Grumpy Old Geeks

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.

Supreme Pizza Court ・03.08.2019

Google and Apple about face on creepy voice recording; Lyft bikes go boom; Facebook reads your mind; YouTube is racialist; Domino's hates the blind; Tesla hates dogs; The FTC hates Amazon and Apple; The best furry ever; Bronies say farewell; Ringworm!

I Want My 2 Dollars ・31.07.2019

You have a moral obligation to claim your Equifax money; Uber layoffs; Facebook lied, shocking; Github blocks some foreign developers; Bird loses money, wants more; mobile consolidation; YouTubers unionizing; Tesla streams; anonymizing data does nothing; robotic hands; Sony crowdfunds; ... Read More

99 Cent Store Mushrooms ・27.07.2019

Food poisoning & the Canadian flu; the harsh Faceapp truth; San Fran plan to fix inequality; Tinder rebels against Google; drone down; neuroscientists take on free will; Picard is back; the Orville goes to Hulu; inheriting text and chat data; Google's useless confidential mode; BlueKeep... Read More

Naratu Run ・20.07.2019

We were just kidding, guys; Baader-Meinhof redux; Libra, paused; AI takes over poker, Rubik's cube; Elon Musk wants braiiiins; Apple goes peak podcast; Netflix growth lower than expected; streaming TV costs are piling up; all finances of Bulgaria hacked; Faceapp tempest in a teapot; Doh... Read More

Thumbsy Uppies ・17.07.2019

YouTube's toxic feedback loop; e-scooter death; Facebook's $5 billion wrist-slap; Assange's war room; FBI social media surveillance; streaming eco-footprint; AT&T sued for location data; Jessica Jones; the Grand Tour; Eric Idle; getting to the Moon; interdimensional insurance agent; the... Read More

Slackers ・13.07.2019

AI in music; Amazon upskill training; Microsoft vs Slack; running your home like a business; Tesla code stealer; T-Mobile arbitration terms of service; be a plumber; the internet cops are here; Zoom; license plate readers; satellite surveillance; Google recordings leaked; flying cars & ... Read More

19% Upside? ・10.07.2019

Apple to fix keyboards; Amazon owns everything; ICE mines driver's licenses for facial recognition; Congress wants to halt Libra; Uber and labor unions meeting; bad optics; Chinese surveillance apps; AI recreates the universe, we don't know how; Running from Cops; Spotify Bacon; Strange... Read More

Inverted Schulmeister ・02.07.2019

China shuts down podcasts; deepfakes & deepnudes; free TV; we don't own anything; Huawei; outsourcing the important things; Black Mirror; Picard; id Software; Sandman; Pessimists & Cops; Children of Time & the Traveler; Arby's Megetables; NASA tapes; check your beer; feedback.

Precious Little Dolphins ・29.06.2019

Civic duty; Bill Gates calls for regulation of platforms; Jony Ive; Reddit & Twitter reign in Trump; border crossings; facial recognition bans; Facebook's digital ID push; NASA hacked; heartbeat recognition; secret surveillance scores; aggression detection; doomsday preppier profiles; s... Read More

CRISPR Bacon ・26.06.2019

Regulating Big Tech; cost of an ad-free internet; Facebook class action continues; Amazon pays no taxes, AT&T gets tax breaks, no repercussions; Google's Be Internet Awesome; gaming Maps; new Firefox; Spotify wants its money back; the Chef Show; Pessimists Podcast; Alien III; Vertigo Co... Read More

Phone Bones ・22.06.2019

Are phones making us horny; Quibi & Kodi; Slack IPO; YouTube considers change; is the problem content moderation or people; Comcast breaks law 445,000 times; porn-id brexit; Cellebrite breaks iPhones; LinkedIn scans; ransomware payments; Apple & Best Buy; Harry Potter: Wizards Unite; Ro... Read More

Viva Le Libra! ・19.06.2019

Questions about Facebook crypto Libra; going low tech to fight surveillance; photoshopping women into tech; Meeker's trends; Jessica Jones; lyric battles; the reality of being a musician; CDs are back; Huawei; Fall, or Dodge in Hell; the impossible whopper; Musk quits Twitter, not reall... Read More

Reality Apathy ・15.06.2019

Rosy retrospection & validation; income disparity; the platform excuse is dying; what did Zuck know & when did he know it; Uber's path of destruction; Fiverr goes public; express yourself; content moderation & irony; we told you so; Amazon Alexa & consent; eavesdropping apps; #notellmot... Read More

The Quibi Must Flow ・12.06.2019

Yet another streaming service; broadcast regulation & the internet; gaming the algorithm; Airdropping kids; busting deepfakes; Maker Faire needs help; Ghostbusting Lebowski; bizarre bundles; the spice will be flowing; Mars (of which the Moon is a part); Beebs vs Cruise; feedback loop.

Let Them Poke Cake ・08.06.2019

Politicians don't understand big tech; more e-scooter madness; Uber-copters; Facebook internal revolt; YouTube's baffling enforcement of it's policies; the no-tell motel challenge; iPhone fraud; police building surveillance network with Ring; sign-in with Apple; Oura Ring; mobile browse... Read More

Cangaroooooo! ・05.06.2019

Tech don't care; more unintended consequences; FTC, DOJ mull tech antitrust; blitzup bop; Hyperloop, scaled down; Apple news; iTunes is dead, finally; YouTube's pedophilia algorithm is a feature, not a problem; Deadwood wrap-up; Good Omens; Britpop; Factfulness; feedback loop.

Pika-Poo ・01.06.2019

Space nets; Amazon goes to NYC; FCC takes on robocalls; selling your data; Uber eats bigger than rides; Cameo celeb shout outs; running out of spectrum; gaming Wikipedia & Google images; database of banned bar patrons; what's on your iPhone doesn't stay there; the Alexa forget loop; Pok... Read More

No Country for No Men ・29.05.2019

Power washers & smart hotels; orbital junk; Zuck says screw you, Canada; Amazon's small supplier purge; ba-Zynga; Google's shadow work force; robocall bill; Deadwood; GOT BTS; Rim of the World; The Church on the Cure; History of Horror; Cory Doctorow; Ark Encounter rain damage; self-ent... Read More

Meh ¯\(ツ)/¯ ・25.05.2019

Facebook removes billions of fake accounts; CrossFit leaves FB & IG; Apple privacy-preserving ads; Amazon investors reject all that's good and holy; gamifying work; security fatigue; how is GDPR doing; Snapchat's SnapLion; tracking on the tube; delivery robots; disrupting dining; $800 m... Read More

A Honeycomb and a Jackass ・22.05.2019

Gmail tracks your purchases; Instagram influencer data scrape exposed; don't advertise your criminal services; China may be getting drone data; the Big Bang, Game of Thrones finales; Rammstein & Bad Religion; Chernobyl, Succession & Downton Abbey; Everything is F*cked; logical fallacies... Read More

Farewell Tard ・19.05.2019

We lose our spirit animal; do we really like privacy; where's our manuals; Twitter sets policies; Wing delivery in Finland; smart walls; Señorita needs a Margarita; San Fran bans facial recognition; end to end encryption, cryptocurrency not as safe as you think; Alexa Guard; Quora; mobi... Read More

Dorf on Glue ・16.05.2019

Uber's unsurprising IPO; airport facial recognition; Facebook steps up for moderators; Google backs out of the cloud; Amazon get cash, cashiers; fear-based social media; Amazon's automation plan; be a delivery entrepreneur; Game of Thrones; the Wandering Earth; old man's festivals; Adam... Read More

A Whimsical Dream ・09.05.2019

The big business of loneliness; high decibel drones; pseudo science; living with smart devices; Amazon & big business; Alexa eavesdropping; Facebook reads your posts; AI Clippy; Microsoft news; Netflix tweets; bundle battles; the Predator; Daniel Suarez; humans are horrible; Winterfell'... Read More

Fortress of Loneliness ・06.05.2019

The dark of war; unionization efforts in tech; Facebook’s new push to “privacy” & problems with “AI”; Google’s voodoo doll avatars; bored lonely angry stupid; conspiracy correlation matrix; Latch problems; no more getting lost; respect my authority!; what does delete & privacy mean; App... Read More

Pizza or Pancreas ・02.05.2019

Slack warns investors; Sinemia calls it quits; Facebook's White Walkers; drone parts delivery; give us our walls; Land Rover crypto; Twitter is not America; the Long (very dark) Night; Endgame; the Orville & Gotham finales; surveillance capitalism; magical realism; ads in spaaaaaaaaace; feedback.