Geek deals: $30 for Freedom USB stick with free 4G data | Deals | Geek.com

Geek deals: $30 for Freedom USB stick with free 4G data | Deals | Geek.com

Ever wanted free, low cost mobile connectivity for your laptop? FreedomPop is currently offering a huge savings on their certified pre-owned Freedom Stick U600, bundling it with a free Premium Plan trial and shipping it to your door for just $30. As always with FreedomPop, if you never want to pay another cent for internet access after you order you don’t have to, potentially resulting in big savings compared to your current hotspot or internet plan.

Ultrathin rewritable LCD can display an image without power for years | Chips | Geek.com

Ultrathin rewritable LCD can display an image without power for years | Chips | Geek.com

The LCD TVs we all use today are very efficient, especially since LED backlighting was introduced. However, they don’t come anywhere near the efficiency of E Ink displays, which can continue to display a static image without requiring any power to do so. However, a research team at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has managed to combine the best of both and developed an LCD screen that retains an image when the power is turned off for several years.

The Vatican is digitizing thousands of its rarest texts | News | Geek.com

The Vatican is digitizing thousands of its rarest texts | News | Geek.com

Talk about long overdue. The Vatican, which maintains one of the oldest, most comprehensive, and most well preserved collections of ancient texts in the world, is finally turning to technology. And far from simply being the appeasement of a liberal Pope, this initiative could actually bring with it the most traditional teachings of the Catholic Church — and a whole lot of secular history, too. I don’t care what you think of religion (really, I don’t), if you don’t think this story is interesting then you are simply boring. The Vatican is about to start digitizing tens of thousands of the rarest and most impactful books in human history.