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Apple’s iPhone 8, 8 Plus priced for South Africa

We hope that your wallets (and bodies) are ready, because iStore has finally revealed the pricing for the new Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. And the cost isn’t quite as eye-searing as we were expecting, but it does tell us a little about the iPhone X’s eventual pricing. If you’re gambling on the iPhone 8 then your budget had better start at R13,500, which is what the 64GB version of ...[Read More]

The Fitbit Ionic is now available in SA for R5,500

Fitbit’s first full-on smartwatch, the Ionic, is now available in South Africa. In addition to Fitbit’s usual fitness and sleep tracking features, the Ionic adds smartwatch features and works with Android, iOS and Windows devices. The local recommended retail price is R5,500, which puts it in the same league as an entry level Apple Watch, and competes with mid-range sports watches from the l...[Read More]

Amazon has finally gone and made a waterproof Kindle: Meet the upgraded Oasis

Ask the Stuff team which piece of tech we are completely unable to live without and the answer in almost every case is the Amazon Kindle. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the old stalwart with the physical buttons and WiFi only (we still have one of those), the newer Paperwhite models, the Voyage, or the high-end Oasis, they’re all well loved. But we might be tempted away from our ...[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]

Can you be hacked by the world around you?

You’ve probably been told it’s dangerous to open unexpected attachment files in your email – just like you shouldn’t open suspicious packages in your mailbox. But have you been warned against scanning unknown QR codes or just taking a picture with your phone? New research suggests that cyberattackers could exploit cameras and sensors in phones and other devices. As someone who researches 3-D model...[Read More]

HP’s Omen X Compact Desktop backpack PC is getting ready for launch

Do you have a bunch of money and a burning desire for wire-free virtual reality? Then HP’s Omen X Compact Desktop, due for launch overseas soon, could be the thing your heart is yearning for. Announced back in June, the Omen X Compact Desktop had a few hiccups on its way to market — it was supposed to launch in July this year but it was delayed until this week. Hopefully you were quick...[Read More]

Brace yourself for Samsung’s Darth Vader vacuum cleaner

Sometimes when cleaning your home, you have to use a little Force. This sounds like the start of an Eddie Izzard skit but Samsung has only gone out and made a Darth Vader vacuum cleaner. One that sounds like him and everything. Darth is part of a set of vacuum cleaners called the POWERbot Star Wars Limited Edition series, comprising Anakin Skywalker and a Stormtrooper (though we’d pass on th...[Read More]

End of the road for traditional vehicles? Here are the facts

New sales of petrol and diesel cars will be banned by 2040 in the UK, which has since been joined by France. Sweden and Scotland will impose the ban by 2032, and Norway by 2025. Coupled with increasing concern over the carcinogenic effects of diesel emissions, the Volkswagen defeat device scandal, and the link between diesel particulates and Alzheimer’s, focus has turned again to electric cars. Th...[Read More]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi finally has a full trailer

It’s only early October but that’s not too early to start up the Star Wars: The Last Jedi hype train. The new full-length trailer just about clips your ticket for the ride that’ll only end when the newest Star Wars film launches on 15 December. You remember what happened with The Force Awakens, don’t you? If you’re an absolute fan, though, you might want to skip the t...[Read More]

Five vital things you can’t do properly when you’re on your phone

In a recent RAC survey, 26% of UK 1,700 motorists reported using a handheld mobile phone while driving, despite it being illegal. In response, road safety charity Brake, argued that society’s phone “addiction” can have very serious consequences. A quick online search throws up many articles suggesting that people are “glued” to their smartphones and therefore miss important and enriching experienc...[Read More]

Stuff Gadget Awards 2017: Vote for the Readers’ Smartphone of the Year

You might recall that we’ve been harping on about the Stuff Magazine Gadget Awards 2017 since last week. We’ve already revealed the Game of the Year Award and the Reader Gadget of the Year Award candidates (best you go and vote for those now, if you haven’t already) and now this: This is our final reader-voted category for the Gadget Awards 2017 and it’s arguably the big on...[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]

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