Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight starts to ship

< ![CDATA[E-book readers certainly have their fair share of fans, although there is still quite a large segment of the population who have yet to endear themselves to these modern day marvels that will carry hundreds of books in the digital format without weighing a gram heavier than an empty e-book reader. Well, Barnes & Noble has certainly come some way with their NOOK brand, and their latest release would be the NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight.
The name itself gives the game away – the Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight which has started to ship ahead of its original schedule is touted to be the first E Ink Reader in the world with patent-pending lighting technology that will do away with problems in the bedroom late at night, especially when someone wants to settle down and read a good book, while the other prefers to sleep – with all the lights turned off.

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I love all my iDevices and media players and Smartphones, I really do. If I am being honest though, there are a few things (in my world at least) that being plugged in should get us… like being able to watch TV. You would think that someone, somewhere could come up with a way that I could watch my favorite shows without being charged per episode or having to do all this downloading and converting. So whats a girl to do?
Well, NimbleTV has just announced a game changing new subscription-based TV platform that, for the first time, will enable customers to access all of their television from anywhere in the world, on any device. Take a breath, you read it right…customers will actually access their existing subscription TV service using the new NimbleTV cloud-based software and now, they can watch their TV- wherever they are.

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Ematic eGlide Prism tablet does the Android dance

< ![CDATA[When it comes to the world of tablets, there is none out there which is as popular as the Apple iPad. It has sold millions and millions of devices ever since it was released to the masses, and not only that, it has also been so carefully marketed so much so that a line will form for a new iPad at Apple Stores around the world a few days before the new model is actually released, now how about that? In addition, we have also heard some random bits of news about a teenager in China who actually sold one of his kidneys to raise money to purchase an iPad 2, which is rather sad when you think about it.
Well, other manufacturers have failed to come close to what Apple has done with the iPad in terms of sales figures as well as popularity, not to mention ease of use, although I must say that Samsung has bridged the gap quite a bit with their Galaxy Tab range over the past couple of years. It is basically iOS vs Android on the tablet front, until Microsoft does something about their Windows 8, of course, and the latest Android-powered tablet to be introduced would be the Ematic eGlide Prism.

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Wacom Bamboo Stylus duo lets you write in ink as well

< ![CDATA[When it comes to digitizer tablets, we more or less have heard of the name ‘Wacom’, and it has certainly stamped its mark in the digital artist category to date with their stable of quality accessories and peripherals. Well, since they are involved in tablet devices (of sorts) for quite some time already, it makes perfect sense for Wacom to diversify their range of peripherals by coming up with the Wacom Bamboo Stylus duo.
Just what does the Wacom Bamboo Stylus duo do in your possession? For starters, the name itself drops a hint of it being a new dual-purpose stylus, targeting the millions of iPad and Android-powered tablet owners out there (PlayBook owners qualify too, but just what percentage of the tablet market is snapped up by the BlackBerry PlayBook?) with a proven capacitive pen tip for on-screen input at one end of the Stylus.

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Hillcrest Labs announces Freespace availability

Hillcrest Labs has just announced the availability of Freespace for manufacturers and component suppliers of smartphones and tablets. With Hillcrest’s spanking new Freespace MotionEngine for Mobile, where this is an embedded software solution which will help one manage and enhance the combined performance of motion sensors that are frequently found in smartphones and tablets. We are talking about accelerometers, magnetometers, and gyroscopes here, allowing current motion-based applications to be ready to deliver next-generation user experiences.
According to Chad Lucien, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Hillcrest Labs, “The smartphone industry is at a key inflection point with motion control. Motion sensors are now standard in mobile devices, but today’s motion software implementations impose significant constraints that limit sensor choice, integration flexibility and performance. We aim to change that. Our Freespace MotionEngine for Mobile provides a unique software solution for Android™ and Windows® 8 smartphones and tablets, which delivers the highest performance and provides the most flexible integration options, while enabling manufacturers to use sensors from any major supplier in the market.”

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RIM introduces BlackBerry Mini Keyboard

Research In Motion is not exactly the hottest commodity on the planet at the moment, and the BlackBerry manufacturer is struggling in more ways than one. Not only that, their foray into the tablet market has not exactly been the most encouraging event in the company’s history to date, but thankfully the PlayBook has not been scrapped – yet, going the way of the HP TouchPad. Having said that, RIM has introduced an accessory that I believe will have an equally hard time to sell in the open market – the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard.
After all, how many people do you know actually own a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, let alone use it proudly whenever they are commuting? Just a handful, right? I suppose for this niche market group, you might use your tablet more for work than gaming purposes, hence a fair bit of typing needs to be accomplished, which is where the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard comes in handy.

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Apple has new iPad

You can say that the whole world was looking forward to Apple’s announcement of a new iPad, and it really depends on how much expectation one places on the shoulders of Apple in terms of their new tablet. While rumors were rife before the iPad’s release about its name – that is, the iPad 3 or the iPad HD, Tim Cook simply called it the new iPad. This third generation tablet from Cupertino does not disappoint if image quality on the display is your main concern – it will sport a stunning new Retina Display, meaning your eyes cannot distinguish the individual pixels when held at a normal distance.
Of course, apart from that, there is also Apple’s very own A5X chip with quad-core graphics capability, where Apple touts offers four times the performance of that of NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 chipset. If you want to turn your iPad into a photo and video capture powerhouse, that is a snap (pun not intended) thanks to the 5-megapixel iSight camera that boasts of advanced optics which is capable of capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video.

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