Gig economy, robots & hijacking people’s minds; logo heat mapping; Thiel vs Gawker; Uber monitors your battery, won’t use info, wink wink; pwned checker; nuclear floppies; Gen-X’rs vs Millennials; competitive vaping.

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Hamburgers everywhere; Tesla takes on touts; Amazon takes over; home automation not worth it; .blog; the death of class action lawsuits; LinkedIn hack; Babelfish; Kapture; Intuit sucks; conspiracy morons; deep thoughts by the Geeks; our law of reboots.

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Austin takes a stand against Uber, Lyft, Apple invests in Didi Chuxing; Parsey McParseface; Web brutalism; Facebook news curation; Twitter & Dataminr spy but not for the government; Rule 41; The Grand Tour; Peachy Printer building houses; Drink ’Murica!

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The grumps are back in the saddle; bots in the wild; Uber, Airbnb, Lyft, Tinder & Facebook shenanigans; Apple Music steals music, Reznor to the rescue; OpenAI; BeautifulPeople hacked; Tilt Brush; ResetPlug; Twin Peaks cast; Star Trek is back; Oldchella!
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No show this week…

Brian —  April 29, 2016

Hi all, unfortunately we aren’t doing a show this week. Jason’s dog (and Jason) are somewhere between Los Angeles and Chicago, with spotty-at-best internet access. We’ll be back next week when they get settled.

Thanks for all your support!

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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