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An extract from its wikipedia entry: Podcasting


'Podcasting' is a web-based broadcast medium. Audio files (most commonly in MP3 format) are made available online in a way that allows software to automatically detect the availability of new files (generally via RSS), and download the files for listening at the user's convenience.

The word 'podcasting' is a portmanteau of the words iPod and broadcasting. A podcast is like an audio magazine subscription: a subscriber receives regular audio programs delivered via the internet, and can listen to them at their leisure.

Podcasts differ from traditional internet audio in two important ways. In the past, listeners have had to either tune in to web radio on a schedule, or they have had to search for and download individual files from webpages. Podcasts are much easier to get. They can be listened to at any time because a copy is on the listener's computer or portable music player (hence the 'pod' in 'podcasting'), and they are automatically delivered to subscribers, so no active downloading is required.

Any use? Don't know, I'll give it a try currently have a couple, Microsoft News and Apple news from techpodcasts.com


and using iPodder


the premier Podcasting application, allowing users to capture and listen to Internet audio programs anytime, anywhere


by Mick 0 Comments

Podsites- a website for your iPod, or rather a collection of text files and links to other files, including sound and image files, all accessible from your iPod

Read all about it here https://www.podsites.com/

So what else can you do on an iPod ?

SLI technology

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SLI (Scalable Link Interface) allows your computer to use two video cards etc..

Noticed a couple of machines using Athlon 64 chips and dual GPUs - Mesh Computers Fireblade SLI, Evesham Duel SLi costing around £1500 - is this the way machines are going?

Instant Scene Modeler

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Instant Scene Modeler (iSM) uses a pair of cameras to observe a scene. Each camera is looking at the scene from a slightly different angle and iSM can measure distances to thousands of points in each scene. When the cameras move. iSM will match new images, compute the camera motion and generate a model from the calculated 3D Data.

More details at

Also noted an interesting article in Desktop Engineering discussing Virtual Prototyping. Read it at