UK leaves EU, UK preps to leave GB; Tronc propaganda; Apple & Ticketmaster class action payouts; machine learning; blockchain code fails; Supreme Court backs illegal evidence; #Rule41; new apps; Legos big in Japan; breaking up with Top Gear, Mini-Moon!

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WWDC; Napster’s back; Microsoft’s LinkedIn & Twitter’s Soundcloud folly; telecoms want love, too; internet makes you dumb; Swedes go cashless; Olli & Watson; Russian DMC hack; gadgets in naughty places; we come around to VR & AR, Smashmouth & Guy Fieri.

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Ep 163: Da Da Da

Grumpy Old Geeks —  June 10, 2016

What makes a song? Silicon Valley of hardware; 3d printing hype; Atari pivots; sports tech; scrubbing google for Hillary & #fataxl; hacking Zuckerberg; Oklahoma is not OK; Viva la France; Emoji bacon; The Americans; Gibson’s Jesus 2; all aboot Atlas Obscura.

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Gates on AI, Stephenson; Musk on neural lace; Troncin’ it; Periscope’s lynch mobs; Facebook ads & deep text; Uber brings back indentured servitude; Daltrey done with new music; Top Gear, Rouge One in trouble; Star Trek swimsuits; Holy Caffeine Batman!

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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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BONUS!

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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