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[27 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 5,674 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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[29 Dec 2011 | 3 Comments | 5,796 views]
Limericks A-Go-Go

Howard A. Nobles, a Benton resident, started writing limericks as a lark in 1999 to amuse his fellow educators and kept up that habit for about five years.
He’s turned those short poems into a book, Lost in Limerick Land, that was published this year. Pick up the paperback or Kindle edition from Amazon.com. The paperback or Nook edition is available through Barnes & Noble.
Nobles retired as the Benton Middle School assistant principal in 2004 and said his book is composed of limericks that were written on an almost daily basis …

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[27 Dec 2011 | 8 Comments | 5,014 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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[14 Oct 2011 | 19 Comments | 17,151 views]
Android vs. Apple — enough already

There has been no shortage of news for those following the fight for market share between Apple and Google’s Android operating system over the past few weeks, has there?
The release of the iPhone 4S, the death of the iconic Steve Jobs and the arrival of iOS 5 have certainly kept Apple in the news. On the Android front, the release of the Amazon Kindle Fire has generated plenty of ink as of late. However, one problematic thing has reared its ugly head when it comes to reporting on both Apple …

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[8 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | 6,424 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 | 31,615 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 …