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Steven Ambrose on the future of technology

TechCentral — There’s no doubt that we are living in the future. Or at least the future depicted in sci-fi films since the 1980s. In this week’s episode of The Best in Tech, Regardt van der Berg chats to Steven Ambrose, a technology strategist and weekly tech show host on ChaiFM, about the real trends we are seeing in the world of tech. Taking a look at how sci-fi has impacted our technology today, this podcast covers some of the hottest tech topics around, including gadgets, artificial...


Rob Greenstein on SA's first official Lego store

TechCentral — If there is one toy that has captivated generations of gamers and geeks, it’s the building blocks that Lego so cleverly turned into one of the biggest brands on Earth. This family-owned business from Denmark has finally opened an officially licensed store in South Africa – in Sandton City in Johannesburg – but what does this mean for Lego geeks? In this week’s episode of Then Best in Tech, Regardt van der Berg chats to Rob Greenstein, co-founder of The Yellow Brick Co, about...


Interview: Sam Beckbessinger on managing your money

TechCentral — When it comes to money management, there is a new voice of reason for a generation who never learned how to manage our hard earned bucks. Manage Your Money Like a F*cking Grownup is a new book by Sam Beckbessinger that breaks things down in easy-to-understand language, with a support group to match. In this episode, host Regardt van der Berg chats to Beckbessinger about managing money, how to avoid debt and why you should think twice about buying that shiny new gadget.


Aki Anastasiou in studio

TechCentral — In this wide-ranging episode of The Best in Tech podcast, host Regardt van der Berg chats to 702's Aki Anastasiou about how technology has changed traffic reporting, the future of autonomous cars in South Africa and the impact of artificial intelligence in our daily lives. Also in the podcast, Anastasiou and Van der Berg talk about the Internet of things in South Africa, Facebook's data woes and the hot topic of augmented and virtual reality. Don't miss this interview with...


The Spotify interview

TechCentral — It’s finally happened: the giant of music streaming services has launched in South Africa. Even though the Swedish company has more than 70m paying subscribers worldwide, it’s been largely absent from developing markets, leaving rivals such as Apple Music, Google Play Music, Simfy and Deezer to make early headway. By introducing its service at the same price as its competitors, Spotify is hoping South African consumers will switch sides. And the company's free tier could help...


The Best in Tech: Ep 3 - 'The ThinkPad at 25'

TechCentral — In this episode, Regardt chats to Thibault Dousson, GM of Lenovo South Africa, about technology, the PC landscape in South Africa and the rich 25-year history of the ThinkPad, a brand it acquired in 2004 when it bought IBM's PC business. Since then, Lenovo has had to endure several market challenges, including the rise of Apple’s iPad devices and the impact this had on the notebook business. With clever innovation, such as the company’s Yoga range of notebooks -- which fold...


The Best in Tech: Ep 2 - 'HTC Vive'

TechCentral — The physical world and digital realms are inching closer to each other with every new product we see related to augmented reality and virtual reality). One of the biggest players in this arena is, surprisingly, HTC. Together with the Valve Corporation, HTC developed the Vive, a headset that uses “room-scale” tracking technology so that you can experience an immersive VR experience. The HTC Vive was recently launched in South Africa by TVR, and in this episode of The Best in...


PILOT | Joost Jetten on Logitech's big SA push

TechCentral — When it comes to peripherals, two brands should jump out at you straight away: Microsoft and Logitech. Indeed, we have all, at one point or other, owned a keyboard, mouse or game controller branded by one of these companies. But peripherals and gadgets were never Microsoft’s focus; it had a software business to run. For Logitech, though, the stakes have always been much higher. But as global technology trends shifted away from desktop computers to tablets and notebooks,...