The ZA Tech Show is back up and running in earnest and this week, htxt.africa’s Brett Haggard and StrategyWorx’s Steven Ambrose gather in the studio for a discussion about:

  • A brief history of wearable tech and fitness trackers;
  • The new FitBit Charge HR;
  • The benefits and drawbacks of tracking and monitoring (and massive privacy concerns);
  • How streaming audio has replaced everything else
  • The new Lumia 535

Our technology picks of the week are:

  • Steven Picks Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo and the Huawei Ascend Mate; and
  • Brettski picks KnowRoaming.
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.