Friday, August 27, 2010

Watch Netflix On Your iPhone or iPhone Touch Without a Jailbreak or Hack - How-To Geek

I though who would want to watch a movie or TV show on their phone? Then we were talking about when you MIGHT want to, like waiting in a doctors office, of waiting for someone. Well here is an App I had to try. I don't have many games on my iPhone, but now I do have this app. I would rather watch NCIS than just sit and watch Oprah on the big screen, when in a waiting room.

"To watch streaming Netflix content on your iPhone in the past you needed to jailbreak and hack it, but no longer. Today we look at the new official Netflix app that will now stream content to your iPhone or iPod Touch.

This is an App I might use,

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Japan develops 'touchable' 3D TV technology

The technology changes the shape of three-dimensional images in response to "touches", aided by cameras that monitor how the fingers move, Nakamura said

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Samsung 7" Android Tabloet Employee Video Leaked

According to rumours, the device is going to have a 7 inch screen with an 800×480 display, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and 3G capability, as well as running Android (Unknown what version as of yet). Get more information and a video.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Use your iPhone as a self checkout device

To followup on this week's App Corner:

The new iPhone App, AisleBuyer, uses the iPhone's camera as a bar code scanner to let you scan your purchases as you shop, and then pay via credit card to bypass checkout.

Granted, the app is only partnered with one retail partner in the Boston area so far, but this must be the beginning.....

Sunday, August 22, 2010

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 08-22-10

As of next week we will be changing the format of the show. We will start the show 1 hour later and will only be live for 1 hour. We will only have an MP3 feed starting next week, We will no longer have a WMV, or WMA, or Ogg Vorbis feeds. The Podcast will be for 1 hour only also. The chat room will always be running.

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 08-22-10. You can listen live every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM Pacific that's 1PM to 4PM Eastern. Join us for the live show and chat. If you prefer, you can download the same MP3 file here via ftp.

Today's App Corner

For the iPhone we have Pic2Shop. Its a great barcode scanner that will give you a comparative shopping list, including local as well as online results when available.

pic2shop | pic2shop free iPhone barcode scanner

For Android, there is Barcode Scanner. It scans regular barcodes as well as QR codes.

New format for the OnComputers Radio show

As of next week we will be changing the format of the show. We will start the show 1 hour later and will only be live for 1 hour. We will only have an MP3 feed starting next week, We will no longer have a WMV, or WMA, or Ogg Vorbis feeds. The Podcast will be for 1 hour only also.

WikiLeaks founder rape arrest warrant dropped

WikiLeaks is preparing to release of a fresh batch of classified U.S. documents from the Afghan war, despite warnings from the Pentagon that they could endanger American soldiers and their Afghan helpers.
A Stockholm prosecutor issued the arrest warrant Friday, saying Assange was suspected of rape and molestation in two separate cases. But chief prosecutor Eva Finne withdrew the warrant within 24 hours.

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) This whole green energy thing is taking us into areas I never thought of in terms of fueling my car, week before last it was the poo car, late kudo’s to Troll on that one. This week I just ran across a new fuel prototype using urine. Coming out of Scotland they seem to be fairly sure they can pull this off. Makes one wonder about the restrooms of the future, very tempting to comment here, but I will behave myself. Anyway, article link here
2) Most of the people who know me well, know that I am interested in eating healthy. I read labels on almost everything looking for reasons not to buy something. I read a lot on the net regarding food. When I saw this article I was not surprised, but still shocked. I avoid most junk foods anyway, but to think the addictions developed from the additives would cause test animals to starve when deprived is alarming.

3) I surf a lot of technology sites on the net, because I am very interested in the concept that our technology is inter-related with evolution of humans as a species. The changes in our self-perception alone, changes due to the speed of news and communication, the staggering amount of information at our fingertips, we do not generally notice these changes we just adapt. But, the way we perceive ourselves as human beings, has been slightly altered, and we most likely will pass it on. Add to the equation the evolutionary effect of medical tech, and everything else. It is obvious we are controlling our fate, technology has some down side. Here is an article raising some important points to consider as we move on.
4) There seems to be no limit as to what new wondrous machines we can develop to move us and our necessities around the planet. When it comes to excess we seem to be very talented. So why stop at flying cars, if a car can turn into an airplane why not a super yacht. Well it is still on the drawing board, but evidently it is possible and at some level they are thinking about it.
5) I am never to sure trying to do a geek link I always worry about being way over impressed by something 5 years old or something. But, this impressed me. I know next to nothing about hard drives, I have installed a few, but for me it is just remove, and replace. I don’t know what is inside, or how it works. This is an article about the new drives coming out late this year in all kinds of devices, they say. A 64 gigabyte hard drive the size or a postage stamp, and looking at the picture about the same thickness, soldered on the mother board.