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[News] Review of the Linux-powered Kindle, EeeBot Introduced

  • Subject: [News] Review of the Linux-powered Kindle, EeeBot Introduced
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2009 02:31:15 +0000
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Amazon Kindle International Edition

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| Audio file support is limited to MP3 and 
| Audible, and the music player, such as it 
| is, does nothing more than play MP3 files in 
| the order they happen to be in the Kindle's 
| music folder. There is no UI of any sort to 
| manage music content but you can sync 
| content via an MTP media player. Both the 
| music player and text-to-voice feature are 
| currently housed in the "Experimental" menu, 
| which suggests they may be improved by 
| future firmware updates.
| [...]
| Assuming you plan on buying all your books 
| from Amazon, won't miss a decent music 
| player and don't have any ePub files you 
| want to read, the Kindle should satisfy. The 
| screen is good, it's easy to use and, file 
| support aside, the features list is up with 
| the best of the competition. The problem is 
| that if you live outside the US, Amazon will 
| happily take your money but treat you like a 
| second-class citizen. And if you do buy your 
| books from Amazon, you're stuck with its e-
| readers no matter what else comes along from 
| the likes of Sony, iRiver or Samsung. 


EeeBot With Google Android

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| The EeeBot project will focus on building content and services
| around the robot to subsidize the cost of the hardware and make
| them more affordable to families. Technologies involved in the 
| project include human robot interaction, voice and visual 
| technologies, as well 
| as positioning and navigation, in addition to software and 
| other hardware.



Nook hiding MMS and speech recognition smarts

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| If you somehow get your hands on a Nook, the
| process for getting at itâs secrets is a little
| involved â youâll need a screwdriver, a microSD
| card reader and a computer running Linux â but
| if youâre keen you can read through the process
| over at the Nookdevs Wiki.


Nook Hacked Within Two Weeks of Release


Nook Torn Open, Hacked, Rooted

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| Before you tut, toss your head and mutter
| âso what?â like some petulant teenager,
| think about the uses. The Nook is now a
| computer running a full Android operating
| system, with a built-in, free cellular
| connection to the internet. It also has a
| battery that lasts days, not hours. Now are
| you getting excited? This could turn into
| the Roomba of e-readers, only it wonât
| suck.


Root your nook in 27 easy steps

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| As with any other Linux-based device, it
| didnât take very long for the Barnes &
| Noble nook ebook reader to be rooted by
| some clever users. In fact itâs not much of
| a surprise that the people behind something
| called NookDevs.com were able to gain
| access to the deviceâs administrative
| controls.


Nook e-reader gains new appeal as 'rooted' wireless tablet

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| Now that some pre-ordered Nook e-readers
| have arrived in customers' hands, users
| have begun posting raves and rants, as well
| as some interesting hacks.
| Nookdevs.com has even posted step-by-step
| directions for "rooting" the Nook, or
| gaining full system access.


Nook Hacked; Has Hidden Support for MMS and Speech Recognition


Android May Power New Barnes & Noble E-Reader

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| Reports indicate that another new e-
| reader is on the way, this time from
| Barnes & Noble.  The interesting thing -
| or at least the interesting thing that
| makes this development connect to the
| search industry - is that Barnes &
| Noble's e-reader will supposedly use
| Android as its operating system.

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