Gadget Awards 2013 http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/all en-GB Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: The LG G2 is our Gadget of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/g2/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-lg-g2-our-gadget-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The competition was stiff, but LG&#039;s mobile renaissance is Stuff&#039;s highlight of 2013 - and the LG G2 is one hell of a smartphone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G2" alt="LG G2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-g2_2.jpg?1387863860" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Our Gadget of the Year award isn&#39;t just about which gadget is best, most innovative or most desirable - although all that stuff obviously matters rather a lot.</p> <p>We weigh up all of the gadget releases from the course of the year, and decide which, on balance, matters most to our readers, to us and to consumer technology in general.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: LG G2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A stunning near-bezel-less 5in HD screen, a 13MP camera with optical image stabilisation for detailed low light shots and a battery that refuses to die all make the quad-core G2 a do-it-all smartphone that&#39;ll have your back no matter what you throw at it. Watch out Samsung and Apple: the G2 is proof positive that LG means business in the smartphone world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/lg-g2/review" target="_blank">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2928488376001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2928488376001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG&#039;s mobile renaissance is our story of the year </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>2013 was a year of staggering innovation. The next-gen consoles ruled the headlines, crowdfunding became an undeniable creative force, wearable technology inhabited faces and our wrists, the internet of things became manifest in some genuinely useful connected appliances, 3D printers hit the high street, 4G went mainstream, 4K almost became affordable, Netflix went stellar and we all started taking selfies and sending them to each other via Snapchat. And that&#39;s just scratching the surface.</p> <p>But for the Stuff editorial team, the story of the year was how Android cemented itself as the most forward-thinking mobile OS - and how LG went from mobile also-ran to leader of the smartphone pack. I can&#39;t wait to see what it has in store for 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Google Glass </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As it edges closer to consumer reality, Google Glass gets ever more intriguing. With its head-up display filling your eye with information from web searches, apps, navigation and more, its voice command capability and its controversial built-in point of view camera, it&#39;s ushering in a new age of powerful wearable technology. The possibilities are endless.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/glass" target="_blank">Read more&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Google Glass" alt="Google Glass" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-glass-earbud-2.jpg?1387863860" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Pebble Smartwatch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The poster boy for crowdfunding, and the best argument there is for smart wristwear. The first modern smartwatch is still the best, thanks to its thoughtful design, e-paper display that&#39;s readable in sunlight, growing number of apps and its compatibility with both iOS and Android. Chuck in a waterproof build and a battery that doesn&#39;t need topping up every day, and the Pebble is an impressive wrist-hugger indeed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pebble-smartwatch/review" target="_blank">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Pebble" alt="Pebble" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-smartwatch-main-1_2.jpg?1387863860" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: HTC One </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If Apple made an Android phone, it would probably look something like HTC&#39;s beautiful One - the best-looking Android phone ever made, thanks to its aluminium unibody construction.</p> <p>Its sharp 4.7in full HD display will massage your eyeballs while the all-new HTC Sense 5 serves up BlinkFeed smoothly thanks to its quad-core insides. With a light guzzling Ultrapixel camera thrown in for good measure, it&#39;s as smart as it is beautiful.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review" target="_blank">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" title="HTC One" alt="HTC One" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-review-hands-on-screen.jpg?1387863860" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Google Nexus 7 (2013) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Google&#39;s Nexus devices are genius. Built as a showcase for the company&#39;s Android OS, they always pack incredible power and quality into devices that dramatically undercut the competition, and always furnish them with the latest software bells and whistles before any other devices get a look-in.</p> <p>The second-gen Nexus 7 is no different, packing quad-core guts and incredible resolution into its 7in screen, and costing just &pound;200. You won&#39;t find a better multimedia device anywhere near that price.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-nexus-7-2013/review" target="_blank">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Google Nexus 7" alt="Google Nexus 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus-7-verdict_0.jpg?1387863860" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Apple iPad Air </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The fifth-generation iPad is the first to look visibly different from every angle - and that&#39;s because it&#39;s dramatically slimmer and lighter than any of its predecessors.&nbsp;The 9.7in Retina Display remains, and although it&#39;s bested on resolution by some new contenders, it&#39;s still just about the best damn tablet screen we&#39;ve ever seen. </p> <p>Coupled with the hundreds of thousands of fantastic made-for-iPad apps that populate the App Store, it&#39;s one formidable tablet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-5/review" target="_blank">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" title="Apple iPad Air" alt="Apple iPad Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Apple-iPad-Air-review-lockscreen_0.png?1387863860" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Apple iPhone 5s </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The world&#39;s first 64-bit smartphone showcases Apple&#39;s unrivalled attention to detail and ability to innovate in meaningful ways.</p> <p>Apart from a new gold colour scheme (it looks much better in person, honest), the iPhone 5s comes rocking the much-improved and far more beautiful iOS 7, future-proof internals and the truly useful Touch ID fingerprint sensor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5s/review" target="_blank">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" title="Apple iPhone 5s" alt="Apple iPhone 5s" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-iphone-5s.JPG?1387863860" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item big image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image" width="920" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/carousel-images/lg-g2-carousel.jpg?1387863860" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g2/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-lg-g2-our-gadget-year/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/g2/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-lg-g2-our-gadget-year/feature#comments G2 Gadget Awards 2013 LG Smartphones Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:24:57 +0000 Stephen Graves 1429709 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2013 winners announced: These are the 22 Best Gadgets of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-winners-announced-these-are-22-best-gadgets-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meet the gadgets, apps, cars, services, events and people that defined 2013 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 23 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 23 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/2013-awards-logo-hashtag_7_0.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The past 12 months have been a whirlwind of impressive new gadgets and game-changing innovations.</p> <p>The Stuff Gadget Awards recognises the gear that defined the year. It celebrates the best-performing, most desirable and most important product releases, covering gadgets, apps, web services, cars and more. Awards winners aren&#39;t just the best products - they&#39;re the products that have had the greatest impact on the market, and the ones that are setting the agenda within their category for the year to come.&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fitness Gadget of the Year: Fitbit Flex (£80) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fitbit&rsquo;s turned its fitness tracker from an ungainly clip-on device to a wrist-mounted wonder &ndash; and added a host of improvements in the process. Bluetooth 4.0 means the Flex will ping data from your wrist to your smartphone, so you don&rsquo;t have to faff about with opening apps. Its sleep tracking will count your Zs, while a quick tap on the wristband pings up a set of LEDs to show how close you are to achieving your daily goals. It also looks like a sci-fi communicator watch, which pleases us mightily. Durable, well-integrated with the Fitbit ecosystem, and giving you motivation at a glance, the Flex is a truly flexible fitness tracker.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-fitness-gadgets-year/feature" target="_blank">Click here for the full Fitness Gadget shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fitbit-flex-winner_0.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Game App of the Year: New Star Soccer 1.5 (from £free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When New Star Soccer first took the App Store by storm it caused relationships to suffer, deadlines to 
be missed and lampposts to be walked into. But when a 50-year-old footballer was still netting 90 goals a season it became clear NSS was a bit too easy. Version 1.5 has been subbed on to fix that. Defenders now close you down, you can change your tactical focus mid-game and things have taken a turn for the Big Sam with headers now also available. But it&rsquo;s the much stricter demands on your energy that ramp up the difficulty level &ndash; and just like that we&rsquo;re walking into lampposts all over again.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/gadget-awards-2013-new-star-soccer-best-game-app-year/feature" target="_blank">Click here for the full Game App shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nss-with-award-logo_0.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Phone of the Year: LG G2 (£470) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;d told us a year ago that LG would make the best phone of 2013 we&rsquo;d throw a Viewty in your face and push an LG Chocolate up your nose for being so stupid. But here we are 12 months later and not only has the LG-made Nexus 4 made our shortlist, the 5.2in G2 has taken the top prize &ndash; and deservedly so. Every single person who&rsquo;s handled our G2 has been seduced by its charms, whether it&rsquo;s the stonking screen, amazing battery life or neat tricks such as the double-tap to wake that means you don&rsquo;t have to mess about with the buttons on the back. It&rsquo;s not as pretty as the HTC One, but when it runs faster than Usain Bolt towards another corporate sponsorship deal it&rsquo;s impossible not to give it the gold.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/gadget-awards-2013-lg-g2-best-smartphone-year/feature" target="_blank">Click here for the full Phone shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g2-award-winner_1.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Music Gadget of the Year: Sonos Play:1 (£170) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ah, Play:1 &ndash; we&rsquo;ve been expecting you. You see, ever since Sonos launched its Play:3 (itself a Stuff Awards winner in 2011), there&rsquo;s been a Play:1-shaped hole below it waiting to be filled. And now that it&rsquo;s here, we don&rsquo;t know how we managed without it. It&rsquo;ll play tunes from pretty much any streaming service or your own network, costs just &pound;170 and despite its dinky size sounds bigger &ndash; and better &ndash; than the Play:3. It can even be teamed up with the Sonos Playbar to create a surround system. We&rsquo;d hoped it would be portable, but its standout sonic performance more than makes up for it. Remarkable.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-8-best-music-gadgets-year/feature" target="_blank">Click here for the full Music Gadget shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Play1WhtAngleAwardLogo_0.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Essential App of the Year: Citymapper (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the year 2013 it should be impossible to get lost. After all, you have a rectangle in your pocket that knows exactly where you are on Planet Earth at all times &ndash; but knowing how to get to the next place is trickier. Flipping back and forth through your quiver of travel apps works, but not well. However, Citymapper will show you how to get there using your feet, public transport, taxis or good old-fashioned pedal power, complete with ticket pricing, journey time and any potential problems en route. It only works in London and New York for now, but when an app is this useful it&rsquo;s only a matter of time before 
the rest of the world demands it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-essential-apps-year/feature" target="_blank">Click here for the full Essential App shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/citymapper-award-winner_0.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Creative App of the Year: Vine (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Until Vine came along the only videos shot on mobile phones were by bored parents intent on clogging up your Facebook feed and annoying people at gigs who can&rsquo;t seem to enjoy anything unless they record it on their phone. Those were dark days indeed. If nothing else, Vine at least restricts their distinctly sub-optimal output to just six seconds, but more importantly its touch-to-record interface and linear editing system has made shooting quick, innovative videos really, really easy. It&rsquo;s now joyously simple &ndash; just record your mini masterpiece and hit share. So give it a try, even if you are just filming your kid&rsquo;s first gig.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-essential-apps-year/feature" target="_blank">Click here for the full Creative App shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vine-award-winner_0.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tablet of the Year: Apple iPad Air (from £400) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On a recent trip to Berlin we witnessed somebody try to chop a currywurst in half with an ultra-thin keyboard. Since then it&rsquo;s become one of the tests we put every new gadget through, and at 20% thinner than its predecessor the iPad Air is the closest we&rsquo;ve come to finding a working sausage slicer. If you&rsquo;d rather use your iPad Air to watch Netflix, play games and browse Stuff.tv, its A7 chip is twice as powerful, its Wi-Fi is faster, its battery will still give you 10 hours, plus you could eat your dinner off its slick, clinical finish. In fact, you&rsquo;re probably going to need two: one to chop up your bangers and another to eat them on.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-8-best-tablets-year/feature" target="_blank">Click here for the full Tablet shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/apple-ipad-air-award-winner_0.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tech Toy of the Year: Evobike Bomber (£8000) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Can an &pound;8000, 50mph electric bike be called a &lsquo;toy&rsquo;? Perhaps not, but given those stats, we couldn&rsquo;t think what other category it could fit into. It&rsquo;s certainly not designed for pootling along a cycle lane to work. With 4.5kW of pedal-negating battery power, a 9-speed gearbox, hydraulic disc brakes, highly adjustable suspension and aggressive downhill-bike tyres, the Bomber&rsquo;s only really at home when it&rsquo;s off-road. Fortunate, really, as it&rsquo;s too powerful to legally ride on UK roads. Which means you&rsquo;ll just have to discharge all of its furious energy hooning up hill and down dale as fast as you dare. And what&rsquo;s not fun about that?</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-6-best-tech-toys-year/feature" target="_blank">Click here for the full Tech Toy shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/evobike-bomber.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cloud App of the Year: Netflix (£6/month) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;Daddy, what did people do before Netflix?&rdquo; &ldquo;Well, son, times was hard. We mostly just watched whatever was on the tellybox at the time it was broadcast. Sometimes we&rsquo;d record shows, but often we&rsquo;d fail to set the recording machines properly or we&rsquo;d plain forget. We spent an awful lot of money on boxsets. Now, tech heavens be praised, we just pays our &pound;6 a month and watch whatever we want whenever we want to, on our laptop, tablet, phone or smart TV. We even get Netflix exclusives like House Of Cards and Breaking Bad before anyone else. And 1080p streaming on some devices. Of course, all this was before 
the big bandwidth crash of 2014&hellip;&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-cloud-apps-year/feature" target="_blank">Click here for the full Cloud App shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/netflix-award-winner_0.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Laptop of the Year: Apple MacBook Air 13in (from £950) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This award might be becoming as predictable as Christmas falling on 25 December, but then the MacBook Air is more brilliant than partying with Mario Balotelli (we imagine). While it didn&rsquo;t get upgraded with a Retina Display (you can blame battery demands for that) Apple&rsquo;s skinniest laptop is still the lightweight champion of the world. It&rsquo;s speedy, thanks to Intel&rsquo;s new Haswell chips, with a 12-hour battery life keeping it going like a Duracell bunny with ADHD. Throw in OS X Mavericks and you&rsquo;ve got the planet&rsquo;s best laptop running the planet&rsquo;s best operating system. Perhaps it&rsquo;s time we renamed this the MacBook Air of the Year award...</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-8-best-laptops-year/feature" target="_blank">Click here for the full Laptop shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/macbook-air-award-winner_0.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Car of the Year: Jaguar F-Type (from £58,520) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While the top-end F-Type might have the power of a growling V8 under the bonnet, it must still be outgunned by the might of mother nature, right? But to a lot of people a jaguar will always be a car before it&rsquo;s a big cat &ndash; and that&rsquo;s down to Jag&rsquo;s long history of iconic designs and world-beating engineering, both of which the F-Type has in spades. It&rsquo;s got the ability of an all-out supercar, the elegant looks of a classic E-Type, yet it&rsquo;s still comfortable enough to take on a coast-to-coast road trip. And with a 5.0-litre engine tugging it to 60mph in just 4.2 seconds it&rsquo;ll certainly outrun that feline namesake, too.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-6-best-cars-year/feature" target="_blank">Click here for the full Car shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jaguar-f-type-award-winner_0.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera of the Year: Olympus OM-D E-M1 (from £1300) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Once upon a time, there was a stunted young boy with a moptop and the kind of name that suggested he might one day present daytime TV for denture-sucking pensioners. They said he was too small to fulfil his dream. That boy was Lionel Messi. The E-M1 is also a dwarf among giants and yet, like the Argentinian soccer pygmy, it packs a mean shot and turns its Micro Four Thirds size to its own advantage. This is one semi-pro camera you can carry from dusk until dawn without getting arm-ache, despite silky skills including a 16MP sensor, hyper-fast autofocus, class-leading image stabilisation and a weatherproof body. Alas, the OM-D E-M1 shares Messi&rsquo;s silly name curse.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-cameras-year/feature" target="_blank">Click here for the full Camera shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/olympus-omd-em1-winner_0.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-12"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Game of the Year: Grand Theft Auto V (£45) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Come on, what else could it be? While The Last Of Us did a better job of tugging at the heart strings (and any other tasty-looking body parts) it&rsquo;s the sheer life-engulfing scope of GTA V that sets it apart, replacing your own hobbies, interests and loved ones with those of Michael, Franklin and Trevor. But who wouldn&rsquo;t want to live in Los Santos? Rockstar&rsquo;s fixed the combat, tweaked the driving and added a separate online mode that turns GTA V into an anarchic MMO, so you can introduce your real-life loved ones to your new cop-dodging pals. It&rsquo;s almost enough to stop us buying an Xbox One or PS4. Almost...</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-8-best-games-year/feature" target="_blank">Click here for the full Game shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gta-v_1.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-13"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Techcessory of the Year: Pebble Smartwatch (US$150) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Kickstarter&rsquo;s biggest hit so far is not just an ambassador for crowdfunding, it&rsquo;s also kickstarted the wearable tech revolution. Since the Pebble appeared back in March we&rsquo;ve seen Samsung&rsquo;s flashy Galaxy Gear, another attempt at a Sony smartwatch and numerous other indie wannabes dip a toe into wearable tech, but none of them have got it quite as right as the unassuming Pebble. Multi-day battery life, seamlessly useful functionality and an open-source platform for developers to create clever new apps make the Pebble the only smartwatch your wrist should be seen hanging out with. And the best thing? This is only the beginning.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-techcessoies-year/feature" target="_blank">Click here for the full Techcessory shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-watch_0.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-14"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Innovation of the Year: Xbox One Kinect (£430) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Seriously? Did you lot learn nothing from 2001: A Space Odyssey? Voting a voice-controlled assistant of this skill into awards success, and thereby promoting its existence in our homes is surely a recipe for an &lsquo;I&rsquo;m sorry, Dave, I&rsquo;m afraid I can&rsquo;t do that&rsquo; disaster. The Xbox One&rsquo;s enhanced Kinect camera can now &lsquo;see&rsquo; 25 different joints in your skeleton with 3x the fidelity. That means clear recognition of individual fingers, facial expressions and levels of muscle exertion. It can even sense your heart-rate, based purely on the subtle fluctuation of colour in your face. Which means it&rsquo;ll know for sure whether you&rsquo;re really dead or just pretending. Clever girl.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/vote-your-innovation-year-2013-stuff-gadget-awards/feature" target="_blank">Click here for the full Innovation shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/kinect_1.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-15"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kickstart of the Year: 3Doodler (US$100) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Compare: five minutes with a 3D printer and we&rsquo;ve got software angst, blocked extruders and &pound;1000 still missing from our wallet. Same five minutes with the 3Doodler and we&rsquo;ve made a spindly PLA robot friend and we&rsquo;re in love. But we won&rsquo;t hug it: this fat Cuban-shaped 3D sketcher&rsquo;s nozzle heats up to over 200 degrees. The plastic &lsquo;ink&rsquo; cools down almost instantly, allowing you to doodle in thin air without stopping. Even better, unlike most flappy crowd-funded darlings, 3Doodler dudes Wobbleworks have done an admirable job of getting 3D printing pens into backers&rsquo; hands. And non-Kickstarter pre-orders are still open. Just don&rsquo;t try lighting it, eh?</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-7-best-kickstarts-year/feature" target="_blank">Click here for the full Kickstart shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3Doodler-winner_0.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-16"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Headphones of the Year: SOL Republic Master Tracks (£170) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sol Republic might sound more like a bad beach bar in Magaluf than the maker of the year&rsquo;s best headphones, but when they look and sound this good it&rsquo;d be rude to hold a dodgy moniker against them, especially when the near-indestructible Master Tracks could survive a night in said bar. So while the headband might be bendy, the sound is anything but, with plenty of punch and drive. Tough stuff rarely looks good either, which makes the Master Tracks all the more deserving of an accolade. Rugged, talented and good looking &ndash; sounds just like the Stuff team. No wonder we like them so much.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-8-best-headphones-year/feature" target="_blank">Click here for the full Headphones shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sol-republic-master-tracks-winner.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-17"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tweeter of the Year: Accidental Partridge </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;ve all been guilty of playing air bass to Gary Numan&rsquo;s Music For Chameleons once in a while, but most of us manage to avoid letting our inner (Alan) Partridge write our tweets. Most of us. Those that don&rsquo;t &ndash; and the likes of Ben Fogle, Rodney Marsh and Jeremy Clarkson are repeat offenders &ndash; get retweeted by the all-seeing, ever-watching masters at @AccidentalP. Without it most of us would probably have never seen Andrew Strauss&rsquo; tweet about the sash windows at Lord&rsquo;s being the largest in the world, or Michael Owen reporting that he&rsquo;d &ldquo;just done an hour solid of listening to the Beatles.&rdquo; And that would be saaaad.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stufftv-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-tweeters-year/feature" target="_blank">Click here for the full Tweeter shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/accidental-partridge_0.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-18"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tech Event of the Year: Voyager-1 exits the solar system </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s been a pretty good year for space. Not only have we had the ISS&rsquo;s resident astronaut Commander Hadfield using his spare time to record Bowie covers and Alfonso Cuarón&rsquo;s Gravity staking a claim as best sci-fi film of the millennium (and in 3D, too), but NASA&rsquo;s Voyager-1 probe has become the first man-made object to leave our solar system. That&rsquo;s even more impressive when you consider it&rsquo;s based on technology from 1977, the year when it originally blasted off. The only worry is that when the aliens eventually stumble across it they&rsquo;ll think we all wear flares and platforms and listen to Abba. And have rubbish satellites.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-tech-event-year-vote-now/feature" target="_blank">Click here for the full Tech Event shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/voyager-1_1.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-19"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Readers&#039; Gadget of the Year: Nokia Lumia 1020 (£580) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Seems that the mobile phones that you&rsquo;re attracted to aren&rsquo;t just the ones with fingerprint sensors, huge processors or buttons on the back &ndash; you want one that&rsquo;s stuffed to the gunwales with megapixels. After weeks of online voting, Nokia&rsquo;s 41MP Lumia 1020 saw off its phoney rivals with ease. No doubt it&rsquo;s the aforementioned snapper that eschews the need for a zoom by letting you crop into its enormous, hugely impressive images. Or its rival-crushing low-light performance. Then again, maybe it&rsquo;s proof positive that amongst expensive iPhones and mixed-up Androids, Nokia&rsquo;s colourful smartphone is becoming the creative alternative &ndash; and that Windows Phone is now a force to reckon with.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-readers-gadget-year-vote-now/feature" target="_blank">Click here for the full Readers&#39; Gadget shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-1020_6.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-20"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Home Gadget of the Year: Philips Ambilight + Hue (£varies - Hue Starter Kit £180) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We might not be kicking back to Feelies just yet, but Philips Ambilight TV and Hue is the closest you&rsquo;ll get to Anchorman 2 taking over your entire lounge. LEDs radiate the onscreen colours from all four sides of the Elevation TV, matched by wireless bulbs dotted around the room. Spotlights, the adhesive LightStrip and Disney StoryLight join the multi-coloured light show, plus apps mean you can tweak colours manually, set patterns based on your iTunes and automate switch-ons with IFTTT. A mate-amazing connected home set-up you&rsquo;ll use every day? It&rsquo;s the end of the yellow-tinged, headache-inducing living room as we know it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stufftv-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-home-gadgets-year/feature" target="_blank">Click here for the full Home Gadget shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-hue-and-ambilight_1.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-21"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> TV of the Year: Sony KDL-55X9005A (£3300) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If TVs were priced per pixel, Sony&rsquo;s 4K set should really cost four times as much as its 1080p rivals (that&rsquo;s about &pound;8000). Fortunately they&rsquo;re not, meaning the 55in X9005A actually looks like something of a bargain (if viewed through a particularly smeared shop window). Sure, there&rsquo;s a lack of 4K content out there, but with the early adopter tax set relatively low, one-touch NFC sharing and the fact that it&rsquo;s got the best TV speakers we&rsquo;ve ever clapped ears on, Sony&rsquo;s 4K debut is excellent now and will only get better as we get more stuff with the necessary number of pixels to fill it. Forget 3D, four is this year&rsquo;s magic number.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-6-best-tvs-year/feature" target="_blank">Click here for the full TV shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-kdl-55x9005a-award-winner_0.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-22"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gadget of the Year: LG G2 (£470) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not only is the LG G2 a stonking phone (to be reminded, just go back and read why we made the G2 our Phone of the Year), it disrupted the smartphone hegemony that had seen HTC and Samsung taking it in turns to be better than the iPhone. With genuinely useful new features such as KnockOn and a battery that doesn&rsquo;t die before dinner, we hope it&rsquo;s a sign of superphones to come - and we can&#39;t wait to see what LG has in store for us next.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g2/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-lg-g2-our-gadget-year/feature">Click here for the full Gadget of the Year shortlist</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2928488376001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2928488376001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: These are the 22 best gadgets of the year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g2-award-winner_2.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG&#039;s mobile renaissance is our story of the year </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>2013 was a year of staggering innovation. The next-gen consoles ruled the headlines, crowdfunding became an undeniable creative force, wearable technology inhabited faces and wrists, the internet of things became manifest in some genuinely useful connected appliances, 3D printers hit the high street, 4G went mainstream, 4K almost became affordable, Netflix went stellar and we all started taking selfies and sending them to each other via Snapchat. And that&#39;s just scratching the surface.</p> <p>But for the Stuff editorial team, the story of the year was how Android cemented itself as the most forward-thinking mobile OS - and how LG went from mobile also-ran to leader of the smartphone pack. I can&#39;t wait to see what it has in store for 2014.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gadget Awards 2013: The LG G2 is our Gadget of the Year </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG&#039;s flagship sails off with the prize </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g2-03.jpg?1388332345" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-winners-announced-these-are-22-best-gadgets-year/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-winners-announced-these-are-22-best-gadgets-year/feature#comments Gadget Awards 2013 Headphones Hi-Fi & Streaming Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:33:26 +0000 1429698 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: The LG G2 is our Smartphone of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/gadget-awards-2013-lg-g2-best-smartphone-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With incredible battery life, a stunning display and a fantastic camera, LG&#039;s flagship sails off with the prize </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-g2-award-winner.jpg?1386941768" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>2013 has seen all the big smartphone players rip the wrappers off excellent phones &ndash; Android, iOS and Windows alike.</p> <p>It was a tough call to make, but after much rumination, we&#39;ve pinned the blue ribbon to the giant screen of the all-round impressive LG G2.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: LG G2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A stunning near-bezel-less 5in HD screen, a 13MP camera with optical image stabilisation for detailed low light shots and a battery that refuses to die all make the quad-core G2 a do-it-all smartphone that&#39;ll have your back no matter what you throw at it. Watch out Samsung and Apple: the G2 is proof positive that LG means business in the smartphone world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/lg-g2/review">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-2928488376001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2928488376001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Apple iPhone 5S </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The world&#39;s first 64-bit smartphone showcases Apple&#39;s unrivalled attention to detail and ability to innovate in meaningful ways. Apart from a new gold colour scheme (it looks much better in person, honest), the iPhone 5s comes rocking the much-improved and far more beautiful iOS 7, future-proof internals and the truly useful Touch ID fingerprint sensor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5s/review">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Apple iPhone 5S" alt="Apple iPhone 5S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-52-review-main_0.JPG?1386941768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Nokia Lumia 1020 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Lumia 1020 is the best cameraphone ever made, thanks to its incredible 41MP sensor with clever superpixel tech. Throw in a zoom that won&#39;t make your photos look like they were taken with a Vaseline-covered lens, and you can finally ditch your compact for good.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nokia-lumia-1020/review">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Nokia Lumia 1020" alt="Nokia Lumia 1020" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-1020.JPG?1386941768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Google Nexus 4 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With a glittery glass rear, gorgeously slick stock Android and powerful quad-core innards &ndash; all available at a ridiculously low price &ndash; the Nexus 4 is the Android fan&#39;s ultimate dream phone, offering unbelievable bang for your buck.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/google-nexus-4/review">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" title="Google Nexus 4" alt="Google Nexus 4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-nexus-4-review-8-google-services_0_0.jpg?1386941768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The phablet came of age in 2013. The Note reached its third iteration and it&#39;s blazing fast thanks to its quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM. Its 5.7in 1080p screen is bright and punchy and its camera is up there with the best. And then there&#39;s the S Pen stylus. Unrivalled in the smartphone world, it offers accurate handwriting recognition, unique interface tweaks and drawing options for doodlers on the go.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung Galaxy Note 3" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-3.JPG?1386941768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Sony Xperia Z Ultra </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Z Ultra&#39;s gargantuan, humungous, huge, 6.4in 1080p display blew our eyeballs away with its tablet-like size and pleased our hands with its solid glass build and ultra-thin dimensions. You can even write on it with a regular biro. In the shower, if the need overcomes you.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-phones-year/feature">Read the hands-on review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sony Xperia Z Ultra" alt="Sony Xperia Z Ultra" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-ultra-hands-on-front_0_0.jpg?1386941768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Samsung Galaxy S4 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Galaxy S4 builds on the success of its predecessor with a stunning 5in full HD display, a boatload of Samsung&#39;s software smarts and a 13MP camera that captures enough detail to make you regret ever uploading Friday night&#39;s snaps to Facebook.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-s4/review">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung Galaxy S4" alt="Samsung Galaxy S4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-S4-review-homescreen_1_0.jpg?1386941768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: HTC One </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If Apple made an Android phone, it would probably look something like HTC&#39;s stunningly beautiful One - the best-looking Android phone ever made, thanks to its aluminium unibody construction. Its sharp 4.7in full HD display will massage your eyeballs while the all-new HTC Sense 5 serves up BlinkFeed smoothly thanks to its quad-core insides. With a light guzzling Ultrapixel camera thrown in for good measure, it&#39;s as smart as it is beautiful.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="HTC One" alt="HTC One" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-review-hands-on-lichtenstein_1_0.jpg?1386941768" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> G2 Gadget Awards 2013 LG Smartphones Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:36:11 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1429663 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: New Star Soccer is our Game App of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/gadget-awards-2013-new-star-soccer-best-game-app-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The simple, addictive and tongue-in-cheek simulation of a professional footballer&#039;s on- and off-pitch life finishes top of the league table </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013 New Star Soccer" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013 New Star Soccer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/nss-with-award-logo_0.jpg?1386699783" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>2013 has been a fantastic year for mobile gaming, with everything from sweet-squashing action to creepy adventuring invading our phone screens and keeping us occupied during the morning commute.</p> <p>But after much brain-racking, it&#39;s an updated game about the ups and downs of life of a football star that has grabbed our top prize...<br />&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: New Star Soccer 1.5 (Android, iOS) £Free </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A refreshing spin on the footy game, New Star Soccer puts you at the centre of the game, combining off-pitch role-playing sections with on-pitch action. The latest update introduces headers and also increases the difficulty level with more dogged defenders who close you down while you take aim. Your skills also diminish over time - so you won&#39;t be scoring 50 goals a season when you&#39;re 50 years old.</p> <p>Download for <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.newstargames.newstarsoccer&amp;hl=en">Android</a> or <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/new-star-soccer/id498973162?mt=8">iOS</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="New Star Soccer 1.5 " alt="New Star Soccer 1.5 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-star-soccer.jpg?1386699783" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Badland (BlackBerry, iOS) From £1.50 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&#39;ll admit it: the visual and sonic design has as much to do with Badland&#39;s appeal as its gameplay. Stripped back to the basics, what you have is a side-scrolling dodge &#39;em game but it&#39;s so beautifully realised that it doesn&#39;t need to be anything more than that. Coming soon to Android.</p> <p>View at the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/badland/id535176909/">App Store</a> or view at <a href="http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/35354890/?countrycode=GB&amp;lang=en">BlackBerry AppWorld</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7nkxyKo09Qs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Ridiculous Fishing (iOS) £1.99 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tilt-controlled games fell out of fashion a few years ago, but the super-sharp styling of Ridiculous Fishing has brought it to the attention of the masses. Drop a line, reel it up and then shotgun the gills out of your catch to earn cash for the tackle shop.</p> <p>View at the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ridiculous-fishing-tale-redemption/id601831815">App Store</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Ridiculous Fishing" alt="Ridiculous Fishing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/RidiculousFishing_0.jpg?1386699783" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Candy Crush Saga (Android, iOS) £Free </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Who&#39;d have thought you could construct an entire saga, followed by millions worldwide, based around grids of boiled sweets? By hooking into social networks, this old-skool puzzler has become one of the biggest games on Earth right now.</p> <p>View at the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/candy-crush-saga/id553834731">App Store</a> or view at <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.king.candycrushsaga&amp;hl=en_GB">Google Play</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Candy Crush Saga" alt="Candy Crush Saga" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CandyCrushSaga-1_0.jpg?1386699783" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Olo (iOS) £1.49 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the olden days people would go down the pub, pretend they weren&#39;t there when the gov&#39;nor answered the phone to their spouse, and play shove ha&#39;penny with a bloke called Norman over a bottle of stout. Now you can recreate that magic with Olo, a digital update of that penny-flicking classic.</p> <p>View at the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/olo-game/id529826126?mt=8">App Store</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Olo" alt="Olo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Olo_0.jpg?1386699783" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Real Racing 3 (Android, iOS) £Free </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Driving a coach and horses through the 1GB mark, this whopper of an install rewards you with an incredibly detailed and in-depth race game. Graphics are console quality &ndash; and the online multiplayer makes this a must for any tablet gamer.</p> <p>Check it out on <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.games.r3_row&amp;hl=en">Android</a> or <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/real-racing-3/id556164350?mt=8">iOS</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Real Racing 3" alt="Real Racing 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/RealRacing3_0.jpg?1386699783" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Year Walk (iOS) £2.49 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Arty, dark, abstract and dreamlike, this spooky adventure game is a real treat for gamers that like something off the beaten track. If Real Racing 3 has an opposite, this is it. Not for younger gamers, but if you don&#39;t mind a bit of a fright at night, give it a go at bedtime.</p> <p>View at the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/year-walk/id555916407?mt=8">App Store</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Year Walk " alt="Year Walk " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/YearWalk_0.jpg?1386699783" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Rymdkapsel (Android, iOS) From £2.49 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A semi-abstract isometric 3D space station construction game (yeah yeah, another one of those...), Rymdkapsel&#39;s constant challenge comes via the random sequence of Tetris-style shapes that you&#39;re forced to build your galactic hive from. We also dig the ambient soundtrack, ideal for blocking out the din of the daily commute.</p> <p>Get the Android version <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grapefrukt.games.rymdkapsel1&amp;hl=en">here</a> or the iOS game <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/rymdkapsel/id663547503?mt=8">here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Rymdkapsel" alt="Rymdkapsel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Rymdkapsel_0.jpg?1386699783" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: The Silent Age (Android, iOS) £Free </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A point-and-click adventure in the style of the Lucasfilm games from the late 80s and early 90s, The Silent Age is an expertly crafted diversion. While the initial download is free, to continue playing you&#39;ll need to pay for later levels &ndash; which start cheap and end up at &pound;16.99.</p> <p>Download for <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dk.houseonfire.android.thesilentage&amp;hl=en">Android</a> or <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/the-silent-age/id580991034?mt=8">iOS</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The Silent Age" alt="The Silent Age" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/TheSilentAge_0.jpg?1386699783" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Device 6 (iOS) £2.49 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Off the wall, bad, invincible and dangerous, Device 6 is a game that can be described with Michael Jackson album titles if necessary, but it might be more useful to call it a piece of interactive fiction peppered with puzzles and an unusual habit of rotating its text orientation to keep you on your toes.</p> <p>View it on the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/device-6/id680366065?mt=8">App Store</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_SvaQ97ZuUw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Android games Apps and Games Gadget Awards 2013 iOS games Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:23:10 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1429651 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: The Evobike Bomber is our Tech Toy of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-6-best-tech-toys-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This 50mph off-roader may be completely impractical, but that&#039;s why it&#039;s the perfect toy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Evobike Bomber" alt="Evobike Bomber" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/evobike-bomber.jpg?1387382368" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Turn your living room into the set of Tomorrow&#39;s World this Christmas with the most high-tech toys on the market right now.</p> <p>But don&#39;t you dare bring that muddy, mega-powered mountain bike through this house, ya hear?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/tony-horgan" title="View user profile.">Tony Horgan</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: Evobike Bomber </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Electric bikes are no longer the lazy option. The Bomber is a rufty-tufty off-roader that will take you further and get you there faster, wherever &quot;there&quot; may be. Full suspension, disc brakes and a nine-speed sequential gearbox make the Bomber as good up hill as down dale.</p> <p><a href="http://www.evobike.co.uk/the-bikes/the-bomber/" target="_blank">Evobike Bomber</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7zXYqSxTjyE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Sphero 2.0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A ball that you can drive around with your phone, Sphero 2.0 links up with a growing range of augmented reality games including golf, light painting and a zombie shoot &#39;em up. Alternatively you can just use it to freak out your pets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sphero/sphero-20-better-smarter-faster-brighter/news" target="_blank">Read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5Bg88VkWGOQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Spy-C Tank </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This little Wi-Fi controlled tank can be operated via your iOS or Android device while its built in camera serves up a live video feed for first-person view navigation. Remote video recording and photo snapping, a tiltable camera and a built-in mic and speaker make it the ultimate lazy gadgeteer&#39;s plaything.</p> <p><a href="http://www.spy-c-tank.com" target="_blank">Spy-C Tank</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Spy-C Tank" alt="Spy-C Tank" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Spy-CTank.jpg?1387382368" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Lego Mindstorms EV3 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Lego takes a teetering step towards sentience with the latest &quot;EV3&quot; brain brick. It&#39;s the first that can be programmed without a computer and hooks up to Android and iOS devices for devious automaton action.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2013-hot-stuff-award-winners-announced/news" target="_blank">Read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lego Mindstorms EV3" alt="Lego Mindstorms EV3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lego-mindstorms-ev3_1_0_0.jpg?1387382368" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Lehmann LA100 GoPro Drone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Toys are getting way too clever. Attach it to a GoPro video camera, launch it and the LA100 will fly around completely autonomously for five minutes as it gathers intelligence from the skies. Yes, really.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/4-best-drones/news" target="_blank">Read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lehmann LA100 GoPro Drone" alt="Lehmann LA100 GoPro Drone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LA100-01.jpg?1387382368" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Coaster Dynamics New Scorpion </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This 70cm-tall big dipper comes in kit form and building it is 90% of the fun. Well, we say &quot;fun&quot; but that depends to a degree on how good you are at building things. Designed for nimble-fingered bright sparks of 14 years and above, its construction requires only a workspace, patience and a screwdriver.</p> <p><a href="http://coastershop.de/" target="_blank">Coaster Dynamics</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NtyYG5-FzIY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-6-best-tech-toys-year/feature#comments Gadget Awards 2013 Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:59:34 +0000 Tony Horgan 1429540 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: The Jaguar F-Type is our Car of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-6-best-cars-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gorgeous, tech-packed and very, very nippy: Jaguar&#039;s supercharged roadster is 2013&#039;s finest automobile </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar F-Type" alt="Jaguar F-Type" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/jaguar-f-type-award-winner.jpg?1386762895" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The future is now for car technology.</p> <p>Whether it&#39;s vehicles so packed with sensors and processing power that they can all but drive themselves, rides you can re-fuel from a wall socket or jalopies so loaded with connectivity that their insides make a footballer&#39;s living room look like a medieval serf&#39;s hovel, cars are evolving at an incredible rate.</p> <p>That said, it is a supercharged British sports car that takes (some) inspiration from a past classic that secured our award: step forward, the Jaguar F-Type.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: Jaguar F-Type (from £58,520) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The F-Type is a big launch for Jaguar. The media were lined up to snort at it; to throw polaroids of Porsche Boxsters at it and walk away.</p> <p>But with an attitude that properly befits the snarling bonnet badge, it would have spat those pictures straight back at them. And roared off into the night, leaving bemused journos to wonder (a) who&rsquo;s driving it and (b) was that a supercharger whine they heard? At which point it&rsquo;d do a high-speed flypast in order to (a) cover those media monkeys in gravel and (b) confirm that, yes, that was a supercharger.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/f-type-how-jaguar-reinvented-british-sports-car/feature" target="_blank">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Jaguar F-Type" alt="Jaguar F-Type" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2013-Jaguar-F-Type-Rear-Side.jpg?1386762895" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Mercedes S-Class (from £62,650) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Geeks in supercars? Doesn&rsquo;t work. Can you imagine Bill Gates in a Ferrari in one of his Christmassy jumpers? Of course you can, and a striking image it is too, but it would make more sense to put him in an S-Class?</p> <p>The list of nerdy delights is almost endless: two 12.3in LCD screens for the driver; a camera that scans the road for bumps and adjusts the suspension; Collision Prevention Assist, Crosswind Assist, Attention Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Steer Assist&hellip; you get the idea. And from next year, there&rsquo;ll be a plug-in version with 90+mpg and 71g of CO2 emissions. Free road tax on an S-Class? Yes, please.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/clever-camera-tech-makes-new-mercedes-s-class-glide-magic-carpet/news" target="_blank">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mercedes S-Class" alt="Mercedes S-Class" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mercedes-s-class.jpg?1386762895" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Renault Zoe (from £13,995 + £70/month) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The only thing stopping any of us saving the planet is cost. (Ironic, then, that multi-billionaires buy gas-guzzling private jets, motoryachts and sports cars, eh?).</p> <p>Even the humblest of electric cars comes at a cost premium, but Renault has nailed the problem with the sassy plug-in Zoe: a whisker under &pound;14k to buy, but you lease the expensive batteries for a monthly cost. Works for us, works for the planet; probably won&rsquo;t be bought by any oligarchs.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Renault Zoe" alt="Renault Zoe" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2013-Renault-ZOE.jpg?1386762895" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: BMW i3 (from £25,680) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oh, look, BMW has launched an electric car. Obviously it&rsquo;s megayears later than the Prius, but we all have to sit up and pay attention because it&rsquo;s a BMW, is that it?</p> <p>Well, no. Curse our hempen socks if the damn thing isn&rsquo;t rather good. And clever. And has a beautiful wooden dashboard. Don&rsquo;t let your prejudice put you at the back of the queue.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/bmw/greener-beemer-bmw-launches-its-first-full-electric-car/news" target="_blank">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BMW i3" alt="BMW i3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BMW-i3.jpg?1386762895" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: McLaren P1 (£866,000) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Trust Britain&rsquo;s most-noticed sports car maker to take a somewhat different stance on a hybrid.</p> <p>It mates a 727bhp V8 engine to a 176bhp electric motor, then adds a lot of active aerodynamics and dynamic suspension systems to make a car capable of 0-62mph in under three seconds and 2g of conering force. And yet, it can make 30mpg they say. Will you have to pay road tax on this hybrid? Yes. Yes, you will.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/icon-%E2%80%93-mclaren-p1/news" target="_blank">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="McLaren P1" alt="McLaren P1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2013_mclaren_p1-wide.jpg?1386762895" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Tesla Model S (£82,000 est.) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tesla&rsquo;s first car was a silent Lotus-aping sports car. Then it said it was to make a saloon. Oh, we thought. Rubbish, we thought. Wrong, we were.</p> <p>The Model S is now the standard for a futuristic electric super-saloon. It&rsquo;s fast, it&rsquo;s quiet, it&rsquo;s technologically advanced and, crucially, it&rsquo;s usable. Once the availability of roadside fast-chargers increases, expect to see more and more of these.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla-model-s-gets-17in-tablet-dashboard/news" target="_blank">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesla Model S" alt="Tesla Model S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tesla-model-s_2_0.jpg?1386762895" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Cars F-Type Gadget Awards 2013 Jaguar Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:54:57 +0000 Stephen Graves 1429550 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: The Sony KDL-55X9005A is our TV of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-6-best-tvs-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony&#039;s hulking 4K monster is the most mind-blowing gogglebox of the past 12 months </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony KDL-55X9005A" alt="Sony KDL-55X9005A" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-kdl-55x9005a-award-winner.jpg?1386623059" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&quot;Innovate or die&quot; is the TV manufacturers&#39; mantra, and they clearly don&#39;t like the sound of the second option. 2013 has blasted tellys off into a realm of futistic fantasy and seen them return to the present day with a stack of new tricks &ndash; but the 4K Sony KDL-55X9005A walks tall as the standout gogglebox of the year.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: Sony KDL-55X9005A (£3300) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If this 4K thing is going to get off the ground, someone has to make a move &ndash; Sony has decided to give its next-gen telly its own set of wings, which will certainly help. Undeniably sharp and impressive, all it needs now is some 4K content to display.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-kd-55x9005a/review" target="_blank">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony KDL-55X9005A" alt="Sony KDL-55X9005A" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SonyKDL.jpg?1386623059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Panasonic TX-P55VT65B </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What a telly! This super-slim plasma is specced for the future and has pictures that will make you believe you&#39;ve fallen through a wormhole to the year 2016. Think of everything a TV could possibly do, throw in some sci-fi dreaming and that&#39;s the TX-P55VT65B.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/panasonic-tx-p55vt65b/review" target="_blank">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic TX-P55VT65B" alt="Panasonic TX-P55VT65B" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic%20TX-P55VT65.jpg?1386623059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Samsung UE46F7000 (£1300) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Lost the remote again? Don&#39;t worry, this 46-incher can be woken by your voice and then controlled with hand gestures. It won&#39;t be able to tell you where you left it, but it&#39;ll do just about everything else, including making intelligent suggestions on what to watch, based on your viewing habits.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ultimate-setup-grand-theft-auto-online/feature/samsung-ue46f7000-1400" target="_blank">Read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung UE46F7000" alt="Samsung UE46F7000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SAM-LED-UE46F7000-S_0.jpg?1386623059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Samsung KE55S9C (£7000) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For years TVs struggled to be as flat as possible, then LCD and plasma solved that one. Now Samsung thinks they&#39;re too flat, so its &pound;7000 flagship warps its display towards you at the edges for a more immersive experience.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-ke55s9c/review" target="_blank">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="1035" title="Samsung KE55S9C" alt="Samsung KE55S9C" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Samsung%20KE55S9CSL.jpg?1386623059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Philips 55PFL8008 (£1900) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Philips&#39; Ambilight trick is used to great effect here, giving the impression of extending the 55in display beyond the frame and onto the wall behind. It does the big things well and the little things too, such as shipping with a QWERTY remote so you can actually use the built-in web browser.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/philips/philips-55pfl8008/review" target="_blank">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips 55PFL8008 " alt="Philips 55PFL8008 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips%2055PFL8008.jpg?1386623059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Samsung PS51F5500 (£700) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&#39;re not saying &pound;700 is pocket money, but would you really expect it to get you a super-smart 51-incher that wouldn&#39;t look out of place in a millionaire&#39;s penthouse apartment? Samsung clearly thinks you should expect such luxuries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-ps51f5500/review" target="_blank">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung PS51F5500" alt="Samsung PS51F5500" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Samsung%20PS51F5500.jpg?1386623059" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> 4K Gadget Awards 2013 Sony TVs Mon, 09 Dec 2013 21:04:22 +0000 Tony Horgan 1429507 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: Grand Theft Auto 5 is our Game of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-8-best-games-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We might be moving into a new era of gaming, but Rockstar&#039;s mammoth crim-sim proved that there&#039;s plenty of life in the outgoing generation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto 5" alt="Grand Theft Auto 5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gta-v_0.jpg?1386327849" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Even before the arrival of the next-gen consoles, 2013 has seen video games come on in leaps and bounds.</p> <p>We&#39;ve wrapped our sweaty mitts around game controllers and immersed ourselves in heart-stoppingly tense cinematic adventures, expansive open worlds and hyper-stylised indie games. But in the end there could only be only one victor &ndash; and it&#39;s the mind-boggling scope of Rockstar&#39;s immersive crim-sim that took the prize.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: Grand Theft Auto 5 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Few games arrive with the weight of expectation affixed to Grand Theft Auto 5, but in many ways the final product exceeded them: the map, which encompasses the city of Los Santos and the surrounding area, is immense; as is the level of detail, and the amount of activities on offer. The story does the trick too, with the innovative character-switching feature breathing new life into the franchise &ndash; and&nbsp;the extended heist missions are quite simply the most exciting in any GTA title to date. Essential.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/grand-theft-auto-5/review">Read our full Grand Theft Auto 5 review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Grand Theft Auto 5" alt="Grand Theft Auto 5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/grand-theft-auto-5_0.jpg?1386327849" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: The Last of Us </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With the Uncharted series, Naughty Dog has delivered three of the best games in the PS3 era &ndash; but in The Last of Us, likely its final hurrah on the console, it has topped them all. Set in a future where a zombie infection has led to total societal breakdown, it offers a greater variety of gameplay than Uncharted &ndash; and a story with way more heart. A high watermark in the last generation of gaming.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/last-us/review">Read our full The Last of Us review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Last of Us" alt="The Last of Us" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/the-last-of-us.jpg?1386327849" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Bioshock Infinite </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Few games have managed to blend philosophical debate with shooting things in the face quite as effectively as the Bioshock series, and the third instalment carries on that tradition. Swapping the dark deep-sea dystopia of Rapture for the sunlit floating city of Columbia, it muses on many subjects (revolution, racial segregation, America) while also letting you blow the heck out of giant, minigun-wielding George Washington robots.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/bioshock-infinite/review">Read our full Bioshock Infinite review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Bioshock Infinite" alt="Bioshock Infinite" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bioshock-infinite.jpg?1386327849" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Far Cry 3 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Forget its muddled meta-commentary on the nature of violent video games (it&rsquo;s there if you look, but you&rsquo;re left thinking, &ldquo;So what?&rdquo;) &ndash; Far Cry 3 is a game of such scope and beauty that it demands to be played. Stealth, shooting and side-missions, it&rsquo;s all here. Taking the open-world roaming of Skyrim and throwing a lorryload of guns at it, it&rsquo;s like taking a tropical island holiday in hell &ndash; and loving it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/far-cry-3/review">Read our full Far Cry 3 review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Far Cry 3" alt="Far Cry 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/far-cry-3.jpg?1386327849" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Tomb Raider </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Tomb Raider series had gone as stale as the air in a dusty old mausoleum, but this gritty re-imagining made us remember why we first fell in love with Lara Croft and her Indiana Jones-esque shenanigans. Blending the best of the &lsquo;old&rsquo; Tomb Raider with Uncharted-inspired action, it&rsquo;s a varied, well-paced adventure game that provides the most human representation of Ms Croft yet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tomb-raider/review">Read our full Tomb Raider review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tomb Raider" alt="Tomb Raider" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomb-raider.jpg?1386327849" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: FIFA 14 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, we know there&rsquo;s a new FIFA game every year, but FIFA 14 feels like much more than a mere database update. The key development is the inclusion of realistic momentum, meaning players take time to shift direction. This pushes the game more towards rewarding tactical thinking, with space and support far more vital considerations than previously. Simply the best footie simulator around.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ps3/fifa-14/review">Read our full FIFA 14 review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="FIFA 14" alt="FIFA 14" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fifa-14.jpg?1386327849" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Dishonored </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A first-person adventure that captures the essence of the original Deus Ex better than any other game, Dishonored lets you approach each level in a variety of ways: will you be the stealthy shadow or the balls-out brawler &ndash; or something in between? Extra spice comes in the forms of the vivid steampunk setting and twist-laden story.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/dishonored/review">Read our full Dishonored review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Dishonored" alt="Dishonored" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dishonored_0.jpg?1386327849" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Hotline Miami </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This ultra-violent, ultra-stylish indie sensation (available for Windows, Mac, PS3 and PS Vita) mashes together the original Grand Theft Auto with movies like Drive and Scarface, then sprinkles one of the best soundtracks ever all over the resulting beautiful, bloody mess. The gameplay is simple &ndash; it sees you assassinating targets from a 2D top-down view &ndash; but it&#39;s so finely tuned that you&rsquo;ll struggle to step away from your keyboard.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hotline Miami " alt="Hotline Miami " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hotline-miami.jpg?1386327849" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Gadget Awards 2013 Gaming Grand Theft Auto 5 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:04:11 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1429514 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: The Pebble Smartwatch is our Tech Accessory of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-techcessoies-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The mighty Kickstarter hit scoops a Gadget Award gong with its killer features list and battery life that makes it a realistic proposition for everyday use </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pebble Smartwatch" alt="Pebble Smartwatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pebble-watch_0.jpg?1387084386" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Behind (or in front of, or around) every great smartphone and tablet is a techcessory that adds a little extra something. A new skill, a new method of control, a way to stop your clumsy mitts from breaking it, or even something that changes how it works completely.</p> <p>2013 was the year that wearable tech came into its own, and none more so than the Pebble smartwatch. Read on to find out why it&#39;s grabbed a gadget gong for Tech Accessory of the Year.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: Pebble smartwatch (US$150) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first modern smartwatch is still the best, thanks to its thoughtful design, low-power display that&#39;s readable in sunlight, growing number of apps and its compatibility with both iOS and Android. Chuck in a waterproof build and a battery that doesn&#39;t need topping up every day, and the Pebble is an impresive wrist-hugger indeed.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pebble-smartwatch/review" target="_blank">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-smartwatch-main-1_1.jpg?1387084386" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Leap Motion (£65) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Leap Motion&#39;s magical little box is smaller than a KitKat but its sensors open up a world of Minority Report-like motion control, letting you play games and navigate 3D models on your PC using nothing but your digits.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/video-review-leap-motion-exciting-glimpse-hands-free-future/video" target="_blank">Watch the video review</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="570" height="427" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/leapmotion_0.jpg?1387084386" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Numark iDJ Pro (£300) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iDJ Pro is to the iPad what Iron Man&#39;s armour is to Tony Sark. No it won&#39;t let it fly and shoot rockets, but it will transform it into a fully-fledged one-box DJ solution when combined with Algoriddim&#39;s djay app.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/numark-idj-pro/review" target="_blank">Read the review</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1116" height="837" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/numark-idj-pro_0.jpg?1387084386" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Korg Volca Beats (£120) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Korg&#39;s analogue rhythm machine lets beat nuts recreate the iconic sounds of classic drum machines like Roland&#39;s 808 and much more, thanks to its 16-step sequencer with eight memory patches as well as a built-in speaker for on-the-go beat thumping.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/korg/korg-volca-beats/review" target="_blank">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="992" height="744" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/korg-volca-beats_0.jpg?1387084386" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Sony QX10 (£150) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The QX10 is an honest-to-goodness camera lens, minus the controls. That&#39;s where your smartphone comes, acting as control system and viewfinder, transforming those average snaps into proper compact-quality photos in an instant.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/hands-review-sony-cyber-shot-qx10-and-qx100-will-turn-your-smartphone-super-snapper/news" target="_blank">Read the hands-on review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="575" height="431" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-qx10_0.jpg?1387084386" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: LaCie Blade Runner (£230) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This gorgeous slab of modern art is, believe it or not, an actual 4TB USB 3.0 external hard drive, designed by Philippe Starck. Or it's a piece of alien technology disguised as one. Either way, it's prettier than a hard drive has any right to be.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="800" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lacie-blade-runner.jpg?1387084386" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Ninja Blocks (US$200) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This adorable little home automation kit lets you hook up sensors and cameras to the internet letting you accomplish all sorts of things from letting you know when the kids are back home to the exact humidity of your bathroom. You know, the important stuff.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ninja-block/review" target="_blank">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ninja-block-review.png?1387084386" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-techcessoies-year/feature#comments Gadget Awards 2013 Pebble Smartwatches Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:07:29 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1429506 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: The Apple iPad Air is our Tablet of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-8-best-tablets-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When it comes to slates, Apple&#039;s skinniest full-size iPad yet is our pick of 2013&#039;s hugely impressive litter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="940" height="705" title="Apple iPad Air" alt="Apple iPad Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-ipad-air-award-winner.jpg?1387184381" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's been quite a year for large glass rectangles.</p><p>At the smaller end of large, the 7-8in tablet market has emerged as the most interesting space in tablet land. And at the larger end of large, the best tablets have simply got much, much better – and none more so than the iPad Air, the latest – and skinniest – incarnation of Apple's full-size iPad, and its greatest tablet effort to date.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: Apple iPad Air (from £400) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The fifth-generation iPad is the first to look visibly different from every angle - and that&#39;s because it&#39;s dramatically slimmer and lighter than any of its predecessors. The 9.7in Retina Display remains, and although it&#39;s bested on resolution by some new contenders, it&#39;s still just about the best damn tablet screen we&#39;ve ever seen. Coupled with the hundreds of thousands of fantastic made-for-iPad apps that populate the App Store, it&#39;s one formidable tablet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-5/review">Read our Apple iPad Air review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iPad Air (from £400)" alt="Apple iPad Air (from £400)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad_1.jpg?1387184381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina display (from £320) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The original iPad Mini wowed us with its size and design, but left us distinctly disappointed with its low-res screen. The second generation has removed that niggle, slapping a razor-sharp Retina display on the front &ndash; and cramming in a faster A7 chip and beefier battery to boot. It&rsquo;s a fantastic, near-perfect package, and as with its bigger brother the app support gives it a definite software edge over its Android rivals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-mini-2-retina/review">Read our Apple iPad 2 with Retina Display review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina display (from £320)" alt="Apple iPad Mini 2 with Retina display (from £320)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-mini-2.jpg?1387184381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Google Nexus 7 2013 (from £200) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Google&#39;s Nexus devices are genius. Built as a showcase for the company&#39;s Android OS, they always pack incredible power and quality into devices that dramatically undercut the competition, and always furnish them with the latest software bells and whistles before any other devices get a look-in. The second-gen Nexus 7 is no different, packing quad-core guts and incredible resolution into its 7in screen, and costing just &pound;200. You won&#39;t find a better multimedia device anywhere near that price.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-nexus-7-2013/review">Read our Google Nexus 7 (2013) review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Nexus 7 2013 (from £200)" alt="Google Nexus 7 2013 (from £200)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nexus-7-verdict.jpg?1387184381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Asus Fonepad (£160) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Fonepad proves how cheerful cheap can be. Running on Intel Atom insides, it&#39;s available for a relative pittance, yet doesn&rsquo;t disappoint when it comes to nailing the basics of what makes a tablet desirable. The processor proves capable of handling almost anything you throw at it &ndash; including multitasking &ndash; the battery should last you all day and the 7in screen, while not cornea-slicingly sharp, boasts enough pixels to keep Netflix fiends and web addicts happy. There&rsquo;s upgradeable storage, allowing you to boost the 16GB of space to 64GB. Oh, and a phone built-in too. Yep, if you want to make calls on this thing, it&rsquo;s got your back. You may (OK, you will) look a wee bit silly doing so, but we can&rsquo;t help but admire Asus&rsquo; gumption.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/asus/asus-fonepad/review">Read our Asus Fonepad review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Asus Fonepad (£160)" alt="Asus Fonepad (£160)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-fonepad.jpg?1387184381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Microsoft Surface Pro 2 (from £720) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The first Surface Pro trod the line between &lsquo;proper&rsquo; computer and tablet well, but its woeful battery life meant it wasn&rsquo;t the portable holy grail Microsoft had billed it as. The second generation improves on almost every aspect, with a Haswell processor boosting the battery life to around five hours of normal use. While there&rsquo;s still room for improvement, it&rsquo;s impressive given the power on board the Surface Pro 2 &ndash; this is a real Windows PC, squeezed into tablet form, and there&rsquo;s nothing else quite like it on the market.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-surface-pro-2/review">Read our Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Microsoft Surface Pro 2 (from £720)" alt="Microsoft Surface Pro 2 (from £720)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/surface-pro-2_2.jpg?1387184381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Sony Xperia Tablet Z (£380) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The&nbsp;best big-screen Android tablet to date has a couple of tricks up its sleeve. The first is an all-glass build that makes the iPad look fat (it&#39;s just 6.9mm thin &ndash; and 495g, very lightweight too). The second is that this is a tablet you can read in the bath: it&#39;s IP55/57 rated, which means it&#39;ll survive a drop into water. Fortunately, it gets all the basics right, too, with a vibrant 10.1in 1920x1200 screen, quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor and more connectivity than you can shake a fistful of USB cables at.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/sony-xperia-tablet-z/review">Read our Sony Xperia Tablet Z review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Xperia Tablet Z (£380)" alt="Sony Xperia Tablet Z (£380)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-tablet-z.jpg?1387184381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: LG G Pad 8.3 (£260) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>LG&rsquo;s first tablet since 2011, the Android-based G Pad 8.3 is aimed at the iPad Mini&rsquo;s bracket rather than the Nexus 7&rsquo;s. Its 8.3in 1080p screen is a vibrant stunner (albeit not as pixel-packed as the iPad Mini 2&rsquo;s), the build quality is top-notch and there&rsquo;s a microSD slot for expanding the 16GB of internal storage. While the price tag might put off bargain-hunters, it&rsquo;s still significantly cheaper than Apple&rsquo;s 7.9in offering &ndash; and that&rsquo;s enough to make it a worthy alternative.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-g-pad-83/review">Read our LG G Pad 8.3 review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G Pad 8.3 (£260)" alt="LG G Pad 8.3 (£260)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g-pad-83.jpg?1387184381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Asus Transformer Pad TF701T (£430) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The weighty 10.1in Transformer Pad is an Android tablet with a difference: it comes with a fully-loaded keyboard-and-trackpad dock that makes productivity a breeze. The screen boasts a marvellous 2560 x 1600 resolution (that&rsquo;s almost 300 ppi &ndash; and crisper than the iPad Air&rsquo;s Retina display) while the Tegra 4 processor is a beast and the battery life runs to a ludicrous 17 hours on a charge. Like the Surface Pro 2, it&rsquo;s a unique mobile device &ndash; and one that deserves a place in many travellers&rsquo; bags.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/asus/asus-transformer-pad-tf701t/review">Read our Asus Transformer Pad TF701T review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Asus Transformer Pad TF701T (£430)" alt="Asus Transformer Pad TF701T (£430)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-transformer-pad.jpg?1387184381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Apple Gadget Awards 2013 iPad Air Tablets Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:15:19 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1429474 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: Vine is our Creative App of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-creative-apps-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The social micro video service has provided some of 2013&#039;s funniest and most inventive moments </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Vine on Windows Phone" alt="Vine on Windows Phone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/vine-award-winner.jpg?1386253378" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There&#39;s more to apps than destroying pig fortresses with destructive avians. That&#39;s why we&#39;re celebrating the apps that have kicked imaginations and grey matter into gear over the past year, letting people create masterpieces using nothing but their tablets and smartphones.</p> <p>And our pick of the bunch? Vine, the app that lets you create and share looping, six-second video clips.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: Vine </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Vine&#39;s six second video recording limit pushes users to the edges of creativity and you can spend hours binging on 6 second bite-sized snippets of video gold. It&#39;s like delicious popcorn chicken, in video form.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/vine-adds-new-features-and-heres-how-make-your-six-seconds-count/feature">Read more here</a></p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/vine/id592447445" target="_blank">Get it on iOS</a></p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.vine.android&amp;hl=en_GB" target="_blank">Get it on Android</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/store/app/vine/f9e6f07e-e47e-47f5-806d-55d4f79f2b60" target="_blank">Get it on Windows Phone</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Vine" alt="Vine" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vine_1.jpg?1386253378" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Traktor DJ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Traktor DJ puts the power of an entire turntable setup in your iPad, letting you mix, scratch and add effects to your entire iTunes music library. Record your mixes, share them with the world, and you could be the next David Guetta, Skrillex or Deadmau5. We think that&#39;s how you spell it.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/traktor-dj/id592052832" target="_blank">Get it on iOS</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="450" title="Traktor DJ" alt="Traktor DJ" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/traktor-dj_0.jpg?1386253378" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: TouchRetouch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ever wanted to erase someone out completely? No, not like that. We mean from a photo. You&#39;ve set up a&nbsp;perfect&nbsp;shot, then boom, some oblivious tourist comes along and ruins it all. TouchRetouch lets you magically rub them out with your finger. See? There&#39;s no need for violence.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/touchretouch/id373311252" target="_blank">Get it on iOS </a></p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.advasoft.touchretouch&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it on Android &nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="759" height="569" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/touchretouch.jpg?1386253378" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Tunetrace </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tunetrace magically transforms a simple smartphone picture into a melodic cavalcade of music. All you need is a pen, a doodle of your choosing (or just scribble randomly) and let Tunetrace do the rest. Top 40, here you come.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tunetrace/id638180873?mt=8" target="_blank">Get it on iOS&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="761" height="571" title="Tunetrace" alt="Tunetrace" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tunetrace.jpg?1386253378" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Vyclone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Vyclone takes the &#39;more is better&#39; approach to videos by automatically collecting footage taken around the same event like a gig or party, before seamlessly merging it all together. It&#39;s like a giant video orgy. Metaphorically speaking of course.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/vyclone/id521680614 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vyclone.angles&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it on iOS&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Vyclone" alt="Vyclone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vyclone.jpg?1386253378" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Dubble </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Dubble mixes your smartphone snaps with that of a stranger&#39;s, blending them together into one image, resulting in some fairly triply and often beautiful pictures.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/dubble/id680836959" target="_blank">Get it on iOS&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="757" height="568" title="Dubble" alt="Dubble" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dubbler.jpg?1386253378" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More 2013 Stuff Gadget Awards, you say? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>See what gadgets, people, events, apps, services and cars won in our other 22 Gadget Award categories&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-winners-announced-these-are-22-best-gadgets-year/feature">right here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-creative-apps-year/feature#comments Android apps Apps and Games Gadget Awards 2013 iOS apps Windows Phone apps Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:46:17 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1429464 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: Netflix is our Cloud App of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-cloud-apps-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2013 was the year that cloud apps became mainstream, and few more so than Netflix, the video service that&#039;s taken over our TVs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Netflix " alt="Netflix " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/netflix-award-winner.jpg?1386674265" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Cloud apps are the things you use everyday and rave about to your friends &ndash; who don&#39;t understand the magic till they use it themselves. Well, here we are raving about the beauty of RSS readers and er, Spotify. But the most essential cloud app of the year by some margin is Netflix, the video streaming service that&#39;s changed the way we watch telly.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: Netflix </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If we dug into our internet stats, the percentage of time we spend on <a href="http://netflix.com/">Netflix</a> would make a Kevin McAllister of all of us. Why the addiction? This year, we&#39;ve had Breaking Bad on Netflix as it&#39;s broadcast in the States, the Netflix-commissioned fourth season of Arrested Development, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/netflix-snags-first-emmy-online-only-tv-drama/news">Emmy awards</a> for House of Cards and a ton of other TV shows, documentaries and old faithfuls to rattle through. With Netflix cleverly looking at what we pirate to decide what to add, 1080p streaming on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-nexus-7-2013/review">Nexus 7</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-mini-2-retina/review">iPads</a>, 4K streams in the pipeline and a spot on <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-chromecast/review">Google&#39;s ludicrously cheap Chromecast</a>&nbsp;internet TV dongle, that &pound;6 a month is becoming scarily essential. We won&#39;t give up watching rom-coms on our flatmate&#39;s profile just yet, then.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Best Cloud App - Netflix " alt="Best Cloud App - Netflix " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-cloud-app-netflix.jpg?1386674265" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Songkick Detour </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Equal parts annoyed and smug that people don&#39;t comment on the obscure band glaring out from your T-shirt? Try <a href="https://detour.songkick.com/">Songkick Detour</a>. This &#39;Kickstarter for gigs&#39; comes from the people behind the brilliant, music-library-scanning-calendar app.</p> <p>It&#39;s now in eleven cities in the UK and pledging money to bring Glassjaw, Rhye or Superchunk (we know, right) to you takes a matter of minutes, with no hidden fees. You won&#39;t be charged if you can&#39;t make the date or the gig doesn&#39;t happen and there are email updates to keep superfans in the loop. It&#39;s genius and it&#39;s already working with comedians and authors too. We salute you, Songkick. Again.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Best Cloud App - Songkick Detour " alt="Best Cloud App - Songkick Detour " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-cloud-apps-songkick-detour.png?1386674265" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Feedly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Remember at school when Big Phil got tonsilitis and the new kid stepped up to take his crown without missing a beat? So it is with <a href="http://www.feedly.com">Feedly</a>, the free RSS feed reader that&#39;s gobbled up almost all of Google Reader&#39;s users without so much as taking an eye off that last muffin in the canteen.</p> <p>It looks glorious on Android tablets. That&#39;s right, we said it looks glorious on Android tablets. But it&#39;s plenty useful for keeping up to date with news on the desktop too and transfers all your old feeds for you. Search requires a Feedly Pro account but it&#39;s such a killer cloud app, we don&#39;t begrudge them asking for a few pennies from power users.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Best Cloud App - Feedly" alt="Best Cloud App - Feedly" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-cloud-app-feedly.png?1386674265" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Pocket </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Feedly might take care of organising your news feeds and providing at-a-glance web hits but <a href="http://getpocket.com/">Pocket</a>&nbsp;is just as essential. Its rival-slaying trick is saving articles from the web to read later &ndash; so if you have a Wi-Fi only tablet, and don&#39;t want to faff about with tethering, it&#39;s an absolute life-saver. Ditto Tubes, planes, you get the picture. So if you don&#39;t quite have time to kick back with that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/review">mammoth review</a> or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hall-fame-atari-st-computer-kickstarted-home-recording-boom/feature">in-depth feature</a>, you can save them for when you do.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Best Cloud app - Pocket " alt="Best Cloud app - Pocket " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/PKT_PR_Stuff_v1.jpg?1386674265" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Fitocracy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oh my word. It&#39;s&hellip; a fitness social network. Panic, sweat, run for the hills. But wait - <a href="https://www.fitocracy.com/">Fitocracy</a> is actually a brilliant idea that taps into the problem with most of our exercise routines: motivation.</p> <p>With apps for iOS and Android, Fitocracy might be too chirpy for some but with badges, challenges and levels to unlock, it&#39;s done the best job yet of gamifying those crunches, jogs and gym sessions. The guys behind it know that a fitness tracker alone isn&#39;t going to banish the bulge; having goals that don&#39;t make you want to cry are tons more important.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Best cloud app - Fitocracy " alt="Best cloud app - Fitocracy " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-cloud-app-fitocracy.png?1386674265" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Amazon AutoRip </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Amazon continues its battle to become the World&#39;s Only Store by merging digital and IRL worlds like never before. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/what-lost-musical-treasures-has-amazon-autoripped-you/news">AutoRip</a> is a simple idea but a seriously awesome one for music fans: get digital MP3 copies of every CD and record you&#39;ve bought on Amazon.</p> <p>CD addicts don&#39;t need to make the decision between an instant album in their ears or waiting for the fancy artwork, and vinyl fans don&#39;t have to pay twice. Potentially even more wonderful, but not yet let out of the US, is the equivalent for books - <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/amazon-introduces-kindle-matchbook-and-new-paperwhite/news">Kindle MatchBook</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="377" title="Best cloud app - Amazon Autorip " alt="Best cloud app - Amazon Autorip " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-cloud-app-amazon-autorip.jpg?1386674265" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Spotify </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&#39;re really at the bleeding edge of cloud apps here with Spotify, dominating music streaming since 2008. We jest, of course, but Spotify&#39;s not resting on its laurels and has in fact been tinkering on some rather special projects in 2013. First there&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/spotify/why-you-should-care-about-spotify-connect/feature">Spotify Connect</a>,&nbsp;which is its own take on Airplay - wirelessly streaming Spotify tracks around the home via the button on desktop and mobile apps.</p> <p>New music discovery apps like <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/drop-everything-and-try-bbc-playlister/news">BBC Playlister</a> have popped up too and Spotify&#39;s dipping a toe into music history with Landmark, a web show series on influential albums and their creation which kicked off in style with Nirvana&#39;s In Utero. Grab some novelty slippers and put your feet up Spotify! Oh no wait, you&#39;re still <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/spotify-google-glass-app-user-request/news">the App everyone wants on their mobile OS, smartwatch and face computer</a>. Ah well, maybe next year, ey?&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Best Cloud app - Spotify " alt="Best Cloud app - Spotify " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-cloud-app-spotify.jpg?1386674265" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: BFI Player </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Film buffs may have been feeling a bit left out in the cold by movie streaming services.&nbsp;DVD extras, director&#39;s commentaries and highbrow arthouse films have been left by the wayside as the likes of Netflix and Lovefilm strive to recreate the experience of browsing the cheap DVD shelves in Tesco.</p> <p>But no more &ndash; the <a href="http://player.bfi.org.uk/">BFI Player</a> is here to redress the balance with a mix of free and pay-per-view movies, from British classics to brand new BFI-funded cinema releases and short films. There&#39;s also behind-the-scenes access to the likes of the London Film Festival and a wealth of documentaries, interviews and behind-the-scenes features for cinephiles. Available on PCs, Macs and with an iOS app, there&#39;s now no excuse to ever watch Now You See Me again.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Best cloud app - BFI Player " alt="Best cloud app - BFI Player " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/best-cloud-app-BFI-player.png?1386674265" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Amazon Gadget Awards 2013 Netflix Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:17:47 +0000 Sophie Charara 1429335 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: The Xbox One Kinect is your Innovation of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/vote-your-innovation-year-2013-stuff-gadget-awards/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We celebrate the most forward thinking gadgets and technologies of the year – you voted, and the ayes have it: the Xbox One&#039;s all-seeing eye voting is the Innovation of the Year </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Xbox One Kinect" alt="Xbox One Kinect" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/kinect_1.jpg?1387288030" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Innovation is the gadget world&#39;s lifeblood, and 2013 has been a particularly gory year.</strong></p> <p>We&#39;ve seen tech you wear on your face, tech you wear on your wrist, tech that fills your trousers with electricity. All of it is impressive, but only one could scoop a coveted Stuff Gadget Award. And it was all down to you, dear readers.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: Xbox One Kinect </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Microsoft&#39;s camera-on-steroids will be bundled with every Xbox One console, and features a whole host of improved tech. For starters you can use it even if your lounge isn&#39;t an auditorium, and it&#39;s more accurate and performs better in dim environments. It can track 25 individual joints and can even measure your heart rate. Throw in simultaneous tracking of six people, voice control and the ability to read your heart rate just by looking at you, and the possibilities are astounding.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-one-kinect-%E2%80%93-first-look-review/news">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Xbox One Kinect" alt="Xbox One Kinect" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xbox-one-kinect_1.jpg?1387288030" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Nvidia Shield </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&#39;re not quite sure how Nvidia managed to cram Tegra 4 power and a 5in 720p touchscreen into a controller, but we&#39;re glad it did. Making mincemeat out of 3D Android and TegraZone games, it&#39;ll even hook up to a TV for a proper console experience and let you stream PC games if you&#39;ve got a supported graphics card.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nvidia/video-review-nvidia-shield/video">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nvidia Shield" alt="Nvidia Shield" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nvidia-project-shield_1.jpg?1387288030" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Cota by Ossia </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Wireless charging systems such as Qi are far more convenient than faffing around with tiny ports when you&#39;re trying to stumble into bed at 3am. But they&#39;re not truly wireless as they rely on charging pads. Enter the Cota system by Ossia, which uses magnetic charging over the 2.4GHz spectrum to juice up your phone while it&#39;s in your pocket. Nikola Tesla would be proud.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/cota-ossia-makes-wireless-charging-easy-wi-fi/news">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Cota by Ossia" alt="Cota by Ossia" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/cota-by-ossia_0.jpg?1387288030" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: August Smart Lock </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are locks, and then there are locks. Designed by Yves Behar, this beautiful door lock (yes, it turns out that door locks can in fact be beautiful) is as clever as it is pretty. Thanks to its Bluetooth LE connectivity it can automatically unlock when it senses you&#39;re approaching, and you can even send full or time-locked keys to people, so you&#39;ll never have to run back and forth while entertaining again.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/wheres-catch-future-keyless-entry/news">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="August Smart Lock" alt="August Smart Lock" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/august-smart-lock_3.jpg?1387288030" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Amazon AutoRip &amp; MatchBook </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Imagine if, suddenly, every book you&#39;d bought over the last 15 years was available to you in digital form for a couple of quid (or less). Imagine if, suddenly, all of the CDs and records you&#39;d purchased over the same period were available to stream and download at your leisure from any computer, smartphone or tablet for nothing. No need to imagine: meet MatchBook and AutoRip. Thanks, Amazon. Thamazon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/what-lost-musical-treasures-has-amazon-autoripped-you/news">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Amazon AutoRip &amp; MatchBook" alt="Amazon AutoRip &amp; MatchBook" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon-kindle-matchbook.jpg?1387288030" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Nest Protect </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The fire alarm is the single most annoying tech product in history; the Nest Protect turns it into one of the cleverest. It&#39;ll detect smoke or carbon monoxide, and if it notices something&#39;s awry it&#39;ll ask you before screaming the house down - you can let it know you&#39;ve burnt the toast simply by waving it. It lights your way at night, talks with other Protects around your home and gives you status updates wherever you are in the world.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nest-protect-how-tony-fadell-made-fire-alarm-smart-safe-and-sexy/feature">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Nest Protect" alt="Nest Protect" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nest-protect_0.jpg?1387288030" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Google Project Loon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Two-thirds of the world doesn&#39;t have internet access. How to solve the problem? With high-altitude balloons travelling in the stratosphere way above the earth, of course! You connect to the high-speed balloon-based networks via an antenna affixed to your abode, which then bounce the signals about until they reach a base station back on terra firma. The concept has been proved to work during tests in New Zealand, and could bring the wonder of cat memes to the world&#39;s most remote communities. So bonkers, so brilliant - so Google.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/node/1428163">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/mcw6j-QWGMo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: PaperTab </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This concept device is a tablet-like screen made of flexible E-ink, but rather than just a touchscreen, you can interact with it by bending it. Flip a page of the book you&#39;re reading by curling the corner, for example. Could change reading as we know it: the future&#39;s definitely flexible.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/flexible-displays-are-future-%E2%80%93-papertab-head-reveals-his-vision/news">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="PaperTab" alt="PaperTab" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/papertab_2.jpg?1387288030" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Philips Ambilight + Hue Lightbulbs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Hue lightbulbs are some of the most impressive connected home gadgets available, allowing you to set the ambience in your room, turn them on and off and set &#39;light alarms&#39; all from your smartphone. But combined with a Philips Ambilight TV, they reach a new level of genius, providing &#39;surround&#39; lighting for your movie viewing by aping the on-screen colours.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/philips/ifa-2013/philips-ambilight-4k-dropbox-blimey/news" target="_blank">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Ambilight + Hue Lightbulbs" alt="Philips Ambilight + Hue Lightbulbs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-ambilight-hue_0.jpg?1387288030" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/vote-your-innovation-year-2013-stuff-gadget-awards/feature#comments Gadget Awards 2013 Games consoles Kinect Xbox One Tue, 17 Dec 2013 13:47:13 +0000 Stephen Graves 1428646 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: Voyager-1's interstellar flight is Tech Event of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-tech-event-year-vote-now/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From test-tube burgers to singing in space, it&#039;s been a roller coaster year for tech events. But only one could triumph, and it&#039;s based on tech from 1977 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Voyager-1" alt="Voyager-1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/voyager-1.jpg?1386267002" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>This has been a year packed with era-defining events both in and outside of tech.</strong></p> <p>From flying cars to test-tube burgers, it truly feels like we&#39;re living in the far-flung future of The Jetsons. There are even astronauts recording music videos in space.</p> <p>But only one could win the hearts of Stuff readers, and scoop a coveted Gadget Award. And it&#39;s based on the technology of 1977. Read on to find out more&hellip;</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: Voyager 1 exits the solar system </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Proud of your travelling days when you staggered around Australia, Thailand and New Zealand with a grubby backpack? Well don&#39;t be, because the Voyager-1 spacecraft &ndash; first launched in 1977 to study the outer reaches of the solar system, and the first to provide close-up photography of Saturn and Jupiter and their satellites &ndash; was confirmed this year as the first manmade object to leave our solar system. It&#39;s almost 12 billion miles away from home, and it takes 17 hours for its signal to reach us here on Earth. Feel insignificant? Yeah, us too.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/voyager/voyager20130912.html#.UnOK8pRmVsQ" target="_blank">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8Ddt8xnnGGA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Terrafugia Transition flying car lifts off </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Flying cars were the future they said. We&#39;d be zipping off to work like the Jetsons, they told us. Well it&#39;s 2013, and we still haven&#39;t achieved our dream of piloting a flying Taxi like Bruce Willis in The Fifth Element. But thanks to the 20-minute test flight of the road-legal Terrafugia plane, our hope has been rekindled.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/terrafugia-transition-car-plane-hybrid-takes-skies/news" target="_blank">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013 - Tech Event of the Year: Vote Now!" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013 - Tech Event of the Year: Vote Now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/terrafugia-transition-flying.jpg?1386267002" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Martin jetpack cleared for test flights </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&#39;ve longed for a jetpack ever since we watched Sean Connery take to the skies in Thunderball, which is why the first manned test-flights for New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company got us more excited than hormone-addled school girls at a One Direction concert.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/martin-jetpack-takes-2013/news" target="_blank">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013 - Tech Event of the Year: Vote Now!" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013 - Tech Event of the Year: Vote Now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/martin-jetpack_0.jpg?1386267002" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: House of Cards wins an Emmy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Netflix&#39;s original series starring Kevin Spacey made history by being the first online-only platform to win a primetime Emmy award. Nominated for 14 awards, it snapped up best director of a drama series and paved the way for a confirmed second, and expected third series.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/netflix-snags-first-emmy-online-only-tv-drama/news" target="_blank">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013 - Tech Event of the Year: Vote Now!" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013 - Tech Event of the Year: Vote Now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Kevin-Spacey-House-of-Cards-Netflix.jpg?1386267002" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Birth of the test-tube burger </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&pound;210,000. That&#39;s how much this test-tube-grown burger cost to make, and it could be the end of food as we know it. Only two people were approved to eat it at the launch event in London, where the described the 20,000 moulded muscles fibre patty was described as tasting like a &#39;meat protein cake&#39;. Mmmmm.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/burger-me-its-first-taste-test-cultured-meat/news" target="_blank">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013 - Tech Event of the Year: Vote Now!" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013 - Tech Event of the Year: Vote Now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/cultured-beef-01.jpg?1386267002" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Commander Hadfield&#039;s incredible Space Oddity video </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Commander Chris Hadfield was already an internet sensation before posting his tribute to David Bowie&#39;s Space Oddity online, but spending his last day on the ISS recording himself floating around in zero gravity while wistfully staring at the Earth from above sealed his title of &#39;most popular astronaut around&#39;.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/KaOC9danxNo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: 4G comes to the UK </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>2013 was the year we caught up with and overtook the rest of the world with the launch of a UK-wide 4G service. We haven&#39;t looked back since, catching up with Breaking Bad, gaming and surfing at speeds that we would have given our right arms for in our homes a few years ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ees-uk-4g-network-%E2%80%93-need-know/news" target="_blank">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013 - Tech Event of the Year: Vote Now!" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013 - Tech Event of the Year: Vote Now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4g-main-pic.jpg?1386267002" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Goal-line tech hits the Premier League </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It happened at last. After years of debates, angrily spilled pints and insults flung at the mothers of many a referee, the FA finally gave the green light for goal-line technology to be used in the Premier League. Now all we have to argue about are handballs, offside, red cards, free kicks and penalties.</p> <p><a href="http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/organisation/marketing/qualityprogramme/news/newsid=2119880/" target="_blank">Read more here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" title="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013 - Tech Event of the Year: Vote Now!" alt="Stuff Gadget Awards 2013 - Tech Event of the Year: Vote Now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/goal-line-tech.jpg?1386267002" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: iOS 7 launch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>iOS desperately needed a makeover, and Sir Jony Ive delivered. Gone were the fake virtual stitches and skeuomorphic design elements that made Apple&#39;s OS look long in the tooth. But what made this a Tech Event of the Year was the fact that the internet experienced its greatest traffic in history as people scrambled to download it on launch day (up 112% on the usual levels, apparently). Just 16 hours after launch, it was being used by almost 1/3rd of iThing users. That&#39;s a win.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/node/1426771" target="_blank">Read the review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CameraFilters2_0.jpg?1386267002" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More 2013 Stuff Gadget Awards, you say? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>See what gadgets, people, apps, services and cars won in our other 22 Gadget Award categories <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-winners-announced-these-are-22-best-gadgets-year/feature">right here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-tech-event-year-vote-now/feature#comments Gadget Awards 2013 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:36:28 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1428644 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: The Fitbit Flex is our Fitness Gadget of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-fitness-gadgets-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Of the gadgets that got our hearts beating over the past year, the simple activity tracker proved the standout performer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fitbit Flex" alt="Fitbit Flex" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/fitbit-flex-winner.jpg?1386829782" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With eating season right around the corner, exercise might be the last thing on your mind. After all, who wants to go on a 10k run with half a tub of Quality Street sloshing away in their insides?</p> <p>We&#39;ve prepared ourselves for the December food-fest by testing out the latest and greatest fitness gadgets over the past year. Of the six worthy contenders, wearable activity tracker the Fitbit Flex ended up topping the podium. Find out why it bagged gold below.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: Fitbit Flex (£80) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Each of the Flex&#39;s LED lights represent 20% of your goal, and whether that&#39;s 10,000 steps or 20km, it&#39;s nice to get a little encouragement while you&#39;re huffing and puffing away. Wireless syncing means that you can track your stats in real time on both your PC and smartphone, too, while your friends can laugh or praise your stats, depending on how well you&#39;re doing (or how mean they are).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="852" height="639" title="Fitbit Flex" alt="Fitbit Flex" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fitbit-flex_1.jpg?1386829782" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Withings Pulse (£90) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Pulse is a fitness tracker which records your steps, activity and sleep, but it's got an extra trick up its sleeve too. Pressing your finger against it back gives you a heart rate reading, letting you know if you're pushing yourself too hard, or not enough. Ideal for Jason Statham-like Crank scenarios.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1248" height="936" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/withings-pulse.jpg?1386829782" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Suunto Ambit (£280) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Ambit is a fitness watch that looks good enough to leave on when you're done exercising. Its built-in GPS offers route navigation and a 3D compass for those that like wandering off the beaten path, and it measures everything from barometric altitude to recovery time, when paired with its heart rate belt.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1540" height="1160" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/suunto.jpg?1386829782" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Garmin Edge 810 (from £335) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This king of bike navs offers full offline maps and can link up to your phone so that your mates can track your rides in real time. Live weather info and a 17 hour battery life are very welcome additions too. If you get excited about elevation, cadence and lap times, you&#39;ll be in cycling heaven.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="898" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/garmin.jpg?1386829782" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: Jawbone UP (£100) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Up tracks your steps, measures how well you sleep, wakes you up with a vibrating alarm and allows you to select from a large list of different exercises from running to weight lifting, and everything in between. Jawbone&#39;s app also lets you record every calorie you swallow (if you can face it), and it&#39;ll last an impressive 10 days per charge.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jawbone-up-2_0.jpg?1386829782" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Runner-up: TomTom Multi-Sport (£180) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>No this isn&#39;t a wrist-mounted sat nav, it&#39;s a fitness watch with built-in GPS smarts, meaning you can leave your unwieldy 5in smartphone at home where it belongs while you&#39;re out hammering away through fields, forests and slow-moving pedestrians. The Multi-Sport model supports swimming in addition to running and cycling, and you can upload your progress to TomTom&#39;s MySport&#39;s site to track your improvement.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomtom-watch_0.jpg?1386829782" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Fitbit Gadget Awards 2013 Wearable tech Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:57:29 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1429334 at http://www.stuff.tv