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Amazon Kindle Textbook Creator lets users create educational content

Amazon Kindle Textbook Creator lets users create educational content

Amazon has introduced its new Kindle Textbook Creator, a tool that lets users create digital textbooks and related materials that include educational elements, not the least of which are flashcards. Students will then be able to access this content on the same devices other Kindle content can be accessed on, including their Fire tablets. The tool is currently in a beta stage, and as with the Kindle Direct Publishing platform, those interested are able to directly upload their content for others to enjoy.

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AT&T rolls out unlimited calling from US to Mexico

AT&T rolls out unlimited calling from US to Mexico

Late last year, AT&T revealed that it would be buying lusacell, a Mexican carrier. Now that the acquisition is complete, it has announced some benefits this will bring its subscribers, namely free unlimited calling from the United States to Mexico -- any number in the nation, including cell phones. This falls under AT&T's World Connect Value international calling package. Those already under the plan will automatically be rolled into the new offering, while those who don't have it can subscribe if they're a post-paid customer.

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ZTE shakes up its brand with new logo design

ZTE shakes up its brand with new logo design

If something isn't broken, don't fix it. Or thusly the saying goes. That doesn't mean one would be ill advised to refine whatever has already proven long effective, and that seems to be the mindset behind ZTE's recent decision to change it logo. The new version is hardly different than the previous version -- it is still a simple "ZTE" logo mark, after all -- but the subtle refinements do lend an element of modern flavor to the otherwise minimalist brand mark.

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Hulu has more ABC shows inbound

Hulu has more ABC shows inbound

Hulu might not be adding new shows and movies at the same clipped rate as Netflix, but the video streaming service certainly isn't slouching when it comes to providing new content. Earlier this month, Hulu revealed it will be adding several TV series from Discovery network stations on January 1, and last night it followed that up with an additional announcement: a new agreement with Disney-ABC that'll result in streamable episodes of several additional television shows, including Resurrection and Alias.

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Discovery network shows slated to hit Hulu on Jan 1

Discovery network shows slated to hit Hulu on Jan 1

More people are ditching cable and turning to video streaming services, according to Nielsen, and following the trend is an increase in the number of shows -- including original content -- available through places like Netflix. For its part, Hulu will be adding some popular series from Discovery Network with the turn of the New Year, including the popular fishing series Deadliest Catch and MythBusters.

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Flickr Wall Art now lets you print others users’ photos

Flickr Wall Art now lets you print others users’ photos

Flickr's Wall Art printing service, first announced in October, has expanded quickly in its short time, growing from only allowing U.S. users to print their own photographs to including all users regardless of where they're located. Now the photo hosting service has announced its latest update for Wall Art, one that some users had hoped would come about: the ability to print (nearly) any photo available on the site, no longer limiting users to their own library of content.

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Netflix will expand to Australia, New Zealand in March 2015

Netflix will expand to Australia, New Zealand in March 2015

Netflix, taking a moment from its seemingly perpetual content revelations, has announced that it'll be getting a big expansion early next year, moving into Australia and New Zealand in March 2015. This follows the company's launch in France back in September -- a place where it hasn't entirely been welcomed -- and will likely in the same way include a mixture of locally-relevant content and the shows that span its global viewership. The video streaming service is remaining tight-lipped about pricing, however, saying it'll announce that sometime in the future.

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DJI Inspire 1 drone officially debuts with 4K camera in tow

DJI Inspire 1 drone officially debuts with 4K camera in tow

The DJI Inspire 1, which leaked in spy shots earlier week, has made its official debut, and with it we see that quite a bit of the speculation surrounding the drone has proven true. The Inspire 1 does, indeed, bring along a 4k camera for recording Ultra HD video from the sky, a 3-axis gimbal, and even the white shell. Joining these things is a build promised to be both lightweight and durable fitted with carbon fiber arms, a vision positioning system for use indoors, and more.

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Saygus take two: ambitious new Vphone on its way

Saygus take two: ambitious new Vphone on its way

If you don't remember or haven't heard of the name "Saygus" at all, you cannot be blamed. The company had a short but somewhat glamorous stint in the smartphone market way back in 2009 with its first Vphone, appropriately called the V1. But then it suddenly vanished and no one heard from it again. That is, until today. Founder Chad Sayers has published an open letter to the company's investors, laying out plans for the next Vphone, with feature that sound even more ambitious than its stillborn predecessor.

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Acer V Nitro Black Series laptops gain 4K option

Acer V Nitro Black Series laptops gain 4K option

Back in late September we were introduced to Acer's V Nitro Black Edition Series of gaming-centric laptops. These machines came in two forms for those in the United States, both of them bringing Full HD 1080p resolution on displays measuring in at 15.6-inches and 17.3-inches, respectively. Those who need a display with a little more oomph will soon have a new option in the product lineup, the company revealed earlier this week: a 15.6-inch notebook with a 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD resolution.

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