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Stuff UK November 2018

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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United Kingdom
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English
Publisher:
Kelsey Publishing Group
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12 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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welcome

Imagine being an Apple employee and handing in a September holiday request. “Hey, I know you’re dropping three new headline-grabbing iPhones, a seriously gorgeous smartwatch and the release dates for four new operating systems… but I thought I’d rediscover myself at a Machu Picchu yoga retreat”. It’s not going to fly. Stuff HQ was abuzz on launch night. At least I think it was – I was on my way to an Arctic Monkeys gig. Sorry guys. Thing is, when Alex Turner took to the stage I still thought he might say something about it, such is the fuss an Apple Event still causes. But where Turner failed, we’ve excelled, pulling together some exceptional coverage on everything announced at Apple Park, with a wealth of knowledge, expert opinion and valuable insight…

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our month

I WADED WITH DIGITAL FISH It was just a normal Tuesday, except I was barefoot, roaming around in a dark magical space of infinite colourful lights and music. Next, I was wading through milky waters as projections of koi carp swam around my knees. All this was down to the creators and technologists behind teamLAB and its digital art show in Tokyo. It seems being trapped between a ’90s TV gunge-fest and a thought-provoking digital art exhibition is the only thing that can distract me from my phone. Natalya Paul, Online Editor I SHARED MY GAMING INCOMPETENCE IN GLORIOUS 4K A few years ago, I loved playing video games and sharing clips on YouTube; but as happens to all of us eventually, life got in the way. Two things have got me back into…

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hot stuff

XS MAX KEY SPECS • 6.5in 2688x1242 OLED screen • Apple A12 Bionic chip • 4GB RAM • iOS 12 • 64/256/512GB storage • Dual 12MP rear, 7MP front camera • 3174mAh battery HOT SIX #1 VOLUNTARY XS APPLE iPHONE XS & XS MAX The iPhone X made quite the splash. It pioneered the much-imitated notch, was the first iPhone with an edge-to-edge OLED display, and was the first to ditch the home button. So 2018 was always going to be a quieter year for Apple… but once you’ve finished frowning at the names of its new flagships, you’ll find a lot to love. First, the XS (pronounced, ‘ten ess’, Apple insists, though nobody’s listening), which looks like last year’s model but packs the new A12 Bionic chip – which enhances your photos, gaming and AR…

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quad in the highest

DJI Mavic 2 Pro £1299 / dji.com A go-anywhere drone with a no-compromise camera? That’s the idea behind DJI’s new Mavic 2 Pro, a folding quadcopter with formidable aerial video skills… • One-inch punch The Mavic 2 Pro’s big selling point is its Hasselblad-branded camera. The Swedish firm (part-owned by DJI) built the cameras NASA took to the moon, but this is its first drone-mounted snapper – and it’s a doozy. A huge 1in 20MP sensor and adjustable aperture mean great performance in any lighting conditions, with video options including 4K 10-bit HDR and 120fps slow motion. All that dynamic range should give your images of bald-headed dog-walkers some striking colour depth and punchy contrast. • Eye will follow DJI has improved its already eerily accurate ActiveTrack system for the Mavic 2 Pro, so you can…

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apps

1 Animatix £1.99 / iOS If photos insult your eyes with their lack of movement, go a bit Harry Potter on your snaps with Animatix. Loads of effects and filters are available, from frizzy glitches to underwater weirdness. 2 The Bullet Journal Companion £2.79 / Android So you like writing on paper – hence Bullet Journal. But you don’t always have your journal with you – hence this app, for capturing thoughts to write with a pen later. 3 DailyFocus £free / iOS A taster for the paid CreativeLive experience, DailyFocus is also a neat way to brush up on your photography skills. Dip in every day and devour the freebie five-minute video to become a better snapper. 4 Patterning 2 £19.99 / iOS Drums are round, and so too is this drum machine. It’s a bit weird, but also intriguing,…

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giga pixel

GAME OF THRONOS While the games industry seems intent on selling VR as the future of the medium, Acer’s approach is more old-school… and a little bit crazy. Its new Predator Thronos puts you into a gaming chair that reclines 140°, lights up and vibrates in sync with whatever you’re playing. Yes, it’s 2018’s answer to the ’80s Afterburner arcade cabinet. Just add three of Acer’s gaming monitors, one Predator gaming PC and whatever keyboards, mice and controllers you want to bring to your cockpit party. We know nothing about price yet, but given the cost of all those peripherals – and possibly a crane to lift the 200kg structure into your house – you might want to start saving. NEWS FEED DUST TO DUST Robot vacuums already switch themselves on, map your flat,…

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