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Weekly Round Up #97: YouTube TV, Xbox Game Pass, Google Launchpad & More

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

In this week’s edition, Hadlee Simons plays host to Andy Walker, Graham van der Made and Julia Breakey.

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This time we discuss the possible effects of Trump’s “travel ban” and how a Nigerian software engineer was forced to take a test when entering the US to prove he really was who he said he was.

Over on Memeburn, we chat about YouTube TV and what it could mean for cable and other online streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon. We also discuss Microsoft’s new Game Pass service for Xbox One and how it could affect the gaming industry, being a Netflix-style service.

Over at Ventureburn, we take a look at Google’s Startup Accelerator which is now accepting applications from African nations.

A Nigerian software engineer was forced to take a test upon entry into the USA

What are we watching, reading, playing: Julia thoroughly enjoyed the renowned La La Land fiasco at the Oscars, describing the end as “the best minute of my life”, she’s also sunk her teeth into what she refers to as a “girly series”, Big Little Lies, while giving The Girl on the Train a quick read through.

Andy still hasn’t found anything interesting to watch (besides Plants vs Zombies vids on YouTube). He’s also currently reviewing the Sony Xperia X Compact as well as the Huawei Nova. On the gaming side of things, the lucky guy got his press copy of Horizon Zero Dawn so stay on the lookout for his review.

Graham found himself in an anime binge, getting through popular old-school anime Macross. He’s also currently playing the critically acclaimed Bully and Skyrim.

Our host Hadlee, received his review copy of Halo Wars 2 and rewatching the ever awesome series, Rick and Morty as well as the eclectic Eric Andre Show. Sitting in his device review pile is also the Huawei Mate 9 and LeEco Le2 smartphones. He was also fortunate enough to get a hands-on preview of the LG G6 recently.

For all this and more, have a listen to the podcast below. Also, be sure to catch the thorough Recommended Reading list at the foot of this article.

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