Archive for October, 2009

31
Oct
09

Report from the trenches: Recon at Barnes and Noble

It took stealth, cunning, and nerves of steel (along with a cell phone camera and a friendly clerk), but here is my report from tonight’s visit to Barnes and Noble to scope out their nook displays.

Even before you enter the store, you are greeted with HUGE mock nook in the window. I kind of want one that size! … [visit site to ]

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  1. Exciting Plastic Logic eReader uses Barnes & Noble eBookstore for eReading 700,000 eBooks
  2. Barnes and Noble unveils theSource: Gear Diary RSS Feed
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31
Oct
09

BGR sits down with WIND CEO Ken Campbell

Canadians have long craved for a new wireless carrier to bust onto the scene and break up what is often described as the anti-competitive practices of incumbents Bell, Rogers and TELUS (aka “The Big Three”). Following Industry Canada’s 2008 auction of Advanced Wireless Services, the majority of hope was placed in a swaggering upstart which recently announced it would operate under the WIND brand name. But this Thursday, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications CommissionSource: The Boy Genius Report RSS Feed

30
Oct
09

Bayonetta’s nonstop-climax action starts January 5

If you were just about to place an order for the Japanese PS3 version of Bayonetta, having just learned that it’s in English, hold on! Sega has announced Western release dates for Platinum Games’ foot-gunnin-action game, and they aren’t terribly far off. Bayonetta will arrive in North America on January 5 and in Europe on January 8. Sorry, Darksiders!
In the meantime, you can check out some of the humiliating (and potentially NSFW) extra costumes that are available in the game.Source: Xbox 360 Fanboy RSS Feed

30
Oct
09

NDTV Q2 Results: Revenues Grow 17%, Expenditures Down 10%

NDTV has registered a 17% growth in revenues at Rs 140.37 crore against Rs 120.27 crore a year earlier. The company registered a net loss of Rs 85.59 Crores against Rs 83.41 Crores in the sequential quarter.

The standalone revenues figure came in at Rs. 69.35 Crores a dip of 6 % from corresponding quarter whereas net loss was Rs. 11.85 Crores.

The company also managed to lower its expenditure for the quarter through various cost cutting measures taken by the management in pastSource: WATblog RSS Feed

29
Oct
09

20% off + Extra 20% : HP Personal / Pocket Media Drives & SimpleSave

Whether you’re running a small business or a small household there’s probably one area – data backup – where you’re not paying close enough attention. Just yesterday I had a client who hadn’t backed up their server in … [visit site to ]

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  1. Updated Western Digital WD TV Live Network HD Media Player – $120
  2. Submit an interesting media project proposal – win an HP xw4600 workstation
  3. Ceramic Seashell 3 Port USB Hub – sand extra

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29
Oct
09

nintendo dsi ll officially revealed: bigger on the outside, still the same inside

The rumors were right – Nintendo officially unveiled the DSi LL, which is basically a Nintendo DSi but with much larger 4.2-inch screens, a 93% increase over the 3.2-inch screens on the DSi. The DSi LL also has 2 pens, a relatively jumbo sized 5-inch pen and a smaller pen that’s still slightly larger than the touch pen on the DSi. The big N says that customers have long wished for a DS with a bigger screen. Did customers also wish for a five-letter product name that is not a word and has Source: technabob RSS Feed

27
Oct
09

Breaking: Non-Ugly USB Card Readers

Elecom’s new everything-in-one memory card reader is exactly the same as every other cheap memory card reader you can buy, with on exception: it is good-looking enough that you won’t want to hide it away in a drawer when you’re done transferring files.

To this end, the Japanese company has put a magnet inside it so you can stow the reader proudly anywhere there is metal in your home. Like, for instance, erm… the refrigerator?

It might sound frivolous, but it’s a fairSource: Wired RSS Feed