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When Sony introduced its Reader Pocket Edition and Reader Touch Edition earlier this month, we definitely didn't see this coming. We knew the company was planning on releasing a connected Reader in the future, but evidently Sony meant "the near future." At an event today in the Big Apple, Sony introduced its newest... Read more...
Traditionally speaking, Sony has never been a company to follow publicly accepted norms. From Mini-Disc to ATRAC Memory Stick Pro to those UMD movies that nobody wanted for their PSP, the outfit has a long, storied history of forcing its own proprietary formats onto consumers. Of course, that same history includes the fact that most consumers... Read more...
As interest grows in the digital-textbook arena, one of the providers of e-textbook subscriptions has announced plans to make over 7,000 titles accessible via Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch. The new applications that enable the eBook access will be free to subscribers of CourseSmart LLC. The apps let students access full electronic textbooks,... Read more...
Astak launched a new 5-inch Pocket PRO eBook reader that should provide Amazon’s Kindle with some good competition. This new reader supports over 20 open file formats and also features Adobe firmware that adds support for Digital Rights Management PDF files. Thanks to the Adobe firmware, users can read both... Read more...
Watch out Amazon, Sony's got the Kindle in its sights.Sony today announced two new Readers - the Reader Pocket Edition and the Reader Touch Edition - that will come out at the end of the month and cost less or the same as the older, more established Kindle. The Pocket Edition has a five-inch display, comes in several colors ("including navy... Read more...
Shoot, when we were kids, the best we could get away with in terms of something similar to this was "the dog ate my homework." In this case, a lawsuit has been filed after the well-publicized e-book deletion fiasco that ending up remotely deleting legitimately purchased e-books from users' Kindles. A 17-year-old from Michigan, Justin D. Gawronski,... Read more...
Barnes & Noble may have claimed to have the world’s largest eBookstore for a while, but Sony is right on its heels, having just announced that its eBook Store will provide access to more than one million free public domain books from Google. These books include classics such as Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, biographies, historical... Read more...
You know, it makes sense, really. Considering that Barnes & Noble is gearing up to launch what it calls the "world's largest bookstore," it should probably make sure that a maximum amount of people have access to its in-store Wi-Fi network, not to mention test it out to ensure that it can handle the strain of a million digital bookworms... Read more...
We're a little rusty on our "old sayings," but we're pretty sure one of them goes: "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." With seemingly everyone jumping into the E-reader game these days, we guess it was just a matter of time before the consumer electronics giant known as Samsung jumped into the ring. Following the likes of Amazon, Plastic Logic... Read more...
Barnes & Noble announced the launch of what it is calling the world’s largest eBookstore. The new Barnes & Noble eBookstore (www.bn.com/ebooks) supports a wide range of platforms including the iPhone and the iPod touch, BlackBerry smartphones, and Windows and Mac laptops. Barnes & Noble will also be the exclusive eBookstore provider... Read more...
For many, $359 is just too much to pay for an e-book reader. Even if that does include unlimited Sprint connectivity to download new titles practically anywhere. To that end, Amazon has whacked a full $60 off of the price of its Kindle 2 just half a year after it was first introduced in New York City. The price drop could be significant, as... Read more...
Reports indicate Amazon is working on a new version of its Kindle e-book reader that will have a larger screen. According to sources who say they have seen versions of the device, the new Kindle could make its debut before this year’s holiday shopping season. By offering a Kindle e-book reader with a larger screen, Amazon would be better positioned... Read more...
Back at the end of January, we told you about the expected announcement today of the Kindle 2, the next-gen e-book reader. This morning, Amazon.com confirmed the news at a media event at the Morgan Library and Museum in Manhattan. The upgrades on the Amazon Kindle 2 include:• slimmer design - .36 inches thick, weighing less than 10 ounces•... Read more...
Is the e-reader revolution finally upon us? Now, we know that demand for Amazon's Kindle has been remarkable, but it would still be a stretch to say that e-books were all the rage amongst the general populace over the past year or so. As Amazon apparently prepares to unveil its next generation Kindle on Monday at a New York City library, the... Read more...
When Amazon announced today that it would hold a press conference Feb. 9 at the Morgan Library and Museum in Manhattan, the rumors started flying fast and furious, and the consensus seems to be:Kindle 2 is to be released soon.A quick trip over to Amazon.com also shows that the Kindle just happens to be "sold out." How convenient that it isn't... Read more...
Forget about scouring the Web looking for a good deal on a Kindle or Sony Reader. Instead, Foxit Software would rather that you consider its latest device, the eSlick. Not only will the eSlick sell for less than the Kindle or Sony Reader at $259, but it also offers a decent feature set as well. What’s more, if you jump on the eSlick bandwagon... Read more...
ASUS Receives World's First EU Flower Eco Certification for Computers Awarding of EU Flower Certification to N Series Notebooks Bears Testament to ASUS’ Unwavering Commitment to Preserving the Environment Taipei, Taiwan, November 22, 2008 – ASUS, a company that is as committed to environmental conservation as it is to innovation and quality,... Read more...
MSI LAUNCHES COLORFUL NEW VR220 YA EDITION NOTEBOOKAvailable in Denim Blue, Coral Pink, Wasabi Green and Empire Black, the VR220 combines the latest mobile technology with style CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA - November 19, 2008 - MSI Computer, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is pleased to announce the release... Read more...
Gaming notebooks and an affordable price tag generally don’t go hand in hand. Today, however, MSI announced its newest GX630-028US gaming notebook with a price tag of just $799.99. So just what do you get for this price? Well, the GX630-028US comes with an AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core Processor, 15.4-inch WXGA display, NVIDIA GeForce 9600... Read more...
Social-networking giant Facebook is continuing to grow like mad. In fact, the company grew its active membership total from 90 million users in early July to 120 million now, according to Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer. While speaking at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce conference, Sandberg also noted, “We got more (members)... Read more...
AMD Powers World’s First ATI CrossFireX High Performance Notebook by Alienware- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3800 series graphics and ATI CrossFireX technology pack an unprecedented 640 stream processors into a single notebook - SUNNYVALE, Calif. - November 4, 2008 - High-performance gaming notebook manufacturer Alienware is putting two powerful... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces the first 15” DIY Notebook SolutionBased on Intel® Centrino® 2 Platform Sunnyvale, Calif.—October 30, 2008—OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, components, and systems, today unveiled their latest 15”Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Gaming Notebook... Read more...
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