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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 New 8K receivers  Prime Early Access Sale Airlines to give out refunds for busted Wi-Fi Australia to overhaul privacy laws Walmart arrives on Roblox Apple Music is the sponsor for the Super Bowl Halftime Show Google fights with Big Tech Elon Musk and Larry Ellison US Department of Energy has $42 million Lego unveils a 6,187-piece “Razor Crest” set Netflix is building a game studio Apps that had adware on both Google Play and Apple App stores CA, NY, and other states take action TikTok faces fine Putin grants citizenship to Snowden This $310,000 all-electric luxury RV Fitbit users will be forced to migrate to Google NASA will hit an asteroid with a spacecraft Checkmate UK Police arrest a teen behind Uber hacks 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:

Fix laggy internet with these extenders Google pays “enormous sums.” Ford and Lincoln offer hands-free highway driving  No buyouts for Chevy dealers AT&T breaks promise Blue Origin Trevor Milton Football fans unable to watch on DirectTV ReelTime New Tesla attack China discovers new unknown mineral on the moon Apple raises battery costs  A “hard bundle” of Disney+ and Hulu John Deere invests  Apple warned by US lawmakers Elon Musk’s 3rd attempt  iOS 16 watchOS 9 Samsung passed Huawei Google reportedly won’t make another Pixelbook SpaceX and its “grossly unfair” rejection Uber and Nuro Starbucks Odyssey  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:

YouTube and education Google Fi Comcast to roll out new multi-gig speeds Lowe’s and Instacart Google’s October 6th event Brazil bans sales of iPhones Disney+ Day Electric America Rivian and Mercedes  No one at Facebook knows where your data is kept Ford will update BlueCruise All electric Chevorlet Equinox SUV Artemis 1 launch attempt in late September Huawei offers satellite SOS in China Judge slams Tusk for withholding text messages Astronauts’ blood shows startling DNA mutations Two “super-Earth planets discovered SharkBot malware reappears in the Google Play Store QE II’s death sparks Twitter outages in the US Ads are coming to Netflix soon Tim Cook revealed the real reason Apple won’t fix the green bubbles The best SSDs available now Google will soon offer an easy way to share files Amazon CEO says the company will slow the hiring rate Uber and Lyft ditch the mask requirement Uber and Nuro USPS’s new stamp 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:

Samsung Calendar vs. Google Calendar vs. Outlook Windows 11 allegedly getting an update TikTok is “high risk.” NASA spends $50 million Visible is ending Party Pay Lyft launches “Robotaxis.” Zoom patches critical vulnerability  Netflix’s ad-supported plan Old laptop hard drives allegedly crash FTC sued A Chinese company accused of ripping off Apple designs Lego’s new motorized lighthouse ISS spacewalk interrupted  A “cannibal” solar ejection Cameo Live Google Search updates Acura shows off a Precision EV Google blocks third-record-breaking DDoS attack Streaming viewership surpasses cable HBO Max is offering a 30% discount Dozens of Facebook contractors lost their jobs Elon Musk complained about his tax bill Nintendo is actively investigating face harassment and discrimination  TikTok launches “Election Center.” 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:

TikTok adds an AI image generator Porsche inks deal NASA Artemis Ring Doorbell TV show Apple will pay $30.5 million California to consider keeping a nuclear plant Apple is allegedly  threatening to fire an employee Bumble is experimenting  $4,000 for a used electric car Signal’s data breached YouTube may launch a channel store Tesla’s Shanghai factory made its millionth car Facebook Marketplace and DoorDash  Samsung’s 55-inch Odyssey Ark US CHIPS Act More data centers coming to Ireland Uber Eats now delivers office and school supplies  Android 13 HBO and HBO Max are reportedly laying off workers Russia previews its post-ISS space station CIA accused of “illegally spied” on Americans Sony launches “forgery-proof” feature Zoom fixes security flaw Walmart partners with Paramount+ Samsung heir pardoned  Virgin Orbit 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:

SpaceX’s reusable Falcon Heavy rocket NHS IT supplier held to ransom by hackers AirPods and the iPhone 15 are expected to have USB-C charging  Kuri Amazon fined over labor law breaches Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Linkedin rolls out new tools The Right Stuff FTC and online data protection Musk wants Twitter to identify employees OnlyFans bribed Instagram Mark Cuban in hot water Teens have abandoned Facebook Rivian reports more losses DIsney+ bundle price hikes Meta starts testing default end-to-end encryption on Messanger  Twitter will fight misinformation  Xiaomi beats Tesla to building a working robot FCC rejects Starlink bid for US rural internet access funds Don’t be surprised if your organization suffers multiple cyberattacks Mailchimp is suspending accounts  FEC and spam filters IKEA will install Electrify America’s fast EV chargers Here’s when to see the last supermoon of 2022 Google Fiber is expanding  Apple is reportedly funding podcasts The man who built his ISP is expanding his service 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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Show Notes:

NASA investigates mystery objects  Apple will ship 1.5 million AR/VR headsets Android 13 beta  SpaceX and Dish Tesla faces new probes into deaths and false advertising. US Treasury bans Tornado Cash Lyft creates a media division  Parent sues Facebook eBay electronic resellers cry foul Fitbit will soon lose the ability to sync with computers Musk wants public debate with the CEO of Twitter Gigantic crowds are expected for the inaugural launch of the rocket No electric vehicles on the market today qualify for the EV tax credit Amazon buys Roomba Google hit with a lawsuit Nvidia Q2 Qualcomm to spend $4.2 billion  Twilio hacked Atari VCS in Lego form Less than 1 percent of Netflix’s subscribers are playing its games Netflix on iOS The US imposes sanctions on cryptocurrency mixer Microsoft tightens Edge security  Rivian is field testing HBO Max rolls out an app redesign  iOS 16 beta Deepfakes pose a growing danger A Twitter security flaw may have exposed millions of accounts AI systems can’t patent inventions

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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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Show Notes:

15:54–Space view of massive California wildfires 17:37–PA campaign volunteers doing gig work 16:53–Google Pixel 7 19:41–A BMW cheaper electric i4 sedan 20:23–Hackers stole passwords at payment terminals  21:48–Charter loses home internet customers  09:47–Russia is starting to beat Ukraine 22:52–Spotify wants users to pay for certain buttons 40:11–A traveler was fined $1,874 over 2 McMuffins 25:50–Google CEO has concerns 28:11–Oracle is laying off employees 28:54–Dell to wirelessly charge your phone from the laptop 30:02–NASA invites media to the next SpaceX launch 30:30–US authorities threaten Alibaba 32:48–Twitter investor sues Elon Musk TV writers to Netflix and Apple to detail abortion policies 08:12–SpaceX to upgrade Starlink 33:35–Pinterest Q2 34:19–Nichelle Nichols has died 35:38–Cellular service is coming to NY subway tunnels 38:19–Tiffany and Co. is selling NFTs 36:36–Tim Horton’s and your data 37:54–Wi-Fi 5 vs. Wi-Fi 6 vs Wi-Fi 6E Elon Musk’s dad says he’s not proud of Elon 14:40–Apple’s App Store homepage will soon feature ads

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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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Show Notes:YouTube Shorts.Hackers going after BMW.UEFI Rootkit.California Insulin.Perseid Schedule.FTC to Block Meta Purchase.Two-page Net Neutrality Bill.Chips Act Passes House/Senate.Apple Earnings.Intel Earnings.Amazon Earnings.AMD Chip Leak.Radiation Detector Sabotage.Instagram Buckles under Pressure.Renewed EV Rebates.No More New Homes till 2032.Spotify’s insane spending.Google Delays Cookie Ban.Philippines Rural to get Starlink.Pegasus Hearings and who’s next.Supply chain Hitting Apple.Landsat at 50.Chocolate Shortage.Voyager Power Update.James Webb shattering records.James Webb Stamp.

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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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Show Notes:

18:43–Pixel 6a users report a big security issue 19:33–The Orville 12:14–Kmart halts use of in-store facial recognition  20:49–GM is launching an online EV service 24:59–Google co-founder selling his investments in Elon Musk’s investments 10:58–Uber admits cover-up 27:09–Meta is shutting down Tuned 14:25–NASA reveals ambitious new plan 27:48–Joe Biden’s Zoom setup 29:25–Cadillac’s Celestiq 08:00Google fired an engineer who claimed AI chatbot is a person 29:45–Meta launches music revenue sharing 33:27–Apple Vs. Chicago 35:22–GM secures government loan 36:16–Twitter launches probe 37:20–Intel strikes a deal 38:17–Six reasons you should still use disposable batteries 40:23–The five best apps for tracking your new teen driver 41:28–The best laptops for teachers 42:28–A man lost millions of bitcoin in a dump 43:52–A chess-playing robot broke its seven-year old’s opponents finger 44:33–T-Mobile agrees to settlement 45:50–NASA gives a warning

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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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Show Notes:

12:58–Elon mocks Twitter legal action threat with memes 19:00–No, Ads aren’t coming for your Android’s lock screen 23:18–Apple Car running into roadblocks and nearly into a jogger Twitter gets ready to sue Elon 15:57–Uber’s executive says in an email, “we’re not legal,” and another says we’re all “pirates.” 23:55–PC sales take a double-digit tumble in Q2. 24:49–Qualcomm and others working on delivering 5G from orbit 26:15–Sony’s new portable speakers 05:16–Reports of Experian’s accounts and its poor security 26:44–DeepMind AI 29:51–Apple’s iOS 16 30:21–You can “unmentioned” yourselves from Twitter threads 31:14–Rivian reportedly plans to lay off around 5% of its workforce 31:41–Full supermoon in July 32:08–Starlink Maritime brings high-speed internet for yachts 34:03–The first James Webb Space Telescope image 8 richest tech leaders lost more than $250 billion in 2022

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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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Show Notes:

17:08–ISS Astronaut rocks “Battlestar Galactica.” 18:13–State winners of its Doodle for Google contest 18:49–Waymo vehicle attacked by an “erratic” pedestrian 07:45–FCC gets 90,000+ comments from Starlink users 19:50–New Chromebook feature 10:31–Twitter insists it has the bots handled 11:39–Amazon bets on influencers  20:35–Special investigation into Cruise EV crash 22:46–Tesla nowhere goal of installing 1,000 solar roofs a week 23:40–Two new fatal Tesla crashesMeta and data scrapers 25:22–Tesla Supercharger Network 14:27–New cars to include anti-speeding tech 26:34–Netflix and Sennheiser 27:40–Disneyland’s social media hacked 27:53–Apple’s Lockdown Mode 29:26–28% of Americans still won’t consider buying an EV 30:46–Microsoft backs off facial recognition  33:13–Deepfakes come to remote job interviews 34:59–Super Bowser has his own Lego set 35:44–Mars sailplane prototype  36:19–Cockroaches are skipping sugar to get more sex 37:20–Vendors are hiking prices

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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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16:43–The best laptops for kids 14:13–NASA says they can grow food in space without soil 17:11–Amazon is introducing new tech 19:13–Biden to call on FTC  20:33–Amazon blocks products  22:21–Xfinity Stream app on Apple TV 22:48–Meta warns employees of “serious times” 12:30–FCC says it closed a loophole 24:05–T-Mobile 5G home internet reaches 5 million new addresses  25:15–9.5% drop in PC shipments  26:07–YouTube introduces new tools 27:18–Apple plans to let you pay for gas using CarPlay 28:03–Google updates its password manager 28:50–NASA needs help 30:13–The state of CA gun control websites exposes 10 years of data 31:30–The Loop runs to the Las Vegas Strip 32:44–Cyberattack impacts unemployment benefits in several states 10:41–Cruise robotaxis blocked San Fransicso traffic 34:22–Bitcoin falls below $19,000 again 35:30–The best tech gifts for the elderly 36:29–Robo-umpires A couple bought a home in Seattle, and to get Comcast internet would be $$$

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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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07:52–Netflix is getting ads 19:02–What’s new on Amazon Prime Video in July Google warns Android users about “Hermit” spyware 20:00–Android 13 Beta 3.3 20:18–Wearable Muscles  Anker backs robot maker Keyi 22:36–Google’s worst hardware flop 33:02–ID.AERO 23:56–NY-based jury issues subpoenas to Truth Social SPAC 11:49–Tesla does not have enough desks 24:48–Game of Thrones sequel 25:35–Samsung Starbucks Galaxy Buds 26:33–Apple is resurrecting its high-end smart speaker 27:32–Amazon is having a second major Prime-exclusive shopping event 28:38–The $300,000 Celetiq EV 05:19–Juul files an emergency petition to the FDA 30:06–OnlyFans inspired group is selling nude pictures for Ukraine’s armed forces 32:36–FTC urged to probe Apple and Google 33:54–Google Hangouts is shutting down this Fall 34:55–The Supreme Court won’t hear the Apple-Qualcomm patent case 15:26–IBM settles age discrimination case 35:59–Toyota is recalling 2,700 electric SUVs because their wheels may fall off Tech companies under pressure 36:34–LG and the EV charging business 37:27–Apple’s “flood” of new devices 

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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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NASA starts countdown 32:21–Verizon and AT&T agree to delay some 5G deployment 33:00–Linux vs. Windows vs. Mac OS Telegram adds a paid tier 34:12–24.6 billion pairs of credentials for sale on the dark web 35:13–A tech worker convicted of wire fraud and computer intrusions 36:14–Google says it bans gun ads but…… 37:49–Apple workers at Maryland store vote to unionize 36:34–NASA’s SOFIA aircraft 39:36–U.S. lawmakers push for a unified phone charger 40:37–Google’s Nest wi-fi router line gets an upgrade 41:03–The 12 best travel gadgets 31:09–Researchers use Hubble to observe dead star

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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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Google’s second store 6 smartphone habits to boost productivity  Verizon unveils added discounts A non-profit building 3D-printed schools finished its build Dolby promises more immersive car audio Hospital websites are sending medical information to Facebook T-Mobile’s latest perks Anna Sorokin wants to sell NFTs Elon Musk tells employees he wants to be involved Will Elon Musk buy the company? Bill Gates says NFTs are “100% based on greater fool theory” eBay Live SpaceX employees say Elon Musk is “an embarrassment” Defender for Individuals  Sony Honday Mobility Inc. Uber expands its airport reservation globally Google Maps has a new Android widget Senators want to ban brokers from trading people’s data Facebook, Twitter, Google, and others agree to new EU rules US Army deploys solar array Amazon Prime Day Japan makes online insults a crime Tesla price hikes Apple “Batterygate” Samsung merges its Pay and Pass to create Wallet

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Voyager Mystery #1605

June 13, 2022

Voyager 1 has a mystery 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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Binance resumes Bitcoin withdrawals Sony’s $3,700 Walkman Voyager 1 mystery  Squid Game Season 2 Parents sue Meta Astra’s rocket fails Google to pay $118 million Amazon.com is having problems FAA releases final assessment of SpaceX Starbase Mozilla for Android Adobe releases an open-source toolkit Royal Caribbean and Starlink Google will expand the usefulness of voice commands Microsoft Teams Spotify buys an AI startup Toyota battles with Tesla and Ford Amazon Prime Air in California FDA clears Rune Labs to use the Apple Watch The Chevy Blazer EV How to tell if your security camera is hacked The 7 best laptops for working from home Galaxy Buds Pro 2 Crypto.com says it will layoff 269 employees Sheryl Sandberg is under investigation

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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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Meta and Google helped Putin by halting ads Scientists craft “living skin” Microsoft commits to ban non-competes and increase pay transparency Facebook users get caught buying or selling guns Apple retail workers switch unions Apple rumors  Meta will stop making Portal for consumers NASA plans to study unidentified objects  Polestar begins delivery on the rental vehicle order Intel freezes hiring Twitter’s new tweet reporting tools Alibaba sued The Tesla Autopilot investigation is moving into a new phase Apple gets sued YouTube TV adds a highly requested feature White House proposes standards for EV charging network Twitter shareholders to vote on the acquisition  Dell unveils new XPS 13 devices  Mars helicopter has a dead sensor 5 planets will light up the sky Meta is facing 8 lawsuits  Andy Jassey still talks to Jeff Bezos Tesla accuses civil rights agency of unlawful suing agency Amazon will let you try on digital shoes you want to buy HP pilots paper delivery service

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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 is, has your employer ordered you back to the office, or have they adopted a permanent remote work policy?

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Show Notes:Facebook COO is leaving.Elon orders everyone back to the office.China to kill Starlink Satelittes?James Web Space Telescope First Image July 12th.Fidelity Smashes Tech Stocks.Parker makes the 12th Pass on Sun.Shuttle Full Stack Mock-Up.IPad Production to Vietnam.NASA awards Spacesuit Contract.GM Drops Bolt EV by $6k. Google TV App for iOS.FBI Prevents Cyber Attack.Google Meet and Duo Combined.Twitter killing Tweetdeck.Focusrite Vocaster.French Ban English Words.Ofcom Study.Canon Printers in an endless reboot.Google Expands Training Program.California Hydroelectric in Trouble.Mysterious Signal from Space.Costa Rica Hacked Again.Starlink 2.0.Netflix Password Sharing Mess.Mega Reports Takedowns.What is Omaze?More Power from Fusion reactors?China Shenzhou 14.Ford CEO sees EV Price War.Megaphone Massive Podcast Outage.

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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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Show Notes:Sovereign DataTwitter Chaos Tax.APACBoeing Starliner.Boeing Starliner Landing.Cool Starlink Photos.Hadron Collider Quarks.Check Earth Out.NASA Whirlpool Image.Stealth DIY PC No Cables.Tesla Driver could not open the door.Boring Lunar Eclipse Video.Zoom hits earnings expectations.Broadcom to buy VMware?Snapchat misses earnings big time.Airbnb to close China Operations.Zuckerberg Sued Again.Klarna fires 10% of staff.Amazon has over capacity in Warehouse space.

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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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Astronomers reveal the first image of a black hole Sony’s new wireless headphones Over 100 companies double down on renewable energy Twitter’s CEO fires top product executive Coinbase experiences major outage Roku bundles its Pro voice remote and Ultra streaming box 6 reasons to quit Chrome Android Auto is getting an update Android TVs’ next update Rivian recalls trucks Twitter’s market cap has dropped to $9 billion Hulu will be the streaming home for Lolapalooza Facebook Pay will become Meta Pay Texas law that allows users to sue social networks for censorship Total “blood moon” eclipse Spacecraft crash into an asteroid at 15,000 miles per hour Royal Mail wants fleet of 500 drones 10 ways to upgrade your work desk Lego built a $170 Transformer Optimus Prime Tonga volcanic eruption effects reached space Bitcoin price falls Elon Musk faces a federal probe Foxconn Q1

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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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Which airlines offer free WI-Fi Next Motorola Razr Elon Musk’s mom scolds him for tweeting Facebook to shutter its Nearby Friends service Uber shareholders to vote The portable Roam speaker Tons of electric car charging stations don’t work US podcast ad revenue to reach $2 billion in 2022 NASA suspended Perservance operations Google forced to end Play Store app sales in Russia Costa Rica declares a national emergency Biden wants ISPs for consumers to have low to no cost internet  Tesla sues former engineer The US offers $15 million to help catch ransomware gang Lincoln College to shut down Clearview AI Amazon fired two workers Hackers deface Russian platforms Samsung Galaxy S22 models depreciated   Meta facing mass employee exodus Seattle PD is testing a brain stimulation device Calm launched a contest China wants its youngsters to stop giving money Uber to cut down costs Intuit to pay $141 million settlement

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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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Google fires another AI researcher Google Doodle honors Elijah Mccoy 11 cleaning tricks to make your phone look like new Google updates its travel search Netflix cancels Meghan Markle animated series Grindr location data was reportedly for sale Microsoft is testing a free 1GB per month VPN service Amazon is closing 6 Whole Food stores Online retailers are offering rare, endangered bugs Peacock begins next-day streaming of Bravo shows NASA is retiring the last 747SPs Zepto Amazon will offer $4,000 per year to US employees Amazon workers vote against unionization Google May Pixel update Rocket Lab will try to catch a falling rocket VW and BP NASA should plan for Starship’s “significant” capability  FCC republican backs Musk’s Twitter purchase Solar flares explode Twitter re-suspends 2 right-wing accounts  The best gifts for your grad Apple Music arrives on Roku Sony’s Quantum DOT OLED TVs will start at $3,000 Elon Musk seeks more money Facebook will shut down its podcast service John Deere tractors “bricked” Mental health apps have terrible privacy protections

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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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FBI believes North Korea hacker is behind crypto heist TikTok is the most downloaded app Samsung.com sales reps are working for free Andy Jassey’s first shareholder letter NASA hopes to make space more accessible  Elon Musk wants to make Twitter private NFC body implant for e-payments How to call emergency services without a phone Honda will retire the hybrid insight A robot for emergency stroke surgeries Juul settles US warns of malware Amazon expands Tesla’s racism lawsuit NFT of Jack Dorsey’s first tweet struggles to sell Redditt rolls out improvements An interstellar obiect hit Earth in 2014 The largest comet ever seen Amazon hits US sellers with a surcharge Chromebooks sales derails Wikipedia editors vote to block cryptocurrency donations Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $41.39 billion

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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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Apple reportedly faces further EU antitrust charges Tesla opens up Roadster reservations Google announces Pixel phone repair kits with iFixit Google is suing a person Google Fi unlimited plans get lower prices Elon Musk and the SEC Lincoln to show off EV concept An ex-Apple employee takes Face ID privacy complaint to Europe Kickstarter will now hide reported comments  Neptune is cooling down Amazon is still struggling to make drone deliveries work  A driverless car appears to flee the scene The Batman on HBO Max Ericsson pulls out of Russia DoorDash adds a cheaper DashPass Fitbit will roll out a passive heart rhythm monitoring feature SpaceX’s Starlink service suffers briefly from an outage Sonos bought a startup Netflix gives you two thumbs up Etsy sellers are going on strike Biden administration cracks down on “ghost guns” AT&T may raise cell phone plan prices Apple, Google, and Samsung may have big plans SpaceX capsule docks at ISS with an all private crew Gen Z calling for more honesty on social media How to protect yourself from digital stalking PC sales start to slow

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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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The DeLorean EV OnePlus Nord Buds Hertz says it will purchase 65,000 electric vehicles  Roku announces multiyear extension Mailchimp says an internal tool was used to breach hundred of accounts Google Play crackdown Tech workers describe detention as they flee Russia A Space Needle-sized asteroid Jack Dorsey says he is “partially to blame” for centralizing the internet Putin’s spokesman says he uses a VPN Paramount+ releases a trailer Google’s April PIxel update EV auto sales in Q1 Panasonic’s new strategy  Lenovo plans to hire workers in R&D Nearly 1/2 of crypto owners first bought digital assets  Intel CEO made $178 millon State Department’s new bureau Elon Musk now owns 9.2 percent of Twitter 5 reasons to buy a laptop Comcast wanted man to pay $19,000 Google offers employees free scooters Alphabet’s Wing

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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 sure we will see folks doing it for real in the years to come.

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Senators urge FTC to review deal The GoPro Volta Schlage’s latest smart lock YouTube TV Dyson announces a headphone combo NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket Facebook News Feed bug Uber’s annual product event Researchers using a decommissioned satellite to broadcast hacked TV Windows 11 is at a standstill Google Search The US Space Force will use a “digital twin” Wyze was aware of a major camera security flaw The EU Parliament and crypto rules Google Meet “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Samsung partners with iFixit Microsoft renames Your Phone Apple releases updates E3 2022 is canceled  Amazon union rerun election in Alabama Yelp expands its restaurant initiative A Twitter account built followers about the Ukraine war

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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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HP buys Poly Google Maps blocked 100 million abusive edits What’s new on Paramount +? Tesla price increases Google makes an improvement to the online shopping experience DC AG sues Grubhub New Google Calendar feature Ex-Google CEO funneled money into the White House Spotify and Podz Samsung’s new 4K smart monitor Elon Musk’s next Twitter NASA’s new budget request Apple’s $55 million fine Georgia’s unconstitutional content moderation bill Democrats digital dollar The fastest supercomputer Google ordered Russian translators not to call a war Spotify adds promised COVID-19 content advisory  SpaceX is ending Crew Dragon production Axed IBM scientist sues  “Roboburger” HBO Max picks up one of Netflix’s features  The “affordable flagship” Apple will cut production of iPhones Coda wins 3 Oscars Huawei 2021

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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.

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Google ramps up support  T-Mobile teams up with BMW Lego readies a new Back to The Future kit Apple leads the 5G transition  Google discovers threat actor California legislators introduced a bill to blame internet companies Amie is a new calendar app Netflix fights password sharing Elon Musk has another prediction T-Mobile is reportedly adding PIN protection Qualcomm reveals it’s not selling to Russia Apple will fix the Apple’s Display webcam ExoMars rover launched axed Maserati plans to go fully electric Android 13 US mulls laws  Samsung’s Neo QLED 8K TV’s Meta to test new tools Samsung is giving away giant gaming monitors Facebook’s Ray-Ban stories Amazon workers staged walkouts NASA’s $10 billion Webb Space Telescope  NASA’s big new moon rocket Union presses mayor to force Uber driver to pay minimum wage Amazon’s new Fresh store Roomba robot vacuums gain Siri Pacific Networks has 60 days to leave the US Amazon and MGM

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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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Ted Lasso Betrayed Uber driver Apple’s early ATT debates Twitter rolls back update Ukraine and Clearview President Zelensky to address Congress SpaceX at 20 Facebook users in Ukraine banned Google shuts down YouTube Vanced Former Nintendo America president left GameStop board Russia says it will not strand American astronaut Black hole “billiards” Lyft to add temporarily fuel surcharge Elon Musk challenged Putin Russia bans Instagram The best budget robot vacuums you can buy Wi-Fi 6E not hit by chip shortage Congress earmarks cash Smartwatch market grows Pete Davidson will be on “Blue Origin” Discovery will combine HBO Max and DIscovery Plus iOS 15.4 macOS 12.3 Each launch of Space Launch System will cost $4.1 billion Meta is ” not an innovative company” CD sales rose The US is “very far” behind China Google “hijacked millions of customers and orders”

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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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The 7 best mobile apps to help you when you are moving AI discovery and the treatment of spinal cord injuries  The Batman and a live bat Microsoft suspends sales in Russia Apple goes back to work Amazon is reportedly using Chinese suppliers  Samsung promises app throttling controls Apple’s Peek Performance event Deere & Co and the FTChttps://www.makeuseof.com/what-is-the-point-of-mini-pcs/ The EU Parliament will vote on crypto What is the point of Mini PCs? Netflix, Paypal, and others suspending business in Russia YouTube offers $50,000 to popular podcasts Uber Q1 ZTE summoned to the US Coinbase blocks over 25,000 addresses linked to illegal activity Google says Chrome outperforms Safari on Mac Apple TV+ on Xfinity Amazon pressed to be more transparent Google releases Android 12L Google Pixel 6A The weather looks good for SpaceX’s next launch Stop these bad smartphone habits Visa and Mastercard suspend their operations in Russia Customer service chatbot sector worth $7 billion

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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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Chrome 99 has landed Wingstop has filed a trademark Kytch suing Mcdonalds Melinda Gates says billionaires should be giving away their wealth SpaceX successfully launches 47 Starlink satellites Rivian backtracks on price hikes  Cars kill people outside of the vehicle  US Space Force Space junk set to crash into the far side of the moon Russia halts rocket engine sales to the US FCC considers crackdown RT moves to Rumble A “molecular drinks printer” Google Meet now shares detailed bandwidth information…… Senate committee advances FCC nominee Reddit bans links to Russian state media ICANN says it won’t kick Russia off the internet Netflix launches its first interactive daily quiz show Twitter to reopen offices  Kia unveils “Automode” Samsung accused of throttling app performance Elon Musk faces a trial The US exempts South Korean smartphones Elon Musk challenges UAW Pamela Anderson on Netflix

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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.

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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.

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Top subscription app revenue grew 41% Tumblr is available ad-free Block Q4 Scammers are using fake COVID-19 sites Netflix’s new trivia show Amazon union organizer arrested  Motional and Via This startup wants to help renters get rewarded US and Russia still tethered by the ISS Elon Musk’s wealth dipped below $200 billion Nikola plans to ramp up production  Microsoft continues to fix Windows 11 MWC 2022 Redditt app revamp  The new Moto Edge+ Spotify took down Alex Jones podcast iPhone Face ID repairs  SEC opens investigation into Elon Musk  Teen challenged by his mom to stay off social media OnlyFans faces lawsuit Google relaxes COVID-19 rules Alibaba Q3 Americans are more open to giving data Virgin Hyperloop to focus on cargo

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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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Russia responds to European astronauts Amazon’s grocery business has become “an expensive hobby” Disney + in March 2022 Hulu in March 2022 New Macs to launch in March IRS adds the option to skip facial recognition  Apple’s foldable iPhone reportedly delayed in 2025 Elon Musk’s Boring Company  An AI cant copyright its art AT&T will shut down 3G service tomorrow GM seeks US approval  Apple’s standoff with the Dutch continues SpaceX inserts Starlink into a higher orbit Trump’s Truth Social  Wordle stuffed with ad trackers

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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. If anyone can do it they can.

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Daters spent $4.2 billion globally looking for love The 10 best websites to know about your potential employers Apple fined again Samsung’s new Android tablets are so popular that had to halt preorders FBI warns BlackByte ransomware targeting infrastructure A journalist will not be prosecuted The best and worst Super Bowl commercials FCC to take a closer look Hacking group is on a tear Blade Runner 2099 Verizon experiencing a state-wide outage in Georgia Funding site linked to Candian trucker protest, donor info leaked Joby Aviation partners with Japanese airline Qualcomm jumps on Wi-Fi 7 bandwagon 10 million+ households have enrolled in the Affordable Connectivity Program Crypto lender to pay $100 million Samsung has adopted Google Messages Polestar takes jabs at Tesla SEC fines BlockFi SpaceX plans its first commercial spacewalk Microsoft to soon be back open Texas sues Meta A billionaire CEO buys 3 new missions to space A SpaceX Starlink satellite was shown erupting in flames Uber CEO says you eventually be able to pay with crypto

 

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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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Disney+ may raise prices Apple breaks ties with 12 suppliers FCC launches task force Indiegogo Zoox robotaxis Factory contamination affects “at least” 7 billion gigabytes of memory Chan Zuckerberg Inittiatve  Microsoft offers a 60% discount to Google G Suite legacy customers Amazon Music signs an exclusive deal Starlink Gen2 may cause problems for Hubble Tesla factory is a “racially segregated workplace” “Obi-Wan Kenobi” DIsney+ outshines Netflix $5 billion plan for EV charging infrastructure YouTube creator updates Tesla recalls more than 578,000 vehicles  Apple AirTags The Social Media NUDGE Act Apple releases iOS 15.3.1 and more MoviePass will return Firefox 97 TAG Heuer’s smartwatch Tesla sued by civil rights agency Apple wants to know why you hate Safari OnePlus’ new affordable Nord phone Twitter Q4 NASA raises concerns about SpaceX

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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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Meta is threatening to shut down Facebook in Europe PriceRunner suing Google Verizon contracts for smartphones NASA and ISS Orbital Prime Google sued for $2.1 billion Apple fined again Google’s February update Microsoft will block downloaded macros New iPhone and iPad on March 8th Spotify CEO apologizes to staff Amazon raises its maximum for corporate employees Wi-Fi 6E to Wi-Fi 7 “Matrix Resurrections” co-producer sues Warner Bros. IRS kills plan to verify taxpayers Twitch punished a streamer Maid’s iPad helped police track down a suspect Twitter tests adding a DM icon Congress and Huawei Health sites let ads track visitors without telling them Google TV may soon block certain adult content

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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.

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1/2 of consumers plan to pre-order their new car Apple heart study shows older adults outpace younger adults What is W-Fi 6E? Malware masquerading as Android 2FA app Alphabet Q4 An app developer lawsuit over rejections and scammers Tesla selling karaoke microphones in China Lego James Webb Space Telescope Ford’s E-Transit work van Chromebook sales in a recession Blackberry agrees to sell Sony acquires Bungie Meta adds 3D avatars Samsung topples Intel Website fined by Germany Wordle gets bought by The New York Times Joby launches mics Walmart expands its home services  Sold by Amazon shut down Spotify and Joe Rogan Amazon warehouse manager pleads guilty to stealing New home internet broadband options Waymo sues California DMV European smartphone market gains 8% year over year

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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. Also you can now donate to the show using crypto via Podcast 2.0 apps. More details and how later.

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Minnie Mouse now wears a pantsuit Warner Music Group is building a “musical theme park” in the metaverse FCC aims to stop broadband bill shock Laparoscopic surgery performed by a robot SpaceX plans to launch up to 22 missions Peacock reveals its strategy  The FCC revokes China Unicom’s authorization to operate in the US Apple releases 15.3 Social media scammers stole at least $770 million  Robinhood 4Q Apple Q1 Netflix officially lists HDR support for Pixels 10 ways to make the most of your password manager SpaceX ready to launch Italian radar satellite  Dark web news site owner sentenced The Vets Facebook plays catch up FCC unanimously approves “nutrition labels” Apple News was the most widely used UK news app iPhones and contactless payments Wyze will discontinue its first camera NASA hopes to speed up mission It’s more important for Tesla to make a robot than a new car

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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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Data breaches break a record in 2021 Use Venmo, AMEX, or Credit Karma? You might be owed some money Samsungs Galaxy S22 Panasonic producing next-gen Telsa batteries Elon Musk’s Neurallink Apple fined $5.6 million “Death Star” response from US FCC chair plans to block exclusive deals NBCUniversal is partnering with Tik Tok Tesla Cybertruck Mark Cuban and his online pharmacy NASA celebrates PG&E is a “menace to California” Twitter’s “close friends” feature The cryptocurrency market has lost $130 billion Google’s long-rumored smartwatch could arrive on May 26th Wi-Fi 7 AT&T is rolling out multi-gig fiber internet to 70 cities Meta’s new supercomputer will be the world’s fastest Google’s next Chromecast Julian Assange can go to UK Supreme Court IBM Q4 4 AG’s sue Google Apple again extends waiver in-app purchasing requirement Plaid must pay $58 million

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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 it happen.

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What’s coming and leaving Hulu in February  What you really need to survive a blackout Should you file a claim in a data breach settlement The McPlant GameStop stock trading documentary NASA announces first flight delay Red Cross data breach Spaceflight makes the body kill red blood cells NYC Mayor will convert his paycheck to cryptocurrency SpaceX’s next 2 astronaut launches 2FA compromise led to $34 million Crypto.com hack Senator Kloubacher’s major tech reform bill Epic pushes to overturn App Store ruling Advanced driver assistance tech Google Pay resets strategy again All-in-one diabetes devices Microsoft beefs up Edge’s security  Amazon Style Global music subscriber market shares Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Peacock adds live local news channels Mercedes-Benz plans to use Lidar The first movie studio in space Long-awaited study on a digital dollar Netflix Q4 Cook and Pichai are personally lobbying senators Roku was shamed for running banner ads Singapore gives banks a 2-week deadline iPhone SE could be launching in April or May

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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 they accounts seized of 10’s of 100’s of thousands of dollars.

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Waymo and J.B. Hunt What is Product Hunt? C-Band 5G could cause “catastrophic disruption” UK government ignites debate over privacy vs. safety The Pixel 6 gets its first stable update since November NASA fixes glitch Google wants to make it easier for you to send yourself files Ford signs 5-year agreement with Stripe Apple reportedly considered making a battery-powered Home Pod Raycon introduces new Power Speaker and Boombox at CES Google honors Betty White Apple’s rumored mixed reality headset could be priced over $2,000 The Jetson One could be flying on the forest moon of Endor iPad Air 5 expected to launch alongside iPhone SE this spring Amazon UK won’t ban Visa credit cards Safari 15 bug Astronauts can suffer from “space anemia” Walmart may offer a cryptocurrency and NFTs Google might’ve accidentally approved an ad for a Target gift card scam DirecTV to drop One America News

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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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Amazon Stops Ban on Cell Phones #1576

December 21, 2021

Amazon stops ban on cell phones in the warehouses as it appears that they used texting as the main way to warn employees. I have worked jobs where you could not have a cell phone in vast aircraft hangers. So I understand the need to be able to communicate. There will continue to be a focus on employee safety for some time after last week’s incident.

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Tesla announces free holiday supercharging  50 best websites of 2021 FCC reaches settlement with Verizon and others What’s new on Paramount+ DE Court says Dominion Power can continue to sue Fox News YouTube TV settles with Disney Ford Mustang Mach-E joins NYC taxi fleet The UK donates 225 million stolen passwords Cortana would have been called Bingo The Matrix Resurrections Rocket Companies and Truebill Meta cracks down on phishing scams US DOJ charges former GRU officer with hacking Google will end support for OnHub Pixel 6 connectivity issue acknowledged by Google Amazon scraps new ban on phones 13 of the best Chrome extensions of 2021 SpaceX rolls out rare new Falcon 9 booster Twitch bans Amazon account after breast revealed on air LG’s first gaming laptop What to expect from Apple in 2022 Elon Musk says he’ll pay over $11 billion in taxes this year

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Amazon Actions being Questioned in Storm Response #1575

December 17, 2021

Amazon Actions are under serious scrutiny on whether they reacted properly in response to storm warnings and Tornado warnings that saw a massive loss of life across multiple states last Friday. Productivity over safety is what some relatives are saying over dead Amazon associates.

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The NASA Mars helicopter Ring’s NYU Policing Project audit Adidas launching NFT’s Google Chrome’s last-minute holiday shopping tools The US Treasury and DJI Ransomware attack hits major payroll company Cryptocurrency scams cost victims $7.7 billion in 2021 Apple delaying their return to the office DirecTV will hike prices H&R Block sues Block Meta bans 7 surveillance for hire outfits The Pixel 6 Pro could get face unlock Google One is giving away $10 Google Play credit Toyota gives robots a soft touch and better vision Spotify adds ratings to podcasts NASA solar probe to become the first spacecraft to “touch the sun” Arrival’s first electric car Uber expands person-to-person deliveries across the US Reddit files to go public Roku will offer 99-cent trials Google announces Qaya for creators Verizon 5G Home Internet will soon come with a router with Wi-Fi 6E SiriusXM sued over lack of podcast transcripts

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Bill Gates has had a rough year! #1574

December 10, 2021

Bill Gates seems to think anyone cares he has had a bad year. Like the rest of the world hasn’t little sympathy from me. Seems that money cannot buy happiness. It’s a little ironic that he had to get a vaccine reference as well in the accompanying article. When you are rich no one cares if you are not happy. Get a shrink

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CEO of Better.com apologizes Activision Blizzard employees create strike fund Apple should enforce the App Store privacy promise Utility companies will no longer share data with ICE Former Apple employee won’t withdraw her labor board complaint Best Buy pulls TCL Google TVs Build-A-Bear’s new Matrix bear GM plans to start Silverado EV production in early 2023 Ford stops F-150 Lighting reservations YouTube Escape 2021 Netflix created an info hub YouTube TV on Xfinity Flex Amazon fined $1.2 billion FCC gets its first permanent female boss ever Candian man charged over ransomware attacks Apple iOS 15.2 update Hacker agrees to pay Nintendo Over 40 million people had their health information leaked Masayuki Uemura dies at 78 Paramount+ adds live streaming channels SpaceX launches a NASA telescope PC market pulls past peak pandemic demand Appeals Court granted a stay with Apple V Epic Amazon will shut down its Alexa.com website Bill Gates says 2021 was the hardest year of his life

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