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Mar 06

Geek Actually Ep122 – Opinions on iPad 2

Hosted by: David McVay & Josh Philpott

This week on the all new Geek Actually we talk about Apple’s new iPad 2, computer printed cars, CrimeBook, The U.S. Navy’s killer laser weapon, voice control for gamers, naked therapy, plastic wrapped bananas, the banning of Mortal Kombat and we also have a long opinion piece about the future of computing. So sit back, grab a snack 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 play with the tech news.

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Your show notes follow:

Geek Tech

The iPad 2 and iOS 4.3 announced, are they worth it?
http://www.apple.com/au/ipad/ & http://www.apple.com/au/ios/

Let’s print out a new car.
http://www.news.com.au/technology/printer-prints-out-fully-functioning-hybrid-car/story-e6frfro0-1225947388541

Listener Claro Tungul sent this in: The anti-social nework – CrimeBook!
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/the-antisocial-network-boys-jailed-for-26m–crimebook–scam-20110303-1bfxw.html

Ruslan Kogan says all retailers are Apple’s bitch.
http://delimiter.com.au/2011/03/01/store-retailers-apples-bitch-claims-kogan/

14 ways to replace your wallet.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/03/14-ways-nfc-will-replace-your-wallet-with-your-phone/

And this kind of leads us into our opinion piece, a discussion about the future of computing. What’s the next big computer watershed idea? Are computers as we know them a thing of the past? Are geeks like us a dying breed as computers become more and more mainstream? What is the future of eCommerce? For this discussion piece we opened the phone line live for the first time and it was fun to hear your thoughts.

Geek Stuff

Penthouse launches 3D channel, now I want a 3D TV :-)
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/03/penthouse_first_to_launch_3d_p.php

Forget motion controllers, here comes voice control…pew pew!
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/02/pew.php

We have the lasers to go with last weeks anti-lasers! Necessity is the mother of invention.
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/02/serious_pews_new_navy_superlas.php

Don’t believe in therapy? This might change your mind…or not.
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/03/naked_therapist_strips_during.php

Lybia didn’t go the Facebook/Twitter route for their protests, they went to online dating.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/02/forget-facebook-and-twitter-libyan-protestors-aided-by-muslim-dating-site/

And finally…

“Mortal Kombat” banned in Australia but the Wii’s sex game “We Dare” is given the OK, what the hell?!?!?
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/03/new_mortal_kombat_banned_from.php

Weird Food!

Because Bananas just aren’t fresh enough.
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/03/idont_get_it_plasticbagged_ban.php

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). This week we also got a couple of suggestions from DeltaKnight.

DeltaKnight’s Picks of the Week – “Frotz” (Universal for both iPhone & iPad) by Craig Smith: it is Free and “TV + Movie Guide Australia” (Available for both iPhone and iPad) by eBroadcast: $2.49 each. Josh’s Picks of the week – “Hot Springs Story” (for iPhone) from Kairosoft Co. Ltd: $4.99 and “Speedball 2: Evolution” (universal for iPad and iPhone) from Tower Studios: $4.99. David’s pick of the week – “Sand Slides” (Universal for iPhone & iPad) from Logik State: it is free.

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

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