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

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Countless Glittering Stars Illuminate a Dreamy World Below

For those of us who live in a bustling, crowded metropolis, a glittering sky filled with stars is a spectacular sight we rarely get to see. Finnish photographer Oscar Keserci offers us glimpses of these astounding views and tranquil starry nights. His breathtaking images showcase dark skies fully illuminated by millions of brilliant celestial points.

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Floating Cabin Lets Nature-Lovers Sleep in the Treetops of Sweden

If you’ve ever dreamed of cuddling up in a contemporary treehouse, the 7th Room Treehotel may be your new favorite getaway. Designed by Snøhetta—a design office that dabbles in landscaping, architecture, interiors, and brand design—the floating bungalow is tucked away in Northern Sweden and perfectly positioned for a sweeping view of the Northern Lights. The 7th Room is elevated by twelve 10-meter stilts and is beautifully built around the towering trunk of a pine tree.

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