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    After listing Steve Jobs among the 100 most influential people in the American world five times, and then Tim Cook thrice, including this year, news magazine Time just bestowed the ultimate honor upon the trend-setting, history-changing and money-making juggernaut that is Apple. Credited for ushering in a “new era of flat, touchscreen phones with buttons that appeared on screen as you needed them”, the iPhone has been named the most influential gadget of all time. It wasn’t the world’s first smartphone, but it paved the way for a “family of very successful products” that ...

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    Amazon's made no secret of the fact that a new Kindle was on the way, teasing the news early last week. It wasn't long before rumors of battery-boosting accessories gave way to a full-blown leak, and an accidental early publication appeared to confirm the company's plans for the incredibly thin Kindle Oasis. Today, all those teases, rumors, and leaks reach their boiling point, as Amazon goes official with its latest e-ink tablet, the new Kindle Oasis. Not that we had any reason to doubt it, but that early publication really hit the nail right on the head, and the Kindle Oasis we see launch ...

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    It's been one week now since Jeff Bezos let us know that there was a new Kindle in our future. After hearing his confirmation that a new e-reader was on the way, we started running across rumors about just what sort of changes we might get from this Kindle: rumors discussed a new, thinner build, as well as some possible accessories – like a battery-extending case. Amazon's sure to announce the new model any day now, but it looks like the cat might be out of the bag a little ahead of schedule, as a early publication appears to reveal the company's plans for the new Kindle Oasis. Somebody ...

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    Yesterday, Amazon's Jeff Bezos let us know that his company was gearing up to announce the next generation of its Kindle e-readers, with a new model set to make its debut next week. While we love getting teasers from official sources like that, this one was seriously short on details; we knew that new hardware was just around the corner, but Bezos was mum on specifics. Luckily for us, The Wall Street Journal has its own sources within Amazon's ranks, and this evening sheds a little light on just what we can expect from next week's news. While the sources behind this info don't have much to ...

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    How do you like to read your e-books? Some of us get by just fine on a phone or phablet screen, while others insist on the larger format of tablets. But regardless of what size smart device you choose, we're likely still talking about a bright LCD or OLED screen. Just like with sizes, how you feel about screen tech is largely a matter of preference, but when you're going to be looking at a display for hours on end, both those options can end up being a little hard on your eyes. That's why so many readers decide to go with a dedicated e-paper device, just like Amazon's been offering for ...

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    Keeping your media in the cloud can be a great convenience: pick up the latest movie on Google Play, and you can watch it as easily on your smartphone as you can on your PC, or even living room TV. At least, it's really easy when you acquire the media through the service that hosts it, but what about stuff you're uploading yourself? This week, we get to check out a couple new tools from big names in cloud-based media, each making it easier to add your own content to their cloud offerings. Even if you're not paying for Google Play Music, there are still a lot of great free features, and ...

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    E-Ink. It powers everything from the YotaPhone 2 to the Amazon Kindle. It's simultaneously one of the most understated and futuristic display technologies around. And it's being put to use in devices and venues you've never even thought of. But what exactly is E-Ink, and how does it work? That's a question we had for the folks at E-Ink Corporation, the brains behind the world's leading electrophoretic ink technology, and they were more than happy to answer it. In fact, they invited us to tour their Innovation Center and Headquarters facility in Massachusetts, down the road from their ...

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    eBook readers have always been a curiosity to me. I got into the eBook scene way back when I had a Pocket PC. I bought many, many books for Microsoft Reader in its proprietary .LIT format -- only to have the app go away, taking the ability to read my digital library along with it. Eventually dedicated eBook readers surfaced, most of them sported some kind of e-ink or e-paper displays. The screens were sharp, legible even in direct sunlight, and looked like they would be the future of "books". Unfortunately they were monochrome, and page "turning" took a very long time. Then the new version ...

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    If Amazon was after some free press last week, they definitely got a lot of it with the rumors that they were not just working on building their own phone, but that they'd also offer this device for free to Amazon Prime customers. We all know about the benefits of paying Amazon $80 a year in advanced, and it did make sense for the company to give a smartphone a try given their Android app store. Sadly, an Amazon spokes person just came on record with the Wall Street Journal, and confirmed that the company is definitely not planning on building a phone in 2013. They also confirmed that if ...

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    So, Pocketnow is a technology website, right? "Always start your posts with a rhetorical question," says the Internet Manual of Poor Style. We're off to a good start. There are some downsides to running sites like ours, those that cater to a specific niche. One of those is that usually, readers don't get much opportunity to get to know we writers personally, because everyone's too busy trying to figure out how many GeeBees and WeeFees are under the hood of the latest, fantastically-named mobile device. There's not a lot of time for much socialization. So unless you follow me on ...

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    There is no doubt that Amazon will introduce a Kindle Fire successor and, thanks to all the rumors around, we can hope for a ten-incher (to compete with the iPad) as well as a seven-incher (to take on the Nexus 7). However, Demos Parneros, president of U.S. Retail for Staples Inc., believes that there will be five or six tablet SKUs assigned to Amazon slates. Of course SKUs (stock-keeping units) could very well refer to only two major hardware variants (probably the seven inch and the ten inch tablets) but with different storage options (8-, 16-, 32-, who knows maybe even 64GB flavors). ...

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    The Kindle Fire refresh, dubbed generically Kindle Fire 2, has been in the news in the form of rumors for quite some time now. Some reports are talking about not one, but two Amazon-made tablets to hit the market soon: a smaller seven-inch-ish slate and a bigger, ten-incher. The good folks at T3N have created some renders based on rumored specs and information. The seven inch tablet will most probably target the fresh Asus Google Nexus 7 as its competitor while the ten-inche will get the Apple iPad in its targeting range. The seven inch slate will reportedly bounce the resolution up to ...

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    The Kindle Fire follow-up is highly anticipated and this has probably everything to do with the cornucopia of rumors around this tablet. Last we heard of the Kindle Fire 2, a report was convinced that Amazon will skip the 8.9-inch form-factor and go for a 10.1-inch built instead. We also heard reports of the tablet being launched in the third quarter. Falling nicely into place is another report, this time coming from Cnet's "source", according to which July 31 is the date to circle in your calendar if you are interested in the Amazon Kindle Fire 2 launch date. Other specs reported include ...

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