As someone currently writing to you through the medium of the Internet, I can't say I really have much use for a pen on a regular basis. But if I did, I'd use one of these fancy new pens based on DC's heroes and villains, which look amazingly fancy.
I hate holiday gift ads in general, buy especially when we are so far away from those dates. And yet, I can't get myself to hate this ad about a kid and his penguin. Yes. A kid and his penguin, who looks like the real thing even if it's 3D rendering.
Say what you want about villains, they have spectacular architecture. But they're also a nightmare to create — which is why we don't have more undersea bases or faces carved into mountains in real life. Here are the weirdest design specs of some of the most famous villain lairs.
The Oregon Zoo is home to some Humboldt penguin chicks. The baby birds need routine check-ups from the zoo vets, which means adorable videos for everyone.
Following the e-book price fixing scandal that saw Apple found guilty, all five of the publishing houses involved in the spat have finally agreed to a federal court settlement—which could see you receiving a payout.
Penguin's agreed with the DoJ to end pacts stopping it from lowering digital prices. Cheap Penguin ebooks FTW! [Reuters]
If you thought emperor penguins were big, this prehistoric cousin put them to shame. In its day it stood over four feet tall and was 50 per cent heavier than the already pretty massive emperor we know today.
Anything's possible when people club together—just look at the UK riots as a really bad example of that. Class-action law firm Hagens Berman's seeking more plaintiffs for its lawsuit against Apple and five publishers over illegal ebook price-fixing.
We may still be waiting for Penguin's beautiful childrens' book-reading iPad app, but if you favor their Classics range, this free annotated listing app will be a nice companion to that battered paperback you always carry around.
It only figures that a man of Stephen Fry's internet standing should be feathering his nest with apps a'plenty, and MyFry—while pricey—should be a must-buy for any fans of the scribe's words.
Amazon? Not playing around with publishers when it comes to ebook deals. Penguin's contract ran out on April 1, so Amazon can't sell their ebooks. So Amazon's cut the price of Penguin's actual hardcovers to $9.99 ebook pricing.
A caption of "no, I did not photoshop this" accompanied this silly picture and I didn't believe it. I still don't, but that's just because I have proof: The crop tool was used. Here's the original image:
If publishing company Penguin's impressive iPad demos weren't enough to convince you, this extremely clever video (originally made for internal purposes) will show you that at least one part of the publishing industry has its head squarely on its shoulders.
This is what digital books from Penguin—one the mega-publishers—will be like on the iPad. Children's books that are games, interactive anatomy books, and an augmented reality intergalactic GPS system. This is the future we've been waiting to see.
Bad luck, non-US countries. iBooks won't be available from launch in any country other than the US. That could mean Apple's still to finesse the licensing details with book publishers in each country, or you're just plain out of luck.
I want an army of MyDeskFriend Pingo robot penguins. They'll dance around alerting of Facebook updates, read news, sing songs, and give weather forecasts. We'll be bestest friends and play together until they decide to kill me. Updated: In-Action Video
The international publisher, Penguin, has decided to hop onto the ebook bandwagon, by promising regular book launches to be held in conjunction with their ebook counterparts. Unfortunately, the prices will not be lowered for the ebook varieties, but Penguin will offer direct downloads from their website.
Since anyone who's going to buy this Tux Droid already has at least three Linux machines in their house, it's unlikely that they'll care just how nerdy this thing will make them look—which is great, because this penguin bot is actually pretty neat.