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Submission + - Amazon adds battery life, PDF support to Kindle (corporate-ir.net)

An anonymous reader writes: Amazon today announced a free firmware update to its Kindle e-readers that extends battery life with wireless on by up to 85%. The update also adds native PDF support and manual screen rotation to the readers. The update is available for both the US and International versions of the Kindle 2 and will be automatically distributed through Amazon's Whispernet.

Comment Re:Warning - concealed terms of service (Score 3, Informative) 230

The Microsoft announcement says "Use of the software is governed by the Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistance 6.5 Beta License Agreement accessible as a file in this download." So you can't read the terms of service without downloading (and installling?) the software.

If you scroll down further, you'll see "Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant 6.5 beta License Terms.rtf" which can be downloaded and viewed separately without having to install the program.


Slashdot's Disagree Mail 264

In this week's Disagree Mail, I try to show the range of messages I get. It's not all angry or insane, sometimes it's sent to us for no apparent reason. We start off a little mad, slip into a whole bunch of crazy and finish with someone who has a complaint about racism at his favorite restaurant. Read below to get started.

Matt Groening Talks About Futurama's Comeback 156

Joel Keller writes "When I was at the Television Critics Association press tour earlier last month, I briefly talked to Matt Groening about Futurama's comeback. I posted the interview to TV Squad a couple of days ago. The man behind the Simpsons and Futurama talks about the latter's comeback, the fun of doing sci-fi in a comedy format, and a few words about the first episode to air on Comedy Central."

"There are things that are so serious that you can only joke about them" - Heisenberg