Geek News Central Podcast (Video)

Video Feed of Geek News Central featuring Tech, Science & New Media from a Pioneer in Podcasting

By Todd Cochrane


SpaceX Completes Manned Flight #1464

August 04, 2020

Congratulations to SpaceX for completing the first manned mission and first splashdown in 50 years. This is an incredible accomplishment and now we can look forward to SpaceX being in the human lift business for some time.


Verizon LTE Home Internet #1463

July 30, 2020

Looks like Verizon is finally going to start introducing a Home Internet plan that is supposedly unlimited. We will have to read the fine print for $40/$60 price range with 25mbps down. We will see. The service is in a limited release area at this time...


Twitter Admin Spying on You? #1462

July 28, 2020

If you are someone important a Twitter admin may be spying on you. Meanwhile, the real spies may release “some” UFO reports which will likely be super redacted. But the Pentagon appears to be ready to reveal what they describe as swamp gas and over-ima...


TikTok Under Scrutiny #1461

July 14, 2020

TikTok is under more scrutiny with warnings from the RNC and DNC about staff usage of the app. They say do not use the App on any phone doing campaign work. Make sure that any TikTok usage is on a private device, not a campaign device.


Frontier Misled Consumers #1460

July 10, 2020

Frontier has been ordered to pay a $900,000 fine for misleading consumers. Meanwhile, T-Mobile is launching its home network solution for $49.99 offering connectivity up to 50mbps down. This gives folks hope stuck on slow internet in rural America.


Florida Bans DNA Data from Insurance Companies #1459

July 07, 2020

Florida residents are protected from insurance companies looking at your DNA test results unless you give them permission as part of a new law that was approved today. This is a win for Florida residents and is something that should be adopted by all s...


YouTube TV Jacks up Streaming Price #1458

July 03, 2020

YouTube TV has raised the prices by a whopping 30% taking the price to really insane levels as TV companies work to get their pound of flesh out of all of us. So is it time to cut the digital cord. I start adding up all the services and it will may be ...


Amazon Pays out $500 Million #1457

June 30, 2020

Amazon is paying out $500 million to those at Amazon most at risk for Covid. This is after they dropped the $2.00 hour extra in wages in June. Second show with the shorter show intro. So far feels pretty good and lets me get into the show faster.


Moon Toilet Contest #1456

June 26, 2020

Win $35,000 by designing the new Moon Toilet. NASA is having a contest for design ideas for a new lunar toilet. The 1/6 gravity is potentially a bigger issue than a microgravity toilet. It seems strange to me but they need some help.


Apple WWDC Announcements #1455

June 23, 2020

Apple WWDC dominated the news today on everything Apple that is being announced with the big move to their ARM processor brings up memories of when they switched to Intel chips and was the time I got my first Macbook Pro.


7 in 10 Americans Reject Contact Tracing #1454

June 16, 2020

Contact tracing is proving to be a hot topic by those 55 and over with a majority of Americans reject the idea of being traced. Meanwhile, a new initiative is proving to be unpopular with at least one of my former listeners.


Wishlist and Volunteers #1453

June 09, 2020

Starting a new initiative today on the show and have started a wishlist linked below. If you would like to help the show out with gear and or supplies I have a wishlist started on amazon and you can check out.


Apple Tracking Looters #1452

June 05, 2020

Apple is reportedly tracking looters that broke into a Philadelphia Apple store and stole phones and other merchandise. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail and law and order can resume. SpaceX is back in the news again with another successful launch.


Congrats to SpaceX #1451

June 02, 2020

Big congrats to SpaceX for a successful launch of Demo 2 in getting America back in the manned space lift business. It was a spectacular launch and then rendezvous with the Internation Space Station. Great job on capturing the flag and handily beating ...


Section 230 #1450

May 29, 2020

Tonight I break down Section 230 of the CDA which I am sure half the planet is going crazy over today as they have no clue what it is, how it has let the Internet grow, and why Twitter may have really screwed up regardless of what you think of the pres...


Winners and Losers and who’s picking them! #1449

May 22, 2020

Well several things to talk about tonight is the ongoing picking of winners and losers. I also share a bit of news I have not yet made public but thought to do so in light of everything that is going on. I hope your all well and enjoy the memorial day ...


Massive Employment Fraud Underway #1448

May 19, 2020

Certain states are seeing massive employment fraud with millions of dollars being stolen giving the FBI a lot of work to do to chase down those involved. Often leading to those that have been talked into letting them use bank accounts of those in roman...


The Spying Continues #1447

May 15, 2020

Congress has failed to curve and of the spying as it relates to any foreign and intelligence that is collected against American citizens. They talk a big game but as soon as the public is not looking they continue on with the status quo.


Elon Musk says take me to Jail #1446

May 12, 2020

Elon Musk is going to open his factories against the Alameda County health official and told employees willing to report to work. If Walmart can be open why cannot other businesses be open within reason is what I say.


Community Guidelines Pissing you Off? #1445

May 08, 2020

Are Community Guidelines Pissing You off? Well, they are pissing a lot of people off and I say tough. I have a few choice words tonight and I will say the show is going to get a bit unbridled for a while. Also,


Don’t Believe Everything on TV #1444

May 05, 2020

If you have not realized it by now. 95% of what you watch on mainstream TV news today is all about a political agenda. I encourage each of you to get out there and research some news from other countries instead of feeding your brain with the politiciz...


Time to be Brutally Honest #1443

May 01, 2020

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to get brutally honest. Some of these measures need to end. I cannot even impair the amount of damage this is happening to families and businesses across this country I hear their please every single day as business owne...


Covid-19 App Tracking Launches #1442

April 28, 2020

Covid-19 App tracking is starting in many countries and appears to be embraced in Australia. The next thing they will be doing is injecting tracking microchips into us. Based on the non-response from this audience it appears you are ok with being track...


Apple and Google Covid-19 App #1441

April 24, 2020

Apple and Google are almost ready with their Covid-19 tracking app that continues to spur a lot of privacy concern discussions and even EU leaders are asking hard questions. As we end week 6 of the lockdown keep the faith and I will be back with you ne...


Facebook Censors Protest #1440

April 21, 2020

Facebook is censoring event planning for protest becoming an extension of the governor’s arms in trying to squelch protest over restrictions surrounding covid-19. I have warned for years that it’s their platform and they will do what they will as they ...


Tesla Delivers 1156 Ventilators #1439

April 17, 2020

Telsa today announced they had shipped 1156 ventilators to hospitals around the country. This is the American spirit we love and we will see more companies delivering much need medical gear and supplies to health care workers around the country.


Supreme Court to go Virtual #1438

April 14, 2020

Do you want to listen to Supreme Court arguments? Well, you’re going to get your chance and the court is going all virtual the first week of May in what will be unprecedented where they will hear arguments remotely.


Surveillance with Privacy? #1437

April 10, 2020

Can we have surveillance and still maintain the privacy we as citizens are afforded today that is the question we have to ask our selves as it appears that we are about to have some form of surveillance place upon us from Covid-19.


Is Facebook Providing Location Data to the Government #1436

April 07, 2020

Is Facebook Providing Location Data to the Government this is the question we have to ask in the times we live in? An absolute epic show with a listener call in at the end of the show that you’re going to want to listen to.


Marlboro and Juul under FTC Investigation #1435

April 03, 2020

Lots of vapers will cheer seeing that Marlboro and Jull are under investigation for the anti-competitive practices the did. I will continue the live call in for the next couple of shows if you want to participate you should have Skype installed and be ...


Your Calls #1434

March 31, 2020

As a reminder, you can participate in the show at the conclusion of the podcast. You will kinda laugh tonight as I had a guest muted for about 2 minutes. But we discuss the challenges of working from home. Join me live at 7:30 pm Eastern on Thursday.


Live Call in For Upcoming Shows #1433

March 27, 2020

On the next show, I will have an open call in following the regular recording of the show and may invite some folks that will participate in the recording of the podcast. We live in weird times so I thought it would be fun to mix things up a little bit...


Shelter in Place has been Ordered #1432

March 24, 2020

In 3 hours from this post, the State of Michigan has issued a Shelter in Place along with a number of provisions of which you are allowed to travel and or be at a place of employment. Being the New Media Studio is a News Outlet as well as a media broad...


What Happens when you run out of Toilet Paper #1431

March 20, 2020

Ok, I have a life-saving tip during the show today on what to do when you run out of toilet paper. Plus a smattering of other topics that will entertain and inform. I also discuss my timeline on when the country goes into lock-down an observation I mad...


Lock Down Tech News #1430

March 17, 2020

Lock Down Tech News and Todd’s soapbox time on the Chinese and what they are up to and the culpability they have in trying to hide the CoronaVirus. I dig in and we also have a little fun on this show with a lot of interaction of the live audience.


Studio Bound #1429

March 13, 2020

Oh, how does 72 hours make a difference in one’s schedule? New plans I am Studio Bound for a minimum of two weeks and we will see how it goes from there CoronaVirus is really disrupting lives. More on that during the show and lots to share on what is h...


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.