The Latest Kindle: Bigger, Not Better, Than Its Sibling

While the larger Kindle DX performs its promised tasks adequately, its size and weight make it awkward and tiring to hold for long periods of reading.


I Know What You Just Tweeted

Thousands of Twitterers have participated in what’s being called the first ever mass scientific experiment conducted via the microblogging service. Richard Wiseman, a psychology professor at the University of Hertfordshire, teamed up with New Scientist to test “remote viewing,” also known as extra-sensory perception or ESP.

Running the Treo’s OS on the Pre

Walt answers readers’ questions on the Palm Pre operating system, whether the Pre can be used as a modem, and more.

Palm's New Pilot: Jon Rubinstein [UPDATED]

Now we know why it was Palm executive chairman Jon Rubinstein and investor Roger McNamee on stage at the D conference last month talking up the Pre, and not CEO Ed Colligan: Colligan was on his way out. On Wednesday, Palm tapped Rubinstein as its new CEO.



An iPhone by Any Other Name…

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site. (Click on the image to see a bigger version.)


What’s in a New Facebook Username?

This Saturday, Facebook users get to replace the string of numbers Facebook has assigned them as a profile name with a personalized URL based on their real name, or another alias they choose. This means Facebook users can find each other by remembering the address of a profile–tough to do currently, since profiles are currently in a format like If users have opted to make their profiles public, anyone could get to them by typing in the new URLs too.

CIOs: The Econalypse Ate Our 2009 Budgets

No surpises here. The econalypse has sent IT managers scrambling to redraft their already diminished 2009 budgets. About 42 percent of chief information officers have cut their budgets to grapple with the souring economy, according to a new survey by Gartner.

AT&T Chairman, CEO and President Randall Stephenson: The Full D7 Interview

Next up on the seventh D: All Things Digital conference program was an onstage interview that Walt Mossberg did with AT&T Chairman, CEO and President Randall Stephenson. Stephenson was queried about a lot of topics, including the status of the Apple iPhone deal, the company’s network glitches, the economy and competitors like the new Pre from Palm, and more.

Tuning Out: Founders Leave Two Years After Selling to CBS

The founders of, the London-based Web music start-up CBS snapped up for $280 million two years ago, are leaving the company. No word yet on whom CBS will appoint to replace the founding trio of Felix Miller, Richard Jones and Martin Stiksel, or what any of the men intend to do next. Miller announced the deal in a short blog post today. More shortly….

New From AMD: The Impresseron