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.

Everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 wasn’t a great outing and while the company is well on its way to making up for it, it’s the Galaxy Note 8 that will finally close the book on 2016. We’re expecting that they’re going to want to keep at least a few secrets before the reveal of their Apple-competition handset later this year but… we’ve never really liked the idea of ...[Read More]

Ubisoft teases Far Cry 5 ahead of 26 May reveal

We’ve been on the lookout for Far Cry 5 and Ubisoft is set to oblige us later this week, by having the worldwide reveal of the latest in its explore-and-kill-everything series taking place this Friday. And just to make sure that it has got your attention, Ubi has released a series of short shorts which give us some sort of idea what’s going to be revealed. And things are looking…...[Read More]

Light Start — Android Go, a new Surface, Resident Evil reborn, and South Park smells funny

Google’s making Android for low-end phones better with Android Go Here at Stuff we absolutely love getting our hands on the latest phones from the handset powerhouses out to claim our allegiance. As such, we almost never have any issues running Android apps. But we’ve also tested enough entry-level phones to know that that isn’t the case for everyone. Google also knows that stock...[Read More]

Only the deepest of pockets will be able to afford this Pokémon wristwatch

If you thought that R275,000 for a Super Mario watch was too much money to spend on Nintendo-themed gear, then you might as well stop reading now. This Pokémon wristwatch, made by the same company responsible for the Mario armwear, is expensive enough that it should come with its own Pikachu. The creation of RJ-Romain Jerome, which are known for creating some bonkers custom watches including a few...[Read More]

Audi and Volvo will soon be turn out Android devices of their own

Okay, so maybe the headline is a little misleading. Technically both Audi and Volvo will be making their own Android devices but before you get too excited about an Audi smartphone (which we would totally buy, FYI), we’re referring to the two auto-makers including Android in upcoming vehicles. Yup, that’s a thing now. Has been for a while now, but Google snagging two of the world’...[Read More]

Is this what the Apple iPhone 8 is going to look like?

It’s nowhere near September yet (but it’s plodding along — we’re nearly halfway there) so we don’t have live images yet but several supposed renders of the iPhone 8 have pitched up online. The renders potentially give us our best look at the design choices that Apple will make for this year’s iPhone. Initial renders were made by website Engadget, being based on ...[Read More]

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 sells more than 5 million units (and there’s a lot of year left to go)

Samsung’s well on its way to complete its bounce-back from 2016, with their new Galaxy S8 handset selling in excess of 5 million phones since launch. We already knew that Samsung was having a good year but we didn’t have anything more than vague percentages to back that up. 5 million, though… that’s a serious number for a phone that has been on the market for about six week...[Read More]

Light Start — Apple camera advice, RIP MP3, Netflix without roots, and retro Knuckles

Apple wants you to get better at iPhone photography, posts lessons on YouTube Apple wants you to take more photographs using your iPhone 7 and they’re perhaps a little concerned that you’re not holding it correctly or something. So they’ve come out with a whole series of videos that are designed to improve your point-and-shoot skills. Covering everything from selfies to sunset, A...[Read More]

The SABC reportedly wants to charge a TV license fee for tablets, PCs and smartphones

Just when you think that the SABC couldn’t get any sillier, they go and shoot themselves in a foot that nobody knew that they had. According to a report from Channel24, SABC CEO James Aguma told parliament today that the national broadcaster wants the Broadcasting Act changed so that the poorly-run outfit can charge TV license fees for things that aren’t TVs. Things like smartphones, P...[Read More]

Meet the MUTT, a robot with a machine gun

We see a lot of robots out there. Boston Dynamics is making some great ones, all modelled after real animals that we can’t even compete with in their animal forms, but the US Military is also building a couple of interesting models. There’s no doubt that their efforts, like the MUTT, are designed for the express purpose of putting holes into other things rather than sprinting naturally...[Read More]

Always out of juice? Oukitel’s 10,000mAh smartphone could be what you need

We’re all been there — out somewhere and there’s a tell-tale bleep informing you that you forgot to charge your phone. If that’s you more often than not then Chinese company Oukitel has a smartphone that you might find interesting. Called the K10000 Pro, its main distinguishing feature is its battery — a pocket-busting 10,000mAh — which should be enough to keep ...[Read More]

Black Ops III: Zombies Chronicles detailed, available for pre-order

Remember that extra DLC for Black Ops III announced last week? It is called Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles in its full incarnation and it’s definitely going to be arriving on 16 May — as long as you own the game on PlayStation 4. Aside from the name clarification, that’s all stuff we know. But Activision have unleashed more details of the zombie-killing throwback ...[Read More]

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