Friday's tech news roundup has a good, long talk with a chair:
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New iPhone facing supply issues
Electronics maker Sharp could be having problems making the screens for the next iPhone, according to reports from the Wall Street Journal and Reuters. There could be manufacturing difficulties that are delaying shipments. Sharp is just one of three suppliers for Apple's screens, so it's unclear how this could change launch date expectations or if iPhones will be in limited supply at launch.
We're expecting a new family of Amazon Kindles to be announced on Sept. 6, but images of the Kindle "Paperwhite" have been discovered and published by The Verge. French marketing images read the Kindle Paperwhite has higher contrast, high resolution, integrated lighting and eight weeks of battery life. If these images are the real thing, this would compete with Barnes & Noble's Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight that came out in April.
Move over planking and say ta-ta to Tebowing. The latest Internet photo meme craze is Eastwooding, which is taking a photo with an empty chair. During Clint Eastwood's speech at the Republican National Convention, the actor and director had a conversation with an empty chair, as if President Obama was sitting in it. Some thought the joke was odd, and Twitter users were quick to react. Soon the empty chair had it's own parody Twitter account, @InvisibleObama. And the hashtag #eastwooding has been used to share photos of people talking to empty chairs, or having a poke at the moment with Photoshop.