TECHGEEK Weekly 30: Death by SMS

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Wow. We’ve reached 30 episodes – who knew from the beginning we would actually have reached this far. Anyway, we discuss the IPv4 running out of addresses, the new PSP2 by Sony and the Egypt Internet Blackout.

We also find out that we are really good at debating points of view, so you may find this episode to be longer than what we usually have our podcasts Sorry if we explode your download cap, but it is a must-listen episode, especially since it is our 30th episode!

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The Top Stories

Egypt Protests: Internet is cut off, more to come soon?
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/01/28/egypt-protests-internet-is-cut-off-more-to-come-soon/

Egypt Protests: Facebook, Twitter re-blocked, SMS network shut down by govt.
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/01/28/egypt-protests-facebook-twitter-re-blocked-sms-network-shut-down-by-govt/

Amidst chaos and riots, Egypt turns off the Internet
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/01/amidst-chaos-and-riots-egypt-turns-off-the-internet.ars

FBI executes search warrants in probe of pro-WikiLeaks cyber attacks
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/01/28/cyber.warrants/

Anonymous’ defends the use of web attacks
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12307802

Introducing the PSP 2 [update] http://techgeek.com.au/2011/01/27/introducing-the-psp-2/

PlayStation Suite announced
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/01/27/playstation-suite-announced/

Internet Body May Use up IPv4 Addresses This Week
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/217572/internet_body_may_use_up_ipv4_addresses_this_week.html

Google reveals details of Android 3.0 Honeycomb, releases preview SDK
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/01/27/google-reveals-details-of-android-3-0-honeycomb-releases-preview-sdk/

Stewart’s Briefs (1)

Text message blows up suicide bomber by accident
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Text+message+blows+suicide+bomber+accident/4172966/story.html

Kevin Rose: Yahoo Contacted Digg To See If We Wanted To Take Over Delicious
http://techcrunch.com/2011/01/26/kevin-rose-yahoo-contacted-digg-to-see-if-we-wanted-to-take-over-delicious/

Apple, News Corp to hold event to launch The Daily
http://www.loopinsight.com/2011/01/27/apple-news-corp-to-hold-event-to-launch-the-daily/

Average iPhone owner has 108 apps, spends 84 minutes a day using them
http://www.tuaw.com/2011/01/28/average-iphone-owner-spends-84-minutes-a-day-using-the-108-apps/

In Other News

Exclusive: BlackBerry PlayBook and smartphones to run Android apps?
http://www.bgr.com/2011/01/26/exclusive-blackberry-playbook-and-smartphones-to-run-android-apps/

Vodafone dealer axed after revelations of customer deception
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/01/24/vodafone-dealer-axed-after-revelations-of-customer-deception/

Google Starts Censoring BitTorrent, RapidShare and More
http://torrentfreak.com/google-starts-censoring-bittorrent-rapidshare-and-more-110126/

Google brings printing to mobile devices… via the cloud
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/01/25/google-brings-printing-to-mobile-devices-via-the-cloud/

Microsoft ‘Looking At’ Bringing Office to Apple’s Mac App Store
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/01/27/microsoft-looking-at-bringing-office-to-apples-mac-app-store/

60% of AOL’s Profits Come From Misinformed Customers
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/11/01/23/1251254/60-of-AOLs-Profits-Come-From-Misinformed-Customers

Apple Plans Service That Lets IPhone Users Pay With Handsets
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-01-25/apple-plans-service-that-lets-iphone-users-pay-with-handsets.html

Antisocial network: SI man sues Facebook for banning him
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/staten_island/antisocial_network_WIiiaZ4tHPBHHlXx4GuG5I

Stewart’s Briefs (2)

WikiLeaks: the Movie to blow whistle on ‘most dangerous man in the world’
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/jan/21/wikileaks-movie-biography-julian-assange

Screw the colour white – iPhone 4 now gets a clear case
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/01/24/screw-the-colour-white-iphone-4-now-gets-a-clear-case/

Facebook Credits Will Be Mandatory Payment Platform Starting July 1
http://emoney.allthingsd.com/20110124/facebook-credits-will-be-mandatory-payment-platform-starting-july-1/

Facebook Deals come to the Android app
http://thenextweb.com/apps/2011/01/28/facebook-deals-come-to-the-android-app/

Duke Nukem Forever Dated
http://au.pc.ign.com/articles/114/1145316p1.html

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