Brett Venter, Author at Stuff

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.

Garmin looking to make its MARQ with a new collection of tool watches

Hey, you know what we really need? A bunch of highly-specific smartwatches, tailored to one of several very specific activities. Just kidding, you never need anything like that. Unless you're making a living doing said activities, we guess. Wanting them, though? That's another story. And we certainly want to give Garmin's new MARQ line of connected tool watches a closer look. 

iPhone 11 rumoured to launch with triple cameras, square camera bump

We're a long way out from Apple's annual iPhone reveal but that doesn't mean that folks aren't still (always) trying to puzzle what's coming next from the company. The newest talk about town? Apple's going to be hopping on the triple-camera bandwagon for the iPhone 11. And if it's true, helped along with an apparent design leak, we're not really sold on the design. It doesn't feel like something A...[Read More]

Light Start – Apple Watch and your heart, Endgame, James Gunn returns, and battle royale (with cars)

This week in Light Start, we've got an Apple Watch study, James Gunn returns for Guardians 3, the newest Avengers: Endgame trailer, and Notmycar.

Huawei has a backup operating system, in case it loses access to Android, Windows

Huawei has long been rumoured to have its own mobile operating system in reserve, rumours that reach back to 2012. There's also apparently an OS waiting for the company's computer products

Motorola’s foldable Razr doesn’t have the greatest specs in the world

Earlier this year we heard that Lenovo-owned Motorola is taking another crack at their iconic Razr phone, only this time it is going to be a (very expensive) foldable device. Pricing over R20k? We were hoping that the device would justify the cost beyond just being an entry in the burgeoning folding phone wars but... yeah. 

You want to watch the first trailer for Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles right now

Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It’s a thing, a very awesome thing. One of the most unlikely-sounding comic crossovers (and also one of the better ones) is getting an animated movie called… Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Obviously. And before you decide that we’re bats to be highly excited about this DC Animated crossover film, you should probably click on the ...[Read More]

Halo is finally (finally!) coming to PC with The Master Chief Collection

Prior to last night's announcement, there have only ever been two Halo games released on the PC. That'd be Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2. Everything else after that was launched on Microsoft's Xbox consoles exclusively. Until now. Microsoft has announced that PC gamers will be getting their twitchy trigger fingers on Halo: The Master Chief Collection shortly. What's more, it'll be available via ...[Read More]

Looking for a fresh drone experience? We MetaFly you might like to meet

The folks at Stuff love a good drone. The flying-around one, not the type that puts you to sleep when combined with a PowerPoint presentation. But as they’ve been getting better (oh man, have they been getting better) they’ve also all become the same. It’s hard to move without tripping over improved flight times, enhanced smarts, and slick designs. It’s time for something d...[Read More]

When your kid’s an influencer: Meet Baby II, Bugatti’s R470,000 EV for wealthy young ‘uns

So you and your kids have more money than you know what to do with. You lucky, lucky people. If you're looking for ways to squander your Insta-fortune, Bugatti has a little something for you consider. Called the Baby II, Bugatti's new electric vehicle (EV) has been designed with shorter, school-aged drivers in mind. The R471,500 price tag? That's... pretty grown up.

Apple confirms its 25 March event, may announce video streaming service (and more)

"It's show time" seems to suggest that we're looking at something television-related. Like a brand new video streaming service, perhaps? Certainly it's more likely than a movie or theatre production announcement, which would be more likely to use the world 'showtime' on the announcement. In our completely unscientific assessment of the invitation (above), that is. 

Apple’s rumoured AR headset could appear next year, may require an iPhone to function

Apple is supposed to have an augmented reality headset in development, though the company is being typically close-mouthed about any plans they have in that direction. But folks are on the lookout for signs of Apple's AR headset, and there is talk that we're going to see it in 2020. 

Light Start – Valkyrie drone, supersonic photos, Aniara, and The Division 2’s bulky download

This week on Light Start, we go up in the air (twice -- once for drones, the other for photos), check out some Swedish sci-fi, and download The Division 2.

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