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This technology show originating in 2004 is hosted by Podcast Hall of Fame member Todd Cochrane, focuses on tech news, science, tech politics, mobile, tv, fcc, faa, etc. Every show is a learning experience covering all things tech so you do not have to. One of the first 100 podcasters this show is a must-listen.

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    • 4.8, 10 Ratings

This technology show originating in 2004 is hosted by Podcast Hall of Fame member Todd Cochrane, focuses on tech news, science, tech politics, mobile, tv, fcc, faa, etc. Every show is a learning experience covering all things tech so you do not have to. One of the first 100 podcasters this show is a must-listen.

    Community Guidelines Stifling Free Speech

    Community Guidelines Stifling Free Speech

    Some very raw commentary on today’s show, the past 24 hours has been an interesting emotional ride creating anxiety in me that has never happened before. You have been forwarned. Of course our new conspiracy theory segment is alive and well.

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    Show Notes:



    * Waze rolls out contactless fuel payments 

    * What is Backdoor?

    * Not sure what 2-factor authentication is?

    * These are the best Chromebooks to buy

    * NASA shows off Mars spacecrafts’ wildest images

    Google Travel adds new pandemic-related travel planning information

    * AMC tries to reopen

    * $140,000 for a sealed Super Mario Bros.

    * Amazon Alexa security bug

    * Apple One

    * FCC beats cities in court

    * Epic Games is suing Apple

    * Intel offers a first look at its processors and Xe graphics

    * Facebook officially launching a Voting Information Center

    * Disney, Apple and more voice concerns over WeChat ban

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    QAnon to be targeted by Facebook

    QAnon to be targeted by Facebook

    QAnon to be targeted by Facebook they are going to be going after the groups with yet to be undetermined actions. I suspect they will be removing groups and banning users for what they perceive to be false information and crazy conspiracies. With plans to treat them as they do today to anti-vaccinators.

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    Show Notes:



    * –How much mobile data does streaming data use?

    * –USPS shipping delays could have impact on Prime Day

    * –Best shower speakers

    * –Twitter lines up to buy TikTok

    * –Rent an RV from this new startup

    * –Clear Channel’s billboards will start tracking consumers in Europe

    * –Nvidia teases RTX 3080 event

    * –AT&T to lay off 600 at HBO and Warner Bros.

    * –Amazon, Apple and Facebook, guest worker ban

    * –Big Sur public beta

    * –Disney has no Fox left

    * –Gogo is trying to sell its commercial inflight commercial business

    * –Uber and Lyft ordered by California judges to classify drivers as employees

    * –Woz is hosting a live stream charity fundraiser

    • 51 min
    Intel Got Hacked idiots

    Intel Got Hacked idiots

    Intel has suffered a major hack of its intellectual property which likely will impact it’s bottom line technical papers, chip design the list goes on. 20gb of material which is said to be the first installment of data. What is not known yet is how the material was stolen. Did it walk out the front door on a drive or did they get hacked? Time will tell on how bad the damage is but so far information from 2016 forward have been released.

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    Show Notes:



    * These are the best smartwatches you can buy

    * NASA rethinks use of insensitive nicknames for cosmic objects

    * Verizon expands its 5G network into San Jose, California

    * How to limit who can reply to your tweets

    * YouTube is experimenting 

    * Researchers warn of a security flaw for Android phones

    * T-Mobile leapfrogs AT&T

    * Google reportedly working on a foldable Pixel for 2021

    * Apple launches public beta of macOS Big Sur

    * FCC lowers some prison phone rates

    * Uber continues to hemorrhage cash

    * Facebook reportedly removed strikes from conservative pages

    * Twitter adds labels to state-backed media and government accounts 

    * Snapchat to roll out in-app voter registration

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    • 53 min
    SpaceX Completes Manned Flight

    SpaceX Completes Manned Flight

    Congratulations to SpaceX for completing the first manned mission and first splashdown in 50 years. This is an incredible accomplishment and now we can look forward to SpaceX being in the human lift business for some time. Tonight we had our first submitted conspiracy theory actually started by one of our long time listeners.

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    Show Notes:



    * –Walmart Plus

    * –What’s new on Netflix

    * –Virgin Galatic wants to whip passengers across the planet

    * –The 5 best burner phones for protecting your identity

    * –MIT AI system knows when to make a medical diagnosis 

    * –Verizon strikes a roaming deal to allow 5G use in South Korea

    * See a typhoon swirl and a volcano erupt

    * –Amazon may be facing antitrust probe from NY AG

    * –Virgin Orbit reveals cause of failed May test launch

    * –Bill English dies

    * –Google details its plans for Windows apps for Chrome apps 

    * –ADT will sell and install Nest devices

    * –ESPN and other Disney channels now live on FuboTV

    * –Windows by the numbers

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    • 56 min
    Verizon LTE Home Internet

    Verizon LTE Home Internet

    Looks like Verizon is finally going to start introducing a Home Internet plan that is supposedly unlimited. We will have to read the fine print for $40/$60 price range with 25mbps down. We will see. The service is in a limited release area at this time but I am going to be calling tomorrow to at least get on a request list.

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    Show Notes:



    * Spectrum outage finally ends

    * Twitter’s app is helping stop phones from strangling the web

    * Facebook boosts accessibility, screen reader changes

    * HBO app replaces HBO Now on Fire TV devices

    * EU will open a full investigation into Google’s FitBit acquisition 

    * Mars rover is officially on its way to Red Planet

    * Verizon’s answer for rural broadband access

    * Documents show Apple gave Amazon special treatment

    * CBS All Access adds 70 shows

    * A Pac-Man edition of Monopoly

    * Google One will back up iOs or Android devices for free

    * How to remedy these 5 annoying Android issues

    * Peacock has added 10 million customers 

    * GMC teases its 1,000HP electric Hummer truck and SUV

    * Samsung’s unlocked Galaxy Z Flip is now available for pre-order

    * a href="https://www.engadget.com/qualcomm-5g-iphone-delay-132023338.

    • 48 min
    Twitter Admin Spying on You?

    Twitter Admin Spying on You?

    If you are someone important a Twitter admin may be spying on you. Meanwhile, the real spies may release “some” UFO reports which will likely be super redacted. But the Pentagon appears to be ready to reveal what they describe as swamp gas and over-imaginative pilots chasing hot air balloons over the pacific.

    Have a conspiracy theory or saw something that got shadowbanned let me know.

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    Show Notes:



    * –Apple’s Macs might get Face ID

    * –Local election officials’ emails could be at risk

    * –Twitter and Facebook become targets in Trump and Biden ads

    * –Dave confirms a security breach 

    * –Australian government sues Google

    * –Call Control cracks down on robocalls

    * –The MTA’s got porn in its Google search results

    * –CTA launches the Public Health Initiative

    * –Ford deploys Boston Dynamics’ Spot robots to Michigan plant

    * –Garmin confirms ransomware attack

    * –Amazon revamps its Alexa app

    * –Intel debuts slightly slower slightly cheaper version of its chip

    * –Qualcomm Quick Charge 5

    * –Matt Gaetz says, Mark Zuckerberg lied

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Deplanque ,

Great show

Fantasic show whith not only tech, keep up the good work!

Donkey Bob ,

Great Podcast

This is one podcast I like to see being downloaded in iTunes. I listen to some podcasts purely for their entertainment value and some for their information. This podcast gives me both, I'm engaged and absorbing at the same time. Keep it going Todd

M4RCUS2000 ,

One of the best tech related podcasts

I’ve been listening to this podcast on and off for over a year now. It’s a show about technology news, but it’s not one bit dry and boring as one might first expect, this is thanks to the great host Todd Cochrane who has such a great passion for what he’s doing. With two shows a week, keeping up with this podcast requires dedication – and when you first listen you might wonder why Todd spends the first 15 minutes just having a general chit-chat about what’s going on in his world – but as you listen each week you realise that is part of the charm, and what differentiates this tech podcast from the myriad of others out there. This is the cream of the podcasting world, highly recommended!

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