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Oct 16

Geek Actually Ep148 – My 17 Inch Used to Vibrate

Hosted by: David McVay, Josh Philpott & Richard Gray

This week on Geek Actually David, Josh and Richard play with iOS 5 and discuss the features and offer their opinions on Apple’s new mobile operating system. Richard and Josh also got to play with Siri and discuss their first impressions. This plus weird food, picks of the week and listener feedback. Enjoy.

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iOS 5 and iPhone 4s

David and Josh have iOS installed on their iPhones and an iPad 1 and iCloud activated – how well do the older units handle iOS 5 and are the new features worth it? How is iCloud?

Richard got to speak to Siri, what are his reactions?

This is the Siri we really want. GlaDoSiri!
http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2011/10/08/gladosiri-video/

The Rest

Well it didn’t take long, Sony acquires the rights to make a Steve Jobs movie.
http://www.deadline.com/2011/10/sony-pictures-acquiring-apple-icon-steven-jobs-book-for-feature-film/

India is trying to drag the 90% of its population onto the internet with a $35 tablet!
http://www.tgdaily.com/hardware-features/58869-worlds-cheapest-tablet-launches-in-india

A man from the Philippines gets plastic surgery to look like Superman!
http://www.realself.com/blog/plastic-surgery-like-superman

And just for a little peace of mind, unmanned combat drones infected by viruses.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/10/drone-computer-virus-.html

The Internet Censorship filter lives…just not in this country.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/oct/11/pornography-internet-service-providers

LOL Zombie extras hurt shooting Resident Evil 5 – doctors baffled!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15268321

Weird Food Gets Uber Geeky

This is the mother of all birthday cakes… Serenity anyone!
http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2011/10/09/best-cake-in-the-verse-pics/

Geek Picks of the Week

Every week David, Josh and Richard 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 Richard is loving Siri, Josh is recommending “Batman: Arkham City” for pre-order and David gets down with “Scribblenauts Remix” in iPad.

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

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