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Kindle launches larger Kindle Paperwhite models

And a more premium Signature Edition

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Love them or hate them, Kindles have successfully affected the world of reading. Amazon’s reading devices have made reading more convenient when we can’t bring dozens of books with us, especially as we travel. As such, Amazon keeps updating its Kindle lineup. Recently, the company has once again released a new series of Kindle Paperwhite models.

Compared to the standard fare of Kindles, the Kindle Paperwhite series thrive on its unique set of features. The lineup sports a reading light to help readers get through the night without a lot of light.

With the recent update, the new Kindle Paperwhite has increased its reading area to an expansive 6.8-inch display with smaller bezels. The display is also much clearer, putting out content at 300dpi. To make things even better, the series offers warm light and dark mode options. The more premium Kindle Signature Edition also sports an automatic light sensor which adjusts the backlight depending on your surroundings.

In terms of battery power, the new Kindle Paperwhites can last for a whopping 10 weeks on a single charge. Plus, the Signature Edition is the first one of the series to support Qi wireless charging.

The new Kindle Paperwhite offers 8GB of internal storage and will sell for US$ 139.99. Meanwhile, the Signature Edition has 32GB of internal storage and will retail for US$ 189.99. Both devices are up for pre-orders and will come with a free four-month subscription of Kindle Unlimited.

Besides the two devices, Kindle is also launching a family-friendly Kindle Paperwhite for Kids. The device has a kid-friendly design and will come with a free year of Amazon Kids+. It retails for US$ 159.99.

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Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition lets you customize your phone’s colors

Mix and match

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Despite the availability of several devices in the market, foldables are still as niche as they come. Not everyone can get behind the new form factor yet. However, there is no doubt that owning a foldable phone helps users stand out from the crowd. Samsung, despite being one of the leaders of the market already, has launched a new way to further express creativity through its foldables. The new Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition allows users to customize how their foldables will look like.

With the Bespoke Studio, users can mix and match panels for their phones with different colors including blue, yellow, pink, white, and black. Further, users can customize their phone’s frame with either black or silver. They can also preview their custom colors through Samsung’s website.

Of course, a mind can sometimes be fickle. As such, Samsung is also offering Bespoke Upgrade Care which allows owners to change their panels and colors when they want a change for a varying service fee. Ordered editions will also come in packaging and themes that correspond to the user’s selected colors.

The Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition will start at US$ 1099.99 and will come with 12 months of Samsung Care+ protection. If ordered through Samsung.com, users can also avail up to US$ 600 of trade-in credit towards the special foldable phone.

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Samsung, Maison Kitsuné tie up for Galaxy Watch4 and Buds2

What does the fox say?

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A year at Samsung wouldn’t be complete without a slate of limited-edition partnerships with the world’s top designers. In the past, the company partnered with Thom Browne to deliver premium editions of their flagship phones. Now, Samsung has announced a partnership with independent fashion house Maison Kitsuné for two special-edition wearables.

The partnership infuses the Galaxy Watch4 and the Galaxy Buds2 with the fashion house’s playfulness. Both devices will now come in the brand’s Moonrock Beige color. Besides the new color, they will also incorporate a few design elements to help them stand above the rest.

Besides the Moonrock Beige leather straps with fox-shaped holes, the Galaxy Watch4 Maison Kitsuné Edition will come with an additional Space Gray strap to offer users an alternative look. In contrast, the gray strap will have the fashion house’s lettering emblazoned across its length.

On the flip side, the Moonrock Beige Galaxy Buds2 will come housed inside a Space Gray leather case. The case will have Maison Kitsuné’s fox logo front-and-center. Further, the left bud will have a fox head logo, and the right bud will have a fox tail logo, signaling continuity whenever wearing the earpieces.

To add more style to a user’s Samsung ecosystem, the Galaxy Watch4’s box and the Galaxy Buds2’s case will have an NFC tag linking to an exclusive Maison Kitsuné phone theme.

Both devices will ship starting on October 20 with only a limited number of units available in select markets. The 40mm Galaxy Watch4 will sell for US$ 399.99. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Buds2 will sell for US$ 249.99.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Review: Best Android smartwatch yet?

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NBA ties up with the Pixel 6 series for the playoffs

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Do we even need an official launch for the Pixel 6 series at this point? Hours ahead of its slated launch, the Pixel 6 series has revealed almost everything about itself through official releases and extensive leaks. Now, the newsreel has moved to other spotlights. Google has announced that the Pixel 6 series is the first presenting partner for the upcoming NBA playoffs.

Reported by The Athletic, the league officially announced the multiyear marketing and technology deal. With the partnership, the Pixel series will become the official presenting partner of the playoffs, the G League playoffs, and the NBA 2K League All-Star Game. Google had previously tied up for this season’s WNBA playoffs.

The NBA can now use Google Trends and other tools to improve data for both the league and the tech company.

As mentioned, Google has officially scheduled the Pixel 6’s launch for October 19. More than its predecessors, the flagship series will introduce a new smartphone experience for Android users, headed by Google’s first in-house chipset called the Tensor chip. Though the deal is for multiple years, the Pixel 6’s launch is definitely a timely one.

On the other hand, NBA is also celebrating a milestone this season. The upcoming season, which starts later this week, will be the 75th NBA season.

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