Archive for January, 2010

$12.99/$14.99 = the price of Apple tablet ebooks

$12.99/$14.99 = the price of Apple tablet ebooks

Publishers usually have the last word, but eleventh-hour negotiations with Apple disclosed by the WSJ say that Apple is urging for bestselling books to be sold for $12.99 or $14.99 (some maybe even at $9.99), and like the developer agreement on iPhone apps, Apple will take a estimated 30 percent cut.

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SlashGear’s Apple iPad tablet liveblog: Wednesday January 27th at 10am PST

SlashGear’s Apple iPad tablet liveblog: Wednesday January 27th at 10am PST

As you may have noticed, the world has gone slightly Apple iPad tablet crazy these past few weeks, and we're building up to an event that potentially overshadows the original iPhone launch.  SlashGear will be attending Apple's "Come see our latest creation" press event tomorrow, Wednesday January 27th, and we'll be running our usual liveblog to bring you all the news as it's announced.

The event is due to begin at 10am PST on January 27th; that's 1pm EST and 6pm GMT.  We'll be using our homegrown liveblog system over at http://live.slashgear.com/, complete with automatic page refreshes so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy the stream of news.

Google Voice webapp bypasses iPhone and webOS app stores

Google Voice webapp bypasses iPhone and webOS app stores

If Google can't get Google Voice onto the iPhone via the App Store, then they're just going to go the long way instead and get in there via the browser.  The search giant has just announced a new, web-based version of Google Voice that allows users to access the VoIP service via their smartphone browser.  Coded with the magic of HTML5, the nippy app works with the iPhone and webOS devices like the Palm Pre, and supports calling, voicemail access and SMS.

Video demo after the cut

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Asus set to whip out two eReaders in Q2

Asus set to whip out two eReaders in Q2

Asus has already pulled the cover off a cool new eReader this year called the DR-950 that was tipped for launch in the second half of 2009. The new eReader has a 1024 x 768 resolution display and supports HTML and most eBook file types. Asus is reportedly set to launch two eReaders this year including the DR-950.

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OLED tech takes board games to next level

OLED tech takes board games to next level

When you say board games we all immediately think of games with cardboard and lots of little pieces like Monopoly that have been around for decades. In the future board games might not be what many of us know them as with a new OLED technology that has been developed.

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