Posts tagged Nate Hoffelder
Post-Apocalyptic Reading: A short story from the end of the world
December 10, 2012 | 10:00 am
With the End of the World coming up on the 21st of December and all, we need to consider our reading options carefully. (Here’s a tip: don’t start the Wheel of Time series.) Nate Hoffelder has a piece on Digital Reading in a Post-Apocalyptic World over at the Other Place that got me thinking ... Maw was kinda upset the day the Apocalypse came. I remember her yellin’ at Paw: "Bruce! You’re a CPA! What the hell use are YOU gonna be?" But Paw, he just took it calm. "Elsie," he said, "I got on to the file-sharin’ sites before the power went down." He held up...
Toys R Us to Launch their own Toddler Tablet named “Tabeo”
September 10, 2012 | 10:52 am
Toys R Us has officially listed the latest Android tablet that has been designed specifically for children. The model is known as the Tabeo, and it brings a 7-inch display along with a slew of aimed-at-children features such as a drop-safe number and child-friendly interface. The tablet will be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, and will come pre-loaded with more than 50 educational and gaming apps, including Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, and the ever-popular Temple Run. The Tabeo Tablet is currently available for pre-order only, and it's priced at $149.99. The Toys R Us listing is showing an...
Barnes & Noble to launch new Nook Color November 7th, The Digital Reader reports
October 28, 2011 | 7:15 pm
At The Digital Reader blog, Nate Hoffelder has heard from three different sources, at least a couple of whom are Barnes & Noble employees, that Barnes & Noble will be launching its next generation of Nook Color on November 7th. One source remarked on the huge “NOOK boutique” that his store built, complete with LED TVs, touchscreen point-of-sale systems, and so on, which his manager said “was not designed to house just 2 nooks.” It will be interesting to see whether this pans out. As Hoffelder points out, given that the Kindle Fire will be shipping soon, this is...