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GNC #1208 Space Corps - Geek News Central

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:32:46 +0000

Why is there a need to form a Space Corps as part of the US Air Force? Are we about to be invaded by Aliens? One could wonder what they are thinking we have NASA already. It’s great to be back in Hawaii, but I am a dealing with bad Jet Lag Get your Todd … Continue reading GNC #1208 Space Corps

GNC #1208 Space Corps


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OnePlus 5 Lands - Geek News Central

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:38:06 +0000

After months of speculation, a trickle of teasing and a bucketful of leaks, the OnePlus 5 has landed. Much as expected it’s a strong evolution of the brand, following on thematically from the 2, 3 and 3T with a 2017 design makeover. Running through the main specs, it’s  a 5.5″ full HD 1920 x 1080 AMOLED … Continue reading OnePlus 5 Lands

OnePlus 5 Lands




Raid Battles are Coming to Pokémon GO - Geek News Central

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:23:15 +0000

Niantic announced that they will be temporarily disabling all Gyms in order to enable an update that will add Raid Battles to Pokémon GO. The Raid Battle feature will be rolled out slowly over the next few weeks. It will start as a beta that will only be visible to a subset of players. Later, … Continue reading Raid Battles are Coming to Pokémon GO

Raid Battles are Coming to Pokémon GO




Kodak EKTRA Smartphone Now Available in U.S. - Geek News Central

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 05:01:59 +0000

Kodak, a company that probably makes you think of cameras, has created the Kodak EKTRA smartphone. It is a photography-focused smartphone that recently became available for purchase in the United States at the price of $399.99. The Kodak EKTRA is an open market unlocked GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) device, which means it is … Continue reading Kodak EKTRA Smartphone Now Available in U.S.

Kodak EKTRA Smartphone Now Available in U.S.




DJI Delivers Spark Mini Drone to First Wave of Customers - Geek News Central

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:10:17 +0000

DJI, the world leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, is delivering its exciting new Spark mini drone to the first wave of purchasers, with shipments arriving in stores and homes around the world. Spark is a full-featured drone that fits in almost any bag, ready to launch within seconds to shoot 12-megapixel photos … Continue reading DJI Delivers Spark Mini Drone to First Wave of Customers

DJI Delivers Spark Mini Drone to First Wave of Customers




12th Annual Podcast Awards - Geek News Central

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 14:57:46 +0000

Nominations open on July 1st for the 12th Annual Podcast Awards, as the founder of the awards I am excited to see how the event progresses this year as we have updated the website, rules from top top to bottom. With last years GoFundme campaign and registrations from last year our investment of $5000 to … Continue reading 12th Annual Podcast Awards

12th Annual Podcast Awards




GNC #1207 Bank Spying - Geek News Central

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 01:23:07 +0000

Did you know that your bank is spying on you when you surf the web? In a shocking report banks arr tracking your every move and deciding before you ever land on their sites if they are going to loan you money or not. Plus all the news of the day and a bit of … Continue reading GNC #1207 Bank Spying

GNC #1207 Bank Spying


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Samsung Introduced First HDR QLED Gaming Monitors - Geek News Central

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 06:46:06 +0000

Samsung Electronics introduced the future of gaming with their new CHG90 and CHG70 curved monitors, which feature the powerful High Dynamic Range (HDR) picture enhancement technology typically reserved for televisions. When combined with the CHG90’s ultra-wide design and the CHG70’s quantum dot composition, this HDR integration produces a realistic, detailed picture that showcases games exactly … Continue reading Samsung Introduced First HDR QLED Gaming Monitors

Samsung Introduced First HDR QLED Gaming Monitors




GNC #1206 Power Grid Concerns - Geek News Central

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 01:31:01 +0000

We all have to admin someone hacking the Power Grid would be a bad thing, after all you would not be able to get this show, keep your fridge cold or charge those devices amongst other things. So I look at a serious power grid have and cover all the news of the day. Get … Continue reading GNC #1206 Power Grid Concerns

GNC #1206 Power Grid Concerns


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Microsoft Premiers Xbox One X - Geek News Central

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 08:36:38 +0000

Microsoft Corp. has unveiled the world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X (formerly code-named “Project Scorpio”), and its largest and most diverse games lineup in E3 history. Broadcast for the first time in 4K UHD on Mixer, Xbox showcased a record 42 games in its briefing, including 22 with console exclusivity from creators large and … Continue reading Microsoft Premiers Xbox One X

Microsoft Premiers Xbox One X




Play Some of EA’s Games for Free – for a Limited Time - Geek News Central

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:42:58 +0000

Electronic Arts (EA) is offering video game players the ability to play some of EA’s games, for free, between now and June 18, 2017. They are doing this in response to the support for Play to Give, which focuses on the importance of inclusion (and raises money for charities). EA explains it this way: All of you … Continue reading Play Some of EA’s Games for Free – for a Limited Time

Play Some of EA’s Games for Free – for a Limited Time




Running of the Trolls Raised Money for The Trevor Project - Geek News Central

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 05:05:22 +0000

The third annual Running of the Trolls took place on June 10, 2017. The event takes place inside World of Warcraft. The purpose is to raise money for a good cause – The Trevor Project. It’s always awesome when people who play video games get together in an effort to help others. The Running of the … Continue reading Running of the Trolls Raised Money for The Trevor Project

Running of the Trolls Raised Money for The Trevor Project




Amazon Reduces Cost of Prime for People on EBT - Geek News Central

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 02:45:06 +0000

Amazon is offering Prime at a reduced cost for people who are receiving government assistance and who use an EBT card. Customers who qualify can get Prime benefits for $5.99 per month.  Amazon is doing this to make Prime more accessible. Customers who have an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card can qualify for the discounted … Continue reading Amazon Reduces Cost of Prime for People on EBT

Amazon Reduces Cost of Prime for People on EBT




“Be Internet Awesome” Teaches Kids Digital Safety and Citizenship - Geek News Central

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 01:32:36 +0000

Google has created curriculum that can be used by educators and parents to teach their kids how to make smart decisions online. It is called “Be Internet Awesome”, and it aims to teach children the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence. “Be Internet Awesome” focuses on five fundamentals … Continue reading “Be Internet Awesome” Teaches Kids Digital Safety and Citizenship

“Be Internet Awesome” Teaches Kids Digital Safety and Citizenship




Pokémon GO Celebrates First Anniversary - Geek News Central

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 00:38:27 +0000

Pokémon GO has announced several fun events that players can participate in. One is a limited-time event focused on specific types of Pokémon. The rest are events that will take place at specific locations around the world. The Solstice Event will begin on June 13, 2017. It is an in-game event that features both Fire-type … Continue reading Pokémon GO Celebrates First Anniversary

Pokémon GO Celebrates First Anniversary




GNC #1205 Road Show - Geek News Central

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 02:56:12 +0000

Very late recording of the show tonight folks thus no show notes, would not normally do this to you but I started the show at 10pm and have been putting in some incredibly long days. Get your Todd Cochrane Signature Edition Podcaster Pro! Limited Quantities My New Personal YouTube Channel Geek News Central Facebook Page. … Continue reading GNC #1205 Road Show

GNC #1205 Road Show


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OnePlus 5 Launches on 20 June - Geek News Central

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:34:57 +0000

Confirmed! OnePlus are launching their new flagship (killer?) on 20th June. As per usual for OnePlus, it will be an online event, though there’s no VR this time. Set your alarms for Tuesday, 20th June at 1700 BST, 1800 CEST,1900 EEST,1200 EDT. There’s more info on the OnePlus 5 launch page. Looks like there are going … Continue reading OnePlus 5 Launches on 20 June

OnePlus 5 Launches on 20 June




GNC #1204 Apple WWDC News - Geek News Central

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:56:36 +0000

Big news day coming out of the Apple WWDC conference. I cover all the highlights and give you my expert analysis. Quick on the road show so strap in it comes fast and furious. Get your Todd Cochrane Signature Edition Podcaster Pro below. Get your Todd Cochrane Signature Edition Podcaster Pro! Limited Quantities My New … Continue reading GNC #1204 Apple WWDC News

GNC #1204 Apple WWDC News


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When Nature Calls - Geek News Central

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 20:57:14 +0000

It’s rare that a week goes by without a press release dropping into my mailbox extolling the virtues of a new smartphone case – it’s stronger, it’s slimmer, it’s sexier, it’s sportier. Needless to say, they rarely feature on GNC. This week, I got a release for a smelly…sorry…scented smartphone case, which was a first for me … Continue reading When Nature Calls

When Nature Calls




GNC #1203 Social Examination - Geek News Central

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:15:16 +0000

The US Gov’t will now start doing a Social Examination of some folks requesting a Visa to visit the US. They will ask for all Social media handles you have had for the past five years, cleaning up your social account may not be enough as they may be employing their own go back machine. … Continue reading GNC #1203 Social Examination

GNC #1203 Social Examination


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How Fresh is Your Air? - Geek News Central

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 06:36:44 +0000

I’m lucky enough to live in a small commuter village here in Northern Ireland. If I look out my window, I can see cows munching the grass in a neighbouring field. Many people aren’t this fortunate, and live close to major roads with higher levels of pollution. I think we’re all aware of the increase … Continue reading How Fresh is Your Air?

How Fresh is Your Air?




The Modern Economy in 50 Things - Geek News Central

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:04:53 +0000

The rapid advance of technology might seem to be the defining feature of today’s world but tech is only one piece of a complex puzzle. From lightbulbs to TV dinners, shipping containers and public key cryptography, the BBC World Service reveals Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy. The programmes are a little under 10 … Continue reading The Modern Economy in 50 Things

The Modern Economy in 50 Things




Personalised Packets for Pills - Geek News Central

Tue, 30 May 2017 23:04:15 +0000

As with much of the developed world, life expectancy in the Northern Ireland has increased considerably in the last few decades. With this growth, people are now living with long-term medical conditions. For those 60-69 years old, more than 50% of the population will have at least one medical condition. For 70-79 years old, 50% … Continue reading Personalised Packets for Pills

Personalised Packets for Pills




Giant Anglepoise Lamps - Geek News Central

Tue, 30 May 2017 20:31:18 +0000

Anglepoise lamps are great. They’re British, iconic, affordable, and give any desk a timeless, classic look. I particularly like the 1227 and its art deco appeal. Originally launched in 1935, it’s stood the test of time well. Having said, that it’s the 1228 that’s on my wishlist with the switch on the back of the … Continue reading Giant Anglepoise Lamps

Giant Anglepoise Lamps




PlayOn Cloud comes to Android - Geek News Central

Sat, 27 May 2017 19:20:46 +0000

If you aren’t familiar with PlayOn, It is a portal to over 100 streaming websites, allowing you watch multiple shows. And the Cloud acts as a DVR, allowing you to download shows and then watch, even offline. Now that Cloud capability comes to the Android platform. This includes shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, Yahoo View, ABC, … Continue reading PlayOn Cloud comes to Android

PlayOn Cloud comes to Android




Reserve Your Todd Cochrane Signature Podcaster Pro Now! - Geek News Central

Sat, 27 May 2017 01:40:27 +0000

This week marks the launch of the Podcaster Pro Indiegogo campaign. I’m sure Todd has mentioned the campaign on the show. But just in case, the Podcaster Pro is a new all-in-one audio production device designed in part by The Podfather himself, Adam Curry: The Podcaster Pro is a USB Audio device that has been over … Continue reading Reserve Your Todd Cochrane Signature Podcaster Pro Now!

Reserve Your Todd Cochrane Signature Podcaster Pro Now!




GNC #1202 Facebook Tentacles - Geek News Central

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:07:23 +0000

Took two tries to get the show out tonight. Tricaster rebooted on me five minutes into the show. So no video tonight. But I dig deep into what is being termed Facebook Tentacles. Plus the story behind the missed show on Monday. Off to Japan no show on Monday be back with you next Thursday. … Continue reading GNC #1202 Facebook Tentacles

GNC #1202 Facebook Tentacles


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OnePlus 5 Incoming… - Geek News Central

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:21:35 +0000

The OnePlus hype machine has been in full flow over the past few weeks, with a steady drip feed of news for the forthcoming OnePlus 5. It’s arguable that they’re third only to Apple and Samsung in the social noise OnePlus makes. Personally I’m a big fan, having purchased both the One and the 2, … Continue reading OnePlus 5 Incoming…

OnePlus 5 Incoming…




JAM Card Gives People Time - Geek News Central

Mon, 22 May 2017 23:23:35 +0000

It’s a fast paced world out there and you need all your faculties to keep up. Take too long, and it’s “Next please!” while you’re still standing there. Imagine how much more difficult it is if you do have a learning disability or condition such as Asperger’s and you just need a little more time. … Continue reading JAM Card Gives People Time

JAM Card Gives People Time




SolarGaps Launch on Kickstarter - Geek News Central

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:27:34 +0000

SolarGaps combine venetian blinds with solar panels to keep interiors cools and generate electricity. Easily mounted on the exterior of a property over windows, the SolarGaps smart blinds are a clever solution that’s available to all homeowners, not just those with roofs. Todd interviewed Erik from SolarGaps at CES this year and as predicted, the … Continue reading SolarGaps Launch on Kickstarter

SolarGaps Launch on Kickstarter