Brett Venter

Stuff South Africa's online editor and print assistant editor, Brett Venter has churned out more words on more titles than most journalists will in a career. He's kind of shy.

Win one of two copies of Kaspersky Internet Security Multi-Device 2017

The internet can be a wonderful place, filled with entertainment and answers to questions like “Where do those little glass bottles of jam come from?” But sometimes it’s a less-than-pleasant place and for those times, it’s a good idea to have something like Kaspersky Internet Security Multi-Device 2017 watching your back. As luck would have it, we’ve got two copies of...[Read More]

Galaxy S8+ specs leaked, Galaxy S8 sighted in the real world

Do you want to know what the specifications of Samsung’s Galaxy S8+ are? Of course you do, otherwise you wouldn’t have moved past the headline and on to this article. As it happens we have that information, thanks to noted mobile phone leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks). Blass revealed in a tweeted image (above) the apparent specifications for Samsung’s Galaxy S8+ handset and the first...[Read More]

Apple’s spaceship campus gets a name and date for people to start working there

We have been keeping an eye on Apple’s new campus, the flying saucer-shaped building that they’ve been constructing with all that iPhone money that people keep giving them, for some time now. It’s almost a relief to know that it’s almost ready for human habitation, as Apple has announced an official name for the spaceship building as well as a time for folks who work there ...[Read More]

Take an early look at Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3

It was a slight shock to learn that we were going to be missing out on the Galaxy S8 and getting a tablet instead, likely the Galaxy Tab S3, at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Now that the shock has worn off, we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for more on Samsung’s first decent Android tablet release in a while. Right now? We’ve got a pretty good idea what it looks like....[Read More]

Apple to announce iPad refresh, iPhone SE, iPhone 7 variation in March – report

We haven’t seen a proper iPad refresh in a while, with the last announcement taking place in March 2016. Even then, that was the reveal of the 9.7in iPad Pro — worthy of Apple stage time but only just. This year, according to reports, Apple’s going to have something a bit more substantial for us: A whole lot more iPad news, including a refresh of the Mini 4. Rather, we’re g...[Read More]

This rideable hoverbike might take a leg as payment for your trip

Don’t get us wrong, the second there’s an actual hoverbike on the market we’ll be among the first in line for a test-drive. But while the experimental versions, like Russian drone-maker Hoversurf’s Scorpion-3 hoverbike, are doing the rounds we’ll probably let someone else go first. Hoversurf recently released a video showing their Scorpion-3 hoverbike prototype, which...[Read More]

LG’s G6 to arrive packing dual 13MP cameras

We already know a fair amount about the LG G6’s appearance, what the display will be like, and that it will have a fantastic battery (LG says). And now we have more than a vague idea what sort of camera the G6 is going to be packing. The LG G6 is going to sport two 13MP rear cameras, according to LG. The information was detailed on the company’s Korean-language blog, which goes on to e...[Read More]

Not content with just phones, Xiaomi to announce its own mobile chipset this month

China’s Xiaomi is doing very well for itself of late. It’s one of the largest forces in the Chinese mobile market and it is making inroads into other markets as well. The company makes everything from mobile phones to drones to laptops and electric bicycles and it makes them cheaply and well. But we could always do with things being a little cheaper. Xiaomi has a plan to make their mob...[Read More]

You want ALL of the Star Wars 40th Anniversary figures. All of them

Star Wars turns 40 this year — yes, really, and yes, we’re all getting old. But being old(er) means that we might just have the funds to secure all of Hasbro’s upcoming 40th Anniversary Star Wars figures set, which was unveiled at the New York Toy Fair last week. How’s your savings account looking? The set of 6in figures from the original trilogy are based on the highly-col...[Read More]

Light Start – Flaming drones, SpaceX lands, YouTube ads, and Mass Effect Andromeda

Well that’s one way to get stuff off a power line… Call us old fashioned but we like to see drones doing things the old way — taking photos and shooting video, terrifying pets and neighbours, and occasionally crashing because the pilot’s a doofus. A drone sporting its own flamethrower, though… that’s something that belongs in the category of military drones whic...[Read More]

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Yakuza 0 – Going back to where it all began

SEGA’s Yakuza series of games has been good for a very long time but it’s only with the release of Yakuza 0 that this serious(ish) tale of one man’s involvement with the Yakuza has become properly accessible. The first two games in the series launched on the PlayStation 2, while the third (and the other sequels, including the zombie-themed Of The End) appeared on the PlayStation ...[Read More]

Think you have what it takes to race FPV drones? Think again

Flying drones can’t be that hard, surely? And FPV drones (first-person view drones) are just a real-life version of a video game, right? So anyone can do it? Er… how about ‘no’? Not if this footage from this year’s Drone Racing League has anything to say about it. For those that don’t know, FPV racing involves drones piloted by drivers who wear a first-person vi...[Read More]

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