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The Amazon Silk Browser — Privacy and the Technology

September 30, 2011

So, one of the new pieces with Amazon’s tablet is the “cloud-accelerated split browser” named Amazon Silk. According to the FAQ on the Amazon site, this is what is supposed to happen when you use an Amazon Silk browser in Kindle Fire: With Amazon Silk, most of the heavy-lifting is shifted from the processor on […]

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The Convergence of the Tablet and e-Reader

May 24, 2011

In a previous post, I wrote a lot about e-readers and failed to realize that I was talking about having the e-reader implement features of tablets like iPad. Well, no more! e-readers and tablets are in direct competition with each other. But it is an asymmetrical competition. Tablets can run potentially any application, including e-book […]

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Better Technology for e-book Readers

May 20, 2011

Nicholas Carr has a detailed critique about the drawbacks of electronic book readers: E-books are much more rigid. Refreshing discrete pages of text on a fixed screen is a far different, and far less flexible, process than flipping through pliant pages of fixed text. By necessity, a screen-based, software-powered reading device imposes navigational protocols and […]

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