Internet Access Sucks? Try More Fibre

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2015-07-04

Santa Cruz City is getting fiber; learn a bit about how a City can get fiber from our special guest Chris Nicholson. Also, Supreme Court rejects Java API Copyright appeal, improvements in fiber distance, ISPs suck in the US, SpaceX has it’s first major problem, selfie sticks are banned by the mouse, and hobby drone interferes with firefighting.

Want Encrypted Ads? Read the Book!

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2015-06-27

How Amazon will hold revenue until you read the book, NY goes after Verizon, ask a better DNS server, ad blocking, and more geek news of the week,

Lastpass takes Hyperloop to Private Conference

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2015-06-20

That battery thing was over-blown, Google IO, WWDC, NodeConf, tech diversity, some changes to iOS and much more geek news.

Plus an interview with Neil Stevenson about his new book, “Seveneves.” If you plan to read it, wait on listening to the interview because it contains spoilers.

Power your voice searches with Java

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2015-06-13

Repairman beats Google search algorithms, battery booster explained, Chrome limiting Flash, are APIs copyrightable, and more GeekNews of the week.

Hola! Photos and PGP; Adios Car Ownership

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2015-06-06

A bit of Google I/O:Google Photos, Facebook PGP, GM says you don’t own your car.

Adult Friends Reset Their Focus Virtually

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2015-05-30

VR is going social, how to stop fob hacking car thieves, more Starbucks hacking, security breaches, more NSA Snowden stuff and much more Geek News of the Week.

Distracted Flying Car Crashes into Walled Garden

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2015-05-23

Wearables while driving, hacking while flying, self driving cars, Facebook instant’s walled garden, and passwords, passwords, passwords.

FCC Focuses on Edgy Cactus

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2015-05-16

Net-Neutrality win, self driving car safety, coping with Tech distractions, MS Edge looks good, and TTP in Google Maps.

Sperm Play Games with Keurig's DRM

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2015-05-09

Dr Dawn Motyka joins the Geeks for fascinating, apparently unpronounceable stuff about the effect of cell phones on your body, gamification, and how Amazon’s mechanical Turk is helping speed up the Singularity.

Miniature Computers Ransom your Health

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2015-05-02

Tiny computers, medical nano technology, a cure for Coinvault ransom malware, and medical apps on your smart device: how do they work? The Geeks are joined by Ask Dr Dawn host Dr Dawn Motyka.

Educating Droids on Computer Security

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2015-04-25

Apple Watch Opinions, SpaceX Landing Failure, Huawei’s P8 phone, new Droid BB8, designed for security might have flaws, Massive Online Open Courses have issues in UC, anti-drone drones, and more Geek News of the week.

Maine Police Watch for Rude Texts

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2015-04-18

Your Mac needs a patch; you may decide you need the Apple watch if you fall for trying one one; The Maine police learned they needed to be more careful with their data — by paying a price; the Geeks need a workable chat/text platform across mobile systems; and the world needs your ideas for the etiquette of handling each others’ devices.

Story Corps Reflects on Discrimination During Roadtrip

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2015-04-11

Volvo develops an invisible and highly reflective spray paint, Snapchat also goes transparent, tell your story for the library of congress through the Story Corp App, how to learn to program in Spanish class and much more this week in Geek News.

Tsunami of Sound Turns Moon Pitch Black

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2015-04-04

Don’t email personal data, Amazon does good, extinguish fire with sound, moving asteroids by tractor beams, and more wonderful GeekNews.

PWN2OWN Flushes Birds With Hanlon's Razor

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2015-03-28

Security prompts don’t help you think, Tricoders are closer then you think, abandoned means abandoned with cool pictures, are people evil or stupid, how to pwn a browser, Mars photos, and more GeekNews.

Tesla S Interviews at Uber

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2015-03-21

The Geeks discuss self-driving cars, face recognition, terrible job interviews, and get fannish at the in-person appearance of our Canadian correspondent, Greg Merkley

Siri gets an alternative Lyft to Pi Energy

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2015-03-14

Dedicated to Terry Pratchett on this PiDay episode we commemorate 40years of Hitchhiker’s Guide, 30year birthday of the oldest dot-com, chat about Seri voice data, wind and ocean alt energy, and talk about the new Apple products.

Git Renders Spock in Holographic Pi

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2015-03-07

This pledge show episode: GitLab and Renderman, Spock-ifing CA money, Google Facts ranking, Art-Feminisim Wikipedia edit day and much more.

Live Long and Prosper, Net Neutrality

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2015-02-28

FCC’s awesome net neutrality ruling, good bye to a geek icon, PIfs a file system using Pi for storage, debate the blue/black/gold/white dress and handle other tech news of the week.

Refurbished Killer Robot Silences Waldo

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2015-02-21

The robotic uprising has begun! Robot vacuums and car washes are attacking back. Other topics include Where’s Waldo search strategy, a personal robot and Star Trek on Kickstarter, and Sony’s aesthetically questionable smart glasses.

Cruise to the Summit in your iVan

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2015-02-14

Space and security are the topics this week; from star wars cruises to space submarines and huge password dumps to counter reverse-engineering software.

RadioShack Learns of New Job at Amazon

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2015-02-07

A goodbye and honoring of RadioShack, DRM/EME/W3C and trusting black boxes on all your computers (from your car to your phone),
how Machine Learning works, a bit about Natural Language Processing to get a job, Amazon opens a book store, and more GeekNews.

And Command/Ctrl + K brings up the link dialog!

AOL’s Opera Profits Apple

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2015-01-31

Topics inlude: AOL is still a thing? Bill Gates as cool guy singularity skeptic. Saluting our Apple high-profit overlords. Are scientists more right than the rest of us? And sad times for Dreamwork’s computer graphics artists.

Vaccine for False News Available on Skymaul

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2015-01-24

SkyMall closes, Windows10 for free, Twitter & Instagram wars, Doctorow’s Three Laws about digital rights, and moar. Bonnie Miles and Lyle.

SpaceX Gets Warm Looks from Apple

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2015-01-17

The heat is on with Apple functionality, rocket landings, encryption, politics, and the global climate.

Poker Game at CES Shakes up OSX

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2015-01-10

Very bad things happen to Macs, being tasered will be caught on camera, computers take the pot in Texas hold-em, and the highlights of CES, which doesn’t stand for Computer Electronics Show anymore. All of this and more on this episode of GeekSpeak.

Giants Take Up Robotic Arms in Cyber War

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2015-01-03

robotic arms, cyber attacks, 2015 looks to be the Year of Interesting Developments.

Stressed Lizards are all Thumbs

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2014-12-27

Amazon shares some interesting numbers, XBox and PS4 networks saved by Kim.com and more weekly geeky news.

"Psychic" Birds Wiretap Sony's Lava Cellphone

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2014-12-20

What is legal vs not, lava vs snow, birds vs tornadoes, EFF vs NSA, and more geeky news of the week.

Lasers clean Facebook Adds for AI Lawyers

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2014-12-13

Facebook protects users from posting “bad photos”, in-store shopping and Facebook, TSA adds bad security, China’s banned words, a new AI lawyer, and Sony news.