Kobo’s newest e-reader leaks, photos show Aura-inspired design – Kobo has a new e-ink reader coming. According to Engadget the battery power is 50% more powerful and the design is similar to the Aura HD which has a kind of V shaped back which makes it comfortable for holding but not so great in the purse.
iPad Sales Dropped in Q3, Apple is Going Bankrupt, End of Western Civilization to Follow – Because of competition from the Android sector, mostly Samsung, Apple’s tablet sales are declining. In one of its worst quarters in recent memory, Apple reported selling only 14.4 million iPads in quarter 3 versus 17 million last year. Apple’s measly profit was $6.9 billion. But the reduction in dominance might mean we are going to see some new products this September instead of just updated existing products. (I’d like to see an iPad Mini with Retina. Nate wants to see the Maxi Pad – yes, I intentionally left off the “i”). The Digital Reader
Postal Service moving away from at-your-door delivery – Darrel Issa, a leading House Republican, is seeking to end door to door delivery of mail. Instead, it wants neighborhoods to adopt cluster boxes or centralized locations where residents can stop and pick up their mail. The USPS is struggling financially and this would shave over 50% off of delivery costs.
It costs $353 per stop for a delivery in most American cities, taking into account such things as salaries and cost of transport. By contrast, curbside mail box delivery costs $224, while cluster boxes cost $160, according to a report from the Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General. “ CNN Money
Michael Douglas’ Throat Cancer Not Really Caused By Oral Sex, Rep Says (UPDATED) – Long time romance reader Preeti sent this article to me with the question of whether I’d seen any books featuring characters using prophylactics during oral sex. Rarely. The only one in recent memory was “Escorted” by Claire Kent. The hero was a prostitute and he used dental dams.
Michael Douglas has a throat cancer and he initially said that it was due to the human papillomavirus (HPV) that can be passed through cunnilingus. A spokesperson followed up and said that Douglas was only talking about the possibilities of HPV being based through oral sex, not that he’d contracted it that way.
Given some authorial resistance to condoms, I can’t see a host of people writing in the use of dental dams during oral sex or even condoms during blowjobs but that is the most responsible sex a person can have outside of abstaining. But then that’s not really responsible sex at all because you’re missing the, well, sex part. But all these alphahole manwhores ought to wrap it up.