Craig Wilson, Author at Stuff

Craig Wilson

Craig is Stuff magazine's editor. He provides tech analysis and commentary for TV stations like eNCA, CNBC Africa and BusinessDay TV, and radio stations like 702, CapeTalk, PowerFM, MetroFM and Classic FM. You can contact him via craig@stuff.co.za

LG’s V40 ThinQ lands in SA on 7 February for R12,500

LG’s latest phablet, the V40 ThinQ, will go on sale in South Africa on 7 February with an impressively aggressive price point of R12,500. Vodacom will have the sole mandate for the device for the first quarter of this year. You’ll only be able to get the V40 in one colour, “Moroccan Blue”. Thankfully, it’s rather fetching, though. Plus, most people will be hiding it i...[Read More]

Want Nike’s self-lacing Adapt BB kicks? You’re going to need to import them

We’re still waiting on Back to the Future-style hover boards, but at least self-lacing takkies are a reality thanks to Nike. Last week the company announced its Adapt BB footwear will come to market on 17 February 2019 with a recommended price tag of $350 (around R4,800). The bad news? Nike South Africa says there are no plans to bring them to local outlets, so if you want ’em, youR...[Read More]

Under Armour’s connected running shoes are jogging our way soon

South African pavement pounders will soon be able to track their runs via their footwear because sportswear maker Under Armour has announced it’s bringing one of its connected shoes to our market next month. The Under Armour HOVR Infinite has a sensor embedded in the midsole of the right shoe and connects via low-energy Bluetooth to the MapMyRun app on the wearer’s smartphone. The fanc...[Read More]

Bank with FNB? Get The Entertainer app for free

The Entertainer app has been available in South Africa since 2013 and gives users access to 2-for-1 specials at restaurants, spas, hotels and the like for an annual subscription of R495/city. First National Bank (FNB) has today announced that its giving its customers (and those of RMB Private Bank) free access to the service for all four supported South African cities (Cape Town, Durban, Joburg an...[Read More]

Stuffed Ep 11 – 2018 in review: Facebook’s annus horribilis, Musk, Huawei, Fortnite and more

Toby Shapshak and Craig Wilson consider the biggest technology stories of 2018, including Facebook’s multitude of massive missteps, Elon Musk’s somewhat smaller ones (“Funding secured”), Huawei’s highs (and woes), the Fortnite phenomenon and what to look forward to in 2019, like the coming upheaval facing the South African banking sector. Catch up on previous episodes...[Read More]

Samsung Pay has arrived for Samsung wearables

Samsung has announced that Samsung Pay, its mobile payments solution that launched with Standard Bank and Absa earlier this year, is now available on the company’s recent wearable devices, specifically, the Gear Sport, Gear S3 and Galaxy Watch. The Korean electronics giant has confirmed the service will be coming to five more banks in 2019, including the recently announced Discovery Bank due...[Read More]

Uber is increasing fares 5% from today

Car-on-demand service Uber has announced it’s increasing fares for South African consumers by 5%. The new rates come into effect today. Given the stratospheric rise in the price of fuel this year, the only surprise is that it’s taken so long. In a blog post about the move posted on Friday, the company says the new rates will help drivers “continue to maintain a sustainable living...[Read More]

MTN’s launched a time-based music streaming service called, duh, MusicTime

Mobile network MTN recently bought music streaming Simfy Africa. Now it’s using its new acquisition to launch a novel take on a streaming service — which it’s calling a ‘world first’ called MusicTime. As the name suggests, the service lets users buy streaming access by time. MTN subscribers can buy 120 minutes of access to the service for R5 or 300 minutes for R10 ...[Read More]

The LA Auto Show 2018 in pictures

The LA Auto Show is underway this week in, you guessed it, Los Angeles, and if we had to sum it up in two words they’d be “electric vehicles”. If we had to sum it up in six words, they’d be “electric vehicles: so hot right now”. Seriously. Just about every big manufacturer has an EV — or at the very least, a hybrid or three — to show off for the even...[Read More]

Stuffed Ep 10 – Holger Hampf, Head Of BMW Designworks, on the future of mobility

Stuff editor Craig Wilson talks to Holger Hampf, the head of BMW Designworks, at the LA Auto Show 2018 about the future of mobility and BMW’s Vision iNext, whether the company is leaving it too late to join the all-electric SUV fray, and the challenges of innovating while maintaining BMW’s brand identity and respecting its heritage. Catch up on previous episodes of Stuffed over here. O...[Read More]

BMW’s iNext is a bold, all-electric vision of the near future that’s sure to divide opinion

Pictures of the poster child vehicle of the all-electric motoring future BMW envisions have been circulating for months now, but on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles the German automaker showed off an actual car, one we could walk around, peer into and coo over, if not actually touch, sit in or drive. It’s unclear whether it’s fair to call the vehicle the iNext, or whether the term should...[Read More]

Stuffed Ep 09 – Major General Charles Bolden on space travel, Musk and the perils of bicycles

Major General Charles Bolden is a former astronaut, fighter pilot and NASA administrator. He sat down with Stuff magazine publisher and editor-in-chief Toby Shapshak and Stuff editor Craig Wilson to talk about his illustrious and varied career, how seeing the earth from space changed the way he thinks about it, and how bicycles might be more dangerous than space shuttles. As it’s not every d...[Read More]

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