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Implant Invasion? #1214 - Geek News Central

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:14:44 +0000

So what if your workplace offered up an implant that would get you into your computer and check out at lunch. Ready for the Implant Invasion? Lots to share tonight on a late starting show. My New Personal YouTube Channel Geek News Central Facebook Page. Download the Audio Show File Show Notes: Implant Invasion? UK … Continue reading Implant Invasion? #1214

Implant Invasion? #1214


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Microsoft Paint is Here to Stay! - Geek News Central

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:51:51 +0000

Microsoft released a list of “features that are removed or deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.” The one that seems to be getting the most attention is a little program called Microsoft Paint, which Microsoft was intending to deprecate. The “Removed” designation means that the product has been removed from the current release of … Continue reading Microsoft Paint is Here to Stay!

Microsoft Paint is Here to Stay!




Swedish Man Builds Whimsical Flying Machine - Geek News Central

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:36:55 +0000

Who hasn’t dreamed of building their very own flying machine? Imagine being able to climb aboard a ship you put together with your own two hands and then piloting that contraption into the deep blue yonder, looking for adventure! I’m not sure if that was exactly the inspiration for Swedish engineer Axel Borg when he … Continue reading Swedish Man Builds Whimsical Flying Machine

Swedish Man Builds Whimsical Flying Machine




Japan Operating First-Ever Space Drone - Geek News Central

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:47:47 +0000

If you’re like me, you were probably hoping that the first news about a Japanese space robot would come complete with footage of a giant humanoid mecha that shoots laser beams from its eyes. Unfortunately, that day hasn’t yet arrived. But the first stepping stone to an intergalactic robot army might just be here in … Continue reading Japan Operating First-Ever Space Drone

Japan Operating First-Ever Space Drone




Google Now to Be Replaced with Google ‘News Feed’ on Some Platforms - Geek News Central

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:17:46 +0000

There’s nothing more confusing than trying to unpack a new(ish?) Google feature about so-called “news feeds,” as over the years Google has provided products with names like: Google News, Google Now, Google Plus, and Google Reader. But this next tweak to Google’s system doesn’t have much (if anything) to do with those services. In an … Continue reading Google Now to Be Replaced with Google ‘News Feed’ on Some Platforms

Google Now to Be Replaced with Google ‘News Feed’ on Some Platforms




Legendary Pokémon GO Bonus Unlocked at Pokémon GO Fest - Geek News Central

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 01:49:00 +0000

The Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago is over. Players at the event, and around the world, worked together and have successfully unlocked in-game bonuses for the entire Pokémon GO community. As a result, the following rewards will last through Monday, July 24, at 5:00 PM PDT: Double Stardust Double Candy Double XP Increased Pokémon encounters Reduced … Continue reading Legendary Pokémon GO Bonus Unlocked at Pokémon GO Fest

Legendary Pokémon GO Bonus Unlocked at Pokémon GO Fest




Hooked by iClever Bluetooth Headphones - Geek News Central

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:07:03 +0000

With the new BTH20, iClever‘s improved both the fit and audio quality for its next generation of Bluetooth wireless earphones. These headphones are a good match for my ears and the soft silicon rubber hooks keep them in place during the most vigorous exercise, so I like them. Let’s take a look a closer look and … Continue reading Hooked by iClever Bluetooth Headphones

Hooked by iClever Bluetooth Headphones




Hyper Loop & Elon Musk #1213 - Geek News Central

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:39:15 +0000

If Elon Musk has his way the Hyper Loop will be shooting us between big cities at 700 miles per hour. Where can I sign up just to beat the Honolulu traffic I just need to move. Great line up of topics on today’s show. My New Personal YouTube Channel Geek News Central Facebook Page. … Continue reading Hyper Loop & Elon Musk #1213

Hyper Loop & Elon Musk #1213


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Blizzard Celebrates Necromancer’s First Season with a Giveaway - Geek News Central

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 02:34:15 +0000

Blizzard Entertainment has created a giveaway as a way of celebrating the Necromancer’s first Season. Someone will win everything they need to start from scratch with the brand new Necromancer class – and more! When Diablo III first launched, it came with 5 different classes (each of which could be played as male or female … Continue reading Blizzard Celebrates Necromancer’s First Season with a Giveaway

Blizzard Celebrates Necromancer’s First Season with a Giveaway




StarCraft War Chest Supports StarCraft II eSports - Geek News Central

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:17:28 +0000

Blizzard is starting a limited-time offer that is designed to generate interest in StarCraft – and to financially support StarCraft II eSports. StarCraft War Chest has three phases that will unlock on separate dates. Phase I unlocks on July 19, 2017. Phase II unlocks on August 16, 2017. Phase III unlocks on September 23, 2017. … Continue reading StarCraft War Chest Supports StarCraft II eSports

StarCraft War Chest Supports StarCraft II eSports




OxyLED T35 LED Desk Lamp Review - Geek News Central

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 22:19:53 +0000

The OxyLED T35 Desk Lamp is a small silver grey LED desk light powered by USB. It’s a neat idea given the availability of USB ports and reduces the need for mains power sockets, which are always in short supply. Let’s take look and see if the T35 can replace my Anglepoise. The T35 has … Continue reading OxyLED T35 LED Desk Lamp Review

OxyLED T35 LED Desk Lamp Review




Sitpack 2 Gets Shorty - Geek News Central

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:12:25 +0000

Continuing their mission to make waiting a little more comfortable, Sitpack have announced version two of their portable compact seat. At first glance, the new model looks exactly like the old one but there are two important improvements which will be covered shortly. I reviewed the original Sitpack back in May and as most of … Continue reading Sitpack 2 Gets Shorty

Sitpack 2 Gets Shorty




Amazon Meals #1212 - Geek News Central

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:40:00 +0000

Amazon is out to rule the world and they will be targeting our stomachs next with home delivery of meals that just need a little prep. I get you caught up on what has been happening including my trip to the east coast. My New Personal YouTube Channel Geek News Central Facebook Page. Download the … Continue reading Amazon Meals #1212

Amazon Meals #1212


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Braille Manuals Now Available for Many Apple Products - Geek News Central

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:45:37 +0000

Apple popularized the “it just works” slogan many years ago, when it was promoting its Macintosh computer line as the easy-to-use solution compared to Windows PCs. Apple has internalized the “it just works” concept to the point where its products are shipped with skimpy manuals that contain little more than a brief overview and basic … Continue reading Braille Manuals Now Available for Many Apple Products

Braille Manuals Now Available for Many Apple Products




Apple Previews New Emoji Coming Later this Year - Geek News Central

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 02:34:49 +0000

World Emoji Day is celebrated on July 17. Apple celebrated by sharing some of its new emoji that will be coming to iOS, macOS, and watchOS later this year. In addition, the App Store highlighted apps that create or do fun things with emoji, and iTunes Movies featured emoji in place of select movie titles. … Continue reading Apple Previews New Emoji Coming Later this Year

Apple Previews New Emoji Coming Later this Year




Pokémon GO Fest – Play Worldwide Together - Geek News Central

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 05:33:24 +0000

Niantic released some additional information about the Pokémon GO Fest that will take place in Chicago, Illinois. It turns out that Pokémon GO Trainers everywhere can participate in a global challenge with Trainers who are at the Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago. You can help them unlock special rewards worldwide. The Pokémon GO Fest in … Continue reading Pokémon GO Fest – Play Worldwide Together

Pokémon GO Fest – Play Worldwide Together




All-Girls Robotic Team from Afghanistan Granted Entry to U.S. - Geek News Central

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 02:22:21 +0000

FIRST Global organizes a yearly international robotics challenge to ignite a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) among more than two-billion youths across the world. The all-girls team from Afghanistan has now been granted entry to the United States after the team’s initial visa applications were denied. The FIRST Global Challenge is an … Continue reading All-Girls Robotic Team from Afghanistan Granted Entry to U.S.

All-Girls Robotic Team from Afghanistan Granted Entry to U.S.




Spooler Turns Twitter Threads into Blog Posts - Geek News Central

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:12:58 +0000

Spooler was created by Darius Kazemi. (@tinysubversions). He makes all kinds of interesting stuff, and you can find links to it all at Tiny Subversions. Spooler turns Twitter threads into blog posts. It is currently in early beta, and, as such, Darius Kazemi says “expect bugs”. I decided to give Spooler a try because I … Continue reading Spooler Turns Twitter Threads into Blog Posts

Spooler Turns Twitter Threads into Blog Posts




Activision Blizzard Announced Sale of Overwatch League Teams - Geek News Central

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 07:55:43 +0000

Activision Blizzard has announced the sale of the first Overwatch League teams for major global cities to seven entrepreneurs and leaders from traditional sports and esports. The Overwatch League is the first major global esports league with city-based teams. The new team owners include: Robert Kraft, Chairman and CEO of the Kraft Group and the … Continue reading Activision Blizzard Announced Sale of Overwatch League Teams

Activision Blizzard Announced Sale of Overwatch League Teams




Seven People Trump Blocked on Twitter are Suing Him - Geek News Central

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 22:50:36 +0000

Seven people have filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump after he blocked them from seeing or interacting with his Twitter account. Trump blocked these Twitter users from seeing or interacting with his @realDonaldTrump account – not the @POTUS account. This case presents a unique situation and it will be interesting to see what the … Continue reading Seven People Trump Blocked on Twitter are Suing Him

Seven People Trump Blocked on Twitter are Suing Him




SoundCloud in Trouble #1211 - Geek News Central

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 07:37:17 +0000

With the layoff of 40% of its workforce, SoundCloud is in real trouble and you can almost see the folks bailing out. Lots of rumors about a team that is out of control with no vision. There are literally several thousand podcasters that are facing an extinction level event. I’ll be out next week if … Continue reading SoundCloud in Trouble #1211

SoundCloud in Trouble #1211


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Pikachu is Wearing Ash’s Hat in Pokémon GO - Geek News Central

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 01:14:43 +0000

Niantic is officially celebrating the one year birthday of Pokémon Go. According to Niantic, players caught over 125 billion Pokémon since the game was launched. While many players are focusing on the Raid Battles, or the upcoming Pokémon events that will take place in several countries as the year goes on, Niantic quietly added something … Continue reading Pikachu is Wearing Ash’s Hat in Pokémon GO

Pikachu is Wearing Ash’s Hat in Pokémon GO




Macate Genio Coming To UK - Geek News Central

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 08:00:35 +0000

US multinational Macate are coming to the UK with the intention of launching their secure smartphone here later in the year. Setting up in Kensington, London, the Genio smartphone is a mid-range Android device with an emphasis on security. The bare specs are a 5″ HD screen driven by a 1.3 GHz quad core processor … Continue reading Macate Genio Coming To UK

Macate Genio Coming To UK




Photobucket is Charging a Subscription Fee - Geek News Central

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 02:23:23 +0000

You might have noticed that some of the photos people have posted on social media are “broken”. Meaning, of course, that what is supposed to be a photo looks like a blank space or a question mark icon. The reason for this is because of a recent change made by Photobucket. On June 26, 2017, … Continue reading Photobucket is Charging a Subscription Fee

Photobucket is Charging a Subscription Fee




Windows 10 Combats Ransomware #1210 - Geek News Central

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 07:12:17 +0000

The latest update allows Windows 10 to Combat Ransomware in a pretty significant way. Microsoft is doing everything in their power to battle this ongoing issue with Ransomware threat that is taking companies out on a weekly basis. For those companies that do not update their software on a regular basis maybe this will be … Continue reading Windows 10 Combats Ransomware #1210

Windows 10 Combats Ransomware #1210


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iBeani Tablet Stand - Geek News Central

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:04:48 +0000

iBeani is a small bean bag promoted as a tablet stand for iPads and other tablets….but it’s so much more. Tablet stand, book holder, doll recliner – if you want to rest something so you can see it better, iBeani’s your gadget of choice. Best of all, it doesn’t need batteries and doesn’t look out … Continue reading iBeani Tablet Stand

iBeani Tablet Stand




Taking the Tech Away #1209 - Geek News Central

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:11:44 +0000

Have you taken the tech away? My older college kids pissed me off really since I have been back. So I implemented some measures some would consider cruel and unusual punishment. Listen in, I’m guaranteed to give many of you a smile and for the younger listeners send a chill down their spine. My New … Continue reading Taking the Tech Away #1209

Taking the Tech Away #1209


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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