TECHGEEK Weekly 90: No Ethernet Port on a MacBook Pro!?

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Facebook is now a public company; the Lumia 900 is coming to Australia; Apple to buy a TV company (though they say they’re not); and what Apple rumour has pretty much made Stewart angry? All this and more on TECHGEEK Weekly.

Terence, Stewart and Chris are your hosts for this week as we take a look at this week’s biggest tech news, rumours and the other weird stuff on the web.

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Facebook stalls on IPO – $42.05 at open, closes just above $38

Facebook is Going Public (and other stuff that you should know)

GAME Australia goes into administration – will it find a buyer like GAME UK?

GAME: Diablo III pre-orders uncertain, gift cards honoured (with a catch)

Nokia Lumia 900 and 610 coming to Australia, available on Optus and Vodafone

Report: Google to sell ‘portfolio of Nexus’ devices with multiple partners

Researchers Tackle Android Fragmentation, Find 4,000 Devices

Here’s what Android fragmentation really looks like

RUMOUR MILL: Apple looking to buy German TV maker Loewe, potentially for Apple HDTV?

German TV maker Loewe denies Apple acquisition rumour, says report has “absolutely nothing to it”

Apple readies revamped 15-inch MacBook Pro: Retina Display, ultra-thin design, and super-fast USB 3

Apple Said to Plan Thinner Mac Laptops With Intel Chips

WSJ: production of 4-inch iPhone beginning in June

iPhone 5 A5X chip tipped in testing plus new iPod touch

Kiss Aero goodbye: Latest Windows 8 build reveals minimalistic desktop UI

Intel Windows 8 tablets to hit retail stores in November

Windows 8 Pro PC Upgrade Cost is Just $15

Microsoft: No Windows Phone ‘Mango,’ No Marketplace

Twitter rolls out weekly e-mail digest of tweets, stories

Twitter Improves Privacy Options, Now Supports ‘Do Not Track’

Man surgically attaches iPod to wrist

Tom’s Stockings

Yahoo’s CEO is out after faking his computer science degree in his resume. While only being on the job since January of this year, he’s managed to make himself stand out – such as suing Facebook.

Diaspora, the social network that was created after Facebook’s privacy problems, is likely to launch this summer. The open source network, which lets users own their data, will add more features like letting users customise how they post photos, texts and videos. Though, being a Facebook competitor? Ask Google+ and see how they are doing.

HBO’s Game of Thrones is looking likely to be the most pirated show of 2012, according to tracking and analysis firm Big Champagne. The show, now in its second season, is getting more than 25 million downloads a month. Why? Probably because many people don’t have HBO.

Mozilla has released Firefox for Android Beta. It’s new update sees improved performance, a new design to tie in with the Android interface and native support for Flash. The beta is available in the Android Marketplace now, so go check it out.

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