Sunday, November 16, 2008

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 11-16-08

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 11-16-08. 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.

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) For my opening green car link of the week I have a site that carries news and announcements about what the players in the field are up to, as far as environmentally conscious products, and research is concerned. I like this site quite a bit there is a lot here, try clicking on the box titled manufacturers, you will find 73 companies listed, from Acura to Zenn, then click on the company to see what they are up to. Just an aside, the news story about Ener1 (a battery company), a story that was released today caught my eye. So I looked up the stock selling around $7.00, Fridays closing price. Might be one to follow after the announcement in the article, just for grins.
2) This is another link on a subject I just cannot seem to get enough of, the whole business of using mental power to operate a computer, and therefore almost anything mechanical, from a wheel chair, to a car. Well if you would like to try the new technology, this may be your chance. These guys are selling a head set, well maybe not quite yet, you can sign up and reserve one. I can only guess that means very soon you can buy. The price under $300.00, well maybe. Any way the head set can be used to control your video game by your thoughts, every thing from moving stuff to controlling the emotion of the avatars. The company is hiring if you are looking and qualify, if you are listening from Sydney Australia they are even looking for volunteers to play with the stuff, sounds like fun.
3) Now how about some of non-political, political stuff, after all we just finished an election, I feel the need to offer just a “little” something. Here is a link to an article about a nano-scientist who has created 3-D portraits of our new president, smaller than a grain of salt. He is calling them nanobamas. John Hart; and colleagues at the University of Michigan produced them by growing nano-tubes to form the portraits in order to bring attention to the field of nano-technology.
4) This link comes by way of Riley, knowing that I like to cook, and since I missed out at Jacks wiping of tears gathering in Texas. He sent me this link with fry bread recipes; I have not had a chance to try any yet, but am looking forward to trying several as soon as the weather cools down. In the winter months I like to move from salads and sandwiches to soups, stews, and fresh made bread.
5) For my final geek link my usual attempt to find something that may be a talking point for the show I ran across this article about Microsoft launching their first online store. I first read about it in an Australian newspaper, they commented that it was done in a sort of stealth mode last Friday. I am sure there are a lot of other sources that may be more informative, and it may not even be news to this audience, but it is the first I have heard about it.