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Tech Talk with Theunis : Voyager 1 boldly going for 47 years!

Somewhere in the back reaches of our collective conscience, we're all sort of vaguely aware that 47 years ago, a research module was launched named Voyager 1 ,which didn't only have the capabilities to explore parts of our solar system we'd only dreamt of seeing, but also carried a representation…
10 Jul 4 min

Tech Tuesday with Theunis - injection of hope for the local EV industry

In the years between 1985 and 1999, there existed a wildly popular Australian magazine tv programme called "Beyond 2000", somewhat akin to "The Gadget Show" of more recent years. It focused on global tech advancements, and painted a rosy picture of the future coloured with flying cars, zero dependency on…
3 Jul 4 min

Tech Talk with Theunis - On the AI hypetrain...

Way back in the late 90s when computer science students mentioned Nvidia, it was done with hushed, whistful tones...their graphics cards were the gold standard, and you were the bees knees if you had one, albeit using your tiny, non-HD monitor. Fast-forward to 2024 and Nvidia now terms itself "World…
26 Jun 4 min

Tech Talk with Theunis : the screenless laptop

In 2002 a sci-fi epic starring Tom Cruise made a succesful yet brief blip in our collective conciousness, and brought the idea of monitor-less displays into mainstream media. Geeks salivated over the thought of floating VR monitors, but it took 22 years to get close to a realisation of this…
19 Jun 4 min

Tech Talk with Theunis : the newest, most ancient discovery....

Since we climbed out of the primordial soup and followed our evolutionary path, it was inevitable that an animal with a sense of self would, at some point, stare into the heavens at night and contemplate how big the universe is. We developed tools to see further and further into…
19 Jun 3 min

Tech Tuesday with Theunis - New AI developments

"The cutting edge of technology"..."the newest science frontier"..."the fulfillment of the prophecies spoken of in the Matrix and Terminator"....ok, that last one is a bit alarmist, but whatever you think of AI and its effects and issues, its here to stay. Theunis Jansen of Bandwidth Blog chats to Keeno Lee…
5 Jun 4 min

Tech Tuesday with Theunis : Carbon capture

Some will deny it exists. Others say climate change is the driving force behind all of the freakish weather being experienced all over the world, with carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases being a massive contributing factor. How do we minimise the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, safely…
30 May 4 min

Tech Tuesday with Theunis - Supersonic flight

Once upon a time, many years ago, we flew through the air in supersonic luxury, booming our way through the atmosphere to reach our destination with alacrity, and doing so in style. However, Concorde left the sky almost 20 years ago, and supersonic travel was relegated to the realm of…
22 May 5 min

Tech Tuesday with Theunis

Quantum Computers... Special Positioning... Quantum Bits... Microsoft reckon they've just made a massive breakthrough in quantum computing. Theunis of Bandwidth Blog tells us more!
30 Apr 4 min

Tech Tuesday with Theunis

An Apple a day keeps Theunis on air! Theunis Jansen van Rensburg of Bandwidth Blog returns with some interesting Apple updates.
16 Apr 4 min

Tech Tuesday with Theunis

The EV market is ever changing and Tesla seems to be stepping back from it with a certain strategic move. Theunis from Bandwidth Blog has the details
9 Apr 3 min

Tech Tuesday with Theunis

Can YouTube be challenged?? Theunis from Bandwidth Blog has word of a few potential competitors. Exciting Times!!!
2 Apr 3 min

Tech Tuesday with Theunis

Theunis Janse van Rensburg of Bandwidth Blog comes bearing gifts... Kind of... Its actually just news about the latest Sony Playstation 5 development. Its BiG, Its Great and its exciting times in South Africa!
26 Mar 3 min

Tech Tuesday with Theunis

Apple taking a bite out of the EV game? Could it be true? Theunis from Bandwidth Blog has the details.
19 Mar 4 min

Tech Tuesday with Theunis - Moon Landings

"Fly me to the moon" seems to be the song of most billionaires with a penchant for space exploration. Theunis from Bandwidth Blog tells us more about the latest private venture and its goals.
27 Feb 3 min

Tech Tuesday with Theunis - Samsung Galaxy Ring

We have the wedding ring, we have suffering, and now we have... the Samsung Galaxy Ring! Theunis from Bandwidth Blog shares the details on why this has the potential to become the lord of the rings.
27 Feb 3 min

Tech Tuesday with Theunis - Sora AI Videos

Theunis from Bandwidth Blog shares the latest AI Tool from Open AI with us. Its called Sora and can create realistic and imaginative video scenes from text instructions!
27 Feb 3 min

Tech Tuesday with Theunis - Neuralink

Theunis from Bandwidth Blog gives us an update on the latest from Neuralink, founded by Elon Musk, and developing implantable brain–computer interfaces.
13 Feb 4 min
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