Toilet Paper Discussion: Red Cross fundraising drama, Amazon launches Flex, ST:Picard and Vale Terry Jones [Episode 320]

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

This week’s stories:

ESA’s AWS Drama

AWS outage cripples ACT Emergency Services Agency website as Canberra bushfire rages [ITNews]
AWS suffers cloud problems in Sydney region [ITNews]

Great, another source of anxiety

Victoria rolls out electric car charging stations to tackle ‘range anxiety’ [The Age]

People are seeing red and are very cross

Red Cross goes offline in bid to protect staff after security incident [The Age]

CES 2020

Samsung Sero TV is TikTok ready – and heading to the West [TechRadar]
Sony surprises with an electric concept car called the Vision-S [The Verge]
Inside Intel’s Ghost Canyon NUC, the incredibly small modular desktop PC [The Verge]
CES 2020: highlights, video and everything announced at the world’s biggest tech show [TechRadar]

Flexing their muscles

Amazon moves to bypass couriers with everyday Aussies delivering parcels: Amazon Flex [ETFM]

Unencrypted iCloud Backups

Exclusive: Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained – sources [Reuters]

Two down, four to go

Terry Jones of Monty Python fame dies aged 77; Eric Idle, John Cleese and Michael Palin pay tribute [ABC News]

Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Picard knows Star Trek is a hard sell in 2020 [The Verge]
Star Trek: Picard is a fresh look at Trek with phasers set to angry [Cnet]

Who needs the Kwik-E-Mart?

Hank Azaria will no longer voice The Simpsons’ Apu [The New Daily]

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