Archive for January, 2010

Amazon has sold “millions” of Kindles

Amazon has sold “millions” of Kindles

Love or hate Apple, the one thing you can say about the company is if it has a hit product on its hands Apple is going to shout it from the rooftops as Jobs screams neener-neener-neeener on the inside while thinking about Steve Ballmer. Other companies don’t do that like Amazon with its tight lipped, never say how many Kindle's we sell attitude.

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Cheap Neonode zBook platform breaks cover

Cheap Neonode zBook platform breaks cover

The eBook reader market is booming right now coming off the holiday season where an eReader was one of the most wanted tech gifts to be had. New devices like the Nook and some of the Sony readers were sold out leaving Amazon and its Kindle reader to enjoy huge sales.

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VeriFone iPhone payments system gets video demo

VeriFone iPhone payments system gets video demo

Who would've thought that one of the more interesting battles in the mobile space would be for micro-payment systems, but VeriFone have gone on the offensive with their iPhone 3G/3GS based credit-card adapter.  Facing competition from startup Square, Verizon sent over their hardware for TechCrunch to try out; a cradle for the iPhone, rather than the Square 3.5mm-plug dongle, it's clear each system has its pros and cons.

Video demo after the cut

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Intel and AMD hexacore CPUs incoming say motherboard makers

Intel and AMD hexacore CPUs incoming say motherboard makers

The first half of 2010 could see six-core processors dropping from both Intel and AMD, according to leaky sources at motherboard manufacturers, with both the Intel Gulftown and AMD Thuban ranges hitting desktop computers.  The hexacore CPU deluge will begin with Intel's Core i7-980X, rumored to be on the pricey side at an estimated $1,000+ per chip in March 2010, and be followed by three AMD Phenom II X6 1000T processors in May 2010.

Nintendo’s Iwata: iPad just “a bigger iPod touch”

Nintendo’s Iwata: iPad just “a bigger iPod touch”

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata doesn't mince his words; asked about Apple's iPad launch this week, the outspoken executive has told reporters that the tablet "was a bigger iPod touch", and that "there were no surprises for me".  Meanwhile Iwata has also confirmed that while Nintendo's engineers are currently developing new gaming machines, it's unlikely that we'll see a motion-sensor enabled DS or a high-definition version of the Wii.

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