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Siva Cycle Atom is Pedal Power for Your Gadgets
April 26, 2013 | 3:15 pm

Siva Cycle AtomThis Kickstarter project has funded pretty quickly over the past couple of days, and I certainly expect it to overfund significantly before the campaign is over. The concept behind the Siva Cycle Atom is using a bicycle as a generator to power a battery pack, which can be used to charge electronic devices via USB. The Siva Cycle Atom is designed with top of the line magnetic rotors and powerful lithium batteries. As you ride, it harnesses the kinetic energy to directly charge a device or store the energy in a battery. The Atom is for the modern commuter cyclist, the urban biker, the...

Google Fiber App is Now Available for iPad, Turns Tablet into a Remote
April 25, 2013 | 1:15 pm

Google FiberBy Christina Jones The Android app has already been released, but the iPad app for Google Fiber is now available. It doubles as a remote, allowing users to search TV programs, on-demand shows and movies, and schedule recordings. These can also be viewed directly from the iPad. It isn’t yet available for the iPhone, but is reportedly going to be released soon. Google Fiber is currently available only for residents of Kansas City, Kan. and Kansas City, Mo., but will be available in Provo, Utah and Austin, Texas soon. The high-speed Internet and TV service launched last November, proclaiming to be the world’s fastest Internet...

Audiobooks.com Now Offering a Free Week-Long Trial
January 14, 2013 | 4:30 pm

Few things can make for more of a fun personal experience than hitting the open road and bringing along some books-on-tape. Of course, the modern embodiment of books-on-tape, audiobooks, are the easiest means of devouring a long tome when your eyes are busy with more important tasks than reading lines on paper. Understandably, audiobooks are not for all people. Personally, I too prefer good ol' paper-and-ink. But for those times when it’s impossible to curl up with a fat paperback, Audiobooks.com is now providing deals that are worth being seriously excited about. On Monday, the company announced that—coinciding with its one-year anniversary—it's now...

The $149 Asus MeMO Pad Tablet Is No Nexus 7 Competitor
January 14, 2013 | 12:00 pm

By Jeremy Hill Asus recently revealed its new MeMO Pad tablet that’s going to be released in “emerging markets” this month, and the United States in April. This 7-inch tablet will be priced at $150, and it specifications go right along with its budget price. The MeMO Pad isn’t meant to lure anyone away from the Nexus 7 (which Asus also manufacturers) but those looking to save a little money may find this device enticing. The MeMO Pad has a 7-inch 1024×600 display, 1GB of RAM, a 1GHz processor, 8GB-16GB of expandable storage and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.  This tablet also differs from...

Hands on with the Kindle Touch update
January 10, 2013 | 4:07 pm

Amazon Kindle Touch software update   By Juli Monroe | for Technology Tell Amazon released a software update for the Kindle Touch yesterday—Wednesday, January 10—and I’ve been trying it out. (Click here for software updating instructions.) My verdict? I really like it. There had been concern that Amazon would abandon the Touch when the Paperwhite came out, and I was glad to see it wasn’t true. I’d been thinking about the Paperwhite for two reasons: added fonts and the 'Time to Read' feature. Time to Read looked very cool, especially to someone who was coming from a Nook Color that told me how many pages were left in a chapter....

Are tablets now disposable computing devices?
January 4, 2013 | 10:00 am

  By Kirk Hiner | for Technology Tell With the price of 7″ tablets now plumbing the sub-$200 level, should these entry-level units be considered disposable computing devices? ZNet’s Jason Perlow posed that question in a commentary last weekend, in which he relates an anecdote about his wife falling asleep in bed while using a Google Nexus 7 he’d recently passed on to her, dropping the tablet onto a tile floor, the impact of which shattered its glass screen. Perlow vetted out the cost of replacing the screen, discovering that ASUS charges about $170 to replace the digitizer/screen/glass assembly, and the parts for a DIY repair would cost about $140. The Nexus 7′s touch digitizer,...

REVIEW: Google Nexus 7 Tablet
December 24, 2012 | 11:19 am

  By Mike McEnaney | for Technology Tell Google’s play in the tablet market is the Nexus 7, a 7-inch screen Android tablet clearly built for on-the-go use; once you play with this one for awhile, you’ll also see it was truly designed around—and for—Google Play. While little headway has been made with regard to challengers of Apple’s iPad, we have to say the Nexus 7 may prove one of the more a formidable opponents as the tablet wars roll along. First off, just to be upfront, an iPad feature the Nexus 7 doesn’t have: no rear camera. And the screen resolution, while...

Hurry to Save $5 off $25 at Amazon.com
December 6, 2012 | 10:27 pm

  By Jeff Kleist | for Technology Tell Looking to save a little extra dough off of your holiday shopping? Visit Amazon's Facebook page, where the company is offering a $5 off $25 coupon that must be redeemed by Sunday, December 9. This deal was last offered a few weeks back, but there are a limited number of coupons available, so spend far, spend deep ... but spend it fast, before it melts like a snowman and leaves all that Facebook sharing for naught. * * *    ...

How Instapaper Ruined Me as a Reader
November 27, 2012 | 3:45 pm

By Stephen Silver | for Entertainment Tell I used to read books and magazines. Really, I did. I’ve subscribed to Sports Illustrated for as long as I’ve known how to read, and prided myself for most of my life on how many books I could read, and on how full my bookshelf was. Heck,  I even used to read a newspaper on a semi-regular basis. Thanks to the digital revolution, sadly, those days are over in my house. Downstairs, I’ve got a stack of magazines eight inches high; upstairs, my stack of unread books is taller than both of my children. No, I...

Don’t Forget: Apple’s media event live blog is today at 1:00 PM EST
October 23, 2012 | 10:26 am

Apple media event on Oct 23, 2012By Aaron Kraus | for Technology Tell Apple has called reporters together for a conference on October 23, with the vague-but-suggestive line, “We’ve got a little more to show you.” Like all Apple’s announcements, the invitation to this event does not directly reveal the product(s) to be unveiled, but does contain a subtle hint: “little.” This event will likely be familiar to anyone who was around for the unveiling of the iPod nano back in 2005, and will be characterized by three key trends: Apple’s push away from hard disk drives to flash storage, Retina displays, and a move to miniaturization....

Please join us for Apple’s October 23rd media event live blog
October 22, 2012 | 1:14 pm

  By Kirk Hiner | for Technology Tell Didn’t we just do this? Not content with the iPhone 5 announcement and release last month, Apple will be holding another media event on Tuesday, October 23rd. (That's tomorrow!) It’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that we’ll finally be seeing the iPad mini, something for which tech pundits have been clamoring pretty much since the original iPad was originally announced. The question is whether consumers want one as badly, and whether Apple has found a way to make them want one. You can find out this Tuesday, right here at the Technology Tell network, on the live blog that'll be...

The 7-inch iPad may not be a value product after all
September 15, 2012 | 1:07 pm

By Jeremy Hill | for Gadgetell Apple spent its entire media event this past Wednesday showing off the iPhone 5, the fifth generation iPod Touch, the iPod Nano and updated software for iOS and iTunes. We didn’t hear a peep about the fabled 7-inch iPad, so it’s fair to assume that’s being saved for a later event. However, I’m not so sure it will be the Nexus 7 destroyer many have made it out to be--assuming it’s real. Here’s the problem: The 7-inch iPad is believed to be a more budget-friendly version of the full sized iPad. It’s supposed to swoop in and completely...

Ematic releases the EXP8, an Android tablet with a 9.7-inch display and a $180 price tag
September 11, 2012 | 10:49 pm

By Robert Nelson | Gadget Tell Ematic has announced its latest Android tablet, the EXP8. The tablet is available in three colors (black, gold and copper), and you can pick  one up at walmart.com. Those interested can expect to pay $179.99, which, honestly speaking, seems to be a bit on the high side given the current crop of competition. That being said, lets cover the specs so you can come to an educated decision on your own. The Ematic EXP8 features include: - 9.7-inch Capacitive Touch IPS display - 1.2GHz processor with 400MHz GPU - 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage - 5GB of cloud storage - A microSD...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 available for pre-order at Best Buy Cananda
September 11, 2012 | 1:01 am

Best Buy Canada has recently listed another tablet, although this one is not yet available. Nonetheless, it's an interesting product listing because it does offer a potential release date for the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. And on top of that, the tablet is priced at $499.99 and currently available for pre-order. Getting back to that release date—the listing notes that “this product is scheduled to arrive in our warehouse on 09/26/2012.” Simply put, those who move forward with a pre-order can expect delivery towards the end of the month. Otherwise, the tablet will include a 10.1-inch (1280 x 720) display, quad-core 1.4GHz processor,...

Sony Xperia Tablet S now available for purchase
September 9, 2012 | 11:36 pm

By Robert Nelson | for Technology Tell Sony unveiled the Xperia Tablet S back in late-August during IFA, and it looks like the tablet has since come available for purchase. Those interested will be able to make the purchase by way of the Sony Store, where the tablet is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models. The tablets are priced at $399.99, $499.99 and $599.99 respectively. Also worth noting: Those who make the purchase will “get 3 digital movies on Google Play” — a $45 value. Otherwise, the Xperia Tablet S is running Andorid 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich; features include a 9.4-inch (1280 x 800) HD...

Ainol Novo 7 Crystal tablet with Jelly Bean expected in late-September with a $139 price point
September 9, 2012 | 11:23 pm

By Robert Nelson | for the Technology Tell network It looks like another low-priced Android tablet will soon be coming available. The latest is by way of Chinese tablet maker Ainol, and the device will be the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (see video below) running Ainol Novo 7 Crystal. A bit more specifically, the tablet is expected to be available later this month (September) and priced at $139. In terms of the specs, the Novo 7 Crystal will (as the name would imply) have a 7-inch display. The display will be a 7-inch IPS touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 600. Other specs include a...

Got a New E-reader? We’ll buy your old one.
August 31, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Now that TeleRead has left the warm embrace of NAPCO's Publishing Group and has made its way across the office and into the Consumer Technology Publishing Group, I would be remiss not to share with you the consumer electronics trade-in program sponsored by Technology Tell.                 The program is just about as simple as possible: Let us know which device you're interested in selling, and we'll offer you a price. Our trade-in categories include iPhones, iPads, iPods, phones, both DSLR and point-and-shoot cameras, laptops, tablets and e-readers, and even video games, game consoles and (get this) calculators!                 Need more specifics? Click here to...

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