This week on Geek Actually David and Josh take a look at the announcements at Google IO 2011, discuss the sale of Skype, wonder at the future of eInk and marvel at Viagra condoms! All this plus a review of the game “Brink”, weird geek food and the picks of the week, so get comfortable and turn the volume up for your weekly geek out.
Geek Actually is the fusion of the old Tech Actually and Geek Actually After Show podcasts into an all new show. 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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But first… a little feedback.
Last week we didn’t get to this one about Windows Phone 7
And JamesFromMelbourne wanted to share the zombie proof house
Google had their big announcements for this year including Chrome OS laptops, Google Music, Android’s movie rentals and automated homes. Let’s take a look at some of these new products.
The automated house, google style
Google music is really just on online harddrive?
How about those Chrome OS laptops
…plus great student pricing
Google thinks computers are broken
Microsoft buys Skype in a truly spectacular fashion.
Our government slashes the budget on web censorship – yay!
What is the future for eInk, remember the TV series Caprica?
And what about paper thin phones?
Anonymous, the other side of the Sony story.
For those that are worried about Facebook security, you have grounds to be.
Viagra condoms, now here’s an interesting idea.
Interesting concept, the Kinect fitting room.
The bacon alarm clock – build one today
Don’t answer ads asking for cannibals. Just saying.
Every week Josh, DeltaKnight 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).
David recommends the iPhone app “Super 8″ by Paramount Digital Entertainment: It’s Free. Also need a little security? Try “1Password” from Agilebits for Mac or Windows: $39.99 (single user) or $69.99 (family) and their iPad/iPhone Pro App for $17.99.
Josh tells us a little about the future of online gaming with the game “Brink” by Bethesda.
Google improves it’s app store
Need more battery life on your iPhone, you could try this janky device.
The iPad 2 is as powerful as the most powerful computer in the world in 1985.
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