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According to data published on the website Boy Genius Report, which refer to several resources in which they have confidence, supposedly the new HD models of Kindlea Fire, whose issuance is expected later this year, will be three times faster than the currently available version.

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Thursday, 04 July 2013 14:25

Google Reader officially shut down


Google does not like RSS. The reasons can speculate, but one of the most likely ones is that by reading the articles in this way user can avoid commercials. Officially, the company claimed that the reason for shutting down Reader is decreased use of the service. Whatever the reasons lay behind this decision, according to many, the best RSS reader ever found found his spot on the "spring cleaning" list.

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Wednesday, 12 June 2013 20:28

1.7 billion smart connected devices in 2014


According to IDC's estimates, next year 1.7 billion "smart connected devices" should be supplied, of which around billion will go to emerging markets. The smart connected devices is IDC name for "smart" mobile phones, tablets and PCs, and most deliveries are expected in China, India, Brazil and Russia. Just these four markets are expected to supply about 662 million units, worth more than 206 billion dollars.

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Monday, 20 May 2013 19:33

Barnes&Noble upgrades the Nook readers


Owners of Barnes&Noble e-books can soon expect a software upgrades that should significantly extends the functionality of the device. The upgrade will be available early next month, and they refer to readers Nook Simple Touch and Simple Touch with Glowlight.

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Monday, 29 October 2012 20:21

Amazon: Our Kindle is better!


Amazon has decided to use their position as the world's largest on-line store, in an effort to draw attention to their device, or better yet, to dissuade people from the competition. Thus visitors to their home page are treated to a very "subtle" statement that the Kindle Fire HD offers "a lot more for a lot less money." The screenshot of Amazon's Web site makes it all clear. Kindle's manufacturer points out that Fire HD has an HD screen with 30% more pixels than the iPad mini and also higher pixel density (216 to 163 PPI).

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The Paperwhite has become a real hit in the ebook market and both the improved contrast and front lit display are looking like great improvements, but Amazon wanted to familiarize their buyers with the limitations it has so they posted a disclaimer about it. They concentrated on three features that differ from the previous version so users can be aware of what they are getting with the new device in the Kindle family. Firstly they stated that “Kindle Paperwhite does not have audio or Text-to-Speech.” This appears to be part of price it had to pay to be smaller and lighter than it would be with that feature.

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Saturday, 06 October 2012 08:53

Microsoft joins Barnes & Noble

hi-barnesnobleAs the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 launch is rapidly approaching, Microsoft is trying to get as many partners as possible before it. This came in quite handy for Barnes & Noble as their biggest rival Amazon just launched the Kindle Paperwhite and sold the most units in the history of the Kindle family. Now Microsoft and B&N announced their partnership that will result in new subsidiary called NOOK MEDIA LLC. The book will be a joint venture of Barnes & Noble's NOOK Digital and College Business and the Microsoft Investment to Advanced Digital Reading Experience group.

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Friday, 24 August 2012 14:06

New Kindle to arrive on 6th of September


Amazon has joined the club of companies that reserved September for their big events. They sent invitations to newspapers for their press conference that will take place at Santa Monica, California, however no further details were provided. As usual, this created a bunch of rumors, and most believable are those about Amazon launching a new Kindle Fire, or even several different models of it. Beside that, there could be e-book readers based on e-ink with integrated illumination.

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untitledAs you might have noticed we have been following Windows 8 and all of the expected and unexpected features and pitfalls that it might bring to the market. So far we have found that the core of the OS appears to be pretty solid and while there is plenty of room for improvement, even the consumer preview version of the OS could be used as-is. Now this is great, but it is important to remember that Windows 8 is a split personality OS. Microsoft is trying to bridge two very different markets with a single product; Windows 8 for the x86/64 PC and Windows 8 on ARM (called Windows RT).

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