TECHGEEK Weekly 39: Shooting Elephants in a Barrel

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Google brings out a Facebook copycat, Julia Gillard’s emails have been compromised and the iPhone 5 isn’t coming out until October? We discuss these stories on this week’s TECHGEEK Weekly.

As well, we also hear about GoDaddy’s CEO Bob Parsons (right) is, well, an elephant killer – sparking outrage with PETA after a video he posted showed him killing the animal and the body greedily eaten up by villagers.

James Wilson and Stewart Wilson aren’t present in this week’s episode because they are apparently at a party, but we get Tom back and have Gabriel Huynh and Liam Frapell, another one of Chris’ friends, to join into the party. So don’t forget to listen and subscribe!

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Show Notes

The Top Stories

Julia Gillard, Government email accounts compromised

Hackers log in to federal MPs’ emails

WWDC 2011 set for early June, to focus on future of iOS, Mac OS

iOS 5 Likely Pushed To The Fall After A Cloud Unveiling At WWDC

Report: Next iPhone not coming until October?

Amazon Cloud Player goes live, streams music on your computer and Android

Introducing Cloud Drive & Cloud Player (Video)

Amazon’s Cloud Service Is A) Legal B) Illegal? C) Probably Here To Stay

Pwnage Playtime

Nintendo teases next gaming console, says it probably won’t be 3D

Minecraft 1.4 has landed. Minecraft item store is live

PlayStation games now available on Android Market

Mortal Kombat (2011 Video Game): SPOILERS! DLC Characters and Full character select screen leaked

Stewart’s Briefs (1)

Facebook gets five more film rentals

Twitter app finally loses annoying QuickBar feature

Mozilla Launches Firefox 4 for Android

In Other News

Google unveils ‘+1′ button to rival Facebook ‘Like’

One month later, Honeycomb has just 50 native apps

HTC confirms Flyer tablet will get Honeycomb… sometime

Google Working On Its Own “Nexus” Tablet With LG

Microsoft files European antitrust complaint against Google

Windows Phone 7 Predicted To Beat Apple iPhone

Fake Android app steals data, takes shot at pirates

Phishing scam masquerades as Adobe upgrade

IEEE approves next generation WiMAX standard, invites you to meet 802.16m

Comic Sans Pro? Yes indeed!

Comic Sans Complete Family Pack

In The Loop

Apple Lowers iPod Prices Up to 10% in Australia

Is there a new Apple Store opening in South Melbourne?

Stewart’s Briefs (2)

Microsoft keeps gunning after Apple’s ‘generic’ App Store trademark, brings in a linguistics expert

Twitter Co-Founder Dorsey Returns To Head Product Development

GoDaddy CEO kills elephant, videotapes act

Nokia publishes Symbian source code

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