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Jan 17

Geek Actually Ep115 – Five Finger Gestures

Hosted by: David McVay & Josh Philpott

A new year and a new structure, Tech Actually and the Geek Actually After Show have fused like Brundlefly and been reborn simply as the all new Geek Actually. All the Tech and geek goodness that you have come to expect from the old shows wrapped up and made easier to swallow as one simple, little, tasty podcast.

DeltaKnight continues to supply us with some of the geekiest stories on the web and Josh and David love to dig into the tech. This week on the all new Geek Actually we have wireless graphics cards, non-lethal lasers, 3D tablets, The Simpsons porn parody, Microsoft challenging Apple, EpicMealTime and so much more.

It’s all in good geeky fun – Think of it as your ‘Week in Geekdom’. So sit back, grab a cold one and let’s geek out!

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Your show notes follow:

Geeky Tech

The Winklevosse twins appeal for more money and fall flat – this is starting to feel like sour grapes now.
http://paidcontent.org/article/419-facebook-appeal-the-winklevosses-fall-flat/

My new theory of Assange’s case. (the link below is just some research)
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/us-turns-to-twitter-as-wikileaks-chase-continues-20110109-19jy5.html

Is this new wireless technology just a little too much or the way of the future?
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/01/is-this-wireless-graphics-card-stupidly-intuitive-or-just-stupid/

iOS 4.3 update to add 4 and 5 finger gestures to iPad.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/01/ios-4-3-gives-ipad-4-and-5-finger-multitouch-gesture-support/
and more http://mashable.com/2011/01/13/ios-4-3-find-my-friends/

This doesn’t sound like a bad idea at all does it…note the dripping sarcasm.
http://dvice.com/archives/2011/01/contact-lenses.php

Non-lethal lasers to battle pirates on the high seas, neat.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19930-new-laser-to-dazzle-pirates-on-the-high-seas.html

If Nintendo don’t get their asses into gear the 3DS will be old news fast.
http://www.news.com.au/technology/tablets/tablet-computers-and-3d-collide-at-consumer-electronics-show/story-fn6vigfp-1225984786857

This amuses me, Microsoft disputes Apple’s trademark for App Store as too generic.
http://mashable.com/2011/01/12/microsoft-disputes-apples-app-store-trademark/

Geek Stuff

Wii Fit told a woman she had Parkinson’s disease….kinda
http://www.news.com.au/technology/gaming/wii-fit-told-me-i-had-parkinsons-says-mum/story-e6frfrt9-1225987557315

The termination notice to end all termination notice
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/01/which_one_of_you_was_this_how.php

Quite possibly the most embarrassing thing I have ever seen – The Simpsons Porn Parody
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/01/consequences_will_never_be_the.php

Drunk superconductors work better!
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/01/drunk-scientists-pour-wine-on-superconductors-make-discovery/

And he almost got away with it.
http://www.itnews.com.au/News/243694,emc-engineer-steals-almost-us1-million-of-gear.aspx

9 things that make science fiction science fact
http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2011/01/11/9-developments-that-prove-we-really-are-living-in-the-future/

Geek Food!

EpicMealTime does Chilli – OH MY GOD!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eah23WvLYsQ

Geek Picks of the Week

Every week Josh and I will give you our geek picks of the week, these could be anything from iPhone apps to a great sandwich recipe (more likely to be an app though).

Josh’s Picks of the week – “Aralon: Sword and Shadow HD” (Universal App for both iPhone and iPad) for $12.99 from Crescent Moon Games.

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

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