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


improved interfaces and access to more content than ever before… Group test: Bluetooth speakers 118 Robot mowers evolve. Is this the best Android yet? Our verdict is in… Review: Pure Jongo 104 All-seeing toddler monitors. in VERY vivid detail Life on Mars? 26 Soundtrack your workout session with these sweat-proof. Feel the burn Stuff Designer AirPlay dock is an Apple fan’s dream – and Android fans can come too (sort of…) Review: TomTom Rider 120 THE GUIDE Smartphones Tablets Cameras Computers Gaming Televisions Home entertainment Home audio Headphones Accessories 124 125 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 Tech-related impulse purchases The Buzz & Stats Incoming The motorcycle satnav that straps to your chopper for an easy ride T3’s inbox and updates on the big stories The tech. make it hotter with T3’s 50+ summer essentials. by a robot tennis coach Bikes. 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. 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. 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. clobber ’n’ tech for hip kids.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. hobby-horse bicycle. websites & ebooks Updates on the biggest tech stories of the last two years. by way of the Dreamliner and a mission to Mars Shutdown 138 ON THE COVER JESSICA @VISION MODEL MANAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHED BY RICHARD GRASSIE STYLING BY MICHELLE KELLY MAKE-UP AND HAIR BY JOHANNI NEL @SUPERNOVA Touchfit: GSP gets you cage-fighting fit Ten techy things we do before going on hols J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 9 . retro-tinged Honda superbike Fitness tech meets GPS. courtesy of tech T3 investigates… Revisited 93 Zero Dark Thirty. But there might be on other planets. more features than you can shake a stick at. 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. from waterproof cameras to barbecues to booze. from Bitcoin to goal-line tech. speeding MAMILs and middle-of-the-roaders Home 77 The first ultra-HD media players are here. Random Access Memories Games 47 Wherever you’re heading on your holidays. faster processor. from TomTom’s latest satnav to Samsung’s Galaxy Mega Hot. and this interplanetary cam will spot it Viewing recommended 28 Twin-tuners. flying and doing whatever a spider can. stay-put fitness ’buds Supertest: smart TVs 109 No. Check them out. hot headphones 20 Spiderwebs. games. 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. build a Steam Box PC RATED 360 review: Samsung Galaxy S4 99 Obsession: tattooing This month’s gadget musts. 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. Plus the ultimate garden-party paraphernalia Drive 80 Silicon Valley’s high-tech houses: desirable areas. Lincoln and more… Music The Child of Lov’s electro-stoner soul Apps. hearts enscribed with “Mum”. splashing the carnage up your walls Need list 18 Eat a killer fish.


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

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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. getting you deeper into the game than ever before… Warn the kids and the dog. we don’t want any friendly fire accidents… J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 5 .

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

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

TOMTOM. even after you leave the car. The wing-shaped profile has been engineered for either wall or table-top mounting. while an integrated orientation sensor works to optimise sound performance depending on its position in the room. but the Z10t does feel reassuringly businesslike. full-HD. 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. A redesigned user interface offers quick search options – your live map is shown in the background – and clearer traffic information. It collects files straight from your network-connected laptop. Rip the detachable.1 helps with the Virtual Surround. £TBC. An Intel Core processor – precise model unconfirmed as yet – two USB slots. while a 2W speaker provides a certain amount of sound. PHILIPS. tablet or smartphone and turns them into 51-inch images. You can also send traffic info to your smartphone via Bluetooth – ensuring safe journeys. ASUS.or six-inch screen sizes. there’s this wireless projector. 11. A three-month speed camera trial will help you avoid the need for Chris Huhnetype fraudulence. but for even greater classiness. HDMI and an SD card reader all feature. It can also play as part of a surround-sound speaker team. £TBC. five.UK.COM. with its LED light serving up 700 big lumens of brightness and a 1280x800 image resolution. OUT JUNE {1} DRIVE TIME CLASSIC TomTom Go 2013 Those preferring a dedicated satnav over roadside fumbles with Google Maps will surely lap up the refreshed TomTom Go 2013 range.UK. £250.CO. £529. guys: this Windows 8 Pro Toshiba is the latest hybrid device offering a bit of both. Dual 60W speakers pump out soundtracks with aplomb. OUT TBC {3} RAISING THE BAR Philips HTL5120 On a mission to improve your TV’s sound quality without adding any cable mess. while Dolby Digital 5. all with a lifetime sub to TomTom’s real-time traffic service. OUT NOW {4} TO PROJECT AND SERVE Asus B1M Projector How can you make your PowerPoint presentation more impressive? One answer is star wipes.3-. OUT MAY 1 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . while a solidstate drive keeps moving parts to a minimum and the thickness to just 19.9mm. TOSHIBA. Philips has loaded its Double Bass tech into this Bluetooth-connected soundbar.6-inch touchscreen tablet from the splash-resistant keyboard dock and input switches from backlit keys to ten-finger multi-touch accordingly. Sexy it ain’t.COM/UK. It comes in 4.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.CO.

£TBC.COM/UK. 6. OUT T NOW {6} THEN THEY LIVED HAPPILY IN HI-DEF… Kobo Aura HD Kobo’s latest ereader comes with a built-in backlight. With Intel Pentium or Celeron processors. integrated graphics and up to 16GB RAM it may not exactly challenge Deep Blue. ACER. with its 6. take a closer look. $35. and costs this much because that’s much harder to maintain than you ever dreamed.5-inch display not big enough for you? Samsung’s latest “phablet” or “tablone” – the Galaxy Mega – has a 720p. so you can mix Black Sabbath into Chrvches using just a laptop and the very smallest of trestle tables. SAMSUNG. A thermostatic valve system allows for the addition and removal of liquid so the dome is always totally – but not overly – full. a 19.0 and NFC. £TBC. what you want is a liquid-filled dome. so it’s compatible with most existing PC and Mac DJ software. or Note II’s 5. overlaid with Samsung’s beloved TouchWiz.COM. but it does offer a cheap musical fix. so you can now choose from a selection of 2. It’s easy on the eye.000. Basically. OUT JUNE {9} VA-VA ZOOM Sony Cyber-shot HX50 Go on. or adding them via the miracle of microSD. SONY.7GHz chip and 1. while a dualcore 1. putting it in direct competition with the Kindle Paperwhite. EQ controls have been mysteriously abandoned.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 9 . plus Android Jelly Bean OS. You can connect directly to speakers and also via USB and MIDI. Also on-board: an eight-“mega”pixel camera. £350.5-inch. but it does have mum-like multitasking powers. storing them in the 4GB provided. and a hotshoe means you can add an external flash. with hours.3-incher. NUMARK. So you’ve learned something today. seconds and days displayed as if you’re looking into an amphibian’s bulging eye.4-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and Wi-Fi for uploading your long-lens shots of Prince Harry cavorting directly to social networks. with Windows 8 home screens for everyone.CO. 1600x900 LCD screen and Dolby Home Theatre surround sound. it’s a watch whose face is filled with fluid. RESSENCE. £140. £130. faders and two FX dials. 1080x1440 resolution. it also includes tech borrowed from Sony’s high-end RX range.COM.5GB of RAM should deliver splendid performance. It also shoots 50fps full-HD video. Not content with above-average eyesight. OUT JUNE {5} TIME IS FLUID Ressence Type 3 Forget regular watch faces. Bluetooth 4.EU. so you can forget headlining the Ministry with this. KOBO. while a dedicated EV dial on the back lets you fiddle with exposure compensation like a pro. OUT NOW {10} ABSOLUTELY PHABLETULOUS Samsung Galaxy Mega What? The Galaxy S4’s five-inch screen. 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. this is the first compact camera to feature a 30x optical zoom. including a 20. Kobo has been busily filling the shelves of its online bookstore.NEWS BLIP WINDOWS 8 UPDATE – CODENAMED BLUE – TO ARRIVE BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR Radar {7} HOME HUB Acer Aspire ZC-605 This all-in-one PC wants to become your family’s new multimedia hub.COM. 4G.5 million e-tomes.UK.8-inch e-ink screen boasting a crisp. OUT NOW WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3.

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


2 StickNFind Campaign goal: $70. 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. GET TO ZE CHOPPER! Up. crowd-funded flying machine… EVER DREAMED OF OWNING YOUR own Jetsons-style. 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. calories burned and more. Designed by Oakley. but we mainly like it because it reminds us of the micro-drones in Iain M Banks’ sci-fi Culture novels. £TBC. The rest of the details are sketchy as the Netherlands-based design team iron out a few thornier details.000.COM. powerlines or childrens’ soft heads. 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. Operation of functions such as cruise control via an iPad is also on the cards – what could go wrong with that? €200. altitude. The headlights look like a … human iris. it’ll do 50mph down the fairway. INDIEGOGO. That we know. etc – onto the windscreen. you fanciful devil. NEOTERICHOVERCRAFT.C O M .COM Bubba Watson’s BW1 hovercraft Originally created for a viral marketing campaign.975 A palm-sized robot that flies like a bird and hovers like an insect. Operated by joysticks.000 Amount raised: $1.000 Amount raised: $846. Lost your phone too? There’s nothing we can do for you… 3 MisFit Shine Campaign goal: $100. $50. but it will make for a flash arrival in the Morrison’s car park.000 Amount raised: $931. one-chap ’copter? Well. covered in green LED lights to this carbon fibre motor. HYUNDAI.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. this is now being built on the reals.970 A tiny sticker loaded with Bluetooth technology. we’d want to be able to get away faster than that. then track them via an app on your smartphone.000. It’s called the PSH-M1. Stick it on your favourite tech. RENAULT. obviously… £TBC. Apparently it’s designed for aerial photography. keys or child. while sensors placed around the craft will warn you if you’re veering near obstructions such as buildings. AR gaming and security.COM 2 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. you may be in luck if this IndieGoGo-funded concept gets off the ground.COM Hyundai E4U The battery-powered “egg car” concept is designed for urban driving.675 Part of the recent surge in fitness tech. it’ll have a headsup display to paint relevant info – speed. with club-space in the back. Well. 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.140.


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


such as the James Webb Space Telescope. £200. up. the chances of discovering “aliens” within the next decade will be accelerated. be thanking or cursing them for that. It aims to find exo-planets – those from solar systems outside of our own – from Earth-sized bodies to gas giants. bulbous-of-head. tooledrds. At any rate. the closest star systems for which TESS will identify transiting planets should be less than 50 light years away. An array of wide-field cameras will allow TESS to conduct the first “spaceborne. we’ll either hat. densities and geographies of these new orbs and try to work out where any life might be. with habitable. Of course. The boffins behind the project were able to devise a new “Goldilocks” orbit around the earth and the moon. It will watch the stars. or generously toothed. all-sky transit survey”.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. a space-based curtain-twitcher that’s pinpointed more than 100 new worlds. but far enough away from the Earth’s harmful radiation belts. I believe we will be able to send a human being to another planet. Further investigation can then take place from ground-based jumbo-scopes. Now. close enough to allow high-speed data downlink rates. even if it’s just single-celled organisms. that could be by sparking a galactic war with the Thrargians of Betelgeuse IX. The TESS mission is cost-capped at $200m and work has already begun. TESS is the successor to Kepler. according to NASA. TESS will analyse the atmospheres. Ultimately. thus providing a set of excellent targets to study for evidence of molecules such as H20 and CO2 in their atmospheres. NASA. the sensitive cameras stay within a stable temperature range that is “just right”. It will contribute to answering the age-old question.C O M . If a probe could travel at ten per cent of the speed of light. that would mean 500 years’ travel time. 2 6 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. As a result. By comparison. Or it could be by identifying celestial bodies with atmospheric conditions that could support life. {SPEAK} George Ricker. Without the TESS discoveries. Kepler 62 and Kepler 69. senior MIT research scientist and principal investigator While the Kepler mission has recently reported two solar systems. by accidentally sighting the Thrargian King just as he settles down for a space-dump on his hyper-toilet. conceived at MIT and funded by NASA. OUT 2017 SAY “CHEESE” ALIEN SPOTTING As well as general mapping and data gathering. they’re 1.700 light years away respectively. out to be the passive. “Are there other worlds where life might exist?” and point out the best places to look more closely in future.000. as they’re technically not known.000. scanning for Earth-like planets in order to “accelerate our chance of finding life within the next decade”. as technology improves.200 and 2. with potentially habitable planets. overtly aggressive space bastards.GOV. the over-arching goal of TESS is to find organic life on other planets. known targets are 30x to 100x too faint for such studies. Minithrusters help the vessel do a mechanical double-take should a picture of a green. “super-Earths” a particular focus. It’s focused on locating the transiting planets orbiting nearby bright stars. rns depending on whether said life turns head. TESS’s mission is to seek out new life and new civilisations. s-withwilling-to-share-their-hoverboards-withooledus types. tentacled gentleman looking straight back up at us with a pair of binoculars appear on NASA’s screens. Boldly looking where no one has looked before.


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





Will the new Xbox match it? Have a Powerskin PoP’n battery case while you wait to find out… and I’m still here rolling on Galaxy S2. it believes. debates and harsh lessons igniting the tech world this month THE BUZZ A simple. with the tantalising promise of 20Mbps download speeds.752. netting a not-sogood average review score of 2.509 Average burn 9. Android Army Recruits 12. {WINNING} What’s going up and down in the land of tech {FA I L I NG} WII U THE T3 WINDEX YOUR MAILS.908 kcal WP Warriors Recruits 1.670. limpet-like.com Tweet @t3dotcom Facebook /T3mag Letters T3 Magazine. created the world wide web.331 kcal Team Apple Recruits 4.295 Calories 46.274 Calories 114. Now: CERN has made the first ever webpage available to the public – info.html Nokia vs HTC One Then: Nokia discovered that HTC’s flagship phone uses microphone components designed. Can Mario save them? APPLE STAR LETTER Microsoft vs Sony It makes me laugh that whilst Sony is experimenting with touch-sensitive areas on its controller.5 billion! Rubbish! FACEBOOK HOME Our in-depth review is on p99. TV LICENSING VIA EMAIL Are the Galaxy S4’s software tweaks just a gimmick or do they have a real-world use? @IAINTHEORACLE VIA TWITTER The big A’s reported quarterly profits have dropped for the first time in a decade – to a piffling $9. Now: Nokia has secured an injunction from the Amsterdam District Court. Are you 4G connected? Then: EE announced its first-in-the-UK 4G service last year.857 Average burn 10. are now on sale in South Korea.238.850. Now: High contract costs and limited availability in the UK’s rural expanses mean EE has so far lured just 130. That moment when T3’s #GalaxyS4Party is trending Take a look at our preview of IllumiRoom (p15) to learn more The Powerskin PoP’n case attaches.223 entrants have burned 192. Tim Berners-Lee. First step to challenging the Facebook phone? CURVY TECH The world’s first curved OLED TVs.CO. @LALACOMFIIE VIA TWITTER Nintendo has sold more of its – now a bit of a bargain – original Wiis than its new GamePad-toting Wii U consoles this year.220 kcal BlackBerry Brigade Recruits 1. for Nokia by STMicroelectronics. direct layout – reminds us of the new gov.uk site THE T3 ENDOMONDO CHALLENGE Which OS has the fittest fans? 20.528.Email T3@futurenet.cern.950 kcal Nokia’s new Asha 210 phone features a dedicated WhatsApp button for instant messaging. not just in the Netherlands. *Sighs*. now home of the Large Hadron-Collider.960 calories. effective worldwide. Fingers crossed. I would like to add that a Licence is required if you use a set top box to watch or record shows at the same time they’re shown on TV.000 times from Google Play. however they are received. Fancy buying one? The 55-inch model will cost you £8.614 Average burn 9. and the results are in… T3 We’ve been nominated for Consumer Media Brand of the Year at the 2013 PPA awards. WIN THIS The Galaxy S4 lands… Awkward. POWERSKIN.040. £52.COM J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 3 5 . less shipping fees. ahead of network competitors.ch/hypertext/ WWW/TheProject. He then gave it to the world.048 Average burn 8. Sony is seriously losing out in the gaming tech wars! DEAN WEBLEY VIA FACEBOOK FYI… In issue 216 you correctly advised readers that you do not need a TV Licence if you only ever watch shows downloaded from the internet. to the back of your smartphone for a 100 per cent battery boost.2. made by LG. TWEETS AND POSTS about Microsoft’s latest innovation. everyone… WHATSAPP WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? {INTERNET} {LEGA L} {MOBILE} CERN recreates first ever webpage Then: 20 years ago. free of charge. NW1 6NW I N B OX Radar Online stories.932 Average burn 7.UK WWW FOR MORE NEWS GO TO T3. which prevents the mics being sold to HTC. Microsoft is toying with the amazing IllumiRoom concept and previously released Kinect. 2 Balcombe Street. SEND MAIL.778 kcal Symbian Squad Recruits 697 Calories 6.755 Calories 12. a researcher at CERN.202 Calories 11. London.000 users from other networks.725. How many Galaxy S4 phones would it take to crush a midget? @JAMESLOCKWOOD9 VIA TWITTER The social hub has been downloaded 500.


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




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



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

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

tense despite the outcome being literally a foregone conclusion {BEST OF THE R EST} Old punks. £9 CD. strictly speaking. £14 HD DOWNLOAD.” but after a bright start devolves into “Cars with video games. sorry Osama Bin Laden. as a small-town cop leading a rag-tag. with the mastery of director Spielberg and super-thesp Day Lewis shining bright. Expect grinding. and he is funky. A Western updated efficiently enough. £8 MP3. Along the way. a brief shootout and the cold corpse of a dangerous man being “buried at sea”. the excitement is reduced by the fact we know perfectly well how this story pans out: a raid. as always with Bigelow. reality. sorry Maya (Jessica Chastain). but ZDT is nowhere near deep enough a film to make that feel like anything more than an incidental detail. Their shtick’s still entertaining. OUT MAY 27 EMPIRE OF THE SUN Ice on the Dune The synth duo FROM THE FUTURE – okay. Sweet! £14 CD. £14 DL OUT MAY 27 This wants to be “Toy Story with video games. £15 BD. perhaps. His music is a jacking mix of horny horns and synthy bass. As ultra-motivated yet conflicted Carrie. SD DOWNLOAD Blowout BLU-RAY Cold Spring Fault Less Youth Do you remember and cherish 90s Essex experimentalists Disco Inferno? Then you’ll like this. He is The Child of Lov. His voice is like Prince being impersonated by Grover from The Muppets. Arnie. OUT JUNE 17 £15 BLU-RAY. nothing more or less. OUT JUNE 3 This ’81 classic stars John Travolta as a sound tech who accidentally records an assassination. OUT JUNE 1 « J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 47 . Ralph and… Bang! Re-Mit The righteously slurring Mark E Smith is back. £15 CD. £8 MP3. HD WRECK-IT RALPH BLU-RAY. there’s a lot of “enhanced interrogation” (torturing people). Sydney – return in usual. non-understated style. File alongside Jamie Lidell in your “electro-soul” collection. replete with barked instructions and gargled slogans from MES. OUT MAY 27 Overlong. here’s just shy of an hour’s-worth of the sensitive Icelanders’ usual brand of soaring melancholy. Damon Albarn and MF Doom guest. but this makes 18th century politics seem urgent and contemporary. £16 BD. do ring absolutely true. £10 HD DL. OUT JUNE 10 THE FALL {BEST OF THE R EST} Abe. OUT JUNE 10 Arnie looks older than God here.” then melts into a trite puddle of “be yourself/ follow your dreams” clichés. from Navy SEALs to CIA interrogators. What’s that. alien pop. the way CoL bakes them in his Dutch oven is hella fresh. However. searches desperately for terror leader Abu Nazir. HD DOWNLOAD THE LAST STAND BLU-RAY. young guns. £10 CD. £16 BD. future men SIGUR RÓS Kveikur Just in time for the summer solstice. £10 SD DL. plucky bunch against heavilyarmed baddies. £24 BD.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. the action scenes and the everyday details of people doing extraordinary jobs. {HD MOMENT} £8 CD. you don’t? Shame on you. OUT NOW The raid on Bin Laden’s house is brilliantly handled. Director Brian De Palma pushes the “style and referentiality” meters deep into the red. OUT NOW MOUNT KIMBIE LINCOLN BLU-RAY. Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar-winning War-on-Terror treatise suffers somewhat from being rooted in that boring old place. 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. £7 MP3. £9 MP3. £8 MP3.

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

1+ Gorges on sleep pattern and activity data from your Fitbit device. homemade liquors and hot beverages. all saved to Google Drive. This is his story.0+ The winner of Windows Phone’s Next App Star contest finds articles relevant to your location and lets you share them via NFC. APPS: MATT HILL. FREE. WINDOWSPHONE. FREE.5+ Neatly for Twitter BLACKBERRY 10.COM App in-depth Wisepilot WINDOWS PHONE 7. basically.COM Live footie app with stats. 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.COM eToro Social Alerts ANDROID 2.COM Wikipedia WINDOWS PHONE 7.0+ Not strictly an app.0+ Round-up of all the latest golfing news and results from around the world. MUSIC & MOVIES: DUNCAN BELL. voice memos or good. including scoreboards.COM T3’s App of the Year in 2012.50. Currently in beta. complete with total control over everything you’re buying and selling. A lodger steals the family car and commits suicide in it.COM Fitbit WINDOWS PHONE 8+ Zeebox BLACKBERRY 4.COM 1 3 2 4 Like all good fairy tales.COM Fragger WINDOWS PHONE 7.35.COM Everyone’s favourite e-marketplace makes the jump to BB10. WINDOWSPHONE. As a result you can favourite. INSPIRIA. £2. RUDYHUYN. Zeebox is the perfect mix of interactive TV guide and social media hub.CO. Superb.0+ SO. FREE. it’s only compatible with a select few devices – Android 4. Good thing this photo app is now available on BlackBerry. turning your home screen into a social hub and collating all your Facebook and Twitter activity. FREE. MATT HILL. this one has a dose of horror.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. tweet and like without switching apps. SO. An exploration of fate vs free will.COM Customisable Twitter client.BLACKBERRY. old-fashioned written words. FREE.0. Now available on BlackBerry handsets. but it looks elegant and is simple to use. as well as the latest news come match time.HO Social Launcher ANDROID 4. APPELLO. Colourcode updates from certain accounts. FREE. two settings: 18th-century Paris and 21st-century America.0+ Slender for Windows Phone.5+ 360 Panorama BLACKBERRY 5.ID Libon ANDROID 2. SPLASHPADMOBILE.HO is more like BlinkFeed. OUT JUNE 18 One protagonist. FREE. Not at all bad for an Android port. FREE. NAPSTER. beginning a run of bad luck.COM Google Keep ANDROID 4. FREE. Decent love story. and get exclusive behind the scenes content.COM Info on this year’s drivers. FREE.0.0 and up. MINICLIP.2+ GAMES AND WEBSITES: LEON HURLEY.Play {ANDROID} {W INDOWS PHONE} {BLACK BER RY} Google’s pure gold Live tile treasures Lions Official WINDOWS PHONE 7. LIONSRUGBY. then. £9. 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a few weeks back. Ed Balls. It was such a popular reference. Peak Balls was reached on April 28 – now to be known as Ed Balls Day. 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. with news delivered via internet sound bites becoming the social norm… here was a moment. the triumph of LOL-laden web culture. Celebrities piled in with gags. Now. The Guardian launched a liveblog to chronicle the silliness. when it seemed like the whole of the internet was talking Balls. meme is a slightly annoying word. while maintaining its underlying structure. and you’d be right. You could argue this was nothing but a weak joke stretched beyond breaking point. It actually predates the internet – Richard Dawkins coined it in 1976 – but it’s come to mean a reference. but it has become « T ILLUSTRATION RYAN GILLETT J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 5 1 . The MP’s face was crudely Photoshopped on to endless pictures. specifically. that can be endlessly remoulded for comic purposes. and the moment memes went truly mainstream. Namely. usually a photo. but it also represented something quietly profound. This kind of playful creativity has always been popular on the web.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.

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

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



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

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

1 Weber Summit S-670 Gas BBQ Six gas burners and an infrared rotisserie are just the start of the good things on offer here. over on p106 1 Dyson AM02 Mini This may look just like Dyson’s much-loved tower fan but it stands only 87cm tall. fish. herman miller.900.com 6 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . black or tobacco stain. 27-inch from £1.uk 2 Gallotti & Radice Milano Finish options are natural ash. Our favourite feature? A sear station that ensures your meat looks as good as it tastes and vice versa. £2.uk 3 Herman Miller Aeron Executive The office classic’s mesh back keeps you cool in every sense. £300.co. non-slip.com 3 Joseph Joseph Rinse and Chop Plus A space-saving. viola: mains and dessert. £1. salterhousewares. £10.com 2 Salter Heston Blumenthal precision meat thermometer Not sure if your meat’s ready? Pierce it with this silicon-gripped analyser. 20-inch from £1. fcilondon.uk 4 Apple iMac The 2013 model drops the DVD drive to slim down to the same depth as an iPhone 5. all served up. if blood spurts out and hits you in the face. except with cool. The 15mm glass top adds boardroom class to your spare room and could double as a ping pong table at a push. Et indoors with the kitchen tech on p67. so you won’t be a hunchback by the time you retire. Compared to a laptop it offers more screen and less microwaving of your scrotum. basically. at your table. josephjoseph. it’s not ready.co. the Get your grub sorted other meats. It’s like the iPad Mini. it doubles as an LED lamp.com 4 Bodum Bistro electric table grill One side does crêpes and bacon. while a huge range of adjustments suit any body shape. As well as keeping your deskspace free of midges.113. weber. From £3. apple.499.com reviewed.co. this resembles a mushroom designed by Philippe Starck. folding chopping board that doubles as a colander. refreshing air rather than web browsing and time-passing apps. $75. dyson. At last! £15. exactingly. amazon.420. veg.099.com/uk 5 Inadays InaTrap Electronic Insect Killer The best-looking bug zapper around. Sporty in-earphones are £130. bodum.

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


] Toaster £169. kettle £119. But what about smaller appliances? Cooking equipment retail sectors do NOT get more pressured than that! [Annoyingly long pause] Mate. They’ve got a big flavoursome armful of tech touches.. blender £139. ALMOND CREAM.. which lets you cut veg like a pro.uk J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 6 7 . ONYX BLACK. (20CM & 33CM) AND WHISK! HOW TO PREPARE KILLER FISH. Luvverley. JUSTIFY THE KITCHENAID COST TO YOURSELF… THE TOASTER MECHANICALLY LOWERS COOKED TOAST TO KEEP IT WARM! THE FOOD PROCESSOR COMES IN EMPIRE RED. from the temperature gauge on the kettle to the food processor’s ExactSlice system. CANDY APPLE RED AND FROSTED PEARL! THE KETTLE HAS ADJUSTABLE TEMPERATURE CONTROL FROM 50°C TO 100°C! THE HAND BLENDER HAS ACCESSORIES (COSTING AN EXTRA £60) INCLUDING THREE BLADES. They’re iconic.Edited by Duncan Bell YOUR MONTHLY EXISTENCE ENHANCER TECH G A D G E T LIFE OF T M O NTH HE M A N UA L f y i This month. The Mona Lisa of blending stuff. small-appliance assault Mate! We know the KitchenAid Artisan range has cracking stand mixers in it. kitchenaid.co. TWO BLENDING ARMS. processor £389. I am knocked out by this kettle. BUILD YOUR OWN STEAM BOX PC P68 OBSESSION: TATTOOING SAY IT WITH INK P69 TECH DAD ALL-SEEING BABY MONITORS P70 UPGR ADE SUMMER’S HERE. AL FRESCO DINING ESSENTIALS P77 DRIVE CYBER-ENHANCED PORSCHE CAYMAN. toaster. MEDALLION SILVER. SELECT YOUR SHADES P72 PULSE NOW A ROBOT CAN BEAT YOU AT TENNIS P73 PULSE: CYCLING SPECIAL TECH AND ATTIRE FOR ALL CYCLIST TRIBES P74 HOME ROBO MOWER. RETRO SUPERBIKE P80 PUTTING THE KIT IN KITCHEN KitchenAid launches mastercheffing. mate! [Grins like idiot. cordless hand blender and food processor.

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Looking good isn’t an art. It’s a science. Take your grooming routine to the next level with these hi-tech bathroom essentials
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2) Wet shaving: All told, you spend 32.5 days of your lifetime on facial deforestation. Let the Gillette Fusion ProGlide SilverTouch, endorsed by the British Skin Foundation, help you out, there… With 60 per cent of men claiming to have sensitive skin, it’s good to know this shower-safe stubble slayer is fortified with carbon and Teflon for strength and shaving comfort. The Thin Uniform Telomer coating process means hair is removed with less tug and pull*, while Gillette’s largest ever Lubrastrip boosts glide and a streamlined Snowplough Comfort Guard keeps blade contact at optimum pressure levels. How precise is the construction? Well put it this way, Gillette uses more welds in its blades than many car manufacturers do in their motors.

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

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

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

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




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


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


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



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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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




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

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

which also boasts waterproofing. but average low-light shots. Features are sometimes more gimmicky than essential. 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. Still a champ. with the clarity of shots Amazing results in dim light. narrowly beating the S4. Don’t be fooled. 32GB or 64GB storage. with an all-aluminium back and edge-to-edge screen. which means you can use the S4 as a universal telly remote. Yes. with no discernable slowness.COM/UK This Super AMOLED screen The same resolution as the is the brightest and sharpest S3 packed into a 4. Just four megs. but the slowest here at 1. discreetly solid and helpfully waterproof. superphones. screen means more detail. including 4G – ready for action on any of the PRICE/URL THE ULTIMATE ANDROID THREE-WAY SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 HTC ONE £600. PROCESSOR BATTERY The worst longevity of these Decent battery life. The S4 is S4. However. it’s plasticky. but it is well executed. There’s only a 16GB version. glossy and manages to feel premium despite the removable back. Only the 16GB model is currently available in the UK A 1. It’s still quick.COM DISPLAY SONY XPERIA Z £500. SONYMOBILE. it can’t topple the HTC One. high-resolution display. which sports a slightly better camera. Not good at pronunciation? It will speak the phrase for you. This is Sony’s best-looking phone to date. Cool gesture-control features. Struggle beyond asking for “Dos cervezas. It copes with apps. 13-megapixel sensor and plenty of camera features. even if it’s no longer the best Android money can buy {THE FINAL WORD} LIBBY PLUMMER. games and Samsung’s new features without slouching. Careful how you look at it. HTC.5GHz. Choose between 32GB or 64GB. Almost Apple-like aesthetics. por favor?” The S4 can help. New camera tricks HATE Plasticky design. but there’s still no denying its wow factor. It’s a whole new approach. The words appear in English and your chosen language. Smart Rotation switches the screen to landscape when your head lolls. Touch the microphone icon and speak. but for our money it falls just short of the HTC One. friendly screen and gesture controls leave us in no doubt that this is Samsung’s best yet. Better phone cameras exist T3 SAYS Samsung’s finest smartphone yet.R A T E D 360° {KILLER FEATURES} THE S4’S INNOVATIVE TOUCHES (NO TOUCHING)… 1 SMART SCREEN 2 AIR GESTURE 3 S TRANSLATOR A removable back makes the Galaxy S4 more creaky than its competitors The S4’s screen demands your attention. but it has a microSD slot. SAMSUNG. it’s a five-star wonder.7-inch five-incher around. 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. Look away from a video that’s playing and Smart Pause freezes the action. Samsung claims a choice of 16GB. but only 16GB is currently available in the UK – not much for £600.COM . tank-like build quality and – call us shallow if you will – just looks sexier.9GHz quadcore is plenty fast and powerful enough.COM THE S4’S A FIVE-STAR SUCCESS. Premium styling. a killer camera and strong strong trinity of Android a formidable Android force. It will easily last an entire day. look keep the One on top. BUT IT’S NO LONGER THE KING OF THE ANDROID PHONES upcoming 4G networks – plus NFC.COM/UK £520. The 1. in a case that’s slim. but Samsung is very eager for you not to touch it. innovative Despite a challenge by the Bringing up the rear in this features and power. Point at a contact’s name and it shows speed dial numbers. Bluetooth and an IR sensor. but it’ll still keep going by clever eco settings that while the sun’s up. while its camera is bested by the Xperia Z. swipe through the pages of an ebook or online recipe without touching the screen. but it’s also slim. now… Hover your finger over a picture gallery and it pops open. it’s still a class act. Android owners are spoiled for choice right now though. with no microSD slot. powerful smartphone that’s not afraid to innovate. {RIVALS} « recharge is essential. that’s for sure. deliver the best shots here. but the difference is barely noticeable. slowly and clearly. further eke out battery life. Connectivity is up there with the best. is this the best Android smartphone yet? Its combination of power and innovation certainly puts it amongst the Android elite. and eats up data. RATING LOVE Spectacular. So. It’s not the first app to do this. Another five-inch screen. big. SAMSUNG. 1 0 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 WWW FOR MORE REVIEWS GO TO T3. CAMERA DESIGN STORAGE T3 VERDICT Great screen. £600.7GHz quadcore chip. Smart Scroll flicks through web pages without you touching the screen – great for people with mucky jobs. A big. The Android Jelly Bean OS again helps with smooth running. A big phone with room for a 2600mAh battery. The S4 has an incredibly responsive touchscreen. Still a quadcore processor. matched three. but they Also has a 13-meg sensor. this isn’t as lightning-fast as Samsung’s processor.


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


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

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

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

DLAN. Sony has dramatically overhauled its user interface. though 3 DESIGN {SMART TV} avid viewers of both action movies and sport. 3x USB. YouTube. SONY.99 per month – Video Unlimited – films from images on offer have real 99p. but it’s all a bit of a jumble. 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. Aside from the online content you also get the choice of a Freeview HD or satellite tuner. They’re single tuners. There’s only one active tuner. Sony’s X-Reality Pro picture engine delivers crisp. Sony has refined its smartphone interaction. composite. LoveFilm. The stereoscopic £9. involving picture that’s great for action and sports. out goes dusty. Ethernet. with motion resolution a particular strength.49 depth but are extremely – catch-up TV and apps directional – any wriggling from Google Play all in one giant content casserole around whilst watching and you’ll experience a bit of pesky ghosting.CO.UK {SPECIFICATION } SCREEN 47-inch 1920x1080 LED LCD TUNER Freeview HD. Jam-packed internet TV portal HATE Interface is a jumble of content. Netflix. With great picture quality and a wealth of web TV this is a great TV. Wi-Fi. too. One thing that hasn’t changed significantly from last year is picture quality: this Bravia still offers outstanding HD clarity. Crackle AUDIO 20W CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI.399. unlike Samsung and Panasonic’s sets. Sony Internet 3D is of the passive TV This new do-it-all hub persuasion. but it’s outsmarted by rivals. blockbusters £3. it’s one of the most contentrich sets on test.6kg {DETAILS} 1 REMOTE There’s this plain ’mote or a One Touch one which enables NFC sharing between the main screen and a mobile device 2 RECORDING One USB port is designated for recording to an external hard drive.R A T E D Smart TVs SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. but any NFC-enabled smartphone can get in on the action.COM OR HEAD TO P130 . There’s loads to explore. clear images that make the set a winner for HEIGHT 639mm WIDTH 1083mm DEPTH 64mm WEIGHT 14. The Sony’s circular base is sturdy. 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. old XrossMediaBar and in comes a swish. 4x specs WEB TV BBC iPlayer. Sony’s KDL-47W805A is distinctive. graphical menu tree. 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. Viewster. component. holding up one of the chunkier TVs on test LOVE Crisp. 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. so you’ll still need a set-top box. and the set mashes Video Unlimited ships with four pairs of and Music Unlimited – glasses. but it’s what’s happening on screen that’s the big change here. DVB-S2 3D Passive.



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

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

1920x1080 LED LCD 2x Freeview HD. component. £230. 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. Vimeo. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. Wi-Fi. Viewster. which is getting a letter sent home to its mother entitled “must do better” . Ethernet. DLAN. Samsung’s new eye-candy menu makes onscreen navigation much more intuitive. but again a dirth of on-demand content and apps leaves it bottom of this bright class.TV PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT65 £1. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch RATING {REASONS} Why Samsung’s UE46F8000 is our top telly… 1 Offers astonishingly sharp HD imagery. It’s a built-in PVR.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. optical digital 674x1064x78/21. and offers swipe and tap touchscreen control as well as IR. Daily Motion. Vimeo 18W 47-inch. 1920x1080 LED LCD 2x Freeview HD.UK PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1. J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 1 7 . Netflix. DailyMotion. composite. but more we just need more content… action junkies online content is needed Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet.995 LOEWE. LoveFilm. Limited catch-up TV selection 639x1083x64/14.999 SAMSUNG. SD 627x1067x35/15kg Customisable smart TV interface. 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. no specs included BBC iPlayer. this 46-inch screen looks every bit the future-proof television.COM Control Wi-Fi-connected devices via this iPad app. Picture quality is great and the design is eye-catching. 3x USB. Basic EPG. DVB-S2 Passive. Sport Acetrax. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. YouTube. with quality stereo speakers and generous amplification Limited on-demand – no YouTube! Motion resolution not ideal for sports/action Bespoke TV tailoring. Good audio and reasonable price tag. Jam-packed internet TV portal Interface is a bit of a mess. component. Netflix. DailyMotion.9kg High-end design. allowing them to function as remotes for all your AV kit.CO. there’s the Philips 42PFL6188S. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. Netflix. 4x HDMI. For non-IR smartphones there’s still the option of controlling your TV via WiFi using the set’s branded remote app. This year that television is the Samsung UE46F8000.UK SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. WLAN. Twin tuners lets it work as a PVR. Add an optional IP2IR blaster (£100) and you can control other AV kit too. Looks highly stylish Lacklustre blacks limit cinematic appeal. It’s a close call for second and third place. Wi-Fi. component 599x1033x35mm/14kg Smartphone apps. Via adaptor: Scart 953x562x32mm/12. Wi-Fi. 6 2 4 Twin tuners means you can record one channel to an external USB drive while watching another. Come 2014. ITV player. viewing habits and suggests shows. Ethernet. LOGITECH. 2x specs BBC iPlayer. 2x Freesat Passive. Expect new apps to follow soon. USB. Crackle 20W 4x HDMI. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. Cartoon Network 40W 4x HDMI. digital DLAN. BBC News. catch-up TV and apps.Smart TVs R A T E D SPEC SHOT MAKE AND MODEL PRICE WEBSITE SCREEN LOEWE CONNECT ID 46 £1. allowing you to record one channel to a USB hard drive and watch another. Blinkbox. Ethernet. but it needs more on-demand and catch-up content to compete with other sets. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. {FINAL WORD} T3’S PREMIUM TV GUIDE… All of these TV sets have an above-average IQ and membership to MENSA. involving picture that’s especially good for action and sports. DLAN. Ethernet.399 SONY. Feed it a good Blu-ray and the results are cinematic.6kg Crisp. With a re-organised content portal that picks out shows it thinks you’ll enjoy and dual tuners. {FOCUS} Universal remotes HARMONY ULTIMATE DEMOPAD DEMOCONTROL IR-TOUTING PHONES DEDICATED REMOTE APPS Sits in a networkconnected dock. Ambilight trickery Overly processed hi-def image. Audio is class-leading. Lost for something to watch? Samsung’s S-Recommendation engine learns your Samsung offering buyers a hardware upgrade path. Wi-Fi. but a choice of colours doesn’t excuse a lack of on-demand 47-inch. DLNA. 3x USB. composite video. Ethernet.COM/UK 46-inch. Our favourites are Panasonic and Sony. component audio. Great! Now makes this a great telly for Ambilight glow. 1920x1080 LED LCD Freeview HD. iConcerts 24W 42-inch. you can. but only one of them can be top of the class. DVB-S2 Active. YouTube.CO. Sleek and minimalist. its shown real innovation and potential. Spotify 40W 4x HDMI. if you want to upgrade to the brand’s latest multi-core processor. 2x Freesat Active. TuneIn Radio. DEMOPAD. The chance to customise the colour of the set is attractive. 4x specs BBC iPlayer. Lovefilm. £28. Acetrax.COM SAMSUNG UE46F8000 £1. Acetrax. Bluetooth.5kg Edge-to edge glass makes for an attractive look. 7 5 3 The most developed content portal out there. DVB-S Passive. 3x USB.699 PANASONIC.000 PHILIPS. confusing picture options 46-inch. RF and Bluetooth mastery. Box Office 365. YouTube. digital audio. YouTube. Finally. Viewster.COM The HTC One and Galaxy S4 both arrived with builtin infra-red. with a massive choice of catch-up from the main channels and ondemand extras too. 3x USB. The class award for best dressed goes to the Loewe Connect ID.

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

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

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


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Overall lack of apps. thoughtful design. TESTED APRIL 2013 08 8 GOOGLE NEXUS 4 FROM £279. £70.4GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. Features more gimmicky than essential T3 SAYS Samsung’s best smartphone yet.COM/UK. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LO LOVE Spectacular high-resolution display. amazing screen and strong battery. microSD 5 05 HTC ONE X+ £470. great feel.COM/UK.GOOGLE. 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.COM. A fantastic. customisable OS.COM/UK.BT. TESTED JUNE 2012 LOVE Chic metallic design. 32GB or 64GB NT 03 3 SONY XPERIA Z S £500. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Smashing.5-inch screen. HTC. £45.5-inch. voiceactivated hands-free kit. Average battery life T3 SAYS Bigger and brighter.NET Announce “Minikit” at any time to wake this slinky-looking.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch. Just 8GB or 16GB.COM/UK. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Bright. Excellent performance all round HATE It’ll be too big for some. quadcore processor ensures smooth operation LOVE and gaming.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. bold and big screen. NOKIA.COM. SONYMOBILE.COM/UK 2 BT EASY BLUETOOTH CALL KIT 4 JABRA CRUISER 2 Very basic. Cheaper than the One X+ (below left) SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. Reasonable price HATE Bulky body.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. Excellent touchscreen keyboard. Not different enough to really appeal T3 SAYS BB10 is a move in the right direction.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 24 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . 1280x768 CAMERA 8. SAMSUNG. even if the Z10 is more competent than exciting SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. Bright screen E HATE Average camera. longer-lasing brother is the power user’s HTC phone SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slick. but no longer the best Android money can buy RY LOVE Bigger screen. innovative camera. the Nokia Lumia 920 is easily the best Windows Phone handset to date SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR 1. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4. Very handy Nokia Maps app.COM Two mics and Noise Blackout technology make for clear phone calls.7-inch. TESTED JANUARY 2013 0 10 NOKIA LUMIA 920 £529. UK. L Immaculate display. 4. SUPERTOOTH.7-inch. Superior camera. Power aplenty Fine selection s HATE It I really is fairly big.BLACKBERRY.COM 01 HTC ONE £520. PLAY.8-inch 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB or 32GB + microSD PROCESSOR 1. 1920x1080 CAMERA 4-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB or 64GB PROCESSOR 1. HTC. Long battery life.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 4. SHOP. 1280x768 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 8GB or 16GB 04 SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 FROM £393. iOS 6 very smooth HATE Battery life could be better. LO of innovative features. TESTED AUGUST 2012 9 09 BLACKBERRY Z10 £480.9GHz quadcore SCREEN 5-inch. Great audio.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. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB PROCESSOR A6 SCREEN 4-inch. Cool gesture features. The 4. New camera tricks HATE Plasticky design. microSD PROCESSOR 1. 4G capability – if you’re on an EE contract. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOV Fast. JABRA. 1920x1080 CAMERA 13-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB. 32GB storage. Speedy and slick HATE Big screen might make it too bulky for some users T3 SAYS Stunning design. with front-facing speakers HATE Average battery life.7-inch.7-inch screen is tasty indeed. 1136x640 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 16GB.7GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. HTC. TESTED JULY 2013 07 APPLE IPHONE 5 FROM £529. TESTED JUNE 2013 06 6 HTC ONE X £379. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 64GB PROCESSOR 1. Sony’s best smartphone yet and a top Android SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Nice ’n’ low price. colourful. Bright. Fluid performance. but eight hours’ talk time and a budget price tag add appeal. Better front-facing camera for video. Massive 64GB storage. £20.COM. Comparatively cheap a HATE Bigger battery. Wireless Charging. APPLE. SAMSUNG. Slightly plasticky build T3 SAYS S A mighty phone that’s powerful.5GHz quadcore SCREEN 4. It’s the new Android champion SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Really strong. Android Jelly Bean HATE Incredibly dull design.COM. Lacks features of other OSs T3 SAYS The best iPhone to date and iOS is still slicker than Android. Fiddly waterproof connectors T3 SAYS Stunning and waterproof. full-HD display. No expandable memory T3 SAYS A thing of beauty with brains to match. Great styling. PARROT. Very solid build.2-inch.7-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. 1280x720 CAMERA 8-meg/1080p STORAGE 32GB 02 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 £600. However.7-inch.COM. feature-packed an and very desirable SPECIFICATIONS LO LOVE BlackBerry Hub and improved BlackBerry World. but you’ll still need to charge every day T3 SAYS The HTC One X’s smarter.COM/UK. £55. it’s also less fully featured SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS NEW E PROCESSOR 1.

backlit screen.UK 01 1 APPLE IPAD MINI FROM £269.4GHz dualcore SCREEN 9. Smooth operation. 1920x1200 STORAGE 16GB/32GB OS Android 4. New A6X processor bolsters speed. super-HD display. Solid build e H HATE Lack of dedicated tablet apps.CO. b lack of tablet-specific apps makes it less desirable but SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6.1-inch. £109. 4G LTE version available HATE Pricey. FROM £109. AMAZON. faster and sharper.COM.0. with plenty of power.2 PROCESSOR 1. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Very sharp 8.0. 2048x1536 STORAGE 16GB. a premium build and great screen. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE Retina Display looks stunning.2GHz A8 single core SCREEN 9. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Fantastic price with keyboard dock included HATE Flimsy keyboard. Keyboard dock.6GHz quadcore SCREEN 10. No USB charging. APPLE. Plenty of storage plus a microSD slot. More affordable. Google Play access HATE Single core processor T3 SAYS A rare. APPLE. 7.5GHz dualcore SCREEN 8. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 GOOGLE NEXUS 10 G £319. Average screen H T3 SAYS Sibling of the Prime. microSD AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3.2GHz dualcore SCREEN 7-inch. shining gem in the manure pile that is the budget. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1. plasticky build. now backlit for late-night edification.9-inch. AMAZON. Battery life could be better T3 SAYS Full-sized version.2GHz quadcore SCREEN 7-inch. with iOS 5 and apps galore HATE Rear camera is poor. 1080x800 STORAGE 8GB or 16GB OS Android 4. less sexy OS Android 4. Screen resolution is not the best T3 SAYS Slim and stunningly designed. Jelly Bean OS is L excellent. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2011 09 9 t LOVE Decent battery.ASUS. Limited app selection T3 SAYS The best Kindle yet. non-expandable storage. TESTED JUNE 2013 10 GEMINI JOYTAB 9. light and now even cheaper. 1280x800 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB 02 2 APPLE IPAD (4TH GEN) FROM £399.1 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 7. microSD 04 APPLE IPAD 2 FROM £329.UK.COM/UK. Great screen HATE Processor can struggle.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 5 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .3GHz quadcore SCREEN 10. now a little bit better – make sure you get enough storage for that Retina-ready gear… SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Outstanding.UK 2 4 KOBO EREADER TOUCH BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK GLOWLIGHT Great. AMAZON. Easy to use. Wi-Fi only T3 SAYS In terms of bang for your buck.7-inch.7-inch. this is still a mighty alluring tablet in its own right SPECIFICATIONS ASUS TRANSFORMER PAD TF300T SP SPECIFICATIONS £428. £69. Reduced battery life T3 SAYS Beautiful full-HD screen aside. 32GB. BARNESANDNOBLE. 2560x1600 STORAGE16GB or 32GB S 03 3 GOOGLE NEXUS 7 FROM £159.ASUS.COM A top quality e-ink screen with added touch control. WHSMITH.Tablets {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top four ebook readers 1 AMAZON KINDLE PAPERWHITE 3 AMAZON KINDLE The best ereader screen around. UK. but not quite as portable as its seven-inch sibling SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Matches the iPad 2’s screen resolution. though SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4. Thin. carousel-style interface with Lovefilm and Amazon content HATE No 3G option. New iPad is better T3 SAYS Slimmer and cheaper than the new iPad. 128GB and 4G LTE models now available HATE Pretty minor.UK The cheaper. £80.7 £139.1-inch.UK. GOOGLE. TESTED JANUARY 2013 06 0 6 AMAZON KINDLE FIRE HD £159. No 3G option yet T3 T SAYS Like the Nexus 7 this gives power on the cheap. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB. 32GB or 64GB 5 05 AMAZON KINDLE HD 8. TESTED JANUARY 2013 LOVE The pocket-friendly.COM/NEXUS.COM. Plenty of content on offer.7-inch.CO.CO.COM. 1280x1200 STORAGE 32GB/64GB.COM/NEXUS. APPLE.CO. and it’s e excellent value to boot SPECIFICATIONS S OS iOS 6.9-inch screen.1 PROCESSOR 1.1 Jelly Bean PROCESSOR 1. plus access to one million free ebooks and libraries. No Google Play store T3 SAYS A great tablet for media consumption.3 PROCESSOR 1. 1280x800 STORAGE 32GB.7GHz quadcore O SCREEN 10. 64GB or 128GB OS Android 4. Optimised apps are lacking. GOOGLE. Heavy on storage HATE More expensive than the equivalent iPad. AMAZON. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB or 32GB. there’s no reason to buy this over a Prime.9 FROM £229. lighter Kindle with an improved screen is a nailed-on bargain. Features like Google Now add excitement HATE Limited.9-inch.0 PROCESSOR 1.0. this takes the world’s best tablet and proves that smaller is even better SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Amazon’s simplified Android is extremely user-friendly.COM/UK.1-inch. 32GB or 64GB OS Android 4. 1024x768 STORAGE 16GB. as upgrades go. UK. full-sized tablet market SPECIFICATIONS OS Android 4. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb VFM.COM/UK. power and graphical oomph. microSD OS iOS 5 PROCESSOR 1GHz dualcore SCREEN 9.CO. GEMINIDEVICES. Tasty trophy gadget. the Nexus 7 is by far the best Android tab on the market SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Sharp full-HD screen. Book store rivals Amazon’s. TESTED JANUARY 2013 08 A ASUS TRANSFORMER INFINITY £599.9-inch screen with ultra-slim bezel looks fantastic and works great.0 PROCESSOR 1. customised by Amazon PROCESSOR 1.


so choose carefully. SAMSUNG. plus $300 towards your next bit of camera gubbins.COM/UK. A wealth of compatible lenses HATE No handgrip. SONY. Video Snapshot recording mode HATE Jerky autofocus that’s audible on video T3 SAYS With excellent results across stills and video.COM 01 CANON EOS 650D £567.31-inch AMOLED touchscreen WEIGHT 284g MEGAPIXELS 12. PANASONIC. viewfinder.4 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-80mm ZOOM 4x VIDEO 1080 at 48fps WEIGHT 286g 04 CANON EOS 600D £449. CANON.COM/UK. Cheap as chips HATE No touchscreen. CANON. Tiltable AMOLED touchscreen. It costs $10 to enter a photo. Exceptionally good video recording HATE Reduced quality at high ISOs T T3 SAYS Consistent performance across stills and video. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 07 SONY ALPHA SLT-A37 £320.COM Choose a category – nature. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 CANON EOS 7D £1. so shop around T3 SAYS An impressive DSLR with great image quality and swift.CO.CO.UK. people. 15x zoom. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 LOVE Superb still image quality. CANON.UK. excellent pictures. Sony’s not-a-DSLR is a fine camera vi SPECIFICATIONS S MEGAPIXELS 12.UK.UK. Versatile mode dial and features galore HATE HA Minor issues with stills. with good low-light performance and smooth 1080p video. the 600D remains an excellent choice SPECIFICATIONS L LOVE Broad zoom range. touchscreen control SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Brilliant 1080p video and sharp 18-megapixel shots. Entry is free.6-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 3. with a solid. The most advanced compact around SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Semi-transparent mirror means faster shooting and focusing.UK. TESTED JANUARY 2013 10 CANON EOS M £500. 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.CO.UK. patterns. professional photography course worth £3.7 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 24-90mm ZOOM 3.CO. Lightweight yet solid build. A point and shoot with class SPECIFICATIONS SENSOR 21. Smaller sensor than rivals. for obvious reasons. TESTED APRIL 2013 LOVE Wide. Pricey for a point and shoot T3 SAYS Hefty feature set and rock-solid build plus con consistently sharp results. FUJIFILM. manual aperture ring HATE High ISO performance could be better.CO.CO.CO. SHOOTTHEFACE.1 SCREEN 3 inches LENS 25-500mm ZOOM 24x VIDEO 1080 at 50fps WEIGHT 221g 05 FUJIFILM FINEPIX F660 EXR £92. SAMSUNG. A champion travel zoom SPECIFICATIONS SPEC SENSOR 18-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18x55mm SCREEN 3-inch WEIGHT 570g M MEGAPIXELS 18. Decent stills.295. easy-to-use set of features HATE Price will put off less serious snappers T3 SAYS A workhorse of a DSLR. plus plenty on offer for pros. CANON. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Fast autofocus. TESTED JULY 2011 09 SONY CYBER-SHOT HX20V £233. LSPAWARDS. Pro-quality manual controls. Solid build.{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.213.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 7 . animal kingdom – and get stuck in. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE DSLR-quality photos. TESTED JUNE 2013 08 8 SAMSUNG EX2F £300. compact package – a winner SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Dashing metal build and larger-than-average sensor that comes into its own in low lighting. 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 £355.7-inch WEIGHT 506g (body only) 03 SAMSUNG NX300 £600. No touchscreen T3 SAYS Easy to use for beginners. SONY. Built-in Wi-Fi HATE No viewfinder or built-in flash T3 SAYS Cutting-edge camera features in an attractive.UK. Manual controls aplenty.UK. but you need to be over 18.1-megapixel/1080p KIT LENS 18-55mm SCREEN 2. 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.CO.8x VIDEO 1080p at 50fps WEIGHT 298g SENSOR 16. Smartphone-style controls HATE Need to dial down exposure in bright sunlight T3 SAYS Near pro-quality shots without the bulk of a DSLR. Sharp shots achievable at maximum zo zoom. TESTED JUNE 2012 LOVE Superb image quality and great low-light shooting thanks to fine high ISO performance HATE The RRP is quite high. Superb shots. The overall winner receives a full-time.

Reasonably priced HATE Tricky touchpad. making repelling viruses more pleasing. 100GB of cloud storage p H HATE Chrome OS lacks support.3-inch.COM No real-time protection. Requires web connection T3 SAYS Incredible cheapness makes this a good second machine.COM Won’t unduly drain resources but does provide protection from phishing. Decent screen and acceptable processor. 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.COM. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. the XPS 15 T3 SAYS With its slinky aluminium case.4GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs 04 APPLE MACBOOK PRO WITH RETINA DISPLAY 13-INCH £1. Beats Audio.5GHz/8GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs S SCREEN 11. Excellent build quality.UK 2 FOR MACS SOPHOS ANTIVIRUS 4 ANTI-MALWARE MALWAREBYTES Runs in the background for low-key protection.UK.ASUS. 2560x1600 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 2. APPLE.6-inch.CO.UK. TESTED MARCH 2013 09 ACER C7 CHROMEBOOK £199.5hrs SCREEN 13-inch. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 08 ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A £700. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Amazing screen. but added peace of mind.COM/UK. TESTED APRIL 2012 07 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 11-INCH £929.COM/UK.6-inch. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1. Gorilla Glass screen. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1.3-inch. Chunkier than other ultrabooks T3 SAYS High-end processing power at a low price. 1920x1080 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 2. SOPHOS. Top performer thanks to powerful processor and graphics card. UK.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs SCREEN 11.449.CO.COM/UK.CO.Computers {FOCUS} Free security for your Mac or PC 1 3 FOR PCS FIREWALL AVAST! 8 ZONEALARM FREE The interface has been improved. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Best laptop screen around. APPLE. although admittedly not outstanding HATE Relatively poor battery life T3 SAYS Attractive and powerful.3-inch. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1. DELL.CO. TESTED APRIL 2012 LOVE Attractive and sturdy all-metal design. ACER. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i7 1. DELL.3-inch.249. aluminium looks.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 500GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 6hrs 02 ASUS ZENBOOK UX31 £800.UK.3-inch. APPLE. 1600x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. this is another credible. UK. Comfy keyboard HATE Fewer connections than our #1.COM/UK.ORG 01 DELL XPS 15 £695. 1366x768 PROCESSOR/RAM 1. 256GB SSD for the same price as many 128GB ultrabooks. Seriously thin and portable. Screen could be better T3 SAYS The smartest ultrabook.3-inch.8GHz Core i7 processor and 256GB solid state drive.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 2 8 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . now with next-gen power.COM. MALWAREBYTES. 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. 1440x900 PROCESSOR/RAM Core i5 1. Great battery life.3-inch.UK. Apple has improved its winning formula SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Slimline design matches the Zenbook UX31 at #2. No longer the thinnest laptop T3 SAYS Same great design with even more remarkable performance. Top screen HATE Middling battery life. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Elegant design conceals a throbbing. 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 13.9GHz/8GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 8. ZONEALARM.ASUS.CO.8GHz/4GB STORAGE 256GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7hrs SCREEN 13. AVAST. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 06 ACER ASPIRE S3 £475. this Zenbook is a very solid.1GHz/8GB STORAGE 1TB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 8hrs SCREEN 13. 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.1GHz dualcore/2GB STORAGE 320GB HDD QUOTED BATTERY 3hrs 05 HP SPECTRE XT £685. HP.5hrs AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. TESTED NOVEMBER 2012 LOVE Classic Air design. TESTED MARCH 2013 10 DELL XPS 13 FROM £999. Windows-based MacBook alternative from Dell SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13. 1.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 5hrs 03 APPLE MACBOOK AIR 13-INCH £1. good-VFM option that also has a touch of style SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 13. even if style and battery life suffer a bit as a result SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 15. ACER. Solid spec.7GHz/4GB STORAGE 128GB SSD QUOTED BATTERY 7. or one for undemanding users ma SPECIFICATIONS SPE SCREEN 13. Good VFM HATE Weighty.

Full-HD graphics at last for Mario and co HATE Needs more games desperately. but for those with a 3DS there’s little incentive to upgrade SPECIFICATIONS SCREEN 5-inch. eSATA.UK. APPLE.CO. Also has the T3 Awardwinning Kinect to play with and great XBLA budget gaming hub HATE No Blu-ray drive.CO. £2. fun and truly innovative. ATOMIXMAG. PS4’s new best-pal? HATE Pricey games and memory cards. AV out 03 3 NINTENDO WII U PREMIUM FROM £249.CO. G Wi-Fi AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. It’s not cheap. 960x544 OLED touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. About level pegging with PS3 for classic titles. AV out PROCESSOR Core i5 4. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 0 08 8 APPLE IPOD TOUCH FROM £249. GAMEINFORMER.49.PLAYSTATION. Blu-ray reader STORAGE 320GB BLU-RAY/DVD Yes/Yes CONNECTIVITY HDMI. CHILLBLAST. Great for exclusives. 1136x640 touchscreen CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi.{THE BEST OF EVERYTHING} {CONTENT} TheGuide 3 Gaming iPad mags to get your game on 1 EDGE GAME INFORMER T3 ’s sister title is the games mag where you’ll most often see the word “tropes”. though the high running costs may put off less hardcore fraggles SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Bigger screens look great and the 3D sweet spot is much larger. HDMI.COM/UK.COM 2 4 ATOMIX SWIPE Clever iOS-focused read pools content from 52 sites. Too many overly simple party games. 4x USB.6GHz GRAPHICS 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX670 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/1TB HDD and 120GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 8x USB.CO.CO. UK. DVI. TESTED OCTOBER 2012 LOVE Quality five-inch OLED touchscreen and quadcore power. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE Xbox Live remains #1 for online gaming.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE J U LY 2 0 1 3 T 3 1 2 9 . XBOX. too. 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. TESTED MARCH 2012 09 NINTENDO 3DS XL £165. £2. TESTED JANUARY 2013 07 ALIENWARE M17X R3 SPECIFICATIONS £1. ALIENWARE. No AC adaptor T3 SAYS Big screens and range of games impresses. Bigger. and you supp can play pl games on it.CO.PLAYSTATION. TESTED NOVEMBER 2011 06 VANQUISH ECLIPSE 670 MKII £999.COM. Oh. A5 processor and iOS 6 HATE Pricey.415. though P PROCESSOR Core i7 2GHz GRAPHICS Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M RAM/STORAGE 4GB/256GB CONNECTIVITY 4x USB. most powerful handheld yet. ideally exclusive ones T T3 SAYS Nintendo’s again reinvented the way we play. TESTED NOVEMBER 2010 LOVE Powerful i5 processor overclocked to 4. 40 hrs (audio) 04 PLAYSTATION VITA FROM £217.UK.COM This Mexican mag is beautifully designed. UK.UK. eSata. Curved design is very ergonomic.18-inch 320x240 touch CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. and cheaper than ever SPECIFICATIONS STORAGE 512MB SSD BLU-RAY/DVD No/No CONNECTIVITY 2x USB. ethernet 02 2 SONY PS3 SUPER SLIM £229. Good games.2-inch. 3x HDMI. FREE.88-inch 800x240 3D/4. too. DVI. 2x HDMI. VGA. ethernet. media server that’s 3D-ready and LOVE supports the rather nifty Move controller (£24). Battery life only fair T3 SAYS The best.1. NINTENDO.0 BATTERY 8hrs (video). TESTED JUNE 2012 LO A Blu-ray player. Bluetooth 2.99. Boosted battery life HATE Looks cheap.UK. Heft makes it cumbersome.UK.6GHz i5. A few really classic titles HATE No Blu-ray or even DVD. useful GamePad. Dual analogue controls. Tactile. NFC GAMEPAD Touchcreen 6. 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. PCSPECIALIST. ethernet. 854x480 BATTERY 3-5 hours SCREEN 4-inch.UK. NINTENDO. 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. fluid gameplay HATE Expensive… but worth it T3 SAYS Bone-crushing specs for serious PC gamers SPECIFICATIONS PROCESSOR Core i5 4. ethernet LOVE Cheap. VGA.5mm audio BATTERY 4 hours 05 CHILLBLAST FUSION FIRESTORM £1. NFC BATTERY 5 hours SCREEN 4.COM. though needs new issues. 3.UK. Outgunned by the Wii U T3 SAYS This underpowered cutesie is still a hit for family-friendly gaming. FREE.8GHz and Nvidia GTX 680 graphics deliver fast. EDGE-ONLINE. Well-considered interactivity nowadays. 5x USB. No HD graphics.CO. including a 4. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 10 NINTENDO WII £129. NINTENDO.199. USB.8GHz GRAPHICS 2x Nvidia GTX 680 RAM/STORAGE 16GB/2TB HDD and 240GB SSD CONNECTIVITY 10x USB. 4 HDMI. 16GB RAM and a cooling chassis to keep it running at full pelt HATE Little to grumble about at this price T3 SAYS Solid specs and decent gaming at a fair price SPECIFICATIONS STORAGE 4GB BLU-RAY/DVD No/Yes CONNECTIVITY HDMI.COM US retailer GameSpot’s monthly is the biggest games mag in the world. SWIPE-MAG. About 97 in gadget years T3 SAYS A slick and powerful games and media machine SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Incredible specs for under a grand. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Genuinely revolutionary platform. Affordable.COM 01 MICROSOFT XBOX 360 25 250GB £190. 2x USB. N Wi-Fi. Bluetooth 4. SD. but needs games SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Beautifully designed and newly colourful. bolder Retina Display. G Wi-Fi.

UK. but im image quality could be improved SPECIFICATIONS SP SCREEN 46-inch.390.UK. Fi. Limited catch-up TV selection T3 SAYS On-demand TV organised the way you want it. Superb file support. Wi-Fi 3 NT 04 PANASONIC VIERA TX-P50VT50 0 £1.UK. A proper Wi-Fi media hub. composite. OUT NOW 2 3 VEEP S1 LOUIE S1 The new Curb Your Enthusiasm.0. ethernet AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. Basic EPG T3 SAYS Fantastic design and an Ambilight glow. Wi-Fi. Via adaptors: scart/component t RY NEW LOVE Edge-to edge glass makes for an attractive look. SAMSUNG. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Smartphone apps. 3x USB. S 3x USB. optical digital audio NT 02 PANASONIC VIERA TX-47DT65 £1. in the USA: essential. SD DL SCREEN 47-inch.CO. WLAN. digital audio. PANASONIC. SC Wi-Fi.002. Wi-Fi. VGA. Single tuner T3 SAYS Outstanding motion handling makes this a g great telly for action junkies RY LOVE Bold design. fantastic picture quality and plenty to watch. SONY. 3x USB. TESTED JULY 2013 08 LG 55LM960V £1.519. Blacks are a little crushed T3 SAYS A thoroughbred performer. TESTED JULY 2012 LOVE Customisable smart TV interface. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 0 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 . Bright. LG. digital audio out. Seven pairs of 3D glasses included HATE Over-stressed black levels. DLAN. component. Entertaining net portal. . 3x USB. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Outstanding HD image quality. PC. sharp 3D HATE Voice and gesture control are nice but inessential y T3 SAYS A beautifully made smart telly capable of really excellent pictures. Wi-Fi. component. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Ethernet. composite video.CO. Strong 3D. digital audio. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Mediocre audio and file support T3 SAYS A great looking hi-def LED TV that offers phenomenal 2D images and loads of great web content SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS NEW E SCREEN 46-inch. divorcee. Wi-Fi. Attractive looks HATE 3D specs not included. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI.COM/UK.COM/UK. anytime RY LOVE Pristine high-def images.999. SONY. SAMSUNG. component SCREEN 55-inch. DLNA. Jam-packed internet TV portal HATE Jumbled interface. T G Great! Now we just need more content… RY LOVE Excellent HD and 3D visuals.CO.699. 2x USB. Wi-Fi. Ambilight trickery HATE Overly processed HD. too SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Content-rich internet portal and excellent multimedia playback. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Bluetooth 3. 3x USB.UK. Ethernet. Bluetooth. SD slot. 3x USB. scart.COM. PC. Louis CK’s The Thick of It. Via adaptor: Scart 05 SAMSUNG UE46ES8000 NT £1. component SCREEN 55-inch. so what better time to get all but the last half-dozen episodes on Blu-ray? Or maybe wait. Outstanding motion resolution. Well stocked and laid out web portal. sharp edges and pathos. Fi Ethernet.UK. TESTED AUGUST 2012 ction LOVE Crisp. scart. DLNA content sharing HATE 3D crosstalk. optical digital audio NT 03 SONY BRAVIA KDL-47W805A £1. 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. 3x USB. involving picture that’s especially good for action and sports.COM/UK. Twin tuners lets it work as a PVR. DLAN. PHILIPS. feature-packed slimline set. LG. beautiful build. optical digital audio SCREEN 47-inch.CO. scart. component. 3x USB. OUT JUNE 3 01 SAMSUNG UE46F8000 S £1. OUT JUNE 3 meta-comedy about a middle-aged.0 mean immediate content is abound HATE The design is striking but also a little impractical T3 SAYS Samsung’s slickest smart TV yet. TESTED JULY 2012 10 LG 47LM660 £1. USB.CO. offering superior HD and 3D image quality and strong smart features SPECIFICATIONS SPECIFICATIONS SP NEW E SC SCREEN 47-inch. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Slimline and stylish design p HATE Picture processing artefacts and visible crosstalk H T3 T SAYS Attractive. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI. Excellent Smart TV content and app store. Looks highly stylish HATE Lacklustre blacks. Wi-Fi.399. Sophisticated design. TESTED JULY 2013 07 PANASONIC VIERA TX-L47DT50 £1. SD. FROM £14 PER SERIES. TESTED JULY 2013 06 SONY BRAVIA KDL-55HX853 £1. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 LOVE Crisp picture quality courtesy of powerful image processing. Wi-Fi. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 4x HDMI.900. Reliable multimedia streaming. scart.000. PANASONIC.392. Series 2 hits Sky Atlantic this month… £22.650.Televisions {CONTENT} Catch-up TV on Blu-ray 1 BREAKING BAD S1-5 This drugs epic is almost at an end. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2012 09 PHILIPS 42PFL6188S £1. PC. component. stand-up comic – ie: him in real life – is a very funny mix of awkwardness. High-quality audio system. £19. PANASONIC. component. component.COM/UK. 1920x1080 CONNECTIONS 3x HDMI. Price also somewhat cumbersome T3 SAYS An astounding plasma telly with a feature set and picture quality worth shouting about SCREEN 50-inch. twin tuners and the new Smart Portal 2. but more online content is needed SPECIFICATIONS S E SPECIFICATIONS S SCREEN 42-inch. Excellent networked features HATE Bulky design. PC.

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

DENON. plus excellent audio quality HATE Not much of a looker T3 SAYS A no-nonsense slab of audio power. SAMSUNG. a classy design and a strong wireless connection for AirPlay streaming. A fine alternative to the one-box streaming norm SPECIFICATIONS POWER 2x 65W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi.COM 01 CAMBRIDGE AUDIO MINX AIR 100 £330. PIONEER.CO. Pricey T3 SAYS Stunning sound quality without Apple or Android prejudice. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 DENON CEOL PICCOLO 07 7 PHILIPS AW9000 £320. TESTED JANUARY 2012 09 9 SAMSUNG DA-E750 £499. optical in. Great. 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 JANUARY 2012 08 PURE JONGO S3 £170.COM. line in. Spotify and Last. PHILIPS. RCA. £150. See more on page 118. brightly coloured and great sound quality. Can be linked for an easy. BOWERS-WILKINS. Add the free Fidelio app and you get internet radio. SONOS. 3.5mm SIZE 354x182x118mm POWER 4x 20W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi.COM. AirPlay. The A5 is the little black dress of speakers SPECIFICATIONS S POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi.CO.COM 2 4 BRAVEN BRV-1 JABRA SOLEMATE The trainer-like design won’t suit all tastes but this is one LOUD mini-speaker. splash-proof.5W + 10W CONNECTIVITY G Wi-Fi. Bluetooth pairing is easy and reliable. an iPod dock. Wi-Fi. ELIPSON. auxiliary analogue. with a massive dose of features for not much money SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Crisp. New app makes iTunes syncing easy HATE Bass wobbles at higher volumes T3 SAYS Elegant audio executed excellently. 3. Bluetooth 3. PURE. £149.5mm audio in SIZE 131x139x135mm NT 04 PIONEER X-SMC3 £138. AllShare Play. You can control it all using your smartphone HATE Go properly multi-room and the costs pile up T3 SAYS A simple. 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. USB.COM This 3D speaker pushes the bass to the fore. multi-room sound. JABRA. CAMBRIDGEAUDIO. Can’t be linked to other hi-fi kit T3 SAYS Bold design. detailed sound quality. ethernet (Sonos proprietary streaming). digital optical. AirPlay. Winner. TESTED MAY 2013 06 BOWERS & WILKINS A5 £454. Wonderful ease of use and simple wireless setup. digital coaxial. well-rounded look HATE Expensive. TESTED MARCH 2010 10 ELIPSON PLANET LW £1. USB media playback and internet radio. Bluetooth HATE USB playback is hit and miss. AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity. RCA SIZE 520x218x155mm POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY AirPlay. TESTED DECEMBER 2012 LOVE AirPlay and DLNA streaming. too. audio in. ethernet. A wireless dock everyone can enjoy SPECIFICATIONS POWER 40W CONNECTIVITY USB. ethernet. DAMSONAUDIO. USB SIZE 450x148x240mm 05 SONOS PLAY:5 £321. AirPlay. effective and classy way to pump well-rounded audio into every room SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Superb sound. light and good for 12 hours of poolside play. iOS/ Android dock.Home audio {BUYING TIPS} T3’s top portable speakers 1 JAWBONE JAMBOX 3 DAMSON OYSTER Small. analogue.0. Multi-room via iOS only T3 SAYS Looks. 3. 3.COM.UK.CO. Ideal for rave dads on the Costa. DLNA. PHILIPS. brains and better-than-average sound. Decent battery life. the Jongo S3 is a great introduction to multi-room audio SPECIFICATIONS E SPECIFICATIONS POWER 4x 2. wireless multi-room system HATE Fiddly Wi-Fi syncing. 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. JAWBONE. 3.UK. £180. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Powerful and articulate 100W sound. Ethernet.CO. punchy sound quality with built-in valve amplification. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 LOVE Powerful. TESTED FEBRUARY 2013 LOVE Denon’s ditched the original Ceol’s CD player but kept AirPlay. AirPlay SIZE 265x410mm RY NEW LOVE Good sound for the cost. line in SIZE 217x365x123mm POWER 2x 50W CONNECTIVITY Proprietary wireless streaming via 30-pin or USB dongle SIZE 290mm circumference AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. Android/Apple docking.5mm out SIZE 300x180x120mm 02 £244 WITHOUT SPEAKERS. Bluetooth via USB dongle.5mm out SIZE 180x90x234mm POWER 100W CONNECTIVITY N Wi-Fi. AirPlay. BRAVEN. Bluetooth.5mm in SIZE 300x210x350mm 03 PHILIPS FIDELIO SOUNDSPHERE £450.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 2 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 .200. 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.COM/UK. small. Rugged. £319 WITH.UK.COM Drop-proof.CO.UK.UK. £160.COM.FM support. while the wood veneer speakers look classy HATE DLNA set-up needs to be made simpler T3 SAYS Buxom chunks of wireless sonic bliss. sleek design.

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

Reliably stable HATE Lacks height T3 SAYS A solid yet flexible tripod for every imaginable surface. smartphone-like design. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 09 NIKE+ FUELBAND £129.COM. if a little primitive SPECIFICATIONS E SCREEN 5 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 143x88x19mm NEW SCREEN 4.CO. JOBY. TESTED CHRISTMAS 2012 07 LOVE Top-notch audio quality with Dolby 7. 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.3 inches CONNECTIVITY USB 2. MUGENPOWER BATTERIES.COM THE ULTIMATE BUYER’S GUIDE 1 3 4 T 3 J U LY 2 0 1 3 NT RY . OTTERBOX. PS3 and Xbox 360 SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH PERFORMANCE M MOUSE MX £50.3 inches CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth SIZE 122x74x9mm LOVE Works with PC and Mac. Mac OS X 10. TOMTOM. £27. Comprehensive mapping HATE No Live services. TESTED SEPTEMBER 2011 SCREEN 4. reliable and won’t steal your boiled sweets SPECIFICATIONS LOGITECH K360 WIRELESS KEYBOARD SPECIFICATIONS £23.0.760dpi SIZE 465x458x198mm WEIGHT 11. Adds a kickstand.4kg 4 04 JOBY GORILLAPOD SLR-ZOOM JOB £42. Rugged.COM. with excellent sound quality across PC.0 SIZE 130x101x53mm AVAILABLE ONLINE @ T3. LOGITECH.0.COM 01 GARMIN 3490LMT 3490LM £235. EPSON. 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 Doubles the battery life.9 or later 03 03 FITBIT ONE £80. MOBILEFUN. Easy Wi-Fi setup and simple printing from iPhones HATE Prints are more expensive than average T3 T SAYS It’s not cheap. bike-specific features. ASTROGAMING.COM 2 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 FLIP COVER 4 GALAXY NOTE 2 MUGEN BATTERY & COVER Slimline bumper-and-flip job protects your S4’s bountiful. Bluetooth 4. Mac. 2x AA batteries 02 0 2 ASTRO GAMING A50 £249. this is small. Very comfortable. Pow! £73. relatively low-res screen T3 SAYS The best satnav for two wheels rather than T fo four. noise-cancelling headset HATE The cost may cause a little anxiety. $30. LOGITECH. Crisp menus.0 BATTERY LIFE 4 days SIZE 147-197mm circumference WEIGHT From 27g 05 TOMTOM GO LIVE 1005 £260 + £47 PER YEAR. USB. Lightweight L enough to carry anywhere. TOMTOM. One year of TomTom’s Live services free.COM. the Rider is good. XP. USB 2. this grips and bends to suit your needs SPECIFICATIONS LOV LOVE Free iPhone app. TESTED JULY 2011 LOVE Great build quality. INCIPIO.UK. there’s little to dislike here T3 SAYS The ultimate co-pilot. slick.COM/UK.3. ethernet RESOLUTION Up to 5. £30. 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. GARMIN.CO.COM OTTERBOX DEFENDER Protection against drops and dust without too much excess bulk. five-inch screen SPECIFICATIONS LOVE Well-thought-out. Ups your activity all-day. 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. Customisable. Xbox 360 players s will have to wire it to their controller d T3 SAYS THE accessory for gamers. TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Flexibility adds creative freedom.1 surround sound from a wireless. Vista. TESTED MARCH 2011 10 0 TOMTOM RIDER £349. giving you motiv motivational Fuel to burn HATE Not as good as Fitbit. but for more demanding photographers this provides top quality prints SPECIFICATIONS CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 4.0 BATTERY LIFE 5-7 days SIZE 48x19x10mm WEIGHT 8g CONNECTIONS Wi-Fi. TESTED MARCH 2013 08 EPSON PX830FWD £348.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. TESTED AUGUST 2012 06 LOVE Slim. sleek. NIKE.COM. five-inch screen. 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.COM.UK.CO. TESTED JULY 2013 LOVE Larger screen. Free traffic updates HATE With map updates gratis. weatherproof build.COM/PLUS. FITBIT. Simple-to-navigate maps and a responsive touchscreen. TESTED JANUARY 2012 LOVE A pedometer on steroids with added sleep assessment and compatibility with other apps and Aria scales HATE Not one for pro athletes.

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