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.

Squirrel’s Comic Font Illustrates Google Car Crash

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2016-03-05

Augmented Reality comic books, Squirrels cause power outages, and a look at highway sign fonts. Also; how a former NASA administrator says they have lost their way, and a Google car hits a bus.

Thea Cook Archives the FBI’s Encrypted Data Forever

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2016-02-27

The future of data storage, and Apple vs. the FBI, plus gender equity on GitHub repos.

Bricked iPhone Blamed on Gravity Leak

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2016-02-20

Starting with software fails and then talking about the confirmation of Gravitational Waves existence and detection.

Gaming the Laws on Cockroach Repair

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2016-02-13

Repair your gear rights, cheap USB C’s can kill your gear, Apple is bricking repaired iPhones, getting tired will increase your Facebook usage, and much more news of the week.

Government Scanning ABTests

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2016-02-06

Shodan has been scanning ports on IPV6 networks, Going Dark doesn’t mean you can’t be tracked, and an in depth discussion on how software engineers use you to improve their products using AB Tests.

Netflix Takes Broadband to the Broken Screen

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2016-01-30

Netflix will do more to stop customers from bypassing country restrictions, Miles fixes his laptop screen, Donald Rumsfeld makes an iOS solitaire game based off of Winston Churchill’s design, and more week in geek news.

Throttling Bitcoins at the Back Door

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2016-01-23

A follow up on T-Mobile’s Bingeon service, Discussion of Encryption and backdoors, Plus the latest news about Bitcoin.

Enigma Translates SSL Certs using The Force

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2016-01-16

The Computer History Museum has a full-scale Babbage Engine, SSL/TLS Sha-1 suite is discontinued and we Geek Out on SSL/TLS Certificates and The Force.

Reusable WiFi Checks Out IPv6

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2016-01-09

An update on SpaceX’s Falcon 9, IPv6’s 20th birthday, and a whole lotta Wifi brings the Geeks into the new year.

Perl’s First Stage of Net Neutrality is Swift

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2016-01-02

A successful SpaceX flight, Swift and Perl, mobile carriers and net neutrality issues. Disney using DMCA against individual’s photo of a Star Wars figurine.

And we round up the show with talk of Star Wars VII (at the end with warning).

Big Solar Sends Kids to the AI Mine

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2015-12-19

A town in North Carolina says no to solar power, There’s a new game in town when it comes to Artificial Intelligence, and the EFF brings light to the side effects of outsourcing public school IT services to companies like Google.

Interview Kepler on Jury Rigging

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2015-12-12

It’s “Jury Rig”, use PEX, software development expertise is useful for software development, use three words for any spot on the planet.

And in the second half: Aline Lerner, founder of interviewing.io, shares her insight about the uselessness of a resume when matching a person to a tech job: there is a better way.

Can't Fix Black Friday, Figure It Out

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2015-12-05

On Black Friday the Geeks fixed things, and urge you to do the same. You can figure things out, enjoy the learning, and learn to solve problems. Lyle and Ben chat about not knowing and still figuring things out.

Geeks State "To the Moon, iPad Pro"

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2015-11-28

External features of the world effect us internally, why does the moon have more creators on the “dark side”, our thoughts on the iPad Pro, and a bit about bridges.

Mobile Ranging Computational Cinematographer

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2015-11-21

A conversation with Arnav Jhala about computational cinematography and story comprehension, a chat about developing the MobileRanger App, and a quick review of the AppleTV.

Vader Statue Pwns HTTPS

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2015-11-14

Lenin looses to Vader, make sure you buy the right USB-C cable, caffeinated peanut butter, and a long form discussion on trust with regards to computers, password managers, and SSL certificates.

Coin Card Senses Internet of Things’ Vulnerabilities

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2015-11-07

Is the Internet of things a good thing? How do your senses affect each other? What’s the new thing in card payments?

Life, Memory, and the art of Phoning it in

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2015-10-31

New evidence for life beginning out there, not here. The epoch of fast computer storage will change what you can do. Wifi calling is here and it is awesome. The Geeks do a long form show.

Warrant-less Flashing Kills Drone’s Battery

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2015-10-24

California has a new privacy law, Flash has a huge problem, and Siri can be hacked. Also Facebook’s iOS app sucks battery life, quantum gravity experiment is possible, Apple vs University of Wisconsin-Madison and some more geeky weekly news.

Zombie Scans Detroit, Shoots Volvo

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2015-10-17

Got Zombies on your phone? Scanner mixing up numbers? What do Geeks have to do with guns? We discuss these questions and more this week on special pledge drive edition of Geekspeak.

Fermi & Snowden- The Ethics of Trucking Chip-cards

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2015-10-10

Have you wondered about those gold tabs on your latest credit card, or maybe where all the aliens are? How about whether Software Engineers keep you in mind when they develop your apps? Covering the Geeky News and touching on some ethics on this episode of GeekSpeak