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Monday: November 14, 2011

Engadget's thorough review of the brand new Kindle Fire tablet from Amazon.Engadget's thorough review of the brand new Kindle Fire tablet from Amazon.

Engadget covers everything here from the packaging to the performance of Amazon's first real entry into the tablet field. Engadget hails the device as quite an achievement at it's current price point ($200) but they do knock the device some by saying that it can't compete with 'normal' tablets that are currently on the market in some key factors.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 10:32 AM | Tags (10) | amazon | battery | engadget | fire | interface | kindle | packaging | performance | review | thorough |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 18, 2010

Amazon pulls the curtain back on brand new Kindle app for the Mac.Amazon pulls the curtain back on brand new Kindle app for the Mac.

Want to give e-reading a whirl without the aid of a Kindle or other e-book reading gadget? Amazon is here to save the day with a free download to do just that.  The average Kindle book will set you back about ten bucks. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:15 AM | Tags (8) | amazon | app | apple | ebooks | kindle | mac | reading | software |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Amazon to start working on a better web browsing experience for the Kindle.Amazon to start working on a better web browsing experience for the Kindle.

Engineers are hard at work, or will be hard at work once the position is filled, to bring you a richer web browsing experience on your beloved Kindle device. Maybe you'll even get to see some media (like images) when all is said and done. Images on the web, what a concept!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:16 PM | Tags (8) | amazon | browser | images | kindle | text | text | web | webmonkey |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 4, 2010

Amazon decides to acquire flexible touchscreen company. Wonder why?Amazon decides to acquire flexible touchscreen company. Wonder why?

Yes, you may be seeing the end of boring black and white e-ink on your beloved Kindle at some point in the near future. I could be wrong though, maybe black and white multitouch screens will be all the rage. The possibilities!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:21 AM | Tags (8) | kindle | amazon | device | touchscreen | multitouch | ereader | ipad | apple |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 1, 2009

Seven reasons as to why e-readers make great gifts this year.Seven reasons as to why e-readers make great gifts this year.

There are already a sea of Kindles on my morning commute into the city on a daily basis. Go ahead, be part of the 'in' crowd and buy yourself an ereader. I'll pull out an actual book and remain an outcast. Mwa ha ha!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:29 AM | Tags (10) | ereaders | holiday | shopping | gifts | commute | amazon | barnes | noble | kindle | nook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Five things that will make you want the new Barnes & Noble E-Reader.Five things that will make you want the new Barnes & Noble E-Reader.

I'm not in the market for an e-reader gadget but this thing looks really cool and it's way more attractive than Amazon's Kindle in terms of aesthetics. Overall it's a very surprising and pleasant effort from the folks at Barnes and Noble - and the price ain't too shabby either. Who wants to share some books with me?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 9:39 PM | Tags (10) | amazon | barnes | bn | design | ereader | kindle | noble | nook | reasons | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 15, 2009

Some Kindle tricks and features that you not have previously known about.Some Kindle tricks and features that you not have previously known about.

Yes, it's quite possible to take screenshots and play games with your beloved Kindle. Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:52 AM | Tags (9) | amazon | kindle | tricks | tips | secrets | ars | weird | strange | neat |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 8, 2009

Amazon's Kindle device can now be yours for just $259.Amazon's Kindle device can now be yours for just $259.

With Wednesday's $40 reduction on the Kindle, the device now costs $259. It debuted in 2007 at $399 and started this year at $359, before another price cut in July.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:32 AM | Tags (7) | amazon | kindle | price | cut | reduction | competition | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 8, 2009

Amazon makes nice to Kindle owners regarding recent deleted books snafu.Amazon makes nice to Kindle owners regarding recent deleted books snafu.

They are offering up legitimate copies of said deleted books or a thirty dollar gift card as an alternative.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:33 AM | Tags (5) | amazon | deletions | giftcards | kindle | returns |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 31, 2009

Boy sues Amazon because the Kindle ate his homework.Boy sues Amazon because the Kindle ate his homework.

The kid has got himself a brief, Jay Edelson, who is a lawyer in Chicago, and he has filed a class action lawsuit seeking punitive damages for those affected by the deletion as well as an injunction to prevent Amazon from improperly accessing Kindles in the future.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:22 AM | Tags (4) | kindle | amazon | homework | excuses |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 16, 2009

Amazon in some legal trouble regarding Kindle covers that end up breaking the device.Amazon in some legal trouble regarding Kindle covers that end up breaking the device.

The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, where Amazon is based, claims the covers designed and sold by Amazon to protect the device often end up cracking the Kindle screens due to pressure on the hinge.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 2:01 PM | Tags (7) | amazon | case | cracking | ebook | kindle | lawsuit | legal |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

Amazon decides to drop the price on Kindle 2.Amazon decides to drop the price on Kindle 2.

Stylish e-book reading can now be yours for just $299.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 4:09 PM | Tags (5) | amazon | drop | ebook | kindle | price |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

New Amazon patent hints at an ad-supported Kindle.New Amazon patent hints at an ad-supported Kindle.

You'll have to learn how to tune out ads in your favorite e-books, just like the Internet!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:28 AM | Tags (6) | ads | advertisements | amazon | gadgets | kindle | patent |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: June 17, 2009

Amazon decides to release the source code to their beloved Kindle device.Amazon decides to release the source code to their beloved Kindle device.

Should be interesting to see what the development community can do with this.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 12:20 PM | Tags (4) | amazon | code | kindle | source |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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