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Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus: the weigh-in

Nobody is making stylish, high-end phones quite like Samsung right now, although Apple’s iPhone X will try mightily to take the crown away from the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. And here’s another big contender: Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro. Last year’s Mate 9 Pro looked strikingly like a Galaxy S7 Edge, but this year’s edition embraces the extra-tall screen trend and sheds q...[Read More]

Fitbit Ionic – A powerful fitness tracker surrounded by smartwatch scaffolding

How smart do you like your fitness trackers? If the answer is ‘not very’ then Fitbit has had you covered for a while with its merry band of clever, if not particularly connected, trackers. But now it’s gone the other way and made a proper frontman in the form of its first smartwatch, the Ionic. It’s a bold if somewhat belated move – rivals like the Apple Watch Series 3 and the forthcoming Samsung ...[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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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