Medigus announces that it will soon be shipping a camera that is 0.9 mm in diameter--small and inexpensive enough to be used in disposable surgical devices.
Utilities Updates: Safari Enhancer 3.0; MoviesForMyPod 0.99; iSquint 0.5; DOT-TUNES 1.2a5; more
LG's Xpression 2 costs $0.99 with a carrier contract from AT&T and has a physical keyboard, 2-megapixel camera, and a 3-inch display.
As an unexpected treat, iOS 5 users can now purchase text message and alert tones in the iTunes store for $0.99. Find out where to buy these tones and how to add them to specific contacts.
Swift is a $0.99 universal app that does one thing and one thing only: starts recording video fast.
Amazon's Cloud Music servers cut out for a brief period yesterday after the world's Little Monsters flooded the site to download Lady Gaga's new album "Born This Way" for just $0.99. Jeff and Wilson are two such fans, and we love it when Wilson gets all righteous about piracy because we get to throw it back in his face. Today's episode of The 404 deals with Jeff's addition to Reddit, digital projectionists in Boston AMC theaters purposefully making 2D movies dimmer than usual, and the debut of everyone's favorite PB&J in a can...yes, the Candwich.
Sprint lowers price of wireless music downloads to just $0.99.
Chip equipment orders were down in January, reflecting a continued downturn in the semiconductor market. The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) says that the January book-to-bill ratio, a three-month average of the number of orders placed vs. the amount of equipment shipped, was 0.81. When compared with SEMI's December 2000 book-to-bill ratio of 0.99, which is about even, orders placed in January were 19 percent lower than the amount of equipment shipped. SEMI said $1.9 billion worth of orders were booked in January, down 21 percent from December's $2.4 billion. Average shipments in January were $2.3 billion, down from December's $2.4 billion.