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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]

Mario Kart is coming to mobile this year

Now you’ll be able to ruin friendships even if you don’t own a Nintendo console of any kind. How, you ask? Nintendo’s mobile Mario Kart will be available on Android and iOS before March this year. Mario Kart’s mobile version, Mario Kart Tour, was announced early in 2018 on the Nintendo US Twitter account. Nintendo said at the time that development had started and that the game would be available b...[Read More]

WhatsApp limits forwarding to five instances to curb fake news

That image of your littlest nephew sitting on the couch all chocolate-covered, with a half-eaten banana and a manic grin on his face? WhatsApp will only let you forward that image a maximum of five times, thanks to silly people who believe everything that they read. The messaging app has announced that it will be limiting available forwards from 20 groups or people down to just five. The reasoning...[Read More]

Your smartphone apps are tracking your every move – 4 essential reads

If you have a smartphone, it probably is a significant part of your life, storing appointments and destinations as well as being central to your communications with friends, loved ones and co-workers. Research and investigative reporting continue to reveal the degree to which your smartphone is aware of what you’re up to and where you are – and how much of that information is shared with companies...[Read More]

You’ll soon be able to #MuteRKelly on Spotify

Soon you’ll be able to #MuteRKelly without waiting for anyone else to intervene on your behalf. Okay, and mute any other artists you don’t want contaminating your musical sanctuary called Spotify. Music streaming service Spotify is working on a feature that will enable users to block any artist. This will render that artist invisible on the streaming service, whether in the user’s pers...[Read More]

Upcoming Apple iPhone could know when you want to take a selfie

We’re still on the fence about the reasoning behind tech leaks. Do companies purposefully leak information to create buzz, or are there just genuinely scaly people working for these companies? Either way — we’ve got new inside information about this year’s Apple iPhones. According to reports on AppleInsider, Apple quietly filed a patent detailing how new iPhones will be able to tell that you...[Read More]

Samsung’s three Galaxy S10 models appear in new leaked image

We’re a few weeks out from the official Galaxy S10 event, which means that it’s time to pay attention to the leaky swimming pool that is Samsung to take centre stage. Over the weekend noted leaker Evan Blass published a new image showing off all three of Samsung’s expected Galaxy S10 variants. Say hi to the Galaxy S10E, the vanilla S10, and the oversized S10+. Samsung Galaxy S10E...[Read More]

The quiet threat inside internet of things devices

As people increasingly buy and install smart devices in their homes, all those cheap interconnected devices create new security problems for individuals and society as a whole. The problem is compounded by businesses radically expanding the number of sensors and remote monitors it uses to manage overhead lights in corporate offices and detailed manufacturing processes in factories. Governments, to...[Read More]

Paying for the name – Louis Vuitton’s Horizon earbuds will set you back R13,750

Much of the stuff that we examine here at Stuff is very, very expensive. But there’s usually a reason for the price. An R80,000 computer? Apple’s newest hardware? Those’ll cost you but you’re generally getting what you’re paying for. But if you’re in the market for some brand-name headphones, you might want to think twice about paying R13,750 for these Louis Vui...[Read More]

Cell C’s Black streaming service is offering a 7-day free trial of its premium package

Januworry got you feeling down? Black, Cell C’s streaming service, has announced that it will offer prospective subscribers a 7-day free trial of their premium offering, ‘Binge Elite’ from 18 January 2019. Originally, only their entry-level subscription package called ‘Binge Select’ was available for a free trial. But unlike the Binge Select 30-day trial, Binge Elite will only be available for sev...[Read More]

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