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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #77: Facebook celebrates, Ventureburn awards & PS4 Pro launches

    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 Matthew Alexander, Graham van de Made and Andy Walker. We're all about Apple, Facebook and entrepreneurship this week, with some Sony dolloped on the side We tackle some interesting topics this week, including Facebook News Feed's latest milestone and the launch and imminent South African arrival of the LG V20. We also touch on Ventureburn's latest Digital All Stars article, celebrating entrepreneurship in South Africa, and finally, we spend the latter chunk of the show...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #76: IFA 2016, Zuckerberg in Africa & BMW’s electric cars

    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 Matthew Alexander and Andy Walker. We tackle mostly Gearburn this week, well, because of IFA 2016's bountiful launches. This week's podcast is all about smartphones, Mark Z and signals from outer space This includes the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch (which is also heading to South Africa), the iPhone-like HTC One A9s, the new Lenovo-made Moto Z Play and its huge camera attachment, and finally Acer's manic Predator 21 X gaming laptop. We also talk famous people this...

  • Weekly Round Up Podcast #75: Leslie Jones’ website hacked, Sausage Party & 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 and talks to Matthew Alexander and Andy Walker. The team discusses this week's Leslie Jones' website hack, the launch of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, as well as FNB's own ConeXis smartphone range. We also talk about a startup that's letting people order drinks on demand, Bottles, and we touch on the imminent release of the movie Sausage Party. What on earth is Sausage Party? What are we watching, reading, playing: Matt has given up on No...

  • Weekly Round Up #74: Gawker.com shutters, No Man’s Sky patches and Gamescom 2016

    Welcome to Weekly Roundup, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host and talks to Matthew Alexander and Andy Walker. The team discusses Univision buying Gawker Media and what that means for Gawker.com. Hadlee explains how you can spot a hoax story. We also discuss the latest patch issued for No Man's Sky on PC and PlayStation 4, and sticking with gaming, we take a look at the new announcements at Gamescom 2016. What are we watching, reading, playing: Andy and Matt are playing No Man's Sky, while Hadlee's...

  • Weekly Round Up #73: Domestly wins big, Facebook blocks AdBlock, No Man’s Sky

    Welcome to Weekly Roundup, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host and talks to Matthew Alexander, Graham van der Made and Andy Walker. The team discusses Domestly's big win at the MTN app awards, Facebook blocking AdBlock, PlayStation Vita firmware and No Man's Sky. What are we watching, reading, playing: Andy cannot say because the game he is playing is under embargo, Graham is hoping to get his hands on an embargoed title too, Hadlee is watching pro wrestling and Matthew is watching Suits and playing No Man's Sky. Tweet of...

  • Weekly Round Up #72: Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Suicide Squad review, Instagram Stories & more

    Welcome to Weekly Roundup, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host and talks to Matthew Alexander, Graham van der Made and Andy Walker. The team discusses the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launch, the reviews for Suicide Squad, the latest PlayStation Vita hack and Instagram's new Stories feature. What are we watching, reading, playing: Matthew is playing Furi, Graham has trouble remembering what he's watching, Andy recently picked up (and literally threw) Mirror's Edge Catalyst once again, and Hadlee has been entertaining himself watching old Formula 1...

  • Weekly Round Up #71: Nintendo NX leaks, Apple financials, Verizon buys Yahoo & more

    Welcome to Weekly Roundup, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week, Hadlee Simons plays host, chatting with Ventureburn and Gearburn staffers Matthew Alexander and Andy Walker. The team discusses the recent Nintendo NX leaks, Apple's mixed-bag Q3 financial report, Yahoo's sale to Verizon and the new Blackberry DTEK50 Android-based smartphone. What are we watching, reading, playing: Both Andy and Hadlee are still playing the same games they were last week (notice the trend here?). Matthew's currently on a Ghostbusters binge, watching the first movie before he braves the latest. Tweet of the Week:...

  • Weekly Round Up #70: iPhone Pro dual camera, Xbox One S launch & Pokemon Go

    Welcome to Weekly Roundup, our podcast discussing the latest tech trends, innovation, and news from the last few days. This week Hadlee Simons and Andy Walker talk all things Gear. The two discuss the rumours about an iPhone Pro with a dual camera, a Xiaomi with a dual camera, Apple dropping its 16GB storage version on its smartphones, Xbox One S launch, Pokemon Go's altruistic and selfish side-effects. What are we watching, reading, playing: Both Andy and Hadlee are still playing the same games they were last week. Hadlee has also been on a hunt for podcasts. Tweet of the Week: Melania Trump's...