Dave, Charlie and Deon sit down to talk about Vodacom’s recently-announced R1 500 LTE smartphone and their new sub-R1 000 3G tablet, as well as this past weekend’s rAge expo and the new trailer for an upcoming TV show starring SA’s own Sharlto Copley. The iPhone 6’s 1am preorder that opens on Friday morning got some attention too.

They also get sidetracked by fast-charging batteries and what they’d each like to see in the future, but who can blame them? It’s a fascinating topic.

All this and more await you in today’s Africast… well actually it’s yesterday’s podcast; we had a bit of a technical glitch that took until now to overcome. Sorry about that!

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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.