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Luxa2 H4 iPad Holder Review

Luxa2 H4 iPad Holder Review

Try holding the iPad out in front of you for any significant length of time and you'll likely discover that Apple's tablet doubles as a decent arm exercise as well as a tactile, multitouch marvel. We've already seen one budget alternative - crafting a DIY stand from the packaging the iPad ships in - but unsurprisingly there's a growing market for third-party holders. On the SlashGear desk today is the Luxa2 H4 iPad Holder; check out the full review after the cut.

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The Daily Slash: April 7th 2010

The Daily Slash: April 7th 2010

It's Wednesday. And interestingly enough, we're probably not the only ones considering today "the day before." The day before what? Well, it's the day before we get to fire up our legendary, homegrown liveblogging system again. We'll be at the iPhone OS 4.0 event, and hopefully you'll join us as we detail what's going down with the latest software update from Cupertino. Until then, we've got tonight's Daily Slash. As we go forth, we'll look into the best of the best in the R3 Media's network. And in the dredge net, we've got the most notorious eReader rumored to make a retail appearance soon, and we have Nintendo telling the world that the iPad isn't for gaming. Then we've got lightsabers that will save your from the dark. And finally, a cellphone that goes way out of its way to be ridiculous.

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Amazon Kindle Development Kit promises ereader Active Content

Amazon Kindle Development Kit promises ereader Active Content

Amazon have announced a software development platform for their Kindle ebook reader, which will allow developers to create "active content" for the E Ink device.  The Kindle Development Kit (KDK) is set to go into limited beta in February 2010, and will include programming interfaces, tools and documentation together with a Kindle Simulator, capable of mimicking both the regular and DX models on PC, Mac and Linux systems.

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NFB, ACB, and ASU Resolve Kindle Litigation

NFB, ACB, and ASU Resolve Kindle Litigation

Amazon was pushing heavily for a while to get the Kindle eReader into the hands of students who could use it for textbooks rather than buying and toting around the hoards of books that go with being in school. Amazon ran afoul of blindness organizations who complained the device was not accessible to the blind.

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Amazon adding audible menus, bigger font to Kindle

Amazon adding audible menus, bigger font to Kindle

Amazon have announced an incoming update for their Kindle ebook reader, which will add an audible menu system so that blind users will better be able to navigate the device and play back audio books.  The update will also add a seventh font size, which will be double the scale of the current largest font on the Kindle.  The changes come in response to positive feedback from blind and partially-sighted users.

Kindle breaks sales record during November

Kindle breaks sales record during November

Among some of the most important things that the world may never know are exactly how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie pop and exactly how many Kindles Amazon is selling. Amazon won’t offer a firm number of units sold but has announced that the Kindle has broken its sales record.

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Kindle gets 85% wireless battery boost & PDF reader update

Kindle gets 85% wireless battery boost & PDF reader update

Amazon have announced a new firmware update for their Kindle ebook reader that can apparently boost battery life by up to 85-percent.  With wireless connectivity turned on, the Kindle now runs for up to seven days rather than the previous four-day battery life; however the non-wireless runtimes are unchanged, suggesting the firmware applies to the Kindle's modem.  The software also adds a native PDF reader to the ebook device.

Amazon confirm International Kindle DX is coming

Amazon confirm International Kindle DX is coming

Having announced earlier this week that their Kindle ebook reader would be available in more than 100 countries worldwide, in the shape of a GSM version with international data roaming, Amazon have also confirmed that they plan an international Kindle DX, too.  The DX - launched in the US back in June - has a larger, 8.9-inch display than the Kindle 2, and is better suited to textbooks, magazines and other periodicals.

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