State of the Art – David Pogue’s Review of the iPad – NYTimes.com Apr01

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New Just In: In 10 years of reviewing tech products for The New York Times, I’ve never seen a product as polarizing as Apple’s iPad, which arrives in stores on Saturday. “This device is laughably absurd,” goes a typical remark on a tech blog’s comments board. “How can they expect...

iBooks is worth the price alone for iPad as ebook reader :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Andy Ihnatko Apr01

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(This would be the perspective of someone with deep pockets. I mean that figuratively and literally. At $499, it’s the most expensive ebook reader currently on sale by a major retailer. And it’s a 7.5”x9.5” slab of aluminum and glass. Even my 511 Tactical Pants — with back...

First Guy In Line for iPad Is ‘Same Stupid Guy Who’s First In Line for Everything’ – greg packer – Gawker Apr01

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That’s retired Long Island highway maintenance worker Greg Packer in a Mashable video. They mention Packer’s notoriety for being first in line for things, but Silicon Alley Insider is more to the point: Greg Packer is “The Same Stupid Guy Who’s First In Line For...

What Happens When You Tweet Obama Death Threats? – Jay martin – Gawker Apr01

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A little over a week ago, we introduced you to Jay Martin, the man who very explicitly wished death upon Barack Obama via Twitter. He has disappeared from the Internet. What happened to him? Conservative blogger Solly Forrell, and 19 year-old Washington state resident Jay Martin were two...

Vatican Lashes Out At The New York Times Over Sex Abuse Coverage Apr01

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VATICAN CITY — Cardinals across Europe used their Holy Thursday sermons to defend Pope Benedict XVI from accusations he played a role in covering up sex abuse scandals, and an increasingly angry Vatican sought to deflect any criticism in the Western media. The relationship between the church...

What’s driving up oil prices again? Wall Street, of course | McClatchy Apr01

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WASHINGTON — Oil consumption has fallen, demand from U.S. motorists for gasoline is flat at best and refiners that turn crude into fuel are operating well below capacity. Yet oil prices keep marching toward $90 a barrel, pushing gasoline toward $3 a gallon in many markets, and prompting...