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Hadlee Simons

Editor at Memeburn
Location:South Africa


Hadlee Simons is an editor at Memeburn. Terrible puns make Hadlee difficult to work with, but he brings almost seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat.
FYI: Google Home Mini works just fine in South Africa

Google hardware is notoriously tough to come by in South Africa, as we've found out over the past couple of years

By Hadlee Simons 13 Dec 2017

F1: here's what 2021 engine formula could look like

The current F1 engine formula is set to stay in place for a few more years, but the V6 turbo hybrid era is set for a significant change come 2021

By Hadlee Simons 6 Nov 2017

Huawei Mate 10 revealed, packing AI smarts and more

After months of leaks and teases, Huawei has finally peeled the curtain back on the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. So what should you expect then?

By Hadlee Simons 18 Oct 2017

An ode to Windows Phone: Five of the best WP handsets ever made

One of the bigger news stories this week has been a tacit admission by Microsoft's Joe Belfiore that Windows Phone is essentially dead

By Hadlee Simons 12 Oct 2017

Netflix in South Africa: fastest ISPs revealed for September

Netflix launched in South Africa more than a year ago, officially supporting the region with TV shows and movies. But the streaming service has also recently added South Africa to its monthly ISP Speed Index

By Hadlee Simons 10 Oct 2017

The revived Nokia 3310: now with 3G and heftier price tag

The new Nokia 3310 made headlines around the world earlier this year, after HMD Global revived the handset for a new generation

By Hadlee Simons 2 Oct 2017

Vumatel explains planned R89/month fibre internet in Alexandra

Fibre provider Vumatel made headlines in local tech publications last week when it revealed plans to deliver 100Mbps fibre internet to residents of Alexandra for just R89 a month

By Hadlee Simons 12 Sep 2017

Whoppercoin: Burger King launches its own cryptocurrency

Ever wanted to eat fast food and invest in cryptocurrency at one place? No? What's wrong with you? Anyway, Burger King has announced the formation of a new cryptocurrency

By Hadlee Simons 30 Aug 2017

Unsure about fibre coverage in South Africa? This map will help

Fibre-based service provider Otel is busy laying out its own infrastructure, but it also sells data packages on other open-access fibre networks

By Hadlee Simons 27 Jul 2017

Fake followers are a massive problem, as SA duo proves

It's almost become an unspoken fact over the years that social media has a major problem with fake followers. Now, two writers have brought the problem into the open by running a dummy Instagram account and buying fake followers in the process

By Hadlee Simons 3 Apr 2017

Google Family Link lets you monitor kids' mobile usage

Apple's Family Sharing functionality has been one of the better features for parents, allowing them to approve family members' purchases and more. Now, Google has stepped things up in a big way thanks to the Family Link app

By Hadlee Simons 16 Mar 2017

Snapchat IPO: 6 more things you should know

Snap Inc's IPO filing was made public overnight, revealing a variety of details surrounding Snapchat‘s operations

By Hadlee Simons 6 Feb 2017

Snapchat IPO: The key figures revealed

Snap Inc. filed a confidential initial public offering (IPO) with the Securities and Exchange Commission last year, leaving many to wonder about the details. But now, the house of Snapchat has raised the curtain on aspects of the deal

By Hadlee Simons 3 Feb 2017

Webfluential: influencer firm to shutter agency operations

Influencer marketing company Webfluential has confirmed that it will be shutting down its local agency operations, Memeburn has learnt

By Hadlee Simons 21 Dec 2016

Fake news in South Africa: Five websites you should definitely avoid

Whether it's to simply hoodwink people or to generate ad revenue, fake news websites have received mainstream attention in recent months

By Hadlee Simons 22 Nov 2016

South Africa's media landscape: what will 2020 hold?

A new PwC report has laid out predictions for the South African media and entertainment landscape by 2020

By Hadlee Simons 11 Oct 2016

Huffington Post, Media24 team up for HuffPost SA

A South African edition of the Huffington Post will be coming later this year, courtesy of a deal between the publisher and Media24

By Hadlee Simons 19 Sep 2016

Don't share it! Spot fake news and images with these tips

The internet has largely delivered on its promise to revolutionise the way we access information and news in general. Unfortunately, we've also seen the rise of fake news websites, as people share these stories without question

By Hadlee Simons 18 Aug 2016

Pokemon Go more popular than Tinder in US, on track to beat Twitter

Say what you will about the game, but Pokemon Go has become an almost unprecedented phenomenon in recent days

By Hadlee Simons 11 Jul 2016

Snapchat Memories lets users save, back up and repost previous snaps

Snapchat's latest update is decidedly, well, unlike Snapchat

By Hadlee Simons 7 Jul 2016

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