A tattoo that vibrates?CNET tests out rumors of the new iPad overheating, comedian Aziz Ansari is set to follow Louis C.K.'s lead with a DRM-free video, and Nokia files a patent application for a tattoo that would vibrate when someone calls your mobile device.
Hey, everyone. It is Wednesday, March 21st 2012. I am Jeff Bakalar from cnet.com and it's time to get loaded. Now, don't call it a scandal just yet. Reports of the new iPad getting hotter than its predecessor during use, they are widespread so our own Eric Franklin did a little investigating on his own and in his testing, he was able to get an iPad up to 94 degrees. It's actually not too bad, especially considering some laptops can get up to 115 degrees and Consumer Reports says they've gotten their iPad up to 116 degrees. Regardless of how hot you can get your iPad, it's most likely due to the iPad's LED backlight. So here's a great story for the next time someone tells you you're spending too much time on Reddit, like my wife. Frequent Redditor James Erwin has parlayed a response he gave to a Reddit question into a gig as a full time professional screenwriter. He answered the question of whether or not a modern day infantry battalion could take out the Roman empire. Erwin fashioned his answer into a short story and other Redditors demanded more of that story. Long story short, he now works as a full time screenwriter. That is pretty awesome. Is 60 milliseconds worth $1.5 billion? Well, that is how much it's going to cost to lay down fiber to reduce the latency between London and Tokyo. Starting this summer, a convoy of icebreakers will start the unprecedented project that will connect the 2 cities just a little quicker. Think that's nuts? Well, get a load of this. Nokia has filed a patent for a tattoo that vibrates when you get a call. That's right. You heard correctly. The tattoo would generate a perceivable impulse to your skin whenever someone is calling. Using something called pheromagnetic ink, each tattoo would be unique because we can't just have everyone's vibrating tattoo going off at the same time when everyone gets a call. And finally, hot off the runaway success of Louie C.K.'s digital only comedy special, Star, Parks and Recreation Aziz Ansari is attempting to follow suit with his own $5 DRM free digital show to be sold exclusively only. Louie C.K.'s experiment pulled in over $1 million so it will definitely be interesting to see if Ansari can match it. Those are your headlines for today. My name is Jeff Bakalar for cnet.com and you've just been loaded.