This week on Geek Actually David, Josh and Richard take a look at the weird and wonderful world of geeks. Stories include FetchTV, Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, self replicating robots, solar powered iPads for Zimbabwe, Siri clones for Android, augmented reality style heads up displays for cars and Gummi shot glasses. All this plus listener feedback and our picks of the week. Enjoy.
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What is it and why is it worth your time? David had a sit down with Scott Lorson, CEO of FetchTV and got some details on what just might be the future of digital TV in Australia.
Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs is now in stores
Is it worth a read? absolutely.
The Impending Robot Apocalypse
Self Replicating Robots – What could possibly go wrong?
Artificial skin makes a re-appearance
Ingenious? A handicapped man carves a smartphone into his fake arm.
Now this is a good idea, solar powered iPads for Zimbabwe.
There may be some news on a new Xbox.
It’s Hammer Time! M.C. Hammer to launch his own search engine…WTF!
Watch out Siri, the clones are coming, meet Iris.
While we are talking Siri, here is the best website ever – Shit That Siri Says.
Oh good, one more thing to distract drivers, augmented reality on your windscreens.
Delta has been hanging out at Think Geek and has discovered some fun stuff.
And we all like Gummi stuff, how about Gummi Shot Glasses
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 Josh playing lots of games he can’t talk about yet, Richard is playing “Infamous: Festival of Blood” on PS3 and David is playing “Let’s Golf 3″ on the iPad.
As always this episode carries an explicit tag due to possible bad language.
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