Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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Google Books lets you download eBooks in Chrome for offline reading

Posted: 21 Dec 2011 03:06 PM PST

Google Books offlineGoogle Books has launched a new feature that lets you download and save books using the Chrome web browser, allowing you to read eBooks even when you don't have an internet connection. That makes Google Books a heck of a lot useful if you're one of the handful of people that has a Chromebook, or if you just like reading...

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Skytex Skypad Alpha 2 tablet now available (on sale for $169)

Posted: 21 Dec 2011 02:31 PM PST

Skytex Skypad Alpha 2As promised, Skytex has started taking orders for the Skypad ALpha 2. It's an Android tablet with a 7 inch display, a 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, and Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread operating system. It has a 5-point multitouch display, support for 1080p HD and 3D video, and HDMI output. Those features are almost enough to make me overlook the lose resolution,...

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Rockchip bringing more than 35 tablets to CES 2012

Posted: 21 Dec 2011 02:25 PM PST

Rockchip RK29xxChinese chip maker Rockchip plans to show off tablets from 35 to 40 different brands at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. The company's 1.2 GHz RK2918 ARM-based processor supports Android 4. Ice Cream Sandwich and it's likely that at least some of the new devices will use Google's new operating system. Most of the companies that produce tablets with Rockchip CPUs...

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Deals of the Day (12-21-2011)

Posted: 21 Dec 2011 01:30 PM PST

Samsung Series 3The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is still on sale for less than half its list price, and Best Buy has the best deal on the tablet at the moment, with a 32GB model selling for just $250. If you're in the market for a thin and light laptop, on the other hand, Staples has a great deal on an 11.6 inch...

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Ultrabooks and notebooks to become indistinguishable next year

Posted: 21 Dec 2011 12:20 PM PST

Acer Aspire S3Today's ultrabooks are thin and light laptops which weigh around 3 pounds or less, have the latest Intel processors, solid state disks, and quick-boot and fast resume technology. Most of them have screens that are 13.3 inches or smaller. Next year that will change. We've Samsung is already planning to build an "ultrabook" with a 13 inch screen and optical...

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Now you can browse the Android Market on an Amazon Kindle Fire

Posted: 21 Dec 2011 10:43 AM PST

Amazon Kindle Fire with Android MarketThe Amazon Kindle Fire ships with the Amazon Appstore for Android applications rather than the official Google Android Market. And up until recently you couldn't even visit market.android.com in the Kindle web browser (or a third party web browser). Amazon would automatically redirect links to its own app store. On the one hand, if you were browsing for apps on...

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Firefox 9 for Android adds tablet UI, faster startup

Posted: 21 Dec 2011 09:34 AM PST

Firefox 9 for tabletsMozilla has released version 9 of the Firefox web browser for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The latest update is also the first to include a new tablet-friendly user interface for devices running Android 3.0 and up. Like the mobile phone version of the app, Firefox for tablets lets you access browser tabs by sliding from left to right across...

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Amazon Kindle for iOS 2.9 turns an iPad into a giant Kindle Fire

Posted: 21 Dec 2011 08:13 AM PST

Kindle 2.9 for iOSAmazon has pushed out an updated version of its Kindle app for iOS, and it adds features that had previously only been available on the Kindle Fire tablet and Kindle E Ink devices. Kindle 2.9 for iOS  lets iPad users can now read magazines from the Kindle Store as well as digital reproductions of textbooks. But iPhone and iPod touch...

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Intel starts showing off Medfield-based smartphones, tablets

Posted: 21 Dec 2011 07:05 AM PST

medfield phone reference designIntel is finally getting ready to launch chips for phones and tablets that could compete with ARM-based processors in terms of performance and power consumption. The company has been working on its next-generation Atom design, code-named Medfield, for a few years. But now Intel is starting to demonstrate reference devices based on the platform. The MIT Technology Review got to...

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Lenovo ThinkPad X130e notebook launch pushed back to February, 2012

Posted: 21 Dec 2011 04:30 AM PST

Lenovo ThinkPad X130eThe Lenovo ThinkPad X130e is a portable, rugged laptop designed for students. It's the latest in the company's line of 11.6 inch ThinkPad notebooks, following the X120e and X100e. Lenovo had originally promised to start taking orders for the laptop today for $469 and up. But now the launch has been delayed until February. The good news is that the product pages for...

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