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05
NOV

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

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

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

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

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.
23
SEP

TalkCentral: Ep 235 - 'MultiChoice 2.0'

On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg unpacks Naspers's decision to unbundle MultiChoice to shareholders and list it on the JSE. What does this mean for the future of the pay-television operator?
Also this week, could Telkom and MTN merge? Plus: President Cyril Ramaphosa signals urgency on spectrum allocation (and what it might mean), iPhone pricing in South Africa and the Japanese land two robots on an asteroid.
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 battle royale game Scum, while Duncan has chosen (the not new but still very good) game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Have any feedback on the show? Please send a WhatsApp message to 071 999 1111. Voice notes may be included in a future episode.
16
SEP

TalkCentral: Ep 234 - 'iPhone Excess Max'

In the TalkCentral podcast this week, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg unpack the big Apple keynote, when the world's most valuable company revealed the new iPhones and a new Watch.
Their verdict? The new iPhones aren't terribly exciting (over last year's iPhone X), but the Watch is starting to look very exciting indeed from a health-monitoring perspective.
Also on the show this week, looming job cuts at the SABC (and why the public broadcaster is starting to look exciting again) and MTN launched voice over LTE (what took it so long?).
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 Razer Gaming Phone, while Duncan has chosen ourworldindata.org.
WhatsApp the show on 071 999 1111. Voice notes might be included in a future episode.
02
SEP

TalkCentral: Ep 233 - 'Gather round'

On the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about former communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda’s startling claims about why he was fired by Jacob Zuma.
Also this week, a discussion about the problems at underserviced agency Usaasa, MTN's new crisis Nigeria, and Apple's holding a special event - what could it be about?
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt pick this week is DU Meter, while Duncan has chosen Slack.
Remember, you can WhatsApp the show on 071 999 1111. WhatsApp voice notes may be used on air.
26
AUG

TalkCentral: Ep 232 - 'Blustery'

On the TalkCentral podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about Nvidia's new ray-tracing GPUs.
Also on the show, Telkom is very upset with the communications regulator, Icasa, over proposed new call termination rates; Nikon has debuted new pro-level mirrorless cameras (to take on Sony); and another look ahead to Apple's big iPhone keynote (expected in a little over two weeks from now).
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 Alienware 17 Core i7 with Geforce GTX 1060 graphics, while Duncan has chosen the Windows 95 app for, umm, Windows.
TalkCentral is recorded live on Sundays at 1pm at live.techcentral.co.za. WhatsApp the show on 071 999 1111. Voice notes may be used on air.
19
AUG

TalkCentral: Ep 231 - 'Give us gigarays!'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg preview Nvidia's big graphics card announcement happening on Monday. The company is expected to announce a series of new graphics cards, including the high-end ray-tracing GeForce RTX 2080ti. What can we expect?
Also this week, Moya Messenger's plan to take on WhatsApp with zero-rated text messaging, DStv and the SABC have a new channel-supply agreement and Tencent's earnings woes show the difficulty of doing business in China.
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 Razer Phone, while Duncan has picked AsciiCam for Android.
WhatsApp the show on 0719991111 - voice notes may be used on air. Remember, we record on Sundays at 1pm at live.techcentral.co.za.
12
AUG

TalkCentral: Ep 230 - 'Take Note'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the launch of Samsung's new flagship "phablet", the Galaxy Note9.
Also on the show this week, MTN and Vodacom are squabbling at the Advertising Standards Authority again, Google ads could soon be coming to an outdoor billboard near you and Android 9 Pie is here.
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 game SpyParty, while Duncan has chosen the Nikon AF-S 40mm f/2.8 G DX macro lens.
We record live on Sundays at 1pm at live.techcentral.co.za. Remember, you can WhatsApp the show on 0719991111. Voice notes might be used in a future episode.
05
AUG

TalkCentral: Ep 229 - 'Slapped with a smelly trout'

In this episode of TalkCentral, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the week's biggest tech news.
In the show this week, Apple is now a trillion-dollar company and Huawei is the world's second largest smartphone maker.
Also this week, Liquid Telecom's plans to monetise its radio frequency spectrum and an insane new camera lens for taking pictures of bugs.
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 zombie game Dying Light, while Duncan has chosen the MirrorLab photo app for Android.
Feedback? Send a WhatsApp message to 0719991111. Voice notes may be included in future shows.

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