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

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anchors… None of those things are here Tech Dad 70 The sizzling cans that should be gracing your ears this holiday season Concept: PSH-M1 personal chopper 22 Bigger screen. Are Sonos and Cambridge Minx sweating yet? Group test: sports earphones 106 The best sunglasses money can buy Pulse Pulse: bike special You just got served. stay-put fitness ’buds Supertest: smart TVs 109 No.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. from TomTom’s latest satnav to Samsung’s Galaxy Mega Hot. hearts enscribed with “Mum”. make it hotter with T3’s 50+ summer essentials. faster processor. more features than you can shake a stick at. hobby-horse bicycle. Plus the ultimate garden-party paraphernalia Drive 80 Silicon Valley’s high-tech houses: desirable areas. from waterproof cameras to barbecues to booze. Check them out. courtesy of tech T3 investigates… Revisited 93 Zero Dark Thirty. Lincoln and more… Music The Child of Lov’s electro-stoner soul Apps. speeding MAMILs and middle-of-the-roaders Home 77 The first ultra-HD media players are here. white noise for babies Upgrade 72 73 74 A crowd-funded flying machine and more Kickstarter/IndieGoGo success stories 4K’s big players 24 Wireless multi-room audio going cheap. Random Access Memories Games 47 Wherever you’re heading on your holidays. good investment opportunities Spend: TomTom Multi-Sport 30 32 35 42 Free your music from headphone shackles with these pool-party essentials Review: Bowers & Wilkins Z2 120 Cyber-enhanced Porsche Cayman. in VERY vivid detail Life on Mars? 26 Soundtrack your workout session with these sweat-proof. 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 . flying and doing whatever a spider can. build a Steam Box PC RATED 360 review: Samsung Galaxy S4 99 Obsession: tattooing This month’s gadget musts. by a robot tennis coach Bikes. hot headphones 20 Spiderwebs. splashing the carnage up your walls Need list 18 Eat a killer fish. from Bitcoin to goal-line tech. 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. games. But there might be on other planets. websites & ebooks Updates on the biggest tech stories of the last two years. clobber ’n’ tech for hip kids. and this interplanetary cam will spot it Viewing recommended 28 Twin-tuners. Is this the best Android yet? Our verdict is in… Review: Pure Jongo 104 All-seeing toddler monitors. 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. 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.

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

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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.

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

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

COM. The wing-shaped profile has been engineered for either wall or table-top mounting. PHILIPS. A three-month speed camera trial will help you avoid the need for Chris Huhnetype fraudulence. TOSHIBA. tablet or smartphone and turns them into 51-inch images.COM/UK. Rip the detachable.9mm.1 helps with the Virtual Surround. with its LED light serving up 700 big lumens of brightness and a 1280x800 image resolution.or six-inch screen sizes. ASUS. Dual 60W speakers pump out soundtracks with aplomb. You can also send traffic info to your smartphone via Bluetooth – ensuring safe journeys. while a solidstate drive keeps moving parts to a minimum and the thickness to just 19. HDMI and an SD card reader all feature. £250. £TBC. OUT TBC {3} RAISING THE BAR Philips HTL5120 On a mission to improve your TV’s sound quality without adding any cable mess. £TBC.3-. there’s this wireless projector. It collects files straight from your network-connected laptop. It can also play as part of a surround-sound speaker team.6-inch touchscreen tablet from the splash-resistant keyboard dock and input switches from backlit keys to ten-finger multi-touch accordingly. OUT MAY 1 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . while Dolby Digital 5. OUT JUNE {1} DRIVE TIME CLASSIC TomTom Go 2013 Those preferring a dedicated satnav over roadside fumbles with Google Maps will surely lap up the refreshed TomTom Go 2013 range. while an integrated orientation sensor works to optimise sound performance depending on its position in the room.CO. £529. while a 2W speaker provides a certain amount of sound. all with a lifetime sub to TomTom’s real-time traffic service. Sexy it ain’t. guys: this Windows 8 Pro Toshiba is the latest hybrid device offering a bit of both. but for even greater classiness. It comes in 4. An Intel Core processor – precise model unconfirmed as yet – two USB slots. A redesigned user interface offers quick search options – your live map is shown in the background – and clearer traffic information. even after you leave the car.UK. but the Z10t does feel reassuringly businesslike.CO. TOMTOM. 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. OUT NOW {4} TO PROJECT AND SERVE Asus B1M Projector How can you make your PowerPoint presentation more impressive? One answer is star wipes. 11. Philips has loaded its Double Bass tech into this Bluetooth-connected soundbar. five. full-HD.UK.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.

$35. plus Android Jelly Bean OS. Kobo has been busily filling the shelves of its online bookstore. overlaid with Samsung’s beloved TouchWiz. it also includes tech borrowed from Sony’s high-end RX range. So you’ve learned something today.COM. NUMARK. 1600x900 LCD screen and Dolby Home Theatre surround sound. so you can mix Black Sabbath into Chrvches using just a laptop and the very smallest of trestle tables. putting it in direct competition with the Kindle Paperwhite. RESSENCE. OUT JUNE {9} VA-VA ZOOM Sony Cyber-shot HX50 Go on. It also shoots 50fps full-HD video. Not content with above-average eyesight. £TBC.NEWS BLIP WINDOWS 8 UPDATE – CODENAMED BLUE – TO ARRIVE BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR Radar {7} HOME HUB Acer Aspire ZC-605 This all-in-one PC wants to become your family’s new multimedia hub.EU. £350. A thermostatic valve system allows for the addition and removal of liquid so the dome is always totally – but not overly – full. storing them in the 4GB provided. You can connect directly to speakers and also via USB and MIDI. Also on-board: an eight-“mega”pixel camera.COM/UK. Basically. 6. a 19.CO. integrated graphics and up to 16GB RAM it may not exactly challenge Deep Blue. It’s easy on the eye. SONY. faders and two FX dials. what you want is a liquid-filled dome. seconds and days displayed as if you’re looking into an amphibian’s bulging eye. £130. including a 20.COM.5-inch display not big enough for you? Samsung’s latest “phablet” or “tablone” – the Galaxy Mega – has a 720p.4-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and Wi-Fi for uploading your long-lens shots of Prince Harry cavorting directly to social networks. OUT NOW WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3.5GB of RAM should deliver splendid performance. with Windows 8 home screens for everyone. while a dualcore 1. so you can forget headlining the Ministry with this.UK.8-inch e-ink screen boasting a crisp.000. with hours. or adding them via the miracle of microSD.5 million e-tomes. 4G. Bluetooth 4. SAMSUNG.5-inch.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 9 . £TBC.7GHz chip and 1. OUT T NOW {6} THEN THEY LIVED HAPPILY IN HI-DEF… Kobo Aura HD Kobo’s latest ereader comes with a built-in backlight. and a hotshoe means you can add an external flash. With Intel Pentium or Celeron processors. this is the first compact camera to feature a 30x optical zoom. so you can now choose from a selection of 2. and costs this much because that’s much harder to maintain than you ever dreamed. it’s a watch whose face is filled with fluid. take a closer look. while a dedicated EV dial on the back lets you fiddle with exposure compensation like a pro.3-incher. with its 6.0 and NFC. 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. ACER. OUT NOW {10} ABSOLUTELY PHABLETULOUS Samsung Galaxy Mega What? The Galaxy S4’s five-inch screen. 1080x1440 resolution. so it’s compatible with most existing PC and Mac DJ software. but it does offer a cheap musical fix. EQ controls have been mysteriously abandoned. £140. OUT JUNE {5} TIME IS FLUID Ressence Type 3 Forget regular watch faces. KOBO.COM. but it does have mum-like multitasking powers.

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

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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. Designed by Oakley. RENAULT. calories burned and more.C O M . keys or child. up and away in our beautiful. AR gaming and security. Operation of functions such as cruise control via an iPad is also on the cards – what could go wrong with that? €200.000 Amount raised: $846.140. The headlights look like a … human iris. Well. you may be in luck if this IndieGoGo-funded concept gets off the ground. while sensors placed around the craft will warn you if you’re veering near obstructions such as buildings. 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.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. Apparently it’s designed for aerial photography. covered in green LED lights to this carbon fibre motor. with a top speed of 18mph and room for one person – if we were driving a car that looked like this. INDIEGOGO. $50. obviously… £TBC. you fanciful devil. It’s called the PSH-M1.COM. this is now being built on the reals. powerlines or childrens’ soft heads. but it will make for a flash arrival in the Morrison’s car park. Lost your phone too? There’s nothing we can do for you… 3 MisFit Shine Campaign goal: $100.COM Bubba Watson’s BW1 hovercraft Originally created for a viral marketing campaign. £TBC.675 Part of the recent surge in fitness tech. with club-space in the back.000 Amount raised: $931. we’d want to be able to get away faster than that. The rest of the details are sketchy as the Netherlands-based design team iron out a few thornier details. but we mainly like it because it reminds us of the micro-drones in Iain M Banks’ sci-fi Culture novels.000 Amount raised: $1. it’ll have a headsup display to paint relevant info – speed. NEOTERICHOVERCRAFT.COM Hyundai E4U The battery-powered “egg car” concept is designed for urban driving. then track them via an app on your smartphone. altitude.975 A palm-sized robot that flies like a bird and hovers like an insect.970 A tiny sticker loaded with Bluetooth technology. it’ll do 50mph down the fairway. etc – onto the windscreen.000.000. GET TO ZE CHOPPER! Up. Operated by joysticks. 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. 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. HYUNDAI. one-chap ’copter? Well. That we know. 2 StickNFind Campaign goal: $70. crowd-funded flying machine… EVER DREAMED OF OWNING YOUR own Jetsons-style.

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

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

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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. 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..C O M .COM. 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. via Bluetooth-compatible sensors. Here’s why you should join its team… £TBC.. so distance is still recorded Multi-Sport analyses your stats and shares successes and personal bests across Facebook. strokes. Twitter et al With GPS activated. time and speed when you’re taking on the local lido Prefer running on a treadmill to the park? Sensors track strides. distance. OUT SUMMER {WHY TO BUY} TRACK AND FIELD 1 UPHILL STRUGGLE 3 LOOKING HOT 5 ACCURATE GPS 7 TOUGH GUY 9 Keeps tabs on your speed.and impact-resistant glass. this new wrist-based activity tracker from the GPS kings wins every race and boasts about it online. TOMTOM. cadence and.Radar SPEND NEWS BLIP INSTAGRAM HAS NOW ADDED A FACEBOOK TAGGING FUNCTION 10 REASONS TO BUY. it tracks laps. TOMTOM MULTI-SPORT In the school sports day of life. it goes for up to ten hours.

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755 Calories 12. @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. First step to challenging the Facebook phone? CURVY TECH The world’s first curved OLED TVs. {WINNING} What’s going up and down in the land of tech {FA I L I NG} WII U THE T3 WINDEX YOUR MAILS.cern. 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. it believes. 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. £52. POWERSKIN.960 calories. Now: Nokia has secured an injunction from the Amsterdam District Court.048 Average burn 8. however they are received. Are you 4G connected? Then: EE announced its first-in-the-UK 4G service last year. How many Galaxy S4 phones would it take to crush a midget? @JAMESLOCKWOOD9 VIA TWITTER The social hub has been downloaded 500. not just in the Netherlands. WIN THIS The Galaxy S4 lands… Awkward.com Tweet @t3dotcom Facebook /T3mag Letters T3 Magazine. free of charge. Now: CERN has made the first ever webpage available to the public – info. SEND MAIL. direct layout – reminds us of the new gov.ch/hypertext/ WWW/TheProject. to the back of your smartphone for a 100 per cent battery boost. *Sighs*.908 kcal WP Warriors Recruits 1.000 users from other networks.850.509 Average burn 9. NW1 6NW I N B OX Radar Online stories. now home of the Large Hadron-Collider.857 Average burn 10. Tim Berners-Lee. a researcher at CERN. 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. Fancy buying one? The 55-inch model will cost you £8. TWEETS AND POSTS about Microsoft’s latest innovation. with the tantalising promise of 20Mbps download speeds.528. effective worldwide.752.5 billion! Rubbish! FACEBOOK HOME Our in-depth review is on p99. and the results are in… T3 We’ve been nominated for Consumer Media Brand of the Year at the 2013 PPA awards. for Nokia by STMicroelectronics.220 kcal BlackBerry Brigade Recruits 1. Android Army Recruits 12. created the world wide web. everyone… WHATSAPP WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? {INTERNET} {LEGA L} {MOBILE} CERN recreates first ever webpage Then: 20 years ago. debates and harsh lessons igniting the tech world this month THE BUZZ A simple. made by LG.UK WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3.274 Calories 114.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 3 5 . which prevents the mics being sold to HTC.238.778 kcal Symbian Squad Recruits 697 Calories 6.614 Average burn 9. netting a not-sogood average review score of 2.CO.Email T3@futurenet.725. are now on sale in South Korea. limpet-like.670. Now: High contract costs and limited availability in the UK’s rural expanses mean EE has so far lured just 130. 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. He then gave it to the world. less shipping fees.932 Average burn 7. ahead of network competitors.331 kcal Team Apple Recruits 4.040. Fingers crossed. 2 Balcombe Street.2.202 Calories 11.uk site THE T3 ENDOMONDO CHALLENGE Which OS has the fittest fans? 20.html Nokia vs HTC One Then: Nokia discovered that HTC’s flagship phone uses microphone components designed.000 times from Google Play.950 kcal Nokia’s new Asha 210 phone features a dedicated WhatsApp button for instant messaging.295 Calories 46. London.223 entrants have burned 192. 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. 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. Microsoft is toying with the amazing IllumiRoom concept and previously released Kinect.

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

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

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

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

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

Whether it’s a family reunion or a work merger. iPHONE. the exercises mostly require minimal equipment. Manage and share your projects. £2. being fit enough to defend yourself from facial pounding whilst locked in a cage isn’t bad. With hundreds of recipes to browse. As in no cooking. Thank-you-for-playing.COM FREE THREE WEBSITES ROCKING T3’S BOAT A free premium app every month! Playgodsrule. You “play” the Kickstarter-funded show’s world.3+: iPAD. Sega’s Godsrule: War of Mortals is a real-time strategy MMO with a plan. FREE. there’s more to this than celery sticks. tips and tricks to making all their latest creations. this Limbo-meets-World of Goo adventure has you floating through a trap-littered forest. where users share guides. the excellent. iPHONE. TOUCH App of the month Scottish T3-ers: admire art. covering everything from supplements to stock up on to recovery routines. TOUCH The latest food craze: raw.COM ArtHunter iOS 4.0+: iPAD. We suggest you leave actual cage fighting to the pros.COM . TOUCH A s routes to well-being go. com THE SHOW A new kind of gaming series from the ex-Inside Xbox team that splices Brookerlike satire with game-like functionality. though. plus input from trainer Patrick Beauchamp and nutrition coach Dr John Berardi. and this smart app channels his plyometric. First up is Tiny Troopers. but now you have to feed two monsters by dragging sweets through six time periods and inter-dimensional gates. FREE. All iPad. too. TOUCH Combining puzzles and local multiplayer. TOUCH Sport-related social media chatter. light on substance. MOXTRA. Cross-platform play across web browsers and iPad is particularly applaudable. so you won’t need to buy an entire home gym to feel the burn. It does a pretty good job.LY/XZSXPO 4 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3.COM Badland iOS 4.3+: iPAD. T3 are pleased to offer a full priced app every issue for no money at all. iPHONE.49. head here. TOUCH You are the candy man again. Listen to clips of music suggested by mates or trends. While this will reap major rewards for serious gym bunnies with an unwavering focus on rock-hard legs and core.twitter.3+: iPAD. with 500 video exercises.ORG TOUCHFIT: GSP Want to get cage-fighter ripped? Reigning UFC champ Georges St-Pierre has an app for that… Moxtra iOS 5.COM HowDo iOS 5. with everything stored in the cloud for easy access. from athlete/pundit tweets to play-by-play commentary. SHINEONRAW. FREE. Cannon Fodder-esque strategy shooter from Angry Birds publisher Chillingo. Also available as an iOS app. iPhone and iPod Touch users rocking iOS 5.0+: iPAD.0+. iPHONE.0+: iPAD. For one. So it follows a bloke who’s won multiple cage fights is a good fitness role model. Will soon cover Premier League football. ZEPTOLAB. Music.69. or even heating. it’s sorted.and gymnastics-fuelled success into a rounded workout for you. download and get gaming… BIT. with the app responding to real-time user feedback and “tailoring each individual workout to your current level of fitness. FREE. iPHONE.com THE TUNES Twitter’s music-biz foray is big on fanfare. SPORTSTREAM. HOW.DO Cut The Rope: Time Travel iOS 4. TOUCH A social network for crafty types. then get off your arse and head to the gallery to unlock bonus content including hi-res images and extra info. sir. All beautifully presented. there’s also plenty here for the casual user. NATIONALGALLERIES.COM Shine On Raw iOS 4. FREE.APPS {IOS} Apple’s latest little gems Sportstream iOS 5.” as St-Pierre explains it.com THE GAME Taking on in-app purchase big cheese Clash of Clans. or full tracks via Spotify – it’d work better if embedded in the latter. unlocking extras as you view. £0. Canadian beefcake Georges St-Pierre is the mixed martialarts welterweight world champ.3+: iPAD. iPHONE. iPHONE. BADLANDGAME.

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OUT MAY 31 J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 4 9 .WEB.0. Very neat indeed. basically.2+ Widen your alcoholic horizons with thousands of cocktails. PETER DREYER Free messages and calls to other Libon users is great. RUDYHUYN.0. or a slicker alternative to Facebook Home. FREE. all saved to Google Drive. FREE.0+ SO. £2.COM It’s Boggle for BlackBerry. ETORO. fixtures and commentary for all major Euro leagues plus integrated BBM chat. Save your favourite recipes for future boozing.COM eToro Social Alerts ANDROID 2. too. OUT JUNE 6 The Boys in the Boat DANIEL JAMES BROWN Napster VARIOUS Talking Cock: a Celebration of Man and his Manhood RICHARD HERRING Faster and more dashing than ever.5+ eBay BLACKBERRY 10.CO. FREE.16. OUT JUNE 6 The male equivalent of The Vagina Monologues or a grand compendium of penis gags? It’s a bit of both… £7.5+ Ruzzle BLACKBERRY 10. tweet and like without switching apps. £11. 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specifically. usually a photo. when it seemed like the whole of the internet was talking Balls. and the moment memes went truly mainstream. Namely. a few weeks back. and you’d be right. Now. The Guardian launched a liveblog to chronicle the silliness. It actually predates the internet – Richard Dawkins coined it in 1976 – but it’s come to mean a reference. You could argue this was nothing but a weak joke stretched beyond breaking point. This kind of playful creativity has always been popular on the web. meme is a slightly annoying word. 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. but it has become « T ILLUSTRATION RYAN GILLETT J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 5 1 . The MP’s face was crudely Photoshopped on to endless pictures. the triumph of LOL-laden web culture. but it also represented something quietly profound.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. with news delivered via internet sound bites becoming the social norm… here was a moment. Ed Balls. while maintaining its underlying structure. Peak Balls was reached on April 28 – now to be known as Ed Balls Day. It was such a popular reference. Celebrities piled in with gags.

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

” Mars One’s website warns. 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. No blogger demanded the fairground folk be forced to pay the hapless mister Gribbohm back his life savings. The top prize? A Kinect… Worth about £100. Many will take the view that adults should be allowed to spend their money on whatever they like. But now. muscle strength and circulatory system capacity. attempting to win on a fairground game. to my mind. Someone got momentarily. Henry Gribbohm of New Hampshire. optional way to get more out of a game? Or should there be a cap on how much you can spend on them. insanely hooked on a game. despite being generally opposed to nanny-state meddling.000 people have paid the necessary $30 to be considered for the first two available spacesuits.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. The game? Something to do with chucking a small ball in an evidently not-much-bigger box. Yes. as smart people. a news story comes along that perfectly captures the zeitgeist. score a record deal. Pete writes for LS:N Global.” Even Ant and Dec announcing that in their cheery. 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. because apart from the Jah-worshipping. reality TV is going to select two would-be space colonists from a crowd of hopefuls and fire them at Mars. and it’s this: they are a disgrace. “This is due to the total physiological change in the human body. Unmanned drones will be sent up to build the beginnings of a home in the years before the manned mission. but after a few years in the planet’s reduced gravity. Rastafarian banana. It’s bananas. the people who suffer most are generally stupid. £20 during the entire time you own a game shouldn’t be allowed. 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 T3.000% APR they’re designed specifically to exploit vulnerable people whilst pretending to empower them. if not to protect stupid people from themselves? In-app purchases that make it possible to spend more than. and be incapable of returning to the Earth’s much stronger gravity. That’s odd. At the time of writing. This month’s involved a rather miserable-looking. exactly the same as the flurry of reports over previous months on in-app purchases. the competition winners will just have to hop in a space capsule and arrive at the pre-fab. this story was. tattooed man in a Rab C Nesbitt vest. “The human body will have adjusted to the 38 per cent gravitation field of Mars. holding a wildly cheerylooking. dreadlocked fruit after burning his entire life savings of about two grand. Not only would it be far too complicated to re-launch a return mission from the surface of Mars. spivvy exploitation. I’ve got to admit I take a different view on “freemium” games. UK – won this slightly sinister. in essence. droidmade Big Brother space house. re-animate a dead career and pretend to be a cat. but you will be charged for likes. Read more about space tourist on p96 O nce in a while. Just kidding. this is THE most thought-provoking story involving a ganjaliking plantain and a fat man in a vest that I have ever read. Comments are free. yellow chap. but you’d probably watch… e’ve seen reality TV give people the chance to eat live bugs. Geordie accents won’t make it any less terrifying. USA – though let’s not kid ourselves that this couldn’t happen in Hampshire. crucially. Nobody penned any thunderous editorials calling for the banning of fairgrounds. 30. Now sure. but there’s a catch: they’ll never return. curved. After that. com/t3mag and @t3dotcom on Twitter. By crowd-sourcing colonists in a Britain’s Got Talent-style show it will generate the interest and funding needed to establish the first permanent settlement on Mars by the year 2023. However. say. the colonists’ bodies will have irrevocably changed.com/opinion. Sounds easy. As you probably read. J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 5 3 . but what are governments and bodies such as the OFT for. the fact they’re allowed to be sold at supposedly reputable app stores beggars belief. which includes reduction in bone density. and spent a ludicrous amount of cash doing so. Games can put people in an altered state where their judgement is flawed. the news network for tech trend agency The Future Laboratory. Facebook. Inevitably. Mars One is a not-for-profit organisation that’s devised one of the most ethically questionable media events ever conceived. That’s why. became determined to “complete” it. 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. Like payday loans at 3. we can all have a good laugh at dumbos wasting vast sums of dosh. Having a mechanism to extract repeated payments from players that can eventually total large amounts is pure. thanks to the Dutch.

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

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

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

so you won’t be a hunchback by the time you retire. At last! £15.uk 3 Herman Miller Aeron Executive The office classic’s mesh back keeps you cool in every sense. basically.co. while a huge range of adjustments suit any body shape. it doubles as an LED lamp. over on p106 1 Dyson AM02 Mini This may look just like Dyson’s much-loved tower fan but it stands only 87cm tall.900. As well as keeping your deskspace free of midges. black or tobacco stain. $75. the Get your grub sorted other meats. dyson.com/uk 5 Inadays InaTrap Electronic Insect Killer The best-looking bug zapper around. fish. amazon. 20-inch from £1. £10. all served up. this resembles a mushroom designed by Philippe Starck. exactingly. £1. refreshing air rather than web browsing and time-passing apps.113. apple. if blood spurts out and hits you in the face. It’s like the iPad Mini.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. £300. viola: mains and dessert. veg.co. £2.499. it’s not ready. Our favourite feature? A sear station that ensures your meat looks as good as it tastes and vice versa. The 15mm glass top adds boardroom class to your spare room and could double as a ping pong table at a push.com 3 Joseph Joseph Rinse and Chop Plus A space-saving. bodum.com 4 Bodum Bistro electric table grill One side does crêpes and bacon. weber.099.com 2 Salter Heston Blumenthal precision meat thermometer Not sure if your meat’s ready? Pierce it with this silicon-gripped analyser. salterhousewares.uk 2 Gallotti & Radice Milano Finish options are natural ash. fcilondon.com reviewed.com 6 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .co.uk 4 Apple iMac The 2013 model drops the DVD drive to slim down to the same depth as an iPhone 5. except with cool. josephjoseph. Sporty in-earphones are £130. Compared to a laptop it offers more screen and less microwaving of your scrotum. non-slip. at your table. 27-inch from £1. herman miller.420. From £3. Et indoors with the kitchen tech on p67. folding chopping board that doubles as a colander.

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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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Danger: overly hot, hot sauce

Pure Capsaicin $89, hotsauce.com

Pepper Palace Hottest Sauce in the Universe $15, pepperpalace.com

Blair’s 3AM Reserve, $47, firehotsauces.com

Pain 100% £5, hotsauceemporium.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

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Tipples, snifters, boozes

Pimm’s jeroboam £100, anyoneforpimms.com

Jacques Selosse Brut Rosé £126, selfridges.com

Old Raj Dry Gin £26, wmcadenhead.com

Aperol £18, aperolspritzuk.co.uk

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

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

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

5 Riemann P20 Once A Day
Don this in the morning and it’ll shield you from the ravages of UV for up to Use the fear of physical pain to get you fit and ten hours, even if you go swimming. improve your game with Which is quite likely, at a pool party. the pro-level, ball£25, p20.co.uk propelling robot tennis
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1 Mountain Hardwear Way2Cool
This T’s “Cool.Q ZERO” tech means it actually lowers your body temperature as you sweat, while wicking moisture and being all antimicrobial and that. £50, mountain hardwear.com

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

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

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

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

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continental. subjecting your skin to cholerainducingly hot air laced with recycled flatulence.000 big milliamp hours. Wiggo-style. Three pages of cycle gear. sennheiser.com 5 Knomo Padstow slim satchel briefcase Made of cotton canvas twill with a raw-edge leather trim.com/uk 6 4 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .cc 4 Sennheiser CX890I What’s that? Can’t hear you mate.com 2 Urth Hydra Therapy After eight hours on a plane.com 3 Hamilton Flight Timer Quartz Pilot’s watch. too. this will withstand being chucked about. You’ll never go back to full size. mophie. It’s also waterproof to 100m. games. £80. barnes andnoble. lemony taste – just squelch a fruit. and let us tell ya. rapha. we think you’ll agree. £80. There’s also in-built Wi-Fi. £120. firebox. while back pleats prevent unsightly over-stretching. selfridges. start on p74 1 Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo Charges two devices simultaneously via USB. should you crash into the sea – reassurance. movies. from “reality trainers” to a tweed cap. we’ve got these in.85-inch screener is the perfect commute companion. hamilton watch. knomo bags. you need never lose juice halfway through a film or Skype chat again. and more into even the most bijou manbag. top up with H2O and enjoy instant refreshment of the citrus kind. £15. replete with a logging function to record details of up to 20 flights. the noise isolation is epic.co. This moisturiser’s calming gel formulation works a treat.1 Apple iPad Mini 1 This 7. With 6. £155.com 3 Rapha Short Sleeve Shirt This cycling shirt’s lightweight. fitting apps. breathable.com/uk 2 Citrus Zinger water bottle A built-in juicer gives your water a more sophisticated. £79. you’ll want to freshen up. without losing any of its executive panache. £980. £54. from laptops to mobiles. From £269.uk Summer’s coolest sunglasses are on p72. gingham-style fabric keeps you cool as you power uphill. They let you take calls hands-free. apple.com 4 Nook Simple Touch This ereader bargain gives you two months of reading on a full charge and you’ll get a glare-free experience when you finally hit the beach. too.

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

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1) Brushing: Shift up to 100 per cent more plaque than manual brushing with the Oral-B TriZone 5000. It looks and feels like a manual brush but the clean is a whole lot better. “Sweeping” bristle tech pairs manual motion with power pulsations, while three separate areas on the head take on everything from hard-to-reach back teeth to interdental cleaning, while adapting to your own, individual style of brushing. The wireless Smart Guide acts as a dental satnav, ensuring you never miss a sector of your mouth.
RRP £199.99, ORALB.CO.UK

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.
RRP £14, GILLETTE.COM

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.
RRP £139.99, BRAUN.COM/UK

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.
RRP 250ML £2.79, HEADANDSHOULDERS.CO.UK

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.
RRP £27.99 EACH, NIOXIN.COM

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T3-STEP GUIDE TO GROOMING
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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.

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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.

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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.

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SUPERMAN SUPERHERO S NOT BEEN BITTEN BY A RADIOACTIVE SPIDER. EXILED F R O M A N A L I E N P L A N E T O R M U TAT E D I N A N O D D LY U S E F U L WAY ? F E A R N O T.I. T E C H C A N S T I L L G I V E YO U POWERS. AS MAN OF STEEL READIES TO HIT CINEMAS. T 3 R E S E A R C H E S T H E S C I E N T I F I C A D VA N C E M E N T S T H AT COULD TURN YOU INTO A RE AL-LIFE SUPER-BEING WO R D S J O N A X WO RT H Y I L LU ST R AT I O N S M A R K M I TC H E L L YOU CAN BE A… J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 8 7 .

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

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

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

“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. pioneered by Alu. However. a new type of fabric was invented which. £69. so night vision is essential. Hyperstealth ts Biotechnology Corp. up to a distance of 1m. none more so than Bruce Wayne’s cape made of “memory cloth” . It uses an electrical charge. a new method. but microscopic objects are generally n t they? quite hard to see anyway.000 feet using the Gryphon they could glide for around 30 miles at an average speed of 60 miles an hour. a research s scientist at Bayer Material S Science. so our eyes never see the returning light rays. For Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight franchise. which makes it instantly stiffen so that Batman can glide from tall buildings.JP POTENTIAL PROBLEMS? The difficulty comes when you try to disguise larger objects. called electrostatic flocking. Based on calculations taken from the Dark Knight’s memory cloth cape. “was a hybrid mix of parachute-grade nylon and velvet pile. CEO eople Guy Cramer.” says t P Peter Hutton. rigid wingspan and a glide ratio of 5:1. When completed. correct us if we’re wrong. her invisibility rival. COOLMATERIAL. $110. You’re a superhero without pockets? Good job it’s got a belt clip. Its built-in camera will capture the moment you take down the bad guys in 1080p at 60fps. If someone was to jump from 30. This bad boy gives the wearer a 2m.NE. These man-made fabrics work by interrupting the flow of light so that waves are bent around objects. “The make up of light waves means that only microscopic objects can be rendered invisible. uses an ultra-thin metallic metascreen to cancel out the waves as they are reflected off the cloaked object. 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 that “the people ks that need to know that it works e have seen it” . Professor Alu admits. member of the production design team. which lo looked great but was also light enough to be able to li c catch the air beneath it” . However. pocket-sized torch will light up the bad guys to the tune of 400 lumens.33:1. n a adds Westgate. equating to a 350m glide from the top of a 150m building. called “mantle cloaking” . the very latest thing in wingsuit technology.” she says.UK HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THIS POWER? ER? “Large-scale invisibility is still l 35 re’s years away. £32. EO batteries.CO. This thumb-sized camera can take 11-megapixel stills and record full 1080p video in the pitch black. Ah. In real life. The production team b borrowed a technique pioneered by the Ministry p o of Defence.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 9 1 . VIDEOHEAD HELMETS.Current flying-cape tech lets you fly like a real bat (that has just been shot dead in mid-flight) I. JTT. it was calculated that the impact of hitting the ground would be similar to hitting a car travelling at 50mph. the use of electroactive polymers is e t the closest thing we have to memory cloth. 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. “The only reason we are able to see an object at all is because of the light rays bouncing off its surface. JTT CHOBI CAM PRO 3 Evil lurks in the darkness. There are alternatives.COM HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THIS POWER? POTENTIAL PROBLEMS? P “At last.” laments Hutton. scientists are trying to do something similar with “metamaterials” and “metascreens” .” says Professor Andrea Alu. but do those people know they’ve seen it…? ? VIDEO HEAD HELMET CAM Protect your do-gooding dome with this crash hat. then. material cape into a rigid flying suit. by bending light waves around gles fooling even night-vision goggles without the use of cameras. “also made . aren’t LED LENSER F1 FLASHLIGHT This lithium powered. I can shop in Lidl without shame…” O of the questions One concerning researchers at “For electroactive polymer techniques that could turn a soft. serrated blade. physicist at the University of Texas. it look really cool” “Currently. we need to wait another 20 years. TORCHDIRECT. £TBC. we’re not quite there yet.” Now. you’d need some hefty Bat armour to survive that. 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. bottle opener and handy comb. “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. For the last six years the Special Parachute and Logistics consortium have been developing the Gryphon.” says Alu. saw. It e r reduced the cape’s night-vision profile but. however. but there’s ific always the chance of a scientific breakthrough. BATMAN! BATMAN’S FLYING CAPE GLIDE INTO BATTLE – OR YOUR OFFICE. the Gryphon will be fitted with AR navigation and automatic guidance for a smooth landing. lights or mirrors. HIGH-TECH KIT TO MAKE YOU A LITTLE BIT SUPER: HOLY INEXPENSIVE ACCESSORIES.” the University of Leicester is whether Batman would ever be able to survive the landing if he flew using just his Batcape. which compares favourably to the Caped Crusaders’s 4.7 metre one with a glide ratio of 2. according to Stephen Westgate.

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

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

even Facebook likes have fallen foul of one of the world’s most heavily restricted states. The FAA was all set to change this to five and a half hours. Duqu has thus far failed to destroy the world. things were looking rosy for the 787 after its lengthy gestation. Later that month. RICHARD GRASSIE THEN DUQU THE DESTROYER First covered in T3 December 2012 “A computer worm with the power to take down governments.” says Beech. One of those airlines hit hard was Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic. Meanwhile. more than 400 projects had set up shop. Meanwhile. 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. the FAA grounded the entire fleet of 50 planes worldwide. WE’RE GERMAN… “Tablets. However.” The majority of that funding is from overseas – of the 50. in January 2013.000 people that backed a UK project in the first month of trading only 39 per cent were from the UK – and it’s this global reach that is the main cause of Kickstarter’s success. it looks like it’s going to remain disappointed. 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. many analysts believe that the 787 will now not receive an extended ETOPS certification. letting it fly less crowded skies. The firm had 16 Dreamliners lined up for delivery from summer 2014.” It appears that the FAA will allow the Dreamliner to keep its original three-hour ETOPS. Now you’ve got an idea. and greatly increasing the value of the plane to long-haul airlines.T3 INVESTIGATES CYBER WORLD WAR: STILL A THREAT First covered in T3 April 2012 KICKSTARTER PHOTOGRAPH REX FEATURES. 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. spent £1. Mortyr. this allows the plane to fly routes three hours away from the nearest runway. at least in the short term. “You can understand their thinking. Days later.” said Branson at the time. “The loss of a battery to other planes isn’t critical. the Pi. « J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 9 5 . bringing the world closer to the brink of cyber warfare. Because of the Dreamliner’s construction. flames were seen licking the undercarriage of one as it sat parked at Logan International. In the same month a five-year-old. for once not due to a battery fire “You’ve had the light bulb moment.” THEN START ME UP! NOW NORTH KOREA GETS INVOLVED The Dreamliner shrouded in smoke. or partner with an existing firm across the pond – a fairly formidable bureaucratic barrier. Mortal Kombat 1-3 and Wolfenstein 3D. “That’s very attractive to someone looking to get wide. at an estimated cost to Boeing of $450 million in lost income and compensation to airlines. Before the European launch. it seems we’ve only scratched the surface of Kickstarter’s potential uses. analyst at aerospace consulting firm Leeham Co. It’s all great news for retrogaming Deutschlanders. North Korea is accused of using malware to target South Korea’s banks and media outlets. “We have had to scramble in planes we hadn’t intended and keep ones we hadn’t planned to.” says Scott Hamilton. such as those above the North Pole. Boston.” hoped to be operating four of them by the end of the year. Even so.700 on ammo in Zombies vs Ninja and similarly received a full refund. That’s where crowdfunding comes in… And Kickstarter is leading the charge. the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) was even considering lengthening its Extended Range Twin Engine Operational Performance (ETOPS) certification range. Normally. global exposure for a fledgling product. Apple’s handing over £66 million in compo to parents who brought a successful class-action suit against it when their kids ran up massive in-app bills. but state-sponsored cyber skirmishes continue. For a time. It warns of the possibility of future attacks on hospitals and nuclear plants. GERMANY BACKTRACKS ON GAMES CENSORSHIP First covered in T3 Christmas 2011 THEN NO TECH PLEASE. Apple has already refunded two parents from Bristol after their eight-yearold spent £980 buying virtual donuts in Simpsons: Tapped Out in January. Then. if Boeing was expecting an end to the turbulence that’s dogged its revolutionary craft since its conception.” says co-inventor Paul Beech. “We were successfully funded with £74. video games. powered by Raspberry Pi and called the Picade. the only way to get funding on the site was to set up a business in the US.” NOW SEVERAL BANS LIFTED Games that have joined Doom in having their bans retrospectively lifted by censors include Harvester. also from Bristol. with £2 million already pledged to UK inventors – about £48 per minute. “The 787 has been an unbelievably painful experience.” 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. with Scrubs star Zach Braff getting $2 million funding for a new movie within a few days. in the US. “It seemed right that we should be supporting another very British project.000 – double our funding goal. and the issue is deemed serious enough for Nato to have requested a convention on the threat of cyber war. The first British Kickstarter project was a retro-arcade machine. but no money to make it happen. Within a month of Kickstarter’s high-profile arrival on these shores.

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

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Edited by Libby Plummer RATED THE LATEST TECH FROM THE T3 TEST LAB {RAT {RATINGS} A INGS} {ALSO REVIEWED THIS MONTH} Pure Jongo S3 p104 Sporty earphones p106 Big-screen smart TVs V p109 Bluetooth speakers p118 TomTom Rider p120 Bowers & Wilkins Z2 p120 A MUST-HAVE A VERY GOOD ABOVE AVER AVERAGE A AGE MEDIOCRE OH DEAR Space-age smartphone sensation IN ANDROID’S GAME OF THRONES. CAN SAMSUNG’S GALAXY S4 CLAMBER OVER THE BODIES OF SONY’S XPERIA Z AND HTC’S ONE TO REACH THE TOP? WORDS DAVID PHELAN PHOTOGRAPHY PIXELEYES J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 9 9 .

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

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

superphones. Point at a contact’s name and it shows speed dial numbers. narrowly beating the S4. matched three. CAMERA DESIGN STORAGE T3 VERDICT Great screen. but it’ll still keep going by clever eco settings that while the sun’s up.5GHz. tank-like build quality and – call us shallow if you will – just looks sexier.COM DISPLAY SONY XPERIA Z £500. with an all-aluminium back and edge-to-edge screen. Smart Scroll flicks through web pages without you touching the screen – great for people with mucky jobs. but only 16GB is currently available in the UK – not much for £600. por favor?” The S4 can help.COM/UK £520. discreetly solid and helpfully waterproof. with no discernable slowness. high-resolution display. but it’s also slim.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. Cool gesture-control features. big. It’s a whole new approach. Smart Rotation switches the screen to landscape when your head lolls. Samsung claims a choice of 16GB. which also boasts waterproofing. However. but it is well executed. REVIEWS EDITOR The S4 had a lot to live up to but its speedy chips. It’s not the first app to do this. SAMSUNG. but average low-light shots.9GHz quadcore is plenty fast and powerful enough. Better phone cameras exist T3 SAYS Samsung’s finest smartphone yet. This is Sony’s best-looking phone to date. this isn’t as lightning-fast as Samsung’s processor. but the slowest here at 1. Features are sometimes more gimmicky than essential. 32GB or 64GB storage. swipe through the pages of an ebook or online recipe without touching the screen. and eats up data.COM/UK This Super AMOLED screen The same resolution as the is the brightest and sharpest S3 packed into a 4. Still a champ. Don’t be fooled. This one uses Sony’s Bravia TV tech to great effect. but they Also has a 13-meg sensor. Almost Apple-like aesthetics. which sports a slightly better camera.COM THE S4’S A FIVE-STAR SUCCESS. which means you can use the S4 as a universal telly remote. 13-megapixel sensor and plenty of camera features. it can’t topple the HTC One. it’s plasticky. It will easily last an entire day. glossy and manages to feel premium despite the removable back. {RIVALS} « recharge is essential. Not good at pronunciation? It will speak the phrase for you.COM . friendly screen and gesture controls leave us in no doubt that this is Samsung’s best yet. SAMSUNG. further eke out battery life. The words appear in English and your chosen language. games and Samsung’s new features without slouching. Struggle beyond asking for “Dos cervezas. Another five-inch screen. SONYMOBILE. The S4 is S4. 1 0 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE REVIEWS GO TO T3. Just four megs. There’s only a 16GB version. Look away from a video that’s playing and Smart Pause freezes the action. Android owners are spoiled for choice right now though. A big. it’s still a class act. even if it’s no longer the best Android money can buy {THE FINAL WORD} LIBBY PLUMMER. that’s for sure. A big phone with room for a 2600mAh battery. but Samsung is very eager for you not to touch it. Touch the microphone icon and speak.7-inch five-incher around. innovative Despite a challenge by the Bringing up the rear in this features and power. powerful smartphone that’s not afraid to innovate. Premium styling. The S4 has an incredibly responsive touchscreen. New camera tricks HATE Plasticky design. with no microSD slot. a killer camera and strong strong trinity of Android a formidable Android force. with the clarity of shots Amazing results in dim light. look keep the One on top. but the difference is barely noticeable. It’s still quick. it’s a five-star wonder. slowly and clearly. but for our money it falls just short of the HTC One. Bluetooth and an IR sensor. Only the 16GB model is currently available in the UK A 1. but there’s still no denying its wow factor. RATING LOVE Spectacular. now… Hover your finger over a picture gallery and it pops open. Choose between 32GB or 64GB. So. deliver the best shots here. Connectivity is up there with the best. BUT IT’S NO LONGER THE KING OF THE ANDROID PHONES upcoming 4G networks – plus NFC. Yes. but it has a microSD slot. PROCESSOR BATTERY The worst longevity of these Decent battery life. The Android Jelly Bean OS again helps with smooth running. Still a quadcore processor. screen means more detail. 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. in a case that’s slim. while its camera is bested by the Xperia Z. including 4G – ready for action on any of the PRICE/URL THE ULTIMATE ANDROID THREE-WAY SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 HTC ONE £600. is this the best Android smartphone yet? 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letting you stream music stored on your phone or tablet over Wi-Fi. The choice of four audio configurations.COM FOR AN EXTENDED REVIEW Jongo unchained PURE’S JONGO S3 OFFERS MULTIROOM. Setup is fiddly over Wi-Fi. It also gifts you more than 20. including an “Outdoor Boost” one for garden parties – see p78 – adds a bit of versatility. creating an ad-hoc. More importantly.75-inch tweeters and one 3. It’s not huge.25kg with battery pack LOVE Good sound for the cost. Unlike Sonos you’ll need multiple devices running Pure Connect to play different music in each room.R A T E D Review 1 HEAD OVER TO T3.5W + 10W CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. 2 3 {DETAILS} 1 SONIC ARSENAL 2 WORK THE LOOK! 3 INFO SCREEN The Jongo’s compact body is stuffed with four 0. although it can’t compete with something like Sonos’ Play: 3 or B&W’s Z2. Feel the bass kick! A bit! No.COM 131x139x135mm/ 1. 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. Multi-room via iOS only T3 SAYS With looks.000 free internet radio stations and an impressive selection of podcasts. Pure Connect also lets you play music on multiple Jongos. MP2.5-inch neodymium midrange driver. it’s not the sexiest device ever. plus multi-room. Decent battery life HATE Fiddly Wi-Fi syncing. with Android compatibility “coming soon” – see bottom left – allows you to control multiple Jongos. the battery life is good enough to ensure the party won’t end abruptly. Jongo may not offer seamless setup. Streaming over Wi-Fi. but Jongo also comes in black. 3. nor audiophile-grade sonics. but will support the A2 and T6 Jongos when they hit the UK. WIRELESS JAPES VIA WI-FI OR BLUETOOTH. Pure Music and access a further 15 million tracks. reviewed on p120. green. requiring you to enter a lengthy URL into your mobile browser before navigating the Setup Manager. black or white – they’re £13 each if you like to swap about Hidden around the back. PURE. Pure Audio QUOTED BATTERY LIFE 10 hours With both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. but costing nearly £100 less than a Sonos Play: 3 it is a sound option for those wanting wireless tunes. Splash out on a £5-a-month subscription to the Spotify-rivalling. via the Pure Connect app for iOS. with speaker grills in yellow. AT A PRICE THAT’S SEXIER THAN ITS LOOKS Colourful. 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. DISPLAY 1-inch LCD POWER 4x 2. brains and better-thanaverage sound quality. multi-room setup. sound mode and source input.5mm audio in FORMATS WMA. If you want the same tune everywhere – and you probably will – this’ll do the job. Bluetooth via USB dongle. the Jongo S3 is a great introduction to multi-room audio 1 0 4 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WORDS CHRIS HASLAM PHOTO PSC PHOTOGRAPHY . the Jongo S3 has the flexibility to play content from just about anywhere. but it beats the “Press twice. It’s currently only compatible with iOS. Connecting via Bluetooth and the bundled USB dongle is much simpler. well connected and able to form a wireless multiroom set-up: the Pure Jongo S3 is more than just a bizarre name. it shows battery life. without breaking the bank. AAC. ethernet. £170.

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

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

Smart TVs R A T E D

Tellies with talent
WE PIT THIS SEASON’S SMARTEST TVS AGAINST EACH OTHER IN A PRIME-TIME BATTLE ROYALE

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. «

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

LOEWE CONNECT ID 46 £1,995

PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT65 £1,699

SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1,399

PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1,000

SAMSUNG UE46F8000 £1,999

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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

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

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

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

LoveFilm and Acetrax. and the TouchPad remote makes it easier than ever for you to find what you want to watch. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch 1 1 6 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE TV REVIEWS GO TO T3. with all popular codecs playable from NAS and USB. which suggests shows based on your monitored viewing preferences – think of it as Tivo without the Virgin Media subscription – Smart Portal 2. Netflix. now in version 2. Ethernet.0 really impresses. ITV player. ITV Player. YouTube. DailyMotion. the F8000 has a crescent-shaped stand that takes up more than its fair share of space. DLAN. Acetrax. It links with smartphone apps. It may still struggle to understand what you’re asking it. The design may cause some users a little consternation. 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. Netflix.COM OR HEAD TO P122 . once you’ve invested time playing with settings – none of the presets make this screen sing. is vastly improved. It uses active shutter from Netflix and Lovefilm. The screen also boasts twin Freeview HD and Freesat HD tuners – take your pick.0. Picture quality is equally terrific. but we think you’ll make room for it. contrast rich HD. The end result is a properly smart TV. you’re rewarded with sharp. Switch the Cinema Black mode on to prevent backlight intrusion when watching 21:9 ratio movies 3 DESIGN The crescent stand looks cool. SAMSUNG. tech. All the main IPTV providers The set’s 3D performance are on hand here. with is also surprisingly clean and catch-up from BBC iPlayer and ITV and on-demand bright. Internet TV support is wide and includes big hitters like BBC iPlayer. 2x Freesat 3D Active. 2x specs WEB TV BBC iPlayer. Outstanding HD and 3D picture HATE Striking but impractical design T3 SAYS Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. the F8000 packs a quadcore processor for faster browsing and better interactivity.0 mean it’s easy to watch what you want. but its Smart Portal interface. Beneath the hood. Spotify AUDIO 40W CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. too included pairs of specs it will cost you dearly. 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.COM/UK TEST WINNER 2 {SPECIFICATION } SCREEN 46-inch 1920x1080 edge-lit LED LCD TUNER 2x Freeview HD. despite being tutored to comprehend conversational English.999. Extra content from web sources is treated kindly.0 watching 21:9 movies. but takes up a lot of space in your lounge LOVE Smartphone apps. 3x USB. Lovefilm. Chores done. so if you The new S-Recommend require more than the two feature picks out things it thinks you’ll like. though. With simplified graphical icons and a new S-Recommendation engine. with Dual View and Smart Mirroring.SAMSUNG UE46F8000 £1. Wi-Fi.

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

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

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

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

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Great styling.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. HTC. with front-facing speakers HATE Average battery life. TESTED JANUARY 2013 0 10 NOKIA LUMIA 920 £529. Very solid build. SHOP. Slightly plasticky build T3 SAYS S A mighty phone that’s powerful. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Smashing. it’s also less fully featured SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS NEW E PROCESSOR 1. TESTED JUNE 2013 06 6 HTC ONE X £379. but no longer the best Android money can buy RY LOVE Bigger screen. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 64GB PROCESSOR 1. HTC. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB 02 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 £600. Android Jelly Bean HATE Incredibly dull design.7-inch. Cheaper than the One X+ (below left) SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. Bright. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Bright.9GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch. 4.COM. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LO LOVE Spectacular high-resolution display. Massive 64GB storage.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 24 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . Not different enough to really appeal T3 SAYS BB10 is a move in the right direction. PLAY. amazing screen and strong battery.GOOGLE. innovative camera. New camera tricks HATE Plasticky design. Average battery life T3 SAYS Bigger and brighter. Bright screen E HATE Average camera. 1280x768 CAMERA 8. LO of innovative features.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4. Excellent touchscreen keyboard.5-inch screen. even if the Z10 is more competent than exciting SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. L Immaculate display. microSD PROCESSOR 1. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB PROCESSOR A6 SCREEN 4-inch.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch.7-inch. Sony’s best smartphone yet and a top Android SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Nice ’n’ low price. Superior camera. Great audio. customisable OS. A fantastic. 1136x640 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. 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. It’s the new Android champion SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Really strong.7-inch screen is tasty indeed. feature-packed an and very desirable SPECIFICATIONS LO LOVE BlackBerry Hub and improved BlackBerry World.BLACKBERRY.COM 01 HTC ONE £520.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. Features more gimmicky than essential T3 SAYS Samsung’s best smartphone yet. UK.COM. Reasonable price HATE Bulky body. Cool gesture features. Just 8GB or 16GB. colourful.COM/UK. Excellent performance all round HATE It’ll be too big for some. SUPERTOOTH. JABRA. but eight hours’ talk time and a budget price tag add appeal.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. voiceactivated hands-free kit.COM/UK.8-inch 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB or 32GB + microSD PROCESSOR 1. iOS 6 very smooth HATE Battery life could be better. but you’ll still need to charge every day T3 SAYS The HTC One X’s smarter. 1920x1080 CAMERA 4-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB or 64GB PROCESSOR 1.BT. full-HD display. Lacks features of other OSs T3 SAYS The best iPhone to date and iOS is still slicker than Android.7-inch.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4.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.7-inch. TESTED JUNE 2012 LOVE Chic metallic design. longer-lasing brother is the power user’s HTC phone SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slick. Fluid performance.COM Two mics and Noise Blackout technology make for clear phone calls.COM/UK. Wireless Charging. £55. SONYMOBILE. Power aplenty Fine selection s HATE It I really is fairly big. TESTED AUGUST 2012 9 09 BLACKBERRY Z10 £480. the Nokia Lumia 920 is easily the best Windows Phone handset to date SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. Long battery life. However.COM/UK.COM/UK 2 BT EASY BLUETOOTH CALL KIT 4 JABRA CRUISER 2 Very basic.4GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. Very handy Nokia Maps app. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 8GB or 16GB 04 SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 FROM £393. No expandable memory T3 SAYS A thing of beauty with brains to match. £20.COM. Overall lack of apps. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB.NET Announce “Minikit” at any time to wake this slinky-looking. SAMSUNG. The 4.5-inch.COM/UK.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4. TESTED APRIL 2013 08 8 GOOGLE NEXUS 4 FROM £279. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. Comparatively cheap a HATE Bigger battery.COM. £70. thoughtful design. SAMSUNG. 32GB storage.COM. 4G capability – if you’re on an EE contract. bold and big screen.7-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. HTC. quadcore processor ensures smooth operation LOVE and gaming. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOV Fast. £45.2-inch. Fiddly waterproof connectors T3 SAYS Stunning and waterproof. 32GB or 64GB NT 03 3 SONY XPERIA Z S £500. microSD 5 05 HTC ONE X+ £470. TESTED JULY 2013 07 APPLE IPHONE 5 FROM £529. Speedy and slick HATE Big screen might make it too bulky for some users T3 SAYS Stunning design. Better front-facing camera for video. great feel. APPLE. NOKIA. PARROT.

light and now even cheaper. Jelly Bean OS is L excellent.9-inch screen. More affordable.COM.ASUS. 128GB and 4G LTE models now available HATE Pretty minor. Battery life could be better T3 SAYS Full-sized version. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Very sharp 8. No Google Play store T3 SAYS A great tablet for media consumption. 64GB or 128GB OS Android 4.9-inch. 32GB or 64GB 5 05 AMAZON KINDLE HD 8. APPLE. Solid build e H HATE Lack of dedicated tablet apps. No 3G option yet T3 T SAYS Like the Nexus 7 this gives power on the cheap.0. 1280x800 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB 02 2 APPLE IPAD (4TH GEN) FROM £399. as upgrades go. and it’s e excellent value to boot SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6.0.7 £139.UK. now a little bit better – make sure you get enough storage for that Retina-ready gear… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Outstanding. TESTED JANUARY 2013 06 0 6 AMAZON KINDLE FIRE HD £159. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb VFM.7GHz quadcore O SCREEN 10. GOOGLE.1 PROCESSOR 1.1-inch. Wi-Fi only T3 SAYS In terms of bang for your buck.7-inch.1 Jelly Bean PROCESSOR 1.ASUS.9-inch. 32GB or 64GB OS Android 4. UK. this takes the world’s best tablet and proves that smaller is even better SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Amazon’s simplified Android is extremely user-friendly.COM. plus access to one million free ebooks and libraries. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Retina Display looks stunning.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 5 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . a premium build and great screen. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE The pocket-friendly. 1080x800 STORAGE 8GB or 16GB OS Android 4. less sexy OS Android 4. GOOGLE.3 PROCESSOR 1.0.7-inch.CO.3GHz quadcore SCREEN 10. New iPad is better T3 SAYS Slimmer and cheaper than the new iPad. Optimised apps are lacking.CO. this is still a mighty alluring tablet in its own right SPECIFICATIONS ASUS TRANSFORMER PAD TF300T SP SPECIFICATIONS £428.COM/NEXUS. AMAZON. microSD AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. BARNESANDNOBLE. £69.0 PROCESSOR 1. the Nexus 7 is by far the best Android tab on the market SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Sharp full-HD screen. though SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4. AMAZON.4GHz dualcore SCREEN 9. microSD 04 APPLE IPAD 2 FROM £329. Plenty of content on offer. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1.COM. Screen resolution is not the best T3 SAYS Slim and stunningly designed. GEMINIDEVICES. Great screen HATE Processor can struggle. FROM £109. power and graphical oomph. with iOS 5 and apps galore HATE Rear camera is poor. with plenty of power.6GHz quadcore SCREEN 10. Heavy on storage HATE More expensive than the equivalent iPad. 4G LTE version available HATE Pricey.CO.2GHz dualcore SCREEN 7-inch. AMAZON. but not quite as portable as its seven-inch sibling SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Matches the iPad 2’s screen resolution.UK 2 4 KOBO EREADER TOUCH BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK GLOWLIGHT Great.COM A top quality e-ink screen with added touch control. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB. Smooth operation. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB. b lack of tablet-specific apps makes it less desirable but SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6. UK.2 PROCESSOR 1. Tasty trophy gadget. AMAZON. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1. Book store rivals Amazon’s.9 FROM £229.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 8. APPLE.2GHz quadcore SCREEN 7-inch. 32GB.1-inch. now backlit for late-night edification.COM/UK.COM/NEXUS.Tablets {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top four ebook readers 1 AMAZON KINDLE PAPERWHITE 3 AMAZON KINDLE The best ereader screen around. Plenty of storage plus a microSD slot. backlit screen. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2011 09 9 t LOVE Decent battery.COM/UK. lighter Kindle with an improved screen is a nailed-on bargain. microSD OS iOS 5 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 9. 2560x1600 STORAGE16GB or 32GB S 03 3 GOOGLE NEXUS 7 FROM £159. Thin. Reduced battery life T3 SAYS Beautiful full-HD screen aside.7-inch. TESTED JANUARY 2013 08 A ASUS TRANSFORMER INFINITY £599.9-inch screen with ultra-slim bezel looks fantastic and works great. £109. 1920x1200 STORAGE 16GB/32GB OS Android 4. Average screen H T3 SAYS Sibling of the Prime.1-inch. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB.CO. 7. full-sized tablet market SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4. Features like Google Now add excitement HATE Limited. super-HD display. Keyboard dock. Easy to use.UK The cheaper.CO. 1280x1200 STORAGE 32GB/64GB. WHSMITH.COM/UK. £80.2GHz A8 single core SCREEN 9. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Fantastic price with keyboard dock included HATE Flimsy keyboard. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 GOOGLE NEXUS 10 G £319. TESTED JUNE 2013 10 GEMINI JOYTAB 9. APPLE.1 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 7. Google Play access HATE Single core processor T3 SAYS A rare. Limited app selection T3 SAYS The best Kindle yet. non-expandable storage. 2048x1536 STORAGE 16GB. carousel-style interface with Lovefilm and Amazon content HATE No 3G option.UK 01 1 APPLE IPAD MINI FROM £269. 1280x800 STORAGE 32GB. New A6X processor bolsters speed. faster and sharper. shining gem in the manure pile that is the budget. No USB charging. plasticky build.0 PROCESSOR 1.UK. there’s no reason to buy this over a Prime.

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Built-in Wi-Fi HATE No viewfinder or built-in flash T3 SAYS Cutting-edge camera features in an attractive. 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. SAMSUNG.{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.31-inch AMOLED touchscreen WEIGHT 284g MEGAPIXELS 12.4 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-80mm ZOOM 4x VIDEO 1080 at 48fps WEIGHT 286g 04 CANON EOS 600D £449. but you need to be over 18. TESTED JUNE 2012 LOVE Superb image quality and great low-light shooting thanks to fine high ISO performance HATE The RRP is quite high. CANON.7-inch WEIGHT 506g (body only) 03 SAMSUNG NX300 £600. professional photography course worth £3. TESTED JANUARY 2013 10 CANON EOS M £500.213.COM Choose a category – nature. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 CANON EOS 7D £1. SONY. Smaller sensor than rivals.COM 01 CANON EOS 650D £567.UK. A point and shoot with class SPECIFICATIONS SENSOR 21.UK. A wealth of compatible lenses HATE No handgrip. Tiltable AMOLED touchscreen. Lightweight yet solid build. Sharp shots achievable at maximum zo zoom. so choose carefully. Cheap as chips HATE No touchscreen. The overall winner receives a full-time.UK. Exceptionally good video recording HATE Reduced quality at high ISOs T T3 SAYS Consistent performance across stills and video.UK. No touchscreen T3 SAYS Easy to use for beginners. with good low-light performance and smooth 1080p video. compact package – a winner SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Dashing metal build and larger-than-average sensor that comes into its own in low lighting.CO. viewfinder. Solid build.8x VIDEO 1080p at 50fps WEIGHT 298g SENSOR 16. people.7 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-90mm ZOOM 3.CO. Pro-quality manual controls. animal kingdom – and get stuck in.UK. CANON.1-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 2. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 07 SONY ALPHA SLT-A37 £320.CO. Wi-Fi or built-in flash T3 SAYS Canon’s first compact system cam delivers A-grade results that justify its high-ish price SPECIFICATIONS MEGAPIXELS 16 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-360mm ZOOM 15x VIDEO 1080p at 30fps WEIGHT 217g SENSOR 18-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm EF Mount SCREEN 3-inch WEIGHT 298g AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb still image quality. SHOOTTHEFACE. TESTED JULY 2011 09 SONY CYBER-SHOT HX20V £233. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE DSLR-quality photos. 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. plus plenty on offer for pros.UK.CO. PANASONIC.COM/UK.CO. SONY. SAMSUNG. touchscreen control SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Brilliant 1080p video and sharp 18-megapixel shots. Decent stills. Versatile mode dial and features galore HATE HA Minor issues with stills. A champion travel zoom SPECIFICATIONS SPEC SENSOR 18-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18x55mm SCREEN 3-inch WEIGHT 570g M MEGAPIXELS 18. LSPAWARDS. CANON. the 600D remains an excellent choice SPECIFICATIONS L LOVE Broad zoom range. Video Snapshot recording mode HATE Jerky autofocus that’s audible on video T3 SAYS With excellent results across stills and video. TESTED JUNE 2013 08 8 SAMSUNG EX2F £300. patterns. plus $300 towards your next bit of camera gubbins. so shop around T3 SAYS An impressive DSLR with great image quality and swift. manual aperture ring HATE High ISO performance could be better.CO. 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. with a solid. Entry is free. excellent pictures.COM/UK. for obvious reasons. The most advanced compact around SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Semi-transparent mirror means faster shooting and focusing. It costs $10 to enter a photo.1 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 25-500mm ZOOM 24x VIDEO 1080 at 50fps WEIGHT 221g 05 FUJIFILM FINEPIX F660 EXR £92. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Wide.UK.6-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 3.CO. easy-to-use set of features HATE Price will put off less serious snappers T3 SAYS A workhorse of a DSLR. 15x zoom. Manual controls aplenty.CO.295. FUJIFILM.UK. CANON. Pricey for a point and shoot T3 SAYS Hefty feature set and rock-solid build plus con consistently sharp results. Superb shots.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 7 . Sony’s not-a-DSLR is a fine camera vi SPECIFICATIONS S MEGAPIXELS 12.

TESTED MARCH 2013 09 ACER C7 CHROMEBOOK £199. MALWAREBYTES.5GHz/8GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs S SCREEN 11.UK.CO. No longer the thinnest laptop T3 SAYS Same great design with even more remarkable performance.UK. Good VFM HATE Weighty.3-inch.COM/UK.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs SCREEN 13. but added peace of mind. 1. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM 1. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 08 ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A £700. although admittedly not outstanding HATE Relatively poor battery life T3 SAYS Attractive and powerful.6-inch. 1440x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. DELL.CO. Requires web connection T3 SAYS Incredible cheapness makes this a good second machine. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 ACER ASPIRE S3 £475. 256GB SSD for the same price as many 128GB ultrabooks. ZONEALARM. the XPS 15 T3 SAYS With its slinky aluminium case. Top screen HATE Middling battery life. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1.UK. APPLE.UK 2 FOR MACS SOPHOS ANTIVIRUS 4 ANTI-MALWARE MALWAREBYTES Runs in the background for low-key protection. Decent screen and acceptable processor. Gorilla Glass screen. Apple has improved its winning formula SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slimline design matches the Zenbook UX31 at #2.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs SCREEN 11. ACER. 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.CO.COM/UK. Beats Audio. Great battery life. Screen could be better T3 SAYS The smartest ultrabook.6-inch. DELL.4GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs 04 APPLE MACBOOK PRO WITH RETINA DISPLAY 13-INCH £1.COM Won’t unduly drain resources but does provide protection from phishing. 2560x1600 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 2. TESTED APRIL 2012 07 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 11-INCH £929. 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.5hrs AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. AVAST.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 6hrs 02 ASUS ZENBOOK UX31 £800.3-inch. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Elegant design conceals a throbbing. APPLE. Comfy keyboard HATE Fewer connections than our #1. ACER.449. even if style and battery life suffer a bit as a result SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 15.3-inch.COM. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1.8GHz Core i7 processor and 256GB solid state drive.5hrs SCREEN 13-inch. Ultra-fast SSD storage HATE Expensive T3 SAYS Amazing screen and a sky-high price tag SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible price tag.249.COM No real-time protection. 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. Excellent build quality.9GHz/8GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 8. good-VFM option that also has a touch of style SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13. making repelling viruses more pleasing. aluminium looks. Top performer thanks to powerful processor and graphics card. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1. HP.3-inch.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . or one for undemanding users ma SPECIFICATIONS SPE SCREEN 13. Seriously thin and portable. Windows-based MacBook alternative from Dell SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13.3-inch.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs 03 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 13-INCH £1.COM.Computers {FOCUS} Free security for your Mac or PC 1 3 FOR PCS FIREWALL AVAST! 8 ZONEALARM FREE The interface has been improved. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Classic Air design. 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.1GHz dualcore/2GB STORAGE 320GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 3hrs 05 HP SPECTRE XT £685.3-inch.ASUS. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. UK. this is another credible.COM/UK. now with next-gen power. 1920x1080 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 2. Solid spec. Reasonably priced HATE Tricky touchpad. this Zenbook is a very solid. SOPHOS. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. TESTED MARCH 2013 10 DELL XPS 13 FROM £999.COM/UK. UK. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Best laptop screen around.ORG 01 DELL XPS 15 £695.CO. 100GB of cloud storage p H HATE Chrome OS lacks support. APPLE. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Amazing screen. Chunkier than other ultrabooks T3 SAYS High-end processing power at a low price.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7.CO.3-inch.1GHz/8GB STORAGE 1TB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 8hrs SCREEN 13.ASUS. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Attractive and sturdy all-metal design.UK.

G Wi-Fi. most powerful handheld yet. NFC GAMEPAD Touchcreen 6. DVI.18-inch 320x240 touch CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. but for those with a 3DS there’s little incentive to upgrade SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 5-inch. bolder Retina Display.UK. Manages 3D gaming at up to 32fps HATE A bit light on storage and RAM T3 SAYS Gaming fanatics wanting 3D graphics on the go need look no further. AV out PROCESSOR Core i5 4.CO. TESTED NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Powerful i5 processor overclocked to 4.CO. TESTED JUNE 2012 LO A Blu-ray player. It’s not cheap. Good games. AV out 03 3 NINTENDO WII U PREMIUM FROM £249.UK. N Wi-Fi. useful GamePad. 2x USB. and cheaper than ever SPECIFICATIONS STORAGE 512MB SSD BLU-RAY/DVD No/No CONNECTIVITY 2x USB. 3x HDMI. Outgunned by the Wii U T3 SAYS This underpowered cutesie is still a hit for family-friendly gaming.CO. GAMEINFORMER. VGA. Full-HD graphics at last for Mario and co HATE Needs more games desperately. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE Xbox Live remains #1 for online gaming. eSATA. G Wi-Fi AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. EDGE-ONLINE. FREE.CO.8GHz and Nvidia GTX 680 graphics deliver fast. SD. too. 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.49.UK.COM US retailer GameSpot’s monthly is the biggest games mag in the world. 5x USB.0 BATTERY 8hrs (video).UK. fluid gameplay HATE Expensive… but worth it T3 SAYS Bone-crushing specs for serious PC gamers SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR Core i5 4. 3. Bluetooth 4. Great for exclusives. 960x544 OLED touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. eSata.CO. Oh. Tactile. Boosted battery life HATE Looks cheap. ethernet 02 2 SONY PS3 SUPER SLIM £229. USB. A5 processor and iOS 6 HATE Pricey.PLAYSTATION. 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. 1136x640 touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. About 97 in gadget years T3 SAYS A slick and powerful games and media machine SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible specs for under a grand. too. Too many overly simple party games. 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.COM This Mexican mag is beautifully designed. NINTENDO. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 10 NINTENDO WII £129. 40 hrs (audio) 04 PLAYSTATION VITA FROM £217. 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. 854x480 BATTERY 3-5 hours SCREEN 4-inch. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 0 08 8 APPLE IPOD TOUCH FROM £249.2-inch.COM. UK. fun and truly innovative. 4x USB.PLAYSTATION. Blu-ray reader STORAGE 320GB BLU-RAY/DVD Yes/Yes CONNECTIVITY HDMI. ALIENWARE. NINTENDO.COM/UK. ethernet. ATOMIXMAG. DVI.UK. including a 4. PCSPECIALIST. ethernet LOVE Cheap.6GHz i5. NINTENDO. 4 HDMI.415. Battery life only fair T3 SAYS The best. Bigger. UK. Affordable. SWIPE-MAG.COM 2 4 ATOMIX SWIPE Clever iOS-focused read pools content from 52 sites.CO.5mm audio BATTERY 4 hours 05 CHILLBLAST FUSION FIRESTORM £1. NFC BATTERY 5 hours SCREEN 4. ideally exclusive ones T T3 SAYS Nintendo’s again reinvented the way we play. XBOX. though P PROCESSOR Core i7 2GHz GRAPHICS Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M RAM/STORAGE 4GB/256GB CONNECTIVITY 4x USB.88-inch 800x240 3D/4. Well-considered interactivity nowadays. PS4’s new best-pal? HATE Pricey games and memory cards. APPLE. 2x HDMI.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 9 . TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Genuinely revolutionary platform. TESTED NOVEMBER 2011 06 VANQUISH ECLIPSE 670 MKII £999. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 ALIENWARE M17X R3 SPECIFICATIONS £1.UK.8GHz GRAPHICS 2x Nvidia GTX 680 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/2TB HDD and 240GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 10x USB. Heft makes it cumbersome. and you supp can play pl games on it. £2.{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”. Also has the T3 Awardwinning Kinect to play with and great XBLA budget gaming hub HATE No Blu-ray drive. HDMI. £2.COM 01 MICROSOFT XBOX 360 25 250GB £190.99. No HD graphics. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 LOVE Quality five-inch OLED touchscreen and quadcore power. TESTED MARCH 2012 09 NINTENDO 3DS XL £165.199. CHILLBLAST. VGA. ethernet. No AC adaptor T3 SAYS Big screens and range of games impresses. FREE. but needs games SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Beautifully designed and newly colourful.6GHz GRAPHICS 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX670 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/1TB HDD and 120GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 8x USB. though needs new issues. Bluetooth 2.CO. Dual analogue controls. Curved design is very ergonomic. media server that’s 3D-ready and LOVE supports the rather nifty Move controller (£24). A few really classic titles HATE No Blu-ray or even DVD.1. About level pegging with PS3 for classic titles.COM.UK.

composite.UK. A proper Wi-Fi media hub. Via adaptors: scart/component t RY NEW LOVE Edge-to edge glass makes for an attractive look. Fi Ethernet. SAMSUNG. component SCREEN 55-inch. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI. 3x USB. Wi-Fi 3 NT 04 PANASONIC VIERA TX-P50VT50 0 £1. Wi-Fi. digital audio out. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch.0. component. WLAN. 2x USB. stand-up comic – ie: him in real life – is a very funny mix of awkwardness.699. High-quality audio system. Louis CK’s The Thick of It. beautiful build. component. Price also somewhat cumbersome T3 SAYS An astounding plasma telly with a feature set and picture quality worth shouting about SCREEN 50-inch.UK.650. anytime RY LOVE Pristine high-def images. Fi. PC. in the USA: essential. LG. optical digital audio NT 03 SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. T G Great! Now we just need more content… RY LOVE Excellent HD and 3D visuals. S 3x USB. sharp 3D HATE Voice and gesture control are nice but inessential y T3 SAYS A beautifully made smart telly capable of really excellent pictures. LG. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Crisp picture quality courtesy of powerful image processing. DLNA content sharing HATE 3D crosstalk. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. 3x USB. SD slot. component. Excellent networked features HATE Bulky design. Twin tuners lets it work as a PVR. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Smartphone apps.390. SD. scart. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Outstanding HD image quality. Wi-Fi. DLNA. SC Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi. composite video. . 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. FROM £14 PER SERIES. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI.UK. Bright. SAMSUNG. Bluetooth 3. scart.COM/UK.COM/UK.392. Limited catch-up TV selection T3 SAYS On-demand TV organised the way you want it. SONY. so what better time to get all but the last half-dozen episodes on Blu-ray? Or maybe wait. offering superior HD and 3D image quality and strong smart features SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS SP NEW E SC SCREEN 47-inch. Excellent Smart TV content and app store.CO. 3x USB. Seven pairs of 3D glasses included HATE Over-stressed black levels. DLAN. digital audio. TESTED AUGUST 2012 ction LOVE Crisp. Attractive looks HATE 3D specs not included. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Customisable smart TV interface. optical digital audio NT 02 PANASONIC VIERA TX-47DT65 £1.900.399. Bluetooth. Basic EPG T3 SAYS Fantastic design and an Ambilight glow. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. PC.519. Superb file support. divorcee. Jam-packed internet TV portal HATE Jumbled interface. SD DL SCREEN 47-inch. digital audio. VGA. PANASONIC. component. £19.CO.CO. component.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .999. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI.0 mean immediate content is abound HATE The design is striking but also a little impractical T3 SAYS Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet.COM/UK. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. but im image quality could be improved SPECIFICATIONS SP SCREEN 46-inch. Wi-Fi. Well stocked and laid out web portal. TESTED JULY 2013 06 SONY BRAVIA KDL-55HX853 £1. 3x USB. USB. 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. OUT NOW 2 3 VEEP S1 LOUIE S1 The new Curb Your Enthusiasm. feature-packed slimline set.UK. involving picture that’s especially good for action and sports. PC. Wi-Fi. Looks highly stylish HATE Lacklustre blacks.UK. component. PHILIPS. Outstanding motion resolution. 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.CO. optical digital audio SCREEN 47-inch. scart. scart. 3x USB. but more online content is needed SPECIFICATIONS S E SPECIFICATIONS S SCREEN 42-inch.002. 3x USB. Sophisticated design.Televisions {CONTENT} Catch-up TV on Blu-ray 1 BREAKING BAD S1-5 This drugs epic is almost at an end. Wi-Fi. DLAN. Ethernet. TESTED JULY 2013 08 LG 55LM960V £1. Entertaining net portal.000. ethernet AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI. Single tuner T3 SAYS Outstanding motion handling makes this a g great telly for action junkies RY LOVE Bold design. PANASONIC. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI.CO. SONY. PANASONIC. Blacks are a little crushed T3 SAYS A thoroughbred performer. OUT JUNE 3 meta-comedy about a middle-aged.COM. Reliable multimedia streaming. Via adaptor: Scart 05 SAMSUNG UE46ES8000 NT £1.COM/UK. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Wi-Fi. Ethernet. too SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Content-rich internet portal and excellent multimedia playback. TESTED JULY 2013 07 PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT50 £1. Ambilight trickery HATE Overly processed HD. OUT JUNE 3 01 SAMSUNG UE46F8000 S £1. 3x USB. Slimline and stylish design p HATE Picture processing artefacts and visible crosstalk H T3 T SAYS Attractive. sharp edges and pathos. component SCREEN 55-inch. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 09 PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1. Strong 3D. TESTED JULY 2012 10 LG 47LM660 £1. Series 2 hits Sky Atlantic this month… £22. PC.

future-proof B Blu-ray deck at a reasonable price SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Neatly designed. optical out.CO.1 CONNECTIONS Analogue. Delivers a real boost to TV sonics HATE Pricey.1 CONNECTIONS 2x HDMI. Interface not completely intuitive.CO.UK. composite. Now includes BBC iPlayer and 4oD HATE Subscription cost is high T3 SAYS Still the best PVR choice with a slick interface. FOCAL. SONY. Tricky NAS streaming H T SAYS Unimpeachable. optical digital audio out. USB. £2. composite.COM. LG. 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. SONOS. especially if you’re not bothered about Wi-Fi connectivity SPECIFICATIONS CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. Occasional buffering and box glitches T3 SAYS State-of-the-art hardware. All the big UK channels on board HATE No integrated Wi-Fi. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 0 10 SONOS PLAYBAR £599.000W CHANNELS 5. ethernet SIZE 430x193x42mm CONNECTIONS HDMI. BENQ. 3D Blu-ray player with great performance. 5x composite.UK 2 SONY VPL-HW50ES Motion resolution is best in class for stunning action sequences. 80W subwoofer and a high-end finish HATE No surround sound. audio. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Five satellite speakers. Wi-Fi. SKY. ethernet SIZE 430x188x41mm 04 ONKYO TX-NR515 £249. no matter what it’s playing. 2D and 3D picture quality T3 places this Blu-ray deck amongst the top decks SPECIFICATIONS POWER 130W per channel CONNECTIONS 8x HDMI. Wi-Fi via dongle CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. ethernet.COM/UK. SD SIZE 430x179x38mm 05 VIRGIN MEDIA TIVO £199. a sub and net-connected. ethernet TYPE Freeview HD HD CHANNELS 5 TUNERS 2 STORAGE 500GB/125hrs HD recording 03 SONY BDP-S790 £199. UK.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. Slick operating system and a comprehensive set of connections HATE Limited web content. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 07 YOUVIEW HUMAX DTR-T1000 £239. 2x USB. TESTED JANUARY 2013 06 6 FOCAL BIRD £800.COM. 130W-per-channel oomph.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 3 1 . HDMI.UK.CO. unlike some rival receivers T3 SAYS A polished multichannel AV receiver with all the modern trimmings. 4x digital audio. Tivo’s intelligent programming. EPSON. 5x analogue audio. composite. a huge content library and three tuners SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Simple design looks stylish parked under your telly.{THE BEST OF EVERYTHING} TheGuide Home entertainment {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top projectors 1 EPSON EH-TW5900 3 BENQ W1070 Great video + high contrast + engaging 3D = plenty of bang for your buck.CO. EPSON. VIRGINMEDIA.UK 01 SKY+ HD 2TB £149. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 LOVE Bombastic.CO. wireless Kleer connectivity 02 SONY BDV-N590 £399. at a groovy price HATE Satellites are a touch on the small side T3 SAYS A full 5. on-demand aplenty and great apps SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Powerful stereo sound that’s crisp. Can upscale images to 4K resolution HATE No AirPlay. 2x HDMI. TESTED APRIL 2013 09 PANASONIC DMP-BDT220 £191. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 08 LG BP420 £100.COM. Noisy running. high-end 2. £939.ONKYO. Slick interface. The 100. Massive 1.UK. Eight HDMI inputs. HATE Full internet browser is nice. TESTED MAY 2013 LOVE Built-in modem. YOUVIEW. optical. despite slight lack of black detail. £3.5TB storage. Excellent image quality and ease of use.CO. 2TB hard disk. SONY. at an affordable price SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Exemplary hi-def pictures in 2D and 3D. Pricey T3 SAYS Making this much content available without a subscription is a winning deal SPECIFICATIONS POWER 1. Virtual surround effect could be better T3 SAYS An excellent soundbar with added streaming skills. PANASONIC. optical audio in SIZE 85x900x140mm AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. £870. audio out.COM. ethernet. digital. plus 500GB for on-demand.1 system with stunningly pure sound quality. 2x USB. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE Unbeatable content. coaxial digital audio out.600.UK 4 EPSON EH-TW8100 Another high-end classic with splendid 2D and 3D picture and quiet operation.UK Bargain projector that punches above its weight in 2D and 3D. SONY.250. and “a bit” pricey T3 SAYS A good-looking. A decent all-rounder SPECIFICATIONS TYPE Cable HD CHANNELS 36 TUNERS 3 STORAGE 1TB/250hrs HD recording CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. 2x USB. but awkward to navigate HA T3 S SAYS A feature-packed.000:1 contrast ratio doesn’t hurt. Recommends shows you might like HATE Expensive.COM. 2x USB. Worth the entry fee… SPECIFICATIONS TYPE Satellite HD CHANNELS 65 TUNERS 2 STORAGE 2TB/350hrs HD recording POWER 2x 35W + 80W CHANNELS 2. line out.COM. 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. 4K-ready.CO. 3D.

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

PHILIPS. Well-rounded sound with plenty of bass and the ability to block out most noise HATE Plasticky ear cups can cause clamminess T3 SAYS Striking design in a wide spectrum of colours. properly punchy bass and a stylishly rugged. with T3 SAYS swanky sound quality to match SPECIFICATIONS SPECIF IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-25 000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.UK Another excellent. SONY.2 Slightly better than the Touch on audio.CO. 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 10-20.7m NEW IMPEDANCE 24 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 6-24. APPLE. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Sensitive speakers. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 07 07 SENNHEISER CX 890I £119. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 06 6 URBANEARS PLATTAN £39.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.2m AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. branding-free. URBANEARS. SONY.CO. £129.BEATSBYDRE. Swift. Great noise isolation from snug in-ear fit.2m 03 3 PHILIPS FIDELIO L1 £200. TESTED JANUARY 2011 10 SONY XBA-S65 £79. Crisp sound. The looks are self-consc self-consciously “premium” and consequently a bit naff Y The T P5 has a high-end look.COM/UK New.5-inch touchscreen. Lightweight. slightly worse on everything else.UK. AIAIAI. £80.COM/UK 2 SONY WALKMAN 4 SAMSUNG GALAXY S NWZ-Z1060 WI-FI 4.1m IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20. and is cheaper.COM. 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. bass-loaded audio SPECIFICATIONS IMPEDANCE Not quoted FREQUENCY RANGE Not quoted CORD LENGTH 1. full-bodied audio.UK. An anti-tangle cord adds further niceness HATE Luxury. ideal for pop and rock.COM. PARROT. BOWERS-WILKINS.000 Hz CORD LENGTH Not quoted 05 05 AIAIAI TMA-1 £163. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 LOVE Looks better than the P5 below.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. as ever.CO.{THE BEST OF EVERYTHING} TheGuide Headphones {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top four PMPs 1 3 APPLE IPOD TOUCH APPLE IPOD NANO This combo of music.CO. TESTED JUNE 2012 0 08 8 B&W P5 £249. though only 8GB storage.COM/UK 01 B&W P3 £169. Android-powered PMP. URBANEARS. with punchy. A simple. A great hipster’s choice SPECIFICATIONS S IMPEDANCE 34 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20. SENNHEISER. Play-Doh-like design.36m IMPEDANCE 85 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20. 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. apps and games oozes quality each time it’s redesigned. feel and price.3m CO 04 4 BEATS BY DR DRE EXECUTIVE £269. Extremely Extrem effective noise cancelling. it worked SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Lasso-style hangers keep buds securely in your ears. Now only available as 16GB model.DK. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 09 9 URBANEARS ZINKEN £80. but when the batteries run out the music dies SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Fetching. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 LOVE Loud Lo but precise sound quality. Excellent on-ear touch controls HATE Battery life not brilliant.2m C 02 2 PARROT ZIK DESIGN BY STARCK £280.000Hz CORD LENGTH Wireless IMPEDANCE 32 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 17-23. 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. reliable Bluetooth pairing and active e noise-cancelling.CO. TESTED NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Clear.000Hz IMP CORD LENGTH 1. 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. A muso’s delight SPECIFICATIONS L LOVE Outstanding audio with good noise isolation HATE HAT A E Bested by the cheaper P3s at #1. APPLE. UK. transparent audio with meaty bass and nicely retro retr stylings. Foldable design HAT A Noise cancelling requires AAA batteries HATE T3 SAYS Exceptional sound quality.UK.UK. Evidently. more compact and lighter.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. larger 2. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Great audio. doesn’t come particularly cheap HA T3 SAYS Super comfort and the highest audio quality lity justify the higher price tag.CO. BOWERS-WILKINS.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE NT RY J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 3 3 . £249.UK.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. The sign of a true audio gent… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Good noise isolation and crisp.COM. SAMSUNG. Comes in huge colour range: black or white HATE Head grippage could be overly firm for some T3 SAYS Highly refined headphones with stunning sound quality.000 Hz CORD LENGTH 1.2m IMPEDANCE 60 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20.COM. FROM £249.

LOGITECH. LOGITECH. TESTED AUGUST 2012 06 LOVE Slim.UK. GARMIN. slick. Crisp menus. OTTERBOX.COM. with excellent sound quality across PC. MOBILEFUN. Vista. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 SCREEN 4. the Rider is good. Lightweight L enough to carry anywhere.4kg 4 04 JOBY GORILLAPOD SLR-ZOOM JOB £42. Free traffic updates HATE With map updates gratis. giving you motiv motivational Fuel to burn HATE Not as good as Fitbit. Very comfortable. PS3 and Xbox 360 SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH PERFORMANCE M MOUSE MX £50. XP. Simple-to-navigate maps and a responsive touchscreen. MUGENPOWER BATTERIES.CO.3 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 122x74x9mm LOVE Works with PC and Mac. TOMTOM. Xbox 360 players s will have to wire it to their controller d T3 SAYS THE accessory for gamers. Bluetooth 4. if a little primitive SPECIFICATIONS E SCREEN 5 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 143x88x19mm NEW SCREEN 4. but for more demanding photographers this provides top quality prints SPECIFICATIONS CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 4. Reliably stable HATE Lacks height T3 SAYS A solid yet flexible tripod for every imaginable surface.COM 01 GARMIN 3490LMT 3490LM £235. relatively low-res screen T3 SAYS The best satnav for two wheels rather than T fo four. TESTED JULY 2011 LOVE Great build quality.3.CO. Mac OS X 10.UK Doubles the battery life. Mac. this is small.COM. EPSON. Pow! £73.COM/PLUS.COM/UK. 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. sleek.9 or later 03 03 FITBIT ONE £80. this grips and bends to suit your needs SPECIFICATIONS LOV LOVE Free iPhone app.CO.COM.3 inches CONNECTIVITY USB 2. INCIPIO.UK. noise-cancelling headset HATE The cost may cause a little anxiety.COM. USB 2. weatherproof build. 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. five-inch screen SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Well-thought-out.COM OTTERBOX DEFENDER Protection against drops and dust without too much excess bulk. TESTED MARCH 2013 08 EPSON PX830FWD £348.COM 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 FLIP COVER 4 GALAXY NOTE 2 MUGEN BATTERY & COVER Slimline bumper-and-flip job protects your S4’s bountiful.760dpi SIZE 465x458x198mm WEIGHT 11. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 07 LOVE Top-notch audio quality with Dolby 7. Adds a kickstand. ASTROGAMING. bike-specific features.0 BATTERY LIFE 5-7 days SIZE 48x19x10mm WEIGHT 8g CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. JOBY. Customisable. USB.0 SIZE 130x101x53mm AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. 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. £30.COM. ethernet RESOLUTION Up to 5. reliable and won’t steal your boiled sweets SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH K360 WIRELESS KEYBOARD SPECIFICATIONS £23. there’s little to dislike here T3 SAYS The ultimate co-pilot. $30. Ups your activity all-day. Rugged. clearly T3 SAYS Growing app support gives the Fitbit the edge over its equally sporty competitors SPECIFICATIONS LOVE High-quality prints from six colour ink cartridges. TESTED MARCH 2011 10 0 TOMTOM RIDER £349.0.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 4 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 NT RY .0. Easy Wi-Fi setup and simple printing from iPhones HATE Prints are more expensive than average T3 T SAYS It’s not cheap. 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. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Flexibility adds creative freedom. £27.COM. 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. One year of TomTom’s Live services free. Comprehensive mapping HATE No Live services. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 09 NIKE+ FUELBAND £129.0 BATTERY LIFE 4 days SIZE 147-197mm circumference WEIGHT From 27g 05 TOMTOM GO LIVE 1005 £260 + £47 PER YEAR.1 surround sound from a wireless. 2x AA batteries 02 0 2 ASTRO GAMING A50 £249. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Larger screen. FITBIT. NIKE. TOMTOM. smartphone-like design.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. five-inch screen.

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

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pieces attempting to rip apart its plastic casing. 5/ Buy an SD Card at an airport And then immediately shred your hands to 6/ Forget to clear your history With your belt in one hand. at night. your shoes in the other and your trousers hanging on to your arse for dear life. portable phone charger and spare portable phone charger before heading to bed. but you’re damned if you’re going to be the social outcast seen strolling alone when there are these genius walking aids. your home printer hasn’t contained black ink since 2011 and you don’t trust that boarding pass app. F*ck it. start as you mean to go on… 2/ Visit an internet café You forgot to print off your boarding pass at work. Kindle. you neglect to remove your laptop from your carry-on bag. you caved in to the overpowering urge to drink every last drop of booze in your house. only to find in the morning that you didn’t turn any plugs on. laptop. like everyone the night before a trip to the airport. 8/ Hunt for Wi-Fi Fancy a pre-boarding check on the early kick-off or last-minute insults from the office? Well. the fact that they shatter on impact at least indicates that you should probably remove another T-shirt. where you find the only seat without a suspicious stain. damn it! Yep. 3G stopped working as you passed through security. exactly? 9/ Use a travelator It’s only 20m to your gate. 1 3 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WORDS RO B TEMPLE IL LUSTRATION MORTEN MORLAND @ DEBUT ART . Happy holidaying… 7/ Take a photo in The Red Lion Sure. But hey. so you’ll have to sign up for 12 months with a provider called something like ¡Hola Télécommé! at a cost of roughly £50 per goal/ email. 3/ Weigh your suitcase In a moment of belttightening frugality you decided to fly with Ireland’s best budget airline. 10/ Switch to Airplane Mode And declare. which is somehow harder than steel. This always dupes everyone. toothbrush. it’s the departure lounge’s soulless pub. You soon regret that when security spot it on the X-ray and open it up to reveal to the family of holidaymakers behind you the last website you visited last night after all that ouzo… oh dear. so long as they accept that you’re the kinda guy who likes to hang out in his hallway all evening. served with a side order of regret) and an 8am pint of Carling while a group of football enthusiasts sing a rude song about Ashley Cole. The only thing for it is a trip to the local internet café. as your phone has barely enough battery to last the Heathrow Express journey. shaver. The reason? Because. how does Windows 95 work again. which have been very slowly gliding millions to their destinations for the past 53 years. If you’d paid attention to Home Alone you’d know you’re better off placing all of your old Micro Machines by the door. While the glass scales in your bathroom don’t seem to want to recognise your suitcase. that you think it should be called “Aeroplane Mode” as this is Britain. so if your luggage weighs more than two bags of Monster Munch you’ll have to hand over a month’s salary. right? and anywhere that delivers your meal to your table before you’ve returned from ordering it at the bar is unlikely to be featured in the Michelin Guide. phone.53 The 10 tech things… you only do before a holiday 1/ Charge every single gadget you own You plugged in your camera. 4/ Try to outwit burglars… …by setting a timer light to turn on and off randomly. including the ouzo and that bottle of mint-flavoured grappa you’ve had for 12 years. Airports have multisockets.SHUTDOWN NO. next to a bloke who smells of a thousand B&H and who clearly sleeps under the desk. and develops edges sharper than a Stanley knife when finally penetrated. The thrilling moment of danger as you adjust between normal and assisted walking modes when you get on and off can be the highlight of some breaks. every evening. first photo of the holiday: sat on a slippery brown sofa throwing a double thumbs-up over a £16 full English (lukewarm. for the tenth holiday in a row. still funny. Now. anyway.

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