Sept. 26, 2011 -- From today's TechBytes: The latest iPad competitor could be available soon.
Numerous reports say Amazon will launch a new tablet computer, possibly this week.
The New York Times calls it a "souped-up" Kindle.
Other companies have struggled to compete with the Apple iPad. Amazon may be better positioned, because of its strength as a retailer.
Personal Coach Robot
There is a new high-tech tool in the battle of the bulge.
Autom is a 15-inch talking robot that will watch what you eat, keep track and give you feedback.
And not only that, this robot is a girl.
She's available for preorders and retails for $865.
Wake N Shake App
If you have trouble getting up in the morning, then Wake N Shake may be for you.
This alarm clock app comes with a bunch of unsettling tones, from an evil laugh to a hungry bear.
Once it goes off, you must shake the phone vigorously to stop it.
The app can be downloaded for .99 from the iTunes store.