Posted on 31 March 2010
Amazon is looking to start filming the preparation and packaging of the products you buy. They want to make sure your order put together perfectly. The video, or frames from the vidoe will be e-mailed to you so you can see the progress. The strange thing about this is Amazon filed a patent yesterday for this type of service. No one really knows the reason for the patent, as it is a good idea, and will be copied like Episode I. “Insiders” speculate that its going to hard for Amazon to stop others from copying this idea, as a way for people make sure there getting what they ordered. My own take on this is that Amazons advertisers want to make sure every flyer of crap you would never want gets into that box, so you have more stuff to fill the land fill.
Posted on 02 July 2009
So Elonex has finally put out its small but powerful eBook reader. Sure there are other eBook readers out there, such as Amazon’s, and Sony’s, even the iPhone. This one however boasts a 6″ screen, is 9-millimeters thick and a 4 gig expansion slot to boot. The eBook reader will hold about 8,000 books, which is more than enough books if you ask me. Sadly this only available to UK consumers right now through Borders bookstores. With the popularity of the who’s who in eBook readers I’m sure we’ll be seeing this in the US within the year.
It runs $189 pounds in the UK, or $311 US Dollars. This may seem a bit pricey for it being a fairly unknown brand however you get to download 100 eBooks free from Borders, and a charger and data cable. Yes, I know a data cable and charger are not those impressive. Your grandmother got one with her hand crank personal massager but a hundred free eBooks is though. From Amazon they run about 10 bucks a pop. So if you’re a serious reader who has yet to discover how to “borrow” eBooks from torrent sites then this is probably your best bet. There’s no official release date for the US, but its on its way rest assured. Perhaps as far away from the hand crank personal massager as possible.
Posted on 21 May 2009
Word on the street is that Apple is in development of a tablet computer. A hybrid of the Macbook and an iPhone which is scheduled to drop in 2010. This by the way is a rumor. Like Apple would come out with a phone in the early 2000′s. So I’m game to believe. The idea is that it’d be better for surfing the Web, watching movies, and reading books than the iPod or iPhone, but not powerful enough that it would crush notebook sales.
Apple is also rumored to be partnering with Verizon Wireless for some other mobile devices that are planned for release in 2010 as well. The bigger iPhone type device most likely is to compete with the Amazon’s Kindle.
As Apple first then PC user, I think Apple is slacking here. They could have had my money for the tablet, but Apples lose is MSI’s gain. However I can ‘t wait for these products. VIVA LA APPLE!!
Viva La APPLE!!!!