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Soon you’ll be able to look your friends in the eye (sort of) when you log into your favorite social network with Google Glass. Google has announced at the I/O conference in San Francisco that the futuristic eyewear, dubbed Glassware, will come with applications for Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Evernote, as well as publications like CNN and Elle.

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Barnes & Noble added two Nooks to the tablet family that have better screens and faster processors. There’s the 7-inch Nook HD (starting at $200 with 8 GB) and 9-inch Nook HD+ (starting at $270 with 16 GB). San Francisco Chronicle The largest U.S. bookstore chain’s new devices will take on Amazon.com’s updated Kindle Fire announced Sept. 6. The online retailer, which also pitched its new devices as a cheaper competitor to the iPad, starts its 7-inch tablet at $199 and an 8.9-inch at $299. Bloomberg Businessweek In the United States, the tablets can be pre-ordered, starting Wednesday, and will ship in late October. They will become available in the United Kingdom in late November. Boston Herald Consumers will soon have another mobile video streaming service to consider, with Barnes & Noble announcing a new product that analysts say could create problems for Netflix. Though the company declined to offer pricing details for Nook Video, which won’t be a subscription service like Netflix, Barnes & Noble spokeswoman Mary Ellen Keating indicated they will rival other offerings. Reuters In many ways, Barnes & Noble, which operates nearly 700 stores, has defied expectations. It beat Amazon to the marketplace with touchscreen devices and a color reader in recent years, and won plaudits from reviewers this year for its glow-in-the-dark Nook that allows someone to read with the lights off so as not to disturb others. Read more

Al Gore Rules the Top Grossing iPad Book Apps List

Al Gore‘s Our Choice is once again the top grossing iPad app for the week, according to research from AppData, Inside Network’s data service that tracks app and developer leaderboards.

The innovative app was designed by Push Pop Press, the eBook design company purchased by Facebook last week. To prepare for Mediabistro’s upcoming Publishing App Expo on December 7-8, we spotlight the top grossing book apps every week–helping our readers discover and analyze successful content.

Below, we’ve listed the top ten grossing iPad apps of the week–linking to App Data’s research about each individual app, including historical charts, developer information and app pricing details.

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Al Gore App, Formatting eBooks & Kindle Library: Top eBook Headlines of the Week

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Al Gore Scores Top Grossing iPhone & iPad App This Week

To prepare for Mediabistro’s upcoming Publishing App Summit on December 7-8, we will be spotlighting the top grossing book apps every week–helping our readers discover and analyze successful content.

Former Vice President Al Gore has the top grossing iPhone and iPad book app in the Apple App store this week with his new title, Our Choice.

Below, we’ve listed the top ten grossing iPhone and iPad apps of the week. Tomorrow we will run a top 10 list for paid Android Apps. We’ve linked to the online pages for the individual apps so you can explore the content without opening iTunes.

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Rodale Books Release Digital Titles, Includes New Al Gore Title

Rodale, a publisher of health and wellness titles, has a new lineup of eBooks out, including Al Gore’s new enhanced eBook app.

Gore’s new book is an interactive digital version of Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis. The app is a co-production from Push Pop Press and publisher Melcher Media. Push Pop Press founder/ex-Apple designer Mike Matas demoed the Our Choice app at the TED conference in Long Beach, CA back in March.

Rodale’s new offerings also include the eBook version of The Eat This, Not That! No-Diet Diet by David Zinczenko with Matt Goulding. Rodale also has an enhanced version of Foundation: Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence, from celebrity trainers Dr. Eric Goodman and Peter Park, coming out this month.

Al Gore’s eBook Is ‘Breath Powered’

A breath powered app? That is the gimmick in a new app from former Vice President Al Gore that was demonstrated at the TED Conference in Long Beach, CA yesterday.

Push Pop Press founder/ex-Apple designer Mike Matas demoed the Our Choice app, a follow up to Gore’s film An Inconvenient Truth at the event. The app is a co-production from Push Pop Press and publisher Melcher Media.

Fast Company reports: “Matas stopped the show when he gently blew on the tablet’s mic, and on its screen, the blades of a wind turbine turned, with electricity moving to a house and then into a storage battery. Stop blowing, the blades slow down, and the flow of power reverses. This works on the iPhone too.”

Via PSFK.com.