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By Todd Cochrane

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NASA Aircraft searching for Rare Earth Minerals #1626

October 04, 2022

For the next five years, NASA will be flying over five states to search for rare earth minerals to support green initiatives and not depend on the Chinese to sustain green energy manufacturing. Last Friday, the Podcast Awards ceremony went off without a hitch, and I announced the 17th annual winners.

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Show Notes:

Tim Cook meets with the Pope Apple no longer activates its SIM cards for iPads Yahoo Mail app update Amazon is launching a dedicated hub Black holes can’t trash info about what they swallow Incredible view of DART asteroid impact Stephen King’s latest thriller Walgreens turns to robots YouTube Premium and 4K NASA’s hunt for minerals A data-sharing agreement between the US and the UK Mets settle lawsuit Hulu’s price is going up Aero’s latest flying taxi Tesla and its Optimus robot Hackers release 500GB of data stolen in a school district Twitter rolls out its edit button Apple Music now has over 100 million songs The FCC and robocalls  Maserati’s first electric GranTurismo Tesla Q3 Disney’s networks are back on Dish Kim Kardashian settles with the SEC Amazon and others to improve speech recognition

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Amazon Launches 11 New Products #1625

September 29, 2022

Amazon has launched 11 new products leading up to the holidays and their next big sale. See all the details. I will be hosting the Podcast Awards ceremony at 9 pm Eastern tomorrow, Friday the 20th, on all my normal streaming locations. You can also grab the latest New Media Show to glimpse what is happening in the Podcasting 2.0 space I have been talking about.

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Show Notes:

Roku and Nielsen  Twitter rolling out podcast to Blue subscribers GM partners with OneD Battery Sciences Tesla’s Cybertruck a boat? Amazon’s QLED 4K TV Jack tried to get involved with Elon iOS 16 is a battery drain An Apple executive sues MGM+ Google challenges ISPs YouTube Personal Stories Google kills off Stadia Hurricane Ian delays SpaceX launch Super Supernovas A pair of dwarf galaxies Incredible snaps of light Square and Tap to Pay BMW and Amazon Amazon boost wages Meta suspends all hiring The FTC and the Amazon-iRobot deal

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Putin makes Snowden a Russian Citizen #1624

September 26, 2022

Dictator Putin has made Edward Snowden and Russian citizen. The traitor has lived in Russia for many years under the regime’s protection. I can only hope that they give him a job in the national security sector, and he also leaks Russian secrets. Congrats to NASA and their successful impact on the Asteroid by the Dart probe.

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Show Notes:

Apple may release MacBook Air, new Mac Pro, and more 25:08–New 8K receivers  23:13–Prime Early Access Sale 26:03–Airlines to give out refunds for busted Wi-Fi 27:48–Australia to overhaul privacy laws 29:25–Walmart arrives on Roblox 30:30–Apple Music is the sponsor for the Super Bowl Halftime Show 18:46–Google fights with Big Tech 31:33–Elon Musk and Larry Ellison 32:23–US Department of Energy has $42 million 33:10–Lego unveils a 6,187-piece “Razor Crest” set 34:50–Netflix is building a game studio 35:23–Apps that had adware on both Google Play and Apple App stores 36:02–CA, NY, and other states take action 11:55–TikTok faces fine 09:37–Putin grants citizenship to Snowden 37:21–This $310,000 all-electric luxury RV 40:21–Fitbit users will be forced to migrate to Google 15:59–NASA will hit an asteroid with a spacecraft 40:46–Checkmate UK Police arrest a teen behind Uber hacks 08:25–Artemis launch delayed

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Artemis 1 ready for next Tuesday #1623

September 22, 2022

Artemis 1 appears to finally have its leaks fixed and will potentially be able to launch on its third attempt next Tuesday. We will see if our US tax dollars can get this beast off the pad and into space. If so, NASA can redeem itself after being made look like fools the past month or so.

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Show Notes:

NASA and Hideo Kojima A cheaper Chromecast with Google TV What’s new on Paramount+ Australia phones cyber-attack The first Mario movie trailer The state of Florida and the Supreme Court Facebook users sue Meta Meta could lift the ban on Donald Trump Verizon’s rebranded TracFone The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act Amazon scores big with Thursday Night Football Starlink speeds drop The FCC and satellite operators Starlink internet on rural school buses Meta ordered to pay $175 million Over 1 million Teslas recalled  Instagram is working on “nudity protection.” NASA completes fuel test Uber and Lyft drivers net less than $7.00 an hour What’s new on Netflix Google’s making it even easier to remove your info Charter is only paying $1 billion instead of $7 billion NTSB and tech to prevent drunk driving

 

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YouTube Increases Ad Load #1622

September 15, 2022

YouTube has increased the number of ads viewers endure to unprecedented numbers. Some of them are as short as six seconds, with many ads across programming unable to be skipped, and viewers are not happy. This is one reason why I pay for an ad-free YouTuber experience. How many ads are you being forced to watch on my YouTube channel?

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Blue Origin Capsule Safely Escapes #1621

September 12, 2022

Blue Origin Capsule Safely Escapes after the main stage suffered an anomaly. This was an uncrewed flight, but the systems worked as advertised, the capsule was fully recovered, and the main stage was lost. While tragic, the simple fact that the safety systems worked as advertised is a real confidence builder.

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Show Notes:

22:39–Fix laggy internet with these extenders 23:33–Google pays “enormous sums.” 24:43–Ford and Lincoln offer hands-free highway driving  08:41–No buyouts for Chevy dealers 25:27–AT&T breaks promise 16:44–Blue Origin 26:59–Trevor Milton 28:15–Football fans unable to watch on DirectTV 28:53–ReelTime 30:28–New Tesla attack 20:36–China discovers new unknown mineral on the moon 32:25–Apple raises battery costs  33:19–A “hard bundle” of Disney+ and Hulu 34:19–John Deere invests  36:15–Apple warned by US lawmakers 37:50–Elon Musk’s 3rd attempt  39:18–iOS 16 39:26–watchOS 9 39:41–Samsung passed Huawei 39:54–Google reportedly won’t make another Pixelbook 07:18–SpaceX and its “grossly unfair” rejection Uber and Nuro 40:32–Starbucks Odyssey  41:52–Zoom makes an update

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FCC to release Detailed ISP Maps #1620

September 08, 2022

The FCC is finally on course to release ISP coverage maps down to specific addresses and the speeds obtained at that address. This will finally lay out the digital divide and show how screwed those in rural America are. I cannot wait to see this data and compare it to ground truth in November.

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Show Notes:

18:34–YouTube and education 18:55–Google Fi 19:13–Comcast to roll out new multi-gig speeds 20:11–Lowe’s and Instacart 21:09–Google’s October 6th event 21:22–Brazil bans sales of iPhones 22:28–Disney+ Day 23:17–Electric America 24:40–Rivian and Mercedes  13:49–No one at Facebook knows where your data is kept 26:14–Ford will update BlueCruise 27:08–All electric Chevorlet Equinox SUV 16:24–Artemis 1 launch attempt in late September 28:21–Huawei offers satellite SOS in China 13:06–Judge slams Tusk for withholding text messages 29:58–Astronauts’ blood shows startling DNA mutations 31:37–Two “super-Earth planets discovered 32:41–SharkBot malware reappears in the Google Play Store 32:51–QE II’s death sparks Twitter outages in the US 33:32–Ads are coming to Netflix soon Tim Cook revealed the real reason Apple won’t fix the green bubbles 34:41–The best SSDs available now 36:28–Google will soon offer an easy way to share files 36:57–Amazon CEO says the company will slow the hiring rate 38:07–Uber and Lyft ditch the mask requirement 38:36–Uber and Nuro 39:22–USPS’s new stamp 40:49–Apple and Globalstar

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Streaming Surpasses Cable Viewing #1619

August 19, 2022

Streaming has surpassed cable viewing for the first time, and in my opinion, the days of cable operators being in control are near the end. Netflix and YouTube made up the majority of the streaming percentages. People are tired of paying ridiculous sums for television services.

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Show Notes:

17:36–Samsung Calendar vs. Google Calendar vs. Outlook 18:19–Windows 11 allegedly getting an update 14:40–TikTok is “high risk.” 19:46–NASA spends $50 million Visible is ending Party Pay 21:12–Lyft launches “Robotaxis.” 22:59–Zoom patches critical vulnerability  22:28–Netflix’s ad-supported plan 12:27–Old laptop hard drives allegedly crash 23:13–FTC sued 15:36–A Chinese company accused of ripping off Apple designs 25:50–Lego’s new motorized lighthouse ISS spacewalk interrupted  26:47–A “cannibal” solar ejection 27:47–Cameo Live 29:05–Google Search updates 30:24–Acura shows off a Precision EV 31:21–Google blocks third-record-breaking DDoS attack 10:07–Streaming viewership surpasses cable 32:48–HBO Max is offering a 30% discount 34:03–Dozens of Facebook contractors lost their jobs 34:52–Elon Musk complained about his tax bill 36:52–Nintendo is actively investigating face harassment and discrimination  38:22–TikTok launches “Election Center.” 39:08–iPhone and Apple Watch event on September 7th

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California may keep Last Nuclear Power Plant #1618

August 15, 2022

California may keep the Last Nuclear Power Plant as it will have difficulty meeting its carbon emission goals. Imagine that nuclear power making sense as it has for evermore. We will have millions of dead batteries, but what’re a few radioactive pellets? It seems to me that running Nuclear for another 20 years would be much cheaper.

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Show Notes:

20:48–TikTok adds an AI image generator 21:30–Porsche inks deal 14:19–NASA Artemis 22:10–Ring Doorbell TV show 22:56–Apple will pay $30.5 million 17:04–California to consider keeping a nuclear plant 23:52–Apple is allegedly  threatening to fire an employee 25:00–Bumble is experimenting  25:48–$4,000 for a used electric car 27:32–Signal’s data breached 27:51–YouTube may launch a channel store 28:19–Tesla’s Shanghai factory made its millionth car 28:57–Facebook Marketplace and DoorDash  29:39–Samsung’s 55-inch Odyssey Ark 31:04–US CHIPS Act 32:02–More data centers coming to Ireland 33:15–Uber Eats now delivers office and school supplies  33:50–Android 13 33:52–HBO and HBO Max are reportedly laying off workers 34:51–Russia previews its post-ISS space station 10:50–CIA accused of “illegally spied” on Americans 36:03–Sony launches “forgery-proof” feature 36:36–Zoom fixes security flaw 37:19–Walmart partners with Paramount+ 15:15–Samsung heir pardoned  38:02–Virgin Orbit 38:46–Epson’s end of service

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FCC rejects Starlink for rural internet access funds #1617

August 12, 2022

The idiots at the FCC rejected Starlink for rural internet access funds saying the service was too experimental and still not proven. Someone over there needs to be forced to live out in the middle of nowhere and get stuck with no service as much of rural America is forced to deal with. Starlink has been instrumental in changing how and where I can now work.

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Show Notes:

25:56–SpaceX’s reusable Falcon Heavy rocket 26:56–NHS IT supplier held to ransom by hackers 27:54–AirPods and the iPhone 15 are expected to have USB-C charging  28:29–Kuri 29:32–Amazon fined over labor law breaches 30:04–Tesla’s Full Self-Driving 31:47–Linkedin rolls out new tools 32:38–The Right Stuff 22:13–FTC and online data protection 34:14–Musk wants Twitter to identify employees 35:03–OnlyFans bribed Instagram 37:47–Mark Cuban in hot water 39:13–Teens have abandoned Facebook 40:15–Rivian reports more losses 41:10–Disney+ bundle price hikes 42:26–Meta starts testing default end-to-end encryption on Messanger  42:59–Twitter will fight misinformation  43:43–Xiaomi beats Tesla to building a working robot 10:52–FCC rejects Starlink bid for US rural internet access funds 44:54–Don’t be surprised if your organization suffers multiple cyberattacks 24:30–Mailchimp is suspending accounts  18:12–FEC and spam filters 45:35–IKEA will install Electrify America’s fast EV chargers Here’s when to see the last supermoon of 2022 46:52–Google Fiber is expanding  46:16–Apple is reportedly funding podcasts 07:07–The man who built his ISP is expanding his service 48:42–Google’s Search AI

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Deepfakes Pose a Growing Danger #1616

August 09, 2022

Deepfakes just lore five years ago are now on the rise and soon may increase at a greater rate as the technology behind them increases. Deepfakes in Audio are already very easily constructed and scary, considering you may have to defend yourself from things you did not say. Video is on the rise as well; not as easily done, but some deepfakes are quite convincing.

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SpaceX has upgraded their Satellites but needs Starship #1615

August 02, 2022

SpaceX has upgraded their Satellites but needs Starship to get them to orbit as the new Starlink antennas are bigger and heavier. So the pressure will mount for Elon Musk to get Starship headed to orbit and make it re-useable. Astronomers will be very happy with this, but many very bright Starlink satellites are still in orbit.

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Discovery of new UEFI Rootkit is bad news! #1614

July 29, 2022

The UEFI Rootkit that has been discovered has been in the wild since 2016, with it only now being discovered is an absolute disaster primarily at this point for Windows users! How something so sinister can go undetected for this long is a tragedy. We had some boosts to the show from the fountain podcast app thank you to those early adopters.

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Download the Fountain Podcast App #1613

July 26, 2022

The Fountain Podcast app is a new app that I have been using that allows me to earn money while listening to shows I love while at the same time being able to boost shows that I love with a small or large donation in the form of Boosts that allow me to give satoshis aka derivative of a bitcoin to shows. There is much tech news today, but check out the Fountain Podcast App that supports Podcast 2.0 initiatives.

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Facebook considering allowing 5 profiles per account #1612

July 14, 2022

Facebook considers each user to have up to 5 profiles per account. It has never made sense why I could not have a Geek News Central profile and a New Media Show profile. It just makes so much more sense to keep things separated. Let's hope they move forward with this. Also, I want to encourage you to support the show in the value for value model. Donate to the show or become a sustaining insider if you find the content valuable.

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Experian has unacceptable security issues! #1611

July 11, 2022

Experian, according to KrebsonSecurity, has an unacceptable security risk for nearly every person's credit monitoring that could be easily solved with MFA and some changes in how new accounts are created. But now they have a big gaping security hole that is being exploited. Experian has had a bad run of late with security issues, and they need to get a handle on it now.

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FCC Get’s 90,000+ Comments from Starlink Customers #1610

July 07, 2022

Starlink customers don't want their service interrupted by Dish and have filed 90,000+ comments with the FCC over the matter, including yours truly, who want to ensure that high-speed internet via Starlink remains. Many of the comments are similar to those I made as well.

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FCC Says Kill TikTok #1609

June 30, 2022

The FCC says TikTok is a national security risk and it's time the app is banned from Apple and Android devices. This has come as a surprise as it's not a conservative majority asking for the removal. What will happen nobody knows. Also in today's show, the video format is evolving and if you have ideas I would love your input.

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Advertisements Coming to Netflix #1608

June 27, 2022

Netflix has announced that Advertisements are coming and that there will be a new lower-priced plan offering that will allow viewers to get Netflix at a cheaper rate but be ad-supported. As they have lost over 200,000 subscribers last quarter this is likely an attempt to shore up the bottom line.

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Crypto Chaos with Crypto Lending! #1607

June 21, 2022

Absolute crypto chaos with crypto lending companies not letting account holders withdraw their crypto. Crypto it seems is now tied to the bigger financial market. Sadly what was supposed to be independent does not seem to be any longer with people freaking out the same way they do when the stock market drops.

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Bill Gates says NFTs are for Fools #1606

June 17, 2022

Bill Gates says NFTs are for Fools and I think I completely agree with him. The more I learn about NFTs the more I think it's the most modern-day Ponzi scheme in existence. If you have money to literally burn then send it my way before you buy an NFT it will go to tangible use.

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Voyager Mystery #1605

June 13, 2022

Voyager 1 has data issues it does not seem to know where it is. The challenge is talking to the spacecraft which is 14.5 billion miles away and messaging is a 2-3 day turnaround. It's not the end but NASA has its work cut out to get Voyager back on track.

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NASA to Study UFO’s! #1604

June 10, 2022

NASA says they are forming a task force to study UFOs and that they will release all of the findings. I honestly don't believe that they will. They say they do not believe UFOs are extraterrestrial but whatever they are, are a national security threat. We will see what the release as I doubt we will ever know the truth.

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Elon Musk Orders Team Back to Office #1603

June 01, 2022

Elon Musk has ordered his team at Tesla and Starlink back to the office for a minimum and he said a minimum of 40 hours a week. So the question I want to ask all of you, has your employer ordered you back to the office, or have they adopted a permanent remote work policy?

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What is Sovereign Data? #1602

May 24, 2022

So what is sovereign data? It is the attempt by a growing list of countries that want to keep the data flow of their citizens within the boundaries of their own countries. While this will be expensive to implement I can understand why countries are doing it as the Internet has been the wild west for collecting individuals' privacy information and selling it.

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Apple iPod Touch end of an Era #1601

May 13, 2022

Apple has decided to stop the production of the iPod Touch. This is sad as the first iPod debuted in 2001. So the series of devices have had a pretty great run. I will be on the hunt to add one of the older models to the device graveyard in the studio.

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Episode 1600!

May 10, 2022

Episode 1600 is finally in the can with your host fighting a massive head cold. Super excited to take you down memory lane. Give out a prize and also give away some money for the next show. This has been a long haul to get here and now on to 1700. I do want to thank GoDaddy for their long-term sponsorship of the show and of course the ongoing support of the GNC Insiders.

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Russia is getting Cyber Attacked #1599

May 03, 2022

Finally, the table turns and Russia is on the defense as hackers go after targets in Russia. They seem to have great success. Considering hackers largely left Russia alone before they are now actively going after some pretty big targets. Russia is proving to be quite a week and sadly may feel itself being pushed back in a corner. Dangerous times.

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Elon Musk Twitter Acquisition Deemed Hostile #1598

April 15, 2022

In late reporting, the Twitter board has deemed Elon Musk's offer to buy Twitter as unwelcome signaling that things are about to get ugly and that Musk may have to go to war if he really wants twitter. The simple fact that the board is looking at rejecting his offer shows things are about to get ugly.

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Hostile Takeover of Twitter? #1597

April 12, 2022

Is Elon Musk posing to do a hostile takeover of Twitter after he announced he will not join the board of directors and that he may take a bigger stake? Also, my order for Starlink has finally gotten approved and hopefully, I will have a Starlink dish and be out of broadband hell soon enough.

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Elon Musk buys 9.2% stake in Twitter #1596

April 04, 2022

Elon Musk one to put money where his mouth has purchased a 9.2% stake in Twitter after complaining several weeks ago that he did not feel they were living up to free speech standards and threatening to build his own platform. So I guess when you can't beat them join them and buy your way in.

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Hacking a Decommissioned TV Satellite #1595

April 01, 2022

Researchers ran a test on a decommissioned TV Satellite with permission to see how easy it would be to take a channel over and broadcast to North America. Something in me would be pretty thrilled to be able to broadcast and distribute the way these folks did. While they did it with permission I am … Continue reading Hacking a Decommissioned TV Satellite #1595 →

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RoboBurger Vending Machine Debuts #1594

March 29, 2022

If you're in New Jersey you will need to go to the mall and try RoboBurger, seems like someone has come up with a machine to make you a fresh hot steaming burger. Not something that is microwaved and warmed up. I love it when people create cool stuff like this. I just want to know how it tastes.

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Webb Telescope Health Update #1593

March 17, 2022

The Webb telescope alignments and performance is exceeding scientist expectations in early testing and as final alignments wrap up the space telescope will soon be able to start doing real science and the team is excited at what they may see. Subscribe to the Newsletter. Join the Chat @ GeekNews.Chat Email Todd or follow him … Continue reading Webb Telescope Health Update #1593 →

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4.1 Billion per SLS Launch #1592

March 15, 2022

4.1 Billion is the price tag to launch the SLS. It's a shockingly absurd amount. When you have private industry rapidly moving towards lift capabilities slightly less than SLS. I am not sure NASA is being a good steward of taxpayer dollars.

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Business pull out of Russia in Mass #1591

March 08, 2022

The world is 100% behind Ukraine minus the Russians and Chinese and from that business has been suspended in mass in Russia. The list grows longer by the day with Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, Amex all shutting off business. Isolating them financially and even Coinbase has been blocking individuals.

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Space Force to Patrol Space out to the Moon? #1590

March 04, 2022

The US Space Force has announced that they will start patrolling as far out as 220,000 miles from the earth using a new satellite that is being proposed to be built. I guess they will be looking for objects that should not be out there. Pretty hard to hide in this part of space but it is what it is.

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Ukraine is Leading all Tech News #1589

March 01, 2022

Ukraine is leading all major tech news as companies react and try to shutdown misinformation along with trying to support the government as Elon Musk did by turning on Internet Access and shipping in ground terminals for the government to get online. Subscribe to the Newsletter. Join the Chat @ GeekNews.Chat Email Todd or follow … Continue reading Ukraine is Leading all Tech News #1589 →

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Coinbase Reports Big Earning Numbers #1588

February 25, 2022

Coinbase reported some major earning numbers today blowing out analyst estimates. If you look at all of these crypto apps they are simply cleaning up. I find it quite remarkable. But it’s always the middlemen that are getting rich over the risk others place on their money. Subscribe to the Newsletter. Join the Chat @ … Continue reading Coinbase Reports Big Earning Numbers #1588 →

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Wordle now stuffed with ad tracking #1587

February 22, 2022

Wordle which was recently purchased by the New York Times has not revised the game very much but according to reports has stuffed it with ad tracking software that tracks what you do when you leave the website. Nothing free is ever free. Aka you are the product and what you do online is very valuable.

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SpaceX to do Spacewalk by end of 2022? #1586

February 15, 2022

SpaceX wants to be able to do a Space Walk by sometime near the end of 2022 to coincide with the first manned starship mission. This to me seems very energetic being that SpaceX does not even have a qualified spacewalking spacesuit ready yet. Time will tell but it will be very exciting to watch. … Continue reading SpaceX to do Spacewalk by end of 2022? #1586 →

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Apple wants to make Airtags easier to find #1585

February 11, 2022

Apple Airtags have been used in a number of inappropriate ways to track people. While they are incredibly useful in keeping track of gear some folks want to keep track of people with them. While most of the time illegal to do so and each airtag is able to be tracked back to the owner sometimes finding the airtag has been difficult. Apple wants to fix that and will be releasing software to make them easier to find.

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Will Meta Pull Facebook and Instagram from the EU #1584

February 08, 2022

Will Meta Pull Facebook and Instagram from the EU seems that's what Meta is threatening in an SEC filing. They do not want to observe EU data transfer rules by moving EU user data back to the United States. Don't let any of this fool you they are not going to leave the EU but they are pissed that the privacy rules are not letting them target as effectively.

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Will you buy your next car online or at the dealer #1583

February 01, 2022

Will you buy your next car online or at the dealer according to a new survey some 41% will buy their next new car online versus walking the car lot? Obviously, with car shortages, there are not a lot of vehicles to even look at on the lot thus forcing people to buy online only. … Continue reading Will you buy your next car online or at the dealer #1583 →

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WYZE Camera V1 at EOL #1582

January 28, 2022

Do you have the first version of the Wyze Camera? Well if you do it may be time to replace it due to some unspecified security concerns. Wyze is canceling the camera on February 1st. I have two of the older models that I will replace. Better to be on the safe side and use them where I have no concerns about hacks.

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FCC to Block ISP Exclusive Deals #1581

January 25, 2022

FCC to block ISP exclusive deals that lock residents of apartments into a single ISP limiting their provider choice. I applaud them for making this move. While it's a profit center for most property owners the time has come to allow the consumer to have a choice in ISP's versus the one getting a kickback.

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Movie Studio In Space #1580

January 21, 2022

By 2024 there may be a movie studio in space attached to the International Space Station. Then Tom Cruz will hitch a ride to ISS on a SpaceX Flight to film the movie. It’s getting real when they want to shoot a movie in space. Time will tell if they have the money to make … Continue reading Movie Studio In Space #1580 →

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Paypal Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Money Seizures #1579

January 18, 2022

Paypal for years has been known to seize accounts and not tell the account holders why their accounts have been seized, they will now potentially face a class-action lawsuit by several of those victims that have had their accounts seized of 10’s of 100’s of thousands of dollars. Subscribe to the Newsletter. Join the Chat … Continue reading Paypal Faces Class Action Lawsuit for Money Seizures #1579 →

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Norton Crypto Miner #1578

January 11, 2022

Norton Crypto Miner has been put in Norton 360 what the heck were they thinking. I am reconsidering my use of their product line for this absolute insanity. I also cover what happened at CES.

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Smart glasses are getting ready for an iPad moment At what age should you buy your child a smartphone? The 7 Best Motorola phones These new features are coming to Android in 2022 We’ll be dealing with Log4j for a long time AskNicely Bitcoin slips under the $40,000 mark Tesla adds chill and assertive self-driving modes Musk shows off “Mechazilla” Razer reneges on its claim  Europol ordered to delete petabytes of data Twitter asks court to reconsider order SEC changes AWS competitor ISP’s must accept government subsidies on all plans Spotify is still working on HiFi streaming A roundup of computer monitors launched at CES 2022 Apple reveals big numbers The hidden dangers of smartphone car vent mounts Apple appears to discontinue Beats Pill Plus speaker Samsung Display’s new QD-OLED panel NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover Arive Parrot Doctolib Ready to dump Gmail? Apple Watch Series 8 Panasonic says, hackers, accessed personal data of job candidates  Other ISS partners start planning for extension to 2030 Norton 360 now comes with a crypto miner Galaxy Unpacked 2022 on February 8th

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Starlink Speeds Slowing Down #1577

December 28, 2021

It is being reported that Starlinks speeds are decreasing as they add more subscribers and with the never-ending race to get more satellites in the air the Starlink team will have to work hard to keep speeds up for those on the service and those wanting to sign up for the service. With an average download speed of about 87 megs, it is still better than Viasat or Hughesnet.

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Smart glasses could arrive in 2022 Spider-Man: No Way Home to hit $1 billion TCL updates its Google TV’s 10 reasons to quit Facebook for good What can I do when my hard drive makes unusual noises? Nikola was hit with a $125 million fine Spyware scandal rocks Polish government Zoom’s latest acquisition  James Webb space telescope successfully deploys antenna California is suing Walmart The best apps to download on your smartphone Motorola will try foldable phones again Verizon partners with Vuzix Google Maps bug on Android Auto Starlink’s internet speeds are slowing down $12 billion in crypto has been stolen over the past decade Movano Ring health tracker to debut at CES 2022 3 out of 4 Americans support community broadband, yet…… LG Display’s latest transparent “shelf” NYC Apple Stores are only open if picking up an online order Tesla owner blows up Model S instead of paying repair bill

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