e-reader sales to reach $8.2 billion by 2014

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As it stands, global e-book reader sales were recorded at about $1.9 billion last year with a total of just under 11 million units sold. According to Yankee Group, those numbers will increase to $8.2 billion and nearly 72 million units, respectively, by 2014. That’s a lot of growth.

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Will The Daily for iPad fly?

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I downloaded Rupert Murdoch’s The Daily over the weekend, it’s the first daily newspaper designed for the iPad. It has plenty of bells and whistles, animated transitions, embedded videos, and plenty of content to go with it. They sure put the iPad’s processing power to the test. But it didn’t totally grab me. It felt a little too overdone. I appreciate their effort, the carousel of featured articles is clever but jittery, the embedded social integration is game changing when compared to present content iPad apps. But is that enough?

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CDMA version of iPad confirmed by Verizon Wireless

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And the floodgates are now open. Following up on yesterday’s announcement about a CDMA iPhone 4 making its way to Big Red, Verizon Wireless Chief Financial Officer Francis Shammo has now confirmed that a CDMA version of the prized Apple iPad will soon be joining the network too.

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iCade for iPad is the oldschool arcade cabinet we’ve always wanted

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A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away, there was a time when kids would leave their homes if they wanted to play video games. They would gather at gaming cafes, then called “arcades,” to drop coins into the large wooden boxes that housed individual games such as Ms. Pacman, Street Fighter or Frogger. Yes, we hope you remember this time, because we sure do and miss it too.

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Joby brings bendy Gorillapod arms to the iPad

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Joby has been known for its popular, and recognizable bendy tripod for your camera and mobile devices. You can morph and shape them into just about any configuration you want. At this year’s CES in Joby has added to their line up to include two new stands for the iPad, which they did not have any products for previously. Their new additions are the Ori Case for the iPad, which is a more set and mechanical looking piece, and the Yogi Case, which is their traditional go to design adapted for the iPad.

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iPad 2 mock-up pops up at CES

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Though pre-emptive cases for the yet-unreleased iPad 2 are nothing new, it’s the machined aluminum mock-up of the second-generation iPad inside this one’s sleek, black leather covers that really demands attention. Though we won’t know exactly where the specs came from, it seems absurd Dexim would go through all the trouble of designing a tight-fitting sleeve for it – which, by the way, the original iPad doesn’t fit into – if they weren’t absolutely certain about its accuracy.

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Kinect-like technology for iPad to wave through CES

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This past September at the IFA Berlin trade show Elliptic Labs revealed their Touchless Gesture User Interface technology. It allowed a user to make hand movements (gestures), similar to Microsoft’s Kinect technology; giving the user the ability to control their device by simple hand movements. The company had been working on a prototype with a reference design tablet which has now evolved into a touchless dock prototype for the Apple iPad.

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Wild About Books iPad app for children goes on sale tomorrow

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The iPad is many things, and tomorrow it will become an interactive children’s book with the addition of the Wild About Books app for iPad. The release of this app will follow with more 3D interactive interpretations of children’s books like Pat the Bunny, Little Golden Books, a in the months ahead.

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