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Your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about all things technology, local and international.

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Your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about all things technology, local and international.

    TalkCentral: Ep 273 - 'What would Picard do?'

    TalkCentral: Ep 273 - 'What would Picard do?'

    Against all expectations, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg are back for another lockdown episode of TalkCentral.
    On the podcast this week: why e-commerce companies should be allowed to trade on an unfettered basis; why the hard lockdown needs to end on 30 April; and the interesting dynamics of Icasa's emergency temporary spectrum allocation.
    Also this week, Duncan and Regardt discuss the new iPhone SE from Apple and chat about Star Trek Picard.
    Duncan's pick this week is Just Cause 4 (currently free in the Epic Games store), and Regardt has picked a new pair of Logitech over-ear headphones.

    • 52 min
    TalkCentral: Ep 272 - 'The final episode?'

    TalkCentral: Ep 272 - 'The final episode?'

    TalkCentral is back for what may be the final episode of the long-running podcast.
    Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg catch up on the latest technology news, including the suspension of communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams as well as the national lockdown and what happens next.
    Other topics covered include the best TV shows watch and games to play during the lockdown and the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator.

    • 58 min
    TalkCentral: Ep 271 - 'Pro to the power of Max'

    TalkCentral: Ep 271 - 'Pro to the power of Max'

    In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg unpack Apple's big keynote, looking at everything from the new iPhones to the surprise price of the company's new Netflix competitor.
    Also this week, a preview of Blue Label Telecoms' and Cell C's results, a look at USB 4 and news on Microsoft's upcoming update to the Flight Simulator franchise.
    Watch or listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
    Duncan's picks this week are Vivaldi for Android and Offline Survival Manual for Android, while Regardt has chosen a Wi-Fi smart bulb.
    Join us on Sundays on YouTube at 1pm at youtube.com/techcentral.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    TalkCentral: Ep 270 - 'Fourways in, no ways out'

    TalkCentral: Ep 270 - 'Fourways in, no ways out'

    General chaos ensues on the podcast this week as Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg are joined by Louis Du Pisani, the CEO of the company behind the South African videogame Boet Fighter.
    Du Pisani talks about what's involved in developing an indie game in South Africa and the background to Boet Fighter - and he reveals the game's (probable) release date.
    Also on the show this week (and in between the chaos): Cell C pulls the plug on wholesale fixed LTE, Huawei's Mate 30 Pro won't have Google apps and Toyota's plan to put a Wi-Fi hotpot in all its new vehicles.
    Regardt's pick this week has something to do with cooking, while Louis has picked a box of rewritable compact discs.
    Join us live on Sundays at 1pm on YouTube at youtube.com/techcentral.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    TalkCentral: Ep 269 - 'Attack of the tardigrades'

    TalkCentral: Ep 269 - 'Attack of the tardigrades'

    In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the week's big technology news, including fresh details on Huawei's HarmonyOS and how criminals are destroying South Africa's mobile infrastructure.
    Also this week, Samsung's Galaxy Note10, Vodacom wants to switch off its 2G network and thousands of tardigrades have crash-landed on the moon.
    Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
    Regardt's pick this week is a cheapie Bluetooth car receiver, while Duncan has chosen Pieter du Toit's book The Stellenbosch Mafia.
    Catch us live on YouTube on Sundays at 1pm at youtube.com/techcentral.

    • 1 hr
    TalkCentral: Ep 268 - 'Putsonderfibre'

    TalkCentral: Ep 268 - 'Putsonderfibre'

    In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about Telkom's plan to kill off copper - and that means DSL. Is this a good thing or not, and what does it mean for those who can't get fibre?
    Also this week, Honor wants to be a major brand in smartphones, Mark Barnes quits the Post Office, Microsoft spends big in its fight against Twitch and Facebook really wants you to know it owns WhatsApp and Instagram.
    Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
    Regardt's pick this week is Lego's new Hidden Side sets, while Duncan has chosen the Honor 20 Pro smartphone.
    Join us live on YouTube on Sundays at 1pm at youtube.com/techcentral.

    • 56 min

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