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18
AUG

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.
04
AUG

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.
28
JUL

TalkCentral: Ep 267 - 'Only a decade late'

On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about government's spectrum policy direction to communications regulator Icasa.
Also this week, a new Windows 10 start menu may be coming, Apple's acquisition of Intel's cellular modem business and City Power's ransomware attack.
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is Showmax's sports offering, while Duncan has chosen the LG G8S ThinQ.
07
JUL

TalkCentral: Ep 265 - 'Sorry, Bill, it's all Linux now'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the woes at Econet Media and what they might mean for the launch of Kwese Free TV in South Africa.
Also on the show this week, Bill Gates regrets losing to Google's Android, Google's and Facebook's plans to build new African subsea cables, and President Cyril Ramaphosa very publicly backs Huawei as US/China trade tensions continue to bubble.
Regardt's pick this week is My Best Friend Pedro, while Duncan has chosen the Rodecaster Pro from Rode.
Listen to the show to find out who's been chosen as winner and loser of the week.
WhatsApp the show on +27719991111. Join us live at 1pm on Sundays on YouTube - hit the subscribe button to be alerted when were are live on air.
23
JUN

TalkCentral: Ep 264 - 'Jobs axe swings at MultiChoice'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the looming layoffs at MultiChoice and what precipitated the move.
Also this week, Naspers names its new European-listed Internet giant Prosus, bitcoin goes ballistic and - not unrelated - Facebook take the wraps off libra. Plus, Cyril has a dream!
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is Mario Royale, while Duncan has chosen the credit score-checking app TymeCoach.
WhatsApp the show on 071 999 1111 and please subscribe to our channel on YouTube at youtube.com/techcentral.
16
JUN

TalkCentral: Ep 263 - 'Attack of the abbreviations'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg discuss the new department of communications & digital technologies - is it more of the same, or will it be the "department of action"?
Also this week, Huawei's foldable phone is delayed (and it's not Donald Trump's fault); Showmax to offer live-streamed sport; and Asus's amazing new ZenBook Pro Duo.
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 new Dropbox, while Duncan has picked the mini series Chernobyl.
You can send a WhatsApp to the show on 0719991111. And please consider subscribing to our YouTube channel.
09
JUN

TalkCentral: Ep 262 - 'Return of the cheese grater'

In this episode of the podcast, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the big announcements from Apple's developer conference, including the new Mac Pro, dark mode in iOS and the great features in the new iPadOS.
Also in the show this week, the latest in the Huawei debacle and the great South African bank branch massacre.
Listen to the show to find out who's been chosen as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is the 512GB Gammix S11 Pro NVMe M.2 drive, while Duncan has chosen Apple's iPadOS.
26
MAY

TalkCentral: Ep 261 - 'Techpocalypse'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg unpack the developments around Huawei and what they might mean for the future of the company and smartphones as we know them.
Also on the show, Facebook's plan to launch a cryptocurrency, a preview of Telkom's full-year results and the latest feature update to Windows 10.
Plus, are your headphones spying on you?
Watch or 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 Nokia 105 feature phone, while Duncan has chosen the air-quality app AirVisual.
19
MAY

TalkCentral: Ep 260 - 'Angry (about) Wasps'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg discuss MTN's decision to back down, under consumer pressure, over its plan to introduce an opt-out-only out-of-bundle service.
Also this week, Donald Trump's war on Huawei; Naspers told it can't buy WeBuyCars; and the big WhatsApp exploit.
Listen to or watch the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Duncan's pick this week is 4K Video Downloader, while Regardt has chosen a new super-light laptop from Asus.
12
MAY

TalkCentral: Ep 259 - 'It's bitcoin, beaches!'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the astonishing comeback of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. What's driving it? And what happens next?
Also on the show this week, Duncan talks about telecommunications in Mauritius; Regardt reflects on Google's I/O conference; Duncan explains why he unsubscribed from Spotify (reluctantly); and who will be the next minister of communications.
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is Avengers: Endgame, while Duncan has chosen Netflix original movie The Highwaymen.
05
MAY

TalkCentral: Ep 258 - 'Takealot gets physical'

In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg discuss Takealot's decision to open a flagship customer collections centre in Midrand and two dozen other pick-up points around the country.
What does it say about the future of e-commerce in South Africa and why, in Duncan's view, does it make eminent sense?
Also on the show this week, MTN hires some heavy hitters; Netflix gets serious about audio; and Icasa has a fight with the communications minister.
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Regardt's pick this week is unsplash.com, while Duncan has chosen Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs.
22
APR

TalkCentral: Ep 257 - 'Breaking the Fold'

In this episode of the podcast, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg take to YouTube for their first-ever live video discussion to talk about Samsung's breaking Galaxy Fold smartphone.
What do Samsung's problems mean for the future of foldable phones - and will anyone buy a Fold in light of the problems experienced by early reviewers?
Also on the show this week, there's plenty of news in the world of consoles; BBM is dead; and Apple and Qualcomm smoke the peace pipe.
Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week.
Duncan's technology pick is the Sony WH-1000XM3 over-ear Bluetooth headphones, while Regardt doesn't have a pick this week.
WhatsApp the show on 0719991111 - voice notes may be used on air.
Apologies for the slightly poorer audio quality in this week's episode - it will be back to normal in our next show.

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