TECHGEEK Podcast 13: Playbook not playboy…

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In this week’s TECHGEEK Podcast, we discuss the Playbook, the over-growing number of Android tablets, and Google now has Street View in Antarctica. Yes, that place that is slowly melting away.

Oh, and we got some new sound effects for Stewart’s Briefs… too bad we got a bit over-excited about them.

TECHGEEK Podcast is released every Sunday at midnight – with the exception of today’s episode because I’m feeling out of the blue.

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SHOW NOTES

BlackBerry 7″ Tablet announced at Developer Conference
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/09/28/blackberry-7-tablet-announced-at-developer-conference/
http://www.cnet.com.au/rim-unveils-playbook-tablet-339306253.htm?feed=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+CNETAustralia+(CNET+Australia)

Samsung Galaxy Tab on sale in UK on November 1, will be available from all major carriers
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/01/samsung-galaxy-tab-on-sale-in-uk-on-november-1-will-be-availabl/

Dell launching 7-inch Android tablet in ‘next few weeks,’ 10-incher to follow a few months later
http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/29/dell-launching-7-inch-tablet-in-next-few-weeks-10-incher-to-f/

Rumor: An Amazon Android Tablet May Follow The Amazon Android App Store
http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/27/amazon-android-tablet/

Nintendo 3DS release in March 2011
http://www.cnet.com.au/nintendo-3ds-release-in-march-2011-339306295.htm?feed=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+CNETAustralia+(CNET+Australia)

Windows Phone US launch is November 8
http://windowsphonesecrets.com/2010/09/26/windows-phone-us-launch-is-november-8/

HTC Spark leaked in the wild, shows off plenty of WP7 goodness
http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/30/htc-spark-leaked-in-the-wild-shows-off-plentiful-of-wp7-goodnes/

Goldman Sachs says Apple planning thinner iPad with camera, mini USB
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/09/27/goldman_sachs_says_apple_planning_thinner_ipad_with_camera_mini_usb.html

Teardown reveals Apple TV, iPad likeness
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20018079-64.html

Confirmed: Apple TV can play 1080p content from iTunes, but still only outputs 720p
http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/30/confirmed-appletv-can-play-1080p-content-from-itunes-but-still/

Failures in mobile space cost Steve Ballmer half his bonus
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/09/30/failures_in_mobile_space_cost_steve_ballmer_half_his_bonus.html

Microsoft fights Google over Android
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/news/microsoft-fights-google-over-android/story-e6frg90x-1225933191079?from=public_rss

Android market now open to Aussie apps
http://www.cnet.com.au/android-market-now-open-to-aussie-apps-339306343.htm?feed=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+CNETAustralia+(CNET+Australia)

Facebook’s Foursquare clone launches in Australia
http://www.cnet.com.au/facebook-s-foursquare-clone-launches-in-australia-339306311.htm?feed=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+CNETAustralia+(CNET+Australia)

Sony, Warner, Disney Planning $30 Home Film-Viewing Option
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-27/sony-warner-disney-said-to-plan-30-home-film-viewing-option.html

Google Street View now covers all the continents, including Antarctica
http://dvice.com/archives/2010/09/google-street-v-1.php
http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&t=h&q=Antarctica&layer=c&cbll=-62.595743,-59.901783&panoid=wh0K3pUCdcbN3F9yFSx8aw&cbp=12,155.85,,0,5.29&hq=&hnear=Antarctica&source=embed&ll=-62.595711,-59.901667&spn=0.032276,0.077162&z=14

STEWART’S BRIEFS (Now with sound effects)

Apple TV restores in iTunes via micro-USB, UI hacked onto iPod touch (video)
http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/30/apple-tv-restores-in-itunes-via-micro-usb-ui-hacked-onto-ipod-t/

Six Android browsers enter the ring, only one reigns supreme
http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/30/six-android-browsers-enter-the-ring-only-one-reigns-supreme/

TEGA Tablet v2 release date 12th October
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/10/01/tega-tablet-v2-release-date-12th-october/

Facebook improves Photos, adds high-res image uploads
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/10/01/facebook-improves-photos-adds-high-res-image-uploads/

Wireless USB reaches revision 1.1, makes for smarter and more efficient toys
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/01/wireless-usb-reaches-revision-1-1-makes-for-smarter-and-more-ef/

TechCrunch gets sold to AOL
http://www.businessinsider.com/aol-techcrunch-price-25-million-2010-9

7PLUS now available on Aussie PS3s
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/09/27/7plus-now-available-on-aussie-ps3s/

Segway company owner dies in apparent Segway accident
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/BUSINESS/09/27/uk.segway.death/?hpt=T2

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