Saturday, April 23, 2005

The return of The Screen Savers

They're back - the first of (hopefully) many new episodes of the new The Return of The Screen Savers is available from Leo Laporte's website. It's a podcast recorded in 56kbps MP3Pro format. Use this direct link to download the podcast to listen to it. Here's a description from the mind of Leo Laporte himself - "Join Patrick Norton, Kevin Rose, Robert Heron, and me for 34 minutes of Skyping fun as we discuss driving in the dust, cell phones, Kevin’s new webcast, systm, and the demise of TechTV. We plan to do this weekly with a rotating cast of characters." Here's hoping this continues to run for a very long time!!

Friday, April 22, 2005

Now this is some serious Buck Rogers sh*t right here...

Researchers at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle have successfully placed mice into a state of near suspended animation, research that could lead to the kind of deep hibernation used for long space voyages in many sci-fi stories and movies. I heard the story NPR's All Things Considered did yesterday (here's a link you can use to listen to it yourself) and the lead investigator of the study, Dr. Mark Roth, also noted that the research might ultimately lead to new ways of treating cancer, and preventing injury and death from insufficient blood supply to organs and tissues. So, who knows? Sometime soon, maybe Fry will finally get to the year 3000 after all!

Thursday, April 21, 2005

New Google feature - My Search History

This is cool - Google has released a new feature called My Search History. Currently it's in beta testing so you have to have a Google account to login to it (if you have Gmail, you've got a Google account). Once you're logged in, go to the Google homepage and you'll have a My Search History link at the top. Kinda fun, isn't it?

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

[EvilGeniusLaugh]Mwah HA HA!!![/EvilGeniusLaugh]

Ever have the desire to, you know, destroy the EARTH?!?!? Read here for info on how to do just that...(tongue firmly in cheek, of course)

Wireless hotspot - or car?

How about both? Tor Amundson came up with a way to create a mobile WWAN (Wireless Wide Area Network) by incorporating Verizon Broadband Access (a wireless internet service) and a Linux computer to make your own access point that you can put in your car. More info and the do-it-yourself instructions are here.

Nintendo's next-gen console to be kept under wraps

Nintendo's next generation gaming console (codenamed Revolution) may not be shown at E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) this year. Apparently Nintendo believes that rivals might try to steal some of the "revolutionary" new ideas incorporated into the console. An interesting move, seeing as both the PlayStation 3 (PS 3) and Xbox 360 will be shown at E3.