Tech 2.0 for Monday, February 25, 2013

Contributor: Matt Davenport
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Updated: 2/25/2013 1:58 pm


RT @Jordamus_Prime: Supposedly with the death of Damian, expect a new #Robin's first appearance in Batman & Robin #19!!!

@BlairJCampbell Robin is easily my favorite Superhero. Always has been, although I prefer Tim to Damian.

Also, real glad I'm not the only one who reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally doesn't want Harper Row to take over as Robin, should Damian kick buckets.

HP Slate 7 Android tablet rocks Beats, $169 price tag; due out in April - http://t.co/veBF7JpfxK

HP dives into Android with new Slate 7 Jelly Bean tablet, coming to the US this April for $169 http://t.co/WnmTjBAq2c


Hewlett-Packard is jumping back into the pool -- the tablet pool. HP is making a tablet computer that uses Google's Android operating system. The HP Slate 7 will have a 7-inch screen, making it similar in size to the Amazon Kindle Fire. It will cost $169 when it goes on sale in April in the U.S. Most tablet makers, including Samsung and Amazon, have chosen Android as the best and cheapest operating system for products that can compete against Apple's iPad. HP previously made a tablet based on Palm's WebOS software, but the effort fizzled. The company also makes a more powerful tablet with PC-type components for the corporate market, which runs a PC-style version of Windows 8. HP hasn't produced a tablet using Windows RT, Microsoft's product for iPad-like tablets.

There may be some changes at the top for bookstore Barnes and Noble. Chairman Leonard Riggio announced Monday that he wants to buy the company's stores. The potential sale would leave the Nook business as a separate company. Barnes and Noble reported a weak Christmas season. Sales at retail stores were down 11-percent from the year before and sales at its Nook unit were down more than 12-percent. Barnes and Noble and other traditional book retailers have had a hard time competing with Amazon.com. Borders filed for bankruptcy two years ago and went out of business in July 2011.

You most likely have heard that "Argo" won the Best Picture Oscar at Sunday night's Academy Awards. But even if you went to bed early, you can find about the other winners. The official Oscars web site has the complete list of winners, backstage and red carpet photos, and other choice bits from Hollywood's biggest night. And according to Twitter, viewers of the show generated 8.9 million Oscars-related tweets. Twitter users sent 2.1 million tweets during the red carpet and 6.8 million during the awards show.


Barnes & Noble Founder Wants to Buy Retail Business, Dump Nook: Barnes & Noble today announced that founder Leonard Riggio hopes to p...

Nook's future uncertain as Riggio bids for B&N: Barnes & Noble founder Leonard Riggio has... http://t.co/7mG1Glbx3R

Between #Oscar and the #Oscars there is nothing good to read on #Twitter or watch on T.V.

Whole lotta' tweeting going on - 8.9 Million Oscars-Related Tweets Sent Sunday http://t.co/FfmAkjYaxf

Amused by Twitter indignation to @SethMacFarlane cracking bad taste jokes. He created Family Guy, not Glee. #Oscars
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