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Feedback & Follow Up
Listener Matt writes to tell us about the spending spree of our government
Listener Northy has found this video about a robot that learns archery – spooky.
Listener DeltaKnight has been hanging out in Gizmodo and sent us an email with our first four stories – thank you Delta
Further evidence of the Robot Apocalypse
Straight from the stories of Star Trek – the artificial heart
Steve Jobs a control freak – no say it isn’t so :-)
Latest high tech transport is postively low tech, oh yeah and Australian!
This Week‘s News
Spielberg now wants the Halo movie rights
Microsoft joins the company buying trend big time – it is eyeing Adobe
Finally someone is taking the term ‘Unlimited broadband’ to task
More mind control stuff – this time a wheelchair
New iPhone bug discovered – Alarm doesn’t take daylight savings into account
CNET has released a great Stuxnet Theory Vs Fact article
Topic of the Week – What’s new with the NBN?
Another quick update on our forthcoming NBN
Tasmanian laws changed to make the NBN roll out run smoother.
The NBN could leave Australia unprepared for cyber attack?
Malcolm Turnbull, in good opposition style, says the NBN will not save people money
Our pick of the week in iPhone/iPad apps. Josh recommends DropText from Invisions Technical Arts (AU$1.19) and the game Sketch Nation Shooter by Engineous Games (free). Shane recommends the IGN App by Fox Interactive (free). David recommends We Farm and We City both from ngmoco (and both free) for the social gamers.
As always this episode carries an explicit tag due to some bad language.
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