Here we are, again; Doggie DNA; Apple glass accidents; cryptomining instead of ads; Magic Leap’s some amount of money; Amazon layoffs; Berlin bans Airbnb; facial analysis bias, informed consent & data ethics; Star Trek; Smashing Pumpkins; Mac viruses.

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Cars on Mars; Bird tweets; Deepfakes; Facebook flaws; Twitter & Snapchat fake news; paywalls; MoviePass math; Sodastream hacks; Blade Stunners; Solo & Jessica Jones; ID10T; data ethics; Minecraft mining; phishing tricks; magically delicious detergents.

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Hot humidifier talk; peak media saturation; cryptocurrency woes; dropping Facebook; Amazon, Apple earnings; follower factories; fake porn & Nic Cage; boring flamethrowers; Dr. Demento; Groundhog Day; Strava Island; cheeserolling; Lennny Skutniks; Smominru!

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A grandiose gabfest about data ethics; beer debts; blockchain consent; demonized smartphones; Amazon Go; Musk goes all in; Twitter trolls; Flicktime; baby, you’re a bitcoin; Whopper neutrality; HomePod; babies on Roombas; Hide ‘N Seek; Grumpy Cat; AIVD.

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Doggie DNA; Walmart, Apple & tax cuts; YouTube dumps small video producers; about those new Google & Facebook jobs; consensual ICO app; Electric Dreams; old music; Ned’s Wonder; Twitter god mode; VR security; bad UI & sticky notes in Hawaii; RIP, Dolores.

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We finally talk Last Jedi; Alexa & Spotify; the 2018 web; cryptocurrency bandwagons; Amazon’s tax breaks; jacking Google bikes; Kodi trouble; new music; CES kids toys; Mac spyware; the return of Fancy Bear; Dunning-Kruger; Schnurzelpurzel; drunk droning.

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2018, hold my alt-right beer & raw water; robots & robocalls; cryptocurrencies; Magic Leap; Affinity & Xfinity; Live PD; Bright, Black Mirror, Lovesick & X-Files; drunk on a plane movie reviews; Meltdown & Spectre; Apple’s oops; Clash Royale Clans.

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Ep 240: Hard Out

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  December 25, 2017

Another year has come & gone! Holiday plans including Data Ethics & website revamps; eggnog; Dan Carlin’s back; the Crown, BSG, X-Files & Dirk Gently; recent reads; wrapping up Hunting Unicorns & cryptocurrencies; and a big thank you for listening!

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The FCC & Net Neutrality; Spotify & Patreon; Facebook says social media is bad; more adventures with cryptocurrency; Uber’s for the Bird; “aggressively entrepreneurial wet dreams”; Brian’s Gift Guide; BSG, Mr Robot & the Crown; muy mal malware.


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Patreon problems; Apple’s quality control issues; adventures with bitcoin; Waze in a blaze; voice wars; poking Facebook; ICO scams; real AI; trivia apps; Jason’s Gift Guide; Grand Tour; alternative Xmas; hacker stereotypes; debt collectors; Meow!


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We’re back with stand-ups; phone & email scams; cryptocurrency; AI? no, it’s not AI; Net Neutrality; lying step counters; broken Alexas; super liking as a service; privacy & data breaches; Apple’s oops; Max Headroom & Long Island Ice Teas.


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Fake news & foreign interference (in)action plans; free money; Communications Decency Act; premium APIs; Robotdog overlords; Dirk Gently & Discovery; Dune, Crow reboots; Face ID & Amazon Key hacks; SkyDong; your phone is tracking you & SafeGraph pwns you.

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