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  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #89: Rogue One, Grand Tour & more

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest news from the past few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host to Graham van de Made. In this edition of the Weekly Round Up, the team talks about the new addition to the Star Wars franchise, Rogue One, and what Graham thought of the press screening. The team also discussed a survey done by the IESA which summed up the gaming industry in SA. The duo also discussed Amazon Prime Video coming to more than 200 countries along with hit series Grand Tour (the launch includes South Africa). Graham also discusses...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #88: Nintendo Switch, Fitbit, Amazon Go & more

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host to Andy Walker. In this edition of the Weekly Round Up, the team talks about the Nintendo Switch's possible GameCube compatibility as well as Samsung ditching the 3.5mm audio jack for its Galaxy S8. The duo also discuss Fitbit's surprise buy of smartwatch maker Pebble and Amazon's new checkout-less grocery store Go. Finally, we chat a bit about South African GT racer, David Perel. What are we watching, reading, playing: Andy is working his way through The Last...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #87: Netflix, Uber, Orange Store, Battlefield 1, Zebra Cabs

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host to Andy Walker and Graham Van Der Made. In this edition of the Weekly Round Up, the team talks about Netflix's offline downloads as well as Uber's summer promotion and the Orange store shutting down in SA. The team also banters about the fact that Battlefield 1 servers are coming to SA, and Graham takes us through the recent R300-million injection into Zebra Cabs. What are we watching, reading, playing: Hadlee is busy completing his second run...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #86: Axl Rose, ZTE, naughty Reddit & Black Friday

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host to Andy Walker and Graham Van Der Made. In this edition of the Weekly Round Up, the team talks about Axl Rose's meme, that has left his lawyers a little unhappy with us. We also touch on some great ZTE and Huawei news for South Africa, straight out of AfricaCom. In more political news, we chat about Reddit CEO Steve Huffman's comment tampering. And to conclude the team talks Black Friday, the good and the...

  • Memeburn is looking for two new interns: apply here

    Do you follow the ebbs and flows of technology, social trends and internet culture? Do you boast the unique ability to craft letters into words, and words into factual works of art? Are you currently on the hunt for a job at a media institution in Cape Town? If you answered yes to all three questions, you might just be the intern Memeburn is looking for. Memeburn is seeking two talented and driven full time paid writing interns who are especially interested in social media, technology at large and other facets of the internet culture. You'll also work for us between...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #85: US Elections, Samsung Gear Fit 2 & more

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host to Andy Walker and Matthew Alexander. In this edition of the Weekly Round Up, the team talks the newly-reviewed Samsung Gear Fit 2, and WWE 2K17. In light of the US Elections, we also talk the social impact of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Twitter, Facebook and Netflix. The US Elections caused massive traffic spikes for Facebook and Twitter, but overall bandwidth usage drops in North America With the Supermoon due on Monday, we also mentioned...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #84: State Capture, Titanfall 2 & more

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host to Andy Walker and Matthew Alexander. In this edition of the Weekly Round Up, we take a look at Matthew's latest favourite game, Titanfall 2. From flying through space and shooting things in mid-air with huge robots, it's probably one of Electronic Arts' more interesting games of the year. The State Capture report is probably South Africa's biggest online news story of the year Also on the agenda, we chat Richard Branson's recent trip to Cape Town,...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #83: starring Xiaomi, Microsoft, Apple and Facebook

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host to Andy Walker and a brief appearance from Matthew Alexander. We discuss Microsoft's recent Surface announcements and reveals, the new edge-to-edge screened Xiaomi Mi MIX, and Apple's MacBook Pro launch. We also touch on how the world's biggest brands use Facebook. What are we watching, reading, playing: Andy is playing Battlefield 1 and is not watching anything at the moment. Hadlee is still playing Pumped: BMX on his smartphone. Tweet of the Week: A clever tweets about...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #82: Motorola SA, Spritzed & more

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host to the full team: Graham van der Made, Matthew Alexander and Andy Walker. The team chats Red Dead Redemption 2, the South African launch of the Moto Z, a brand new startup dubbed Spritzed, Telkom's decision to waiver data charges for academic content and finally, the Nintendo Switch. What are we watching, reading, playing: Graham is watching Luke Cage, while Hadlee is playing games in planes and watching The X-Files. Andy is playing Battlefield 1, Plants vs...

  • Here’s how to make GIFs on your smartphone

    There are quite a few mobile manufacturers offering the ability to make GIFs, but app stores are filled with capable tools for the job as well. And why not? The moving picture format are supported by practically every social media platform and messaging app, from WhatsApp to Twitter, to Facebook and Telegram. One of the more capable apps for making GIFs is GIF Maker -- GIF Editor for Android, allowing you to make GIFs from a locally stored clip or an online video (such as from YouTube). Making GIFs on your smartphone is pretty simple, especially with this handy guide If your friend happens to...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #81: Samsung’s woes, SA’s media landscape & Netflix’s growth

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons and Graham van der Made are the co-conspirators in the studio. Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 woes continue, while Netflix, Bioshock and SA's media landscape also get a mention We discuss the ongoing and seemingly never-ending Samsung Note 7 disaster. We also talk about Hadlee's four step gameplan for Netflix's growth in emerging markets. Sticking with media, we touch on South Africa's media landscape, and how it will likely evolve into a completely different beast by 2020. And finally,...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #80: Google Pixel, PlayStation VR, Mxit & more

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days covered on the Burn Media network's four sites. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host to Graham van der Made, Andy Walker and Matthew Alexander. In a week that saw a slew of hardware announcements, reviews and news, we discuss Microsoft's first Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive game ReCore. While Graham might have some choice comments towards ReCore, he's also currently playing Gears of War 4. We talk a little bit about that as well. PlayStation VR's first reviews are finally filtering...

  • Allo: Google’s latest app demystified [Video]

    It was earlier this year that Google revealed Duo and Allo. at its I/O developer conference. Duo is meant to be a video chat service and Allo a messaging platform with artificial assistance capabilities. Duo launched to very little fanfare and the app has, since launch, attracted a fair share of attention. The reviews have been mixed, with some applauding Google's efforts and others questioning its purpose and how it separates itself from rival apps. Hadlee Simons, who was an early adopter of Allo, downloading it before it even launched in South Africa, takes a look at the app. Having been using it...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #79: Blackberry, Motorola, Ventureburn’s Pitching Den & Twitter

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host to Graham van der Made and Matthew Alexander. We discuss the death of Blackberry's smartphone division and the news that Lenovo's Moto-branded devices are finally coming to South Africa next month. On the Ventureburn front, we talk about the Ventureburn Pitching Den at this past weekend's Innovation Summit. For Memeburn lovers, we talk Disney's thoughts about buying Twitter and, finally, the FIA World Rallycross Championships is coming to South Africa in 2017 for Motorburn fans. What...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #78: the Daily Maverick, OnePlus 3 & more

    Welcome to Weekly Round Up, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host to Graham van der Made and Andy Walker. The team discusses the Daily Maverick's R12m funding round, the announcement that Takealot will bring the OnePlus 3 to South Africa, and two games released this week: ReCore and Dragon Quest VII. This week's podcast is all about Daily Maverick, OnePlus and two games Graham absolutely loves What are we watching, reading, playing: Andy is ten-hours deep into The Tomorrow Children, Graham is watching game reviews on YouTube, and...