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

Local pricing for the Note 8, and no surprise it’s S Pensive

The Note 8 looks like the phone we’ve been dreaming of since, well, the Note 5. And now we know what it’ll cost and when we can have it. Pre-orders open on 1 September 2017 with the first devices making their way to users on 22 September. Recommended retail pricing is set at R18,500, which is actually a little cheaper than the R20,000 we were expecting. We’re excited about a lot ...[Read More]

Samsung Note 8: Everything you need to know

Samsung unveiled its new, highly anticipated Note 8 device at an event in New York City today and, as tends to be the case with mobile phone launches these days, the rumour mill was spot-on when it comes to the key features. A dual-camera setup, 6.3in “Infinity Display”, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage (expandable by a further 256GB via microSD) and a slew of new software features are all ...[Read More]



Polaroid Snap Touch review: Instant gratification, low satisfaction

Mention Polaroid and most people will either think of the iconic white-framed instant prints from family holidays or fashion shoots, or of the Outkast song “Hey ya”, with its exhortations to “shake it like a Polaroid picture”. Which memory leaps to mind for you probably depends on how close to this century you were born. Either way, the connotations amount to the same thing: Polaroid is synonymous...[Read More]

Louis Vuitton wants its Tambour Horizon smartwatch to be the choice for globetrotters

Sure, you can spend $10,000 on a top-end Apple Watch if you want, but to the casual observer it’ll still look like every other Apple Watch out there. If you want exclusivity and smartwatch functionality there are options from the likes of Tag Heuer, Michael Kors and Mont Blanc… and now from Louis Vuitton. But it’s the LV-branded options that might prove most appealing to image-co...[Read More]

Light Start – RIP zombie dad, the new doctor, Amazon IM and Google mozzies

So long George A. Romero, and thanks for all the undead Director George A. Romero, probably most famous for helming the iconic, 1968 zombie flick Night of the Living Dead, died on Sunday at age 77. Romero made plenty of other commendable movies, including The Crazies, Martin and Creepshow, but it’s Night of… for which he’ll be remembered. Well, that and anti-consumerist and downr...[Read More]

Win one of 10 pairs of tickets to Rush, rAge’s eSports event

The lovely folk behind annual gaming convention rAge have put together an eSports tournament called Rush in partnership with HP Omen to banish the winter blues… and bestow a tasty selection of prizes on South Africa’s best gamers. The event takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg next weekend (21-23 July 2017), and we’ve got 10 pairs of day tickets to giveawa...[Read More]

Radiohead hid a ZX Spectrum program in its anniversary edition of OK Computer

Radiohead’s OK Computer was one of the seminal albums of the ’90s, and certainly one of the best releases of 1997. Two decades down the line, the British band has released an eye-wateringly expensive anniversary edition priced at $130/£100 that includes three vinyls, a hardcover book and a C90 tape cassette. The cassette is bookended by blips and beeps that’d be familiar to those...[Read More]

Audi’s A8 means business, business class, that is

When you think of chauffeur-driven cars you probably think of Maybach’s, Bentley’s, Mercs, BMWs and blue lights. We certainly do. But Audi is hoping to add its forthcoming A8 to that list. The German automaker has unveiled the fourth generation of the 8 at its Audi Summit in Barcelona, and it’s the long-wheelbase A8 L that’s really got our attention, along with the automati...[Read More]

Chinese researchers take the first steps towards making teleportation a reality

It’s not quite frikkin’ lasers, genuine hover boards or time travel, but BBC News reported yesterday that Chinese researchers have “teleported a photon from the Gobi desert to a satellite orbiting five hundred kilometres above the earth”. How did they manage this feat of sci-fi wonderment? Through something called quantum entanglement, “a process where two particles r...[Read More]

LG’s bringing its FullVision display to three mid-range handsets

Korean electronics company LG has announced it’s bringing the 18:9 “FullVision” display it debuted in its flagship G6 smartphone to its new Q Series handsets — mid-range smartphones that offer solid specs at decidedly sub-flagship prices. LG says it’ll be offering three Q variants, the Q6+, Q6 and Q6α. At the top of the pile there’s the Q6+ with its 4GB of RAM a...[Read More]

Musk shows off a production model of the Tesla Model 3

Elon Musk took to Twitter over the weekend to show off a production model of the Tesla Model 3, the first “affordable” fully electric car from Tesla that’s secured hundreds of thousands of $1,000 deposits from fans. We say “affordable”, because the starting price is still $35,000… but that’s substantially less than Tesla’s other vehicles, and makes t...[Read More]

In the July/Aug 2017 issue of Stuff Magazine

We love being the bearers of good news, and we’ve got a whole lot of it for you right here. For starters, we’re officially more than halfway through winter. Then there’s the fact that a different sort of winter is coming to screens near you — and us — in about a week (mmm, dragons). And last, but most importantly, the July/August 2017 issue of Stuff Magazine is now on...[Read More]

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