At The Third Stroke: RIP Talking Clock, Amazon’s new Echo products, Google copies Apple and Spiderman drama sorted [Episode 309]

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

This week’s stories:

Title McTitleface

Kate Middleton and Prince William officially name Boaty McBoatface ship in honour of Sir David Attenborough [ABC News]

At The Third Stroke

Public has just hours left to dial the doomed ‘talking clock’ [The Age]

People Won’t Like This

Facebook is now hiding like counts in Australia [TechRadar]

Google Music Is Now YouTube Music

YouTube Music replaces Google Play Music as Android’s default player [TechRadar]

Tesla Firmware Updates

Tesla starts rolling out biggest software update ever with Spotify, Netflix, YouTube, and more [The Verge]

Amazon’s New Echo Range Echo Range Echo Range

Amazon 2019 hardware event: the 14 new devices and how to buy them [TechRadar]
New Echo devices inbound! [EFTM]
Amazon exec sells new ear buds while wearing one of Apple’s AirPods [ZDNet]

Google Copies Apple

Google Launches New $4.99 ‘Play Pass’ Service on Android Devices to Compete with Apple Arcade [MacRumours]

Babies On A Plane
Airline introduces baby seat map to allow passengers to avoid infants [CNN]

Check Check 1.. 2.. m8

The ‘Checkm8’ exploit isn’t a big deal to iPhone or iPad users, and here’s why [AppleInsider]

Mostly Made In The USA

Apple’s new Mac Pro to be made in Texas [Apple]


Spider-Man returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Sony and Disney strike a new deal [The Verge]

Apple Streaming Direct To Cinemas

Apple Sets Its First Three Cinema Releases [Dark Horizons]


Phoebe Waller-Bridge signs Amazon deal [TV Tonight]

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