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Oct 24

Tech Actually Ep105 – Robots Can Lie

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 two events: The Nokia N8 launch and the October Apple announcement. Josh and I had the opportunity to go to the Nokia event and we have an N8 to talk about. So sit back and enjoy the show. You show links follow:

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Feedback

Listener Atrus Pilgrim has sent us an email to support our Robot Apocalypse theory – Robots that can lie!
http://gizmodo.com/346029/scientists-invent-robots-that-lie-real-bender-closer-than-ever

Now we also got an email from our listener DeltaKnight that contains so many links of geek goodness that we have moved it to the After Show to really explore his links.

This Week

Event 1 – The Nokia N8 Launch

This week Josh and I had the opportunity to to go to the launch event for the new Nokia N8, we have also had the phone to play with for a week, were are our thoughts:

Key Features: 12 megapixel camera, 720p HD video record and playback, Symbian^3, HDMI out, USB to Go, AMOLED screen, Ovi Store

Find out more about the handset here:
http://www.nokia.com.au/find-products/all-phones/nokia-n8

Event 2 – Apple’s Back to the Mac Announcement

Apple holds a small event to announce the new iLife ’11
http://www.apple.com/au/ilife/

Facetime beta for the Mac
http://www.apple.com/au/mac/facetime/

A preview of the App Store for Mac and OS X Lion due in in Summer 2011
http://www.apple.com/au/macosx/lion/

and two new Macbook Airs
http://www.apple.com/au/macbookair/

Apps of the Week

Our pick of the week in iPhone/iPad apps. David picked ‘Tesla Toy’ (for the iPhone/iPad – free) by PDJ and ‘Super Puzzle’ (for iPad) by Mictel for $5.99. Josh picked ‘Good Reader’ (iPad) by Good.iWare Ltd. for $2.49, ‘Private Journal’ (iPad) by Yoobee for free, ‘Puzzle Quest HD’ (iPad) by TransGaming for $5.99 and ‘Cartoon Wars 2’ (iPhone) by Blue GNC for $1.19.

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

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