Mark, but not Mark: More Google review legal shenannigans, fooling a Telsa with 2″ of tape, new Apple products and Seven West Media selloff [Episode 324]

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

This week’s stories:

Scooti Whooti?

Scooti on 3AW [UberPeople]
Combined Notice Of Appointment And First Meeting Of Creditors Of Company Under Administration [ASIC]

Federal Court: 5 Stars

Gangland lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson launches court action to unmask Google reviewer [ABC News]

A tax? On my intarwebs? It’s more likely than you think.

Broadband tax bill gets senate committee green light [ITNews]
Explanatory Memorandum [Australian Parliament]


Twitter is considering warning users when politicians post misleading tweets [Vox]
Twitter is testing new ways to fight misinformation — including a community-based points system [NBC]

88 MPH

Hackers stuck a 2-inch strip of tape on a 35-mph speed sign and successfully tricked 2 Teslas into accelerating to 85 mph [Business Insider]

Obligatory Apple stuff

Apple Media Event Rumored for End of March, ‘iPhone SE 2’ Launch on April 3 [MacRumours]
$399 “AirPods Generation X” appear in the inventory logs at Target [AppleInformed]
Target inventory system also includes placeholder listings for new Apple TV, iPod touch, and Apple Watch bands [9to5Mac]
Digitimes: New ’12-inch’ iPad Pro in production with 3D-sensing rear camera, likely March launch [9to5Mac]

Vale Larry Tesler

Larry Tesler, the Apple employee who invented cut, copy and paste, dies at 74 [Cult of Mac]

Vale Jens Nygaard Knudsen

LEGO design legend Jens Nygaard Knudsen passes away [Brick Fanatics]
Creator of LEGO figure Jens Nygaard Knudsen dead at 78 [Deccan Herald]

Seven West Media Goes West

Seven West Media studios business looked at by ITV [The Age]

Other stuff we mentioned this week:

NBN Co sees 250Mbps take-up rise after price cut [ITNews]

Brisbane to get 60 all-electric mass transit vehicles for metro fleet [The Driven]
BMW launches wireless electric car charging system touted as convenient but inefficient [Electrek]
Israel tests wireless charging roads for electric vehicles [Scientific American]

DC Super Heroes Series [Lego]