Top technology news for October 29
Motorola is currently working on an interesting plan that will see it build a highly modular smartphone platform using free and open hardware. The platform is called Ara and devices using the platform are expected to land this holiday season.
If you're a fan of Star Wars you'll want to stop what you're doing and check out this Star Wars blooper reel that has surfaced. The video is about two minutes long and shows a bunch of bloopers from the original Star Wars films that were discovered in the Lucasfilm archives.
Apple will offer in-store pickup for the iPad Air tablet starting with the tablet's launch. The tablet will launch on November 1.
Samsung has announced it will be launching a tablet aimed specifically at kids called the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids tablet. The tablet will start at $229 and will launch on November 10 with pre-orders kicking off November 1.
Amazon has announced the launch of its Kindle Matchbook service. The service offers people who purchased print versions of books from Amazon going back to 1995 the opportunity to buy digital versions at prices of up to $2.99. There are currently over 70,000 books enrolled in Matchbook.
A source has tipped that Google is set to begin mass production of its own smart watch soon. The source says that Google is in talks with Asian suppliers to begin mass production of the smart watch within months.