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General Motors and Segway have teamed up on Project PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility), a two-wheeled city vehicle capable of reaching speeds up to 35 miles per hour, and going 35 miles on a single charge at a cost of 35 cents per charge. (http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/04/07/gm-and-segway-announce-two-wheeled-urban-transport-vehicle 4/7)


Some 250 readers of the Kindle are using Amazon.com‘s own book-tagging system to mark e-books priced more than $10 with the tag “9 99 boycott.” Their argument: A Kindle book is more restricted in its use than a paper book and therefore should not cost as much. (Iwantmedia 4/07, http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2009/04/kindle-readers.html 4/6)


The Sony compact HDR-TG5V, due out in May for a recommended price of $1,000, will come equipped with GPS capabilities and mapping software allowing tagging and geographic sorting of stored footage. (Cynopsis 4/7)

New York and New Jersey PATH train riders are getting information, news and entertainment courtesy of NBC Universal‘s NBC Everywhere arm and transit partners. Digital screens in train stations and trains will offer local news, weather, lifestyle and entertainment clips. (Iwantmedia 4/07, http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3iff50ba6951560a30f6b7af52e5d298b6 4/6)

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