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Last Build Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:43:10 +0000

 



Facebook Introduced Live Location in Messenger - Geek News Central

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:43:10 +0000

Facebook has introduced a new way to share your location in Messenger. The new Live Location feature makes it simple and seamless for you to choose to share where you are in the real world with your friends and family. This is rolling out globally and is available on both iOS and Android. In a blog … Continue reading Facebook Introduced Live Location in Messenger

Facebook Introduced Live Location in Messenger




GNC #1188 Artificial Intelligence - Geek News Central

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:19:24 +0000

Artificial Intelligence has the opportunity to make us extinct if we are not careful. I look at how Elon Musk is in one hand scared of the technology and on the other investing and starting a company, who’s sole focus will to make all of us Hybrids so we can keep up with sentient artificial … Continue reading GNC #1188 Artificial Intelligence

GNC #1188 Artificial Intelligence


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Runways of the Future May Be Circular - Geek News Central

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:36:36 +0000

Since the earliest days of powered aviation, runways have had a simple, consistent design: A long, straight path, usually made of concrete or asphalt (or sometimes nothing more than a dirt strip or open field). It seems logical enough, as aircraft need a certain amount of clearance to land or takeoff. Thousands of airports have … Continue reading Runways of the Future May Be Circular

Runways of the Future May Be Circular




All of Your New Twitter Friends are Probably Bots - Geek News Central

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:33:38 +0000

Social media is becoming less useful by the day. Nowhere is this more evident than on Twitter. The so-called microblogging service may still serve as an of-the-moment cultural barometer. But what good is that barometer if the gauge it’s built on is fundamentally broken? Twitter’s ability to give us nearly realtime data on trending topics … Continue reading All of Your New Twitter Friends are Probably Bots

All of Your New Twitter Friends are Probably Bots




Google Announces Changes to Hangouts, Gmail, and Google+ - Geek News Central

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:59:19 +0000

Google announced some changes they are making to Hangouts, Gmail, and Google+. They talked about these upcoming changes at Google Cloud Next. One of the changes involves fully transitioning Google Talk to Hangouts. Google Talk was launched in 2005 as a simple chat experience between Gmail users. In 2013, Google replaced Google Talk with Hangouts – … Continue reading Google Announces Changes to Hangouts, Gmail, and Google+

Google Announces Changes to Hangouts, Gmail, and Google+




Blizzard Announced StarCraft: Remastered - Geek News Central

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:47:29 +0000

Blizzard announced something that should evoke plenty of nostalgia for those of us who remember playing StarCraft against our friends at LAN parties back in the day – StarCraft: Remastered.  It is an upgrade of the original StarCraft game and its award winning expansion, StarCraft: Brood War. This could inspire those who stopped playing StarCraft … Continue reading Blizzard Announced StarCraft: Remastered

Blizzard Announced StarCraft: Remastered




Pokémon GO Water Festival is in Progress - Geek News Central

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:06:12 +0000

Niantic announced that the Global Water Festival is happening now in Pokémon GO. It began on March 22, 2017, and will end on March 29, 2017. In celebration of the Global Water Festival, Niantic is allowing players to get a free Magikarp Hat for their avatar. During the Global Water Festival players will be more likely to … Continue reading Pokémon GO Water Festival is in Progress

Pokémon GO Water Festival is in Progress




GNC #1187 Apple Hacked? - Geek News Central

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:52:45 +0000

Was Apple Hacked? That is the question a lot of people are asking especially when fingers are being pointed at third parties. The question I would like to ask is what third parties have access to my AppleID? I thought Apple controlled the entire food chain. How does a third party get access to my … Continue reading GNC #1187 Apple Hacked?

GNC #1187 Apple Hacked?


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Audeara Headphones Adapt To You - Geek News Central

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:47:32 +0000

It doesn’t look like this project needs the publicity given they’ve blown through their AU$100,000 target on Kickstarter but the Audeara headphones have a fairly unique selling point: they give you a hearing test and then adjust sounds levels across the frequency range to compensate for your personal physiology and hearing loss. That’s clever. Designed … Continue reading Audeara Headphones Adapt To You

Audeara Headphones Adapt To You




Optoma ML750ST LED Projector Review - Geek News Central

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:56:53 +0000

Here on my desk I have an Optoma ML750ST LED projector. It’s a small short throw personal projector just 113 x 123 x 57 mm which makes it about the same size of a stack of CDs. Despite the diminutive form factor, the ML750 still comes with a good complement of ports and a couple of … Continue reading Optoma ML750ST LED Projector Review

Optoma ML750ST LED Projector Review




GNC #1186 Fake Data - Geek News Central

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:12:07 +0000

First, it was Fake News now it’s Fake Data and the implications are quite sobering if your think about the potential to ruin just about anything that has a data set behind it. Farmers, Bankers, Industrial the list goes on with groups that make decisions based on massive data sets. All it take is a … Continue reading GNC #1186 Fake Data

GNC #1186 Fake Data


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Cleveland Comic-Con 2017 - Geek News Central

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:47:39 +0000

Wizard World’s Cleveland Comic-Con kicked off its third annual show this past weekend, with a pretty good crowd. Fans gathered at the Huntington Convention Center in downtown Cleveland to get their fill of comics, art, toys and several celebs. Famous faces included: Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk), Gene Simmons (Kiss), Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Millie Bobby Brown … Continue reading Cleveland Comic-Con 2017

Cleveland Comic-Con 2017




Devolo GigaGate Delivers Speed for Gaming and 4K - Geek News Central

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:39:04 +0000

Here’s the problem….your broadband connection comes into the front of the house and your games room is at the back of the house. The free wifi router from the telco is rubbish and struggles with Netflix, never mind playing online gaming with the PS4. And the Bluray player needs a cabled connection. What are you … Continue reading Devolo GigaGate Delivers Speed for Gaming and 4K

Devolo GigaGate Delivers Speed for Gaming and 4K




Philips Brings Candles to Hue - Geek News Central

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:06:13 +0000

In news that will delight Hue and smart home owners everywhere, Philips has announced Hue Candle bulbs in two variants, one in white ambiance and the other white and colour ambiance. Philips say that the new shape means Hue bulbs can be installed in over 80% of lights commonly used round the world. The new … Continue reading Philips Brings Candles to Hue

Philips Brings Candles to Hue




GNC #1185 Truck Drivers are Endangered Species! - Geek News Central

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:21:30 +0000

Truck Drivers listening to this show will be compelled to tell me I am wrong. But mark my words in 10 years, the trucking business is going to be transformed. If my livelihood depended on trucking I would be looking to be in the business of providing the last 20 mile services that are going … Continue reading GNC #1185 Truck Drivers are Endangered Species!

GNC #1185 Truck Drivers are Endangered Species!


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Reset With No Restore for Nexus 9 Refresh Success - Geek News Central

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:05:10 +0000

My Nexus 9 tablet has been a stalwart companion since replacing my Nexus 10 back in late 2014. It’s still a good Android tablet, though it was never a great tablet, and it’s accompanied me around the world on my trips for both business and leisure. Recently, performance began to suffer with all too regular … Continue reading Reset With No Restore for Nexus 9 Refresh Success

Reset With No Restore for Nexus 9 Refresh Success




GNC #1184 Is Google Home Stupid? - Geek News Central

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:53:24 +0000

I discuss in greater detail tonight about the caution of trusting Google Home, and what appears to be some cleanup occurring by Google to reduce the number of false news sites. Plus a whole stack of news. Was hoping to do a play by play of a SpaceX launch but they had to scrub due to … Continue reading GNC #1184 Is Google Home Stupid?

GNC #1184 Is Google Home Stupid?


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GNC #1183 Alien Light Flashes - Geek News Central

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 07:43:45 +0000

Are alien light flashes powering alien starships? That is the hypothesis of some scientist who are trying to figure out what these brilliant lite flashes are. Plus all the tech news you can handle today from a 100% wiped out host. My New Personal YouTube Channel Geek News Central Facebook Page. Download the Audio Show … Continue reading GNC #1183 Alien Light Flashes

GNC #1183 Alien Light Flashes


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Nominate Someone for MIT’s Disobedience Award - Geek News Central

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 02:36:59 +0000

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has created a unique opportunity. They created the first-ever MIT Media Lab Disobedience award.  The winner will receive a cash prize of $250,000 – with no strings attached. The award will go to a person or group engaged in what MIT believes is “an extraordinary example of disobedience for … Continue reading Nominate Someone for MIT’s Disobedience Award

Nominate Someone for MIT’s Disobedience Award




Dubleup Credit Card Power Bank - Geek News Central

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:40:15 +0000

There’s a saying in photography that the best camera is the one that you have with you, and it’s a similar story when it comes to power packs for smartphones and tablets. The best battery pack is the one you have with you, and to make sure that you do have it with you, here’s the … Continue reading Dubleup Credit Card Power Bank

Dubleup Credit Card Power Bank




Blizzard Wants Overwatch Players to Stop Farming EXP While AFK - Geek News Central

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:34:12 +0000

Blizzard has enacted the first of a series of measures designed to dissuade Overwatch players from gaining experience (EXP) while they are away from their computer’s keyboard (AFK). This problem is happening in Custom Games, and Blizzard has enacted the first of their escalation plan in order to dissuade players from doing that. If the … Continue reading Blizzard Wants Overwatch Players to Stop Farming EXP While AFK

Blizzard Wants Overwatch Players to Stop Farming EXP While AFK




Don’t Use Your Joy-Con Near Your Aquarium - Geek News Central

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 07:05:01 +0000

An unexpected thing is happening with at least some of the Joy-Con controllers. Nintendo Switch players noticed that when the controllers are used wirelessly, they malfunction in ways that are not conducive to game play. One possible cause is that the player put the Nintendo Switch too close to their aquarium. Some people have noticed … Continue reading Don’t Use Your Joy-Con Near Your Aquarium

Don’t Use Your Joy-Con Near Your Aquarium




Blizzard Takes Action Against Real-Money Raid Clears - Geek News Central

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 03:31:23 +0000

Blizzard Entertainment does not want World of Warcraft players to require other players to give them real-world currency in exchange for assistance with a dungeon or raid. Doing so breaks the World of Warcraft Terms of Use – and Blizzard has taken action against players that were doing this. To be clear, it is perfectly … Continue reading Blizzard Takes Action Against Real-Money Raid Clears

Blizzard Takes Action Against Real-Money Raid Clears




GNC #1182 Russian Extortion - Geek News Central

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 08:20:00 +0000

It appears that there is a lot of Russian Extortion happening to liberal leaning organizations. This should be a lesson for all of us to remember that your email could be hacked at any moment and your entire email archive be on display for the whole world. Be careful folks. Lots of other tech news … Continue reading GNC #1182 Russian Extortion

GNC #1182 Russian Extortion


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Creators of Rocksmith Respond to Facebook Trolls - Geek News Central

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 08:15:14 +0000

It’s pretty much a given that if you do anything online that attracts an audience, you’ll run into internet trolls whose sole purpose is to harass you. This problem is as old as the internet itself, and it’s only gotten worse in the age of social media. There are a lot of different ways to … Continue reading Creators of Rocksmith Respond to Facebook Trolls

Creators of Rocksmith Respond to Facebook Trolls




Dropbox Pro Becomes Dropbox Plus - Geek News Central

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 07:26:53 +0000

Cloud storage and file sharing service Dropbox has become an integral tool for the freelance work I do. The service makes it incredibly easy to share large media files with clients. After using Dropbox since its early days, I finally upgraded to a Dropbox Pro account last year, as my needs began to outpace what … Continue reading Dropbox Pro Becomes Dropbox Plus

Dropbox Pro Becomes Dropbox Plus




RIP, MacSuperstore - Geek News Central

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 05:44:23 +0000

When I moved to San Luis Obispo, CA in 2005, I was concerned about the city’s lack of a nearby Apple Store. But those concerns were quickly erased when I discovered MacSuperstore, an authorized Apple reseller that had been in business since the 90’s. The store offered everything that a corporate Apple Store had to … Continue reading RIP, MacSuperstore

RIP, MacSuperstore




LEGO will Produce Women of NASA Project - Geek News Central

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 12:33:13 +0000

LEGO announced their Second 2016 Review Results. They reviewed 12 projects that each reached 10,000 supporters between May and September of 2016. One of the winners is the Women of NASA project. The Women of NASA project was created by Maia Weinstock, who is a science editor and writer, with a strong personal interest in space exploration … Continue reading LEGO will Produce Women of NASA Project

LEGO will Produce Women of NASA Project




GNC #1181 News Explosion - Geek News Central

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:59:47 +0000

Massive News Explosion today this show is packed to the gills with content. I am very happy to be back and get the Ohana all caught up on the past 7 days. I also discuss my need for an assistant and what I am looking for in that. Enjoy the show, I had a great … Continue reading GNC #1181 News Explosion

GNC #1181 News Explosion


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YouTube Introduces YouTube TV - Geek News Central

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:19:48 +0000

YouTube announced that they are bringing the best of the YouTube experience to live TV. This comes after consumers told YouTube that they want TV to be more like YouTube. YouTube TV is designed for those who want to watch what they want, when they want, how they want, and without commitments. This might be something … Continue reading YouTube Introduces YouTube TV

YouTube Introduces YouTube TV