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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

Artemis 1 ready for next Tuesday #1623

9/22/2022
Artemis 1 appears to finally have its leaks fixed and will potentially be able to launch on its third attempt next Tuesday. We will see if our US tax dollars can get this beast off the pad and into space. If so, NASA will be able to redeem itself after being made look like fools the past month or so. The post Artemis 1 ready for next Tuesday #1623 appeared first on Geek News Central.

YouTube Increases Ad Load #1622

9/15/2022
YouTube has increased the number of ads viewers endure to unprecedented numbers. Some of them are as short as six seconds, with many ads across programming unable to be skipped, and viewers are not happy. This is one reason why I pay for an ad-free YouTuber experience. How many ads are you being forced to watch on my YouTube channel? The post YouTube Increases Ad Load #1622 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Blue Origin Capsule Safely Escapes #1621

9/12/2022
Blue Origin Capsule Safely Escapes after the main stage suffered an anomaly. This was an uncrewed flight, but the systems worked as advertised, the capsule was fully recovered The post Blue Origin Capsule Safely Escapes #1621 appeared first on Geek News Central.

FCC to release Detailed ISP Maps #1620

9/8/2022
The FCC is finally on course to release ISP coverage maps down to specific addresses and the speeds obtained at that address. This will finally lay out the digital divide and show how screwed those in rural America are. I cannot wait to see this data and compare it to ground truth in November. The post FCC to release Detailed ISP Maps #1620 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Streaming Surpasses Cable Viewing #1619

8/18/2022
Streaming has surpassed cable viewing for the first time, and in my opinion, the days of cable operators being in control are near the end. Netflix and YouTube made up the majority of the streaming percentages. People are tired of paying ridiculous sums for television services. The post Streaming Surpasses Cable Viewing #1619 appeared first on Geek News Central.

California may keep Last Nuclear Power Plant #1618

8/15/2022
California may keep the Last Nuclear Power Plant as it will have difficulty meeting its carbon emission goals. Imagine that nuclear power making sense as it has for evermore. We will have millions of dead batteries, but what're a few radioactive pellets? It seems to me that running Nuclear for another 20 years would be much cheaper. The post California may keep Last Nuclear Power Plant #1618 appeared first on Geek News Central.

FCC rejects Starlink for rural internet access funds #1617

8/11/2022
The idiots at the FCC rejected Starlink for rural internet access funds saying the service was too experimental and still not proven. Someone over there needs to be forced to live out in the middle of nowhere and get stuck with no service as much of rural America is forced to deal with. Starlink has been instrumental in changing how and where I can now work. The post FCC rejects Starlink for rural internet access funds #1617 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Deepfakes Pose a Growing Danger #1616

8/8/2022
Deepfakes just lore five years ago are now on the rise and soon may increase at a greater rate as the technology behind them increases. Deepfakes in Audio are already very easily constructed and scary, considering you may have to defend yourself from things you did not say. Video is on the rise as well; not as easily done, but some deepfakes are quite convincing. The post Deepfakes Pose a Growing Danger #1616 appeared first on Geek News Central.

SpaceX has upgraded their Satellites but needs Starship #1615

8/1/2022
SpaceX has upgraded their Satellites but needs Starship to get them to orbit as the new Starlink antennas are bigger and heavier. So the pressure will mount for Elon Musk to get Starship headed to orbit and make it re-useable. Astronomers will be very happy with this, but many very bright Starlink satellites are still in orbit. The post SpaceX has upgraded their Satellites but needs Starship #1615 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:49:27

Discovery of new UEFI Rootkit is bad news! #1614

7/28/2022
The UEFI Rootkit that has been discovered has been in the wild since 2016, with it only now being discovered is an absolute disaster primarily at this point for Windows users! How something so sinister can go undetected for this long is a tragedy. We had some boosts to the show from the fountain podcast app thank you to those early adopters. The post Discovery of new UEFI Rootkit is bad news! #1614 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Download the Fountain Podcast App #1613

7/25/2022
The Fountain Podcast app is a new app that I have been using that allows me to earn money while listening to shows I love while at the same time being able to boost shows that I love with a small or large donation in the form of Boosts that allow me to give satoshis aka derivative of a bitcoin to shows. There is much tech news today, but check out the Fountain Podcast App that supports Podcast 2.0 initiatives. The post Download the Fountain Podcast App #1613 appeared first on Geek News...

Duration:00:49:46

Facebook considering allowing 5 profiles per account #1612

7/14/2022
Facebook considers each user to have up to 5 profiles per account. It has never made sense why I could not have a Geek News Central profile and a New Media Show profile. It just makes so much more sense to keep things separated. Let's hope they move forward with this. Also, I want to encourage you to support the show in the value for value model. Donate to the show or become a sustaining insider if you find the content valuable. The post Facebook considering allowing 5 profiles per account...

Duration:00:34:49

Experian has unacceptable security issues! #1611

7/11/2022
Experian, according to KrebsonSecurity, has an unacceptable security risk for nearly every person's credit monitoring that could be easily solved with MFA and some changes in how new accounts are created. But now they have a big gaping security hole that is being exploited. Experian has had a bad run of late with security issues, and they need to get a handle on it now. The post Experian has unacceptable security issues! #1611 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:39:39

FCC Get’s 90,000+ Comments from Starlink Customers #1610

7/7/2022
Starlink customers don't want their service interrupted by Dish and have filed 90,000+ comments with the FCC over the matter, including yours truly, who want to ensure that high-speed internet via Starlink remains. Many of the comments are similar to those I made as well. The post FCC Get’s 90,000+ Comments from Starlink Customers #1610 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:41:43

FCC Says Kill TikTok #1609

6/30/2022
The FCC says TikTok is a national security risk and it's time the app is banned from Apple and Android devices. This has come as a surprise as it's not a conservative majority asking for the removal. What will happen nobody knows. Also in today's show, the video format is evolving and if you have ideas I would love your input. The post FCC Says Kill TikTok #1609 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:42:45

Advertisements Coming to Netflix #1608

6/27/2022
Netflix has announced that Advertisements are coming and that there will be a new lower-priced plan offering that will allow viewers to get Netflix at a cheaper rate but be ad-supported. As they have lost over 200,000 subscribers last quarter this is likely an attempt to shore up the bottom line. The post Advertisements Coming to Netflix #1608 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:43:22

Crypto Chaos with Crypto Lending! #1607

6/20/2022
Absolute crypto chaos with crypto lending companies not letting account holders withdraw their crypto. Crypto it seems is now tied to the bigger financial market. Sadly what was supposed to be independent does not seem to be any longer with people freaking out the same way they do when the stock market drops. The post Crypto Chaos with Crypto Lending! #1607 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:49:22

Bill Gates says NFTs are for Fools #1606

6/16/2022
Bill Gates says NFTs are for Fools and I think I completely agree with him. The more I learn about NFTs the more I think it's the most modern-day Ponzi scheme in existence. If you have money to literally burn then send it my way before you buy an NFT it will go to tangible use. The post Bill Gates says NFTs are for Fools #1606 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:46:21

Voyager Mystery #1605

6/13/2022
Voyager 1 has data issues it does not seem to know where it is. The challenge is talking to the spacecraft which is 14.5 billion miles away and messaging is a 2-3 day turnaround. It's not the end but NASA has its work cut out to get Voyager back on track. The post Voyager Mystery #1605 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:44:36

NASA to Study UFO’s! #1604

6/9/2022
NASA says they are forming a task force to study UFOs and that they will release all of the findings. I honestly don't believe that they will. They say they do not believe UFOs are extraterrestrial but whatever they are, are a national security threat. We will see what the release as I doubt we will ever know the truth. The post NASA to Study UFO’s! #1604 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Duration:00:44:32