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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.
20
NOV
2018

TalkCentral: Ep 241 - 'Roamin' in the gloamin''

After a short break, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg are back with a new episode of TalkCentral.
In the podcast this week, the operators are all a'roamin'.
Also this week, bitcoin falls out of bed, and then falls down the stairs; load shedding makes an ugly comeback; Telkom to switch off its 2G network; and Google is exploring VR shoes with tiny motorised wheels.
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's tech pick this week is Corsair's H100i Platinum RGB water-cooling system, while Duncan has chosen the Huawei Watch GT.
Remember, you can WhatsApp the show on 0719991111. Voice notes might be used in a future episode.
05
NOV
2018

TalkCentral: Ep 240 - 'Is Apple pricing itself out of the market?'

On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about Apple's new iPad Pro models, the new MacBook Air and the new Mac mini.
The conversation turns to Apple's pricing strategy, and they ask: is Apple at risk of pricing itself out of the market?
Also this week, Naspers's plan to invest R1.4-billion in South African technology start-ups, Black Friday (should we care?) and researchers have found a new way to store data - using powder!
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is MSI's GF63 laptop, while Duncan has two picks: Huawei's new Mate 20 Pro smartphone and the game Train Valley (it's addictive).
This week's song pick is Zen Arcade's Crazy Over You.
Remember, you can WhatsApp the show on 0719991111. Voice notes might be included in a future episode.
21
OCT
2018

TalkCentral: Ep 239 - 'Cell C rains on Vodacom's parade'

In the TalkCentral podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about Cell C's comments at a Competition Commission inquiry into the data services market about Vodacom's roaming relationship with Rain, and why Cell C believes the arrangement should not be allowed.
Also this week, the latest on digital migration; Standard Bank is launching an MVNO; the Internet Service Providers' Association wants the mobile operators to open their networks; Huawei launches the Mate 20 Pro (and other smartphones); and Adobe releases a new version of the Creative Cloud.
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 BlackBerry Key 2 smartphone, while Duncan has chosen Adobe Premiere Rush.
Remember, you can WhatsApp the show on 0719991111. Voice notes might be included in the next episode.
14
OCT
2018

TalkCentral: 'Ten trillion photos a second'

In the latest episode of TalkCentral, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the seemingly better news on ICT emerging from government.
Telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele has promised to speed up the licensing of radio frequency spectrum, while the ministry of communications, led by Nomvula Mokonyane, seems to getting serious about South Africa's digital terrestrial television migration project.
Also on the show this week, Takealot is said to be building a Gauteng customer centre - in a very clever location - Google is pulling the plug on Google+ and researchers have invented a camera that can capture a pulse of light as it travels through space.
Listen to the show to find out who's been named as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is South African-developed game 4Pillers, while Duncan has chosen the Fitbit Charge 3 fitness tracker.
Remember, TalkCentral is recorded live on Sundays at 1pm at live.techcentral.co.za - please join us there. Please send feedback on the show via WhatsApp to 0719991111. WhatsApp voice notes may be used in a future episode.
05
OCT
2018

TalkCentral: Ep 237 - 'Live from Rage 2018'

This week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg bring you the TalkCentral podcast from the Rage expo in Johannesburg.
On the show this week, they look at everything that's happening at this year's rage, from cosplay to the latest games and hardware.
Also on the show, they chat about Microsoft's new Surface devices (and headphones) -- and, no, they’re not coming to South Africa -- as well as the looming retrenchments at Liquid Telecom and Facebook cracking down on fake news 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 South Africa's Table Realms, while Duncan has chosen Windows 10's Dark Mode.
Any feedback on the podcast? Please send a WhatsApp message to 0719991111. Voice notes might be included in a future episode.
30
SEP
2018

TalkCentral: Ep 236 - 'Elon Stark'

We have a great show this week. On TalkCentral, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about spectrum licensing getting into high gear and Facebook's major security breach.
Also this week, Africa has a new undersea cable and Microsoft is building an operating system for robots.
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 Sony Alpha a6300 mirrorless camera with 16-50mm lens, while Duncan has chosen version 2.0 of the Vivaldi Web browser.
We play out this week's show with South African progressive/eclectic rock band BLK JKS and a song called Molalatladi.

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