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T3 January 2018

Our writers are as passionate about gadgets as you are, and this is reflected in insightful articles that cover every aspect of technology. In the Hype section, you'll read about cutting-edge launches; tech that truly has the 'wow' factor. Each month, Agenda recommends seven adventures that you can have with tech right now – everything from filming extreme sports on your GoPro action camera to taking a flight on a jetpack! Select is where we review the latest and greatest new products, from hardware to games and apps. And Elite is the ultimate tech buyer's guide – your first port of call if you're looking to buy something new for yourself or your home. Please Note: Digital editions do not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies.

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1 min.
la mborghini urus

ABSOLUTELY SUPER, CAR The 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 is good for 650BHP and 627lb ft of torque and thanks to its four-wheel drive system and eight-speed automatic gearbox, it’ll out-accelerate most cars off the line (just 3.6 seconds to 62mph) IT’LL GO OFF ROAD! With three off-road modes, the Urus is perfectly adept on a variety of off-road surfaces too The Range Rover Sport SVR. Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo. And Tesla’s Model X. If you want an SUV and you want it to go really fast – these are the machines to do it. But in a sea of SUVs, even these supercharged versions have become a bit prosaic. To stand out among the crowd, and get your kids to private school/nip to Waitrose faster than ever, you need something unique; something a bit exotic. Let…

2 min.
meet the team

MATT BOLTON Editor With the results of our big smart home speaker test in (p42), Matt’s started to fill his house with smart assistants. He calls them his “army”, which is definitely doesn’t seem terrifying at all. NICK ODANTZIS Deputy Editor If you want, for some reason, to see a floor you could eat off, head to Nick’s house, where he’s tested four robot vacuum cleaners (p70). They helped clean the mud from his ebike race (p96). CLAIRE DAVIES Associate Editor There’s a calm corner of the office around Claire after her research into using tech to beat the winter blues (p87). It almost seemed like her desk was glowing, but that turned out to be a SAD light. JO GULLIVER Senior Art Editor Jo’s looking at getting a new car. As tempting as the Tesla Roadster (p14) is, she says…

2 min.
editor’s letter

As we started to approach the end of 2017, we knew we were going to be overloaded with smart home speakers. Everyone had the same idea: ‘if the original Echo wasn’t very good at playing music, let’s do one that is!’ So here we are, inundated with audio companies adding Alexa into wireless speakers, and Amazon adding beefier drives into its new Echo line-up. How the hell are we ever going to sort the wheat from chaff? In a giant show-down, obviously – all the best, smartest options in one place. And that place is p42. Whatever your priority, whether it’s smart home control or audio quality, we’ve got the pick for you. We’re big fans of ebikes here on T3, but we tend to focus on them for commuters or other…

8 min.
horizon

1 TESLA ROADSTER 2.0 • From $200,000 (£150,876), tesla.com Admit it: you thought electric cars were a nice, eco-friendly idea, but that none could ever be sexy enough or fast enough to replace a gasguzzling, high-performance car. Well, prepare to backtrack significantly by saying hello to the new Tesla Roadster, an all-electric supercar that’s spoiling for a fight with petrol-powered rides With the Roadster, Tesla is looking to set a new benchmark for the world’s fastest car. It’s a record currently held by the Agera RS, which throws down at 277.9mph; the Roadster’s top speed is said to be above 250mph, but an exact figure has yet to be confirmed. In the meantime there’s plenty else to get excited about here: 0-60 in 1.9 seconds – the first production car to break the two-second…

1 min.
room-sensing sound

When you listen to music in a room, the sound reflects off its walls, shaping how it reaches your ears – fine details will often be lost as sound waves bounce, for example. But more and more speakers are arriving that listen for these imperfections, and then adjust their output to compensate, bringing the magic back to your music. Apple’s HomePod, due for release in early 2018, is built around adapting its sound, listening to its own audio with six microphones and using seven beamforming tweeters to precisely focus its output for your room. Dynaudio’s new line of multi-room speakers, the Music Collection (from ¤499/£446.43), features similar tech; RoomAdapt enables the speakers to automatically optimise performance to complement the room and the position they’re placed in. Home cinema massively benefits from room adaptation…

1 min.
cutting-edge crowdfunding

JAMMY Practise guitar whenever and wherever you want with this backpack-friendly digital six-string. The Jammy has a sliding neck that extends out, plus a headphone jack. An app is also being developed to help you learn songs. $449 (£336), playjammy.com UNISTELLAR EVSCOPE Developed in partnership with the SETI Institute, the potentially groundbreaking eVscope will use Enhanced Vision tech to create amplified pictures, helping you see the cosmos in incredible detail. $1,900 (£1,424), unistellaroptics.com…