Engage!: More ransomware drama, new Microsoft Surface products, Apple’s News+ is in Australia and Star Trek Picard gets launch date [Episode 310]

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

This week’s stories:

Tom Holland Saves Spiderman

Iger Confirms Holland Helped Save Spidey [Dark Horizons]

More Hospital Ransomware Drama

Ransomware forces 3 hospitals to turn away all but the most critical patients [Ars Technica]
Cyber health incident [Victorian Government]
Victorian hospitals go offline after ransomware attack [IT News]
Report: Alabama hospitals pay hackers in ransomware attack [ABC News (US)]

DoorDash Lash

Food delivery giant DoorDash accused of signing up restaurants against their will [The Age]


13cabs launches new ‘quick ride’ feature with Apple Pay [IT News]

Facebook’s Libra A Bloody Mess

Facebook’s Libra crypto backers step back amid regulatory pressure [Computerworld]
PayPal becomes first member to exit Facebook’s Libra Association [Reuters]
Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency attacked at Senate hearing [BBC News]

Microsoft’s Surface Event

Microsoft Announces Surface Laptop 3 Family: Now Including 15-Inch Models & Custom AMD Ryzen APUs [AnandTech]
Here’s everything Microsoft announced at its Surface event [Engadget]
Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 3 packs a 10th-gen Intel CPU [Engadget]
Microsoft embraces dual-screen computing with the Surface Neo [Engadget]
Surface Earbuds are Microsoft’s voice-focused true wireless option [Engadget]
Surface Pro X [Microsoft]

Uber Works (sometimes)

Uber Works Officially Launches In Chicago [Uber]
Uber launches staffing business in Chicago [Chicago Business]
Uber launches a shift-work finder app, Uber Works, starting in Chicago [TechCrunch]

That’s A Good Price For 2 Beers

Vendor arrested for charging man $724 for two beers at Dolphins game [NBC News]

Apple News+ Is Here

Apple Launches Apple News+ in the UK and Australia [MacRumours]
Apple’s subscription news service is now available in Australia for $14.99 a month – which is great, if you love women’s mags and News Corp [Business Insider]
How Much Apple News+ Costs In Australia [Gizmodo]

Star Trek Picard/Discovery S3

Picard Is Coming This January, Here’s Yet Another Fabulous Trailer [Gizmodo]
The First Trailer For Star Trek: Discovery’s Third Season Sets Course For A New Future [Gizmodo]

Bad Netflix

Picard Is Coming This January, Here’s Yet Another Fabulous Trailer [Gizmodo]

She’s The One They Call Dr Feelgood

‘Grown-up and rebooted’: Dr Feelgood is returning to national airwaves [The Age]
Dr Feelgood [Dr Feelgood]
Saturday Night with Dr Sally Cockburn [3AW]

Other stuff we mentioned:

Square [Square]

WWV [Wikipedia]

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