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More Peripherals Opinion

  • Opinion: Front-Lit Amazon Kindle to Debut in July?

    Rumors of Kindle upgrades are a dime a dozen, and many aren't from the most reputable of sources. But one new report sounds quite likely: Amazon will launch a front-lit version of its Kindle eReader in July, and a new model of its Kindle Fire color tablet closer to the holiday season, Reuters reports.

  • Opinion: Disney Technology Turns Everything into a Touch Device

    You're already used to touch-enabled PCs, tablets, and smartphones, but eventually almost everything in your house could have a touch sensor, including doorknobs, cereal bowls, sofas, water, and even your own body. That's a reality scientists at Disney Research in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- part of the Walt Disney Company's commercial research arm -- are working toward with a new touch and gesture recognition platform called Touché.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy S III: Watch Live Video Feed of the Announcement

    The hotly anticipated next generation Samsung Galaxy phone will make its debut today at 11 AM PT/2 PM ET in London. Not in the UK? No worries, you can watch the announcement unfold on a livestream hosted on Samsung Mobile’s Facebook page. PCWorld’s sibling publication from across the pond, PC Advisor, is at the event and will have a live blog hosted on PCWorld.

  • 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: Technology defies the law of diminishing returns

    One day while observing a lady next to me on her iPad, I noticed how this person was literally condensing an exercise that would normally require a happy shopper all day to complete within a period of 30 minutes at most. This person had within a blur of swipes and prods completed the purchase of at least eight items of clothing and accessories all from different well-known brands and all delivered to the doorstep within the week.

  • 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: Meet Solidoodle, the First Sub-$500 3D Printer

    We've seen some pretty cool 3D-printing projects--everything from tech that lets you print your own prescription drugs to a freaking 3D-printed dinosaur. The only problem is that most of us don't have a 3D fabricator because of that steep $1000-plus price tag that usually comes with one.

  • Opinion: First Netgear 802.11ac Router Coming in May

    Netgear is officially the first networking company with an 802.11ac Wi-Fi router, the company announced Thursday. The R6300, which will debut in May, will reportedly run up to 1.3Gbps on the 5GHz band, which makes it (theoretically) more than twice as fast as current 802.11n routers.

  • 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: 3D Printer Lets You Print Your Own Prescription

    Earlier this year, GeekTech brought you news of how 3D printing could be used to create new human body parts. Now, the magic of three dimensional printing is being put to use in another area of medicine: drugs.

  • 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: Quickly print files from within the Finder

    Reader Warren Lane seeks a way to quickly print his documents. He writes:

  • Opinion: Philips ErgoSensor Monitor Nags at You for Slouching

    You probably spend a considerable amount of time in front of a computer screen, watching cat videos and reading awesome articles on Geek Tech. But like most of us, you probably don't think a whole lot about the way you're sitting in front of your monitor.

  • 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: 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.

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