Daily Archives: November 4, 2011

Tech news from the web:

Barnes & Noble is to introduce the Nook Tablet, a lighter, faster, 7-inch color touchscreen e-reader, Engadget reports. The Nook Tablet is set to be released on November 16th for $249.

According to a study by Ernst & Young LLP, US venture capital investment in clean technology rose 73 percent from last year in the third quarter, Bloomberg reports. Read more

ipod family BIZ LIFE

Ten years after Apple launched the iPod, the company’s latest edition of the MP3 player has been synced with better software and prices. Meanwhile, two start-ups populated by Apple alumni are trying to bring a touch of their alma mater’s stylish approach to the humble thermostat and the art of time keeping. As well as reviewing the newest Nano after the jump, we have assessed the state of the MP3 category and taken an interactive shuffle down the iPod’s memory lane.

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Chris Nuttall

Tony Fadell, creator of the original iPod, says he still has every version of the device. He uses them in different places, from the car to the home, and believes that a hardware device devoted purely to music will be around for years.

But Mr Fadell’s latest obsession is a simple thermostat called Nest, which goes on sale this month for $250, only in the US for now. Read more