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Oct 31

Tech Actually Ep106 – The Angel of Death

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 wade our way through some listener feedback and take a look at iDos, the latest casualty of the App Store. All this as well as our usual light hearted look at the week in tech. So sit back and enjoy the show.

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Feedback & Follow Up

Listener GeekBetty and Listener DeltaKnight both sent in the link to this horrific looking thing. Not only will the robot’s kill us, now we seem to want them to replace us.
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/27/actroid-f-the-angel-of-death-robot-coming-to-a-hospital-near-yo/

And while we are talking about robots, DeltaKnight has pointed us to this one
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/24/fauxhawk-robot-exterminates-wasps-is-something-of-a-fashion-vic/
How long until the Wasp Killer become the human killer!

And he also points us to this little War Games number
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/10/us-lost-command-of-one-ninth-of-intercontinental-missiles/

Our listener Tristen also wrote us a wonderful telling us his feelings towards the N8. He also shared with us a disturbing issue with Android Apps.
http://www.gaj-it.com/25434/25434/

And finally RogueShire sent us this great Halloween Costume
http://gizmodo.com/5675561/the-best-iphone-4-costume-conceivable

This Week

The NBN needs $150 million dollars worth of batteries!
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/nbn-batteries-to-cost-150m-a-year/story-e6frg6nf-1225944418464

Graphene, is it the new Zinc Oxide?
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/10/water-plus-graphene-will-soon-equal-computers/

Do we take the jet or the helicopter? Why not both!
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/10/watch-darpas-retractable-rotor-helicopter-concept-redefine-flight/

Is the Playstation Phone real or a hoax?
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/26/the-playstation-phone/

The Bill Gates household has got to get over the prejudice
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/10/melinda-gates-denies-her-children-the-sweet-delicious-temptation-of-apple-procudts/

Feature of the Week

Josh tell us about iDos, the Dos emulator for iPad.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/10/apple-approved-dos-emulator-for-ipad-is-like-the-original/

Apps of the Week

This week David recommends ‘Dawn of the Dead’ for iPhone by Bytemark Games (free) and ‘Land Air Sea Warfare HD’ for iPad by Isotope 244 ($12.99) and Josh recommends ‘Audio Memos’ for iPad by Imesart (free) and ‘Galaxy on Fire 2’ for iPhone by Fishlabs ($8.99), ‘Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus’ for iPad by Gameloft ($12.99) and ‘Battle for Wesnoth’ for iPad by Kyle Poole ($1.19).

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

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