Amazon Echo Australian Launch, Tide Pod Challenge & YouTube Partner Program Changes [Episode 227]

Phil Edwards, Andy Blume and Daniel Olivares are back in the studio with this week’s look at all things Geek.

Show Notes:
Truth about NBN is that Australians do not want to pay for internet speed they do not need [SMH]
NBN Co says one in four FTTN lines can go over 100Mbps [iTnews]
Amazon Echo: Australian Price And Release Date (Finally!) [Gizmodo Australia]
Amazon Alexa is coming to Toyota cars [USA Today]
Bitcoin Continues to Plummet After Its Biggest Daily Crash in Four Months [Fortune]
BitConnect is shutting down its lending and exchange platform [The Next Web]
YouTube deleting Tide Pod challenge videos in bid to stem dangerous detergent-eating craze [The Telegraph]
Apple commits to contribute over $350 billion into US economy over the next five years [The Verge]
Tim Cook says users will be able to turn off iPhone battery performance throttling in future iOS update [9to5Mac]
Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries dies at age 46 [CNN Entertainment]
Don’t worry, Betty White isn’t dead. She just turned 96 [Newsweek]
Surprise Trailer For Danny McBride In “Dundee” [Dark Horizons]
YouTube’s new threshold for monetizing videos will impact ‘significant number of channels’ [9to5Google]
BMW Australia to charge annual fees for Apple CarPlay [Drive]

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