Geek News Central Podcast

Geek News Central Podcast

Twice weekly Technology News show covering the Tech Space. With Segments on Science, Mobile, Digital TV, FAA, FCC, Cyber Security, Gadgets and Tech Politics.

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May 12, 2022 32 min

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 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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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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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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April 11, 2022 48 min

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 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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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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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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March 17, 2022 36 min

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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March 14, 2022 40 min

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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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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The US Space Force has announced that they will start patrolling as far out as 220,000 miles from the earth using a new satellite that is being proposed to be built. I guess they will be looking for objects that should not be out there. Pretty hard to hide in this part of space but it is what it is.

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Ukraine is leading all major tech news as companies react and try to shutdown misinformation along with trying to support the government as Elon Musk did by turning on Internet Access and shipping in ground terminals for the government to get online. Subscribe to the Newsletter. Join the Chat @ GeekNews.Chat Email Todd or follow … Continue reading Ukraine is Leading all Tech News #1589 →

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February 25, 2022 52 min

Coinbase reported some major earning numbers today blowing out analyst estimates. If you look at all of these crypto apps they are simply cleaning up. I find it quite remarkable. But it’s always the middlemen that are getting rich over the risk others place on their money. Subscribe to the Newsletter. Join the Chat @ … Continue reading Coinbase Reports Big Earning Numbers #1588 →

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February 22, 2022 30 min

Wordle which was recently purchased by the New York Times has not revised the game very much but according to reports has stuffed it with ad tracking software that tracks what you do when you leave the website. Nothing free is ever free. Aka you are the product and what you do online is very valuable.

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SpaceX wants to be able to do a Space Walk by sometime near the end of 2022 to coincide with the first manned starship mission. This to me seems very energetic being that SpaceX does not even have a qualified spacewalking spacesuit ready yet. Time will tell but it will be very exciting to watch. … Continue reading SpaceX to do Spacewalk by end of 2022? #1586 →

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Apple Airtags have been used in a number of inappropriate ways to track people. While they are incredibly useful in keeping track of gear some folks want to keep track of people with them. While most of the time illegal to do so and each airtag is able to be tracked back to the owner sometimes finding the airtag has been difficult. Apple wants to fix that and will be releasing software to make them easier to find.

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Will Meta Pull Facebook and Instagram from the EU seems that's what Meta is threatening in an SEC filing. They do not want to observe EU data transfer rules by moving EU user data back to the United States. Don't let any of this fool you they are not going to leave the EU but they are pissed that the privacy rules are not letting them target as effectively.

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Will you buy your next car online or at the dealer according to a new survey some 41% will buy their next new car online versus walking the car lot? Obviously, with car shortages, there are not a lot of vehicles to even look at on the lot thus forcing people to buy online only. … Continue reading Will you buy your next car online or at the dealer #1583 →

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January 28, 2022 49 min

Do you have the first version of the Wyze Camera? Well if you do it may be time to replace it due to some unspecified security concerns. Wyze is canceling the camera on February 1st. I have two of the older models that I will replace. Better to be on the safe side and use them where I have no concerns about hacks.

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