For Monday we talk about this week’s new Australian Netflix releases, Apple Arcades early access program and SpaceX’s orbiting Tesla Roadstar completes its first lap around the sun.
Topic 1 – Netflix Australian Releases – August 19
Here is your Netflix binge-list for the week, fresh from the Australian servers! This week’s highlights include the racing car series Hyperdrive, the critically acclaimed documentary American Factory and the classic cop drama Training Day starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke.
Topic 2 – Apple Arcade, Early Access Program
Apple Arcade is headed to an iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV near you this fall. We have no idea what day it’ll launch or how much it’ll cost, but we’re finding out today that Apple has opened up an early access program, but it’s not for everyone. Apple employees are the only ones invited to the beta testing program and 9to5Mac has a contact on the inside (lucky devils).
In this early access phases, according to 9to5Mac, includes a small subscription price of $0.49 per month with a one-month free trial to start (this is almost definitely not the final price of a subscription to Apple Arcade). The trial is set to end “with the launch of iOS 13.”
Topic 3 – SpaceX Tesla completes a full orbit around the sun
The Tesla Roadster that SpaceX sent into outer space in Feb. 2018 has now completed one full orbit around the sun. The distance “driven” amounts to roughly 762 million miles which, according to Where Is Roadster?, means the car’s 36,000 mile warranty has been exceeded more than 21,000 times.