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Apple Advances User Security #1639

December 09, 2022

Apple Advances User Security in a big way with announcements today about beefing up encryption across many facets of iCloud storage. The FBI of course is not happy about this as they do not have a backdoor to access those encrypted files. At this point, the more security, the better.

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Show Notes:

6 social media predictions for 2023 6 cool things you can do with your old iPhone SpaceX to launch satellites  Jeep recalls over 64,000 Wranglers  The ten best Chome extensions for holiday shopping Telsa may bring back radar-autopilot hardware A Warren Buffet-backed Tesla competitor  Pixel Fold rumors Elon Musk posts photos of his son X Watch the moon’s eclipse  “Why is SBF getting treated with kid gloves?” Amazon is introducing a Tik-Tok feature Biden signs bill FBI calls end-to-end encryption “deeply concerning” Chrome will get memory and energy saver modes A new mixture may prevent EV batteries from catching fire Europe’s USB-C deadline Amazon and others will share Pentagon’s contract NASA team preparing for Orion’s return Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover “is the most complex character.” Tesla investors tell Elon Musk to stop wasting time on Twitter Disney+ ad-supported tier Elon Musk plans to charge more for Twitter Blue Indiana is suing TikTok Google merges Maps with Waze Dyson’s Air Purifying Headphones for $949

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Twitter Files Revelations for Big Tech, MSM & Politicians #1638

December 06, 2022

Twitter Files announcements are huge revelations for Big Tech, MSM & Politicians and should wake people up if they can leave their politics at the door for 10 minutes. Everything today is about messaging and controlling the narrative. Why can’t the narrative be the narrative? We will see if Musk can find where the rest of the dead bodies are buried.

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Show Notes:

Verizon’s 5G now covers 175 million people 2022 was the worst year for Chromebooks The five biggest data breaches in 2022 HBO Max and Discovery + to be Max? Tesla denies China cut production. US Forest Service to try electric trucks Former Twitter employees explain why Apple paused ads “Duplex on the Web” SpaceX pushes back Starlink data caps Climate misinformation explodes on Twitter You don’t have to get a Real ID for another two years SpaceX unveils Starshield  Working Apple-1 to fetch $375,000 NASA’s thermal mole Adobe will sell AI-made stock images Pantone is the color of the year Pixel 7 update  Facebook Dating adds age verification  DHL orders Ford electric delivery vans Smartphones in 2022 Elon says there wasn’t a “breaking point.” Asteroid impact may have caused a megatsunami The EU hosted a 24-hour part in a metaverse Elon says Twitter’s team was “too intense.” COVID restrictions hit Foxconn SBF takes aim at FTX CEO Nothing in talks to launch a new smartphone in the US

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Hive App Shuts down Servers for Security Issues #1637

December 02, 2022

German-based Hive App shut down servers for security issues because it reportedly leaked user data like crazy. Instead of patching it on the fly, they shut the service down and left users hanging because it was full of holes, security researchers reported. While it may have become a Twitter proxy the platform has a ways to go with the hive team announcing the shutdown ironically on Twitter.

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Show Notes:

Where to get free cookies  Spyware steals data Former CEO weighs on Elon A new huge satellite  Meta is moving  An engineer might retire or die  Skiers are accidentally setting off crash technology  Battle for Section 230 Elon Musk’s Neurolink Google’s best app of 2022 No more copper lines for Norway  Mozilla acquires Pulse Hive shuts down Today’s Google Doodle Apple pushes TSMC LastPass reveals another security breach  Netflix and “preview watchers” Foxconn offers payments for new workers  SpaceX delays launch  Starlink Elon Musk and Tim Cook Sam Fried says “I made a lot of mistakes” Predatory apps found in app stores Disney unveils FRAN YouTube’s recap of 2022

 

 

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Is Apple Helping the Chinese Government #1636

November 29, 2022

Has Apple helped suppress the Chinese people and, in turn, helped the Chinese Government in recent crackdowns? By limiting certain functions of the Apple phone. One has to begin to wonder if they only like controlled speech when there are rumors that they may remove support for Twitter on the iPhone. One may start to question the value of the iOS ecosphere when one starts to hear this combined with the actions in China.

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Show Notes:

11 Amazon Prime Video tips Elon Musk posted a bizarre photo BlockFi files for bankruptcy  New wireless smart bandage EVs reduced gasoline consumption Google says should do betting patching phones Chinese police are searching phones Comcast’s broadcast fee The US chip war ISS resupply drops off experiments  Google partners with medical tech company Elon Musk claims Apple threatened to withhold Twitter Google sued by the FTC Ten tips for safe and secure shopping online New Play Store update AWS plans to be water positive  China bots spammed Twitter with porn Twitter’s character limit from 280 to 1,000 Twitter data leak Telecom networks could provide next-gen GPS services Meta scores $200,000 Man wins court case against an employer  Woman seeks $5 million in a suit over mac and cheese

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Satoshi Per Minute Value 4 Value V4V #1635

November 22, 2022

You can now support this show by the minute while using the fountain podcast app and its ability to stream Satoshi to the show at an amount you set by the minute. V4V is a model I hope you all start to embrace in all of the Podcasting 2.0 shows you support. Meanwhile, at Tesla, many prior employees are looking for a job. Considering how the job market has tightened up, we will see how that works out.

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Show Notes:

Google Fi offers free YouTube Premium  Ten best Thanksgiving movies and where to stream them Meteor lit up the sky over Niagra Falls Twitter in chaos Tesla recalls 321,000 cars Domino’s buys EVs Trump refuses to return to Twitter LG reveals vibrating speakers Amazon Alexa is a “colossal failure.” Waymo’s new robotaxi A PS5 in an electric car? The hottest holiday tech gifts Oil and gas installation at “increasing” risk of cyberattack $13 billion to modernize the electric grid Orion completes Moon flyby Police tracked the traffic of ISPs Meta is trying to prevent “suspicious” adults What’s in your iPhone? An offshore workforce is training Amazon algorithms.  Eli Lilly A working camera made of semiconductors  ID.me lied to the IRS Elizabeth Holmes was sentenced to 11 and 1/2 years The FCC’s new broadband maps

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Premium Publishing Testing

November 18, 2022

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Broadband Cost in America #1634

November 18, 2022

I complain about the Broadband cost I pay for not only my home internet but my office internet, which is insane. I am not alone; compared to other modern places, we pay top dollar for Internet services. The linked report below breaks down what people are paying the providers. I do not think you will be surprised.

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Show Notes

Verizon’s new test drive  Meta punished employees  Tesla’s new CEO? Fired SpaceX employee files charges Twitter Blue GM will stop burning cash Ticketmaster cancels sale  What’s next for the Orion Spacecraft  On the Lyft app, you can request a tow truck  ID.me Roku with layoff employees  Elon Musk’s top 5 projects  Facebook will remove political and religious views  A man sues Pepsi Archer’s Electric Air Taxi  Android will prompt you to update apps  Sonos 4 new product categories  China urges military veterans to work for Apple Lyft and Motivational  What’s wrong with US broadband? Cisco embarks on “options.” New FTX boss condemms management Google updates Search Nvidia and Mircosoft team up A survey of US teens on social media

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FTX’s 16 Billion Dollar Ponzi Scheme #1633

November 15, 2022

Based on preliminary reports, many people should be imprisoned for a very long time over the FTX’s apparent Ponzi scheme, which allegedly lost 16 billion dollars in investors’ crypto investments. The financials are enough to make those that have read them go insane. Of course, with a lot of the companies offshore, we will see how much actual prosecution can actually be done.

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Show Notes

Mike’s Swoosh Space Force’s Space Plane Elon trolls a Senator  Sonic boom rips across Florida  Elon fires an engineer Alexa caregiver service  Hulu with Live TV adds new channels  Waymo uses its taxi service for weather maps Department of Interior seeks a cloud contract Google pays millions Amazon plans layoffs Apple sued for collecting user data Google launches Health Connect TikTok tests in-app shopping NASA’s rocket launch to the moon Amazon shows off updated delivery drone Twitter cuts contract workers without warning Jeff Bezos plans to give most of his money to charity

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Apple Bow’s to Chinese Pressure #1632

November 11, 2022

Apple has placed restrictions on Apple Airdrop in China to keep activists from openly sharing police brutality and political information against the Chinese Dictator. This is now the first time Apple has bowed to Chinese government pressure in restrictions on Apple devices.

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Show Notes

Amazon loses $1 trillion in market value Amazon is reevaluating Alexa NASA leaves its rocket exposed to the winds An “overweight” neutron star Hubble image captured a supernova Spotify starts testing its payments on Android Tumblr will sell useless blue ticks Apple and Amazon conspired to raise iPhone and iPad prices Twitter’s chief privacy officer and others resign Rivian Q3 NASA confirms debris from Challenger explosion Google expands its test of Google Play Store billing  Instagram star gets 11 years in prison Twitter might get a payment system Apple puts a cap on AirDrop transfers Twitter blocks new accounts from signing up Elon Musk bans Twitter employees from working remotely  Apple will spend $450 million YouTube Music and Premium has 85 million subscribers Meta is laying off more than 11,000 employees KFC blames its bot  Gmail’s new look

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Starlink just ruined the service with data caps! #1631

November 08, 2022

Starlink just ruined their service with Data Caps. Rural users once again get screwed! Saved from Broadband hell and now to be throttled after 1TB of monthly usage. Very pissed off that 1TB for a Family is insulting. Elon try living in rural America, where there are few options. Plus, the insane price of paying 25 cents per GB for overage if you do not want to be throttled. Just cheaper to buy a second dish. Not a happy camper. That is the worst news of the year.

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Show Notes:

New “contact protocols” for aliens Over a thousand Rivian vans making deliveries  SolarWinds and the SEC Mastodon reaches 1 million active users  Barry Diller says said there is something odd with Meta The electric Hummer counterpart Trump won’t leave Truth Social  Apple working on just Siri Hopper raises $96 million 56-foot asteroid hurtling toward Earth NASA will launch a heat shield in the shape of a saucer  The DOJ seizes Bitcoins Microsoft and password-free authentication  A portable speaker that costs $790 DoE gets $1.5 billion  What to do after a data breach Starlink is adding a data cap A total eclipse is happening this week COVID-19 will hit iPhone supplies  Airbnb to be transparent  Jack Dorsey apologizes  Twitter wants some laid-off workers to come back Musk says Twitter needs ‘the accurate source of information.” Meta is preparing for layoffs

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Twitter Mania Continues with Elon making Changes #1630

November 04, 2022

The media cannot get enough of Elon at the helm at Twitter with a bit of trolling and him moving fast to produce revenue. I share my thoughts on the new $8.00 fee for Twitter blue and all the expected changes. This time next week, things should calm down in the tech space, but wow, the Twitter news is everywhere.

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Show Notes:

Sling increasing prices  500 drones will create a giant Candy Crush A Wi-Fi security flaw Mozilla announces $35 million fund AstraZeneca password lapse The first Hyperloop tunnel in California is gone The NYPD and Ring Crime group highjack news websites Half of Twitter users won’t pay to use the site Apple is worth more than Amazon and more Vonage to pay $100 million Netflix ad-supported tier starts at $6.99 Amazon does Matter FCC taps providers for new Wi-Fi standards Part of a human knee in space A T-Mobile suitcase Nudes are back on Tumblr Google unveils an AI model Amazon freezes hiring Dropbox suffers a data breach Twitter charging for the blue tick CAPSTONE’s moon probe A stunning Hubble photo Musk to cut Twitter jobs How to delete your Twitter account Apple freezes hiring Turkey’s president wants to talk to Elon

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Elon Musk & Twitter’s New Era! #1629

October 31, 2022

A new era has begun at Twitter, with Elon Musk taking control, delisting the company from the stock exchange, and at the very same time, letting the board of directors go. He very quickly started to make changes and brought in an army of engineers and friends that he trusted to figure out what is happening in the company. Employees are running scared, and he has set some immediate agendas and goals. We will see what happens as he fully works to bring the company into profitability.

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Show Notes:

Verizon is raising fees Twitter layoffs and price surge for Twitter Blue Musk dissolves Twitter’s board of directors iPhone’s production could be hampered Google’s Haloween Doodle Chegg exposed data The White House global ransomware summit UK police fail to use facial recognition  Facebook probably has your phone number M2 MacBook Pros could arrive next March Unconfirmed hack of Liz Truss’ phone The world’s most powerful rocket Bed, Bath and Beyond confirms data breach Boris Johnson’s WhatsApp messages The Hunter Cat Hubble Space Telescope peeks into space Amazon drivers at risk of dog attacks

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Celebrating 18 Years of Podcasting #1628

October 14, 2022

Tonight we celebrate 18 years of podcasting and the journey thus far. Thank you for your long-term support of the show and those that have contributed to the show and supported our sponsors over the years. I am truly humbled. See you a week from now as I am on my way to Riyadh for the Ignite conference to talk about podcasting.

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Show Notes:

20:15–The seven most common Android hardware problems TAG Heuer partners with Nintendo 20:48–Nudge Security 22:17–Stanford’s robotic boot 24:04–Target.com is the latest retailer to support SNAP payments 11:05–Digital licenses approved in CA 25:11–OnlyFans lawyers reveal Meta executives took bribes 27:11–Slack is having issues 27:35–Black hole “burps.” 29:26–Amazon’s prototype satellites 31:07–Google and giant video chat booths 33:24–The creator of Amazon Kindle has left the company 12:49–Twitter is testing a way to limit mentions 34:25–A spam backdoor for Republicans 17:32–The Sony ZV-1F 36:43–Apple Card users can sign up a savings account 09:31–Netflix with ads 38:21–Lockheed Martin and Ayar Labs 39:56–Inmarsat gets $1 billion from US Navy 14:13–AirTags are allowed in checked baggage 40:38–A new Google Fi feature 41:28–Truth Social is now on Android 42:42–Would a US digital dollar let the government track you? 41:52–Firefox’s new service Elon Musk would get “really angry.” Microsoft leaves the Office.

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Paypal Scorned for Planned $2500 Penalty #1627

October 11, 2022

Paypal was going to play moderator of content its customers were posting and impose a $2500 fine for any instance they deemed misinformation. This caught with immediate outrage. The company has denied that this was supposed to be included. I think they were just doing a cover there six uh oh. Also, Geek News Central Podcast turned 18 years yesterday. I will mention it on the next show, as I completely forgot to talk about it tonight, LOL.

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Show Notes: The first map of the Milky Way GraveyardChina fuels Last Space station ModuleYouTube TikTok Battle planStarlink V2 WoesMicrosoft Surface Event.Windows 11 Phishing support.Whole Food Price Increases.YouTube users to get Usernames.SpaceX Images of latest Launch unique.1 Billion Years of Tectonic Plate shifts.NASA Titan Landing Spot.Robocall for Landline issues FTC.No Starlink for China.How to Delete Paypal Account.Dutch side with the worker over Webcam.TikTok Misinformation?Raspberry PI-3 vs PI-4.5 Smart Kitchen Appliances.Whatsapp to grow group sizes.Capstone under control.Vitamin D3 for ever day.Xbox streaming device.Roku Smarthome with help from Wyze.Hackers shut down 12 airport Websites.

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NASA Aircraft searching for Rare Earth Minerals #1626

October 04, 2022

For the next five years, NASA will be flying over five states to search for rare earth minerals to support green initiatives and not depend on the Chinese to sustain green energy manufacturing. Last Friday, the Podcast Awards ceremony went off without a hitch, and I announced the 17th annual winners.

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Show Notes:

Tim Cook meets with the Pope 18:08–Apple no longer activates its SIM cards for iPads 19:01–Yahoo Mail app update 20:06–Amazon is launching a dedicated hub 21:56–Black holes can’t trash info about what they swallow 11:29–Incredible view of DART asteroid impact 23:10–Stephen King’s latest thriller 23:40–Walgreens turns to robots 25:00–YouTube Premium and 4K 12:38–NASA’s hunt for minerals 27:17–A data-sharing agreement between the US and the UK 29:38–Mets settle lawsuit 30:05–Hulu’s price is going up 30:53–Aero’s latest flying taxi 14:55–Tesla and its Optimus robot 32:31–Hackers release 500GB of data stolen in a school district 34:09–Twitter rolls out its edit button 34:22–Apple Music now has over 100 million songs 35:29–The FCC and robocalls  36:46–Maserati’s first electric GranTurismo 38:07–Tesla Q3 Disney’s networks are back on Dish 39:05–Kim Kardashian settles with the SEC 40:20–Amazon and others to improve speech recognition

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Amazon Launches 11 New Products #1625

September 29, 2022

Amazon has launched 11 new products leading up to the holidays and their next big sale. See all the details. I will be hosting the Podcast Awards ceremony at 9 pm Eastern tomorrow, Friday the 20th, on all my normal streaming locations. You can also grab the latest New Media Show to glimpse what is happening in the Podcasting 2.0 space I have been talking about.

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Show Notes:

Roku and Nielsen  Twitter rolling out podcast to Blue subscribers GM partners with OneD Battery Sciences Tesla’s Cybertruck a boat? Amazon’s QLED 4K TV Jack tried to get involved with Elon iOS 16 is a battery drain An Apple executive sues MGM+ Google challenges ISPs YouTube Personal Stories Google kills off Stadia Hurricane Ian delays SpaceX launch Super Supernovas A pair of dwarf galaxies Incredible snaps of light Square and Tap to Pay BMW and Amazon Amazon boost wages Meta suspends all hiring The FTC and the Amazon-iRobot deal

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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 25:08–New 8K receivers  23:13–Prime Early Access Sale 26:03–Airlines to give out refunds for busted Wi-Fi 27:48–Australia to overhaul privacy laws 29:25–Walmart arrives on Roblox 30:30–Apple Music is the sponsor for the Super Bowl Halftime Show 18:46–Google fights with Big Tech 31:33–Elon Musk and Larry Ellison 32:23–US Department of Energy has $42 million 33:10–Lego unveils a 6,187-piece “Razor Crest” set 34:50–Netflix is building a game studio 35:23–Apps that had adware on both Google Play and Apple App stores 36:02–CA, NY, and other states take action 11:55–TikTok faces fine 09:37–Putin grants citizenship to Snowden 37:21–This $310,000 all-electric luxury RV 40:21–Fitbit users will be forced to migrate to Google 15:59–NASA will hit an asteroid with a spacecraft 40:46–Checkmate UK Police arrest a teen behind Uber hacks 08:25–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:

22:39–Fix laggy internet with these extenders 23:33–Google pays “enormous sums.” 24:43–Ford and Lincoln offer hands-free highway driving  08:41–No buyouts for Chevy dealers 25:27–AT&T breaks promise 16:44–Blue Origin 26:59–Trevor Milton 28:15–Football fans unable to watch on DirectTV 28:53–ReelTime 30:28–New Tesla attack 20:36–China discovers new unknown mineral on the moon 32:25–Apple raises battery costs  33:19–A “hard bundle” of Disney+ and Hulu 34:19–John Deere invests  36:15–Apple warned by US lawmakers 37:50–Elon Musk’s 3rd attempt  39:18–iOS 16 39:26–watchOS 9 39:41–Samsung passed Huawei 39:54–Google reportedly won’t make another Pixelbook 07:18–SpaceX and its “grossly unfair” rejection Uber and Nuro 40:32–Starbucks Odyssey  41:52–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:

18:34–YouTube and education 18:55–Google Fi 19:13–Comcast to roll out new multi-gig speeds 20:11–Lowe’s and Instacart 21:09–Google’s October 6th event 21:22–Brazil bans sales of iPhones 22:28–Disney+ Day 23:17–Electric America 24:40–Rivian and Mercedes  13:49–No one at Facebook knows where your data is kept 26:14–Ford will update BlueCruise 27:08–All electric Chevorlet Equinox SUV 16:24–Artemis 1 launch attempt in late September 28:21–Huawei offers satellite SOS in China 13:06–Judge slams Tusk for withholding text messages 29:58–Astronauts’ blood shows startling DNA mutations 31:37–Two “super-Earth planets discovered 32:41–SharkBot malware reappears in the Google Play Store 32:51–QE II’s death sparks Twitter outages in the US 33:32–Ads are coming to Netflix soon Tim Cook revealed the real reason Apple won’t fix the green bubbles 34:41–The best SSDs available now 36:28–Google will soon offer an easy way to share files 36:57–Amazon CEO says the company will slow the hiring rate 38:07–Uber and Lyft ditch the mask requirement 38:36–Uber and Nuro 39:22–USPS’s new stamp 40:49–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:

17:36–Samsung Calendar vs. Google Calendar vs. Outlook 18:19–Windows 11 allegedly getting an update 14:40–TikTok is “high risk.” 19:46–NASA spends $50 million Visible is ending Party Pay 21:12–Lyft launches “Robotaxis.” 22:59–Zoom patches critical vulnerability  22:28–Netflix’s ad-supported plan 12:27–Old laptop hard drives allegedly crash 23:13–FTC sued 15:36–A Chinese company accused of ripping off Apple designs 25:50–Lego’s new motorized lighthouse ISS spacewalk interrupted  26:47–A “cannibal” solar ejection 27:47–Cameo Live 29:05–Google Search updates 30:24–Acura shows off a Precision EV 31:21–Google blocks third-record-breaking DDoS attack 10:07–Streaming viewership surpasses cable 32:48–HBO Max is offering a 30% discount 34:03–Dozens of Facebook contractors lost their jobs 34:52–Elon Musk complained about his tax bill 36:52–Nintendo is actively investigating face harassment and discrimination  38:22–TikTok launches “Election Center.” 39:08–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:

20:48–TikTok adds an AI image generator 21:30–Porsche inks deal 14:19–NASA Artemis 22:10–Ring Doorbell TV show 22:56–Apple will pay $30.5 million 17:04–California to consider keeping a nuclear plant 23:52–Apple is allegedly  threatening to fire an employee 25:00–Bumble is experimenting  25:48–$4,000 for a used electric car 27:32–Signal’s data breached 27:51–YouTube may launch a channel store 28:19–Tesla’s Shanghai factory made its millionth car 28:57–Facebook Marketplace and DoorDash  29:39–Samsung’s 55-inch Odyssey Ark 31:04–US CHIPS Act 32:02–More data centers coming to Ireland 33:15–Uber Eats now delivers office and school supplies  33:50–Android 13 33:52–HBO and HBO Max are reportedly laying off workers 34:51–Russia previews its post-ISS space station 10:50–CIA accused of “illegally spied” on Americans 36:03–Sony launches “forgery-proof” feature 36:36–Zoom fixes security flaw 37:19–Walmart partners with Paramount+ 15:15–Samsung heir pardoned  38:02–Virgin Orbit 38:46–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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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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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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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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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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Facebook considering allowing 5 profiles per account #1612

July 14, 2022

Facebook considers each user to have up to 5 profiles per account. It has never made sense why I could not have a Geek News Central profile and a New Media Show profile. It just makes so much more sense to keep things separated. Let's hope they move forward with this. Also, I want to encourage you to support the show in the value for value model. Donate to the show or become a sustaining insider if you find the content valuable.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Voyager Mystery #1605

June 13, 2022

Voyager 1 has data issues 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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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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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, has your employer ordered you back to the office, or have they adopted a permanent remote work policy?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 … Continue reading Hacking a Decommissioned TV Satellite #1595 →

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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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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. Subscribe to the Newsletter. Join the Chat @ GeekNews.Chat Email Todd or follow him … Continue reading Webb Telescope Health Update #1593 →

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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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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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