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 .Contents July 2013 / Issue 217 ON THE COVER Feel-good tech of the summer 56 Your new TV tested Tech life: bike special 109 Summertime. Make the wise choice. and the living is easy. pick one of these super-smart sets 74 Samsung Galaxy S4 99 The latest Android superphone has landed. Does it beat the HTC One or Sony Xperia Z? Pick your cycling tribe and get kitted out. But we’re gonna make it even easier with sunlovers’ essentials from cameras to speakers It’s time to upgrade the telly. with a bigger screen and flashier features.


splashing the carnage up your walls Need list 18 Eat a killer fish. websites & ebooks Updates on the biggest tech stories of the last two years. 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. 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 . Random Access Memories Games 47 Wherever you’re heading on your holidays. and this interplanetary cam will spot it Viewing recommended 28 Twin-tuners. Check them out. 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. stay-put fitness ’buds Supertest: smart TVs 109 No. from Bitcoin to goal-line tech. from waterproof cameras to barbecues to booze. Is this the best Android yet? Our verdict is in… Review: Pure Jongo 104 All-seeing toddler monitors. 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. 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. hot headphones 20 Spiderwebs. retro-tinged Honda superbike Fitness tech meets GPS. Feel the burn Stuff Designer AirPlay dock is an Apple fan’s dream – and Android fans can come too (sort of…) Review: TomTom Rider 120 THE GUIDE Smartphones Tablets Cameras Computers Gaming Televisions Home entertainment Home audio Headphones Accessories 124 125 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 Tech-related impulse purchases The Buzz & Stats Incoming The motorcycle satnav that straps to your chopper for an easy ride T3’s inbox and updates on the big stories The tech. white noise for babies Upgrade 72 73 74 A crowd-funded flying machine and more Kickstarter/IndieGoGo success stories 4K’s big players 24 Wireless multi-room audio going cheap. courtesy of tech T3 investigates… Revisited 93 Zero Dark Thirty. hobby-horse bicycle. from TomTom’s latest satnav to Samsung’s Galaxy Mega Hot. Lincoln and more… Music The Child of Lov’s electro-stoner soul Apps. Plus the ultimate garden-party paraphernalia Drive 80 Silicon Valley’s high-tech houses: desirable areas. build a Steam Box PC RATED 360 review: Samsung Galaxy S4 99 Obsession: tattooing This month’s gadget musts. hearts enscribed with “Mum”. faster processor.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. games. But there might be on other planets. 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. more features than you can shake a stick at. improved interfaces and access to more content than ever before… Group test: Bluetooth speakers 118 Robot mowers evolve. make it hotter with T3’s 50+ summer essentials. flying and doing whatever a spider can. in VERY vivid detail Life on Mars? 26 Soundtrack your workout session with these sweat-proof. speeding MAMILs and middle-of-the-roaders Home 77 The first ultra-HD media players are here. clobber ’n’ tech for hip kids. by a robot tennis coach Bikes.


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 return of everyone’s favourite robots – aside from Johnny 5. check out Microsoft’s IllumiRoom concept. no sun lounger has been left unturned. so to speak. point your browser at myfavouritemagazines. inking the drawings for our guide to how tech can turn you into a superhero. Random Access Memories. so we’ve quickly lotioned up. 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.com has previously won awards overseeing the digital arms of both NME and Q. Here he looks at how the meme became mainstream. It’s a super-powered issue of T3. Well. to space tourism and goal-line technology. p124. then download immediately. digital advertising hoardings and global media outlets worldwide. now it’s the turn of the big M… By the time you read this. Elsewhere. Microsoft will have announced its all-new Xbox. saddle up on p74 for the T3 cycling special and find out which tribe you belong to – are you a hipster rider or an all-out MAMIL? Whatever your taste. in a fit of nostalgia and to prove just how bang on we were first time around. 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. donned our shades and squeezed into our tiniest Speedos to set out in search of the best tech for your summer lovin’. You can read all about the launch (and much. it can’t have escaped your notice that Samsung has launched a new phone. Want more? We’ve got it. From the best poolside cameras (p56) and portable Bluetooth speakers (p118) to robo mowers (p77) and the finest garden tech (p78). The fun begins on P87 Editor of Official PlayStation Magazine’s website.co. A true game changer. Finally. We can’t be sure how long it’ll stick around. Read our album preview. rumours were that it would redefine what a games console should be. we’ve got the bike. editor Twitter: @lukepeters / Email: luke. we’ve updated nine of our biggest T3 investigations of the past two years. of course – should be on your music wish list. Fully kitted out in biking Lycra it’s now time to learn how to become a superhero.com {CONTRIBUTORS} 1 LUKE LEWIS 2 MARK MITCHELL 3 LEON HURLEY The new editor of the zeitgeisty UK wing of Buzzfeed. the sun has returned. P51 Mark has superhuman illustrating skills. you’re likely to have noticed the Galaxy S4’s arrival. previewed on p15. From Bitcoin’s rise and the growing threat of cyber warfare. there’s a lot to catch up on. We think you’ll be amazed at what you find there. T3 investigates the scientific discoveries that could turn you into a Man of Steel. much more) in our tablet editions and online at T3. It aims to take your living room to the next level. the threads and the tech for you. In other news. Enjoy! Luke Peters.Editor’s letter July 2013 / Issue 217 Gameland is about to change. The next T3 is on sale June 20… J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 1 . To get a taster of what’s in store. Sony has already showed its hand by teasing the PS4’s new abilities. Leon has been a pro video-game journalist for eight years – a veteran.uk. He goes hands-on with Sony’s newie The Last of Us on P46 To subscribe to T3. This month he’s been using them as a force for good. At the time of going to print. Now. it’s launched a couple actually – check the Galaxy Mega on p19 – but strewn across billboards.peters@futurenet.com.

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

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

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

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

5-inch display not big enough for you? Samsung’s latest “phablet” or “tablone” – the Galaxy Mega – has a 720p. faders and two FX dials. take a closer look. so you can now choose from a selection of 2. while a dedicated EV dial on the back lets you fiddle with exposure compensation like a pro. 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. or Note II’s 5.5 million e-tomes. Bluetooth 4. It also shoots 50fps full-HD video. with Windows 8 home screens for everyone.4-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and Wi-Fi for uploading your long-lens shots of Prince Harry cavorting directly to social networks. £130. Basically. and costs this much because that’s much harder to maintain than you ever dreamed.5GB of RAM should deliver splendid performance. 1080x1440 resolution. what you want is a liquid-filled dome. Not content with above-average eyesight. RESSENCE. 6.3-incher. 1600x900 LCD screen and Dolby Home Theatre surround sound. Kobo has been busily filling the shelves of its online bookstore. putting it in direct competition with the Kindle Paperwhite. £350. NUMARK. and a hotshoe means you can add an external flash. OUT JUNE {9} VA-VA ZOOM Sony Cyber-shot HX50 Go on. but it does have mum-like multitasking powers. so it’s compatible with most existing PC and Mac DJ software.COM. a 19. KOBO. overlaid with Samsung’s beloved TouchWiz.7GHz chip and 1. £TBC.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 9 .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. OUT T NOW {6} THEN THEY LIVED HAPPILY IN HI-DEF… Kobo Aura HD Kobo’s latest ereader comes with a built-in backlight.0 and NFC. OUT NOW WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. this is the first compact camera to feature a 30x optical zoom. 4G. so you can forget headlining the Ministry with this. $35. storing them in the 4GB provided.UK. OUT JUNE {5} TIME IS FLUID Ressence Type 3 Forget regular watch faces. it also includes tech borrowed from Sony’s high-end RX range. plus Android Jelly Bean OS. SAMSUNG. seconds and days displayed as if you’re looking into an amphibian’s bulging eye. so you can mix Black Sabbath into Chrvches using just a laptop and the very smallest of trestle tables. including a 20. £TBC. integrated graphics and up to 16GB RAM it may not exactly challenge Deep Blue. OUT NOW {10} ABSOLUTELY PHABLETULOUS Samsung Galaxy Mega What? The Galaxy S4’s five-inch screen. or adding them via the miracle of microSD. while a dualcore 1.000. but it does offer a cheap musical fix.CO. it’s a watch whose face is filled with fluid. SONY.COM. with its 6.EU. It’s easy on the eye. A thermostatic valve system allows for the addition and removal of liquid so the dome is always totally – but not overly – full. With Intel Pentium or Celeron processors. with hours.5-inch. So you’ve learned something today. Also on-board: an eight-“mega”pixel camera. You can connect directly to speakers and also via USB and MIDI.COM. ACER. £140.COM/UK.8-inch e-ink screen boasting a crisp. EQ controls have been mysteriously abandoned.

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


Stick it on your favourite tech. keys or child. $50. EXPECTED (IF FUNDED) 2015 {FOCUS} More unconventional forms of transport Renault Twin’Z concept car British designer Ross Lovegrove added an ed iridescent blue body. The headlights look like a … human iris. The rest of the details are sketchy as the Netherlands-based design team iron out a few thornier details.COM. HYUNDAI. covered in green LED lights to this carbon fibre motor.C O M .000.COM Bubba Watson’s BW1 hovercraft Originally created for a viral marketing campaign.970 A tiny sticker loaded with Bluetooth technology. crowd-funded flying machine… EVER DREAMED OF OWNING YOUR own Jetsons-style.000 Amount raised: $931. Designed by Oakley. 2 StickNFind Campaign goal: $70. this is now being built on the reals. but it will make for a flash arrival in the Morrison’s car park.COM Hyundai E4U The battery-powered “egg car” concept is designed for urban driving.000.000 Amount raised: $846. you may be in luck if this IndieGoGo-funded concept gets off the ground. you fanciful devil. Operated by joysticks. Well.COM 2 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. calories burned and more. NEOTERICHOVERCRAFT. 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.000 Amount raised: $1. it’ll do 50mph down the fairway. powerlines or childrens’ soft heads. altitude. GET TO ZE CHOPPER! Up. then track them via an app on your smartphone. It’s called the PSH-M1. That we know.140. 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. one-chap ’copter? Well. but we mainly like it because it reminds us of the micro-drones in Iain M Banks’ sci-fi Culture novels. etc – onto the windscreen. Operation of functions such as cruise control via an iPad is also on the cards – what could go wrong with that? €200. INDIEGOGO.675 Part of the recent surge in fitness tech. we’d want to be able to get away faster than that. obviously… £TBC. it’ll have a headsup display to paint relevant info – speed. RENAULT.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. with club-space in the back. Apparently it’s designed for aerial photography. with a top speed of 18mph and room for one person – if we were driving a car that looked like this. up and away in our beautiful. while sensors placed around the craft will warn you if you’re veering near obstructions such as buildings.975 A palm-sized robot that flies like a bird and hovers like an insect. £TBC. AR gaming and security. Lost your phone too? There’s nothing we can do for you… 3 MisFit Shine Campaign goal: $100.


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


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. overtly aggressive space bastards. TESS will analyse the atmospheres. By comparison. conceived at MIT and funded by NASA. The TESS mission is cost-capped at $200m and work has already begun. TESS is the successor to Kepler. scanning for Earth-like planets in order to “accelerate our chance of finding life within the next decade”. £200. As a result. TESS’s mission is to seek out new life and new civilisations. they’re 1. tooledrds. “super-Earths” a particular focus. senior MIT research scientist and principal investigator While the Kepler mission has recently reported two solar systems. Now. out to be the passive. It will contribute to answering the age-old question. Boldly looking where no one has looked before. as technology improves. NASA.GOV. that could be by sparking a galactic war with the Thrargians of Betelgeuse IX. It will watch the stars. Further investigation can then take place from ground-based jumbo-scopes. we’ll either hat. Ultimately. a space-based curtain-twitcher that’s pinpointed more than 100 new worlds. known targets are 30x to 100x too faint for such studies. the sensitive cameras stay within a stable temperature range that is “just right”. the closest star systems for which TESS will identify transiting planets should be less than 50 light years away. It’s focused on locating the transiting planets orbiting nearby bright stars.C O M . Or it could be by identifying celestial bodies with atmospheric conditions that could support life.000.200 and 2. Minithrusters help the vessel do a mechanical double-take should a picture of a green. close enough to allow high-speed data downlink rates. The boffins behind the project were able to devise a new “Goldilocks” orbit around the earth and the moon. An array of wide-field cameras will allow TESS to conduct the first “spaceborne. according to NASA. tentacled gentleman looking straight back up at us with a pair of binoculars appear on NASA’s screens. the chances of discovering “aliens” within the next decade will be accelerated. At any rate. be thanking or cursing them for that. that would mean 500 years’ travel time. but far enough away from the Earth’s harmful radiation belts. up. s-withwilling-to-share-their-hoverboards-withooledus types. Kepler 62 and Kepler 69. I believe we will be able to send a human being to another planet. rns depending on whether said life turns head. as they’re technically not known. even if it’s just single-celled organisms.700 light years away respectively. OUT 2017 SAY “CHEESE” ALIEN SPOTTING As well as general mapping and data gathering. Of course. or generously toothed.000. with habitable. If a probe could travel at ten per cent of the speed of light. by accidentally sighting the Thrargian King just as he settles down for a space-dump on his hyper-toilet. such as the James Webb Space Telescope. It aims to find exo-planets – those from solar systems outside of our own – from Earth-sized bodies to gas giants. bulbous-of-head. all-sky transit survey”. densities and geographies of these new orbs and try to work out where any life might be. Without the TESS discoveries. with potentially habitable planets. 2 6 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. the over-arching goal of TESS is to find organic life on other planets. thus providing a set of excellent targets to study for evidence of molecules such as H20 and CO2 in their atmospheres. {SPEAK} George Ricker. “Are there other worlds where life might exist?” and point out the best places to look more closely in future.


with as-yet-undisclose d themed rooms.0 00 1. of ng ce lli ur ne so pa a up as e of solar structure mad and vehicle-storing noramic views pa de vi o pr s w do in w Giant glass fice spaces. We’re expecting jelly-bean and prim ary colours to feat ure heavily. with the en . 2 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . plus lar panels on car park PARKING 1. elevated bridges connecting each building. runnin rden floors spor ga 0 ee 50 hr 2.NEWS THE HOUSES THAT TECH BUILT Unique. ay COST THIS IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OP PORTUNITY to own a fantastic piece of San Francis co’s stunning Ba B y View area.5 so f o et fe e and squar cafés. T .500 ots S EE OY PL EM 144 bicycle sp 45 spaces. ts e is nt ie f sc entire roo of th Samsung ergy. fit s planted to . coffee shops. campin g facilities and vie of San Francisco w Bay CONSTRUCTIO N COMPLETE 20 15 Google Bay View San Francisco B . Sa illion COST $300 m sq ft 00 . to de insi ies for up eational facilit ies double paths and recr s parking facilit ou er en G . offe ring workers the chance to unwi nd in the sun. California – designed for the world’s biggest brands to help them keep and acquire staff.5 . tre en c te ss da ne roof. with 310 tree forest spaces fo MPLETE 2015 O C ON TI CONSTRUC C EN-STOREY TORS. decidedly non-bijou accommodation in sought-after locations – well. four -floor buildings come fully furnish ed in Google’s uniq ue style. pavilion EXTRAS 94. One building hosts a roof garden. Can we interest you in a viewing? n Jose Samsung.000 sq ft BUILDINGS Nin e four-floor structu res EXTRAS Gardens on the rooftops. with camping facilities for late-ni ght meetings and sleepo ov vers s.1 ZE SI 2. THIS T EN V IN G IN D other Nature FOR BUD e wonders of M th gs in g br re nt R&D ce t trees. Ea ch of the nine.100. . r numerous of natural light fo $POA SIZE 1.

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





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




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



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

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

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

from athlete/pundit tweets to play-by-play commentary. Sega’s Godsrule: War of Mortals is a real-time strategy MMO with a plan. or even heating. SPORTSTREAM. unlocking extras as you view. FREE. iPHONE.3+: iPAD. but now you have to feed two monsters by dragging sweets through six time periods and inter-dimensional gates. TOUCH The latest food craze: raw. FREE. All beautifully presented. Canadian beefcake Georges St-Pierre is the mixed martialarts welterweight world champ. too. so you won’t need to buy an entire home gym to feel the burn. iPhone and iPod Touch users rocking iOS 5. All iPad.COM ArtHunter iOS 4.APPS {IOS} Apple’s latest little gems Sportstream iOS 5. MOXTRA. the excellent. download and get gaming… BIT.com THE GAME Taking on in-app purchase big cheese Clash of Clans. Listen to clips of music suggested by mates or trends. FREE. We suggest you leave actual cage fighting to the pros. NATIONALGALLERIES. With hundreds of recipes to browse. with 500 video exercises. £2. com THE SHOW A new kind of gaming series from the ex-Inside Xbox team that splices Brookerlike satire with game-like functionality. TOUCH A s routes to well-being go. being fit enough to defend yourself from facial pounding whilst locked in a cage isn’t bad. TOUCH Sport-related social media chatter. Will soon cover Premier League football.0+.COM Shine On Raw iOS 4. T3 are pleased to offer a full priced app every issue for no money at all. £0. then get off your arse and head to the gallery to unlock bonus content including hi-res images and extra info.DO Cut The Rope: Time Travel iOS 4. with the app responding to real-time user feedback and “tailoring each individual workout to your current level of fitness. iPHONE. FREE. TOUCH App of the month Scottish T3-ers: admire art. tips and tricks to making all their latest creations. plus input from trainer Patrick Beauchamp and nutrition coach Dr John Berardi. TOUCH A social network for crafty types.LY/XZSXPO 4 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3.0+: iPAD. Manage and share your projects. it’s sorted. and this smart app channels his plyometric. Whether it’s a family reunion or a work merger.” as St-Pierre explains it. HOW. It does a pretty good job. there’s more to this than celery sticks.49.0+: iPAD. light on substance. Music. FREE.69.COM . First up is Tiny Troopers. there’s also plenty here for the casual user. the exercises mostly require minimal equipment.COM Badland iOS 4. with everything stored in the cloud for easy access. While this will reap major rewards for serious gym bunnies with an unwavering focus on rock-hard legs and core. covering everything from supplements to stock up on to recovery routines.twitter. Cross-platform play across web browsers and iPad is particularly applaudable. BADLANDGAME.0+: iPAD.ORG TOUCHFIT: GSP Want to get cage-fighter ripped? Reigning UFC champ Georges St-Pierre has an app for that… Moxtra iOS 5. TOUCH You are the candy man again. sir. ZEPTOLAB.COM HowDo iOS 5.and gymnastics-fuelled success into a rounded workout for you. iPHONE. though. Also available as an iOS app.com THE TUNES Twitter’s music-biz foray is big on fanfare. iPHONE. As in no cooking.3+: iPAD.3+: iPAD. iPHONE. iPHONE. TOUCH Combining puzzles and local multiplayer. or full tracks via Spotify – it’d work better if embedded in the latter. SHINEONRAW.COM FREE THREE WEBSITES ROCKING T3’S BOAT A free premium app every month! Playgodsrule. where users share guides.3+: iPAD. Cannon Fodder-esque strategy shooter from Angry Birds publisher Chillingo. iPHONE. For one. So it follows a bloke who’s won multiple cage fights is a good fitness role model. this Limbo-meets-World of Goo adventure has you floating through a trap-littered forest. Thank-you-for-playing. head here. You “play” the Kickstarter-funded show’s world.

WEB. FITBIT. FREE. turning your home screen into a social hub and collating all your Facebook and Twitter activity. You can take on your mates at speedy wordplay via Wi-Fi.16. qualifying and race results. it’s only compatible with a select few devices – Android 4.2+ GAMES AND WEBSITES: LEON HURLEY. ETORO.HO is more like BlinkFeed.0.COM Acedia: Indie Horror WINDOWS PHONE 7. Get the power and angle just right on your grenades to blow up your enemies. £1. RUDYHUYN.COM Everyone’s favourite e-marketplace makes the jump to BB10.2+ Live updates on major share indices. SO. FREE. FREE. LIONSRUGBY. RUZZLE-GAME. CAMERONHIRBODI. FREE.00. FREE.3+ The Big G’s answer to Evernote. FREE. social sharing and even players’ Twitter feeds. APPWORLD.6. WINDOWSPHONE. £11.1+ Gorges on sleep pattern and activity data from your Fitbit device.F16APPS.49.5+ Berry good apps F1 Connect 2013 BLACKBERRY 10. EBAY. Currently in beta.0. MINICLIP. Now available on BlackBerry handsets. As a result you can favourite.COM Fragger WINDOWS PHONE 7.COM Wikipedia WINDOWS PHONE 7.0. An exploration of fate vs free will.0. APPS: MATT HILL.0+ Slender for Windows Phone.UK Joe Rantz left Depressionera America to row with his friends and win gold in front of Hitler at the 1936 Olympics. SPLASHPADMOBILE. old-fashioned written words. beginning a run of bad luck. £2. then analyses it and creates pie charts and graphs to track your progress. WINDOWSPHONE.0.0+ Keep up to date with this summer’s Lions rugby tour. no tablets – but there’s hope it will be on all Android devices soon. tweet and like without switching apps. basically.COM T3’s App of the Year in 2012.35. currencies and commodity prices. as well as the latest news come match time.Play {ANDROID} {W INDOWS PHONE} {BLACK BER RY} Google’s pure gold Live tile treasures Lions Official WINDOWS PHONE 7.0+ Round-up of all the latest golfing news and results from around the world.COM Info on this year’s drivers.COM Live footie app with stats.COM Golf Live WINDOWS PHONE 7. OUT MAY 31 J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 4 9 . teams and cars as well as rankings. The option to share all that info via BBM is a nice touch.COM Fitbit WINDOWS PHONE 8+ Zeebox BLACKBERRY 4.COM The ultimate backseat driver tells you when you’re in the wrong lane or going too fast.50.5+ Neatly for Twitter BLACKBERRY 10.COM Google Keep ANDROID 4. 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.BLACKBERRY.COM 1 3 2 4 Like all good fairy tales. Buy! Buy! Sell! Sell! FREE.0+ Not strictly an app. PETER DREYER Free messages and calls to other Libon users is great. or a slicker alternative to Facebook Home. rankings and video highlights.0. MATT HILL. Very neat indeed. MUSIC & MOVIES: DUNCAN BELL. FREE. OUT JUNE 18 One protagonist. APPELLO. FREE. BOOKS: CLARE SARTIN. It’s not customisable to the extent of TweetDeck or HootSuite.5+ 360 Panorama BLACKBERRY 5. Good thing this photo app is now available on BlackBerry. fixtures and commentary for all major Euro leagues plus integrated BBM chat.5+ eBay BLACKBERRY 10.5+ Soccer Ticker BLACKBERRY 10.COM The Ocean at the End of the Lane FOUR EBOOKS TO READ NEIL GAIMAN Jacob’s Folly REBECCA MILLER Swizzle Drink Recipes ANDROID 2.COM Customisable Twitter client. OUT JUNE 6 The male equivalent of The Vagina Monologues or a grand compendium of penis gags? It’s a bit of both… £7.0+ The winner of Windows Phone’s Next App Star contest finds articles relevant to your location and lets you share them via NFC. NEATLY. INQMOBILE. FREE. all saved to Google Drive. too. with added points bonuses.0. and get exclusive behind the scenes content. voice memos or good.2+ Widen your alcoholic horizons with thousands of cocktails. ZEEBOX. but makes up for the attitude with great 2D and 3D maps. GOOGLE. NAPSTER. £9.COM App in-depth Wisepilot WINDOWS PHONE 7. This is his story. FREE.CO. homemade liquors and hot beverages.64. INSPIRIA.COM eToro Social Alerts ANDROID 2. FREE. £2.00. Not at all bad for an Android port. FREE. Napster has the song catalogue and features to match Spotify. FREE. but it looks elegant and is simple to use.ID Libon ANDROID 2.HO Social Launcher ANDROID 4. 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with news delivered via internet sound bites becoming the social norm… here was a moment. and you’d be right. 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. usually a photo. and the moment memes went truly mainstream. specifically. Peak Balls was reached on April 28 – now to be known as Ed Balls Day. It was such a popular reference. You could argue this was nothing but a weak joke stretched beyond breaking point. Now. when it seemed like the whole of the internet was talking Balls. meme is a slightly annoying word. a few weeks back. The MP’s face was crudely Photoshopped on to endless pictures. This kind of playful creativity has always been popular on the web. but it also represented something quietly profound. Celebrities piled in with gags. but it has become « T ILLUSTRATION RYAN GILLETT J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 5 1 . the triumph of LOL-laden web culture. Ed Balls. while maintaining its underlying structure. It actually predates the internet – Richard Dawkins coined it in 1976 – but it’s come to mean a reference. that can be endlessly remoulded for comic purposes. Namely.Opinion TA L K IN G T EC H W IT H T 3’S E X P E RT AL L IES {THIS MONTH} Luke Lewis is a meme master Mark Prigg’s early adopter envy Duncan Bell debates in-app policy Vote Peter Firth to live on Mars Edited by Matt Hill LUKE LEWIS {INSIGHT} MEMES FOR THE MASSES Buzzfeed UK’s editor reckons the geeks have inherited the earth. The Guardian launched a liveblog to chronicle the silliness.

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

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



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


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com 5 Robomow RS630 This will mow your lawn while you relax. including a £2. and fat percentage as the season’s barbecues take their terrible toll. £100. uk. so a few afternoons in the sun won’t ultimately leave you looking like a Cuprinol’d Ronnie Wood. Ten-meg stills and 1080p video are superb for the price and size. but a built-in flash means you can snap away after dark.com 2 Aspinal of London men’s hanging wash bag Water-resistant yet leathery. Smile! £165. £40. The hardened Further sward-tending robo-slaves are on p77.500. ensuring perfectly pearly whites for summer.com grenade-shaped one? P118. it auto-shares your physical decline with online chums.remingtoneurope.uk 4 Damson Oyster A curvaceous body.co. this elegant “sac de toilette” will keep your gels. steel blades reach to the borders of Want more Bluetooth its base for precision edging.damsonaudio.co.uk 5 Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale Lets you track your ballooning weight. Pass us another G&T and fire up the barbie (p60). will you? £1.699. gloster. nikon. BMI.com 3 Nikon 1 J1 This chic. robomow. colgate. fitbit. Even better.com « J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 5 9 . then… 1 Remington MB4550 Control Touch The world’s first touchscreen beard trimmer – yup – has 175 length options. No artificial fragrance or colour is used in its creation. compact system cam has no viewfinder. in no uncertain terms. £180. dermalogica. unguents and scents safe during well-earned weekend escapes.com 3 Dermalogica After Sun Repair This repairs damage done by UV rays. speakers. helping you get your style just right for some summer lovin’ . uk. simple. gardening. gut-punching sound from four amps and Bluetooth for wireless playback mean this brings the party-funk to your yard. aspinal oflondon.2 Gloster Fusion Sling Four back positions make this ideal for chilling out in style.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. T3-style. then return to its base and charge itself. £350. £29. £175.

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


Tipples, snifters, boozes

Pimm’s jeroboam £100, anyoneforpimms.com

Jacques Selosse Brut Rosé £126, selfridges.com

Old Raj Dry Gin £26, wmcadenhead.com

Aperol £18, aperolspritzuk.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2) Wet shaving: All told, you spend 32.5 days of your lifetime on facial deforestation. Let the Gillette Fusion ProGlide SilverTouch, endorsed by the British Skin Foundation, help you out, there… With 60 per cent of men claiming to have sensitive skin, it’s good to know this shower-safe stubble slayer is fortified with carbon and Teflon for strength and shaving comfort. The Thin Uniform Telomer coating process means hair is removed with less tug and pull*, while Gillette’s largest ever Lubrastrip boosts glide and a streamlined Snowplough Comfort Guard keeps blade contact at optimum pressure levels. How precise is the construction? Well put it this way, Gillette uses more welds in its blades than many car manufacturers do in their motors.

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

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

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

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




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


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


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



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

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

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

Professor Alu admits. Its built-in camera will capture the moment you take down the bad guys in 1080p at 60fps. HIGH-TECH KIT TO MAKE YOU A LITTLE BIT SUPER: HOLY INEXPENSIVE ACCESSORIES. This bad boy gives the wearer a 2m. COOLMATERIAL. “was a hybrid mix of parachute-grade nylon and velvet pile. then. none more so than Bruce Wayne’s cape made of “memory cloth” .” says Professor Andrea Alu.” says t P Peter Hutton.UK HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THIS POWER? ER? “Large-scale invisibility is still l 35 re’s years away.” Now. which compares favourably to the Caped Crusaders’s 4. saw. which lo looked great but was also light enough to be able to li c catch the air beneath it” . it was calculated that the impact of hitting the ground would be similar to hitting a car travelling at 50mph. Hyperstealth ts Biotechnology Corp.Current flying-cape tech lets you fly like a real bat (that has just been shot dead in mid-flight) I. In real life. There are alternatives. rigid wingspan and a glide ratio of 5:1. 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. pioneered by Alu. her invisibility rival. physicist at the University of Texas. uses an ultra-thin metallic metascreen to cancel out the waves as they are reflected off the cloaked object. It e r reduced the cape’s night-vision profile but. Based on calculations taken from the Dark Knight’s memory cloth cape. SUPERMAN SUE STORM’S INVISIBILITY HIDE IN PLAIN SIGHT LIKE THE FANTASTIC FOUR’S HEROINE IS IT POSSIBLE? The Invisible Woman’s power is down to her ability to bend light waves with her mind. CEO eople Guy Cramer. TORCHDIRECT. However. “The make up of light waves means that only microscopic objects can be rendered invisible. VIDEOHEAD HELMETS. Ah.JP POTENTIAL PROBLEMS? The difficulty comes when you try to disguise larger objects. material cape into a rigid flying suit. we need to wait another 20 years. correct us if we’re wrong. pocket-sized torch will light up the bad guys to the tune of 400 lumens. a new method. $110. bottle opener and handy comb. When completed. equating to a 350m glide from the top of a 150m building.NE. JTT CHOBI CAM PRO 3 Evil lurks in the darkness. For the last six years the Special Parachute and Logistics consortium have been developing the Gryphon. £32. a new type of fabric was invented which. but do those people know they’ve seen it…? ? VIDEO HEAD HELMET CAM Protect your do-gooding dome with this crash hat. says that “the people ks that need to know that it works e have seen it” . EO batteries. the Gryphon will be fitted with AR navigation and automatic guidance for a smooth landing.7 metre one with a glide ratio of 2.COM HOW LONG UNTIL WE HAVE THIS POWER? POTENTIAL PROBLEMS? P “At last. The production team b borrowed a technique pioneered by the Ministry p o of Defence. I can shop in Lidl without shame…” O of the questions One concerning researchers at “For electroactive polymer techniques that could turn a soft. by bending light waves around gles fooling even night-vision goggles without the use of cameras.” laments Hutton. “Current techniques work best with objects of comparable size to the wavelengths they’re trying to hide from. £TBC. n a adds Westgate. you’d need some hefty Bat armour to survive that. it look really cool” “Currently. called electrostatic flocking. the very latest thing in wingsuit technology.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 9 1 . BATMAN! BATMAN’S FLYING CAPE GLIDE INTO BATTLE – OR YOUR OFFICE. TITANIUM UTILITY RING Put the bling into your vigilantism by wearing this ring made from titanium plates that folds out into a straight blade. however. £69.” the University of Leicester is whether Batman would ever be able to survive the landing if he flew using just his Batcape.” she says. a research s scientist at Bayer Material S Science.33:1. but there’s ific always the chance of a scientific breakthrough. It uses an electrical charge. serrated blade. However. so our eyes never see the returning light rays.” says Alu. up to a distance of 1m. according to Stephen Westgate. lights or mirrors. scientists are trying to do something similar with “metamaterials” and “metascreens” . called “mantle cloaking” . “The only reason we are able to see an object at all is because of the light rays bouncing off its surface. which makes it instantly stiffen so that Batman can glide from tall buildings. “also made . For Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight franchise. “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. but microscopic objects are generally n t they? quite hard to see anyway. You’re a superhero without pockets? Good job it’s got a belt clip. If someone was to jump from 30. These man-made fabrics work by interrupting the flow of light so that waves are bent around objects.000 feet using the Gryphon they could glide for around 30 miles at an average speed of 60 miles an hour. This thumb-sized camera can take 11-megapixel stills and record full 1080p video in the pitch black.CO. the use of electroactive polymers is e t the closest thing we have to memory cloth. so night vision is essential. we’re not quite there yet. member of the production design team. 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its value has continued to rise. This panic buying inflated the currency’s value. If you’d bought just one Bitcoin back when T3 looked into it in December 2011. The e-currency has climbed to heights not imagined by financial forecasters. It began as a toy for geeks but is now making millions for investors – and criminals. however. with . In Cyprus – and in Spain. The recent financial meltdown in Cyprus sparked fears that high-earning. domestic bank accounts would be raided. One of the main reasons for this virtual currency hitting headlines is the failure of traditional ones.T3 INVESTIGATES I N V E S T I G AT E S Revisited UPDATING YOU ON NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE IN-DEPTH TECH STORIES WE BROUGHT YOU BEFORE ANYONE ELSE WORDS JON AXWORTHY BITCOIN DREAMLINER IN-APP PURCHASING KICKSTARTER THE DUQU VIRUS THE RISE OF VIRTUAL CURRENCY First covered in T3 December 2011 GERMAN TECH CENSORS GOAL-LINE TECH “A revolutionary electronic currency is shaking the global money tree. it was down to $144 (£93). which potentially faces similar problems – punters began trading Euros for Bitcoins. is it unpredictable. In April 2013. the mysterious inventor/s of Bitcoin. but little availability. it would have set you back $15 (about £10). it was worth an incredible $260 (£170). And rise. creating a classic bubble: suddenly there were plenty of Bitcoin buyers. In May 2013. Of the 11 million Bitcoins currently in circulation – 10 million shy of the total number there will ever be. due to the mathematically created currency’s selflimiting nature – more than three-quarters are stockpiled by investors. outperforming market expectations but. woah boy. T3 follows the virtual paper trail…” THEN A LICENCE TO PRINT MONEY? NOW STUCK IN A BOOM AND BUST CYCLE iDOCTOR J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 9 3 ILLUSTRATION PETER CROWTHER SPACE TOURISM Although we’re no nearer to finding out the identity of the enigmatic “Satoshi Nakamoto”. And fall.

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

North Korea is accused of using malware to target South Korea’s banks and media outlets.” THEN START ME UP! NOW NORTH KOREA GETS INVOLVED The Dreamliner shrouded in smoke. For a time. in the US. Boston. global exposure for a fledgling product.” It appears that the FAA will allow the Dreamliner to keep its original three-hour ETOPS. analyst at aerospace consulting firm Leeham Co. WE’RE GERMAN… “Tablets. spent £1. Then. many analysts believe that the 787 will now not receive an extended ETOPS certification. it looks like it’s going to remain disappointed.” The majority of that funding is from overseas – of the 50. GERMANY BACKTRACKS ON GAMES CENSORSHIP First covered in T3 Christmas 2011 THEN NO TECH PLEASE. letting it fly less crowded skies.” says Scott Hamilton. at an estimated cost to Boeing of $450 million in lost income and compensation to airlines. Mortal Kombat 1-3 and Wolfenstein 3D.” hoped to be operating four of them by the end of the year. more than 400 projects had set up shop.” says Beech. Days later.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. Within a month of Kickstarter’s high-profile arrival on these shores. “We have had to scramble in planes we hadn’t intended and keep ones we hadn’t planned to. That’s where crowdfunding comes in… And Kickstarter is leading the charge. Now you’ve got an idea. Normally. this allows the plane to fly routes three hours away from the nearest runway.” said Branson at the time.” NOW SEVERAL BANS LIFTED Games that have joined Doom in having their bans retrospectively lifted by censors include Harvester. with Scrubs star Zach Braff getting $2 million funding for a new movie within a few days. the FAA grounded the entire fleet of 50 planes worldwide. RICHARD GRASSIE THEN DUQU THE DESTROYER First covered in T3 December 2012 “A computer worm with the power to take down governments. powered by Raspberry Pi and called the Picade. Even so. video games. Before the European launch. flames were seen licking the undercarriage of one as it sat parked at Logan International. and the issue is deemed serious enough for Nato to have requested a convention on the threat of cyber war. Mortyr. the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) was even considering lengthening its Extended Range Twin Engine Operational Performance (ETOPS) certification range. Apple has already refunded two parents from Bristol after their eight-yearold spent £980 buying virtual donuts in Simpsons: Tapped Out in January. bringing the world closer to the brink of cyber warfare. 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. also from Bristol. “It seemed right that we should be supporting another very British project. 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. 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. and greatly increasing the value of the plane to long-haul airlines. The first British Kickstarter project was a retro-arcade machine. things were looking rosy for the 787 after its lengthy gestation. “The loss of a battery to other planes isn’t critical. “That’s very attractive to someone looking to get wide.” 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. “We were successfully funded with £74.000 – double our funding goal. “The 787 has been an unbelievably painful experience. “You can understand their thinking. the Pi. The firm had 16 Dreamliners lined up for delivery from summer 2014.T3 INVESTIGATES CYBER WORLD WAR: STILL A THREAT First covered in T3 April 2012 KICKSTARTER PHOTOGRAPH REX FEATURES. Duqu has thus far failed to destroy the world. It’s all great news for retrogaming Deutschlanders. even Facebook likes have fallen foul of one of the world’s most heavily restricted states. or partner with an existing firm across the pond – a fairly formidable bureaucratic barrier. One of those airlines hit hard was Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic.700 on ammo in Zombies vs Ninja and similarly received a full refund. In the same month a five-year-old. in January 2013. for once not due to a battery fire “You’ve had the light bulb moment. if Boeing was expecting an end to the turbulence that’s dogged its revolutionary craft since its conception. However. Because of the Dreamliner’s construction. at least in the short term. but no money to make it happen. such as those above the North Pole. Later that month. The FAA was all set to change this to five and a half hours. but state-sponsored cyber skirmishes continue. with £2 million already pledged to UK inventors – about £48 per minute. 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. Meanwhile. « J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 9 5 . the only way to get funding on the site was to set up a business in the US. Meanwhile. it seems we’ve only scratched the surface of Kickstarter’s potential uses. It warns of the possibility of future attacks on hospitals and nuclear plants.” says co-inventor Paul Beech.

” The Moon and suborbital space is so 2012.000 patients. He believes we can bring people back. 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. NOW HOLIDAY ON THE RED PLANET dream of colonising Mars by 2028. 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. the British company bidding to provide goal-line tech for football’s big matches. Lansdorp and Musk aren’t the only players in the trip-to-Mars biz. According to Lansdorp. breaching the Karman line and offering regular people the chance to experience zero-G. Germany has come out on top after a dispute over the goal line. “After that it would be more economical.” NOW “EYE PHONE” TRIALLED IN KENYA THEN THE REFEREE’S A SENSOR! “With Euro 2012 on the horizon. 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. Mars One is currently looking for capital. Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Xcor’s Lynx still plan to make astronauts of multimillionaires and celebs by early next year. 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. Dennis Tito. probably no more than four astronauts. Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp intends to establish his settlement on the Red Planet five years earlier.” Mars settlers would erect inflatable domes compartmentalised into living and working spaces. Now. a small ophthalmoscope fitted to a smartphone. before getting the final stamp of approval. P MARS! First covered in T3 March 2013 THEN PREPARE FOR-LIFT OFF! “Virgin Galactic plans to make space tourism a reality.” SPACE TOURISM: NEXT STOP.” reveals EYE phone inventor Dr Andrew Bastawrous. and plans to send a married couple on a 501-day round-trip in 2018. meanwhile. “I’m currently training a team of 15 to use the world’s leading hospitalbased equipment to test the 5. which employs seven high-speed cameras per goal-line. Can it silence critics of its cost and reliability? It’s a game of two halves. as he plans to turn the entire project into an interplanetary reality TV show (see p53). which would sustain future astronauts. impressing FIFA with its tech. we have the know-how to get paying pioneers to Mars.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. but we got one…” NOW PREMIER LEAGUE AND INTERNATIONAL FOOTIE GETS TECHY Once again. The German system will now be trialled at the Confederation’s Cup in Brazil in June. some would say ambitious. while GoalControl and Hawk-Eye both used multiple cameras and 3D imaging to plot the location of it at any given moment. and has now been selected by the English Premier League for the 2013-14 season. is already used at Wimbledon and in cricket test matches. who funded his own trip to the International Space Station in 2001. charged using a solarpowered backpack. but attention is now shifting its ass to Mars. This time it wasn’t a disallowed goal by England’s Frank Lampard that helped the Germans limp to a 4-1 win. but Lansdorp hopes the main source of funding will be from broadcasting rights. For anyone thinking of hitching a ride on the Mars One project. we just don’t have the means to bring them back. PayPal supremo Elon Musk has already declared his. costing $4 billion per crew. as well as a plant production unit. GoalControl was the winner. there’s just one catch: it’s a one-way ticket. “To land the advance party. has lost out to German challenger GoalControl4D. you’ll soon be able to receive diagnosis and treatment via your phone.” reveals Lansdorp. Despite only receiving a licence to tender a month before the final rounds of testing. “We will then compare the results against that of a non-medically trained healthcare worker using the EYE phone. Hawk-Eye.000 people in Kenya. is part of a five-year eye-health study of 5. Any takers? . but a decision by FIFA. Hawk-Eye. on the surface of Mars would take around seven to eight months and cost an estimated $6 billion. has announced a venture called Inspiration Mars Foundation. The fight to be the official goal-line tech provider began in February 2013. as he moves between villages.




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

If you use your phone when cooking. better five-inch Super AMOLED display using all of Samsung’s knowledge to deliver vivid. on the beach covered in sun tan lotion or just have an extreme aversion to screen smears. but is still an impressive snapper 3 IR BLASTER With this built in the S4 now functions as a remote for your telly. It’s all part of S Health. It replaces scooped curves for straight lines and a textured back 3 WWW FOR MORE REVIEWS GO TO T3. A good data connection is needed for this and clear diction helps. Samsung wants you to get active.360° R A T E D been enhanced. 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. including the ability to shoot with the front and rear cameras simultaneously. You can also turn pages by waving your hand over the screen. though. to control scrolling on web pages – when you reach the bottom of the page. tilting your head prompts the phone to scroll back up for you. in conjunction with the accelerometer. no matter how many programs you have running at once. It’s handier than opening individual mails and gives you a six. Again. too. a nightly « {DETAILS} 1 SCREEN 2 A bigger. This is called Smart Scroll and. The 1.9GHz Qualcomm quadcore chip manfully handles anything you throw at it. not the Gmail one. Now. punchy colours 2 CAMERA The 13-megapixel sensor on the rear cam doesn’t have the low-light shooting prowess of the HTC One. with its “fewer-but-better pixels” strategy. Pass your hand near the phone when it’s in standby and the screen gently wakes. The S4’s 13-meg camera delivers strong shots and is easy to use. You can also add a short audio clip to photos. shows a speckled background with motes floating through light. It works splendidly and the same principle is used. only the HTC One. The battery keeps going for the whole day with ease. but sleeker than the Galaxy S3. if you hover your fingers near an address book contact. Just download a universal remote app and get zapping 4 DESIGN Superficially similar. It’s efficient. a builtin pedometer tracks your steps. at which point it smoothly restarts. it’s a nice (non) touch. squeezing a tiny headshot into your panoramic vistas. although it has familiar struggles shooting in low light – of its smartphone rivals. Similarly. running or climbing stairs and there are temperature and humidity sensors. more details are revealed. To this end. It’s all part of a new wave of features that mean you don’t have to touch the touchscreen. really thrives in low light. never slowing down or hesitating. With your hands now free.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 0 1 . if you’re watching video and your focus strays. you can also use the S4 with gloves on. As with all heavily used smartphones. Smart Pause stops playback until you look back again.or seven-line preview of communications. sending a notification reward when you reach a set goal. It knows whether you’re walking. and calculates how many texts. too. though it is more gimmicky and jittery than Smart Pause. it’s still fun to use. there are features galore. or cluster a burst of action shots in one picture. Like some Nokia Lumias. although only in Samsung’s Email app. emails or missed calls you have before turning off again. or any other AV kit.

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


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


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

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

Smart TVs R A T E D

Tellies with talent

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


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



SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1,399

PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1,000

SAMSUNG UE46F8000 £1,999


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£1,995, LOEWE.TV

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




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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

Wi-Fi. We particularly HEIGHT 599mm WIDTH 1033mm DEPTH 35mm WEIGHT 14kg {DETAILS} 1 REMOTE In addition to this trad zapper there’s a Bluetooth Touch Pad remote that allows you to swipe through listings and issue voice commands 2 CINEMA BLACK {SMART TV} like the Cinema Black mode Samsung which turns off the top and Smart Portal bottom edge-lighting when 2. Lovefilm. the F8000 packs a quadcore processor for faster browsing and better interactivity. Netflix. with all popular codecs playable from NAS and USB. Extra content from web sources is treated kindly. Switch the Cinema Black mode on to prevent backlight intrusion when watching 21:9 ratio movies 3 DESIGN The crescent stand looks cool. too included pairs of specs it will cost you dearly. Acetrax. but we think you’ll make room for it. With simplified graphical icons and a new S-Recommendation engine.0. with Dual View and Smart Mirroring. Internet TV support is wide and includes big hitters like BBC iPlayer. The screen also boasts twin Freeview HD and Freesat HD tuners – take your pick. LoveFilm and Acetrax. despite being tutored to comprehend conversational English. Picture quality is equally terrific.0 mean it’s easy to watch what you want. though. ITV player. The design may cause some users a little consternation. DLAN. Spotify AUDIO 40W CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. so if you The new S-Recommend require more than the two feature picks out things it thinks you’ll like.0 really impresses.COM OR HEAD TO P122 . 2x Freesat 3D Active. 3x USB. DailyMotion. ITV Player. Beneath the hood. All the main IPTV providers The set’s 3D performance are on hand here. but its Smart Portal interface. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. The end result is a properly smart TV. 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. and the TouchPad remote makes it easier than ever for you to find what you want to watch. Outstanding HD and 3D picture HATE Striking but impractical design T3 SAYS Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. SAMSUNG. is vastly improved. tech. but takes up a lot of space in your lounge LOVE Smartphone apps. Netflix.SAMSUNG UE46F8000 £1. once you’ve invested time playing with settings – none of the presets make this screen sing. It may still struggle to understand what you’re asking it. which suggests shows based on your monitored viewing preferences – think of it as Tivo without the Virgin Media subscription – Smart Portal 2. now in version 2. contrast rich HD. with is also surprisingly clean and catch-up from BBC iPlayer and ITV and on-demand bright.999. you’re rewarded with sharp.0 watching 21:9 movies. Ethernet. the F8000 has a crescent-shaped stand that takes up more than its fair share of space.COM/UK TEST WINNER 2 {SPECIFICATION } SCREEN 46-inch 1920x1080 edge-lit LED LCD TUNER 2x Freeview HD. 2x specs WEB TV BBC iPlayer. Chores done. 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. It uses active shutter from Netflix and Lovefilm. YouTube. It links with smartphone apps.

Ambilight trickery Overly processed hi-def image. 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. Viewster. Wi-Fi. Sport Acetrax. DVB-S Passive.CO. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. Ethernet.COM The HTC One and Galaxy S4 both arrived with builtin infra-red. 1920x1080 LED LCD 2x Freeview HD. LoveFilm. if you want to upgrade to the brand’s latest multi-core processor.Smart TVs R A T E D SPEC SHOT MAKE AND MODEL PRICE WEBSITE SCREEN LOEWE CONNECT ID 46 £1. With a re-organised content portal that picks out shows it thinks you’ll enjoy and dual tuners. there’s the Philips 42PFL6188S. YouTube. 2x specs BBC iPlayer. Acetrax. £230. 3x USB. 2x Freesat Active. Crackle 20W 4x HDMI. Sleek and minimalist.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.995 LOEWE. Vimeo. Twin tuners lets it work as a PVR. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. its shown real innovation and potential. component.UK PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1. DLAN. which is getting a letter sent home to its mother entitled “must do better” . Netflix. Wi-Fi. LOGITECH. Come 2014. 3x USB. SD 627x1067x35/15kg Customisable smart TV interface.699 PANASONIC. 4x specs BBC iPlayer.999 SAMSUNG. Cartoon Network 40W 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. but it needs more on-demand and catch-up content to compete with other sets. DailyMotion. 3x USB. 3x USB. It’s a close call for second and third place. Wi-Fi. Expect new apps to follow soon. Jam-packed internet TV portal Interface is a bit of a mess. Finally.COM SAMSUNG UE46F8000 £1. ITV player. This year that television is the Samsung UE46F8000. Add an optional IP2IR blaster (£100) and you can control other AV kit too. Samsung’s new eye-candy menu makes onscreen navigation much more intuitive. Spotify 40W 4x HDMI. YouTube. optical digital 674x1064x78/21. Lovefilm. 4x HDMI. RF and Bluetooth mastery. The class award for best dressed goes to the Loewe Connect ID. Netflix. catch-up TV and apps. Basic EPG. Lost for something to watch? Samsung’s S-Recommendation engine learns your Samsung offering buyers a hardware upgrade path. Our favourites are Panasonic and Sony. Box Office 365. with a massive choice of catch-up from the main channels and ondemand extras too. Ethernet. Limited catch-up TV selection 639x1083x64/14.5kg Edge-to edge glass makes for an attractive look. Good audio and reasonable price tag. Daily Motion. allowing them to function as remotes for all your AV kit. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. composite video. 2x Freesat Passive.399 SONY. DEMOPAD. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. Audio is class-leading. DLNA. Blinkbox.UK SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. confusing picture options 46-inch. component 599x1033x35mm/14kg Smartphone apps. For non-IR smartphones there’s still the option of controlling your TV via WiFi using the set’s branded remote app. Wi-Fi. The chance to customise the colour of the set is attractive.COM/UK 46-inch. composite. {FINAL WORD} T3’S PREMIUM TV GUIDE… All of these TV sets have an above-average IQ and membership to MENSA. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. USB. 7 5 3 The most developed content portal out there. Ethernet. Ethernet. BBC News. 1920x1080 LED LCD 2x Freeview HD. DailyMotion. and offers swipe and tap touchscreen control as well as IR. iConcerts 24W 42-inch. component audio. but a choice of colours doesn’t excuse a lack of on-demand 47-inch. Great! Now makes this a great telly for Ambilight glow. digital audio. YouTube. with quality stereo speakers and generous amplification Limited on-demand – no YouTube! Motion resolution not ideal for sports/action Bespoke TV tailoring. 6 2 4 Twin tuners means you can record one channel to an external USB drive while watching another.6kg Crisp. £28. but more we just need more content… action junkies online content is needed Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. {FOCUS} Universal remotes HARMONY ULTIMATE DEMOPAD DEMOCONTROL IR-TOUTING PHONES DEDICATED REMOTE APPS Sits in a networkconnected dock.TV PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT65 £1.9kg High-end design. DVB-S2 Active. allowing you to record one channel to a USB hard drive and watch another. this 46-inch screen looks every bit the future-proof television. DLAN. Netflix. Looks highly stylish Lacklustre blacks limit cinematic appeal. YouTube. J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 1 7 . DVB-S2 Passive. It’s a built-in PVR. Bluetooth. digital DLAN. TuneIn Radio. but only one of them can be top of the class. Acetrax.CO. WLAN. 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. Picture quality is great and the design is eye-catching. Vimeo 18W 47-inch. involving picture that’s especially good for action and sports. viewing habits and suggests shows. but again a dirth of on-demand content and apps leaves it bottom of this bright class. Ethernet. Feed it a good Blu-ray and the results are cinematic. you can. Viewster.COM Control Wi-Fi-connected devices via this iPad app.000 PHILIPS. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. component. no specs included BBC iPlayer. Via adaptor: Scart 953x562x32mm/12.

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

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

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


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£55. NOKIA. Slightly plasticky build T3 SAYS S A mighty phone that’s powerful. Great styling.NET Announce “Minikit” at any time to wake this slinky-looking. 4G capability – if you’re on an EE contract. Lacks features of other OSs T3 SAYS The best iPhone to date and iOS is still slicker than Android. Features more gimmicky than essential T3 SAYS Samsung’s best smartphone yet.7-inch. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOV Fast.GOOGLE.7-inch. voiceactivated hands-free kit. JABRA. New camera tricks HATE Plasticky design.COM. but eight hours’ talk time and a budget price tag add appeal. Comparatively cheap a HATE Bigger battery. Great audio. with front-facing speakers HATE Average battery life.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. 32GB storage. even if the Z10 is more competent than exciting SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. Speedy and slick HATE Big screen might make it too bulky for some users T3 SAYS Stunning design. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 8GB or 16GB 04 SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 FROM £393. Massive 64GB storage. Cool gesture features. SAMSUNG.9GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch.COM/UK. HTC. microSD PROCESSOR 1. TESTED APRIL 2013 08 8 GOOGLE NEXUS 4 FROM £279. TESTED JANUARY 2013 0 10 NOKIA LUMIA 920 £529. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Smashing. colourful. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. PARROT. it’s also less fully featured SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS NEW E PROCESSOR 1. Better front-facing camera for video.2-inch.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 24 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . 1920x1080 CAMERA 4-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB or 64GB PROCESSOR 1.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4. Average battery life T3 SAYS Bigger and brighter. No expandable memory T3 SAYS A thing of beauty with brains to match. Fiddly waterproof connectors T3 SAYS Stunning and waterproof. Bright screen E HATE Average camera.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch. Sony’s best smartphone yet and a top Android SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Nice ’n’ low price. L Immaculate display. Cheaper than the One X+ (below left) SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1.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.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. UK.COM/UK.BT. Power aplenty Fine selection s HATE It I really is fairly big. 4. customisable OS. thoughtful design. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 64GB PROCESSOR 1.COM. HTC.5-inch screen.COM. Long battery life.8-inch 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB or 32GB + microSD PROCESSOR 1. LO of innovative features. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB 02 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 £600.5-inch. quadcore processor ensures smooth operation LOVE and gaming. 32GB or 64GB NT 03 3 SONY XPERIA Z S £500. £20. It’s the new Android champion SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Really strong. Android Jelly Bean HATE Incredibly dull design. Wireless Charging. iOS 6 very smooth HATE Battery life could be better. TESTED JUNE 2012 LOVE Chic metallic design. Very handy Nokia Maps app. APPLE. Bright.COM/UK. However. The 4.COM. Not different enough to really appeal T3 SAYS BB10 is a move in the right direction. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LO LOVE Spectacular high-resolution display. TESTED JUNE 2013 06 6 HTC ONE X £379. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB PROCESSOR A6 SCREEN 4-inch. TESTED JULY 2013 07 APPLE IPHONE 5 FROM £529.7-inch. Excellent performance all round HATE It’ll be too big for some. SAMSUNG. Very solid build.4GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. full-HD display.7-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.7-inch. bold and big screen. 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. Excellent touchscreen keyboard.BLACKBERRY. Just 8GB or 16GB. SUPERTOOTH.COM/UK. the Nokia Lumia 920 is easily the best Windows Phone handset to date SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. Reasonable price HATE Bulky body.COM 01 HTC ONE £520. amazing screen and strong battery.COM/UK 2 BT EASY BLUETOOTH CALL KIT 4 JABRA CRUISER 2 Very basic. PLAY. great feel. 1136x640 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. A fantastic. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. £70.COM Two mics and Noise Blackout technology make for clear phone calls. microSD 5 05 HTC ONE X+ £470. Superior camera.COM/UK. SONYMOBILE. SHOP. but no longer the best Android money can buy RY LOVE Bigger screen. feature-packed an and very desirable SPECIFICATIONS LO LOVE BlackBerry Hub and improved BlackBerry World. Fluid performance. innovative camera. longer-lasing brother is the power user’s HTC phone SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slick.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4.7-inch screen is tasty indeed. TESTED AUGUST 2012 9 09 BLACKBERRY Z10 £480. £45. but you’ll still need to charge every day T3 SAYS The HTC One X’s smarter. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Bright. HTC.COM. 1280x768 CAMERA 8. Overall lack of apps.

but not quite as portable as its seven-inch sibling SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Matches the iPad 2’s screen resolution. b lack of tablet-specific apps makes it less desirable but SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6. 128GB and 4G LTE models now available HATE Pretty minor. £69. backlit screen.UK. New A6X processor bolsters speed. 32GB or 64GB OS Android 4. UK. AMAZON.1 Jelly Bean PROCESSOR 1.ASUS. full-sized tablet market SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4. New iPad is better T3 SAYS Slimmer and cheaper than the new iPad. Book store rivals Amazon’s. there’s no reason to buy this over a Prime.2GHz quadcore SCREEN 7-inch. AMAZON.CO.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 5 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB. TESTED JANUARY 2013 06 0 6 AMAZON KINDLE FIRE HD £159.3 PROCESSOR 1. Smooth operation. Google Play access HATE Single core processor T3 SAYS A rare. No USB charging. 32GB or 64GB 5 05 AMAZON KINDLE HD 8. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB. microSD OS iOS 5 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 9. No Google Play store T3 SAYS A great tablet for media consumption.7GHz quadcore O SCREEN 10. £109.2GHz dualcore SCREEN 7-inch.7 £139.1-inch.COM/UK.COM.9 FROM £229.ASUS.9-inch.1-inch.1 PROCESSOR 1. now a little bit better – make sure you get enough storage for that Retina-ready gear… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Outstanding. carousel-style interface with Lovefilm and Amazon content HATE No 3G option.7-inch. TESTED JANUARY 2013 08 A ASUS TRANSFORMER INFINITY £599. Jelly Bean OS is L excellent. Optimised apps are lacking. Great screen HATE Processor can struggle. super-HD display. Battery life could be better T3 SAYS Full-sized version.1 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 7.CO.0. Average screen H T3 SAYS Sibling of the Prime. microSD AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. Heavy on storage HATE More expensive than the equivalent iPad.CO.7-inch. plasticky build.UK The cheaper. this takes the world’s best tablet and proves that smaller is even better SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Amazon’s simplified Android is extremely user-friendly. APPLE.9-inch.Tablets {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top four ebook readers 1 AMAZON KINDLE PAPERWHITE 3 AMAZON KINDLE The best ereader screen around.2 PROCESSOR 1. AMAZON. GOOGLE. light and now even cheaper.3GHz quadcore SCREEN 10. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb VFM.COM/UK.4GHz dualcore SCREEN 9. 1280x800 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB 02 2 APPLE IPAD (4TH GEN) FROM £399. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2011 09 9 t LOVE Decent battery. 2048x1536 STORAGE 16GB.CO.9-inch screen.9-inch screen with ultra-slim bezel looks fantastic and works great. the Nexus 7 is by far the best Android tab on the market SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Sharp full-HD screen.0 PROCESSOR 1. No 3G option yet T3 T SAYS Like the Nexus 7 this gives power on the cheap. non-expandable storage. though SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4.0. Tasty trophy gadget.COM/NEXUS. as upgrades go. 2560x1600 STORAGE16GB or 32GB S 03 3 GOOGLE NEXUS 7 FROM £159. less sexy OS Android 4. 7. APPLE. More affordable.UK 01 1 APPLE IPAD MINI FROM £269. TESTED JUNE 2013 10 GEMINI JOYTAB 9. power and graphical oomph. and it’s e excellent value to boot SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6. £80. Screen resolution is not the best T3 SAYS Slim and stunningly designed.7-inch.COM. Easy to use. Keyboard dock.COM. 1280x1200 STORAGE 32GB/64GB. UK. Limited app selection T3 SAYS The best Kindle yet.6GHz quadcore SCREEN 10. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE The pocket-friendly. GEMINIDEVICES. Wi-Fi only T3 SAYS In terms of bang for your buck. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 GOOGLE NEXUS 10 G £319. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1. with plenty of power. a premium build and great screen.UK 2 4 KOBO EREADER TOUCH BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK GLOWLIGHT Great. lighter Kindle with an improved screen is a nailed-on bargain. 32GB.COM/UK. GOOGLE.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 8. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Very sharp 8. BARNESANDNOBLE. Plenty of content on offer. faster and sharper. Reduced battery life T3 SAYS Beautiful full-HD screen aside. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1.UK. plus access to one million free ebooks and libraries. Plenty of storage plus a microSD slot. now backlit for late-night edification. microSD 04 APPLE IPAD 2 FROM £329. 64GB or 128GB OS Android 4. APPLE. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Retina Display looks stunning. Solid build e H HATE Lack of dedicated tablet apps. with iOS 5 and apps galore HATE Rear camera is poor.COM/NEXUS.CO. this is still a mighty alluring tablet in its own right SPECIFICATIONS ASUS TRANSFORMER PAD TF300T SP SPECIFICATIONS £428. FROM £109. shining gem in the manure pile that is the budget.0.COM A top quality e-ink screen with added touch control. WHSMITH. 1280x800 STORAGE 32GB. Thin. AMAZON.0 PROCESSOR 1.2GHz A8 single core SCREEN 9. 1080x800 STORAGE 8GB or 16GB OS Android 4. Features like Google Now add excitement HATE Limited. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Fantastic price with keyboard dock included HATE Flimsy keyboard. 4G LTE version available HATE Pricey. 1920x1200 STORAGE 16GB/32GB OS Android 4.1-inch.


Lightweight yet solid build. with a solid. SAMSUNG. A champion travel zoom SPECIFICATIONS SPEC SENSOR 18-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18x55mm SCREEN 3-inch WEIGHT 570g M MEGAPIXELS 18. Pricey for a point and shoot T3 SAYS Hefty feature set and rock-solid build plus con consistently sharp results. for obvious reasons. plus $300 towards your next bit of camera gubbins. SONY. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE DSLR-quality photos. professional photography course worth £3. Versatile mode dial and features galore HATE HA Minor issues with stills. FUJIFILM. A point and shoot with class SPECIFICATIONS SENSOR 21. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 CANON EOS 7D £1.COM/UK. Manual controls aplenty. CANON.31-inch AMOLED touchscreen WEIGHT 284g MEGAPIXELS 12.1 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 25-500mm ZOOM 24x VIDEO 1080 at 50fps WEIGHT 221g 05 FUJIFILM FINEPIX F660 EXR £92.UK. Decent stills. SHOOTTHEFACE. Smaller sensor than rivals.UK.8x VIDEO 1080p at 50fps WEIGHT 298g SENSOR 16. The overall winner receives a full-time.CO. people. No touchscreen T3 SAYS Easy to use for beginners. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Wide.7 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-90mm ZOOM 3. LSPAWARDS. the 600D remains an excellent choice SPECIFICATIONS L LOVE Broad zoom range. CANON. Cheap as chips HATE No touchscreen.UK. touchscreen control SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Brilliant 1080p video and sharp 18-megapixel shots. Superb shots.UK. compact package – a winner SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Dashing metal build and larger-than-average sensor that comes into its own in low lighting.CO.UK. patterns. 15x zoom. It costs $10 to enter a photo. excellent pictures. so shop around T3 SAYS An impressive DSLR with great image quality and swift.CO. The most advanced compact around SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Semi-transparent mirror means faster shooting and focusing.UK.CO. Sharp shots achievable at maximum zo zoom. viewfinder. A wealth of compatible lenses HATE No handgrip. Pro-quality manual controls. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 07 SONY ALPHA SLT-A37 £320.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.1-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 2. 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. Sony’s not-a-DSLR is a fine camera vi SPECIFICATIONS S MEGAPIXELS 12. CANON. manual aperture ring HATE High ISO performance could be better. with good low-light performance and smooth 1080p video.UK. SAMSUNG. Tiltable AMOLED touchscreen. but you need to be over 18. Entry is free. TESTED JUNE 2013 08 8 SAMSUNG EX2F £300.4 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-80mm ZOOM 4x VIDEO 1080 at 48fps WEIGHT 286g 04 CANON EOS 600D £449. SONY. 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 JUNE 2012 LOVE Superb image quality and great low-light shooting thanks to fine high ISO performance HATE The RRP is quite high.6-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 3. Solid build. Video Snapshot recording mode HATE Jerky autofocus that’s audible on video T3 SAYS With excellent results across stills and video. Exceptionally good video recording HATE Reduced quality at high ISOs T T3 SAYS Consistent performance across stills and video. Built-in Wi-Fi HATE No viewfinder or built-in flash T3 SAYS Cutting-edge camera features in an attractive.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 7 .{THE BEST OF EVERYTHING} {FOCUS} TheGuide 2 Cameras Photography competitions 1 SHOOT THE FACE INTERNATIONAL PORTRAIT COMPETITION MONTHLY 2013 LONDON SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS ENTER BY SEPTEMBER 8 Compete 12 times a year for the chance to get your shot featured in art-snap magazine Blur. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb still image quality. animal kingdom – and get stuck in.7-inch WEIGHT 506g (body only) 03 SAMSUNG NX300 £600. plus plenty on offer for pros. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Fast autofocus. 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. so choose carefully.COM Choose a category – nature. TESTED JANUARY 2013 10 CANON EOS M £500.COM 01 CANON EOS 650D £567.CO. PANASONIC.295.UK. TESTED JULY 2011 09 SONY CYBER-SHOT HX20V £233.CO. CANON. easy-to-use set of features HATE Price will put off less serious snappers T3 SAYS A workhorse of a DSLR.COM/UK.CO.213.

3-inch. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Classic Air design. Chunkier than other ultrabooks T3 SAYS High-end processing power at a low price. Beats Audio. APPLE. Screen could be better T3 SAYS The smartest ultrabook.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs 03 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 13-INCH £1.9GHz/8GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 8. now with next-gen power.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . TESTED OCTOBER 2012 08 ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A £700.Computers {FOCUS} Free security for your Mac or PC 1 3 FOR PCS FIREWALL AVAST! 8 ZONEALARM FREE The interface has been improved. Requires web connection T3 SAYS Incredible cheapness makes this a good second machine.ASUS.3-inch.249. Comfy keyboard HATE Fewer connections than our #1. 2560x1600 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 2. this Zenbook is a very solid. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. No longer the thinnest laptop T3 SAYS Same great design with even more remarkable performance.UK. Ultra-fast SSD storage HATE Expensive T3 SAYS Amazing screen and a sky-high price tag SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible price tag. 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. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM 1.3-inch.1GHz/8GB STORAGE 1TB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 8hrs SCREEN 13. 1920x1080 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 2.CO. or one for undemanding users ma SPECIFICATIONS SPE SCREEN 13.CO.COM.6-inch. APPLE.COM No real-time protection.5hrs SCREEN 13-inch. Top performer thanks to powerful processor and graphics card. TESTED MARCH 2013 10 DELL XPS 13 FROM £999.COM/UK. good-VFM option that also has a touch of style SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13. Reasonably priced HATE Tricky touchpad.UK. APPLE. UK. TESTED APRIL 2012 07 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 11-INCH £929. Great battery life. ACER.COM/UK. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1.COM. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 ACER ASPIRE S3 £475.8GHz Core i7 processor and 256GB solid state drive. 256GB SSD for the same price as many 128GB ultrabooks. HP.COM Won’t unduly drain resources but does provide protection from phishing. the XPS 15 T3 SAYS With its slinky aluminium case.3-inch. MALWAREBYTES. Gorilla Glass screen.3-inch. Apple has improved its winning formula SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slimline design matches the Zenbook UX31 at #2.COM/UK.3-inch. 1440x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. 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.4GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs 04 APPLE MACBOOK PRO WITH RETINA DISPLAY 13-INCH £1.6-inch. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Elegant design conceals a throbbing.CO. although admittedly not outstanding HATE Relatively poor battery life T3 SAYS Attractive and powerful. UK.COM/UK. DELL.UK 2 FOR MACS SOPHOS ANTIVIRUS 4 ANTI-MALWARE MALWAREBYTES Runs in the background for low-key protection.CO. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Amazing screen. ZONEALARM.ASUS. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1. 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. even if style and battery life suffer a bit as a result SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 15. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Attractive and sturdy all-metal design. 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. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1.ORG 01 DELL XPS 15 £695. DELL.CO.UK.1GHz dualcore/2GB STORAGE 320GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 3hrs 05 HP SPECTRE XT £685. Top screen HATE Middling battery life. this is another credible. SOPHOS.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 6hrs 02 ASUS ZENBOOK UX31 £800.UK. making repelling viruses more pleasing. AVAST. Excellent build quality.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs SCREEN 11. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1.5hrs AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. Decent screen and acceptable processor. 100GB of cloud storage p H HATE Chrome OS lacks support. ACER. Windows-based MacBook alternative from Dell SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13.449. Seriously thin and portable. but added peace of mind. Solid spec.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7. aluminium looks.5GHz/8GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs S SCREEN 11. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Best laptop screen around. Good VFM HATE Weighty. 1.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs SCREEN 13.3-inch. TESTED MARCH 2013 09 ACER C7 CHROMEBOOK £199.

5mm audio BATTERY 4 hours 05 CHILLBLAST FUSION FIRESTORM £1. though the high running costs may put off less hardcore fraggles SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Bigger screens look great and the 3D sweet spot is much larger. NFC BATTERY 5 hours SCREEN 4. Heft makes it cumbersome. £2. fun and truly innovative.1.UK. fluid gameplay HATE Expensive… but worth it T3 SAYS Bone-crushing specs for serious PC gamers SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR Core i5 4. AV out 03 3 NINTENDO WII U PREMIUM FROM £249. N Wi-Fi. Too many overly simple party games. A few really classic titles HATE No Blu-ray or even DVD.18-inch 320x240 touch CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. Bluetooth 2. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Genuinely revolutionary platform.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 9 . ideally exclusive ones T T3 SAYS Nintendo’s again reinvented the way we play. Outgunned by the Wii U T3 SAYS This underpowered cutesie is still a hit for family-friendly gaming. Affordable.COM/UK. most powerful handheld yet. XBOX. but for those with a 3DS there’s little incentive to upgrade SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 5-inch.UK.COM This Mexican mag is beautifully designed. Bluetooth 4.8GHz GRAPHICS 2x Nvidia GTX 680 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/2TB HDD and 240GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 10x USB. ethernet LOVE Cheap. eSata.CO. Curved design is very ergonomic.COM US retailer GameSpot’s monthly is the biggest games mag in the world. FREE. 2x USB. ethernet 02 2 SONY PS3 SUPER SLIM £229. 854x480 BATTERY 3-5 hours SCREEN 4-inch. PCSPECIALIST.6GHz GRAPHICS 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX670 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/1TB HDD and 120GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 8x USB. 2x HDMI. 40 hrs (audio) 04 PLAYSTATION VITA FROM £217.415. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE Xbox Live remains #1 for online gaming. TESTED NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Powerful i5 processor overclocked to 4. 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. ethernet. though needs new issues.COM 2 4 ATOMIX SWIPE Clever iOS-focused read pools content from 52 sites. VGA. It’s not cheap.UK. EDGE-ONLINE.COM. G Wi-Fi. media server that’s 3D-ready and LOVE supports the rather nifty Move controller (£24). Bigger. but needs games SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Beautifully designed and newly colourful.CO. USB. About 97 in gadget years T3 SAYS A slick and powerful games and media machine SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible specs for under a grand. CHILLBLAST.UK.88-inch 800x240 3D/4. UK. Great for exclusives. TESTED NOVEMBER 2011 06 VANQUISH ECLIPSE 670 MKII £999. 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.CO.UK.UK. £2. Also has the T3 Awardwinning Kinect to play with and great XBLA budget gaming hub HATE No Blu-ray drive. FREE. including a 4. No AC adaptor T3 SAYS Big screens and range of games impresses. A5 processor and iOS 6 HATE Pricey. 4 HDMI. G Wi-Fi AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. ethernet.199. bolder Retina Display. Oh. NINTENDO. APPLE. SWIPE-MAG.8GHz and Nvidia GTX 680 graphics deliver fast. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 LOVE Quality five-inch OLED touchscreen and quadcore power.2-inch. Boosted battery life HATE Looks cheap. 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. NINTENDO. HDMI. DVI. DVI. Tactile. though P PROCESSOR Core i7 2GHz GRAPHICS Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M RAM/STORAGE 4GB/256GB CONNECTIVITY 4x USB. NFC GAMEPAD Touchcreen 6. 1136x640 touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. Battery life only fair T3 SAYS The best. TESTED JUNE 2012 LO A Blu-ray player.CO. Dual analogue controls. UK.PLAYSTATION. SD. 960x544 OLED touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi.CO.CO. About level pegging with PS3 for classic titles. and cheaper than ever SPECIFICATIONS STORAGE 512MB SSD BLU-RAY/DVD No/No CONNECTIVITY 2x USB. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 0 08 8 APPLE IPOD TOUCH FROM £249. Good games.6GHz i5.COM 01 MICROSOFT XBOX 360 25 250GB £190. eSATA. 5x USB. 3.UK. ATOMIXMAG. Full-HD graphics at last for Mario and co HATE Needs more games desperately. Well-considered interactivity nowadays. Blu-ray reader STORAGE 320GB BLU-RAY/DVD Yes/Yes CONNECTIVITY HDMI. useful GamePad.0 BATTERY 8hrs (video). ALIENWARE. 4x USB. No HD graphics. especially for the 64GB model T3 SAYS A modern gaming portable that’s spawned a new generation of games and gamers SPECIFICATIONS STORAGE 32GB CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi.PLAYSTATION. too.COM. PS4’s new best-pal? HATE Pricey games and memory cards. too. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 10 NINTENDO WII £129.99. NINTENDO. and you supp can play pl games on it. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 ALIENWARE M17X R3 SPECIFICATIONS £1.CO. AV out PROCESSOR Core i5 4. VGA. TESTED MARCH 2012 09 NINTENDO 3DS XL £165. 3x HDMI. GAMEINFORMER.{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”.

Wi-Fi. SD DL SCREEN 47-inch. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI.CO. A proper Wi-Fi media hub. Wi-Fi 3 NT 04 PANASONIC VIERA TX-P50VT50 0 £1. component.COM/UK.Televisions {CONTENT} Catch-up TV on Blu-ray 1 BREAKING BAD S1-5 This drugs epic is almost at an end. feature-packed slimline set.699.399. Via adaptors: scart/component t RY NEW LOVE Edge-to edge glass makes for an attractive look. Bright. Ambilight trickery HATE Overly processed HD. Wi-Fi. Mediocre audio and file support T3 SAYS A great looking hi-def LED TV that offers phenomenal 2D images and loads of great web content SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS NEW E SCREEN 46-inch. composite. DLNA. Wi-Fi. TESTED JULY 2013 08 LG 55LM960V £1. too SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Content-rich internet portal and excellent multimedia playback. DLAN.CO. Looks highly stylish HATE Lacklustre blacks. Bluetooth 3.002. High-quality audio system. 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. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Price also somewhat cumbersome T3 SAYS An astounding plasma telly with a feature set and picture quality worth shouting about SCREEN 50-inch. PHILIPS. Slimline and stylish design p HATE Picture processing artefacts and visible crosstalk H T3 T SAYS Attractive. Wi-Fi. but more online content is needed SPECIFICATIONS S E SPECIFICATIONS S SCREEN 42-inch.COM. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Smartphone apps. but im image quality could be improved SPECIFICATIONS SP SCREEN 46-inch. Excellent Smart TV content and app store. PC. PANASONIC.COM/UK. component. optical digital audio SCREEN 47-inch. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. SONY. Single tuner T3 SAYS Outstanding motion handling makes this a g great telly for action junkies RY LOVE Bold design. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Customisable smart TV interface.390.999. Via adaptor: Scart 05 SAMSUNG UE46ES8000 NT £1. Wi-Fi. Superb file support. Attractive looks HATE 3D specs not included. Jam-packed internet TV portal HATE Jumbled interface. 3x USB. PC.UK. digital audio out. SC Wi-Fi.UK. component SCREEN 55-inch. component SCREEN 55-inch. 3x USB. VGA.900. so what better time to get all but the last half-dozen episodes on Blu-ray? Or maybe wait. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI.COM/UK. Well stocked and laid out web portal. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 09 PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1.650. USB. Sophisticated design. Seven pairs of 3D glasses included HATE Over-stressed black levels. 3x USB. component. Blacks are a little crushed T3 SAYS A thoroughbred performer. 3x USB. OUT JUNE 3 meta-comedy about a middle-aged.CO. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Entertaining net portal. sharp 3D HATE Voice and gesture control are nice but inessential y T3 SAYS A beautifully made smart telly capable of really excellent pictures. OUT NOW 2 3 VEEP S1 LOUIE S1 The new Curb Your Enthusiasm. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. SD slot. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch. anytime RY LOVE Pristine high-def images. SAMSUNG.0 mean immediate content is abound HATE The design is striking but also a little impractical T3 SAYS Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. component. . SD. digital audio. LG. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Crisp picture quality courtesy of powerful image processing. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. 3x USB. SAMSUNG.UK. involving picture that’s especially good for action and sports. £19. digital audio. component. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI. TESTED JULY 2013 06 SONY BRAVIA KDL-55HX853 £1. scart. SONY. PANASONIC. PC. Louis CK’s The Thick of It.000. Bluetooth. Basic EPG T3 SAYS Fantastic design and an Ambilight glow. Reliable multimedia streaming. ethernet AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. FROM £14 PER SERIES.519.0. stand-up comic – ie: him in real life – is a very funny mix of awkwardness. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. optical digital audio NT 02 PANASONIC VIERA TX-47DT65 £1. 3x USB. TESTED AUGUST 2012 ction LOVE Crisp. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. WLAN. PC. divorcee. beautiful build. 3x USB. Excellent networked features HATE Bulky design. S 3x USB.COM/UK. 2x USB. OUT JUNE 3 01 SAMSUNG UE46F8000 S £1. Wi-Fi. composite video. sharp edges and pathos. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2.CO. Limited catch-up TV selection T3 SAYS On-demand TV organised the way you want it. TESTED JULY 2012 10 LG 47LM660 £1. scart.392. PANASONIC. LG. Outstanding motion resolution.UK. scart. DLNA content sharing HATE 3D crosstalk. Series 2 hits Sky Atlantic this month… £22. Fi.UK. Twin tuners lets it work as a PVR. Ethernet. Wi-Fi. T G Great! Now we just need more content… RY LOVE Excellent HD and 3D visuals. scart. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Outstanding HD image quality. component.CO. offering superior HD and 3D image quality and strong smart features SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS SP NEW E SC SCREEN 47-inch. optical digital audio NT 03 SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. Fi Ethernet. DLAN. TESTED JULY 2013 07 PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT50 £1. in the USA: essential.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . Ethernet. Strong 3D.

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

AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity. USB SIZE 450x148x240mm 05 SONOS PLAY:5 £321.UK. Can’t be linked to other hi-fi kit T3 SAYS Bold design. A wireless dock everyone can enjoy SPECIFICATIONS POWER 40W CONNECTIVITY USB. 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. 3. 3. BRAVEN. AirPlay. TESTED JANUARY 2012 09 9 SAMSUNG DA-E750 £499. Pricey T3 SAYS Stunning sound quality without Apple or Android prejudice. Bluetooth. the Jongo S3 is a great introduction to multi-room audio SPECIFICATIONS E SPECIFICATIONS POWER 4x 2. digital optical.UK. £160. PHILIPS. New app makes iTunes syncing easy HATE Bass wobbles at higher volumes T3 SAYS Elegant audio executed excellently. Add the free Fidelio app and you get internet radio. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 DENON CEOL PICCOLO 07 7 PHILIPS AW9000 £320. TESTED JANUARY 2012 08 PURE JONGO S3 £170.COM 2 4 BRAVEN BRV-1 JABRA SOLEMATE The trainer-like design won’t suit all tastes but this is one LOUD mini-speaker. detailed sound quality. Handy web radio buttons HATE Multi-room is less straightforward than on Sonos T3 SAYS Sounds great and packs more features than any other wireless speaker system on the market SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Unfussy design and highly impressive sound. light and good for 12 hours of poolside play. auxiliary analogue.UK. ethernet (Sonos proprietary streaming). Wonderful ease of use and simple wireless setup. JAWBONE.UK. optical in. sleek design. brightly coloured and great sound quality. digital coaxial. JABRA. Bluetooth 3.200.FM support. too HATE No LCD display means setup is awkward T3 SAYS Quality speakers with added AirPlay? Love it POWER 2x 50W CONNECTIVITY Line in. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Powerful and articulate 100W sound. DLNA. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE AirPlay and DLNA streaming. AllShare Play.5W + 10W CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. A fine alternative to the one-box streaming norm SPECIFICATIONS POWER 2x 65W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi.5mm in SIZE 300x210x350mm 03 PHILIPS FIDELIO SOUNDSPHERE £450. Decent battery life. AirPlay. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 LOVE Powerful.UK.5mm SIZE 354x182x118mm POWER 4x 20W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . Bluetooth via USB dongle.5mm out SIZE 300x180x120mm 02 £244 WITHOUT SPEAKERS. See more on page 118. Bluetooth HATE USB playback is hit and miss. wireless multi-room system HATE Fiddly Wi-Fi syncing.5mm out SIZE 180x90x234mm POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. 3.COM/UK. Multi-room via iOS only T3 SAYS Looks. BOWERS-WILKINS. You can control it all using your smartphone HATE Go properly multi-room and the costs pile up T3 SAYS A simple. iOS/ Android dock.COM. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 LOVE Denon’s ditched the original Ceol’s CD player but kept AirPlay. RCA SIZE 520x218x155mm POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY AirPlay. Winner. AirPlay.COM. CAMBRIDGEAUDIO. £149.CO.COM This 3D speaker pushes the bass to the fore. £150.CO. Android/Apple docking. £319 WITH. easy wireless streaming and great audio go some way towards justifying the LW’s high price SPECIFICATIONS POWER N/A CONNECTIVITY Wireless. TESTED JUNE 2013 LOVE Superb. while the wood veneer speakers look classy HATE DLNA set-up needs to be made simpler T3 SAYS Buxom chunks of wireless sonic bliss. Rugged. 3. plus excellent audio quality HATE Not much of a looker T3 SAYS A no-nonsense slab of audio power.COM.COM Drop-proof. well-rounded look HATE Expensive. 3. line in. a classy design and a strong wireless connection for AirPlay streaming. splash-proof.5mm audio in SIZE 131x139x135mm NT 04 PIONEER X-SMC3 £138. ethernet. punchy sound quality with built-in valve amplification. PIONEER. AirPlay SIZE 265x410mm RY NEW LOVE Good sound for the cost. USB.0. The A5 is the little black dress of speakers SPECIFICATIONS S POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi. ELIPSON. RCA.CO. with a massive dose of features for not much money SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Crisp. Ethernet. Ideal for rave dads on the Costa. PHILIPS. Spotify and Last. £180. DAMSONAUDIO. too. Great. TESTED MARCH 2010 10 ELIPSON PLANET LW £1. analogue.CO. multi-room sound.Home audio {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top portable speakers 1 JAWBONE JAMBOX 3 DAMSON OYSTER Small.COM 01 CAMBRIDGE AUDIO MINX AIR 100 £330. an iPod dock. USB media playback and internet radio. line in SIZE 217x365x123mm POWER 2x 50W CONNECTIVITY Proprietary wireless streaming via 30-pin or USB dongle SIZE 290mm circumference AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. small. Can be linked for an easy. PURE. DENON. brains and better-than-average sound. AirPlay.CO.COM. SONOS. Bluetooth pairing is easy and reliable. TESTED MAY 2013 06 BOWERS & WILKINS A5 £454. effective and classy way to pump well-rounded audio into every room SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Superb sound. SAMSUNG. ethernet. audio in.

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. 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. Swift. URBANEARS.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. Lightweight.COM/UK 2 SONY WALKMAN 4 SAMSUNG GALAXY S NWZ-Z1060 WI-FI 4. SONY. larger 2. Now only available as 16GB model. though only 8GB storage. 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. Evidently.000Hz CORD LENGTH Wireless IMPEDANCE 32 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 17-23. with punchy.UK Another excellent. Extremely Extrem effective noise cancelling.36m IMPEDANCE 85 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20.COM. £249. TESTED JUNE 2012 0 08 8 B&W P5 £249. Android-powered PMP.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. TESTED JANUARY 2011 10 SONY XBA-S65 £79. more compact and lighter. BOWERS-WILKINS. PARROT.COM. but when the batteries run out the music dies SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Fetching. Excellent on-ear touch controls HATE Battery life not brilliant.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE NT RY J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 3 3 .000Hz CORD LENGTH 1.{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.000 Hz CORD LENGTH Not quoted 05 05 AIAIAI TMA-1 £163. URBANEARS. The sign of a true audio gent… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Good noise isolation and crisp.000 Hz CORD LENGTH 1. Well-rounded sound with plenty of bass and the ability to block out most noise HATE Plasticky ear cups can cause clamminess T3 SAYS Striking design in a wide spectrum of colours.2m C 02 2 PARROT ZIK DESIGN BY STARCK £280. A simple.BEATSBYDRE. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 09 9 URBANEARS ZINKEN £80.UK.5-inch touchscreen.000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. UK.UK. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Great audio. 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. 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. full-bodied audio.2m IMPEDANCE 60 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 20-20. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 06 6 URBANEARS PLATTAN £39.2m AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.COM. SAMSUNG. PHILIPS.COM/UK 01 B&W P3 £169. SONY.DK. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 07 07 SENNHEISER CX 890I £119. AIAIAI.000Hz IMP CORD LENGTH 1. A muso’s delight SPECIFICATIONS L LOVE Outstanding audio with good noise isolation HATE HAT A E Bested by the cheaper P3s at #1.2m 03 3 PHILIPS FIDELIO L1 £200. TESTED NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Clear. FROM £249. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 LOVE Looks better than the P5 below.UK.UK. bass-loaded audio SPECIFICATIONS IMPEDANCE Not quoted FREQUENCY RANGE Not quoted CORD LENGTH 1. APPLE. apps and games oozes quality each time it’s redesigned. APPLE. Play-Doh-like design. doesn’t come particularly cheap HA T3 SAYS Super comfort and the highest audio quality lity justify the higher price tag. Crisp sound. £80. as ever. SENNHEISER.COM. Foldable design HAT A Noise cancelling requires AAA batteries HATE T3 SAYS Exceptional sound quality. and is cheaper.COM/UK New.CO. feel and price. The looks are self-consc self-consciously “premium” and consequently a bit naff Y The T P5 has a high-end look.CO. £129.CO. 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. transparent audio with meaty bass and nicely retro retr stylings. reliable Bluetooth pairing and active e noise-cancelling. slightly worse on everything else. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Sensitive speakers. properly punchy bass and a stylishly rugged. Great noise isolation from snug in-ear fit. branding-free. BOWERS-WILKINS.CO. An anti-tangle cord adds further niceness HATE Luxury.7m NEW IMPEDANCE 24 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 6-24.UK.CO.2 Slightly better than the Touch on audio. it worked SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Lasso-style hangers keep buds securely in your ears.1m IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20.3m CO 04 4 BEATS BY DR DRE EXECUTIVE £269. ideal for pop and rock. with T3 SAYS swanky sound quality to match SPECIFICATIONS SPECIF IMPEDANCE 26 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-25 000Hz CORD LENGTH 1. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 LOVE Loud Lo but precise sound quality. A great hipster’s choice SPECIFICATIONS S IMPEDANCE 34 Ohms FREQUENCY RANGE 10-20.

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. MUGENPOWER BATTERIES.3 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 122x74x9mm LOVE Works with PC and Mac.760dpi SIZE 465x458x198mm WEIGHT 11. TESTED JULY 2011 LOVE Great build quality. although arguably more “blokey” T3 SAYS This snazzy bangle does exactly what is says on the tin: reminds you to be more active on a daily basis SPECIFICATIONS SUPPORTS Up to 3kg SIZE 250x60x60mm WEIGHT 241g CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 4.COM/UK.CO.0.0. Bluetooth 4.UK.9 or later 03 03 FITBIT ONE £80.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. Pow! £73.COM. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 09 NIKE+ FUELBAND £129. sleek.3 inches CONNECTIVITY USB 2. there’s little to dislike here T3 SAYS The ultimate co-pilot.COM. Comprehensive mapping HATE No Live services. GARMIN. Simple-to-navigate maps and a responsive touchscreen. One year of TomTom’s Live services free. XP.0 SIZE 130x101x53mm AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. relatively low-res screen T3 SAYS The best satnav for two wheels rather than T fo four. TESTED AUGUST 2012 06 LOVE Slim. LOGITECH. ethernet RESOLUTION Up to 5. the Rider is good. TESTED MARCH 2011 10 0 TOMTOM RIDER £349. USB. but for more demanding photographers this provides top quality prints SPECIFICATIONS CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 4. Rugged.COM/PLUS. TOMTOM.COM 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 FLIP COVER 4 GALAXY NOTE 2 MUGEN BATTERY & COVER Slimline bumper-and-flip job protects your S4’s bountiful. 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. slick. Free traffic updates HATE With map updates gratis. this is small. USB 2. EPSON.UK Doubles the battery life.COM.COM. Lightweight L enough to carry anywhere. FITBIT. £27.COM. £30. Crisp menus.0 BATTERY LIFE 5-7 days SIZE 48x19x10mm WEIGHT 8g CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. five-inch screen SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Well-thought-out.UK.0 BATTERY LIFE 4 days SIZE 147-197mm circumference WEIGHT From 27g 05 TOMTOM GO LIVE 1005 £260 + £47 PER YEAR.COM OTTERBOX DEFENDER Protection against drops and dust without too much excess bulk. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Larger screen. Ups your activity all-day. Very comfortable. TOMTOM. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Flexibility adds creative freedom. Reliably stable HATE Lacks height T3 SAYS A solid yet flexible tripod for every imaginable surface. JOBY. Mac. giving you motiv motivational Fuel to burn HATE Not as good as Fitbit. reliable and won’t steal your boiled sweets SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH K360 WIRELESS KEYBOARD SPECIFICATIONS £23. 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 08 EPSON PX830FWD £348.4kg 4 04 JOBY GORILLAPOD SLR-ZOOM JOB £42. NIKE. INCIPIO. ASTROGAMING. 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. noise-cancelling headset HATE The cost may cause a little anxiety. 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. with excellent sound quality across PC. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 07 LOVE Top-notch audio quality with Dolby 7.COM 01 GARMIN 3490LMT 3490LM £235. five-inch screen. OTTERBOX. PS3 and Xbox 360 SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH PERFORMANCE M MOUSE MX £50. Mac OS X 10.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 4 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 NT RY . if a little primitive SPECIFICATIONS E SCREEN 5 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 143x88x19mm NEW SCREEN 4. Easy Wi-Fi setup and simple printing from iPhones HATE Prints are more expensive than average T3 T SAYS It’s not cheap.3. smartphone-like design. bike-specific features. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 SCREEN 4.CO. LOGITECH. 2x AA batteries 02 0 2 ASTRO GAMING A50 £249. weatherproof build. Xbox 360 players s will have to wire it to their controller d T3 SAYS THE accessory for gamers. Adds a kickstand.1 surround sound from a wireless. this grips and bends to suit your needs SPECIFICATIONS LOV LOVE Free iPhone app.COM. $30. MOBILEFUN.CO. Vista. Customisable.

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