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ITT 017: Extra-Long Election Special! Feat. Apple's HomePod and phone problems

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Britons - including honorary locals Josh and Ed - headed to the polls today after an election campaign that involved both some seriously positive and negative attention on some of the world's largest tech companies. What did Facebook, YouTube and others do to try and get out the youth vote, and will it make a difference to the result?

Also, this week was Apple's annual World Wide Developers' Conference, and they finally took the wraps off its HomePod speakers, which feature Siri in a bid to compete with the established Google Home and Amazon Echo products. But, at an eye-watering $349 and with Siri's - and even Apple's - reputation in the toilet, is it too little, too late, and just too high a price tag?

Finally, Michele our Techno Dinosaur bought a new phone recently, but she's having trouble getting her contacts transferred over from her old handset. And Oli makes a guest appearance on our Dinosaur segment as he tried to work out how to best keep his photos all in one place.

Recorded on 8 June 2017 at Park Town Studios, London, England. All rights reserved.

Music: "Nano Hoedown", "Secret of Tiki Island", "Wagon Wheel", "Wagon Wheel - Electronic"; Kevin MacLeod (; Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0;