I would go for an ebook, the eink screen is better on your eyes for reading. I own a tablet and it is just to much to try to read a book on, but the eink screen device; I can just keep reading. let your eyes choose but I recommend the ebook.
Mygermantravel1 writes: The Stuttgart Tram Museum, or Strassenbahnmuseum, takes visitors back over 140 years of light rail train history. It is another reason why Stuttgart, Germany is Europe’s transportation capital. Link to Original Source
For those who want to protect their computers from thieves, the ability to remotely disable them sounds great. We're not sure the CPU is the component that should be targeted though. While a given stolen netbook, laptop, or desktop can no longer be turned on if Intel's new kill switch is flipped, there's nothing stopping the thief from taking out the HDD and putting it in another computer. As a result, you've only slightly slowed the criminal down and haven't really managed to ensure your sensitive data is protected.
from the staring-into-the-crystal-ball dept.
cloudcreator writes "Woz [said] that Android smartphones, not the iPhone, would become dominant, noting that the Google OS is likely to win the race similarly to the way that Windows ultimately dominated the PC world."Update: 11/19 04:54 GMT by T: Apparently, Woz's words were taken slightly out of context.
coondoggie writes: The fact that NASA's Mars Rover Spirit has been stuck in the same spot for over a year and stands a good chance of never being heard from again in the future hasn't stopped it from discovering evidence that water apparently was at some point right under its wheels. Link to Original Source
itwbennett writes: On Wednesday, Oracle amended the lawsuit it filed against Google in August, saying that 'approximately one third of Android's Application Programmer Interface (API) packages' are 'derivative of Oracle's copyrighted Java API packages' and related documents. In particular, 'the infringed elements of Oracle America's copyrighted work include Java method and class names, definitions, organization, and parameters; the structure, organization and content of Java class libraries; and the content and organization of Java's documentation,' Oracle says. 'In at least several instances, Android computer program code also was directly copied from copyrighted Oracle America code,' Oracle alleges. Link to Original Source
marklyon writes: In an unusual class action settlement, RCN gets credit for unblocking P2P and non-P2P services long before their customers were aware of the lawsuit. Just months after being approved, the settlement agreement will expire and RCN will be free to start throttling and blocking internet connections on November 1. Link to Original Source
MBCook writes: "Turnkey CPU upgrades aren't just for mainframes any more. According to Engadget, OEMs (including Gateway) are selling computers with the Intel Pentium G6951, which can have extra cache and hyper-threading enabled through a $50 software unlock called Intel Upgrade Service." Link to Original Source