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Samsung Galaxy S10 preview: Everything we know so far

Are you ready for a punch-hole cutout in the display? After last year’s bold reinvention of the Samsung Galaxy S8, this year’s Galaxy S9 didn’t have quite the same impact. It’s still one of the best phones you can buy today, but it’s tougher to get excited about a super-expensive smartphone that feels… samesy. But surely the Galaxy S10 will go big again. Not onl...[Read More]

Samsung is adding a neural processing unit to the Galaxy S10

For most of us, the first time we heard about a neural processing unit, or NPU, in relation to smartphones was when Huawei announced that it was including one in the Mate 10 Pro. Then Apple started including on-chip neural processing so it was only a matter of time before Samsung started doing it too. First up? The Galaxy S10, of course. If, that is, you live in a region where Samsung uses its Exy...[Read More]

Huawei is looking to launch augmented reality glasses in the next couple of years

Huawei has done something that Stuff wasn’t expecting to happen in 2018 — they’ve made perhaps the best phone of the year but that’s apparently not good enough for the Chinese company. After storming the lines manned by Samsung and Apple, Huawei has set its sights a little further afield. What would you say to augmented reality glasses made by Huawei? Hopefully you’re...[Read More]

We may see Samsung’s folding ‘Galaxy F’ smartphone in March – but it’ll cost us

It took a few years for rumours of a folding Samsung phone to come to a sort of fruition but even now we’re mostly in the dark about what it will entail besides an unusual screen. Rumour is our chief method of seeing what’s going on right now and there are some fresh ones coming out of South Korea. First, a name: The Galaxy F. That’s the apparent title for Samsung’s folding...[Read More]

Samsung has revealed their folding smartphone display – here’s what we know

Samsung has done what it said it would and revealed its first folding smartphone at the company’s Developer Conference in San Francisco this week. In a manner of speaking, anyway. There was certainly a folding smartphone shown on stage, though the device was disguised in a case that concealed ‘key design elements’. Samsung’s new tech was demonstrated by Justin Denison, the ...[Read More]

Something in the air: Vodacom, Telkom sign LTE roaming agreement

The fine folks who use FNB’s FNB Connect cellular service are getting their coverage expanded thanks to a new agreement between MTN and Cell C, now Telkom Mobile customers will see a similar change headed their way. Vodacom and Telkom have just signed a new LTE roaming agreement that will allow Telkom users to roam on Vodacom’s 2G, 3G, and 4G networks, without any restrictions. Vodacom...[Read More]

Here’s how to stop Apple from throttling your iPhone 8’s battery

Apple’s been in trouble in the past when it comes to batteries in their tech. Older model iPhones have seen their speeds and battery capacities limited by software updates since 2016, a function that Apple said was to avoid devices shutting down when they get older. But… Apple didn’t give anybody a choice concerning those updates, leading to the company having to replace batterie...[Read More]

Hatch your Pokémon eggs faster with a new Pokémon Go update

If you own a fitness tracker (or use a software one installed on your phone), you’ll know the struggle of hitting your daily step count. But if you’re into hunting Pokémon, a new Pokémon Go update will track your steps even if the app isn’t actively running on your phone. Time to get those steps in, and #catchemall on foot. Pokémon Go is an Augmented Reality (AR) mobile game that requires players ...[Read More]

Xiaomi makes its high-end Mi Mix 3 official, offers up to 10GB of RAM

We’ve been fans of Xiaomi’s smartphones — and their other tech — for quite some time. Their gear doesn’t have the same in-your-face impact that Samsung and Apple deliver but it’s solid, speedy, and it tends to be affordable. We’re not sure about the local price of Xiaomi’s new Mi Max 3 but we reckon it’s got the first two sewn up. Xiaomi has an...[Read More]

Samsung teases its first folding smartphone for its November Developer Conference

We’ve long been expecting Samsung to debut its foldable smartphone, whatever it turns out to actually be. Earlier this year we were convinced that Samsung’s device would be making its first appearance this year. Later, CEO DJ Koh confirmed that their first crack at something different would appear soon. Now Samsung has teased the reveal, which is expected to take place at the Samsung D...[Read More]

HTC’s blockchain phone, the Exodus 1, is available for pre-order if you’ve got the Bitcoin

If you’ve decided to make your life all about cryptocurrency then there’s only one smartphone that you should be looking at — HTC’s Exodus 1. It’s a blockchain-based device that’s been built with cryptocurrency in mind. And, if you want to secure yours, you’ll have to lay down a little crypto of your own. HTC’s not taking cash for it just yet. The Ex...[Read More]

Apple better worry – Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro costs R19,000, pre-orders open tomorrow

Apple unveiled more smartphones than usual for 2018 but the price… oh, the price is the thing. And they might be in trouble, as Huawei unveiled their camera-rrific Mate 20 Pro at an event in Johannesburg this evening and the Chinese company’s new flagship comes in at just R19,000 if you’re grabbing it pre-paid. The XS, if you remember, starts at R22,000. And Huawei have decided t...[Read More]

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