New Nook Tablet And Playstation Vita Debut, Staying Positive Online, ‘Hunger Games’ Cast Goes On A Mall Tour

Playstation VitaBarnes & Noble is going head to head (in a tablet war. Barnes & Noble is cutting the memory of its Nook Tablet to 8GB and the price to $199 to match the Kindle Fire in cost and capacity. Meanwhile, Amazon seems to have its sights set on Apple with rumors swirling that the online retailer plans to introduce a 10-inch tablet which would be more in line with the iPad. And Apple is reportedly testing a mini version of its iPad that would be competitive with Barnes & Noble and Amazon’s smaller-sized tablets. In other tech news, Sony’s Playstation Vita went on sale today and the portable gaming system — which offers gamers better controls and a more sophisticated gaming experience than smartphones — is already selling well, according to Sony) (CNET) (eBookNewser) (CBSNews) (Time)

The Internet has its share of trolls, but some websites prefer to focus on the positive (instead of the negative, such as Positively Positive. The site provides a daily dose of good news for users. Similarly, HelloGiggles was founded by Zooey Deschanel, Molly McAleer, and Sophia Rossi as an “entertaining and supportive community” for people to interact online in a troll-free space. It even has a “no gossip” policy. With Millennials facing such tough times, they can use all of the positive online inspiration they can get!) (Mashable)

The cast of ‘The Hunger Games’ is coming to a city near you! (Get ready for malls from Seattle to Miami to be overrun with screaming fans, a la Twilight. At each stop, fans will get a chance to ask questions of the film’s stars in a Q&A session, and they can enter to win give aways from the tour’s sponsors, including Microsoft and China Glaze. Speaking of “Hunger Games,” here’s your friendly reminder that tickets go on sale today for the March 23rd opening) (Deadline Hollywood)

Demi Lovato has become known for being very open about her personal struggles (following her stint in rehab in late 2010. Now, MTV and Lovato are releasing a documentary, “Stay Strong,” that follows the star as she gets back to a regular routine and goes on tour. In the trailer for the documentary, which airs on March 6, she says she never wanted to be a role model, but by being so honest about her issues and inspiring to her fans, she’s one of the best role models we can think of for young women) (MTV)

Rachel Crow may not have won ‘X Factor’ (but the 14 year old may have gotten an even better reward from being on the show. She’s landed a contract with Columbia for an album that she promises will contain “high notes” and a pilot musical comedy show on Nickelodeon. Who’s the loser now, Simon?!) (Popdust)

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Comcast is enlisting celebrities to keep subscription rates up (adding four new channels from the likes of Sean Diddy Combs and Magic Johnson. Combs’s channel will focus on pop culture and music with social network interactivity; Johnson’s channel will provide upbeat, enlightening programming for Black families. In other TV news, Google is testing out a pay-TV service in Kansas City, MO; it has filed for a license to deliver content directly to TV sets…) (WaPo) (NY Post)

DreamWorks Animation is aiming to position itself (as the Disney of China, according to Jeffrey Katzenberg. The company just opened a Shanghai studio — the same city in which Disney is building a new theme park — though it won’t release its first film until 2016. But it’ll begin distributing other DreamWorks content in China this year) (CNBC)

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