Weekly Round Up #32: ShowMax, Ashley Madison, Android One, Android Marshmallow and Tesla’s Autopilot

Welcome to Weekly Roundup, our podcast discussing the tech trends, innovation and news from the last few days.

This week on BurnCast, Stuart Thomas, Jacques Coetzee, Andy Walker and Graham Van Der Made discuss Naspers’ launch of ShowMax, Android One coming to Africa, Android Marshmallow, the Ashley Madison hack, and Tesla allowing drivers to Beta test its Autopilot software.

Rumours had been doing the rounds for sometime but the announcement of ShowMax by Naspers’ was still exciting. The launch itself revealed little new, the rumours had been spot on.

The news is exciting for the South African audience. With the launch came more details about the service, the costs and its full shows. The team debates the advantages and disadvantages of the service.

Android One has finally arrived in Africa. It launched in India in 2014 but finally now it is here. There is no doubt that affordable smartphones have a big market. The arrival of this phone then is important. Andy gives the lowdown on the phone and the team joins in on the arrival of Android One and the arrival of Android Marshmallow.

The Ashley Madison hack is getting ugly. An estimated 32-million users of the social networking site have been dumped online. Of that 32 million users, there is an estimated 175 000 South Africans.

The file is 9.7GB in size and was dumped to the dark web, only accessible through the Tor browser. All information is an accumulation of seven year’s worth of user details, ranging back to 2007.

Have a listen:

If you want some more context, take a look at the stories below and join in the discussions:

ShowMax: the good, the bad and the Naspers conundrum

ShowMax: 7 things you should know about Naspers’ new VoD service

It’s official: Naspers’ launches video streaming service ShowMax

Ashley Madison user data now leaks online, possibly includes 175k South Africans

Hack my ride: why getting your door open matters more than cutting your brakes

Android One arrives in Africa with the $90 Infinix Hot 2

Tesla owners can now Beta test its latest Autopilot update



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