Google is working on a new technology called VP10 that will allow it to squeeze higher-quality video over broadband and mobile networks. And thanks to patent issues with a rival standard, it has a chance to catch on.
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Barnes & Noble's Nook Color is a capable color touch-screen e-book reader that offers much of the functionality of an Android tablet for half the price of an iPad.
While it doesn't offer much to distinguish itself from other Android tablets, the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is a decent 7-inch tablet at an affordable price.
Dubbed Project Rigel, the mobile app will let people retouch photos on iPhones and iPads. It is slated to make its debut at Adobe's conference for digital creators in October.
The Nook HD+ is a low-price, quality entry point into the world of tablets, especially now that it has full Google Play support.
The Barnes & Noble Nook HD's sharp screen and comfortable body make it an ideal tablet choice, especially for reading books, magazines and watching movies. Google Play now only adds to the allure.
Get the new school year off on the right foot with apps and services
From the Cheapskate: Also on tap today: a free password manager, and the return of the $20 Chromecast!
Misfit, a company known for health-tracking devices, has gotten into the lighting space with wireless LEDs you control with your mobile device.
Though Samsung's latest Galaxy Note has the same screen size and resolution of its predecessor, the display performance shows significant improvement, says screen tester DisplayMate.