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Kindle, Nook, and iPad are holiday gifts that keep giving

Kindle, Nook, and iPad are holiday gifts that keep giving
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The tablet and the e-reader will be popular Christmas gifts for tech supporters on your shopping list this year, and there is a wide assortment from which to choose.

Amazon’s Kindle Fire comes out the easiest on your budget, pricing at $199. It has a 7 inch screen and a lot of content at competitive prices. Mediabistro.com reports it has Amazon’s Silk web browsing platform, and Netflix, Hulu and Pandora apps to stream movies and music.

And the Nook runs $249: Also with a 7-inch touchscreen, Nook has books and movie streaming with Netflix and Hulu, It specializes in children’s book and magazines, and has a microphone to record your voice to do narrations.

For lower budgets, the Kobo Vox, costs $199: It has a 7-inch Android touchscreen with Zinio magazines and a number of childrens’ books. Also, Amazon Kindle Touch 3G is available for $149, while the Nook Simple Touch can be had for $99.

 

Missing NASA moon rocks, space stuff have agency scratching their heads

Missing NASA moon rocks, space stuff have agency scratching their heads

Quick! Check eBay! There might be some moon rocks for sale.

NASA, the agency that had the know-how to put men on the moon, can’t seem to keep track of some of the stuff the astronauts brought back — no...

Way to prevent texting while driving discovered by N.J. researchers

Way to prevent texting while driving discovered by N.J. researchers
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says texting while behind the wheel increased 50 percent last year, but a team of researchers at Rutgers are trying t...

Matrix Development's Richard Johnson has the inside track on solar energy

Matrix Development's Richard Johnson has the inside track on solar energy
BY KATE ROA

If you were a Senior Vice President of a full-service real estate investment and development company, how would it feel to have fourteen million square feet of leasable rooftops in the heig...

N.J. weather forecast: Weekend warms up

N.J. weather forecast: Weekend warms up
BY STEVEN DiMARTINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Another excellent weekend of weather is on the way for the New York City and Philadelphia metropolitan areas! High pressure will slide off the coast today with...

DuPont agrees to pay state $725K for mishandling hazardous waste at Salem County plant

DuPont agrees to pay state $725K for mishandling hazardous waste at Salem County plant

The state Department of Environmental Protection Thursday announced it has reached an agreement with E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co. that requires the company to pay a fine of $725,000 and upgrade pr...

N.J. environmentalists upset by Gov. Christie's energy master plan

N.J. environmentalists upset by Gov. Christie's energy master plan
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Governor Chris Christie’s administration has released their energy master plan for New Jersey’s power needs in the future, and it reduces the state’s need for renewable...

N.J. weather forecast: Wind chills and freezing temperatures

N.J. weather forecast: Wind chills and freezing temperatures
BY STEVEN DiMARTINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

As the powerful low pressure system that brought heavy rain and some higher elevation snowfall departs into the northwestern Atlantic, a colder air mass finally...

Annual N.J. Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards to honor 12 recipients

Annual N.J. Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards to honor 12 recipients

Event set for Thursday in Trenton

12 recipients will be recognized at the 12th annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards, which will be handed out Thursday evening at the State Museum in Trento...

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