Geek News Central Podcast

Geek News Central Podcast

Todd Cochrane

Description: Geek News Central is where I talk tech for the common man. With a twice weekly tech show covering a wide range of technical issues. Author of Podcasting The Do it Yourself Guide.

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T-Mobile Home Internet #1354

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T-Mobile Home Internet with unlimited bandwidth may be coming to a rural area near you. I would encourage T-Mobile to really get this offer out in the 49082 zip code area. I am really excited about this as there is simply no way that the incumbent cable providers are ever going to get this done or h...

YouTube & Facebook Battle Video Takedowns #1353

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YouTube & Facebook had their hands full with taking down all the rouge videos from the Christchurch shooting and massacre. With the easy of live streaming these days it’s not an easy thing to have enough technology to halt live streams like this mid progress but even harder to kill all th...

Facebook Had and Outage and No one Cared #1352

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Facebook had the biggest outage of its history and no one seemed to care. In my opinion, everyone’s mental health probably improved during the outage. More worrisome is the new cell phone location data proposal of the FCC that will pinpoint your location to within 3 feet in buildings and every...

It’s Show Time #1351

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Apple is having an event that is entitled “It’s Show Time” which can only mean that it is going to be a media event surrounding Apple TV and there news division. We will likely also get to see details on upcoming iOS releases. Well my travel schedule continues but I should be home...

SpaceX Biggest Launch to Date #1350

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SpaceX biggest launch to date will be their Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space station which will lead to manned crews to ISS later this year. SpaceX has a lot riding on this launch happening in the early morning hours this coming Saturday. I am all packed and headed to Florida for bu...

Facebook Moderator Trauma #1349

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Facebook Moderators face unprecedented trauma on a daily basis by being exposed to the absolute worst that humanity can throw at them. I was barely able to complete the expose by The Verge and could really resonate with what they had to put up with. We have been talking about Facebook a lot in the p...

Reverse Digital Search Warrants #1348

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Reverse digital search warrants are where law enforcement request wide sweeping data of cell phone location information within a crime perimeter at a certain time. They are doing this to look at the digital data to try and determine a suspect. Some are concerned about the privacy rights of those inn...

Facebook is Tracking Facebook Haters #1347

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Facebook is tracking those they think are a threat to Facebook employees, executives via the Facebook App. While I understand companies have to protect their employees, but using their own app to track those on a blacklist is to me a huge invasion of privacy. I am not even sure this is legal in all...

Is Huawei Finished in America? #1346

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Huawei is about to be banned from doing business with American companies and countries we consider partners. If the President really brings the hammer down one has to wonder what the government really has on Huawei. It has to be something major as this would be beyond anything ever done to a company...

Cable Companies want Fast Lanes! #1345

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Cable companies after fighting net neutrality tooth and nail are looking to get Congress to give them the rights of fast lanes while claiming that they do not want throttling or bandwidth limits imposed. The cable companies know where the dead bodies are buried and the want the fast lane cash. They...
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