Lists http://www.stuff.tv/lists/features en-GB The 11 most impressive iWatch concepts so far: which would you wear? http://www.stuff.tv/apple/11-most-impressive-iwatch-concepts-so-far-which-would-you-wear/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Imagination goes where Apple’s secrecy will not allow us </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 11 most impressive iWatch concepts so far" alt="The 11 most impressive iWatch concepts so far" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/venestudio.jpg?1394975228" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Apple&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">iWatch</a> has been a long time coming - if it&#39;s coming at all, of course. </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/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</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"> Tomas Moyano </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 href="http://www.macrumors.com/2014/03/07/apple-iwatch-concept/" target="_blank">The newest concept of the litter</a> seems to have taken its cues from the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/smartwatch/two-weeks-misfit-shine/feature" target="_blank">Misfit Shine</a>, sporting a coin-sized watch face with a groove along its side allowing it to be attached to all manner of accessories. Designed to be charged both wirelessly and via solar power (<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/could-apple-make-solar-powered-smartwatch/feature">a mite impossible, as it turns out</a>), this version will also allow you to listen to music wirelessly with newly-designed Bluetooth AirPod in-ears.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Tomas Moyano" alt="Tomas Moyano" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tomasmoyano.jpg?1394975228" /> </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"> Gábor Balogh </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&rsquo;re looking for something more traditional - and let&#39;s face it, most of us are -&nbsp;<a href="https://www.behance.net/gallery/Smartwatch-Concept/14929833" target="_blank">Gábor Balogh&rsquo;s concept</a> is the way to go. He replaces the face of the Havana timepiece from Swedish watchmaker Triwa with a display that&rsquo;s - here&rsquo;s the twist - not touch-enabled. Instead, users will twist the bezel and toggle the three side-mounted buttons to access apps. Based on our experience of the touchscreen-free Pebble Steel, and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smart-watches-dont-need-be-smartphones/feature">given how much we all like our &#39;dumb&#39; watches</a>, that sounds just fine.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/easily-best-looking-smartwatch-weve-ever-seen-shame-it-isnt-real/news">This is the best-looking smartwatch concept we&#39;ve seen so far</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pebble/pebble-steel/review">Pebble Steel review</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="567" height="425" title="Gábor Balogh " alt="Gábor Balogh " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/gabor.jpg?1394975228" /> </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"> Todd Hamilton </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>Inspired by Thomas Bogner&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.dribbble.com/shots/1280333-iWatch-Mock-Up" target="_blank">iWatch mockup</a>, <a href="http://www.toddham.com/blog/iwatch-concept/" target="_blank">Todd Hamilton&rsquo;s design</a> tweaks the original to include a curved touchscreen display, which has enough space for four icons and a page controller on the right to swipe through pages of apps. While display space is fairly limited, it&#39;s not an issue, as he doesn&#39;t try to cram too much into its slim interface. Reminds us of the Samsung Gear Fit - and, given Tim Cook&#39;s fondness of Nike&#39;s&nbsp;physically similar&nbsp;armwear, that may not be far wide of the mark.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-gear-fit-hands-review/feature">Samsung Gear Fit hands-on review</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="567" height="425" title="Todd Hamilton" alt="Todd Hamilton" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/toddham_0.png?1394975228" /> </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"> 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"> Esben Oxholm </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While <a href="http://www.yankodesign.com/2013/02/18/iwatch/" target="_blank">this rendition</a> might look more bracelet than watch, its design means that it&rsquo;ll fit any wrist, as spacers can be added to the lower part of the watch. With the iconic home button being the only physical control on the watch, the rest of the interaction is centred on the slightly curved touch screen.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Esben Oxholm" alt="Esben Oxholm" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/esben.jpg?1394975228" /> </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"> Nikolai Lamm </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 href="http://nickolaylamm.com/art-for-clients/what-will-the-iwatch-look-like/" target="_blank">This version</a> celebrates Steve Jobs&rsquo; obsession with all things spiral, and also handily utilises a new iTunes UI feature called - you guessed it - <a href="http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2010/09/apple-provides-us-with-a-peek-at-spirals-a-new-itunes-ui-feature.html" target="_blank">Spirals</a>. If it can happen for iTunes and staircases in Apple stores, you can bet it makes complete sense for the conventionally circular watch face.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Nikolai Lamm " alt="Nikolai Lamm " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nickolay_0.jpg?1394975228" /> </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"> Yrving Torrealba </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>Clearly - pun intended - the least visible of designs yet, the transparent strap of <a href="http://www.venestudio.com/work/iWatch.html" target="_blank">this iWatch </a>begs the question of whether using a see-through material on the strap compromises its flexibility. Little else is revealed about the iWatch&rsquo;s functionality, but that invisible strap is an interesting idea. Please don&rsquo;t let it be plastic.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Yrving Torrealba" alt="Yrving Torrealba" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/venestudio_0.jpg?1394975228" /> </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"> Pavel Simeonov </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While <a href="http://justdesignthings.com/iwatch.html" target="_blank">Pavel Simeonov&rsquo;s imagining</a> of the iWatch might look like a shrunken-down iPhone on a strap, it packs additional features like Nike+, a body sensor, and a pedometer to keep watch on your health. With a built-in camera and phone functionality, you won&#39;t even need your iPhone anymore.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/fuelband-se/nike-fuelband-se/review">Nike FuelBand SE review</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="567" height="425" title="Pavel Simeonov " alt="Pavel Simeonov " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Pavel-Simeonov_0.jpg?1394975228" /> </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"> 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"> Ciccarese Design </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 Italian team behind <a href="http://www.ciccaresedesign.com/2013/08/20/iwatch/" target="_blank">this design</a> is a mixed bag of IT engineers and designers, who combined fashion and functionality into a beautiful swooping design that&rsquo;s unlike what we&rsquo;ve seen so far. Pretty as it might look, it also seems like it would make an awkward fit unless that strap is made out of self-resizing unicorn hide.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Ciccarese Design " alt="Ciccarese Design " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Ciccareseiwatch.jpg?1394975228" /> </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"> Antonio Derosa </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 <a href="http://www.adr-studio.it/site/?p=381/?langswitch_lang=en" target="_blank">successor</a> to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOm_caoIq5A" target="_blank">original iWatch concept</a> comes rebooted with 32GB internal storage, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity to your other iThings, and a front-facing camera. What&rsquo;s not so predictable is the integrated LCD projector to show off your snaps to more people, whether they like it or not. Seems a little fanciful to us.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Antonio Derosa" alt="Antonio Derosa" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/antonioderosa_0.jpg?1394975228" /> </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"> Sourcebits </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 href="http://www.sourcebits.com/iwatch" target="_blank">This version</a> might make for the best fit thanks to its elasticated fabric strap. It&rsquo;s also the most technically thought through with its proposed A7 chipset, M7 co-processor, Bluetooth capability, and integration with the usual fitness apps. To encourage the complete Apple ecosystem buy-in, it also integrates with other iThings, even your Mac. Again, not convinced - that&#39;s too much power for one piece of smart wristwear to pack. If an hour&#39;s battery life sounds accptable, though, fill your boots.</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="Sourcebits" alt="Sourcebits" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iwatch-render_0.jpg?1394975228" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tolga Tuncer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While this might look like one of those snap-on bracelets of yesteryear, you&#39;ll most likely break your wrist if you try that with this. <a href="http://www.yankodesign.com/2013/03/01/the-iwatch-wet-dream/" target="_blank">Tolga Tuncer&rsquo;s version</a> comes without a touchscreen, and interaction is allowed via a slim touchpad with MP3 controls so the display stays smudge-free.</p> <p class="p3"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review">Apple iWatch preview: everything we (think we) know</a></strong></p> <p class="p3">So, which watch would you happily slap on your wrist? Let us know in the comments below.</p> <p class="p3">&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Tolga Tuncer" alt="Tolga Tuncer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iwatch4.jpg?1394975228" /> </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/apple/11-most-impressive-iwatch-concepts-so-far-which-would-you-wear/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/11-most-impressive-iwatch-concepts-so-far-which-would-you-wear/feature#comments Apple iWatch Lists Wearable tech Sun, 16 Mar 2014 13:07:11 +0000 Will Findlater 1433622 at http://www.stuff.tv When form doesn’t follow function: 15 of the ugliest phones that ever existed http://www.stuff.tv/when-form-doesn-t-follow-function-15-ugliest-phones-ever-existed/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With faces like these, not even their mothers could love them </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="511" height="383" title="When form doesn’t follow function: 15 of the ugliest phones that ever existed " alt="When form doesn’t follow function: 15 of the ugliest phones that ever existed " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/vertu%20cobra_0.jpg?1394156450" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We&#39;ve come a long way since the big hulking phones of old. Extendable antenna&#39;s kicked the bucket, screens got injected with glorious colour, and unwieldy keypads were obliterated.</p> <p>The end results after years of experimentation and design filtration, are handsets like the sleek and sexy <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5s/review" target="_blank">iPhone 5s</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review" target="_blank">HTC One</a>.</p> <p>But it took a lot of mistakes to get there.</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/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</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"> Serene (2005) </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>Produced as a joint venture between Bang and Olufsen and Samsung, this clamshell phone packed a paltry 0.3MP camera inconveniently located on a side hinge, 31MB storage, and a battery compartment only accessible by using a special screwdriver. Talk about sticking your middle finger up to convenience, eh?</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="876" height="656" title="Serene (2005)" alt="Serene (2005)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-serene-5.jpg?1394156450" /> </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"> Serenata (2007) </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>Those guys obviously didn&rsquo;t learn their lesson and followed up the Serene with the Serenata - a cross between a jukebox and a tombstone. Touted as a music player with minimal phone capabilities, it seems ironic that this looks like where music goes to die.&nbsp;When using the stylish rotary wheel as a control pad, your hand always ends up obscuring part of the screen located below. We&rsquo;re only human, not robots made of right angles.</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="803" height="601" title="Serenata (2007)" alt="Serenata (2007)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bang-olufsen-serenata.jpg?1394156450" /> </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"> Æ+Y (2011) </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 jeweller-designed handset? Prepare for something ostentatious and completely impractical.&nbsp;At &euro;7250 for the steel and &euro;42,000 for the gold version, we&rsquo;ll leave you to figure out how many gold iPhones you can buy with the same amount of money.</p> <p>...</p> <p>We could&#39;t help ourselves: 11 or 64, 16GB Wi-Fi iPhone 5s&#39;, respectively. Ouch.</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="551" height="413" title="Æ+Y (2011)" alt="Æ+Y (2011)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/aesir-copenhagen.jpg?1394156450" /> </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"> Toshiba G450 (2008) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With its teeny tiny screen, this 3G-enabled phone was better off as a modem. Unless you preferred only reading three words of an email at any one time. The keypad split into two circles (because, well, it can), and it failed every ergonomics and usability test known to man.</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="512" height="384" title="Toshiba G450 (2008)" alt="Toshiba G450 (2008)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Toshiba-G450.jpg?1394156450" /> </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"> Motorola Flipout (2010) </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>Essentially a 2.8in screen that flipped out to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard, the Flipout also had a 3.1MP camera onboard and ran on Android 2.1. Talk about some ancent numbers. Unfortunately for Motorola, no one quite flipped out over its design.&nbsp;Compromising on the size of the screen to fit the keyboard didn&#39;t quite make sense, especially when the former was touch-enabled.</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="548" height="411" title="Motorola Flipout (2010)" alt="Motorola Flipout (2010)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorola-flipout.jpg?1394156450" /> </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"> F88 Wrist Phone (2006) </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>Manufactured by Chinese corporation CEC, this device ambitiously crammed a 3MP 180-degree rotating camera, speakerphone and even pre-installed World Cup games into 100g of wrist phone - a precursor to the modern day smartwatch. Considering its size and overall ungainliness, you&#39;d be better off strapping a smartphone to your wrist and calling it a day.</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="623" height="466" title="F88 Wrist Phone (2006)" alt="F88 Wrist Phone (2006)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/f88wristphone.jpg?1394156450" /> </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"> Samsung Z130 (2006) </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>More gimmicky than practical, the rotating screen on the Z130 was designed to apparently make video calls easier. It really didn&rsquo;t make that much of a difference though, thanks to its tiny screen. It was fun to play around with though, we suppose.</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="619" height="465" title="Samsung Z130 (2006)" alt="Samsung Z130 (2006)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung.jpg?1394156450" /> </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"> 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"> Elfoid (2011) </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 Japanese-made phone aimed to make the mobile communication experience a lot more human - literally. If its form doesn&rsquo;t creep you out already, the Elfoid had you speaking into its belly while the caller&#39;s voice emenated from its face. We hear the final version will mirror the caller&rsquo;s movements via facial recognition software to become a writhing thing of evil clad in real skin. Shudder.</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="563" height="422" title="Elfoid (2011)" alt="Elfoid (2011)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/elfoid.jpg?1394156450" /> </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"> Kyocera/Sprint Echo (2011) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While others were busy making humanoid phones, Kyocera was busy making a nice big-screen device. And then destroyed the whole viewing experience by running a seam through its middle. While it makes for a more compact device,&nbsp;the only way the view isn&#39;t wrecked is when the two screens are operating independently of each other. Still, good for multitasking, which is worth something.</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="606" height="454" title="Kyocera/Sprint Echo (2011)" alt="Kyocera/Sprint Echo (2011)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/kyoceaecho.JPG?1394156450" /> </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"> Lamborghini T700 (2012) </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>Available in five colours, each of which had 650 units produced, the US$2750 Lamborghini T700 was the result of a collaboration between Prada, Ferrari, and Lamborghini. Clad in diamond-cut metal, sapphire glass and... crocodile skin, it was aimed at people with expensive (but clearly poor) taste.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="600" height="398" title="Lamborghini T700 (2012)" alt="Lamborghini T700 (2012)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lambot700_0.jpeg?1394156450" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Siemens Xelibri 6 (2003) </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>Released as part of Siemens&#39; fashion range, the Xelibri 6 was half phone, half powder case. Clearly targeted at the female market, it allowed users to check their reflections in not one, but two mirrors, in between checking their messages. Way to stereotype women, Siemens.</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="2920" height="2190" title="Siemens Xelibri 6 (2003)" alt="Siemens Xelibri 6 (2003)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/siemensxelibri6_0.jpg?1394156450" /> </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"> Nokia 7380 (2005) </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>Released as part of Nokia&rsquo;s L&rsquo;Amour collection, this lipstick-sized phone killed productivity with its controls. Or rather, its lack of them. Given how small and lousy its screen was at all of 208x104 pixels, you were better off making calls with a Mars bar. Slowly and painfully use its circular spinner to dial numbers and type messages one character at a time? Welcome to tech hell.</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="672" height="504" title="Nokia 7380 (2005)" alt="Nokia 7380 (2005)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Nokia-7380.jpg?1394156450" /> </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"> Vertu Signature Bucheron Cobra </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 Signature&nbsp;Bucheron&nbsp;Cobra was only available in a limited quantity of 8 for US$310,000 each. There&rsquo;s also a Python version available which ran a higher order of 26 units at US$115,000 each. Not that you&#39;d be able to tell the two apart, mind. Both serpents looked&nbsp;like they&rsquo;ve been glued on by a factory line of preschool children too. Not the cleverest of investments, we think you&#39;ll agree.</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="511" height="383" title="Vertu Signature Bucheron Cobra " alt="Vertu Signature Bucheron Cobra " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vertu%20cobra.jpg?1394156450" /> </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"> Nokia 7600 (2003) </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>Aimed at the fashion market, the unusual and impractical teardrop shape of the 7600 led to the keys being relegated to two columns on either side of the screen. We&rsquo;re all for creativity but not if it requires us to mentally re-calibrate our brains for under-the-desk texting. Thanks, but no thanks.</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="918" height="688" title="Nokia 7600 (2003)" alt="Nokia 7600 (2003)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia_7600.jpg?1394156450" /> </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"> GoldVish Le Million (2006) </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 over-the-top phone set the bar as the most expensive phone ever at&nbsp;&euro;1M. We&#39;re not sure what else to say. </p> <p>So we&#39;ll just curl up and cry instead.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nokia/nokia-phones-changed-world-and-few-crazy-ones-didnt/feature" target="_blank">11 classic Nokia phones that changed the world (and 9 crazy ones that entertained us along the way)</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="494" height="371" title="GoldVish Le Million" alt="GoldVish Le Million" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/goldvish.jpg?1394156450" /> </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"> 15 of the ugliest phones ever </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"> Whacked by the ugly stick, shunned by all </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vertu%20cobra_1.jpg?1394156450" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/when-form-doesn-t-follow-function-15-ugliest-phones-ever-existed/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/when-form-doesn-t-follow-function-15-ugliest-phones-ever-existed/feature#comments Lists Smartphones Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:57:12 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1433294 at http://www.stuff.tv The 12 best Google Nexus 5 apps to download first http://www.stuff.tv/google/10-best-google-nexus-5-apps/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make the most of your Nexus 5 to this smattering of hand-picked apps. Go on, it deserves it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="940" height="705" title="12 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" alt="12 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/google-nexus-5-review-main-2_0.jpg?1391394641" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Your <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/google-nexus-5/review" target="_blank">Nexus 5</a> has settled in well. It&#39;s become&nbsp;accustomed&nbsp;to the warmth of your pockets, your loving hands, and your inquisitve cat Mr. Tibbles.</p> <p>It&#39;s ready for a life of loyal servitude, so get things off&nbsp;to&nbsp;a solid start by setting it up with some of these apps&nbsp;to&nbsp;ensure that all its needs are met from day one.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Snapseed (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This comprehensive photo editing app throws up a whole host of tweaking options to ensure that you can squeeze the very best out of the snaps taken with the Nexus 5&#39;s 8MP camera. Filters, borders, adjustments - you name it, it&#39;s got it.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.niksoftware.snapseed" target="_blank"><strong>Get it now</strong></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1067" height="800" title="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" alt="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/snapseed.jpg?1391394641" /> </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"> SwiftKey Keyboard (£1.49) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This is probably the best &pound;1.49 you&#39;ll ever spend. SwiftKey&#39;s disturbingly accurate predictions only get better over time as it learns your writing style and you can even choose to swipe across the keys if you prefer that to traditional tapping. The latest version even lets you split the keyboard layout up, arranging both sides in whatever position is comfortable for you.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey" target="_blank"><strong>Get it now</strong></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" alt="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/swiftkey-4.3_0_0.jpg?1391394641" /> </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"> Call of Duty: Strike Team (£4.33) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We know how it is. You have to leave the house to get supplies in between head-shotting enemies. But that doesn&#39;t mean you can&#39;t practice in the self-checkout queue. Call of Duty: Strike Team slips CoD&#39;s bullet-riddled action into your pocket, taking advantage of the Nexus 5&#39;s razor sharp full HD screen and powerful Snapdragon 800 processor, serving up explosive first and third-person shooting action.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.activision.callofduty.striketeam" target="_blank"><strong>Get it now</strong></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="960" height="720" title="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" alt="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/call-of-duty-app.jpg?1391394641" /> </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"> DashClock Widget (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>DashClock will super charge your Nexus 5&#39;s lock screen by injecting it with extra notifications, all of which can be customised. From upcoming calendar appointments to local weather, Gmail messages and more, you&#39;ll have all the important info you need at a glance.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.nurik.roman.dashclock&amp;hl=en" target="_blank"><strong>Get it now</strong></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="1198" height="898" title="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" alt="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dashclock.jpg?1391394641" /> </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"> Netflix (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&#39;re a Netflix subscriber then this app&#39;s a no-brainer. Bury yourself in Breaking Bad as you walk to work, lose yourself in House of Cards on a park bench &ndash; block out the real world however you see fit. The Nexus 5 is a card-carrying 4G member now too, which means less time buffering and more time enjoying your favourite shows.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netflix.mediaclient" target="_blank"><strong>Get it now</strong></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="333" title="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" alt="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/netflix-app_0_0.jpg?1388053426" /> </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"> Hola (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This handy little app&#39;s compression skills speed up your download speeds and help to reduce your mobile data too usage too - a feature you&#39;ll definitely appreciate if you&#39;re not on an unlimited plan. Not only that, but it&#39;ll unblock any locked content too. Can&#39;t access some shows on Netflix as they&#39;re US-only? Let Hola work its behind-the-scenes magic and they&#39;re all yours.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.hola" target="_blank"><strong>Get it now</strong></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="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" alt="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hola.jpg?1391394641" /> </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"> 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"> BBM (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yep, BBM has left the confines of BlackBerry and has landed on iOS and Android, taking both the App and Google Play stores by storm within hours of its launch. If you&#39;re an ex BlackBerry user with friends still in the BlackBerry camp then it&#39;s definitely worth checking out, especially as it&#39;s a very solid messenger service in its own right.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bbm" target="_blank">Get it now</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="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" alt="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bbm.jpg?1391394641" /> </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"> BaconReader for Reddit (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Indispensable for Reddit addicts, BaconReader&#39;s slick interface and controls offer a fluid, fast on-the-go Reddit experience which is infinitely better than viewing the site in a mobile browser. Say hi to the passionate Nexus 5 fans on <a href="http://reddit.com/r/android" target="_blank">r/Android</a> for us, won&#39;t you?</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.onelouder.baconreader" target="_blank">Get it now</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="1067" height="800" title="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" alt="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bacon-reader.jpg?1391394641" /> </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"> Spotify (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you&#39;re not forking out &pound;10 a month for Google Play&#39;s music service then there&#39;s a good chance that tenner is going to Spotify instead. If it is then clearly you&#39;re going to want to access your meticulously crafted playlists while you&#39;re on the move, with offline listening available for those train-in-tunnel moments.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.spotify.mobile.android.ui&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it now</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="1060" height="795" title="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" alt="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/spotify-app-android.jpg?1391394641" /> </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"> MX Player (£free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Our go-to Android video player, MX Player plays almost any file type you throw at it (plus most subtitle formats), offers hardware and software acceleration, and features a plethora of quick gesture controls. Ideal for showcasing the Nexus 5&#39;s big, crisp 5in display.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mxtech.videoplayer.ad&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Get it now</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" alt="10 of the best Google Nexus 5 apps" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mx-videoplaye_0.jpg?1391394641" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yahoo! Weather (£Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yahoo! might be struggling to find its place in today&#39;s world, but its free weather app certainly deserves a spot on your new phone: it&#39;s elegant, uncomplicated and useful. Using your Nexus 5&#39;s location, it&#39;ll tell you the current weather conditions plus daily high and low temperatures, all backed up by a lovely picture drawn from (the Yahoo!-owned) Flickr&#39;s Creative Commons library. Oh, and you can manually add other locations, should you wish to keep tabs on the rain in Bahrain or the snow in Oslo.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.weather">Get it now</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="Yahoo! Weather" alt="Yahoo! Weather" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/yahoo-weather_1.jpg?1388053426" /> </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"> Pocket (£Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Formerly known as Read It Later, Pocket is an app that&#39;ll suit anyone who constantly comes across web articles they want to read &ndash; but only at inopportune moments. With Pocket, any article (or page, more accurately) can be saved to a cloud-synced list, then accessed on your various devices at any time. Great for catching up on your, ahem, favourite tech site&#39;s news and reviews pieces while you&#39;re on the train to work. Or the toilet, for that matter.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ideashower.readitlater.pro">Get it now</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="Pocket" alt="Pocket" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pocket_2.jpg?1388053426" /> </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/google/10-best-google-nexus-5-apps/feature#comments Android apps Android games Google Lists Nexus 5 Thu, 26 Dec 2013 10:23:50 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1429063 at http://www.stuff.tv Travelling tunes: five of the best wireless portable speakers http://www.stuff.tv/cambridge-audio/travelling-tunes-five-best-wireless-portable-speakers/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Looking for a speaker you can take on holiday, down the park or into the garden? We’ve collected our favourites right here </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="Libratone Zipp" alt="Libratone Zipp" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/libratone-zipp-main.jpg?1383469381" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Improvements to Bluetooth, as well as the rise of alternative technologies like Apple’s AirPlay, has ushered in a golden age of wireless audio. And not just in products designed purely to be used at home: many can be powered by batteries alone, allowing you to venture into the wilds – or just your back garden – without having to leave your music behind.</p> <p>There’s no shortage of such speakers, but we’ve assembled the best below to save you the trouble of scouring the web.</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/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</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"> Sony SRS-BTM8 (£90) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It might look somewhat like your gran’s handbag from afar, but up close the Sony is a classy-looking Bluetooth-equipped unit that offers a huge amount considering its low cost. NFC allows you to swiftly pair up compatible phones and tablets: simply touch them to the speaker and the rest is handled for you. Non-Bluetooth sources can be connected via the 3.5mm audio jack. Battery duties are handled by four AAs, which deliver around 20 hours of music playback.</p> <p>With only 4W of power available, audio quality isn’t going to blow the wax out of your ears: there’s a notable thinness to the treble at higher volumes, for instance. The lower end frequencies, however, are handled surprisingly deftly and the system’s balance makes it quite suitable for mid-sized rooms.</p> <p>You can read our full review <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bluetooth-speaker-system/sony-srs-btm8/review">here</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.sony.co.uk/product/mfi-wireless-speakers/srs-btm8">Sony</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony SRS-BTM8" alt="Sony SRS-BTM8" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-srs-btm8.jpg?1383469381" /> </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"> Cambridge Audio Minx Go (£100) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The baby in Cambridge Audio’s Minx family, the Bluetooth-equipped Go lives up to its name by being brilliantly portable. While not the smallest of speakers, its battery charges in a mere two hours, after which it can serve up around 18 hours of audio playback.</p> <p>It also features a USB port that, when you’re using the mains, allows you to connect a phone, tablet or similar device for charging.</p> <p>And the audio quality? It’s simply far better than you’d expect from a speaker this size and price. Rich and warm, the sound lacks the tinny harshness that often afflicts smaller speakers, although there’s no shortage of power and range on offer. A truly brilliant option at an affordable price.</p> <p><a href="http://www.cambridgeaudio.com/products/minx-go-uk">Cambridge Audio</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="Cambridge Audio Minx Go" alt="Cambridge Audio Minx Go" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/cambridge-audio-minx-go.jpg?1383469381" /> </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"> Pure Digital Jongo S3 (£170) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Jongo’s appeal is two-fold: not only does it work as a wireless portable speaker (with 10 hours of audio playback via its built-in battery), it can also be set up as part of a multi-room music system.</p> <p>For multi-room, there’s no limit to how many Jongos you can add to the system and they can be set up with independent volume levels if you wish. They can also be set to play different tracks simultaneously, although in that case a different source device (i.e. phone or tablet) is required for each song.</p> <p>Wireless audio comes courtesy of either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, the latter being available when both a Jongo and a phone, tablet or computer are sharing a wireless network.</p> <p>And audio quality? The Jongo does a fine job with most material thanks to its taut, controlled bass, clear detail and lack of brightness in the high frequency range.</p> <p><a href="http://www.pure.com/product/jongo-s340b-vl-61996/">Pure Digital</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="Pure Digital Jongo S3 " alt="Pure Digital Jongo S3 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pure-jongo-s3.jpg?1383469381" /> </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"> Libratone Zipp (£370) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, it’s pricey, but the Zipp – so called because it, er, has a zip on the outside that allows you to whip off the fuzzy cover and replace it with a different coloured fuzzy cover – delivers excellent sound. Despite its diminutive size, the furry cylindrical speaker pumps out punchy beats and detailed vocals loud enough to fill a decent-sized room.</p> <p>It doesn’t support Bluetooth, instead offering a choice between AirPlay (compatible with iOS gear and any computer running iTunes), DLNA and Libratone’s proprietary PlayDirect. The latter allows you to set up a direct wireless connection from a PC or iOS or Android device, so you don’t need the Zipp and the source to be connected to the same home network. It also supports USB audio and there’s a 3.5mm port for wired stereo sources.</p> <p>The Zipp packs a four-hour battery, so its longevity isn’t quite as impressive as some others here. On the plus side, its leather strap makes it easy to carry around, and looks rather natty too.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/libratone/libratone-zipp/review">Libratone</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="Libratone Zipp" alt="Libratone Zipp" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/libratone-zipp.jpg?1383469381" /> </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"> JBL Flip (£100) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Flip is another cylindrical speaker that can be set up either vertically or horizontally (we found it performs slightly better vertically, because the speaker is tilted more towards the listener’s ears). It’s a tidy, compact product with solid build quality and an unfussy design.</p> <p>It offers Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming (as well as a customary 3.5mm wired input), and features a built-in battery that’ll be good for around five hours of music playback (it takes about three hours to charge).</p> <p>The Flip benefits from what our chums at What Hi-Fi? describe as an “inviting, rhythmic delivery”. In spite of its diminutive size it presents a large, lively sound with clarity and dynamism and only a hint of harshness at the top end.</p> <p><a href="http://uk.jbl.com/jbl_product_detail_uk/jbl-flip-blk.html">JBL</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="JBL Flip" alt="JBL Flip" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jbl-flip.jpg?1383469381" /> </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> Cambridge Audio Hi-Fi & Streaming JBL Libratone Lists Pure Sony Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:55:30 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1428614 at http://www.stuff.tv 17 ways to be the worst person on Facebook http://www.stuff.tv/facebook/17-ways-be-worst-person-facebook/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How to lose friends and irritate people </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="Facebook" alt="Facebook" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/facebook-thumbs-down.jpg?1383181727" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Advertisers, Mark Zuckerberg’s bank manager and the US security services all agree: Facebook is a wonderful thing.</p> <p>But what if, as Robert Kilroy Silk might put it, you’re not there to share, but to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGU5A0nPHsI">shaft</a>? How would you behave if you came to Facebook not to enjoy it, but to destroy it? We think you’d act rather like this.</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/garymarshall" title="View user profile.">garymarshall</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"> 1. Spoil TV shows </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’s the show everyone is talking about. It doesn’t hit Netflix for another nine hours. You torrented the US broadcast at 2am and now you’ll make damn sure that all your friends wake up to discover that, OMG, Skyler cooked Walt in a pot, ate his brains and stole all his drugs. [No, that isn’t really how it ends. What kind of people do you think we are?]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Breaking Bad" alt="Breaking Bad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/breaking-bad_0.jpg?1383181727" /> </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"> 2. Circulating the crazy </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>Coke is made of rats’ wee! Facebook wants to ban pictures of nativity scenes! Bulgarians are kidnapping our cats! Don’t let “facts” and “science” and “the Daily Mail made it up” get in the way of your scaremongering: just chuck any old garbage into your news feed, use the most inflammatory language imaginable and refuse to listen to reason.</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="Newspapers" alt="Newspapers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/scaremongering.jpg?1383181727" /> </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"> 3. Inspiring everyone </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 News Feed isn’t a News Feed if it doesn’t contain at least 300 trite bumper-sticker quotes rendered in horrible fonts over pictures of sunsets, clouds and angels. The less sense they make, the better: why not put “My favourite colour is October” over a picture of an angry monkey?</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="Ghastly inspirational quotes" alt="Ghastly inspirational quotes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ghastly-inspirational-quotes.jpg?1383181727" /> </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"> 4. Liveblogging your kids </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There’s nothing more fascinating than other people’s kids - so why not post real-time updates of every single unremarkable thing your offspring does? No detail is too small to share, and of course one day, when he or she is all grown up, there won’t be any embarrassment, fury or vows to put you in a home at the first sign of drooling.</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/facebook-kids.jpg?1383181727" /> </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"> 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"> 5. Offering inappropriate opinions </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>Friends posting photos? Why not comment on their imperfections or outfits, or go into great detail about the rude things you’d like to do to the other person in the photo? Inappropriate sexual comments are particularly effective when the other person is their partner, priest or pet.&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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/facebookcomment.jpg?1383181727" /> </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"> 6. Telling the truth about their baby photos </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What are they going to do, come round and fight you? They’re new parents! They’re so tired they can barely stand up!</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="Annoying baby" alt="Annoying baby" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/annoying-baby.jpg?1383181727" /> </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"> 7. Being melodramatic and mysterious </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>Give just enough information to be intriguing, but not so much that anybody has the faintest idea what or who you’re talking about. “I can’t BELIEVE he did that!” is good. “Someone’s going to get what they deserve. You know who you are” is even better.</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vague-update.jpg?1383181727" /> </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"> 8. Posting terrible things </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 Facebook scandal <em>du jour</em> is people posting beheading videos, which Facebook says is okay provided you’re doing it to show how much you hate people being beheaded. That probably means it’s okay to post all kinds of gore on your feed, especially around mealtimes and first thing in the morning when people are checking Facebook on the train. Whatever you do, though, don’t post photos of breastfeeding, because the sight of a nipple is <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/14/breastfeeding-pictures-poses-facebook-bans">far, far worse</a> than video of people getting their heads chopped off.</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/censored.jpg?1383181727" /> </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"> 9. Silently stalking </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>Pick one person in your friends list and make sure you never miss a single thing they post. Then, whenever they update anything, Like it. Never comment, or reply, or interact in any other way. Just Like. Photo of their gran? Like. Comment on someone else’s baby photo? Like. Heartfelt cry of alienation and despair? Like.&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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/slenderman-20235-1600x1200.jpg?1383181727" /> </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"> 10. Uploading everything </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>Don’t bother editing your holiday photos: just upload the lot, so everyone can see all 700 photos you took of a sardine when you were swimming. Give it a few days and then start posting passive-aggressive messages about the lack of comments, Likes and shares you’ve received.</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/facebook-holiday.jpg?1383181727" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 11. Terrible tagging </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Once you’ve uploaded those photos, don’t forget to tag them - even if nobody you know is in them, and the people in the photos don’t look anything like the people you’re tagging. Bonus points if you also post one of those cartoons and tag your friends according to their character traits.</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/southpark-tag-your-friends.jpg?1383181727" /> </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"> 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"> 12. Bringing politics into everything (see also, Jesus) </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>To them, it’s a perfectly innocuous picture of their dog. To you, it’s an opportunity: dog means tramp means Welfare State or coalition cuts or whatever particular political point you want to score, and you’ve got the links and charts to prove it. The same technique also works very well with religion: “he looks so patient and caring and he has a wet nose, just like Jesus!”</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/politics.jpg?1383181727" /> </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"> 13. Cross-posting from Twitter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>in reverse chronological order. #fb</p> <p>into seven individual status updates that appear #fb</p> <p>that break a single, relatively uninteresting post #fb</p> <p>with automated cross-posts from Twitter #fb</p> <p>It’s much better to pollute everybody’s screen #fb</p> <p>Normal status updates are no fun. #fb</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/FB-Tag-Tweets-to-Facebook.jpg?1383181727" /> </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"> 15. Going comping crazy </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>Comping - entering competitions - can be fun, but it’s even more fun now that you have to Like and Share Tom’s World of Toilets every day for a fortnight on the off-chance that you might win an iPad. Between competition Likes and shares, app invitations and Page recommendations, it’s possible to fill everyone’s feed with fluff with very little effort. And who knows, you might win that iPad too.&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="Facebook competitions" alt="Facebook competitions" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/facebook-competition.jpg?1383181727" /> </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"> 16. Deleting comments </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There’s something uniquely unnerving about disappearing Facebook comments, and provided they’re on your posts it can be you that’s doing the disappearing. This one’s at its most effective when there’s no apparent logic, rhyme or reason to your choices.</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/delete-comment.jpg?1383181727" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-15"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 17. Falling out and making up again </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>Couples’ Facebook arguments are bad enough, but if you really want to get people hiding your posts you need to up the ante and make up in public too. “Snookums, I’m sowwy. I want you, and I’m not wearing pants” should do the trick.</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/facebook-argument.jpg?1383181727" /> </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/facebook/17-ways-be-worst-person-facebook/feature#comments Facebook Lists Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:17:39 +0000 Stephen Graves 1428574 at http://www.stuff.tv How to make a short film: 11 pro tips for movie-making http://www.stuff.tv/how-make-film-stuffs-pro-tips-movie-making/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Short films are today&#039;s medium of choice for inventive storytellers. Stuff&#039;s resident movie mogul Stephen Graves shows how to direct your own mini masterpiece </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="&#039;63 Comet&#039;, Directed by Jason McKee" alt="&#039;63 Comet&#039;, Directed by Jason McKee" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/63-Comet.jpg?1384859120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Fancy yourself as the next Spielberg or Scorsese?</p> <p>It's easier than ever to make a film – new technologies have brought costs down, while the internet's made it possible to track down like-minded film-makers instead of toiling away on your own.</p> <p>Here's how to get started… &nbsp;</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/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</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"> What happens when? </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>Making a film is divided into three stages – pre-production (scripting, raising funds and planning), production (shooting the film) and post-production (editing, grading and visual effects). What you do before the camera starts rolling is as important as what you do on the day. Script and storyboard your film, make sure you've budgeted for all your needs and get copyright clearances for visuals and music – otherwise you might not be able to show your film in festivals or get distribution.</p> <p>Probably the most important part of the process is writing the script – you can take the best actors and the most expensive kit, and still make a bad film if the script isn't up to scratch. It's also the cheapest part to fix, so take your time over it.</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="A Stitch In Time (dir. Stephen Graves)" alt="A Stitch In Time (dir. Stephen Graves)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ASIT---Film-image-8.jpg?1384859120" /> </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="A Stitch In Time (dir. Stephen Graves)" alt="A Stitch In Time (dir. Stephen Graves)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ASIT---Director.jpg?1384859120" /> </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="Fred&#039;s Shed" alt="Fred&#039;s Shed" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/script.jpg?1384859120" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Everyone starts small </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 common mistake is being overambitious," says <a href="http://www.virginmediashorts.co.uk/">Virgin Media Shorts</a> winner <a href="http://www.jasonwingard.co.uk/">Jason Wingard</a>. "I have seen first time film makers trying to shoot 20-30 min dramas or even features far too early. &nbsp;Shoot something simple."</p> <p>Spike Island director <a href="http://www.pulsefilms.com/mat-whitecross/#top">Mat Whitecross</a> agrees. "The mistakes I made tended to be trying to cram a narrative for a 2-hour feature into a ten minute film. The best shorts tend to be more like poetry versus the novelistic qualities of a feature. You can be elliptical and allusive - let the audience fill in the gaps."</p> <p>If they haven't convinced you, remember: almost every great film-maker started out making short films. Check out Martin Scorsese's <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDVwYXHSrbc">What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?</a>, Christopher Nolan's <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WhKt_CkXD0">Doodlebug</a>, Wes Anderson's <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yrt-ZKa4u0k">Bottle Rocket</a> and Neill Blomkamp's <a href="http://vimeo.com/1431107">Alive in Joburg</a> for inspiration.</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/-WhKt_CkXD0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> Location, location, location </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>Draw up a list of available locations (home, workplace, etc) and write around them. Even mundane locations can be made interesting with a clever script – look at films like Primer (set mainly in a suburban house and garage) and Following (set mostly in houses and flats, with a couple of key scenes shot after hours in a nightclub).</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/4CC60HJvZRE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Embrace your limitations </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Make a list of the resources you have available to you and work out what sort of story you can tell with them. Got access to an unusual location or prop? Make it the centrepiece of your film.</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 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"> 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"> Kit list </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>All you really need is a camera of some sort – there are some film competitions where you shoot on a single Super 8 film cartridge, editing in-camera. It's even possible to make your film on a smartphone.&nbsp;</p> <p>You may not have a RED Epic, but film-makers are increasingly using DSLR cameras like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/canon/canon-unleashes-eos-5d-mark-iii/news">Canon 5D Mark III</a>. You can even kit out your iPhone 5s with lenses that use a 37mm screw-on mount using the <a href="http://smartphocus.com/phocus-2-lens-bundle-for-iphone-5/">Phocus 2 case</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>"I have seen many films shot on smart phones that look fantastic," says Jason Wingard. "There are some real benefits to shooting on a phone – and the microphones in smart phones are also very good. Essentially a smart phone can also be used as a radio mic."</p> <p>And if you do got he smartphone route, you're in good company; both Oldboy director <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tRlqPQ7dAw">Park Chan-wook</a> and Dead Man's Shoes director <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5wMvyVJYlg">Shane Meadows</a> have shot films on phones.</p> <p>To give your film a professional gloss, you'll want a tripod and lights, sound recorder and some sort of editing software.&nbsp;</p> <p>"Make sure you record good sound – it's just as important as the pictures," notes Mat Whitecross.</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="Raindance Film School" alt="Raindance Film School" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/RD_Short_film_proj.jpg?1384859120" /> </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="Phocus 2 case for iPhone 5s" alt="Phocus 2 case for iPhone 5s" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smart-phocus-2.jpg?1384859120" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scene by scene </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Rewatch your favourite scenes from film and examine them in detail. What do the characters want, and what's stopping them from achieving their goal? How has the cinematographer shot it and lit it? What choices have the actors made to depict their characters? How has the director used vision, sound and cuts to tell the story of the scene?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset 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"> Use what you need </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>Don't go hiring kit on the off chance that you'll need it. Work out what you need to achieve the shots you want – like a dolly for tracking shots, or a macro lens for close-ups.</p> <p>And don't be afraid to improvise. Sam Raimi famously stuck a camera to a plank for tracking shots in The Evil Dead. Nowadays there are lots more low-cost options for film-makers – like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/parrot-ardrone-20/review">Parrot AR Drone 2.0</a>, which now features a <a href="http://ardrone2.parrot.com/apps/director-mode/">Director Mode</a> for sweeping aerial shots.</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/EROI-d6mkPc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> Network! </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>You'll need a crew – the absolute basics are a producer to handle the budget, a director to spend it, a cinematographer to light the scene and operate the camera, a sound recorder, and an editor to cut the film. Of course, you can double up on these roles.&nbsp;</p> <p>Fortunately, it's easier than ever to find fellow film-makers. "Film events are great to meet other film makers," says Jason Wingard. "In addition to that there are loads of forums and web sites that allow for film networking. &nbsp;Above everything else though, if you really want to meet like minded people get on a film-making course or just nab a camera and start shooting. It won't take long before you meet like minded people."&nbsp;</p> <p>Websites like <a href="https://shootingpeople.org/home">shootingpeople.org</a> and <a href="http://www.raindance.org/">raindance.org</a> are a good starting point – with the help of the internet, you should be able to assemble a team in no time. So get out there and make your film – and, as Mat Whitecross notes, "Don't forget to take the lens cap off."&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Jason Wingard is a previous winner of the Virgin Media Shorts short film competition. The 2013 winners will be announced on November 7th at the BFI IMAX, for more details, visit: <a href="http://www.virginmediashorts.co.uk">virginmediashorts.co.uk</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Stephen Graves is putting his money where his mouth is and is making a short film, Fred's Shed. Find out more <a href="http://fredsshedfilm.wordpress.com">here</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="Raindance Film School" alt="Raindance Film School" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/RD_film_centre.jpg?1384859120" /> </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"> 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 book: Into the Woods by John Yorke (£11) </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>Former Channel 4 head of drama and controller of BBC drama production Yorke sets out to analyse the patterns behind storytelling, explaining why the fundamentals of narrative have remained the same from Aristotle to Aaron Sorkin. A great starting point for anyone wanting to create a story.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Into-The-Woods-Journey-Story/dp/1846146437">amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/into-the-woods.jpg?1384859120" /> </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"> The website: Shooting People (£8/month) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A great resource for film-makers, Shooting People connects you with cast and crew, serves up monthly film competitions for members, and nets you discounts on entry fees to film festivals. It also features lots of resources for film-makers, including a comprehensive events calendar, blogs and Q&amp;A section.</p> <p><a href="https://shootingpeople.org/home">shootingpeople.org</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Shooting People" alt="Shooting People" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/shooting-people.jpg?1384859120" /> </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"> THE FILM: Side by Side (£15) </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>Keanu Reeves' absorbing documentary finds the actor canvassing some of Hollywood's top directors – including Martin Scorsese, David Fincher and Christopher Nolan – for their opinions on the shift from film to digital. Its account of how digital film-making has democratised the industry makes for inspirational viewing.</p> <p><a href="http://sidebysidethemovie.com/">sidebysidethemovie.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Rr1l1NgQH4s" 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"><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"> Next stop, Hollywood: 11 movie-making tips </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/how-make-film-stuffs-pro-tips-movie-making/feature#comments Film and TV Lists Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:53:32 +0000 Stephen Graves 1428533 at http://www.stuff.tv The Weekend Spend: Six (six six) spooky objects you can pick up for £50 or less http://www.stuff.tv/weekend-spend-six-six-six-spooky-objects-you-can-pick-50-or-less/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Money burning a hole in your pocket? IT MAY BE POSSESSED. Get rid of it by spending it on these Halloween horrors </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 Wicker Man" alt="The Wicker Man" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/the-Wicker-Man-01.jpg?1382697526" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Halloween is almost upon us – so we've rounded up some chillingly cheap bargains for you.</p> <p>Dare you enter… The Weekend Spend?</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/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</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"> Halloween 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray (£15) </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>John Carpenter's iconic horror film defined the slasher genre: implacable killer Michael Myers slaughters his way through a neighbourhood's worth of teenagers until only Jamie Lee Curtis is left to stop him. Its eerie Panaglide shots, haunting theme and unforgettable opening sequence have lost none of their power 35 years on.&nbsp;</p> <p>For this anniversary Blu-ray, cinematographer Dean Cundey worked on the transfer, while an additional 7.1 audio mix supplements the original mono soundtrack.</p> <p>Shun the inferior remakes and sequels, and let Halloween terrify you all over again.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Halloween-Steelbook-35th-Anniversary-Blu-ray/dp/B00EDM2QS0/ref=sr_1_17?m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&amp;s=dvd&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1382624501&amp;sr=1-17">amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Halloween 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray" alt="Halloween 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/halloween-blu-ray.jpg?1382697526" /> </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"> Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard by Kim Newman (£10) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the Anno Dracula series, Kim Newman imagines a world in which Dracula won – instead of being undone by the "unlikely pursuit of the wife of a provincial solicitor." In this, the long-awaited fourth volume, Dracula himself is long gone – but his undead son-in-darkness Johnny Alucard is on a mission to inherit his throne.</p> <p>Set across the 1970s and 1980s, Johnny Alucard deftly weaves real history into his alternate universe – taking in everything from Studio 54 to Live Aid. A regular in the pages of Empire and Sight &amp; Sound, Newman also freely pilfers (vampirically) from literature and the cinema, riffing on Coppola's Apocalypse Now and Boogie Nights, among others. A bloody good read.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anno-Dracula-Alucard-Kim-Newman/dp/1783290994">amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard by Kim Newman " alt="Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard by Kim Newman " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/anno-dracula-johnny-alucard-book.jpg?1382697526" /> </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"> Kong Tower Kitchen Roll Holder (£15) </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>"Ladies and gentlemen, look at Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World." He was a king and a god in the world he knew, but now he comes to civilisation merely a plastic novelty figure. This towering effort features the ample ape atop your kitchen roll holder, where he can swat at tiny biplanes to his heart's content.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.selfridges.com/en/Home-Tech/Categories/NEW-IN/Kong-Tower-kitchen-roll-holder_387-3000131-JA0005/">selfridges.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Kong Tower Kitchen Roll Holder " alt="Kong Tower Kitchen Roll Holder " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/kong-towel-holder.jpg?1382697526" /> </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"> 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"> Damned (PC, £12) </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 multiplayer game, available on Steam Early Access, puts up to four players in the shoes of a luckless victim in a horror story – with one player taking on the role of the monster that's hunting them.</p> <p>The monster can switch between an invisible form, in which it can't harm or see the other players, and a corporeal body – which it can only maintain for a short time. It's basically an extended, spooky take on hide and seek – and it's set in randomly-generated maps, so you get a different experience every time you play.</p> <p><a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/251170">store.steampowered.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fMQ9RlcJ7-0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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 Wicker Man 40th Anniversary Edition 3-disc Blu-ray (£30) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Forget the laughable Nicolas Cage remake – the original version of The Wicker Man is one of the most genuinely eerie horror films ever made. As stuffy, uptight policeman Sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward) investigates the disappearance of a young girl on the remote Summer Isle, he soon discovers that its pagan inhabitants are not all they seem.</p> <p>To say any more would spoil it, but horror veteran Christopher Lee – who stars as Lord Summerisle – cites it as his favourite film out of all the ones he's worked on. And if you can't trust Dracula, who can you trust?</p> <p>The film was chopped up by its distributors, but the new Blu-ray release uses material sourced from the Harvard University archive to restore it to its original (hand of) glory.&nbsp;Check out horror expert David Miller's overview of the film, and its impact, <a href="http://www.howtoliveit.co.uk/2013/10/17/40-years-of-the-wicker-man/">here</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Wicker-Man-Anniversary-Edition/dp/B00E5BTJGG">amazon.co.uk</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 Wicker Man 40th Anniversary Edition 3-disc Blu-ray" alt="The Wicker Man 40th Anniversary Edition 3-disc Blu-ray" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/the-wicker-man.jpg?1382697526" /> </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"> Zombies!!! board game (£22) </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>Having a spooky night in? This classic board game is a no-brainer. It tasks you and up to four other players with surviving the zombie apocalypse and reaching the helipad (or killing 25 zombies); get caught by one of the shuffling undead and you're booted back to the starting square and lose half your zombie kills.</p> <p>Once you reach the later stages of the game, you need to keep an eye on fellow survivors – betrayals are as commonplace as in a George Romero movie. Don't fancy faffing about with a physical board? You can also pick the game up as an <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/zombies!!!/id624151138">iOS app</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://forbiddenplanet.com/5491-zombies-core-rules/">forbiddenplanet.com</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="Zombies!!! board game" alt="Zombies!!! board game" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/zombies-board-game.jpg?1382697526" /> </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/weekend-spend-six-six-six-spooky-objects-you-can-pick-50-or-less/feature#comments Lists Weekend Spend Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:32:29 +0000 Stephen Graves 1428394 at http://www.stuff.tv Swipe to unlock: 5 incredible games that you can only play on your smartphone http://www.stuff.tv/6-innovative-mobile-games-you-cant-play-anything-else/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cast aside your controller – these mobile games give you a unique experience you won&#039;t get on a console or PC </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="Device 6" alt="Device 6" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/device-6.jpg?1383047130" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Mobile gaming isn't all Angry Birds and tilt-to-steer racing games.</p> <p>These titles make use of your smartphone or tablet's array of sensors – and portability – to give you an experience you can't get on any other games machine. So chuck your controller, pick up your phone and get gaming.</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/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</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"> The Nightjar (iOS, £2.99) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This sci-fi adventure finds you abandoned on a crashing spaceship, with only the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch for company (realising the fantasies of countless Sherlock fans).&nbsp;</p> <p>It's a first-person survival horror game, with a twist – there are no visuals, so you have to navigate by sound alone, avoiding traps and alien beasties using your ears. <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/papa-sangre/id407536885">Papa Sangre</a>, from the same developer, uses much the same game mechanics – albeit with a voodoo twist.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/the-nightjar/id431598741">App Store</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Nightjar" alt="The Nightjar" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/the-nightjar.jpg?1383047130" /> </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"> Zombies, Run! (Android/iOS/Windows Phone, from £1.49) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Dodge zombies and shed the pounds at the same time with Zombies, Run! – it's a fitness trainer cunningly masquerading as a survival game. Your daily jog becomes a desperate dash for supplies as you struggle to outrun the flesh-eating hordes – and once you're back home, you can level up your base and build up your stats, MMORPG style.&nbsp;</p> <p>Is it a game, or a fitness tracker with a veneer of gamification? Whatever the case, if it gets you off your couch, it's a good thing.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sixtostart.zombiesrun&amp;hl=en">Google Play</a></p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/zombies-run!/id503519713">App Store</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/store/app/zombies-run/f772fc86-96dc-4093-b944-dde8fcd4e8f0">Windows Phone Store</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Zombies, Run!" alt="Zombies, Run!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/zombies-run.jpg?1383047130" /> </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"> Device 6 (iOS, £2.49) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Part novel, part text adventure, part puzzle game, this might just be the future of the written word. It follows the story of amnesiac Anna, who wakes up to find herself trapped in a strange building. As you swipe your way through the story, it'll change layout, typography and orientation depending on where the heroine's going and what she's doing – and you'll need to scroll back through the text for clues to solve the game's intricate puzzles and unpack its overarching mystery.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/device-6/id680366065?mt=8">App Store</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/hdnjXQL6Muk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> 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"> Ingress (Android, £Free) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Google's massively multiplayer AR adventure turns your walk to work into an epic struggle for the future of the human race. In the game's fiction, a team of scientists have discovered a new form of energy that increases human intellect and creativity; the Enlightened faction backs its use, while the Resistance, er, resists it.</p> <p>In the real world, you're tasked with tagging and modding portals – locations like public artworks and landmarks – in order to advance the cause of your chosen faction. Of course, sometimes the real world intruded on Google's JJ Abrams-style conspiracy narrative; the bitter rivalry between the Enlightened and the Resistance hasn't stopped the two sides periodically teaming up to create AR artworks by doodling on the game's map. </p> <p>An iOS version is due in 2014 – but just wait until it hits Google Glass.</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticproject.ingress&amp;hl=en_GB">Google Play</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/92rYjlxqypM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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 Room (Android/iOS, £1.49) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There's a box in a room. And you have to open it. Sounds simple enough, but this puzzler will draw you in with its addictive challenges. You'll have to tap at the safe to reveal hidden panels, explore the room to uncover clues, and fiddle around with keys, cogs and gears to proceed. And it's a tactile experience, one that relies on your iPad or Android phone's touchscreen (sorry iPhone users, it's iPad only) to immerse you in its intricate puzzles.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.FireproofStudios.TheRoom&amp;hl=en_GB">Google Play</a></p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/the-room/id552039496">App Store</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5TcG8gYO7ow" 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"><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"> 5 innovative, unique smartphone games </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"> Innovative games for phone fans </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/6-innovative-mobile-games-you-cant-play-anything-else/feature#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Lists Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:43:18 +0000 Stephen Graves 1428071 at http://www.stuff.tv Best budget TVs under £500 http://www.stuff.tv/best-budget-tvs-under-500/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Want a superb tellybox that&#039;ll leave your piggy bank intact? Look no further – we&#039;ve rounded up the best screens available for bargain-basement prices </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="Samsung UE42F5000" alt="Samsung UE42F5000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-UE42F5000.jpg?1382030021" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As long as you’re not concerned about having the biggest, or slimmest, or brainiest television on the market, there are TV bargains to be had.&nbsp;</p> <p>From handy 22in screens to 50in whoppers, brilliant picture quality (and, in some instances, excellent online functions and even 3D) can be yours for under £500 – considerably under, in some cases. Here are the ones that we think are most deserving of (just a bit of) your hard-earned.</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/simon-lucas" title="View user profile.">Simon Lucas</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"> Hannspree SL22DMBB (£140) </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>Best for: out-and-out bargain hunters </strong></p> <p>No, 22 inches isn’t all that big a screen. No, it doesn’t have high-def tuners. No, there aren’t all that many inputs. But judged on pure picture quality across TV, DVD and Blu-ray, the Hannspree delivers possibly the best value of all these televisions. The full-HD screen is bright and colourful, movement is stable, and contrasts are clean and strong. So forget the thrills (and, let’s be honest, the looks) and the SL22DMBB performs like quite the bargain.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.debenhamsplus.com/DE_Hannspree_TVs___LCD_30038952/version.asp?refsource=DEadwords&amp;crtag=DE&amp;gclid=CM6uq-ilnroCFbLHtAodGhoAQg">debenhamsplus.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Hannspree SL22DMBB" alt="Hannspree SL22DMBB" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hanspree-SL22DMBB.jpg?1382030021" /> </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"> Toshiba 32L6353 (£350) </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>Best for: online entertainment </strong></p> <p>There’s a lot to be said for the brilliant performance/price ratio Toshiba has achieved with the 32L6353, and its picture-making ability (especially the vibrancy of its colours and the level of detail on offer) is certainly worthy of praise. But it’s the depth of the Toshiba’s online versatility that’s the ace up its sleeve – Netflix, Blinkbox, Vimeo, YouTube, Deezer, iPlayer, Skype among other are all available, and wirelessly. Plus the Tosh is happy for you to stream from any DLNA-certified device on your network.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/51872723/858619892/Toshiba-32L6353DB-32-Full-HD-LED-TV-with-Freeview-HD/ListingDetails.html?searchstring=Toshiba+32L6353+&amp;searchsource=0&amp;searchtype=allproducts&amp;urlrefer=search
Best for: online entertainment">play.com</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="Toshiba 32L6353" alt="Toshiba 32L6353" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Toshiba-32L6353.jpg?1382030021" /> </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"> Panasonic TX-L32E6B (£380) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Best for: imperious picture quality </strong></p> <p>There’s something almost unnerving about how accomplished this Panasonic is at the price. Sure, the sound is pretty horrific and it could look better with standard-def TV broadcasts, but in every other respect the TX-L32E6B is an absolute belter. High-def pictures are more detailed than a patholgist’s report, the colour palette is judged just so, and contrasts are punchy. Add in a good control app, decent interface and slim, shiny chassis and the Panasonic’s a steal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.johnlewis.com/panasonic-viera-tx-l32e6b-led-hd-1080p-smart-tv-32-with-freeview-hd/p424246">johnlewis.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic TX-L32E6B" alt="Panasonic TX-L32E6B" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-tx-l32e6b.jpg?1382030021" /> </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"> 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"> Samsung UE42F5000 (£400) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Best for: no-frills value</strong></p> <p>Samsung’s range of TVs is extensive (in the same way Nic Cage’s range of terrible films is extensive), and the F5000 is towards the entry level. So there’s no smart functionality here, and only a couple of HDMI inputs. But your £400 buys a slim, elegant 42in LED-backlit screen that serves up beautifully balanced pictures from any and every source. It’s a particularly good bet for gamers, as its response times are impressive in the extreme. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9159031.htm?CMPID=GS001&amp;_$ja=cgid:7388352062|tsid:41408|cid:152482622|lid:50304436142|nw:g|crid:30717392702|rnd:9572988801848934710|dvc:c|adp:1o2|kw:">argos.com</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="1515" height="1080" title="Samsung UE42F5000" alt="Samsung UE42F5000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-ue42f5000.jpg?1382030021" /> </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"> Panasonic TX-P50X60B (£400) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Best for: maximum screen-size/minimum outlay </strong></p> <p>Sure, you could dwell on the things the Panasonic isn’t. It isn’t Smart, for example. It isn’t 3D. Heck, it isn’t even Full HD. But that’s to miss the point somewhat. What makes the TX-P50X60B a simply outstanding buy is the huge discrepancy between the Pana’s screen size (massive) and price tag (tiny). When you’re enjoying those big, detailed, colourful and (above all) big pictures, the relative lack of resolution isn’t even going to be an issue.</p> <p><a href="http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-blu-ray/televisions/large-screen-tvs-32-and-over/panasonic-viera-tx-p50x60b-50-plasma-tv-21289369-pdt.html">currys.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic TX-P50X60B" alt="Panasonic TX-P50X60B" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-TX-P50X60B.jpg?1382030021" /> </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"> Philips 32PFL4258T (£430) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Best for: TV enthusiasts</strong></p> <p>It might seem a strange thing to say, but a lot of new televisions don’t get used as televisions. They get used for watching Blu-rays or streaming from Netflix or for playing games on. And don’t misunderstand us, the Philips is great for those things – but it’s also a really, REALLY accomplished television. Both standard-def and high-def broadcasts look amazingly detailed and stable, and thanks to punchy bright whites and deep blacks it’s an exciting watch too.</p> <p><a href="http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Search/searchTerms/PHILIPS+32PFL4258T.htm">argos.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips 32PFL4258T" alt="Philips 32PFL4258T" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips-32PFL4258T-.jpg?1382030021" /> </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"> 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"> LG 42LN575V (£470) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Best for: an all-round experience</strong></p> <p>If it’s not enough to have a TV – if it has to have some whistles and bells attached – don’t look any further. This LG LED-backlit LCD is packing plenty of functionality, of which integrated wi-fi, USB recording, 3 HDMI inputs, Freeview HD tuner and a wealth of easy-to-access smart features are among the most obvious. And none of these features appear at the expense of picture quality, which is stable, vivid and completely absorbing throughout.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.johnlewis.com/store/lg-42ln575v-led-hd-1080p-smart-tv-42-with-freeview-hd/p425776?navAction=jump&amp;_requestid=373599#default">johnlewis.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG 42LN575V" alt="LG 42LN575V" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-42LN575V.jpg?1382030021" /> </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"> Samsung UE32F6400 (£470) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Best for: straightforward desirability </strong></p> <p>The list of what the Samsung will do you for you (including provide excellent catch-up TV services, voice control, thoroughly accomplished pictures in both 2D and 3D, and remarkably coherent sound by flatscreen standards) is extensive. What’s less tangible but equally is true is just how desirable the UE32F6400 is. Super-slim, with a really narrow bezel and an elegant ‘claw’ stand, it looks the business even before you turn it on.</p> <p><a href="http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-blu-ray/televisions/large-screen-tvs-32-and-over/samsung-ue32f6400-smart-3d-32-led-tv-21255340-pdt.html">currys.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung UE32F6400" alt="Samsung UE32F6400" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-UE32F6400.jpg?1382030021" /> </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"> LG 50PA650T (£500) </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>Best for: huge high-def thrills</strong></p> <p>Yes, this 50in LG plasma’s a fair bit more expensive than the 50in Panasonic plasma in this list. But you’ll find the extra outlay has gone on the right stuff – namely a full-HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. For £500 (or less if you’re dogged), LG will sell you a big, good-looking and well-made plasma TV that can deliver detailed pictures, an easy-to-use EPG and Freeview HD reception. There’s really no arguing with it at the money.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-50PA650T-50-inch-Plasma-Freeview/dp/B007K4V2GK">amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG 50PA650T" alt="LG 50PA650T" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-50PA650T.jpg?1382030021" /> </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/best-budget-tvs-under-500/feature#comments Lists TVs Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:11:44 +0000 Stephen Graves 1428023 at http://www.stuff.tv The Weekend Spend – 5 ace objects you can pick up for £50 or less http://www.stuff.tv/weekend-spend-5-ace-objects-you-can-pick-50-or-less/feature-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Got a few spare notes burning a hole in your pocket? Here&#039;s how to spend them </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="Lexon Flow radio" alt="Lexon Flow radio" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Lexon-Flow-Radio.jpg?1382093969" /> </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"><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"> Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation (US$75/£47) </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 href="http://iconicbook.com/">iconicbook.com</a></p> <p>Love it or loathe it, there's no denying that Apple has produced some beautiful hardware, from the Snow White design language of the 1980s to Jony Ive's translucent iMacs and glass-and-aluminium iPhones. This coffee-table tome celebrates 35 years of Apple industrial design with 150,000 photos of its products – perfect for Apple fans and design geeks alike. Got more to spend? There's a US$300 version that comes in a beige plastic case styled like an Apple II.</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="Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation" alt="Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iconic-book-01.jpg?1382093969" /> </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="Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation" alt="Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iconic-book-02.jpg?1382093969" /> </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="Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation" alt="Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iconic-book-03.jpg?1382093969" /> </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"> Cubic mathematical chalkboard clock (£30) </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 href="http://www.selfridges.com/en/Home-Tech/Categories/NEW-IN/Mathematical-chalkboard-clock_387-3000131-15076/">Selfridges.co.uk</a></p> <p>This wall clock lets you divvy up your day using SCIENCE and MATHS. It also means you have an excuse when you're late – "Honestly, I thought it was five past -8=2-x…"</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="Cubic mathematical chalkboard clock" alt="Cubic mathematical chalkboard clock" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/cubic-mathematical-chalkboard-clock.jpg?1382093969" /> </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"> Doctor Who: The Enemy of The World/The Web of Fear (£10) </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 href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/tv-season/id704921951?affId=1736887">iTunes</a>&nbsp;(The Enemy of the World)</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/tv-season/id704945256?affId=1736887">iTunes</a> (The Web of Fear)</p> <p>The BBC's managed to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/lost-time-how-bbc-recovered-9-missing-doctor-who-episodes/news">recover nine long-lost episodes of 1960s Doctor Who</a>, (almost) completing two stories – and they're available to download now on iTunes.</p> <p>The Enemy of the World is a groovy '60s spy adventure jam-packed with hilarious "futuristic" fashions from the far-distant year of 2018, with Patrick Troughton taking on the dual role of Doctor Who and his evil double, Salamander. The Web of Fear, meanwhile, finds the time traveller doing battle with endearingly cuddly robot Yeti as they attack the London Underground.</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/GPm6zcy_6j0" 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="Doctor Who: The Enemy of The World" alt="Doctor Who: The Enemy of The World" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dr-who-04_0.jpg?1382093969" /> </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"> Lexon Flow radio (£50) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.giftswithstyle.co.uk/products/Lexon-Flow-Radio.html?gclid=CJKBuu7MjroCFfMQtAodPVkADg#fo_c=91&amp;fo_k=42c23687b60f9a7d0ce08b61d1905d64&amp;fo_s=gplauk">giftswithstyle.co.uk</a></p> <p>This radio doesn't offer much in the way of features – it's FM only, and you can forget about DAB or streaming; the only concession to modern tech is the aux in jack for your MP3 player. But it looks gorgeous – designer Philip Wong has stripped the radio back to basics with a transparent casing and brightly coloured components. Stick it in your kitchen, tune in to The Archers and admire it from afar.&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="Lexon Flow radio" alt="Lexon Flow radio" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lexon-Flow-Radio.jpg?1382093969" /> </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"> Much Ado About Nothing Blu-ray (£13) </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 href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00C2A4SX6/ref=s9_simh_gw_p74_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&amp;pf_rd_s=center-2&amp;pf_rd_r=13YX3FK6ZHX3776463XE&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=430153987&amp;pf_rd_i=468294">amazon.co.uk</a></p> <p>Get your geek on with Joss "Avengers Assemble" Whedon's take on Shakespeare. Filmed in just 12 days in the director's own house, Much Ado couldn't be more different from the blockbuster superheroics of his Marvel Studios efforts – it's a small-scale, black-and-white chamber piece that draws on the stable of actors from Whedon's previous TV series.</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="Much Ado About Nothing Blu-ray" alt="Much Ado About Nothing Blu-ray" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/much-ado.jpg?1382093969" /> </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 Weekend Spend </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"> 5 ace objects you can pick up for £50 or less </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/weekend-spend-5-ace-objects-you-can-pick-50-or-less/feature-1#comments Lists Weekend Spend Fri, 11 Oct 2013 12:10:24 +0000 Stephen Graves 1427791 at http://www.stuff.tv The 14 best music creation apps for iPhone and Android: how to re-make history’s greatest music with your phone http://www.stuff.tv/14-best-music-creation-apps-iphone-and-android-how-re-make-history-s-greatest-music-your-phone/featu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Autotune, echoes, rock guitars and rappers&#039; delights – the tools you need to create a classic track of your very own </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 14 best music creation apps for iPhone and Android" alt="The 14 best music creation apps for iPhone and Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/14-best-music-apps.jpg?1381764283" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Humans have always used technology to broaden their musical palettes, from the earliest drums to today's digital delights - and some technologies transformed music altogether.&nbsp;</p> <p>Imagine a world without fuzzy guitars or drum machines, sampling, sequencers or AutoTune. Here are some of the sounds that changed music - and the apps that'll put them on your tablet or smartphone.</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/garymarshall" title="View user profile.">garymarshall</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"> 1. Slapback delay </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>As heard in: That's All Right Mama, Elvis</strong></p> <p>The legendary <a href="http://www.history-of-rock.com/sam_phillips_sun_records.htm">Sun Studios</a> sound of Elvis, Johnny Cash and other rock'n'roll heroes owes a lot to slapback delay, which was caused by using a tape machine that introduced a slight delay between recording and playback. The resulting effect, slapback, made songs sound much fuller and more exciting.</p> <p>Get the app:</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/spacesampler/id495952674?mt=8">SpaceSampler</a> (iOS, £1.99)</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.usbeffects&amp;hl=en_GB">usbEffects</a> (Android, £1.99)</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/yWgprZu4Hk4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2. Theremin </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>As heard in: Good Vibrations, The Beach Boys</strong></p> <p>The Theremin is your go-to instrument for spooky 1950s sci-fi B-movie soundtracks, but its most famous appearance is on Good Vibrations: it's the ee-ooooo eeeee-ooooo sound that makes the song. The theremin is popular in avant-garde and psychedelic rock too.&nbsp;</p> <p>Get the app:&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/therimax/id528864495?mt=8">Therimax</a>&nbsp;(iOS, £1.49)</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.etherophone&amp;hl=en">Etherophone</a> (Android, £Free)</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/QSLMWasU0rM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 3. Vocoder </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As heard in: Get Lucky, Daft Punk</p> <p>The vocoder was originally designed for telecommunications applications, but the things it did to voices were too much fun not to use in music too. Its first musical role was in the early 1950s, but it wasn't until Wendy Carlos and Robert Moog collaborated in 1970 that the modern vocoder really appeared. You'll hear it on the Clockwork Orange soundtrack, Kraftwerk's Autobahn album, ELO's Mr Blue Sky and countless modern pop and R&amp;B tracks.</p> <p>Get the app:&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ivoxel/id382428641?mt=8">iVoxel</a>&nbsp;(iOS, £6.99)</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mikrosonic.DroidVox&amp;hl=en">Robovox</a> (Android, £1.49)</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/h5EofwRzit0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> 4. Chorus </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>As heard in: Come As You Are, Nirvana</strong></p> <p>If you play two almost identical sounds at the same time you get a great shimmering effect, and that's what a chorus pedal is designed to produce: it's what makes the bass sound of Come As You Are so distinctive, and it's the sound of The Police's Walking On The Moon, Boston's More Than A Feeling, Crowded House's Don't Dream It's Over and pretty much every 1980s heavy metal ballad.</p> <p>Get the app:&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/amplitube-free/id373309342?mt=8">AmpliTube</a> (iOS, £Free (in-app purchases))</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.usbeffects&amp;hl=en_GB">usbEffects</a> (Android, £1.99)</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/vabnZ9-ex7o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> 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"> 5. Reverb </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>As heard in: Wicked Game, Chris Isaak</strong></p> <p>Reverb is in almost all music - sound engineers use it to make flat recording rooms sound more lifelike, and vocals without reverb tend to sound really weird - but obvious reverb can make songs sound bigger, more widescreen or just spookier. Rockabilly and surf guitar wouldn't work without it – and reverb-free dub doesn't bear thinking about.</p> <p>Get the app:&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/amplitube-free/id373309342?mt=8">AmpliTube</a> (iOS, £Free (in-app purchases))</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.usbeffects&amp;hl=en_GB">usbEffects</a> (Android, £1.99)</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/UAOxCqSxRD0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> 6. Wah </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>As heard in: Voodoo Child (Slight Return), Jimi Hendrix</strong></p> <p>The wah-wah pedal was created by accident: given the job of creating a new footswitch for a guitar amplifier, Brad J Plunkett stumbled across an interesting new effect - the "wah" that Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and thousands of other guitarists would use. But the wah wasn't just limited to guitars: it does great things to harmonicas, to brass instruments and to pianos too.</p> <p>Get the app:&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/amplitube-free/id373309342?mt=8">AmpliTube</a>&nbsp;(iOS, £Free (in-app purchases))</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.usbeffects&amp;hl=en_GB">usbEffects</a>&nbsp;(Android, £1.99)</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/qbjFTRN8auE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7. Distortion </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>As heard in: Satisfaction, The Rolling Stones</strong></p> <p>Distortion is another happy accident: in 1951, Ike Turner's guitarist Willie Kizart played through an amplifier that had been damaged in transport, producing buzzy, fuzzy tones as a result. Early rock'n'roll musicians tried all kinds of things to get distorted tones, in some cases slashing their speakers with razors to get the required sound. The advent of distortion pedals in the 1960s saved countless amps from destruction, and the sound remains a staple of metal, garage rock and anything else that needs guitars to bite. You'll often hear it used on vocals too.&nbsp;</p> <p>Get the app:&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ampkit+/id385758778?mt=8">Ampkit+</a> (iOS, £13.99)</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.usbeffects&amp;hl=en_GB">usbEffects</a> (Android, £1.99)</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/7wiy9WEeYuQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8. Overdrive </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>As heard in: Howlin' Wolf, How Many More Years</strong></p> <p>Overdrive is similar to distortion, but it's the sound of an amplifier - ideally a valve one - driven just a little bit too hard. That produces a fuzz, but it's more melodic and less harsh than distortion. Overdrives are common in the pedalboards of modern rock guitarists, often alongside harsher distortion/fuzz pedals and over-the-top heavy metal pedals.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/amplitube-free/id373309342?mt=8">AmpliTube</a>&nbsp;(iOS, £Free (in-app purchases))</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=br.com.rodrigokolb.realguitar&amp;hl=en">Real Guitar</a> (Android, £Free)</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/4Ou-6A3MKow" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> 9. Digital Delay </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>As heard in: Where The Streets Have No Name, U2</strong></p> <p>A digital delay pedal listens to what you play and plays it back at a specified time – so for example you might hit a note once and the delay then replays it sixteen times, getting quieter each time. U2's The Edge loves his delays - it's the sound of some of the band's best-loved songs - and younger musicians are fans too: more recent models, which can replay multiple loops, have been used to excellent effect by the likes of Ed Sheeran.&nbsp;</p> <p>Get the app:&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/amplitube-free/id373309342?mt=8">AmpliTube</a>&nbsp;(iOS, £Free (in-app purchases))</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.usbeffects&amp;hl=en_GB">usbEffects</a>&nbsp;(Android, £1.99)</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/GzZWSrr5wFI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> 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"> 10. Autotune </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>As heard in: everything</strong></p> <p>AutoTune was designed to fix the odd vocal problem by correcting the singer's pitch, but if you turn it up you can create really interesting effects. Artists from T-Pain to Jay-Z, Ke$ha and Cher have embraced the power of excessive AutoTune, and you'll hear it in stacks of modern R&amp;B and pop records. More often than not, though, you won't hear it at all: many so-called "real musicians" use it to fix the odd mistake in the studio, or on stage.</p> <p>Get the app:&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/i-am-t-pain-2.0/id314652382?mt=8">I Am T-Pain</a> (iOS, £1.99)</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tuneme.tuneme&amp;hl=en">Tune Me Lite</a> (Android, £Free)</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/rxRvDpF2FDA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 11. Drum Machine </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>As heard in: Blue Monday, New Order</strong></p> <p>All together now: Der der der der der der derderderderderderder der der der der der der derderderderderderder! The humble drum machine is behind some of the world's favourite music, from Sly and The Family Stone's There's a Riot Going On to Kraftwerk, rap, dour Mancunian electro-pop, drum and bass, dubstep and R&amp;B.&nbsp;</p> <p>Get the app:&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/dm1-the-drum-machine/id431573951?mt=8">DM1 </a>(iOS, £2.99)</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=electrum2.drums&amp;hl=en">Niko Electrum Drum Machine</a>&nbsp;(Android, £2.49)</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/FYH8DsU2WCk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> 12. Synthesizer </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>As heard in: Strange Days, The Doors</strong></p> <p>It seems bizarre now, but in the 1970s the Musicians' Union campaigned against the use of synthesisers, which it claimed would put real musicians - that is, ones who played instruments made of strings and wood - out of work. That may well have happened, but the arrival of synthesised musical instruments transformed music and opened up all kinds of possibilities: without synths there'd be no electronic music and rock would be dull as ditchwater.</p> <p>Get the app:&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/nlogsynth-pro/id393879841?mt=8">NLogSynth Pro</a> (iOS, £6.99)</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mikrosonic.RD3&amp;hl=en">Mikrosonic RD3</a> (Android, £1.99)</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/tb0MF1UnD3o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> 13. Sequencer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As heard in: I Feel Love, Donna Summer</p> <p>Sequencing is essentially programming for music: the musician would create a sequence, assign it to an instrument - often via MIDI, but the instrument might be a virtual one inside a music app - and start it playing. Sequencing enables musicians to play music they don't have enough hands to play in real time, and it created entire new genres: the distinctive basslines of acid house wouldn't exist without Roland's legendary sequencers, and the use of sequenced lead patterns is as important to trance music as guitar riffs are to rock.</p> <p>Get the app:</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sunvox/id324462544?mt=8">Sunvox</a>&nbsp;(iOS, £3.99)</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nanoloop&amp;hl=en_GB">Nanoloop</a> (Android, £1.50)</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/C2q2bis6eLE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> 14. Sampler </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>As heard in: Rapper's Delight, The Sugarhill Gang</strong></p> <p>Here's one for trivia fans: one of the most famous samples of all time, the sample of Chic's Good Times used in Rapper's Delight, wasn't a sample of the record: it was a replayed version of the original bassline. The song does sample Good Times' string section, though, and it's a great record to boot.&nbsp;</p> <p>Get the app:&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/samplr-touch-the-music/id560756420?mt=8">Samplr for iPad</a> (iOS, £6.99)</p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mikrosonic.SPC&amp;hl=en">Mikrosonic Music Sketchpad 2</a> (Android, £4.99)</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/ljUnyv5XUA8" 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"><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"> 14 best music-making apps </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"> Autotune, echoes, rock guitars and rappers&#039; delights </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/14-best-music-creation-apps-iphone-and-android-how-re-make-history-s-greatest-music-your-phone/featu#comments Android apps Apps and Games iOS apps Lists Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:22:42 +0000 Stephen Graves 1427732 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff's gadget gripes: when tech drives us to distraction http://www.stuff.tv/stuffs-most-hated-tech-annoyances/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From Ctrl-Alt-Delete to unskippable adverts, we&#039;ve rounded up the 20 most annoying hoops that tech manufacturers force us to jump through </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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/13-pre-installed-crap.jpg?1381310881" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Technology is fantastic – except when it’s not. For every iPad, ZX Spectrum and super-smart TV, we’re lumbered with something incredibly stupid — very often a feature of the same devices we love so much.</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/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</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"> 1. Ctrl-Alt-Delete </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>Because finger gymnastics are clearly the best solution to soft-rebooting a PC, rather than a button.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ctrl-Alt-Delete" alt="Ctrl-Alt-Delete" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/1-ctrl-alt-delete.jpg?1381310881" /> </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"> 2. Software authorisation </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>Lenslok! Stupidly long serial numbers! Online activation! Marvellous work, software companies, for punishing honest punters!</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="Software authorisation" alt="Software authorisation" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2-software-auth.jpg?1381310881" /> </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"> 3. Colour-only printing </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>Run out of colour ink? Want to print a black and white document? How about I, your trusty printer, force you to go and buy a colour ink cartridge for no reason? Mwahahaha.</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="Colour-only printing" alt="Colour-only printing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3-printer-ink.jpg?1381310881" /> </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"> 4. Online doorslams </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>You visit a mobile site. Immediately: WOULD YOU LIKE TO DOWNLOAD OUR APP? No. Sod off. And then there are the joys of being redirected to the mobile front page when you click on a direct link… &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Online doorslams" alt="Online doorslams" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4-doorslam.jpg?1381310881" /> </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"> 5. Unskippable content </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yes, your logo is lovely, dear movie studio, but must I really sit through it again? And those three-year-old adverts? And those trailers for other films I already own? And those ads warning of the dire consequences of piracy that, ironically, pirates aren't forced to sit through?</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="Unskippable content" alt="Unskippable content" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5-unskippable.jpg?1381310881" /> </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"> 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"> 6. Region-locking </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>Because no-one should be allowed to buy a film or video game in the USA and reasonably expect it to play in Europe. That’s just crazy talk. The worst contenders? Streaming video sites that will happily let you sit through their unskippable adverts before telling you that "This content cannot be viewed in your region for copyright reasons."</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="Region-locking" alt="Region-locking" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/6-not-available.jpg?1381310881" /> </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"> 7. Forced software installs </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>Install this toolbar! (We’re looking at you, Java). Install this software you don’t need! (We’re looking at you, Apple — and also quite a lot of other naughty companies).</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="Forced software installs" alt="Forced software installs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/7-toolbars.jpg?1381310881" /> </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"> 8. Stupid default save locations </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>Cheers, expensive piece of software, for assuming that because I recently opened the trash, that’s where I wanted to save my latest work. Or is that a veiled comment on its worth?</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="Stupid default save locations" alt="Stupid default save locations" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/8-default-locations.jpg?1381310881" /> </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"> 9. Bad software defaults </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>Apple forcing you to manually turn on the right-click button on its oh-so-minimalist mouse. Downloading files from IE in Windows 8 and swapping back and forth between Metro to deal with them. Anything where you manually save – because it’s not the 1990s. Argh!</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="Bad software defaults" alt="Bad software defaults" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/9-software-defaults.jpg?1381310881" /> </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"> 10. Telephone mazes </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>Press one for some options! Press two for yet more options! Press three for several more options! Awkwardly say "Yes" and "No" out loud to the automated voice on the other end of the line! Throw your phone out of the window!</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="Telephone mazes" alt="Telephone mazes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/10-telephone-mazes.jpg?1381310881" /> </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"> 11. Faxes </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>Just because.</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="Fax machine" alt="Fax machine" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/11-fax-machines.jpg?1381310881" /> </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"> 12. Captchas </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>“We need to ensure computers can’t get through this cunning registration form!” And, apparently, 97 per cent of humans, too!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/12-captcha.jpg?1381310881" /> </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"> 13. Pre-installed bloatware </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>Everyone loves cleaning their new shiny tech toy of junk they never wanted! Except when it can’t be removed — everyone loves that even more! Has anyone actually used Apple's Stocks 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="Pre-installed bloatware" alt="Pre-installed bloatware" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/13-pre-installed-crap.jpg?1381310881" /> </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"> 14. Dial-up </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 magical world of the internet, yours (very slowly) for a monthly fee, the price of a local call, and blocking your phone line. Magic.</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/GSRG0TqxLWc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-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"> 15. Browser plug-ins </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>Sorry, but you can’t expect to watch this amazing content, because we’ve hidden it behind adverts that utilise a plug-in no-one cares about any more! See also: browsing any site that requires Flash on an iPhone.</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="Browser plug-ins" alt="Browser plug-ins" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/15-plug-ins.jpg?1381310881" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-15"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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"> 16. Tuning anything in </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In an age of instant access to content, it’s always a thrill to party like it’s 1979. Turn on, tune in, weep.</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="Tuning anything in" alt="Tuning anything in" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/16-tuning.jpg?1381310881" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-16"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 17. Tape alignment </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>You wanted to watch this movie/play this game? Nope. Not while your tape heads are a billionth of an inch out of alignment! You’d best wait a decade for shiny discs. And their unskippable content.</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/AUyhABoIj1U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-17"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 18. Having to carefully shut things down </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>Rather than flicking a switch, which would clearly be too much effort to design for.</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="Shut down menu" alt="Shut down menu" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/18-shutdown.jpg?1381310881" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-18"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 19. Password restrictions </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>"Must contain at least one number, one letter, one capital letter, one symbol, three Shakespearean sonnets, an amusing but subtle reference to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and a picture of an angry ferret." And due to the IT department's requirements, you'll need a new one in 30 days' time. No, you can't use one of your old ones.</p> <p>On the plus side, it has given us the sublime <a href="https://twitter.com/passwordhints">Password Hints</a> Twitter.</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="Password restrictions" alt="Password restrictions" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/19-password.jpg?1381310881" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-19"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 20. Cumbersome charging </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>Complicated proprietary leads? Absurdly slow recharge? (Hello, iPad!) Inexplicable leather cradles that encase the device’s face? (Yes, we’re looking at you, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-gear/samsung-galaxy-gear/review">Samsung Galaxy Gear</a>). Just stop.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple Lightning adapter" alt="Apple Lightning adapter" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/20-charging.jpg?1381310881" /> </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"> Stuff&#039;s Gadget Gripes </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"> When tech drives us to distraction </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/stuffs-most-hated-tech-annoyances/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/stuffs-most-hated-tech-annoyances/feature#comments Lists Mon, 07 Oct 2013 17:46:35 +0000 Stephen Graves 1427583 at http://www.stuff.tv Films that Never Were – movies that almost made it to the silver screen http://www.stuff.tv/films-never-were-movies-almost-made-it-silver-screen/feature-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With a documentary about Alejando Jodorowsky’s never-completed film adaptation of Dune about to hit cinemas, Stephen Graves takes a look back at some of the most famous films that never made it to the screen </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="Films that Never Were – movies that almost made it to the silver screen" alt="Films that Never Were – movies that almost made it to the silver screen" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/films-almost-were.jpg?1380963781" /> </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"><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-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> http://www.stuff.tv/films-never-were-movies-almost-made-it-silver-screen/feature-0#comments Film and TV Lists Promotion Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:07:50 +0000 Stephen Graves 1427492 at http://www.stuff.tv The Weekend Spend – 7 ace objects you can pick up for less than £50 http://www.stuff.tv/weekend-spend-5-ace-objects-you-can-pick-less-50/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Shop your way to happiness with this week’s selection of ravishing affordable buys </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 Weekend Spend – 7 ace objects you can pick up for less than £50" alt="The Weekend Spend – 7 ace objects you can pick up for less than £50" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/makey-makey-main.jpg?1382093558" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The weekend is almost here, and what better way to spend it than spending money on great stuff? We’ve scoured the Internet to find some of the best gear, garments and more that can be had for less than £50.</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/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</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"> Escape t-shirt (£30) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The world isn’t exactly short on geek-friendly garb these days, but this t-shirt is more charming than most – especially if you’re a veteran Mac user.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tshirtstoreonline.com/uk/product/category-t_shirts/escape">tshirtstoreonline.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Escape t-shirt" alt="Escape t-shirt" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/escape-t-shirt.jpg?1382093558" /> </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"> Kare Icons book (US$40) </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>Susan Kare – the graphic designer behind Apple's 1980s icons – offers up a closer look at her creations in this coffee table book. In all, there are 80 images inside, from those infamous Mac icons to new creations like a pixel art pic of Steve Jobs. Geek art at its finest.</p> <p><a href="http://www.kareprints.com/?p=691">kareprints.com</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="Kare Icons book" alt="Kare Icons book" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/susan-kare-icons-book.jpg?1382093558" /> </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"> Kensington Evap Rescue Pouch (£20) </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>Drop your phone in the bath and it’s dead, right? Not necessarily, says Kensington. The company has launched a special pouch designed to rescue wet electronics by absorbing the water inside. Place your sodden device inside, seal it up and wait for the moisture indicator to tell you when it’s dry. It's apparently 700% more effective than a bowl of rice. Less tasty, though.</p> <p><a href="http://www.kensington.com/kensington/en/gb/s/3157/evap-wet-electronics-rescue-pouch%E2%84%A2.aspx">kensington.com</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="Kensington Evap Rescue Pouch (£20)" alt="Kensington Evap Rescue Pouch (£20)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/evap-rescue-pouch.jpg?1382093558" /> </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"> 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"> MaKey MaKey (£40) </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>Made a reality after a Kickstarter campaign, MaKey MaKey allows you to create computer controllers out of anything that will conduct an electrical current. Use pieces of fruit to play Super Mario Bros., or tinkle the ivories of a GarageBand piano by walking up and down the stairs. Plugging into your computer via USB, MaKey MaKey doesn’t require that you install software or fiddle with circuit boards: all you need to do is plug it in and hook up some conductive materials using the supplied crocodile clips. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfQqh7iCcOU">This video</a> explains things more fully.</p> <p><a href="http://www.firebox.com/product/5609/MaKey-MaKey">firebox.com</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="MaKey MaKey (£40)" alt="MaKey MaKey (£40)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/makey-makey.jpg?1382093558" /> </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 Fast and the Furious Blu-ray collection (£45) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>All six movies in the Fast and Furious series are included in this bumper box set – so you can watch its evolution from a simple Max Power fantasy of tricked-out street racers to the globetrotting action franchise it is today, and prepare yourself for the inevitable seventh instalment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fast-Furious-6-Movie-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B00APW2U88/ref=sr_1_23?s=dvd&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1380801286&amp;sr=1-23">amazon.co.uk</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 Fast and the Furious Blu-ray collection (£45)" alt="The Fast and the Furious Blu-ray collection (£45)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/fast-and-furious-collection.jpg?1382093558" /> </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"> Lezyne Hecto Drive LED light set (£50) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Being a ninja on a bike is great, but looking like a ninja on a bike really isn't, so as the nights draw in you need to make sure you don't end up riding in stealth mode. These beautifully machined lights will make sure you're never left in the dark, pumping out up to 100 lumens at the front and 15 lumens at the back. Best of all, they're rechargeable via an built-in USB plug inside their end cap and attach to any bike in seconds thanks to their rubbery mounts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.leisurelakesbikes.com/p/13540/lezyne-hecto-drive-led-light-set">leisurelakesbikes.com</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lezyne_hecto_drive_led_front_light.jpg?1382093558" /> </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"> Frolicat Bolt (£26) </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>Cats have never had it so good – okay, maybe in Ancient Egypt when they got to make all the decisions – but now they've got humans bending over backwards to provide lasers for their amusement. Yes, lasers. And yes, any feline will go bananas for the patterns the Bolt makes. Let the YouTube uploads begin. Preferably used in combination with a Roomba.</p> <p><a href="http://www.galaxystores.co.uk/index.php/catalog/product/view/id/171476/s/frolicat_bolt_automatic_laser_cat_toy/?gclid=CI3Snonu_LkCFTMftAod_noABg">galaxystores.co.uk</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="Frolicat Bolt" alt="Frolicat Bolt" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/frolicat%20bolt.jpg?1382093558" /> </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 Weekend Spend </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"> 7 ace objects you can pick up for less than £50 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Lists Weekend Spend Fri, 04 Oct 2013 11:13:24 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1427453 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorsport Movies: Five motor racing Blu-rays you must see http://www.stuff.tv/node/1427452 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rush, the true story of the terrifying 1976 Formula 1 season, tops the UK box office this week – but it’s not the first racing story to blast the big screen. 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