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Geotech Talks

Geotech Talks

By Geotechland
A podcast looking at technology, privacy and social media in the digital age.
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How To Fight Online CENSORSHIP
Here I will talk about the many different ways you can fight against online censorship and stand up to the tech giants
September 27, 2021
Onlyfans BANS Explicit Content
Onlyfans recently announced that they will be banning sexually explicit content and I share my thoughts about it.
September 5, 2021
AMD 6600XT GPU, Mastodon App Release, Android Privacy Labels
In this episode, I will discuss the AMD 6600XT GPU for 1080p gaming, the recently released official mastodon app, elon musk takes shots at apple for their app store fees, safari's lack of do not track global privacy settings, sweatshop working conditions at tech repair facility, google play store privacy labels, and lutris' support of the epic games store.
August 2, 2021
Why We Love Free And Opensource Software
I am joined today by Braillyn, who runs the opensource blog, to discuss how we got into opensource, why we support it, and our hopes and concerns about its future.
July 5, 2021
Windows 11 Leak, Twitch Bans Top Creators, Facebook Extends Trump Ban
In this episode, I will discuss the windows 11 leak, facebook extending the Trump ban for another two years, facebook's plans to release a smartwatch, Apple's stance on sideloading apps on ios, Twitch banning Amouranth and Indiefoxx, Jingpad linux tablet crowdfunding campaign, and steam play proton 6.3-5.
June 24, 2021
Valve Gaming Console, New AMD CPUs & Nvidia Loves Steam Proton
In this episode, I will discuss the newly announced AMD and Nvidia CPU's and GPU's, DLSS for steam proton, valve's upcoming game console, linux apps on chrome OS, OBS 27 with Wayland support, Glimpse going in hiatus, System76's new keyboard release, and the newly announced Tuxedo linux laptop.
June 4, 2021
Liveleak Shuts Down, Ubuntu Touch OTA-17, Facebook Pharma Data
In this episode, I will discuss ISPs spending millions on fake comments against net neutrality, liveleak shutting down, Google has demands for Roku, Apple using against Epic, upcoming ubuntu touch release, the newly announced Starlabs laptop, and big pharma using your data on facebook for marketing.
May 12, 2021
JingPad Linux Tablet, COSMIC Desktop, Parler Relaunches
In this episode, I will discuss the announcement of the JingPad A1 ARM based linux tablet, the upcoming Pop OS COSMIC Desktop Environment, Metro Exodus released for linux, Firefox 88, Google's losing location history court battle, carriers kill RCS, Parler relaunches on ios.
April 25, 2021
Monkey Plays Pong, Linux On Apple M1, Rust On Android
In this episode, I will discuss Elon Musk's neuralink video, iMessage locking users to android, facebook not revealing leaked online accounts, twitch's updated TOS regarding offline behavior, a new worm affecting windows and linux computers, mesa's RADV drivers offering 30% performance boost, more linux support on Apple M1 devices and Rust low level support coming to android
April 12, 2021
GNOME 40 Release, Pinephone Beta, Stallman Is Back
In this episode, I will discuss the official release of GNOME 40, the new PinePhone Beta Edition, Richard Stallman’s return to FSF, Rust on the linux kernel, Tesla accepting Bitcoin payments, Apple’s preinstalled apps option in Russia, Metro Exodus and Total War: Rome Remastered to be released natively on linux.
March 30, 2021
Ubuntu Touch OTA-16, Instagram For Kids, Tesla Privacy
In this episode, I will discuss the new updates to Ubuntu Touch, System76’s AMD powered laptop goes on sale, Twitter’s plans for an undo tweets feature, Facebook’s plans for an Instagram for kids app, Youtube’s copyright warning system, China’s Tesla privacy concerns, TikTok advertising tracking workarounds.
March 22, 2021
Raytracing & 7-Zip For Linux, Facebook Antitrust
In this episode, I will discuss the new system76 Thelio desktop, the newly announced laptops by Tuxedo Computers, 7-Zip to be released for linux, Bitwarden's new file sharing service, VKD3D raytracing, and facebook's antitrust lawsuit.
March 18, 2021
Massive Gab Hack, Youtube Unbanning Trump, Ubuntu Adopts Flutter
In this episode, I take a look at the Massive hack on the gab social network, Youtube's plans to unban Trump when threat of violence has decreased, Ubuntu to use the google backed flutter UI framework, /e/ OS releasing phones in the U.S and Canada, Facebook's plan to unban political advertisements, AMD's announcement of the RX 6700XT, the linux 5.12 data corruption bug, Valve ends development of card game Artifact.
March 7, 2021
Twitter Super Follows, Net Neutrality & Facebook Australia News Ban
In this episode, I take a look at the Twitter’s newly announced super follow subscriptions, valve forced to share game sales records, Minnesota and Arizona bills to allow third party app stores, facebook reversing their ban on Australian news, California’s net neutrality law, Firefox 86 cookies protection, Take Two Interactive shuts down GTA reverse engineering efforts and Valheim’s continued success.
March 1, 2021
Gnome Software Redesign, Pinephone Default OS & Plasma 5.21
In this episode, I take a look at the new mockups for upcoming gnome software redesign, Pinephone's default OS, the newly announced Plasma 5.21, Apple subpoenas Valve, North Dakota's app store bill, Parler is back online and Google fire's another AI ethics researcher.
February 21, 2021
Official Mastodon App, New Firefox UI & Tesla Buys Bitcoin
In this episode of Geotech Talks, I take a look at the newly announced official Mastodon app, the upcoming firefox design updates, tesla buying $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin, microsoft's classic nintendo games extensions blunder, google testing dark mode, and System76's open source keyboard.
February 14, 2021
LibreSOC, Stadia Studio Shutdown, Ubuntu Installer and JING OS
In this first episode of Geotech Talks, I take a look at an upcoming OpenPower SOC, an ipad inspired linux distro, the new ubuntu installer currently in the works, Microsoft disabling donations for politicians, Valve getting sued for infringement and Google shutting down their Stadia game studio.
February 7, 2021
Introduction to the podcast
In this introductory episode, I talk about my vision for the podcast and announce that I will also be streaming through twitch and other platforms.
February 3, 2021