Look, there are new Kindles!
Phones/ Tablets/ eReaders:
Amazon announces $119 Kindle Paperwhite with illuminated, capacitive touch display
Here’s the Rundown on Amazon’s New Suite of Kindle Fires and Kindle E-Readers
Hands-On With Amazon’s New Kindle Fire HD
Amazon cuts the price of the lowest-end Kindle to $69, reader starts shipping on September 14th
Amazon announces 7 and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDs, pricing starts at $199
Amazon unveils new Kindle Fire with doubled RAM, 44 percent better performance and $159 price
Kindle Fire HD 7-inch hands-on (Update: video)
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite hands-on (Update: video)
The Kindle Fire HD vs Kindle Fire: What’s changed?
Amazon’s 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD impressions
Amazon: the Kindle Keyboard is sticking around
Amazon’s Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD arriving in the UK October 25th, starting at £129
Every new Kindle Fire model is ad-subsidized with lock screen ‘Special Offers’
Amazon confirms: yes, you can opt out of ads on new Kindle Fire models
Amazon Officially Announces The New Kindle Paperwhite: “Paperwhite” Display, Frontlighting, 8 Week Battery, And 212 PPI
Old Kindle Gets A New Name (And A New Price): The $69 Kindle With Better Page Turns, More Fonts
Say Hello To Amazon’s New Kindle Fire Family: $159 Upgraded Original, $199 7-inch and $299 8.9-inch HD
Hands-On With The 7″ Kindle Fire HD: Excellent Display, Super Snappy, But New WiFi Is A Question Mark
Amazon Announces First Kindle Fire Tablets Outside Of The U.S., Starting At £129 In UK, €159 In France
Amazon answers glowing Nook with Kindle Paperwhite
Amazon Kindle Fires come to UK
Amazon Silk browser on Kindle Fire tracks page visits to generate trends, isn’t as spooky as it sounds
Amazon’s Silk Browser Now Tracking User Behavior For New “Trending Now” Section…Wait, What?
Hands-On With the Kindle Paperwhite’s Wonderful New Screen
Nokia Gears Up for Windows Phone 8 With Lumia 920 and 820
Nokia Lumia 920 official: Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU, 8MP PureView camera, Windows Phone 8 (video)
Nokia Lumia 920 hands-on: the dual-core, HD Windows Phone 8 flagship to take on the beasts
Nokia Lumia 920 Officially Revealed: PureView Camera, Wireless Charging, Snapdragon S4 Processor
European carrier sources: Nokia to start selling the Lumia 920 in November (update: coming to AT&T on November 2nd)
Nokia announces Lumia 820, a 4.3-inch, LTE-running, budget-friendly Windows Phone 8 handset
First Look: Nokia Lumia 920 and 820
Motorola aiming to upgrade all possible devices to Jelly Bean, promises to give you $100 credit if it can’t
New Motorola Razr Phones Boast Bigger Screens, Better Batteries
Motorola RAZR M official: 4.3-inch qHD display, 1.5GHz dual-core, hitting Verizon for $99 (update: currently $149)
Motorola bringing RAZR M to Europe with Intel mobile chip
Motorola Droid RAZR HD hands-on: a 720p Android ICS update with 2,500mAh battery life
Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD hands-on: bigger battery, beautiful display, Jelly Bean onboard
Motorola Officially Unveils The Droid RAZR HD And Droid RAZR MAXX HD
Chrome Comes Pre-Installed On New Motorola Android Devices
TV Catchup for Android arrives on Google Play
Apple UDID Leak: There’s No Proof (Yet) Of FBI Involvement, But Here’s Why You Should Still Care
Hackers Release 1 Million Apple Device IDs Allegedly Stolen From FBI Laptop
Eric Schmidt: “There Are Now 1.3 Million Android Device Activations Per Day”
With Amazon Surging in UK, Supermarket Chain Tesco Goes Shopping for E-Books
BBC News – UK broadband aided by planning permission rule changes
Hulk Smash iPad: With Avengers Initiative, Marvel Brings The Avengers To Mobile
Avengers Initiative lets Hulk loose on iOS and Android tomorrow
Marvel’s Avengers Initiative Is Almost The Strongest Portable Game There Is [Video]
Marvel Heroes MMO closed beta coming, trailer launched
Ubisoft drops its crappiest DRM, dodges all the interesting questions
Ubisoft officially drops always-on DRM. Won’t strictly admit it was a mistake, but drops it anyway
Ubisoft doing away with ‘always-on’ DRM
Ubisoft Gives Up On Its Stupid PC DRM [Ubisoft]
Pre-order XCOM: Enemy Unknown on Steam, unlock rewards
Stupid Thing Nintendo & RIM Have Done This Week:
RIM applies for patent on tablet with concealable keyboard, keeps your QWERTY love a secret
New BlackBerry 10 Spy Shots Surface
Rumor: Wii U Zelda Out In 2014
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s Newest Hire: Jacqueline Reses, EVP Of HR And Talent Acquisition
Thinix RetroUI lets Windows 8 users step off the Metro, stick to the classic desktop
SanDisk announces 32GB ReadyCache for Windows: $55 at Amazon, keep your existing HDD
Intel expands 3rd-generation CPU range, announces new 3GHz Core i7 Extreme Edition mobile processor
Questions / Email:
Question in relation to your favourite subject … Blackberry. Have been told by work that the current phone I have iPaq 914 (which is by far the most terrible phone I have ever had only use it for email when out of the office) is being replaced with a blackberry, (have begged for them to let me just have the work emails sent to my iPhone – or if i buy a Nokia Lumina or Samsung S3 or another iPhone – they’ve said no for security reasons it has to be a Blackberry – which makes no sense, but then I work for a bank so I will leave you to draw conclusions on that) I have never really liked them, girlfriend has had one, mum has had one, they’ve all been terrible.
Went and bought a playbook, and it wasn’t as bad as I was expecting, (£130 for a 64gb seemed not that bad) however, 5 mins for it to load, and it took 2hrs from on to me actually using it, and a tutorial on how to use a touch screen, that you could escape out of almost saw it being return, and it does seem to freeze and lock up randomly – much prefer my iPad, but obviously if I’m going down the route of blackberry with work, thought I’d get something with a bigger screen for reading the emails (I’m stuck with the Blackberry system now for work and would rather be able to read them, and type easier etc on a decent size screen, but it okay as we are going to get to use BBM for essential communications joy!)
They given us the choice between a Torch 9800, a Bold 9900 or a P’9981 (none of which I am tempted to go for, all of which I know I will hate so am hoping for your considering opinion so when I get it, I have someone to curse beyond myself for picking the one I’m going to end up with, but in all seriousness if you do know which is the ‘best’ of them, I’d love to know, because well they all look terrible)
I am looking at upgrading my cheap basic DVD player to bluray.. I recently upgraded the TV to a 52 inch full HD LCD and now I just need the bluray to go along with it.
My problem is i’m not totally sure what a Bluray player can really do.. I have heard you guys talk about using online features with bluray players on the show in the past and i’ve seen features like DVD upscaling and the like..
My budget is around $200 Aussie dollars. My questions for you guys are, What kind of things can a Blu Ray player actually do besides the obvious of playing movies?? Is DVD upscaling really anything significant or just an extra feature to throw on the box? and are there any specific players or brands you can recommend??
Thanks guys and love the show.
It’s that awesome time again in my life when my current 24 month contract finally dies and I can reward myself with a brand new shiny phone.
I’m currently an iPhone 4 user and have thoroughly enjoyed the Apple way of life over the past 24 months. So, common sense seems to point to the new iPhone, Its expected to be relesed around 2 weeks before my current contract expires which is almost too perfect. I am very excited about the announcement this upcoming week and can’t wait to see what Apple has in store. However . . . . . .
I was an iMac user until earlier this year when its untimely death left my iPhone and me computer-less, financially I was not in a great place so I made a panic buy and got myself tied up to an Acer Laptop! So not only had I lost my beloved iMac I’d ended up going back to the dreaded Windows. This hurt at first but as time went by I noticed something, I had gotten used to windows again, maybe it was just the memory of OS X fading but Windows 7 wasn’t all that bad.
I’m now no closer the the Apple universe than I am the Windows one, I use Gmail G+ and Chrome regularly to so I’m sitting right on the 3 way fence an the moment.
My decision to keep with the iPhone would guarantee me satisfaction but I’ll be paying top whack prices and I’d remain with my fingers in all the pie’s.
The s3 is very tempting as I do like the large screen but Android is completely new ground for me.
And the Windows phones at the moment look nice especially with the new phones expected soon.
So I have a choice to make, and this is where i need you guys to help. I put the question to you all that in my shoes, What would you do?
To be honest I’m probably going to stick with the iPhone based on my nerd-gasm reaction to the ‘it’s almost here’ poster. But nevertheless this always makes for interesting debate.
Thanks Guys for all of your awesome shows,
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