BOL 1039: Look Timmy, PaPa's got WiFi in his chest

We started by reporting on the amazing technology that allows pacemakers to wirelessly transmit diagnostic info to a bedside device making the pacemaker safer and doctor visits shorter. But we found the most compelling fact the idea that this would be WiF

We started by reporting on the amazing technology that allows pacemakers to wirelessly transmit diagnostic info to a bedside device making the pacemaker safer and doctor visits shorter. But we found the most compelling fact the idea that this would be WiFi. Which we think should mean hotspots and a mesh network. It solves a lot of problems. Think about it. Also no Apple, Twitter or Google news today. Sorry. There is a robot story.

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EPISODE 1039

Facebook buys FriendFeed
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10306560-36.html

Amazon confirms Zune pricing
http://gizmodo.com/5334801/amazon-confirms-leaked-zune-hd-pricing

Xbox gets exclusive Netflix streaming?
http://gizmodo.com/5334709/xbox-360-scores-exclusive-netflix-movie-streaming

Logitech Harmony 900: Best remote ever?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10307299-1.html

Chevy Volt gets tentative EPA rating of *230* MPG
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-10307239-54.html
http://dvice.com/archives/2009/08/chevy-volt-to-g-1.php

HP to sell laptops with top-ups
http://www.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_id=68286

Bigger flash drives coming from Intel and Micron
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-10307018-64.html

Controversial Palm Pre ads judged to be effective, still creepy
http://www.engadget.com/2009/08/11/controvercial-palm-pre-ads-judged-to-be-effective-still-creepy/

New York Woman Receives Wireless Pacemaker
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2351371,00.asp?kc=PCRSS03069TX1K0001121
http://www.sjm.com/mediaroom/mediakit.aspx?cat=%&kit=productconnectivity

A Standardized OS For Robots
http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/09/08/11/1242217/A-Standardized-OS-For-Robots

VOICEMAIL
Shalin has an idea for tablet users

Leon the army brat on USAA

EMAIL
Hey buzz crew,

I just tested the photo deposit system and all I can say is HOW
COOL!!! The USAA app had me take a picture of front of check, then one
of the back after telling me how to endores it. The first time I hit
submit the app told me the dollar amount was not clear enough and I
had to retake the pic. I submitted it again and was told my funds were
avaible ( might be because check was only $8.10 ) Any way, very cool
system, I hope more banks will use.

Kathryn
From Portland Oregon

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I assume Natali has viewed Alien over the weekend and we will be
hearing her review in today’s episode?

Iljitsch

 

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