Way back in 2000, cartoonist turned comics theorist Scott McCloud discussed infinite canvas in his book Reinventing Comics. The concept, simply put, is that electronic mediums afford artists an infinite space on which to create their work. Cartoonists should, therefore, take advantage of this new found freedom.
You could call Amazon’s Kindle Fire the anti-Nexus. While the new Kindle Fire HDX may be based on Android, it’s resolutely designed to cater for avid customers of Amazon’s store, tailoring just about every part of the experience to streamline your shopping (whether digital or physical).
A tablet for readers has always been a tricky proposition. For starters, the manufacturers that have attempted to create such a thing also make dedicated e-readers -- devices with longer battery life and screens designed to make text look as much like print as possible.
Amazon took the unusual route with the original Kindle Fire, branching out from Android by adopting Google’s OS but changing it in fundamental ways until it served the retail giant’s content funnel purposes.
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Amazon today announced a pair of new tablet models for release later this fall in the form of the new Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX. The specs are right in line with the previous rumors and look to include much faster processors, higher resolution displays, and improved cameras. What we didn’t see coming, however, is the aggressive price point for the new models.Noteworthy Kindle Fire HDX include 7-inch and 8.9-inch display sizes, 2.2GHz quad-core 800 processor, Fire OS 3.0 “Mojito”, dual stereo speakers, and an 8-megapixel rear camera. Like its predecessor, this guy will be offered in Wi-Fi and 4G LTE flavors.The 7” Kindle Fire HDX is $229. It is available for pre-order starting today at www.amazon.
Introducing Kindle Fire HDX-Powerhouse Tablets Built for Work and Play All-new Kindle Fire HDX-stunning new 7" or 8.9" HDX display, quad-core 2.2 GHz processor with 3x the processing power, 2x more memory, 11 hours of battery life, and dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audioNew HDX display goes beyond HD-exceptional pixel density, perfect 100% sRGB color accuracy, reduced glare, dynamic image contrast, and improved brightness for the best viewing experience indoors or outLightest large-screen tablet-Kindle Fire HDX 8.
The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is the second half of what Amazon hopes will be a one-two knockout punch to rival tablets, sliming down the last-gen Fire HD 8.9 and boosting speed and screen resolution in the process.
Though the Amazon Kindle Fire HD will indeed be bringing a set of specifications here in 2013 that essentially match those of its first edition from 2012, a new aesthetic has hit the holder of the ebooks. What you’re getting here is the same 1280 x 800 pixel display with 1.
When Apple first unveiled Mavericks, the latest version of its desktop operating system, we noted one key takeaway: The company is committed to OS X. Meaning, those of you waiting for an altogether new experience will have to keep holding your breath. Like all the iterations before it, version 10.
mazon.com today announced that the new 7" Kindle Fire HDX is now shipping. Fire HDX combines groundbreaking hardware, the latest version of Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito," and exclusive new features and services like X-Ray for Music, Prime Instant Video downloads, and the revolutionary new Mayday button. Order now at www.amazon.
When Google announced their new Nexus 7 we knew the folks from Amazon would have something to say about it. Considering they were their biggest competitor last year, we expected something impressive, and now we know all the details on their new tablets.
One may seem like a paragon of modernity compared to its 94-year-old rival, but the UK's two biggest retailers have a lot in common. For starters, both Amazon and Tesco succeeded far beyond their original missions (bookseller and greengrocer, respectively) to become retail giants.
ComiXology, developer of the popular iOS Comics app, has reported a security breach and is asking all account holders to reset their password. The company sent out an email detailing the breach, noting that payment information is safe. However, an “unauthorized individual” did access a database with ComiXology user names, emails, and passwords.
And then there were... four? Once considereda novelty, 8-inch Windows tablets are now everywhere: Lenovohas one; so doesToshiba; and Acer is already onits second. Not to be left out, Dell recently started shipping theVenue 8 Pro, which costs about the same as its competitors ($300), but adds an active digitizer for pen input (psst: The stylus is sold separately).