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  • Opinion: Barnes & Noble Deal Signals New Microsoft Savvy

    Microsoft's new found friendship with Barnes & Noble reveals that the Redmond brain trust may finally be wrapping its mind around the dynamics of the mobile market.

  • Opinion: Nook Simple Touch and Color E-Reader Prices Slashed for Mother's Day

    Barnes & Noble is dropping its Nook e-reader prices for a limited period leading up to Mother's Day, May 13 for its Nook Simple Touch and Nook Color. The price drops come on the heels of news that B&N will take a $300 million investment from Microsoft to do battle against Amazon and Apple and craft a Nook app for Windows 8.

  • Opinion: Microsoft and Barnes & Noble Create E-Book Partnership

    Microsoft and Barnes & Noble announced Monday that the companies are joining forces to bolster the Nook's competitive edge against Amazon's Kindle and Apple's iBooks platforms. One of the first benefits of the new agreement will be a Metro-style Nook e-reader app for Windows 8 that will be available to users in the U.S. and internationally.

  • Opinion: Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight Ships Early

    When Barnes & Noble first announced its latest e-reader, the Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight, the company indicated it would ship the e-reader in early May. Well, scratch that--the company began shipping the GlowLight e-reader this week to pre-orders. The e-reader is still expected to be for sale in stores starting in early May.

  • Opinion: The New Kindle Touch Upgrade: How to Get It Now

    Amazon plans over the next few weeks to roll out a software upgrade for its Kindle Touch e-reader that includes several useful enhancements via Wi-Fi. But why wait?

  • Opinion: Nook Touch with Front-Lit Display May Be Coming Soon

    Barnes & Noble's next Nook eReader may solve the problem of reading in the dark (or rather, not) on an e-ink screen.

  • Opinion: Some Publishers Quickly Settle E-book Price-Fixing Lawsuit

    Within hours of an anti-trust lawsuit filed against some of the largest trade book publishers in the United States and Apple for fixing the prices on e-books, three of publishers have settled their involvement in the case with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

  • Opinion: Kindle Rumors Hint at Major Upgrade in the Works

    Will the next generation of Amazon's Kindle eReaders feature a dramatic innovation, possibly a color or lighted display? Recent rumors suggest significant changes are coming for the venerable e-reader, which currently has an e-ink display without backlighting or color.

  • Opinion: Report: E-Reading Soars, Shift from Print to E-Books Continues

    Over one-fifth of Americans have read an e-book, ebook ownership is way up after the 2011 holiday shopping season, and one-third of people who read e-books now say they spend more time reading in general, a topically broad-ranging study on e-reading habits by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found.

  • Opinion: Why can't you give a Kindle book as a gift?

    The Kindle has revolutionised the humble book, so it's odd that such a basic facility as sending an eBook as a gift remains unavailable.

  • Opinion: LG to Mass-Produce Its First Flexible E-Ink Display--For Real This Time

    We've regularly covered flexible e-ink or e-paper display technology here at GeekTech, mostly as demos that never amount to a real product. But now, LG has announced that it has begun to mass-produce its first-ever flexible plastic e-ink display, which should arrive in Europe by the beginning of next month.

  • Opinion: Researchers Develop a Vibrating Steering Wheel to Replace Your GPS

    When you're feel your steering wheel vibrate, It's usually because you are experiencing some frightening wheel-wobble in a real car or you are getting your money's worth from that force-feedback wheel you bought for Gran Turismo.

  • Opinion: Portable computing: Welcome to the future

    Tablets, ultrabooks, Windows 8... the portable connected computer of the future is here. And it's brilliant for watching the telly.

  • Opinion: Why Apple Should Pair the iPod Nano with the iPhone

    Apple has made some significant progress breaking down corporate walls and establishing iOS mobile devices like the iPhone, iPad, and even Mac OS X as viable business platforms. One Apple device that isn't generally thought of as a business tool at all, though, is the iPod. But, with a few tweaks the iPod Nano could be a much more capable device.

  • Opinion: Apple's Alleged E-book Price Fixing: What You Need To Know

    The Justice Department has thrown a wet blanket on Apple's iPad announcement week, warning Apple and the five biggest publishers that it will sue them for e-book pricing collusion. The threat has been on the horizon for months, but today's news was the first formal statement from the government.

  • Opinion: Report: eReader Sales Down -- Way Down

    Place Amazon's Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire side by side. Which display looks more dynamic and compelling?

  • Opinion: Barnes & Noble Launches $199 Nook Tablet, Relaxes Storage Restrictions

    Barnes & Noble has released a $199 Nook Tablet with 8 GB of storage to better compete with Amazon's Kindle Fire.

  • Opinion: Wanted: A Camera for Kindle Fire

    Persistent gossip suggests that Amazon will launch two Kindle Fire models this year: a new 7-inch model and a larger 9-inch device, the latter presumably designed to compete head-to-head with Apple's iPad, which has a 9.7-inch display.

  • Opinion: Barnes & Noble Nook Now Free -- Sort Of

    Does the eReader yearn to be free? For some time now, pundits have predicted a select group of eReaders and tablets would soon become loss-leader specials: tech gadgets provided at little or no up-front cost to consumers, who in turn must purchase a digital media subscription of some sort.

  • Opinion: Voice Controlled Apps Interface With Ford Vehicles

    Apps are on everyone’s mind at this year’s CES and Ford is no different. The Detroit car giant paired up with INRIX, a leading provider of traffic information, to create a new version of their SYNC Destinations app.



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