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Jul 31

Geek Actually Ep141 – Sean’s Show and Tell

Hosted by: David McVay & Josh Philpott with guest Sean Lindsay

This week on Geek Actually, David and Josh are joined by Sean Lindsay from 3Dhorizon.com.au. Sean has brought in a review unit of the new 3D laptop from Sony and it is magnificent. Also this week, more roadblocks on the way to the R18+ rating for games, Android sales figures might not be as spectacular as they at first look, humans have problems comprehending Androids (the robots not the phones) and more on the fake Chinese Apple Stores. Enjoy.

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GeekBetty wants to know why this has taken so long.
http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/calculators/computer_link_calculators/x_mark_i_m

Sean’s Show and Tell

Sean has brought in Sony’s current 3D Vaio laptop and handycam for us to play with and drool over.

Geek News

Just when we think the R18+ rating is a go, there is this kind of bullshit.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/07/watch-gizmodo-on-7-sunrise-live-810am-live-stream-link/

Cult of Mac strikes again.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/07/enterprising-fool-already-waiting-in-line-for-iphone-5/

MacBook Batteries could be used as bombs…kinda.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/07/macbook-batteries-are-totally-hackable-wait-what/

Two of the fake Apple stores closed down.
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/25/chinese-authorities-close-two-fake-apple-stores-over-permit-issues/
Chinese People pissed at fake Apple stores, they think they got fake Apple stuff.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/07/real-chinese-customers-very-pissed-at-fake-apple-store/

Onto real Apple stores, here are the Apple Store challenge.
http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2011/07/26/the-apple-store-challenge-video/

Android may be the biggest selling mobile operating system, but….
http://techcrunch.com/2011/07/26/androids-dirty-secret-shipping-numbers-are-strong-but-returns-are-30-40/

Androids might give us a brain fart!
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-07/19/uncanny-valley-tested

Powered paper airplanes…cool!
http://technabob.com/blog/2011/07/26/power-up-electric-paper-airplane/

Even with a Flux Capacitor, you won’t be able to time travel says experts.
http://gawker.com/5824259/time-travels-not-possible-say-scientists

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

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