Stuff UK May 2020

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.

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
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12 Números

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1 min.

All a bit weird, isn’t it? On the one hand, we’re confined within four walls and nobody knows what’s going on. On the other hand, we’ve never been more reliant on tech to get us by. Over the past month I’ve streamed more shows, played more games, joined more conference calls and watched more smile-inducing Instagram live performances than I care to remember, all while adopting a blasé approach to dressing properly (although those who know me will tell you that’s nothing new). So shout-outs to the likes of DJ Yoda and Ricky Gervais for keeping us entertained on social media – not all heroes wear scrubs – and check out the new Stuff Suggests section on our website for more boredom-beaters. A surge in gadget use comes with an environmental toll…

8 min.
hot stuff

HOT FIVE #1 THE GRATEFUL EIGHTS OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro The real reason to like OnePlus phones is not that they’re clever; it’s that they get you gushing geysers of hardware for a polite dribble of cash. But tech nerds love them for the extra stuff – and this year, that has to mean 5G. So the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro both have it. Maybe your town isn’t tooled up for 5G yet, but it probably will be before your next phone upgrade (unless the world ends first). So, Pro or vanilla? The 8 Pro gets you a larger 6.7in screen with an 120Hz refresh rate instead of 90Hz. “The best display you will see all year,” says OnePlus. Its cameras are the biggest upgrade, though. On the menu here are 48MP…

2 min.
my way or the huawei

Huawei P40 Pro £899 / Working glass hero Wrapped in glass and metal, the P40 Pro has a 90Hz 6.58in Quad HD+ OLED display. It’s edge-to-edge, includes an in-display fingerprint sensor and has a 32MP punch-hole selfie-cam. Round the back there’s a rectangular camera unit that protrudes a bit but should sit flush with a case. All of the light Leica is back on lens duty, but Huawei has turned its focus from zooming to low light: the 1/1.28in 50MP unit matches many ‘real’ cameras and is designed for maximum light intake, higher dynamic range and lower noise. You also get a 12MP 5x telephoto, a 40MP ultra-wide and a ToF sensor for depth. Everything is supported by a high-definition engine with oodles of AI and neural processing to assist with image stacking and…

1 min.
huawei gt 2e

Centathlon, anyone? You can’t do too many sports at the moment. Certainly not as many as 100, but when all this is over that’s how many activity types Huawei’s Watch GT 2e will be capable of tracking. From more traditional exercise disciplines like running and cycling to skateboarding, climbing and parkour, it’s definitely a versatile wrist coach. This wearable also features advanced heart-rate monitoring, sleep and stress tracking and, for the first time on a Huawei watch, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) monitoring. All of this info is viewable on a 1.39in AMOLED display with the same 454x454 resolution as last year’s Watch GT 2, with water-resistance down to 50m and two-week battery life. £160 /…

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samsung galaxy book s

Turn up for the Book S Working from home has meant a mad scramble to upgrade laptops; and in case your broadband goes down, Samsung’s Galaxy Book S is packed with LTE connectivity and nano-SIM support. For gruelling commutes between bed, kitchen and bed again, it doesn’t even require a cumbersome charger, instead using a standard USB-C lead. Do away with wires altogether and the Book S stays awake for up to 23 hours. This 13in Windows 10 machine is powered by a Snapdragon 8cx processor with 256GB of storage, and security is handled by a fingerprint sensor on the power button. Best of all, it’s light enough to hold onto during Google Hangouts dance parties. £999 /…

2 min.
zero labs ford bronco

from $185,000 / Hmm, where have I seen one of those before? Flashback to June 1994, and hardly anybody this side of the Atlantic had heard of the Ford Bronco… then OJ ‘The Juice’ Simpson led the California Highway Patrol on a bizarre slow-speed ‘chase’ down several freeways and turned Ford’s SUV into one of the most recognisable automobiles in the world. The pursuit was screened live to 95 million viewers in America alone, even interrupting coverage of an NBA finals game. Ah yes, ‘The People v OJ Simpson’. So what’s new here? Californian car tamperers Zero Labs have taken the classic first-generation Bronco (1965-’77) and furnished it with a fully electric 18,000rpm powertrain pushing out up to 600hp. It comes in factory steel for a cool $185k, or carbon fibre for a…