The Tech Corner Podcast

The Tech Corner Podcast
By twoSeats & Tha Jayman
About this podcast
The Tech Corner is hosted by Twaambo Haamucenje aka TJ (@twoSeats) & Tha Jayman ( @tha_jayman ) every Friday at 7:30pm CAT on #FutureFlavaz only on Flava fm (@flavafm87dot7) and has been on since 2008.

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Latest episodes
May 13, 2016
Whatsapp releases native desktop application for Windows & Mac - https://blog.whatsapp.com/10000621/Introducing-WhatsApps-desktop-app UBER piloting electric cars in Johannesburg - http://www.fin24.com/Tech/Companies/uber-joburg-pilots-electric-car-option-20160504 Lyft & GM plan to pilot self driving taxis - http://www.wsj.com/articles/gm-lyft-to-test-self-driving-electric-taxis-1462460094 Facebook launches freebasics in Nigeria - https://web.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10102826321545761 - senator deamands answers from facebook regarding trending topics: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/11/technology/facebook-thune-conservative.html - facebook conducted experiment on users - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/10932534/Facebook-conducted-secret-psychology-experiment-on-users-emotions.html - india & freebasics - http://mashable.com/2016/02/09/why-facebook-free-basics-failed-india/#YTTzj3hqauqa - more india & freebasics - http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/tech-news-technology/facebook-free-basics-ban-net-neutrality-all-you-need-to-know/ - instant articles -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook_Instant_Articles - facebook stadium - http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Facebook-Opens-Sports-Stadium-83016.html Zambia's iSchool rebrands as Mwabu - http://mwabu.com/
May 9, 2016
The Tech Governance Episode Also covered in this episode: Japan has more electric car charging stations than gas stations: - https://transportevolved.com/2015/02/17/official-japan-now-electric-car-charging-spots-gas-stations/ Solar power is now cheaper than coal! - http://electrek.co/2016/05/02/price-solar-power-fell-50-16-months-dubai-0299kwh/ Could Zimbabwe benefit from Bitcoin? - http://www.techzim.co.zw/2016/05/bond-notes-government-bitcoin-zimbabwe/ Governance Related - https://e-estonia.com/ - http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-how-to-hack-an-election/ - https://www.quorum.us/ More Links: - http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/09/mastercard-backed-biometric-id-system-launched-in-nigeria/ - https://www.piggybank.ng/
April 30, 2016
Finally a FRESH episode! In this edition of the Tech Corner: Some Trucks Drove Themselves Across Europe - http://qz.com/656104/a-fleet-of-trucks-just-drove-themselves-across-europe/ - http://www.autoworldnews.com/articles/16503/20160408/convoy-autonomous-trucks-participated-european-truck-platooning-challenge.htm - WEPODS in Netherlands - http://wepods.com/ - Formula E (DRIVERLESS) - http://www.motortrend.com/news/formula-es-roborace-reveals-driverless-robocar/ Dismal Apple Earnings - http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/27/street-slashes-apple-price-targets-after-earnings-disappointment.html Nkosana Makate Wins Case Against Vodacom - http://www.moneyweb.co.za/moneyweb-opinion/nkosana-makate-won-please-call-case/ Angola Wikipedia Hacks - http://motherboard.vice.com/read/wikipedia-zero-facebook-free-basics-angola-pirates-zero-rating Anonymous Leaks 1TB of Kenyan Government Data - https://www.hackread.com/anonymous-hacks-kenya-ministry-foreign-affairs/ - HOW TO HACK AN ELECTION - http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-how-to-hack-an-election/ - Country OS - https://countryos.com/ - American Govt Startup - https://www.quorum.us/ Where The Heck is Vodafone - http://www.techtrends.co.zm/afrimax-vodafone-zambia/ - http://www.techtrends.co.zm/afrimax-where-are-you/ - http://www.techtrends.co.zm/bandwidth-wars-zambia-digging-is-over/
April 30, 2016
This Episode: Banking in China is AWESOME!! (Banking in zambia isn't) - https://twitter.com/tchebotarev/status/710766162842361858 - QR Codes - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code Alphabet Selling Boston Dynamics: - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/mar/18/boston-dynamics-put-up-for-sale-google - https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/technology/2016/04/28/robots-looking-for-good-home/DMtkPtEGBTpfcOU6uBByIM/story.html Uber places an order for 100 000 Merc S-Class - http://fortune.com/2016/03/18/uber-puts-in-huge-order-with-daimler/ Adult Toys vulnerable to hacking: - http://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-cyber-idUSKCN0WH1YU Netflix vs FPB: - http://www.techcentral.co.za/fpb-threatens-sanctions-against-netflix/63965/ Project Isizwe: - http://projectisizwe.org/ African Governments & their role in Job creation in tech - http://disrupt-africa.com/2016/03/job-creation-tech-innovation-and-the-role-of-african-governments/ Afrobarometer: - http://www.afrobarometer.org/press/unreliable-electricity-supply-still-plague-majority-of-africans Cell-C slashes LTE prices - http://www.techcentral.co.za/cell-c-slashes-lte-broadband-prices/63961/
April 30, 2016
On this episode of the Tech Corner: Lee Se-dol strikes back at DeepMind AI: - http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/13/11184328/alphago-deepmind-go-match-4-result The Bangladesh Bank Heist: - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Bangladesh_Bank_heist - https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/typo-thwarts-hackers-in-1-billion-cyber-heist-on-bangladesh-central-bank/2016/03/11/83466dd0-e7d8-11e5-a6f3-21ccdbc5f74e_story.html - http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2016/04/29/407053.htm - http://bgr.com/2016/04/22/bangladesh-bank-heist-hackers/ Plastic eating bacteria - http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/10/11194150/plastic-eating-baterium-pet - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pacific_garbage_patch - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Ocean_garbage_patch - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Atlantic_garbage_patch Microsoft releases an operating system based on Linux - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/03/09/microsoft_sonic_debian/ Govt sponsored Whatsapp encryption is now blocking wiretaps - http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/13/us/politics/whatsapp-encryption-said-to-stymie-wiretap-order.html Lots of MTN news - http://www.mtnprestige.com/ - http://www.techtrends.co.zm/telecoms-cat/mtn-launches-mtn-prestige - http://www.itnewsafrica.com/2016/03/nigeria-mtns-delay-aided-boko-haram-president-buhari/ - http://www.itnewsafrica.com/2016/03/mtn-offers-1-5bn-usd-to-settle-ncc-fine/
March 21, 2016
This Episode: We discuss modern communication after eulogising Ray Tomlinson - Guy who created Javascript: Brendan Eich https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brendan_Eich - Ray Tomlinson, Creator of email: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/mar/07/ray-tomlinson-email-inventor-and-selector-of-symbol-dies-aged-74 - Email is not dead: http://www.emailisnotdead.com/ - Breaking up with slack: http://qz.com/632016/why-im-breaking-up-with-slack/ Driverless Lorries are on their way in the UK - http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-35737104 Amazon doesn't know what it's doing with Encryption on Fire OS: - http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/5/11165598/amazon-fire-os-encryption-feature-update Zambia getting new public WiFi? - https://www.lusakatimes.com/2016/01/10/free-wi-fi-in-public-places-on-the-cards/ - http://techislet.com/solar-powered-wifi-network-to-be-given-to-zambias-capital-lusaka/ Follow us on Twitter twitter.com/twoSeats
March 10, 2016
This week we discuss the possible ramifications of the outcome of the legal battle between Apple & the FBI. - http://www.businessinsider.com/fbi-vs-apple-history-of-apples-fight-over-the-locked-san-bernardino-shooters-iphone One of Google's self driving cars has a run in with a bus - http://www.fin24.com/Tech/News/google-self-driving-car-crashes-into-public-bus-20160301 - Should driverless cars kill you to save passengers? - http://qz.com/536738/should-driverless-cars-kill-their-own-passengers-to-save-a-pedestrian/ Raspberry Pi 3 - https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-3-on-sale/ - RasPi Mirror - http://michaelteeuw.nl/tagged/magicmirror - RasPi Enclosures - http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/development-board-enclosures/9098132/ Stripe Launches Atlas - https://stripe.com/atlas Whatsapp Drops Support for Numerous platforms - http://www.engadget.com/2016/02/27/whatsapp-drops-blackberry-support/ - http://www.windowscentral.com/whatsapp-end-support-windows-phone%2071-end-2016 BIS rates in Zambia Going Up - http://www.techtrends.co.zm/mobile-apps/bis-rates-on-mtn-airtel-zamtel Afrimax Entering the Zambian Market - http://www.techtrends.co.zm/telecoms-cat/vodafone-vs-vodacom - http://www.techtrends.co.zm/telecoms-cat/afrimax-vodafone-zambia
March 7, 2016
It wouldn't be a tech podcast without covering the current Apple Vs The FBI saga - http://www.businessinsider.com/fbi-vs-apple-history-of-apples-fight-over-the-locked-san-bernardino-shooters-iphone India is making a $4 smartphone - http://freedom251.com/home Japan opening a robot run farm - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/feb/01/japanese-firm-to-open-worlds-first-robot-run-farm M-Kopa launching solar powered digital TV - http://disrupt-africa.com/2016/02/m-kopa-solar-launches-solar-powered-digital-tvs/ - Kenya's BRCK- http://www.brck.com/ - http://akonlightingafrica.com/ Morocco opens 1st stage of worlds largest solar farm - http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/feb/04/morocco-to-switch-on-first-phase-of-worlds-largest-solar-plant - Kenya Solar Farm -- http://www.itnewsafrica.com/2014/05/east-africas-largest-solar-project-completed/ -- http://mgafrica.com/article/2015-07-25-kenya-skypower-plan-signing-of-1-gigawatt-solar-energy-deal - How much land is needed to power the world using solar -- http://fusion.net/story/129075/elon-musk-reminded-everyone-last-night-how-little-land-would-be-needed-to-power-the-u-s-with-solar/
March 2, 2016
This week we disparage Apple because Alphabet Inc just dethroned them as the worlds most valuable company. - http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/02/investing/google-more-valuable-apple-alphabet-earnings/index.html RSA's online spending to top R37bn, we discuss e-commerce in southern Africa - http://www.techcentral.co.za/sa-online-spending-to-top-r37bn/63242/ -- http://www.nicksocks.co/ -- http://www.tiedup.co/ Uganda's Kiira Motors unveils 'Africa's first solar bus - http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-35458465 - France Solar Road - http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/02/08/france-solar-road - Netherlands solar roads - http://www.sciencealert.com/solar-roads-in-the-netherlands-are-working-even-better-than-expected Driverless Truck - http://www.itnewsafrica.com/2016/02/is-the-driverless-truck-a-possibility-in-africa/ -- Nissan self parking chair - http://www.engadget.com/2016/02/15/nissan-intelligent-parking-chair-stunt/ Nigeria May Regulate Use of WhatsApp, BBM, Skype, Facebook, Skype in Country - http://allafrica.com/stories/201602151009.html
Feb. 16, 2016
This week we momentarily think we're a political commentary podcast (with a tech angle of course) before talking about: Bongohive signs MOU with Cavmont Bank and launches "LAUNCH": http://bongohive.co.zm/bongohive-launch-kicks-off/ The Visa Developer Program: https://developer.visa.com/products/visa_checkout/thingstoknow Multichoice launching GoTV in South Africa: http://www.techcentral.co.za/gotv-channels-price-south-africa/62883/ 1st iStore opens in Zambia: http://www.techtrends.co.zm/mobile-apps/istore-celebrates-opening-of-istore-zambia