Edi­tor’s let­ter

Septem­ber 2014 / Is­sue 163

Australian T3 - - EDITOR'S LETTER - Rob Ed­wards, Edi­tor Email: rob.ed­wards@fu­turenet.com

Fa­ther’s Day shop­ping is the most dif­fi­cult un­der­tak­ing mankind has ever faced. Build­ing the Great Wall of China, putting a man on the moon, gri­mac­ing through the en­tirety of Twi­light, these things pale in com­par­i­son to the task of find­ing some­thing to give my old man ev­ery Septem­ber.

And I know I’m not alone. For ev­ery fa­ther out there who likes golf, or has a pas­sion for model ships, or en­joys video games, or loves a good book, there’s one just like my dad, who has no hob­bies and never wants any­thing. I hope the sons of those en­gaged in­di­vid­u­als re­alise how lucky they truly are. They’ll never know the frus­tra­tion of ask­ing Dad what he wants for Fa­ther’s Day, only to re­ceive a shrug of the shoul­ders in re­turn.

Hap­pily, there’s hope. T3’ s Fa­ther’s Day Gift Guide is here to save us all from an end­less sup­ply of un­wanted socks and un­opened con­fec­tionary. Even the most dis­in­ter­ested fa­ther is sure to find some­thing within these very pages to make him thank­ful for the fact that he pro­cre­ated at all. You’ll find the fruits of our labour start­ing on p46.

Else­where this month we’ve col­lected the very best wire­less au­dio gear, much of which would also make a fine Fa­ther’s Day gift. In 2014 there re­ally is no ex­cuse to have ca­bles criss cross­ing your home, just be­cause you en­joy the odd tune. Frankly it looks ter­ri­ble, and it’s a trip­ping haz­ard, too. Do away with wires on p41.

This month has also seen us get­ting our greasy mitts on Sam­sung’s new Galaxy Tab S, which is cer­tainly a lovely piece of kit. Is it enough to fend of what­ever Ap­ple’s cook­ing up for its iPad re­fresh later this year? Find out in our Rated sec­tion on p63.

And fi­nally this month we have some ex­cit­ing de­vel­op­ments from the world of mo­tor­ing. On p16 you’ll dis­cover some in­cred­i­ble car de­signs that we hope to be 3D print­ing very shortly. And then be sure to check out Project Mo­bii on p22, an ex­per­i­men­tal and very im­pres­sive in-car cam­era sys­tem, which Ford gave us a sneak peek at on T3’ s re­cent trip to Dear­born, Michi­gan.

En­joy the is­sue.

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