Hot Stuff http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff/all en-GB The new Mercedes AMG GTS is sent to Earth to slay Porsches http://www.stuff.tv/mercedes-benz/new-mercedes-amg-gts-sent-earth-slay-porsches/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stunning styling, petrifying performance figures and an ear splitting exhaust note set to shake up the sports car market </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </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="The 503bhp SLS AMG is one mean machine" alt="The 503bhp SLS AMG is one mean machine" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MercAMGdone.jpg?1410778981" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>That looks remarkably like a Mercedes SLS AMG...</strong><br />Shhh, don&#39;t say that to the men and women of AMG who have invested years of their life sculpting the sensationally smooth surfaces of Mercedes&#39; latest sports car. This is only the second vehicle Mercedes has allowed tuning firm AMG to create completely in house - the first was the SLS, hence the similarities.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Does it look as good on the inside?</strong><br />Yes it does, because Mercedes and AMG designers have completely overhauled the cockpit of their latest creation. Beautiful leather surfaces wrap around the two occupants, while a sleek 8.4-inch central display takes care of most of the car&#39;s functions. Surrounding the display are a number of buttons arranged in a &#39;V&#39; formation, a nod to the brutal V8 engine that lies beneath the elongated bonnet.</p> <p><strong>That&#39;s nice but surely it won&#39;t be better than a Porsche 911</strong>&hellip;<br />It&#39;s going to be difficult to beat the Porsche 911 Turbo for all-round greatness, plus it falls into the same price range as Audi&#39;s soon-to-be refreshed R8 and Jaguar&#39;s ace F-Type R. It&#39;ll be a tough fight&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;but the slinky Merc has got all the makings of a champion. It&#39;s also got a much larger boot than most of the aforementioned, if that swings it for you?</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="1201" height="900" title="Zero to scary in 3.8 seconds" alt="Zero to scary in 3.8 seconds" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/898095_14C707_158.jpg?1410778981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1206" height="900" title="Tech-heavy, leather-clad interior" alt="Tech-heavy, leather-clad interior" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/898150_14C302_02.jpg?1410778981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Zero to scary in 3.8 seconds" alt="Zero to scary in 3.8 seconds" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/898069_14C707_123.jpg?1410778981" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Are you telling us it&#39;s practical now?</strong><br />Not really. It can only seat two people, for a start&nbsp;&ndash; and the boot is just a gaping hole in the rear when the tailgate is lifted. It does feature an array of tech treats, similar to the S-Class, though. Mercedes&#39; intuitive COMAND system takes care of DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and internet-enable applications. You could easily use it as an everyday drive.</p> <p><strong>What kind of speeds can we do on our everyday drive?</strong><br />The performance figures on this thing are impressive. The 0-62mph sprint is over in 3.8 seconds in the GTS model and it can go on to an autobahn-annihilating top speed of 193mph. Speed isn&#39;t cheap though; expect to pay around &pound;95,000 for the standard AMG GT when it goes on sale next year.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">More awesome Hot Stuff</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="1200" height="900" title="Zero to scary in 3.8 seconds" alt="Zero to scary in 3.8 seconds" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/898061_14C707_046.jpg?1410778981" /> </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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mercedes-benz/new-mercedes-amg-gts-sent-earth-slay-porsches/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/mercedes-benz/new-mercedes-amg-gts-sent-earth-slay-porsches/news#comments Cars Hot Stuff Mercedes-Benz Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:14:37 +0000 Leon Poultney 1447348 at http://www.stuff.tv Lomo’s LC-A range goes medium format http://www.stuff.tv/lomography/lomo-s-lc-range-goes-medium-format/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The LC-A 120 might be the most compact 120mm film camera of all time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </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="The LC-A 120 might be the most compact 120mm film camera of all time" alt="The LC-A 120 might be the most compact 120mm film camera of all time" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-lomo-lca-main.jpg?1410519781" /> </div> </div> </div> <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/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>This looks just like the existing Lomo LC-A+&hellip;</strong><br />It might do, but it&rsquo;s a whole new model &ndash; one that takes 120mm film rather than the &ldquo;normal&rdquo; LC-A&rsquo;s 35mm rolls.</p> <p><strong>So it&rsquo;s medium format? Aren&rsquo;t medium format cameras usually massive?</strong><br />It is, and they often are. But the LC-A 120 is only a wee bit larger than its 35mm counterpart, and Lomo says you can easily tuck it in a handbag or manbag when you&rsquo;re heading out.</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-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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Remind me: what&rsquo;s the advantage of medium format?</strong><br />The main benefit is the physically larger size of the film, which means two things. Firstly, more resolution can be captured &ndash; great if you want to get your shots blown up without seeing tons of grain or blur. Secondly, a larger format makes achieving a narrow depth of field a little easier. You can read about why you might want to do that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/stuffs-guide-photography-what-bokeh-and-how-do-i-get-it/feature">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="The Lomo LC-A 120 has a 38mm glass lens" alt="The Lomo LC-A 120 has a 38mm glass lens" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-lomo-lca-lens.jpg?1410519781" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Tell me about the specs</strong><br />Well, there&rsquo;s a 38mm f/4.5 wide angle lens (made of glass unlike most Lomo camera lenses, which are plastic). That might not sound very wide, but in normal 35mm terms, it&rsquo;s equivalent to a 21mm lens, which is plenty wide. The photos are in square format, focus is done manually and exposure is programmable and automatic.</p> <p><strong>What about ISO?</strong><br />It&rsquo;s a film camera, remember &ndash; the ISO depends on what film you&rsquo;ve put inside. But you can use anything between 100 and 1600 ISO.</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="Lomo LC-A 120" alt="Lomo LC-A 120" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-lomo-lca-controls.jpg?1410519781" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="299" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/105029071?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=70cfd6" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="532"></iframe></p> <p><strong>And a flash?</strong><br />A flash will be available as an accessory, as well as a tripod. A cable release and batteries will come in the box though, and maybe a strap (Lomo has yet to confirm that).</p> <p><strong>When is it available?</strong><br />You can <a href="http://shop.lomography.com/gb/lomo-lc-a-120" target="_blank">pre-order the LC-A 120 now for &pound;339</a>. But the first batch is limited to 500 models, so don&rsquo;t hang about. Lomo says they&rsquo;ll be sent out in time for &ldquo;the holidays&rdquo;, so we&rsquo;re thinking late November sounds like a good bet.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://microsites.lomography.com/lca-120/" target="_blank">Lomography</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">FOCUS ON MORE HOT STUFF STORIES</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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> Cameras Hot Stuff Lomography Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:36:47 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1447329 at http://www.stuff.tv Growing swimmingly: This aquarium feeds your fish – and you http://www.stuff.tv/growing-swimmingly-aquarium-feeds-your-fish-and-you/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vegua fish tank uses aquaponics to grow veggies in a mini ecosystem </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </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="Fishy business" alt="Fishy business" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/vegua-01.jpg?1410634531" /> </div> </div> </div> <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/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It&#39;s a fish tank. Thrilling. </strong><br />Don&#39;t carp on; this is far more than your goldfish bowl from the local fair. <a href="http://myvegua.com/" target="_blank">Vegua</a> is an aquaponics food production system that&#39;ll produce eco-friendly veggies right in your home.</p> <p><strong>What&#39;s aquaponics when it&#39;s at home? And where do the fish come into it? </strong><br />Simply put, it&#39;s a combination of hydroponics &ndash; growing plants in water &ndash; and aquaculture &ndash; raising aquatic animals in tanks. You feed the fish; the fish waste is converted into nitrates by bacteria; the nitrates provide nutrients for the plants. And the plants filter the water, keeping the fish happy!</p> <p><strong>Sounds fishy to me&hellip; </strong><br />Aquaponics has been used since ancient times &ndash; the Aztecs practiced it, when they weren&#39;t busy ripping the still-beating hearts out of their vanquished foes. Nowadays it&#39;s used for commercial cultivation &ndash; of both fish and vegetables. Vegua&#39;s a smaller-scale version, designed to produce herbs and veg in your home. &quot;Small&quot; is relative, mind; it&#39;s quite hefty, at&nbsp;54 cm x 36 cm x 43 cm.</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-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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Why would I want a fish tank instead of a potted plant? </strong><br />Aside from the fact that it looks rather lovely? Vegua claims that it&#39;ll produce food twice as fast as conventional growing methods and at higher density, and it isn&#39;t affected by soil pests (since there&#39;s no soil, obviously; the plants sit in clay pebbles instead). And according to Vegua, it uses 66 per cent less energy than conventional gardening, and 90 per cent less water &ndash; so it&#39;s eco-friendly, too.</p> <p><strong>Won&#39;t it require lots of care? </strong><br />No more than a regular fish tank; indeed, since the plants act as a filtration system, once you&#39;ve cycled the system you don&#39;t have to faff about changing the water. We would suggest, though, that you don&#39;t go for the strictly minimalist look seen in Vegua&#39;s promo shots. It may look nice against your Scandinavian interior, but goldfish get stressed without somewhere to hide &ndash; so pop some plants <em>in</em> the aquarium, too.</p> <p><strong>Okay, I&#39;m sold: how much? </strong><br />You&#39;ll have to wait a bit; Vegua is launching on Kickstarter in October. Pricing details have yet to be revealed, though we&#39;re told that &quot;it will not be a cheap product.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/niwa-helps-you-cultivate-veggies-home-using-your-smartphone/news" target="_blank">Niwa will let you grow your own at home &ndash; using your smartphone</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="Vegua" alt="Vegua" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vegua-02.jpg?1410634531" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Sofa, so good" alt="Sofa, so good" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vegua-03.jpg?1410634531" /> </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"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><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"> Vegua aquarium feeds you and your fish </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/growing-swimmingly-aquarium-feeds-your-fish-and-you/news#comments Hot Stuff Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:44:31 +0000 Stephen Graves 1447325 at http://www.stuff.tv Jaguar's new XE picks a fight with the Germans http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar/jaguars-new-xe-picks-fight-germans/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Luxury British marque unveils handsome BMW 3-Series adversary at glitzy London bash </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </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&#039;s new XE takes on BMW and Audi" alt="Jaguar XE" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/JaguarMain.jpg?1410452930" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Didn&#39;t I see the XE dangling from a helicopter in the skies above London the other day?</strong><br />You probably did&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;because Jaguar pulled out all the stops at a glittery London bash to ensure everyone on this green earth knew that the British marque was launching an all-new model. It&#39;s a good job too, because the pretty XE will face extremely stiff competition from the likes of Audi, Mercedes and BMW when it goes on sale later this year.</p> <p><strong>What&#39;s so special about the XE?</strong><br />It features a brand new aluminium architecture, which basically means all of the important underpinnings are fashioned from stiff, lightweight metal to improve performance, ride and handling. There is also a new range frugal engines that have been built from the ground up to produce less harmful emissions yet not affect typical Jaguar performance.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Will there be lots of buttons to fiddle with inside?</strong><br />Yes, there certainly will; a new eight-inch touchscreen display takes care of the infotainment system, plus you get onboard wi-fi. If you&#39;re in the driving seat, you can sync smartphone to access a suite of apps on the move and then control most of it with your vocal cords thanks to voice command software.</p> <p><strong>It all sounds a bit James Bond...</strong><br />That&#39;s not all, as Jaguar&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar/jaguar-unveils-tech-goodies-packed-inside-upcoming-xe/news">InControl app</a> also allows smartphone users to access information and control certain functions from their mobile device anywhere in the world. This includes heating and cooling the car from afar&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;but more importantly, starting the engine remotely. Q would be impressed.</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-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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>BMW, Audi and Mercedes all do &#39;fiery&#39; versions of their executive saloons, will the baby Jag keep up?</strong><br />The entry-level engine on the &pound;27,000 XE is a pretty unexciting 2.0-litre diesel, which is said to manage 75mpg and produce less than 100g/km CO2. But those looking to add a little spice to their morning commute should look towards the XE S model with its punchy 3.0-litre V6 pinched from the F-Type.</p> <p><strong>Surely that&#39;s going to be mighty quick...</strong><br />The 0-62mph sprint will to be dispatched in 5.1 seconds and it&#39;s limited to a top speed of 155mph. But we&#39;re waiting for a XE RS model, which could get as much as 542bhp and properly face-melting performance figures.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">Apple iPhone 6 hands-on</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="Jaguar&#039;s new XE takes the fight to Germany" alt="Jaguar&#039;s new XE takes the fight to Germany" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BlobServer1.jpeg?1410452930" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1201" height="900" title="Jaguar&#039;s new XE takes the fight to Germany" alt="Jaguar&#039;s new XE takes the fight to Germany" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BlobServer4.jpeg?1410452930" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1201" height="900" title="Jaguar&#039;s new XE takes the fight to Germany" alt="Jaguar&#039;s new XE takes the fight to Germany" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BlobServer6.jpeg?1410452930" /> </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"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><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"> New Jaguar XE unveiled </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/jaguar/jaguars-new-xe-picks-fight-germans/news#comments Cars Hot Stuff Jaguar Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:26:44 +0000 Leon Poultney 1447088 at http://www.stuff.tv The Tefal Cook4Me… and it’ll cook for you, too http://www.stuff.tv/tefal-cook4me-and-it-ll-cook-you-too/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You put food in, food comes out. But crucially altered by time and heat… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </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="Tefal Cook4Me" alt="Tefal Cook4Me" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Tefal%20main.jpg?1410183417" /> </div> </div> </div> <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/fraser-macdonald" title="View user profile.">Fraser Macdonald</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Does it cook for me? Or does it cook for itself?&nbsp;</strong><br />Who can really say? It&rsquo;s just a machine. It will trundle through a set of instructions, but does it feel anything when it gets to the end of the code? And if it doesn&rsquo;t, isn&rsquo;t that probably for the best? The oft-fictionalised scenario is about a machine intelligence refusing to do something, but imagine the a more apathetic scene. &ldquo;Nah,&rdquo; says the Cook4Me. &ldquo;I cooked for you yesterday.&rdquo; </p> <p><strong>Ah, kind of reminds me of Microsoft Windows 95. </strong><br />Doesn&rsquo;t it? (For our younger readers, 95 had many of the same problems as Windows 8.1, but without the routine where Windows attempts to find a solution to your problem, then freezes, then reports that it hasn&rsquo;t. Ridiculous.)</p> <p>Anyway, the Cook4Me is neither besmirched with Turing-level intelligence nor running Windows 95. It is a cooking, browning, boiling and steaming one-pot wonder and it&rsquo;s pre-loaded with 50 sweet and savoury dishes, all of which contain a maximum of six ingredients. You just choose your dish, follow the on-screen instructions regarding the what-and-when of the ingredients and within minutes tuck into a tasty tagliatelle or perfect paella.</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-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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I think I can manage a pasta dish without a robo-cook. </strong><br />But not everyone enjoys the idyllic, time-saturated geek existence that you&rsquo;ve fashioned for yourself. For a busy family, this thing that can knock up a tasty dinner for many &ndash; that can keep dishes warm for up to 90 minutes or be delay-started automagically up to 15 hours in advance &ndash; might be just the thing.</p> <p>Just like the Tefal ActiFry before it, there&rsquo;s a growing community of people sharing recipes to do in the Cook4Me, and that means it&rsquo;ll stay fresh even after the taste of the &pound;250 spend at exclusive retailer <a href="http://www.lakeland.co.uk/17872/Tefal-Cook4Me" target="_blank">Lakeland</a> has long faded.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All our awesome Hot Stuff</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="Twiddle, fill, twiddle, cook, open, eat, bed" alt="Tefal Cook4Me" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Tefal%202_0.jpg?1410183417" /> </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/tefal-cook4me-and-it-ll-cook-you-too/news#comments Hot Stuff Kitchen Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:39:04 +0000 Fraser Macdonald 1446345 at http://www.stuff.tv Dyson 360 Eye is the all-seeing robotic vacuum cleaner you've been waiting for http://www.stuff.tv/dyson/dyson-360-eye-all-seeing-robovac-youve-been-waiting/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s a tank-tracked autonomous drone of dust discovery and destruction </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </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="Dyson 360 Eye" alt="Dyson360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/main2.jpg?1409832779" /> </div> </div> </div> <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/fraser-macdonald" title="View user profile.">Fraser Macdonald</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Help me, Dyson, I&#39;m covered in dust! </strong><br />That&#39;s because you&#39;ve been waiting so patiently (and lazily) for the company - this Jaguar of vacuum cleaners - to launch its robot vacuum cleaner. Something to rival the iRobot Roombas and the Neatos of this world. Well, wipe the accumulated Pop Tart crumbs from your eyes and pull the pet hair from your teeth. It&#39;s here, and it looks more than a little tasty.</p> <p><strong>Uh, may I draw your attention to the fiercely burning Tealight of Hype? </strong><br />You may. And you may observe as I extinguish it with the freezing Fingers of Fact. The Dyson lot have put a lot of hard graft into this. There are no fewer than 420 patents and patent applications associated with the Dyson 360 Eye. It&#39;s been submitted to over 1000km of rolling road testing and it took 100,000 hours of software engineering to come up with its navigation system.</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-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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Alright, Norris McNumbers, let&#39;s get physical. </strong><br />What does it actually do? Pay attention, then: infrared sensors, naturally. But it also has an innovative 360-degree camera with which it correlates where it thought it was going to go with where it actually went. Propulsion comes not by wheels, which are prone to brain-scrambling slippage on rug boundaries, but compact tank tracks. It&#39;ll dock and undock itself to charge when necessary, and it can be tracked or activated from afar using an iOS or Android app.</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="Dyson360" alt="Dyson360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2_6.jpg?1409832779" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Dyson360" alt="Dyson360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3_6.jpg?1409832779" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Dyson360" alt="Dyson360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4_7.jpg?1409832779" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>But how well does it execute its primary directive?</strong><br />Oh, there&#39;s plenty of space for a cat to sit on it. Wait, that&#39;s the secondary directive - you mean clean. Positive signs there, also. Instead of using spinny brushes to direct dirt towards a mini-maw, the Dyson has a full-width dust-sucker. There&#39;s one of Dysons oft-marketed consistently-sucky Cyclones on board and a reportedly efficient Digital Motor system too. Twenty minutes of no-fade go, they say. Like all robovacs, it&#39;ll never entirely replace a Sunday morning spent sticking your nozzle in all the wee nooks and crannies. But for a decent daily dustbust, we&#39;re more than excited about giving this one an audition. Though we wait, with dusty breath, for the price of the 360 Eye to be revealed&hellip;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">All the latest Hot Stuff</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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/L6ReNFlxqJc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </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="The Dyson 360 Eye sees everything" alt="Dyson360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5_7.jpg?1409832779" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Dyson360" alt="Dyson360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dyson-06.jpg?1409832779" /> </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/dyson/dyson-360-eye-all-seeing-robovac-youve-been-waiting/news#comments Dyson Hot Stuff Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:02:15 +0000 Fraser Macdonald 1446561 at http://www.stuff.tv With Openmix, all you need to be a DJ is a couple of smartphones http://www.stuff.tv/music/openmix-all-you-need-be-dj-couple-smartphones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A pocket-sized mixer that’ll crossfade between any two audio sources? Beat that </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </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="With Openmix, all you need to be a DJ is a couple of smartphones" alt="With Openmix, all you need to be a DJ is a couple of smartphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/openmix-main.jpg?1409707082" /> </div> </div> </div> <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/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Openmix? Talk to me&hellip;</strong><br />OK, this is a dinky little device that acts as an audio mixer, allowing you to crossfade from one music device to another and vice versa.</p> <p><strong>So you can play the DJ using a couple of iPods?</strong><br />Well, yes, but as well as iPods you can use smartphones, tablets, non-Apple MP3 players, and pretty much anything with a standard 3.5mm audio output.</p> <p><strong>How do I make sure everybody can hear my mix?</strong><br />The device also features a 3.5mm audio output, which means you can hook it up to pretty much any hi-fi, speaker dock etc. Or if it&rsquo;s just you on your Johnny Lonesome, you can plug in a pair of headphones.</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-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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Looks like there&rsquo;s one more input on there&hellip;</strong><br />Good eyes, man. Yes, there&rsquo;s a third 3.5mm input, which is designed so that you can plug in another smartphone or tablet running a sound effects DJ app. That means airhorns, cowbells and (yes) that BBBBOOOOOOMMMM explosion noise so beloved of ya boi Tim Westwood. Doin&rsquo; in big dawg style, baby!&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>That all sounds like fun, until the battery runs out</strong><br />Get this, party pooper: the Openmix doesn&rsquo;t have a battery, because it doesn&rsquo;t even need one. It&rsquo;s powered by the devices it&rsquo;s plugged into, just like a pair of headphones.</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="Bring some mates, make some mixes" alt="Bring some mates, make some mixes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/openmix-2.jpg?1409707082" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So it&rsquo;s perfect, then?</strong><br />Well, all it can really do is crossfade, so it&rsquo;s not going to replace a proper mixer in any serious DJ&rsquo;s affections. But it&rsquo;s a simple, cheap device so we&rsquo;re not going to crucify it for that.</p> <p><strong>How cheap?</strong><br />Well, it&rsquo;s not officially out yet, but its makers say it&rsquo;ll be US$60 (&pound;35) when it&rsquo;s eventually released. However, if you back it on <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1820945974/openmix-the-worlds-smallest-audio-mixer" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> to the tune of just US$39 (&pound;23), you can reserve yourself one of the first off the production line come January 2015. That&rsquo;s for the base plastic model, but there&rsquo;ll be an anodised aluminium one too, and that&rsquo;ll be a bit pricier (exactly how much, we don&rsquo;t yet know).</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://myopenmix.com/#/" target="_blank">Openmix</a> via <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1820945974/openmix-the-worlds-smallest-audio-mixer" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">MIX MORE HOT STUFF INTO YOUR LIFE</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="It&#039;s cheap, it&#039;s small, and it&#039;s coming in January 2015" alt="It&#039;s cheap, it&#039;s small, and it&#039;s coming in January 2015" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/openmix-3.jpg?1409707082" /> </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> Hot Stuff iPod and MP3 Music Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:52:07 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1446279 at http://www.stuff.tv Alienware's new Area-51: a triangle of sheer gaming power http://www.stuff.tv/alienware/alienwares-new-area-51-triangle-sheer-gaming-power/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Triad chassis: coming to bring eye-gouging 4K graphics to a spare bedroom near you </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </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="Alienware&#039;s new Area-51: a triangle of sheer gaming power" alt="Alienware&#039;s new Area-51: a triangle of sheer gaming power" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/alienware-area-51-main.jpg?1409756857" /> </div> </div> </div> <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/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>WTF is that?</strong><br />It&rsquo;s Alienware&rsquo;s next Area-51 desktop PC &ndash; the fourth incarnation of what many view as the ultimate pre-built gaming computer.</p> <p><strong>It looks like a nerd&rsquo;s wet dream</strong><br />Now now, don&rsquo;t stereotype. We&rsquo;re sure this giant, glowing triangular/hexagonal box, reminiscent of a &ldquo;fusion core module&rdquo; from some sort of spacecraft&#39;s &ldquo;hyperdrive engine&rdquo;, will have huge appeal to lovers of great industrial design worldwide. Young and old... male and female...</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-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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. But anyway, why IS it this shape?</strong><br />Alienware calls the case the &ldquo;Triad chassis&rdquo;, and says its form optimises cooling (all those powerful components have a tendency to get toasty) as well as access to ports and the like: you can simply pivot it forward using the built-in grips if you want to get to the in- and outputs on the rear; while the sides come off if you ever want to replace components like the graphics card or storage drives.</p> <p><strong>Tell me about the components then</strong><br />Like previous Area-51s, it&rsquo;ll be configurable at purchase, and if money is no object you can have an octo-core Intel i7 Extreme processor, up to 32GB of RAM, a 1.5kW power supply, the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi and as many as three full-length, double-wide graphics cards. That means 4K graphics across up to three monitors &ndash; a potential resolution of 11520 x 2160 pixels.</p> <p><strong>That&rsquo;s a few pixels. How much does this thing weigh?</strong><br />45 pounds, or about 20kg. That&rsquo;s as much as a massive toddler or a small, weak nine-year-old child!</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="Look at those innards, mate – look at &#039;em" alt="Look at those innards, mate – look at &#039;em" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/alienware-area-51-open.jpg?1409756857" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>It&rsquo;s going to cost a lot, isn&rsquo;t it? Even if I don&rsquo;t go mad with the configuration</strong><br />We just don&rsquo;t know yet, because all Alienware has done so far is post this <a href="http://www.alienware.com/landings/area-51/" target="_blank">teaser page</a> on its site, and that doesn&rsquo;t reveal availability or pricing; though you can bung the company your email address and you&rsquo;ll be alerted when that info is public. But, yeah, realistically it&rsquo;s going to set you back and arm and a leg &ndash; but if you want to play <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/why-2013-year-gaming/news"><em>Star Citizen</em></a> on full graphical settings, what do you expect?</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/29/alienware-area-51-gaming-pc/" target="_blank">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">ALL OUR HOT STUFF GEAR IN ONE PLACE</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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/xjYa6NXtTwU" 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> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><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"> Alienware Area-51 is a polygon of power </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/alienware/alienwares-new-area-51-triangle-sheer-gaming-power/news#comments Alienware Desktops Gaming Hot Stuff Windows 8 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:26:32 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1446273 at http://www.stuff.tv The 15 Hottest Gadgets of August 2014 http://www.stuff.tv/15-hottest-gadgets-august-2014/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As summer draws to an end, we keep the heat coming with our roundup of the past month&#039;s most desirable tech </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </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="The 15 Hottest Gadgets of August 2014" alt="The 15 Hottest Gadgets of August 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/veyron-front-hs.jpg?1410186336" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the weather on the turn, it looks like barbeque season is over for another year. But don&#39;t let those clouds overheard worry you: here at Stuff we&#39;re keeping the heat high with this month&#39;s list of fabulous gadgets.</p> <p>And with the number of cars we&#39;re packing, at least you&#39;ll look amazing driving the kids back to school.</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/stufftv-0" title="View user profile.">StuffTV</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"> Polaris Slingshot: The most fun you have on three wheels </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 three-wheeled Polaris Slingshot is a category-defying vehicle. Is it a car? Is it an ATV? Is it a motorcycle? We&#39;re just not su&ndash;&ndash; ah no, wait, we are: it&#39;s technically a motorcycle. It&#39;s also technically awesome, with a ride so responsive you&#39;ll feel &quot;like you&#39;re surfing the ashphalt&quot;. Gnarly.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/polaris-slingshot-crazed-two-seater-demon-motorcycle/news" target="_blank">Read more about the Polaris Slingshot</a></strong></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="Polaris Slingshot: The most fun you can legally have on three wheels" alt="Polaris Slingshot: The most fun you can legally have on three wheels" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/polaris-slingshot-main.jpg?1410186336" /> </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"> Noke: A padlock you open with your phone </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 smart padlock doesn&rsquo;t require a key or a combination. Instead, it&rsquo;s unlocked wirelessly via Bluetooth and a smartphone app: just bring your iOS or Android device within 10m and your Noke (pronounced &quot;no-key&quot;, geddit?) will open automatically.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/noke-padlock-you-open-phone-not-key/news" target="_blank">Read more about the Noke</a></strong></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="Noke: A padlock you open with your phone, not a key" alt="Noke: A padlock you open with your phone, not a key" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/noke-main.jpg?1410186336" /> </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"> OM/ONE Levitating Speaker: it&#039;ll float into your heart </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>Using the mystic power of magnets, this spherical Bluetooth speaker floats majestically above its dock &ndash; and when you head out you can take it with you, thanks to its built-in rechargeable battery.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/omone-levitating-speaker-will-float-your-heart/news" target="_blank">Read more about the OM/One speaker</a></strong></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="OM/ONE Levitating Speaker: guaranteed to float into your heart" alt="OM/ONE Levitating Speaker: guaranteed to float into your heart" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/om-one-desk-hotstuff.jpg?1410186336" /> </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"> The Raleigh Chopper is resurrected </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 limited-edition bike embodies the best kind of nostalgic quality... and it comes with a denim saddle and back pad! Take a ride back to the 1970s for as little as &pound;250, because it&#39;s on sale right now.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/swanky-new-raleigh-chopper-best-kind-nostalgia/news" target="_blank">Read more about the Limited Edition Raleigh Chopper</a></strong></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 Raleigh Chopper is resurrected" alt="The Raleigh Chopper is resurrected" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CHOPBLK-3Q.jpg?1410186336" /> </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"> The Ettore Bugatti Legend: the super-exclusive special edition Veyron </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>Yep. We can&#39;t afford it either. And at &pound;1.8 million, we probably never will. But that doesn&#39;t mean we can&#39;t drool over this glorious Ettore Bugatti Legend.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/wed-eat-broken-glass-just-smell-leather-meet-exquisite-18-million-special-edition-bugatti-veyron/new" target="_blank">Read more about the Ettore Bugatti Legend</a></strong></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="1093" height="820" title="The glorious Ettore Bugatti Legend" alt="The glorious Ettore Bugatti Legend" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/veyron-hot-stuff_0.jpg?1410186336" /> </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"> Sony Bravia S90 4K TV: Not-so-curved is the new curved </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 new (massive) TV! And just in time for <em>Great British Bake-Off</em>! The S90 has a unique 4.2-channel virtual surround sound system that&rsquo;s going to fire those Mel and Sue zingers straight into your brainbox.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bravia/sony-bravia-s90-sony-reveals-not-so-curved-new-curved/news" target="_blank">Read more about the Sony Bravia S90</a></strong></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="The curvy new Sony Bravia S90" alt="The curvy new Sony Bravia S90" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-bravia-s90-4k-tv-001.jpg?1410186336" /> </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"> Saleen puts more swank into the Tesla Model S </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 Tesla Model S is probably the world&rsquo;s best-known electric car, and a formidable performer on the road. But US modding company Saleen has rigged it out with better brakes, aerodynamics and more in an attempt to hit true track-ready supercar status.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/model-s/saleen-puts-more-swank-tesla-model-s/news" target="_blank">Read more about the Saleen Foursixteen</a></strong></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="Saleen puts more swank into the Tesla Model S " alt="Saleen puts more swank into the Tesla Model S " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/saleen-foursixteen-main.jpg?1410186336" /> </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"> Hue and cry: LightFreq is a disco in a lightbulb </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>LightFreq packs a Bluetooth speaker and microphone into a colour-changing, connected bulb that pumps out 800 lumens in 16 million colour combinations. So your ceiling can pump out tunes and make sure you can read the paper properly at the same time.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hue-and-cry-lightfreq-disco-lightbulb/news" target="_blank">Read more about LightFreq</a></strong></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="1202" height="900" title="Hue and cry: LightFreq is a disco in a lightbulb" alt="Hue and cry: LightFreq is a disco in a lightbulb" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lightfreq-01.jpg?1410186336" /> </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"> Renovo Coupe: the muscle car with an electric heart </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 might look like a classic Shelby Daytona, but beneath this car&#39;s metal skin lurks not a big block V8 but a motor and a bunch of batteries. And yet it&#39;ll still top 120mph and go from 0-60mph in just 3.4 seconds &ndash; all with zero emissions.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/meet-muscle-car-electric-heart/news" target="_blank">Read more about the Renevo Coupe</a></strong></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="Meet the Renovo Coupe: the muscle car with an electric heart" alt="Meet the Renovo Coupe: the muscle car with an electric heart" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Coupe-with-Sparks1_0.jpg?1410186336" /> </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"> Phyode W/Me: checks that you&#039;re breathing </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>Life&#39;s not all about notifications and hashtags, you know: sometimes you&#39;ve got to focus on your inner-self. The Phyode W/Me (or &#39;With Me&#39;, to give it its less awkward name), is designed to monitor your autonomic nervous system &ndash; the part that means you keep breathing when you&#39;re asleep &ndash; in order to help root out stress.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/does-your-smartwrist-doohickey-tell-you-when-chill-out-because-one-does/news" target="_blank">Read more about the Phyode W/Me</a></strong></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="929" height="697" title="Phyode W/Me" alt="Phyode W/Me" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/wme-hot-stuff.jpg?1410186336" /> </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"> 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"> Yamaha Relit LSX-70: a speaker and lamp in 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 you want to save shelf or desk space, Yamaha has the perfect solution: its Relit LSX-70 device dual-classes as both a Bluetooth speaker and a smart lamp. And it&#39;s battery-powered to boot. So whether you want to listen to tunes, light your room or do both at the same time, it&#39;s got you covered.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bluetooth-speaker-system/yamaha-relit-lsx-70-speaker-and-lamp-rolled-one/news">Read more about the Yamaha Relit LSX-70</a></strong></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="Yamaha Relit LSX-70: a Bluetooth speaker and a lamp rolled into one" alt="Yamaha Relit LSX-70: a Bluetooth speaker and a lamp rolled into one" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/yamaha-lsx-70-main.jpg?1410186336" /> </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"> Volvo XC90: a tech treasure chest on wheels </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>Volvo&#39;s new Land Rover rival is a gadget fan&#39;s dream car: powerful LED headlights, a cutting edge hybrid setup and an Apple- and Android-friendly Sensus infotainment unit mean tech is front and centre here.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/volvo/all-new-volvo-xc90-technological-treasure-chest-wheels/news">Read more about the Volvo XC90</a></strong></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="The Volvo XC90 is a tech treasure chest on wheels" alt="The Volvo XC90 is a tech treasure chest on wheels" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Volvo-XC90.jpg?1410186336" /> </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"> McLaren P1 GTR: the ultimate track-day toy </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 McLaren P1 might be frightening enough as it is, but this concept takes things to a whole new level by adding more power, improved aerodynamics and the sort of suspension that&#39;d shatter your coccyx were you to take it out on Britain&#39;s shoddy asphalt. Good thing it&#39;s not road legal, then...</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mclaren-p1-gtr-concept-ultimate-track-day-toy/news">Read more about the McLaren P1 GTR</a></strong></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="McLaren P1 GTR concept is the ultimate track-day toy" alt="McLaren P1 GTR concept is the ultimate track-day toy" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mcLaren-p1-gtr-01.jpg?1410186336" /> </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"> Pentax K-S1: a striking DSLR for sharp snapshots </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>DSLR cameras have never been the most exciting-looking of gadgets, but Pentax is aiming to change that with its new K-S1, which comes in no fewer than 12 different colour options (highlights include &quot;Denim Blue&quot; and &quot;Dusk Gold&quot;) and sports LED lighting on its grip. The LEDs glow green when you&#39;re taking photos and red when you&#39;re capturing video. Why? We&#39;re not quite sure &ndash; but it looks cool.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-s1-striking-dslr-sharp-snapshots/news">Read more about the Pentax K-S1</a></strong></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="The Pentax K-S1: a striking DSLR for sharp snapshots" alt="The Pentax K-S1: a striking DSLR for sharp snapshots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k-s1-silver.jpg?1410186336" /> </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"> Sony&#039;s TN1W tennis sensor: you cannot be serious </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>Whack this smart nubbin on the end of your tennis racket and, thanks to accelerometers and vibration sensors, it&#39;ll record a huge amount of data on how you&#39;re playing. It&#39;ll recognise and log every type of shot you make, as well as ball speed, ball spin, swing speed and impact location on the strings, and then feed it all to an app for analysis. You&#39;ll be playing like <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/exclusive-stuff-talks-novak-djokovic-about-tennis-technology/news">Novak Djokovic</a> in no time (maybe).</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-sensor-senses-balls-struck-racquet/news">Read more about the Sony TN1W</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">SEE ALL OUR HOT STUFF GADGETS HERE</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="Sony&#039;s TN1W sensor serves up data on your tennis swing" alt="Sony&#039;s TN1W sensor serves up data on your tennis swing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-tennis-sensor.jpg?1410186336" /> </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"> The hottest stuff this month </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"> The 15 finest gadgets of August </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Hot Stuff Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:49:18 +0000 Emily P Burt 1445519 at http://www.stuff.tv Philippe Starck has made a furry bicycle http://www.stuff.tv/philippe-starck-designs-terrain-specific-bike-range/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Now there&#039;s a sentence you don&#039;t see every day. The Mud, Asphalt, Sand and Snow Starckbikes are designed for specific terrains – and one of them is furry, to keep it warm </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </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="Snow" alt="Starckbike" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Starckbikemain.jpg?1409534912" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Wow! Is that a bike with an animal body? </strong><br />Yes and no. Mostly no, if we&rsquo;re honest. It&rsquo;s a range of bikes, designed by French fancifier Philippe Starck and put together by electric bike company Moustache bikes. Which is also French, by small coincidence. There are four bikes, designed to be suitable for Mud, Asphalt, Sand and Snow (hence, &ldquo;M.A.S.S.&rdquo;) and they all have specific and decidedly sci-fi accessories.</p> <p><strong>Blah, blah. Tell me about the furry bit. </strong><br />Well, that&rsquo;s the Snow bike, designed for snowy locations. Batteries, such as what an electric bike needs, don&rsquo;t like cold temperatures so it has a furry wrap to protect the battery pack. It certainly works aesthetically; the practical application might be less dramatic. Not least because it is, of course, synthetic fur. Similarly, the Sand bike also has a battery cover whereas it&rsquo;s the drivetrain that could really do with protecting from sand. Perhaps we&rsquo;re reading into this a bit much&hellip;</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="Mud" alt="Starckbike" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1.%20VELO%20MUD%20PROFIL.jpg?1409534912" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Asphalt" alt="Starckbike" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2.%20VELO%20ASPHALT%20PROFIL.jpg?1409534912" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Sand" alt="Starckbike" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3.%20VELO%20SAND%20A%20PROFIL.jpg?1409534912" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Snow" alt="Starckbike" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4.%20VELO%20SNOW%20A%20PROFIL.jpg?1409534912" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Probably. Are they no good then?</strong><br />They&rsquo;re certainly a design study in terrain-specificity. Quoth the Starck: &ldquo;I wanted the bike to be able to go over all kinds of terrain and especially infinite and poetic territories.&rdquo; Well, &lsquo;infinite&rsquo; might be testing for an electric bike, even in eco mode. And the thing with infinity, as we earthbound creatures know it, is that eventually you&rsquo;re going to run out of snow and hit some mud followed by, eventually, sand. With bits of asphalt thrown in here and there. You&rsquo;re going to need all four bikes and a support truck. Which is perhaps less poetic than might be hoped for.</p> <p><strong>I was so excited about the furry bike</strong><br />Don&rsquo;t be disheartened! The great thing about unleashed designers is that they open our eyes to things that might not have otherwise been seen or thought about. And there&rsquo;s technology here that people might not be aware of: those big chunky &lsquo;fatbike&rsquo; wheels on the Sand and Snow are popular just now; the Bosch Performance electric bike system is our favourite and the Asphalt bike has Shimano&rsquo;s fancy Di2 electronic gear shifting. Anything that might inspire someone to get out on two wheels is good with us&hellip; although if they&rsquo;re wearing one of Starck&rsquo;s helmet designs we&rsquo;ll stick a twig through their spokes.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lapierre/lapierre-overvolt-fs-electric-mountain-bike/review" target="_blank">Lapierre Overvolt FS electric mountain bike review</a></strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lapierre/lapierre-overvolt-fs-electric-mountain-bike/review" target="_blank">&nbsp;</a></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="Accessories" alt="Starckbike" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/accs.jpg?1409534912" /> </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/philippe-starck-designs-terrain-specific-bike-range/news#comments Hot Stuff Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:55:18 +0000 Fraser Macdonald 1446155 at http://www.stuff.tv Anyone for tennis? Sony's smart sensor serves up data on your swing http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-sensor-senses-balls-struck-racquet/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Turn your famous Super Stonk Shot into cold hard data with the TN1W sensor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </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 Tennis Sensor" alt="Sony Tennis Sensor" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Main_1.jpg?1409621367" /> </div> </div> </div> <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/fraser-macdonald" title="View user profile.">Fraser Macdonald</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>You can&rsquo;t be serious!</strong><br />No-one gets that reference any more, Grandad. But what we do get is that this little button mushroom of ballistics quantifies our tennis playing, in a way that we&rsquo;ve become accustomed to with fitness sensors for running and cycling. It was announced at CES in January 2014, but is only now appearing in the Western world. In a move that will drive a wedge of warmth into the cynicalest geek heart, the TN1W sensor does not require the purchase of a proprietary Sony racquet but can be attached to a variety of catgut-bats, albeit from &ldquo;select manufacturers such as Wilson, Prince and Yonex&rdquo;.</p> <p><strong>Won&rsquo;t it unbalance the racquet somewhat?</strong><br />We&rsquo;ve seen you play, Buster, and the rotational effect of this 31mm, 8g sensor is not your most immediate concern. What might be more pressing is whether or not it can establish that your wildly flailing arms are in fact an attempt to play tennis. And, anyway, aforementioned Smart Tennis Sensor racquets will be weighted accordingly.</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-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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What does it actually do then, this thing?</strong><br />They say that the CIA can distantly eavesdrop on your conversations using a high-frame-rate video of harmless objects in the room. The tiny, invisible-to-the-human-eye vibrations that your soundwaves create are captured, turned into a waveform and then into an audio clip. And that&rsquo;s the last time you&rsquo;ll ever slag off Doreen from Accounts and get away with it, you love-rat.</p> <p><strong>Um, we seem to have strayed away from the tennis wotsit.</strong><br />The thing is, knowing the secret services of the world able to discern so much from invisible vibrations, we shouldn&rsquo;t be at all surprised that the TN1W can determine a huge amount of data from the striking of a big fuzzy ball. And yet we are. It uses vibration sensors and accelerometers to report ball impact location on the strings, swing speed, ball speed and ball spin.</p> <p>It can log every shot type from topspin forehand to volley backhand to smash. And it can store all this data for later transfer or, via Bluetooth, deliver instant stats to an iOS and Android app. You can even sync the stats with a video of you playing ball.</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="It&#039;s only 31.3mm across" alt="Sony Tennis Sensor" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3_4.jpg?1409621367" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The TN1W weighs just 8g" alt="Sony Tennis Sensor" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4_5.jpg?1409621367" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="You can get live feedback via Bluetooth" alt="Sony Tennis Sensor" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2_2.jpg?1409621367" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sounds like Judy Murray might now be able to shout more focussed coaching than just &ldquo;Come on, Andy!&rdquo; </strong><br />Well, quite. Sony says that the Smart Tennis Sensor has been approved for competition use by the International Tennis Federation&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;but suggests that only the on-device recording mode will be allowed during matches. Shame, really, it&rsquo;d be good if all of us spectators could see live stats from Andy Murray&rsquo;s Wimbledon-winning drives. Any which way, it&rsquo;s now available in the States for the sum of US$200.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/ces-2014/hands-video-preview-sonys-tennis-racket-sensor-will-help-you-improve-your-swing/video" target="_blank">Hands-on video preview: Sony&#39;s tennis racquet sensor will help you improve your swing</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="Your coach has really nice hands" alt="Sony Tennis Sensor" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5_6.jpg?1409621367" /> </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/sony/sony-sensor-senses-balls-struck-racquet/news#comments Hot Stuff Sony Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:42:40 +0000 Fraser Macdonald 1446014 at http://www.stuff.tv The Pentax K-S1 is a striking DSLR for sharp snapshots http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-s1-striking-dslr-sharp-snapshots/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Its illuminated body might have minor practical benefit, but the K-S1 is a head-turner </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </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="Pentax K-S1" alt="Pentax K-S1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pentax-k-s1-silver.jpg?1409177280" /> </div> </div> </div> <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/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So what&rsquo;s the deal with the lights on the grip?</strong><br />It&rsquo;s what Ricoh is calling &ldquo;an innovative illumination interface system.&rdquo; Effectively, the lights shine green when taking photographs, but turn red when shooting video.</p> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s the benefit of that?</strong><br />We suppose it allows you to see at a glance which setting you left the camera on, or maybe allow camera-savvy bystanders to know if they&rsquo;re being filmed or captured in stills. But really, it&rsquo;s just kind of cool-looking and distinctive.</p> <p><strong>Just like the colour schemes then.</strong><br />Indeed. The K-S1 launches in a dozen different style options, and while the black and white options look fairly common, others fall into the &ldquo;Fabric&rdquo; and &ldquo;Night Sky&rdquo; collections, delivering intriguing combos like Linen Brown and Denim Blue in the former and Dusk Gold and Moon Silver in the latter.</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-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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Is this a case of style over substance?</strong><br />We&rsquo;d wager not, considering the specs. This digital SLR looks like a winner, thanks to its new CMOS sensor with 20.12 effective megapixels, ultra-high ISO 51200 sensitivity, and a shutter speed of 1/6000 second. It&rsquo;s not quite as high-end as the K-3, but we gave that shooter <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/pentax-k-3/review">a five-star rating</a> this past spring, so there&#39;s a recent legacy of quality here.</p> <p><strong>What else can I expect?</strong><br />The K-S1 has a 3in LCD display with a new, easier-to-use UI, plus if you use a Flucard for Pentax memory card, you can control the camera via an iOS and Android app - ideal for mounting the camera and snagging perfectly-considered shots.</p> <p><strong>When can I join the light-up camera revolution?</strong><br />Ricoh says the Pentax K-S1 will debut in mid-September at a price of &pound;549.99 for just the body. You can add in an SMC DA L 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 lens for a bundle price of &pound;599.99, or drop &pound;679.99 to toss in yet another lens, an SMC DA L f4-5.6 AL 50-200mm AL.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pentax/fully-charged-pentax-q-s1-launching-40-colour-pairings-bioshock-coming-ios-and-white-xbox-one">Fully Charged: Pentax Q-S1 launching with 40 colour pairings, BioShock coming to iOS, and the white Xbox One will finally reach consumers</a></strong></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="Pentax K-S1" alt="Pentax K-S1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k-s1-orange.jpg?1409177280" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Pentax K-S1" alt="Pentax K-S1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k-s1-black.jpg?1409177280" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Pentax K-S1" alt="Pentax K-S1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pentax-k-s1-blue.jpg?1409177280" /> </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/pentax/pentax-k-s1-striking-dslr-sharp-snapshots/news#comments Cameras Hot Stuff Pentax Ricoh System Cameras Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:01:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1446029 at http://www.stuff.tv Yamaha Relit LSX-70 is a Bluetooth speaker and a lamp rolled into one http://www.stuff.tv/bluetooth-speaker-system/yamaha-relit-lsx-70-speaker-and-lamp-rolled-one/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mood music and mood lighting in one portable, space-saving device </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </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="Yamaha Relit LSX-70 is a speaker and a lamp rolled into one" alt="Yamaha Relit LSX-70 is a speaker and a lamp rolled into one" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/yamaha-lsx-70-main.jpg?1409151146" /> </div> </div> </div> <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/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What is this new devilry? Some kind of lantern?</strong><br />Ish. It&rsquo;s the Yamaha Relit LSX-70, a desktop lamp that&rsquo;s also a Bluetooth speaker. Technology!</p> <p><strong>Thanks for &ldquo;enlightening&rdquo; me</strong><br />Hey, I make the jokes here, pal. So basically, what you&rsquo;ve got here is a 24cm-tall, 1kg cylinder that contains a rechargeable battery, a Bluetooth receiver, two speakers and four adjustable LED lights.</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-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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Tell me about the LEDs</strong><br />Well, the LSX-70 is a smart light, so with an Android or iOS app you have a huge degree of control over its brightness &ndash; ten different levels in fact &ndash; and can set them to come on or switch off at specific times. You can&rsquo;t change the colours, however, so this isn&rsquo;t a full-on <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/philips/philips-extends-app-controlled-hue-light-range-new-lightstrips-and-livingcolors-bloom/news">Philips Hue</a>-level deal.</p> <p><strong>But Philips Hue lights don&rsquo;t play music&hellip;</strong><br />Exactly. The LSX-70 has Bluetooth 2.1, aptX compatibility and two speakers (a tweeter and a woofer) so you can stream your favourite tunes to it while it&rsquo;s tastefully lighting your living room, bedroom or balcony. It&rsquo;s an all-in-one mood creator, basically.</p> <p><strong>How does it sound?</strong><br />We haven&rsquo;t heard it personally, so we couldn&rsquo;t say for sure. But it certainly seems impressive enough to the attractive, slightly-but-not-overly-bohemian people in the promo video below &ndash; so much so that they seem to have lost the power of normal speech.</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="The light can be set to 10 different brightness levels" alt="The light can be set to 10 different brightness levels" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/yamaha-lsx-70-lifestyle.jpg?1409151146" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>You mentioned a battery?</strong><br />Yes, the battery delivers about eight hours of music playback (assuming the light is turned off) and can be recharged simply by plugging the LSX-70 into the wall.</p> <p><strong>Anything else I should know?</strong><br />The Yamaha Relit LSX-70 comes in three synthetic leather finishes (the &#39;leather&#39; is wrapped around the base): black, champagne gold, and bronze. And the price? Well, all this luxury doesn&#39;t come cheap: you&rsquo;re looking at &pound;460 for the speaker when it goes on sale this winter.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">More awesome Hot Stuff</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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/367Tt02uJG8" 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> Bluetooth Speaker System Bluetooth Speakers Hot Stuff Yamaha Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:11:40 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1445630 at http://www.stuff.tv The all-new Volvo XC90 is a tech treasure chest on wheels http://www.stuff.tv/volvo/all-new-volvo-xc90-technological-treasure-chest-wheels/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With cutting edge safety features, advanced voice control and a stylish touch screen system, Volvo&#039;s new Land Rover rival is a gadget lover’s paradise </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </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="The new XC90 is a gadget lover&#039;s paradise" alt="Volvo XC90" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Volvo-XC90.jpg?1409066632" /> </div> </div> </div> <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/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sweet lights, man</strong><br />We thought you&#39;d notice those. The super-bright LED headlamps on the all-new Volvo XC90 are being referred to as &quot;Thor&#39;s Hammer&quot; lights, but don&#39;t say that in earshot of Marvel Comics&#39; lawyers. The fancy lamps are just part of the new, and typically Swedish, design language that includes a simplified front grille and a fresh range of rims that peak at 22-inches. But what lies beneath is arguably the most exciting aspect...</p> <p><strong>Has Volvo dumped a 6.0-litre V12 under the bonnet, then?</strong><br />No, quite the opposite in fact. The range-topping XC90 models feature hybrid tech that harnesses power from a four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor, which equates to nearly 400bhp underneath the right foot. Owners will also be able to motor on battery power alone for around 25 miles and avoid road tax thanks to the measly 60g/km CO2 produced by the pipes. A good range of frugal petrol and diesel engines will also be available at launch.</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-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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Aren&#39;t Volvos a bit, erm, boring?</strong><br />That may have been true a few years ago&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;but this car is the first in a long line of exciting new products from the revitalised manufacturer. The dashboard, for example, features a new tablet-like touch-screen Sensus infotainment system that operates most of the car&#39;s functions. It does away with the need for buttons, which allowed designers to beautifully de-clutter the interior surfaces.</p> <p><strong>What tech can we expect?</strong><br />Volvo has confirmed that its Sensus system will support <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple-carplay-puts-your-iphone-your-car-dashboard/news" target="_blank">Apple CarPlay</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/google-io-2014/google-io-keynote-live-blog/news" target="_blank">Android Auto</a>, as well as packing its own advanced voice control. Based on Nuance&#39;s speech recognition software&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;the same tech that underpins Apple&#39;s Siri&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Volvo&#39;s version can do everything from make phone calls to changing the radio station and even adjusting the climate control. </p> <p>The tiled display system on that fancy touch screen is extremely pleasing, too. Users simply select a menu and it expands, shrinking the others so they are constantly available. It&#39;s brilliantly intuitive and completely connected, so owners can take advantage of a whole host of cloud-based apps and services.</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="1202" height="887" title="Touch-screen Sensus is stylish and slick" alt="Volvo XC90" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/22%20Volvo%20XC90-2.jpg?1409066632" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="902" title="Seven ergonomic seats come as standard" alt="Volvo XC90" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/21%20Volvo%20XC90.jpg?1409066632" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1201" height="900" title="Hybrid tech and cutting edge safety features aplenty" alt="Volvo XC90" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/10%20Volvo%20XC90_0.jpg?1409066632" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Volvos are super safe, aren&#39;t they?</strong><br />Yes they are. In fact, Volvo has set itself the goal that nobody will be seriously injured or killed in one of its vehicles by 2020. It&#39;s a tough task but the XC90 packs advanced tech that brings it ever closer to this target. A brace of advanced radars, sensors and cameras can now detect cyclists and pedestrians and will automatically apply the brakes if vulnerable road users cross the XC90s path. The car will also auto-brake if the driver attempts to turn into a junction when another vehicle is approaching. Finally, there&#39;s even a safety feature that pre-empts a road run-off and tightens the seatbelts in preparation for impact.</p> <p><strong>Taking on the mighty Land Rover Discovery is an even bigger ask, isn&#39;t it?</strong><br />It is, but Volvo&#39;s new offering is pretty swanky inside. A 19-speaker Bowers &amp; Wilkins sound system can be specified, as well as niceties that include a cut glass gear shifter and walnut inlays for the doors and dash. Plus, a fully stocked, seven-seater XC90 will cost around &pound;50,000 when it goes on sale next year, making it nearly &pound;10,000 cheaper than the equivalent Land Rover Discovery.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>:&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/hands-volvos-apple-carplay-stereo-ios-friendly-infotainment-system/news">Hands-on with Volvo&#39;s Apple CarPlay stereo, the iOS-friendly infotainment system</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="902" title="Cut-glass gear shifter available to deep pockets " alt="Volvo XC90" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/26%20Volvo%20XC90.jpg?1409066632" /> </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/volvo/all-new-volvo-xc90-technological-treasure-chest-wheels/news#comments Cars Hot Stuff Volvo Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:23:53 +0000 Leon Poultney 1445947 at http://www.stuff.tv McLaren P1 GTR concept is the ultimate track-day toy http://www.stuff.tv/mclaren-p1-gtr-concept-ultimate-track-day-toy/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Those with money to burn can soon fast track into the exclusive world of racing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </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="McLaren P1 GTR" alt="McLaren P1 GTR" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mcLaren-p1-gtr-01.jpg?1409056650" /> </div> </div> </div> <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/leonpoultney" title="View user profile.">Leon Poultney</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Did McLaren really need to make the P1 even scarier?</strong><br />Not really, but this GTR concept is strictly for track use only, meaning it features a plethora of tweaks intended to reduce lap times rather than impress shoppers when it&#39;s parked on the high street. Power from the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 has increased by 83bhp to 986bhp, you know, because 903bhp isn&#39;t quite enough to embarrass all the Golf GTI owners at your local track day.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>It looks great though, what has McLaren done to the bodywork?</strong><br />Engineers at McLaren Special Operations have fitted an enormous fixed rear wing for a start. It employs an F1-style Drag Reduction System so it can extend and retract to offer greater levels of grip through corners or increased straight-line speed when required. There&#39;s a set of lightweight, quick release 19-inch alloys at all four corners and the P1 GTR wears a special paintjob echoing that of the original McLaren F1 GTR, which claimed victory at Le Mans in 1995.</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-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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I can&#39;t wait to meet one of these at the traffic lights?</strong><br />Unfortunately you won&#39;t as the P1 GTR isn&#39;t road legal. It&#39;s also fitted with lowered fixed suspension, meaning the ride could only be described as &#39;spine shattering&#39; should you be mad enough to tackle the scarred surfaces of Britian&#39;s roads. There&#39;s also a new centrally mounted exhaust that, &quot;maximises the aural characteristic,&quot; which basically means its deafeningly loud and just begging to be pulled over by the traffic cops.</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="1200" height="900" title="The McLaren P1 was born to boss the track day" alt="McLaren P1 GTR concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/76869-McLaren%20P1%20GTR%20front.jpg?1409056650" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1202" height="899" title="The McLaren P1 was born to boss the track day" alt="McLaren P1 GTR concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/McLaren%20P1%20GTR%20rear%203_4.jpg?1409056650" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="The McLaren P1 was born to boss the track day" alt="McLaren P1 GTR concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/McLaren%20P1%20GTR%20rear.jpg?1409056650" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>So how much is it and how do we buy one?</strong><br />McLaren hasn&#39;t released any official pricing figures yet and it will only be offered to the 375 existing P1 owners but expect it to tickle the &pound;2million mark when it goes on sale next year.</p> <p><strong>What? Why would anyone want two McLaren P1s in the garage?</strong><br />It&#39;s a bit greedy isn&#39;t it? But the idea of the P1 GTR is to introduce extremely well heeled individuals to the world of high-performance racing. McLaren will maintain the car and each owner will be given extensive driver training so they don&#39;t prang their &pound;2million investment at the first corner.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/meet-muscle-car-electric-heart/news" target="_blank">Meet the Renovo Coupe: the muscle car with an electric heart</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="1201" height="884" title="The McLaren P1 was born to boss the track day" alt="McLaren P1 GTR concept" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/McLaren%20P1%20GTR%20side.jpg?1409056650" /> </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/mclaren-p1-gtr-concept-ultimate-track-day-toy/news#comments Cars Hot Stuff Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:01:02 +0000 Leon Poultney 1445179 at http://www.stuff.tv