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Hands-on with the Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Huawei is aiming big with the Mate 10 Pro. Here’s a glass-and-metal sandwich that arrives packing twin Leica cameras, an eye-catching 18:9 screen and skinny bezels – and yet it’s the teeny tiny CPU inside it that’s potentially even more exciting. The Kirin 970 is a piece of smartphone silicon with a separate AI brain inside, dedicated purely to machine learning, image recognition, and all ot...[Read More]

In the November 2017 issue of Stuff Magazine

It’s the phone you’ve been waiting for, the handset that rounds off the big clash we’ve been expecting from 2017. The November 2017 Stuff Magazine has got our first look at the iPhone X and its less-advanced-but-still-incredible siblings, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Does Apple’s most drastic redesign since the original iPhone was revealed have what it takes? Is augmente...[Read More]

Clash of the Kindles: which one should you buy?

E-readers used to be the simple, beans-on-toast comfort food of the gadget world. That’s all changed. Amazon makes a whopping four different Kindles, all with proper e-reader screens you can gaze at for hours without getting a headache. They can all store thousands of books, last for weeks off a charge and even the cheapest Kindle has a touchscreen these days. Look at the range and you can be left...[Read More]

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Canon EOS 6D Mark II – Canon’s full-framer doesn’t quite get full marks

Are you ready to make the big photographic leap and go full frame? These giants of the DSLR world, with light-sucking sensors that are the digital equivalent of 35mm format film, certainly have a lot going for them. They capture incredible detail, thrive in murky conditions and are finally entering sub-R35,000 territory. That’s the promise of Canon’s EOS 6D Mark II, its new entry-level full-framer...[Read More]

The 5 biggest VR announcements from Oculus Connect 4

It’s been a year and a half since the Oculus Rift launched, and the VR market hasn’t quite exploded in mass market popularity yet – but the company has some new tactics in the works. We got a glimpse of Oculus’ plans at Oculus Connect, its annual developers’ conference. And while many of the announcements were very dev-focused (i.e. technical and boring to you, the prospect...[Read More]

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Nikon D850 – This speedy DSLR also has a serious eye for detail

The perfect heavyweight boxer is one who marries power with lightning speed. Of course, the laws of physics mean that very few are blessed with both, but occasionally a Tyson all-rounder emerges to baffle their rivals. Well, the Nikon D850 is promising to be that freak specimen for DSLRs. Following the much-loved D810, it claims to marry extremely high resolution 45.4MP photos with the speedy burs...[Read More]

Drop everything and download: Stranger Things: The Game

Anyone who lived through the 1980s may remember you couldn’t enter any stores (or arcades) without being bombarded with movie tie-in products, including (frequently horrible) video games. Now, as Stranger Things gears up for its second series on Netflix (27 October, horror fans), Stranger Things: The Game is here. Just as the TV show hurled you back to the halcyon days of the 1980s, this game offe...[Read More]

The 5-minute guide to Google’s Pixel 2 event

Google held a big event yesterday, as expected, and it showcased the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones – again, just as expected. What you might not have expected are wireless earbuds that translate 40 languages on the fly, or a really tiny Google Home – and also a very large Google Home, too. Google’s hardware event ran the gamut, from a high-end laptop to a tiny A.I. powered camera, but you do...[Read More]

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Forza Motorsport 7 – Leaves other racers languishing in the rear view mirror

It was going so well. We had memorised all eighteen of Silverstone’s iconic bends. We knew exactly how hard to push the race-prepped Bentley Continental GT3 into each corner – all 1300 kilos of it. The Stig? We’d have left him in the dust. Then, the heavens opened. Maggots and Becketts became a waterlogged quagmire, visibility dropped to almost nothing, and finding grip was near-impossible. ...[Read More]

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Apple iOS 11 – They’ve turned it all the way up to 11 – at least on iPad

A giant step. A monumental leap. Apple’s not holding back in bigging up its latest mobile OS. And, as ever, there’s a list of new features as long as your arm – even if you had a super-stretchy arm you could dangle out of a third-storey window. To pick some highlights, the iPad finally becomes a real boy (computer) with the new Dock, Files app, and drag-and-drop; and the iPhone gets into augmented...[Read More]

FIFA 18 vs PES 2018: Which should you buy?

Most people are almost as loyal to their football game of choice as they are to the team they support. But what if Cristiano Ronaldo’s face peering out from the cover has put you off FIFA 18? Or you fancy seeing whether Pro Evo really has recaptured its glory days gone by? We’ve put both games head-to-head in a battle for soccer supremacy. Man City vs Chelsea’s got nothing on this one. AUTHE...[Read More]

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LG Watch Style – Without much substance this smartwatch struggles to Style it out

Trying too hard is often the death knell for ‘fashion’ gadgets that want to be admired for more than their silicon. Thankfully, LG hasn’t gone all Derek Zoolander on us or re-teamed-up with Prada again for the LG Watch Style. This may be its most style-obsessed smartwatch yet, but LG hasn’t lost the plot. It’s just a shame that the LG Watch Style doesn’t do a lot. And will conk out bef...[Read More]

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