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Once every weekday, Breki Tomasson treats his listeners to the most recent stories from geek culture, alongside a healthy dose of this day in geek history. Queue it up for your commute and we'll have a blast together!

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Once every weekday, Breki Tomasson treats his listeners to the most recent stories from geek culture, alongside a healthy dose of this day in geek history. Queue it up for your commute and we'll have a blast together!

    Geekdays #836: Week Starting April 22nd

    Geekdays #836: Week Starting April 22nd

    Show notes and links:



    * Disney+ app and worldwide rollout plans revealed (engadget.com)

    * Facebook’s latest mishap involves bizarre messages printed on Oculus controllers – BGR (bgr.com)

    * Every video game reference in Carolina Panthers 2019 NFL schedule video (polygon.com)

    * Bloomberg – Are you a robot? (bloomberg.com)

    * Foxconn and the village: the $10B factory deal that turned one small Wisconsin town upside down (theverge.com)

    * Wisconsin Is Fighting to Renegotiate Its Foxconn Deal (vice.com)

    * The People Keeping Bees on Paris’s Most Famous Landmarks (atlasobscura.com)

    * Thousands of Bees Living on Notre Dame’s Roof Survived the Fire (vice.com)

    • 17 min
    Geekdays #835: Week starting April 8th

    Geekdays #835: Week starting April 8th

    Another week, another headache. Isn’t that how the expression goes? No? Another week, another bug-infested hell-hole for us to crawl out of? No? Dang it; I’m supposed to know this one. Another week, another florg driddy fnoop dardidae laminosa.

    … Okay, now I’m either having a stroke or reliving a past life. Is this thing even on?

    Show notes and links:



    * Amazon shoppers misled by ‘bundled’ star-ratings and reviews | Technology (theguardian.com)

    * Researchers Find Google Play Store Apps Were Actually Government Malware (vice.com)

    * Grindr defeats appeal over harassment on gay dating app (reuters.com)

    * Kaspersky Lab Will Now Alert Users to ‘Stalkerware’ Used In Domestic Abuse (vice.com)

    * New Nintendo Switch controller lets you ditch mobile apps for Fortnite chat (update) (polygon.com)

    * Labo VR modes come to ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ and ‘Breath of the Wild’ (engadget.com)

    * College students allegedly scammed Apple out of nearly $1M in iPhone replacements (theverge.com)

    * Cats Actually Understand When You Say Their Name, Study Finds (vice.com)

    • 17 min
    Geekdays #834: Week Starting April 1st

    Geekdays #834: Week Starting April 1st

    Now, this episode might be about the week that started on April first, but we make not a single reference to April Fools or the jokes told by the Internet At Large on said day. Instead, it’s all about Apple, Body Parts, Garfield Phones and Human Engineering. Also, … COME ON!

    Show notes and links:



    * Should I stand or walk for an efficient ride? (theconversation.com)

    * The severed feet found on beaches near Seattle and Vancouver, explained (vox.com)

    * Garfield beach phone mystery solved after 30 years (yahoo.com)

    * This Strange Quirk in Your Brain Could Explain Why You Can ‘Hear’ Silent Gifs (sciencealert.com)

    * Here’s why Apple is saying Spotify is suing songwriters (theverge.com)

    * Apple Arcade wants to slay the free-to-play monster iOS helped create (theverge.com)

    * Internal Documents Show Apple Is Capable of Implementing Right to Repair Legislation (vice.com)

    • 25 min
    Geekdays #833: Week Starting March 25th

    Geekdays #833: Week Starting March 25th

    “It’s been a while”, he said, remembering how often in the past he had spoken those very same words. “I come bearing news. News of the geeky variety. News to astonish and amuse; words to educate and entertain.” The words sounded hollow in his ears and he hoped nobody would hear the falseness in his tone. He was neither educational nor entertaining. At best, he spoke in trivia and puns, the lowest forms of both wisdom and comedy. But he smiled on, hoping that somebody would find some benefit in his efforts. That would make it all worth it – if just one person smiled.

    Show notes and links:



    * : Games :: NES :: Paste (pastemagazine.com)

    * GMS: Hubble Treasure Trove Sonification (nasa.gov)

    * Police in Canada Are Tracking People’s ‘Negative’ Behavior In a ‘Risk’ Database (vice.com)

    * Ice cores reveal huge solar storm struck Earth around 660 BC – Physics World (physicsworld.com)

    * This link has no title (indiegogo.com)

    • 22 min
    Geekdays #832: Week Starting March 4th

    Geekdays #832: Week Starting March 4th

    Show notes and links:



    * Twitter says it’s building a feature that lets you hide replies to your tweets (theverge.com)

    * YouTube CEO: Disabling comments on minor videos was ‘trade-off’ for child safety (cnet.com)

    * A Child Explains Why He Built a Nuclear Reactor in His Playroom (vice.com)

    * Bowser will replace Reggie Fils-Aimé as Nintendo of America president (arstechnica.com)

    * Rumor: Microsoft Bringing Game Pass And Published Titles To Switch (gameinformer.com)

    * Americans Are Literally Flushing Canada’s Forests Down the Toilet (vice.com)

    • 15 min
    Geekdays #831: Week Starting February 25th

    Geekdays #831: Week Starting February 25th

    It seems every episode begins with an excuse for why we’re late, so here goes… Sorry about this; I really thought we’d be on time this time around! We had our lineup of stories ready on Saturday, Breki had done his initial read-through on Sunday and was happy with how everything looked, but – come Monday – he started getting a nasty cold and couldn’t do his read… So, until we’ve perfected the artificial intelligences that will replace him, that kind of a thing is pretty much a showstopper. Anyway, we’re back on track and here’s the episode for this past week!

    Show notes and links:



    * An AI that writes convincing prose risks mass-producing fake news (technologyreview.com)

    * This Website Uses AI to Generate the Faces of People Who Don’t Exist (vice.com)

    * This Person Does Not Exist (thispersondoesnotexist.com)

    * Behold, the Facebook phishing scam that could dupe even vigilant users (arstechnica.com)

    * With the best air pressure sensor ever on Mars, scientists find a mystery (arstechnica.com)

    * Samsung’s foldable phone is the $1,980 Galaxy Fold (theverge.com)

    • 17 min

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