Make the wise choice. pick one of these super-smart sets 74 Samsung Galaxy S4 99 The latest Android superphone has landed. But we’re gonna make it even easier with sunlovers’ essentials from cameras to speakers It’s time to upgrade the telly. Does it beat the HTC One or Sony Xperia Z? Pick your cycling tribe and get kitted out. and the living is easy.Contents July 2013 / Issue 217 ON THE COVER Feel-good tech of the summer 56 Your new TV tested Tech life: bike special 109 Summertime. from rad rides to gadgets and clothing Tech will make us superheroes 87 How to become a real-life Man of Steel/Iron J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 7 . with a bigger screen and flashier features.


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


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

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

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

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

HDMI and an SD card reader all feature. while Dolby Digital 5. even after you leave the car. TOMTOM. PHILIPS. OUT MAY 1 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . with its LED light serving up 700 big lumens of brightness and a 1280x800 image resolution. 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. You can also send traffic info to your smartphone via Bluetooth – ensuring safe journeys. full-HD.CO. £TBC. OUT TBC {3} RAISING THE BAR Philips HTL5120 On a mission to improve your TV’s sound quality without adding any cable mess. It can also play as part of a surround-sound speaker team.UK. It comes in 4.or six-inch screen sizes. tablet or smartphone and turns them into 51-inch images. A redesigned user interface offers quick search options – your live map is shown in the background – and clearer traffic information. A three-month speed camera trial will help you avoid the need for Chris Huhnetype fraudulence. An Intel Core processor – precise model unconfirmed as yet – two USB slots.CO. Philips has loaded its Double Bass tech into this Bluetooth-connected soundbar. The wing-shaped profile has been engineered for either wall or table-top mounting. 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. all with a lifetime sub to TomTom’s real-time traffic service. while an integrated orientation sensor works to optimise sound performance depending on its position in the room. guys: this Windows 8 Pro Toshiba is the latest hybrid device offering a bit of both.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. OUT NOW {4} TO PROJECT AND SERVE Asus B1M Projector How can you make your PowerPoint presentation more impressive? One answer is star wipes. while a solidstate drive keeps moving parts to a minimum and the thickness to just 19. while a 2W speaker provides a certain amount of sound. but the Z10t does feel reassuringly businesslike. but for even greater classiness. £250.3-. Sexy it ain’t. ASUS.1 helps with the Virtual Surround. TOSHIBA.UK. five. £529.9mm.COM. Dual 60W speakers pump out soundtracks with aplomb. Rip the detachable. It collects files straight from your network-connected laptop. 11. £TBC. there’s this wireless projector.COM/UK.6-inch touchscreen tablet from the splash-resistant keyboard dock and input switches from backlit keys to ten-finger multi-touch accordingly.

so you can mix Black Sabbath into Chrvches using just a laptop and the very smallest of trestle tables.COM. KOBO. OUT T NOW {6} THEN THEY LIVED HAPPILY IN HI-DEF… Kobo Aura HD Kobo’s latest ereader comes with a built-in backlight. it also includes tech borrowed from Sony’s high-end RX range.COM/UK. but it does offer a cheap musical fix. or adding them via the miracle of microSD. OUT NOW WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. £TBC. a 19.000. 4G. but it does have mum-like multitasking powers. Also on-board: an eight-“mega”pixel camera. So you’ve learned something today. £350. this is the first compact camera to feature a 30x optical zoom. NUMARK. storing them in the 4GB provided. with Windows 8 home screens for everyone. SAMSUNG.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 9 . so you can now choose from a selection of 2. It also shoots 50fps full-HD video. with hours. plus Android Jelly Bean OS. EQ controls have been mysteriously abandoned.7GHz chip and 1. It’s easy on the eye.EU.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. With Intel Pentium or Celeron processors.5-inch. £130. OUT JUNE {5} TIME IS FLUID Ressence Type 3 Forget regular watch faces.5 million e-tomes.4-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and Wi-Fi for uploading your long-lens shots of Prince Harry cavorting directly to social networks.CO. take a closer look. while a dedicated EV dial on the back lets you fiddle with exposure compensation like a pro.5GB of RAM should deliver splendid performance. what you want is a liquid-filled dome. and costs this much because that’s much harder to maintain than you ever dreamed. or Note II’s 5. 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.UK. while a dualcore 1. A thermostatic valve system allows for the addition and removal of liquid so the dome is always totally – but not overly – full. OUT JUNE {9} VA-VA ZOOM Sony Cyber-shot HX50 Go on.COM. and a hotshoe means you can add an external flash. overlaid with Samsung’s beloved TouchWiz. putting it in direct competition with the Kindle Paperwhite. £TBC. including a 20. Basically. with its 6. ACER. seconds and days displayed as if you’re looking into an amphibian’s bulging eye. 1600x900 LCD screen and Dolby Home Theatre surround sound.3-incher. 1080x1440 resolution. so it’s compatible with most existing PC and Mac DJ software. SONY. faders and two FX dials.COM. integrated graphics and up to 16GB RAM it may not exactly challenge Deep Blue. £140. You can connect directly to speakers and also via USB and MIDI. RESSENCE. Not content with above-average eyesight.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.0 and NFC.8-inch e-ink screen boasting a crisp. 6. Bluetooth 4. $35. it’s a watch whose face is filled with fluid. OUT NOW {10} ABSOLUTELY PHABLETULOUS Samsung Galaxy Mega What? The Galaxy S4’s five-inch screen. so you can forget headlining the Ministry with this.

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


you fanciful devil. with club-space in the back. Well. HYUNDAI. Apparently it’s designed for aerial photography. calories burned and more. 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. 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.COM Hyundai E4U The battery-powered “egg car” concept is designed for urban driving.000 Amount raised: $1. Designed by Oakley. but it will make for a flash arrival in the Morrison’s car park. it’ll have a headsup display to paint relevant info – speed.970 A tiny sticker loaded with Bluetooth technology. obviously… £TBC. 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: $110.000. up and away in our beautiful. AR gaming and security. keys or child. we’d want to be able to get away faster than that. INDIEGOGO.140. but we mainly like it because it reminds us of the micro-drones in Iain M Banks’ sci-fi Culture novels. etc – onto the windscreen.COM. $50. GET TO ZE CHOPPER! Up.000 Amount raised: $846. it’ll do 50mph down the fairway. altitude.000. then track them via an app on your smartphone. Lost your phone too? There’s nothing we can do for you… 3 MisFit Shine Campaign goal: $100. The headlights look like a … human iris. while sensors placed around the craft will warn you if you’re veering near obstructions such as buildings. this is now being built on the reals. Operated by joysticks. NEOTERICHOVERCRAFT. crowd-funded flying machine… EVER DREAMED OF OWNING YOUR own Jetsons-style.COM Bubba Watson’s BW1 hovercraft Originally created for a viral marketing campaign. you may be in luck if this IndieGoGo-funded concept gets off the ground. It’s called the PSH-M1. That we know.975 A palm-sized robot that flies like a bird and hovers like an insect. £TBC. one-chap ’copter? Well. with a top speed of 18mph and room for one person – if we were driving a car that looked like this. 2 StickNFind Campaign goal: $70. RENAULT.COM 2 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. Stick it on your favourite tech. covered in green LED lights to this carbon fibre motor.C O M .675 Part of the recent surge in fitness tech. 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. The rest of the details are sketchy as the Netherlands-based design team iron out a few thornier details. powerlines or childrens’ soft heads.000 Amount raised: $931.


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


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


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





202 Calories 11.932 Average burn 7. made by LG. TWEETS AND POSTS about Microsoft’s latest innovation.040. debates and harsh lessons igniting the tech world this month THE BUZZ A simple. @LALACOMFIIE VIA TWITTER Nintendo has sold more of its – now a bit of a bargain – original Wiis than its new GamePad-toting Wii U consoles this year.850.000 users from other networks.295 Calories 46. Fingers crossed.857 Average burn 10. now home of the Large Hadron-Collider. for Nokia by STMicroelectronics. ahead of network competitors.5 billion! Rubbish! FACEBOOK HOME Our in-depth review is on p99. are now on sale in South Korea.223 entrants have burned 192.238. Fancy buying one? The 55-inch model will cost you £8. effective worldwide. to the back of your smartphone for a 100 per cent battery boost. That moment when T3’s #GalaxyS4Party is trending Take a look at our preview of IllumiRoom (p15) to learn more The Powerskin PoP’n case attaches. NW1 6NW I N B OX Radar Online stories. however they are received. Will the new Xbox match it? Have a Powerskin PoP’n battery case while you wait to find out… and I’m still here rolling on Galaxy S2. a researcher at CERN.cern. with the tantalising promise of 20Mbps download speeds. created the world wide web. free of charge. limpet-like.528. £52. Are you 4G connected? Then: EE announced its first-in-the-UK 4G service last year. London.com Tweet @t3dotcom Facebook /T3mag Letters T3 Magazine.000 times from Google Play. less shipping fees.UK WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3.2.048 Average burn 8.614 Average burn 9. Now: CERN has made the first ever webpage available to the public – info. TV LICENSING VIA EMAIL Are the Galaxy S4’s software tweaks just a gimmick or do they have a real-world use? @IAINTHEORACLE VIA TWITTER The big A’s reported quarterly profits have dropped for the first time in a decade – to a piffling $9. I would like to add that a Licence is required if you use a set top box to watch or record shows at the same time they’re shown on TV.331 kcal Team Apple Recruits 4. Microsoft is toying with the amazing IllumiRoom concept and previously released Kinect.725.670. it believes. Android Army Recruits 12. 2 Balcombe Street. which prevents the mics being sold to HTC. everyone… WHATSAPP WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? {INTERNET} {LEGA L} {MOBILE} CERN recreates first ever webpage Then: 20 years ago. Sony is seriously losing out in the gaming tech wars! DEAN WEBLEY VIA FACEBOOK FYI… In issue 216 you correctly advised readers that you do not need a TV Licence if you only ever watch shows downloaded from the internet.uk site THE T3 ENDOMONDO CHALLENGE Which OS has the fittest fans? 20. Now: High contract costs and limited availability in the UK’s rural expanses mean EE has so far lured just 130. not just in the Netherlands. direct layout – reminds us of the new gov. Can Mario save them? APPLE STAR LETTER Microsoft vs Sony It makes me laugh that whilst Sony is experimenting with touch-sensitive areas on its controller. {WINNING} What’s going up and down in the land of tech {FA I L I NG} WII U THE T3 WINDEX YOUR MAILS.752. Tim Berners-Lee.960 calories.ch/hypertext/ WWW/TheProject.Email T3@futurenet. Now: Nokia has secured an injunction from the Amsterdam District Court. SEND MAIL. *Sighs*.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 3 5 . WIN THIS The Galaxy S4 lands… Awkward.html Nokia vs HTC One Then: Nokia discovered that HTC’s flagship phone uses microphone components designed. First step to challenging the Facebook phone? CURVY TECH The world’s first curved OLED TVs.CO.274 Calories 114. He then gave it to the world. netting a not-sogood average review score of 2.220 kcal BlackBerry Brigade Recruits 1.755 Calories 12. POWERSKIN. How many Galaxy S4 phones would it take to crush a midget? @JAMESLOCKWOOD9 VIA TWITTER The social hub has been downloaded 500.908 kcal WP Warriors Recruits 1.509 Average burn 9. and the results are in… T3 We’ve been nominated for Consumer Media Brand of the Year at the 2013 PPA awards.778 kcal Symbian Squad Recruits 697 Calories 6.950 kcal Nokia’s new Asha 210 phone features a dedicated WhatsApp button for instant messaging.


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




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



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

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

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

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

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but it has become « T ILLUSTRATION RYAN GILLETT J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 5 1 . The Guardian launched a liveblog to chronicle the silliness. but it also represented something quietly profound. You could argue this was nothing but a weak joke stretched beyond breaking point. Now. 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. that can be endlessly remoulded for comic purposes. and you’d be right.Opinion TA L K IN G T EC H W IT H T 3’S E X P E RT AL L IES {THIS MONTH} Luke Lewis is a meme master Mark Prigg’s early adopter envy Duncan Bell debates in-app policy Vote Peter Firth to live on Mars Edited by Matt Hill LUKE LEWIS {INSIGHT} MEMES FOR THE MASSES Buzzfeed UK’s editor reckons the geeks have inherited the earth. specifically. with news delivered via internet sound bites becoming the social norm… here was a moment. Celebrities piled in with gags. and the moment memes went truly mainstream. a few weeks back. It actually predates the internet – Richard Dawkins coined it in 1976 – but it’s come to mean a reference. Namely. when it seemed like the whole of the internet was talking Balls. It was such a popular reference. This kind of playful creativity has always been popular on the web. The MP’s face was crudely Photoshopped on to endless pictures. while maintaining its underlying structure. the triumph of LOL-laden web culture. meme is a slightly annoying word. usually a photo. Peak Balls was reached on April 28 – now to be known as Ed Balls Day. Ed Balls.

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

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



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.com . Rob Temple Tech Beats By Dr Dre Pill. ukbeatsbydre. £170.


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

699. uk. uk. unguents and scents safe during well-earned weekend escapes. so a few afternoons in the sun won’t ultimately leave you looking like a Cuprinol’d Ronnie Wood.co. £180. £40.2 Gloster Fusion Sling Four back positions make this ideal for chilling out in style.com 5 Robomow RS630 This will mow your lawn while you relax.com 3 Dermalogica After Sun Repair This repairs damage done by UV rays. aspinal oflondon. Smile! £165.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. but a built-in flash means you can snap away after dark. fitbit. No artificial fragrance or colour is used in its creation. in no uncertain terms. £175. it auto-shares your physical decline with online chums.com grenade-shaped one? P118. Ten-meg stills and 1080p video are superb for the price and size. nikon. including a £2.500. gloster. will you? £1. and fat percentage as the season’s barbecues take their terrible toll. robomow. Even better. BMI.remingtoneurope. £100. Pass us another G&T and fire up the barbie (p60).co. dermalogica. compact system cam has no viewfinder. then… 1 Remington MB4550 Control Touch The world’s first touchscreen beard trimmer – yup – has 175 length options.com « J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 5 9 .damsonaudio. steel blades reach to the borders of Want more Bluetooth its base for precision edging.uk 4 Damson Oyster A curvaceous body. £29. then return to its base and charge itself. this elegant “sac de toilette” will keep your gels. gardening. ensuring perfectly pearly whites for summer.uk 5 Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale Lets you track your ballooning weight. simple. speakers. T3-style. The hardened Further sward-tending robo-slaves are on p77. gut-punching sound from four amps and Bluetooth for wireless playback mean this brings the party-funk to your yard. helping you get your style just right for some summer lovin’ . £350.com 2 Aspinal of London men’s hanging wash bag Water-resistant yet leathery.com 3 Nikon 1 J1 This chic. colgate.

499. basically. At last! £15.uk 3 Herman Miller Aeron Executive The office classic’s mesh back keeps you cool in every sense. josephjoseph. refreshing air rather than web browsing and time-passing apps. non-slip.com reviewed. £2.420. herman miller.com 6 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . except with cool. fish. so you won’t be a hunchback by the time you retire. exactingly. over on p106 1 Dyson AM02 Mini This may look just like Dyson’s much-loved tower fan but it stands only 87cm tall.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. As well as keeping your deskspace free of midges. apple. dyson.uk 2 Gallotti & Radice Milano Finish options are natural ash. all served up. folding chopping board that doubles as a colander. this resembles a mushroom designed by Philippe Starck. From £3. while a huge range of adjustments suit any body shape.099. £1.com 2 Salter Heston Blumenthal precision meat thermometer Not sure if your meat’s ready? Pierce it with this silicon-gripped analyser.co.co.com 4 Bodum Bistro electric table grill One side does crêpes and bacon. Our favourite feature? A sear station that ensures your meat looks as good as it tastes and vice versa. veg. it doubles as an LED lamp.uk 4 Apple iMac The 2013 model drops the DVD drive to slim down to the same depth as an iPhone 5. bodum. £300.113. 20-inch from £1. $75. 27-inch from £1. salterhousewares. if blood spurts out and hits you in the face.co. at your table. It’s like the iPad Mini. Et indoors with the kitchen tech on p67.com 3 Joseph Joseph Rinse and Chop Plus A space-saving.com/uk 5 Inadays InaTrap Electronic Insect Killer The best-looking bug zapper around. £10. black or tobacco stain. it’s not ready. The 15mm glass top adds boardroom class to your spare room and could double as a ping pong table at a push. viola: mains and dessert. weber. the Get your grub sorted other meats. fcilondon. Sporty in-earphones are £130. amazon. Compared to a laptop it offers more screen and less microwaving of your scrotum.900.

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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£5. £4. The bike? What. don’t all magazines have a vintage Vespa in their stationery cupboard? £140. Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen. revo. £12. while the nose pads adjust for schnozz sizes from Carey Mulligan to Gerard Depardieu. £8 .ESSENTIAL SUMMER GADGETS SUMMER Tech eb books for the trip Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K Dick.99 The Facebook Effect David Kirkpatrick.99 5 Revo Windspeed sunglasses Moisture and dirt roll right off the oleophobic lenses on these stylish shades.com Information is Beautiful David McCandless.98 The New Digital Age.


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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.



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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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




either. There’s a window in the front cover. there’s a bigger screen – it’s five inches instead of last year’s 4. innovative features that really make this phone stand out. If you felt the S3 looked too plasticky. It’s the new. Yes.8 inches – and it now boasts a full-HD resolution. The HTC One’s screen is marginally sharper. has « 1 4 1 0 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . but who does that? {DIMENSIONS} There’s another benefit to the removable back: you can replace it with an S Cover. Last year’s HEIGHT 136mm Smart Stay technology. So far. Thanks to Samsung’s skill with Super AMOLED technology. It’s at 30fps stuck with a removable back. since the hype machine for the Samsung Galaxy S4 first revved its engine. It’s the same height and 0. so safe. Can the S4’s innovations help it wrestle back its crown? Time to find out… The design. it’s not a bad looking phone. which wraps the phone and closes over the screen with a magnet. but that’s because it’s packing the same number of pixels into a smaller space. Despite that. 4G. vivid. the screen delivers rich. Many smartphones. IR sensor. NFC. Bluetooth 4.0. when flexed. bright colours – those colours don’t look as over-saturated as they can on some other Samsung screens. but with straighter lines and a subtle texturing effect beneath the glossy plastic. 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. microSD slot swap batteries for extended BATTERY LIFE Not quoted use. – you can squeeze in more Super AMOLED OS Android Jelly Bean power when you’re not PROCESSOR/RAM 1. However.7mm thinner than the S3. this is one of the best phone screens yet. with the screen displaying the time and other important information through the gap. is a very gentle upgrade to last year’s Galaxy S3. for a start.It’s here: the most anticipated smartphone of the year. you can GPS.9GHz wasting space on the cases quadcore/2GB removable batteries need STORAGE 16GB REAR CAM 13-meg/1080p – but not the Galaxy S4. 1080x1920. FRONT CAM 2-meg/1080p meaning the phone creaks CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. you’re unlikely to be impressed. {SPECIFICATION} especially high-end ones. though. In fact. prefer sealed battery units DISPLAY 5-inch. we’ve seen new Android upstarts – the HTC One and Sony Xperia Z – shoot to the top of the T3 charts (see p124).

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

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


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


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

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

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

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



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

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

The class award for best dressed goes to the Loewe Connect ID. 3x USB. Jam-packed internet TV portal Interface is a bit of a mess. Wi-Fi. This year that television is the Samsung UE46F8000. 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. 7 5 3 The most developed content portal out there. Limited catch-up TV selection 639x1083x64/14.995 LOEWE. Ambilight trickery Overly processed hi-def image.CO. Samsung’s new eye-candy menu makes onscreen navigation much more intuitive.COM The HTC One and Galaxy S4 both arrived with builtin infra-red.699 PANASONIC.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. Basic EPG. WLAN. no specs included BBC iPlayer. Ethernet. J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 1 7 . 4x HDMI. Box Office 365. with the Panasonic set offering dual tuners and a great interface – worryingly short on content at the moment – and the Sony showing off its outstanding range of ondemand content. Looks highly stylish Lacklustre blacks limit cinematic appeal. catch-up TV and apps. its shown real innovation and potential. confusing picture options 46-inch. digital audio.9kg High-end design.COM Control Wi-Fi-connected devices via this iPad app.TV PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT65 £1.000 PHILIPS. DVB-S Passive. Lost for something to watch? Samsung’s S-Recommendation engine learns your Samsung offering buyers a hardware upgrade path. but it needs more on-demand and catch-up content to compete with other sets. Cartoon Network 40W 4x HDMI. DEMOPAD. LOGITECH. YouTube. Blinkbox. component. 3x USB. £230. Daily Motion. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. £28. with a massive choice of catch-up from the main channels and ondemand extras too.6kg Crisp. there’s the Philips 42PFL6188S. Sport Acetrax.COM SAMSUNG UE46F8000 £1. with quality stereo speakers and generous amplification Limited on-demand – no YouTube! Motion resolution not ideal for sports/action Bespoke TV tailoring. LoveFilm. composite video. 2x Freesat Active. allowing you to record one channel to a USB hard drive and watch another. Wi-Fi. Our favourites are Panasonic and Sony. USB. Viewster. you can. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch RATING {REASONS} Why Samsung’s UE46F8000 is our top telly… 1 Offers astonishingly sharp HD imagery. For non-IR smartphones there’s still the option of controlling your TV via WiFi using the set’s branded remote app. Lovefilm. Viewster. DLNA. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD.UK SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. 2x Freesat Passive. Twin tuners lets it work as a PVR. SD 627x1067x35/15kg Customisable smart TV interface. iConcerts 24W 42-inch. 6 2 4 Twin tuners means you can record one channel to an external USB drive while watching another. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD.Smart TVs R A T E D SPEC SHOT MAKE AND MODEL PRICE WEBSITE SCREEN LOEWE CONNECT ID 46 £1. 2x specs BBC iPlayer. Good audio and reasonable price tag. but more we just need more content… action junkies online content is needed Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. DailyMotion. this 46-inch screen looks every bit the future-proof television.999 SAMSUNG. Acetrax. Audio is class-leading. composite. BBC News. TuneIn Radio. Ethernet. 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. RF and Bluetooth mastery. Wi-Fi. 3x USB. Netflix. DVB-S2 Active. viewing habits and suggests shows. Ethernet.UK PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1. digital DLAN. which is getting a letter sent home to its mother entitled “must do better” . but only one of them can be top of the class. allowing them to function as remotes for all your AV kit. Add an optional IP2IR blaster (£100) and you can control other AV kit too. 3x USB. Great! Now makes this a great telly for Ambilight glow. 1920x1080 LED LCD 2x Freeview HD. Vimeo 18W 47-inch. YouTube. Bluetooth. and offers swipe and tap touchscreen control as well as IR. It’s a built-in PVR. involving picture that’s especially good for action and sports. DLAN. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. Picture quality is great and the design is eye-catching. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. It’s a close call for second and third place. Ethernet. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. optical digital 674x1064x78/21. Netflix. YouTube.5kg Edge-to edge glass makes for an attractive look. but again a dirth of on-demand content and apps leaves it bottom of this bright class.CO. YouTube. Acetrax.399 SONY. but a choice of colours doesn’t excuse a lack of on-demand 47-inch. 1920x1080 LED LCD 2x Freeview HD. component 599x1033x35mm/14kg Smartphone apps. {FINAL WORD} T3’S PREMIUM TV GUIDE… All of these TV sets have an above-average IQ and membership to MENSA. Netflix. Come 2014. Finally. DVB-S2 Passive. component audio. Spotify 40W 4x HDMI. With a re-organised content portal that picks out shows it thinks you’ll enjoy and dual tuners. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. Vimeo. Ethernet. ITV player. Sleek and minimalist. DLAN. The chance to customise the colour of the set is attractive. Feed it a good Blu-ray and the results are cinematic. component. Wi-Fi. DailyMotion. Expect new apps to follow soon. Via adaptor: Scart 953x562x32mm/12.COM/UK 46-inch. Crackle 20W 4x HDMI.

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

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

CO. A time-saving power up/down function turns the Rider on when you twist the ignition. all told. AirPlay.0. if you roll that way. mind.Reviews R A T E D BOWERS & WILKINS Z2 £330. relatively low-res screen T3 SAYS The best satnav for two wheels rather than four.COM This designer speaker dock is a diminutive relative of the Zeppelin Air. Tasteful aesthetics and compact footprint HATE No Bluetooth or iPad docking T3 SAYS AirPlay nuts will love the simplicity of the B&W Z2.5mm line-in tucked around the back. More importantly.6kg Steering away from the wireless-only route of many competitors. Comprehensive mapping HATE No Live services. {SPECIFICATIONS} SCREEN 4. ethernet. borrowed from the Zeppelin Air. LOVE Well thought-out. Android rockers do get a line in. or you can hook it up to your bike for constant power. The Z2’s connectivity might be a little idiosyncratic. Bluetooth connectivity sends turn-by-turn instructions to your headset or helmet intercom and you can make and receive calls too. with a baseball cap-like peak to keep sunlight reflections off the screen. it’s got impressive lungs for such a compact speaker. Map services from TomTom are reliably accurate. Volume is also plentiful – with a total of 40W on offer.3-inch. a reasonable price tag. Bike-specific features include the option of taking routes with more corners so you can really “get your knee down” . effective and stylish AirPlay/Lightning dock for the kitchen.UK TOMTOM RIDER £349. an added Lightning connector and. Rugged. Bluetooth 4. so if you don’t have an iOS device you’re not invited to the party. for whatever reason. 480x272 resolution. such as the Jawbone Jambox and the Bluetooth speakers reviewed on p118. if a little primitive FOR THE EXTENDED REVIEW HEAD TO T3. 3. TOMTOM. bedroom. BOWERS-WILKINS. Generally you’ll want to stream your iDevice over the very reliable AirPlay connection. {SPECIFICATIONS} POWER 2 x 20W CONNECTIVITY Lightning connector.0 QUOTED BATTERY LIFE Up to 6 hours SIZE/WEIGHT 130x101x53mm/353g The 4. there are no Live services for realtime traffic updates. There are niggles – the top notes don’t sing with the clarity of the bottom ones – but anyone looking for a simple. Excellent bass. but you do get a free. bike-specific features. weatherproof build. It’s a nifty little device. at least Built for bikers. this satnav is tougher than an old-skool courier.COM WORDS DAN SUNG AND DAVID JONES J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 0 . there is a 3. There’s no Bluetooth. updated map every year. while the same patented B&W Flowport tech that you find boosting the bass in the Zeppelin Air adds depth. with a simplified interface keeping buttonpressing to a minimum – anything beyond basic commands is a tad awkward. Two fullrange drivers provide clear mids and highs. Battery life is six hours.COM FOR THE EXTENDED REVIEW HEAD TO T3. LOVE Simple operation. 480x272 STORAGE 4GB CONNECTIVITY USB 2.3-inch touchscreen has a serviceable.5mm jack SIZE/WEIGHT 180x320x100mm/2. little upstart. with simple-to-use AirPlay streaming. orangery or saloon could do a lot worse than this noisy. It’s ready for the open road. B&W has added a Lightning connector for hooking up your iPhone 5 – there’s no iPad compatibility. G Wi-Fi. at least by B&W’s standards. you can use it wearing gloves. waterproof to one metre. What’s that? You insist? Okay. the Rider is good. but its audio quality is very hard to quibble over. but your attendance will be frowned upon.


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JABRA. Massive 64GB storage. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Bright. PLAY.BT. Fiddly waterproof connectors T3 SAYS Stunning and waterproof.COM.7-inch. it’s also less fully featured SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS NEW E PROCESSOR 1. HTC.GOOGLE. amazing screen and strong battery. Bright screen E HATE Average camera. Slightly plasticky build T3 SAYS S A mighty phone that’s powerful. full-HD display.COM/UK.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. longer-lasing brother is the power user’s HTC phone SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slick. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB 02 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 £600. Long battery life. HTC. However. HTC. Average battery life T3 SAYS Bigger and brighter. Great audio. feature-packed an and very desirable SPECIFICATIONS LO LOVE BlackBerry Hub and improved BlackBerry World.7-inch screen is tasty indeed. Better front-facing camera for video. LO of innovative features.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4. SUPERTOOTH. bold and big screen.COM/UK. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOV Fast. but you’ll still need to charge every day T3 SAYS The HTC One X’s smarter. UK. Sony’s best smartphone yet and a top Android SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Nice ’n’ low price. Great styling. Bright.7-inch.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 24 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . APPLE.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4.COM/UK. SHOP.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch. £45.4GHz quadcore SCREEN 4.BLACKBERRY. 4G capability – if you’re on an EE contract. Speedy and slick HATE Big screen might make it too bulky for some users T3 SAYS Stunning design.COM 01 HTC ONE £520. 32GB or 64GB NT 03 3 SONY XPERIA Z S £500.COM/UK. A fantastic. Cheaper than the One X+ (below left) SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1.COM/UK 2 BT EASY BLUETOOTH CALL KIT 4 JABRA CRUISER 2 Very basic.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. Comparatively cheap a HATE Bigger battery. the Nokia Lumia 920 is easily the best Windows Phone handset to date SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. TESTED AUGUST 2012 9 09 BLACKBERRY Z10 £480. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB PROCESSOR A6 SCREEN 4-inch.COM. Reasonable price HATE Bulky body. £70. Superior camera. 1280x768 CAMERA 8. TESTED JANUARY 2013 0 10 NOKIA LUMIA 920 £529. innovative camera.NET Announce “Minikit” at any time to wake this slinky-looking.7-inch. thoughtful design.COM. no microSD slot T3 SAYS LG and Google serve up cutting-edge specs at a price that’s very hard to beat SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4. TESTED APRIL 2013 08 8 GOOGLE NEXUS 4 FROM £279. Lacks features of other OSs T3 SAYS The best iPhone to date and iOS is still slicker than Android. SAMSUNG. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. Excellent touchscreen keyboard.COM Two mics and Noise Blackout technology make for clear phone calls. but no longer the best Android money can buy RY LOVE Bigger screen. SAMSUNG. with front-facing speakers HATE Average battery life. 1136x640 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. Wireless Charging. great feel.5-inch screen.7-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. Very handy Nokia Maps app. microSD PROCESSOR 1.COM/UK. iOS 6 very smooth HATE Battery life could be better.COM. Overall lack of apps. customisable OS. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Smashing. TESTED JULY 2013 07 APPLE IPHONE 5 FROM £529. L Immaculate display. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 8GB or 16GB 04 SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 FROM £393. Power aplenty Fine selection s HATE It I really is fairly big. £20. quadcore processor ensures smooth operation LOVE and gaming. Not different enough to really appeal T3 SAYS BB10 is a move in the right direction. voiceactivated hands-free kit. Fluid performance.8-inch 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB or 32GB + microSD PROCESSOR 1. Android Jelly Bean HATE Incredibly dull design. Cool gesture features. Just 8GB or 16GB. It’s the new Android champion SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Really strong. TESTED JUNE 2013 06 6 HTC ONE X £379. 32GB storage. 1920x1080 CAMERA 4-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB or 64GB PROCESSOR 1.7-inch. The 4.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. microSD 5 05 HTC ONE X+ £470. Excellent performance all round HATE It’ll be too big for some. PARROT. No expandable memory T3 SAYS A thing of beauty with brains to match. SONYMOBILE. but eight hours’ talk time and a budget price tag add appeal. 4. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 64GB PROCESSOR 1. TESTED JUNE 2012 LOVE Chic metallic design.2-inch. £55. even if the Z10 is more competent than exciting SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. New camera tricks HATE Plasticky design. Very solid build. NOKIA.COM. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LO LOVE Spectacular high-resolution display. Features more gimmicky than essential T3 SAYS Samsung’s best smartphone yet.9GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch.5-inch. colourful.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4.

4G LTE version available HATE Pricey.1-inch.CO.COM. TESTED JANUARY 2013 06 0 6 AMAZON KINDLE FIRE HD £159.UK 2 4 KOBO EREADER TOUCH BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK GLOWLIGHT Great. 1080x800 STORAGE 8GB or 16GB OS Android 4. lighter Kindle with an improved screen is a nailed-on bargain.COM A top quality e-ink screen with added touch control.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 8.9-inch. 32GB or 64GB 5 05 AMAZON KINDLE HD 8. Optimised apps are lacking. £80. No USB charging. microSD 04 APPLE IPAD 2 FROM £329. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Very sharp 8. Limited app selection T3 SAYS The best Kindle yet. GOOGLE. 7. non-expandable storage. UK.COM/NEXUS. this takes the world’s best tablet and proves that smaller is even better SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Amazon’s simplified Android is extremely user-friendly. Jelly Bean OS is L excellent. power and graphical oomph. Heavy on storage HATE More expensive than the equivalent iPad.Tablets {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top four ebook readers 1 AMAZON KINDLE PAPERWHITE 3 AMAZON KINDLE The best ereader screen around. Average screen H T3 SAYS Sibling of the Prime. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE The pocket-friendly. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Retina Display looks stunning. with iOS 5 and apps galore HATE Rear camera is poor.0 PROCESSOR 1. TESTED JANUARY 2013 08 A ASUS TRANSFORMER INFINITY £599.7 £139. UK. GEMINIDEVICES.9-inch screen with ultra-slim bezel looks fantastic and works great. b lack of tablet-specific apps makes it less desirable but SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6.UK. 1280x800 STORAGE 32GB. Easy to use. full-sized tablet market SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4.COM.9-inch. Battery life could be better T3 SAYS Full-sized version.0. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1. the Nexus 7 is by far the best Android tab on the market SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Sharp full-HD screen. now a little bit better – make sure you get enough storage for that Retina-ready gear… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Outstanding.7GHz quadcore O SCREEN 10. More affordable.ASUS.1-inch. microSD AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. shining gem in the manure pile that is the budget.CO. microSD OS iOS 5 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 9.1 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 7. and it’s e excellent value to boot SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6.COM/NEXUS. AMAZON.COM/UK. Features like Google Now add excitement HATE Limited. Plenty of storage plus a microSD slot. carousel-style interface with Lovefilm and Amazon content HATE No 3G option. as upgrades go.UK 01 1 APPLE IPAD MINI FROM £269.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 5 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .3 PROCESSOR 1. 128GB and 4G LTE models now available HATE Pretty minor. 32GB or 64GB OS Android 4. AMAZON. Great screen HATE Processor can struggle. Smooth operation.CO. a premium build and great screen. £69. £109.CO. 32GB. APPLE.ASUS. 2560x1600 STORAGE16GB or 32GB S 03 3 GOOGLE NEXUS 7 FROM £159.2GHz quadcore SCREEN 7-inch.4GHz dualcore SCREEN 9. APPLE.7-inch. less sexy OS Android 4. backlit screen.COM. super-HD display. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb VFM. New A6X processor bolsters speed.2GHz dualcore SCREEN 7-inch.7-inch. faster and sharper. TESTED JUNE 2013 10 GEMINI JOYTAB 9. light and now even cheaper. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 GOOGLE NEXUS 10 G £319. 1280x800 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB 02 2 APPLE IPAD (4TH GEN) FROM £399. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1.2 PROCESSOR 1.0 PROCESSOR 1.9 FROM £229. New iPad is better T3 SAYS Slimmer and cheaper than the new iPad.7-inch. now backlit for late-night edification. 64GB or 128GB OS Android 4. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB. there’s no reason to buy this over a Prime. 2048x1536 STORAGE 16GB. plus access to one million free ebooks and libraries. FROM £109.6GHz quadcore SCREEN 10. Solid build e H HATE Lack of dedicated tablet apps.0. AMAZON. Plenty of content on offer.CO. 1920x1200 STORAGE 16GB/32GB OS Android 4. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2011 09 9 t LOVE Decent battery. Wi-Fi only T3 SAYS In terms of bang for your buck.2GHz A8 single core SCREEN 9. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Fantastic price with keyboard dock included HATE Flimsy keyboard. Thin.COM/UK. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB. Keyboard dock.1 Jelly Bean PROCESSOR 1.0. this is still a mighty alluring tablet in its own right SPECIFICATIONS ASUS TRANSFORMER PAD TF300T SP SPECIFICATIONS £428. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB. Google Play access HATE Single core processor T3 SAYS A rare. WHSMITH.3GHz quadcore SCREEN 10. AMAZON. Screen resolution is not the best T3 SAYS Slim and stunningly designed. BARNESANDNOBLE. with plenty of power. 1280x1200 STORAGE 32GB/64GB. though SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4. APPLE.UK. Reduced battery life T3 SAYS Beautiful full-HD screen aside.COM/UK. Book store rivals Amazon’s.1 PROCESSOR 1. plasticky build. but not quite as portable as its seven-inch sibling SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Matches the iPad 2’s screen resolution. No Google Play store T3 SAYS A great tablet for media consumption.9-inch screen.1-inch. GOOGLE. No 3G option yet T3 T SAYS Like the Nexus 7 this gives power on the cheap. Tasty trophy gadget.UK The cheaper.


UK. SONY. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Wide.295. plus plenty on offer for pros.7-inch WEIGHT 506g (body only) 03 SAMSUNG NX300 £600. SONY. touchscreen control SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Brilliant 1080p video and sharp 18-megapixel shots.CO. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 07 SONY ALPHA SLT-A37 £320. TESTED JULY 2011 09 SONY CYBER-SHOT HX20V £233. SAMSUNG. Cheap as chips HATE No touchscreen. TESTED JANUARY 2013 10 CANON EOS M £500. but you need to be over 18.31-inch AMOLED touchscreen WEIGHT 284g MEGAPIXELS 12.UK. Sharp shots achievable at maximum zo zoom. patterns.4 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-80mm ZOOM 4x VIDEO 1080 at 48fps WEIGHT 286g 04 CANON EOS 600D £449.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 7 . Pricey for a point and shoot T3 SAYS Hefty feature set and rock-solid build plus con consistently sharp results.UK.213.COM 01 CANON EOS 650D £567.UK.1-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 2. Smaller sensor than rivals. compact package – a winner SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Dashing metal build and larger-than-average sensor that comes into its own in low lighting.{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. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE DSLR-quality photos.COM/UK.CO.UK. plus $300 towards your next bit of camera gubbins.1 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 25-500mm ZOOM 24x VIDEO 1080 at 50fps WEIGHT 221g 05 FUJIFILM FINEPIX F660 EXR £92. SAMSUNG. the 600D remains an excellent choice SPECIFICATIONS L LOVE Broad zoom range. Tiltable AMOLED touchscreen. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb still image quality. CANON. CANON. Exceptionally good video recording HATE Reduced quality at high ISOs T T3 SAYS Consistent performance across stills and video. No touchscreen T3 SAYS Easy to use for beginners. people. so shop around T3 SAYS An impressive DSLR with great image quality and swift. with a solid. 15x zoom. The overall winner receives a full-time. It costs $10 to enter a photo. professional photography course worth £3. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 CANON EOS 7D £1. Manual controls aplenty. for obvious reasons.COM/UK. manual aperture ring HATE High ISO performance could be better. A wealth of compatible lenses HATE No handgrip. Decent stills.CO.UK. TESTED JUNE 2013 08 8 SAMSUNG EX2F £300. CANON. animal kingdom – and get stuck in.COM Choose a category – nature.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. excellent pictures. Built-in Wi-Fi HATE No viewfinder or built-in flash T3 SAYS Cutting-edge camera features in an attractive. SHOOTTHEFACE.CO. Video Snapshot recording mode HATE Jerky autofocus that’s audible on video T3 SAYS With excellent results across stills and video. 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. The most advanced compact around SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Semi-transparent mirror means faster shooting and focusing.CO. Superb shots.CO. PANASONIC.UK. Smartphone-style controls HATE Need to dial down exposure in bright sunlight T3 SAYS Near pro-quality shots without the bulk of a DSLR. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Fast autofocus.UK.6-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 3. LSPAWARDS. CANON. Entry is free. easy-to-use set of features HATE Price will put off less serious snappers T3 SAYS A workhorse of a DSLR. Lightweight yet solid build. A champion travel zoom SPECIFICATIONS SPEC SENSOR 18-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18x55mm SCREEN 3-inch WEIGHT 570g M MEGAPIXELS 18. with good low-light performance and smooth 1080p video. Pro-quality manual controls. Solid build. viewfinder. Versatile mode dial and features galore HATE HA Minor issues with stills. FUJIFILM. Sony’s not-a-DSLR is a fine camera vi SPECIFICATIONS S MEGAPIXELS 12. TESTED JUNE 2012 LOVE Superb image quality and great low-light shooting thanks to fine high ISO performance HATE The RRP is quite high. 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.CO. A point and shoot with class SPECIFICATIONS SENSOR 21.CO. so choose carefully.8x VIDEO 1080p at 50fps WEIGHT 298g SENSOR 16.

COM/UK.6-inch. TESTED MARCH 2013 09 ACER C7 CHROMEBOOK £199. ACER. now with next-gen power.COM No real-time protection.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 6hrs 02 ASUS ZENBOOK UX31 £800. HP. this Zenbook is a very solid.CO. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. 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. Ultra-fast SSD storage HATE Expensive T3 SAYS Amazing screen and a sky-high price tag SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible price tag.3-inch. Great battery life. although admittedly not outstanding HATE Relatively poor battery life T3 SAYS Attractive and powerful.3-inch. UK. Windows-based MacBook alternative from Dell SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13.6-inch.UK 2 FOR MACS SOPHOS ANTIVIRUS 4 ANTI-MALWARE MALWAREBYTES Runs in the background for low-key protection. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 ACER ASPIRE S3 £475. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1.COM.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7.ORG 01 DELL XPS 15 £695.COM/UK. Gorilla Glass screen.CO.UK.8GHz Core i7 processor and 256GB solid state drive. APPLE. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Classic Air design.UK. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1. Apple has improved its winning formula SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slimline design matches the Zenbook UX31 at #2.4GHz/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. 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. No longer the thinnest laptop T3 SAYS Same great design with even more remarkable performance. Reasonably priced HATE Tricky touchpad.5hrs SCREEN 13-inch. 256GB SSD for the same price as many 128GB ultrabooks. DELL. but added peace of mind.1GHz dualcore/2GB STORAGE 320GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 3hrs 05 HP SPECTRE XT £685. DELL.COM/UK.449. aluminium looks. MALWAREBYTES. ZONEALARM.ASUS. Chunkier than other ultrabooks T3 SAYS High-end processing power at a low price.CO. ACER. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1.3-inch. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 08 ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A £700. SOPHOS.5GHz/8GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs S SCREEN 11. Beats Audio. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Attractive and sturdy all-metal design. Solid spec. Top screen HATE Middling battery life. APPLE.Computers {FOCUS} Free security for your Mac or PC 1 3 FOR PCS FIREWALL AVAST! 8 ZONEALARM FREE The interface has been improved.CO.COM/UK.249. AVAST.5hrs AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.COM Won’t unduly drain resources but does provide protection from phishing. 1. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Amazing screen. Top performer thanks to powerful processor and graphics card. UK.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .ASUS.UK. making repelling viruses more pleasing. TESTED APRIL 2012 07 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 11-INCH £929.3-inch. Seriously thin and portable. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM 1. even if style and battery life suffer a bit as a result SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 15.9GHz/8GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 8. the XPS 15 T3 SAYS With its slinky aluminium case.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs SCREEN 11. Requires web connection T3 SAYS Incredible cheapness makes this a good second machine.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs SCREEN 13.1GHz/8GB STORAGE 1TB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 8hrs SCREEN 13. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Elegant design conceals a throbbing. this is another credible.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs 03 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 13-INCH £1.3-inch. Comfy keyboard HATE Fewer connections than our #1. or one for undemanding users ma SPECIFICATIONS SPE SCREEN 13. APPLE. Good VFM HATE Weighty. Screen could be better T3 SAYS The smartest ultrabook.UK. 1440x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. Quick boot-up to boot HATE Slimline build means no optical drive T3 SAYS The king of the ultrabooks to date combines plenty of power with spunky aesthetics SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Same slimline. Decent screen and acceptable processor.COM. 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.3-inch. TESTED MARCH 2013 10 DELL XPS 13 FROM £999.3-inch. 2560x1600 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 2. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. Excellent build quality. good-VFM option that also has a touch of style SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13. 1920x1080 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 2. 100GB of cloud storage p H HATE Chrome OS lacks support.CO.

COM 01 MICROSOFT XBOX 360 25 250GB £190. though P PROCESSOR Core i7 2GHz GRAPHICS Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M RAM/STORAGE 4GB/256GB CONNECTIVITY 4x USB. ethernet 02 2 SONY PS3 SUPER SLIM £229. useful GamePad.UK. UK. ideally exclusive ones T T3 SAYS Nintendo’s again reinvented the way we play. £2. 854x480 BATTERY 3-5 hours SCREEN 4-inch. SWIPE-MAG.{THE BEST OF EVERYTHING} {CONTENT} TheGuide 3 Gaming iPad mags to get your game on 1 EDGE GAME INFORMER T3 ’s sister title is the games mag where you’ll most often see the word “tropes”. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 10 NINTENDO WII £129. AV out 03 3 NINTENDO WII U PREMIUM FROM £249. 960x544 OLED touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. TESTED NOVEMBER 2011 06 VANQUISH ECLIPSE 670 MKII £999. XBOX. too.18-inch 320x240 touch CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. Outgunned by the Wii U T3 SAYS This underpowered cutesie is still a hit for family-friendly gaming. 4 HDMI. ethernet LOVE Cheap. Great for exclusives.415. Curved design is very ergonomic.CO. Bluetooth 2. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 ALIENWARE M17X R3 SPECIFICATIONS £1. eSata. UK. Battery life only fair T3 SAYS The best. Tactile.8GHz and Nvidia GTX 680 graphics deliver fast.2-inch. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Genuinely revolutionary platform. ALIENWARE. No HD graphics.COM This Mexican mag is beautifully designed. eSATA.199. too.COM US retailer GameSpot’s monthly is the biggest games mag in the world. Full-HD graphics at last for Mario and co HATE Needs more games desperately. NINTENDO. 4x USB. media server that’s 3D-ready and LOVE supports the rather nifty Move controller (£24). 1136x640 touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE Xbox Live remains #1 for online gaming.CO.CO.UK. DVI. 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. G Wi-Fi.99.UK. G Wi-Fi AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.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. Well-considered interactivity nowadays. NINTENDO. 3x HDMI.COM. SD. About level pegging with PS3 for classic titles. 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. £2. 2x HDMI. Also has the T3 Awardwinning Kinect to play with and great XBLA budget gaming hub HATE No Blu-ray drive. TESTED JUNE 2012 LO A Blu-ray player.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 9 . FREE. No AC adaptor T3 SAYS Big screens and range of games impresses.UK. ATOMIXMAG. though needs new issues. Dual analogue controls. APPLE. HDMI. NFC GAMEPAD Touchcreen 6. but for those with a 3DS there’s little incentive to upgrade SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 5-inch. DVI. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 LOVE Quality five-inch OLED touchscreen and quadcore power.CO.UK.CO. PCSPECIALIST. PS4’s new best-pal? HATE Pricey games and memory cards. Boosted battery life HATE Looks cheap. bolder Retina Display. NINTENDO. N Wi-Fi. USB.UK. Bigger.6GHz GRAPHICS 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX670 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/1TB HDD and 120GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 8x USB. TESTED NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Powerful i5 processor overclocked to 4. fluid gameplay HATE Expensive… but worth it T3 SAYS Bone-crushing specs for serious PC gamers SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR Core i5 4. CHILLBLAST. Bluetooth 4. Heft makes it cumbersome. About 97 in gadget years T3 SAYS A slick and powerful games and media machine SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible specs for under a grand.CO. ethernet. and cheaper than ever SPECIFICATIONS STORAGE 512MB SSD BLU-RAY/DVD No/No CONNECTIVITY 2x USB.8GHz GRAPHICS 2x Nvidia GTX 680 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/2TB HDD and 240GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 10x USB.88-inch 800x240 3D/4. Too many overly simple party games.COM 2 4 ATOMIX SWIPE Clever iOS-focused read pools content from 52 sites.PLAYSTATION. Good games. including a 4. fun and truly innovative.49. Blu-ray reader STORAGE 320GB BLU-RAY/DVD Yes/Yes CONNECTIVITY HDMI. Affordable. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 0 08 8 APPLE IPOD TOUCH FROM £249.5mm audio BATTERY 4 hours 05 CHILLBLAST FUSION FIRESTORM £1.6GHz i5. 2x USB. most powerful handheld yet. A few really classic titles HATE No Blu-ray or even DVD.1. 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. TESTED MARCH 2012 09 NINTENDO 3DS XL £165.UK. VGA. 3.PLAYSTATION. FREE. 40 hrs (audio) 04 PLAYSTATION VITA FROM £217. ethernet. A5 processor and iOS 6 HATE Pricey. 5x USB. VGA. GAMEINFORMER. but needs games SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Beautifully designed and newly colourful.COM/UK. 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. EDGE-ONLINE. and you supp can play pl games on it. It’s not cheap. AV out PROCESSOR Core i5 4. Oh.COM. NFC BATTERY 5 hours SCREEN 4.0 BATTERY 8hrs (video).

composite video. Limited catch-up TV selection T3 SAYS On-demand TV organised the way you want it. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. 3x USB. in the USA: essential. Series 2 hits Sky Atlantic this month… £22. so what better time to get all but the last half-dozen episodes on Blu-ray? Or maybe wait. sharp edges and pathos. TESTED JULY 2013 07 PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT50 £1. Looks highly stylish HATE Lacklustre blacks. Louis CK’s The Thick of It. 3x USB. Via adaptors: scart/component t RY NEW LOVE Edge-to edge glass makes for an attractive look. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI. digital audio out. TESTED AUGUST 2012 ction LOVE Crisp. but more online content is needed SPECIFICATIONS S E SPECIFICATIONS S SCREEN 42-inch.CO.COM/UK. scart. Via adaptor: Scart 05 SAMSUNG UE46ES8000 NT £1.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . component SCREEN 55-inch. component.000. SAMSUNG.UK.392. OUT JUNE 3 meta-comedy about a middle-aged. Fi Ethernet. DLNA. PC. Wi-Fi.CO. USB. VGA. Wi-Fi. Single tuner T3 SAYS Outstanding motion handling makes this a g great telly for action junkies RY LOVE Bold design. digital audio. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. 3x USB.UK. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. DLAN. .COM/UK. LG. PHILIPS. TESTED JULY 2013 08 LG 55LM960V £1. Fi. Ethernet. TESTED JULY 2012 10 LG 47LM660 £1. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Customisable smart TV interface.900. divorcee. SD. Well stocked and laid out web portal. too SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Content-rich internet portal and excellent multimedia playback. offering superior HD and 3D image quality and strong smart features SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS SP NEW E SC SCREEN 47-inch. but im image quality could be improved SPECIFICATIONS SP SCREEN 46-inch.CO. Wi-Fi. SD DL SCREEN 47-inch. PANASONIC. Bluetooth. component. Jam-packed internet TV portal HATE Jumbled interface. 3x USB. T G Great! Now we just need more content… RY LOVE Excellent HD and 3D visuals. optical digital audio NT 03 SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. Excellent networked features HATE Bulky design. optical digital audio SCREEN 47-inch. Strong 3D. £19. Twin tuners lets it work as a PVR. involving picture that’s especially good for action and sports. Basic EPG T3 SAYS Fantastic design and an Ambilight glow. Wi-Fi 3 NT 04 PANASONIC VIERA TX-P50VT50 0 £1.390. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Crisp picture quality courtesy of powerful image processing. Bluetooth 3. PC. Ambilight trickery HATE Overly processed HD. PC. Reliable multimedia streaming. component SCREEN 55-inch. 3x USB. SAMSUNG.519. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Outstanding HD image quality. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI.002. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 09 PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1. TESTED JULY 2013 06 SONY BRAVIA KDL-55HX853 £1. Seven pairs of 3D glasses included HATE Over-stressed black levels.399. 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. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. stand-up comic – ie: him in real life – is a very funny mix of awkwardness. SONY. component. Wi-Fi. component. PANASONIC. Price also somewhat cumbersome T3 SAYS An astounding plasma telly with a feature set and picture quality worth shouting about SCREEN 50-inch. optical digital audio NT 02 PANASONIC VIERA TX-47DT65 £1. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI.UK. digital audio. SD slot. feature-packed slimline set. Wi-Fi. 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. WLAN. Blacks are a little crushed T3 SAYS A thoroughbred performer. Excellent Smart TV content and app store. LG. PC. composite. 3x USB. scart. component. Sophisticated design. 3x USB. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Smartphone apps.CO. Outstanding motion resolution. PANASONIC. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Slimline and stylish design p HATE Picture processing artefacts and visible crosstalk H T3 T SAYS Attractive. scart.UK.699.0 mean immediate content is abound HATE The design is striking but also a little impractical T3 SAYS Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. ethernet AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. SC Wi-Fi.0. OUT NOW 2 3 VEEP S1 LOUIE S1 The new Curb Your Enthusiasm.COM/UK. Entertaining net portal. 2x USB. scart. beautiful build. Superb file support. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Bright. A proper Wi-Fi media hub. S 3x USB.650. DLAN. Wi-Fi.UK. anytime RY LOVE Pristine high-def images. sharp 3D HATE Voice and gesture control are nice but inessential y T3 SAYS A beautifully made smart telly capable of really excellent pictures. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch. FROM £14 PER SERIES. Wi-Fi.COM. component.CO. DLNA content sharing HATE 3D crosstalk.COM/UK. SONY. High-quality audio system. OUT JUNE 3 01 SAMSUNG UE46F8000 S £1. Ethernet. Attractive looks HATE 3D specs not included. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI.999.Televisions {CONTENT} Catch-up TV on Blu-ray 1 BREAKING BAD S1-5 This drugs epic is almost at an end.

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

audio in. Can be linked for an easy. small. RCA. auxiliary analogue. 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.5mm in SIZE 300x210x350mm 03 PHILIPS FIDELIO SOUNDSPHERE £450.COM Drop-proof. DLNA. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Powerful and articulate 100W sound. PIONEER. while the wood veneer speakers look classy HATE DLNA set-up needs to be made simpler T3 SAYS Buxom chunks of wireless sonic bliss.UK. CAMBRIDGEAUDIO.5mm out SIZE 300x180x120mm 02 £244 WITHOUT SPEAKERS.COM. ethernet (Sonos proprietary streaming).COM This 3D speaker pushes the bass to the fore. BRAVEN. £319 WITH. analogue. JABRA. the Jongo S3 is a great introduction to multi-room audio SPECIFICATIONS E SPECIFICATIONS POWER 4x 2. £150. Bluetooth HATE USB playback is hit and miss.CO. easy wireless streaming and great audio go some way towards justifying the LW’s high price SPECIFICATIONS POWER N/A CONNECTIVITY Wireless. Can’t be linked to other hi-fi kit T3 SAYS Bold design. PHILIPS.COM/UK. £160. splash-proof. AirPlay.COM 01 CAMBRIDGE AUDIO MINX AIR 100 £330. Bluetooth.5W + 10W CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. USB.CO. AirPlay. Pricey T3 SAYS Stunning sound quality without Apple or Android prejudice. USB media playback and internet radio.CO. AirPlay. detailed sound quality. TESTED MARCH 2010 10 ELIPSON PLANET LW £1. line in SIZE 217x365x123mm POWER 2x 50W CONNECTIVITY Proprietary wireless streaming via 30-pin or USB dongle SIZE 290mm circumference AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.CO. SAMSUNG.0. The A5 is the little black dress of speakers SPECIFICATIONS S POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. Bluetooth 3. 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. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 DENON CEOL PICCOLO 07 7 PHILIPS AW9000 £320. Wi-Fi. 3. BOWERS-WILKINS. an iPod dock. Winner. AirPlay. See more on page 118. Rugged. AirPlay SIZE 265x410mm RY NEW LOVE Good sound for the cost. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 LOVE Denon’s ditched the original Ceol’s CD player but kept AirPlay.CO. plus excellent audio quality HATE Not much of a looker T3 SAYS A no-nonsense slab of audio power. digital optical.FM support. Android/Apple docking. TESTED JANUARY 2012 08 PURE JONGO S3 £170. 3. A wireless dock everyone can enjoy SPECIFICATIONS POWER 40W CONNECTIVITY USB.COM. digital coaxial.5mm out SIZE 180x90x234mm POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. sleek design.UK. New app makes iTunes syncing easy HATE Bass wobbles at higher volumes T3 SAYS Elegant audio executed excellently. SONOS. AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity. Ethernet. line in. Add the free Fidelio app and you get internet radio.UK. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 LOVE Powerful. A fine alternative to the one-box streaming norm SPECIFICATIONS POWER 2x 65W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. ethernet.200. Multi-room via iOS only T3 SAYS Looks. Great. light and good for 12 hours of poolside play.UK. multi-room sound. AllShare Play. a classy design and a strong wireless connection for AirPlay streaming. £180. wireless multi-room system HATE Fiddly Wi-Fi syncing. Ideal for rave dads on the Costa. ELIPSON. TESTED JUNE 2013 LOVE Superb.COM. Decent battery life. too HATE No LCD display means setup is awkward T3 SAYS Quality speakers with added AirPlay? Love it POWER 2x 50W CONNECTIVITY Line in.Home audio {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top portable speakers 1 JAWBONE JAMBOX 3 DAMSON OYSTER Small. ethernet. optical in. PURE. 3. brightly coloured and great sound quality. effective and classy way to pump well-rounded audio into every room SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Superb sound. TESTED MAY 2013 06 BOWERS & WILKINS A5 £454. Spotify and Last.UK. £149. 3. DENON. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE AirPlay and DLNA streaming.COM. punchy sound quality with built-in valve amplification. You can control it all using your smartphone HATE Go properly multi-room and the costs pile up T3 SAYS A simple. iOS/ Android dock. brains and better-than-average sound. 3.5mm SIZE 354x182x118mm POWER 4x 20W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. Bluetooth via USB dongle. well-rounded look HATE Expensive. JAWBONE.COM 2 4 BRAVEN BRV-1 JABRA SOLEMATE The trainer-like design won’t suit all tastes but this is one LOUD mini-speaker.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . too. RCA SIZE 520x218x155mm POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY AirPlay. with a massive dose of features for not much money SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Crisp. USB SIZE 450x148x240mm 05 SONOS PLAY:5 £321.5mm audio in SIZE 131x139x135mm NT 04 PIONEER X-SMC3 £138. Bluetooth pairing is easy and reliable. TESTED JANUARY 2012 09 9 SAMSUNG DA-E750 £499. PHILIPS. DAMSONAUDIO. Wonderful ease of use and simple wireless setup.

The sign of a true audio gent… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Good noise isolation and crisp. BOWERS-WILKINS. £129. SONY. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 09 9 URBANEARS ZINKEN £80. TESTED NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Clear. 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 20-20.2m 03 3 PHILIPS FIDELIO L1 £200.000Hz IMP CORD LENGTH 1. bass-loaded audio SPECIFICATIONS IMPEDANCE Not quoted FREQUENCY RANGE Not quoted CORD LENGTH 1. larger 2. Minimal commuter-perturbing leakage HATE Maybe a bit pricey for in-ears T3 SAYS Consistently good sound quality and noise T iso isolation make these perfect for the daily slog SPECIFICATIONS SPE IMPEDANCE 32 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20. A 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. slightly worse on everything else.000 Hz CORD LENGTH Not quoted 05 05 AIAIAI TMA-1 £163. more compact and lighter.UK. and is cheaper. as ever.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. AIAIAI.1m IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20. PARROT.COM.UK. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Great audio. TESTED JUNE 2012 0 08 8 B&W P5 £249. Great noise isolation from snug in-ear fit. An anti-tangle cord adds further niceness HATE Luxury. URBANEARS. Lightweight.COM. 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. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 07 07 SENNHEISER CX 890I £119.CO.36m IMPEDANCE 85 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20. though only 8GB storage. UK.UK. TESTED JANUARY 2011 10 SONY XBA-S65 £79.000Hz CORD LENGTH Wireless IMPEDANCE 32 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 17-23. branding-free. Play-Doh-like design. A simple. transparent audio with meaty bass and nicely retro retr stylings.BEATSBYDRE. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 06 6 URBANEARS PLATTAN £39.UK Another excellent.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.2m C 02 2 PARROT ZIK DESIGN BY STARCK £280. Now only available as 16GB model. properly punchy bass and a stylishly rugged. ideal for pop and rock.UK. A great hipster’s choice SPECIFICATIONS S IMPEDANCE 34 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20. BOWERS-WILKINS. Evidently.COM/UK 01 B&W P3 £169.DK.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.COM/UK 2 SONY WALKMAN 4 SAMSUNG GALAXY S NWZ-Z1060 WI-FI 4.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE NT RY J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 3 3 . Excellent on-ear touch controls HATE Battery life not brilliant. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 LOVE Looks better than the P5 below.COM/UK New. URBANEARS. FROM £249. £249. The looks are self-consc self-consciously “premium” and consequently a bit naff Y The T P5 has a high-end look. with T3 SAYS swanky sound quality to match SPECIFICATIONS SPECIF IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-25 000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.000 Hz CORD LENGTH 1.2 Slightly better than the Touch on audio.2m AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. reliable Bluetooth pairing and active e noise-cancelling. Crisp sound.5-inch touchscreen. 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. with punchy. APPLE. SAMSUNG. doesn’t come particularly cheap HA T3 SAYS Super comfort and the highest audio quality lity justify the higher price tag.{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. Extremely Extrem effective noise cancelling.CO. full-bodied audio. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 LOVE Loud Lo but precise sound quality. but when the batteries run out the music dies SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Fetching.7m NEW IMPEDANCE 24 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 6-24. Android-powered PMP. £80. feel and price.CO.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.CO.2m IMPEDANCE 60 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20.UK. SONY.COM. apps and games oozes quality each time it’s redesigned. SENNHEISER. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Sensitive speakers.COM. Swift. Foldable design HAT A Noise cancelling requires AAA batteries HATE T3 SAYS Exceptional sound quality. PHILIPS.3m CO 04 4 BEATS BY DR DRE EXECUTIVE £269.CO. 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.CO. APPLE. 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. it worked SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Lasso-style hangers keep buds securely in your ears.

TESTED JULY 2011 LOVE Great build quality. 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. Accurate mapping HATE Live subscription adds to the cost after year one T3 SAYS Mapping and IQ is more accurate than ever and everything looks stunning on the big.COM 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 FLIP COVER 4 GALAXY NOTE 2 MUGEN BATTERY & COVER Slimline bumper-and-flip job protects your S4’s bountiful. with excellent sound quality across PC. five-inch screen SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Well-thought-out. 2x AA batteries 02 0 2 ASTRO GAMING A50 £249.CO. TESTED AUGUST 2012 06 LOVE Slim. smartphone-like design. £30.3 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 122x74x9mm LOVE Works with PC and Mac. TESTED MARCH 2013 08 EPSON PX830FWD £348. LOGITECH. USB. Bluetooth 4.CO.0 BATTERY LIFE 5-7 days SIZE 48x19x10mm WEIGHT 8g CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. Free traffic updates HATE With map updates gratis. Rugged. five-inch screen.COM OTTERBOX DEFENDER Protection against drops and dust without too much excess bulk.760dpi SIZE 465x458x198mm WEIGHT 11. Easy Wi-Fi setup and simple printing from iPhones HATE Prints are more expensive than average T3 T SAYS It’s not cheap. TESTED MARCH 2011 10 0 TOMTOM RIDER £349.COM. Simple-to-navigate maps and a responsive touchscreen.COM. this grips and bends to suit your needs SPECIFICATIONS LOV LOVE Free iPhone app. if a little primitive SPECIFICATIONS E SCREEN 5 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 143x88x19mm NEW SCREEN 4. USB 2. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 07 LOVE Top-notch audio quality with Dolby 7.3 inches CONNECTIVITY USB 2. bike-specific features. giving you motiv motivational Fuel to burn HATE Not as good as Fitbit.9 or later 03 03 FITBIT ONE £80.COM. PS3 and Xbox 360 SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH PERFORMANCE M MOUSE MX £50. 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. this is small.0 SIZE 130x101x53mm AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. noise-cancelling headset HATE The cost may cause a little anxiety.UK. NIKE. 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.UK Doubles the battery life.COM 01 GARMIN 3490LMT 3490LM £235. JOBY. Reliably stable HATE Lacks height T3 SAYS A solid yet flexible tripod for every imaginable surface. $30. relatively low-res screen T3 SAYS The best satnav for two wheels rather than T fo four.1 surround sound from a wireless. Mac. INCIPIO.UK. the Rider is good. Lightweight L enough to carry anywhere. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 SCREEN 4. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 09 NIKE+ FUELBAND £129. GARMIN. Xbox 360 players s will have to wire it to their controller d T3 SAYS THE accessory for gamers.CO. but for more demanding photographers this provides top quality prints SPECIFICATIONS CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 4. £27.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 4 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 NT RY . XP. 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. EPSON. Adds a kickstand. Pow! £73. there’s little to dislike here T3 SAYS The ultimate co-pilot.0 BATTERY LIFE 4 days SIZE 147-197mm circumference WEIGHT From 27g 05 TOMTOM GO LIVE 1005 £260 + £47 PER YEAR. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Flexibility adds creative freedom. weatherproof build. slick. Very comfortable. Customisable.COM. reliable and won’t steal your boiled sweets SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH K360 WIRELESS KEYBOARD SPECIFICATIONS £23.COM/UK.COM/PLUS.0. ASTROGAMING. sleek.0. One year of TomTom’s Live services free. OTTERBOX.4kg 4 04 JOBY GORILLAPOD SLR-ZOOM JOB £42.COM. LOGITECH. Comprehensive mapping HATE No Live services.TheGuide {THE BEST OF EVERYTHING} {FOCUS} Accessories Android cases and covers 1 3 GOOGLE NEXUS 7 INCIPIO SLIM KICKSTAND HTC ONE Fitted leather folio case props up your beloved ’droid tab for video viewing. Vista.COM. Mac OS X 10. TOMTOM. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Larger screen. MUGENPOWER BATTERIES. Ups your activity all-day. TOMTOM. FITBIT. ethernet RESOLUTION Up to 5. MOBILEFUN. Crisp menus.3. 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.

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