Archive for September, 2012

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review

Amazon's Kindle Fire has been the star of the show as late, but we can't forget they have a huge hand in the eReader world. Amazon isn't ready to leave their bread and butter behind and with that we have the all new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, the first Kindle with a front lit or built-in light for perfect reading anywhere. No longer will night readers have to keep a nearby lamp on and disturb others, or clip on a retro-style light. Does the new Paperwhite deliver on its promise for perfect reading anywhere? Read on to find out.

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Modbook Pro OS X Mountain Lion tablet launches with SSD

Modbook Pro OS X Mountain Lion tablet launches with SSD

It's time to get your MacBook Pro action on with a modified tablet design from Modbook Pro, announced today once again in a 13.3-inch iteration for release on October 3rd. The folks at Modbook have a strange situation on their hands, one where they're somehow or another able to side-step the lock-out that exists around Apple's OS X and create tablet computers that are, essentially, MacBook Pro units without the keyboard and a touchscreen up front. Today's announcement also adds an SSD to the mix for you hardcore solid-state lovers.

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Facebook Messenger updated for iPhone 5

Facebook Messenger updated for iPhone 5

The Facebook environment on iOS for iPhone has been bumped upward once again with the Messenger app grabbing an update with a whole new user interface. If you're the type of person who loves to message back and forth with friend via Facebook and have never tried the stand-alone app for iOS, now's a better time than ever before! You'll be getting favorites integration, better performance than with any version that's come before, and the whole thing just looks a bit better - as it always does each time it's updated.

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NASA coming up with ideas for future Mars missions

NASA coming up with ideas for future Mars missions

Curiosity is currently at the center of the public's attention when it comes to space exploration, but NASA scientists have started shooting around ideas for future missions to Mars. Ultimately, scientists would like to retrieve rocks from the surface of Mars and bring them back to Earth for more in-depth examination, though they aren't planning to have humans on the red planet until the 2030s. One of NASA's mission ideas, however, could have humans involved in Mars missions long before the 2030s roll around.

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Nook GlowLight gets a price cut as Paperwhite launch approaches

Nook GlowLight gets a price cut as Paperwhite launch approaches

Amazon's impressive new Kindle Paperwhite is set to launch in just a couple of days, but Barnes and Noble has decided that its going to put up a fight. Both Target and Walmart are showing that the price of the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight has been cut just ahead of the Paperwhite's launch. The new price of the Nook GlowLight? $119, the same price that Amazon has given the basic Paperwhite model.

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iPad Mini mockup shows up in HD video

iPad Mini mockup shows up in HD video

We've been hearing about the iPad Mini for a while now, and it seems that Apple is looking to take on the booming 7-inch tablet market with their own smaller model of the iPad. The rumors are flying around like wild geese, and the most recent one is this HD video showing off a mockup of what looks like a pretty legit and nearly complete Pad Mini.

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That iPhone 5 appeal (or, confessions of a swayed Galaxy S III owner)

That iPhone 5 appeal (or, confessions of a swayed Galaxy S III owner)

I'm an Android user. I love my Samsung Galaxy S III. So why am I punching my details into the iPhone 5 reservation site every day? For the past week or so I've been using a borrowed iPhone 5, tracking how it holds up - and where it falls short - to the Android experience I've grown accustomed to. During that time I've been frustrated by Maps, impressed by the camera, and generally had my expectations of iOS shaken up some. It's always good to mix up the status-quo every so often, too, and along the way remember that there's more than one way to skin a metaphorical cellular cat.

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Daimler and Renault-Nissan duo on eco-gas engine and more

Daimler and Renault-Nissan duo on eco-gas engine and more

Car manufacturers aren't betting the farm on all-electric and hybrid cars; gas engines are still going to be around for a while, and Renault-Nissan and Mercedes-owner Daimler plan to squeeze the very best out of them. A freshly inked collaboration between the firms will see them double up on a new, turbocharged powerplant that - despite using gas not hydrogen fuel-cells or batteries - will deliver "a significant improvement in fuel economy as well as low emissions."

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