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GNC #1180 Hoverbike on wish list! - Geek News Central

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:55:15 +0000

I talk about a crazy Hoverbike that no one should be riding that I want. That and more as a reminder I am off to Tampa and then Orlando. If you miss the show be sure to check out some of the offerings on TechPodcasts.com I will be back on Thursday next week. My New … Continue reading GNC #1180 Hoverbike on wish list!

GNC #1180 Hoverbike on wish list!


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Blizzard is Ending Support for Windows XP and Windows Vista - Geek News Central

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:19:30 +0000

Blizzard Entertainment announced on a World of Warcraft Forum post that they will be ending support for two operating systems. Those systems are Windows XP and Windows Vista. If you are still using one of those operating systems, you are going to need to upgrade if you want to keep playing Blizzard’s games. The Forum post … Continue reading Blizzard is Ending Support for Windows XP and Windows Vista

Blizzard is Ending Support for Windows XP and Windows Vista




GNC #1179 Calling ET a Good Idea? - Geek News Central

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:19:36 +0000

So we discuss the merits of Calling ET versus trying to find them first. The ramifications will likely never be known by all of us.. But who knows 300 years from now someone might show up. I also talk a bit about the MSM and the power they have over New Media creators. My New … Continue reading GNC #1179 Calling ET a Good Idea?

GNC #1179 Calling ET a Good Idea?


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Play Heroes of the Storm and Get a World of Warcraft Mount - Geek News Central

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:29:57 +0000

Blizzard Entertainment announced that the Primal Flamesaber Mount is now available. It is a mount that can only be used in World of Warcraft. In order to get this new mount, a player must play Heroes of the Storm (another one of Blizzard’s games). Mounts are very useful in World of Warcraft because they can help your character … Continue reading Play Heroes of the Storm and Get a World of Warcraft Mount

Play Heroes of the Storm and Get a World of Warcraft Mount




Over 80 More Pokémon are Coming to Pokémon GO - Geek News Central

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:50:23 +0000

Those of you who have been getting bored with Pokémon GO might want to give it another try. Niantic, creator of Pokémon GO, announced that they are adding new features and over 80 more Pokémon to the game. Starting later this week, players will have the opportunity to catch more than 80 Pokémon that are brand … Continue reading Over 80 More Pokémon are Coming to Pokémon GO

Over 80 More Pokémon are Coming to Pokémon GO




Twitter has Started Giving Abusive Users a Time Out - Geek News Central

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:03:27 +0000

Twitter has announced some updates that are designed to make Twitter a safer place. These improvements build upon the work that Twitter began in November of 2016. One of the most interesting updates involves a “time out” for abusive users. Twitter explained their motivations this way: Making Twitter a safer place is our primary focus. We … Continue reading Twitter has Started Giving Abusive Users a Time Out

Twitter has Started Giving Abusive Users a Time Out




YouTube is Adding Four Original Series for Kids - Geek News Central

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:44:15 +0000

YouTube announced that their Original Content team, under Susan Daniels, is adding four new Original series to YouTube Red. The new series are created with the YouTube Kids app in mind. These four new series will debut in the spring. Additional shows are in development and will premier throughout 2017. The new series will feature DanTDM, … Continue reading YouTube is Adding Four Original Series for Kids

YouTube is Adding Four Original Series for Kids




Facebook Announced New Ways to Watch Facebook Video - Geek News Central

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:50:34 +0000

Facebook announced some updates that will give Facebook users new ways to watch Facebook video. It appears that the idea is to give users more flexibility on how and when they watch videos on Facebook. Previously, Facebook users would have videos in their News Feed that silently played. Those that wanted to hear the sound had … Continue reading Facebook Announced New Ways to Watch Facebook Video

Facebook Announced New Ways to Watch Facebook Video




GNC #1178 Verizon Unlimited – Limited - Geek News Central

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:24:56 +0000

Verizon should be ashamed of themselves, after going through and purging as many of their truly Unlimited customers as possible has introduced a Verizon Unlimited – Limited data plan with data caps of 22GB before throttling the connection. I really wish all mobile companies could not use the word Unlimited unless they really meant it. … Continue reading GNC #1178 Verizon Unlimited – Limited

GNC #1178 Verizon Unlimited – Limited


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Valve will Replace Greenlight with Steam Direct - Geek News Central

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 10:08:36 +0000

Valve announced that they will replace Steam Greenlight with Steam Direct. The reason for the change is to better serve their goal of making customers happy. Steam decided it needed to move away from a small group of people at Valve trying to predict which games would appeal to different groups of customers. Steam Greenlight was … Continue reading Valve will Replace Greenlight with Steam Direct

Valve will Replace Greenlight with Steam Direct




Instapaper Restored After Extended Outage - Geek News Central

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 10:26:17 +0000

If you use Instapaper, you may have noticed that it recently experienced an extended outage.  The outage began on February 8, at 12:30 PM PT. Instapaper announced the outage in a blog post on February 9, 2017. After spending multiple hours on the phone with our cloud service provider, it appears we hit a system … Continue reading Instapaper Restored After Extended Outage

Instapaper Restored After Extended Outage




GNC #1177 Net Neutrality Battle Ahead - Geek News Central

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:51:51 +0000

I talk at length about the upcoming Net Neutrality battle. I also talk about why spending more than 10 minutes on Facebook may be hazardous to your health and why it and the news in general has me stressed out.. Time to take a media break.. Plus all the tech news you can handle. Are … Continue reading GNC #1177 Net Neutrality Battle Ahead

GNC #1177 Net Neutrality Battle Ahead


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Pokémon GO has a Valentine’s Day Event - Geek News Central

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 01:52:07 +0000

Niantic, creator of Pokémon GO, has started a limited-time celebration of Valentine’s Day.  It started on February 8, 2017, and will continue through 11:00 A.M. PST on February 15, 2017. Now is a good time to catch some Pokémon that you probably haven’t seen very often. The featured Pokémon for the Valentine’s Day event are … Continue reading Pokémon GO has a Valentine’s Day Event

Pokémon GO has a Valentine’s Day Event




GNC #1176 Hacker Takes out Dark Web Site - Geek News Central

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 08:18:53 +0000

A good Hacker has taken out a very nasty Dark Web site that was making available absolute filth exposing 381,000 users emails and connecting IP addresses that law enforcement should be able to use to build cases. It is simply disgusting that any of this material is available. Good job to the hacker and I … Continue reading GNC #1176 Hacker Takes out Dark Web Site

GNC #1176 Hacker Takes out Dark Web Site


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The WoW Token Can Now be Exchanged for Battle.net Balance - Geek News Central

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 02:31:59 +0000

Blizzard Entertainment created the WoW Token in 2015. In my opinion, the purpose was to give players a safe and secure way to buy in-game gold directly from Blizzard (and not from a disreputable gold seller). Today, Blizzard Entertainment expanded the potential uses for a WoW Token. Players can now exchange a WoW Token for Battle.net … Continue reading The WoW Token Can Now be Exchanged for Battle.net Balance

The WoW Token Can Now be Exchanged for Battle.net Balance




Where Are The Desktop SSD’s? - Geek News Central

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 05:13:49 +0000

I have a Compaq desktop PC that’s a few years old that is handy for tasks such as doing taxes or writing articles with. Unfortunately, it came with Windows Vista. More than a year ago I installed an inexpensive 128 gigabyte SSD in it. The SSD sped things up dramatically to the point where Vista … Continue reading Where Are The Desktop SSD’s?

Where Are The Desktop SSD’s?




GNC #1175 New Cyber Warfare! - Geek News Central

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 07:35:43 +0000

There is a new form of Cyber Warfare that is being used against digital companies, using tactics that have worked on Television and Radio personalities. Here that and a full stack of incredible news, this is the most action packed show in sometime. Did you miss my Tribute on Facebook? Please tell Kris thank you … Continue reading GNC #1175 New Cyber Warfare!

GNC #1175 New Cyber Warfare!


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The New York Times Launches on Snapchat Discover - Geek News Central

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 04:34:30 +0000

The New York Times announced that it will launch on the Snapchat Discover platform. The New York Times will create a daily Edition for Snapchatters in the U.S., Canada, and Australia based on its popular Morning Briefing, which is designed to help readers prepare for their day, and will be published Monday through Friday. Discover is … Continue reading The New York Times Launches on Snapchat Discover

The New York Times Launches on Snapchat Discover




Real and Virtual Play Combine with Sam’s Curious Cars - Geek News Central

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 21:19:42 +0000

Learning is best done when fun and what’s more fun than play? Sam’s Curious Cars fall right into this sweet spot and Todd gets an interactive demo from Joachim. Sam Labs have created a series of component-based toys (think chassis, wheels, motors) that can be built up to make a vehicle – in this instance … Continue reading Real and Virtual Play Combine with Sam’s Curious Cars

Real and Virtual Play Combine with Sam’s Curious Cars




Owlet Smart Sock for Sleeping Babies at CES - Geek News Central

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:22:49 +0000

The technology to measure physiology is becoming commonplace: any smart watch worthy of the name can record heart rate. The trick now is to incorporate these sensors into other useful gadgets. A good example here is the Owlet Smart Sock which brings reassurance to parents that their baby is sleeping normally. The Owlet Smart Sock … Continue reading Owlet Smart Sock for Sleeping Babies at CES

Owlet Smart Sock for Sleeping Babies at CES




PapaGo’s Geko Smart Whistle is Keeping Things Safe at CES - Geek News Central

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 01:57:25 +0000

A personal whistle may seem like a fairly old-fashioned thing to bring to an event like CES. But PapaGo’s new Geko smart whistle is anything but old-fashioned. Todd met with Paulina from PapaGo who listed out all of the features of this award-winning product. The Geko smart whistle connects to a user’s mobile device via … Continue reading PapaGo’s Geko Smart Whistle is Keeping Things Safe at CES

PapaGo’s Geko Smart Whistle is Keeping Things Safe at CES




Drone n’ Base is The Gaming Drone at CES - Geek News Central

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 01:28:04 +0000

There are plenty of drones that can be used to take videos from the air or to take aerial photos.  That’s great for photographers, but doesn’t do much for gamers.  Drone n’ Base has created The Gaming Drone.  Use these little drones to play augmented reality video games. Todd spoke with Matus, who explained what The … Continue reading Drone n’ Base is The Gaming Drone at CES

Drone n’ Base is The Gaming Drone at CES




SwiftPoint Z is an Award-Winning Gaming Mouse at CES - Geek News Central

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 01:18:49 +0000

For most computer users, a mouse is a pretty boring input device that has probably two buttons and maybe a click wheel installed. But there’s a whole world of high-end computer mice out there, many of them aimed at the gaming market. Todd spoke with Grant from SwiftPoint about his company’s latest gaming mouse known … Continue reading SwiftPoint Z is an Award-Winning Gaming Mouse at CES

SwiftPoint Z is an Award-Winning Gaming Mouse at CES




Avido WiBa is a Contactless Power Charger at CES - Geek News Central

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:59:45 +0000

Avido has created something that many people have been wanting.  The Avido WiBa is a contactless power charger that you can take with you when you travel.  Todd spoke with Kevin about this amazing new charger.The Avido WiBa is a CES 2017 Innovation Award Honoree.  It is the first of its kind. The Avido WiBa wireless … Continue reading Avido WiBa is a Contactless Power Charger at CES

Avido WiBa is a Contactless Power Charger at CES




PowerVision’s Underwater Drone is Exploring the Deep at CES - Geek News Central

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:53:43 +0000

Aerial drones and quadcopters have been mainstream items for a few years now. It seems like every day, amazing new videos are posted online of landscapes, cities, or large events. While everything happening on the ground is being recorded from the air, there’s another part of the planet that’s being completely ignored: Under water. Todd had … Continue reading PowerVision’s Underwater Drone is Exploring the Deep at CES

PowerVision’s Underwater Drone is Exploring the Deep at CES




Bitdefender BOX Protects the Smart Home at CES - Geek News Central

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:41:07 +0000

With the arrival of the Internet of Things, installing antivirus software on a PC isn’t going address malware lurking on a smart home control unit. A different approach is needed and Bitdefender’s BOX might be the solution. Dan talks to Todd about what Box offers over traditional security products. The Bitdefender Box is a small … Continue reading Bitdefender BOX Protects the Smart Home at CES

Bitdefender BOX Protects the Smart Home at CES




GNC #1174 AI Monitoring your Workplace? - Geek News Central

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:04:46 +0000

Is there an AI Monitoring your Workplace? For most of you not yet, but for a unlucky few their is a AI watching your productivity and who your talking to at the office, but no it get’s much worse… Find about AI in the workplace and much more on today’s Geek News Central Podcast. My … Continue reading GNC #1174 AI Monitoring your Workplace?

GNC #1174 AI Monitoring your Workplace?


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Cyber Timez Cyber Eyez Supports Low-Vision and Blind Users - Geek News Central

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:34:52 +0000

We tend to think of new technology as something that everyone can use. Not so! Sometimes, the hottest new technology is inaccessible to users who are low-vision or blind. Todd spoke with Sean at Cyber Timez who has a product called Cyber Eyez which is designed for people who are low-vision or blind. Cyber Eyez … Continue reading Cyber Timez Cyber Eyez Supports Low-Vision and Blind Users

Cyber Timez Cyber Eyez Supports Low-Vision and Blind Users




IOGear Brings Thunderbolt 2 Dock/KVM Switch to CES - Geek News Central

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:22:44 +0000

Thunderbolt-based docks are turning into big business thanks to recent developments in computing hardware (mostly on behalf of Apple). Docks have been used for years to make it easier to use laptops in desktop situations. But what if your desktop already has a computer on it? Todd met with David from IOGear to gett the … Continue reading IOGear Brings Thunderbolt 2 Dock/KVM Switch to CES

IOGear Brings Thunderbolt 2 Dock/KVM Switch to CES




Consumer Technology Association has Statistics on CES 2017 - Geek News Central

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 06:51:38 +0000

One thing every attendee of CES 2017 must have noticed is how large the show is. Todd spoke with Allison from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) about how the show has grown and changed over time. Allison pointed out that CES 2017 had 2.6 million net square feet of exhibit space which, she helpfully explained, equals … Continue reading Consumer Technology Association has Statistics on CES 2017

Consumer Technology Association has Statistics on CES 2017