GeekSpeak for 2010-07-10

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Al and Lyle do an episode with crazy movies, living in the woods, 3D phones, calls from california and much more.

YouTube now supports 4k-resolution videos

YouTube on Friday announced that its player now supports 4k, a standard resolution for films that measures 4096×3072 pixels.

Why Apple's iPhone 4 Update Won't Fix Your Reception Problem

“In his reply to Apple’s letter, Richard Gaywood—PhD on wireless network design from Cardiff University—thinks the signal display fix is a good step to fix user perception, but it won’t fix the antenna interference problem that exists in the iPhone 4.”

Wolfgang Peterson: Developing Rock Em' Sock 'Em Robots Movie

Over the last six months or so, as Shawn Levy’s Real Steel began casting (Hugh Jackman is in the lead), a lot of sites used images of the Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em robots in the write-ups of Real Steel, because when you think “boxing drama set in the near-future where 2,000-pound robots that look like humans do battle.” the Mattel Toys were the only images online that really fit that description. Personally, I had no idea what Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots were, but apparently they were once very popular in the 1960s.

JavaZone 2010

The trailer for an imaginary film that you must see.

USB Glitter Rocket

The Office Glitter Rocket can give a little serenity on a crazy day. Plug it into an USB port and the Glitter Rocket will light up and the silver sparkles flow around easing all your tensions away.

Moon into a giant solar power plant

PhysOrg.com) — The Shimizu Corporation, a Japanese construction firm, has recently proposed a plan to harness solar energy on a larger scale than almost any previously proposed concept. Their ambitious plan involves building a belt of solar cells around the Moon’s 6,800-mile (11,000-kilometer) equator, converting the electricity to powerful microwaves and lasers to be beamed at Earth, and finally converting the beams back to electricity at terrestrial power stations. The Luna Ring concept, the company says, could meet the entire world’s energy needs.

Upcoming Facebook Movie Sounds Like a Slasher Film

Here is the new teaser trailer for “The Social Network,” the upcoming movie about the early days of Facebook.

Oddly enough, it makes the founding of the social networking company seem like a visit to that creepy house in “The Amityville Horror.”

Using only portentous voices, big menacing words and doom-filled music, it gives a whole new meaning to poking.

A Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots Movie

You know that we’ve been pummeled into submission here in the movie news world when the announcement of Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em: The Reckoning, the name I’ve made up for this movie, doesn’t even force and eyebrow into the upright and locked position. The constant stream of bad ideas coming out of Hollywood coupled with the lack of success this summer will most likely leave some non-creative, beyond the curve producers looking for work and stagger the system with whatever the next trend will be. That trend, friends, is toy robots fighting each other. According to Mattel.

Pajiba has a scoop on the possibility of Wolfgang Petersen directing a movie based on the plastic toy of note, but, fortunately or unfortunately, the plot seems more like The Iron Giant meets The Iron Giant.

Or, maybe more specifically, a robot that becomes partly human. Not partly Superman.

Why?

Neandertal Genome Yields Evidence Of Interbreeding With Humans

Since humans and Neandertals could interbreed, some people question whether the two groups are different hominid species. The question doesn’t hold interest for John Hawks, an anthropologist at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Genealogically, he says, the new study shows that many humans had a Neandertal great-great-great-great … grandfather. “It’s impossible to talk about them as ‘them’ anymore,” he says. “Neandertals are us.”

Now Smart Phones are coming with 3D Features

Samsung B710 3D Phone – Now Smart Phones are coming with 3D Features
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Applications of 3D Technology

The entertainment society has discovered their future lies in 3D movies. In fact the whole media has decided to take a deep step in the 3D picture entertainment. The sky company of Europe has already launched its first 3D channel in this field. ESPN channel will pull up its 3D television service likely at the end of this month. In the other part of the world, a group of South Korean scientists have already started their research on producing 3D books lately. so there is 3D movies ,3D pictures,3D channels,3D TV ,3D books etc…The matter has reached this far, it won’t take long for the smart phones to control the 3D field. Hence these phones are waiting for their chance to come.

Download VLC Media Player for Free

What is VLC Media Player?

VLC is a portable multi-media player. VLC supports many audio and video codecs and file formats, as well as DVDs, and VCDs. VLC 0.8.6 does not contain any DVD copying, DRM cracking features, or DVD decryption; nor does VLC promote or condone the use of streaming copyrighted material.

Amazingly cool stop animation graffiti.

A wonderful video made with stop animation and lots of paint.

Exposure to Plants and Parks Can Boost Immunity

This time of year, allergies and the promise of air-conditioning tend to drive people indoors.

But for those who can take the heat and cope with the pollen, spending more time in nature might have some surprising health benefits. In a series of studies, scientists found that when people swap their concrete confines for a few hours in more natural surroundings — forests, parks and other places with plenty of trees — they experience increased immune function.

Stress reduction is one factor. But scientists also chalk it up to phytoncides, the airborne chemicals that plants emit to protect them from rotting and insects and which also seem to benefit humans.