Jul 03

Geek Actually Ep138 – Artificial Armpits


Hosted by: David McVay & Josh Philpott with guest Richard Gray

This week on Geek Actually, David and Josh are joined by Geek Actually newbie Richard Gray for a look at the week in geek including artificial armpits, Skype spying, Apple mark ups, VW auto pilot and the latest news about PS3 hacker GeoHot and the Samsung Vs. Apple Case. If this wasn’t enough we also give you an update on Hackerpalooza 2011 and our picks of the week. Pop in the earbuds and enjoy.

Geek Actually is the fusion of the old Tech Actually and Geek Actually After Show podcasts. 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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Geek News

WHY!?! Robot armpits!

Just when you thought it was over, The Winklevoss Twins take Facebook back to court.

Before you complain about the NBN, maybe you should learn more about it.

California loses to the first amendment in their fight to restrict the sale of violent games to minors.

Microsoft tries to patent Skype spying.

This is dedication, a man moves just so he can be one of the first NBN customers.

Samsung Vs. Apple heats up even more.

So how profitable is Apple?

Hackerpalooza 2011 Continues!
The Lulzsec calls it quits.
Lulzsec quitting probably won’t stop hacker activity… duh!
Lulzsec’s last post infected with a virus, how nice.
The Lulzsec manhunt continues.
A-Team Hackers clain to have outed Lulzsec
Why Anonymous is not Lulzsec

Here is a method for bypassing the New York Times Pay Wall.

After all was said and done, GeoHot now works for Facebook.

This is just an accident waiting to happen, VWs now have auto pilot.

Boobs are more fun than the NES!

The Mana Bar opens in Melbourne on July 16th

Weird Food!

Test tube hamburgers, mmmmm…at least it’s better than the turd burger.

The new Hardy’s Chicken Burger ad rocks.

Geek Picks of the Week

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 is enjoying the iPad RPG “Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden HD” and “Lego Pirates of the Caribbean” on XBox. Richard and Josh can’t get enough of the new Zelda on 3DS.

Skype is finally coming to the iPad
Infinite Loop iPad stand is neat
Scribbly is a cool iOS stylus.

and to finish us off, something really geeky

The modem handshake sounds slowed down 700%… creepy.

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

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