TECHGEEK Weekly

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TECHGEEK Weekly is your weekly dose of tech news, opinion and commentary mixed in with humour and tangents of our editors. Join the TECHGEEK.com.au editors in discussing the tech news of the week, among the other stuff. Released every Sunday.
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Jan. 9, 2014
Another CES/Beta/Filler episode of the Techcast with Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott, and this time we’re talking about… a schoolkid that might get charged by the Victorian Government for finding a security flaw? We also discuss Intel and AMD’s plans on putting Windows and Android in the same PC, and Huawei’s new Tron Android gaming console. DOWNLOAD MP3 Shownotes http://techgeek.com.au/2014/01/09/schoolkid-finds-security-flaw-govt-website-now-might-charged/ http://ausdroid.net/2014/01/07/ces-2014-intel-confirms-that-its-strategy-is-offering-windows-android-hybrids/ http://techgeek.com.au/2014/01/09/amd-putting-android-windows-pcs-just-without-button/ http://ausdroid.net/2014/01/09/polaroid-australia-confirms-that-socialmatic-will-be-heading-down-under-later-this-year/ http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/8/5288576/huaweis-tron-android-console-hands-on http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/8/5289998/zte-shows-off-eco-mobius-modular-smartphone-concept http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/8/5289186/the-virtuix-omni-is-full-body-virtual-reality-but-try-not-to-puke http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/8/5289022/adheretech-smart-pill-bottle http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/08/toshiba-5-in-1-laptop-concept/ http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/8/5289546/acton-m-mobility-scooter-hands-on
Jan. 8, 2014
More CES talk with Chris Southcott and Terence Huynh in another CES episode of the Techcast – I personally call it the “filler” episodes once we actually decide what to do with the new podcast. We also talk about privacy in an era where Intel’s Jarvis and Google Glass exists, and how David Pogue is wrong about every single technology blog. Also, did I mention I’m still tired from yesterday? So this is a bit of a rushed podcast. We’ll be a bit more chirpy tomorrow. – Terence Huynh DOWNLOAD MP3 Shownotes Razer reveals Project Christine – new modular PC concept that simplifies upgrades Razer is making a fitness thingy too – introduces the Nabu smartband Garmin Vivofit Intel debuts a self-sufficient Smart Watch prototype Intel unveils ‘Jarvis,’ its always-listening smart headset David Pogue Slams Traditional Tech Blogs To Announce His New Site On Yahoo Yahoo’s sleek News Digest app swims against the stream Sony Announces PlayStation Now, A New Game Streaming Service Epson Moverio BT-200 Oculus reveals Crystal Cove prototype virtual reality headset with intriguing OLED display LG’s new webOS interface is a smart, simple, but occasionally jittery way to navigate your TV
Jan. 7, 2014
We would have told you sooner – but apparently, someone didn’t release the last episode of the TechGeek Weekly podcast. Today is the unofficial start of a brand new podcast that replaces TechGeek Weekly called the Techcast – but don’t worry, it will still feature news, commentary and the irrelevant tangents of the old. And we kick off the episode with CES Press Day news.  Join Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott as they discuss the latest product announcements coming out of CES. DOWNLOAD MP3 Shownotes Sony wants you to log your life with SmartBand Sony announces the Xperia Z1 Compact – exactly like the Z1 but smaller CES gold: Michael Bay’s autocue fails, he walks off stage at Samsung keynote This is the Samsung Galaxy TabPro and NotePro Polaroid brings back the instant photo, with a modern twist Toshiba announces the first ever 13″ Chromebook ASUS brings out Padfone mini – “transform” your 4-inch phone to a 7-inch tablet Neatamo’s June bracelet is $99 worth of common sense Toshiba wants their new Kirabook to compete with the MacBook Pro and Chromebook Pixel ASUS launches a bunch of Zenfone smartphones featuring Intel chips ASUS reveals the Transformer Book Duet – first “four in one” laptop running Windows and Android Opinion: LG made a great doormat with their new webOS Smart TV Huawei announces another large phablet with the Ascend Mate2 4G
Sept. 17, 2013
iPhone goes bling bling, Nokia caught experimenting with Android, and Bing gets a new logo. We also talk about the Microsoft Surface Phone, Chris’ love for Chromebooks and IMAP on Outlook.com! Joining you in your weekly dose of (late) news is Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott (via mobile). We aren’t having much luck with the podcast thing lately huh? Don’t forget to subscribe! DOWNLOAD MP3 SUBSCRIBE via iTunes SUBSCRIBE via RSS Show Notes iPhone iOS 7 will be available September 18 Apple Developers: Get your iOS 7 apps ready! Apple announces the iPhone 5C, a plastic and colourful phone Apple unveil the iPhone 5S with fingerprint reader Telstra opens up pre-orders for the iPhone 5s and 5c Is it better to buy the iPhone 5s or 5c from Telstra, or buying it outright? Is it better to get the iPhone 5c/5s from Vodafone, or get it outright? (Answer: Vodafone) Others Telstra 1020 pre-orders cancelled, free 520 as compensation Microsoft was testing Surface Phone while Nokia experimented with Android Outlook.com finally adds IMAP support and opens the door to new third-party mail apps Bing introduces new modern logo to integrate the “One Microsoft” vision HP’s colorful Chromebook 14 costs $299 this holiday season ACCC investigating ‘Freemium’ apps on Mobiles Garmin’s new nav system – the HUD – is coming to Australia MacTalk hacked and defaced with message purported from Syria Twitter #Music becomes more useful with its own Spotify app
Sept. 9, 2013
Nokia’s stuffed, the Internet is stuffed and we’re all stuffed. All this and more on TechGeek Weekly. We also talk about what happened at IFA, the Microsoft and Nokia buyout and Chris’ new favourite toy. Join Stewart Wilson, Chris Southcott and Terence Huynh (via mobile phone) for a fun filled episode. Don’t forget to subscribe! DOWNLOAD MP3 SUBSCRIBE via iTunes SUBSCRIBE via RSS Show Notes Politics We have a new Government… Bye Bye NBN Liberals announce they will implement UK-style internet filter, say it was an “error” (despite selling it hours ago) Julian Assange bid for Senate seat fails – one percent of Victorians voted for him Should we mourn the loss of the NBN? Microsoft Buys Nokia Microsoft confirms that it will buy Nokia mobile division for US$7.2 billion Microsoft: Nokia deal will mean “cost-effective patent arrangement” for WP8 phones IFA Sony announces the Xperia Z1, features a 20.7-megapixel camera Samsung confirms the Galaxy Gear – coming worldwide on Sept 25 Samsung brings out Galaxy Note 3 at IFA Samsung updates Galaxy Note 10.1 with new specs, improved S-Pen Galaxy Note 3 coming to all major carriers, but no pricing and availability info yet Other stories New PS Vita is 20 percent thinner with better battery life and new colors Xbox Music launches on iOS and Android, free streaming on the web Xbox One launches November 22 New iPhone 5C leaks hint at release date, clearly shows what it will look like Nokia Lumia 1020 coming to Australia from September 17 You can now buy ‘The Internet’ from Etsy  
Sept. 2, 2013
Vodafone goes Red with its new plans, Nintendo goes fugly with the 2DS, and will there be a Galaxy Gear? We also talk about Steve Ballmer leaving Microsoft, Shared Data Plans on Telstra and 6tag! All this and more on TechGeek Weekly. Join Stewart Wilson and Terence Huynh this week with a quick appearance by Chris Southcott towards the end. Don’t forget to subscribe! DOWNLOAD MP3 SUBSCRIBE via iTunes SUBSCRIBE via RSS Show Notes Reviews REVIEW: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 with Stylus Nokia Lumia 925 Review: is it just style over substance? Stories Vodafone Red Plans: Everything You Need To Know Telstra: Shared Data Plans are not long away Optus announces plans to reduce bill shock with a $10/day plan with a 30MB daily data cap Steve Ballmer decides to retire, will leave Microsoft in a year Nintendo 2DS coming to Australia on October 12 for $150 Plantronics’ RIG gaming headset lets you take phone calls without pausing This is Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch: A blocky health tracker with a camera Omate Smartwatch Kickstarter is coming to Australia Google reduces Nexus 4 price by $100 – 8GB model now $249 iOS7 will be released on September 10, according to Nuance 6tag is now available on Windows Phone spelunky on vita!  
Aug. 19, 2013
Kogan gets screwed by Telstra, Microsoft gets screwed by Google, and Breaking Bad fans get screwed by Apple. We also talk about Microsoft doing more 180’s with the Xbox, alleged Nokia RT Tablet and something that Terence loves about Sydney. All this and more on TechGeek Weekly. Join Stewart Wilson, Chris Southcott and Terence Huynh for your weekly update on tech news. Terence was hoping that Stewart and Chris would fight over something but Stewart agreed with Chris – much to Terence’s disappointment. DOWNLOAD MP3 SUBSCRIBE via iTunes SUBSCRIBE via RSS Show Notes Stories TechGeek Windows Phone App hits Version 2.0 ispONE fiasco ispONE Wholesale customers are safe… for now ispONE appoints Administrators and cancels Telstra contract Telstra to terminate Kogan Mobile customers Kogan Mobile Announcement Gmail Privacy Fiasco Google: Gmail users have no ‘legitimate expectation’ of privacy Yes, Gmail users have an expectation of privacy YouTube Fiasco Official YouTube app for Windows Phone is here(ish) Microsoft responds in detail to Google’s blocking of YouTube; cites HTML5 and unfair treatment All the Other Stories Microsoft does another 180 – Xbox One does not require the Kinect Xbox One Launch Markets Confirmed ? From 21 to 13 countries Windows 8.1 is official! Due to be released October 17th Alleged photos of Nokia Windows 8.1 RT tablet in red for Verizon leaked Telstra confirms GDR2 update for Lumia 920 is coming tomorrow Breaking Bad fans repulsed by rotten Apple deal Meet Jiva: Australia’s Newest ISP, Backed By iiNet What I envy about Sydney – Google Transit  
Aug. 12, 2013
Apple might be announcing the iPhone 5S, LG makes a phone around you and Huawei has a bone to pick with the ABC. We also talk about new Dick Smith stores opening in David Jones and ISPOne on the brink of termination. Joining you in your podcasting listening experience is Stewart Wilson and Terence Huynh. It was a slow news week, so it’s a pretty short podcast. See you next week! DOWNLOAD MP3 SUBSCRIBE via iTunes SUBSCRIBE via RSS Show Notes Stories Welcome To Night Vale: What is Normal? LG reveals the G2 – features 5.2-inch display, quad-core CPU, 13MP camera LG G2 will be an Optus exclusive, Australian release in Q4 Circle Sept. 10 on Your Calendar for Apple’s Big iPhone Event ‘iPhone 5S’ (plus gold model), ‘iPhone 5C’ will actually be names of next iPhones? Huawei calls the ABC anti-droid and demands iView on Android devices Dick Smith Is Teaming Up With David Jones For New Stores-Within-Stores ISPOne sues Telstra to stop mobile service termination Australian store hints at pricing, late August release for Nexus 7 (2013) Asus will no longer make Windows RT tablets Microsoft files patent to prioritize calls based on urgency First look – Nokia adds Call and SMS filters to Lumias with GDR2 update today Microsoft announces Bing Apps for Windows Phone 8, bringing News, Weather, Sports and Finance to the small screen Beta update: #6tagram for Windows Phone 8 progressing nicely, aiming for a launch next week
Aug. 5, 2013
Parliament says you should be able to circumvent geoblocks; The Wii U on the brink of failure; and Moto X – the future of Motorola? We also talk about the numerous security updates Instagram has made, a small rant on classification and much more. And this is our second podcast at our new time slot! Join Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott for your latest dose of tech news. DOWNLOAD MP3 SUBSCRIBE via iTunes SUBSCRIBE via RSS Show Notes Stories The Election Date Peter Capaldi announced as the next Doctor Chris: Firefox Phone Moto X finally revealed – dual-core CPU, 4.7-inch display, 10MP camera Beating The Australia Tax: How The Parliament Wants To Stop IT Rip-Offs Vodafone lets you to “Roam Like Home”, caps roaming charges in NZ, USA and UK to just $5 a day Foxtel Play launches – watch Pay-TV without the contract and box Section: FAV APP OF WEEK No Instagram for you! Instagram deletes photos uploaded by WP8 third-party app 6tagram, WP8 third-party app will get Instagram’s blessing Westpac online banking suffers two days of downtime Saints Row IV gets a MA15+ rating – so, what was removed? Grand Theft Auto V is not getting banned, gets R18+ rating Nintendo Sold Only 160,000 Wii U Consoles Worldwide Last Quarter Microsoft required the change SkyDrive name after court ruling
Aug. 4, 2013
We are a couple of hours away from the BBC announcing who will play the Twelfth Doctor, so why not speculate and discuss the wide-ranging field of people who could succeed Matt Smith? Could the next Doctor be American, female or – dare I say it – ginger? Join us in a special TechGeek Weekly with our friends over at Ausdroid as we discuss who will be Number 12. What do we think of the favourite Peter Capaldi, Russell Tovey or even Dame Judi Dench playing the role? How about Daniel Radcliffe or Hugh Laurie? Or how about some far fetched ones including Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan or even Robert Pattinson? Joining Terence Huynh in the special episode are: Jason Murray (Ausdroid and frequent guest on TechGeek Weekly), Adam Rickets (Ausdroid) and Alex Dennis (Ausdroid). For those who don’t know TechGeek Weekly, we call this an Episode 96 – as in, we’re not talking about technology. Don’t worry, we’ll be back doing that tomorrow with a new episode. Do be warned, it is at least an hour and half long. I’m interested in hearing what you think could be Number 12 – feel free to comment below. GIF courtesy from BBC America/Doctor Who Tumblr DOWNLOAD MP3 SUBSCRIBE via iTunes SUBSCRIBE via RSS
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