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The Queue: Almost in 3D!

BUT THOSE OUTPOSTS WON'T NECESSARILY BE IN WHAT WE KNOW TODAY AS SECOND LIFE...HEY THERE I'M RICH DEMURO WITH CNET TV - BETTER UPDATE YOUR FACEBOOK STATUS - CAUSE YOU'RE IN THE QUEUE...LET'S GET YOU STARTED WITH SOME EYE CANDY! THE FIRST 3-D IMAGES OF THE SUN - COURTESY OF NASA'S TWIN SOLAR TERRESTRIAL RELATIONS OBSERVATORY...BETTER KNOWN AS STEREO. THE TWO HIGH FLYING SPACECRAFT ORBITING THE SUN AT A SLIGHT OFFSET TO MAKE THE 3-D IMAGES... THE NEW VIEW HELPING NASA BETTER UNDERSTAND THE PHYSICS OF OUR UNIVERSE. FOR THE FULL EFFECT - MAKE YOUR OWN 3-D GLASSES - INSTRUCTIONS ON NASA'S WEBSITE. IN WHAT SEEMS LIKE A '90'S HEADLINE WIKIPEDIA IS NOW AVAILABLE ON CD-ROM... BEFORE YOU LAUGH...REALIZE THAT NOT EVERYONE IN THE WORLD HAS ACCESS TO FAT INTERNET CONNECTIONS AND POWERFUL DESKTOP COMPUTERS. THE CD CONTAINS A COLLECTION OF 2- THOUSAND ENGLISH LANGUAGE WIKIPEDIA ARTICLES ON SUBJECTS INCLUDING GEOGRAPHY, ARTS, SCIENCE AND HISTORY... THERE'S EVEN A BUILT IN SEARCH ENGINE. VERSION POINT 5 OF THE DISC IS AVAILABLE FOR ABOUT 14 BUCKS... THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES ON THE HEELS OF A PEW INTERNET SURVEY THAT SAYS 36 PERCENT OF AMERICANS CONSULT WIKIPEDIA. THE COUCH GETTING A LOT COMPETITION THESE DAYS FOR THAT COVETED TV WATCHING TIME... THERE'S THE IPOD, MOBILE PHONE, INTERNET - AND NOW - THE GAS STATION. PUMP TOP TV...ADDING FUEL TO THE FIRE... WESTINGHOUSE DIGITAL ANNOUNCING BIG EXPANSION PLANS FOR THE NETWORK OF GAS STATION TVS...THE 19 INCH WIDESCREEN DISPLAYS SHOW A FIVE MINUTE MIX OF NEWS, SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT , WEAATHER AND TRAFFIC...WITH ADVERTISING FOLDED INTO THE MIX OF COURSE... THERE ARE 170-THOUSAND GAS STATIONS IN THE U-S AND PUMP TOP TV PLANS TO OUTFIT 75-THOUSAND OF THEM WITH THEIR PUMP TOP BOXES. SAN FRAN, SACRAMENTO, SAN DIEGO , PHOENIX AND DALLAS GETTING FIRST DIBS ON THE FUMES. TEXT MESSAGING COMPETITIONS ARE ALL THE RAGE THESE DAYS... WE JUST HAD A THIRTEEN YEAR OLD CROWNED LG'S TEXTING CHAMP... NOW A COMPANY CALLED NUANCE IS PITTING MAN VERSUS MACHINE. IT'S ACTUALLY WOMAN VERSUS MACHINE... ELI TIROSH - WHO WAS WEST COAST CHAMP AND RUNNER UP IN LG'S NATIONAL TEXTING CHAMPIONSHIP...WILL FACE OFF AGAINST MOBILE SPEECH RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY... THE COMPETITION TAKING PLACE LIVE AT CONVERSATIONS EUROPE - IN CANNES, FRANCE. NUANCE THE COMPANY THAT'S BEEN CONVINCING US TO TALK TO OUR COMPUTERS FOREVER - THEY MAKE THE DRAGON NATURALLY SPEAKING SOFTWARE. FINALLY - THE BETA... WHILE YOU'RE FAMILAR WITH THE GOOGLE VERSUS YAHOO SEARCH ENGINE WAR...WHICH IS PUTTING IT NICELY... DID YOU KNOW THERE'S A SEARCH TWO POINT O WAR BREWING? GOOGLE AND YAHOO WITH BETA SEARCH ENGINES... YAHOO HAS ALPHA.. WHILE GOOGLE HAS SEARCH MASH. THEIR BUNS HAVE SEEDS....OURS DON'T... YOU GET THE PICTURE. BOTH SEARCH ENGINES PULL RESULTS FROM VARIOUS SOURCES...ALPHA LETS YOU CUSTOMIZE YOUR RIDE WITH OPENSEARCH... SEARCHMASH HAS A KILLER FEATURE...YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE YOUR CURSOR IN THE BOX TO TYPE IN YOUR SEARCH... I CAN'T BELIEVE NO ONE ELSE HAS DONE THIS - YOU HAVE TO TRY IT FOR YOURSELF. LINKS TO EVERYTHING I MENTION HERE IN THE SHOW NOTES..FIND THEM IN THE CNET TV BLOG... NOW CONSIDER YOURSELF ALL QUEUED UP! I'M RICH DEMURO IN NEW YORK CITY...DON'T SAY I DIDN'T TELL YOU SO.

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