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Feb 13

Geek Actually Ep119 – The Priest in Your Pocket

Hosted by: David McVay & Josh Philpott

This week on the all new Geek Actually we have the Catholic Churches new iPhone App, iPad 2 rumours, iOS updates and new software, Sony’s tantrum, hookers on Facebook, World of Warcraft the math tutor, super weird food 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!

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 (AKA DAvid Murray) continues to supply us with some of the geekiest stories on the web and Josh and David love to dig into the tech.

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Your show notes follow:

Feedback

Claro Tungul has sent us the irony of the week link. Zuckerberg want his privacy.
http://www.tmz.com/2011/02/07/mark-zuckerberg-restraining-order-facebook-social-network-santa-clara-county-stalker-letters-priscilla-chan/

Geek Tech

The Impending Robot Apocalypse

What could possibly go wrong? Robots to get their own internet!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12400647

Apple News

Verizon iPhone tear down gives a hint to iPhone 5
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9208698/Teardown_reveals_clues_of_iPhone_5_design

iPad 2 could be launched in March
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/02/05/apple_rumored_to_hold_small_event_in_march_to_usher_in_new_ipad.html

Looks like the new iPad is already being manufactured
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704364004576132643125168876.html

iOS

The Catholic Church is just getting lazy now – New App: Confession
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/catholic-confession-app-on-iphone-and-ipad-provides-virtual-priest/story-e6frg996-1226002713751

StarCraft rip off from Gameloft hits iTunes Feb 18th
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/02/only-one-company-could-rip-off-starcraft-this-expertly/

That safe zone of retail games sales is no longer so safe, store sales down
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/games/blogs/screenplay/game-retail-sales-drop/20110209-1am78.html

General Tech

Motorola Xoom tablet may not kill iPad…$799 price tag and a compulsory data plan!
http://www.gizmocrunch.com/android/5133-motorola-xoom-data-plan-price-wifi

Nokia actually came up with something clever! Oh my god.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/02/dear-androidioswebos-please-stealcopy-this-idea-from-nokia/

Sony plans to abandon iTunes and open it’s own store… good luck with that.
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/mp3s/war-looms-as-sony-hints-that-it-will-abandon-itunes-20110210-1aonn.html

Geek Stuff

Finally, something fun to do on Facebook. 25% of hookers use Facebook to get clients!
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/02/facebook-now-responsible-for-25-of-hooker-hookups/

We missed this last week and I love it so.. Wow, is the porn industry getting desperate?
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/02/appeals-court-free-porn-isnt-unfair-competition-to-pay-sites.ars

Parent asks Microsoft for forgiveness after her son racks up £1082 on Xbox Live
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/02/mother_asks_microsoft_for_forg.php

World of Warcraft answers a kids calculus question in support!
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/02/we_didnt_have_that_when_i_was.php

And speaking of WoW, China plans new a new WoW themepark.
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/02/a_chinese_starcraftwarcraft_am.php

The Space Shuttle may fly again! cool.
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/space/2011-02-05-space-commercial_N.htm

Now Copenhagen knows how to make power plants!
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/02/this-power-plant-blows-os-and-doubles-as-a-ski-slope/

A 7 year old boy almost buys a real Harrier Jet! Now that’s a toy!
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/Boy-7-almost-buys-fighter-jet-online/articleshow/7429732.cms

A little bit of reason starts to shine through.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/02/settlement-says-you-should-be-allowed-to-bitch-about-your-job-on-facebook/

Weird Food!

How is this not animal cruelty?
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/02/the_monkey_waiter_now_with_mor.php

Yes it’s back – Top Ten Grossest foods 2011 style
http://www.toptenz.net/top-ten-grossest-foods.php

I encourage you to go watch the latest EpicMealTime, you’ll never eat Mexican food again.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYxO3Y-wOrM&feature=uploademail

Geek Picks of the Week

Every week Josh and/or 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 Pick of the week – The game “Dungeon Raid” (for iPhone) from Fireflame Games for $1.19. David’s picks of the week – The game “The Little Crane that Could” (a universal app for iPhone & iPad) from Abraham Stolk and the magazine reading app “Zinio” (a universal app for iPhone & iPad) from Zinio LLC and they are both free.

And to finish off, a couple of moments in geek history…

You think your snow is bad, in 1960 the mayor of Boston was sick of it too.
http://murmursofearth.tumblr.com/post/3105193547/the-day-the-governor-of-massachusetts-wanted-to

No wonder the Soviets didn’t make it to the moon.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/02/the-soviet-plan-to-go-to-the-moon-was-stupid/

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

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