Browsing: Craig Wilson

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Apple fails to impress with iPhone SE

The launch this week of a smaller iPhone and a new iPad “underlines the extent to which Apple has lost the innovative edge”, according to a senior technology analyst. The new 4-inch iPhone SE, in particular, showed that Apple had lost the innovative

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TalkCentral: Ep 95 – ‘Asymmetry’

TalkCentral hosts Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson dive into the big technology stories of the past week — and there’s plenty of ground to cover. In the show, we talk about telecommunications regulator Icasa’s big announcement on mobile termination rates, Cell C’s decision

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The end of the (Silk) Road

Newswires, forums and social media have been abuzz since Wednesday, when news broke that notorious online marketplace, the Silk Road, has been shut down and its alleged mastermind, Ross William Ulbricht, or “Dread Pirate Roberts”, arrested. The Road, as patrons

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Why smart watches are a dumb idea

From activity trackers to Google Glass, wearable technology is becoming more common and useful, but until smart watches stop simply duplicating existing functionality and offer something new, they’re destined to remain curiosities and novelties rather than the necessities their makers would

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TalkCentral: Ep 94 – ‘Doctorow interview’

For the second week running, TechCentral brings you a special edition of its weekly TalkCentral podcast. Listen as deputy editor Craig Wilson chats to technology activisit, science-fiction author and journalist Cory Doctorow on threats to Internet security and privacy, patent law, the

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TalkCentral: Ep 92 – ‘Fallen’

TalkCentral hosts Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson dive into the big technology stories of the past week. In the show this week, we talk about former communications minister Dina Pule’s censure in parliament, new communications minister Yunus Carrim on local-loop unbundling and

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TalkCentral: Ep 91 – ‘Capital idea’

As always, your TalkCentral hosts Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson dive into the big technology stories of recent days. In the show this week, we talk about MTN’s financial results and their admission that they were too slow in reacting to the price war in South Africa; the R400m project to

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BlackBerry’s selling, but who’s buying?

In the wake of another set of poor quarterly results tied to weak consumer demand for its new smartphones, BlackBerry on Monday announced that it was exploring “strategic options”, including the possibility of selling the business. But who would want to buy

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TalkCentral: Ep 90 – ‘Explorers’

In this episode of TalkCentral, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Craig Wilson dive into the big technology stories of the past week. In the show this week, we talk about MultiChoice’s new personal video recorder decoder, the DStv Explora. Also on the show: Telkom Mobile and Cell C and why a deal doesn’t look likely; where

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South Africans are too conservative

South Africans have an aversion to risk. We aspire to go to university or some other tertiary institution, but after that, instead of getting involved in a start-up or, heaven forbid, even founding a new business, we tend to go and look for the security of a corporate job. Americans, on

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