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In addition to being one of the most expensive Amazon Kindle books ever, this $6,232 Nuclear Energy title appears to have many disappointed customers. Take for example, this one: “Sure I can render my foes defenseless with the mighty transmogrifier I made after finishing chapter 5 but I was lead to believe this was the “Pop Up” version of Nuclear Energy (Landolt-Bornstein: Numerical Data and Functional Relationships in Science and Technology).” Product page. Here’s one more review from user “Evil Overlord”:

I ordered this book to complete my doomsday weapon. The information is clear and well drawn-out, particularly the detail regarding the fusion of plasma energy with dark matter. My weapon was finished on schedule. Guaranteed Armageddon. It was beautiful, really. Except it turned out that due to a tiny error on page 601 of the book, my device was not exactly a success.

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Amazon has just revealed their latest Kindle e-reader, and it’s ultraslim, priced at just $139. At 8.5-ounces. the upgraded model features a new high-contrast E-ink screen, built-in Wi-Fi, 20-percent faster page turns, a WebKit-based web browser, and a sleek design. Product page. Video after the break. Click here for more pictures.

Now with new dictionary lookup, notes and highlights, and support for password protected PDFs. Easily carry all of your documents on the go.

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While the Nook may not compare with the 9.7-inch Kindle DX, it most certainly gives the latest generation Kindle a run for its money. CNet “put these two e-book readers head to head, with a trio of CNET editors judging the five-round contest.” Continue reading for the comparison video.

Amazon has the Amazon Kindle (latest generation) for just $189 shipped, originally priced at $259.99. Best of all, the “Kindle is wireless and ready to use right out of the box – no setup, no cables, no software to install, no computer required.” Product page.

With Kindle’s long battery life, you can read on a single charge for up to 1 week with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for up to 2 weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store and downloading content.

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If the next-generation Amazon Kindle were to have a color e-ink display, this is what Pixar’s Cars might look like running on the device. While playback isn’t the smoothest, it’s definitely a step in the right direction. Video after the break.

It’s certainly in the realm of possibility that the Kindle line could expand to include both an LCD display device and an E-Ink one.

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These leaked pictures give us a first look at the Amazon Kindle iPad app, which “presents two new ways for people to view their entire e-book collection, including one view where large images of book covers are set against a backdrop of a silhouetted figure reading under a tree.” Click here for first picture in gallery.

The best thing Apple could do? Let them be. The easiest way to convert a Kindle customer into an iBooks customer is to let them seamlessly move to the iPad, bringing all their old books and their Kindle account with them.

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Remember the movie BIG, starring Tom Hanks? There’s a rumor circulating on Twitter that his character, Josh Baskin, actually invented the Amazon Kindle during the “final presentation to the MacMillan toy executives.” For those who have the movie, you can skip to that scene for confirmation. If not, here’s a summary:

In that scene, Baskin hypothesizes an electronic reader for comic books, and many of the advantages he suggests for it could be taken straight from a Bezos press release.

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Thanks to Amazon’s acquisition of multi-touch display manufacturer Touchco, a color touchscreen Kindle may be coming sooner than later. The company’s touchscreen technology “is designed to be cheap�under $10 a square foot – using a resistive display tech called interpolating force-sensitive resistance.”

What makes it more special is that unlike most resistive touchscreens, it’s pressure sensitive, and can detect an infinite number of simultaneous touches.

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Just about everyone gets depressed sooner or later, and the book How to Good-bye Depression by Hiroyuki Nishigaki offers one of the weirdest solutions we’ve seen, and unfortunately, it’s not yet available on the Kindle. According to one of the reviews, a “significant portion of it is dedicated to reprinting USENET posts, where Nishigaki posts his ideas to a depression newsgroup, and every other poster gets completely and utterly baffled.” Product page.

I think constricting an*s 100 times and denting navel 100 times in succession everyday is effective to good-bye depression and take back youth. You can do so at a boring meeting or in a subway.

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Amazon’s Kindle DX has now gone international and can now be “synched to wireless mobile telephone networks [3G] in more than 100 countries so users can download books, magazines, or other digital reading material regardless of location.” Just to recap, it features an auto-rotating 9.7-inch display, built-in PDF reader, and measures just 0.38-inches thick. Product page. Video after the break.

“Now, DX customers can take all of their books with them when they travel and all their loose printed documents; All of your newspapers can follow you from country to country, delivered fresh each morning, with no additional fee,” Freed said.

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