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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]

Better screen, fewer wires: Valve and HTC introduce the Vive Pro

It was only very recently that the HTC Vive made it to South Africa (officially) and now we’ve got something else to look forward to. At CES this year HTC and Valve took the wraps off the second iteration of their already impressive VR headset, called the HTC Vive Pro. And it’s going to be going wireless. Eventually. Before it does, though, it’ll arrive in a more traditional form...[Read More]

8 things you need to know about the HTC U11

HTC loves a gimmick for its flagships. Whether it’s putting massive ‘Ultrapixels’ in its camera, or cramming in two screens on the front, it’s always trying to cook up that special sauce which will make its phones irresistibly tasty. Does the new HTC U11 have that special sauce? Well it’s squeezable. And it has two voice assistants inside it. So that’s a good st...[Read More]

Stuff’s Gadget and App Award winners are…

Here at Stuff Towers we spend an inordinate amount of time fiddling with gadgets, apps, robot vacuum cleaners, IP cameras, action cameras, regular cameras, and anything else we can get our mitts on. The downside of this is trying to keep track of the batteries and cables that come with them, the upshot is you get the distilled knowledge gleaned from our collective experience and the many hours spe...[Read More]

MWC 2017: what we’re most excited to see

MWC is all about slabs with screens. No, not smart mirrors – but rather smartphones and tablets. Lots and lots of smartphones and tablets, from nearly all of the big manufacturers including Samsung, Sony and LG. And, while that might sound a bit predictable, it rarely fails to serve up some titillating tech to get us talking. So, with little more than a month to go until the tech circus desc...[Read More]

Light Start – SpaceX is go, HTC Ocean leak, NES Classic hacked, and Diablo 3 darkens

SpaceX is cleared for launch following launchpad explosion If you’re playing the home game you might remember that SpaceX’s last launch had an explosive ending when a rocket ignited on the launch pad. An extensive investigation followed and the results are in — SpaceX is allowed to launch rockets again. The company was set to loft their first in months later today but the launch ...[Read More]

Images of HTC’s Android Wear smartwatch have leaked

We’ve been expecting HTC to release a smartwatch for some time, with speculation of an HTC-made wearable stretching as far back as 2013. But then, that was supposed to launch some time in 2014 so we think they missed the deadline. But HTC is still thought to be working on a smartwatch and images of a recent device have leaked. The images, which popped up on social networking site Weibo, were...[Read More]

Meet the Pixel phones, Google’s homegrown answer to the iPhone

Google today unveiled its new Pixel smartphones, and in doing so made it clear it wants the Apple-like control over hardware and software that has long made the iPhone the darling of mobile developers. There’ll be two Pixel devices to choose from, a 5in model and a larger 5.5in Pixel XL, but aside from the different screen sizes and resolutions, and the XL packing a bigger battery, on the sp...[Read More]

Light Start – HTC VR, charging with water, Starcraft HD, and Quake Champions

HTC will be launching its own VR online storefront, Viveport, later this year HTC are taking the plunge and opening their own storefront for virtual reality content. Well, if you were the company behind the Vive you might do the same. Called Viveport, there’s a beta test of the global version of the store coming soon. HTC are looking to have users access “…VR–like information, ed...[Read More]

The HTC 10 is official: All-metal, long-lasting and no more M

The HTC 10 is finally here, and it’s shaping up to a bit of a stunner. Leaks might have spoilt things just a little bit, but we’ve now got official word from HTC about what to expect from the company’s latest and greatest. That of course means an all-metal body, seeing as HTC was one of the first to move away from plastic fantastic to metal marvels with the original HTC One. There’s some serious c...[Read More]

HTC Vive getting virtual desktops to play nicely with non-VR games

Virtual reality gaming is just around the corner, with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift both set to drop in the next few months, but what are early adopters going to be playing on them? There might not be too many VR-friendly titles at launch, but Valve is working hard on making regular games play nicely in VR too. It just announced Desktop Theatre Mode, a virtual cinema-style way to play any game in your...[Read More]

HTC’s upcoming 10 (or One M10) has been completely revealed

We’ve been seeing image leaks of HTC’s One M10, or just the HTC 10 if rumour is correct, since early last month and the latest reveal leaves nothing to the imagination. If you’re hoping for surprises come the eventual reveal, you’re about to be disappointed. That’s because we’re about to spoil the surprise. You’re okay with that, we’re assuming, beca...[Read More]

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