Kindle browsing

The Kindle Touch 3G is the only new Kindle with 3G available and you won’t be able to access anything except the Kindle Store and Wikipedia with it.

My Kindle Keyboard has 3G and I’ve used it, in the case of flat-phone-battery-syndrome, when out and about, to send emails to my family to let them know where I am, that I’m goin to be late, and more. I’ve used it to go on Facebook, and to read Hacker News (via I think that yes, OK, it’s a shame that the absence of wikitravel means that this xkcd is no longer accurate, but the loss is greater than that – having such a cheap device with unfettered access to the internet is A Good Thing – I guess Amazon decided the bills just weren’t worth it.

What’s playing now on BBC 6music?

I don’t know how to add a link to the Amazon MP3 store for a given song. If I did then I would add that to and its purpose of letting me easily find out what song is currently playing and then buying it, would be complete.

As it is, it is merely a useful tool to be able to tell, pulling data from and twitter, what the current track being played on 6music is, and which show is playing it.

The BBC are the ones pushing the “now playing” data to but the name of the show comes from a robot built by Nigel Crawley. At no point does my code look at any of the BBC sites or services directly.

If only I could get the link to Amazon working then my sofa-based listening and purchasing experience would be complete.

The new model of buying music

My phone runs an app that idenitifies the song that is currently playing on the radio and an app to then buy and download that song, or the album it’s from. The two are seamlessly linked.

I am probably late to this, but listening to 6music whilst I have both Shazam and the Amazon mp3 store available to me means that, wherever I am, provided there’s not too much background noise, downloading a song that’s playing is about five presses of a touchscreen away.

This is not a good thing for my bank account but a bloody brilliant thing for those record execs looking to buy a new boat.