Introducing the Kindle Gutenberg Bookreader

The end-user license agreement is up at McSweeney’s: Congratulations on purchasing the newest iteration of our electronic readers, the Kindle Genius Browser. We have made this new device compatible with all previous versions of the e-book, but there are some new features we’d like to introduce.

Greenpeace praises HP for killing most PVC from supply chain, Nokia still cleanest

From Greenpeace: The 13th edition of Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics rewards Hewlett-Packard for putting a PC on the market that is virtually free of PVC (vinyl plastic) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs). Only the power supply unit and cable still contain these hazardous substances. Earlier this year, Greenpeace had staged protests at HP’s headquarters […]

"My ongoing Kafka-esque nightmare of dealing with Palm and their App Catalog submission process"

JWZ tears his hair out: though among the earliest Palm PrĂ© developers, trying to get stuff into its app store is a pointless waste of time. Apple devs think they have it bad, but at least Apple is strongly motivated to exploit their work. The odd part to this story is that Palm’s app store […]

Rocky Mountain Bank sent your banking details to random Gmail account, got judge to shut it down

When Rocky Mountain Bank mistakenly sent banking info to the wrong email address, it demanded that Google tell them who owned this email address. Google: “No.” How did Federal Judge James Ware respond? He ordered gmail to close the innocent gmail user’s account. [TechDirt] Deleting an account to delete a single email sent to it? […]