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TPN @ CES 2023 Preview #115

This week, as this is our last episode of the year, the team from the Tech Podcast Network is coming on the show for a special episode of GNC Week In Review, as we will have a preview of CES 2023. We will look back at previous CESs, a look ahead to CES 2023, our favorites and our not-so-favorites from years past, and a preview of the TPN's coverage of CES 2023. On the episode, we will have on-air talent from Marlo Anderson, host of The Tech Ranch and the National Day Calendar, and crew members, including Michele Mendez from PlughitzLive and Don Baine, The Gadget Professor, that will join Scott and Kirk this episode. The Live Stream Video for CES 2023 starts at 9 AM PST/12 PM EST on January 5-8, 2023, and that can be found at TPN @ CES 2023 is also partnering with National Day Calendar to celebrate National Technology Day on January 6th! As this is our final episode of the year, Scott and Kirk would like to thank all of our listeners and viewers of the podcast, not to mention; thank you to all who have voted for us in the Technology podcast as nominees in the Podcast Awards. Scott and Kirk will be back with a new episode after CES in 2023 on January 13th! Till then, we wish you all the happiest of holidays and a Happy 2023!


Keep or Release the Files? #114

This week, Jack Dorsey says to release the files; a woman says she is pregnant…..but why is she carrying CPUs? And would you buy headphones for $949? Show Notes: Jack Dorsey calls for Elon to release the files A woman fakes a pregnancy by smuggling CPUs Dyson's headphones for $949.00 Google Pixel Fold rumors Amazon is getting sued Uber and Motional's robotaxis in Vegas Google's Year In Search What's on Netflix in December? What to watch on Hulu What's on Amazon Prime in December? Am I the A**hole?


Why don’t you Shut Up!! #113

This week, Twitter has unraveled, Amazon is undervalued, and would you buy a $790.00 portable speaker? Show Notes: Elon says there are difficult times ahead Amazon loses $1 trillion in market value Devialet's first portable speaker Meta is laying off employees Movie theaters into Zoom rooms What's new on Amazon Prime in November What's new on HBO Max in November Does KFC blame its bot?

Elon is cutting Twitter jobs #112

This week, Elon is planning to cut jobs, Ye plans on buying Parler, and a 1st generation iPhone is sold for more than $39,000 And this is the last of three special episodes as we have teamed up with F5 Refreshing Technology; we will have unique content from their podcast in each episode, including F5 Refreshing Technology co-host Avram Piltch and his segment, the Piltch Point. Avram will be talking about Intel's/AMD's new lineup of chips. Show Notes: Elon plans to cut jobs Kanye West to acquire Parler An iPhone is sold at auction for over $39,000 Money for your poop From F5 Refreshing Technology **Nifty Gifties** The global smartphone market fell **Piltch Point** **Extra Life** Silent Hill series **News from the Tubes** Starlink Internet on jets **DRM Not Included** Netflix to charge for shared accounts


Burnt Hair? Really? #111

This week, Elon Musk is selling perfume, Netflix is setting up shop in NJ, and Apple is reportedly withholding benefits from union workers. Also, this is the second of three special episodes as we are teaming up with F5 Refreshing Technology again. We will have unique content from their podcast in each episode, including F5 Refreshing Technologies co-host Avram Piltch and his segment, the Piltch Point. He'll talk about PC builds and what is the best bang for your buck. Show Notes: "Burnt Hair" Netflix to build a studio in NJ Apple reportedly withholding benefits L'Eggo, My Egg Nog From F5 Refreshing Technology: **Nifty Gifties** Surface Pro X Surface Studio 2 Surface Laptop 5 **Piltch Point** **Extra Life** The Final Fantasy series shuts down **News from the Tubes** Amazon's prototype internet satellites **DRM Not Included** Netflix with ads

Yes, No, Maybe? #110

This week, Elon does an about-face, Tim Cook facetimes with the Pope, and Kim Kardashian is faced with a fine. Also, this is one of three special episodes as we are teaming up with F5 Refreshing Technology where we will have special content from their podcast in each of the episodes including F5 Refreshing Technolgys co-host Avram Piltch and his segment the Piltch Point and he takes an early deep dive on the upcoming Amazon Prime Day Early Access this week. Show Notes: Elon Musk wants to buy Twitter Tim Cook meets with the Pope Kim Kardashian settles with the SEC Folding smartphone's market share From F5 Refreshing Technology **Nifty Gifties** CES could attract 100,000 people **Piltch Point** Amazon Prime Early Access **Extra Life** Randy Orton wins a case **News from the Tubes** Ransomware Attack *DRM Not Included YouTube is some users to purchase Premium to watch 4K

Elon gets a win?! #109

This week, Elon gets a win, the NTSB wants tech in cars to prevent drunk driving, and Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon, oh my!! Show Notes: Twitter's court ruling All cars should come with tech to prevent drunk driving. Amazon to unveil new devices Apple's October event Microsoft's event Disney's CEO says he'd love to merge Hulu with Disney+ What's new on Paramount+ in October What's new on Netflix in October What's new on Amazon Prime in October A $3,000 tip on a $13.00 bill

Jack, here’s your bus! #108

This week, Elon throws Jack Dorsey under the bus, Moviepass is not throwing in the towel just yet, and a Tesla owner gets a car key chip implant in his hand Show Notes: Elon Musk subpoenas Jack Dorsey Twitter whistleblower MoviePass is back A Tesla owner gets a car key chip implant in his hand IMDB's Time Machine What's new on Hulu in September An Uber driver hailed a hero


Elon is getting what he wants! #107

This week, Walmart is getting Paramount, Elon is getting what he wants, and there will be a Ring doorbell tv show. Show Notes: Walmart and Paramount+ Judge orders Twitter to give Elon Musk documents Ring TV Show Airbnb's "new anti-part technology." All-electric robotaxi service in Las Vegas Apple event on September 7th Streaming viewership surpasses cable Netflix's ad-supported plan Hard drives crash when playing "Rhythm Nation."


BattleBots: The Twitter Edition #106

This week, Elon Musk wants to have a debate about bots, Amazon buys iRobot for billions, and a mom is suing Facebook. Also, this week, Avram Pilch, co-host of F5 Refreshing Technology, joined us, but due to technical issues, he could not stay on the podcast. We will definitely have him back on a future episode. And our podcast is a People's Choice Podcast Award nominee in the This Week In Tech Technology category, Kirk and Scott would like to thank all of our listeners and viewers for voting for us! Also huge thank you to Geek News Central and its host Todd Cochrane for allowing us to be a partner show on the homepage of So please be sure to keep your fingers crossed to find out if we won the award. We won't know who will win till next month, so be sure to keep an eye out on our social media feeds, and we will keep you all posted if we get the win! So again, thank you all for your support by listening to or watching the weekly episode on YouTube, and if you are not already subscribed to the podcast, we can be found on your favorite podcast even better, be sure to like and subscribe to our YouTube channel, which can be found under GNC Week In Review. Show Notes: Elon Musk challenges Twitter CEO to a debate Amazon to acquire iRobot A mom is suing Facebook AT&T's $14 million settlement Apple's next iPhone might be expensive The Right Stuff Walmart may bundle with a streaming service You can get paid $1,000 to taste and rate Trader Joe's foods


Tesla’s Bed is Burning! #105

This week, Elon Musk says Tesla is losing billons, billons of credentials are for sale on the dark web and there is something from nothing and it’s not coming to the United States Show Notes: Tesla losing billions Billions of credentials for sale on the dark web The Nothing phone will not come to the US eBay acquires an NFT marketplace You can pay for your Lyft with cash Netflix lays off 300 more employees What's new on Hulu in July What's new on Netflix in July Kidnapped woman rescued after seeking help from a GrubHub order


What happened to Netflix? #104

This week, Tesla is doing well, Netflix is not doing so well and after a month of streaming on-air, CNN+ is shutting down. Show Notes: Tesla Q1 Netflix reported a loss of subscribers CNN+ is shutting down HBO Max Q1 Apple Store workers in Atlanta file for a union election The global smartphone market in Q1 Amazon hit with more lawsuits Sony plans to put ads in games Disney+ glitch Electric chopsticks Don't forget about our giveaway where one winner can win CES swag, TPN merch, and a goodie bag from our previous special guest Shannon Morse which can be found here Also Plughitz Live is trying to learn about its audience and they are doing a survey, it only takes 60 seconds to fill out and someone can win a CES prize pack. To fill out the survey can be found here


Elon, what you are doing?? #103

This week on this special episode, Elon Musk buys into Twitter, Comcast wants a man to pay $19,000 and the State Department is adding a new we welcome a special guest... Shannon Morse to the podcast! Also to celebrate having her on the podcast, we are going to have a supersized giveaway with some prizes! Details on this episode, so please be sure to take a listen! Subscribe to Shannon on YouTube: Follow her on Twitter: Support her work: Patreon: Buy her a Coffee: Show Notes: Elon Musk owns 9.2% of Twitter Comcast wants a man to pay $19,000 State Department's new bureau Mailchimp breach Star Trek NFT Activision Blizzard gives QA testers full-time jobs and a pay raise Amazon is planning to appeal Staten Island's victory RoboBurger


Are CD’s still a thing? #102

This week, Google’s getting sued, Amazon gets MGM, and who knew CDs are still a thing! Show Notes: Google is getting sued Amazon acquires MGM CD sales rose Netflix wants you to pay for sharing your password Verizon makes Fios free for low-income households Pete Davidson will not be on the next Blue Origin flight Tesla employee fired Amazon drivers staged a protest Russian try selling Big Macs


Amazon Ambassadors are silly to me! #101

This week, Samsung is setting a standard, 4 AG's are suing Google and John Stankey says to its competitors, "Go ahead and raise your prices." Show Notes: Samsung's next Unpacked event Google is being sued John Stankey suggests Netflix's price hike is great news for HBO Max Amazon Ambassadors no longer on Twitter HBO Max Q4 Apple obtains restraining order against a woman Reddit tests allowing users to set any NFT as their profile picture Verizon Q4 The SAT will now be digital Warner Music Group is building a "musical theme park" in the metaverse Minnie Mouse now wears a pantsuit And don't forget about our CES swag/TPN merch giveaway to enter is here


Our 100th Episode! #100

This week, Microsoft buys Activision for billons, Apple balloons its market share in the smartphone market and the CEO of Airbnb is living in Airbnb plus we'll recap on all that went down from CES 2022 Show Notes: Microsoft buys Blizzard Apple retakes top spot in Q4 2021 CEO of Airbnb will live on the platform Apple's rumored mixed reality headset could be priced over $2,000 Pichai and Zuckerberg personally oversaw an illegal deal Democrats unveil bill to ban online "surveillance advertising" Amazon is being sued Galaxy S22 Ultra Cracker Barrel ordered to pay $9.4 million to a customer in a lawsuit I wanted to give a big thank you to Todd Cochrane for allowing me to have my own podcast and to be a part of the Tech Podcast Network as well as a partner with Geek News Central where this podcast is modeled from. Also, I want to give a big thanks to Scott for coming on the podcast as my co-host where he brings a lot to the table by dissecting the tech news with me and having a lot of fun on the episodes and I cannot imagine having a podcast without him. And lastly, I along with Scott wanted to say thank you to all of the viewers and subscribers to the podcast, without all of you, this podcast would not have happened. KIrk To celebrate our 100th episode, we are going to have a giveaway where we are going to select 2 winners to get some cool swag also some TPN merch, to enter head over here


CES 2022 Preview #099

This week is a special GNC Week In Review as we are going to give a special early preview of our live coverage of CES 2022 from Las Vegas! And this is our last episode for the year, Chris Jordan from the Talking Sounds Podcast is our guest and he'll join us on this special episode discussing past CES's and what we will see at CES 2022 As we are less than 2 weeks away from CES 2022 and GNC Week In Review along with the Tech Podcasts Network will be heading to Las Vegas for live coverage of CES 2022, covering all of the action of the latest tech and what better way to support the Tech Podcasts Network by scoring some merch, you will support us and you can get some cool stuff! It's a win-win! So check it out here to this link. Also be sure to follow along on the GNC Week In Review YouTube channel with behind the scenes of CES 2022 from the studio, the show floor, and more. Scott and Kirk will be back on January 14th, 2022 with episode 100 and there will be a lot of changes that you will all see from a new logo, intro music, and a lot more. As always big thank you all to all of the listeners and viewers of the podcast this past year and we all hope that you all stay on the ride as bigger and better things come. We hope you all have a great holiday season and a happy and healthy 2022!


Problems with the Pixels #098

This week, the Pixel 6 has problems, Boost Mobile introduces their Carrier Crusher plan, and guess who else doesn’t like the removal of the YouTube dislike button? Show Notes: Problems with battery life on the Google Pixel 6 Problems with the fingerprint scanner on the Google Pixel 6 Boost Mobile's Carrier Crusher Plan Starbucks team up with Amazon YouTube Co-Founder opposes the removal of the dislike button FCC and the National Suicide Prevention Hotline We read Twitter for entertainment T-Mobile says it hits in goal in 2021 with 5G Apple to begin do-it-yourself repair program for iPhones Walmart and Zipline Crypto collective firm loses bid Hulu launches a store Reeses giant peanut butter pie


Finally, everyone will have broadband?! #097

This week, Google was valued almost at $2 trillion dollars, Congress approves a broadband plan for billions and MoviePass is making a comeback? Show Notes: Google briefly hit a market cap of $2 trillion dollars Congress OKs 42 billion to deploy 100 Mbps broadband MoviePass may return in 2022 DOJ sues Uber Apple's original computer fetches $400,000 at auction YouTube says will be hiding public dislike counts Samsung's display chief's call to action on climate change Most Americans now aware of cryptocurrency You shall not pinch to zoom Disney+ Q4 Arby's 80-proof fry flavored vodka


New MacBook’s, new Pixels and more oh my! #096

This week, Apple unleashes its MacBook’s, Google shows off its new Pixels and Facebook possibly is changing their name Show Notes: Apple's Unleashed Event Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro Facebook reportedly changing their name CFPB probes Apple, Google, and others over payment systems Walgreens deploy drones AT&T 3Q Verizon 3Q Comcast XClass TV New union deal for streaming production crews Netflix says 142 million households watched "Squid Games" What's new on Netflix in November 2021