A long form conversation with science journalist and lecturer Kara Platoni about her new book: We Have the Technology: How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians, & Scientists Are Transforming Human Perception One Sense at a Time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is the Internet of things a good thing? How do your senses affect each other? What’s the new thing in card payments?
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.
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.
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.
Mars, the Supermoon, and US LTE speeds are all wet. How we teach coding, and how the DMCA protects car company’s secrets.
A formerly trustworthy source of protection disappoints, a trio of drones does a lovely dance you walk on, and even pressing a simple key on your computer can boggle your mind.
Prosthetic hand with feeling, T-Mobile using it’s new spectrum, AT&T finally to have wifi calling on iPhone, Science, Space, and more weekly geeky news.
Lock-picking with photographs, Tech Companies fight with the US, password cracking is easy when mistakes are made, Microsoft downloads you might not use, and more tech news of the week.
Self-driving cars are too polite, police tech isn’t polite enough, lunar burial, a Tesla breaks its tester again, and much more in the Week in Geek.
Open Source Pixar stuff, the need for consumer vigilance; drones used to smuggle into prison; analog vs UI geekery; developments that affect energy use; and opposing suggestions for what you do with your food photographs. With Lyle, Brian and Bonnie.
Glass as 3D printing medium, can speaking Klingon get you a job, Android lock patterns are not a unique snowflake, a discussion about diversity in tech and what you white guys can do to help, and more Geek News of the Week.
Lyle chats about doing the show for 15 years, and we cover the news: Freeboot followup, a new Epson printer that doesn’t need refills, Alphabet the new Google, Free Tuition for coding school, and much more.
Brand new very fast memory, Windows 10 rolls out slowly, how to stay safe online: experts vs non-experts, and more Geeky News.
Kepler did it again, a call to stop Skynet before it starts, iOS 9 beta woes for developers, Swarming Drones, Hacking Jeeps and more GeekNews of the week.
First DNA marker for depression; a new protein rich seaweed that tastes like bacon; 2014 was the warmest; cheating site gets hacked, possible moral hacking; a flying handgun is created to the dismay of humanity; and more geeky news of the week.
Twitter your government, ads waste bandwidth and your time, maybe Uber drivers are contractors, Facebook benefiting from stolen Youtube videos, and more Geek News of the week.
The ever-nearing IPv4 apocalypse, cool hybrids no one can afford, hiccups on the way to Pluto, and the role of free speech when national security is at stake. Check out the discussion about these stories and more with the Geeks while you ask for a carpooler with your cell phone.
Santa Cruz City is getting fiber; learn a bit about how a City can get fiber from our special guest Chris Neklason. 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.
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,
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.
Repairman beats Google search algorithms, battery booster explained, Chrome limiting Flash, are APIs copyrightable, and more GeekNews of the week.
A bit of Google I/O:Google Photos, Facebook PGP, GM says you don’t own your car.
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.
Wearables while driving, hacking while flying, self driving cars, Facebook instant’s walled garden, and passwords, passwords, passwords.
Net-Neutrality win, self driving car safety, coping with Tech distractions, MS Edge looks good, and TTP in Google Maps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t email personal data, Amazon does good, extinguish fire with sound, moving asteroids by tractor beams, and more wonderful GeekNews.
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.
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
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.
This pledge show episode: GitLab and Renderman, Spock-ifing CA money, Google Facts ranking, Art-Feminisim Wikipedia edit day and much more.
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.
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.
Space and security are the topics this week; from star wars cruises to space submarines and huge password dumps to counter reverse-engineering software.
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!
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.
SkyMall closes, Windows10 for free, Twitter & Instagram wars, Doctorow’s Three Laws about digital rights, and moar. Bonnie Miles and Lyle.
The heat is on with Apple functionality, rocket landings, encryption, politics, and the global climate.
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.
robotic arms, cyber attacks, 2015 looks to be the Year of Interesting Developments.