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The search is on for Australia’s 2012 TopGeek!

I was in the Top 20 last year and had so much fun. Plus, I gained a whole bunch of sexy friends and scored an awesome job out of it!

All you need to do is submit a photo and a quick bio celebrating your geeky passions. Easy!

The prize? An all-expenses-paid trip to an internal geeky convention.

Seriously, get on that.

Hands-on: Sonos Controller 3.7 update

Post date Posted Monday, March 19, 2012 at 10:31 pm by Jason Cartwright |

Sonos 3.7

Last week we got wind of an update coming to the Sonos desktop software. Version 3.7 brings an updated UI design with much improved, and much needed responsiveness. The Sonos controller is now as slick as you were the first time you showed off your multi-room audio system to your jealous friends.

The consistent blue theme to the controller software now flows through all platforms of the controller. Functions like setting alarms and timers are now surfaced at the bottom of the UI, making accessing them much more convenient than through traditional menus.

The 3.7 controller update will be rolling out to Windows, OSX, iOS and Android today. By the way, did I mention how awesome it is to have Rdio integration? While not new in the update, its one of my favourite parts of owning a Sonos. Browsing a catalogue that large did used to have lengthy delays in searching and adding tracks, which has now disappeared in 3.7.

Good job on the update Sonos, it’s a welcome performance update and consistent UI between devices. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for 3.8.

View more from Jason Cartwright at Techau.tv.

Revenge of the Nerd founder and TopGeek 2.0 entrant, Skaidris Gunsmith, interviews fellow TopGeek 2.0 entrant and webmaster of Zelda Universe, Cody Davies, on the political history of his Zelda fan site.

Jeff Rubin is a Comedian, Actor, Host & Writer known for his nerdy work with popular comedy website CollegeHumor.com & Jest.com

In the first official Revenge of The Nerd Podcast Skaidris Gunsmith catches up with Rubin to discuss his career at College Humor, Doppleganger Economists and his own Podcast “The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show”

Finished those chibis that were sitting on my desk.  I’m going to use these to make some plastic phone charms to sell at Cons this year.  Already working on some more of Oracle, Harley Quinn, Power Girl and Black Canary. My first Con of the year will be Melbourne Supanova in April!  I’ll have an Artist’s Alley table, more details to come.

Finished those chibis that were sitting on my desk.  I’m going to use these to make some plastic phone charms to sell at Cons this year.  Already working on some more of Oracle, Harley Quinn, Power Girl and Black Canary.

My first Con of the year will be Melbourne Supanova in April!  I’ll have an Artist’s Alley table, more details to come.

- Cassandra James

A wild iPad 3 concept - by Jason Cartwright

iPad 3 concept

We’re just days away from the iPad 3 event (March 7th), but regardless of what Apple announces, it will never be as cool as this concept. This iPad 3 video contains advanced CG iPad 3 features on a new iPad design.

In the video, the iPad 3 Concept showcases an edge-to-edge screen, magnetic connections between multiple iPads and 3d holographic displays for control of multiplayer games without requiring screen real estate.

TopGeek veteran, Skaidris Gunsmith, chats to professional Xena cosplayer Kelly ‘Xena’ Mitchel on his blog, Revenge of the Nerd.

Hands on with PlayStation Vita - by Andy Wells

I spent last night floating in Sydney harbour with Sony Computer Entertainment and a mix of media and members of the Video Games industry for the launch of the Playstation Vita, which will hit retail stores on Thursday.

What is the PlayStation Vita?

It’s the successor to the PlayStation Portable, the portable games and entertainment device that’s been on the market in evolving forms since late 2005.

How is it different?

While the physical shape is very much like that of the PlayStation Portable, the PlayStation Vita packs a real punch in so many areas, starting with the screen.  The 5inch OLED touch screen display is crisp and delivers smooth… Read more

One of our TopGeek veterans, Tahlia Celenn, thought our new TopGeek 2.0 readers might like this…

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