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Believe it or not, Barnes and Noble is still selling Nook devices (remember those?). The Nook Tablet 7 is one of its newer models and if you happen to own one, stop using the included power adapter immediately. Barnes and Noble has issued a recall due to the risk of shock. The company warns that the power adapter's casing can break when plugged into an electrical outlet, thereby exposing its metal prongs and posing a risk of shock. "Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power adapters and register online for a free replacement adapter along with a Barnes and Noble $5 gift card. Once registered, consumers will be able to print a pre-paid UPS label to return the recalled adapters... Read more...
You might want to think twice before adding Barnes & Noble’s latest tablet to your virtual or physical cart. It has been reported that the Nook Tablet 7 has been found to include ADUPS, which is known for specializing in collecting data from Android users and installing hostile apps. Barnes & Noble departed from its  OMAP/Snapdragon designs and instead contracted Shenzhen Jingwah Information Technology Co., Ltd. The tablet runs MediaTek’s MT8163 ARM Cortex-A53 processor. MediaTek, a low-cost chipmaker, is known for protecting malware from Google security and has actively worked with ADUPS in the past. ADUPS is capable of SMS recording, SMS transmission, IMEI exfiltration, IMSI transmission,... Read more...
If you're in the market for a new tablet that also doubles as an e-reader, you may want to hold off for just a little bit. Rumors suggest Barnes & Noble will be releasing a new iteration of its NOOK Tablet in the very near future to battle in the low-end sector of the tablet market traditionally dominated by the Amazon Kindle Fire. According to the leaked specs, it seems certain that this NOOK, called Tablet 7, will not be that expensive. It is likely being used to help Barnes & Noble better compete against the likes of Amazon, which itself offers a meager-spec'd Fire tablet for a mere $50. Under the upcoming NOOK Tablet 7's hood is a MediaTek MT8163 CPU, a Mali-T720 GPU, a 3,000... Read more...
Back in June Barnes and Noble announced that its next Nook e-reader would be developed by Samsung. Today, the bookseller unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet for $179. The new Nook features a 7” LCD display with 1280x800 resolution, has 8GB of memory that is upgradeable to 32GB with a microSD card, will last up to 10 hours, weighs 9.7oz, and is available in black or white. For the little Narcissus in you, it also comes with a front camera (1.3MP) and rear camera (3.0MP) for taking photos and videos. Furthermore, the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook has a built-in GPS and is capable of running two applications simultaneously for those who like to multitask. It will also support up to six personalized... Read more...
Barnes and Noble recently indicated that it was planning to launch at least one new Nook device in time for the holidays, with more in the pipeline, and according to The Digital Reader’s sources, that time may well be in early October. The sources indicate that B&N is likely releasing both a tablet and an ereader. There’s little information beyond that at this point, unfortunately, but looking at the company’s current ereader and tablet lineup, it’s intriguing to consider what might pop up. For instance, the Nook HD and HD+ got the Google Play treatment earlier this year, which increased their value and appeal and put them on more equal footing with competition such... Read more...