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[27 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 5,488 views]
Barnes & Noble waving white flag in tablet war

It’s a sad day for fans of Nook tablets — Barnes & Noble has announced it will cease manufacturing color tablets because the company is losing a lot of money on them.
It’s no secret that Barnes & Noble has been getting its teeth kicked in by the Amazon Kindle Fire since the Nook Tablet was released in 2011. How badly has Barnes & Noble fared in the tablet market? The company posted a loss of $222 million for fiscal 2013 as its current lineup of tablets — the Nook HD …

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[14 May 2013 | 3 Comments | 6,994 views]
The Pogoplug – decent media server for less than $25

A couple of years ago, I got an idea –wouldn’t it be dandy to convert my DVD collection to digital files, stick them on a couple of big hard drives and then stream them to my Xbox 360 in the living room and LG Smart TV Adapter in the bedroom? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to stream content to my iPhone and Android tablet, too, and how great would it be to be able to access files on the Internet from any Internet browser?
I was able to achieve …

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[5 May 2013 | 3 Comments | 5,059 views]
Google Play and slashed prices for Nook

The good folks over at Barnes & Noble are up to a lot these days so far as the Nook HD and HD+ are concerned. Yes, Google Play is now included on those Nooks and prices on the tablets have been slashed for Mother’s Day.
The 7″ HD and 9″ HD+ tablets are capable, to be sure, but there’s been a problem with them — users have been chained to the awful Barnes & Noble apps store. First Arkansas News, last month, posted an easy way for people to “root” their …

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[27 Dec 2011 | 8 Comments | 4,906 views]
Hands on with the Nook Tablet

Back in November, the so-called “tablet wars” heated up when Amazon released it’s $200 Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble released its $250 Nook Tablet.
While the two were compared to the Apple iPad at length here and there, the two devices are really competing against each other and against other budget-priced Android tablets. The Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire, after all, boast similar hardware specs in that they both have dual core, 1 GHz CPUs and 7″ 1,024 x 600 displays that display 169 pixels per inch. Amazon.com and Barnes …

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[8 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | 6,328 views]
Fun with a cheap Android tablet (Part 2)

The other day, we took a look at how to find help in rooting a cheap Android tablet and how that inexpensive thing could be made useful.
The Android tablet at issue is dubbed the “Cerebro” and sells for $99 with free shipping at LightInTheBox.com. Yes, we’re talking about a dirt-cheap tablet that’s built about as well as one would expect, but these can be made quite useful thanks to the hard working crew over at HcH’z TechKnow forums.It turns out the Cerebro is a fairly generic tablet built on the …

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[5 Oct 2011 | 10 Comments | 31,497 views]
Fun with a cheap Android tablet

My, but people across the nation have gone all wacky for tablets, haven’t they?
The Amazon Kindle Fire sold an estimated 250,000 units in the first few days after it was announced late last month and made available through pre-orders (the reader will hit the shelves in November). Meanwhile, a reported 2.5 million Apple iPad 2 units were sold in the first month of that product’s existence. It seems that new Android pads (and, yes, the Kindle does fall in that category) are being announced on an almost daily basis.
While there …

Retrogaming, Technology »

[10 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,779 views]
Retrogaming in style with the Atari 2600

Yes the time has come to start up a series on those obsolete gaming consoles of which a number of us are still fond.
Why is now the time to start a series about those old machines that many of us grew up with and still enjoy? Well, let me tell you a little story. Last week, we got a copy of the fantastic Fable IIIfor the Xbox 360(and, yes, that fine RPG does live up to the hype). When you get a new game, what do you want to do? …

Arts & Entertainment, Modern Audio Theater, Technology »

[22 Jul 2010 | 5 Comments | 5,234 views]
Colonial Radio inks deals with Amazon.com companies

While a lot of people producing modern audio theater programs regard money as a secondary concern, Texas-based Colonial Radio Theater has a different business plan.
At the end of June, Colonial Radio entered into agreements with two Amazon.com companies – Brilliance Audio and Audible.com – to distribute the company’s productions. Mark Vanderberg – one of the founders of Colonial Audio – said Brilliance has an aggressive release policy put together for Colonial’s productions.
In November, Brilliance will release three titles on CD – Zorro and the Pirate Raiders, Buck Alice and the …

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[26 May 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,691 views]
An eBay alternative?

The crew at Bonanzle.com may chafe a bit at being described as an alternative to online auction powerhouse eBay, but such comparisons are inevitable.
Why? Bonanzle focuses on selling those unusual, collectible items that are often hard to find — just like eBay did when that site started all those years ago. However, Bonanzle has chosen to offer users something unique rather than compete directly and paint itself into a corner — we all know what happened to those sites that tried to go toe-to-toe with eBay, don’t we?
Before getting into …