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Johannesburg, South Africa

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South Africa's premier tech news website and podcast network

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@techcentral

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Episodes

TalkCentral: Ep 235 - 'MultiChoice 2.0'

9/23/2018
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TechCentral — 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...

Duration:01:10:09

TalkCentral: Ep 234 - 'iPhone Excess Max'

9/16/2018
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TechCentral — 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...

Duration:00:59:12

TalkCentral: Ep 233 - 'Gather round'

9/2/2018
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TechCentral — 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...

Duration:00:56:57

TalkCentral: Ep 232 - 'Blustery'

8/26/2018
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TechCentral — 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...

Duration:00:59:16

TalkCentral: Ep 231 - 'Give us gigarays!'

8/19/2018
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TechCentral — 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...

Duration:00:51:14

TalkCentral: Ep 230 - 'Take Note'

8/12/2018
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TechCentral — 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...

Duration:00:52:45

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

8/5/2018
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TechCentral — 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...

Duration:00:57:01

TalkCentral: Ep 228 - 'Lego, cameras and foldable phones'

7/29/2018
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TechCentral — In the podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about rumours of a new foldable Samsung flagship smartphone and the growing importance of WhatsApp as a communications platform in South Africa. Also in the show, they chat about a new Apple patent that suggests your MacBook may in future charge your iPhone or Watch. Plus: the impending launch of Samsung Pay tap-and-go payments in South Africa. And there's a discussion on mirrorless vs single-lens reflex...

Duration:01:14:48

TalkCentral: Ep 227 - 'Attack of the EU Vogons'

7/22/2018
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TechCentral — In this episode of TalkCentral, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg unpack the European Union's record €4.3-billion fine against Google over Android - is it justified, or is the EU simply interfering in a market that doesn't need regulating? Also on the show this week, they chat about the impending layoffs at Internet Solutions, Tbo Touch's new video-streaming platform, Stephen van Coller joining EOH as new group CEO and Project Loon Internet balloons coming to Kenya. Listen...

Duration:00:48:20

TalkCentral: Ep 226 - 'Where to next for DStv?'

7/15/2018
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TechCentral — In the TalkCentral podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg ask whether South Africa's digital migration project is finally getting kicked into high gear. Also in the show this week, a wide-ranging discussion on the future of DStv in light of MultiChoice's decision this week to open the SuperSport channels to all subscribers, and Adobe Photoshop is coming to the iPad. Listen to the show to hear who's been picked as winner and loser of the week. Regardt's pick...

Duration:00:55:47

TalkCentral: Ep 225 - 'Home automation special'

7/8/2018
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TechCentral — On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg are joined by special guest - and veteran podcaster - Glen Verran for a wide-ranging discussion on home entertainment and home automation. In the podcast, Glen talks about why he bought the Nvidia Shield to power his home entertainment - using everything from Plex to DStv Now and YouTube to Netflix. He also explains how he is dabbling with home automation, including intelligent lighting and smart speakers. It's a...

Duration:01:01:37

TalkCentral: Ep 224 - 'More bandwidth!'

7/1/2018
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TechCentral — On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the week's big technology news - with a South African flavour. On the menu, a new submarine cable system - the first to cross the southern Atlantic Ocean - is going live soon. What does the South Atlantic Cable System, or Sacs, mean for broadband prices and Internet latency? Also this week, the newspaper formerly known as The New Age has closed down - is Mzwanele Manyi's 24-hour news channel next? Plus,...

Duration:00:53:07

TalkCentral: Ep 223 - 'On the future of television'

6/24/2018
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TechCentral — On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg are joined by special guest Aki Anastasiou to talk about the week's big technology news, and plenty more besides. On the podcast, the trio have an in-depth discussion on the future of television, with a closer look at the Naspers/MultiChoice financial results and subscriber numbers; sports rights; streaming; YouTube as a TV platform; and the meaning of Facebook's IGTV. Also in the show this week, the fibre...

Duration:01:16:58

TalkCentral: Ep 222 - 'Special guest Lars Reichelt'

6/17/2018
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TechCentral — On TalkCentral this week, your regular show hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg are joined by former Cell C CEO Lars Reichelt all the way from Switzerland to talk about the week's big technology news. In the podcast, Lars talks about what he's been up to since leaving Cell C in 2011 and provides his (now outsider) views on what has been happening in South Africa politically and on the country's telecommunications industry specifically. In this week's show, the trio...

Duration:00:53:32

TalkCentral: Ep 221 - 'Unravelled'

6/10/2018
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TechCentral — On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg discuss the big Vumatel sale to Remgro's Community Investment Ventures Holdings. Also in the show, telecommunications operators, led by Cell C, take communications regulator Icasa to court over the new data regulations; Vodacom ordered to withdraw its "best network" claim; and Google bars AI for weapons but continues to work with the military. Listen to the show to find who's been picked as winner and loser of the...

Duration:00:45:37

TalkCentral: Ep 220 - 'It's just not cricket'

5/27/2018
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TechCentral — On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk about the week's biggest technology news, including Telkom's earnings update, Netflix (briefly) becoming the world's most valuable technology company and why the FBI wants you to reboot your router. Also on the show this week, Duncan buys his first crypto money, Europe's data privacy regulations come into effect and the new Battlefield V trailer looks amazing. Listen the show to find out who's been chosen as...

Duration:00:57:15

TalkCentral: Ep 219 - 'George and his bitcoin machine'

5/20/2018
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TechCentral — In the TalkCentral podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the new bitcoin ATM installed at Duncan's local Spar in Johannesburg. Also this week, the latest on the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, DStv to launch a streaming-only option, OpenView HD to get its own news channel and Regardt talks about Microsoft’s new Xbox Adaptive Controller. Listen to the show to find out who's been named winner and loser of the week. Regardt's pick this week...

Duration:00:47:32

TalkCentral: Ep 218 - 'Pay-TV debate rages'

5/13/2018
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TechCentral — In the TalkCentral podcast this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about communications regulator Icasa's hearings last week on pay-television in South Africa. What was said, and what is likely to happen? Also this week, communications minister Nomvula Mokonyane promises action on digital migration -- and why Duncan is not holding his breath -- and Naspers flips its stake in India's Flipkart to Walmart. Plus, Vodacom wants 5G spectrum allocated now and Regardt...

Duration:00:49:40

TalkCentral: Ep 217 - 'One for the team'

5/6/2018
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TechCentral — On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the suspension of Usaasa CEO Lumko Mtimde. Also on the podcast this week, they talk about why Facebook might soon have a paid tier, Icasa's plan to probe MultiChoice’s dominance in pay TV, Apple's share price hitting a new record high on its march to $1 trillion and this week's Google I/O developer conference - what you should expect. Regardt's pick this week is Autodesk Sketchbook, while Duncan has...

Duration:00:46:35

TalkCentral: Ep 216 - 'Out of bundle no more'

4/27/2018
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TechCentral — In this Freedom Day long weekend episode of TalkCentral, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg unpack Icasa's new regulations dealing with data. What do they say? How will they impact users? And are they any good? Also this week, US tech companies keep on trucking, yet another subsea cable planned to connect South Africa (this time with the US) and Gmail has a fresh new look. Listen to the show to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of the week. Regardt's picks this...

Duration:00:53:03