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Elon Musk Confirms Starlink Mini Dish: Affordable, Portable, and Powerful #1749

6/21/2024
Elon Musk has confirmed the release of a new Starlink Mini dish, which will be half the price of the standard model and easily portable in a backpack. Despite its smaller size, the Mini dish promises speeds up to 100 Mbps with 23ms latency. Priced between $250-300, it will be available in select areas soon. … Continue reading Elon Musk Confirms Starlink Mini Dish: Affordable, Portable, and Powerful #1749 → The post Elon Musk Confirms Starlink Mini Dish: Affordable, Portable, and Powerful #1749 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:43:26

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US Congress Pushes for DJI Drone Ban Amid CCP Spying Concerns #1748

6/17/2024
DJI, a major drone manufacturer, may soon face a ban in the US as the Countering CCP Drones Act progresses through Congress. This bill, driven by concerns about Chinese Communist Party spying, aims to limit Chinese-built technology in the US market. DJI, holding 70% of the US drone market, has been recognized for its superior … Continue reading US Congress Pushes for DJI Drone Ban Amid CCP Spying Concerns #1748 → The post US Congress Pushes for DJI Drone Ban Amid CCP Spying Concerns #1748 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:34:28

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GDPR vs Google: Privacy Sandbox Under Fire #1747

6/14/2024
Privacy campaigner noyb has filed a GDPR complaint against Google’s Privacy Sandbox, alleging it results in unwanted tracking. Despite being introduced to eliminate third-party cookies, the Privacy Sandbox tracks users within the browser. Noyb claims Google’s implementation lacks informed consent and misleads users into enabling first-party tracking under the guise of privacy protection. Google’s stance … Continue reading GDPR vs Google: Privacy Sandbox Under Fire #1747 → The post GDPR vs Google: Privacy Sandbox Under Fire #1747 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:42:25

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Apple Unveils macOS 15 Sequoia with AI Features #1746

6/11/2024
Apple announced the macOS 15 Sequoia at WWDC 2024, featuring the Apple Intelligence AI suite, iPhone mirroring, and Continuity updates. The new OS introduces automatic window tiling, a cross-platform Passwords app, and enhanced Safari features. macOS Sequoia is compatible with Apple Silicon and select Intel-based Macs Subscribe to the Newsletter. Join the Chat @ GeekNews.Chat … Continue reading Apple Unveils macOS 15 Sequoia with AI Features #1746 → The post Apple Unveils macOS 15 Sequoia with AI Features #1746 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:48:33

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SpaceX Starship Achieves Major Milestone! #1745

6/7/2024
SpaceX’s Starship rocket completed its first successful full test flight, returning to Earth without exploding. Standing nearly 400 feet tall, this marked the fourth launch and the longest flight of the world’s largest and most powerful rocket. Despite some damage and the loss of tiles, the spacecraft managed a controlled splashdown in the Indian Ocean … Continue reading SpaceX Starship Achieves Major Milestone! #1745 → The post SpaceX Starship Achieves Major Milestone! #1745 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:48:12

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Forced to Vacate Studio #1744

6/4/2024
After operating Geek News Central for the past five years from the current studio, I was forced to vacate the space I’d called home for so long. About 18 months ago, The Mint, a weed shop, moved in next door, and while it wasn’t without its quirks—like the morning aroma of weed in my kitchen … Continue reading Forced to Vacate Studio #1744 → The post Forced to Vacate Studio #1744 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:12:17

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Exploring Google I/O 2024: The Future of Search, AI, and Android #1743

5/16/2024
Google I/O 2024 introduced significant advancements in AI with the new Gemini 1.5 Flash, which can efficiently handle high-volume tasks. Enhancements in Gemini Nano and the debut of Project Astra highlight multimodal capabilities, allowing interaction through text, images, and spoken language. The event also showcased Imagen 3 for photorealistic image generation and Veo for high-quality … Continue reading Exploring Google I/O 2024: The Future of Search, AI, and Android #1743 → The post Exploring Google I/O 2024: The Future of Search, AI, and Android #1743 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:58:27

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Exploring OpenAI’s GPT-4o: A Leap in AI Technology #1742

5/13/2024
In this episode of Geek News Central, hosted by Todd Cochrane, the primary focus is the latest release from OpenAI, the GPT-4o model, which enhances text, vision, and audio functionalities. Todd starts the episode by discussing the features of GPT-4o, which include improvements in API access, cost efficiency, and the introduction of a more interactive … Continue reading Exploring OpenAI’s GPT-4o: A Leap in AI Technology #1742 → The post Exploring OpenAI’s GPT-4o: A Leap in AI Technology #1742 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:53:43

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High-Speed Space Data Transmission #1741

4/29/2024
NASA’s Psyche spacecraft, equipped with Deep Space Optical Communications technology, has achieved a groundbreaking milestone by successfully transmitting data from over 140 million miles away using space lasers. This achievement, which included sending ultra-high-definition video and engineering data at unprecedented speeds, marks a significant advancement in deep-space communication technologies. Such capabilities pave the way for … Continue reading High-Speed Space Data Transmission #1741 → The post High-Speed Space Data Transmission #1741 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:47:20

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ByteDance Prefers Shutdown to Selling TikTok #1740

4/25/2024
ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of TikTok, has expressed a preference for shutting down its TikTok app in the U.S. if forced to divest rather than sell it. This stance stems from the importance of the app’s core algorithms to ByteDance’s global operations. Despite TikTok’s substantial user base in the U.S., it represents only a … Continue reading ByteDance Prefers Shutdown to Selling TikTok #1740 → The post ByteDance Prefers Shutdown to Selling TikTok #1740 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:01:01:04

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Discord CEO Jason Citron on Shaping a More Intimate Internet #1739

4/22/2024
Jason Citron, CEO of Discord, explores the platform’s unique position in the online world. Unlike traditional social networks, Discord offers a private space for communities centered around shared interests like gaming, AI, and fandoms. Citron discusses Discord’s shift from voice chat to a comprehensive social hub, emphasizing a future focused on intimate, community-driven experiences. He … Continue reading Discord CEO Jason Citron on Shaping a More Intimate Internet #1739 → The post Discord CEO Jason Citron on Shaping a More Intimate Internet #1739 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:49:42

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Meta Unveils Llama 3 AI: Let the AI Race Begin #1738

4/18/2024
Meta has launched a significant update to its AI platform, Meta AI, now powered by the open-source Llama 3 large language model. This upgrade introduces broader functionality and integration across Meta’s products, including Instagram, Messenger, Facebook feeds, and WhatsApp, along with a new dedicated web portal. Subscribe to the Newsletter. Join the Chat @ GeekNews.Chat … Continue reading Meta Unveils Llama 3 AI: Let the AI Race Begin #1738 → The post Meta Unveils Llama 3 AI: Let the AI Race Begin #1738 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:47:13

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FISA Section 702 Renewal Continues Warrantless Surveillance #1737

4/15/2024
Last week, the U.S. Congress faced intense debates over the reauthorization of FISA Section 702, which allows indirect surveillance of American citizens without a warrant. The controversy peaked when a proposed amendment to mandate warrants for such surveillance failed in a 212-212 vote. Despite significant opposition and a temporary block by a bipartisan coalition, the … Continue reading FISA Section 702 Renewal Continues Warrantless Surveillance #1737 → The post FISA Section 702 Renewal Continues Warrantless Surveillance #1737 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:39:51

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Microsoft’s AI Revolution: Integrating AI into Every PC by 2024 #1736

4/11/2024
Microsoft is gearing up to unveil a series of groundbreaking AI tools for PCs and the cloud at its Build conference in May. With a vision to integrate AI into every PC by 2024, the company will showcase advancements such as the Advanced Paste feature, new AI capabilities for Windows applications, and safety enhancements for … Continue reading Microsoft’s AI Revolution: Integrating AI into Every PC by 2024 #1736 → The post Microsoft’s AI Revolution: Integrating AI into Every PC by 2024 #1736 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:50:36

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American Privacy Rights Act a Step in the Right Direction #1735

4/8/2024
In a significant bipartisan effort, Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) have introduced the American Privacy Rights Act, aiming to break the deadlock in Congress over data privacy protections. This landmark proposal offers consumers new rights over personal information, including the ability to correct, delete, or export their data and opt out … Continue reading American Privacy Rights Act a Step in the Right Direction #1735 → The post American Privacy Rights Act a Step in the Right Direction #1735 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:53:59

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Google Phases Out Early Nest and Dropcam Models #1734

4/4/2024
Google announced the discontinuation of support for early Dropcam, Dropcam Pro, and Nest Secure models, rendering these devices largely inoperable on April 8. To assist users in transitioning, Google offers a complimentary Nest camera for Nest Aware subscribers or a 50% discount on a new Nest camera for non-subscribers. Dropcam and Dropcam Pro users will … Continue reading Google Phases Out Early Nest and Dropcam Models #1734 → The post Google Phases Out Early Nest and Dropcam Models #1734 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:44:39

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Perplexity Ads Meet AI: The New Frontier in Search #1733

4/1/2024
Perplexity, an AI search engine rivaling Google and backed by prominent investors including Jeff Bezos, is set to introduce advertising in its platform. The company, boasting a significant $73.6 million in Series B funding, plans to embed native ads within the related questions section of its search responses. This move comes as publishers adjust their … Continue reading Perplexity Ads Meet AI: The New Frontier in Search #1733 → The post Perplexity Ads Meet AI: The New Frontier in Search #1733 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:42:40

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Unlock Your Podcast’s Potential with Blubrry PAI: The Ultimate AI Assistant #1732

3/21/2024
Blubrry introduces the revolutionary Blubrry Podcast AI Assistant (Blubrry PAI), designed to streamline and enhance every aspect of podcast production and promotion. With features such as AI-driven planning, integrated production tools, and automated social media and email promotion capabilities, Blubrry PAI promises to alleviate common podcasting challenges. This comprehensive toolset allows podcasters to create better … Continue reading Unlock Your Podcast’s Potential with Blubrry PAI: The Ultimate AI Assistant #1732 → The post Unlock Your Podcast’s Potential with Blubrry PAI: The Ultimate AI Assistant #1732 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:52:45

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Vid2Pod: Transform YouTube Playlists into a Podcast! #1731

3/18/2024
Vid2Pod by Blubrry Podcasting offers an innovative solution for YouTube creators aiming to extend their content’s reach by effortlessly converting video playlists into high-quality audio podcasts. This new service by Blubrry podcasting is a boon for video-first creators, enabling them to tap into a new audience and ensure their content is accessible across all major … Continue reading Vid2Pod: Transform YouTube Playlists into a Podcast! #1731 → The post Vid2Pod: Transform YouTube Playlists into a Podcast! #1731 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:51:09

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SpaceX’s Starship Achieves Orbital Velocity in Historic Test Flight #1730

3/14/2024
In a momentous event, SpaceX’s colossal Starship, the world’s largest and most powerful rocket, achieved orbital speed for the first time today. This significant milestone occurred during its third test flight, marking a historic day for SpaceX and space exploration enthusiasts. Despite not completing its intended splashdown, the test was deemed successful as it accomplished … Continue reading SpaceX’s Starship Achieves Orbital Velocity in Historic Test Flight #1730 → The post SpaceX’s Starship Achieves Orbital Velocity in Historic Test Flight #1730 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:59:57