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Here is a way to add more features to your nook without purchasing anything extra.

Recently, I reviewed the Barnes & Noble nook, but I noted that there were some features that were missing in the eReader. Something Barnes & Noble needs to fix on a future software upgrade.

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Hacking the nook

Here is a way to add more features to your nook without purchasing anything extra.

April 14th, 2010 at 6:00am — Comments: (1) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Gadgets

Barnes and Noble nook

Recently, I reviewed the Barnes & Noble nook, but I noted that there were some features that were missing in the eReader. Something Barnes & Noble needs to fix on a future software upgrade.

Since the nook runs entirely on the Android operating system, there is an opportunity to add additional features to the nook. Most users were not content with an eReader that just reads eBooks.

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Review: Barnes and Noble nook eReader

Recently, I purchased the Barnes & Noble nook eReader...

March 23rd, 2010 at 6:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Gadgets

Barnes and Noble nook

...and after owning it for a little over a month, this would be great time to discuss this outstanding device.

Overview

Let's start with the specs of the eReader. The Barnes & Noble nook is compact at a height of 7.7 inches and 4.9 inches wide. The depth of the nook is just half an inch and weighs just 12.1 ounces.

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eBook Readers: THE Ultimate Reference Tool

I've never wanted an electronic book reader until I realized the potential of having one. Here's why I bought one.

March 5th, 2010 at 6:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Gadgets

Hand with books coming out of a Laptop

Lately, I've been picking on the nook through my Programming Thought Of The Day tweets on Twitter. There's a reason.

I've been looking over the ebook reader market since last September and was extremely impressed with the nook when it was released. Unfortunately, the demand for the nook was extremely high and I had to wait.

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An Asus Terabyte Laptop!

Hot on the heals of Asus's EEE PC, they are releasing a laptop that will satisfy even the worst packrat.

January 3rd, 2008 at 7:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Gadgets

Asus is really moving forward with their laptops and portables.

InfoWorld reports on Asus releasing a laptop with a terabyte hard drive. The Asus M70S is to be released at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Some of the options available on this beast are digital/analog TV tuner and video recording capabilities. You can even get an optional remote control with it.

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10 Christmas Gifts for Geeks

Got a Christmas idea for your favorite geek? Here's a list of cool techie gadgets for the geek who has everything.

November 20th, 2007 at 7:00pm — Comments: (1) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Gadgets

Since Black Friday and CyberMonday is approaching, everyone has a favorite geek in their life whether it's a relative, friend, or even a spouse. But...what to get them? Hmmm...

Shopping for a Christmas gift idea for a geek is difficult, but you can buy a decent Christmas gift. Here is a list of some of the latest and unique Christmas gifts for your loveable geek this season.

  1. For the blogger in your life, have them expand their talents with the They'll be able to create their own podcast and upload it to their site for everyone to listen to.
    USB Podcast Studio
  2. All freelancers are working their butt off, but maybe you shouldn't be working so hard. Take a load off and start leading the life you want through Timothy Ferriss's best selling book called The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich. Everyone has sworn by it and maybe it will make your life a little easier as well.
  3. By now, the craze of the iPhone has worn off, right? Noooo, not really. Apple's iPhone 8GB is still selling strong and may get your geek to foam at the mouth by even mentioning it. Make sure you get him or her one for Christmas!
    iPhone 8GB
  4. Did you know that the Nintendo Wii is STILL selling like hotcakes? Here's proof. And if you still don't believe me, check this article. One of my friends got lucky and JUST purchased one on Thursday, so they are out there on shelves.
  5. Even though you can stuff a lot of MP3's on a CD, most people would just like to take an 8GB SD card with them. But how do you take it with you in the car? For the car audio geeks out there, you'll be surprised to see a trickle of audio receivers that are now starting to include Secure Digital slots. A great Christmas gift would be the Boss Mobile DVD Player with USB and Memory Card Ports BV2950TU. Oh, and yes, it has a TV Tuner and can play DVD's as well.
  6. If you go on vacation, you don't want to lug around a laptop. Make sure you take your portable hard drive that accepts any Flash media from your digital camera or digital camcorder. If you are a geek, this will definitely help you with any traveling media.

    Teac 40GB Multifunction USB 2.0 Portable Photo Storage Drive

  7. If the iPhone is too much money, try The Nokia N800 Internet Tablet PC or the Nokia N810 Portable Internet Tablet.  Each is considered the ultimate Linux handheld for the geek who wants portable media. Because of the recent news with a Garnet VM, this may be a great time to pick up either one.
  8. If you're a programmer, you know that Mountain Dew or Jolt is what gets your fingers flicking on those keys to crank out code, so make sure you have a cold mini desk refrigerator handy for your energy fuel.
  9. Most geeks have some old hard drives lying around, but don't know what's on them. You can't read them until you actually hook them up and reboot a PC. The 2.5" and 3.5" SATA HDD Stage Rack takes your old hard drives and attaches them through a USB port. Definitely a great Christmas gift idea for geeks who have everything.
    HDD Stage Rack
  10. Every geek is looking for the most portable, flexible, and smallest laptop that can do everything they need while out on the road. Well, the ASUS EEE PC 4G Notebook PC (7", 512 MB RAM), Pearl White is perfect for the holidays for ONLY $400. There are different flavors (different memory sizes), but I'm hoping Santa will be bring an Asus 8GB version this Christmas.

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Top 10 Cell Phone-PDAs

Looking for a way to always stay connected while managing your contacts effectively?

July 24th, 2007 at 5:00am — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Gadgets

I'm skeptical when it comes to the all-in-one devices, but for those who love the dual cell phone/PDA setup (a.k.a. Smart Phones), PC World reported on the Top 10 Cell Phone/PDAs in the market today.

For now, I'm still weighing my options for a device that assists me with my virtual office.

However, I am starting to "eye up" the T-Mobile Wing. :-)

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Missed the Wii? How about a "Wii" (tiny) looking PC?

Shuttle has the answer for people looking for a small form-factor PC.

December 1st, 2006 at 12:00pm — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Gadgets

For those who missed out on the Nintendo Wii, Shuttle has the answer with a small form factor PC that looks like the size of a Wii.

The size of the PC will set you back about $800-$1,000, but you'll get a small PC to use as a server if you want. :-)

This PC reminds me of the tiny mini-itx boards you can purchase and put into just about anything, which makes this tiny motherboard an ideal solution for file servers.

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SD Memory capacities are increasing...

Palm Boulevard talks about how big SD Cards are getting...and so are their prices.

January 11th, 2006 at 10:55pm — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Gadgets

Lately, the SD card prices are coming down slowly.

Palm Boulevard talks about an 1GB for $120 and 2GB for $200. Not bad.

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New Imation USB Flash Wristband

Middle and High school kids are gonna love this device.

January 11th, 2006 at 11:14pm — Comments: (0) — By: Jonathan Danylko — Tags: Gadgets

My wife is thinking about getting the USB band for our son.

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