Stuff http://www.stuff.tv/stuff/videos en-GB Visit Stuff at the Gadget Show Live 2014! http://www.stuff.tv/visit-stuff-gadget-show-live-2014/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lucky enough to be at Gadget Show Live this year? Swing by the Stuff stand and get your retro gaming fix sorted </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="724" height="543" title="The world&#039;s largest copy of Stuff. Don&#039;t let it fall on you." alt="Visit Stuff at the Gadget Show Live 2014!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/gsl14-stuff-stand.jpg?1397653233" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A whole year&#39;s come and gone since we last stepped foot in the gargantuan halls of the NEC in Birmingham, and it&#39;s good to be back.</p> <p>Come and check out the Stuff stand for a massive saving on a year&#39;s subscription to the world&#39;s best selling gadget mag, and lose yourself in the incredible Cosmic III retro arcade machine - loaded with 500 classic titles - courtesy of <a href="http://www.libertygames.co.uk/" target="_blank">libertygames.co.uk</a>.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-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> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Visit Stuff at Gadget Show Live 2014! </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/visit-stuff-gadget-show-live-2014/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/visit-stuff-gadget-show-live-2014/news#comments Stuff Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:00:25 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1435059 at http://www.stuff.tv May issue of Stuff on sale now! http://www.stuff.tv/may-issue-stuff-sale-now/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s no joke, the May issue of Stuff is out now – and you’ll only be fooling yourself if you don’t go out and buy a copy right now. Here’s what you can find inside... </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="Look at all those pretty colours" alt="May issue of Stuff on sale now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuff-new-issue.jpg?1396527833" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Knock, knock...</p> <p>Who&rsquo;s there?</p> <p>The May issue</p> <p>The May issue of what?</p> <p>The May issue of Stuff magazine, of course!</p> <p>Ok, so our jokes might need a little work but our latest issue doesn&rsquo;t. We&rsquo;ve finished another one, it&rsquo;s a stonker and all it needs now is your eyes.</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/tom-wiggins" title="View user profile.">Tom Wiggins</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Our primetime feature this month is a guide to the future of TV &ndash; a future that looks bright largely due to the forward-thinking attitude of Netflix and the extra pixels they&rsquo;re adding to become the first 4K-ready broadcaster. We chatted to the streaming site&rsquo;s Joris Evers, plus bosses at Sky to get the inside story on what we have to look forward to in the world of TV.</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="600" height="406" title="Looking sharp" alt="May issue of Stuff on sale now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Untitled-1_0.jpg?1396527833" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Away from the sofa we&rsquo;ve taken a look at the 25 best cars that never got past the concept stage, the six watches that cost as much as a car (and are way more complex under the bonnet), plus we have tips and tricks for cycle commuting, a guide to giving your central heating system brains and some instant upgrades for the green-fingered gadgeteer.</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="406" title="These timepieces are worth more than our houses" alt="May issue of Stuff on sale now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Untitled-2_0.jpg?1396527833" /> </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="500" height="338" title="New age concepts" alt="May issue of Stuff on sale now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/StuffMay20143.jpg?1396527833" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If that&rsquo;s not enough there&rsquo;s also the usual round-up of this month&rsquo;s best new tech, games and apps, plus tests of the HTC One M8, Sony&rsquo;s slim new PlayStation Vita and the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadrocopter.</p> <p>You wouldn&rsquo;t want to miss out on any of that, would you? Thought not. So if you&rsquo;d be so kind as to skip off down to your local newsagent, swivel your browser in the direction of <a href="http://newsstand.co.uk/Stuff" target="_blank">newsstand.co.uk/Stuff</a>, or point your iPad at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/stuff-magazine/id506367508?mt=8" target="_blank">Apple&rsquo;s Newsstand</a>, we shall begin.</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="406" title="The best smartphone in the world" alt="May issue of Stuff on sale now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Untitled-3.jpg?1396527833" /> </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="500" height="338" title="Green fingers made easy" alt="May issue of Stuff on sale now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/StuffMay20144.jpg?1396527833" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/may-issue-stuff-sale-now/news#comments Stuff Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:18:44 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1434787 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff at 15: Where are they now? 15 gadgets that failed to soar http://www.stuff.tv/stuff-15-where-are-they-now-15-gadgets-failed-soar/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not every gadget gets to scale the heady heights – over Stuff&#039;s 15 years, we&#039;ve seen plenty of could-have-beens. We&#039;ve picked out the top 15 </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="Palm Pre" alt="Palm Pre" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/palm-pre-main-pic.jpg?1395452869" /> </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"> Sega Dreamcast (1999) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sega&#39;s online console was superior in almost every sense to its PlayStation rival &ndash; with an innovative dual screen controller, PowerVR graphics and even online gaming capability. But a lack of games hamstrung the console, while Sony fought back with the PlayStation 2. Sony was able to kick off a discount war &ndash; it developed all of its internal components in-house, while Sega had to buy in components from outside &ndash; while the PS2&#39;s DVD capability made it irresistable as a home media centre. Dreamcast was doomed.</p> <p><strong>We said:</strong> &quot;There&#39;s nothing to match the Dreamcast &ndash; its graphics, its playability, its versatility surpass all before it. For now, Dreamcast rules.&quot;</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="Sega Dreamcast" alt="Sega Dreamcast" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sega-dreamcast_0.jpg?1395452869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> DataPlay (2002) </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 data- and music-carrying MiniDisc-alike was incredibly versatile, and tiny, too &ndash; at 32mm, it was just a bit bigger than a modern SD card. A lack of products capable of reading the dinky discs did for the format, though &ndash; the first MP3 player to use the format didn&#39;t come out until a year after DataPlay&#39;s launch. The fact that it cost 10-20 times as much as a CD-R didn&#39;t help matters &ndash; and the rise of MP3 soon did for physical formats like MiniDisc altogether.</p> <p><strong>We said:</strong> &quot;MiniDisc is dead,&quot; and DataPlay is &quot;the new format that will bury it,&quot; going on to say DataPlay is &quot;the new floppy disk&hellip; with the discs&#39; high storage you can expect DVD-style extras.&quot;</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="DataPlay" alt="DataPlay" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dataplay-disc.jpg?1395452869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Nokia N-Gage (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>Nokia&#39;s attempt to create a gaming phone was bold &ndash; and ultimately misguided. Its confusing button layout was more suited to a phone than a handheld console &ndash; and you had to remove the battery to change games, a design decision that boggles the mind. A limited library of games and the widespread availability of rival portable consoles doomed it to failure.</p> <p><strong>We said:</strong> &quot;Five stars for bravado and potential. We&#39;re hard-pushed to find fault.&quot;</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="Nokia N-Gage" alt="Nokia N-Gage" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-n-gage.jpg?1395452869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> PMG (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>The &quot;Personal Mobile Gateway&quot; concept was the anti-smartphone, a Bluetooth-connected portable hub that would augment other tiny, lightweight gadgets (dubbed Sleek Devices) with seemingly impossible power. Essentially, you&#39;d carry around a device like a MiFi, which would connect to specialist devices like cameras, voice handsets and display units. History tells us we all preferred the smartphone. Mind you, with the rise of wearable devices and the modular phone, the concept might be due for a revival.</p> <p><strong>We said: </strong>&quot;2005 promises to be the year when the PMG finally kicks off in the UK.&quot;</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="Personal Mobile Gateway" alt="Personal Mobile Gateway" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/personal-mobile-gateway.jpg?1395452869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Infinium Phantom (announced 2002) </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 Phantom was a set-top box that was supposed to download PC games directly. It promised much &ndash; nVidia graphics, a Windows XP-based OS and &quot;the highest performance Intel motherboard,&quot; future-proofing so that you&#39;d be able to play future PC games and a subscription-based gaming service. But the Phantom proved to be as elusive as its namesake, never seeing the light of day.</p> <p><strong>We said: </strong>&quot;A 200-strong catalogue of titles would be very hard to beat.&quot;</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="Infinium Phantom" alt="Infinium Phantom" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/infinium-phantom.jpg?1395452869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Gizmondo (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>A promising portable gamer with Nvidia graphics, GPS, GPRS and SMS, the Gizmondo launched in a blaze of publicity &ndash; it even had its own shop on Regent Street, just six months after Apple branched into physical retail stores. But there were almost no games, and a shortage of consoles at launch thanks to a tortuous supply chain.</p> <p><strong>We said:</strong> &quot;Gizmondo is set to wow UK consumers. This innovative underdog has the strength to punch above its weight.&quot;</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="Gizmondo" alt="Gizmondo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Gizmondo.jpg?1395452869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Galileo (Mooted 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>All of your favourite sat-nav devices use the American GPS system to pinpoint your location. Galileo, its European equivalent with 30 satellites, would be far superior. Although the European Space Agency now has four satellites in orbit &ndash; making it possible to test the system &ndash; we&#39;re still waiting for it to come online.</p> <p><strong>We said:</strong> &quot;It&#39;ll be footstep-accurate, even in densely urban areas and inside buildings. Come 2008, we should all know exactly where we are.&quot;</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="Galileo (Mooted 2005)" alt="Galileo (Mooted 2005)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galileo-satellite-navigation.jpg?1395452869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Tapwave Zodiac (2004) </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 called this portable games console a &quot;superb device&quot; &ndash; it ran on PalmOS, packed a Motorola i.MX1 ARM 9 processor and ATI Imageon graphics accelerator, analogue joystick and a gorgeous 320x480 screen. And it could do sensible, too, working as a fully-functioned PDA. In fact, it was a little too sensible, with a shortage of games dooming the device to failure.</p> <p><strong>We said: </strong>&quot;Let us introduce you to your new best friend. Tapwave&#39;s Zodiac is almost miraculous in spec.&quot;</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="Tapwave Zodiac (2004)" alt="Tapwave Zodiac (2004)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tapwave-zodiac.jpg?1395452869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> SACD and DVD-Audio (1999 and 2000) </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 future of music was supposed to be multichannel. If only the discs available weren&#39;t Lithuanian nose flute opuses or obscure, swirly 70s prog that sounds even worse when there&#39;s more of it.</p> <p><strong>We said:</strong> &quot;All the more savvy operators will start to realise that the future of music is in 3D, not stereo.&quot; It wasn&#39;t.</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="SACD and DVD-Audio (1999 and 2000)" alt="SACD and DVD-Audio (1999 and 2000)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sacd-dvd-audio.jpg?1395452869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> HD-DVD (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>Technically brilliant, HD-DVD actually sold better than its Blu-ray rival, at least initially. But the Blu-ray format benefitted from Sony&#39;s backing; Sony aggressively pushed the Blu-ray format through its own film studio (remember all those <em>Casino Royale</em> and<em> Spider-Man 2</em> Blu-ray demos in stores? Both Sony films) and its PlayStation 3 console. When other studios started getting on board with Blu-ray &ndash; Warner Bros went Blu-ray exclusive in 2008 &ndash; it was the death knell for the HD-DVD format, the lame nag in a two-horse race.</p> <p><strong>We said:</strong> &quot;While Toshiba is still championing HD DVD, Sony has announced that the PS3 will run off Blu-ray discs. And that means its format will win.&quot;</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="HD-DVD (2006)" alt="HD-DVD (2006)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hd-dvd.jpg?1395452869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> 3D TV (2009-) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>3D was supposed to be the next dimension in entertainment &ndash; we were promised that we&#39;d be watching 3D films at home on our 3D TVs before settling down to take a call on our 3D phones. But while a large portion of TVs now include 3D as standard, when was the last time you donned your cumbersome specs to watch something on the UK&#39;s one 3D TV channel? TV manufacturers have moved onto 4K as the next big thing, the LG Optimus 3D and HTC Evo 3D represent the only attempts to get 3D phones into our pockets.</p> <p><strong>We said:</strong> &quot;Regardless of the size and resolution of your TV, a more immersive experience is guaranteed by a technology that allows the terrifying girl from <em>The Ring</em> to crawl out of it and across your living room.&quot;</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="3D TV (2009-)" alt="3D TV (2009-)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3D-tv.jpg?1395452869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Microsoft Zune (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>Microsoft was a latecomer to the MP3 player party, launching its Zune player after Apple&#39;s iPod had already racked up 100m sales. Available in an rainbow of hues from pink to, er, brown, the first generation model struggled to gain market share against the Apple juggernaut. The final iteration, the Zune HD, was a perfectly fine music player, but by that time the damage was done &ndash; it never even made it to UK shores. But it lives on in some form, with the Zune HD interface lending its design style to Microsoft&#39;s Windows Phone OS.</p> <p><strong>We said: </strong>&quot;Microsoft&#39;s Zune doesn&rsquo;t ooze the iPod&rsquo;s svelte sexiness, but inside that boxy casing beats a high tech heart with a state-of-the-art user interface, wireless networking, radio and a killer screen for movies. And it will only improve.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Microsoft Zune (2006)" alt="Microsoft Zune (2006)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/microsoft-zune.jpg?1395452869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Mflow (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>We greeted the arrival of Mflow in a state of high excitement; it was the social music service that promised to reward you &ndash; if your friends bought tracks based on your recommendations, you got a 20 per cent cut. Trouble was, rival service Spotify had 8m tracks versus Mflow&#39;s 1m &ndash; and a free-to-play model that encouraged users to sign up for its paid subscription offer. The plucky contender never stood a chance.</p> <p><strong>We said:</strong> &quot;If you&#39;ve been lucky enough to receive an invitation, Mflow will have sucked you in by now. If you haven&#39;t, don&#39;t worry &ndash; you&#39;ll be flowing soon enough.&quot;</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="Mflow (2008)" alt="Mflow (2008)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mflow.jpg?1395452869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Google Nexus Q (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>Google&#39;s spherical streamer promised to be a Death Star of delight, with gorgeous looks and the ability to stream music or video to your tellybox. But it was pulled after its performance failed to live up to its looks. Rumours swirled around it for a time &ndash; including chatter that the big G was planning to turn it into a games console &ndash; but in the meantime, Google launched the altogether more discreet Chromecast streaming stick.</p> <p><strong>We said:</strong> &quot;The fact that it&#39;s been delayed while Google adds extra functionality merely makes the Nexus Q all the more mysterious and appealing.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Nexus Q (2012)" alt="Google Nexus Q (2012)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-nexus-q_0.jpg?1395452869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Palm Pre (2009) </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 sleek curves, gorgeous OS and true multitasking, the Palm Pre seemed the likeliest contender to topple the iPhone from its perch. But it was plagued by delays, and by the time it emerged, the damage was done; its roster of apps was pitifully small compared to Apple, or even Android, and it never gained traction. Still, Palm&#39;s WebOS lives on &ndash; in a gorgeous-looking TV from LG.</p> <p><strong>We said:</strong> &quot;It&rsquo;s official: the iPhone is no longer the sexiest phone on the block. The much-hyped Palm Pre has finally slid into view, flaunting a sleeker design, a real Qwerty keyboard and hot new features like multi-tasking and wireless charging.&quot;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/15-gadgets-changed-stuff-s-world/feature">15 gadgets that changed Stuff&#39;s world</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Palm Pre (2009)" alt="Palm Pre (2009)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/palm-pre-main-pic.jpg?1395452869" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Stuff Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:42:37 +0000 Stephen Graves 1434112 at http://www.stuff.tv April issue on sale now! http://www.stuff.tv/april-issue-sale-now/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The April issue of Stuff has made a break for it, taking shelter in newsagents and digital magazine stores across the land. Here’s what’s hiding inside… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Stuff April issue" alt="Stuff April issue" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/covers.jpg?1395767087" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Scoff that final pancake and get ready to give up boredom for Lent, because the new issue of Stuff is out now and ready to fill your eyes and brain with delicious gadget treats.</p> <p>First on the menu is our exclusive look at Valve&rsquo;s Steam Machines. We sent Stuff&rsquo;s associate editor Will Dunn to Valve HQ in Bellevue, Washington to get the inside story on the development of the company&rsquo;s console-like gaming PCs. He even managed to get his grubby mitts on a whole raft of controller prototypes, including hands-on time with the finished product.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This month Stuff is also celebrating its 15th birthday, so we&rsquo;ve had a look back at the gadget milestones that have passed in our lifetime, from the Palm V to Google Glass, stopping along the way to reminisce about the time we played Rock Band on a soggy stage in Trafalgar Square, suffered from Wii Sports induced tennis elbow for the first time, and spent half a week trying to 3D print our own logo.</p> <p>Elsewhere we&rsquo;ve collected the best retro kit with a modern twist, tested five of the best Bluetooth speakers, and put three tablets with better-than-Retina screens through their pixel-packed paces.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="408" title="Stuff April issue" alt="Stuff April issue" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/steam_0.jpg?1395767087" /> </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="1080" height="608" title="Stuff April issue" alt="Stuff April issue" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Googleplus%20cover%20imageAPR.jpg?1395767087" /> </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="500" height="338" title="Stuff April issue" alt="Stuff April issue" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bluetooth.jpg?1395767087" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="500" height="338" title="Stuff April issue" alt="Stuff April issue" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/15%20years.jpg?1395767087" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>And that&rsquo;s not all. There&rsquo;s also our guide to wild swimming, tips on how to re-awesomise your Android phone, plus our world famous Top 10s.</p> <p>You wouldn&rsquo;t want to miss out on any of that, would you? Thought not. So if you&rsquo;d be so kind as to skip off down to your local newsagent, swivel your browser in the direction of <a href="http://newsstand.co.uk/Stuff" target="_blank">newsstand.co.uk/Stuff</a>, or point your iPad at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/stuff-magazine/id506367508?mt=8" target="_blank">Apple&rsquo;s Newsstand</a>, we shall begin.</p> <p><a href="http://newsstand.co.uk/Stuff" target="_blank">Find out more about the print magazine here</a>&nbsp;<br /><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/stuff-magazine/id506367508?mt=8" target="_blank">Find out more about the iPad and iPhone editions here</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1000" height="676" title="Stuff April issue" alt="Stuff April issue" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hotstuff-opener.jpg?1395767087" /> </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="500" height="338" title="Stuff April issue" alt="Stuff April issue" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/swimming.jpg?1395767087" /> </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="500" height="338" title="Stuff April issue" alt="Stuff April issue" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tablets.jpg?1395767087" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="500" height="338" title="Stuff April issue" alt="Stuff April issue" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/design.jpg?1395767087" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> April issue on sale now </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"> Steam Machines! Re-awesomise your Android phone! iPhone 6! </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/covers_0.jpg?1395767087" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/april-issue-sale-now/news#comments Stuff Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:53:08 +0000 Stephen Graves 1433344 at http://www.stuff.tv March issue on sale now! http://www.stuff.tv/march-issue-sale-now/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The March issue of Stuff is in all good newsagents and digital magazine emporiums right this very second. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s inside... </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="500" height="675" title="March issue on sale now!" alt="March issue on sale now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Cover%20%281%29.jpg?1393234659" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With Valentine&rsquo;s Day approaching we&rsquo;ve meticulously profiled each and every one of you to hook you up with your perfect match &ndash; and it turns out you&rsquo;re all destined to live happily ever after (well, for a month at least) with the March issue of Stuff magazine. Don&rsquo;t try to fight it; it&rsquo;s written in the stars.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Once the two of you have said your vows and the newsagent has blessed your matrimony you&rsquo;re free to take your new magazine home and get stuck in.&nbsp;</p> <p>The first bit you should flick to is our Best of British feature, which celebrates the latest and greatest tech from the shores of Blighty, including the 217mph hybrid car that eats 10 Twizys for breakfast, London&rsquo;s mobile-only Spotify rival, and No Man&rsquo;s Sky &ndash; the most exciting game of 2014.&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="500" height="338" title="March issue on sale now!" alt="March issue on sale now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/STF_010314_054_WEB.jpg?1393234659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For your honeymoon, why not take a trip to Las Vegas, or more specifically, our CES Hot Stuff Awards, which brings together the ten most exciting launches from the world&rsquo;s biggest tech show.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="338" title="March issue on sale now!" alt="March issue on sale now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/STF_010314_008_WEB.jpg?1393234659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After all that there&rsquo;s plenty more to keep the spice in your relationship. We&rsquo;ve picked out five of the best RC vehicles, explored the what&rsquo;s-mine-is-yours world of the shareconomy (with not a lentil in sight), plus this month&rsquo;s Projects section explains how to take Hubble-rivalling photos of the stars, how to use gadgets to secure your home and build a smartphone studio.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="338" title="March issue on sale now!" alt="March issue on sale now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/STF_010314_108_WEB.jpg?1393234659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Do you want to miss out on one of the greatest love stories ever told? Thought not. So if you&rsquo;d be so kind as to skip off down to your local newsagent, swivel your browser in the direction of <a href="http://newsstand.co.uk/Stuff" target="_blank">newsstand.co.uk/Stuff</a>, or point your iPad at <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/stuff-magazine/id506367508?mt=8" target="_blank">Apple&rsquo;s Newsstand</a>, we shall begin.</p> <p><a href="http://newsstand.co.uk/Stuff"><strong>Find out more about the print magazine here</strong></a></p> <p><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/stuff-magazine/id506367508?mt=8"><strong>Find out more about the iPad and iPhone editions here</strong></a></p> <p>And if you want a fix of Best of Britishness right now, here&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/secrets-behind-opta-how-stat-seeking-experts-watch-football/feature">how Opta makes football analysis thrilling</a>, and here&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/how-build-your-own-universe/feature">an inside look at the incredible game, No Man&#39;s Sky</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="338" title="March issue on sale now!" alt="March issue on sale now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/STF_010314_072_WEB.jpg?1393234659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We&#039;ve rounded up the best of British tech in our new issue </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/Cover-newissue.jpg?1393234659" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/march-issue-sale-now/news#comments Stuff Thu, 06 Feb 2014 16:57:54 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1432133 at http://www.stuff.tv Video: 2014 Hot Stuff Awards winners http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/video-2014-hot-stuff-award-winners/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cue the traditional fanfare of trumpets and a thunderous drumroll as we reveal the winners of our much coveted Stuff Awards </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Video: 2014 Hot Stuff Award winners" alt="Video: 2014 Hot Stuff Award winners" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ces-hot-stuff-logo_0.jpg?1389491936" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3034204402001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3034204402001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/video-2014-hot-stuff-award-winners/video#comments Stuff CES 2014 Hot Stuff Sat, 11 Jan 2014 15:12:50 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1431083 at http://www.stuff.tv 2014 CES Hot Stuff Awards winners: meet the 10 best launches of the show http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/2014-ces-hot-stuff-awards/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s been a stunner of a CES, but just 10 launches can win a coveted Hot Stuff award. Here they are </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="2014 CES Hot Stuff Awards winners announced" alt="2014 CES Hot Stuff Awards winners announced" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ces-hot-stuff-logo.jpg?1390817118" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The world&#39;s best-selling gadget magazine is back at the International&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014">CES 2014</a> to announce the fourth successive CES Hot Stuff Awards, showcasing the 10 most desirable, most exciting and most innovative products to launch at the show.&nbsp;</p> <p>Stuff&#39;s international team of editors has traversed every nook and cranny of the show floor to get their hands, ears and eyes wrapped around the most awe-inspiring new tech.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> iBuyPower Steam 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>Valve&#39;s bringing PC gaming into the living room with its Steam Machine standard &ndash; and of the launch lineup, iBuyPower&#39;s effort is the closest we&#39;ve seen to a next-gen console-beater, with prices and specs that compete with the Xbox One and PS4. It won&#39;t look out of place under your telly, either.</p> <p><strong>Read more:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/steam-box/valves-steam-machines-revealed/news" target="_blank"><strong>Valve&#39;s Steam Machines finally revealed</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="1200" height="900" title="CES Hot Stuff Awards winner: iBuyPower Steam Machine" alt="CES Hot Stuff Awards winner: iBuyPower Steam Machine" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ibuypower-steam-machine_1.jpg?1390817118" /> </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></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-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"> LG EC9800 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>OLED self-illuminating pixels? Check. 4K Ultra HD resolution? Check. Curved? Check. This gogglebox packs in all the next-generation tech you could possibly want in a TV &ndash; and it&#39;s pioneering LG&#39;s gorgeous WebOS-based Smart TV interface.</p> <p><strong>Read more:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/4k-oled-ultimate-tv/news" target="_blank">LG&#39;s EC9800 might be the ultimate TV</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="CES Hot Stuff Awards winner: LG EC9800" alt="CES Hot Stuff Awards winner: LG EC9800" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-EC9800.jpg?1390817118" /> </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></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-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"> Intel Edison </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hot on the heels of the success of the Raspberry Pi, Edison is a PC that&#39;s the size of an SD card. This dinky device could be set to revolutionise wearable tech and the so-called Internet of Things. Baby vitals-monitoring onesies, smart teacups with screens and a host of even more useful applications limited only by developers&rsquo; imaginations - it&rsquo;ll all be possible with the Edison. </p> <p><strong>Read more:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/intel/ces-2014/sd-card-your-pocket-no-its-intels-tiny-edison-pc/news" target="_blank">Intel&#39;s incredible Edison PC is the size of an SD card</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="CES Hot Stuff Awards winner: Intel Edison" alt="CES Hot Stuff Awards winner: Intel Edison" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/intel-edison.jpg?1390817118" /> </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="CES Hot Stuff Awards winner: Intel Edison" alt="CES Hot Stuff Awards winner: Intel Edison" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/onesie_0.jpg?1390817118" /> </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="CES Hot Stuff Awards winner: Intel Edison" alt="CES Hot Stuff Awards winner: Intel Edison" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smart-mug_0.jpg?1390817118" /> </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></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"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div 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 Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung&rsquo;s latest tablet means business: it&#39;s a 12.2in behemoth that&#39;s designed as a laptop replacement for power users, with four-pane multitasking, a full-size keyboard and Samsung&#39;s lovely new Magazine UI home screen layout. Get that memo on my desk, stat.</p> <p><strong>Read more:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-pro/ces-2014/samsung-galaxy-note-pro-122-benchmarked/news" target="_blank">Samsung&#39;s Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 benchmarked</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="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3025728626001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3025728626001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="CES Hot Stuff Awards winner: Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2" alt="CES Hot Stuff Awards winner: Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-NotePRO-12.jpg?1390817118" /> </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></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-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"> Sony PlayStation Now </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sony&#39;s cloud gaming revolution kicks off with this new Gaikai-based service, which will let you stream PS3 games to your PS4, your Vita &ndash; or even your Bravia telly. Yes, that&#39;s right, you&#39;ll be able to play God of War without a console. Truly, we are living in the future.</p> <p><strong>Read more:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-3/ces-2014/playstation-now-game-streaming-service-coming-ps4-ps3-ps-vita-and-more/news">Sony PlayStation Now lets you play PS3 games without a console</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="CES Hot Stuff Awards winner: Sony PlayStation Now" alt="CES Hot Stuff Awards winner: Sony PlayStation Now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-playstation-now.jpg?1390817118" /> </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></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-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"> Oculus Rift ‘Crystal Cove’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">The next generation of the virtual reality headset builds on its already astonishing capabilities with improved motion sensing and an OLED screen with reduced lag. The addition of a camera allows Crystal Cove to measure your head&#39;s position in 3D space as well as where you&#39;re looking, opening up even more immersive gaming experiences.</p> <p><strong>Read more: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/face-review-oculus-rift-crystal-cove/feature" target="_blank">Eyes-on review - Oculus Rift Crystal Cove</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="CES Hot Stuff Awards winner: Oculus Rift Crystal Cove" alt="CES Hot Stuff Awards winner: Oculus Rift Crystal Cove" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oculus-rift-crystal-cove.jpg?1390817118" /> </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></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-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"> MOSS - The Dynamic Robot Construction Kit </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Move over, DARPA &ndash; this tech toy lets you build your own robots out of magnetic bricks. Colour-coded power blocks, sensor blocks and motor blocks connect together intuitively, and there&rsquo;s even a Bluetooth module that enables you to control your creations with an iOS or Android app. Tinkering with them evokes the same sense of infinite possibilities as your first Lego set. </p> <p><strong>Read more:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/mod-robotics-moss-hands-we-build-our-own-robot-army/news" target="_blank">Mod Robotics MOSS hands-on - we build our own robot army</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="CES Hot Stuff Awards winner: MOSS - The Dynamic Robot Construction Kit" alt="CES Hot Stuff Awards winner: MOSS - The Dynamic Robot Construction Kit" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/MOSS-advanced-builder-ModularRobotics.jpg?1390817118" /> </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></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-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"> Audi Sport Quattro LaserLight </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Everything is better with lasers. Everything. Audi has kitted its latest concept car out with headlights that combine lasers and matrix LEDs to illuminate the road up to 500m ahead of you. The innovations aren&rsquo;t confined to the lights &ndash; its hybrid four litre bi-turbo V8 turbo engine will propel you from 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds, and its next-gen Nvidia-powered infotainment system massages your eyeballs with hi-res 3D graphics. Move over, KITT.</p> <p><strong>Read more:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/audi/ces-2014/audi-sport-quattro-laserlight-debut-ces/news" target="_blank">We sneak a peek at Audi&#39;s laser-packing Sport Quattro LaserLight</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="CES Hot Stuff Awards winner: Audi Sport Quattro LaserLight" alt="CES Hot Stuff Awards winner: Audi Sport Quattro LaserLight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/audi-sport-quattro-laserlight.jpg?1390817118" /> </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></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-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"> Sony Ultra Short-Throw 4K Projector </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Like everyone else, you want a cinema-sized screen in your lounge but you don&rsquo;t want your lounge to look like a cinema, and that&rsquo;s why you need this Sony Short-Throw projector. It looks like a piece of furniture but projects a 147in Ultra High Definition picture onto your wall from just a few centimetres away. It might not have a proper name, but it does have a price - US$30,000-40,000. Start saving.</p> <p><strong>Read more:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/ces-2014/eyes-sonys-amazing-4k-short-throw-projector/news" target="_blank">Eyes-on with Sony&#39;s amazing 4K Ultra Short-Throw Projector</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="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3026406417001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3026406417001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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It&rsquo;s an activity tracker that knows how far you&rsquo;ve walked. It&rsquo;s a smartwatch that shows notifications from your phone and lets you control your music. And, combined with the Heart Rate Earphones headphones, it can measure your heart rate too, providing much deeper information about your fitness.</p> <p><strong>Read more:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/ces-2014/lg-lifeband-touch-and-heartbeat-monitoring-earphones-land-ces/news" target="_blank">LG Lifeband Touch and heartbeat-monitoring earphones land at CES</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="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3028065926001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3028065926001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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Innovation of the year: Bendable TVs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Both LG and Samsung had a &lsquo;world first&rsquo; at the same time: a TV that allows you to change its curvature with the touch of a button (Samsung&rsquo;s U9B was 85in, LG&rsquo;s was 77in). Theoretically this allows you to adapt the TV for bigger or smaller audiences; all we know is that it&rsquo;s very, very cool.</p> <p><strong>Read more: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsungs-flexible-oled-tv-bends-your-command/news">Samsung&#39;s 85in bendable TV</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Read more: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-reveals-flexible-77-oleds-ces/news" target="_blank">LG&#39;s 77in flexible TV</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="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3025445027001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3025445027001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/video-best-gadgets-2013/video#comments Stuff Wed, 01 Jan 2014 13:41:22 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1430577 at http://www.stuff.tv 100 tech events that defined 2013 - Pt. 3 http://www.stuff.tv/100-tech-events-defined-2013-part-3/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The final chapter of some of the stories — big, small and just plain odd — that shaped the world of gadgets and tech in 2013 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 3" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuff-calendar_1.jpg?1388504006" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>After the summer faded, and the shock of the Snowden revelations lessened, the tech and gadget industries prepared themselves for what they considered something far more important than trifling Big Brother-style government surveillance: winter sales.</p> <p>Thus the news cycle was predictably dominated by Apple&rsquo;s new iPads and iPhones, the Nexus 5, and a bewildering array of supermarkets attempting to release their own tablets. We swear, by the time we write this column next year, you&rsquo;ll probably get a free tablet taped to every issue of your kid&rsquo;s comics.</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"> SEPTEMBER - smartphones, smartwatches and smart games </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 media news, Netflix made history when <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/netflix-snags-first-emmy-online-only-tv-drama/news" target="_blank">House of Cards won an Emmy </a>&mdash; the first show from a non-TV network to do so &mdash; and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/grand-theft-auto-5/review" target="_blank">Grand Theft Auto V</a> arrived to accusations of misogyny and over-the-top violence. Carolyn Petit&rsquo;s 9/10 review that briefly mentioned this subsequently ended up with countless angry posts about her supposed &lsquo;man-hating agenda&rsquo;, which made sane people think maybe she had a point. Naturally, the game sold millions of copies anyway.</p> <p>Otherwise, September was a month of devices, and something of an iOS vs Android smackdown. First up, the new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note 3</a> landed with a blistering spec sheet including quad-core innards, 3GB of RAM and a better-than-ever S Pen stylus. And then the iPhones arrived: the super shiny <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5s/review" target="_blank">iPhone 5s</a>, boasting a fingerprint scanner, and the colourful <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-5c/review" target="_blank">iPhone 5c</a>, with a plastic shell. </p> <p>Analysts decided immediately that Apple was doomed and this would finally be when the iPhone keeled over; then when the extremely expensive iPhone 5s sold like hot cakes and the only somewhat expensive iPhone 5c merely sold moderately well, that was somehow a bad thing for Apple too. In fact, the big issues for the company were software-based. </p> <p>Apple&rsquo;s motion to intervene on behalf of developers to battle patent troll Lodsys was thrown out by a Texas judge. And elsewhere, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/ios-7s-motions-effects-are-triggering-vertigo-and-nausea-symptoms/news" target="_blank">in a story broken by Stuff.tv</a>, iOS 7&rsquo;s motion effects were triggering vertigo and nausea symptoms in users.&nbsp;</p> <p>Over in Android land, Samsung announced wearable wrist device <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-gear/samsung-galaxy-gear/review" target="_blank">Galaxy Gear</a>, presumably aiming to head off an Apple iWatch at the pass, but instead heading off sanity, given that the device was awful. Similarly bafflingly, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/android-44-kitkat/review" target="_blank">Android 4.4 was named KitKat</a>, oblivious to various Nestlé scandals that would suggest it&rsquo;s not the best brand to tie your operating system to. Fortunately, Tesco of all companies did something smart with Android in September, releasing the affordable seven-inch tablet,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/tesco-hudl/review" target="_blank">Hudl</a>. There was a hint of the press grading on a curve, but there&rsquo;s no denying it&rsquo;s a great bit of kit for &pound;119.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 3" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-note-3-main_0.JPG?1388504006" /> </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="940" height="705" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 3" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iphone-5s-main.JPG?1388504006" /> </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="855" height="641" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 3" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/kitkat-main-review.jpg?1388504006" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> OCTOBER - Flexy-time </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Facebook continued to make people assume its acceptable use policy was being written on the fly by an inebriated monkey smashing a keyboard with a mallet. It lifted a ban on decapitation videos, and argued they were fine with warnings and if people were condemning them. Presumably deafened by the constant sound of jaws hitting floors, the company relented a couple of days later and blathered something about taking a &ldquo;holistic look at the context&rdquo; surrounding images and videos, and removing content that &ldquo;celebrates violence&rdquo;.</p> <p>In other news, curves were definitely back in, with Samsung announcing the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/meet-samsung-galaxy-round-note-3-curved-screen/news" target="_blank">Galaxy Round</a> ahead of LG&#39;s reveal of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g-flex/lg-g-flex/review" target="_blank">G Flex</a> - two huge phones with curved displays, looking ot pioneer the way for a slew of curvy, flexible gadgets over the next few years.</p> <p>Online, Disney and Adobe both attempted to wrest &lsquo;boneheaded online company of the month&rsquo; from Facebook. Disney decided to pull content from iTunes in the Cloud, denying people access to movies they&rsquo;d paid for (a trick it would later repeat in December with Amazon, making us feel we didn&rsquo;t go far enough in arguing <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/netflix-and-spotify-cannot-replace-your-shiny-discs/feature" target="_blank">online services can&rsquo;t replace your shiny discs</a>, and Adobe confirmed &ldquo;at least&rdquo; 38 million online accounts had been compromised. The number later climbed to 150 million, placing further strain on the creative giant&rsquo;s cloud-only ambitions.&nbsp;</p> <p>The iOS vs Android battle continued. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/google-nexus-5/review" target="_blank">Google&rsquo;s Nexus 5</a> ramped up the power and offered a great screen, although its battery life left a little to be desired. Over in Cupertino, Apple offered the svelte <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-5/review" target="_blank">iPad Air</a> and a revamped <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-mini-2-retina/review" target="_blank">iPad mini </a>that boasted a high-res display. Despite the increasing prevalence of tablets, some people reportedly still had issues with them, with <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/schoolkids-hacking-ipads-should-be-celebrated-not-punished/feature" target="_blank">LA teachers freaking out</a> when kids had the audacity to use school-supplied iPads for &mdash; horrors! &mdash; browsing the internet.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 3" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-nexus-5-review-main-2%20%281%29.jpg?1388504006" /> </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="940" height="705" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 3" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Apple-iPad-Air-review-lockscreen_1.png?1388504006" /> </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="604" height="453" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 3" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-G-Flex-review-main.png?1388504006" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NOVEMBER - PS4 vs Xbox One </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The best and worst of the internet occurred as winter&rsquo;s chill rolled in. The UK Conservative party attempted to eradicate its web history, removing speeches and news stories in what appeared to be a desperate rewrite of history. Search engines were blocked from keeping records of past pledges, one of which ironically outlined the need to be accountable and transparent online. The flip-side: Batkid. The web rallied to give five-year-old cancer survivor Miles Scott a day to remember. Make-A-Wish and countless volunteers turned San Francisco into Gotham City, tasking the teeny superhero with rescuing a damsel in distress and capturing a motley crew of colourful villains.</p> <p>As the PS4 launched, London&rsquo;s OXO Tower gained familiar PlayStation symbols, while the country readied itself for Doctor Who&rsquo;s 50th anniversary. A <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/google-doodle-game-marks-doctor-whos-50th-anniversary/news" target="_blank">Google Doodle</a> whetted the appetite, with an isometric 8-bit-style maze game, and then the episode itself merrily broke records, becoming the world&rsquo;s largest simulcast, and generating a colossal 1.3 million iPlayer requests in the 24 hours after first broadcast.</p> <p>We imagine November was a month in which quite a few people wish they had the Doctor&rsquo;s TARDIS, but none more so than James Howells. He threw away a computer hard drive with 7,500 <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/beyond-bitcoin-bubble-what-s-next-altcurrencies/feature" target="_blank">bitcoins</a> he&rsquo;d mined when the going was easy; the value of the drive buried under a metre or more of Welsh landfill was estimated at &pound;4.6 million.</p> <p>The month also marked the beginning of easing <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/british-airways-approves-use-electronics-during-take-and-landing/news" target="_blank">in-flight rules regarding electronic device usage</a>. Airlines scrambled to say they would now allow gate-to-gate use of devices in airplane mode, and tentatively predicted in-flight mobile calls in the near future. At that point, we&rsquo;ll probably all want in on that TARDIS &mdash; or to borrow a Dalek to exterminate anyone yelling into a device while sharing a flying tin can with dozens of miffed onlookers.</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="606" height="454" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 3" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/batkid.jpg?1388504006" /> </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="604" height="453" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 3" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/whoodle-doodle.jpg?1388504006" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> DECEMBER - Hello, censorship! </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 December being a month for warmth, happiness and general fuzzy feelings, we&rsquo;ll start with the bad stuff first. BT turned on web filtering by default, while presumably screaming &ldquo;Why won&rsquo;t anyone think of the children?&rdquo; Politicians and The Daily Mail crowed about a great victory, but Newsnight pointed out the filters not only failed to block quite a bit of porn, but also they denied access to sex education content along with websites for rape and abuse crisis centres. ISPs unsurprisingly talked about categorisations being updated over time, but the reality is these problems will always exist with algorithmic blocking.</p> <p>At the more bizarre end of the tech news spectrum, a &pound;30 Android tablet landed in the UK, making even Tesco&rsquo;s Hudl seem pricey. The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/datawind-ubislate-7ci-uk-s-cheapest-tablet/news" target="_blank">UbiSlate 7Ci</a> was originally created for an educational scheme in India, but has brought its charms to Blighty. And by &lsquo;charms&rsquo;, we mean its meagre 4 GB of storage, three hours of battery live, and dated 800-by-480 screen resolution. We&rsquo;ve a sneaking suspicion it won&rsquo;t be vying for a category win in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013" target="_blank">Stuff&rsquo;s Gadget Awards</a> any time soon.</p> <p>So, on to the warm and fuzzy &mdash; and there was plenty of that this December. After a certain online retailer fired some stupid on to the internet about drone-based deliveries, Waterstones introduced its charming <a href="http://www.waterstones.com/blog/2013/12/introducing-o-w-l-s/" target="_blank">Ornithological Waterstones Landing Service</a>&nbsp;(OWLS); through social networking, a girl&rsquo;s treasured lost toy <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/catesevilla/little-girl-is-reunited-with-favourite-teddy-bear-thanks-to" target="_blank">found its way home</a>; and homeless man Leo Grand&rsquo;s app, <a href="http://signup.treesforcars.com" target="_blank">Trees for Cards</a>&nbsp;was released.</p> <p>The one that really got to us, though, was the story of Cecil Williams and Orlando. Williams is blind, and Orlando is his guide dog who heroically saved his owner&rsquo;s life as he fell on to the tracks at a subway platform. With Orlando now 11 years old, he was due to retire and leave his master, who&rsquo;d get a replacement younger guide. Indiana Law student Grant Kirsh decided otherwise, and began an <a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-cecil-williams-keep-his-seeing-eye-dog-orlando" target="_blank">Indiegogo campaign</a>, which raised tens of thousands of dollars, thereby ensuring Williams and Orlando will now not be parted; the pair can instead look forward to a very happy new year together.</p> <p><em>Don&#39;t miss <strong>100 tech events that defined 2013 <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/2013-year-tech-part-one/feature">part 1</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/100-tech-events-defined-2013-part-1/feature">part 2</a>!</strong></em></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/6LtoSsE_4qU" 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="567" height="425" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 3" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/datawind-ubislate-7c-plus_0.jpg?1388502415" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/100-tech-events-defined-2013-part-3/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/100-tech-events-defined-2013-part-3/feature#comments Stuff Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:05:21 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1430365 at http://www.stuff.tv 100 tech events that defined 2013 - Pt. 2 http://www.stuff.tv/100-tech-events-defined-2013-part-1/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We look back at some of the stories — big, small and just plain odd — that shaped the world of gadgets and tech in 2013 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 2" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuff-calendar_0.jpg?1388504513" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/2013-year-tech-part-one/feature" target="_blank">The first four months of the year </a>were somewhat &lsquo;business as usual&rsquo;, with a typical mix of technology companies punching each other in the face and clever people inventing clever new things. (Seriously: a 3D printer than can output something like synthetic tissue. That is _amazing_.)</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"> MAY - One Microsoft debacle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&rsquo;d suggest May was the calm before the storm in the tech world, but that wouldn&rsquo;t be at all true. If anything, it was a month of angry fist-smashing. In the UK, Google exec Matt Brittin was hauled before MPs to explain quite how &lsquo;Don&rsquo;t be evil&rsquo; equated to &lsquo;and also, don&rsquo;t pay corporation tax&rsquo;. Online, Adobe managed to attract the ire of creative industries by scrapping boxed products and moving its high-end Creative Suite software entirely to the cloud and &lsquo;forcing&rsquo; subscription payments. And Facebook continued on its oblivious path regarding appropriate content for social networking; it blocked an admin for posting an image that claimed the network banned breastfeeding pictures, but was happy to let rape jokes and faked images of beaten women stay online.</p> <p>Even in the field of gaming, teeth were gnashing as Microsoft unveiled the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-one/review" target="_blank">Xbox One</a>, seemingly pissing off the entire world. Much of the anger centred on the console requiring an always-on web connection &mdash; which Microsoft later said wouldn&rsquo;t be the case &mdash; and restrictions regarding game activation and resale &mdash; <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/why-xbox-one-had-change/feature" target="_blank">which Microsoft later U-turned on</a>. Inevitably, pundits then started whining about Microsoft&rsquo;s now-scrapped DRM system actually being beneficial and gamers no longer getting those benefits. Microsoft Xbox execs, we assume, then spent the summer doing synchronised headdesks.</p> <p>Still, May wasn&rsquo;t all bad news: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stuff-gadget-awards-2013-tech-event-year-vote-now/feature" target="_blank">Commander Chris Hadfield</a> recorded a video of Space Oddity while on board the International Space Station. Fortunately, he didn&rsquo;t then enact a literal take on The Man Who Fell To Earth.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/KaOC9danxNo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="940" height="705" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 2" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xbox-one-review-main.JPG?1388504513" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> JUNE - Farewell, privacy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Traditionally a big month for tech announcements, June was no exception in 2013. However, everything was overshadowed by a series of stunning revelations surrounding surveillance. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/fully-charged-insta-vine-more-arrested-development-and-nsa-proof-messaging/news" target="_blank">Leaked documents</a> exposed the USA&rsquo;s National Security Agency (NSA) as having collected phone records, and the existence of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/through-prism-how-disappear-online/feature" target="_blank">Prism</a>, a program collecting stored internet communications based on demands made to the biggest tech players in the industry. Accusations flew back and forth while source of the leak Edward Snowden simply flew, trying to find sanctuary in a country that wouldn&rsquo;t bounce him right back to the USA to face charges.</p> <p>Fallout continued during subsequent months as the UK&rsquo;s GCHQ was accused of tapping undersea cables, and that the USA was bugging European allies. In the UK, GCHQ watched as the Guardian took an angle grinder to the drives that had housed copies of leaked files, while politicians worldwide took sides, backing the need for covert ops and slamming media leaks, or supporting those aiming to protect people&rsquo;s privacy.</p> <p>Fortunately, distractions were on hand from the industry&rsquo;s big guns, to ensure not all tech news was NSA-flavoured (although, judging by the Prism slides, it could have been NSA-tainted). Microsoft unleashed a public preview of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/windows-81/review" target="_blank">Windows 8.1</a>, now with added Start Button and a direct-to-Desktop boot option, Google bought Waze, Instagram added video, and Android games system <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/ouya/review" target="_blank">Ouya</a> launched. Finally, Apple at WWDC 2013 announced iOS 7, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/os-x-mavericks-109/review" target="_blank">OS X Mavericks</a> (the first free OS X), and a dramatically redesigned Mac Pro, which managed to make every tech-head want one despite it resembling Darth Vader&rsquo;s waste bin.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 2" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/anonymous-3.jpg?1388504513" /> </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="604" height="453" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 2" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ouya_0.jpg?1388504513" /> </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="604" height="453" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/os-x-mavericks-main%20%281%29.jpg?1388504513" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> JULY - Google&#039;s smart TV play </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For the most part, July was a month of exciting new things, dead things, and dead things brought temporarily back to life. In terms of the shiny and new, TV was where it was at: Sky released the tiny <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sky/sky-now-tv-box-makes-your-tv-smart-ten-pounds/news" target="_blank">Now TV streamer</a>, which for ten quid turned your TV into a smart TV; and Google made public the even more diminutive <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-chromecast/review" target="_blank">Chromecast</a>, an HDMI dongle for streaming content from a supported app to a TV via Wi-Fi. Apple TVs the world over presumably fumed at Apple allowing the competition to build rather than securing a market it could so easily have grabbed for itself.&nbsp;</p> <p>In terms of dead things, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-reader-dead-here-s-how-replace-it/feature" target="_blank">Google put down Reader</a>, seemingly fatally wounding RSS in the process, and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3d-tv-dead-4k-real-deal-says-bbc-controller/news" target="_blank">BBC gave up on 3D</a>, reasoning it&rsquo;s not something people want in their homes. Surface RT wasn&rsquo;t quite dead in July, but it might as well have been, with <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/more-price-cuts-microsoft-surface-pro-and-surface-rt/news" target="_blank">Microsoft slashing prices</a> and taking a $900 million loss due to &ldquo;inventory adjustments&rdquo;. In better news, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/youtube/youtube-brings-knightmare-back-dungeons-time/news" target="_blank">Knightmare</a> was temporarily revived for Geek Week and starred the delightful Isy Suttie alongside original dungeon master Treguard, played by a returning Hugo Myatt. Sidestep right! Sidestep right! Oh, you&rsquo;ve fallen down a huge hole in the floor. Never mind.</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/74r-EbIqt9s" 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="604" height="453" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 2" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/chromecast-stones_2.jpg?1388504513" /> </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="604" height="453" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 2" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Microsoft%20Surface.jpg?1388504513" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> AUGUST - Hyperloops and test tube burgers </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 month began with Caitlin Moran&rsquo;s Twitter boycott, #trolliday. Designed to coincide with International Friendship Day, the well-meaning idea was to draw attention to how many women were getting harassed on the social network, which itself didn&rsquo;t seem to be doing a great deal to help. In the event, some people stayed away, some didn&rsquo;t, and many more than those combined complained about people silencing themselves on a social network where people were trying to silence them.</p> <p>Fortunately, the very next day scientists distracted everyone with a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/burger-me-its-first-taste-test-cultured-meat/news" target="_blank">burger made from lab-grown fibres</a> that was fried, served and eaten. It was reportedly rather dry and lacking in favour, but on the plus side the lab experiment didn&rsquo;t suddenly gain sentience and start eating the diners. Also in the world of glimpsing technology&rsquo;s future, August saw Elon Musk unveil his <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hyperloop-everything-you-need-know/news" target="_blank">Hyperloop</a> &mdash; a supersonic transport concept for the USA&rsquo;s west coast &mdash; and goal-line technology arrive in British football. Rather more pointing to the past, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced he would <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/bye-big-guy-steve-ballmer-s-best-moments/feature" target="_blank">leave the company within 12 months</a>, and Nintendo seemingly admitted no-one liked the 3D bit of the 3DS that much, and announced ugly sibling console the 2DS.</p> <p>In a minor triumph for humanity, Brit Lee Beaumont converted his landline into a premium number, turning the table on cold callers by making money off of them. Unfortunately, karma decided to kick humanity in the teeth, first by injuring 20 in a crazy LG promotional stunt where people armed with guns and knives raced for smartphone vouchers hanging from balloons (Seriously &mdash; who thought that was a good idea?), and then in Chelsea Manning (born Bradley Manning) getting a 35-year sentence for handing over a huge number of government documents to Wikileaks.</p> <p><strong><em><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/2013-year-tech-part-one/feature">Click here to read 100 tech events that defined 2013 &ndash; Part 1!</a></em></strong></p> <p><strong><em><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/100-tech-events-defined-2013-part-3/feature">Click here to read 100 tech events that defined 2013 &ndash; Part 3!</a></em></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 2" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/cultured-beef-01%20%281%29.jpg?1388504513" /> </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="604" height="453" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 2" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/steve-ballmer.jpg?1388504513" /> </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="604" height="453" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 2" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hyperloop-pod-concept-2%20%281%29.jpg?1388504513" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/100-tech-events-defined-2013-part-1/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/100-tech-events-defined-2013-part-1/feature#comments Stuff Mon, 30 Dec 2013 11:43:22 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1430361 at http://www.stuff.tv 100 tech events that defined 2013 – Pt. 1 http://www.stuff.tv/2013-year-tech-part-one/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We look back at some of the stories — big, small and just plain odd — that shaped the world of gadgets and tech in 2013 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 1" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuff-calendar.jpg?1388504070" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>2013 started with a possible donkey hit-and-run courtesy of Google, and ended with the internet raising money so a blind man could keep the ageing guide dog that saved him from being struck by a train.</p> <p>In-between animal-related antics, we got new devices aplenty, companies throwing money about like confetti, Apple being doomed at least a dozen times daily, and the all-too-brief return of Knightmare. Join us now for the first of our three-part review of what we reckon was a cracking year in tech!</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"> JANUARY - BlackBerry&#039;s back, and Qualcomm&#039;s Big Bird bid </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 year kicked off with Qualcomm staking an early claim for the most cringeworthy tech event of 2013 via its CES keynote. After a painfully long intro of toe-curling hipster and gangster stereotyping (&ldquo;And by hot, I mean &lsquo;fuego&rsquo;!&rdquo; *pin drop*), special guests arrived and just wouldn&rsquo;t stop coming. But even Steve Ballmer getting into a lather about Qualcomm chips, Big Bird and an embarrassed &lsquo;birdketeer&rsquo; chum discussing augmented reality, Guillermo del Toro, Alice Eve and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, weren&rsquo;t enough to save the car-crash event from its dire script, with jokes so flat they&rsquo;d seemingly been repeatedly steamrollered.</p> <p>All is forgiven, though, for the Snapdragon 800 chip that was unveiled, which went on to power a number of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/gadget-awards-2013-lg-g2-best-smartphone-year/feature">best smartphones of the year</a>.</p> <p>Elsewhere, RIM became BlackBerry in products <em>and</em>&nbsp;name, with a new brand, new software (<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry/need-know-%E2%80%93-blackberry-10/news" target="_blank">BlackBerry 10</a>!) and new hardware (<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/blackberry-z10/review" target="_blank">Z10</a>! They like the number 10!), but despite us and others rather liking its innovative new direction, the world had long since stopped caring &ndash; and would continue to not care right up until the end of the year. <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/what-lost-musical-treasures-has-amazon-autoripped-you/news" target="_blank">Amazon released auto-rip</a>, enabling Americans (and, by June, Brits) to sneakily get digital copies of albums they&rsquo;d actually bought as gifts for their gran. </p> <p>Twitter did for video what it did for long-form writing, unveiling <a href="https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;cad=rja&amp;ved=0CC0QFjAA&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stuff.tv%2Fvine%2Freview&amp;ei=SRm4Ur7_B6zb7Abe7YHQBA&amp;usg=AFQjCNHjnHRHYZRbqu1LoZVkzkqnPTHnUA&amp;bvm=bv.58187178,d.ZGU" target="_blank">Vine</a>, a sharing service for six-second videos. And Google simultaneously expanded mapping coverage of isolationist North Korea while responding to accusations a Street View car had <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-clears-its-name-after-being-accused-killing-donkey-botswana/news" target="_blank">murdered a donkey in Botswana</a>. In a blog post, &lsquo;Never ass-ume&rsquo;, Kei Kawai, Group Product Manager, Google Maps, pointed out the donkey was fine; presumably as punishment for the terrible pun in the blog post&rsquo;s title, The Register then helpfully noted a Street View car had instead killed Bambi (or possibly some random deer), as evidenced by (since deleted) images from back in 2009.</p> <p>The most important story of the month for us, though, was Aaron Swartz. The programmer had worked on RSS and Reddit, but was arrested in 2011 by MIT police, on breaking and entering charges, having downloaded a slew of academic journal articles. Faced with the prospect of a staggering 35 years in jail and $1 million in fines, and denied a plea bargain, he was found dead in his apartment. It was a shameful episode for many of those involved, not least the prosecutors and MIT.</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/v7qTHbOEiDY" 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="604" height="453" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/google-dead-donkey_0.jpg?1388504070" /> </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="500" height="375" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 1" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/blackberry-Z10-review-hands-on-active-frames_2_0.jpg?1388504070" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> FEBRUARY - Vine time and the PS4 no-show </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Despite only arriving the previous month, Vine started to make waves in February. Journalist Dawn Siff was particularly creative, using the service to fashion the first <a href="https://vine.co/v/b6wxtwrwP7P" target="_blank">Vine resumé</a>. &ldquo;Idea machine Dawn Siff. Journalist. Strategist. Manager. Deadline Jedi,&rdquo; she said enthusiastically, clutching props such as a Rubik&rsquo;s Cube and a lightsaber. Two months later, she was gainfully employed, albeit &ldquo;through old fashioned networking,&rdquo;&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;but her new employer <em>was</em>&nbsp;reportedly &ldquo;impressed&rdquo; by the Vine.</p> <p>In the play for hearts and minds of next-gen (or should that be next-next-next-gen?) gaming, Sony was first out of the blocks, with its imaginatively named <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/playstation-4/review" target="_blank">PlayStation 4</a>. The new console would arrive by the holiday season, and boasted PC-like innards, a revamped controller with a touchpad, and a light bar on the back so you can pretend you&rsquo;re in Tron. Sony didn&rsquo;t reveal how many software updates would be required before you could actually play a game on your newly unwrapped console, nor did it actually show off what the box looked like.</p> <p>The future&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;or at least possible futures&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;of mobile were also on show in February, via <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/stuff-gets-hands-google-glass/feature" target="_blank">Google Glass</a> ending up in the hands of developers and US researchers announcing a stretchable battery that could power flexible electronic kit. The campaign for iSlippers starts here.</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/w2e3KoPNaSw" 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="604" height="453" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 1" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/vine-v13-update.jpg?1388504070" /> </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="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 1" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-playstation-4-review-design-1_4.png?1388504070" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MARCH - Meet the HTC One </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Skynet came a step closer as terrifying Boston Dynamics BigDog robot gained a new trick&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;the ability to use an arm to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bigdog-robot-starts-throwing-bricks/news" target="_blank">hurl cinder blocks at human heads</a>. The creators enthused BigDog acted just like an athlete, having presumably hallucinated a Robot Cinder Block event at London 2012. Fortunately, the Japanese announced they&rsquo;d made smell-o-vision a reality, and so we&rsquo;ll all be distracted by the wonderful odours from the creations of a million TV chefs before our inevitable doom at the hands of intelligent androids.</p> <p>Androids with a capital A were also in the news in March. The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review" target="_blank">HTC One</a>, which our very own <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/three-months-heres-why-i-cant-sell-my-htc-one/feature" target="_blank">Mark Payton said he couldn&rsquo;t part with</a> arrived, with a live-feed home screen. Samsung countered by announcing the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-s4/review" target="_blank">Galaxy S4</a>. The associated event shot for <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s4/unpacked-and-underwhelmed/news" target="_blank">Broadway spectacle</a>, but instead blew off at least three toes, due to a script CNET&rsquo;s Molly Wood called &ldquo;tone-deaf and shockingly sexist&rdquo;. What started as hilariously bad ended up as just plain bad, but at least the phone itself produced the goods.</p> <p>It seems March was a general month of tech controversy. Amazon became embroiled in a scandal as Solid Gold Bomb T-shirts suggested you &lsquo;Keep Calm And Rape A Lot&rsquo;. An apology and excuses about an errant algorithm didn&rsquo;t exactly placate keyboard warriors on various social networks.) And Seattle&rsquo;s 5 Point Cafe became probably the first place to ban <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/glass">Google Glass</a>, due to privacy fears. &ldquo;If you do wear your Google Glasses inside, or film or photograph people without their permission, you will be asked to stop, or leave,&rdquo; stated the restaurant&rsquo;s policy. &ldquo;And if we ask you to leave, for God&rsquo;s sake, don&rsquo;t start yelling about your &lsquo;rights&rsquo;. Just shut up and get out before you make things worse.&rdquo;</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/2jvLalY6ubc" 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="567" height="425" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 1" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-review-hands-on-lichtenstein%20%281%29.jpg?1388504070" /> </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="604" height="453" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 1" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/amazon%20main.png?1388504070" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> APRIL - Facebook Go Home </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Right at the start of April, Apple CEO <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/tim-cook-apologises-apple-maps/news" target="_blank">Tim Cook apologised</a>. This wasn&rsquo;t an April Fools&rsquo; Day joke, but a rare moment of humility for the company as it aimed to win over the Chinese market, which had accused the American giant of arrogance regarding aspects of its repair and warranty policy. &ldquo;Meanwhile, we [&hellip;] realise that we still have a lot to learn on operating and communicating in China,&rdquo; said Cook in the letter, neglecting to add &ldquo;and in the EU and Australia,&rdquo; where the company later in the year came under further fire for not aligning corporate policy with local consumer laws.</p> <p>April was also a time of launches intending to change the world, but lacking the benefit of hindsight regarding their chances of doing so. Facebook attempted to worm its way into Android with user interface layer <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/facebook-home-need-know/news" target="_blank">Facebook Home</a>, but lukewarm reviews and privacy fears put paid to any question of ubiquity (and, inevitably, rekindled Facebook smartphone rumours). And Mozilla threw its hat into the ring with <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-firefox-os-review-%E2%80%93-hands/news" target="_blank">Firefox OS</a>, a mobile platform based around open web standards. Some traction was gained in a small number of markets, but Apple, Google and Microsoft were notable for a distinct lack of quaking in their boots.</p> <p>Still, one April technology innovation really did break through the hyperbole barrier. Clever people at Oxford University demonstrated a 3D printer capable of creating materials with several of the properties of living tissues. It&rsquo;s early days yet, but the system could one day be able to deliver drugs to places where they&rsquo;re needed or replace and interface with damaged human tissue.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/100-tech-events-defined-2013-part-1/feature"><em>Click here to read 100 tech events that defined 2013 &ndash; Part 2!</em></a></strong></p> <p><strong><em><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/100-tech-events-defined-2013-part-3/feature">Click here to read 100 tech events that defined 2013 &ndash; Part 3!</a></em></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="500" height="375" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 1" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iOS6Maps_2_0.jpg?1388504070" /> </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="604" height="453" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 1" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/facebook-home-main_0.jpg?1388504070" /> </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="870" height="660" title="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 1" alt="100 tech events that defined 2013 - Part 1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/z6rxnfakpnjg.png?1388504070" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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"> 2013 in tech: January – April </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"> Our look back at the stories that shaped the year in gadgets </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/2013-year-tech-part-one/feature#comments Stuff Sun, 29 Dec 2013 10:01:42 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1430360 at http://www.stuff.tv December issue on sale now! http://www.stuff.tv/december-issue-sale-now/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stop eating leftover Halloween sweets, take off your Dracula costume and get yourself down to the newsagent (or App Store). The new issue of Stuff is out today! </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="500" height="676" title="December issue on sale now!" alt="December issue on sale now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Stuff-cover-december.jpg?1383325253" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As the saying goes: “Pinch, punch, first of the month, time to buy the new issue of Stuff magazine.” That’s right, isn’t it?</p> <p>Once you’ve apologised to the shop assistant for pinching and punching them you’ll have nearly 200 pages of stonking gadget pr0n to get through, starting with everything you need to know about Valve’s Steam Controller and ending with everything you need to know about Computer Art. But that’s not all you need to know.</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/tom-wiggins" title="View user profile.">Tom Wiggins</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Next-gen launch titles </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 between you’ll find an interview with the man who invented the iPhone (spoiler: he doesn’t think much of 3D TV), a guide to the PS4 and Xbox One’s launch line-ups, a flock of wooly jumpers to get you through the cold winter nights, plus a test of Smart’s Ebike.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="338" title="December issue on sale now!" alt="December issue on sale now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/this%20month%20dec.jpg?1383325253" /> </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="500" height="338" title="December issue on sale now!" alt="December issue on sale now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/this%20month%20dec4.jpg?1383325253" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> iPhone 5S vs the world </div> </div> </div> <div class="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’ll also take you on journey through the new breed of electric vehicles coming to make our gas-guzzling cars extinct, plus we’ve gathered the world’s best smartphones together in our test lab to discover which one is the best once and for all. Can the iPhone 5s take back its crown or will one of Android’s new breed claim the prize?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="338" title="December issue on sale now!" alt="December issue on sale now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/this%20month%20dec7.jpg?1383325253" /> </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="500" height="338" title="December issue on sale now!" alt="December issue on sale now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/this%20month%20dec2.jpg?1383325253" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div 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"> Buy it Now! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Interested? Of course you are. All you need to do to get hold of such a treat is visit your local newsagent, point your browser at newsstand.co.uk/Stuff or aim your iPad at Apple’s Newsstand.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="338" title="December issue on sale now!" alt="December issue on sale now!" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/this%20month%20dec3.jpg?1383325253" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/december-issue-sale-now/news#comments Stuff Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:58:27 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1428659 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff's Lucy Hedges fills your ears with tech news on BBC Radio 6 Music today http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/stuffs-lucy-hedges-fills-your-ears-tech-bbc-radio-6-music-today/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tune in at 11:10am for the latest from the world of gadgets </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Lucy Hedges" alt="Lucy Hedges" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lucy-bbc-radio-6-music_0_0.jpg?1383042525" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tune your wireless to <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music">BBC Radio 6 Music</a> at 11:10am today for the very latest from the world of tech, delivered straight to your ears from Stuff's own Lucy Hedges.</p> <p>You'll know Lucy from her gadget-packed <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/videos">Stuff videos</a> – but today she's taking to the airwaves to give you your fill of the latest tech news.</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"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smart specs and curvy phones </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 week, Lucy's turning her tech-trained eye on the LG G Flex phone – LG's curved rival to the Samsung Galaxy Round.</p> <p>And that isn't the only gadget showdown this week – Samsung is prepping its own <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/fully-charged-samsungs-smart-specs-tweeting-bras/news">Google Glass rival</a>, according to a patent filing.</p> <p>Lucy will also be looking over <a href="http://www.dubble.me/">Dubble</a>, the social photo app that combines your pictures with those of strangers, and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tado-launches-cloud-based-weather-controlled-smart-heating-system/news">Tado smart heating system</a>.</p> <p>Check out BBC Radio 6 Music <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music">here</a>, and don't forget to share your thoughts with us on <a href="http://twitter.com/stufftv">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://www.facebook.com/joinstuff">Facebook</a>&nbsp;and <a href="https://plus.google.com/u/1/+StuffTV/posts">Google+</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-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/bbc/stuffs-lucy-hedges-fills-your-ears-tech-bbc-radio-6-music-today/news#comments Stuff BBC Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:28:24 +0000 Stephen Graves 1428518 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff's Lucy Hedges ponders the latest tech with BBC Radio 6 Music http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/stuffs-lucy-hedges-ponders-latest-tech-bbc-radio-6-music/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our resident tech evangelist talks the latest fitness wearables and more at 11:10am today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Lucy Hedges" alt="Lucy Hedges" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lucy-bbc-radio-6-music_0.jpg?1382435721" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tune into BBC Radio 6 Music today from 11:10am to get some tech-laden words from Stuff's very own Lucy Hedges on <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music">BBC Radio 6 Music</a>.</p> <p>You'll know Lucy from her tech-packed&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/videos">Stuff videos</a>&nbsp;– but today she's taking to the airwaves to&nbsp;fill your lugholes with the very latest from the world of technology.</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/ben-stinson" title="View user profile.">Ben Stinson</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio what&#039;s new? </div> </div> </div> <div class="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 limelight this week is <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-s-major-ipad-event-22-october-coincides-nokia-showcase/news" target="_blank">Apple's iPad launch</a>, which of course we'll be covering in further detail later today. Will Apple continue to innovate with the rumoured <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-5/review">iPad 5</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-mini-2-retina/review">iPad Mini 2</a>&nbsp;– or has it run out of ideas?</p> <p>She'll be also looking at the latest fitness gadgets including <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/adidas-joins-smartwatch-race/news" target="_blank">Adidas' smartwatch</a> and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/node/1427927" target="_blank">Nike+ Fuelband SE</a>; two devices that promise to help you shed the pounds just in time for Christmas.</p> <p>There's news on Twitter #Music's potential collapse and why it's failed to capture people's attention in the same way as the rest of the universally popular social chatter site, while Lucy will also be looking at her current app pick: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-mini-2-retina/review">Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series</a>.</p> <p>Check out Radio 6 Music <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music" target="_blank">here</a>, and as ever don't be shy to share your opinions with us on <a href="http://twitter.com/stufftv" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p> <p>&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-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">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/bbc/stuffs-lucy-hedges-ponders-latest-tech-bbc-radio-6-music/news#comments Stuff BBC Tue, 22 Oct 2013 09:50:23 +0000 Ben Stinson 1428187 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff's Lucy Hedges talks tech today on BBC Radio 6 Music http://www.stuff.tv/stuffs-lucy-hedges-hits-airwaves-radio-6-music/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our gadget guru puts tech talk in your ear holes today at 11:10am – gather round the wireless </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="Lucy Hedges" alt="Lucy Hedges" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lucy-bbc-radio-6-music.jpg?1381224403" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Huddle around the wireless, gadget fans, and listen out for pearls of tech wisdom from Stuff's very own Lucy Hedges.</p> <p>Lucy will be on BBC Radio 6 Music from 11:10am today, talking about the latest and greatest developments in the world of tech.</p> <p>This week, she'll be pondering Samsung and LG's plans to launch <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g-flex/curved-lg-g-flex-phone-coming-november/news">curved smartphones</a> – are they a sweeping change or doomed to follow a downward trajectory?</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/stuffs-lucy-hedges-hits-airwaves-radio-6-music/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/stuffs-lucy-hedges-hits-airwaves-radio-6-music/news#comments Stuff Tue, 08 Oct 2013 09:26:44 +0000 Stephen Graves 1427627 at http://www.stuff.tv