Goodbye Talking Clock, Apple Settle Qualcomm Dispute & Sony Details PlayStation 5 [Episode 286]

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

Show Notes:
Foot traffic down by a million as Fed Square pressures Andrews government on funding [The Age]
Outrage aside, would an Apple store at Fed Square have been so bad? [The Age]
Lyft sued by investors over sinking stock [SFGATE]
Australian Electoral Commission boots online blitz to counter fake news [iTnews]
Electoral Commission spins up cyber ops centre [iTnews]
Federal Court finds ticket reseller Viagogo misled consumers [ABC News]
At the third stroke, there will be … no more dial-up talking clock [SMH]
Samsung’s folding phone breaking after just days, reviewers say [The Age]
Porn sites must age-verify British users starting July 15 [Ars Technica]
Notre Dame: YouTube’s New Fact-Check Tool Attached An Article About 9/11 To Videos Of The Fire [BuzzFeed News]
Facebook says it stored millions of Instagram passwords unencrypted on its servers [Recode]
Apple and Qualcomm Bury the Hatchet; Sign New Patent and Chip Supply Agreements [AnandTech]
Apple Reportedly Plans to Launch Revised 4.7-inch iPhone 8 in March 2020 to Boost Share of Mid-Tier Smartphone Market [MacRumors]
Sony reveals PlayStation 5 details: 8K graphics, ray tracing, SSDs, and PS4 backwards compatibility [The Verge]
The Xbox One S All Digital Edition Has Been Officially Announced [Press Start Australia]
Game of Thrones Season Premiere Pirated 54 million Times in a Day’ [TorrentFreak]
Netflix execs say they’ll finally start releasing viewership data soon [The Verge]

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Canberra Drone Delivery Service, Uber IPO & Disney+ Streaming Service [Episode 285]

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

Show Notes:
Telstra, TPG, Vocus and Optus say they aren’t an NBN bottleneck [iTnews]
Optus sets $85 a month as its new entry-level NBN price [iTnews]
Labor’s NBN policy headlined by in-home wiring upgrades but no fibre ‘quick fix’ [ABC News]
Labor’s NBN Plan [Australian Labor Party]
Wing launches commercial drone delivery service in Canberra, Australia [VentureBeat]
Uber kicks off its bid to become a public company [The Verge]
Tesla’s Model 3 pricing shenanigans are getting ridiculous [Mashable]
First ever black hole image released [BBC News]
It looks like Apple is about to break up iTunes [The Verge]
Apple Podcasts now supports web playback, episode pages, more [9To5Mac]
Watch the first ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’ trailer here [Engadget]
Star Wars movies will go on hiatus after ‘Episode IX,’ and not a moment too soon [Mashable]
Disney+ will be available on November 12th for $6.99 a month [The Verge]
News Corp approaches Nine about Stan partnership [SMH]
The Simpsons will stream exclusively on Disney+ [The Verge]
After a bloody decade, and almost a billion dollars, winter is here [SMH]
Netflix isn’t killing movie theaters: Viewers who stream more also go to cinemas more [CNBC]

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Tech In Budget 2019, Apple Fed Square Setback & Shazam! Rules Box Office [Episode 284]

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

Show Notes:
Australia Passes Law to Punish Social Media Companies for Violent Posts [The New York Times]
Social media firms to be penalised for not removing child abuse [The Guardian]
Facebook bans foreign political ads in the lead up to the Australian election [ABC News]
You Can’t ‘Waste’ Your Vote! [Chicken Nation]
Budget 2019 IT measures in brief: the list so far [iTnews]
Google shuts failed social network Google+ [BBC News]
Cloudflare’s privacy-focused DNS app adds a free VPN [Engadget]
Internet Reacts To Prince Harry Calling For Fortnite Ban [Kotaku Australia]
Technology Choice Program [NBN Co]
Apple store plans shelved after heritage authorities say ‘no’ [The Age]
More people pay for Apple Music than Spotify in the US now [Ars Technica]
Beats’ new Powerbeats Pro are AirPods with a longer battery life and better fit [The Verge]
‘Shazam!’ $159.1m debut rules global box office [Screen International]
Joker trailer arrives to tease unsettling origin story [Den Of Geek]

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Labor’s EV Policy, Apple Cancels AirPower & Vale Geoff Harvey [Episode 283]

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

Show Notes:
Millions of customers’ data accessed in second Toyota hack [iTnews]
New laws could see social media bosses jailed for failing to combat terrorist content in wake of Christchurch shootings [ABC News]
NBN Co makes final move to kill off 12Mbps broadband plans [iTnews]
50% of new cars to be electric vehicles by 2030 under Labor climate change policy [The Guardian]
Lyft Valued at $22.4 Billion After Rising in Trading Debut [Bloomberg]
Women-only ride-sharing startup Shebah bags $3 million in biggest-ever equity-crowdfunding raise [SmartCompany]
Apple cancels AirPower product, citing inability to meet its high standards for hardware [TechCrunch]
Apple Announces Apple News+ $9.99 a Month Subscription Service With Access to Over 300 Publications [MacRumors]
Thoughts on Apple’s News+, Card, Arcade, and TV+ event — something for everyone [9to5Mac]
Apple Arcade: Details On The New Game Subscription Service [GameSpot]
Goldman Sachs says it is ‘exploring international opportunities’ to launch Apple Card outside the US in the future [9to5Mac]
Vale: Geoff Harvey [TV Tonight]
YouTube cancels premium original shows ahead of Apple’s streaming service event [Mashable]

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Microsoft’s Chromium Edge, Google Stadia & 14M Aussies Pay For SVOD [Episode 282]

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

Show Notes:
Apple Music [Google Play]
Melbourne commuters to use their phones as a Myki, but only if they’re on Android [ABC News]
Telstra, Optus and Vodafone temporarily block websites after Christchurch attack [iTnews]
TPG’s Teoh ‘disappointed’ with merger decision delay [The Age]
Google unveils Stadia cloud gaming service, launches in 2019 [The Verge]
Microsoft’s new Chromium Edge browser leaked online [The Verge]
Scooti, the Uber for scooters, has pulled up in Melbourne [Yahoo Finance Australia]
Hardware meets software: Bunnings starts move into online shopping [SMH]
Myer to stop selling Apple products [The Age]
Here’s everything Apple announced this week from AirPods to iMacs [AppleInsider]
Special Event With Humorous ‘Live Stream’ of Steve Jobs Theater [MacRumors]
WSJ details how Tim Cook steered Apple towards Services since 2014, confirms $9.99/mo each for Starz/Showtime/HBO TV and News [9to5 Mac]
Marvel To Sell Off Netflix Show Costumes & Props [Dark Horizons]
Report: 11m Netflix subscribers, 2.6m for Stan [TV Tonight]
Disney Closes $71 Billion 21st Century Fox Deal [Variety]
The Walt Disney Company [Disney]

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