Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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Pre-rooted Kindle Fire 6.2.1 software now available

Posted: 20 Dec 2011 05:09 PM PST

621_04This week Amazon pushed out a software update for the Kindle Fire. That's good news if you were hoping for speedier performance, the ability to remove recently used items from the carousel on the home screen, and the ability to keep your kids from connecting to WiFi without a password. But if you've rooted the tablet, installed the Android Market,...

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Now you can run Ubuntu Linux on a NOOK Tablet (sort of)

Posted: 20 Dec 2011 02:15 PM PST

Ubuntu NOOK TabletThe Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet has a locked bootloader, which has prevented hackers from figuring out how to replace the version of Android that comes on the tablet with custom software such as CyanogenMod. But that doesn't mean it's impossible to run an alternate operating system on the NOOK Tablet. In fact, you can now install and run Ubuntu...

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Deals of the Day (12-20-11)

Posted: 20 Dec 2011 01:05 PM PST

philips gogear connect2Amazon is offering free 2-day shipping on Kindles, and Google is offering millions of songs for $0.49 each (assuming you're cool with streaming your music over the internet instead of downloading and saving MP3 files). The last-minute holiday shopping season is in full swing. Here are a few of today's deals on mobile devices that probably won't arrive before the weekend...

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Amazon offers free 2-day shipping on Kindles for last-minute Christmas shoppers

Posted: 20 Dec 2011 11:15 AM PST

Amazon Kindle familyWith Christmas just a few days away, Amazon is betting that a lot of folks are still shopping for last minute presents -- and the company wouldn't mind at all if a few of those gifts were Kindle devices. So Amazon is offering free 2-day shipping on all of the latest Kindles. If you place an order by 8:00PM Pacific...

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CM7 for the Kindle Fire adds hardware video support – here’s how to install it

Posted: 20 Dec 2011 09:45 AM PST

CyanogenMod 7 on the Kindle FIreDeveloper Whistlestop has released a new version of CyanogenMod 7 for the Amazon Kindle Fire. The latest version adds support for hardware video rendering, which means that Kindle Fire tablets running CM7 can now handle high quality audio and video playback. While Whistlestop is still hoping to unlock support for Bluetooth on the Fire's wireless chip, the latest build of CM7...

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Archos 70b tablet with Android 3.2 coming in January for $199

Posted: 20 Dec 2011 08:23 AM PST

Archos 70b gen8Budget tablet maker Archos will launch an updated version of its 7 inch Archos 70 Gen8 tablet next month. What makes the new Archos 70b Internet Tablet special is that it will be the first member of the Gen8 family to ship with Android 3.2 Honeycomb. The new model will feature a 1.2 GHz processor, a 1024 x 600 pixel...

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B&N NOOK Tablet 1.4.1 update kills sideloading, lets you keep apps installed so far

Posted: 20 Dec 2011 07:47 AM PST

NOOK Tablet 1.4.1Amazon isn't the only company pushing out a software update that kills root access this week. Barnes & Noble has started rolling out version 1.4.1 of its software for the NOOK Tablet, and users that have rooted their $249 tablets are reporting that the update removes root access. It also removes the ability to sideload apps on the tablet that...

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LightPad projector turns your phone into a laptop, home theater

Posted: 20 Dec 2011 06:50 AM PST

lightpadModern smartphones have crazy fast processors, high resolution displays, and enough features to make a 10-year-old laptop weep with shame. But they're limited by their size. It's hard to watch a movie with friends on a 4 inch display, and it's hard to type your doctoral dissertation using an on-screen keyboar. QP Optoelectronics plans to show off a new device...

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Ubuntu 12.04 could offer better battery life

Posted: 20 Dec 2011 04:25 AM PST

Ubuntu PowerPopular Linux distribution Ubuntu is known for a lot of things -- but long battery life is not one of them. Users that have installed Ubuntu on notebook computers that had previously run Windows or another operating system have been complaining for years that their battery life drops after installing Ubuntu. Now Ubuntu engineer Colin King says he's taking a...

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