In today’s episode of the htxt.africast Charlie and Deon join host Dave in discussing whether learning robots are not perhaps how SkyNet started, the fall from grace of the PC as Battlefield 4’s preferred platfom among gamers and other fascinating tech topics taken from today’s headlines.

Citizen journalists will also want to listen in on how a Kickstarter project and internet activism led to the discovery of the locations where photos and videos of ISIS terrorists were taken, including the exact spot American journalist James Foley was beheaded. Instagram’s new Hyperlapse app gets a mention, as does an upcoming LEGO show that’s happening in Cape Town really soon.

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Deon got his first taste of PC gaming at the tender age of 11 when his father bought an 8088 XT, ostensibly to "help him with his homework". Instead, it introduced him to Leisure Suit Larry, King Graham, Sonny Bonds and many more, and Deon has been a PC gamer and hardware enthusiast ever since. He landed his first professional writing gig in 2006 at a prestigious local PC magazine, a very happy happenstance as he got to write for a living about things he loves - tech, PCs, gaming, and everything in between. He's been writing about it all ever since, and loves every minute of it.