What is How to Live it?

How To Live It is your guide to the newest and best home-entertainment and mobile tech. The experts at Stuff.tv and Whathifi.com, with support from LG, will show how it can enrich your life - and how you can make the most of now. It is a place to escape, to learn and, simply, to make life good.

NorthernSoul_music Music

Why you should listen to… Northern Soul


“A genre built on failures” is as good a way as any to describe it. What came to be called ‘Northern soul’ came, fundamentally, from artistes and record companies who saw how the dance-floors of the mid-60s were in thrall to the soul/rhythm’n’blues of the USA. They fancied a piece of the action.

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Now_TV_cricket TV + Film

Three things to watch this weekend

It’s the height of the summer sporting season and, with the World Cup is a distant, German memory, there’s a chance for non-football events to grab your attention. Three massive ones this weekend – take your pick and settle in…

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SoundbarVSoundplate Tech

Soundplate v Soundbar

They’re the simplest way to upgrade your home-entertainment audio – but what’s the difference between a Soundbar and a Soundplate and which suits you?

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Mobile_movie1 TV + Film

The six best films to watch on your smartphone

We’ve all taken to watching more films and TV shows on our smartphones. Of course, you’d be a mug to watch Gravity on a 5.5in screen but some films lend themselves to the small screen – because of either cinematography, sound or even their narrative structure. Stuff‘s Stephen Graves picks six…

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1984_remember Tech

Remember… 1984?

The dystopian vision of war and political deception explored in George Orwell’s 1949 masterwork ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ did not quite materialise – but this was certainly a year of drama. Hello again, 1984…

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Bruges_6.5 Travel

In Bruges with the LG G3

What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision journalist Ced Yuen was all smiles when we invited him to go to Bruges on our dime, with our G3 smartphone. Little did he know what challenges we’d set him to earn his trip…

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Music_evolution_highres1 Music

Why high-resolution music is awesome

Stop kidding yourself that your MP3-based music is good enough. It’s not. It’s fragmented and lightweight. It’s like only ever watching the trailer of the movie, only eating the bread of the sandwich, only reading the title of the book. Andrew Everard explains just what high-res audio is and why we are all missing out…

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