In today's Remainders: patience. Or at least, it's what's required by today's items, including Lumix camera pricing, Google's acquisition of Aardvark; LG's forthcoming e-reader, and the great Palm Pre manufacturing halt that wasn't.
Google has acquired Aardvark, a unique social search engine, for $50 million. With the internet still buzzing over Buzz, it isn't exactly surprising to see Google expanding further into the "space between you and every other human being on the planet," as Jason described it. For those who aren't familiar, Aardvark takes user's questions and, using artificial intelligence, distributes them to real live people who know something about the topic. For queries that don't have a simple, Google-able answer, this type of expert search engine could become a powerful tool. But we'll just have to wait to see how Google implements the technology, that is, to see if the experts' answers will be audible above the Buzz. [Technology Review]