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Light Start – VW Pikes Peak, tickets to space, Leica wristwatches, and DB FighterZ for Switch

VW’s EV blasts up Pikes Peak in less than eight minutes If you’re Volkswagen, you’ve got to be feeling pretty good about yourself right now. The VW Motorsport team has taken their ID R Pikes Peak electric race car and climbed, well, Pikes Peak — setting a new record in the […]

Amazon Go has no cashiers, no queues and no fuss – and a bold new vision of commerce

Last month I walked into a lunch food store, helped myself to a meal and a beer, and then walked out without paying. The store was no ordinary shop: it’s potentially the future of shopping. Called Amazon Go, it is run by the American e-commerce giant and is situated opposite […]

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) – Waterproof and Bluetooth, ain’t that the truth

If you love reading – and we mean really, really love it – you could have done a lot worse than last year’s Kindle Oasis. Amazon’s most expensive e-reader was also its most portable, most pocket-friendly, and longest-lasting. We loved it. Now though, there’s a successor – and it’s somehow […]

Light Start – Home-made Switch, big Blue rocket, an auto-dozer, and JCVJ

Can’t find a Switch in stores? Might as well make your own So you’re keen on the Nintendo Switch but less impressed with the console’s range of titles. You could always take a page out of YouTube user Tim Lindquist’s book and make your own version of the console. You […]

Amazon has finally gone and made a waterproof Kindle: Meet the upgraded Oasis

Ask the Stuff team which piece of tech we are completely unable to live without and the answer in almost every case is the Amazon Kindle. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the old stalwart with the physical buttons and WiFi only (we still have one of those), the newer Paperwhite […]

Light Start – RIP zombie dad, the new doctor, Amazon IM and Google mozzies

So long George A. Romero, and thanks for all the undead Director George A. Romero, probably most famous for helming the iconic, 1968 zombie flick Night of the Living Dead, died on Sunday at age 77. Romero made plenty of other commendable movies, including The Crazies, Martin and Creepshow, but it’s […]

Apple’s HomePod may be South Africa’s best smart speaker option

The rumours told us a speaker was coming, and as usual, they were spot on. Called the HomePod, Apple’s promising Alexa-like speech recognition, but with Sonos-grade sound. It’s also the centre of Apple’s envisioned connected home and a way to get us all using Siri more. But more importantly for […]

Although bookstores are making a comeback, Amazon’s reading device is a thing of beauty

Last week Amazon, the online bookstore that put so many other bookstores out of business, opened its first store in New York. Called Amazon Books, it’s the ecommerce giant’s second store, after it opened a bricks-and-mortar store in its hometown Seattle in 2015. As curious and ironic as it is, […]

Light Start – Starcraft Remastered, Nio EP9 speeds, Amazon’s first drone delivery, and the Justice League

Starcraft Remastered is coming for the hours of your life that you can’t really spare right now Well, there go our plans for the next few years. Blizzard has announced the existence of Starcraft Remastered, a release which is going to be taking the original space RTS epic and upgrading […]

Budget Mods for budget Motorolas are coming next year

Lenovo-owned Motorola intends to bring the modular system found on its flagship Moto Z device to more affordable devices in 2018, and will offer different quality Mods in the same categories to cater to different budgets. That’s according to Yang Yuanqing, Lenovo chairman and CEO. Yuanqing made the comments during a press […]

Light Start – Stranger Things to return, Guardians 2, PS4 gets some space, and Amazon’s drones

All right you crazy fans, Stranger Things will be back around Halloween with Season 2 If you’re anything like the Stuff folks then Netflix Original Stranger Things blew you away in 2016. Right after our single-day binge we were asking “When is the next season going to be out?” We’ve […]

Talk to me: voice control is taking off, but it’s not taking over yet

If unexpected packages start showing up at your door, you might want to have a word with one of your smart devices. Earlier this month, a six-year-old in Dallas asked her family’s Amazon Echo smart speaker for a dollhouse. And Alexa, Amazon’s Siri-like artificial assistant, promptly ordered one to their […]

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