E-Books On a $20 Cell Phone
Reading e-books two or three lines at a time on a 3.2-inche screen would turn anyone off of reading
I prefer to read on my phone over any other format. I can hold it and turn pages with one hand, and since only one paragraph fits on a page, I never lose my place even if I am distracted. I read MUCH faster on my phone than when reading from a paper book.
My current phone is bigger, but I read many books on my Iphone 3, with a screen size of only 3.5 inches, so I think the experience would be similar with these small phones.
And I am not alone, e-reader apps have always been among the most popular.
Google Acquires Curated Music Service Songza
I have recently become a heavy user of Songza, and one of the best features is the lack of ad breaks. I expect this to change pretty soon.
'Curiosity' Lead Engineer Suggests Printing Humans On Other Planets
Print me up a Scarlett Johansson
Russian GLONASS Down For 12 Hours
Glasnost seems to be dead too.
Doctors Say New Pain Pill Is "Genuinely Frightening"
I'll just have to try some before I make up my mind about it.
How Russia Transformed a Subtropical Beach Resort To Host the Winter Olympics
They HAD to do it. After all, there is no place in Russia cold enough for it to snow.
60% of Americans Unaware of Looming Incandescent Bulb Phase Out
I can buy fluorescents and LEDs to replace 40 and 60 watt bulbs, but there is still no good replacement for the 100 watt bulb. The "100 watt equivalent" fluorescents are nowhere near as bright, and are so large that they don't properly fit in some fixtures.
Britain's Conservatives Scrub Speeches from the Internet
Sounds like somebody needs to archive the archive.
Artificial Blood Made In Romania
Transylvania is in Romania
J.K. Rowling Should Try the Voting Algorithm
JK Rowling should come over to my house for some sexy-time.
Rice Professor Predicts Humans Out of Work In 30 Years
...and it was everything that I thought it could be.
Yokohama Accidentally Tweets That NK Missile Is Inbound
Sounds like something serious enough to use an air-raid siren instead of a tweet.
Spinning Black Hole's Edge Rotates At Nearly the Speed of Light
TFA mentions a fact that I'd read about before, that the black hole's rate of rotation increases as it collapses due to the conservation of momentum. But since no matter can actually mover faster than the speed of light, is the collapse limited by this maximum rotation rate? Would the black hole cease collapsing when the rotation rate neared the speed of light?
Microsoft Blames PC Makers For Windows Failure
"Windows" itself is rapidly becoming meaningless. In a decade or less MS operating systems will be used mainly by businesses and hobbyists. Touchpads and "The Cloud" are much more appealing to regular consumers who are really only interested in using the internet. And there is really no reason to use the MS offerings for these purposes.
Ouya Dev Consoles Ship, SDK Released
(p.s. Ouya is pronounced "Wee-Ya")
That just ruined it for me.
Climate Treaty Negotiators Are Taking the Wrong Approach, Say Game Theorists
Mars Rover Solves Metallic Object Mystery, Unearths Another
Perhaps it would help if we built rovers that didn't fall apart as soon as they get moving.