TWR Podcast: Cape Town’s water rationing, Pixel 2 XL’s screen burn-in & more

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

This week, Hadlee Simons is joined by Andy Walker and Daniel Mpala in studio.

Daniel opens the floor by discussing the 15 South African tech startups that have concluded deals valued at over $137.7-million so far this year — 12 of which are Cape Town-based.

We then move over to Gearburn, where Hadlee discusses the Google Pixel 2 XL smartphone, which has been experiencing screen burn-in after only days of personal use. Could it result in a product recall?

Sticking to smartphones, we move over to reports that the iPhone 8 — which went on sale last month — isn’t selling as well as last year’s iPhone 7. Is the iPhone losing its shine, or are consumers simply waiting for the premium iPhone X?

Finally, Andy explains Cape Town’s latest attempt to save water: water rationing. Despite dam levels rising slightly, the city will be using pressure reduction to force consumption down.

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