TECHGEEK Weekly 34: Two Girls, One Wii

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The little Wii gets a bit more intimate with a brand new game, Mortal Kombat banned in Australia and the MacBook Pro gets a little hardware revamp – and we make a big deal about it and the new Thunderbolt. Wait, what? That’s all this week on the TECHGEEK Weekly podcast with the return of James Wilson plus one guest – Matt Rossi.

Who? Matt Rossi, a friend of one of the hosts, was a podcaster. And now finds out the “organised disaster” of the podcast first hand. And Matt, we’re sorry.

And plagued with technical difficulties and obviously a sick Terence and Stewart (both are down with a cold), get ready for a mind-boggling edition of TECHGEEK Weekly.

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Show Notes

The Top Stories

Apple refreshes the MacBook Pro
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/02/25/apple-refreshes-the-macbook-pro/

Thunderbolt smokes USB, FireWire with 10Gbps throughput
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/02/thunderbolt-smokes-usb-firewire-with-10gbps-throughput.ars

Apple releases dev preview of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion with AirDrop, FileVault
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/02/24/apple_releases_preview_of_mac_os_x_10_7_lion_with_airdrop_filevault.html

Apple brings multi-touch, full-disk crypto to latest OS X
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/02/24/mac_os_x_lion_release/

iiNet wins appeal against priacy lawsuit
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/02/24/iinet-wins-appeal-against-priacy-lawsuit

Australia confirms ISPs are not copyright cops
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/02/australia-confirms-isps-are-not-copyright-cops.ars

Mortal Kombat 9 Banned in Australia? &#%@!
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/02/26/mortal-kombat-9-banned-in-australia/

Mortal Kombat banned in Australia
http://au.gamespot.com/news/6300910.html

In The Loop

FaceTime for Mac exits beta, will cost you $1.19
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/02/25/facetime-for-mac-exits-beta-will-cost-you-1-19/

Apple iPad 2 event invites go out
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/02/24/apple-ipad-2-event-invites-go-out/

Apple reportedly lowers iPad 2 production forecasts following supply shortages
http://thenextweb.com/apple/2011/02/23/apple-reportedly-lowers-ipad-2-production-forecasts-following-supply-shortages/

Apple Discontinuing MobileMe Retail Boxes, Preparing for Free Overhauled Version? [Updated] http://www.macrumors.com/2011/02/24/apple-discontinuing-mobileme-retail-boxes-preparing-for-free-overhauled-version/

Stewart’s Briefs (1)

And this is our baby daughter … Facebook
http://www.news.com.au/technology/and-this-is-our-baby-daughter-facebook/story-e6frfro0-1226009859688

British court orders WikiLeaks’ Assange extradited to Sweden
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/02/british-court-orders-wikileaks-assange-extradited-to-sweden.ars

Google Runs Into New Privacy Objections In Europe Over Street View
http://paidcontent.org/article/419-swiss-court-set-to-rule-on-privacy-objections-to-google-street-view/

The Other Stories

Telco complaints reach ‘record high’ on the back of Vodafone woes
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/telco-complaints-reach-record-high-on-the-back-of-vodafone-woes-20110225-1b7je.html

Telstra hangs up on call centres
http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/computers/blogs/gadgets-on-the-go/telstra-hangs-up-on-call-centres/20110221-1b1to.html

Microsoft temporarily disables Windows Phone 7 update for Samsung devices
http://www.winrumors.com/microsoft-temporarily-disables-windows-phone-7-update-for-samsung-devices/

Everything that can go wrong with Windows Phone 7 update does
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2011/02/everything-that-can-go-wrong-with-windows-phone-7-update-does.ars

Crush-Stalking App Breakup Notifier Amasses Over 3.6M Users, Is Shut Down By Facebook
http://techcrunch.com/2011/02/23/breakup-notifier/

Wikileaks opens online store in attempt to raise funds
http://thenextweb.com/2011/02/24/wikileaks-opens-online-store-in-attempt-to-raise-funds/

Google is thinking about killing the URL bar
http://dvice.com/archives/2011/02/google-is-think.php

Your Neighbors Are About To Invite You To Wii Sex Parties
http://kotaku.com/#!5769528/your-neighbors-are-about-to-invite-you-to-wii-sex-parties

Pwnage Playtime

Minecraft officially coming to iOS devices in 2011
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/02/22/minecraft-officially-coming-to-ios-devices-in-2011/

Fable III PC date and more
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/02/25/fable-iii-pc-date-and-more/

Microsoft to release Kinect for Windows SDK
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/02/22/microsoft-to-release-kinect-for-windows-sdk/

Stewart’s Briefs (2)

IE9’s ‘Do Not Track’ features could become Web standards
http://www.betanews.com/article/IE9s-Do-Not-Track-features-could-become-Web-standards/1298569808

Anonymous targets Westboro Baptist Church, Church says “Bring It”
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/02/21/anonymous-targets-westboro-baptist-church-church-says-bring-it/

Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office available to all
http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2011/02/google-cloud-connect-for-microsoft.html

Facebook seeking encryption for apps, mobile
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20036172-245.html