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Twice weekly Technology News show covering the Tech Space. With Segments on Science, Mobile, Digital TV, FAA, FCC, Cyber Security, Gadgets and Tech Politics.

Twice weekly Technology News show covering the Tech Space. With Segments on Science, Mobile, Digital TV, FAA, FCC, Cyber Security, Gadgets and Tech Politics.

Location:

San Diego, CA

Description:

Twice weekly Technology News show covering the Tech Space. With Segments on Science, Mobile, Digital TV, FAA, FCC, Cyber Security, Gadgets and Tech Politics.

Language:

English


Episodes

Apple Retail Employees are Struggling #1572

12/2/2021
There is a pretty bad article out on how Apple treats its retail hourly employees. We know retail can be brutal but it seems some employees are having a very rough go of it. One of our GNC family members is having a challenging time. I want to draw your attention to Sam Garcia’s resume. … Continue reading Apple Retail Employees are Struggling #1572 → The post Apple Retail Employees are Struggling #1572 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:50:51

Microsoft in Trouble with EU on Bundling #1571

11/29/2021
Microsoft is once again fighting against companies they have edged out through bundling making it harder for them to compete. There is an ongoing issue with companies that cry they cannot innovate when faced with competition so they go cry to a government agency hoping to get relief. The post Microsoft in Trouble with EU on Bundling #1571 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:53:48

Facebook Papers to be Released #1570

11/22/2021
Facebook papers to be released by Gizmodo and others upon review. Should be a great read to see the inner workings of Facebook. I am back from Hawaii with a hell of a scare on my back all the details on the show and of course, I hope each of you here in America has … Continue reading Facebook Papers to be Released #1570 → The post Facebook Papers to be Released #1570 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:40:30

Russia Blows Up a Satellite #1569

11/15/2021
Russia has blown up a Satellite into thousands of pieces and is recklessly endangering the other orbital satellites and the team on the International Space Station had to go to their capsules for real and hide out because of the idiot moves by the Russian government. This is the ultimate act of stupidity by the … Continue reading Russia Blows Up a Satellite #1569 → The post Russia Blows Up a Satellite #1569 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:54:40

Apple Legacy Contacts #1568

11/11/2021
Apple is implementing Legacy contacts as a way for you to designate someone to get access to your iCloud account when you die and have access to that content. I have been pondering many of the questions they seem to be preparing for as folks die and those survivors have no way of accessing pictures … Continue reading Apple Legacy Contacts #1568 → The post Apple Legacy Contacts #1568 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:52:39

65 Billion Broadband Plan or Scam #1567

11/8/2021
With the massive infrastructure bill passed will the 65 Billion earmarked for Broadband expansion actually work or will it just be a scam as it has been in the past to get internet service providers essentially a free handout. I am very skeptical that this money will truly help those of us in rural America … Continue reading 65 Billion Broadband Plan or Scam #1567 → The post 65 Billion Broadband Plan or Scam #1567 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin Smack Down #1566

11/4/2021
Jeff Bezos and the Blue Origin team have been smacked down by a judge and their lawsuit going after SpaceX and NASA has been dismissed. Personally, I think if Blue Origin spent more time getting higher into space instead of playing around would go a long way into validating the company for real lift potential versus being used for low orbit joy rides for the rich. The post Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin Smack Down #1566 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:49:44

Facebook Pages the Ultimate PR Disaster #1565

11/1/2021
Facebook has an ongoing PR disaster on its hands with thousands of internal company research papers to show how bad the company has been misbehaving over the years on a wide variety of fronts. Yet it will have little consequence going forward. Note you may start hearing pre-roll ads in front of each program I … Continue reading Facebook Pages the Ultimate PR Disaster #1565 → The post Facebook Pages the Ultimate PR Disaster #1565 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Facebook had mixed results in its earnings #1564

10/25/2021
Kirk here back with you all as guest host for this Monday’s episode while Todd is away, he will be back on Thursday. In this episode, over the past week Facebook’s own oversight board calls them out for not being transparent then there is talk that Facebook may change their name, today there was a … Continue reading Facebook had mixed results in its earnings #1564 → The post Facebook had mixed results in its earnings #1564 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:26:07

Trump planning to launch his own social media #1563

10/21/2021
Hi, Kirk is back with you all as guest host for this episode and this upcoming episode on Monday, October 25th for Todd while he is away on travel. Happy to be back in the guest host chair and on this episode. And on this week’s episode, the top story being former President Donald Trump … Continue reading Trump planning to launch his own social media #1563 → The post Trump planning to launch his own social media #1563 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:31:28

MacBook Pro M1 Pro & M1 Max #1562

10/18/2021
If you have been waiting to upgrade to a MacBook Pro with Apple silicon the wait is over as Apple has announced a quite amazing lineup of new computers so impressive that folks placing advanced orders could barely get them ordered as their website was simple slammed. Note you may start hearing pre-roll ads in … Continue reading MacBook Pro M1 Pro & M1 Max #1562 → The post MacBook Pro M1 Pro & M1 Max #1562 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:58:53

Macbook Pro M1X Chip Announcement #1561

10/14/2021
Macbook Pro M1X Chip Announcement The post Macbook Pro M1X Chip Announcement #1561 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:43:16

17 Year Anniversary in Podcasting #1560

10/11/2021
October 9th, 2004 was when this show was launched, and while the 17th anniversary is a big thing. The bigger news is that I do not have Melanoma Cancer. I go into great detail about what I was told, what happens next, and of course some warnings to all of you. In addition some changes … Continue reading 17 Year Anniversary in Podcasting #1560 → The post 17 Year Anniversary in Podcasting #1560 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:01:05:12

Tales of woe about Facebook again #1559

10/4/2021
Hi everyone, Kirk here filling in for Todd while he is away on travel for this episode and this upcoming Thursday’s episode. Wow, 2021 has not been a good year for Facebook, an employee from Facebook speaks out and puts them on blast then less than 24 hours later, Facebook and Instagram are down. Coincidence … Continue reading Tales of woe about Facebook again #1559 → The post Tales of woe about Facebook again #1559 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:41:49

Happy International Podcast Day #1558

9/30/2021
Happy International Podcast Day everyone. Nothing like starting a show and the gear go weird on you. But otherwise, it has been a very productive week. The People’s Choice Podcast Awards is starting at 9 pm Eastern so if you miss it live you can watch the replay. Become an Insider today to support the … Continue reading Happy International Podcast Day #1558 → The post Happy International Podcast Day #1558 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:41:33

Google puts Apple on Blast like Spoiled Child #1557

9/27/2021
Google has put Apple on blast like a spoiled child because the EU did not fine them 5 billion dollars for doing the same exact thing as Google has been accused of. But in essence, Apple has not done the same thing as they own the operating system, phone supply, etc They do not need … Continue reading Google puts Apple on Blast like Spoiled Child #1557 → The post Google puts Apple on Blast like Spoiled Child #1557 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:56:39

Apple Bans Fortnite #1556

9/23/2021
Apple has banned Fortnite from the App store until the conclusion of the legal battle which can take as much as 5 more years. Apple playing there hand in destroying a business that dared to questions its policies. I hope Epic is prepared and can ultimately survive these actions. Do not ever build your castle … Continue reading Apple Bans Fortnite #1556 → The post Apple Bans Fortnite #1556 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:01:03:11

Senate calls on FTC to Protect Consumer Privacy #1555

9/20/2021
Democrats in the Senate have sent the FTC a request to make rules to protect consumer privacy seeing they have failed to get any type of legislation passed in recent history. I am of the opinion that anything the FTC or FCC does will result in an epic court battle that they will likely lose. … Continue reading Senate calls on FTC to Protect Consumer Privacy #1555 → The post Senate calls on FTC to Protect Consumer Privacy #1555 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:53:48

Fake Covid Vaccine Cards Exploding on Marketplaces #1554

9/16/2021
Since President Biden has issued more vaccine mandates there has been a surge in fake covid vaccine cards being sold on the internet for as much as $100 each. With no digital tracking in many states this is going to be a ongoing growing concern as these cards make it into the general population. Become … Continue reading Fake Covid Vaccine Cards Exploding on Marketplaces #1554 → The post Fake Covid Vaccine Cards Exploding on Marketplaces #1554 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:55:40

Facebook VIP List with no Posting Restrictions #1553

9/13/2021
Facebook VIP is a list of 5.8 million people that do not have to follow community standard guidelines and can almost get away with anything up to a point. It shows there are the have’s and the have not’s. Not surprising at all considering that all Facebook was worried about was PR. Seems they have … Continue reading Facebook VIP List with no Posting Restrictions #1553 → The post Facebook VIP List with no Posting Restrictions #1553 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:34:52