Ep. 196: Emergency preparedness tech Video
Several new projects and ideas emerged from Microsoft's TechFest 2008 to help streamline people's media intake. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi has some of the highlights from the event, including a political blog aggregator and an application that can search your music library.
Learn some quick and easy tips for charging your phone or any portable gadget in an emergency.
Find out what gadgets are the hottest with the CNET audience.
What to give the geek on your gift list? Here are five hot ideas.
Macs infected with a new pirate-induced botnet are launching denial-of-service attacks! Do you have your zombie botnet preparedness kit? Also free mobile DTV in DC, an official Windows Mobile 6.5 release date, and Oracle buys Sun.
It's tough to find that just-right gift, especially for someone who seems to have everything. CNET's Sumi Das has some unique tech gift ideas for everyone from gardeners to travelers to Lego fans.
At Palo Alto Research Center, Daniel Brusilovsky, founder of Teens in Tech Labs, moderated the Teens in Tech conference last week. Six incubator teams presented their start-up ideas to an audience of 200 or so parents and teens. CNET TV contributor Boonsri Dickinson checked in with one of the speaker's Robert Scoble, team members, and some members of the audience.
Artists are developing robots that can consume flies and rodents. That means they'll get a taste for flesh. What could go wrong? They come for your butt, that's what. We also take NASA to task, and discuss the effect of Michael Jackson's death on the Internet and what it might mean for future emergencies. All that and some ageism.
The latest tech trends, including health apps and wearable tech gadgets. It's all about the quantified self, the idea that you can gather data about your health, habits, and history.
We're not talking about a team of dancing zombies, we mean a team of friends to form her Zombie Preparedness task force. Because it is zombie preparedness day. We also bring it with some open source good news for DVR builders and the Linux folks talking tough to Microsoft.