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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 18, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 18, 2013

Welcome back to Friday folks. Earlier today, we saw what's rumored to be the Samsung Galaxy S IV pop up in AnTuTu's database, with the listing suggesting that it will come equipped with an Exynos 5 Octa CPU. The iPad Mini has been projected to both drive and cannibalize Apple's sales in Q1 2013, and Kim Dotcom's new site Mega launched today for advance users. Apple CEO Tim Cook, Intel CEO Paul Otellini, and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt have all been ordered by Judge Lucy Koh to submit to questioning after allegations that the three companies entered into a non-poaching pact together, and we learned today that Windows 8 upgrades will jump up to $119 come February.

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Amazon Kindle ebook rentals take the time out of reading

Amazon Kindle ebook rentals take the time out of reading

This week Amazon has unveiled Kindle book rentals in an extremely quiet fashion, opting to test it out with the public before doing any sort of press on the topic - but you can try it out right this minute if you wish. What you're going to be doing here is renting a title for a certain amount of time, with the price going up based on how many months you'd like to keep it around. Thirty day increments appear at the moment to be the turn-over for how much you'll be paying, 30, 60, 90, and 120 day periods being available for less than a dollar difference.

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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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