Apple's "magical and revolutionary" device is quite a good e-reader, though.
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A research project converts crude sketches into photorealistic scenes using Internet photographs.
Tor--a networking scheme that hides users' online activities--is going mobile.
A low-cost, multifunctional reading device could take the market by storm.
The benefits of unplugging from the cloud.
A device called Somniloquy processes network traffic autonomously, allowing a computer's CPU, hard disk, and display to be powered down.
Software that tracks electricity prices could slash energy costs for big online businesses.
The next-generation architecture of Google's Web search service is bigger, faster, and, according to some, shows more real-time results.
A major denial-of-service attack silenced the Twitterverse.
Some very interesting ideas are being showcased this week at SIGGRAPH 2009.