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A no-holds-barred show about the Internet and how it's affecting our lives for good or bad. Hosts Jason DeFillippo & Brian Schulmeister have over 40 years of online experience and aren't afraid to tell it like it is.

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A no-holds-barred show about the Internet and how it's affecting our lives for good or bad. Hosts Jason DeFillippo & Brian Schulmeister have over 40 years of online experience and aren't afraid to tell it like it is.

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The header says it all. Listen to this podcast or the Fur Mafia will find you :-)

Best Tech podcast Gen X Available

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6377 Ratings
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6279
37
11
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37

Grumpy, Furry and Geekier than You Can Imagine

By digitalcal - Jan 12 2020
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The header says it all. Listen to this podcast or the Fur Mafia will find you :-)

Best Tech podcast Gen X Available

By jorgevmendoza - Jan 10 2020
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Fun and easy lo learn, even easier way to get up to date about the Tech news
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Grumpy Old Geeks

Latest release on Jan 22, 2020

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A no-holds-barred show about the Internet and how it's affecting our lives for good or bad. Hosts Jason DeFillippo & Brian Schulmeister have over 40 years of online experience and aren't afraid to tell it like it is.

Rank #1: 280: People Are the Bottlenecks

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Fireside follow-up; creepy TVs; Zuck ain't enough; Uber safety; Snapchat's slow steady decline; OCR is now AI; Adware removal tools spying; dangerous drones; drunk on a plane movie reviews; yes, the Orville; deleting your social media; feedback loop; crypto ball! Show notes at http://gog.show/280 This episode is brought to you by Privacy. For a free $5 credit visit privacy.com/gog!

Sep 13 2018

54mins

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Rank #2: 278: A Sinking Ship Brings Down All Boats

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Rejected by Instagram; Petro nonexistent; genesis of the gig economy; unpaid moderators & "volunteers"; Facebook's private groups; UBI is hard; robot-safe jobs; NASA product endorsements; Follow This; ASMR; Mr. Robot goes offline; Jaron Lanier; we gotta fight, for our right, to scoooooter! Show notes at http://gog.show/278

Sep 06 2018

56mins

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Rank #3: 03: You just gotta hump it!

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In this episode the guys talk about how modern mobile computing has taken the romance out of the music and the yellow pages, more tips on how to make money doing something you dig, Brian gushes both good and bad about Arianna Huffington, and Jason expounds on his anti-love for Bill Maher. ​
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Apr 09 2013

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Rank #4: 403: The 2020 Extravaganza!

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Kevin Rose and Eric Hunley guest host; Star Wars finale, finally; Sleep Trackers as birth control; Uber and Postmates Sue California; CRISPR baby doc gets hard time; Segway brings WALL-E to life; CCPA is now in effect; Wyze isn't wise; SB-237 is coming soon!

Show notes at https://gog.show/403

Jan 05 2020

1hr 53mins

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Rank #5: 193: Injecting Digital Magic

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Podcasting for exposure; to the Moon, grumps; hoverbikes & airUbers; Netflix & Net Neutrality; Google picking over Twitter; USPS hunting down the dark web; Assange reneges; CIA releases secret history; toys for rich people; TPS reports; Good Omens. Show notes at http://gog.show/193

Jan 20 2017

1hr 41mins

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Rank #6: 191: I Am Jack's Mesentery

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We’re back for 2017 & Alexa Ruxpin’s gone wild; Zweckentfremdungsverbot; Medium’s broken system; Snapchat faked growth; self-driving cars are here NO THEY AREN’T; the Boring company; TV ransomware; bad TV & Swedish apps; surviving nukes; hunting unicorns! Show notes at http://grumpyoldgeeks.com/191

Jan 06 2017

1hr 48mins

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Rank #7: 194: 2 1/2 Minutes to Midnight

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Computer, what is plural for Jedi? PodcastOne; AltGOGPodcast; Doomsday Clock; Die with your Boots on; AI Partnership; Yahoo pushes back; Jay Z, Sprint & Tidal; dashing rogue scientists; voice apps hitting walls; escape from LA tunnels; Brave New World. Show notes at http://gog.show/194

Jan 27 2017

1hr 28mins

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Rank #8: 192: Bob Is Your Dark Uncle

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Buzzfeed, what hath you wrought? Yahoo becomes Altaba; Verified God banned from Facebook; Unlimited data definition limited; Amazon misleads; paper drones; Trust us, we’re the Geek Squad; Big Picture; Viva Amiga; Bright Lights; Goat Yoga; CES of 💩. Show notes at http://gog.show/192

Jan 13 2017

1hr 41mins

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Rank #9: 11: Social media burnout. Fact or Fiction?

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Jason and Brian discuss social media burnout, the evils of tech support, and a movie review of a hacker classic.
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Kia Forte Techathlete Games - Jasons day job while on vacation
Skinny Puppy
Student science experiment finds plants won't grow near Wi-Fi router
Tim Ferriss and Sperm Count
Michelob Ultra
Gazelle
How Teens Are Really Using Facebook: It's a 'Social Burden,' Pew Study Finds
What Really Happens On A Teen Girl's iPhone
Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites
Facebook opens up on platform growth, ads, and Parse, reveals 1B stories are being shared daily
Hackers
Gleaming the Cube
Netflix's Sarandos scoffs at stock drop on 'Arrested' reviews
Elementary

Jun 03 2013

1hr 9mins

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Rank #10: 101: Meerkats Without Pants

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Our 2 year anniversary talking elitist buses in SF, legal tender, the Mars One scam, working Tinder, Twitter TV, Meerkat's mistakes, Facebook suicide, Greedo fish, Rollin' Coal, Sexy Time Steaks, Jason sans pants & no one caring about privacy. Again.
Show notes at http://grumpyoldgeeks.com/101

Mar 20 2015

1hr 54mins

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Rank #11: 273: Hacky Hack Hack

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GoFundMe healthcare; Apple hacked by fan; Moviepass, limited; this is Jack's alt-right Twitter; Google employees draw the line; Facebook loses billions of views; AI investing; Elon Musk needs sleep; Blackhat roundup; imposter Fortnite; camping power, Le Grand K! Show notes at http://gog.show/273

Aug 20 2018

59mins

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Rank #12: 04: How we got our groove

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This week the guys talk about free online education, how free software can bite you in the ass, and wonky design.
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Grumpy Old Geeks on Twitter
Grumpy Old Geeks on Facebook
Russ Meyer
Goo Goo Dolls
LiveJournal
FitBit
Radiohead
Appcelerator
Amazon Web Services
Stella Artois
Blink Tag
IBM XT
Pascal
Autodidacticism
Concurrent Versions System
FutureSplash Animator
Codeacademy
ExpressionEngine
Drupal
Lynda
Stack Overflow
Graceful Degradation
PHP
Scalability
Load balancing
MySQL
Facebook At 13 Million Queries Per Second Recommends: Minimize Request Variance
Technorati
Google Shipping Container Data Centers
Explore a Google data center with Street View
College of DuPage Photography Program
History of Photography Podcast
UCLA Extension
udemy
MOOCs: Top 10 Sites for Free Education With Elite Universities
Downcast
Instacast 3
Endgame by Rise Against
Tumblr
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Apr 16 2013

56mins

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Rank #13: 238: Same as It Ever Was

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Patreon problems; Apple’s quality control issues; adventures with bitcoin; Waze in a blaze; voice wars; poking Facebook; ICO scams; real AI; trivia apps; Jason’s Gift Guide; Grand Tour; alternative Xmas; hacker stereotypes; debt collectors; Meow! Show notes at http://gog.show/238

Dec 11 2017

1hr 46mins

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Rank #14: 157: U.S.S. Irony

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Dig if you will, this podcast; big GOG news; drone attack; science replication crisis; suing Kanye; get to know your new cash; Comcast kills the box; Alphabet rewards negative realities; Twilight Zone returns as a choose your own adventure; black holes! Show notes at http://grumpyoldgeeks.com/157

Apr 22 2016

51mins

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Rank #15: 148: Give Me Secure iPhone or Give Me Death!

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Apple takes a stand against the US Government; Twitter loses Stephen Fry, many others; Snapchat publishing; Moore's Law on the ropes; hospital pays off hackers; new scifi reads; Kanye again; AbFab, PeeWee, Daredevil, (T)error; the great unbundling begins. Show notes at http://grumpyoldgeeks.com/148

Feb 19 2016

1hr 12mins

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Rank #16: 284: Dark Mode Nipple Patch

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Dark mode Mojave; ChairGate2018; IoT California Bill; microtasking & gig economy problems; SiriusXM & Pandora; Instagram's not CEO leaving; NYT sues FCC; our Mosquito overlords; Tenacious D; Picard; Dan Rather; Dark Matter leaves us hanging; don't steal GPS devices; sexy Handmaids. Show notes at http://gog.show/284 This episode is brought to you by Privacy. For a free $5 credit visit privacy.com/gog!

Sep 28 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #17: 249: Distributed Excel Spreadsheet

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Blockchain, explained; more completely wrong headlines; rat race to the bottom; Spotify; social media rules; removing yourself from searches; adventures in PC land; ello, Vero; expensive cameras & bad bags; upcoming shows; DNA barcodes; predictive policing. Show notes at http://gog.show/249

Mar 05 2018

2hr 18mins

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Rank #18: 207: Light my Fyre

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Hacking Netflix; Silicon Valley horsepuckey; Net Neutrality; Unuber.Me; Facebook's malicious actors; retail apocalypse; Look, Amazon; You Are Not So Smart; shadowbanning; leaving Buzzfeed; Fyre Festival Fail; Doctor Who; Dog vs. Roomba; Tao Te Grump. Full show notes at http://gog.show/207

May 01 2017

1hr 17mins

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Rank #19: 378: Doctors In a Tube

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Hot Apple OS update talk; Wells Fargo stablecoin; naruto run; Alexa crowd-sourcing; Facebook oversight board; Amazon pledges to combat climate change; AI stereotypes; Walmart takes on health care; Descript audio deep fakes; medical information out in the open; private surveillance networks; Fitbit; PortalTV; stand-up specials; Dark Tower, Battlestar Galactica return; oh, Elon.

Show notes at https://gog.show/378

Sep 21 2019

1hr 3mins

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Rank #20: 169: Tinfoil Toupe

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Power surges; suing the government over the DMCA; storing biometrics; Musk’s Master Plan 2.0; mesh Guifi; the Disobedience Award; Pokeman robot societies; hacking the RNC; music rivalries; Stranger Things; winter is delaying; Bezos dons a redshirt. Show notes at http://grumpyoldgeeks.com/169

Jul 22 2016

1hr 44mins

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408: Crossing the Creepy Line

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What is & what isn't a tech company; when 24-year olds run companies; social credit scores are here; Clearview & the end of privacy; more exposed data on the web; Amazon Ring password lawsuit; hibernation; Jo Koy; Mel Brooks; LOTR cast; Daredevil returning; Stephen Fry; Ted Chiang; Becky Chambers Wayfarers; the upside of stress; suing Pornhub; that hoverboard dentist; feedback.

Show notes at https://gog.show/408

Jan 22 2020

58mins

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407: The Dark Fur

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The tech lash & the evil list; yet another new streaming service, Peacock; living in a subscription world; Twitter's hashtag problem; Star Wars scripts; facial recognition warning; hope for being forgotten by AI; Deepfake detectors; all your phones are belong to us; furry fun on Twitter; Osmo; Zero f coins; bring back Macintosh; check your email before your Fruit Loops.

Show notes at https://gog.show/407

Jan 18 2020

1hr

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406: The Internet of Starch

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TikTok security flaws; Steph went Away & now she's back; pink slipped robots; "living" robots aka xenobots aka pussbots; WB goes all in on AI; Google eats your 3rd party cookies; leaving a rising ship; trolling CES with a potato; Spotify does not have it all; Robby Chieng; Ricky Gervais; Succession; upcoming premieres; Star Trek changes timeline; Tim Draper loves blockchain; yes, the vagina candle.

Show notes at https://gog.show/406

Jan 15 2020

49mins

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405: A Graveyard of Good Ideas

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Facebook holds tight on political ads, places ad in Teen Vogue; CollegeHumor decimated; Lime trying to be profitable by shrinking; Uber changes in California; GrubHub for sale; AI trash; military app bans; Ring employees fired for watching videos; Delta Minority Report; red light cameras; Christmas apps & doodads; ball pits; forcing a smile makes you drink; calling bullshit.

Show notes at https://gog.show/405

Jan 11 2020

1hr 8mins

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404: Ketosis Not Cirrhosis

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Brian's no longer 404; new year, new grump; YouTube treats us all as kids; digital hygiene; time not well spent; Facebook & deepfakes; Google cafeteria workers, unite; fake news: bias in media; Amazon's employee policies; Lost in Space; Don't F**k with Cats; Messiah; buzzed on a plane movie reviews; Loserthink; how not to keep a secret; feedback loop.

Show notes at https://gog.show/404

Jan 08 2020

55mins

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403: The 2020 Extravaganza!

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Kevin Rose and Eric Hunley guest host; Star Wars finale, finally; Sleep Trackers as birth control; Uber and Postmates Sue California; CRISPR baby doc gets hard time; Segway brings WALL-E to life; CCPA is now in effect; Wyze isn't wise; SB-237 is coming soon!

Show notes at https://gog.show/403

Jan 05 2020

1hr 53mins

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402: We Know When You’ve Been Sleeping

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Our last show of 2019; drag-and-drop machine learning; Brexit unintended consequences; Emperor Thiel; Germany bans Uber; Uber's 4.4 million sexual harassment fund; Netflix global growth; NYC black-box algorithms; California Consumer Privacy Act; everyone is tracking your cell phone location; finally, a universal smart home standard, eventually; Wakanda Forever trade partner; feedback; Star Wars; Dave live-deactivates his Facebook.

Show notes at https://gog.show/402

Dec 21 2019

1hr 5mins

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401: What’s Her Nuts?

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Deepfakes take effort; e-scooter unionizes; emotion recognition; ISIS harder to track online, but that's good; Instagram's new rules; Google Maps cover 98% of the world; podcast platform news; Top Gun: Maverick; killing in the age of algorithms; Murfie goes poof; Futurus AR windscreens; the decade tech lost it's way; feedback.

Show notes at https://gog.show/401

Dec 18 2019

54mins

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400: Bad Request

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Seamen & the Expanse; ad-targeting & unexpected consequences; online brands get on the shelves; YouTube is really, really going to do something about harassment; Twitter wants to go decentralized; losing landlines; DNA chimeras; Ring's not entirely their fault bad week; 53k macs; SFTP on Wordpress; Medieval Times; A Royale in a Tube with Cheese.

Show notes at https://gog.show/400

Dec 14 2019

1hr 18mins

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399: Grouch, Out.

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China bans US tech; meme thievery; high tech jobs consolidated in 5 metro areas; Yahoo bungles shutdown; password managers; SleepWatch; video editing lessons; Preacher; Mrs. Maisel; Silicon Valley finale; Ghostbusters are back; Wonder Woman 1984; Outland; the Expanse books; dentists on hoverboards; feedback loop.

Show notes at https://gog.show/399

Dec 11 2019

56mins

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398: For Your Protection

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Disappointment with tech; Uber's appalling safety report; Larry & Sergey leave Google; regulation & driving; DNA testing has peaked; that Peloton ad; TikTok suppressed videos for your own protection; Jason rejoins Facebook, Dave thinks about quitting; precious metal schemes; drunk on a plane & a sofa movie reviews.

Show notes at https://gog.show/398

Dec 07 2019

1hr 6mins

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397: Geeking out With Seth Miranda

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Brian is on vacation so Jason sits down with Seth Miranda. Seth is a professional photographer in New York City and is a prolific teacher on social media. Seth was previously the co-host of the Grime Life podcast. They cover cameras, the art of teaching, social media, the grind, and much more.

Show notes at https://gog.show/397

Dec 04 2019

56mins

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396: Baby Yoda Face Off

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Low pay & bad working conditions, yay gig economy; Alexa to get miniaturized; London boots Uber; California's infrastructure problems; Internet kill-switches; we don't have to reveal passwords; NYC creates algorithm czar position; Hail Satan?; Ray Donovan; Paul Rudd squared; the Sandman; Dig Me Out podcast; Musk returns to moron of the week; Baby Yoda do do do do do; feedback.

Show notes at https://gog.show/396

Nov 27 2019

53mins

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395: We’ll Fix It in Post

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Whoops, we screwed up; gig worker revolt; Uber videotaping; Apple repair costs; another self-driving crash; the decade of the grifter; Microsoft Teams; Disney data; Sacha Baron Cohen ADL award; Ring's horrific privacy practices; bluetooth scanners; stalkerware; Descript; 10 years of Angry Birds; Amazon smart shelf; shop Kondo; Musk's truck.

Show notes at https://gog.show/395

Nov 23 2019

1hr 19mins

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394: This Episode Brought to You By...

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Our uncool ad strategy; Brave browsing; how Facebook monetizes you; more FB lies; our not-so-smart homes aren't getting any smarter; who owns 3D scans of 3,000 year old art; Disney+ hacked; the Mandalorian; the Crown; Axel Foley; David Chang & famous people eating; "science" supports falling asleep to podcasts; Dan Carlin; Dennis E. Taylor; feedback.

Show notes at https://gog.show/394

Nov 20 2019

55mins

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393: Peeping Tithingman

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Who owns AI art; Disney+ & the Mandelorian; Google banking; YouTube kids content changes; Facebook's internal report; PayPal cuts off Pornhub; Singles Day; border agents can't randomly search phones; getting your big data; couple's disconnect on surveillance; new MacBook Pros; Brave browser; retro Razr returns; wtf.social; Westworld creators take on Gibson; beautiful data.

Show notes at https://gog.show/393

Nov 16 2019

59mins

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392: Half Man. Half Delorean.

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Disney+ growing pains; Facebook lets you tweak UI; Microsoft all in on privacy; smart TV data; Google's Project Nightingale; Apple Card sexism; YouTube owes you nothing; Instagram to hide likes; robot sneaker factories; Twitter drafts a new policy; anonymous Facebook memos; Westworld's immersive promo; Dan Carlin & Bill Bryson books; Uber CEO's whoopsie; feedback.

Show notes at https://gog.show/392

Nov 13 2019

57mins

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391: Chief Tomfoolery Officer

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Fitbit is doomed; Airbnb not a platform in New Jersey anymore; Uber Ads; Bitcoin price manipulation; misleading ads; Coalfire arrests; TikTok and national security; idiot problems; Trend Micro data sales; secret consumer scores; Ring problems; Another Life; skip politics button; the Morning Show; our insider trading policy; magento lemonade; feedback.

Show notes at https://gog.show/391

Nov 09 2019

1hr 25mins

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390: I’ve Fallen and I Can't Get Up

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Smart city scale back; Apple moves to more subscriptions; Gawker chaos; 3rd party content moderator calls it quits; Twitter won't take political ads, maybe; Sorkin walks and talks to Zuck; free markets; music piracy down; Will.I.Am's Wink dying; Apple Watch 5 life alerts; car security; VPNs; Echo Buds vs AirPods; cleaning the brain; vampire apocalypse.

Show notes at https://gog.show/390

Nov 02 2019

1hr 5mins

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389: Big Mac is Watching!

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Big burger data; blockchain, what is it good for; same-day delivery chaos; Alphabet looking to buy Fitbit; worthless shares; Facebook employees rise; Musk to court; Flash, really; AI banking; the Mandalorian; scary movies; AirPod Pro, now with the same battery; 1.5x movies; facial recognition for porn; sports heroes; feedback.

Show notes at https://gog.show/389

Oct 30 2019

1hr 2mins

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iTunes Ratings

6377 Ratings
Average Ratings
6279
37
11
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37

Grumpy, Furry and Geekier than You Can Imagine

By digitalcal - Jan 12 2020
Read more
The header says it all. Listen to this podcast or the Fur Mafia will find you :-)

Best Tech podcast Gen X Available

By jorgevmendoza - Jan 10 2020
Read more
Fun and easy lo learn, even easier way to get up to date about the Tech news