Arguments About Politics Are Like Arguments About Phonesview story

http://techcrunch.com – We’ve all been inundated with political back and forth over the past few weeks. Curse you, social networks! And you too, Internet! And yet, what’s really frustrating isn’t the political back and forth, but the content that is being volleyed back and forth. More specifically, the lack of content. (IT news)

How Long Will Programmers Be So Well-Paid?view story

http://techcrunch.com – Last week Glassdoor published its most recent software engineering salary report. Short version: it pays to code. Google and Facebook employees earn a base salary of ~$125K, not counting benefits, 401k matching, stock options/grants, etc., and even Yahoo! developers pull in six figures. (IT news)

Qualcomm’s Project Ray shows fruits of its labor, a smartphone for the visually impairedview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Hear ye, hear ye! Smartphones for one and all! Qualcomm has announced a breakthrough in smartphone interfacing to allow the visually impaired access to the smartphone technology we all know and love. The new interface, named Project Ray, adapts to user preferences and habits to allow easier access to commonly used actions such as contacts, SMS, and the dialer. (IT news)

Drivers for CAN controller on Colibri Eval Board (or how to write platform device driver) [migrated]view story

http://unix.stackexchange.com – Problem: I need to bring up the SJA 1000 CAN controller on the Colibri Evaluation Carrier Board v2.1 (with a Colibri T20 (NVidia Tegra) module inserted into it, which has an ARM CPU). Research: On the Toradex website they write that subject chip is "connected to GMI bus" (which could be "General Memory Interface"). (HowTos)

Evince 3.7.1 Has New Application Menuview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Evince, a document viewer for multiple document formats, which aims to replace the multiple document viewers that exist on the GNOME Desktop with a single simple application, is now at version 3.7.1. Evince is specifically designed to support a lot of file formats, including PDF, Postscript, djvu, tiff, dvi, XPS SyncTex, and even comic books. Highlights of Evince 3.7.1: • Application menu (General)

A desirable solution to transfer Epub books on Kindle Fireview story

http://forum.xda-developers.com – "Epub is an opened ebook format, it's so popular that almost all ereaders support epub format except kindle devices, kindle format is special for that Kindle have thier native format Mobi/AZW. But readers may purchase ebooks in other bookstores like Google Bookstore or Nook,to expand their reading fun. (HowTos)

[REQ] - All in one Reader for tabletview story

http://forum.xda-developers.com – Hello a;;, I am looking for a Reader apps that has integrated parts for Books, Magazines and News (something similar with Samsung's Reader's Hub - that has ebook Reader, Zinio and Pulse news integrated). I am looking for something similar. I have searched, and searched... but no success so far. Maybe you can point out a direction.... Thanks in advance! (HowTos)

ValoBox Launches Pay-As-You-Go eBook Offering; O’Reilly Media, Guardian Books & Other Publishers Sign Onview story

http://techcrunch.com – Persuading publishers to make their eBooks available to read over the Web is probably quite a big ask. Persuading them to sell those eBooks on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ basis, enabling readers to purchase specific pages or chapters of a book only — well, that’s just crazy talk. (IT news)

Amazon Looks East: Launches First Japanese Language Kindle, The Paperwhite; Debuts Japanese Kindle Store; Sells Kindle Fire Tabletsview story

http://techcrunch.com – Take that, Rakuten! Amazon continues to extend its reach into new markets and increase its focus in Asia: today it announced pre-orders for its first Japanese-language Kindle, the Paperwhite, and, in another first, it has now extended its Kindle Store into Japan, opening with 50,000 titles in the library. (IT news)

The Kindle Fire HD Is Amazon’s Lean, Mean, Content-Selling Machineview story

http://techcrunch.com – Features: 1280×800 HD 7-inch screen 16GB/32GB built-in storage 1.2 GHz Dual Processor Stereo Speakers $199/$249 Pros: Thin, inexpensive reader Beautiful, bright screen Considerable upgrade from the original Cons: Obtrusive (removable) ads Minor Android incompatibilities Designed primarily for the consumption of Amazon media Short Version The Kindle Fire is Amazon’s digital strateg (IT news)