Craig Wilson

Craig is Stuff magazine's editor. He's provides tech analysis and commentary for TV stations like eNCA, CNBC Africa and BusinessDay TV, and radio stations like 702, CapeTalk, PowerFM, MetroFM and Classic FM. You can contact him at craig@stuff.co.za

Can you ever be sure your connected kit is really secure?

Assuming you’re a regular reader of this or other technology news sites your kneejerk reaction to this headline should be “nope”. That’s a good instinct. Because just as new hardware tends to outpace the legislation that governs it, the people and companies behind that hardware tend to prioritise features, functions and time to market over security. With the pace of innovation and the potential pe...[Read More]

Grow your own greens with Homefarm

Ever dreamed of a compact, app-controlled, hydroponics system you can use to grow your own greens (no, not that sort) at home? No? Just us then? Well, our dreams might just become a reality if local startup Homefarm can raise the fund it needs to bring its product to market. Homefarm is hosting its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo (it runs until 17 June 2017), and aims to raise $40,000. While th...[Read More]

Liberty introduces Stash, a tax-free investment app for your spare change

Insurance and investment company Liberty has launched a new app called Stash aimed at getting South Africans to invest and take advantage of Treasury’s generosity when it comes to tax-free investments. The app allows users to link any credit, debit or cheque card from any of South Africa’s major banks (with the exception of Capitec) to it. When users transact with the linked card the t...[Read More]

WeThinkCode gets a R60m injection from BCX

WeThinkCode, the Joburg-based coding school that wants to address South Africa’s coder shortage and help youngsters to find gainful employment, has received a R60 million investment from Telkom-owned BCX. The funds, which will be provided over three years, will be used to grow WeThinkCode’s Johannesburg office and enable it to open a new campus in Cape Town later this year. As part of ...[Read More]

Introducing DEOD, South Africa’s niche video streaming service

There’s a new video streaming service in town called DEOD that offers users the choice of TV news, sports, on-demand TV shows and movies, and the option to rent the latest films. The service is available via web browser, or on Android and iOS devices. DEOD is the brainchild of Discover Digital, which says it plans to take the service to other African markets (Zimbabwe, Zambia and East Africa...[Read More]

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+: Pricing and local availability

This is it. The moment Samsung and its fans have been waiting for. The latest flagship Galaxy phones are here. As rumours suggested, there are two models, the S8 and the larger S8+, and as you’d expect from a pair of devices intended to silence critics and reassure the faithful, they look downright amazing. When and how much? First up, the really important bits. Both of the new handsets will...[Read More]

Uber introduces driver selfies for security

In an effort to reduce fraud on driver accounts and reassure riders their driver is who the app claims they are, Uber has introduced a new security measure called “Real-Time ID” that requires drivers take a selfie from time to time. The whole process takes a few seconds, and if the selfie doesn’t match the details Uber has on file the driver account is temporarily blocked until U...[Read More]

Budget Mods for budget Motorolas are coming next year

Lenovo-owned Motorola intends to bring the modular system found on its flagship Moto Z device to more affordable devices in 2018, and will offer different quality Mods in the same categories to cater to different budgets. That’s according to Yang Yuanqing, Lenovo chairman and CEO. Yuanqing made the comments during a press briefing at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday. “We ar...[Read More]

Oculus announces hand-held controller for Samsung Gear VR

Samsung’s Gear VR is a great, affordable introduction to virtual reality for the uninitiated, but its pretty limited when it comes to controls. Peering around virtual worlds is great and all, but without the ability to interact with them, the possibilities it offers have been a little limited to date. Samsung’s partner Oculus, best known of course for it’s high-end Rift VR kit, w...[Read More]

Huawei’s deepens its Leica partnership with the P10 and P10 Plus

Who says there’s no innovation left in the smartphone sector? Just about everyone, that’s who. Chinese manufacturer Huawei is having none of that naysaying, though (neither, arguably, is Motorola). Instead, it’s taking its partnership with one of the most revered names in photography — Germany’s Leica — up a notch. Yip, Leica-powered selfies are here, and aside from the slew of new handset c...[Read More]

Motorola partners with Amazon and promises new Mods

Lenovo-owned Motorola has announced a new partnership with Amazon that’ll see the online retailer’s voice assistant Alexa offered on the smartphone maker’s flagship Moto Z device via a Mod. It’s a concept at the moment, rather than something we can get our hands on, but it’s no doubt going to irk Android-maker Google, which would doubtless prefer to see it Google Assi...[Read More]

With the G6, LG’s going big (and unibody)

Smartphones with wafer-thin bezels are set to be a trend at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, and first to show off a device that demonstrates this is LG. At its unveil event in Barcelona on Sunday afternoon, the South Korean company showed off its new flagship device, the G6. Of course, new features need new names, so LG’s dubbed the G6 display a “FullVision” display. As expected, the modul...[Read More]

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