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07/11/05
Geeky Technologies and General Mayhem
Filed under: Entertainment, Computers & Internet
Posted by: site admin @ 1:28 pm

Check out the Waste of Bandwidth feature on Network Computing’s website. This episode has a short video that shows how an ultra-geek cooks an egg. By the way, I really like his alarm clock’s snooze feature.

Here’s another item for my Christmas list: a pair of Powerisers. Imagine a 400 meter sprint with contestants all wearing these? Imagine the wipeouts…actually, I don’t want to imagine that…

Like 3-D video? Sharp has a new laptop computer display that gives 3D video without the user having to wear those annoying red/blue 3D glasses.

Personally, I love watching TV, movies, and interesting video in general. Here are two new online services that let you watch TV through your PC using a broadband Internet connection: Akimbo and TVexe.com. Akimbo is like a television with TiVo (i.e., hardware), but over the Internet. TVexe is a Windows-based software application that lets you view TV programming over the Internet. I have not tried either yet, but was hoping to install and test TVexe today. Akimbo requires a subscription fee, but I believe TVexe has free and premium programming.

Speaking of video, check this out. A company called Blinkx has created a new web search capability that uses speech recognition to search for keywords inside audio and video files, including podcasts. How cool is that!

And, to round out this post, last night I finished reading the first book of the Thrawn Trilogy (Heir to the Empire) and started the second one (Dark Force Rising).

–Tim

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