Barnes and Noble’s Nook Store to cease operations in the UK from March 15th

 

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It’s bad news for Nook fans in the UK because Barnes and Noble has announced that it will stop selling its digital content in the country from March 15 . This means that the Nook Store, the Nook Reading App for Android (or iOS), and the company’s UK website will cease to operate from the date mentioned. To soften the blow, Barnes and Noble says it has partnered up with the UK supermarket brand, Sainsbury’s, to bring the ‘vast majority‘ of purchased books to the retailer’s ‘Entertainment on Demand’ service. Read more

[Deal] Grab a Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet at a $200 discount

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Dell did a pretty poor job naming the Venue 8 7000, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a solid tablet, especially at the right price. It’s got a slick design, great hardware, and a unique camera set-up that uses Intel’s RealSense tech that tracks motion, and a relatively untouched version of Android. And now, Dell has cut a significant $200 off the price of the tablet, bringing it down into a very affordable price range. Read more

Amazon UK recalls Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids Edition chargers due to shock risk

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If you reside in the UK and own an Amazon Fire 7-inch tablet or Fire Kids Edition 7-inch tablet, you may want to stop using the charger supplied with the device because Amazon UK has just issued a Voluntary Recall and Exchange Programme for the adapter. The retailer has determined that there is a risk of electrical shock when the charger is removed from the wall socket, with the possibility that its assembly, or casing, may detach from the rest of the plug. Read more

Here’s when Samsung’s Galaxy series will get Android 6.0

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Lots of Galaxy users including myself have been waiting patiently for Android 6.0. Not too far back we heard that the update began rolling out to unlocked Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge units. Samsung’s latest Galaxy S7 duo will have it pre-loaded.

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Leaked renders of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A 7.0 and Tab E 7.0 emerge

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After all the excitement of MWC 2016 that saw the announcements of flagship devices such as the stylish Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, the modular LG G5, and Xiaomi’s budget-busting Mi 5, we are back to our normal daily routine. Thanks to Samsung’s habit of releasing new devices almost every other week, though, that doesn’t mean we will be short on leaks and rumours. Speaking of which, renders of a couple of its latest low to mid-range tablets, the Galaxy Tab A 7.0 and Galaxy Tab E 7.0 have emerged.  Read more

Samsung begins production of 256GB Flash memory chips

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Remember the mid-nineties when computers had 320MB of storage, 8MB of RAM and used a processor that was clocked around 66MHz? Those days are long gone, now we have smartphones with multi-core processors, multiple gigabytes of storage and RAM. Last year Samsung began producing 128GB Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 modules, with its Galaxy S6 series of handsets the first to make use of this ultra quick storage technology. Today sees the Korean company announce it has started production of 256GB UFS 2.0 chips.  Read more

NVIDIA starts redistributing Marshmallow update for the SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Tablet K1

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Earlier this month, NVIDIA started pushing out the Marshmallow update for both the SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Tablet K1 in Asia, Europe, North America and America, but, annoyingly, just a couple of days into the rollout, it was forced to pull the firmware as many users were reporting Wi-Fi connectivity issues with their devices following a successful installation.

Thankfully, it looks like all the bugs have now been squashed and the build has at last been deemed stable enough for public release as the American manufacturer has today started redistributing the long-awaited Android 6.0.1 upgrade for its two gaming slates in the aforementioned regions.

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