The One With Two Marks: Telstra vs the 5G nutjobs, Britain’s free internet plan, Apple announce the new 16″ MacBook and Disney+ has launched [Episode 316]

Andy Blume, Mark Macdowell and guest host Mark Havas are back in the studio with this week’s look at all things geek.

This week’s stories:

5G, 5x The Stupidity

Telstra calls for government help to combat 5G fears [Computerworld]
The science is clear; we’ve more to fear from baby monitors than 5G [The Sydney Morning Herald]

iVote, youVote, weallVote

Report exposes flaw in iVote system used in NSW election [University Of Melbourne]
Researchers warn further flaws may be found in NSW’s iVote [Computerworld]
iVote online and telephone voting [NSW Electoral Commission]

Free English Internets

British Labour pledges free full-fibre broadband for all premises [IT News]
Labour’s free broadband plan fires up the election battle [The Guardian]


Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales has quietly launched a Facebook rival social network [ZDNet]

Project Nightingale

Project Nightingale: Google probed over US patient data deal [BBC News]
Google signs healthcare data and cloud computing deal with Ascension [IT News]
Google’s Totally Creepy, Totally Legal Health-Data Harvesting [The Atlantic]

The Surface Pro X Sucks

Review: Microsoft Surface Pro X [Wired]
I tried the Surface Pro X, Microsoft’s slim new $1,000 laptop with long battery life, a brand-new processor, and huge potential [Business Insider]
Hands on: Surface Pro X Review [Trusted Reviews]

16″ Of Macbook

Apple introduces 16-inch MacBook Pro, the world’s best pro notebook [Apple]
16-Inch MacBook Pro Debuts With New Magic Keyboard, Physical Esc Key, Up to 64GB of RAM, and More [MacRumours]


The glitchy debut of Disney Plus is the stuff of tech launch nightmares [Washington Post]
With a compelling offering Disney+ enters the Australian streaming wars [The Sydney Morning Herald]

Nine Nine Renewed For Eight Eight

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Snags Early Season 8 Renewal on NBC [Hollywood Reporter]

You’re Jokering, Right?

‘Joker’ to cross $1bn global box office on Friday [ScreenDaily]

Other stuff we mentioned:

Standing Committee On Communications And The Arts – Inquiry Into 5G In Australia – Submissions [Parliament Of Australia]

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