Updating the clock on nook
In its 1.0 implementation, Nook is not as fast or as smooth as it should be, but already it's showing that the second screen is not a gimmick.Still, I need to get this out of the way: The second screen is not a sudden and miraculous cure for what ails ebook readers.)--NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc.(NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that Pinterest is now available on NOOK HD, NOOK HD , NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color and will come preloaded on new devices along with Twitter and a new Facebook for NOOK app.Kindle plays it straight, developing a user interface that works well enough with physical buttons and e-ink (as long as you don't use the "experimental" browser).Nook preserves the same pleasurable reading experience, but tucks in the capacitive-touch LCD screen for added control.Look at the beautiful screen on that Nook Simple Touch.
That being said, the new update is a bit unstable and bleeding-edge.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the device used as a navigational display.
This other hack put a simple touch on a sailboat for the same direct-sunlight-readability reason.
Cyanogenmod is basically the shade-tree Linux distro version of Android, right down to having founded a commercial company that is doing its own weird and wacky things for newer hardware.
New versions of it for older hardware nobody even makes anymore, like the Nook HD, are very much an open-source do-it-yourself project for tinkerers who feel like messing with it.
The NOOK Store also provides helpful age recommendations for parents and lets customers browse by subject area to find the perfect app for their child among the broadest and the most curated collection of kids’ educational apps on any Android store.