Developer mounts Nook e-book reader to dashboard for entertainment and diagnostics

Monday, December 5, 2011 - 11:15am

Nook in Jeep dashboardWe've seen people attach an iPad to their car's dashboard for an easy-to-access mobile web interface, but a Nook (the Barnes & Noble e-book reader -- their counterpart to Amazon's Kindle)? 

Lifehacker reports that XDA Developers forum member "craigbru" has done it, and has a how-to guide for installing and mounting a Nook Color in the car, for both entertainment and to monitor the engine (and hopefully not for reading!). For the diagnostics, he's using a device called a Bluetooth OBD-II reader and an Android app called Torque. And, you can see he's loaded up Slacker for music (the Nook is an Android-based tablet platform).

Read more in Lifehacker, and the XDA Developers forum.

Barnes & Noble out Nook Tablet with Pandora, MOG, Rhapsody, Grooveshark

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 12:00pm

Nook TabletTo compete with Amazon's recently-announced Kindle Fire tablet, Barnes & Noble today unveiled the Nook Tablet. The device features a 7" color touchscreen plus apps from Pandora, MOG, Rhapsody, Grooveshark, Netflix and Hulu. It arrives next week for $250.

Engadget has more coverage here and here.

(Pandora is actually no stranger to Nooks. It's offered on the Nook Color and can be hacked onto the original black-and-white Nook eReader.)

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