The Simpsons Steer Melbourne’s Train Poll, SpaceX Earth Travel & Star Trek: Discovery [Episode 217]

Andy Blume and Daniel Olivares are back in the studio with this week’s look at all things Geek. Special Guest: Nathan Littel.

Show Notes:
Belle Gibson fined $410,000 for false charity promises [The Guardian]
SSM: Was the Yes SMS really more invasive than ordinary campaign tactics? [ABC News]
Cory Bernardi to target a million homes with ‘vote no’ robo-calls [9News]
Melbourne’s Opaque Space is developing a VR spacecraft training sim for Boeing [Gameplanet]
Elon Musk: Tesla Kicks Off 100-Day Battery Countdown [HuffPost Australia]
Doh! Simpsons votes steer Melbourne’s train poll off the rails [The Age]
Elon Musk’s SpaceX flags cheap travel anywhere on Earth within an hour using new rocket [ABC News]
Twitter proved its priorities are screwed up with just 280 characters [Engadget]
Will Supersized Tweets Improve Twitter? [The Atlantic]
Anthony Levandowski, Uber’s fired self-driving car engineer, founded his own church [The Verge]
iPhone 8 Plus reportedly splits open while charging, another claimed to arrive in same state [9to5Mac]
Turn on iPhone FM radio chips, urges FCC. But iPhone 7, 8 don’t have any, says Apple [ZDNet]
Apple switches from Bing to Google for Siri web search results on iOS and Spotlight on Mac [TechCrunch]
Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder and Leader of ’60s Sexual Revolution, Dies at 91 [The Hollywood Reporter]
Star Trek: Discovery is off to a promising start [The Verge]
Rick and Morty fans, McDonald’s is bringing back Szechuan sauce [Polygon]
Nokia 3310 throwback phone is officially coming to Australia [The Age]
Playboy magazine brought to Australia by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull [ABC News]
Welcome to the all new Reckoner! [Reckoner]

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