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GNC-2011-03-17 #656 The Great Experiment Continues!

Posted by geeknews at 1:18 AM on March 18, 2011

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Show Notes:
Burglar Blaster.
Firefox 4 Final Release date 3-22.
Firefox 4 Notes.
* Renegade
It’s not the downloads.
This Mom needs to be a Parent.
14 Months, 40 Million NYT Fools.
NYT Paywall Plans?
Open Canadian Letter to NYT!
Business Cards Dead?
RSA SecurID May Be Hacked.
Hacking your Car.
Matt Cutts – Google Luminary.
Japan Telephone/Network Lines a Wreck.
TSA now cannot do Math.
Netflix to do Original Content?
Webm Plugin for IE9.
President says Do Not Track!
BlueTooth Headset Review.
Soyuz back to Kazakhstan.
Women.Nasa.gov
Women in Space.
Lasers Solution to Space Junk?
More Resources for Japan.
Protecting your company Image.
Time Warner iPad App.
Google Largest Torrent Search Engine.
White House thinks Streaming is Fed Crime.
Sick of Sarah 2205.
Visa goes after Paypal.
Rustock Spam Botnet Brought Down?
Hackers having fun with Electronic Sign.
Sony gets Paypal info on PS3 Case.
Best Sprinkler Yet.
Lexar 128GB SDXC Cards.
Solar Stove.
IPTV Moving Upwards.
IE9 Partners with Hulu.
Free Computer Games.
Gnome 3.0 Beta.
Video Alarm.
OSX Media Conveter.
Google Docs on a roll.
Dutch test 110 old X-Ray machine.
U-Socket Review.
Radiation from Planes and Passengers.

MiSee TX Computer In A Box

Posted by tomwiles at 4:22 PM on February 9, 2011

Scott Elliot talks with Charlie of CTX Technologies. Charlie demonstrates a prototype concept computer that has a functional projected virtual laser keyboard and a pico projected screen.

The technology will be shrunk down for use in smart phones and tablets.

Interview by Scott Elliot of Geek News Central.

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The Ultimate Bug Zapper

Posted by Andrew at 9:17 AM on February 19, 2010

At TED 2010, Nathan Myhrvold of Intellectual Ventures Laboratory showed off  its Photonic Fence proof of concept.   Basically, this is a very capable mosquito killer, which uses lasers to shoot the wee monsters out of the sky at up to 100 times a second.

The concept is targetted (sorry) for malarial regions, potentially hospitals or schools, and the technology is able to tell the difference between a mosquito and other objects based on size and wing-beat frequency, thus allowing mosquitos to be zapped but bees to be left alone.

The setup does require some configuration with a light reflective screen – you can’t just plonk the gadget down and let it get on with it – and while malaria control is a worthy goal, I can’t help but wonder if there are better commercial opportunities in protecting high-value crops.

There’s a video on the Ventures Lab site (link above) which shows the device in action.

Apparently this is just a proof-of-concept made out of readily available parts and they’re looking for commercial partners to see if it’s a viable concept.  Expect to see the mosquito laser turret in a few years.

Beamz – CES 2009

Posted by fogview at 3:19 PM on March 9, 2009

Beamz-logoBeamz probably captivated us the most of any product we saw at CES. A truly innovative device that will provide hours of creativity in creating music. Watch at team member Andy McCaskey is just about besides himself as he tries this device out.Beamz-shot

The beamz is a unique, first-of-its-kind product that allows anyone to create harmonious music regardless of musical talent or experience. The product has six laser beams. Breaking any one of the beams with your hand triggers the system to play streams of musical notes or sounds. Every performance is a success because whichever beam you break, the music will always be harmonious. Play it alone or with friends and family for a fun group experience. This is a USB device with an Intel dual core processor and sells for $300. Visit www.thebeamz.com

Record setting laser

Posted by todd at 8:08 AM on February 19, 2008

University of Michigan has created a laser that produces 300 TerraWatts of power (which is a large number). It only produces it for a millionth of a billionth of a second in an area 100th of the diameter of a human hair. The laser takes 10 minutes to charge which is quicker than any of Hercules’ predecessors.

There are multiple applications that researchers are targeting with these lasers include replicating the fusion that occurs in stars, combining atoms to make larger particles. Could lasers provide the modern version of the philosophers stone?

GNC-2007-09-14 #302

Posted by geeknews at 4:11 AM on September 14, 2007

Another Monster show some great listener comments at the end of the show that you will not want to miss. Still fighting a horrible cough wife thinks it’s time to see the doctor.

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Fair Use worth Fighting For
Mystery 9-11 Plane
Never Forget
Photonic Laser for Mars Propulsion
RIAA Complaint Dismissed
Viacomm Looses one Take down on YouTube
Powerful Light Scope
iPod Touch on the Streets
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Google calls Verizon to Task
Having a Smartcard Legal
Metered Broadband slows Growth
Japan Lunar Princess heads for Moon

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