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Barnes & Noble to introduce updated Nook e-reader on May 24

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Handhelds,

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Barnes & Noble is readying an updated e-reader, the company revealed in a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

"In a meeting with investor analysts on May 4, 2011, Barnes & Noble ... indicated it expects to make an announcement on May 24, 2011 regarding the launch of a new eReader device," the notice said.

The company provided no other details about what the updated e-reader might entail. The last major Nook upgrade was the Nook Color (pictured above,) which started shipping in November. The Android-based device includes a 7-inch touch screen and access to more than 2 million titles, as well as an extra-wide viewing angle intended for sharing. The screen boasts 1,024-by-600 resolution and 169 pixels per inch. It comes with 8GB of storage, expandable up to 32GB with a microSD card.

In late April, Barnes & Noble pushed out a major software update to the Nook Color, which included its own app store, an email client, the ability to play Flash video, and enhanced books. It also added support for Android 2.2 "Froyo" and Adobe Flash video.

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Celebrity Chatter: Toni Braxton’s Bankruptcy Filing, Max Weinberg’s Medical Condition

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Music, Television, Legal Issues,

Toni Braxton-Former Dancing with the Stars contestant Toni Braxton has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy ... again. The Grammy award-winning singer is reportedly between $10-$50 million in debt.

-Actor Larry Wilcox is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The 63-year-old former CHiPs star was charged by the SEC with securities fraud on Thursday.

-Kelsey Grammer and girlfriend Kayte Walsh have just announced the loss of their unborn child. Grammer, who is in the middle of a divorce from his wife of 13 years, revealed the pregnancy back in August.

-Drummer Max Weinberg says a medical issue played a role in his decision not to join Conan O’Brien on his new TBS show. The 59-year-old had valve repair surgery on his heart back in February.


Another Dancing with the Stars Contestant Faces Federal Charges

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Sports, Television, Legal Issues,

Mark Cuban and Kym JohnsonWe already knew had a reputation of sending contestants to the hospital…but who would have thought federal court as well?

Today, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was charged by federal regulators with insider trading. This announcement comes nearly six weeks after after Helio Castroneves, another contestant from DWTS’ fifth season, was indicted for federal tax evasion.

According to the civil suit filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Cuban allegedly used information he received back in 2004 to sell stock he owned in Mamma.com (now known as Copernic), a Montreal search engine. When he became aware of an upcoming private sale, the 50-year-old promptly sold 600,000 shares to spare himself a loss of approximately $750,000.

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Vulcania Watch Unveiled

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Misc. Tech,

Vulcania Watch

Fabrice Gonet, Jorg Hysek, and Valerie Ursenbacher decided to team up to form the HD3 Complication, designing watches based on their imaginations. Now one of these has come to fruition, although only 11 of them will be created. The Vulcania, named after Captain Nemo’s home port and devised by Gonet, has a deep-set 3-dimensional display on an etched map back plate. Hours are counted from rotating cylinders on the left, while minutes are determined on a Chadburn Telegraph-like wheel. The watch also features a sextant power reserve indicator and porthole loop date window. In a case of titanium and platinum, the functions can be viewed underneath sapphire glass panels. It is too bad that Jules Verne couldn’t live to see his tale inspiring more than just “Under the Sea” readers.

 

Read More | HD3 via Watchismo


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