Nook becomes a more tempting tablet

The Nook gets access to all Android apps and media on Google Play, Acer gets creative with laptop design, and Staples is first national retailer to sell a 3D printer.

CNET Update gives the Nook a second look:

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In this edition of Update:

- The Nook gets more attractive with full access to the Google Play store. (Put a Kindle app on a Nook? Madness!)

- Acer gets creative with its latest Windows 8 laptop, the Acer Aspire R7. (Touchpad above the keyboard? More madness!)

- The first solar-powered aircraft begins its long journey across the U.S.

- Learn to add an event to your Google calendar from inside an e-mail.

- Hotmail users must face the music and move on to Outlook.com.

- Staples puts 3D printing in the retail spotlight by selling the Cube 3D printer in stores.

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