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Amazon announces the Kindle Touch


Along with announcing the Kindle Fire tablet and the new $79 Kindle at their New York City press event today. Amazon also announced the all new Kindle Touch.

The Kindle Touch sports a IR-based touchscreen system. A totally redesigned interface that uses taps instead of physical buttons. And a new, more advance 6-inch e-Ink screen.

The Kindle Touch will come in Wifi and 3G flavors when it ships on November 21. The ad supported Wifi version will cost $99, or $139 with no ads. And $149 for ad supported 3G version, or $189 with no ads.
Both 3G versions come with free Global 3G roaming included.

Both the Wifi and 3G Kindle Touch’s are up for pre-order right now.

Source: Engadget, Amazon (Kindle Touch Wifi), Amazon (Kindle Touch 3G)

September 28, 2011 Posted by | Computer Tech and News, Computers, Mobile Gadgets, Useful Tech | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Amazon unveils new $79 Kindle

Hot on the heels of the Kindle Fire. Amazon also announced the a new ad-supported Kindle that cost $79. Which marks the first time a Kindle has been for under $100 at retail. There is also a $109 version that isn’t ad supported that available.

Amazon says that the new Kindle will be available for shipping starting today.
Edit: Here the product page for the new Kindle.

Source: Engadget, Amazon

September 28, 2011 Posted by | Computer Tech and News, Computers, Mobile Gadgets, Useful Tech | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Amazon unveils the 7-inch Android-based Kindle Fire tablet

Today at a Amazon press event held in New York City. Amazon has announced a new addition to the Kindle line up. The Android based 7-inch Kindle Fire tablet.

The 7-inch tablet lacks cameras and a microphone which are found on some recent tablets. The tablet also lacks 3G, so it’s limited to just Wifi.

The tablet with ship with a heavily customized version of Android 2.1, and will retail for $199. Amazon is also including a 30-day trial of Amazon Prime Membership with each Kindle Fire sold.

I’ll update this when there is more info!

Update: We have some specs for the Kindle Fire:

  • 7-inch IPS panel with Gorilla Glass coating
  • 1GHz TI OMAP dual-core CPU
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 8GB of internal storage
  • chassis weighs 14.6 ounces

The device also supports connectivity to the Amazon Cloud. Which will allow for theoretical unlimited storage of your purchases.

You can also pre-order the device right now from here. And it will be released on November, 15.

Source: Slashgear, Engadget, Amazon

September 28, 2011 Posted by | Computer Tech and News, Computers, Mobile Gadgets, Useful Tech | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mojang officially heading to court in “Scrolls” case

Mojang vs. Bethesda

It’s been a while since we first heard about the legal rumbling from both Bethesda Softworks and Mojang. In regards to a possible trademark lawsuit involving Mojang’s upcoming card based game “Scrolls”. In which Bethesda claimed that Mojang’s “Scrolls” infringed on their “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” trademark.

At one point, Mojang Founder Markus Persson (Notch) proposed a game of Quake to settle the case. But apparently Bethesda didn’t care for Perssons’s proposal since the case is now heading to court. According to this recent twitter tweet from Persson:

The Scrolls case is going to court! Weee! :D

Not much else is know about the case. Other than the fact it’s a trademark dispute over the name. And it’s not known when and where the case will take place.

I’ll make sure to update this, or make another when more information comes available in regards to this case.

September 27, 2011 Posted by | Computers, Video Games | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The wonders of the Internet

The internet, what a strange place it can be. A 2 year old video on youtube can go from a few a few views, to thousands of views in just a few weeks. Or how a simple inactive site can go from having under 50 daily views on average. To having between 700-900 daily views in little under a week.

That whats been going on here recently…..

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September 26, 2011 Posted by | Computer Tech and News, Computers, other, Site News | , , , , | Leave a comment