11 episodes

Cars & Gadgets is the newest podcast from TechCentral. Hosted by Nafisa Akabor, it looks at the latest gadgets - from smartphones to laptops and from headphones to smartwatches - as well as the latest from the world of motoring, with a particular slant towards electric cars. Because cars are gadgets, right?

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Cars & Gadgets is the newest podcast from TechCentral. Hosted by Nafisa Akabor, it looks at the latest gadgets - from smartphones to laptops and from headphones to smartwatches - as well as the latest from the world of motoring, with a particular slant towards electric cars. Because cars are gadgets, right?

    Cars & Gadgets: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra - bigger and bolder

    Cars & Gadgets: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra - bigger and bolder

    Join TechCentral's Duncan McLeod and Nafisa Akabor as they unpack Samsung's biggest, boldest smartphone ever, the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
    There's been plenty of hype around the S20 Ultra - does it live up to it? From 8K video recording to a 108-megapixel sensor, is this the smartphone to beat in 2020? Unfortunately, it's not all sunshine and roses.
    For more technology news, visit https://techcentral.co.za/.

    • 34 min
    Cars & Gadgets: Samsung's Galaxy Note10+ reviewed

    Cars & Gadgets: Samsung's Galaxy Note10+ reviewed

    In this episode of the Cars & Gadgets podcast, Nafisa Akabor tells TechCentral's Duncan McLeod all about Samsung's new phablet flagship, the Galaxy Note10+.
    With Samsung Electronics' financial results under pressure, and competition mounting from lower-priced Chinese handset rivals, has the company done enough with this flagship to win over consumers?
    And should you buy it?
    For a full review of the Note10+, see Nafisa's review on TechCentral.

    • 33 min
    Cars & Gadgets: Huawei's P30 Pro in review

    Cars & Gadgets: Huawei's P30 Pro in review

    In this episode of TechCentral's Cars & Gadgets podcast, Duncan McLeod chats to Nafisa Akabor about Huawei's new P30 Pro smartphone. The successor to 2018's well-received P20 Pro, the new model represents a major step forward.
    Like Samsung, Huawei releases two flagship devices a year, the P-Series device in the first half and the Mate Series in the second half.
    Duncan and Nafisa chat about what's new in the P30 Pro (and what's missing - a headphone jack), and go through the device's incredible rear-camera setup and its minimalist approach to a notch.
    Is the P30 Pro better than the Samsung Galaxy S10, and how does it compare to Apple's latest flagships? Most importantly, should you be considering it as your next smartphone?
    Listen to the podcast, and read Nafisa's full review on TechCentral, to find out.

    • 25 min
    Cars & Gadgets: We drive Jaguar's R1.7-million I-Pace electric car

    Cars & Gadgets: We drive Jaguar's R1.7-million I-Pace electric car

    In this episode of the Cars & Gadgets podcast, Duncan McLeod speaks to Nafisa Akabor about Jaguar's new I-Pace electric car, which has gone on sale in South Africa.
    Despite costing R1.7-million, the fully electric luxury SUV is already sold out, with new stock only expected next year.
    The car, which exudes luxury, is powered by a 90kWh lithium-ion battery that has a range of up to 470km from a single charge. But how practical is it to own one in South Africa?
    Nafisa took the I-Pace for a test drive and talks about the experience. She also explains how Jaguar is rolling out charging stations around the country to ensure drivers aren't left in the lurch, including on long journeys.
    Read her full review of the vehicle here: https://techcentral.co.za/i-took-jaguars-r1-7-million-i-pace-electric-car-for-a-swim/88420/

    • 16 min
    Cars & Gadgets: Samsung's Galaxy S10+ unpacked

    Cars & Gadgets: Samsung's Galaxy S10+ unpacked

    In this episode of the Cars & Gadgets podcast, Duncan McLeod speaks to Nafisa Akabor about Samsung's new Galaxy S10+ smartphone, one of the most important releases for the Korean consumer electronics giant in years.
    It's important because the company is getting a serious run for its money from Chinese manufacturers, particularly Huawei, but also Xiaomi and Oppo. Has the S10 line-up done enough to keep the Chinese rivals at bay? And is it enough of a step change to justify the upgrade?
    In the podcast, Nafisa unpacks the new features in the S10+ and talks about its camera system (including the front-facing hole-punch design). She also looks at the phone's battery life, in-screen fingerprint reader and wireless charging capabilities.

    • 26 min
    Cars & Gadgets: Huawei's Mate 20 Pro

    Cars & Gadgets: Huawei's Mate 20 Pro

    In the latest episode of Cars & Gadgets, Duncan McLeod speaks to Nafisa Akabor about the new Mate 20 Pro from Huawei. Is this the best smartphone of 2018?
    Nafisa has just returned from London, where she attended the global launch of the latest and greatest from the fast-growing China's consumer electronics giant, where the centrepiece was undoubtedly the new Mate 20 Pro, which goes on sale in South Africa on 1 November.
    Huawei, which is building on the momentum of the very well received P20 Pro, is eyeing Samsung's crown as the world's biggest smartphone maker. And the Mate 20 Pro could help get it there.
    A major update to last year's Mate 10 Pro, the new model features an in-screen fingerprint reader, facial unlocking and excellent battery life.
    Nafisa and Duncan unpack the best the Mate 20 Pro has to offer, talk about that triple-camera setup on the phone's rear and debate whether Huawei has done enough to take the smartphone crown in 2018.

    • 24 min

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