The new Amazon KindleThe Nintendo 3DS will have a price and release date in two months, YouTube may change user video uploads to 15 minutes, and Amazon releases a new version of its Kindle e-reader.
It's Thursday, July 29, I'm Mark Licea, and it's time to get loaded. Amazon has a new Kindle for sale. It's smaller and weighs less than the previous generation model and can load pages 20% faster. The new Kindle is also coming with an experimental browser and will be available in 2 models, a 3G version for 189 and a much cheaper WiFi-only model for 139. It now comes with 4 gigabytes of storage. Nintendo showed off their 3DS during E3 in June. Now they're announcing another press event in September to release a date and price for the device. We were told that it would be up by March of next year and will have confirmation in 2 months. Apple updated their Safari browser. The new version is available from Mac and PC and has a few new security fixes. The browser will now allow third party extensions like e-mail and news alerts from developer websites. Go to extensions.apple.com and you'll find extra features that you can download to customize your browser. Firefox, Chrome, and IE all support extensions. And similar to Chrome, Safari's extensions will update in the background. Google is adding text translation to Google Docs. The service will now let you translate a document inside Google Docs and the translated text will open in a new tab. To use this feature, go to Tools and Translate Document. And YouTube may soon start allowing videos of up to 15 minutes in length. Right now the cut-off is 10 minutes and YouTube partners can already upload videos longer than this, but general users cannot. Boing Boing is reporting that to celebrate the launch, YouTube will hold a 15 Minutes of Fame contest where the winner gets featured on YouTube's homepage. That's your news for now. I'm Mark Licea with CNET TV. Thanks for watching.