Instagram Bad For Your Mental Health, Google I/O 2017 & Foxtel Play Channel Cull [Episode 198]

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

Show Notes:
Almost all WannaCry victims were running Windows 7 [The Verge]
This man saved the NHS from a huge hack. What happened next was terrible [The Independent]
Key passport system goes down [Computerworld Australia]
MyGov gets a makeover [iTnews]
Canberra’s community radio to go to digital after federal budget boost [The Canberra Times]
Goodbye And Good Riddance To Voat, Reddit’s Gross Clone [Gizmodo Australia]
‘Fuelling a mental health crisis’: Instagram worst social network for young people’s mental health [The Age]
Theresa May to shut down the internet as we know it [The Independent]
Everything new about Android O from Google I/O [The Age]
In challenge to Siri, Google Assistant is coming to iPhone [The Age]
Google Home smart speaker is coming to Australia [The Age]
19 channels deleted from Foxtel Play lineup but broadcaster won’t say why [Mumbrella]
Netflix is working on a Dark Crystal prequel series [The Verge]
Renewed: Arrested Development [TV Tonight]
Netflix to produce first original Australian series, Tidelands [The Age]
The First Trailer For Seth MacFarlane’s Star Trek Spoof The Orville Looks Perfect [Gizmodo Australia]

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WannaCry Ransomware Attack, MP3 Is Dead & Netflix Testing Weekend Price Surge [Episode 197]

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

Show Notes:
Jessica Reesby [Reesby Recruitment]
At least three Australian businesses hit by WannaCrypt [Computerworld Australia]
Microsoft releases WannaCrypt patch for Windows XP, Server 2003 [iTnews]
You Can Now Pre-Order Tesla’s Solar Roof In Australia [Gizmodo Australia]
MP3 is dead, long live AAC [Engadget]
Amazon officially unveils touchscreen Echo Show [The Verge]
WannaCrypt: what you need to know about the global ransomware cyber attack [The Age]
No More Ransom [The No More Ransom Project]
Apple buys Beddit, a sleep-tracking company with existing Apple Watch app [Ars Technica]
AutoSleep. Auto Sleep Tracker for Watch [App Store]
Which Of Your Fave U.S. TV Shows Has Been Cancelled Or Renewed? [Pedestrian.tv]
NBC uncanceled Timeless, thanks to pressure from fans [The Verge]
Netflix Is Testing A Price Hike On Weekends [Gizmodo Australia]
‘Deadpool’ Animated Series Co-Created by Donald Glover Lands at FXX [Variety]

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NBN Tax, Microsoft Surface Laptop & Foxtel Seeks To Block More Piracy Sites [Episode 196]

Andy Blume and Daniel Olivares are back in the studio with this week’s look at all things Geek. Special Guest: Nathan Littel.

Show Notes:
Govt to introduce legislation for broadband tax [iTnews]
Telstra and Optus off the hook as ACCC recommends no change to mobile roaming [ABC News]
Victorian government pledges AU$25m for mobile, broadband, Wi-Fi coverage [ZDNet]
‘Revenge porn’: one in five report they have been victims in Australian survey [The Guardian]
Facebook hiring 3000 to stop murders and violence being streamed live [The Age]
Microsoft unveils $999 Surface Laptop running Windows 10 S [The Verge]
Window 10 S devices can be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro for $49 [The Verge]
Amazon Prime Video may finally be coming to Apple TV [iLounge]
Major apps abandoning Apple Watch, including Google Maps, Amazon & eBay [AppleInsider]
Gymaholic – Your workout and progress tracker [iTunes]
‘Flying Doctors’ star Val Jellay dies from pneumonia, aged 89 [The Age]
Collingwood great Lou Richards dies [ABC News]
Foxtel launches new round of piracy site blocking applications [ABC News]
Netflix Adds Warnings to ’13 Reasons Why’ Following Criticism [The Hollywood Reporter]

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AFP Metadata Breach, Facebook & Google Tackle Fake News & Netflix Hacker Threat [Episode 195]

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

Show Notes:
The Australian Federal Police Accessed Journalist’s Metadata Without A Warrant [Gizmodo Australia]
Telcos slammed for selling $200-a-month phone plans to people on welfare [SMH]
Reddit is putting limits on subreddit customization, and users are worried [The Verge]
Facebook and Google Are Testing Tools to Fight Fake News [Adweek]
Apple Music’s Original TV Plans Now Include Potential Shows and Videos From J.J. Abrams and R. Kelly [MacRumors]
Musical.ly syncs up with Apple Music [Recode]
Netflix Is Spending Some Serious Money On Scorsese’s Latest Gangster Epic [Esquire UK]
‘Orange Is The New Black’: Hacker Says He Stole New Season, Demands Ransom From Netflix [Deadline]
Netflix Hacker Also Claims Theft From ABC, Fox, IFC, National Geographic [Variety]
‘Roseanne’ Revival in the Works With Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert [Variety]
Richard Wilkins celebrates 30 Years at Nine [TV Tonight]

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eBay In GST Standoff, Plastc Smart Card Folds & Monkey Magic Reboot [Episode 194]

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

Show Notes:
This $400 appliance that squeezes juice out of a bag appears unnecessary [Ars Technica]
TPG savaged in $1b sell-off after mobile network plans revealed [The Canberra Times]
Volkswagen just got slapped with the largest fine for automakers [NBC News]
eBay threatens to block Australian shoppers over GST [The Age]
IT’S OFFICIAL: Amazon is taking on retailing in Australia with a ‘vast selection’ and ‘fast delivery’ [Business Insider Australia]
Plastc swiped $9 million from backers and just completely vanished [The Verge]
Facebook releases timeline of Cleveland shooting videos [TechCrunch]
Apple apologizes to users for mistakenly saying their paid iCloud subscription was cancelled [AppleInsider]
Apple Hires Top Google Satellite Executives for New Hardware Team [Bloomberg]
iTunes Podcasts Now Called Apple Podcasts [The Mac Observer]
The latest iPhone 8 leak suggests Apple might make a big change to the fingerprint sensor [Business Insider]
Happy Days star Erin Moran dead at 56 [The Age]
Gold Logie 2017 winner Samuel Johnson edges out favourite as Molly steals show [The Age]
Monkey Magic reboot series is on its way [Essential Kids]
Why are there no Chinese actors in The Legend of the Monkey? [News.com.au]

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