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Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat is officially dead

The fate of Apple's AirPower charging mat, that was supposed to wirelessly charge an iPhone, AirPods, and an Apple Watch, is uncertain no longer. We've been expecting some kind of cancellation for a while and that's unfortunately a correct expectation. Apple's AirPower mat, rather than going into production, has been canned.

Here’s a super-quick look at Xiaomi’s folding smartphone

Blink and you'll miss it. We've got another look at Xiaomi's folding smartphone and it's very, very quick. Just ten seconds, in fact, but that's long enough for us to decide that we're very impressed with whatever the Chinese company is up to. 

Samsung puts its Galaxy Fold to the test.. over and over again

If we didn't know any better, we'd say that this video of Samsung's Galaxy Fold smartphones being tested was part of a much longer video. A video involving some early-2000s band, possibly transformed into monkeys and singing about... well, you decide what they're singing about. It's got the same sort of vibe.

Huawei P30 Pro vs Huawei P20 Pro: Should you upgrade?

Huawei just took the wraps off of the P30 Pro at the recent announcement, but is it really worth the upgrade since the P20 Pro was one of Stuff's fave from 2018?

Honor launches its Honor 10 Lite, available in SA from 5 April

Honor, the standalone brand that sprung forth from the fertile smartphone valley that is Huawei, launched its newest smartphone for the South African market this evening. The event took place at Vodacom World in Midrand, appropriate because the device, the Honor 10 Lite, is going to be exclusive to Vodacom. 

Xiaomi’s got a Super Charge Turbo charging system for smartphones waiting in the wings

Super. Charge. Turbo. All words that bring to mind a motorised vehicle flying by quick enough to demolish a building on impact (note: Do not try that at home). Combine them and you’ve got Xiaomi’s new Super Charge Turbo fast-charging system for smartphones, a setup the company reckons will get you from 0 to 100(%) with a 4,000mAh battery in just 17 minutes. Which sounds like just the t...[Read More]

Huawei’s P30 range is here and it’s all about the zoom

Huawei has taken the wrappers off it's three new P30 range devices: The P30 Lite, P30 and P30 Pro at a press event in Paris, France.

And now, a smartphone in a blender. For science, of course

Sticking technology inside a blender and liquifying it (as much as you can liquify expensive sand) is a time-honoured internet tradition. Whether it's for a form of guerrilla marketing or just because folks have been chasing YouTube views, blenders and tech go together like Facebook and misuse of personal information. 

Opera for Android now includes a free, unlimited VPN

The Opera browser has added a privacy feature to its Android browser that every person actually ought to use already: A VPN.

Huawei accidentally confirms the upcoming P30 Pro’s specs along with a new Watch

The launch of Huawei’s upcoming flagship, the P30 Pro is so close we can almost taste it… Thanks to Huawei’s website department, we now know exactly what to expect.

See the Galaxy Fold close up (including the crease) in new video

Samsung’s folding smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, has prompted more than a little talk. Most of this has been about the phone’s so-called crease, the central area of the phone where the actual display bends. The company has been going to great lengths to conceal the line down the middle of the screen. When the phone was revealed in February this year, Samsung didn’t actually allow f...[Read More]

Hands-on (sort of) with Huawei’s folding Mate X

Huawei showed off its forthcoming Mate X folding phone-let (or tab-phone) at a media event in Johannesburg today. While we were able to hold the device, we weren't allowed to fold it, so we had to rope in the help of a Huawei representative for the video below. Nonetheless, we got to check out the camera setup and try various apps, and our early impressions suggest it's going to be a highly desira...[Read More]

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