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Aug 27

Geek Actually Ep144 – Snake and the AR Drone

Hosted by: David McVay, Josh Philpott & Matt White

This week on Geek Actually, Steve Jobs resigns from Apple, the R18+ rating for games is a go in Australia, OS X Lion on USB, rubber Band machine guns, the world’s biggest BLT and Matt brings in an AR Drone for a live demonstration in studio. 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 Tristan has alerted us to these ultra creepy swarmbots.
http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/14/swarm-robots-attack-your-bookshelf-win-aaai-oscar/

Josh Spencer also alerted us to some disturbing robot apocalypse news.
http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=498

Listener Matt wanted us to be aware of Facebook’s new privacy settings
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/23/us-facebook-idUSTRE77M6AH20110823

GeekBetty Found the sweetest Lego build yet. A fully working camera.
http://carynorton.com/legotron-mark-i

Matt White has finally brought in the AR Drone and we want to hear all about the fun he’s been having.

The Rest

Holy Crap, Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO!
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20096895-248/steve-jobs-steps-down-from-apple/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20096918-37/a-look-at-tim-cook-the-man-replacing-steve-jobs/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20097138-37/when-does-apples-tim-cook-era-really-begin/

Is there really anything else to talk about this week?

Want to fight obesity and laziness? Maybe it is tech’s fault.
http://thenextweb.com/lifehacks/2011/08/15/11-ways-tech-has-made-us-lazy/

The R18+ rating for games is a go!
http://smarthouse.com.au/Gaming/Industry/V4P3F8F7

But that doesn’t stop us from Banning until then
http://www.gamerevolution.com/news/australia-scared-of-zombies-bans-house-of-the-dead-7965

Those with bandwidth caps rejoice, OS X Lion ships on a USB key.
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/16/apple-starts-selling-69-os-x-lion-usb-thumb-drive/

Holy crap! This woman wants to be a horse.
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/08/you-will-never-be-a-centaur-woman-inject.php

Louisville mounted police get computers… on their horses.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/08/mounted-police-are-installing-computers-onto-their-horses/

A real Wheatley! Well a puppet, but it is cool.
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/08/superrealistic-portal-2-wheatley-puppet.php

Oh Man! Make this a ‘Surface’ style interface and I am in!
http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2011/08/11/want-giant-iphone-4-table-video/

I want an Emotigraph right now!
http://technabob.com/blog/2011/08/14/emotigraph-wooden-face

While on the subject of wodden things, how about a rubber band machine gun?
http://technabob.com/blog/2011/08/25/rubber-band-submachine-gun/

Weird Food!

We geeks love big food! The world’s biggest BLT!
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/08/the-biggest-blt-ever-weighs-a-ton-literally/

Cherkees = geek snack!
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/08/beef-jerky-potato-chip-hybrid-is-the-pinnacle-of-human-innovation/

The NES lunch box… WAY COOL!
http://www.geekologie.com/2011/08/broken-nes-lunchbox-w-controller-handle.php

Just for fun

A Lego Millennium Falcon being built in time lapse.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/08/the-lego-millennium-falcon-2011-time-lapse/

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).

This week we all want an AR Drone. Josh also highly recommends the new computer game “Deus Ex: Human Revolution”. Matt recommends the iOS games “Solomon’s Keep” and “Solomon’s Boneyard” both of which are free at the moment.

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

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