TECHGEEK Weekly 29: New Blood Required

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While James and Stewart are out, we get Tom Wood – a former host of a former TECHGEEK Podcast incarnation – to help us dissect the news that Playboy is going to the iPad uncensored, the University of Sydney having a privacy headache and Steve Jobs has gone on medical leave – again.

Tom Wood, who also happens to be a known advocate of cyber-bullying prevention, also finds himself doing Stewart’s job.

And yes, Stewart and James will be back next week (hopefully). Hope you enjoy the episode. See you all next week, and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE!

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The Top Stories

Steve Jobs goes on medical leave again
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/01/18/steve-jobs-goes-on-medical-leave-again/

Apple’s bright view outshines Jobs’s plight
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE70G2Y320110119

Google changes CEO, moves Schmidt to Chairman
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/01/21/google-changes-ceo-moves-schmidt-to-chairman/

Headache for Uni of Sydney as student data exposed on web
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/01/20/headache-for-uni-of-sydney-as-student-data-exposed-on-web/

Nintendo 3DS to launch 25 March in Europe, 27 March in North America
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/01/20/nintendo-3ds-to-launch-25-march-in-europe-27-march-in-north-america/

Nintendo reveals new information for Nintendo 3DS
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/01/20/nintendo-reveals-new-information-for-nintendo-3ds/

U.S. Approves Comcast’s Acquisition of NBC U, but With Conditions
http://newenterprise.allthingsd.com/20110118/u-s-approves-comcast%E2%80%99s-acquisition-of-nbcu-but-with-conditions/?mod=ATD_rss

Comcast will retain NBC’s stake in Hulu, but is stripped of control
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2011/01/comcast-will-retain-nbcs-stake-in-hulu-but-is-stripped-of-control.html

Stewart’s Tom’s Briefs (1)

The Samsung Secret – Why U.S. Galaxy S Phones run Android 2.1 Still
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=913045

Mobile payments are coming to Starbucks
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41153715

Eighth grader knocks Angry Birds out of the top free spot on the App Store
http://venturebeat.com/2011/01/17/eighth-grader-knocks-free-angry-birds-out-of-the-top-spot-on-the-app-store/

Playboy Magazine coming to iPad in its uncensored form in March, including full back catalog
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/19/playboy-magazine-coming-to-ipad-in-its-uncensored-form-in-march/

In Other News

Bloomberg: PSP2 announcement next week, PlayStation Phone at MWC
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/01/19/bloomberg-psp2-announcement-next-week-playstation-phone-at-mwc/

iPad 2 Retina Display confirmed by a picture of wood?
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/01/18/ipad-2-retina-display-confirmed-by-a-picture-of-wood/

FaceTime, Camera and PhotoBooth Icons Confirm Camera in iPad 2
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/01/20/facetime-camera-and-photobooth-icons-confirm-camera-in-ipad-2/

Latest rumor: iPad 2 won’t feature Retina Display
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20028878-37.html

HTC to launch Flyer tablet PC in March
http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20110119PD217.html

W3C brings out a new logo for HTML5… wait, what?
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/01/19/w3c-brings-out-a-new-logo-for-html5-wait-what/

Last Days For Central IPv4 Address Pool
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/11/01/22/057227/Last-Days-For-Central-IP-Address-Pool?from=twitter

Stewart’s Tom’s Briefs (2)

Google Launches Fourth Annual ‘Doodle 4 Google’ Contest
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2375961,00.asp

“Angry Birds” To Become an Animated Series
http://mashable.com/2011/01/20/angry-birds-animated-series/

Apple “screwing” new iPhones out of simple DIY repair
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/01/apple-screwing-new-iphones-out-of-simple-diy-repair.ars

Duke Nukem Forever Gets Release Date, New Trailer
http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2011/01/duke-nukem-forever-release-date/

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