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Elon gets a win?! #109
September 23, 2022
This week, Elon gets a win, the NTSB wants tech in cars to prevent drunk driving, and Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon, oh my!!
Show Notes:Twitter’s court ruling All cars should come with tech to prevent drunk driving. Amazon to unveil new devices Apple’s October event Microsoft’s event Disney’s CEO says he’d love to merge Hulu with Disney+ What’s new on Paramount+ in October What’s new on Netflix in October What’s new on Amazon Prime in October A $3,000 tip on a $13.00 bill
Jack, here’s your bus! #108
August 28, 2022
This week, Elon throws Jack Dorsey under the bus, Moviepass is not throwing in the towel just yet, and a Tesla owner gets a car key chip implant in his hand
Show Notes:Elon Musk subpoenas Jack Dorsey Twitter whistleblower MoviePass is back A Tesla owner gets a car key chip implant in his hand IMDB’s Time Machine What’s new on Hulu in September An Uber driver hailed a hero
Elon is getting what he wants! #107
August 21, 2022
This week, Walmart is getting Paramount, Elon is getting what he wants, and there will be a Ring doorbell tv show.
Show Notes:Walmart and Paramount+ Judge orders Twitter to give Elon Musk documents Ring TV Show Airbnb’s “new anti-part technology.” All-electric robotaxi service in Las Vegas Apple event on September 7th Streaming viewership surpasses cable Netflix’s ad-supported plan Hard drives crash when playing “Rhythm Nation.”
BattleBots: The Twitter Edition #106
August 14, 2022
This week, Elon Musk wants to have a debate about bots, Amazon buys iRobot for billions, and a mom is suing Facebook.
Also, this week, Avram Pilch, co-host of F5 Refreshing Technology, joined us, but due to technical issues, he could not stay on the podcast. We will definitely have him back on a future episode.
And our podcast is a People’s Choice Podcast Award nominee in the This Week In Tech Technology category, Kirk and Scott would like to thank all of our listeners and viewers for voting for us!
So please be sure to keep your fingers crossed to find out if we won the award. We won’t know who will win till next month, so be sure to keep an eye out on our social media feeds, and we will keep you all posted if we get the win!So again, thank you all for your support by listening to or watching the weekly episode on YouTube, and if you are not already subscribed to the podcast, we can be found on your favorite podcast even better, be sure to like and subscribe to our YouTube channel, which can be found under GNC Week In Review.
Show Notes:Elon Musk challenges Twitter CEO to a debate Amazon to acquire iRobot A mom is suing Facebook AT&T’s $14 million settlement Apple’s next iPhone might be expensive The Right Stuff Walmart may bundle with a streaming service You can get paid $1,000 to taste and rate Trader Joe’s foods
Tesla’s Bed is Burning! #105
June 25, 2022
This week, Elon Musk says Tesla is losing billons, billons of credentials are for sale on the dark web and there is something from nothing and it’s not coming to the United States
Show Notes:Tesla losing billions Billions of credentials for sale on the dark web The Nothing phone will not come to the US eBay acquires an NFT marketplace You can pay for your Lyft with cash Netflix lays off 300 more employees What’s new on Hulu in July What’s new on Netflix in July Kidnapped woman rescued after seeking help from a GrubHub order
What happened to Netflix? #104
April 22, 2022
This week, Tesla is doing well, Netflix is not doing so well and after a month of streaming on-air, CNN+ is shutting down.
Show Notes:Tesla Q1 Netflix reported a loss of subscribers CNN+ is shutting down HBO Max Q1 Apple Store workers in Atlanta file for a union election The global smartphone market in Q1 Amazon hit with more lawsuits Sony plans to put ads in games Disney+ glitch Electric chopsticks
Don’t forget about our giveaway where one winner can win CES swag, TPN merch, and a goodie bag from our previous special guest Shannon Morse which can be found here
Also Plughitz Live is trying to learn about its audience and they are doing a survey, it only takes 60 seconds to fill out and someone can win a CES prize pack. To fill out the survey can be found here
Elon, what you are doing?? #103
April 08, 2022
This week on this special episode, Elon Musk buys into Twitter, Comcast wants a man to pay $19,000 and the State Department is adding a new bureau…..plus we welcome a special guest… Shannon Morse to the podcast!
Also to celebrate having her on the podcast, we are going to have a supersized giveaway with some prizes! Details on this episode, so please be sure to take a listen!
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Show Notes:Elon Musk owns 9.2% of Twitter Comcast wants a man to pay $19,000 State Department’s new bureau Mailchimp breach Star Trek NFT Activision Blizzard gives QA testers full-time jobs and a pay raise Amazon is planning to appeal Staten Island’s victory RoboBurger
Are CD’s still a thing? #102
March 11, 2022
This week, Google’s getting sued, Amazon gets MGM, and who knew CDs are still a thing!
Show Notes:Google is getting sued Amazon acquires MGM CD sales rose Netflix wants you to pay for sharing your password Verizon makes Fios free for low-income households Pete Davidson will not be on the next Blue Origin flight Tesla employee fired Amazon drivers staged a protest Russian try selling Big Macs
Amazon Ambassadors are silly to me! #101
January 28, 2022
This week, Samsung is setting a standard, 4 AG’s are suing Google and John Stankey says to its competitors, “Go ahead and raise your prices.”
Show Notes:Samsung’s next Unpacked event Google is being sued John Stankey suggests Netflix’s price hike is great news for HBO Max Amazon Ambassadors no longer on Twitter HBO Max Q4 Apple obtains restraining order against a woman Reddit tests allowing users to set any NFT as their profile picture Verizon Q4 The SAT will now be digital Warner Music Group is building a “musical theme park” in the metaverse Minnie Mouse now wears a pantsuit
And don’t forget about our CES swag/TPN merch giveaway to enter is here
Our 100th Episode! #100
January 22, 2022
This week, Microsoft buys Activision for billons, Apple balloons its market share in the smartphone market and the CEO of Airbnb is living in Airbnb plus we’ll recap on all that went down from CES 2022
Show Notes:Microsoft buys Blizzard Apple retakes top spot in Q4 2021 CEO of Airbnb will live on the platform Apple’s rumored mixed reality headset could be priced over $2,000 Pichai and Zuckerberg personally oversaw an illegal deal Democrats unveil bill to ban online “surveillance advertising” Amazon is being sued Galaxy S22 Ultra Cracker Barrel ordered to pay $9.4 million to a customer in a lawsuit
I wanted to give a big thank you to Todd Cochrane for allowing me to have my own podcast and to be a part of the Tech Podcast Network as well as a partner with Geek News Central where this podcast is modeled from.
Also, I want to give a big thanks to Scott for coming on the podcast as my co-host where he brings a lot to the table by dissecting the tech news with me and having a lot of fun on the episodes and I cannot imagine having a podcast without him. And lastly, I along with Scott wanted to say thank you to all of the viewers and subscribers to the podcast, without all of you, this podcast would not have happened.
To celebrate our 100th episode, we are going to have a giveaway where we are going to select 2 winners to get some cool swag also some TPN merch, to enter head over here
CES 2022 Preview #099
December 19, 2021
This week is a special GNC Week In Review as we are going to give a special early preview of our live coverage of CES 2022 from Las Vegas! And this is our last episode for the year, Chris Jordan from the Talking Sounds Podcast is our guest and he’ll join us on this special episode discussing past CES’s and what we will see at CES 2022
As we are less than 2 weeks away from CES 2022 and GNC Week In Review along with the Tech Podcasts Network will be heading to Las Vegas for live coverage of CES 2022, covering all of the action of the latest tech and what better way to support the Tech Podcasts Network by scoring some merch, you will support us and you can get some cool stuff! It’s a win-win! So check it out here to this link.
Also be sure to follow along on the GNC Week In Review YouTube channel with behind the scenes of CES 2022 from the studio, the show floor, and more.
Scott and Kirk will be back on January 14th, 2022 with episode 100 and there will be a lot of changes that you will all see from a new logo, intro music, and a lot more. As always big thank you all to all of the listeners and viewers of the podcast this past year and we all hope that you all stay on the ride as bigger and better things come.
We hope you all have a great holiday season and a happy and healthy 2022!
Problems with the Pixels #098
November 19, 2021
This week, the Pixel 6 has problems, Boost Mobile introduces their Carrier Crusher plan, and guess who else doesn’t like the removal of the YouTube dislike button?
Show Notes:Problems with battery life on the Google Pixel 6 Problems with the fingerprint scanner on the Google Pixel 6 Boost Mobile’s Carrier Crusher Plan Starbucks team up with Amazon YouTube Co-Founder opposes the removal of the dislike button FCC and the National Suicide Prevention Hotline We read Twitter for entertainment T-Mobile says it hits in goal in 2021 with 5G Apple to begin do-it-yourself repair program for iPhones Walmart and Zipline Crypto collective firm loses bid Hulu launches a store Reeses giant peanut butter pie
Finally, everyone will have broadband?! #097
November 14, 2021
This week, Google was valued almost at $2 trillion dollars, Congress approves a broadband plan for billions and MoviePass is making a comeback? - Show Notes: Google briefly hit a market cap of $2 tr
New MacBook’s, new Pixels and more oh my! #096
October 24, 2021
This week, Apple unleashes its MacBook’s, Google shows off its new Pixels and Facebook possibly is changing their name - Show Notes: Apple's Unleashed Event Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro
Billions for a building #095
September 26, 2021
This week, Twitter pays millions, Google pays billions and Apple TV+ has a few million subscribers - Show Notes: Twitter will pay over $800 million dollars Google buys a building for $2.1 billion d
Reddit, really? You are valued over $10 billion? #094
August 13, 2021
This week, Samsung is flipping and folding again, Amazon is paying customers and Reddit is valued at over $10 billion dollars - Show Notes: Samsung Unpacked Amazon to pay customers Reddit is now
What in the hell is wrong with these people? #093
August 06, 2021
This week, Google is going Pro, Zoom is going to settle and Amazon is selling a smart soap dispenser. - Show Notes: Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Zoom settles lawsuit over "Zoombombing" Amazon'
$100,000 for a TV or a house? #092
July 16, 2021
This week, Facebook wants to give money to creators, do you want to spend money for a rollable tv? and Clippy is back! Facebook will be making payments to creators LG OLED rollable tv Microsoft'
Something is coming from “Nothing” #091
July 11, 2021
This week, Andy Jassey steps up as the new Amazon CEO, if you are looking into a new job TikTok may have a solution for you, and there is something that is coming this month from "Nothing" - Show Not
Jeff says fly me to the moon #090
June 11, 2021
This week, Jeff Bezos is flying to the moon, Bitcoin lands in El Salvador as legal tender, and Facebook will have its own smartwatch - Show Notes: Jeff Bezos and his brother is flying to the moon Bitcoin in El Salvador
What is N-Plus? #089
May 07, 2021
This week, NetFlix adds a plus, Uber’s pleased with a minus and Apple is working on a foldable iPhone? - Show Notes: Uber Q1 Apple reportedly working on a foldable iPhone Chromebook shipments soared 275% in Q1
CES returns to Vegas #088
April 30, 2021
This week, Samsung unpacks again with products, Apple breaks records again in its earnings, and yes returns in Las Vegas - Show Notes: Samsung's Galaxy Book range Apple Q2 CES returns to Las Vegas Alphabet Q1
Apple springs in action #087
April 23, 2021
This week, Apple springs into action, global smartphone sales rise and Twitter will allow you to upload and view photos in 4K - Show Notes Apple's Spring Loaded event Twitter images in 4K FCC robocall mitigation database
No! No! And Oh no! #086
April 09, 2021
This week, LG is no longer in the smartphone market, you can no longer get an answer from Yahoo, and oh no 500 million Facebook users data leaked online - Show Notes: LG calls it quits Yahoo Answers shuts down next month
A Pet Rock for 2021 #085
March 26, 2021
This week, a tweet sold for millions, Comcast is investing in billions and you can pay in bitcoin for a Tesla - Show Notes: Jack Dorsey's tweet sold for $2.5 million dollars Comcast to invest $1 billion over the next decade
Amazon wants to take care of you #084
March 19, 2021
This week, Amazon wants to take care of you, the FCC fines 2 telemarketers for millions, and instead of a face id, a thumbprint, or entering a pin you might able to wink at your phone to unlock it. Amazon Care
You can’t have Fry’s with that #083
February 26, 2021
This week, you can no longer have Fry's with that electronics order, GameStop's stock price goes up again, and no it doesn't have to do with Robinhood and Best Buy lays off 5,000 employees - Show Notes: Fry's closing its doors
Roaring Kitty getting sued #082
February 19, 2021
This week, Roaring Kitty is getting sued, Google is paying News Corp and Amazon wants you to build it - Show Notes: Roaring Kitty is getting sued Google will pay News Corp outlets for using their content Amazon's Build It
Jeff Bezos steps down #081
February 05, 2021
This week Jeff Bezos steps down, RobinHood steps up and Google pays up - Show Notes: Jeff Bezos steps down from Amazon Robinhood's Super Bowl ad Google will pay $3.8 million to settle discrimination accusations
What’s new at CES 2021? #80
January 08, 2021
This week, T-Mobile adds millions of customers, Apple’s App Store made billions, and an early preview of what’s coming to CES 2021 - Show Notes: T-Mobile adds 5.6 million customers Apple announces record App Store spending Samsung C-Lab
So long 2020! Hello 2021! #079
December 18, 2020
This week, Gmail goes down, Google Max goes away and HBO Max arrives on Roku - Show Notes: Google had outages Google is retiring the Google Home Max HBO Max on Roku FTC orders Amazon, Facebook, and others how they collect data
Wait?! The Apple AirPods cost how much?! #078
December 11, 2020
This week, Apple announced its AirPods Max and you would not believe what it will cost you, HBO Max saw a huge increase in subscribers, and Airbnb's IPO shares more than doubled - Show Notes: Apple AirPods Max HBO Max hits 12.
Apple fined for millions #077
December 04, 2020
This week, Apple fined 12 million dollars by Italy, Amazon is having a record-breaking sales season and PC sales are growing - Show Notes: Apple fined $12 million by Italy Amazon's "biggest holiday season"
Apple’s M1 #076
November 13, 2020
This week, Apple brings in M1, YouTube had a global outage and a customer had a sideways misfortune with T-Mobile - Show Notes: Apple M1 Event YouTube outage T-Mobile customer shares frustration
Apple’s One More Thing #075
November 06, 2020
This week, Apple has one more thing, T-Mobile has to pay 300 million dollars to the FCC and Walmart has dropped their robots - Show Notes: Apple's "One More Thing" iPhone 13 T-Mobile to pay $200 million
RIP Quibi #074
October 23, 2020
This week, Quibi shuts down, Verizon Q3 earnings go up, and Paypal brings in cryptocurrency Quibi shuts down Verizon Q3 Paypal allows cryptocurrency PS5 will come with streaming services Xbox's Phil Spencer hints at an xCloud streaming...
Breaches in your britches #073
October 09, 2020
This week, Apple has the need for speed, AT&T has DirecTV might be set up for a fire sale and also announcing layoffs and Gmail has changed its logo - Show Notes: Apple's "Hi, Speed" Event Apple is starting to ship devices from its stores
Google Pixel 5 and more #072
October 02, 2020
This week, Google launches the Pixel 5 and more but wait the DOJ is suing them, Amazon says you can pay with your palm and the LG Winds lands on Verizon for $1,000 - Show Notes: Google Pixel 5 The new Google TV Google Nest Audio U.
Apple launches iPad Air, Apple Watch and more #071
September 18, 2020
This week, Apple launched devices and products, Amazon Music is launching podcasts and if you have an AT&T phone, would you be interested in ads for a $5.00 discount? - Show Notes: Apple new iPad Air Apple Watch SE Apple Fitness+
Xbox Series X and S launches #070
September 11, 2020
This week, Xbox Series X and S launches also possibly V?, Motorola unveils a new 5G Razr and Verizon unveils a 5G hotspot and it can be yours for $400.00. - Show Notes: Microsoft Xbox Series S Microsoft Xbox Series X
LG’s new swivel phone #069
September 04, 2020
This week, LG teases a new phone, Apple will be releasing 4 iPhones and Samsung makes announcements at IFA. - Show Notes: LG teases new phone Samsung at IFA Apple's Fall Event Amazon looks to add 10,000 jobs in Bellevue Washington
Get ready to order your Sony PS5…..or not #068
August 28, 2020
This week, Sony invites you to get a PS5 then again you might not get one, there are some people that are going back to school might not be able to get a laptop and while the US might get average 5G download speeds,
Apple now worth 2 trillion dollars! #067
August 21, 2020
This week, Apple is now worth 2 trillion dollars, 3 billion people are gamers and who wants a new Crackberry ….(**ahem**)...Blackberry? Show Notes: Apple worth 2 trillion dollars 3 Billon people worldwide are gamers
California might shut down Uber #066
August 14, 2020
This week, California might shut down Uber, Motorola will hold an event in September and the Xbox Series X launches in November - Show Notes: Uber warns of temporarily shutting down in California Motorola will might hold an event in September...
Samsung unpacks #065
August 07, 2020
This week, Samsung unpacks its devices, Twitters fixes a security vulnerability and Door Dash launches Dashmart - Show Notes: Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Twitter for Android vulnerability gave access to direct messages
AT&T is scaring its customers? #064
July 24, 2020
This week, AT&T is scaring its customers, Jeff Bezos is 13 billion dollars richer and Microsoft has had an impressive 2nd quarter. - **A couple of seconds in the podcast a few seconds of the intro was cut out** - Show Notes: -
High-profile Twitter accounts hacked #063
July 17, 2020
This week, high profile twitter accounts have been hacked, Verizon is told to stop making misleading 5G claims and T-Mobile is offering Scam Shield to its customers. - Show Notes: Twitter accounts hacked
T-Mobile explanation of it’s outage #062
June 19, 2020
This week, T-Mobile explains it’s outage Verizon flexes with a 5G laptop, and AT&T announces layoffs. - Show Notes: T-Mobile's outage Lenovo Flex 5G AT&T is laying off thousands of workers Amazon's AI-powered distance assistants
Sony PS5 #061
June 12, 2020
This week, Sony unveils its PS5, Samsung may launch an 8TB hard drive and Verizon launches 5G in Detroit. - Show Notes: Samsung 8TB SSD Verizon 5G in Detroit Best shows on Apple TV How to manage your apps on a Chromebook
CES 2021 is going to happen in Las Vegas #060
June 05, 2020
This week, CES 2021 is going to happen in Las Vegas, Google faces a lawsuit and Apple's latest update brings audio to it's Apple News plus. - Show Notes: CES 2021 Google faces a $5 billion lawsuit Apple News Plus Audio