feature articles

Samsung Galaxy S8: First impression

Despite numerous leaks leading up to last night's Galaxy Unpacked event, yesterday was TechSmart’s first official encounter with the Galaxy S8. This is our first impression.

Ghost in the Shell

We get a chance to see Major come alive, even if her shoes seem too big for her.

Galaxy Unpacked 29 March 2017: All the other announcements

While the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ were the main attractions, Samsung also made a number of other significant announcements at its Unpacked event last...

First trailer for IT horror floats

“You’ll float too!” Uhm, no thanks, we’ll rather stay high and dry and as far away from the sewers as possible.

Samsung unboxes Galaxy S8 and S8+ in New York

29 March 2017

Earlier this evening Samsung officially unveiled its new flagship devices for 2017 - the Galaxy S8 and S8+.


Tinder Online brings matchmaking to the PC

29 March 2017

Swiping is now replaced by clicking and dragging, as Tinder readies to go online via a website.


Facebook's Snapchat clone, Stories, gets unveiled

29 March 2017

Available within the Facebook mobile app, the company details its "new" Stories feature.


Nathan Fillion brings some humour to Destiny 2 teaser

29 March 2017

With a fully fledged trailer arriving tomorrow (19:00 SAST), Bungie reveals a lighthearted teaser for Destiny 2.


Tony Stark plays mentor in new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer

29 March 2017

Iron Man strips Spidey of his suit in the latest trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming.


Samsung Galaxy S8: Five things we want

28 March 2017

Samsung's latest flagship will be unveiled tomorrow evening. Despite much of the device's specs and details being revealed already, here's five things we'd like to see in the Galaxy S8.


Elon Musk's latest company is called Neuralink

28 March 2017

And it wants to put software in your brain.


Samsung says refurbished Galaxy Note 7 will hit US market

28 March 2017

Featuring recycled parts, Samsung will allow US consumers to sell or rent the phablet.


Bungie officially announces Destiny 2

28 March 2017

A September 2017 release is being touted for the next installment in the Destiny saga.


Blizzard's StarCraft Remastered will bring 4K resolution to the original game

27 March 2017

A classic in real-time strategy gaming, Blizzard is remastering the first StarCraft and its expansion for 4K visuals.

notebook and tablet pcs

HP Spectre Pro 13

28 March 2017

Slim, powerful and well specced, the HP Spectre Pro 13 is a great notebook, but comes with a few compromises. Namely, its reliance on dongles and love or hate styling.

movie reviews

Power Rangers

20 March 2017

The new look Power Rangers relies heavily on nostalgia, and delivers in that regard, but does not get the balance right in its storytelling.


Huawei P10

17 March 2017

With subtle improvements littered throughout, the Huawei P10 is a great all-round flagship. It's not leagues ahead of its predecessor, however, or competitor devices.


Fujifilm GFX 50S: Three things to know

15 March 2017

Instead of going full frame, Fujifilm is pushing the boundaries of mirrorless with a new medium format camera, the GFX 50S. Here are three observations after spending a weekend with the camera.


Nike Hypervenom Phantom 3 DF FG

7 March 2017

At R3 899, Nike's Hypervenom Phantom 3 is about as much as you can hope to pay for a football boot, but they feature a ton of tech and feel built to last.

audio visual

Beoplay H9 wireless over-ear headphones with ANC

3 March 2017

For any audiophile looking for a pair of good quality headphones, one with active noise cancelling is a must. Luckily, Beoplay's H9 over-ear offering has this, plus looks great too.


Sony Xperia Ear

15 February 2017

The Japanese company's new hearable shows plenty of promise, but the Xperia Ear still feels like it's in beta, rather than a fully fledged device.


Huawei Nova

7 February 2017

A great mix of design, specifications and features, the Huawei Nova is a premium mid-range that certainly warrants a second look.


Fitbit Charge 2

2 February 2017

The Charge 2 from Fitbit is, as you might have guessed, a second generation fitness tracker, bringing with it a larger display as well as heart rate monitoring.


Meizu Pro 6: 4 Things you need to know

25 January 2017

New to South Africa, Meizu makes a strong first impression with the Pro 6.

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