TECHGEEK Weekly 42: I’m Going to Play COD… Oh, wait…

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PlayStation Network hacked, Apple tracking every move you make and Delicious sold to the guys who started YouTube. All that and more on this week’s episode of TECHGEEK Weekly. Also, we have a little giveaway – Gears of War 3 Beta Codes!!

We’re back from a long break, with a bunch of stories from the last two weeks. As well, it is the last regular episode for Terence, so wish Stewart and Tom good luck in taking the reigns of organising the show notes every week.

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Show Notes

The Top Stories

PlayStation Network still down for “maintenance”

Sony confirms users’ data compromised in breach

Ars readers report credit card fraud, blame Sony

PlayStation Network Still Down; Sony Says it Will Return By May 4

Amazon’s Cloud Crashed Overnight, And Brought Several Other Companies Down Too

Amazon Details Last Week’s Cloud Failure, and Apologizes

Apple, Google Collect User Data

Apple: We’ll fix iPhone tracking ‘bug’

Apple is sued over location tracking

Microsoft: Windows Phones Do Not Store Location History

Pwnage Playtime

RIP: PSP Go!

Portal 2 DLC #1 will be free on PC, Mac, PS3, and 360 this summer, single- and multiplayer content in tow

Nintendo: Next Wii coming in 2012, to be previewed at E3

Stewart’s Briefs (1)

Baseball Disaster: Yanks Leak 21,000 Ticket Holders’ Personal Info

Sony’s father of CD, PlayStation dies

Social Network Pioneer Friendster To Erase All User Photos, Blogs And More On May 31

In Other News

SMH: Hulu to launch in Australia

EXCLUSIVE: YouTube Finally Goes Hollywood With New Movies on Demand Service

YouTube founders buy Delicious off Yahoo

Google’s Android Runs 50% of New Smartphones, Nielsen Says

Shocker! Free Android apps outnumber free iPhone apps

Windows Phone NoDo rollout nears completion, Telefonica, Telstra still testing

Malaysia to open e-mail accounts for every adult by 2015

Panasonic Viera AR Setup Simulator app augments the reality of your TV dream

Microsoft’s Execrable “Clippy” Returns in Gamified Office Tutorial

Ribbon Hero 2

In The Loop

DEVASTATION: White iPhone 0.2mm Thicker Than Black One

Rumour Mill: iPhone 5 to feature new shape?

Confirmed: Apple now owns icloud.com

Stewart’s Briefs (2)

Ubuntu 11.04 Operating System Now Available for Free Download

YouTube turns on WebM transcoding, 30% of video already done

Motorola XOOM heading to Telstra – out in May

Optus reveals HTC Incredible S pricing

Join the Conversation

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001084910140 Scott Adam

    This week i’ve been playing Gears of war 2 because as one of my favorite games i love the multiplayer, Gears of war 3 looks awesome, unfortunatelly i cant play it because i dont have a code :(.

    • http://techgeek.com.au Terence Huynh

      Giveaway is now closed. Scott Adam, you have won. Please send your contact details to terencehuynh (at) techgeek.com.au.

  • Buckminster Fuller

    this week I’ve been playing “win a free gears of war 3 beta code on the internet for my console yei yei yei with the best comment yei yei yei” and some halo reach too.

    • http://techgeek.com.au Terence Huynh

      Giveaway is now closed. Buckminster Fuller, you have won. Please send your contact details to terencehuynh (at) techgeek.com.au.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1805773641 Alex Carter

    This week I have been playing Black Ops and Modern Warfare 2 because I enjoy playing these classics with my friends. I am trying to rank up and continue prestiging.

    But my continuous games are getting a bit old and I seek to play a new game that I haven’t experienced. The closest I can get to is probably the up and coming titles but they are quite some time away.
    Gears of War 3 looks great and im gonna pre-order (but, im buying it at GAME) and i’ve never played GoW before. I would love to play the beta and one of my mates have it.

  • Alex

    My friends are complaing all the time about PSN, when its going to be up. Unlucky for them :/

    Gears of War 3 looks great and im gonna pre-order (but, im buying it at GAME) and i’ve never played it before. I would love to play the beta and one of my mates have it.

  • john

    Cool

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1424211116 Jacob Talbot

    This week I have been playing GoW2 and Homefront online on the XBOX Live network, which, is up and online, unlike the PSN :P I’ve moved up 20 levels in Horde mode this week from 40 to 60 in GoW2, and I have earned 2000+ exp. in Homefront.