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Articles tagged with: ereader

Be Different With The Binatone ReadMe

If you’ve always wanted to stray from the pack, and avoid the likes of the iPad and the Kindle, read this. Electronics manufacturer Binatone, is offering a unique take on the eReader device.

It’s a seven inch Android eReader, and rocks an 800 x 400 pixel display with a QWERTY keyboard located below the screen. While it isn’t a touch screen device, you can navigate with the supplied trackpad to the right of the keyboard.

Amazon Launches Textbook Rentals For Cash-Strapped Students

The popular online retailer, Amazon, today launched textbook rentals for the upcoming Fall semester that hopes to put a serious dent in current textbook prices. As many of you know, textbooks are almost always sold by the college itself, but at much higher prices than you can find elsewhere.

Sometimes you only save $10 or $20, but other times you can save over $100 per textbook, which is a significant savings for any cash-strapped college student.

New Dutch Coin Can Be Scanned

The Royal Dutch Mint has just produced a limited edition of QR coded coins to celebrate the 100th (centennial) anniversary of the Mint in Utrecht. The silver coin is worth 5 euros and the gold coin is worth 10 euros. Both coins will be issued this month, on June 22nd.

What makes these coins unique is that you can scan the code that is found on the back of each coin. Supposedly the code will provide information on where the coin was manufactured, and the scan currently points to this site.

Toshiba Introduces New L700 And C600 Laptops

Toshiba has just revamped its Satellite L700 and C600 Series laptops, starting at $380, you’ll certainly be interested in these 15.6″ laptops, powered by AMD.

For the low price, the notebooks start out with an AMD single-core E-240 processor with AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics. To make up for the slow processor, Toshiba is packing 3GB of DDR3 memory clocked in at 1066MHz and 250GB of hard drive space to store your files.

164 New Features In iOS5!

It looks like the new iOS5 are giving developers a run for their money during the testing process. A total of 164 (and counting) features have arisen on ieatapples.com.

This is a list compiled for all those die-hard Apple fans out there who want to know exactly what’s packed in the new mobile operating system. iOS5 is likely to launch for the iPhone 4S later this year to give consumers a taste of the new software.

Analysts are still expecting iPhone 5 to come out next year, and it should be NFC (Near-fields communications) compatible. With NFC, users will be able to tap their phone against an eReader to pay for things.

Pandigital Unleashes 7″ Tablet/eReader

Pandigital has just released an eReader with Android, yay!!! The device is a seven inch tablet with a TFT LCD display, and has standard WiFi access as well as access to Barnes and Noble for eBooks. The tablet features both a front and rear-facing camera, HDMI output and a microphone-hey cool, an e-book AND video chat device! The tablet comes shipped with your basics, Facebook, Dictionary, Antivirus utility, and an OfficeSuite viewer.

American Airlines Offers First App For Nook Color

The Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color eReader received an update this week that allowed the ability to run apps, check email, and act a lot like an Android tablet, and less of a boring eReader. There will also be third part apps offered on the Nook Color, with American Airlines being one of the first. The airline has its app available on the Nook Color. The app is already offered on other Android and Apple devices, however remains a novelty on the Nook.

Nook Color Gets Android Froyo

hen you think of the Barnes and Noble Nook, you think of an eReader. Possibly bland with the need of a bit of spice, you most likely do no think of the Nook as anything revolutionary. Fortunately, that’s about to change. Owners of the Nook Color will get an update next month to include Android’s popular “Froyo” operating system. It’ll come with all the fixings,