Thursday, September 09, 2010

Intel to Make Processor With Built-in Graphics, Challenging AMD -

Intel Corp., the world’s largest semiconductor maker, will show off its first chip design that has graphics capabilities built into the processor, stepping up a threat to Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Nvidia Corp

Exclusive: Windows Live Essentials 2011 RC to touch down September 9 | GeekSmack

The Windows Live Essentials 2011 software, announced earlier this year is slated to bring an array of new features to the software lineup. Some prominent examples of this are the Ribbon UI, now present in Windows Live Writer, Mail, and Photo Gallery. Another example is tabbed chatting in Windows Live Messenger; a feature that has been long requested by beta testers

Google to Launch iTunes Competitor this Winter | GeekSmack

Apparently Google are in talks with major record labels, attempting to secure deals that would see labels on Google’s upcoming music service. This would allow customers to digitally download their music or stream them from a Internet connected mobile device, known as the digital song locker.

iOS 4.1 Out Now, Available for iPhone 4/3GS/3G, iPod touch 2-4 Gen | GeekSmack

iOS 4.1 has just hit the iTunes update servers and is available to download for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod touch 2nd Gen, iPod touch 3rd Gen, and iPod touch 4th Gen. Many new features are included: Game Center , HD Video Uploads, HDR Photography (iPhone 4 only), iTunes Ping and iTunes TV Show Rentals.

Google Instant to Speed Web Search -

Results to be displayed as you type each charactar.
"An ad could be displayed several different times as someone types letters, thereby deflating the advertiser's click-through rate and lowering their ad quality score on Google

Sunday, September 05, 2010

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 09-05-10

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 09-05-10. You can listen live every Sunday from 11AM to 12PM Pacific that's 2PM to 3PM Eastern. Join us for the live show and chat.

Today's App Corner

On the iOS side we will be talking about RDP Lite, a remote desktop client for Windows that runs on the iPhone. We will also be briefly commenting on the new version of iTunes, iTunes 10 and the upcoming iOS 4.2.

Review of Endomondo App for the Droid phone

I stole this recumbent bike rider's review of the Endomondo app for the Droid phone from the BentRiderOnline forum. By Ed:

I was looking and thinking about getting a computer for my new Rover. In doing some research I happen to try going into my Droid Market and happen to come accross a free app. for the Droid. It is called "Endomondo". It seems to be a great app. and I hve been really impressed with it. It not only records my route, but it also gives me the elapsed time that I have been out, avg. speed, max speed, altitude, and can also give the heart rate if you buy the strap that goes around your chest. Itg not only shows it and stores it on the phone, but if you create a free account/profile on there website, the phone automatically send the info to the website so you can chart everything. Another nice feature is that if for some unknow reason (I am diabetic) I should have a problem and needed help she can login to the website from anywhere and it will show where I am at. She really likes that option, and feels a lot better/safer knowing that the program does that for her. They only have the app. for the Droid & Garmin phones right now but the IPhone app is coming soon.

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) Every once in a while something comes along and demonstrates just how messed up our priorities are as the dominate species on the planet. I read a fair amount of green news about the new fuels, and mileage advancements. Then, here comes this guy who drives his modified 26 year old car from Canada to Mexico gets 119 mpg, better than when it was new 26 years ago when it did the same trip setting a record back then at 103 mpg.
2) Well I suppose it will not matter much whether or not if electric cars manage to take over if we go extinct anyway. I don’t know how I have been missing this news, though thinking about it I have seen several references just did not sink in I guess. It seems we are currently in the middle of a mass extinction event that may prove bigger than the dinosaurs. Thinking about it if a comet hit and created such an event it would most likely take a hundred years or more to actually reach a peak. How long have we been at it in earnest maybe a hundred or so? Interesting read
3) Another area I find somewhat troubling is this whole keeping track of everybody and everything some of the advancements in the spy field is getting out of hand. Now from the guys at Harvard mini-micro-nano autonomous robotic helicopters. Check this out for small, it is using a Lincoln Penny for a helipad.
4) This is just a link to some very cool stop action photography. A speeding bullet intersecting a droplet of water splashed up from a pool. Several shots from several angles, just kind of interesting that the guy could set up the shot.
5) Okay closing out the week with a little over my head geek. The title of the article told me right away I was in trouble. Looks like it is worth a look to me “Quantum Hackers Use Lasers to Crack Powerful Encryption With Out Leaving a Trace” they cracked quantum cryptography.