Yep, Jess said “f*ck”: Melbourne’s new eSports venue, Porsche unveils new electric vehicle and Amazon’s pay-by-hand checkouts [Episode 306]

Phil Edwards, Andy Blume and guest host Jessica Reesby are back in the studio with this week’s look at all things Geek.

This week’s stories:

Queensland’s digital ID trial

Queensland reveals first trial sites for digital licences [ITNews]

Melbourne’s new eSports venue

Melbourne is getting the largest games & eSports space in the southern hemisphere [Press Start]
Melbourne’s getting a huge eSports arena [Kotaku]

HoR eVoting: lolnope

‘Unworkable’: Government drops electronic voting for House of Representatives [SBS News]

Porsche’s new all-electric vehicle

Taking on Tesla: Porsche officially launches its first electric car [The Age]

Amazon’s pay-by-hand checkouts

Amazon is reportedly working on a new payment system that would let you check out at Whole Foods by simply waving your hand over a sensor [Business Insider]
Amazon’s first checkout-free grocery store opens on Monday [The Guardian] (January 2018)

Will Facebook hide “likes”?

Facebook hints at hiding ‘likes’ [BBC News]
Facebook hides like counts in experiment, too [Jane Manchun Wong]
@wongmjane [Twitter] (April 2019)

Apple’s rumoured Tile competitor

Apple’s Tile competitor will include ‘Items’ tab in iOS 13’s Find My App and much more [MacRumours]
Kuo: ‘Apple Tags’ to feature ultra-wideband technology, likely far more precise than Tile’s trackers [MacRumours]

ABC’s viral Content content goes viral

The ABC’s new comedy about social media has accidentally gone viral IRL [Pedestrian]
@ABCTV [Twitter]
@charlottenicdao [Twitter]

Joker gets a gong

‘Joker’ wins 2019 Venice Golden Lion [Screen Daily]

Apple are bastards

Apple cancels TV Plus show about two men who go on a shooting spree [The Verge]

Other stuff we mentioned:

Museum of Australian Democracy (Old Parliament House)

Kopi Luwak (the world’s most expensive coffee)

Dolby Fidelio wireless audio system

Reesby Recruitment

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