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Lilbits (11-25-2013): Pre-order Qualcomm’s $350 Toq smartwatch (or don’t)

Qualcomm’s Toq smartwatch is a wearable device with a low-power display that’s designed to be easy to read in direct sunlight. You can pair it with a phone to view weather forecasts, notifications or incoming calls, and I suppose you could also tell time with the Toq too. But that limited functionality comes at a […]

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E Ink launches next-gen “Carta” display technology

You know how Amazon says the new Kindle Paperwhite has a higher contrast screen than its predecessors? It looks like Amazon has E Ink to thank for that. The company that makes the screens found in most eReaders has unveiled its next-gen display technology, called “Carta.” According to E Ink, the new screens have whiter […]

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Amazon’s next-gen Kindle Paperwhite coming Sept 30th

Amazon has accidentally revealed plans to launch a new Kindle Papeewhite eReader on September 30th. A listing for the new eReader went live on the Amazon website briefly this morning, before it was removed. Update: Since the cat’s already out of the bag, Amazon has apparently decided to just go ahead and start taking pre-orders. […]

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is out of stock – new models on the way?

Amazon’s expected to launch a new line of Android tablets this fall. But what about the company’s black and white eReader lineup? Is there a new model in the works to replace the Kindle Paperwhite? While there has been leak after leak providing details about the company’s new tablets, I haven’t heard much about a […]

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Kindleberry Wireless: Using a Raspberry Pi and Kindle Paperwhite as a portable workstation

A Rasberry Pi is a $35, hackable  mini-computer. An Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is a $119 eReader with long battery life and an outdoor viewable display. And if you poke around a bit, you’ll find it’s fairly hackable too. So when developer Max Ogden was looking for a portable workstation that he could use outdoors, he […]

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Amazon wants to be big in Japan, launches Kindle line

Amazon has been working to expand its Kindle business around the globe, and the latest stop is Japan. The company has announced that the Kindle Store is now open in Japan and the Kindle Fire, Kindle HD, and Kindle Paperwhite are all up for pre-order. Amazon’s 7 inch Android tablets will ship in Japan starting […]