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Aug 14

Geek Actually Ep143 – Green Band Porn

Hosted by: David McVay, Josh Philpott & Richard Gray

This week on Geek Actually, the Facebook phone book issue, Anonymous declares war on Facebook, smart phones will probably be the gaming consoles of 2015, the Star Wars porn parody is upon us, Android watches, geeky food sculptures, beautiful WWII colour photographs and HP used to know nothing about computers. All this plus the picks of the week and listener feedback. 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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Feedback
Listener Matt wants to send us a new warning regarding Facebook.
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/08/11/has-facebook-got-your-mobile-number-now-your-friends-do-too/
Listener Tristan sends us a couple of interesting stories.
http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/09/microsofts-kinectfusion-research-project-offers-real-time-3d-re/
and http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/09/perceptive-pixel-unveils-an-82-inch-multi-touch-lcd-tv-news-anc/
Our FIlm Actually prank caller identifies himself
http://unrecognizedgeniuses.podomatic.com/

Geek News

Another use for artificial skin.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/08/using-robot-skin-will-turn-any-forensics-team-into-batmen/

This ought to be fun to watch, Anonymous declares war on Facebook.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/08/anonymous-to-destroy-facebook-on-november-5th/

TV Manufacturers must be nervous, portable devices are the second home TV.
http://allthingsd.com/20110801/why-watch-tv-at-home-when-you-have-a-perfectly-good-iphone-to-squint-at/

Oh I’m going to get hate mail for this, but no truer words have ever been spoken.
http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6583358/why-religious-people-are-nerds

Say goodbye to your bandwidth cap, Skype 5.3 for Mac has HD video calling.
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/08/skype-5-3-for-mac-adds-hd-video-calling-and-full-os-x-lion-support/

Your smart phone will probably be your gaming console by 2015.
http://www.redmondpie.com/smartphones-in-2015-to-be-as-powerful-as-xbox-360-iphone-8-could-be-your-next-gaming-console-report/

Geeky Stuff

Nokia’s advertising fail!
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/08/why-is-this-nokia-lady-using-an-iphone/

PC speakers gone mad!
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/08/that-is-like-waaaaaaaaaay-too-many-watts.php

This is like something out of a Batman comic. My god I love the Chinese.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/08/the-great-chinese-ipad-zipline-smuggling-ring/

How often do we really need to shave on the go?
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/08/shave-on-the-go-carzor-razor-fits-in-wal.php

We do love our porn parodies, here is a new Stars Wars one. Fear not, it is safe for work.
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/08/you-get-the-popcorn-star-wars-pr0n-parod.php

A lot has been said about Nano watches, here is the Android version.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/08/not-another-nano-watch-this-ones-running-android/

Weird Food!

The French aren’t like you and me. Meet the duck press.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/08/the-classy-way-to-crush-a-duck-and-drink-its-blood/

Geek Food Sculptures. Way cool.
http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2011/08/08/the-geektastic-food-art-of-okistugu-kado/

A Little Slice of History

Listener Tristan sent this article in for the photographers and I had to share.
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/08/world-war-ii-the-american-home-front-in-color/100122/

The founder of HP apologises for knowing nothing about computers… 55 years ago.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/08/55-years-ago-the-founder-of-hp-apologised-for-knowing-nothing-about-computers/

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).

Heres a very interesting (but scary) Android app. Josh you need to get onto this.
http://technabob.com/blog/2011/08/08/android-network-hacker-toolkit/

This is a clever little iPhone case and perfect for students.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/08/smart-phone-note-iphone-4-case-is-actually-quite-smart/

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

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