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NASA is launching a 4G phone network on the moon

NASA is launching a 4G phone network on the moon

People might ask about why to build a call network on the moon. It's infrastructure for so much more. Moving the data that includes navigation, health, sensors, robots, and more is going to be a must. And we are headed in that direction, so why not build it? Nokia,...

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2022 GMC Hummer EV: 1,000 hp, 350 miles of range, $112,595

2022 GMC Hummer EV: 1,000 hp, 350 miles of range, $112,595

If you've got a spare $100k hanging around, and want the latest in high tech OFF ROAD warrior items, the Hummer is back with an EV version. Edition 1 is decked out with a lot of features including blazing from 0-60 in 3 seconds, more horsepower than some supercars,...

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New tool predicts risk of Covid hospitalisation, death

QCOVID is an app in use in Britain, that will place a number of stats on hand, and evaluate your risk of serious issues from Covid-19. Frankly, it's placed some accurate numbers to things we already know, such as age, weight, and other conditions like diabetes or...

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Facebook bans Holocaust denial on its platform – Axios

Facebook bans Holocaust denial on its platform – Axios

I think Holocaust deniers are the scum of the earth. I think it's horrible for them to deny the death of 6 million Jews, 5.7 million Russian citizens, and 3 million Russian POWs, 2 million Polish, and so forth. For anyone including Facebook, to censor the deniers is...

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Facebook bans Holocaust denial on its platform – Axios

Facebook bans Holocaust denial on its platform – Axios

I think Holocaust deniers are the scum of the earth. I think it's horrible for them to deny the death of 6 million Jews, 5.7 million Russian citizens, and 3 million Russian POWs, 2 million Polish, and so forth. For anyone including Facebook, to censor the deniers is...

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Netflix ends free 30-day trial offer in the US

Netflix ends free 30-day trial offer in the US

I'm sure that they've done the numbers and realized that it wasn't a good payoff. By now, it's not like there's a lot of a need for free trial of the number one video streaming company out there. People either know the product, or they aren't going to buy into it. The...

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Netflix ends free 30-day trial offer in the US

Netflix ends free 30-day trial offer in the US

I'm sure that they've done the numbers and realized that it wasn't a good payoff. By now, it's not like there's a lot of a need for free trial of the number one video streaming company out there. People either know the product, or they aren't going to buy into it. The...

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What every Browser knows about you

This will be on a segment in the second hour for this weeks show. A listener had some questions about another product, but this webpage tells a lot about the information that you are already giving up every time you go on the internet. This is a demonstration of all...

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Crypto firm’s “no politics” experiment – Axios

Crypto firm’s “no politics” experiment – Axios

Coinbase, a cryptocurrency company, has made a bold statement about not being political at work. Their approach of focus, and not taking political stands that are "unrelated to their core mission" is good business sense. Many companies delve into areas, claiming to be...

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TikTok rolls out in-app elections guide – Axios

TikTok rolls out in-app elections guide – Axios

TikTok, Snapchat, and other's are pushing hard with their own brand of voting promotion. It's interesting to note that they are also all providing various ballot guides in self-serving fashion. I'm good with encouraging voters, but when a company run by the Chinese...

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Exclusive: New push for autonomous vehicles bill – Axios

Exclusive: New push for autonomous vehicles bill – Axios

An interesting bill to allow common laws across all states governing your Tesla, Volvo, or other self-driving car. So many states, counties, cities, forget that when we are travelling, their laws may be cumbersome, or abusive. I like the idea of increased inclusion...

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Behind Facebook’s giant bet on hardware – Axios

Behind Facebook’s giant bet on hardware – Axios

Facebook also had a new hardware announcement this week. Somehow I'm not as thrilled by Facebook's hardware. Another 3D set. More Augmented / Virtual Reality items. Their approach to announcing Wednesday, like it would steal Apple's thunder from Tuesday, was weak, and...

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Exclusive survey: Teens dislike online learning – Axios

Exclusive survey: Teens dislike online learning – Axios

It's an interesting take on the learning situation. The experience for schooling at home (as opposed to home schooling) is going to have to be shifted, experimented, and twisted into what works. Youth aren't going to be happy for a while, unless they are used to the...

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Apple Events – September 2020 – Apple

Apple Events – September 2020 – Apple

Let's be honest. You could watch the entire hour of the event. It's an infomercial with commercials within. Instead, catch our show this weekend, where Keith and I will spend some time deconstructing what we liked and didn't like about the new Apple Watch Series 6,...

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New Apple ad pokes rivals over privacy – Axios

New Apple ad pokes rivals over privacy – Axios

Apple knows about violating privacy. It has had a part in doing so over the years. From tracking us, to sharing data with third parties, they are not blameless. They have improved, and there's something to say for them about that. Still, being the least bad smartphone...

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to read your brain – Axios

Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to read your brain – Axios

While I missed last weeks press event with Musk, I'm concerned that he's really listening to too much Pink Floyd. He demonstrated implants in a pig. Yes, a combination of dystopic brain implants, placed into a pig before he brainwashes... I mean puts brain implants in...

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Amazon Halo wearable tracks activity, body fat, emotions

Amazon Halo wearable tracks activity, body fat, emotions

Yet another entry into the health and fitness tracking world... from Amazon. Amazon's massive reach is the one thing it has going for it. It's a subscription plan, but it adds some new features like monitoring your tension, and body fat monitoring, and a 3D render of...

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Microsoft brings transcriptions to Word | TechCrunch

Microsoft brings transcriptions to Word | TechCrunch

This new feature for Microsoft Word is amazing. I've seen other dictation and transcribing packages, and have demo'ed them since as early as 1998. The history has been spotty at best, but I feel that if Microsoft is doing this, then they may bring this to new levels....

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Apple reportedly acquires AR startup Spaces | Appleinsider

Apple reportedly acquires AR startup Spaces | Appleinsider

I'm excited for this new step for Spaces. Their VR experience based on "Terminator", was outstanding and fun. It would have been far more impressive of a journey, if not for Covid-19, but I'm glad that Apple has an idea of what to do with all of the AR/VR that Spaces...

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Apple becomes first U.S. company worth $2 trillion – Axios

Apple becomes first U.S. company worth $2 trillion – Axios

Keith will have the details on this advancement on this weeks news, but then will return to listing his grievances with Apple later in the show. It comes only two years after it reached a $1 trillion valuation. See full story on Apple becomes first U.S. company worth...

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Free or low cost laptops – Notes from broadcast

One of the most concerning parts of going to school at home is that a lot of kids don't have computer. Here are some websites that talk about how to get a laptop computer for free: Not all are feasible. Some will give laptops to parents who need to work from home so...

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Fortnite pulled from Apple and Google app stores – CNET

Fortnite pulled from Apple and Google app stores – CNET

Google also pulled Fortnite, for the exact same reason. They want their money too. This will be ugly. Fortnite maker Epic sues Apple after the tech giant removed the game. See full story on Fortnite pulled from Apple and Google app stores - CNETFound at www.cnet.com

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Twitter jumps into the fray for TikTok – Axios

Twitter jumps into the fray for TikTok – Axios

Microsoft is trying to buy TikTok, Twitter is too. The President of the US is pushing hard to remove China's influence. It's going to sell for more than it should. None of these make this interesting. Why? Both companies have purchased others, only to shutter them....

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Facebook Takes Steps Against Election Misinformation | Time

Facebook Takes Steps Against Election Misinformation | Time

Post anything political, or about voting, and apparently Facebook will hijack your message to direct everyone to "authoritative information about the upcoming presidential election". George Orwell didn't see this coming... and this scares me. Why? Because we've seen...

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