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Sony Reader PRS-T1 hacked for more Android access

Sony Reader PRS-T1 hacked for more Android access

For a long time one of the more popular cheap Android devices for hackers to get hands on was the Nook Touch. That little Android reader was hacked to open it up for use surfing the web and more. I think that hacking it and other devices like it will be not such a popular thing to do with the Kindle Fire coming. If you own a Sony Reader PRS-T1 that runs Android inside this hack might appeal to you.

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Stir Kinetic Desk hands-on: The standing desk gets smart

Stir Kinetic Desk hands-on: The standing desk gets smart

The average work surface is covered in smart devices - laptop, smartphone, tablet, maybe a wearable or two like Fitbit or UP - but Stir's Kinetic Desk asks could the desk itself be smarter? That's the approach startup Stir is taking, founded by a former member of Apple's iPod team, and promising great things from its first product, the world's only smart, connected desk. As far away from the average height-adjustable desk as your iPhone is from a rotary phone, the Kinetic Desk not only knows when you're working, it figures out when you should be standing up or sitting down, and gently motions to suggest a change in posture, all controlled by an embedded touchscreen in the hand-finished tabletop itself. We caught up with founder and CEO JP Labrosse to find out more.

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Mazda6 Review

Mazda6 Review

The Mazda6 is the epitome of the ugly duckling finding its unexpected swan. Anonymous in its first two generations, Mazda threw its Kodo design language at the third-gen version and ended up with one of the most distinctive four-doors around. Meanwhile, with the EV specter hanging over most car firms, Mazda remains a hybrid hold-out, maintaining there's still plenty to squeeze out of existing technology before we look to batteries. Does the Mazda6 deliver? Read on for our full review.

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Cadillac ELR blends EV with luxury

Cadillac ELR blends EV with luxury

Cadillac's thinking big for its reinvention plans, but the new Cadillac ELR is a surprisingly compact four-seater coupe for the luxury tourer market, promising both eco-friendly performance and a cosseting ride. Revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week, and set to hit showrooms in early 2014, the ELR is based on Cadillac's Converj concept from 2011, and uses a small gas engine to supplement Li-Ion batteries and electric motors for 300+ mile range.

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Android Hardware Rundown: 2012

Android Hardware Rundown: 2012

2012 was quite a huge year for Android. We saw the jump from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and then to version 4.2. Ice Cream Sandwich was a solid operating system, but Jelly Bean made it even better, adding new features like Google Now, better notifications, and even Photo Sphere. However, the software was merely just a vehicle for the hardware to ride on -- the devices themselves were what really shined this year.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: December 13th, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: December 13th, 2012

It's nearly holiday time - and it IS holiday time for some, right here this week with SlashGear bringing on a brief interview with Dream JB for the jailbreaking of your iOS 6 devices - that Rick Roll rolled you good! The group known as Last.FM is about to go paid-only in the few countries it's not being cancelled entirely in. At Walmart you'll find the Kindle kicked out and the Nook family taking its place.

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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 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Tablets

SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Tablets

Tablets will be the must-have gift of 2012, the trend-watchers tell us, but that means a whole lot of slates competing for your dollar. This year has seen Apple raise its game with a second size option, while Android has evolved into a legitimate alternative, and Microsoft has made its own play for the market with Windows RT. Which tablet to pick if you don't want to be standing in the returns line the morning after? Read on for the SlashGear suggestions.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 29, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 29, 2012

This morning we've got our eyes on Sandy, especially since it straight up cancelled Google's plans to have a lovely morning with Android on the books - see what they had planned right this minute! While we wait and see how serious the storm really will be, we're seeing such news as Skyrim premium edition, the Google Chromebook (Samsung Series 3) getting Ubuntu, and Google's own LG Nexus 4 appearing in a short hands-on video. Meanwhile Steve Ballmer assures everyone that they really want a Surface - trust him!

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Android boasts 41% share of Q3 global tablet shipments, sets record

Android boasts 41% share of Q3 global tablet shipments, sets record

Research by Strategy Analytics via its Tablet & Touchscreen Strategies service, more commonly known as TTS, shows that Android received a record 41-percent share of global tablet shipments in the third-quarter of 2012. Apple, while still boasting 57-percent of the global market share, experienced a statistically significant drop in sales. This shift was caused for multiple reasons, not the least of which is the recently-announced iPad mini.

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