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Nov 14

Tech Actually Ep108 – iOS 4.2 Denied

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 while trying not to melt in the heat. This week we are a gadget and iOS news heavy but we still have a little time to mock Josh’s mustache (remember, it’s for a good cause) 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 cold one and enjoy the show.

Tech Actually is recorded live on Saturdays at 12pm (AEST UTC+10). Go to geekactually.com/live to watch it live. Your show notes follow:
This Week

The Impending Robot Apocalypse News

Oh my god, we taste like bacon to robots!!! (via GeekBetty)
http://www.2oceansvibe.com/2010/11/08/wine-tasting-robot-thinks-humans-taste-like-bacon-the-end-is-nigh/

We joke about the impending robot apocalypse and then DARPA just drives it home.
http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2010/11/10/carnegie-mellon-university-to-add-autonomous-flight-to-transformer/

Tech Stuff

The new iPod Nano watch, this is hot.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/11/the-new-and-improved-ipod-nano-watch/

A duel screen tablet, why not just carry a laptop?
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/11/dual-screened-kno-tablet-for-students-will-cost-us899/

But can you use it to type on the iPhone???
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/11/when-a-keyboard-loves-an-iphone-dock/

This is one slick iPad case
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/11/so-you-want-to-turn-your-ipad-into-a-netbook-eh/

Now here is a use for the iPhone that I bet Steve Jobs hadn’t thought of.
http://www.news.com.au/technology/wee-on-your-mobile-phone-check-for-an-std/story-e6frfro0-1225950909678

Call of Duty Black Ops breaks records
http://www.news.com.au/technology/gaming/activision-claims-biggest-entertainment-launch-ever-with-360m-call-of-duty-black-ops-haul/story-e6frfrt9-1225952519430

Traction for the iPhone/iPod Touch screen…. really, why didn’t anyone already think of this before?
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/11/stick-on-buttons-turn-smartphones-into-game-pads

This looks like an awesome new network game.
http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/11/artemis-spaceship-bridge/

Time for DeltaKnight’s history lesson of the week.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/11/hg-wells-foretold-in-1943-that-wed-get-news-from-our-phones/

Feedback

DJ Jayger sent us an awesome new ‘Beat Up of the Week’ theme.

Josh Spencer sent us this great video, proving that not all technology wants to kill us.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOQbVD7F1f4

iOS news and Apps of the Week

Remember Epic Citadel, the amazing demo for iPhone, here come the full game.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/11/infinity-blade-is-the-only-ipod-and-iphone-game-i-want-now/

Our pick of the week in iPhone/iPad apps

David recommends ‘Reckless Racing HD’ for iPad by Electronic Arts ($5.99) and ‘Putt Putt Golf HD’ for iPad by Jump Games ($2.49). Josh recommends ‘Quota for iPad’ by SouthFreo Software ($2.49) and ‘Gun Bros’ for iPhone by Glu (free).

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

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