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B&N NOOK server failures prompt holiday headaches (again)

B&N NOOK server failures prompt holiday headaches (again)

It seems that while Barnes & Noble's finances have been rescued by the NOOK range, the book retailer's servers haven't been quite so resilient. Multiple reports have been hitting Twitter over the past few days, complaining that the NOOK activation and ebook download systems have been offline or overloaded, presumably with the weight of new users attempting to set up their NOOK and NOOKcolor purchases and buy content.

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Instructables Sends Out Free and Ad-Free Hackaday Edition E-Book

Instructables Sends Out Free and Ad-Free Hackaday Edition E-Book

So it seems that the owner of Instructables, a totally awesome site that tells you how to basically do ANYTHING, has sent a letter to Hackaday, another awesome site that sometimes links to Instructables. In this letter was an EPUB, and inside this electronic booklet is a selection of the 24 most popular Instructables mentioned on Hackaday during the last quarter of 2010. Why is this extra awesome and super fun? Because it's totally complete and totally ad-free!

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NOOKcolor SDK for Developers Now Available

NOOKcolor SDK for Developers Now Available

So you were hangin around when they said "The next NOOK will be NOOKcolor!" and you were on the edge of your seat when they announced "Developer Support!" you're really gonna jump for joy now - NOOK SDK v1 is available for download RIGHT THIS INSTANT. All your developer doors are about to be opened. Get those idea bags open and make some reader-centric apps for Barnes and Noble to make their NOOKcolor the explosively reader-centric reading device they mean it to be!

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A Week with NOOKcolor: The Missing Link – Viewing Manually Loaded Books and What a Root Means for the Future

A Week with NOOKcolor: The Missing Link – Viewing Manually Loaded Books and What a Root Means for the Future

As you may well know if you've been following especially closely, we were supposed to be FINISHED with our review of the NOOKcolor - the final word was just laid down earlier today, right? It went by the name A Week with NOOKcolor: 3rd Party Apps and Final Wrap-Up and spoke of everything that was outside the hardware and the reading experience. But what's that? You say I've forgotten to talk about reading books you've downloaded from sources outside of Barnes and Noble? And wait, what happened at basically the same time that post was posted - a root? Let's talk!

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A Week with NOOKcolor: 3rd Party Apps and Final Wrap-Up

A Week with NOOKcolor: 3rd Party Apps and Final Wrap-Up

Welcome to the final installment in our "A Week with" review session with NOOKcolor. This particular installment will ask the big questions and seek the big answers. This installment will show you what lies beyond the reading, what's on the mind of those who would seek developers for apps, and will deliver a final sentence on whether you, the everyday average dude or lady, should invest in this device. Behold! NOOKcolor's fancy dressing.

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A Week with NOOKcolor: Reading (aka Core Apps)

A Week with NOOKcolor: Reading (aka Core Apps)

Welcome to the second installment in SlashGear's "A Week with" review session with NOOKcolor, a device which Barnes and Noble promises will be for customers the culmination of all their knowledge on how people interact with what they read. This device is a reader-centric tablet, made by the world's largest bookstore for the people who enjoy reading the most. Today's review session revolves around the way you the user will potentially interact with the reading materials you'll be using while utilizing NOOKcolor. As this device is aimed not at those who wish for an open Android tablet experience, this review will for the most part assume that the people who will buy this device are the same people Barnes and Noble intends to market to. On the other hand, I and we know there's a large population of tech-smart individuals out there who indent to try this device out as a hacked device. While I won't be hacking into this device for your pleasure, we will be keeping you in mind.

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The Daily Slash: November 22 2010

The Daily Slash: November 22 2010

Oh my goodness the padness of today. Let me tell you all about it, then, if you're into new ways of chipping around, let Douglas L. Davis tell you all about it. First, lets get Douglas L Davis out of the way - he works at Intel and had a reconfigurable atom chip for you. Then we've got a Synology DiskStation DS211 review that I bet flew under a lot of folks radars as it was out late Friday. Then our Week with NOOKcolor began with Hardware on Saturday, Avi wrote an amazing column on 2014 VS 1984, Don tells us why his Wii is dusty, and iOS 4.2 is released for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.Then it gets really exciting: e-paper on regular paper, we get our hands on a Dell Inspiron Duo, and Notion Ink's Adam tablet receiving its very own webpage - wowzers! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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B&N NOOK Receives v1.5 Firmware Upgrade

B&N NOOK Receives v1.5 Firmware Upgrade

While those looking for an eReading device that features a colored version, rather than the more "traditional" e-ink display, have found some solace in the NOOKcolor, for all those adopters who picked up the original NOOK, it's time you get a decent upgrade to your firmware version. Not too long after the official launch of the color version, the e-ink touting NOOK has just been granted version 1.5 of its software, which brings plenty of improvements to the eReader.

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NOOKcolor Unboxing and Hands-on

NOOKcolor Unboxing and Hands-on

Welcome to the official SlashGear NOOKcolor Unboxing and Hands-on. I received this lovely treat in the mail at about 9AM through FedEx - joyous day! You know the NOOKcolor from its first official coming out ceremony back on October 26th (2010). This is Barnes and Noble's first fully color Nook: it's a 7-inch portable tablet aimed directly at those wishing to have a full reading experience. It costs right around $250 and is host to over 2 million titles (books, enhanced books, newspapers, magazines, and children's books.) Inside you'll see the slick box it comes in plus the accessories and feel of the device itself.

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