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CES 2018 Coverage by Geek News Central - Geek News Central

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:03:34 +0000

Geek News Central’s CES 2018 coverage is going to be a huge departure from previous years. This year the Geek News Central team will have our broadcast studio at the Sands Expo. What we have found is that startup space in sands and the associated vendors in that building are more aligned with what our … Continue reading CES 2018 Coverage by Geek News Central

CES 2018 Coverage by Geek News Central




Autonomous Vehicle Evolution #1233 - Geek News Central

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:53:41 +0000

I discuss tonight on how the Autonomous Vehicle Evolution is going to change virtually everything that we know and make many jobs obsolete. Autonomous Vehicles have the potential to be a significant disrupter to the economy and those is industries that will be affected by it need to prepare now as change is coming. I … Continue reading Autonomous Vehicle Evolution #1233

Autonomous Vehicle Evolution #1233


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EA Announces Visceral Studio will Close - Geek News Central

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:26:20 +0000

In a blog post titled “An Update on the Visceral Star Wars Project”, EA announced that their Visceral studio will close. This change, obviously, has an impact on the Star Wars game that the studio was working on. Our Visceral studio has been developing an action-adventure title set in the Star Wars universe. In its … Continue reading EA Announces Visceral Studio will Close

EA Announces Visceral Studio will Close




World of Warcraft’s Hallow’s End Event has Started - Geek News Central

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:44:28 +0000

The Hallow’s End event happens every year in World of Warcraft. It is clearly a Halloween-inspired event, and one that I personally find to be a lot of fun. Hallow’s End started today, October 18, 2017, and will end on November 1, 2017. There are some new things added to the Hallow’s End event this … Continue reading World of Warcraft’s Hallow’s End Event has Started

World of Warcraft’s Hallow’s End Event has Started




Nextdoor has a Better Way to Sell Your Items - Geek News Central

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:32:48 +0000

Nextdoor allows communities to easily create private websites to facilitate communications among neighbors and build stronger neighborhoods. It was based on the idea that the neighborhood is one of the most important and useful communities in a person’s life. You can now sell your items on Nextdoor. Nextdoor announced the For Sale and Free category. … Continue reading Nextdoor has a Better Way to Sell Your Items

Nextdoor has a Better Way to Sell Your Items




Facebook Acquired the tbh App - Geek News Central

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:14:04 +0000

The tbh app is popular with teenagers. This probably explains why I had not heard of it before TechCrunch reported that Facebook had acquired tbh. According to TechCrunch, tbh has had 5 million downloads and 2.5 million daily active users in the past nine weeks. The letters tbh stand for “to be honest”. It was … Continue reading Facebook Acquired the tbh App

Facebook Acquired the tbh App




Teens & Amazon #1232 - Geek News Central

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:56:19 +0000

You can now set your Teens up with and Account at Amazon and control the purchasing process. I would think most parents already do this as I demand cash before approval of my teens purchase. Purchasing without getting pre-approval at my house has serious consenqences. Such is the digital world we live in. Ohh confession … Continue reading Teens & Amazon #1232

Teens & Amazon #1232


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The Smart nCube Home - Geek News Central

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:17:11 +0000

The smart home marketplace is growing rapidly at the moment with new entrants on an almost daily basis. The original “one-trick ponies” like Hue, Nest, Hive and Ring are expanding their single USP feature into a portfolio of smart devices, and well-known electronics companies like Belkin and Panasonic are setting up shop too. Most of these big … Continue reading The Smart nCube Home

The Smart nCube Home




Flattr will Launch a New Version Soon - Geek News Central

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:03:10 +0000

Flattr was designed to help people sustainably fund the content that they love. It lets people reward their favorite creators, and it gives creators an easy way to make money from their work. Flattr will launch a new version on October 24, 2017. The Flattr button is history. It is being replaced with a privacy-friendly … Continue reading Flattr will Launch a New Version Soon

Flattr will Launch a New Version Soon




Niantic has a Pokémon GO AR Photo Contest - Geek News Central

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:34:48 +0000

Niantic announced that it is holding a Pokémon GO AR Photo Contest. The contest is extremely easy to enter and involves taking an AR photo of any Pokémon that is in a “real-world” environment. There are prizes associated with this contest. The AR photo contest started on October 11, 2017, and will end on October … Continue reading Niantic has a Pokémon GO AR Photo Contest

Niantic has a Pokémon GO AR Photo Contest




Equifax Loss of Public Trust #1231 - Geek News Central

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 07:50:55 +0000

Equifax Loss of Public trust is complete today with another security concern, along with loosing their IRS contract. You know when the IRS cancels it’s a big big deal. I get you all caught up on what has been going on since the last show. Not a lot I can share but i promise it’s … Continue reading Equifax Loss of Public Trust #1231

Equifax Loss of Public Trust #1231


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Overwatch Halloween Terror Event has Started - Geek News Central

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:16:03 +0000

The Overwatch Halloween Terror 2017 event started on October 10, 2017, and will end on November 1, 2017. Some pieces of the event had been leaked prior to its start day. Blizzard Entertainment now has a page full of official information about it. For the next three weeks, we’re celebrating the spookiest time of the … Continue reading Overwatch Halloween Terror Event has Started

Overwatch Halloween Terror Event has Started




Two New Rokus for UK - Geek News Central

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:52:38 +0000

After a very long wait, Roku are bringing two new models to the UK market with the Roku Express and Roku Streaming Stick+. While North America fans have enjoyed new models for over a year, the UK has lagged behind with long-standing Roku 2 and 3 models: owners of 4K TVs have had to look … Continue reading Two New Rokus for UK

Two New Rokus for UK




DiskaShur 2 Secure Encrypted Portable Hard Drive - Geek News Central

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 06:37:35 +0000

Laptops are data gold mines that criminals love to target. Due to my regular travel schedule, I have always put the majority of my media on external secure drives. I have used just about everything in the book when it comes to encryption and many of those tools are painful to use and often slow. … Continue reading DiskaShur 2 Secure Encrypted Portable Hard Drive

DiskaShur 2 Secure Encrypted Portable Hard Drive




Call of Duty Halloween Scream Event has Started - Geek News Central

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 00:02:11 +0000

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has added a bunch of fun, Halloween related, things to the game. The event is called “Willard Wyler’s Halloween Scream” and it will last until November 1, 2017. A press release states that this community event will allow players to acquire all-new Halloween-themed loot, to participate in XP-boosting events, to play … Continue reading Call of Duty Halloween Scream Event has Started

Call of Duty Halloween Scream Event has Started




Keep Prying Eyes Away with the InvizBox 2 - Geek News Central

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 20:29:39 +0000

Perhaps I’m just old and suspicious, but I’m increasingly concerned about the personal information that I give away to companies like Google and Facebook for their services. I’ve had enough of being the product. As for the information gathered surreptitiously by third parties, such as ISPs and government agencies, I’ve had enough of snooping and I … Continue reading Keep Prying Eyes Away with the InvizBox 2

Keep Prying Eyes Away with the InvizBox 2




AIM Will be Discontinued in December - Geek News Central

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 09:51:51 +0000

AOL has announced that it will be discontinuing AIM effective December 15, 2017. In a post titled “One Last Away Message”, VP of Communications Product at Oath, Michael Albers, revealed the sad news. The reason for discontinuing AIM is because they way in which we communicate with each other has profoundly changed. If you were … Continue reading AIM Will be Discontinued in December

AIM Will be Discontinued in December




Netflix is Raising the Prices on Two of its Plans - Geek News Central

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 09:02:40 +0000

The Associated Press reported that Netflix is raising the price for its most popular U.S. video streaming plan by 10 percent. This change is going to affect most of Netflix’s 53 million U.S. subscribers. As you might expect, the Netflix US Twitter account has been busy answering questions about the pricing change and clarifying things. … Continue reading Netflix is Raising the Prices on Two of its Plans

Netflix is Raising the Prices on Two of its Plans




Blizzard’s Battle.net App Adds Appear Offline Feature - Geek News Central

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 06:40:40 +0000

Blizzard Entertainment announced the new social features that are now available in the beta version of the Blizzard Battle.net desktop app. The one that is likely going to get the most attention is the ability to appear offline. The Appear Offline feature allows you to set your status to show you as “offline” to your … Continue reading Blizzard’s Battle.net App Adds Appear Offline Feature

Blizzard’s Battle.net App Adds Appear Offline Feature




Blizzard and DeepMind Announce StarCraft II AI Workshop - Geek News Central

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 03:31:52 +0000

Blizzard Entertainment is the creator of StarCraft II (and several other popular video games). They have teamed up with DeepMind, the world leader in artificial intelligence research and its application for positive impact. Together, the two will co-host the StarCraft II AI Workshop. The workshop is an opportunity for AI researchers, academics, bot programmers, and … Continue reading Blizzard and DeepMind Announce StarCraft II AI Workshop

Blizzard and DeepMind Announce StarCraft II AI Workshop




SAG-AFTRA Reaches Tentative End to Video Game Strike - Geek News Central

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:11:15 +0000

SAG-AFTRA has reached an agreement to end the strike against 11 video game companies that has been waged since October 21, 2016. The tentative agreement was reached on September 25, 2017. The terms of the tentative agreement include a new bonus structure that provides an additional payment to performers (voice actors). The bonus payment, which … Continue reading SAG-AFTRA Reaches Tentative End to Video Game Strike

SAG-AFTRA Reaches Tentative End to Video Game Strike




Google is Ending First Click Free - Geek News Central

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 08:44:56 +0000

Google is ending its First Click Free policy in favor of a Flexible Sampling model. This could change the amount of news websites that you can read without paying for a subscription to one or more of them. Part of the point of this new change is to enable news websites to provide small samples … Continue reading Google is Ending First Click Free

Google is Ending First Click Free




RuneScape is Coming to Mobile Devices - Geek News Central

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 06:33:38 +0000

Jagex is home to the iconic massively multiplayer online roleplaying game RuneScape. They are a tribe of over 300 passionate game developers and specialist teams, and are headquartered in Cambridge, UK. Jagex has announced that RuneScape is coming soon to mobile devices. Those who want to know more can register interest on the RuneScape website. … Continue reading RuneScape is Coming to Mobile Devices

RuneScape is Coming to Mobile Devices




No FM Radio in iPhone 7-8 #1230 - Geek News Central

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:39:31 +0000

The FCC asked Apple to turn on the FM radio inside the iPhone. Apple responded by saying there was no FM chip in either the iPhone 7 or 8. I talk about the ramifications of this acknowledgment and the future of radio. This has been a week where my schedule has been full from early morning to … Continue reading No FM Radio in iPhone 7-8 #1230

No FM Radio in iPhone 7-8 #1230


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Small Size, Small Price – RCA Mercury 7L Tablet - Geek News Central

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 22:36:23 +0000

The RCA Mercury 7L Pro tablet is a 7″ Android tablet with budget specs and a price to match, at just GB£49. That’s about US$65 and it’s right in there as an impulse purchase. But is it a case of buying in haste, repent at leisure? Let’s take a look. Sold by Asda in the … Continue reading Small Size, Small Price – RCA Mercury 7L Tablet

Small Size, Small Price – RCA Mercury 7L Tablet




Want a movie? Redbox is teaming with Amazon Alexa - Geek News Central

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:27:08 +0000

Are you a movie fan? There’s been a few good ones this year and more on the way right now. If you can’t get to the theater or don’t want to pay the ridiculous prices they now charge then there are plenty of other options, both online and physical. One popular physical option is Redbox. You’ve … Continue reading Want a movie? Redbox is teaming with Amazon Alexa

Want a movie? Redbox is teaming with Amazon Alexa




Zero Day Mac Bug #1229 - Geek News Central

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:08:36 +0000

Looks like a major Zero Day Bug for the new Mac OS and all prior versions. The safety net of running a mac is less secure today than it ever has been and you need to be careful out there. Those that live with a false sense of safety are in for a big surprise … Continue reading Zero Day Mac Bug #1229

Zero Day Mac Bug #1229


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Verv Shows Where Your Energy Goes - Geek News Central

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:44:54 +0000

London-based firm Green Running have launched Verv, a home energy assistant that uses AI technology to automatically figure out which appliances are running and how much they’re costing. It’s clever stuff and they’ve got 6 patents to prove it. The UK’s smart meter programme has taken a bit of hammering in the press recently with The Register covering the debacle … Continue reading Verv Shows Where Your Energy Goes

Verv Shows Where Your Energy Goes




Todoist is Doing an AirPods Giveaway - Geek News Central

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 03:07:35 +0000

Todoist wants you to get the most out of Todoist for iOS 11 with a new pair of AirPods. They point out that the headphone jack not likely to return to iPhones anytime soon. Todoist is giving away a new pair of AirPods so you can enjoy all of the wireless productivity with Todoist and … Continue reading Todoist is Doing an AirPods Giveaway

Todoist is Doing an AirPods Giveaway




Twitter Twits - Geek News Central

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:55:34 +0000

All social media platforms have their problems, but I thought this one from Twitter took the biscuit. One tweet from 29 June and 4,100 followers. Does no-one check before following back?   Perhaps 600 people did check, hence the discrepancy, but that’s a pretty good (or bad) ratio depending on your point of view. If you … Continue reading Twitter Twits

Twitter Twits