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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review

Amazon's Kindle Fire has been the star of the show as late, but we can't forget they have a huge hand in the eReader world. Amazon isn't ready to leave their bread and butter behind and with that we have the all new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, the first Kindle with a front lit or built-in light for perfect reading anywhere. No longer will night readers have to keep a nearby lamp on and disturb others, or clip on a retro-style light. Does the new Paperwhite deliver on its promise for perfect reading anywhere? Read on to find out.

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Nook Video aims to jab Netflix and Amazon all at once

Nook Video aims to jab Netflix and Amazon all at once

If you were looking for another reason to pick up a new Nook tablet - revealed earlier today - you'll find it in Barnes & Noble's announcement of Nook Video, a streaming service they're set to release to fight Netflix and Amazon's efforts in the video universe. While Amazon does indeed have a tablet competitor for the Nook line in their own Kindle Fire HD (and the rest), they don't have the same key-word that Barnes & Noble is coming up with: UltraViolet - and the same, basically, goes for Netflix. With HBO, Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros, and Starz already signing up for the Nook Video team, there very well could be some clout to the book company's claims.

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Amazon Kindle Fire Whispersync introduced with Anne Hathaway and Samuel L Jackson

Amazon Kindle Fire Whispersync introduced with Anne Hathaway and Samuel L Jackson

If you ever sat there reading an e-book to yourself and thought, wow, I wish I could read this book out loud while Samuel L Jackson read it out loud with me - Amazon says you're in luck. This week along with the new Kindle Fire HD line and refresh of the original Kindle Fire, they've shown off a technology called Whyspersync for Voice - this brings on Bimodal reading for those who have difficulty reading and for high-functioning readers alike. This technology, in a nutshell, syncs your audiobook and the text from the book you're looking at so you can listen and read at the same time.

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Google Play gift cards hit Target, GameStop, and RadioShack

Google Play gift cards hit Target, GameStop, and RadioShack

The official Google Play store for digital media such as apps, music, and books, has been given a collection of real-life gift cards. This set of gift cards appears in $10, $25, and $50 denominations, and is able to be used on digital media only - no hardware or accessory purchases here! These gift cards will be available immediately if not soon at RadioShack, Target, and GameStop.

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Sony PRS-T2 eReader finally official for $129.99

Sony PRS-T2 eReader finally official for $129.99

We’ve seen it leak out a couple of times, but Sony’s next eReader is finally upon us. Those looking for something revolutionary won’t find it here, but Sony has made little tweaks here and there that should make your reading experience somewhat more pleasant. You’re still looking at the same 6-inch screen, with the E-Ink Pearl display refining touch support and adding more graceful paper-esque page turns and zooms along with improved continuous page turns.

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Sony PRS-T2 eReader appears on J&R for $129.99

Sony PRS-T2 eReader appears on J&R for $129.99

Just last month we saw details pop up Sony’s PRS-T2 eReader pop up at the FCC, and now the elusive device has cropped up on the J&R website for pre-order. Those hoping for a radical overhaul will be disappointing to learn that the PRS-T2 is very similar to its predecessor, with a very minor tweaks. The eReader features the same pearl e-ink touchscreen with a 800x600 resolution, WiFi, microSD, and two months of battery life.

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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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