TECHGEEK Weekly 35: So much for #winning

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We give our take on the Apple iPad 2 announcement, find out Microsoft’s response to the tablet and see if 3D is a big gimmick on the Nintendo 3DS. As well, IE6 hopefully goes into the grave and Street View now on bicycles? You’ll have to listen and find out.

A shorten edition today as Audition managed to crap out and lose the entire recording (luckily we only just started), and as well James Wilson decides to pop out.

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This is the iPad 2: March 25
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/03/03/ipad2/

iOS 4.3 officially revealed
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/03/03/ios-4-3-officially-revealed/

iMovie, GarageBand for iPad announced — $4.99 on March 11th
http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/02/imovie-for-ipad-announced/

iPad 2 gets a Smart Cover
http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/02/ipad-2-gets-a-smart-cover/

Report: Microsoft plans to demo Windows 8 tablets by June
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-20037734-75.html

Microsoft Said to Plan Windows Release for Tablets in 2012
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-03-04/microsoft-said-to-plan-windows-release-for-tablets-in-2012.html

GFail: Google ‘Very Sorry’ After the Cloud Eats Thousands of Gmail Accounts
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/02/gmail-fail/

3DS launches in Japan: handheld sells out, already hacked
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/02/3ds-launches-in-japan-handheld-sells-out-already-hacked.ars

Failure to Launch – Nintendo 3DS Dream Dead on Arrival?
http://gamrfeed.vgchartz.com/story/84453/failure-to-launch-nintendo-3ds-dream-dead-on-arrival/

Pwnage Playtime

Mortal Kombat may be modified for Australia + Challenge Tower
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/03/03/mortal-kombat-may-be-modified-for-australia/

LG wins injunction against Sony: PS3 shipments to Europe seized
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/03/01/lg-wins-injunction-against-sony-ps3-shipments-to-europe-seized/

Aussie R18+ decision deferred again
http://au.gamespot.com/news/6299920.html

Stewart’s Briefs (1)

Upgrading from Windows 1 to 7 – with everything in between
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/03/03/upgrading-from-windows-1-to-7-with-everything-in-between/

TI-Nspire graphing calcs get full color displays, 3D, WiFi, and new OS
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/28/ti-nspire-graphing-calcs-get-full-color-displays-3d-wifi-and/

Charlie Sheen’s new Twitter account gaining about 2,000 followers per minute
http://www.tech-ex.net/2011/03/charlie-sheens-new-twitter-account.html

In Other News

Microsoft pushes users to (finally) stop using IE6
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/03/05/microsoft-pushes-users-to-finally-stop-using-ie6/
http://www.ie6countdown.com/

Apple fights for ‘App Store’ name, calls Microsoft clueless as usual
http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2011/03/apple-fights-for-app-store-trademark.html

Vodafone’s UK network taken down by a break-in (update: some services restored)
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/28/vodafones-uk-network-taken-down-by-a-break-in-at-its-basingstok/

WordPress.com Suffers Largest DDoS Attack In Its History
http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/03/wordpress-com-suffers-major-ddos-attack/

WordPress hit with second big attack in two days
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20039385-245.html

Apple Said to Negotiate Unlimited Downloads of iTunes Music Purchases
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-04/apple-said-to-negotiate-unlimited-downloads-of-music-purchases.html

AMD compares upcoming Llano Fusion APU with Intel Core i7, puts the heat on Sandy Bridge (video)
http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/01/amd-compares-upcoming-llano-fusion-apu-with-intel-core-i7-kil/

Encourage Your Crush To Break Up With Creepy Facebook App
http://mashable.com/2011/02/25/waitingroom/

In the Loop

Steve Jobs knighthood blocked by UK Government
http://techgeek.com.au/2011/03/01/steve-jobs-knighthood-blocked-by-uk-government/

Apple: you must be at least 17 years old to use Opera
http://www.techspot.com/news/42668-apple-you-must-be-at-least-17-years-old-to-use-opera.html

Apple testing Android-like gesture-based lock screen for iOS
http://www.9to5mac.com/54135/apple-testing-android-like-gesture-based-lock-screen-for-ios/

Mac OS X backdoor Trojan, now in beta?
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/02/26/mac-os-x-backdoor-trojan-now-in-beta/

Stewart’s Briefs (2)

Google goes off-road for latest Street View images
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9212278/Google_goes_off_road_for_latest_Street_View_images

WikiLeaks, Net nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20037751-281.html

Facebook Linked To One In Five Divorces In US
http://idle.slashdot.org/story/11/03/01/1617226/Facebook-Linked-To-One-In-Five-Divorces-In-US

Star Wars’ 3D coming to theaters in early 2012
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20039230-17.html

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