Author: Marcé

If I had a business card, it'd say 'Digital Editor at Stuff'. But I don't because my gamertag is more useful than a business card. I write about tech industry, hardware, software, games and motoring.

The quirky and colourful MoveTime Family MT30 3G wearables have finally landed in South Africa, meaning that parents in SA can now keep track of their children’s whereabouts using some wristwear. Global mobile and tablet brand TCL, designed the MT30 smartwatch specifically for children, incorporating a smaller wristband and providing access to a limited number of apps and functionality. The main idea behind the MT30 is for parents to be able to keep track of their smartwatch-bearing children via GPS and geo-fencing. While the watch is designed mostly as a tool for parents, it is still intended as a “connected,…

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This week several images of Microsoft’s second-gen Xbox Elite Wireless controller leaked online and based on what was shown we could be seeing some impressive upgrades. The first Xbox Elite Wireless controller, introduced by Microsoft at E3 in 2015, featured four interchangeable paddles at the rear, hair trigger locks, remappable buttons, and completely swappable components. This has been the first choice for Xbox One and PC gamers (with money) around the world since then. Now we (and the whole internet) have had a look at the new controller that was posted on Chinese site Baidu. The post consisted of an image of…

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When we were youngsters, all we wanted were wheelies. But today’s children are a far tech-savvier and more demanding bunch. What children want today are mobile phones, which can be a pretty scary prospect for parents considering all the nastiness that’s out there, from pornography and graphic depictions of violence to cyber-bullying. Tariffic, which collates and compares cellphone contracts in South Africa, has just released a new contract offering called KidTech, aimed at ensuring parents can keep an eye on what their youngsters are doing on their mobile phones. A KidTech contract includes a Huawei P8 Lite smartphone with a Telkom FreeMe…

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Gaming hardware company Razer is known for going overboard with their CES prototypes, and none of them really make it to market, but maybe Project Linda will… What’s Linda, you ask? On the second day of CES 2018 Razer presented a new prototype called Project Linda, which is a laptop dock for the Razer smartphone released in November last year. Unlike previous phone-powered laptop concepts like the Motorolla Atrix with Webtop and Samsung’s DeX, powered by the Galaxy S8, the Razer smartphone not only powers the laptop but doubles as a trackpad. Snug, like a pug in an Ugg The…

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Lenovo brought a collection of new devices to CES 2018, including a set of devices aimed at making (virtual) reality better. The most interesting of these are the Mirage Solo Headset and Camera as well as the Lenovo C220 smart glasses. Show me the VR The Lenovo Mirage Solo is a virtual reality headset, based on Google’s Daydream technology, which combines immersive VR with a simple-to-use device. A simple-to-use standalone device, as the Mirage Solo doesn’t need a phone to function.  It incorporates its own Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, as well as a microSD…

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It’s no secret that iPhones lose some of their oomph after a year or two, partly due to batteries that inevitably deteriorate, partly due to software updates that place greater demands on the hardware, and partly due to deliberate moves by Apple to slow down old iPhones to prevent unexpected shutdowns. The last of these factors prompted a backlash from consumers in recent weeks, which Apple responded to by dropping the price of out-of-warranty battery replacements. South Africa’s iStore has followed suit and announced its pricing for battery replacements for the iPhone 6 and later handsets. The iStore is offering…

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Obviously CES 2018 was always going to bring us some of the most interesting (and unconventional) new tech we’ll see all year, but even we weren’t expecting yoga mat TVs. No, really. LG Display has just shown off a prototype of their 65-inch OLED screen that can be rolled up and hidden when it is not in use. This makes it easier to install and move, but most importantly it can be hidden to give your room a ‘more minimal look’. Don’t expect to pick it up and roll it up quite like that yoga mat you bought for your…

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We take an in-depth look at the Fujifilm Instax SQ10 Square digital camera and instant printer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HhC4dv9xrg Review unit supplied by Fujifilm​. Shot using Fujifilm X-T2 and XT20 cameras c/o Fujifilm​.

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