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03
MAR

TalkCentral: Ep 253 - 'Ripley, believe it or not'

In this episode of the podcast, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about some of the consumer electronics highlights from MWC 2019, including Huawei's foldable phone and Energizer's insane battery phone.
Also on the show this week, Vodacom fumbles the ball; Blue Label Telecoms' rough week; and another streaming video service launched in South Africa.
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is AOC's 24-inch curved gaming monitor, while Duncan has chosen Showmax original The Girl from St Agnes.
Remember, you can WhatsApp the show. The number to use is 0719991111.
24
FEB

TalkCentral: Ep 252 - 'EO-Eish!'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg unpack what has been a dramatic two weeks for JSE-listed technology services group EOH.
Also on the show this week, Samsung's Galaxy S10 series of smartphones; Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona; billionaire Jonathan Beare to buy into mobile operator Cell C; and Vumatel's Vumacam to blanket Johannesburg with IP security cameras.
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is the Acer Thronos, while Duncan has chosen the redesigned Gmail for Android.
The song pick this week is Regardt's: James, with Getting Away With It All (All Messed Up).
Remember, you can WhatsApp the show. The number to use is 0719991111.
10
FEB

TalkCentral: Ep 251 - 'How Stella lost her groove'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg discuss Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams' altercation with an SABC news crew at the weekend, and her subsequent apology.
Also on the show this week, Microsoft really wants you to stop using Internet Explorer; MTN's Jumia is said to planning an IPO in New York; and Microsoft goes all-in on gaming with a new Windows 10 preview release.
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick is the Thermaltake Pacific Lumi Plus; Duncan doesn't have a pick this week.
You can WhatsApp the show on 071 999 1111.
03
FEB

TalkCentral: Ep 250 - 'Please (don't) call me'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg unpack the soap opera that is the fight between Vodacom and its former employee, Nkosana Makate, over the "please call me" service.
What's the background to the dispute? Why has Makate rejected Vodacom's offer, which, according to reports, is substantial? Who really invented "please call me", MTN or Vodacom? And where is the dispute going next?
Also this week, Apple shows who's the boss by getting aggressive with Facebook and Google; Spotify is getting serious about podcasting; and two hacker groups may alone have been responsible for stealing US$1-billion in cryptocurrencies.
Regardt's pick this week is Alienware's AW2518HF monitor, while Duncan doesn't have a pick this week.
This week's song pick is Jet, by Paul McCartney and Wings.
Remember, you can WhatsApp the show on 0719991111. Voice notes might be used on air.
27
JAN

TalkCentral: Ep 249 - 'WhatsApp, Facebook?'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg discuss why Facebook is planning to make WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram interoperable and the implications of the move - could it make the social network too dominant in electronic messaging?
Also this week, they look at reports that Facebook knowingly duped game-playing kids and their parents out of money.
Plus, Vodacom's miserable fourth quarter and Naspers's blockbuster deal with Russia's Avito -- how did online classifieds get so valuable?
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is Epic Games' Jackbox Party Pack, while Duncan has chosen TweetDeck alternative Tweeten.
Remember, you can WhatsApp the show. The number to use is 071 999 1111.
21
JAN

TalkCentral: Ep 248 - 'Whipping the llama'

On the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg mourn the (not unexpected) passing of Windows Mobile and delve into what we know so far about the upcoming Android Q.
Also in the show, minister promises no job losses in the merger of the departments of communications and telecommunications & postal services, and Zimbabwe kills the Internet.
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is Bandersnatch on Netflix, while Duncan has chosen the Garmin Fenix 5X Plus sportswatch.
This week's song pick, by Regardt, is Lazy Eye by Silversun Pickups.
Have any feedback on TalkCentral? Please send a WhatsApp message to 071 999 1111. Voice notes might be included in a future episode.
13
JAN

TalkCentral: Ep 247 - 'Vodacom vs Makate'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the "settlement" between Vodacom and Nkosana Makate, the operator's former employee who claims to have invented the "please call me" service.
Makate, clearly not happy with the (confidential) settlement amount from Vodacom is threatening to pursue further legal action. But has he run out of options?
Also on the show this week, a look back at the biggest announcements from CES -- and why Regardt is excited about the range of new gaming laptops -- as well as the 8K TVs punted by manufacturers. Do we really need 8K TV?
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is the Thermaltake Premium X1 RGB Cherry MX mechanical gaming keyboard, while Duncan has chosen Garmin Explore.
Remember, you can WhatsApp the show on 071 999 1111. Voice notes might be used in a future episode.
06
JAN

TalkCentral: Ep 246 - 'Bruised Apple'

In the first TalkCentral podcast of 2019, show hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg digest Apple's revenue warning and ask where the company is headed this year and beyond.
Also on the show this week, Liquid Telecom South Africa's plan to build a national 4G/LTE network; a review of the year that was in gaming; and rumours of an impending foldable phone from Xiaomi.
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is Battlefield V, while Duncan has chosen Tether Studios' Word Race for iOS.
Remember, you can WhatsApp the show using the number 0719991111. We'd love to get your feedback - voice notes might be used in a future episode.
19
DEC
2018

TalkCentral: Ep 245 - 'The Best of Everything, 2018'

In this bumper year-end edition of the podcast, Nafisa Akabor joins Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg for a review of the year that was.
We pick our best smartphones, gadgets, apps, television series and videogames of 2018. We also name our local and international newsmakers of the year, and our biggest news stories of the year. Plus, who made the cut at winner and loser of 2018? Listen to find out.
It's a great show. Don't miss it!
12
DEC
2018

TalkCentral: Ep 244 - 'Bad polony'

On the TalkCentral podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the rumours about a possible Telkom and Cell C merger.
Also this week, Google's top trending search results in South Africa in 2018, the arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer, Microsoft Edge going Chromium and Tesla possibly opening a dealership in South Africa.
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is the PlayStation Classic, while Duncan has chosen Stocard for Android and iOS.
Remember, you can WhatsApp the show on 0719991111. Voice notes might be used in a future episode.
02
DEC
2018

TalkCentral: Ep 243 - 'Time to go off-grid?'

In the TalkCentral podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg, both load shedded, chat about the feasibility of disconnecting oneself from the Eskom grid.
What's a good place to start, what would it take and would it be worth it?
Also this week, is Netflix really hurting MultiChoice? The latest numbers from Naspers suggest possibly not.
Plus: Sennheiser headset software could allow man-in-the-middle attacks and China plans to build a deep-sea base run entirely by artificial intelligence.
Listen to the podcast to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is PUBG Mobile, while Duncan has chosen Apple's new iPad Pro.
Remember, the show is recorded live most Sundays at 1pm at live.techcentral.co.za. You can WhatsApp the show, too - the number to use is 0719991111 (no calls, please).
25
NOV
2018

TalkCentral: Ep 242 - 'Stella's turn at the top'

In the TalkCentral podcast this week, hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to reintegrate the departments of communications and telecommunications & postal services and his decision to name Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams to lead the merged ministry.
Also this week, the US wants to stop other countries from buying telecoms gear from China's Huawei; Black Friday and Cyber Monday; Standard Bank's new MVNO; and a company is using diamonds to power drones.
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is the Jackbox Party Trilogy, while Duncan has chosen's LG's new 65-inch OLED TV.
Our song pick this week is Steven Wilson's Pariah live in concert featuring Ninet Tayeb.
Remember, you can WhatsApp the show on 0719991111. Voice notes might be included on a future episode. TalkCentral is recorded live on Sundays at 1pm at live.techcentral.co.za.

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