Geek News Central Podcast

Geek News Central Podcast

Todd Cochrane

Description: Geek News Central is where I talk tech for the common man. With a twice weekly tech show covering a wide range of technical issues. Author of Podcasting The Do it Yourself Guide.

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Amazon uses Tips to Pay Drivers Wages #1390

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Amazon apparently was caught paying there deliver drivers with Tips they received versus paying them a fair wage and letting them keep their tips. This is the ultimate cheap charlie tactic I think I have ever seen. Big happening here this weekend with the install of the Audimute panels and finishing...

Google Sues Copyright Troll #1389

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Google is suing a Copyright troll that was issuing false DMCA takedowns. This unusual action is after the troll was trying to extort money from those he falsely accused. Grab your popcorn folks. I am back from my time in Florida. Lots happening this week. Studio design install happens on Sunday. Exp...

Apple 1 Million Dollar Bounty #1388

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Apple is offering a 1 Million dollar bug bounty for bugs found in its kernel. This is by far the biggest bounty ever offered and should help incentivize people to turn in those bugs. I had an event that went late last evening thus the Friday morning recording. Quick show today so enjoy and have a gr...

Cloudflare Terminates 8Chan #1387

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Cloudflare terminated the service of 8Chan today and there reasoning is laid out in a public posting. It’s a crazy world we live in now and companies are forced to make business decisions based upon what is happening in the world and I do not blame them. Anyway, lots going on major progress in...

YouTube Tweaks #1386

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YouTube is tweaking the signals it uses to rank kids video. There are winners and losers in this content game. When will creators learn that they need to take control of there brands and quit playing Russian roulette with their incomes? I am back in the Michigan studio. Two shows next week from the...

Sprint – T-Mobile DOJ Green Light #1385

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Sprint – T-Mobile finally gets the green light from the Department of Justice. So we will see how long it now takes for the deal to close as they are battling a number of state attorney generals as well. I am down in Columbus today with a busy schedule ahead. More details on the show...

Facebook 5 Billion Dollar Privacy Fine #1384

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Facebook has been hammered with a 5 billion dollar privacy violation fine. The biggest fine for Privacy violations in US history. It is a historic amount and some think it was not enough. What say you. Back in the Michigan studio for one show then back to Columbus next week. We are on the countdown...

Huawei conspiring with North Korea? #1383

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Huawei has some very serious allegations that it is facing in providing export-controlled gear to North Korea and if found to be true would be a very serious issue. What say you? I am headed back to Michigan tomorrow so I look forward to working on the new studio.

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Back in Blubrry Studio #1382

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I am back in the Blubrry studio and excited to get started putting it together to be able to do video in the next couple of weeks. Lots of work to make that happen and make it look good but I am excited that I am getting close to that reality. Work on the Michigan studio will begin in earnest mid-ne...

Studio Design is 90% Complete #1381

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The new GNC Studio Design is 90% complete and I have to get the colors locked in the pricing was also sent to me and its a bit more than I had planned on but I will see if I can fit it in the budget. I am quite excited to be in a position to reveal the design in the coming weeks. My travel schedule...
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