Grumpy Old Geeks - Covering tech news, security, movies, tv shows, and books for tech savvy adults

Grumpy Old Geeks - Covering tech news, security, movies, tv shows, and books for tech savvy adults

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.


260: A Laurel and Hardy Handshake

Google faked AI? More scooters, bikes; Net Neutrality; are you really the product; Bitcoin energy use; SEC fakes ICO; Alexa development; holographic blockchain phones; the Expanse; AI songwriting; YouTube; keys to the cyber; phone location tracking. Show notes at
01:24:25 5/20/2018

Past Episodes

Customer non-service; nothing matters; robocalling, phone-scheduling overlords; Musk & Grimes; Facebook is just fine; Klout out; AI cones; sadness porn; exploiting voice assistants; Uber ignores people; drone swarms; android app oops; TaTaTuuuuuuie. Show notes at
01:43:57 5/14/2018
A bird in the bush; personal investment; Spotify & the gym business model; Stories rising; Facebook's F8 Fate; BeyondMenu's brazen scam; pirate radio on YouTube; Facebook Watch; Palantir; robot assassins; your genome has been hacked; hotdog/not hotdog. Show notes at
01:44:08 5/6/2018
Our own Betteridge's Law; Facebook & Twitter's good news; YouTube drops more creators; the Internet is growing up; Bitcoin is a scam; Alexa game changers; disenfranchised franchises; the DNA police; tech task forces; more AI & ML; customer service bots. Show notes at
01:30:46 4/30/2018
Live from Los Angeles; San Fran Scooter debacle; your customers are terrible; AI, AGI, ML & decision trees; Snap streaks; robot Ikea overlords; Apple Watch; the Expanse; Lost In Space; the Cure, Shirley Manson & the Scully Effect; mutant enzyme; eSwatini. Show notes at
01:21:56 4/21/2018
Our all Q&A episode as Jason heads back to Cali. We discuss the ethics of our trips to Sweden; encryption, VPNs & the right amount of paranoia; Spotify & labels; smart home devices; blockchain; WARNING: This episode may self-destruct, just like Facebook. Show notes at
01:36:05 4/16/2018
More Facebook fails; the Zuck Community drinking game; YouTube shooting; France goes AI; Google military projects; Phantom Auto; Virgin Galactic is back; Apple ditches Intel; put the camera down; RIP Meltdown; mini-podcasts; mapping music; data spills; mail drones. Show notes at
01:47:01 4/9/2018
Too little, too late, Zuck, Wylie & Jack; Bird Wrangling; folding socks; you agreed to this; Trump vs Amazon; the Americans; X-Files; Ready Player Dumb; Vezt; Assange offline; Under Armor breach; privacy & death; oldest sites online; SpaceX; Marlon Bundo. Show notes at
01:44:57 4/1/2018
Uber has a body count; Zuckerberg has a crappy week; Kalanick goes slumlord; Opera gets better; Blockchain kiddie porn and tipping; Blue Compass review; Earworm Removal Machine; YouTube Hates Guns; Deliveroo on the Darkweb; Poop Emoji Retargeting. Show notes at
02:14:25 3/26/2018
Rogue satellites; uplifting Musk; migrating Birds; AirBnB reality; YouTube & Wikipedia; Equifax CIO caught; Theranos fraud; Trim app; hodl the door; privacy review; citizen scores; Yahoo class-action; the Gall?Peters Projection; YouPic; RIP Hawking. Show notes at
01:17:08 3/19/2018
250 episodes of mild grump; not making $ w/ YouTube & Uber; fighting Birds; unintended consequences; baffling Snap; Bat Day; Netflix, rising; Dirty Coin; bad UI; Jessica Jones; the Cure; Moviepass tracking; Alexa laughing; the Narc Squad; Goop; the Cyber. Show notes at
01:47:00 3/11/2018

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