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Out of Print tablet jackets hit Kickstarter goal

Out of Print tablet jackets hit Kickstarter goal

There is no lack of creative ideas waiting to receiving funding through Kickstarter, but this one is just plain cool: a company called Out of Print has come up with the idea of sticking your tablet inside a jacket that looks just like a classic book. That way, when you're reading eBooks, you can make it look like you're reading an actual book instead of staring at your tablet. Sure it's an idea that doesn't add any new functionality to your tablet, but to the book-obsessed, it will likely be an idea worth some money nonetheless.

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iPad Mini still missing the killer context

iPad Mini still missing the killer context

Apple's iPad Mini plans are, if the leaks are anything to go by, shaping up for a launch later in 2012, but hardware is only half the story: Apple needs a solid context with which to frame its smaller slate. One of the company's most significant strengths is not only launching new devices, but telling us why we should want them and how they're "perfect" for our lives. However, with Steve Jobs' scathing comments about "tweener" tablets still ringing strong, how will Apple sell us that this is a sensible inevitability not a blushing backtrack?

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Barnes & Noble NOOK sales slump; pins hopes on GlowLight

Barnes & Noble NOOK sales slump; pins hopes on GlowLight

Barnes & Noble has reported its fiscal 2012 financial results, and it's bad news for NOOK as revenues from the digital ereader hardware business slump. While digital content sales grew year-on-year, up 65-percent for the most recent quarter, revenue from hardware sales dipped more than 10-percent. B&N says NOOK business sales overall were up in 2012 as a whole, but Q4 performance dived as retailers struggled to shift the ereaders.

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Nook wont be “entrenched” with Windows says B&N CEO

Nook wont be “entrenched” with Windows says B&N CEO

Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch has today all but confirmed that the Nook hardware will never carry Windows 8 or any version of Windows in the future. Speaking with Fortune Magazine, Lynch let it be known that the primary reason Barnes & Noble and Microsoft are pairing up is their ability to bring the Nook ebook software to "millions of screens and windows." The Nook ereader hardware, on the other hand, will continue to run the open-sourced software known as Android through the future.

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Choose Your Own Adventure books coming to iPad

Choose Your Own Adventure books coming to iPad

With the explosion of e-books lately, there is increasing dialogue about the emergence of books that users can interact with. There's an entire new class of digital books that contain links to websites, have embedded videos and dynamic content, and all sorts of other things that take advantage of the fact that these books are being presented on a digital device.

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NOOK Audio OE250 headphones make April Fool’s no joke

NOOK Audio OE250 headphones make April Fool’s no joke

It appears that what first appeared on the first of this month in the Barnes & Noble store archives has suddenly become a whole lot more real: NOOK headphones! These phones at the moment only have an image and a code-name attached to them, but the details can be gleaned relatively easily. What we're almost certainly looking at here is the book store's first step into the music sales business in a way that's not just hard-backed CD cases and audio books.

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Pottermore throws open Hogwarts doors to all

Pottermore throws open Hogwarts doors to all

JK Rowling's Harry Potter site, Pottermore, has fully opened its doors, adding social and interactive content around the boy-magician to the existing ebook offerings from last month. Announced last year, Pottermore is Rowling's attempt to extend the lifespan of the Harry Potter series beyond the original series of books, splitting readers into one of the four Hogwarts houses and then granting them access to specially-produced extra writing and other media.

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Pew’s 6 year top 7 Adult-owned gadgets pumps mobile

Pew’s 6 year top 7 Adult-owned gadgets pumps mobile

The analytics group Pew have done a study with a massive amount of people responding to one question: which gadgets do you own? Over the course of five years, 2006 up to 2012, their respondent gave a cross-section of gadget use which shows the amazing changes in adult (18 years of age or older) owners of gadgets over the past few years. The categories we've got here are cell phones, desktop computers, laptop computers, mp3 players, game consoles, e-book readers, and tablets - can you guess which one has the most clout?

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Apple responds to DOJ: accusations “simply not true”

Apple responds to DOJ: accusations “simply not true”

Apple has fired back at the Department of Justice over the allegations that it was price fixing ebooks with various publishers. Apple’s response is similar to MacMillan and Penguin, two of the publishers that are being targeted by the DOJ. Three other publishers have already decided to settle the case, breaking current contracts with Apple and having to renegotiate new ones.

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