The New York Times tipped that a new eReader from Barnes & Noble is currently in the midst of getting its final touches. The new eReader from Barnes & Noble will be the fifth in its line of digital reading devices called the Nook. The details of the eReader are scant, but what we do [...]
While the Nook tablet may have appealed to a certain kind of mobile user, not everyone was a fan of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, so it did not reach that wide of a market. But if you really preferred Barnes & Nobles ' e-book reader over all others like Kindle, Kobo, Aldiko, etc, then this will be good news for you.
Splitting Nook from Barnes & Noble may not be a good idea for the digital branch after all. In releasing their fourth quarter earnings, Barnes & Noble showed an overall positive holiday quarter, but Nook is bringing them down. Nook revenue fell 55% over last year, casting doubt on which of Barnes & Noble’s two halves (physical or digital) is really failing.
Microsoft and Barnes & Noble have officially parted ways on the Nook. The digital reader turned tablet saw an investment from Microsoft in 2012 to the tune of $300 million. At the time, the cash gave Microsoft an 18% stake in Nook.
For a long while, it looked as if Microsoft and Barnes & Noble would become more than just firm friends. The pair had been entangled in a similarpartnershipthat the software giant had withNokia, throwing $300 million to support the ailing bookseller.
This week the folks at Barnes & Noble announced that they'd be buying back the shares of Nook they'd sold over the past several years. This began with an October 2012 investment by Microsoft of $300 million dollars to create Nook Media LLC. Two months later, British education and publishing company Pearson purchased a stake in Nook for $89.5 million.
New York City is in the midst of a bitcoin crime wave, according to the Observer . Well, wave may be a bit strong, but there have been at least two "stagecoach robbery" type of crimes. The details are crazy:A New York City firefighter named Dwayne Richards was recently held up, stabbed and robbed by thieves who were after his bitcoin, the Observer has learned. From what we’ve discovered, Mr.
I’m going to be blunt with you, words can’t do justice to the experience of using HTC’s Vive virtual reality headset . There’s nothing quite like slipping into a virtual 3D world, as I did this week in a preview of Vive ahead of developer units shipping this spring.
Apple will tell the world the final details of the Apple Watch on March 9. So, what are people expecting? On this week's Jay and Farhad show, Business Insider's Jay Yarow and Steve Kovach (who's filling in for New York Times columnist Farhad Manjoo), discuss what they want to hear from Apple about the Apple Watch.
Some details of a new smartphone from HTC have leaked and the device is the HTC Hima. The Hima is believed to be the replacement for the HTC One and the leaked details come from a leaker called Upleaks. It’s worth noting that Upleaks is notoriously accurate with the information offered. That means as far as leaks go this information is as good as it gets.
Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, owns a space exploration company. Lawrence J. Ellison, chairman of the Oracle Corporation, has his own private Hawaiian island.And last year, Jeff Bezos, who as chief executive of Amazon has made billions turning the book publishing business on its head, decided to buy one of the country’s oldest newspapers, The Washington Post. But, according to Mr.
For years, federal and local authorities have been using a surveillance tool called StingRay to tap in on cellphone calls, texts, email, and other data.The problem is nobody knows quite what it does or how it’s been used. This is because authorities using the technology have been forced to sign confidentiality agreements.
Some images and specifications for a slew of new smartphones from Lenovo have hit the web this week. All of the devices are tipped to get official at MWC next month. The new smartphones include the Lenovo Vibe X3, S1, P1, and P1 Pro. All of the phones appear to be made of metal rather than the cheap plastic casings previous Lenovo smartphones have used.
SanDisk makes SSDs and other storage devices that are designed to fit into just about every usage scenario you can think up. The company has unveiled a new family of SSDs called the Z440s that is designed from the ground up to be affordable and to address the need for solid state storage in laptops and other specific applications where affordability is key.
I hate keys. They get lost, freeze up, fall on the ground, take up space in my pocket, and scratch things like my smartphone. And, now that my car has keyless entry and ignition, I even get annoyed at carsthat require me to dig in my pocket and take out the keys. Such a hassle.
This week Apple's Spring event delivered final details for the release of the Apple Watch. Along with the final drop, the company revealed that they'd been working with HBO for an exclusive on web-only streaming content for their Apple TV. The service is called HBO NOW and it requires no cable subscription to get you HBO content. They'd also been working on a new MacBook line.
Ricoh plans to show off a modest array of new photography products at CES 2015 this week, and among them will be a new DSLR camera which is yet to be named. The camera will be a lens-interchangeable K-mount DSLR, according to the maker, with a APS-C-size CMOS sensor and an estimated launch date some time this upcoming spring.
The new Raspberry Pi 2 was announced earlier today with significantly more power than the original Raspberry Pi. The coolest part about the Raspberry Pi 2 having six times the power and 1GB of RAM is that it will sell for the same price as the old Pi. Microsoft has made an announcement that will make the new Raspberry Pi even more interesting; Windows 10 will run on the cheap developer's board.
There's a new LG smartphone in town, and it goes by the code-name LG LS770. This device appeared in the FCC this week with scant details - but just enough to let us know that it's coming with a display that'll be big enough for a "Note" sort of size.