Amazon has laid a second Kindle giant this time: the Kindle DX.
This device is basically a journal / e-book. To view content you must first download it.
The specificity of DX is its size: a screen of 9.7 inches.
You can watch the screen in the direction vertcal or horizontal, the image adjusts automatically.
It costs 100 dollars more than the Kindle 2
Is the future of paper journals (in full agony) will increase by this gadget? Quite possible but I think at first that it will interest primarily those who already love to read books or newspapers classic.
Because take a passionate surfer, a geek or a blogger: these three there are already spending much time in front of a computer screen. Why buy if the Kindle is about getting out of a screen to be back in another.
I see its usefulness especially for the holidays, then it can be nice. And if in addition there was a function to the Google Reader to save favorite articles, there would be the dream, I could do at night in my bed
Specs: 1/3 of an inch, as thin as a magazine, 10.2 ounces, lighter than a typical paperback, 3G wireless, 25% longer battery life, holds over 1,500 books among 230,000 books plus U.S. and international newspapers, magazines, and blogs available.
Rinspeed sQuba is the perfect James Bond’s Car. And she is ecologic.
Genius Frank Rinderknecht just created a superb electric Roadster that is the first world submersible car.
Squba has 3.79 m long, 1.94 m width and 1.12 m tall, it weights 920 kg and looks like the Lotus Elise. It goes from 0 to à 80 km/h in 7.1 seconds and max speed is 120 km/h.
sQuba uses lithium-ion batteries.
sQuba can go underwater with two back propellers and two lateral Seabob jet drives, responsible for keeping the car stable. It can goes under a maximum depth of 10 m and speed is 6 km/h above the water and 3 km/h under.
Passengers use oxygen cylinders. “If the car was a hardtop, all the cabin would have to be really strong to cope with the water pressure. This would add lots of extra weight to the car and it would move very slowly out of the water as well”.
Toyota just unveiled 2 new domestic robots, one playing violin with 17 computer-controlled joints in its arms and fingers and the other carrying people.
Toyota has one goal : having robots being capable to help people in domestic duties, nursing, healthcare and short-distance personal transport by 2010.
Toyota also presented a two-wheeled intelligent mobility robot that can be used for elderly or disabled people over uneven ground and around obstacles “without disturbing the person sitting on the chair because of the wheels’ ability to adjust at the changes“.
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Google just announced today that they will bid in the Wireless FCC (Federal Communications Commission) Spectrum Auction in January.
Winning the wireless spectrum auction in the 700 megahertz (MHz) band would allow Google to provide mobile phone and Internet services. The reserve price for the C Block at the auction is $4.6 billion.