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Pixel Qi Working on New Retina Display Screen Technology

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 02:02 PM PDT

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One of the  main benefits of Pixel Qi technology is that it is designed to work in direct sunlight and poses an alternative to e-ink. It’s biggest mass market product was the Notion Ink Adam which was released a few years ago. When we caught up with John Ryan the CFO at CES, he said the company was focusing on Asia and the Military because the consumer market was not accepting the technology like he had expected. />google_ad_client=”pub-5776314496161013″;google_ad_slot=”5610832462″;google_ad_width=468;google_ad_height=60;

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Save $30 on the Nook Tablet when you Buy 2 Avengers Graphic Novels

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 12:27 PM PDT

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Barnes and Noble is running a promotion for their Avengers digital graphic novels that nets you a hefty discount on a new tablet. When you buy any two Avengers Graphic Novels from its online comic store you will receive an email within 24 hours giving you the details on how to use the discount code to get a solid savings on a new Nook Tablet.

Barnes and Noble currently has two versions of its latest Nook Tablet which was a followup to their wildly successful Nook Color. You can get the 8 GB version of the tablet for 9 and it has slightly less RAM than the 16 GB version that retails for 0.00.

So how much do Avengers comics actually cost and is it a deal? For the biggest discount, you can buy both "New Avengers, Volume 2: The Sentry" and "Dark Avengers, Volume 2: Molecule Man" for .99 each. That will save you about on the final purchase of the Nook Tablet.  This promotion is basically being run as a tie-in for the upcoming Avengers film coming out in a few weeks, which I am very excited about!

Recently Barnes and Noble opened their own digital comic store to sell graphic novels but single issues are notiously absenct from their store. They also do not sell any digital versions of DC Comics which is a shame because the company has agreements to sell their wares on the Amazon Kindle Fire and Kobo Vox. />google_ad_client=”pub-5776314496161013″;google_ad_slot=”5610832462″;google_ad_width=468;google_ad_height=60;

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Does Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight issue a new standard in eReaders?

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 02:58 AM PDT

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The Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight is a unique concept and allows you to read in the dark. It features the light emitting from the side of the unit rather then from a film on the screen. This allows you to really take advantage of the e-ink experience and you won’t suffer from eye strain like you would from an LCD tablet.  Is this technology the future in e-readers?

Amazon was rumored to have been developing a similar technology to go into the next generation of Kindle but it has yet to be released. The company had even purchased a company 'Oy Modilis' that prides itself as a world leader in light-guide technology. The acquisition was completed in the latter half of 2011. Barnes and Noble will beat them to the market with their version of the Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight.

One of the drawbacks of e-readers right now is that you need heavy environmental light or to read outside. E-Ink currently does not let you read the screen if you read in the dark unless you purchase an aftermarket book light.  Is technology like Flex Lighting the future of e-readers and can we expect more devices to utilize this?

Sony is expected to release a new e-reader in October and Amazon will be releasing new models this summer. I would hope that the next generation of e-reader recognizes the fact that tablets are dominating the landscape and need a new gimmick in order to continue doing brisk business. />google_ad_client=”pub-5776314496161013″;google_ad_slot=”5610832462″;google_ad_width=468;google_ad_height=60;

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Cyrus Klepcys Watch Hands-On

Posted: 22 Apr 2012 01:24 AM PDT

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Newer brand Cyrus is one worth taking note of, and I finally got some hands-on experience with their flagship watch model called the Klepcys (I first wrote about it here). The piece was dreamed up by the brand and brought to life by the talented Jean-Francois Mojon – who helped explain some of the intricacies of the watch to me. In short it is a highly-functional exotic watch with a welcome contemporary character.

Mr. Mojon sits as one of the few top indy watch movement developers around today. Many brands solicit him for work and I have a feeling that he only takes on projects that he likes. These days dreaming up cool new ways to indicate the time. is very en vogue. Mixing special hands with retrograde indicators is especially valued. The Klepcys does all that. The time is indicated via two moving discs and a retrograde hour hand that doubles as a day/night indicator. The system is very cool.

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The inner most disc is the seconds indicator. Outside of that is the minute ring. You read the minutes at the hour hand which sits next to both the current hour as well as were you read the minutes. In the video you’ll see just what I mean. The hour hand is a bit like a small cubic rod. There is yellow on one side and blue on the the other. It spins around between day and night cycles. I thought that was pretty cool. On the left of the face is a retrograde date indicator and moon phase. Both of these indicators are special as well.

For the date the Klepcys once again uses a spinning cubic hand. It has the numerals 0-3 on it, and operates to indicate the first digit of the date. It moves along a 0-9 scale to indicate the second digit of the date. Very simple but wonderfully executed. The moonphase is a beautiful little item that starts with a detailed golden moon orb. It has a hood that moves around it in order to indicate the phase of the moon. Detailing is wonderful, and I love how Mojon intentionally exposed some of the mechanics behind the movement. It is like a non-skeletonized dial that still celebrates the fact that it contains a mechanical movement.

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The movement inside the Cyrus Klepcys is the caliber CYR598. I was surprised to learn that it is in fact an automatic. There is a micro rotor hidden in there somewhere – I believe under the retrograde date display. Mechanically the Klepcys is quite a special watch and I love the innovations as well as display of time and other indicators. Very cool to view and operate.

The dial itself is also an area of interest. It won’t appeal to everyone, but the combination of textures and level makes it feel like a very high end item. Detailing is very cool, and the pieces are nicely made. I didn’t spot poorly made pieces or improperly machined textures. It is also nice to see a round time in a cushion case – which you don’t much see in exotic complication watches.

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The case itself has some very elegant finishing and details. One item to note is the gold coin replica on the back of the watch. Cyrus owns the original, and made miniature perfect copies of it that go into each watch. The original coin is an artifact that is over 2,500 years old. As I mentioned the case is cushion shaped with wonderful effects on the side. The cases employ polished, brushed, and satin finishes on various parts of the case. The bezels are DLC coated black. Size is admirable at 48mm wide, but it wears very comfortably due to the short lugs. I love the abundance of textures and polishes all over the case and dial of the Klepcys.

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Cyrus makes the watch available in 18k red gold, 18k gray gold, and titanium. Various versions of the watch have different finishes I believe. The integrated reptile strap is well done and I love the cool looking clasp. Nothing boring there. With the Klepcys Cyrus has set a high bar. As a first attempt for the brand it is really well done. They later released a less expensive chronograph watch called the Kuros. While cool, it doesn’t match the splendor of the Klepcys… but it is also much less expensive. With some quirks but a lot of personality and function, the Klepcys is a great example of a contemporary exotic complication wrist watch that should make enough people happy. Price is about 0,000.

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Written by Mr. Ariel Adams – aBlogtoRead.com, trusted independent watch media.

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Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery wins Big at the Canadian Video Game Awards

Posted: 21 Apr 2012 11:49 PM PDT

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The Canadian Video Game Awards has just ended in Vancouver BC and we were on the scene checking out the latest mobile game developers. Most of the awards went to console designers but we were mainly focused on companies making great content for Android Tablets and iOS. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery won ‘Best Downloadable Game’ and ‘Best Game on the Go.’ Capybara Games during the acceptance ceremony said “The common belief is that mobile games have to be three minutes or less. We want to change that, we want mobile games to be epic.”

This game designed for iPad faced some stuff competition from Super Stickman Golf and Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes but managed to take the win in two different categories. />google_ad_client=”pub-5776314496161013″;google_ad_slot=”5610832462″;google_ad_width=468;google_ad_height=60;

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