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Kindle draws fire at Arizona State

Kindle draws fire at Arizona State

According to a brief article in USA Today, students in the honors history of human culture and thought course at Arizona State University will be receiving Kindle ebook readers with the 30 required books for the course pre-loaded.The 30 required books for Humphrey's year-long course usually cost students about $475, but the Kindle (a wireless reading device that downloads e-books and displays them on an electronic screen) is expected to cut this expense in half.

July 27, 2009 by in Hardware

Would an Apple tablet mean the end for Apple TV?

Would an Apple tablet mean the end for Apple TV?

The media is abuzz with reports that Apple is working on a tablet device (the latest is from the Financial Times) that could be like the iPhone or iPod Touch on steroids. While the thought is that an "iTablet" would be a netbook-killing (and Kindle-killing) device, it could eliminate another product: Apple TV.

July 27, 2009 by in Tablets

Mac history snapshot: July, 1989

Mac history snapshot: July, 1989

A look at the clippings file from 20 years ago in July tells of a public speech by Jean-Louis Gassee, then president of what was called the Apple Products division, and a field trip to the first multimedia exposition. While the topics may stay the same, the details, quantities and costs are eye-popping.

July 27, 2009 by in Apple

New features found in Android dev branch

New features found in Android dev branch

Donut is the development branch of Android that contains the latest and greatest features that are up for inclusion into the next version of the mobile operating system. Developers saw some interesting stuff get checked into this branch, including official multi-touch support.

July 27, 2009 by in Hardware

Science v. public opinion

Science v. public opinion

Is it a surprise that American public opinion and scientific opinion are often at great variance? The findings of a recent Pew survey show Americans are not in agreement with American science.

July 27, 2009 by in Tech Industry

Labour MP to step down over Nasa hacker

Labour MP to step down over Nasa hacker

Labour MP Andrew MacKinlay will not run at the next election after becoming disillusioned with the government over the extradition of Nasa hacker Gary McKinnon.The Times reported on Friday that MacKinlay would step down after a vote to review the UK/US extradition treaty was supported by only ten MPs.

July 27, 2009 by in Security

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