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Karl Lagerfeld to create fragrance that smells of books - Fashion - Life & Style. According to the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), Lagerfeld - who is known for his love of books and says he stocks more than 300,000 of them in his famous personal library - is already working on the fragrance with his publisher of choice, Steidl, which distributes most of the designer's photography books.

Karl Lagerfeld to create fragrance that smells of books - Fashion - Life & Style

FAZ reports that Paper Passion, which will be sold inside a hardcover book with the pages hollowed out to hold the flacon, will be developed with Berlin perfumer Geza Schön, who told the paper that "the fragrance will have a fatty note," probably along the lines of linoleum, and that he was taking his inspiration from the smell of printed and unprinted paper. For those who can't wait until the perfume comes out, there are several paper-inspired fragrances already on the market, including Demeter's Paperback, Zadig & Voltaire's Tome 1, or Hammam Bouquet by Penhaligons. Tinted Windows that Generate Electricity. Light power: A flexible, lightweight solar panel from Heliatek.

Tinted Windows that Generate Electricity

A startup in Germany has developed a new kind of solar panel made of small, organic molecules deposited on polyester films. The technology is similar to what’s used for OLED displays for phones and flat-screen TVs. The panels are flexible, and far lighter than conventional solar panels, yet in some locations—particularly where it’s hot or cloudy—they can generate just as much electricity as a conventional solar panel. Heliatek, based in Dresden, is funded by Bosch, BASF, and others, and has raised 28 million euros so far. Néo-luddites de tous les pays…

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L'imprimante de chocolats Choc Edge est en pré-commandes. The rise of e-reading. Released: April 4, 2012 21% of Americans have read an e-book.

The rise of e-reading

The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them. By Lee Rainie, Kathryn Zickuhr, Kristen Purcell, Mary Madden and Joanna Brenner. Asus décline le ZenBook rose en édition limitée PC Portable/Netbook intel Ultrabook UX21 Zenbook. Microsoft Cracks List of Top Linux Contributors. The Linux Foundation has released its annual report on the top contributors to Linus Torvalds’s open source operating system, and there’s a new name on the list: Microsoft.

Microsoft Cracks List of Top Linux Contributors

For years, Microsoft kept its distance from the open source movement, and at one point, CEO Steve Ballmer referred to Linux as a cancer, seeing the open source OS as a threat to Microsoft’s Windows operating system and other proprietary tools built by the Redmond software giant. But in recent years, the company has come to realize that it needs the open source community on its side. And in some cases, Microsoft is actually contributing to high-profile open source projects, including Hadoop, Samba, and, yes, the grandaddy of the all: Linux. The Market Curve: The Life Cycle Of New Technology Markets. Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Doug Pepper, who is a General Partner at InterWest Partners where he invests in SaaS, mobile, consumer Internet and digital media companies.

The Market Curve: The Life Cycle Of New Technology Markets

He blogs at dougpepper.blogspot.com. Everyone expects startups, even successful ones, to undergo a cycle of hype, disappointment and ultimately growth on the way to a sustainable business.