Kindle Reader – WiFi – With New E Ink Pearl Technology – Review

Kindle is the product that has the most 5-star ratings on Amazon.com, and the new Kindle wireless reader will only bring in more of these ratings. I think PC Magazine has described it right by saying that “it’s the best dedicated eBook reader you can buy.”

The first thing you will notice after holding the device is its weight. Weighing just 8.5 ounces, the reader is lighter than a paperback and can be easily used for lengthy periods of reading. It is also slimmer than previous generation products, with a thickness of just 1/3 inches.

The display screen is of the same size (6″ diagonal) as previous Kindles but the picture quality has improved. The visibility is great even in bright sunlight. The new Kindle uses a high-contrast, diagonal E Ink Screen with Pearl Technology. According to the Amazon, the new technology improves the contrast by 50 percent. The fonts have also improved – they are crispier and darker than before. Another quality of the E Ink Screen is lesser glare compared to LCDs. The reason for this, according to Amazon, is that the E Ink surface is treated to be matte similar to a printed page.

The Wi-Fi reader provides quick service – you can download your books in under a minute. There is also a Web-Kit based browser that you can use to browse the web through your Wi-Fi, but this feature is still experimental. Free Wi-Fi access is available at AT&T hotspots throughout the country.

Kindle provides you access to more than 900,000 books, along with audiobooks, periodicals and blogs. Most of the books are under $10. If you are looking from some free books, then you can download the out-of-copyright books. Kindle has more than 1.8 million of these books. A new addition is the 50,000+ audiobooks provided by Audible.com.

A very good feature of Kindle is the online backup. The books you buy from the Kindle Store are added to your Kindle library, from where you can download them for free when you want. You can also read these books on other devices that you may use, such as iPhone, PC, Mac, and BlackBerry.

A really useful feature is the addition of real page numbers taken from the paperback versions. This makes it easy cite pages. Another new feature that you will find is book lending. Those who like to share your books with others will be able to lend eligible Kindle books for a period of 14 days. A feature that is scheduled to be available later in the year is Kindle Library lending. With this facility, you will be able to check out a Kindle book from your local library and read it on any Kindle/ free Kindle app.

The new Kindle, Graphite, Wi-Fi, 6″ Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology is available for $114, when you buy it with special offers. You can also set screensavers by downloading a free app called the Amazon AdMash. The special offers will appear directly on your home screen and the Kindle screensaver and may include gift cards, discount vouchers, book-purchase deals, etc.

Sony Ericsson W995 Mobile Technology Review

Sony Ericsson has always been known for its technological advances in media and mobile technology. The release of the new Sony W995 proves that they are still a cut above when it comes to providing a stylish, functional and sturdy handset which is now included in mobile phone deals all over the country. The phone is well designed, lightweight and easy to use with a sliding keyboard which allows for easier typing of emails and work on any writing applications.

The keys are spaced well and slightly raised which allows for more definition and less mistakes while making typing quick and more efficient. The screen is larger than normal with a width of 2.6 inches which makes it better for viewing video, web pages and pictures. The clarity and sharpness of the picture is outstanding and with a 256k color palette, the display is brilliant for all types of viewable media. Mobile phone deals often advertise this phone for its music and media capabilities though, as well as these amazing features, the Sony W995 also sports a wide range of different features and applications which make is a multipurpose and very varied phone. The 8.1 mega pixel camera is able to take video as well as still photos and comes with auto focus, facial recognition and flash facilities as well as phone editing software included on the phone handset itself.

The Sony Ericsson W995 is a Smartphone and so it comes with all the regular applications which are available such as fast and secure internet activity with a high speed 3G HSDPA connection, this allows for easy web page downloading and viewing with no lag or delay problems which can normally occur on slower connections. The GPS and WIFI features all for people to find locations, directions and routes quickly and easily from wherever they are. Of course the musical features are the most talked about and the most advertised qualities that the Sony Ericsson W995 contains as the walkman range of phones is very popular with many people. The phone has an 8mb memory bank which can hold thousands of music tracks and as well as just being able to listen to music, the applications included are new and highly attractive to music lovers.

The SensMe, MediaGo and shake control are only a few off the wonderful new programs that are included in this mobile phone deal and, along with its stunning looks and advanced functionality, the Sony Ericsson goes above and beyond the normal requirements of a regular phone or walkman alike to make a brilliant tool for all people to use wherever they are.

TokSee Web 3.0 Unified Social Network Technology Review

There is a tidal wave sweeping the Internet. It is called TokSee or Web 3.0, a unified social technology platform. But before we talk about TokSee Web 3.0, let’s take a look at what has happened to the net.

The Internet is a place of constant change. It is always in a flux. Many of the changes go by largely unnoticed, such as the ever changing faces of the many web pages on the net and may be, the launch of some top notch script that failed to hit the home run. But every now and then, something really mega happens that alters the cyber landscape and the fortunes of many forever. Some of such include the entrance of the search engines, the arrival of the various blog platforms, the emergence of Real Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds and more recently the launch of web 2.0 with Myspace, Facebook, and a host of other web 2.0 platforms. Each new mega launch brings with it new challenges and new opportunities. Many have created instant success, moving many from obscurity to instant fame. Google is an example. So also are Facebook and Myspace.

Things happen pretty fast on the net. Not long ago, we woke up one day and found ourselves in the midst of a cyber-social order called Web 2.0. Many scrambled to understand this new animal, others disregarded it and tried to forge ahead only to find out that wherever they look, is this new animal starring at them. In the same way, many are waking up to a new social platform, the web 3.0, more far reaching, more viral than its predecessor, web 2.0. But what do we need a new social platform for? What was wrong with our web 2.0 social communities? Yes, communities, that’s what they are with no real way to bring them all together until now.

Web 3.0 is poised to bridge the gap between social communities for us, once and for all. It will no longer be necessary to login and out from one social community to another. With TokSee and Web 3.0, you can migrate from one social community to another without ever having an account with that social network. TokSee Togadera Web 3.0 uses a simple widget that is free to anyone, that allows you to communicate with anyone across various social platforms. All that is required is a simple and free code from ToKSee, that you can copy and paste on to your blog, web page, or social network page. It is this code that allows you to open up communication pipelines with anyone across the different social platforms.

What are the benefits of TokSee Togadera Web 3.0?

Some of the benefits of TokSee Web 3.0 is that it encourages sharing between Social Technologies, saves time, allows you to communicate with other communities without an account, and free to use. It also uses voice, instant messaging, video conferencing, file sharing and white board collaborations to enhance your effectiveness.

For those who hate meddling with downloads and installs, there is absolutely nothing to download and nothing to install. A simple copy and paste is all that is needed for the widget. TokSee Web 3.0 also allows you to participate in revenue sharing.

With over 100 million estimated visitors unified under one web 3.0 platform, TokSee Web 3.0 is positioned to be the next mega hit on the cyber landscape. As always, those who embrace new technologies are usually the first to benefit from it. Someone once said the one thing constant in life is change. That sounds like an oxymoron but it is a truism.

MIT Technology Review Concern Over WARF Patent Royalty Demand To CIRM Over Stem Cells Is Misguided

On April 24, an article in the MIT Technology Review portrayed the immediate concern over the Wisconsin/WARF/Thomson patents on stem cells as how the patents will affect basic academic research, which, in turn, could affect the development of stem cell-based tools and therapies.

The article mentioned a possible gambit by the state of California to ensure cooperation among researchers of different states. The oversight committee of California’s CIRM recently announced that any California researchers who develop patented discoveries using California state funds must share their patents with other state researchers. Ed Penhoet of CIRM was quoted: “We hope WARF will reciprocate.” Of course, one issue is that WARF presently has patents related to embyronic stem cells, and CIRM does not. Further, one would need to know details of what is shared. Does the sharing only pertain to the use by researchers in academic institutions, or does it extend to companies created by such researchers? One of the prime selling points to voters of states such as California and New Jersey was that the state funding research would recover expended money through patent royalties. If everyone gets a free license, such a recovery is unlikely to happen.

The article goes through the world of patent usage as among different patent-holding universities. Universities generally allow other institutions to use patented technologies without special permission. The litigated case of Madey v. Duke University is an exception to this general rule, although it was a patent-holding professor who sued a university. Furthermore, WARF requires universities to get a license to do embryonic stem cell research. “None of us understand why we need a license…Why is this technology any different?” says one technology-transfer official. The license of WARF to the University of California, for example, permits scientists to use only a small number of embryonic stem cell lines. And the license granted to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a nonprofit medical research organization that funds scientists across the nation, prohibits scientists from accepting funding from or collaborating with commercial companies unless the company has a commercial license from WARF.

The article presents an interesting quote by Jeanne Loring, who herself is an author of an article criticizing the WARF patent royalty demand [311 Science 1716 (2006)]: Jeanne Loring, a scientist at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research in La Jolla, CA, started a short-lived embryonic stem cell company several years ago. “I learned from venture capital investors that these patents existed and that it would be impossible to obtain funding from them,” she says. This quote is significant for at least two reasons. First, one sees that venture capitalists were aware of the Thomson/WARF patents and saw them as a show-stopper as to VC investment in the field. Thus, as to small research entities spurning money from CIRM over disputes about patent royalty rights, one suspects such small entities do NOT have VC funding as a viable alternative. I suspect the length of time before payout is separately a showstopper as to VC funding; nothing here looks ready for commercialization within seven years, a typical VC benchmark. Second, in the world of Bayh-Dole, it’s kind of scary that one professor/entrepreneur would not know of relevant patents of a Bayh-Dole grantee. Further, it’s also scary that CIRM apparently had not anticipated the WARF play, which failure is somewhat hard to fathom since the basic patent issued years ago.

The basic WARF/Thomson patent is US 5,843,780 (issued 1 Dec 1998 to James A. Thomson, based on application 591246 filed 18 Jan 1996; the application was a continuation-in-part of U.S. application Ser. No. 08/376,327 filed Jan. 20, 1995. It was obtained with funding from the federal NIH, and thus represents a patent obtainted through the auspices of the Bayh-Dole Act. It is separately true that Thomson, a few days after filing his basic patent application, submitted a paper to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which appeared as 92 PNAS 7844 (1995). His effort at patenting did not impede his efforts at rapid public disclosure.

Kenneth Taymor, an attorney with the Stanford Program on Stem Cells in Society, is quoted in the article: “The more that WARF presses its rights, the more research will be impinged and the more likely it will move offshore.” This boogeyman won’t hunt. In a different variant, research was going to move offshore after Bush’s restriction in 2001.

Taymor and the article author Emily Singer simply neglect to mention the role that 35 USC 271(e)(1) is going to play in research on embryonic stem cells. Therapies arising from embryonic stem cells are going to need FDA approval. Work done to meet FDA requirements is insulated from infringement liability through the safe harbor of 271(e)(1), as expansively interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case Merck v. Integra.

Fast Updates You Can Get From the Best Technology Review Site

Nothing satisfies a gadget enthusiast more than getting fresh and quick updates from the best Technology Review Site about technological products. As new technology gadgets are being released in the market for public consumption, reviews are also expected to be in order.

Here is a list of what you may be able to see from the review site which provides the necessary information to checking out a certain gadget.

– Best features of a product or technological gadget. Of course, this is always the central focus of most of the reviews. You might need to know as for why the product has become the talk of the town.

– Reasons why you should support or purchase the product – does it simply address the need to obtain it? Is it good enough to use for work? These are just some of the reasons you might need to consider.

– The best places to acquire the new technology gadgets. Why does a particular store matter more than the other? More than the gadget or the latest technological device, would you care about customer service, turnaround, and the shipping procedures, too?

– The best prices in the market. Some people do not mind the prices for new gadgets especially if it is something they really want right away. There are some others which value the difference in costs for quite obvious reasons. Knowing where to go in order to get the best prices can be crucial and which is discussed in the review site for technological products.

These are just some of the things you might want to consider and there are more to know about a product from the site that reviews technological devices.

Certain highlights about a product that has been newly released in the market are important for consumers to know. And with accurate reviews made about them by the Technology Review Site, a lot of resources will be saved. More importantly, you should be able to get the information soon enough, too. Aside from technology updates and reviews about new gadgets, further information that could be useful for operating and maintaining your technological devices can also be found in the review site.

There are already thousands, if not more of the kinds of Technology Review Site that exists on the internet. While you are looking for the best one which can provide you with a comprehensive review about a product that which you want, you are also hoping that the information you are reading is reliable enough. How would you know if such information is indeed accurate? Reviews are written by people who basically have the credibility for writing technological reviews. Either they have been assets to technological companies that hire people to review products for them or they have been working in these companies long enough to understand how things operate. You can always expect that write-ups from those that make the reviews are substantial and truly informative. It is important for many individuals and businesses that they can trust these reviews as they may buy products in large quantities.

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