jcdenhartog writes: Barnes & Noble pushed out an update to the OS for their Nook Color today which turns the Nook Color into much more of an Android tablet, complete with email application, Flash support, and app store. It looks like development for the app store will be fairly open as well. Link to Original Source
jcdenhartog writes: The following story from Digital Communities: http://www.govtech.net/digitalcommunities/story.ph p?id=101773 contains the remarks of Mayor Ma Ying-jeou at W2i Taipei on the wide use of WiFi and other technologies throughout the city.
Some examples are, offering cell phones to guests of a hotel which provide information services through WiFi, and real-time transfer of information between ambulance paramedics and the hospital.
An impressive accomplishment for a large city, though it does raise questions about Big Brother.