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Hurricane Sandy and the national digital library issue: With smartened-up journalists and voters, could we have stopped or slowed down global warming?
November 13, 2012 | 10:30 am

Canned and dried foods, flashlights, radios, cellphones and good UPSes aren’t the only essentials that the wired might buy in an anticipation of the growing number of weather-related exigencies like Hurricane Sandy. I’ve also purchased a $99 battery-powered portable hotspot through which my iPad and other Wi-Fi-equipped devices  can stay in touch with the rest of the world when the power goes off. In the best-served locations, optimal speeds supposedly should reach 1.4 Mbps with the company’s current technology, perhaps even making Skype possible. No need for a cellphone with tethering capabilities, and my wife and I will be able to recharge the device with...

UPDATED: 600,000 iBooks e-book downloads; iBooks coming to iPhone OS 4.0
April 8, 2010 | 10:39 pm

jobs250 Update: Video of the event is now available for download, in multiple resolutions of Quicktime and MPEG-4. I just got finished watching the iPhone OS 4.0 preview event through liveblogging from Ars Technica and Engadget. Here are the points of overall interest. Steve Jobs began the event with some figures about the iPad: 300,000 sold on the first day, 450,000 sold to date, over 600,000 iBooks downloads with 250,000 in the first 24 hours (he must mean iBook e-books, since nobody would need to download the app more than once per iPad), 3.5 million iPad app...