NOOK Audiobooks released to make Android speak

NOOK Audiobooks released to make Android speak

This morning Barnes & Noble's NOOK family expanded with an app that'll turn the audio on with books. The NOOK Audiobooks App is the first "no-commitment" app from Barnes & Noble to offer audiobooks for both Android smartphones and tablets - that means no subscription costs or anything - and it'll be released by the ned of this week. This release will not be limited to any one brand of Android smartphone or tablet, while Barnes & Noble will continue to offer their Samsung Galaxy Tab NOOK devices through the future.

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Nexus 6 now available via T-Mobile, Nexus 9 coming

Nexus 6 now available via T-Mobile, Nexus 9 coming

As they promised in an eleventh-hour decision last week to push back the launch of the Nexus 6, T-Mobile now has the device up for order. The new Nexus handset will be available for $0 down, and can be had with the carrier’s monthly installment plan. Like other US carriers, T-Mobile has the 32GB variant in blue — no white. Unlike the rest, T-Mobile also has the 64GB version of the Nexus 6, but again, no white version has been found outside of the Play Store.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick now shipping, out of stock until 2015

Amazon Fire TV Stick now shipping, out of stock until 2015

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick wants to keep pace with the competition, just like big-brother Fire TV. On both fronts, Amazon’s TV ambitions are to keep up with rivals like Roku or Chromecast. All three offer their own take on the plug-and-play TV dongle, and those who purchased an Amazon Fire TV Stick will soon have theirs in-hand and on-TV. After what Amazon describes as their “most successful device launch ever”, the Fire TV Stick is now shipping.

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Samsung releases Milk Video exclusively for Galaxy owners

Samsung releases Milk Video exclusively for Galaxy owners

Samsung Galaxy smartphone owners are getting a new feature today. Milk, Samsung’s umbrella brand for media, has a video player launching today, the appropriately named Milk video. The service is designed for streaming of shorter video clips (but not ‘Vine’ short) rather than longer-form content. You might catch a music video, but it’s doubtful you’ll see an uploaded episode of an old TV show. Milk Video may sound a bit like a YouTube competitor, but it pulls content from there (among other sources), so it’s really not.

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2016 Toyota Mirai First-Drive – Fuel-Cells Dawning

2016 Toyota Mirai First-Drive – Fuel-Cells Dawning

You can’t accuse Toyota of rushing the 2016 Toyota Mirai to market. The hydrogen powered sedan may look like a vision of the future circa Buck Rogers, but its fuel-cell powertrain is decidedly cutting-edge, not to mention determinedly optimistic around issues of infrastructure and regulatory commitment to zero-emission vehicles. At $57,500 pre-subsidies, it seems the future carries a significant cost of entry, too. So, after some time behind the wheel of the Mirai, the question remains: is the age of hydrogen finally upon us?

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Jaguar Land Rover adds justDrive voice control to InControl

Jaguar Land Rover adds justDrive voice control to InControl

Smarter in-vehicle infotainment systems are becoming en vogue, but while some car makers are rallying behind Apple's and Google's initiatives, Jaguar Land Rover is continuing on its own path with InControl, which actually works with both iOS 8 and Android devices. And to further compete with the likes of Siri and Google Now, the car maker has augmented its in-car system with justDrive, a voice-activated multi-purpose app that takes the drudgery of awkward spoken syntaxes and lets users control their connected phones in plain English.

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VW unveils Golf R Variant packing 2.0L TSI engine

VW unveils Golf R Variant packing 2.0L TSI engine

Here in the states we say station wagon, over in the UK they like the term shooting brake. Whichever name you prefer, VW has announced a new Golf R Variant marking a first for the Golf R model. VW says that this car is the first time that its all-wheel drive compact sports car has been offered as a station wagon. The car will pack a 2.0L TSI engine under the hood with 296hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition puts you in charge of a bigger world

Dragon Age: Inquisition puts you in charge of a bigger world

Two years in the making, BioWare has finally unleashed Dragon Age: Inquisition, the third major installment of the developer's original RPG franchise. Promising to deliver a more open plot and a bigger, more open world, one that spans two countries this time, Inquisition returns to some of the features hailed in Dragon Age: Origins and learns from the hard lessons of Dragon Age II. In addition to combat and world-changing decisions, Inquisition adds a bit of tactical flavor to the game, giving you control over what happens to the land and the people that call it home.

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Audi Prologue concept unveiled with bold, new design [VIDEOS]

Audi Prologue concept unveiled with bold, new design [VIDEOS]

Concept cars are used by car makers to experiment with new ideas, new designs, and new features. To that extent, the new Audi Prologue that was just revealed fulfills that purpose and more, showcasing a new direction for Audi. And yet, at the same time, the Prologue is every bit as much an Audi car. As SlashGear editor Vincent Nguyen, who was invited to the exclusive unveiling event, says, "the Audi Prologue is a new design language for Audi one that's a big departure from the existing models but at the core, it's still very much an Audi"

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Duke it out on Middle-Earth via a Chrome Experiement

Duke it out on Middle-Earth via a Chrome Experiement

Fans are probably just counting down the days before the final Tolkien film lands in cinemas. But while whittling down the days, they can entertain themselves, and their friends mayhaps, by taking a virtual journey to Middle Earth. No you will not need some magical portal or even a ticket aboard Air New Zealand. All that is required is for you to fire up your Chrome web browser for this interactive tour of the fantasy world that also lets you even reenact the epics battles with your friends.

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