August 1, 2010 – The good ship Plastiki

August 1, 2010 – The good ship Plastiki

Aug 2, 2010

Tonight on The Gadget Grill, we cooked up a bunch of laughs, security, inappropriate jokes, and we even told a tale about a boat named Plastiki. Made from 12,500 plastic bottles – the same sort you get when you buy a soft drink or bottle of water – this boat managed to make its way from San Francisco to Sydney. We’ll hear from the people on...

July 25, 2010 – The death of 3D

July 25, 2010 – The death of 3D

Jul 26, 2010

Cinema in the third dimension reinvented itself late last year with Avatar, and since then there have been more 3D movies than we could poke a two-dimensional cel-shaded stick at. But is 3D dying already? It disappeared from the movies in the fifties and the eighties… will it disappear again? Continuing on from an article we read over at Gizmodo,...

July 18, 2010 – Is Google paranoid?

July 18, 2010 – Is Google paranoid?

Jul 19, 2010

This week on our “Moving Foward” show, we moved forward by looking at a new computer, headphones, and a lot of news. We also looked at a new side of Google that’s been bothering us lately: overly assertive security. We’re seeing it in Google Docs – an office suite we use quite a lot and have talked about previously – and we...

July 11, 2010 – A whole new world of gaming

July 11, 2010 – A whole new world of gaming

Jul 12, 2010

This week on The Gadget Grill, we’re looking at toys and their stories. Okay, that’s probably not quite right. What we are looking at is how Australians are changing their habits with video games, something that is happening as families begin to gather around the Wii instead of the board game that used to occupy after dinner time. We’re also...

July 4, 2010 – The danger of dating scams

July 4, 2010 – The danger of dating scams

Jul 5, 2010

While July 4th might normally be a time for celebration (at least in America), tonight’s show was all about the real life dangers of online dating. We got to talking with internet security group McAfee recently about a story that affected at least one Australian looking for love online in a bad way. There’s also a bunch of news including a flying car...

June 27, 2010 – Buying a PC at EOFYS

June 27, 2010 – Buying a PC at EOFYS

Jun 28, 2010

Normally we reject as many annoying acronyms as possible, but we can’t get past the usefulness of EOFYS, or the “End Of Financial Year Sales”. Saying that, we promise to never say it again here at the Grill. On this show, however, we have to reference it because right now is the perfect time to get the most value out of a new PC purchase. To...