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Last Build Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:40:40 +0000

 



GNC #1150 Tesla Hacked - Geek News Central

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:40:40 +0000

Still on the hunt for a Assistant for the show and various other tasks, if your interested let me know. I also discuss some of my planning for CES and my possible needs for a couple of bodies to help out. Lot’s to talk about in the show today.. Plenty of cool tech for everyone … Continue reading GNC #1150 Tesla Hacked


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International Podcast Day – September 30th - Geek News Central

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:52:44 +0000

This coming Friday Sept 30th is International Podcast Day. Todd and the Blubrry team will be participating during the event catch them on Friday for their sessions. 10am PST- Blubrry – From Branding To Promotion 8pm PST – Todd Cochrane – Podcast Audience Engagement and Metrics that Matter 11pm PST Todd Cochrane – Closing Hour with Steve … Continue reading International Podcast Day – September 30th



GNC #1149 Google Secrets - Geek News Central

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:18:14 +0000

Ok it is time to hire an assistant. If you have 3-4 hours a week let me know your interested in the position. Primarily logistics and some show preparation assistance. Absolutely jam packed show tonight where we share some Google Secrets. Download the Audio Show File Show Notes: Google 1. Google 2. Google 3. Sharks … Continue reading GNC #1149 Google Secrets


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Roku Revamps Range with Express, Premiere and Ultra - Geek News Central

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:16:38 +0000

Roku have announced an almost total revamp of their streaming player range with new products filling five of the six slots in their line-up. The new models are the Roku Express, Express+, Premiere, Premiere+ and Ultra, with only the recently updated (April) Roku Streaming Stick keeping its place. The new entry level, the Roku Express, costs … Continue reading Roku Revamps Range with Express, Premiere and Ultra



GNC #1148 Yahoo Hacked Big Time! - Geek News Central

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:03:59 +0000

Well Yahoo was hacked “two” years ago to the tune of 500 Million accounts. Why has it been two years since the hack happened and we are only finding out now. Download the Audio Show File Show Notes: Yahoo Hack. Verizon in Pickle. MI6 Recruiting. Airbnb Raises Cash. Give us your DNA. More Leaked Info. … Continue reading GNC #1148 Yahoo Hacked Big Time!


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Fitbit ChargeHR Review - Geek News Central

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:00:57 +0000

On review here is Fitbit’s ChargeHR activity tracker, one of its most popular models which provides heart rate monitoring in addition to steps taken, calories burnt and eyes shut. Designed for “active fitness”, it’s aimed at those people who take control of their fitness level rather than simply walking 10,000 steps. That’s me then. On a good … Continue reading Fitbit ChargeHR Review



Microsoft begins rolling out an update to Windows 7 and 8, removes the get Windows 10 message - Geek News Central

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:22:38 +0000

Despite seemingly endless complaints from customers, it still isn’t gone even though the free period has passed. Now the company is finally relenting and removing the nagware from both Windows 7 and 8.x. Let’s face it, you’re either already on Windows 10 or you’re sticking with version 7. people never saw much middle ground with … Continue reading Microsoft begins rolling out an update to Windows 7 and 8, removes the get Windows 10 message



Amazon Kindle (2016) Review - Geek News Central

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:58:49 +0000

Ebooks and ereaders have come a long way since I first purchased novels from Peanut Press to read on my Palm III. Neither Peanut Press or Palm are in existence today – the former eventually disappeared into Barnes and Noble, and the latter was wasted by HP – but nearly two decades on, ebooks are … Continue reading Amazon Kindle (2016) Review



iPhone lockscreen can be bypassed for $100 - Geek News Central

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:15:48 +0000

Been locked out of your iPhone? There’s a way to bypass that lock screen, but it will cost you a bit of money. It’s still going to be a lot cheaper than buying a new phone or taking the queue of the FBI, who paid $1.3 to have the phone of the San Bernardino shooter … Continue reading iPhone lockscreen can be bypassed for $100



GNC #1147 Facebook Purgatory Lifted - Geek News Central

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 01:40:29 +0000

After 80 hours of Facebook Puragtory I was granted access to my account again after I provided 5 forms of ID. Totally crazy I talk about it at length on the show today. Big thanks to anyone that may have intervened. Download the Audio Show File Show Notes: Town Looses Muni Broadband. No Pardon for … Continue reading GNC #1147 Facebook Purgatory Lifted


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InvoiceNinja Launches Native iPhone App - Geek News Central

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 19:53:27 +0000

As a freelance human, I have to track my own time when working on projects for clients. This is crucial if I want to get paid for the work I’ve done (and I definitely do want to get paid). I’ve explored a number of different systems for doing this. And while I have yet to … Continue reading InvoiceNinja Launches Native iPhone App



Locked out of Facebook - Geek News Central

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 02:52:00 +0000

So this morning I got locked out of Facebook for reasons unknown. They asked for a security check and I had to provide a Government ID! During the security check, where I provided my ID to get my account unlocked, they said my DOB did not match. I think when I set my FB account … Continue reading Locked out of Facebook



GNC #1146 Ohana Time - Geek News Central

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:27:47 +0000

Ohana No tech this show, I take sometime to share the details of Shoko’s mom passing and what has been happening here. Apologize for no tech news tonight, just did not have the heart for it. Download the Audio Show File


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Plex DVR for Capturing Over-the-Air TV Now in Beta - Geek News Central

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:03:19 +0000

The ever-versatile media-management Plex app launched a new DVR service earlier this month. Plex DVR works with any standard HDTV antenna and the SiliconDust HDHR series of digital recorders to create a true DVR experience on your favorite screen. Just use the Plex app to tell the hardware which shows you’d like it to capture, … Continue reading Plex DVR for Capturing Over-the-Air TV Now in Beta



Did Swatch Kill The iWatch? - Geek News Central

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:37:17 +0000

In news reported by the BBC, it seems that Swatch‘s opposition to Apple‘s application for an iWatch trademark in the UK resulted Apple’s smartwatch simply being branded “Apple Watch”.  Overall, the ruling from the UK’s Intellectual Property Office upheld Swatch’s complaint that iWatch was too similar to iSwatch and Swatch, and shouldn’t be used for … Continue reading Did Swatch Kill The iWatch?



GNC #1145 OPM Utter Security Failure - Geek News Central

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:07:17 +0000

You are not going to believe how much OPM did not spend on Security. It is no wonder they where hacked, and two stupid to realize that true security does not come cheap. Plus a host of other things happening in the tech world… Rant On. Download the Audio Show File Show Notes: OPM Hacking … Continue reading GNC #1145 OPM Utter Security Failure


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LampChamp Turns A Lamp into a Charging Station - Geek News Central

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:37:46 +0000

Ölens Technology was founded by Ron Meritt and Paul McCloskey III. Their mission is to invent products that help people live better lives. They have created LampChamp, a simple tool that will make it much easier for people to charge their devices. There are a lot of people who use a smartphone and who will … Continue reading LampChamp Turns A Lamp into a Charging Station



Bulletproof Laptop Bag Doubles as a Potentially Life-Saving Shield - Geek News Central

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 03:27:17 +0000

Force Training Institute (FTI) is comprised of a diverse and highly experienced group of subject matter experts with legal, corporate, risk management, security, military, and law enforcement backgrounds. They have created a portable bulletproof shield that looks like a laptop bag. The MTS Multi-Threat Shield bag looks like an average black laptop bag, but is actually a … Continue reading Bulletproof Laptop Bag Doubles as a Potentially Life-Saving Shield



Twitter Rolls Out Read Receipts on Direct Messages - Geek News Central

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 06:21:41 +0000

Twitter is rolling out something new in its Direct Messages feature. When this feature is fully rolled out, it will enable anyone on Twitter who sends another user a Direct Message a read receipt – letting the sender know when (or if) the receiver read the DM. Do we really need this on Twitter? The … Continue reading Twitter Rolls Out Read Receipts on Direct Messages



GNC #1144 Naughty Apple - Geek News Central

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 08:50:27 +0000

I have some choice words for Naughty Apple and the iPhone 7 and their stupidity in removing the headset jack. Plus this show was almost the show that wasn’t with a very late start thus the abbreviated show notes tonight. Download the Audio Show File Show Notes: Live Long and Prosper @ 50. Binge Watch … Continue reading GNC #1144 Naughty Apple


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Super Mario Run is Coming to iOS Devices - Geek News Central

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 02:10:25 +0000

Nintendo has announced that Super Mario Run is coming to iPhone and iPad. It is the first Mario game to be released on iOS. The game will be free to download, and is scheduled for release in December of 2016. Super Mario Run is being described as “a new kind of Mario game that you … Continue reading Super Mario Run is Coming to iOS Devices



ThinkGeek has a Star Trek TNG Bluetooth ComBadge - Geek News Central

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:54:08 +0000

ThinkGeek is selling an exclusive Star Trek: The Next Generation ComBadge that is more than just a prop. This one actually has some functionality! The Star Trek Bluetooth ComBadge is an officially-licensed communicator badge. It hooks up to your phone or device via Bluetooth, and has a built-in microphone for hands free calling. Connect it to … Continue reading ThinkGeek has a Star Trek TNG Bluetooth ComBadge



The British Museum Podcast - Geek News Central

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 22:17:14 +0000

2010’s podcast series “The History of the World in 100 Objects” by the Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, is one of the highlights of the podcast genre. Produced by the BBC, each episode tells of a moment in history through a story woven around an object. At times it’s very moving, especially when … Continue reading The British Museum Podcast



Pokémon GO Plus Will Be Available Soon - Geek News Central

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 10:38:05 +0000

Niantic has posted an update on their blog that says that Nintendo and The Pokémon Company will release Pokémon GO Plus on September 16, 2016, in most countries. (It will be released in a few South American territories later this year). Pokémon GO Plus is not a new version of, or an expansion of, Pokémon … Continue reading Pokémon GO Plus Will Be Available Soon



Sony Dropping YouTube Support on Some Bravia TVs - Geek News Central

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 18:47:42 +0000

The promise of smart, connected devices is that they give us functionality beyond what a “basic box” can offer. Consumers have been adding internet-based entertainment options to TV sets for years, usually thru external devices like Chromecast, Roku, or Apple TV. In recent years, television manufacturers began adding native apps that run inside their TV … Continue reading Sony Dropping YouTube Support on Some Bravia TVs



Cygnett Reveals iPhone 7 Details - Geek News Central

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:29:45 +0000

Although we are only a few hours away from official announcements on the iPhone 7, some aftermarket suppliers are letting slip details on the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Accessories supplier Cygnett has all but confirmed that the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus designs will have no headphone jack but there’s good chance of two speakers for improved sound … Continue reading Cygnett Reveals iPhone 7 Details



Blizzard Launches WoW Legion Companion App - Geek News Central

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 03:38:40 +0000

Blizzard Entertainment has launched the WoW Legion Companion App. It is for players of World of Warcraft who have the recently released Legion expansion. The app can be downloaded for free from either the App Store or Google Play. The WoW Legion Companion App can be used by players to keep track of their progress … Continue reading Blizzard Launches WoW Legion Companion App



GNC #1143 Back in the Saddle - Geek News Central

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:37:21 +0000

Very short show tonight folks dug through to find you the news coming of a Labor Day weekened. Big thanks to Mike and Don for doing the show for me while I was in Vegas. It was nice to not have to stress getting the show out. Some stuff churning here on the personal front, … Continue reading GNC #1143 Back in the Saddle


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Choetech 33W USB-C Car Charger Review - Geek News Central

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 21:34:51 +0000

Generally USB car chargers fall into the dull but essential class of gadgets and with today’s power-hungry smartphones, they’re more essential than ever.  The market’s in a state of transition too, with new USB-C and various fast charging technologies vying for supremacy. On review here is Choetech’s 33W USB-C Car Charger (TC0002), which is a … Continue reading Choetech 33W USB-C Car Charger Review



Niantic is Adding Buddy Pokémon - Geek News Central

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 05:36:09 +0000

Niantic continues to add new features to Pokémon GO. They recently released the Pokémon Appraisal feature, which gives players some advice about each of their Pokémon. Soon, players will get to choose a Buddy Pokémon.  Niantic says that the Buddy feature is “just around the corner”. The next addition to Pokémon GO will be Buddy Pokémon. … Continue reading Niantic is Adding Buddy Pokémon