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Amazon quietly discontinues the Kindle Touch, urges customers to choose new Paperwhite model

Get beautiful email and SMS preview popups on your BlackBerry with Super Popup

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If you're like me, you want to see your email and SMS right as it comes into your device without having to go into the repsective app. For that, Super Popup is my new hero. The new app from ShaoSoft allows you to set a popup for email and...
Get beautiful email and SMS preview popups on your BlackBerry with Super Popup

Review: Amazon's New Kindle Is The Best E-Reader You Can Buy (AMZN)

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E-readers have been around long enough now that they've been nearly perfected by now, but the number one complaint has always been they're useless in the dark. Tablets have helped, but they're often too bulky or overpowered for someone who just wants to read. Barnes & Noble tried to solve...
Review: Amazon's New Kindle Is The Best E-Reader You Can Buy (AMZN)

Quantum dots help return 'Triluminos' RGB LED lighting to Sony HDTVs

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While 4K TVs are excellent, for the next couple of years most of us will still be selecting a 1080p model when we're out shopping, and now we've got a little more detail about some of the new ones Sony announced last week. After letting its "Triluminos" RGB LED...
Quantum dots help return 'Triluminos' RGB LED lighting to Sony HDTVs
Pebble raises record $10 million on KickStarter, sells 85,000 watches

The Kindle Paperwhite Is A Reader's Dream

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The e-reader arms race moves at a glacial pace. Barnes & Noble does one thing, Amazon follows. Amazon adds a feature and, slowly but surely, B&N adds the same thing. While the Kindle itself has been updated five times since 2008, it seems like it’s been around for decades and...
The Kindle Paperwhite Is A Reader's Dream
145-inch 8K plasma display announced by Panasonic and NHK

The Updated Nook HD+ Is Still Fighting The Tablet Wars

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The Nook HD+ came out last December to mixed reviews. The device had a great screen but problematic bugs caused laggy performance and low scores. The company has come out with an updated version and we took a look. The 9-inch Nook HD+ is a Retina-quality tablet with a very...
The Updated Nook HD+ Is Still Fighting The Tablet Wars

Here Is A Sneak Peek At Amazon's Newest Kindle (AMZN)

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Amazon is set to debut a new Kindle product line next week. Images of what appears to be the new Kindle Fire leaked yesterday, and today we got our first look at the Kindle. The key feature: 'Paperwhite,' a new technology that improves the display's readability in various lighting conditions. The...
Here Is A Sneak Peek At Amazon's Newest Kindle (AMZN)

Here It Is: Google’s Kick-Ass Chrome Speed Test Video

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Yesterday, we noted that with its newest release of Chrome, Google wanted to show us how fast it is rather than just tell us how fast it is. To do that, they made a Rube Goldberg-ian video showing how fast web pages load in Chrome. Yesterday, we got the making...
Here It Is: Google’s Kick-Ass Chrome Speed Test Video

Hands-on with the PowerA's Moga Pro

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Perhaps the form factor of PowerA's previous Moga -- a Bluetooth-enabled Android game controller -- was too mobile for you? PowerA's got you covered, showing off its full controller-sized Moga Pro this week at CES 2013. The differences from Moga's previous iteration are clear and many: a rechargeable battery...
Hands-on with the PowerA's Moga Pro

HP Labs builds a glasses-free, portable 3D display with wide viewing angles (video)

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Typical attempts at a glasses-free 3D display have trouble with viewing angles; we're all too familiar with having to sit in a sweet spot to get the effect. HP Labs might have just solved this last problem with a prototype 3D LCD that would better accommodate the real world....
HP Labs builds a glasses-free, portable 3D display with wide viewing angles (video)

Apple’s new iPad uses SHA to boost resolution. What the heck does that mean?

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The iPad 3′s QXGA resolution and quad-graphics-core A5X SoC have had the tech industry buzzing for the past week. One of the most common questions everyone is asking has been how Apple managed to pack a 2048×1536 display into a 9.7-inch form factor without killing battery life or jacking up...
Apple’s new iPad uses SHA to boost resolution. What the heck does that mean?

Assertive Display tech demoed on iPad at IFA- intelligently adjusts pixels in realtime to make content viewable in sunlight

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As part the International keynote presentations at IFA this year, AMD VP and president of the HSA foundation, Phil Rogers, took the stage to give an update on the current state of the not-for-profit alliance. For those of you unfamiliar with the foundation, HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture), is described...
Assertive Display tech demoed on iPad at IFA- intelligently adjusts pixels in realtime to make content viewable in sunlight
Meet The Entirely E-Ink 3G Smartphone That Could Cost As Little As A Dumbphone
Amazon Kindle paperwhite hands-on
Sony's New MacBook Air-Wannabe is 'Extremely Thin And Light'

Amazon's next Kindle e-reader will have a "Paperwhite" backlit display

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Ever since Barnes & Noble debuted its backlit Nook e-reader, all eyes have been on Amazon for its upgraded Kindle. Now it looks like Amazon’s backlit e-reader has been leaked, ahead of the company’s media event next week. The Verge has gotten its hands on a series of images...
Amazon's next Kindle e-reader will have a "Paperwhite" backlit display

HP intros 23-inch 2311xi IPS LED monitor in China

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At its press event in China, HP showed off an upcoming HD monitor, the 23-inch 2311xi. It uses In-Plane Switching technology for the LED backlight to make the colors sharper and the viewing angles wider. Connections are generous and include a VGA, DVI-D and HDCP-compliant HDMI inputs.......
HP intros 23-inch 2311xi IPS LED monitor in China

MagicScroll for Chrome lets you read every Web page like a book

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MagicScroll for Chrome wants to transform the way you read online. Typically, you’ll navigate a Web page by using the vertical scroll bar, the scroll wheel on your mouse or perhaps the arrow buttons on your keyboard. But the MagicScroll Web reader transforms each page into a book-like interface, making...
MagicScroll for Chrome lets you read every Web page like a book

Arduino-based SocialChatter reads your Twitter feeds so you don't have to (video)

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If you prefer reading your RSS feeds without the backlight, there's hardware for that, and if you'd prefer not reading your Twitter feeds at all, there's now hardware for that as well. Mix an Arduino Ethernet board, an Emic 2 Text-To-Speech Module and the knowhow to put them together,...
Arduino-based SocialChatter reads your Twitter feeds so you don't have to (video)
Sharp's IGZO displays on display at IFA Berlin: better touch sensitivity, smaller bezels [Gallery/Video]

Microsoft patent application would automatically disinfect grimy touchscreens (update: related tech)

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We've all seen that touchscreen device in the store that's covered with fingerprints (and possibly contagions) from curious shoppers. While it's unlikely that we'll get sick from all that touching, Microsoft is trying for a patent that would set our minds at ease. The method would send ultraviolet light...
Microsoft patent application would automatically disinfect grimy touchscreens (update: related tech)
iPad 5 may be slimmer & lighter thanks to backlighting & touchscreen improvements

3M and Nanosys team-up to roll out quantum dot-enhanced LCDs

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Nanosys' eye-popping QDEF (Quantum Dot Enhancement Film) might be inching closer to a display near you. A new partnership with 3M aims to get the color-loving tech commercialized and into mainstream products. The film uses quantum dots to create an LCD with a wider color gamut -- apparently translating...
3M and Nanosys team-up to roll out quantum dot-enhanced LCDs

Amazon’s Kindle iOS app now ready for the new iPad’s Retina Display

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Amazon has released a major update to its Kindle iOS app today that will let it take advantage of the new iPad’s Retina Display, fixing an issue some reviewers brought up regarding blurry text on earlier versions of the app. The Kindle version 3.0 app for iOS also offers...
Amazon’s Kindle iOS app now ready for the new iPad’s Retina Display

Barnes & Noble’s new Nook with GlowLight in action (video)

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Barnes & Noble beat out Amazon and Sony today by delivering the first E-Ink device with a built-in light, the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight. It may seem like a minor victory, but for E-Ink fanatics the new Nook is a sign of things to come. I chatted with...
Barnes & Noble’s new Nook with GlowLight in action (video)
The 10 best Bluetooth keyboards for your Apple TV

Samsung Focus 2: More weight for Windows Phone?

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One of the first Windows Phones to hit the market was the original Samsung Focus. It’s the Windows Phone that I’ve used the most to test new apps and features. My biggest criticism is that it feels insubstantial in the hand — a lightweight piece of plastic, basically. Today AT&T...
Samsung Focus 2: More weight for Windows Phone?

Apple patents low-power, "always-on" mobile device status indicators

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a system in which the status of a portable device can be persistently displayed on-screen without having to turn on the display or primary backlight....
Apple patents low-power, "always-on" mobile device status indicators
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?