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Barnes & Noble NOOK for iPhone launched

Barnes & Noble NOOK for iPhone launched

Barnes & Noble has updated its NOOK ereader app range, with a new iPhone app (that also works on the iPod touch) together with rebranding their NOOK for PC and NOOK for iPad apps.  The new NOOK for iPhone gets the same iPad customization, together with last-page-read sync across ebooks also being viewed on the PC, Android, iPad and iPhone apps, and access to the B&N eBookstore and digital library.

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Keyboard-Mac DIY project pairs MacBook Air guts with Magic Trackpad

Keyboard-Mac DIY project pairs MacBook Air guts with Magic Trackpad

Given the trouble ASUS had getting their Eee Keyboard onto the market, we're not really surprised that Apple aren't planning an all-in-one PC and peripheral combo themselves.  Still, Steve Jobs' omission is a gap for a modder, and over at the MacBook Air Project Bart Reardon has taken it on himself to craft a custom keyboard PC based on the guts of a first-gen MacBook Air, an Apple keyboard and a new Magic Trackpad.

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HTC Desire HD gets early Amazon UK listing

HTC Desire HD gets early Amazon UK listing

It's still up in the air whether HTC's press event midway through next month will be for the company's first Windows Phone 7 handset or something running Android, but with Electricpig spotting an Amazon UK listing for the HTC Desire HD we've a feeling it's the latter.  The listing - which suggests the Desire HD will be shipped from Amazon themselves, not a third-party seller - prices the smartphone at £415 but mentions no specifications.

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Intel buying Texas Instruments cable STB division: Google TV incoming?

Intel buying Texas Instruments cable STB division: Google TV incoming?

Intel has agreed to purchase Texas Instruments' cable modem division, with the chipmaker planning to use it as a showcase for their Atom-based SoCs.  TI's existing staff will be folded into the Intel Digital Home Group; it's unclear at this stage whether Intel intend to shift the cable STBs to the Google TV platform, having been a launch partner for the Google-led technology.

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Adobe CEO on Apple Flash argument: “We’ve moved on”

Adobe CEO on Apple Flash argument: “We’ve moved on”

Apple and Adobe may not be the best of friends right now, but Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen doesn't seem too worried.  Describing the Cupertino company's aversion to Flash on iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad as Apple "wanting to control the environment", Narayen says his company would "rather work with partners who are interested in working with us" and that "they've made their choice. We've made ours and we've moved on."

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Verizon Motorola DROID Pro, DROID 2 world-edition & tablet tipped incoming

Verizon Motorola DROID Pro, DROID 2 world-edition & tablet tipped incoming

Verizon's upcoming Motorola devices have been further detailed, after one of BGR's sources at the carrier revealed more news on the Motorola DROID Pro - a 4-inch Android smartphone - together with what looks to be a world-edition version of the DROID 2 and either a tablet or a tablet-style large-screen handset.  The DROID Pro has a 1.3GHz processor and is expected to have world-phone capabilities for international use.

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Smooth-Stone ARM server chips get $48m funding to take on Intel

Smooth-Stone ARM server chips get $48m funding to take on Intel

While ARM processors are generally to be found in ultraportable devices like smartphones, a significant round of investment in power-frugal ARM-based server chip producer Smooth-Stone could signal an impending shift.  The company - which promises to bring "ultra‐low power mobile phone technology to the datacenter" - has secured $48m in new funding, which it will use to finalize its chip technology that uses many low-power processors rather than, as with Intel-based servers, a few high-power chips.

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