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Oct 03

Tech Actually Ep102 – Get Your Geek Hat On

Hosts: David McVay & Josh Philpott

This is the official tech podcast of geekactually.com. The tech show by geeks for geeks and non-geeks. Accessible tech for everyone is the motto we live by. This week on Tech Actually we take a look at the ultimate gaming beast, zombie Nazis in Call of Duty, Facebook Places in Australia, tragedy strikes Segway, what is the latest on the National Broadband Network and space beer. You show links follow:

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Your show notes follow:

Follow Up:

Remember the Stuxnet worm? Iran has confirmed that systems at their Nuclear facility have been compromised. Suprise Suprise.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/malware-infects-iran-nuclear-station-20100927-15t06.html

This Week:

Is this the future of mobile internet, I hope so – but why Telstra?
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/review-telstra-ultimate-usb-modem-20100927-15u0a.html

In ‘is this really news?’ news – New iPads in the new year might be slimmer and have a camera!?!?!
http://www.news.com.au/technology/goldman-sachs-analysts-say-new-lighter-ipad-will-include-camera-and-min-usb-port/story-e6frfrnr-1225932204061

Do I really want people knowing where I am? Another reason to hate Facebook?
http://www.news.com.au/technology/facebook-launches-places-in-australia-not-identical-to-foursquare-at-all/story-e6frfro0-1225932299348

We here at Geek Actually love Nazi Zombies – Soon you may be able to shoot them
http://www.news.com.au/technology/black-ops-zombie-rumours-refuse-to-die/story-e6frfro0-1225929859034

The gaming beast! Is $23,000 too much to pay for a computer?
http://www.news.com.au/technology/customisable-23000-pc-xbox-360-hybrid/story-e6frfrnr-1225931593269

In really sad news, Segway boss James Heselden drove off a cliff on his Segway.
http://www.news.com.au/technology/segway-boss-dies-after-riding-scooter-off-cliff-in-northern-england/story-e6frfro0-1225930507509

Only in Australia – Space Beer!
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/beam-me-up-shhhcotty–the-aussie-space-beer-with-zero-gravity-20101001-15zzh.html

Topic of the Week – What’s new with the NBN?

Things are not quite all roses for the NBN

Roll out of fibre is kinda held up by legislation
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/vital-nbn-legislation-caught-up-in-senate-delays-20100927-15ssl.html

Telstra doesn’t care about NBN, of course not it’s the competition
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/telstra-nonchalant-on-nbn-20100930-15xux.html

Carlos Slim, the world’s richest telco mogul has slammed the NBN, Conroy fights back
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/conroy-hits-back-at-slim-you-dont-know-what-youre-on-about-20100930-15xqe.html

Just in case you had forgiven Conroy and thought he was on our side now, he still wants the censorship filter
http://www.news.com.au/technology/conroy-not-dropping-internet-filter-despite-being-unlikely-to-get-anywhere/story-e6frfro0-1225930783196

iPhone Apps

Continuing on from last week: Listener DeltaKnight reminded me that we forgot Apple Remote. This is an awesome app for iTunes and AppleTV users. Josh recommends the Drop Box app for online storage.

As always this episode carries an explicit tag due to some bad language.

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