The film that got away...
As obsessed with the A Star is Born remake with Gaga as we are? Take a look back at the history of the film with this new book from Judy Garland’s daughter Lorna Luft. From talk of life on set in the original remake film back in 1954 to her mother’s fight to save her career, Lorna joins film historian Jeffrey Vance to give a candid account of the crafting, loss and restoration of a movie classic. The book also features images from throughout Judy’s sadly short, but wonderful (and colourful), life.
A Star is Born: Judy Garland and the Film that Got Away is out now, priced £20
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The best smartphone camera on the market just got even better. Say hello to the new Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, packed full of new features and unlimited storage on Google Photos. As the days get shorter, your time to take the perfect outside selfie doesn’t have to suffer with the device’s outstanding image quality in any light. The camera is so good, it was used to shoot cover stories for the latest issues of GQ and W Magazine. What’s more, with a selfie mode using a 184% wide lens nobody needs to be cut out of the picture around the Christmas dinner table this year.
The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is available from 1 November, prices start from £739
We’ve featured plenty of cool wireless speakers on the pages of Gay Times over the years, but very few manage to reach this level of iconic. Bang & Olufsen have teamed up with none other than cult-classic director, screenwriter, artist, and musician David Lynch for a special edition speaker collection, taking selected details from the War Between the Shapes series, and the Paris Suite lithographs. These incredible designs now adorn the Beoplay M5 and Beoplay P2 speakers, giving you home entertainment that looks as good as it sounds.
Available from selected Bang & Olufsen stores, priced £175 for the P2 and £700 for the M5
Luxury listening on the go:
If there’s one thing we enjoy in life, it’s a luxury overhaul. That’s exactly what The Skyline Collection is for Beats By Dre’s Studio3 Wireless headphones. Now available in four new colours – Midnight Black, Crystal Blue, Desert Sand, and Shadow Grey – all of the impressive inside tech (40 hours of battery life, incredible noisecancelling features, and fast charging) is packed into a premium new casing with fancy gold accents. Bouji Beats? That’s music to our ears. Beats By Dre Studio3 Skyline Collection available now at apple.com, priced £299.95
PIcture perfect viewing:
If you thought a 4K display was like looking out of a window, Samsung’s QLED 8K television set is like peeking through time and space itself into a world miles away from your sofa. It’s true 8K resolution boasts 33 million pixels (four times more than 4K), while it is capable of delivering the highest brightness levels of any TV to date. It’s actually the UK’s first ever 8K TV to go on sale to the public, just in time for repeated viewing of Love, Actually this Christmas...
The Samsung QLED (Q900R) is available at Curry’s, prices start at £4,999.99 for the 65” display