After too long off the mic and several false starts, the ZA Tech Show resumes this week. Brett Haggard and Andy Hadfield (who’s now plying his entrepreneurial prowess at Forgood) talk about why there’s been a delay in the show coming out and where you can now find it. More importantly, they dive into a discussion about:

  • Fibre in Parkhurst;
  • Toby Kurien’s uber-smart R1200, solar-powered, load-shedding solution;
  • Andy’s involvement in Forgood; and
  • The Greek finance minister (he used to work at Valve Software).

Our technology picks of the week are:

  • Andy picks #rak15 and News24’s ‘grid-watch’ web-app;
  • Brett picks OpenEmu and Beersmith 2

 

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.