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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Links of the Day

Kindle DX Announced - Amazon has announced a new version based on the Kindle 2 platform. It’s essentially the same thing but a larger device for a larger 9.7'' screen, more memory (but no SD slot), native PDF support (regular Kindle doesn't have that), auto landscape/portrait rotation (like iPhone does), and keyboard takes up less room. It still lacks color and backlight, costs $489 (about hundred more than regular version), and seems aimed for school books and newspaper readers. Still a pass for me.

More info: First impressions | Size comparison | Hands-On video

Bank of America Needs $33.9 Billion - This is on top of the $45 billion from the US taxpayers via TARP. The bank that pretty much is the creator of every crappy act that banks engage in to screw the customer (that other companies quickly copy) is now asking for more help. This is an easy call...let the company fail. Their business practices are so foul they simple don't deserve to exist.

Family Guy Movie Planned - Still in the early stages, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has indicated that fox wants to make a theatrical movie of the cartoon series. Currently it is in the pre-script stage as the Guy team works on the series.

Old Dr. Pepper Recipe Found - While they are not sure if it is the first recipe for the soda or a tonic, they do believe it is from the same Waco, Texas drugstore that first created the fantastic soft drink. The ledger containing the recipe was found by Bill Waters in an antiques store. The hope is to get around $75,000 at auction.

The Hunt for Gollum - Made for only $5,000 a decent movie based on the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Click the link for the film, trailers and behind the scenes stuff.

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