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  • March 19, 2013
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When Pottermore launched in 2011 it quickly grew to be the leading online community for Harry Potter fans (and even inspired numerous support sites and fan communities). The games, exclusive content, and wizardly duels has proven immensely attractive to the many millions of fans around the world, and next month Pottermore plans to bring that…

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  • March 15, 2013
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We just knew this was going to happen: In what I would call a near perfect fit for how the average Google Reader feels, some clever soul has made a Downfall parody video to express our anger at the imminent shutdown of Google Reader. The post Hitler Finds Out Google Reader is Shutting Down (video)…

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  • March 13, 2013
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Here’s something guaranteed to drive your nearby coworkers up the wall. Artist and designer Theo Watson has developed a new app that fixes the one least annoying feature of a laptop: it’s not noisy enough. Specifically, he’s written a free app that makes typing on your laptop sound like an old time typewriter. Check it…

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  • March 11, 2013
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Last year we rounded up five apps for writers, but we want to update with new apps. What apps do you use when you write? With the popularity of the new iA Writer app available for writers on the iPad, some of our readers wrote in asking for alternative apps that would be compatible with…

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  • March 10, 2013
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What do you know about Proximity Sensing (wrt to tablets)?  If you’re not sure what this is then now would be a good time to learn. Chances are we’re going to see tech like this on tablets in the next couple years. I was reading up on Neonode when I wrote the post about their…

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  • March 10, 2013
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Check this out: Neonode (the tech company that developed the IR touchscreen tech used in quite a few ereaders) posted the above demo video a couple weeks ago. It shows a sealed ereader submerged in an inch of water. Based on the menus, I think this is a stripped down Nook touch that has been…

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  • March 7, 2013
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There’s a satirical video going around today that makes fun of some of the  ways that guys are probably going to use Google’s still-not-yet-released HUD, Google Glass. It’s a funny video, yes, but have you seen the other one? While I was watching the video on Youtube I saw that someone else had made a…

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  • March 5, 2013
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What with all the bad financial news out of B&N HQ many Nook owners are concerned that B&N plans to abandon the Nook. This would leave many few in the lurch, and today I am thrilled to share a solution which will let Nook owners escape from B&N’s clutches. Remember Nook2Android, the service that sells…

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  • March 4, 2013
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This is the obligatory “gadget we’ve already seen twice is on display again” post for the YotaPhone, the dual screen Android smartphone that was first unveiled in December 2012. Charbax caught up with Yota Devices last week in Barcelona. There’s really not much to report beyond the fact that the phone still has 2 screens,…

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  • March 3, 2013
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Do you work in a paperless office? No? Then I have something for you. Here’s an interesting Kinect hack that appears to have been developed last Fall but only came across my desk today. It seems a Japanese engineer has come up with a new use for the Microsoft Kinect. As you probably know, the…