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Swedish Startup Develops a Way for you to Pay for Your Next Book with Jazz Hands

April 14th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · hardware news, video → 1 Comment

Buying quixter[1]stuff in stores is now as simple as waving an NFC chip at a register, but in the near future even that might be dispensed with.

A Swedish startup called Quixter has come up with a new way for customers to buy stuff in stores, and it is truly as simple as placing your hand over a sensor. (Technically not jazz hands, but I’m still punch drunk from doing my taxes and I thought it was a funny image.)
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Why the Kindle Smartphone Might Need 6 Cameras, Part One

April 12th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Smartphone, video → 11 Comments

Yesterday the neonote ir touch smartphoneWSJ reported a new rumor that Amazon was going to launch a smartphone some time this year, with the most likely launch date falling in June.

Few solid hardware details were known about the device, but the WSJ rumor happened to have a detail in common with another rumor from the month before, namely that the smartphone would have 6 cameras.
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Proof that English is Crazy (video)

April 8th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · humor, video → 4 Comments

English is widely recognized as a language with irrational and illogical syntax, pronunciation, and structure, and every so often someone likes to prove that point by demonstrating the many contradictory rules about conjugation and pronunciation.

I came across a new video today, and I wanted to share the fun:
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Marvell Showed Off Android TV at CES 2014 (video)

April 7th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, Google, hardware news, video → 2 Comments

Whenandroid tv marvell 2014 ces details about Android TV leaked this weekend, little was known about Google’s second venture into the living room aside from the name and what it would look like.

The Android TV effort, which had been in the works for quite a while, had been kept a close secret at Google. Or maybe it wasn’t.
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New Video Demos Smartphone to Fire TV Mirroring

April 6th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Android, video → No Comments

Onekoush-fire-tv-mirror[1] question I had when the Fire TV launched last week was how well it worked streaming content from paired, and yesterday that question was answered.

Koushik Dutta, a leading Android developer whose work can be seen in Cyanogen (the open source Android firmware), ClockworkMod (the Android rooting tool), and Helium (a 3rd-party tool for backing up apps), took some time this weekend to see how well the Fire TV worked with Allcast.
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eBooks Should be More Expensive, and Other Ideas (video)

April 3rd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · conferences & trade shows, video → 7 Comments

There was frank luby on copyright 2014much debate on the future of content at the OnCopyright 2014 conference yesterday, but few of the discussions were as radical as the ideas proposed by Frank Luby.
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Tolino Vision eBook Reader Ships This Week – Lighter, Thinner, & with a Carta E-ink Screen

April 2nd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, eReader News, Germany, hardware news, Tolino, Tolino Vision, video → 3 Comments

The frequently leaked TolinoRTEmagicC_tolino_vision_06_Kopie.jpg[1] Vision ereader officially launched today in Germany.

At 178 grams and 8mm thick, this device is both lighter and thinner than its predecessor, the Tolino Shine, and it is going to be only the second ebook reader to feature E-ink’s newest Carta screen tech.
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SnapWatch Shows off Their Flexible Smartwatch (video)

April 2nd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · hardware news, video → No Comments

In a world snapwatch 1where one smartwatch looks a lot like another, some device makers will find a way stand out. SnapWatch is one of those companies, and they just debuted a smartwatch with a flexible screen.

Charbax caught up with SnapWatch a couple weeks ago at the Wearable Tech Show in London. The company showed off their prototype, which is based on a flexible electrochromic display, not E-ink.
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Google Teases Dual-Screen Nexus Smartphone in Google Maps April Fool’s Day Joke (video)

March 31st, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, hardware news, Smartphone, video → 3 Comments

Google google nexus 5 smartphone dual screenhas made a name for itself in crafting elaborate April Fool’s Day Jokes, and they have outdone themselves this time. The Google maps team has already posted a joke video, and buried in the video is either Google’s next smartphone or a second meta-joke.
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The Pocketbook Aqua is All Wet (video)

March 26th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · eReader News, hardware news, pocketbook, video → No Comments

Pocketbook’spocketbook aqua new waterproof ereader isn’t the most impressive ebook reader out there but it is probably the cheapest waterproof model on or off the market.
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