Little Printer to begin shipping in 60 days in limited numbers
BERG's RSS feed-printing Little Printer that was introduced back in November has now been put up for pre-order. The printer can also pull updates from Foursquare and Google as well as produce task lists, location updates, and direct messages from friends. The printer will cost $259 plus shipping and will begin arriving in customers' hands in about 60 days, though this will be a limited production cycle. A full-blown run will follow in the following weeks.
PopSci iPad app shows off new format
Bonnier today made good on its promise to deliver the Mag+ magazine format to tablets by launching + for the iPad ($5, App Store). The app shares a common platform with a very visual but simple layout: horizontal swipes switch between articles, and the vertical is used for text within that article. Multi-touch is used for two-finger swipes through sections or to bring up a drawer for quick access to content.
Mag Plus concept made for touch, sharing
Popular Science publisher Bonnier and the design group Berg today showed Mag+, a new magazine concept designed for an expected wave of tablets from Apple and others (video below). The approach would take advantage of both a touchscreen and an Internet connection to provide a more modern experience: articles would be continuous scrolls rather than pages and would need only a swipe to one side to change articles entirely.