Podcasts

IBM’s 5-in-5 predictions (Part 1)

In this Podcast Bilal and Maseeh discuss the five technologies that are going to fundamentally reshape business and society in the next five years. Some of IBM’s leading researchers shared their thoug...

The End of the Cellphone

In this episode, we talk about some of the gadgets that a couple years ago could have been found in every home but have today become completely obsolete. We talk about the likeliness that this could a...

What are social media networks doing to prevent the spread of hate speech?

When  Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook in 2004, there was no way he could  have known that his little website was going to become the world’s most  popular social network with nearly 2 billion registe...

Why has South Africa lagged so far behind in solar power production?

😏 Here we go again . . . After a short break of 7 months, Eskom has announced it will be implementing Stage 2 load shedding from Wednesday, 16 October. Solar power is the most abundant energy source o...

New Plastic Recycling Process

EVER since its invention by Leo Baekeland in 1907, plastic has transformed our world in countless ways. We find plastics in our clothes, our homes and our vehicles. Our food comes safely and hygienica...

Rise of the Megacities

The world is moving to the city. We are living in a time when the world’s population is experiencing accelerated growth. According to a study by the Global Cities Institute, by the end of this century...

Children and Technology

Should you let children use technology? And if so, what’s the limits? How much is enough? And most importantly, should schools use technology in education and if so, how do they go about it? A l...

Great Pioneers of Technology

Last year, the world of computing lost one of its great pioneers, Ted Dabney. He was the founder of Atari and the creator of Pong, one of the most iconic video games made. Like Ted Dabney, there are c...

Incorrect Perceptions about Smart Cities

The recent announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa about developing a “smart city” in South Africa has created quite a stir and has triggered a lot of conversation. Unfortunately, it seems not many ...