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Hulu Introduces Profiles - Geek News Central

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:29:54 +0000

Hulu has announced that they are beginning to roll out profiles to their more than 12 million subscribers. They have started rolling profiles out to a small subset of their viewers and will continue to roll out the feature to more viewers across more devices. After the new profiles feature is rolled out to your Hulu … Continue reading Hulu Introduces Profiles



Instagram is Adding Comment Control Features - Geek News Central

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 03:21:30 +0000

Instagram is updating its comment control features on the Instagram app. The purpose is to make Instagram a welcoming place for everyone and to keep it a positive place for self-expression. Instagram is owned by Facebook. It appears that the comments on Instagram are starting to become more like the comments on Facebook. That means that … Continue reading Instagram is Adding Comment Control Features



Devolo Extends Home Control To Humidity and Flood - Geek News Central

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:40:15 +0000

Devolo has rounded out the range of sensors in its smart home system, Home Control, with the addition of two new sensors for humidity and water (flood). Although previously announced over the summer, these devices are now available for purchase through several on-line and high street stores. The folks at Devolo were kind enough to … Continue reading Devolo Extends Home Control To Humidity and Flood



Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist Helps You Avoid “Petextrians” - Geek News Central

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:27:12 +0000

Ford points out that we live in the “Age of Petextrians”.  You might not recognize the word Petextrian, but you have seen them around. Petextrians are distracted walkers. They are the people walking around, staring at their phones (and possibly texting). Petextrians are not watching where they are going, so they risk ending up in dangerous … Continue reading Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist Helps You Avoid “Petextrians”



Starbucks is Now an Official Partner of Pokémon GO - Geek News Central

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:18:42 +0000

Shortly after Niantic announced that Sprint had become the first U.S. Partner of Pokémon GO, Niantic announced that Starbucks is now an official partner of Pokémon GO. The partnership between Starbucks and Pokémon GO includes Starbucks stores that are located within the United States. Starbucks stores that are located outside of the United States do not appear … Continue reading Starbucks is Now an Official Partner of Pokémon GO



GNC #1164 Modern Car Stealing - Geek News Central

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:07:14 +0000

Modern Car Stealing is as simple as walking up to a car pushing a button and driving away. Do you have your Garage door programmed in your car? Leave the garage to house door unlocked.. Listen in today to understand how you can get cleaned out with a click of a button. Plus a stack … Continue reading GNC #1164 Modern Car Stealing


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Pantone Color of the Year 2017 - Geek News Central

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:07:09 +0000

Returning to a single colour from last year‘s paring of Rose Quartz and Serenity, Pantone’s Color of the Year is Greenery, also known as Pantone 15-0343, a refreshing and revitalising shade, symbolic of new beginnings. Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore … Continue reading Pantone Color of the Year 2017



Fresh Squeeze by Robert McIntosh, Drone Pilot - Geek News Central

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:28:22 +0000

A friend pointed me in the direction of this video and Robert McIntosh, who clearly has some skillz when it comes to both flying drones and producing compelling footage. There’s a trick to this sequence which you’ll spot fairly easily but it’s still very impressive fun. California Dreamin’.    



Sprint Becomes First U.S. Partner of Pokémon GO - Geek News Central

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:59:08 +0000

The Pokémon GO Team at Niantic has announced that they are working with Sprint.  This collaboration makes Sprint the first U.S. Partner of Pokémon GO. Niantic and Sprint are working together to create a special Pokémon GO experience at over 10,500 Sprint locations around the United States. It is scheduled to begin on December 12, 2016. … Continue reading Sprint Becomes First U.S. Partner of Pokémon GO



Have You Been Gooliganed? - Geek News Central

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:15:53 +0000

A quick public service announcement….at the end of November security firm Check Point and Google announced that a variant of Ghost Push malware called Gooligan had infected over million Google accounts, with numbers increasing every day. The malware is present in apps typically downloaded outside of Google Play and infects devices on Android 4 (Jelly Bean and … Continue reading Have You Been Gooliganed?



Pro-Vision Trademark of Bodycam Demand Letter - Geek News Central

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:37:50 +0000

On Friday of last week, I received a certified letter in the mail from the law firm of Price Heneveld LLP representing Pro Vision Inc. on the use of the word Bodycam which Pro-Vision holds a registered trademark in reference to a single article on Geek News Central from 2015 which covered the introduction of the … Continue reading Pro-Vision Trademark of Bodycam Demand Letter



Google’s Trusted Contacts App is for Personal Safety - Geek News Central

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:14:22 +0000

Google has launched a new app called Trusted Contacts.  It is designed to help you feel safe and to give your friends and family peace of mind. Right now, the Trusted Contacts app is only available on the Play Store, and can only be used on Android. If you are an iOS user, you can … Continue reading Google’s Trusted Contacts App is for Personal Safety



GNC #1163 Tech Job Killer - Geek News Central

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:55:38 +0000

Seems a reoccurring theme lately is technology that will be another job killer I go down the rabbit hole a bit deeper tonight and cover this topic. Plus a full stack of interesting tech news and infomation. My New Personal YouTube Channel Download the Audio Show File Show Notes: Amazon Convenience Store. No Big Internet … Continue reading GNC #1163 Tech Job Killer


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Todd’s New YouTube Channel - Geek News Central

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:49:29 +0000

Many of you have been following me for many years with my Podcast. As I have announced on my show and on Social Media, I have been experimenting with a new personal YouTube channel that I am posting exclusive content on. It’s not going to be a daily Vlog but a periodic look at things behind … Continue reading Todd’s New YouTube Channel



BEDDI – Intelligent Alarm Clock - Geek News Central

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:55:36 +0000

For the past couple of weeks I have been sleeping with my first new alarm clock in 30 years (not kidding), and the experience has been refreshing. The folks over at wittidesign sent over their BEDDI – Intelligent Alarm Clock for me to review. This is not your normal alarm clock this is one of the … Continue reading BEDDI – Intelligent Alarm Clock



Touché Brings Touch Bar to Any Mac - Geek News Central

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:27:37 +0000

Much has been said about the new Touch Bar feature on the latest version of Apple’s flagship laptop, the MacBook Pro. Some see Touch Bar as a cool new feature, with unlimited potential for different uses. Others look at Touch Bar as a gimmicky afterthought. Just a new shiny thing in a parade of new … Continue reading Touché Brings Touch Bar to Any Mac



Toughest Mudder Race Sets Live Streaming Video Viewership Record - Geek News Central

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 04:28:49 +0000

The World’s Toughest Mudder is a race that tests the limits of its competitors athletic abilities. The race takes place over 24 hours. It challenges teams, as well as individual male and female contestants, to complete as many five-mile obstacle course laps as possible. The World’s Toughest Mudder crowns champions in all of these categories. The … Continue reading Toughest Mudder Race Sets Live Streaming Video Viewership Record



TIME’s 100 Most Influential Images - Geek News Central

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:22:48 +0000

As it’s still early Advent, it’s not quite that period between Christmas and New Year where “The Best of 2016” features grace the front page of every media outlet. Still, that hasn’t stopped TIME announcing its 100 Most Influential Images of All Time. Fortunately, TIME has done a much better job than most and this … Continue reading TIME’s 100 Most Influential Images



Enhanced Security Measures Continue for CES 2017 - Geek News Central

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:15:32 +0000

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), owner and producer of CES, has announced that it will continue to implement advanced security measures at the upcoming CES 2017 to maximize the safety of all attendees. The security measures are designed to provide a safe and secure environment while ensuring attendees have an efficient and productive experience. CTA is … Continue reading Enhanced Security Measures Continue for CES 2017



Link AKC Named CES Best of Innovation Award Honoree - Geek News Central

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 09:39:37 +0000

Link AKC is the company dedicated to improving the bond between dog and owner to make dog ownership easier. It has announced that its smart dog collar has been named a CES 2017 Best of Innovation Awards Honoree in the Wearable Technologies Category. The Link AKC team is a group of dog lovers, tech experts and designers who … Continue reading Link AKC Named CES Best of Innovation Award Honoree



Securifi Named as CES 2017 Innovations Award Honoree - Geek News Central

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:18:31 +0000

Securifi, a leading provider of devices in the connected home space, announced that it has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree for its latest product, Almond 3 Smart Home Wi-Fi System. Securifi has been redefining next generation consumer routers since 2012. After changing the Wi-Fi game with Almond – the world’s first easy to … Continue reading Securifi Named as CES 2017 Innovations Award Honoree



GNC #1162 Robot Invasion - Geek News Central

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:06:59 +0000

Glad to be back in the saddle and I get you caught up on what is happening here and in the tech space. I also do a deep dive on the what happens when Robots Invade and the impact that is going to have on service jobs. Plus regular industry.. Can you be outsourced by … Continue reading GNC #1162 Robot Invasion


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Devolo dLAN 550+ WiFi Mini Review - Geek News Central

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:57:52 +0000

Back in June I reviewed the Devolo dLAN 550 WiFi Starter Kit and this time round, I’m looking at the “plus” version of the same kit. What makes it a 550+? Simply that the WiFi adaptor is now bigger and has a power socket pass thru. Let’s take a mini look… As the Starter Kit is broadly … Continue reading Devolo dLAN 550+ WiFi Mini Review



GNC #1161 Giving Thanks - Geek News Central

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:55:19 +0000

I take a little time tonight to talk to the Ohana to express my thanks and reflect on the show.. Be careful on your trips to family and have a great Thanksgiving. I will be back with you next Monday with the next show. Tonight’s show is packed with tech news and information. My New … Continue reading GNC #1161 Giving Thanks


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Apple: The Thrill Is Gone - Geek News Central

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 03:47:34 +0000

Back around 2006 when Apple switched the Mac to Intel processors, Apple started to gain my attention, and several thousands of my dollars. The Mac was not only a more secure computing alternative, but it also offered fun. Apple computers of about 2006 to 2011 were just plain fun devices. Sure, Macs were always more … Continue reading Apple: The Thrill Is Gone



iClever Wireless Speaker Review - Geek News Central

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 23:11:27 +0000

Designing out the headphone jack on the iPhone was a brave move by Apple but the price of both Bluetooth headphones and speakers have fallen to the level of an impulse buy. Consequently the change isn’t quite as costly as it would have been a few years ago. Naturally audiophiles may disagree on audio quality … Continue reading iClever Wireless Speaker Review



Belkin Named as CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree - Geek News Central

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 03:05:19 +0000

Belkin, market leader in mobile accessories, announced that it has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree in two categories: Portable Media Players & Accessories and Portable Power. The two products are Belkin’s Powerhouse Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone and Belkin’s Valet Charger Power Pack. Belkin’s Powerhouse Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone … Continue reading Belkin Named as CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree



Targus Mobile ViP Backpack Named CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree - Geek News Central

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 02:07:09 +0000

Targus, a leader in the mobile computing accessories category, announced that its Mobile ViP Backpack was named a CES 2017 Innovation Award Nominee in the Computer Accessories category. The award-winning backpack will be displayed at the CES Innovation Awards Showcase. The Mobile ViP features Targus’ innovative SafePort Sling protection system, its patented checkpoint-friendly design that helps users … Continue reading Targus Mobile ViP Backpack Named CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree



MSI’s VR One and Stealth Pro Recognized as CES 2017 Innovation Honorees - Geek News Central

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 01:15:50 +0000

MSI, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, received the distinction of International CES 2017 Innovation Honoree for its ultra-powerful and mobile VR-ready GS63VR Stealth Pro gaming laptop; and the world’s thinnest and lightest VR backpack PC, the VR One. Recognized under “Tech For a Better World”, and “Gaming” categories, MSI’s VR One backpack … Continue reading MSI’s VR One and Stealth Pro Recognized as CES 2017 Innovation Honorees



Blink Wins Second Consecutive CES Innovation Awards Honoree Recognition - Geek News Central

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:35:33 +0000

Blink, the ultra-affordable, truly wire-free and battery-powered home security and HD video monitoring system, announced that it has been named as a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree. The brand won recognition for its Blink 2.0 system, marking the second consecutive CES Innovation Award victory for the brand within the Smart Home category. Unveiled earlier this fall, Blink … Continue reading Blink Wins Second Consecutive CES Innovation Awards Honoree Recognition