Books, Music and Movies

Tablet Battle: Amazon’s Kindle Fire vs Barnes & Noble’s Nook

During the holiday season, many tech-oriented shoppers will be scrutinizing the market for the best valued tablet. While most analysts point to the iPad as the pinnacle of current tablet design and functionality, consumers have one big beef with the product: its price. The iPad 2 starts at a whopping $499, a price that most […]

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Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

Amazon announced a new benefit for Kindle owners that have an Amazon Prime membership called the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library. Those eligible can choose from thousands of books to borrow up to a book a month with no due dates and no additional cost as a value-add to the Amazon Prime membership. The Amazon Prime […]

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Automatic Guitar Tuner Tunes Guitar Perfectly Every Time

If you don’t mind having the ‘fun’ taken out of tuning up your guitar, then this little gizmo should save you a lot of time – a robotic guitar tuner. This isn’t just a simple device that tells you whether your current tuning is too flat or too sharp, it actually listens and then tunes […]

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Book Review: Paul Allen’s Memoir: Idea Man

Book cover of Paul Allen's "Idea Man"

One of the co-founders of Microsoft along with Bill Gates, Paul Allen is one of the richest men in the United States and the world, and he recently wrote an autobiography called Idea Man. Over half the book is devoted to his early life and inevitably his time at Microsoft. The rest of the book […]

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Review: EgoBook – a Glossy Hardcopy Version of Your Facebook Profile

EgoBook sample

Addicted to Facebook? Can’t get enough? Perhaps wondering what happens to all of those interactions and photos and comments if one day Facebook goes away? Or would just like a more ‘permanent’ version of it all? You’re in luck. A 3rd-party developer has created a Facebook app called EgoBook that creates a real hard-copy book […]

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Peter Jackson’s 1st Video on the Making of the Hobbit

The Hobbit Movie logo

Ok, so perhaps a Harry Potter trailer wasn’t your speed. How about a video on the making of the Hobbit movie? This is the first of what we hope are many videos on the making of this much anticipated movie.

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Bestselling Songs at Amazon Music Now Only 69 cents

Amazon Music - Bestsellers now 69c

Well, well, well. Looks like we might have an MP3 price war on our hands. I’m ok with that – it means lower prices for us music fans! Amazon just lowered the price of bestselling new songs to just $0.69/song. Know what they cost on iTunes? $1.29. Ouch.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II Trailer

Gadget blog. Harry Potter. Huh? What? It’s kinda related, right? No? Eh, whatever. It looks pretty action-packed and of course filled with special effects. You know you’ll be there July 15th in line! Or watch in HD.

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Should You Buy a Knock-Off Brand eReader?

Nook and Kindle

A reader wrote in to ask our advice on whether they should buy a lesser-known eReader from a website selling directly from China and we felt the answer was worthy of sharing with everyone (you can ignore if you already have this subject covered). Our reader wanted to know if they should consider buying an […]

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New Upcoming Kindle Feature: Borrow Library Books

Kindle 3rd gen WiFi

If you have a Kindle or Kindle app, you’ll soon be able to borrow e-books from over 11,000 public libraries in the United States. One really nice added-value feature will be the ability to take notes in the margins, and have those notes persist if you borrow the book again and/or buy it.

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