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iPad’s Identity Crisis
This seems like quite a fair review of the iPad: “The bottom line is this: the iPad has an identity crisis. It’s not quite a serious e-reader, and it’s not quite a serious tablet PC. It’s probably great at handling multimedia, but it’s not nearly portable enough to be considered a portable media player. It’s great for tabletop use, but it can’t multitask, so you’re left with a machine that’s seriously limited in what can do well. It’s also inherently limited by whatever applications are delivered in the App Store…”
Flight 1549’s Icy Days
This is strangely fascinating: “Time-lapse footage of US Airways Flight 1549 submerged in the icy waters of the Hudson River, awaiting the barges and cranes that would eventually lift it up and take it away. ”
Secret Rituals of American Idol Auditions
This article explains what actually happens at American Idol auditions.
How Sermons Work
From David Murray: If you want to increase respect for your pastor and his preaching, ask “How do they do that?” Then read this ebook and find out the answer.
Deal of the Day: Blu-Ray
Today only, Amazon has a great deal on a Blu-Ray player. ” The Sylvania NB530SLX Blu-ray Disc Player is the perfect companion for your HDTV. You can watch blu-ray movies in full 1080p quality and also enjoy your DVDs on this Sylvania player. With such a low price, you can not go wrong.” It’s got an average review of 4.5 stars.