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Sony Reveals 13.3" eInk Tablet for $1,100

I know it's April 1st, but it is no joke that Sony is releasing a new eInk tablet for business customers in May that will set you back $1,100. That's right, they are selling a device that packs a whopping 4GB of storage and an eInk display for more than a fancy tablet with an expensive screen and more storage. Their idea is to get paper-based applications moved over to digital and they are doing it wrong. For $200, it might happen, but for this kind of money you can buy a lot of paper and have a better experience. That being said, the device will last for three weeks on a charge.

Bob Nell, director of digital paper solutions at Sony Electronics, describes Digital Paper as "a true replacement for the vast amounts of paper that continue to clutter many offices and institutions," noting that it's easy to use and optimized for reading and annotating contracts and other documents.

Source: InformationWeek

WTU Episode #256 - Oculus Gets $2 Billion and Angry Backers

We have just posted up Episode #256 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing No Minecraft for Facebook, NVIDIA launches a $3000 consumer graphics card and Twitter gets all Facebooky. We have those stories and more and the links below!

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Microsoft Giving Away Windows

Microsoft has seen the light and is trying to give phone manufacturers a little more incentive to use their OS. That's right, Windows is now free to companies making devices with screens under 9-inches. I'm not sure how much more this will encourage them to use the OS, but it certainly won't hurt and is a step in the right direction for Microsoft. With any mobile OS, the amount of apps and services that you can tie to your platform is impressive and you can make the money off of these - rather than the OS itself.

"We really want to get this platform out there. We want to remove all the friction between you and creating these devices," Terry Myerson, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Operating Systems group, said during the company’s Build conference in San Francisco. 

The move is a dramatic example of the sense of urgency Microsoft feels regarding Windows’ weak position against iOS and Android in the smartphone and tablet markets, which Apple and Google have capitalized upon in recent years.

Source: PCWorld

Mario Kart 8 Trailer

Mario Kart is a staple of every Nintendo platform, and finally we are seeing the new Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U. If Nintendo wanted to make the Wii U a hit at launch, it would have had this game bundled. Take a look.

 

Source: YouTube

Cooler Master @ CES 2013

We stopped by the Cooler Master suite today to see some of their new products that they are showcasing at CES 2013.  This year they are bringing a few new coolers to the market as well as showing off some of their best-selling gear that has proven itself in the field.  All of these main CPU coolers have a fan and they are showing off some of their new fans that offer great performance and 90cfm+ airflow while remaining fairly quiet.  These new fans will complement many of their new coolers.

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Cooler Master has really expanded their line of mobile accessories as well.  They have a lot of tablet products available in the Apple Store and are trying to get some of these working with popular Android devices as well.  Their CM Storm line of products made a strong showing as well and they are working on a couple of new keyboards with Cherry Green switches that offer an even firmer feel and finish that Brown, Blue, or Red swtiches that are currently available from many other companies.

CM Storm Stuff

 

Cooler Master still focuses on cooling, but they do have a lot of products that are interesting and geared toward a lot of different people.  From Power Supplies to Lithium-Polymer Batteries for charging your USB-based products on-the-go, Cooler Master now has something for almost everyone.

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