In today's Remainders: progress. Sort of. Openmoko's WikiReader takes baby steps towards usability; a new sculpture series offers busts of the Darth Vader that could've been; an MSNBC slideshow sheds light on the photographic pursuits of ISS astronauts, and more.
We first saw Openmoko's single-purpose WikiReader back in October, and we weren't exactly blown away with what it had to offer. (What it has to offer, by the way, is Wikipedia on a tiny monochrome screen). Well, Openmoko announced an update for the stubborn little device that makes the onscreen keyboard easier to use and gives it better support for math equations in science-y articles. Hmmm. Those don't sound like very exciting updates to me, but what the update lacks in thrills is made up for in the promotional material: the photo to the left shows someone using a WikiReader to read up on the Donner Party while taking a stroll through the wilderness. Yikes. People who received a WikiReader from their clueless Aunt can download the update now or buy it on two SD cards for $29. [Engadget]