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Episodes

TalkCentral: Ep 200 - 'Double century'

12/8/2017
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TechCentral — Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg celebrate the 200th episode of TalkCentral. In the podcast this week, they chat about the dramatic fall in EOH's share price and why it happened. Also this week, MultiChoice's troubles over its channel supply agreements with the SABC and ANN7 and why a parliamentary probe is a great idea. Plus, Qualcomm's push into the PC market and more on the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill. Listen to the podcast to find out who has been named...

Duration: 01:05:11


TalkCentral: Ep 199 - 'Wacky Wednesday'

11/29/2017
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TechCentral — In this episode of TalkCentral, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the controversy surrounding MultiChoice's channel supply deals with the SABC and ANN7. Also this week, communications regulator Icasa wants data to expire after a minimum of three years -- what does this mean? -- and we ask: was Black Friday a waste of time? On the agenda, too, is bitcoin hitting US$10 000. Plus, a quick look at the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill. Download or stream...

Duration: 00:47:03


TalkCentral: Ep 198 - 'The year in smartphones'

11/17/2017
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TechCentral — In this bumper edition of the podcast, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg are joined by Steven Ambrose to talk about the year in smartphones - from Samsung to Huawei and Apple to Sony. We take a deep dive into the best and worst handsets of the year, and how the manufacturers are faring against one another. Also in the show this week, Tesla's new Roadster super car and electric truck, plus our views on ANN7 and DStv. Regardt has picked Plantronics' Backbeat Pro 2 SE...

Duration: 01:40:31


TalkCentral: Ep 197 - 'Black is the new black'

11/3/2017
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TechCentral — On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about Cell C's new Black video entertainment platform. Is it any good? And can it make headway in an already very competitive market? Also this week, the Hetzner data breach and what it means, bitcoin is going bananas, Google Street View in South Africa's national parks, and MTN vs Turkcell. Stream or download the show to find out who has been chosen as winner and loser of the week. Regardt's pick this week...

Duration: 01:03:54


TalkCentral: Ep 196 - 'The '55 Club'

10/27/2017
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TechCentral — In this episode of TalkCentral, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg are joined by ICT industry "warhorse" Richard Fearon to chat about the week's big technology news, including the stunning financial results from Amazon and Microsoft. Also in the show this week, US tech stocks are going bananas, another submarine cable is coming to South Africa and iPhone X pre-orders sell out in 30 minutes. Stream or download the show to find out who's been named winner and loser of the...

Duration: 01:06:14


TalkCentral: Ep 195 - 'Master deeds'

10/20/2017
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TechCentral — What a week! In this episode of TechCentral, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg wrap up the big news around the "master deeds" data leak - how it unfolded and what it means. Also this week, President Jacob Zuma reshuffles his cabinet -- giving us yet another communications minister. Huawei has launched the Mate 10 smartphone. And 5G smartphones are coming as Qualcomm tests a new chipset. Stream or download the podcast to find out who's been picked as winner and loser of...

Duration: 00:58:53


TalkCentral: Ep 194 - 'A twister in the tale'

10/13/2017
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TechCentral — It's Friday (the 13th) and that means it's time to talk tech. In this week's episode of TalkCentral, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the imminent launch of South Africa's first (trial) 5G network. Also in the show this week, government backtracks on its plan to sell Telkom to bail out South African Airways, bitcoin is on a tear and mother nature goes bezerk. Listen to the show to find out who's been chosen as winner and loser of the week. Regardt's pick this...

Duration: 00:45:37


TalkCentral: Ep 193 - 'EnrAged'

10/6/2017
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TechCentral — On the show this week, Regardt van der Berg and Duncan McLeod are at South Africa's biggest electronic entertainment exhibition, rAge. And there's plenty to see - and talk about - from high-end gaming rigs to e-sports and from cosplay to virtual reality. Also on the show this week, Vodacom's share price gets smacked after the Competition Commission launches a probe and a discussion on 5G technology. Listen to the show to find out who's been named winner and loser of the week....

Duration: 00:36:46


TalkCentral: Ep 192 - 'Klingons and rocket ships'

9/29/2017
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TechCentral — On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about Elon Musk's plan to reduce planetary travel -- and why did he call the rocket ship "BGR"? Also this week, thoughts on the new Star Trek TV series, available in South Africa on Netflix. Plus FNB's new smartphones and GoPro's new cameras. Stream or download the show to find out who's been named winner and loser of the week. Regardt's pick this week is the PolarPro Grip, while Duncan has chosen The After...

Duration: 00:46:44


TalkCentral: Ep 191 - 'Pocket God'

9/22/2017
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TechCentral — It's the weekend, and that means it's TalkCentral time. In this week's podcast, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the biggest technology news, including the improvements MultiChoice has announced to DStv Now. Also in the show this week, Duncan and Regardt look at the local launch of Kwese Play, the out-of-bundle mobile data conundrum, a look back at the big Apple keynote and Google's interesting deal with phone maker HTC. Listen to the show to find out who’s...

Duration: 00:50:56


TalkCentral: Ep 190 - 'A flagship Android Nokia'

9/8/2017
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TechCentral — On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg discuss HMD Global’s new Android flagship, the Nokia 8. Also this week, they chat about Tuesday's announcement about the iPhone models and what we can expect. Plus Liquid Telecom’s fibre expansion and Showmax to merge with DStv, which leads into a lengthy discussion about the best television shows on the various streaming platforms. Listen to the show to find out who's been named winner and loser of the week....

Duration: 01:02:04


TalkCentral: Ep 189 - 'Vumatel's township game changer'

9/1/2017
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TechCentral — There's one story dominating the podcast this week: TechCentral's exclusive story about Vumatel's plan to offer uncapped 100Mbit/s fibre to township residents for R89/month, starting in Alexandra in Johannesburg. If Vumatel gets it right - and its models show it's likely to work - the audacious plan could transform township economies in South Africa. Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg talk in detail about the plan, with fresh insights from TechCentral's Friday interview...

Duration: 00:43:16


TalkCentral: Ep 188 - 'It's LIT!'

8/25/2017
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TechCentral — On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about Telkom's new LIT zero-rated music and video streaming plans and what they mean for the market. Also this week, HTC is on the chopping block -- we look back at some of the company's best handsets - and the next iPhone could set you back R20 000! Regardt's pick this week is SwiftKey, while Duncan has chosen NetAnalyzer. Stream or download the podcast to find out who's been named as winner and loser of...

Duration: 01:10:52


TalkCentral: Ep 187 - 'Just don't call them utilities'

8/18/2017
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TechCentral — On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg are joined by Andrew Fraser to chat about the week's biggest local and international technology news. On the menu this week: Icasa's attempts to deal with expiring data - is it going about it correctly? - and should the mobile operators be forced to open their networks to data resellers? Also, what’s happened to digital migration? And South Africa is getting a new mobile virtual network operator in the form of...

Duration: 00:54:50


TalkCentral: Ep 186 - 'The R3m home entertainment system'

8/4/2017
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TechCentral — This week's podcast was recorded at Homemation in Sandton. Homemation is a specialist distributor of mid- to high-end audio/visual and home automation solutions. Show regulars Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg are joined by the company's brand manager Warren Husband, with the show itself recorded in a room kitted out with the very best in home entertainment hardware costing R3m. It's mind-blowing stuff. Also in the show this week, Tencent and Naspers get into music...

Duration: 01:00:05


TalkCentral: Ep 185 - 'Curious case of EOH'

7/27/2017
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TechCentral — It's Friday, so it's podcast time. On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about MTN shares plunging on a disappointing earnings update. Also this week, the curious case of EOH's gyrating share price, Blue Label Telecoms wraps up the Cell C deal and Telkom vs Vodacom over who owns the ducts into people's homes. Plus, Facebook plans to monetise WhatsApp and Messenger - should we be concerned? Regardt’s pick this week is Insta360, while Duncan has...

Duration: 00:56:15


TalkCentral: Ep 184 - 'Simon says'

7/21/2017
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TechCentral — We're at Mediatech Africa 2017 for this edition of the TalkCentral podcast. Show regulars Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg are joined by "Mr Mediatech" Simon Robinson to chat about the event, as well as all the week's biggest technology news. On the podcast this week, the US$20 4G phone, and why it's potentially a very big deal. Also this week, Vodacom's impressive first-quarter financial results and Openserve slashes wholesale ADSL and fibre prices. Plus, are you brave...

Duration: 00:51:38


TalkCentral: Ep 183 - 'Crisis at SAP'

7/14/2017
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TechCentral — On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg dissect the crisis facing SAP in South Africa and analyse how it's managed things so far (short version: not terribly well). Also this week, why a merger of Sentech and Broadband Infraco is a bad idea, views on the CSIR conducting a spectrum audit for the wholesale open-access network and Sat-3 goes down (and no one really notices). Plus, someone has invented a battery-free phone - could this be true? Stream or...

Duration: 01:02:37


TalkCentral: Ep 182 - 'Drones in a cage'

7/7/2017
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TechCentral — On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod is joined by Sun Circle Group MD Simon Robinson to chat about the upcoming Mediatech Africa show at the Dome, plus, of course, all the week's technology news. In the podcast, Simon and Duncan discuss Icasa suspending its CEO and Samsung reporting its biggest quarterly operating profit on record. Also this week, .africa domains go to "general availability" (but they're still not cheap) and Vumatel to offer 200Mbit/s home fibre. Listen to...

Duration: 00:57:56


TalkCentral: Ep 181 - 'Gupta sockpuppets'

6/30/2017
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TechCentral — Andrew Fraser joins the TalkCentral team of Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg this week to talk about everything tech (and everything besides). On the show this week, Andrew talks about his investigation into the Gupta sockpuppets on Twitter. Also this week, was the Petya malware that spread around the world this week a Russian cyberweapon? Plus, MTN poaches Telkom spin doctor Jacqui O'Sullivan. And high-definition streaming is coming to DStv Now.

Duration: 00:53:32

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