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Amazon Beefs Up Its Kindle Team to Take on the iPad [Kindle]

by on May.18, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, amazon, amazon kindle, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Bp, bus, business, cat, clear, color, de, Display, Ds, E, E3, Ea, Engine, Et, ff, Flags, game, Games, Ge, Gear, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, ipa, ipad, Ir, Isp, Job, kin, Kindle, Kindle 3, Kindle tablet, La, Labels, Mod, Nes, nin, Nyt, Of, om, One, order, Os, Ouch, PI, Platform, Play, Pr, pre, Publishers, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, screen, serve, Show, Shows, Software, Style, table, Tablet, Tag, Tea, tech, TI, time, Touch, touchscreen, TV, Ui, Up, Us, V, Vw, War, work

Nick Bilton flags a surge of job openings at Amazon, all for the Kindle team. Word is that Amazon’s working on a touchscreen color Kindle, and if anything, this hiring spree shows that they’re not screwing around: They’re gathering software engineers, new QA staff and apparently talking to game publishers about games for the platform. This wouldn’t be a Kindle 3 , it’d be a Kindle tablet .

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Workers Suing iPhone Screen Supplier Wintek Over Poisonings [Health]

by on May.15, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Act, Ad, Ads, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Av, Bp, cat, China, clear, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Emi, emp, Employees, Et, Factory, ff, Gadget, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, hand, Hd, Health, hexane, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Illegal, Im, In, Iphone, iphones, iPod, iPods, Ir, ISO, Isp, La, Labels, Lawsuits, Legal, Les, Make, Mic, mid, Mod, N-hexane poisoning, Nes, Nhexane, nin, Of, om, One, order, Os, Ouch, phone, Phones, PI, plan, Play, Poisoning, Q, quant, Rc, Red, rom, RSS, Rv, screen, Screens, serve, Style, Sue, suing, tech, ted, TI, Touch, touchscreen, Touchscreens, TV, Ui, Up, Us, wintek, wired, work, Workers, XP

Since last August, 62 workers at Wintek, who supplies Apple with touchscreens for iPhones and iPods, have been treated for N-hexane poisoning, one of whom died from exposure to the illegal screen-cleaning chemical. Now, 44 of the workers from the Wintek factory in Suzhou, China, are planning to sue the company. [ Wired ] More

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Traditional Cellphone Usage Dying A Long, Painful Death (For Carriers, Anyway) [Cellphones]

by on May.14, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 738, 7d, A4, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Arri, Ati, Av, bd, bda, Bp, Calls, car, Carrier, Carriers, cat, Cell, Cellphone, cellphone usage, Cellphones, Cia, clear, color, de, Death, Display, Drama, Ds, E, Ea, Et, fall, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ion, Isp, Labels, Make, mid, mobile, Mod, Nab, Nes, Net, network, Of, om, One, Online, order, Os, Ouch, Ovi, Padd, Pain, phone, Phone Calls, Phones, PI, Play, Q, quant, Ram, Rc, rom, RSS, Rv, sage, screen, serve, soc, social, Sprint, Sprint Wireless, Style, Tag, tech, Texts, TI, Touch, touchscreen, TV, twitter, unit, Us, Usage, Virgin Mobile, voice, Voice Calls, work, X1

Whether you blame it on Twitter, texts, or the inability to make a phone call on a touchscreen phone, the US is moving away from voice calls , with the average length of a call falling dramatically in the last year. More

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A Litl Box Wants to Turn Your TV Into an Actually Good Web Browser [TV]

by on May.13, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, Aim, ANT, Ants, app, Apps, AR, Art, Ati, book, browser, cat, clear, color, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Et, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, good, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Intern, internet, Ion, Isp, Labels, Litl, Mod, Ms, Net, Nyu, Of, om, One, order, Ouch, Padd, PI, Play, Pr, Pro, ps, Q, quant, Rc, release, remote, RSS, Rv, screen, serve, star, Style, Tag, tar, tech, TI, Touch, touchscreen, TV, Up, web, Web apps, webtv, X1

This is the touchscreen remote for the Litl TV box , which aims to go where no man has gone before (since 1998): To turn your TV into a legit web browser with a new generation of web apps. More

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Sony EVIL NEX 3 Looks Freaky, But Brings Great Specs [Sony]

by on May.11, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, and, AR, ash, bd, Brin, Cam, Camera, Cameras, clear, Copyright, D3, dash, de, digital, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Et, Evil, F1, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hard, Hardware, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, intel, Isp, ITA, Men, MER, mid, Mod, nex, Nex 3, om, One, order, Os, Ouch, Padd, photo, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, Rc, Rights, rum, Rumor, Rumors, school, screen, sensor, Sony, Sony evil nex 3, Specs, Style, Tag, TI, Touch, touchscreen, War, X1, Xm

The Sony EVIL NEX 3 camera may look a bit odd, but it’s got a 14 MP Sony Exmor HD sensor, a touchscreen—along with old-school knobs—and some nice specs : More

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The Million Dollar Button [Humor]

by on May.05, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 360, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Add, Ads, age, AR, Art, ash, Ati, Av, bus, business, Button, buttons, car, Children, clear, Comic, dash, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Et, Feature, Fun, Funny, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, graphic, graphics, Hd, Home Automation, Humor, Id, Im, In, Ion, Isp, ISS, Mic, mid, Million dollar button, Mod, My, Nes, NK, om, One, order, Ouch, Padd, PI, pictures, Play, Q, Rc, Red, Sad, screen, Style, Tag, TI, Touch, touchscreen, Touchscreens, Us, Vr, X1

I’m going to miss buttons. This cartoon wouldn’t be as funny if it featured a touchscreen. [ Pictures for Sad Children — Thanks David! ] More

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Google Acquires 3D Desktop Manager BumpTop [BumpTop]

by on May.02, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, aila, AR, arc, Av, bump, BumpTop, clear, de, desk, desktop, Desktop managers, Desktops, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Engine, Et, F2, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, Ir, Isp, Led, Mic, microsoft, mid, Mod, multitouch, N8, Nab, Nes, Of, om, One, order, Os, Ouch, Padd, Physics, Play, Pr, Pro, Profile, Q, Rc, Red, sea, search, Search engines, Style, Tag, TI, Top, Touch, touchscreen, Ui, Wind, windows, X1

3D desktop company BumpTop, profiled here in the past , has been acquired by Google for an undisclosed sum. More

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Brando, We Want a Double Down [Plea]

by on Apr.27, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, and, ANT, AR, Av, Brando, bus, business, Ces, change, Chicken, Chicken usb, classic, clear, D3, de, Display, Double down, down, Ds, E, Ea, Et, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Hub, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ir, Isp, Kfc, Mod, Nes, NK, Of, om, One, order, Ouch, Padd, PI, Play, Plea, Q, Rc, Red, Rv, screen, Screens, serve, Style, Tag, TI, Touch, touchscreen, Touchscreens, Up, Us, usb, USB Hub, USB Hubs, world, X1

This classic chicken sandwich USB hub would have served us just fine a month ago, but the world has changed since then thanks to a couple of pieces of chicken that were sick and tired of business as usual. More

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TomTom GO LIVE 1000 Adds Capacitive Touchscreen and WebKit Browser [Satnavs]

by on Apr.27, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, Aim, and, AR, Ati, Av, bbc, browser, Cars, Ces, clear, de, dev, Devices, Display, Ds, E, Ea, eco, Et, first, Ge, Gizmo, gps, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, Ink, Ion, Ir, Isp, Les, live, Make, Mod, Model, Navi, Navigation, Net, News, NK, Of, om, One, order, Ouch, Padd, Play, Pr, Q, Rc, Sat navs, satnav, Satnavs, screen, Style, Tag, TI, TomTom, Tomtom 1000, Tomtom go live 1000, Touch, touchscreen, transport, Us, web, webkit, what, X1

TomTom’s claiming the GO LIVE 1000 marks “the first in a whole new generation of navigation devices,” which just makes me think it’d be worth holding out to see what the second model does. Nonetheless, the capacitive touchscreen is big news.

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