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The Day of the Cheap Ereaders

The Day of the Cheap Ereaders

Today is the day that you're going to want to purchase one of two ereaders if you've not already done so - and if you want one, of course: both the Nook Simple Touch and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD have had their prices slashed this morning. The oddest thing has happened - two of the biggest competitors in the ereader space have discounted one of their hero devices - imagine that! Of course the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is not even beginning to be the same sort of tablet as the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch when it comes down to it, but they're both on the cut - and in Amazon's case, just for today!

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 7, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 7, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone - the weekend is beginning for most of us, but before we dive in, let's recap the news from the day. Late this afternoon, we found out that Gameloft's full line up of games for 2013 had leaked, which is exciting to say the least. Unfortunately, all is not well in the gaming world, as BioShock Infinite has been pushed back yet again. This time it's been delayed into March, which means the wait for it has gotten longer by a month. We learned today that Best Buy will have to pay out $27 million to TechFoward for stolen trade secrets, which is not good for a company that has been struggling lately.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: December 7th, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: December 7th, 2012

This morning we've got no less than a Windows hacker joining the Apple party, the Galaxy S III Jelly Bean 4.1.2 "Premium Suite" rolling out, and a lovely little Sound Disk Sport Beanie to keep your tunes warm. The folks at Mushkin have revealed the world's first 480GB mSATA solid state drive and four of the top carriers in the USA have revealed a plan to roll out text-to-911 by 2014. The HTC Butterfly has reached out to China while the 3G version of the handset is going global.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: December 5, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: December 5, 2012

This morning it's time to get down and busy with a couple of iPhone accessories that'll blow your mind just a little bit, first with the Zensorium Tinke for health metric s tracking, then for the Mophie OutRide for rugged photography. For the folks over at Yahoo! it's time for some OnTheAir action for the fight against Google Hangouts. For those of you ready to get down with gaming on a smartphone tip, have a peek at the PhoneJoy Play up on Kickstarter.

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Amazon FreeTime Unlimited for Kindle Fire offers safe kid distraction

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited for Kindle Fire offers safe kid distraction

Amazon has launched Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, the company's new kid-friendly entertainment service for those times you wish your beloved offspring would just focus on their Kindle Fire tablet and stop bothering you. The subscription-based service pulls in books, games, educational apps, movies, and TV shows that Amazon guarantees are child-appropriate, with characters like Elmo, Dora, and Curious George; all of the apps have the adverts, social media integration, and in-app purchasing disabled.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 30, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone! Not only is this the beginning of the weekend, but it's also the last day of November. Tomorrow December begins, and the holiday rush will soon be in full swing. How about we all prepare with a recap of the news from the final day of the month? Today Verizon announced that it will soon be sending out Jelly Bean updates to the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and the RAZR MAXX HD, so if you own one of those phones, be on the lookout for an update next week. Apple launched its new iMac today, and we learned that the company will be bringing the iPad Mini to China on December 6, with the iPhone 5 to follow a week after.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review

With the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 comes the most well-rounded Amazon content delivery system you've ever held in two hands - but that's all it is. This device is being sold as exactly the device it was meant to be: the Amazon Vending Machine HD 8.9, and it takes its job seriously. If you could never bring yourself to pick up an iPad and the Apple-bound content environment that is iTunes, nor could you purchase a Nexus 7 or 10 as connected to Google Play, Amazon might be the third heat you were looking for.

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