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Deals of the Day (12-21-2012)

Like yesterday, it turns out some of today’s best bargains are found in the Google Play Store. App and game developers are offering end-of-year discounts on some great apps. Or you could pick up a tablet that doesn’t work with the Play Store (at least not out of the box) instead. Barnes & Noble is […]

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Installing the Google Play store on a rooted NOOK HD, NOOK HD+

It’s been a few days since early users figured out how to root the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets. So what’s next on the to-do list? Installing the Google Play Store. B&N’s tablets ship with a highly customized version of Google Android, and they use the NOOK Shop for apps, books, and other content. […]

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B&N NOOK HD visits the FCC, shipping November 8th

The Barnes & Noble NOOK HD is a tablet with a 7 inch, 1440 x 900 pixel display, a customized version of the Android 4.0 operating system, and a 1.3 GHz TI OMAP 4470 CPU. B&N is taking pre-orders for $199 and up, and expects to deliver the tablet starting November 8th. That’s just a […]

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B&N NOOK HD+ gets ripped apart for the FCC’s amusement

There are at least two great sources on the internet for photos of electronic devices that have been dissected. Repair shop iFixit, and the FCC. The former takes apart new gadgets to see what it would take to put them back together again. The latter is a regulatory agency looking at the wireless components. Fortunately […]

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NOOK tablets, eReaders hit the UK for £79 and up

Barnes & Noble isn’t just launching its new NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets in the US this fall. Both of the company’s new tablets will be available in the UK in late November. The company is already selling its NOOK Simple Touch and NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight eReaders with E Ink displays in the […]