Falling Rock Arrested for Fake Iapetus Tweets

2014-04-19

The mountain range that fell from space, earth-like planet discovered, open source seeds, stem cells help the blind, and other Geek news, with Miles, Ben and Bonnie. This show is dedicated to the memory of Finn, a good dog.

Fruit Fly Prints Plane while Violin Plays Heartbleed

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2014-04-12

Fruit flies are mini-jet-fighters, Staples prints in 3D, Violinists and Stradivarius, Hearbleed explained and much more.

NASA's Meteoric Software Clocked at Terminal Velocity

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2014-04-05

Skydiver films meteoroid, NASA and Microsoft open source code, Subversion switches to Git, Zebras are stripy because… – Some car tech, and listener calls. Fun Fun show.

Virtual 3D Klingon Skull Chooses Carrier

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2014-03-29

Rings around an Astroid, Klingon Subtitles, Facebook goes virtual and Our experiences with alt phone carriers Net10, Ting, and Kitty Wireless.

Facebook Recognizes the Mosquito Reading Your Email

2014-03-22

Bonnie, Ben, and Lindsey talk about geek news of the week including various reactions to security and the lack thereof. Facebook, Microsoft, FCC, Twitter, Turkey, and mosquitoes…. oh my

OK Google, Tell the Patient to Say "Ah"

2014-03-15

Dr. Dawn joins the Geeks to talk about technology in the medical sphere, the CIA spies on the US Senate, and the US gives up control of DNS. All of this and more in the Week in Geek while we take your calls on this episode of GeekSpeak.

Upgrade Your Jacket's Porn Filters With Pennies

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2014-03-08

It’s pledge time again on KUSP, where all of our equipment like mics, headphones, air time, producers, AND THE PODCAST (Hint! Hint!) gets paid for. Please take a moment to donate to KUSP either on the website or the toll-free number (US only) 888-777-1507 so that we can continue to provide the Week in Geek news and banter you’ve come to know and love.

Mt. Gox Can't Afford the $25 Phone

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2014-03-01

It’s pledge time again on KUSP, where all of our equipment like mics, headphones, air time, producers, AND THE PODCAST (Hint! Hint!) gets paid for. Please take a moment to donate to KUSP either on the website or the toll-free number (US only) 888-777-1507 so that we can continue to provide the Week in Geek news and banter you’ve come to know and love.

Sadistically Trolling Neutron Stars with Unintended Acceleration

2014-02-22

From inside their bionic exoskeletons, covering the Week in Geek and taking your calls.

Jade Rabbit Horoscope: You will Learn to Program

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2014-02-15

Unprofitable Music, China’s Lunar Rover, Should Bonnie learn to program, Americans do not believe in Astrology, Comcast buys Time Warner, and much more GeekNews.

The Game of Tech Life

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2014-02-08

A contestant uses game theory to win at jeopardy. Also, boost your tech literacy to keep companies from gaming you.

Dark Matter Has a Bucky Ball on the Moon

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2014-02-01

Jaime Snyder joins the geeks to chat about the life and work of his grandfather Buckminster Fuller, an inspirational thinker and architect.
And in the first half of the show: international exploration of space, treats for programmers, and governments NOT going into cahoots with corporations.

Ukraine's Outage Executes Quantum Timestamp

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2014-01-25

Anniversaries, Google Glitches, China’s Internet Outage, Space and Science News, and Facebook vs Princeton. We also talked with a listener about ways of cryptographically proving time stamps.

Fish Eats Floppy Plane on Mac's 30th Aniversery

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2014-01-18

Mac turns 30, XP Rebirth, Fish eats Bird, Mozilla mapping cell towers, and much more on this episode of GeekSpeak.

Our Guest Daniel Kottke talks about the Mac 30th anniversary.

Backup Your Toothbrush's Password in 2014

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2014-01-11

What tech will be important for 2014 and beyond.

Waze Reports: Cloudy with a Chance of Pananoia Redux

2014-01-05

Originally aired on June 15th, 2013, this episode of GeekSpeak never made it into the podcast.

Vienna Teng - Music, Geek

2013-12-28

When a coder turns singer-songwriter, does her geekiness still show through? Resident Geek Ben Jaffe talks to Vienna Teng about her new album, Aims, and its geeky underbelly.

Time Travel Geek Style: The Year in Review

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2013-12-21

The Tech in 2013 that will matter from here on out.

Google's Shopping Robot Learns to Code

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2013-12-14

Chromecast, Google Privacy and bots, Sprint, T-mobile, AT&T vs net10, Yahoo! outage, Twitter’s new Crisis Alerts and more GeekSpeak news. And Learn to Code!

Drone Hacking Warp Drives

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2013-12-07

Lyle and Brian discuss Hacking Philosophy, semi autonomous drones, Microsoft implies the government is a threat and NASA is testing an actual F.T.L. warp drive theory?

BitCoins Explained, TSA, Moon Rights, Filter Bubble

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2013-11-30

The TSA is statistically about 50% correct, China to send a rover to the moon, breaking the filter bubble, and how BitCoin really works.
Ben and Lyle loved this episode!

Bitcoins and Cat Cannons Break Ground

2013-11-23

The Geeks convince themselves they are no threat to security and report on TruCrypt’s impending security audit. Also bitcoins’ value spike, the impending new Apple HQ, the uses for identifying someone by how they type, cats as the most useful memonic, why you would want vein-vision glasses, teeny tiny satelites and how to launch them, and bicycle navigation.

Phones: Carriers, OSs, Security, Privacy, Driving, and Government

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2013-11-16

The Geeks cover various aspects of cell phones and how we interact with them — baseband hackability, OS choices, grappling with carriers, towers, and the dangers of using smart phone features while driving.

Knife-Wielding Android Goes Supernova

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2013-11-09

Perils befall the internet Archive, perils reduce with driverless cars, and the Geeks would like to imperil AT&T. And then there’s more.

SQRLs Protect Wine from Google's Crypto-Virus Boat

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2013-11-02

What is in the SF Bay from Google? A new boxed wine for your bottles. Post Halloween Magnets, Cryptolocker virus is scary!!! And Lyle valiantly tries to explain SQRL and how it will replace passwords.

Bonnie notices how much Lyle has become a Google-Freak.

Vegas Farming Conference Upgrades Spudger

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2013-10-26

Non-planned guest Masumi Hayashi-Smith shares some soil knowledge. We chat about theater, beer foaming, learning to code with Code.org, Firefox OS awesomeness and much more.

Submersible Car Drones On about Skydiving, Mosquitos, & Spaaace

2013-10-19

Get vertigo as the Geeks discuss fossilized mosquitos, water on space objects, space objects in water, cars underwater and in the air, what it looks like to plummet to earth from 9 minutes up, mapping the Materhorn, and other dizzying subjects

Lavabit Touches Passwords with Solar-Powered CAT Scanner

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2013-10-12

Lavabit stands against the FBI, largest solar power plant goes live, cave women were the artists, and all the reasons why your passwords don’t work.

Tesla Bristles at Flaming Plutonium Shortage

2013-10-05

At NASA, The Problem is the Plutonium shortage. AT KUSP, it’s how best to encourage listeners to offer financial support to the station. One problem is hard to solve; the other could be easy…

Gnu Teaches Robots to not Google and Drive

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2013-09-28

High School teacher and Ben’s father, Roger Jaffe, joins us for this fun episode of GeekSpeek.