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By Todd Cochrane


Landlord throws out 58 Million in BitCoin #1426

February 25, 2020

Imagine your sitting in Jail and your Landlord clears out your apartment and throws away a piece of paper with bitcoin worth 58 million on it. Yepp it really happened. Hey folks next shows from our Columbus office and then down to Tampa.


Amazon shakes up Shipping #1425

February 18, 2020

Amazon is shaking up its shipping operation again by canceling contracts with shippers who underperformed and or did not meet service expectations putting 1200 drivers out of work. I think some of them that were canceled delivers to my house the most l...


SpaceX Manned Flight #1424

February 11, 2020

SpaceX is expected to have it first manned launch in May of 2020. This is exciting news as we will be one step closer from being out from under the nose of the Russians in getting astronauts to the ISS. This will be a monumental achievement.


SpaceX One Million Dollar Launch Fee #1423

February 07, 2020

One million dollars and SpaceX will launch 440 kilograms into space. This is down 1 million dollars and now can be all scheduled online and of course, they take American Express. Lot’s of great news stories today that you will want to tune into the sho...


Google Revenue #1422

February 04, 2020

Google Revenue and profits are up but they missed expectations and the stock is down 3%. Funny how missing revenue by a few million over billions of dollars makes the stock market stupid. I’m back in the Coldwater studio and will be for 2 more shows be...


Sonos Yields on Bricking #1420

January 24, 2020

Sonos Yields on Bricking devices after the Sonos owners community screamed bloody murder. It’s nice to see that they realized they made a bad decision and will work to bridge new and old devices. Instead of forcing folks to upgrade and then bricking th...


Are we the Aliens #1419

January 21, 2020

Are we the Aliens a new study is saying that UFO sightings today could very well be time traveling humans from the future. Well if they are I need some stock advice. Good to be back in the New Media Productions Studio designed by


Do you Publicly Criticize your Employer? #1416

January 03, 2020

Have you ever publicly criticized your employer? Well, some people are surprised they have received HR letters for doing so and it is coming as a big shock. Well, some folks live in an alternate universe. I am off to CES on Saturday.


Wyze Server Hacked 2.4 Million Records Exposed #1415

December 31, 2019

We wrap up 2019 with another hack Wyze the inexpensive surveillance camera company was hacked and even worse may show some health data being sent to China. This is the last show for 2019 and I wish everyone a safe New Year.


Huawei Financial Tax Breaks Equal 75 Billion #1414

December 27, 2019

You want to know how Huawei is able to undercut everyone in the telecommunications space. Well with 75 Billion in tax incentives and a cash infusion from the Chinese government it is no wonder. As you have already determined I am not a big fan of Huawe...


TikTok and ToTok Spy Apps? #1413

December 24, 2019

TikTok and ToTok are under serious review are they spy apps?. The Navy and Army have banned TikTok from all government smart phones and ToTok has been removed from the Google and Apple app stores as apparently they where spy apps for the UAE.


Amazon Hates Fedex #1411

December 17, 2019

Bit of a silent war going on at the moment. It is pretty obvious that Amazon is trying to hurt FedEx as they have told all their third-party sellers that they cannot use FedEx Ground or Home delivery as it is to slow.


Chinese Facial Recognition Goes Global #1408

December 03, 2019

Chinese facial recognition standards which really are not standards but more like policies for the world are being pushed at the UN by Chinese companies as one could expect that is not going over well with privacy advocates.


President Obama on Tech #1406

November 22, 2019

President Obama weighed in on how technology is causing issues in the country today and I have a tendency to agree with him to an extent. In my dialogue tonight I encourage you to take a tech break on Thanksgiving if you can.


Valentines Day Text Later Delivery #1404

November 08, 2019

Seems a bunch of people received there valentines day text today, in what can only be described as something very strange. It was not limited to iPhones or Androids or carrier. The messages just seemed to get unstuck from some location.


Student Innovation Blows me Away #1403

November 05, 2019

A Middle School Student Innovation in car accident prevention has blown me away and I would suspect we could see what the student has designed in a car of the future. Lots happening here with my moving to my new place over the weekend.


Halloween Geek Creed #1402

November 01, 2019

I kick off the show giving a round of applause to the most awesome Halloween costume. Some parent earned some serious greek creed. Anyway back in the Michigan studio for the next couple of weeks. Moving into the loft could start as early as tomorrow so...


Calling the Predator Companies out! #1401

October 29, 2019

Calling Predator companies out on the new things they are doing to collect more info from us and lock us into their platforms increasing dependency. I am personally about sick of it. Plus some bad news for iPhone 5 owners that use the device to keep bi...


GNC #1399 I’m Back

October 18, 2019

GNC #1399 I’m Back. I must apologize but it has been an eventful two weeks that I talk about during the show. Nothing like an upper respiratory infection and a 104F fever to keep me away from the mic. But I am back and while I missed my 15-year celebra...


Amazon Sidewalk #1397

September 27, 2019

Back in the studio for a very busy four days of content creation. First up is the New Media Show on Saturday, followed by the Podcast Awards on Sunday, Then two presentations for the International Podcast day on Monday. Then travel again on Tuesday.


TikTok & Chinese Censorship #1395

September 17, 2019

TikTok a Bejing based company appears to be censoring videos of Hong Kong protest. This should come as no surprise to anyone. This popular app is used by millions and I am sure the Chines Communist government has explicit instructions to the company th...


SpaceX Internet Available Sooner #1394

September 13, 2019

SpaceX is thinking they can roll out their Internet service faster based on a new Sat deployment strategy. In my opinion it cannot come soon enough. Tonight was a total stream failed. Somehow was not able to maintain connection with the streaming provi...


Instagram & Facebook Photos not Private #1393

September 10, 2019

A big security issue has been found on Instagram and Facebook. Where your shared private images and videos can be easily shared by someone copying the HTML link to the media. The web is secure but the links to the media are not.


Dialing it In #1392

September 05, 2019

Dialing in the studio is going to take some time but it is a work in progress amongst everything else going on. A special Wednesday show for you as I head to Atlantic City for the Mid Atlantic Podcast Conference.


Live from the New Studio #1391

August 27, 2019

Live from the New Studio, this is really a trial run as the Audio, Cameras, Lighting has not been fully dialed in. So looking for feedback on today’s show. I have a lot of work to do yet to get it where it needs to be.


Last Live Show in Hawaii #1368

May 17, 2019

Last Live show here in Hawaii, which as you would expect was full of issues of the stream going down. Never fails when you want to have fun things go sideways. Well anyway it will be fun calling the cable company and downgrading the speed tomorrow.


Amazon Pays you to Quit Your Job to Drive for Them! #1367

May 14, 2019

Amazon wants its employees to quit, give them a three months severance package and $10k in cash to start a business that would have the prior employee drive for them. Quite incredible if you think about it.


FCC Denies China Mobile from Operating in the US #1366

May 10, 2019

The FCC has rightfully denied China Mobile USA from operating in the United States in what I feel is absolutely the right decision. We are down to two more live shows in the studio. Still fighting a massive head cold here folks so I hope I am on the ot...


Amazon’s Treatment of Pregnant Women #1365

May 07, 2019

In a shocking article, Amazon’s Treatment of Pregnant Women in their fulfillment centers appears to be rife with issues discriminating firings. This continues to put Amazon in a bad light considering they are already considered abusers of there workfor...


Free Music Battle #1362

April 19, 2019

Free music battle heats up with the race to the bottom with free music offerings from both YouTube Music and Amazon. Great for consumers but it appears that the ad model that radio uses may actually now work in the digital divide which is exciting in i...


Final Hawaii Shows #1361

April 16, 2019

We are fast approaching the Final Hawaii shows with my upcoming travel we will have less than 5 shows left here that will be video in nature. While audio only shows will continue to the end it’s really crazy to know that I am that close to busting down...


Android TV Testing Invasive Advertising #1358

April 05, 2019

Android TV is testing invasive advertising, imagine you just spend $2000 on a Sony connected TV and you turn it on and the home screen is full of content advertising that is being pushed by Google as a way monetize the $2000 TV you just purchased.


Swatter gets 20 Years #1357

April 02, 2019

Swatter gets 20 years for calling in a swatting on a individual who lost his life in the incident. The two co-conspirators trials start shortly. This should be a wake-up call to anyone who is considering playing a hoax on someone. Personally,


Family DNA Privacy at Risk #1356

March 29, 2019

Family DNA Privacy is at risk with pleas from commercial DNA collection groups wanting you to give them free rein over your DNA to allow it to be shared with law enforcement. One could be responsible for a family member getting locked up or worse yet y...


Apple News Day #1355

March 26, 2019

Apple News dominated the tech sector today, it seems everyone has figured out to not even try to make any announcements when Apple is having a big event. We had to dig to get you a full stack of news today.


T-Mobile Home Internet #1354

March 22, 2019

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 cabl...


YouTube & Facebook Battle Video Takedowns #1353

March 19, 2019

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 pr...


Facebook Had and Outage and No one Cared #1352

March 15, 2019

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 locati...


It’s Show Time #1351

March 12, 2019

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.


SpaceX Biggest Launch to Date #1350

March 01, 2019

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 Saturd...


Facebook Moderator Trauma #1349

February 26, 2019

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.


Reverse Digital Search Warrants #1348

February 22, 2019

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.


Facebook Responds #1336

December 21, 2018

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.


Amazon to stop shipping CRaP #1335

December 18, 2018

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.


Texting Tax in California #1334

December 14, 2018

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.


Huawei CFO under Arrest #1333

December 11, 2018

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 gamesma...


WordPress 5.0 Armagedon #1332

December 07, 2018

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.


Tumblr to Clean up the Porn #1331

December 04, 2018

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 there statement,


A Cat Destroyed my Son’s MacBook Pro #1328

November 20, 2018

Yes, A cat destroyed my Son’s MacBook Pro. You are simply not going to believe this story a curious cat and a series of incredible events caused the utter destruction of my Son’s MacBook Pro which Apple is predicting will cost $700 to repair.


Are Kids GPS Watches Being Tracked? #1327

November 16, 2018

Are Kids GPS Watches being tracked? If a report from The Register proves to be true I think I would smash my Kids GPS tracking watch into a million pieces but that’s just me and I know already that the majority of us are being tracked by equally bad fo...