Dave, Deon and Charlie hold down the fort  in the studio again today, as they discuss South Africa’s recent rating as the 12th highest CO2 emitter in the world, the fact that HP is working on a R2100 Windows laptop and Apple working on (standard) reversible USB cables.

In gaming news, we talk about a famous nine-year old’s video game (Ryan Carmack, the son of programming genius John Carmack of Wolfenstein and Doom fame) and Dong Nguyen’s sequel to Flappy Bird, Swingcopters. Rounding things out, there’s the fact that Vodacom is spending R1bn (with a ‘b’) on Gauteng’s infrastructure by March 2015.

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Brett is the big cheese at Hypertext Media. He's been covering the technology industry for so long, he's seen old technology be 'respun' as the next big thing one too many times. He started Hypertext in 2002 and quite frankly hasn't looked back (although he often longs for the days when a steady salary, sick days and leave were a given). Publications in his stable include htxt.africa; DailyFive (http://www.dailyfive.tv); Connect; Tarsus Channel and GirlGuides (http://www.girlguides.co.za). He also hosts the ZA Tech Show (http://www.zatech.co.za), does a monthly tech column for Sawubona and writes the odd gadget piece for a magazine here and there. Currently uses: 11-inch Macbook Air, iPhone 5, Blackberry Z10, iPad Mini, Nexus 7, Kindle Paperwhite, Marley TTR Headphones, Xbox360, PS3, Nintendo 3DS.