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First Universal Windows Apps Hit Windows Store

April 16th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Uncategorized → No Comments

WhenSkulls-of-the-Shogun_XBLA[1] Microsoft formally launched the latest Windows 8.1 update a few weeks ago, one of the more surprising announcements they made was the promise  that app developers would be able to develop apps which work on any Windows OS: WinPhone, Win8, or WinRT. And more importantly, consumers would be able to buy the apps once  and use them on all their Windows devices.
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Amazon Passes Apple, Hulu to Become Third Biggest Streaming Video Service in the US

April 8th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Uncategorized → 3 Comments

Amazon has qwilt1[1]never said just how many of their customers are signed up for the $99 a year Prime membership but it seems seems quite a few are streaming videos.
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How Would You Die in Game of Thrones?

April 7th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Uncategorized → No Comments

Here’s308341396473525269_14_Vulture_GoT_likegate_rev2 something fun to keep you busy while waiting for the next episode of Game of Thrones.

Whether it’s being flayed alive by the Boltons, strangled with your own small intestines, or stabled in the back by your own men, there are many interesting ways to die in Game of Thrones.
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New Report Suggests Wifi is Probably Not Frying Your Brain

April 5th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Uncategorized → No Comments

A new wi-fi[1]report from the Royal Society of Canada calls into question the ongoing urban legends about the possible harmful effects of Wifi.

The 165 page report was generated on behalf of Health Canada as part of that organization’s regular reconsideration of safety standards, and while it doesn’t contain any new data it does include a review of existing research.
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E-ink Signs New Screen Tech Licensing Deal

April 4th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Uncategorized → 1 Comment

E-ink is best W_1227585655[1]known for their award-winning epaper screen tech but that’s not that they do. E-ink’s Korean subsidiary, Hydis, is a leading screen tech developer and they just signed a new licensing deal with a Chinese screen manufacturer.
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Barnes & Noble Rolls Out New Update for the Nook Glowlight

March 31st, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, Barnes & Noble, Nook, software news, Uncategorized → 4 Comments

Pokingbarnes-noble-nook-glowlight-hand holes in the rumor that they fired their entire hardware staff, Barnes & Noble released a new update today for the Nook Glowlight, their latest ereader.

Readers can now enjoy a better shopping experience, improved search capabilities,, and the ability to redeem access codes on the device (this previously required the B&N website).
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Barnes & Noble Now Issuing Refunds for the eBooks Antitrust Settlement

March 26th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Uncategorized → 11 Comments

Amazon may6355360253_30e095425d_n[1] have been the first ebook retailer to issue a credit for ebooks purchased during the agency era but they’re not the only to do so.

B&N has also started sending out emails, notifying customers that they are now a member of the moneyed classes.
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How to Get Another Year of Amazon Prime for $79

March 13th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Uncategorized → 6 Comments

Amazon announcedgifting_landing_hero._V342263216_[1] today that they were increasing the cost of Amazon Prime membership to $99. How would you like to get another year of the service at the old $79 price?

Chances are if you’ve decided to keep Amazon Prime you think it’s one of the best deals in tech. I certainly do; the savings on shipping to APOs alone justified the expense for the past 2 years, and that’s why I was thrilled to learn of a way I can get another year of service at the old rate.
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Google Translate for Android Adds Support for 13 Additional Langauges

March 12th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Uncategorized → No Comments

Who’s google translateready for a new round of stump the app?

Google rolled out a new version of the Google Translate app on Wednesday. The app now supports handwriting recognition for a geographically diverse group of  13 additional languages, including Arabic and Persian as well as Indian dialects like Gujarati, Kannada, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu.

Continuing east,  the app also now recognizes Hmong and Cebuano. Bosnian, Maltese, Mongolian, and Somali round out the list.
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Intel Reportedly Buys Basis, One of the More Buzzworthy Wearables Startups

March 4th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Uncategorized → No Comments

Reportsbasis_model_270x378[1] are circulating this week that Intel has bought Basis, a maker of fitness wearables. There’s no confirmation from either Intel or Basis, but the reported price was somewhere between $100 million and $150 million.
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