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Asus TUF Gaming FX505 – The Krillin of gaming machines

Priced at R16,000, the Asus TUF Gaming FX505 puts Asus on a track to make all gamers feel welcome. Even if your bank account doesn’t cater for top of the range gaming equipment.

Asus launches new ZenBook, VivoBook and ROG series notebooks in SA

This week, Asus South Africa launched five new ZenBook laptops, as well as two additions to their VivoBook series and Republic of Gamers (ROG) Zephyrus range. Most notable among the hardware upgrades, their ZenBook Pro 14 features a ScreenPad in lieu for a basic trackpad — a high-resolution, full-colour touchscreen that has its own mini-interface. It functions as a secondary screen that can ...[Read More]

Asus Blue Cave AC2600 dual-band Wi-Fi router review – Impractically pretty to look at

Network routers are the dark secret of the tech world. Odds are, unless you’re completely mobile dongle-dependent, you own one of these pieces of gear and you’ve probably arranged matters so that you don’t actually have to look at it. Unless you’re peering at the lights, wondering why your magic internet box has stopped working, that is. This isn’t because these devic...[Read More]

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 845 chip will power all of 2018’s big Android phones, and some laptops

Mobile chip maker Qualcomm has announced its forthcoming Snapdragon 845 chip at its Tech Summit in Maui, Hawaii today. Details are still pretty light on the ground, but you can bet there’ll be more specifics as the even unfolds. Not that it matters too much, though. The big news isn’t the specs of the 845, it’s where you’re likely to see it: namely every major flagship Andr...[Read More]

Light Start — Digital vinyl, ZenFone leaks, Facebook’s new toy, and space computers

The Great 78 Project is digitising old vinyl for the Internet Archive If you want to up your hipster game then you’re going to have to head on over to the Internet Archive (link below). That’s where you will find the Great 78 project, which has digitised a whole lot of vinyl. Over 50,000 examples of the old format, in fact, including a whole mess of cylinder recordings (which is where ...[Read More]

The 10 most important gadgets from CES 2017

The dust has settled, the bins of discarded carrier bags and 2GB flash sticks have been emptied and the punters are heading home. That’s right, another CES event has come and gone. We’ve taken a look at five of the coolest (and five of the silliest) offerings to come out of it, but this is the TL;DR version: the 10 most important things that graced the Las Vegas halls and had techies s...[Read More]

We’re giving that Asus ZenPad 8.0 to one lucky winner – could it be you?

It’s that time of the week. Or the month. Or something. Stuff goes to print today, so we’re really not sure what’s going on. Except… that we have to announce a competition winner for the Asus ZenPad 8.0 giveaway that we’ve been running for the month of September. For those of you who don’t know, the ZenPad 8.0 is an 8-inch tablet sporting Android 5.0, a 1280 x 8...[Read More]

It’s Spring – Have a September Asus ZenPad 8.0 giveaway

It’s been a crazy week. Well, a crazy end-of-week for a whole lot of people. We’re not going to talk about that but if you’ve been paying attention to the website or our Twitter stream, you should know what we’re talking about. So we thought that we should do something a bit more positive for this Friday afternoon – Like another giveaway. So, for the month of Septembe...[Read More]

The first smartphone toting the Snapdragon 821 is the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe

The first smartphone to use Qualcomm’s newly-announced Snapdragon 821, the bigger brother to the Snapdragon 820 found in Samsung’s Galaxy S7, among other phones, has been er… announced. And it’s coming from Asus. Specifically, the Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe. The name might seem familiar and there’s a good reason for that. The handset was announced at the end of May this ye...[Read More]

The ultra-sleek ZenBook 3 is Asus’ attempt to dethrone the MacBook

Last year’s new MacBook has seemingly ushered in a new era of high-end laptops that also look the part, and we’re seeing more and more Windows 10-based rivals making fresh efforts to take Apple’s crown. The HP Spectre (revealed last month) is one such effort, with its gorgeous new hinge and world’s-thinnest boast, and the newly announced Asus ZenBook 3 is another effort to ...[Read More]

The Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe is a cheaper flagship without antenna lines

Asus isn’t really known as a smartphone superpower, but each year the company is making strides with its offerings – and this year’s ZenFone 3 line might be the first to really get people to take notice. Revealed yesterday, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the real star of the lineup: it’s a 5.7in phone with an all-metal unibody design, but unlike the vast majority of similar phones...[Read More]

Light Start – Asus robot, Samsung advertising, BEAM expansion, and Mankind Divided

Asus’s Zenbo robot wants to stare into your soul – and do other things too Maybe you can sit through the mini-movie (above) showing off what Asus’s Zenbo robot is able to do. We weren’t able to but that’s because we’re lactose intolerant and this ten-minute advert has a lot of cheese in it. So here’s the short version: Asus has revealed Zenbo, a personal h...[Read More]

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