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Aug 07

Geek Actually Ep142 – Don’t Give The Ape An AK-47

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

This week on Geek Actually, iPhone 5 knock offs already out in the wild, Adobe Edge might be a Flash killer, Microsoft unleashes the Gmail Man, Samsung Galaxy 10.1 delayed in Australia because of Apple lawsuit, a Swedish man tries to build a nuclear reactor in his kitchen and human tissue Jello. 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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The chimp with the AK-47!
http://youtu.be/jbC5HYzgH_8

Listener Matt sent us this link to this great black box inspirational poster.
http://www.despair.com/adaptation.html

Listener Tristen sent us this great link awesome but dangerous gaming!
http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/03/outrun-ar-project-lets-you-game-and-drive-at-the-same-time-make/

Geek News

The Impending Robot Apocalypse is alive and well my friends
An artificial neural network has been created – next step Skynet!
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/07/now-why-you-do-that-scientists-create-li.php
Ah autonomous swarm-bots and quadcopter, this could be fun.
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/07/the-end-is-nigh-autonomous-swarmbots-bui.php

iPhone 5 knock offs already available in China, the phone isn’t even out yet!
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/01/iphone-5-knockoffs-showing-up-in-china-already/

The death of Flash is nigh!
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/01/adobe-debuts-preview-version-of-adobe-edge-for-creating-html5-web-animations/

Malcolm Turnbull questioned over what the oppositions plans for the NBN are.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/in-depth/malcolm-turnbull-challenged-over-coalition-broadband-costing/story-e6frgaif-1226107302987

Microsoft strikes out at Google for reading email, and they want you to buy their crap.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/07/microsoft-thinks-gmail-sure-is-hilarious/

Britain legalises the copying of DVD/CDs for use on a digital device.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/02/us-britain-copyright-idUSTRE7715BP20110802

The NBN hacked, not so much.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/07/the-nbn-has-been-hacked-by-evil-err-no/

Apple extends iTunes music previews to 90 seconds.
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/30/apple-extends-itunes-previews-to-90-seconds-internationally/

Samsung delays Galaxy Tap 10.1 Australian launch until legal woes with Apple are over.
http://www.smartoffice.com.au/Technology/Industry/K2H9H9V5 and
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/08/samsungs-full-response-on-australian-galaxy-tab-10-1-battle-with-apple/

Geek Stuff

A Swedish man is arrested for attempting to build a nuclear reactor in his home.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/08/man-arrested-before-he-can-finish-his-nuclear-reactor/

What is this strange thing at the bottom of the ocean?
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/08/ufo-found-at-the-bottom-of-the-ocean.php

Obviously a dog lover made this :-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpl5mOAXNl4&feature=channel_video_title

A Lego dragon that breathes fire!! Oh yeah.
http://technabob.com/blog/2011/07/30/lego-fire-breathing-dragon/

Now this is a way to dispose of a loved ones ashes!
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/07/i-just-shot-grandma-company-packs-ammo-w.php

The greatest 404 error page in history.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/08/behold-the-greatest-404-error-page-on-the-entire-internet/

This is a USB drive that touches my, I want one.
http://technabob.com/blog/2011/07/30/camera-usb-drive/

And the ISO stick is also an awesome USB stick, I want one of these too!
http://technabob.com/blog/2011/08/01/isostick-usb-drive/

Weird Food!

Delta is back to make our taste buds flutter. How about human tissue Jello! Mmmmm.
http://inhabitat.com/scientists-grow-gelatin-derived-from-human-tissue/human-gelatin-2/

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 loving “Dragon Dictate 2.5” for Macintosh from Nuance and “Skype for iPad” from Microsoft (Free). Richard recommends the exhibition “The Art of the Brick” by Nathan Sawaya (find out more by going to brickartist.com) and movie watching with “Mubi” for PS3. Josh is loving his new Android phone and his App picks are “Grand Prix Story” and “Juice Defender” available from the Android App Marketplace.

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

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