“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.Read more >>>
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.
We’ve just got our hands on LG’s super-duper new smartphone – the G3. Here’s what it looks like as you take it out the box.Read more >>>
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…Read more >>>
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?Read more >>>
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…Read more >>>
We’ve all seen them. We all remember them. One of them may even have saved your life. Why? Because they were absolutely terrifying. It’s time to delve into the archive of public information films…Read more >>>
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…Read more >>>
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…Read more >>>
If you want the best possible images out of your television, sticking with the out-of-the-box settings is the last thing you should do. A few minutes spent tweaking can give you startlingly good results…Read more >>>
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…Read more >>>