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Trim Your Turf: Geek Style

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Trim Your Turf: Geek Style is a post from Chris PirilloIt’s a well-known fact that I love to collect wacky gadgets and gizmos. I seem to have a fetish for furniture and decor that reflects who I am, which I proudly display in nearly every room of my home.A few...
Trim Your Turf: Geek Style
Paper Or Plastic?

Rdio brings over 18 million songs to all Barnes & Noble's Nook tablets, partners with The Echo Nest

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Rdio today announced that its more than 18 million songs are now available on all Nook tablets, including the new HD and HD+. You can download Rdio for Nook now via the Barnes and Noble NOOK App Store and the official Google Play Store. As you’ve probably already guessed, yes,...
Rdio brings over 18 million songs to all Barnes & Noble's Nook tablets, partners with The Echo Nest

Broadband Has Turned Our Homes Into Glass Houses

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We’re adding broadband connections to our televisions, our phones, our reading devices and our game consoles these days, to the point that we expect such connections in almost everything we own. But while connectivity is awesome 90 percent of the time, it’s also scary because it can turn what were...
Broadband Has Turned Our Homes Into Glass Houses
Media Rorschach: It's in the footnotes

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
What digital music services can learn from Wham! and Starbucks

Leap: Better Living Through Scavenger Hunts

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Do you ever wish you were more… I don’t know… awesome? Wish you remembered to hit the gym more often, or floss your teeth daily, or to call your mom once a week to say hello? Don’t worry. Me too. We can do it together. Well, we’d each floss...
Leap: Better Living Through Scavenger Hunts

Is it time to leave Facebook?

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Amid plans for a $10bn share offering, the social networking giant has come under fire for its controversial 'Timeline' feature. Two Observer writers discuss the merits of logging off for goodJames Silver, writer and journalist I could blame it on the launch of Timeline (Facebook's now mandatory reboot of users'...
Is it time to leave Facebook?
TabTale blends the technical with the creative to turn children's books into profits

iPad mini will ignore accidental touches near the bezel

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The Next Web points to an interesting tidbit on Apple’s iPad mini design page that discusses changes made to iOS in order to compensate for the smaller display of the iPad mini. Rethinking the screen meant we also had to rethink the software behind it. iPad mini intelligently recognizes whether your thumb...
iPad mini will ignore accidental touches near the bezel
Madefire Reinvents Comics For The iPad, Signs Up True Ventures And Watchmen Artist Dave Gibbons
In This 1995 Column, A Newsweek Writer Says Internet Hype Is 'Baloney'

Updated Kindle iOS App Appears Just In Time For The New iPad

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For all the cool things an iPad can coaxed into doing, I find myself using mine to read more than anything else (rewatching old episodes of Doctor Who on Netflix is a close second). I’ve been begun to use it more than my trusty Kindle, and thanks to the timely...
Updated Kindle iOS App Appears Just In Time For The New iPad

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight review

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Odds are, if I'm reading a book I'm doing it in bed. At night. In the dark. That's not so great for ebook readers, which (like a paper book) require a light in order to be seen. I've been asking ebook manufacturers why they wouldn't add lights to their...
Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight review

Can Booktrack make ebooks sensuous?

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A soundtrack to digital texts claims to 'enhance the e-reading experience', but how will my latest novel, Silver, fare with sound effects?We sometimes forget it, but reading a book in the old-fashioned way (holding an object made of different thicknesses of paper, most of which are covered in words) is...
Can Booktrack make ebooks sensuous?

The Retina MacBook Pro and Apple as Innovator

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When I was growing up, I didn’t have a television. I read books instead. A lot of books. But I never felt left out of TV, because as I read, the book would disappear and the pictures would come alive in my mind in full living color. Eventually, I would...
The Retina MacBook Pro and Apple as Innovator

Is Your iPad Keeping You Awake?

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Is Your iPad Keeping You Awake? is a post from Chris PirilloJ.D. Moyer is a sleep-deprived native of California. He had read somewhere that strong light – including that coming from an electronic device screen – can reset your internal sleep clock. He decided to conduct an experiment based on...
Is Your iPad Keeping You Awake?
Book Buyers, Beware
Madefire brings motion comics to iPhone and iPod touch

Social dating service Badoo launches an iPad app for its 172 million users

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London-based social network Badoo has finally released its iPad app, adding tablets to its list of devices that the service can be accessed on. In doing so, the company says that it helps move it closer towards its goal of connecting “people around the world for flirting, dating and making new...
Social dating service Badoo launches an iPad app for its 172 million users

[Poll] What Are the Best Features of a 7-inch Tablet?

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A man wearing a sports coat. A woman with a small purse. A doctor with a lab coat. What do all of these people have in common? They all have places where a 7-inch tablet would fit perfectly. With Google releasing the Nexus 7 and Apple rumored to be coming...
[Poll] What Are the Best Features of a 7-inch Tablet?
The iPad isn’t a PC — but it’s trying hard to behave like one

Turn Your iPad Into a Bookshelf

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Turn Your iPad Into a Bookshelf is a post from Chris PirilloThe iBook app is a free download, and does something that I think is pretty cool. When opened on your iPad, a bookshelf will appear. They built the app in a way that truly makes your book collection appear...
Turn Your iPad Into a Bookshelf
Apple gets ‘Samsunged’ again, this time by Amazon [video]

Eye-Tracking Tablets And The Promise of Text 2.0

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The best thing about reading a book on a tablet (so far) is how closely it approximates reading a “real” book — which is why the Kindle’s screen is matte like paper rather than luminescent like a laptop. Some (not all) fear for the demise of real reading and...
Eye-Tracking Tablets And The Promise of Text 2.0

Are Books Printed With Disappearing Ink Really The Best Way To Make People Read Them?

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As Techdirt has noted, the main threat to artists is not piracy, but obscurity -- the fact that few know they are creating interesting stuff. As passive consumers increasingly become creators themselves, and the competition increases, that's even more of an issue. For writers, there's a double problem: not only...
Are Books Printed With Disappearing Ink Really The Best Way To Make People Read Them?

Google's New Nexus 10 Tablet Commercial Focuses On Its Multiple Account Feature, And That's An Advantage

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Google has been on a bit of a roll with its commercials lately, especially for its gadgets. Today, the company unleashed its latest commercial for the Nexus 10, its iPad killer competitor. The video tells the story of a couple who has just found out that they’re having a baby...
Google's New Nexus 10 Tablet Commercial Focuses On Its Multiple Account Feature, And That's An Advantage
Hitching a ride with BMW: Rhapsody, Audible join Glympse

The False Novelty of Making Reading 'Social'

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Reading has always had a social dimension, but the promise of new reading services lies in something we don't yet have a name for. We're told that services like Findings and Readmill "make reading social." Both sites encourage members to post quotations from what they're reading to share with other...
The False Novelty of Making Reading 'Social'
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