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SIM Hijacking #1301 - Geek News Central (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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1300 Episodes Anniversary Special - Geek News Central (Jul 20th, 2018)

1300 Episodes Anniversary Special. Had two big events today, so a little different format for this anniversary show. Please enjoy as I take you on a trip down memory lane. Lots of ground gets covered here and the Ohana gets a big shout out. GeekNews.Chat (Mastodon) My New Personal YouTube Channel Geek News Central Facebook … Continue reading 1300 Episodes Anniversary Special


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Amazon Prime Day Fail #1299 - Geek News Central (Jul 17th, 2018)

Amazon Prime Day started with a massive failure for at least six hours the site was unresponsive and although I personally did not miss out on any deals a lot of people did. As we head into show 1300 on the next episode we have some mini-giveaway so listen to the show and be sure to email in your thoughts and commentary on the podcast to date. I am very pleased very few shows have made it to 1300 episodes.

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Nintendo NES Classic #1298 - Geek News Central (Jul 13th, 2018)

Great news the Nintendo NES Classic is available in massive quantities. I advanced ordered mine tonight with no issue, we will see if I actually get one this time. Plus as great deal on some external SSD drives that were a bit to hard to pass up. Also I have a Mac Mini of 7 years on it’s last legs (maybe) I give you and update on that plus all the tech news of the day.

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Alexa in the Toilet #1297 - Geek News Central (Jul 10th, 2018)

There is no escape from Technology surveys show that people want an Alexa device with them in the bathroom for automation and provide some company with them when they are doing their business. I don’t get it the bathroom is the only place and specifically the shower where I can think. Somehow tonight Facebook live was not initiating. I will be testing to find out what has happened.

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Apple App Store at 10 Years #1296 - Geek News Central (Jul 6th, 2018)

The Apple App Store turns 10 next week and Apple has released some early anniversary data. July is a big anniversary month for podcasting as well as July 9th, 2005 Apple added podcasting to Apple iTunes which now has been replaced by Apple Podcasts. July is always a big month for the Apple team in way of milestones.

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Tesla Builds Cars in Tents #1295 - Geek News Central (Jul 3rd, 2018)

Tesla Builds Cars in Tents is the most remarkable thing I have read in some time. Totally amazing to me that they were willing to think that far out of the box to put a car production facility under a commercial tent structure. They had to do this to hit the 5000 cars per week quota they needed to hit. That story and many more on today’s show, back into the battle rhythm here.

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Back in the Saddle #1294 - Geek News Central (Jun 29th, 2018)

Feels great to be back in the saddle here after my time off. Big thanks to Kirk for guest hosting while I was out, I also want to thank the Ohana for their listener feedback to Kirk. He had big shoes to fill with three in a row while I was out. I had a great break and will have more to share later. All is well and on with the show.

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Apple-Palooza! #1293 - Geek News Central (Jun 26th, 2018)

This is the last day for me in the guest host chair while Todd is away on vacation. He will back in the studio for Thursday’s episode of the GNC podcast 8pm HST/1 am EDT. On the past Thursday’s episode, a lot of Google news was on tap. Today’s episode, a lot of Apple news!



* Moto G6 Play vs Moto E5 Plus

* Han Solo Star Wars Blaster sells for $550,000 at auction

* This discounted DEWALT combo kit

* What’s coming and going from Netflix this week

* Samsung may release 3 Galaxy S10 models

* Microsoft l...

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Google-Palooza! #1292 - Geek News Central (Jun 22nd, 2018)

Hello everyone, Todd is still away on vacation and will be back in the studio next week. On today’s episode on what’s going in the world of tech; the AT&T/Time Warner merger is a done deal and while Verizon recently has introduced another unlimited plan, AT&T is offering their latest unlimited plans.



* These are all of the Moto phones Motorola is releasing in 2018

* Best Android Phones under $400.00

* Google is sending out promo codes for 15% off the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

* Google celebr...

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E3 2018 #1291 - Geek News Central (Jun 18th, 2018)

Hi everyone, Kirk here filling in for Todd while he is on a well deserved vacation for the next week and a half. He will back on Thursday June 28th.I got lot of tech news today to share and now my audio levels is sounding a lot better and will be going forward.



* Four new ways to save data with Datally

* Boy breaks $132,000 art

* Sell your gadgets with Decluttr

* The Sidekick remote control

* How much do you spend on groceries? 

* The best iPhone camera apps

* Best photo editor for your Chromebook

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Uber Scams #1290 - Geek News Central (Jun 15th, 2018)

Uber has been figuring out how cybercriminals are scamming their them using GPS spoofing and a huge number of techniques to launder money from stolen credit cards. It is quite a fascinating read on what the cybercriminals have been doing. Ok, folks, you’re in Kirks hands for the next three shows. I have him trained up on Audio leveling so his shows should be dialed in Audio wise.

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Yahoo Messenger to be Shut down #1289 - Geek News Central (Jun 12th, 2018)

Yahoo Messenger is to be shut down on July 17th marking a 20-year run when it competed with likes of ICQ. What happened to ICQ anyway? I give you the folks the lowdown on what is happening here and so far the feedback from everyone has been happy with the slightly shorter shows. I also talk about my upcoming travel and my concern for the Ohana on getting help if they need it.

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Amazon 4k Fire TV #1288 - Geek News Central (Jun 8th, 2018)

The Amazon 4k Fire TV is not available for those of your that are looking to get as much 4k content as possible. My bedroom TV is not 4k so until I upgrade I see no reason to get the cube. Plus a lot of other tech news in the space today. I talk about my upcoming schedule and whats been happening.

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* US Postal Service offers passport to travel

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Apple WWDC #1287 - Geek News Central (Jun 5th, 2018)

The tech news is dominated by the Apple WWDC conference and all the announcements. A little underwhelming to be honest with you but there are some good changes and updates coming especially for Apple Watch users. An update and a rant on some things going on but otherwise all good here in Geek land. Be sure to join our new chat room and hang out with all the cool kids.

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Amazon Counterfeit’s #1286 - Geek News Central (Jun 1st, 2018)

Amazon Counterfeits are becoming a real problem with consumers getting ripped of and name brands loosing business. Over 56,000 items being sold were determined to be counterfeit. They need to fix this to not only protect consumers but to protect these name brands. Plus I talk about my current gym strategy and hitting the wall like a rock today.

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Alexa Spying #1285 - Geek News Central (May 25th, 2018)

Back in the saddle and I get you all caught up on what is happening and has happened over the past week. Truly amazing story tonight on what happened to a family in Portland and their Amazon Alexa device that was spying / recording what they had to say and sending it to someone in their contact list.

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Leaks, leaks and more leaks! #1284 - Geek News Central (May 22nd, 2018)

Hi there everyone, this would be my last day filling in for Todd while he is heading back home from meeting with his team down in Columbus Ohio. Well last week, websites were hacked and GPS locations exposed. In the news today…customers information exposed via leaks.



* Apple drops to #4 spot

* T-Mobile

* Sonos now offering discounted speaker and turntable sets 

* Apple quietly cuts price of its USB-C to Lighting cable 

* Google Photos

* Google Maps

* Comcast website bug leaks Xfinity customer data

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Real Time Location Data Strikes Again #1283 - Geek News Central (May 17th, 2018)

Hi everyone, Kirk here filling in for Todd while he is away down with his team in Ohio.for tonight’s and Monday’s episode of the Geek News Central Podcast. On Monday’s episode Todd talked about phone carriers selling location data and now there is a website where leaked real time location on cell phones!



* Rid your car of its winter grime

* Find lost keys and phones with the KeySmart Pro

* Best Android launchers

* Do not disturb while driving

* Sprint adds a new unlimited plan for seniors 

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Phone Carriers Selling Real Time Location Data #1282 - Geek News Central (May 15th, 2018)

Phone Carriers have been selling your real-time location data to at least a few companies for years, in a bombshell report that has everyone scratching their head how is this even possible. Only coming to light after a now-fired Sherrif used the data illegally. Turns out cell companies can sell your location data to private companies but require a warrant from the government. Simply amazed that this can be abused. Kirk will be hosting the next two shows as I head to Colombus for my teams annu...

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