Every entering freshman at Duke University, that is. According to the university, each of the 1650 members of the class will receive a brand new iPod, preloaded with all sorts of useful campus information.
Even better, Duke has set up a special "store", allowing students to download course content, language lessons, and other audio goodies.
When I was at NeXT, we thought we were making computers for higher education. What a difference 15 years can make!
Samsung has announced it will begin shipping its SPH-S2300 in the Korean market, following approval by Korean operators. The SPH-S2300 includes a 3.2 Megapixel camera, with 3X Linear Zoom, making it the first phonecam to include Linear Zoom, as well as a camera flash.
Samsung gets my Best of Both Worlds award for the industrial design: One side looks like a camera, the other like a phone.
See DC Views for a more detailed review, together with an amusingly unsuccessful machine translation of Samsung's Korean press release.
I'm so excited to see Robert Greenwald's Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism. As described in yesterday's NY Times story, Outfoxed is a "guerrilla documentary" that convincingly demonstrates the right-wing bias of Fox News and its owner, Rupert Murdoch.
Greenwald's unorthodox production method is quite controversial. He recorded nearly six months of Fox News broadcast, then sequenced and edited them to make his argument. His claim is that this constitutes Fair Use under the copyright laws, but no one will be surprised if Fox sues Greenwald. Fortunately, he's had legal assistance from Larry Lessig and Chris Sprigman.
You can buy the DVD for $9.95 from Amazon or the Outfoxed site. They also have a number of video clips you can download (here's the torrent).
Updates: See this story on Editor & Publisher, to see Fox' response. Also, MoveOn.org is organizing house parties around the country for viewing the film. You can find one near you here.