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Will they Abandon the ISS #1320 (Oct 12th, 2018)

Will NASA Abandon the ISS due to the failed Soyuz launch today that resulted in a ballistic re-entry for the Cosmonaut and Astronaut aboard? There is real pressure here as the current occupants need to depart the ISS by January as the Soyuz vehicle at the station will no longer be viable after that. As a reminder, the show will be off next week and I dig into some future plans that I want you all to be aware of.

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Is Apple and Amazon Covering Six? – #1319 (Oct 9th, 2018)

I truly believe that Apple and Amazon are covering six on this hardware hack. My speculation is that they have been told you shall keep your mouth shut at all cost we don’t care if you lie to the public. This is too big and will cause global economic chaos and disrupt business for years. I truly think Bloomberg got it right. My intuition on this kind of stuff has me thinking this is the biggest digital hardware hacking cover-up ever. I do not believe. Lot’s of stories.

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Chinese Hardware Hack of a Lifetime #1318 (Oct 5th, 2018)

The Chinese have pulled off the Hardware Hack of a Lifetime. If what is being reported by Bloomberg is true than this is truly and incredible hack. So much so that it should set every American back in there seat and truly ask if we can trust Phones, Computers, Tablets, Routers you name it any electronic product coming out of China. Is this an act of War? If proven to be true this has the potential to be the biggest industrial, government, military hack ever. One really needs to take the time ...

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Streaming Maniac #1317 (Oct 2nd, 2018)

I have been a streaming maniac for the past couple of days. I have learned one thing that Wowza Cloud has huge ongoing issues streaming to YouTube but it seems that it does just fine at any other of the live streaming locations I have been using. I am really pleased with the live streaming to twitter. The challenge remains to get all the streams up and running which takes a few minutes as I am launching the show.

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Elon Musk Trouble with SEC #1316 (Sep 28th, 2018)

Elon Musk is in real trouble with the SEC. There are two organizations you don’t ever want to have to go answer to the IRS and SEC both of them can make your life a living hell. Elon is about to have his hands full and will be lucky when it is all over if he is still in charge of the company. I have mentioned in a previous show that we need to keep an eye on him. One thing the government loves is targeting big companies. Especially when they cost the investors money.

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Chrome 69 Privacy Issues #1315 (Sep 25th, 2018)

Chrome 69 opens up a quagmire of possible privacy issues without Google really explaining why they are logging users into the browser now by default. As one columnist said trust is not a renewable resource. Our online privacy continues to be whacked away little but little yet nothing is being done to protect consumers and we will soon reach if we have not already a tipping point. I continue to experiment with the new streaming setup and so far minus a few hiccups, the system seems to be doing...

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70 New Amazon Alexa Announcements #1314 (Sep 21st, 2018)

Today Amazon announced over 70 new Alexa related announcements with a whole stack of new devices and refreshes. You can tell that Amazon Alexa and the entire team there is serious about making these platform stick. The sheer number of devices gives Amazon an amazing head start.

Today’s show is unique I introduced a brand new live show deployment system that had the podcast being simulcast on 6 different locations including Twitter. Next show we will add one more live deployment space and that ...

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Amazon Reviews Removed by Bribe? #1313 (Sep 18th, 2018)

Amazon Reviews apparently can be manipulated by a simple bribe. Goes to show you that Amazon is likely not paying their employees enough if a payment from $80 to $2000 can get sales reports, negative reviews removed and a whole bevy of nefarious things. Tonight I cover that and other top stories and lay out some re-involvement I am going to have in the content of the website. It is time my voice was back on the front page of the website along with my writing team. Lots more to come here as I ...

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Where is Larry Page #1312 – GNC (Sep 14th, 2018)

The big question some are asking is where is Larry Page. He seems to have really gone underground for a long time according to internal sources at Google. While not entirely true he is definitely not as engaged as he once was and in my opinion should the man not be deserving to do what he wants. He has built an empire only second in size to Apple and that’s saying a lot. Additionally, Apple did not have one more thing besides a phone, but they really got my attention of the Apple Watch Gen 4....

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Apple Announcements Revealed #1311 (Sep 11th, 2018)

I do a deep dive on the upcoming Apple Announcements on what will be revealed on Wednesday. We will see how close I and all the others weighing on predictions on this. I am hoping for a Mac Mini Pro as that would fit into some long-term planning I have here at Geek News Central. I am really excited about the new iPhones as I am due a refresh and will definitely be looking at a which phone to pick up. I have largely caught up on my backlog. So I will have some time to work on some new initiati...

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Mobile Carriers are Throttling Video #1310 (Sep 7th, 2018)

Did not take to long for the mobile carriers to start throttling video from Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime. It appears throttling to be gaining steam as all pretense of net neutrality are gone. I am happy to be back in the studio. As always I have a pile of work that never seems to get caught up on but hey that’s the life of a business owner. Very thankful for the work and business. Some updates on the GoDaddy promotion on the show as well today.

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Apple Phone Event #1309 (Aug 31st, 2018)

Apple phone event is on Sept 12th and we are expecting some new phone size entrances. Google is in the political firing line, and I hope I bring a civil conversation to a conversation that is percolating out there. Plus a pile of tech news. I also update all of you on some thoughts I have about CES 2019 and the plan for the coverage of the event.

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Uber’s Annoying Expansion #1308 (Aug 28th, 2018)

Sorry for no show on Thursday last week things went sideways for me making it impossible to do the show. We have added a few insiders to the podcast and I want to thank them for their support in our value for value programming. We want to encourage the audience in becoming insiders this is a great time to support the show and help me grow the content you love and enjoy.

Today I spend some time talking about what I consider to be an annoying expansion of Uber along with some hot topics to incl...

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Netflix Ads Between Episodes #1307 (Aug 21st, 2018)

Ok, folks, I am live as it can be from the great state of Texas. Heavily jet lagged and sugar-free Lime Red Bull takes me through the show production. Are you ready for commercials on Netflix? Nope, neither am I but that may be the future of Netflix. Let us hope not as that would seem to go against everything Netflix has going for it.

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Losers at MoviePass #1306 (Aug 17th, 2018)

In a desperate bid to stay in business MoviePass today dropped the hammer and further limited the viability of the service. It’s if they are asking users to abandon the service. The key for me was I could watch any movie I wanted on the schedule I wanted. Now they are dictating times which is annoying. They are not going to survive this you can only change the business model so many time. Ok, folks, I am on road for the next two weeks which means audio shows only. Off to Texas.

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Google Tracks your Location Always #1305 (Aug 14th, 2018)

Some very concerning information about Google location tracking has come out by the AP. You need to pay attention to this information if you are concerned about your location privacy. I also provide some links to how you can root out all the information that they have stored on you to get it cleaned up. Yes, they are tracking you with Location data turned off. Also, the GoDaddy Promo Codes are changing on September 1st. So if you want to take advantage of the deal now is the time.

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Senator Cries Wolf #1304 (Aug 10th, 2018)

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Censorship’s Slippery Slope #1303 (Aug 7th, 2018)

Over the past week, censorship has raised its head again and while I will not debate the decisions the companies made. I think it is a good time to re-enforce that freedom of speech in America is still protected. While I may hate what you say, and speak out about it. I also respect that you have the right to say it and understand that words have consequences. Companies have to protect their brands which is their right, the only thing we can ask of these companies is to apply banning and censo...

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Google’s Censored Search Engine for China #1302 (Aug 3rd, 2018)

What do you think about the revelation that Google is building search engine for China that supports the communist governments censorship rules. I don’t know about you but it irritates me greatly. Along with that a pretty incredible analogy that Facebook has weaponized social media, along with Twitter and instagram. I go on a bit of a rant tonight so hold on to your hats. If this one does not drive some email nothing will.

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SIM Hijacking #1301 (Jul 31st, 2018)

Did you know that your SIM card in your phone could be hijacked by those looking to steal your identity and all your login credentials? Get the scope herein todays show. I am very happy to be back from Philadelphia where I attended podcast movement and was heavily involved from three sessions to talking to podcasters. Plus frankly staying up way too late on a number of nites. Happy to be back with you.

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