Morning Xtra: Barnes & Noble Selling E-Books, Louis Vuitton's Space Egg
Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines....
- Barnes & Noble is jumping headlong into the e-book market with a new digital store and an e-book reader app for Mac, PC, and iPhone. Word on the street says the favorite haunt of suburbanites may soon be launching a hardware reader, too. Look out, Kindle. [From: TUAW]
- In honor of the lunar landing's 40th anniversary, neckerchief purveyor and suitcaserist Louis Vuitton has created a giant space trunk, called the Malle Mars, that promises to transport your wares through the cosmos in style. Although it resembles something from a derelict ship on a tiny, myst-filled planetoid somewhere between Thedus and Earth, this egg contains something much nicer -- namely, luxury goodies like fine china and a sweet folding chair. Fire up the Nostromo, Ripley, and fly us to the beach. [From: DVICE]
- If you think all those mix CDs you burned back in 2001 are going to last forever, think again. TechArp recently found that 10-percent of disks seven- to nine-years-old fail. Could be bad news for your Dashboard Confessional/TLC mix. [From: Slashdot]
- Link-sharing site Digg made waves in April when it launched its controversial DiggBar service. The DiggBar is making headlines again, thanks to a change that redirects all linked URLs back to the Digg homepage before sending clickers to the original linked article. To put things lightly, people are pissed -- and it looks like Digg founder Kevin Rose is none too happy with the change, either. [From: TechCrunch]
- Kid-journal Pediatrics recently released a report claiming that kids can get as much exercise playing video games like 'Dance Dance Revolution' and 'Wii Sports' as they can from moderate to intense walking. Take that, mom. [From: Joystiq]