News – 1) Apple rejects Sony‘s e-reader app for the iPhone, which could mean changes in the way the Kindle for iPad and other Apple devices functions, regarding e-book purchases. Covered by the New York Times, Digital Daily, and Tecca. 2) You can now buy a Kindle at any of the Fred Meyer stores. 3) The Man Booker Prize judges are toting Kindles.
Tech Tip – Two ways to save a non-lighted Kindle 3 cover with posts, courtesy of listeners Mike Gordon and Tom Keitel. Also, it turns out you can’t delete your Kindle’s dictionary. (Sorry, Dad.)
Interview (begins at 14:03)- Stephen Baker, author of The Numerati and Final Jeopardy, tells the story of IBM’s Watson, the computer who would be a Jeopardy champion. We spoke by Skype on January 31, 2011. You can watch the final match on Feb. 14, 15, and 16. Click here for Stephen’s blog. For a sneak peek at Watson’s prowess click here, and here for the video.
E-Books for Troops Update – We’ve received a grant of $2,500 and another in the same amount as a matching grant. So it’s a great time to make a tax-deductible contribution to enable us to distribute more Kindles to U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.