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Stuff UK August 2017

Stuff inspires and nurtures a passion for gadgets. We make them look amazing and explain in a fast, confident and unfalteringly entertaining way how they will enhance our readers’ lives. Stuff is a celebration of the new, the innovative, the shiny and the cool. It’s pure gadget joy.

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Most months I write this letter while huddled away in a Twickenham office corner with rain lashing against the windows. Right now, I’m in sunny LA for the E3 games conference and things are infinitely more cheery. Not only have I witnessed the launch of the Xbox One X, a 4K console that blows Sony’s PS4 Pro out of the water, but I’ve never been to the City of Angels before and there’s a load of stuff I want to see – and I’m not just talking about Forza Motorsport 7. Trouble is, I’ve only brought my iPhone along with me for the trip. It’s a good thing, then, that this month’s cover feature is all about taking great pictures with any camera. You see, the key to a good photo is…

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our month

I SNOOZED TO BIRDSONG ON THE ROOF OF A MINI Own a Mini Countryman, enjoy camping and have a spare £2400? In that case, AutoHome’s Roof Tent may give your next trip a boost. Within a couple of minutes of easy setup you’ve got yourself a mobile camper. Being elevated kept the damp ground and its crawling insects far away, while the in-built mattress was just the right squishiness. And there are perks up on the roof, like waking up to lovely sweeping vistas on the wild Atlantic coast. Natalya Paul, Social Media Editor I GAMED HARD WITH MY FELLOW STUFFERS We accepted a challenge from Game to take part in the weekly Overwatch night at its Belong gaming arena in London… and were predictably annihilated by the regulars. Luckily, having made our apologies…

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one to the power of x

A wise man once said: “No one man should have all that power. The clock’s ticking, I just count the hours.” Alas, the noble poetry of Kanye West is now entirely redundant thanks to Microsoft’s new 4K games console. Why? Anyone who’s recently upgraded to a new 4K telly will count the Xbox One X as essential. Not only does this box come with so many teraflops we’ve lost count of them; it also doubles as an awesome home cinema machine with an Ultra HD Blu-ray player and support for Dolby Atmos. That’s enough power to blow Sony’s PS4 Pro out of the sea, but it does come at a cost. At £449, the One X is the most expensive games console ever – even more so than the famously…

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hands-on impressions

The Xbox One X is a console that demands a lot of its players. Specifically, a whole lot of cash. To get the absolute best out of Microsoft’s new console you’re going to need a 4K TV, a Dolby Atmos surround sound system and a library of Ultra HD Blu-rays. Oh, and a spare £449 for the console itself. So long as you’ve got that all-important 4K telly, the One X is shaping up to take its place at the very top of your Christmas list. Why? Half my time spent tearing around the Nurburgring in Forza Motorsport 7 was done in slack-jawed wonderment. The One X isn’t just a slightly better version of Sony’s PS4 Pro with the same upscaling skills; it’s the real 4K deal, and fully deserving of that…

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robot offspring

When the father of Android creates a phone of his own, chances are it’ll be something special. Andy Rubin’s pet project, it turns out, is exactly that: a slab of sheer smartphone beauty, the Essential Phone ditches ugly bezels with a display that dominates the modular mobile’s facade. Modular? Oh yes – this slim thing also packs a magnetic connector for bolting on accessories, limited for now to a mini 360° snapper and a charging dock. While you wait for further bits to stick on it, you can caress the Essential Phone’s ultra-tough titanium and ceramic build (which is sure to survive a hefty knock or several), before remarking on its flagship-scaring Snapdragon 835 CPU. Turns out Rubin’s concept of ‘essential’ is different to most, then, particularly given that the new…

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palm pilot

Ever since their inception, it’s been possible to chuck drones into the sky and wave at them. Only now, though, will waving actually stop them from flying off into the sunset (before, presumably, running out of battery and crashing violently into the sea). DJI’s Spark drone is a compact flyer that launches from your palm, before following your hand gestures and snapping aerial shots when you make a finger frame. Once you’re all done gesticulating, it’ll help you nail pro footage too, with pre-configured QuickShots (aerial moves that replicate common shots from the movies) and smart target tracking so it can film you on the move. It’s all stabilised on a two-axle gimbal, for steady Full HD shots from the 1/2.3in CMOS sensor. Bored of being in control? The Spark can also…