We-Vibe's Update increases Battery Range to reach New York

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2016-09-21

Sensitive topics, political metaphors, electric cars, and technical labors of love, bad tech as political excuses, and more GeekNews of the week.
In the post show: Browser updating, Semver and vi vs Emacs.

Facebook's USB Causes Legal DOOM

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2016-09-14

Doom graphics study, drones delivering burritos, legal software like chat-bot tackling homelessness, Facebook removes socially important images because of nudity concerns, Crazy USB, Dropbox Hacking your computer.

And a long post show with FAA thinking shampoo is worse then burning batteries, Lyle almost blinds himself recharging a battery, and more.

Home Networking - Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X

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2016-09-07

Alex Sleeis, our Southern California Correspondent, teaches us how amazing the $50 Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X is and what you can do with it to keep your home network safe and happy in the age of IoT (Internet of Things).

Siri Calls a Cab for Nextdoor’s Airline School

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2016-08-31

The WWW 25 years, pull requests to fix spelling, WhatsApp → Facebook your number, Self Driving Taxi in Singapore, Seymour Parpert made Logo, Nextdoor less racist, WhatsApp → Facebook your phone number, and more GeekNews of the week.

Space Gates Gawks at Giant Aircraft

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2016-08-24

Gawker Media ending, global warming is warmer, space station airlocks and docks, telcos are leading IPv6 adoption, NASA opening research, and much more GeekNews of the week.

Hidden Figures RAID Code 42 for HIV vulnerability

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2016-08-17

This week the geeks discuss another successful SpaceX landing, Hidden Figures: the story of a group of brilliant mathematicians who made NASA’s Apollo mission possible, Seagate’s new super large storage, different storage redundancy options, programming school, and HIV.

Russian Trolls Hunt Pokemon on Tall Busses

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2016-08-10

Bad lock security, phone battery sales double since PokémonGo, giant tall bus hits Chinese streets, FarmBot!, Trolling the internet for Politics, geeks and guns, slow mo actions, and much more GeekNews.

Machines Elect to Shut Down Dolly's Sisters

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2016-08-03

Dawn Motyka joins the Geeks to bring an extra level of awesomeness to this episode of GeekSpeak.

KUSP Off Air

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2016-08-01

On July 31st 2016 the KUSP board sent out a press release stating “Local independent public radio station KUSP 88.9fm | kusp.org will sign off at midnight tonight, ending nearly 45 years of distinguished on-air public service in the greater Monterey Bay Area and more than 20 years online.”.

This prompted me to record the experience of hearing KUSP go off air.

This is a non-standard short episode of GeekSpeak.

How Many Burritos to Automate a VCR?

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2016-07-27

Good bye to the VCR, burrito currency, more car automation, For the Love of Spock doc, drone delivery slurpee, Echo dev, comic reader, and more geek news of the week.

Pokemon Drives Terror App to Airbnb

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2016-07-20

France’s terror alert app fails, autonomous cars or not, no more McPorn, Addicted to Pokemon Go, hidden voice commands, Airbnb laws, lack of diversity hiring.
In the post show: Ranscam, Las Vegas, iOS Development and bugs in AVPlayer sound completions.

To The Moon, Pokemon!!!

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2016-07-13

Apollo source code on GitHub, Facebook to handle graphic vids with nuance, faster SD cards, owning your finger prints, Pokemon Go, and more news of the week.

Post show Miles and Lyle talk black lives matter vs blue, gun control, GMOs, and on and on.

Code Talkers Orbit Jupiter in VR

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2016-07-06

Learning to code on iOS, FBI “don’t indict”, Lyle gets Echo, Facebook Changes their focus, Google Source Code management, Geek news of the week, and lots of post-show code geekery.

Free Code Camp with Quincy Larson

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2016-06-29

Quincy Larson (@ossia) runs Free Code Camp an open source community organization that helps people learn to code, and helps non-profits with software needs.

Nuclear powered file allocation tables help in brain training Barbies

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2016-06-22

This week the Geeks discuss China’s new supercomputer,
new Apple photos app and file system, Uber self driving cars, and much more geek news of the week.

Carbonated Elements Thank Asimov for Automating Jobs

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2016-06-15

Ben ponders hot carbonated drinks, Bios update security fail, new Element names, trademark on “thankyou”, Microsoft+LinkedIn, some Apple news and other GeekNews of the week.

Kenny Hill, Guitar Geek

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2016-06-08

Al and Lyle visited Kenny Hill at his Ben Lomond, CA Guitar shop and then chatted about his guitar making history. This is a true Guitar Geek.

Kenny is a well known Classic Guitar maker.

$20,000 iPod Screams in ALL CAPS

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2016-06-01

Vintage iPods are selling for amazing amounts, All Caps can make you overlook important information, and Human Glue comes to Japan. These and more stories on this week’s Geekspeak.

Shining Sunlight on the FBI’s Backspace Button

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2016-05-25

Solar cell efficiency milestone, solar fire outside of Vegas, near Paradise, praise for CGP Grey, lovely video of Mercury transiting the sun and more Week in Geek news.

Kids Caught on Mic Reading Kepler’s Poem

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2016-05-18

Kid hacks parent iPhone, Oliver on Science, OkCupid data for all, Government Surveillance using Google vehicle, Emoji Race, Keplar update and much more geek news of the week.

Qubits Cause Podcast Cancer

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2016-05-11

Miles is getting sheep, Lyle cuts grass with a scythe, Aussies share a great brain cancer study, podcasts are popular, game reviewer gaming the YouTube Content ID, and more geek news of the week.

The Fellowship of the Geeks

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2016-05-07

Geeks from near and far gather at the station for this last on-air broadcast, and reminisce on shows past, while discussing tech news and the future of media.

If you live in the Central Coast of California, join us live on May 21st… visit live.GeekSpeak.org

Firefighting Battery Podcasts with Lab Mice

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2016-04-30

Using drones to fight fire, another promising battery technology, and an in depth look at podcasting. These and many other stories on this week’s episode of GeekSpeak.

Synchronised SNES Bikes to Troll’s Nest

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2016-04-23

Reprogramming SNES games on the fly, Modelling bike sketches, and Feeding the Trolls. These and many other stories on this week’s episode of GeekSpeak.

Spacebound Emojis Learn with Libs

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2016-04-16

The Geeks discuss the need to constantly learn in their jobs; Emojis can be misinterpreted; and there have been two successful spacecraft landings recently. These and many other stories on this week’s episode of GeekSpeak.

Want to Convert your Flower Pots into Drones? Ask Siri!

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2016-04-09

With technology you can buy a flowerpot that’ll keep your plants alive, steal drones from the police, and even turn air into water. The Geeks discuss these and many other stories on this week’s episode of GeekSpeak.

Tay Tweets on FBI’s Phone Via Roller Coaster

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2016-04-02

Long, long virtual coaster, bad names for computers, AT&T wants CA $$, AI get’s racist, and more geek news of the week.

Node goes Nova over Marketing of GMO Pizzas

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2016-03-26

We see a supernova, robot-pizza delivery, Nvidia has a massive graphics card and Facebook’s trailer for Straight Out of Compton was different for different ethnic groups.

Pi's Chrome Extension uses a Unique PIN on Open Hardware

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2016-03-19

1234 may not be the best PIN, quitting iOS apps does nothing, should Ben keep working on his Chrome extension for OkCupid, a 314gb drive for the RasberryPi, detecting people even while using Tor.
And in the post-show Ben and Lyle geek out on Star Trek and how working for NF and FB feels a bit like being in a Gene Roddenberry universe.

Batteries Pledge to Ransom Mosquitos from FBI

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2016-03-12

Let’s release GMO mosquitoes in Florida, give money to KUSP, beat a Go champion, encrypt every web server for free, and take care of your cell-phone battery.
KUSP’s new Interim General Manager Bonnie Jean Primbsch hosts, with Lyle Troxell, on a live pledge week episode. Discussion also include ransomware entering the Mac universe.