TECHGEEK Weekly 67: Big Bird Is A Jerk (Lawsuit Pending)

TECHGEEK Weekly 67: Big Bird Is A Jerk (Lawsuit Pending)

Motorola resurrects the RAZR, Samsung wants to ban the iPhone, and BlackBerry is continuing to dig their grave. Meanwhile, Sesame Street becomes a bit more explicit, though not on purpose. All this and more on this week’s edition of TECHGEEK Weekly.

Hosted by Terence Huynh and Stewart Wilson (welcome back!), they are joined by Chris Southcott and Tom Solari to recap the news that was while adding a bit of behind the scenes stuff from, among other things.

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Show Notes

The Top Stories

Samsung makes GALAXY Nexus official – Android 4.0, 4.65-inch display, 1.2GHz dual core processor

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: everything you need to know

Android 4.0 Platform Highlights

Motorola relaunches the RAZR – Android, 4.3-inch display, coming in Nov on Optus

Google Music Store — With a “Twist” — Coming Soon, Says Android Boss

TIT FOR TAT – Samsung files injunction seeking to ban iPhone 4S in Australia

RUMOUR MILL: iPhone 5 to be released in winter 2012? (TL;DR edition)

Bad Siri! She’ll let anyone use a locked iPhone 4S

Pwnage Playtime

PlayStation Vita finally gets Australian release date and price

Portal 2 Level Editor In the Works

Mass Effect 3 Demo Coming in January

360 Battlefield 3 is ‘Standard-Def’ without Texture Pack

Tom’s Stockings (1)

Sad news in the tablet world, with the axing of the Telstra T-Touch Tab. Launched one year ago and made by Chinese company Huawei, the tablet has faced disappointing sales. The company plans to replace it with the…

iPad 2! Telstra are allowing you to purchase the iPhone WiFi + 3G version either for full price on pre-paid or spread the cost out over 24 months on a post-paid plan. As per any Telstra mobile product, you’ll experience NextG’s vast and supiror network. Too bad the iPad 2 doesn’t support LTE/4G. You can register your at their site.

Being passed this week by shareholders, the Telstra-NBN deal could face another problem – the date.The ACCC has said that it may not be able to finalise its approval or opposition to the deal by December 20, which is the date when the deal, if it does not get approval, becomes null. That’s going to hurt a lot for the NBN.

In Other News

RIM unveils new BlackBerry operating system

RIM’s BBX runs into trademark trouble

RIM blew it: No BlackBerry PlayBook, phones today

BlackBerry freebie: RIM apps to placate for outage

Microsoft’s Andy Lees: Nokia will announce ‘its Windows Phones’ at Nokia World

Nokia Sabre Windows Phone looks sharp in leaked snap

Meet Lytro, the Light-Field Camera that Snaps 4D Pics

Upcoming changes to Reader: a new look, new Google+ features, and some clean-up

A New Look for Gmail

Hackers add porn to Sesame Street YouTube channel

Tom’s Stockings (2)

Quickflix, the Australian clone of Netflix, has announced that they will start streaming movies to the PS3. However, we don’t know what kind of content it will present to users. But you can bet this will be expensive.

Spotify could be heading to Australia. The company is said to be hiring staff. One confirmed posting, in Sydney, is to “liaise” with local record labels and music distributors. However, don’t expect it to be soon, since it will have to negotiate deals with the record labels.

Canon has announced a brand new DSLR – the EOS-1D X. It features an 18.1 megapixel CMOS sensor with 12fps of auto-focus continuous shooting. It also features some slight changes in the chassis and will come to Australia in 2012. Pricing has not been announced, but it could be around $6,000.

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