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Last Build Date: Mon, 22 May 2017 23:23:35 +0000

 



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




GNC #1201 Wearable Glucose Meter? - Geek News Central

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:09:46 +0000

A wearable glucose meter is a big rumor coming out of Apple today if this is indeed the case the race to the top on this may be won by Apple and this could be an incredible achievement. Other companies are in the hunt for the elusive FDA approval on a wearable device. A whole … Continue reading GNC #1201 Wearable Glucose Meter?

GNC #1201 Wearable Glucose Meter?


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LIFX White Bayonet Bulb Sale - Geek News Central

Tue, 16 May 2017 15:26:43 +0000

GNC readers from the UK and Ireland may be interested in LIFX’s sale on second generation white bayonet bulbs (LIFX White 800). There’s a saving of US$7.50 per bulb so you can get four bulbs for just under US$90. Although the prices are in dollars, the bulbs ship from the Netherlands so there should be … Continue reading LIFX White Bayonet Bulb Sale

LIFX White Bayonet Bulb Sale




Wileyfox Pops Up in London - Geek News Central

Tue, 16 May 2017 13:46:42 +0000

Wileyfox have opened a pop-up store next to Old Street station, London, for the next two weeks and it’s a good opportunity to check out this British company and their smartphones. Sitting in the “reasonably priced with decent specs” camp, the Swift 2 starts at GB£159 with their higher end Swift 2X at £219. The … Continue reading Wileyfox Pops Up in London

Wileyfox Pops Up in London




GNC #1200 Wow - Geek News Central

Tue, 16 May 2017 08:12:21 +0000

Wow, 1200 episodes that would make anyone tired to think about it. Enjoy today’s show folks not a lot of memory lane but I am often reminded how humbling it is to have you all part of my audience and the journey we have taken together. My New Personal YouTube Channel Geek News Central Facebook … Continue reading GNC #1200 Wow

GNC #1200 Wow


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HBO Dropping Shows from Amazon Video Streaming - Geek News Central

Sat, 13 May 2017 19:50:16 +0000

If there’s one trend that’s become a focal point in the age of digital video streaming it’s exclusivity. This has become very apparent in the way established services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video have treated their original shows. Want to watch a show like Orange Is The New Black or The Man In … Continue reading HBO Dropping Shows from Amazon Video Streaming

HBO Dropping Shows from Amazon Video Streaming




MailChimp Announces Free Marketing Automation for Everyone - Geek News Central

Sat, 13 May 2017 18:49:55 +0000

The internet provides a plethora of communications options. Along with e-mail, there’s an ever-expanding array of social media channels that businesses can use to keep in touch with both new and established customers. It can be a real challenge for most businesses (especially the smaller ones) to keep up with. Mailing list and marketing services … Continue reading MailChimp Announces Free Marketing Automation for Everyone

MailChimp Announces Free Marketing Automation for Everyone




DreamHost Partners With Jetpack for DreamPress Offering - Geek News Central

Sat, 13 May 2017 18:23:53 +0000

Website hosting provider DreamHost offers a wide range of services to meet its customers’ needs. One of those offerings is called DreamPress, DreamHost’s fully managed service for users running WordPress-based websites. While it’s possible to run a WordPress site on DreamHost’s shared and VPS-based hosting solutions, DreamPress is different in that all facets of a … Continue reading DreamHost Partners With Jetpack for DreamPress Offering

DreamHost Partners With Jetpack for DreamPress Offering




Robotech Franchise Previews New Comic Book Series - Geek News Central

Sat, 13 May 2017 17:20:03 +0000

It’s not easy being a Robotech fan. Like a lot of people my age, I first encountered the franchise in its original incarnation as an animated series that ran in syndication on local TV stations in the mid-1980’s. The series really captured my imagination at the time and I’ve been a fan ever since. For … Continue reading Robotech Franchise Previews New Comic Book Series

Robotech Franchise Previews New Comic Book Series




Linux Installations Coming to the Windows Store - Geek News Central

Sat, 13 May 2017 16:31:02 +0000

Remember that antitrust lawsuit a few years back against Microsoft? The one where Bill Gates said shipping Windows with Netscape preinstalled would be like Pepsi shipping its soda packs with a can of Coca-Cola? That’s the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the news that certain Linux installations will soon be … Continue reading Linux Installations Coming to the Windows Store

Linux Installations Coming to the Windows Store




iClever BoostCube 2-Port USB Wall Charger Review - Geek News Central

Fri, 12 May 2017 22:12:30 +0000

USB chargers are two-a-penny these days but often they are cheap knock-offs with poor quality transformers that either pose a fire hazard or fail to deliver the required current to quickly recharge a smartphone or tablet. For not much more money, iClever offers a CE-marked UK spec wall charger with two USB A ports, delivering … Continue reading iClever BoostCube 2-Port USB Wall Charger Review

iClever BoostCube 2-Port USB Wall Charger Review




GNC #1199 What’s up this Weekend - Geek News Central

Fri, 12 May 2017 07:49:08 +0000

What’s up this Weekend? I am about to help with that in some new tools rolling out. I get you caught up on everything happening here. The next show is the big 1200 be sure to get your contest entries in. My New Personal YouTube Channel Geek News Central Facebook Page. Download the Audio Show … Continue reading GNC #1199 What’s up this Weekend

GNC #1199 What’s up this Weekend


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The Sims Mobile App is Coming Soon! - Geek News Central

Fri, 12 May 2017 02:44:46 +0000

EA has announced that The Sims Mobile is coming soon. It will be available on the Google Play Store and the App Store eventually.  As of the time I am writing this blog, The Sims Mobile is only available in Brazil. If you want to be among the first to know when The Sims Mobile will be released, you … Continue reading The Sims Mobile App is Coming Soon!

The Sims Mobile App is Coming Soon!




Blizzard Updated the World of Warcraft Profile Site - Geek News Central

Tue, 09 May 2017 23:05:52 +0000

Blizzard announced that they have updated the World of Warcraft profile site. It now contains a lot of information that wasn’t included in the previous version of the Profile site. The changes make it easier for players to quickly view specific information about each of their World of Warcraft characters. The main character screen mirrors what … Continue reading Blizzard Updated the World of Warcraft Profile Site

Blizzard Updated the World of Warcraft Profile Site




GNC #1198 National News Exposure - Geek News Central

Tue, 09 May 2017 08:09:20 +0000

Spent some time on the phone with a cable based national news network over my last show which is getting some attention. Not everyone is happy with that, I give an update tonight along with some advice to some high school social media warriors that are learning the power of social media, and being able … Continue reading GNC #1198 National News Exposure

GNC #1198 National News Exposure


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2017 World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees Announced - Geek News Central

Tue, 09 May 2017 04:14:16 +0000

The Strong Museum at the National Museum of Play announced the games that are the 2017 World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees. These four games are the third class to be inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The World Video Game Hall of Fame at The Strong was established in 2015 to … Continue reading 2017 World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

2017 World Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees Announced




Pokémon GO Worldwide Bloom - Geek News Central

Fri, 05 May 2017 23:07:28 +0000

Niantic announced a new, very short, event that started this afternoon. The event doesn’t appear to have an official name, but the announcement uses the phrase “Worldwide bloom”. This is the first Pokémon GO event that does not immediately appear to be connected to a real world holiday. The Worldwide bloom event includes “an influx of … Continue reading Pokémon GO Worldwide Bloom

Pokémon GO Worldwide Bloom




GNC #1197 Now Selfies? - Geek News Central

Fri, 05 May 2017 08:08:22 +0000

Now insurance companies are using selfies to determine when you’re going to die and whether you are going to get any life insurance. Today though I go on an epic rant and use the reach of my podcast to talk about something that effects my Ohana in Quincy Michigan, and I hope you will listen … Continue reading GNC #1197 Now Selfies?

GNC #1197 Now Selfies?


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Amazon is Ending Support for Underground Actually Free Program - Geek News Central

Fri, 05 May 2017 05:47:39 +0000

Amazon announced that they are going to discontinue the Underground Actually Free program, which began in August of 2015. Amazon didn’t really provide a specific reason why they are ending it. Amazon will no longer accept new app and game submissions for the Underground Actually Free program as of May 31, 2017. In the announcement, Amazon … Continue reading Amazon is Ending Support for Underground Actually Free Program

Amazon is Ending Support for Underground Actually Free Program




Facebook to Add More Staff to Monitor Facebook Live - Geek News Central

Thu, 04 May 2017 04:54:30 +0000

When I first heard about Facebook Live, I thought it would be a good thing for people who like to play video games and livestream it in a way that made it easy for their Facebook friends to watch. Unfortunately, there are some people out there who have been using Facebook Live to commit acts … Continue reading Facebook to Add More Staff to Monitor Facebook Live

Facebook to Add More Staff to Monitor Facebook Live




Sitpack Portable Compact Seat Review - Geek News Central

Wed, 03 May 2017 23:48:28 +0000

Rather than the usual “hands-on” review, this is more of a “bottoms-on” assessment as here we have a Sitpack Portable Compact Seat. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Mono+Mono announced the Sitpack on Kickstarter in 2014 and since then, over 35,000 Sitpacks have been shipped worldwide. Apparently it’s very popular in Japan, so let’s take a closer … Continue reading Sitpack Portable Compact Seat Review

Sitpack Portable Compact Seat Review




Optoma EH400+ Digital Projector Review - Geek News Central

Tue, 02 May 2017 23:12:00 +0000

This month, I’ve been tinkering with the Optoma EH400+ digital projector (DLP). Unlike last month’s diminutive ML750ST personal projector, the EH400+ is a multipurpose projector suitable for professional presentations in meeting rooms and training centres. Let’s take a closer look, though be careful as it’s very bright… The EH400+ is about the size of a generous tin of … Continue reading Optoma EH400+ Digital Projector Review

Optoma EH400+ Digital Projector Review




GNC #1196 NAB Takes - Geek News Central

Tue, 02 May 2017 08:18:47 +0000

I bust down what I saw at NAB and details from the trip. My apologies for those watching the live stream tonight something went sideways and took the stream down. But never fear podcast is here. See you all on Thursday. My New Personal YouTube Channel Geek News Central Facebook Page. Download the Audio Show … Continue reading GNC #1196 NAB Takes

GNC #1196 NAB Takes


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Get SoundCloud Go+ for 3 Months for $1 - Geek News Central

Tue, 02 May 2017 04:19:37 +0000

SoundCloud has a limited time offer going on right now on SoundCloud Go+ which is great for people who have considered using SoundCloud but have not yet signed up. New users can get SoundCloud Go+ for 3 months for $1. This offer is not available in Quebec, Canada. It should be noted that SoundCloud Go+, and … Continue reading Get SoundCloud Go+ for 3 Months for $1

Get SoundCloud Go+ for 3 Months for $1




Wizard World / Free Comic Book Day – May 6 - Geek News Central

Mon, 01 May 2017 12:33:26 +0000

Early risers at partner stores in Des Moines, Iowa; Philadelphia; Sacramento, Calif.; Albuquerque N.M.; Columbus, Ohio; Orlando, Fla.; Chicago and Nashville, Tenn. on Saturday, May 6, will be treated to a limited supply of exclusive Wizard World Walking Dead variants, as Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) is proud to celebrate Free Comic Book Day across … Continue reading Wizard World / Free Comic Book Day – May 6

Wizard World / Free Comic Book Day – May 6







Twitch Introduces Twitch Affiliate Program - Geek News Central

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 04:20:39 +0000

Twitch has introduced the Twitch Affiliate Program.  It is for streamers who are not part of the Twitch Partner Program, but who are striving toward that goal. Twitch will decide which of their non-partnered creators is eligible for the Twitch Affiliate Program. Introducing the Twitch Affiliate Program, which helps us expand that commitment to include … Continue reading Twitch Introduces Twitch Affiliate Program

Twitch Introduces Twitch Affiliate Program




GNC #1195 FCC Buzzkill - Geek News Central

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:11:37 +0000

More bad news in the FCC Buzzkill operations to impact small business by allowing price controls to be removed in areas where there is no competition. I also share with you some information that distresses me in a very big way. We kick off episode 1200 preparations as well. Be sure to check back on … Continue reading GNC #1195 FCC Buzzkill

GNC #1195 FCC Buzzkill


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Microsoft Introduces To-Do - Geek News Central

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:06:53 +0000

Microsoft has introduced a new, intelligent task management app that makes it easy to plan and manage your day. It is called Microsoft To-Do, and it is now available in Preview. To-Do comes from the team behind the Wunderlist app, and delivers a smarter, more personal and intuitive way to help people stay organized and get … Continue reading Microsoft Introduces To-Do

Microsoft Introduces To-Do