The Kindle Paperwhite and the new version of the Kindle are now available here in Canada.
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Things are heating up even more in the e-book market with Amazon’s announcement of the new Kindle. It’s not called the Kindle 3 or anything (just the sticking with the same name). It’s smaller, lighter, claims to last for up to a month (!) on a single charge, plus it’s being released in both Wi-Fi and 3G versions.
Netflix recently announced that they’re making their first international move by expanding from their U.S. operation upward into Canada. This may not seem like a big deal, but for Canadians, it’s a whole new way to get their media.
Details are sparse, but it’s a safe bet Netflix will appear on Xbox Live, in various televisions, and on laptops, iPhones and iPads. It almost certainly won’t be a part of Canada’s cable set top boxes, since Netflix will become a defacto competitor with the cable and satellite industry the moment it’s introduced in Canada.
Unless you’re referring to your significant other’s state of dress, “stripped down” tends to have pretty negative connotations. It suggests something that’s had all its good stuff removed, leaving just the boring basics behind.
But when it comes to technology, there’s something to be said for ditching extraneous features and concentrating on doing one thing well. That’s the case with the Kobo eReader ($149), the latest arrival in the growing realm of electronic book-reading gadgets, which includes the Amazon Kindle ($259 and $489) and the Sony Reader ($199 and $299).
There has been a lot of controversy and debate over whether too many things are patentable, especially in the software and business method areas.
Many thought the Amazon 1-click patent, which was under review, should not be valid. The USPTO has, however, confirmed the patent.