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    July 21, 2017

    Watch the Bandwidth Blog team on SABC 3’s Expresso Show right here

    Bandwidth Blog’s Editor Theunis van Rensburg and General Manager Bryan Smith recently appeared on SABC 3’s Expresso Show; catch up on their tech updates here!

    Though the Bandwidth Blog team usually stick behind the mic in our weekly podcast, Bandwidth Blog On Air, both our Editor Theunis van Rensburg and General Manager Bryan Smith stepped out to talk about all things tech on SABC 3’s Expresso Show.

    Both Theunis and Bryan shared their thoughts on emerging technology stories over the past few weeks – detailing smartphone and gadget news in addition to highlighting NASA’s plans for space.

    Catch up on the team’s updates below:


    Is Facebook making TV shows?
    A report has revealed that Facebook is apparently contacting Hollywood agencies to produce scripts for original series that would premiere on the network; could the company be prepping its own TV shows?

    Read further: Picture this: Is Facebook seeking to launch its own TV shows?

    Smartphone use is now a leading cause of road accidents
    According to a study in the US, smartphone use has managed to reverse a 40-year decline in car accidents – are we too focussed on our mobiles to pay attention to the road?

    Read further: Smartphone use reverses a 40-year decline in car accidents in the US


    NASA’s DART test aims to redirect an asteroid to prevent collision with Earth:

    Somewhat similar to the plot of Armageddon, NASA has announced a new plan called “DART” that intends to fire a fridge-sized satellite at one of two sibling asteroids to determine whether it is possible to redirect such a body heading for Earth.

    Read further: NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test aims to prevent Armageddon

    Google prepares Android Go for launch in emerging markets:

    Android is largely the go-to operating system for many consumers around the world, but now Google has developed a new, ‘lite’ version of the system that will use significantly less data have less performance requirements, equating to smartphones that could not only be cheaper to buy, but more affordable to use in future.

    Read further: For emerging markets, the arrival of Android Go is huge

    Three ways smartphone design could change in the next five years:

    • Bezel-less designs: Increasingly, we’ve seen that smartphones can be dominated by not just aluminum displays or plastic, but rather than by the display – as seen with the Galaxy S8. This may lead to smaller physical devices accommodating larger displays, putting an end to the ‘big versus small’ debate.
    • Dual-camera arrays: Single lens-smartphones are great, but dual-lens cameras offer unique trickery, such as the ability to zoom in or out at wide angles and refocus images after they’ve been captured. These have become increasingly popular in 2017, and we could see many more in the future.

    What are your thoughts? What would you like to see the Bandwidth Blog team discuss in the future? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!

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