We can credit Amazon with helping to revive the eReader market with its Kindle. Readers had been around for a long time before Amazon entered the market, but the Kindle and its feature set really got users to pay attention and kicked the market off in earnest. Today the Kindle is still one of the most popular devices on the market.
Amazon has announced that its latest Kindle is now the best selling device in the history of the company. The previous best selling product was the book "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." Amazon didn't get specific on the number of Kindles it sold in all. However, it did state that on its busiest day, November 29, customers ordered over 13.7 million items globally amounting to 158 items ordered per second. Amazon also noted that more Kindles were turned on for the first time on Christmas day than any other day in history.
The best selling products on Amazon this holiday season were the WiFi Kindle and the Kindle 3G. The most purchased Kindle book was "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and that book was also the most gifted book in the store. I would like to know specifically how many Kindles were sold.
I would bet that most of you out there are familiar with the Trojan Condoms brand. It's hard to get away from the commercials on the radio and TV on shows where they think adults might be watching or listening. The company has announced that it will be at CES 2011 marking its first time to be at the show.
Why would a condom maker be at a tech convention? Apparently, Trojan is unveiling a new ultra thin condom at the show along with some "adult" electronic devices like the Trojan Vibrations. My favorite part of the Trojan press release is where the chief scientist and condom developer likens Trojan products to SSDs (not to be confused with STDs) and other tech.
Dr. Michael Harrison said, "Innovation in this category is critical. At the show, you'll see ultra thin TV's, tiny solid state hard drives and thousands of other innovations designed to improve the consumer experience. It's a show dedicated to inventiveness, and that's exactly why we're here. We'll be announcing a collection of new products in early January that we believe are every bit as innovative as some of the bigger consumer electronics announcements, and certainly as important."
If you are an iPhone user or use any other device with a touchscreen that needs skin contact to work you know when the cold season rolls around its hard to use your device. Short of dialing with your nose, you can get special gloves that have attachments to let you work your touchscreen. The catch is the gloves can be expensive and might not fit your style.
Quirky has a new product that any glove wearing iPhone geek will want to get their hands on. The device is called digits and is a set of four little pins that look like something you would put on a hat. The little pins have conductive metal on the inside that touches your skin and conductive silicone on the outside to allow touchscreen control without scratching.
The pins are as easy to use as a hatpin and all the user has to do is place them inside their glove and pin them down. The Digits devices come in packs of four at $13.99 each pack and can be ordered right now. They will work with any touchscreen device.
The rumor mill has been hard at work churning out possibilities for what Verizon has coming during their keynote at CES. While the iPhone possibilities get the biggest pub, the 4G handset possibilities seem to be more realistic. HTC's rumored Incredible HD, otherwise known as the mecha, suddenly stands out as a real possibility although under a different name.
A teaser ad released by HTC was launched a few days ago and the original URL the ad linked to was http://www.htc.com/4G?extcid=Thunderbolt-4G-Disp. The link isn't live yet, but this is giving us a possibility on the name of the new flagship Android device for Verizon. TweakTown will be there to bring you all the details when they go down at CES, so stay tuned!
Looking for a high end alternative to the iPod Touch? Samsung may have just the thing for you in the works. Samsung has confirmed that they will debut the 4 inch Galaxy Player media device at CES.
The Samsung Hub reported the device will feature a 4 inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi, dual cameras, and come in 8, 16 or 32 gigabyte flavors. Tthe player is 9.9mm thick and runs Android 2.2 with a one-gigahertz processor, a microSD card slot, and access to Samsung Apps and the Android Market.
If you're a Sony fan and looking for the next big thing in earphones, they have a new product for you. The MDR-EX1000 earphones have just been released, boasting big time features and a big pricetag to match.
These earphones include 16mm drivers built from a liquid crystalline polymer, magnesium housing, and a response range between 3-30,000Hz for full clarity at all levels. These bad boys are only available in Asia currently, but can be imported through Audiocubes; that is if you've got the $799 that Sony is asking for this product.
Want a sneak peak at the new Android Music app from the upcoming 3.0 update? Take a peek below for a nice little video showing off the various features of the player.
Google boasted at Google I/O that their plans for the next-gen Music app is for it to be able to push your web-purchased songs to the device, and allows a user to browse their PC's music library directly from the phone - as if the songs were on the Android device itself. Nifty, eh?
I have three words for this one - Only. In. Japan. Seriously - I love some of the games they get and this one is no different. Konami have recently announced "Project Loveplus".
Project Loveplus is a dating simulator which is 3D-capable, but that's not it's selling point. It's selling point would be the "boyfriend lock" which uses facial recognition to prevent any "virtual cheating". If someone else picks up your 3DS and tries to play the game, your virtual girlfriend (yeah, that sounds normal) will act confused and ask "who are you".
Apple predicted just recently that it would hit the one million sold milestone before Christmas, and it is now confirmed by Apple that they managed this. How long has it taken them to get there?
Three months. It's impressive for something that Apple doesn't push as hard as the iPhone, iPads, etc. Haven't used one myself, but they do look hawt.
I'll admit it, I've done it a few times. But as someone who knows people that have been in accidents due to texting and driving, this subject is near and dear to my heart. AT&T has released a documentary that shares the stories of several people who have been touched by tragedies involving texting and driving.
The downfalls of distracted driving have been long discussed and studied, with most agreeing that the likeliness of accidents greatly increases when texting and driving. The video is ten and a half minutes, but is worth the time and the share, especially in you have teenage children or friends. Please click below to check out the full video.