Weekly roundup: Apple, Instagram plagiarism scandal, and #HomoNaledi

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

This week on BurnCast, Stuart Thomas is joined by Graham van der Made, Andy Walker, Jacques Coetzee, and Myolisi Sikupela. This week, the team talks about the Skye Grove Instagram plagiarism scandal, Wednesday’s Apple launch event, and the discovery of Homo Naledi, an ancient human relative.

After Memeburn broke the story of wide-scale plagiarism from Skye Grove, a prominent member of the South African Instagram community, the story erupted on social media. Memeburn also uncovered further evidence that Grove had profited from her plagiarism, fraudulently selling prints of the works as her own.

The Apple event meanwhile, saw the company launch a larger iPad, along with a companion pencil and keyboard cover. We also got a first look at the the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, as well as a surprise appearance from a Microsoft executive among other things.

Finally, the team discusses the discovery of Homo naledi, an ancient hominin, in a cave near Johannesburg, South Africa. The discovery also provides inspiration for the Tweet of the Week.

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