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  • Nook update adds “Read in Store” functionality

    Nook update adds “Read in Store” functionality

    Huh. This is interesting. So Barnes & Noble just added “Read in Store” functionality to the Nook, a feature that allows you to browse any ebook on your Nook while you’re in the store. When you leave, the ebook disappears. It’s the Brigadoon of ebook reading. The update also adds chess, soduku, and some improvements to [...]

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  • Maybe Hulu is right to block Boxee?

    Maybe Hulu is right to block Boxee?

    If I may, I'd like to play devil's advocate to something I wrote a few days ago. To quickly summarize, Boxee took issue with NBCU's Jeff Zucker's characterization that Boxee was some sort of rogue piece of software, and that Hulu is in the right whenever it blocks access to the XBMC-derived media player. How about this: maybe Hulu is right to block Boxee? Let's see where this takes us.

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  • Apple Now Lets You Preview iPhone Apps In Your Browser

    Apple Now Lets You Preview iPhone Apps In Your Browser

    In November 2009, Apple launched a feature dubbed iTunes Preview, which essentially enabled people to see what music is available on iTunes from their Web browser without the need to fire up - or install - the desktop software program. At the time, you weren't able to actually listen to a sample of music tracks from your browser, but that changed earlier this year when Web-based audio previews were quietly added (paving the way for the imminent roll-out of iTunes.com). This morning, Apple activated the iTunes Preview feature for iPhone / iPod Touch applications in addition.

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  • Gruber on the Tablet

    Gruber on the Tablet

    Good old John Gruber. While the rest of us are panting, he sits in the corner, calmly stroking his luxurious beard. He thinks the Tablet is real, I doesn't know anything about, all of his best sources say Apple's best designers are incognito, and that Steve loves the project.

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  • The Nook gets Pandora, web browser, Facebook apps

    The Nook gets Pandora, web browser, Facebook apps

    In the proud tradition of the CueCat the street is finding its own use for the Nook, adding Facebook, Pandora, and Browser apps to the ereader. Nookdevs have already rooted the Android-powered ebook and programmers have succeeded in installing multiple apps that have been ported to the version of the OS running on the Nook. What [...]

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  • Dolphin browser for Android adds multitouch support on Droid

    Dolphin browser for Android adds multitouch support on Droid

    We've already seen that the Droid is perfectly capable of implementing multitouch gestures in third-party apps, and the most high-profile (if not the most important, period) implementation of that is in a good web browser where non-stop zooming is a way of life -- especially when browsing sites designed for desktops. Dolphin -- which has been kicking around for a couple months in the Market -- has just added multitouch support on the Droid, which automatically makes it an interesting alternative to Android's mediocre (well, mediocre by WebKit standards, anyhow) built-in fare. Follow the break for a video overview -- or better yet, if you're running Android and you've got a couple fingers to spare, just check it out yourself.

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    Dolphin browser for Android adds multitouch support on Droid originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Sun, 29 Nov 2009 18:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Is Sony trying to get Firefox ported to the PS3?

    Is Sony trying to get Firefox ported to the PS3?

    So this is reasonably exciting. Some super secret source told PlayStation Insider that Sony has talked to Mozilla about porting Firefox to the PS3. Note the wording of that sentence: talks about porting Firefox. Needless to say, if this is even true, then we're at a very early stage of development.

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  • Nokia’s Maemo 5-equipped N900 on sale in America for $649

    Nokia’s Maemo 5-equipped N900 on sale in America for $649

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    We've already given you a glimpse at the N900, but as of today, you Yanks in the crowd can wrap your own limber paws around Nokia's hero device. Admittedly tailored for enthusiasts and developers to use while the company maneuvers Maemo into its product line, the N900 is now available through Nokia Flagship stores in New York and Chicago, the firm's website and "various independent retailers and e-tailers." A tidy sum of $649 (or $510 if you're smart enough to check Amazon) nabs you an unlocked version with a 5 megapixel camera, 32GB of internal storage and a bombastic, Flash-lovin' web browser. Ain't no shame in lusting after one, but tell us earnestly -- are you forking out nearly seven bills to bring one home?

    Nokia's Maemo 5-equipped N900 on sale in America for $649 originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Wed, 18 Nov 2009 10:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Twitter, Facebook come to Xbox 360 on Nov. 17

    Twitter, Facebook come to Xbox 360 on Nov. 17

    As of next Tuesday, November 17, you'll be able to access Twitter and Facebook on your Xbox 360. The software update is free, like previous updates, and also includes Last.fm and Zune video compatibility. “What are you doing?” “Losing to 12-year-olds in Modern Warfare 2 over and over again! Not fun.”

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  • Rejoice! BlackBerry support arrives on Celio REDFLY

    Rejoice! BlackBerry support arrives on Celio REDFLY

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    We heard it'd be here in mid-Q4, and sure enough, it's here. And by "it," we mean "BlackBerry support for Celio's largely unwanted REDFLY Mobile Companion." Starting today, those looking for the Foleo's long lost cousin can snap up a REDFLY and download a free driver that adds compatibility for RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9000, Curve 8900 and Tour 9630. Granted, it's not like the BlackBerry web browser will be any less painful to use on an enlarged screen, but hey, whatever suits your fancy.

    [Via TestFreaks, thanks Nirckolas]

    Rejoice! BlackBerry support arrives on Celio REDFLY originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Tue, 03 Nov 2009 19:11:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Mobile web usage sees another upswing (Opera)

    Mobile web usage sees another upswing (Opera)

    Browser maker Opera has released its latest 'State of the Mobile Web' report this morning, claiming that there was a huge surge in mobile web usage past September. Last month, more than 35.6 million people used Opera Mini (which is now serving over 500 million pageviews per day on average on a wide range of mobile devices), up 11.5% compared to August 2009 and more than 150% compared to September 2008. The Norway software developer also claims more than 2 petabytes of data is now processed by its servers on a monthly basis. That'd be 2,000 terabytes.

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  • WordPress.com Blogs: Now more mobile friendly

    WordPress.com Blogs: Now more mobile friendly

    I’m a big fan of WordPress, be it their free blogging service (WordPress.com) or their free blogging platform (WordPress.org). Heck, the entire TechCrunch Network and my personal blog run on the stuff. As of yesterday, two mobile themes, a modification of WPtouch and an updated version of the WordPress Mobile Edition (both shown above), became [...]

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  • Samsung Instinct HD coming to Sprint September 27

    Samsung Instinct HD coming to Sprint September 27

    Sprint may not be the number one mobile carrier, but it sure does seem to be picking up the slack in the handset department recently. The Now Network is expected to get yet another new mobile in the form of the Samsung Instinct HD. Looks like the rumor we noted back in August about a September [...]

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  • Affordable 7-inch touchscreen PMP is just aching for a web browser

    Affordable 7-inch touchscreen PMP is just aching for a web browser

    Oh Brando, you tickle the collective fancy of internet users everywhere with your $177 touchscreen portable media player. It plays back high-definition video files, it can be hooked up to a TV, it doubles as a digital photo frame, and it’s expandable via microSD cards.

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  • About a Quarter Of Facebook Users Connect Via Mobile Phones

    About a Quarter Of Facebook Users Connect Via Mobile Phones

    Facebook's quest to become the social operating system of the Web is driven by how many how many other Websites and apps tap into the social network through Facebook Connect. The mobile Web is a big target for Facebook. Back in March, it made Facebook Connect available to iPhone apps, since those are the most fully featured and popular. Today, it took another step in expanding the reach of Facebook Connect to any mobile phone with a Web browser. Called Facebook Connect For Mobile Web, it will let any mobile site accept Facebook IDs for sign-on, grab social data from Facebook with permission from the user, publish items into their Facebook stream, and more.

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