Amazon Introduces New Kindle Fire!

Following up on the story I posted the other day regarding speculation that Amazon might be looking to buy Netflix’s streaming service wherein I mentioned that Amazon was preparing to make an exciting announcement…

Amazon has announced the availability of their new Kindle Fire device which is positioned to compete with Apple’s iPad (and Barnes & Noble’s full color Nook device!) I am very excited about this device as I have been struggling over which e-reader to possibly purchase. I am a very loyal Amazon customer but have been strongly considering the B&N full color Nook device because…well, it’s in color. And you can use it to browse the web, watch YouTube videos, check email, etc. However, I found it to be a bit cost prohibitive. The iPad was also VERY tempting, but even MORE cost prohibitive, and I am not at all crazy about using iTunes. So, I really had my eye on the Nook.

Now, Amazon has announced the creation of the Kindle Fire. It can do everything the other devices can and then some, as it includes free storage on Amazon’s Cloud – a place I like to think of as heavenly. The new Kindle Fire even has a really cool name. And, the best part is the price – just $199.00! Compare that to the iPad at around $599.00 or the Nook at $250.00!

Awesomeness at Only $199.00!


Check out the Kindle Fire, Full Color 7″ Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi today on Amazon.Com and let me know what you think!

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Alter Your Sense Of Reality: Experience Your Life… | Bit Rebels

Found this article about an awesome new app at Bit Rebels. Of course, I’m not so sure how awesome of an experience it would be for me since the music supposedly changes with your activity and I spend most of my day sitting ( at my desk, on my couch, in a car), I’m pretty sure the music will always sound the same! More reason to get out and exercise!

Get ready for your mind to be blown. Of every app I’ve ever written about, this one is the most fascinating. This app doesn’t just help you do something, like most apps. This app gives you a personalized, custom experience in a dreamland.

Let’s back up a moment. Have you ever heard of augmented sound? It’s a new technology which offers a more advanced option for listening to music. Normally when we listen to music, we hear a song the same way as everyone else does. The song is recorded, and we hear it, and that’s that.

Augmented sound is music that changes according to what we are doing. If we are running, the music is fast. If we are excited, the music builds up excitement. If we are sitting still on the couch, it’s soft and slow. If we are sitting in the sun, it’s happy and warm. We change the music by how we are feeling, what time of day it is, and where we are. It synchronizes to our life. That’s what this app does, so you don’t play it with a touchscreen; you play it with your life.

This app is based on the Inception movie concept, and it uses music from the Inception soundtrack to provide 10 different dreams that you unlock with your movements (more dreams are soon being added). You can read the Dream Reviews to learn the specifics of each dream. According to Inception the App, “This app is a dream machine that transforms the world around you into a dream world. It uses augmented sound to induce dreams through the headset of your iPhone and iPod Touch. It will change your perception of reality.”

This is wild and weird and the coolest thing I’ve written about in a while. Thank you to Christopher Nolan, Hans Zimmer and Michael Breidenbrucker. They have a reminder on the site that says the dream-space is less about the visual and more about the feeling you get from the music. If you try this, pleeeeease come back and leave us a comment with what your experience (or dream) was like!

This app is free, and it’s rated in the top 10 free apps in over 30 countries. You can download it here.

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