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As the run-up to the annual holiday shopping season gets ever closer, major companies are unveiling their newest wares and putting them on sale just in time. Amazon's in that bunch as well, sprucing up its tablet line, revising its Android-based Fire OS, and even introducing a fancy new Kindle for those who'd prefer... Read more...
If you’ve been watching with unease as the world slowly shifts from print books to ebooks, a recent study on the subject will give you some extra ammunition. Researchers at Stavanger University in Norway carried out a study that seemed to suggest people have better reading comprehension when they read paper... Read more...
Samsung and Amazon are getting cozier, as the two companies announced that they’re creating a custom eBook service called Kindle for Samsung. It will operate as an app, and it will initially be available on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and other Galaxy phones and tablets that run versions of Android over 4.0. Users... Read more...
If the ultra-high resolutions of Apple's "Retina" displays no longer strike you as being impressive, then it's time to shift your attention over to quantum dots. Like all things quantum, we're dealing with incredibly small technology here. Through the use of current-dimming, light shone from an LED and through a... Read more...
It wasn't all that long ago that Amazon was solely an online bookseller. And then, it became an online superstore. And out of nowhere, it plunged into the hardware realm with its famed Kindle brand. The company doesn't seem like it's going to stop branching out anytime soon, hence a full force of rumors surrounding a... Read more...
The past couple of years have been very good to tablets: They've become much more powerful, are being equipped with true HD resolutions, and best of all, have price tags that would have seemed impossible just a couple of years ago. But, when it comes to Black Friday or Cyber Monday, we sometimes have to reevaluate... Read more...
Now that the FAA has relaxed some of the rules for devices that passengers aboard commercial flights can use during takeoff and landing, ereader users everywhere can rejoice and also squeeze in some extra reading time on flights instead of just staring glumly at the back of their seats. To celebrate, Amazon announced... Read more...
Who could've seen this coming? The online e-tailer that made waves by selling nearly every book in the universe is keeping the art of reading at the forefront of its sales... but in a very different way. As digital bookworms have emerged and Amazon's Kindle line of tablets and e-readers have exploded, Amazon has... Read more...
Barnes & Noble was expected to launch a new ereader in October, and the company managed to slip its new 6-inch Nook GlowLight in just under the wire. Launched in time for the holiday sales push, the ereader is designed to compete with the Kindle Paperwhite and offers a soft, built-in reading light. The flyweight... Read more...
Amazon on Tuesday launched its Kindle MatchBook service, which allows you to purchase -- or receive for free -- the Kindle edition of print books that you've previously purchased new from the online site. Perhaps you want to free up some space on your bookshelf and donate your dead tree copies, or maybe you're getting... Read more...
Barnes and Noble recently indicated that it was planning to launch at least one new Nook device in time for the holidays, with more in the pipeline, and according to The Digital Readers sources, that time may well be in early October. The sources indicate that B&N is likely releasing both a tablet and an ereader... Read more...
A mere week after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' acquisition of Washington Post comes one of the tastier rumors that has surrounded the company. According to a source close to Game Informer, Amazon is currently knees-deep in the production of its own game console, which, given the price point of the company's Kindle... Read more...
Amazon likes to drop prices on its own products from time to time to goose sales, and indeed, it’s done it again with the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD. The company dropped the price for the 16GB model to $169 from $199, and the 32GB is down to $199 from $229. The deals include “special offers” that you’ll be stuck looking... Read more...
Got a Kindle? Got a kid? Amazon has you in mind, as the company announced updates to its Kindle FreeTime Unlimited content service that delivers as much kid-friendly content as they can consume. The service originally rolled out in December of last year, and since then Amazon says it has added over a thousand titles... Read more...
Despite Amazon being a mega-marketplace for just about anything, it's the company's reading-centric initiatives that are largely defining it these days. And now, Amazon Publishing is introducing yet another product in that category with Kindle Worlds. It's a new publishing model for independent authors, and it's... Read more...
Amazon on Wednesday announced new accessibility features for the Kindle reading app that will make it easier for blind and visually impaired users to navigate the Kindle libraries, read and interact with their books, and more. Those rocking an iOS device get first crack at the new features, which are available... Read more...
While the e-reader market isn't exactly exploding in the way smartphones are, there are still plenty to go around -- and plenty of demand to be filled. Kobo seems to be doing just fine keeping up with Amazon's Kindle line and B&N's Nook range, and today it's introducing a limited-run unit to please those looking for something a bit more... Read more...
Amazon has plenty of experience building quality, light-weight displays, thanks to the Kindle. So, it’s not too surprising that Amazon is working on an advanced display – but what will make you do a double-take is just how advanced this display is: it looks like the thing will never need charging and will... Read more...
What's the company that owns the Kindle brand to do? Why, buy a social reading engine, of course! Some deals just don't make sense (anyone recall HP buying Palm?), but others -- like this one -- couldn't be more perfect. Amazon's reading ecosystem has grown into its own monster, with the Kindle brand becoming nearly... Read more...
Anyone who finds themselves strapped in an airplane on a regular basis knows that "chime" all too well. It's the sound of hitting 10,000 feet on the way up (liberating) and the sound of hitting 10,000 feet on the way down (depressing). Kidding aside, this arbitrary measure has somehow forced modern passengers to hold... Read more...
Much like it's possible to sue for anything these days, it's apparently not all that difficult to patent anything. While that's something of a stretch, Amazon has just nailed a surprisingly broad patent that could have an impact on the consumer electronics economy as a whole. At its most basic level, the patent -- which was awarded in the... Read more...
Acer is making white box tablet producers nervous with rumors floating around that the well-known computer maker is developing a $99. At that price, it’s likely to eat up a large chunk of the market share that is currently going to off brands, particularly in developing countries. At the moment, it doesn’t look as though Acer... Read more...
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