 TE LA R? Killzone 4 PS4 launch title will feature human-hating foes and eyepleasing graphics. but there we go… 4 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. August 8 O SO N W NO Drive’s Gosling and Winding Refn bring the stylish ultraviolence to Bangkok.



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

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

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

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

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FREE.F16APPS. old-fashioned written words. with added points bonuses.COM The camera on the Z10 is more than good enough to pull off a panorama shot. tweet and like without switching apps.0. SO. SPLASHPADMOBILE. but it looks elegant and is simple to use.0.0+ Slender for Windows Phone. Get your torch out and locate relics scattered around the woods before something finds you… FREE. with customised voicemail greetings for different callers an added bonus. FREE.5+ Ruzzle BLACKBERRY 10.0+ Round-up of all the latest golfing news and results from around the world. Buy! Buy! Sell! Sell! FREE. EBAY. OUT JUNE 6 The male equivalent of The Vagina Monologues or a grand compendium of penis gags? It’s a bit of both… £7. OUT JUNE 6 The Boys in the Boat DANIEL JAMES BROWN Napster VARIOUS Talking Cock: a Celebration of Man and his Manhood RICHARD HERRING Faster and more dashing than ever.0 and up.2+ Live updates on major share indices. FREE. 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with news delivered via internet sound bites becoming the social norm… here was a moment. a few weeks back. usually a photo. Peak Balls was reached on April 28 – now to be known as Ed Balls Day. meme is a slightly annoying word. Namely. that can be endlessly remoulded for comic purposes. The Guardian launched a liveblog to chronicle the silliness. 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. It was such a popular reference. The MP’s face was crudely Photoshopped on to endless pictures. Celebrities piled in with gags.Opinion TA L K IN G T EC H W IT H T 3’S E X P E RT AL L IES {THIS MONTH} Luke Lewis is a meme master Mark Prigg’s early adopter envy Duncan Bell debates in-app policy Vote Peter Firth to live on Mars Edited by Matt Hill LUKE LEWIS {INSIGHT} MEMES FOR THE MASSES Buzzfeed UK’s editor reckons the geeks have inherited the earth. Ed Balls. and you’d be right. the triumph of LOL-laden web culture. It actually predates the internet – Richard Dawkins coined it in 1976 – but it’s come to mean a reference. specifically. when it seemed like the whole of the internet was talking Balls. You could argue this was nothing but a weak joke stretched beyond breaking point. while maintaining its underlying structure. and the moment memes went truly mainstream. but it also represented something quietly profound. but it has become « T ILLUSTRATION RYAN GILLETT J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 5 1 . This kind of playful creativity has always been popular on the web. Now.

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

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



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


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

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

over on p106 1 Dyson AM02 Mini This may look just like Dyson’s much-loved tower fan but it stands only 87cm tall. so you won’t be a hunchback by the time you retire. the Get your grub sorted other meats. 27-inch from £1. if blood spurts out and hits you in the face. it doubles as an LED lamp.com/uk 5 Inadays InaTrap Electronic Insect Killer The best-looking bug zapper around. Et indoors with the kitchen tech on p67.420. As well as keeping your deskspace free of midges.499. this resembles a mushroom designed by Philippe Starck. £10.com 6 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .co. viola: mains and dessert.co. From £3. apple. At last! £15. 20-inch from £1. £1.com reviewed. fcilondon. black or tobacco stain.uk 4 Apple iMac The 2013 model drops the DVD drive to slim down to the same depth as an iPhone 5. amazon.uk 2 Gallotti & Radice Milano Finish options are natural ash.com 4 Bodum Bistro electric table grill One side does crêpes and bacon. dyson. Compared to a laptop it offers more screen and less microwaving of your scrotum. The 15mm glass top adds boardroom class to your spare room and could double as a ping pong table at a push. except with cool. josephjoseph. It’s like the iPad Mini. weber. exactingly.900. non-slip. basically. bodum. herman miller. fish.com 3 Joseph Joseph Rinse and Chop Plus A space-saving.uk 3 Herman Miller Aeron Executive The office classic’s mesh back keeps you cool in every sense. veg. Sporty in-earphones are £130. Our favourite feature? A sear station that ensures your meat looks as good as it tastes and vice versa.com 2 Salter Heston Blumenthal precision meat thermometer Not sure if your meat’s ready? Pierce it with this silicon-gripped analyser. $75. refreshing air rather than web browsing and time-passing apps.113.1 Weber Summit S-670 Gas BBQ Six gas burners and an infrared rotisserie are just the start of the good things on offer here. at your table.099. while a huge range of adjustments suit any body shape. all served up. folding chopping board that doubles as a colander.co. salterhousewares. £2. it’s not ready. £300.

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

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


Tipples, snifters, boozes

Pimm’s jeroboam £100, anyoneforpimms.com

Jacques Selosse Brut Rosé £126, selfridges.com

Old Raj Dry Gin £26, wmcadenhead.com

Aperol £18, aperolspritzuk.co.uk

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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


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

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

“It seemed right that we should be supporting another very British project. It warns of the possibility of future attacks on hospitals and nuclear plants. The first British Kickstarter project was a retro-arcade machine. Then. Normally. Meanwhile. In the same month a five-year-old. it looks like it’s going to remain disappointed.” It appears that the FAA will allow the Dreamliner to keep its original three-hour ETOPS. at least in the short term. Duqu has thus far failed to destroy the world. One of those airlines hit hard was Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic.” said Branson at the time. in January 2013. flames were seen licking the undercarriage of one as it sat parked at Logan International. the only way to get funding on the site was to set up a business in the US. It’s all great news for retrogaming Deutschlanders. more than 400 projects had set up shop. or partner with an existing firm across the pond – a fairly formidable bureaucratic barrier. GERMANY BACKTRACKS ON GAMES CENSORSHIP First covered in T3 Christmas 2011 THEN NO TECH PLEASE.” 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. letting it fly less crowded skies. « J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 9 5 . Before the European launch.700 on ammo in Zombies vs Ninja and similarly received a full refund. “You can understand their thinking. such as those above the North Pole. North Korea is accused of using malware to target South Korea’s banks and media outlets. the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) was even considering lengthening its Extended Range Twin Engine Operational Performance (ETOPS) certification range. WE’RE GERMAN… “Tablets. in the US. even Facebook likes have fallen foul of one of the world’s most heavily restricted states. for once not due to a battery fire “You’ve had the light bulb moment.” The majority of that funding is from overseas – of the 50. “The 787 has been an unbelievably painful experience. Now you’ve got an idea.” NOW SEVERAL BANS LIFTED Games that have joined Doom in having their bans retrospectively lifted by censors include Harvester. The FAA was all set to change this to five and a half hours. it seems we’ve only scratched the surface of Kickstarter’s potential uses. NOW OPEN FOR UK BUSINESS AND TAKING ON HOLLYWOOD NOW CALL YOUR LAWYER! The Office of Fair Trading is currently investigating the legality of purchases that lurk inside free-to-play apps aimed at children. “We have had to scramble in planes we hadn’t intended and keep ones we hadn’t planned to. For a time.” says Beech.T3 INVESTIGATES CYBER WORLD WAR: STILL A THREAT First covered in T3 April 2012 KICKSTARTER PHOTOGRAPH REX FEATURES. many analysts believe that the 787 will now not receive an extended ETOPS certification. an ANA 787 bound for Tokyo had to make an emergency landing after error messages and smoke in the cockpit indicated a problem with the plane’s batteries.” hoped to be operating four of them by the end of the year. video games. but state-sponsored cyber skirmishes continue. Even so. powered by Raspberry Pi and called the Picade. That’s where crowdfunding comes in… And Kickstarter is leading the charge.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. Later that month. with Scrubs star Zach Braff getting $2 million funding for a new movie within a few days. the Pi. if Boeing was expecting an end to the turbulence that’s dogged its revolutionary craft since its conception. “We were successfully funded with £74. Because of the Dreamliner’s construction. Apple’s handing over £66 million in compo to parents who brought a successful class-action suit against it when their kids ran up massive in-app bills.000 – double our funding goal. Apple has already refunded two parents from Bristol after their eight-yearold spent £980 buying virtual donuts in Simpsons: Tapped Out in January. However. 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. things were looking rosy for the 787 after its lengthy gestation. Meanwhile. The firm had 16 Dreamliners lined up for delivery from summer 2014.” says Scott Hamilton. bringing the world closer to the brink of cyber warfare. Mortyr. but no money to make it happen. and the issue is deemed serious enough for Nato to have requested a convention on the threat of cyber war. “That’s very attractive to someone looking to get wide. Days later. analyst at aerospace consulting firm Leeham Co. this allows the plane to fly routes three hours away from the nearest runway. the FAA grounded the entire fleet of 50 planes worldwide. global exposure for a fledgling product. with £2 million already pledged to UK inventors – about £48 per minute. Boston. Mortal Kombat 1-3 and Wolfenstein 3D. spent £1. at an estimated cost to Boeing of $450 million in lost income and compensation to airlines.” says co-inventor Paul Beech.” THEN START ME UP! NOW NORTH KOREA GETS INVOLVED The Dreamliner shrouded in smoke. Within a month of Kickstarter’s high-profile arrival on these shores. “The loss of a battery to other planes isn’t critical. RICHARD GRASSIE THEN DUQU THE DESTROYER First covered in T3 December 2012 “A computer worm with the power to take down governments. and greatly increasing the value of the plane to long-haul airlines.

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




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

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

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


but costing nearly £100 less than a Sonos Play: 3 it is a sound option for those wanting wireless tunes. £170. MP2. Pure Connect also lets you play music on multiple Jongos. 3.25kg with battery pack LOVE Good sound for the cost.5W + 10W CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. but will support the A2 and T6 Jongos when they hit the UK.5-inch neodymium midrange driver. Jongo may not offer seamless setup. Connecting via Bluetooth and the bundled USB dongle is much simpler. it shows battery life. requiring you to enter a lengthy URL into your mobile browser before navigating the Setup Manager. Bluetooth via USB dongle. If you want the same tune everywhere – and you probably will – this’ll do the job. Feel the bass kick! A bit! No. Setup is fiddly over Wi-Fi.COM FOR AN EXTENDED REVIEW Jongo unchained PURE’S JONGO S3 OFFERS MULTIROOM. although it can’t compete with something like Sonos’ Play: 3 or B&W’s Z2. Pure Music and access a further 15 million tracks. AAC. the Jongo S3 has the flexibility to play content from just about anywhere. sound mode and source input.000 free internet radio stations and an impressive selection of podcasts. but Jongo also comes in black. It’s not huge. but it beats the “Press twice.COM 131x139x135mm/ 1. via the Pure Connect app for iOS. Streaming over Wi-Fi. Splash out on a £5-a-month subscription to the Spotify-rivalling. with speaker grills in yellow. it’s not the sexiest device ever. MP3. Multi-room via iOS only T3 SAYS With looks. reviewed on p120. 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. AT A PRICE THAT’S SEXIER THAN ITS LOOKS Colourful. ethernet. 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. 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 . The choice of four audio configurations. without breaking the bank. including an “Outdoor Boost” one for garden parties – see p78 – adds a bit of versatility. plus multi-room. well connected and able to form a wireless multiroom set-up: the Pure Jongo S3 is more than just a bizarre name. It also gifts you more than 20. nor audiophile-grade sonics. Decent battery life HATE Fiddly Wi-Fi syncing. black or white – they’re £13 each if you like to swap about Hidden around the back. 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.75-inch tweeters and one 3. It’s currently only compatible with iOS.5mm audio in FORMATS WMA. with Android compatibility “coming soon” – see bottom left – allows you to control multiple Jongos. Pure Audio QUOTED BATTERY LIFE 10 hours With both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. WIRELESS JAPES VIA WI-FI OR BLUETOOTH. More importantly. creating an ad-hoc.R A T E D Review 1 HEAD OVER TO T3. letting you stream music stored on your phone or tablet over Wi-Fi. brains and better-thanaverage sound quality. PURE. green. DISPLAY 1-inch LCD POWER 4x 2. the battery life is good enough to ensure the party won’t end abruptly.


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

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

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

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



You’ll find four Miracast is included. Provided you sit square on. Philips TVs tend to be complicated to set up. or fix a permanent red. blue or green glow. digital audio. component. but its online content fails to shine Minimalist and understated. High quality audio system. Wi-Fi. Relatively affordable HATE HD can look overly processed. A 24W sound system boosts your TV’s audio and the price tag is affordable. the picture menu offers a baffling amount of options. 3x USB. Acetrax.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. mimicking the colours displayed on screen. primarily BBC iPlayer. Brazzers. letting adult content services you stream photos and vids – Hustler. Viewster and iConcerts. and you’ll be treated to images that appear preternaturally crisp. Ambilight trickery. HEIGHT 953mm WIDTH 562mm DEPTH 32mm WEIGHT 12. and the 42PFL6188S is no exception to that rule.COM 2 {SPECIFICATION } SCREEN 42-inch 1920x1080 edge-lit LED LCD TUNER Freeview HD. but used sparingly does have a certain appeal. DVB-S2 3D Passive. the video formats playing. but more online content is needed « J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 1 5 . but a greater selection of content would give this set more to shout about. Ethernet. the 3D effect works well. The set also offers passive 3D and comes with four pairs of glasses. sadly – and a smattering of IPTV services. Perfect Natural Motion mode needs to be enabled to obtain a reasonable level of motion clarity. While the main interface is reasonably intuitive. 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. Philips’ 6000 Series LED TV is a 42-inch feast of edge-toedge screen – plastic. That said. Philips is also continuing to plug its Ambilight mood lighting system. making your screen appear larger than 42 inches 3 DESIGN {SMART TV} Nothing you fancy watching on either of those? Philips Multimedia file support from Smart TV What this set lacks in both local USB and across catch-up TV it makes up LAN is good. Edge-to-edge glass and a frameless look make this a classy TV set LOVE Edge-to edge glass. black level performance is noirish.Smart TVs R A T E D PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1. but all settings do tend to contribute motion artefacts. company is based in Amsterdam. Private from tablets and phones and Forno straight to the TV screen. not glass – with almost no picture border to interrupt your view. Blinkbox. YouTube. Concentrate on the screen. iConcerts AUDIO 24W CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Basic EPG. PHILIPS. rather than the lightshow going on around it. Blinkbox. YouTube. but confusing array of picture options T3 SAYS Fantastic design and an Ambilight glow. Viewster. You can use it dynamically. 4x specs WEB TV BBC iPlayer. with shadow held in detail.000. Netflix. It’s a little MTV Cribs. with all key for with porn – well. Via adaptor: Scart 1 3 {DIMENSIONS} This Philips set glows.

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

optical digital 674x1064x78/21. DLNA.5kg Edge-to edge glass makes for an attractive look.COM Control Wi-Fi-connected devices via this iPad app. 3x USB. component. and offers swipe and tap touchscreen control as well as IR. 6 2 4 Twin tuners means you can record one channel to an external USB drive while watching another. but more we just need more content… action junkies online content is needed Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. DVB-S2 Passive. viewing habits and suggests shows. Limited catch-up TV selection 639x1083x64/14. Audio is class-leading. Expect new apps to follow soon. The chance to customise the colour of the set is attractive. Wi-Fi.000 PHILIPS. DEMOPAD. Ethernet. WLAN. allowing you to record one channel to a USB hard drive and watch another. 3x USB.Smart TVs R A T E D SPEC SHOT MAKE AND MODEL PRICE WEBSITE SCREEN LOEWE CONNECT ID 46 £1. component audio. its shown real innovation and potential. Picture quality is great and the design is eye-catching. you can. Good audio and reasonable price tag. Netflix. ITV player. Crackle 20W 4x HDMI. Box Office 365. catch-up TV and apps.699 PANASONIC. which is getting a letter sent home to its mother entitled “must do better” . 4x specs BBC iPlayer. 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. 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. Via adaptor: Scart 953x562x32mm/12. composite video.COM The HTC One and Galaxy S4 both arrived with builtin infra-red. Cartoon Network 40W 4x HDMI. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. component. Daily Motion. DVB-S Passive. 1920x1080 LED LCD 2x Freeview HD.9kg High-end design. Ethernet. digital audio. 3x USB. Wi-Fi. DailyMotion. Looks highly stylish Lacklustre blacks limit cinematic appeal. confusing picture options 46-inch. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. RF and Bluetooth mastery. no specs included BBC iPlayer. but again a dirth of on-demand content and apps leaves it bottom of this bright class. USB. involving picture that’s especially good for action and sports. Add an optional IP2IR blaster (£100) and you can control other AV kit too. Netflix.399 SONY. component 599x1033x35mm/14kg Smartphone apps.COM SAMSUNG UE46F8000 £1. 2x specs BBC iPlayer. composite. The class award for best dressed goes to the Loewe Connect ID. For non-IR smartphones there’s still the option of controlling your TV via WiFi using the set’s branded remote app. 2x Freesat Passive. Ethernet. Acetrax. Great! Now makes this a great telly for Ambilight glow. Acetrax. but only one of them can be top of the class.COM/UK 46-inch. YouTube. if you want to upgrade to the brand’s latest multi-core processor. {FOCUS} Universal remotes HARMONY ULTIMATE DEMOPAD DEMOCONTROL IR-TOUTING PHONES DEDICATED REMOTE APPS Sits in a networkconnected dock. Basic EPG. Blinkbox.CO. Ambilight trickery Overly processed hi-def image.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. Lost for something to watch? Samsung’s S-Recommendation engine learns your Samsung offering buyers a hardware upgrade path. Vimeo. LOGITECH.UK PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1.995 LOEWE. Finally. Vimeo 18W 47-inch. Sleek and minimalist. It’s a built-in PVR. there’s the Philips 42PFL6188S. Lovefilm. Ethernet. It’s a close call for second and third place. Our favourites are Panasonic and Sony.6kg Crisp. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch RATING {REASONS} Why Samsung’s UE46F8000 is our top telly… 1 Offers astonishingly sharp HD imagery. £230. Twin tuners lets it work as a PVR. LoveFilm. 2x Freesat Active. with a massive choice of catch-up from the main channels and ondemand extras too. 7 5 3 The most developed content portal out there. digital DLAN. Come 2014.999 SAMSUNG.TV PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT65 £1. iConcerts 24W 42-inch. YouTube. £28. DailyMotion. Netflix. YouTube. 1920x1080 LED LCD 2x Freeview HD. Viewster. allowing them to function as remotes for all your AV kit. YouTube. Wi-Fi. Samsung’s new eye-candy menu makes onscreen navigation much more intuitive. BBC News. 3x USB. with quality stereo speakers and generous amplification Limited on-demand – no YouTube! Motion resolution not ideal for sports/action Bespoke TV tailoring. TuneIn Radio. This year that television is the Samsung UE46F8000. Jam-packed internet TV portal Interface is a bit of a mess. this 46-inch screen looks every bit the future-proof television. DVB-S2 Active. Sport Acetrax. but it needs more on-demand and catch-up content to compete with other sets. but a choice of colours doesn’t excuse a lack of on-demand 47-inch. DLAN.UK SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. Feed it a good Blu-ray and the results are cinematic. {FINAL WORD} T3’S PREMIUM TV GUIDE… All of these TV sets have an above-average IQ and membership to MENSA. Wi-Fi. Spotify 40W 4x HDMI. With a re-organised content portal that picks out shows it thinks you’ll enjoy and dual tuners. Ethernet. SD 627x1067x35/15kg Customisable smart TV interface. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 1 7 . DLAN. Bluetooth. 4x HDMI. Viewster.CO. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD.

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

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

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


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5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4.COM/UK.BT. 4.BLACKBERRY. 1920x1080 CAMERA 4-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB or 64GB PROCESSOR 1. Great audio. Excellent performance all round HATE It’ll be too big for some. TESTED JUNE 2013 06 6 HTC ONE X £379. SUPERTOOTH. but you’ll still need to charge every day T3 SAYS The HTC One X’s smarter. UK.5-inch screen.GOOGLE. HTC. New camera tricks HATE Plasticky design. quadcore processor ensures smooth operation LOVE and gaming. Android Jelly Bean HATE Incredibly dull design. colourful. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB 02 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 £600.7-inch. Just 8GB or 16GB.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LO LOVE Spectacular high-resolution display. Reasonable price HATE Bulky body.COM. TESTED JANUARY 2013 0 10 NOKIA LUMIA 920 £529.2-inch. longer-lasing brother is the power user’s HTC phone SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slick. £55.COM/UK 2 BT EASY BLUETOOTH CALL KIT 4 JABRA CRUISER 2 Very basic. 32GB storage. APPLE.COM/UK. NOKIA. microSD 5 05 HTC ONE X+ £470. Fiddly waterproof connectors T3 SAYS Stunning and waterproof. Fluid performance. 1280x768 CAMERA 8. TESTED APRIL 2013 08 8 GOOGLE NEXUS 4 FROM £279. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 8GB or 16GB 04 SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 FROM £393.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4.COM. with front-facing speakers HATE Average battery life. but no longer the best Android money can buy RY LOVE Bigger screen. but eight hours’ talk time and a budget price tag add appeal. TESTED AUGUST 2012 9 09 BLACKBERRY Z10 £480.7-inch. Average battery life T3 SAYS Bigger and brighter. SHOP. 1136x640 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. No expandable memory T3 SAYS A thing of beauty with brains to match. A fantastic. Slightly plasticky build T3 SAYS S A mighty phone that’s powerful. HTC. Speedy and slick HATE Big screen might make it too bulky for some users T3 SAYS Stunning design.7-inch. Bright screen E HATE Average camera. bold and big screen. Great styling.NET Announce “Minikit” at any time to wake this slinky-looking.4GHz quadcore SCREEN 4.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4. Not different enough to really appeal T3 SAYS BB10 is a move in the right direction. Lacks features of other OSs T3 SAYS The best iPhone to date and iOS is still slicker than Android. even if the Z10 is more competent than exciting SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 64GB PROCESSOR 1. voiceactivated hands-free kit. full-HD display.COM/UK. feature-packed an and very desirable SPECIFICATIONS LO LOVE BlackBerry Hub and improved BlackBerry World.7-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. JABRA. innovative camera. Sony’s best smartphone yet and a top Android SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Nice ’n’ low price.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 24 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . Superior camera. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. Bright.8-inch 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB or 32GB + microSD PROCESSOR 1.COM Two mics and Noise Blackout technology make for clear phone calls. no microSD slot T3 SAYS LG and Google serve up cutting-edge specs at a price that’s very hard to beat SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Bright. Massive 64GB storage. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOV Fast.COM. LO of innovative features. SAMSUNG. Cool gesture features. Comparatively cheap a HATE Bigger battery. 32GB or 64GB NT 03 3 SONY XPERIA Z S £500.7-inch screen is tasty indeed.COM/UK.COM 01 HTC ONE £520. great feel. Better front-facing camera for video. Very solid build. Long battery life. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. £70. SAMSUNG.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. Power aplenty Fine selection s HATE It I really is fairly big. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Smashing.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. microSD PROCESSOR 1. It’s the new Android champion SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Really strong. TESTED JUNE 2012 LOVE Chic metallic design. Features more gimmicky than essential T3 SAYS Samsung’s best smartphone yet. customisable OS. Cheaper than the One X+ (below left) SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. PLAY. thoughtful design. the Nokia Lumia 920 is easily the best Windows Phone handset to date SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. PARROT. However.9GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch. Very handy Nokia Maps app. iOS 6 very smooth HATE Battery life could be better. TESTED JULY 2013 07 APPLE IPHONE 5 FROM £529. amazing screen and strong battery. Overall lack of apps. HTC. L Immaculate display.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch.COM/UK. SONYMOBILE. £45. it’s also less fully featured SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS NEW E PROCESSOR 1.COM. Excellent touchscreen keyboard. 4G capability – if you’re on an EE contract. Wireless Charging. The 4.COM. £20.7-inch. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB PROCESSOR A6 SCREEN 4-inch.5-inch.

backlit screen.0. plus access to one million free ebooks and libraries.UK 2 4 KOBO EREADER TOUCH BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK GLOWLIGHT Great. AMAZON. Thin. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1.COM. now backlit for late-night edification. TESTED JANUARY 2013 06 0 6 AMAZON KINDLE FIRE HD £159. Plenty of content on offer. Keyboard dock. 4G LTE version available HATE Pricey.CO. 32GB or 64GB OS Android 4. Battery life could be better T3 SAYS Full-sized version.COM/NEXUS. 2560x1600 STORAGE16GB or 32GB S 03 3 GOOGLE NEXUS 7 FROM £159. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE The pocket-friendly.0 PROCESSOR 1.COM A top quality e-ink screen with added touch control. 1280x1200 STORAGE 32GB/64GB.1 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 7.Tablets {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top four ebook readers 1 AMAZON KINDLE PAPERWHITE 3 AMAZON KINDLE The best ereader screen around. now a little bit better – make sure you get enough storage for that Retina-ready gear… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Outstanding. APPLE. APPLE. this is still a mighty alluring tablet in its own right SPECIFICATIONS ASUS TRANSFORMER PAD TF300T SP SPECIFICATIONS £428. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 GOOGLE NEXUS 10 G £319.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 8. 64GB or 128GB OS Android 4. microSD AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. Plenty of storage plus a microSD slot.0. full-sized tablet market SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4.ASUS.2 PROCESSOR 1.2GHz quadcore SCREEN 7-inch.7GHz quadcore O SCREEN 10. 2048x1536 STORAGE 16GB. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Very sharp 8. FROM £109. Limited app selection T3 SAYS The best Kindle yet. 7.1-inch. No 3G option yet T3 T SAYS Like the Nexus 7 this gives power on the cheap. non-expandable storage. b lack of tablet-specific apps makes it less desirable but SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6. Jelly Bean OS is L excellent.1-inch. New A6X processor bolsters speed. super-HD display.1-inch.9-inch. power and graphical oomph. with plenty of power. Optimised apps are lacking. Reduced battery life T3 SAYS Beautiful full-HD screen aside.COM.0.UK.0 PROCESSOR 1. TESTED JUNE 2013 10 GEMINI JOYTAB 9. GOOGLE. More affordable. WHSMITH.UK The cheaper.3 PROCESSOR 1. No USB charging.7-inch. carousel-style interface with Lovefilm and Amazon content HATE No 3G option.9-inch screen with ultra-slim bezel looks fantastic and works great. APPLE. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1. TESTED JANUARY 2013 08 A ASUS TRANSFORMER INFINITY £599.7 £139. as upgrades go. 1280x800 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB 02 2 APPLE IPAD (4TH GEN) FROM £399. No Google Play store T3 SAYS A great tablet for media consumption. Average screen H T3 SAYS Sibling of the Prime. New iPad is better T3 SAYS Slimmer and cheaper than the new iPad. this takes the world’s best tablet and proves that smaller is even better SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Amazon’s simplified Android is extremely user-friendly. Wi-Fi only T3 SAYS In terms of bang for your buck. 1920x1200 STORAGE 16GB/32GB OS Android 4.CO. 32GB. £109.UK 01 1 APPLE IPAD MINI FROM £269. the Nexus 7 is by far the best Android tab on the market SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Sharp full-HD screen. microSD OS iOS 5 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 9. less sexy OS Android 4. shining gem in the manure pile that is the budget. UK. Google Play access HATE Single core processor T3 SAYS A rare. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Fantastic price with keyboard dock included HATE Flimsy keyboard.9-inch. light and now even cheaper. £80.2GHz A8 single core SCREEN 9. GOOGLE. with iOS 5 and apps galore HATE Rear camera is poor. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Retina Display looks stunning.CO.COM/UK. Easy to use.COM/UK.COM/UK.CO. AMAZON.7-inch. a premium build and great screen.7-inch. UK. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2011 09 9 t LOVE Decent battery.4GHz dualcore SCREEN 9.COM. but not quite as portable as its seven-inch sibling SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Matches the iPad 2’s screen resolution.UK. Screen resolution is not the best T3 SAYS Slim and stunningly designed. £69. lighter Kindle with an improved screen is a nailed-on bargain.2GHz dualcore SCREEN 7-inch.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 5 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . and it’s e excellent value to boot SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb VFM.1 Jelly Bean PROCESSOR 1. BARNESANDNOBLE. GEMINIDEVICES.9 FROM £229. Great screen HATE Processor can struggle.6GHz quadcore SCREEN 10. plasticky build. microSD 04 APPLE IPAD 2 FROM £329.ASUS.9-inch screen. 1080x800 STORAGE 8GB or 16GB OS Android 4. Heavy on storage HATE More expensive than the equivalent iPad. AMAZON.1 PROCESSOR 1. Solid build e H HATE Lack of dedicated tablet apps. Smooth operation. there’s no reason to buy this over a Prime. Features like Google Now add excitement HATE Limited.CO. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB. 128GB and 4G LTE models now available HATE Pretty minor. Tasty trophy gadget.COM/NEXUS. faster and sharper. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB. 32GB or 64GB 5 05 AMAZON KINDLE HD 8.3GHz quadcore SCREEN 10. Book store rivals Amazon’s. 1280x800 STORAGE 32GB. though SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4. AMAZON.


A champion travel zoom SPECIFICATIONS SPEC SENSOR 18-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18x55mm SCREEN 3-inch WEIGHT 570g M MEGAPIXELS 18.4 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-80mm ZOOM 4x VIDEO 1080 at 48fps WEIGHT 286g 04 CANON EOS 600D £449. TESTED JUNE 2013 08 8 SAMSUNG EX2F £300. plus $300 towards your next bit of camera gubbins.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 7 . 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. compact package – a winner SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Dashing metal build and larger-than-average sensor that comes into its own in low lighting. PANASONIC. Pro-quality manual controls. so choose carefully. CANON.CO.{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. the 600D remains an excellent choice SPECIFICATIONS L LOVE Broad zoom range.CO.UK.UK. with a solid.31-inch AMOLED touchscreen WEIGHT 284g MEGAPIXELS 12. people. Smaller sensor than rivals. 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. Solid build. Built-in Wi-Fi HATE No viewfinder or built-in flash T3 SAYS Cutting-edge camera features in an attractive. Superb shots. viewfinder. LSPAWARDS. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Wide. with good low-light performance and smooth 1080p video.213. TESTED JULY 2011 09 SONY CYBER-SHOT HX20V £233. excellent pictures. Lightweight yet solid build.COM/UK. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Fast autofocus. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE DSLR-quality photos. for obvious reasons. SONY. but you need to be over 18.UK. 15x zoom. CANON.CO.UK. 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. Sharp shots achievable at maximum zo zoom. 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. A point and shoot with class SPECIFICATIONS SENSOR 21.UK. TESTED JANUARY 2013 10 CANON EOS M £500. Cheap as chips HATE No touchscreen. A wealth of compatible lenses HATE No handgrip. Decent stills.CO.UK. CANON. TESTED JUNE 2012 LOVE Superb image quality and great low-light shooting thanks to fine high ISO performance HATE The RRP is quite high.7 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-90mm ZOOM 3. Controls could be simpler T3 SAYS The best camera in the £100-£150 price bracket delivers an awful lot of functionality for not much money SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Large sensor. The overall winner receives a full-time. SAMSUNG. No touchscreen T3 SAYS Easy to use for beginners.CO. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 CANON EOS 7D £1. touchscreen control SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Brilliant 1080p video and sharp 18-megapixel shots.UK. Manual controls aplenty. SONY.1 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 25-500mm ZOOM 24x VIDEO 1080 at 50fps WEIGHT 221g 05 FUJIFILM FINEPIX F660 EXR £92.1-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 2. manual aperture ring HATE High ISO performance could be better. patterns. Exceptionally good video recording HATE Reduced quality at high ISOs T T3 SAYS Consistent performance across stills and video.7-inch WEIGHT 506g (body only) 03 SAMSUNG NX300 £600.UK.CO.CO. Sony’s not-a-DSLR is a fine camera vi SPECIFICATIONS S MEGAPIXELS 12. Tiltable AMOLED touchscreen.6-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 3. SAMSUNG. SHOOTTHEFACE. animal kingdom – and get stuck in. CANON. Entry is free. FUJIFILM.COM Choose a category – nature. easy-to-use set of features HATE Price will put off less serious snappers T3 SAYS A workhorse of a DSLR.COM 01 CANON EOS 650D £567. professional photography course worth £3. The most advanced compact around SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Semi-transparent mirror means faster shooting and focusing.COM/UK. It costs $10 to enter a photo. Versatile mode dial and features galore HATE HA Minor issues with stills. so shop around T3 SAYS An impressive DSLR with great image quality and swift.295. plus plenty on offer for pros. Video Snapshot recording mode HATE Jerky autofocus that’s audible on video T3 SAYS With excellent results across stills and video.8x VIDEO 1080p at 50fps WEIGHT 298g SENSOR 16.CO.

3-inch.6-inch. MALWAREBYTES.COM/UK.COM/UK.COM Won’t unduly drain resources but does provide protection from phishing. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1.COM/UK. Reasonably priced HATE Tricky touchpad.CO. Chunkier than other ultrabooks T3 SAYS High-end processing power at a low price. SOPHOS. 2560x1600 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 2. making repelling viruses more pleasing.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs SCREEN 13. but added peace of mind. aluminium looks.UK 2 FOR MACS SOPHOS ANTIVIRUS 4 ANTI-MALWARE MALWAREBYTES Runs in the background for low-key protection. TESTED MARCH 2013 10 DELL XPS 13 FROM £999.COM.1GHz/8GB STORAGE 1TB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 8hrs SCREEN 13. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Elegant design conceals a throbbing. TESTED MARCH 2013 09 ACER C7 CHROMEBOOK £199. even if style and battery life suffer a bit as a result SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 15. Seriously thin and portable. Comfy keyboard HATE Fewer connections than our #1. 1.3-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. Screen could be better T3 SAYS The smartest ultrabook. Decent screen and acceptable processor. Solid spec.UK.UK.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs SCREEN 11. Top performer thanks to powerful processor and graphics card. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM 1.6-inch. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Amazing screen. now with next-gen power. APPLE. this Zenbook is a very solid.CO. 1440x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. Beats Audio.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7. UK. Good VFM HATE Weighty. Ultra-fast SSD storage HATE Expensive T3 SAYS Amazing screen and a sky-high price tag SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible price tag.3-inch. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1. Requires web connection T3 SAYS Incredible cheapness makes this a good second machine. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1.COM/UK. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Classic Air design. 256GB SSD for the same price as many 128GB ultrabooks. TESTED APRIL 2012 07 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 11-INCH £929. good-VFM option that also has a touch of style SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13.Computers {FOCUS} Free security for your Mac or PC 1 3 FOR PCS FIREWALL AVAST! 8 ZONEALARM FREE The interface has been improved.249. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 08 ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A £700. APPLE. Windows-based MacBook alternative from Dell SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13. Gorilla Glass screen.8GHz Core i7 processor and 256GB solid state drive.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs 03 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 13-INCH £1. although admittedly not outstanding HATE Relatively poor battery life T3 SAYS Attractive and powerful. Great battery life. 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.ASUS.CO.ASUS. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. 100GB of cloud storage p H HATE Chrome OS lacks support.9GHz/8GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 8.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 6hrs 02 ASUS ZENBOOK UX31 £800.UK. ZONEALARM. 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. the XPS 15 T3 SAYS With its slinky aluminium case.449.COM. AVAST. DELL.3-inch. or one for undemanding users ma SPECIFICATIONS SPE SCREEN 13.CO.ORG 01 DELL XPS 15 £695.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . Apple has improved its winning formula SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slimline design matches the Zenbook UX31 at #2. ACER.4GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs 04 APPLE MACBOOK PRO WITH RETINA DISPLAY 13-INCH £1. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Best laptop screen around. this is another credible. UK.1GHz dualcore/2GB STORAGE 320GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 3hrs 05 HP SPECTRE XT £685.CO.COM No real-time protection. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 ACER ASPIRE S3 £475.3-inch.UK. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1. Top screen HATE Middling battery life. The power of an ultrabook with the added brilliance of OS X HATE Lacks storage and connections T3 SAYS Of the new ultra-portable breed this still has the best design and the most fluid experience SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Attractive and sturdy all-metal design. HP. 1920x1080 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 2.3-inch. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1. No longer the thinnest laptop T3 SAYS Same great design with even more remarkable performance.5hrs AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. APPLE.5GHz/8GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs S SCREEN 11. DELL. ACER.3-inch. Excellent build quality.5hrs SCREEN 13-inch.

UK.UK. No HD graphics. 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. XBOX. UK.CO. 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. Dual analogue controls.2-inch.UK. 40 hrs (audio) 04 PLAYSTATION VITA FROM £217. 5x USB. PCSPECIALIST. EDGE-ONLINE.6GHz GRAPHICS 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX670 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/1TB HDD and 120GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 8x USB. 3x HDMI. TESTED NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Powerful i5 processor overclocked to 4. SWIPE-MAG.18-inch 320x240 touch CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. SD.COM/UK. Blu-ray reader STORAGE 320GB BLU-RAY/DVD Yes/Yes CONNECTIVITY HDMI. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 LOVE Quality five-inch OLED touchscreen and quadcore power. Affordable. Great for exclusives. Oh. including a 4. and cheaper than ever SPECIFICATIONS STORAGE 512MB SSD BLU-RAY/DVD No/No CONNECTIVITY 2x USB.COM US retailer GameSpot’s monthly is the biggest games mag in the world. USB. ethernet 02 2 SONY PS3 SUPER SLIM £229. HDMI.CO. NINTENDO. 3. GAMEINFORMER.UK. though P PROCESSOR Core i7 2GHz GRAPHICS Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M RAM/STORAGE 4GB/256GB CONNECTIVITY 4x USB. G Wi-Fi. Too many overly simple party games. VGA. Outgunned by the Wii U T3 SAYS This underpowered cutesie is still a hit for family-friendly gaming. About 97 in gadget years T3 SAYS A slick and powerful games and media machine SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible specs for under a grand. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Genuinely revolutionary platform. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 ALIENWARE M17X R3 SPECIFICATIONS £1. 4x USB. It’s not cheap. ATOMIXMAG. Well-considered interactivity nowadays. FREE.PLAYSTATION. No AC adaptor T3 SAYS Big screens and range of games impresses. though needs new issues. Bluetooth 2. fluid gameplay HATE Expensive… but worth it T3 SAYS Bone-crushing specs for serious PC gamers SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR Core i5 4.CO. £2. N Wi-Fi.1. NINTENDO. ethernet.PLAYSTATION. ethernet LOVE Cheap. NFC GAMEPAD Touchcreen 6. Bluetooth 4.99. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 0 08 8 APPLE IPOD TOUCH FROM £249. 2x HDMI. most powerful handheld yet. 854x480 BATTERY 3-5 hours SCREEN 4-inch. 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.CO.CO. but needs games SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Beautifully designed and newly colourful. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 10 NINTENDO WII £129.UK. 1136x640 touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. fun and truly innovative. too. A few really classic titles HATE No Blu-ray or even DVD. TESTED JUNE 2012 LO A Blu-ray player. PS4’s new best-pal? HATE Pricey games and memory cards.UK. TESTED MARCH 2012 09 NINTENDO 3DS XL £165. VGA. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE Xbox Live remains #1 for online gaming.5mm audio BATTERY 4 hours 05 CHILLBLAST FUSION FIRESTORM £1.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 9 . but for those with a 3DS there’s little incentive to upgrade SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 5-inch. 4 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. Bigger. UK.49.8GHz and Nvidia GTX 680 graphics deliver fast. eSata. 2x USB. CHILLBLAST. and you supp can play pl games on it.COM 01 MICROSOFT XBOX 360 25 250GB £190.COM This Mexican mag is beautifully designed. bolder Retina Display.{THE BEST OF EVERYTHING} {CONTENT} TheGuide 3 Gaming iPad mags to get your game on 1 EDGE GAME INFORMER T3 ’s sister title is the games mag where you’ll most often see the word “tropes”. Battery life only fair T3 SAYS The best. useful GamePad. AV out PROCESSOR Core i5 4.COM. APPLE. Curved design is very ergonomic. TESTED NOVEMBER 2011 06 VANQUISH ECLIPSE 670 MKII £999. Boosted battery life HATE Looks cheap.COM 2 4 ATOMIX SWIPE Clever iOS-focused read pools content from 52 sites. AV out 03 3 NINTENDO WII U PREMIUM FROM £249. ALIENWARE.UK. DVI.415.CO. Heft makes it cumbersome. Full-HD graphics at last for Mario and co HATE Needs more games desperately.8GHz GRAPHICS 2x Nvidia GTX 680 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/2TB HDD and 240GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 10x USB. £2. Also has the T3 Awardwinning Kinect to play with and great XBLA budget gaming hub HATE No Blu-ray drive.199. NFC BATTERY 5 hours SCREEN 4. About level pegging with PS3 for classic titles. DVI. NINTENDO.COM. A5 processor and iOS 6 HATE Pricey. too. ideally exclusive ones T T3 SAYS Nintendo’s again reinvented the way we play. Tactile.0 BATTERY 8hrs (video). media server that’s 3D-ready and LOVE supports the rather nifty Move controller (£24).6GHz i5.88-inch 800x240 3D/4. FREE. 960x544 OLED touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. ethernet.CO. 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. eSATA. G Wi-Fi AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. Good games.

but im image quality could be improved SPECIFICATIONS SP SCREEN 46-inch. PC. composite. Excellent networked features HATE Bulky design. digital audio out. component. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Crisp picture quality courtesy of powerful image processing. OUT JUNE 3 meta-comedy about a middle-aged. A proper Wi-Fi media hub.COM/UK. TESTED JULY 2012 10 LG 47LM660 £1. Wi-Fi. too SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Content-rich internet portal and excellent multimedia playback. scart. composite video. ethernet AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. SD. High-quality audio system.002.399. PANASONIC. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Smartphone apps. Well stocked and laid out web portal. component SCREEN 55-inch. anytime RY LOVE Pristine high-def images. TESTED JULY 2013 06 SONY BRAVIA KDL-55HX853 £1.999. Outstanding motion resolution.0 mean immediate content is abound HATE The design is striking but also a little impractical T3 SAYS Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. 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. Fi. beautiful build. Single tuner T3 SAYS Outstanding motion handling makes this a g great telly for action junkies RY LOVE Bold design.UK. component. Ambilight trickery HATE Overly processed HD.CO. Strong 3D.CO. component. Wi-Fi.699.CO. TESTED AUGUST 2012 ction LOVE Crisp. Jam-packed internet TV portal HATE Jumbled interface. Series 2 hits Sky Atlantic this month… £22. 3x USB. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Sophisticated design. Seven pairs of 3D glasses included HATE Over-stressed black levels. Limited catch-up TV selection T3 SAYS On-demand TV organised the way you want it. 2x USB.UK.CO. Entertaining net portal. SONY. 3x USB. sharp edges and pathos. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Wi-Fi. Fi Ethernet. Superb file support. involving picture that’s especially good for action and sports. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 09 PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1. Ethernet. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Outstanding HD image quality.COM/UK. Attractive looks HATE 3D specs not included. DLNA. in the USA: essential. Reliable multimedia streaming. PC. PC. Wi-Fi. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Slimline and stylish design p HATE Picture processing artefacts and visible crosstalk H T3 T SAYS Attractive. Bluetooth 3. Bright. Basic EPG T3 SAYS Fantastic design and an Ambilight glow. SONY. SAMSUNG. LG. Via adaptors: scart/component t RY NEW LOVE Edge-to edge glass makes for an attractive look. component. TESTED JULY 2013 08 LG 55LM960V £1. optical digital audio SCREEN 47-inch. Ethernet. component. DLAN. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch. Wi-Fi 3 NT 04 PANASONIC VIERA TX-P50VT50 0 £1. T G Great! Now we just need more content… RY LOVE Excellent HD and 3D visuals. FROM £14 PER SERIES.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . Bluetooth.COM/UK. . PHILIPS.000. digital audio.392. SC Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi. Looks highly stylish HATE Lacklustre blacks. PANASONIC. 3x USB. Via adaptor: Scart 05 SAMSUNG UE46ES8000 NT £1. OUT NOW 2 3 VEEP S1 LOUIE S1 The new Curb Your Enthusiasm.519. S 3x USB. LG. scart. scart. PC. £19.COM. SAMSUNG. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Twin tuners lets it work as a PVR. TESTED JULY 2013 07 PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT50 £1. Wi-Fi. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI. so what better time to get all but the last half-dozen episodes on Blu-ray? Or maybe wait. Wi-Fi. optical digital audio NT 03 SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. Louis CK’s The Thick of It. WLAN. optical digital audio NT 02 PANASONIC VIERA TX-47DT65 £1. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. 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. SD DL SCREEN 47-inch. sharp 3D HATE Voice and gesture control are nice but inessential y T3 SAYS A beautifully made smart telly capable of really excellent pictures.UK. DLAN. Price also somewhat cumbersome T3 SAYS An astounding plasma telly with a feature set and picture quality worth shouting about SCREEN 50-inch. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI.Televisions {CONTENT} Catch-up TV on Blu-ray 1 BREAKING BAD S1-5 This drugs epic is almost at an end. OUT JUNE 3 01 SAMSUNG UE46F8000 S £1. divorcee.COM/UK. feature-packed slimline set.390. 3x USB. scart. stand-up comic – ie: him in real life – is a very funny mix of awkwardness. Excellent Smart TV content and app store.CO. component SCREEN 55-inch. Blacks are a little crushed T3 SAYS A thoroughbred performer.UK. VGA. but more online content is needed SPECIFICATIONS S E SPECIFICATIONS S SCREEN 42-inch. offering superior HD and 3D image quality and strong smart features SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS SP NEW E SC SCREEN 47-inch.UK. DLNA content sharing HATE 3D crosstalk.650. 3x USB. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI.900. USB. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Customisable smart TV interface. SD slot. 3x USB. 3x USB. component. digital audio. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. PANASONIC.0.

Pricey T3 SAYS Making this much content available without a subscription is a winning deal SPECIFICATIONS POWER 1. audio. USB. future-proof B Blu-ray deck at a reasonable price SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Neatly designed. 2x USB. ethernet TYPE Freeview HD HD CHANNELS 5 TUNERS 2 STORAGE 500GB/125hrs HD recording 03 SONY BDP-S790 £199. BENQ. on-demand aplenty and great apps SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Powerful stereo sound that’s crisp. but awkward to navigate HA T3 S SAYS A feature-packed. Wi-Fi. 3D Blu-ray player with great performance. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Five satellite speakers.CO. Excellent image quality and ease of use.CO.UK. SD SIZE 430x179x38mm 05 VIRGIN MEDIA TIVO £199. 2TB hard disk.COM. TESTED APRIL 2013 09 PANASONIC DMP-BDT220 £191. Eight HDMI inputs. a huge content library and three tuners SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Simple design looks stylish parked under your telly. 2x HDMI. SONOS. SONY.COM.1 CONNECTIONS 2x HDMI. 2D and 3D picture quality T3 places this Blu-ray deck amongst the top decks SPECIFICATIONS POWER 130W per channel CONNECTIONS 8x HDMI. at a groovy price HATE Satellites are a touch on the small side T3 SAYS A full 5. ethernet SIZE 430x193x42mm CONNECTIONS HDMI. SONY. despite slight lack of black detail. wireless Kleer connectivity 02 SONY BDV-N590 £399. a sub and net-connected.250. Recommends shows you might like HATE Expensive. Virtual surround effect could be better T3 SAYS An excellent soundbar with added streaming skills. All the big UK channels on board HATE No integrated Wi-Fi.UK. HDMI. Now includes BBC iPlayer and 4oD HATE Subscription cost is high T3 SAYS Still the best PVR choice with a slick interface. Delivers a real boost to TV sonics HATE Pricey. Tricky NAS streaming H T SAYS Unimpeachable.5TB storage. Wi-Fi via dongle CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi.ONKYO. VIRGINMEDIA. 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. composite. 80W subwoofer and a high-end finish HATE No surround sound. UK. £3. Noisy running.1 system with stunningly pure sound quality. optical out.000:1 contrast ratio doesn’t hurt. FOCAL. SKY. at an affordable price SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Exemplary hi-def pictures in 2D and 3D. no matter what it’s playing. composite.UK 4 EPSON EH-TW8100 Another high-end classic with splendid 2D and 3D picture and quiet operation. Interface not completely intuitive.{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.UK.UK Bargain projector that punches above its weight in 2D and 3D.1 CONNECTIONS Analogue. digital. line out. £2. Worth the entry fee… SPECIFICATIONS TYPE Satellite HD CHANNELS 65 TUNERS 2 STORAGE 2TB/350hrs HD recording POWER 2x 35W + 80W CHANNELS 2. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 08 LG BP420 £100. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE Unbeatable content. high-end 2. plus 500GB for on-demand. TESTED MAY 2013 LOVE Built-in modem.000W CHANNELS 5. Tivo’s intelligent programming. £870. A decent all-rounder SPECIFICATIONS TYPE Cable HD CHANNELS 36 TUNERS 3 STORAGE 1TB/250hrs HD recording CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. EPSON. PANASONIC. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 0 10 SONOS PLAYBAR £599. 4x digital audio. SONY. optical. TESTED JANUARY 2013 06 6 FOCAL BIRD £800. Massive 1.600. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 07 YOUVIEW HUMAX DTR-T1000 £239. coaxial digital audio out. and “a bit” pricey T3 SAYS A good-looking. EPSON. 2x USB. ethernet.CO.COM. 5x analogue audio. especially if you’re not bothered about Wi-Fi connectivity SPECIFICATIONS CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. LG. unlike some rival receivers T3 SAYS A polished multichannel AV receiver with all the modern trimmings.CO. optical audio in SIZE 85x900x140mm AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. 130W-per-channel oomph.CO.UK 01 SKY+ HD 2TB £149. Slick operating system and a comprehensive set of connections HATE Limited web content. composite. Can upscale images to 4K resolution HATE No AirPlay.CO.CO. optical digital audio out. The 100. Occasional buffering and box glitches T3 SAYS State-of-the-art hardware.COM. 5x composite. 2x USB. Slick interface.UK 2 SONY VPL-HW50ES Motion resolution is best in class for stunning action sequences. HATE Full internet browser is nice.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.COM/UK. ethernet. 2x USB. audio out. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 LOVE Bombastic. £939. 3D. 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.COM.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 3 1 . YOUVIEW.COM. 4K-ready. ethernet SIZE 430x188x41mm 04 ONKYO TX-NR515 £249.

CO. sleek design. 3. SONOS.COM Drop-proof.CO.5mm in SIZE 300x210x350mm 03 PHILIPS FIDELIO SOUNDSPHERE £450. TESTED JANUARY 2012 08 PURE JONGO S3 £170. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Powerful and articulate 100W sound. ethernet (Sonos proprietary streaming).UK. BRAVEN. DLNA. AllShare Play. TESTED JUNE 2013 LOVE Superb. £160. optical in. effective and classy way to pump well-rounded audio into every room SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Superb sound.UK.0.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . BOWERS-WILKINS. light and good for 12 hours of poolside play. JAWBONE. TESTED JANUARY 2012 09 9 SAMSUNG DA-E750 £499.5W + 10W CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi.COM. £150. £180. Bluetooth 3. ethernet. too. splash-proof. 3. digital coaxial. brightly coloured and great sound quality. punchy sound quality with built-in valve amplification. while the wood veneer speakers look classy HATE DLNA set-up needs to be made simpler T3 SAYS Buxom chunks of wireless sonic bliss. brains and better-than-average sound.COM. AirPlay. well-rounded look HATE Expensive.COM 01 CAMBRIDGE AUDIO MINX AIR 100 £330. audio in. Android/Apple docking. an iPod dock. PHILIPS. The A5 is the little black dress of speakers SPECIFICATIONS S POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. DENON. Pricey T3 SAYS Stunning sound quality without Apple or Android prejudice. Multi-room via iOS only T3 SAYS Looks. ethernet.COM.5mm out SIZE 300x180x120mm 02 £244 WITHOUT SPEAKERS. line in SIZE 217x365x123mm POWER 2x 50W CONNECTIVITY Proprietary wireless streaming via 30-pin or USB dongle SIZE 290mm circumference AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.UK. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 DENON CEOL PICCOLO 07 7 PHILIPS AW9000 £320. Bluetooth pairing is easy and reliable. 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. AirPlay. You can control it all using your smartphone HATE Go properly multi-room and the costs pile up T3 SAYS A simple. Bluetooth HATE USB playback is hit and miss.FM support. USB. PHILIPS.UK. Add the free Fidelio app and you get internet radio. AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity.UK. Ethernet. too HATE No LCD display means setup is awkward T3 SAYS Quality speakers with added AirPlay? Love it POWER 2x 50W CONNECTIVITY Line in. detailed sound quality. Winner. RCA SIZE 520x218x155mm POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY AirPlay. Can be linked for an easy.200.CO. SAMSUNG. New app makes iTunes syncing easy HATE Bass wobbles at higher volumes T3 SAYS Elegant audio executed excellently. Great. Bluetooth.5mm audio in SIZE 131x139x135mm NT 04 PIONEER X-SMC3 £138. PIONEER.COM. DAMSONAUDIO. Wonderful ease of use and simple wireless setup. digital optical. See more on page 118. easy wireless streaming and great audio go some way towards justifying the LW’s high price SPECIFICATIONS POWER N/A CONNECTIVITY Wireless. 3. line in. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 LOVE Powerful. auxiliary analogue.COM/UK.CO.COM This 3D speaker pushes the bass to the fore. iOS/ Android dock.Home audio {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top portable speakers 1 JAWBONE JAMBOX 3 DAMSON OYSTER Small. Wi-Fi. Spotify and Last. the Jongo S3 is a great introduction to multi-room audio SPECIFICATIONS E SPECIFICATIONS POWER 4x 2.COM 2 4 BRAVEN BRV-1 JABRA SOLEMATE The trainer-like design won’t suit all tastes but this is one LOUD mini-speaker. small. A fine alternative to the one-box streaming norm SPECIFICATIONS POWER 2x 65W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. TESTED MARCH 2010 10 ELIPSON PLANET LW £1. ELIPSON. analogue. with a massive dose of features for not much money SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Crisp. USB SIZE 450x148x240mm 05 SONOS PLAY:5 £321. plus excellent audio quality HATE Not much of a looker T3 SAYS A no-nonsense slab of audio power. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 LOVE Denon’s ditched the original Ceol’s CD player but kept AirPlay. Can’t be linked to other hi-fi kit T3 SAYS Bold design. AirPlay. wireless multi-room system HATE Fiddly Wi-Fi syncing. AirPlay SIZE 265x410mm RY NEW LOVE Good sound for the cost. Rugged. 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. JABRA. Ideal for rave dads on the Costa. £149.5mm SIZE 354x182x118mm POWER 4x 20W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. A wireless dock everyone can enjoy SPECIFICATIONS POWER 40W CONNECTIVITY USB. AirPlay.5mm out SIZE 180x90x234mm POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. CAMBRIDGEAUDIO.CO. 3. Decent battery life. RCA. PURE. a classy design and a strong wireless connection for AirPlay streaming. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE AirPlay and DLNA streaming. £319 WITH. USB media playback and internet radio. TESTED MAY 2013 06 BOWERS & WILKINS A5 £454. Bluetooth via USB dongle. multi-room sound. 3.

CO.1m IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20. The sign of a true audio gent… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Good noise isolation and crisp.{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.CO. larger 2.000 Hz CORD LENGTH Not quoted 05 05 AIAIAI TMA-1 £163. branding-free. apps and games oozes quality each time it’s redesigned.UK.COM. full-bodied audio. Extremely Extrem effective noise cancelling.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. with T3 SAYS swanky sound quality to match SPECIFICATIONS SPECIF IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-25 000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. SENNHEISER. FROM £249.2m IMPEDANCE 60 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20. but when the batteries run out the music dies SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Fetching. Great noise isolation from snug in-ear fit. URBANEARS.2 Slightly better than the Touch on audio. £129. URBANEARS.000Hz IMP CORD LENGTH 1. Swift.UK.7m NEW IMPEDANCE 24 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 6-24. and is cheaper. A great hipster’s choice SPECIFICATIONS S IMPEDANCE 34 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20.BEATSBYDRE.COM/UK 01 B&W P3 £169. it worked SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Lasso-style hangers keep buds securely in your ears.CO.2m 03 3 PHILIPS FIDELIO L1 £200.UK. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 09 9 URBANEARS ZINKEN £80. UK.CO. Now only available as 16GB model. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Great audio.3m CO 04 4 BEATS BY DR DRE EXECUTIVE £269. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 07 07 SENNHEISER CX 890I £119. 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.000 Hz CORD LENGTH 1.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. 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.DK. doesn’t come particularly cheap HA T3 SAYS Super comfort and the highest audio quality lity justify the higher price tag.CO. Play-Doh-like design.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE NT RY J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 3 3 .UK. £80. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 06 6 URBANEARS PLATTAN £39. Excellent on-ear touch controls HATE Battery life not brilliant. though only 8GB storage. 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. SONY.36m IMPEDANCE 85 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20. more compact and lighter. SONY.UK Another excellent. TESTED NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Clear. APPLE. TESTED JUNE 2012 0 08 8 B&W P5 £249. Minimal commuter-perturbing leakage HATE Maybe a bit pricey for in-ears T3 SAYS Consistently good sound quality and noise T iso isolation make these perfect for the daily slog SPECIFICATIONS SPE IMPEDANCE 32 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20.CO. Evidently. slightly worse on everything else. feel and price.5-inch touchscreen. with punchy. BOWERS-WILKINS. reliable Bluetooth pairing and active e noise-cancelling. SAMSUNG. 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. bass-loaded audio SPECIFICATIONS IMPEDANCE Not quoted FREQUENCY RANGE Not quoted CORD LENGTH 1.UK.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. Foldable design HAT A Noise cancelling requires AAA batteries HATE T3 SAYS Exceptional sound quality.2m AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.COM. properly punchy bass and a stylishly rugged. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Sensitive speakers. £249. AIAIAI.COM. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 LOVE Looks better than the P5 below.000Hz CORD LENGTH Wireless IMPEDANCE 32 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 17-23. A muso’s delight SPECIFICATIONS L LOVE Outstanding audio with good noise isolation HATE HAT A E Bested by the cheaper P3s at #1. matt black design HATE Overly laid-back treble at times T3 SAYS The team behind these cans consulted 25 top DJs to get them sounding right. PARROT. A simple. Android-powered PMP. APPLE. Crisp sound.2m C 02 2 PARROT ZIK DESIGN BY STARCK £280.COM/UK 2 SONY WALKMAN 4 SAMSUNG GALAXY S NWZ-Z1060 WI-FI 4. PHILIPS. transparent audio with meaty bass and nicely retro retr stylings. 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 JANUARY 2011 10 SONY XBA-S65 £79. The looks are self-consc self-consciously “premium” and consequently a bit naff Y The T P5 has a high-end look. as ever. ideal for pop and rock. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 LOVE Loud Lo but precise sound quality. Lightweight. BOWERS-WILKINS.COM.COM/UK New.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. An anti-tangle cord adds further niceness HATE Luxury.

760dpi SIZE 465x458x198mm WEIGHT 11.COM.3. five-inch screen.COM. Crisp menus.COM.0 BATTERY LIFE 4 days SIZE 147-197mm circumference WEIGHT From 27g 05 TOMTOM GO LIVE 1005 £260 + £47 PER YEAR. 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. smartphone-like design. this grips and bends to suit your needs SPECIFICATIONS LOV LOVE Free iPhone app. Mac OS X 10. although arguably more “blokey” T3 SAYS This snazzy bangle does exactly what is says on the tin: reminds you to be more active on a daily basis SPECIFICATIONS SUPPORTS Up to 3kg SIZE 250x60x60mm WEIGHT 241g CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 4.COM 01 GARMIN 3490LMT 3490LM £235.COM. Easy Wi-Fi setup and simple printing from iPhones HATE Prints are more expensive than average T3 T SAYS It’s not cheap. weatherproof build. Customisable. five-inch screen SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Well-thought-out. 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. ASTROGAMING. Free traffic updates HATE With map updates gratis. Simple-to-navigate maps and a responsive touchscreen. this is small. XP. GARMIN. MOBILEFUN.CO. LOGITECH. NIKE. 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. sleek.COM/PLUS.3 inches CONNECTIVITY USB 2. noise-cancelling headset HATE The cost may cause a little anxiety.UK. TOMTOM. Very comfortable. 2x AA batteries 02 0 2 ASTRO GAMING A50 £249. Mac.0.UK Doubles the battery life. LOGITECH.COM OTTERBOX DEFENDER Protection against drops and dust without too much excess bulk. £30.0 BATTERY LIFE 5-7 days SIZE 48x19x10mm WEIGHT 8g CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. MUGENPOWER BATTERIES. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 SCREEN 4. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Larger screen. One year of TomTom’s Live services free.CO.UK. if a little primitive SPECIFICATIONS E SCREEN 5 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 143x88x19mm NEW SCREEN 4. JOBY. USB. Xbox 360 players s will have to wire it to their controller d T3 SAYS THE accessory for gamers. Reliably stable HATE Lacks height T3 SAYS A solid yet flexible tripod for every imaginable surface. Vista.3 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 122x74x9mm LOVE Works with PC and Mac. but for more demanding photographers this provides top quality prints SPECIFICATIONS CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 4. Lightweight L enough to carry anywhere.COM/UK.0. 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.1 surround sound from a wireless.9 or later 03 03 FITBIT ONE £80. Pow! £73. TESTED MARCH 2013 08 EPSON PX830FWD £348. giving you motiv motivational Fuel to burn HATE Not as good as Fitbit. EPSON. with excellent sound quality across PC.CO. slick. TESTED MARCH 2011 10 0 TOMTOM RIDER £349.COM. TESTED AUGUST 2012 06 LOVE Slim.COM.COM 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 FLIP COVER 4 GALAXY NOTE 2 MUGEN BATTERY & COVER Slimline bumper-and-flip job protects your S4’s bountiful. the Rider is good.4kg 4 04 JOBY GORILLAPOD SLR-ZOOM JOB £42. Rugged. USB 2.0 SIZE 130x101x53mm AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. Ups your activity all-day. $30. Bluetooth 4. Comprehensive mapping HATE No Live services. TESTED JULY 2011 LOVE Great build quality. 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. ethernet RESOLUTION Up to 5. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Flexibility adds creative freedom. INCIPIO. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 07 LOVE Top-notch audio quality with Dolby 7. FITBIT. Adds a kickstand. there’s little to dislike here T3 SAYS The ultimate co-pilot. TOMTOM.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 4 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 NT RY . PS3 and Xbox 360 SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH PERFORMANCE M MOUSE MX £50. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 09 NIKE+ FUELBAND £129.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. £27. reliable and won’t steal your boiled sweets SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH K360 WIRELESS KEYBOARD SPECIFICATIONS £23. relatively low-res screen T3 SAYS The best satnav for two wheels rather than T fo four. bike-specific features. OTTERBOX.

com .com/cgawards Brought to you by 3D World.3dworldmag. the magazine for CG artists. 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/3dworldmagazine www.facebook. www.3dworldmag. animation.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.



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

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