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Barnes & Noble's new e-ink e-reader costs the same ($119) as the Kindle PaperWhite, is lighter at 6.2 ounces , and has an improved lighting scheme.

Nook GlowLight: Barnes & Noble's next-gen e-reader challenges Amazon's Kindle PaperWhite

Barnes & Noble's new e-ink e-reader costs the same ($119) as the Kindle PaperWhite, is lighter at 6.2 ounces, and has an improved lighting scheme.

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The 2013 edition of the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is faster, brighter, and more responsive. There's a $20 premium for the ad-free version, but with a price that starts at a low $119, ads or no ads it's a great deal.

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Build your own phone with Project Ara

Google-owned Motorola launches a project for modular smartphones, Facebook tests new ways to track users, and Barnes & Noble introduces the new Nook GlowLight.

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Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight e-reader gets brighter (pictures)

Barnes & Noble's next-generation e-ink e-reader costs the same ($119) as Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite, is lighter at 6.2 ounces, and has an improved lighting scheme. Check out CNET's photos of the new device.

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Microsoft throws in the towel on Tag

The software giant gives up on its alternative to the QR code, LinkedIn gets schooled with University Pages, and Barnes & Noble pushes new video apps.

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Get a Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch for $49.99

Best Buy's deal of the day shaves $30 off the price of this popular (and versatile) touch-powered e-reader.

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Amazon's Kindle Fire HD.

Best tablets under $200 right now

New versions of popular tablets will soon be released, and now's your chance to take advantage of price drops for last year's models.

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Another Amazon victim -- this time it's Barnes & Noble's CEO

William Lynch's departure, preceded by a losing battle pitting the Nook against Amazon's Kindle, puts more authority in the hands of the man who built up the bookseller chain as a traditional retailer.

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Microsoft's partnerships: Hits and misses

Redmond has some head-scratching strategic partnerships such as Barnes & Noble's Nook, but a few have played out decently, at least in terms of distribution.

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Does it still make sense to buy a Nook HD?

Barnes & Noble will stop making color tablets, meaning its existing inventory will be sold on the cheap. Is now the time to buy?

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The Nook Windows 8 app.

Nook Windows 8 app offers new design, discounts

The latest update to the app features a new interface, quicker performance, and a discount on certain books and magazines.

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