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GNC #689 Bandwidth Challenged

Posted by geeknews at 1:22 AM on July 22, 2011

Looks like someone is messing with my net connections while I am streaming the show. Twice in two weeks the net connection has went dead while live time to do some digging. Lots of tech tonight but the last two shows the intro has slipped a bit in length. I will get that re-aligned next show. So far nothing but postive feedback on the HD version of the show. See the bonus links in the show notes and check out our iTunes network provider listings.

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Feds on Passwords.
ParaHawking over Nepal.
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One Million Downloads Day 1
Lion Review.
Lion Install Checklist.
MacBook Air Teardown.
ISS catches Re-Entry.
Atlantis Lands for Last Time.
TSA and Naked.
LTE 28 New Locations.
Microsoft Q4 Earnings.
Google Malware Detection Good?
Medical Tatoo?
Summer Time Video Blues.
Listen and Win.
Collabracam.com
Facebook iPhone Revolt.
Lodsys Suing Everyone.
Apple + Hulu
Google Business.
Chrome for Lion?
Nokia -692 Million!
Is Cloud Good for Environment.
AT&T abandoning DSL?
Roku 2.
50,000 Free Albums.
Technical Volume Torrents.
M.I.T. Data Theft.
Firefox 64 Bit Edition.
Carabiner Key?
Cricket On YouTube.
19% Drop Phone in Toilet.
Google Toolbar RIP on Firefox.
Sync Office and Google Docs.
*** Energy Saving Tips.

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.

Show Links:
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 #683 Congrats Angelo

Posted by geeknews at 12:58 AM on June 28, 2011

Getting back into the groove here in Hawaii, body is adapting back to HST which will take a few days. Your continued support of all our shows is greatly appreciated. Family Update: Shoko made it to Japan without her father passing, situation remains touch and go info on show.

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Set top Boxes suck Power.
TSA Dirty Deed!
Pocket Cast App!

Show Links:
Red Flag Act.
Verizon May be fast in a “few” places!
TSA Cancer Cluster!
TSA has lost their minds!
Rico for Righthaven?
Police now searching for Apps in Arizona!
Is the PC on the way Out?
Wi-Fi 2010 vs 2011.
To many fake Geeks?
Firefox versus the Enterprise!
Data Plans of the Future?
Mouse Diet?
iOS 5 Beta 2.
Human Errors lead to Security Issues.
50+ Flocking to Facebook.
Wi-Fi Testing in UK.
Answers.com cleans house.
FCC No Opinion with Report.
Goggles for Getty Museum!
Genome Contamination (Deep).
East Coast Missile Launch.
7500 Mile Asteroid.
Yahoo Connected TV.
Slingbox in Boxee?
Hotfiles Battle with RIAA!
Hollywood versus UK ISP BT.
5 Cars in a 100 to control Traffic.
Scribbly!
10 Gmail Gadgets.
Sage TV Upgrades.
Yahoo Connected TV watches with your?
Tom Tom App Cool Update.
iPhone 5?
Paypal at 100 Million Users.
Supreme Court ruling on Video Games.
Fring 4 way Video Chat App.
26 Countries and User info Request at Google.
Geohot gets job at Facebook.
Rootkit Infection requires complete re-build.
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GNC #682 Honoring Commitments

Posted by geeknews at 8:02 PM on June 23, 2011

Geek News Central PodcastOhana, I will be visiting my sister tomorrow and will not be having a meet-up. First time to get to see her in a couple of years. Headed back to Honolulu on Saturday and will be home for a while. I have a great on the road show tonight. UK Listeners please pay attention for the UK specific contest.

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UK Specific Contest.
** Three Strikes coming to United States? **
NASA Robot.
Now they Lobby Agencies Versus Legislators?
ACTA gets rejected in Mexico.
FCC gets tough on Caller ID.
90% of Companies Hacked.
Ebay raises rates!
Facebook Pays up!
New UK Space Vehicle.
Social Media and Google Search!
MySpace RIP?
LinkedIn Ad Targeting!
Twitter Ads Round 2.
FBI takes out Instapaper Server.
NFC & Google.
Apple moves forward on Nortel.
Apple TV Patent?
Netflix CES joins Facebook Board!
T-Mobile 1 Million iPhones!
Silicon Implant Study.
Evolution Expedited?
Two Billion Earthlike Planets?
SETI needs Money.
Video2k Wow!
PogoPlug goes Software Only.
Google Antitrust Suit?
Foursquare ruining Social Media?
Thunderbird 5.0
Google TV 2.0
Ready to Pay Hulu!
Hulu Plus on Android.
Film in your Yard get Arrested!
Chrome 13.
Firefox 5.0
uTorrent 3.0 new Streaming Feature.
Netflix Streaming Options.
Sage TV Insights.
Google Music Beta.
Nevada Driverless Cars.
Viacom goes after Cablevision.
1325 MPG.
Saliva to estimate your age.
Japanese Idol a Robot?
Wyoming to the Cloud.

GNC #674 Be Careful out There!

Posted by geeknews at 1:17 AM on May 27, 2011

Geek News Central Podcast Be safe during your travels over the memorial day weekend. We want all of you back with us next week. I cover Mom’s wreck that happened on Tuesday and pile of tech news and information. Plus one really bizarre story about Mark Zuckerberg.

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Show Notes:
Geek Pride Day.
Mark Zuckerberg (weird one)!
Goodbye Spirit!
iAdapt i1
Amazon Mac App Store.
Google Wallet.
Miro 4.0
Time Warner Revenge.
P2P Raids.
Mac Malware Ver 2.0
NYSE Floor.
Protect IP Senatorial Gang.
Hold put on Protect IP Act.
Texas Politicians back down to TSA.
Disney Stands Down.
Patriot Act Extended.
Yes the Electron is really round.
Water on the Moon.
North Korea most Advanced Computers!
Skype Broke Again.
Apple and Google App Privacy under fire.
AT&T Good Deal?
Piracy in China.
Empire Avenue.
Twitter Updates.
Flickr and your Photos.
The Google Shake Up.
Tax Man Cometh.
Windows 8 and 8 Reasons Why.
Canadian Bandwidth Limits on Rise?
Pyramids Secrets Revealed or more Mystery.
Cool Shuttle Video.
Charge your Leaf while Towing.
AMOLED on iPad 3.
Best Buy reveals All on cell numbers.
Vodaphone Recharge Semi.
Orion Selected.
Netflix updates Android Again.
Itch in Space.
STS-134 in Space.

GNC #673 Whats up with the Weather

Posted by geeknews at 1:05 AM on May 24, 2011

Geek News Central Podcast Back in Honolulu and the weather is fantastic. Lots of controversial topics on today’s show. Hope that you will chime in and provide some feedback. Bit of a comedy on tonights show as the lower third in the video had a mind of its own.

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Show Notes:
Mobile Workers cranking out the hours.
The Battle for Muni Broadband!
Online Poker Convictions.
iPhone5 Curved Screen.
YouTube to Pre-Roll?
How young is to young for Facebook.
Apple to Lodsys Back Off.
RIAA exec roll in cash.
RIAA new Agenda.
Smart TV on the Move.
Root a Droid give up Movie Rentals.
Is DigitalTrends going Political?
Broadband still slow in the US!
Linking contention continues.
T-Mobile makes Pricing Changes.
When Unlimited really is not Unlimited.
Billguard a New CC tracking Service.
Twitter Features / Dev Contention Grows.
Google Chrome Version 99987654561?
Spending more with Amazon?
iPad 2 Shortages Expected.
Spacewalk #2
Endeavor Cleared for Landing.
ICE takes more Domains.
Hurt Locker 25k Lawsuits!
Firefox Download tab.
Windows 8 Slate Versus Tablet?
Viddy!
Premium Content to Boxee!
Evernote 100k Giveaway.
ISS + Shuttle + Soyuz = Great Picture.
Soyuz Safe Landing.
100,000 feet View.
Mercury Images!
Cassini and Titan!
Parkinson’s Discovery!
Firefox 5 Beta.
Google OS Update.
Whats going on in California?
TSA perfoms Prom Pat downs?
Tweetdeck = Twitter.
Lady Gaga Kills Amazon.
Sony -171 Million.

GNC #671 On the Road

Posted by geeknews at 9:03 PM on May 16, 2011

Geek News Central Podcast It is survey time again and I hope you will take 60 seconds to fill out my listener survey. We have streamlined this so you can click, click, click and be done. Thanks for your support in advance. Quick show and an absolutely funny in the shower story.

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Show Notes:
Endeavor
Bing Facebook Effect.
PSN is Back sort of.
Miramax comes to Netflix.
Wireless Hard-Drive?
Felony to Stream!
Google TV $179.00
Lodsys reveals their extortion.
Nuance in OSX Lion.
UK Super Injunction expands.
Second Monitor do you need it.
Jetbag your Wine Purchases.
New Scareware fakes drive Failure.
No More “You” Tube?
FCC Commissioner on defense.
Firefox 3.5 No More Support.
Hackers can get 3 years.
Android not Secure?
Facebook wins in court.
AT&T Security Service for Consumers.
Google News Grows.
Baby Named Like.
Sun Versus Comet = Sun Wins
Galaxy Windstorms.
FCC Cracks down on Reporting.
Senators not Happy with ICE Response.
Pirate Bay Server Upgrades.
Alt Operating Systems.
AIM AV.
Microsoft to buy Nokia.
New DJ tools.
Gag USB Cable.
Car Tip.
Waterproof bags for your iPad.
WordPress App.
ChromeBook Thoughts.
TAX on SD Cards!
Leica Art.

GNC #670 Chrome OS Arrives

Posted by geeknews at 1:02 AM on May 13, 2011

Geek News Central Podcast I am sure you have noticed the new strategy with the show content and I hope you like the tighter format. The goal is more insight on the important stuff while at the same time getting you a nice sampling of what you may have missed. This may mean longer rants on some sections of the show and barely a gloss over on other segments. All of this is part of the process I am using to take the show to the next level. Your feedback is welcome. Enjoy todays show! Next show will be road show.. Listen for details.

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Show Notes:
Chrome Notebooks
Ultimate Family Computer?
Our OS are Torturing us?
Google TV and the Master Plan.
Google I/O Recap.
DIY Chrome Book.
Senate Censorship Bill!
The 6 Billion dollar roll of the Dice.
Apple Walled Garden Kills Another Company.
Netflix comes out Guns Blazing!
Microsoft + Skype = I do not Understand.
FBI Statements Typical!
The ACTA Treaty!
Corruption at the highest Level!
Sneaker Net email.
TwitPic shame on You!
Comcast fixes Pirate Bay?
iMac Drives Proprietary.
Lime Wire 105 Million to RIAA Partners.
Sony Messed with wrong Hackers.
Facebook PR Team BLOWS It.
National Jukebox 1900 Music.
Caffeine Buzz via your Soap.
Black Holes = Earlier Universes?
Target Asteroid Acquired.
30 Supernova a Second?
Endeavor Team back at KSC.
Wrong Place, Wrong IP, Wrong Time.
Battle Lines Drawn over Net Rentals!
Cox brings TV to Net.
Adobe Sues Wowza over Patents.
Femtocell to Save the Day!
Making your own Coupons = Jail Time.
Google Music Dance over Money.
iPad Wifi Issue is Back.
Amazon Tablet on the Way.
Australian Key loggers for Gov’t employees.
Nuclear Meltdown Confirmed in Japan.

GNC #669 Fantastic Show

Posted by geeknews at 12:52 AM on May 10, 2011

The hardest part of the show is stopping when I have so much to share, but I am going to do my best to keep the show at 70 minutes. The number of you watching is proving keeping the format tight is good for audience growth. On tonight’s show, I have a pretty strong message for the Mac users so you need to listen in on this one.

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CNN Covered Derek Millers Death.
Climate Change Wi-Fi and Power Supply?
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Show Notes:
War at Anonymous #1
War at Anonymous #2
War at Anonymous #3
The Fortune Experiment.
Mac User Take Off Fan Boy Hat and Read!
War at the EU over Web Censorship.
Robot Underpants #1
French Hack Chrome!
Gamer 12 Step Plan!
LastPass Wake Up Call.
Twitter and RSS abandonment.
Amazing Video of Quadrocopters.
Apple and Nuance breaking it down.
Xbox + PayPal = User Rejoice.
Comcast VOD comes to Tivo DVRs
isoHunt Update.
4 Channel TV Tuner for PC.
23,000 new Lawsuits agains P2P users.
POD Sunset.
Vidcaster.
YouTube Video Rentals 2.0
Google I/O Info.
Five iPad Browsers.
Three Live Blog Tools.
Google Googles Update.
Every Shower needs on of these.
Color your Google Calendar.
Proof of Water on Mars?
Superbug.
AC/DC Assertions Ridiculous.
AP Apparently Infringing?
SkySurvey AWESOME!
9.57 Zettabytes.
FoxConn Slave Labor.
Endeavor May 16th launch.
Airbus A380 to SFO.
YouTube Founders buying Companies.
Domestic Surveillance 100% Approved.
Super Pump!
Pure Geek!

The Real Cost of SETI

Posted by Alan at 5:13 PM on May 2, 2011

I found an interesting info-graphic today while browsing one of my favorite science blogs – Bad Astronomy, run by astronomer, author, and debunker of woo, Phil Plait.  As everyone has probably heard, SETI, the “search for extraterrestrial intelligence” is being shut down.  The issue was budget-related.  To be fair, Phil got this from the Microcosmologist blog.  A portion of the image is shown below, but you really need to click it and view the whole thing for full effect.

seti info-graphic

The cost of SETI operations is $2.5 million per year, or the cost of 5 Tomahawk missile.  And, from that starting point, costs just spiral out of control.  I ask you all, if you believe in this program, then read what both links I provided have to say.

Check out the info-graphic that displays what we spend elsewhere.  Sure, things like national-defense are necessary.  But, when $1 from every Starbucks customer could fund such great science for years, is that really too much to ask?  When a single bank executive could fund SETI with walking-around money, is that too much to ask?  Google could fund this project without even missing the money.  Hint to any Google execs who read this blog…

Are we alone?  It seems unlikely in a universe so vast.  Can we find ET?  Again, in a universe so vast…  But, without SETI, then one of our best chances will disappear.  And that, I think, is a real shame.  Perhaps SETI needs to sign up for KickStarter….