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OVRCLKD 150: How to survive loadshedding | 5G remains a myth

UnencryptedNov 15, 2021

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ep.12 | Uber is going green for clout

ep.12 | Uber is going green for clout

There were about 14,463 Uber trips made in each minute of 2022 across the 900 cities where you can get an Uber. Uber, however, doesn’t say how many of those trips were in electric vehicles, but does say that it saved over 18 million litres of petrol from the 25,000 EVs in its global fleet.
In 2008 Travis Kalanick pitched the idea of Uber to possible investors as the convenience of a cab in New York City plus the experience of a being driven by a professional chauffer. The idea was to marry these things together into a luxury experience in San Francisco – where it’s near impossible to catch a cab.
I’m recording this audio in Cape Town, South Africa, though. A million miles away from the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. My last Uber was a Suzuki Espresso and the only Frisco that driver knows is the coffee that comes in the can.
That’s why I met up with Uber Southern Africa General Manager Kagiso Khaole at the Africa Green Economy Summit ahead of the Cape Town ePrix, to ask him how Uber is going to revolutionise the way South Africans travel, again.
Travis Kalanick sold a dream of convenience, not a product that would save the world.
Whichever way you slice it, Uber doesn’t solve traffic problems or reduce emissions.
But it could. Those 25,000 EVs currently in the global Uber fleet will be joined by 25,000 more that will flood the streets of India by 2026 allowing the ride hailing pioneers to easily reach its 50,000 goal by 2030.
Again, a convenient solution to a real problem.
Uber wants to be a technology platform, though. One that connects riders to an interconnected network of mobility solutions
But South Africa is still miles away from striking a manufacturing and EV adoption deal like the Indian one, or scaling the Gautrain to operate in other cities.
But EVs are beginning to trickle to our shores, and our production lines are slowly making room for more alternative energy transport options.
But that’s a story for another day.
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Mar 22, 202315:42
ep.11 | Green Hydrogen sounds like a scam.

ep.11 | Green Hydrogen sounds like a scam.

You know the just energy transition South African president Cyril Ramaphosa is always talking about? It’s going to cost an estimated one and a half trillion Rand to get started.
Of course the bulk of that money will be spent on overhauling the electricity sector, but it is an ENERGY transition, which means changing how we do all fuels that power our economy.
One of those fuels is Hydrogen.
One out of every five rands spent on the Just Energy Transition will be put towards kickstarting the Green Hydrogen economy.
What is Green Hydrogen? Well, it’s hydrogen extracted using energy from renewable sources.
You know what has a lot of hydrogen in it? Water.
Yes, we’ll be zapping H2O with electricity from solar or wind to split it into hydrogen and oxygen.
Do you know which part of South Africa has a lot of sun, but is constantly plagued by water shortages? The Northern Cape.
Of course, that would be the logical place to establish a green hydrogen plant… RIGHT?
To be specific, the plant will be established just outside Vanrhynsdorp, a town you may have heard of in recent weeks because the residents were protesting after going six days without water.
Poor maintenance and loadshedding knocked out the main pump that sends water up from Vredendal.
This green hydrogen commercial manufacturing plant will have electricity supplied by Keren Energy, and use electrolysis tech developed at the South African Institute for Advanced Materials Chemistry which is based at the University of the Western Cape
Doctor Stanford Chidziva is the acting director for the green hydrogen programme at the institute and he is understandably excited. Bottom line is that the real winners in the green hydrogen economy are the big industries that can use it to decarbonise operations, and not necessarily the residents of Vanrhynsdorp who now need share water rations with a hydrogen plant.
Oh, and there’s another El Nino coming that will drive droughts in the region too.
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Mar 02, 202319:59
ep. 10 | Microsoft has been doing AI for years

ep. 10 | Microsoft has been doing AI for years

Microsoft took the fight to its competitors in the consumer space when it added the OpenAI’s GPT engine into its search engine Bing, and its Edge browser and now everyone is in love with a moody chat bot… What a time to be alive.
But this isn’t Microsoft’s first rodeo or even its first billion dollar investment into OpenAI.
First, the company was founded by a consortium that included Elon Musk and Amazon Web Services. Then it built out those awesome game bots that owned Dota champs, and took a little bit of tech from Google’s machine learning operations and built out a language transformer model.
The GPT stands for generative pre-trained transformer, and the Transformer part was developed by Google Labs. On a basic level a language transformer predicts the next word in a sentence after training itself on a data set.
GPT-3 is trained on 175 billion parameters and uses its transformer machine learning abilities to take that next word guessing and apply it to other things, like generating code from a natural language text query.
Microsoft invested its first billion into OpenAI in 2020, it exclusively licensed the GPT model and set about deploying AI at scale on Azure. And then it baked it into its client-facing products as an easy way for non-coder employees to begin creating automations and little apps to make their work easier.
Microsoft calls this platform Power, erm, Platform. And Azure customers using this AI infused cloud power are generating an average of 4.5 billion words a day for hundreds of apps in production use across multiple sectors.
When Microsoft South Africa gave me the opportunity to sit in on a roundtable discussion with Vahé Torossian, Corporate Vice President for Business Applications, at the end of last year, I jumped at the chance, but sat on this audio until there was a major shift in the AI landscape.
Vahé has since announced that he’ll be leaving Microsoft this year, but I’m am very happy that I got to nerd out with him about the transformative moment we’re in right now with AI, before it was cool.
There’s a symbiosis that can exist between people and automation, but the path towards human and AI cooperation is unclear right now.
Full disclosure: I love Microsoft services and my Microsoft 365 account is something I cherish that has helped me a ton in work and in my personal life.
I’m happy that the company is taking the lead in the next technology arms race and will be watching closely as more startups take advantage of these new abilities.
But that’s a story for another day.

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Feb 20, 202320:17
ep.9 | Mobile gamers are getting their chance.
Oct 31, 202219:59
ep.8 | Portchie NFTs spread joy to digital lives

ep.8 | Portchie NFTs spread joy to digital lives

There is no touching in the metaverse, no floral fragrances in Web3, and DeFi is distinctly flavourless. The promise of the digital world is a stark – because minimalism is encouraged due to development constraints – existence without the comforts of life.
But artists like Jan Hendrik Viljoen, better known as Portchie, are bringing beauty to our second lives and making a little bank with Non-Fungible Tokens.

Artist Kevin McCoy claims that he was the first person to mint an artwork NFT. The pixelated, colour changing octagon called Quantum was minted on the Namecoin blockchain in May 2014.
Anil Dash developed the technical specification and the pair demonstrated the practical application at a Seven on Seven hackathon that connected technologists to artists.

The name this pioneering duo chose for their new creation was Monetised Graphics. It obviously didn’t stick, and they didn’t patent their idea. And then, like all things that started with the best intentions, the internet got hold of it.

Dash would later right an ode to his bastardised idea in the Atlantic.
“If you liked an artwork, would you pay more for it just because someone included its name in a spreadsheet? I probably wouldn’t. But once you leave aside the technical details of NFTs, putting artworks on the blockchain is like listing them in an auction catalog. It adds a measure of certainty about the work being considered.”
“By default, copies of a digital image or video are perfect replicas—indistinguishable from the original down to its bits and bytes. Being able to separate an artist’s initial creation from mere copies confers power, and in 2014 it was genuinely new.”
Cycling by the Riverside is built on Ethereum, a blockchain that allows artwork creation and ownership to be authenticated and transferred. The NFTs are represented by unique tokens stored on the network and act as a permanent, tamper-proof record of provenance and ownership.

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Oct 20, 202212:23
ep.7 | Quality is the casualty of the music streaming wars.

ep.7 | Quality is the casualty of the music streaming wars.

Humans, on average, listen to 18.4 hours of music each week. That’s equivalent to around 368 three minute audio tracks. This is according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry 2021 Engaging with Music report.
The 2019 version of this report put that weekly average at 18 hours.
Over that time period music streaming listenership increased by 51 percent and now constitutes 23 percent of all music consumed by humans.
Radio takes a mere 16 percent of the listening pie, but interestingly only 9 percent of music that people listen to is owned or, in other words, bought.
We are buying personal listening devices, though. This year headphone revenue in the US in up to 16.86 billion dollars. With an almost 3 percent annual growth predicted for the next five years.
There are many headphone and speaker brands that will sell their quality as being “the way the artist intended” but are absent when you go into the production studio. That’s why I spoke toke Alvin Le Roux, or LAYROO as he is known by his legion of fans, because he is an artist and producer.
The whirlwind of tech advancement from transistor radios – first on shelves in 1954 – audio cassettes – an engineering triumph from Philips in 1958, and immortalized by Nina Simone in 1966 – and the CD player released by Sony in 1982 will make your head spin. No wonder the boomers are so eager to jump on the next tech trend.
When Steve Jobs first held up the iPod in 2007 he saved the music industry. In one technology generation we went from a reality of physical ownership of actual discs or files to an idea that music can exist seamlessly across devices.
We gave up ownership for convenience, just like we offered up the headphone jack for the freedom of living untethered.
This isn’t the artist’s intention, but a by-product of a corporate machine. Artists like Lay Roo, thankfully, are still compelled to create.
Oct 14, 202218:48
Bits - Crypto stability could be disrupted | Microsoft Surface event

Bits - Crypto stability could be disrupted | Microsoft Surface event

It’s US CPI data day again, which tanked BTC by 10% last month… Microsoft had an event and there are new Surface machines on the way.
Oct 13, 202203:30
ep.6 | How tech is changing photography

ep.6 | How tech is changing photography

Unencrypted ep.6: How technology is changing photography (ft. Ian McNaught Davis)

Ian is one of the most accomplished photographers I know and not only because of his masters in photography that he achieved abroad, but rather the fact that he has been a photographer in an active war zone. Scratch that, you can’t officially call Ukraine a war zone yet.

We’re talking on the morning of the Made By Google event where the big G took the wraps off of the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. The headline photography feature is this thing called Face Unblur where the AI engine inside the new Tensor 2 processor and Google’s own machine learning smarts will try its best to make any blurry picture in your Google Photos library sharper.

The camera system – including the Image Signal Processing pipeline – will also go in at the pixel level and upscale individual bits of image file to make zoomed photos clearer.

Apple does something similar with the iPhone semantic rendering and Deep Fusion, which used to only kick in during medium to low lighting conditions. As of the iPhone 14 Deep Fusion enters the fray far earlier in the pipeline to enhance textures and details.

They call this new pipeline the Photonic Engine

While we may seem a long way away from pinhole camera obscura type setups where there’s an artist tracing over the scene projected in a dark room, we kind of aren’t.

The artist is just Artificial Intelligence and these systems are being recomposed in near real time on the pixel level. What you see and what your smartphone captures are wildly different ideas of reality and our memories are now truly at the mercy of what the technology manufacturers decide is their particular style.

To truly understand photography you need to look at the word “photograph” or, literally, light – photo. drawing – graph.

It gets even trippier when you consider photographic terms like exposure also refers to the amount of time you expose the sensor or image to light.

Aperture is the literal lens opening.

Of course Leonardo Da Vinci was involved with some sketches of camera obscura with glass lenses integrated into the pinhole design, but astronomer Johannes Kepler claims the credit for inventing the word photograph in 1604.

Fast forward to 1827 and a chemical experiment results in View from a Window at Le Gras. That process took eight hours to create, which is still shorter than the time it took my parents to have some of my baby pictures developed at a chemist.

Crazy, right? Our species used to hand creative control over our memories to complete strangers.

Cameras have gotten really good and it seems like we’re on the cusp of a major technology leap. But for now the magic is happening in the processing and companies like Vivo and Oppo are building extra bits of silicon to do the photographic heavy lifting. But that’s a story for another day.

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Oct 12, 202219:54
Bits - Digital Gold is back! | Xiaomi 12T family | iPhone 14 Plus reviews

Bits - Digital Gold is back! | Xiaomi 12T family | iPhone 14 Plus reviews

British pound volatility, the imminent Credit Suisse liquidity crisis and the European gas situation contributed to a 3 percent gain for Bitcoin. The premier crypto has arrived at the $20 000 level again and things could go either way. The shares of one of the widely tracked crypto funds Greyscale Investment’s bitcoin trust - a darling of institutional investors who want exposure to bitcoin without holding any - has dropped into the discount zone, and is now trading 36.2 percent below its net asset value as the institutional appetite for bitcoin slows. Rising energy costs is squeezing bitcoin miners with the hash rate peaking at all time high levels. Big time mining firms carry fixed costs and this trend is putting pressure on profit margins. Public miners are on shaky ground right now and a sharp decline in bitcoin price could topple many operations if revenues can’t cover debts. Ethereum underperformed against its elite coin peers for the fourth week running. September was a rocky month for financial markets with 8 and 9 percent respective declines in S&P 500 and Nasdaq, but gold and bitcoin have remained firm - prompting many hacks to sharpen their “digital gold” pencils. Elsewhere in the tech sphere: Reviewers are saying that you probably should wait before copping an Intel ARC Graphics card. Drivers are the primary force behind the caution and its a problem that the silicon giant can’t brute force its way out of. Son of African soil Elon Musk is pushing ahead with his $44 billion Twitter purchase at 54.20 per share. But all eyes turn to Google with the firm updating its Nest product range and many of its core apps ahead of the Pixel 7 launch event - this software scramble doesn’t divert enough attention for the thick bezels on the upcoming pixel watch, though. Talking about android land, Xiaomi took the covers off of the 12T and 12T Pro - the latter is equipped with the 200MP Samsung ISOCELL HP1 camera sensor and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 The 12T (non-Pro), however, opts for the Mediatek Dimensity 8100-Ultra and the 108MP HM6 camera sensor from Samsung. Interestingly that Dimensity SoC brings a superior Bluetooth radio with a 5.3 connection over the 5.2 one in the Pro model. In the Apple world embargoes have lifted on iPhone 14 Plus reviews and it predictably has the best battery life on any iPhone. There’s only a R1200 price difference between the Plus and the Pro in South Africa, though, so you’re gonna really want to need that extra endurance to skip on Dynamic Island and the camera improvements.
Oct 06, 202203:08
ep.5 | How big tech is trying to fix recycling

ep.5 | How big tech is trying to fix recycling

That’s James McCall, chief sustainability officer at HP. Yes, I’m back in the desert, but this time I’m taking about ocean bound plastics. Specifically the stuff HP is using in 99 percent of its new devices.
You see, plastic manufacturing is actually a bit of a scam.
On 18 July 2017 the sovereign nation of the People’s Republic of China filed a notification of technical barriers to trade with the World Trade Organisation.
This is a routine process and the WTO gets dozens of these a week.
No stress, right?
Wrong.
Because the items listed under the standardized codes were all targeted at things that have polymer in its name. Namely, plastics.
Pretty much all plastics cannot be sent to china for recycling.
And ever since then the world has been in an arms race to make plastic recycling profitable.
The uncomfortable truth of plastic recycling is that new plastic products cannot be made only out recycled plastic.
The other truth is that most plastic is not easily recyclable.
You know that triangle arrows with a number inside? That’s not a recycling sign, it’s a polymer ID code.
South Africa only has the technical capacity to recycle three of the seven polymers within our borders.
Well, to be fair we can process the others, but it gets tricky.
The codes you should look out for as perfect recycling targets are one, two and four.
One (PET) is pretty much all detergent bottles, juice bottles and those blue plastic water bottles.
Two (PE-HD) covers milk and shampoo bottles, almost all plastic bottle tops, and all your household container – off brand Tupperware stuff. And plastic crates.
Four (PE-LD) is all your packaging bags like milk sachets, bread packets, the plastic covering the 18 pack of toilet paper and the frozen vegetable bags – this is the main stock that our bin bags get made out of.
The tech industry, however, is targeting something called ocean bound plastics.
Samsung gets even more specific and uses fishing nets, for instance.
HP sources its recycled plastic stock from an organization called The Plastic Bank. They’re based in Port Au Prince in Haiti, a nation that didn’t have a functional waste disposal system until a couple of years ago and the waste was just dumped wherever.
These guys are fighting crushing poverty and this crazy rubbish problem at the same time.
A wrinkle in the grand plan of plastic recycling is that in Haiti the cost of recycled plastic goes down in lock step with the cost of natural gas.
In other countries there’s a similar problem where its just easier and cheaper to keep making virgin plastic from oil – it’s a biproduct of fuel refining after all.
Samsung partners with a number of smaller organisations across the Indian ocean.
But back to China.
The about turn in its recycling stance is all about the drag processing the world’s plastic waste was having on the healthcare system.
Even when countries sort the waste and then ship it, the energy intensive recycling process is also terrible for the environment and overall human safety.
So as it stands only about 10 percent of our plastic that we use actually gets recycled. It’s a bummer and a major economic waste, but it is better than nothing. So kudos to Samsung and HP for leading in respective industries.
You know what would be great, though? If these technology giants started making fewer products more thoughtfully. Devices crafted out of more premium materials that are easily recycled numerous times – think metal and glass – and last a really long time.
But that’s a story for another day
Sep 30, 202209:24
Bits - BTC can’t hold $20k | Amazon product announcements

Bits - BTC can’t hold $20k | Amazon product announcements

Bitcoin retreats from $20300 in wake of USD surge and BoE debt counter. XRP was an early winner, but QNT had a spectacular Wednesday. Public BTC miners have lost money. Amazon Kindle Scribe is an e-ink tablet with a stylus - which begs the question: WHO ASKED FOR THIS? Apple does about turn to bring Stage Manager to non-M1 iPads, but it may be a Pro only update when iPadOS 16 finally breaks cover.
Sep 29, 202203:06
ep.4 | What's a Binance?
Sep 22, 202219:57
Unencrypted Bits - Interest rates affecting crypto market | Logitech takes on gaming phones
Sep 22, 202202:60
ep.3 | How Huawei is making its comeback
Sep 15, 202215:21
Unencrypted Bits - Ethereum Merge | Binance dominance | GoPro Hero 11 Black
Sep 15, 202202:45
Unencrypted Bits- This week in crypto | iPhone 14 announcement
Sep 07, 202203:41
ep.2 | How Samsung is jumping the Bluetooth competition
Sep 07, 202216:47
Unencrypted ep. 1 | HP and the supply chain crisis
Sep 01, 202214:07
OVRCLKD Grand Finale.
Dec 06, 202146:17
OVRCLKD Interview: TCL TVs come to SA

OVRCLKD Interview: TCL TVs come to SA

Head of marketing for TCL South Africa tells OVRCLKD what makes TCL special and why they've chosen to hit the South African market right before Christmas.
Nov 20, 202116:48
OVRCKLD 151: Android 12 arrives in SA (for S21 users | Engen 1App | Huawei licenses hardware
Nov 18, 202138:34
OVRCLKD 150: How to survive loadshedding | 5G remains a myth
Nov 15, 202139:13
OVRCLKD 149: TCL TVs come to SA! | Down with the metaverse | Showmax rules streaming
Nov 04, 202131:51
OVRCLKD 148: Unpacking the Takealot monopoly | Facebook renames | Love for De Ruyter is down
Oct 29, 202139:39
OVRCLKD 147: What makes the new MacBooks Pro special? | Rain is anti competition
Oct 21, 202134:11
OVRCLKD Interview: Windows 11

OVRCLKD Interview: Windows 11

Microsoft's consumer business lead Fatih Bor and modern workplace and security business lead Colin Erasmus answer all our Windows 11 questions so that you can make better choices about the upgrade.
Oct 18, 202139:01
OVRCLKD 146: Honor gets Google services | Garmin Venu 2 | Poco comes to SA!
Oct 15, 202147:17
OVRCLKD 145' Windows 11 | Fitbit Charge 5 | the best Internet service providers!
Oct 07, 202138:15
OVRCLKD 144: Telkom data leak | How to build your home network | More De Ruyter love
Oct 01, 202137:17
OVRCLKD Interview: Akhram Mohamed CTO - Huawei South Africa

OVRCLKD Interview: Akhram Mohamed CTO - Huawei South Africa

Huawei South Africa launched the Nova 8i and Pro as well as the Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro (our first legitimate look at HarmonyOS), so we grilled the company's leading local voice on the future of the the brand in South Africa. Everything you want to know about product strategy and market penetration gets aired out.
Sep 29, 202144:26
OVRCLKD 143: MultiChoice has a new DStv pricing model | Eskom | Huawei
Sep 24, 202134:48
OVRCLKD 142: iPhone 13 | Sonos Beam (Gen 2) | Who won in the Apple v Epic trial | On air fight!
Sep 16, 202137:13
OVRCLKD 141: How to buy a laptop | Huawei Nova 8 impressions | Mediatek gets good!
Sep 10, 202143:49
OVRCLKD 140: Icasa is killing us | MultiChoice in Nigerian trouble | How to buy a tablet
Sep 02, 202144:39
OVRCLKD 139: Fitbit Charge 5 | How to buy a smartphone
Aug 26, 202140:49
OVRCLKD 138: Honor is back! | Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 | You should listen to Joox
Aug 13, 202131:17
OVRCLKD 137: Medupi and Eskom | Samsung losing ground in Africa | Troll goes to jail
Aug 05, 202143:21
OVRCLKD Interview: Nicola Nell, Xiaomi South Africa

OVRCLKD Interview: Nicola Nell, Xiaomi South Africa

Xiaomi is relaunching in South Africa with actual in country representatives. Gavin and Lindsey are always looking for more value in the market and Xiaomi's vast product catalogue is very hard to beat for diversity and value for money. Nicola fills us in on the brand strategy as it now tries to carve out a place in the South African market.
Jul 30, 202127:40
OVRCLKD 136: Lucas Films listened! | Apple earnings | Cloud computing | Huawei P50
Jul 29, 202137:33
OVRCLKD 135: Pegasus! | Nokia G10 | Xiaomi comes to SA! | South Africa's biggest Internet users!

OVRCLKD 135: Pegasus! | Nokia G10 | Xiaomi comes to SA! | South Africa's biggest Internet users!

Pegasus and the targeted attack on Cyril Ramaphosa dominates the headlines on this week's episode of South Africa's most accessible consumer technology podcast. Lindsey is finding it hard to love the Nokia G10, Gavin has some Blackberry nostalgia and some excellent tips to get on top of work from home anxiety, and there is consensus that SA's highest data users should be left alone. Gavin's main hustle is here: http://techmagazine.co.za/ And you can also find us here: http://thatopinionguy.co.za https://global.techradar.com/en-za Follow Gavin at https://facebook.com/TechMagazineZA/ Find Lindsey at https://twitter.com/SharpSchutters. Email us at overclocked@gmail.com Recorded at Mugg&Bean in Canal Walk Produced by Lindsey Schutters Music by Lindsey Schutters
Jul 22, 202127:47
OVRCLKD 134: You need to know about Astrofica | Joker malware | Samsung and LG respond to KZN riots

OVRCLKD 134: You need to know about Astrofica | Joker malware | Samsung and LG respond to KZN riots

This week on South Africa’s most accessible consumer technology podcast Gavin and Lindsey reflect on the violence in KZN, the Astrofica leadership team turn Lindsey on to the virtues of a manned Mars mission, we give you the heads up on mobile scams that are stealing money from consumers, We prime you for the future of mobile desktop computing, Nokia announced a new rugged phone and Gavin gets deeply philosophical. Gavin's main hustle is here: http://techmagazine.co.za/ And you can also find us here: http://thatopinionguy.co.za https://global.techradar.com/en-za Follow Gavin at https://facebook.com/TechMagazineZA/ Find Lindsey at https://twitter.com/SharpSchutters. Email us at overclocked@gmail.com Recorded at Mugg&Bean in Canal Walk Produced by Lindsey Schutters Music by Lindsey Schutters
Jul 15, 202128:33
OVRCLKD 133: South Africa's best ISPs | Google Workspace woes | What's up with Multichoice
Jul 08, 202147:00
OVRCLKD 132: Live on Greenroom! | Microsoft wants you to buy a new PC | Samsung x Google smartwatch
Jul 01, 202129:22
OVRCLKD 131: China vs Bitcoin | Dstv survives | 5G gets real | Spotify Greenroom
Jun 24, 202138:50
OVRCLKD 130: Dolby Atmos on Android | Hands-on with Sony WF-1000XM4 | Leica Leitz
Jun 18, 202124:39
OVRCLKD 129: WWDC wrap | Sony WF-1000XM4 | Huawei falls out of global top 5!
Jun 11, 202133:55
OVRCLKD 128: HarmonyOS | Akhram Mohamed CTO Huawei South Africa | AMD x Samsung | Clubhouse invites!
Jun 03, 202135:58
OVRCLKD 127: Airfibre CEO | Showmax Pro | SA's lack of smartphone choice | Apple's China problem

OVRCLKD 127: Airfibre CEO | Showmax Pro | SA's lack of smartphone choice | Apple's China problem

Supersonic Airfibre CEO Calvin Collett drops by South Africa's most accessible consumer technology podcast to explain his product. Lindsey lost a TV, a Galaxy Bud Live, his 5yo pepper sprayed himself by accident and Eskom is to blame for everything. Meanwhile Gavin is on the Apple warpath (again), he loves the Amazon purchase of MGM and is the shoulder to cry on. All that and more this week. Airfibre explained: https://circuitbored.substack.com/p/data-connectivity-is-quickly-becoming?utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=copy Gavin's main hustle is here: http://techmagazine.co.za/ And you can also find us here: http://thatopinionguy.co.za https://global.techradar.com/en-za Follow Gavin at https://facebook.com/TechMagazineZA/ Find Lindsey at https://twitter.com/SharpSchutters. Email us at overclocked@gmail.com Recorded via Microsoft Teams Produced by Lindsey Schutters Music by Lindsey Schutters
May 28, 202154:21
OVRCLKD 126: LG brings new TVs | Apple Music goes hi-res | Gavin's audio has a meltdown | Google I/O
May 20, 202152:19
OVRCLKD 125: Samsung's 2021 TV lineup | Mirror your phone screen on your dashboard | Naspers sells
May 13, 202137:38
OVRCLKD 124: Epic vs Apple | South Africa has a ransomware problem | Spotify improves mobile app
May 07, 202134:53
OVRCLKD 123: iOS 14.5 privacy | Samsung Galaxy Book Go | Bezos vs Musk spacewars
Apr 28, 202138:48
OVRCLKD 122: Apple Event | Fitbit Luxe | OPPO Reno 5 | Smartphone choice in SA
Apr 21, 202101:00:19
OVRCLKD 121: Consumer horror story | PS5 gets 120Hz | Skip the current Android flagships
Apr 19, 202153:47
OVRCLKD 120: Goodbye LG | the best cheap wireless buds | do this to improve your video calls
Apr 08, 202142:32
OVRCLKD 119: the Teamscast
Apr 01, 202139:31
OVRCLKD TV Bonanza!
Mar 30, 202147:03
OVRCLKD 118: under constructioncast
Mar 25, 202127:48
OVRCLKD 117: the midrangecast
Mar 19, 202142:35
OVRCLKD 116: the acoustic transparent honeycomb substrate cast.
Mar 12, 202155:25
OVRCLKD 115: VCs are gonna hate this cast
Mar 04, 202142:23
OVRCLKD 114: the flowcast
Feb 25, 202137:23
OVRCLKD 113: Spectrumcast
Feb 18, 202142:31
OVRCLKD 112: the electrified cast
Feb 11, 202155:44
OVRCLKD 111: datacast
Feb 04, 202139:10
OVRCLKD 110: cough cough cast
Jan 21, 202143:41
OVRCLKD 109: Don't delete WhatsApp cast.
Jan 13, 202150:48
OVRCLKD 108: Signing off for 2020
Dec 03, 202001:03:53
OVRCLKD 107: we fixed it.
Dec 02, 202052:54
OVRCLKD 106: the interventioncast
Nov 19, 202053:47
OVRCLKD 105: the Macincast
Nov 12, 202058:56
OVRCLKD 104: the Apple silicon cast
Nov 05, 202050:35
OVRCLKD 103: personal growthcast
Oct 30, 202028:03
OVRCLKD 102: zoomcast
Oct 22, 202050:07
OVRCLKD 101: all about iPhone 12 cast
Oct 14, 202039:41
OVRCLKD 100: the century cast
Oct 08, 202053:36
OVRCLKD 99: bonus cast
Sep 26, 202032:18
OVRCLKD 98: the smooth cast
Sep 23, 202019:13
OVRCLKD 97: rapid firecast
Sep 18, 202024:38
OVRCLKD 96: the cheerfulcast
Sep 10, 202037:39
OVRCLKD 95: foldingcast
Sep 02, 202039:02
OVRCLKD 94: How To cast
Aug 28, 202026:20
OVRCLKD 93: Epic Battle Royalcast
Aug 20, 202036:56
OVRCLKD 5G Bonus Cast

OVRCLKD 5G Bonus Cast

Gavin and Lindsey get out of the studio and out to do some %G field testing with the LG Velvet and Huawei P40 Pro. Our socks are still on.
Aug 14, 202007:48
OVRCLKD 92: the stuttercast
Aug 13, 202023:35
OVRCLKD 91: accessibility cast
Aug 05, 202035:54
OVRCLKD 90: the incredible cast
Jul 30, 202036:36
OVRCLKD 89: quietly optimistic cast
Jul 23, 202043:15
OVRCLKD 88: Surface cast
Jul 16, 202038:27
OVRCLKD 87: observing protocols cast
Jul 08, 202029:20
OVRCLKD 86: unintentionally sharedcast

OVRCLKD 86: unintentionally sharedcast

South Africa's most accessible consumer technology podcast is back after a week off to apologise to rain.co.za and make amends for some stupid assumptions made about 5G. We had to edit out Gavin's senior moment where he accidentally shared his screen, but you could probably check it out on the YouTube version (Gavin cuts the video for that and will probably not edit it out).

Also: DELETE TIKTOK IMMEDIATELY.
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Recorded via Skype

Produced by Lindsey Schutters
Music by Lindsey Schutters
Jul 02, 202050:56
OVRCLKD 85: the quantum supremacy cast
Jun 18, 202040:54
OVRCLKD 84: the turning pointcast
Jun 11, 202040:38
OVRCLKD 83: essential purchase cast
Jun 04, 202039:14
OVRCLKD 82: the detourcast

OVRCLKD 82: the detourcast

South Africa's most accessible consumer technology podcast starts well with some mobile data pricing and then Lindsey takes a hard left to set the record straight about what people aren't saying about Huawei's new devices.
May 28, 202041:14
OVRCLKD 81: the ludicrously overpriced cast
May 21, 202042:49
OVRCLKD 80: the Skypecast

OVRCLKD 80: the Skypecast

We apologise for the terrible audio on South Africa's most accessible consumer technology podcast. This week is all about LG bringing SA's 2nd 5G handset to market, how Samsung and Microsoft are finally cashing the integration cheques they wrote out in August, why Chromecast may be the MVP of lockdown and Gavin is finally almost ready to share details about his super secret online project.
May 15, 202024:19
OVRCLKD 79: 5Gcast
May 08, 202031:43
OVRCLKD 78: cabin fevercast
May 01, 202041:00
OVRCLKD 77: Quarancast
Apr 23, 202039:20
OVRCLKD 76: locked downcast

OVRCLKD 76: locked downcast

Gavin and Lindsey are reunited via the power of Skype and have the latest news and some helpful tips to make working from home easier. techmagazine.co.za/

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Recorded at Cincinnati Spur, Howard Centre, Pinelands

Produced by Lindsey Schutters
Music by Lindsey Schutters
Mixed on LG G7 ThinQ
Apr 16, 202031:52
OVRCLKD 75: the optimistcast
Feb 28, 202023:50
OVRCLKD 74: the well-informedcast
Feb 20, 202026:25
OVRCLKD 73: the Galaxycast
Feb 13, 202024:46
OVRCLKD 72: straight recordcast
Feb 06, 202027:51
OVRCLKD 71: the Stellacast
Jan 29, 202033:08
OVRCLKD 70: the wannabe starcast
Jan 23, 202033:38
OVRCLKD 69: fancast
Jan 17, 202026:22
OVRCLKD 68: seeing 2020 cast
Jan 10, 202036:06
OVRCLKD 66: the battery powered cast
Dec 20, 201927:29
Overclocked 67: end of year cast

Overclocked 67: end of year cast

South Africa's most accessible consumer technology podcast rounds up the best gadgets of 2019 and gets into the weeds of Eskom and Kusile.
techmagazine.co.za/

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Recorded at The Kitchen www.lovethekitchen.co.za/

Produced by Lindsey Schutters
Music by Lindsey Schutters
Mixed on Samsung Galaxy S10
Recorded on iPad Mini 5 + Samson Go Mic
Dec 20, 201935:20
OVRCLKD 65: the sensitivecast
Dec 05, 201931:09
OVRCLKD 64: Black Fridaycast
Nov 27, 201928:22
OVRCLKD 63: the driverlesscast
Nov 21, 201930:10
OVRCLKD 62: emocast
Nov 14, 201926:11
OVRCLKD 61: the windycast
Nov 06, 201933:53
OVRCLKD 60: third attemptcast
Oct 29, 201924:27
OVRCLKD 59: integratedcast
Oct 23, 201930:02
OVRCLKD 58: the groovecast
Oct 17, 201927:25
OVRCLKD 57: the triggeredcast
Oct 10, 201929:22
OVRCLKD 56: the human rightscast
Oct 02, 201926:31
OVRCLKD 55: the flagshipcast
Sep 26, 201934:41
OVRCLKD 54: the conflictcast
Sep 17, 201921:39
OVRCLKD 53: the Pro Max cast
Sep 11, 201922:59
OVRCLKD 52: the artificially intelligent cast
Sep 05, 201920:46
OVRCLKD 51: No more sweetiescast
Aug 28, 201928:11
OVRCLKD 50: The low energycast
Aug 22, 201929:41
OVRCLKD 49: the notedcast
Aug 14, 201928:59
OVRCLKD 48: the nachocast
Aug 07, 201931:53
OVRCLKD 47: the almostcast
Aug 01, 201933:55
OVRCLKD 46: capitalistcast
Jul 23, 201930:55
OVRCLKD 45: the longestcast
Jul 16, 201938:31
OVRCLKD 44: The peakingcast
Jul 04, 201932:30
OVRCLKD 43: the valuecast
Jun 27, 201920:27
OVRCLKD 42: The Perfectioncast
Jun 21, 201925:36
OVRCLKD 41: Laptopcast
Jun 14, 201928:25
OVRCLKD 40: Counting Apple blessings
Jun 06, 201925:26
OVRCLKD 39: The unrealcast
May 30, 201918:37
OVRCLKD 38: The Huaweicast
May 23, 201919:26
OVRCLKD 37: The encryptedcast
May 14, 201922:41
OVRCLKD 36: Back to basicscast
May 06, 201921:26
OVRCLKD 34: The grindercast
Apr 12, 201927:02
OVRCLKD 33: Premium budgetcast
Apr 08, 201922:16
OVRCLKD 32

OVRCLKD 32

South Africa's most informative technology podcast is back for another episode. Gavin and Lindsey unpack the Huawei P30 announcement and take stock of the mobile phone landscape. Then we give you tips on how to use technology to keep your home safe.
Apr 02, 201930:22
OVRCLKD 31: Foldedcast
Mar 22, 201923:10
OVRCLKD 30: Stereocast
Mar 18, 201917:24
OVRCLKD 29
Mar 11, 201928:34
OVRCLKD 28: The accentcast

OVRCLKD 28: The accentcast

Lindsey and Gavin sink their teeth into all the juicy Mobile World Congress 2019 releases, speculate about Rain’s big 5G announcement and help you navigate the new data bundle regulations. The guys are also energized by the Brownies&Downies ambiance. Mobile World Congress 2019 coverage: http://thatopinionguy.co.za/2019/02/26/holy-crap-smartphones-became-sexy-again/ Samsung Galaxy S10+ first impressions: http://thatopinionguy.co.za/2019/02/22/10-things-i-think-after-the-samsung-galaxy-s10-launch/ Follow Gavin at https://facebook.com/TechMagazineZA/ Find Lindsey at http://thatopinionguy.co.za or @SharpSchutters on twitter. Recorded at browniesdownies.co.za Produced by Lindsey Schutters
Feb 28, 201924:07
OVRCLKD 27: The unpackedcast
Feb 22, 201929:30
OVRCLKD 26: The leakycast
Feb 19, 201925:01
OVRCLKD 25: The remotecast
Feb 13, 201922:31
OVRCLKD 24: The ambientcast
Feb 06, 201946:15
OVRCLKD 23: The doughnutcast
Jan 28, 201920:32
OVRCLKD 22: The dirtycast
Jan 22, 201927:33
OVRCLKD_ZA 21 - The helpfulcast
Dec 11, 201823:10
20 - The echocast
Nov 30, 201823:46
OVRCLKD_ZA 19 - The streamcast

OVRCLKD_ZA 19 - The streamcast

Lindsey and Gavin talk Africacom and a lot of 5G while helping you save money on your streaming media. The guys also raid loot.co.za for a good gaming controller deal.

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Recorded at browniesdownies.co.za
Produced by Lindsey Schutters
Music by Lindsey Schutters
Mixed on Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Nov 22, 201827:12
OVRCLKD 18 - The privilegecast
Nov 13, 201822:49
OVRCLKD 17 - The coffeecast

OVRCLKD 17 - The coffeecast

Lindsey and Gavin talk the future of computing, how to connect your phone to an external monitor and find great laptop bag deals on takealot.com.

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Find Lindsey at thatopinionguy.co.za or @SharpSchutters on twitter.

Recorded at browniesdownies.co.za
Produced by Lindsey Schutters
Music by Lindsey Schutters
Mixed on Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Nov 06, 201823:36
OVRCLKD 16 - The noisecast

OVRCLKD 16 - The noisecast

Gavin and Lindsey are back at Brownies&Downies during the lunchtime rush and try to spin the ambient noise as a podcast feature, like when Samsung dropped the battery life from the S8 to the S9. Takealot Tech Treasure focuses on activity trackers and you learn how to better share files with your friends.
Oct 29, 201826:35
OVRCLKD 20181019: The Snappycast
Oct 22, 201821:29
The Ramblecast. Overclocked 20181011

The Ramblecast. Overclocked 20181011

Gavin and Lindsey get into the home server setup weeds, talk smartphone cameras and seek out amazing Takealot Tech Treasures.

Recorded weekly at browniesdownies.co.za, until we get big enough to warrant higher quality audio.
Oct 13, 201830:18
Overclocked 20181005
Oct 10, 201825:26
OVRCLKD_ZA 20180921

OVRCLKD_ZA 20180921

Gavin and Lindsey fix your mobile productivity and find the best Takealot laptop deal for under R10000.
Sep 26, 201823:18
OVRCLKD_ZA

OVRCLKD_ZA

The OVRCLKD team is resurrected and full of energy. The Internet's most high octane tech Podcast goes hard on the Apple news this week, but mostly just celebrates the rebirth. We hope you enjoy.
Sep 17, 201828:23