Barnes & Noble Intros New Nook GlowLight

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Barnes & Noble has revealed the second-generation Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight, only this time around, the company is just calling it the GlowLight. It improves on the first-generation e-reader by being both lighter and brighter for better reading, as well as improvements being made to the display with faster response times. Just looking at […]

Amazon Resurrects Huge Kindle DX E-Reader From the Dead

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After having discontinued its large 9.7-inch Kindle DX e-reader in October 2012, Amazon is now bringing back the hardware that’s unchanged from its release since 2009. It’s unclear why Amazon is quietly re-introducing the tablet in 2013; the company so far has not issued a statement or press release, only to allow the Kindle DX […]

Amazon May Finally Release Color Kindle E-Reader Thanks to Latest Acquisition

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Amazon has confirmed that it had acquired the Liquavista business from Samsung, a move that could potentially allow the Internet retailer to finally launch an affordable color e-ink Kindle e-reader in due time. Samsung had not done much with Liquavista since it had acquired the company; it was rumored that color e-ink displays based on […]

E-Readers May Be Cleared for Takeoffs, Landings in 2014

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The Federal Aviation Administration, or the FAA, in the U.S. may revise its longstanding policies to allow the use of select electronic devices during the sensitive takeoff and landing period. Thus far, no electronic devices are allowed to be powered on during flight when the plane is under 10,000 feet as the FAA says that […]

SmartBook Software Helps Students Ace Tests

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With a new semester firing back up students are always looking for new ways to study and learn course material. While many students are moving to e-books there are always improvements to be made in reviewing the content that students read for their classes. This is where the McGraw-Hill SmartBook comes into the picture as […]

iBooks 3.0 Leaks Hints at iPad Mini’s E-Book Focus

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Apple’s been long rumored to focus its much anticipated 7.85-inch iPad Mini on the e-book segment to grow its tablet market share and compete with lower cost Android slates, like Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD. Now, a listing for an iBooks title comes with requirements specifications from Apple inside the company’s iTunes […]

Onyx EINK Android Smartphone Boasts Week-Long Battery Life

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Move over Motorola with the Maxx series (Droid RAZR Maxx, Droid RAZR HD Maxx) smartphones as Onyx International’s new EINK Android smartphone with an e-ink display will last on a single charge for up to a week. The company’s phone uses screen technology that’s more typically found on e-book readers, such as the Amazon Kindle […]

‘The Daily’ Trimming One-Third of Staff

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Tablet-centric publication ‘The Daily,’ operated by News Corporation, is now laying off as many as one-third of its workers. According to All Things D, which is also owned by News Corporation, editorial and sports departments are taking the biggest hits along with the design and production department. That translates to as many as fifty people being […]

Nook Simple Touch Hack Brings Multi-Touch to Barnes & Noble’s E-Ink Reader

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While Barnes & Noble had conceived its Nook Simple Touch as a simple greyscale E-Ink electronic book reader, that’s not stopping developers and hackers from envisioning additional capabilities for the device. As the device runs a customized version of the Android operating system at its core, and like its color LCD counterparts in the forms […]

Amazon Ready to Launch Color E-Ink Kindle Touch Readers?

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Digitimes is reporting that Amazon has ordered color e-ink panels from E Ink Holdings. The 6-inch color e-ink panels could potentially make it into the next generation Kindle Touch e-readers, which would be the first e-ink readers from Amazon to feature a color display. Though Amazon has the Kindle Fire tablet, based on Google’s Android […]

Kindle Fire to Get Silk Browser Performance Update in Two Weeks?

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Amazon is preparing an update for its recently released debut Android tablet, the Kindle Fire, that will bring performance updates to the device. According to Dieter Bohn of The Verge, a tipster to the site hinted that one such update will improve the performance of the Silk browser on the Kindle Fire, which was highly […]

Kobo Tries to Compete with Amazon, One Free E-Book a Month

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In an offer to owners of its e-reader hardware, Kobo is offering a free e-book download a month to avid readers. Users who purchase a Kobo e-reader tablet or E-Ink e-reader between November 24 through March 31, 2012 will be able to download an e-book a month gratis from Kobo starting January 2012. The selection, […]

Analyst Predicts 10-Inch Tablets Will Be Priced at $300 in 2012

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The e-reader and tablet market will be heating up with increased competition on the pricing front in 2012 with manufacturers dropping the prices of their offerings. There are a number of factors that may attribute to the marked decline in prices–not being able to sell many tablets and compete against Apple’s iPad with iPad-like pricing […]

Tablets Are From Mars, E-Readers Are From Venus

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When it comes to gadget purchases, new data from Nielsen shows that men prefer tablets, while women prefer e-Readers. The data comes as part of a quarterly survey of connected device users and found that smartphone usage is about equal across genders. Women control 61% of the e-reader market, up from 46% a year ago. Men have […]

Sony to Refresh Reader Lineup of E-Ink E-Readers Next Month

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A new generation of e-ink-based Sony Reader devices are expected to be introduced next month according to the Bloomberg. In an interview, Sony vice president of digital reading told the publication that the company will introduce new software and hardware in August. The plan is that the e-readers will be made available to customers before […]

First Google eBooks Reader Set to Launch

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With the tablet market (or, as some would call it, the iPad market) getting most of the attention, it’s easy to forget about the eReader wars. The Kindle is still the most famous, but Barnes & Noble’s recent reboot of the Nook (along with the tablet hybrid Nook Color) has been turning a lot of heads as […]