Nerd Factor 15

By Andy Blume

An Australian-based podcast that brings you the week's tech, gadget, entertainment and pop-culture news in around 15 minutes. No babble and no nonsense.

  1. 1.
    Episode 49: ... and thanks for all the fish.
    2:30
  2. 2.
    Episode 48: 5G spectrum auction winners announced, Apple's Spring Loaded event round-up, Discord walks away from sale talks and The Bill might return as a reboot
    16:32
  3. 3.
    Episode 47: Federal Court finds Google misled consumers, Menulog will trial minimum wage for couriers, Discord to block NSFW content and Apple's Spring Loaded event
    15:24
  4. 4.
    Episode 46: Dutton sues social media users, LinkedIn user data dump found online, Yahoo Answers to close and Picard S2 teaser trailer
    16:42
  5. 5.
    Episode 45: Nine Network victim of cyber attack, NSW begins Opal multi-modal trial, WWDC goes online again and Ubiquiti breach worse than announced
    16:44
  6. 6.
    Episode 44: Telstra to split into four divisions, Microsoft might be buying Discord, Turing to appear on £50 note and vale Jessica Walter
    17:20
  7. 7.
    Episode 43: Google review defamation case blocked, Google drops developer commission, Instagram for kids and a court bans Garamond
    16:02
  8. 8.
    Episode 42: HealthEngine to run COVID-19 vaccination platform, PayPal announces BNPL service and OVH data centre fire
    16:32
  1. 9.
    Episode 41: CommBank joins CDR scheme, Apple Watch ECG approval and serious Exchange exploits found
    15:26
  2. 10.
    Episode 40: Australian news returns to Facebook, online safety amendment enters Parliament, Twitter announces Super Follows and new tracking protection in Firefox
    18:00
  3. 11.
    Episode 39: Facebook removes Australian news content, LastPass restricts free tier options, Uber suffers UK court blow and new ABC diversity guidelines
    18:41
  4. 12.
    Episode 38: Media codes to go before parliament, new high speed fibre backhaul for Australia, YouTube prank goes wrong and Brooklyn Nine Nine to end
    16:27
  5. 13.
    Episode 37: Microsoft wants Bing to replace Google, Oxfam in suspected data breach, Jeff Bezos steps down from Amazon and vale Cpt Sir Tom Moore
    19:19
  6. 14.
    Episode 36: Reddit takes on hedge funds, Google to stop tracking iOS users, General Motors to move to all-EV fleet and vale Cloris Leachman
    18:32
  7. 15.
    Episode 35: Kogan fined for spam law breach, ACT offer free EV rego, RasPi Pico launched and vale Larry King
    18:22
  8. 16.
    Episode 34: Google tests excluding news from search results, Parler dropped from AWS, users abandon WhatsApp and Solomon Islands plan to block Facebook dropped
    17:46
  9. 17.
    Episode 33: Ambulance patient data published online, SOS sent with drone help, Trump permabanned everywhere and Apple in early talks for car production
    16:54
  10. 18.
    Episode 32: Adobe Flash Player is dead, Ticketmaster fined for competitor hack and Cyberpunk 2077 devs sued
    10:12
  11. 19.
    Episode 31: Tyro Payments agree to spam enforcement action, Facebook go hard over iOS privacy, Make Twitter Passwords Strong Again and Cyberpunk 2077 players eligible for refunds
    17:16
  12. 20.
    Episode 30: Flight Centre’s privacy breach, Vic Govt’s voucher site crashes, AWS announces Melbourne region and Apple’s new AirPods Max
    17:16
  13. 21.
    Episode 29: Australia’s new surveillance laws, Sydney wants electric buses by 2030, Facebook’s UK media deal and new films to stream on HBO Max
    15:28
  14. 22.
    Episode 28: ABC & SBS included in draft media code, Vic Govt launch contact tracing platform, PayPal upsets Aussie traders and content quotas proposed for SVOD services
    15:40
  15. 23.
    Episode 27: ASX suspends trading after botched software update, Epic v Apple comes to Australia, GitHub restores youtube-dl and Nine departs Willoughby
    17:03
  16. 24.
    Episode 26: Year 12 students locked out of electronic exam, Apple’s M1 chip, the return of Little Bobby Tables and vale Alex Trebek
    16:37
  17. 25.
    Episode 25: Tesla battery coming to Victoria, Qantas moving to customer self-service, Proctorio abuses DMCA process and vale John Sessions
    16:09
  18. 26.
    Episode 24: ACMA asks for more regulatory powers, Uber wants to photograph your licence, Zoom offers full encryption and a delayed game brings death threats
    16:16
  19. 27.
    Episode 23: Australia needs its own social network, TPG's new Felix brand, Google hit with antitrust suit and Quibi closes after six months
    17:52
  20. 28.
    Episode 22: Murdoch petition brings down APH website, democracy sausages delivered by drone, British Airways fined £20m after hack and ST:DSC renewed for fourth season
    15:44
  21. 29.
    Episode 21 (Special): Apple October 2020 Event Wrap Up
    8:18
  22. 30.
    Episode 20: Woolworths open automated fulfilment centre, Apple's T2 chip has a serious flaw, US Congress tech monopoly report and The West Wing returns for election special
    16:46
  23. 31.
    Episode 19: Viagogo fined $7m for deceptive conduct, DFAT can't use email properly, New Pixel 5G handsets and kid's shows could disappear from TV
    16:47
  24. 32.
    Episode 18: NBN to receive major upgrades, MyGovID exploit discovered, Microsoft buys ZeniMax Media and another TikTok & WeChat update
    16:11
  25. 33.
    Episode 17: Labor want ABC & SBS to benefit from media regulations, Tony Abbott prefers a window seat, Trump's TikTok tantrum & Sony announces PS5 pricing and dates
    15:24
  26. 34.
    Episode 16 (Special): Apple September 2020 Event Wrap Up
    8:14
  27. 35.
    Episode 15: ACCC's app marketplace inquiry, graphic video shared on Facebook & TikTok, Portland bans facial recognition tech and Microsoft announces Xbox pricing & dates
    16:14
  28. 36.
    Episode 14: Facebook's threat to ban Australian news, unregulated buy now pay later services, new video hardware from Nvidia and Germany considering Apple anti-trust investigation
    15:18
  29. 37.
    Episode 13: AusPost package tracking goes down, Facebook doesn't like iOS privacy controls, Amazon launch new fitness tracker and Bella Thorne joins OnlyFans
    16:24
  30. 38.
    Episode 12: Google's open letter to users, NBN Co agree to service level penalties, Uber & Lyft suspend Californian operations and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 lands
    15:58
  31. 39.
    Episode 11: Personal privacy doesn't matter in COVID-19 times, Fortnite pulled from Apple & Google stores, anti-5G group crowdfund legal action and Channel Ten announce changes to news
    15:52
  32. 40.
    Episode 10: Australia's new cybersecurity strategy, Trump bans TikTok, Microsoft Excel is altering your DNA and vale Wilford Brimley
    16:10
  33. 41.
    Episode 9: Facebook & Google to pay media companies for content, TIO sees a huge rise in complaints, CES moves to an online model for 2021 and Channel Nine cutting back regional news bulletins
    15:34
  34. 42.
    Episode 8: NBN user downloads 35Tb in a month, Apple sued over gift card scams, Twitter bans QAnon content and Nielsen falls victim to ransomware
    13:57
  35. 43.
    Episode 7: Kogan breached advertising laws, Twitter hit with a serious bitcoin scam, EU implements new rules for app platforms and Microsoft's Flight Simulator taking off soon
    15:21
  36. 44.
    Episode 6: Telstra moving call centres back home, TikTok could be banned in Australia, farewell to Qantas 747's and The Wonder Years to be rebooted
    15:43
  37. 45.
    Episode 5: Woolworths hit with record fine for spam, Australia's Consumer Data Right launches, Facebook's advertising boycott and vale Carl Reiner
    14:50
  38. 46.
    Episode 4 (Special): Apple WWDC 2020 Keynote Wrap Up
    13:18
  39. 47.
    Episode 3: Another COVIDSafe app flaw, Zoom reverses encryption decision, Hey vs Apple and 30 Rock returns
    15:13
  40. 48.
    Episode 2: Lion hit by serious cyber attack, Twitter fact-checking 5G tweets, Apple rumoured to be moving to ARM-based processors and Sony unveil the PlayStation 5
    15:40
  41. 49.
    Episode 1: ACCC goes after EB Games, bank transfers used to harrass, new electric buses and the new Atari VCS console
    17:27

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