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Jul 17

Geek Actually Ep139 – Tasty

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

This week on Geek Actually, David and Josh are again joined by Richard Gray from theReelBits.com for a look at the weird and wonderful world of the geek. This week topics include flying cars, billion mega-pixel cameras, PayPal’s NFC payment system, America’s new 6 strikes and your not quite out system, marriages by vending machine and cooking with cum (yes you read that right). If this wasn’t enough we also have call ins about anti-piracy laws and our picks of the week. This is one of the zaniest episodes yet, 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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Phreakystuff was one of the many who wanted to tell us about the flying car.
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/07/first-flying-car-officially-cleared-for.php

The Week in Geek

The final shuttle mission takes off, how sad.
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/08/final-space-shuttle-lifts-off-with-two-iphones-aboard/

I want one of these cameras, awesome tech!
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/07/is-there-anybody-out-there-billion-megap.php

Do we really need to share everything? Are we all that interesting?
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/07/floating-robotic-balloon-records-every-minute-of-your-holiday/

Next iPhone may be completely wireless.
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/06/apple-experimenting-with-new-way-of-charging-for-2012-iphone/

PayPal and NFC is a beautiful thing. Now we need it on more phones.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/07/paypal-shows-off-new-nfc-payment-system/

And now it’s time for a break.com’s Nerd Machine PSA.
http://info.break.com/break/html/sponsors/comic-con-san-diego-2011-nerd-machine/comic-con-san-diego-2011-nerd-machine.html?episode=1

Dell has got to get a grip on their naming. First the Streak, now the ‘Peju’.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/07/dells-10-inch-sperm-tablet-will-run-windows-7/

The filter may be dead but AFACT still want ISPs to be cops.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/07/afact-still-pressuring-aussie-isps-to-become-copyright-cops/

America’s new 6 strikes and your kinda out plan, a plan guaranteed to stop no one.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/07/major-isps-agree-to-six-strikes-copyright-enforcement-plan.ars

Has HP really failed with the launch of the TouchPad?
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/06/hp-touchpad-review-unbreak-my-heart/

But here is the latest on Samsung vs. Apple… maybe.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/07/samsung-streamlines-lawsuit-against-apple-but-pledges-to-fight-on/

I’ve heard of quickie marriages before, but this is ridiculous!
http://technabob.com/blog/2011/07/04/autowed-wedding-machine/

And now it’s time for another of break.com’s Nerd Machine PSA.
http://info.break.com/break/html/sponsors/comic-con-san-diego-2011-nerd-machine/comic-con-san-diego-2011-nerd-machine.html?episode=10

In our bid to find the perfect geek swimsuit, here is Pac-Man.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/07/pac-man-swimsuit-has-all-the-power-pellets-in-the-wrong-places/

Tactile pixels, you know for braille touch screens or…ahem!…other uses.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/07/tactile-pixels-will-make-it-easy-to-read-braille-on-touchscreens/

A live bomb was being used as the school bell in a Ugandan school, good lord!
http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE76308E20110704

Weird Food!

Now this is unusual. A cookbook for seman based recipes… Tasty! (submitted by DeltaKnight and Digital Angel)
http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/natural-harvest—a-collection-of-semen-based-recipes/5198959

Geek Picks of the Week

Every week David, Josh and/or DeltaKnight will give you their 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 version of “Marathon” and it’s free. Josh loves Google+ and Richard has been enjoying the beta of “Uncharted 3”.

About damn time! iTunes Australia changes app pricing to be in line with the US.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/apple-drops-aussie-app-pricing-339318545.htm

iChromy Browser for iOS, not Chrome but a lot like it and free.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/07/ichromy-browser-for-ipad-looks-and-feels-like-chrome/

The stable table for iPad…kinda.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/07/incase-ipad-lounge-case-turn-your-ipad-into-a-cute-chumby/

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

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