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.

Get yourself one of 8 Man-Sized movie tickets, courtesy of Ster-Kinekor

Right, so, it’s Man-Sized Month. That’s something that Ster-Kinekor told us and the moment they did, our collective voices dropped a register and we all grew beards. Except Michelle, who isn’t affected by testosterone, and Craig, who’s trying to quit and become a vegetarian (long story). Ster-Kinekor also told us that they had a set of eight tickets to give away for Man-Siz...[Read More]

The Galaxy Note 7 is coming back. Sort of. Regulator pending

So Samsung is going to be bringing the Galaxy Note 7 back. Not the Note 7 handsets that they haven’t given the once-over yet, those are still in line for digital execution. No, Samsung has to do something with the estimated 4.3 million handsets that were pulled from the market last year. Part of that process will entail breaking down some of the handsets for components and metals, meaning th...[Read More]

Samsung will be remotely killing off the last Galaxy Note 7 phones this month

Samsung is going to be killing off the last remaining Galaxy Note 7 handsets left in the wild and they’re going to be doing it by completely disabling the Note 7’s charging functions. They’ll be doing this by way of a software update, in the same way that the phone’s charging capabilities were limited while last year’s recall was ongoing. At least, that’s the wo...[Read More]

In the April 2017 issue of Stuff Magazine

This month, that of April 2017, is going to be a good one as long as you are extremely wary of any and all news reports being released on Saturday, 1 April 2017. And it’s also a good month because the April 2017 issue of Stuff Magazine is on shelf. Early, as it happens. Well, before the start of April, at any rate.  And this month we’re all about the Switch. The Nintendo Switch, that i...[Read More]

Light Start – Starcraft Remastered, Nio EP9 speeds, Amazon’s first drone delivery, and the Justice League

Starcraft Remastered is coming for the hours of your life that you can’t really spare right now Well, there go our plans for the next few years. Blizzard has announced the existence of Starcraft Remastered, a release which is going to be taking the original space RTS epic and upgrading it with 4K graphics, updated online connectivity (while retaining LAN access, which made the original such ...[Read More]

Xbox One S local availability confirmed

The wait from August last year to now has been a long one but South Africa finally has an official launch date for the Xbox One S console. The wait is almost over, as Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One S will be launching in South Africa on 13 April. That’s just before the Easter weekend break, when most of the country will be on holiday, so it’s the perfect time to get acquaint...[Read More]

The Android-packing VAIO Phone A looks gorgeous (but you can’t have it)

The VAIO brand, back when Sony was in control of it, was known for attractive design — we still think fondly of those super-thin notebooks (because we don’t remember what it was like to type on the blasted things). It makes sense that the resurrected brand would stick with what made them distinctive. Hence, the awfully handsome VAIO Phone A. The Phone A is actually a reissue of sorts, ...[Read More]

Everything wants to be the ultimate sandbox, where you can be… everything

We’ve seen a lot of games but very rarely have we ever encountered anything quite as strange and ambitious and thought-provoking as Everything. Everything is a sandbox game that has been newly released onto the PlayStation 4 and it wants its players to be the universe in a somewhat literal way. The game, the creation of one David O’Reilly, allows you to play as… well, everything....[Read More]

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 leaked in images and video (again)

Samsung just can’t keep a lid on their products, a fact of life that we’re still not certain isn’t intentional. The Galaxy S8, and the expected Galaxy S8+, is supposed to be getting its official reveal at the New York Unpacked event, so it makes sense that we’re now seeing more leaks than ever. Leaks like the fresh batch of images depicting a Verizon Galaxy S8+, both in the...[Read More]

Super Mario Run available on Android from tomorrow

We all know that a mobile game isn’t a mobile game until it has been released on Android. We’ve been expecting Super Mario Run to launch in the month of March but Nintendo America has at last given an official date. 23 March is the date when non-iOS phone users will be able to get their free-to-try Mario endless runner fix — which is tomorrow. Super Mario Run, in case you’v...[Read More]

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Nintendo Switch – Now that you can game anywhere you don’t need a social life

Nintendo fans, and gamers who are looking for another platform to play on, are in somewhat of a bind. The Switch is out and it’s trying something new. But after being burned by the Wii U, is there really a reason for players to take a chance on the Nintendo Switch? The short answer to that is ‘Yes’, but it’s an answer that comes with a couple of caveats. We can’t say ...[Read More]

Samsung to launch their cleverly-disguised Frame TV later this year

Samsung has, at an event in New York, announced the launch of several 4K and QLED TVs for 2017. Big whoop, right? That’s not really the New York event we’re most keen on. Except… one of those TV sets is the Frame TV. Or, rather, the The Frame TV. Which doesn’t look much like a television set at all. Instead, as you can see from the picture above, it resembles a piece of art...[Read More]

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