There's just Rik and Stu around for the podcast this week, but they certainly don't pull any punches when it comes to the hottest tech news and gadget tomfoolery.

Naturally, Google's buyout of Motorola is high on the agenda, as the two Linters mull over the impact it'll have on the rest of the industry. And the ongoing Apple versus Samsung court case takes an interesting twist. Plus, Rik talks about his experience of being locked in a room with Anthony Daniels (C3PO), a couple of chaps from Industrial Light & Magic, and some exclusive footage of the forthcoming Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray box-set.

And, rather than a games review this week, the team reveals more than expected about the first act of Gears of War 3's campaign mode, which we've played in full [warning: spoiler alert].

So, join the Linters for a Lancer-wielding podcast, that's more Gears of War than gears of a 1970's Raleigh Chopper.

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PLEASE NOTE: This podcast was recorded before it was revealed that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction has been lifted for all EU countries barring Germany. So keep that in mind, please... Ta!