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Nov 07

Tech Actually Ep107 – Chika Chika Wow Wow

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 light hearted approach to the week’s tech news, discuss Josh’s mustache and even recommend a few apps for the iPhone and iPad. All this and a little listener feedback as well. So, sit back, grab a cup of something hot and enjoy the show.

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Your show notes follow:

This Week

Once again we dive into the really important issue – R+ for games
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/11/lets-get-ourselves-an-r18-games-rating/

James Cameron says that glasses free 3D is not far away!
http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/11/03/glassesless-3dtv-10-years-james-cameron/

Oh crap, we are running out of Indium tin oxide!
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/10/10-years-to-save-the-touchscreen/

But before we run out of Indium tin oxide, this is a cool bit of tech
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/11/logitechs-solar-powered-keyboard-means-no-batteries-ever-again/

The red shirt nerd is immortalized!
http://www.news.com.au/technology/gaming/wows-newest-npc-red-shirt-guy-ian-bates-is-actually-a-regular-guy/story-e6frfrt9-1225947814869

USB Sticks in the wall?!?!
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/10/theres-a-usb-stick-in-the-brick-wall/

NBN Beat up of the week. Who writes this crap?
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/nbn-upgrade-could-cost-up-to-400-a-room-20101102-17b3g.html
and while we are on the NBN, what is this murmur of the Censorship Filter I hear? Oh, it’s just Conroy beating a dead horse.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/net-censorship-fears-nbn-will-push-filter-plan-20101102-17b4d.html

And finally, really geeky tech stuff, The Enterprise owner’s manual!
http://www.news.com.au/technology/haynes-offers-star-trek-fans-chance-to-get-inside-the-enterprise-engine-room/story-e6frfro0-1225946508166
and an apology from News.com.au
http://www.news.com.au/technology/were-sorry-for-claiming-captain-kirk-was-in-command-of-captain-picards-starship/story-e6frfro0-1225947119042

Feedback & Follow Up

David found some more info on the Virus Battery and he thought he might share.
http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2009/virus-battery-0402.html

Feedback

We got an email from Northy179, he had to share this fantastic geeky video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKhbUjVyKIc

Listener Clarotungul wrote to us and shared these two great links.

The iPhone/iPad VLC Player may be yanked from the App Store
http://gizmodo.com/5678289/vlc-iphone-app-to-be-yanked-from-app-store++by-developer

And The Special Forces choose Android or iOS
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/10/special-forces-want-android-apps-for-warzone-john-maddens/

Apps of the Week

Finally, Dragon’s Lair HD for iPad
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/11/touch-dirk-the-daring-with-dragons-lair-hd-for-ipad/

Our pick of the week in iPhone/iPad apps

David recommends ‘Points Converter’ (iPhone) by Patrick Kongpinda (free). Josh recommends ‘Adobe Ideas 1.0’ (iPhone) by Adobe (free), ‘Phoster’ (iPhone/iPad) by Bucket Labs ($2.49), ‘Penultimate’ (iPad) by Cocoa Box Design ($4.99) and the game ‘Revolt’ (iPhone/iPad) by Kristopher Peterson and Jaap Kreijkamp ($2.49).

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

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