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Due arrive in October, the Literati is an inexpensive color e-reader aimed at the mass market that will have a large retail presence this holiday season. CNET Executive Editor David Carnoy gets an early look at it.
Creating art with that splendidly elaborate gadget known as the typewriter is nothing new. Just ask Hemingway or Orwell. But this beautifully hacked 1937 Underwood Standard takes things to an entirely different realm.
CNET interviews Pakistan programmer Sohaib Athar, who became an instant online celebrity after his real-time dispatches recording a rough outline of the raid on Osama bin Laden.
You supply the connectivity (using your phone or aircard), the PHS300 turns it into a secure hot spot for up to 16(!) nearby devices. Take that, MiFi!
It's pretty hard to compete against the Kindle these days, which is why many second-tier e-reader makers have been forced to lower the prices of their devices.