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Digg CEO Andrew McLaughlin was at a conference earlier this week at Internet Week New York, and he dropped a few hints about the Google Reader replacement that Digg has been working on. Digg’s news reader is going to simply be called Reader, and it will be integrated into Digg’s existing platform rather and will…

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Qualcomm got a lot of press this week for a dummy 5.1 inch smartphone screen, but I would bet that the screen from Qualcomm’s other screen tech division has a better chance of hitting the market. Several folks from Pixtronix were in the Qualcomm booth this year, showing off a new 7″ display that is…

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That $149 Nexus 7 clone I reported on a couple days ago is now official, and it has a $99 sibling. The Chinese gadget maker Hisense has just posted a press release for the official launch of their Sero tablets. There is going to be a pair of 7″ Android tablets, and in the US…

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E-ink is best known for their ereader screens, but lately they have been making a strong push into other markets. For example, they are now providing screens for a number of DIY and development kits from Freescale, AdaFruit, SEEED, SparkFun, and more. I happened across a few of the kits in the E-ink booth at…

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Looking for a Netflix streaming movie to watch this weekend? Online content-smith Mike Brunson has created a massive flowchart helping you explore Netflix streaming based on your mood. We’ve embedded the complete infographic below–what’s your favorite? Answer a few simple questions and you can find a film to watch this holiday weekend: I’ve done Google…

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Tolino was always intended to be Germany’s answer to the Kindle Store, but until today it was missing one of its competitor’s core features: self-published ebooks. That changed today. ePubli, a self-pub service owned by the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, was pleased to announce today that they are now distributing ebooks to Tolino. Self-published authors and…

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  • May 23, 2013
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Amazon still isn’t saying anything about the rumored smartphone everyone is talking about, but they are definitely making their Android ambitions clear. Early this morning the retail giant announced that the Kindle Fire HD tablets were now available for pre-order from 170 countries, with the first models shipping out on 13 June. The tablets are…

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Original authors and their amateur adapters can now jointly ‘monetise’ the popular spinoffs George RR Martin hates fan fiction, Anne Rice has banned it, Ursula K Le Guin calls it “an invasion”. But a host of authors have signed up to a new programme from Amazon, which encourages any fan who fancies it to write…

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Time is running out to find a replacement for Google Reader, and if you’re still looking then I have a new alternative for you. The developers of EldonReader contacted me earlier this week. This is a brand-new, completely independent Google Reader alternative which has launched in the past few weeks. It’s still quite raw, and…

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The imminent demise of Google Reader is creating all sorts of activity in the news reader market, and Zite is trying to use it to their advantage. This news aggregator isn’t actually trying to become a replacement for Google Reader, and today it made that official. There is a new blog post up on the…