Ep 157: U.S.S. Irony

Grumpy Old Geeks —  April 22, 2016

Dig if you will, this podcast; big GOG news; drone attack; science replication crisis; suing Kanye; get to know your new cash; Comcast kills the box; Alphabet rewards negative realities; Twilight Zone returns as a choose your own adventure; black holes!

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Ep 23: Stay

Grumpy Old Geeks —  April 21, 2016

Tubman on top, Jackson on bottom, how about we get rid of the penny?; Ultra-HD from space; what’s up with VW?; there is no free lunch VPN; music industry harassment; ransomware predictive patterns; SkySafe drone blocker; USA #1 in data requests. We’re #1!

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Harriet Tubman will be on the front of the $20 bill, with Andrew Jackson on the back

“Awful.” “Dumb.” Stupid”: Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren rails against Obama for “dividing the country” by booting Andrew Jackson for Harriet Tubman on the $20

Ultra-HD footage shows off the pyramids and Burj Khalifa from space

VW will reportedly pay you $5,000 to settle its emissions scandal

Don’t bank on Volkswagen paying you $5,000 just yet

How to add unlimited free VPN to Google’s Chrome browser

Music Industry Vet Says She Was Harassed By Red Hot Chili Peppers In ’91

Mac researcher tries detecting ransomware generically by spotting behavior patterns

SkySafe will knock that annoying drone out of the sky with wireless magic
America leads the world in snooping yet again: Apple reveals how the U.S. government requested data on thousands of devices

Lian Li’s new standing desk is also a PC enclosure

In 4/20 tribute, Snapchat’s blackface filter pisses off everybody

Facebook considers letting users add a tip jar to make money from posts

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Coachella geo-hacked; don’t take your taxes to the desert; Oculus Rift delayed; Bond, Amazon Bond; smart pet toys; McDonald’s grease-stained tablets; shock the sleeping monkey; Uber shuts down NYC Instant Delivery; Yahoo blowing bucks on advisers.

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Happy 79th birthday, Mr Internet, George Takei!

Real Estate Agent Hijacked The Geotag Of Thousands Of Coachella Photos, Fans Say

Oculus Rift delays are hurting VR spending, but it’s not a long-term problem

Stop Trying To File Your Tax Returns From Coachella’s Makeshift Post Office

Lots of 007 movies are heading to the retailer’s streaming service, along with a good deal of other quality titles.

Play with your pets from anywhere with PlayDate’s smart ball

McDonald’s is installing Samsung tablets in all their UK outlets

Study: Americans are ditching home internet for mobile

The Shock Clock wristband will literally electroshock you awake

Google thinks Google.com is a dangerous website

Now you can listen to podcasts right in Google’s mobile app

Uber shuts down its Instant Delivery food service in NYC

Banker bonanza! Yahoo spent $9 million on advisory fees in Q1.

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Ep 21: I Hate People

Grumpy Old Geeks —  April 19, 2016

Stairway to Heaven may be public domain; moshing for health; Netflix is “un-grandfathering”; Tesla’s free trial of autopilot mode; Apple’s secret Berlin car lab; Magic Leap shows a demo; insurance co’s nefarious plans; single points of failure.

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This week in history – Apr 16, 1943 – Hallucinogenic effects of LSD discovered

Apple Made Its Slick MacBook Faster—And Way Rose Gold-er

Here’s the Latest Fun Twist on the “Stairway to Heaven” Plagiarism Charge

Attending a concert reduces glucocorticoids, progesterone and the cortisol/DHEA ratio

Looking to Jam with Someone? This Website Pairs You with Other Musicians in a New Type of Social Network

Netflix is putting five percent of its cash budget into films

Tesla gives owners free trial of its self-driving future

Apple runs secret car lab in Berlin with 15-20 employees, report says

Magic Leap reveals more about its ‘mixed reality’ tech

Wearable Tech, Automated Vehicles Dominate Insurance Horizon

’60 Minutes’ asked a security firm to hack an iPhone and we’re all basically screwed

Track all your partner’s infidelities with this smart mattress

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Ep 20: Taxman

Grumpy Old Geeks —  April 18, 2016

It’s tax day, for those without Panama connections; deleted company a bad marketing scheme; Microsoft sues over data requests; CIA looking at your Instagram; wearable screens; drone hits plane; LA wants Airbnb info; Louie CK cancels web show.

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The guy who deleted his entire business with one line of code was a hoax

Microsoft sues U.S. government over data requests

THE CIA IS INVESTING IN FIRMS THAT MINE YOUR TWEETS AND INSTAGRAM PHOTOS

Ancient apps leave 3.2 million PCs open to ransomware attacks

Extra-thin LEDs put a screen on your skin

Apple says it has the ‘most effective security organization in the world’

British Airways Pilot Reports Drone Strike Near London Airport: Police

FAA Confirms Shooting A Drone Is A Federal Crime. So When Will U.S. Prosecute?

DJI just released its most powerful drone yet

L.A. Wants Airbnb To Hand Over Addresses Of Listings To Crack Down On Short-Term Rentals

Uber and Lyft Drivers Will Have to Pay San Francisco $91 a Year

Louis CK ends his web-only video series

You Can Order Up Amazon Prime by the Month Now, Just Like Netflix and Hulu

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Bots, bots & bots; Tesla’s real innovation; Apple ends allowances; augmented reality caffeine environments; no texting in AMC; Homeland Security hates Quicktime; blocklisting Sweden; the IllumiBowl; Star Wars history; the worst Kickstarter, ever; BEES!

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Ep 19: Cactus

Grumpy Old Geeks —  April 14, 2016

Matthew Keys to prison for giving out a password; Theranos is horrible; nanorockets to Alpha Centauri; Google Goals ruins downtime; Uber for women, kids; CDC confirms Zika is very bad; $4 trillion cybersecurity panel; Obama already knows about Jon Snow.

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Journalist Matthew Keys sentenced to 24-month prison term for helping Anonymous

Regulators plan to revoke Theranos’ federal license and ban founder Elizabeth Holmes

Tiny Rockets to Alpha Centauri? Zuckerberg, Milner and Hawking in $100 Million Starshot Project to Launch ‘Nanocraft.’

California phone decryption bill defeated

Google’s New Feature Wants Us to Make Time for Ourselves. It May Do the Opposite.

Ride-Hailing Start-Ups Compete in ‘Uber for Children’ Niche

CDC Confirms Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly and Other Severe Birth Defects

Apple Jumps On the WebRTC Bandwagon

Obama appoints execs from MasterCard, Uber, and Microsoft to cybersecurity panel

Obama’s gonna know what happens to Jon Snow before the rest of us

Canadian Police Obtained BlackBerry’s Global Decryption Key

A woman in Ohio allegedly live-streamed the rape of an underage girl on Twitter’s Periscope

AMC mulls separate ‘texting-friendly’ movie theaters

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FBI hired hackers to break iPhone; not-original Star Wars trilogy coming to theaters; TextExpander backpedals; FB Live copyright issues, 360 camera design is open source; Uber releases transparency report; Netflix gets Top Gear, Top Gear hosts fighting.

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We now know how the FBI unlocked the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone: hackers

The original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy is returning to theaters

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Facebook Live’s Big Problem Isn’t Porn. It’s Copyright.

Facebook launches video Rights Manager to combat freebooting

Facebook announces its 360-degree camera

GoPro Isn’t Doomed Yet

Uber says gave U.S. agencies data on more than 12 million users

Netflix bags rights to new ‘Top Gear’

‘Top Gear’ Hosts Chris Evans And Matt LeBlanc Are Reportedly ‘At War’ Over Cenotaph Stunt

Car makers can’t “drive their way to safety” with self-driving cars

Medium and Twitter founder: ‘We put junk food in front of them and they eat it’

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Ep 17: Glad to Be

Grumpy Old Geeks —  April 12, 2016

BSOD gets QR; North Carolina loses Bruce & porn; ransomware gets smart; 30 year old easter eggs; lawyers don’t get use social engineering; Amazon Oasis leaked; AirBnb, Uber not sharing the wealth; there’s a new browser in town! Wait, come back!

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Fix for “an App Default Was Reset” Windows 10 Resetting File Associations (Registry Fixes)

Microsoft’s Blue Screen of Death is getting an update

Porn site xHamster blocks North Carolina users to protest anti-LGBT law

MEET THE CRYPTOWORM, THE FUTURE OF RANSOMWARE

‘Punch-Out’ reveals a surprise nearly 30 years later

Prosecutor Disciplined For Using Fake Facebook Profile To Meddle In Murder Case

Amazon’s New Kindle Oasis Has Leaked: Cool Battery Case, but Not Waterproof

Space Companies Promise Full Inflatable Space Stations in Orbit by 2020

Mossberg: Vivaldi is a new desktop browser for power users

Led Zeppelin facing copyright trial over ‘Stairway to Heaven’

The Sharing Economy Doesn’t Share the Wealth

Warning! CCTV Cameras Sold on Amazon Come with Pre-Installed Malware

This is the saddest app yet: The ironically-titled Happy Couple, for partners who don’t actually want to talk
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This is how much a huge cyberattack on the power grid could really cost

Collaboration on Critical National Infrastructure Cybersecurity Key to Minimising UK Economic Risk According to New Study

Leave Jake Lloyd alone: We need compassion for mental illness, not snark

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Ep 16: Panic Station

Grumpy Old Geeks —  April 11, 2016

SpaceX sticks it; Clarkson, Hammond & May release teaser for new not-Gear show; selfie gets arsonist 20 years; Mashable pivots to “infotainment”; drone smashes through office window; Sony sues Rdio; Windows XP, the Walking Dead OS; Kingsman sequel coming.

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SpaceX proves its reusable rocket can land at sea

Watch Clarkson, Hammond, and May struggle to name their new car show on Amazon

Google Fiber drops free basic service in its original city

Selfie video earns arsonist 20 years in prison and $60 million fine

Mashable Fires News Staff, Replaces Executives as Part of Pivot to Video Infotainment

Watch an 18-rotor electric helicopter take its first manned flight

Sony Sues Rdio Executives for Fraud, A Cautionary Tale for Entrepreneurs

Drone smashes through 5th floor office window & into man’s head (VIDEO)

Uber is a nightmare: They’re selling a big lie — and the New York Times keeps buying it

Windows XP: The zombie OS ‘lives’ on

The Kingsman Sequel is Coming, And It’s Coming Strong

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Panama Papers & WordPress security; AirBnb’s revisionist history; NFL no longer tax exempt; buy a failing business; the 1099 economy; the singularity is not near; 3d printing coolness; robot naughty bits; bots, bots & more bots; spies in the skies!

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Ep 15: The Box

Grumpy Old Geeks —  April 7, 2016

This is a rebellion, isn’t it? I rebel; FAA says drones are OK; Twitter streams NFL; Uber class action halted; Panama Papers a hack, because they didn’t update their WordPress; Starz drops an app; robo-trucking across Europe; butt-dialing Domino’s pizza.

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FAA committee says small drones should be allowed to fly over cities and crowds

Alabama joins 11 other states in declaring FanDuel, DraftKings illegal

Twitter Beats Amazon, Verizon for Global NFL Streaming Deal

Appeals court halts class action on whether Uber drivers are employees

Panama Papers Come From an External Hack, Claims Firm

The security flaws at the heart of the Panama Papers

Starz takes on HBO Now with on-demand streaming app

The FBI is briefing senators on how it cracked the iPhone’s passcode

A fleet of trucks just drove themselves across Europe

A Whole Lot of Nitwits Will Plug a Random USB Into Their Computer, Study Finds

HP’s new logo a hit

Newly discovered magnetism is a big boost for quantum computers

New Domino’s app automatically orders a pizza when you or anyone else opens it

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