Posts tagged Hurricane
E-reading still quite feasible without steady power supply, Paul Biba reports
November 13, 2012 | 10:15 pm
One of the most common complaints about e-books is that you can’t do as much with them when the power goes out. Well, our former editor Paul Biba has been caught without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and has found that, within limits, e-reading can work just fine without a steady source of electricity. (Hat tip to Nate Hoffelder for pointing this post out to me in e-mail.) While he limited himself to paper book reading during the day, Paul found he could read from his Kindle PaperWhite after dark with the light on very easily. He reported reading...
Hurricane Irene knocks down paywalls
August 27, 2011 | 1:39 pm
As Hurricane Irene approaches the upper east coast, property damage is of course a key concern—but Hurricane Irene is also, at least temporarily, knocking down some virtual walls—paywalls. Laura Hazard Owen reports on PaidContent that the New York Times and Newsday.com are both making hurricane coverage available to all readers for free. E-magazine service Zinio is also offering free issues of several electronic magazines to travelers stranded by the hurricane. Of course, the usefulness of these free services depends on people being able to keep their connectivity during the storm. USA Today has a guide suggesting ways for...
Hardware news from Amazon, Plastic Logic, and HP
August 11, 2010 | 1:20 am
Several reports on forthcoming or no longer forthcoming hardware hit the news yesterday. Most notable is the report from Nick Bilton at the New York Times “Bits” blog that notes the Kindle is just the beginning of the range of devices Amazon wants to invent to make it easy to purchase digital content of all kinds, not just e-books. According to anonymous sources, Amazon’s “Lab 126”, the division responsible for the Kindle, was originally intended to create lots of projects, though it has focused solely on the Kindle so far. “Jeff’s original goal for...