Dexter Industries makes a Raspberry Pi add-on called BrickPi, which connects the ultra cheap computer to LEGO’s NXT Mindstorms parts. To show off what you can do with its kit, they made a robot that reads eBooks aloud.
If you’re in the market for new tablet and you like Amazon’s Fire HDX line, the company announced that its latest tablet began shipping this week. As of yesterday the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX tablet began shipping to customers around the world.
The gadget-opening geeks over at iFixit have laid hands on the new Kindle Fire HDX seven-inch tablet and proceeded to tear open the device. The teardown uses a look at what the hardware inside the tablet looks like.
Amazon has announced a couple of important details for fans of its Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablet. While the tablet has finally launched in Europe and Japan, buyers in the US can now purchase the tablet at a lower price.
If you’ve got a Kindle you’re planning on upgrading, and you’re wondering what to do with your old eReader, then check out what Gef Tremblay did with his old Kindle. He hacked it into something he calls a Kindleberry.
Amazon today took wraps off a whole new family of Kindle tablets and e-readers, taking aim at top, middle and bottom of the portable media device market. The biggest announcement of the day was the new series of Kindle Fire HD tablets, ranging in size from 7″ to 8.9″ and aiming squarely at Apple’s iPad juggernaut.
Anyone that’s ever stayed in a hotel knows that if you open the nightstand drawer next to the bed, you’re going to find a copy of the Bible place there by the Gideons. The Gideons have been placing Bibles in hotel rooms for years and it is estimated that nearly 80,000,000 were distributed last year alone.
Today’s youth may be preoccupied with camp vampire or camp werewolf, but we geeks have had years of our own team debate: Kirk versus Picard. Frankly, I’ve never been a big fan of the original Star Trek series, I only started watching when TNG aired and Jean-Luc is still the captain of choice for me.
Wearing your tablet around your neck might seem a bit silly, but I can see it being useful in a few different situations. Perhaps if you work in the field, a warehouse or in a hospital, it would be handy to have your tablet right there in front of you.
I knew the second that Amazon unveiled the new Kindles that are $30 to $40 less than the regular unit in exchange for viewing ads that I would never want the cheaper version. $30 to $40 is barely a discount to permanently put up with annoying ads on something you are still paying for.
TechCrunch’s MG Siegler claims he got his hands on a pre-production version of the much anticipated Amazon Kindle tablet. Will it be on your holiday wishlist? The 7-inch tablet is clearly set to compete with Barnes & Noble’s Nook, but will it compete with the iPad 2?
My wife has a Kindle that she uses all the time. She racks up a hundred bucks or more in charges for new books each month and when she gets tired of reading, she uses the robotic voice on the Kindle to read the books to her.
The Kindle – or any eBook reader that uses E-Ink for that matter – is great for reading in bright light, because you won’t get glare or reflections on the screen. On the other hand, it’s not great for reading in a dimly lit area, which is why Amazon sells official Kindle leather covers with a built-in LED light.
A handful of people have noticed that the price for Amazon’s Kindle has been steadily dropping. That fact alone shouldn’t be surprising, because almost any gadget experiences a price drop as time passes by. The thing is, the rate at which the price of the device is decreasing is quite consistent, and if we were to trust in that rate, then we can predict that by November of this year the Kindle would be free.