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Barnes & Noble’s Nook E-Readers will feature NFC soon

Nook ColorBarnes & Noble’s CEO William Lynch announced that the company will be adding NFC ( near-field communication) to their Nook e-reader platforms.

He also put some more icing on the cake by announcing that B&N is dry as a bone because the Barns & Noble Simple Touch with Glowlight has sold out. This sure has eyes bugging out across the tech and book world as Lynch goes on to say what other goodies the NFC chips will do with their Nook e-readers.

William Lynch says they’ll be embedding the NFC chips into their books. Barnes & Noble will work with the publishers to have the chips embedded into the hardcover versions that includes the editorial reviews.

You’ll be able to go to any Barnes & Noble and use your device on any of their books and pics and more to get information about the products. That’s like shopping with an extra kick. You can waltz around the store and get more info on the books and products which should be entertaining in itself.

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Top 5 of Must-Have Gadgets for 2011

Top 5 of Must Have Gadgets

High-tech gadgets have ceased to be mere novelty items and have become an everyday necessity. They make learning easier, communication faster, and day-to-day functioning convenient and entertaining.

Bundled with top broadband deals, the latest electronic gizmos don’t just keep us abreast with the latest trends; they actually provide us with an advantage at work and in business. Here are the top five gadgets that you should have to maintain your edge in an increasingly high-tech world.

1. Nook Color Digital Book

If you love the written word, the Nook Color e-reader tablet should be in your library. For around $249, you can get their full-colour touch screen model which, when loaded with broadband packages, can also be used to surf the web and connect with social media. If you think Nook Color is a little too expensive, get their $149 model which features a book-page-type, easy-to-read screen. Either way, the slim Nook digital book has an expandable MicroSD slot, extended battery life, and a LendMe application for sharing with fellow book lovers.

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Nook Color will be available from November 19 at $249

Nook ColorIt looks like the competition of eBook readers is getting tougher. And Barnes & Noble is trying to get one step ahead of Amazon by a bold approach: Nook Color.

Some would call it a poor man’s tablet PC or some would call a rich eBook reader but it must impress you with the first look. It has many more options than a simple eBook reader. Run by Android OS it features a 7-inch capacitive VividView touchscreen which will make it a better alternative to Kindle. The color contents like magazine or photo books have found a new place to show up with a screen capable of viewing 16 million colors. It has an internal memory of 8 GB which can be expanded with up to 32 GB with microSD memory cards.

The brain of this eBook is an ARM Cortex A8 (800MHz) processor which will let you do many things like playing AAC and MP3 songs (with 3.5 mm headphone jack or built in speaker), playing MP4 format videos, listening to online radio, editing Microsoft Office files with Quick Office software (doc, ppt, txt, xls, docx and many more formats) and also playing games like Crossword puzzles, Sudoku, Chess, etc.

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