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GNC-2009-09-25 #514 Get the show while its Hot!



This is a hot one folks fresh off the hard drive! As usual I have lot of fun in the show and cover a wide swath of tech. The question today is when will the AT&T network crash as the MMS services are turned on. Have you watched the Video of the show? If not I have a link for you in the show notes.

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Android Hacker get C&D.
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Windows 7 Boots in 2 Seconds?
New Fonera Web Device available in US.
Intel 10gbs Home Network.
Blue Mikey!
How much Broadband is enough?
Twitter a 1 Billion dollar evaluation?
Google Apps and Trust.
Scoble how to route around TechCrunch.
Congrats To Scobles on New Baby!
Baby Center!
What is it Freezing or Melting?
Injury Under Reporting?
India Tech Sector hurting as well.
AT&T MMS Crash Coming?
See how Malware sites suck you in.
Windows 7 Easy Upgrade!
Safer Lithium Batteries
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Google forced to close Gmail Account?
No Source protection for Bloggers!
Sidewiki Useful or Evil?
Intel gets chips to 22nm.
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Sydney in massive dust storm.




GNC-2009-09-04 #508 Podcast Awards Call for Help



For the past 4 years Geek News Central Listeners have helped be the judges for the Podcast Awards. As always we are seeking out nearly 40 volunteers to help us judge the entries. We will need your help in the middle of October. If you can help out please email me at geeknews@gmail.com, sorry no podcasters can participate in the grading process. I have a jammed packed show for you tonight full of all the top tech and science news.

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Podcasters don’t get sucked into Unlimited Hype
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The Next 40 years of the Internet?
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Telcos want Broadband defined to slower speeds?
Men Loose there Minds!
MPAA wants Broadcast Flag rights!
Netflix voluntarily refunded money!


GNC-2009-07-28 #497 Late Night with Todd and Tech News



Late night recording here folks lots of tech as usual ton of email and some voicemail comments as always. Huge thank you to all our sponsors, support them the best you can and be sure to get a free trial to GotoMeeting it will change the way you do business online.

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Micorsoft Mobile App will it Matter?
Apple makes Music industry Happy.
Sleep on the ISS and other Info.
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Emergency Patch Tuesday Today!
Shuttle / ISS Picture against the Sun.
CO2 Scrubber fixed on ISS!
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Smart Milk Jug
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Ten things you did know about Apollo 11
31 Stunning National Geographic Images!
31 Business Ideas for Facebook.
Live Video Streaming Suggestions.
Sprint Pissed off the wrong person!
Teens in Tech Critcized.





GNC-2009-06-12 #485 On the Road again



This will be like the US Tour de Todd as I will be all over the place over the next week. No meetups as I will have little time between each stop. I will have another early live show with hopefully no issues on Monday around 9pm Eastern

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Linux get USB 3.0 Drivers First!
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Sad Stats on Low Income Broadband Penetration.
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How to remove Google Penalty.
Microsoft Money R.I.P.
Data Centers Behind the Scenes
Microsoft Anti-Virus Program for free?
Periodic Table to get new Element
Japanese Crash a Spacecraft into the Moon.
Endeavor launch count underway!
Fair Use Defense thrown out in New P2P trial!
UK P2P users largely ignore warning letters!
Class Action Suit against RIAA?
DJ’s Greed lands them in Jail
New Chinese PC’s can be Hacked Easily!
Trojans targeting Mac’s
Doom for your iPhone (I’m in)
Digital TV day of Doom is here :)
Earth to play bumper planets.
Technicians find bad stuff on PC get ready for Jail.
Play Free Poker ;) watch the fed banking lock down.
Student Programming work can be posted online. (This case may be Unique)
Fake User name in Texas may become Illegal.
Sirius / XM bills going up to pay Artist
Elsevier Reveals more on Fake Journals
DVD Jon gets over on Apple Big Time!
Teen figures out longtime illness on her own!
When your time is up your time is up!


Time Warner Cable in battle to protect their Monopoly!



The stakes could not be in higher now in North Carolina where communities are sick and tired of being sick and tired of paying ridiculous prices for Internet, TV Programming and Telephone services are in a battle to save a local broadband services from being shut down by Time Warner.

Several towns have formed private companies in North Carolina to roll out their own service packages. Not at all surprisingly they are offering some amazing data, television, and telephone services that Time Warner is not happy about.

Wilson, North Carolina asked Time Warner Cable for more bandwidth a lower prices. TWC was unwilling to do so, Wilson, NC invested 28 million dollars to roll there own.

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A comparison of services from various providers. The local service, Greenlight, both provides the most affordable bundle option for its speed, and offers an unmatched 100 Mbps option. The success has cable providers trying to outlaw the service. (Source: IndyWeek)

What is ironic here is that every time I have examined a city or town doing this it is a big win for the residents. Even more amazing if you look at the chart. They offer a 100mps symmetrical connection for $300.00 a month.

Almost makes you want to pack up and move your business to the Wilson, NC area.

Here is the kicker Time Warner has used its lobbyist and strong arm tactics to get a bill introduced in the North Carolina legislature that would actually outlaw what the city of Wilson did.

There is a huge battle going in in this state and if you don’t think it could happen in yours you are sadly mistaken. If you are a resident of North Carolina you better pick up the phone today and support Save North Carolina Broadband


Defining “Broadband” and “Underserved”



$7.2 billion in stimulus money has been earmarked by Congress for spending on broadband service and underserved areas. Thus is born a conundrum that is becoming virtually unsolvable.

What exactly does “broadband” mean? According to ATT, it’s anything not dialup. To others, like the Communications Workers of America, it is anything over 3 mb. And since our median “broadband” speed in this country is about 2.3 mb, while Japan boasts an median of 63 mb and Canada about 7.6, what are we truly talking about when we talk about broadband?

And what is meant by “underserved” areas? Is it rural areas with no access to broadband? Or is it broader than that, applying to any area that can’t get 3 mb or more, which includes both urban and suburban areas?

This is what the FCC is trying to figure out, and is open to comments through April 13th. The acting chairman of the FCC, Michael Copps, believes his agency is up to the challenge of defining these terms for the purposes of deploying the stimulus funding. But he notes that President Obama’s long-term goal is to get broadband deployed deep into the country, which could place rural deployment of broadband at the top of the list.

I’m all for that, since I’ve been craving a move to the country for some time. But I also want to see fatter pipes, to the tune of at least 10 mb, if not more. I realize I’m very blessed at this moment to have a realistic 8 mps down and 3 mb up on a regular basis, but I’m living in an area where the majority of people are using dialup, and if I were to move even one more mile further away from the main metro area, I would lose any type of broadband altogether. I’m also one of those that believes true broadband (I subscribe to the better-than-3mb club) should be a basic utility, just like gas, electric, and phone service. To me, it is no different.

You can submit your own comments to the FCC, through April 13th, on this important determination. Visit www.fcc.gov for more information, or take this link to go directly to the comment instructions (PDF file).


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