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10 Nook Tablet Covers

Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet is in stores and if you are planning to buy one, you may want to consider getting a cover for it to prevent scratches. We’ve put together a list of different Nook Tablet covers that are out there on the market with their price and a brief description of the product. If you are in the market for a Kindle Fire, check out our list of 10 Kindle Fire Covers.

1. Neoprene Case, $19.95: This form fitting neoprene sleeve (pictured left) features an embossed ‘n’ logo for the Nook, as well as a chrome zipper up top

2. Minimal Trifold Cover, $34.95: This leather case folds out flat and features a faux suede interior with pockets and a magnet closing system

3. Jonathan Adler, Pink Circles Cover for Nook Tablet, $39.95: The tablet slips inside of this portfolio-style cotton canvas case which features a brightly concentric design  Read more

How To Read The News For Free On A Nook

Barnes and Noble offers plenty of newspaper subscriptions for the Nook to fine publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times, but if you are looking for a way to turn your Nook into a news reader for free, here’s how. (If you are a Kindle user, check out our post on “How To Read News For Free On The Kindle.”

Using a free tool called Calibre, you can download news into the app and then convert it for reading on the Nook. Then:

1. Open Calibre and at the top of the application, click on the “Fetch News” icon. This will produce a drop down menu with news in more than thirty different languages.

2. Click on English and there more than three hundred different news organizations offering free news through the feed. We chose the Associated Press. (Once the news is downloaded it will appear in your library.)

3. The content will automatically be in the ePUB format which is readable on a Nook. So all you have to do is add the file to your Nook library.

USB Host Enabled on the NookColor

It’s been some months since the NookColor has been hacked, and it keeps getting better. First came the ability to run third part apps, and then Bluetooth was enabled, and most recently the NookColor was hacked to run MeeGo, a completely different OS.

About a week ago a hacker successfully enabled USB Host support on the NookColor. You can now plug in a keyboard and the NC will recognize it. You can also plug in USB thumb drives and add external storage, or you can add a webcam (not all models will work).

This hack is based on a NC running the open source firmware Cyanogen Mod7, which is good news for the cautious adopter. The hack will very likely be added to a future stable release of CM7, so you won’t need to run the risk of bricking your NookColor.

via XDA-Forums

image by Brian Sawyer

Angry Birds On The Nook Touch

Hackers have done it again: Taken an innocent eReader and put Angry Birds on it. This time on the Nook Touch, the new touch screen black-and-white eReader that just came out from Barnes & Noble.

In the above video, posted by YouTube member JFreke, you can see how the device that was designed for the simplicity of reading, can already do much more. Well, kind of…

Via Engadget.

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