It seems that Wikipedia is entering the real world, beginning in Germany. The company is planning to publish a hardcover copy of the Internet tome to be named “The One-Volume Wikipedia Encyclopedia.” It will be composed of 50,000 of the 740,000 most searched terms. The first volume, which will be printed in September, may be a hint of things to come, as well as a new chapter in how to make money for Wikipedia. Remember to uncap your red pen to anonymously update and edit the book on its first read-through.
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Where else but on the Internet can you discover other countries’ electronics? Germany’s Cizmo’s new notebook is for work or play. The CX15 features a 15.4-inch HD display, an Intel 45nm Penryn processor,an 8 x dual layer DVD burner, a 2 megapixel webcam, a fingerprint reader, and holds from 2 to 4GB memory. Optional are Wi-Fi, OS, and Bluetooth capabilities. The Cizmo CX15 starts at €1,259.66 (~$2,400.00) and will be available this June.
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Daryoush Bazargani snores. How convenient that he just happens to be a computer science professor at the University of Rostock in Germany. He has come up with a special pillow and attached it to a computer on his nightstand that analyzes the noise. The computer then creates or takes away pockets of air within the pillow. The result that it eases nasal airflow to minimize snoring. Still in the prototype stage, we are up for any solution that results in less noise pollution when we are trying to crash.
If the rumors are correct, Deutsche Telekom’s mobile unit, T-Mobile, has just come to term with Apple to becoming the official carrier of the iPhone in Germany, according to the Rheinische. If all does as seemingly planned, Apple’s super-phone should launch on November 1 over in Germany, with the official announcement happening tomorrow. The iPhone would be priced at 450 Euros, which comes out to just about $613 USD.
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