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By Todd Cochrane
Facebook VIP List with no Posting Restrictions #1553
September 14, 2021
Facebook VIP is a list of 5.8 million people that do not have to follow community standard guidelines and can almost get away with anything up to a point. It shows there are the have’s and the have no
Microsoft Delays Office Open #1552
September 10, 2021
Microsoft has delayed opening its office due to Delta and I am sure this is happening in a lot of places. No video today as your host messed up. But it’s good to be back and I have a little unorthodox
Your driver license on an iPhone #1551
September 03, 2021
Kirk here for Todd while he is away on travel for this Thursday’s episode. Apple made the announcement that if you live in the US, you can have your state ID or driver license stored on your iPhone, w
China is being tough on children #1550
August 31, 2021
Hi everyone, Kirk here filling in for Todd while he is away on business travel, he will be back a week from this Thursday, September 9th. It’s great to be back in the guest host chair for this week!.
Was it an Alien? #1549
August 27, 2021
Did Russians see an Alien spacecraft entering the atmosphere or was it something less sinister burning up. No one knows but the images are pretty interesting. Ok folk Kirk takes over for two episodes
Covid 19 Vaccine Data Leaked #1548
August 24, 2021
Covid 19 Vaccine data has been leaked on 38 million individuals along with a whole host of PII. Nothing is sacred and you can blame Microsoft and those that use the services that were open for anyone
Amazon Building Shopping Centers? #1547
August 20, 2021
Amazon has decided that they want in the shopping center business after them and Walmart knocked out almost every small retail business in America. What say you? Become an Insider today to get access
Power’s Out! #1546
August 17, 2021
I am in the middle of the longest power outage I have experienced in many years. Going on six days without power while we have a generator it’s been interesting how you have to manage power resources.
Apple Betrays Trust of it’s Users! #1545
August 10, 2021
Apple has decided to go backward in end-to-end encryption by deploying image and message scanning in an attempt to detect naughty pictures sent by minors and to catch predators and those that exploit
Time to learn Code #1544
July 30, 2021
16 sites to learn code and give yourself another opportunity to learn a new skill that may come in handy at your day job and or start a new career. You do not have to have a college degree anymore to
Does Amazon have access to your Home or Business? #1543
July 27, 2021
It appears that Amazon may have access to millions of homes, apartment buildings, and businesses by giving property owners as little as $100 in gift cards and free gear to allow Amazon drivers direct
Health Misinformation on Section 230 Bill #1542
July 23, 2021
The Senate is introducing what it is touting as the Health Mis-Information Exemption on Section 230 that will hold companies responsible for only putting out or allowing what the government deems to b
Facebook is not Killing People #1541
July 20, 2021
President Biden has reversed course and said that Facebook is not killing people as he earlier suggested over the weekend. Meanwhile, the surgeon general has double-downed on his finger pointing at so
Whitehouse becomes Internet Censor #1540
July 16, 2021
The Whitehouse has decided that it wants to be the new Internet Censor and tell Facebook and News organizations what they consider misinformation. They want those organizations to teach their reporter
SpaceX Newest Drone Ship #1539
July 13, 2021
Elon Musk went and built himself a new self-propelled drone ship!
Woz Supports Right to Repair #1538
July 09, 2021
Steve Wozniak supports the right to repair movement and comments that Apple would not be where it is today without that very ability in the early days of Apple’s existence. You and I know that there h
Aeronautics pioneer Wally Funk to join Jeff Bezos on first crewed Blue Origin flight #1537
July 02, 2021
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Amazon Fires Flex Workers by Computer #1536
June 29, 2021
Amazon is firing Flex workers by computer and the company is perfectly ok with that even if it makes mistakes. There is a long line of people wanting flex jobs and so long as they have applicants they
Amazon Dumps Millions of Products Annually! #1535
June 22, 2021
So Amazon has been caught in an investigative piece in the UK of dumping literally millions of new and barely used items in landfills, while they claim it’s a recycling center the company doing the investigative work says it was a landfill?
Five Bills to Break Up Big Tech #1534
June 15, 2021
There are five bills in work to essentially dismantle much of the power that big tech has today in an attempt to level the playing field but in all honesty, the measures do not go very far and have little chance of becoming law.
Ford F-150 Lightning 100,000 Pre-Orders #1533
June 11, 2021
The most sold pickup truck in the world the Ford F-150 electric version Lightning has had 100,000 pre-orders since its announcement. In comparison, Tesla had 250k orders in almost the same time for its cybertruck.
Jeff Bezos to be an Astronaut #1532
June 08, 2021
Jeff Bezos is going to risk life and limb and strap himself into a rocket and go on a joyride to space to earn his Astronaut wings. Stepping down as CEO as of July 5th will allow him the opportunity to travel to space with 5 others including his brothe...
Amazon Industrial Athlete #1531
June 04, 2021
Have you ever heard of an Industrial Athlete? Well, that is what Amazon is referring to its employees in a leaked pamphlet that seriously attempts to make Amazon warehouse workers think they are training for some competition that happens daily.
Google Data Caps on June 1st #1530
May 25, 2021
Google data caps are coming on June 1st make sure you are prepared and get a Google One account if needed. Lots of updates from my Hawaii trip.. I will be back in the Michigan studio a week from Monday. But being that is labor day there may be no show ...
Robinhood makes IPO shares available. #1529
May 21, 2021
Robinhood the trading app is going to make available IPO shares to common investors. This is a very big deal up to this point IPO shares have been reserved for the rich or famous and those banks and investment firms in favor.
Cyber Security Attacks on the Rise #1528
May 18, 2021
66% of Cyber Security Officers in companies globally know their companies will come under cyber attack in the next year. Considering what the United States has gone through with the pipeline hack it’s pretty scary all things considering that it could b...
Homeland Security Monitoring Social Media #1527
May 11, 2021
Homeland Security is monitoring social media to detect plans of domestic terrorism. Why this is news is a surprise to me as we have been under constant surveillance since 9-11. If people are naive enough to think that what you post publicly has not bee...
SpaceX Starship 15 Lands #1526
May 07, 2021
SpaceX has had some big wins Crew 1 home from ISS safely. Another launch of Starlink satellites and most impressively the landing of starship 15 without exploding. This is a major win for SpaceX and if they can rinse and repeat this feat over the comin...
SpaceX Approved for 3 Test Flights #1525
April 30, 2021
SpaceX has been approved for an additional 3 test flights by the FAA for its Boca Chica flight facility. This is a big deal in that they got all three approved at once. We will see if SpaceX can land one upright.
Do you own Media Purchased at Apple? #1524
April 27, 2021
Do you really own media you buy at Apple or is it more like long-term rental with them having the option to recall or remove the rental from your media library? That is a question being asked in a lawsuit that has been filed after several individuals h...
Tesla AutoPilot under Serious Scrutiny #1523
April 23, 2021
Tesla AutoPilot is under serious scrutiny after 2 people were killed when the driver was in the passenger seat. Consumer Reports has reported how they got a Tesla to drive around a test track with no one in the driver’s seat.
Ingenuity Flys on Mars #1522
April 20, 2021
Ingenuity Helicopter has its first successful flight on Mars while the flight only lasted 30 seconds this is a huge accomplishment by the NASA and JPL team to pull this off. We will see now how further they can push the envelope in the amount of time i...
Big Tech is Fine with Corporate Tax Hikes #1521
April 16, 2021
Big tech thinks corporate tax hikes of 7% are acceptable when they barely pay and federal taxes, to begin with, is quite obtuse of them. When they start paying their fair share. Small companies like mine take the brunt of corporate tax increases it rea...
Facebook Labeled by Apple as Peeping Tom #1520
April 13, 2021
Apple has labeled Facebook as a Peeping tom upping the war between them and explaining you do not need to accept Facebook tracking and spying on you. So please say no to track when you get IOS 14.5 this is your chance to stop the madness.
100 Billion in EV Rebates #1519
April 09, 2021
The 2.25 Trillion stimulus package being promoted by the White House contains 100 billion dollars for EV rebates. So if you were thinking about an Electric Vehicle I think I would delay in going picking one up before seeing what kind of free cash from ...
Mars Helicopter Survives #1518
April 06, 2021
Mars Ingenuity rover’s Helicopter has survived its first nite on Mars paving the way for test and potential hover flight on April 11th this is all good news as NASA is hitting all its milestones so far with this program.
Big Tech killed Arizona App Legislation #1517
April 02, 2021
Big Tech primarily Google hired nearly all the lobbyist in Arizona to pressure the legislature to not vote on a bill that would have caused both Apple and Google to lose revenue in that app developers would have been able to use third party payment pro...
Unlock Everything with your Phone #1516
March 26, 2021
In the very near future, you will be able to unlock nearly anything with your phone. You may even be able to have your Passport and or Drivers license embedded in your phone. We will see how the adoption of that goes as people are very wary that it wil...
On New Iron #1515
March 23, 2021
Amiss the publishing of the last show the server that GNC resides on fell over sideways and crashed harder than an airplane with no fuel. It went totally down and I was quite lucky that Angelo Mandato was still awake as he came to the site’s rescue and...
Facebook will read your Brain waves #1514
March 19, 2021
Facebook is working on a new device that will read your brain waves in order to power a device that will let you type like a keyboard without having a keyboard or control lights and devices with hand gestures tied to eye wear and a wearable arm band.
Google Incognito Lawsuit to Advance #1513
March 16, 2021
Googles 5 Billion dollars incognito lawsuit is being allowed to advance. This is after Google has worked hard to get it dismissed but it has enough legs to proceed and obviously Google is not happy. So we will see where this one goes.
SpaceX Expands Starlink Options #1512
March 09, 2021
SpaceX as I predicted will be expanding its options for its Starlink ground stations by putting them on big trucks, airplanes, RV’s, and a whole host of moving objects. Become an Insider today to get access to this very private,
Verizon Says Turn off 5g to Save Battery! #1511
March 02, 2021
Verizon in a now-deleted tweet is telling customers to turn off 5g in order to save on battery life of their mobile phones. With the added 5g chipsets reducing space in phones compounding the issue as they now on average smaller batteries the 5g utiliz...
Streamer earns $3000 while Sleeping #1510
February 26, 2021
A celebrity in Taiwan started her live stream and went to sleep for 5 hours. This then resulted in over 11,000 people watching the stream of her sleeping and then donating $3000 dollars to the streamer. I need that gig.
Perseverance Landing Video Incredible #1509
February 23, 2021
Perseverance landing video released by NASA is truly remarkable. I was blown away by the clarity it was like a front-row seat. While short it demonstrates how fast and how accurate things have to be to land safely.
Starlink Global Impact #1507
February 12, 2021
Starlink Global Impact is going to be so profound that it will spur innovation beyond America. I feel Elon Musk and the Starlink team will have a major positive global impact and change the way people get information and do business.
Section 230 is 25! #1506
February 09, 2021
Section 230 of the Digitally Millenium Copyright Act is 25 today and businesses like mine would not have been able to survive without it. While section 230 reform is going to likely happen we will need to wait and see what Congress does in way of refor...
Is Google a Bigger Gatekeeper? #1505
February 02, 2021
Google appears to be trying to give consumers more information about a website before you visit it, in qualifying the content it provides based on Wikipedia information about specific sites. Being I am not a fan of Wikipedia as it is still individuals’...
Robinhood App Stealing from the Poor #1504
January 29, 2021
RobinHood the Trading app today in my opinion effectively stole from the poor, when it prevented its users to make legal trades on the stock market and in my opinion should be heavily punished by its userbase.
5G Gear in Your Front Yard #1503
January 26, 2021
It may not be too long before you find 5G Gear as big a freezer finds it’s way into your front yard to power all of the 5G Antennas in your neighborhood. This is what residents are finding in Houston. The freezer sized boxes are ugly and have often bee...