Amazon Kindle 2: Are You Ready?

God love my Amazon Kindle. I got it back in August for my birthday from my brother-in-law and his girlfriend and boy do I love it. Nothing beats holding a lightweight, sleek reader that can download a book in under a minute. Well, now maybe something can. The Amazon Kindle 2 has just been announced and it promises to be faster, leaner and meaner. Here are the stats: Slim & Lightweight: Just over 1/3 inch and 10.2 ounces Books in under 60 seconds: Get books delivered in less than 60 seconds; no PC required Improved Display: Reads like real paper; now boasts 16 shades of gray for crisp images and text; even reads well in bright sunlight Longer Battery Life: 25% longer battery life; read for days without recharging More Storage: Take your library with you; holds over 1,500 books Faster Page Turns: 20% faster page turns Read-to-Me: Text-to-Speech feature means Kindle can read every book, blog, magazine, and newspaper out loud. No Wireless Bills: No monthly wireless bills, data plans, or commitments. Amazon pays for Kindle's wireless connectivity so you won't see a monthly wireless bill. Large Selection: Over 230,000 books, plus U.S. and international newspapers, magazines and blogs available Low Book Prices: New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise This item will be released on February 24, 2009. Pre-order now before they sell out. Amazon





December 2, 2016

Upside Down Christmas Tree Hangs in the Halls of Tate Britain

  Every December, the Tate Britain debuts its much-anticipated Christmas tree. Designed by a different contemporary artist each year, the famed museum’s trees are both yuletide decorations and works of modern art. This year, Iranian installation artist Shirazeh Houshiary has quite literally turned the tradition on its head with her upside-down evergreen. Suspended by its trunk, the tree hovers above the main entrance’s stunning spiral staircase.

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December 2, 2016

Photographer Searches for Mystery Wedding Couple After Discovering Film in 50-Year-Old Camera

You never know what you’ll find when you buy something that’s vintage. When photographer Alex Galmeanu bought a rare 50-year-old camera off eBay, he never expected to find an exposed (but undeveloped) roll of film inside. “Of course I had it developed right away,” he wrote, “and, as a surprise again, I was able to recover 10 quite usable images, especially when considering their age.

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