40 episodes

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.

Geek News Central Podcast Todd Cochrane

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    • 4.2 • 139 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.

    FCC rejects Starlink for rural internet access funds

    FCC rejects Starlink for rural internet access funds

    The idiots at the FCC rejected Starlink for rural internet access funds saying the service was too experimental and still not proven. Someone over there needs to be forced to live out in the middle of nowhere and get stuck with no service as much of rural America is forced to deal with. Starlink has been instrumental in changing how and where I can now work.

    It’s time to consider becoming a GNC Podcast Insider. Contribute $2, $5, $10, $15, $20, $25 a month or make a one time donation. You can also boost the show V4V and have your boost read live; the easiest way to support the podcast is through the Fountain Podcast App.

    Subscribe to the Newsletter.

    Join the Chat @ GeekNews.Chat

    Email Todd or follow him on Facebook.

    Like and Follow Geek News Central Facebook Page.

    New Geek Central Discord Channel

    Download the Audio Show File



    Show Notes:



    * SpaceX’s reusable Falcon Heavy rocket

    * NHS IT supplier held to ransom by hackers

    * AirPods and the iPhone 15 are expected to have USB-C charging 

    * Kuri

    * Amazon fined over labor law breaches

    * Tesla’s Full Self-Driving

    * Linkedin rolls out new tools

    * The Right Stuff

    * FTC and online data protection

    * Musk wants Twitter to identify employees

    * OnlyFans bribed Instagram

    * Mark Cuban in hot water

    * Teens have abandoned Facebook

    * Rivian reports more losses

    • 53 min
    Deepfakes Pose a Growing Danger

    Deepfakes Pose a Growing Danger

    Deepfakes just lore five years ago are now on the rise and soon may increase at a greater rate as the technology behind them increases. Deepfakes in Audio are already very easily constructed and scary, considering you may have to defend yourself from things you did not say. Video is on the rise as well; not as easily done, but some deepfakes are quite convincing.

    It’s time to consider becoming a GNC Podcast Insider. Contribute $2, $5, $10, $15, $20, $25 a month or make a one time donation. You can also boost the show V4V and have your boost read live; the easiest way to support the podcast is through the Fountain Podcast App.

    Subscribe to the Newsletter.

    Join the Chat @ GeekNews.Chat

    Email Todd or follow him on Facebook.

    Like and Follow Geek News Central Facebook Page.

    New Geek Central Discord Channel

    Download the Audio Show File



    Show Notes:



    * –NASA investigates mystery objects 

    * –Apple will ship 1.5 million AR/VR headsets

    * –Android 13 beta 

    * –SpaceX and Dish

    * –Tesla faces new probes into deaths and false advertising.

    * –US Treasury bans Tornado Cash

    * –Lyft creates a media division 

    * –Parent sues Facebook

    * –eBay electronic resellers cry foul

    * –Fitbit will soon lose the ability to sync with computers

    * –Musk wants public debate with the CEO of Twitter

    * –Gigantic crowds are expected for the inaugural launch of the rocket

    * –a href="https://www.theverge.

    • 45 min
    SpaceX has upgraded their Satellites but needs Starship

    SpaceX has upgraded their Satellites but needs Starship

    SpaceX has upgraded their Satellites but needs Starship to get them to orbit as the new Starlink antennas are bigger and heavier. So the pressure will mount for Elon Musk to get Starship headed to orbit and make it re-useable. Astronomers will be very happy with this, but many very bright Starlink satellites are still in orbit.

    It’s time to consider becoming a GNC Podcast Insider. Contribute $2, $5, $10, $15, $20, $25 a month or make a one time donation. You can also boost the show V4V and have your boost read live; the easiest way to support the podcast is through the Fountain Podcast App.

    Subscribe to the Newsletter.

    Join the Chat @ GeekNews.Chat

    Email Todd or follow him on Facebook.

    Like and Follow Geek News Central Facebook Page.

    New Geek Central Discord Channel

    Download the Audio Show File



    Show Notes:



    * –Space view of massive California wildfires

    * –PA campaign volunteers doing gig work

    * –Google Pixel 7

    * –A BMW cheaper electric i4 sedan

    * –Hackers stole passwords at payment terminals 

    * –Charter loses home internet customers 

    * –Russia is starting to beat Ukraine

    * –Spotify wants users to pay for certain buttons

    * –A traveler was fined $1,874 over 2 McMuffins

    * –Google CEO has concerns

    * –Oracle is laying off employees

    * –Dell to wirelessly charge your phone from the laptop

    * –NASA invites media to the next SpaceX launch

    * –US authorities threaten Alibaba

    • 48 min
    Discovery of new UEFI Rootkit is bad news!

    Discovery of new UEFI Rootkit is bad news!

    The UEFI Rootkit that has been discovered has been in the wild since 2016, with it only now being discovered is an absolute disaster primarily at this point for Windows users! How something so sinister can go undetected for this long is a tragedy. We had some boosts to the show from the fountain podcast app thank you to those early adopters.

    It’s time to consider becoming a GNC Podcast Insider. Contribute $2, $5, $10, $15, $20, $25 a month or make a one time donation. You can also boost the show V4V and have your boost read live; the easiest way to support the podcast is through the Fountain Podcast App.

    Subscribe to the Newsletter.

    Join the Chat @ GeekNews.Chat

    Email Todd or follow him on Facebook.

    Like and Follow Geek News Central Facebook Page.

    New Geek Central Discord Channel

    Download the Audio Show File



    Show Notes:

    –YouTube Shorts.

    –Hackers going after BMW.

    –UEFI Rootkit.

    –California Insulin.

    –Perseid Schedule.

    –FTC to Block Meta Purchase.

    –Two-page Net Neutrality Bill.

    –Chips Act Passes House/Senate.

    –Apple Earnings.

    –Intel Earnings.

    –Amazon Earnings.

    –AMD Chip Leak.

    –Radiation Detector Sabotage.

    –Instagram Buckles under Pressure.

    –Renewed EV Rebates.

    –No More New Homes till 2032.

    –a href="https://techcrunch.

    • 57 min
    Download the Fountain Podcast App

    Download the Fountain Podcast App

    The Fountain Podcast app is a new app that I have been using that allows me to earn money while listening to shows I love while at the same time being able to boost shows that I love with a small or large donation in the form of Boosts that allow me to give satoshis aka derivative of a bitcoin to shows. There is much tech news today, but check out the Fountain Podcast App that supports Podcast 2.0 initiatives.

    It’s time to consider becoming a GNC Podcast Insider. Contribute $2, $5, $10, $15, $20, $25 a month or make a one time donation. You can also boost the show V4V and have your boost read live, the easiest way to support the podcast.

    Subscribe to the Newsletter.

    Join the Chat @ GeekNews.Chat

    Email Todd or follow him on Facebook.

    Like and Follow Geek News Central Facebook Page.

    New Geek Central Discord Channel

    Download the Audio Show File



    Show Notes:



    * –Pixel 6a users report a big security issue

    * –The Orville

    * –Kmart halts use of in-store facial recognition 

    * –GM is launching an online EV service

    * –Google co-founder selling his investments in Elon Musk’s investments

    * –Uber admits cover-up

    * –Meta is shutting down Tuned

    * –NASA reveals ambitious new plan

    * –Joe Biden’s Zoom setup

    * –Cadillac’s Celestiq

    * Google fired an engineer who claimed AI chatbot is a person

    * –Meta launches music revenue sharing

    * –Apple Vs. Chicago

    * –GM secures government loan...

    • 49 min
    Facebook considering allowing 5 profiles per account

    Facebook considering allowing 5 profiles per account

    Facebook considers each user to have up to 5 profiles per account. It has never made sense why I could not have a Geek News Central profile and a New Media Show profile. It just makes so much more sense to keep things separated. Let’s hope they move forward with this. Also, I want to encourage you to support the show in the value for value model. Donate to the show or become a sustaining insider if you find the content valuable.

    It’s time to consider becoming a GNC Podcast Insider. Contribute $2, $5, $10, $15, $20, $25 a month or make a one time donation.

    Subscribe to the Newsletter.

    Join the Chat @ GeekNews.Chat

    Email Todd or follow him on Facebook.

    Like and Follow Geek News Central Facebook Page.

    New Geek Central Discord Channel

    Download the Audio Show File



    Show Notes:



    * –GM’s coast-to-coast network of 2,000 EV chargers

    * –The SEC and Elon Musk

    * –Amazon says, members bought 300 million items

    * –Biden’s broadband billions

    * –App Store revenue from non-game apps just topped games

    * –Twitter went down

    * –Panasonic picks Kansas

    * –Facebook test lets users have up to 5 profiles

    * –Jury convicts ex-CIA engineer

    * –Celsius files for bankruptcy 

    * –Amazon offers to limit the use of merchant data

    * –Amazon provided Ring doorbell footage to police

    * –Uber sued by more than 500 women

    * –Major Optimum outage in NJ

    * –NY House candidate accuses Hul...

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 Ratings

macpro3000 ,

A Great Tech Podcast with a Long History

When it comes to fun and informative tech podcasts, Geek News Central is it with venerable host Todd Cochran. I’ve been listening to Geek News Central off and on for many, many years since It first started in 2004.

Todd has an easy going personality who presents you with the latest news and opinions of all kinds of tech products including Apple Macs, iPhones, iPads; various PC platforms with their Windows OS and Linux options, smart technology, Android, phones, tablets, TV, streaming, audio and much, much more.

Each podcast if about an hour or so long. You can listen to it live on Mondays and Thursdays or just download the podcast here and at other aggregators.

Dugman1958 ,

Enjoyment

I enjoy listening to Todd’s weekly show. He give me great insight into the tech industry ❣️

Breck320 ,

Love this podcast

Todd reviews all of the latest techie news articles and adds his deep insights. His reviews help me know what’s going on in the technology world without when I miss an article or don’t have time to dig through the tech news site. Thanks for the fantastic podcast!

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