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GNC-2009-12-18 #537 Yes I am still Here!



Ok folks I am still here, while I do not want to go into the circumstances of the emergency travel it appears at this point that we probably will not have to go anywhere. I cover a huge amount of ground in tonights show and there is a wealth of information about what is coming up next. Thanks to the listeners that have signed up for monthly contributions it is heart warming to see how much you care. I will continue to do my best in delivering you the most content of any tech show in the space.

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Show Notes:
Flip Strikes back with Flip TV
Zune + Twitter + Censor = Fail
Gotta have me one of these Hover craft!
Green car driving Assistant?
Crazy Stuff Here on Drones!
LED Traffic Lights trouble in Snow Belt!
Psystar final nail in coffin!
Are you an Audiophiles nut?
Prepare to be blown away! Watch the linked Video!
Auto Translation with FeedDemon!
To cancel your cell phone or not!
Blip.TV on a roll!
Verizon FIOS 10 GBPS to home!!!
Mobile Firefox.
Big Brands understand Value of Smaller Blogs!
Yelp to be purchased for 500 Million?
Android on a Roll!
Google + Audi A8= Cool
Adaptech For Sale!
Cool USB Hub!
New Diabetes monitor connects to PC!
Have they detected Dark Matter?
FTC to put serious Smackdown on Intel!
Bitly.TV use trending to their advantage!
CNET 20 Top Gadgets of 2009!
YouTube Top 5 Videos.
Are you a Trackball User?
9 Things to do with your GPS.
Titan confirmed to have lake of Methane.
Slow News day talking about Space Battles?
BBC HD content 50% reduction in Quality!
NCAA hates Fan Sites!
Teachers to sell school Lesson Plans?
Google does not walk the talk.

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GNC-2009-10-12 #519 Off to Vegas!



Ok folks one show at home and then off to Vegas, there will be no Friday show this week due to BlogWorld and New Media Expo make sure you check out some podcasts over at TechPodcasts.com. I will be back with you from Florida a week from today with a early evening live show.

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Listener Links:
Mac Network Issue Link
Australia Dust Storms aftermath findings.
Newspaper End Times
Zune HD review from GNC Winner!

Show Links:
Judge does not punish Lawyer
Some Startup Commentary
Snow Leopard Killing user Accounts!
Hyperdrive testing at Hadron Collider? Whats Next?
The inventor of web says he is sorry!
Apple Time Capsule has its own countdown!
More info on Comcast Botnet Battle!
Ultimate Media Converter.
Digital iPhone Cheapskates?
Winer on Future Safe Archives.
Windows Mobile 6.5 Bad reviews!
Sidekick Failure due to Third Party.
T-Mobile allows cancellation of Sidekick Contracts!
What caused the Sidekick Failure?
Data, Data, Data Everywhere!
Photoshop on iPhone!
Twitter not doing Videos Native.
New Jailbreak for iPhone 3.1.2 Available.
100 Years of the Sky is Falling.
App that can save Lives.
45 Vintage Fonts.
More details on Font Suite against NBC.
20 Fantastic iPhone Apps for Parents!
The battle against company behind Pirate Bay.
10 Billion to get schools and Libraries wired with Fiber!
NASA Happy Public Disappointed!
Dyson Blade free Fan “Amazing”
Zune MarketPlace for Mac?
Brit hacker may find new home in Fed Pen!
Getting a unemployment check do not have ads on your Blog!
IOC not happy with Olympic Pictures with CC License.
Radio Stations to pay Performance Fees (Serves them right)
Gourmet Magazine dead because of Bloggers and Twitter Users?
Redskin Fans Read Up..
Soyuz and Clown back from ISS.


GNC-2009-09-17 #512 Back in the Swing



Back in the swing and adjust mixer is on my travel checklist. Huge amount of news tonight including some very controversial stories that will get your hair ruffled. Heading back to Hawaii on Saturday regular studio show next week.

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Verizon Hangs up on Land Line Business
Do Living cells make Noise?
Show Lacing iPhone App?

Show Links:
Congrats to Podcast Alley 5 Years!
Startups are not just about changing the world!
RIAA funding copyright education on schools.
Students get Windows 7 for $30.00
Tips from TechCrunch50
Is Photoshop is being bypassed!
Grand Central and CL Dispatch!
Zune HD Review.
JaJah plus Twitter.
AT&T Buys Spectrum!
What’s wrong with this Picture? ;)
Is Apple calling App developers now?
Some Developers get App hotline Telephone number!
Dan Lyons insults Twitter users!
Mac users switching to Windows 7
Zune Appa
Apple 9 Update Perspective.
Music Industry Insanity Continues!
Convert iPhone to Blackberry.
Lunar Orbiter comes up with the goods!
Worldwide Gaming Pandemic?
Sprint to dump more money into Clearwire.
Newspaper dimes out anonymous poster!
HP Windows Home Server Upgraded.
iPhone Jailbreaking tool updated!
Japanese Cargo Carrier docs at ISS!
Arctic Ice Melt Off
Google Publishing!
GPS Tracking Approved!
Wall Street Journal Pay or no Play!
Podcamp Montreal!
Chris Pirillo Interviews Me!


My iPod Touch Wish List



itouch-imgI was one of the first to get a Zune when it was announced. I also was one of the first to get an iPod Touch. Being first is great but like most “version 1.0” products, you’re left wanting more.

There are rumors that Apple will refresh it’s its iPod line next week and I’m hoping that includes the iPod Touch. I’ve enjoyed my first generation Touch but I wish it did more. In fact I wish it was just like the third generation iPhone, without the phone (and the monthly bill).

Apple, if you’re listening, here is my wish list for a new and improved iPod Touch:
1. Camera. There are rumors this will be included and it would be a killer product if it had the iPhone camera that could do stills and video.

2. GPS and Compass. I realize that the iPhone uses GPS and google maps to show you where you are and you need an internet connection to update the maps, but there are a few turn-by-turn GPS programs that store the maps in the iPhone and don’t rely on a Internet connection. This would be perfect for the Touch. Also, wifi is showing up almost everywhere so I think it still makes sense.

3. Built-in mic and speaker. Yes, I know the 2nd generation Touch has a speaker but I want to make sure it stays in for the 3rd gen (my 1st gen Touch doesn’t have it). A built-in mic means you could use the Touch as a recording device (for voice memos and video), as well as for services like Skype.

4. Music subscription service. I know this isn’t specific to the iPod Touch, but since you are rumored to be coming out with big announcements, why not shock everyone and offer a monthly fee for a service that gives you unlimited (DRM-encoded) music (similar to what Microsoft offers for the Zune). That would really take the thunder out of the pending Microsoft Zune HD release.

5. Approve Google Voice application to run on the iPhone/Touch. Oh sorry, this is for a different blog post.

So, 09/09/2009, is the big day and I can’t wait to see what Apple announces. What is on your wish list for Apple announcements?

73’s, Tom


GNC-2009-08-24 #505 Live from Silicon Valley



Ok meetup on Wednesday will be at 6:30pm at On the Border, in Milpitas (Hwy 880 and Hwy 237) see map link below all are welcome to attend. Please RSVP ASAP to geeknews@gmail.com Bandwidth is fantastic here at the Hilton in San Jose at the convention center 5 stars some other hotels could take some lessons from these folks.

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Listener Links:
Virgin Galactic Spaceship
Goldman Sachs Secrets
UFO Water Cleaners?
Firework Fail!
Wallops Island
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Show Links:
FlightCaster
Blogger to sue Google?
Video Business Kiosk
Rhapsody on iTunes
New Sanyo Xacti
Duracell Energy Drink.
iPhone call recorder!
Mini Cameras trouble for ISP’s?
Yahoo updates Mail!
Clearwire may run out of Money?
Scoble 2000 Tech Trend Setters
TPN Weekly new Show Available.
Co-Browsing Tools.
Wikipedia no longer open!
Flash Memory under fire from Patent Trolls.
Zune Applications?
Foreign Student attendance down.
Review cheating in the App Store!
Computer Modeling for Disease.
Mass Website Infections.
Shuttle Night Launch!
Snow Leopard available Friday!
Can AT&T keep up with demand?
Windows 7 eats batteries!
San Francisco Hacker reduced charges!
Is your PC Bot Infested?
Apple responds to FCC!
Microsoft launches OneApp
If you Multi-task you should read this.
1000 Cameras in Britain solves 1 crime.
Piratebay under take down attack!
Wisconsin Sports team sends bill to newspapers!
Gov’t tries to scare lawyers!


GNC-2009-08-11 #501 Sick Host but show must go on!



I have been fighting a nasty bug for three days but had to get the show out tonight no matter what. Lots of great content and follow ups from show 500. Thanks to everyone once again for the continued words of encouragement. Also my 20% off Godaddy Hosting code is working again feel free to use the Todd20 code once more.

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Show Links:
1 Computer 4 weeks to Map Genome
How much work are you doing off the Clock?
Team Tenenbaum to continue to fight?
Facebook gets Twitter Like Search.
Buy your next new Chevy on ebay?
Windows 7 Windows Media Center Hacks.
Why Apple / Verizon deal may not be a good deal for all!
Facebook buys FriendFeed for 50 Million.
Apple working to fix Macbook Pro HD issues!
IE6 to be supported till 2014!
Is Bloglines on it’s death Bed?
NASA to invest Stimulus Money in Private Companies.
Saturn Rings to Disappear today!
Bank Deposits by iPhone?
Are you a Fanboy?
NASA reports on two planet smash up derby!
Net Connected Pacemaker goes Live!
Public Pressure changes UK ISP banning rule!
The AP wants to re-write journalism rules!
Piece of Audio gear on my Wish List!
Zune HD looking pretty sexy you going to buy one?
Mini USB Screen that is a Touch Screen!
Live in Ohio you need to go to this!
Microsoft at a Mall near you!
The Dumbest Facebook user on the Planet!
Your Blog will not abandon you!
Shorty URL’s and the risk with them!
Caffination Podcast host this weeks TPNW!
Apple needs to clean up there act now!
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GNC-2009-07-14 #493 Preparing for Show 500!



Like a goof ball I forgot to announce a winner tonight on the PodcastMadness GNC giveaway. Promise to do it first thing next show. Lots to catch you all up on including some minor construction that is going to take place here in the Studio. Time to update the electrical capacity so we don’t stress and circuits. Bringing some serious amps into the studio via a local electrician. If you want to contribute to the show 500 fund for a needy audience member please paypal podcast@podcastconnect.com any donation is fine.

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Show Topic Notes:
Top 10 Science Videos
DOE to shutdown one of new Labs due to funding?
New Gen of workers changing office Policies!
Streaming Replacing Downloading?
Wells Fargo sues itself?
NASA has found the Tapes!
Pandora says Radio needs to pay as well.
Apollo 11 40 Year Anniversary!
Microsoft warns of New Attacks again.
PingWire shows TwitPics Stream
iPhone VC funding breaks 100 Million!
Learn and Get CPR certified via the Wii!
Shuttle Delayed Again!
Amazon to buy Netflix?
Windows 7 close to RTM
Bing at Month One, what do you think?
Video of Ze Frank worth watching!
FeedStitch RSS Stitcher.
Office 2010 updates in Videos
IS VC Industry going to change?
Fortune, Business Week and Forbes on Sell List!
Marc off to Ohio listen up!
HP Printers in Action (Video)
Zune HD?
Apollo 11 mission on Web!
IronKey World’s most Secure USB Stick!
Verizon puts hammer down!
Chris Pirillo goes to the boat USS Nimitz!
Asa shows IE Trends