Sorry for the lapse last week. Got a little catch-up to do this week now.
- A bunch of ereader announcements in the news lately. Asus announced an upcoming clamshelling tablet PC type thing (though they’re calling it a full color ereader, it clearly won’t utilize E-Ink if they plan to hit their $164 goal). “Kindle-killer” is once again being bandied about by a mysterious device, this time it’s the iriver. Slate offered up a few suggestions for Kindle-killing of their own. Apple won’t be tossing their hat in the ring anytime soon, but Time Inc. might be. From a little while back, ad firm Dentsu released a cool magazine app for the iPhone called magastore. Hopefully something similar gets popularized stateside, we know Hearst is keen.
- Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters is out. We’ll have a review up soon, as well as one for the spectacular Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Our friends over at Fringe Magazine released an iPhone app for free. What sort of fuel does the Digital Bookmobile fill up on? All you Boston area readers should throw the Papercut Zine Library a bone (or at least a few bucks). While you’re in the giving mood, help this lady build braille books for blind kids by sharing your ebooks.
- FYI, pigeons are faster than DSL (some great geek comments follow). Looking to get drunk and $1,000,000 poorer? Then order this crazy-expensive book. And these guys are unquestionably douchebags, as is Kanye West (R.I.P Swayze).
- For fun, Act 2 of the greatest dystopian Mega Man rock opera out there is finally available. Learn more here. Also, here’s a fun collection of animal perspectives.