GeekNews and Calls - John's Here!

GeekSpeak for 2008-08-30

Critiques of Comcast internet service, magic reading wands, NASA cancer sniffers, and a memorial for Steve Jobs. These stories, your calls, and more on this episode of Geek Speak.


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Bloomberg Inadvertantly Posts Steve Jobs's Obituary

Investors were understandably rattled to see Steve Job’s obituary inadvertently posted on the Bloomberg financial newswire.

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NASA's 'electronic nose' could sniff out cancer

From rocket science to brain surgery: a device designed to sniff out leaks on the space shuttle may soon guide surgeons as they operate on cancer patients.

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Comcast to Cap Data Transfers at 250GB

By October, 250GB should be enough for everyone.

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OCR Plus Text-to-Speech Equals Gold

Will this make braille books a thing of the past?