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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)

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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

New OnLive Pay-per-Play Game Service brings in the Future…. Maybe

Well earlier this week at GDC. A new game Service called OnLive brings Cloud-Computing to PC gaming.

OnLive Logo

OnLive Logo

OnLive has been secretly in the works for 7 years and was just announced this year at GDC. And already, a few big name developers have already starting to embrace the new service. The guys at OnLive say that the service will allow any base PC or Mac to play games Crysis and Burnout Paradise at full res. Continue reading

March 25, 2009 Posted by | Computers, Gaming Tech and News, Useful Tech, Video Games | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First View of a Near-Final Assembled Pandora

Well a few days ago. Craig, the lead dev on the Pandora put up a new video. In the Video, we get to see the first Fully Assembled Pandora. Now it’s a Near-Final unit so there are still a few changes to be made. Also in the video, we get to see the Pandora D-Pad being used along with the keypad.

I guess you want to see the video? So here you go, enjoy! And when the better video comes out. I’ll make another news post for it.

March 25, 2009 Posted by | Computers, Gaming Tech and News, Useful Tech, Video Games | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Open Pandora shown running Angström Linux

For a long time now within the the community. They have been wanting to see the Pandora run the distro of Linux that the Open Pandora guys have chose. What’s the distro they chose, Angström.
Well yesterday, EvilDragon had shown a video of Angström running non optimized with Full Desktop Mode enabled. And navigating the menus and using the apps with the now working touch screen on one of the Pandora MK2 Devboard. Continue reading

December 16, 2008 Posted by | Computers, Gaming Tech and News, Useful Tech, Video Games | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Holograms was used LIVE on CNN tonight

You heard me right. The major News giant CNN used a Hologram LIVE on the air. They did a report LIVE from New York to Chicago via Hologram. The person that was the hologram was CNN’s Jessica Yellin. Not much was said on how the setup worked. But it involves 35 Hi-Def cameras that were ringing around her at different angles. And the cameras in New York tell the cameras in Chicago where they are pointing. Telling the cameras in Chicago where to move. Therefore transmitting what appears to be a whole body. Not much else was said on how the set up worked. CNN’s Jessica Yellin said that this is the first time this technology has been used on Live television. 

A video of the the Hologram on CNN has been posted on youtube. The Video can be seen below

November 4, 2008 Posted by | Computers, other, Useful Tech | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NES DVD Player Mod

Being a tech site, I can’t be neglecting showing off mods people have made. Well I have found a mod with I think is very cool.

It’s a NES DVD Player. And it made by a modder that goes my the screen name TomBobBlender. Continue reading

April 9, 2008 Posted by | Mods, Useful Tech, Video Games | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment