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NEWSWEEK: COVER: Books Aren't Dead. (They're Just Going Digital.) (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos will be releasing the Amazon Kindle this week, an electronic device that he hopes will leapfrog over previous attempts at e-readers and become the turning point in a transformation toward Book 2.0.
Printed ICs aim to make mark on mainstream (EETimes)
After several false starts, developers of thin-film transistor circuits last week claimed breakthroughs that they believe will finally push the technology to market. If successful, the efforts could enable a long-promised low-cost class of electronic paper, displays, labels, RFID tags, sensors, smart cards and perhaps even programmable wallpaper.
Amazon's Kindle: That's One Pricey Library Card! (Yahoo! Tech Advisors)
The folks at Amazon.com have always appreciated a good book. Books were the first things ever sold at Amazon, and the company changed the habits of book buyers forever. Today Amazon is expected to launch Kindle?an electronic book (e-book) reader. No surprise, at launch it will offer thousands of books available via digital download. Rumors of the device began surfacing late last week. ...
MCNC, Duke Teaming Up for MEMS Biomedical Device Effort (Local Tech Wire)
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK ? MCNC, the nonprofit research and advanced computing/networking facility, says it has launched a new life sciences program to develop, model, prototype and test biomedical equipment with the goal of improving patient diagnosis and treatment.
Amazon may unveil e-reader device (Honolulu Advertiser)
SEATTLE ? www.Amazon.com Inc. is expected to unveil its long-awaited e-book reader at a media event tomorrow in New York, according to CNet Networks Inc.'s technology news site.
Will e-books ever be a best-seller? (CNET)
Sony's Reader has been little more than a footnote so far. Now Amazon is looking to light things up with its new Kindle device.
Leading Latin American Software Provider Selects Mocana to Secure its Award-Winning Point-of-Sale Solution (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
SAN FRANCISCO----Mocana, a software company that is enabling a secure networked society, announced that APPI Tecnologia, a global provider of electronic financial transfer software, has selected Mocana's Embedded SSL Client to secure its POSWEB Browser.
Switching Regulator incorporates power-good indicator. (ThomasNet)
Supplied in 8-pin MSOP or 3 x 3 mm DFN package, MCP1602 indicates when true voltage regulation has been achieved. Combination of adjustable and fixed output voltages, auto transition from PWM to PFM, as well as respective 45 �A and 100 nA quiescent and standby currents helps this 2.0 MHz, 500 mA switcher reduce heat dissipation and extend battery life in portable/handheld electronic devices. ...
Amazon to announce first e-book reader (PC Advisor)
Kindle device launching in New York today Amazon plans to announce its first e-book reader in New York today, according to a report on Cnet.
Amazon to show e-book device (BBC News)
Online retailer Amazon is close to unveiling its own-brand digital book reader called Kindle.