TECHGEEK Podcast #22: It’s a series of tubes

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It’s the second to last show of the year! And we go off with some Wikileaks news, because that has happen to dominate the news, with all the hacking and arrests. Wow. As well, we discuss the new Facebook profile design changes, and the new Chrome OS laptop.

We also find that Tom has had his internet capped, George Lucas is creepy, Steve Jobs has something he wants to say in an email and that Internet Explorer is safer than Firefox – how? Also, what the hell?

Anyway, if you want to get our email addresses, you can get them after the jump. See you next week. Oh, and don’t forget we have a live show on December 18!

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The Top Stories

Fallout begins as 4chan starts defending Wikileaks
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/12/08/fallout-begins-as-4chan-starts-defending-wikileaks/

First arrest made in WikiLeaks revenge attacks
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/12/first-arrest-made-in-wikileaks-revenge-attacks.ars

Julian Assange arrested by UK police
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/12/07/julian-assange-arrested-by-uk-police/

Caving to pressure from supporters, PayPal releases WikiLeaks’ funds [Update: PayPal down] http://thenextweb.com/media/2010/12/09/caving-to-pressure-from-supporters-paypal-releases-wikileaks-funds/

One button lets you join the pro-Wikileaks parade
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/12/11/one-button-lets-you-join-the-pro-wikileaks-parade/

Facebook reveals profile page overhaul, in public beta
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/12/06/facebook-reveals-profile-page-overhaul-in-public-beta/

An update on Chrome, the Web Store and Chrome OS
http://chrome.blogspot.com/2010/12/update-on-chrome-web-store-and-chrome.html

Google unveils Cr-48, the first Chrome OS laptop
http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/07/google-unveils-cr-48-the-first-chrome-os-laptop/

Google Chrome OS gets detailed, first laptops from Acer and Samsung coming mid-2011
http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/07/google-chrome-os-gets-detailed/

Google releases 2010 top search results – ChatRoulette, iPad, Bieber top “Fastest Rising”
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/12/10/google-releases-2010-top-search-results-chatroulette-ipad-bieber-top-fastest-rising/

Stewart’s Briefs (1)

YouPorn sued for using JavaScript flaw to spy on users
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/12/youporn-targeted-for-using-javascript-flaw-to-spy-on-users.ars

George Lucas wants to resuscitate dead actors using computers
http://dvice.com/archives/2010/12/george-lucas-wa.php

Google launches eBookstore
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/12/09/google-launches-ebookstore/

Man Sues Rockstar Saying GTA:SA Is Based On His Life
http://idle.slashdot.org/story/10/12/09/1452250/Man-Sues-Rockstar-Saying-GTASA-Is-Based-On-His-Life

Gadgets

Terence: AR.Drone from Parrot
http://ardrone.parrot.com/parrot-ar-drone/usa/

Stewart – the CR-48 laptop
http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/07/google-unveils-cr-48-the-first-chrome-os-laptop/

Tom: RunCore’s 1TB SATA III SSD
http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/10/runcores-1tb-sata-iii-ssd-is-3-5-inches-and-1tb-big-500mb-s-fa/

In Other News

Jobs in email: MobileMe to “get a lot better” in 2011
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/12/08/jobs-in-email-mobileme-to-get-a-lot-better-in-2011/

iPad 2 to Ship by End of February 2011?
http://www.macrumors.com/2010/12/07/ipad-2-to-ship-by-end-of-february-2011/

Apple prepares new camera-toting iPads: sources
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6B90PW20101210

Alleged iPad 2 cases show up with some interesting cuts (video)
http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/09/alleged-ipad-2-cases-show-up-with-some-interesting-cuts-video/

Android Users Hungriest For Mobile Data, Study Say
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/212954/android_users_hungriest_for_mobile_data_study_says.html

AGs delay R18+ rating decision till March
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/12/10/ags-delay-r18-rating-decision-till-march/

Internet Explorer 9 gets new anti-tracking privacy feature
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/12/internet-explorer-9-to-ship-with-new-privacy-features-to-combat-tracking.ars

… And Mozilla removes theirs.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704584804575645074178700984.html

Stewart’s Briefs (2)

Desktop version of Google Docs now works on iPad
http://www.9to5mac.com/41548/desktop-version-of-google-docs-now-works-on-ipad

Appletell exclusive: Mac App Store to open December 13th? [updated] http://www.appletell.com/apple/comment/appletell-exclusive-mac-app-store-to-open-december-13th/

Oldest computer ever remade with Legos, fully works
http://dvice.com/archives/2010/12/oldest-computer.php

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Trailer
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/paramount/transformersdarkofthemoon/

Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception announced for PlayStation 3
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/12/11/uncharted-3-drake%e2%80%99s-deception-announced-for-playstation-3/

Cydia for Mac app store confirmed, touching down in a matter of weeks
http://www.geeksmack.net/apple/cydia-for-mac-app-store-confirmed-touching-down-in-a-matter-of-weeks

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