Amazon’s Astro robot, Google vs ACCC round 3, RIP Apple Lightning? Vertical Hold ep 348
Who’s going to pay a premium price for an Amazon Alexa based home robot? What’s the ACCC’s latest plan to limit Google’s power? Speaking of power, is the EU’s move to limit chargers to USB C only a positive step?
Special Guest Gizmodo Australia editor Asha Barbaschow (@ashabeeeee)
It’s a huge week in tech news, with Amazon announcing everything from sentient home robots to fitness trackers to worksite Ring cameras to kid-friendly projectors to tie-ups with Disney… and we’re getting basically none of that, because Australia. So what goodies did Amazon decide could come down under?
Meanwhile, the ACCC stepped up to Google and declared rather formally that it feels it has too much of the local advertising market — but how do you solve a problem like that in the online world?
Speaking of solving problems, the EU wants to solve the charger problem by standardising on USB C. Only problem is… well, it’s Apple basically. Can a group of slow moving Eurocrats really spell the death of the lightning connector?
All this and special guest Gizmodo Australia editor Asha Barbaschow!