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.

HMD Nokia announces new handset – the Nokia 7

Something tells us that HMD Nokia’s going to be sticking to numerical values for their smartphones for a while — the company has just revealed the Nokia 7, a new mid-range phone that sits… well, between the Nokia 6 and the Nokia 8. And in more ways than just the number order, too. The Nokia 6 sports a Snapdragon 430 CPU, the Nokia 8 has a Snapdragon 835, and the Nokia 7? ThatR...[Read More]

Samsung DeX update will let you run Linux as a desktop using your phone

Some people always have to do things the hard way and we call those people Linux users. And Samsung hasn’t forgotten about them, as the South Korean company has shown in a pending update to the DeX dock for Galaxy flagship phones. If you haven’t guessed by now, Samsung has introduced Linux for DeX, allowing users to use the complicated operating system using their smartphones. Called L...[Read More]

Your Nintendo Switch just got smarter

Nintendo’s Switch has always been a good console, all the way back to launch day, but it wasn’t perfect. It still isn’t, truth be told, but it has managed to get a little better than it was. A new system update has brought along features that have been missing from the Switch, notably the ability to record video and transfer save files. The save-file transfer feature was a no-bra...[Read More]

The ZTE Axon M is a smartphone packing dual 5.2in displays

We know that we’ve been keen on a folding display smartphone for a long time but this isn’t what we were expecting to see. ZTE’s newly-announced Axon M is set to arrive, in the States first before making it to the rest of the world, with dual 5.2in 1080p displays. The dual display setup might be folding but it’s hinged rather than using a flexible screen to create its effec...[Read More]

The Polestar 1 is Volvo’s new 600hp hybrid performance vehicle

Volvo’s Polestar performance brand has announced the new Polestar 1, the first vehicle in the stable and it’s a doozy. The Polestar 1 is a 600 horsepower hybrid that looks as though it’s been taking notes from the Ford Mustang. Except that, being a hybrid, it really, really hasn’t. In case you haven’t been paying attention, Volvo is switching away from making traditio...[Read More]

Taking the internet of things with you – This is Samsung’s Connect Tag

We’ve heard a lot about the internet of things (IoT) over the past few years but the devices keep launching, changing, and now, getting smaller. Samsung’s Connect Tag is just the latest device to join a legion of smart toasters and fridges, but this time Samsung wants you to take it along with you. Or you could clip it to something that you lose quite often, like your keys, a backpack,...[Read More]

If you’ve ever wanted to build your own laptop, check out the Pi-powered Pi-Top

If you’re still buying your laptops ready-made then you’re doing it wrong. Join the organic laptop revolution by building your own 14in notebook with the new Pi-Top. In a manner of speaking, anyway. The Pi-Top isn’t a new idea. Originally an IndieGoGo project, the DIY notebook had a few criticisms that could be aimed at it. The built quality wasn’t great, the build process ...[Read More]

This is the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and its little Mate 10 bro

Huawei’s latest and greatest smartphone headliner has been unveiled and it actually is the greatest device the company has made. The Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro arrives with some new AI features, a new in-house Kirin chipset and a Porsche Design edition as well. Just because. The Mate 10 packs in a solid 5.9in 1,440 x 2,560 display, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and that new Kirin 970 proce...[Read More]

Expect to see Razer’s first smartphone on 1 November

Razer, the makers of neon green and black gaming peripherals, have got what looks an awful lot like a smartphone on the horizon. At least, that’s the impression we’re getting from the header image for what the company is calling their “biggest unveiling”. It looks an awful lot like a fellow playing games in the dark on a cellphone to us. Plus, you know, other evidence. We&#...[Read More]

Light Start – Facebook adds more, Dubai’s hover-cops, Touch ID numbered, and Stranger Things

Want to order food using Facebook? Apparently now you can (in some places) Okay, we’re starting to think that Mark Zuckerberg wants everyone strapped into an Oculus Rift in a Facebook-monitored home, shopping online and generating data for advertisers who want to sell you new things to buy without ever leaving the house. How else do you explain the fact that Facebook is adding the ability to...[Read More]

Huawei Mate 10 Giveaway November 2017

The curve. It’s something we peer over our shoulders to glance at once in a while. You know, for nostalgia’s sake. Out here ahead of it is where all the action is, though, and all the best tech. Which brings us to this month’s competition. We’re delighted to be able to offer one of you the chance to own one of 2017’s most eagerly anticipated handsets, the Huawei Mate ...[Read More]

Standard Bank’s Shyft scoops the MTN App of the Year award

The 6th annual MTN App Awards has come and gone and at the end of the day there was a final overall winner: Standard Bank’s Shyft app, which took both the Financial Solution and the overall Business App of the Year categories. Standard Bank’s head of Forex sales Fikile Kgobe said ” We are extremely honored to have received these awards and it’s a true validation of all the hard w...[Read More]

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