Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight Coming Early May For $139

This is the newest e-book reader from Barnes & Noble — the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight (official full name). The specs are the same as the previous generation’s — 6-inch E Ink Pearl touchscreen display, same internals, same size and same chassis — but is actually lighter, at 6.95 ounces vs. the older generation’s 7.48 ounces. GlowLight is simply a special patent pending technology that consists of scattering/spreading the screen’s LEDs up top with an anti-glare screen protector to uniformly spread light across the top of the Nook Simple Touch’s screen — basically meaning it can be clear, crisp, and bright in any light condition, including at night. It will launch in early May for $139, which is a very competitive price to other e-book readers, namely Amazon’s Kindle. It is available for pre-order now.

Full details at the source link. Via: B&N

Kinect Support Inbound To ‘Skyrim’ Later This Month, Says Bethesda

Whoa, nelly. There’s Kinect support for The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim coming later this month, says developer Bethesda. Features offered by the update will include speaking your Shouts (if you’ve memorized the dragonic languages in Skyrim), like the famous “Unrelenting Force” or “Fus Ro Dah” shout, ordering followers around, navigating menus, over 200 voice commands (including the shouts), and looking at the map. Check out the video above to brush up on your skills.

Also, don’t you remember seeing this in the Game Jam from Bethesda a while back?

Via: Bethesda Blog

QLOCKTWO W Is A Watch That Displays The Time Using Letters

In a very chic display of modern design and the beauty of stainless steel, Biegert & Funk have created the QLOCKTWO W, a watch version of the table and wall clocks they’ve built in the past. The idea here is that within the square resides 110 letters, and when the stainless steel button is pressed, the time appears, but in words. It’s an idea I already like, very much.

It will launch this Autumn in brushed stainless steel or black, measures 35 x 35 x 7mm, with black leather or natural rubber strap, and displays the calendar day and seconds using LED technology.


Brevity Review: Crumpler Nhill Heist Backpack — Get It If You’re Awesome

These brevity reviews are all about quick and short evaluations of gadgets. So to begin swiftly, the Nhill Heist by Crumpler is a sleek backpack designed for urban ninjas, smart people, myself, corporate dudes, and the Gizmodo guys. During my tests of the Nhill Heist throughout Manhattan (and school), I found the back to be incredibly slim, light and brilliant.

Leaked: Verizon’s Upcoming Incredible 4G

There’s not much to see here: the Incredible 4G looks just as usual in terms of aesthetics to all the other DROID Incredible smartphones. The only differences here should be that the Incredible 4G is being upgraded to modern-day specs. What the Incredible 4G seems to be sporting is a 4-inch qHD display, a dual-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera with zero shutter lag, a microSD slot and run Sense 4.0 atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, including an NFC chip, Beats Audio, and 4G LTE support. It should launch sometimes during this ornext quarter.

Via: AndroidPolice

Crysis 3 Art Leaked On Origin; More Info Coming April 16th

Crysis. The series literally invented to bring all computers down to their knees, nearly burning out and crashing GPUs and CPUs (that may be hyperbole, but it has happened). While you may have to an awesome rig to play any Crysis game at top-notch settings, it doesn’t stop it from being one of the most popular PC gaming franchises, and in a recent leak on EA’s digital download service, Origin, some art for Crysis 3 was leaked. And it seems like our nanosuit hero, Alcatraz from Crysis 2, is holding a very high-tech bow and arrow. Hmm?

ViaNeoGAF, Polygon

US Government Sues Apple And 5 Other E-Book Publishers Over Price Fixing

This wasn’t exactly in the cards, but it happened without hesitation on part of the United States government. Six major e-book publishers: Apple, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillian, Penguin and Simon & Schuster are being sued over alleged price rigging of e-books. Specifically that the agency pricing scheme — where the vendor takes a 40% cut of sales for example — contrasts highly against the usual book store pricing scheme; that is a wholesale model. If the DoJ wins the case, then major sellers like Amazon and the famous Barnes and Noble will have to sell best-selling books at a loss, something no one exactly wants to do in this economy.

ViaBloombergDepartment of Justice filing (In PDF)