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GNC-2012-05-01 #761 Listener Appreciation Month

Posted by geeknews at 1:01 AM on May 1, 2012

May will be the month of giveaways, listen to win. I also go into some of things that I have been doing which you are probably already aware to ensure the stability of the show for the long hall. Extended dialogue time on this show but with a hard hitting tech show as well.

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Show Notes:
Wind Generators and Global Warming?
Can’t trust the Tech Blogs!
Copyright is broke really bad.
Copyfraud and Trolls.
More Copyright Stupidity.
Harvard Battles Journal Costs.
Facebook likes not Protected Free Speech.
McCarthy is back at FBI!
Dotcom gets a bunch of his Money back.
Pirate Bay censored in U.K.
Hulu to require cable?
Backdoors Everywhere.
SETI to help Air Force?
Soyuz lands!
100 days to Mars Landing.
Time running out for Moores Law?
SiriusXM App Update not so good!
Microsoft dumps 300 million into Nook.
Fair Use is dead.
Digg to Washington Post?
Harley makes it from Japan.
Mirrorcase Kickstarter.
Paul Miller leaves the Net!
SpaceX test fire on pad?
Triggertrap.
Dish Hopper up to 6 channel record DVR.
Internet Speed down overall.
Bluetooth everywhere.
Skype Update on iOS.
www Turns 19.
Cloud Storage chart.

GNC-2012-03-08 #748 Apple TV Fail

Posted by geeknews at 5:30 PM on March 8, 2012

What the heck was Apple thinking. The Apple TV update was the weakest hardware update in Apple’s history. Lots of great tech today and luckily I do not dwell on the Apple news.

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GNC-2011-12-29 #733 Soapbox Time!

Posted by geeknews at 1:18 AM on December 30, 2011

Happy New Year, this is an epic show. For those of you that are long time supporters of the show thank your for your continued and ongoing support. For the Haters well I can’t say what I really want to say.

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GNC #704 New Media Models

Posted by geeknews at 1:19 AM on September 13, 2011

I talk about different podcast models and why there is room for multiple flavors in the space. I also share with you some personal info that I hope will help some of you that listen to the show. Lots of tech as usual!

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UK to Rewrite Copyright?

Posted by Andrew at 12:42 AM on August 2, 2011

Channel 4 News is reporting that the British Government will put forward changes to the UK’s archaic copyright laws on Wednesday. Format shifting for both music and video is expected to become legal as will sharing  with family. Parody works will gain protection.

The proposals will be announced by Vince Clarke Cable, Business Secretary on Wednesday, and while file sharing using peer-to-peer and similar technologies will remain illegal, the legalisation of format shifting will allow companies like Amazon and Google to offer online music services which store copies of the owner’s music collection. This is currently illegal under British law which is why none of the current offerings are available here.

The protection to parody works (spoof music videos) is also good news as several popular songs such as Newport State of Mind have struggled to stay on-line in the UK where parody doesn’t have the protection it might in the US.

Overall, very welcome news for consumers in the UK and fingers crossed that the proposals don’t get too watered down before they become law. More news on Wednesday.

GNC #692 Sweltering Hot!

Posted by geeknews at 8:41 PM on August 1, 2011

OMG is it hot here in Texas. A cool 114 degrees today and no relief in site. Shutting down the AC in my room to do the show was not so fun… Think I had some brain melt going on. New contest tonight listen and find out how you can win a Google TV!

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What is the Status of Internet2?

Show Links:
Five Reasons to get a Google TV!
Apple Jail breaker if a Fanboy.
ChairPack?
Direct TV Android Remote.
Google Patent Binge.
Gamer death and DVT.
Adobe Edge.
Ford Sync $295.00 Option.
1 Million Robots at Foxconn?
Apple TV Cloud and Vimeo.
800mbps from Lights.
Sonos Play: 3 Review.
Underdrad builds Largest Mi Solar Farm.
They got their man.
Browser Share for July.
Judge not Happy.
NASA cleanup of KSC and Cape.
O2 Molecules in Space Detected.
SpaceX to shoot for Mars.
Sales Tax – Tax Proposals.
Airbnb in Damage Control.
Firefox Future Design.
Foursquare to try Groupon Model?
Hot Dogs cause Cancer.
Creepy iPad Girl.
The Non Vulnerability.
Man Sleeping Bag..
Mag Lite Cover.
Vimeo Pro.
Androids you gotta Have.
T-Mobile Data Plan Change.
Never be a Friend of a Criminal.
ISP Pledge that will never happen.
Canadian Access Copyright.

Are We All Thieves?

Posted by tomwiles at 5:06 PM on July 17, 2011

The history of advancing technology is long littered with accusations of copyright infringement along with charges of outright thievery.

The problem seems to stem from ever-changing definitions of what comprises a song, a performance, or a book. Back in the days when the player piano was invented, musicians themselves seemed to define a song as a live performance. Hence, the spreading invention of mechanical player pianos and reproduced sheet music would somehow destroy music itself.

Of course, what actually happened was that rather than being destroyed, music was promoted and ultimately became more popular.

Music is not the piano rolls, nor is it vinyl records, audiocassettes, or CD’s. These are simply physical transmission mediums. It could also be equally argued that MP3 or other digital file formats are not the actual music either, though they are heavily intertwined.

Can’t we as consumers be honest? How is it that so many of us can think nothing of illegally downloading media, yet wouldn’t think of stealing a physical object without paying for it?

Those who continue to rationalize that it’s “okay” to illegally download copyrighted music, movies and other copyrighted materials are thieves. Would you enjoy having your stuff stolen? Are excuses popping up in your mind why wrong is right and right is wrong? If so, you failed the test. If you have to make an excuse to yourself or anyone else to justify your behavior, you are wrong. If you find yourself the victim of a thief, how can you then turn around and complain? Isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black?

The solution to the problem is easy. Get what you want by legitimately paying for it. If you don’t want to pay for it, don’t be a thief by stealing it.

On the other hand, if you don’t like the less-than-stellar behavior of certain media-production organizations, the solution is equally easy. Don’t consume their products. Turn them off. Pull the plug. The world won’t come to an end. You will survive. The age we live in is filled to the brim with alternative entertainment and information sources that make it possible to reduce or completely eliminate the need to consume copyrighted material, if that is your wish.

GNC #685 ISP’s to Police You

Posted by geeknews at 1:21 AM on July 8, 2011

I have a metric ton of tech to get through tonight all of it Tech Gold, the big news is the consortium to take your Internet Service away is you use P2P and download copyright materials. All backed by the administration. Wait till you here about new extradition considerations. I am quite incredulous over some of the news today. Important do not forget about the Space Shuttle launch if weather permits they launch today.

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Show Links:
Last Shuttle Countdown.
White House Celebrates 6 Strikes Agreement.
RIAA and MPAA Use Mob tactics on ISP’s
ISP’s Sell Out.
Get your Checkbook Out.
Mitnick Demos Phone Hack.
What Plus means for Others.
Amazon Music Competitive?
News of the World Shutdown.
Are you Connected?
Copyright reaches Insanity Level.
Round 10 Righthaven takes shot below belt.
Senate Bill 978 has YouTubers sweating the load.
Never delete Nothing.
Drop Box refines TOS.
Solar for all my Ohana.
Cable Resists Slingbox.
James Web Space Telescope DOA?
SB Nation versus Engadget?
Gmail Inbox Style.
Gmail inbox Sorting.
Google+ Businesses Stay Away for now..
Google+ Brands.
July 13th Apple Stores go Black.
FCC and Net Neutrality.
PTSN RIP by 2018?
Synthetic Organ Transplant.
25% Accidents caused by Gadgets.
Social Media Background Check.
Saturn’s Storms.
Flying Car is here.
Verizon and iPhone 4.
Skype 5.2 for Mac.
Facebook Video calling with Skype.
Photos from Facebook to Google+
YouTube gets update.
Don’t take picture of US Airways Employee.
LTE in Canada.
Citrix in Android.
iPhone 4 SLR Lenses Mount.
Anonymous wants revenge.
Lion Boot Drive.
App Store Injunction Declined.
Verizon to text you when that want more money.
Google Docs add Videos.
BitCoin Trademark Attempt.

GNC #684 Google+ Review

Posted by geeknews at 1:06 AM on July 1, 2011

I dig in deep and give you a inside look at Google+ along with a whole bunch of tech news on top. I also talk about some new initiatives I am working on that I am pretty excited to see where it leads. I am scouting for talent in Hawaii specifically details on the show.

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California Versus Amazon.
Flight Radio Book.
DNA Samples on Doggy Do Do?
Final Cut Pro X Comments on Conan.
Google Versus Facebook.

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Fav Google+ Fetaures.
Facebook Fear?
Google Hangouts.
FTC Targets Twitter?
Scanners not so Safe?
RightHaven our Lawyers are to Blame?
EU to sign ACTA?
New Scan of Bible?
PlayLater.
Gmail new Look.
Sony under Investigation?
Facebook Announcement Tease.
Net Neutrality Finally!
Full Tilt Poker Dead Pool.
4.5 Million Botnet.
Chickens Passed us some Genes.
ISP Cops.
GPS versus LightSquared.
WOW Neptune.
Paramount no Copying Props?
BT says No to MA.
Flipboard Updated.
Wireless Streaming PC to TV.
GPS that can Text.
Boxee to get Categories.
Office 365.
Google Calendar Update.
Hindenburg Field Recorder.
Facebook Android Update.
Zetabyte.
Android Google+ App.
Thunderbolt Cable Review.
RIM Employees Speak Out!
UFO over London.
MySpace what a Train Wreck.
Stream torrents.
Hotmail Supercharged.
Amazon Pulls Plug on California.
Chrome 7 Patches.
Students build own collaborative tool.
Delkin New 64gb SDXC Card.

GNC #667 Big Media wants a Fight!

Posted by geeknews at 1:08 AM on May 3, 2011

Ohana, over the past month I have been entertaining an offer that would have resulted in new owners of Geek News Central, and the Geek News Central Podcast. The offer was a darn good one and while I would have remained the host of the show it boiled down to I am not done yet. While I am sure I will question my decision for a while, as it was a “really” good offer and the team that was looking to acquire the show was top notch it just did not make sense to do it. Some more insights in the show today, but I just want to assure all of you I am not going anywhere.

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Show Notes:
UBL Death set Twitter Record.
Twitter CNN Moment?
News Vs Social.
Firefox 5?
Sony Bleeding Credit Card Data.
Android Tethering Crackdown.
AT&T kills the Party.
Can Google TV be Saved?
Radiated Cars?
SETI True Costs.
Judges figuring out IP Pitfalls.
Is Facebook a big Spy site?
Wanna work at Google 16 versus 5 Interviews.
Sony declines Congressional Invite?
New Twitter Ad Units.
New Windows 7 API.
Do you own your Location Info?
Don’t waste your money!
Bigger Pockets for Bigger Devices nerd Alert.
Retro iPhone Charger.
Reduce the Volume Automatically.
Google App Changes.
Dropbox Tips.
Jailbreak Pros and Cons.
Shuttle RSS Retract.
Asteroid Collision.
Endeavor New Launch Date.
Righthaven gets another bloody nose.
NHL has lost their minds.
No fair use in the UK?
Whitehouse 301 Report has IP Wacth List?
Measure your Bandwidth.
Some people get good Genes.
VPS Seedbox.
One Lucky Dude.
AT&T deals?
Twitter buys Tweetdeck.
Google Voice Search.
Measuring the White iPhone.
Hackers hit Pakistani Twitter User.
Another Nuclear Leak.
IOS 4.3.3 to plug Tracking.
Firefox 4.0 hits 10%