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Kindle hits the UK, Android hits 200,000 activations per day, the merits of HTML5 explained in depth, the realities of "expensive" local/organic food, and Wired's down-to-earth explanation of why waving your cellphone won't soon replace swiping a card.
- Why Your Phone Can't Really Replace Your Credit Card
Remember a few days ago, when news leaked that cellphone makers might start their own payment system? Wired points out that they're certainly not going to replace Visa/MasterCard & Co., due to security, ubiquity, and other (depressing) reasons. [Epicenter/Wired.com]
- New Amazon Kindle arrives for the UK
Amazon's Kindle is on the literary warpath, it seems, opening up more than 40,000 e-books in the UK. [TechRadar UK]
- 200,000 Android Activations Every Day
Powered in large part by the recent big smartphone launches, Google's smartphone platform is still on the grow. [AndroidGuys]
- WTF is HTML5 and Why Should I Care?
A good explainer of this HTML5 thingamajig, written from a developer or web enthusiast's perspective. We ourselves have taken a stab at explaining the next new thing. [Focus]
- Michael Pollan on Why $8 for a Dozen Eggs Makes Sense
The noted food writer gets put in a mildly hot seat about the cost of eating good food, and responds with some good sense about what we're paying for what kinds of food. [WSJ.com]
- Hunch Relaunches as Internet Personalization Service
Hunch, a question-asking recommendation service that seemed pretty neat at first glance, has reorganized and made its mission—personalized recommendations of media and products—more st...
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