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Geek 5: All the News You Need to Know

Sep 9 2012 - 8:22am

Kindle users got some extra love this week as Amazon introduced the Kindle Fire HD tablet and the Kindle Paperwhite ereader. Plus, we shared a few of our favorite gadget releases and tech gear to get excited about this Fall. Check out this and more of what happened this week in Geek.

Kindle Fire HD

The Kindle Fire was big news when announced last year as a multimedia tablet ready to battle with the kingpin iPad, and now Amazon's taking aim at the new iPad's retina display with the introduction of the Kindle Fire HD [1]. We look at the coolest features of this revamped tablet.

Another New Kindle!

After days of speculation as to what new product Amazon had up its sleeve for this week's LA press conference, it all started with a backlit ereader called Kindle Paperwhite [2]. Sharper with a higher-contrast display than the Kindle Touch, the new device uses Amazon-made Paperwhite technology, a blend of adjustable backlighting and traditional e-ink with a capacitive touch screen display.

September Must Haves

We're leaping into a new month and season with a refresh: revisiting a favorite sci-fi show, hoping for a smartphone update, and checking out the latest tablet to hit the tech scene. As we welcome Fall, see what new gadgets and entertainment [3] the GeekSugar team is coveting now.

Which Is Your Favorite Robot?

Yes, there really is a Robot Hall of Fame. And you can vote to decide which robot should be the newest member of this prestigious group at Carnegie Mellon University. Twelve contenders, both real-world and fictional robots, are in the running. So who will it be: a robot used in combat or the lovable WALL-E? Click through the gallery to see some of the coolest robots up for the honor [4].

Batman Meets Fashion

Attention, all Batwomen: the love of Batman continues to get more stylish and chic with each fashionable season. Zoe Karssen, a Dutch label [5] famous for reinterpreting and modernizing classic tees and sweatshirts, has made the Caped Crusader their number one style icon.

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