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


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

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