I don’t often link to myself here at Perpetual Beta, but in this case the link roundup I put together for Pattern Recognition might be useful for libraries or librarians who want to play with the Kindle Fire. If you want to root your device, take a look at this post.
As a million 3D printers bloom, prices and complexity continue to fall. Here’s a fully-realized 3D printer available for only $499. For the same price as an iPad, you can put a 3D printer beside you on the desk.
A kit-based 3D printer that is raising funding for production, and $450 gets you a complete tested 3D printer. Granted, you need a PC with a parallel port to use it (got one of those laying around?) and it works with very unfriendly software.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Kindle is set to launch its own lending library this Thursday, without the support of any of the Big 6 Publishers (Hachette, Harper-Collins, McMillan, Penguin, Random House, and Simon & Schuster).