Amazon is set to unveil a new Kindle reader with a much larger screen designed for newspapers and magazines. The new model may also be an attempt to capture the textbook market. The company has a press conference scheduled for a New York university tomorrow, but the news of the device has already broken. Pictures […]
According to one estimate, half of all Kindle owners are aged 50 or above. The sampling method was far from scientific, but if anything, could have understated the proportion of older users. The figure comes via the Kindle Culture blog, which analyzed responses to a thread in the official Amazon Kindle forum asking how old […]
The next version of Bluetooth technology should mean lower power consumption, higher transfer speeds and wireless syncing of music and video libraries between computers and portable devices. The changes are part of Bluetooth 3.0, which effectively became official today when the industry’s Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) agreed to adopt the standard. It’s the last […]
In this engaging and hilarious talk from the EG’08 conference, New York Times technology columnist David Pogue rounds up some handy mobile phone tools and services that can boost your productivity and lower your bills (and your blood pressure).
AT&T is trialling sales of a netbook for just $49.99. But the catch is that buyers must subscribe to a two-year internet plan which may wipe out any savings. The deal is currently only available in Philadelphia and Atlanta but will be expanded if it’s a success. The lowest price machine offered is the Acer […]
It’s that day of the year again when journalists fear to print any story in case it proves to be an April Fool’s Day hoax. Here are our picks of some of the day’s most notable pranks in the tech world: Best cross-media hoax: British newspaper The Guardian reports that it will become the first […]
This video, which shows what Microsoft thinks await us in the next decade, was presented a few days ago by Microsoft’s Business Division president Stephen Elop at the Wharton Business Conference. Now a lot of you will probably think that the presentation is nothing but eye candy, but in this case, I disagree. I really […]
By PatB Contributing Writer, [GAS] Google introduced a new service called Latitude yesterday. It is a social networking service based on Google Maps that shows any friends that you have that are nearby. It can also be used to see the status of family that may be on the move, such as getting home from […]