Personally I’m used to updating software. Pretty much every week one or another piece of software on my PC updates – be it Windows itself, the antivirus, iTunes or whatever. I’ve subconsciously come to expect the same from Kindle. And at first Kindle firmware did update quite frequently:
February 23 (day zero) – Kindle 2 is released
Entourage is not a very well known company. In fact, if you go to their website, you will see that they have only one product there. But this one product is quite something. It is called the eDGe and it is at once a netbook and an eBook reader. The idea is simple and hence […]
I’ve create Unicode Font Hack that also works on Kindle 2 International. I’ve also reorganized the files to minimize download times. Each device/font combination can now be downloaded as separate file. That file would contain only update binaries. Source code for all binaries can be downloaded separately. I’ve updated the hack page accordingly. You can […]
When I was first working on Unicode Font Hack for Kindle 2 I bricked mine by messing up the fonts configuration. This prevented Java GUI from starting up so I had to way to install an update that would reverse the change.
While this hack will not fix your already bricked Kindle it will give you […]
I was quite close to publishing similar findings myself but Jean-Yves Avenard beat me to it. It is now possible to create custom updates for International Kindle that runs firmware 2.2.* Fortunately there is no need for hardware changes…
A little background information first. A while back Igor Skochinsky found serial console connector on Kindle 1 […]
The Lenovo IdeaPad s12 is a popular netbook model. It had the right balance between power and elegance and it was priced correctly as well. But the one thing that held it back was the same thing that held all the other netbooks back – the complete and utter lack of graphics prower.
Thankfully, that changed […]
Windows 7 is here and that has caused every PC company to upgrade their products to Windows 7. Compared to Vista, Windows 7 has been doing phenomenally well in the netbook sector and that has everything to do with the fact that Windows 7 starter was designed specifically to run on low-powered devices.
In fact, the […]
Asus has been known as the company who put the ‘netbook’ into the consumers’ hands. They almost single-handedly created this extremely popular segment. And now they are trying to upgrade and adapt fast, as the market remains depressed and volatile.
The Eee PC 1005HA has been, one of the most successful netbooks in the market. It […]
If you were wondering why there were no posts lately – I’ve been busy trying to come up with a way to install Unicode Font Hack on Kindle 2 International. Rather than ordering ready-made USB-RS232-TTL converter I’ve decided to have some fun with little hardware project and create one myself.
Unfortunately I’ve short-circuited something within Kindle […]
Not content with only third party manufacturers making devices with their open source OS platforms, Google is rumored to be planning to bring out their own line of branded phones and netbooks.
This has been spreading as a rumor from a blogger who cites unknown sources within Google claiming this to be one of the major […]