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iOS 11 Law Enforcement Switch #1221 - Geek News Central

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:42:17 +0000

Apple has implemented and Law Enforcement Switch in iOS 11 that allows users to turn off TouchID very simply. This is sure to rub the government the wrong way. But Apple continues to push boundaries in making it harder for Law Enforcement to get access to all the encrypted data within the phone. What was … Continue reading iOS 11 Law Enforcement Switch #1221

iOS 11 Law Enforcement Switch #1221


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Blizzard Entertainment Released StarCraft: Remastered - Geek News Central

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:18:26 +0000

Blizzard Entertainment has released StarCraft: Remastered.  It is described as “Blizzard Entertainment’s lovingly crafted upgrade of the real-time strategy classic and its legendary expansion “Brood War”. Blizzard announced StarCraft: Remastered in March, saying the game would be out “later this summer.” You can purchase StarCraft: Remastered for $14.99 USD. Widely regarded as one of the most influential … Continue reading Blizzard Entertainment Released StarCraft: Remastered

Blizzard Entertainment Released StarCraft: Remastered




Data Demands #1220 - Geek News Central

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:20:19 +0000

The DOJ is making Data Demands of Dreamhost as they are looking for more info about the rioters who it appears the DOJ felt was organized through the site and will likely end up being an epic court battle. But more worrisome is the depth of data they are looking for. I discuss how Google … Continue reading Data Demands #1220

Data Demands #1220


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Overwatch League Adds Two New Teams - Geek News Central

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 02:29:33 +0000

The Overwatch League is the first major global professional esports league. Overwatch was created by Blizzard Entertainment (a division of Activision-Blizzard). Previously, The Overwatch League announced the first seven teams.   Now, they have announced two additional teams. The two newly announced teams include: Jack Etienne, founder of esports organization Cloud9 (London) Stan and Josh Kroenke, owner … Continue reading Overwatch League Adds Two New Teams

Overwatch League Adds Two New Teams




Twitch Collaborates with Blizzard Entertainment - Geek News Central

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:54:08 +0000

Twitch announced that they are collaborating with Blizzard Entertainment again to bring players a Legendary Loot Chest for Heroes of the Storm. This is not the first time the two companies have collaborated in this way. In June, the offer was a Golden Loot Box for Overwatch for current and new Twitch Prime members.  That offer is … Continue reading Twitch Collaborates with Blizzard Entertainment

Twitch Collaborates with Blizzard Entertainment




Piracy in Hawaii #1219 - Geek News Central

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:02:10 +0000

Seems some copyright trolls have invaded the Hawaiian Islands and are sending old school demand letters for movie piracy. The first victim a 72yr old man that has no clue on what they are even talking about. Once again the movie industry seems the can extort money from Internet users without much in the way … Continue reading Piracy in Hawaii #1219

Piracy in Hawaii #1219


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Discord Started Testing Video Chat and Screen Share - Geek News Central

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 07:00:14 +0000

Discord announced that it has started testing its video chat and screen sharing with 5% of desktop users that had registered before August 9, 2017. They were doing a test run that rolled out over the day.  It is unclear how long the test run will continue. Discord is a voice chat service. It explained that … Continue reading Discord Started Testing Video Chat and Screen Share

Discord Started Testing Video Chat and Screen Share




Niantic Reveals Details About the Pikachu Outbreak - Geek News Central

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:06:15 +0000

Niantic has announced more details about the Pikachu Outbreak event. It started on August 9, 2017, and will continue through August 15, 2017. The Pikachu Outbreak will take place in Yokohama, Japan. The event started yesterday with a boat-full of Pikachu and a 17-meter long airship that has Pikachu artwork on it. A Pikachu’s Walk event … Continue reading Niantic Reveals Details About the Pikachu Outbreak

Niantic Reveals Details About the Pikachu Outbreak




Disney is Starting its Own Streaming Services - Geek News Central

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 20:25:52 +0000

Disney announced that it will launch its own streaming services. This comes as a result of an acquisition and may affect some of the Disney-owned content that is available on Netflix. The Walt Disney Company announced today that it has agreed to acquire majority ownership of BAMTech, LLC and will launch its ESPN-branded multi-sport streaming service … Continue reading Disney is Starting its Own Streaming Services

Disney is Starting its Own Streaming Services




Genesis Virtual Guide Teaches Owners About Their Vehicle - Geek News Central

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 01:16:44 +0000

Genesis Motor America is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California. It distributes, markets, and services Genesis vehicles in the United States. Augmented reality (AR) has come to your luxury car with the Genesis Augmented Reality Manual. The Genesis Augmented Reality Manual (Genesis Virtual Guide) is now available for the 2017 Genesis G80 and Genesis G90 as a free download … Continue reading Genesis Virtual Guide Teaches Owners About Their Vehicle

Genesis Virtual Guide Teaches Owners About Their Vehicle




DJI Drones Banned #1218 - Geek News Central

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:40:38 +0000

The US Army has banned the use and purchase of all DJI Drones. Something is big time amiss and the Army is not saying why. Makes you wonder if DJI Drones are calling home to mama with snaps, audio and or GPS position which would be really bad information to be sharing with a Chinese … Continue reading DJI Drones Banned #1218

DJI Drones Banned #1218


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1More E1001 Triple Driver Earbuds - Geek News Central

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 07:19:21 +0000

As I unpacked the box for the 1More E1001 triple driver headphones, I realised that there was good chance that these earbuds might be something a little bit special given both the attention to detail on the packaging and the price at just under GB£100. Was I disappointed? Let’s take a look and find out. … Continue reading 1More E1001 Triple Driver Earbuds

1More E1001 Triple Driver Earbuds




Unboxing and Review: iXCC Stand for Apple Watch - Geek News Central

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 02:59:02 +0000

Earlier this year, I bought a refurbished Apple Watch Series 2 from the online Apple Store. It’s a cool device. But it shipped with the bare essentials, including the watch, a small manual, and a magnetic battery charger. That meant that, when I needed to charge my Apple Watch, I had to set it on … Continue reading Unboxing and Review: iXCC Stand for Apple Watch

Unboxing and Review: iXCC Stand for Apple Watch




Privacy for Movie Tickets #1217 - Geek News Central

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:58:41 +0000

Your Privacy for Movie Tickets is what Verizon is promoting at the moment. With campaign details that are nothing short of mind blowing you to can sell your soul and user information to all of Verizon’s partners by simply getting some free movie tickets. You are the product when you allow Verizon to track what … Continue reading Privacy for Movie Tickets #1217

Privacy for Movie Tickets #1217


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Twitter Introduces a Promoted Account Campaign - Geek News Central

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:09:43 +0000

Twitter is introducing something that could be a good thing – or a bad thing – depending on your perspective. It is introducing a Promoted Account campaign where Twitter users can pay $99 a month to have their tweets promoted without creating ads or managing campaigns. The program is currently in a private beta (or … Continue reading Twitter Introduces a Promoted Account Campaign

Twitter Introduces a Promoted Account Campaign




Apple Sold Out to China #1216 - Geek News Central

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 07:48:24 +0000

Apple Sold out to China in a very big way by bowing to them to remove VPN apps from the Chinese App Store. Shame on Apple and we know now it’s all about the money. There is no principal left, nor is there any fight left to support the good of common man. Very sad … Continue reading Apple Sold Out to China #1216

Apple Sold Out to China #1216


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Samsung DeX - Geek News Central

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:10:16 +0000

The Samsung DeX Station converts a Galaxy S8 or S8+ smartphone into a desktop computer. Plop the S8 in the DeX, plug in a keyboard and mouse, hook up a TV, and you’re set with Android on the big screen. That’s the theory, what about in practice? Let’s take a look. The DeX hardware is … Continue reading Samsung DeX

Samsung DeX




Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Free Weekend with Xbox Live Gold - Geek News Central

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 23:16:17 +0000

All Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – The Ultimate Evil Edition for free as part of Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days. In order to take advantage of this offer, you must be an Xbox Live Gold member. It’s being called a “Free Weekend”, but the offer actually … Continue reading Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Free Weekend with Xbox Live Gold

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Free Weekend with Xbox Live Gold




TSA New Inspections #1215 - Geek News Central

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:57:24 +0000

The TSA is now going to be requiring you to empty more of your computer back out as it introduced new inspection techniques. So those of you that do not have TSA Pre you’re going to be standing in line longer and grabbing more empty bins. I am back in the normal show groove tonight … Continue reading TSA New Inspections #1215

TSA New Inspections #1215


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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