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Barnes & Noble Unveils Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

Barnes Noble steps up with one of the very few features that standard E Ink e-readers have lacked for, well, too long. With the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight, the Simple Touch reader gains an LED light so you can easily read the E Ink screen in dark environments, like a bedroom or airplane, without […]

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The New Kindle Touch Upgrade: How to Get It Now

Amazon Kindle FireAmazon plans over the next few weeks to roll out a software upgrade for its Kindle Touch e-reader that includes several useful enhancements via Wi-Fi. But why wait? [Complete list of Kindle Touch’s new software features] The improvements include the ability to switch between portrait and landscape mode in books and PDFs, instant […]

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Computer pioneer Jack Tramiel, 83, dies

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 13 (UPI) — Jack Tramiel, whose low-cost Commodore PCs introduced millions of people to computers in the late 1970s and early ’80s, has died in California, his son said. Tramiel, who was 83, had been suffering from congestive heart failure for many years and died Sunday at Stanford Hospital in Palo […]

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HP Stock Jumps On Stronger PC Shipments

NEW YORK — Hewlett-Packard Co. is showing signs of recovery as it strengthened its position as the world’s largest maker of personal computers and gained back some of the business it had lost while weighing whether to dump its PC division. HP’s stock jumped more than 7 percent Thursday, after research groups Gartner and IDC […]

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Japan’s Sharp begins mass production of IGZO displays amid rumors of Apple use

Sharp said Friday it has begun mass production of displays using IGZO (indium, gallium, zinc) technology, which analysts have said is a prime candidate for use in upcoming Apple products including its rumored smart TV. The Japanese manufacturer, which is one of the world’s largest producers of LCD panels, said it is now shipping samples […]

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On-campus Apple computers manage to avoid recent “Flashback” virus

Tweet <!– (function() { var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0], rdb = document.createElement(‘script’); rdb.type = ‘text/javascript'; rdb.async = true; rdb.src = document.location.protocol + ‘//www.readability.com/embed.js'; s.parentNode.insertBefore(rdb, s); })(); –> More information: IT Services, through its SecureIT campaign, encourages students to practice safe and secure computing. Tips include: 1. Make sure your personal firewall is turned on. 2. Perform […]

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Currys and PC World Giveaway Euro 2012 Tickets to ‘Sharpest’ TV Shoppers

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM — The UK’s largest electrical retailers, Currys and PC World, are giving away tickets to the sold out Euro 2012 football tournament to customers who purchase the Sharp Aquos LC70LE836E LCD Qualifying TV in-store or online. The exclusive promotion has officially kicked off today, and will be running until Thursday 26th April. A […]

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HP Keeps PC Crown But Asian Vendors Take Share

Like us on Facebook The only other U.S. maker, Dell (Nasdaq; DELL), stayed in third place, but its share dropped to 11 percent from 11.4 percent a year ago. The Round Rock, Tex., manufacturer sold about 100,000 fewer units, or 9.83 million PCs. PC Growth in BRICS The trend shows clearly that PC growth is […]

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Barnes & Noble releases glow-in-the-dark Nook e-reader

Barnes Noble on Thursday released a new Nook Simple Touch e-reader with a screen that lights up so that books can be read in the dark. The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight is aimed at people who want to read in bed before they fall asleep. Barnes Noble said it will “end the bedtime reading […]

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Get it in writing — er, typing

This PC has a built-in RAID controller, and it begins reporting an error on one of its drives, so naturally this pilot fish calls the manufacturer. “The manufacturer replaces the drive under the service contract,” fish says. “Same thing happens again a few days later, so I request a new RAID controller.” Not so fast, […]

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