Geek News Central Podcast

Tech & Science News on a twice weekly podcast from a Podcast Hall of Fame Member


By Todd Cochrane

https://www.geeknewscentral.com/

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Google puts Apple on Blast like Spoiled Child #1557

September 28, 2021

Google has put Apple on blast like a spoiled child because the EU did not fine them 5 billion dollars for doing the same exact thing as Google has been accused of. But in essence, Apple has not done t

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Apple Bans Fortnite #1556

September 24, 2021

Apple has banned Fortnite from the App store until the conclusion of the legal battle which can take as much as 5 more years. Apple playing there hand in destroying a business that dared to questions

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Senate calls on FTC to Protect Consumer Privacy #1555

September 21, 2021

Democrats in the Senate have sent the FTC a request to make rules to protect consumer privacy seeing they have failed to get any type of legislation passed in recent history. I am of the opinion that

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Fake Covid Vaccine Cards Exploding on Marketplaces #1554

September 17, 2021

Since President Biden has issued more vaccine mandates there has been a surge in fake covid vaccine cards being sold on the internet for as much as $100 each. With no digital tracking in many states t

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Facebook VIP List with no Posting Restrictions #1553

September 14, 2021

Facebook VIP is a list of 5.8 million people that do not have to follow community standard guidelines and can almost get away with anything up to a point. It shows there are the have’s and the have no

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Microsoft Delays Office Open #1552

September 10, 2021

Microsoft has delayed opening its office due to Delta and I am sure this is happening in a lot of places. No video today as your host messed up. But it’s good to be back and I have a little unorthodox

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Your driver license on an iPhone #1551

September 03, 2021

Kirk here for Todd while he is away on travel for this Thursday’s episode. Apple made the announcement that if you live in the US, you can have your state ID or driver license stored on your iPhone, w

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China is being tough on children #1550

August 31, 2021

Hi everyone, Kirk here filling in for Todd while he is away on business travel, he will be back a week from this Thursday, September 9th. It’s great to be back in the guest host chair for this week!.

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Was it an Alien? #1549

August 27, 2021

Did Russians see an Alien spacecraft entering the atmosphere or was it something less sinister burning up. No one knows but the images are pretty interesting. Ok folk Kirk takes over for two episodes

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Covid 19 Vaccine Data Leaked #1548

August 24, 2021

Covid 19 Vaccine data has been leaked on 38 million individuals along with a whole host of PII. Nothing is sacred and you can blame Microsoft and those that use the services that were open for anyone

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Amazon Building Shopping Centers? #1547

August 20, 2021

Amazon has decided that they want in the shopping center business after them and Walmart knocked out almost every small retail business in America. What say you? Become an Insider today to get access

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Power’s Out! #1546

August 17, 2021

I am in the middle of the longest power outage I have experienced in many years. Going on six days without power while we have a generator it’s been interesting how you have to manage power resources.

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Apple Betrays Trust of it’s Users! #1545

August 10, 2021

Apple has decided to go backward in end-to-end encryption by deploying image and message scanning in an attempt to detect naughty pictures sent by minors and to catch predators and those that exploit

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Time to learn Code #1544

July 30, 2021

16 sites to learn code and give yourself another opportunity to learn a new skill that may come in handy at your day job and or start a new career. You do not have to have a college degree anymore to

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Does Amazon have access to your Home or Business? #1543

July 27, 2021

It appears that Amazon may have access to millions of homes, apartment buildings, and businesses by giving property owners as little as $100 in gift cards and free gear to allow Amazon drivers direct

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Health Misinformation on Section 230 Bill #1542

July 23, 2021

The Senate is introducing what it is touting as the Health Mis-Information Exemption on Section 230 that will hold companies responsible for only putting out or allowing what the government deems to b

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Facebook is not Killing People #1541

July 20, 2021

President Biden has reversed course and said that Facebook is not killing people as he earlier suggested over the weekend. Meanwhile, the surgeon general has double-downed on his finger pointing at so

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Whitehouse becomes Internet Censor #1540

July 16, 2021

The Whitehouse has decided that it wants to be the new Internet Censor and tell Facebook and News organizations what they consider misinformation. They want those organizations to teach their reporter

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SpaceX Newest Drone Ship #1539

July 13, 2021

Elon Musk went and built himself a new self-propelled drone ship!

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Woz Supports Right to Repair #1538

July 09, 2021

Steve Wozniak supports the right to repair movement and comments that Apple would not be where it is today without that very ability in the early days of Apple’s existence. You and I know that there h

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Aeronautics pioneer Wally Funk to join Jeff Bezos on first crewed Blue Origin flight #1537

July 02, 2021

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Amazon Fires Flex Workers by Computer #1536

June 29, 2021

Amazon is firing Flex workers by computer and the company is perfectly ok with that even if it makes mistakes. There is a long line of people wanting flex jobs and so long as they have applicants they

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Amazon Dumps Millions of Products Annually! #1535

June 22, 2021

So Amazon has been caught in an investigative piece in the UK of dumping literally millions of new and barely used items in landfills, while they claim it’s a recycling center the company doing the investigative work says it was a landfill?

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Five Bills to Break Up Big Tech #1534

June 15, 2021

There are five bills in work to essentially dismantle much of the power that big tech has today in an attempt to level the playing field but in all honesty, the measures do not go very far and have little chance of becoming law.

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Ford F-150 Lightning 100,000 Pre-Orders #1533

June 11, 2021

The most sold pickup truck in the world the Ford F-150 electric version Lightning has had 100,000 pre-orders since its announcement. In comparison, Tesla had 250k orders in almost the same time for its cybertruck.

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Jeff Bezos to be an Astronaut #1532

June 08, 2021

Jeff Bezos is going to risk life and limb and strap himself into a rocket and go on a joyride to space to earn his Astronaut wings. Stepping down as CEO as of July 5th will allow him the opportunity to travel to space with 5 others including his brothe...

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Amazon Industrial Athlete #1531

June 04, 2021

Have you ever heard of an Industrial Athlete? Well, that is what Amazon is referring to its employees in a leaked pamphlet that seriously attempts to make Amazon warehouse workers think they are training for some competition that happens daily.

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Google Data Caps on June 1st #1530

May 25, 2021

Google data caps are coming on June 1st make sure you are prepared and get a Google One account if needed. Lots of updates from my Hawaii trip.. I will be back in the Michigan studio a week from Monday. But being that is labor day there may be no show ...

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Robinhood makes IPO shares available. #1529

May 21, 2021

Robinhood the trading app is going to make available IPO shares to common investors. This is a very big deal up to this point IPO shares have been reserved for the rich or famous and those banks and investment firms in favor.

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Cyber Security Attacks on the Rise #1528

May 18, 2021

66% of Cyber Security Officers in companies globally know their companies will come under cyber attack in the next year. Considering what the United States has gone through with the pipeline hack it’s pretty scary all things considering that it could b...

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Homeland Security Monitoring Social Media #1527

May 11, 2021

Homeland Security is monitoring social media to detect plans of domestic terrorism. Why this is news is a surprise to me as we have been under constant surveillance since 9-11. If people are naive enough to think that what you post publicly has not bee...

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SpaceX Starship 15 Lands #1526

May 07, 2021

SpaceX has had some big wins Crew 1 home from ISS safely. Another launch of Starlink satellites and most impressively the landing of starship 15 without exploding. This is a major win for SpaceX and if they can rinse and repeat this feat over the comin...

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SpaceX Approved for 3 Test Flights #1525

April 30, 2021

SpaceX has been approved for an additional 3 test flights by the FAA for its Boca Chica flight facility. This is a big deal in that they got all three approved at once. We will see if SpaceX can land one upright.

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Do you own Media Purchased at Apple? #1524

April 27, 2021

Do you really own media you buy at Apple or is it more like long-term rental with them having the option to recall or remove the rental from your media library? That is a question being asked in a lawsuit that has been filed after several individuals h...

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Tesla AutoPilot under Serious Scrutiny #1523

April 23, 2021

Tesla AutoPilot is under serious scrutiny after 2 people were killed when the driver was in the passenger seat. Consumer Reports has reported how they got a Tesla to drive around a test track with no one in the driver’s seat.

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Ingenuity Flys on Mars #1522

April 20, 2021

Ingenuity Helicopter has its first successful flight on Mars while the flight only lasted 30 seconds this is a huge accomplishment by the NASA and JPL team to pull this off. We will see now how further they can push the envelope in the amount of time i...

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Big Tech is Fine with Corporate Tax Hikes #1521

April 16, 2021

Big tech thinks corporate tax hikes of 7% are acceptable when they barely pay and federal taxes, to begin with, is quite obtuse of them. When they start paying their fair share. Small companies like mine take the brunt of corporate tax increases it rea...

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Facebook Labeled by Apple as Peeping Tom #1520

April 13, 2021

Apple has labeled Facebook as a Peeping tom upping the war between them and explaining you do not need to accept Facebook tracking and spying on you. So please say no to track when you get IOS 14.5 this is your chance to stop the madness.

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100 Billion in EV Rebates #1519

April 09, 2021

The 2.25 Trillion stimulus package being promoted by the White House contains 100 billion dollars for EV rebates. So if you were thinking about an Electric Vehicle I think I would delay in going picking one up before seeing what kind of free cash from ...

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Mars Helicopter Survives #1518

April 06, 2021

Mars Ingenuity rover’s Helicopter has survived its first nite on Mars paving the way for test and potential hover flight on April 11th this is all good news as NASA is hitting all its milestones so far with this program.

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Big Tech killed Arizona App Legislation #1517

April 02, 2021

Big Tech primarily Google hired nearly all the lobbyist in Arizona to pressure the legislature to not vote on a bill that would have caused both Apple and Google to lose revenue in that app developers would have been able to use third party payment pro...

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Unlock Everything with your Phone #1516

March 26, 2021

In the very near future, you will be able to unlock nearly anything with your phone. You may even be able to have your Passport and or Drivers license embedded in your phone. We will see how the adoption of that goes as people are very wary that it wil...

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On New Iron #1515

March 23, 2021

Amiss the publishing of the last show the server that GNC resides on fell over sideways and crashed harder than an airplane with no fuel. It went totally down and I was quite lucky that Angelo Mandato was still awake as he came to the site’s rescue and...

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Facebook will read your Brain waves #1514

March 19, 2021

Facebook is working on a new device that will read your brain waves in order to power a device that will let you type like a keyboard without having a keyboard or control lights and devices with hand gestures tied to eye wear and a wearable arm band.

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Google Incognito Lawsuit to Advance #1513

March 16, 2021

Googles 5 Billion dollars incognito lawsuit is being allowed to advance. This is after Google has worked hard to get it dismissed but it has enough legs to proceed and obviously Google is not happy. So we will see where this one goes.

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SpaceX Expands Starlink Options #1512

March 09, 2021

SpaceX as I predicted will be expanding its options for its Starlink ground stations by putting them on big trucks, airplanes, RV’s, and a whole host of moving objects. Become an Insider today to get access to this very private,

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Verizon Says Turn off 5g to Save Battery! #1511

March 02, 2021

Verizon in a now-deleted tweet is telling customers to turn off 5g in order to save on battery life of their mobile phones. With the added 5g chipsets reducing space in phones compounding the issue as they now on average smaller batteries the 5g utiliz...

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Streamer earns $3000 while Sleeping #1510

February 26, 2021

A celebrity in Taiwan started her live stream and went to sleep for 5 hours. This then resulted in over 11,000 people watching the stream of her sleeping and then donating $3000 dollars to the streamer. I need that gig.

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Perseverance Landing Video Incredible #1509

February 23, 2021

Perseverance landing video released by NASA is truly remarkable. I was blown away by the clarity it was like a front-row seat. While short it demonstrates how fast and how accurate things have to be to land safely.

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Perseverance has Landed on Mars #1508

February 19, 2021

Perseverance has landed on mars huge shout-out of congratulations to NASA and the JPL team that made it happen. Knocking on wood here but we have gotten pretty good at landing on Mars. There are always things that can go sideways but this was not one o...

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