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Jan 31

Geek Actually Ep117 – Schmidt Happens

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 Eric Schmidt seeking a career in TV, Egypt turning off the internet, meat water, the new Playstation Portable  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

Egypt turns off the internet
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110129/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_egypt_protest_silencing_dissent_3

On a more serious note, we are running out of IP addresses, is there an answer?
http://www.news.com.au/technology/the-internet-has-run-out-of-ip-addresses-and-what-happens-after-that-is-anyones-guess/story-e6frfro0-1225995086627

The next generation Playstation portable announced.
http://www.news.com.au/technology/gaming/playstation-gears-up-for-mobile-game-wars/story-e6frfrt9-1225995735850
and finally, clarity about the Playstation Phone
http://www.androidapps.com/games/articles/4974-sony-s-new-portable-will-play-games-against-android-phones

Eric Schmidt steps aside as Larry Page returns to CEO position at Google
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110121/ap_on_hi_te/us_earns_google
but even better than this, Schmidt wants a TV career!
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/i-schmidt-you-not-google-chief-eyes-tv-career-20110125-1a39z.html

The Robot Apocalypse is nigh!
Good lord why?!?!  The Germans make an indestructible Terminator hand.
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/01/terminator_hands_are_real_inde.php

This is a little scary, big brother vending machines
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/01/vending-machine-scans-your-face-and-chooses-food-for-you/

How much would you pay to stay warm?
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/01/they-found-a-way-to-make-our-jackets-usb-compatible/

The Secret Service upgrade to training on video games, can I play too?
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/01/the-secret-service-will-train-on-fancy-video-games/

Apple now uses proprietary screws, what is their problem?
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/01/apples-making-it-impossible-to-open-up-your-iphone-by-secretly-swapping-its-screws/

Is the iPad going to be the education tool of choice?
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/01/why-ipads-arent-ready-for-classrooms-yet/

Quadcopters for the win!
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/01/27/3122849.htm

The Solar Sail spacecraft, cool!
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/01/solar-sail-unfurls/

Geek Stuff

We all need one of these on occasion, the phone prison
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/01/for-those-of-you-with-zero-self-control-the-phone-prison/

We will soon see Star Wars twin suns from Earth…wait a minute, what was that date?
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/01/twin_suns_visible_from_earth_b.php or not
http://www.news.com.au/technology/sci-tech/betelgeuse-not-likely-to-explode-in-2012/story-fn5fsgyc-1225992757166

Tick Tock from Peter Pan….for reals!
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/01/crocodiles-tummy-rings-after-eating-mobile-phones/

Why didn’t I think of that!?! So simple.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/01/why-rubber-banding-my-power-brick-is-the-smartest-thing-ever/

It’s hacking time!

Install XBMC on your AppleTV 2.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/01/how-to-install-xbmc-on-your-apple-tv-2/

MIT uses a hacked Kinect to record and transmit a hologram. Help me Obi Wan.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/01/mit-hacks-kinect-to-create-real-life-holograms/

Geek Food!

Cheese made from human breast milk! I don’t think so!
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/01/would-you-eat-human-cheese-made-with-human-breast-milk/

Where’s the beef! What is really in Taco Bell ‘beef’.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/01/this-is-what-hides-in-taco-bells-beef/

Have a nice cool drink of MeatWater. Mmmmm.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/01/i-will-never-drink-any-beverage-called-meatwater/

These energy drinks really do have a kick! No wonder it is banned.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/01/two-teens-found-dead-with-empty-can-of-four-loko/

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).

David’s Pick of the week – “Animation Creator HD” from Red Software for iPad for $2.49. Josh’s Pick of the week – “Dead Space” for Electronic Arts for iPhone for $8.99.

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

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