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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CES 2019 #1339

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This is my last day filling in for Todd while he is away down in Las Vegas covering CES 2019. Todd will be joined with the TPN.tv team and will be live streaming CES 2019 coverage from Sands Expo starting tomorrow at 10 am PST/1 pm EST. The link is below. There was a lot of tech news today from all...

Comcast lied to its customers? #1338

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Happy New Year! Kirk here with you with the 1st episode of the Geek News Central podcast of 2019 and I also will be filling in for Todd on this upcoming Mondays episode while he is away down in Las Vegas for CES 2019...

The Final Episode of the GNC Podcast of 2018 #1337

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Hi everyone, Kirk here with you for the final episode of the Geek News Central podcast 2018! I will be filling in for Todd while he is away on travel down in Florida and welcoming his new bundle of joy; his granddaughter born this past Christmas Day on Wednesday and then he is off to Vegas for CES 2...

Facebook Responds #1336

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Facebook responds once again for privacy concerns of third-party partners having read/write access to our private messages within Facebook. Nothing should surprise us anymore when it comes to Facebook, to be honest. Kirk will be carrying the show into the New Year and I will be back with you live fr...

Amazon to stop shipping CRaP #1335

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Seems Amazon is tired of losing money on CRaP and will be forcing vendors to pay for shipping. They are purportedly putting a strong arm on companies like Coke to ship items like SmartWater on their own dime. Only Amazon would get away with this kind of demand. But really who buys SmartWater online...

Texting Tax in California #1334

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A Texting Tax in California will most likely be showing up on your mobile bill. The state has decided that residents of California should be taxed for texting as a way to squeeze more cash out of its citizens. Call me not surprised in the least as this action is exactly the kind of thing that the st...

Huawei CFO under Arrest #1333

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Huawei CFO has been locked up in Canada appears to be awaiting extradition to the United States for Iran Sanction violations and the Chinese are very pissed off. Lot’s of diplomatic activity going on. One wonders if this is just a little bit of gamesmanship for the trade deal. But one thing fo...

WordPress 5.0 Armagedon #1332

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WordPress 5.0 has been released I will not be one of the first to upgrade largely because we have a lot of editors here and one thing I have found is that big UI changes like this will always cause a certain amount of chaos. Plus I want to give the automatic team a few days to fix some bugs that wil...

Tumblr to Clean up the Porn #1331

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Tumblr, in my opinion, has always been known for a haven of adult content is semi-cracking the whip starting on 12-17. After being removed from the Apple App store for finding inappropriate content related to child abuse. But in their statement, they say they will allow certain types of adult-themed...

DJI Osmo Pocket #1330

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DJI Osmo Pocket has been announced and at the rate, DJI is announcing products they are going to continue to dominate in certain product categories. The new device is quite compelling but with mobile phones now having great stabilization some of these products will be challenged. I am back in Hawaii...
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