htxt.africast – What we are eyeing for the rest of January

Last week saw most South Africans head back to work, including ourselves, but with half of January nearly done, what else is there to look forward to for the remainder of the month? 

That is precisely what we discuss in the first africast episode of 2023, highlighting the games, movies, and series that have piqued our interest between now and the end of January. 

Before we delve into those, however, first up is some news, starting with the first Galaxy Unpacked event of the year. Scheduled to be live streamed on the evening of 1st February (20:00 local time), Samsung will be unveiling its new Galaxy S23 series, which will feature a new camera array and potentially sport a 200MP lens for the Ultra model.

Next is an important change for content creators, and specifically those wanting to leverage YouTube Shorts. This as ad revenue sharing kicks off on 1st February, but this is dependent on creators accepting a new set of terms and conditions. Added to this is the cut that copyright owners are entitled to, which will be a priority for YouTube.

Lastly, we discuss the divisive ChatGPT from OpenAI. After gaining a lot of interest since launching late last year, the content this platform can generate raises more questions than answers, especially when it pertains to academics. To that end, a researcher has developed a system to help identify essays written by the AI platform.

As for the meat and potatoes for the africast, we highlight the horror film M3GAN, which hits local cinemas on Friday 13th January. 

Also spoken about is the HBO-produced The Last of Us series, which is available to stream on Showmax later this month. Added to this are some games we’ve been eyeing for some time, like Season: A letter to the future, and Persona 4 Golden, which gets a cross platform release in the coming days. One small correction, the correct date for the release of Persona 4 Golden is 19th January and not 11th January as we mentioned.

You can hear all the content we highlighted in this latest africast below. 



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