Barnes & Noble readying ‘e-reading device’ for spring, doesn’t want to talk about it

Oh spring, flowers blooming, bees buzzing, the smell of new e-readers in the air. According to The New York Times, the folks over at Barnes & Noble's digital team are putting the finishing touches on a "fifth e-reading device," to be released during the aforementioned season. Not a lot of details on that at the moment -- the bookseller's not spilling the beans. Given last year's release schedule, timing-wise the device would fall closer in line with the company's e-ink line of products, so perhaps the non-tablet Nook line still has a bit of fight left in it, after all.

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Panetta: Iran is one year away from producing nuclear weapons – Haaretz


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US Defense Secretary tells CBS that the US does not want Iran to develop a nuclear weapon, and that it 'shares common goals with Israel.' US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Sunday that Iran is only one year away from producing nuclear weapons.
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Wambach, Morgan are quite the pair, US women top Canada 4-0 to win Olympic … – Washington Post


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Japanese hardware sales, January 16 – 22: Forbidden love edition

His back slammed against the metal examination table, its ice-cold surface a stark contrast to the heat between them. The colonial marine's standard-issue helmet began to slip as she pushed him down, her claws lightly scratching his skin in an all-too-familiar fashion. The sensation filled him with lust, and shame, and when his helmet finally hit the floor the resulting clang reverberated throughout the halls of the still-sleeping ship.

"Not here," he whispered, his breath clouding in the humid, recycled air. "They'll catch us for certain, we'll both be killed."

"SCREEEEEEEEEE," she cooed back, extending her ovipositor and whispering into his ear with her second mouth. "Screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee."

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Nascar Driver Wins Rolex 24 – New York Times


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The Nascar driver AJ Allmendinger earned his first major victory in almost six years by closing out the Rolex 24 at Daytona for Michael Shank Racing. Allmendinger drove the final stint, spending almost three hours behind the wheel at the end of the ...
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T-Mobile keen to help iPhone users, plans to offer new procedures for unlocked phones

The iPhone might not officially be on the magenta network, but T-Mobile isn't about to turn its back on a million paying customers, either. According to a document obtained by TmoNews, the network plans to offer new "common procedures, information about feature and specifications and other basic device questions" to iPhone users starting Monday. T-Mobile has long had an open-door policy for customers with unlocked iPhones, since it doesn't have its own to sell -- though T-Mo CTO Neville Ray is hoping really hard that will change. Someday.

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The Joystiq Indie Pitch: Powergrids

Indie developers are the starving artists of the video-game world, often brilliant and innovative, but also misunderstood, underfunded and more prone to writing free-form poetry on their LiveJournals. We at Joystiq believe no one deserves to starve, and many indie developers are entitled to a fridge full of tasty, fulfilling media coverage, right here. This week, Michael Shotter shows us the difference between a fun game and a long-lasting staple in your library with his iOS strategy puzzler, Powergrids.



What's your game called and what's it about?

Powergrids is a strategy/puzzle game. The basic goal for players is to reveal as many grids as they can as efficiently as possible by balancing the use of a resource -- power -- that is needed to both expose the grid and increase the player's score.

Why develop independently, rather than work for an established company?

I've worked for many years as a web-application developer and development-team lead for some pretty prestigious, non-gaming-related organizations and I've enjoyed that work in general, but sometimes things happen that push you in a different direction. Last year I was laid off without warning from my full-time job, which, oddly enough, gave me an opportunity to re-consider my career options.

I wanted to take some time to get up to speed on mobile development and I've always loved games and deeply respected the craft of creating them. I even ran a gaming-themed website for a number of years, so I decided to make the best of a bad situation and learn Objective-C and the iOS SDK by developing an iOS game.

I actually created Powergrids back in 2005 as a Flash-based game to help promote the aforementioned gaming site, so the basic concept was fleshed out and proven, which definitely made the whole development process a bit smoother and allowed me to focus on new features like the Enhanced mode, which is new to the iOS version of the game.

In my case, independent development was more of a circumstantial necessity than anything, but as someone who's worked in a lot of different places, I definitely appreciate the creative freedom it allows.

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Teague back from sore ankle, ties career high with 24 points in Hawks’ 94-72 … – Washington Post


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NEW ORLEANS — Jeff Teague tied a career high with 24 points despite playing on a sore left ankle and the Atlanta Hawks beat the New Orleans Hornets 94-72 on Sunday night. Willie Green added 16 points and Marvin Williams 14 for Atlanta, which won for ...
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London-Bound, US Keeps Foot on the Gas – New York Times


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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Pia Sundhage, the coach of the United States women's soccer team, wanted an honest answer. How did Alex Morgan feel about her reduced role at forward during much of the Olympic qualifying tournament?
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